Beauty For Dummies: Hands Of Time


April 13, 2014

A modest post about, how in my late twenties, I’ve finally nailed this mani business, biaaatch!

Guys, I haven’t utilised the tips of my fingers in months and I can’t be more thrilled. I’m pretty sure that the nerve endings there have all grouped to become utterly sensitive erogenous zones, just saying. Let me tell you why this is a big deal.

In college, I once painstakingly painted my nails a fabulous red with salon precision (so proud, so proud), which quickly prompted a ‘mean (ass) girl’ in my class to say – “Wow, you must really have a lotta time on your hands”.  Oh, was the pun intended! It wasn’t until a decade later that I was over the embarrassment of looking like someone who likes to preen over utilising her time more productively, like eradicating poverty or something.

2013 was the year that it occurred to me, my hands are the thing that I look at the most (typing away at my desk) and painting the ends something different every once in a while, may be somewhat cheering. I mean, it is such minimal effort (my motor skills are stellar, tbh – surgical salon results are a given with me) for such … Read More »

Waxing Poetic


April 9, 2014

We all have it. 

You have it. I have it. Kim Kardashian may have ‘nuked’ it but E-News says its growing back. Oh yes, lovlies. I’m talking about body hair, in all its mammalian glory.

If  you’re a woman though, you’ve probably been made to feel ‘unattractive’, even UNNATURAL about this universal fact. As Indian women with beautiful, voluminous, shiny, healthy heads of hair, the rest of us tends to be pretty abundant too, doesn’t it? And yet our culture’s messaging on body hair is so convoluted and contradictory and loaded politically (in addition to cosmetically and economically) – at this point that it’s hard to decide whether I should be shaving or waxing or growing it out werewolf style in the name of feminism (S’hot!).

And yet noone had gone so far as to say “if you have body hair, you’re actually a dude”, YET.

You see, I woke up this morning to a pretty upset interwebz. Veet has qualified my worst fears in a series of 30 second sexist commercials with the douche message- Don’t Risk Dudeness.

While I’m a lil bit embarrassed for Veet right now, I’m even more ashamed to admit the following ad is REAL LIFE.

Guys, this next ad is an … Read More »

How To Fall In Love via Freida Pinto & Free People


April 7, 2014

If the soundtrack alone doesn’t make you fall in love, I don’t know what will. 

Freida Pinto + Gorgeous Gora (aka Thomas Bull) + Jaipur’s Forts + Holi in the Rain = Love More

Remember these posts from my travels to Jaipur and Jodhpur? Can’t wait to go back and maybe, this time, fall in love? ;)