What’s in My Bag Tag



I was tagged on Instagram (btw you can follow me on Insta @eram81) to do this fun tag ‪#‎whatisinmybag‬
My oversized bag always have to have

1. My ‘its seen better days’ wallet

2. My house n car keys (not pictured here)

3. The current book I’m reading

4. My sunglasses

5. My makeup pouch with its assortment of eyeliners, lipstick n blushes

6. Sephora’s makeup remover wipes, they are seriously a Godsend for me

7. My phone, can’t leave home without it

8. A perfume.

Oh and I can’t forget even though I’m not putting it in the picture, my toddler son’s pampers, wipes, extra clothes and a random toy. It makes no sense to carry two big bags ;p


A Thought or Two on John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars


Read this one coz their was so much hullabaloo on this one and I have to say that this one is a Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult fans will know what I mean but for those who don’t its an emotional tearjerker. Infact if it weren’t for my experience with Jodi Picoult books, I would have been crying every 20 pages in this one. However, this one is a shorter read than Jodi’s and so before you think about gettig bored and the book becoming a collection of cliches, the book ends and I like it for that. I like to think its a more sophisticated version of a Jodi Picoult book what with the lead protagonist being into poems, serious literary works and metaphors, analogies are thrown around in the book like tears on a tearjerker book. But than tears would be common in a book about cancer and that too teenagers having cancer and to top it two terminally ill teenagers falling in love. I certainly don’t make light of the topic of cancer. Just the thought of it chills me and if my kid should have cancer than I would probably die before my kid. So yes the book refers to it a lot, its just that I have read the same plot in Jodi’s The Sister Keeper which brought me to tears coz it was my first book in the tearjerker genre and also coz of the climax in that book. I think this is worth a read but The Sister Keeper is better coz its written from the POV of different people in that book. For those who like Romeo and Juliet and the whole star crossed lovers theme will definitely love this and the others can read it for a peak into a cancer-patient ridden family and how harrowing it can be for them.

MAC Kind of a Day


Products used for this look

Benefit Porefessional
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
MAC Sea Me Hear Me blush

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Milk Chocolate  (crease)
MAC All That Glitters (two thirds of lid)
MAC Bronze (outer third of lid and lower lash line)
Too Faced Chocolate Bar White Chocolate (highlight)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On pencil in Perversion (waterline)
Urban Decay Ink For Eyes pen eyeliner
Essence I Love Extreme mascara

Maybelline lipliner in Toast
MAC Mystical lipstick

Hope you enjoyed this FOTD. I will be back with more

Till Next Time

Take Care

L’Oreal Moist Mat Lipsticks


Swatches L-R Lincoln Rose, Raspberry Syrup, Flaming Kiss and Spring Rosette. Lincoln Rose is a coral red, very bright and beautiful, the most amazing red I have ever seen. It totally brightens up the face and you dont need any other makeup with this lippie. Raspberry Syrup is a fuschia pink, very bright and my second favorite. Flaming Kiss is an orange red, which looks more red on the lips. Spring Rosette is a mauve-y pink slightly cool toned and a very neutral daytime lipstick. All these lipsticks are matte but not the drying kind. They have a satiny soft feel but still one needs to exfoliate before applying them as they get in the cracks. And they all leave stains

Anastasia Contour Kit

IMG_20140806_153656Although this combo is listed on the Anastasia website for Light skin, it suits my yellow toned NC30-35 skin very well. Except for Vanilla I found the other five shades perform wonderfully on different sections of the face. The Banana powder seems like a dupe for Ben Nye Banana powder. Sand is a beautiful highlight shade and not very strong either. Java has to be my favorite as its the right mix of grey and brown and gives a natural contour. Fawn is more grey and therefore more natural for nose contouring. Havana is more of a bronzer for warming up the face.

Step by Step Pictorial : Emerald Glittery Eye Look

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