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Organising cosmetics!

Hi Guys, 

Anyone who knows me even a little bit will know that I’m a very lazy and messy person! I hate organising stuff just because it won’t stay organised for more than a day. By then I will need something and will not be able to find it and then the whole well-organised shelf will be messed up until I find what I’m looking for! πŸ˜‚

But when it comes to my makeup, I’m a little obsessive over it being all arranged up and nice! I keep it well organised and clean and easily accessible. In this post I’m about to share a few of those types and tricks with you guys!

P.S. that cover photo is just a random picture! That’s not my closet, though I wish it was! 😍😍

My eyeshadow palettes! 

I put them in these rectangular plastic drawer separators. It perfectly holds all of my eyeshadows as of now except for a few mono eyeshadows! 



Foundations, blush, highlighter and everything related to face! 


In another drawer separator. I had to squeeze in a few stuff but it works just fine! 

My lipsticks and lipgloss-

I found this cute little 3-tier storage box online in flipkart I suppose, I can’t remember. It was a long time back! I use this to arrange all of my lipsticks and liquid lipsticks and lip glosses.

Isn’t that cute?!

My kajal, mascara etc.

I simply used an empty Ice-cream tub for this! 



Nail polish and all the other stuff! 


I got this large transparent bag from “day 2 day”, Dubai! It came with two smaller cosmetic pouches inside. This is the most perfect purchase I have ever made! I have been carrying it whenever I’m traveling ever since I bought it. When I’m not traveling, I through in all the extra stuff like new blending sponge and other makeup tools. Inside one of the pouches, I have put in all my nail polishes and the remover. Another pouch is filled with my mono eyeshadows and gel liners and stuff like that! 


Finally I put them all on this 4 tier plastic shelf thingy! It is very handy! It can be detached and carried around very easily. I have around 3 such shelves which I have carried around ever since my hostel days! 😍😍

So that’s how I have organised my makeup! How do you guys do it? Share some pics! πŸ˜ƒ

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Confession Sunday #5- The octopus hair!Β 

Hey Friends! 

I know I’m a day late, but we had some issues with the internet! So here I am with this week’s Confession. This one is more like a tip or hack than a confession. It is how I can guarantee a long, healthy and well nourished hair! “The Octopus Hair” πŸ˜‚

Once in a month, I make time to give my hair the care it so deserves. Since I am residing in a place where the weather conditions and water is so adverse, I have to follow this through if I want to maintain healthy hair. 

So what I do is, I take small portions of my hair just like the way we do while straightening or curling. I comb it out to remove any knots and then apply coconut oil to that section thoroughly. I then braid it (roughly) before I move to the next section. I continue to do this until all my hair is divided into about 8-9 braids! It looks really funny, believe me! Then I lightly tug at the braids, one by one, to improve blood circulation to the roots. This helps in the growth of your hair. I sleep on it so that the oil works it’s wonder all through the night before I wash it off the next morning! 

Why this method instead of the regular oiling of your hair? 

Simple- it is a guarantee that each and every hair is completely covered. Coconut oil has lot of amazing advantages and is very important for your hair. I know it’s too tedious a job and who has the time! But personally, it has been helping me a lot. 

Try this one out and do let me know how it worked out for you! 😊

Love….. Kani…. πŸ’–πŸ’

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Lipstick Hack- Soft Gradient lips

Hi Friends,

I bought a really bright shade of lipstick as I wanted to wear it during my cousin’s marriage! Since it was the wedding season and all that, I went out and shelled a lot of money on this lipstick too! Well, I bought the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Dance With Me. Now that was about 6 months back and currently that lipstick is sitting untouched in my box. Whenever I get ready for a supermarket run or just a day out with my baby, I pick this lipstick and then decide that it’s too catchy and I drop it back down! Has this happened to any of you guys?

If it has then I have found a solution for you all! Gradient lipstick is gaining so much attention these days so I thought I’ll give it a try. That’s when this hack stricked me! When you pick a lipstick for everyday use, we usually see to it that it’s a little moisturising and the colour is subtle yet prominent.

So I took my MAC Lipstick and my Body Shop lip butter. I slathered my lips with the lip butter and then applied the Lipstick on the other part of my lips, carefully lining my lips!


I then pressed my lips together and gently blended in the lipstick all over my lips! I also pressed it in a little bit with my fingers! Finally, voila!


You can see the difference in this pic below!


Left side- whole lips with the lipstick. It is amazing and bright and so well suited for occasions and parties! 😍

Right side- the gradient every day look created with the same lipstick. You can use it everyday and for any look! πŸ’–

Do lemme know what you think of this technique! Or do you have any other hack?

Love….. Kani…..

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Nykaa Holi Sale- What to Buy!!!

Hi Friends

This post is mainly for my dear Indian friends as Nykaa is an Indian online beauty store! But the rest of you, do check out what has caught my attention lately!

So, Nykaa is having their legendary Holi Hungama sale! They are providing up to 40% off on major brands but actually There is an amazing discount on all the products across the store. When this happens, people usually get confused on what to buy and what not to. And by the time you have decided on what to buy, its usually out of stock or the sale has ended! But don’t fret cuz I’m here and I have spent a whole day and night looking through the store! I have put together a few products that can be bought to make most use of the sale! So let’s jump into it right away!

Skin Care

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Aviance is a skin care brand that came into Indian market relatively recently but it’s already been forgotten! However, people who have tried their products have a lot of great things to say about them! So, if you want to give it a go there can be no better time than this.

Nykaa is providing ‘But 1 Get 1 free’ offer on all of the Aviance products! Steal the deal right away and I’m sure you won’t regret it.


When it comes to face scrub, pretty much nothing can beat St.Ives Apricot scrub. The consistency is nice and creamy, scrub particles are so fine and gentle on the skin and it’s great for everyday use. Grab this amazing Apricot face scrub by St. Ives on Nykaa At ‘Buy 1 Get 1 free’ offer!

Sheet masks are all the craze right now. So when sheet masks by The Face Shop and also by Innisfree got launched on Nykaa, I simply raided the store! Well, for all of you who haven’t tried sheet masks yet, this is your offer! The face shop is on the offer Buy 3 masks and get 2 masks free! By the Way, Innisfree is also has an offer. If you buy 4 of their sheet masks, one Green Tea mask is free.

Hair Care-

Nykaa is giving a minimum of 15% off on all shampoos and conditioners across the store. But that’s not what caught my attention.

What caught my attention are these amazingly cute little hair brushes by Roots at 20% off and……


This very handy and very useful Mini Hair Dryer by Bronson- that too at a good 60% off!

 


Dry shampoos hasnt got recognised yet in India but those who have used them will surely swear by it. They are ultimate life savers! You can turn your slick and oily looking hair into fresh and bouncy in a single spray! Get your hands on a dry shampoo right away on Nykaa, Batiste Dry Shampoos are on 20% off!

Bath and Body-

Surprisingly one of the unbeatable offer I found on bath and body products is on Nykaa’s products! They are providing 27% off on the bath combos and it’s selling out fast!


The next amazing offer I found was on products by Grace-Cole. Now for anyone who hasn’t tried Grace Cole products, buy them right away! Such delicious smelling quality products, it’s actually therapeutic! 😁

Just look at how beautiful their range of products look. It’s like a candy store! 🍭 🍫 Β Well Nykaa is giving a good 30% off on the bath and body combos of Grace Cole!

MakeupΒ 

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The Mat Magique range of face products by L’Oreal Paris is by far the most affordable, full coverage ones I could find! Now if we get a discount on these already affordable products, what more could we ask for?!


Maybelline Eyeshadow palettes will be the next best pick on the Nykaa sale. The nudes and The Blushed Nudes are on 15% off. 😍😍

This one is for all of you lipstick lovers! Freedom pro has put together few amazing combos of lipsticks and that too on 20% discount! Their lipstick palettes too look very promising! I haven’t tried them out yet but I’m surely going to! πŸ˜‰

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I’m a huge sucker for lip balms. Though I have a huge bag full of lipsticks, more often then not, I run out of my home with just a lip balm on! The Spiced up Lip balms by Maybelline is the perfect one for people like me. They are very moisturising and nourishing and at the same time, is also a little tinted!

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These are the next range of tinted lip glosses that has caught my attention lately. Buy 2 at 20% off on these delicious flavored lip glosses by Island Kiss.

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Finally for all of you nail art lovers! These amazing little combos of nail shades by Faces is simply a must buy. Especially the valentine’s day special Love stuck collection, it’s very lovely! They are on 15%off which is not a lot but something is better than nothing right?!

So these are according to me the best stuff to buy on the Nykaa Holi Hungama sale. Hurry as there are only 2 days left for the sale and Do let me know if you have found something good!

Happy Shopping!

Love……. Kani……. πŸ’“πŸ’πŸ’–

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Lets Take Time Out Mommies!!!

Hi Friends

As I have mentioned before, I am a proud mother of a 10-month-old baby girl. It’s true that she fulfills my life and all that, but being a mother is very hard! I have zero privacy and the β€œME TIME” has become almost negligible. The first 6- months was the hardest as she needed constant nursing and attention. It was so tiring that whenever she slept, I too slept with her! Now it is a little better as I can get some of my work done when she is sleeping. That said, I want to share with you all, how we mommies can make the best of the little time that we get!!!

Face Masks and Scented Candles!!! ❀

I am sharing this hack at the very beginning just because it’s my most favourite way to relax. When my baby takes her day-time nap, I simply close all the shutters and light up a few scented candles. I then wash my face and towel dry it, choose a sheet face mask according to my mood (will be covering about the masks in my next post). I then place it on my face and simply lay down on my bed and relax!!! The mask feels so cool and soothing against my skin while it does its job. After 20 mins (I set an alarm of course! So that I don’t fall asleep with the mask on) I gently remove the mask, massage my face to make most use of the material in the mask and then wash my face. Now, Who said you cannot give much attention to your skin when you have a baby on your hands?!

Cook a nice meal for yourself.

Oh I don’t mean the usual Idly- Sambar and Rice (Indian Dishes!!!) that you cook for the whole family! I mean something that you love, Make it just for yourself and have it! For those who prefer to order in their favorite food, that is your choice. But I have found cooking to be very therapeutic (It may be the food that is therapeutic!). My favorite feel good food is Mac and Cheese! And since I am breastfeeding, I don’t have to worry about dieting and losing weight just yet! (HA HA HA!)

Movie and Mocktail Time.

I am breastfeeding and that means- No Cocktails yet! *Sniff* *Sniff* But Mocktails are good enough for me. Again, My go to favourite is Pinacolada. I make it in the most simplest way- Just mix a small carton of pineapple juice and a cup of canned coconut milk and some sugar. I blend it in a blender to make the Mocktail creamier! TADAAAAA. Virgin Pinacolada Ready! About a jug of that and my favourite movie (or a TV Series (FRIENDS!)) on my laptop, It is a PARTYYYY.

Call That Friend

Ever since my baby, I have been so busy with her that sometimes I feel so cut off from the outside world. I swear to you all, I came out of the delivery room with my daughter and I see that world has shifted from Instagram to Snapchat! I still don’t have the slightest idea about what Snapchat is or How it is used, YET!!! (Well, I dont know anything about twitter or pinterest either!) That said, Whenever I get some free time, I just call up a friend (whoever is free!) and have a chat with them. It is very relieving to talk to someone other than my baby and her toys!

Good Old Long Walks, Silent Parks, Listen to Music Kinda stuff!Β 

Seriously, It works its wonder all the time. But of course, there should be someone available at home to keep an eye on your kid even if he/she is sleeping. I prefer this method when my hubby is home or whenever I have some help. I just put on my IPod and go for a small walk. Or I like to simply lay down in my room, listening to music, Lost in thought. Another best option for me is to find a silent, cozy little place (like a coffee joint) where I can sit and read a book.

So, these are just a few ways to make the best use of the very little time you get when your little angel decides to let you free!

What do you do when you have the time? (Apart from sleeping I mean! J)

Share in the comments below for all the mommies to read!

Love…………… Kani……………

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Online shopping- Boon or Con?

Hello People,

I was not so much into online shopping because according to me, it is nothing compared to the satisfaction I get from shopping physically from stores. The touch and feel, Trying it out before buying and the best part is, you pay and get the product immedietly. When you shop online, its great alright. But you need to wait for a minimum of 3 days to get the product in your hands!

Anyway, that changed. It started cuz I had no time to go to a shop, my work was consuming all of my time. On the other hand, my work was giving me a lot of access to a laptop with an internet connection. So during the smallest break I got, I would go online and start browsing through the stores. When that happened, I realised that for my every single want or need, there was an online store available. I could find Apparels, skin care, cosmetics, bath and body, jewellery, bags and watches, footwear and everything I would ever want. It’s not just about fashion and lifestyle goods. I could order for food online, I could book for a service online, I could even get groceries and vegetable to my doorstep through online stores! How grand is that?!

Also, most of these products cost lesser than their retail price when purchased online. Of course because the sellers save a lot of money on rent, electricity and other utilities. Over and above that, they have few A-mazing Sale once in a while where there are further discounts on the products. During one such sales I got around 70% off on products from Lakme, Maybelline, Revlon, Loreal etc. I literally stole the whole store! Even if you have to wait a day or two to receive the stuff you ordered online, when they do arrive, it’s a party! I have shopped online every other day and even then when I receive a shipment, I almost cannot contain my excitement. That excitement wouldn’t die down until I have opened the box, unfolded the bubble wraps, took out the product and tried it on! Depending on how well the purchase worked out for me, the excitement will be followed by either content or disappointment! Even if it’s disappointing, there’s no need to worry because I can return it within 7 to 15 days and the money I paid will get transferred back to my account! Isn’t that lovely!

You guys must be thinking, if I love online shopping so much then why did I ask if it is a Boon or a Con! There’s a reason friends and it is very important I discussed it. Online shopping is not all unicorns and rainbows! But no one is able to see it over all the discounts and all the different brands and varieties of products brought to your finger tips! So what are these cons that were are over looking?

1. Most of the products sold at discounted rates are manufactured at least an year before. They have been kept on shelf all this while and now it’s lying warm and snug in your cupboard! That simply means only one thing-you need to use up the product within 3 to 6 months or simply throw it into the garbage.

2. What looks amazing on the pictures on a website may not really look good on you or work out for you! Of course you can return them if it dint workout for you. But there are a few products that cannot be returned due to hygiene reasons. Like you cannot return a lipstick cuz the shade looked horrible on you!

3. It is very addictive. You go online to buy a pair of loafers and before you know it, you are checking out with a bag, 2 watches, a dress and a few lipsticks. After a few minutes you realise that you have forgotten all about the loafers which was the actual reason why you went online! So you go online again and the circle is repeated!

4. It clutters up your cupboard, your brain and your life. Every free moment you have, you will try to find something that you “NEED” to buy online. But when it comes to online shopping, the NEED never simply gets met! And before you realise it your cupboard is filled with all these products that you don’t even remember buying! (At least that’s the case with me!) πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

5. Basically it’s quite unsafe. I know it’s really comfortable when you get everything delivered to your door step. But at the same time, some stranger gets an easy access to your phone number and your home address! And that is so damn unsafe in many many levels.

So if all of these cons are worth over looking, then online shopping is really the best thing that’s happened to us. We can actually Work around these negatives and turn online shopping advantageous for us. And the best way to do that is by actually identifying and understanding the negatives.

But of course, to each their own guys.

Happy shopping…….. 😍😍😍

Love……… Kani……… πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’—