Wednesday, 24 September 2014

I won L’Oreal Chocolate Personality Contest at Corallista!

After winning the Fab Bag, I won another contest... yay!!! It is so exciting to win such contests, the gift being a bag full of goodies from L’Oreal Paris. I am so excited to receive my gift, just can't wait. A big thank you to Corallista for having me as the winner.





The post where I gave my answer-http://corallista.com/2014/09/22/what-is-your-chocolate-personality-answer-and-win-goodies-from-loreal-paris/

The announcement- http://corallista.com/2014/09/24/winner-of-loreal-chocolate-personality-contest/

Monday, 22 September 2014

PDA or No PDA?

Falling in love is a wonderful and a beautiful feeling, and when it happens, we want the world to know about it. But what it the right amount of showing it? Public Displays of Affection "PDA" can elicit a wide range of reactions at times. How often have you gone out and seen couples getting all cosy in public and stared at them for doing so. Do you favour PDA or just turn away your face from the sight? Is there any "acceptable" limit or is it based on just what the couple finds to be acceptable?





Personally, I am a bit shy, but when it comes to expressing my love, I do not care what others have to say, which does not mean that I would do any sort of thing just in the name of "love." I believe every emotion has various ways in which it can be expressed, doing it publicly or privately does not change your love for someone.
There is a thin line between expressing love and making things look vulgar. Today, the mentality of Indians in changing. They are accepting the fact that love is not something that has to be shown only in a closed space, but it is something, when done in limit, can even be shown publicly, without causing embarrassment.




I love it when people express their love publicly, the way they pamper each other and make each other feel special. It is not like they are proving to the world that they love each other. They just show it when they feel like doing it, not suppressing their feelings for a later time when it would be a "private display of affection." 
It is always a personal choice as to whether we want or do not want to express our love publicly. But what if one person likes doing it but his/her partner does not like it? What is the middle way? Will the person who likes it stop expressing himself/herself because the partner does not like it? Will that person suppress his feelings and save them for a later date and a private space? 
Love is a beautiful feeling. Without you even realizing, it would change you into a totally different person, and invoke all emotions in you. And there is no harm in expressing it unless you do it within the acceptable limits. So go ahead, give a hug, spread love!!!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Some random wedding pictures

I have been surfing the net for some wedding inspiration pictures. These are the random wedding  pictures that I really liked. Hope you like them too.






Waiting for the moment


Kanyadaan


I love this shot


Jutey le lo, paise de do


Can you see the happiness in her eyes?


Here she comes


I absolutely LOVE the effect!



Taking blessings from Almighty


Can you see my smile?


Love finally found its way!


Beautifully captured, just highlighting the flame


The first dance


It reminds me of the song "Mathe te chamkam waal mere bande de"


Let's make her prettier


Here I come


Showering blessings and love


Pooja 


The shy bride


The spark in her eyes says it all


The unconventional bride



Together, forever


An emotional moment


See how she ends it with a smile


Welcome into a new life



*All the images have been taken from Google.


Monday, 15 September 2014

A small haul and my acne

As the wedding day is approaching, my skin in retaliating. I never had acne, and even if I had, it was just 2-3 pimples which would go away, but for the past 3-4 months, it seems like acne from all these years are coming up and conspiring against me. I have it all over my face and I do not feel like looking at myself in the mirror. I had been trying so many products but nothing seemed to work. But slowly, I can see some improvement in the condition, but it is going to take time to complete leave me.

Coming back to the point, here is a small haul that I recently did-


Lotus Herbals Safe Sun DeTAN After Sun Face Pack

 

I have used this pack twice and I noticed a difference in my complexion. It also gave a nice glow. 



Aaranyaa Anti-Acne Gel


The SA asked me to use this gel for my acne for 15 days and tell him the results. He will take the product back in 15 days in case it does not work. It has been 4 days since I am using this gel. It gives a matte effect on my oily face. It also controls the shine on my face for around 5-6 hours. The acne is settling down but I guess it will take some more time to clear up completely. I will do a complete review after 15 days (And then decide whether I have to return the product to the SA.)


Lotus Herbals Divinedew Herbal Sindoor


I had read a lot of review about this Sindoor and got one for myself in red color. It is a herbal sindoor and hence would not cause any irritation. It is for my wedding trousseau. 


Vaseline 100Pure Petroleum Jelly



We all know the various uses of Vaseline. It is an essential product that has multiple uses. This again is for the trousseau.


I am really hoping that my acne clears up soon. It is really heart-breaking to wake up and see such a face, and then, if that was not enough, people keep asking, "Arre, ye kaise hua?," "Arre, tumhari to shadi hai, or ab ye pimples?" and many more such comments (As if I deliberately made them appear and make me look horrible...huh.)  Hope the products work for me.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

A New Bride In Town is now on Facebook!!!

A new Bride In Town is now on facebook. Like the page, spread the word and contribute! Stay updated for more dose of information, entertainment and more!


https://www.facebook.com/anewbrideintown

Friday, 12 September 2014

How I got my passport!

The thought of getting my passport made always gave me nightmares. I had heard various stories of people who could not get their passport on time, or faced some or the other problems during the entire process. After much delay, I finally had to get the passport made as me and Mr. R have to make bookings for our honeymoon.

We contacted a common friend (Mrs. A) to take an appointment for me and Mr. R. Mr. R had to get his passport renewed. Mrs. A filled the application online on July 29, 2014, and the appointment date was August 28, 2014. The Passport Sewa Kendra(PSK) was Herald House - ITO.

Passport Application
Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs
Online Application Receipt
ATM facility available at PSK
 for all Bank Cards
Applicant Details:
Application Reference No.
*******
Batch
21
Sequence No.
16
Reporting Time
03:00 PM
Service Type
FRESH
Type of Application
Normal
Application Submitted Date
29/07/2014
Date of Birth
******
Gender
FEMALE
Employment Type
PRIVATE
Marital Status
SINGLE
Place of Birth
DELHI,SOUTH DELHI,DELHI
Given Name
******
Surname
*****
Father's Name
****
Mother's Name
*****
Present Address
***** DELHI, INDIA
Applicants References:
First Reference Details
*******
Second Reference Details
****

Payment Details:#
Total Fee (Rs.)
1500.00
Paid Fee (Rs.)
1500.00
Date and Time
29/07/2014 04:49 PM
Transaction Id
****

Appointment Details:
PSK Location
Herald House - ITO,
GROUND & FIRST FLOOR, HERALD HOUSE, 5A, BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG, NEW DELHI - 110002
Date and Time of Appointment
28/08/2014 & 03:15 PM
Appointment Id
100005307355114
Reporting Time
03:00 PM



Note:
  • Applicant should reach the Passport Seva Kendra by the reporting time mentioned above for pre-checking of documents to avoid any hassles in issuance of token.
  • Applicant should bring all the originals and one set of photo copy, photo copies should be self attested by the applicant.
  • One accompanying person from the family will be allowed along with Senior Citizens, Physically Challenged, Illiterate and Minor applicants only.
  • Applicant will not be issued token at Passport Seva Kendra, if they report after scheduled appointment time.
  • Minor applicants below 4 years of age need to carry a recent coloured passport size (4.5 x 3.5 cm) photograph with a white background while visiting Passport Seva Kendra. Other applicants need not carry any photograph as photograph will be captured at the Passport Seva Kendra.
  • Carrying of corrosive substances or explosives, arms or any sharp objects which may cause physical harm or violence are prohibited inside the PSK. Electronic item such as camera is prohibited inside the PSK.
  • Balance fee (if applicable) after editing the submitted form will be payable in cash at the Passport Seva Kendra.
# Details as per the Payment Date. Payment once made for availing passport services will not be refunded.








On the scheduled date,  we reached 30 minutes before time (It was raining heavily on that day, Both me and Mr. R got drenched and fell sick later.) I took my birth certificate, Aadhar card, Voter ID card and the bank statements for the last 1 year. The guard had already announced our batch number. We showed him the application and he let us in. We sat in the waiting area till our batch number was announced.

After our batch number was announced, we moved towards the token area. There were 4-5 counters and there was a separate counter for On-hold applicants. We got in line and after giving all the xeroxes to the person at the counter, the person handed us a file which had our token number and all the essential details. We showed the file the guard who scanned the barcode on the file.  The image below shows the procedure at the Passport Sewa Kendra.

                                                                 Image Source-Google



We moved to towards Section A  where there were various counters. There was a small waiting area and a screen that displayed the token number along with the counter number that we had to go to. My turn came really quick. I moved towards my counter. The representative asked me to sit. After that, she asked for my file and asked me to move back so that she could click my picture (The picture came out really bad, but I guess it happens with everyone.) She asked for the originals and the xeroxes. I showed her all the documents, She then asked for my 10th certificate which I did not have (Guys, DO NOT, I say, DO NOT forget to take your 10th passing certificate. I had to visit PSK on the following day and repeat the entire procedure because I did not know that I had to take the 10th passing certificate. It is essential for the NECR stamp.)  I requested her to take my bio-metrics and if I could submit the 10th certificate some other day. She agreed. She scanned all the original and xeroxes and handed me my file. She then asked me to move towards Section B.

Sections B and C were on the 1st floor. There was a waiting area and 2 screens that displayed the token and counter number. There were approximately 80 people int hat area, it was really crowded (Even the AC was not working properly, it was a torture.) My turn came almost after 50 minutes. This sections has the longest waiting time. After I saw the token and counter number on the screen, I moved towards the counter. The representative took my file and asked for the 10th certificate. I told him I had not got it with me and requested if I could get it tomorrow. He was really strict and did  not listen to any of my requests. I had to leave on that day. I submitted the file at the exit counter who gave me a receipt. My file was on-hold and I could get back on any working day between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., without taking appointment.

On the next day, I reached the PSK at around 10.25 a.m. I went to the "On-Hold" counter and showed my file. The receipt that I had got the previous day was taken and I was asked to wait in the waiting area. I waited for around 30 minutes till my name was announced. The representative had my file with him, he asked me to give the document because of which the file was on hold. I gave him the xerox and he asked me to wait. My name was called after another 10 minutes. I was given my file and a new token number. I got the file scanned and moved towards Section A. My name flashed on the screen and I moved towards my counter. My file was checked, the original and xerox of my 10th certificate was scanned and uploaded. The file was returned and I was sent to Section B.

Again, I had to wait for around 40 minutes before my turn came. I saw my token number and counter number on the screen and moved there. The representative verified all my documents with the details on the passport. After he was satisfied, he signed a paper inside the file and asked me to move towards Section C.

Within 10 minutes, my token number was flashed on the screen and I moved towards my counter. The representative verified   the documents again.  After she was satisfied, she signed a paper inside the file and gave me a smile. I understood I cleared the test :p

I submitted my file at the exit and got a receipt which had my details and the file number to track the passport.

I tracked my passport after 2 days and it stated that my file has been sent to the respective police station for enquiry. I got an E-mail with details of the police station that was aligned to me. After 2 days, I got a call from the police officer asking me if he could come for the enquiry. I was in office at that time and hence requested him to come aound 6 p.m. He agreed and made me note down the documents that I had to get ready before he came. Those documents were-

  • My Aadhar card
  • My Voter ID card
  • My 10th passing certificate
  • Father's Voter ID card/Passport
  • Mother's Voter ID card/Passport
  • Electricity bill
  • ID proofs of 2 witnesses
I left early that day as I did not want any delay in the enquiry. I reached home and got all the documents. I called the officer around 6.15 p.m. telling him that i have all the documents ready and that he can come for the enquiry. He did not seem to recognize my voice and put down the phone. I kept waiting for him for one hour until Mr. R asked me to call the officer. I called the officer, and the conversation went like-

He: Madam aapki enquiry to ab kal hi hogi. Ab to late ho gaya hai.
Me: But Sir, main aaj jaldi aayi hu kyuki aapne kaha tha aap aane wale hain.
He: Madam ab main kal aunga. Aap subah kitne baje office jaati hain?
Me: 9 baje.
He: Theek hai madam main 8.30 aa jaunga. Aap ek bar subah phone kar dijiega.
Me: Sir please kal time pe aa jaiyega.
He: Theek hai madam.

I was really pissed that time as I had used the facility of "Early Leave" without any reason. But then the work was important so I calmed myself.

Next morning, I called the officer at 8 a.m., he said he will be there at 8.30. He reached my place at 8.40 a.m. He verified all the documents, the witnesses were called and were made to sign the verification form. They got xeroxes of their ID proofs which they self attested. The process took around 20 minutes after which he left.

After 2 days, I tracked my passport and it stated that the police officer has submitted his report to the SP for review. After 4 days, I tracked the passport again and it stated that my passport has gone for printing, lamination and then it will be dispatched.

After 2 days, I tracked my passport and it stated that the passport has been printed and that I would receive an sms/e-mail once the passport is dispatched.

After 3 days,  I tracked my passport and it stated that the passport has been Passport ******** has been dispatched on 11/09/2014 via Speed Post Tracking Number ******.

The next day I got a call asking me whether the investigating officer made any unreasonable demand. I said no, nothing like that happened. It was a great effort to keep a check on corruption.


I received the passport on September 12, 2014. Holding it felt so amazing. It was a task in itself.

I had the appointment August 28, 2014, and I have got my passport on September 13, 2014, within 20 days. I am really happy with my experience at PSK.

Those of you who had been postponing getting your passport made, get up, take an appointment and smell the new pages of a fresh passport. Good luck!





I won the Fab Bag Giveaway!

Happiness knows no bounds. The day started on a not-so-good note as I was a bit upset. I reached office and as my daily ritual, I checked for new posts on my favourite blogs. I saw a preview of a post on Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog regarding the announcement of the winners of Fab Bag giveaway. I was not much excited as I know I would not win but then... I opened the post and saw my name... hurray!!!

I have been a silent follower of blogs for about two three months and following them brought out the blogger in me. IMBB  played the biggest role. Thank you so much guys. I started my blog on August 27, 2014. My participation in IMBB giveaway was my first ever participation and I also became a winner. What more could I ask for.

Thank you IMBB and Fab Bag for having me as the winner. I am curiously waiting for my Fab Bag.

Here is the post- Winners of Fab Bag giveaway!




Thursday, 11 September 2014

Quick Fix-Oily Hair

I love my hair! I know most of you do. But then there are days when you cannot help hating your hair, most of which are when your hair becomes greasy at the roots (Blame the weather, the pollution, the junk food that we eat.) I have a round face which becomes fairly prominent if my hair become greasy. And I feel like hiding under the bed, not showing my face to anyone. That is the only moment I start hating my hair and so wish they had not been so oily.
Image Source:Google




But as they say, every problem has a solution. For all the oily hair beauties like me, here is a quick fix for super oily hair. 

Comb your hair and tie them in a pony tail. Take a small amount of any baby powder in your hands and rub it between your palms. Putting the powder directly on your hair might leave white patches. Avoid using the baby powder with fragrance.
Image Source:Google



After rubbing the powder between your hands, rub it on the part of your hair that is greasy. Making a pony tails makes it much easier as you have better access tot he crown area, which is where your hair are the most greasy. Rub the crown well so that the powder settles down. Make sure not to touch the scalp as it might cause itching/irritation. After you have applied the powder, take your hairbrush/comb and comb the hair well. 

Image Source:Google




By now, the powder must have settled and soaked all the oil from your hair. If you still see white patches, rub it with your hands again. And voila, you are done. The trick generally lasts 4-5 hours, depending on the amount of oil your scalp produces.

And now, bad hair days will not be that bad. Enjoy!


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Refund from Myntra!

Hi lovelies!

In my last post, I shared my shopping haul from various online websites. In this post, I will be sharing my experience regarding the refund from Myntra.

I had placed my order on September 04, 2014, and got all the products delivered by September 08, 2014. The delivery was really quick, hats off to the team!

I had ordered mainly dresses but three of them did not fit me (I am so sad !) I decided to return the items and purchase something else in return. I placed a return request on September 08, 2014 at 07:00 p.m. I got the refund number for each item that I had to return. I also received SMS and E-mail regarding the same. I filled up the return form and kept the items ready along with their original tags.

The items were picked up from my place around 12 noon and I got cash back within 2 hours. I am really impressed with the services provided by Myntra and have already made my next order with the cashback. 

Meanwhile, I got a call and E-mail from Jabong stating that one of the neckpieces that I ordered cannot be delivered as it did not meet their quality check. I was really happy with their effort. I got a call from Jabong Team regarding what I would like to be done in the same, I asked for the money to be credited to my Jabong account. It will be done in 24 hours. Really great effort on the part of Jabong.

Online shopping is so much fun, no hassles, sheer pleasure. Sit, relax, have a cup of coffee, a laptop, your wishlist, and just CLICK! Happy Shopping! Have a lovely day ahead!


P.S. I am not related to Myntra or Jabong in any way. the opinions expressed are solely of my own.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hauls from Amazon, Jabong and Myntra!

Hello all the lovely people reading the blog!

Hope you all are enjoying the rains in Delhi as much as I am. They are surely a relief from the scorching heat (My skin and hair say Thank you!)

So yesterday we celebrated my parents' 25th wedding anniversary. It feels so good to witness true love in today's date, where love has actually lost its purpose and its meaning. So we all went out for a dinner and then a round at India Gate. It was real fun in the beautiful weather.

So coming back to the topic, I did a major haul from Myntra, Amazon India and Jabong. I ordered dresses, cosmetics and some statement necklaces.

Here are the things that I have ordered-


MYNTRA-



Vero Moda Yellow Fit & Flare Dress
Vero Moda Yellow Fit & Flare Dress


Roadster Women Blue Denim Playsuit

Roadster Women Blue Denim Playsuit


Fabindia Women Navy Spaghetti Top


Fabindia Women Navy Spaghetti Top


Harpa Orange Fit and Flare Dress

Harpa Orange Fit and Flare Dress

Oxolloxo White Printed Fit & Flare Dress


Oxolloxo White Printed Fit & Flare Dress


Bella Rosa Multicoloured Printed Fit & Flare Dress


Bella Rosa Multicoloured Printed Fit & Flare Dress

DressBerry Black Shrug


DressBerry Black Shurg






AMAZON.IN-
















JABONG-

Pipa Bella Golden Necklacehttp://www.jabong.com/pipa-bella-Golden-Necklace-699276.html

Voylla Multi neclacehttp://www.jabong.com/voylla-Multi-Necklace-654371.html

TONIQ Acrylic Multi/Golden Necklace- http://www.jabong.com/toniq-Acrylic-Multi-Golden-Necklace-600688.html
Scrunchh Multi Necklace- http://www.jabong.com/scrunchh-Multi-Necklace-568635.html








Hope you guys enjoyed the post and liked my haul. I am curiously waiting to receive the orders. How was your experience with online shopping?