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5/24/19

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink ~ POET, DREAMER, PHILOSOPHER, ROMANTIC


They're beautiful, but they are my least favorite liquid lipsticks, till date.

I was drawn to the shade range, but the formula is not one I want in a liquid lipstick - or any lipstick, for that matter.

They are too sticky, and feel sticky forever! Literally, like 50% dry paint. I dread sticking my top & bottom lips together when I'm wearing these, so I end up pouting like a fish.

BUT, they do last forever too. They are truly waterproof & are the hardest to wipe off - even at the end of the day. You'll need more than a tissue.
(Kudos to the ladies who do video swatches of these!)

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Swatches: Poet, Dreamer, Philosopher, Romantic


Poet & Dreamer are my favorites.

Philosopher makes me look like a corpse. 
(I got it when I was lilac-obsessed.)

Romantic is one of the most intense fuchsia pinks.

4/30/19

Serving You Some TEA......


Since some of you have been saying that I don't post personal stuff anymore, I thought I'd do a non-beauty related post, and serve you some rather tepid personal "TEA"......

  I'm functioning well again, after I finished watching Criminal Justice. I can sleep (almost) peacefully again.

  Made In Heaven is another TV show I was hooked too, but it didn't stress me out as much.

 If I gain weight, it's because of the coconut crackers in these pictures.

 I get up at 7:00 am to get Zii ready for school. Then I go to bed at either 12:00 am....or 4:00 am. 2019 is just gonna go *like that*, and I'll wake up one day & Zii is 10 years old.

♡ Speaking of Zii, he doesn't want to go back to school after ever weekend, so we have the same argument every Sunday night.

♡ It's my birthday month again. I'll turn 38, but currently feel about 42. Although I'm still drawn to kiddish things, as you can see.

♡ Somebody wrote: "LEARN TO PARK, FUCKER" on my car's bonnet, probably with a car key, or a coin. This was last year, and I'm now still driving around with that poetry.
  
On a positive note, I live in a world of unicorn coffee mugs, and heart-shaped teacup saucers, and lilac-coloured ice-cream....


Biscuits ~ Gone Mad Gery Coconut Crackers
(Really gone mad over these! I first tried the cheese ones, which are now in a cabinet, feeling neglected.)
Available on Amazon HERE.

Ice-Cream ~ London Dairy Ice-cream with Yogurt Berry Delight.
Available on Big Basket HERE.
(The berries-looking balls are actually those khatta-meetha thingies I picked up randomly from a store just because they looked like raspberries.)

Heart-shaped Candies ~ Heartbeat Lychee flavoured candies.. 
(Stolen from my son's stash.)

Tea ~ Brooke Bond Red Label. Favorite. Always.

Kiss Me Tea Cup & Heart Saucer ~ I bought from a Hallmark in my hometown.

Crystal Dessert Spoon ~ Daiso Japan. More pics HERE.

Macaron Spoon ~ Came with a pink ice-cream tumbler.






Speak again soon! ♥




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4/26/19

How To Reduce Hair Loss In 1 MONTH


S-I-L: "Your hair looks thicker now. What did you do?"

Me: "REALLY?!"


She saw me in January '19 last, and said the above words in Feb '19. That's why I wrote "In 1 Month" in the title, it's not clickbait! 😄

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1. I CHANGED MY SHAMPOO & oiled my hair. I was always using L'Oreal Vitamino Shampoo. I mix 2 shampoos together - an Aloe Vera & Bringha shampoos. I even left the Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil overnight.



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2. I ask for Olaplex when I get my hair colored. They strengthen the hair bonds during chemical treatments. I've been meaning to the Olaplex No.3 to use at home.


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3. I stopped using Dry Shampoo so much. I read that over-drying of the scalp & oil-absorbing build-up irritates the hair follicles, which ultimately leads to hair shedding. Makes sense to me, especially when I'm losing hair mostly on my crown/top areas. If I have to use one, I now use the Innisfree Don't Worry No Sebum Dry Shampoo, which leaves no white residue & doesn't feel heavy.



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4. This is IMPORTANT if you live somewhere where there's hard water. I installed a water softener in the shower. I've realized for the longest time that it's the water in Gurgaon that's a major cause of my excessive hair loss, because after every hair wash, I see an unnatural amount of hair in the drain. After only 1 week of installing this...umm... invention, I could literally feel the weight of my hair again. It's made to reduces chlorine, limescale & other impurities in water. Now we have this installed on the tap, as well.
Got it from Amazon India HERE
*If you're getting this, please read the instructions properly. Apparently, you have to flip the filter inside every 45 days, which I missed reading.


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5. Lastly, I stopped drinking WHITE WINE. After a bit of research, I found out white wine causes hair loss in several cases. I've stopped drinking alcohol altogether, but if I'm in the mood once in a while, I stick with beer or red wine.
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Many of you have been telling me to post this for a while, so I apologize for the delay.
Hope it was helpful, if only to an extent.

I'm trying some new hair products, like a Hibiscus Shampoo, etc. More natural/organic stuff, without SLS & Parabens.

Will post an update in June.




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4/11/19

Skincare Organizer ~ Rose Gold


I wanted a portable skincare organizer which isn't acrylic or plastic + would look alright on the vanity, and I think that's sorted for now. You don't know how many times I almost knocked these bottles off the table, because I was keeping them all over the place!

This basket tray is actually real stainless copper.


I keep cotton pads in that tin container, which was a birthday gift from my friends.



Real Copper Organizer Tray & Pop-up Cotton Swab Dispenser: From Viny Pop, a store like Miniso Japan.

Copper Organizer: Rs.550 
(They had a whole set of copper organizers too - pen/brush holder & a smaller basket tray like this)

Cotton Swab Dispenser: Rs.250


If you're interested, you can check out some rose gold organizers on Amazon India HERE

If you're new, and eyeing my skincare products, you can check out my skincare post HERE


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