Every weekend ever

Hello everybody.

IMG_4409It’s been long am here. I am off mainly because I usually write my blogs only when my boss baby sleeps and in recent days I am giving her company when she sleeps.

Today’s blog is quite interesting for me to write mainly for the reason I have plenty things to spill on. The blog ie every weekend ever is from my perspective, but you may find something relatable also.

Mondays are my most uninterested day of the week obviously for the fact that you need to hit the whole week again. Yes, I am not a working woman but still it hits me hard. My main reason for that Monday blues is the meal planning for the week, lunch box scenes and to keep my toddler busy.

My planning for weekend usually starts on mid-week when am already waiting for the weekend. Apart from me, my weekend planner ie GOOGLE always comes to rescue. My first search would be places to visit in Bangalore. And my google shows up with the tourist places around. Dear google I have been to all the tourist places you suggest on every Monday morning on every week, you must know me better by now!

IMG_6293IMG_7190I soon get fed up with the tourist spots and I go one step ahead. I start searching on weekend getaways from Bangalore. My search list is now filled with 10 must visit places for your weekend getaways. I scroll and scroll (impressed with google) finds something interesting immediately call up my husband and tell him about it. Don’t forget this is mid-week still and I don’t even think twice before calling up my husband who is busy. He says let’s come and talk over and hangs the calls.

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staycation at salem.

 

That doesn’t end there. I am not much pleased with results and now I search for staycation near Bangalore. Now I am on cloud 7 seeing all the options for a staycation, yes cloud 7 because cloud 9 would be staying inn there no?

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staycation at mysore.

I see all the well-furnished rooms, amenities, swimming pool etc etc. I now finalize that staycation is the best plan for this weekend.

As I am a wife and a mother I re check each expenditure twice. By saying this I know I planned for a staycation just few seconds ago. So, the plan automatically drops off because staycation every weekend is not possible.

IMG_4350IMG_2145IMG_0780That’s when reality hits and I decide to google any new restaurants nearby. Because we usually go to the comfort zoned restaurants. I waste almost 100s of mbs when I finally give up and decide to go with the flow on the weekend. That’s how my week day goes by.

The excitement gets to another level when its Friday. One for the fact I always make sure to eat something good for lunch on Fridays because it’s a blessed day of the week. The second thing about Friday is that its weekend.

IMG_8706The excitement of going for a ride on Friday night is something that I always look up to. I am not the person who loves expensive food rather I would be happy to have a scoop of ice cream. So, I am super happy that’s its finally weekend (no plans yet). I usually like early morning drives but since my baby it gets hard to wake her up early in the morning just for a drive. So that is also skipped now, and I have some real high expectations for the evening since its Saturday. My Saturday lunch is usually a yum biriyani and nap after that.

Saturday evening starts with my tea and my grumpy face towards my husband because I didn’t conclude on where to go. He is ready to take anywhere but it’s always me who is not sure of anything.

He: mall?

She: afaf(our daughter) will be bored.

He: parks?

She: filled with mosquitos.

He: play areas?

She: crowded.

He: shopping?

She: ill check online!

He: lakes?

She: it’s too late to go there.

He: family visit.

She: next time.

That conversation right there is so us on every weekend. He gives up. By now it’s already 7 and we as usual plan for a dinner. We have got few of our favorite restaurants and we keep polling on them.

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trip to hyderabad.

So, the Sunday morning usually starts around 9 to 9.30 when my husband comes home hungry after his cricket match. Sundays are the laziest. I literally don’t want to do anything. But as a mother and a wife, is there anything called I don’t want to do! So that’s how I clean up dishes,cook some food and that’s it! I don’t have high expectations on Sundays as my husband is completely off that day. On evenings we take our daughter to nearby play grounds and that’s the poor ending of my weekend.

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trip to mysore.

After all the gloomy paragraphs above I want to make clear that its not like I do not enjoy weekends its still the best alhamdulillah. I am okay if my plan doesn’t go with the flow I am happy how my every weekend is spent. I try to spend the most time with my family because that’s important for your inner peace.

Its very easy to get disappointed these days thanks to social media who plays the major role in this. When we see the stories of other friends in facebook, whatsapp, Instagram etc its normal to get jealous, compare your life with them and so on! I also update stories on my social media app fulfilling my blogger ritual and, I also see many of my fellow bloggers or my friends story. But I make sure I never compare my life with them. if i get real jealous like REAL jealous i either stop seeing that particular persons page or i pray to allah to give that person more! trust me guys that really helps! Social media is just 25% of real life. So be happy with whatever you have, and you’ll have a great life in shaa Allah (if Allah wills).

I am also sorry for some serious lesson in the previous para. Hope you have liked this little session on my weekend life.

That’s it for now

Until we meet again

Stick around!

 

 

Review softsens baby care range.

Hello everybody.

Hope you’re doing well.

IMG_6400Being a mother, the quest for safer and organic products is never sorted. I as a mother google a lot about how my daughter can stay away from all the chemicals around. Well, I think I am quite satisfied with the bath and baby care range from the brand called Softsens.

If you are following me on Instagram, you might already know that I recently received softsens’s baby care range and used it on my boss girl. She seems to be enjoying and I thought of reviewing it here. So, let’s get started!

I received their complete baby care collection to try on that includes the following.

IMG_63781.BABY MASSAGE OIL.

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massage oils are not my kid’s thing now because she doesn’t really like being oiled. And for the fact that she has left the age of massages long back. i still gave a try. The oil is light which is very good when you give a good massage. It spreads evenly and makes skin soft. What I most liked about it is its not greasy and oily at all after use. I am going to use it more often now. keeps her skin well hydrated.

price:100ml-rs.95

200 ml-rs.165.

2.BABYSOAPS.

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There were 2 baby soap range

Milk bar and natural bar.Its paraben free and no added colors makes them unique. It leaves the skin soft and the fragrance is quite appealing. its rich, creamy soft lather that cleanses the skin. It has a new born fragrance. Refreshed many of my nostalgic moments.

price: 75g-rs.45

100gm*3 -rs.135.

3.BABY WASH.

IMG_E6843The wash has been our favorite and my kid enjoys using it. Its mild and the fragrance is quite appealing. The wash is enriched with natural milk cream and shea butter. Its transparent in color and foams well. It is not very thick in consistency, lil watery. Little amount of it suffices the whole body.

200 ml -rs.142.

4.BABY SHAMPOO.

IMG_E6851This was the first time I used shampoo on my babys hair. Obviously for the fact that I dint wanted my babys hair to dry out and look frizzy. But my first experience experimenting with softsens baby shampoo has been a hit. It doesn’t dry out and hair looks good enough even after hours of shampooing. Nourishes the babys hair and scalp. It makes hair soft and smooth. The fragrance again is like the other products of softsens. Enriched with natural plant-based essential oils. My baby’s hair smelled amazing and lasted really long. its transparent and foams really well. A coin size of it is good to go. Its also tear free which is best part of this shampoo.

200 ml-rs.156.

5.BABYLOTION.

IMG_E6847Baby lotion are the ones which I never skip because of the frequent climate changes your baby need moisturization. This lotion is white in color and I loved their consistency. I always liked lotion with a little thick base. It moisturizes skin well and doesn’t dry out quick. It hydrates and nourishes babys skin leaving it soft.The fragrance is similar like that of other products of softsens. And I must say the fragrance has stayed on my Baby’s skin for almost 12hrs.

200 ml- rs.142.

6.BABY CREAM.

IMG_E6849I use baby cream only on face. I never experimented on creams and always glued to one expensive and imported product. I always step back when it comes to trying on babys face. Well when I read about their baby care range I was assured that product is all worth for such budget friendly range. Enriched with natural milk cream and shea butter. Its white in color and a coin size suffices. It keeps the skin nourished and hydrated for hours. Fragrance is mild and doesn’t last longer. It is little greasy when applied and dries out quick.

100g-rs.128.

7.BABY WIPES.IMG_E6853

Wipes are the ones which is my favorite among all baby care products. Why u ask? Its because of its refreshing smell and constant mommy use! the wipes I received contains aloe vera. Its free from paraben,alcohol and color. The wipes were smaller than usual may be because of the smaller packaging. Its obviously travel friendly. I loved the smell. Its too good. I used this more on myself.

price:pack of 20-rs.60

pack of 80-rs.200.

8.BABY POWDER.

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Baby powder is one I never used because of the effect of talc. The baby powder from softsens claims to be hypoallergenic. It contains natural plant-based ingredients which protects the baby’s skin from prickly heat making baby feel cool and comfortable. Its very light and I enjoyed using it.

Price: 200 gm-rs.110.

Pros of softsens

100% safe for baby.

Biodegradable.

Hypoallergenic.

Not tested on animals.

Free of parabens and harmful chemicals.

Contains pure and natural plan-based ingredients and essential oils.

Budget friendly

Fragrance is amazing and similar.

Loved the color coordinated packaging.

Loved their motto “inspired by moms,  developed by experts.

Cons.

I felt all the products smelled same.

I also did not like the foams of the bath care range.

i would definitely recommend this.

I try the baby products first on myself then on my baby!

Rating;4 OUT OF 5.

Their product is available here

http://www.softsensbaby.com/

also available on online stores like amazon, flipkart, firstcry, etc.

That’s it for now

Until we meet again, 

Stick around.