Not Worth the Hype

What this post is about — mini reviews of my top 5 most disappointing beauty purchases from recent times. Dwelling on the negative isn’t my style, but learning from it definitely is. This post will be my first ever ‘not worth the hype‘ kind of post. I always prefer writing about things I love to do, to […]

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Flying Without Wings

I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightening. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me. Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore In many ways, freedom is often misunderstood as something that is controlled by an external source in our lives — a person, a situation, a condition, […]

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Secret Conversations

Whatever it is you are seeking, won’t come in the form you are expecting. Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore Every now and then, you come to those crossroads – that fork in the narrow, meandering, unpredictable, forest trail of your being. A walk that began as an aimless journey and a hopeless quest for […]

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10 Ways to Feel Inspired

“I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something.“ Haruki Murakami The most challenging facet of doing something creative for a living is the constant thirst for inspiration. […]

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I’ve got a Dream

‘Way down deep inside, I’ve got a dream‘ — sings Rapunzel (in Tangled) with all the thugs, ruffians and thieves who seem to go all warm and fuzzy when she asks them in all her spirited innocence — ‘Don’t any of you have a dream?!‘ Some of us grow up knowing exactly what we want to do […]

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Wake up, baby

“It’s not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There’s shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort.” After Dark, Murakami I open my eyes, and there you are. I can’t […]

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2018 Favourites – Quarter two

It’s that time of the year again. Let’s talk about everything that, with good reason, has made me happy this second quarter of 2018 — a year that has been overwhelming in strange, beautiful ways (see my quarter one of 2018 favourites here). Half of 2018 has lived and gone, giving us fleeting memories, moments […]

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Matte to last, forever and ever

What this post is about: A review of the Nykaa Matte to Last Liquid Lipstick in 5 beautiful shades — Bombae, Khoobsurat, Begum, Kudi and Madras Kaapi. Some months ago, I did a review post for the Nykaa Mattelicious lip crayons and swore that they were the best matte crayons I had ever used — with the […]

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