Thursday, 6 October 2011

No Ballerina ..

I've always fancied little ballerinas serenading yards of space in their tiny tutu skirts and awe inspiring postures. So slender and feminine. Everything 'a girl' should be? Maybe, maybe not. But ballet is one form of dance that is all about discipline. Probably even more than any other dance form. I'd spare myself the rant business and just fast forward to how lazy I have become, yet again. Thankyou mass bunks and junk food. Yaeyy.

Basically, my posture is soo 'un-right', thanks to my laptop and endless 'work' on the internet that I'm literally nowhere close to this surreal portrait I just sketched for myself. One that I would kill to acquire. Well, maybe not kill, but you get what I mean.
Anyway I have sooo much stuff in hand and I suck at working in disorganised situations with disorganised people. ; /

So to take my mind off of more important stuff, I just experimented with the new things I got from NYX a while back and took a few pictures.

NYX jumbo pencil + Eye artist + Roll on kohl in purple.

F21 Cami, F21 leggings (maternity), NOT pregnant though. They're just SO comfortable and roomy, perfect for my unhealthy ways. 

Now all I really need is an oriental gong and some manga comics to go with. xD
There are one too many ways to screw a photo.

Ironically, the camera is shy. -_-
If we ever meet again?
Until next time!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

An Overworked 'Luncheon'.

So, what do you say when you're asked to attend a certain someone's 10 year something Anniversary lunch? Uhm, thankyou very much but open your eyes you're just 20 and there could possibly be no way you fell in love right when you were half of what you are right now? She knew she had me in with the mere mention of the choice of place, Saket, but everything else kinda took a turn down from there. Anyway not to give out painful details but after much talk and a billion confirmations, a preponed exam, horrible traffic, last moment flower pickups, non-punctual other side of the friend's friends a.k.a. people who kept everyone waiting for what seemed like a late second lunch of the day, first gas fill, a bundle of 'emergency situations', a second gas fill, just plain wrong choice of drinks, we finally managed to make it through all of the ruckus and nobody got hurt. Except for ofcourse some slight problems with the uhm systems (read Vrinda & Shriyanka)?!

The awkward moments and uncomfortable smiles can be well read into through the pictures..


Aerpostale T-Shirt, ZARA jeans in pink, F21T-straps.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Jasmine Tea , What?!

Boys if you're squeamish about 'girly business', exit now. But if you have been wondering for too long why the  'girl' would just turn into a crazy ogre a certain part of every month, find relief.. possibly forever. (I said relief, comeon, not permanent psychotic damage control for life! Greedy, much? Incase you're still wondering, keeping to your business still works as bonus.)

The only thing that is close to being even 'fair' about PMSing is people stay the eff out of your space, well through experience ofcourse!
So, when it is 'that' time of the month, WHAT! NO I dont even know why people say that anymore? Like noone knows?! Yes, okay when you're on your period, yea said-it!, it just doesn't matter. Nothing does! For someone like me, esp. who hardly cares about 'appearances' that much, I could pass with a real messy bun, a baggy shirt and an even baggier pair of pants ( gooo, 70's!!), and keds, I could seriously punch you in the face if you even so much as looked at me weird. Not always though. On 'normal' days, I would probably tell you off classy style, but when my hormones are all about rollercoaster rides, I might as well refrain from all types of talking with the mouth ofcourse.

Soo, okay by now everyone is probably wondering what the heck has the title to do with any of this? Well, it does, atleast to me in my 'condition'. I get the worst period of all time, I'm cramping pre to post like an effin maniac. The WORST cramps that you could ever imagine. It hurts sooo fkn bad, I miss whatever the hell I have scheduled for the day and just not do anything. I can't sit or stand or lie down, NOTHING seems to work. I had started taking pills sometime back so I could atleast just lay in bed the whole time and wait for it to just pass, but really you can't always do that! I've missed important tests and what not.
The past summer was kind of a new beginnings time for me, I turned a new leaf in almost all aspects leaving this one ofcourse but over my trip to Bangkok I found myself hooked on to what became my staple drink throughout the trip, even Thumsup didn't match up! : O
I was drinking Jasmine Tea like the hills were all drying up and we'd never get any tea anymore. I had only had this once before at a dinner in Mainland China, DLF Saket and I lovedd it! So anyway, just on the day we had to leave for Thailand guess who came visiting. Yes, and I thought damn my vacation is ruined! I quickly took a pill just out of instinct so I could atleast pack and not pass out and miss out on anything that I may need. The trip was quite bleh for the no-shopping thing or hardly any, but other than that I was not cramping out like a crazy twat. THANKYOU- Jasmine Tea!
I cannot stress enough on the importance of Green/Jasmine Tea in your life, serious! It burns fat, revitalises, lowers cholesterol & stress levels, reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases/cancer/diabetes + billion and one other stuff. MOST importantly, it relaxes the muscles and therefore lesser cramps = happy period. Damn I never thought it was ever possible, the nerves on my head just popped out everytime I saw that ad on TV claiming an XYZ pad could give you one. But this can! : D

Also, I decided to do a little test on it trying to see if it really works, and well I'm on my date and cramping up like crazy so I made myself some = 2 mahusive coffee mug full of  The People's Republic of China - Jasmine Tea, gulped them down and it is safe to say now that this stuff actually works.
Jasmine Tea - The People's Republic Of China

So to all who become spastic for exactly every 1/3rd  of a month (inclusive of pre and post period time), TRY-IT!
Victim boyfriends, feed up your crazy (but loving) girlfriends!
Suffering siblings, there's a gift idea right there!
Husbands LOL, you have no way out though so might as well.

PS : If it helps any of you (victim boyfriends and such included), just thank me with a subscription. If it doesn't there's still a thousand and one things that it is going to help you with anyway so. : )

Baked, much?

If you go out in the sun too often or have field work, the sun may just not be your skin's best friend! Infact an arch enemy if you ask me. Astrologers can disagree. But the real way to face the sun and still not feel roasted and burnt is wearing proper sun-block so you're protected from the harmful UVA/UVB rays.
For me though it doesn't end there, I can quite honestly say I had tried every product off the shelf before finding one that doesn't make you look greasy, quickly absorbs, isn't patchy and still manages to work!
BTW, non-sponsored, honest opinion! Wish they'd sponsor though, skin protection sigh, does come at a price.
; /
Anywayy, Neutrogena has an amazing range of sun protection that goes from baby blocks to anti-sweat, sports blocks, basically stuff that is fit to use for everyone under the sun, quite literally!
I ran out of mine and purchased some yesterday so here goes,
Get your body covered!
Face - I like to keep a smaller tube just for my face and mix it with the Loreal sunblock.
Body - I kinda have a mixing obsession so I use the Vaseline healthy white and Neutrogena Ultra sheer dry touch SPF 50, just seems to work for me. High absorbency and no weird streakiness does it for me. 
Also, when on the go, I carry the spray bottle in the bag just in case.
Lips - SPF 15 Neutrogena chapstick.

Eyes - Use sunglasses/hats/umbrellas.

Hair - Use any anti-UV hairspray. Loreal works.

To also keep in mind are some tips that help,

  1. Always wear sunblock, even if it is slightly gloomy, there is no stopping UV!
  2. Not only skin, but your eyes and hair need protection too, DO use umbrellas, hats, sunglasses, some anti-UV hair product when stepping out.
  3. Avoid peak hours like noon till 3PM.
  4. Protect against both UVA/UVB.
  5. Use an anti-clog (comedogenic) product, so your skin can still breathe and not form build-up leading to terrible acne and a ruined week. (Not that I care, FTW acne, you couldn't phase ME! ; [  )
  6. Stay hydrated and do (SPF) lip balm doubles every now and then.

Monday, 8 August 2011

New In : ZARA + Work-Wear 101

You know the dilemma and repressed emotions when it comes to 'formal wear' occasions. Yea, it sucks. Especially, when you're in college and you'd rather invest in pieces you actually have a chance at wearing. But work-wear or formal wear can be soo much fun with the right ensembles pieced together. I like adding personal touches wherever there is scope to own the outfit and break into it. Anyway, I have a couple stuff lined up for this month, so eventhough I have a couple formal pants, I couldn't resist when I saw this perfect pair in green at Zara. To go with it, I got the super awesome bag <333 and a dress to wear on my Daddu's b'day tomorrow!!

My stuff  + etc
Playing safe? Clean cut trousers and a plain white top can never go wrong.
Be sure of the style of pants you're going for, that way you know exactly where it should hug you and where  it should hang loose.
Pay special attention to the fit from the back. An Ill-fitted, messy back makes the butt look bigger and just plain wrong.
Lastly, know the material of the pants and accordingly decide the best lingerie so you don't end up giving  a free show at the event/interview/meeting. Seamless and well fitted underwear is the best bet, that way bra straps stay put and your pants don't scream discomfort from within.
Be confident. Also, plug into Who run the world by Beyonce, and plug out of everything else .  Own it.

ANDD.. Srtke a pose yeaaaauuhh XD

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Look who's talking ?!

When im hungry, like very very hungry, since I'm always hungry 'cuz I practically starve myself and no, to not loose weight, I swear to you I could really 'use' a pound or two, maybe even 20. yea. so when im reallyyyy hungry, I kid myself. I make believe that I'm this humongous ogre who could possibly eat the whole of Africa and still have a portion or two of the south. Seriously! I make ginormous amounts of food portions that in practicaltiy could be finished by ten of me and then I start eating, I hog and hog and guess what doesnt come as a surprise, I have to throw most of it out. 

Like today, I was on this clean India mission, wait what? Everything starts from the confines of your own home right? geez! anyway, so here's why i never clean. I have the clean bug like when I have piles of stuff around I can still manage but when i strat cleaning up I want every moeffin dust particle to know they knocked the wrong window. ;[
I HATE DUSTING man but I just I duno noone cleans precisely how you'd like so every now and then (read maybe twice a year) i wear my 'cleanbee' throne and I clean like it's going outta style. lol. I swear! So when I was done with all the stuff I'd planned for today, I rushed to the kitchen to make some burgers. Vegetarian, yea. Shove it, carnivores. All you are about is flesh and bones so yeaa let me save the planet and we're good. ;[

And I gathered all the stuff I needed and I made 4 giant ones. And since I have confessed to being this lamesass perfectionist, when I was done, I cleaned out the kitchen, filled all the water bottles, gave David his water and biscuits and switched on the laptop/wi-fi thing, washed my hands (yea all this when I'm starving and can eat the African Continent shit yea) , I remove the sheets, jump on the bed, put on tvduck and have my first bite and THAT feeling crawled up again. IM never going to finish this whole thing. Who was I kidding? 4 burgers? :(

1 down. : /

2 down. : |

Okay I'm three down now but theres still one more to go. Damn I feel like im on the episode of man v/s food lmao and I can never make it. okay pray! yes.
Lord. The Almighty. The Food Provider. The Burger Inventor, I call upon thee to bestow me with all the hunger of Africa and all the sensibilty of the american fat-trade so I can finish this last burger and I dont have to waste such nice cheese and feel guilty about the famine stricken part of the world. Amen.

guess who just showed up! mother of all trades. uhm that didn't come out quite right. uhm uhm the divine nurturer, provider, giver, the only, my only reason to have what I have of the feminine side, 'the mother'.
And I popped the question, would you like a perfect portion of burger with your favourite cheese, sauteed.... and she stops the dramatic theatrical desciption, could pass for soliloquy, and she takes-it!
Im happy as a bud. Yaeyy yaeyy. Ah now I can sleep nice. Thankyou God, for letting me jump the bridge on the hypocrisy trip I preach the world about, yea! Nailed it. Now I can still do that. Ha-ha. Lalalalalaaalaa
So Im gna go dance now.

Oorrrr.. maybe sleep. XD

Peaceout, biaatches!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

College &..

you know those weird days when you don't want to be mad at everyone but you're mad at everyone for no apparent reason really but you just think being defensive is not only the last but the Only resort kinda thing and you're going through all these random documents and videos and books and other stuff lying around you and you think damn! I have SO much to do and time suddenly feels to be slipping through your fingers, literally!, you can feel it, like your breath, shortened yet aware, because, how expressive can it really be now?and then you know... 

BAM!.. O.C.D!


; ]

Zara Shirt/Zara Leggings/Zara flats. Same old same old. : D

And, ofcourse..

The camera just hit a new 'high',and with all the editing and blah I wna kiss it soo hard! NOT 
; [

Friday, 22 July 2011

The new AA : Addict's Anonymous

You know the time when you know you don't need 'the thing' but you get it anyway, cuz,
  • It's on sale!
  • It's only an addition to the incomplete family of the other stuff you bought sometime back?
  • You've been looking at it just a little too long everytime you've entered the store so it just speaks to you now?
  • You got something that matches perfectly with this new thing?
  • You're depressed so it's getaway?
  • You just love clothes!
  • You store-stalk! aka YOU'RE AN ADDICT!
SO, the only reason I do this post right now is cuz I have been battling quite the syndrome here and I have decided ways on how I am going to get it together! I don't care if I was on vacation or that my birthday just falls around the sale time, shopping as an escape is a true money killer alongwith a crazy diversion from you facing your problems! It is only acceptable when you know you need (not want!) something so you get it. Yes, we're girls, we like dressing up and having options, but what I just did the past 30 days was just not right. I wouldn't be saying that if I loved every single piece to bits cuz in all honesty I wish I didn't buy some that I did. But anyway, it just passed border line crazy when I bought two pants, same style, same colour in 2 different sizes cuz I didnt want to stand in line and wait an hour to try and still not know which one to buy. Also, not to forget I JUST bought a basic one in the same colour a few days back. If THIS isn't crazy I duno what is!

So, I have been to Bangalore, Bangkok, skipped Pune/Bombay (thankgod?), Jodhpur, and Saket/VK in the past 30 days and have shopped like the world was coming to an end! 

Ways to work with yourself :

  • Carry a small pad on which you've made a note of all the stuff that you need. More importantly, FOLLOW IT!
  • Do not sway!
  • Make a pact to take a couple gaps of not shopping on every outing that you make to the mall.
  • Find activities/hobbies around the mall that you like other than shopping if you like the mall so much!
  • Take a friend/family member who HATES shopping to put you in your place when you need it.
  • Write all the similar/same things you have, that way putting outfits together won't always mean you need to shop more!
  • Colour coordinate your closet! Put all the same coloured things together so you don't have to rummage through a rainbow trying to find a non colour every morning.
  • Don't carry any extra cash or credit cards for the next couple visits after any major slip-ups.

PS. Screw you Sukrit, did you really have to be so nice about picking the bags, helping with more options, queing up at the trial room/billing counter and parking money?!

Addiction Symptom :1: You stuff all the bags to the brim just so you can fit them in one photo. : |
Addiction Symptom :2: Most of your clothes still have their tags on even though you've been out like crazy. : /
Addiction Symptom :3: You think you need to have shorts in all the 'nice' colours cuz it's summer. : @
Addiction Symptom :4: Cuz black never goes out of style? : O
Addiction Symptom :5: You buy a basic pink one the first time cuz your wardrobe needs 'colour' and the other two with a design next time cuz the trial line is a kilometre long and you're unsure how you'd fit!
All/ZARA (Ofcourse!)
Addiction Symptom :6: You shop for winter in the summer!
Coral Jacket/BERSHKA
Cardigan/ Silver and red wraparound cardigans/Striped patchwork jumper/ZARAKNIT
Addcition Symptom :7: You hide the number of striped things you have!
Ruffled sleeve top/ZARA
Wide legs/FOREVER 21 Bangkok
Basic white shirt/ Sheer black top/FOREVER 21 India
Gifts/BFF Canada : D
The Aeropostale fits like dream <3

                  White shirt/ Peach Dress/ Leopard print sling bag/ MISS SELFRIDGE
Missing Jewellery/NEXT POST!
The everyday bag now!
Leopard print sling bag/MISS SELFRIDGE
Clutch bag/Colour block bag/MBK Bangkok
Black Roman sandals/MOTHER EARTH Bangalore
LOVE the Roman sandals <3
 Sigh! Shopping stores and Credit cards!!