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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Can't miss the mascara goop!

Painted lips, poker straight hair and really low slung jeans (with something pink peeking out), long lashes (and if you look carefully, you can't miss teh mascara goop)...

I don't know how every other girl is looking like every other girl these days.
This morning me and a friend of mine (Ekta) were talking about girls, in the train ... the girls who are always are 'oh so prim and propper'.. those who are so delicate that they can't take the heat, the cold, nothing. The ones who look visibly uncomfortable in the trains( even though they've travelled in them since 10 years or more, surprisingly THEY'VE still not got used to that!!) ..

Ever noticed how very few people smile in the trains in the morning. they've got these grumpy faces like they've been screwed by the whole damn world and they're making faces at those in front of them thinking "my sweat is smells definately better than hers!!"

I have observed several times and trust me it's true... MOST girls in bandra have a t shirt which says 'VON DUTCH'. I've seen more than four women on a single day wearing a t that says that or carrying a bag that says that... (if you want one yourself, you can check out hill road shops/road side stalls..and can get a good bargain on them too!!)
I'm not saying that it is nice to look shabby or better still, 'dress like a man'.
But girls, BE NORMAL.

Seriously, batting your psuedo eyelashes will not make you look smart and yea sitting the whole day on your ass and applying layers of make up won't help either. (it might get you some dumb man to run behind that same ass though!!)

Me and a friend (Diana) were once talking about how women are getting sucked up into creating an image of themselves.. an image which is 'just not them'. How they think it's cute to be dumb. and how they're tryign so hard to 'Dumb' themselves these days.

Also, it's amazing how teenage girls aren't looking like teenage girls at all. I remember my mom never allowed me to wear lipstick when i was that young! i had to be happy using glittery pink 'Lip smackers' or something that smelled fruity enough to temp me and keep me happy. No nail paint either, cause she said only college goign girls can do all that... (and i'm glad she didn't let do all of that...cause atleast i could be like a child and run around and mess up my clothes and not worry about anything!)

And it's really not cute when little girls these days knows that Mac is not just mispronounced nick for Mc Donalds, it's also a cosmetic brand!!!

*I just want to inset a line here from a song that i really like...
"Dont read beauty magazines... they really make you feel ugly"
- Sunscreen, Baz Lhurman.
posted by phantasmagoria at 11:04 PM 3 comments

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Too Pink.

Well... this one is not going to be about the color pink. And as opposed to what people think... i am NOT obsessed with the color. (infact i hardly liked it..until i relaised i did actually like it)

For starters, i haven't understood why men are conditioned to NOT like pink or associate themselves with the color. (if girls can like/wear teh color blue, why can't men like/wear pink?)

Secondly, i confess i might be a little too fond of it lately, but i'm not sure why. Yea, i bought a pink bag,(but it's not flourescent...those who think it is..need to make that trip to the optician) I like to call this PINK, the 'pretty fuchsia'.

It's nice to see a color like this in the morning..and and and..ladies..it goes with almost all teh colors that you wear..well except for a few. (like those of you who wear yellow t's and orange pants can't pull off the 'look' with the 'pretty fuchsia')

Thirdly, it stands for a lot of things. .. it talks about a mood, it could be anything from happy, sad or rude.

Fourthly, there is *A SONG by a famous band about this color... (so why can't people like this color?)


Fifthly, as a child i used to read a comic book called 'pinky' and billu...but then again it has nothing to do with my new found fondness with this color.

lastly, the fact that i wrote a post about this color DOES NOT mean that i love it a lot. Sure i like it but my favourite is blue. (apart from the 'pretty fuchsia')

ps (the third point dosen't make sense to me also..so leave it at that)

Just like when you crave chocolate and you go to a barista and stuff yourself like a glutton with those dark chocolate tempations..and you get so sick of them that you can't eat them till err..another week..(for me the haterd lasts for a day..btw) ...this phase shall pass too..

And that will happen when i wake up to see that all the clothes in my cupboard are pink... and suddenly it's not a pretty pink but a freaky pink.. i will get over it.. but until then..
i shall enjoy being PINK!!

* Aerosmith- PINK!! listen to it.
posted by phantasmagoria at 2:18 AM 2 comments