Thursday, 26 December 2019

Who are our favourite celebrities on TikTok!

Today, thanks to the availability of high-speed internet, people are able to share content with their friends and family. With platforms such as TikTok, this has transcended to a larger audience and people who were brilliant content creators, are now being appreciated for spreading joy with their unique and enjoyable content on TikTok. With TikTok’s ability to connect people and create a sense of community, it’s no surprise that Bollywood, too has used it to connect with their fans and audience. In fact, TikTok has shown a more human side of Bollywood celebrities, which also show us that they are just people like us who want to have fun.

However, one of TikTok’s greatest features is its inclusivity. People who we have never heard of have now become stars, thanks to the content they share, which is why some TikTok celebs have more followers than Bollywood superstars.

As a platform to engage a growing fan base in India, TikTok also served as the launchpad for a diverse array of local creators. In January 2019, TikTok had an audition called the 1 million audition, which saw a lot of unique content from far corners of the country. In fact, this audition was extremely special for Kerala with 85-year-old Mary Joseph Mampilly winning the audition from the #1MVinesMalayalam. The TikTok entries, submitted by her grandson, Jinson won the hearts of many and became so popular that they helped her kick start her acting career. The octogenarian got an opportunity to feature in two highly anticipated Malayali movies.

Another example of TikTok collaborators getting a huge following base is the duo of Awez Darbar and Nagma Mirajkar. Nagma is even followed by Bollywood playback singer Neha Kakkar! Awez is mechanical engineer, while Nagma has a M. Com and an MBA and they highlight this in one TikTok video to show that they use the platform to showcase their talent and connect with their audience.

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh and his partner Genelia Deshmukh constantly share videos of their love. When Riteish joined TikTok, he and Geneila collaborated and participated in the #blowdrychallenge, which received 762,000 likes on TikTok.

Like the Deshmukhs, TikTok celebrity and Bollywood playback singer Neha Kakkar is always the first to share positive videos on her profile. Using the #positivity, Neha shares video on the importance of being happy. These videos have also garnered a lot of support from her 12.3 million followers on the app.

Bollywood stars have even used TikTok to spread a social message. Disha Patani even teamed up with TikTok in a campaign called #PetBFF. As part of this campaign, TikTok launched an in-app campaign #PetBFF on TikTok that focuses on educating people about the importance of adoption of strays and homeless animals rather than buying expensive breeds. Patani came forward to lend her voice to the cause and encouraged people to help animals who face innumerable incidents of cruelty from humans.

Another TikTok star Akshay Kakkar is a huge star, mainly because of his messages that promote his dance videos that also highlight body positivity. His videos have over a million followers and he has even shared TikTok space with Sunny Leone!

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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Oriflame Glacier Eau De Toilette - Men's Fragrance Review

Hey Everyone!

It's been pretty long that I could spare time from my hectic work schedule in past few months for a post on the blog. But here is one after much delay...
Everyone in the family knows my growing love for the fragrances, hence they gift me some 'good' ones many a times that compliment my personality. This father's day, I was gifted a cool fragrance by my little boy and I'm sharing a quick piece of my opinion on the same.

Oriflame Glacier Eau De Toilette - 
As you may expect it's a men's fragrance from Oriflame fantastic product range.

Product Description by the brand:
This crisp, invigorating scent is perfect for the sporty, free-spirited man. Organic and masculine bottle shape with the colour of the deep ocean.
The Glacier EDT is a herbal blend of Rosemary and Tarragon mingled with a twist of Mint and deep woody, amber undertone. In my view, the fragrance is not so musculine that it would please only men. It seems equally sophisticated to be worn by elegant women too.

Being an EDT, it has got higher concentration of the perfume essences than a cologne. It lasts on your body for moderate duration of apprx. 3-4 hours and needs reapplication, if required. The fragrance is not very strong but keeps you fresh in those hot sweltering days. I personally love such fragrances for regular office days when the objective is not to seduce your mates, but to leave an impact while making my senses feel rejuvenated. To get the long-lasting effect of this enchanting perfume, spray it in your neck, elbow, and wrists.

The packaging of Glacier Eau De Toilette is a decent glass vessel without any adornments. It fits the grip of your hand perfectly and spritz well. 
Also this fragrance makes a great gifting option budgetwise. You may get a 100ml bottle for almost INR 1500. Also keep an eye on the deals offered by Oriflame in their monthly catalogues that can be availed via their consultants.
In short, Oriflame Glacier Eau De Toilette is an aromatic accessory that one can adore for it's lively scent.

Review By-
Amit 

Friday, 31 May 2019

NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream Review

The NovAge Ultimate Lift Skin Care Set has 5 products consisting of Cleansing Gel, Eye Cream, Concentrate Serum, SPF rich Day Cream and Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream. 

This post will concentrate mainly on the Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream.
If loss of firmness and sagginf of skin are ageing your face, it's time to bounce back with the NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream which is Oriflame's advanced-performing product to restore firmness and elasticity for a lifted look with a delightfully youthful bounce.

Powered by patented AspartoLift Technology and Buddleja Plant Stem Cell extract, NovAge Ultimate Lift boosts elastin synthesis and helps to protect the integrity of the skin's extracellular matrix, enhancing the skin's elasticity to help lift, firm and redefine facial contours, as well as smoothing out wrinkles.
Extra-nourishing and replenishing night cream powered by Aspartolift and plant stem cell extract. It restores hydration, firmness and elasticity while you sleep for a lifted appearance over time with more defined contours and less visible wrinkles. Delicately fragranced.

Being one of the thicker products in your skincare routine usually, your night cream provide the final layer of active ingredients together with moisturisation. While the day cream is designed to help protect your skin from daytime aggressors; the night cream is designed to restore, replenish and lock in moisture while you sleep.
NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream is a mildly fragranced cream that is light in texture. You need to apply just 5 pea-sized dots of cream on your forehead, each cheek, your nose and chin. Use your fingertips to lightly massage the cream evenly all over your face avoiding the eye area until it is fully absorbed. The whipped texture feels like a dream and makes it so easy to spread and sink into skin effortlessly. 
While you sleep with the cream on, it nourishes the skin and addresses signs of fatigue with continued use. Even the most efficacious night creams are not going to transform your skin in one night. It would take weeks or even months to show results for the skin concerns like uneven skin tone, fine lines, or wrinkles,. So patiently feed your skin regularly with a good night cream.
Speaking about it's packaging, I like the elegantly rich glass jar in a pretty purple-gold color. The jar is packed in a outer cardboard box with same color theme. The price, quantity, ingredient list and shelf life etc are all printed on it.
NovAge Ultimate Lift Overnight Lifting & Contouring Cream is not a budget purchase (Rs. 2250 for 50ml) for sure, but if you're looking for a product that will genuinely make you look forward to your night time routine, this is one of those products.  

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Get Embellished With 6 Premium Laces By Riechers Marescot


Lace is an ultra sophisticated and premium fabric to coddle the beauty in you. This delicate lace fabric is made from yarn of weblike mesh. There are variations of this type. Most of the time it is used to embellish the apparel but some fashion drapes are entirely made out of it. Its sheerness pampers the delicacy and royal look of the apparel. Also, valuable stones, pearls, gold, and silver are used to make it. Let’s explore the lace fabric in details.

Lace by Riechers Marescot
Lacey dresses are often symbolized as feminine exuberance. The array of premium lace by Riechers Marescot is superfluous endorsing this regal feminine spirit. Based on France it is worldwide famous for manufacturing unique gorgeous lace and serving haute couture. It has a vast array of luxury lace fabric that is adorned with Swarovski, pearls, beads, sequins, cords and lot more valuable embellishment. It is made by Leavers loom of the 19th century which is intricately patterned to last details. It is used by all top notch designers to bedeck bridal dresses and party wears. It is a boon for ethnic wear designers. 
Tissura.com collections
Tissura.com is a worldwide supplier of lace fabrics by Riechers Marescot. It has 6 premium category of this type. Various colors, patterns, and quality are available here. The adornments and yarn make the difference in price. Not just fabric you can also get different accessories, trimmings, and buttons here. All exclusive brands and yarns are in their stock.

Types of Lace Fabric
There are 6 major types of lace. Based on its design and pattern it is differentiated into such types:- 
  • Chantilly Lace It has fine ground, pattern is well outlined and it has abundant of details. Cordonnet outlines the pattern in a flat strand that is untwisted. One of the best lace collections of Tissura is Chantilly lace of opal rose riveting pattern. Little blooms are tied with fine high-quality thread for ornamentation of the fabric. It is durable and ever remains fresh with a new like look.
  • Corded Lace Fabric – Its another name is Alencon fabric named after a French town. The heavy corded or delicate thread patterns are stitched together tightly on a base fabric of sheer illusion which makes the design like appliqué.
  • Embroidered lace - Heavy embroidery work is done on lace which is then stitched with the apparel. The high delicate design itself is ornamentation.
  • Knit Lace – It is knitted with thin yarns and has nice patterns. Floral, diamond, check and geometric patterns are predominant in knitted lace.
  • Brocade Lace – Silk, gold, silver, zari and rich decorative materials are used to embellish it. It is used in high-quality royal dresses.
  • Eyelet Lace – It is light in weight and has small pierced holes and with floral or dot-like patterns.

Evening gowns, bridal dress, Western wear, luxury lingerie and lot more are made of it. Lace is an everlasting fashion that is gratifying women’s luxury wear.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

A Spiritual Walk along the Banks of Ganges at Haridwar

For a family where spirituality prevails, the holiday destinations sometimes are the holy cities where one can find solace from fast-paced urban life. Just like masses of people who consider 'Twin National Heritage Cities' Haridwar and Rishikesh as one of the most religious pilgrimage destination, my father always loved visiting these mystical places. 
I've fond memories of visiting these places since childhood, so here is what delights me about the locations..
Har ki Pauri:
The most pious ghar at the banks of Ganges, Har ki Pauri offers the most divine experience to devotees during Ganga Aarti every evening. Watching thousands of the diyas floating on the waters while the hymns being recited by the priests fill your heart with purity and devotion for Almightly. A dip into sacred waters of Ganges is believed to wash away all your sins.





Mandir Darshan:
At this major spiritual landmark of India, you'll find temples (mandir) of many Hindu Gods and Goddesses in every corner of the city. Chandi Devi Mandir, Daksheswara Maharaj Mandir, Maya Devi Mandir, Vaishno Devi Mandir, Doodhadhari Barfani Baba Mandir, Bharat Mata Mandir etc. are some popular temples of Hindu religion in Haridwar. 

Most revered of all the Haridwar temples is the Mansa Devi Mandir. The temple is located steep atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills. You can either trek, climb the steps or go via Udhankhatola (Cable Car/ Ropeway) to the temple.



The view from the cable car will simply amaze you and it's highly recommended to enjoy if you have children in the family.  
Adventure Sport at Rishikesh:
The Yog Capital of the World, Rishikesh, has many adventure activities to indulge into. It depends on the preference and age-appropriateness of the participant what you're allowed to partake. Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Powered Paragliding, Jungle Camping, Trekking, River Rafting are the best among the long list of other thrilling Rishikesh adventure sports.  

Food Trails:
Haridwar is heaven for food lovers. Spicy Aloo Puri, Frothy Kulhar Milk, Crispy Kachoris and Samosas, Fresh Fruits, Seasonal Juices and Flavoured Kulfis have been my super favourites. Everything is available at such pocket-friendly prices that you need not resist your temptations because of expenses.


A visit to the ancient city of Haridwar is a must for a peaceful stay with tranquil atmosphere, but travelling during the Hindu month of Shrawan around July should be avoided due to heavy crowd and blocked roads becuase of Kaanwar Yatra by Shiv devotees.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Steal the Spotlight With Oriflame Colour Obsession Lipsticks

Up your colour game with Colour Obsession, the new lipstick range from The ONE. This revolutionary lip colour brings an unparalleled sense of empowerment with its attention-grabbing hues. Beyond bold, it has 10 PopShock shades with ChromaLoad Technology for unequalled colour intensity. Fully loaded with moisture, the weightless base melts on contact, providing a gel-crème finish of saturated colour.
Colour Obsession Lipsticks have a distinct silver chrome bullet packaging unlike the ones which I already have in my collection. What made me really happy about the packaging is the clear transparent cap that lets me see the shade without opening it, because otherwise it used to take me lot of time finding the right shade in my stash every morning while getting ready for work. Now with Colour Obsession lipsticks, the issue seems solved atleast for this range.
This range offers 10 beautiful shades that would steal the spotlight in your spring summer cosmetics.

Nude Appeal - 35155
Peach Passion - 35156
Pink Possession - 35157
Magenta Mania - 35158
Coral Craze - 35159
Tempting Orange - 35160
Red Rage - 35161
Red Fever - 35162
Purple Power - 35163
Cherry Crave - 35164

The lipsticks are mildly creamy in texture, but don't feel heavy when worn on lips. I neither apply lip balm or lip gloss, still my lips felt moisturized without any feeling of drying out. The colour payoff is good too. After almost 7 hours and having with my lunch, the colour lasted enough. I am also happy with the subtle shine that these lipsticks give. 
Something from the browns family is missing in the range. To name a few shades that I adore more than others, I have got Purple Power, Cherry Crave, Coral Craze and Nude Appeal as the most preferred ones.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Ways to Calm Down Colicky Baby

Hey Mommies! 

Let's me start by asking how does it feel when your infant cries uncontrollably and you can’t find the reason? Isn't so distressing for a mother not to be able to figure out the reason why the baby is crying despite fulfilling his needs? 

I always felt that infancy is the most difficult stage of baby's life when the baby himself can't express what's troubling him and leaves the parents absolutely powerless how to tackle the situation. It's obvious that the babies will express their physical and emotional hurts by crying, but an intense crying with no identifiable reason that transforms into a frequent screaming episode same time every day is termed as 'Colic'. Luckily, colic is not associated with any health problem and is believed to be linked to indigestion, trapped wind or temporary gut sensitivity. Though colic condition gets resolved on its own eventually, but the parents definitely need to know some measures and remedies that might relieve the baby from this prolonged crying for the moment. So here are some tried n tested ways that worked for my baby & I'm sure your little one might respond to some of these when needed-

  • For a colic-affected baby, a belly rub can be quite useful. For this, simply lay the baby on his back on your lap and gently move your palms on his abdomen with light pressure in rhythmic circles in the clockwise direction. You may even use a non-allergic massage oil for belly rub. 
  • An easy way to release trapped gas is to engage the baby in some body exercise. I found bicycle legs, bent legs to be the easiest yet practical ones for the purpose. 
  • Some babies respond really well to face-down holding position. For this, the parent should place his hand under baby's belly and the baby's head should be on your forearm. This posture will help putting pressure on baby's tummy and will relieve uncomfortable gas that causes crying.

    I used to apply a homemade paste of asafoetida mixed with water on my baby's tummy when he would face the issue. And the good news is that the same remedy is now available in the form of ready-to-use Tummy Roll-On.
  • One of the trustworthy babycare brands, Mother Sparsh has recently introduced this #AyurvedicHomeRemedy made of 5 effectives oils that aim to treat colic naturally. 
The combination of Hing Oil, Pudina Oil, Sonth Oil, Saunf Oil and Sova Oil effectively reduces stomach discomforts caused due to gas, acidity or indigestion in infants and children. The benefits of Asafoetida are well-known as one of the most handy home remedy for colic in infants. It's anti-flatulence properties help in digestion. It lets the baby release intestinal gas and minimises discomfort. Saunf Oil used in the roll-on helps the baby to burp and be a #colicfreebaby.
The small size and light-weight packaging makes the #TummyRollOn a travel-friendly item that moms can easily toss in baby's diaper bag. You need to apply the product on baby's stomach directly around the naval area. 
The best part is that the #100%Ayurvedic formula is skin-safe, non-toxic and free of chemicals which gives the confidence to use it without worries of any side-effects. Also the product is worth a try for the affordable price point. You may order it online too.
It might take time to get through this phase of #parenting and if you can't pinpoint the remedy that would certainly work, simply try alternative remedies everytime to find what suits your little one's best. I'm sure your baby will soon be a happy and #ColicFreeBaby.
Happy Parenting!