Spread Positivity This Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Folks! Even if you don’t believe in chocolates and teddy bears and cards, Valentine’s Day can still be a reminder to spread love, positivity, and joy in the world. Use this day to not just show your affection to your partner, but also some gratitude to your friends, family members, and domestic help. Greet a stranger with a smile, treat a stray dog to a biscuit, bring home a sapling to nurture and care for.

On a similar note, the internet can do with a bit of positivity too. Over the years, the comments sections of YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook have become toxic zones. While the haters will never stop hating, you can add a nice comment under a post that you love so that all the hate gets suppressed by the positive comments. It’s as simple as telling the content creator that you like what they have created!

Leaving you with this food for thought today and with lots of love from my end. Have a fantastic day ahead!

First 100 Subscribers, Valentine’s Day and Giveaway Possibilities

It has been less than a month since I created this blog and yesterday I hit 100 subscribers, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I love the wonderful community of fellow bloggers that have stopped by to appreciate and encourage me in the first leg of my journey. The best part is that I had not known any of you before I started this blog, so basically, I made 100 new friends. I want to thank each one of you with all my heart.

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The spirit of love is in the air, thanks to the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Even though some of you may not believe in the concept of this day, but I take it as a reminder to spare some time to think about all those who play a crucial role in my life. This is a wonderful opportunity and excuse to put your thoughts into words and express your love for those who matter. They may already know that you care but a little reaffirmation does go a long way!

Extending the same to this blog, I would like to express my love by arranging a giveaway. I am not sure about the details yet, perhaps I will keep it open till I reach 500 (or 300) subscribers or maybe I will announce the winner on my birthday next month. I am not even sure about the prize yet, but it will either be some lip products or eye products or both. Since it is my first giveaway there will be only one winner and only those living in India or having an Indian address will be eligible (I am really sorry that this one is not international but I promise that the second one will be international for sure!).

To enter the giveaway you have to do the following –

  1. Subscribe to this blog.
  2. Subscribe to my other blog ScribblesInGrey.
  3. Follow me on Instagram @mrinalinism
  4. Follow me on Twitter @mrinalinisachan
  5. Comment on this post that you have entered the giveaway and also let me know whether you would prefer eye products or lip products as the prize.
  6. Tweet the link to this post to invite more participants and tag me so that I can retweet ๐Ÿ™‚ (Optional)

I will choose one winner at random from all the entries. The deadline for the giveaway and the prize will soon be announced in a separate blog post. Edit: Find out about the prizes and deadline here ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of Love,

Mrinalini

 

 

Soft Pink Makeup Look for Valentine’s Day

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I always prefer to go for a pink and floral themed outfit. This look, however, is also perfect for any date in the daytime or a brunch with the girls. I think that the slight hint of green in the makeup adds a special touch and pairs really well with the shades of pink.

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This look is very easy to recreate with basic products and would go well with pastel colored dresses if you tweak the shades as per your outfit.

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I do not like to spend too much time on getting ready, so I usually opt for a simple look like this.

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These are the products that I used on my face today-

1. Foundation – Loreal Infallible 24H Foundation in the shade 250-Radiant Sand.

2. Concealer – Loreal True Match Concealer in the shade Light-Medium

3. Eyeshadow – Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Fresh Coral & the light green shade from the Rimmel Comfort Zone Palette.

4. Eyeliner + Waterline – NYX Eye Pencil in the shade 909 – Vert

5. Mascara – The Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

5. Lips – Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in the shade 225 – Sultry

6. A touch of bronzer from the Makeup Revolution Protection Palette in the shade medium.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day and what are you going to wear?