January 2014

{GIVEAWAY} NIVEA Valentine’s Day Hamper

January 27, 2014
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This Valentine’s day show that you care!  Valentine’s Day is a special day in every couple’s social calendar but one that many find stressful too. Finding the perfect gift is a hassle. Now, a dozen roses or a box of chocolates may be appreciated for a while, but if you really want your sweetheart to swoon, pamper them with Nivea’s wide range of Shower gels, lip balms, body lotions and deodorants. So Surprise your sweetheart and capture their heart with a hamper filled with luxurious goodies. I am doing my bit and have roped in NIVEA to be a part of our Valentine’s Day Special giveaway. Their will be 6 WINNERS – 3 WOMEN AND 3 MEN!  4 winners will be drawn by raffle-generator, and 2 winners will be based on the most active participation on Kalapalette. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to win? 1. Like NIVEA & KALAPALETTE on Facebook. {Mandatory} 2. Follow NIVEA & KALAPALETTE on Twitter. {Mandatory} 3. Why do you/your partner deserve Nivea pampering, this Valentine’s Day? Comment below. {Mandatory} 4. Follow us on Instagram {Brownie Points} 5. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. {Brownie Points} 6. Tweet ” Win @Nivea_INDIA #giveaway #hamper on #Kalapalette –> http://tinyurl.com/n6aryct “ The 2 most active participants on our social network will be among the 6 winners. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mention your name, email id and city along with the steps you have followed. Kindly Note : Complete all mandatory entries to be eligible for the competition. All the entries will be thoroughly checked before announcing the winner. The Contest will end on 15th February, 2014. The winner will be announced on 16th February, 2014. BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE! 😉 * The prizes will be delivered by Nivea team. The blog and blog-owner are not liable for delivery discrepancies.  *Participants must be 18years age or must have parental consent. You need to provide …

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Vért – Fresh and Handmade {Beauty}

January 27, 2014
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What happens when you enter a store, and are flattered by a gush of organic perfumes? You fall in love with the products. At least I do! Not just me, but most of the women fall weak in the knees for beautiful scents. Vért is one such line of organic bath and body products, that not just claims to be *natural*, but you can actually feel and see what they are claiming. About them : Buy Safe, Natural and Organic products are the new mantra of people these days. The trend of organic products is gaining momentum among everyone, people want to go green. They are taking interest in using natural soaps, shampoos and creams and believe it or not people are actually seeing their positive effects. And for people who are the advocate of Natural, Fresh and Handmade products here comes Vért– Fresh and Handmade Cosmetics. Vért, established in 2011 is the brain child of Anupama Malhotra. They are the manufacturers, retailers & wholesalers of Fresh & Handmade natural soaps, toiletries, bath & body products. Their products include soaps made from Pista Chamomile, Pepper, Grapefruit etc. Face creams, scrubs, Lip scrubs and balm, body butter, shower smoothies and the list goes on. Anupama Malhotra, Founder of the brand was very keen on the ingredients and composition of products from very beginning of her career and her urge to find natural, safe and fresh products for her own sensitive skin landed her to the foundation of Vért, because of the limited options available. Vért which means green is founded with a belief that what is best for your skin should also be best for the Mother Earth and therefore their products are manufactured in smoke free environment using only the finest oils, herbs & botanicals which are sourced from across …

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LOTD – SammyDress.com – When the Winter Falls

January 19, 2014
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As the winters are ready to move out, gushes in the fall. The time when we come out of hibernation, our overloaded wardrobes breathe some freshness and our gloomy days start to dust off. This, is an ode to the fall, the first change of 2014.  I got a chance to bring in this change with www.sammydress.com , the one stop destination for trendy clothing and accessorization, fastest delivery yet pocket friendly. THE VIDEO What I wore : Double-breasted Slit Epaulets Asymmetrical Hem Cotton Solid Color Coat For Women http://tinyurl.com/q5o58hn Ethnic Style Faux Gem Design Women’s Multi-Layered Tassels Necklace http://tinyurl.com/p2dshqt Sweet Rhinestone Embellished Fox Shape Cellphone Dustproof Plug For Women http://tinyurl.com/po39as9 My shopping experience with Sammydress.com 1.The products are pretty much the same as they appear on the site. 2. Light and easy to surf, this site has many catalogs to choose from. 3. Huge discounts and equally cheap price range makes it a happy experience. 4. Checking out is very easy, and I did not find any part confusing or regretful about it. 5. Follow up emails about order placement, dispatch and delivery helped me keep a check on my order. Never did I feel an urge to contact the customer care for an update, as it was already a part of their service. As per the international delivery system, I received the package rightly in 3.5 weeks. Make a statement today, check out www.SAMMYDRESS.com!

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OOTD – American Swan AW’13/14

January 15, 2014
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For those who have been following Kalapalette, must have seen their SS’13 collection feature. Casual, comfortable and chic. American Swan apparel and accessories *proudly* shouts that out loud! Just like their SS’13 collection, the winter stock also followed a classy color palette. The apparels are not just stylish, but equally warm and apt for at least Delhi winters. What I really like about American Swan, is the fact that they do not superimpose their label on the collection.  They have a vast variety of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories to choose from, and have an equally pleasing delivery system. What is Anushri wearing? Bomber jackets can never go out fashion. If Coco Chanel could swear by that, why can’t we? To balance the pop of Maroon Sweat Shirt, I have chosen a Navy Blue Jacket.  Since winters are all about layering, you need to get each layer right. What could possibly compliment both navy blue and maroon; yet do not steal the spotlight. I chose the Sky blue trousers as the best bet. The look was completed with a pair of tan sneakers, which are sporty and give a definite androgynous feel to the overall casual theme. Gaga Maroon Sweat Shirt – http://tinyurl.com/q6y6m2d Loyal Knights Navy Blue Jacket – http://tinyurl.com/onxa2op Pomona Sky Blue Trousers – http://tinyurl.com/ogwbwqv Rutgers Tan sneakers – http://tinyurl.com/ldjxxj4 Get the American (Swan) experience yourself : www.americanswan.com

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CookieMan Australian Cookies – Food Review

January 14, 2014
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Ever since as a child I have stepped into the Center Stage Mall, Noida; the aroma of freshly baked cookies has been welcoming and quite tempting. Presenting to you, the Cookieman – Fresh baked Australian Cookies. About Cookieman Cookie Man is easily recognized by its distinctive, bright decor and the unique traveling oven, which bakes fresh, mouth-watering cookies synonymous with the Cookie Man trademark. From its humble beginnings over forty years ago with just one type of cookie, Cookie Man has expanded rapidly in key markets across the globe. Today, Cookie Man boasts of over 40 fresh-baked cookie varieties, 20 varieties of cream-filled and chocolate-coated cookie products, sweet and savory patisserie lines and the recently introduced coffee and cold drinks. This is coupled with an eye-catching gift range, which is also available at all Cookie Man shops. The History Kevin Hicks, started out by selling his Grandma’s fresh-baked cookies door-to-door. The overwhelming response he received encouraged him to open the first Cookie Man store in Melbourne in 1958. The business proved to be extremely successful and Kevin went on to develop a proprietary patented oven that allowed him to bake large quantities of his home-style cookies right in the shop, to meet the growing demand of Australian cookie lovers. He built a successful retail formula that has seen Cookie Man become the cookie of choice across Australia and enabled a global expansion. Their first retail cookie shop which opened in Australia in 1958 at a prime location – the Myer department store in the city of Melbourne. This store proved to be the model for a successful retailing formula, which later expanded into 52 outlets throughout Australia. The Menu Crispy Crunchy Cookies, Indulgence Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Cookies, Cream Filled Cookies, Muffins, Brownies, Puff, Ice Cream, Cakes, Donuts and Macaroons. Visit http://www.cookiemanindia.com to …

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Christmas 2013 Lunch at The Rodeo’s – FOOD Review

January 13, 2014
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Christmas is that time of the year, when all we want to do is have a hearty meal and a hearty laugh. Every year chefs across the globe prepare special menus, some traditional and some innovative, but all served with warmth and love. Tagging along in the festive spirit, me and my team bid adieu 2013 with a Mexican Christmas spread. Situated amidst the hustle bustle of the Connaught circle, this place promises to transport you to a Mexican hub. Wooden flooring, saddle chairs, country music, warm ambiance and an equally warm staff. Oh! Did I tell you that the staff dresses up like cowboys? Yeah, with those leather boots and Stetson hats. Taco dips Chicken Tikkas Freshly baked Nachos with kitchen grounded Salsa Crisp toast basket  Live pasta counter Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce Although this place serves liquor, but this place is family friendly too. In fact, during my own visit I saw a whole bunch of kids celebrating their friend’s birthday, an elderly couple relishing the Christmas buffet, to a semi – goth youngster enjoying a beer. This place welcomes all!  Strawberry Mousse Plum pudding with custard sauce   Lemon Tarts Apple Crumble The Christmas buffet was again custom designed to please the Indian platter. What I really liked about the platter was that, it was a well thought combination of Mexican, Continental and Indian cuisines; perfected for the occasion. My Verdict : Ambiance : 4.5/5 Food : 4/5 Service : 4.5/5 Value for Money : 3.5/5 Check them out : Rodeo A 12, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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