Well let’s bring back some ol’ style posts, shall we folks?
I hope to make “Currently Crushing” a monthly feature.
Key words- I hope.
They will most likely be random favourites of the month, in no particular order. Stuff that I use and re-use and abuse. And most importantly, LOVE.
Let’s go then…
1. Creamy love, again– London Diary Ice Cream – Pralines and Cream.
With my perennially stuffed sinuses and on and off bouts of throat infection and one exceptionally nasty episode of laryngitis- I have all but given up on ice- creams.
When when I do relapse, it’s serious folks.
I go all out.
This is my current flavor of choice. Not chocolatey, not fruity, not vanilla, not too caramelly….
2. Caffiene fix– Hills Bros Cappuccino Drink Mix- White chocolate caramel
I am a recovering caffeine addict. So no more black coffees/ espressos. For now, this my coffee fix for the day. Have tried most of the Hills Bros cappuccino mixes. Like all. Love this.
3. Hair God– Loreal Professional Liss Control + Techni Art- Intense control smoothing serum
Only fluid/ cream/ serum/ gel/wax/ hair- thinggy that was able to tame the frizzy mess that was my hair in HUMID Kerala.
4. Face Bases – ZA True White Day Protector and Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion
I have vowed to start taking care of my skin. I am fast approaching the 3 o mark. It’s time.
The time has come to slap on the serums and primers. And of course, the sunscreens…
ZA is a subsidiary brand from the house of Shiseido. More pocket friendly in terms of price though. A SA at the ZA counter convinced me to pick this one up. Works as a good base under foundation and has SPF. Non -oily and no breakouts yet.
The Elizabeth Arden lotion is a lovely, light formulation. It dissappears into the skin. Love the subtle, fresh- cucumber- mixed- with- freshly- cut- grass smell. This one is a sample sized tube, intend to pick up the full sized version soon. Another excellent under- make-up product. But the SPF 15 does not seem substantial enough for the harsh, sunny climes that I live in.
5. Poor Lips, here’s to thy healing– Blistex- Relief Cream
My lips are dying. The winter is killing them. It’s on Blistex Life Support at the moment, barely alive…
6. Surgeon lippy– MAC lipstick TWIG and Lip-pencil SOAR.
These are what I have been wearing to work almost everyday. Sometimes together and sometime alone. They work great together. Understated. Sophisticated.
7. Brow Wow– Benefit Brow Zings- Brow shaping kit in DARK.
The hunt for the ultimate brow definer ends. (Have reviewed it here)
8. Love at second sight– Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita Eau de Parfum
A gift from Mr H. Has been lying on my vanity for over a year now. Have never been a fan of deep, spicy scents. Oddly the post pregnancy J seems to love this one. Have been generously spritzing this every morning :-). My signature scent (leaving my “old signature scent” Elizabeth Arden 5 th Avenue to brood alone) for now.
And the four- leaf clover inspired bottle, the scarf around the neck, the name as a rotating “necklace”- very chic indeed. Very Parisian.
I am totally inept when it comes to describing fragrances, so I shall let the website describe the scent…
The Scent of Happiness
So feminine, so wonderful… Si Lolita, the new fragrance by Lolita Lempicka invites you to a world of happiness.
An Eau de Parfum floral and incisive who vibrates of a new breath : the Secret Spicy Freshness of Sweet Pea.
The character of a feminine interpretation of spices, on the skin.
The Secret Spicy Freshness of Sweet Pea
The story of a fragile wild flower that is refreshing and pure, enhanced by the impertinent accents of spices, from the opening to the fragrant trail on the skin.
Pink Peppercorn top notes accentuate the fresh, exquisite citrus aromas of Bergamot and Mandarin.
A heart of Wallflower brings out the spicy fragrance of Sweet Pea whilst Heliotrope brings out its sunny character.
Peppery, spicy Elemi gum at the base adds a touch of spice to Amber, Patchouli and Tonka Bean.
A Lucky Bottle
A four-heart clover, inspired by both Nature and Couture. A new object of desire, extravagant with voluptuous curves emphasised with a gold outline.
A very Parisian creation :
Around its neck, a scarf with a floral and polka-dot pattern.
And the name, in the guise of a clasp which is engraved like a jewel.
9. Anytime, anywhere– Reading on the Lumia 1520.
Who would have thought? That of all the things this phone can do, I would use it most as an e- book reader!
People think I am just fiddling with my phone. They have no idea! Since I always have my phone on me, I also have a book (or two dozen!) with me at all times 🙂
I was always the weird, crazy resident who chewed gum 24/7, wore odd colored sneakers and wrote with a fountain/ ink pen (which nobody else was allowed to write with/ borrow). The minute one sees a case- sheet or a prescription written with an ink pen, they know.
Lost the habit for a while. It’s back.
11. Z Chair– Fisher- Price Quick Clean Portable Booster
Only way to keep Zoe in one place these days! The actual, full- fledged “high chair” lays abandoned in Doha.
This one folds down, and has a compartment at the back to store wipes/ tissues. Light and travel friendly. And safe. What more can a Mommy ask for?
I guess that’s it folks. For the month of November.
Till next time…