I can’t believe that it has been 15 years already! I remember when the ITC Sonar building was under construction, there was so much curiosity amongst the general public. That time, Kolkata did not have too many luxury hotels so we were all very excited. My first visit to ITC Sonar took place soon after they launched and it was a visit to Peshawri. For the last 15 years, it has been one of my favorite hotels so I felt really special when the management invited me to be part of their Crystal Anniversary celebration. On this special occasion, ITC Sonar has come up with a range of offers for their patrons. One of them is called 15 Hours Nostalgia where you basically spend 15 hours in the hotel experiencing luxury at its best.
Lakme is by far one of my most favorite makeup brands. They have improved their quality immensely over the years and they always come out with products that not only perform well but are also reasonably priced especially their Enrich range. The latest addition to the range is the Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon priced at Rs 185 only!
Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon is a newly formulated lip color crayon, for a soft texture and smooth matte finish. Get soft and colorful lips every day, in 10 different shades of your choice. The Lakme Enrich Lip Crayons contain a high level of mineral powders, giving your lips a soft matte finish. It also contains a rich mixture of olive oil and jojoba oil which condition your lips.
Let me warn you right away. If you are on a diet or planning to go on one soon, you should stay far far away from My Big Fat Belly, a new restaurant that has garnered some rave reviews. However, if you care more about a juicy burger or a cheesy pizza than the size of your belly, you must visit this restaurant because the food here is insanely good. We had our Kolkata Food Fanatics meet there last month and I was mighty impressed by what I ate.
The restaurant is located where The Little Donkey used to be, on Sarat Bose Road. It is a small joint and seats are limited so it is almost always full. I really liked the atmosphere of the place. It is done up in bright colors, there are quirky posters on the wall and in general, you feel a good vibe when you step inside.
You’ve come across situations right when you meet a person, they are impeccably dressed, very well groomed but the moment they open their mouth to speak, you feel like you are gonna faint right there? I am absolutely petrified of that ever happening to anyone talking to me hence a good mouthwash is my best friend. And my latest best friend is the new Himalaya Mouthwash range that includes three variants – Miswak & Pomegranate, Papaya & Pineapple and Saunf & Mint. These are priced at Rs 95 each (215 ml) and are fluoride-free, alcohol-free and clinically tested.
Himalaya Complete Care Mouthwash: is specially formulated with an active combination of Neem, Pomegranate and Miswak, to provide complete protection to strengthen teeth and gums. It kills 99.9% of bacteria, giving long-lasting fresh breath. Providing up to 12 hours of protection from germs, the mouthwash also prevents plaque build- up and maintains cleaner, fresher and healthier oral hygiene.
Himalaya Active Fresh Mouthwash: is a refreshing herbal formulation especially power packed with Fennel and Mint to prevent mouth odour. It kills 99.9% of bacteria, giving long-lasting fresh breath. Providing up to 12 hours of protection from germs, the mouthwash also prevents plaque build- up and maintains cleaner, fresher and healthier oral hygiene.
Himalaya Sparkling White Mouthwash: is a unique herbal formulation based on Plant Enzyme Technology from Papaya and Pineapple that gently removes surface stains on teeth in two weeks, leaving your teeth naturally white and sparkling. This no chemical bleach formula kills 99.9% of bacteria and provides up to 12 hours of protection from germs.
Recipes of Nature is a new range of 100% vegetarian face masks from The Body Shop. Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil, these masks are inspired from nature and three of them are actually 100% vegan. And what is interesting is that there is a mix and match concept to these masks. Based on your skin concern, you can apply a mask on that area. For example, if you have an oily T zone and dry forehead and cheeks, you can apply Himalayan Charcoal on the T zone and the British Rose or Ethiopian Honey on the dry areas.
Packed, crushed and drizzled with natural ingredients, each one has been expertly formulated with your skin’s needs in mind. Made with 100% vegetarian ingredients (our Himalayan Charcoal, British Rose and Amazonian Acai masks are actually 100% vegan) and formulated without parabens, paraffins, silicone or mineral oils – just our finest recipes packed with beauty superfoods from Himalayan charcoal to Amazonian acai berries. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies from around the world, each jar contains a secret power from purifying to nourishing to help your skin look and feel as good as you do inside.
- Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
- British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
- Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask
- Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask
- Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask
Rs.2495/- for 75ml