29 December 2013

5 Presents to my Future

I have always seen and experienced best gifts in my entire life so far from my parents. Its not the BIG that they went for but what's WORTHY. I feel the same has gotten into me when it comes to gifting. I believe that gifting is a form of self expression, speaks a lot about 'you' as an individual and also is the base of the relationships many a times. The day when I reach that stage and become a parent to an amazing kiddo ( I hope she/he is as amazing as every kid is :D), would love to gift 5 presents to secure their future :)

5 presents to my future -
1) Present of my Time - 

One can make more money any time of the day but it is the time that they would need to learn to make or save that money. I would give my child the gift of my time. They would need me to hear out their problems, need my time to understand their queries and solve their doubts, they would need my time to learn new things and implement on them, would need my time to figure out the importance of time. The best gift you can ever give is your time because - 
"When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time." (I read this somewhere quite a while back and feel its right there, bang on!)

2) Present of a 'Hobby' - 

With so much of going on the internet space, creative minds are just a click away. Gift your child a reason to inculcate a hobby. A Hobby would not just let them understand themselves more but also make their mind sharp and that's what I would be gifting to my child. My mother has always been into art and craft and father; well he is the one who reads. Their interests have passed on to me and I love to do both of what they do. A hobby by my child's side would not just make him/her to actually do something apart from studies and schooling and let the wings of their imagination - fly; because - "the people with imagination are the ones not just living it, they are creating it."

3) Present of - "Say NO to Stereotyping" -

"Teach them right at the right age and it sticks with them for the rest of their life," My mother says this to me quite a lot of times. I have a younger brother and its an advantage right now to see him growing and see my mother giving the best of gifts to him. One of them is of "Say NO to Stereotyping". One needs to respect women and men equally. I would love to gift my kids this thought that; gender doesn't make someone big or small but their work does. Even a girl can play with an aeroplane while a boy can sometime join her when she plays a kitchen set too. 
Never stereotype on gender, sex, religion, color or race.

4) Present of the best of Culture and Patriotism -

He who is close to his nation is closer to his heart. It is very important to gift your child the best of your family's and country's cultures and the feeling of patriotism. Make him/her proud of the nation they live in. And for that, work for the betterment of it everyday. Because; what we will make of our nation now will be a gift to the generation to follow us. Gift them a nation which speaks Progress, gift them a nation they feel proud about! :)

5) Present of the Importance of Self Respect -

It is important to love and have belief in yourself. Love yourself first for who you are and what you do. I would gift my children the teaching of "importance of self respect" because that's when they'll learn to take pride and value in what they do and what they stand for. and by Self respect its not being egoistic or obsessed by yourself but to value yourself for who you truly are so that the society respects you.
These are some of the gifts I would like to present to my future to secure their future with the best of values and teachings, what about you? Do leave in comments! :)

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” 
– Kahlil Gibran

This post is a part of the 1001 Gifts Activity by HDFC Life in association with BlogAdda

L'Oréal Paris launches Kajal Magique – the first ever Kajal from the brand

Line your eyes with a stroke of sheer magic

L'Oréal Paris launches Kajal Magique - the first ever Kajal from the brand

What is so different about Kajal Magique?

Kajal Magique is supremely black & gives your eyes the extraordinary care it deserves. It is powered with a new generation formula and mineral pigments for a deep intense colour. 
It's Precise. It's Intense. It's Bold.

Personally, I love Kajal. The kohl-eyed girls have a different story to speak; the one with their eyes! :) You can speak volumes with your eyes and the best way to highlight them is with the ever-favorite kajal. L'Oréal Paris, the world’s #1 beauty brand launches Kajal Magique, its first ever Kajal in India. L'Oréal Paris as a brand is known to create products that match the needs of the contemporary Indian women, and this kajal is the perfect tool to craft gorgeous eye looks. So go bold, smoky, or let creativity take over your eyes.

L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique is supremely black and doubles up as a darker-than-night eyeliner. It is powered with a new generation formula and mineral pigments for a deep intense color payoff. Along with providing a great finish, it is also enriched with ingredients like Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil Esters and Vitamin C Derivative, which provide extraordinary care and a soothing feeling to the eyes. Since it is ophthalmologically tested, it is safe and suitable for contact lens wearers. Designed to last for up to 12 hours, Kajal Magique is smudge proof, waterproof and non-transferable.

Wait for the review, would be done sooooon! :) Any views to share, please do comment!

The product is priced at Rs. 245 and is available across all L'Oréal Paris boutiques and counters

About L'Oréal Paris:
Present in more than 120 countries, L'Oréal Paris provides accessible luxury for all those who demand excellence in beauty. A philosophy which stems from the research carried out in our laboratories and our will to make professional expertise accessible. Icons of the arts, fashion and beauty, our spokespeople are passionate and talented individuals. These women and men of all ages, looks and origins are sources of inspiration for our generation thanks to their vision, engagement and talent.  Some of the iconic & innovative products from the L’Oreal Paris portfolio available in India are Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 haircare, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations.

L'Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, "you're worth it".

25 December 2013

Get the products for Zero MRP!

This season is all about wishing for, giving and receiving gifts. All of us have been running from one shop to the other or scrolling from one website to the other looking for that perfect gift for our Santee(s) and family. It's time you sit back and unwrap your gifts and also wish for some more with a wishing website - 0mrp.com.

A new start-up, 0mrp.com - where one can simply wish for a product rather than buying it. It’s not a shopping website, it’s a wishing hub. 0mrp in a nutshell, is a platform which gets to you branded products and all you got to get them is to wish for them!

Sounds a little topsy-turvy? Let's find out how does this work?

  • Connect with your Facebook account and fill all your details.
  • Browse the wide range of products and wish for the one you want to have it. 
  • Get lucky by randomizer, as they use random.org to select winners.
  • 100% FREE delivery from their side.

Some of the featured products on their website right now - 

Points to ponder - 

  • When you register to 0MRP, you will get 5 wish. You can wish for a particular product maximum up to 5 times. 
  • If you've used your wishes, then after every half an hour you will get one wish i.e. after two and a half hour late your wish account will be again full.
  • You can wish for a particular product maximum up to 5 times, it'd depend on your level.
  • Once the targeted wishers for a particular product are over then only our random generator randomly chooses a winner.
  • There is not a single penny that you have to give out from your pocket. It is 100% free and that is guaranteed.

There's something known as - "Mega Prize Winner" too! 

The mega prize winner is the one who wishes the most in the mentioned time frame. All your wishes that you've wished for any product automatically stores in their wishing pool, so the ultimate winner for the mega prize will be the one who've wished the most in that particular time.

Sounds easy and fun, isn't it? Just keep wishing! 
Very soon they are going to launch an app for android and ios users which will be easily available on Google play and apple store, so it will be more convenient for users to use 0mrp.com.

Go and check the website to understand more :)
Happy wishing and winning :D
Merry Christmas, Ho! Ho!

21 December 2013

Christmas Giveaway from "Done by None"

Christmas is not too far and I am sure, all of you are shopping non-stop. Well, who isn't? Sales all around and such christmas-y pretty collection practically everywhere! I received this voucher this week by "Done by None" through a twitter activity and thought that I should share the merriment and not just keep it for myself :) 

So here you go; 2nd giveaway for this holiday season is here on my blog. 

Go on, follow the really easy rules and win yourself a gift voucher worth 500 INR from "DONE by NONE"

There would be 1 Winner ONLY.
Last Date - 25th Dec' 13.

Rules - 
1) Like A Li’l of Everything on Facebook.
2) Write in comments - "I Love Christmas shopping because..."
2) Follow us on twitter - @LeoAmore6
3) Like ‘Done by None’ on Facebook.
4) Tweet this - "Win a gift voucher worth 500 INR from @DonebyNone by @LeoAmore6 on http://shrimalimegha246.blogspot.in/. Open only till 25th December 2013. Join and #win!."
5) Follow “Thru Heart - Distance no bar” via GFC.
6) Follow “A Li’l of Everything” via GFC. (Optional)
7) Follow us on Pinterest. (Optional)
8) Share this giveaway on facebook tagging our FB Page - Share this picture post - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=516803398418017&set=a.353984761366549.77395.316133485151677&type=1&theater

All the best and Merry Christmas to all in advance!! <3

Be the perfect Secret Santa to your colleague!

I recently celebrated Secret Santa in office and believe me, gifting a co-worker is not at all easy, especially when you don't know him/her that well or you are new to the company but want the gift to stand out. Your gift needs to be quirky, and for that you need to put your thinking caps on! It is definitely not that late. There are a few things that you can still do and make it up for the time gone. They are worth new year gifting options too :)

Be on the safer side and gift a personalized Mug! 

I have bought mugs quite a few times in past for gifts to my friends and colleagues. You can head to - printland.in. They have a really good collection of mugs to choose from; Travel Mugs, Chai Mugs, Beer Mugs, etc. You can also personalize one and order for your colleague; either couriered to his doorstep or to office on his name. 

Starting 229 INR only.

For the Foodie Colleague

You can never go wrong with food and when its Mad Over Donuts, expect your colleague to love you for it! Perfect for that colleague with a sweet-tooth, MOD has come up with new Christmas range called - Mad Over Cakelings.
Price - 65 INR / piece
Go grab a bite! Get it delivered to you, now ;)

Say yes to Nature's Basket hampers

Who wouldn't fancy these? They look delicious and are so!
Godrej Nature's Basket Stores are currently located at Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Pune, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
You can locate the store nearest to you, here - Locate Godrej Nature's Basket Store

Have a colleague who loves Books?
Books on desk always? Books while travelling? Books always in bag? Books to buy with new month's salary? Well your colleague loves books. Love might be an understated word btw.

What's better to gift than books? Gift them a gift of a new story to add to their life :)
Order one from my favorite book store - Crosswords :)

Gift some Art
I would personally love to add some zing to my room or office desk. Posters particularly, love them! There's one options for you to go for!

I have personally never shopped from VoizArt but love their collection. You can purchase posters online in categories like entertainment, decorative pieces, art, design, and other sections which are ever-expanding. It can be a new year gift too :)

Check their collection here - http://www.voizart.com/

Gift a diary, it can never go out of trend
Check out the exclusive Christmas diaries collection at Doodle Collection. A beautiful range of Doodle diaries and notebooks for you to write... They also have Chic, Safari, Social, Kiddie, Travel, Sports, Typography, and other collections to choose from.

Hope your trouble has said 'bye' now? You definitely have more options to choose from. Do let me know in comments about your "Secret Santa" stuff at office! :)

Secret Santa and Pre-Christmas party at my office! Can see me? :D

15 December 2013

The Nature's Co. Santa - Ho! Ho!

The Nature’s Co. Christmas Treats: Upto 50% discount

When out on the airfield a laughing did arise,

As a jolly man and his reindeers landed from out' wintry skies;
Away to the window for the Christmas boarding call,
With Secret Santa surprises and gifts for one and all!

To usher in the spirit of the upcoming festival season and charging the winter airs with pre-christmas cheers, spreading the happiness and festivities, The Nature’s Co. has geared themselves to this season with the aim of putting smiles on everyone's faces.

So what’s in store? Christmas is the season of giving, and the TNC elves will be doing just that!  It's never early to start planning a magical Christmas, and preparing yourself for this new year and the holiday time. As you plan to get everything in place, The Nature’s Co. elves get ready to welcome you all into the enchanting world of nature & natural beauty, giving you a chance to witness what Santa has in store for you. 

Santa arrives on the roof of The Nature’s Co.with a sack full of discounts for all. Santa’s arrival marks the beginning of 23 days from 11th of December to the 5th of January, of unexpected surprises for the lucky TNC customers who get a chance to enjoy upto 50% discounts on their purchases

Pick your luck from a bowl full of Christmas goodies by Santa and get marvelous discounts: 

Santa’s luck for you!

Candy Luck - Get 15% off
Twinkling Star Luck -Get 20% off
Santa’s Cap Luck - Get 25% off
Mistletoe Luck - Get 30% off
Jingle Bells Luck  - Get 50% off

Visit the store for some pure festive magic & entrancing Christmas treats.

Happenings at "The Bombay Store"

I love Bombay Store! They somehow make me feel Culture-stricken like how people say love stricken? the very same way! The store has a feel to it; Indian-ess to the core. This post is dedicated to the recent happenings at one of my favorite store :)

Discover a New India. True India. The Bombay Store brings an Innovative range of products which are reflective of a perfect blend of Contemporary & Traditional Indian Culture.

The Bombay Store’s Launchpad initiative welcomed ‘Workshop Q’ – A home décor accessories brand that believes in reusing and upcycling with style.

‘Go Green’ this December with Home Décor Products handcrafted from reused and re-purposed Objects. Unique aesthetics in green design in the form of Trays, coasters, photo frames, mirror, lamps, clocks and a lot more eco-friendly decorative items with trail blazing design styles is there!

Highlights from the Launchpad collection

The Launchpad is still on till today; i.e. the 15th December 2013; at the Bombay Store,Fort, Mumbai

On the other note;

Show your support for the Asian Elephant with Elephant Parade Products and Merchandise!
In a first ever alliance, The Bombay Store has tied up with Elephant Parade®, an international social enterprise with a unique combination of art, business and conservation. The Bombay Store has become the first Indian retail brand to be associated with Elephant Parade. Elephant Parade conducts the world’s largest open-air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation. Created by local and international artists, each elephant is a unique piece of art. 20% of Elephant Parade profits are donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation. The Asian Elephant Foundation then distributes monies raised to various projects and organizations in the 13 Asian range countries.

Effectively pertaining to its Corporate Social Responsibility, The Bombay Store has tied up with ‘Elephant Parade’ as their exclusive retail partner in India. Elephant Parade has already spread its wings to more than 10 countries with each open-air art exhibition gathering a lot of supporters.

The Founder of the Elephant Parade, Mike Spits quotes, “We are glad to be associated with a prestigious brand like The Bombay Store. I am sure we would be able to convert this initiative into a global movement in India too. Our open-air art exhibitions create millions of smiles and raise awareness of the need for elephant conservation. We are happy to be present in India through our merchandise at The Bombay Store. We are confident that we will create a lot of supporters for Asian Elephants in India.”

On this exclusive tie-up, Asim Dalal, MD, The Bombay Store, shares his views and quotes, “To be associated with Elephant Parade and their mission is an honor for us. It is our pleasure to associate ourselves with a global cause like Elephant Conservation. The unison seems apt as The Bombay Store’s logo too has an elephant. I will appeal to everybody to be part of this cause by buying the merchandise available at all the Mumbai outlets of The Bombay Store.”

The unique feature of this merchandise is the painting done on each elephant. Elephant with the name “Ganesh” is painted just like our favorite God Ganesha. Elephant named as “Miss India” depicts the beauty of Indian women painted on an elephant. The price range of these hand painted elephant starts from Rs.4000. Elephant Parade merchandise also includes – hand painted elephants in different sizes, trays, mugs, key rings, cotton bags etc. Big sized decorated elephants are also available for the other corporate firms to buy and support the initiative.

The complete Elephant Parade merchandise will be available at The Bombay Store outlets in Mumbai: PM Road, Fort, High Street Phoenix, Inorbit Mall – Malad and Inorbit Mall – Vashi.

Do visit and shop for this amazing Elephant Parade Merchandise collection!

13 December 2013

‘Cointreauversial’ Evening with Alfred Cointreau in New Delhi

The young and dynamic custodian of the Cointreau family co-hosted by

Designer duo Shivan & Narresh

It could not get more stylish, glamorous and full of wit as Rukn Luthra, Managing Director, Remy Cointreau - Indian sub-continent and Gulf and famous designer duo Shivan and Narresh jointly hosted a gala evening in honour of Alfred Cointreau, the member of 6th generation of a family dedicated to a legendary spirit Cointreau, at a renowned speakeasy bar PCO, New Delhi on December 09, 2013.

The ‘Cointreauversial’ evening on Alfred’s maiden visit to the country witnessed a gathering of Delhi’s who’s who sipping a signature cocktail – CointreauKini, especially created by Alfred for SHIVAN & NARRESH inspired by their signature swimwear style,and dressed up elegantly and grooving the night away. The event was attended by known socialites and Page 3 personalities from Delhi social circuit, such as Aishwarya Nair, Gayatri & Anushree Reddy, Siddhartha Tytler, Anand & Aditi Kapoor, Namrata Joshipura and Sujata & Jaideep Sippy, Bharat & Edwina Singh including others eminent guests.

At the age of 27, Alfred Cointreau is a young and dynamic custodian of more than 150 year old heritage of the finest French liqueur brand – Cointreau. In his role of a perfect Heritage Manager, Alfred is responsible for communicating the love of a job well done to Cointreau’s key advocates.

Sharing his passion for world’s favourite orange liqueur, MrAlfred Cointreau, Heritage Manager, Cointreau said, “I take this opportunity to express my gratitude and show appreciation for the Indian culture. On my first visit to India, it is a privilege to share the rich history and legacy of the iconic Cointreau brand, its unique know how, and its importance in making some of the world’s best cocktails with the leading bartending professionals and guests from different walks of life.”

“I am also pleased to introduce CointreauKini – special cocktail created for designer duo Shivan & Narresh. It is inspired by their signature swimwear style. It compliments their uber-chic and bold statement and is also the latest addition in the bandwagon of premium Cointreau cocktails”, he further added.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rukn Luthra, Managing Director, Remy Cointreau - Indian sub-continent and Gulfexpressed, “We are happy to welcome Alfred Cointreau to India. Discerning Indian consumers have given overwhelming response to Cointreau and the ‘Be Cointreauversial’ campaign and Alfred’s visit has further helped us in building strong connections to adopt Cointreau’s spirit in India.”

Alfred Cointreau’s compliment to India’s celebrated beachwear designer duo – Shivan and Narresh: CointreauKini

Prepared with: Cointreau, homemade blackberry syrup, fresh mint, lemon juice and egg white

Attributes:Bold, Sophisticated, Chic, Luxurious, Urbane

Speaking on the occasion, designer duo Shivan and Narresh said, “It is a privilege to host the 6th generation member of the Cointreau family – Mr Alfred Cointreau. We are delighted for the signature SHIVAN & NARRESH cocktail ‘CointreauKini’ that Mr.Cointreau has especially created for our brand, to be available on Cointreau menus across India.”

With the famous ‘Be Cointreauversial’ attitude, Cointreau strives to be a liqueur loved by charismatic and confident women who are able to accept their diverse self and life without being influenced by others. The new ‘hype’titude – ‘Cointreauversial’ is an attitude of being fun, irreverent and elegant, all at once, which is best personified by its Global Brand Ambassador - Dita von Teese. And Cointreau is doing it with style in India by engaging with some ‘Cointreauversial’ women, who are all that and more!!