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‘Under The Influence’ – A surprisingly simple & practical guide to succeeding online – My Review

Miss Malini is certainly a name you have heard of before. But I felt even more connected to this lovely lady, as she took me, the reader down memory lane – back to the good old days of ICQ and when asking someone “ASL?” was the norm. This was long before we became Insta-influencers and thought it perfectly sane to share advice about the various shades of baby poop and how to wash diapers. How far have we walked down the digital revolution lane! In her latest book ‘Under the Influence’ Miss Malini talks of the perils we all face when we choose to live digital lives and are faced with our dreaded TROLLS. Not a stranger to this phenomenon, Miss Malini offers practical solutions on ‘How to Survive and Thrive Online.’

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Embrace Your Curls with Little Extra Coco Onion Hair Fall products

Are you tired of battling frizz and hair fall while trying to maintain your gorgeous curls? As a curly haired girl myself, the search for the perfect hair products is somewhat endless. Until I came across this brand called Little Extra. I tried their Coco Onion Hair Fall Control Pack which in my view has been a God-send for my curly hair care. This innovative shampoo and hair oil combo is specially designed to cater to the needs of all types of hair from oily, combination, sensitive, dry or normal hair, providing a host of benefits that will leave your curls looking and feeling their best.

The best part?

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Jogi Prem – the star director from Sandalwood

Films bring with them an open canvas. They provide an opportunity for filmmakers to highlight social causes, speak of spirited people and inspire its viewers. The director of the film is at the helm of affairs to bring together his vision for the film and the varied talents of his team – the actors, scriptwriters, musicians et al.

One such personality from the Sandalwood industry aka the Kannada film industry is Jogi Prem. Prem was born as Kiran Kumar. He started his career as an Assistant Director, before directing his own film Kariya in 2003. These were followed with two more movies in quick succession, and together they placed him on the mantle of stardom. He is known as the hat-trick director of the Kannada film industry because of his back to back hits.

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A Laque’y experience – Nail Fashion

Have you ever seen videos of nails being shaped & polished & painted? More than makeup or apparel fashion, I love nail fashion. One of the first visual treats I enjoyed when I joined Instagram was poring over accounts which showcased Nail fashion & art. There’s something very therapeutic about watching nails being coloured and painted. Somewhere I harboured a secret wishlist to get my own nails fashioned.

When Laque Nail and Lash Lounge in Mumbai invited my friend Raising Karma & I, for a free trial session I was excited to go. However, I did have my apprehensions because I had never got nail extensions done and I had a toddler around the house to be looked after. When I shared this concern with the team at Laque, they assured me that nail extensions feel very natural and do not hinder the normal course of the day where we are needed to be hands-on moms. Continue reading

“Head to toe” care with Himalaya baby wipes

Baby wipes – the word is enough to set flight to a plethora of ways in which we can use them. If I had my way I would award the “best product ever” title to baby wipes. While I have tried as much as possible to go the sustainable way and use cloth and water on most occasions, I will admit that this is not always a convenient or practical solution always, especially on the go. I have then resorted to using baby wipes.

Finding the right baby wipe is a matter of great deliberation and I invested quite some time on this when #babyT was a newborn. It was obvious that a chemically laden wipe was not going to fit the bill. We wanted something that was natural, gentle and yet did its job well. Plus it had to be versatile so that I could use it for the unimaginable messes & spills that those seemingly innocent babies can get up to. Continue reading

Remove the awkwardness out of asking for gifts with registries

For #babyT’s second birthday we knew we wanted a big, fat birthday party. Planning began months in advance for all the small details. However, there was one scary monster lurking under the covers – birthday gifting. I was unprepared for the nightmares I got about all the gifts we would receive which we did not want.

My biggest fears were mass market toys – yes the ones with flashy lights, migraine-inducing music & suspect paint quality. I wish people knew that we love open-ended, eco-friendly & safe, wooden toys. To be honest, we already owned most of the age-appropriate toys, so doubling up of toys was also a concern. And then don’t even get me started on clothes – I have clothes which babyT will get to wear to his 10th birthday already. Get the drift? I can’t wait for when my kids are a whole lot older and I could just buy league accounts for them (I’m assuming that they’ll be big gamers in the future though!)
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4 easy steps to choose the best R.O. water purifier

What is that one device for the kitchen which no home can ignore? A refrigerator? A microwave oven? A mixer-grinder? You probably answered yes to all these suggestions. But are you sure you are not forgetting something even more critical? What about the very basic need of every human being – water! The need to safeguard your family from water-borne diseases are the reasons for the growing use of water purifiers. Water purifiers are not just a luxury but a necessity in every household today. But how much do we know about which is the best water purifier and even more important, how do we choose the best one? Continue reading

Why I love Online Shopping for kids-wear

Online shopping has come of age today and if there is a product that can be even thought of, it will be available online. With babyT everything that I ever used or made him wear has been bought online. In fact, I think if I ever walked into a brick and mortar store for kids-wear I wouldn’t have a clue how to shop. This took me back to his newborn days where I was drowning in all my hormonal swirls and being a breastfed baby meant I couldn’t really be away from babyT for long periods of time. At times like these, it was online shopping that saved the day for me.

Shopping online for kids-wear especially has been a blessing because it is super convenient, offers an unimaginable variety of clothes, facilitates comparison as per whatever criteria you have for selection and the cherry on the cake is the exemplary customer service that the e-retailers offer. Continue reading

Mommy’s Magic Box: Pampering new moms

Having a baby is fun. Pregnancy usually starts with lots of ups and downs, at least it did for me. The first few weeks and months were not nightmarish luckily, but I was still weak, exhausted and very hormonal. And this feeling subsided only in the last trimester by which time I was last minute cramming baby names and making lists of potential – none of which are my baby’s name today. (the actual name is a very interesting story & I shall tell you all about it someday.) For most moms-to-be pregnancy is not a fun time. And then comes baby!

Of course, you and everyone around you are happy, overjoyed and ecstatic to have the little miracle in their lives. Gifts for your baby arrive by the truckload. But what about you, the mother? You receive an envelope filled with money (yayy, not!) or clothes (with zippers down the front, bleh!) or if you are really lucky some cloth diapers (but that is technically for the baby again, hurray!) Why don’t we get exciting, thoughtful and meaningful gifts? Something that can indulge my sweet tooth perhaps yet is healthy for baby and me? (does such a thing exist? yes, it does!) My friend was telling me about how she saved so much money for her lovely baby that was on the way by switching energy providers to get a better deal. She told me the key to this was to compare energy quotes from a variety of companies on comparisons websites like SimplySwitch.Something that will help me understand this muddle of hormones & make sense of all the breastfeeding dynamics?

That’s when I heard of a gift box specially curated for moms-to-be and new moms (and dads too.) Continue reading

Book Review: 150 Brilliant Ideas to Keep Young Minds Fit & Fine

Having a child has made me so much more aware of all the elements, experiences and perceptions that will shape the mind of my little babyT. I am constantly looking out for and watching what I say and do to him and to others in front of him. Right now he is under my wing, but tomorrow he will step out into the big, bad world and meet a new battalion of people in the form of friends, teachers etc. I cannot really control these influencers. Just thinking about it sends my head into a tizzy and I am sure it would be just as confusing for young minds. Continue reading

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