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I had tried this new collection of lipsticks once before but as I prefer a more natural look had selected the Barely Bloomed shade. Unfortunately this was simply just too pale for my complexion and made me look washed out, so I was pleased that this new shade had a bit more colour.
It went on smoothly and easily and felt very creamy and moisturising. Supposedly it has a ‘creamy honey nectar for a sumptuous feel’ and it did indeed feel sumptuous and nice on my lips. However I suffer from dry lips and several times when I used this I could still bits of dry skin rather than the lipsticking hiding these blemishes. Using it several times however I seemed to notice some improvement in the dryness, whether from forming a protective layer to help minimise moisture evaporating from lips or because it simply added in some much-needed moisture. Another negative was that it didn’t seem to adhere to all of my bottom lip which for most of the time was fine but anytime I puckered up to check I had full coverage then was a large gap at the top/back of my bottom lip that wasn’t very attractive.
I want a lipstick that stays on for a long time and although this did a reasonable job it did not last for long. It faded quickly which made it much more subtle and a more suitable colour for my face and I was happy about that but I needed to reapply it after only a few hours to even show that I had some colour there and that was a nuisance especially if I was busy and did not have time to check my make up.
The bold pink colour reminiscent of summer pastels was a tad too bright for my lips for everyday use and probably more suitable for a younger person or for going out to parties where you want a little more colour. I liked the feel of the lipstick and how easy it was to apply but it didn’t last long enough for my needs and since it seems a bit dearer than other brands I would probably not buy this product again. For younger people who wear lots of bright colours and have the opportunity to check their make up regularly to reapply it if it comes off or fades then it’s a nice option to consider but you will need to test it for yourself to decide if it works for you.
To bring out your ideas and your designs in a tangible form .. interacting with space and playing with the height , depth etc is craft .. craft is the skill to make your ideas come to life .. it’s pure creation .. the formation and the making is craft .. it involves the understanding of material and the practicality of usage .. converging it with aesthetics and beautification..
design is an effective way of arranging elements to get a useful product . a good design should be purposeful … practical .. and aesthetically balanced . design in other words is the creative soulion like a utility. design is also looking for the best available option for creating an existing utility or object . for example , car .. an existing mode of transportation.. can have varied designs ..design is the plan for the creation showing its functionality and working. design is like the realisation of a concept in your mind and inventing an idea .
art .. art maybe anything around you .. a piece of furniture maybe art … the way your mother drapes her Saree is also art … the perfect combination of spices is an art too… . the imperfect strokes painting the walls is art …art is like a reaction and an emotional drive resulting in creativity. for some art is their expression.. for some it’s their passion .. art is present evrywhere .. it’s more like we are breathing art … even the way you have arranged your room is a form of art … the way one lives may also be called art .. in plain words …art is the way you do,the things you do !
So… basically winter break is over and everyone is back to college gearing up for a new phase and a new semester. There is excitement as we all look forward to new experiences.
The module guide had been sitting in my inbox … I opened the mail and began to unfold the upcoming challenges! Taking those inputs I gathered that I was to ,Step 1 :pick three topics… sounds easy .. well that’s what I thought but when I actually sat down to think which one to chose … I was confused!
I looked around,there were ideas evrywhere but I had to careful because I had to look at it from the point of execution of the project. So after some brainstorming and research I finalised the following: Indian handicraft :Phulkari, Indian dance form :Kathakali and Indian storytelling and dramatics:kathputli.
Last night I watched the movie ‘Airlift’.. it really moved me .. so I’m sharing a few concerns .. things that disturb me and get me thinking …
the whole idea is .. if in the morning you wake up to sound of grenades and gun fires in your neighbourhood .. can you or rather I should say will you be their ‘Ranjeet Katyal’? He was a regular man .. the word ‘regular’ sounds a little too small . he had everything a man could ask for .. he made his choices and took the harder way for others …no I’m not trying to awaken the patriot inside your soul.. I’m calling out for humanity .. which I believe has been on some sort of a tranquilizer! It’s not about the nationality .. it’s about being human! Are you telling me that you are more concerned about a caste/religion or where a person comes from .. for which I want to remind you that it wasn’t his or her choice ! neither was accepting it a choice .. it was obvious or should I say obligatory! we are all made of the same thing .. the same mind .. the same heart! What difference does it make that the person belongs to the other side of the border or practices a different belief system .. it doesn’t change the facts of our needs to be accepted or to be loved .. Our nation has the highest number of deities .. therefore, corresponding to this fact .. we have the highest number of atheists .. my question is ..which temple or which mosque or church encourages selfishness and discrimination .. it is not a sarcastic question .. I would genuinely want to know if there is religious duty which is asking you to be “selectively sensitive towards others ”
The other thing is…How are we so perfectly wired to be self centred .. I think the problem starts with the little policy we are taught as kids .. “the give and take policy”. no seriously .. we are taught to be good negotiators since we are little .. yes my friend I will help you ..terms and conditions applied blah blah .. bootom line :you must help me later ! I mean why can’t we learn to give whole heartedly first ! why would you want a media coverage for a charity show .. or front page news for donation .. be happy about giving and that too without actually expecting others to reciprocate .. it’s not always about the profit .. sometimes it’s about being a better soul and the happiness you get when you help someone .. too bad for you if you havnt ever felt like that!
Our country’s youth is literally fighting for admissions in engineering colleges .. I want to know what sort of rocket science is required for being humble and greatful.
And if anything is left in us …. then we have to wake up to rape case incidents …I hope you have thought this over … these victims could be a wife whose husband is away at work carrying her little photograph in his wallet .. it could be someone’s sister dreaming of first day in college …it could be someone’s mother who has just put a tikka on her sons forehead and wished him all the best! The clear point is .. she’s a woman .. respect her .. she’s the reason you are breathing !
To all those who are reading this … think about who you are .. and whom do you want to be .. don’t just let time pass .. be somebody ..try to mean something to someone .. be a better version of yourself ..