If you follow me on twitter you’ll know that I recently started watching Downton Abbey again – I was quite hooked to it a few years back, but I gave up on it after they killed off pretty much everyone in season 3 (only a slight exaggeration). Well this weekend I went back to binge-watching it and ended up finishing season 1 on Saturday and season 2 on Sunday. I had forgotten how addictive it is!
Of course staying up till 3am watching TV shows – something I am guilty of more often than I care to admit – means that I can’t wake up on time in the mornings, ever. You know that girl who’s always running late? That’s me. My morning workout routine seems to be running around to get ready for work. I’m struggling to iron my clothes, to slap on some makeup, to grab a bite, etc etc etc. And in the midst of all this madness, you can be sure I have absolutely no time to wash my hair. Now that it’s almost waist-length it takes ages to wash and ages to dry and well… a lot of prior planning is required.
There are some products that I’m happy to have learned about from the beauty blogging universe – like what on earth’s a primer. And then there are other products that I’m downright grateful to have learnt about – like dry shampoo. And when it comes to dry shampoo, Batiste is the first brand that comes to my mind. They’re a cult classic in the UK and I have seen countless (and I meancountless) YouTube beauty gurus and beauty bloggers swear by their dry shampoo. So I was absolutely delighted when Batiste finally launched in India!
The Indian beauty blog universe was abuzz with the new Nykaa So Matte! lipsticks so of course I had to pick one up to see for myself what the hype was about. These lipsticks come in 12 different shades, most of which are pinks. From the initial swatches I really liked the look of the shades Wicked Wine and Mischievous Plum since I really like dark lipsticks. However Wicked Wine looks pretty close to the Rimmel 107 which I already own, and though Mischievous Plum is gorgeous, I really didn’t think I’d get much wear out of it. So I settled for Naughty Nude which is a peachy-brown shade.
I keep telling myself that I’ll blog more often throughout the week but after Monday I seem to directly hit Friday. This past week work has been sohectic and things got quite ugly on Friday because I ended up losing my cool multiple times. Plus I think most people would be frustrated if they were at work till 11pm (yes 11PM!) on a Friday. So as you can imagine, that was just delightful and the week ended on a supremely high note. *heavy sarcasm*
Two things that have gotten me through this week are Late Night with Seth Meyers and the Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Masque, both of which were discoveries through good ol’ Youtube. I was watching Trevor Noah videos on Donald Trump and happened to stumble upon Seth Meyers. Can I just put it out there that I for one am extremely bummed that Seth Meyers is married? Evidently so was Jennifer Lawrence so, y’know, we’re in the same club, Jennifer Lawrence and I. Ha right.
I heard about the Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Masque in one of Fleur De Force’s videos and I was intrigued by the claims of the mask. By Wednesday my skin starts to look a bit dull and can definitely use a pick-me-up. This mask is supposed to give you instant radiance and revitalize your skin.
I’m not much of a heavy duty makeup wearer every day, but I do like something to even out my skin tone at the very least. I find that Lisa Eldridge was quite right when she said that if you make the base perfect, you don’t really need too much makeup after that, and that’s exactly what I like to do for a natural every day look.
I had mentioned in an earlier post that my Bourjois CC Cream is lovely and does a great job, but I was a bit bored and wanted to experiment. I did some research and found that the MAC Face & Body foundation gives quite sheer and skin-like coverage so I thought I’ll give it a go. So the other day, I walked into my nearest MAC store and asked for the MAC Face & Body. Turns out that it wasn’t in stock but I had resolved to go back home with a MAC foundation (stubborn Aries characteristics peeking through!) so when the SA suggested Matchmaster instead, I thought I’ll test it out.
I have a love-hate relationship with nail polish, as I mentioned earlier in this post. That relationship is erring on the side of love at the moment, especially since I bought Lavender Buttercream from Nykaa’s Nude nail polish collection. Enjoy the pictures while I struggle to describe this gorgeous shade.
You know those days when you actually wake up with a headache? I mean, the headache is already there. Before you even have a chance to start functioning and get tired of the day or of the people around you (or both!) Sadly, today was one of those days for me but I’ve made myself some nice coffee and I’m determined to not ruin my Sunday!
Before I get into this post I just want to say thank you for all the feedback on my last haul post! In case you were wondering, I’ve decided to return the Forever 21 dress and keep the other three 🙂 Onto today’s post then!
I love watching videos on YouTube and one of the YouTubers I like to watch is Zoe (Zoella). I was watching one of her older videos recently and it was then that I discovered the beauty that is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte lipstick by Kate Moss in the shade 107. Anyone who’s seen this lipstick on her? It’s ridiculous how absolutely lovely it looks. She’s flawless either which way but it’s as though the shade is made for her. So of course, I was all starry-eyed and decided I wanted this lipstick, irrespective of how it’ll look on me. I mean, I have a completely different skin tone etc etc but I just waved all that aside and put it on my wishlist.
This lipstick is apparently a cult classic in the UK. HOW I wish I had known when I was there three years ago when I was there for a holiday trip, because Rimmel is so hard to find in India. It’s only available in Parcos I believe and even if you do manage to get to a Parcos that houses cosmetics (in my hunt for this lipstick I’ve come to find that many Parcos stores just stock fragrances) this lipstick is never in stock! This is what you get for being a century late on the bandwagon.
Hi guys! Hope you’re well. Today’s post is going to be a product rave. I have god awful second day hair and I mentioned this in one of my earlier posts here. My hair is quite greasy at the roots and that combined with the humidity of Mumbai (honestly, is this city ever not humid?!) means that the day after I wash my hair, I may as well just not bother trying to do anything with because it is just so oily and limp.