Wednesday, 20 March 2019

How To Win Against Baby’s Dry Skin?

Whoever has experienced motherhood would agree that women can never forget the moment when their freshly delivered bundles of cuteness were handed over to them. It was an incredible experience for me as well. I was delighted to touch him, but felt alarmed at the appearance of that extra-soft brand new baby. I had expected him to have so-called 'baby-soft' skin, but it looked dry and flaky. As a first-time mom, I tried comforting myself by reassuring that the baby's skin will become normal after regulating his internal temperature and swept passed the worrying thoughts for the moment. 

Just like every educated new-age mom, I made sure not to use any of the adult bathing products on my baby and would buy products meant for little one's delicate skin. While the skin peeling was still happening on baby's legs, shoulders, ankles; I noticed that the baby's skin won't retain moisture for longer despite quick absorption and repeated application of moisturiser and would show signs of skin irritation occasionally. Probably, the product I used for my baby wasn't specifically formulated for this age group. 

And then came the eye-opener realisation, that I need to switch to some dermatologically developed moisturising lotion that gently cares for skin's specific needs. After a thorough research, I put my faith in Sebamed, one of the safest baby-care product brands and thought of giving it's Baby Lotion a try.  
What intrigued me about testing Sebamed Baby Lotion which made me aware that healthy skin's normal pH value should be 5.5 and maintaining this pH value leads to essential skin renewal, guards skin from infections and imparts a healthy glow. Optimal protection and compatibility with the skin is only achieved with a pH value of 5.5. Now if you're wondering why baby'skin needs such extra care? The reason is that a baby is born with  skin pH 7 and it is ideal to use baby skin care products with pH 5.5 to help develop a protective Acid Mantle faster to prepare his skin against harmful environmental influences.
I was convinced to have picked a skin-safe baby lotion that could not just add moisture to his skin, but also prevent moisture already in the skin from evaporating. Since that day it's been a vital product in my baby's diaper bag that I would carry along everywhere. The easy-to-use packaging makes it so convenient to squeeze little amount of lotion and apply in a jiffy. I somehow like the color theme of Sebamed baby products' packaging in soothing white and blue colors. A thumbs up for botanical fragrance which is really pleasant. 
The non-irritating lotion is gentle enough to suit baby skin after few weeks of birth and nurtures his skin without being harsh. The mothers whose infants have minor skin conditions can use Sebamed products after checking with a paediatrician since all their products fulfill #pH5point5 criteria. 
Dryness can sometimes be really uncomfortable for your little one. But a light body massage given to #SebamedBaby after bath will hydrate him well with extra nourishment. 

I’m happy I made healthy choices for my baby!

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Sassy Babydoll to Snuggly Night Suits : The Best Summer Nightwears

Given the rising temperatures of the summer season, women like me are already into a spree to give our wardrobe a makeover for the season. I know many of you might be following the fashion spotlight to get your hands on something exclusive, but I'm heading to buy some incredibly soft and breathable 'nightwear' for myself. Because comfy nightwear is one of the most important pieces of clothing in a women's wardrobe. Nightwear comes in all sorts of styles, from matching pyjama sets, cami tops, sleep shirts and babydolls. Whichever style you choose, it’s crucial to pay attention to the fit and support.

Today I've rounded up the top must-have summer nightwear for women -

Flirty Babydoll:
Amp up your nightwear wardrobe with the flirty babydoll. While most babydolls are made of sheer, semi-transparent, see-through material; these are available in a range of classic silk, lycra, chiffon materials too for the ultimate bedtime comfort. With the new arrival of babydoll nightwear styles, not only the younger women but anybody and everybody can flaunt these playful, eye-catching nightwear with confidence. Just be careful to choose something that compliments your figure. A babydoll nightdress with a robe on the top is definitely a fascinating nightwear this summer.
Dreamy Shorts Set:
For the lovers of shorts, a luxurious sleep set is perfect for that modest, effortless look. One can opt for a top with ruffles and rushes in the bust line for a different look. For many of us, such nightwears actually are enough to double as basics in our everyday wardrobe. Another cool idea is to add some funky accessories and you can end up getting ready in a sassy beach costume.


Elegant Night Suit:

Be your best, most free-spirited self in this nightsuit dress made for running through a hell lot of chores without worries of changing even when you're in your nightdress till mid-noon. In fact one can wear this from dusk 'til dawn. I can skip all the laces, prints and adornments in favour of such a graceful look. 


Breezy Shirt Dress:

For those who don't like the feeling of full pyjamas in bed and aren't comfortable in shorts, a knee-length shirt dress or sleep shirt is an ideal loose-fitted piece of garment that you'd love being enveloped in those sweaty nights. Its light-weight fabric keeps the heat off. Also because of the length of shirt dresses, they beautifully expose the woman's legs. I'm particularly obsessed with shirt dresses with quirky prints and catchy quotes on them.


Pro-Tips:

There’s no escaping the love for all things glamour; but whatever is your age, body type, preference or price tag, just make sure a nightwear that’s comfortable in all the right places is what your body demands. It should feel blissfully soft to the skin and should have an element of tease ;) Regardless of the fashion trends, go for fabrics that are skin-friendly. Last but not least, choose proper undergarments that hold everything in place.

Hope you’re sorted for the season!


  

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Open Doors to New Opportunities With TUBBR Networking

'Networking' is quite a well-favoured term in today's digital world. And why not! it is because of networking that we can provide beneficial support to each other and survive in this competitive world relatively easily. For the content creators like me, it becomes more important that we should invest time and effort into getting our networking right and with the like-minded people.

I always dreamt of having an access to some software or app that could bring in 'relevance' into my existing networking which is above and beyond just following each other. Recently, I came across an interesting app called TUBBR which is world’s first Personal Social Network. By the term Personal social network, don't visualize it as a Private Network that restricts building working relationships.
Rather, it's referred as personal for the reason that it gives a user complete control over his content to what his followers/subscribers should be allowed to see.
Basically, TUBBR is a platform to showcase your creative content in form of stories which are published on your Walls. The walls, which are usually theme-oriented, can be given visibility as per your preference like Personal, Public. You can also collaborate and co-create with people on specific things you are passionte about. Even two individuals can have their very own private timeline to share their moments & stories and keep them to themselves.

When I bagan publishing my content initially, I had no idea how much admiration it may get in terms of number of subscribers and reactions of my stories. Really it's a great boost for an influencer when you get relevant audience instead of spammers ;) I owe some good professional connections to this app. I must admit how convenient yet rewarding TUBBR is.
I would recommend all the content creators to download TUBBR networking app because the key to gain higher visibility is 'appropriate networking'. Using TUBBR on your smartphone, you can upload your content on-the-go in a matter of few minutes.
If you're wondering how to go about being a part of this huge family of content creators on TUBBR, here is a video tutorial that briefs you on the central idea. I hope I could excite you enough to start using this app. But here is a catch, TUBBR currently is available only through exclusive invites. It simply means you have to request for an Access Code before you jump-in for the fun. Fikar not, I'm here to offer fellow writers, bloggers and followers to download the app by clicking here on using my TUBBR Access Code i.e. WEFD98. Remember to be the first one to join as I have only 100 limited invites. Once a new user joins the TUBBR family, 5 exclusive invites are allotted to the user to bring others onboard. Isn't it so cool!!
I think I had shared every required insight of TUBBR to bring you on board. I'll be excitedly waiting to subscribe you for some awesome content and expand my support network. The bottomline is that taking active steps towards building and maintaining a network is essential to influence things positively.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Promote Health & Hygiene Natural Way ft. Wet n Dry Personal Care

Wet & Dry Personal Care is a healthcare and wellness company born out of a passion for creating innovative health and hygiene products and solutions for the evolving consumer needs. W&D promotes health & hygiene through many brands and I got to try some of the products from them.

After trying the products for more than 3 weeks, I'm happy with the products efficacy. So here is a brandwise portfolio of the products-

The first brand under W&D is NatureSure that offers a range of 100% pure and natural products for the health, wellness and personal care of the entire family. Their products are formulated with top quality ingredients at GMP and ISO-certified manufacturing units. From NatureSure range, I received some health supplements and some oils.

Mind Shakti tablets are packed with over 100 nutrients, including 12 vitamins and minerals and nearly 80 powerful antioxidant or anti-inflammatory compounds. They also replenish all the eight essential amino acids that our body needs to grow, repair and maintain cellular health. They supply Omega-3 and Omerga-6 which are essential for the brain and body’s growth. These tablets are rich in Behenic acid, which facilitates quick absorption of nutrients in the body. With these nutrients, these tablets help to boost memory, concentration and attention.
Ganoderma Capsules are made with 100% pure Ganoderma lucidum, also known as Reishi Mushroom or LingZhi, and often called the Mushroom of Immortality. These capsules help you achieve stamina and endurance, promotes immunity. It reduces oxidative stress in the brain and elevates mood, reduces depression, stress and anxiety. These can be consumed by men and women both.
LungsPure Capsules blend ancient Ayurvedic herbs such as Vasa, Guduchi, Dhanyaka, Kantakari, Haridra, Shunthi, Bharangi and Pippali with modern Western herbs such as Pine Bark and Oregano. They remove excess congestion, heal damage caused by pollutants and smoke, detoxify and restore healthy functioning of lungs. Taking LungPure will ensure ease in breathing by reducing respiratory problems.
All these supplements come in 60 units bottles each. The packaging is light weight and is easy to carry around. None of the tablets leave any unpleasant taste in mouth. The effectiveness of any supplements usually takes a minimum of 2-4 weeks to begin to work. It also depends on the level of deficiency in a person's body. So it's advisable to patiently consume these for around 4-6 weeks to see your symptoms improving. 
Another prominent category of NatureSure products is their range of Oils. Here's what I tried:

Jonk Oil: Frankly speaking, I never heard of Jonk oil in my life before I got to receive this one. Infact I couldn't find any brand offering similar jonk oil and don't know what it is exactly made of ;) Anyhow I had to try this for the review. So before I could put it on my hair, I smelled it first and realised that the smell is not so pleasant. That means you can't apply this oil and step out, rather consider it an effective hair care therapy bottled for you to use without hassle. The oil came out easily when I shampooed my hair. And I was surprised to untangle my hair easier than always. I mean it's not a common scenario that I like something in first use. So thumbs up from my side.
Hair Growth Oil: It's a blend of pure herbs including sesame (til), bhringraj (keshraj), neeli bhringadi, mahamohi (dhatura) and trifla. It smells like an ayurveda based decoction and is not unpleasant. It spreads easily, cures dry/flaky scalp and gives deep nourishment. The regular use of Hair Growth Oil prevents occurrence of split ends and dandruff & enhances hair growth. 
Blackseed Oil: It's prepared from high-grade Nigella seeds and is totally undiluted and cold-pressed. 
It cannot only be applied topically but can be consumed orally. It's said  to help in curing breathing related issues, period pains, strengthening bones, building immunity, aiding breast milk secretion in lactating mothers.
All these oils come in 110ml bottle packed in outer cardboard box with complete details printed on them. The bottles have tiny hole piercing in the cap to take out oil without fear of spilling it off. These high quality oils are offered at pocket-friendly prices. 
Yet another brand under name of which W&D sells a unique product is NEUD.
NEUD Natural Hair Inhibitor is an advanced formula made of 100% natural ingredients and plant extracts. It smells floral and is absolutely safe for all skin types. The product comes in a pump dispenser bottle of glass which I don't consider travel-friendly. The product has to be applied like a usual lotion on hair-free skin twice a day. Once massaged properly, it penetrates to the level of hair follicle sac, targets the roots of hair shaft and internally deactivates the hair bulb activities responsible for hair growth. It results in restricted growth of unwanted body hair. It's a painless method for getting rid of unwanted body hair on face, chin, underarms, bikini area or any other body parts. It can be used by both men and women to reduce hair growth of unwanted body hair.
P.S. All the products vary in performance person to person and might take longer than expected to show results.


Thursday, 28 February 2019

Looking to Chill With Friends? These Fun Films Sound Like A Plan!

When you're buried under the pressure of all sorts of different stressors, the only thought that's racing through your mind is probably to distract your mind from the problems of daily life. For me, the mere presence of my friends around instantly lifts my spirits. Sometimes I wonder how smartly they induce positive emotions in me and bring out a 'happy' person out of me. Lately, our gang of goofy friends has evolved into a film-freak flock, and we look forward to watching light-hearted rom-coms on ZEE5 while chilling out at someone's place. Recently when Mitron got premiered on ZEE5, I knew there's nothing better to lighten our mood than to watch Mitron movie online with a bunch of my real-life Mitrons. Needless to say, there are some movies that seem more meaningful when you watch it with your friends.

So let me list down some of my fav feel-good films guaranteed to make you happy every time-

If you're looking for a really big laugh, a sweet romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi starring new-age talented actors Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana‏ and Rajkummar Rao‏ will leave you with a spine-tingling aftertaste with its on-point comedy. The hilarious one-liners, body language and liveliness of characters is so impressive that you'd like to watch and re-watch this movie an ample number of times. Watching it with your friends will just amp up the fun factor, especially when you exchange glances in-between scenes because it's so relatable. ;)
Tanu Weds Manu Returns has all the best elements of a feel-good movie. It’s equal parts hilarious, goofy, and whimsy with a happy ending. Tanu Weds Manu Returns never ceases to bring a smile on my face, no matter how many times I've seen it before. The cast, acting and soundtrack are downright amazing. Kangana Ranaut's character is bubbling with situational humour and terrific accent clearly grab everyone's attention. I can’t stress enough on how much fun it is to watch this movie with a bunch of your friends at a sleepover!
We all have an irresponsible brat in our gang who is immature and childish. And you’ll definitely have teased him a number of times. Mitron is an entertaining watch because it was inspired by today's carefree youths who want to live their life the way they want without putting in any efforts what so ever. Love changes the lead character in this movie into someone no one expected him to become. The movie Mitron is about a handful of people who are just trying to figure out life and will evoke your emotions about how life takes turns.
If you're prepared for a laugh-riot, Behan Hogi Teri will unfurl enough situational comedy on screen. I think everyone can relate to the feeling of falling into neighbourhood love caught up in the whirl of emotions at some point in their lives. It always gives me genuine nostalgia. And the feeling obviously intensifies when you put friends together in one room. 
When you have an incredibly busy schedule, and you don't find time for some outdoor escapade, enjoying such fun movies literally make you feel re-energised with an exhilarating experience. Just call your friends, grab your seat on the couch and share a freakin' laughter.
Do you share any of the your favourite movies with me? Is there a movie that I should be checking out? Let me know in the comments.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

The Japnese Garden Sightseeing at The City Beautiful

The City Beautiful Chandigarh is known for its green surroundings spread all over. There are several parks and gardens that not only add to the beauty of the city, but are quite happening places as various activities, events are being conducted there every now n then.

A recent addition to the list of gardens that we discovered some time back while looking for a family picnic spot is Japnese Garden. It is located in Sector 31, Chandigarh. The layout and design of the garden is inspired from Japanese architecture, as expected. Since we had kids with us, they were so joyous to find a colourful place to spend the day :)

So here is how this peaceful spot looks like.














Free Entry
Visiting Hours : 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM All days of the week
Cafeteria and washrooms available inside the garden premises.
Spacious parking space outside.

Add this mesmerising tourist attraction to your list when you plan to visit Chandigarh next time.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Aromatic Gifts For Your Lover This Valentine's Day

Adding up to our fragrance collection has become a tradition in my house. Every two months or so, me and hubby start looking for new perfumes for ourselves. The result is a beautifully curated set of different fragrances in form of deodorants, perfumes, roll ons in our stash now. 

While I was excitedly planning for some interesting gifts for my guy, I couldn't rule out picking a sexy scent for him. Because just like smelling good with a nice perfume is one of the easiest way to attract others to you, the same stands true when you gift a good perfume to your loved ones. So I got two variants of Eau de Toilette from Oriflame i.e. THE ONE Disguise and Intense Oud Eau de Toilette so that I may recommend something for males and females both & here is our experience with the irresistible fragrances we tested. 
THE ONE Disguise Eau de Toilette: All eyes have fallen on you – now take them on a journey. 
Choosing this fragrance will define the signature of your complete fashion look. A bold and powerful Eau de Parfum bursting with vibrant and sophisticated gourmand notes that leave you feeling transformed and irresistible. All beautifully encased in a bottle that demands a closer look.

THE ONE Disguise is a feminine fragrance that opens on the crispy accents of Rhubarb and Mandarin enveloped by a delicate touch of rose bud. The floral heart of tuberose and violet is coloured by juicy, acidulous red berry notes of the glossy raspberry before descending in the refined warmth of patchouli, tonka bean and vanilla.

Key fragrance notes: Rose Bud, Glossy Raspberry, Vanilla.
Top: Rhubarb, Mandarin, Rose Bud
Heart: Tuberose, Glossy Raspberry, Violet
Base: Patchouli, Vanilla, Tonka bean

It's unique and vibrant accents colour the feminine heart to reveal a sophisticated and sassy aura. A real attention-grabber for those who dare to challenge how they are perceived by others. Gifting this super-luxe bottle to your lady love definitely puts you in better odds of surprising her on the day of love. I personally liked the richness, and intensity of this scent that suits my elegant personality. It lasts for long hours and keeps you energised.

Intense Oud  Eau de Toilette:
Intense Oud is a heady, masculine fragrance by Oriflame. The scent was launched in 2018.

This fragrance captures the richness of Oud Wood notes. This is a scent that accentuates inner strength.
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Saffron, Rosewood
Heart Notes: Guaiac wood, Vetiver
Base notes: Oud

A bouquet of roses, stylish clothing and essential accessories.. If all these fail, the best gift for your loved one is the fragrance that will please him like anything. The warmth of an Oud based scent will make your partner feel special and will make him remember you every time someone compliments him for smelling fine. Wearing Intense Oud is ideal during the evening or as a winter scent, but that should not stop the gentlemen flaunting this woody fragrance anytime anywhere. Mr. Hubby is so much in love with oudh fragrances that he call it's a charismatic way to uplift his mood. He prefers wearing it for all occasions when he wants to make an impression. So is the sensuality of this aroma.

THE ONE Disguise and Intense Oud Eau de Toilette, both fragrances are the worthy candidates of being a perfect gift that would amplify the depth of your love for your lover.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Step Aside Hollywood, These Bollywood Action Movies Are Just As Good

In a big family where every member has a distinct choice for the kind of entertainment he/she prefers, it's almost impossible to avoid a debate on what should be the best way to delight everyone. Thankfully, there is something where everyone finds solace - Bollywood flicks.

Probably we all would agree that there is no explanation for a movie buff as to why he/she likes or dislikes a certain genre of movies from the West or our very own Bollywood. But unlike most female audience in the country who love masala movies full of romance and heavy emotions, I'm more inclined towards high-octane action-packed movies even if the sequences are far from reality. Recently while watching one of my favourite action thriller Commando 2 on ZEE5, it clicked my mind to list some of the action flicks produced by Bollywood which were on par with those from Hollywood. So here are my picks - 

Paltan:
This is one Bollywood movie that recreates realistic on-field action of the Indian Armed Forces! The reel life characters of the movie Paltan perform rigorous action sequences depicting absolute strength and endurance. As a result, these sequences not only keep you hooked till the end but also evoke the feeling of high regard for our army personnel.
Naam Shabana
One of the excellent female-centric projects wherein the lead actress Taapsee Pannu showcase some gritty martial art moves with incredible skill. This movie successfully brings in a welcome transition of female characters from being meek to powerful. The swift moves of the Krav Maga portrayed by the determined undercover agent Shabana (Taapsee), choreographed by French Cyril Raffaelli of District 13 fame, leaves the audience with the feeling of a Hollywood spy thriller.
Commando 2:
In the recent past, Bollywood action movies are coming of age with well-choreographed fight sequences. One such movie is Commando 2 which Vidyut Jammwal in the lead. In the movie, Vidyut reprises his role of Commando Karanveer Singh Dogra and totally nails his stunts in the movie. Whether it is sliding to narrow windows or throwing lightning fast punches, he has done it all in this action extravaganza. If there was someone who can give Hollywood action stars a run for their money, it is Vidyut Jammwal and Tiger Shroff, who is next on this list.
Bagghi- Rebels in Love:
I'm honestly flattered by the awe-inspiring action scenes enacted by this muscled yet agile hunk of Bollywood films. Well! you guessed it right. He's none other than the daredevil Tiger Shroff. Just like Vidyut Jammwal, he is an actor who is known for pulling off the toughest stunt scenes without any body-doubles or harness, like those from this movie. No wonders, the breathtaking flying kicks and death-defying stunts performed by 'Karate Kid' of B-Town have made the audience forget Hollywood. The final showdown from this movie will particularly be remembered as one of the better-choreographed fight sequences that Bollywood has ever seen. 

While there is no denying the fact that rousing popularity of Hollywood action movies is showing no signs of slowing down, Bollywood is not much behind in terms of entertainment value.

So, what do you think about this list? Are there any other Bollywood movies that should have been on this list? Let us know what you feel in the comments.