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18.3.15

BANGLES: Your perfect embellishment

Bangle stores have always fascinated me. The rows and rows of colours lined up on the wall. Every shade of pink, blue, green, red, that you could possibly imagine can be found in these stores. There are so many varieties of bangles- glass, metal, gold covered, with stones. Man, selecting the right bangles can sometimes be overwhelming.

12.3.15

A huge haul + A makeup swap


At the start of 2015 I thought that I would go on a no buy, meaning I would not buy any makeup this year. Ahem.. well.. I guess it is safe to say that that didn't really work out that way. However I will say that a lot of my buys have been skin care so far. I have restricted the makeup to fewer products and I am happy about that.

This is all the stuff that has been added to my collection since the start of 2015.

6.3.15

#SheInspires: Being me

Multi tasking is second nature to a woman. Cooking while watching the baby. Driving while making a mental list of things to buy. Blogging while taking chemistry tuition. Well, that last one is kind of specific to just me I guess. I would be lying if I said it was a breeze and it all just came so easily to me.

Being a blogger and a teacher means planning each second of the day and meticulously working on multiple to-do lists at the same time. It means that I have to live up expectations of my students and my readers. Sometimes it feels like my worlds are far apart and at other times they just collide and clash. I have my moments where I stare at an answer script and all I can think about is how to accessorize a particular dress. Then there are moments when I have no inspiration to blog because I am too busy worrying whether some particular student will get the marks that he/ she has worked for.

I spend hours on the laptop, either typing question papers, putting together powerpoint presentations for class or working on content for the blog. It is tiring. There is no doubt in the fact that it is tiring, but the one thing that keeps me going is knowing that I am lucky to be able to do it all. I don't know for how much longer I will be able to have my cake and eat it as well, but for now it is working just great. 

4 years of blogging has brought about discipline. It has made me throttle the right side of my brain to bring out the creativity. Blogging has made me combine all the loves of my life- writing, makeup, fashion and teaching. What more could I ask for. I am being Me.

A big thank you to Jabong.com for recognising women bloggers and empowering us, and of course thank you for the badge that now adorns the side link of my blog.

miss kays

:)

5.3.15

#DearMe- A letter to 16 year old me.

Dear 16 year old Krupa

I know you can't wait to grow up and be an adult. If only you knew the trials and obstacles that you would face 13 years later. Life doesn't get easier. You become stronger.

You are a bundle of emotions. That doesn't change. You continue to grow into a person who thinks more with her heart than her head. This does get her into a lot of trouble in her profession and it does cause a lot of heart break, but people love you all the more for it.

I know you are worried that you aren't popular. You are pretty much teased every day by the kids in your class who think they are too cool, but hey, things do change. You grow into a beautiful woman who is respected and loved by her students.

Did I say students? Yes you grow up to become a teacher. Okay if that isn't surprising enough, you teach chemistry. I know I know. You currently hate chemistry and you are praying that you pass in it in the Board exam. College changes everything for you.

College is the start of the best part of your life and it goes on for a while. You come out of your shell and you are no longer this invisible person. The entire college gets to know who you are. You make your mark in college and it changes you as a person. You are on the dance team, the basketball team, editor of the magazine, choreographer. Girl, you do a hell of a lot of things in college.

The confidence you gain at college is yours to keep for life. College shows you that you are capable of a lot more than what you realised. Yes, remember how every teacher in school always told you that you had "potential", well college is where you discover that for yourself.

Once you start working as a teacher, you realise that in a strange way you are now the most popular coolest awesomest person. None of your students can believe that you were ever silent or invisible. They love you and want to grow up to become you. Yes, you manage to inspire people. So don't lose hope. Don't lose faith. Most importantly don't stop writing. 

Writing is what gets you through the worst times and best times. You have no idea yet, but writing is something that starts a new career for you. A beauty blog. You would have never thought that you would do anything besides dancing, right? Well guess what, you manage to continue to dance for many many years, so don't worry about growing into some fat aunty who can only say "I used to dance as a child." Truth be told, even as you get closer to the aunty age, you dance better than your 16 year old self.

Being 16 is hard, no doubt, but who said life was easy?? You learn to take it all in your stride and say to yourself "This too shall pass". Trust me. It does.

Hang in there girl. The best is yet to come.

love

Present Day Krupa

P.S. There is this campaign in YouTube going on called #DearMe and a lot of YouTubers are making videos addressed to their 16 year old self. That is what inspired me to do this post.