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Quirk up your Planner – Letternote.com

June 9, 2014

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

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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SUREKHA JAIN SS’14 Collection

May 4, 2014

Surekha Jain – Spring Summer 2014 Collection Highlights Colors – Plum, Thistle, Rose, Hot Pink, Light Rose, Squash Yellow, Banana Yellow, Raincoat Yellow and Ivory. Silhouettes – Kaftans, Sheer Saree Dresses, Hand Embroided Lehenga and Kurti Shirts. Summer Prints – Chikankari, floral, Aztec and digital water color prints. SUREKHA JAIN is an international couturier who designs dream collections that blend with perfection into Eastern mystique and Western cutting edge living. Her skillful combination of global chic with the great Indian treasure trove of embroidery and textures has won her many die hard patrons.  She is a self taught designer who has associated with and created for some of the most exclusive luxury labels of international standards. Surekha is no stranger to the fraternity of fashion. She has dressed international celebrities and been part of couture globally. Over the years she has specially developed a relationship with two powerful British leaders Cherie Blair and  the late Margaret Thatcher. At Surekha Jain it is not just the bride but the bridesmaid, mother and sister who can discover their own wedding look. Inspirational embroidery, evolved silhouettes and a very western color palette come together to create an understated bridal collection for the elegant bride.  From occasion wear to the bridal trousseau, the designer has also houses a luxury range of soft linen hat can be gifted to the bride for her new home.  Hand tucked quilts, cushions, throws, embroideries and embellished cushions, come together to create a Cordon Bleu collection to gift to the newlyweds. Visit her store Surekha Jain | 312 | DLF Emporio | Vasant Kunj | New Delhi ——————————————————————————————————— And now, for the winner of SammyDress.com giveaway. Thank you all for participating and making this giveaway a huge success. Since all of you were fair on your part, picking one …

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Iraya – A 100% Natural Story {Beauty}

April 30, 2014

When we talk about going all Ayurveda, being close to nature and only applying *natural products*, do we really mean it? Of course, apart from the usual home packs that we create, or in my, what my grand mother suggests as being ‘organic’; the products that we buy in plastic bottles… are they really natural? You might want to do a background check on that jar of bottle again! Unlike other Indian brands that claim to be natural, but are in someway or the other chemically enhanced; Iraya is one such stand alone brand which really means what they claim to provide. I was recently invited to check out their Delhi store, which is located at The Promenade, Vasant Kunj. Right now as I am scribbling my blog about it, I am wearing one of their 100% natural face pack that needs to be refrigerated at all times. Not only it soothes out all the skin burns exposed throughout the day, it guarantees to leave behind a lightly moisturized skin (thank god for that!), that does not cry out for another dose of moisturization right after the application. These masks are made from finest natural sources including freshest flowers, freshest fruits and vegetables all mixed with absorbent clays for deep cleansing, toning and to rejuvenate the skin. Sweep away the dull and tired skin this summers as Iraya’s Fresh Masks reveal your brighter and smoother complexion.These perfectly blended fresh masks incorporate unique textures and colors, that need to be refrigerated and has expiry date of 2 weeks. About IRAYA The Iraya brand of beauty and wellness products was launched in 2006 by Sadatan Pure Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. Sadatan has been manufacturing and exporting beauty and wellness products for over 20 years in highly evolved beauty markets like France, Italy, Russia …

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Celeste Chocolate Boutique {Food Review}

April 21, 2014

I am a chocoholic. Period! Gimme chocolate anytime of the day and night, in any amounts and any flavor; I will still savor it the same way with gluttony. A few days back I was invited for a ‘Chocolate Tasting’ event. Now when I say chocolate tasting, it means trying out different types and makes of chocolates… and only chocolates. Nidhi Bhageria, the founder of Celeste Chocolate boutique, had an intense sugar rush event planned up for us. Her passion for chocolates could be seen in her enthusiasm to share her boutique’s wide platter. And not just chocolates, but they have wide variety of salty delights as well. Expressing in words won’t do any justice to what we experienced at this event. Which is why I will let the photographs do all the talking. Take a look! The Chocolate Heaven The Decor The Gift Packaging Something Gourmet About Celeste Chocolates Celeste Chocolates has been at the forefront of the gourmet chocolate business in India specializing in handcrafted chocolates available in premium range for every occasion including Valentine’s Day, Diwali, Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays and any other Occasion. Inspired by the legendary chocolatiers of Belgium, France, Switzerland and the USA, celeste nurtures the long-cherished tradition of excellence – so that the great taste, exotic flavor and beautiful presentation of each Celeste product make it a unique creation and a cut above the rest  The premium chocolate offering cares the chocoholic’s palate with refined flavor and forge a sweet bond that often lasts a lifetime. The bouquet of superior-quality gourmet chocolates and unique gift boxes are designed to feature the tradition of perfectionism nurtured at Celeste. Celeste procures the finest quality of ingredients and indulges in exciting combinations flavors such as Chilly chocolates, Lavender truffles, Kaffir Lime chocolates, Raspberry pink pepper truffles and Chai chocolates …

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Sammydress International Giveaway

April 18, 2014

The Summer Wishlist We just can’t get enough of much shopping. I am giving you one more reason to make your  ‘shopping wish list’! WIN SHOPPING WORTH $25 Their will be 1 WINNER (International Giveaway) The format of choosing the winner will be disclosed 2 days before the giveaway ends. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to win? 1. Like SAMMYDRESS & KALAPALETTE on Facebook. {Mandatory} 2. Follow SAMMYDRESS & KALAPALETTE on Twitter. {Mandatory} 3. Visit www.sammydress.com and tell us your summer wishlist. Share the links in the comment section below. {Mandatory} 4. Follow us on Instagram {Brownie Points} 5. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. {Brownie Points} 6. Tweet ” Win @SammyDress #giveaway #hamper on #Kalapalette –> http://tinyurl.com/ljsclys “ This international is giveaway, and anyone across the globe can participate! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mention your name, email id, country 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 3rd May, 2014. The winner will be announced on 5th May, 2014. BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE! 😉 * The prizes will be delivered by Sammydress 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 your address in case you win.

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Keep Calm and Take a #Selfie

April 8, 2014

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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AN ODE TO THE BREAK UP!

February 13, 2014

The season of LOVE is here. For those who are madly in love are busy planning out a memorable day (as if the other 364 days of the year ban you from such a feeling), and for those who are single are always questioning WHEN and HOW? Well, amidst all this, we forget to live the life that we have. Breakup can be a terrible experience, but it is also the end to one sad tunnel, and the beginning to a new chapter of your life. This post is dedicated to all those who have had a breakup in life. It is just a part of your amazing life, don’t ruin your moments over something which is very small, rather look up to something that will bring a smile on your face. Styling : Apurva Saxena Photography : Rashmi Nair Model : Manubhav Bag & Shoes – Lacoste  Shirt – The Collectives White Denims – Calvin Klein Jeans  Polo shirt and Duffle bag from Lacoste “Thought I couldn’t live without you It’s gonna hurt when it heals too Even though I really love you I’m gonna smile cause I deserve to Quickly I’m learning to love again All I know is I’mma be ok”  ― Leona Lewis

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Vért – Fresh and Handmade {Beauty}

January 27, 2014

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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FACES Canada unveils Crystal Sandy Nail Lacquers

December 26, 2013

While everyone is dipping red and shimmer these holidays, FACES CANADA is prepping up to launch a more exotic range of nail paints. Presenting to you, a sneak peak of Crystal Sandy Nail Lacquers, that do much more than just the name and shades. This range promises to give you the feel of sand. Eight shades ranging from vibrant coral to shimmery black.  I personally was quite surprised by their Beach Theme, trying to connect the theme with these holidays. Well, the answer was quite satisfactory though! Because this time of the year witnesses the maximum exotic vacations it is quite evident that they mean coastal regions too. Hence, the theme. Take a look at their collection sneak preview and store feature : Press Release : FACES COSMETICS  unveiled the latest ULTIME PRO SAND COAT nail lacquers at their flagship store in GK-1, M Block Market. The collection of 8 mesmerizing shades was launched over an event where the guests were treated to an extraordinarily magnificent nail makeover by “Nail Spa by Gurpreet”. Ultime Pro SAND COAT collections is a fun nail accessory that gives a sand grain like texture to your nails making it a perfect choice for modern day divas.It imparts a 3D effect to the nails that dry to a surprising matte finish giving a sugary sand feel.  The Ultime Pro SAND COAT nail lacquer palette is inspired by the flaky finish of the sand texture. The collection is crafted for festive winter & autumn hues; the color selection is the portrayal of the 2013-14 color trends. The product names are inspired by international delights (deserts) particularly for their color. Store :  FACES CANADA,  M 25 A, M BLOCK MARKET, GK – 1 NEW DELHI – 110048

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