Pigment Tutorial Part 1

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NeverTooMuchGlitter Nail Wonderland

Here it is, finally! The Pigment Tutorial!

For our purposes, pigment is a dry coloring material that can change the color or texture or a nail polish. Some pigment is loose, and some is pressed (think loose eyeshadow vs. the kind in the compact.) Pigment can make a drastic change in the color of a nail polish.

First, some pigments:

TKB Trading Yellow 5, MAC, Fyrinnae. Pigments come in jars, tubes, and plastic bags. I really recommend putting them in screw-top jars or shakers like spices come in. Mineral makeup is not the same as pigment but sometimes produces good results but generally doesn’t pack enough color opacity to be really fantastic. More on that later.

Pressed eyeshadows can also be a good source of pigment. Creams are out- only powder will work, and the drier the texture, the better. They don’t have to be expensive, but do watch out…

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Why I adore Kalki Koechlin!

Make sure you watch the second video.

Regular Indian Girl!

Ok before I write about the above, I’d want to spell out why I write under the tag of feminism: That is to find people like me and help others find me because “humanism” is not something people would look for. But to me, feminism is humanism, just a concept that women are people. And people have hearts and dreams and hopes and aspirations and choices.

Now, Kalki. Why I love her? Because she is everything that I can relate to. Because mostly, I have seen her dressed up casually, like normal women do. And because she carries herself like normal people and not like a perfect flawless celebrity. And because sometimes she stutters while answering an interviewers questions. And because she sits cross-legged. And because she is frank is accepting her shortcomings. And because she herself relates to women in general. And oh boy, she writes so fluently and…

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Cupcakes with Pink Frosting

So pretty, I can stop looking! I almost did not want to eat it!

I have always looked at the beautiful frosted cupcakes in Pinterest and wondered if I could ever come close to making something like that. Soft pastels in pink, blue, yellow and mint greens.

I am so happy that I managed to make these.  I cheated a bit and got the icing from a local bakery. So next step would be to make my the frosting all by myself.

The recipe I used was this. One small change would be to reduce the sugar content.

I cannot wait to try all the other fillings and toppings ideas with this simple recipe!

The Versatile Blogger Award

Yay! I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by two bloggers –

https://adeleinglasses.wordpress.com

https://umberays.wordpress.com/

A very big Thank You to both of you, I am flattered!

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Here are seven facts about myself:

  1. I love music and spend hours looking for music. You will find me on YouTube most of the time.
  2. I am a loner. I can have a party alone.
  3. I hate mathematics, it’s a mental block. My brain shuts down in event of dealing with big numbers.
  4. I love books with a bit of magic. This fascination started in my childhood with the book “Puss in boots”. I wish Hogwarts was real.
  5. I am a non-adventurous person any activity involving sports or adrenalin driven stuff scares me.
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  6. I may be smiling in this picture but the next minute I was screaming in my mother tongue. All was well until the the operator decided to give the rope a little wave. He stopped when I screamed and then did it again!
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  7. My favorite foods are tandoori chicken and chocolate cake. That is what I feasted on during my pregnancy.
  8. I am horribly allergic to dust.

My nominations for the award are:

  1. https://trablogger.wordpress.com
  2. http://rohitrohan09.wordpress.com
  3. https://moviewriternyu.wordpress.com
  4. http://sanceau.com
  5. https://notintandem.wordpress.com
  6. http://fitisafeministissue.com
  7. https://justinmywritemind.wordpress.com
  8. https://cookingupthepantry.wordpress.com
  9. https://untitledunfinished.wordpress.com
  10. https://insanitybytes2.wordpress.com
  11. http://wordsaremylife.wordpress.com
  12. http://harveymillican.wordpress.com
  13. http://garfieldhug.wordpress.com
  14. http://inkingthethinking.wordpress.com
  15. https://anardentlife.wordpress.com

The Rules: 

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 blogs.
  • Link your nominees blogs, and let them know.

My first cake : Butter Cake

Finally got an oven (OTG) and baked my first cake!

It was a simple Butter cake. I wanted to bake something I have tried before just to understand how the oven worked temperature time etc.

This is the recipe and this is how it turned out. The cake needed lot of improvement but it was still tasty.

Did I bake without an oven before? Yes, in a pressure cooker!  See here how it is done.

Butter Cake :

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Spread some love: Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Awards Nominees

Part II – Time to spread some love.

Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award Part I

The nominees for the Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Awards are:

In no particular order:

  1. https://alittlegirlinthecrazyworld.wordpress.com
  2. https://suddenlysonder.wordpress.com
  3. https://dreamzandclouds.wordpress.com
  4. https://beagifted.wordpress.com
  5. https://mariecrz.wordpress.com
  6. https://miradordesign.wordpress.com
  7. https://ishventures.wordpress.com
  8. http://365daysofnormal.wordpress.com
  9. https://bluecarpaintedgreen.wordpress.com
  10. https://rovingchronicles.wordpress.com

These are my questions:

  • What is the best compliment you have received?
  • If you had a superpower, what would it be?
  • What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
  • What are you hobbies?
  • If you were an animal which one would you be?
  • What do you believe the most interesting thing is about yourself?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • Do you have a nickname, if yes, what is it?
  • What is your favourite time of the day?
  • What is the best present you have ever received?

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they have set you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate seven people.

Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award!

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Thank You for nominating me Garfield Hug. This is my first blogging award and I am absolutely elated. Doing my little happy dance.

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  • What day is your favourite day?
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Got to be Saturday, day to get dressed, go out and have fun!  I have Saturday night fever, need I say more?

  • What time were you born?

A fine morning on a Sunday.The day when Lord Rama defeated Lord Ravana. The great win of Good over Evil, on Dusshera. It’s an auspicious day for the Hindus.

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Best part about being born on a popular festival is that people remember my birthday! As a kid I could celebrate two birthdays, one according to the Hindu calendar and one as per the Gregorian calendar and get loads of gifts! Also get to be the center of attention for two whole days!!! Did I mention two days?

  • Did anyone tell you how attractive you look today?

lips I have put on some red lipstick and singing, “I got the looks!” to myself in the mirror. That counts right? 

  • When was the last time you cleaned your desk?

Two days ago. I was in some serious cleaning mode. Cleaned up half the house that day. Phew!

  • What is your favorite ice cream?

Coffee Walnut.

  • Have you ever met someone who looked just like someone else? What happened?

No, I have not but I have a doppelgänger whom I have not met. She is a famous regional TV actress.

  • Do you have a good ghost story to share? Share it now (please)!

Thankfully no! I am easily spooked. Read 3.am.

  • What do you really want to get this year?

A job. I am going to wait for some more time until my daughter starts pre-school then job hunting begins.

  • Is there any bread left in the house?

Yes, I made some sandwich for lunch, want some?

  • Do all your socks match and are they in your sock drawer like they belong?

The new ones do and they are in the right place. Until I pulled them out for a picture.

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I will be nominating fellow favorite bloggers for the award in the next post.

Update: Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Part II

Re-blogged | Hilarious collection of signboard-fails in India

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I do not agree with the title of the post – coz no matter where you are from, you have seen something crazy like this and will be equally amused and disheveled after the scroll down. They have a grand collection of 40 such Indian signboard fails.

I’ve seen many of them on the web and on social media websites.
Infact I had started compiling thse rare-gems in one of my FB albums and even my good friend Uchil hosts a photo album on FB where people even contribute their finds.

But this is probably the funniest collection of some unseen masterpieces.
Be prepared to be surprised – and to laugh like crazy : click here.

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The Drowned World.

This is so creative!

Subatomic Tourism

"All the way down the creek, perched in the windows of the office blocks and department stores, the iguanas watched them go past, their hard frozen heads jerking stiffly… Without the reptiles, the lagoons and the creeks of office blocks half-submerged in the immense heat would have had a strange dream-like beauty, but the iguanas and basilisks brought the fantasy down to earth. As their seats in the one-time board-rooms indicated, the reptiles had taken over the city. Once again they were the dominant form of life." - JG Ballard “All the way down the creek, perched in the windows of the office blocks and department stores, the iguanas watched them go past, their hard frozen heads jerking stiffly… Without the reptiles, the lagoons and the creeks of office blocks half-submerged in the immense heat would have had a strange dream-like beauty, but the iguanas and basilisks brought the fantasy down to earth. As their seats in the one-time board-rooms indicated, the reptiles had taken over the city. Once again they were the dominant form of life.” – JG Ballard

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