Gifting Made Easy with

Hello people. The temperature in Pune is more than 40 degrees and I don’t feel like going out in the morning because my skin literally starts burning the moment  I step out of my house. But I have to step out anyway because WORK!!  Stuck between work pressure and surprising the guy, I decided to order something for him online. While browsing, I came across this online gifting website called I found the website really cool.

About: On researching further I got to know that is one of India’s largest online gifts store founded in 2001, specializing in gifts for all ages and occasions. It is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced online gifting company in India which ships orders to 150+ countries (including USA, UK, Australia, Canada etc) and 7,000+ pin codes in India.

My Experience: The website gives option to choose gifts by category like flowers, personalized gifts, cakes, hampers etc along with option to gift by occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, mothers day gifts or by recipients like gits for mom, gifts for dad, gifts for teens etc which makes it easier to filter and shortlist products as per your preference. The website has various gifting options for different budgets. Another wonderful feature of IGP is that you can buy gifts according to people’s personality like gifts for geek teens or gits for romantic men.

Since there was no special reason or occasion for me to gift, I went ahead to explore the gourmets section  which again had sub-categories. I picked up a combo hamper of Danish Butter Cookies with Blueberry Intense Lindt Bar.

I picked up another gift while browsing their online gift store, which was a Happy Love Figurative Couple. The combo hamper reached next day of placing the order, the packing was good but what disappointed me was that the cookies were almost nearing their expiry date and didn’t tasted too well. The chocolate however was good. The showpiece came two days later and to my surprise I found the size much bigger than my expectation and oh my! the couple looked so cute.

I also added a personal note which did not got delivered with any of the gifts, sadly. My guy was definitely happy with this sudden surprise gifts. It was overall a pleasant experience and with the upcoming occasions this year, I am definitely going to purchase from them again.

Pros: 1. Easy to use website

2. Lots of gifting categories to choose from

3. Gift for every budget

4. Fast delivery

Cons:  1. Edible items must be checked for expiry dates

2. More care must be taken to add little details like personalized notes, special requests (if any).

Rating: 3.5/5

Final Verdict:I’ll recommend everyone to try for gifting your near and dear ones for any occasion.


My Shopping Experience at

Hello girls, it’s been a long time since my last post. I haven’t been much active on social media too. The reason is I shifted to Pune recently and it is a wonderful place. I was really busy with packing, booking tickets, finding a flat to stay etc. Today, I can finally sit down with a cup of coffee and blog. For someone like me, who wait for weekends to come so that I could sleep the whole day, going out to  shop seems like a big task too, no matter whether I need to shop groceries or something of my interest, like clothes and makeup. Thank god, online shopping is just the right thing for a girl like me.


Recently, I came across this website called where you can find online beauty products from a number of local as well as international brands. Aplava is a Bangalore based website.  According to them, “Aplava derives its name from Sanskrit origins. Aplava (pronounced “AAp luv” in original Sanskrit) means taking a bath to purify oneself. It’s an ablution process of cleansing oneself. Just as the name suggests, Aplava wants to give its customers an experience of divine purity. Beauty is you!”


Let us see how my shopping experience with Aplava was. I’ll be giving my views in relation to various segments and procedure of my shopping .

  • Navigation: Aplava has a fairly simple website, easy to navigate and shop online. There are number of local and international brands to shop from. You can shop category wise from the drop down menu at the top where the navigation bar is located. You can also directly search for a product by typing its name at the search bar.
  • Registration: Creating an account is super easy, once your account is created by filling in your personal details, you can take the personal profile quiz to help the site recommend products based on your needs and preferences
  • Ordering Procedure: The ordering procedure is also easy, choose the products and add them to the cart, fill in the address details and make the payment via Debit card/ Credit card/ Net Banking or by opting for cash on delivery. I ordered two products-


  1. Faces Magnetic Eyes Kajal
  2. Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Cream

This cream is one of the best face cream for women with dark spots on face.


    • Delivery: The delivery process was very smooth. The products got delivered in less than a week’s time and the packaging was very good too. Overall I was happy that I got both the products unhampered and securely packed.



    1. Easy navigation
    2. Easy to place order
    3. Multiple payment options
    4. Fast delivery
    5. Personalized shopping facility that helps you by suggesting beat products for your skin type
    6. A huge number of international brands are in store

    Cons: I wish they include some more local brands

    Rating: 4.5/5

    Recommendation: You must obviously go for this new beauty and wellness destination and don’t forget to check out their wide range of products from international brands that are otherwise hard to find in local beauty stores.

    *Sponsored post, honest review*


    Shopping at My Experience

    Hello peeps! Here’s a new month and I am back with a new post. It has been really long since I have posted about my online shopping experience. Few days back, I was getting bored at work so thought of checking out some online stores. I came across Limeroad, which most of you know is a very popular site for online shopping. A unique feature of this ecommerce site is, once you create a profile here, you can start showcasing your  creativity skills by creating different virtual looks from the products available in their store in the form of a scrapbook.


    I have shopped with them earlier, you can check out my review here.  I wanted to buy a handbag for me since I got bored with the one I was using daily to work. The site is really simple to navigate. There is a search bar on the top of the site to help you look for anything in the store along with various categorized items like clothing, footwear, bags just below it.


    Since I was determined to buy a bag, I clicked on the bag section and started browsing. They have a huge collection of items starting from as low as 200 bucks only! For me, I wanted a bag which would be spacious and simple looking. After looking for few minutes, I chose a leatherette  handbag from the brand Lengloy.


    I loved the light green color of the bag and the simple and clean look with lots of space inside to carry regular stuffs. The checkout process was hassle free and I got my order delivered to me within 3 working days which was really very fast.


    I loved the packaging, They have packed my handbag in multiple layers so that there is no damage. They also include a printed invoice of your order for reference. Limeroad offers easy returns and I got free shipping with my order, yay! I loved the product, it was exactly as shown on the website. If you are planning to shop with them so, don’t forget to check their  Summer sale!


    Rating: 5/5

    Recommendation: Strongly recommended !


    *Shopping voucher offered by Limeroad*


    My Shopping Experience at

    Okay, so after a really long time, I am finally reviewing a website. Recently, I got to shop online from The website has a huge collection of apparel, accessories, home decor and kitchen essentials. The website is very easy to use and the products are categorized and subcategorized neatly.


    Features: What sets it apart from other online shopping websites is one of its most popular feature called “scrapbook”. With each scrapbook that you create you can earn LR credits where each credit is equal to Re.1 and you can use the same for your purchase on the website. So, you are actually earning credits to shop while having fun creating scrapbooks. Creating scrapbook is very easy, all you need to do is to follow these three steps:

    1. Click on scrapbook on the right side of the page
    2. Choose any template that looks best to you.
    3. Select products from the website, add, create and share to earn credits


    My shopping experience: This is first time, I have shopped with them, browsing products and adding them to my cart was super easy. Checkout was equally smooth. On placing my order I got a confirmation mail.


    I ordered a bedsheet with pillow cover as I have shifted to a new apartment and I am shopping all the home essentials like crazy from past few weeks!


    I loved the quality and color of the bedsheet and it perfectly fits my bed. I am looking forward to order some more from them in near future. My order reached me on 4th day in a perfect state.


    In case you are wondering if they are available online, I would like to tell you that you can download their mobile app from Google Play Store and shop anytime and anywhere.

    Highlights: 1. Wide range of products and different brands to choose from

    2. Easily accessible website

    3. Free shipping on orders over Rs.300

    4. Good packaging

    5. On time delivery’

    6. Scrapbook feature to earn LR credits

    If you love online shopping like me or planning to shop online, give a try. They provide quality products on time.

    Have you shopped from Share you experiences below.



    My Online Shopping Experience At

    Hello lovelies, how are you all doing? December is already here and I hope you all are ready to enjoy the last month of 2014 with much fun. Today I will be sharing with you all my shopping experience at For all online shopping lovers like me, Jabong needs no introduction but those who are unaware of them, here’s a quick intro to their website :

    From the Website: is a young and vibrant company that aims to provide good quality branded products. caters to the fashion needs of men, women and kids across footwear, apparel, jewellery and accessories.


    At we strive to achieve the highest level of “Customer Satisfaction” possible. Our cutting edge E-commerce platform, highly experienced buying team, agile warehouse systems and state of the art customer care centre provides customer with:

    • Broader selection of products
    • Superior buying experience
    • On-time delivery of products
    • Quick resolution of any concerns

    My Shopping Experience: At Jabong you will find a great range of items to shop from including menswear, apparel and fashion accessories for women, kidswear, home decor and sports wear. As you can see the screenshot above, all the items are divided into categories and sub-categories for your ease to shop. The have an impressive collection of exclusive international brands like ALDO, Tommy Hilfiger, CK  jeans and much more.

    Anyways, being a beauty blogger I couldn’t resist myself from browsing the makeup section. They have a good collection of makeup, haircare, and skincare products and most of them are available at discounted price. Don’t forget to grab few amazing “Makeup Revolution”eyeshadow palettes at 30%-50% discount!


    Coming to my order, I added three items to my cart which included a full coverage padded bra from Tweens, a lip gloss from newly launched Streetwear range and a nail polish remover from Colorbar. Then I filled in my address details and contact information. Once my order was successfully placed and confirmed, I got a text message in my phone and email confirming the same. I placed my order on 25th November and it was shipped on 27th November through Bluedart courier services. I was provided with tracking numbers to track my parcel. I received my order on 2nd December.The parcel was securely sealed in a silver-colored Jabong envelope and my items were safe inside securely wrapped in bubble wrap. Here are few pictures which I have clicked, check them out….


    Overall, I am very happy with their prompt service and on-time delivery and would like to shop with them again. If you are planning to shop with them now, don’t forget to check out their GOSF sale 2014 to get some amazing offers on a range of products like shoes, sunglasses, apparels and home decor.


    Pros: 1. User- friendly website

    2. Amazing range of products

    3. Easy payment options like COD, online banking ,credit card and debit card.

    4. Fast shipping and delivery

    5. Easy cancellations and returns

    Cons: 1. A nominal charge of Rs. 39 has to be paid for all Cash-on-Delivery orders

    2. Few items do not have free shipping facility.

    Rating: 4/5

    Final Verdict: I’ll surely recommend to shop for a wide range of national and international products at huge discounts.

    Have you shopped from Do share your experience with us!


    *Voucher provided for review. However my views are honest as usual.


    My Shopping Experience At and Website Review

    Hello girls, how are you all doing? I wanted to do lingerie shopping for me recently and was surveying various lingerie stores here in Kolkata. Last time when I was purchasing one, my mom was there with me to help me out. Anyhow this time, I went alone! The sales girl in few lingerie stores were quite helpful while in few others, they confused me rather than helping me out. Confused and helpless, I started surfing online to purchase some good lingerie. This is when I came across, a website where you can shop lingerie, night wears and accessories with ease from your home. My first order with them just got delivered to me yesterday. Read on to know about my shopping experience at

    About the Website: “A friend is like a good bra: supportive, comfortable and hard to find.”

    It’s true, good lingerie is hard to find. But at Pretty Secrets, we try to make the task a little easier. Why is perfect lingerie so important? Because it has the ability to transform, accentuate, revitalize and uplift. It’s worth it to find the best fit for you.


    Ever been to a lingerie store and wish you hadn’t? Unhelpful and ignorant sales people. Your choice out of stock. Loud embarrassing situations. A nightmare you’d much rather not have.

    That’s where steps in.


    Offering women (and men) the facility of seamlessly browsing through an exhaustive collection of high quality lingerie from the comfort of your own computer, aims to provide a plethora of styles and sizes catering to every woman’s needs and wants.

    Brands Available:Prettysecrets, Maya, Enamor, Lovable, Triumph, Peri Peri, Slumber Jill, Mariemeili

    Shipping: Shipping is free on all orders above Rs. 750. There is a Rs. 50 surcharge on all orders below Rs. 750. They also offer a post-paid Cash On Delivery service in select cities/towns. A Rs. 50 convenience charge is applicable, should you select COD as a payment method.


    Returns: In most cases, they will have the products picked up from your place within 48 hours of your call.In case, Reverse Pickup is not available in your area, you may send us the products through any courier service including Speedpost. They will reimburse Rs. 75 against the shipping cost in the form of a voucher upon receipt of products. This voucher will be valid for 1 year and can be redeemed in your next purchase.

    Mode of Payment: Online payments through credit card, debit card, net banking or Cash on delivery.

    My Shopping Experience: I was so tempted by the pretty pink look of the website that i couldn’t stop myself from surfing the website for 2 long hours before placing the order. I was skeptical since this was my first purchase from the website. So, I ordered a padded bra from Lovable which was going on a discount. I thought of opting for COD but since they charge Rs. 50 for shipping on all orders below Rs. 750 and another 50 bucks COD, I paid through my debit card.


    Ordering was quite hassle free, you need to select your products and add to the shopping cart. Create an account for faster checkout and fill in your shipping details, choose the mode of payment and place your order. Once your order has been placed , you get a confirmation message on your phone along with a mail.


    I placed my order on Friday, 12th September and it was shipped on the same day through FedEx courier service. Though my order was supposed to be delivered on Saturday 13th September, but due to some issue they could not reach my address. I called prettysecrets customer care on Monday morning asking them to contact FedEx and get my parcel delivered. They assured me that the parcel will be delivered by the next day. Anyhow, I got my parcel that evening itself, well packed and sealed carefully.


    I loved how the product was packed, there was no mention of what was inside the package. The parcel came in a pretty pink cardboard box with prettysecrets logo on the top. On opening the box, I found the bra was wrapped in paper. Inside the paper was my bra wrapped securely in a plastic cover with tags intact. The fitting and material was perfect. Overall I am very happy with my first purchase and would like to shop again with :).

    Pros: 1. User friendly website

    2. Great discounts and offers on many products

    3. Easy return policy

    4. Pretty pink packaging to win your heart ❤

    Cons: I wish the shipping charges were bit less

    Rating: 4/5

    Will I Recommend Yes, I’ll surely recommend them. I am already planning to do a big haul from them next month :p


    My Mini Maybelline Haul & Website Review

    Hello peeps, I’m back with another online shopping experience, this time with I got a gift voucher of Rs.500 from dealstan blogging contest and as expected, I headed straight to flipkart’s beauty category. I always wanted to try a gel eyeliner so i chose Maybelline lasting drama gel liner in black and as there was still 50 bucks left, I added some more amount to it and ordered Maybelline hyper curl volume express mascara.


    About Flipkart (from the website): Flipkart went live in 2007 with the objective of making books easily available to anyone who had internet access. Today, we’re present across various categories including movies, music, games, mobiles, cameras, computers, healthcare and personal products, home appliances and electronics, stationery, perfumes, toys, apparels, shoes – and still counting!Be it our path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, a 30-day replacement policy, EMI options, free shipping – and of course the great prices that we offer, everything we do revolves around our obsession with providing our customers a memorable online shopping experience. Then there’s our dedicated Flipkart delivery partners who work round the clock to personally make sure the packages reach on time.So it’s no surprise that we’re a favourite online shopping destination.

    My Shopping Experience at Flipkart: Flipkart is among the top and best online shopping sites in India. It initially started as an o line destination for buying books and electronics and eventually expanded as a one stop destination for all your needs. Presently flipkart has in store books section, clothing section, health & beauty section, electronic goods and home & kitchen items. The website is simple and easily navigable. You can find different categories at the top of the homepage. Each category gives you a drop down menu of sub categories.



     You can also browse product in sidebar. There is also a separate offer zone and a section featuring “deal of the day” . Simply browse through the range of products available, select the items you need, click on buy now and go ahead to payment.
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    I placed my order on 11th May, Sunday. As soon as my order got confirmed, I got an email and text message confirming the same. I received both the products in different date. I was given a tracking number within 24 hours.The Maybelline lasting drama gel liner delivered to me on 16th May, 2014 and the Maybelline hyper curl volume express mascara on 17th May, 2014. Both the items came in perfect condition and were securely wrapped. On receiving the orders,I received another mail and text message confirming the delivery. Here are the pics below.



    Sorry, I forgot to click  pictures of the second package containing the mascara as my exam was going on. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase and will love to shop with them again.

    Pros: 1. Easily navigable website

    2. Separate offer zone

    3. A variety of products available

    4. Most of the products were in stock

    5. There is a section for international makeup too!

    Cons: I wish they offer more offers and discount on makeup products.

    My Rating: 4/5

    Will I Shop With Them again? : Yes! Eying their apparel section already 🙂

    Have you shopped with How was your shopping experience?


    My Haul & Website Review

    Hello people, How are you all doing? I did a lot of online shopping last month and now that I got time, I am sharing my experience with you all. We all know about, it is an online shopping website for makeup and skin care products. I have heard a lot about them so decided to go forward and shop with them and besides that I love online shopping so much especially when it comes to buying makeup . Read on to know about my shopping experience at nykaa.


    About the website: is a leading one-stop online store for all your beauty and wellness needs. With about 200 brands and more than 10,000 products, offers a comprehensive selection of makeup, skin care, hair care, fragrances, bath and body and luxury products for women and men. All products are 100% authentic, sourced directly from the brands or authorized distributors. Click on the picture to read more.


     Best features: is one of the fastest growing beauty and wellness website in India. The website is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Each items has been categorized like makeup, skin care, hair care etc and each of these categories have their respective sub categories too. Still, if you are looking for any product in particular, you can type it in the search bar present in the top right corner of the website. There is also a drop down menu of all the available brands just beside it. Free shipping of products is available if your order amount is Rs. 500 and above and free cash-on-delivery on orders above Rs. 1000. They also store a lot of skin care and grooming products for men. They have a separate section featuring discounts, offers and deals on your favorite beauty products.

    Added to it there is also a beauty book section that will guide you with the latest beauty tips and tricks and an expert section where skin experts answer your beauty queries. What I liked the most about nykaa is their virtual makeover section where you can upload your picture and try different types of makeup on it before you buy one.


    My shopping experience with placed my order with them on 9th May 2014 and opted to pay through my debit card. Here is the snapshot of the products I ordered. Since I placed my order of Friday, I got a Maybelline Colorama nail paint as a free gift.

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    The checkout process was easy. Just fill in your details, choose your payment option and you are done! I got a confirmation mail after placing the order successfully and one after the product has been shipped. I got a tracking number to track my products from time to time. The order got delivered to me on 15th May 2014.


    All the products were bubble wrapped and was securely packed. Out of all the products, I found the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow was going to expire this December.


    I called up the customer care next day and they said they can replace it once the fresh product come in stock. I waited for few more days and called them up again on 28th May 2014. This time, they told me that Maybelline has stopped manufacturing their Color Tattoo eyeshadow (uh really?) and I can keep the product with me and use it until expiry and they will refund the amount charged for it. I got the refund within 24 hours of processing. Their customer service was professional and they were very co-operative too. Overall I am very happy with my hassle free shopping experience. I am looking forward to shop with them again.

    Pros: 1. User friendly website

    2. Have many brands in store

    3. A separate offer section

    4. A virtual makeover section

    5. Easy checkout process

    6. Great customer support team

    Cons: None

    Rating: 4/5

    Will I shop with them again?: Yes, I would love to….

    Have you shopped from yet ? Share your experiences below.

    P.S. : If you are shopping with them on Friday, don’t forget to use their FUNFRIDAY coupon code during checkout to avail a free gift. Happy shopping!!

     sign Website Review & Purchasing My Perfect MLBB Shade

    Hello peeps, Hope you all are doing well. Finally my exams are over and I can give some quality time to my blog now. The last few posts published In the blog was per-scheduled due to my exams. But that didn’t stop me from shopping online. While searching a perfect MLBB shade I came across the reviews of Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in Coffee Command and I was pretty much sure that the shade would work well for my skin. When I planned to buy it online, I saw very few website selling that particular shade, was one of them. I have purchased coupons from them before but buying something from their website was new for me. Read on to know about my experience below:

    About Snapdeal (from the website): Launched in February 2010, is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. Our online shopping platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories like Mobiles, Laptops, Cameras, Appliances, Women’s Apparel, Men’s Apparel, Watches, Home & Kitchen, Automotive and Health. Grab your favorite products at best prices and save the one thing that matters most to you – “Your Money”.  They’ve explained their success story through a colorful chart, here are few snapshots below…


    My Experience With Snapdeal: is a one stop online shopping site for a variety of products to meet your day-to-day needs. The website is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. You will find most of the products in a discounted rate plus they run offers on various categories all through the year. I think they do not have a fixed least amount to avail free shipping on products unlike other websites. Again that may differ from merchant to merchant and your area. I was not in a plan to buy too many items so I simply ordered Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick in Coffee Command and opted for cash-on-delivery.


    I placed my order on 28th May, 2014. They have multiple payment options like payment through credit card, debit card or net banking. As soon as they confirmed the order, I got a message both in my phone and in email. The product was shipped a day later and I received it on 4th June, 2014. The item was securely packed and bubble wrapped and came in a prefect condition.


    They sent me another text message and email after the delivery was done. I’m too happy with my purchase  and it has been a totally hassle free shopping experience with them. I’m happy with the shade I purchased and it is my perfect MLBB shade now.  I’ll be reviewing the lipstick in some other post soon.

    Pros: 1. Easy to navigate

    2. Multiple Payment options

    3. Most of the products are in discount

    4. Hassle free shipping

    5. No fixed least amount to avail free shipping.

    Cons: None

    My Rating: 5/5

    Will I Shop With Them Again?: Yes, I’m looking forward to shop with them soon…….

    Have you shopped from  yet? Do share your experiences below.


  A Smart Way To Save Your Money!

    Hello everyone, what are your plans this weekend? Since I have nothing special to do this weekend, I was going through few online shopping sites. Shopping online really saves my time plus it is fun to surf so many websites and check out the range of products they provide. Moreover these sites also provide great discounts and offers. But practically, it takes a lot of my time to go check out each deal and offer individually on each website. So, this morning I came across this really interesting site called This site provides you with latest money saving offers, discounts and deals from different online shopping sites like Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Zovi, Ebay and many more. Let us have a look at this site in details, below:


    From The Website: is the website dedicated to provide latest Online Deals from Indian Shopping websites like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Homeshop18 and so on. Dealstan has dedicated team of deal hunters, who work towards finding best deals for Indian Shoppers. With a pool of internet marketing professionals, Dealstan provides at-least 30 money saving deals a day and is helping Indian Customers to save while they shop online.


    How Does It Work? :  I found the website very simple and easy to navigate. The website has 11 different categories WomenMen, Baby, ElectronicsMobile PhonesHome Decor, BagsPersonal CareBooks, Gift & Travel with respective sub categories under each.Suppose, you want to check some good deals on handbags, what you need to do is just click on the category “Bags”, under it you will get the subcategories BackpacksHandbags .


    Select & check out the latest deals on handbags. Clicking on each product will lead you to the product details. As you click the “SHOP NOW” button, you’ll be redirected to the selling website.


    In addition to all these, there is also other exciting categories like Freebies & Contests. The website also have a discussion Forum & a Blog for its fans and followers.It features deals, contests and offers from Flipkart, Zovi, Myntra, Jabong, Firstcry, Ebay, Zivame, Tradus, Rediff, Dominos, Makemytrip and lots more.


    Overall, I found this website very useful especially the “Women” & “Personal care” category because I keep buying cosmetics and other beauty accessories online & this site will really help me to save few bucks next time I shop!

    My Rating: 5/5

    Will I Recommend This Site? : Ofcourse! I found this website,, very easy to navigate and has a lot of good deals to check out. I’ll surely recommend this website to all.

    Have you checked yet? Tell me in the comment section below !!