Manicure Monday – Birthday Party Nails

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Manicure Monday - Party Nails

Birthday Nails – Black & Gold

Time to get my party dress on and celebrate because it’s my birthday and  I’m turning 30 (again)!!
No birthday outfit would be complete without some fun nails.
This look is very simple to achieve, but I did get them professionally done.
First, start with a solid black nail. (I prefer Shellac).
Then using a fine brush coat your tips in gold glitter polish.
Finally, using the same brush, stroke vertically about 2 thirds of the way down your nail.
Voila!! Pretty party girl nails!

Depending on the occasion, you could try this look with Pink & Gold, or Black & Silver… the options are really endless!

Shweta Says: Enjoy and have fun! Cuz it’s my birthday!!!

xoxo Shweta

2012 in review for Shweta Says!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Two Little Lives, Two Life Losses Give Mom One Big Miracle

I was recently interviewed by Sheba Siddiqui Life Writer for Masalamommas online magazine about my experience with two stillbirths and the magical outcome of having a happy healthy baby after this loss.

I chose to do this interview as I hoped it would make other women who have gone through similar situations feel not so alone; also so it might help friends/family of someone going through this type of devastating ordeal be more sympathetic to the needs of the mother and father.

You can read the article here: masalamommas

masalamommas.com is an online magazine for today’s South Asian mothers and moms-to-be or moms with a South Asian connection, showcasing ideas and experiences that enable them to juggle everyday life. This web magazine also features interviews with experts as well as moms themselves in various fields who offer information and tips for mothers with a South Asian connection.

Dream Outfit – High Tea

If money were no object…. this would be the outfit I would wear to High Tea with my girlfriends.  The dress looks very comfortable, the purse is a Birkin Bag by Hermes and the shoes are Louboutins because every girl with unlimited cash should have some.

Dream Outfit - High Tea

What do you think? Would you wear this?

Christian Louboutin stiletto pumps
£484 – farfetch.com

hermes
loire-kobe.co.jp

Switching It Up

My favourite show on television is House Hunters International. Watching people make the plans to move far away, the fear and excitement in their eyes is quite fascinating to me.

Since before I can remember I have always dreamed of living abroad. Europe, the Caribbean, South America, India, it doesn’t matter.. I just want to do it, no I NEED to do it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Canada and consider this to be my home, but I feel living in another culture would be an amazing experience which I would certainly grow from.

It seems everyone I know has moved countries. My parents and siblings moved to Canada from India; I have had friends relocated to Scotland, Dubai, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia and India just to name a few, yet here I sit year after year not making any moves. 

And now another move is happening. After years of constant visits and longing, my sister-in-law is packing up her life (literally) and moving to Mumbai.  With two suitcases full of hope she is off to start a new chapter in her life. Though I will miss her greatly, I am very excited for her!

Yet here I sit,  in my comfortable home, with my comfortable job in my comfortable life with my desire just as bright as it has always been. Having a husband, a child and home have made a move quite daunting. Jobs would have to be lined up, our house and belongings would have to be sold and our good-byes said. 

I can’t say for sure that we will make the move as life and the universe often have their own plans; but you never know; you may just see us on House Hunters International yet!

If you have any advice or stories to share about your own ex-pat life, please share them with me below!