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Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Waste Basket



Well, the regular detergent used at my hubby's place is Surf Excel Matic. While picking up the pack, something suddenly occurred to me - its packaging was awesome! The whole thing was made of cardboard. It had a top opening and had an innate snap lock system - all in cardboard. I loved it! 
I thought why not re-use it. It could be used as a container. Anyways I wanted a small waste basket near my desk. But I didn't want the 'Surf Excel' flashed everywhere I kept it!!! So here's what I did....
Here are the things I used.
1. News papers (I used The Hindu)
2. Metro Plus supplement of The Hindu * 2
3. Fevicol (I used Fabric glue coz I had it)
4. Flat brush (I used Hog Hair 1")
and ofcourse
5. Empty cardboard container of Surf Excel.
I tore of small bits of the newspaper taking care to leave off those headings or sub headings. Stuck 'em up all over the box without leaving any space. After filling up the whole space, I gave one more coating of diluted fabric glue to enforce those frayed edges.
Why 2 of those Metro Plus??? Well..... That's for that USE ME Sign. From one 'Plus' came US and E from 'Metro'. From another 'Metro' came the 'ME'.....
How's it? Have you re-used those Surf Excel boxes?? Let me know how you made it....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo - A Review



After the Himalaya Herbals Facewash review in the last post, now its time to review a shampoo. I had used Himalaya shampoo long long back (I mean, about some 3-4 yrs back), but I was totally disappointed with it. After all these years, now after the brand has done a great makeover I thought its time to give it another try.
The pack I tried this time is called the Himalaya Herbals, Improved conditioning, Anti Hairfall shampoo. I've been using this for about 2 months now.
It has a flip cap. Same off white, green packaging like most other Himalayas products. It definitely smells much better than the one I used years ago. That one smelled like I walked into a herbal medicine store, that overwhelming!!! This one does smell herbal, but much pleasing... 
The main ingredients are Butea Frondosa, Bringraj & Chickpea. Chickpea as we all know is a major source of protein, which is essential for hair growth. Bringhraj is another commonly used plant that helps strengthening the hair.  
Now what is this Butea Frondosa? Its Flame of the Forest. Remember, while travelling in the train for long distances, we see an outburst of orange flowers in the midst of greenery. That is Flame of the Forest, scientifically Butea Frondosa, and Palash in Hindi. How helpful is that? Well, they've researched the effectiveness and also managed to get a Patent for it!!!
My way of shampooing my hair is always after oiling and letting it sit for atleast half an hour. So none of the shampoos dry out my hair. This too didn't.
I particularly wanted to check if it frizzes out my hair. So deliberately I did not use conditioner after using this. My hair isn't as soft as, if I had used conditioner. But my hair wasn't frizzy either. 
Certain shampoos that I had used add some shine to my hair. This one didn't. Anyways, dealing with hairfall - Well, the pack declares that it helps against hairfall only due to breakage. Sadly, right now I cannot comment on it, coz I have such super short hair now that breakage doesn't happen. Hairfall for me, happens from the scalp, not along the length!!!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Himalayas Intense Oil Clear Lemon Facewash (For Him) - A Review



I guess, getting married has its little perks to my blog as well! Now, I can also post reviews of men's products too!!! Lolz!!!
Well, to begin with, one my favourite brands, Himalaya Herbals!!! And here's my hubby's view of the Himalaya Herbals For Him Intense Oil Clear Lemon Facewash. Completely reserving my views here, so over to him, in his words....
Need not say anything about its smell, its Lemon and it smells awesome. The color and texture are neat! It feels great on the skin, doesn't dry the skin out and skin doesn't feel stretchy. Its indeed a bit irritating sometimes when foam or soap forms a coating atop the facial hair. But this doesn't. It doesn't foam too much but still skin feels perfectly clean after using this. 
But if I compare this with Himalaya Herbals Neem Facewash, I think I'm gonna vote for that. Still, will I buy this again? I think I will!!!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fiama Di Wills Bathing Bar by Wendell Rodricks - A Review



I picked up this soap by chance. I was at the Wills Lifestyle Store to buy some shirts and the bill was less by some Rs.100 from the nearest thousand. I jokingly asked the sales guy if he has anything for Rs.100, coz I was kinda sure, in a Wills Lifestyle store even ties don't start at Rs.400. Without a flinch, he said, we have skin care & deos. Oh yeah, I had forgotten that... 
I looked into the soaps section and there was this gorgeous gel bathing bar that had an autograph of Wendell Rodricks on it. A huge fan of Wendell that I am, I just couldn't stop myself for adding that too to my basket. 
Its a gorgeous translucent soap. The soft yellow color shows some beautiful golden shimmer particles in it. Guess what it reminded me of??? If you're a physics student in school, you might have probably did some salt tests. If you had had lead nitrate, then you would have mixed it with potassium iodide to get a golden yellow sparkly gel... It was called Golden Spangles test. I so fondly remembered that, the instant I opened its packaging.
The smell was citrusy of Lemon grass. Again I remembered the citrusy aroma that was in the atmosphere of Lemon Tree hotel. Well, several memories were re-kindled by this soap! Lolz!!!
It was super smooth gel and the skin felt so awesome. Made me feel like I didn't need skin lotion or even a deo. That much refreshing this was. Totally worth that 75 bucks.
Yup, there are a couple of negatives too. The size. At 125gm it was huge. I couldn't properly hold it within my palm and I hate it when the soap slips out of my hand. Second, the packaging was not very good. If someone can pay Rs.75/- for a 125gm soap, they can pretty much pay Rs.5 or Rs.10 more for a decent packaging.
Anyways, overall I love it. If they reduce the size to 100 gm and sell it at probably 60 or 65 bucks, it would be perfect...

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Monday, September 1, 2014

WEDDING IDEAS - A Customized Gift!



As I completed my Wedding Diaries series of posts, I got pretty many queries on certain aspects like saree draping, how to choose jewelry or makeup etc, MUA yes or no, etc. So I thought, why not come up with another series of posts about the tips, tricks and ideas of wedding, based on my personal experience. Well, the order in which I'm gonna write this series would random.
To begin with, customized gift. Nope, I'm not talking about what to gift as a wedding guest or as return gift. This was more like decor-ing our home after marriage and gifting to each other...... Something very special like the first gift to the beloved one...
You may have already seen my post on Arsenal tee, the team that's my hubby's fav. So I ordered that for him. From the same company, Hicustom that does customized stuff, I ordered this super cool travel coffee mug, soon after our wedding photos came in. 

I chose one of our couple pic and this super cute wordings that I found on the Hicustom site itself to be printed on both sides. The print quality was awesome. This product came in 2 colors - white and silver. I felt silver looked more classy. So I gave a silver gray jagged border for the photograph that became transparent on the print and the photograph had a jagged edging just as I wanted. You can see one edge of it on the top pic. Nope, you can't see the full pic...... :D

The product quality too was great. The heat of the liquid inside stayed hot a quite a few hours and warm for several hours. The lid was a typical twister lid, with a big and a small opening, typical like in Starbucks. The inner ring of the lid has rubber that helps in sealing the cap snugly, so heat won't escape. 
There is definitely something special when it comes to having customized products, isn't it???!!!!!!!!

P.S: The product was gifted by the company for reviewing purpose, however the opinions are of my own experience and are this post does not to advertise the product. 
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