Why should we pamper ourselves a little more than usual, this festive season? Because 2020 has been harsh. Working from home has messed up our schedules, making us work much later than we would usually. To top that, the household chores and close proximity for longer hours with your loved ones leave no room for space to relax - damn, we can’t even stroll out much, with the fear of covid haunting us. We’re stressed, overwhelmed and quickly turning our autopilot modes on, neglecting our needs. I say, this is the perfect time to indulge in some self-care and dive into some luxury that’s meant just for us. Let the 2020 Diwali redefine ‘holidays’ for this challenging year. What do I spoil myself with, you ask? I ask my team of phenomenal editors for some ideas.
What I’m buying for myself: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Why: "This Diwali I’m treating myself to the industry’s best-selling mascara (that sells every seven seconds in America, no joke). I love how this lightweight, hourglass shaped wand inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic curves, is all about delivering oversized, multidimensional lashes. Confession: Despite its super hyperbolic name, this purse-sized mascara is actually better than *beep*. No boyfriend needed."
What I’m buying for myself: Carolina Herrera Good Girl Legere Eau de Parfum
Why: "There is something about this fragrance—a sultry mix of Jasmine and Tonka Beans that takes me back to the good ol’ pre-quarantine days of travel and long cocktail nights with my girls. I like to spritz this on whenever I need a lil pick-me-up, and it instantly perks me up. To me, it’s the best scent in the world (apart from Chanel No. 5); not to forget, I love how chic the bottle looks on my dresser!"
Assistant Manager - Marketing
What I’m buying for myself: Guerlain Terracotta Light
Why: "I’ve been buying this bronzer for five years in a row. It’s my go-to for when I want that two-weeks-in-the-Maldives tan. Imbued with the famously addictive scent of ylang-ylang and orange blossom, this baby delivers a soft-focus, sun-kissed finish. Beautifully blendable, it can be worn alone or layered with your favorite highlighter."
PS: It’s iconic tortoiseshell packaging always has my heart.
Senior Content Executive
What I’m buying for myself: Lime Crime Plushies Soft Matte Lipstick
Why: "I had tried Lime Crime lipsticks a long time ago, and I can distinctly remember falling instantly in love with them. The shade range is amazing, and they smell divine! I’ve seen the swatches of the plushies range, and honestly, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!"
What I’m buying for myself: Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette
Why: "I've been pining for this intergalactic palette ever since it landed on Nykaa, and finally I've decided to take the leap (cos TBH, more is more when it comes to color and sparkle during the festive season!). In my opinion, the shade story is clearly OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. Starring a celestial constellation of mattes, metallics, and high-shine glittery shadows in shades like Nebula, Galaxy, Supermoon, Libra, and Ultraviolet, it gives me major cosmic vibes. So otherworldly, so dreamy...all I need to make my eyes pop while wearing a face mask!"
Which one would you pick?