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A Zotiqq Jewellery Experience

August 23, 2014
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Jewellery can either make or break your style. Accessorize it right and even a pair of basic denims and plain tank will upgrade to a runway-style #OOTD. I am a jewelry junkie. Why I call myself a junkie? Well, because everytime I step out for shopping, no matter what; I always end up adding more jewels to my already flooding jewelry collection. Not to forget all those times when my mom has scolded me for buying some more of the junk I already have. You see, clothes can be worn out, but jewelry stays forever. Don’t remember how many times I have been complimented for wearing a particular jewel rather than a particular apparel! Now that I have made my point, let me introduce you to one such hub of artificial jewels that range between vintage, classic to cocktail styles. Presenting to you Zotiqq.com – the venture by my dear friend and blogger Ritu Rajput of The Indian Beauty Blog. The first time she introduced me to her expansive jewellery collection, I was literally blingstruck! And when she asked me if I would like to feature some of the products on #Kalapalette, it was a straight away yes (tee hee) from me. Combination Rings Set Taking up the midi-rings trend that has been trending since a while now, I had to invest in a few combos from Zotiqq. They are gold, they are classy and they are frigging adjustable. One issue that I have faced earlier with rings is that they can’t be customised for your finger width. But Zotiqq offers that option. Shop it HERE The Disc Man Necklace The next on my list was this vintage coins necklace. I have seen plenty of such coins necklaces with various other labels, but somehow they just don’t fancy me much. But this one stood out from …

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Closeup Diamond Attraction – {Mumbai Travel Diaries}

July 14, 2014
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Brushing your teeth twice, weekly floss routines and what not. So much to keep our teeth healthy and munch strong (talk about a non-vegetarian foodie, eh!). Even after taking care of these basic routines, many of us still lack those shiny bright teeth that commercials usually show. I keep annoying my dentist friend to tell me a home remedie for those sparkle white teeth and all he has to say is ‘Visit a dentist!’. Not that I am afraid of visiting a dentist, but such appointments don’t buzz in so easily in our overloaded busy lives. Now it shouldn’t bother me much to have white teeth, but at times pulling up a smile with pale teeth does come in as a disappointment. Don’t forget the creepy close up shots. Yikes! Well, many ‘toothpastes’ have come (and gone) in the market that came to give you white teeth with regular usage. Closeup too has come up with a whitening toothpaste. But what’s so special about this toothpaste?  Well, it too gives you white teeth with regular usage instantly. Yep! You heard me right. Instant whitening toothpaste. So when I was invited to experience the first of it’s kind (In India) instant whitening toothpaste in Mumbai, I had to give in my weekend to live it all up. I along with my fellow bloggers Komal, Nitika, Ritu, Lisha, Bharti & Supriya were flown down to Mumbai for a weekend full of fun and smiles. The launch party was held at Bunglow 9, Bandra. Special Vodka shots were prepared, keeping in mind the color of the evening – Blue The toothpaste was launched in a much groovy and ‘electric’ way.. sans the hoo-la-hoo of boring speeches. To prove the authenticity of this product, the organizers had arranged testing tables for us to try …

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Quirk up your Planner – Letternote.com

June 9, 2014
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For those who think that a blogger’s life is chilled out, full of leisure and tension-free work environment; then you are absolutely wrong.  Not to forget the fact that most of us have a full time job as well! There is something about blogging that keeps us stay awake even at wee hours, trying to work up a blog post or edit a vlog post; with hopes that you our readers/followers will appreciate it. This blog post is not about pouring my heart out (on behalf of fellow bloggers) about the hardships challenges a blogger faces, but why staying organized becomes a top notch priority. Being your own boss is a blessing. But if you don’t take the boss in you seriously, it might affect the work log that you have around as a blogger. In today’s technologically advanced time, Android has become our world and Google Play Applications our secretaries to trainers. When you have a 9 to 6 job and a passion to freelance at the same time, forgetting important notes, meetings and deeds becomes a daily issue. What if you can keep your notes yet not look like a nerd? Well, I am talking about the quirkiest stationary store in the market.. Letternote. Their wide range of colourful and eclectic stationary will make even a non-planner start scribbling some notes. Priced at a nominal rate, I absolutely loved the quality of their products. The first time I stumbled upon www.letternote.com, what really caught my eyes were the lovely prints that they have to offer. With a twist of Indian tadka, letternote’s stationary collection is artistic and apt for those who just can’t do with boring grey diaries. If you are one hell of a busy person and yet believe in keeping yourself and your work stationary as …

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ZA True White Day Cream {Beauty}

May 16, 2014
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We are all familiar with Shiseido, aren’t we? And when I heard that they are launching a special skin care line called ‘ZA’, I had to scribble down some beauty notes. Personally, I am not that big on beauty products. But skin care is something I am bound to obey and follow up. When I was approached to review a ‘Whitening cream’, I felt repelled. I am one of those people who will never ever promote skin fairness products. But when I went through the press note, this product didn’t seem like a ‘fairness cream’ but more of a helping you get-rid-of-blemishes cream. March-April-May is the crucial spring/summer time when your skin goes berserk trying to adjust with the crazy weather. Not to forget, that this year Delhi has received quite an amount of unusual rains. My skin being a combination type usually becomes hard to manage in such seasons. In desperation, I gave into trying a lot of products and surprisingly Za turned out to be the winner!  My Experience The consistency might seem thick, but when you apply the cream on your face it dissolves in no time and does not leave behind a sticky skin issue. The cream is quite light and can be the perfect summer moisturizer (might vary from skin to skin). Likes Dissolves into the skin with ease Light on skin (even in harsh summers) Reduces blemishes Perfect moisturizer SPF20-PA++ (A must in summers) Broad jar for easy access Mild fragrance Stays on for 8-9 hours Dislikes Patience for at least a month to see the results. Blessing in disguise, but worth it! Availability in India. Rating Value for Money : 3.5/5 Quality : 4.5/5 Quantity : 4/5 Results : 4/5 Usage : 2 months approx. (daily application) About Za is a cosmetic brand …

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Keep Calm and Take a #Selfie

April 8, 2014
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Anybody and everybody who is on the social network knows what a #selfie is! Not just that, but each one of us has been a *victim* of taking selfies. Yeah! Victim. Because now, taking our own pic(s) innumberable times in an hour-day-week-month has been *diagnosed* as a syndrome. Don’t believe me? Just google up ‘Selfie Syndrome’ and learn for yourself.  But heck! Will we stop taking selfies? What will our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc….. feeds update then? A *sheepish* NAAAAAAH! Recently, this syndrome got bigger and maybe better. In January, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie with stars like Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Jared Leto became famous world wide. It was every-friggin-where on the news and of course our social network.  This *Group Selfie* bug soon found it’s way into Bollywood. Don’t believe me? Let’s check out some examples, shall we? #GroupSelfie the #BOLLYWOOD style Kunal Kohli | Mandira Bedi | Shahrukh Khan  Shahrukh was quick enough to arrange a selfie next. Although this one was not that big a ‘celebrity’ selfie, but oh well SRK covered it all. I wonder what’s with his catty eyes?  Kalki Koechlin | Koel Purie | Deepika Padukone The pouts never suffice. Sigh! Sonakshi Sinha | Tanisha Mukherjee | Kajol | Jaya Bachchan  Now this one came in as a surprise. Never seen these four ladies together ever, and look how happy they look in this photo. Selfie a friendship bond-er eh? VJ Andy | Karan Johar | Kirron Kher | Malaika Arora Khan | Bharti  Singh | Amitabh Bachchan If Jaya Bachchan can do it, why will Amitabh Bachchan stay behind? Even if it means posing at the finale of a reality tv program.  Preity Zinta | Rani Mukherjee | Manish Arora | Urmila Matondkar The old (accept it now!) beauties of Bollywood. Sigh! Nargis Fakhri …

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Beauty : Sexy Back – A No Show!

January 27, 2013
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‘I wish I had opted for my hair removal!’ ( by Gillette Satin Care way!) What is the biggest turn off? When you invest months of devoted time for that perfect one day, and everything just falls apart? Well I had such a moment which not only ruined a memorable day for me, but opened my eyes to avoid such disasters in future. WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED? It was my best friends wedding, the one with whom I had shared kindergarten, schooling and tuitions. We had done a lot of day dreaming during school life, giggling and excited to grow up to live up that moment! Being the bridesmaid I got myself a semi backless lehenga made. Did religious rounds of all the shopping hubs of Delhi to perfect the look in every possible manner. And the D Day arrived. Excited as I can get, could not wait to flaunt that “sexy back”, not to forget I sweated hard in Aerobics classes to get that perfect back! THE DISASTER REASON : I was all set when the biggest mistake of my life happened following this conversation I had with a mutual friend : Friend : So, you wearing a semi-backless lehenga to her wedding? Me : Yeah! *Doing a joyful dance in my head* Friend : Hope you have done the necessary to get that sexy back right! Me : Wdya mean? (puzzled me) Friend : Well you know, get a wax done to remove any hair followed by moisturizing massage. Me : OMG! I quickly called up my local boutique and got the appointment for a back waxing treatment. THE DISASTER! The painful procedure of removing hair by waxing was surely troublesome, but ANYTHING for that perfect look! In my quick decision consciousness I forgot that there is something called “patch test” before …

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