Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bid adieu to pimples and marks with Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash

Are you afflicted with the Pimple problem?
Do you shy away from social gatherings because of this?
Have you stopped seeing your face in the mirror lately due to the many pimples that mar your skin?
Have you tried everything from Neem, haldi and chandan to drinking lots of water and all your relatives' sworn off recipes but still can see these sneaky pimples on your face?

Then don't waste time. Rush to your nearest shop and get yourself the tried and tested Garnier Pure Active Neem Face wash.

I have been blessed with a clear skin and have never faced the issue of pimples till date but my brother is often complaining about them. It is like my quota of the pimples have also gone over to him! :)

Pimples are ugly, painful and embarrassing things. They make us lose our confidence and are often itchy and highly uncomfortable to bear. I have seen my brother feeling pain, itchiness and tackling the sudden eruptions of pus and blood when they burst. It must be so painful!

Being a boy with pimples is even more embarrassing, according to my brother, because on girls it is taken as being normal but on a boy it is a reason of much ridicule and jokes. However, I disagree with him on this. Pimples are painful and embarrassing for everyone and we should take precautions against them. 

My brother had been feeling more and more unhappy with his face which was never free of these ugly pimples and the marks that they left behind when one day, my cousin came to stay with us. When she came to know of my brother's pimple problem, she suggested that he use the neem face wash from Garnier. Initially, he was very skeptical but then after much deliberation, decided to give it a try and has never looked back since!

Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash has done wonders to his face. His face is now free of pimples and any marks that spoiled it earlier leaving him with a clean, healthy and spotless face.
He is more confident and definitely happier. Adding a balanced diet with lots of water, he is a changed boy now.

I have seen the magic of this product from Garnier and recommend it to everyone. Bid adieu to the painful pimples and the ugly marks on your skin. Use Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash which fights germs, pollution and removes excess oil from our face to leave it radiant and pimple free.

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It contains real Neem Leaf and Tree Tea Oil extracts:

1) Fights germs: Washes away problem causing germs.

2) Fights Pollution: Deep cleans pores to remove impurities caused by pollution.

3) Removes Oil: Washes away excess oil which attracts dirt & germs.

So, what are you waiting for? Go checkout this effective pimple fighter from Garnier and see the difference in your face.

This post is written as an entry for the Garnier Pure Active Neem contest on Indiblogger.

All the above opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

To know more about this product, checkout here: and 

***This post made its place in the winning list for the contest held by Garnier and Indiblogger! Thanks for all your support and love! :)

#CupidGames Video Entry ~ Gobsmacking Gift for this Valentine's Day!

My husband who is usually very shy decided to shed his shyness and surprised me by asking me to be his Valentine in a very interesting and unconventional way!

Taking up the #CupidGames dare called "Gobsmacking Gift", he surely gobsmacked me with his unique proposal. Watch the video and enjoy! :)

This post is written as part of #CupidGames contest on Indiblogger.

Read more about the #CupidGames challenge here:

Credits: Song used in the video is "Glad You Came" by The Wanted band

#SnapYourWeek 1

#SnapYourWeek is a weekly meme hosted by Inderpreet at Eloquent Articulation. Checkout the below rules and participate in this very interesting activity. :)

How to  #SnapYourWeek

1.  Take a picture that you feel was the most memorable or influential moment of your week and post it on your blog. Use the hash-tag #SnapYourWeek

2.  Describe the picture in 20 words or less if you wish. No more than 20 words but none if you don’t want to!

3.  Please share the URL to your post by clicking the “add your link” button at the end of this post and filling out the information.

4.  Very significant! Please sharethe #SnapYourWeek linkup post with your blog readers.  Kindly do visit some of the blogs listed in the linkup and comment on their posts

5.  Do it every week for 52 weeks every Friday.

Although I have been meaning to participate in this lovely activity from quite sometime, I just didn't get around to doing it. But better late than never, here I am armed with 1 pic to show you my week! :)

Here is my week in 1 pic:

I visited Tata Bolt and it was a lovely experience.

How was your week?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal--> Moonlight Fade (Moonlight Series Book 2) by Sabrina Archer

Are you Ready?   

Moonlight Fade by
Sabrina Archer
Release Date:  February 3, 2015


With all darkness there is light. Sometimes you have to look really deep within yourself to see it and if you don't the darkness will consume you.

Scarlet Coxs world has been turned upside down. Her best friends birth mother has taken away everything from her and in a chaotic turn of events she meets someone she has seen in her vision. This man with his bright hazel eyes and dark auburn hair turns out to be much more than she anticipated.

The darkness in her soul, as a result of a curse placed on her by a scorned woman, grows stronger with each passing day. With Madeline and Ravens help her curse is broken, but not entirely. The darkness lingers within and is a constant threat to her soul. With a blooming romance and a fear of what she has seen, Scarlet must make the ultimate decision before the darkness becomes all consuming. Will Madeline be able to pull her from the brink? Can she stay and risk becoming the weak link or must she go to ensure the survival of those she now calls family?

Hello. I'm Sabrina! I'm a mother of three ages 3, 6 and 9. I'm a full time cake decorator, full time mom and have recently written my first official book. I've written for years and have always wanted to be published. It's a dream I've had since I was diagnosed with leukemia at 11. Here I am 23 years later finally fulfilling that dream. 
I studied business administration and management at Gulf Coast State College. I never have been able to do much with that living in a small town. I do enjoy my job, I get to be creative and messy, ( think finger painting for adults) and it inspires me to write. 
My book may not be literary work of art but it was fun to write!

Good Reads



Blog Tour and Book Review--> Hook by K.R. Thompson

Author: K.R. Thompson
Genre: Fantasy/Fairytale/Adventure
Hosted By: DRC Promotions


Archie Jameson sat in the dark corners of the print shop, dreaming of adventure. 

Today, it found him.

Caught in a chilly October storm, he ducked into a tavern, hoping to escape the rain. What he found, was a room teeming with pirates. Shanghaied by the most elderly of the lot, Archie found himself serving on a ship captained by the fiercest pirate ever to sail the seven seas--the man known as Blackbeard.

Through a series of thrilling twists, Archie finds himself captain of another of Blackbeard's ships, the Jolig Roger. In an attempt to flee danger, his ship becomes lost under stars never before seen.

Determined to save both his crew and the woman he loves, Archie will make decisions that will forever seal his fate.

Discover the untold story of the man who became Captain Hook.

Book Review


 When I heard about "Hook" I was intrigued. You see, I am not a big fan of pirates and didnt quite like Captain Hook in the movies so when I heard that this book told the story of how a normal boy later became Captain Hook, I thought maybe reading the book would make me understand and like this character better. So I did just that and I am happy to say that now I like Hook better and understand his actions more.

The cover of "Hook" is beautiful and it made me want to read this story and go feel the dangers and mysteries of pirates and the sea. The blurb is also very crisp and will definitely attract readers.

This is a difficult book to write. So much has already been shown and written about Captain Hook that it must have been really challenging for the author to plan a new story that would interest readers. Kudos to K.R Thompson for accomplishing this successfully. The plot is expertly conceived and very admirably executed.

The characterization is so life like that it felt like I was there and could see these characters in action. Captain Hook's transition from a naive young man who was a dreamer to the famous Captain who was brave and a legend is so beautifully brought to life in this book.

The story flows fluidly and the scenes are vividly narrated. The book kept me engrossed and interested till the very end and left me satisfied with the ending. K.R Thompson's writing style is vivid and colourful. She made me see her story in technicolour and I enjoyed every second of it. It felt like I was there braving the sea, walking among the dangerous pirates, feeling the thrill of adventure and dreaming about things that looked like fantasy.

All in all, Hook is a well written, entertaining book that had me enjoying the time I spent reading it. It had the potential to be even more amazing but still, it was great. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all fans of Captain Hook and readers who love adventure, mystery , fairy tales and sea legends. Go relive the thrill of the life of a pirate and have fun! 

K.R. Thompson is a talented writer and I am so happy to have met her. I am surely going to checkout her future books.

I received an ARC from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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About The Author

K.R. Thompson was raised in the Appalachian Mountains. She resides in Bland County with her husband, son, three cats, and an undeterminable amount of chickens.

An avid reader and firm believer in magic, she spends her nights either reading an adventure or writing one.

She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.

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Never Miss a Thing ~ Get. Set. Bolt with Tata Bolt

"Never miss a thing" was the motto for Tata Bolt when I first saw it in Auto Expo but then it was just a concept car but nevertheless, even then it had left me intrigued. Then came the Zest and I thought no other car from Tata could impress me any further but I am so happy to tell you that I was so wrong!

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Tata Bolt blew me away with its cool features and its quiet elegance. Tata has wrapped up a very appealing "complete" package with some extra bows and ties in this one. 

I have been on the lookout for a hatchback from quite sometime simply because they are easy to navigate in the chaotic Indian traffic, park in even the most congested parking spaces and also are more fuel efficient, than the sedans or any other bigger model, which is a feature that every Indian sees when buying a car! 

So I also needed a hatchback car for the same above reasons and if I could get something extra then that was an added bonus. 

After many test driving sessions with cars from various companies, I could not seem to find that one hatchback that would make me say, "Yes, this is the one!"

I was looking for a stylish, branded and yet fuel economic hatchback that would be easy on my eyes as well as on my pocket. Frustrated and in a dilemma with no clear favourites, it was a welcome chance when I heard about the Get. Set. Bolt activity at Blogadda. I jumped at the chance to explore Bolt in person and also get a chance to win it.

Bolt had had me intrigued at the Auto Expo and so this was a great chance to see if it was any good. I registered for the contest and was lucky to get selected.

Armed with my camera and with my car enthusiast husband by my side, I was ready to explore Bolt from every angle. We reached DLF Place in Delhi and were struck by the elegance and beauty of the car at first sight. If it looks classy in the ad, Bolt looks even more classier in person. Standing proud in Venetion Red colour, Tata Bolt gives a feel-good vibe right from the start.

Elegance redefined by Tata Bolt. I loved it in this Venetion Red colour.
We met with the Tata staff present and they were very patient and helpful in answering all our questions. Here are the things that stuck with me about Tata Bolt.


If you think Tata Zest is stylish then you got to check out Tata Bolt. 
  • With well designed corners and crisp cuts, Tata Bolt is quite tall with increased ground clearance which is ideal for the Indian roads and is sure to make the ride a smooth one on all the big speed breakers and potholes.
  •  The car is also quite long which makes it look quite big for a hatchback. 
Bolt is quite long and very spacious.
  • Although the grille is same as Zest with black surround, the overall design of the car is new and instantly appeals to our eyes.
The black grille adds more charm to the car.
  • First-in-class Projector headlamps have been provided and designed to go with its sporty look. 
  • The tail lights are quite unique. They are small and yet every efficient which I got to see during the test drive. 
Small, unique and very efficient tail lights in the Bolt won my heart!
  • Ample amount of Chrome is used to make the car look more attractive.
  • Alloy wheels are being offered in the top model of the car.
Smart Alloy wheels in the Tata Bolt
Like the outside, the inside is also all new and nothing looks copied from the other Tata cars.
  •  A single black theme is used inside which is elegant and instantly attracted my car enthusiast husband.
A black tone gives the car an elegant look.
  • The Steering wheel is smaller than the other cars and has a sporty feel to it. It has a nice grip and is adjustable to accommodate all kinds of drivers whether they be short like me or tall like my husband. There are steering wheel mounted controls for music system and voice command.
Smart and sporty steering wheel with mounted controls to assist you while driving.
  • The air vents, automatic air conditioner, touch screen navigation system especially designed by Harman and the music system merge well with the black interior.
The all-black interior is well complemented by the indoor savvy gadgets.
  • Impressive leg space, head space and shoulder room make it ideal for everyone. 3 tall adults can easily sit at the back. This is a plus for families like mine where everyone is above 6 feet except me. :)
  • The boot space is average but enough to store two normal sized suitcases.

Distinctive Features:

These are the 6 features that will make you buy this car! :)

1) Multi- Drive with three options: Sport, Eco, City

This feature of Tata Bolt had my husband's eyes shining with excitement. :)
For the first time ever, a car is offering three modes to enhance our driving pleasure. Tata Bolt comes with Sport, Eco and City modes in the petrol variant of the car.

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Going alongwith their Auto Expo motto "Never Miss a Thing" now Bolt makes sure that we never miss anything. 

  • If you are in a hurry and want to reach a place, switch to SPORT mode and feel the burst of power.
  • If you are low on fuel and don't have a fuel station in your sight, you won't miss it either as you can switch to ECO mode and get the maximum fuel efficiency. 
  • City mode is a balance between the Eco and the Sport modes.

2) First-in-class smoked Projector headlamps have been provided and designed to go with its sporty look. No other car in this category offers this feature and was another hit with my husband. :) 

Loved these swanky smoked projector headlamps.

3) REVOTRON 1.2 Tubocharged MPFi Petrol Engine

This engine had my husband's hands itching to check it out and left him smiling in satisfaction. This feature was another star in favour of Tata Bolt from his side. :)

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Tata Bolt comes with the REVOTRON 1.2 Turbocharged petrol engine which guarantees a 90 ps max power and max torque of 140Nm is offered from a lower 1,500rpm up to 4,000rpm. The engine is toned down because Zest features the same engine and produces an identical torque starting from 1,750-3,500rpm. But despite this, the engine power and specs are perfect for a hatchback like Bolt and is sure to add more allure to this already attractive car.

4) CONNECTNEXT Touchscreen Infotainment by Harman

A definite bonus, this feature of Bolt again differentiates this car from its competitors. 

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  • A savvy touch screen navigation system which can be connected to any smart phone and enables navigation from MapMyIndia, 
  • it is also equipped to recognize a voice command and also has an array of entertainment options. 
  • The stereo offers eight speakers with great audio output and clarity. 
  • We can even operate the A.C. apart from the stereo using voice command. Cool, isn't it!
I loved the smooth touch screen infotainment which is a heart winner.
I loved the smooth touch navigation, the audio experience, the bluetooth connectivity with voice integration and voice recognition, to name a few, which work like a charm and make this car a class apart. Travelling will now be more fun in a Tata Bolt! :)

5) 9th Gen ABS by BOSCH, Corner stability control and Dual Airbags

Tata Bolt takes care of our safety with this generation next safety features with a 9th Gen ABS and two airbags. Both these things are much needed in the current scenario with the increase in road accidents.

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6) Space and comfort of the car

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Tata has tackled the issue of space in hatchbacks by providing impressive leg space, shoulder room and head space in this car. The seats are comfortable with adjustable head rests.

Spacious and ample leg space at the back.
To check the leg space, I tried sitting in the back while my husband who is 6' 3'' sat in the front with the seat pushed back. I am 5' 3'' and I was so happy when I could sit comfortably at the back without any congestion. 

Bolt has still ample leg space even when the front seat is pushed back.
The head space is further a point well taken care of by Tata. My husband who often complains of his head banging the roof of the car on bumps in the road, was pretty happy when he sat comfortably without any disaster all through the bumpy ride.

Engine and Performance:

  • As I talked earlier, the petrol engine is REVOTRON 1.2 turbocharged MPFi engine which guarantees a max power of 90 PS@5000 RPM and torque of 140 MN@1500-4000 RPM. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency is 17.6 km/l which is quite impressive.
  • The diesel engine is a 1.3 litre Fiat sourced Quadrajet engine that we also see in Zest but this one is toned down to give max power of 70 PS@4000 RPM and torque of 190 NM@1750-3000RPM. Both these features are good for a hatchback car. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency is 23 km/l which is impressive.
  • Tata Bolt is stands apart with its high ground clearance which effectively glides over the bumps in the road. 
  • The suspension is better tuned to soak the impact of the bumps and potholes in the road. 
  • I was also impressed with the soft clutch which is rare in diesel cars.

Summing it up with the final report card,

Style and Efficiency  

Engine and Performance

Performance of the newly added Distinctive Features like the navigation system etc.


Should people buy Tata Bolt?

A surprise gift from Tata. Thank you!

Can you see the smile on my husband's face? He was a happy man after his introduction with Tata Bolt! 

Tata Bolt is "the" new car in the block and poses serious competition to the other cars in its class like Maruti Swift, Datsun Go etc. Price starting at 4.45 lacs and with features as appealing as above, Bolt is a car that you should go test drive if you are planning on buying a mid-sized hatchback.

So what are you waiting for? Get. Set. Bolt now! :)

This post is a part of the Get. Set. Bolt. activity at BlogAdda.

All the opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

Feature and Follow #39 ~My Favourite: Paperbacks or Ebooks?

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. 
If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Question of the Week:

Hard print (real thing) or Kindle/Nook, which is your favorite? - Suggested byThe Realm of BooksI love both ebooks and paperbacks. I have equal numbers, I think, of both but due to the convenience of carrying ebooks around I tend to buy them more when I am not at home but the smell and feel of a paperback/hardcover is unbeatable, so they will remain my first choice! :)

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

FBQ(57)--> FREE & BARGAIN books quota! ~ Books I recommend

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