Most days I put in real good effort not to touch my face way too much because I heard it somewhere that it causes pimples. Currently, two are popping up on my face and I blame it on the face mask my mom swears by, and not having a face towel to pat dry my face after using a very luxurious face wash with active ingredients that is meant to keep my skin soft and supple. I wish my amazon package comes in real quick with the Cosrx pimple patches, which is like a real deal to get rid of pimples. Well, we shall see if it lives up to the hype!
Also, I realised that I am horrible at texting. I have way too many typos and numerous * signs in the chat window. But on a more positive note, my replies are embarrassingly fast and I say this with absolutely no shame. I know people who take hours to get back to me and I am just there with my instant replies. Oh god! Not a great trait to have.
I am often left on read and I leave people on read too. No hard feelings, it is just the way conversations end these days, right? The term is ghosting, I believe. It is hilarious to me because I feel a bit mad when someone does that to me but when I do the same, it is all-cool. Bit hypocritical here, I know I know
Now that I have been over sharing already, let me just drop in a few basic information about me. My name is Ankita, I turned 24 this month and I wore a jumper the entire time while being on a bus for straight 18 hours. My really fancy satin birthday dress is somewhere tucked inside my luggage in a very crumpled way. Now I need to find another occasion to wear it. Such a hassle, I swear. Also, I am already a bit concerned about the wrinkles that might appear on my forehead in a few years time. I have already considered botox as an option, and shared this news with my mom and she straight up ignored me. I think that means it is a no from her.
I am a bit fussy when it comes to my skincare, not that I am extremely great at taking my waterproof mascara off. It is a pain to be fair, but overall I have a basic sense of what works for my skin. I would like to pat myself on the back for putting in a lot of hours into obsessively googling products I spot on Instagram.
My extensive research skills developed during my undergraduate years, and all thanks goes to my law degree. It is an expensive and exhausting course at the same time. It also manages to successfully suck the life out of you. Dark circles are my uninvited guests, whom I don’t appreciate at all! I will be graduating in summer 2020 with a bunch of strangers, and I don’t quite know how I feel about it. At least, I will have a Master’s degree to show off. Don’t quite know if I am actually going to use the degree but I am quite sure it will look fancy on my LinkedIn profile.
London has been my second home for more than four years now and I absolutely love the city and the vibe of it. Oh! Except the tube’s Central line, I swear to god it is the worst. I can complain about it more than the daily rain and the grey weather, that’s how bad it is. Every September when I head back to London after a summer break in India, I promise myself I would go out and explore more of the city. However, in reality I am holed up in my tiny student flat and staring at my laptop till 4 am in the morning. My weekend plans are almost non-existent, because I am just a bit lazy to actually go out and it is always so hard to figure out what to wear.
Since recently, I have also been trying to cut down my fast-fashion purchases a bit. So, I cannot really go to the Boohoo website last minute to buy a cute new outfit and then put it at the back of my wardrobe and never wear it again. I have strong feelings about sustainability and I have been trying to do my bit to reduce my carbon footprint. My ultimate plan is to wear only sustainable clothes in near future, but for now I am trying my hand in thrifting vintage clothes. It is definitely fun and Asos is a good place to start with if you plan to buy any second-hand clothes.
Other than that, I am more into having really cheap wines from Asda and off-license shops. I am talking about £6 rosé that tastes kinda okay to me and gets me really wasted. I am very light headed and often end up being embarrassingly loud in the middle of the night tube, thank lord that I have a really great bunch to take care of me. I am aware that I need to clean up my act real soon, I am already 24 afterall.
Talking about wines, I have tasted only two glasses of really fine wine at Savoy. It was absolutely delightful but that very night my hair caught fire because I was very tipsy. I didn’t realise how alarmingly close I was to the candle. You see the caution sign under perfume bottles which denotes extremely flammable, they have it for a reason. I happened to spray quite a few pumps on my hair that evening, bad decision. I was in shock while I gulped down the rest of the wine that evening. But it’s the past and I have learnt my lesson. I am never using perfume in my hair ever again.
So, by this point it must have crossed your mind why I am saying what I am saying. It is only because I think I haven’t paid enough attention to my blog and I want this space to be mine and share how I feel. It might be a bit opinionated, as I have strong opinions. But, I am always open for a very friendly conversation, and totally welcome other’s viewpoint on debatable topics. There will also be bits and bobs of fashion and lifestyle related content. I think you are going to like it and I hope you stick around xx