I have never ever worn head to toe black but having seen Londoners pulling this look so well, I must say I’ve been tempted many times. But something always kept me back. Not anymore, eighty days postpartum I am convinced this is a great look. 

black on black

 

Head to toe black has just the right amount of mystery, class and sophistication. 

head to  toe black

 Here, I’ve paired a black lace midi with a black shirt. I have used black-silver accessories to go with the look and a little black clutch and black heels to seal the number. 

black midi skirt style

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Skirt: Asos, Blouse: Simple Be (similar), Earrings: Tu (old), Bracelet: Gifted 

Of course the best accessory I have is my daughter who certainly brings out the best in me 🙂

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Harissa Chicken recipe

As a nursing mum there are days when I am ALWAYS hungry. Nursing is definitely the toughest form of exercise that I’ve done that sometimes makes me unimaginably tired. As a mum, I’ve also realised that at times I simply forget to eat and binge on unnecessary junk items.

To get my eating habits back on track and to keep myself energised throughout the day, I have started doing some things that’s helping me immensely: I keep myself well-hydrated, I eat small portions every two hours and most importantly, I always have a protein source in my main meals. I also go for recipes that are quick and easy to make. The other day, I experimented a bit and made this dinner. My version of Harissa Chicken is easy to make, delicious and most importantly nutritious. 

You will need: A portion of chicken breast, store brought Harissa paste, lettuce leaves, cucumber,1-2 cloves of garlic, salad tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, cayenne pepper (optional) and bagel bread. 

Here’s how to make: 

1) Cut the chicken breast into bite sized portions and marinate it with 2-3 tablespoon of Harissa paste. Keep it aside for at least half an hour. 

2) While  the chicken is marinating, make your salad. Cut the cucumber, salad tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes. Mix in a touch of cayenne pepper. Drizzle some oil from sun dried tomatoes over the veggies. Give the salad a thorough mix. 

3) Heat a pan and add some olive oil (just a touch would do you can use spray oil if you wish). Take out the marinated chicken and cook it thoroughly for 5-10 mins. 

4) Cut the garlic clove into small pieces and roast it with some oil. You just need to brown it a bit. 

5) Put the cooked chicken and salad on a plate of lettuce leaf and garnish it with roasted garlic. 

6) Serve it with warm bagel bread and enjoy. 

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When I was a kid, one of my favourite hobbies was to rummage through my mum’s bag as soon as she got home from work. For me, her bag was like treasure box, I would be delighted to find office notes, pen, her kohl, a lipstick etc. I would then take her bag and try to walk around our home in her little-too-big heels.  I think my love for bags, kohl  and other beautiful things started because of her. Today, as an adult there are certain things that you would always find in my bag. 

Hand Bag essentials

In my bag, you will always find: a hand cream, compact a lip gloss or lipstick, a lip balm, tissues, hand sanitizer, kohl and a comb. As a book worm, I also almost always carry a book because you know commuting can be a tedious task.

What are your hand bag essentials? Would love to know.  

Bag: Satchel Company, Compact: Body Shop, Lip balm: Body Shop, Hand cream: Body Shop, Kohl: Maybelline Smoky, Lip gloss: Revlon, Tissues: Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer: Mum and Me. 

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Mummyhood (I just coined the term) is a very tough and busy job which can sometimes (actually most times) leave you looking like a train wreck. Here are my beauty cheats that will make you look like a million dollars even though you feel bone tired and just want to be under a nice duvet for the rest of eternity. 

beauty cheats for busy mum

1) Clinique Uplifting Liquid Illuminator: This is perhaps one of the few products that I can genuinely not live without. True to its word, it really uplifts your face. Mix it with your foundation/CC cream for an over all glow or use it as a bronzer either ways you will look like you have had a well-rested night (which obviously you haven’t). 

2) Bodyshop Peppermint foot spray: Chances are you will be on your toes all the day. Needless to say, your feet would show signs of tiredness too. This cooling spray will rejuvenate and give them an instant freshness. 

3) Batiste Dry Shampoo: Most days I don’t have the luxury of gloriously shampooing and conditioning my hair. Batiste Dry Shampoo is my go to product to get instantly fresh and clean hair. 

4) Simple Eye balm: One thing I realised after becoming a mom is that puffy, tired eyes is part of the job. This soothing eye balm by Simple freshens and relaxes my eyes and is even keeping dark circles at bay. 

5) Olay CC cream: The CC cream is the best alternate to foundation and a tad bit better than moisturizer; most also come with SPF which means you don’t need another product on your face. 

6) Kohl: Busy Mom or not, a good flick of kohl is sometimes the only thing you need to look great. Even on days I  don’t put anything on my face, I still use kohl and it lightens up my face instantly. My favourite is Mac’s Designer Purple.

7) Lipstick: Just like kohl, lipstick is another great thing to use when you have to dash out and look fresh in less than a minute. My favourite one is Mac’s Up the Amp

8) Perfume: Another thing I realized after becoming a mom is that I also don’t have the luxury of taking long, relaxing bath. Hence, spritzing on some perfume is not only a great way to feel fresh but smell great too. My current favourite is Calvin Klein CKIN2U

9) Lip balm: Another quick and easy way to give some TLC to your lips is to keep applying lip balm. I have lip balms in every other nook and cranny of my home. I love the Grace Cole as I had mentioned here

These are my beauty cheats for anyone living a busy life. What are yours? Would love to hear. 

PS: This post is not sponsored, I have brought all the above products except the lip balm. 

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Fifty days postpartum, I am still rounder and softer.

maxi skirt postpartum style

But it does’t matter for my body has done something incredible of housing, protecting and bringing a new life to this Earth and it continues to do something incredible i.e. nourish, nurture and develop this little life :).

Maxi skirts for Postpartum style

Postpartum fashion maxi skirt style

Skirt: Monsoon (sold out), Top: Marks and Spencer, Bag: Satchel Company, Necklace: MIL’s gift, Earrings: Swarvoski, Bracelet: Warren James, Cocktail ring and sandals: Debenhams.

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