Birla Planetarium Chennai Review, Timings, Entry Fee, Images

Birla Planetarium Chennai Review, Timings, Entry Fee:

If you are looking to spend a whole day with your children in a smart way, Birla Planetarium Chennai should your choice. It is a no-nonsense place where you get to learn a lot of things related to science and technology. When you go to a mall, you have to spend a minimum of 100 bucks to get a coffee and you can estimate how much your shopping expenses will be even if you go with no idea of shopping. Chennai is full of beaches and there are few places like Birla Planetarium in Chennai which can feed your quest for knowledge when you are bored of visiting beaches.


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ViveksExpo2017 - Here is why you should not miss this Bigger and Better Expo

ViveksExpo2017 - Here is why you should not miss this Bigger and Better Expo:


Viveks, the famous electronics retail brand has come up with a sale called ViveksExpo2017 on the occasion of this Tamil New Year. Many people plan their high-end purchases in Tamil New Year as it is considered highly auspicious in Tamil Nadu. ViveksExpo2017 enables you to walk into their warehouse and buy your favourite electronic items in huge discounted price. I have visited the expo yesterday and was amazed at the huge number of items on sale. The expo houses more than 25000 products in a single place. The expo starts on 13th April and ends on 16th April. It is a very big event you should not miss. Read on to know more details about the expo.

Date: 

13th April 2017 - 16 April 2017, Time 10 AM to 9 PM.





From personal care item to mobile phones, you can find all the electronic items at the Viveks Expo. Hair dryers, laptops, mobile phones, printers, water purifiers, iron boxes, microwave ovens, OTGs, fridges, washing machines, Tvs, ACs, mixer grinders, cookers, grinders, air coolers and and many more products are available in offer price.

Highlights of the ViveksExpo2017:


  • Free entry
  • 44,000 sq.ft. expo
  • Fully Air-conditioned
  • More than 25,000 products
  • Products from more than 100 top national and international brands
  • Free gold coins and silver coins on April 14.
  • Offer - Buy now and pay from June*
  • Pay Rs.1 and take home AC/Fridge/Washing Machine*
  • Mega Exchange offer*
  • 0% interest up to 24 EMIs*
*Terms and conditions applicable.



Location:

2/850, Mugalivakkam, Main road, Manapakkam, Chennai.

People who know this area already can easily reach this place.

People who have never visited this area, let me tell you the easiest way. You can reach this place by car or call taxi easily.  If not, just go to Guindy. Take a share auto that is going to Porur and get down in Manapakkam Main Road. The share auto cost is Rs.15. From there, you can take an auto from the auto stand. It costs you Rs.50.

Or else you can take a call taxi from Guindy. It will cost you around Rs.100.


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April 2017 Fab Bag Review

April 2017 Fab Bag Review:

April fab bag has something to surprise you. It has compact powder from Sugar cosmetics. What more you need in a fab bag worth Rs.599? The bag is vintage floral printed one. I got one in pink color.  The theme of this month's fab bag is The Spring Fling which contains all the products you would love to use in this spring season. Come on. Let us see what are the products inside my April month Fab bag.


Exclusive 10% coupon code for 3,6 and 12 month subscriptions - PINK10

April 2017 Fab Bag - What's inside?

Before seeing the products, I have something exciting for you. You can get 10% discount when you apply the code PINK10 while booking 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions. Yes, it is our exclusive coupon code for just our readers.


  1. SUGAR As Nude As It Gets SPF 15 Compact full size
  2. sAND for Soapaholics Heavenly Dew Bathing Soap(Sample)
  3. Ayorma Radiance Glow Deep Exfoliator(Sample)
  4. Hedonista Fresh Face Scrub(Sample)

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How to do Facial at home Step by Step

How to do facial at home step by step?

In this article, one of contributors explain how to do facial at home step by step. Enjoy homemade facial without spending money in parlour. Either fortunately or unfortunately, we women happen to be too good at multi tasking. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often tend to ignore our physical and mental health. We are expected to be on our toes all around the clock. 


It is indeed a basic necessity nowadays amidst all the dust and pollution in our surrounding environment to pamper our skin with some facial and other skin lightening treatments on a regular periodic basis. And what is the easiest option that we have at our disposable? Yes, absolutely! Visit the most widely known and popular high-tech parlour. Well hold your horses, and thing for a moment. Apart from the exorbitant amount of money that you need to shell out from your pockets, is it really worth the money you spend purely on chemical based formulas, creams and serums?

Is there really another possibility to use something more natural and home based that doesn’t burn our pockets that much? Still wondering? Well, this article provides you some of the effective naturally available ingredients that you use and a get an awesome facial done right at home! Wow! Isn’t that simply superb!



Read further to know what kind of ingredients can be used for the different stages of homemade facial treatment.


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Deco window Curtains Review

Deco window Curtains Review:


Curtains not only helps to get you the required privacy but also to enhance the beauty of your home. Curtains are not just viewed as an ordinary element at home. They help you to make a style statement. Especially when it comes to your own home, we tend to invest a huge amount to buy stylish curtains. Not everyone can allocate a huge budget for curtains. Deco Window offers you high-quality yet stylish curtains within your budget. No more adjustments and compromises with deco window! You can buy beautiful yet affordable curtains from Deco Window.





Last week I ordered a total of 6 curtains from Deco Window. This is my third purchase from Deco window. I have already written about my first purchase here. Deco window has become my favorite brand when it comes to curtains. My first set of curtains which I bought in the year of 2014 still shines like new one. I am still using in my living room and master bedroom. You can have a look at the old one below.


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About Deco Window:

Deco window  (www.decowindow.in ) is from the house of one of the largest exporters in India – Jayanita Exports and this is the reason why all the offerings are great in quality with some good value for money. You can choose from a great range of curtain rods online, buy curtains online and even buy cushions online from their site. They even have a made-to-order solution for the curtains to suit the ranging sizes of your windows and doors.



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10 Latest Saree Trends - Latest designer sarees 2017

10 Latest Saree Trends - Latest designer sarees 2017:

Sarees are a real favorite of Indian ladies and are also featuring a great deal in the pages of latest fashion trends the world over. Sarees make you look gorgeous and dignified at the same time. If draped properly and supplemented by the right kind of jewellery, sarees can win you glances and hearts in every party or festival where you wear them. You can wear sarees in every occasion – some formal meeting or any informal gathering, wedding or office party. We are sharing here the latest saree trends in India - the designer saree designs which you will really love for sure.

10 Latest Saree Trends - Latest designer sarees 2017:

Latest saree Trend #1 - The Dupatta Saree:


These exquisite sarees are just a replacement for the lehenga that come in two pieces – a lehenga and a dupatta. With a matching choli, of course. In usual lehenga, the lehenga is first worn, and then the dupatta is draped over it. But in dupatta saree, the saree itself has dupatta which you can use it to cover your head or your shoulder itself. 

The dupatta saree highlights every curve that you possess and can accentuate the beauty of your waistline. You can wear the dupatta front to back or back to front, as you feel like. The pleats on the pallu created by the dupatta, should be narrow and hung loosely from the shoulder to look nice.



The dupatta saree is ideal for wearing in weddings and other traditional occasions, as the best dupatta sarees have heavy embroidery work throughout the saree including the dupatta. You can also have the dupatta adorned with patch work. This is the latest saree trend especially for the brides who wear dupatta saree during weddings.

The dupatta saree comes in a variety of fabric like silk, georgette, or satin. But the dupatta is usually made of chiffon. The colours of the two pieces may contrast each other. The choice of two bright colours, or one bright and one sober work perfectly to suit you in every occasion.

Latest saree trend #2 - Cape Saree to look terrific:

Want to look really glamorous and try the latest saree trend that is the favorite of many Bollywood stars? You may try wearing a bright and highly embroidered cape over your blouse. This gives a totally different look from your usual self. The way of draping the saree is the traditional way, with the pleats neatly done and the pallu hanging back from the shoulders. With the cape on your saree, you look highly glamorous. And you thought capes were worn by the Supermans and the Batmans from the children Superhero books. Check how beautiful Deepika Padukone is looking in this cape saree.





Traditionally capes are worn by ladies from the earlier generations and mostly woolen ones during the winters. Capes go very well with your traditionally worn saree, petty-coat, and blouse, mainly on ladies with a slimmer shape, as the cape tends to make you look bigger at your shoulders and bosom areas.

The typical capes worn with sarees are not the round ones, but the shorter version, that only cover the shoulders and are open in the front. You can wear them in contrasting colours with the saree or of the same tinge. The capes are mostly heavily embroidered and they make you look smart and elegant. If you can carry the cape styled saree, you can really be the most talked about the lady in the entire party. While the latest designer sarees are also coming with cape, the latest trend is to wear it with a saree with minimal design.

Latest Saree Trend #3 -  Readymade saree to make your life easier:


A readymade saree is a pre-stitched one, that you just need to tuck in your petty coat, with the Patli all done in nice pleats and so is the pallu. No wonder why this is one of the latest saree trends in 2017, the year no one has no extra seconds to spend in draping saree. Thus the saree is not a 5.5 meters or 6 yards long fabric that you need to drape. All you need to do is wear is like a skirt and you are now ready to walk into a party. Many of the latest designer sarees are readymade sarees now.



You look graceful in a typical party wear saree and nobody’s the wiser. This is a nice choice for those ladies who are not quite used to draping sarees but want to try them on on special occasions. You can opt for various colors, types of fabrics, and embroidery on the sarees. The readymade sarees are mainly made using heavily embellished material that can be easily worn in parties and social rituals.

The foreigners feel comfortable wearing these sarees as there is no risk of them coming undone in the middle of an ongoing celebration. The popularity of the traditional Indian saree has gone up in the West as a result of the introduction of the readymade saree. However, the blouse or choli needs to be worn separately.


Latest saree trends #4 - Half and half saree:


A half and half saree is mainly a saree created by fashion designers and dealt with by the boutiques. Most of the designer sarees are now half and half sarees as this is the latest trend in saree. They are actually two sarees, each cut into two halves and then stitched one after another. One part acts as the pleat, starting from the waistline, and the other starting where the pleats end and run to form the pallu. The blouse normally matches the part that remains in the pleats. The two sarees are so selected so as to contrast each other. The technique of draping the saree is normal.



At present, you will find hundreds of Indian women wearing half and half sarees on a regular basis, or on special occasions. They are not so expensive, that you can select to mix and match two sarees in any price range. However, sometimes these boutique–styled sarees are affixed zardousi or embroidered borders, that enhances the price a bit.

Sarees are going through tremendous innovations and these half and half sarees are a typical example of such introduction of innovative ideas.

Latest saree trends #5 - Butterfly pallu sarees:

Also known as the Bollywood style, following the use of the draping style by most of the leading ladies in Mumbai film world, the butterfly pallu sarees and their easy yet unique way of draping have become very popular. Sarees are universally accepted as a versatile attire, as you can wear a saree to work everyday and also wear them on very special occasions like wedding, office parties and religious festivals. Butterfly pallu saree is the latest saree trend in the year of 2017. There are so many designer sarees coming in butterfly pallu style.



The way of draping the saree is easy. You just need to take the pallu around the back and hang it loosely over your shoulders. You can wear any saree, any make any fabric and any design in this manner and create your very own style. However, the draping can be done best with a lighter saree like a chiffon, kota or silk one. The pallu is typically embellished with heavy needle work, giving the saree the look of a fluttering and happy butterfly. You may wear a butterfly pallu saree with a blouse that comes with deep cut design and stylish pattern.

Latest saree trends  #6 - Multi-colored Ready pleated saree:


A colourful saree, made for all ages and all occasions, the colour pleated saree looks smart and gleeful on you. The saree material is, in most cases, georgette or chiffon. The colours are actually multi-coloured prints that occur throughout the saree, in its pleat area as well as the pallu part. The saree is casual wear in most cases, but can also be a huge success in parties and office gatherings. These sarees, in most cases, are provided with matching blouse pieces. You can wear modern costume jewellery with the saree to take you to a different dimension.




You feel happy and your mind is set free when you wear multi – coloured pallu sarees. The best colour pleated sarees are hand printed with the most exquisite work by designers. These are also boutique styled sarees, the patterns of which come out of the designers and are unique in most cases.

Latest saree trend #7 - Lehenga saree:


An new introduction in the trend of sarees in India, the lehenga sarees is a mix of the traditional lehenga – choli and a designer saree. The portion of the saree around your waist is in the form of a lehenga. The upper portion or the pallu is formed out of a saree of same or contrasting colour and design. Lehenga saree is the new decade's latest trend.




The lehenga saree finds its origin in the craving of all such Indian and foreigner ladies who wanted to wear sarees but found it too cumbersome to drape one. The designer came up with a lehenga worn with a partial saree on it, giving it a very traditional and very much Indian look. You can have your very own tailored lehenga saree for your wedding or for someone close. The draping is easy, as you have to wear it like a skirt and zip it up on the side, and then wear the saree part as the pallu, leaving it hanging on your shoulders. The saree looks best with a designer choli and heavy traditional jewellery.


Latest saree trend #8 - Patli Pallu saree: 


These are very modern sarees, again born out of the designer’s wish to revolutionise and globalise the ethnicity of the Indian saree. Here, two sarees, similar or contrasted in colour matching are so stitched that one saree forms the first part that you start with tucking in your petty coat, and also forms the pallu part, while the other part forms only the pleat or the patli. The draping of this saree has to be done with extreme care, as the overlapping of parts will not look good. The blouse is most often made of the part of the saree that remains at the pleats.




This type of saree is the latest trend in saree designs which is quite common among office goers. However, the silk sarees are elegant enough to be worn in any special occasion. You can get the pallu part embroidered to give it a richer look. Worn with metal costume jewellery, these sarees can raise eyebrows in the social gatherings without a doubt.


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My experience with VLCC

Last week, I got to attend the bloggers meet #VLCCStyleStatements at VLCC, Aminijikarai Chennai. It was really a fun event with a discussion on skin care, hair care, skin and hair treatments offered by VLCC and a pampering session. We had an insightful Q&A session on various hair and skin related topics. While having the discussion, we were offered a very good foot massage that was quite relaxing. Being a busy mom, I was not able to spend time on such pampering sessions in the recent times. So, it was something which was really soothing and relaxing for me.


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Many people think that VLCC is primarily for slimming session. No, it is not.  Though VLCC provides one of the best slimming solutions in India, it is not limited to it. VLCC provides various services including Salon services, Laser & Dermat services in addition to slimming services.


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One more thing I really like about VLCC is they do not just provide temporary solution for any of your problems. If you go to VLCC for treating your hair fall, they do not just start the treatment right away. They sit with you and understand your lifestyle. They even have in-house doctors too. They find out the root cause and work on it too. After careful analysis only they start treating you. The same applies to skin treatment and slimming treatment. Since they address the root cause of the problem too, I find their solution to be permanent and not a temporary one.

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Answers from VLCC Experts for my questions:

As I said earlier, we had a discussion on various skin care and hair care related problems. I have asked the below 2 questions to one of the VLCC experts Mrs.Sushmitha Verma and Mrs. Madhu Sudha. Sushmita Verma is the Category Manager - Beauty for VLCC and Madhu Sudha is the Branch head of VLCC, Amijikarai branch.


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1. Do you have any treatment for premature graying?

Expert answer - No, there is no treatment available for premature graying. But we have to find out the root cause and work on it to solve. We should be tuned with the body to avoid premature graying.

2. I have heard some people saying that coconut oil darkens the skin. Is that true?

No, it is not true. Coconut oil is very good for skin. It is a natural moisturizer.


Some of the VLCC Services you should try:

Under Eye Treatment #1 - Derma Heal Eye Treatment:

Eye Filler treatment, exclusively formulated with innovative bio actives. It dramatically reduces the visible signs of ageing around eye area by instant wrinkle filling effect. 24 hour-lasting hydration improves skin texture and boosts radiance.


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Under Eye Treatment #2 - Visionergy:

An intensely concentrated treatment, Visionergy is engineered to tackle problems commonly faced in the eye contour area. Powered by a blend of potent actives, 3 combinative actions work holistically and penetrate deep into the skin to promote regeneration for an astounding skin transformation.

Visionergy minimizes and aids in addressing current superficial signs of aging while simultaneously performing at a deeper level to prevent the formation of future skin flaws. Skin feels plumper, firmer and denser to the touch and a natural luminosity emerges. A soothing action targets eye bags and puffiness to revitalize the entire eye area, smoothing out skin and giving the eye contours a minimized appearance of wrinkles and lines.

Vampire Facelift - For dull and sallow skin:

Maintaining glowing skin is hard work, but the much acclaimed Vampire Facelift ( A-PRP) Platelet Rich  Plasma(PRP)is  a  form  of  blood  plasma  taken  from  your  own  self  that  has  been enriched with platelets  and  growth  factors  and  applied  to  your  face  with  dermarloller.  This  encourages cellular  growth, stimulates  healing  and  imparts  a  youthful  appearance  to skin.  You  can combine it   with  other  treatments  like Chemical  Peels,  microneedling  with  radio  frequency, Dermarollers, Botox  andThreadlift  for  smooth  wrinkle free skin.


Location:

VLCC PH Road Centres,
No.323, Diamond Dune, Poonamallee High Road,
Next to Pachiappas College,
AminjikaraiChennai, Tamil Nadu 600029
India

Final Verdict:

For any hair, skin and weight loss solutions, you can definitely rely on VLCC to get permanent solution for your problems. You can also feel assured that you get the right treatment as they find and address the root cause of your problem. Check out VLCC Blog for more information.
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Famous types of Salwar Kameez in India

Famous types of salwar kameez in India:

A beautiful salwar suit teamed up with stunning accessories cannot be beaten by anything else. However, there is a common mistake that is done by most of the women is choosing incorrect type of salwar. You should consider your figure to choose the right salwar type for you.  The salwar you choose should complement your figure. In this post, we have shared the most popular types of Indian Salwar suits to help you out in choosing the right salwar type for you. 

Famous types of Salwar Kameez in India:

Straight-cut Salwar Suit:

When you are thinking of wearing that casual and comfortable happy – go – lucky type of appearance, try this style, where the kameez is a simple straight-cut. Any woman can try this salwar this salwar style as it suits almost any woman in India. You can, of course, consider this as a budget-friendly salwar as it requires a lesser quantity of cloth when compared to other Indian salwar types. This is a typical every day wear by the womenfolk of India. Wear it with a designer dupatta and an elegant pair of footwear even if you choose a plain salwar, and you will look just like a royal girl.



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A – Line Salwar Suit:

This is one of the traditional styles worn by Indian Ladies from time immemorial. The design is simple. It has a tight fit at the waist and then has a flowing style that has the appearance of “A” in the English alphabet. These suits give you an elegant and gorgeous look – more so when the suit has embellishments in heavy zari or thread work. The latest styles in A – line salwar can also be worn casually to workplaces. They look extremely smart on you as they hug your figure in the upper part and flow down in the lower part. Women with hour-glass shaped body or slim figure can choose this type of salwar suit to compliment your figure.



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Anarkali Salwar Suit:

This design comes typically from the pages of history books, where the Turkish and Mughal princesses and queens clothed themselves in these salwar type. The dress is a closely fitted one on the top. From the waist – line the lower part is an assortment of frills or ‘kolis’. The more the number of such frills, the thicker is the lower Ghaghra. The salwar is always a tight fitting ‘churi’ style that clings to your legs like a pair of leggings. The dress is ideal for party wear, as you can have a lot of heavy decorative work done on the kameez.



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Women with pear-shaped body can choose Anarkali salwar suit as it will hide your curves very well.


Palazzo Salwar Set:

This is a recent introduction in the Indian fashion market. However, the trend is now sweeping the ladies off their feet. They are elegant and comfortable – can be used both for casual and formal purposes, and can come in various styles. You can have narrow palazzos that look like trousers, or ones with a lot of width, with the appearance of a lehenga divided in the middle and worn like pants. The latter style is a bit outrageous for the casual every day wear but is a hit for weddings and other special occasions. The narrower version, however, goes well everywhere. You can wear a long flowing tight – fitting kameez, buttoned from the neckline and with a slit in the front.


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Long Anarkali Styled Salwar Suit:

The simple Anarkali salwar suits go up to a length till the knees. When you go for longer kameez, that covers the entire length of your legs and reach up to the toes, then they are termed as long Anarkali salwar suits. They have the look of a western gown, with a difference in the rich embroidery work near the hemline. These are typically worn in celebrations and can also be used as a wedding dress. The salwar is a narrow, tight - fitting leggings – type one. Worn with a pair of high-heeled shoes, this salwar suit is simply a smashing hit in the party.


If you are tall, you can choose long Anarkali salwar suit without any second thought. Even if you are not tall, you can choose this as it will make you look taller.

Patiala Salwar Suit:

Many people do not know the reason behind the name. The origin of this type of salwar is Patiala, Punjab. Yes, you can see Punjabi women choose this type of salwar for special occasions. The salwar here is specially made with a lot of cloth that is stitched into a dhoti – styled pant with lots of frills, giving it a round look. The kameez worn is typically short in length, reaching till your waist line, so as to accentuate the beauty of the patiala. This can be used both as a casual wear and party wear, which you can wear to college, office, parties, and weddings and even on an outing with friends. 

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Tips and Tricks to shine in your salwar:


If you feel salwar as a boring costume, you should invest in a good lipstick, kajal, mascara, nail polish, stylish accessories, foot wear and perfume to pep up your look. In this summer, do not choose a heavy salwar as it will make you feel tired very soon. Without accessories, you will not at all feel complete. You do not need to invest a lot in accessories. A good pair of earrings, bangles and chain are good enough. A dash of innovation is what we need to look like a star.


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Preethi Zodiac Juicer Demo Video

Preethi Zodiac Juicer Demo Video - Check how to make Pomegranate juice with Preethi Zodiac:

I have posted about my new Preethi Zodiac mixer grinder few days back. Now, I have made a video on how to use the Preethi Zodiac juicer for making juices. I have made Pomegranate juice for demo purpose. I am going to upload demo videos for other processes like chopping, grating, kneading etc. Stay tuned for more videos.

You can watch the video here.



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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Kid’s Diet

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar in Your Kid’s Diet by Jane Grates:

I recently took a walk with my kids at a park. I couldn't help but notice that today's kids are unusually overweight as compared to when we were growing up. I mean my son probably doubles my weight while I was his age. According to Centre for Disease Control, 25% of the kid’s population is considered overweight. With many factors contributing to this menace, sugar consumption outweighs all the others.

Even more worrying is the fact that the culprit is not the natural sugars in fruits or milk. The actual culprit is the additive sugar in processed food and drinks.

If you are tired of your kid looking overweight and sluggish, you can turn all this around by cutting back the sweet stuff from your kids' diet.

Follow the following tips and thank me later.

One sweet or dessert per day policy:

Animal crackers, frozen yogurt or even vanilla ice cream are good choices. However, if your children love cookies, there is no need to eliminate them completely. Instead allow them to decide the amount they want to eat without creating a restrictive environment. Do not create a confrontational environment. That way you are setting them up to learn their internal satiety cues. All said and done you are helping them prevent eating disorders later in life.

Avoid Fizzy Drinks & Juices:

Milk and water should never lack in your house. These are the drinks that you should spoil your kids with. It’s important to note that fizzy drinks and juices are “bombarded” with additive sugars.
While some of these drinks come with and an endless dose of vitamins, they are stripped of fiber which makes them not only lacking in this aspect but also contain more sugar than the actual fruits they are extracted from.

But let’s be real, it's hard to trick your kid to choose water over a mango juice right? As a parent, you can incorporate fun ways of enticing your kids to drink water. You can choose to gradually dilute the juice with water or rewarding them for every extra glass of water or milk taken.

Cereals for Breakfast:

The last thing you want is stressing your kid in the morning over some stupid argument about what to have for breakfast. They have better things to worry about, like a nightmare they had at night or even a number they haven't been able to crack in their mathematics class. Use oats to create porridge or even flapjacks.

You can choose to engage the kids in coming up with these recipes or even preparing them. This way you make them feel like they are playing a part in coming up with the breakfast.

Pack snacks ahead of time:

Have you ever realized that snacks vending machines have a way of flying your way when you least expect them to? Even the corner you last left a shoeshine seems to have mutated into a snack haven. If you are headed for a picnic with your kids, it’s tempting to grab a snack for them on a snack counter or the vending machines. Packing in advance helps you counter such temptations.

Cook more at home:

You think that family business that has been handed over generations can easily give up on their recipes? Probably no. What you don't know is that these restaurants have one common denominator. To enhance the flavors, they add sugar, fats, and salts. However, when you cook at home, you have control over what you cook and eat.

Look out for hidden sweet offenders:

Before buying any product such as bread and sauces, thoroughly vet the ingredients list for common names like glucose, dextrose, malt syrup, and others. This will help you come up with a rough idea of how much sugar is in these products. Lucky enough, governments are beginning to compel manufacturers to lift the veil as these sugar quantities will be soon available on these commodities.


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March Fab Bag 2017 Review

March Fab Bag 2017 Review:

Happy women's day to all the lovely women here. This month's fab bag is heavy with 6 products. I should say that this one of my favorite fab bags with my favorite products. You get a lipstick, nail color, body mist. herbal shower gel, ayurvedic sun block and flower power face toner. I am quite impressed with this month's fab bag. Let us see the products one by one. The bag is again another steel. We get a beautiful faux leather wristlet bag. I got a chocolate color bag.



March fab bag 2017

Seduction Las Vegas Lipstick:

This lipstick gives a beautiful semi-matte effect which will not dry out your lips. It has a rich creamy texture. The application is quite easy and smooth. The lipstick is highly pigmented.

Sugar Tip Tac Toe Nail Lacquer:

I got shade number 003 beige color. It gives 100% opaque finish. It gets dried very quickly. It gives high gloss finish.

This comes in a non-Toxic Formula. It does not contain formaldehyde, camphor, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens and lead.

Ayorma Sun block SPF 40:

This sun block is a union of Aromatherapy and Ayurveda that protects your skin against the harmful UVB and UVA rays. You have to apply 20 mins before stepping out in the sun and reapply in every 3 to 4 hours. It has turmeric oil which curbs melanin production. It has anti oxidant properties. It also has french lavender oil which soothes and moisturizes the skin. Geranium oil is another ingredient available in the sun block which can treat sunburn and impart a natural glow to your skin.


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5 Wow Gifts for the March Born

Enthusiastic, affectionate and charismatic, March born individuals possess certain outstanding characteristics that distinguish them from others. Celebs like Bryce Dallas Howard, Carrie Underwood and our very own Bollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut, all, exhibit awesome traits of charisma, sensitivity and generosity.

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Several gemstones define the persona of a March born or the Pisceans (as known astrologically). Aquamarine, Moonstone, Amethyst, Blue Topaz and Diamonds are known to suit these individuals. Aquamarine is said to be lucky and is known to bring positivity to the lives. Along with aquamarine, there are other variants like Moonstone, Amethyst, Blue Topaz, and diamonds which suit the March born personas.


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Natural treatment for PCOS from Grocare India

Natural treatment for PCOS from Grocare India:


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a health problem in which the hormones of a woman are out of balance. Most of the women suffering will have several small cysts on the ovaries.

There are several problems associated with PCOS. The periods will not be regular. Few will never get periods and some will have heavy bleeding. Some women get less than 9 periods a year. There will be difficulty in getting pregnant. It is responsible for over 80% of infertility problems for which treatments such as surgery or IVF taken. Some women also put more weight due to the problem and they find it difficult to lose it. Some women get acne and male-pattern hair growth too. They get extra hair in the body and face. Some women have thinning hair on the scalp. Depression is another problem they face.

When it comes to PCOS, we should not restrict ourselves with temporary solution like pain killers. According to webmd.com,  Untreated PCOS might lead to other health problems over the time.

Dr. Sonali Kolte, General manager of Medico Marketing, has mentioned once that undiagnosed PCOS can lead to infertility problems. It can also cause several health complications which can be attributed to other factors as well. She has mentioned that early diagnosis and treatment helps to control the symptoms and prevent the health issue.

According to Mayoclinic, PCOS may make the following complications more likely, especially if obesity also is a factor:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and lipid abnormalities
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

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Get a free sample from Banjaras

Get a free sample from Banjaras:


Everyone wants to be beautiful, and who will say no to get the glow naturally. There are so many products available in the market which gives to instant results or moderate results after a couple of months of use, sometimes even no results. You should always keep that not all the products available in the market is using natural ingredients to give you the glow. Only few products are using natural products and give you good results. 

A cosmetic product that is purely loaded chemical can give you a very good result in minutes but be sure it is going to give you side effects too. The products with natural extracts as their main ingredients can give you expected result in a safer way.

Okay, now I know what is running in your mind. Is there any brand that uses natural ingredients as their main ingredients? Is that what you were confused with? There is one answer for you, and that is “Banjaras”. 

Banjaras products are predominantly made with natural ingredients and also gives you the best result. Imagine a pack of extracts from flowers and fruits and all the good things required to beautify you, and that is what a banjaras product is. 

When you choose banjaras you can be sure that you are using a product listed under PETA's cruelty free company as the products are not tested on animals. Also, they do not use any animal ingredient in their products.

Banjaras always has a love for nature and I know you have the same. There are many products available in banjaras for skin care and hair care, most of them are predominantly made of natural ingredients. They have products to cater the needs of the entire family.

Below are some of the best Banjaras products.

Banjaras face wash(Multani + Orange): 


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It has now become a necessity to use face wash to cleanse your face regularly. Banjaras face wash is made with an extraordinary combination of multani mitti and super natural extracts from orange peel. This helps absorbing the excess oil from the skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead cells. This face wash gives glow to the skin by removing tan. It is a soap free face wash.

Key Ingredients - Multani  Mitti + Orange Peel Powder
Each ml contains Multani Mitti 1%, Orange Peel 0.5% and Gel base Q.S.

Banjaras face pack(Multani + Papaya): 



Banjaras Multani Papaya Face Pack

If you are looking for an instant glow to lighten the party, then go for banjaras face pack. It is made with multani mitti and papaya. Papaya gives a natural shine to the skin and multani mitti has a specialty of cleansing the skin deeply. 

Apply this face pack mixed with banjaras rose water and get that super glow. You can also try various facial kits available in banjaras, they help in cleansing, exfoliating and keeps your skin shining for a long period. 

This face pack is very much essential for the tired skin and polluted skin, it helps in removing the pimple and acnes. The scrub exfoliates the skin, the massage cream helps in cleansing the skin and relaxing the muscles, the face pack tightens the skin and gives glow to the skin.


Banjaras samvridhi hair oil: 


Banjaras Samvridhi hair oil 

We have already reviewed Banjarassamvridhi hair oil in our blog. This hair is not like the other products available in the market, it is made of all natural ingredients and natural herbs that is essential for hair. Amla, methi, hibiscus, shikakai, coconut oil, sesame oil, bhringraj, aritha, brahmi, olive oil, methi are all included in this oil. Each of these ingredients are essential for the hair and healthy scalp. It promotes hair growth and reduces splits or breakage of hair. It cures various infections like dandruff or lices. It promotes hair growth and also non greasy. 

Apply this hair oil on the scalp and leave it for sometime and then wash. Doing this in regular intervals will surely help you get rid of hair problems and gives you long and thick hair.


Hope this article gives you good information about the banjaras skin and hair care products. Start using natural products and get the natural glow.

Banjaras Brazilian Black Henna:


Banjaras Black Henna
This hair dye gives you rich black color without worry of hair fall. It consists of henna and herbs. The chemical content is less when compared to many hair dyes available in the market. Take a patch test as per the instructions mentioned in the pack before using any hair dye.

Get a free Banjaras sample now:

I have a good news for you. Now you can try their sample before your buy.

Here is how you can get a free sample from Banjaras.

Visit http://banjaras.co.in/landing-page/.

Enter your name, mobile number, email address, gender, skin type, hair type and full address.

Click on 'Try at home' button.

You will receive the following message.

'Thanks for filling in your details. We will deliver the free sample very soon'.

That's it. Just wait for the sample to get delivered at your doorstep.
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Vetrilai in English | TamalaPaku | Betel Leaf Uses

Vetrilai in English | TamalaPaku | Betel Leaf Uses:

Vetrilai is the Tamil Name of Betel Leaf. It is called as TamalaPaku in Telugu. The scientific name is Piper betle. Vetrilai, also known as Tamalapaku looks beautiful in its heart shape. The betel leaf has a beautiful green color naturally. The leaf is very soft and smooth. Vetrilai Malai is offered to Lord Hanuman(Anjaneyar) in Tamil Nadu widely. You can find betel leaf in Tamil Nadu in any naatu marunthu kadai(country drug stores) and shops outside Temples especially Anjaneyar Temple. The women who sell flowers also sell betel leaf. If you are going to get only 1 or 2 vetrilai when you buy flowers, they will mostly offer it for free. In all wedding halls, Tamalapaku is offered after lunch. Kotta Paakku and Chunnambu are offered along with Vetrilai. Nowadays, sweet beeda has replaced that combination. Since Tamalapaku is good for digestion, it was offered after lunch in functions like wedding. Chunnambu is the Tamil Name of Slaked Lime. Kotta Paakku is the Tamil Name of Areca Nut. 




Betel Leaf is also offered whenever we give Tamboolam. All Tamboolam covers will be given with at least 2 betel leaves in it. 


According to a journal published, The betel leaf has nutritional properties and contain anticarcinogens. 



Whereas, according to an article in NCBI, there are different research experiments showing that the leaf extract, fractions, and purified compounds play a role in oral hygiene. It is also said to have anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-ulcer, anti-infective etc. Betel leaves were used as an antiseptic, breath-freshener and stimulant. 

There were various experiments suggested that there is no harmful effect when Tamalapaku is chewed alone. 

Chewing of quid even with betel leaves are not recommended. 



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FAB Bag February 2017 Review

FAB BAG February 2017 Review:

Hope you had a fantastic Valentine's day celebration with your special one. The Fab bag of February 2017 was made to make your special day more special. It is too late for me to post about this month's fab bag. Due to some personal constraints, I was not able to publish it on time. I expected a red color heart-shaped bag as this month's bag. But the bag is something different and not a regular valentine's day themed bag. The bag is in white color and cute enough to impress me at first sight. The lovely pink color prints all over the bag made it such a beautiful one.


Theme of February 2017 Fab bag - The Pucker Up!



Fab Bag February 2017 review:


February 2017 Fab Bag

Matra Lip Balm:

Price - Rs.199.

Let me write about my most favorite product first. Matra Lip Balm - Strawberry Salve is a lip balm from Matra, a luxuriously natural skin care brand. Matra is known to produce pure, non-toxic and healthy skin care with international standard. To my surprise, this natural lip balm is not so expensive.

Matra Strawberry Salve Lip balm is 100% natural, filled with the fresh essence of strawberries. It provides complete lip care solution. It soothes and nourishes your lips with its natural ingredients.

Ingredients:


  • Castor Oil
  • Cctg
  • Beeswax
  • Shea butter
  • Almond oil
  • Carnauba Wax
  • Candelilla Wax
  • Natural Flavour
  • Natural Fragrance
  • Argan Oil
  • Carrotseed Oil
  • Peach Kernel Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Myrrh Oil
  • Stevia



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Samayal Kurippu - Tips popular in Tamil Nadu with free PDF download

Samayal Kurippu - Popular Samayal Tips in Tamil Nadu with free PDF download:


There are lot of Samayal Kurippugal followed in Tamil Nadu. These samayal tips will definitely ease your cooking and enable you to enjoy your cooking. Cooking is an art, and this art comes out beautiful when you know few tips that makes your cooking hassle free. Cooking is known as Samayal in Tamil language.

Samayal Kurippu - Tips popular in Tamil Nadu with free PDF download
Beginners will also need a lot of cooking tips so that they can start it with joy. Most of us start learning cooking only when we come out of our home after marriage or job.  Start cooking with joy by following these cooking tips.

Here, we have shared some of the widely used Samayal Tips. To get it in a free pdf download form, send a mail to pinkandpinkblog@gmail.com with the subject 'Free Samayal Kurippugal in Tamil PDF'.

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My new Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder and tips on choosing the best mixer-grinder

Throughout my childhood, I saw my mother use a battered old Sumeet mixie to grind masalas for my favorite Kara Kulambu or batter for that weekend special dosa. It was her most trusted appliance. Over the years, her kitchen was remodelled, new appliances were added, and old ones were discarded, appliances that replaced manual processes or made them easier and less time-consuming. But, her mixie was her constant partner in every change.



My first mixer-grinder was not my chosen by me as I got it as marriage gift. It was a basic model and I thought to try something new and advanced. A single google search made me realise, the plethora of brands available today. There are multinational brands like Philips, Panasonic and Morphy Richards, and then there are home-grown brands like Preethi, Bajaj and Butterfly. Not only that, there were several kinds of mixer-grinders too. 


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Banjara's Samvridhi Hair Oil Review

Banjara's Samvridhi Hair Oil Review:


When it comes to hair, it is quite normal to get scared to try any new product loaded with chemicals. Though we can take a little risk with skin products, we always try to be in safer side while trying any hair product. Most of the skin products might lead to acne, allergies, rashes and breakouts if not suitable and these problems can be mostly reversed with good skin care. But that is not the case with hair products. Wrong hair products might lead to even gray hair which cannot be reversed easily. So, it is always worth to pay attention on what you are putting on your hair. I always like my homemade hair oils like amla oil and curry leaves oil. However, it is not always possible for everyone to make at their home on their own. There are some hair-friendly products from natural brands that can be really helpful for such people. One such natural hair care products I recently came across are Banjara's Samvridhi hair care range of products that include a hair pack and a hair oil. This review is all about the Banajaras Samvridhi hair oil.



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What does the brand claim?

Under clinical test conditions, hair fall was reduced by 64% and hair growth was increased to the extent of upto 8 cm over a 8 week period. The oil acts on your hair at 3 levels. It coats the hair shaft and prevents it from breaking. The oil penertates into the scalp and stimulates hair follicle to grow thereby increasing the anagen gair.



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The hair oil helps in reducing all hair problems and damages leading to strong and lustrous hair.

The brand suggests to use the oil at least 3 times a week to see best results.


Price: Rs.199 for 125 ml bottle.

Directions for use:

Apply the Banjara's Samvridhi hair oil to the hair ans scalp. Massage and leave it for at least 30 minutes so that the oil gerts absorbed well and then wash.



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Serein from Tata Housing, India's first Wellness Homes with relevant amenities

What about a soothing and calming residential area beside the beautiful Upvan lake, Yeoor hills, Sanjay Gandhi National Park? What about living amidst a beautiful greenery area? If living in such a residential location is your long time dream, then Serein is just the right place for you.


About SEREIN:


Serein is a residential project by Tata Housing in Thane, an emerging prime location. Pokhran road 2 located in Thane will also soon be known as the Malabar Hill of Thane due to the natural green environment it provides. Having wellness as the theme, it enables the users to immerse in nature's elements. When you are in Serein, you never need to worry about sunlight and ventilation which are not abundantly available in by many residential projects. Whereas many residential projects call themselves as wellness homes but fail in providing in relevant amenities, Serein is the first real wellness project with relevant amenities. It is just the center of luxury in the poshest location of Thane.


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Hair spa treatment - How to do hair spa at home for dry hair and hair fall problems

Hair spa treatment at home step by step procedure - How to do hair spa at home for dry hair, hair fall, and damaged hair:


Hair spa at home has a lot of benefits more than you think. Though the procedure takes more time, the actual effort you have to put in is quite easy like any other simple hair care treatment. Hair spa treatment at home is a series of steps aiming to repair your damaged hair and maintaining the overall health of your hair without spending too much in the parlor. Hair spa at parlor might look less stressful as you have someone else to work on your hair spa and you can just sit and relax. Hair spa at home requires you to be active and do everything from scratch yourself . Well, that is not as difficult as you think. It is just simple and easy to do good hair spa at home. The another great thing about doing hair spa at home is you can prefer using natural products instead of loading your hair with chemicals. Treating the hair with chemicals frequently might do harm in the long run.


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Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel Review

Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel Review:

Hope you all know how good Aloe Vera gel is for the face and hair. Natural and fresh aloe vera is the best bet for anyone who loves to reap the full benefits of Aloe vera. However, it is not always possible to reach out to a fresh aloe vera all the time. People who have aloe vera plant can use it anytime as they wish which is not the case for the people who do not have fresh aloe vera plant at home. In this era of apartment life, it is hard to have an own aloe vera plant. Due to this reason, we need to rely on something from the market. There are so many beauty products available with aloe vera as primary content. However, I find Patanjali Aloe vera gel as one of the products available in the market with least amount of chemicals added. Since I do not have aloe vera here, I thought of trying Patanjali Aloe Vera gel from a nearby supermarket.


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