Annyeonghaseyo! Just a few minutes ago, I was browsing through (and deleting) some old posts. I started blogging around August last year and I have realized that I have slowly been improving. I still remember what my blog looked like in the beginning. Looking back, it was such a sloppy job. But back then, I remember feeling good about it. Almost like right now - I am satisfied with the way the blog looks yet I can't help but fiddle around with the layout, constantly trying to improve it. I do have some major changes scheduled for the blog, but they're on hold for now. Anyway, the point of this paragraph is that while I know that I don't have a whole bunch of followers who read my posts religiously like most other bloggers do, I do have the best ghost readers around and this is something I promise my beloved ghost readers: I will try my best to keep improving the blog.
6 July 2014
Annyeonghaseyo! I was under the impression that my skin's reptilian undertone won't let me wear any reds unless they have a blue-ish tinge to them. Boy, was I wrong. What I've found out recently is that I can wear warmer-toned reds as well as ones with a pink undertone to them. Which is why my purse has been emptier than usual.
24 June 2014
Annyeonghaseyo! Isn't the weather being almost too strange? Where I live, it's been raining all day, everyday. I'm the kind of person who whines about the weather all the time (I'm sure most of you are similar) and that is unlikely to change any time soon. Mostly because, thanks to the monsoon, the entire city has been submerged in floods. And because of that, my friends and acquaintances have been cracking boat-jokes and umbrella-jokes like there's no tomorrow. Quite frankly, we need the sun to come up soon or we'll soon be... Well, it's too scary to even imagine.
16 June 2014
Annyeonghaseyo! So, I finally convinced myself that my blog isn't a waste of time - so much so that I might get into posting more frequently again. Okay, that might be a lie. I don't even know any more. I just want to have fun with my blog and once something becomes burdensome, I tend to take the first train out of the situation. For now, I just want to write so much about so many awesome things. I just need to find the time and get in the mood. Well, that's enough of me beating around the bush (?) - let's start talking about my go-to perfume of the moment!
4 June 2014
1 June 2014
Annyeonghaseyo! My mother owns and likes a few Chanel lipsticks which is why I was more interested to try them out for myself. She usually limits her liking to whatever lipstick I give her and doesn't demand much, so I was a little curious as to why she enjoyed her Chanel lipsticks so much. I honestly only started paying attention to Chanel when I was in the eighth grade, when Heidi Mount replaced Claudia Schiffer as their face for their Spring 2009 line. I knew about its significance in the fashion world but I somewhat ignored it. Then, I learnt about Freja Beha Erichsen's (my favourite model of all time) association with Chanel and the rest is history.
27 May 2014
Kon'nichiwa! I am sure everybody has a certain beauty product they turn to make themselves look better. Something that you can always rely on, no matter what. Most of my friends chose eyeliner when I asked them, a couple had chosen lipstick. I am amongst the lipstick group. I have a different relationship with my lip products. It's almost weird. And today, I'll introduce you to the love of my life. Lipstick-wise.
18 May 2014
Kon'nichiwa! Last time around, I mentioned that I'd start off my posts with a greeting - so, there you have it. Of course, it's in Japanese. Mostly because I tend to speak quite a bit of Japanese and Korean along with my native languages. I am nowhere near being fluent in them but I do aspire to be. Anyway, this isn't a post about my love for languages; it's a post about my newest obsession.
10 May 2014
I realized, a couple of days ago, that I never start my posts with a greeting. So, hello to anyone who's reading this. That technically wasn't much of a greeting either, but I'll get to it from the next post, I promise. Okay, so, how excited were you when you first heard about the Revlon Matte and Lacquer Balms? If I remember correctly, I immediately told everyone in my friend circle about it. Some were excited, the others were confused. I, simply, couldn't wait to lay my hands on them. And eventually, after months of waiting and wishing, they made their way into this Third World Paradise.
27 April 2014
I am biased when it comes to face products. I tend to gravitate towards products that are lightweight and won't make my sensitive skin turn into mush. More than being biased, I suppose I am sceptical when it comes to trying out products meant exclusively for my face. I have never used a foundation my entire life (okay, that's a lie; I bought one a few months ago from a well known brand and when I tried it out, I made my face look like a gravel road, which is something that my face is not, so I immediately threw it away) and I don't really intend to do so any time soon. So, I stick to things that I know won't let me down - namely, BB Creams.
19 April 2014
Okay. I realize I am posting after the longest time, but it was all because my brain was being consumed by an ugly subject called Psychology. I finished my last Psychology paper a couple of days ago and now I can focus on my blog. And you know, I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking around so long. I have so many ghost readers that it's kind of cool. You guys have stuck around even after realizing the obvious flaws in my blog - I still do not own a proper camera, I am entirely dependent on natural lighting, I make you read etc etc. So, yes, thank you. Thank you so very much.
31 March 2014
Everybody's jumping around, excited. Spring is here. But not us, the people in Assam. We're all just standing in a row, offering our prayers to Surya, the Sun God, so that he'd be merciful to us this year. If there was a God of humidity, I'm sure we'd offer more prayers to him. Sure, I like the insane April thunder-showers and the power cuts, but what I do not like is the humidity. Sure, I like the gorgeous green baby leaves and the spring flowers, but I do not like the humidity. I just don't like the humidity. Alright, time to stop whining.
19 March 2014
Holy Grail is a thing which is eagerly pursued or sought after. I have often heard YouTube beauty gurus use this term, usually to describe a face product or some other necessity. Some have holy grail foundations, others have holy grail bronzers and what not. I always thought I'd never find my holy grail face product since my skin is extremely sensitive and would turn into mush the moment I put any sort of face product onto it. Boy, was I wrong.
14 March 2014
So, the CBSE is a complete flop. Since my AISSCE's will span for over two months (I'm not even kidding), I thought I might as well get into blogging spontaneously again rather than scheduling pre-written posts. These days, I'm stuck at home; unable to go anywhere, unable to buy anything, unable to do anything other than occupy my mind with some future blog projects and a rare read-through of my class XII curriculum. Sure, I understand I need to study and focus on my future and everything, but get this - when you combine an extensive exam schedule and a student with the attention span of a fly, it's nowhere near being a good idea. So, I might as well sit back and dye my hair green (for real) while I'm at it. So, in conclusion - screw you, CBSE.
8 March 2014
Happy International Women's Day. I'm kind of taking advantage of this day to thank the beautiful women in my life. My aunts, my sisters, my nieces, my friends, my girlfriend and of course, my mother. Women are such beautiful creatures. Every curve, every hair and every inch is a result of love from the Almighty. I know, sometimes, with what's going on in this extremely, extremely stupid (couldn't find a better word but it fits) country, we, as women, feel disheartened. But it's not the end of the world. We just need to be brave and work towards making this world a better place. I feel blessed that I was born in the North-Eastern part of India, where women are respected so much. I just wish it was the same for the rest of the country and the rest of the world. So, what do you do when you're feeling down? You don't cower and hide, you wear a strong smokey eye and bold lip and go show them who created them. That's it. Here's to a world full of strong, beautiful, nurturing women who know their importance! Cheers! *drinks some Tang*
28 February 2014
This February had 28 days, right? Well, it's just that this particular February was the creepiest of creeps, creeping by like an extremely slow creeper. Go figure. Maybe it's because after I put on some lipstick or some mascara, I did not venture out, but stayed back home to visit my buried-under-an-inch-of-dust Class XII text books. To be completely honest, I would just doodle some anime figures in my notebooks in the name of studying. I'm just a flake. When will I ever learn? Also, if you're an acquaintance of some sort or a family member, kindly do not rat me out to my wonderful mother. I was only kidding about the buried-under-an-inch-of-dust part and all that. I am constantly studying just so I am able to fulfil my childhood dreams. I do these bloggy things whenever I lift my head up from those variety of fonts and facts. Fonts and facts, I like the sound of that.
24 February 2014
You know, I was sick of lip glosses and lipsticks for a while way back in January. So much so that I decided to venture out to a store and grab one more of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Nothing had been on par with those little lip crayons for the longest time. I loved the idea of getting a new shade but I didn't like the idea of spending ₹700 again. That's when the girl at the L'Oreal counter called me over to show me some lip products that she had previously mentioned about. At that time, I was apprehensive. L'Oreal has always been a brand that could either deliver the best or the worst products on earth. But, I was desperate - desperate for change. And now, I am extremely thankful to God that I took my chances.
22 February 2014
This is a quick little train of thought rather than a planned note. My lower lip has been chapped for most of the past winter. I usually smack on some sort of lip balm for temporary relief (hint: Maybelline Baby Lips in Antioxidant Berry, the best of the entire lot - I recently finished it and since it was my most used lip balm ever, I'm going to... *insert quick little prayer here*) and hope that it lasts. Guess what? It hardly ever does. With the wintry wind joining forces with the dry February wind, my lips have been hiding under coats of petroleum jelly. Then, I remembered - I had not one, but two Burt's Bees lip balms. The rest is, well, history.
19 February 2014
I've been completely buried in books lately (for those of you who don't know, my class XII Boards start from 1st March, 2014) and whenever I've had the time to raise my head, I've been reading manga or working on an untitled project for the blog or working on future blog posts (so that I can set a date for the post to publish itself) or just staring at Stana Katic's face on 'Castle' with an occasional switch-up being Emily Deschanel's face on 'Bones'. That was one long sentence. Whoa.
16 February 2014
By the time this post gets published, Valentine's Day would officially be over. All the gimmicky Kiss Days, Teddy Days and what not would be officially behind us, unable to touch us for another year. What did you guys do for Valentine's Day? I, genuinely, hope it wasn't as lame as mine. My girlfriend has her XII Board exams going on and I couldn't even go drop by considering my Boards are coming up too. So, I just texted her for a bit and then treated myself to some candy (which, strangely, I had bought for her). After that, I just decided to get on with this post. I have been stalling doing this post for the longest time imaginable. I don't even know why - since these particular products are like best friends to me. You've probably seen and heard about these more than necessary by now. Let me just add my name to the people who have used and loved these little darlings.
10 February 2014
Whenever I have free time these days, I just sit and stare at my blog or read manga. For most part, I just read manga. Mangas are so gut-wrenchingly good that it takes my mind off most of my daily troubles. These days, I'm re-reading one of my favourite childhood mangas, 'Gakuen Alice'. It had an anime version too but I guess they stopped after season one and when Animax was removed from the cable lines in our state, I died a slow death. After several years, I'm simply glad that I'm able to re-read the manga without anyone trying to stop me (take that, Assam government!) and just be a happy person. But to be honest, reading books in my Class XII curriculum and reading mangas has made me look like a zombie. I'm not complaining about the looking-like-a-zombie bit, but when I have to go out and face the real world, three things come to my rescue and make me look like a, well, human being. *coughs*
6 February 2014
There's just something about women who can pull off a lip color. I don't know what it is, but, there's this part of me that admires anyone who can wear a lip color and not care about what anyone thinks of them. Because, where I live, women mostly just line their eyes, drag along a lip balm and rush out. I'm not saying that's bad or anything; I personally think it suits everyone and all that jazz. But don't you just love that odd woman standing in a crowd, showing off a plum lipstick? A red lip can stand for so many things - a person's strenght, boldness and the way they look at life. A nude lip, to me, is so calming and beautiful (I mean, look at Stana Katic's character in the TV Show 'Castle', Detective Kate Beckett, who almost always rocks a nude lip). I, for one, am a complete lip junkie. And like Kate Beckett, I quite enjoy my nudes and peaches. And like her, every once in a while, I'll wear a berry or a red on my lips. That's the beauty of makeup - you get to decide.
26 January 2014
There are days when I just feel dead. And I couldn't care less about what is going on around me. I like to be left alone until I figure out what kind of look I could create on my face that would make me feel more alive. And making me feel alive usually involves blush. Not a lot of it, just enough to make people go, 'Oh, she's alive, don't worry' and so on. Of late, I've been reaching for my Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in 'Coral Crush' to do the job for me. And nobody's labelled me to be dead whenever I have it on. That's got to be a good thing.
21 January 2014
Delusional. Delusional is what I am. I've been off Facebook for the longest time ever, and just a few minutes ago, I made the concious decision to log back in. And it did not go well. I felt sick to the bone, I felt suffocated. The façade, the lies, the theories, the conclusions. The reason why I left Facebook, and people have been asking me this for ages, is because it ate me up. It ate up who I really was - a girl who lived in her own little bubble of thoughts and had little to no friends. I don't mind not having any friends. I've previously lied just so I could have friends. I've pretended to be a different person, I've been very, very rude to people and pretended to be a completely different human being; just so I could fit in. I left the social networking site after I realized that the only way to be the real me with everyone, was by detaching. And also, that I didn't need all those friends at all. Because, eventually, through the test of time, only a few have stood up for me. To be quite honest, I almost had a breakdown. I knew I had to calm down, and not burst into tears and feel nothing but hatred for myself. I instantly deleted my account for good and I looked at myself in the mirror and started to draw on my eyes with a gel liner I had bought a few weeks ago. Somehow, somewhere, I calmed down. I saw myself in the mirror again, not the ugly person I once was. That's why I love makeup and art in general - it lets me breathe through it.
18 January 2014
It's been quite some time since I've written this much. By this much, I do mean, this much. The last time I tried to create a new post, I was mostly working (or trying to work) on my mini-series called 'Super Twinkle Donkey Gum!'. After days and nights of writer's block, I've decided to let it go. I tried so many things to get some sort (any sort) of inspiration - but it was all useless. Maybe it's because I'm not 14 any more. Things have changed far too much for me to try and recall what a younger version of me would think of this or that. I don't perceive things the way I used to, maybe because I understand better now. It isn't any fun growing up or understanding why the world works the way it does, but, I do believe it is inevitable. Too much time has passed and too much water has gone under the bridge. So, yes, I'll get back to raiding the cosmetic aisles of different stores and occasionally writing a non-beauty related posts. I have created a new page for this new development here. Oh, and I'm still thinking about which camera to buy and debating whether or not I should get a new one at all. Only time will tell.