It seems quite ironic that I am writing this post from my sick bed, in a pajama with a cold, because I’m telling you now I do not look like the above picture today! I currently resemble a paler, drier, flakier, snottier version of myself. Lovely. However a few days ago I decided to rock out a new lip purchase of mine and embraced a bright lip! It’s not very often that I do this, so I thought it was definitely blog worthy.

I kept the base of my makeup pretty standard – Revlon Photo Ready BB Cream Skin Perfector in Light/Medium, Almay Concealer in Light/Medium, you know the drill by now. I did pop some Almay Wakeup Blush in Pink over my cheeks (this was my first ever blush purchase actually!), which gives a nice sunkissed and subtly pink sheen. I ran a bit of MAC Espresso eyeshadow through my brows and then curled my lashes with my eyelash curlers before giving them a coat of the Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara and use the MAC Pro Longwear Pencil in Black Ice on my waterline.

Now for the lips I used a new addition to my collection that I picked up from Max Factor last weekend, it’s the Color Elixir Giant Pen Stick in Designer Blossom. I have to admit I ended up grabbing it on a whim and it looked gorgeous! Max Factor describe it as a ‘bold, larger-than-life colour’ and I don’t think they could be more right; it’s a quite a neutral based red, so I don’t find it too cool for my skintone and I can see me getting loads of wear out of this in the summer months. When it comes to stick lip colour people are always going to compare these to the NYX Jumbo lip pencils and I have to say the Max Factor Pen Sticks win hands down. They go on much less streaky and are also less drying on the lips. They are priced a little higher, at Rs.675 and more difficult to find (they are stocked on eBay India), but if you can be bothered to root around I highly recommend them!

‘What is your job?’ is probably in my top 5 most asked questions to me, so it was about time I sat down and had a little chat about it. My official title is a Client Services Executive, which is basically a lot of meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their advertising requirements. I am very lucky to be doing something which is really my ‘dream job’, but a lot of bladdy hard work went into it! Work hard, keep focused and you’ll get there in the end! If anyone has any questions do pop them below and I will do my best to answer :)

For the past few weeks I have been going through a major anti-concealer phase. In fact I went away last weekend for 3 nights and completely forgot to take a concealer with me! Madness I know, as my Almay Line Smoothing Concealer is usually such a staple in my makeup bag. I have instead been preferring to skip concealer, leaving the skin looking so much more glowy and natural and using cream formulated face products instead. That means cracking out my L’Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream and for lipstick I have been using 3 on a constant rotation.

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Things on the blog have been a little quiet as I have just got back from a weekend away visiting my relatives outside Mumbai. I do this around once a month so have become a bit of a pro at packing and even have a pre-made washbag that stays in my travel suitcase so I never forget any of the ‘essentials’. That means that I never tend to overpack toiletries, however with makeup it’s a different story. Eyeshadows (even though I only wear it once in a blue moon), a plethora of blushes, false lashes and 5 different lipsticks always tend to be lugged along in my blugging makeup bag, so this time I really tried to cut down and I have to say I think I did a pretty good job.

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I decided the other day after a pretty successful meeting that I needed a treat, so winged my way to the nearest beauty store to indulge in my first ever hairspray. After knowing this product is used a lot, I finally indulged. The L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray, seemed like the stand-out product. Ok now for the good bit, this 500ml bottle put me back Rs.575, it is almost double the size of other hairsprays & hence the price is justified!

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There once was a time when I dreamed of having every single nail polish that you could possibly own (like at least 50), have colour co-ordinated, labelled boxes and spend ages in the morning meticulously applying matching colours. I have since come back down to earth, realised that there are only about 10 nail polishes that I like to use on repeat and been on a bit of a nail polish ban since. Back in the day I had one huge box thingy, filled in with a ton of nail polishes that I never really touched, then had a huge clearout and got rid of most of them in a Blog Sale. Now I only own 8 polishes and they are housed in much easier to store sundae box.

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‘The Weekend Post’ series took a little holiday but today it’s back with vengeance! I’ve had a nice and relaxing weekend, some nice lay-ins littered with a few champagne cocktails last night and then a pamper day today – it’s pretty much my perfect weekend! Of course I did do a bit of re-organising (as always) – god knows how I always find something to sort out. However it was time for a nice wash so I decided that a little hair SOS would be my focus this weekend.

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