The life of your makeup

LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_Langham_adriannapappel_datenight_partyattire_sequins-1Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We pretty much stayed in and caught up on so many little things. How good does it feel to cross items off the to-do lists, right? With the weather gods smiling on us finally, we decided to go dancing into the city, on Saturday. I made a pit stop at my absolute favorite hotel in all of Boston – The Langham. Nothing like a little bubbly before dancing! This sequins number is restrained enough for a date night & at the same time flashy for hitting the dance floor.

I did a lot of reading this weekend and wanted to share some of the stuff that will keep you company, while you have your Monday morning coffee before jumping into the week’s craziness. *eye roll* =))

  • I started reading this book and like any other Mitch Albom exudes so much positivity. I’d definitely recommend reading it.
  • Instagram – where we live and breathe my friends – has added some more editing options. Not that I have mastered the art of using the previous filters yet – but these are some more new cool options to try.
  • This lace dress has my heart and I cant wait to wear it as soon as real spring strikes.
  • If there’s just one thing you have to buy this season – then get this denim jacket. It’s a spring staple!
  • My mom sent me a picture from her dinner that she went to, over the weekend and I noticed, she was wearing the lipstick we had both bought together – 2 years ago! Emotional quotient aside ( sorry mom! =)) ) we need to recycle our makeup products for hygiene reasons and best results. Here is a guideline for when you should replace your makeup products – SourceConfession : I have a mascara in my purse which I am sure I bought during for a school dance ( which was a long time ago ) and I never throw out the nail-polishes! Oops =))
Product Toss it . . .
Mascara 1 year
Foundation 1 year
Concealer 12-18 months
Powder 18 months
Blush/bronzer 18 months
Cream blush 12-18 months
Eye shadow 18 months
Eyeliner 18 months
Liquid eyeliner 6 months
Lipstick/lip gloss 18 months
Lip liner 1 year
Nail polish 1 year

And o-almost forgot – I read this somewhere and couldn’t not share
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but today is ours to win or lose.”

Say that to yourself everyday –  xo – Neha



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Little Black Dress

LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-9Happy Monday loves! This is what I wore last Saturday when I was in New York for Fashion Week. It was brutally cold that week and although I have been going through the snowcopalyse that has hit Boston – the weather in New York was just another league! I have to tell you’ll this – when I was doing this shoot outside Lincoln Center, a few people stopped and snapped away my pictures as well. The mister tells me that’s probably because everyone thought I was a model. ( never mind him …he’s took vows to say the right things! =)) ) I think – it’s because people wanted to capture this and show all their friends, that some crazy lady probably out of her mind was going without a jacket and those heels in that -10F of the weather!

But you need to understand that I was channeling my inner Audrey Hepburn. And she isn’t afraid of the cold. She doesn’t mind what others think and of running wild. She walks in the city, braves the storm, holds her head high and does what she loves doing. She thinks about the future, worries what it holds but lives in the present. She loves and wants to be loved. She is me.. and she is you ! And – she always… always loves her little black dresses!LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-5 LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-6 LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-8LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-1 LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-4 LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-2 LovePlayingDressup-AdriannaPappell-LittleBlackDress-NehaGandhi-Blogger-NYFW-3

Adrianna Pappell dress – c/o, BCBG pumps, Gucci crossbody, Faux-fur wrap