Friday, July 22, 2011

Shimmer at Jean Claude Biguine :)

I don't know about you guys, but this week started on a really stressful note for me, not so much due to work but more so because of the longgggggggg travel hours due to the non stop rain. The rain also played havoc with my skin, starting to make it look dull and hence I HAD TO find a solution to do away with both my problems. Deciding to go in for a midweek spa therapy :D, I zeroed down on Jean Claude Biguine (JCB) at Colaba for the perfect session of pampering that my past experience at their Bandra salon had taught me along with recommendations from quite a few people.

Headquartered out of Paris with numerous salons around the globe, JCB has been present in India since 2008. With five branches in Mumbai (Bandra, Lower Parel, Kemps Corner, Colaba & Juhu) and one in Bangalore (Vittal Mallaya Road), they provide innovative beauty solutions ranging from head to toe under a single roof.

As the day started, I couldn't wait for it to get over ;) And when it got over, you should have seen the speed with which I rushed! Located at Woodhouse Road, the place is the newest of the lot in Mumbai. Stepping in, I was warmly greeted by the Salon Manager - Gunjan who then gave me a complete overview of the services they offer, for me to plan what to get done. Hair services, facials, body therapies, mani-pedis (whew!), there was quite a choice. The products they use in all the treatments are atleast  90% organic, if not more :)

Organic Products used in their individual kits(one kit for one person for one facial to maintain hygiene)
Gunjan then introduced me to Sandra ( a really sweet French therapist) who sat with me to understand my requirement. Since my mission was to look and feel good - inside and out, we settled on what I was going to get done - a Phytomer body therapy. Phytomer is a top of the range French brand of Marine cosmetics made with different sea elements and algae, which I was told works wonders on the skin. She recommended the 'Satin Shimmer' treatment which would revive my skin and bring out its natural shine along with making it smooth. I was set! She led me to one of the spa rooms and how time flew for the next one hour I just didn't realize. :D

The Spa room
Phytomer products to be used for the 'Satin Shimmer' therapy
The therapy involved 3 steps:
  1. a toning body scrub of sea salts to get rid of the dead skin
  2. a marine body mask to detoxify the skin which I could actually feel penetrating my skin with a different kind of tingling feeling all over. I was wrapped like a mummy  :O for over 15 minutes while Sandra gave a nice head and foot massage to further relax me ( there is a slight seaweed smell which some people may not like but bearing it is worth the result)
  3. a hydracontinue body milk moisturisation to hydrate and seal in the moisture of the body
I was mighty impressed with the results and there was this lovely shine to my skin :) A very happy me!!!

I'm already considering my next visit for their Kerastase hair therapy where they electronically analyze the scalp and then suggest the treatment. For this too they have have a separate Kerastase treatment room where there is no disturbance while you are being taken care of.

Kerastase Room
JCB offers loyalty cards to their regular customers which entitle them to special privileges. They keep running regular offers too like they are currently offering a stylish umbrella on spends worth Rs. 2,000 or more across all salons. Specifically, JCB Colaba is offering unlimited services for a month for Rs. 30,000.

For those who are planning their next spa treatment, I would surely recommend JCB! Do let me know how your experience was :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


The past weekend was a movie weekend for me after ages... I saw Delhi Belly(What were they thinking while making it??!! Like seriously??!!) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara(Loved it!!! Especially Farhan Akhtar <3). Totally opposite reactions but absolutely satisfied after appeasing my movie buds :D

The rain Gods showered us with non stop rain in the weekend and the clouds had come really low.. It looked like there was white candy floss right outside my windows which I could reach out to and pull and pop into my mouth! Sigh! How I wish I could! But none the less, the view from my house is getting better and better with so much greenery thanks to the rains.. PS and me love to sit and gaze out of the full length windows sipping on green tea and chit chatting.. Its soooo peaceful and much needed in our fast paced lives at the moment.. Also with him travelling, I haven't been able to click any pics lately and finally could click some this weekend. :)

I wore printed floral tights to one of the movies.. Perfect cause they add some brightness, and light enough to dry up soon in case I get wet - which I enjoy love to do ;)

Floral Printed tights - Only, Tunic - Westside, Silver flats - Billabong export surplus from Hill road (Earlier seen here)

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Colored Jeans

Every Girl's CURRENT love - Colored Jeans!!!!! I'm so confused which one to pick up... I'm sure about the yellow but still doing eenie meenie mo between pink, orange and green! And there are so many colors still left to choose from.... Phew!




Have I confused you also? ;-) 

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