Category: Weekend Post

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There is now a whole drawer in my beauty set-up that stashes away a rather large smorgasbord of cute looking minis. Collected from numerous trips to Sephora, added extras from online shopping orders or just tester-scaled try me’s from discovery kits I keep them holed away for times when I’m feeling a little experimental; which judging by the title of this post just so happens to be today. So I’m turning my back on my creature of habit ways and cracking open some new pamper-time testers; here’s the low-down on my sample-sized Sunday beauty menu:

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned mask? I’ve been using the bad boys since my teenage days and once attended a friend’s birthday party with the remnants of a sachet offering dried on under my chin much to my parents amusement – cheers guys. So this weekend I’ve gone back to my roots, pushed the souped-up acid filled, enzyme containing fancy pants masks aside and am keeping it real on the skincare block with some of my old favourites and newer additions. Here’s my top 2 messy masks to use on now for a decongesting sesh leaving you ripe and ready for Monday:

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I’m not all that seasoned in the art of evening entertainment anymore. The 8 pm – 12 pm slot in my life is most regularly filled with playing catch-up with House of Cards – if I can fit two episodes in I deem it a successful night – bath time and resisting the urge to go to town on that tub of Baskin & Robin’s choco chip that’s languishing in our freezer. Rock n’ roll. But when my girlfriends came to visit last weekend, I hauled on my highest pair of heels, headed for town and saved Frank for another time. Here’s the makeup menu for my Girl’s Night Out:

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I’m a Mumbaikar. I’ve memorised the railway map, only have one walking speed – fast – and have tucked into vadapav porn at many a fair share of ‘trendy pop-ups’. But more importantly than all of that, I’ve trekked across all of the makeup-filled hotspots. From big ol’ department stores to those less-footed yep, I’ve devoured them all and have the slightly dented bank balance to prove it. So for this weekend’s post I thought I’d take you for a tour of Mumbai’s best beauty landmarks, quite literally…

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Come on you don’t need me to tell you about my highly organisational tendencies again, do you? The weekend for me is wholeheartedly reserved to eating, sleeping and tidying my beauty tools and arsenal (as vastly documented in this feature). Amongst the cleaning and clearing that goes on, every few weeks I like to sit and work through my stash. Throwing items back into the drawer mix that have been missing in action or are new to the clan. Out with the usual suspects and in with something a little different. Here’s what caught my eye today and has subsequently earned their place in my daily grind rotation…

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Two years ago my face was an oil-free product zone. Being the oily skin type category I winced at my greasy T-zone and slapped on products more likely to be aimed at the teenage section. Stripping, foaming and most definitely oil-free formulas; the drier my skin felt the happier I was. Fast forward to the present day and my skincare set-up couldn’t look more different. Age, life and my general disregard of my recommended water intake (it goes right through me if you get my drift), has wedged my complexion in the more combination grouping so I like to layer on emollient creams, balm textured cleansers and a hell’a load of oils. The latter being the most satisfying product to apply of the bunch. A mini spa-esque massage each night propped up at my basin – my skin drinks up the stuff. Here’s the need to know on the oily ointment that I’ve tailored into my routine…

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I’m tired. You know those weeks where you forget what it’s like to have your little toosh settle on a nice comfy sofa and you’ve lost all feeling in your feet due to marching through the streets in your ‘oh so lovely looking, but oh so painful‘ kitten heels? Well it’s been one of those weeks. A good’un, but one that’s left me day-dreaming about my soft, soft duvet. So I’m not messing around today with a fussy routine. It’s a product rotation that’s tried and tested and just does its job; bringing me back to the land of living with some serious R&R, all combined with a mid-afternoon nap I think. 2 products, that’s all – it’s time to bring out the big guns…

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