Friday, May 19, 2006

Skin Deep Solutions

I don't want a fair complexion, in fact I hate those Fair n Lovely ads.
I love my brown skin, just that I want a flawless complexion.
Soft skin that would make even a jackfruit slide off my arm, not just an ice cube.
I am willing to do anything for it.
But I shall NOT drink Aloe Vera Soup.

Blech.

I tried adding vegetables to make it a really healthy stew but to no avail, now even the potatoes taste bitter. Sugar, lemon juice, pepper and 2 tsp of salt later I am stuck with a BIG pot of bitter, absolutely unpalatable stew.

I think emptying The Mr's wallet in a spa is easier, simpler and leaves a nicer taste in my mouth.

Aromatherapy -- $65
Facial -- $75
The look on The Mr's face when I propose this plan -- Priceless *evil grin*

*Sigh*
I miss the beauty parlours of India where you are pampered for a very nominal charge.
Till then I shall strive for aesthetic nirvana with my tweezers, moisturisers and a bottle of wax :(

10 Comments:

Blogger shub said...

:)) aloe vera soup?! :O no thanks! maybe you tell the mister nicely that he better shell out the money for the aromatherapy n facials, else he gets aloe vera soup for breakfast, lunch n dinner ;o)

11:47 PM  
Blogger Primalsoup said...

Jackfruit slide of your arm? Errrm??!

But really, this Aloe Vera business is terrible. While a lot of things that we eat can be used on our skin/hair too... the other way around is not a great idea! :)

Come to India soon, and you can get some - Skin Polishing done at the Kaya skin clinic which has a branch in our neighbourhood. At some obscence charges, skin nirvana is assured. But at least this way you do your bit for the economy of the beloved des, isn't it?

6:50 AM  
Blogger RS said...

Sometimes, I catch my reflection in the mirror at work and realized I look like a slob, not even a geek, just a slob and everytime I resolve to dress up like a "pretty woman" the next day, but it never happens, the slob with a loose sweat shirt and an old pair of jeans stares back at me :(

After reading Opal Mehta, I did paint my nails a shocking pink though :)

And thanks for the tip, me not trying aloe vera soup :)

2:34 PM  
Blogger IBH said...

Dont drink Aloe Vera soup...drink just plain old water! that tasteless thing that everybody dreads here in the US :)

Gallons of water is the trick to soft skin :)

Man , I sound like a doc or a nutritionist or someone that am not :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Munimma said...

I hear your pain, girl :-) It is like Murphy's law, except in the feminine gender. If a zit can crop up, it is bound to. Ditto for misc other growths ;-)

5:06 PM  
Anonymous $andhya said...

I hear your pain too! I must add that typically now the summer is here, and it's difficult to hide everythign beind full sleeves and jeans, it's me, bottle of wax and big mess!! :)

6:59 PM  
Anonymous I like midgets said...

I like you!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Shub: :D now that's what I call a shrewd mind!

@Soups: Ooh, Kaya skin clinic. From the outside, the whole place looks inviting ut considering the price, one does feel like re-thinking the whole idea :) But yeah, obscene Indian charges are nowhere compared to what they charge here for a simple eyebrow-waxing :((

@RS: Oh yes! Don't try that soup ever. I stopped painting nails after college. Never found the time for that. But i love to dress up, even if I am stepping out just to dump our trash :D Well, lack of anything substantial to do has this effect :p

@IBH: Hmm...shoing signs of a Mom :) Advising the younger ones on what to do and what not to do :D How are you feeling these days?

@Munimma: I know! Somedays, I feel the whole world is against me :(

@Sandy: Gaah! Tell me about it! Oflate, I've developed this crazy allergy to waxing wherein my arms n legs develop rashes that last almost 2 days :(( So at times I just resort to razors. To hell with bad karma and likes :)

@I like midgets: Well, glad you do :)

11:57 AM  
Blogger Manchus said...

Kumari,
Nice post. Back to reading blogs. My little girl makes sure that I wake up every 2 hours in the night.

Hope I get time out of my routine to blog again.

BTW, it is so true..I miss our Desi Threading and also the inexpensive pampering.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Manchus: Congrats! Awwwww...Li'l girls are so much fun even if they give us no sleep as kids and as teenagers :)

12:30 PM  

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