Strolling through twitter and I was intrigued by this new hashtag: #wcw A little googling, and I found that it stood for Woman Crush Wednesday. Interesting and totally adorbs this!  I love it when we, as a community, digital or not, find ways to empower others, even if it is to proclaim our affections to people we creepily follow online. When I think of my woman crush, I think of cool, chic and stylish ladies that inspire me to put my best face forward, be that be mumsy or a random celebrity. Generally, its fashion inspired, but

Sonam Kapoor ~ I love her style, she goes from desi to couture in a matter of seconds! Her fashion is so inspirational! I’m sure I have mentioned her before, but can’t help it! :)

Mindy Kaling ~ this girl is hilarious! From Kelly on The Office to Mindy on the Mindy Project; she’s like the best friend/spirit animal that you feel connects with you lol

Leslie Knope ~ She may be a fictional but she is dope! And amazing and loves Waffles lol

Manicure Mondays?

As I walk down the nail polish aisle, all I can do it stop myself from getting more colours. I am, after all, still in the spring cleaning mode. I have a box devoted to them and I love getting more colours but I am on a self-inflicted ban, so until I get rid of one, I cannot get another! I wonder if I should make a day or hashtag day out of it, if it will make me post more and get me to use my nail polishes more. Why not, this could work! Introducing…… MANICURE MONDAY or #manimonday? Whichever one seems to work the best :) Will also need u guys to let me know which one is better :)

mani monday


This monday is inspired by the lack of spring in my part of the world where it seems that winter has never left. It constantly feels like Winter is Coming :| As much as I love Game of Thrones, I didn’t think Canada was a part of the wonderful GoT world. Does this mean Dragons exist? hmm lol Pardon the rough finish, I fail at painting my left hand I got lazy with recreating a floral design, or instead glitter. I hold a stapler because I can and it helps with keeping my textbook open as I type notes lol


In terms of product review: I love the Essie base coat and this blue colour, however I find that it tends to stain. I have a feeling that the golden glitter that I used on my right hand (right picture) will probably be one of the ones to go. It’s gooey and the applicator is horrible. As for the Revlon base coat, now I’m just looking for a reason to dump it. Maybe it’s because it’s become old so it smells chemically and seems to never dry for me to put on the colour polish. Not cool.

Nail Paints used: Essie ‘all in one base‘, Maybelline Express Finish in 632 ‘Summer Splash’, Natural Collection in 2 Nail Tip Whitener, Nail Paint by Barry M in 290 Spring Green, L.A. Girl Flare in NL55 Hyper, Art Club in NA18 Crystal Glitter, Tru Girlz in 15, China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to review them and review is based on my experience with the products.

Spring Renewal

Ever since I came back from my trip, one thing that was on my mind was to really get rid of all the old, unused and unnecessary stuff that is about my room. It is time for a cleansing, a renewal.

I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day. ~  Stanley Kunitz

Having a general reorganizing session always gets me in a good mood, yes, I’m the weird person that likes to reorganize my stuff because it makes me feel super positive and happy when I see that everything is in an orderly and clean order. It’s what I do when I get into a slump or get a brain fart, I clean up my room cause that’s usually what is distracting me. It’s like I can’t think properly, cannot let my imagination go and store all that knowledge if my physical surrounding is all disorderly. It is strange and probably makes no sense, but that’s how I am.

So a renewal is in order, considering for the next few months, all I’m doing is studying! For such a long studying run, need to keep that brain space happy and not in a slump! Here is how I’m tackling it all:

  • Clothing items: this has to be a bummer part of living in a ‘first world country’, the clothes don’t get worn out that fast. But nope! Do the ‘shop my closet’ method and if I don’t think I would buy it again, then dump it! If it doesn’t fit right, dump it! If the colour has faded, but I have kept it because it fits me awesomely, no! Dump it!
  • Old pieces of jewellery and shoes that are broken or worn out, out you go!
  • Same with makeup: as much as lip glosses are fun, I really don’t like to wear them because thats when everything gets stuck on my face -_- no thanks, good bye. You were wonderful, and I do feel guilty since they are not even half way used, but I can’t keep you in drawer to look at.
  • I’m now working towards cleaning up my iTunes library, considering I have all these songs but whenever I put on shuffle, I get all the random songs that I don’t listen to -_- CLEAN UP TIME!
  • My cubby with all the old electronics and stuff is soon going to be seeing its end along with my old handbags. hehe

I feel like with all this shedding of the old, I can look to the rest of the year with a fresh view. Last year, my motto was ‘if anyone gives me bullshit, just cut them out’, this year it seems to be ‘let go of the old.’

There is so much to the world, so much to life, I really need to stop keeping stuff. It’s part of my sentimental personality to keep stuff that is associated with memories, but stuff that is just sitting there and I’m not doing anything constructive with, it needs to go. I sometimes think that all these old things that have no function, like the 10 random boxes of software updates of a camera and phone that I no longer use isn’t gonna be helpful. I’m better off making a shadow box with my old phone and a picture to remember my first phone, a nokia [nokia phones are amazing!] by. I wonder if they turn into negative, decay-like energy where nothing new can be done. I like to have energy constantly flowing in my room. Now to look at panda gifs cause like, they are so cute! LOL

I work out

So I went to India for a month to relax with the family and relax after the three exams I wrote. Who knew relaxing with the family and watching 5 desi serials (hello Star Plus and Colours!) meant that I would turn into a fatass or at least gain enough weight to be on the border of being considered over weight by the bmi index thing.

Now I’m not saying that I’m like 200pds but for someone who’s usually in the single digits dress size, going into double digits I notice! Cue all the haters for saying ‘I’m so skinny why am I even whining about all this.’ Well for one, my family likes to say I’m a cow when I am remotely chubby. I think maybe that’s why I might have a lot of self esteem, or I’m just so gone beyond self esteem that I don’t care anymore.

Needless to say, if I can’t fit into my jeans this means I gotta work out, cause I ain’t buying jeans. This is also why I have jeans that range between 3 dress sizes :) I fluctuate a lot .-. I’m all for working out and fitness, not for the ‘omg I’m so amazing skinny’ but for fitness and general healthy lifestyle. So yesterday I motivated myself to work out and omg it burns! Okay not a lot but I can feel in the legs! So that’s good :)

I started with a 7 min cardio jog thing on the thread mill, it was nice that I found a YouTube video to distract myself as I did this. Distracting is a winner to get me motivated. This was followed by the Blogilates squat challenge, arms workout, abs workout, and squat challenge again. I love that I can work my unhealthy butt at home since let’s be real, I was failing and so out of breath the whole time that it was embarrassing. I did some arm stuff with the dumb bells since my brother won’t stop grabbing my arms and saying this is where all the fat went .-. Sibling love is real, so real with all the warm and fuzzies.

I’m hoping to continue this for the whole time I have to study, or until I get lazy and stop. I was going to join hot yoga, but I figured that yoga tones and I don’t wanna tone yet, I wanna slim down before I tone. Now that I have fitness added into my day, time to attack my diet. I’m not really one of those people that can calorie count or eat salads all day, cause yolo! But I do believe in portion sizes and eating the right stuff. Which probably means I should figure out how the juicer works for the 10th time. All those vitamins to get my energy and concentration going!
Next exam is in May and the three subjects that I’m studying are pretty intensive.

I was watching The Wolf on Wall Street the other day and from the whole movie I understood one it two things besides the fact that you should really not do drugs and commit fraud, is that there are 2 things to keep in mind. You gotta hustle and stay calm while you do it. Hard work really does pay off but getting crushed under pressure will do you no good, so gotta keep the mind at peace. I’m hoping the whole fitness stuff will keep the brain space clear and focused :)

Zoning out

Zoning out: when you mind just goes off on some random direction while you are suppose to be doing something important. Like studying. For that exam. That is in like 4 days. Now I procrastinate as much as any other normal student does, like writing essays the night before, to devising a speech in less than 20 minutes and cramming all 3 months of contract law into a week so I can pass my exam. Yup, just your normal average student.

Right now is not the time for me to zone out. I should zone out when I’m on vacation. Not when I need to study. Or when my friend is telling me something. Or all the time. Maybe I just don’t care anymore about how my friend is confused about the guy she likes. Clearly you like him, now can I have some peanut butter? I should be zoned in. Zoned in, a blissful state where I can cram all 1000pages of notes into my brain like a beast. Beast mode is awesome. Sadly, I cannot choose when this happens since my brain likes to derp on me. :/ It has currently decided to be off on vacation, somewhere warm and sandy. According to the internet, I need to feel more ‘present’. Yeah, my brain needs to get back from the vacation it went on. :(

How does one feel present?

Meditation? I can’t mediate unless it’s after a full session of hot yoga, otherwise I just sit there and zone out even more.

Does that mean I should go outside and get some fresh air? It’s -15 outside, I could shovel the snow, which is something I enjoy sometimes but no, I’m more likely to get just frostbite.

Caffeine? Coffee did not help today.

Music? I stopped listening to the desi versions of Adele and went back to the music that gets me going and into the zone. Hip hop/Gangster rap music. A full 360 in music taste? Probably. I’m a contradiction like that. I really got into this genre whilst studying contract law back in first year and then it came back when I was studying criminal in my second year. I’m hoping it does wonders as I study corporate now.

Stimulate the body? It helps that a majority of my friends are not, in fact, law graduates like I am, rather, most are geared towards the medical profession. I know at least 2 neurosurgeons (one I’m pretty sure is done his training) and another 5 doing their rotations now and a vet. I don’t bothering googling anymore, a message gets sent to them instead. Suggestion has come forth that I should just get some sugar – a sugar rush would probably get me going but doing a quick cardio round would be helpful.

Silence. It probably helps to stop everything that your doing and just be. Just listen to that nothing-ness and find the core thoughts. Entertain those thoughts as far as they can go. Once your brain is done wandering, my mind will be free from all that mess. Kind of like a reboot for the mind.

How do you guys stop from zoning out. :)