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Hey, You, Let’s Be Friends, Let’s Get Personal

by Komal Patel
Up Close and Personal with Komal
Over the past 5 months my blog has started to grow and I am so happy!

Like, super happy!

Like OVER THE MOON happy.

It is an exciting feeling to put yourself out there and have people actually like it/you, ya know?

So, awkwardly enough…even though I am putting myself out there, I don’t feel like you really know me.

Get what I am saying?

I don’t really know you either.

I guess what I am trying to say is….let’s get to know each other better!  Get up close and personal! 

I’m talking, let’s get mani/pedis, go on a champagne campaign, hit the mall, text, be Instagram buddies, make friendship bracelets and be BFF’s FOREVER.

First thing you need to know about me is that I am intense. Clearly.

Don’t be afraid [ssshhh].

anyways, on the real. I would love for you all to get to know me better and I would love to get to know you better.

Below are 10 facts, interesting tid bit’s and some juicy details about ME.

Drop me a comment below with who YOU are. Do we have anything in common?

I am not that exciting of a person, so if you are wayyyy more exciting, I want to know about it and of course STALK your life.


Kind of going off the deep end a little.

Here are 10 Things About Me:

I Have Vitiligo:

Aka. The Michael Jackson disease as some like to call it. Basically, I used to be brown. A cute little Indian girl.  I was diagnosed when I was 6 years old, and it took me close to 23 years to turn all “white.” I say “white” because technically I have no skin pigmentation. Like none! So that leaves me super vulnerable to the sun. I have been called Snow White or porcelain doll my whole life. I’ll take Snow White.

Komal as a child

My Dream is to Backpack Around South East Asia:

Asia in all respects is a magical land to me. Southeast Asia specifically intrigues me because of its vast offerings. You can hop to and from many countries quite seamlessly, and although the weather is temperamental, the food is out of this world! Honestly, I just want to eat my way through every food cart on the street.

 I was Going to be a Lawyer:

I was on track my whole life to go to law school…until I moved to Vegas. I am a stereotypical Indian girl who lived a very sheltered life. I wasn’t allowed to have sleepovers, or go to the movies, or do any “normal” high school teenager things.

When I moved to Vegas it was a total culture shock for me. To make a long story short, I worked at a bank to work my through college. When I turned 21 I left bank life and started working at a nightclub. I graduated and instead of putting my time into my LSAT’s I partied. Luckily, but not without some bumps in the road, I got back on track, but never fulfilled my goal being a lawyer. Sometimes your dreams change. If I hadn’t passed up the lawyer route I may not be here today writing this post for you all.

I have Eaten a Bunch of Weird Stuff:

This probably doesn’t come as fun new fact about me because you all know how much I am obsessed with food….but really.

I have tried a lot of game meat like, venison, yummy, elk, yummy, moose, yummy, duck, yummy, rabbit, it’s alright… I tried kangaroo meat in Australia…but only a bite…it didn’t feel right eating a kangaroo! I have also had frog legs, yummy, escargot, yummy and numerous creatures in the sea! Feeling like Andrew Zimmerman over here.

I have Big Feet:

Probably going to get a  lot of shit for this one, but whatever. My brother, other family members, friends and boyfriend have all made of my feet. 

I am 5 ft tall and wear a size 7 show that ranges all the way up to a 8. 

For a little girl I have some gigantic fe’ fi’ fo’ feet. It is what it is and not mad about it! 

Komal's big feet

I have Slight OCD Issues:

This covers a plethora of things, but I can share something specific. Let me know your thoughts. I have a few lipsticks and glosses that get all over glasses when I drink out them. 

I am totally disgusted by that.

 It’s weird, but I am disgusted by my own lip marks on a glass. I don’t like getting the lipstick remnants from the glass back into my lips or mouth….it just grosses me out! 

I Suck at Makeup:

There are many awesome beauty tips I have for your skin and hair, but when it comes to actual application of makeup count me out! How the hell does contouring work? Am I supposed to be using a bronzer shade 17x’s darker than my skin? What does a highlighter do? Does it go all over? 


I was Born in England:

I was born in Cambridge, England and moved to America when I was 7 or 8 years old. We moved to Seattle, then to Montana, then to Vegas, then to Boston, then to San Diego, and in a few short months back to Boston! 

I always get asked if I am an Army brat, and the answer is no. Just like to move around and gain new experiences.  

I Love Long, Hot Showers:

Super guilty of being that person who is in the shower for 30 minutes. Also, I love super hot water. None of that lukewarm shit for me. If it doesn’t leave me a little red, it’s not hot enough. 

There is nothing better than letting a pile of stress melt away in a nice hot shower. 

(Justin takes longer showers than me in case anyone is wondering, hehe)

I Want to Work with a Non-Profit:

The Peace Corps has been a long time dream of mine. When I was younger I wanted to become a lawyer to then eventually, one day, work with the United Nations

United Nations

I hope one day I do get to work with them, or any cause that I care about. I would love to help build schools in India and teach young girls about health, language, and becoming successful on their own accord. 

So, there you have it. A little up close and personal with me. I would love to get to know you all better too! What are some things that I don’t know, your friends, family, or even readers don’t know about you that you would like to share? xx

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Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary February 22, 2017 - 3:20 pm

Such a fun idea for a post! I’m in on long hot showers too!

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:48 pm

Aren’t they the best?!

Julie February 22, 2017 - 3:32 pm

Hey Koma!
I love how open you are ! It is crazy to think of the people that read our blogs that sometimes we don’t know! thanks so much for sharing all your fun facts, and you totally don’t suck at makeup, it looks goregous!

Julie| https://scorseofstyles.com/

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:47 pm

It is crazy. We put a lot out there. And thank you!!!!!

Shannon February 22, 2017 - 4:00 pm

I LOVE posts like these! I think it’s always so important to get to know the babe behind the blog. This was so interesting too! I totally get living a sheltered life & then going to live it up, especially in Vegas! I did something similar. Awesome that you want to work with non-profits too! That’s def something you can pave the way with with your blog, or even create your own 🙂 cheers babe! xx Shannon

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:47 pm

Thats awesome Shannon? Where did you get “wild” at? lol Totally agree with the NP thing. I am hoping this blog will help me create my own!

Riva Treasure February 22, 2017 - 4:31 pm

I love the feeling of people liking my blog too! I have had mine for less than a year too! Your facts are super fun, I should do the same, although yours are super interesting!

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:46 pm

Riva, yes! Make a list. I would love to get to know you better!

gretchen February 22, 2017 - 4:48 pm

I love hearing all about you!! I am a Make up Artist so I will help you how ever I can girlfriend!! Highlighter goes on the highest part of your cheek bone. You always want the places where the sun would hit it to be the brightest. Your a beauty.

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:45 pm

omg you are?!?!YES, YES! I need your help! Thank you for telling me how highlighter works!

Karen Edgar February 22, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Ah, I love this, babe! The fact that you were going to be a lawyer is interesting…I was going to be a nurse…
I did this same kind of thing on my blog, but not as a post. It’s in the About Me page 🙂
Take a look if you have a minute.
xoxo Karen

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:44 pm

Can’t wait to read! Your site is blocked on my work computer :(((((

Paired with Prosecco February 22, 2017 - 5:39 pm

Love this post! thanks for opening up and sharing with us!

XOXO Mikki & Julianna


Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm

So glad you two liked it! xx

JLo February 22, 2017 - 5:58 pm

Wow how interesting, thanks for sharing! I love knowing about people and what makes the who they are. I also wanted to join the Peace Corps actually. And btw your feet aren’t big! lol I’m 5’3″ and wear a size 8!

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm

What stopped you from joining? Bless your heart! You say I have small feet!

Laura Mitbrodt February 22, 2017 - 6:05 pm

Your sweater is so cute, I love it with the boots

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:42 pm

Thank you so much! I have full outfit details here! https://www.sweetandmasala.com/valentine-day-ideas/

Dayna February 22, 2017 - 6:26 pm

Hey lady! This is such a great post! Loved getting to know you better. xo Dayna // http://daysbyday.com/

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:41 pm

Thanks Dayna, can’t wait to get to know you better!

Tania February 22, 2017 - 7:19 pm

We have a lot in common!!! I wanna travel to Asia too. I have eaten the weirdest things, like grasshopers. And about the feet size I am the opposite haha. I wear size 9 but I am almost 5’10!!!

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:40 pm

Small feet! How was the grasshopper?! I am a fan of crickets! lol.

Caitlin February 22, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Interesting to learn about you!

Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

Komal Patel February 22, 2017 - 10:38 pm

Thanks Caitlin, hope to get to know you better too!

Victoria Schneider February 23, 2017 - 2:12 am

I literally feel like we are soul sisters. So many things in common. And i love those OTK boots. Thanks for sharing a piece of your heart.
victoria | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

Komal Patel February 24, 2017 - 4:09 am


Alina Orozco February 23, 2017 - 4:00 pm

So fun to read a little more about you, and yes to long extra hot showers!


Alina | besosalina.com

Komal Patel February 24, 2017 - 4:10 am

They really are though!

Kristie February 25, 2017 - 6:33 pm

What a fun idea for a post and to let your readers get to know you more!



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