Is Retail Really Therapy?

I know I said I’d talk about Balanced Portfolios in my previous post, but something happened yesterday that made me wonder – why do I shop when I am stressed?

So I Had A Bad Day

Ok, so remember my no-buy? I’d actually been doing pretty well. I haven’t bought myself any item of fashion or makeup ever since I decided on it. I skipped the Black Friday sales and even the holiday sales that are going on right now haven’t tempted me into buying anything. All that amazing progress, however, nearly came to a grinding halt yesterday. So I had had a terrible morning and a completely unproductive and generally crap day at work. As I made my way out of office, my first instinct was to deal with a bad day at work the way I always have before – by going to a mall and buying something new and shiny for myself. Read More

Going On A No Buy – Reorganizing My Wardrobe & Resetting Priorities

Yes, you read that right. I am not going to buy anything for a year. This (somewhat) drastic decision is the result of my taking the time last week to reorganize my wardrobe. I’ve finally come back to a size that is somewhat close to what I was pre-pregnancy, so most of my clothes fit me again. It was only when I reorganized my wardrobe, however, did I realize the enormity of the amount of crap that I had accumulated over the years. I know I talk a lot about sustainability and how humans are awful, but it turned out that I was a shitty human myself for purchasing what I did from the brands I did. Read More

#Ad Teeth Trouble? Check out Colgate’s New Swarna Vedshakti Toothpaste

colgate vedshakti toothpaste

Over the last month, I’ve had the opportunity to test Colgate’s new Swarna Vedshakti Toothpaste. The product, according to the brand is advertised as follows:

“The new Colgate Swarna Vedshakti is the Perfect Sangam of age-old ayurvedic ingredients and Colgate’s oral care expertise. It is packed with the goodness of Tulsi, Clove, Neem, Honey and Amla. The result is a toothpaste that gives the entire family the oral care protection they need and tastes great too!” Read More

#SpennMoney – Skincare Worth Spending On

The texture of skin had changed completely after I gave birth to my baby in January. I had grown up with completely oily skin, but after delivery, it had become dry. As if the dry patches weren’t fun enough, I developed cystic acne as well. I’d never really paid attention to skin care all these years, and it showed because I had no clue what to do (apart from being depressed). I did a bit of research and concluded that I needed a routine – something that wasn’t very complicated, and at the same time, ensured that my skin got the care that was required. Read More