October 2015

Flipkart Big Billion Days – Experience

October 28, 2015
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On the evening of 12th Oct, as I was on my way back home from an exhausting field trip getting any calls or messages was the last thing I wished for. Suddenly my phone vibrated and surprisingly I was overjoyed to see what it entailed. It was a reminder cum notification from my Flipkart mobile application about the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, which was to begin the next day! This was the second edition of last year’s Big Billion Day though spread over five days, this time starting the roller coaster ride from 13th Oct to 17th Oct 2015.   We all must agree that getting discounts is the prerogative of EVERY shopper like me. And this blockbuster of a sale offered incredible offers and discounts on over 70 product categories to us. I was so thrilled from the moment I had got the reminder that I forgot all about my day long fatigue and waited up till midnight for the sale to kick start, with my shopping-list in hand! This sale was restricted to Flipkart’s mobile application. It is a great app which makes it easy to maneuver here and there with one click, it is handy, it even offers an option to ‘shake’ the phone and interact with our peer in a separate box, yet I wish they had made the sale available on the website as well; maybe because I still love the mouse plus we can multitask and open as many tabs of different categories. But the discounts were amazing which made up for my grievances. I came across all the products that I was looking for carrying massive discounts. Not just for me, but there was a lot to gratify everyone as we could get everything under the sun here. Moreover, dates were earmarked …

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Metro Shoes WOW Wednesday

October 28, 2015
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How many of you wait quarterly every year, for the sale season to start? Well, I guess, all of us! The feeling of stepping into a store, that flashes big banners exposing that one magical word ‘SALE’, is just ecstatic. Now that we all are tech-savy and the world of e-commerce has taken over, even the digital shopping giants have put in their best foot forward to jump in the sale offers. But since these sales and discount seasons happen at the end of each weather season, it definitely becomes a long wait for shopaholics to indulge in some therapeutic sale shopping experience. And then we have METRO SHOES, who surely know how to pamper their customers. Knowing for decades how much we all love discounts, Metro Shoes have decided to make our Wednesdays happening. How? WOW Wednesday MetroShoes.net have made retail therapy a much fun-filled affair. With each Wednesday being FLAT 55% sale on some of their top seller products, Metro Shoes is giving us a reason to indulge in some pocket friendly shopping experience every Wednesday of the month, starting October 2015. With an array of men and women’s footwear, the sale collection definitely fits in everyone’s need and budget. Since Metro Shoes collection is already famous for its wide variety of ethnic wear, party wear, casual wear and sports wear; their is no reason why one shouldn’t be surfing through the sale. Why WOW Wednesday Because MetroShoes would like to thank their customers for decades of loyalty and bonding. And of course, no pair of shoes is enough to complete our closets; right? Also, the specially curated sale collection for each wednesday, which will be different from the previous week (depending on the stocks) definitely caters  to the market demand of the current season. WOW Wednesday WIN …

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The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range

October 27, 2015
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Although the summer season is upon a downhill, their is absolutely no reason why not to celebrate the summer spirit still. And what a better way to celebrate the warmth with some freshly pressed Mojito drink, eh? The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Range too celebrates the rastafari spirit of the warm season. We have all used skincare ranges that are based on fruity fragrances. The Body Shop too is known for its array of fruity skincare products that are a hot favourite throughout the year long. This year though, The Body Shop has taken food-fragrance inspiration to a whole new level, by introducing a mocktail based skincare range. Named after the famous drink ‘Virgin Mojito’, the range is based on key notes of lemon and mint. The range consists of 5 skincare products. Scrub up! Invigorate tired skin with a blast of our zesty, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Scrub. Prepares skin for moisture Lifts away dead skin cells Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 1295/- for 250ml   Lather up skin with our invigorating Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Shower Gel to leave it feeling clean and refreshed. Soap-free, lather rich formula Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint Made with Community Fair Trade Organic Cane Sugar from Paraguay INR 425 for 250ml   Scoop up our lightest, refreshing Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet to quench your skin with moisture. Our crisp sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture. Up to 24-hr hydration Light and fast absorbing Invigorating Virgin Mojito fragrance With the extract of Caribbean lime and mint INR 795/- for 250ml   Smooth on fresh hydration with our Limited Edition Virgin Mojito Body Butter, refreshingly fragranced with a twist of …

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New Livon Serum #PrettyGirlSwag Contest

October 24, 2015
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I remember the days when managing long hair was a big task. Either keep it detangled with loads of coconut oil, or braid it the moment it dries out of shampoo. The very idea of leaving dry hair open was dreadful, remembering all the tough times that I had to go through; detangling my tresses and losing on many strands of it during the process. And then Livon Serum happened! Still remember the time when Livon was newly introduced to our troubled hair-lives and everyone could be seen talking about it. After hearing a lot about it from my cousins, I too got my hands on Livon and woah! My hair felt less distressed and suddenly I could act like those Bollywood divas, letting my hair flow in the flow of the breeze. Ever since then, I have become an ardent fan of Livon and have been using it (currently, the Moroccan oil serum) regularly to detangle my long tresses. With years passing by and the conditions of metropolitan cities that we live in, Livon too has seen evolvement; nurturing the current hair-care necessities. After their successful launch of Livon Moroccan Silk Serum, the brand has introduced yet another product, that stands distinct from the entire range. What’s new about the New Livon Serum? Livon has changed! It’s now the next gen Livon Serum with a new, ultra lightweight formulation. Designed for today’s women who do not believe in compromising on either hair beauty or hair health, this product gives you fabulous looking hair while protecting it from damage. Leading this change is Livon’s first brand ambassador, none other than the Queen of Bollywood and youth style icon, Kangna Ranaut. Have you seen the TVC yet? I am so kicked about the New Livon Serum and just can’t wait to review …

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STYLEBUYS.com – Our Fashion Mediator

October 23, 2015
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StyleBuys.com gives ‘Single Window For All E-Shops’ experience! As e-commerce is expanding at an unprecedented rate in India, all of us who are hooked to internet shopping are being gratified like never before. There are more websites, more variety and more fun! But I have to admit that this can also lead to a lot of confusion and mess when I have to hop from one site to another say in search of my dream dress. I tend to spend more time looking into the stock available on one shopping portal and then I venture into another.  The same drill continues until I get hold of something that not only satiates my style-sense but also fits me well! Yes, it eats up a helluva precious time. To this great problem I have finally got a great solution! It is a place where I can get the best of trends from all other leading shopping portals without setting a foot in each of their search engines separately.  Stylebuys.com hunts and gathers products from trusted ‘shops’ like Koovs, Myntra, Jabong, Faballey, Indiatimes, Snapdeal, Zivame, Flipkart et al, and serves it on a single plate to much of our convenience. On finding something appealing, I click on it and get redirected to the source-site or shop. Suppose I pick a floral skirt from Koovs, I get redirected to Koovs.com and here I can make a purchase. So, Stylebuys.com is a fashion search engine and not a shopping site per se. The search service by StyleBuys.com is quick and endowed with various helping tools to make our hunt easier and time-saving. Here we can view up to 200 items on a single page. The loading is quick, the site is not too heavy. Apart from women they have got sections for men and kids …

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Gillette Venus Myth Busted Vol. 2

October 20, 2015
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It’s been almost 3 weeks since I have started using Gillette Venus Razor. So far, so good. Why you ask? Well, because of the crazy deadlines and almost no time to invest in a salon day, this razor has become my saviour for hairless skin. Now with the festive season all lined up for the rest of month, it is becoming more and more difficult to take out some pampering time. And with the last league of summer slowly diminishing into a Fall fever, this is my last chance to wear sleeveless silhouettes before the time to ‘cover it all’ dives in. Coming back to my experience with razor, especially Gillette Venus Razor in particular, the method has not only become very convenient for me to work with (thanks to its sensitive skin friendly make) but the usage has helped me burst many myths that usually surround this particular hygiene product. Myth : Razor Changes Skin and Hair Colour. Busted: This bizarre myth about the usage of razor and discolouration/change in colour of skin and hair has no scientific base at all. Razor, in anyway, does not effect the wellness of the skin and nor does it tweak the colour of the unwanted hair in any way. Their might be some chemical reactions if someone uses the local hair removal creams, but the same cannot be associated with Gillette Venus Razor, or any kind of razor for that matter. Experience I have now adapted The Gillette Satin Care shaving gel to my hair removal procedure. It is always advisable to use the steps of products of the same range of a brand, rather than mix-matching products depending on the likeability. Reason being that each product is chemically complimentary towards the other product, which results in achieving the best the range can …

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Amazon India Must Have Ft. Festive Look

October 10, 2015
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Ever since Amazon India has come into existence, online shopping experience has become a serious trend in the country. Country like India, where buying in bulk or buying in sale has always been a popular concept, is now well equipped with the modern amenities of a leisure lifestyle. Gone are the days when we used to step out in scorching sunlight, planning out days/months in advance, what we will wear for the festive celebrations. Now that the festivals are lined up closely in order (Starting this month), I had to give into the festive mood and feature something that every desi girl is currently doing – setting a look rack for the festivities. When Amazon India Fashion team decided to send across some love from their #MustHaveFashion category, I was instantly able to relate the colours and texture of the product to this celebratory season. Amazon India sent across a lovely structured Da Milano bag, which has been sophisticatedly textured on a pop of red tone to set the mood. The Ensemble Giving into the breezy autumn season, I picked up the kurti from a set of two that I purchased a couple of months back from Myntra. Breaking the monotony of the yellow printed kurti, I added a darker tone of palazzo pants that I thrifted from the locals of Delhi. The Print Festive season in India means embroidery and prints. Mostly, derived from the middle eastern influence, Paisley design is very famous in traditional Indian forms. One can opt for such detailed prints or keep it simple with gota patti or add dollops of embroidery to please the bling-struck festive feel. The Hand Bag Star of this outfit post is this Da Milano structured hand-bag. Like I had mentioned earlier too, I absolutely love the rich red colour of …

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AIFWSS16 Interview with Dhruv Kapoor

October 7, 2015
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Everyone is anticipating now that a new season of Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer’16 is round the corner. While Delhi is gearing up for the winter season, we Delhiites are still keen on finding out what trend stories have the Indian designers defined for the year 2016. Before we head on to experiencing the runway in person, a little sneak peak into one of Bollywood’s current favourite fashion designer’s collection story can’t be ruled out. Dhruv Kapoor has become a prominent design expert with Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor favouring his ensembles into their press OOTD collections. While Dhruv has promised us to wait and experience his collection first hand on the ramp, he is happy to share an insight on his professional life right now and his thoughts on AIFWSS16. Check out our chatty yet quick tête-e-tête with him! 1. A night before my show I try to sleep. 2. On the day of my show I wear something new from the collection but also comfortable enough to run in.  3. The most treasured item in my closet is? Things we own should never be so important it hurts to part with them.  4. I am excited about the way I’ve planned my show this season, and the next.  5. My fashion show must-haves include a shot of tequila.  6. My Spring 2016 collection is all about subverting ideas, spirituality, silent power and private luxury.  7. The fabrics I’ve used in this collection include organic denim, organic jersey, cotton poplin, cotton-silk satin, flat chiffon and silk satin. 8. For me, my collection has to have something for everyone.  9. I love when my clients say “I love the way your cuts hide my flaws!”. 10. I wouldn’t survive Fashion Week without friends.  Dhruv Kapoor will be showcasing his collection on 10th October at NSIC Grounds. Don’t forget to …

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Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil

October 1, 2015
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Want to know my little hair care secret? Read on about Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil! Although I have long tresses, managing them is a complex task. To add on to the dilemma we have hair problems like dandruff, split ends and hair fall that damage the tamed hair further. Although, mostly hair problems are associated with some kind of deficiency, but it also comes down to how you treat your hair that matters the most. I remember a friend of mine who used to wash her hair daily with harsh shampoo bases, just to get rid of her itchy dandruff scalp. Certainly the dryness worsened the condition and she had to undertake dermatological treatment to cure the damage. How many of you are prone to the problem of split ends? The problem might seem meager, given that it only splits your hair strand’s tip into multiples; but do you know that it actually delays and in some cases completely stops the hair growth? My grandmother always suggests me to oil my hair at least once every week, to keep such problems away. From the organic Argan hair oils to an array of chemically advanced hair oils, our commercial market has an intense range of hair oils to offer. But here too, my grandmother tends to know what’s best for our hair! The goodness of coconut oil! Hair oil is incomplete if it doesn’t have the goodness of the coconut oil. I still remember my childhood days when my grandmom used to insist oiling my hair with nothing else but the coconut oil. Her efforts indeed turned out to be a blessing, thanks to her, my hair is now long and strong. (Now you know the secret to my long tresses.) Vatika Enriched Coconut Oil is an age old …

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