IB awards nomination

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The Indian Blogger Awards 2017
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Showing posts with label curvy blogger. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

BEAT THE HEAT



Summer time is here; and as usual we all wait for the dreaded summer to pass away quickly. Being situated in a place like Northern India, we are fortunate (or rather unfortunate for some) that we experience the extremities of all weathers. Some of you might want to curse me; but I’m amongst the few who love the summer season. Not that I have the tolerance to bear the scorching heat, but I have always associated summer with the long, bright days, the positivity, the summer vacations, outings, and of course the mangoes…

Well, love it or hate it; but once again, the summers are back and this year it is expected to beat all previous records. So, we need to gear up to bear the intense heat.

Needless to say, we have to wear light coloured, loose fitted cotton clothes. Cotton allows the sweat to be evaporated from the body making you feel cool. Light colours reflect most of the heat and are also soothing to the eyes. These days, we have a huge variety of summer dresses, skirts, palazzos, etc to suit all body types. And yes, don’t forget to wear your hats and sunglasses while stepping out.



Wear loose cotton clothes 




Summers is also associated with a lot of stomach related problems like diarrhoea, dehydration, acidity, etc. Try and eat light and avoid eating pre-cut, uncovered food .It is always advisable to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. Unseasonal foods have a risk of being treated with chemicals and preservatives; thereby making them harmful to consume. Nature also has its own way of growing foods that are suitable for the particular season. Fruits like melon, water melon have a lot of water and keep us hydrated. We can also have apricots, kiwi, peaches, litchi, pineapple, mangoes etc. which are full of vitamins and minerals. Summer vegetables include cucumbers, tomatoes, brinjal, pumpkin, snake gourd and bottle gourd which have a lot of water content.


 Have Fresh veggies in abundance




Stock up on the goodness of fruits & juices                                                                        


Most importantly, we need to be hydrated. It is also important to drink water at regular intervals. Before stepping out,ensure that you are well hydrated as there is a lot of loss of water under the sun. Make a habit of carrying a water bottle wherever you go. Nimbu pani(lemonade), aam panna, bel sharbat, sweet/salted lassi, chaas( buttermilk), tender coconut water, jaljeera are only few of the delicacies that can be had in the summer heat. Aren’t our mouths drooling already????

Apart from these,we can try some innovative drinks in the form of combination of fruit juices, ice cream sodas, smoothies, etc. like watermelon juice, mango juice, sugarcane juice, melon and cucumber juice, mint lemonade, mango/strawberry smoothie, ice tea… Oh, the list is endless.

So, let’s be cool, safe, healthy and enjoy the sun.


By
Shruti


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Breast feeding



Breast  milk provides the ideal nutrition for babies. It has a perfect mix of protein, fat and vitamin and is a complete food in itself. Medical authorities strongly recommend exclusive breast feeding for first six months for a baby.

Breast feeding has immense benefits for the baby and the mother. It contains antibodies that help develop immunity and fights various bacteria and viruses. Breast feeding lowers your babies risk of having allergies, respiratory diseases, asthma and diarrhea.

        Breast feeding has also been linked to higher IQ at later age, though it may or may not be true. But, breast feeding helps in forming a bond between the mother and the baby. It helps your baby feel secure and  works as touch therapy. Breast feeding also reduces 'Sudden infant death syndrome' and also lowers risks of fatal diseases like cancer as well.

Breast feeding has numerous positives for the mother as well. It releases the hormone Oxytocin, which helps your uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy state. It also reduces uterine bleeding after birth. A women who breast feeds has less chances of having Breast and Ovarian cancer, compared to the women who chooses otherwise. It is always advisable to breast feed for a short time than no time at all.

A baby may feed upto 12- 15 times a day, that is every two to three hours. Watch signs of hunger and feed the baby "on demand". Generally, infants nurse around 12- 15 minutes each time.

There are certain conditions which forbids breast feeding the baby, incase you are HIV positive or having TB as the infection could be passed to the baby via breast milk.Consult your doctor if you have any such conditions.



Making a decision to breast feed is a matter of personal choice. WHO strongly recommends breast feeding. Make this time a 'special' you and your baby and form a strong bond of love.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

How to look slim during your pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most wonderful time in a life of a women. You glow as a result of your inner happiness. You are excited, to be carrying your "little bundle of joy" inside you. It is sheer bliss and joy.....


        But a lot of women are anxious about their growing bellies. Yes, you get bigger by day and gain a considerable amount of weight. A lot of women complain, they "have nothing to wear" or they "look like a sac".

Remember ! Pregnancy is not a disease and it will last for only nine months. You can look as stylish and gorgeous, as you are by Keeping these simple tips in mind -

 1. Don't wear oversized clothes : wearing big clothes to hide your pregnant belly is passé, flaunt your new curves. Oversized clothes makes you look bigger than you are.


 2. Monotones : Wearing contrasting colours as top and bottom, visually cuts your body into two, making you look shorter than you are. Instead, opt for monotones, that is the  top and the bottom are of the same shade. It brings out the uniformity of the silhouette, giving you a leaner look.


 3. V- neck : visually streamlines your torso and elongates your neck, giving you a slimmer appearance.

 4. Boot cut : Rather than going for the usual skinny jeans, opt for a little flared one. It balances your frame and forms a beautiful curve.


 5. Vertical Stripes : The vertical stripes adds length to your body and gives it a svelte look. They look stunning in monochrome.


 6. Long Slit Tops : are the latest craze. It is a top which almost touches your ankles, making you look taller and thinner. It can be worn with denims, tights, shorts, skirts.....almost anything.


 7. Empire waist : It should be your "pick-me-up" dress for a party. It is a high- waist silhouette, cinching below the bust at the smallest part of the waist. The flowy skirt adds "oomph" to your appeal.


 8. Accessories : wearing a long neck piece draws attention away from your chubby face and bust. Otherwise add a scarf or a head gear to instantly perk-up your visage.


 9. Statement shoes : comfort is the key! So, wear statement flats or quirky shoes to add dimension to your personality. If you have to wear heels, make sure your opt for wedges over stilletoes as they add a few inches without compromising on comfort.


 10. Wear your confidence : Be confident and carry yourself  with elan. Nobody is judging you. Go out there and have fun.

 Be happy and enjoy every moment as life will never be the same once your baby arrives.


This post is written for FINDYAHAN.
Images - google and pinterest

Friday, September 11, 2015

Bad Hair Day - No Probs !

Imagine, you have to attend a hi-fashion event, a preview of A/W collection of a  famous High street label and you haven't washed your hair in 3 days. Your crowing glory is dull, limp, messy and greesy ......worried??? I am not.... Why....have a look at the pics and decide....











 Have a bad hair day??  Wear a Bandana, make a high ponytail, do a side braid, or a messy bun and you are sorted. Remember, nobody knows that your tresses needed a wash, everyone  who looks at you, thinks its your fashion statement.

                  So, alway WEAR YOUR CONFIDENCE !!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

In love with my threadcasa pouch

Sometimes, you get a small little gift, which becomes a prized possession, you don't want to part with..... Has it ever happened to you?

 Well, as I had told you earlier, there is a lot happening, on my blogging front.....I became a part of TWC. It is a community of travel wizards, new and old, having the common passion for wandering and living life exploring our exotic planet. We had our first meeting on a beautiful rainy day, in the last week of July. There, among other gifts, was this small little pouch that stole my heart, the moment I set my eyes on it.

 I am a great admirer of Indian textiles and crafts and this pouch was a great example of how you can incorporate Indian stuff in a contemporary style. It is made of cotton, in ikat print and has some subtle thread work on it. It is a utilitarian stuff and can be used on a daily basis to keep your mobile and petty cash, especially when you run errands or go on your morning walks. I donned it for a brunch that I attended with my besties....








You can find the products on Here

Sunday, August 16, 2015

And the denim fever continues

Hi ! My lovely peeps...how have you been doing??
I am as usual, kickass .....haahaa
well, I am on a shopping spree these days, as there's the end of season sale in almost all the stores. ....yippee😊😊.
 Trends keeps on changing with every season but there's something in every wadrobe that's "timeless"....The most used and abused piece of clothing ever....The much loved and worn , our favourite Denims. Isn't it?
I am a big time denim lover. Though, I have coloured denims in almost every shade, the trademark blue is my eternal fave..n I simply love to team it with white...The coolest combo ever. Have a look at the few snapshots I took during the vacation at mommy land :)