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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lingerie Loves | Red Lace

Until recently I was a very practical girl when it comes to lingerie. As a girl with many tops & dresses, it seems like you need to have a bra a dress sometimes - every single cut, color & shape needs to be in your wardrobe.
Now at the age of twenty two I feel like I'm finally done with all that & it's an appropriate time for me to dip into actual lingerie. Hence the new topics, lingerie loves - which will feature any new lingerie acquisitions that I'm particularly fond of.



And I'm starting of with two of my favorite new pieces, possibly in my favorite color combination of all time, black & red. Yes, I'm aware that I might have overused the world favourite, but that just goes to show you how much I love them.



I'd been seeing these sheer lace bralets on various foreign websites (especially UK based ones like asos) for a while, but I didn't find anything like that here. Then, almost a year ago I saw this bralet (in a different color) at the KOOVS Press Day. Still, I procrastinated about getting one (french lace is too delicate, I told myself!) Finally I took the plunge last month & hit the order button & I'm so glad I did. It's surprisingly comfortable even when worn for long periods. There's also a matching pair of panties & a set available in the same pattern but different color (navy & hot pink) which is all on my list.



The babydoll from Enamor is part of their Russian Firebird collection, inspired by Russian Folklore and the majestic firebird the collection boasts of colors such as orange, red and black in luxurious fabrics such as satin with beautiful and delicate lace detailing. I love the vibrant red color & the delicate mesh panelling at the top, not to mention the floral lace. And while the collection has some sheerer numbers, I like that this one isn't too racy either. In fact, it looks just like the cami/slip dresses that have been so popular recently. You can shop the Russian Firebird collection here. Enamor actually has their second infusion of the season out, Chinese Orchid, an oriental inspired collection that features vibrant purples & teals, I think I need to get me something from that collection too.



And of course, I had to put on red lipstick to match my lovely new lingerie & pose awkwardly. Are you guys into lingerie? I love that labels like Lonely Lingerie (NZ) are promoting the idea of buying lingerie for yourself - don't underestimate how confident & sexy these things can make you feel, you don't need to be getting married to treat yourself to some lacy unmentionables can make you feel!

love,
Magali

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Video | Vans x The Beatles Sk-8 Hi Reissue Unboxing

If you know even a little bit about me you'll know that I'm crazy about any fashion inspired by music! Watch me unbox these beauties from the Vans limited edition collaboration with The Beatles, they really are some of the most gorgeous hi-tops I have ever seen! And of course, don't forget to subscribe to be notified when I have a new video out (I'm running a giveaway on my YouTube channel right now!)




love,
Magali

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A day at Spa La Vie, Mumbai

Most of you must be familiar with the French brand L'Occitane (pronounced LOX-EE-TAHN) but did you know that they also have spas around the world? Their Mumbai outpost, Spa La Vie is an 8,000 sqft Mediterranean luxury spa in Lower Parel. With an expansive area at their disposal, the spa is Mumbai’s largest day spa and also Mumbai’s first true international day spa.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit Spa La Vie & since it's not very far from Lower Parel station, I decided to walk there as I figured that a nice brisk walk was a good precursor to a massage. The Spa itself is a freestanding building located just off a quite cul-de-sac. I loved all the beautiful natural light streaming into the entryway through the glass. I met with the people at the reception who gave me a form to fill out detailing my lifestyle choices & any health concerns I may have. I then met the therapist who would be doing my treatment that day, she was warm & friendly & brought me a honey, ginger, lime & holy basil (tulsi) tea, a combination known to detoxify along with a cool, wet towel. When I was done with the filling & sipping, she came with another tray for me to change out of my Keds into Osho chappals & then I was led to my room upstairs.

I opted for the Relaxing Aromachologie massage, a full body massage that used Swedish strokes, Chinese acupressure & Balinese massage techniques to stimulate circulation & relieve tension. The main essential oils used were Lavender, tea tree & geranium, a combination I knew I would love as soon as I heard it.
My room was wonderfully decorated & created the perfect ambiance for the relaxing massage that was to follow.  I was provided a safe cabinet to keep all my belongings & asked to change into disposal undergarments & a bath robe.

I was asked to lie face down on the massage table while the area was spritzed with lavdender pillow mist, one of my favorite products from their range. I asked the therapist to concentrate on my neck & upper back, as that's where I carry all my tension thanks to long hours spend hunched over my laptop in bed.
I remember thinking at the start of my massage that I'm glad I had a good sleep the night before, otherwise I would surely nod off during the massage & nevertheless towards the end of it, I dozed off anyway, let that be a testament to how relaxing it was.
After my hour long massage was over I was given the option of taking a shower or bath but my therapist suggested I don't so the oils have a chance to get absorbed.

The face of one very relaxed girl

I got changed & then took a quick tour of the unoccupied rooms at the spa, & am now seriously considering gifting my parents a couple's massage on their wedding anniversary in two months (silver jubilee, baby!)
I then said goodbye to the lovely folks at the spa & booked an uber for my trip back home (if you haven't tried uber yet, click that link to get your first ride free. It's the best!)
I absolutely loved the experience & for me the only deterrant to going more often would be the price, as a luxury spa it's on the steep side. But you get what you pay for & I'd wholeheartedly recommend the place to anyone, perfect to #treatyoself!

You can read more about Spa La Vie on their website & also keep up with their updates on facebook & twitter.

love,
Magali