Here are my 5 No-buy Rules for 2018. It was too much to type so, I made a quick video to keep myself motivated! Check it out, if you'd like and drop me some encouragement! XOXOX Link in the bio!
Today , I've missed doing the folded saree and blouse picture. And the blame lies squarely on @pleated_stories
. I was so delighted to hear her tinkly happy voice in the morning , I clearly forgot to click a picture of the saree laid out as per usual. She did set a lovely start for the day , as I got a call from 2 other people I enjoyed chatting with. So thank you dear @pleated_stories
and sorry girls 😛
This is a cotton tissue kota doria. It has large and small paisleys embroidered in gold abd bronze resham. It looks deceptively flimsy but is a very hardy saree. I've paired it with a pale biscuit colour silk blouse and a tiny kundan set. These are colours which were predominantly seen in my wardrobe till the 40s set in and I went berserk with reds and fuschia and electric blue.
Picked my current favourites that I will miss dearly in the future as I can't buy them even after #nobuy2018
😖 since I've discovered they are not #crueltyfree
❓Do you have any suggestions for good cruelty-free replacements??❔
Am I wrong about any of them? 🤞🏻
🖤Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector
🖤OPI Avoplex cuticle oil
🖤Origins Out of Trouble and Drink-up Intensive masks (biggest dissappointment that Origins is not cruelty-free!!) 🙈
🖤Bioderma Micellar water (second biggest disappointment)
🖤L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (and all its varieties)
🖤Benefit POREfessional face primer
Let me know your suggestions!
🎉Empties 11: #thebodyshop
Raspberry Body Scrub. This one smells very nice, like raspberry candy. But it’s very messy, so raspberry seeds in a gel mass, so it slippery and get all over the shower, seeds are everywhere. And I can’t tell that this scrub is strong and effective , I prefer sugar scrubs. #empties #useitup #bodyscrub #nobuy2018
🎉Empties 9: #Head
&Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo. I loved it, it does a job. I like to have this shampoo in my shower in case any products make my scalp dry and itchy. It always helps and it’s overall good everyday shampoo even if you don’t have scalp issues. #empties #shampoo #nobuy2018 #useitup
This is my other little #nobuyfail
that I have on its way to me. I had a mini of this that I've been using and I liked it enough that I was going to just look and see what the price on it was. The 3.4 Oz bottle is $60 on various sites, but I found this set that includes the 3.4 Oz bottle, a lotion and a purse spray for $20 on Macy's website last weekend. This brings my total purchases for the year up to $49. #sgw2018purchases #nobuy2018 #lowbuy2018 #kensiefragrance #kensieperfume
Empties January 2018 (I know it's mid Feb, I'll be faster next time 😉)
Inspired by dearest @ihearttoiletries
I've decided to catalog my empties this year, to help with #declutter
and my #nobuy
as well! 🚫
And YES❗I cut open all my beauty products at the end - that's a good tip as you can't imagine how MUCH product is left inside (20% is allowed legally in cosmetics industry but sometimes even more can't be "evacuated" from product pack!) ✂
Following my #nobuy2018
challenge I decided to declutter a few things. These are 13 products I know my sister will love and I am happy to give them away. ❤️
I like a good challenge and this is my first big no buy but I have a huge feeling of saturation from my makeup collection and I know I have enough for this year (and the next and the next). Wish me luck! (The only makeup item I bought this year is the #colourpopsupershockshadow
in lit year for my upcoming birthday ) #nobuy2018
happened as a reaction to many new sarees in December 2017, thanks to travel and S.
I thought I might wear one of the new sarees every month and here's a sungudi from Madurai. Definitely not handwoven but the flamboyant peacocks and the heady colour was enough! There were many tiny shops selling these around the Meenakshi Amman temple and this seemed to be a very common design.
The temple per se is badly kept and the constant renovations since it's establishment don't really seem to have been planned. The crowds were a mix of the loud, touristy sorts and devotees. One of the priests pulled a nasty trick and that left a bitter taste but the sculptures and stucco work more than made up for it.
One of my favourites was the statue of Urdhva Thandavar and the legend behind it was quaint. The story goes that there was a dance competition between Shiva and Kali who were equally matched. Then he lifts his leg up in the urdhva tandavam which she could not perform to protect her modesty. I found it a little intriguing too as I had always associated Bhadrakali's fierce form to be without shame or sense of nakedness. Anyways, the poses are perfection and the artist has lavished his skill on it. Swipe for a glimpse, although the pictures are not very clear.
is a flaming rose from my sunny garden. 💯 happiness.
I have decided that I am going to try and pan the peach palette. I’m not a fan of it and the shades are not as pigmented as I would like. It has decent eyeshadows but I feel like I have better duplicates. I don’t hate the peach palette but I don’t love it either aha. I have not picked it up in over a year and therefore I think I need to try and use to see if I can come to slowly love it. The only tiny dent that I have is on Bellini~ you really got to dig in to get that pigment for some of the colours ✨✨✨✨ #projectpan #projectpan2018 #pan18in2018 #nobuy2018 #panthatpalette #panthatpalette2018 #peachpalette #sweetpeachpalette
Yesterday's and today's makeup roulette. Yesterday's selection was Maybelline's Powder Matte in 704 - Carnal Brown. It might not look like much in the tube, but it is a very pretty brown. It brings out my natural lip colour. The formula is drier than the Creamy Mattes, but not as drying as a liquid lipstick. This also was the item I bought before I started my no buy this year. ••• Today's selection is Urban Decay's Liar. I love everything about this lipstick. The colour is a beautiful peachy-pink and it is a very creamy formula. It feels really good on the lips, especially now with the cold. #makeuproulette #ilovelippies #ilovemakeup #ihavetoomuchmakeup #nobuy2018
order history sure has changed a lot in the past few month. Went from being straight beauty/skincare items to healthy! I've been getting up at 5am every day to get my circulation going and I feel so much better! Going strong on #nobuy2018
when it comes to beauty products, but health related is exempt.
Confession time: While at the mall a couple of days ago, I ended up exchanging the wallet my boss got me for Christmas (swipe) for this perfume. I kind of already regret it, but I have an obsessed with perfume. I had thought about getting the #michaelkors
cross body bag, but I would have had to pay quite a bit out of pocket for the price difference. I do love this perfume, but the guilt is getting to me. Guess what's done is done now tho. #sgw2018purchases #lowbuy2018 #nobuy2018