Wednesday 30 December 2015

Natural Ally Lemon Herbal Tea : A New Taste

My family cannot live without tea. Specially my mom-in-law never refuses to sip some tea and happily calls herself a 'tea-addict'. But the good thing about her addiction is that she is not as such sticking to usual tea, but is always excited to try new flavours. As colder days are making our bones freeze, I offered her to taste Natural Ally Lemon Herbal Tea to which she instantly agreed ;)  So here is how we both liked it..
Natural Ally Lemon Herbal Tea is actually a premixed powdered tea that fits in our busy lifestyle perfectly. Many of us are either go out to work or have something at home to keep us occupied most of the times. So this premixed lemon tea just needs to be mixed in boiling hot water and enjoy. Unlike the lemon tea from most brands that I have tasted, this one is not a classic citrusy flavoured tea. There are many herbs and spices in it other than tea, rock salt an sugar. Cumin Seed, Dry Ginger, Mint, Clove, Basil, Cardamom, cinnamon etc. give this lemon tea a stronger blend that refreshes and energizes you instantly.
The tasty premix not only helps in digestion, but is an excellent antioxidant also. Even this healthy blend of herbs makes this tea a good option for diabetic people who crave for tea and need an alternate. Few sips of Natural Ally lemon tea can be given to children to relieve them when suffering from cough and cold. Since it doesn't tastes like usual tea so those who like flavoured drinks would definitely like it. You may also start your day with Natural Ally's unconventional lemon tea if working towards reducing your weight.
You may enjoy all these health benefits by ordering the lemon tea from Vedantika Herbals website. You may find two pack sizes. The one in 200 gm quantity is for Rs 120 and the other pack size of 500 gm is for Rs 250.

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Caring the Way You Care At Home : Finding the Right Day Care & Preschool

Ideal for every parent with young children, Footprints is a breath of fresh air and definitely a sigh of relief. It is an international standard education based Child Day-Care and Preschool chain founded and managed by IIT-IIM alumni since 2012. Footprints provides world class care and nurturing environment to kids for their physical, mental, emotional and social growth and development.
Usually moms and dads worry extensively about the safety of their child and it tops the list of priorities while looking at a Day Care and Play Schools in Delhi-NCR, Dwarka, Gurgaon, Noida, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. Footprints has taken care of such worries beautifully, with facilities like Live CCTV cameras feed to the parents mobile and real time mobile updates about the child keeps parents well informed of every activity the child is a part of or has done. So even if it is as little as playing or sleeping, eating or learning, a parent can watch their child and know exactly what he/she has been up to all day long.

For the first time in Delhi and NCR we have a day-care center that not only takes care of the child while parents are away but also prepares them for the future, from learning about colours, fruits, vegetables and alphabets, the children are taught to interact with each other and also take the stage to showcase their talent. All these practices enrich a child’s learning and make him/her more open to interaction that is not only limited to family members.
Since the formative years of a child are the most essential, Footprints focus on developing them with all the right aspects. A day-care facility that maintains high standards be it for imparting education or taking care of dietary needs, Footprints has staff that is exceptionally skilled and makes sure a child does not miss home.
Footprints is the 1st and only Day Care and Play School in India that delivers world’s most recommended International HighScope Infants & Toddlers Curriculum researched, developed, tried and tested over 50,000 preschools and millions of kids in US, Europe, China, Indonesia and rest of the world.
Footprints is a leading Day Care and Play Schools chain in Delhi-NCR, Dwarka, Gurgaon, Noida, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad and offers an integrated Day Care and Pre-school service that runs from 9 AM until 6.30 PM for children from 3 months to 7 years of age. Over 1000 happy children are part of Footprints and through the franchises expansion model Footprints plan to be at 100 centers and 3000 children by 2016 end.

Tuesday 29 December 2015

Winners for Christmas Giveaway by First Step Projects

Hello Everyone

As we are all set to step in 2016, here is another reason to make you happy...the Christmas giveaway results :)

But before calling out the names of lucky ladies, I take the opportunity to pay my regards to our sponsors who have been considerate to design such an innovative product kit for women. Most of us need to use these products at some point of time. And its been really a great choice of giveaway by team First Step Projects for my readers. Heartiest thanks for the same and good wishes for the success of their future launches.

Now, let me take the center stage to announce the names of winners on each of the social platform as promised...

Facebook WinnerSh'lpa Majumdar 

Twitter Winner: Parul Mishra

Instagram Winner: Seema Jain

Congratulations Ladies!! Kindly DM me your complete postal address with Zip code and your contact number ASAP and sit back waiting for your gift. Please note that they gifts will be directly couriered by the sponsors.
Those who didn't win, do give it a try to our ongoing contest wherein you can win an excellent home decor hamper worth Rs 1000. Participate here for your lucky chance :) 

Monday 28 December 2015

Barter System Turns Digital on

Buying and selling our stuff online has become customary for most of us. We are lured by provocative deals offered by websites that save us great money and we feel self-content to own the stuff that our heart desires. Sometimes I wonder on stories told by my grandpa how people in good old days used barter system of exchange to trade things on a mutually agreed price without involving any CASH. But recently I heard about some barter sites that have actually transformed this age-old traditional barter system into digital format and are presenting great offers. Just like every household, I also had dumped some useless stuff in my house which I wanted to dispose. So, to assess the practicality of these digital barter sites, I thought of giving it a try and unearthed that is one-of-its-kind website to get rid of your unwanted items in return of something that you need from the items listed on the site. 
This website has exchange offers on almost every thing we may think of; including Mobile &Tablets, Books & Hobbies, Kids & Baby Zone, Home & Furniture, Clothing & Accessories and much more. The feature that appealed me at first was the selection of the preferred location/city so that I may easily swap the product with someone in my closest reach. 
Though I was convinced that its a hassle-free process, I still doubted that there might be some charges for such swapping activities. But to my pleasant surprise, the entire exchange happens without any fee or commission, rather there is a system of earning reward points for every action we do right from the registration. Isn't it fantastic!!
Exchanging my old computer table with a kitchen rack happened so conveniently with me and I felt happy to promote reusability and conserving the environment by not disposing it otherwise.   
I am glad with the services provided by to bring alive the comfort and security of every transaction in cashless barter system that is sure to make its way :)

Sunday 27 December 2015

My Love Affair With Sarees : In association With

Most Indian women love flaunting their beauty in an elegant saree on different occasions. When I wear a saree, its like defining my style to the world and let my saree do the talking. The grace of a saree is not in its pattern or fabric, but how elegantly you carry it makes all the difference. I'm always mesmerized by the look that this unstitched length of cloth creates for me.. The quintessential nature of a saree simply lets me enjoy the luxurious richness when I walk down the parade... For my eternal love affair with sarees, I'm always looking for charming sarees that suit my mood and taste. To make the best of this season, I shopped from one of the most popular Indian ethnic wear online store

Having a multitude of choices from so many shopping portals, landing onto a perfect place to buy Indian attire has been a task. But I loved the fact that specializes in not only sarees (unlike its name), but also had wide range of Kurtis, Lehangas, Suits, Gowns and much more for women.
There is a separate kids wear section where you may find traditional dresses for your little princess as well.
Those who think that this store is meant for women would be pleasantly surprised to know that offers great variety of menswear too, that includes Kurtas, Sherwanis, Turbans, Mojri, Waistcoast, Blazers etc. So the whole family can sit together and have fun making purchases here.
Most of the times, when I buy sarees online, I get the blouse and petticoat stitched myself after I receive the ordered stuff. But on, I just filled in a form to give my measurements and received the custom-made blouse stitched for me with fine stitching, fitting and detailing. If you wish, you may stylized your garment with pretty borders, laces or latkans available on the site itself.
Thumbs up for the excellent service!!

My experience:
My first choice while buying a garment/outfit for myself is always something in classy black color. There are times when I manage to resist my temptation, but generally I end up buying it in desire to make a statement at social gatherings. So again, I felt attracted towards this Black and Thulian Pink Bhagalpuri Silk Saree. The saree appealed me with its zari thread, resham thread, floral work, leaf work, keri work and patch patti border work. The well-fit blouse and petticoat with neat finishing came along within the pack. The saree has seriously added the zing to my wardrobe...

I decided to create an OOTD with this handpicked saree with minimal accessories to steal the glances ;)

I would sum up saying that my distinct craze for sarees is never ending and its increases my glamour quotient while staying rooted to the traditional wear of a rich-cultured nation :)

Irresistible Jewelry from Confusion Fashion Accessories

When you want to delight a woman, gift her a fine designer jewelry.. Recently, I'd been on a look out for some handcrafted jewelry with semi precious stones for festive season, when some nice statement jewelry on caught my eye. The collection at ConfusionFA include statement neckpieces, handmade kadas, earrings, anklets, scarves and home d├ęcor accessories... The unique-looking designs fascinate me a lot and they look like dedicated to popular celebrities. Despite so delicately designed, all the jewelry items are quite reasonably priced. The colorful beads, stones and chains used in making the products so carefully intertwined that present a truly whimsical view to my eyes. There are great choices to pick individual products or to mix-n-match them forming a complete jewelry set that enhances your classy outfit for any occasion.

Keeping my style into consideration, I picked these unbelievably gorgeous pieces ...
Unique Crystal Necklace N-800
ConfusionFA presents a unique abstract design of swarovski crystals together to create a statement making neckpiece!! This piece sits beautifully on the neck and can be worn with any clothes to glamourize the outfit!! Match it or clash with any outfit !! Look good to feel good!!
Gold Mesh Kada MK-06
ConfusionFA presents this unique kada, which is perfect for any occassion! This kada is made with golden wires interwined and sworovski pieces are uniquely woven on it to create a beautiful look. This kada can be worn with any outfit to glamourize it ! Also makes a perfect gifting option too. .
Sworovski & Acrelly Stone Earring E-120
ConfusionFA once again presents extremely stylish earrings. Stunning color combination make a perfect accessory for any outfit! Can be matched with any Indian or western outfit. Wear it for a family dinner or any wedding dinner and look like a diva! .
Kundan Maang Tikka MT-04
ConfusionFA presents neutral kundan maang tikka. Perfect statement making accessory!! Simple kundan and gold and therefore very easy to match with any saree or ghagra choli. Perfect for a wedding function! Wear this tikka for weddings, sangeets or even cocktail parties! Look glamourous with CFA!
Uniqueness of ConfusionFA
  • The unique designs created at CFA are completely handmade. They match the season and on-going trends, so that we feel alive in the fashion world. 
  • The designs once created are almost never repeated with distribution through a selective network, so we may expect novel ideas in form of exclusive designs every time. You may find the new launches in New Arrivals section. There is special section for Featured Products that instantly takes you to the bestseller products.  
  • Every item speaks of its excellent quality and appeals your instinct. Its because the brand is so thoughtful to import its raw material including the tools and chains used by craftsmen from China and USA.
  • ConfusionFA strives to make every woman look prettier by crafting gorgeous accessories. Yeah, I know that many other brands are doing the same but what makes CFA a unique stop for jewelry is that it allows us to customize our accessories to suit our taste and preferences. 
  • Last but not the least, CFA takes pride in employing under-privileged skilled women in its workshop where the sale funds are spent on the books for their children's education. Much appreciated !!
Since I could lay my hands on these luxurious pieces of jewelry, I could not wait styling them and clicking some sunny selfies ;)

I am delighted to find a reliable and user friendly jewelry store that gives access to extensive collection of excellent designer jewelry with top-notch service. In short is worthy of top spot on my list of online jewelry stores.

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Saturday 26 December 2015

Second Blog Anniversary Contest Powered by HouseThis and Jabong (Closed)

Hello Everyone

Hope your homes and hearts are brimming joyously this festive season :) For most of us, Christmas and New Year celebration is the highlight of the fun-filled end of the year. To make your celebrations more exciting, I'm hosting a fun contest to celebrate my blog's second anniversary. yippee :)

This contest is powered by and House This and is sure to bring a smile on your face. HouseThis is one of the most fashionable home furnishing brand that makes your private space reflect your refined taste beautifully. A HouseThis product is not just a piece of fabric, it has been created to inspire, to allow you to express yourself. It is created to allow you to make your home an extension of you!
Remember, I shared in my FB post that my blog Alive n Kicking is completing two years on 5th Jan. So the giveaway starts today and end on 5 Jan, 2016 (midnight).

Contest Rules:
  • Subscribe to my blog via email and verify your subscription.
  • Follow Alive n Kicking, Jabong and House This on Facebook. 
  • Follow me, HouseThis and Jabong India on twitter. 
  • Follow me and Jabong on Instagram (optional)
  • Answer in comments below this post "What's your plan to spruce up your home decor this new year?" The most impressive answer will be selected as winning entry that qualifies all the rules.
  • Sharing the giveaway post on your Facebook and Twitter timeline is mandatory while tagging all the pages and your friends.
  • Confirm your participation by leaving your details in the comments section below along with email id, links of shared post and tweet. 
The winner will receive a beautiful hamper worth Rs 1000 from House This collection to fulfill their wish to decorate his/her house.
Look at some of the HouseThis products that I am loving ...

P.S. Its a sponsored giveaway and the prizes will be directly sent by the brand to the winner.

Revealing the Most Exciting New Year's Party in Mumbai

At the dusk of each year, people all around the world are busy looking for New Year’s Eve Party to welcome the New Year with a blast. There is no doubt that people splurge good amount on the party but on the other hand they do expect the best New Year Party with unlimited food, drinks and lots of fun. Obviously, who wants to start the New Year with worries?
Keeping in pace with the number of people expecting good parties, various hotels, clubs and resorts
organize lavish New Year Parties inside the city and outskirts each year. One such party is being
organized by Discover Resorts.

Discover Resorts is a place where you would feel a different world altogether. It’s one kind of place
where you would be lost between serene nature and luxury which would spoil you. The Resort is located in Neral, surrounded by the green hills from all sides which make you sit in the lap of purity which being just 50 Kms from Panvel, on the outskirts of Mumbai city.
New Year’s Eve Party at Discover Resorts
Imagine a party which starts with Exotic Belle Dance, carries on with a Rock Band then Karaoke while refilling you with unlimited Domestic Alcohol and 21 course Gala Meal followed by Fireworks, A midnight Countdown and ends with Outdoor Movie screening. Grand isn’t it?

Yes, that is the kind of New Year’s Party around Mumbai which we are talking about. A party such grand that it will start at 8 PM and will end 5 AM next morning. Isn’t it the perfect way to start your new year?


  • 21 Course Gala Dinner
  • Live DJ
  • Rock Band
  • Karaoke
  • Belly Dancers
  • Fireworks
  • A Midnight Countdown
  • Outdoor Movie Screening
  • All Inclusive Domestic Alcohol
Your search for the most happening New Year party in Mumbai would end here. This is the party with which you will welcome 2016 and would never forget. So, do not settle for less in your New Year Party plans a get the best. Isn’t it what you deserve?

Check out the video below and see what you would get here!
Still thinking? Well, the slots are limited and the stakes are high. Ensure your presence in the best New Year party and get your tickets/passes now! BOOK NOW

Thursday 24 December 2015

Get Kissable Soft Lips With Maybelline Baby Lips Spiced up (Berry Sherbet)

Hello Everyone

Do you love wearing lip makeup? I do... Lip colours have been my most adored makeup since forever. I wear deep shades on my lips most of the times that beautifully compliment my complexion. Whenever I step out of my house, I prefer to color my lips and may not use any other cosmetic. But sometimes when I'm going out just for a walk or to a nearby shopping mart for routine purchase, I want to ditch dark lipcolors. For such occasions, Maybelline lipbalms are the perfect choice for me. I got different variants to stock in my kit and love each of them.

Today's post talks about Maybelline Baby Lips - Spiced Up in Berry Sherbet flavour.
Maybelline Baby Lips in Spiced Up is a little genie that fulfills your wish to get kissable soft lips with light glossy effect. I love its Berry Sherbet variant that is the one best suited for sun-kissed Indian skin tones like mine. The sweet fragrance in all the baby lips flavours is sure to be loved by most women :) The Berry Sherbet is something whose fragrance is identical to the juicy name given to it. May be this is the reason that I am using the word "flavour" instead of "variant" ;)
The lip balm with cute bold font printed on its dark maroon pack is a treat indeed. The flavour name is clearly printed on the stick. The lip balm stick is encased in a transparent upper cover with cardboard base. All the details about the product is printed on the back cover. The lip balm is easy to carry around for its handy size and light weight.
The texture of Spiced Up lip balms has got greatly improved than older versions and gives velvety smooth glide on lips easily. The not-so-glossy effect with pretty color on lips is not only appropriate for women like me, but also be loved by teenage gals. As I love deeper color, I swipe the lipbalm multiple times to get desired darkness. Also I like that the flattened lip balm stick gives optimum coverage in single swipe.
Yet another attraction of this product is the inclusion of SPF 20 that gives optimal protection to lips when explosed to sun.
The lip balm offers intense moisture to dry, chapped lips and soothes them. But the staying power is upto 3 hours depending on your intakes. But then you can't expect a lip balm to behave like a lipstick. So I don't mind reapplication as and when necessary.

For those, who are keen to know about other flavours; Spiced Up Lip balms comes in three yummy flavours i.e. Spicy Cinnamon, Berry Sherbet, and Tropical Punch. All of these are available at many online shopping portals for just Rs 175 for 4g packaging with a long shelf life of 36 months :)
To sum up, Maybelline Baby Lips Spiced Up (Berry Sherbet) is a lip smacking tool to cure the effects of dry lips or use it just to let your lips do the talking.

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My Candy-licious love with Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow (Mixed Berry)

In my recent post I expressed my love for Maybelline Baby Lips Spiced Up. And reading this post, you will get to know why am I obsessed with my most favoured brand. An exciting addition in my Baby Lips collection is one of the flavour of newly launched Candy Wow lip balms i.e. Mixed Berry. The name itself is so 'wow'.
The first thing that fascinated me about Candy Wow is its candy colored, tall n sleek body ;) The Candy Wow lip balms are so thoughtfully color-coordinated with its internal balm stick that there is no chance getting confused. The brand has come a step ahead to refine the design of the product and has come up with easily handle-able pen-like packaging that is specifically called as 'Crayon'. Its retractable outer body is so comfy to rotate to bring the lip balm stick out. Unlike their previous versions of baby lips, the proportion of retractable part is significantly increased for a better grip, this is why I referred it as easily handle-able. One thing that the packaging lacks in is the product details. There is no information about the lip balm on the pack other than its variant name.

I appreciate the rounded shade of lip balm stick over the flattened one for better coverage every time. The product is deeply moist and enriched with goodness of Vitamin E. So every time you glide it on your lips, the lively suppleness is spread for better feel. 
Though many of us hunt for lip balms only in winter season, but the dash of color given by this range makes it desirable all the year long to adorn soft, shiny lips. As you glide the lip balm once on your lips, the low intensity of the color reflects instantly. Its the matter of personal choice how how you want it to intensify. But remember, the color will settle on specific deepness after few strokes and won't get deeper afterwards.
The fruity scent of the lip balm is mild and sweet that fades away in some time. Its a plus for me actually because I don't like strong fragrant lipcare product too much. 

The Candy Wow range is being marketed in five variants which are Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Orange, Cherry and Peach. All of these are inspired from delicious candy flavours and are priced at Rs 275 each for 2 g. Though the packaging looks fat n long, but has lesser quantity to offer than other products Baby Lips range. I don't mind closing my eyes towards this fact because I am so much in love with the product.
Infact, I'm looking forward to buy few more flavours to kiss my dry lips goodbye and get my pouts ready for #WinterKissWithBabyLips.
Have you tried any of these Candy Wow flavour? How did you like it :)

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