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13 tips for a smudge-free manicure

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had the perfect manicure ruined by a careless turn or a negligent move. Sometimes, I am just resigned to the possibility that I may never once make it home without some mishap that will bring to naught the entire process of having secured a coveted appointment, set aside … Continue reading

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

Ever thought about the fact that a visit to the salon is fraught with many a pitfall? If I had a dollar for every grooming product I’ve ever been talked into buying in my life, I would be a rich woman indeed. (Well, I could treat myself to a fancy lunch at the very least!) Owing … Continue reading

A day at the races

Last weekend I was at the races for some frock-filled fun and festivities. If you had asked me who the main contenders were or how many races were being run, I would have stared back at you dubiously (but radiant smile still firmly in place). On second thought, strike that because for the first time … Continue reading

The smell of nostalgia

It really is a miracle of the human physiology that the minute you get a whiff of a familiar smell, you can be instantly transported to some nostalgic moment of your life. It’s déjà vu of the olfactory kind. In a way, it’s also a God-given gift for us to relive the days of our … Continue reading

Birthday blues

It’s that time of year again. A time for new beginnings. When I must be thankful for all the blessings of the past year, when I get long-forgotten limbs waxed and facials done, and when I try to clear out all the emotional clutter in my head. Yes, I know it’s not New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

Mall crawl

So I was at the mall this weekend. I’d been intending to go for days but what with full-time work, the horrors of rush-hour traffic and wanting to be in bed by ten (pathetic I know, but my body isn’t what it used to be), mall crawling took a back seat and was finally set … Continue reading

Tales from a hypochondriac

Over the years, I have diagnosed myself with several serious health conditions, many of them life-threatening. All of which were later proved to be not-so-threatening after all. Obviously, I blame it mostly on hospital drama TV shows,  the internet and the vast amount of free information they have laid at our doors. Now it’s possible … Continue reading

Games people play

Have you ever met people with whom you share an instant sense of veiled hostility for each other? You can’t quite pin down what it is because you have no history with the person, but you can slice the tension between yourselves with a knife. Sometimes it’s mutual dislike, and other times you just feel … Continue reading

In search of the dream job

I indulge in a fantasy every now and then. One in which I  write a best-selling novel, receive critical acclaim (maybe even a Pulitzer) and proceed to live a life of leisure, yachting around the world in Jackie-O shades and drinking fancy-sounding cocktails. They decide to make a movie out of my book and slide … Continue reading

Facebook dos and don’ts

Now I don’t deny that this is a veritable minefield that I am stepping into. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need to be done. Someone’s got to do the dirty work and it might as well be me seeing I have my sleeves all rolled up anyway. Now, where do I start? I have so … Continue reading