Rendezvous With An Unknown Friend :)


It all started when I got a mail from a lady named Cynthia. I remember her comments on the blog and her cribbing about MAC and how expensive it is in Australia and how much she loved her kids. However, coz of the time gap between two countries and with her two little angels, I used to get her comments intermittently only.

One day she mailed me and asked me to meet when she comes to Hyderabad and I was all in for it! She was coming after 5 years from Australia and she wanted to meet me – it really made me feel special and I happily agreed to it.

And when we met today we chatted like long lost friends. Cynthia is so humble and sweet that I was just floored by her sweetness.

Anamika & Cynthia


These are her two angels and I must tell you the elder one is so understanding, obedient and soft spoken that I came back home and told my husband how I wish to raise my kids like Cynthia 🙂



I told her to pose this way and that way and she was laughing over my fashion photography skills :D:D



Cynthia showed me all the duty free things which she got while coming back to India and these nine Revlon super lustrous lipsticks she got them in just 50 Aus dollars.

Revlon nine lipstick set



And this is what she bought on her stopover to Malaysia. Can you believe how much of MAC this is. There were two paint pots, 3-4 lipsticks, 5-6 eye shadows and oil control lotion etc etc. :drool::drool: She made her full shopping list before leaving Australia and all products she got were well researched.

MAC Cosmetics Malaysia


She also gifted me the following products which include nail art stickers, polishes , lip gloss compact, eyeshadow palette, EA perfume etc and I was just so over whelmed by her gesture. I couldn’t believe that some one who I have hardly spoken to will get these things for me. I remember few months back she used to ask me which nail paint I would like to buy which have thin brushes and I used to suggest her thinking she wants to buy them for herself but actually she was doing it for me. This was just so unexpected and left me speechless.



When I asked Cynthia why she did she got so much for me she replied that she wanted to make me feel special. Now I couldn’t resist from getting her few products which she won’t get in Australia but  hears about them on Indian blogs quite often. I got her Vichy 2 in 1 cleanser, Lakme lip love conditioner, Lakme metallic eyeliners in jade and purple, Lotus 3 in 1 matte sunscreen, Lakme bronzer, Lakme liquid eyeliner, nail art tool, Revlon lip gloss  etc . I hope they products will give her some good impression of makeup products in India 🙂

It’s not about the gifts which we exchanged but what makes me happy is the love which I get from people whom I have never even met in my entire life if  Wise She wouldn’t have been there.

Thank you Cynthia it was such a pleasure meeting you 🙂




  1. Awwww..M so happy u met her and had such a gr8 time A…

    And ur right…its hard t find someone so sweet who takes the trouble to do so much for u..

    And even i want sabhya and shaant kids like her!!!

  2. Hey Anamika,

    Am a regular reader of your blog and have never commented before. I have been following for months now and this write up by you forced me to say how sweet and charming you are, and so is Cynthia and her anglers. I feel so touched after reading this. God bless 🙂

  3. aare her daughter is so so shweet ..i don see such obedient kids nowadays. if her moms offer her something she says :thanks MA” ..and so soft spoken..i was impressed ..may be its because of Cynthia..she herself is a darling 🙂

  4. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

    me wanna meet you ana 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

    i had teary eyes after seeing the pics 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

    you all are looking so pretty pretty :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
    and the kids :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance:
    loads of love and puchhies :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:

  5. @Anamika and Zara,

    Arey don’t scare me like this…i think forever supply of make-up should be one of my would -be’s marriage vows 😛 …and am not a RJ….i tried it and was pathetic at it 😐 …am a senior producer in my station…i look after all the shows and basically plan with RJs…i control them he he he 😀

    • wow..thats so fa..interesting job profile Mayuri..

      hardly any guys wud agree to that bt its a nice thing t dream of tho 😉 😉 and beware b4 marriage they always say they like ur make up and laugh at it all..after marriage they will open their eyes wiiiiiidee open and ask ‘u already have itnaaa saara, y do u want more??’ 😉

    • arey sirf sunne mein hi interesting, otherwise it becomes quite irritating with some or the other problems with the jocks or shows…..acha anamika i wanted to ask you…have you shopped from nonpareil boutique? i have placed an order, so far the service seems ok but i wonder when my goodies are going to be delivered :-/

            • Nonpareil is a gud site..I haVent personally shopped from there..but I’ve got friends who did..they hav camped up recently with new brands n all..usually there shunt b a prob with the parcel but like with all cosmetics comin from abroad kabhi kabar it may be delayed..a friend of mine got her parcel after 2.5 months ..hehe..

              Uv ordered frm them b4?he was ur experience?

              • abhi order kiya hai from nonpareil….one of the products was out of stock so they have postponed the shipping…now lets see…but one good thing is that they are continuously in touch through e-mail

            • arey urban touch doesnt have nyx lipsticks yaar…. 🙁 abhi i saw one site offering nyx lipsticks for 400 i guess :dazed:

  6. This is such a sweet post! :yes:

    Cynthia seems like an awesome person and her babies are so cute!! Looks like you guys had a great time! :clap:

  7. Awww this is soo sweet of her…i know what made her get those gifts..we actually have made such good friends here on wiseshe thats you just want to show how much you actually love them !!

  8. That was the sweetest post ever! I guess now you guys will be open to meeting me too when i come to pune or hyd.. my grandparents live in pune and i come there very often.. I have a lot of friends and relatives in hyd so i go there regularly too! Yay! Wai :dance-leftright:

  9. awww!!! :cute: :cute: :shy: chooo cute! that is so cool u ppl met up! :chic: i wanna meet all of u too!! 😀 😀 its so good to know all of u thru this blog :))

  10. thank u anamika for meeting me and gifting me those lovely lakme products and doing an
    article. and thanks to all who posted those wonderful comments and think my kids are angels.(well they are most of the time) 😀
    i was very sorry i missed the opputunity to comment back. i just came to vijayawada frm hyd .there is no net there 😥 😥


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