Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Huges saving on travel gear at Flipkart. Hurry!!

Am crazy about travel gear. To the point of madness. I am always stopped by my family from going into bag showrooms and shopping online for them. Because I would shop away but I am serious. I love to get handy little suitcases that are extremely light weight and that can fit everything I need when I travel within it's four walls. It's like taking my little bit of home and comfort along with me. We travel rough so I need my comfort zone stored in my bag :)

So when I got a mail today from Flipkart announcing the sale, I thought I must share it with you.

Here are some of my favourite picks.
Buy American Tourister Velocity Expandable  Cabin Luggage - 21.3 inch: Suitcase
American Tourister Velocity Expandable Cabin Luggage - 21.3 inch
Buy Reebok Yoga STR Grip 27.5 inch Gym Bag: Duffel Bag
Reebok Yoga STR Grip
Buy United Colors of Benetton 20 inch Travel Duffel Bag: Duffel Bag
United Colors of Benetton 20 inch Travel Duffel Bag

Buy Lotto Sprint Backpack: Backpack
Lotto Sprint Backpack
Buy American Tourister Buzz 12 Laptop Backpack: Backpack
American Tourister Buzz 
Buy Travel Blue Folding 12 L Backpack: Backpack
Travel Blue Folding 12 L Backpack

Need travel gear,  check out their ongoing discount here

What is your favourite travel bag? Do leave me a comment in the comment box below as I am very keen on getting excellent light-weight luggage. :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mysore Sandal's Rose Incense Sticks Review

Mysore Sandal's Rose Incense Sticks
Calm moments to one self in the early hours of the morning and the late evening when things slow down and you gather all your thoughts and energies.
It's a preparation for conclusion or start of a ritual like meditation and without burning some incense, it somehow does not feel complete for me.
My ritual of prayer is very simple, I clean my lamp, I light it and I pray/meditate. The conclusion of it all is when I burn incense. It's a silent marker that I have completed my day in the evening.
But most Indian incense sticks are very unrefined and loaded with chemicals. I have been searching for quite a while for some natural forms of incense but unable to find any yet.

In the search for natural incense sticks, I was led to buying this particular brand.
Mysore Sandal is a well understood brand in our country.
This box contains 20 sticks. 
They look like regular incense sticks and they are.
Before burning them they have a faint smell of rose but upon burning, it 
gives out a chemical odour mixed with rose. It does affect my nose and allergies so I will not
be able to use this for I am quite sensitive to this type of smell.
It is not terribly strong like most other brands but I am still not able to tolerate it. So I burn and leave it in my garden outdoors.

MRP Rs.16

I am still on to my search. For in a country like ours, how can we not have organic incense sticks. I have heard a whole lot about Shoyeido brand in Japan and hope they start sales out here. Atleast, I could try them out.

Shoud I resort to burning leaves instead? What do you do for natural incense? I would love to read your comments on this.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Biotique Bio White Advanced Fairness Face Wash Review

If there is one Indian brand that I would have to pick out for all my toiletry needs at gun point, it would have to be a toss between Biotique and Himalaya but I have tried most Biotique products so I would know exactly what would work for me from their range and so the answer would be, 'I choose Biotique'.

So, when they launched these new range of face washes recently, I had to had to get my hands on them. I bought two products from their 'fairness' range and this is the face wash.

I like the easy flip cap and sturdy packaging. You can see through the packing to see how much product is left, I like! I like!

I really adore the list of ingredients. It has ritha, chirounji seed, poppy seeds, jasmine(Yum!) and purified water.

It is a very light, peachy fluid.
You need just a bead of it to wash your entire face and neck.
It lathers well, not too generously but it does clean your face nicely.
It has the exact but faint smell of their famous Fairness face pack.
So, I am guessing both products would share a lot of the ingredients.
It is a mild face wash, not the kind that will strong-strippy(yes, we make up new words
along the way) your skin of it's natural balance.
I cannot say that it makes me fair, I have been using it for over three weeks now and
it does brighten my skin but that's what happens instantly when I use any face wash, save
for a rouge few that are filled with chemicals that make me tan more, instead.
This one I can use almost blindly with the reassurance that it is organic.
Over-all I have had a very nice experience using this face wash and am looking to purchase
their pineapple variant next. They also have it in neem, papaya and honey, all of which
I will re-purchase this one too and am glad that it's easy on the pockets as well.

Rs.60 for 50ml
Shelf-life of 3 yrs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lakme Sun Expert Skin Lightening + De-tan After Sun Face Wash Review

I remember getting this product as a prize in a give-away. I've gotten really lucky at those. Forgot to use it for a long time and it was lying in my stash of to-use products for a long time. Finally, got down to using it in the Dubai heat. The summers are really harsh there and I am glad I took this along so I could put it to the real test.

The product is supposed to be a soothing face wash that effectively cleanses from pores to leave a tingling fresh and clean feeling skin.

It contains cucumber and lemon grass extracts known to soothe and clarify skin.
You can't miss the product, it comes in a bright, almost-canary yellow tube with a flip cap. It's hard to open
this flip cap when you are in the shower. Not too hard, but still hard.
It's a clear, thick, face wash with scrub particles.
You need a very tiny amount as it will lead to a lot of lather if you use a little more than bead sized.
It smells citrusy, nice!
It strips the face of any oil and leaves it squeaky clean but there is something to this that I can't put my finger on, it's very chemical-y.
It leaves you skin feeling cool so it's nice to use on a very hot and sweaty day.
I wouldn't use this if I were prone to dry skin so it's a nod ahead for those with oily skin.
It does nothing to de-tan your skin. So that's not going to help at all.
I had superbly pigmented skin due to the sunshine out there and it does not help one bit in that aspect
but it will give you clean skin.
Does nothing to lighten the skin so there, it's just a regular face wash with tall and false claims.
Not recommended for sensitive skin.

Priced at Rs.145 for 100gm.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Zoutons : Website Review

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While recently browsing for a flip case for my mobile online , I decided to bag a few deals, which is when I remembered to use coupons!
Using coupons is a relatively new deal for me but it definitely bags me, or anyone for that matter, a great amount of savings on their online purchases.
Zoutons is a new player in the coupons website race.Though they are new, they are already popular among several users.

Their website preface is clean and fresh. When you log on to, you are greeted by a lovely green interface which provides for a well organized and smooth browsing experience.
The layout is simple to use along with a easy interactive format.

Snapdeal Banner

Whilst on the homepage you are immediately greeted with graphics of their ongoing deals and sales.
The coupons offered range from huge brands and popular online websites. Myntra, Flipkart, Amazon, Jabong, Ebay, Snapdeal, GoIbibo are to name a few.
You can also avail discounts from popular brands some of which are listed below

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There are featured popular coupons and popular stores on the main page along with tabs for top categories, stores, brands and BANKS!                        
Now what are banks doing on this list? Even I was curious as to what that was. On further investigation, I understood that there is a tab for Banks that offer coupons.
You click on a particular bank of your choice and you get to see that the bank releases offers on their card and shopping vouchers for it's clients. Zouton's offers exclusive coupon codes for certain banks and also provides information on stores and brands running with that particular bank discount and deals. It can also offer a discount of say 6% off on payment through net banking. How cool is that? Shop some more, then? :)
I think this is the only website to offer such a cool discount code on Banks. This has to be their 'special feature'.
I like that Zoutons really has something new to offer us customers.

When you land on the home page, you also have an option to use their Search Engine to easily navigate and find specific deals by typing in your options.

Another special feature of Zoutons is that customers can submit their own coupons which helps others visiting the website to be aware of new coupons and deals.

How do you use a coupon on Zoutons?

*Go through the deals and offers of the day. 
*When you have chosen a deal, click to activate the code. 
*After activation, you are immediately led to the website you have clicked on for the code and your coupon is automatically pasted on your clipboard.
*Select the items you want to your cart and paste the coupon code when you checkout.
*That's it, you have gotten yourself a deal and you can smile all the way or possibly even brag to your family on how you saved money while sitting at home and shopping.

How cool is that?

Another plus point is you can save on your travel expenditure by using before booking a flight. Sheer joy!

Myntra Coupon
Since this is a relatively new website, one can only expect an even better experience in the days to come.

A little bit more about the portal - was founded by Nishit Kumar and Sahil Chalana. This is one of the exclusive coupon portals to offer Bank Coupons in India.
The website keeps up with regular updates, stores offering good deals ranging from a wide variety of coupons and keeps the customer up-to-date with new deals and discounts.

They have an attractive and catchy tagline - "The Loot is On"
which ensures a smile of satisfaction on every happy shopper's face.
Currently I am updating my wardrobe by using coupons for Myntra.
Do check out these sites if you would like to avail some active deals. 

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