Diwali Bashhh!

 Diwali the festival of light, joy and prosperity!


 Gifts,decorations and Shopping are integral parts of Diwali and you must have already planned many things for this one

     

 Here are some creative ideas to make your Diwali Celebration Joyful!!


Diwali is the grand celebration in India as its start with Dhanteras and ends with Bhaidooj.The decoration of the house,eye pleasing rangoli colours,twinkling oil lamps and sparkling crackers are what make Diwali divine and auspicious.


 Diwali Shopping:
     

It is an important aspect of our festival of lights and all the stores are flooded before Diwali. So, here are five tips that can help you doing smart shopping this time.

  • First and foremost plan your budget before moving out for shopping to cut down the extra expenses.
  • Make a list of all the special offers,discounts and deals that are available during this Diwali season and pick the best one.
  • Make a shopping list that includes from clothes to crackers.This will help you a lot as you will not miss out anything while shopping. 
  • Avoid shopping at the last moment take out some time and plan at least four to five days before the festival start.
  • Try out your new clothes before the actual day starts to see if they are comfortable and well-fitted.

Home Decoration:

When Diwali comes some start dusting of their house and some start painting their walls after that they think of decorating the whole house with lights and their corners with other things. But this time be bit more creative as I am here with some ideas.

  • Buy plain lamps and be an artist. Paint them with vibrant colours and use them in decorating you home.
  • Make a lantern instead of buying one. be as creative as you can. Come up with new shapes and colours and illuminate your house.
  • Buy some fresh seasonal flowers and place them all over the house.Let them bloom their blossom.
  • Place bowls of floating flowers in the corners of your house sprinkle some glitter over it to make it look more vibrant and also light up one candle which will look more beautiful.
  • Light up some perfumed candles and create a special festive aura. Let the goddess Laxmi enter your home and bestow her blessings upon you and your family.


Create Rangoli:

Rangoli are made on special occasions or celebration.It is an ancient Indian art form and Symbol of beauty and the acquisition of auspiciousness. some ideas for this Diwali are:

  • Visit the rangoli exhibition if you can and get inspired to create the same in your innovative way.
  • let your imagination flow and draw free hand rangoli design this time.
  • Stop copying designs from the book.Trust me you can do much better  so, come up with your own designs.
  • Take part in rangoli competition in your school, collage,or in office.No matter whether you are an expert or not just take part and have fun.You can also have a competition at your place with your friends and relative and have fun.
  • Try making rangoli with flower petals as they are easy to make and they also fill the surrounding with fresh fragrance.


Time for Gifts: 

Diwali starts with joy.Everyone loves to receive gifts. Sweets wrap with love,gift with memories and card with wishes are send to our loved ones. I have five ideas for this season.

  • Send the traditional greeting cards or post cards through post to your loved ones not by E-Mail.
  • Gift them scented candles which will flow their aroma this Diwali.
  • Gift them special aromatic oil that can be used for the special Diwali bath.
  • Gift them coloured and decorated Kith and Kin lamp made by you.
  • For our toddlers gift them the Diwali gift hampers which contains crackers,fire pencils and bombs which they will enjoy bursting.

Safe and Healthy Diwali:

Here are some points which one should keep in mind before starting the celebration.

  • Try to buy few fireworks as Diwali is a festival of lights not of noise.
  • Children should burst crackers in presence of an adult.
  • Make them wear good closed shoes so that they don’t burn their feet accidentally.
  • Always light fireworks in an open space like terrace or a garden and never inside a house.
  • Wear cotton clothes while bursting crackers.
  • Always keep bucket of water and sand handy wherever you are bursting crackers.
  • Do not light diyas or candles near curtains.
  • Keep a first-Aid box handy to deal with any emergency.
  • Check out surrounding area for any inflammable material before lighting fireworks

Time for Diwali bonus:
In Diwali we worship goddess Laxmi on Laxmi Puja. Beyond the pious puja Charity is the way to please the gods.So Donate things you don’t use but others can use as they don’t have that and in return get the blessings from them and enjoy your Diwali. What you can do this Diwali?

  • Give your old clothes to them who can use them as you are any how not using them and they.
  • Visit an orphanage and distribute sweet and in return they will bless you.trust me you will feel happy doing this.
  • Distribute crackers among poor children.Bring a smile back to their face and feel connected at the same time.
  • Make a vow to be nice to everyone as Diwali is a symbol of victory pf good over evil.
  • Buy something for yourself if you have been longing for it for quiet some time.

Diwali is all about good winning over evil. Make your to do list and enjoy your Diwali.

Wishing you  a safe and Happy Diwali!!!





ITC Mint-o Ultra Mintz

Last weekend I went for grocery shopping and there I saw this super cute tin box of “Mint-o Ultra Mints” by ITC (I have seen them before but due to overly priced tag I didn’t buy them).


But this time I could not resist and bought one for myself (finalllyyy… <3<3). It’s been one week I am using this (all most every day after my tea break in office as I felt like having bad breath after tea or coffee) and here is my review on “Mint-o Ultra Mintz”.

I must say that the packing is really cute and attractive as they have made me to buy this one 😀 the black and blue color combination is very eye catchy and also the fort style (written in blue color “Extra strong mints”). The plastic sheet inside protects the other pills from dust and moisture and the outlet is such that only two pills to comes out at the same time which is good too. Firstly I bought this pack just because of this tin so I am going to reuse the same tin 😀 (MISSION ACCOMPLISHED). The tin box is very handy so it fits in anywhere and also you can enjoy them at any time.

Coming on to taste:
Mint-o Ultra mintz are the finest quality of mints I have tried so far. Unlike many other mints, it is neither too strong nor too mild. The “Extra strong peppermint” flavor gives you long lasting freshness. Also I am gaining weight like anything so I am bit conscious about the calories too, so it is good to go with product as it is “Sugar free” so it does not give you ANY calorie and on the same time you are enjoying the freshness. (Happy happy) It does not give you any medicated flavor like other sugar free products do.

    

  Pros

  • Attractive packaging
  • 60 pills in a small single tin case (super cute) no need to carry so many chewing gums.
  • Zero calories as it is sugar free (“zero sugar – full mint”).
  • Extra strong peppermint flavor gives you long lasting freshness.
  • Made from the finest of peppermint oils from France.

Cons:

  • Overly priced ( as I have to think twice to buy this but as they are supercute so I had to no other option :P)
  • Very small pills (they are cute but you have to put at least two to feel the awesomely refreshing menthol effect).

Overall rating is 4/5. I am happy with product and packaging too. Must buy product also easy to carry. “Go ahead- freeze your senses”

Review: Pepper Tap App

Review: Pepper Tap App – Today is 22nd Oct and I got a off from work because of Dussehra. Right after few days Diwali is coming and I will be going to my home town. I thought of utilizing  today’s time into grocery shopping so that I can spend my weekend with my friends.

Grocery shopping is tedious tasks, starting from the list preparation to the waiting in billing line. I usually land up spending my 3-4 hours into it and after that I feel my day is wasted gone. Looking at Myntra and Jabong I wished that some smart brain on this earth is definitely going to come up with a solution.

peppertap

In the morning I saw TV commercial of Big Basket while checking my tweets. I came across a campaign running by Pepper Tap, online grocery shopping app. They are offering Rs.200 off on first purchase of Rs.1000 and above. I had a target of grocery shopping and on top of that i found this app and a good discount code also.  So I installed this app from Play Store. I selected whatever stuff i need in my kitchen and move to check out page. While checking out Paytm is also offering a cashback if you pay through Paytm wallet. I was like “let me do it fast”.

My Take:

I ordered at 12 pm and opted for 2 hours delivery option but they delivered it within 30 mins only. Isn’t it amazing !

1 items was missing out of 13, i called up the customer care and they refunded the amount to me in next 5 mins.

Stuff bought from pepper tap
Stuff bought from pepper tap

I am going to shop through Pepper Tap app regularly from now on. They have completely won me by their customer service.

Disclaimer: I am not getting paid for writing this good stuff  or review on Pepper Tap. 

You can download it from here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.peppertap.app

https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/peppertap-online-grocery/id963634124

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