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Go BIGO Live And Earn Money

May 31, 2017
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We all are aware of the ongoing ‘LIVE’ streaming trend that’s catching up with almost everyone who is on the digital social front. While Facebook and Instagram offers seamless streaming experience for viewers and an easy-to-operate going LIVE option for those who entitle towards being a part of this digital trend. As must as the idea is enticing, all the efforts that go behind going live goes waste as soon as you go offline. Of course, it gives you leverage in terms of digital presence, being notified about to your friend list and also gaining you some followers if you opt going live from your business page. But what about earning anything out of it? NADA! BIGO LIVE is a mobile-broadcasting app available for both Android and iOS users, letting users live-stream and watch real-time performances, interactions and podcasts by broadcasters anytime of the day. BIGO LIVE, through real-time interaction and video streaming, allows users to live broadcast their talent and connect with their fans and other talented broadcasters as well as follow interesting broadcasters. The company recently announced the introduction of VLOG, a Video recording feature on its app at the India meet-up in Delhi.  BIGO LIVE boasts of over 100 mn registered users globally. So if you’ve got a unique talent that needs to be heard about, then BIGO Live is the platform for you. BIGO Live not only provides a platform for people to showcase their talent, but if one is good at it, BIGO also offers paid module so that the artists can earn while showcasing their talent as well. This great initiative to monetise real-time video broadcasting makes it possible for people across India and Asia, to share their talent from any small town to bigger cities of the zone. Talking on his maiden visit …

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India Meets India – Online Shopping For A Cause

November 16, 2016
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How many times do we come across overly-hyped handloom products in the market and complain about the fact that the sellers scrape out a big chunk of the production unit’s earnings, leaving the workers struggling to meet the ends? It’s not like we don’t try to look out for first hand purchases, but it often becomes difficult to meet the craftsmen, given their geographic locations. Keeping up with the national trend of the decade ‘Make In India’ and encouraging the consumers to do something for the needful not with charity, but with empowerment, INDIA MEETS INDIA is a collaborative that brings consumers and craftsmen together on one platform. Not only does this online portal tap into local regions across the nation to bring forward regional craftsmanship, but also engages with many NGOs to provide a livelihood to the families. For people who now vouch by Organic Food intake can find joy in purchasing locally produced organic foods which are readily available on India Meets India. Right from the basic pulses and masalas to pickles and jams, it is being sourced from communities like Kilmora (A brand promoted by Kumaun Grameen Udyog), NGO Products (affiliated by the Coconut Development Board of India) and Holy Cow Foundation; to name a few. Speaking about promoting the ‘Handlooms’ of India, India Meets India has collaborated with communities like Adults with Autism, Rural Migrant People, Geriatric Groups, etc to give them a platform to sell their traditional weaving cultures. Check out some of the ‘Must Have’ fashionable items one should definitely own from their catalogue : They also have a great variety of handbags, that match the versatility of Indian clothing. We featured one of their sling bags in our Chandi Chowk OOTD a while back. Overall, this is a one honest website that connects the artisans of …

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WHAT’S IN MY L’Occitane 40th ANNIVERSARY TRUCK?

October 24, 2016
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What do you do when a beauty brand gifts you something artistic and out-of-the-box (quite literally)? You take pictures, blog about it and show it to the world! L’Occitane, a name associated with fine beauty and bath products recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary in India. While the main celebrations took place in Aamchi Mumbai, the other parts of the country with their prominent stores too witnessed the enthusiasm over limited edition products and other great hampers! I too, obliged by the celebrations and visited L’Occitane Saket, Delhi to meet Mr. Aidan Goddard, CFO & COO – Asia Pacific and Mr. John Ho, General Manager – South East Asia; as they spoke volumes about the brand, its legacy and how impressed they are by the feedback they’ve received from the Indian consumers. Agreeing to the point that India now takes beauty very seriously and doesn’t invest in a product unless they are satisfied by its purity and results; be it a drugstore line or an ace beauty brand like L’Occitane itself. Given the fact that L’Occitane is all about bringing natural ingredients into good use, with minimal chemical introduction to the production, I have been quite convinced with the quality of this brand since quite a few time. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary with Indian Consumers, L’Occitane has also come up with a ‘Limited Edition’ collection of Hand Creams and a few other products. Luckily, I got a chance to take back few LE products from their range, apart from a cute L’Occitane truck that definitely needed a special feature for its artistic appeal. While I celebrate L’Occitane 40th Anniversary, I suggest that you visit the nearest L’Occitane store and grab a few LE hand creams since these are absolutely divine and pocket friendly as well! Also, if you plan on gifting something to your …

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Tribute to India Independence Day

August 15, 2016
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Call it an occasional adrenaline rush, but Indians feel the patriotic vibes real strong on four occassions – 1.Cricket Matches, 2. Amitabh Bachchan/Rajnikanth Movie Releases, 3. Republic Day & 4. Independence Day of India.   Just like any other country in the world, Independence Day brings with it a lot of emotions, historical memories and a feeling of pride, a feeling of independence. No matter what the controversies say about the theories that lurk around ‘India’s Independence Day’, it never dulls the feeling of being an individual with rights to keep your wings rise high to eternity. Everyone expresses their happiness in their own terms. Some get up early in the morning to listen to what our Prime Minister has to say about the growth of India as a country, some gather around to hoist the national flag in their areas followed by cultural programs and treats, some prep up their manjaas and colourful kites to let their kites fly high and a micro-mini population like me take up some inspiration from the Indian flag and two leading freedom fighters of our nation to create a lookbook of #Fashion!   Inspiration(s) 1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi The father of our nation needs no introduction. He’s the one who moved an entire country with its Satyagrah Movement and always believed in unity over everything. Although, I couldn’t find a khadi kurti (in 48 hours), I did take up the Windsor style eyeglasses of Mr. Gandhi as an inspiration. This style was first introduced in 1880 England and was witnessed as a great trend all the way till the early 1920s 2. Jawaharlal Nehru He was the first prime minister of India, he was the one who introduced ‘Nehru Jacket’s with mandarin collars in India. Although he preferred the traditional Achkan-Sherwani combination on a …

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Nazar by Indu Abbot | PUNE OOTD

August 1, 2016
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Their is something about the Indian silhouettes that brings out the beautiful-best in every woman. The grace by which each fabric is sewn to create an ensemble so enchanting, that you expect nothing but a sophisticated royal rendezvous with your inner self. With that, if you amalgamate the decades worth of experience of an artist, the results are no less than a fairytale in itself! So when I got the tickets booked for a week long experiential to Pune, I had to pack something royal for a lookbook shoot on the ruins of once extravagant ‘Shanirwar Wada’. Truth be told, I got intrigued by the whole story of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and my inner Deepika Padukone screamed for a feature, while I was busy hopping properties and testing wine at Four Seasons Baramati (features coming up). And this is when I was introduced to the world of ‘Nazar’ a fashion label by veteran designer Ms. Indu Abbot; who started her journey in the year 1990. The experience of a designer is well proven by the fact that they know their customer’s requirement and what will compliment them right from the first look itself. So much so, that Ms. Indu was able to hand-pick this beautiful Anarkali from her latest collection, even when I wasn’t able to visit her studio at Patel Nagar (Delhi) since I was having a time crunch and had to take a flight in no more than 12 hours time. The golden gota-patti work, breath-easy fabric, voluminous yet settling silhouette and the oh-so-beautiful Sharara definitely stole my heart away. Not going to deny the fact that quite a few people complimented my look while I was trying to find a spot on a busy Sunday (that place is crowded all week long) to get clicked. What I really liked about this …

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Bohemian Rhapsody in Mumbai – OOTD

March 15, 2016
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If you happen to be in Mumbai during the ‘winter season’ (and you belong to a colder region like Delhi) then all you need to do on your visit is soak up the warmth of the sun, put on some anti-tan lotion and feel boho! That’s exactly what I did in the month of January, when I was flown down to Mumbai to attend the launch of OPPO F1 smartphone. Post the media event, I took a mini break to experience the hospitality of The Resort and to bask in the glory of a beautiful beach. The Resort is situated in front of the Aksa Beach, which is quaint and much cleaner as opposed to the super-crowded beach life of Southern Mumbai (note : Juhu Beach & Bandstand). Now beachwear in India is a little different from the western world. We don’t get to flaunt a bikini (Mumbai is not eligible for even a sarong) and so the beachwear comes down to the breezy silhouettes in light fabrics. Forever21 in India is filled with a section that only speaks about bohemian flavours. Right from the earthy colour palette, fringe décors to the tribal embroidery and prints; one can find a variety of summer-friendly designs at F21. This Georgette midi dress in crisp white with minimal thread work is apt to keep the sweat away and makes one feel at leisure. So to keep up with my Bohemian spirit, I thought of doing an OOTD post and pose for the camera right on the Aksa Beach. Usually I either wrap up my hair in a bun, but for this added boho flavour, I decided to braid down my tresses in fine gypsy style. Now the look works apt in case you have long tresses, a beach to hit and don’t want the …

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Valentines Day Treats To Himself

February 11, 2016
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Articles getting churned out this week gotta be all about love. And by love I mean the mushy mushy couple love, because it is the time of the Valentine! But my agenda is slightly different from the general norm. I am celebrating, and giving reasons to celebrate, this week of love with not a partner; but yourself! Having already covered ‘Valentines Day Treats To Herself‘ in my previous feature, this one is dedicated to all the handsome dudes who have befriended solitude as their current hotness. Feel loved, lover boy! 1. Hit The Road Prolly something that every guy dreams of doing 24/7, is taking their automobile out for a drive. Either hit the highway to your nearest destination, or simply map out the country side for some sightseeing. Take it up with your group of friends, or go solo with your music list in check. Breathe in some fresh air and remember, YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE! 2. Attend A City Gig And do some ‘air head bangin’ moves while you’re at it. For the love of music and some alcohol on the side, google up the hot n’ happenin gigs this week in your city and book yourself an exclusive reservation. While committed men will be sipping soup over a romantic candlelit dinner, you’ll be letting yourself lose over some soul music and a bowl of cheese dripping nachos. 3. Get a Tattoo! Not the ones wherein your express the depressing solitude, or speaks about the memoirs of your ex’s history; but the ones that define your personality. Get inspired from Adam Levine or go David Beckham all the way, but get an ink to celebrate life! Note: You can try one of those temporary designs in case a tattoo still seems doubtful to you. This way you will realise if you …

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The Trunk Label Ft. FACES Party Kit

December 3, 2015
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The Trunk Label in association with FACES Canada has come up with a set of Limited Edition makeup and accessories kits, that have been designed for various occasions and colour palettes. This unique combination of makeup and accessory essentials is definitely a win win situation for those who are looking at a complete party solution! Like I mentioned earlier, each kit has been designed keeping in mind a certain theme and colour palette, with makeup products that will be apt to add on some colours and glamour to a basic makeup routine. The best part about this kit is that it is travel friendly and you just need your basic foundation, concealer and moisturiser to go about putting forward an addictive look! Oh! Did I mention that these kits have been curated by none other than but Bipasha Basu, herself? IT KIT 5 TRENDS in 5 ESSENTIAL KITS The 5 types of kits that have been curated by Bipasha are Scarlet Siren, Floral Darling, Pop Princess, Glam Goddess and Azure Mermaid IT Kits. Based on my skin colour and my everlasting love for gold glamour, I opted for their GLAM GODDESS It Kit. This kit consists of 4 makeup essentials along with 1 statement coins necklace from The Trunk Label. The total cost of the original merchandise is worth INR 3,220/- , but the kit costs only INR 2,500. FACES Glam On Colour Perfect Lipstick Shade – Bare Again Rich, vibrant and long stay colours, enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E. The shade stays put for a longer time and doesn’t melt down even in high temperatures. ORIGINAL PRICE – Rs. 549 FACES Glam On Perfect Blush Shade – Gold Dust High quality pigments with a smooth texture and stronger impression in just 2 strokes. The blush is perfect …

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What To Expect From Gillette Venus Razor?

November 17, 2015
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After spending an entire month (and a few extra days) trying out Gillette Venus for a smooth hair-free skin, I can confidently say that it’s been a smoother ride ever since! I haven’t touched the sticky wax neither have booked an appointment to get waxed ever since. For all those who have been following my blog, I have already shared a detailed blog post on my Experience of #SubscribeToSmooth challenge.  But then their are certain things that I wanted to point out when you plan on switching or at least trying Razor over your regular waxing experience. Razors For Beginners 1. Always invest in a razor which is meant for a woman’s skin. NEVER ever purchase a man’s razor, because it’s cheap. The man’s razor is harder in built and can leave bruises and cuts if used on your delicate skin. 2. It is always advisable to invest in a re-usable razor, which comes with detachable razor blades. But if you are first time user and would just like to give it a try, try out Gillette Venus’s disposable ones. 3. Don’t forget to purchase a shaving cream while you’re at it. It not only gives you an easier shaving experience, but it also leaves your skin feeling nourished and not ripped off its natural moisture post razor ritual. 4. Keep a towel to wipe your skin out post razor ritual. 5. Always use luke warm water to cleanse the skin afterwards. Harsh hot & cold water can damage the skin, since it takes a few minutes for it to close down its pores and come back to its natural shape. 6. DO NOT use your razor with anyone else. It is a matter of personal hygiene that can definitely not be taken lightly. About GILLETTE, the Brand I have …

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Metro Shoe Stock Market Brief

November 11, 2015
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What’s Metro Shoe Stock Market all about? Let me admit this, sales and festive offers definitely makes me feel pampered to the extremes. With so many offers running through the market, my last 1 week has been cray, surfing through endless categories of e-commerce webbies and letting my bank-balance strike some patakhas (lol)! Now, lately, I’ve been a fan of MetroShoes.net making our Wednesday woo’s merry, with their Wednesday Sale and the much cherished ‘Online Night Market’ since the last couple of weeks. So much so, that MetroShoes is leaving no stone unturned to make our festive spirit merrier. Yep, you heard that night. On the occasion of Diwali, MetroShoes.net is letting us indulge in some ‘Heels trading’ with their ‘Shoe Stock Market’ bonanza! Gone are the days of trading play-cards, it’s time to hit the ‘BUY’ button when the heels shine bright. Metro Shoes Shoe Stock Market Celebrating Diwali, metroshoes.net will see an entire day full of exciting offers on a wide range of footwear. What’s the fun part? On popular demand, the prices of the footwear will fluctuate throughout the day, giving the buyers a chance to try their luck and buy their favourites at best prices. Keeping up with the festivity, the ‘Shoe Stock Market’ offers will begin from 10:00 AM onwards. What to Expect? Some heart warming deals that will be a on come-&-go basis. No one knows how low the prices of the footwear will fall. It’s all about your instinct! But whatever the case be, MetroShoes is offering discounts on almost all of their categories, giving a reason to everyone to shop! Shoe Stock Market Tips 1. Keep your energy bars/jar of laddoos and a mug of coffee besides you at all times. 2. Keep surfing and adding the liked footwear to your cart. …

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