Thursday, 31 August 2017

Man of Her Match by Sakshama Puri Dhariwal | Book Review

Summary:

Kicked off the team for a series of misdemeanours, Indian cricket’s bad boy Vikram Walia finally has a chance at redemption. The only problem: it involves collaborating with his childhood best friend turned sworn enemy, Nidhi Marwah.

Once a tomboy, now a gorgeous, self-assured marketing professional, Nidhi must put aside her personal dislike of Vikram and leverage his unparalleled fame and poster-boy good looks for her latest campaign.

But the ensuing battle of sardonic jibes and veiled slurs only heightens their blazing chemistry. Soon memories of their past fill their present, pulling them back to that fateful day when a heartless act destroyed their friendship.

Can Vikram and Nidhi put their stormy history behind them? Will their partnership have a second innings?


Author:

Sakshama Puri Dhariwal

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India

Release date:

July 5th 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 272 Pages




The characters each had their place and fitted the book beautifully. This book was very well written and the characters had a great deal of depth. I found the descriptions/dialogues evocative. The story kept me involved the whole time. It is very good at pulling the reader in and becoming invested in the characters. The way the book is written it’s in two different perspectives its able to give a better grasp on what both characters are feeling.

The book flowed quite well and I finished it quickly. I could imagine everything clearly, which I find really important in a book. I highly recommend it and I can't wait to read to more from this author.

My Favorites from Venice Film Festival 2017 | Day 1


The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival, founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

Francesca Cavallin

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Poems for a Princess by Mark Brooks | Book Review


Summary:

This is a book of poems I have written especially for a very special girl - "The Princess".
I knew the moment that I saw her that I had fallen for her. The signs were all pointing to falling for her - the racing heart, the heart skipping a beat, the butterfly feeling in my stomach, the legs feeling like jelly, struggling to get my words out, the blushing etc., etc.
Unfortunately, I've been too afraid (I guess that's the best way to describe it) to tell her how I feel, so I thought I'd write her a book of poems to try and tell her how I truly feel about her. I always struggle expressing how I feel verbally, I guess for fear of looking stupid and maybe being rejected and so writing down how I feel is just my way of expressing my feelings.
I just hope she likes them!


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Harappa - Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai | Book Review


Summary:


2017, Delhi – Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. The old Brahmin chieftain of the Dev-Raakshasa Matth, or the God-Demon Clan, bears a chilling secret. Their bloodline carries an ancient curse that will plague mankind - towards its own violent extinction.

1700 BCE, Harappa – Harappa is a magnificent city on the banks of the mighty Saraswati river. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation.

2017, Paris – The world’s most powerful religious institution is rattled. Europe’s dreaded crime lord meets a mysterious man in Paris. A lethal assassin boards a train, as Rome fears the worst. The prophesied devta has returned.

What connects Banaras, Harappa and Rome? What was the ancient curse and who was the last devta? What is the terrible secret behind the fall of the colossal Indus Valley? Read on as you travel through a saga of deceit and violence, gods and demons, love and ambition.

Monday, 28 August 2017

My Favorites from MTV Video Music Awards | 2017


An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Super Bowl for youth", an acknowledgment of the VMA ceremony's ability to draw millions of youth from teens to 20-somethings each year.

Lorde

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Herb Island French Green Clay Face Wash | 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.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Friday, 25 August 2017

Jim Morgan And The Seven Sins | Book Review


Summary:

A quest to identify seven deadly sins A mystery behind seven keys that were passed to seven men A deadly race against time to seek atonement On the outskirts of New York City, Jim Morgan, an international bestselling author learns through God that he had committed seven sins in his previous life. Clues lie in the six novels he has written, that would lead him to the mystery. But the novels won't reveal everything to him. With seven days on hand, he must walk in the direction that faith leads him in, to reach the lost chamber of Seven Planets. Unless Morgan understands the secret behind his past life and the sins he committed, his chance to live will be lost forever.


Best Red Carpet Looks | Zarine Khan


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.



Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Goan Chase by Richa Sambhy Mediratta | Book Review


Summary:

Jai and his friends, Nirvaan and Ayesha, are super excited to be in Goa for their summer holidays. The three youngsters visit Jai's aunt who lives in a sprawling villa with a private beach. 
Just when things appear to be too good to be true, their host narrowly escapes a fatal accident. Much to their distress, 'accidents' continue to occur, putting everybody's lives in danger. 
Is there an evil presence in the house? Somebody who wants to harm them? But, why? Jai, Nirvaan, and Ayesha must race against time to solve this mystery before anybody else is harmed. 
If that were not enough, they have to battle with their inner demons. Demons that threaten to come in the way of solving the mystery itself. Demons that will only bring them closer to the hunter waiting patiently for the final strike...



Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Ryaal Tea Tree Essential Oil | 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.

Spinz Eau De Parfum - Escape | Review


About brand:

Spinz is an indian from the house of  Cavinkare. It has several products to offer like Spinz Perfumes, Spinz Talc, Spinz Deodorant etc.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

DeAttached by Ram Joshi | Book Review

Summary:

Olivia, a traveler blog writer, left shaken when she returned back from her Europe trip. 

Olivia's mother, Meera claimed she lied all these years about the death of Olivia's father, Rahil. 

Dazed with all the new information Meera revealed, Olivia failed to distinguish if it was true or just an illusion of Meera's ill mind - as doctors indicated the possibility that a person with Alzheimer's might have hallucinations. 

To find out the truth was as crucial for Olivia as for Meera's treatment. 

DeAttached - Two tales at the same point in time unfolds the story of a woman who failed in her relations, happiness in marriage that last long, eternal freedom of a man who never did fly out of his cage, and a journey to live a life of purpose."

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Best Red Carpet Looks | Genelia D'Souza


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.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Nyle Naturals Volume Enhance Shampoo | Review


About brand:

Nyle, since its launch in 1993, has been known for its nature-based solutions to hair care. When Nyle Shampoo was re-launched in 2011, it was infused with higher order hair benefits and superior natural ingredients. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

My Favorites from Beautycon Festival Los Angeles | 2017


Beautycon's Festivals are represent high-energy IRL experiences around the world for creators, traditional celebrities, brands, and fans to come together and celebrate their common interests – beauty, fashion, style, and staying true to yourself.


Ingrid Nilsen

When Karma Goes Upside Down by Dishant Huria | Book Review


Summary:

By day, Aarush is struggling to get admission in a reputed college for his Master’s degree; by night, he is a technical support man working in a call centre. His lady love plans the most unexpected surprise gift on their fourth love-anniversary – a break-up! In trying to accept that she is gone, he bumps into several girls and an older woman who fascinates him no end. Will she be the anchor he has been waiting for? Or is this also a part of his never-ending quest to understand love, relationships, career and friendship? Moving to a new city, finding new friends, getting beaten by the police and experimenting with life in general – he does everything.Join Aarush as he tries – by hook or by crook – to find a way into love and happiness When Karma Goes Upside Down.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Amara Organix Charcoal + Tea Tree Facial Gel | Review

About brand:

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


My Favorites from Teen Choice Awards | 2017


The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion, and more, voted by teen viewers (ages 13 to 19).

Niki and Gabi DeMartino

Friday, 11 August 2017

Messed Up But All For Love by Arvind Parashar | Book Review


Summary:

Neil is a senior executive working with a leading brand name and his wife Gauri is a dentist running her own clinic. They are a loving and doting young married couple, living a life of comfort in posh suburban Gurgaon. Neil's fitness consultant Srinya seems to be stirring some trouble in their lives, though.

Drishti is a TV news anchor and journalist and her husband Somesh, a top cop. They are bored of their mundane busy lives, until a chance meeting with Neil and his friends in Cuba that changes everything.

To add sanity and madness to their lives are the funny and mysterious set of friends - Tom, Jerry, James, Mehr and Antriksha.

The havoc ensues when Drishti gets abducted and Neil is framed for it. Gauri finds out some bitter truths and leaves Neil. But what really is the truth?

When facts finally surface, we will know how much these lives are Messed Up! But All for Love.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

My Favorites from Variety Power of Young Hollywood | 2017


Variety Power of Young Hollywood at TAO Hollywood on August 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 

Bethany Mota

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

 Amara Organix Activated Charcoal + Green Tea Soap | Review


About brand:

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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Happy Flowers Coffee Scrub | 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:

The scent of Coffee is calming and anti-depressant. It is a natural antioxidant, fights premature aging, removes dirt & dead skin. Increases blood flow & reduce appearance of cellulites. Makes skin tighter and firmer.

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 400 for 70g

Availability:

Available online at:

Happy Flowers Instagram Page







Shelf Life:

2 years

Ingredients:

Cream Base, Vitamin E Oil, Brown Sugar, Coffee Granules, Walnut Powder, Almond Oil, Coffee Essential Oil, Grounded Coffee




How to use:

  • Wet face and neck
  • Take the required amount of scrub and gently massage 2-3 minutes in a circular motion with fingertips, avoiding eye contact.
  • Rince with water and pat dry

Product description:


  • The texture of the coffee scrub is great and actually makes you feel that it’s working its exfoliating magic on your skin. 
  • The rich creamy texture lets the scrub spread evenly on the face.
  •  My skin feels soft and supple and moisturised after scrubbing. 
  • It helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and leaves skin squeaky clean while keeping moisture intact

Pros:

  • Availability
  • Pleasant aroma
  • Good consistency
  • Lathers easily
  • Does not dry out the skin
  • Cruelty free
  • The coffee grits are not abrasive
  • 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

Monday, 7 August 2017

A Circus of Emotions by Shefali Banerji | Book Review



Summary:

'A Circus of Emotions' is a poetry collection and a window to the poet's journey into disillusionment. From the bliss of innocence to the pangs of adulthood, the poems contain a subtle hint of the harsh truths and realities of life. The imagery is stark, appeals to your senses, and whispers in your ears the disenchanting incantations of the world. The poems talk of love, hate, indifference, hope, dreams and everything in between - it takes a unique stance at the essence of our existence. This collection might make you uncomfortable or shatter your complacent view of life!


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

EAT Anytime Energy Bars | Review


Life, as we know it, is not easy but at the same time it is busy. Out in the big big world trying to make our mark, fulfill our dreams we work hard and struggle every day. 

EAT Anytime Nutrition Bars are Healthy Energy bars which are wholesome and healthy snacks made of 100% natural ingredients such as Dates, Nuts, Oats, Seeds, etc.




Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Frozen By Choice by Shreya Jain | Book Review

Summary:

How simple it is to dictate your choices to others while how strenuous is the effort to fill in their shoes and comprehend to relate with those in pain. In place full of free advisors and opinion givers our heart still search for the ones who could lend us their ears to hear the miseries of a throbbing heart without judging our inner self. This poetic series consist verses of 60 such unheard agonies, residing in every soul that has once suffered or is still singing the songs of melancholy but has kept them digged within. Dive deep in the sea of distressed emotions you have buried since long. Feel your yearning cries for real, let them out and cleanse your soul. Now it's time rejuvenate. For a homeless soul doesn't need a shelter but it craves for peace to never wander. I hear you, you read me!!!