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9/14/12

Life Of An Indian Beauty Blogger In UK ~ Settling In & Shopping

Just letting you know that we reached Newcastle safely. It's been crazy since we reached on the 11th- shopping for household necessities & walking A LOT (phew!) It gets really cold in the evenings, but I'm glad there's sun in the mornings. We are really happy with the house, it's cozy & clean, but I get scared to go upstairs or downstairs alone at night. The neighborhood is really quiet. I rarely see people around, but I see one black & white cat with green eyes, a lot. Yesterday, it perched on the fence below and just stared at me through the kitchen window! Creepy, especially since I'm not a cat person.
That's the backyard of our house. I can't wait to mow that lawn. Yes, we have to maintain it too. See that wooden door on the left? That's the garden shed. And no, I have never mowed a lawn in my life hehehe...!

12th Sept '12: Mr.CZ's birthday night. I got this Jane Norman Coral Sequin Lace Peplum dress that same day. I didn't take my nude pumps, so I had to make do with a black pair that night. I love the fit of it a lot! Please excuse the bad lighting. I will do a OOTD with it properly later. For now, you can view it in the website here

Awkward Bus Stop Posing. Those are my only comfy walking boots, so I have to get another pair soon. I'm thinking black knee length, 2" wedge heels.

Huge Sainsbury's Haul: This is the 2nd haul. We had bought bedroom, bathroom & some food items the day we reached.
  • Celcus 32" LCD TV: We decided to buy a cheap tv & also get a blu-ray player, instead of buying a more expensive known brand tv. You know what I mean?
  • Faux Silk Lamp for the bedroom, towels, kettle, pans, Bed sheets, etc, etc..... 
.... and most importantly....
=)

First Beauty Haul: Marc Jacobs Perfume Dot (Too cute for words! I will review it soon.), Sainsbury's Lime & Cranberry Body Washes, Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo, VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Oil (love!), Boots Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover (not nice!).
Though I have been to Boots, I haven't hauled anything yet. I thought, make-up stuff need lots of thinking & calculating time. 
Below is my last haul from New Delhi..... 
All good shtuff in those bags! Normal blogging - lots & lots of pending reviews, and new products to talk about - will commence from tomorrow. My biological clock is still on Indian time, so.... early to bed & early to rise, and publishing before 5:00 PM IST.
You know, I rarely speak in Hindi in India, but here, I have to. My favorite words are: "Sabse sasta" (The cheapest). I chant those words when we're shopping so much that Mr.CZ is like, "I'm so tired of hearing those words out of you" =D [Boy, I need to get used to the prices here!]
 ♥ Cynthia Z *.*

56 comments:

  1. Hope u settle down soon and go back to blogging. Been missing your posts!
    tc!!

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    1. Just starting to now, after all the hectic days. Will be regular from now on :)

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  2. I hope you're enjoying your time in the UK! It's starting to get really cold now but you'll get use to the cold and quietness of Newcastle, just come down to London if you ever need the noise! By the way, your peplum dress is amaze!

    Love,

    Neha xx
    www.scarletbindi.com

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    1. Yes, I have to get used to the cold! Will definitely make it to London someday...thanks Neha!

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  3. great blog post. I hope you settle there with ease ^_^. Looking to more post like this one, your UK experience ^_^. Happy Belated Birthday to Mr.CZ ^_^.

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  4. i literally love this post, enjoyed while seeing and reading it :)

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    1. Thanks Wajiha...happy u did :)

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  5. OMG Guylian sea shells chocos, i lovvvve dem (d only chocos i eat too)!!!
    hope u r having gud tym CZ..excited 2 c mor of thes posts =)

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    1. They're my favorite too Sunaa :)...Will try to do them once in a while

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  6. ohh dear...nice to hear that the flight was safe and the house is nice. You can do lot of OOTDs here other than the Gurgaon flat (start with the dress). Jealous of you for Dots and dry shampoo. I wish they were in India as well.

    Take care and start blogging. Missin u :D

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    1. Yes OOTDs be easier here. I have missed blogging too...and now I can finally catch up.

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  7. Hope u settle down soon n start blogging !! luvd d pics ...

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  8. w8ng for this post...happy to hear u reached safely..have a happy stay in UK..

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  9. I LOVE your peplum dress! So beautiful. Have you shifted to the UK permanently?

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  10. hey, have you moved to UK?

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  11. are you in New Castle in Northern Ireland or England?

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    1. England. I didn't know there's one in N.Ireland as well

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  12. looking forward to your posts.. loved the coral dress <3

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  13. Though the products look tempting it would be so mean if I ask you to review them. So please settle down, relax and review with comfort :D

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    1. Will review them asap Aarthi :D

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  14. LOL I was like that when I first came to US, I used to convert everything to Indian currency and compare the prizes before buying it but I got used to it now. Though some things might be a little costlier compared to Indian prices, they are the worth the money. Good luck!

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    1. Hehe...yes, same here! I hope I get used to it soon, coz I'm starting to dislike shopping :D

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  15. i love moving to new places! hope you have fun! x
    very pretty dress :)

    http://lovelyunnecessities.blogspot.ca/

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  16. OMG!!!! thats so awesome and like James & Anne Marie says above...I love moving to new places too!!!

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    1. I love to travel, but moving a little much for me :)

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  17. Great to see you settling down in your new life CJ...missing your posts though :)

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  18. Fab photos, your garden is great, this is a wonderful little insight into your life. Is the move to England for good? :)

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    1. Nah, not for good. Right now, it's for a year, but might have to stay for more

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  19. Glad u reached safe..the house looks beautiful and the lawn..peplum dress is fab..
    Batiste Dry Shampoo..me wants :/ And the Vaseline Body Oil sounds great..

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  20. Loved your backyard.Must be so much fun shopping for house hold stuff like a newly married couple. :) I always enjoy this period whenevr we relocate to a new place. And you look really pretty in that coral dress. <3 A very happy b'day to Mr. CZ. :)

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    1. Thanks Jyoti. Yes, it's really fun to shop for home stuff :)

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  21. Marc Jacobs Dot!!!! :O and the dry shampoo sounds nice too! But... what did you speak in India, and why do you speak Hindi now?? Haha something I'm missing?

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    1. Hahaha...I speak English in India, esp since my hubby n I speak diff languages. My 1st language is not Hindi. Here, I speak it so the Brits around us wouldn't understand...hehe...so it's sort of like our "secret language" :D

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  22. Hey Cynthia..sorry cldn't wish u good luck on ur prev post..net's not been working since a long while :x
    Hope u settle in quickly!! Best Wishes! Tc :)

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    1. No worries, Simran :) Thank u!

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  23. yaaaaaay your back! and safely landed. good to hear. you looking sweet in that pretty peplum dress. everything must be so exciting all over again. tc

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    1. Thanks! It is new n exciting now...I just hope I will not miss India too much a bit later :)

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  24. Glad you are settling down well. Your house looks absolutely adorable.

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  25. Settling into a new place,that too UK, seems so exciting CZ.. Also i was not able to log into your blog for quite sometime a few days back, and i got totally freaked out. xoxo

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    1. Hehe...that's so sweet of u Karishma! Don't worry, I'll always be here :D

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  26. Glad to see you are settling in well. Welcome to England :)

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  27. so good to see you back .. looking at ur backyard i was like wow.. good natural light for vid/pics :P

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    1. Hahaha...Deeptima! It really is actually, but it's so cold outside! :D

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  28. Beautiful Cynthia! You will be working at New Castle or be a home maker and full time blogger? You do cooking by yourself? How's the brands priced in UK? My one friend told that it's priced higher than that in India, whereas my husband who had gone to US couple of years back told cosmetics are really cheap in US. How do you feel?

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    1. Yes Nisha, cosmetics are more expensive here than in the US & India. I am planning to work here after I've gotten around...and yes, I cook by myself :)

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  29. hi CZ ! the backyard looks great :) garden and all, with a shed - so Brit ! :) All the best - new place , new life . Hey, a small request - can you do some reviews for Brit products too ? moving there in a few months, was wondering if I should carry whatever little make-up etc. I use. Would be a great help ! Thanks again for your time, kissies !

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    1. Hey Riti, thank u! Yes yes, will definitely review products I get from here. In fact, I've already got a bunch :P

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  30. Oh wow, that's so great you've moved~! I hope life will be great there and you come across great people! The UK is beautiful and I really want to visit and get some lovely stuff! I've got family in scotland! Great to see you're getting stuff for your home, do update cynthia! :)

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    1. Thanks Sharlynn...hope u get to visit soon! :)

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