Wednesday 23 December 2015

New Year Giveaway on Indian Beauty Bloom [Closed ]

Hey everyone
I am back with another Giveaway , New year Giveaway for my lovely readers .
There will be one winner who will get this prize .
Prize includes two products :
1.Kiara Golden Wallet worth 499/-
2.Svelte Earrings worth 99/-
I have used several Kiara bags and wallets , they are of good quality , I usually purchase them from online stores like or
This wallet has 10 card slots and many pockets , is made of leather and looks good .
I have also used this Svelte earrings many a times , they are cute and good for daily wear .
So I have chosen these two products from my favourite brands for this giveaway .
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Winners will be chooses on basis of their Active participation and sharing on social media sites .More sharing more chances of winning.
Help me to promote my blog by inviting your friends to follow me on social media sites .

 The giveaway will run for 20 days and winners will be declared after that .
Winners will be declared at this blog and face book page of Indian Beauty Bloom.
  •  All decisions are mine and will be final and I do not want any controversy against it.
  •  This is not a sponsored giveaway and all things have been purchased by me.  
Winner   Sumita Kapoor

Sunday 20 December 2015

Review of Livon Serum

Recently I got a Gift Hamper from Livon , the hamper is in form of a beautiful basket with a Livon serum , a wooden comb & a candle , everything is good , the thing I liked most is the basket .
That made me realise that product packaging and gifting makes a difference .

Livon is not a new product in market , its available since long , I have used it before also .
Again I am using it now.
Its a good product which helps to control Frizz , ease out tangles and reduces hair breakage .
Its a light colourless serum which has a nice fragrance .

 Price-- Rs 215 for 100ml
Shelf life --2 years
Product packaging  is  good , its available in a plastic bottle from which serum can be easily squeezed out .

It can be used either on shampooed hair or dry hair .
One can apply small quantity of it on damp hair or  even dry hair , it eases the tangles and thus there is less hair fall while combing the hair .
It should not be applied on Scalp but should be applied hair specially the at the bottom of hair length. 

Regular usage helps to get  Silky and Shiny Hair .

Pros :
1. Has a nice fragrance which stays for  long .
2.Helps to Detangle hair .
3.Reduces breakage while combing .
4.Helps to control Frizz.
5.Does not makes the hair look or feel oily .
6.Its a light hair serum which is easy to apply .

Cons :
Price may seem bit high but its ok as its an excellent product.

My rating 4.7/5

Because of pollution and harsh climate some times it is difficult to maintain our hair , hair becomes dry , rough and looks life less , so such hair Serums do really helps to restore and maintain shine and health of hair , helps to keep it healthy and silky . It moisturises the hair and forms a protective coating which protects the hair from dust , harsh sun rays etc.
This serum can also be used to style our hair .It gives bouncy and shiny effect to hair with in few minutes and one can do hairstyle of their choice .
Those who have not used it should give a try once .

(This is not a sponsored review and these are  my personal opinion )

Thursday 10 December 2015

Review of Soultree Utsaah Collection

Hey everyone
Glad to share that yesterday I received a gift Hamper from Soultree --Soultree Utsaah Collection
A gift hamper containing four soultree products .

The gift pack has a cute packaging , a small cylindrical box  with four excellent products .
1.Soultree apricot oil & honey body butter.
2.Soultree amla & Brahmi hair oil.
3.Soultree turmeric & Indian rose face wash .
4.Soultree Indian rose shower gel.

MRP of this gift pack is Rs 350/-
Can be brought from online stores of

This gift box is called From The Heart of Nature

Soultree  products are natural products which are safe to use and are made from natural products like herbs , flowers , wild fruits .
The best part is they do not contain any harsh chemicals like parabens, silicones ,sulphates etc .
They use organic , non genetically modified ingredients .
The price of products may seem bit higher but if we consider the fact that these are natural and safe products then its ok and good.

The first product from this range which I have used is Soultree apricot & honey Kokum butter .
Its a type of moisturizer which contains glycerine , Kokum Butter .

It has a nice fragrance which stays for long .
Its white in colour , can be easily applied on skin and gets absorbed quickly .
Nourishes the skin and keeps it hydrated for a long period of time .
Its non greasy lotion which is a blend of vitamin rich apricot oil and wild honey .
It is also infused with Kokum Butter which is hydrating and makes the skin soft and supple.
It can be applied on both body and face , but for people with oily skin it is not recommended to use on face .

My views on this product
Its an excellent product for winters as we have dry skin problem in winter.
This body butter moisturises the skin and keeps it hydrated for a long period of time with out that greasy feeling which we get in many body lotions .
The best part is its a natural product , so safe on skin.
My rating 4.6/5


Wednesday 9 December 2015

Review of Lotus Herbal Natural Blend Liquid Foundation

Today I am going to review Lotus Herbal Natural Blend Liquid Foundation.
 The foundation comes in a 30 ml cute bottle with a dispenser pump.
It is meant for oily skin and has SPF value 20.
The product claims that its is an oil free , light weight matte finish foundation which gives flawless look.
 Price Rs 345
Shelf life 3 years
The foundation has a creamy consistency rather then liquid .
Pros :
1.Its a herbal product with creamy texture and good fragrance .
2.Has SPF 20 which is good.
3.Product packaging is good and one can easily apply the foundation using the dispenser.
4.Gives a smooth finish after the foundation gets absorbed in the skin.
1.Although the texture is creamy still it takes lot of time to get absorbed in skin .
2.It is not the foundation for a quick make up.
3.It is not very light , one feels like made up and does not gives a natural look .
4.Gives a wet feeing and if not blended properly gives a muddy look as when I left it on my palms for sometime it wasn't going easily.
My rating 3/5
I brought this as I have oily skin and I thought it would be good for my skin tone .
But it isn't the perfect foundation , better options are available .
The BB and CC cream which we use daily are much better then these.

Friday 4 December 2015

Hyderabad is made of Great

I am a north Indian born in Patna, Bihar . Spent my childhood in various cities of India like Patna , Gangtok , Cuttack . Then after my marriage I came to Secunderabad , and it seemed I have reached a different world .  A metro city with  both metro and Indian culture .On weekends we use to come to Hyderabad either for shopping or to meet our relatives .  Stayed there for one year then stayed few months in Mumbai , then two years in Noida but I always wished we could move back to Hyderabad .Finally I asked my husband to request for a transfer to Hyderabad in his company (if its possible ) as I wanted to come back to Hyderabad .
 And when he got approval to join his company's Hyderabad branch I was on cloud9 .
The reason I like Hyderabad so much is  , its made of great , Great people , great culture .
People of Hyderabad are decent , humble , friendly and accept  people from other states  as their friend , unlike many north Indian state where one feels like alien .
Law and order situation in Hyderabad is much better than other cities of India.
One can freely move any where even during late hours in night .
Some ten years back when I was new to this city , I used to fear while going out late in the night for any functions or parties but my husband assured me that there would not be any problem here and he was right , At times I was wearing many gold jewelleries and we were on bike still I never felt that its unsafe . Some thing which I could not imagine in any other city of India even my native place Patna .
So this was some thing new for me , I agree things have changed now , we read many cases of chain snatching in Hyderabad but earlier it was not like that .
Hyderabad has a rich culture of both Muslims and Telgu's .
Few decades back it was ruled by Nizam so people still do maintain that Nizami Tehzeeb , manners and ettiquetes .
Lavish weddings with delicious food , Great collection ethnic wear and all sorts of jewellery to suits every ones budget .
The best part is people live in Peace and Harmony with each other , something which is need of the hour .
Both Muslims and Telgu's respect each others traditions and cultures and there is hardly any conflict for anything .
One can see this from their food culture also .
In many Muslim families people have south Indian breakfast like Idli , dosa ,  upma etc.
Where as Hyderabadi Biryani has found its way in Telgu  families also .
Festivals are celebrated together , like Eid is for every one , every one asks for Sheer Khurma and on Makara Sankranti even Muslim youths and boys enjoy Kite flying.So I really love this brotherhood shown by people of all community .
So one really feels safe staying in Hyderabad which is the Birth right of all .
So I would say Hyderabad has the Drive to keep people motivated to stay together .
It helps people to Connect with each other and connect with Indian tradition and culture something which is fading in other Metro cities of India , there is more Westernisation .Where as in Hyderabad there is more of Indianisation.
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With in the same city one can get  two totally different  worlds.
At old city of Hyderabad near Charminar area one can see old buildings , hospitals built during Nizam's  time , local people mainly traders and their families , ethnic wears , bangles , biryani's etc.
So one gets the feeling that one is in India .
Where as when one goes to Hitech city at Madhapur , one can see high rise buildings , MNC's , IT companies , IT and  BPO professionals , wide roads ,  shopping malls, so one gets the feeling that this is some other part of the world.

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I enjoy going both , some times old city for shopping and some times Hitech city and its malls for weekend outings .
So various different cultures and traditions have beautifully merged to form a Hyderabadi culture which is loved by all .
So I really feel Hyderabad is #made of great .
Great  City with Great People .
And I am sure after staying here for some time , no body would ever want to go any where else , even their native .
So according to me and many others Hyderabad is One of the Best City in India .
The city which gives opportunity to every one to do some thing , earn something good , so we find people from other states coming here for education and job.
City which has the Design to accommodate  Old as well New lifestyles of people ,
City which has the Drive to motivate people to do something good for themselves and for others,
City which Connects old tradition with new culture and Connects people of different religion , places and countries to stay together happily.
We can even see people from other countries coming here for education and job .
In various schools one can find students of foreign nationals like from Iran , Somalia , Sudan etc.
In colleges and Universities again there are many foreign nationals specially in the famous Osmania University .
So every one has found a place in this city and lives with Dignity .

I am writing this post in association with Tata Motors #madeOfGreat  activity .
For more details  check this site


Saturday 28 November 2015

Recipe of Sugar Free Bread Halwa

Today I am going to share recipe of one of my favourite dessert , which is very easy to prepare and takes less time to get ready .
I am talking of Bread Halwa--an Indian dessert .
In India we see variety of sweet dishes and Dessert , each state has its own list of sweets and desserts . Halwa is common every where , one can enjoy various types of halwas in winter season like carrot Halwa , Beet root halwa , channa dal halwa , egg halwa popularly known as Andey ka Halwa .
This bread Halwa is a type of Andey ka halwa prepared from bread and eggs .
 Today I have prepared this andey ka halwa in a sugar free way , instead of using sugar , one can use Sugar free Natura (powder)  to prepare this dish .
Ingredients :
1. White bread --8 slices
2.Eggs -4
3.Ghee -- 1/2 cup
4.Sugar Free Natura (Powder) --1 cup
5.Dry fruits ( of your choice ) -- 1 small bowl , finely chopped.
 I have used cashew , almonds and raisins for this recipe .

Method :
1.Cut the edges of bread slices and remove the brown part .
2.Crumble the bread to make fine powder .
3.In a separate bowl whisk eggs till fluffy .
4.Add whisked eggs to crumbled bread and mix well.
5.Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan or kadahi , fry dry fruits on medium flame taking care not to burn them , then take them out and keep aside .
6.In the same pan add bread and eggs mixture and cook on a medium flame .Stir continuously  so as not to get clumps .
7.Fry this for around 10 -15 minutes till its cooked properly and the mixture  comes in a granular form .
8.Add sugar free natura and mix properly and cook for 3-4 minutes more , then switch off the gas stove .
9.Dish it out in a serving dish and garnish with fried dry fruits .

Why I like this Halwa so much :
1. Its very nutritious , as it contains eggs , dry fruits and ghee so good for small children .
2.Its very easy to prepare , the recipe is very simple can be prepared by any one.
3. It takes less time to prepare as compared to other Halwa's .I have prepared various types of halwa's like Gajar ka halwa , channe ka halwa , Andey ka halwa ( with eggs & milk) , all of them consumes lots of time , more than an hour and one really gets tired , But this Halwa can be prepared with in 20 -30 minutes . 

Sugar Free Natura is a substitute for sugar , good for people who are calorie conscious and for Diabetic patients also  who want to enjoy sweet dishes but cannot eat sweet dishes prepared with sugar .Sugar Free Natura is derived from Sucralose which is not recognised by body as sugar or carbohydrate and so can be safely taken by Diabetic patients .It does not effects blood glucose level and is calorie free.

I am writing this post in association with Sugar Free Natura   DESSERT CHALLENGE .
Where one has to recreate our favourite dessert recipe with Sugar Free Natura .
For more details one can check this site :

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the brand ambassador of Sugar Free Natura , One can watch various recipes of Indian sweets prepared from Sugar Free Natura  on you tube or Khana Khazana  done by Sanjeev Kapoor .
Sugar Free Dessert Challenge

Wednesday 18 November 2015

First Giveaway on Indian Beauty Bloom[Closed]

Hey Every one
I am so happy and excited to announce my first giveaway .
My blog is going to complete six months , So I wanted to have a giveaway on my blog.
I participate in lots of face book contests and Blog's Giveaway's so I know What Winning Means !!
Its not the prize that matters , its the Happiness that matters , Happiness of winning something .
So I want to share this happiness with all my lovely readers.
Although I am new to this blogging world but I got so much of love and support from my readers , Every positive comment on my posts matters a lot to me .
This is a small Giveaway , there would be many more giveaways depending upon the response of readers.
I have already purchased so many stuffs for my next giveaways , want cooperation from all of you .
Help me to promote my blog by inviting your friends to follow me on social media sites .
 There will be Two winners .
1.First winner will get 3 products .
   Parachute Advanced Body Lotion Coconut Milk 250 ml.
   Fem Anti Darkening Hair Removal Cream
   Cleo Crème Hair Colour
2.Second winner will also get 3 products
   Head & Shoulders anti Dandruff  shampoo 375 ml
   Head & Shoulders Conditioner 80 ml
    Bvlgari Omnia Perfume sample 5 ml

                                                                Winner 1
Winner 2
1.Follow me on G+.
2.Follow Indian Beauty Bloom on facebook  Here
3.Follow me on twitter  Here
4.Subscribe to my blog via email and verify your subscription.
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5.Read my blog posts and leave a comment on any of the post .
6.Share on facebook , twitter at least once .
7.Comment below with your Name , City , email ID , twitter name , facebook share link.
8.Must be a resident of India with valid postal address where I can ship the products .
Winners will be chooses on basis of their Active participation and sharing on social media sites .More sharing more chances of winning.
 The giveaway will run for 20 days and winners will be declared after that .
Winners will be declared at this blog and face book page of Indian Beauty Bloom.
Hope to see active participation of all readers .Waiting for your comments !!
  •  All decisions are mine and will be final and I do not want any controversy against it.
  •  This is not a sponsored giveaway and all things have been purchased by me. 
Winner Update on 9/12/2015

Thanks to all participants for putting their effort to win this Giveaway .
Here are the winners of my First Giveaway .

Winner 1 -- Nishat Anjum
Winner 2-- Divya Asha

Congratulations to the winners .
Winners will be contacted soon for their postal address.
One more giveaway  is going to start soon , so keep checking my blog for more updates .
Ghazala Naseem


Wednesday 11 November 2015

A Role Model Who is Made of Great

In this beautiful  Journey of our life we meet many people , Some of them leave a great impact on our mind , some are there whom we love to follow and they become our Role Model .
One such person whose story I would like to share is my Father - in - law, Mr. Abdul Ahad.
Born and bought up in a small village in Bihar , he was much different from his siblings .He had the vision of importance of education for common man specially women education and empowerment.
Unlike his other siblings he completed his studies including Master's degree and got a job in TNB college Bhagalpur,Bihar.Later on he became the Principle of that college .
I am adding link to official site of TNB college Bhagalpur , where in the History  of college  , name of founders and all principle's are given. One can read Mr.Abdul Ahad's Name in 12th rank , He was principle of college from June 1961 to January 1962 .

That time during 1960's girls education was not given much importance , specially in Muslim families girls were not allowed to attend school and colleges , they use to get basic education at their home. But my father-in-law sent all his daughters to school and college for formal education.He did not cared what relatives and society is saying about him and his family.He believed that it is very important to give formal education to girls as it is the women who runs the household , teaches her kids , so its essential that they should be educated and if required they should also  step out of their house and do a job , something which was not considered good that time in society .
So he believed in Women Empowerment .Giving formal education , then Technical education and then a chance to prove their talent by doing a job.All his daughter were well educated , much more than the women of that time , the youngest one did MBBS and moved to USA for higher studies (after her marriage).
So later on he became a role model for others specially in the Conservative Muslim Families that girls should be given a chance to prove their talent.
He was also  the Founder of URDU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL , BHAGALPUR .
He wanted girls to come out and study , since girls from minority community were not sent to government or private schools , he thought of opening an Urdu school where those girls can study and get basic education.The school was founded in the year 1969 and its still there at Jagdishpur , Bhagalpur .

He loved his daughters more than his sons , which again was different from the inequality in the society where boys are given more preference than girls .
On festivals he used to make clothes for his daughters first then for others .
Thus taught others that girls should be given due respect and love from their parents family and everywhere.

The other aspect of his nature which I would like to share is Employee Care .
Since he was the principle of  a famous college he took this as his responsibility that he has to take care of all his subordinates and provide them the best of every thing.
He fought for the rights of class IV employees of his college .
In the University meeting in Patna , he requested that the salary of Class IV employees should be increased , they should get Bonus once a year , They should get free uniform and Winter  wear  from College , since they were so poor that they can not afford to buy those things . It took some time but then the Bill was passed and not only in TNB college but in many other colleges in Bihar the salary of class IV  employees was increased with bonus and uniform .
So people use to give him blessings for this .
Thus again he taught that we should have Human Touch with our employees  when they serve us and do so much of hard work , its our responsibility to take care of their needs.
People in Bhagalpur still remember his name and his college employees who are very old now still tell the tales of him that how he had fought for their rights .
So he is a Man Who is Made of Great , who fought for the rights of others , For Women Empowerment and for Employees of various colleges in Bihar .
One more thing which I would like to mention is his Strong Will Power and Trust on Almighty.
Even in stressful situations he used to remain calm and had trust on Almighty  and used to say that Everything would be All right .
After his retirement he was not getting Pension from the college as at that time there was no pension scheme for college employees.Since he had a family to support and he was not very rich person , he took another job.At the age of 60 when people take rest , he started doing a job in college which was very far away from his home , but instead of getting disheartened he took this as a challenge and did that job .
So he taught others How to find a way in any Situation , instead of complaining and crying its better to find  a way.
Thus all this had a great impact of me and I learned many good things from him and I am proud to be his Daughter-in-law.
He was a simple man but his strong Will power made him  extra ordinary , one who was Trust Worthy and Reliable , driven by Self Belief , and a Pioneer in bringing positive change in the society.
I learned Self Belief from him.
We have to have belief in ourselves then only we can rise .
We have to create opportunities for ourselves .
He used to say Rights are not served in a Plate , You have to Fight for it .
And its true , sometimes we have to fight for our rights .That makes us more strong and confident.
So my father-in-law is #madeofgreat.
His honesty , sincerity , love for everyone , love for Almighty made him  such a Great Person.

I am writing this post in association with Tata Motors #madeofgreat campaign.
Lionel Messi is global brand ambassador of Tata Motors .
He is talented and icon for todays youth .
And Tata Motor is a Brand which is Reliable ,Trustful and innovative.
So association of  Tata Motors and Lionel Messi is a great thing .

Now my question to readers :
What do you think of Tata Motors association with  Lionel Messi ?

The best comments can get an  voucher worth 750/-!!
The last date to comment and win is 25th Nov.2015.

So  enjoy reading the post and do comment , waiting to read answers.

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Tuesday 10 November 2015

Review of parachute Advanced Body Lotion Coconut Milk

Today I am going to review Parachute Advanced Body lotion Coconut Milk .
Its made for dry skin .Its a 100% natural moisturizer that nourishes from deep inside .
It has a shape like hourglass that makes it easy to hold.
Glycerine , Coconut milk, Cocus Nucifera oil ,Hydrogenated vegetable oil , Fragrance
Price 132/- for 250 ml
Expiry date -  2  years from date of manufacture
 The lotion is white in colour having thick texture and nice fragrance .
It gets absorbed easily and makes the skin moisturized .
Since it is bit greasy a small amount is required .
The best part is it keeps the skin moisturized for a long period of time so excellent for dry skin and winters .
 1.It moisturizes the skin from deep inside so the skin remains moisturized for many hours .
2.Pocket friendly - Rs 132 for 250 ml is good and small amount is required , so its value for money as a single pack will last for more than a month.
3.Ideal for winters and for people having dry and rough skin.
Since its bit oily it might not be suitable for people having oily skin .
Over all its a good product and one must give a try specially in winters when we look for a good body lotion .Regular usage makes the skin soft and smooth .
My rating 4.5/5

Sunday 1 November 2015

Review of Aster Luxury Bath Lime Soap

Recently I had won a Giveaway from AlivenKicking blog by Shilpa Bindlish .
I got 3 variants of Aster Luxury soaps as my prize.
The first one to try is Lime soap.
Its a green coloured soap with lemony fragrance .
Ingredients :
1.Extra Virgin coconut oil
2.Castor oil
3.Myristic Acid
4.Stearic Acid
6.Lime essential oil
Price : Rs 150 for 125 gms
Expiry date :24 months from the date of packaging.
Packaging :Aster Luxury soaps comes in plastic packaging which is not very attractive.
Details about Aster Luxury Soaps :
Aster Luxury soaps are handmade soaps made from natural ingredients , do not contain any harsh chemicals .
They are additive and preservative free.
Suited for all skin type.
Made through old soap making process using coconut oil and castor oil.

My review on this soap :
I like to use natural products as they do not contain any harsh chemicals .
This soap is type of glycerine  soap with nice lemony fragrance .
It contains castor oil , coconut oil and glycerine  all good for skin specially during winters.
The best part is it does not melts fast unlike other soaps and is easy to use .
The soap makes good lather .
Pros :
1.Contains natural ingredients .
2.Do not contain harsh chemicals , Paraben.
3.Contains coconut oil , castor oil , glycerine which helps to moisturize the skin.
4.Has a nice lemony fragrance .
5.Is long lasting , does not melts fast .
6.Lathers well
7.Not tested on animals
1.Product packaging is not attractive , could have been better.
2.Its bit Pricy as natural products have high price .
3.The fragrance does not stays for long .
Overall its a good product to try .
One an buy these soaps from online stores like, ,
One can know more about these soaps at their site


Saturday 31 October 2015

Simple Ways to Keep Your Baby's Skin Soft

Babies are so cute and adorable , we need to take proper care of babies in all respect .
For new born babies one has to be careful about feeding , clothing , vaccinations , choice of skincare and hair care products , choice of diapers.
Skin is the softest part of a persons body and for small babies it is a sensitive part , if baby will have any problem in skin they would feel uncomfortable and can cause rashes and skin allergy.
So it is very important to protect baby's skin .
From my personal experience I am listing 5 ways to keep baby's skin soft and safe :
1.Before touching small babies one should clean their hand , better to wash it use a sanitizer , so that they do not get any allergy or rashes.
2.For bathing use luke warm water and a mild baby soap or body wash which is gentle on skin .Do not use products that contain harsh chemicals .
3.For oil massage , use a good quality baby oil from a top brand or else simply use Olive oil or pure coconut oil for massage .
4.After bath use a good quality baby lotion or cream , this makes baby's skin soft and keep it moisturized for a long period of time.
5.Use diapers of good quality like Pampers diaper , which helps to keep baby's skin dry .

Using these simple tips we can keep baby's skin soft and safe .
If baby is happy so are we.

Apart from this the other things which we can do to keep our baby's skin soft and safe are :
1. Good  choice of apparel
One should be careful about choosing baby's cloth , it should be of soft material , which is gentle  on skin , light coloured , light weight .
2. Regular massage
Baby's skin needs regular massage with a good oil .
This helps to make their bone strong and improves blood circulation in the body .
Also relaxes  the baby and baby sleeps after massage
3. Protecting from Sun
Since baby's skin are very sensitive one should avoid taking out baby's in  harsh sunlight as we can not apply sunscreen or sunblock creams to them .Its better to cover them with some soft cloth .
4.In India still many parents do not use diapers instead use cloth nappies for their kids .The cloth nappy gets wet soon , and the baby feels uncomfortable , so its better to use a good quality diaper and change it regularly so that the baby does  not gets diaper rash .And the baby's skin remains dry and soft .
As a parent it is our responsibility to take care of our young ones , specially new born babies which are totally dependent on their parents for everything. So choose good quality products and keep them happy and enjoy their innocence and cuteness .

“Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. ”

Friday 30 October 2015

The Leibster Award

My journey of blogging is few months old . Since I use to participate in lot of facebook contests , once I saw a blogging contest from site , at that time I had little knowledge of blogging but I still I wanted to give it a try . I participated in that contest and got a  flipkart voucher for participation . That motivated me to learn more about blogging .Then one day I read an article on Indian bloggers in Newspaper and how blogging is becoming a new carrier option for many .
The article was about top Indian bloggers like Harsh Aggarwal , Miss Malini , Syed Imranuddin etc.
That article inspired me to start my blogging journey . Since I had a passion to write , I loved trying and reviewing beauty products , I planned to have my own blog and share my experience with others so that others can also be benefitted . And over all it gave me Creative Satisfaction that I am doing something good in my free time .
I started following various Indian beauty blogs and learned a lot from all fellow bloggers .
I became member of various blogging community and review sites to improve my writing and learn many more things about blogging.
And after winning many prizes for participation I can proudly say that  I am happy to be a Blogger .
When readers leave a positive comment on my blogposts  , I feel extremely happy that people are liking my work , that motivates me to write some more good stuff and utilise my talent and time  in a positive way.

I was reading about this Leibster Award in many blogs and wished that I also get one .
Yesterday when I got a message from a fellow blogger Shampita that she has nominated my blog for this award , I felt happy and excited .
So  I would thank  Shampita from  The Rainbow Lady   for nominating my blog for this award.
For those who want to know more about this award  read this :
Liebster Award is an online award given to bloggers by bloggers. This is a way to acknowledge their hard work they are doing in their interest.

Rules For The Liebster Award
  • Thank the person who nominated you and comment on their blog.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think deserve the award and notify them.
  • Answer the 11 questions you’re given and give 10 more for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
  • Make a copy of rules in your post.
My answers to Shampita's Questions:

1.Who is your favourite blogger ?
 My favourite blogger is Harsh Aggarwal .I have learned a lot about blogging from his site . He is promoting blogging in India and is ready to help budding bloggers to take blogging as a full time carrier.
2.What is the craziest thing you have done in your life ?
When I was in grade 11 in my school  once I had bunked my biology practical class with my friend Shalini , later on we regretted and  feared that a notice would be send to our homes , so Shalini suggested me to behave as if I had Fainted because of extreme heat ( it was march ) , and this would save us from punishment and I did what she said . When our Bio mam came to know this she was worried about my health and took extra care  of me during her classes .That made me feel Guilty and I decided  not to such crazy things again.
3.Where do you like vacationing the most seas, hills, forests ?
I like sea shore , I have been to Juhu beach and Puri beach (in Odisha ) , the atmosphere there  is so calm and quite , seems we have reached a different world .
4.How do you like travelling, Rucksack, woodland shoes and adventure camps, or Louis Vuitton Suitcases, High Heels and Ritz Carlton?
I like Woodland shoes and adventure camps . Going to natural places is fun and gives immense pleasure which can not be described in words.
5.What is there in your make up pouch right now?
Lip balm and Maybelline Kajal . A must have in my makeup pouch .
6.What is that one make up item you regret buying ?
Eyeliner , when ever  I have used eyeliner it smudges and so I had to remove it .So I prefer using only eye shadows and not eyeliners .
7.What is your guilty pleasure?
Eating chocolates , I know too much of chocolate is not good for my health but at times I cannot just stop myself indulging in eating my favourite ones.
8.Caramel popcorn or Cheese popcorn ?
Cheese Popcorn
9.What is your great Kitchen disaster?
Once I was preparing masoor dal for lunch and I forgot to put turmeric in it !! I had to prepare it again before anyone could know .
10.If you were a flavor of ice cream which one would you be ?
Might be chocolate flavour as I like chocolates so much and try to make every thing chocolaty!!

The award asks to find new blogs and I have found some new blogs , I have read those blogs and I like  them so I am nominating those blogs for this Leibster Award

1.Kanu Gupta 
3.Parinaaz Mehta 
6.Miss Jose 
9.Anahita Irani
11.Shilpa Bindlish 

Here are my questions to the bloggers whom I have nominated for this award
1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
2.Why did you start blogging?
3.What are your three must have beauty products ?
4.Which is your favourite cosmetic brand and why?
5.Which is your favourite Holiday destination?
6.Home made food or Restaurant food ? and why ?
7.What is your Stress-Buster?
8.How has blogging helped you to grow as a person ?
9.Favourite Website ? and Why?
10.Favourite Online store ?
11.What did you like most about my blog( If anything) ?

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post .
I am waiting to read answers from the blogs I have nominated .

A humble suggestion : Lets us all follow each other on social media sites to know more about each other and more about various blogging activities in India .

Ghazala  Naseem

Tuesday 27 October 2015

How to Keep Your baby Healthy and Happy

Children are precious gifts given to us by the  Almighty to love and take care .
Parents do everything to keep their baby safe and happy .
The Two most important things for baby are
They should safe ,sound and healthy so that they can grow into healthy and happy individual.
When babies are born  parents , grand parents , siblings and relatives take care of them .
They ensure that the baby is safe and healthy and proper care is taken for his/her well being.
The first challenge is to keep them healthy .
They should be given vaccinations on time , proper feeding ( preferably mothers feed ) is necessary for their growth  , and  a good diaper to keep baby dry .
A good diaper is as essential as a medicine as it helps to keep babies skin dry and happy.

Diaper can help to keep the baby happy in following way :
1.It keeps babies skin dry so the wet feeling like that with  cloth diaper is not there and baby feels happy.
2.It helps to maintain hygiene .
3.It helps the baby to have a good sleep as baby does not feels wet and gets up because of that.
4.It helps the skin to breathe , so baby feels fresh .

Skin of small babies are very soft and needs to taken care or else they can have skin allergy or rashes .
While changing diapers it is necessary to clean the private parts with  a wet wipe or damp cloth , put some coconut oil (as it helps to avoid rashes ) and change the diaper with in every 5-6 hours .
This ensures health and hygiene .
If baby is feeling fresh he/she will sleep better and sleeping  is good for babies as it helps to develop brain .
When my kids were small I have used diapers from various brands , the one I found  good is Pampers .

Advantage of using Pampers Diapers :
1.Has good absorbing capacity , thus helps to keep babies skin dry for a long period of time.
2. Is easily available every where , in various sized packs , one can even buy a pack of 2 pieces which is very economical.
3.Price much less than other brands so easily affordable.
4.Helps the skin to breathe , so keeps the baby happy.
5.Since its absorption power is good , babies does not feel wet and so have a good sleep when they wear Pampers diaper.
6.Since its quality is excellent (as its made from softest material ) it does not causes any skin allergy or rashes .

So by using pampers diapers my kids were happy and so am I .
I never had problem while going out with such small kids ( which usually many parents complain) as my kids were using Pampers diaper .
It never stopped them or me to do any thing which we want .
So it was fun with pampers , enjoying every moment of my kids innocence and cute activities .
They even danced with their diapers and showed that they can do any thing they want .

Things  to keep babies skin soft

The things which I  had done to keep my babies skin soft are :

1. I have used Olive oil for massage as it nourishes the skin and makes it soft .
2.I have used Pampers diapers for my kids to keep their skin dry and soft .
3.I have used  Baby creams like Johnson's baby cream to keep my babies skin moisturized and soft.
Its better to use these creams after bath as it gets absorbed quickly and keeps skin soft.
4. To avoid diaper rash  I have used pampers diaper + Coconut oil  . This helped to keep their skin soft .
5.Using a gentle detergent to wash my kids clothes  and washing it many times with plenty of water so that to avoid any residue of detergent in it which can cause allergy or rashes .
6.Using soft clothes like that made from cotton material and making them wear light coloured dresses as  its good for skin . I had avoided dark coloured clothes for infants as in some clothes the colour comes off and could be harmful for babies skin.

Using this simple tips we can keep our babies world safe and sound and make them happy and healthy and let them enjoy their childhood to full extent .

“Pampers brings you the softest ever Pampers Premium Care Pants. Its cotton-like softness is #SoftestForBabySkin and allows it to breathe, thus keeping baby’s skin soft and healthy, and your baby happy. ”


Thursday 22 October 2015

Smile --A Precious Gift

Smile is one of the most precious gift we can give to someone .
To  spread a smile we can do lots of things like :
1.Spending quality time with near and dear ones.
2.Gifting some useful and unique gifts to others.
3.Solving others problems .
4.Cracking some good Jokes .
5.Preparing favourite snacks and dishes for our near and  dear ones .

 I have small kids who love to eat delicious snacks prepared at  home .
 The first question they ask after coming from school is "What's in the Lunch?"
 If  its  something they love , a big Smile comes to their face .
 Similarly in evening and on holidays again they expect something special like  some Delicious  snacks of  McCains .
 I have brought  McCains Snacks  like french fries , McCains Crispy Happy Potato  several times .
They like it a lot specially McCains Crispy Happy Potato because of its smile  shape .
It looks good and also tastes good.
McCains smiles potato are mashed potato formed into happy faces.
Its crispy from outside and soft from inside .
A form of Indian Aloo Tikki but having an awesome taste.
Contains carbohydrate , protein .
Does not contain any Cholesterol , so good for people who avoid cholesterol rich food.
Its an excellent snack which is fulfilling .
One can add various toppings to make it more delicious .
Like topping of Cheese spread , tomato ketchup or sweet and sour tamarind chutney .
One can do topping depending on one's taste  to make it look more appealing and delicious .
Since  it contains carbohydrate , a good source of energy for growing children .
Ideal for lunch box as we often worry what to give in lunch box . As many kids are bit choosy and do not eat everything happily given in lunch box , so its a challenge for moms to give some good and healthy snacks which their kids would eat happily.
I also try various healthy snacks for my kids lunch box , Mccains Happy Potato is one of them as I know they just love it and would eat it without any fuss.
The best part is a Big Smile on their face .
So its a matter of health and happiness .

 Since it is a type of frozen food , one can easily store it in freezer for a long time .
One has to just check the expiry date before frying .
To cook one needs to keep it outside for some time and then it should be fried in oil turning both sides till crispy and brown .
Sometimes when we are too busy we do not get sufficient time to prepare snacks for our kids and family , we can use McCains snacks that time .It becomes easier for us to prepare delicious healthy snack in less time.
Some times when unexpected guest arrive to give us a Surprise , the first thing that comes to my mind  is " What to serve ?" and I start thinking about snacks available at home .If McCains is there in my freezer then I feel relaxed as I can prepare a delicious snacks within few minutes and bring a smile to every ones face .

On special occasions like Festive Time or Kids Birthday parties or Celebration Time when my kids get  excellent results in exams  I do try to Prepare McCains Smile to bring a Smile on their face .
And after all this I get the best compliment from my daughter
My Mama is the Best Chef in this World
That makes me happy and satisfied that my kids love what I do for them.

So try McCains to bring to smile to other's face .

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Nature Can Help Us to Stay Together

In todays digital world  everyone is hooked to internet and gadgets , be it be laptops, smartphones , iphones , ipads , or Tablets ,We see everyone even kids spending lot of time on net with gadgets .This has effected our society adversely.
Earlier people use to spend lots of time with their family and friends , but now  they feel getting connected means to get connected via social media like face book , twitter or WhatsApp.
This is not a good trend . Instead of spending time with real people and real friend people spend more time with Virtual friends in a virtual world .
Spending more time in a virtual world can adversely effect a person's behaviour and health.
When some one sees their friends photos on face book and find them more happy and successful they start comparing their life with them , that often leads to depression .
We are seeing only the happy part of their life , they are not showing their pains and struggles but we compare ourselves with others and get effected .
Ultimately people live in a self made cocoon , confining themselves to net and gadgets .
This effects their heath too .
People suffer from various ailments like depression , High BP , weak bones (lack of exposure to sunlight which helps to produce Vitamin D in body)  etc.
So one should try to spend time outside in the lap of nature with real people in the real world to be happy and healthy.

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Spending time in Nature is healing energy , it energises the mind and body.
One feels relaxed in the lap of nature.
Watching  greens , chirping birds , blooming flowers  is a sign of life and growth around us , gives a positive feeling that everything is OK and Good.
 Health Benefits for spending time in nature :
1.Reduces anxiety and depression .
2.Decreases stress.
3.Increases immunity --sunlight helps to make Vitamin D in body , fresh air is good for lungs and heart .
4.Memory performance and attention increases up to 20% after spending an hour outside in nature .
5.Being outside in nature for just 20 minutes boosts Vitality level.

So spending time in nature makes people feel more Alive and Active

Yamashita Nature
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There is no Wi-Fi in the forest but we find a better connection with Mother Earth and with Ourselves. As when we are away from our gadgets and internet we have enough time to think many positive things about ourselves and others.
Spending a quality time with our family and friends in the lap of nature is like spending time in Heaven .
One should share real emotions in the real world with real people , only sending messages with smile emoticons is not sufficient , one needs to Hug and shake hands to make them feel that they are special to us .
So   #RealTogetherness  means  Being together and spending quality time together in lap of nature like  Parks , Gardens , Sea Shore , Hills , Lake etc

 Nature can help us to do lots of things together like :
1.we can go for fishing together with kids , they would love to do it .
2.We can go for trekking .
3.We can go to sea shore and enjoy sunset there .
4.We can have a terrace garden or if space is there we can go for a small kitchen garden and plant few trees , shrubs and teach our kids the importance of plants in our lives.
5.On weekends and holidays we can take our kids to Botonical gardens and show them various plants and trees .

Many a times I have taken my kids to Zoological parks  where I can show them various species of birds , and  various types of animals .My kids get too excited  when they visit a zoo as they love watching birds and animals , it is the best type of outing for them .
So its an Outing + Teaching + Fun time .

This way we can spend quality time with family and friends and be happy and healthy.

I am writing this in association with Kissan India   for #RealTogetherness  Activity.


Sunday 18 October 2015

Review of Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe

Today I am going to review Vaseline Intensive care Aloe Soothe lotion for dry skin.
Since the climate is changing and winter is coming our skin needs a good moisturizer to keep it soft and supple .
Earlier I had tried other variants of Vaseline intensive care lotion , this is the first time I brought Aloe Soothe lotion as its meant for dry skin and my skin has become too dry in this season.
I am using this product past 15 days and I am quite satisfied with it .
Its a good product which completely moisturizes the skin without making it too oily .
It has a nice fragrance .

The best part is it has goodness of Aloe Vera .
Aloe Vera has many benefits like :
1.It protects skin against sun burns.
2.Prevents itching and scratching of skin.
3.Helps to remove fine lines and wrinkles.
4.Makes the skin soft and supple.
5.Helps to remove stretch marks and blemishes.

 The moisturizer is white in colour with thick consistency .
It is a non greasy lotion which can be used as hand and body lotion .
It keeps the skin moisturized for a long period of time .
Product packaging is good , available in a plastic bottle from which the lotion can be easily squeezed out and applied on skin.
The pack is travel friendly can be easily carried in handbags.

It is quickly absorbed in skin and does not leaves any patches on skin .
Excellent for winter .
Price  Rs95 for 100ml
So price not too high for a quality product .
1.Does not makes the skin oily .
2.Completely moisturizes the skin and makes it soft and supple .
3.Travel friendly pack.
4.Pocket friendly price .
5. Good Fragrance .
6.Has goodness of Aloe Vera .
Can't  think any , one of the best moisturizers I have used.
My rating 4.8/5

Try this product for a soft and supple skin.


Monday 12 October 2015

#MyChampIsBack With Excellent Features

Smartphones have been a part of our life .We sleep with it , we wake up with it , we eat with it , we drive with it .We need it for almost every thing ---For chatting , for talking , for doing online shopping , for paying our utility bills , for getting connected with our near and dear ones.
So a good smart phone is an essential thing which everybody needs for their day to day work.
I have used smart phones from few brands but I am not fully satisfied with them .They have some or the other problem or issues like in many smartphones the camera is not good so the picture is not very clear or excellent , in others the battery is so weak that the smartphone gets discharged with in few hours .
 Since I am blogger  I want a smartphone with an excellent camera so that I can take clear pictures of products of which I write reviews on my blog.
So I am always on a look for a Good smartphone for excellent features .
And I got one , its LG NEXUS 5X
This LG NEXUS 5X is an Android smartphone with 16/32GB storage with no card slot ,5.2" screen 12 MP camera with fingerprint sensor and many other excellent features.

 Features of LG NEXUS 5X :
1.Sleek Design
The new LG NEXUS 5X has a sleek design which looks beautiful and elegant and makes it easier to carry it any where with pride .
2.Powerful  Camera
LG NEXUS 5X comes with a 12.3MP camera  with 1.55µm pixel size.
It has dual-LED (dual tone) flash which makes it a powerful camera with ability to produce sharp images.
3.Imprint Features
LG NEXUS 5X is secured with a finger print sensor .Placed at the back of device Nexus Imprint will turn on the screen in one touch , unlock apps quickly and easily and it gets smarter with each touch .
4.Reversible UCB Type C charger so the battery won't get discharged soon as it happens in case of most of the smartphones , a thing I dislike most about android smart phones as when one is not at home , is outdoors its quite difficult to charge your phone's battery every now and then.
This smartphone with excellent features is available in India on online stores at a price of 15,999 only.
So who would not like to have this smartphone with excellent features  at an affordable price .
Waiting to have one and start enjoying its features and utilities.

So #MyChampIsBack with excellent features.

“I am participating in the #ChampIsBack activity at BlogAdda.“

Saturday 10 October 2015

World Mental Health Day

10th October is  World Mental Health Day . Mental Health is as important as Physical health but this fact is completely  ignored in our society specially in India.
If some one is having a physical ailment  as simple as a cold or cough he /she is immedietly taken to a doctor , but if any one is depressed people hardly seek medical advice ,patient is simply asked to Cheer Up and Be happy .
In most of the cases the problem is not even properly understood and diagnosed , so no body thinks of taking any sort of medical help. In fact if some one talks of Psycatric  help then people think that the patient is completely mad , which is wrong and so people hesitate to take medical help.
In western counties specially USA people do go for counselling and psycatric treatment if required but in India , this figure is very low.
And this is a dangerous situation , patients  are left untreated  and they slowly loose all interest in life and finally end their life.
So one has understand that if some one  near is showing signs of depression then he/she needs immediate help.
Personal counselling is very useful and if that does not works then medical help should be taken.
Reasons of  depression can be many :
1.In students its the exam pressure , the pressure to Perform well , Excel in exam , get a seat in medical or engineering college .......
Not all students  are brilliant and not that everyone can become doctor .
So parents and teachers have to understand this and stop forcing their kids towards this .
Life is much more that. Medical and Engineering are not the only carrier options in this world , there are many better options too .
 2.In youngsters its the failure in Love life that causes depression.
Many cannot digest the fact that they have been rejected by some one they love .
Again it is very important to make them understand that Life does not ends at one person , it is much more then that . We can get better persons as our life partners .
3.After marriage , if marriage does not works or if the couple are not compatable to each other , that also causes severe depression .Its a very difficult situation , specially if Kids are involved .One needs to think the gravity of situation and then take a proper decision.If there is  no room for improvement then its better to part their ways and live a better life without having any grudge or bad feeling towards each other.
 Various people have various reasons for depression .
People close to such should give moral support and try to understand the seriousness of situation.
And there is absolutely no harm in taking medical help .
Counselling and medicines really helps.
I would like to share one incident .
One of my close friend was having a crush on her childhood friend who was very close to her family.
He used to spend lot of time with her , giving her lot of attention and making her feel special.
When she was in the final year of her college , she asked her mom to fix her marriage with him.
When her mom went with  the proposal the Guy refused saying "We are just Friends ", I can't marry her , she is not fit to be  my wife.
My friend  got  Shock  of her life .
She was so depressed that she stopped every thing , studying , talking with any one , her social life ...everything was haulted .I came to know this via one of her roommates in her hostel.
I went to meet her few times , tried my best to make her understand that  "The Guy was not worth her " and she should not  waste her life after some one who does not cares about her .
Thankfully her family was very supportive .Her mom took her for medical help , took a long leave from her job so to spend lot of time with her .
With passage of time she became better . Completed her studies , took a job .
And after many years got ready to marry a guy of her mother's choice .
I kept in touch with her through letters and phone .
Her family helped her to come out of depression but not all are so lucky .
So we should support a person who is depressed without blaming them for any thing.
 There are few  things which can be helpful:
3.Believing in Yourself
4.Diverting the mind from current problem.
5.Moving on in life .

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Review of Olay Natural White Fairness Cream

Today I am going to review one of my favourite products --Olay Natural White 7 in one fairness cream .
I have used several day creams starting from age old Fair n Lovely to todays top brand skin care products available in Indian  market  but I found this Olay cream too good and suitable for my skin type.
Since I have a oily skin I have to be careful before choosing any skin care product specially for my face .
A little negligence can cause pimples and acnes .
So I try to choose product which are suitable for oily skin and nourishes the skin without making it too oily .
This cream claims  to do 7 fairness benefits
1.Lighten skin tone.
2.Brightens dull skin.
3.Reduces appearance of dark spots .
4.Evens skin tones.
6.Smoothes skin.
7.Gives UV protection.
The cream contains vitamin E , Pro vitamin B5 , Vitamin B3.
All good for skin.
Product packaging:
Comes in a tube  from which cream can be easily taken out and applied on face .
Its travel friendly too , one can easily carry the tube in hand bag .
Expiry date  36 months from date of packaging .
Price   Rs89 for 20 gms
The cream is white in colour , can be easily applied on face , spreads easily and gets absorbed quickly in the skin without leaving any patches .
1.Does not makes the skin oily .
2.Travel friendly pack.
3.Pocket friendly price .
4.Has SPF so protects from harmful UV rays.
5.Gives Instant Whitening .
6.regular usage improves skin tone.
7.Expiry date is 3 years or 36 months from the date of packaging .
1. SPF value is not given .
2.Ingredients are not given in detail only written contains vitamins E, B3, B5.
My rating: 4.5/5
My experience with this product is good , would recommend this to every one specially for oily skin .