Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Celebrity Street Style | Dakota Johnson


Street style has become just as major as the runway shows themselves.

My Favorite Looks of The Week | September 30th - October 6th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

Zendaya

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Arranged Love Marriage by Safina Khan Soudagar |

Book Review


Summary:


The Arranged Love Marriage is a romance based novel which takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions. Given below is the synopsis of the novel. 'Miss, are you alright?' That voice... Her tummy fluttered and her eyes flew open to clash with the deepest grey eyes ever. The buzzing of the phone stopped, and so did her heart. Saphira Varma, at twenty seven is well-established in her dream company and is happily single until her parent's wish for her to settle turns her world upside down. Her heart is locked away, but a loveless marriage to a stranger might be just the thing to placate her parents. But as her past questions her present and threatens her future, she is uncertain. Will Saphira find the lost key? If you're a challenge woman... I certainly accept. A business minded Sameer Malhotra hadn't expected for an arranged marriage to land up on his to-do list. But he finds himself agreeing to just that. A girl of his parent's choice might bring him happiness. He wasn't sure until, he found himself feeling for a woman who was captivating and left him curious. Will Saphira's past make this a one-sided love? Not if Sameer can help it. There will be a marriage, the question is, 'What kind?'


Thursday, 5 October 2017

The One From The Stars by Keshav Aneel | Book Review

Summary:


“The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.”

Vishesh is a dreamer, who is driven by his passion for writing and words. But like most Indian middle class families, his parents are impatient to see him settled in a government job. Despite all obstacles, making no complaints, he continues to follow the hard path, holding up the promise he had made to himself, trying to fulfil his father's wishes and failing over and over.

Almost everyone – his parents, friends and the love of his life – leaves his side in the middle of his journey. To worsen things, he is diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the seriousness of which nobody could decipher before it was too late.

Will a dreamer be sacrificed for social standing? Will a heart be crushed to uphold a hollow image?

Left alone and misunderstood by everyone he knew, this is Vishesh's intense story of repeatedly falling down and trying to get up on his own, to prove that everyone who dares to follow their heart is not a commoner; he is 'The One From the Stars'.


Aliens In Delhi by Sami Ahmad Khan | Book Review


Summary:

In the near future, the ISI and RAW discover that securing the borders of Pakistan and India is the least of their problems. An extra-terrestrial race of reptiloids prepares to invade Earth — by turning our smartphones into gene-tampering weapons.
Humanity might soon be extinct.
As people in Delhi start turning into alien hybrids, India gears up to face a foe unlike any other.
From unveiling the actual reason behind the Chandrayaan mission to the truth about Osama bin Laden, this explosive geopolitical science-fiction thriller depicts how contemporary India responds to an alien invasion.


Author:

Sami Ahmad Khan

Publisher:

Niyogi Books

Release date:

September 10th 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 300 Pages

The story gripped me from the first page and did not let go until the very last, with thrills that kept me hooked. The author's writing has a tactile visceral quality that causes you to see what he is seeing and feeling. I would Google terms and phrases and learn so much about them finding out, pleasantly, that the events described actually happened!

 It starts out great and - just when you think it can't get any better, it does. It's a good read all the way to the end. It doesn't end like the predictablility would suggest.  It is fast-paced and thoughtful at the same time. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

 Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija | Book Review


Summary:


Baby, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the Diwan family's household help, has been raped and brutalized. Vansh Diwan, a criminal lawyer, finds himself torn between a shot at justice for the girl and a very powerful client. He cannot bring himself to proceed at the risk of all that he has secured for his family. His wife Priti, distraught and devastated at her husband's decision, turns to an old friend for help. Akash Hingorani, top criminal lawyer and best friend to Priti and Vansh, must step up. He is Baby's last chance. But things quickly unravel as Akash's probe into the rape suddenly turns into a murder investigation. A powerful legal thriller that moves breathlessly from crime scene to courtroom to homes to lay bare the difference between law and justice.


Author:

Vish Dhamija

Publisher:

Harper Collins

Release date:

September 10th 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 296 Pages


At first I didn't think the story line would be interesting enough but changed my opinion as I progressed.  The plot twists are worth the time reading it. Some I predicted and some that blew me away. The characters are authentic and engaging, and he masterfully weaves everything and everyone together into a fun and gripping story. The story line is completely believable and you love some of the characters and hate others.

I found myself wanting to quickly turn the pages so I could see how it all turned. There are enough elements in the plot to just keep you wanting to know what in the world is going to happen next. I really enjoyed this book even though there was one or two spots that were slow moving, but not for long.

 I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Celebrity Street Style | Emily Ratajkowski


Street style has become just as major as the runway shows themselves.



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Best Red Carpet Looks | Emily Ratajkowski


Red carpet fashion refers to the outfits worn on the red carpet at high profile gala celebrity events such as award ceremonies and film premieres. See which show-stopping styles made the cut in the round-up of the best red carpet dresses.


Best Red Carpet Looks | Nicole Kidman



Red carpet fashion refers to the outfits worn on the red carpet at high profile gala celebrity events such as award ceremonies and film premieres. See which show-stopping styles made the cut in the round-up of the best red carpet dresses.


Monday, 2 October 2017

Jhelum Loves Honeytrap Facewash | Review


Honetrap Face Wash with Honey and Lemon. It moisturizes & nourishes skin while cleansing.
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Best Red Carpet Looks | Winnie Harlow



Red carpet fashion refers to the outfits worn on the red carpet at high profile gala celebrity events such as award ceremonies and film premieres. See which show-stopping styles made the cut in the round-up of the best red carpet dresses.


Old Seeds Of A New Tree by Sandeep Kishore | Book Review

Summary:

Poems are like mirrors; they reflect thoughts when you read them. When you close your eyes, they speak to you. They also connect with you in your own frame and then draw you out to think beyond.
Sandeep Kishore’s poems will draw you out from the normal world to a different realm. They will talk to your heart and also challenge your mind to seek higher, different altitudes.
Conflicts between the heart and mind have perhaps existed ever since the beginning of human civilization. Whether in love or in pain, to seek or to give, to understand or to imbibe, to teach or to learn, Sandeep Kishore’s poems will connect with you in your own way.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Window Seat by Yashluv Virwani | Book Review


Summary:

What does a Window Seat remind you of? Your apartment in a high-rise building, in the lap of your couch, a cup of chai in your hand, a song on your lips, as you watch the world outside, with its share of glittering streetlights, honks and smoke, flow? Or the incessant journeys you undertake, in buses or trains, with music digging deep in your ears, as you see miles and miles of untamed wilderness ? I want you to go back to your childhood, in the cosy arms of the eldest member in your family, who, using the threads of magic, weaved a parallel existence around you, transporting you to a place away from all the things that bind you - because that is the land where stories work - a land that has no cages, only freedom.

Outfit Ideas With Trench Coat

A trench coat or trenchcoat is a raincoat made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton gabardine drill, leather, or poplin. It generally has a removable insulated lining, raglan sleeves, and the classic versions come in various lengths ranging from just above the ankles (the longest) to above the knee (the shortest).

Can a Girl and a Boy Be… Just Friends? by Sumrit Shahi |

 Book Review


Summary:

He knows everything about her, right from her favourite books to her favourite bra. She knows everything about him, right from his favourite soccer club to his favourite X-rated websites. He will complete her English homework, even at three in the night. She will arrange an Armani suit for him, even if it calls for flirting with ugly guys. He has her picture in his wallet. She has his number on speed dial. They talk to each other all the time. They talk about each other when they don’t talk to each other.
They can’t live without each other. Yet, they don’t love each other. They are just friends...
Can a Girl and a Boy Be… Just Friends? is a coming-of-age tale of two best friends who navigate their way through their teenage years figuring out if they are just best friends or more than that.

Saturday, 30 September 2017



Herb Island Ayurvedic Night Therapy Hair Oil |

 Review + Discount Code


About brand:

Inspired by the lush vegetation of Australia, Herb Island brings you super foods​ that is also super healthy and all natural. They are focused to deliver prime quality natural products that does not contain harsh chemicals which can be terrible to the human body in the long run.

My Favorite Looks of The Week | September 23rd - September 29th


Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.


Emily Ratajkowski

Amara Organix Charcoal + Bentonite Clay Scrub | Review


About brand:

Amara Organix believes in safe skin care and hence strives to deliver natural, organic and handmade concoction of Skin friendly products.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Himalaya PureHands Hand Sanitizer | Review


About brand:

At Himalaya, their research is inspired by a need to help people towards a healthier life. Providing society with a better quality of life through head-to-heel wellness has been our niche and passion. With the availability of solutions that are natural and safe from Himalaya’s Wellness range, they offer you a choice to take control of your healing and to lead a happier, healthier life.


Prom Dresses 2017

Stunning Prom Dresses ft PickeDresses


The end of high school offers many once-in-a-lifetime moments. No matter what style you choose, feeling confident is the most important thing.

PickeDresses is a most trusted prom dress online store in Canada. They offer an enhanced boutique experience online with a wide range of beautiful dresses and fancy accessories. From sweet to sophisticated prom dresses, semi-formal attire and formal wear, PickeDresses is the destination for the needs and whims of the fashion-conscious women. Putting an end to the dress code dilemmas, with our wide range of styles, you are sure to get an effortlessly stunning gown from PickeDresses.







They also offer cheap prom dresses with a great quality. Check their website for more amazing prom dresses.

Ryaal Unrefined Cocoa Butter | Review


About brand:

With a rich experience of over 20 years in this industry, Ryaal is a brand name anonymous with quality and service. They love their clients so much that they work day and night to provide us the best quality products that make them live a healthy happier life.


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Herb Island Forest Berries Multinutrient Hair Growth Shampoo | Review + Discount Code



About brand:

Inspired by the lush vegetation of Australia, Herb Island brings you super foods​ that is also super healthy and all natural. They are focused to deliver prime quality natural products that does not contain harsh chemicals which can be terrible to the human body in the long run.



My Favorites from Streamy Awards | 2017


The Streamy Awards, often referred to as the Streamys, are presented annually by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter to recognize and honor excellence in online video, including directing, acting, producing, and writing. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented takes place in Los Angeles, California. They were the first envelope-opening live-streamed award show.

Liza Koshy

Seeds and Spices ft Sorich Organics


From the farms to your kitchen, they are committed to ensure that our herbs, spices, nuts, seeds and all other super foods are grown naturally and processed without any preservative in an ethical and sustainable manner to deliver high quality & long-lasting shelf life seasonings, spice-mix and super foods.



Sorich Organics Chia Seed

Sorich organics Chia seeds is a bundle of antioxidants, fiber, carbs, and protein. It is perfect for weight watchers. These seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It provides a comparable amount of energy of any sports drink. You can consume them right out of the box as a snack or sprinkle on your salads and dishes.




Benefits of Chia Seeds:

    • It helps in weight loss because their unique gelling action makes you feel full for a longer time
    • as hunger is the main trouble with dieters.
    • Help in maintaining the blood sugar levels which ensure that you have a steady and consistent energy throughout the day. Not only this it can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
    • Due to over processed foods like wheat flour there is a deficit of fiber in our food which can lead to problems like diverticulitis & chia seeds contain ample amounts of fiber which can prevent these disease.
    • There is a high amount of Omega 3 in this seeds which is good for cardiovascular health.


    Sorich Organics Flax Seeds

    Uncover the flax seeds to ensure the safety of your heart in a natural and healthy way as they prevent heart attacks and strokes , being the major source of omega 3 and drastically improve your mineral intake.




    • Lose weight with healthy seeds: It can help prevent obesity by keeping you fuller with fewer calories. It can help manage healthy weight, support fat loss and reduce sugar craving. It also helps maintain healthy digestion.
    • Finding ways to fight depression? Have this seeds: Having it in your diet can significantly reduce the depression levels. 
    • Irritated with the menopausal symptoms? Chia seeds can help: Lignans can help relieve menopausal symptoms and can also reduce the risk of osteoporosis. 
    • Besides, raw flax seeds can also help reduce dry eye syndrome, maintain healthy brain and improve bone health.


    How to use:

    There are many great ways to add these super seeds into your diet including adding them to homemade muffins, bread, and cookies.You can even add in your smoothie or yogurt.



    Sorich Organics Raw Hemp Seeds

    Raw hemp seeds are generally considered as one of the oldest and most versatile crops. A natural blend of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin E among various other minerals.



    • Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.
    • They are a great source of arginine and gamma-linolenic acid, which have been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.
    • Hemp seeds may reduce symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and may also positively affect symptoms of menopause.
    • Raw hemp seeds can be eaten raw, roasted and also ground to be mixed in the food or sprinkle raw hemp on various fruit shakes and vegetable soups.





    How they ensure that their range of herbs, spices and super foods are the best in quality and tastes great?

    They work directly with growers to offer natural, finest quality herbs and spices for all the needs and by sourcing the highest-quality Indian herbs and spices directly from the most efficient growers and farms. Sorich Organics make sure to experience the freshness, delicate aromas, flavors, and authenticity that contribute to the goodness of natural product.


    Sorich Organics Italian Spice


    Taste that perfect curry that have been topped with italian sprinkler, not only for interesting taste but also for refreshing and mouth watering flavor.




    • All pizzas taste no less than heaven with just a dash of italian sprinkler. It can also be added to salads, soups and curries.


    Sorich Organics Red Chilli Flake


    Spice up your veggies with red chili flakes as they add flavor and ease congestion, at the same time boosting your immunity and are good for diabetics.


    • Red chili flakes are generally used as sprinklers on salads and fruit chats. They can also be mixed with food as a spice according to taste.



    Sorich Organics Lemon Chilli


    Give the hot red taste with the surprise of lemon to your dishes with the sprinkle of lemon chili sprinkle.



    • Lemon chilli sprinkler can be sprinkled ,other than salads; soups and stews, on snacks and in vegetable curries.



    Sorich Organics Garlic Bread Seasoning


    Majorly used as a sprinkler , garlic bread seasoning is a blend of various spices that adds not only a mouth watering flavor but also leaves you asking for more of it.



    • Mostly, garlic bread seasoning is a sprinkler used on sauces, your favourite salads but it can also mixed with food while cooking.





    Wednesday, 27 September 2017


    My Favorite Looks of The Week | September 16th - September 22nd



    Between red carpets and IRL sightings, here are my favorite looks of the week.

    Jenna Dewan Tatum


    Happy Flowers Coffee Face Pack | Review


    About brand:

    Happy flowers is run by sisters who are doctor by profession. They have natural remedies to all your skin and hair problems.

    Product Benefits:

    Get rid of dead skin cells, improve blood circulation and is anti-inflammatory, making skin lighter. It is a gentle exfoliator that leaves your skin smooth and soft, moisturize your skin, reduces cellulite, removes dark circles and under eye bags.


    Packaging:

    The outer packaging is in coffee beans printed on the cardboard box. And the coffee scrub comes in a simple plastic tub with a sturdy screw lid.


    Price:

    INR 480 for 80g

    Availability:

    Available online at:

    Happy Flowers Instagram Page


    Shelf Life:

    2 years


    Ingredients:

    Kaolin, Witch hazel, Bentonite Clay, Coffee granules, Coffee powder, Coffee Essential Oil, Glycerine, Distilled water.


    How to use:


    • Apply mask on clean face
    • Keep it for 10-15 minutes
    • Wash it with lukewarm water
    • Pat dry

    Product experience:

    • The mask has a very thick consistency with tiny coffee granules. 
    • You can dilute it with rose water/milk/water if you don't prefer the consistency.
    • The fragrance is pretty mild as well.
    • It's very gentle on your skin and keeps your skin moisturised and healthy looking. 
    • It brightens up the skin a lot and makes it feel very clean and fresh, and also gets off all of the dead skin to come. 

    Pros:

    • Availability
    • Mild fragrance
    • Good consistency
    • Lathers easily
    • Makes the skin soft and smooth
    • Removes impurities from pores
    • Does not dry out the skin
    • Cruelty free
    • Suits for all skin types


    Cons:

    • Expensive
    • Packaging can be better

    Tz rating

    4/5


    Would I repurchase this?

    I'd love to try other variants