I’m from Kolkata but recently moved to Mumbai by myself. I’ve been wanting to give my new apartment a glow up for a while, so I decided to browse through Amazon.in for some items I can purchase for my home, more specifically for my vanity space.
Getting ready is a form of self-care
I used to despise the process of getting ready when I was younger, possibly because I associated it with school. My vanity space was never the most important area of my home, but now I look at it as a form of self-care. I think with independence comes growth and a strong desire to pamper and care for oneself.
I love sitting down, doing my skincare routine, and applying makeup to go out or for a shoot. This process, of course, includes many distractions but I always end with a spray of my favourite perfume to smell nice.
Amazon always has answers to your home décor questions
People who are new to adulting, like myself, hop on to Amazon.in the moment they have the slightest requirements for their homes. It’s like calling up a parent up when you have no idea how to solve a problem!
Shopping on Amazon.in is objectively easy and smooth. The top feature for me is the speedy Prime delivery as patience is not one of my virtues. I also enjoy the special deals – they never disappoint. A good trick I figured is to always check the ‘compare’ feature, which allows you to see similar products before making a purchase.
Here are the top 10 things I purchased on Amazon.in for my vanity area:
1. Kohler wall mirror
A mirror is probably the first thing one thinks of when you want to build a dressing space. This mid-sized mirror with a black frame is really good quality. It helps me achieve the right look for everything, be it a full-fledged shoot or a simple house party.
P.S. this is a ‘must buy’ if you're looking for a sturdy and long lasting mirror for many mirror selfies.
2. APRODZ chest of drawers
I absolutely love the visual appeal of this piece as my dressing table. Not only does it add a pop of colour to the room but also makes dressing up more fun. I’m big on colours and if I could turn my home into a rainbow of furniture, I would! Apart from the aesthetic, this piece has a bunch of drawers you can use to organise all your products.
3. Farkraft vase
Green is one of my favourite colours and I love flowers. This vase has such a cute shape—that’s all it took for me to make the purchase! I use the cactus-shaped ceramic vase to keep flowers near my dressing space. As someone who is decorating her first home, I fully understand why adults get so upset when a kid breaks a vase. Vases are precious.
4. Stelliferous tri-fold desk mirror
I’ve always wanted a magnifying mirror like they have in hotels, and this one exceeds my expectations. While I do have a wall mirror, I can use lights on this one and do my makeup without blending mishaps. You can even adjust the magnification level to get a 180-degree view while getting ready.
5. Zart jewellery holder
This is not necessarily the most conventional item to buy and I truly wish I could give you a profound answer as to why I love it. But the truth is, I just do. It’s a hippopotamus that will hold my jewels—what more does one need?
6. Guess Perfume
I always get compliments as well questions about the perfume I use. I enjoy Guess perfumes, so this was a fantastic addition to the fragrance collection on my dressing space. This has notes of sage, peony, and vanilla.
7. Fossil watch
This classic analogue watch by Fossil is among my favourite pieces. Not only is it rose gold but is also water- and scratch-resistant. I use it to be on time, and do so fabulously!
8. CARTADEN trays
Getting ready for shoots can sometimes take a long time so I keep some snacks or a beverage handy. This wooden tray helps me avoid spilling things all over my beautiful dressing table. I’m still learning how to run a home on my own, so these wooden trays also make life easier when I need to serve guests. They look simple, classy, and timeless.
9. Shining Diva Fashion rings
As good as it is to buy practical items, I also love browsing the fashion options on Amazon.in. I’ve bought many items that have lasted me beyond expectation and these rings are one of them. They’re a set of 8 gold-finish rings that pair well with almost every outfit—you’re not fully dressed if you don’t have accessories after all.