Where my makeup journey began – Classic Makeup & Beauty by Mary Quant

Classic Makeup & Beauty by Mary Quant was the first makeup book I ever purchased, and while I bought many, many more after that, this book is so dear to my heart because it helped me get through the most trying time in my life – my mother’s death as her nearly five year long battle with cancer came to an end. 

Armed with this book, some of my mother’s old eyeshadow palettes, and a Rs.100 ($1) kajal from a nearby cosmetics store, I tried and tried recreating the looks within the pages as a way of keeping my mind and body occupied. 

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Happy Birthday to me! 

Today is my birthday! I was born on June 3rd, on a Thursday afternoon, and I don’t recall exactly what I weighed, but it wasn’t much at all. I hate surprises so I always beg my friends to let me know beforehand if they have something planned for my birthday. Also, I love birthday brunches. […]

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