24 June 2016

Roadmap to Fitness from Limeroad!

Hi friends! I am back with another blog. Must say, in this corporate job and erratic lifestyle, blogging is the only excuse to sanity... apart from my umpteen travel plans and the urge to shed the unwanted weight surrounding my belly and arms. 

There’s so much going on in life these days that taking out time for dancing or joining a gym looks far away. But, that doesn’t mean one cannot take some baby steps to a better life. Wouldn’t you agree?

This is my road map and god forbids if I abide by it, my old dresses shall fit me again. Fingers crossed.

See if it helps you too :)
  • Drinking lukewarm water every morning before eating anything
I have been following this for about more than a week now (diligently!) thanks to my mom. You can add lemon and honey to this if plain water is not your thing. It is said to cleanse your digestive system, leads to better bowel movements and gives you a glowing and clearer skin. Now who doesn’t want all this?

  • Get your body checked
You need to be sure of what’s causing your body to be ill often, weight gain (if any), fatigue, etc. I resorted to a blood check-up last weekend from Thyrocare. Reasons, plenty!
  1. My weight was increasing at a rapid speed
  2. Weight gain led to lesser stamina
  3. More exhaustion
The Thyrocare service was well affordable, at-home service at my convenience and hassle-free. I will be doing a separate blog on my experience with them in the coming week :)

  • Get yourself some shoe-spiration
For me, a little shopping helped! They say; feet take you around the world. It takes you back and forth, keeps you upright. Makes you dance, walk, run, do many things in life! What I wanted for them was a comfortable piece of support for running over the weekends (well, these are the only 2 days I can afford; rest of them am running to work).

It is so easy to shop on Limeroad. I bought myself these canavs shoes last month and it has been giving me major inspiration to run for my health.

How to shop from Limeroad:
  1. Go to www.limeroad.com
  2. Look for the category you want to shop from – they have so many of them! 
  3. Add it to your cart and done.

Priced now at 499 INR, it is a great deal!

The process is hassle free, product reaches you in time, everything is affordable, in so many styles and designs; be it shoes, bags, clothing, home décor or jewellery. 

Why do I love these shoes?
  1. Extremely light
  2. Flexible and
  3. Breathable
Note: They are not water friendly, so am going to use them only indoors.

Last weekend, sister and I did a little look-book for it, check out!

Shoes: Limeroad
Track Pants: Puma
Top: Borrowed from sister

Add it to your wishlist, right now! ;)

  • Eat and Drink right
Well, I keep myself away from Tea and Coffee. Tea happens over the weekends with family, once a day and coffee… once a month? So, caffeine is out. No alcohol! I have resorted to ordering a glass of lime juice (mixed – don’t go for sweet only) when my friends/colleagues order any aerated drink or alcohol. Lime Juice/Water (without soda) is fresh, makes you feel at calm, and cleanses your body.

Am off cheese for some time. For people who know me personally, know how much I LOVE pizza. From eating Pizza about every fortnight, I do that once a month. If I go out, I make sure that my order contains no cheese. Somehow I feel my diet outside (my job makes me do this) has given this excess body weight which I completely hate (well, that rhymed).

  • Dance
I walk about 30 minutes every day plus make sure that my body dances for about 15 minutes every morning after getting up or before sleeping at night. Either ways, it is a blessing. If mornings, dancing makes you feel light and more composed during the day. You feel more energetic and concentrated towards your work. If at night, expect a good night’s sleep!

  • Keep smiling and keep the stress away
Make sure you go out with friends often. Spend time with family and laugh, enjoy every moment as much as you can. Taking office work home, not getting enough sleep, crying to bed, arguing, anger, fights, they all lead to stress. And you do not want that. Stress not just shows on your face and makes it age faster but it also affects your body in a bad way.

These are some of the small changes that I have added to my routine and have promised myself to keep doing as long as I can. After all, all those old dresses are waiting in the closet to come out some day and enjoy the Mumbai monsoon!

Until we meet again,
Keep Travelling

Look-book photography courtesy: Stuti Shrimali

17 June 2016

What to gift Dad this Father's Day? #Answered

Hiii Guys! It is Father’s day & I realised that this post was long overdue. If you are one among those who like to shop and gift it last minute like I do, these are some of the best options I have found lately for our first love! Pick one for him and tell me in the comments section?

Hit me off on Twitter/Instagram to know what I will be doing tomorrow :)

Starting off my list with what makes our dad feel really comfortable - Socks!

The trendy and comfortable socks brand Supersox has come up with this special collection – Diamante and Royale – perfect for dads who love design and style to go with their daily office chores and routine. Aimed at cool and confident men, each piece is a feel good factor in itself. Made of comfort and in several designs, check a few for yourself!


Available on: Amazon

Next in line would be shoes, definitely! My Father has a minimal collection of leather, casual and home footwear. What he always goes for is good quality, design and long-lasting material. Valentino is one such brand which offers state-of-the-art leather processed products with distinctive snazzy cool look, light in weight, heavy in durability, crack resistant (a must!) & amazingly comfortable.

Our next pick is for the love of Golf! Does your dad love to spend his weekends playing it? These are for him. Frazer and Haws brings a unique and striking golf inspired range. The collection is sure to add a touch of opulence to both personality and office spaces. The assortment comprises of card holder, paper weight, time piece, sherwani buttons and photo frame engraved in the shapes of the two major components of the game being the stick and the ball. For those who want to surprise their father with fabulous and unique golf inspired range, this one’s for them!
Available at: Frazer and Haws Showrooms in Delhi and Mumbai (Kemps Corner, Khar West)

We all know that it is not just us but Dads who love pampering too! And what’s better than the Body Shop? Here are interesting gifting kits for men designed to foster the male skin, an assortment of pleasant fragrances, shaving creams and tools.  

The dapper collection comprises of Eau De Toilette, shaving creams, shaving brush, aftershave balms, body lotions, hair & body wash and fragrances. I am totally eyeing it!

Maca Root Shaving Kit from The Body Shop INR 2900

White Musk Collection from The Body Shop INR 3350
White Musk Fragrance Kit from The Body Shop INR 3895

Last but not the least, we all would love a little discount on some amazing gifting for our dad. Won’t you? The Nature’s Co. is offering Flat 50% Flash Sale tomorrow all day on www.thenaturesco.com

Simply the best deals even for those last minute surprises your planning for your dad exclusively!

So what would you be gifting him? We wish all the Fathers, an amazing day ahead!

Until we meet again,
Keep travelling!

12 June 2016

Oriflame Sun Zone UV Protector

Summers can be torturous. Especially with an unbearable sunlight hitting your delicate skin. No matter how many layers of clothes, shades or umbrella you move around with, the sun can damage your skin bad.

I for one swear by my sunblock because a lot of sunscreen did not live upto my expectations. A week back, I started using the 'Oriflame Sun Zone UV Protector Face and Exposed Areas SPF 50 High' only for the sole reason to try it out!

What does the Product claims?
It protects skin against skin damage, premature ageing and appearances of sun induced pigment spots. High level of sun protection has been specially developed for delicate or fair skin.

How to use?
  • Apply sunscreen generously 30 minutes before sun exposure
  • Re-apply after every 2 hours (if you are going to stay in the sun)
  • Reapply after sweating, swimming and towelling.

Packed in a light white coloured tube, the sunscreen is priced at 799/- INR for a 50 ml. Dermatological tested, I have used this product for over a week to give this review to you all.

The first thing everyone notices about a cream is its fragrance and this product has a peculiar one. It is mild and not overwhelming like other creams. It stays on for a few minutes and is gone the next. The consistency is not creamy but a little runny at times. Suggest you to go easy while pressing and only take a small amount as that would be sufficient for the face.

The cream is non-greasy and doesn't leave any white patch behind. I had a problem with several creams doing that and completely hated it. A moisturiser in itself, this doesn't require a base or coat. Having said that, I feel the cream is not for the people with oily skin. If you have a dry or combination type, this one's your pick.

The Plus:
  • UVA/UVB Filters - UVA and UVB are two radiations which harm the skin the most and this cream offers a filter to prevent both
  • Helps soothe and moisturise skin
  • Is Water Resistant 
  • Non-greasy and patchy
  • SPF 50
  • Fast absorbing

The Minus:
  • Priced a little on the higher side
  • Not for oily skin

Have you used the product? If not, try it and tell me how it fairs!