Meraki Spa & Boutique

Are you in desperate need of some pampering ?

I already know what the answer would be. Nobody refuses a spa or a pampering session. Of-course I didn’t  think twice when I got a call from Meraki Spa & Boutique . I couldn’t wait for the scheduled day any longer. After a long day of work all you need is some unwinding. Spa-goers in Bangalore, did you know there was a new place in town to laze ! It’s the Meraki Spa & Boutique. Well all I can say is, I felt like a kid who just entered Disneyland. Thrilled and delighted.

At Meraki Spa & Boutique, the experience is organised in a way that it would touch your soul and relieve the mind and body – True. It’s known as the best luxury spa in Bangalore offering the best quality of body treatments with steam  bath, body massages, body scrubs. They use their handcrafted products at Meraki Spa & Boutique. There is a relaxation space where you can just lie back, have some tea, read a book and feel enchanted. From Aroma Therapy Massage, Swedish Massage to area focused treatment, they have it all. This luxury spa is situated in a tranquil lane off St. Marks road away from all the hustle bustle.

I entered the building to go to Meraki Spa & Boutique and was mesmerised by the entrance. The entire decor and interior reminded me of Greece. The organic fragrance in that place gives an exotic feel to it. I was offered a wet hand towel with juice to cleanse myself. The wet hand towel is also called Oshibori. Cold Oshibori is used in summer and hot Oshibori during winter. It’s a common sight in China and Japan.

Met Mr. Debanjan – Founder of Meraki Spa & Boutique. He introduced me to all the services that Meraki provides and spoke about Meraki Spa and Boutique in depth.

Later, I decided to go for a deep tissue massage. The strokes are slower and the pressure is deeper. It soothes your body and concentrates on all the areas of pain to reach the sub layer of muscles. It was 2 hours in heaven. When I entered the room, my therapist asked me to sit down so that she could clean my feet before we started. The deep tissue massage was everything that I wanted after all the riding in the city. It went on for 60 mins. After the massage, she asked me to head to the steam room. This was my very first time  in a steam room. Post steam, I enjoyed a quick shower with their in house personal care products.

After the entire stint, I was asked to sit upstairs in their relaxation space where they served me a cup of green tea. It was a “Alice in Wonderland” moment !

I was smitten by the entire procedure and surely can’t wait to experience their other massages. This was by far the most amazing and poised affair ever, until I stepped out and looked at the traffic. I so wished I could run back and stay in peace.

Thank you Meraki Spa & Boutique for this wonderful experience.

















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Meraki Spa & Boutique

Address: 8, Papanna Street, Off St. Marks Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Phone: 076196 13118
Cost – Rs. 2500 onwards
Cheers !!
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How to Layer for Fall like a Fashionista

Firstly, Happy Dussehra Everyone. After a week long holiday, I am back to work. Not loving it obviousy ! But no worries, Diwali holiday start in few days. This month is filled with festivities.

Oh ! Have you read my post on The Ethnic State of Mind. Read Read !!🙂

It’s fall time already !! There was a time when Bangalore had an air-conditioned weather but now it swings to extremes. From bone-chilling weather to scorching sun and in-between surprise rain showers is how I would define Bangalore weather. I am sure most of the Bangaloreans will agree with me on that. You can always wear a light sweater, jacket & sweat shirt in this weather. One of my favourite part about Bangalore is that you can wear a crop top and a jacket on the same day ! I love coats and knits but knits are something I rarely wear. With coats and jackets, it’s fun styling. Your goal is to be warm and not look stupendous. If you are confused how to layer your jacket or coat, wait till you read the entire post ! You are at the right place !!🙂

It’s always a pleasure to have new combinations or options because like they see we always spend time figuring out what to wear. So to ensure you have the coolest option, I am here with a new blog post on “How to Layer Like a Fashionista”. It would not only keep you warm, but also make your outfit interesting. From dress to floral or contrast jackets is all you need.

Layering to me is all about pairing different type of clothes together to look cosy. It’s actually pretty simple. All you need is a cardigan on a tank top or a coat/blazer on a dress. I personally prefer wearing 3/4th sleeve and if not then always layer something on whatever I wear. I was the happiest when they introduced those long shrugs, they are extremely comfortable and chic. So have fun styling this fall !!

Photography – KSLenscapes

Dress – SpringBreak

Blazer – Forever21

Shoes – StreetStyleStore

Accessories –  Forever21






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Hope you liked the post ! And tell how do you like to layer ??

Cheers !!

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser – Review


Finding the right skincare product is pretty tricky always, because a product purchased can either work or ignored. Few months back, Kiehl’s and The Small Town Blogger came together to organise “An Afternoon with Kiehl’s“. We had invited few friends and bloggers from Bangalore for consultation. It was a fun evening with the Kiehl’s consultants. I did learn a lot about my skin that day. They also gave me a bag full of products to use according to my skin. One of them was the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleaner. People who have read my beauty blog posts or know me, know that I have a tan prone skin. Not that I don’t love getting tanned but the tan also makes my skin dry and rough unfortunately.

It was during one of my trips to the beach, when I decided to carry this along with me. Without any expectations, I used the product like a face wash. I was delighted to see the after effects. The liquid cleanser is thick and also has a foaming agent. The foam is soft and gentle. All you need is a grain size amount for your entire face. No Kidding !! Not only does it cleanse my skin, brightens it but also removes make-up instantly. The skin does feel a little dry and naked after a while, but there is nothing that a moisturiser can’t do.The one that I received was a 75ml tube  which would cost Rs. 895 and have been using this product from last 6 months.

All you need to do is apply a speck of facial cleanser on your fingers and gently massage your damp face with the it upwards. Rinse thoroughly. As simple as that.

This Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser is composed of  Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil, this gentle formula dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris. This mild cleanser is specially formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup, without over-drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. If you are looking for a cleanser and a make up remover, this is where you stop looking.

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:

  • For optimally hydrated skin, use with the other formulas in the Ultra Facial collection.


Once you try this, you will be hooked !!


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Go to the Kiehl’s store in your city and get yourself consulted. Use the samples for the products suggested before you buy the product. This is what I would do since the products are pretty expensive.

Have you used the Kiehl’s product before ? Which are your favourite cleansers ?

Comment down below🙂

Cheers !!

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Best Ways to Change Up Fall Makeup Routine

Now that the summer is over and fall is here, it’s a time of changes. Not only are things changing with the clothing you wear and with things you eat and drink, but you might also want to change your makeup routine. Many women don’t realize it, but switching things up with your makeup with the change of the season is a great way to show off your creativity and that you are in sync with the fall. Here are great ways to change your fall makeup routine.

Eliminate Shimmering Bronzer

Shimmering bronzers are more of a spring and summer thing, so one of the first things you should do is eliminate the shimmering ones from your daily cosmetics. Choose hues that are matte instead for a softer, cleaner look. You should also apply your bronzer in a few specific areas on your face that you wish to highlight, instead of all over like many tend to do. Remember, less is more. With that in mind, use your matte bronzer in limited amounts.




Lime Crime Lip Color

Find great new lipsticks to complement your fall look. Lime Crime has a number of gorgeous options, some shimmering and some matte. The Perlees Matte Collection is stunning and offers a number of fall friendly colors, which are traditionally darker, such as asphalt, gemma, penny and beetle. There are even unusual colors like denim, which, you guessed it, is blue. However, Lime Crime’s newest lipstick line, Heavy Metals, has one of the best fall shades in its Lana, a shimmery bronze lipstick. These cosmetics range in price from $18 to $20 and will keep your lips looking and feeling great for the fall.




Smoky Eyes

Try the smoky eye look for the fall. It makes a statement and looks great. To achieve the smoky eye look, choose a dark eyeshadow to go in your outer corner of your lid or or directly over the lid, surrounded by lighter shades. Add a dark eyeliner in colors such as black, brown, dark gray or navy, and use a smudge stick to smudge them. Add black or dark brown mascara to complete the look. It will really make your eyes pop.



Use Primer

As the weather grows steadily cooler with the onset of fall, you will want to ensure that your makeup stays intact all day long. This means you should use a good primer. It will serve as a foundation for your overall fall makeup look and keep your skin well moisturised at the same time, which is important as the weather transitions.

Have A Beautiful Day !!


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