Colouring Book

Inaaya walked down the lanes of an unknown terrain and found that suddenly the world was a colouring book. Imagine the joy in her heart and the glee on her face when she saw that all that she once believed in, was actually a reality. Growing up is a gradual process. As you start believing in what everybody tells you is right and wrong, you stop believing in yourself and your beliefs. Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, a happily ever after: all of it becomes too crazy to believe. You laugh at them. Life laughs at you in return..

You stop believing in making things happen and start doing what is being done. You stop challenging ideas and start accepting everything as it is. Life becomes pretty much black and white. But happiness? It’s still there. It doesn’t leave you. Lurking in a corner inviting you to open yourself up, colours are still out there. You just have to close your eyes, take a deep breath, smile and think what is your best childhood memory. And believe me, that first memory will take you down the same lanes Inaaya walked into. She went in as a grown up but a little girl walked out of them that day. And as she laughed and giggled, a little hope in life was restored again. ❤

The many lanes of Bandra are filled with some of the most beautiful murals and graffiti. Some tell me that parts of Bandra are a lot like Goa. I wouldn’t know. I completed 5 years in Bombay this June and I still haven’t been to Goa. Call me a nerd, but being a class topper requires focus. Today when I think about it, I lost out on precious time while I was studying and kids were exploring. But I have no regrets. Because I believe in fate. If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen. Getting back to this post, Off-shoulders are a serious trend this season. Whether you have flabby arms or not, a broad shoulder or a rather tiny one, they look extremely good on every body type. Investing in them is definitely advisable these summers. The striped skirt is self-designed and self-stitched but you could get similar skirts online on Koovs. No, they are not paying me. I just thought I’ll be nice. 🙂

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What is on me:

  • Top: Divaat
  • Skirt: Self-stitched
  • Shoes: Zara
  • Bag: Aldo
  • Choker: A black ribbon I tied around my neck(!)

 

With Love,

Inaaya

 

PS- Tried editing the sad raw pictures to the best of my ability 🙂

Long Hair. Don’t Care. Ft. JCB

When a salon like Jean Claude Biguine invites you to come down and experience their salon services, you must understand what you are in for: you are in for some really professional treatment. I was no different. I walked into JCB’s Lokhandwala branch with a happy smile and boy, the smile just grew as the day advanced!

I have been asked about my hair care regime frequently and well I am a home-remedy kind of girl so if you’ve been following me, you must have read my previous blog on towel therapy. If not, here’s a link.

Since I have really long hair we had already decided for a hair care regime for me over the phone. Solo was my hairstylist and consultant for the day and I have to mention that he was very(read slowly) patient. I know it only too well how difficult it can get to manage long hair and this guy here was a gem. We began by talking about the kind of hair issues I had. I was only too keen to crib! After I’d shared my woes (!), Solo suggested what kind of treatment would suit my hair best. I have frizzy hair and a flaky scalp. I used to think dandruff and flaky scalp were one and the same but apparently not! We went in for an SP INTENSE ALCHEMY hair spa for my hair where the scalp and the hair was treated separately. It began with a really relaxing hair wash. After the hair wash, my hair were towel dried and the excess water was removed. A mixture of SP Keratin Restore with SP Balance Scalp mask was made which was then applied to the length of my hair while Wella’s Smoothen infusion was massaged in. I was kept in a dimly lit room and it helped in relaxing me a little. After the hair was given a steam, Solo rinsed out the products from my hair and gave me a nice blow dry!

 

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Results? My hair felt so much more smoother and I felt so much more relaxed after this rejuvenating spa. I do realize that one session will not change my hair, but I felt happy to have treated them to some good treatment nonetheless. If visiting JCB Lokhandwala, ask for Solo! 🙂

  • Treatment: SP INTENSE ALCHEMY
  • Charges: Rs. 2500 excluding tax
  • Hairstylist: Solo

 

With Love,

Inaaya

 

Picture credits: The amazing Akash Pandey who you’ll be seeing me work with in the next couple of shoots. 🙂

Treat Your Hair (:

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How many of us suffer from the I-don’t-like-my-hair syndrome? I am sure a majority of us do. Women with straight hair wish for curly hair. Women with curly hair wish for straight. And the ones with wavy? There mood wavers just like their hair! I have been there. I feel you amazing women. But thankfully I am over that phase now. I have come to realise that one can’t just “wish” for their hair to be a certain way. They need to work hard enough to do something about it. Just how you need to work out to be fit, you need to work on your hair for it to be beautiful. Of course you can chemically treat them, smoothen them, straighten them and do all kinds of experiments on them. But there’s something pure and organic about home remedies that make them special for me. If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know that I have fairly long hair. Today I felt like the need to share the secret behind them. I honestly am not a fan of spending 1500 bucks every fifteen days on a hair spa but I do believe that one should treat their hair just like they treat their taste buds. If you have the kind of money to splurge in a spa, well, stop reading right now because what you’ll read is the cheapest way of doing a hair spa at home and you might hate yourself for not trying it! It is my mom’s turban therapy technique to nourish your hair at home. Being brought up in a small town, we didn’t have the luxury to hit the spa and get our nails painted every week. So a lot of things that happened were within the four walls of our homes. Turban therapy I think is an age old practice but since Mommy dearest introduced me to it, I’ll be naive enough to call it hers. Oh yes.

What do you need: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Hair Brush, Towels, A Bucket Of Hot Water

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STEPS:

  • Step One: Mix equal portions of Olive oil and Coconut oil in a bowl and massage it onto your scalp. Rub it in and give yourself a champi. Taking help from Mom or a friend is allowed. (You can also use Castor Oil along with it for hair growth!)
  • Step Two: Use a hair brush and comb your hair. Make a top knot. This will make it easier for you to steam the hair.
  • Step Three: Soak towel in a bucket of hot water, wring it carefully and wrap it around your head like a turban. The steam would open pores which will allow the oil to penetrate deeper in the roots and nourish your hair.
  • Step Four: Repeat this process two-three times depending on your patience level and let the towel stay for fifteen minutes each time.
  • Step Five: Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and see your lustrous hair shine! Repeat this twice every month atleast for better results.

BENEFITS:

  • It helps reduce dandruff.
  • It helps reduce hairfall.
  • It helps in hair growth.

Haha! I think I’ve gotten too much into details. But hope this helps you! Let me know!

With Love,

Inaaya