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Rants, Makeup And A Host of Pictures

I have come to realise recently that everything tastes 2700 times better when it's a day old... Don't get me wrong but Daal Makhani from last night is somehow thicker and yummier when had for lunch today, the butter chicken from the party yesterday when heated and had with fresh naan tastes anyday awesome-er during the following dinner and well last night's pizza any day makes the best next-day breakfast ever! And so ofcourse we celebrated the start of the weekend with some yummy Pepperoni and Chicken Supreme pizza for breakfast that were essentially the leftovers for last night's dinner ^_^

And trust me when I say that the day you start your morning with your favorite leftover pizza, that day goes on to become the most fabulous and well the most fruitful day in the week... Proven Fact! Of course what I really mean to say is that I had the busiest weekend in many weeks shooting for HOI products. Yes yes who doesn't like to play dressup at least once a week but honestly, the most fun part of the whole experience is getting to do various makeup looks especially when you have the onus of going for a look that would suit a variety of sarees and other paraphernalia...

So even though the weekend was a little hectic with the shoots and stuff, the whole experience of playing with handicrafts, modelling in various weaves and "feeling" the surreality of being so close to arts that have been around for centuries is something of a lifetime experience! Oh! I love handlooms so much that I can just go on about how they make me feel... So much so that the pati keeps on joking saying "one should not sell stuff that they love, cause then you end up buying everything from yourself"... And so true it is, I have my eyes on so many sarees for the coming Karwachauth that I am praying hard, they don't get purchased so that I could buy them myself :P Ha Ha!

Anyways, coming back, this post is about the two looks I did over the weekend, one on Saturday and the other on Sunday and a little glimpse of the outcome of the shoot as well :)

Saturday's Makeup Look


Sunday's Makeup Look

Some Random Photoshoot Pictures

The pati calls it the "nakk-chaddhi" expression :P

Trying to ask the pati to stop shooting! I needed a drink!

Will you freaking look at the FACE CONTOURING!!! I am so proud of it ;)

Sighhhhh! I so want to buy it for myself :/

Sunny and Windy! God was being kind to HOI :)

Something about this picture makes me go all Siiiggghhhhh

For those who aren't really sure what I am talking about, well people I have started this venture called Handlooms Of India, which is all about embracing beautiful Indian handlooms and handicrafts... For a little more info, you might want to go to THIS post...

I am genuinely urging you guys to checkout the site and do pick things up that catches your eye cause I am sure the products will leave you mesmerized! ;)


  1. First thing First. Old is gold they say ;)
    Wonderful Pictures. Samyukta!
    Bangs, a miss still :P I love your second look more with that lipcolor!
    And Your dewyness of the first. :)

    1. Ha ha ha thank you soooooooooo much Pranali :D mmmuuaaaaaahhhh ♥♥♥

  2. Girl you could give professional models a run for their money! Loved both the looks specially the first one! What lippy is that?

    1. whoaaaaaaaa Marianne thank you ;) ;) *giggles* you are just being kind :) but thank you :D Makes me feel all special special ;)
      The lippy in the first look is Colorbar True Gloss in Natural Tan... I just smudged it with my finger to do away with the glossiness :)

  3. Lovely looks .. Please give the breakdown of first eye makeup .. its beautiful , n esp the colors, its looking like plums, brown nd golden .. very pretty ..

    1. Thank you Shweta :) The tutorial for the first look is up on the blog now :)

  4. u look fabulous Sam.. being rajasthani i just love lehariya in every form, saree, kurti, poshak everything.. u shld buy one ;) ;)

    1. ha ha ha I totally get it... plus Leheriya is something soooo pretty so dreamy and soooo colorful... everyone seems to fall in love with it :) ♥

  5. Something about all the pics makes me go sighhhh...wer is that skirt thing we spoke about??? wen do i get to c it n order my first package from HOI??

    1. ha ha ha ha i don't think I need to reply to this since we already discussed it on Whatsapp ;) ♥

  6. I love the first eyelook Suma, n once again congrats on HOI

  7. WOW! I love the makeup <3


  8. And the lipstick in the second look is..?
    (Lovely sarees, lovelier you!)

    1. Thank you Rima... The lippy shade in the second look is MAC Ruby Woo layered with Colorbar True Gloss in Natural Tan! :)


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