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8/14/21

Beauty Haul: Lakmé, MAC, Maybelline, Kiko, Innisfree



Remember a long time ago, when I'd go shopping & then come back home....click pictures....and immediately post them on the blog? I remember I'd go to Boots & Superdrug, and sometimes I left home too late & walked to the city center, and I'd reach there just when they're closing - at 6 PM! I'd stand outside, give them a sad look, and they'd shake their heads & sternly mouth: "No, sorry, we're closed."
This didn't happen just one time, by the way.

Well, those days are back! And luckily, I'm in India now, where shops close at 10 PM! Although, last time I was in Kiko Milano, during the curfew days when shops had to close by 7:45-8 PM, a salesman had to tell me, "Ma'am, please finish soon, we're closing in 15 minutes." - this type of pressure on me made me buy a glitter lip balm, instead of something I'd really use & love, you know.



8/6/21

MAC Powder Kiss Lipsticks : A Little Tamed, Fall In Love


The most addictive lipsticks in my books.
So weightless.
So easy-to-wear.
So tasty (sweet).

Moisture-matte lipsticks that deliver a blur of soft-focus colour, MAC says, 
and they're exactly that.



Fall In Love ~ Bright creamy fuschia. Yes, this is very similar to MAC Retro Matte All Fired Up

A Little Tamed ~ Mid-toned pink with yellow undertones.

7/27/21

Kiko Milano Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner 303 Tea Rose


When my previous laptop just died, one of the things I regretted not doing was not posting the photos & swatches I had uploaded to it. They were just GONE. There were a lot of makeup pictures, because I always click before using any new makeup product.
So now, I'm gonna post whatever I click, so they don't just sit there in my computer & just disappear one day.

Kiko Milano Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner 303 Tea Rose

About:

Long-lasting lip pencil in even, rich colours that precisely outline the lip contour.

The delicate texture glides on and blends easily. This transfer- resistant, waterproof pencil improves the lipstick's hold and never smudges.

Available in 16 colours.

 Dermatologically tested. Non-comedogenic.


7/26/21

100 Selected Poems by JOHN KEATS | Collectable Edition


And so begins my journey of collecting classicantique & collectible edition books.....

Starting with this book of poems dating back to the 1800's, enclosed in a beautiful raspberry 
pink hardcover with floral prints & a teal dust jacket with a charm of its own....

100 SELECTED POEMS by JOHN KEATS




7/22/21

If It Isn't Pastel, I Don't Want It.....


For my nails, it's either only pastels, sometimes black, or frequently french.

My toenails are done in 5 different pastel shades, most of the time. 

Here are 5 new shades I picked up recently. 
I kinda had to go out & buy them, because most of my favourite nail paints have started 
drying up & bubbling.

All from Colorbar again, of course.

*My ring fingernail broke some time back, btw.




7/7/21

MOSCHINO TOY 2 ~ Perfume Of The Year


Hey, hi! ;)

For those who are not on my Instagram, I haven't been here since Christmas.

To those who are on my Instagram, you know I brought in my 40th Birthday in May.
This perfume was one of my birthday presents, and I AM SO IN LOVE with it! <3



12/26/20

Merry Christmas!




Hope you're all having a wonderful time with your loved ones.

Lots of love!
 



Speak again next week.....

xo,


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12/17/20

Always Heart Plaid | Midnights with CZ - V


Are you ready for Christmas?

I'm not.
Which is why the Christmas tree ornaments were tossed to the side, and didn't make it to these pictures.
But my brand new plaid leggings & some old lost & found necklaces did. They're unplanned pics, so please excuse the same uninteresting flat lay. I'll get creative when the mood strikes & my space is not so occupied.*

On another note, how effing cold did it get suddenly?! 😰
I'm typing this with a faux sherpa robe covering my legs, because the room has no power line to plug in a heater (I'm sitting on a chair). Our house's plug points are all in odd places, by the way. 
There's no reason for me to mention something so boring, but it's annoying that all our plug points have furniture in front of them. I've also come to realize I no longer need so much furniture in my life*, not my closet, not my vanity table, not even my bed - I will sleep on the the floor!

I'm posting this now, instead of Friday midnight, just because.....

Yes, this bear sleeps with me too.


12/12/20

What The Tooth Fairy Left Behind......



"The Tooth Fairy hasn't come till now.", 
Zii said sadly as he got out of bed, about 5 days after he lost his first tooth.

"Oh!!!.....", I exclaimed, 
".....I think it's because she's very very busy. She's probably visiting a lot of kids, 
because all of them are staying home nowadays & eating more candies....
She's like Santa, you know."
I said with certainty.

"Hmmm.", he replied morosely.

The Next Day:

I peeped from under my quilt as he woke up. He got up, put on his slippers sleepily,
 and started walking to the door. He didn't look around around his bed, like he usually does.

"Huggy!", I said to him quickly.

He came over to hug me, and that's when I noticed something on the floor!

"What's that?", I asked with a perplexed face.

"What?", he mumbled with disinterest.

"Behind you, on the floor.....", he turned around.



11/28/20

You & Me..... | Midnights with CZ- IV


"It was too enviable.
You & Me.
Chemistry like Caesium & Water.
They devoured the dirt,
like devilish gluttons 
with a heavenly soufflé."

~ CZ


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'.


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