Saturday, 11 August 2018

Reuse your old Saree in 5 different ways


Hello guys. Hope everyone would be doing well. We Indians are very much used to wearing traditional saree’s. We all would be having some old traditional saree’s which our grandmother's or great grandmothers would have passed it to our moms and from our moms to us. These days old traditional saree’s are seen as unique and statement pieces. But there are times when we are so over some saree’s which we don't like to style anymore. Usually in Indian household we give such old clothes to the bartanwalis and in exchange for utensils.

Here few ways you can reuse your old saree’s and make some good statement pieces.

1. Make curtains. 
If you have sheer saree’s lying around unused make long floor length curtains from them. These days’ two layered curtains are a big trend. So you can use two different colour saree’s and make nice sheer curtains from them for your bedroom or living room. These would add a nice personal touch to your house.


2. A cape dress.
These days a cape dress is a total style statement. A long cape can be easily made with an old Saree. I have used my mom's old bhandni saree and made a long cape out of it. (See the picture for reference). Stitching a cape is very easy and one can easily make a DIY at home too.


3. Make a Long Maxi dress.
If you have an old silk saree lying around make a long floor touching dress out of it. Silk never goes out of fashion. And style it with a nice trendy dupatta.


4.  Door mat
Yes you read it right we can make a nice colorful door mats from your old saree’s.


5. Potli or tote Bags.
Making a potli bag is very easy and you can make the same from the left over cloth of the saree dress that you have made.




This article is a part of #ReuseBlogTrain hosted by Yogeeta (www.vrag.in) and Papri (www.throughmypinkwindow.com) and sponsored by Aroma Essentials. Read and engage on some really useful #reuse #recycle #reuse posts by 15 amazing bloggers. Thank you Heema (www.zenithbuzz.in) for introducing me. I would like to hand over the baton to a hospitality professional turned blogger, Rashmi is a mom to a super active toddler and shares about her life and motherhood experiences at www.notjustmommying.com

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Roop Mantra : Product Review


Skincare is the first and foremost steps for a healthy and problem free skin. No makeup can ever give the glow which a healthy skin can. Choosing the right face wash according to the skin type is very important. We all are aware of the brand ROOM MANTRA. They are very well known for making their products with all natural ingredients.

ABOUT ROOP MANTRA

From the knowledge of ancient Vedas, Roop Mantra Skin Care Products have been formulated after a deep research on the various factors leading to various skin conditions. Regular use of Roop Mantra skin care products gives amazing results. These products are enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients which provide beneficial effect to the skin.


List of ingredients used
  • ·         Turmeric
  • ·         Kesar
  • ·         Tulsi
  • ·         Aloe Vera
  • ·         Cucumber
  • ·         Lime
  • ·         Neem
  • ·         Mix fruit

Recently I received a huge package from the brand with all their new launched face washes, Ayurvedic creams and a zero pimple gel. Let’s have a closer look about all their products in detail


ROOP MANTRA CUCUMBER FACE WASH:


An ayurvedic face wash is composed of the herbal extracts of cucumber, neem, aloevera and pudina.

What it does:
  • Controls blemishes and pimples, purify the skin
  • Removes excess oil and dirt while retaining skin moisture.

Price: Rs 83 for 115 ml
Buy it here


ROOP MANTRA ALOEVERA FACE WASH:


Ayurvedic proprietary face wash enriched with the goodness of herbal extract of Aloe Vera, tulsi and neem leaves.

What it does:
  • Removes facial dirt which prevents blemishes and pimples
  • Removes signs of premature aging and retains skins moisture

Price: Rs 83 for 115 ml
Buy it Here

ROOP MANTRA MIX FRUIT FACE WASH:


A medical face wash is a blend of natural fruit extracts like apple, grapeseed, carrot, aloe Vera and almond, providing complete nourishment to the skin.

What it does:
  • Prevents blemishes and pimples by removing facial skin dirt
  • Provides deep cleaning, enhances skin glow

Price: Rs 83 for 115 ml
Buy it Here


 ROOP MANTRA NEEM FACE WASH


Deep cleansers face wash that contains the goodness of neem, tulsi, and turmeric which has antibacterial and anti fungal properties.

What it does:
  • Removes excess oil, deep-rooted dirt, control blemishes and pimples
  • Exfoliates skin, makes it dirt and germ free.

Price: Rs 83 for 115 ml
Buy it Here


ROOP MANTRA LIME & MINT FACE WASH


It is a skin moisturizing face wash with a blend of natural extracts of lemon fruit, tulsi, pudina and aloe Vera which provide proper nourishment to the skin.
What it does:
  • Removes dryness, roughness and control skin cracking
  • Removes the facial dirt and retains skin moisture.

Price: Rs 83 for 115 ml
Buy it Here



ROOP MANTRA ZERO PIMPLE GEL:


An ayurvedic medical gel which contains herbal extracts of rosemary, tea tree oil, aloe Vera, marigold, nimbu, green tea, tulsi, neem, cucumber, onion, menthe, providing a better care to the skin.

What it does:
  • Removes pimples and acne problems
  • Helps in removing excess oil, open and clear clogged pores

Price: Rs 136 for 15g
                          Buy it Here


 ROOP MANTRA AYURVEDIC CREAM:


An authentic ayurvedic cream with a complete ayurvedic skin solution for the entire family. It contains natural liquid extracts such as Aloe Vera, Basil, Turmeric, Lemon, Cucumber, Apple, Carrot, Almond, Draksha, Mulethi, Neem and Chandan.

What it does:
  • Nourishing ointment suitable for all skin types
  • Protects from acne, pimples, boils and skin infection etc

Price: Rs 93 for 30 gm
                        Buy it Here


My Verdict:
  • The brand has something or the other for every skin type and concerns.
  • I have tried their face washes on my skin and I must say they are very gentle on the skin
  • They did not break me out at all.
  • They are very budget friendly and travel friendly at the same time.
  • Their packaging is very good. The face washes come in a flip open cap and there is no leakage of product what so ever.
  • Their pimple gel is true to its claim. I have used it as a spot treatment and it helped me in reducing the pimples in just one application.
  • Their medicinal cream is a multi utility product. I have used it on my babies’ skin too and it did not harm their delicate skin

My Ratings: 4.5/5

 Availability : Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa, Snapdeal

Note: I received these products as a PR package for reviewing. I have not been paid for the review. These are my honest reviews after using the products for a week.



Thursday, 31 May 2018

FairFax Hair Energizer Product Review



The most communal problem we mothers face after the delivery is the massive hair loss. Yes, postpartum hair loss is real you guys. While I was pregnant I had the best and voluminous hair. But after that the situation changed. My hair started to fall excessively. I was so much worried about my excessive hair loss. I have tried numerous hair oils, anti-hair fall shampoos, hair treatments, diy hair oils and what not. But there was no visible result. Heartbroken and worried me started to search for some miracle product. That's when I came across Fairfax hair energizer.




About Fairfax


Fairfax hair energizer is 100% herbal product that lives up to its name. It contains extracts from natural herbs such as stinging nettle leaf, southern wormwood, bark of quinine, and a few others that are known to reduce hair fall and promote hair growth. It's manufactured & bottled in Switzerland.

How to use:

There are two ways to use this product

Method 1

  • Fairfax should be used after the bath and after the hair has been washed.
  • Wash the hair with a mild shampoo and pat dry it with a soft towel.
  • Take about a litre of water and add 3 to 4 drops of Fairfax to this. Stir it with and rinse your hair.
  • Pat dry your hair with a soft towel.
Note: do not pour water over your hair after this. 
  • Apply Fairfax enriched herbal water to your scalp three times a week. You will see a difference in your hair within 2 weeks (i.e. 7 applications).
  • If used carefully, one bottle of Fairfax (5ml) will last for 20+ uses or 2+ months. (depending on the frequency of the use)

Method 2

  • Put 4 drops of Fairfax in any hair oil of your choice that you normally use and apply it to your scalp.
  • Keep it for few hours or overnight for best results and wash off with a mild shampoo.

My Verdict:

I have been using this product for past 15 to 20 days now and i can see some changes in my hair. I can see visible difference in my hair fall. Still it would be too early to comment on the results of the product. But so far i am loving the results of Fairfax Hair energizer.

Availability:

It is easily available on Amazon Click Here to purchase  

Price: 

Rs 1199 for 5 ml of product

My Ratings:  4/5 Stars





Monday, 28 May 2018

Benefits of Vitamin E Oil for Skin and Hair


Vitamin E, also known as the “skin vitamin,” has excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and skin healing properties, which makes it an excellent remedy for various skin and hair problems.

Benefits of vitamin E oil for skin are:

1. For wrinkles-

  • Mix vitamin E oil with honey, yogurt, and lemon juice. 
  • Use it overnight for best results. 


2. For acne scars-

  • Apply vitamin E oil directly on the affected area as a spot treatment. 


3. For reducing dark circles-

  • Apply directly on the dark circles as a spot treatment. 


4. For reducing Hyper pigmentation

  • Mix vitamin E oil and olive oil and apply on the face.
  • Use it overnight for best results. 


5. For stretch marks- 

  • Mix vitamin E oil with any moisturiser and apply. 


6. For chapped lips-

  • Apply directly on the chapped lips.


7. For skin lightening

  • For oily skin
                 - Mix it with lemon juice.
                 - Apply it on entire face and neck.
                 - Leave it overnight for best results.


  • For dry skin

              - Mix vitamin E oil with honey and milk.
              - Apply it on your entire face and neck.
              - Use it overnight for best results.

8. For dark spots

  • Mix vitamin E oil with aloe Vera gel and apply on the dark spots or entire face. 
  • Use it overnight for best results. 


Let's see some of the benefits of vitamin E oil for hair.

1. For hair growth

  • Massage vitamin E oil directly to your scalp and leave it overnight for best results. 


2. For spilt ends

  • Mix vitamin E oil with coconut oil and apply it to your entire hair and leave it overnight for best results. 


3. DIY Serum for Soft and Healthy Hair 
- Vitamin E oil
- Rosemary essential oil (for hair growth)
- Lavender essential oil (anti-inflammatory, treats, and prevents dandruff)
- Argan oil (moisturizes and strengthens hair)
- Aloe Vera gel (nourishes and promotes growth)
- Distilled water

  • Mix it all together and store it in a glass bottle.
  • You can apply it all over your hair and scalp and leave it overnight.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes Product Review



These days market is flooded with numerous baby care brands. Every brand has something specific to offer. No stone has been left unturned in the baby care industry. When it comes to choosing a product for my kids i get a panic attack. There are so many brands offering the same kind of a product but just with a small twist. Before buying anything for my kids i do my research not only on the product but also on the brand. I don't want any harsh chemicals to touch my babies skin and irritate them.

We all mothers would agree that a pack of wet wipes is a mommy's best buddy. Don't you guys agree that wet wipes have a special place in our handbags and in our houses. They are a multi-tasking product. They came handy in every situation. Till now I was ok with buying wet wipes of any brand because for me cleaning was the primary use. I never gave much thought on what ingredients went into them.

Before couple of months My Twin A suffered from severe diaper rash. I was travelling during those days. Therefore, a pack of wet wipes was a saviour for me. I tried changing his diaper rash creams even the brand of diapers that i was using. Upgraded the size of his diapers thinking that rashes would heal, and he would not get them back again. But nothing helped. I finally took him to a doctor and That's when I came to know that the chemicals in my wipes were the main culprit. This came as a big news for me.

I started my research on the ingredients that went into the wipes and i was shocked to see the list of harmful chemicals that they were made of. My doctor insisted me to use only water and cloth to clean my baby. This was only possible when i was at home. But my question was how to manage when I am out and about with my baby and need clean him on the go. All I wanted was to find a brand that makes products that are gentle on baby's skin and their main ingredient was water. And my search stopped on Mother Sparsh.


About the mother Sparsh wet wipes: 
As the name says MOTHER SPARSH, touch of a mother. They make products that are mild and gentle on baby's skin. Mother Sparsh wet wipes are made with 98% water. This was exactly what I was looking for. These wipes are not made of polyester but on the contrary they are made from 100% Viscose fabric. This meant that I was finally using water and cloth while cleaning my baby.

Features of the product:

  • 98% water wipes
  • Paraben free
  • Alcohol free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Ph Balanced
  • Made with 100% Viscose Fabric
  • Skin friendly natural fabric
  • Biodegradable wipes
  • Prevents diaper rashes (clinically proven)
  • Non-soapy and non-greasy
Ingredients:


Packaging:

Mother Sparsh wet wipes comes in a plastic pack which contains 80 wipes. It comes in a typical peel off resealable sticker packing.


What I like about mother Sparsh wet wipes: 
  • These are made with 98% water and are free from harsh chemicals which makes them even more loved. 
  • The material if the wipes in thick as compared to other brands. It makes it easier to clean the baby. 
  • The wipes are moist and not dry which helps in cleaning the baby properly. 

What I don't like about mother Sparsh wet wipes: 


  • The peal of plastic opening can be replaced by a flap plastic opening. 
  • The stickiness of the peal off opening vanishes in couple of uses due to which the wipes starts drying. 
  • It's very difficult to take out one wipe at a time. 
Price:

The pack of 80 wipes are priced at Rs 195

Availability:

These are easily available online as well as offline.
You can get your hands on them from

  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Firstcry india
  • Snapdeal

My verdict:

I genuinely like mother sparsh wet wipes. They are very mild and chemical free. I would genuinely recommend to everyone to give it a try atleast once and see for themselves. I garuntee you would love  them too. 

Ratings: 4.5/5

Disclaimer:
I received this product from the company as a PR Package for review purpose. I have used them for couple of days before coming up with a review. The product was sponsored but not my views.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Berrytree India - Organic Clothing product review




We mothers become too protective when it comes to our little ones. We are worried and concerned for all the things that are connected to our little munchkins like what feed, finding baby products that are safe for their delicate skin, what type of clothes to buy, etc etc the list would be endless. I take ages to zero down on any product that I am going to use on my munchkins. I am that crazy mother who checks all the ingredients that goes inside that product and double check that they won't harm my babies. I always, always prefer brands that are made with organic ingredients because I know mother nature would never harm their babies.

What organic clothing means.

Organic clothing is clothing made from materials raised in on in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. Organic clothing may be composed of Cotton, Jute, Silk, Ramie, or Wool.

Why Organic?

Safe on Baby's Skin:
We can’t stress enough about how delicate their skin is. It takes a while before their skin develops resistance to harmful chemicals and the harsh environment. Which is why we see a lot of rashes. Organic Cotton is naturally, heavenly soft. It’s chemical free and allows the skin to breathe freely.

Farmers Friendly:
When we buy Organic Cotton, you support the well-being of a handful of farmers that have understood the importance of organic farming. These farmers put in numerous hours of strict labour and patience to produce a fantastic crop that is clean, sustainable and chemical free.

Environment friendly:
Organic Cotton is grown using traditional farming techniques thereby making it a more environmentally friendly and a sustainable product.

Sustainable
It is believed that nearly 20% of all water pollution comes from making non-organic clothing.

Lasts Longer:
Organic Cotton Clothing, can last up to 5 times longer, and it gets softer each time you wash it. Giving your baby the ultimate comfort.

Awareness about organic clothing  has spread like a wild fire among parents therefore there has been a flood of brands offering organic clothes specially for kids. Market as well as social media is flooded with brands that offer organic clothes. Everyone has something or the other to offer to mommies like me who are already investigating on varied brands. It had become very difficult for me to narrow down on one specific brand. That's when BERRYTREE INDIA came to my rescue.

About Berrytree India

Started as a baby food start-up, they have come quite a long way in just a short while. Today, they have an extensive list of products especially designed for your kids.

Without any adieu I went to their website. (I already had stalked their entire Instagram page though). I was so happy to see a good variety of clothes specially for boys. 
They have huge variety of products to choose from
·        Rompers
·        Onesies
·        Nightsuits
·        Frocks and Tops
·        Easy pants
·        Sweatshirts
 
Finding good and classy yet comfort clothes for boys has always been a big challenge for me. I directly contacted their team on Instagram and they politely answered all my queries. They were very kind enough to send me an organic cotton romper for my kid. In no time I received a cute romper. 



I have already used it several times before i could come up with a review.

I received : Berrytree Organic Cotton Baby Romper in Red Strips  (click here to buy)
Size: 12 to 18 months
Price : Rs 1000




A big yes - 

  • The fabric is supper smooth and soft.
  • The colors used are totally organic and it would harm babies delicate skin.
  • They have cute variety of prints to offer for both boys and girls. 
  • You can find a cute outfit for your little munchkin
  • Even after washing their colour didn't fade and the fabric is still super soft. 
  • I received the romper in size 12 to 18 months but trust me guys it can be worn by my babies till they are 24 months.
  • Fit of the rompers is out of this world. I find it easy to dress and undress my kids because they have a side opening which doesn't hurt my kids even if they are lying down on their tummy.


A big No - Con's

I didn't find any con's as such with the product. The only thing according to me which can bother other parents is the price point but its justified by the quality of the product you get.

My verdict

I highly recommend this organic clothing brand to others as they are worth the investment and you are also saving the environment by going organic.

Rating: 4.5/5 (0.5 less just for the higher price point)

Availability :
You can buy them from:
Berrytree India website 
Firstcry.com
Amazon.in

Guys there is a sale going on on their website go check them out and grab a great deal. (Click Here)


Saturday, 31 March 2018

#AtoZchallenge A - Acceptance



A- Acceptance (What a Mother Wants)

Being is a mother is such an overwhelming experience. Whether you are a first-time mommy or a mommy of two. Motherhood comes in various part and parcels. Once you become a mother everything in life seems to change. Forget about the changes with things and everybody else around you, you as a person change completely. You are no longer you. You grow up suddenly. You know there is a little human who is totally dependent on you.



Motherhood doesn't come with a manual. You learn everyday with your experience. It's like a trial and error experiment. Either you become successful or you fail, but even from the failure you learn something new out of it that's the charm of motherhood. As a Mother I always trust my instincts when it comes to the style of parenting and deciding what's good for my kids. A mother is given gazillion advices from the elders from the family, relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers. I believe It's always good to take advice because you never know when what information comes handy.

Today's time is all about new age parenting. A mother would never do any harm to her kids. As a mother I prefer doing what I want and how I want. The last and final decision lies in my hands. New age or modern parenting styles are some how not acceptable to many specially the elders (some not all). Whatever a mother does is always questionable by many and even judged. All a mother wants is to be accepted for what she is, how she is.



This blog post is a part of my A to Z Blogging challenge where in I will be blogging the entire month of April and sharing my views on Motherhood. what all a mother needs to be a mother (if you know what i mean). So, hang on with me in this entire month to know my views and share yours for the same.

Reuse your old Saree in 5 different ways

Hello guys. Hope everyone would be doing well. We Indians are very much used to wearing traditional saree’s. We all would be having ...