Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Shopping from the Brand's website.

End of season Sale!
This word looks exciting to shop for everything which is on sale.
When it comes to clothes, how can one resist??
As a Stay At Home Mom for years, and tight on budget, with no time to go out and shop, I have relied heavily on online shopping for everything I need.
There are these retail websites which have N number of brands in them.
When we shop during discounts and sales, we should know if we can return the item if found faulty.
Most of the times, even the big brands supply bad quality stuff, may be the "seconds" stuff there.
This is done by some oversmart retailers.
I have complained and returned items from so called Big brands as the material was of really bad quality.
May be they are just trying to satisfy the middle class of wearing a big brand? By giving it cheap, and of bad quality though.
Some customers complained of getting duplicate stuff. 
They found out when they took the item to the original brand store.
So beware,
Here I am sharing with you guys some brands which give you good quality stuff for reasonable price, not very low though.
I have purchased from them and happy with what I got.
All these sites have bags, shoes, clothes, and accesories.


I got a lovely pair of  Meade Green Wedges, and grey pants. Awesome.
They have clothes for both the genders.



I got shoes and accessories from here. They also send a small gift with a handwritten note. How sweet!
This site offers styling tips according to your body type, and have customised online showrooms accordingly.


They have clothes, home decor and utilities, and lovely accessories designed by  Malaika Arora Khan, Suzzanne Khan and Bipasha Basu. These stunning ladies are doing a great job by providing good quality stylish stuff at an affordable price.

I got shoes and accessories from them. Very unique and non-repetitive range.


A friend told me about this and I am very fond of this Delhi based start-up. They have lovely collection of everything under the sun. I got boots from this place. Muah, The boots are awesum.
They have many happy customers.


I share with people only my personal experiences about shopping only when I am happy with the product.
I am a homemaker and think twice before splurging, and want value for every penny I spend.
Happy shopping people!




Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Trunk Label!

I recently shopped from The Trunk Label by Bipasha Basu, and I am so happy.
If you are looking for really cool stuff in affordable range, this is the best place!
Also look at the collections of The Closet Label by Malaika Arora Khan and The Home Label by Suzanne Khan.


These are BIG...but I absolutely love them..Another fine piece from #thetrunklabel

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Awesum stuff from #thetrunklabel..450 bucks clutch..300 bucks bracelet and marble earrings ..all for just 1030 INR..

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Oriflame!

Hope you all are enjoying colorful trends this season!
Today I am telling you people about what I absolutely adore!
It is a tried and tested brand.
I am using Oriflame for the past three years.
I never liked make-up earlier, but for my wedding, a beautician suggested Oriflame.
I was very happy with the 3 lipsticks, a foundation bottle, a compact and an eye shadow I used for a couple of years. Later I discovered the entire range and was astonished to see the unbeatable prices and quality of the products.
Unique features of Oriflame:-
Pocket friendly :
Oriflame does not have dynamic advertising campaigns. Their models are not top actresses who charge crores. That's why they have affordable prices for high quality products.

No Animal Testing.
Oriflame does not test it's products on animals. They have human volunteers.

Harmless Ingredients.
 I have a sensitive skin with frequesnt breakouts.I tried many International brands but only Oriflame suited me the best.

Classification.
Long before other brands started this, Oriflame skin care has classified their products according to Age, Skin Type and Skin problems.

Effective and long lasting.
Their facewash and shampoos last really long time. I still use one bottle of facewash for atleast three months. Two people using twice a day for three months. Totally worth the money.

If you are that Diva who wants the best, they have Giordani range too. Still much much more to say!
Nail Polishes, Lipsticks, Lip Balms, Shampoos, Facewashes, Toner, Creams, Foundation, Compact, and awwwwsum Perfumes(Below 1000 rs ones are great!!), Ritu Kumar Scarf, Mascaras,Hair Sprays, cleansing pads, and much more products, I used them all , sell and gift to my friends too!
Watch out this space for more, and tell me if you want my review for any specific item. Will surely tell you if I used it.
Can't believe a no Make-Up girl like me has been obsessed with Oriflame now!
(Oriflame is associated with #CalenderGirls movie which is going to hit the screens soon)




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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Best brands online for shoes.

(First, I will start with great news! I passed my ICWA Inter, and now I am the Notable Newbie at Blogadda.com since Aug 24. Thank you so much for your support! I hope my blogs will be useful to you in reducing costs as I aspire to be a Cost Accountant soon!)

With your inbox filled with "Sale, OMG , last day, hurry up, 50 percent off, 100 percent off " mails, you might be wondering what to purchase, and what not to.
I can actually shortlist some really good, durable and economically priced shoe brands purchased online along with the fitting details.
First I will tell you what never to do.

  • Do not go for products which cannot be returned, even if they are being given free. The product with bad quality or sizing, will be a burden on your wardrobe.
  • Do not go for an online purchase if your foot shape/size is different from usual.
  • For example, some have wider feet for their foot size, or thinner feet, which makes it difficult to find the exact fit online.
  • If your net connection is bad, wait till it is restored, don't ever hurry on a purchase if you cannot access all the information properly.
  • Never skip the size charts, as some brands have different sizes for your foot length.


Here are the best brands whose purchase I cherish.

NELL
(Pic courtesy Snapdeal.com)
I always purhase shoes from Nell. It is a good quality brand, and durable too.Maximum of my online purchases are Nell shoes.


STEPpings: 

(Pic courtesy Jabong.com)
I was going abroad, to Copenhagen and my trip was only 5 days away. I ordered two pairs of sneakers from the said brand , both below 1000 INR, and trust me, I totally loved them as they kept me warm even at 11 degree Celcius temperature. Why to spend more?



Yepme
Another durable, well fitting and very trendy designs of shoes. Light weight and light on pocket too.

Pic courtesy Jabong.com

Dressberry:
It is a great brand of shoes available on Myntra..I could not procure a pic as Myntra is now only on App.
Other brands are Miss She, and Colours.
They are just worth the money if not more.
If you have tried these brands earlier please share your feedback with me.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Why spend with an App? Earn with Spini!

Hi All,
Today I got an SMS from a known shopping App.
"Shanti, stop everything! Go Shop!
"One Plus One!"
"Shop as your kids sleep.Midnight Sale"!
So silly sometimes!
Their messages had so much enthusiasm, they could have people happily shop in the wee hours.
But then, as usual, I have a question. Isn't it too much?
I was wondering where to get money to shop for SO many apps on my phone.
One for food, two for fashion shopping, one for cabs, all of which I use to spend money.
One day I recieved a call from a gentleman, asking me to come down to his office, regarding an App they started recently.
I had as many questions as you guys have now, but I went to checkout anyway.
Then they introduced me Spini, a mobile App, which is the first of it's kind in India.
It actually helps people to monetize the information they have about their friends and family's requirements.
A homemaker can be a moneymaker.
A retired person can be financially independent.
A student can fund his shopping.
Our aim is to help everyone earn.
Please read about Spini at www.getspini.com
Spini is operating successfully at Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.Coming soon to other cities with your support.