A Day in the Life of an Indian Beauty Blogger, Corporate Slave & Bride to Be.

by mehak on June 14, 2012

in Bridal Blog

Ex-Hausting but fun! Thats how i can sum up my life in 3 words. But if you would like to know how really an Indian Beauty Blogger who also has a full time job and a wedding to plan manages her time , then here goes. (FYI- Im still going to work  even though D Day is about 10 days away..though tommorow is my last day and i join back in a month!)

A regular Weekday in my life

8:30 am:

Wake up time !!!! You snooze you lose honey. Okay so i do snooze it for about 5 minutes but 8:45 im up and about

8:30 to 9:00 am:

First thing to do when you wake up- Check the Blackberry and Eat Breakfast ! As a multi tasking beauty blogger, you soon realise that this blackerry  is your new best friend. It keeps you updated, it helps you stay connected and (unfortunately) it kind of takes over your whole life. So yes. Check that white blackberry of yours . Check for:

  • Reader Emails that you can quickly respond to ( I need to reply ASAP because otherwise they get lost under the piles and piles of mails i get everyday)
  • PR Launches that you can post : If i start telling you just how many Press Notes i recieve in a day you will think im lying. I dont even know why they send me Press notes about Tendulkars centuries, or about the newest kind of ‘plywood’ available in the market. So i need to siftt through all of that to find something i can actually post about

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Edit a guest writer article, crop the photos, try and spell check it quickly and POST POST POST !!!!! Also, write my  own article for which the pictures have been clicked over the weekend (I like clicking my pictures in natural light, and i only get time on weekends so saturday and sunday mornings are photo clicking times- much to the amusement of my neighbour )

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Get ready to go for work. Im a quick dresser. Really- pull out my pants, my shirt, dab on lipstick, eyeliner. Done. Get Set Go. Got to put your corporate Game Face on girl!

11:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Reach Work-Pretend to be super smart. Use excel sheets, make powerpoint presentations, talk about the company financials . Try and look smart when a senior says something. Do vlookups, filters, pivot tables (new best friend along with black berry- Excel sheet pivot tables) , use SAS , write codes.
  • Speak to Boy, ask him whats up. Discuss friends arriving for wedding. Who needs a pickup, who is staying where. Who is coming for what function? Discuss Honeymoon, dream about honeymoon, research honeymoon, dream more about honeymoon.
  • Run econometric Regressions. Pretend to Look Smart. Check Blog in Between for new comments, approve and reply to comments if possible -all the while pretending to look smart. Send e-mails, attend meeting, give trainings , make econometric models
  • Keep Checking the Blackberry. I have 3 email addresses to check- the blog email, the email which the guest writers write to, and the personal email.
  • Check Twitter account in between since facebook is blocked

 

7:30 to 8:00 pm

Reach Home. Talk to Mom about Wedding stuff. Argue about it. Fight with her, eat dinner and make up over it.

Try and convince her i dont need yet another accessory on my hand, nose, foot or mouth for d day. Roll eyes when she says “You need to start putting besan and haldi everyday now” or “Yv lost too much weight, we need to fatten you up”. Convince her that you will look pretty and so will she  (No mom, you dont look fat in that sari!) . Re-assure her that no, nothing is left for D-day!

Eat dinner while doing all this. Chill a little bit, or try to chill.Chilling for me means browsing blogs, writing.

8:30 to 10:30

  • Write up a post and schedule it. Yr going to be off from the blog for a good 3 weeks what will those readers read?????? So Guest writers-the reason im not posting too many of your posts immediately is because i need to stock up and post things when im Honeymooning in Paris.
  • In the middle, book some train tickets fromParis to Interlaken and/or London to Paris. Google -Top things you need to do in Paris.
  • Make an excel sheet of guests coming and hotel arrangements so you can stay organised
  • Respond to PR Requests, politely decline the Bloggers Meet Invitation (I have NO time during the weekdays and weekends is all Wedding related things happening)

10:30 to 11:30 pm : 

Speak to Boy and/or some friend. Make plans for meeting. Discuss the new house, what furniture needs to bought about it. Argue over whether you need a 4 seater or 6 seater dining table. Huff and Puff then calm down.

Check blog for new comments that you can reply too.

11:30 pm :

Try and catch up with some sit-com. Pretty Little Liarssss. Shiver. Get Scared! Off to S;eep now! Check blog one last time before saying good night,

In the middle of all of this, im also the dance choreographer for my wedding so i need to teach my friends . I just packed my honeymoon suitcase and couriered it to Hyderabad (Courier man if you so much as flick one underwear from that suitcase, i swear i shall come and wring your neck!!!).   I also just realised in the middle of the madness i forgot to give a card to one of my closest friends! Smack! Its getting a bit too much to handle now honestly, so this weekend me and my sister are off to a well deserved SPA at a hotel ! Sigh. I NEED it!! A facial, a spa, a hair cut, some pampering  and the last day of work for a month tommmorow ! WoohooooooO!!!!

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{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

Giggle girlie June 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Woof!! That’s a lot!!!kudos to u for managing all of this but dear take care of ur skin cause stress shows up there first and you are bride to be!!!i hope I don’t sound too preachy.. Just concerned!enjoy ur spa :)

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Lapanika June 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Someone surely needs a big time off :P !!!

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

Definitely! I cant tell you how excited i am that its my last working day for a month. Feel like a kid whose holidays just ended

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M June 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Super nice post. :) All the best for d-day Mehak !

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M June 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm

And lol at the courier man thing !

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks M ! I was so scared tht all my clothes will be lost!

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FashionPhD June 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Whoa!! What on earth are those
Best of luck mehak! U deserve all the fabulous-ness in the world :)

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:13 am

Aww thankssss!!! Those are some crappy worj things that economists need to learn!

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Dhara June 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm

WOW…surely hectic but sooo much fun…the best part of ‘wedding’ is these days…if you ask why, we’ll tallk about it in a yr or 2;) noooo m not scaring you LOL…

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Lolol! Im sure, ill be saying the same thing in a year!

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:05 am

Hi Name sake !! :p
Hehe yes i do have a lot going on, but its fun!

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Tashu June 15, 2012 at 12:07 am

whoa!!!! Superwoman at work :D And all the best for ur D-day!!! muaahhzz

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks Tashu!

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Vanity June 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

that was long!!
how do u manage so much ms.economist! u need that spa break!
and all the best for the wedding :)

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Time management and Blackberry ! Cant live without the blackberry!

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sunaa June 15, 2012 at 2:03 am

thts alot of thing.. i mean ALOT to manage especially with the wedding stuffs and al!!!
all the best for the wedding gal!

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks sunaa!

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pavani reddy June 15, 2012 at 2:41 am

busyyy Beeeee….doing gr8 job mehak….

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Neha June 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

Mehak You are an insipiration Cupcake!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dolon June 15, 2012 at 7:25 am

Whoa…thts one heck of a schedule! Hats off for managing so many things together. Best wishes for your D day and the life after:)

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Aditi June 15, 2012 at 8:06 am

Wow..what a post..and what a schedule u have these days!
Cliche’ but U reminded me of my days before wedding :)

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hehe, i guess all brides to be get really busy, mine just got multiplied cos of work + blog

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Jayashri June 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

was so much fun reading the post! :)

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

:)

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SweetAndBitter June 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

girl u are really in lot of burden…enjoy ur SPA visit :)

and yes even I click my pics in weekends so its a real amusement for the kamwali, mom and all neighbors :D

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

Haha even my maid looks at me like im bonkers..

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RJ June 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

Luv the way u write ur posts…

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Shilu June 15, 2012 at 10:42 am

Mehak !! Kudos to u for being round the clock and managing to be smart. have a great time and may u deserve all the good things u deserve.

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Thanks Shilu! :)

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divineblush June 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

please do post your marriage invitation card in the blog.. we are glad to see the creativity done in that card too..

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

Hi..yup will do!

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Meenu June 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

O… My…. God! i got tired just assuming you doing all this stuff, how do you manage it….
Great write up by the way i felt like i am visualising all this….
Oh BTW, are you replying to these comments from office (while pretending to be smart)?

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Yes i totally am !!! Excel sheet open on one side, replying to blog on one side. Infact todays my last day i felt so happy in the morning i wore like mint green pants to workZ!

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Meenu June 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

LOL! waht a lovely way to show how happy and cheerful you are in gaying goodbye to office for One f*****g WHOLE MONTH
And i do the same, i keep my official mails and excels open and maximised while keeping the online shopping sites and blog open minimized and whenever i get chance i sneak a look at them :P
So hard to cope with corporate wold

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ChicNChoco June 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Wow Mehak! Hats off n btw you referring to your would be as “Boy”… cooooolllll!

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Iv been reerring to him as that since we were dating..so calling him anything else just sounds wrong now :p

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Ritika June 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Wow!! Good luck for everything Mahek :)
And btw I’m a BIG BIG fan of pll too! Isn’t the 3rd season just awesome? :D

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

ee its so scary na !! Im loving it!

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meera June 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

hi Mehak..
Have been reading ur blog for quite sometime .. I am writing to just say
hi and that my day is not complete without having a look at P&B..i like the way u write with each n every detail..And ya U look Great… No words.. keep up the good work.. :) n iam eagerly waiting to see ur wedding pics..:):)

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks meera!!! :)

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meera June 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

hey!!!!! u know i was waiting for ur reply from then..thanks:) n all the best for the wedding..

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hehe ! Im doing the ‘ looking smart at work but replying to comments thing’ right now.

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Shivani June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Fun post!

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vijetha June 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

great post Mehak! u truly are a powerhouse!!! and my heart skipped a beat reading the courier thing!!!>..enjoy the spa:)

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khaddu June 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

congratulations :) :) :) !!!

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Vanu June 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Cant think of anything to write except All d very best Mehak!!!!

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Tanmayee June 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

hey ur a perfect multitasker, managing office, blogging and marriage affairs ………kudos to you :)

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tannima June 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

yaar u do a lot… what keeps u going..??

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tannima June 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm

and ALL THE BEST for your wedding…

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sweetashoney June 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

woweeee!!!! u are a jill of all trades and always on the go!!!!!
kudos to u!!!

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flygal June 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm

hey am new in delhi..which spa do you visit?can you recommend any good salon for facial massage..Somehow don’t trust the parlour wali ladies ,their half knowledge massage strokes while I am getting cleansing done really disappoints me

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hi flygal…
Swasdee spa in Ambience in really nice! I like it a lot ! But otherwise if yr a member of Westin hotels or any other hotel chain their spas r really great too!!
For Facial Massage- hmmm..i go to one in gurgaon near my house, but im not sure which one is really best for facial massages!

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Kritika June 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Hahaha ! I loved reading all of that. I’m sure the readers and your guest writers love getting to you know a little bit more :)
And now I’m jealous Mehak, your work starts at 11 !! Mine starts at sharp 9 ! *Makes a puffy face*
But I’m so happy for you and your crazy awesome schedule . Lots of wishes and good luck for the next one month ! :) :)

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mehak June 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

My work starts at wierd times everyday!!! But the good part is its very strictly like 8 hours, they almost never ask me to stayb back touch wood!!!
Thank yoU!

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Namita June 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

PHEW! Just reading through your routine got me tired :P I don’t know when I will have the happiness of waking up at 8 30 AM on a weekday *Sigh* But trust me, you are so totally a super woman 8) Impressive :P But get some break madam, you are the one getting married :D I can totally imagine you with many hands with – Black berry , lappi, lippie, guest reviews, the Boy on phone, emails, shopping, furniture and what not :D
Goood luck Mehak :)

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Rima June 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm

WWWHHOOAAAA!!!THATS LIKE A SUPERWOMAN!!! juggling btween so many things..i love that 11 to 7pm part of yours and that mummy ke saath shaadi ki planning.u so need that spa every weekend dear.just 10 days to go… countdown starts….drums rolling!!!

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Gurneet June 16, 2012 at 3:51 am

Hii ..I emailed you waiting for your reply…and your day sounds chaotic! Gluck

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thedelhibride June 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I bow down to you for your Superwoman multi-tasking powers, oh great One!

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Maansi June 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hats Off! hatss blowingly off!!
Jus imagining how much u do like exhausted me badly!
And u are d one rly juggling between ol of it!
Mehak u r rly d nly one of ur KIND!!

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Divya Sharma November 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Hi Mehak

I accidentally happened to come across your blog while researching for wedding lehengas about more than a couple of hours ago by now. One after the other, each post has been as gripping and exciting as the last. Needless to say I enjoyed every bit reading the articles under the bridal section! :-D

What made things all the more interesting was that when I spotted Neena mami listed as your massi#3 in one of your wedding functions! Small world, isn’t it?

Happy writing! :-)

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mehak November 26, 2012 at 9:49 am

Ooh very small world !!!
Yr related to nitin Masu?

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Divya Sharma November 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Yes Mehak, I’m related to him. I’m his niece! :-)

You can look me up on facebook.

I did hear about your wedding from Neena mami and Ishaang. Many congratulations!
It was exciting to see the weeding pictures and I must say you look like a million bucks!!!
Since this Sunday I’m hooked on to reading your blog. Love it absolutely!

Keep up the good work!

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mehak November 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

OOh !!! So yr family :p
Are you from ludhiana too???
Thank you so much for the appreciation :)

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Divya Sharma November 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

No Mehak, I don’t live in Ludhiana. I am from Delhi, a Chartered Accountant and an Author.

All that appreciation is well deserved.

Touchwood and God bless you! :-D

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