Clean Green, under the Sun Sheen!!


And as the Swedish proverb says, “A life without love is like a year without summer” – Don’t you all agree with me… Summer is fun; summer is freedom; summer to me is Sunshine, Hope, Happiness and Adventure time J


We (The great human race) have collectively polluted our environment and atmosphere and have torn the sun ban happiness layer (The Ozone) and to cap it all we have successfully put the blame on our dear Sun, of course for all the bad reasons (the UVA/B sans PA+++)!!!

Thanks to Lakme, for introducing us to the world of Sun Expert and Kyra, the sunshine girl.

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With Kyra and my sun expert range I am sure this is going to be my best summer ever J

Oh! But wait… don’t you guys want to know our “Fun Sun” plan for this summer… hop on to our “Fun Sun” train – join me and Kyra in this wonderful, exciting summer journey J

If you wish to join us - follow the summer rules J

Our summer dress code – cotton/linen Skirts, shorts, tees and bikinis (yeyyy!!) anything that’s comfortable
Our summer accessories – Hat, slippers and sunglasses J



Our summer drink – lots and lots of H20 for happy hydration J
Our summer color theme – Bright and Floral, especially peach, coral, orange and Neons J
Our summer Motto – Fun under the Sun J
Our Journey focusClean and Green under the Sun Sheen J

I have hit the beach many times for mere pleasure and fun, this time with Kyra I want to make my beach time most memorable and joyful. Yes, with Kyra and Lakme’s sun expert protection this would be my attempt to raise environmental awareness!! Yes, we are going to clean the beach and trust me, this is going to be more fun and exciting than ever before J



Being from Chennai, with a beach that is spread along the Bay of Bengal, which also happens to be our country’s longest and World’s second longest urban beach – keeping it clean and green is fun, my pride and my duty! J

Before heading, let’s quickly apply 2 tsp of Lakme’s SPF 50 and PA+++ UV lotion. This would protect our skin against the harmful UVA and UVB rays and would prevent the sun burn and skin damage – its cucumber and lemon grass would nourish and soothe our skin leaving it radiant and glowing all day!! J

Ok… All set… let’s start cleaning J

After 3 hours…

OMG!! look at this stuff, all that we collected in the past 3 hours - Bags and bags of plastics, rubber tubes, water bottles, cigarette buds, other countess random stuffs - our right time pickups, which otherwise would have turned out to be an environment disaster!! Thank God and Kyra, the coastal cleaning was fun J



Also picking up the trash – the non degradable garbage (plastic, rubber etc) deeply buried in the sand in fact helped us in burning lots of calories  J



We also interacted with the local fishermen and requested them to avoid using fishing gears and other mechanical techniques which would harm the rare under the sea species like turtles! Another life saving social mission with Kyra! J




It was twilight, when we finally ended our day with a fun boat ride (courtesy – fisher men) watching the sea water sparkle with the brilliant sun rays!

Loved every bit of my journey, Kyra’s company, all day coastal cleaning, Turtle saving lecture to fisher men and a million dollar worth (free!!) boat ride J Life is beautiful and so is summer !!



We finally sat on the shore with a happy heart and joyful smile – the Sun shined on us saying “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather be, always bring your own sunshine!”


With Sunshine, Rekha
PS: This is my entry for the Lakme Diva Blogger Contest by Lakme and Indiblogger

Keep Walking!

Just wanted to share this interesting article I read on Facebook now!


Check this out.......

The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.

Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.





It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.

This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times...!!

So.. Keep Walking!!

Information source - Facebook

Six things in Six Months!


This is a quick post on my new challenge - Wish me luck guys J

So here are the six things that I wish to do/complete within the next six months J

   1.   Workout Everyday and stay healthy!

I’ve been quite bad at my workout schedule for the past 2 months and am fed up with this gain/lose weight drama, so this thing goes top on my list and yeah now I’ve my new role models too! I will do a separate post on my workout regime and if anyone of you is interested, you can join me - I bet it will be fun :) 


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Simran

Simran

   2.  Daily Prayer

Much needed dose of tonic! And I am planning to go to the Ganeshji temple at my local neighborhood everyday (at least try!)



   3.  New Job

I am fed up with my current job and everything (one) at work irritates me!  


   4.  Take up my JLPT this December!

For those who don’t have a clue on JLPT – check it out here! JLPT stands for Japanese Language Proficiency Test J






   5.  MBA exams – no excuses this time!

I’ve missed my exams last time since I had to travel abroad for my work. This time no excuses J



   6.  Publish a blog post every alternate day!

I’ve a beauty blog and I’ve been MIA for quite some time and I am sure I don’t want to continue that coz I love my blog and my readers J  You can read my beauty blog here



So wish me luck guys and I will update this space every week so do come back to read more J

Take care and Thanks for reading J

My Sunglasses, My Style!



Everyone loves Sunglasses, and being from a "ever sunny" place like Chennai, Sunglasses have become a part of my life!


I travel a lot everyday and sunglasses not only helps me sport a fashionable look but also saves my eyes from all the UV's, dirts and pollutants :) 


I use my sunglasses for multiple reasons other than the primary ones stated above :) 


Some of my "ohh-so-great" reasons are, 

  • To save my eye makeup, yes I am a typical girl and I love not to spoil my eye makeup with all my hours together travel!
  • For safe sightseeing (ahem ahem..) guess everyone understood what I mean :)
  • For my flying hair as a hairband :) 
  • As a mirror - I know dont laugh, everyone does that :)

So GKB optical is a great place for buying sunglasses, Eyeglasses and Contact lenses at a great price. They have a wide range of collections to choose from, be it Raybon, Prada, D&G or Vougue - you name it and you will find it here :)


They have this wonderful user friendly website with "Try on" feature, which helps one to choose the right glass according to their face shape and choice :)


So my favorite 2 out of the lot are,


RODENSTOCK R 3176 D




Loved the blue frame and I would sport this with a neat black and blue look


Hairstyle - High hair bun
Attire - A black turtleneck top and a faded blue levi's
Accessories - A floral scarf around my neck - preferably with a parisian scarf knot and a big black hobo bag
Shoes - black suede ankle boots

So my final look would be something like Kate Bekinsale's but just that I would sport it with a black and blue color combo and a floral scarf instead of plain black :)



My Next choice is 

PRADA SPR 29L GDX-6S1



Loved the detailing on the glasses, very classy and girly! this will go well with a skirt and hippie style :)


Hairstyle - open hair with a messy knot tied up behind
Attire - A funky lacy, frill white tank top with a nice flowing long skirt with bold block pattern 
Accessories - A nice floral long string bag, loads of bangles and a statement ring in one hand, no neck or ear accessories!
Shoes - a nice kolhapuri sandals

So my final look would be something like Vanessa Hudgens's :)


Hope you all liked my look and do not forget to check out GKB optical for more :)

Take care and Thanks for reading :)

Rekha

This entry is a part of the contest at BlogAdda.com brought to you by GKB Optical Sunglasses

New product in Market - Solar Caps :)



I got this as an email forward today, since it was an interesting information thought of sharing it with you all :)

First time in India a cap with a fan powered by solar energy

Helps to beat the heat! The innovative Solar Cap use the sun's energy to keep you cool and fresh on hot days.



Wear these caps when you are going out and enjoy the cool gentle breeze, the solar Fan Cap offers you a pleasant cool world to accompany you in your outdoor activities.

Solar Fan Cap Working:

Wear the cap and go in sunlight the solar panels on the cap will drive the fan

The fan on the cap cools your face and forehead. Solar fan cap needs no charging


Use suns energy to keep you cool. Solar Fan cap works in all seasons when under sunlight

A cap for you to set a Colorful & Trendy Look

Guess these caps are available for 400 bucks and the colors available are Black,Blue,Red,White

Press reports on solar fan cap:


Prokerela news -







Important Information about solar energy:

The energy that reaches the Earth from the sun is enormous.

The total reserves of energy that is stored in all of Earths reserves of fossil fuels like coal, petroleum, and natural gas are matched by only 20 days of sunshine.

Interesting!!! 

What's your DISC Profile?


Recently, I attended a FTL (First Time Leader) workshop/Training session in my organization. A very Interesting information I learned from the session was about a personal/profile assessment tool called DISC.

What is DISC?

DISC is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. DISC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences.


DISC is an acronym for:

 Ø Dominance – relating to control, power and assertiveness
 Ø Influence – relating to social situations and communication
 Ø Steadiness (submission) – relating to patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness
 Ø Compliance (or caution, compliance) – relating to structure and organization

Dominance: People who score high in the intensity of the "D" styles factor are very active in dealing with problems and challenges, while low "D" scores are people who want to do more research before committing to a decision. High "D" people are described as demanding, forceful, egocentric, strong willed, driving, determined, ambitious, aggressive, and pioneering. Low D scores describe those who are conservative, low keyed, cooperative, calculating, undemanding, cautious, mild, agreeable, modest and peaceful.

Influence: People with high "I" scores influence others through talking and activity and tend to be emotional. They are described as convincing, magnetic, political, enthusiastic, persuasive, warm, demonstrative, trusting, and optimistic. Those with low "I" scores influence more by data and facts, and not with feelings. They are described as reflective, factual, calculating, skeptical, logical, suspicious, matter of fact, pessimistic, and critical.

Steadiness: People with high "S" styles scores want a steady pace, security, and do not like sudden change. High "S" individuals are calm, relaxed, patient, possessive, predictable, deliberate, stable, consistent, and tend to be unemotional and poker faced. Low "S" intensity scores are those who like change and variety. People with low "S" scores are described as restless, demonstrative, impatient, eager, or even impulsive.

Compliance: People with high "C" styles adhere to rules, regulations, and structure. They like to do quality work and do it right the first time. High "C" people are careful, cautious, exacting, neat, systematic, diplomatic, accurate, and tactful. Those with low "C" scores challenge the rules and want independence and are described as self-willed, stubborn, opinionated, unsystematic, arbitrary, and unconcerned with details.

We were asked to fill a questionnaire, which had four set of words and we need to choose one word that describes us most and one word in the four that describes us the least!

A graph based on the most, least and the difference would be drawn and that graph would determine our DISC profile!

I was an “I” J

Over all DISC profiles help you and your team,

• To increase self knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems
• To learn how to adapt your own style to get along better with others
• To foster constructive and creative group interactions
• To facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict
• To develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
• To manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members

As part of the training we were asked build miniature houses and this what we came up with in 45 minutes J



Have you guys ever taken up this DISC profiling test? If so what’s your DISC profile J

My Love Adventure and a Miracle!


My Love Adventure and a Miracle!

Gadgets had always been part of my life! No matter where I was and what I did, there was a gadget that stayed with me all the time! I always think that gadgets have life, they understand our feeling and even reciprocate J I know it’s an absurd thought but trust me if you had ever been in love with a gadget, you will definitely agree with me!

A few words on my Love and more on the adventure and a little more on the miracle!

The love,

Back in 2007, on a beautiful day, I got an email which, I never thought at that time, would change my life forever!  

Yes it was the day I fell in love! Here is what I saw in email that day… My Love… My iPhone!


I was at Nashville that time and had been there on a business visa for an official trip!  I had no credit card, no SSN, no car and no idea on how to own my love!!

A miracle with an adventure!

IPhone when launched was initially available only via AT&T and a contract (for a year or more) had to be signed in order to buy one! Signing a contract was not that easy, well at least not for me! I didn't have even a single supporting document (SSN, Bank statement, Driver’s license etc) they had asked for!

So all I had was love, dream and yeah a little hope, that I may one day find my true love!!


Did I say that it was Christmas time back then, and I had plans to visit my cousin who lived in California; since I was leaving to India the following week, I had very less time and I was almost done with all my shopping and packing and had very less money left to spend!

Travelling from coast to coast was quite expensive and I wanted to save some money but there was this weird feeling that told me not to cancel the plan and go ahead with my trip! The tickets would cost a fortune if not booked in advance! That was when one of my colleague told me that he was not well and he asked me if I want to use his tickets, We called up the airlines and checked if we can do so and explained them our problem and luckily they agreed J So after a lot of struggle I finally got to meet my cousin! – Miracle 1 of 2

The trip was better than what I had expected! I had a good time at my cousin’s place!

It was a gloomy day, the last day of my 4 day trip, we were killing our time gossiping on film stars and old friends, I still remember that moment, the moment we saw that advertisement on the front page of a newspaper!

“Holiday Sale Alert - Buying an iPhone made easy! – 
No contract required” 

We could not believe what we saw – No contract!!  - So that's when I told to myself! “Girl, buying an iPhone is still a possibility!!” - Miracle 2 of 2

It was 11 am and we still had time, we rushed to the store, there was a big fat line outside and we joined the crowd and we waited… waited and waited…

After 2 hours of strenuous wait, we finally entered the store and to our shock, the sales assistant told us that for some weird security reasons, the phone can be bought only through a valid credit card! I didn't have one and my cousin did not bring hers and we were standing there helpless regretting ourselves for missing the wonderful opportunity!

We still had 5 hours and that's when I asked my cousin “what about an adventure! Go back home, bring the card, stand in the queue again, buy the phone and rush to airport directly to catch my flight at 7!!”

The very thought sounded insane! To both of us!! What if we don’t make it to the airport! What if they don’t accept the credit card! What if I don’t buy the phone… oh no! wait! That cannot happen! I can’t let go this opportunity! I badly wanted to buy the phone and I know all this happened till now had happened for a reason! The very reason being my love for the phone, so I cannot miss this opportunity; At least I need to try! – Then and there started our adventure!

We came out, quickly planned our course of action. This was our plan, I will be standing in the queue again and my cousin would drive back home and bring her credit card along with my baggage and would join me! Then we will buy the phone and then head back to airport, catch the flight and go back home happily!! Well as a plan, it sounded great! 

So I was standing there in the queue again and my cousin, she joined me exactly after 40 minutes with her credit card and my baggage and this time the crowd was pretty less and we managed to get inside the shop in less than 1.30 hrs! Yes, we finally made it J

My 3 plus year old iPhone :)

Now I have my love, my phone! What next! I need to catch my flight and it was 4.30 pm and looking at the traffic flow, my cousin told me that the drive to airport would take at least 2 hours!


I, now a believer in miracles was quite confident that we would make it to the airport on time and I was not wrong!! I reached the airport just in time and I was the last one to board the flight!!

With a sigh of relief, I told myself the famous alchemist quote!

“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it!”

True isn’t it


Take care and Thanks for reading! 

With Love, Miracle and Adventure...
Rekha


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