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LOTD: My Current Makeup Routine

LOTD: My Current Makeup Routine
My typical weekday starts with my alarm going off at 6:50 am and me putting it on snooze without fail... I am finally up by 7:15 am and out of the door for my tennis lessons by 7:40 am... It's with clockwork precision that I follow these times... After an hour of tennis I dash off to my workplace where I shower and get ready to face the day!

LOTD: Daytime Diwali (Festive) Makeup Look

LOTD: Daytime Diwali (Festive) Makeup Look
Diwali at home is always special. Since the time I got married its been a tradition to celebrate Diwali at my in-laws place in Delhi and its one tradition that it holds a really special place in my heart. This year is no different and like always am here sitting in my in-laws' living room, sipping a cup of hot ginger tea courtesy my mum-in-law, nibbling on a slice of banana cake and typing away at my keyboard...

Diwali in Delhi is interesting in the sense that the festivities start almost 10 days prior... This essentially means decking up every morning and go about doing your business in your fineries... This gave me an idea for doing a post on a daytime festive makeup look... It will be both practical and easy to achieve.

Intricate Looking Quick & Easy Makeup with Duo Chrome Eyeshadows

Intricate Looking Quick & Easy Makeup with Duo Chrome Eyeshadows When I started out with makeup about 6 years ago I was totally obsessed with eyeshadows and everything eye makeup. So much so that if you check out my initial posts on the blog, you'd notice my LOTDs only about bright and beautiful eyeshadow shades. I would not wear foundation, or blush or even lipsticks, it would only feature eyeshadows (brighter the better) and eyeliners...
I would spend hours experimenting with eye makeup looks that could be achieved by using multiple eye shadow shades... It not only made the makeup look complicated, it also added new dimensions to the whole look...

Quick & Easy Indian Festive Makeup Look Perfect for Every Occassion

Indian Festive Makeup Look #2 - Versatile, Quick & Easy
As I was sorting through my "Indian Wear" closet, I came across this Maroon Silk Kurta I got myself from "W for Women". It has these bronze accents in the form of embroidery, piping and cloth buttons and even though it may not conform to the norms of being "in", it is gorgeous. It is long, hugs my curves in the most flattering possible way and it is versatile enough to be worn to a myriad of different occasions...

Festive Seasons & Makeup Look #1

LOTD: Marking The Beginning of The Festive Season in India 
Come August/September and the one thing that everyone at work starts discussing are leave plans... Some very common questions that are passed around are "How many days of leave do you plan to take for Diwali?", "Are you planning on going somewhere during the Dussehra break?", "Any plans for Navratri?", "Aren't you going home to Kolkata for Durga Puja?" and the most common is "When is the traditional day planned for this year?"...

LOTD: One Makeup, Four Hairstyles

LOTD: One Makeup Four Hairstyles
When its about looking good we invariably turn towards makeup and skincare. It's a no-brainer really... Skincare is about taking care of ourselves and makeup just enhances our natural beauty.
But then there is one aspect that we often tend to ignore but it plays a very important role in the way we look and that is our hair :)

Neutral Glamorous Makeup Look

Neutral Glamorous Makeup Look
The new season of The House of Cards is just out and the pati and I decided to skip our regular Sunday Lunch Date tomorrow and watch the whole season back to back in bed... Hmmmm... Sounds like the perfect rainy Sunday afternoon, right? ^_^

Fingers crossed that it goes as planned :)

Makeup Is A Wonderful Thing & LOTD

Makeup Is A Wonderful Thing & LOTD
What I really love about makeup is that there are no rules in it. Living in a society where one is expected to behave in a certain way, live in a certain way, venting out in a creative way with makeup as a medium is truly a welcome change...

LOTD: Quick Glowing Makeup Look for Rushed Monday Mornings

LOTD: Quick Glowing Makeup Look for Rushed Monday Mornings
My relationship with Mondays can best described as complicated. It's complicated without a doubt. I want to hate Mondays because my Instagram and Facebook feeds tell me to, you know the blah blah about Monday Blues and all that jazz but my mind tells another story :) I find Mondays to be full of hope, hope of new things to come, changes, hope of a productive week at work and a hope of getting time to clean my house...

Nonetheless, my Mondays are always rushed!

I invariably sleep late the night before, I snooze my alarm in the morning for more times than is healthy, you get the drift... And hence when I am finally done with my shower and other necessary morning rituals, I get almost no time to do my makeup... So I take shortcuts that I decided to share with you all today and if you have dry skin and oily lids like me, you might even incorporate it in your rushed Monday Morning makeup rituals ;)

VIDEO & LOTD: Get Ready With Me - Date Night - Black Smokey Eyes

VIDEO & LOTD: Get Ready With Me - Date Night - Black Smokey Eyes
I am back!
Tada...

*giggles*

LOTD: Easy Glossy Glamorous Makeup Look

LOTD: Easy Glossy Glamorous Makeup Look
As we wave the Winter season goodbye, I just wanted to take this opportunity to do a glam and glossy makeup look as an ode to the colder season. Very soon you'd be seeing mattes, pastels and other such summery trends on the blog and this probably is the last fall makeup look that I will be doing this season...

Valentine's Day Makeup Look - 5 Lip Colors

Valentine's Day Makeup Look - 5 Lip Colors
So this year the pati and I are celebrating a long distance Valentine's Day... If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that I visited Delhi for a day on Wednesday... The pati however decided to stay on longer and well hence the long distance Valentine's Day this year...

Is It Christmas Yet?

Makeup Look & LOTD: Is It Christmas Yet?
If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that I have recently switched jobs and I have been really busy the past week getting the hang of things at my new workplace. A new team, new teammates, new friends and well new work altogether has kept me busy and I have really missed blogging...

Sunset Inspired Makeup Look

LOTD: Sunset Inspired Makeup Look
Do you think sunsets are now forgotten? I mean there was a time when everyone was taking pictures of sunsets, writing poetic verses describing a sunset, all honeymoon pictures had a number of sunsets captured and all Indian Hill Stations have sunset points!

#MyPlumObsession Indian Festive Makeup Look

#MyPlumObsession Indian Festive Makeup Look
I rarely dress up festive, Indian festive at least... I would call my personal style as 'Casual Chic' leaning towards feminine and hence it is very rare that I actually go out and dress up like really dress up... In real life at least... Pretty yes but highly predictable...

TUTORIAL: Indian Festive Makeup Look with Drugstore Products

TUTORIAL: Indian Festive Makeup Look with Drugstore Products
Raas racheelo saaj sajeelo
Shubh ghadi chhe aavyee
Aaja aaja tamtamaata
Shamna ojhe laavee

With Navratras in full swing, Durga Puja (Shashthi on 19th Oct) just around the corner, it was but natural for me to get down to doing another Indian Festive Makeup Look.
Hence I have created this makeup look that is versatile enough to be worn for any festive occasion and has been done using only Drugstore products.

LOTD & TUTORIAL (Video): Indian Festive Makeup Look

LOTD & TUTORIAL (Video): Indian Festive Makeup Look
Its October ladies and gentlemen and we have officially entered the festive season and what better way to kick-start the festivities than with a video tutorial for an Indian Festive Makeup Look? :)

Preview & First Impressions: Studio West Beauty Products by Westside

Preview & First Impressions: Studio West Beauty Products by Westside

There always is that one thing that can cheer you up instantly... It could be your dog, a cup of hazelnut cappuccino, a loved one, a movie, a song, could be anything... At the risk of sounding vain and shallow let me confess that for me its makeup that is an instant lift-me-up... So nobody is happier than me when a new line of makeup products are launched...
And when they are reasonably priced, my day is just made :)

LOTD: Soft Daytime Makeup Look

LOTD: Soft Daytime Makeup Look
Saturday is my favorite day of the week... It has the freshness of the start of a weekend and also has the promise of another day after it before the rigmarole of the new week starts... Saturday is when I take a leisurely bath, wear makeup to my heart's content and get ready for a relaxing, aimless day...

LOTD: Makeup Look Inspired by the Mysterious Bedouin Women

From Around The World: LOTD Inspired by Mysterious Bedouin Women
I am a bookworm... I love reading... Reading I feel is a way of traveling the world without leaving the warmth of your bed or the coziness of your favorite couch... From Appalachia to the land of Genghis Khan, from the deserts roamed by the Bedouin Tribes to the streets of Tokyo when studded with Geishas, books have not only helped me travel the world but also time and hence it shouldn't come as a surprise that I have an imagination fueled by what I have read...