the mischa diaries

Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger Based in England.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Holiday Skincare Packing List




If you've read my previous posts, you'd know that I've been traveling in India for a while now, and I've abandoned the trains for air travel this time to make the most of our time  in India (and also because Indian trains take up 12x the time taken by an airplane).So I've had to travel for two in a suitcase and stick to the 100 ml limit wherever I can (we do get luggage by the way for domestic flights, but I try to pack my bags with shoes and clothes for 3 weeks in there). I thought I'd list out everything that I packed for our travel, which includes a few holy grails and a few new purchases.
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Restaurant Review | Thai Pavillion *

During my stay at the Taj Vivanta in Gurgaon, I was invited to have a complimentary meal at their Thai restaurant, Thai Pavillion. We had a very packed schedule as we wanted to explore everything we could in Delhi, but took up this opportunity since having Thai Food would be a good break from all of the Indian food we've been having.




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Sunday, 6 August 2017

New Delhi City Guide





After 25 years on this earth, I finally took the time out to explore my beautiful home country. My parents hail from the South, so while I have explored some bits of South India, I have ignored the Capital of the country until now, and have completely fallen in love with North India and its historic architecture. A lot of people are clueless about how to travel in India, and since I took upon the duty to research everything for my boyfriend who was visiting India for the first time I have learned a lot which I think I could be useful for others.

PLANNING A TRIP TO INDIA

Being an Indian passport holder I could skip visas, but did a lot of planning for my boyfriend while he was working (all written up on Microsoft One Note, which has been an excellent planning tool for travel) and looked up on everything possible which I hope will be useful to you peeps!

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Back To Blogging

Stating that I've had a 'blogger's block' would be an understatement. I don't think there's anyone out there who checks on my blog regularly so I don't need to apologise for the month break I've taken from blogging. I've been extremely happy this month and got to eat delicious food and create some wonderful memories in India with my boyfriend. We climbed up the Amer Fort, visited The Taj Mahal, crossed roads in India which felt like playing Russian roulette, survived a near car crash at 90 kph (Avoid UberX's in India if you can as they rarely come with seat belts!), and visited five states in less than two weeks. We're currently playing with my beautiful dog Spike, who is obsessed with my boyfriend and I've watched the two cuddle and play with each other a lot over the past four days. He flew all the way to India with his mother to see the Taj Mahal and other spots in the New Delhi area, and finally meet my family. He fits right in my family and they have bonded over their love for the same kind of food, and mocking me, which makes me very happy as I can't believe my luck in meeting such a wonderful human being that I'll hopefully get to grow old with.




In all honesty, I stopped blogging as I didn't enjoy it for the past month. I struggled with growth on here and my confidence plummeted as I didn't see the blog growing at all. I'm aware I'm not the best writer and I don't fit in society's standards of what a woman should look like, but I started this as a hobby to keep my mind off things when I was extremely unhappy. If it grows, that'd be great and will give a sense of personal achievement, but if it doesn't I'd live. I didn't pick up the violin as a child expecting to be a classical violinist but merely started playing it as a hobby. That's the same way I feel about blogging - I don't expect to be featured anywhere, or have a blog that has tens of thousands of unique visitors. I'm going to continue blogging to shut off negative thoughts in my head, and use it as an outlet to talk about things that interest me.





I have a few travel and beauty related posts queued up from Sunday. I'm aware no one really reads this, but please do let me know if there are any specific Indian Travel related posts you'd like to read or would be helpful to you? I hope you all have a great weekend nonetheless

Mischa xxxxxx



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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The One Product You Need In Your Makeup Stash | Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer







This multi purpose product does everything - I've used it as a heavy duty foundation (Picture #2), concealer on days I've got the worst dark circles, mixed it with some sunscreen and some moisturiser to give me a 'no makeup,makeup look'. Being a woman of colour who has horrible hyperpigmentation around the mouth, some orange NYX corrector and this product gives a flawless finish. There are sixteen shades to pick from, which comes in handy as they serve people of all skin tones.
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