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I love colors… and I have always admired bold colored hair streaks. However, I never had the courage to go for something that would last for months (permanent hair coloring). In fact, till date I had never applied any dyes or chemicals to my hair except for basic oil and shampoo.

A few days back, an acquaintance introduced me to the BBLUNT Temporary Hair color, called ‘One Night Stand’. I Googled it and voila! There it was! After reading few reviews in amazon I decided to order it and give it a shot. After all, it was temporary and if I did not like it I could just shampoo it off…!!!

The BBLUNT One Night Stand range gives you a choice of 4 wonderful colors –

Blue and Green colors for bold and vibrant statement look. Copper and Bronze colors for subtle and sophisticated look.

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How to Use:

– Wash your hair and let it dry (don’t spray on wet hair as the color itself takes some time to dry). Wrap a towel around your shoulders to avoid staining your cloth (do not worry, the spray isn’t that strong).

– Shake the spray can well enough so that the color thickens and gets uniform (I didn’t shake it long enough and hence the initial spray was light and did not show at all). Fret not, it will be thick and shiny after few initial sprays.

– You can place your hair over a cardboard (if you have long hair) and spray the color uniformly. If you have short hair you can sit in front of a mirror or ask a friend to color it.

– Try to close your eyes and do not breathe when you spray it (for few seconds) to avoid inhaling the spray.

– Let if dry for few minutes and comb out the extra color from the hair. If you want a stronger (bold) shade repeat it again. If you want the color to give subtle tone, spray it from a distance and don’t coat too many times.

The Outcome:

This is how my hair looks after 2-3 coats of spray. I am loving it…

4d5f83_IMG-20150207-WA0014After I was done, I went out and my friends were really excited to see this amazing shade. They were too excited and wanted to experiment on their hair too. Hence, we decided to have some fun. I hastily sprayed some color on them and here we go…!!!

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Cost:

INR – 300 Rs + 70 Rs Delivery Charges.

Quantity:  54 ml/ 37 gms

Pros:

– Easy to use and gives quick result. Easily washable with shampoo.

– It is a temporary hair coloring option. You can play around with different streaks and colors.

– Amazing colors that shows and makes a statement.

Cons:

– Not permanent. (Well, thats why I bought it)

– The hair becomes rough to touch after the color is sprayed. However, it returns to normal after washing.

Verdict:

Try it out if you want to add some color to your life.  The price isn’t high and doesn’t dig a hole in your pocket. Its fun, and you wont regret it.

Il Postino

Posted: August 29, 2012 in Movies, Reviews

Here is a short conversation from my all time favourite movie – Il Postino. The movie is based on the life of famous poet Pablo Neruda and his friendship with a small town postman Mario during his exile due to political reasons (he was a communist).

I love this conversation between naive and childish Mario and highly intelligent and poetic Pablo Neruda…

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Mario: Don Pablo, good morning. I’ve got to talk to you.

Pablo Neruda: It must be very important.You’re snorting like a horse.

Mario: It’s very important. I’ve fallen in love.

Pablo Neruda: Nothing serious. There’s a remedy.

Mario: No, no remedy! I don’t want a remedy. I want to stay sick.
I’m in love,really, really in love.

(I personally loved this part… Mario is so innocent and cute. The way he wants to bear the sweet pain of love for Beatrice is really touching.)

Pablo Neruda: Who are you in love with?

Mario: Her name’s Beatrice.

Pablo Neruda: Dante.Dante Allghieri.He fell for a certain Beatrice. Beatrices have inspired boundless love.

What are you doing?

Mario: Writing down the name Dante. Dante I know, but Allghieri… Has it got an ”h” in it?

Pablo Neruda: Wait, I’ll write it for you.

Mario: Thank you. I’m madly in love.

Pablo Neruda: You’ve already told me that, but what can I do about it?

Mario: I don’t know, if you can help.

Pablo Neruda: But I’m an old man.

Mario: I don’t know, because… I suddenly saw her in front of me. I stared at her, but I couldn’t utter a word.

Pablo Neruda: What, you didn’t say anything to her?

Mario: Not much. I watched her and fell in Love.

Pablo Neruda: Just like that? In a flash?

Mario: No, I stared at her for ten minutes first.

Pablo Neruda: And she?

Mario: And she said… What’s up,never seen a woman before? I asked – What’s your name? She replied – Beatrice Russo.

Pablo Neruda: And you?

Mario: I couldn’t think of anything to say.

Pablo Neruda: Nothing at all? You didn’t say a word?

Mario: Not exactly nothing. I said five words to her.

Pablo Neruda: Which were?

Mario: I said, ”What’s your name?”

Pablo Neruda: And she?

Mario: And she: ”Beatrice Russo.

Pablo Neruda: ”What’s your name?” are three words. And the other two?

Mario: Then I repeated Beatrice Russo.

(HAHA…. isn’t he so naive and sweet?)

Love struck Mario… lost in thoughts of Beatrice.

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Now comes the funniest part – Poor Neruda!!!

Mario: Don PabIo, if…. I don’t want to bother you, but… can you write me a poem for Beatrice?

Pablo Neruda: I don’t even know her! A poet needs to know the object of his inspiration! I can’t invent something out of nothing.

Mario: I’ve got this little ball… which Beatrice put in her mouth. She’s touched it.

Pablo Neruda: So what?

Mario: It might help you.

(Now at this point, Pablo Neruda is irritated, confused and is completely baffled… They are both frustrated by their own respective reasons. Look at the way Mario speaks now…. hahahaha)

Mario: Look, Poet… if you make all this fuss over one poem… you’re never going to win that Nobel Prize!

(LOL… BTW Beatrice eloped with Mario impressed by his poems… Mario tried copying Neruda’s poem and this proved helpful in impressing Beatrice!!! Also, Neruda won the Nobel prize for literature in 1971.)

This Movie is a must watch… A lovely poem like movie!


A must read… a philosophical and psychological view while reading will enhance the essence of your fantastic experience through the amazing forest life…!!!

The Sizzle in Science

The Forest People (Touchstone Book)The Forest People

by Colin Turnbull

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished a wonderful book, Colin Turnbull’s The Forest People. Turnbull lived ‘a while’ (pygmies don’t measure time with a watch or a calendar) with African pygmies to understand their life, culture, and beliefs. As he relays events of his visit, he doesn’t lecture, or present the material as an ethnography. It’s more like a biography of a tribe. As such, I get to wander through their lives, see what they do, how they do it, what’s important to them, without any judgment or conclusions other than my own.

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