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8/18/17

Shoe Pom Poms


Question: Have you ever hidden a clothing item (etc) when you're not sure whether you want to buy it or not, because you think you'll leave the store and go around the mall, and if in case you want it later, you'd just come back for it and it wouldn't be sold out (esp if it's the last piece/size)? You tuck it between a pile of jeans (I did this with a pair of shorts at Zara once), or you simply hide it in another corner rack? So nobody sees it!

Okay, either you do it too, or I taught you a new...umm....trick.


8/10/17

LOTD | Quotes That Changed My Life & Perspective


Hello, I'm Cynthia.
 .....and I'm a Quotes Addict

Seriously, if I ever come out with a book someday, that is how I did it. Because, you know.... 
"You become what you do everyday." 
Hahaha!

And this is partly what I meant by Rabbit Hole in this post.

Words really are powerful. They can change how you live your life & make you 
see things in a different light.

That's why I wanted to share my favorites in a blog post. 
Well, they're really just a few of my favorites!

*Please note: I don't know or remember the source of most of them.

"

Look for the answer within your question. ~ Rumi

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. ~ Mo Willems.

The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape & pointy horns. 
He comes as everything you've ever wished for.

When you say "Yes" to others make sure you are not saying "No" to yourself.

Know your worth, then add tax.

They start to miss you when they fail to replace you.

When someone says "You've changed", it simply means you've stopped living your life their way.

Before taking down a wall, remember why you put it there in the first place.

Beware of Destination Addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, or with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is 
somewhere else, it will never be where you are.

I AM YOURS. DON'T GIVE MYSELF BACK TO ME. ~ Rumi

Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what's even scarier? Regret.

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. ~ Milton Berle.

Something I learned about people....If they do it once, they'll do it again.

Sometimes God doesn't change your situation, because he is trying to change your heart.

Know the difference between those who stay to feed the soil. And those who come to grab the fruit.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. ~ Dalai Lama

I'm on the hunt for who I've not yet become.

You only lose what you cling to.

Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it.

Don't be part of the gossip. Be the gossip.

"


8/1/17

It's Skin ~ Now In India


Remember when the brand Lush pulled out of India? Honestly, I'd never been that big a fan of the brand, but a whole lot of bath bomb addicts were crushed!

The other brand that has become elusive in India is Bourjois. I just don't know where it went! And you guys know it's my favorite! 

So now, I've taken it upon myself to support all the new brands that are testing the waters here in India. Especially Asian/Korean brands that I'm all about lately (skincare), in the hope that many others will see we are very happening & India is the place to be =D

Etude House, Missha, Laneige, Tony Moly...  Are you listening??!!

Back in May, when I'd dropped by New U to get a new tube of mascara, I saw a new counter- It's Skin. I got acquainted with this brand on Ebay when I was browsing Korean skincare stuff, and I only bought an eyebrow gel mascara before. That day I went crazy! I couldn't even. 
14 types of serums to pick from, for starters.

So  here are all the products I've got and been using so far....


7/26/17

My 2 AM Thoughts | Nightwear OOTD


This blog post was inspired by a very touching email I got from a reader recently. It's a story about her life that she shared with me. I thought it was one of the sweetest things, for someone to tell somebody they'd never met something personal & heartbreaking. She also requested me to blog more regularly again, because it's what she looks forward to, and she added that she finds me relatable. That alone made me want to just come here and post something! I wanna take this moment to apologize to everyone who feels the same way, I know I've been leaving you hanging....and maybe a lil' confused. 

I also wanna say to every one else who's going through a hard time, and you find yourself on a broken road, please know that you're not alone. I've been there, and so have a lot of the people I've met over the past few months. Everyone is battling something, everyone is masking something too personal or painful to talk about. But in time, it gets better. You'll feel better. And one day, you'll find yourself thinking - "This wouldn't have happened if that hadn't happened to me."  - with gratitude. 

I can't promise you my own story, because I see no logic in talking about things you want to forget or simply move on from, you know. Also, I'm not very good at talking about serious matters on this platform. Even now, I already feel uncomfortable & if it was in real life/in person, I would probably be saying something stupid or quote an overused phrase at this point.

So for now, I hope me making this impromptu personal post EXTRApersonal by posing in my nightwear & bathroom would be like our  little virtual slumber party & help us reconnect again! =D

Take out your pennies for my..... 

(Random) 

2 AM Thoughts......


(Hoping I'll be able to buy something pretty with them when this is over. 
I'm thinking....a perfume, with a bow on it!) 

************

7/20/17

Product Of The Week ~ Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Oil Balm


The answer is YES.

We now a product just like the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, which is very pricey! (Rs.2900?)

If you're like me, and always have a hard trying to decide whether to carry a big bottle of Cleansing Oil or not every time you travel (of course you also misplaced so many of those tiny travel-sized bottles that'd come in real handy!), then you need a cleansing oil that comes in a small container! =)


Because its a Korean product, I couldn't find a really good description of it online, so I'll just put the common one I found :

 ~ Steam method moisturizing ingredient opens pores to cleanse impurities inside pores.

~ Helps to have moisturizing cleansing that won’t be dry after cleansing.

~ Washable type that you can cleanse with water.

~ Refreshing apple fragrance.

~ Help to have moisturizing cleansing that won’t be dry after cleansing.

~Washable type that you can cleanse with water.

Basically, once you spread this on your fingers, it melts into oil which thoroughly removes makeup
and then you can rinse it all off with water.

7/18/17

EOTD: Liquid Lipstick Liner



Eyes Of The Day

I've always wanted to wear a coral eyeliner exactly like this shade, but I've never found one.
Thanks to liquid lipsticks, now I don't need to wish for one anymore, and...umm... once wondered if a matte nail polish would work. 

Once! I said once

NEVER put nail polish on your eyelids!

6/27/17

Word-Of-Mouth Skin Secret/Dark Spot Lightener


This convo took place at a funeral, so please read it in a hush hush tone....


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I know it's not a groundbreaking tip, and I myself have used it plenty before, but after hearing that it actually improved something, I'm looking at it with googly eyes now. I have more faith in it. 

That's what we want, isn't it? Confirmation that something will work before we commit to it? =)

5/6/17

"Do You Love Me So Much Too?"



Something NEW....
.
.
.
from the heart.



♥ 


Lots more to come. 
I started with something light ;)


Happy Weekend!



P.S. If you could give a title to my book of 'short' stories, what would it be?
I already had one, but I couldn't use it with this story.





5/5/17

Beauty HAUL | MAY


Hi, Everyone! =)

May is here, and so is I.

 I know, you all must be thinking wth, but I've been quite active on Instagram & Facebook. However, I am working on being more active here as well, because I do miss talking to you guys, and there are stuff I wanna talk about. You know, like what I really want for my birthday and stuff like that ;)

So, let's kick off my birthday month with a haul *claps* 
Honestly, I haven't been buying much beauty products for months, so this collective haul was like a treat, especially when an Emoji is involved :)

Innisfree:

No Sebum Mineral Powder (Rs.570): Innisfree x Emoji Collection. A transparent powder oil control powder, which you can use on your oily scalp as well I was told.


3/19/17

Gillette Venus Breeze ~ Unboxing Video & Review


Hey Everyone! =)

Remember in How I Met Your Mother when Robin was on a date that's going well & she desperately needed to shave her legs in the restaurant restroom, and she applied butter all over her legs? (Yes, that made me cringe!) Well, she wouldn't have had to go to such lengths if she had this new razor in town -  Gillette Venus Breeze!



Below is a video of me unboxing the pretty box and showing everything that came in it....

Click Play:

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Features:

~ Moisture Gel Bars: Formulated with body butters (Olive, Avocado, Kokum) and glycerine to help retain skin moisture.

~ Sensorial Experience: Scented with Freesia, a tropical fragrance to give you an enhanced experience.

~ Three Blades: Designed with 3 blades to give you an ultra-close and revealing smooth shave


How To Use:

Simply wet the razor and your skin for a light lather, and start shaving.


What I Think:

~ First things first, the gel bars smell amazing! They're actually more slimy than lathery, which makes the skin more slippery, so the razor glides on smoothly and effortlessly even on tricky areas.

~ I don't use any body lotion right after shaving, and that usually makes my skin feel dry afterwards, but with this, my skin feels normal and smooth the whole day.

~ It's travel-friendly. Yes, you can carry it in your handbag - just in case!

~ The razor itself is very well-designed and sturdy....and pretty.  

~ I love it! If I have to have a holy grail razor, or if I have to recommend one razor to anyone, this would be it!


Price: 

Razor - Rs.299
Extra Cartridges (pack of 2 razor blades) - Rs.350



Have a great weekend......

Thanks for reading & speak again soon!




*This is a sponsored post. All opinions on the products are my own, as always.




3/1/17

2/27/17

Michael Kors CYNTHIA Satchel ~ Unboxed

Dear V,
If you ever read this, someday, I'd like to dedicate this blog post to you ;) ... Damn, so you did make it to my secret diary! I kinda had a feeling you would after I picked the green & blue box (the blue made me think of this handbag right here, btw.) Umm.... now I don't know what else to say! I wanna say something poetic & profound about the universe, about how it sends us both signals when we're on each other's minds, but I'm still not very good at putting words together. In case I never get to tell you this (especially if I decide to believe the Black Box), you are one of the kindest, good-hearted humans I've ever known, and you were there in a way nobody else was, or was allowed to. Your thoughts taught me more than you realize. *There's that feeling again!*
P.S. I may be wrong (10% 20% only), but I think I'm pretending to not know that you already know about what you don't know, you know? Hahaha! Ever since....well, I don't have to tell you the exact moment, do I? Also, as you said, I'm a Superspy! (Ah, I wish I could put the emoji with sunglasses right here!) 
Thank You.... for all the cheeky smiles,
C.


Hey everyone! How've you all been? Excited about Spring? Can you believe how hot it already is here in Delhi??!! =\

And now..... please say HELLO to my name handbag - CYNTHIA

Well, I never!

 Thanks Michael Kors for naming a handbag after me. Yes, ME! That's what I'd like to think anyway, and you're ain't here to object, so.

I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I wish I could get it in every color! But practically (and financially) speaking, I'd just love a black....and pink! 
(I picked this one over blush pink, btw. Hardest decision I've ever made in my life!)


2/16/17

After Valentine's Day | LOTD



"What did you wish for?", she asked him.

He looked down, and kicked an imaginary pebble on the ground.

"Never mind. I shouldn't be asking.", she said with a smile. He wasn't looking at her.

Still not looking at her, he answered,  "It used to be something unattainable. Like a private jet, a lifetime supply of everything Nintendo, waking up next to Sunny Leone, to be Batman once a month ..... but now.... it's something right in front of me, yet just as unattainable, and probably something I kinda already know I'll never have.....", then his eyes met hers before she could look away ".....that heart of yours."

Like a punctuation to his words, a single tear rolled down her left eye. Like it's the only rational thing to do, she hugged him. As she listened to his heart beat faster, and felt his hand in her hair, she shut her eyes as tightly as she possibly could, in an attempt to shoo a single thought she wished she could forget forever. No, please, go awa..... *I wished it was him instead of you.*

Shooting stars didn't grant wishes after all. 


 ♥ 


Red Dress: GUESS
Red Heart Sunglasses: Aldo
Red Lipstick: Chambor Extreme Wear Transfer Proof 431 Firey Red.
Red Nail Polish: L'Oreal Color Riche 408 Exquisite Scarlet
Watch: Michael Kors
White Heart Earrings: H&M
Rose Gold Rings: H&M
Travel Cup: Cath Kidston (you can probably GUESS why ;))


2/7/17

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick ALBUM


You know when you thoughtlessly do/say stupid/nonsense things in (real) life that might upset or puzzle other people, and you bury your face in a pillow & utter: 'Why? When did you become like this?!!' ? Then your mind rewinds and plays several scenes.... in sepia tone..... and since today's is a Teddy kind of topic....

When you were a little girl, between 7-10 years old, you impulsively decided to host a birthday party for your big red Teddy Bear, one that's quite new. Just because! You told your father you needed a cake, and followed him to the taxi stand when he was going to work, and you started crying when he said 'NO!', and almost got into a taxi.

"But it's Teddy Bear's birthday! I'd already invited all my friends, and their dolls & teddy bears!", you wailed.... like a proper brat. 
(Tbh, even as a full-grown adult you could wail like this at a MAC store: "But the collection just arrived! Today! How can it be sold out?! I'd drafted a haul post already! Just....don't.... bye, male SA with kohled eyes & lashes better than mine!")

In the end, he had to buy you the darn cake! It was sometime in January, probably a few days after the 1st, because it was an old 'Happy New Year' cake, the only one left in the small shop next to the taxi stand - no doubt questionable, but you're too busy walking hopping home like a successful party planner to care. And yes, you are gonna make all your friends sing: '....Happy Birthday Dear Teddy Bear....May God Bless You....' and you're gonna stand behind him and help him cut his 'Happy New Year' Birthday Cake!


MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick (Matte)

Described as a Deep-tone Beige, Velvet Teddy is more brown on me, even though it came out looking a lot more peachy in pictures. Most times I like to pink it up a little bit dabbing a pink lipstick, like MAC Please Me, or simply going over it with a lip liner, like the Colorbar Splendid Pink, on top. In a way, I've been somewhat wearing it as a base color a lot. 

I can safely say that this has been my most used lipstick since I got it some time last year. You will see below how much I've used it.


1/25/17

Teaser......{COMING SOON!}


{COMING SOON!}

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Almost 4 years ago.....


Fifty Shades Of Grey
(Full post HERE)

 ♥ 


Laters baby...... ;)




1/24/17

My Day at Madame Tussauds Launch Event


*
I feel I have to go to this one...I don't know why, but I have to make it to this one! Yes, why you never go to these events and such? You're not gonna fall down or embarrass yourself all.the.time.! Plus, this one doesn't sound pretentious & boring - they didn't use words like "French-something....and one-on-one interview with.....". They said: 1) Wine & 2)Mannequin Challenge, okay?
Oh God, what should I wear?! I have nothing to wear! My closet is a mess, I can't find anything! I don't even remember what clothes I have anymore!
Btw, where are those black suspender tights???
See, I told you weeks ago to put away the summer clothes in the corner junk cupboard, I (told) telled you!
Oh no, what if it's a formal dress code... like gown and head gear and all.... like "Madame" type?
Okay, please calm down! That new black ruffle bodysuit.... That. Make it work.... and just GO!
Eeee.... who's this Bollywood's biggest superstar they speak of?
Umm... Shah Rukh? Ranbir? Ranveer? Aditya Ro...nah, he's not that big (Yet. But you will be.... Jaanu.)....How I wish The Weeknd was a Bollywood superstar too right now *sigh*!
Ohh...I know, I know! Amitabh Bachchan! Yeah, definitely him.
*


Where: Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi
When: 12th January, 2017

The Madame Tussaud's Museum will open at Regal Cinema building, Outer circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

At the launch, only 3 wax figures were unveiled.....

Amitabh Bachchan

Lady Gaga

1/20/17

Chokers & Chances.....


What are the Chances that you catch a flu the day after someone you care about told you they're suffering from it?

What are the Chances that your child might be OCD?

What are the Chances that you end up liking someone you found absolutely obnoxious at first?

What are the Chances that you love fancy underwear a bit too much....more than clothes even?

What are the Chances that the passengers of MH370 are still alive....somewhere?

What are the Chances that the stranger standing behind you at a food counter might just be someone you're gonna say 'I miss you' to months later?

What are the Chances that I transform into Mr.Narendra Modi someday?

What are the Chances that the person writing all this thought-provoking shtuff is possibly a bit tipsy right now?


Blush Pink Suede Choker ~ Forever New, Rs.1000

Black Velvet Choker ~ H&M, Rs.699

Wire Choker ~ Claire's, Rs.1070 (came in a set of 3)

Studded Velvet Choker ~ Claire's, " (came in a set of 3)


I'd say my most favorite kind is the Forever New Blush Choker, and least favorite is the wire style, which I wouldn't have even bought had it not been part of a set.

"Girls be using anything as chokers nowadays. B**ch, where's my charger?!"

That's from a meme I saw somewhere on Instagram...haha!  
Seriously though, some "chokers" look absolutely ridiculous! I mean, if it looks like a neck brace, or a noose, or some vague metal monstrosity ...nah-uh!



Happy Friday, everyone! =)

Stay tuned for more posts that I'm very excited about - coming shortly.

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What are the Chances that I may have published this post without proofreading it first & have forgotten what all I've written before this point?

*Sneezes 3 times.....sips wine....clicks publish*




1/1/17

1st Untold Story & The Last Adored,,,,,,


"

Her: I'm leaving. Bye, have a nice life.

Him: Why would you do that? If that's what you want, I won't stop you. You looney!

Her: Ya, that's what I want! You're a horrible, horrible person!

Him: Why are you doing this?

Her: Because I can. Now just say 'Bye' to me.

Him: Hahaha....no I won't! I won't say it!

Her: Fine! If that's how you want it. 

Him: Over my dead body. Make me say it!

Her: Argh! Don't say it then!

Him: Why should I say it? You say it, since you're the one running. 

Her: I said it already! It's your turn now. 

Him: I will not say it. Can you stop doing this?

Her: Okay. Fine. I'll just leave then.

Him: ...............

Her: ................

Him: Come with me to Jaipur. I'm driving there tomorrow. You should come. But obviously you won't.

Her: I can't. Maybe some other time.

Him: Yeah, right. Just the way I'll ever get to know your name.

"
*** (To be or not to be continued.) ***


These are some of the things that were my favorites at the end of '16:

Zara Black Leather Jacket
Forever 21 Beige Tie-up Bodysuit
Forever 21 Caged Mesh Bralette

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Bellissima
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Rollerball Perfume
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder 4-in-1 Harmony #3 Organza Caramel
Colorbar Luxe Nail Lacquer 'Baby'
4U2 Celebrity Shade & Highlight Powder



HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! =)

I hope your 2017 will fulfill all the wishes that 2016 couldn't, or wasn't kind enough to even try.

I know, for some of us, 2016 was flaky af.....sometimes dangling a cookie we don't even want until we thought, 'Okay, why not?!'
..... and then finding out you can't eat the damn cookie - because it's made of stone!

You say bad analogy, I say 2016 hangover.

Talk again soon! :* :*

Most Favorite Song '16