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8 April 2014

Tips & Toes D-Fine eyeliner review

I am an eyeliner girl in and out! I can go without lipsticks and eyeshadows anyday but Kohl and eyeliner are a must for me! After experimenting with eyeliners from different brands and loving some of them, I got this chance to lay my hands on the new range of eye liners from Tips and Toes brand.

What instantly caught my eye was the quantity of product( 9 ml) Tips and Toes offered for such a durable price tag. 

The Product: Tips and Toes D-Fine eyeliner comes in a small glass, see through bottle. The transparent feature makes it easy to keep a track on how much of the product is left. 

Consistency: The consistency of the liquid is smooth a flowy which helps it glide like a dream. It doesn't breakout or sting your eyes. 
Texture: The texture of the product is flowy and 
One swipe is enough to last 6-7 hours if you don't wash your face or rub it out manually.

Water Resistant?: Yes! It beautifully resists water and stays put unless its rubbed and removed manually.
Waterproof?: No! Just a few rubs with water will remove it out completely.

Pricing: It's very reasonably priced at 9ml for just Rs 75/-

1.The staying power is quite impressive!
2. Gives a semi-matte finish
3.Water resistant
4. Doesn't clam up
5.Effective thin brush
6. The quantity of product is 9ml (Wow!)
7. Super pocket friendly!

None! For its pricing, it's AWESOME!
Stilettomaniac Rating: 4/5

A smelly memory!

Horror movies have never succeeded in scaring the life out of me. However, since a very young age I have been prey to another horror which is the "horror of horrors" for me - Sab ke baap,bas ek aap!

Didn't do your hair today? It's all right! Happens... Let's be friends :)
Didn't tweet today? Whaaat??!!! OK but remember to do it tomorrow. Lets be friends :)
Didn't Facebook today? Splendid! Facebook's so out of fashion! Don't do it tomorrow too. Let's be friends. :)
Didn't take a bath today? Stinky Stinky eh? Eww! *Runs miles away* Not tolerable at all my friend!...err...I mean stranger!

 If there's any reason I would happily thank God for bringing me out of my schooling days, it is the fact that I have encountered the most number of smelly incidents when I was at school.

Two kinds of people truly piss me off: Giggling girls and smelly humans!

While I can to some extent tolerate girls who giggle without no rhyme or reason, I can't stand smelly people. Period.

This incident took place when I was in high school. After a tiring day spent writing a super horrible Math board paper, I took the daily public bus back home. All the seats in the bus were occupied except for two in the backside and two in the middle of the bus. I took the window seat in the seat which was in the middle of the bus and placed my school bag on the seat next to me.

When the bus halted at a local bus stop, two fat women got inside and started hunting for empty seats. Playing my "Bushra-the-good-girl" part, I placed my bag on my lap and politely invited one of the women to sit next to me even though she was about to sit in the back seat.

Seconds after I had invited that woman, she had already sat on the seat adjacent to me or in the words of an eye witness - half on the seat and half on my right lap! I winced from the pain of her weight and wanted to shout " Get your butt off me" straight to her but refrained from doing so thinking she might feel bad and instead I politely mouthed a slow " Aunty mera pair" (aunty my leg) to her. She instantly let my withering leg loose and I took a deep breath of relief only to cough out and block my nose with both my hands. Damn it!!! I had just breathed in this aunty's stinky sweat! Yucckkk!!!

On seeing me choke she placed a stinky hand on my head and said: "What happened beta? The bus is very hot na?!"

I instantly forced her hand off my head and said "I am all right aunty. Thanks!" The little voice in my head  said 'Don't know about the bus but it's sure hot and smelly next to you!'

The disgusting smell of sweat was getting on my nerves but I didn't dare to attempt and block it with the help of my hands in case this aunty placed her hand again on me. If you thought this was worst no, you are wrong! After getting up from my leg the aunty was having only a half seat now( well half in her case) When the bus took turns, she would be near to falling so she quietly placed her pumpkin sized stinky hand across me and held the window railing for support. Whaaam! There came that stinky unbearable odour gushing from her armpit towards me. God! This was hell! I cursed myself for offering this woman a seat. Well I was paying for it!

The final stop would take at least fourty more minutes to reach. How the hell was I going to tolerate this for so long?!

I have this habit of penning down my emotions or some everyday incidents on paper. Usually I write in my personal diary so I put my hand inside my bag and started groping for my diary but unfortunately, I had forgotten it at home today! With an urge of doing something and trying to clear out that unbearable stink by the movement of my hands, I tore out a paper from my classwork and started writing on it.

"Uggh! Mummmmy! HELP! This fat woman STINKS! Can't people bathe! >_< ", Was what I wrote in my usual freelance lingo.

Just when I was about to die a death "caused by stink of sweat" my area's stop arrived and I quickly got up (Thanking heavens!) collected my water bottle and started rushing past the stinking woman, the paper I wrote in still clutched in my hand.(There was no time to keep it inside)

Guess what happened next!

While I was struggling past the "oh-so-fat" woman, there was a sudden rush of wind and the paper which was poorly clutched in my left hand went flying on top and then landed straight on the woman's lap. I stared in horror as the woman attempted to Pick it up and hand it over to me and God's knows what had got into me! I screamed a simple "READ IT" to her and ran towards the door of the bus, my legs going jelly all of a sudden.

The bus roared to life as soon as I and a couple of people got out and zoomed away seconds after I caught a glimpse of that woman glaring at me.

While everybody in the bus stop were busy standing and waiting for buses or hurriedly walking away, all I did was clutch my stomach and laugh my heart out. Few people around me gave me those "Has she gone mad" looks but all I could care about at the moment was laughter!
Does it end there? No! What happened the next day?

A girl came and told me that the principle was asking for me. I was suspended for a week.

Turns out, the lady who had "very unfortunately" sat beside me in the bus the other day, was my school's new principal!

This post has been written for the What's that smell boss? Contest by Racold and Indiblogger.

5 April 2014


Chaha tha unko par izhaar na karsake,
Kat gayi umar, pyaar na karsake

Maanga bhi toh maangli unhone jaan humari,
Has kar hum margaye, unhe inkaar na karsake...


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Book Review: Impulse by Reekrit Serai

BOOK: Impulse
AUTHOR: Reekrit Serai
PUBLISHER: Rumour Books India
GENRE: Short stories
PRICE: 140/-
Buy from Flipkart.Com

Short stories are a big 'NO' for me. I have always been the girl who loves reading her five hundred or so paged lengthy novel sitting on a cot by the window. I was not a fan of short stories until I read this book by Reekrit Serai.
I wasn't aware that this book is a composition of short stories or I wouldn't have laid my hands on it at the first place.
It was only when I opened the book and started reading it that I realized it's a composition of many unique short stories put together in one roof. It turns out that sometimes it's best when things happen the way you don't want them to as I have totally fallen in love with the unique stories of this book.

Every story of this book has a message to give and its different and the stories are distinct and unique in their own ways!
Minus the poor 'editing' which overlooks many grammatical errors and the fact that in the urge of completing all the stories, the essence of 'details' is lost, the book makes for a lovely moral filled read!

"Twenty-Seven", "the cry of success", "anything but love" and "just friends are we?" are some of the stories which took the cake away. These are my favourite stories from this book.
The author creates magic with the words he uses and manages to say a whole story in very little words.

The author has painted the characters of his different short stories with different shades of grey which make this book a wonderful read.

Most of the stories are incomplete where the author leaves the reader to ponder on and complete the scenario by himself.

This book has encouraged me to read other works by this young author which I hear are also best sellers!

Will you enjoy it? : If you are a person who loves reading different, unique, thought provoking, intense and out of the box stories, than this book is just for you!

Verdict: It's short.It's apt. It's engrossing and entertaining!

31 March 2014


Beautiful Aankhen
Dekha jo unki aankhon ko ghayal hum hogaye,
Chanchal Nigahon ko dekhkar nashe me ghul gaye,
Aati nahi neend raaton me abto,

Aati nahi neend raaton me abto,
Ek zaalim nigaah ke unki hum deewane hogaye...

© ~Bushra

Psst! All the packaging and hulla bulla has started  now as there are just eight days left for me to start my journey towards Lucknow. Yayiiie! I am super happy and super excited! It's a wedding melodrama all over again and the fact that we are travelling so far has served as the icing on the cake. There's a lot of pre-wedding shopping going on and this journey looks real promising...well...at least more promising then the last time! :D

Will BADLY miss all you guyz! Remember me in your prayers,

Lotsa love and hugs,
Bushra <3 XOXO

P.S: N yes! Did I tell you that I have gained weight? Nooooooooooo! Boohooo! Yes yes! :/ Gotta get back on track real fast or I'll have to ditch all my pretty clothes *Cry* *cry* *wain* *wain* But the best part is, I have become more chubby now *grin* grin* :D I hope the extra weight wears off leaving the chubbiness intact *selfish confessions* ;)

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26 March 2014

Sorting Out Sid By Yashodhara Lal

Book Name: Sorting Out Sid
Author: Yashodhara Lal
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
My Rating: 4/5 
Remarks: An excellent witty read! Totally value for money.

There's a saying which goes 'Never judge a book by its cover'. This saying does not go with this book at all! Everything about this book, 'Sorting Out Sid' by Yashodhara Lal, from the innovative cover design to the witty story-line is remarkable!Three cheers to Arijit Ganguly for the awesome cover design!

One word: Hilarious!

Siddharth Agarwal aka Sid, our male protagonist is a man with many shades of grey! When he's with his wife, he is the 'Husband Sid',in the company of children he switches to the 'Uncle Sid' mode and when out partying, he transforms into an entertaining 'Party Sid'! The best part is that unlike some of the other authors, Yashodhara Lal paints her characters with shades of grey and not straight white or black. This makes us connect easily with the characters due to the realistic human touch present with the characters.

Sid has it all...
A fifteen year old marriage...
the chance to become the youngest VP of his company...
A bunch of devoted friends..

Yet, he finds he's not happy because there's a different story going on behind the scenes!

He is not happy with the way his marriage is falling apart...
He hates his job as a bathroom utensils seller...
His friends turn out to be backstabbers!

Finally, like his last hope, a ray of sunshine, Neha, a single Mom comes into his life and gives music to it. Is he happy after being in a relationship with her? Well, it turns out that it has just added to his worries - Yes! It's very difficult to sort out this guy's life!

Coming to the overall review of the book, what made me fall head over heels for it was the sheer wit and humour! Yashodhara Lal has the skill to pinch in threads of humour and wit even in simplest of conversation among the different characters of the book. You'll find you are clutching your stomach and laughing your heart out. Simple words like 'FINE' said by Sid make you laugh in the context of this book.

Though the story-line which was semi-bollywoodish didn't impress me much, the kick of humour and wit makes me crave to read more of this author's works!

So, if you want to release some stress or just want to taste some real juicy humour, pick this book up and I am sure you will love it! :D

To sum up, I would say that 'Sorting Out Si' by Yashodhara Lal is a light breezy read filled with lots of humour and which tickle your stomach and make you enjoy it!

It's pure entertainment! Go grab a copy like NOW!

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