Friday, July 3, 2015

Shopping Joys at

If I ever have to pick one thing that I'd love to do for the rest of my life, I'd pick shopping without a second thought. So each time I come across a place where I can find something new and something cool, I go ahead and shop away my joys. One such wonderful place is where I shopped recently and had a completely new shopping experience. is such an interactive and fun shopping portal, I didn't know such websites could exist and be loved in India. It has unique boards where you can create collages of looks and things you like at the website and share with everyone else. You can like, share and create similar boards. It's like a pictorial view of your imagination!

I happened to land upon the website through a recommendation and I'm happy that I did. While browsing, I realized how different the collection up on LimeRoad is. It's so very chic, ethnic and classy! From items related to home decor to pretty flowy skirts and maxi dresses, it has all that a woman wants and that too in such a varied price range, without quality compromise. 

Like any other shopaholic, I couldn't control my urge to shop so I went ahead to buy a beautiful girly handbag for casual day outs. What I loved the most about it that when I made a purchase through the LimeRoad Mobile App, the experience was such a breeze that I was delighted to the core! You don't even realize that one minute you're picking items and the next you're at the checkout page. The app is designed to be swift and hassle free so you can bid goodbye to bulky webpages that take forever to load and are error prone. 

Once the order was placed, it took only 5 days to arrive which is pretty quick considering the weather in the nation lately. The bag that I ordered was nicely packed in a Lime green bag, carefully wrapped and sealed so it would protect the 'newness' of my bag. :P Yes, people like me care about things like that! Overall, it was such a delightful experience that I would love to shop again and again from And you bet I will cuz not one day has gone by since downloading the app that I didn't check what was up on it! The offers that you get.. Boy they're amazing! 

They also stock some really pretty dresses. So the next time you're shopping for dresses online, you know where to land :)

Take a visual look of my experience through these pictures. 

I can't wait to show off my pretty bag the next time I step out.

Have you shopped from LimeRoad before? Share your experience with me.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

#MomTales : Charlie Banana Hybrid Cloth Diapers Review

It's been just three months that I've been a mom but my life is already overtaken by the D word. That's right, Diapers. Changing them, washing them, changing them and then washing them once again. Despite the overdose, I love it. Let me tell you why. 

For the first month of motherhood, my newborn was constantly in and out of  nappies and since it was a harsh winter back then, the number was significantly high! I was in recovery mode from the surgery but got no rest, tending a colicky and leaky baby. I hated it and I just didn't want to expose my doll's delicate tushie to the evil chemicals that sposies contained. Also, in the initial weeks, using a disposable only caused her rashes no matter how careful I was about changing her on time. So, I looked around the internet for a solution and I was gifted with the answer of Modern Cloth Diapers. I really didn't know there could be a thing beyond cloth nappies, that could keep my little one dry for hours at once and could be reused a number of times! So in my hunt for 'Good' cloth diapers, I landed up on Charlie Banana webpage who were generous enough to send me a pack of three one size diapers (wohooo!) to try on my baby and review them up here. I couldn't be much happier in doing so. 

Let me tell you this if you haven't already perceived it yet, cloth diapers are a one time investment. You buy a few dozen to build your stash and then you're good to go until your baby is toilet trained. So when buying cloth diapers, you must keep in mind that though they're expensive to begin with, these are going to save you a lot of money in the coming years. One of the reasons why I decided to take it up was the math behind how cloth diapers helps the ecosystem by reducing carbon footprint and are pocket friendly in the longer run. Your one stash for the first baby can be used from birth up to the age of 2 and can be saved & reused if you plan a second one. 

I received a pack of Peony Blossom which contained 3 One Size, 2 in 1 hybrid Cloth Diapers along with 3 additional microfiber inserts. Each diaper has a large size MF insert and can be stuffed with the additional small insert. It is recommended to add both inserts if the baby is above 3 months of age. The inner layer of diapers if made of fleece and the other layer is PU. In times if need you can also use a disposable insert in the diapers, hence Two in One. 

To begin with, Charlie Banana diapers have the SOFTEST inner layer of all the diapers in my stash! Its so soft that I actually rubbed it on my cheeks to feel it (when it was new and unused, of course!). Fastened by snaps, these can be easily adjusted according to the baby's age and weight. That's what i'm tryin to show in the pictures below how snugly it fit my 3 month old daughter and her 7 month old cousin. Sure double inserts looked little bulky on my DD but they don't look that big on the cousin, if you notice. The best part is the bra strap adjustment system for leg elastic that are perfect for kids any age or size. That's one thing I like the most since my DD is on the slimmer side with skinny thighs. A better fit on the legs ensures there are no leaks or blowouts. A flap in the front makes it so much easier to remove the inserts since the baby girl wets the back of the diaper mostly. Also, its great to keep disposable inserts in place. 

These hybrid or 2 in 1 diapers can also be used with disposable inserts when you're out and about with your little one and want to avoid the fuss of carrying a load of diapers. Its like the best of both diaper worlds. Charlie Banana also sells flushable liners and disposable inserts which i would love to purchase soon. 

Another reason why I adore Charlie Banana is that it not only makes luxury yet eco friendly products that are gentle to the environment but they also support Operation Smile and Project Child Save. How often do we see luxury brands that support humane causes! Project Child Save is a non profit organization that is dedicated to helping preventing child abductions and kidnapping through education and public awareness campaigns. Operation Smile is an international medical charity that provides free reconstructive surgeries to children suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. 

That's my brief take on why I love Charlie Banana Cloth Diapers. If you want to ask more questions, drop me a message or comment and i'd love to discuss! Cloth diapers are all I talk about lately ;)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shopping : The Rise of Myntra App #ItsPersonal

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Shopping is my second favorite thing in the world. Yes, I said Second, not first.. Sleep comes first! Being a lazy ass that I am, I dread the days when you have nothing to wear for the upcoming festive days (read Ramadan and Eid) and mom drags you out to go shopping. On days like these, shopping isn't fun. Who likes going out when its 42 Degrees, the salesmen are dull, and the collection is not even worth the money!

My city has advanced with the opening of numerous stores but the collections they keep is so poorly limited, it's depressing! On such days, I find relief in my greatest excuse, Shopping from the Myntra App. Delights my mom, for the bucks that I save her and joy for me as I can shop lying on bed, comfortably wearing my oldest PJ's. 

I shop away my joys and mom has to agree that mobile is the future of shopping. In just a couple of swipes and touches, I can browse endless collections of everything that I need. Not just the designer wears that can only be seen in the metro cities (Manish Arora ethnic wear for half the prices.. OMGGGG!!!!) but affordable casual wear from my favorite brands like Roadster, Biba and Anouk. 

Myntra knows what people need, that's why the app is so simple to use that even digitally handicapped people can experience the wonders of shopping from their fingers without any hassles. I also love how I can add items to my wishlist in jiffy( #ItsPersonal) and let my sister be envious of all the things i'm gonna buy *someday*. 
She's already envious of the dream closet that i'm gonna build just out of things picked out from Myntra. It's funny how life gets simple when apps like this are created. 

I used be a large screen person until iPhone entered my life and since then, I feel the iPad's too heavy and the laptops and desktops are only to be touched when there's no other option left. So each time I opened Myntra website, my shopping ventures would always be hampered by a faulty internet connection or the dead slow windows. That's why when the app came into view, my shopping became a happier experience. Sorting stuff, making wishlists and adding items to the cart is a breeze. The best part is that the Myntra app makes shopping on move so very easy that for lazy bums like me, the only moving that needs to be done is by my fingers. ;)

And the major reason where my app loving began is when a while ago when I was searching for a particular design of a tunic all over the town and was getting disappointing answers, Myntra came to the rescue and the search results presented a dozen options! I was jolly beyond belief. Ain't it such fun and merry when you get what you've been looking for? 

Now when the future of shopping is being mobile, the retailer giants like Myntra will be successful moguls in the Indian Shopping Scenario and there's no second guessing about that ! The constant updates, the frequent offers and the unmatchable deals make it so much better that when I need something new, I don't even have to look beyond my iPhone screen. 
There have been incident when I've been out with the Hubby and we're shopping in the stores but don't like what we see, then we instant open the app and compare the stocks and leave the store with happy faces, eyes glued to the phone. Talk about app-ddiction now! He's blames me for making him a lazy yet avid shopper for the ease it brings while shopping on apps. He often searches for "good" casual shoes and his search ends on the Myntra app only. 

That's so very much about me, what kinda shopper are you? The one unmovable like me or the one who's so impulsive that they'll be shopping through the app while out for a date or movies?

Share with me. 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

MomTales : The Arrival of Joy

Ola' fellas,

I don't like to talk too much about my intensely personal happenings on my personal blog but here's one thing I couldn't stop myself from sharing .. The arrival of my precious Baby Girl! 

Yes! Can't believe that this chic is a mommy now ;) It still hasn't sunk in my head yet but it's so much real and so very much fun. I can't wait to do so so so many things that I could make an endless list and still find something missing. 

Sure the initial days weren't easy. Probably one of the toughest phases of my life where it was pretty much a test of my faith but things do get better when you're hopeful. The first one and half month was both physically and emotionally exhausting.. With healing from surgery and dealing with spinal headaches and defying the doc's advice of bedrest for getting up to feed and calm a terribly colicky newborn, who would cry around 20 hours a day out of 24.. I was simply lost. No thoughts, no emotions just plain exhaustion and a numb mind. 
But like they say, hope is the greatest thing of all.. The faith in god, to whom I prayed silently and the hope of having a happy motherhood experience along with numerous efforts, things got better and now I have an adorable, naughty and the sweeetest baby girl whom I can't stop cuddling (and she loves it too!), Alhamdulillah. 

So, I wanted the people I shared all my secrets and midnight thoughts with, to know how beautifully blessed my life is now. 

Until now, I never knew a love like this could exist. A love of a mother for her child. We all experience it the other way round for a large chunk of our life and when it's time to do the same, we cant help but feel gratitude for the parents who does all those wonderful things for us. 

About my girl, she's a brat even at such a young age! It's funny how decent and calm she stayed in my belly and how completely opposite she is outside. Born with a healthy weight and a face just like her father, she is the apple of both our families' eyes. Almost three months old now, her coos are the sweetest sound I have ever heard! There's a constant smile stapled to my face and each day is so much fun ! All I do lately is take care of her and then read more of parenting blogs and forums so I can take care of her even better ;) Other matters can take a break!

My girl is my latest obsession and I proudly show if off too. So here's a warning to all those not sailing in the same boat as me, you should expect more of baby related posts now ( if she allows me enough time!). Yes, it'll be annoying for some but might help new mommas around. I'll talk about all sorts of things that I believe should be shared about parenting and baby related things. So watch out and don't forget to pass on this info to the newest moms around. 

Singing off to tend a squirming baby now. 


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