Three Neutral Pieces I Added to the Autumn & Winter Wardrobe

It’s atleast another month till I can have all my cosy knits back from storage. Yesterday, we chose our wardrobe bits for the new house. I can’t explain how desperately I want to move in already! Given the situation, there were few gaps to fill.

Unlined Wool Coat. Somewhere between a coat and a cardigan. Easy to layer underneath it and takes less space in the bag (if you have to put it away) which makes it a perfect seasonal piece. They have couple of different colours -grey, olive, navy in three lengths. I bought the mid length (in blackcurrant) which goes just past my knees. The full length comes up till my ankle. I think the long olive coat is lovely too.

This has been great this Autumn and looks cosier with a chunky blanket scarf. It is 50 percent wool and 50 percent acrylic with a textured surface. Drapes nicely and is deciptively warm.

I have wanted a tan coat for the longest time. This one from Modern Rarity, John Lewis is a lined full length coat. It looks a tad warmer and yellow toned on the website but in real life, it is a paler tan like in picture above. That 49 percent wool shows up as a fuzzy texture Along the entire coat and belt.

This jumper from H&M, I have worn loads already. Definitely size down if you don’t like them bunching up under coats. It looks like it will disintegrate in the washing but it didn’t. I use a spray cleaner to rid of smells and spot clean until it really needs to go in the washer. Same as wool and cashmere which I think prolongs their life.

I feel like a polo neck is needed but haven’t found one I like. Also, is there a way to wear them? Specially on dark hair. I don’t particularly dislike resembling character from Addams family but I don’t think my little town is ready for that.

Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you plan to do. I’d rather be sleeping right now but got a house checklist to follow. See you next Friday!

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Makeup Routine | Winter 2018

As my skin is back to its dry self, thanks to retinol I need a routine that acts as a barrier from cold wind.

Starting with base, primer that really is nothing like a silicone/dimethecone heavy ones. Primirizer, by Smashbox is a lovely moisturiser with a little smoothing effect. Top that with Chanel Les Beiges tinted moisturiser. The shade “light deep” is visibly dark on me. Shade “medium plus” pulls ashy on certain areas so I’m not loving the range but a light layer adds some eveness and moisture. Spot correct with Nars natural radiant longwear foundation. It looks darker in the picture above because of shadows. I use it as concealer too as It sets well and doesn’t creep into my eyes. Although, I have to powder (with dim light) in couple of hours as my natural oils come to surface.

Enjoying wearing a bronzer for definition. It’s either Guerlain Teracotta (02) or luminous bronze light from Hourglass Ambient lighting edit palette. Both have subtle shimmers in them that are only visible in direct light. Nothing on the eyes except lightly curling them. I have had quite sensitive eyes recently so I’m ruling out eye makeup. A bit of gel to set the brows in shape.

On the lips is either of these two. My favorite tinted balms from YSL in shade 07 Flirt me coral, which pulls pinker on me. Or a browny pink from Guerlain Rouge G #6, pictures here.

There you have it, a non-detectable but put together start to the day.

Parenting And Equipping For A Just-Turned Toddler

Hello there, I created a new category -Parenting. Although I have written about pregnancy on this blog before, I think what discontinued the topic was incapabilty of grasping the situation on time. For instance, I wrote bullet points to talk about my third trimester. I got so consummed in studying birthing processes, shopping for my hospital bag, moses basket, prams and classes. Nothing made sense when I finally got the time to properly think about it. I really wanted to write about my experience with Gestational Diabetes and diet that went with it. I have yet to do get a final test done before I pen down my experience. (more…)

Becca Brightening Corrector | Review

Corrector are a tricky one for me. I have used a few but hadn’t really found one that I really liked. Too creamy, too orange or too pink, too dry or just took too long to blend out and then concealer on top just made everything looked too done up. Becca’s creation is a mix between a corrector and a highlighter. I knew it was going to work soon as I swatched it. Some pictures below of before and after. I am wearing the shade Medium to Dark. (more…)