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11/10/21

That One Small Eyeshadow Palette.....


Product Of The Month/Season

You have brown, mauve & pressed glitter - in a stylish & well-thought of gold-encased basket weave packaging, mirror & all.

The last 4th shade works as a highlighter as well.

This palette is all I've been wearing with smudged brown & black kohl pencils.


Kiko Milano Dolce Diva Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Sleek Mauve


Nail Polish Of The Month


This green! 😍

It's called 'Honeydew Melon', if I Google searched correctly. 
Now I'm wishing for a velour tracksuit set in this exact colour. I might have to call H&M.
*M A N I F E S T I N G*


W For Woman, the Indian wear brand, have launched their own nail polish & cosmetics line in select stores. I picked up these 2 nail polishes for Diwali.

Green is named, Breeze
Silver glitter is named, Dazzle

Their nail polish manufacturer is the same as Colorbar's, btw. I'd say the quality is almost the same too.


Price: ₹199




xo,


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11/9/21

Lakmé Vitamin C+ Serum ~ Does It WORK?


My bottle is near empty, the last few drops of serum rest still at the bottom, quite like the last sip of tea at the bottom of a lone tea cup in my kitchen sink. It's habitual, the tea thing. The last drops of skincare product, on the other hand, is a harbinger of either 'Need More' or 'Never Again'.

‘I’ll try it over my Mamonde Rose Water Toner today., I thought to myself many weeks ago, while standing under the hot shower. It had been raining, and I made the water January-weather hot. My body wash smelled so good, like Blueberries dipped in cotton candy spring water, and I reminded myself to have some Blueberry Greek Yogurt later. Blueberry became my #1 flavour overnight, overshadowing all the other fruit flavours. *Deleted Squid Games on Netflix Top 10 analogy here, because I couldn't get through even 1 episode - yet*


'I wonder what Kakudu Plum tastes like... like the plums that grew in the backyard of my childhood home? Nah... 'kakudu' just doesn't sound like something sweet to me. I'm thinking... somewhat bitter-sour, like amla (gooseberry). It also sounds like something with a hard shell - like coconut, something you can knock on & it'd make a ka-ku-du type of sound...' 

Before my face dried completely, it had been rose water-toned with a cotton pad. The glass dropper felt cold like a shard of ice against my face as I dragged it like a feather across half my face & squeezed little drops of Lakmé Vitamin C+ Serum. Only half my face, because I wanted to compare - and I do this as a consumer, not a f------  critic.


Then I just stood there & stared at the one half of my face in the mirror. Waiting....waiting for a (miracle) different outcome : filtered-looking pores, invisible blackheads, that plush reflective skin, that stark yang-like difference, that 'something' in a skincare product that makes you glow like you're about set to go on Instagram Reels and sync your expert skincare advice & tips with some bhangra type dance moves (hip thrust & pointing, yo). You're using all the ABC's now, after all  - AHA, BHA, Vit C. You're on the righteous path of being the Baba Ramdev of skincare.



8/18/21

New Black Bow Set


 Midnights With CZ- VI

As a l--nger--e addict, I've come to the conclusion that my most favourite type of br-- are the ones that almost look like tops, or at least a cropped top. Okay, said type of br-- are called b--tiers/longline b--/b--lettes. Also, if kn**kers look like little skirts or have criss-crossy thingies, I am definitely buying.

If you're wondering if I'd wear this b--lette out like a top, I would. Of course, with another black strapless br-- under it (only because it's sheer), and paired with high-waist trousers & maybe a light cardigan or shrug over it, if not a blazer. I wanna try it over a shirt too.

I saw this online & I went craaa-zzzy, because I was confused which size to get - UK 6 or UK 8.
I'm usually a 6, but I just loathe too-tight br--.... plus, I've also gained a bit of weight lately. I was so scared that it'll sell out, because everything I like online seems to sell out in 10 mins.
Finally, I just went to the store to try on both sizes. The lower band doesn't stretch too much, so my first  instinct to go with an 8 was correct.


It's very 'Gianni-Giorgio', as I like to call designer-looking clothes 😀

It reminds me of the top part of the Gaultier number Bella Hadid wore somewhere.

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.



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