Over the weekend, I binge-watched the second season of Amazon Prime’s original TV show “Four More Shots Please”. Inspired by the famous American TV drama, “Sex and the City”, this show about four women living their 20s and 30s in Mumbai, is an interesting peep into modern-day female friendships, romance, and various aspects of women’s liberation.
However, after watching the show, I was overtaken by immense nostalgia for the freedom I took for granted, till last month. This included the ability to get dressed and go anywhere I pleased, the capability of travelling to any country of my choice, the opportunity to hang out and drink with my friends, and the general lack of worry in my life.
Hence, I’ve been feeling wistful and sentimental about my pre-lockdown life. Here’s a list of what I’m missing most, in no particular order:
- Having lunch with my parents while chitchatting about everything and nothing
- Gossiping and laughing with my friends over endless glasses of wine at a swanky bar
- Staying out too late at night and being crabby for lack of sleep the next day
- Eating a delicious meal in a fabulous restaurant with impeccable service
- Working out at the gym, and running in the park outside the gym for my cardio fix
- Wearing high heels
- Watching movies on the big screen with my brother, while devouring salty popcorn
- Packing for a trip
- Unpacking on my return and complaining about how much I hate unpacking
- The awesome feeling of arriving at the airport, excited about a trip and the memories that I will make
- Hugging people
- Shopping for clothes
- Shopping in general
- Taking endless selfies with my girl gang
- Picking my son from school and enjoying that look of glee on his face
- Volunteering at my son’s school and bonding with the other parents
- Birthday parties
- Painstakingly putting together an outfit with matching accessories
- Discovering new places through blogging events
- Getting a head massage and various other services at the salon
This random list probably makes me sound very superficial, but that’s ok. I’m aware that the lockdown has been far worse for some and that I’m fortunate in many ways. But it seems likely that may of the things I’ve mentioned are set to change completely, so I’m celebrating and sentimentalising the small thrills of my life. This is my list of what I miss most- I’m sure you have a list too and I would love it if you shared the things that you’re missing most, with me. These may be profound or superficial. Don’t worry, I won’t judge!
This is also my tip to beat the lockdown blues today:
Make a list of what you miss most from your pre-lockdown life, and revel in the wonderful memories. Don’t worry if the memories upset you- it’s ok to feel sad. In fact, I think feeling sad is an important part of the long journey to accepting change.
I haven’t let lockdown completely rob me of all personal pleasures though! I still do certain things that give me tremendous pleasure, despite their redundancy during this time. For example, I put on makeup and wear regular clothes every single day. It makes me happy and ready to get on with life every morning.
I’ve also been proactive about sharing different makeup looks on my Instagram page, as I receive so many requests for them.
Today, I’ve shared a makeup look on my IGTV feed, while reviewing the new season of “Four More Shots Please”, and I would love it if you checked out my video and shared your thoughts. I look forward to your feedback on the makeup look and the TV show!
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Hi everyone, I just finished watching Season 2 of “Four More Shots Please” and I was inspired to create this purple and silver eyeshadow look, perfect for a girls night out, once lockdown is over. I also share my review and thoughts of the TV show. Leave your thoughts and comments below and share this video with someone that may like it. What would you like to see from me next? Leave your requests below! – PRODUCTS MENTIONED: 1. Eye Primer: Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in shade “Light Sand” 2. Eyeshadow Palettes: Milani Everyday Eyes in “Vital Brights” + NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in “Smokey & Highlight” 3. Kajal: Faces Canada Ultime Pro Intense Gel Kajal 4. Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise + Maybelline Lash Sensational 5. Liquid Lipstick: Nykaa liquid lipstick in shade “Bombae” 6. Lip gloss: Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Gloss in shade “Beige Shine” – #nooranandchawla #theladylawyer #makeuptutorial #makeuplook #makeup #makeuplovers #makeuplover #makeupenthusiast #notsponsored #purpleeyeshadow #purpleeyeshadowlook #purpleeyes #cooltoneeyeshadow #cooltoneeyes #glammakeup #purplesmokeyeye #purplesmokeyeyes #purplesmokeymakeuplook #sardarni #delhi #fourmoreshotsplease #fourmoreshotspleasereview #fourmoreshotspleaseseason2
Talking of TV shows, here’s one I think you should check out with the letter T:
“The Crown” on Netflix, is a fabulous fictionalised (inspired by real life) version of Queen Elizabeth II’s illustrious career as the longest reigning monarch in the world. Over the course of its three seasons, this beautifully written show explores various domestic and world events that shaped Queen Elizabeth’s reign. If for nothing else, watch the show for its cinematic value.
However, if you’d prefer a humorous TV show recommendation, I believe you won’t go wrong with “The Big Bang Theory” on Amazon Prime Video. This series about four nerdy scientists and their good-looking neighbour, guarantees lots of laughter and some learning along the way.
As for a book recommendation, here’s one I think you should read:
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is an authority on the rampant racism that marred America at the beginning of the last century. It raises important questions that stand the test of time and are relevant even today.
Talking of relevance to today’s times, here’s a blog you should check out today:
www.trulyyoursroma.com written by my friend Roma Gupta Sinha, documents her tough journey through this lockdown, in the form of letters to her future grandchildren. Before lockdown was announced, she travelled with her husband and son to Vadodara for her husband’s business. Unfortunately, they couldn’t return to Delhi on time, and are facing the challenges of living in an unknown city in uncertain times.
That’s all for today folks- it was short and bittersweet, but I shall see you tomorrow with more fun content.
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Tot Ziens till tomorrow! (farewell in Dutch)
This post has been written for the #AtoZChallenge 2020. My theme this year is #LockdownWithTheLadyLawyer, where I’m journaling my thoughts during the coronavirus lockdown, and sharing numerous recommendations that will help keep your spirits up. Read my other posts here:
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