About Me

anubha charan beauty gypsyBeauty junkie. Perfume collector. Book lover. Shopaholic. Vintage car rallyist. Travel buff. Countryside connoisseur. Champagne aficionado. Head-over-heels for vintage fashions and décor. Besotted by Audrey Hepburn, Marie Antoinette, Princess Sisi and Maharani Gayatri Devi. Tech addict. Devoted to Grey’s Anatomy. Dreamer.

Yup, that’s me. Anubha Charan. And this blog is devoted to my first love – the gorgeous, glorious world of beauty. Beauty is my lifeline and after years of picking the brains of some of the world’s most acclaimed skin experts, hair stylists, makeup artistes and photographers in my various jobs as Managing Editor – Vogue, Beauty Director – Marie Claire, Beauty Editor – Cosmopolitan and loads of freelance writing and styling gigs for brands and publications across the world, this is what I know and enjoy the most.

Beauty, in all its forms and favors, has been my way of healing, soothing, calming down, cheering up, enjoying a happy occasion, glossing over an unhappy one… name it and I could tell you how to get through it with pretty perfumes, glossy lipsticks and sublime jars of skincare goodness. Why I prefer cosmetics to fashion, despite having worked equally in both genres, is that unlike clothes, beauty products don’t need a perfect, size zero body.

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And that’s the rationale behind The Beauty Gypsy. This is a blog focused on beauty and wellness… navigating through ancient remedies and scientific solutions to promote beauty from within, as well as beauty products that are also good for you. My promise? I won’t be selling you the benefits of products that clearly have no benefits in real life or talking about impossible feats (three pins and an Angelina Jolie chignon? Forget it!). What I will be doing is keeping you updated on the latest trends, products and happenings in the world of beauty, while giving honest, no-holds-barred reviews and loads of tips and tricks to keep you looking and feeling gorgeous!

So, keep reading… and keep writing to me about what you want to read! My email address is anubha@anubhacharan.com. Or drop by and chat with me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest.

Hoping to hear from you!

XOXO

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What are your beauty credentials?

I have worked in the beauty industry for 12 years now – writing, shooting, assisting brands with product development and helping international brands find the right positioning. My last three jobs have been Managing Editor – Vogue, Beauty Director – Marie Claire, Beauty Editor – Cosmopolitan, through which I have met, worked and studied with some of the world’s top skincare experts, hairstylists, makeup artists, perfume creators, photographers and models.

Why should I read this blog? What makes it different?

This is a blog focused on beauty and wellness… navigating through ancient remedies and scientific solutions to promote beauty from within, as well as beauty products that are also good for you.

Can you review my brand’s product or service?

In the interest of being honest and impartial, I do not accept any free products or services for review on this blog. If you would like me to consider something for posting on this blog, mail me on anubha@anubhacharan.com with the details. If it fits into the blog’s profile, I will definitely review it – but on my own dime.