Friday 22 July 2016

Wonderful Stories with Colgate Magical Sea World

Last week i got four different packs of colgate toothpaste with  some cartoon characters and animals pictures printed on the back side of it.
My daughter cut all those pictures and collected them to play with it.
Kids now a days are very  creative and imaginative.
As soon as they got this , they started thinking about stories which they can make from these characters.




Since my kids read lots of stories they easily came up with few good stories ,the one i liked most is as follows

 Adventures with Mermaids 

Once upon a time deep down under the sea there was a beautiful castle .
Some mermaids were living in that castle and were happy there .
The queen mermaid was named Fiona .
They had lots of friends like some star fish , dolphins , fishes , octopus and some other sea creatures.
Once some pirates were going in a ship in that sea , They had some treasures which they have collected  by looting some ships.
The captain  of the ship was Mr. Black Beard , he was also the head of the pirates .
He had a parrot named Kiko.
When the ship reached in the middle of the sea a big storm came and broke the ship , all the persons on ship were drowned except the captain , the ship sank down deep in the sea .
Mr.Black Beard tried a lot to search his ship and his treasures but could not , so finally he gave up and sat on a log of wood from the broken ship and swam towards the shore .
After some days again he tried but could not find the lost treasure.

One day some mermaids were swimming and playing near the place where that ship was there .
One of them saw the broken ship and informed her friends about it . All of them got curious and  went near it to see whats inside .They were amazed to see such a huge collection of treasure, gold , silvers,diamonds and pearls.

They took that treasure box to their  castle and kept it there and decided that they would give those to some needy and good people .

After few years  a family  was  going for a long vacation in a ship on that same sea .  The family had three  kids,  a boy named  Faezaan ,  and two girls  Sabhah  and  Hadia .They were going  along with with their mom and dad . One day they were enjoying a cool breeze on the deck of ship when suddenly Sabhah saw a mermaid and shouted "Look a mermaid there " , others tried to see but could not get a glimpse of that mermaid .
In the night when all were sleeping Sabhah went on the deck again as she was curious to see that mermaid again , she wished and prayed that she could play with that mermaid , and  her prayers were answered , she saw that mermaid near her ship , she called her and asked her to come and play with her. The mermaid was initially afraid but later on came and played with her for some time .
Then she went back and Sabhah also came back to her room and slept .
In the morning she told about this to her siblings, but no one believed her .

In the same ship Mr Black Beard was there who had came to search his lost treasure .
He went inside the  sea  to search the lost treasure , and after a long search he found it in the  mermaids castle , he had made hostage to all the mermaids only Fiona managed to escape and she wanted some one to help them , she came to the  ship and asked Sabhah and her siblings to help her .
Sabhah told about this to her father and they all decided to do something ,the security personals of the ship went with Fiona and caught Mr Black Beard and made all mermaids free and Mr Black Beard  was taken in to custody to be handed to the Police .
All the  mermaids were too happy and thanked every one .
Next morning when every one had their breakfast and they were enjoying cool breeze on the deck of ship they were amazed to see group of mermaids with lost of gifts .
They all praised kids and thanked every one for their timely help and gave those gifts to all .

Kids were too happy and excited to get so  many gifts and had a great time with mermaids , making a promise that they will try to visit them again and again so that they can have lots of fun .
This sea voyage was one of the most memorable journey kids have ever taken where they could make friends  with mermaids and do lots of adventures .



Such a long and lovely story by kids , there are few more and i really enjoyed them all .

After listening such stories i could recollect my childhood days when we used to dream about mermaids and such voyage on ship .

I would like  to thank  Colgate  for coming up with such great and innovative ideas and stuffs where kids can play , enjoy and learn new things .
My  youngest one Hadia learned about some  new sea animals and learned some new English words and she also tried to tell me a story from these pictures in her way of telling story , some English and some Hindi words .
Its better that kids do some creative thinking with such stuffs rather than getting glued to television or smartphones which in the long run is not good for them.
This Colgate Magical story concept is excellent which has not only helped kids to come up with some great stories but also helped their parents to spend some quality time with their kids and enjoy a series of story telling from innocent kids .

One can know more about these Colgate Magical stories at their website

http://www.colgate.co.in/en/in/oc







Saturday 16 July 2016

Be A Responsible Citizen By Filing Your IT Returns

Many a times this question arises that  "Why should a person file IT returns (Income Tax Returns to Government ) ? "
In this post i will tell the benefits of filing IT returns and how it can help us in many ways .

Benefits of filing IT Returns :

1.Standard Income Proof 
ITR is considered as an income proof not only in India but also abroad .
If one is looking for higher education or employment abroad then one can use his/her  ITR  as an income proof.

2.Claim your Tax Refund 
One can use ITR to reduce tax liability . Salaried employees who have done  ITR in the current financial year can claim for IT returns .

3.PAN 
Pan card has become an essential document and an ID proof .

4.Speeds up Loan process 
Filing ITR reularly helps to get loan easily from banks and other financial organisations , as it gives an impression that the person is a law abiding individual .

5.Gives Peace of Mind 
Undisclosed income is a matter of shame as if caught then can cause embarrassment  to the person in society , so pay your income tax and have peace of mind .

In Indian for citizens upto 60 years of age if the annual income is less than 2 lakh then they do not need to pay any income tax, if its more than that then they need to pay some percentage of their income  as tax .
The Income Tax slab for year 2015-2016 is :
Income upto 2,50,000 -- No Tax
Income 2,50,000 to 5,00,000-- 10%
Income 5,00,000 to 10,00,000--20%
Income more than 10,00,000--30 %

India being a developing country need funds for its growth and development , to maintain basic infrastructure and help the poor citizens .
Income tax is a source of income for the government , by filing our income tax we can be responsible citizens of our country and help our country to grow and progress.

There are many ways by which one can file their IT Returns .
Since my husband works in a corporate he does his IT returns through his CA in the office .

Earlier people used to go to Income Tax Departments office to file their IT returns but now a days there is an option to do this online ( through the internet ).
Past few years this e filing has become popular as its easier , does not requires prints of documents and can be done  free of cost .

One can self file their IT Returns by  H & R Block , its a tax return filing company for Indian Citizens .
They have highly intuitive software  that makes e filing easy .

Advantages of H & R Block

1.100 % free of cost , e filing is done free using this site .
2.They auto read form 16 which saves the client's time .
3.Well secured .
4.It is customized as per clients income tax situation .
5.Live chat and customer support while e filing of tax.
6.Its an user friendly application .
7.They have tax calculators which helps to calculate taxes due , tax savings etc.
8.They also provide facility for NRI tax filing .
9.They adhere to client information security ensuring 100% confidentiality .

One can check the site here
HRBLOCK

So go ahead  file your IT Returns and be a Responsible citizen . Its so simple to file an IT Return using secured and reliable  sites like H&R Block . Its not a Rocket Science , its as simple as Kids play or doing online shopping where one can do everything easily with their laptop or smartphone .

I’m taking the #TaxPledge to file IT returns with the easy Income Tax efiling option from H&R Block at BlogAdda.”  

Check this video to know more about  how to do IT Returns with H&R Block .












Thursday 14 July 2016

Fushia Handmade Rose Soap Review

Hello Every One
Today i am going to review a natural hand made soap from Brand Fushia from Vkarebiosciences.com.
This brand prepares products from natural ingredients , fragrances and essential oils .
It has a good collection of skin care products like hand made soaps ,  lip balms , moisturizers etc .

The first product from this brand which i have tried is this Hand made Rose Soap .
The soap is pink in color and has a nice fragrance .

Price Rs 225 for 100 gms .
Shelf Life : 2 years from date of manufacture .




The soap is a type of Glycerine soap with rose fragrance and anti oxidants .
Its a 100 % vegetarian product , free from chemicals , parabens , SLS .



Pros :
1. Made from natural Ingredients .
2.Does not contains any harsh chemicals like Parabens , SLS , preservatives .
3.Has a nice fragrance .
4.Since contains glycerine , good for winters .
5.Does not makes the skin too dry like ordinary soaps . 
6 .Shelf life is 2 years which is good.  
7 . Does not melts excessively . 
8. 100% vegetarian product .


Cons :
Availability might be an issue as its available only on online stores . 

My Experience with this Product :
I have used this product and i liked it , specially its fragrance , has a nice floral fragrance .
It leathers well and is good for skin as it has glycerine .
The best part is it does not makes the skin  dry like other soaps .

IBB Rating -- 4.5/5 

One can check this product and other Fushia products at their website 



Monday 11 July 2016

First Anniversary Giveaway With Amara Organix [Closed ]

Hello Every One
I am back with another Giveaway .
My Blog has completed one year and i want to celebrate this with a Giveaway for my wonderful readers in collaboration with one of my favorite Brands Amara Organix .

This one year of blogging has taught me many new things , I made many new friends and  Now i can say I am happy to be a Blogger .

I had collaborated with various brands and Amara Organix is one of such brand . I really loved its products , the soaps , the body wash  , the Body Butter all excellent products .

One can read the review of Amara Body Butter here
Amara Body Butter

Now regarding the giveaway , there are two prizes for two winners .




First Prize :

1.Pink Benaras & Zardosi Potli Bag 
2. Amara Organix Soap 
3.Amara Organix Facial Powder 
4.Amara Organix Deodrant 
5.Amara Organix Lip Butter 


Second Prize :

1. Pink Polti Bag 
2.Amara Organix Soap 
3.Amara Organix Moisturizer 
4.Amara Organix Deodrant 

Now the Rules to enter the giveaway 

1.Follow me on Google + widget given at the right corner of the page . 
2.Do email subscription , widget given at the right corner of the page and verify  your subscription .
3.Follow Indian Beauty Bloom on facebook  IBB  
4.Follow Amara Organix on facebook  Amara 
5.Follow me on Twitter username NASEEM GHAZALA 
6.Follow me on Instagram @ghazli123 
7.Follow Amara Organix on Instagram @amara_safebeauty 
8. Leave a comment below after completing all steps with your name , email ID , city of residence and  social media handles .
9 .This Giveaway is for Indian Residents only .

For Extra Entries 
Share this giveaway post on social media sites tagging 5 of your friends and invite your friends to join this giveaway .
Winners will be chosen on the basis of active participation and efforts put .
People creating troubles will not be entertained and will be banned from future giveaways .

This Giveaway will run for 3 weeks and winners will be declared after that .
This Giveaway is Sponsored by Amara Organix so i will not be responsible for any delay of prize or any such thing .

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post , Would like to see active participation of all my readers and friends .
Thanks 
Ghazala Naseem 



Saturday 2 July 2016

How To Catch Up On Lost Growth

Hello Everyone
Today's post is a Parenting post dedicated to child growth and development .

Being a mom of small kids  i know how difficult it is to maintain their  good health .
Kids play and make themselves dirty and we need to make them teach basic hygiene like washing their hands before and after eating , taking bath daily etc. These basic things helps them to be clean and healthy .
Next comes the challenge of making them eat healthy food .
As kids like  chocolates , ice creams , chips , pastries and junk food  , without realizing that its not good for their health .
So  to make them eat healthy is a challenging   job for every mother .
One needs to prepare healthy food which are delicious and make their kid/kids eat that.
I always  try  innovative ways to make my kids eat vegetables and fruits which other wise they do not like to eat .
Like when i prepare fried rice i add lots of vegetables like peas , carrot , potato in it so that at least this  way they eat some vegetables , i make Parathas ( Indian Bread ) from spinach so that they eat  some leafy vegetables .
I add lots of fruits in Custard so that they have  a healthy snack .



When ever i visit a Pediatrician i always check their weight and height and discuss this with the doctor that is it okay or less then their age and what else should i do to keep them healthy and active.

In spite of doing so much still some times i feel they need some thing else to get more nutrition and energy and i always worry that they  should not fall behind on growth by not attaining the right growth and height as per their age .

To fill that gap we need to give  some thing extra which will make them feel energetic and would help them to catch up with that lost growth .

For it Milk is one the best option as its a good source of calcium and provides required energy and nutrition to kids .
But  to make your kid/kids drink milk is not an easy task .
They will give lots of excuses like my kids say :
I do not like its smell or i feel like vomiting by drinking plain milk .
Then it becomes difficult to make them drink  that .
For that again we need to think ways to make them drink milk like adding some chocolate powder from various brands or making some milk based sweets or giving milk with cornflakes etc .
In that also one has to keep in mind the best option which is healthy and good .

I have brought various flavors of Horlicks for my kids like Junior Horlicks , Chocolate Horlicks .
They like the chocolate flavor as they love every thing which tastes like chocolate , So this way it becomes easier for me to make  them drink milk  .

Apart from this we also need to ensure that our kids do not spend too much time in front of television or  with digital media like laptops , smart phones etc .
As this makes them spend less time in playing outdoor games and this is not good for their health and overall growth .
Such kids have less number of friends and  they do not know how to socialize with others .

I try my best to keep them away from television and digital media by following ways :

1. I encourage them to play outdoor games like badminton , cricket .
2.I take them to a near by park when ever we get time so that they can play outside with other kids and make friends with them .
3.I encourage them to do lots of activities like drawing , painting etc which they find very interesting.
4.I bring lots of story books for them so that they can enjoy reading some good stories and this also helps to improve their command on that language .

 Playing outdoor games  is very important as it helps in growth of a child , playing is a  good exercise  , helps to increase stamina and after playing when they get tired  they actually feel very hungry and that time do not make fuss in eating fruits or drinking milk .

So this way we can make them eat healthy and be healthy and these small steps would really help them to catch up on lost growth ( if it is ).
And it is very important for children to catch up on lost growth or else they will not be healthy and active , they will always feel lethargic and  this could have adverse effect on their health and growth .
It would be difficult for them to concentrate on their studies and they might feel low if they  lag behind others in studies , games and other activities , this could also make them feel depressed .
Children with poor eating habit have lots of health issues like iron deficiency can cause fatigue , calcium deficiency can cause pain in joints and bone etc .

So to  avoid all these we need to ensure that they get best of every thing , healthy food and  healthy drinks and a healthy way of living life .

As i told before that i have brought Horlicks for my  kids several times , now the brand has introduced a new flavor called Horlicks Growth +  which is designed to provide a balanced nutritional supplement to growing kids . Its available in two flavors --chocolate and vanilla . It contains high quality whey proteins and other nutrients which would help the children to catch up on lost growth .

I am going to bring this soon for my kids .

Advanced Nutrition for Growth & Development

(Image Source : https://growthplus.horlicks.in/  )

To know more about Horlicks Growth  check this site :
Horlicks.in



Friday 1 July 2016

Review of Paper Boat Chilli Guava Drink

Hello Every One
Today  I am going to Review a Drink from Famous Brand  Paper Boat .

Today market is flooded with fruits juices and drinks from various Indian & International brands .
We have many options to choose from , but many fitness freak and health consious prefer drinks with no added sugar and no preservatives .

I had  seen this paper Boat drinks in few super stores  but never tried .
Was thinking of trying this as it has no added colors and preservatives .
Recently I got a box of two Chilli Guava Drink from Paper Boat and was happy to receive  a lovely surprise .








I tried these drinks and loved it taste .
It tastes like real guava with little chilli  flavour in it .
I thought it would to too spicy as it was written chilli Guava but its not that spicy or chilli , its good .



I loved its packaging , a unique one , one of its kind in the market .
Price Rs 30 for 250 ml which is too good .
Its great to get a good product in a reasonable price .
Expiry date -- 4 months from date of manufacture .
Approved by FSSAI( Food safety Association for India )

Pros :
1.Great taste , it tastes like real fruit .
2.Affordable Price , price much less then other brands .
3.No added colors & preservatives .
4.Easily available every where .
5.FSSAI  approved  .
6.Gluten free .

Cons :
None 


After trying this now i am going to try some other flavors from this brand .
They have many interesting variants like Rose Tamarind , Aamras , Jaljeera, Jamun Kala Khatta etc .
All unique ones .
 When i browsed their site , I was amazed to see a Great collection of  various flavors .
One can check the site here 

Another thing which i like about these drinks is its Unique combinations  of flavors which has  great taste and some Unique Names which reminds us of our childhood memories , some thing  which is lost is today's busy life . Like this Chilli guava reminds us of guava + chilli which we used to eat during our school days . Kala Khatta reminds of some local ice cream/chuski  flavors .
So with this drinks we not only get a Delicious Drink but also get some old  memories which is to be cherished for ever . 


Hope you all enjoyed reading this post .
Share what flavor  you have tried from this brand .