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Confessions Sunday #10- The Final List

Hi Guys, 

Another Sunday and another confession time but I must say, this is gonna be the last post on this series guys. It’s just not fun anymore! So, I thought this time, I will do this list of my likes and favorites and stuff! 

Interested? Intrigued? Read on-

My favorites:

  1. Favourite movie (Hollywood)– Harry Potter series! 
  2. Favourite movie (Indian)– Queen 
  3. Favourite Musician– A.R. Rehman
  4. Favourite singer– S.P. Balasubramaniam
  5. Favourite T.V. Series– F.R.I.E.N.D.S
  6. Current favourite series– Good Witch, Fuller house, Modern Family 
  7. Current favourite series (Indian)– Mahabharata on Star Plus
  8. Favourite Actor- Gerard Butler and Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor
  9. Favourite Actress- Ann Hathaway and Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra
  10. Currently watching- Victorious! 😂

Other favorites:

  1. Favourite author- J.K. Rowling and Stephen King 
  2. Favourite YouTuber– Kaushal Beauty and IISuperwomenII 😍😍
  3. Just subscribed on YouTube– Vidhya Vox! 👍👍👍
  4. Favourite instagrammer- beautybyhayley365
  5. Favourite fashion app– Roposo 

All about me:

  1. Me in one word– Foodie! 
  2. Best known for– my advices and helping friends around tough spots! 
  3. Strangers think– I am rude and unfriendly 
  4. Friends think – I’m honest and stubborn 
  5. My best trait– very trusting 
  6. My worst trait– Mood swings 
  7. I can’t live without– Music and Books 
  8. My take on life– Time heals all wounds! Until then live life with patience and courage! 
  9. My ambitions- Not much now. I used to be very ambitious. But I would still love to travel all around the world! 
  10. Word of wisdom- People think Love is the most important thing in this world. I beg to differ. The most important thing in this world is RESPECT! Even if you feel like you are loved by someone, if you aren’t respected by them, get out of there! Because, love is superficial-it fades! 

So that’s all I can think of sharing at this moment guys! This will say everything about me and the type of person I am. Hope you have gotten to know me a little better! 

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Confession Sunday #9- Good Witch!

“There is a little magic in everyone!”

Hi friends! 

This one is going to be very short. So my confession for this Sunday is that, I’m very very busy watching the Good Witch on Netflix! 

I am loving it! It’s such a feel good series. I have a constant smile on my face the whole time I’m watching! When an episode ends,  only then I realise that I have been smiling the whole time and that my jaws are aching! 😝😍

It’s simply too beautiful. I really wish I had such beautiful gifts! 

Anyway, no spoilers. Do watch it all of you! And let me know of other shows and movies on Netflix that’s nice! 😃

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Confession Sunday #8- Lonely in a crowd!

Hi Guys 

Today’s confession…  Hmmmm…..

So after over 2 years, I decided to get out of the home, alone! Go to a mall nearby, get some facial, Mani-pedi, have a quite lunch and relax over a cup of coffee. I used to do it all the time but ever since my baby, I couldn’t take the time out. My hubby said he would take care of kayal. After a lot of hesitation, I simply put on a dress and got out thinking I needed this a lot! So I headed to the Phoenix marketcity mall, Chennai! 

OK, right here lemme tell you all one thing! If you want to have a nice and peaceful outing then don’t go to a mall especially on a Sunday! I thought going early would help me to get ahead of the crowd but no. It Seems like the whole of Chennai thought just like me! 

Thank God, I got an appointment quickly at the Naturals Salon and spa. That was the only good thing about the day. I got a nice relaxing facial done. By the time I got out of the salon, while mall had become like a zoo. People everywhere- walking, talking, laughing, window shopping, sitting where ever they got a little space! Children running all over the place! I started to feel so claustrophobic! 

Even so, I thought I should at least have a quick lunch before I leave. So I headed to the Burger King stall, stood in the queue for like a decade and finally got a burger and a mango milkshake. With the tray in my hands, I was searching for a table to sit at and couldn’t find even a single chair free! Even the chairs that looked empty were pre-booked with purses, hand bags and shopping bags! I had to share a table with a couple and it felt so awkward and lonely that I finished my burger quickly and left from there! 

My last and final resort was a cafe. I hoped that not many people would wanna have a coffee at 2:30 in the afternoon. I roamed from Cafe coffee day to Kalmane, Dunkin Doughnuts to Krispy Kreme, but it was all crowded with no empty table! Finally I gave up and by then I started to miss my baby girl so much. So I simply booked a cab and got back home to my kayal! 

I know that the reason I wanted to go out for a while was because I was feeling so tired and frustrated at home. The same routine continues day after day! I wanted a break from that routine and I thought I would enjoy some time away from my baby. But the moment I stepped out of my home, I started to miss her. I was getting anxious about her the whole time even though I knew she was safe and sound with her father! She has become my habit! I know that someday I have to let go of her and maybe I will actually be relieved at that moment. But right now, I am not ready! 

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Confession Sunday #7- Voice and Words!

Hello Friends,

I have always been a shy kind of girl, who prefers to be alone and keeps to herself most of the time. For as long as I can remember, I have never started a conversation with a stranger, never been the star of a party, never liked attention and never spoke loud. I have a very small circle of friends who are very close to me and love me for what I am. With them, I dint even need to speak to be heard!

But my life has changed by leaps and bounds since I was a shy teen-ager! I got married to a complete stranger in the name of arranged marriage. I had to start to actually speak out what I felt or what I wanted and that was fine by me. However, our interests and passions are so different from each other that my husband wouldn’t get a lot of stuff about me even if I spoke it out. It was then that I started to loose my temper and started to raise my voice.

It went to an extent where the sound of my own voice drowned my thinking capacity. I didn’t care about what I was talking or if it even made any sense. I would simply shout at people and then ask them why they aren’t able to understand me! This went on and my friends and family were so worried for me. They used to beg me to low down my voice but it would only enrage me even more.

Then kayal came into my life and everyone (including me) thought that it would change me. That wasn’t the case though. By then I had gotten used to shouting out my opinions and thoughts that I dint spare even my kid. In many instances, I would scream at my baby girl to stop her from doing something or to get her to stop fussing. It would scare her out of her skin and she would start to cry uncontrollably. I would start to feel so sorry for her and hate myself for not controlling my voice.

Anyway, I have started to meditate and follow a few other simple exercises to control my anger and thus my voice. I have started to be more soft and patient with my baby girl. She has changed me for good in a lot of ways and this is another one of them! Now that I have started to speak more slowly and softly, I have come to realise that, voice is only heard! Only words are listened to.

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Confession Sunday #6- Books! 

Hi Guys

So this week’s Confession- My love towards reading books! I started reading books when I was about 10 years old. I know it’s a bit too late but reading books to kids at bedtime does not happen in India! Anyway, until I was 10 and I read my first book (completely), I thought my school library was a place to sleep! 😋

The first book I read was from the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine called ‘Stay out of the Basement’. I remember it so well because it was the first time that I lost my sleep over a book. After that I borrowed books from my school library almost every other day. My librarian used to yell at me cuz she thought I would compromise on my academics if she let me read so many story books. However, she soon realised that there was no stopping me. I had completed all the books from Goosebumps series (available to me) and moved on to the Fear Street series by R.L. Stine. 

By the time I was 13, all my friends were fighting over hardy boys and Nancy drew books while I was reading Books by Stephen King and Frederick Forsyth! 

Anyone could call themselves a book lover with that kind of history but I wouldn’t call myself that. Until I got my hands on the first Harry Potter book! For the first ever time, I realised what it actually is to LOVE to READ a book. With every page I read, my mind was creating that magical world mentioned on those pages. I had imaginarily created Hogwarts School, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Wesley, the wands, the spells, quidditch and all of that! I was so immersed in that world that my mom had to literally shake me to bring me back to reality! 

It was then that I realised, anybody can read a book. But the joy of reading is in the imagination that it creates, bringing the characters to life, giving them a face and enjoying the whole thing play out in your mind as you read the book. If you are able to do that, then you will understand how ADDICTIVE reading is. 

Currently I am reading- “Can Love Happen Twice?” by Ravinder Singh! 

Well guys, I am looking for suggestions on what to read next. So tell me, What are you reading currently? What is your all time favourite book?
Love….. Kani…… 💝💖

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Confession Sunday #5- Reverse cleansing of Face. 

Hi Friends, 

I’m sure all of you have heard about reverse shampooing of the hair. It’s all about conditioning the hair first and that’s followed by the shampoo. As supposed to shampoo followed by conditioner which is the regular method. People say that it makes your hair look lively and voluminous and whatever else the reason is, it simply doesn’t work out for me. 

Anyway, while this reverse cleansing of hair was gaining so much attention, I realised that I adopt the same method too but not with hair! It’s a well known face care routine that face wash is followed by scrub, Face mask and toner. However, I have come to realise that scrubbing the face first followed by the face wash works wonders for me. Especially while I have just wiped off my makeup and there are still traces of the makeup and grime left on my skin. 

It’s as simple as it sounds- I pick out my favourite face scrub, apply on wet face and gently massage it on my skin. This removes the dirt along with the dead skin cells, dry patches and everything unwanted. Following that, I use my face wash to perfectly cleanse my face and that’s it! My skin feels all fresh and smooth and completely free to breathe. 

Currently I am using 

  • Lakme clean up strawberry face scrub 
  • Lever Ayush natural fairness saffron face wash. (A post coming up all about this product!)

So that’s my confession for this week guys. Try it out and if you like it, then this confession can be considered a trick/hack as well!  😂😘

Love…… Kani…. 💝💖

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Confession Sunday #5- The octopus hair! 

Hey Friends! 

I know I’m a day late, but we had some issues with the internet! So here I am with this week’s Confession. This one is more like a tip or hack than a confession. It is how I can guarantee a long, healthy and well nourished hair! “The Octopus Hair” 😂

Once in a month, I make time to give my hair the care it so deserves. Since I am residing in a place where the weather conditions and water is so adverse, I have to follow this through if I want to maintain healthy hair. 

So what I do is, I take small portions of my hair just like the way we do while straightening or curling. I comb it out to remove any knots and then apply coconut oil to that section thoroughly. I then braid it (roughly) before I move to the next section. I continue to do this until all my hair is divided into about 8-9 braids! It looks really funny, believe me! Then I lightly tug at the braids, one by one, to improve blood circulation to the roots. This helps in the growth of your hair. I sleep on it so that the oil works it’s wonder all through the night before I wash it off the next morning! 

Why this method instead of the regular oiling of your hair? 

Simple- it is a guarantee that each and every hair is completely covered. Coconut oil has lot of amazing advantages and is very important for your hair. I know it’s too tedious a job and who has the time! But personally, it has been helping me a lot. 

Try this one out and do let me know how it worked out for you! 😊

Love….. Kani…. 💖💝

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Confessions Sunday #4- Who/what makes me the Happiest! 

Hi Friends, 

This week’s Confession was requested by one of my beautiful readers – Debbie. 

Follow her site Here

So to answer your question- I’m gonna take two routes here! 

1st – Who makes me happy! 

I won’t have to think even for a second! It’s my Daughter- Kayal. She is going to be 1 in two weeks! She is the light of my life. 

After delivery, I suffered through a mild depression (Post-partum depression!). All the pain I went through and the sleepless nights that followed left me really down. There were times I would cry for no reason and other times when I would struggle to even breathe! 

Through all of that, her face, her smile and her tiny little hands were my saviour! I knew I had to be strong and I have to get through this because she is waiting for me, depending on me! She is a true blessing! 😍😍😍

So the 2nd – What makes me happy!

I am simply elated when I know that my posts are actually being read before liked or followed for. 

Seriously, it is a kind of rush that feels amazing. Everyone blogs so that they can reach out to a lot of people and share their story or help them out somehow. And knowing that it is happening is a great feeling. When a while lot of people follow to be followed back, there are still a few who follow cuz they find your content amazing! 

For the very reason I was very happy to see Debbie’s comment asking me a question

I had mentioned in my previous post that I would base my next confession on the questions that my readers ask! It still holds good! So leave your queries in the comments below! 👇😊

Love……. Kani…….. 💖💝

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Confessions Sunday #3- Dear Diary!

Hi Friends, 

Well……… It’s Sunday! And I wanted to share yet another secret about me and my life! 

I love to maintain a dairy! 

Mine is the kind of diary that when you see it you want to read it. I keep it short and add a few souvenirs and stuff to remember that day! Like business cards of hotels where I ate, tissue papers & stirrers from coffee shops, some random pics etc. It makes my diary look colourful as well as when I see that souvenir, I don’t even need to read the page! 

But lately I have been too busy to maintain an actual diary (book, hard bound and all that) So I was looking through the iOS app store for a journal app. And I’m really really happy with what I found! Check it out- 

Grid Diary is very simple and effective and the kind of organised that I love! 

Just a tap on the grid and write down all of your feelings through the day! It’s simply amazing! I love this app and also, it is free! 

Guys, would you like to know something about me? Do comment below and I will make sure to answer them as a part of my Confessions Sunday post! 

Do follow me on Insta and Facebook! 

Love…… KANI…… 

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Confessions Sunday #2 – Oxidised Obsession

Hi Guys

Well another week has flashed by! And it’s Sunday again. So what am I going to confess today? Read on!

So, This is my confession. Lately I’m obsessed with Oxidised jewellery. Seriously guys, I am OBSESSED with them. I have been running around and looking for these babies all over the place. Simple ones, heavy ones, earrings, neckpieces, nose pins and all that stuff.

They are simply beautiful. It looks amazing on traditional outfits and it accentuates over Indian skin tones.

I found a few nice stores on Instagram that sells a super wide range of Oxidised jewellery. But buying from Insta stores is a lot riskier than buying from online stores. Most of them turn out to be traitors!

Anyway, that’s it for this Sunday. Hook on to my blog if you like what you are reading!

Love….. KANI…..