Saumya R Chawla

Oh, why won’t you reapply?

Are you aware that it is wedding season? Are you aware that it is also engagement season? It is a real thing; albeit a gross and weird thing.

13 Mar 2019

Rolling crystals on my skin

Here we are again, mere days before a cosmic turnover.

05 Mar 2019

Misadventures with men and makeup

In continuation to last weeks’ conversation about the obvious and completely rational relationship that men have with our makeup, I’m back to shed more light with another edition.

28 Feb 2019

To ‘trick’ or treat is a choice

Makeup shaming is such a twisted gyre of double-standard rubbish.

22 Feb 2019

Bronzer or a genetic cheeto?

Never mind that. It’s just genetics, genes are strange! Genes are complicated! It’s all in the genes.

13 Feb 2019

Finding love in vintage stores

Do you have a vintage shopping problem? My goodness, I do.

06 Feb 2019

How to be a chic Grandma

Avoid any part that you can bend, which is most of them. Always fall on your bottom, I think Socrates said that. 

30 Jan 2019

Frozen and frost-bitten

There are a few things that I’m truly passionate about in life. Good wine, ornate carpets on hardwood floors and pashmina shawls all make the list.

23 Jan 2019

Don’t rub off on me! 

Even worse — a swatch of your paleness rubs off on your boyfriend every time your cheek brushes against his.

08 Jan 2019

Please keep these three promises

Yes, yes, Merry Christmas and I hope you guys have a fabulous year ahead but I have a bone to pick.

26 Dec 2018

Beauty lessons learnt in college

For starters, be kind to your skin. Cleanse your face every night. Or at least, try your extra hardest.

18 Dec 2018

Year of complex complexions

But the biggest change I have incorporated this year is most definitely the powder-before-foundation method, better known as the Goss foundation technique. 

15 Dec 2018

A year of complex complexions

Basically what you do is, dust a loose powder on your face before applying your liquid foundation.

11 Dec 2018

When I took the plunge

I will admit that most of the reason I tried this is because Bella Hadid apparently swears by it, and well… if it’s okay for Bella, it’s okay for me.

04 Dec 2018

Mascara and the ultimate Sad Girl Test

On today’s episode of What’s wrong with my life, let me tell you all about the nervousness that comes with trying out a new mascara; courtesy my RCS (Regular Crying Sessions).

27 Nov 2018