Blog Love – Its all about sharing

Its been almost 2 years since I have been writing Glitter Glamour Grace.

I do not claim to be a regular or pro blogger…but definitely love to write. Back in 2009, when I started discovering Indian beauty blogs, there were actually just a few of them. I got hooked to those and then came the inspiration to start writing Glitter Glamour Grace. There have been many new bloggers added to the circle since then and some have also stopped writing altogether for many reasons.

Cut to 2011, I really wanted to do a post on some of the beauty blogs(Indian) I love reading and have been planning to do so for the past few days. Again, there was a writers block…you know, not getting the right beginning yada yada. Today morning, while in the shower, I was thinking of the same post and suddenly thoughts/lines were pouring in my mind..Now don’t ya tease me about it…I often get the brightest ideas in the shower 🙂

Ok…so lets get to business..

One of the first ever blogs I started reading was Addicted To Blush by Tanveer. Before that I never knew a beauty blog could be so scientifically inclined..Explaining many technical aspects without sounding boring. As Tanveer went about trying and testing products, explaining in her own sweet(scientist like;-)) way about different ingredients, finding colour cosmetics that matched her uniquely coloured eyes, I stalked her blog and found amusement in reading her posts. We have had our ups and downs, but she is one lovely lady and remains my very good friend till date. If you ever feel like getting the no crap, cut to size reviews on Indian brands, do check out her blog.

When it comes to blogs I stalk…I can’t help but mention Indian Vanity Case by Cynthia Zacharica. It would be an understatement if I say that she and her blog belong to “The Cutest” category. I have been reading her blog for the past 2 years and not a bit ashamed to say that I have read it through and through almost more than 4 times 😛 . Cynthia has an amazing talent of finding anything and everything that is “cute n girly”, especially cosmetics, accessories, bags and clothes. If you are a person who loves anything girly and cute, then head over to IVC…It is like entering candy land.

She has proven that a woman’s beauty is not just all about skin care, makeup and clothes. A beautiful woman is the one who is also a wise home maker. Hop over to Wise She by Anamika. You will find tips and tricks, recipes, How to’s and also product reviews. Over and above, she is an extremely friendly girl and always helpful.

What is beauty blogging without MAC. Yes…perhaps the one brand that has been revered and adored world over by makeup enthusiasts. Want to read an Indian woman’s honest take on the subject?? Then head over to Indyabeauty. Rashmi, who writes the blog, is nick named in our group of bloggers as “MAC Guru” and I just term her love for the brand as MACness. She is a lady with taste and  is awesome with makeup skills. Do visit her for all high end brands like MAC, MUFE, Benefit,Urban Decay. Isn’t it super useful for all of us to get a head on opinion about foreign brands from an Indian point of view.

Not all Indian beauty bloggers live in India..Meet Shivani of Adorable On Your Vanity – A sweet Indian blogger who lives and blogs from Canada. More than through blogs, Shivani and me talk through twitter and occassional emails. She is a hard core yoga enthusiast/practitioner and loves MAC and Lush products. Thanks to her awesome posts,now I have become a Lush fan and got my hubby hooked too 😉 While there, you may sometimes meet her little puppy- Milly who is equally adorable and cuddly.

Beauty blogging is not always about human beings…Yes, you heard it right. There are pets who love to check out make up and cosmetics..Don’t believe what I say? Then check out Makeup Monologs. Ikya alias Ikkoo is a young and pretty architect, who is the one behind the blog…Errmm…sorry. Ikya and her canine brother Zorro manage to write the blog. And quite often, when Z is in the mood, he may honour you with a pic of his in the posts. Once I discovered Ikya’s blog, Arjun got his companion( in his love for makeup) in Z. Yeah…A loves makeup and perfumes and keeps sniffing my dresser area and vanity case as often as possible.

Like to read your reviews with a pinch or sometimes a heap of wit and humour, then Peaches and Blush is the place for you. Mehak is a young professional from Delhi(well according to her, her work profile is quite complicated to explain and so I do not dare to attempt) who is enthusiastic about makeup and fashion and is ever ready to entertain her readers with all the inside scoops of the Indian beauty industry.

Last, but never ever the least…when Indian blogs are mentioned, I cannot ignore our blog buddies in Pakistan…After all we were all one big country in the past. And when we mention Pakistani blogs, the first and foremost person who comes to mind is Sarah @ Glossicious. I am very happy and proud to say that Sarah was the first ever person in the blogosphere who extended her hand of friendship to me and remains close to my heart. Even today, at any given point of time( be it past midnight or wee morning hours), a sleepless me tweets something….trust Sarah to reply in a matter of minutes. I just love talking to her and I am sure you will too.

Of course, there are lots and lots of Indian blogs I read other than these…And each of you are worth a mention and applause for taking the Indian Beauty Blogging scene so high…well minus certain issues here and there. This is a shout out to all of you girls out there…..And then I just couldn’t help sharing this pic I found.


Yardley of London-What does the name remind you of?

The very mention of the name Yardley of London brings to my mind only one single picture. During childhood days, my uncles and aunts travelling to India from the Middle East and the UK would bring loads and loads of Yardley soaps and tins of talcum powders..My grandmother was a connoisseur of Yardley products.

The most significant scents that have stayed in my mind are – Lily of the Valley and English Rose..OMG..we kids used to drool over those at that time. It was a rarity and could not be purchased in India, so we had to wait for our relatives annual visit.

Years went by and Yardley started appearing in Indian markets and is no more a rare brand. But the memories associated with it are indeed beautiful.

Why this long intro? Just to introduce the range of fragrances from Yardley of London to my lovely readers.

A quick peek into the brand as to what makes it so unique.
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You’ve Got Mail :-))

Hey lovely ladies…..

Summer is here in India in full swing and the climate is..well..better remain unsaid. I am sure most of us are bored and tired with this hot weather.

So…are you looking for something exciting and new to do? And equally crazy about makeup and skin care?

Well…here is some chance for fun this summer. Glitter Glamour Grace is looking for enthusiastic people to join our team to write for us on a time to time basis. You get a chance to review products from some of the best Indian and International makeup, beauty and skin care brands.

Interested? ?

Shoot me an email at glitterglamourgrace{at}gmail{dot}com and we can discuss.

PS – Currently open for only Indian residents.

Flea@Nite at Select Citywalk Mall, Saket,New Delhi

For those who are yet to come out of the Dussehra/Navratri festive mood or prepping for the festival of lights, here is some good news. Enjoy some fun time at Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi.

The mall is hosting a flea nite on 20th October 2010 from 12 noon to 10 pm. Highlights of the  event are Fashion Accessories and Jewelry, Apparel and Footwear, Plants and Garden Accessories, Home Decor and Furnishings, Fresh Breads and Patisserie, Caricature and Tarot, Gift a home to a homeless puppy etc.

Those of you who are in Delhi and want to enjoy some fun and frolic with your family or friends, may head towards Select Citywalk 😉 It is a lovely mall and there are lots of awesome brands and products around for you to check out and indulge.