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24 August 2016

Blogger Babes Workshop by Clozette

Hey all, it's been a while since my last post, quite obviously the reason being me busy with my baby girl and the very little time I get is gone in snoozing. Last saturday I finally stepped out for an official event after Yogish insisted me to but agreed and I was a little less restless as Nia's grandparents are here with us to take care of her.

The only thing that was a bit hard to manage was the time of the workshop, it was supposed to start at 9:30 in the morning, and everyone had to reach at 8:45 for the registration and to make that happen I had to start getting ready around 8 after feeding my baby and leave early as the venue was about 15-20minutes drive from our place. But no worries, coz I managed to be ready in a new off shoulder top that I bought recently and just put on the pants actually the only pair of pants I fit presently(New as well), quick makeup and after a long hug, a few hundred kisses and goodbyes to Nia, I even left a ton of instructions for the people at home. Could'nt help the MOMMY NATURE though and told them to keep me updated, infact I ended up creating a what's app group named "Nia's updates" for them to answer me more promptly. lol
Trying to shed the post-pregnancy weight, any tips ???? Oh and I just realized while uploading the pictures, I even forgot to pull out the tag off my sandals, not lazy just too busy and lost in the world of diapers. 

I left with my dad in Uber as my hubby was out for a cricket match, though I really wanted him to drive me to the Venue, and may be we could have had a little coffee date afterwards, but he was going to play after a long time and was quite excited about it, so I did not force him much.















Top : H&M  /  Bottoms & Sandals : Marks & Spencer
Bag : Charles & Keith  


Struggling through the traffic and thinking about Nia the whole time I reached the venue around 9:15am did the registration at the counter and took a few pictures with my friends. I got the opportunity to meet 2 new members of Clozette this time named - Tisha and Lystra who work as editor and writer with them. And I was happy to see Kersie after almost an year who is one of the creative directors and co-founders of Clozette and we got NICE time to catch up on a little talk about blogging, work and also about our family , as me being a new mom is always looking for tips on baby care, and trust me it's NEVER ENOUGH. She was so humble and sweet, I have never met such a vibrant personality before and love how she manages work/travel and her 3 kids so perfectly, NOT an easy job dude !! Cheers to that :)

It was a lovely interactive session and the special guest was the Malaysian blogger turned you tuber - Charis Ow who told everyone about her journey and achievements till today and she is definitely going to be more successful in the You tube world. Kersie Koh shared how she created clozette and what was the main force behind it and how bloggers could use that as an example for building their own brand. Lystra (the one on left with long hair) shared a few tips on creating stories for fashion/beauty/lifestyle and how to make it look interesting to your followers.

Clozette is an amazing platform for all those who are interested in fashion and lifestyle and you can create a free account over here and stay updated about the new happenings in fashion and beauty world, shop some amazing stuff and a lot more.

The session ended with chit-chats and alot of photos at every corner and I left after bidding goodbye to my blogger friends and everyone else. I had to reac home at earliest, I was getting anxious to see NIA and just hug her close to me just to let her know how much I missed her while I was away. The evening was a little busy as I also attended the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2016 for Eclispe by Sonny San which was running late, so we all went to the mall where it was taking place, and left as soon as it got over.  SIGH !!

I will be sharing about my busy life later in the upcoming post, till then have a great week you guys.

xoxo
Kanchan

5 August 2016

June Favorites .....

A few of my favorites from last few months from the brands I trust and have been using for a long time. I have always tried to pick the best shampoo/conditioner for my hair because I have always believed in taking care of my hare the best way I can, and yes I do follow the advise my grandmother has passed on to me.
Earlier I have shared an article on how I take care of my hair, you can read it here - HAIR CARE BASICS and I will say it again for you all to regularly oil and wash them. Recently I chnaged my shampoo from L'oreal to Lakme because I felt my hair drying up during pregnancy, might be coz I did not take care of them while I was dealing with my sickness, the only care I took was weekly hair wash at salons, and a hair spa every fortnight. And it is obvious that the heat treatment at salons only make your hair dry though temporarily smooth, though I did I would not allow you to go for it until you need it for  a function or so.

Lakme k.therapy repair shampoo & conditioner 

I would definitely suggest you to buy this shampoo and totally recommended for dry and frizzy hair that turn bad due to various treatments, I have been using them for over a month now and absolutely love it.





L'oreal Hair Spa 

The best when it comes to pampering yourself with a creamy hair spa at home resulting into soft and silky hair. Have trusted it for years and will advise you to try it too. Thank me later girls :)






The Body Shop 

My favorite flavour in cocktails since I remember has been - Pina Colada and how could I not buy it when my trusted skincare brand released it's range. Love the aroma of it, and the body butter is my constant companion before I go to bed. Go get it of you too are crazy for fruity smells like me !!




L'OCCITANE SUPPLE SKIN OIL & SHOWER OIL

The most amazing skin oil I came to use while I was pregnant, a must have for all those who are planning to get pregnant, the best part being it can be used even after the delivery to keep your skin soft, supple and marks free. I did feel the change in my skin texture after I applied it. Try for yourself and let me know how you liked it !!


These are few of the products I used and loved for last few months and have a few more too to share, that shall be seen in the future posts soon. Hope you took part in the FRIENDSHIP DAY GIVEAWAY on my Instagram here and followed me too :)

You can leave your comments below if you would like me to share any specific kind of post regarding fashion/lifestyle or a beauty product, I would love to :)

xo, Kanchan

24 July 2016

Memories for a Lifetime !!











I have heard it a lot but today I can actually say " time flies with a baby". Today marks 20 days since I delivered my cute baby girl and she has given us nothing but joy and we feel so blessed to be her parents. I am learning so much about motherhood every single day and I cannot thank god enough for giving me this chance to be her mamma and take care of her.

We wanted to make it a memorable journey and capture all we could to look upon after few years and relive these precious moments all over again. I am loving this time with Nia, she makes me smile every time I look at her. The first few nights went really well at home, though I thought she would prefer sleeping in dark, quiet and air conditioned room but she turned out to be completely opposite and loves noise, well lit room and no AC but fan. About a week when she could not sleep in our bedroom made us worried, but the moment we brought her into the living room under the fan she slept off in seconds.
 Generally she would sleep about 3 hours until next feed, but since last few days she is much more alert and awake than sleeping, it sometimes is a struggle to put her to sleep, but my mother told me that babies change their schedule every few days, they would be sleeping for hours in a week and then would be awake for hours the other. But I am so proud of her for being such a good girl and sleeping into her cot so nicely. She does not trouble us at all, in fact she only cries for feed or when her diaper needs to be changed, and I have never seen her cranky except when she had her arm pain and a little fever due to the BCG vaccine. The doctor had told us it would discomfort her a little in about 10-14 days of time, so those two days she hardly slept through the day and could only settle when her daddy put her to his chest and cuddled, guess that's all she needed.

I could literally break in tears when I see Yogish holding her, or playing with her or making her sleep, I wish I could just freeze these moments forever and look at them every day, their bond is so full of love, care and the fact that she calms down when he calls out her name. I truly am blessed to have these two in my life and I love them to the moon and back.

So, you new mom's out there need not worry if suddenly your baby wants to play more and wants to be talked or cuddle to, it's just their changing time table, if they would not sleep through the day, they would definitely sleep much better in the night. Just give them time to settle, and take your own time to understand what your baby wants as they cannot express it into words until few more months. I love to see her sleeping and different poses she makes every few minutes, sometimes she would put one of her arms above her head and the other by her body, or sometimes she would put both her fists on her cheeks and smile in her sleep, how can I not love this tiny human and how can I not click her pictures??. But it always disturbs her sleep as if she knew she is being watched or may be she gets scared, my father had told me not to gaze at anyone specially babies while they are sleeping as somehow their sleep gets hampered, I never believed until I saw it by myself and now I agree to him totally. A little advise I would give is, once you have fed the baby and put her to sleep, do not stare at her for more than a few seconds, or else be ready to hear them cry and later just blame yourself for doing that.

Another change and feeling that I'm loving these days is that she completely recognizes me, my face, sound and touch, it is the bestest gift I could have got from her at this point. While she is playing with her grandparents and if I call out her name or I happen to pass by she would cry and do actions just to let me know she wants to be in my arms and cuddle and I love it too.

She has totally changed our lives and made it complete and much much more beautiful than we could have even imagined it to be,we are loving parenthood the most !!

Do you have any tips to share (SURE THEY WOULD HELP) with me or advise to give as to how I can understand her better, or has this changing schedule thing happened to you as well ?? 

Love, kanchan


14 July 2016

Nia's Birth Story...... !!

Thank you everyone for all the warm wishes you guys have been sending in, Yogish and me really appreciate that and also for staying put with me throughout my pregnancy, I gave birth to a lovely baby girl on July 6th in the morning named"NIA" and we are overjoyed, excited and totally loving the feeling of parenthood. The date was not on our minds by any chance, as last appointment with my doctor went pretty well too. But on 5th morning I started having some pains and a lot of discomfort, which kept on getting frequent and more painful by the evening and more towards the night, so we decided to leave for the hospital when I could not bear them anymore and they became terribly strong.

As much as I loved having my baby girl inside me for 9 months, I wanted to hold her in my arms and cuddle for hours and kiss her for a million times, the words cannot express the love I have for her. We have waited for this day to come and finally it arrived when we least expected it to be and for the best But as they say "God has his own way of doing wonders and creating memories". I got admitted to the hospital on 5th past midnight, and both Yogish and me were getting even more excited as the clock was ticking, the anticipation was building up, the nervousness on my face was clear and happiness on the father to be. He kept telling me to relax and just think of how our lives will be so complete and beautiful once our baby arrives. Just a few hours away from meeting our little angel, we clicked a few pictures and talked about all we would be doing once she is born, and all of us prayed for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.

I always wanted to go for a normal delivery but as I said earlier about god's plans,you never know what happens when. The doctor advised me to go for C-sec because of the position of the baby inside and that made me much more scared and nervous. I had earlier discussed with my friends and heard about their experience with the C-section delivery and had my own thoughts about it too, but thankfully it went pretty well.









All I can say is that pregnancy is the most beautiful experience a woman has the privilege to live and and nothing compares to the feeling you get after you see that cute face, tiny fingers, toes and the smile which is only meant to melt your heart in every way possible. You won't even remember the discomfort or pains you had for those nine months after you meet your little one who by all means is yours and going to love you back like you cannot imagine.

It's been 9 days since Nia was born and I already feel the time is flying by, and she is growing up so fast, I just have to soak myself in these lovely moments with her each second each day of my life and just love her more and more.

Having the best time of my life undoubtedly !!
xo, Kanchan



28 June 2016

37 weeks and counting..... :)












Dress : Promod (similar here) /  Bag : Charles & Keith (here)
Espadrilles : Cotton on /  Glasses : Ray - ban (similar here)
Watch : Guess (similar here) / Lips : Sephora

It's been a long and beautiful journey until now, and I can't wait to meet the little human growing inside me already. As much as I'm involved in nesting and baby shopping, I make sure to get myself the right amount of pampering and self-care too. I cannot even count to as how many salon trips I've made since my 2nd trimester, and they only got better and more in number when I entered the 3rd trimester. and I would advise you all moms-to-be to go for it, and indulge yourself in a hair-spa session or mani-pedi with your bestie or alone as you like, coz you surely are gonna miss it for sometime at least.

Now I'm about 15days far from my due date and I wish to make the most of this time by going on drives with my love, getting that last hair-cut before they turn into a messy bun, last facial for I want my baby to see me beautiful not horrible(if possible), and dinner dates as a couple, for later they will be family dinners or the three of us.

I had heard of the nesting instinct, but I actually have been facing it for a week or so now and guess what - I love it. I have done everything possible to tire my servant off, that she also could notice how crazy I'm going to keep the room clean and dirt free for my baby. The only part remaining no is of packing my hospital bag as I feel now is the time I might have to run to the hospital anytime anyday. We plan to finish the shopping this week and keep it all set for the big day rather panic at the very last moment.I will soon be sharing pictures from my pregnancy shoot, that was done on my birthday a few days ago, stay tuned until then.
Have a great week !!
Love, Kanchan