11/21/20

Shopping From The Kids' Section | Midnights with CZ Part-III


I'm not ashamed to say I frequent the kids' section of every brand. 
I've bought t-shirts, dungarees, coats, jackets.....socks, gloves, snoods.....
I even checked out some Indian wear recently, before Diwali, and the salesman 
was like: "Itni fitting nahi hoti aapke liye." (or something like that). 
Of course not, I said to him. It was a 10-12 Yrs size, and I need a 12-14 Yrs
Woh fitting acchi ayegi. 
The look he gave me. He'll never understand.

If you're a little petite woman, and sometimes a UK 6 just doesn't cut it, or a fitted jacket is never truly fitted on you & ankle pants need to be chopped off at least 2 inches, you'll understand.

Here are a few of the things I managed to click pictures of - in August! That's when I was gonna put this post up......





11/14/20

Midnights with CZ | Part - 2


Hi, Everyone,

No other topic seemed appropriate for tonight's 'Midnights with CZ',
so I'm just gonna drop in a little note ......

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali !

Have a fun & blessed day with your loved ones



11/7/20

Midnights with CZ | Part-1



My alarm went off, and jerked me out of one of the best sleeps I’ve ever had.

The sleep I was supposed to be having at normal sleeping hours, the sleep

that usually plays hard-to-get, until my 'If I fall asleep now, I'll get this much sleep....'

plummets from hours to mere minutes.


I peeled the duvet off myself, rolled like a wingless bird to the edge of the bed to grab my laptop that's (over)charged on the floor. This part is when I always imagine it slipping from my hand & crashing on the floor, because why not, I kinda deserve to be punished for precariously picking a Macbook like a handkerchief.


In a manner that had become second nature, I opened Zoom, typed the ID & password, 

clipped a plain sheet of paper on the clipboard.

Btw, now I cut an A4 sheet into half, like a proper kanjoos.

But it's not about kanjoosness. 

Who else has been using & wasting so much paper during this pandemic, 

you think you should go feed a tree?


Pencil? Sharpened quickly on the bathroom counter.

Eraser? Couldn't give a fudge about how black & dirty it was. It should clean itself.

Water Bottle? I ran to the bedroom to fetch it.


My other alarm went off - means 2 minutes before the class starts.

I called out to my kid, who’s downstairs finishing up with brushing his 

teeth & washing his face. I heard him rush upstairs, like a good boy.


"Coming!", he called out excitedly.


He propped himself on the chair in front of the laptop.

I told him NOT to sit with his legs wide apart. Bad Manners!


Ready.


I clicked 'Join'.


8/27/20

10 Favourite Things.....


Got this flat lay to a C- (satisfactory minus) after 45 clicks & just when the camera battery was running out, by the way.

If you see what's bothering me about the arrangement now that I'm viewing it on a bigger screen, then you've also concluded that it's a murder, not a suicide. Wait, don't ask me to elaborate on that yet. I'm doing my own CBI investigation based on the countless & rather contradicting "Breaking News" on my Instagram explore.


I suddenly came up with this post, even though I have a number of long overdue ones in my drafts:

My 10 Favourite Things right now.....



7/13/20

NIVEA Soft Light Moisturiser LIMITED EDITION


Was at a pharmacy buying medicines, and saw these mini Nivea creams in a pack. Been wanting to try one of the limited edition ones, so this is a great way to find which one I like best.

I use them only for hands & body, not for face.



7/10/20

SUMMER S E C R E T S



In the midst of a burgeoning disinterest in almost everything, a messed-up sleep schedule, becoming a background kindergarten teacher, 5-inch dark roots that keep screaming a hair colourist's name, zero mojo to finish drafted blog posts, and an entire SOUL that wants to be set free in Ambience Mall (or rather, where the air pressure is low & the fasten seatbelt sign is lit).... scratch that,  safe home/safe nearby mall is all that's needed.....

There are little hidden sanity keepers.....



* SECRET to feeling balanced during a stressful time  :
Eliminate TMI (too much information). You don't need to read all news, 
you don't need to view all Instagram stories/Whatsapp statuses. 
Avoid gossip accounts or deactivate some apps altogether.



* SECRET to dealing with nil mall shopping :
AJIO. Shopper's Stop. 
SAVE for bigger & bigger things, maybe?



SECRET to finding something to watch on TV :
365 DNI. You'll maybe regret watching it, but still want a sequel.
Defending Jacob
Behind The Candelabra
The Sinner, Season 1
Big Bang Theory - It is as good as Friends.
Self Made
Love Is Blind (the only reality series I could get through)
DON'T bother with Season 2 of Four More Shots Please & that movie 'The Lodge'. Ugh!
*Added later: The Twelve (binge worthy!)

6/22/20

Innisfree Pomegranate Revitalizing Capsule Sleeping Pack


When I'm buying skincare products online, I'm often disappointed that there aren't many photos of what their textures are like. I want pictures I can feel & touch, you know what I mean?

Which is why, every now & then, I'll quickly post photos of brand new skincare products.

Here is a new product I'm trying out:

INNISFREE Pomegranate Revitalizing Capsule Sleeping Pack



6/16/20

ZARA Mario Kart Sneakers


Hello, Everyone! Hope you're all doing good & staying safe.
I don't know if this is a post you would be interested in, but I couldn't help myself, because.....

THEY ARE TOO CUTE!!!

When the lockdown was lifted a bit, and we could take walks outside (the apartment, yes),
I realized that he needed new shoes, coz he's growing fast.

He's obsessed with MARIO & the whole gang, so I'm very happy I found these on 
ZARA at the right time.

I adore them so much that I don't want Zii to wear them outside & make them dirty ;p
I'm kidding, he'd already worn them & walked on the mud/grass, and I was cool about it.

He assisted me in this photoshoot, btw :)

Other Mario stuff in these pics:
Mario Cap: H&M
Figurines: Nintendo amiibo
Cars: Hot Wheels



Description:
Mario Kart sneakers with Mario, Luigi and Yoshi printed characters and embroidery. Adjustable lace-up fastening. Front and back pull tabs for slipping on with ease. Cotton Starfit insole and lining.

STARFIT®. Flexible technical polyurethane foam insole, designed to offer greater comfort.


6/5/20

L.A.Girl Glitterholic Glitter Topper 'Ooh La La'

~ P R O D U C T  of  the  M O N T H ~


L.A.Girl Glitterholic Glitter Topper in shade - 'Ooh La La'

What it is: 

Multi-dimensional formula pressed glitter. Use alone or over eyeshadow. 


12/24/19

December Makeup Haul


Thought I should pop in here before Christmas just to say, 'Hi, Hello!' *waves with hands tucked inside fleece jumper sleeves*

The fog & freezing temperature here in Gurgaon are giving me a headache.
Either that, or it's my credit card bill this month 🙊

After I did the 'shopping from my own makeup collection', that I blogged about in this post, I just suddenly started craving new makeup, especially palettes & brushes. I headed to Shopper's Stop one evening, hung around the makeup aisles until I could see no more female SA's (meaning: it was after 8 pm, and they'd all left), and I decided that was a sign I should head home too - because they'd be kicking me out soon, not because I'm female 😄
With these....


11/30/19

IKEA India Haul (Decor) ~ My First Time


By popular demand, here's my IKEA Haul, that I did while in Hyderabad.

My first ever visit to an IKEA store. That too, years agter I wrote this post in 2013! So it is a monumental day...haha.
For those who don't know, there's only one IKEA store in India right now.

Firstly, OH MY GOD! It was an overwhelming, one-of-a-kind experience shopping there!
The store was HUGE! So huge, it felt like an industrial factory. 
I read it has a "Cafe", and this cafe is like a food court! You could literally live in the store for days! 😁

I loved the furniture & a lot of heavy things, but sadly we could only pack small things in suitcases.

IKEA could be opening their 2nd store in Gurgaon, which is where I'm at. So....I shall wait.
Maybe, then, I'll move into a brand new house, and fill it with Ikea everything, who knows.

In the meantime, here are the little things I managed to pick up in less than 2 hours.......


11/26/19

When I Shopped From My Own Makeup Collection


Have you seen posts & videos that say, "Shopping My Stash"?

What you do is shop from your drawers & see what useful products you can find,
which you have most likely forgotten about.

I was doing a FLASH SALE on my Instagram & also discarding some old stuff,
in hopes to de-clutter & live a more organised life overall.

And here's all the stuff that I found.....


I was thinking about buying brow stencils, and look what I found! LOOK!
Brow stencils set & more from Too Faced Brow Envy Kit
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon
Mistine Natural Eyeshadow Palette
To define & highlight bows:
 Deborah Milano Extra Pearl Stick Eyeshadow & Tony Moly Panda's Dream Contour Stick