June 2017 Fab Bag Review

What is in Store For You in the June 2017 Fab Bag ?

Hello beautiful ladies,

Its time to go for the June Fab Bag. With a theme of “The Bold and the Beautiful” the Fab Bag contains the beauty and cosmetic products – just the ones that you deserve – like every Fab Bag. It’s blazing hot outside, extremely difficult to keep looking fresh and beautiful in this sultry weather. Profuse sweating, coupled with the intense heat – its hard to keep your head straight. At least the Fab Bag will help you keep your appearance in some semblance of sanity. In fact, coming to think of that, they actually make you look yourself – nice and good and bold and beautiful.

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Keerai Types - Keerai Vagaigal - Keerai Names in Tamil English

Keerai Types - Keerai Vagaigal - Keerai Names in Tamil English:

We have given different keerai types | varieties | keerai vagaigal in Tamil and English Names. We have also listed the different keerai benefits in this post

1. Agathikeerai ( Botanical Name - Sesbania grandiflora):

Agathi keerai has a whole lot of medicinal values. It might taste a little bitter but it is very much useful for the health. Agathi keerai are of two types, it is differentiated based on yellow color flower and white color flowers. We can make use of the leaves, flowers and roots of this spinach as all its part has increadible benefits. It has a lot of water content and rich is all the major nutrients. The water content helps in relieving the constipation problems.

Agathi keerai type helps in building strong bones and muscle tissue. We can make soups using agathi keerai, this will increase the lactation for the breast feeding mothers. Agathi keerai is considered as an ancient medicine where its roots where also been used for curing several problems. You can clean the roots of agathi keerai and make it boil in the water for twenty minutes and consume it. It solves urinary tract infection and also helps in curing kidney stones. The soup made of these roots has high vitamin value which is very much essential for the health.

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Sikku Kolam Designs with dots | Simple Kambi Kolam designs

Sikku Kolam Designs with dots | Simple Kambi Kolam designs:

Women are generally very artistic, they have an artistic touch in everything they do. Be it cooking to cleaning they think very creatively and take things in the same way. Kolam is one of the art loved by women. Kolams are usually put in front of the house or pooja room as the tradition believe that it brings goddess Lakshmi brings home wealth and prosperity. They also feel that it is good to feed the ants in the streets as the kolam is drawn using the rice flour.People in ancient days wake up early morning and spread the area with the water mixed with cow dung and clean that area. Then the kolam is drawn using the hands. They use rice flour or the white stone powder to draw the kolam. They aso give beautiful colors to the kolam that are available in the market. 

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#BestforBaby Event by BabyChakra in association with Johnson & Johnson

You must have attended a lots of events and sessions related to the parenting and baby care, most of all would be about thousands of lectures and seminars. I recently had an opportunity to attend an event by the best parenting community Baby Chakra in association with Johnson & Johnson. Baby Chakra is one of the prominent trusted childcare network in India. If you are looking to connect with other moms, experts or childcare services, BabyChakra is the right platform for you.

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Chinos and Cargos – Summer Essentials

Everybody loves their semi-casuals. It allows us to throw on some sophistication without being too restricted. Chinos are the focal point of many a smart casual portrait and come in more shades than just the traditional khaki we normally associate with them. Ideal for a business coffee meet as much as a couple of pints at the pub, chinos are versatile and come in a range of cuts and designs. Add this cool and refreshing fashion item to your wardrobe this summer.
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How to plan a vacation with twins or multiples?

How to plan a vacation with twins or multiples?

Managing twins or multiples is double the task, and we always fall into very tired mommies criteria. We will be desperately longing for a me time. How about planning for a vacation sound for you? Wow, that’s so exciting is it? Well, I can read your mind saying on the other hand “vacation? And that too with twins? That’s another mess, staying at home will be much better”.  Even after getting the flight tickets booking done for vacation, I always have this second thought. Here’s this article to help you with few tips while planning for vacation with twins or multiples.

Plan for the right place: 

Plan for the right place for vacation. The change in climatic condition will have an effect on the babies and they should be able to cope up with the same. The climatic conditions should be good, extreme heat will cause a lot of problems, you can choose areas with mild climate or cool climate.

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Himalaya Herbals Pure Hand Sanitizer Review

Himalaya Herbals Pure Hand Sanitizer Review:

By Lavanya.

For those of you, who are spending a lot of time outdoors, need to take special care of their skin and hair. We all know this and we are also ready to spend a lot of time, money and energy to have the glow back to our skin and hair. But, how many of you pay the right amount of attention to your hands? These were the hands which were once soft and smooth. But now the hectic outdoors schedule and the excessive pollution has taken away all the beauty and glamour from your hands. But the hands are most probably one of the most important organs – most in use and most abused. 

We need to keep our hands not only good – looking, but also completely sanitised as we perform most of the vital functions like eating and handling our kids. However, utter neglect turn our hands into two freckled, rough and smelly surfaces, the sight of which is surely going to turn people off.

These were the problems that I was facing a few years back. The problem was aggravated when I was posted in a place away from home, and had to manage my laundry, wash my dirty dishes and utensils all be myself, continuously for two years! And the result was two hands, which looked like the hands of a 80 years – old lady. I was so shocked with the effect that all those detergents were having on my skin, that I started to look for remedies on that very day. Also, the pollutants, dirts, impurities made it worse.

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Mama Earth Products Review India - Face Mask, Body Lotion, Body Wash

Mama Earth Products Review India - Face Mask, Body Lotion, Body Wash India:

By Sangeetha.

We received a sample of Mama Earth Calming body wash, Mama Earth Nourishing Body Lotion and Mama Earth C3 Face mask for review. All the products are primarily made with natural ingredients. They are not loaded with chemicals. Nowadays, many products are made solely with harmful chemicals like parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances. According to MadeSafe.org, there are 8k known harmful chemicals. Mama Earth is the only MadeSafe certified brand in India.

Mama Earth Products Review India

Mama Earth calming body wash Review:

Fresh feel and a clean skin is what a mom requires in this summer to have a much closer bonding with the baby. Mama Earth calming body wash works miracles on your skin. This gel type body wash deeply cleanses you skin and gives a soothing effect. Its fragrance is one of the major factor that makes you fall in love with the product. Mama Earth calming body wash is free from any harmful chemicals. 

Mama Earth Products Review India - Mama Earth Body Wash

Mamaearth calming body wash is not very soapy, it acts as a cleanser and does the job really well. It thoroughly cleanses the skin and nourishes it. 

Aloevera helps in cleansing the skin and Vitamin E present in it nourishes the skin. Vitamin E also helps in retaining moisture and avoids dryness in the skin. 

The fragrance is not very strong, it has a mild fragrance that gives you a fresh feel and calming effect which makes uplifts your mood. 

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Project Thiramai to Empower Rural Women By Smile Foundation & Pepsico

Project Thiramai to Empower Rural Women By Smile Foundation & Pepsico:

Project Thiramai is an initiative by PepsiCo and Smile Foundation that has provided a vocational training in tailoring to underprivileged women across 12 villages in Tamil Nadu. There are 4 training centers set up in Mamandur, Nelvoy Road, Salavakkam and AP Chathiram. 235 women who graduated from this vocational training program were facilitated with certificates and free sewing machines in the convocation ceremony held on May 10, 2017, at Kancheepuram.

Project Thiramai came into being post floods that struck Chennai and its neighboring areas, leaving many villages in complete distress. The purpose of Thiramai is to equip disadvantaged women with skills through free vocational training, thereby improving their livelihood.Not just that, it also offers graduating students job placements at the business houses that are located around the area. The graduates, who are all women, also have the option of working from home, making it easier for them to maintain a work-life balance.

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Elite Matrimony Feedback

Every girl has big dreams about her wedding and even bigger dreams about her life partner. For a few, such a wedding happens like a breeze. For few others, it’s quite a toil. Especially in a country like India, where marriages are like a celebration with supreme importance, it becomes even more cumbersome. It is just not about finding the right partner but also about identifying the perfect family. That’s because marriages are just not about the unison of two individuals but of two families. All of us would have a friend or relative who has been unsuccessful in finding the perfect match. We also would have heard tales of not-so-successful marriage due to various reasons.

From my family’s personal experience, I have an interesting story to share. There is this cousin of mine named Haritha. A very well bred, intellectual and independent girl from a financially sound background. Being born and brought up in Bangalore, she was very specific and keen on what she wanted out of her partner and her marital life. The downsides of her was her weight and few knots in her astrological charts.

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Kilimanjaro Climbing

Kilimanjaro Climbing:

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountains in Africa that is free standing. It has turned interest of many climber to its side and impresses everyone to take an adventurous tour. Kilimanjaro is composed of three volcanic mountains Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. Uhuru peak is the highest summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro never fails to have its visitors increasing every year. Its mountain beauty and a natural landscape becomes a good trekking experience for the visitors. However you can never start your trekking alone, you will always need to have a guide beside you to help you. There are many online services who assist in planning a trek to Kilimanjaro, Mojhi.com does its best to make your trekking experience easy and memorable.

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Fab Bag May 2017 Review

Fab Bag May 2017 Review:

Hello  girls,

Here is the review of May Fab Bag. The theme is 'The Beauty Trippin'. The Fab Bag contains some of the best beauty and makeup products to keep you looking and feeling best during any adventure in this scorching heat. May is the month when everyone thinks about vacation eve though it is summer. The total number of products is 6 and the total value comes around Rs.1200. The 1-month fab bag subscription is available for Rs.599. You can also avail the most popular 3-month subscription which costs Rs.1599.

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Himalaya Neem Face Wash Review

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash: A Wonderful Friend For Your Skin

Greetings to all the lovely ladies. Recently, the prominent brand Himalaya Herbals conducted an event 'Chennai Ponnu' at Chennai. Chennai has seen a lot of changes in the recent years. Even a lot of changes in the lifestyle of Chennaites. Most of think that Chennai has changed a lot and we have lost our own culture. The 'Chennai Ponnu' event including their ad video made us to realize that we never gave up our culture and tradition irrespective of the radical changes we have seen so far. I got a complimentary Himalaya neem kit including neem face wash, neem face pack and neem face scrub. Himalaya Neem face wash is not something new to me. I have been using it for few months. Neem and turmeric are widely used in Tamil Nadu for skin care their beauty benefits. Any girl who knows the value of neem and turmeric who definitely love Himalaya Neem kit as the products contain neem and turmeric.

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Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub Review

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub: For The Freshness and Brightness You Had Always Wanted

By Lavanya.

My love story with the Himalaya skin products started with the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. My acne – prone skin had great relief and the pimples were no more. I was happy. So was my skin – soft and supple and glowing with the goodness of neem. 

But problems never seem to abandon me as far as my skin is concerned. Once I had heavy make up on on my cousin’s wedding. And before the night was over, my skin started itching. There were red spots and a burning sensation. I removed the make up with a regular soap and also used neem face wash. But the aftermath of putting on make up taught me that my skin needed extra care as far as removing the everyday dirt and make up is concerned.

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Himalaya Neem Face Pack Review

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack Review:

By Lavanya.

I am back with more of neem products. This time with the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack.
All of you working ladies, with your skin getting a lot of exposure to sun and dirt, heat and sand and the endless pollutant gases emitted by the vehicles, know what these do to the skin. After a few days of moving out, your skin starts showing effects – pimples, blackheads, lifelessness, roughness. It even gets darker and loses its softness altogether. All in all, you might stop loving your skin anymore.

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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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.

Staright cut

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.

A line anarkali suit

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.


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.


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. 


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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Image courtesy: DNA India

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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