Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Makeup

Abandoning materialism : pandemic panning and empties

"Why wear makeup? Why wear any at all?" I wondered as I looked into my closet beauty and skincare stash, under lockdown, and noticed I had A LOT. I would have liked to believe that my makeup stash was far larger than my skincare one, but that was not the case. Put together I had… Continue reading Abandoning materialism : pandemic panning and empties

Emotions, Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

The mirror on the wall

Academic life made me addicted to makeup. I just had to cover up all my defects, the blue eyes from stress and sleepless nights, the hyperpigmentation marks, the dull complexion and eternally weary face. Every morning I put a perfect face on to show to the world and trick myself into believing that I can… Continue reading The mirror on the wall

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Experiments on thine self, to shampoo or no poo! A hair saga : Part II

This is a story of a long, long struggle I had throughout my life. For part I click here. I had always been made aware at "how, thin, limp, and straw like" your hair are, "you don't have length, thickness or volume" were the comments of every doctor, masseuse, and even every housemaid I had… Continue reading Experiments on thine self, to shampoo or no poo! A hair saga : Part II

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A hair saga Part III : Thine silken mane

This is a detailed series on a hair care journey, here you can read Part I and Part II My silken locks Lustrous, luxurious, soft, shiny, glossy, slippery, and rich, a single look at silk brings these words to the mind. I have been fortunate to be wearing silk throughout my life since teens. My… Continue reading A hair saga Part III : Thine silken mane

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Insomnia and eye creams

Leave it to a scientist to find an eye-conic solution to insomnia. It all began in PhD, the dreary overworked time in which your eyes suffer more than your brain and your brain is already working at 500% efficiency. My sister (also in the mistake of being in a doctorate program) stepped into the liquidation… Continue reading Insomnia and eye creams

Emotions, Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Makeup

The Vanity Slump: Part II

For the vanity slump part I please click here . It has been a full 6 months now, we all lost a job, the pandemic destroyed all chances of getting a new job, we faced death of a loved once, grieving in death saw millions who lost their near and dear ones, the lockdown and… Continue reading The Vanity Slump: Part II

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The Vanity Slump

Once upon a time there was a peasant girl who lived happily on her farm. She toiled day in and day out helping her mother in the fields and father in the forest to collect wood. Time passed and she grew up to be a young woman. She was talk of the village for her… Continue reading The Vanity Slump

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The Beauty or Brains dilemma, Part II: The business acumen of Huda Kattan

Who doesn't know her? Makeup blogger, YouTube makeup guru, creator of Huda Beauty makeup, Huda Kattan is the face of the decade. In 2010 I had decided to start PhD, Huda had decided to start her blog. In 2013 I enrolled in a university abroad with full scholarship, Huda released her lashes. They were quickly… Continue reading The Beauty or Brains dilemma, Part II: The business acumen of Huda Kattan

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The bottles of empty promises! A hair saga

The hairfall fiasco has everyone troubled! My hair was always thin, it was just like that when I was a kid, flat, limp and not dense. I remember never noticing anything about my hair since in the chilling UK bellowing air you needed to be covered up like an Eskimo, and besides which 4 year… Continue reading The bottles of empty promises! A hair saga

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The Skin Story: a labyrinth of ineffective solutions

How I defeated adult acne and hyperpigmentation once and for all, and many other complications. Why is it that there are always a gazillion products out there but still more and more 25+ women suffering badly from adult acne? When I was only 15 years old my mother would keep reprimanding me not to over-scrub… Continue reading The Skin Story: a labyrinth of ineffective solutions