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The Fabulous Birthday

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  • August 24, 2015
It was my Birthday last Friday and I can proudly say it has been a Fabulous One! Still in my twenties (enjoying another year of being in the 20’s and not feeling so old yet) the excitement for the birthday was the same as I used to have as a kid. That excitement coupled with fun, laughter, happiness and love made it an extra special one.

I love dressing up for my birthday and like every year I decide in advance what I’ll be wearing, what kind of look I’ll go with, what kind of accessories I need and just-everything. This year was no different, I was looking for something orange to add to my summer’s wardrobe and that’s when I came across this gorgeous kurta from Origins-Ready to Wear (see here). The makeup was the usual but I added a pop of color to the eyes and wore a bright coral lipstick shade, and just loved the look. (I’ll do another post with all the details on what I wore on my birthday).

If you’re following me on Facebook you’ll know that me and my sister share the same birthday but were born years apart and we aren’t twins technically but call ourselves Birthday Twins (because we share the same birthday). So the first one’s to wish us is US and our parents of course. This 21st Aug the day was beautiful, birthday excitement was there, dressing up excitement was there and getting birthday wishes and love from Parents made a great start to the day.
And from there the day just got better and awesome and fabulous. Upon reaching work, I was surprised by two starry balloons tied to my chair. That was an adorable gesture and I completely loved it (I love balloons btw) and then we all had Chocobons from Cinnabon for breakfast. It was a fun-filled, chocolicious start of day at work. I’ve got an amazing bunch of people at work, who so lovingly planned it for me and I totally-totally loved it.
and then later in the evening celebrated birthday with the entire office and we all enjoyed the Chocolate cake from Nando’s – that’s a favorite!
 God was kind too, the weather in the afternoon got cloudy and it rained till late in the evening. One of my friend’s said, “You poured heavily on us on your birthday” (LOL)
My parents and sister had already planned a BBQ dinner for our birthday, the Leo’s that we are, we both love BBQ! I had my friends over too. Some birthday decor, lighting and props were also arranged that made the birthday much more fun. We all had a photography session where my sister took some really crazy pictures of us. We all laughed till our tummies hurt on our craziness and random jokes but we all had great fun.
The cake was elegant and feminine in pink with a white sugar flower on the top. It was simple, elegant and so delicious, my sister and I both loved it. It was again one of our favorite cake’s from Kitchen Cuisine – Chocolate Fudge Cake. 
Enjoyed every bit of it and that all has been added to beautiful memories which will be cherished forever. Feel so blessed to have such wonderful, amazing and fabulous people in my life!
I received a lot of birthday wishes on Facebook, Instagram, through texts, calls and emails. I’m immensely humbled and would like to thank each any everyone of you for remembering it and wishing me. You all made my birthday a Fabulous Birthday! one that I’ll never forget.
Thank you for making me feel special on my day.
Much Love <3
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Are you Makeup Confident? Kick your Makeup Insecurities & Be Makeup Confident

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  • August 5, 2015
Have you ever been criticized of wearing too much makeup? A lot of women are often criticized of wearing too much makeup and are referred as cake-face while others who don’t wear any makeup at all, they either look sick or tired. A woman is expected to be flawless, should be well-dressed at all times, well-mannered and a perfect natural beauty.

Beauty trends keep changing, there are times of thick brows and thin brows, matte lipsticks and glossy lipsticks, dewy look and matte look, face contouring trend and now we have strobing. The makeup industry will continue to bring new trends,but are you ready and makeup confident?

By Makeup Confident I mean, there are days when you feel confident and look great with the kind of makeup you put on. It not only brightens your day but also gives you a confident fresh start for the day ahead. So do you feel good about yourself with the kind of makeup you use? Are there makeup products that make you feel confident? For me wearing a lipstick is an instant confidence booster and mood lifter. It not only makes me feel good, brightens my face but makes it look alive too.
I’m a minimal makeup person but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the full makeup look. I admire beauty in all its forms and see makeup as a personal choice. I certainly believe in the use of makeup to feel more confident about one’s self. Whether you use it too little or too much, its your personal choice and if you like it that way “go girl, you look pretty!”
Here I’m sharing my Feel Pretty Be Confident Look, the one I feel comfortable wearing and that helped me kick my makeup insecurities and made me confident.

1. Be comfortable in your own skin – Not everyone is blessed with naturally, flawless skin. At least I’m not, I have acne prone skin. While, there are a lot of beauty products out there that can make you feel beautiful. But do you really want that? For me the best thing to do is taking proper care of my skin and making it happy. And that’s half job done. If your skin’s happy, you’ll definitely be more confident about yourself. 
How to achieve happy skin? CTM ” Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize” make it a part of your daily routine, it takes 5 minutes and you have clean and happy skin.  
Products: Proactiv 3-step System kit has worked for me. more information here
2. BB Cream Vs. Foundation – As mentioned I’m a minimal makeup person so instead of a foundation, I use a BB cream. Generally a foundation gives you a nice coverage and evens out your skin, I feel it a bit too much for myself specially in summers. Whereas a BB cream is light, blends well, even out skin, provides coverage and is an all-in-one product.
Products: Flormar BB Cream. more information here  
3. Set Powder – Dust some powder to give a finishing touch to the skin.
Products: Flormar Loose Powder. more information here
4. Brighten your eyes – Make your eyes look awake and bright. Make them pop with a liner or a mascara and a little shimmer in the inner corners of the eye.
Products: Eyeliner: Diana of London, Arabian Black Eyeliner. more information here
                 Mascara: Maybelline Newyork, The Rocket. more information here
5. Add a pop of color – Give your cheeks some pop of color. It will instantly add color to your face and brighten it too.
Products: Luscious Cosmetics, Peach Melba. more information here
6. Finish off – Finish the look with your favorite lipstick. I love wearing lipstick and sometimes only a liner and a lipstick is all I do and love it.
Products: Luscious Cosmetics, Super Moisturizing Lipstick in Chili
                 Luscious Cosmetics, Signature Lipstick in Nude Pink
7. Be your kind of beautiful!
You’re beautiful the way you are. Don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself or your beauty choices, wear makeup the way you like it and be confident. If you like it natural go natural, just kick all those makeup insecurities, start loving yourself and feel pretty and confident about yourself. There is never “right” or “wrong” makeup it’s always “my kind of makeup”. 
Wear your “My Kind of Makeup” and be Makeup Confident! 

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