Tuesday, 27 September 2016

How to Find Time to Study if You're a Working Student

You can say I had a writer's block for a week. Firstly, I had no topic on mind, and secondly, I was too occupied to think of any. But finally, here I am; back with a topic.

time management for working students

I'm sure you must have interned or worked while still pursuing a course. If you're like me, for whom getting good grades is important, then handling two things simultaneously can be a task. I'm witnessing this difficult situation, and I think I might just have a solution.

We have a test on this Saturday and the portion is as vast as a final exam's. Our professor announced this test on last Saturday, which means, there's just a week's time to prepare.

All of us have different lives, and the amount of free time we get varies too. Therefore, I'm gonna list down few probable time-slots in which you can study. In the end, the main motive will be studying (or reading) as much as possible.

WHILE COMMUTING
If you're someone who travels for more than 30 minutes to get to a place, then this can be a good time for you to study. I have been studying in train since the last two days and I've read around 100 slides out of 500 or so. I study on my cell and if ever a topic is beyond my understanding, I write it down in OneNote. And then, when I would sit for revising, I would ask my classmates and get those doubts cleared. So far, this method is working for me.

AT OFFICE (IN YOUR FREE TIME)
Some days, you have less amount of work. Instead of wasting it by socializing or being on social media, just open whatever study material has been given, and study! If ever your boss sees you doing this, he or she will be impressed. Plus, why to waste your time, when you can utilize it for studying?

EARLY MORNING
If you live in your office's vicinity, then you can wake up at 6:00 instead of 9:00 and study. Morning can be a peaceful time to study. Use this tranquility to your advantage, and open those books!

AFTER REACHING HOME
If you reach home by 8:00 pm, instead of wasting time, study. Have your food, rest for 15 minutes, and then finish all the assigned portion for the day.

How do you make time to study?
xoxo

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Hilary Rhoda Blackest Black Eyeliner Pen | Review

My best friend had purchased this eyeliner and spoke well of it. I had tried it on myself before buying and I vaguely remember how it looked. But, since I was drained of my old eyeliner by Maybelline, I laid my hands on this.
I'd never heard of the makeup company Hilary Rhoda, but the packaging truly appealed to me.


PACKAGING
I found the packaging rather posh. The pen comes in a black glossy finish with beautiful embossed golden fonts. The tip gives the pen a sharp look. The cap fits perfectly and is reliable. Due to the trustworthy packaging, travelling is not an issue. (Bonus: It slips in the vanity pouch without a hitch!)


APPLICATION AND LOOK
The application is as smooth as silk. The tip glides effortlessly, and the cat eyes you always wanted? Well, that's possible too. You can draw a line as fine as a hair using the thin tip.
The look? It is glossy and not matte. If you want to wear it for parties, then this will compliment suitably; however, if you want to wear it to office or college, then the gloss will be a bit over-the-top. This is the lone reason why I don't like it very dearly.

LASTING POWER
The liner lasts until you wash it off. The gloss retains too.

SMUDGE-FREE/WATERPROOF?
It is smudge-free, but wait for few seconds after application and then play around with your eyes. The eyeliner is waterproof in a way, i.e., if few water-drops fall on your eyes, the liner won't come off or smudge. However, removing it becomes difficult. This is yet another disadvantage of the product. When you wash your face using a cleanser, you'll look like a drug-addict panda. You'll have to thoroughly wash your eyes.

PROS
- Looks exquisite
- Inexpensive
- Smooth application
- Glossy finish
- Easy application
- Travel friendly
- Smudge-free

CONS
- Not matte
- Not fully waterproof
- Difficult to remove

CONCLUSION
If you're looking for glossy eyeliners, buy it.

EYELINER DETAILS
WEIGHT: 1.2g (Not sure)
PRICE: Rs. 150
SHADE: Black
FROM: One of the beauty stores, Crawford Market, Mumbai

xoxo

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Friends and Adventure | Free iPhone Wallpaper


I've designed yet another cellphone wallpaper for you guys. Download, it's free!
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Firework | Free iPhone Wallpaper


You know how music can lift your mood. The song 'Firework' by Katy Perry is a motivational song. If you're feeling low, tune in to that song. And if you're feeling low and don't have access to headphones, make this as your cellphone's wallpaper!

This quote will remind you of how dynamic you truly are. Every time you think you're trash (like a plastic bag), this quote will cheer you up. 

In case you've not listened to this song, here's a video, plus lyrics:



Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under?
Screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you?

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make 'em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a wasted space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make 'em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough

'Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colours burst
Make 'em go, “Aah, aah, aah”
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon


'Cause, baby, you're a firework!
xoxo

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Kitchen Etiquette Rules to Follow

If you're a good cook, it's profitable to you and others, but that's not where the kitchen story ends; you need to have some kitchen etiquette while cooking, or just while doing anything in the kitchen.
Hygiene is a major part of kitchen etiquette as this is food you're talking about; it's something that's going to jump in the interiors of your body. Therefore, make sure you follow these necessary kitchen etiquette rules after wearing the chef's hat.

basic kitchen etiquette rules to follow

Here are some of the rules passed down by my mom to me:

RINSE YOUR HANDS
I'm such a cleanliness freak when it comes to kitchen hygiene. I might not be an ardent follower of hygiene outside, but when in the kitchen, I want everything clean. When I wake up in the morning, I wash my hands and brush my teeth, and only then enter the kitchen. I also ask my mom to do the same, as she makes my lunchbox early morning.

RINSE UTENSILS
This is so important. I'm lazy otherwise. But when it comes to this, I always, mark my words, always wash any utensil--be it a glass, dish, spoon, or fork--before using it for making food.

RINSE VEGGIES
This is clearly one of the 'dos' we've learnt when in school. Rinse your veggies, sprouts, and all the meat (if at all you rinse meat, that is).

TIE YOUR HAIR
Please, tie your hair. We don't want oily strands in the yummy dal that we're eating like a pig.

COVER FOOD WHEN IT IS UNATTENDED
After taking the first serving, don't fail to cover the utensil with a lid. Sometimes it happens that we're so eager to eat our favourite dish, that we forget to cover the food. You can surely forget covering but only if you like the flavour of cockroaches in your food.

RINSE SPOONS, FORKS, PLATES (BEFORE SERVING)
Again, we are so eager to eat the freshly cooked food that we just put in the spoon and start hogging. Before the serving-utensils touch the food, make sure to rinse them. What's the use of maintaining so much of hygiene while cooking if the spoon you'll directly put in mouth is not clean?

CLEAN KITCHEN PLATFORM AFTER COOKING
I do this by default. I somewhat don't like those who don't clean the platform after cooking. Their attitude towards cooking is casual. Once you're done eating, clean the kitchen platform.

PUT LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS BACK
Also, you'd want to keep masala packets, sauces, and other ingredients used back to the place they belong.

MAINTAIN A SEPARATE DUSTBIN FOR WET WASTE
Try maintaining a separate bin or a plastic bag for all the wet waste.

RINSE USED PLATES (BEFORE THE MAID WASHES THEM)
Once you're finished eating, rinse your dish. Also, rinse all the utensils before sleeping. I don't do this, but my mom does. This enables the maid to have food-free utensils to wash.

REGULARLY CLEAN THE KITCHEN
Also, regularly clean and maintain the kitchen. Chimneys, exhaust fans, and other such appliances should be cleaned, as lot of dust can accumulate over their tiny parts.

What would you add to the list?
xoxo