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How much makeup do you wear?

For the past few months, I’ve considerably cut down on how much makeup I wear. Mostly because it saves time in the morning and I don’t need to go through a rigorous cleansing ritual at the end of the night.

Recently, a study by Procter & Gamble, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and others did a comparison study on women wearing no makeup or one of three different cosmetic looks — natural, professional or glamorous.

Studies showed that upon a quick glance, the faces with makeup were perceived to be more attractive. However, when examining the photos for longer periods, the glamorous makeup wearers were thought to be less trustworthy. [ABC News]

So what do you think? Does the amount of makeup a person wears affect your perception of them? What is the appropriate amount of makeup to wear?

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Ladies Only, Musings


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Happy Valentine’s Day! [Warning: contains numerous Shahid references]

Whether you hate it or love it, there is one thing for sure, you can’t ignore Valentine’s Day.  Yesterday I had decided that I would avoid the usual bouts of emotional anxiety on this day by simply ignoring it.  Alas, I failed.

I started the drive to work this morning with one of the most romantic Hindi songs coming on the radio, “Suraj Hua Maddham” from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.  If this song doesn’t make you feel romantic, you must be made of stone.

Then, as I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I found a tweet linking me to the First Look poster of Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming film, Mausam.

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(In case you need a refresher on my Shahid Kapoor obsession, please refer to this post.)  Mausam has Shahid playing an Air Force pilot and it’s rumored to have some similarities to the Tom Cruise classic, Top Gun. I’m still undecided on the mustache but who can resist a handsome man in uniform? The other coincidence (?) is the release date of the movie: July 22nd in India, and as a result July 21st in the UAE.  I’ll let you figure out why that date is special 🙂

And then during the mid-morning lull I received an email from my Dad with the following link:

Yes, my dear Dad is sending me video links of my favorite actor. How adorable is that?

So yes, I failed in ignoring Valentine’s Day. While the first “sign” might not be Shahid Kapoor related, the latter two have convinced me to officially crown Shahid Kapoor as my Valentine this year.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the singles and couples. And if you’re feeling a little blue today, this might cheer you up!


Posted by on February 14, 2011 in Bollywood, Ladies Only, Musings


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Are You Happy?


Posted by on January 3, 2011 in Musings


Identity Crisis

I’m a vanilla cupcake, with a chocolate center, drizzled with caramel 🙂

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Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Musings