Let’s Eat Without Polluting ft. Greenfare Eco-friendly Solutions

Now the time has come to say goodbye to landfill-clogging plastic or thermocol tablewares to adopt eco-friendly habits. These plastic tablewares are toxic and can be harmful to your kids. They are made of such chemicals those can do anything from liver damage to cancer. Not only that they are harmful to our environment too. So, spare some time to think about the environment and our little angels and pick up eco-friendly disposable tablewares as they use up fewer resources and break down harmlessly if you compare to their plastic or thermocol counterparts. And, believe me, you have to pay not so much more than you pay for those plastic ones. I can see your eager eyes now to get the answers of those obvious questions, “where to buy” and “what to buy”. You will find eco-friendly disposable tableware from Greenfare who offers Environment-friendly Areca Palm leaf tableware. Let’s dive into the products.



About Greenfare, A Sustainable Tomorrow:


Lately, I have got a chance to review the tablewares from Greenfare who promises for Sustainable Tomorrow with Environvent-friendly Areca Palm Leaf tableware range. There was a time when our ancestors use banana leaves or sal leaves for serving the food or water. Greenfare has brought back those natural tablewares in a sophisticated manner. They offer products those are eco-friendly, yet leak-proof, sturdy and fashionable. Visit their Website and Facebook page to know more.




All Greenfare products are 100% biodegradeable and easily compostable and doesn’t harm to the environment, leaving no trace of any waste behind after degradation. They are 100% natural, chemical free, food safe, freezer safe and microwave safe. 


How To Make the Products:

Eco-friendly disposable Areca leaf tableware are made with naturally fallen leaves of Areca palm tree. Hence no trees were harmed to manufacture the products. The naturally fallen leaves were collected & cleaned with fresh water before manufacturing the plates. There are no chemicals used in any of the process.




1. Pack of 20’s

250 GM box – MRP Rs 240

Disc Price – 160+ 40 Delivery

12” Round Plate – MRP 240

Disc Price – 170 + 60 Delivery

10” Round Plate – MRP 200

Disc Price – 160 + 40 Delivery

10” Square Plate – MRP 240

Disc Price – 170+ 60 Delivery

5” Square Bowl – MRP 120

Disc Price – 105 + 40 Delivery

Spoon – MRP 60

Disc Price – 50 + delivery charges on actual approx Rs. 40-90 depending on qty.

My Experience:

These tablewares are reminding me of my childhood days when my father would make tiny plates and bowls with areca palm leaves for my toy kitchen. To be honest, when I first time heard about these products, I couldn’t get that these are the same as my childhood toys. As I received them I jumped up with happiness and showed to my father. Ohh! I have talked much and you might be getting bored. So, you can understand that these are 100% natural as the brand claims.

I put the bowls in the refrigerator for almost 8 hours and can say now that it’s freezer safe.



I had some leftover food yesterday that I had to serve my younger son at his lunch. So I put it in the microwave for 1 minute to serve the curry hot and yes, the bowls are microwave safe.



Overall, I assure you that you can arrange your next anniversary or your kid’s birthday party eco-friendly with Greenfare tableware range. To buy visit the website or can contact Harsha on 9920220186.

Hope you like the article. Thanks for reading.


Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

*P.R. samples, as a member of IPTA, Indian Parents Tested and Approved. Visit the group here.


The picture of Areca Palm Tree: Greenfare website.

Special Skincare During Monsoon

After scorching hot summer days rains bring a sense of relief in us. But along with the relief, this season brings many infections that affect our skin and bring the problems like acne, blackheads, whiteheads etc.The humid weather during monsoon makes the oily and combination skin oilier because this time the skin makes sebaceous glands hyperactive that make the skin attract more dirt, bacteria from the air. So, at this time of the year skin needs special treatment otherwise the situation gets worse. Let’s scroll down to know how you’ll take care of your skin concerns.




How To Take Care:

Here I am not going to tell you to take any special expensive facial in a salon or to buy any expensive product to make a hole in your purse. Rather, I’ll share with you some simple home remedies with the natural ingredients those are easily available on our kitchen shelf.


Deep Cleansing:

Mix 1 tablespoon of curd (you can use milk too) with 1/2 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 2 drops of lavender oil (optional) to form a thick paste and apply all over your face and neck. Keep for at least 10 minutes and massage for 1 minutes and rinse. If you are vegan use soy milk or coconut milk instead of curd or milk and dates paste instead of honey.

This mask will give you radiant and nourished look, by healing your acne. It also soothes the irritated skin, hydrates it and keeps your skin fresh.





Boil 2 cups of water with a hand full of neem leaves or mint leaves and Holy basil leaves for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down fully. Strain the water and refrigerate it. Use it after cleansing or whenever you feel like soothe your skin.

This toner will control the production of sebum and reduces excessive oiliness. It also soothes the inflammation and reduces redness preventing the acne from coming back.




Special Treatment For Acne, Blackheads, and Whiteheads:

Here, I am going to tell about some ingredients which are greatly known for their healing properties to heal acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.

1. Oatmeal:

Oatmeal is one of the best home remedies for treating acne and blackheads, whiteheads. It absorbs excess oil, prevents clogged pores, draws out toxins, shrinks pores, reduces acne, removes blemishes or any kind of spots, retains moisture into the skin, giving a firm and nourished skin.


How To Use:

You can use oatmeal alone mixing with water/milk/coconut water to treat the skin issues. Also, you can make a face pack mixing some other ingredients with oatmeal. Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 drops of tea tree oil (optional), a handful of rose petals and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply on your face and neck and keep it for 5-7 minutes. Massage for 1-2 minutes and rinse with water.




2. Potatoes To Treat Acne:

Potatoes can absorb excess oil excellently and thus can cure acne, pimples and even acne scars. They also reduce under eye dark circles, puffiness, blemishes and the age spots too.

How To Use:

Cut cleaned potatoes into slices and rub the slices on your face and neck. Keep the juice on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes and rinse off. You can keep two slices on each of your eyes too. You can also grate the slices to take out the juice. Now add coconut milk or regular milk and turmeric to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face and neck, keep the paste for 10-15 minutes and wash off.





3. Baking Soda on Acne:

Baking soda is a powerful ingredient to heal acne breakouts, inflammation, acne scars. It is a great exfoliator to remove dead skin cells. After 2-3 uses, you will see a great difference on your skin.


How to use:

Take 1-2 teaspoon baking soda and mix with warm water (not hot), mix well to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on face and leave for 10-12 minutes and wash with plain water. For first few days you may feel the paste a bit strong, but don’t worry it will not harm. As you get habituated, you can increase the time span. You can also add to the mask lemon/orange juice and 1 teaspoon honey. As lemon/orange/honey individually is a good healing agent for acne.



3. Aloe Vera Gel to treat acne:

Aloe Vera absorbs the excess oil from the skin to prevent clogging of pores. It soothes irritation and redness, reduces inflammation and also cleans the pores from dirt, dead skin cells and sebum gathered in them. Aloe vera gel also works on wrinkles or fine lines and on age spots too. It can heal any kind of skin concerns.


How To Use:

You can use aloe vera gel alone on the face and keep it on your skin overnight as a night nourishment cream. Also, you can try a mask. Mix1 teaspoon aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon honey and one pinch cinnamon powder and apply on face or on the targets, leave as long you will be comfortable, even you can leave the mask overnight. Rinse off with water.




4. Cabbage For Acne:

The vitamins ( A, B, C, E, and K) and minerals (potassium, sulfur, and copper) present in cabbage provide deep cleansing. Cabbage can absorb the excess oil from the skin, heal all skin concerns like acne, eczema, psoriasis, reduce inflammation, works on aging and the sun damaged skin, give nourishment and hydration to skin.


How To Use:

Put chopped cabbage, lemon juice, and olive oil/coconut oil in a blender and form a smooth paste. You can add grated carrot also. Apply the paste on your face, neck and leave for 15-20 minutes or more and wash off with water. You can also make a paste only with cabbage and apply on your face to heal acne, eczema and damaged skin.




5. Garlic For Acne:

Allicin present in garlic kills the bacteria causing acne. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe the irritation and swelling. Garlic also reduces the appearance of acne scars, fights against free radicals and heals damaged skin.


How to Use:

Crush the 4/5 garlic cloves to form a juice and apply the juice directly on the affected area. Keep it for sometimes or as long as you can bear the burning sensation. Wash off. Some may not bear the burning sensation. They can add water/rose water/olive oil/coconut oil/honey to the garlic juice and apply.





With all the above home remedies you must ensure a healthy lifestyle to treat the skin concerns during monsoon. As this the time when the air is filled with all types of microbial organisms that lead to the skin infections, cleanliness should be considered over everything. Consumption of water must be increased to stay hydrated, use good moisturizer regularly, and the most important part is to Apply Sunscreen religiously. Avoid junk and spicy food, exercise daily to stay healthy and stress-free.


All the above home remedies are tried and tested by me only. These treatments work well on my combination and super sensitive skin. If you have any question regarding those home remedies, can ask in the comment section. I am all ear to hear from you.

Here are some links to posts from my fellow monsoonblogging companions:


1. Hair Care In Rainy Season

2. Newborn baby care in monsoon

3. 12 fun indoor activities for preschoolers

4. Build immunity, stay healthy during Monsoon.

5. Tips Which Might Be Useful During Rainy Season

Note: image courtesy: Google

Perk Up Your Living Room: A Guide

Living room always represents you and your aesthetic sense. It’s your own space to socialize with your friends and family through some cozy conversations. Or just a space where you can spend time with yourself after long hectic day by reading a book or simply watching a good movie. So, it is necessary to give your living room a welcoming feel, a cozy look. Monika Kamal, well renowned Interior Designer and Founder of Siddharth by MKC, luxury brand into furnishings shares a few tips on how to perk up your living room and transform it into an indulgent sanctuary. Visit Siddharth by MKC  to know more.


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Curtains To The Rescue:

Things like curtains and carpets are highly noticeable and influential. Curtains are not just for privacy and cooling, they enliven your living room, set the ambiance and convey the story behind your home.

Curtains alone can make the decor styling or fusion. Paints, Wallpapers, and paneling don’t match the finishing touch and elegance brought on by curtains.

Few things to keep in mind while selecting curtains for your house or office are to consider the variations, the method of curtain hanging, the draping and pleating styles, the plethora of fabrics, the detailing etc. Don’t settle for ordinary curtains, put in the extra effort, seek help from designers and add some more life to your living room.


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Rags to Rugs:

Rugs and carpets are very impactful when it comes to tying your floor space together. Ditch the centuries old Wall-to-wall carpet style and go for the trending area floor coverings.

Pair the color of your carpet and curtains and use the two together in a secondary color as a foolproof way to unite and stimulate your living room.



Scented Surrounding:

Adding a home fragrance to your living room adds a whole new sensory dimension. Home fragrances are a lot more than a simple finishing touch, they add an invisible layer of ambiance that connects and transforms the composition. Whether a subtle fresh scent or a deep floral, the scent you choose is a reflection of you and the ambiance you’re creating. Move beyond common scents like lemongrass, sandalwood, and rose and look for extraordinary fragrances. Find them at Siddharth By MKC



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Elegant Additions

A handmade quilt, nubby woven cozy throw or a colorful blanket add an astonishing look when draped over the back or arm of a neutral sofa or chair. Match the color of your home accessories with other pieces in the room to create a living masterpiece!

Use indoor plants and bring in Mother Nature. They are both impactful and calming. Buy from the huge variety available in the market or Garden yourself.

Buy art that speaks to you. Paintings, sculptures or handicrafts can perk up your living room and speak on your behalf and help create a well-connected theme.




Cushions are your friends to strategically add Colors, Patterns, and Motifs. If you have a small chair, such as a desk chair or side chair, consider reupholstering the seat cushion in a bright color or print using a different fabric. Adding a new vogue color on even a small area can bring life to a dreary corner and everything together can perk up your living room!





I think these tips will help you a lot to transform your living room into a cozy and comfy space of your home. 


Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more.


Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.


Note: Image source.


Ten Unique Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

The wedding season is almost here. Whether you are the bride or the friend or relative of the couple, I’m sure you must be planning for dresses, makeup, bachelor party and all. Bridal showers are also there for which you have to get ready. Are you worried about the perfect gift? Don’t worry! I’m here to help you out with the list of bridal shower gift ideas.


10 Unique Bridal Shower Gifts:

Housewares or jewelry may be the most common gifting ideas. But, her I am thinking about some unique out of the box ideas. Let’s scroll down.


Wine or Beer Club Subscription:

This is one of the most romantic gifts for the couple. It can offer them a variety of beer that they might not hand on otherwise to cherish the special moment.


Sexy Lingerie:

It’s a trendy and luxury choice of gift for the bridal shower. You may not know her size or taste. So, the best option is to offer a gift voucher instead. You can buy some cute lingerie from Adore Me here.


Movie Passes:

Do you think of any cute gift? Why don’t you gift the couple the passes for the local movie theater?

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Personalized Ring Dish:

It will be a permanent reminder of the couple’s very special day of life. You can find many online stores who sells personalized ring dish or monogrammed jewelry dish. You can show your creativity through this handmade personalized gift.


Airlines Gift Card:

Gifting the Airlines gift card you can inspire the couple to plan the honeymoon trip. And the gift card is safer than cash and allows them to choose their own destination.


Dinner Delivery Subscription:

Subscription boxes are very much in thing for gifting purposes now. There are a variety of subscription boxes like beauty box, lifestyle box, hobby box etc. So, gifting the Dinner Delivery subscription box you will make the couple happy because you can win their heart through the stomach.


Framed Map Where The Couple First Met:

Gift them the opportunity to remember where all was started. It will make them struck by the nostalgia. Every couple cherishes the first date or first place of their meeting. So, the couple will be definitely happy with.



Sexy sleepwear is always considered as the good choice for the bridal shower gift. It may a little adult, but the bride will feel comfy in this chic romper at bed. Buy sleepwear from Adore Me here.


Pocket Size Album For Instagram Photos:

The couple is about to have more selfies or photos of their special moments of life. For that what will be the more perfect gift for them than a pocket-size album?


Art Prints:

After marriage, the couple will start their new life at their new home. It will help them to decorate their new nest of love.


Do you think the article help you to gift your friend or relative for an upcoming bridal shower? Is there any other suggestion in your mind? Feel free to comment below. I always love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading.

Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.

Note: Image Courtsey: Google

Be In Style On Your Bad Hair Days.

We all face it when our hair just won’t listen to us, it just won’t behave as it’s supposed to. Due to the weeklong busy schdule, meetings, deadlines, we may not get the time to spend for shampooing, conditioning or blow drying in the morning. But, bad hair day doesn’t mean to hide ourselves at the corner of our room. We have to face the world. We cannot miss the best friend’s party or any outing with that special person only due to the bad hair day. 

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“But don’t let bad hair days stop you. Manage it like a boss”.

Here, I am trying to give you some easy tips on “how to deal with a bad hair day gracefully”. So, let’s scroll down.

1. Braids Are The Saviour:

Braids are all time best hairstyles on the bad hair days. Though they look quite formal, you can turn on them even in bridal parties or red carpet too. You can go for tight braids and finish with a glossing spray. It will make the hair a kind of shiny. Or creat one french braid which looks amazing on a bad hair day. Just make sure that it is not too tight. French braid is the best hairstyle with frizzy hair.

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2. Ponytails are the Lifesavers: 

On the bad hair days ponytails become the trusted lifesaver. It is so versatile that you can wear it in every occassion, whether it is formal or informal/casual. For work try classy and sleek pony when for outing with friends messy ponytail.






Fun With Bun:

Bun is my altime favorite on bad hairday formal or casual look. You can play with several types of buns, like Loop Bun, Messy Bun, The Low Side Bun. The loop bun is a nice alternative to messy bun. Let’s have a look.







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Go Colorful With Bobby Pins:

This style is exclusively for short hair gals. Long hair beauties also can do with your buns, ponies or braids. Pick up bobby pins of several colors and scatter them everywhere around the head you want to. You can arrange them in a pattern too.


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Change Your Part:

Fight your bad hair day with this simple but effective style. Yes, simply change your part and you will find the volume on the other side. You can get the better style too.


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Pick Up A Bandana:

Ofcourse, it works and may give you a boho chick style. You don’t have any. Not to worry, your scarves will help you or find out very old dupatta, and bring out the best artist in you.


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Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoo is your best friend on a bad hair day. You can get them all major online stores. BBlunt, Batiste are some brands those who have brought dry shampoos. You can see them on NykaaAmazon.




I think the article will help you in your busy days. If you have any other suggestions, you can share. They will help us lot. 

Thans for reading.


*Image source: Google.







The March PinkMint Box: Review And Unboxing.

When a Subscription Box addict like me see a new subscription service in town, what could she have done but subscribing that! Yes, I am saying about the new member in the Subscription box Family The PinkMint Box.  It is a monthly subscription service, comprising the lifestyle box, jewelry box, beauty box. I have purchased this month’s box on a blogger discount. Let’s scroll down to see what I have received.

The PinkMint Box: March Beauty Box.

This month’s theme for The PinkMint Box is Beauty Box. In the box, they have sent 3 full-size products and 2 samples with free gifts. And for all these, you have to pay only Rs 850/-. All the products, they are sending from reputed brands. The products are all Natural, Paraben-free, and Cruelty-free. 

Here is the box with 3 full-size and 2 samples with 2 gifts.

What I Have Received:

1. Berry Blend And Apricot Intense Moisturizer from FuschiaVKare ( full-size- 100 ml) @ 450/-.

The product has brought the happiest smile on my face, is this one. First of all, I am a die heart fan of the Fuschia products. And I have already used another intense moisturizer Lemongrass and Lime Intense Moisturizer that I have got in one of my GloBox. That one is a good effective moisturizer. It gives a good moisturization and makes the skin soft and supple. I think this Berry Blend and Apricot moisturizer will be more effective as it has apricot that helps to fight free radicals and promote skin health. I haven’t opened it yet. Let me use it, I will share my experience with you.


2. Fresh Pop Caffeine Face Wash From MCaffeine Official ( full-size – 150 ml) @450/-.

Another full-size product in the box from MCaffeine official. This is a brand that is India’s first energizing personal care brand. I have used their body butter and hair cream. Both are good, especially the hair cream. Read the post here. This face wash has Aloe Vera and Vitamin E as the key ingredients with Caffeine. The brand is saying it face energizer. Let’s use first.


3. Strawberry Soap ( full-size) @ 80/-

Oh! What a smell the soap has! It has a fabulous aroma that filled the room even before opening the big pink box. The smell is like that of mixed fruit jam. The soap is pinkish red with a little orange undertone. It’s dragging me under the shower. I have to use it first.


4. The Two Samples: Bath and Scrub Salt ( Rs 450/-) And Cleansing Milk (Rs 130/-) from Biobloom:

Here’re two samples from Biobloom. I am excited to try them as I haven’t used any Biobloom product till date. Seeing the ingredients list of both of them, I can say that they will make my skin more glowing. The cleansing milk has its key ingredients Apricot, Lavender, and Jojoba oil. It can be said then this cleansing milk will give a nice healthy glow to my skin. The bath salt has Sea Buckthorn and Peppermint as the key ingredients, including rose petals, ylang-ylang, and geranium oils. Should I say more?


5. The Gifts:

The PinkMint Box has sent a bangle and two tea pouches from Typhoo worth total Rs 300/-. The teas are caffeine free, luxurious fruit infusion. The ingredients list with hibiscus, clove, ginger, cinnamon, rosehips says that the tea pouches are going to be healthy. The bangle is really awesome.


Now, you can see that The PinkMint Box is so inexpensive and worth buying. The products they have included are all essential for our everyday beauty ritual and all from premium brands. And it is very easy to subscribe. The website is quite user-friendly and the person behind PinkMint, Sharia Quereshi is very supportive. I recommend you to try this new Subscription Service once. To buy visit here.


Buy the box and share your thoughts here. Hope you love the post. Stay tuned for some more new brands and their products.


Top 5 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends In 2017


Spring is finally around the corner! So, my fashionistas, now it’s the time to get ready to welcome Spring with the new look of your closet. Here, I’ve made a list of top 5 interesting and exciting fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2017. So, scroll down to know the trends before making your shopping list. Who knows already you might have some of them in your closet?

In today’s life, people always try to appear in their best before the world. To themFashion is like an extension of their personality, confidence and what kind of mood they are in today. And for me, it’s just a fun, a happening, a celebration. So, now the fashion conscious people always on the lookout for the latest trends to stay up to date with the latest styles. Fashion is no more a girly thing, the men also keep in mind the latest trends while dressing. So, let’s start with the SS trends 2017.

Top 5 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends In 2017:

1. The Sleeve Slits:

As we have seen that in 2016, flare sleeves were much popular. Although, at the last part of the year, we got the hint of the new trend that is the sleeve slits. So, this year we are moving to slits. What I love about it, is the uniqueness of the look that makes you look sexier without exposing much.

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2. Ruffles: Do you remember the annual function in your school when you dance on the stage for the first time wearing the frilly frock? Yes, they are back! You can see them under the neck, on the chest, sleeves, back. It’s becoming one of the most popular feminine trends for Spring/Summar, 2017. The ruffles will give you a classy, urban yet girly look.

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3. Stripes: YAyyyy! Stripes are the new black. Stripes are going to be huge in 2017. You will see them everywhere, in tops, maxi dresses, bottoms, accessories, in every wardrobe. And, they are not going out soon. So, go and grab and make your own style statement with stripes, wearing bold striped dresses, or just pick up a striped bag or a scarf.

Here are some outfit ideas for you:

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4. Shirt Dress: Shirt dresses have a simple, yet girly approach. Basically, the style is borrowed from the men’s shirts, making them perfect for the warm weather of Spring/Summer. If you can team up with proper accessories, it will give you a chic and cool look. So get creative and give it a sexy look. Here are some ideas.

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5. Bra Tops: This is going to be the favorite trend in the girls and be the legit substitute for the  T-shirts in 2017. So, the time has come to be confident enough to bring the bras in the spotlight. You can make a perfect match wearing with high waisted skirt or trousers. What you have to do, only to start working on your abs.
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Which is your favorite from the trend?  Which style of them is already in your closet?
I think I should take a break now. Enjoy your reading. Coming soon with more.