Okay, so where was I? + Some pictures, not all still Some :D
Hi All 🙂
After I posted about the Maybelline Sumner essentials kit at least some of you might have thought “Z girl came to blogging scene after 15-20 days and slapped us with some Kit and did not say a word on where was she ?? ” Have you??? Have you???? If I were you I would have thought the same. So have you? 😛
Well I was on a vacation. I am pretty sure people who follow me on Instagram kinda knew this but let me go ahead and talk about that.
Vacation place: Shimla, Kulu-manali, Mandi, Amristsar and airport due to some delayed flights !!!!
How was the trip: It was good, awesomesause!!! I really got the time I was lounging for,to be with my parents and away from the daily hustle bustle. Because vacation means chitchat endlessly, eat food same time, stay in the same room and laugh at the same time. Some really don’t understand that quality time factor so chuck it!! . Also, I ate my favorite sweets, clicked very less pictures and got lost in scenes more, dint really look after blog much though it was always on my mind. This time I traveled with group so there was not any stop and could not really meet anyone. I am extremely sorry for that. I was updating on Instagram yet not everything. Food wise I am not a foodie and the food I eat is sad =))so there was not much to update.Also I witnessed snowfall for the first time in my life in Manali.
What did I pick? Couple of handmade shops, Pure Rose water, cosmopolitan, flower crown, pallazo, a jacket and loads of Tic Tac on the way. Dad bought souvenirs from different cities. Also I realized that I am addicted to Tic Tac. Between I Stole hotel toiletries…. ha ha. We stayed in that suite for so little I felt it was my right to take them =)) . Dad picked up 2 handmade soaps from some Khadi shop, because it is in trend in my home. Blogger Dad on the job =))
But travels in the Hill station area’s called for some hickups. There was some issue with the bus and we couldnot go back to one place and there was a last minute change. That was the only small disappointment I had as I could not pick up Pure Rose oil, another bottle of Rose water and bees wax at dead cheap rate, which was on my mind. I dint wanted to carry them, so I left it at last minute. I should have listened to my parents..sob sob. I was caught by stomach bug for a day. I thought I was the only one but next day we came to know that many from the group were in the same boat as I was, must be the food. Everyone recovered quickly though.
Though the trip was unplanned, last moment planned, the reason I took off without informing you guys was because I was lacking a little inspiration. I don’t know suddenly I felt that the efforts into the blog are less, not going anywhere, the language I am using here is not that top quality, too many product reviews, no DIY, nada. All that girly hormone things. Then when I started receiving emails on my whereabouts =)) and when I bumped into one of the readers in the Shimla I realized that
the thoughts, the rants, I put out reaches people everywhere. All that numbers, all that are poof, they just doesnot matter. I want positivity to spread, share new ideas and tell others that it’s okay to have your own opinion, that’s why I started this blog and that’s what I am going to do.
If you are out there with your blog, with the lack of followers in mind, lacking inspiration, don’t give
up, the fact that you are able to maintain a blog is itself is an achievement. Bonus: Your readers, which includes even bloggers. I mean look at us talking about vacation here, normal Hang in there.
I will get back to the usual lipstick and reviews soon and I leave you with some pictures I clicked along the way. And for more pictures on what I wore follow me on instagram here (shameless self promotion and contradicting my above statement) . I am twitter dummy otherwise I would have inserted that as well =)) . And you can say that I am fully charged.
Live Life To The Fullest
40 thoughts on “Okay, so where was I? + Some pictures, not all still Some :D”
Yes I did think why you posted about a kit, was awaiting this post. And thank you for the mention here <3 <3 <3
Your welcome 🙂
Oh wow Swathi, it seems you had a nice family vacation 🙂 I am planning to visit Manali soon, hope to grab some handmade soaps and other beauty products from there too 😀
Yeah so look around, Most are glycerin based try picking up which has some other base. Cold pressed soaps and all. Have fun and share your experience if you happen to visit 🙂
Travel rants are the best. I enjoyed your instagram photos. I am wary about eating food when I end up traveling cos I have a sensitive stomach but sometimes it’s so hard to resist the variety! where did you find cheap bees wax? I’ve been wanting to make candles. great write up.
Thanks a lot for the lovely comment. It’s better to restrict eating in a new place and while travelling. In Shimla, Manali it’s in these handmade plaza type shops, not all but few have those. I am idiot for keeping it for last moment. I think you get them through Ebay 🙂
I love picking up hotel toiletries too and just like you I claim I ‘stole’ them 😀
He he and the happiness we get is priceless 😀
So nice that you’re back! I saw your pics on Insta and I could tell you were having a quality time 🙂
Thanks so much Mariyam 🙂
It seems like you had great fun trip with you family :-). Nice informative post…
Thannks Pratima 🙂
Hey dear, Lovely post and hope you had a vacation with your loved ones. I too recently visited Kashmir with my parents. Mountains are just amazing. Great writeup too..:)
Thanks Mansi. Oo that sounds great, IKR mountains have charm of their own 🙂
I need that family time..break from office and away from hustle… you had a great vacation… your dad takes your blogging to next level ,so nice of him to pick soaps for you…lets call your mustache print pant “cullazzos” 😀 loved pom pom earrings and i still could not find Nivea lipbalm in stores :/ others i have except vlcc somehow i dread vlcc products :p
I know that feeling. Ha ha.. I know, it was really sweet of him to those and that too in chandan variant which I dont really have. Fantastic Idea!! 😀
I am not able to find them now either, everyone shows me those tinted ones :/ He he… I was the same and then some VLCC represent gave me some samples. Those worked so I buy something from them time to time. 😀
Good to hear you had such a fabulous time! 🙂
Thanks Melisa 🙂
The place looks wonderful
Thanks Hanna 🙂
I totally agree. A vacation is always needed to rejuvenate and get all pumped up again for quality work. That’s why I too take a necessary break always in 6 months to rejuvenate myself as the first place why we are here is that we love blogging and we are passionate about it.
The pics are great Swathi. Seems like you enjoyed a lot.
And getting missed here while taking a break also makes you realize how much people love you and miss you. 😀
Thanks for the sweet comment. He he true.
wow! You had a great time with your family. I love all the places you have visited. Hope to see reviews of the products you have picked up in your vacation.
I’ll review them as soon as start using them 😀 Thanks Ramya
Seems you had great fun 😉 Good one, Swathi 🙂
Thanks Ragini 🙂
Looks like you had an awesome time 🙂 welcome back
Thanks Shreya 🙂
Seems like u enjoyed ur trip… u need a change once in a while.. shopping fr handmade soaps and natural products is always exciting.. nice pics xoxo
Yeah it was like Finally 😀 Yeah and over whelming too he he thank much :)XOXO
Love the captions… 🙂 🙂
Thanks Ritam. Glad that you enjoyed them 😉
this seems like a great fun trip with you family …..Welcome Back Babe…xoxo, hugs neha
Thanks so much Neha 🙂
Hope you had a great time, Swathi! Loved checking every image! And you witnessed the snowfall? I’m still waiting for my first time! You must have felt wonderful. Right? <3
I did Lancy. Yes, I think that was the highlight of the trip, It is wonderful and hope you get witness that too <3
It is awesome to spend quality time with your family.
Post bigger pictures of your trip and many more!! 🙂
Thanks 🙂 You can click on them so that new screen opens, I’ll try 🙂
You enjoyed your trip a lot, sometime change may helpful for change the mood. Last year i also visited Potato research center shimla. It was great experience.
The place is a bliss 🙂