The Ladies Lounge – Out in 5 mins!

Going shopping in Doha is different from shopping at Bangalore. Unlike Blr, shopping “bare-faced” isn’t recommended here 😉 The sales attendants just don’t take you seriously!

So, with a toddler in tow (whoa! she’s officially a toddler now) how does one get out of the door in 5 mins?

The changing bag is a marine’s gun, every ready to fire. Baby clothes take a minute to put on (only if I surrender my cell- phone for the duration).

Sunscreen’s mandatory of course (hello, have you been to the middle east?). I can’t be bothered with concealer and foundation, but the least I can do (to minimize the “zombiness” of my face) is slap on some BB cream. Rubbing that in takes about 30 seconds.

Essentials. The Body Shop bb cream is a bit of a "loser" though..
Essentials. The Body Shop bb cream is a bit of a “loser” though..

Then it’s the eyes. Leaving them bare is not a viable option, so some brown pencil it is. I line the waterline, then use the same to draw in some brows. Phew, another minute gone.

Staples
Staples

Pop some color on the cheeks and lips and if that can be done quick enough, load some mascara on as well.

Mutli- purpose, multitasking is the name of game folks!
Multi- purpose, multitasking is the name of game folks!

Don’t tinker about with the hair, just pull everything up into a high, messy bun.

You are still in you PJs. No issues. Pull your flowy, elegant  abaya over your head and drape the scarf stylishly. No one will be none the wiser. Complete the look with some matching sunnies and a functional pair of heels.

To hide your stained PJs and your dark circles!
To hide your stained PJs and your dark circles!

Spritz generous amounts of fruity perfume and chuck the bottle into your bag (you will need it during the trip, trust me!)

So fruity, you feel edible almost.
So fruity, you feel edible almost.

Then, snatch your phone from stubborn baby’s vice- like grip and scoop her onto your hip. Grab the changing bag and your wallet and out you go!

All in five minutes!

Till next time..

Dr J.

7 Comments

Add yours →

  1. Thats something I have a problem with you know. Its the same here in the US. I find it so much more easier to head out to a store in India when compared to a mall here :p They see you in chappals and don’t realise that you can probably spend more than they think you can. hehe. Keeping the rant aside 🙂 I haven’t used any of the products in the pictures :p But I’m looking forward to using the BB cream. How would you describe it? 🙂

    • Hey A.D.!

      Unfortunately, the BB cream does not quite work for me. I bought it because it swatched well on my arm…..Sadly, it does nothing to my face, it goes on splotchy and clings to my dry patches 😦

      Or it could be because BB creams have never impressed me. The only ones I have liked are- DIORSKIN nude and the Garnier one….

      • Garnier works well on my skin too but I’ve been using the same thing for quite sometime and was just looking to go find something new 😃

  2. Love that you can go out in your pyjamas and nobody knows!

  3. The Body Shop one is good!

Would love to hear from you folks! Do comment (email optional)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: