My love affair with the colour pink is no secret. There is something about pink that always catches my attention – it’s such a happy colour! It’s no surprise to me that the colour represents nurturing, love, and compassion in psychological circles. I’ve always thought of it as a feminine and powerful in the same stroke.
Although I don’t decorate my home with shades of rose, or drive a pink car, there are certain parts of my life where pink is always the first choice; flowers, macaron, lipstick, summer dresses, saris, and toe nails.
Today’s 3 Things Thursday is brought to you buy the colour pink …
1. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864)
As long as I can remember, I’ve been a drugstore makeup girl, but that is slowly changing. Maybe it’s age, or maybe it has to do with the fact that I suddenly have access and exposure to so many different beauty brands because of my work, but I’m buying high end make up more often now.
Currently I’m lusting after this gorgeous pink-red shade called Rose Grenat by Guerlain. It looks so good on Indian skin; the undertones are perfect for people with dark hair and eyes. I’ve walked by the display so many times in the last few weeks and reviewed the pros and cons of buying a $54 lipstick, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. There are only two other products I spend that much money on; my photo shoot foundation, and once a year I treat myself to Dior Mascara (which I absolutely love). What do you think; investment worthy, or totally crazy?
2. Henry Lane Aubrey by Kate Spade
Four words; Kate Spade rio pink – sold! I am so in love with this purse, it’s inappropriate. Purses are another area where I only started thinking about investment value recently.
Until last year I had never owned anything made of leather (I don’t eat beef so never felt comfortable wearing it). I finally gave in and bought some good boots last winter, and the quality was so much better than my cheap boots, I’ve started to come around to the idea of owning a leather purse. This bag will most likely make it’s way to my closet this summer, I’m just waiting for an online coupon code or flash sale before hitting buy.
Side note – currently the most expensive purse I’ve ever bought is this one from Aldo. I think my taste is getting too expensive for my own good!
3. Gulaab Gang/Pink Sari Revolution
To end on a serious note; I read Pink Sari Revolution and watched Gulaab Gang last week. The book is an account of Sampat Pal’s gang of women fighting out against the daily injustice against women in Uttar Pradesh India. They are essentially a group of protesters and advocates for females and lower caste people in this area, and will use violence if necessary to fight back against corrupt officials. They are referred to as the Gulaabi Gang because they all wear pink saris. (This is a really short summary – you need to google it for the full story). Gulaab Gang is a Hindi language film that is obviously inspired by the real life Gulaabi Gang, but due to a law suit brought forward by Sampat Pal the producers are denying a connection.
I wouldn’t say I enjoyed the book – it was a hard read, but I would recommend that all women read it. It is so important that we are aware of the situation and status of our sisters around the world. This may seem ironic because a few paragraphs above I was debating a $54 lipstick, and there are women described in the book that don’t have basic human rights. For me, being aware doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice what we have; it just opens our minds to the reality of the world, and helps us see opportunities to advocate for change. While I may not move to UP and join Sampat Pal’s fight, the book certainly inspired me to stand up for women around me, even if it’s just in a small way.
I haven’t forgotten to talk about the movie, I’m just so disappointed by it, I don’t know where to begin. Let’s just say; it wasn’t what I expected when my two favourite actresses of all time Madhuri Dixit & Juhi Chawla finally came together in a film. Also, it irked me all the way through that although the book and most documentaries focus on Sampat’s biggest enemy being a man, the movie chose to pit a woman against a woman. Way to show empowerment.
That’s it from me this week (it was a long one!) Now it’s your turn to link up and tell me all about 3 Things that are one your mind this week. Just a few rules (well requests really). Please link back to one or all of the hostesses; Raj from Pink Chai Living, Nisha from Love Laugh Mirch, or Salma from The Write Balance, and share a link to your post not your blog’s home page. Feel free to use 3 Things badge in your post.