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Calling all Game of Thrones Fans - lets talk about their makeup!

**Spoiler Alert**: the post references material from the ASOIAF books, online tin-foil theories, and the show GOT. 

How many of you look forward to Monday mornings? Not me, until two weeks ago.

Coz Season 5 of Game of Thrones  has begun on HBO Defined! It airs at an ungodly 6:30 am on Monday morning, but I make sure to always watch it!

It has been a long wait since Season 4, and I've been spending time between the two seasons revisiting the earlier episodes and also reading the books. I just started Book 4 - A Feast For Crows in the saga called "A Song of Ice & Fire" and spending all my free time reading up various theories online. R+L = J is so popular that now it is taken for granted to be true. Just two days ago I came across another theory D=E that I'm almost convinced about. And while we are talking about Daario, I think they should bring back the earlier actor. I have read that they replaced him because he wasn't a good actor, but I  still would vote to…

ATB BB Series: Things I don't miss anymore

I don't miss being invisible

I don't miss dreading shopping sessions at malls coz nothing that Zara or Forever 21 had would fit me

I don't miss having to make do with matronly style western wear from ALL - my single source of Western Wear.

I don't miss wearing a uniform of kurta-churidar all the time to office, which I hate.

I don't miss the anxiety before attending social events or meeting new people, because I knew they would judge negatively even before I said a word to them

I don't miss not being able to wear more than an inch of heel because my feet could not take my weight

Could your green tea be causing weight gain?

A lot of women chug down cups of plain, unsweetened green & black teas in the hope that it will

magically boost our metabolism and help in weight reduction. The fact that it looks so innocent, devoid of fattening milk & sugar definitely adds to its allure. It is just flavoured hot water after all. Advertisers have played a huge role in this perception by touting it as the "Zero Calorie" beverage.

If I had a rupee for the number of times I've been asked I drank green tea for my weight loss, I could have easily bought myself a dozen MAC lipsticks. And the answer is no, I didn't!

I've never liked green tea. I don't like the metallic taste it has. I occasionally drink black lemon tea.

Imagine my surprise today when I came across a bunch of articles & scientific studies online that claim that drinking tea (especially green tea) may actually make hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) worse. One of the symptoms of Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is…

Using Lipstick as Blush: MAC shows how!

For some reason I received the Day 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Finale) face charts for MAC after the fashion week, unlike Day 1. I was planning to do a day wise break-down initially, but it turns out getting all the face-charts together turned out to be a good thing as it helped me analyse for trends across the week.

Today I'm mixing up Day 2 & Day 3 looks to show you how MAC put into practice the age old tip of using lipstick as blush.

This is a tip that almost all bloggers and makeup artists share in their posts and videos, but it was a real learning point for me to see how MAC used lipsticks not only as blush but also to contour! If you look at the final finish - the blush is barely discernable, it is just a hint of color, and a look that I like. I am not fond of the very obvious blush look.

The first lipstick I want to talk about is Half & Half from MAC. This neutral nude lipstick can be used on Indian skin tones as an excellent contour cream. I feel that it's Amplified Crem…