December 22, 2019

Maternity Magic

MY OOTD: Maternity Dress Amazon

And just like that, I'm near the end of my pregnancy. Before moving temporarily to Hong Kong for my last trimester, Raj would talk to my belly first thing in the morning, and at night as soon as he got home from work. Things are starting to feel quite real, and I'd be lying if I said we weren't nervous about whats to come. 

I'm realizing in hindsight that the end of second trimester was the honeymoon phase. It's when the first trimester symptoms subside (the nausea, throwing up, acid refluxes and heartburn), your energy is back, and you generally feel pretty cute sporting the growing bump!

Weight Gain

Since many of you have messaged me on Instagram asking, I started at 55kg and have gained 20kg so far. The baby is around 3 pounds, and then there's the placenta and the rest is house fluids and a lot of blood paddling around. I've heard a lot of comments about how much weight I've gained, "Omg, you look so much bigger in pics than in real life", "Omg I thought you were Seema" (my mom), or "are you carrying twins?", I constantly have had to remind myself that every pregnancy is unique, and we all carry weight gain at different paces. I have eaten a lot during my pregnancy, and I also I do have a lot of water retention. 


I have been doing Pilates throughout my first two trimesters, going whenever I can and have energy as I was quite sick the first 6 months so it was hard to be consistent with it. Once I got to Hong Kong, I started prenatal yoga regularly, as I know staying fit can only help, with overall health as well as labor and recovery.


I've heard people lose hair post pregnancy, and I've felt my hair hasn't really become thicker during my pregnancy so I started taking Hairtamin Mom Formula the past few months and I have noticed a lot more baby hairs, which means I do have new hair growing. But will update you guys post pregnancy about this as thats what I'm most concerned about. If you would like to order, you can get 15% off your order using my discount code: ROSHINI

Also I have been drinking 2-3 cups of Red Raspberry Tea for the last two months of my pregnancy as I read its a uterine toner, which helps your body prepare for child delivery. I won't know till post delivery whether this help aid labor, but no harm in trying anything that could help with a speedy labor.

Additionally I have been having Dates, as it may increase cervical ripening which could reduce the need for medical labor induction. It is also known to have a positive effect on postpartum blood loss - again I will only comment on this post delivery.

Sleep & Baby Movements

I am thankful to have no pregnancy complications, but rolling over feels like running a marathon these days. And I love despite the loud grunts and groans coming from my side of the bed at night, Raj manages to wake up and check on me for all.

I was so giddy after feeling the first baby flutters. I was completely unaware how strong the movements would get. 

July 04, 2019

Bae On The Way

MY OOTD: Dress Asos | Hair Clip Asos

We're having a baby!!!! No dream has ever been greater than this! Raj and I are now going to be a Mum & Dad to this little dumpling! No words will ever be able to describe this feeling, we are so incredible grateful and blessed. We started trying thinking it would take 6 months to a year to get pregnant, but it happened a lot faster than we thought and couldn't be more grateful. #FeelingBlessed


June 03, 2019

Bollywood Glam

MY OOTD: Outfit Malasa Official 

May 08, 2019

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes

 MY OOTD: Outfit PapaDontPreach by Shubhika | Make up & Hair DressYourFace |

With the overwhelming positive responses on my wedding looks, especially the Floral Fantasy Mehendi Look, I thought of doing a creating a new Mehendi inspired Wedding Look as florals are over done now, so I wanted to come up with a theme that was completely unique whilst still being something realistic, something I would consider doing if I was a bride today.

Envisioning that this Mehendi event would is be set by the Beach. Btw is not a traditional Mehendi concept, its mostly just a party where Mehendi application can also be done whilst eating and boozing by the beach. There would also be a stall for the Henna tattoos in gold, silver and white colour.

I imagined a beautiful bridal stage decorated with shells, and starfishes, and maybe some green seaweed looking plants on the side of the Bridal sofa which could be a shell opened.

For this event, I imagined myself looking like a dreamy Mermaid Princess, a look that was a mix of fantasy & fusion. I worked together with my favourite and the best DressYourFace to help execute my idea. She kept the make up ethereal and fantasy and the hair we added soft braids on the side to go with the Mermaid vibe.

For the outfit, I searched for ages to find something that would suit this theme, finally I stumbled upon this PapaDontPreach outfit I knew this the one. The corset top looked like it could be a swimsuit or bustier that a Mermaid could wear, and the drama of the skirt is what really sold it to me.

Accessorizing it with peal and gold necklace and earrings to give it an ethnic touch.
I imagined guests to be in beachy dresses, with pearl or shell necklaces (since they are in fashion at the moment) or starfish earrings and men to be in swim shorts and vests, so very casual vibes.

This event would just turn in a party, with everyone dancing and just having fun. Like I said, its not a traditional Mehendi concept.

March 11, 2019

Gown Goals

MY OOTD: Gown Zayfashion

Stumbled on this stunning gown in Bahrain, and just had to share it here!


March 07, 2019

#ThatPoshTravels | Dubai

This is another list that I keep getting asked for! It was a tricky one to write as each time I visit there’s so many more new things to see and experience.

Personally, I think the best area to stay is Downtown Dubai or Sheikh Zayed Road, as its considered the Central area of Dubai. It’s basically the area around Burj Khalifa. But then again, it really depends on what you want from your holiday and ultimately budget will dictate where you’d end up staying. Im going to just list my favourite hotels, not because I would stay there but hotels to visit as Dubai focusses heavily on luxuries of life.

Madinat Jumeirah Hotel* - Abraa ride
Four Seasons Jumeirah
The One & Only in The Palm - only if your going alone with your partner - honeymoon feels
Burj Al Arab - iconic hotel in Dubai

Burj Khalifa 
Dubai Mall
Dubai Aquarium - inside Dubai Mall
Dubai Fountain - Water Dance outside Dubai Mall 
Souk Al Bahar
Bastakia - Old Dubai Heritage site
Dubai Frame - old & new Dubai
Desert Safari Experience - Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, Camel Riding
Dubai Creek & Al Seef District
The Pointe - Dine & Shop at The Palm Jumeirah with view of Atlantis The Palm
Ski Dubai - Mall of the Emirates
Aqua venture Waterpark - kids
Dubai Miracle Garden
The Palm Jumeirah - helicopter or seaplane ride to actually see the famous man-made palm shape island 
Dubai Opera 

Abu Dhabi is a 45 min drive, so you can also take a day trip to see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

La Serre Bistro* - truffle scramble egg
Arabian Tea House Cafe* - Emirati Breakfast 
Happy Egg
Stomping Grounds
The Sum of Us
Tom & Serg
Cocoa Room


Maiden Shanghai - Candypants Dim Sum Disco


Em Sherif
Khaymat Al Bahar

At.mosphere - @ Burj Khalifa - stunning 360 view
Raffles Salon
Sky view Bar - @ Burj Al Arab - view of Palm Jumeirah & The World Islands

Stomping Grounds
Amongst Few
Seven Grams
Life in one
Seven Fortunes
Secret Garden*

Miss Lilys* - Jamican Reggae
La Petite Maison
Tomo* - Japanese hideaway with a view  
Flamingo Room by Tashas*
Ill Burro - Truffle Pizza
Mythos Kouzina & Grill - Greek
Akiba Dori
Asia Asia

Smoky Beach
Mezza House
Khan Murjan
Sunken Garden
Cove Beach - Sheesha with stunning view of Burj al Arab
Shakespeare and Co.
Buhayra Lounge 

La Mer - lots of restaurants, shops and activities - 
Jumeirah Beach Park
JBR Open Beach - original public beach in Dubai
Umm Suqeim Beach - stunning view of Burj Al Arab - but no cafes or restaurants

Soho Garden
Nikki Beach
Cove Beach
Play Nomad
Drift Beach Club

Penthouse by Eve
Seven Sisters
Ambar Lounge
Level 43 - Sky Lounge
Siddhartha Lounge
Hotel Cartagena

40 Kong 

White Dubai - clubbing with a view
Industrial Avenue - underground club
Zero Gravity
Billionaire Mansion
Armani Prive 

Dubai Mall
City Walk - outdoor shopping complex
Mall of Emirates
Dubai Festival City Mall 

The Dollhouse Dubai


November 25, 2018

Fierce in Faraz Manan

MY OOTD: Outfit Faraz Manan | Jewellery Kamyen Jewellery |

Had the privilege of collaborating with the king of embellishment & pakistani couture; Faraz Manan. All I can say its that his collection looks even more dazzling in person. The intricacy of detail and beautiful embellishments and embroidery, which he has incorporated with Western silhouettes.

I love his use of soft pastel colours - beige, nude, blush, peach, ivory, cream, dusty rose, taupe, dull golds, subtle shades of pink and other muted hues

Photography by @safa.photographer


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