Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fair and Lovely : BB cream- natural make up!

I'm not an ardent fan of cosmetic products and don't usually have clear favorites.... I've seen some of my friends speaking in a totally alien language - "Oh I m just into Colorbar....!" "I can't do without a Chambor !!"  and I pick some fresh aloe gel back from the garden :D (well my skin is not perfect either still :D) .  Perfect skin is every girl's dream. If not natural, then atleast for the image. And if with least chemical impacts, then God bless the product !
The fact is that we are living in the society of spic and speck public image where our dresses must always be fashionable, our shoes adorable, our hair shiny and glossy and skin radiant !
So while I am contemplating this, someone just gave me an instant solution to the last of my public image checklist...
I was invited to an exciting event where I got introduced to the Fair and Lovely new beauty product - BB cream. And it was a lot worthwhile !

This beauty product serves multi benefits for the Indian women....I am glad to know that this is particularly designed for the Indian skin tone....a non Caucasion look with smooth texture. A skin which has to face harsh sun and heat, slimy pollution and aunties' scrutiny :P . FAL BB Creme is an answer to our basic worries. It is so light and MATTE, blends perfectly in the skin without feeling oily or greasy specially in summers ! and has sun protection of SPF 15. It doesn't contain bleach and gives a make up finish naturally !!! Bingo :D
So if you are going on a date, an office party,a work day even, an evening get together with friends or family.....this is what will satisfy your most makeup needs .....and you can spare your kit for a while ...just carry this small tube in your purse and you are done !!
I tried it for a movie night and it worked wonders for me.... My skin looks almost perfect and it doesn't look too much either (I'm glad that this does not try to make me look too much whiteyyyy and  just enhances my skin tone (I'm dusky and usually creams tend to just bleach my face)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Have we forgotten to SMILE!

I got up from my office desk with a mild throbbing and mind juggling to find the fix for the defect I was working on ..... Muttering to myself , lines on my forehead, avoiding eye contacts with passer by colleagues , I dodged my way to the washroom pretending to check the endless and meaningless FB newsfeed.....and ofcourse occasionally sighing to a distant acquaintance's exotic holiday pictures ! Ugh ...Sigh !!!!
 Social media  is entering into our lives with a small pouch of depression hidden under its sleeve....Under the pretense of connecting with the lost forgotten contacts ( whom we would never have struggled to dial in or email or stay in touch otherwise coz we simply do not care !), it is giving us a paradigm to judge ourselves on the popularity scale, to induce jealousy and frustration slowly and steadily (oh ...She got a promotion/ What an exotic location he is holidaying in / how pretty her dress is/how much fun they seem to be having in the deliberate crazy poses they are giving for FB/ she has such a nice pout :P/ how many selfies they are posting ) among other things ..... I am not against social networking at all, but I really feel we should start a Look Up campaign (that would spread like wild fire through social networking ...#LookUp...Irony :D)
Anyways, so while I myself was a victim of this Internet, I obligingly bowed and exhibiting great typing speed like a pro was replying and reading my whatsapp chats. During all this, our washroom cleaning lady whom I regularly spot 3-4 times a day was seeing me and as soon as I looked up .... She gave me a flashing smile and a dazzling display of enamel I have seen in a long time. I was just so ashamed of myself at that moment.... I had a chit chat with her for a while genuinely interested in her work schedule and was wondering how she has managed to stay so happy and delightful with a task ppl would usually dread and find lowly ... She actually came like an intervention in my life holding my hand and saying ...stop living your life through other ppl's updates and forwarded chats .... Look Up and Smile !!! You never know who is passing by and with whom you might share a short and special smiley camaraderie.....Life is too short to be lived bowed down and romance with an electronic device .....
#Lookup and #Smile .... call the people you really want to stay in touch and be personal ...... ignite a romance with living beings for a while and notice the difference....

Monday, December 29, 2014

A New Beginning - 2015

Another year gone by! Another leaf turned over.....this one was supposed to be special owing to the fact that it was the first year of marriage... novel and revitalizing and a phase of self- discovery. I have had a very blissful year when you come to think of it. No hassles with the already known husband (then boyfriend) ...... of course a few fights, arguments and disagreements did pop out here and there...but as they say its being going well :).
You rather get addicted to the company and safe haven of your partner.In my case, I got totally dependent on him seeking him for every problem, waiting to turn over his magic wand and fix all the troubles away and criticize and nag him if he behaved any bit strand of human by failing least.  I lost my independence, control over myself in return of life long beautiful companionship. The odds are high. I'm unable to decide which one is better though my heart wishes for both. I believe its possible as well. I'm just struggling with the recipe for the perfect balance.
Another important aspect that comes along are the complicated level of social relationships. Its like getting lost in the whirlpool. In my case it was at 2 cosmic levels. Different Indian states, different Community, different perspectives !  I guess marriage would serve very well for the practical internship of Psychological students :)
People have started suggesting the idea of turning into 3 at 1, which I think is quite amusing and exploits the personal aspirations of the people at stake. I am flabbergasted at my own reactions. I feel there is still lot to explore, achieve, unwind and satisfy the creative soul though to confess I've done absolutely nothing in that direction yet. These fits of self remediation occur every 2-3 months to remind me of my individualistic goal.
So as part of New beginning, strategically placed at the end of the calender year, I wish for creative freedom and soul search and professional satisfaction. The strength of my loving partner is the eminent source of food for me.  I hope I'm able to provide support for his aspirations as well.
This year is dedicated to all the crazy things that I can do while still happily and thankfully bound..... an attempt at professional photography or creative writing or endless travels or learning to be happy without any reason.I insist every one reading this must do some soul searching. Its not customary to be proactive about this only at a new year start ( though it gives some sort of inspiring feeling at the boulevard of time and space). Life happens when you start living it!

P.S. : On  re-reading, I wonder if it may sound a highly critical note on marriage by a depressed person. But I want to assure that is not the case :). It might sound like that at first but to connect on a deeper level its an insight to the mind of a newly wed. Ah ! forget it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Review : God is a Gamer

It happens once in a while when you come across a book which is simply written, adequately edited and offers pure pleasure of a new story line! When I received the book from Blog Adda, the first page of the book signed by the author brought a smile to my face with  a"Stay Awesome" personalized by a smiley ! I was genuinely pleased with the author's sweet gesture. Thank you Mr. Ravi Subramanian. :)

The book is a refreshing story in 'Mystery/Thriller" genre. The most striking feature of the novel is the style of writing. It is very crisp and straight forward with basic English vocabulary usage. The author has spared the reader from complicated long paragraphs with excruciating details of each characters and sometimes irrelevant information of the surroundings, history, banal things in and around . The author has made sure that the reader gets a story and that's what it is in the book with no exceptions ! I would suggest this one to all the new and aspiring readers.
Another great thing about the book is that it is divided into numerous small chapters , each one extending not more than 2-3 pages long which adds to its simplicity/brevity of the subject.

The story has many protagonists over majorly 2 different countries and expanding over several months in the timeline. The author has managed to grip the attention perfectly and it is really hard to keep the book down once you get engrossed. Regularly, the writer's tactic is to keep going back and forth multiple cities and switch between various characters and sub plots of the story spread across each subsequent chapters. This ensures that the reader entails and tries to connect the dots of the story in his own mind and eventually keep him hooked for more such dots. I would give full credits to the author of having edited the story in such a fashion. The story line is very well crafted with financial backdrop along with gaming and internet/social media/networking web that are beautifully interspersed. Briefly, the novel caters to the youth readers who can connect and are interested in the latest technological advancement happening around the world.

Spoiler Alert !!! The next paragraph might spoil the ending for the yet to read group. Everyone expects a justified ending with all the culprits identified and served :P. But this one offers a twisted end laced with melodrama and the person behind the heist is as free as a bird. Additionally, the author has also tried a moral justification to back the ending and provide an angle of sympathy to the protagonist. I feel the ending has been served correctly per the context and notion of the entire story giving it a believable and humane touch.

All in all, it is a very gripping read not to be missed especially for those who are into a tight script and novel implementation !

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