There is nothing more that I love than socially responsible brands. Not only socially responsible, but brands who help the lives of others in need. I was born in Punjab, India and immigrated to the United States when I was 4 years old. I have only been back home once in the past 20 years of residing in California. Although I have spent most of my life in the States, I will always have a soft spot for India. The last time I went back home, I was speechless by the lack of opportunities and the way of life some are forced to live. Heavenly Organics is an organic brand that reached out to me recently. I read their story on how they started and immediately fell in love with the brand and their purpose. Heavenly Organics currently makes a positive impact for 600 farmer families in India; that is 600 families who have been given an opportunity to succeed in life.
For the longest time, my laptop has been bare and my iPhone had a black, bulky case on it. It wasn’t cute at all and of course, I had no business adding my phone to my flatlays. I had been looking for a cool, new case for my phone that I could personalize somehow. I also needed something for my laptop so it wouldn’t get scratched, but I didn’t want it to be bulky. Recently, I tried a Swedish based company, CaseApp and I got to try two of their products. I kept my phone simple (with flatlay photos in mind) and I went all out with my laptop skin!
If I had a choice, I would be without makeup 90% of the time; and recently, I have been. After getting my chemical peel treatment, I started to follow a strict skincare routine which did miracles for my skin. I am so much more confident to go out without any makeup on my skin. Now my go-to products include mascara, brow pencil, and a lip product. If I happen to do a full face of makeup, it’ll be for Instagram or a special occasion. I decided to do this look yesterday since I haven’t posted a makeup selfie for a while!
Do I have any tea lovers? I’m Indian which means I have grown up with 2-3 cups of masala chai being made in my home every day. Since I grew up in a 100% Indian household, I never realized there were so many different types of flavors and ways to make tea. I have always been used to drinking it with cinnamon, strong tea, sugar and milk. I bring all of the ingredients to a boil and then pour. The idea of the english tea style (or western) was fairly new to me in my teenage years. Western teas tasted like flavored water to me since the process is simply steeping in water and it was never enough caffeine! Then of course, I turned to the king of caffeine, coffee.
It’s finally the end of a long, yet productive week. I will definitely consider this week to be productive because I got to sit down and film a Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial! I hadn’t gotten a chance to film a video in a while since my schedule was crazy hectic, but I hope I can film at least 3 per month. Honestly, filing and editing YouTube videos is a LOT of work. Who can agree? Nonetheless, I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial. I kept it simple and classic, with a pop of a pink lip. Let me know if there are any other looks that you’d like me to create and please share and subscribe!! Have a great weekend!