Monday, March 20, 2017

Five Beauty Products!!! #ThankfulThursday

                                              Beauty is skin deep - Sir Thomas Overbury.

We all know that real beauty is inner beauty but proper grooming is essential to look presentable and 
flaunt beauty products of one’s choice.

Beauty products are synonyms to woman or vice-versa.

The beauty industry thrives on the Diva’s of this world, so you can well understand the connection between women of this universe and the beauty products.

In my childhood & early teens, I was a careless beauty and wasn’t much fond of beauty products but with growing age, the lust for the products grew immense and a reasonable chunk was spent on these items. I started hoarding Face creams, Lipsticks, Nail Polish, Bangles & Bindi & Shampoo. I use the term hoarding because whenever I go for shopping, I buy again in spite of availability in my cupboard…it’s a weakness to shop.


From initial days, I used Tiara egg shampoo for shampooing my hair. I have silky hair and it needs great care and I have a habit of washing hair on daily basis. Tiara egg shampoo was withdrawn from the market and I switched to Sunsilk egg shampoo for long years. Sunsilk again withdrew egg shampoo and came up with Black Sunsilk and Yellow Sunsilk and these two became important items in my cupboard. As I shampoo daily, I use mild shampoos too in between and Sunsilk Pink comes to my rescue. After every six months, I change to Garnier Green Shampoo or Tressemme Black to give my crowning glory a change and then I return back to Sunsilk brand.


I use Lotus White glow Skin Gel cream in winters & LotusNutramoist cream in summers for my face & neck on daily basis and Lotusnight cream while sleeping.

In summers, often, I dab white tone powder while going out in daytime. I avoid too much creamy base face creams as I don’t feel comfortable dabbing them on my face.

Gel cream are best for me.

I hoard foundation, face powder and other BB creams which adorns my shelf more than me. The chance of using them are quite bleak, still they stand tall in my collections.

Recently, I have started Aloe Vera gel and the results are mind-blowing, it removes the scars and clears the skin. I dab on my face one hour before bathing.


Bindi adorns my face 24 hours. Since the day, I got engaged, I am wearing bindi on regular basis, even at night, and I don’t remove them. 

It is an inseparable part of me. I use simple round bindi’s of different sizes in hues of red, maroon, brown & black and I have dozens of them in my beauty bag, daily purse and in my personal cupboard.


I am fond of glass bangles since childhood. In my childhood days, I never ever wore bangles but bought it each time the Churiwalli visited our house and they adorned my shelves. Even my grannies used to say that why I buy when I don’t wear. I wasn’t much interested in wearing but it satisfied me watching them the colourful stack and it gave me an unknown pleasure.

After marriage, I started wearing bangles. I don’t wear bangles of all hues. Some selected hues adorns my wrist; the all-time favorite hues are shades of red, maroon, pink, yellow, orange, golden and multicolored.

I prefer glass bangles more as I love the tinkling sound of them but I do wear bangles of lac and metals.

I avoid metals in regular wear because it causes skin irritation but do wear occasionally.

I have huge collection of bangles of all hues and of all types available in the market.

Lipstick & Nail Polish:

I love buying Lipsticks & nail polishes. I don’t wear lipstick daily but buy shades of red, pink, maroon and chocolate hues and I carry in my daily purse too. Whether I wear or not, that’s not a concern but it should be in my bag.

I wear them occasionally but buy dozens to satiate my hoarding habit.

I love shades of red, pink, chocolate nail polish and I use it for my toe nails. I don’t wear nail polish in my hands but my toe nails are always painted with some hue or the other.

I have got large collection of nail polishes.

These are my best five beauty products for which I am thankful and more or less, it is a part and parcel of daily regimen which takes care of my hair & skin and adorns my persona.

Apart from using beauty product, I take care to keep myself happy, clean & fresh.

Be happy and it will add radiance to your persona which no beauty product can enhance and the real beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Linking up with DeepaAmritaTina  or Mayuri.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

She!!! #WomanOfSubstance

She was indeed a Goddess, who stood by us when I was bed-ridden and my husband was unable to move due to fracture of the patella and my two angels, aged 4 & 2 years were helpless.

It was the first time in my life when I couldn’t move on my own and was totally dependent on others for my daily chores at a mere age of 22-23 years. I use to cry a lot thinking why God punished me so mercilessly.

M too was helpless and everywhere there was darkness.

No relatives around to help us.

The support staff was very nice and she took care of my house and kids.

One day, we both were very sad and was crying at our fate, when M’s subordinate visited us.

He could not bear our state and he offered to send his mother to our house to manage the things till we recovered.

She came to our house. I regarded her as Maa Durga who descended when we were facing the trying times of our life and her entry to our house brought a bleak of light and I was at ease.

She was very homely and friendly woman and within two days span, she took the whole responsibility of the house and her way of caring was mind-blowing…I felt as if my mother was in the house and I was free from the responsibilities.

She boosted my moral strength too which I had lost due to immobility.

The smiles on the face of the kids returned in her company, they regarded her as granny.

The fate was not happy with our agony, it trapped the kids too.

Both of them got infected with chicken pox but I am indebted to the lady who took great care of them with great patience.

After complete one month, few signs of recovery showed in me and with regular physiotherapy, I regained some strength in my limbs.

M plaster was removed and he too was undergoing physiotherapy.

The kids recovered and were back to school.

She lived with us for more than two months and managed the house so well with the support of support staff that not even a spoon missed from the house.

I had no words to thank her but I vowed that I will try my best to get her only daughter married in an affluent family.

She was unlucky in terms that her husband had left her and financially, she was weak.

I remembered my vow and after two years, I managed to find best alliance for her daughter. The boy was settled in Central Govt job and they were financially organised and affluent and even the boy was sober.

Till today, I am indebted to the person who stood for me and by me when we were enveloped in gloom & darkness.

Her strength and patience pulled us out of the well of darkness.

I feel lucky to have her in my life and indebted to her generosity.

Linking this post with #MondayMommyMoments hosted by Deepa Gandhi and Amrita Misra

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Those Five #Woman's Day


Our world revolves around Women and there are numerous of them at every nook of our life and their role is commendable in instilling good values & morality as well as she is the creator of this universe. She has created me too and today, I am a woman of substance just because of a Woman in my life.

I have been asked to choose five women in my life, whose role played vital role in my life…I was born into a joint family so one or two women were not there, there were too many heads…my great grandmother, my granny, my mother, my aunts & bua’s…they all were women but still despised the birth of a girl in the family…narrow mind-set.
My birth was celebrated with great pomp n show because my predecessor was a son who was still born and thereafter, I arrived in this family after long years of his death…family members had lost hope…so, I was considered lucky to arrive and so I was the apple of the eye of the members in & out of the family.

My Granny was the first woman in my life, who did not give birth to me but she was My Karmic Maa, who introduced me to this world and showered all her love & affection on me and I was so enamoured in her love that I didn’t recognize My Dharmic Maa. The child seeks love and understands the language of smiles, love & affection and Granny well fitted in this frame. She cuddled me into her arms and I loved the softness of her wrinkled skin. My childhood world revolved around her and I did not leave her for a moment. She was my full time mother attending to all my chores & whole night, I slept on her arm. She taught me the basics of life and imbibed good virtues in me. The best thing about her was she was very patient and her tolerance level was remarkable. She did not get annoyed easily and I was fan of her cute smiles. She left me for another world when I became mother of my tiny tots and understood the fact of life, death. I feel lucky to have her in my life and pray that we meet again in another life in changed roles but prefer to be born a woman.

My Bua’s presence were important in my life because they were the one who took great care of my personality; external appearance as well as internal beauty. They groomed us well and taught how to be smart and presentable and in my childhood, I was careless and hated powder and kajal and for that they even spanked me. They played with us, sang lullabies and songs and I gained a lot in their company.

My Sisters: We are four sisters & I am the eldest one. We share nice compatibility that doesn’t mean, we don’t argue or discuss. We don’t agree easily but the bond is strong between us and in spite of differences in opinion, we are glued with each other and we stand united. The best thing that I love about our relationship is that we don’t try to compete each other nor jealousy brew within us and we stand for each other as situation demands. Being the eldest one, they respect me a lot and I too reciprocate with the same values.

My Teacher: I am indebted to all my teachers who made me what I am today but there was one teacher in my life, who stood by me when I required her support in the subject and she tutored me free of cost ( my father disagreed for tuitions) and gave her valuable time to help me out in Maths. My heart goes out to her. She is no more in this world but she resides in my heart for her greatness and her helping attitude.

My Mom: I chose to discuss her in last because she is mine and I didn’t wish to discuss about her in very first though the line starts from her but I decided to close it with her…she is infinity for me. I won’t say, I am indebted to her because God chose me for her and I brought back her happiness which she had lost along with her first child. She is very strong and iron lady with super will power and can stand any adversity in life and even she challenged Death. Her super powers inspire me. The only drawback in her that she gets easily worried about her children and she loses her patience. She is simple and kind, dedicated to family and god and fond of treating people with variety of foods…I have inherited her quality of treating people. She never backs out from problem, rather sometime she creates one…. (We tease her so). I thank god to give her as my mother in my life.

Initially, I was more attached with granny but when I myself became a Mom then I realized her importance and her care and felt sorry for ignoring her all these years. Now we share a close proximity and at times, I act as her mother but she doesn’t listen to anyone.

There have been many woman in my life whose care and affection has brought me at this stage where I am an independent woman, full of love and sympathy for the needy, affection for all and always ready to help others in my means and at times, I stretch at necessity.

These five hold supreme positions in my life and I will be indebted to all of them throughout my life.

Life without a Woman…just can’t imagine one.

Writing this for the #Thankful Thursdays prompt 

Linking it to #clickandblogastory with @allaboutwoman and @slimexpectations.