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5 Magical Winter Skincare Rules

January 31, 2017
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The most challenging time of the year when our skin needs extra-extra care is the dry winter season. Most of my time goes in reapplying moisturiser on my skin to keep it at least moistened, if not hydrated. The challenge is to find a moisturiser which lasts longer on your skin, keeping your skin hydrated at all times. And that’s when, while passing through aisles of body lotions, I came across the bottle of Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion. I won’t lie, but ever since then, I have been using this Himalaya Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion extensively to moisturize my skin on a daily basis. The lotion spreads smoothly on my skin and just 2-3 squeezes are enough to moisturize my hands and feet entirely. The Hydra-Nutri balance and the goodness of Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ ensure deep hydration for extra dry skin. I use the lotion twice daily, so we are looking at a window of at least 12 hours hydration benefits. The fragrance is that of chocolate which makes me feel divine. The fragrance diminishes to a minimal note in an hour, and I absolutely love smelling of cocoa strongly in the initial stage of application. Moisturizing your skin regularly goes a long way in keeping your skin healthy and hydrated throughout the cold season, but there are some other factors too that helps in maintaining the peace of healthy looking skin permanently. BATHE ON A TIMER Who doesn’t love having a long hot bath during the winter season? At least I look up to a calming hot shower daily to unwind from the clutter of woolen layering throughout the day. Do not stay under the hot shower or inside a bathtub for more than 4-5 minutes as a longer bath strips the skin of …

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Contest : Just Herbs Giveaway

August 30, 2012
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I am super excited about Kalapalette turning ONE!! And to share my excitement I have collaborated with some amazing people to bring you all a reason to be excited. ^_^ I bring to you KALAPALETTE’S BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAY SERIES!! Yes you heard that right. And the 1st giveaway in the series is being sponsored by Just Herbs. KNOW JUST HERBS Just Herbs ™ is the embodiment of this new unique relationship between the old and traditional and the new and modern. Old, because we follow the Ayurvedic Bhaishajyas (texts) in all our formulations and new, because we bring you that ancient wisdom in a modern, ready-to-use form. We didn’t need a fancy name. Just Herbs ™ signifies what we stand for- simplicity and purity. All we use to create these formulations is ancient Indian wisdom and the purest of herbs and plant extracts. Experience this quintessential Indian simplicity of our name in the design of our labels, the shapes of our bottles and in our effective herbal formulations. THE IDEA Ayurvedic Bhaishajyas or texts dating back thousands of years tell us what plants and minerals can be used and how, to look and feel beautiful. We referred to those texts, chose and picked from the many herbs, spices, flowers , plant essential oils naturally occuring minerals and vegetable and fruit extracts  and infused them into contemporary beauty and spa rituals that we named Just Herbs ™. Our range rests on the basic Ayurvedic skin/body types ( doshas) and gently brings your skin to its own perfect balance without compromising on the purity of the ingredients that we use. We do not isolate them from the plants or their parts. Rather, we use extracts of the whole plant to derive the synergistic effect of the bioactive phytochemicals retainaing all their properties while …

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Shopping from JABONG.COM

June 20, 2012
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Who doesn’t like shopping? Well we all do. And in current times, it has become more merrier, as you can shop almost anything sitting in the comfort of your home. Gone are the days when you had to slave yourself up to go visit a shopping hub and “Search” for what you want. This comfortable shopping experience has just got better with JABONG.COM They have a huge variety of Shoes, Clothing, Sports, Bags, Jewellery, Accessories, Fragrances and Home & Living. They deal with major brands and have an ongoing Sale as well. Can anyone ask for a better option? Brands, Varieties and SALE all under JABONG.COM As jabong.com buzz is all around ,I thought of doing a little COMFORT SHOPPING myself 😀 There are so many options to chose from. Well I was looking for a good face wash for myself, as Delhi dust and humidity keeps my facial skin dirty, greasy and acne prone. Grrr Ofcourse there are many good face wash options to chose from. But I settled with something I didnt expect to find and buy either :p (You see the power of online shopping?) Live Cell Cleanser Complete by Living Proof! For the record, I ordered this product around 10:30 in the morning, before stepping out for my meetings. In the eve around 6 when I returned back home, my mom told me you have received a parcel. And I was like 😮 OMG!! Their service is so super duper fast. Well maybe because they reside in the NCR, but still. I was absolutely impressed. Although I did receive around 4 calls throughout the day from various customer care executives of Jabong inquiring about my product, confirming my product, taking a survey and what not. Phew! But oh well, the delivery was super fast 😀 The product says : Beautiful skin begins with healthy …

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Crabtree and Evelyn Heaven!

June 6, 2012
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While wandering the high street of DLF Select City Saket, I was taken over to a shop in one corner, which to me seemed like yet another unknown cosmetics brand. But when I entered the premises, I thought I had entered paradise.I was in Crabtree and Evelyn Store, DLF Select City, Saket. Well, to be pretty honest, I had never heard about this brand, until now. I was awestruck by the soothing color splashes on delicately crafted collection, the infusion of thousands of perfumes, all providing a deep spa transit for my nostrils, and when I actually tried their hand care range, I was in love with my hands. (Like love at first sight) :p What the company says ? Founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey, Crabtree & Evelyn has evolved from a small, family-run business – specializing in fine soaps from around the world – to an international company, well known and respected for its original fragrances, luxurious toiletries, gourmet foods – and gifts for those who enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle. Long before the natural and wellness movement became popular, Crabtree & Evelyn was wholeheartedly embracing the riches of the natural world, introducing product ranges made with fruit, flower and plant essences. We are dedicated to creating products and gifts that transform the ordinary rituals of daily life into extraordinary pleasurable experiences, and deliver upon our goal of Preserving A Fine Tradition ®. The products are absolutely amazing. The first use only makes you feel and see the difference. They have various product ranges dedicated to a particular ingredient, or perfume.To be pretty honest, I loved all of them, but I still have few of my favorites 😀 They have wide variety of special therapies for your body, well they are a double treat actually, with all those aromas, it provides aroma therapy as well. One …

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Pamper Hamper Giveaway

June 3, 2012
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I am so happy to announce that I have collaborated with ALOE VEDA, to host a giveaway on my blog.Well we all love to pamper ourselves, don’t we? And if we infuse in aroma and herbal effects, the pampering becomes merrier. And I know all you beauty divas love getting pampered.So I bring to you PAMPER HAMPER GIVEAWAY , sponsored by Aloe Veda. But before I reveal to you how and what you can win, let me introduce you to the Aloe Veda Range. ALOE VEDA is a premium range of personal care products inspired by Aloe Vera and Ayurveda. It has a suite of outstanding products that blend together the goodness of the wonder plant Aloe Vera, the secrets of the ancient science of Ayurveda, Healing Natural Herbs and Essential Oils blended with cosmetic grade natural and man-made carriers in a functional form for daily use products such as Bathing Bars, Shampoos, Hair Conditioners, Hand Washes, Face Washes, Body Washes, Moisturizing Creams, Aloe Vera Skin Gels, Hair Oils, Body Butters, Sunscreens and Hand & Body Lotions. Each product is highly functional and a combination of art, nature and technology brought together to give you an unique and next generation wellness experience. Aloe Veda is brought to you by Aloe Veda Personal Care, a Chennai-based wellness company. GIVEAWAY There will be 7 winners in total.  2 winners will win a BUMPER PAMPER HAMPER 5 winners will win a SINGLE PAMPER HAMPER BUMPER PAMPER HAMPER includes : Soaps, Lip Balms, Shower Gels, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Oil and much more. SINGLE PAMPER HAMPER will include any one single product you can chose from their products collection. All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter widge. There are 2 mandatory things you need to it, and rest will grab you extra points and chances of …

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