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Friday, October 12, 2018


I don't live my life with full of regrets, but yes, I do go into that sweet puppy regret mode post an impulsive purchase, weep uncontrollably about my shrinking bank balance, stuff my face with ice cream, take some pretty Instagram pics, and just move on. I have come to realize that there are certain items in my vanity that I do regret purchasing, either I had fallen into all the marketing traps or enticed by YouTubers telling me how amazing the product was. These are a few items I regret purchasing:



Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny l $18
The whole beauty community raves about the Jeffree star liquid lipstick formula, I on the other hand am not a huge fan. The color by itself is not the most flattering on my tan skin tone. The liquid lipstick formula disappears from the surface of my lips in 2 hours. Also, the smell does not agree with my nose. 

Kylie Holiday Eye Shadow Palette l $42
*This palette is currently sold out on the website.

Kylie has yet another victim. I purchased this palette, after jumping onto the K bandwagon and truth to be told, I have used this palette just once. I just don't seem to reach for these colors, and even if I do want a colored eye shadow I see myself using the Juvia's Place eye shadows more. The colors don't speak to my soul, and neither are they pigmented to give a second try!

MUG Plus Creme Liquid Lipstick l $14

Makeup Geek produces some of my favorite eye shadows and when they launched their new liquid lipsticks, I was excited and wanted to try them so desperately. Sadly, they did not live up to my expectation. The colors, I can live with, the formula was sub-par with the shade disappearing off my lips in a matter of hours, not something I expect my liquid lipsticks to do.

This specific shade, called the 'OLD SOUL👵' make me feel like an old soul, grumpy, dull, and probably bitchy. The color does nothing for my complexion, the grey pigment makes my face look sickly. Additionally, the product comes in a 3ml tube, which is less than your standard liquid lipstick

MAC Prolongwear Fluidline Gel Liner l INR 1450
We have an oldie here, ooh haaai! Make way for felt tip liner ! I used to be a big gel liner junkie, but with age comes maturity and also, less time on hands to get ready, so I switched over to the felt tip liner. My Zoeva and Kat Von D liners are less of a hassle, require less of a plus one (brush), and stays put all day.

The shade is called "Blitz & Glitz", a very appropriate name for a black gel liner pumped up with multi-glitter chunks. The glitter disappears when you apply the product on your eyes.

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These are some of the disappointing products I have the bad luck of trying out. Do you have any?

A Honest Chit Chat

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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I was a late 'MAKEUP' bloomer. I purchased my first lipstick at the age of 22-23. It didn't take me much time to become a full-blown addict. Up until 2017, I had a sizeable makeup collection, mostly from high-end brands. I source my makeup through my relatives and friends who are kind enough to carry the products from Canada or the US.

I started this blog in 2011, to document my love for earrings, and to just pen down my shopping sagas. Over time, this blog evolved into a beauty blog. I focused on writing about things that I loved, with every new release, my collection grew; it was not much of a concern as I used to use almost all the items in rotation. In October 2017, I had to be rushed in for a C-Section, and life turned 180 degrees with a low birth-weight, premature baby. I moved back to my parent's home and was holed up within the four walls of the bedroom for almost about 4 months. I requested my hubby to bring part of my makeup to my maternal home, so I could start focusing on Instagram, to help ease my mind off things. This has been the worst decision ever! My house is in a low-lying area and coupled with the high humidity and continuous rainfalls, my makeup collection was badly affected by fungus. I had to purge a ton of stuff, including Urban Decay Naked 1 palette, MUFE lipsticks, and shit loads of eyeshadow palettes. I felt an overwhelming sense of loss as I was purging my makeup. I just have like few items left in my collection, which I shifted to my flat in Chennai.

Surprising enough, I hardly got excited about the Sephora VIB appreciation Sale, even with my friends offering me to bring my items. At this juncture, I would not purchase any more makeup, unless it's a repeat. The makeup world is saturated, and none of the new releases have caught my fancy. I just purchased a few hair care, and skincare items that I wanted to try for long.


I unsubscribed from a lot of big beauty influencers and their YouTube beauty channels. These channels are more about drama and less about beauty. The beauty influencer space is so full of drama that I can hardly keep up.


I blog because I love makeup, probably one of the reasons why I am not consistent. I write 5 days a week, which is part of my work profile, and by Saturday, I just want to escape from it all and I am hardly in a mental space to write. I want to spend more time with my little one, and less time online. The above statement had me deleting my Instagram account from my phone. I love scrolling through Instagram and I was getting distracted unnecessarily. Now that I have Instagram only on my iPad, I  can use it once a week to post the content I want. I am not here for the rat race, I am here, to escape from my daily life, I love flatlays, beautiful pictures, and talking about things I love, supporting people I trust.

Probably you will see me post less (not that I am doing any better now). I don't want to hate blogging. I just want it to be an extension of my personality. I am not sure if I would blog about makeup all that much, but I will be around to see how the community is shaping up. I will always extend my support to genuine influencers, who put in all the hard work and are passionate about what they do.

Products on my Bedstand

Thursday, July 26, 2018


My life turned topsy-turvy on 31st October, and 8 months later here we are, in a brand new year, a year wiser, and an upgraded status to motherhood.

I keep few essentials next to my bed, random skincare and few makeup items that I can use on the go. Living out of a suitcase (I am temporarily living with my parents) means, very little space to store my stuff. I don't have the luxury to organize everything in one place and hence, this arrangement.



Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer + Cream l $23
This moisturizer was primarily purchased for my face, post-pregnancy my face has become Sahara desert. I am not a huge fan of this product mainly for two reasons.

1. This moisturizer is too thick for my face, as my face sweats immediately after application.
2. Instant glow is definitely something I want from my moisturizer, but this product contains micro glitter that gives me a shiny glow (not the 'glow-from-within' look).

I now use this moisturizer for my extremely dry arms and legs.

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb l $38
Where was this pot of gold all this while? I discovered this product in the beginning of this year, and have been loving it since. There are two versions of the same product; one for extremely dry skin (moisturizing version), and the one I use, targeted for oily skin (aqua bomb). The product has a light blue transparent gel like consistency, is very light and gets absorbed instantly. The product doesn't leave an oily residue nor does it make my face sweat {Random aunties on the street *oh hello, Sephora Instant Moisturizer, learn from this kid no*}.

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