The irresistible packaging of a NARS product is your first lead into the brand and then you get sucked into the performance and pigmentation. I picked up these two gorgeous bits form their Spring Collection and re-stocked an old fave. Here are my thoughts: Continue reading NARS Haul
There is nothing more alluring than a Chanel Lipstick. Exuding sheer payoff and eloquent packaging, it really is the queen of elegant makeup. Spring is almost here and I’m bringing in some old favorites from 2015. These have been an irrevocable part of my collection and I’m still not done with them!
The formulation of these rouge coco lipstick is sheer and nourishing. It glides on smoothly and doesn’t emphasize texture. The color payoff is sheer and quite lovely, even when the color wears off, it reminisces a supple balmy texture that doesn’t leave lips patchy. Win win, eh? There’s more, these particular releases were inspired from Coco Chanel’s closest folks and there’s something so poetic about that. Dimitri and Adrienne are both names of people Chanel loved and adored. Part of Chanel’s legacy is really quite about the woman herself and her interactions with her peers and her lovers. So excuse me while I stay madly in love with these two.
Food has this quality of belongingness. It has a past, it has an identity and above all it has a story. This recipe has a personal resonance with my past, with my dear grandma and it doesn’t get more special than this. She was the queen of cooking in my family, unfortunately, I haven’t ever experienced this first hand, but her skills were passed on to my mom and her sisters and by some kind miracle, some of that aesthetic came in my cooking too. This was my first attempt at making this cult Sindhi Household recipe and I’m pretty pleased with the results. Continue reading Recipe
In my 23 years of living, there’s one thing that life’s taught me, that is; you win some and you lose a lot more. Not just money or people, but relationships and memories, opportunities and lovers, friends and family, it’s all right there. And even if we like to admit it or not, some of these loses are caused by our own words, our own actions and our own mistakes. Continue reading From the bottom of my healing heart
When it comes to makeup; Burberry is one of the understated brands that is probably known more for it’s trademark checkered scarves or tan overcoats than their eloquent line of makeup. I’ve given a lot of their products a whirl in the last few months and while a brand overhaul will come in soon, this post is dedicated to some of my recent purchases; including Rosewood Eye Contour, 02 Dark Face Contour and 01 White Runway Palette (Limited Edition) from their SS16 collection.
I’m so glad that Dubai is finally leaning towards the #GetAwayfromTheMall culture, because that means exciting markets and exhibits like Ripe Market and Street Nights DXB are getting their well deserved hype. Being here for the last 13 years has definitely impacted my resilience to the great outdoors and I’ve resorted (like many other) to the comfortable mall culture.
NOT anymore! I experienced Ripe Market in all it’s glory and loved what came out of it, here are five things worth trying:
- Experience Art: Reminiscent of the street culture of Mumbai, it’s finally great to see local artists get out there and exhibit their collections; this means jewelry, décor and of course the canvas. When you do visit Ripe Market, keep an eye out for the art, it truly is food for your soul. I’ve done a post on one of my favourite spots at Ripe, Rebel Living here.
- Fresh Produce: While the food trucks and coconut water can seem fulfilling in themselves. There produce sold here is remarkably good. I preferred not carrying a basket of fruits and veggies home and ended up trying their online service and here’s the big reveal!
- Indulgence: My partner in crime and I tried Pedro’s and Wofl that morning. Having a ton of experience in spicy Mexican food in my repertoire, I’d give this a big thumbs up. By no means are they authentic, but their food is fresh and delicious and street-like. Nothing wrong with that is there? As you all know that I’m a desserts gal, that I really do have more to say about that Wofl. Well, it was caramelly-bannanaeey–cinamonny crispy waffle goodness. I’ve gone total bananas after having a taste, you see?
- Breathe in the great outdoors: After I got my wofl, I sat in the park and just layed there, resorting to the sun and the silence. It was great! If you have a large family or a large group of friends, sometimes It’s a great idea to hit a park, have a delicious meal and just lay there breathing in the fresh air. Nothing better than that.
I’m in LOVE with the newest accessory I got from ASOS (and it’s already not on the website), but if you do get your hands on this River Island beauty, it’s totally worth it! Continue reading A cuff love-affair
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Those who don’t get Rebelliousness seem to define it as chaos, bad manners and meaningless banter. Those who do get Rebelliousness associate it with bad-assery (if there were such a word), standing up for a cause, having and believing in an argument and edging towards anything out of the norm. I don’t know where you stand, I belong in the latter. Continue reading Rebel Living
First impression: LOVE, 5 months later: COMMITTED!
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows have become my daily essential in no-time. I have day-to-day faves and am gaga over the pigmentation and blendability. These literally melt and blend like no other shadows I’ve tried to date. I’ve already raved about the duo-chromes and while they’re quite not what I reach for most of the time, this custom-made palette is one I carry with me for travel, road trips and everything in-between. Continue reading Makeup Geek Eyeshadows + Foiled Shadow Review