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The little talk- 3


Hey Guys,

A very good-morning 😀to all of you. So I am back with “my little talk” 😊post again. I am planning to do this as a ritual that I wish to follow and I hope I am able to🤞🏼. Mostly it will be on every Friday where I will let you know what was my whole week all about. Simple things, simple talks 🙂.

So yeah, this week, I celebrated two special occasions. Firstly, it was my birthday☺️ and secondly my wedding anniversary 😃.  So on the 13th was my birthday and birthdays are real special to me. Though I am growing old now, but still I love to feel special and want to be pampered with surprises 🥳, gifts like a little child😋. Yeah, seriously, even at this age, I love it. My mother has always celebrated our birthdays grandly. What I mean to say by grandly here is, she use to either bake us a cake or buy one, she use to pamper us with gifts and she use to take us out to dinner or lunch.  She always told us to celebrate every occasion we had, be it birthdays, anniversaries, exam results, first job, anything. She thought, such moments ❤️will not only be cherished, but also will bring a few moments of  happiness in their busy life and also will make them more positive towards life. And I totally agree to that and would want to follow the same. I not only love surprises, but also love giving surprises. Especially when I receive handmade personalise gifts, I love them the most because the efforts one puts in is remarkable. Secondly, on 15th was our anniversary and I made Rava Laddoos for my husband, which is one of his favourite sweets. I think he likes all kinds of sweets 🤪 😝

So anyways on both the days, I and my husband just went for simple dinner, had a good walk 👫and obviously the cake cutting🎂. As usual, I did miss my mother because she always wished me at 12 at night in person and even after my marriage she continued it. Also, I missed my nephew and my brother ( who has couriered my gift and I waiting for it 😃😋) too.  I am not a big party person, but I love to celebrate with a few people who means a lot to me in my life. Here are some pictures of us

The next thing is my new travel video “Gold Coast Vlog” is live on my channel and you can watch the video here below. I had been to Gold Coast a month back, I guess and there are many things to do in and around the Gold coast city like there are theme parks, adventure parks and also beautiful beaches to explore. I and my husband only explored the city, we went to Surfer paradise beach, Main beach and walked around the city. So check the video below.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post🙂. Do share how was your week, what you guys did, let me know whether are  birthdays special to you guys just like it is to me 👂, in the comment section below. Till then, Take care and see you soon 🤗.

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Happy Childrens Day


It took a lot time to find these pictures from the mad collection of 6k images in my phone 😓🤭🤫 . But fine, when I got the pictures I was like Aww😍, we looked so cute when we were kids as compared to present “Being adults” category😝🤣 . But the smarter one among us is 🧐🤓🤫🤭🙄…..is Baby Kiyaan offcourse 😐😋😝😄😁🤣 . Love these pictures ❤️ Happy Childrens Day to all kids in us 😀

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Shopping Therapy


Hey guys,

So this Saturday, me and my husband 👫 took a short visit to a mall, which is approximately 14kms away from our place. We have many shopping centres, malls nearby to our house, but we chose to go there for one particular product that we needed and their store is only available in that particular mall 🤷🏻‍♀️.  We had a busy last week because of our Diwali festivals, which went really amazing by the way 😅and whatever we had planned for this Diwali, we were successful doing that😊. You can check my Diwali video here:

So coming back to my topic, though our product was out of stock that we came to know only when we reached their store🤦🏻‍♀️, but we thought to buy something for ourselves as we were not in the mood to go back empty hands 👐🏼coming this far. We thought to pamper ourselves after having a busy last week and also this week we have two big occasions to celebrate and that’s my birthday 👸🏻🎂and our anniversary👫🎂
So firstly, I bought two new tops from Kmart, now this store is equivalent to Big Bazaar store that we have back in India. You will a decent, good collection at lower rates compared to other stores around.  I wanted to buy something that would not cost my pocket much 😶 as we had spent a lot during our Diwali festival shopping 🥳. Anyways, then we headed to the Typo store from where my husband bought a mug from the Star Wars collection for himself ( he is a big Star Wars 🤫 fan ).
Then we headed to Perfect Potion store and here comes my favourite part 😀. Now this store has a good range of natural aromatherapy products that is good for our body, mind and soul. I am a big fan of diffuser ❤️and essential oils and I have a lots back in India. So me and my husband   (yes, after introducing this to him, he likes these products too now 😄)  have been meaning to buy this product and we finally bought a diffuser and 3 essential oils for ourselves. The smell of essential oils that spreads around will calm you, enlighten your mood and will relax your mind. I truly feel good and the fragrance of essential oils gives me a feeling of entering into a spa. Totally worth a try ! This is what we bought
Only if I could make you guys smell this amazing fragrance through this video, you would know what I am talking about. But anyways, try it for yourself in person. You can go to any such  stores like Perfect Potion and check it for yourself 🙂.
Later we had something to eat and then headed for our home. So yeah, this is all that I wanted to share here and thanks for reading guys🙂. Hope you all have a nice week☺️. Share me your stories too, your shopping stories,  like anything and I would love to read the same. Let me know whether, shopping is a therapy for you guys too sometimes in the comment section below. Till then, takecare and see you soon 😊
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Meri Diwali


Hey guys,

How is everyone out there doing 😀? How is Diwali going on for everyone? My Diwali was nice and I was busy socialising  and making my Diwali special 🙂. So what was special this Diwali for me🧐? Well, usually I try to make one sweet every Diwali and this year I just thought why not make one sweet each day 😋starting from Dhanteras till Happy New Year that was yesterday. So yes, I did and I was successful in making it possible😌.

So the Day1 started on Dhanteras that was on Monday 5th November, I made Coconut Laddoo on that day. Then, on Day 2, I made the famous Carrot Halwa. I really got lots of compliments for this sweet specially. Anyways, then I made Kesar Basundi on Day 3 that was Diwali Day and yesterday I made Semiya Kheer for Happy New Year occasion. We decorated our home a lit bit, lighted candles ( which is my favourite part ), made rangolis and had a small Diwali dinner🍽 at our place. I even vlogged on this and you can watch my video below 👇🏼.

So, my Diwali was simple and yet amazing in my own ways😊. Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali and a prosperous Happy New Year again 😊. Do tell me, which sweets among 4 you liked, how was your Diwali and how you celebrated yours in the comment section below👇🏼. Also, I might share recipe of one of the sweet dishes that I had made. So if you guys want recipe of any particular dish that you liked from the above video, let me know in the comment section below 😊.

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Brisbane Diwali


Hey guys,

How is Monday treating everyone out there 🤔? My Monday is slow 🙄, but a lot of things are planned for the day😇. As the Diwali festival has started, I have planned to cook a few dishes 👩🏽‍🍳 and my days are going to be super busy this week.  I am done editing my new Brisbane vlog 📹which is now live on my channel. The vlog is about the two important events held in the last two months respectively. First is the Brisbane Festival that was held in September month. My experience was quite amazing, especially the last day events that I got to see, Fighter Flypast and Fireworks. There was the comic theme for the fireworks and amazing songs were being played like Wonder woman, Batman and so on. I loved the experience that I had.

Then there was the Diwali 🎆 Fest, which was organised by The Indian Community here in Brisbane in the last month. There were many dance performances like Bollywood style, Classical dance, contemporary, folk dance and so on. Also, there were speeches given and even a small fireworks event was organised. Do watch the video below.

My preparation for Diwali is in full swing and I hope it goes as per what I have pictured it in my head 🤫 .Light the candle of joy ✨and Wish you all a very Happy and Safe Diwali 🎆and a prosperous Happy New Year🌠 in advance.

Till then, take care guys 🤗and share your Diwali stories with me in the comment section below.


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How important is sunscreen


And I am back with another post 🙂and today’s post is going to be on my review of how essential it is to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. I am not going to review a particular product here, but  I will let you know which products I prefer to use over others.

I always wondered🤔 what people did before sunscreens were even invented. I searched 🧐 a lot, but I never got any clear answer for it. I remember asking my mother and my grandma once about how they protected themselves from UV rays in their times and they told me that they use to avoid going out during the afternoon ( which isn’t possible today 🙄😐) and if they had to, they use to apply coconut oil on their skin and carried an umbrella with them. They told me they were not so much aware of concept of harmful UV rays in those times and they use to do a lot DIY at homes. Also, my mom use to tell me, how morning sun rays before 10am is good for our skin as it provides the skin with essential Vitamin D.
Even when I was in school, I hardly remember applying anything on my skin except soap 🤫. I hated to be out in the afternoons, but I never bothered about my skin getting damaged or something. If I had any concerns with regard to my skin problems, my mom use to apply DIY solutions on me. I don’t know the exact year, but I guess, I started using sunscreens during my college times and nos it has become an essential part of my skin care regime.
There are two important factors one should look out for, while choosing a sunscreen and that is SPF and PA. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factors and this factor lets you know for how many hours it is going to protect you from UVB rays, whereas PA rankings is a Protection grade that will let you know the amount of protection it will give you from UVA rays. UVA and UVB are the types of Ultra Violet rays in which UVA affects the deep layer of your skin and UVB affects the top layer of your skin. It is said that not only one will have problems of wrinkles or premature skin aging, but also the harmful UV rays could cause skin cancer 🤭. So one must protect themselves from harmful sun rays in their own ways as possible. The easiest way for me is applying a sunscreen to the exposed parts of my skin before 20 minutes stepping out under the sun.
I am not a doctor here to prescribe things or suggest you in detail, but how much I have researched and experienced, I would share my knowledge on it. Now one SPF saves you from the UVB rays for 10minutes, so if you buy SPF30 it will save you from damage for like five hours and if you buy SPF50 it will save you for like eight hours approximately. Now talking of PA, you might have noticed the plus sign (+), the product has on it. So the number of more plus signs, the better chances of protecting your skin from UVA rays, where PA+means some UV protection and PA++++ means Very High UV protection. So buy sunscreen that best  and convenient for you.
Currently, I am using Nivea Sun protect SPF 50+. The product claims to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Also It absorbs quickly, but it does give a greasy effect sometimes specially on my face and that’s something very annoying. It smells really good though, and it isn’t that pricey. I had bought this 100ml lotion for around 6 AUS dollars.
Earlier back in INDIA, I have used Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF50, also I have used Lotus Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 and my favourite was the latter one that is Lotus brand sunscreen. So check this one out specially if you have combination skin. It really worked well for my skin that ie combination one as it is gel based and gets absorbed very quickly with no greasy effects.
So, finally I have shared my review on sunscreen, of how important it is, SPF importance and have let you guys know which one do I use 🙂. So choose the best sunscreen that suits your skin and let me know, which one are you using and which one is your favourite in the comment section below👇🏼. Until next, take care guys.

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The little talks Part 2


Hey Guys,

How is everyone doing today 😀? I am fine and pretty much excited 😄 for Diwali festival that is round the corner. As a kid, I remember, my mother use to buy us a new pair of clothes, she and I use to make Rangolis, we kids were pampered with Indian sweets and chocolates, we use to visit our relatives house to wish Happy Diwali and distribute the sweets.  We hardly use to play with crackers and so even this time, my Diwali is going to be as simple like always. I plan to make Rangoli, decorate my house a bit, light as many candles as I can, prepare a few Indian sweets for the special occasion and plan to wear the traditional Indian attire 😇. I am almost done with the first step of pre Diwali preparation that is home cleaning 💁🏻‍♀️. Only a few things are left, which I suppose I will keep it for my husband to do🙆🏻‍♀️😅. I still need to buy many things that I plan to buy tomorrow.
This is my first Diwali that I will be celebrating outside my country INDIA and I have a small draft 📝 that I have created in my mind of, how I want my Diwali this year to be😃. Surely I am going to miss my family, especially my mother a lot❤️.
Also, I plan to vlog my Diwali celebrations and I hope I am able to achieve that. Stay tune to watch more videos on my YouTube Channel. Regarding my channel, I would like to say that I and my husband 👫 love to travel ✈️ a lot and were meaning to have a platform where we can share our trip experience to the audience, so that we can share the actual beauty of the places we visited via our videos📹. Sometimes words won’t justify the places we have been and that’s where the idea of making videos entered my mind. We have been planning this for 3 years now, but due to our busy schedules, we couldn’t make time for my Channel. So finally this year, in October month, we decided to go on and start a YouTube Channel and so we went ahead and created one and we decided to keep the name same as my Blog page that is “The Pink Diary” as we don’t want too many names and The Pink Diary seemed apt and feasible for us and our audience to remember , as I already have a blog in that name since five years now.  This channel would have been incomplete without the encouragement of my husband. He helps me a lot and I thank him for that ❤️.
 So I request you guys to have a look at my YouTube Channel and please subscribe if you haven’t yet.  Do subscribe, watch the videos and comment and like. I would be happy to see you guys there too and showering some love ☺️. There are many videos that we have already planned and soon they are going to be live on my YouTube Channel “The Pink Diary”. The link to my channel is mentioned below 👇🏼 in the end of my post.
So this much for today and I thank you guys for stopping by and reading my post 🙂. Say Hi 👐🏼 or comment below what are your Diwali plans, share your Diwali stories, memories , anything guys 😃. I would love to read. Till then Take care and have a nice week ahead.
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