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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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The Devotion of Suspect X – Book Review

May 27, 2012
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When I first held this book in my hands, I was glued to the captions, the remarks, and the introduction to The Devotion of Suspect X Novel. The caption says “THE JAPANESE THRILLER PHENOMENON – 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD” Seriously? Is it that good? The back cover headlines say “Read the book that sold over 2 million copies in Japan and became a nation obsession! To make it more interesting, it has been converted into a movie as well. The introduction reads : Yasuko lives a quite life, a good mother to her only child. But when her ex-husband appears a her door without warning one evening, her comfortable world is shattered. When Detective Kusanagi of the Tokyo Police tries to piece together the events of that night, he finds himself confronted by the most puzzling, mysterious circumstances he has ever investigated. Nothing quite makes sense… An introduction so mysterious, suspicious and full of meaty plot surely gives an adrenaline rush. Without even having a second thought you run through the pages to get started. The story has been written in simple English, which can be read by an intermediate English reader.The plot well spread. Each chapter focuses on certain phase of the happening in the story around particular character(s) at a time.This helps a reader understand the story with ease, without any confusion, making them grasp the emotions and depth of the on going story.The impact of the on going happenings in the story, let you connect all the small pieces. This kind of understanding leaves a very good impression on the readers, and they are able to recollect what they read later as well. Each character has a very strong role in the story, and you just cannot side line any one of them.The expressions of the characters in …

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Mother’s Day with Vodafone!

May 6, 2012
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How do I go about making a special MOTHER’S DAY more special with the power of Vodafone? Well here is an *IMAGINARY* MOTHER’S DAY WITH VODAFONE!  (I hope to make this dream come true some day :)) 8:00 a.m. :Woke up in the morning after a stressful working week.No time to hit the gym, as today is Mother’ Day, and I have special things planned up for the day. 😀 But I do have time for a quick cardio workout.So I switch on my Vodafone super fast 3G Internet and check out a quick video on YouTube!! (video courtesy sparkpeople.com) 8:30 a.m. : As I come out freshened up and ready for the next deed, my mom comes and hugs me, carrying a bouquet of roses and exotic chocolates I ordered online via my Vodafone 3G Internet!! (website : rajdhaniflorist.com) 8:35 a.m. : Now I need to quickly create special Breakfast for my mother. I Google up the recipes keeping my mother’s choice in mind. (website : culinaryarts.about.com) 9:00 a.m. : Made an amazing breakfast of omlette, cheesy chicken triangles, Orange smoothie and some freshly baked muffins. Mom absolutely loved the start.She is all excited and charged up for the day, so am I ^_^.But before I move on further, I quickly add caption “Mother’s Day Special” to the breakfast snap I took  on Picasa, and it is ready to go on social networking sites. ^_^ (image : annbeanmansion.com) 9:30 a.m. : Time to go to run some errands.And suddenly the Vodafone Astrology alert pops up…Saying I will have a wonderful time with friends and family this weekend. ^_^ YAY  (image : http://adsoftheworld.com) 11:00 a.m. : Errands complete, now I am ready to chillax before meeting up a friend over coffee.Suddenly I realise YIKES I don’t have a party dress for the everning 😐 …

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WEEK 1 : TANGERINE TANGO – “Tangerine All Day Long!!”

April 22, 2012
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Wow!What an amazing Tangerine Week I had. Made new fellow blogger friends, got an award here and explored lots of TANGERINE. Hence, I bring to you the 3rd and last post of  TANGERINE TANGO WEEK. Tangerine All Day Long, featuring the 3 different outfits, all dipped in Tangerine FEVER….!! Presenting to you the 3 looks. LOOK 1 : TANGERINE BEACH WEAR When you have an early morning beach  hang out with your girls, wear this tangerine outfit, with hues of orange, sea breeze and dash of TANGERINE. LOOK 1 : TANGERINE CONCRETE JUNGLE WEAR When you have an office to run, but don’t want to wear the boring monochromes, why not add little Tangerine effect to your wardrobe. With lots of Tangerine and earthy colors, bring out the Fashionable Office Diva in you. 😉 LOOK 1 : TANGERINE RICH AND FAMOUS WEAR After a tiring yet fun Tangerine day you have a Red Carpet Gala Event to attend, and TANGERINE FEVER is yet not over….Go for this Fusion of Tangerine and Fuchsia.The two infused give a Glamorous, Feminine and Diva look 😉 So these are my 3 outfits to have a TANGERINE ALL DAY LONG FEVER!! Hope you enjoyed my Tangerine Week. I am all ready with my Week 2 theme. Any Guesses? Hint : They try to make me go to Rehab, but I say NO NO NOPE!! 😉

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WEEK 1 : TANGERINE TANGO – “Custom made outFIT”

April 16, 2012
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The name TANGERINE has been derived from an adjective meaning “Of or pertaining to, or native of Tangier, a seaport in Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar” and “a native of Tangier.” Zesty Tangerine as called in VOGUE …. This color surely is a head turner.This Summer Spring Collection has seen shades of Tangerine doing the rounds.This color not only makes a woman look ultra glamorous but also brings out the electric edge. Tangerine can dazzle up a monochrome or balance the 2nd current trend “NEONS” and still make a female shine high under the summer sun. So this week, I am dipping my fingers in color TANGERINE. This first post from the collection is my CUSTOM MADE OUTFIT SHOWCASING TANGERINE!! Since Peplum is HOT ITEM currently (will be in the coming series) I thought of giving an Orange Hue to it to bring out the vibrant plates. Second I teamed this OH-SO-VIBRANT Peplum skirt to a dark tone of Violet to balance the look, and highlight the skirt more. I added Kate Spade New York Statement Necklace to it, it is a wonderful necklace with pearls, yellow stones and gold chunky pieces.It goes really well on the Violet background. Since the Tangerine color is an electrifying color, I thought of pairing it up with the electrifying Alexander McQueen Geometric Pumps. The first time I saw the Temperly Golden Clutch I just fell in love with it.If you want to know visually the meaning of Glamorous….it is this clutch GLAMOROUS = TEMPERLY GOLDEN CLUTCH!! And not to forget the OH-SO-CUTE Risa’s Orange Octopus Cocktail Ring.Isn’t it just so cute? ^_^  So this is my TANGERINE OUTFIT. More coming this week on TANGERINE TANGO….. stay tuned 😉 P.s. Your comments and critical analysis are valuable to me.Do post what you have to say about this post. …

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Happy St. Patrick’s “Green” Day

March 17, 2012
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After Such a long time…..Hello everyone!!I have been so busy and lazy (both “giggles”) lately that I am not getting time to invest my love “BLOG”. But not to fret…I am back again 😉 This time with lots of stuff for you guys in store (A Giveaway too maybe) But for now I am here to wish you all a VERY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Although it is not famous here in my country (INDIA) but for my blogger friends across the globe mwah. Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig (The Festival of Patrick Day)) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemoratesSaint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. – source : Wikipedia Since it is the day to wear and feel GREEN. I thought why not do a post look made only of color GREEN? 😉 I have custom corrected every thing in hues of green…to make the look custom made for St. Patrick’s Day only! You can team up a VINTAGE POLKA DOT BLOUSE…along with high waisted ULTRA DARK GREEN PANTS……you can wear PASTEL BROGUES and contrast it with NEON SATCHEL BAG! And to complete the look you can wear an ASOS PASTEL GREEN AND GOLDEN WATCH. Bring out the green in you this St. Patrick’s Day and go ECO-DIVA!! Once again HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU ALL. Pst…. Special Post coming up tomorrow for Hair Care and More Psst…Something grand is brewing up lately in my cauldron for you guys…Will be out by the end of this month. So…WHAT OUT! ^_^

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Down the Road – Book Review

March 6, 2012
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28 Campus Tales by 16 Authors!! This the first interesting line to catch your eyes.Edited by Ahmed Faiyaz and Rohini Kejriwal, the book “Down the Road” is a collection of  28 Campus Tales by 16 Authors.If this is not enough to read, the book provides 2 essays on Campus, Fiction on Campus by Sonia Safri, and Bollywood on Campus by Aseem Rastogi. When I first laid my hands on Down the Road, I for sure had a quick flashback of my childhood memories.This was a reason good enough to indulge myself reading this book religiously from page to page. When I flipped through the content of this book, I was more than assured of the flashbacks I will have of my childhood while reading these stories. This medium thick book is a mixture of emotions, all combined in this bundle of papers.There are moments of sweet memories, sometimes remembering your childhood’s bitter moments,sometimes laughing on an old joke or just sighing over the days…Gone with the Wind. The first feeling of butterflies, when that someone “suddenly” special passing by you, or coming in your vicinity.The newly developed feelings of having a crush on someone.The biggest sorrow being a teenager, Heartbreaks! This brings down few very tangy memories, which are both sweet and sour. Reading Down the Road by Ahmed Faiyaz, I remember my 1st every crush in life.The mixed emotions of happiness, nervousness and fear all jumping in my belly as if having a circus. Suddenly this puppy love become serious.You have heartbreaks, cheats, gossips, the hot buzz and rumors.Some are to laugh at, some are to gross at, and some become history.The feelings are multiple but the heart is one.All this has been well said in Rishi and Me by Ira Trivedi.The feeling of being loved and feeling special, the hatred of being cheated …

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Ho Ho Ho Kalapalette is here!!

December 24, 2011
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Merriest Christmas to everyone and anyone across the globe. Have loads of cookies and milk, hope you all get loads and loads of gifts. Well, to make it all even merrier I am also having 1…3 giveaway on my blog. ^_^ Yes you heard it right….  3 FRIGGING GIVEAWAYS!! For all those fashionable divas I am bringing this Hand made STRAND OF PEARLS Necklace…That to in your desired color ^_^ Just fill up the Rafflecopter and I hope you win. ^_^ In addition to this Pearl Necklace I am also going to send a hand written note.Yay 😀 And the biggest thing….THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL. YAY!!! /*{literal}{/literal}*/ a Rafflecopter giveaway <a href=”http://rafl.es/enable-js”>You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>.

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My 1ST GIVEAWAY !!

September 28, 2011
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*The giveaway is given at the end of the post ^_^ Don’t forget to enroll* Oct is almost their..and I am so excited because October is going to be a FESTIVAL MONTH. Yay!!For all those who do not know well let me explain a bit about it to you : First we have Durga Puja Festival which is starting from 2nd of October and will be happening till 5th of October.It is the worshipping of Goddess Durga.4 days of great food and worshipping ^_^ Huge Durga Idols are made of earthy goods and worshipped under big tent houses called Pandal. We get to enjoy Lavish special festival food.This is a non-veggie platter called “THALI” During this week in the southern part of INDIA is celebrated Navratras meaning 9 auspicious nights. 9 nights of traditional dance,food and fun which happens late till the wee hours of the night.People wear traditional clothes full of colors and dance with two wooden sticks in hands all night in groups. People playing dandiya the traditional dance carrying wooden sticks in their hands. The traditional Dress of Garba Dance After this comes Dusshera.This is to embark the killing of evil Rakshas (monster) of Lanka (which is Sri Lanka now) by Lord RAMA. This day is the end of Durga Puja which is done by submerging the idols into the holy rivers and praying the goddess to visit them again next year.The submerging in river is done in a belief that the goddess will reach her resting place from a portal inside the river bed. On the other hand, the celebrations of the victory of good over evil is done by burning a paper mached idol of the evil king RAVANA. These idols are filled with crackers inside.The sight is totally mesmerising And then comes my favorite part…DIWALI …

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