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Disclaimer: This post is honest (like all my posts) and if you don’t agree, find it rude or judgemental in anyway, that’s fine. That’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it as am I. 


We have all heard of TMI but I am now officially using this abbreviation called TMB – Too Much Boob! I’m not a conservative person and am rather progressive in my thinking. In fact, I really do believe you should wear whatever the heck you want to. Having said that, I’m struggling to appreciate the style sense of many stylists/ fashionistas/ bloggers/ (whatever the new profession in the online fashion space is!). And, I mean no offence. Truly. In fact, I’m all about uplifting and empowering, etc… but that doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion or sense of humor right?

So here’s my “Weekly Laugh” where I’m laughing my guts out with my girls lookin’ at ‘em boobs.

Every time I go out, I see so many people who look like cookie cutter images of each other. So what makes them look alike you wonder? Oh no, they are not zombies from some sci-fi show. They are just some bodies in some kind of a “boob- show”. There, I said it. It’s harsh but the truth always is. Btw, I have done a private survey to see if other people agree- and they do. So who are these bodies (umm.. ya that’s what I’m calling it finally. Coz if I use the “W” word, there’s a storm coming my way that will thrash in the name of “feminism.”

These bodies are all wearing bralettes (or just bras), crop tops (that are no more than bras) paired with high-waisted jeans, skirts ,shorts, etc (The shorter the better). What’s next? They all have the same hair colour- literally the same brown/golden/ burgundy-ish highlights. And then the same red lips. And to top it off, they all wear very similar looking shoes- cheap stilettos that scream, ‘Look at me, I’m right here!’ But really- none of it is wrong in any way… I just wonder and I really do wonder- since when did fashion become a victim itself. You know what I mean? Where is that- I am me… I will wear my mood today… I will be classy… I will own it (and own it doesn’t always mean- having your boobs all hanging out). This might sound like a rant to you (because it is. Lol!) But do me a favor and really look through all the instagram fashion bloggers’ pages today… doesn’t matter where from. You’ll see what I’m saying.

Of course, there are some pages that I truly love and some of them are doing a fab job like @masoonminawala, @diipakhosla to name a few. But then there are ones, which I follow simply as an OH: Occupational Hazard!

By the way, one day I said to myself- I’m going to wear what they are wearing just to kind of “step in their shoes” for a moment. And…. I failed! Miserably. Maybe because, TMB is not my thing and I really was disgusted by the idea of having my boobs talk to people rather than my fabulous personality. Phew! What a waste of an exercise. Not entirely, though! I got a post out of it. And here’s what I was wearing when I wrote this 😉

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Hola! Lets talk make up! If you don’t like make-up, you are not alone. I can totally relate. Unfortunately I have recently been bitten by the ‘occupational hazard’ bug and I don’t really have a choice in the matter anymore!

Having said that, I do have a couple of favorites that stay put on my beauty list… They are so great that that despite my being in the company of some fabulous make-up artists, those products have held on to their spots. Okay…. Enough talking, let’s start painting. Yes… make up is an art (or so I have learnt J )

First and foremost, if you’re blessed with great skin, “less is more” applies to you (pretty much like me… pardon my narcissism, that I believe is also an occupational hazard in this case). 

And in case you have tricky skin (how I like to call it because there are soooo many kinds TBH), take it one step at a time?

Rule No. 1: No matter how great make-up is, not looking after your skin is no excuse. So make sure you’re PERPETUALLY hydrated!

After dabbling into all kinds of make-up (only very recently), I have found the perfect list! Warning: It does NOT work on fussy people!

1. Prime, Prime, Primer! : It is absolutely essential for having good skin since it preps and protects it from all kinds of things. I have tried quite a few and finally found MY FAVORITE. (And no, it’s not MAC. Lol!) This one is a bit hard to get a hold of, but once you do, there’s no looking back and you’ll travel anywhere for it (or make someone do it) . Round of applause people(oh yeah, it’s that good): Bare Minerals! Comes in different skin tones, works like magic. It is literally THE ONLY PRODUCT I use on my face. No foundation, no concealer, nothing! Works like a charm and is my make-up BFF.

 

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2. Blushin like you’re Crushin’- I don’t know anyone who doesn’t use blush. We have been hearing about them rosy cheeks forever. The blush on  I have a crush on? Charlotte Tilbury “Love is the drug” blush.  By the way, I just broke mine but I love it so much, I’m still using it. Btw..accepting gifts all year round.. just sayin’ lol!

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3. Contour: Now listen very very carefully, if you’re blessed with a great jawline (which I’m not, hardly a flaw I know 😉 ), you don’t have to worry about this one. But, I am not a make-up artist and all those palettes ,colour combinations,  blah blah..is too hectic for me. So what do I use? Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Band. It is so frikkin’ easy to use and really does lead to a great jawline and fantastic photos!

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4. Mascara Muse!! Big lashes are better than big boobs.. in my not-so-humble opinion. And I had never liked any mascara enough… sometimes it’s the brush, sometimes it’s the liquid, sometimes it’s just very blah and doesn’t give the desired effect. And, I’m not crazy enough (yet) to get false lashes done. However, I found what I love!! Tarte Light Camera Lashes. Even the name is so perfect!

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5. Make-Up Remover: I have often felt, that one would go the extra mile to look the gorgeous bombshell one knows she can be. However, when it comes to removing that extra mile, we are always too tired or too drunk to follow the ideal make-up removal routine. But guess what, I found my perfect remover for nights I’m exhausted beyond my limits and drunk beyond them too! (We’ve all been there.) So what works like magic are two things: 1- Clinique “take the day-off” wipes that literally take the day off. Such a genius product because you can keep it in your car and when you’re on your way home, you can wipe it all away . (Follow up with a quick splash of water at home and some night moisturizer). Magical product no. 2 is -Clinique “take the day-off” balm. It is insanely effective coz it can take off every tiny bit of make-up on your face in no time.

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That’s it. There’s not more to love (in make-up) from my end because like I said- I’m not a beauty junkie. Oh and I didn’t dive into the lipsticks bit because we are all (I believe) already sorted on that front. However, some fav lipstick brands would be: Mac (of course, Ruby Woo), Dior & Charlotte Tilbury.

Small confession: Charlotte Tilburry’s products are simply fab, just like her!

Bye! My kids are pulling my hair out. Literally so! Write in and let me know what your top 5 beauty must have’s are 🙂

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