Fun Saturdays Vol.1 : 5 Random Things about me


Happy Weekend everyone!

Weekends should be more fun and after all the heavy duty makeup talk all week, I bring to you Fun Saturdays to give you a bit of a glimpse into my life apart from the blog! My long term followers would know that I’m not one for sharing a lot of personal stuff on the blog and when I’m reviewing products or doing tutorials, its all serious makeup talk! But its always fun to find out more about each other and I hope to get to know all of you better through my Fun Saturdays feature!

I hope you all enjoy this section, don’t forget to leave your comments at the end of this post!

Fun Saturdays Vol.1
Fun Saturdays Vol.1




Starting off the first post of this feature with a some basic things about myself..


1. I was born and raised in the lovely town of Bhopal

I spent the first 19 years of my life in Bhopal and then came to Mumbai for college. I have a strong family base there and a beautiful house where I visit my parents at least twice a year. It is a beautiful city with lots of greenery, lakes and its such a treat to go there from the grimy, congested Mumbai(I love Mumbai but you have to agree that it is grimy and congested)!


View of the Upper lake in my hometown Bhopal
View of the Upper lake in my hometown Bhopal


2. I have an engineering degree from IIT Bombay

I just completed my B.Tech from IIT Bombay last month and as some of you know, have taken up blogging full time. Till 2 years back I had no idea I would be into makeup and beauty but once I started Corallista, that was all I wanted to do.


My alma mater : IIT Bombay
My alma mater : IIT Bombay


3. I am an avid artist

Well I haven’t created anything in almost a year as I’ve been so busy managing the blog and balancing my studies at college but now that I have some more time, I hope to pick up the brushes(and pencils) soon!


One of my pencil portraits
One of my pencil portraits


4. My favorite breakfast food is Poha

In fact I could eat it for lunch and dinner as well πŸ˜› I love cooking it myself complete with the potatoes, groundnuts, peas and a dash of lemon. I have had it 3 times already this week!


My favorite breakfast food : Poha
My favorite breakfast food : Poha


5. I am a trained Kathak dancer

I guess ‘am’ is a bit of an overstatement since I haven’t danced in a long time! But I did learn it for 6 years when I was in school!


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]I tag all of you to share something about yourself in the comments section –

Where were you born and raised?

Where did you do your college from?

What are your hobbies?

What is your favorite breakfast food?

I look forward to reading your comments! Have a nice weekend everyone![/note]

Disclaimer : I only own the watermarked pictured, the others have been taken from Google Images.



  1. Where was I born and raised? Bombay!!!
    Where did you do your college from? Mithibai, vile parle..
    What are your hobbies? sketching, watching youtube vdos, & now blogging!

    What is your favorite breakfast food? parathas.. lol

  2. Oh Ankita! ur an IITian!! what a turn around! a Techie who is so good with Makeup! haha, even I am a techie but not so good with Makeup stuff! Kudos to you for opting for the career u liked! Even I love Poha a lot! The picture has made me want some now :D.
    Where were you born and raised? I was born in Dehradun but was raised in many cities in UP thanks to my father’s transferrable job.

    Where did you do your college from? I am also an Engineer, studied from Dr.K.N.Modi Inst.

    What are your hobbies? My hobbies are pets! I love them and on weekends visit the Govt. dog pound to volunteer, reading(a lot!), and yes Makeup too!

    What is your favorite breakfast food? RIght now, with this pic of Poha staring at me I cannot think of anything else. But yes, do try hotcakes from Macdonald’s, they are yummy!

    I love this new feature Ankita! It would be fun to know about you! And shocking as well! I am still not over your IIT Degree :d,

  3. Finally we get to see the other side of you ! πŸ™‚ Though I must confess I am very impressed by the way the blog has been professionally created and this is the reason why I visit your blog almost everyday! Cheerios!

  4. Where were you born and raised? well born in kerala but never stayed there,I only go for visits once a year…brought up in korba,c.g then in orissa for a while and then in vizag 4 d last 2 years of my schooling…
    Where did you do your college from? I am currently in my final year from VIT Vellore,TN
    What are your hobbies? Love listening to music and playing PC games πŸ˜‰
    What is your favorite breakfast food? Alooooo parathas!!

    Love this new section of urs πŸ™‚

  5. Hmmm, first of all this was a fun read. I’ve always liked the fact that you are rather reticent about sharing personal info on the blog, for some reason! And that sketch you’ve done is lovely. I guess thats where the “art of make up” comes from as well.

    Ok, if you are at all interested:

    Born in a small town in Kerala, raised in Digboi, Assam.

    I am a BA literature from St.Teresa’s College, Cochin.

    Like you I’ve been fortunate to turn one of my biggest hobbies, writing, into a profession. I’m also an avid reader, of both serious and light fiction. I was seriously into music, but now I’m equally content to hang out with my kids or even watch TV.

    My favourite breakfast food is probably a nice cheesy sandwich, but I also like Ghee Dosa as it is made in the small joints across S.India.

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ Its really the most satisfying feeling when you can turn a hobby into a profession! πŸ™‚ I didn’t know you were raised in Assam! Did you come back to the south for your BA?

      1. yep, pre university and BA from kerala since higher education wasnt so great where we were. Lovely place otherwise though.

  6. Wowww…loved reading about you Ankita..I already knew about your IIT Bombay BTech course and your awesome sketching/Painting skills…it was lovely reading more about you…. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Would love to see your artwork too here on your blog….

  7. oh wow! very impressive! u sure are a multi talented girl…

    my hometown and current town is jodhpur. during bcom, i joined my father’s business. i love my school and i hv tears in my eyes whenenver i step unside the school’s church’s gate.

    i love poha too. but not as much as u do! hehe! my fav food is traditional thin crust wood oven pizza and random roadside food.

    frankly, i m not really a makeup person coz no makeup can withstand the heat of jodhpur but i like to keep my skin healthy and glowing.

  8. OMG that portrait!!can;t believe u made it !!it’s AWESOME(i thot it was some black n white picture)..ur super talented Ankita :)) ( i already knew but now it’s so many levels more πŸ™‚ )) when can i have the honor of getting my portrait painted??u should take that as a profession along with seriously think about it πŸ™‚

  9. I am a Bengali, born and raised in Kolkata. I have done my graduation in history from Presidency college and then moved on to do my masters from Delhi Univ. I came back to Kol and started working with some ngos…then i changed tracks, got into learning and dev which led me to my current job.

    I love food, makeup, an avid movie buff, love to shop, travel and now blog. It was at 3 am in the morning when i decided to start a blog and thts how poutpretty started. My inspiration was all you lovely gals whose blogs i go thru regularly.

    I love yr work Ankita and wish you lotsa success…hoping some of that rubs off on me too:P

  10. Where were you born and raised?: NYC

    Where did you do your college from?: Associate’s degree from BMCC, working on a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from NYU.

    What are hobbies?: Reading, blogging, writing poetry, baking, collecting vintage makeup, working at an animal shelter.

    What is your favorite breakfast food?: Tomatoes in scrambled eggs with buttered toast.

    Some random background info: my anthropology professor did research on the Bhopal disaster. He lived in India for a few years. πŸ™‚

  11. Where were you born and raised?.. I hail from Kolkata and a bengali girl.
    where did you do your college from?
    I am M.A in literature and did my college from Kol too
    What are your hobbies?
    I always wanted to be a hairstylist but surroundings n all never allowed me to become one. My hobbies include cooking, reading and yah shopping! I jusss love to shop

    and Ankita so what are you doing right now? planning to get into a job? and a request from my side… Pls do some OOTD posts with some nice n cute outfits.. It will be a nice break from FOTDs. XoXo πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks for sharing Ishita! I’m not so much into fashion posts right now but I’ll do those sometime very soon in the future!

  12. Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U r an IITian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O :O :O Its really shockng to find an IITian having a perfect knowledge regarding makeup!!!! U r multi-talented dear!!! I loved this part of ur blog very much…as I always wanted to connect wid u..knw u well n ds z a very gud start!! Share more and keep us glued to ur blog!! hehehe Well,,the best part of ur blog was that,u keep a very detailed description about every product that u put here..and your suggestions are wonderful they allure me to buy more and more!!! hehhee πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Well…I’m an oriya gal,,born in Odisha

    College n Schooling : Till 6th I was at Odisha nely, n frm 7th to 12th I was at Andhra Pradesh. N nw I completed my graduation frm Odisha(again!!) . M goin B’lore for my MBA.

    Hobbies : Surfing net about nething and everythng,talking to my best buddies, cooking, dancing( I learnt Bharatnatyam for 2years n started learning Belly dance,which is mah fav!!),researching abt gadgets and makeup stuffs!! hehehe

    Fav brkfast food : Idli,that too when mah mom makes it..wid her spcl chutney!! I love that!!

    Will be waiting to see few more luvlie surprises frm u,dear!! Keep prospering like mah best wishes are wid u! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. Girl you are multi-talented. Love to see more of your sketches.

    Where were you born and raised? Nagercoil, Kanyakumari Dist, Tamil Nadu
    Where did you do your college from? Nagercoil, Kanyakumari Dist, Tamil Nadu
    What are your hobbies? Reading Books, (its all romance. Historical is my Fav), Writing poems, Blogging. Have a blog where I post my poems
    What is your favorite breakfast food? toast πŸ˜€

  14. Hey Ankita,

    Have been a silent reader of many of your posts for long now! The way u have categorised posts with the days is brilliant!

    And the sketch is mind-blowing! πŸ™‚

    Here are few things about me:

    I was born & brought up in Chennai. Have been working for 6 years now in Hyderabad & Bangalore. Now totally settled in Hyd.

    I did my schooling & graduation from Chennai. I hold a B.Tech degree and work in the IT sector.

    While in school & college, I was into everything – arts & crafts, dancing, singing in the choir, learnt Bharatnatyam also.
    Presently loving to cook, listen to music, while away time with the Internet πŸ™‚
    BLOGGING! is my biggest engagement these days!

    My favorite breakfast food is same as yours – any south indian breakfast! Sometimes a sanwich or a french toast…

  15. wow… the portrait is amazing…. really nice…show some more of your work na..

    Where were you born and raised?
    I’m a Delhi girl, born and raised in Delhi only.

    Where did you do your college from?
    Well, I’m from IIT Delhi, graduated last year, now pursuing my Ph.D

    What are your hobbies?
    painting, crafts, reading, movies. I’m into nail art as well πŸ™‚

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Aloo paratha, cheese sandwich

  16. Amkita , it was so nice reading more about you πŸ™‚ ! I have been a silent reader on your blog and now feels good to get to know you better πŸ™‚ !!

  17. Wow still shocked at your IIT degree….multi-talented…such a good artist and pretty too….BTW I am an engg and then an MBA…currently working as a consultant and love ur blog

  18. I’ve never had Poha but it SOUNDS delicious!

    Where were you born and raised?
    I was actually born in a city called Tehuacan in Mexico, It’s the first place corn was grown in the world, or something! I spent the first 2-3 years of my life there but I don’t remember it at all. I was -raised- in Long, Beach and Los, Angeles in California. Sadly, I’m not a fan of California weather. It’s too sunny and warm for me, but I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

    Where did you do your college from?
    I did my undergrad at California State University Dominguez Hills and I’m planning on going to Law School in Southern California as well – but I haven’t picked a school yet.

    What are your hobbies?
    You mean besides beauty blogging? Uh…right now I’m not doing anything but preparing for the LSAT. But I spend a lot of my free time watching code compile, playing guitar, writing (fiction and interactive fiction) and taking care of my 3 cats.

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    …The hardest question in the world….I like….hash browns. NO NO. I like Crepes. With Nutella. Yeaaaaaah.

  19. Where were you born and raised?
    Born in Chennai, but raised in Dubai.

    Where did you do your college from?
    I’m currently in my second year, doing an Aeronautical Engineering degree in Chennai.

    What are your hobbies?
    Writing articles, drawing, reading books, watching castle and friends πŸ™‚

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Cornflakes and poha!

    I was quite surprised to know your an IIT-ian. πŸ™‚ And that portrait is awesome! I’ve been following your blog for about a week now. I love that touch of professionalism! πŸ™‚

  20. Ohhh so ur not from Mumbai???? cool.. I did nt knw that…well yes Mumbai is congested and very populated because everyone likes to be in Mumbai…. u knw Sapno ki Nagari they say πŸ˜‰

    Where were you born and raised?
    I have been born n brought up in Mumbai and have been living here from the past 28 years!!!

    Where did you do your college from?
    I did my graduation from St. Xavier’s College, opposite VT, Mumbai (best college πŸ˜‰ ) .. I still miss college πŸ™

    What are your hobbies?
    I love make up, hence I am answering ur questions coz i follow ur and IMBB blog everyday… Lol…. i love to buy, use and of course give my make up gyaan to everyone.. Lol…. but yes hopefully soon will start my blog someday!!!
    Ohhh i love dancing bt sadly i don’t dance much now… as u grow older priorities change….

    What is your favorite breakfast food?
    I like masala paav my mom makes its my favourite!!! n yes Upma anytime πŸ˜‰

  21. nice to knw ur so creative and talented πŸ™‚ im also frm mumbai, btech completed. so r u working sumwhr now?

  22. I love drawing but I lost interest after some troubles. I am trying to regain interest back as I used to think I was good at it. Your work of art is inspiring and you are very good! Nice to know some beautiful, intelligent and super talented πŸ™‚

  23. Hi Ankita…ur IITian n doing blogging…made me shocked n surprised but as went on reading it…i simply loved it..kudosssss to u…ur efforts shows up…

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