Sunday 12 July 2015

The 2 in 1 touch of love for my baby

The experience of holding your baby in your arms is unique like no other experience. When your baby looks at you and smiles, that eye contact and the emotion of familiarity and trust makes your heart melt. The feel of your baby’s touch against your skin is one you have never experienced before as a parent. It is a gift of nature as pure and pristine as nature itself. Being a caring and protective parent the logical emotion that it kindles in us is to preserve and nourish the baby’s skin.
As the time passes we find subtle signs of growth in the baby’s body. The clothes begin to get smaller and  the hair tend to grow. As a caring parent I always want the best for my baby be it in terms of food or clothing. Providing nourishment to the baby is not just in terms of the food and milk intake but even the baby’s skin needs nourishment. As skin is the outer covering of the baby that provides both protection from external world but it is also a mirror of  the baby’s health. A healthy skin also makes the baby look and feel healthy. I have experienced that looking after the baby’s skin involves applying a moisturizing lotion or a cream. Another part of taking care of the body is to give it a gentle massage so that it would help the limbs grow healthy and strong. I as a parent am always concerned about the quality of products that I am going to use on my baby’s skin. Although there are a number of products in the market but on close scrutiny I find them to be containing artificial coloring, Parafinn’s  and Parabens. Using a new product on the delicate skin of the baby is always a big decision if you care for you child's well being. I am always on the lookout for baby care products that use pure, high quality natural ingredients. A friends of mine shared her experience and suggested that I should use the Dabur Baby Massage Oil for my baby.
On the outside I found it to be a very nicely packaged product. Even the outer packaging is such that my baby got attracted to it . The things that attracted me most is the fact that it contains no artificial coloring ,paraffin’s or parabens .
It has been made using premium oils like Almond oil and Natural and pure olive oil. The Almond oil moisturizes the skin and the olive oil provides the nourishment and helps make the baby get stronger. A single massage from head to toe massage provides the dual benefit of nourishing the skin with the goodness of olive oil and at the same time getting a moisturized ,soft and nice skin due to the goodness of the almond oil. I am happy with the results of the Dabur Baby Massage Oil . It is a product that makes both me and my baby happy.

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Tuesday 7 July 2015

1-2-3-4 get on the dance floor

Its music,dance,masti and party that is always on my mind so for a person like me the playlist has to be peppy and being a party animal the first song has to be

  1. Party On My Mind  from  Race 2 which featured  Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor & Ameesha Patel.The party song is a fun fultoo masti part number with South Africa as a backdrop. It has an amazing freshness to it so that hearing, singing along dancing to this song makes me feel so refreshed                                           
  2. This is the song on which Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez sizzled and set the screen on fire and Nargis Fakri danced to the tune of the Devil. One song that compels even the devil to dance is bound to be on my playlist.                                                                                                                         
  3. Lovely is the song that is truly lovely and is pictured on  Shah Rukh Khan and the beautiful Deepika Padukone. The song is very popular these days        sung by Kanika Kapoor. Watching it at the movie hall I got the feeling of beeing transported to a dance floor. Wow what a song.                                                                                                         

  4. Desi Look' Video Song featuring Sunny Leone is sung by Kanika Kapoor and is from the movie Ek Paheli Leela. It is a chartbuster that it is easy to dance along with the song                                                                    
  5. Paani Wala Dance is a song from Kuch Kuch Locha Hai that had Sunny Leone & Ram Kapoor. The song is very likable and a great song to dance on. The beat is such that it forces everyone to dance.                                                                                                                                                                
  6. Manali Trance is a  Yo Yo Honey Singh & Neha Kakkar song from  the movie The Shaukeens it featured  Lisa Haydon. It is one of the song that gets to you. It is a very safe song at any party as I don’t feel anyone dislikes it. I just love the feel of the song.It invites you to the dance floor and is a great way to let your hair down.For those who have not seen the video it would be a surprize to see      
  7. Aao Raja  is a song from the Bollywood movie Gabbar..It is a very danceable number that is good for a sing and dance routine. For those who have not seen the video it would be a treat to see Chitrangda Singh to be doing this item number in the movie       
8.  Queen has a beautiful song called London Thumakda it is extremely beautiful song featuring the ever so beautiful kangana ranaut.It is a fun foot tapping number  

Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai is a very peppy  Song from the Sonam Kapoor starrer  Khoobsurat
10. Now let me share a new song and and music video featuring the very talented Anushka Manchanda and the dancing sensation and superstar Allu Arjun. It has some very refreshing singing from Anushka Manchanda and at the same time very refreshing dancing that features both Anushka Manchanda and Allu Arjun. This video would be a very popular song very soon.  

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Shake Your Legs

Taazgi Ka Dhamaka music video featuring Allu Arjun & Anushka Manchanda and it  is an amazing video.It is full of energy and masti. I just cannot stop loving it. The lyrics are energizing. The music and dance combo creates a magic. One cannot stop oneself  from dancing to its tune.The Allu Arjun and Anushka Manchanda jam refereshes mind, body and soul.Its rejuvenating, full of energy and masti. I feel like watching the video over and over again. Once I play the video I can't stop myself from tapping my feet. Its catchy, colorful and full of masti.

I have saved some dance steps which I particular like in the video.

This particular step can be used to freshen up everybody by me and my colleagues on a Monday morning when we are all are suffering from the Monday morning blues.On Monday mornings everyone is feeling tired and lack freshness and energy. Just like Colgate Max fresh the music of the video and the dance moves gives a blast of freshness and energy making any situation happy and cheerful.

When the boss gives a new assignment. I would enthusiastically offers to execute it.As with the Allu Arjun's Max fresh step I would be charged up. This step would even freshens up the stale ideas and would give new energy to begin a new project with renewed energy and spirit.

This step can be used to freshen up when the project is complete. The team is celebrating . Everyone is happy after doing hard work. Its party time for everyone. A happy ending to the hard work.

Playing music and dancing and taking dance breaks from the boring routine is a great way to boost the sagging spirits.Anyone can become dull due to the same old routine of work and no play. This step of playing musical instruments and dancing will help  break the daily boring pattern and monotony. It makes everyone happy and lively. Music and dancing naturally creates a good environment making everyone happy and full of energy. This also enhances the work performance.

This step is full of taazgi and energy. Dance and music is contagious. If one is happy and dancing and singing this automatically create a good healthy environment for others.Others get inspired to dance and sing. Hence creating and spreading more happiness and cheer.

This step is my favorite. Its catchy and full of happy vibes. This can freshen up  every moment of our lives. Life is short and we should enjoy every moment of it.We should live in present. Forget the past and do not worry about the future. Play music and dance to our hearts content. Be satisfied in present moment. Think positive. Be happy and keep everyone around happy and cheerful. This video teaches us this manta of life. So be Happy forever and break into a dance with this video .

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Sunday 5 July 2015

Titan & Doctors Day

A Day with Doctors

My favorite brand is Titan.I have all Titan watches.I am proud of my favorite brand.
Titan Company is a manufacturing company that produces India's largest and best-known range of personal accessories — watches, jewellery, sunglasses and prescription eye wear. Titan Company continues to grow and set new standards for innovation and quality. I have been buying Titan watches for more than 10 years.The association with this brand has undergone a big change recently. Yesterday I got a call from South Extension, Delhi store where I regularly purchase watches for myself and my family.I was told that Titan is celebrating "Doctors Day"As my father is a doctor. I have closely seen how dedicated a doctor's life is. It is a great opportunity for all to get aware about the roles, importance and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession with dedication. I reached the store and to my surprise the whole event was so spectacular.Many doctors like my father were there. Great food and drinks were organized.Cake was cut by all the doctors.

There was a special glow on each doctor's face which was the result of the appreciation shown for their hard work. Ms. Mini was the organizer of the event at the store.Doctors were given Thank You Cards and gifts.

The respect for this brand has enhanced.These kind of events enhance the bonding between the brand and the clients.

This event helps common public to get aware about the roles, importance and the precious care of the doctors.

Titan is the world's fifth largest wrist watch manufacturer and exports watches to nearly 32 countries around the world. Some of the well known brands of Titan include Fastrack, Sonata, Raga, Edge, Octane, Xylys, Nebula, Zoop, Titan Eye+, Tanishq, Goldplus, Zoya and Skinn.

Titan Company brought about a paradigm shift in the Indian watch market when it introduced its futuristic quartz technology, complemented by international styling. Titan Company is the fifth largest integrated own brand watch manufacturer in the world.

Thank you Titan for creating happy moments

At present Titan is offering flat 20% discount.

Friday 3 July 2015

Banish those ugly Blackheads

A glowing skin makes you look and feel beautiful from the inside and the outside. You can charm people with your glowing looks and it can make you stand out from the crowd. You look different and full of life. Now there is the twist in the story. You stand before the mirror and lo what do you behold those ugly blackheads stare back at you. You are devastated and horrified. You feel like plucking them away but you know that it is a big no. This is exactly what I faced one morning. I racked my brains for a solution but nothing came to mind. I felt as if I was trapped in a quagmire.
There was no one at home from whom I could ask for advice. So I opened my laptop and typed in the word Blackhead. A long list opened up before me and the topic that caught my eye was on 7 home remedies to banish blackheads.
The link took me to the Reward Me website. It was as if a Pandora’s Box had opened itself before me. There were solutions galore. It was upon the reader to choose according to his or her need and requirement.
I chose the seven step guide as I wanted to banish these ugly blackheads completely. Here I came to know what caused these awful blackheads to rear their head. I found that they occur when the pores of the skin get clogged with sebum and that I need not dread them as they were a common skin disorder. Scrubbing would only make my skin dry and plucking would break my skin
I liked the first tip of using the Tomato Cleanser. Tomatoes are easily available and usually found in all households. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and C .They have natural antiseptic properties. They help in drying up the blackheads. Their acidic content helps to reduce the occurrence of blackheads and their astringent power will help me in controlling the excessive oiliness which is the root cause of clogging my skin pores and causing the blackheads to appear. I need not despair or shed tears on seeing the blackheads as I have to simply peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the paste on my face and leave it overnight. In the morning, after massaging my face in circular motions I have to wash it off with cool water. So its goodbye blackheads and welcome spotless glowing skin.
Another tip that is easy and effective is Honey and Milk Pore Cleanser: A mixture of milk and honey acts as a natural adhesive. This helps to remove black-heads from their roots.  The Milk soothes the skin irritation, helps to reduce the fine lines and imparts a natural glow to the skin. The lactic acid in the Milk makes the skin supple, while honey has anti-bacterial properties. Thus this mixture is very useful in removing the blackheads.
It is an instant remedy. First mix the milk and honey in equal parts, apply it on the face, and then leave it for half an hour and wash off the face with cold water. You will find magic and you will be again your radiant self.

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Regaining my lost glory

I was facing a lot of problems with my hair and when I looked at myself in the mirror I found my hair to be in quite a bad state. They looked damaged and bruised. Alarm bells rang for me and I came into a state of panic. Desperate for a solution to bring my hair back to its healthy state I made a search on the Internet. Then I came across a site called Reward Me. It is a site promoted by P&G.
It was here that I came across an article on hair care that was relevant to me and seemed like an answer to my query as to why my hair had come to this sorry state. The article is on how to fix damaged hair. The best part is that it speaks about the causes which lead to the hair being damaged and also how to fix the damage.
It gives reasons which cause the hair to be damaged like heat styling and manipulating.
It advises the use of a clarifying shampoo at least once a week especially if you are prone to using sprays, creams and gels. These things weigh your hair down and stop it from being bouncy and fresh. The use of a clarifying shampoo cleans your hair leaving it feeling light and fresh.
It advises you to avoid the heating tools such as curling irons and blow dryers which take away the moisture out of your hair. So we must give our hair a mini vacation from all these devices. You can put your hair into a fun top knot or tie it back with a fishtail braid.  Sleeping in a few braids overnight, you’ll find pretty, beach-inspired waves in your hair when you get up in the morning.
Go for a Deep Conditioning Treatment to bring back your hair in good health. One of the best ways to bring hair back to life is actually more product! A deep conditioning treatment will revitalize the hair besides cleaning our hair. Pantene Damage Detox Weekly Rehab Crème is suggested as the perfect product to help reduce protein loss, so our hair can stay strong against any damage. It removes the buildup from a chemically treated hair to bring back its natural shine.
It also advocates minimizing hair washing. Too-frequent washing can strip the hair of the essential oils and lead to chronic dryness. You will find that a sprinkle of Pantene Pro V Nourished Shine Shampoo will nourish your hair.
It also advises the use of a wide tooth comb and to handle damaged hair with care. Now I know that I must not use a rat tail comb or a brush when my hair is damp. Instead I must comb my hair gently with a wide tooth comb. Thanks to the tips now I am on my way to healthy strong hair bidding goodbye to damaged hair.
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Getting more beautiful with Turmeric

I have a sensitive skin. I think at least a thousand times before applying any makeup or using any cosmetic. I was living in the hostel for some months. It was my best friend’s engagement and I wanted to look special. We have been friends for more than 10 years and she was more like my sister than a friend. I was glowing from inside and wanted to glow from outside also. I shared my worry with my room mate. She like others told me about a number of cosmetics. Then I told her that if any cosmetic would irritate my skin I won’t be able to attend the function and it would be the worse nightmare of my life. Then she told me some natural ways. She introduced me to the wonderful benefits of Turmeric "Haldi". I thought turmeric is one of India’s most widely used spices. Not only it is used to add color and taste to our food but also as a cosmetic that was news to me. My room mate said "Turmeric has been used as a beauty product over the centuries. There are some properties of turmeric that one can use to cure several common problems and get a flawless skin. “I had facial hair and cracked heels. I was very worried. My room mate asked me to relax. She asked me to arrange for gram flour and coconut oil/castor oil and turmeric powder. All of these were easily available and it did not take too long to collect them. Then she told me these solutions.

Remove Facial hair
Take gram flour add it to turmeric as a facial scrub to inhibit hair growth.

For Cracked heels
For smooth heels apply a mixture of coconut oil/castor oil and turmeric powder on cracked heels 15 minutes before you are planning to take a bath.

She told me that Turmeric is an excellent exfoliating agent and can help defeat the signs of aging. Take besan (gram flour) and turmeric powder in equal proportions and prepare a paste by adding water. Alternately this paste can be prepared in raw milk or even yoghurt. Apply it evenly on the body and leave it till it dries off. Wash it off with lukewarm water and scrub your face gently in circular motion to defeat the signs of aging.

One can use turmeric in combination with other ingredients to manage the wrinkle woes.
Add raw milk and tomato juice to rice powder and turmeric powder. Apply the paste and let it stay until it dries. Lactic acid present in milk will help peel off the dead skin cells.
One can also add turmeric powder in buttermilk and sugarcane juice. This will work the best for dark circles and wrinkles.
Turmeric-honey paste can be applied on the face and neck to help exfoliate skin and keep a check on pores.

Turmeric works wonder for the acne scars also, dab a mixture of turmeric and plain water and leave it on the marks for 15 minutes.

To control oil secretion, prepare a paste of sandalwood powder and ground turmeric with orange juice. Leave the paste on the face for 10 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water.
Mixture of besan (gram flour) and turmeric in yoghurt/raw milk/water can help women lighten the stretch marks.

In case you accidentally burn your skin you can turn to turmeric for quick relief owing to its antiseptic properties. Prepare a mixture of turmeric and Aloe Vera gel. Apply it on the burn and notice how it heals the wound in no time.

There are no words to thank my room mate for these wonderful beauty tips. No wonder in marriage rituals haldi ceremony is performed for a healthy and auspicious start.
I am submitting this post under the category beauty
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The Wonder Herb-Turmeric

I have never used any chemical or cosmetics to enhance my beauty. I use only natural products from head to toe. I get many compliments for my beauty. Some say I am a natural beauty but the secret behind my natural beauty is turmeric also known as haldi. The normal haldi that we also use to add color to our vegetables and food. Turmeric has so many benefits that’s its amazing. I was introduced to this wonderful popular deep yellow, earthy spice by my grand mother. I love my grand mother and being her favorite I used to get some special beauty tips which is working wonders for me. She once told me "There are 28 Remarkable Benefits Of Turmeric For Skin Care, Hair And Health". Turmeric, is considered as a herbal remedy due to its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties. Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric which is responsible for the spice’s dark yellow color, may block cancer growth and decrease tumor size. Turmeric naturally detoxifies the liver.
Turmeric has also been utilized in many beauty products over the centuries. Its anti-inflammatory powers are used to reduce the signs of aging, exfoliate dead skin, clear the skin and ease eczema.

No doubt turmeric is a ‘magic spice’ for not only flawless skin, but amazing hair and health.

I am sharing here all the magical tips taught by my grand mother.

Treatment of Acne

Turmeric is effective in the treatment of acne, as it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which fight pimples and breakouts thus providing a youthful glow to the skin.
Turmeric face mask helps to clear acne scars and inflammation but also reduces oil secretion by sebaceous glands. Prepare a face pack by mixing turmeric powder and sandalwood powder and add lemon juice to the mixture. Apply it on the face for 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. For acne scars, apply a mixture of turmeric and plain water on the marks for 15 minutes.

Facial Mask for Oily Skin
Turmeric is beneficial for oily skin as it regulates the production of sebum, an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands. Sandalwood acts as an astringent and orange juice being a source of vitamin C, helps to clear the blemishes. For oily skin, make a paste by mixing 1 ½ tablespoons of sandalwood powder and a pinch of ground turmeric with 3 tablespoons of orange juice and apply it on your face. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.

Facial Mask for Dry Skin
Make a face mask by combining 1 egg white, 2 drops of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and rose water and a pinch of turmeric. This can be applied to all dry areas such as face, neck, elbows and knees. Allow it to dry completely and then wash off with warm water.

Reduction of Skin Pigmentation and Skin Tanning
To remove skin tanning and pigmentation, apply a mixture of turmeric powder and lemon or cucumber juice on the affected area for 20-30 minutes and wash off with plain water. This should be done regularly for beneficial results.

Night Cream
One can apply a paste made from turmeric and milk or yoghurt on the face. Leave the mask overnight and rinse it off the next morning using a light cleanser. Alternatively, one can add a pinch of turmeric to the moisturizer and cleanse the next morning. This should be done twice a week to get beautiful, healthy and younger looking skin.

Treatment of Skin Conditions
Being a natural antiseptic, turmeric with milk is effective in treating skin conditions like poison ivy, eczema and psoriasis. Eczema is quite itchy and painful disease characterized by red scaly patches on skin. Topical application of a mixture of kasturi turmeric with milk can soothe the skin and reduce redness and inflammation.

Removes Dead Cells
Make a paste by mixing gram flour and turmeric with water and apply it on the body. Scrub gently while taking a bath. Doing this regularly can rid of the dead cells to give a glowing and spotless skin. Applying a mixture of turmeric and milk on the face and lips can cleanse the face as well as act as a healing agent on the lips to treat dry and chapped lips.

Turmeric For Hair
Not just the skin, turmeric can be beneficial for your hair in a number of ways. Use of turmeric promotes hair growth and can treat scalp conditions.

Treatment of Dandruff
Dandruff and other scalp issues can be treated by applying a mixture of turmeric and olive oil on the scalp before taking a shower. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off the mixture with a natural shampoo. It removes the signs of dandruff by increasing circulation in the scalp and providing nutrition to the hair follicles.

Prevents Hair Loss
Hair loss can take place due to various reasons like unhealthy diet, stress or disease. Curcumin is a component of turmeric that can inhibit the activity of growth agent beta one known as TGF beta one which causes the death of hair follicles resulting in hair loss. Turmeric mixed with honey and milk can be extremely beneficial as they reduce the negative effects on the hair.

Natural Hair Dye
The yellow hue of turmeric not only makes it usable as a textile dye but also as a natural dye for the hair to brighten your hair color. It can be combined with other yellow colored herbs and flowers such as saffron, calendula and chamomile tea. Boil this mixture and after cooling, pour it over your head. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off to get a vivid color.

Treatment of Scalp Conditions
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of various scalp conditions such as dermatitis and eczema that can lead to itchy, flaky skin, inflammation and thinning hair. Cicatricial alopecia is a scalp ailment caused by inflammation that damages the hair follicles and prevents growth of new hair. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric is effective against these ailments due its anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
One ingredient with so many uses. Use it to reap the benefits.
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