Get Anything Delivered in a Click with DUNZO

We live in a generation where getting anything is just one click away, all thanks to the boom in technology. There is a pool of apps for every possible service and product in our country. And one such app that has created a stir in the major cities is the Dunzo App!

For people who aren’t aware of Dunzo,  – it was founded in 2015 by a quartet of youngsters in Bangalore. Dunzo allows one to find people who are willing to run any type of errands – be it rounding out shopping lists, gifts, online cake delivery in Bangalore or picking up and dropping off chargers/wallets forgotten at home. Now, “Let’s Dunzo it” is every household’s story. Dunzo has made life easier for people like us who have a 9 to 9 job and don’t have the energy or time to head out and run those errands. 

People might think that this app doesn’t or wouldn’t work but this application is a rage among the youngsters in the major cities. Dunzo tries its level best to complete the task faster than expected. It’s currently operational in Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. Frankly speaking, it does save a lot of time if that errand is handed over to the Dunzo guys and meanwhile you could do something else alternatively. 

Let me share my Dunzo story with you that made me fall in love with this app. 

Unfortunately, I was tied up at work and couldn’t leave early to order a cake. The cake that I wanted to get for my husband was home-baked and couldn’t be ordered online via other apps and the order had to be placed in person at the store. I tried my level best and asked her to book it on WhatsApp or call instead, to make my life easy. Thankfully, she did and I promised her that I would pick up the cake on my way back home. Emotions run high when you are having a bad day, I was emotionally angry and helpless. I was already late to the party, my 2-wheeler broke down and it was raining like crazy making it more difficult to find an auto or a cab. This is when Dunzo came to my rescue with their gifts category for emergency gifting solutions which gives online cake delivery in Bangalore, from some of the best bakehouses in the city. It instantly brought me joy and happiness. I selected the bake house and the cake that I wanted, it also had an option to add a message. Altogether, everything fell back into their respective place and I was ready for the party with the cake. 

Phew! Dunzo, my darling! You have my heart. 

If Dunzo is in your city and you haven’t tried the app yet, I hope this post helps you change your mind. Apart from online cake delivery in Bangalore, you can also order other various products. Also, people who have used the app, please feel free to share your story with Dunzo below!

 

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Basics Of Eyeliner

Let’s talk about this product. There are so many makeup tutorials that involve eyeliner in some way or the other (also in a no-makeup makeup tutorial). The magic of the eye make-up is actually in the eyeliner. You can go for a subtle look, wider eye, smoky or bold one with just a single product. All you need is practice because practice makes everyone perfect. I am still learning how to make a winged eyeliner and the funny part is that I have been applying Kajal since college which a really long time and still find it difficult to apply eyeliner with any flaw.
Did you know that there were three types of eyeliners in the market? These different types of eyeliners have different result and texture. Each one of them is obviously different from the other and has a different technique too.

The main types are:

Pencil or Stick Eyeliner – The one we all started with also the easiest of them all. Most of the pencil ones need to be sharpened if you require a sleek and thin line over the eye otherwise it can make your eyes look bolder than normal. The stick ones can’t be sharpened but it works well with people who want a bold smoky eye.

Gel Eyeliner – The next type of eyeliner that was launched was the gel type eyeliner that came with a brush or a stylus type pen. This needed practice for sure. Gel eyeliner had a creamy texture that gave a thick and dark color on the eyes.

Liquid Eyeliner – Liquid ones always need a steady hand. Impossible to use it if you are in a hurry. There are various colors too now in liquid eyeliner range.

Everyone needs one for sure. For example, my mother finds it easy to use a gel eyeliner than a stick but I stick to a pencil or a stick eyeliner since it’s easier. If you have never used one, you can always try all of them at a friend’s place and choose your preference.

You can brighten up your eyes or color them however you want based on your mood. Here is a chart to show you the basic eyeliner designs that you can create with eyeliner. Is that amazing! Creativity is a spectacular art and with growing creative ideas, there are few experimental designs too that have seen the light of the social media world.

Basic Eyeliner Chart

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Designer Eyeliner Chart

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Keep in mind that you learn from your mistakes hence make sure you have swabs with you while you practice your eyeliner designs because rubbing it off with your finger will ruin it even more (talking from experience).

Some Tips & Tricks

1. There are so many innovative ways with creating the designs and one of the most essential beauty product that you require is a post-it sheet or a beauty tape to create designs. These essentials will help you create a perfect flawless cat eye or winged eye with eyeliner. You can also put a business card in the corner of your eye to get the design. Million ways!

2. If smudging is a major problem with you, let it dry for about a minute or tap a bit of compact on it and reapply the eyeliner.

3. Eyeliners are a basic makeup product that people have been using since 80’s, 90s’s and now. This is a product worth mastering. And you can easily buy eyeliner online and at a very reasonable price after comparing all your favorite brands.
Hope you liked the post and I hope this helps!

 

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Common Crisis Faced by Urban Indians

A movie that makes you realize the ugly truth about life – Saat No. Shanatan Sanyal. In this world of competition, we forget to live the life we really want or sometimes take the wrong route to achieve what we want in a short span of time. This movie brilliantly explains the common crisis that the urban Indians face that we don’t see. 

The story-line of this movie talks about all seven namesakes Shanatan Sanyal in the city. The characters of each Shanatan is different from others and speaks about all the common crisis that the current generation or so-called Urban Indians deal with. A movie that will trigger your soul. 

We all have been asked to prepare for the government exams because they say life is simpler. The perks and job security of a government job cannot be matched with a private one. The lifestyle the urban Indians are a part of pushes them to jump from one organization to another for a higher salary package and better manner of living. It’s so easy to be kicked out from a private job that a lot of times, we are so clueless with our life. Which again results in debts and living the high life in a poor man’s way. Some of us stay away from our family to earn that extra money to live a better life. 

There is a well-known phrase that says “Patience Is Virtue” which the urban Indians have forgotten. The friend circle that we build now is only built on the basis of standards, needs and wants compared to the actual friendship. Even when it comes to relationships, we would rather move on than work on it and make sure things get better. 

Saat No. Shanatan Sanyal is a psychological thriller Bengali movie based on a man called Shanatana, a perfume salesman who meets seven other Shanatan Sanyal in the city. The actual thrill begins when each of the seven clients starts disappearing one by one. The movie starts with a man standing beside a railway track and the running train that reflects his dark presence. The mystery builds up here.  Overall the teaser shows how the leading character stands in front of all the seven namesake’s house as an obstacle in their life because of his mental behavior. The ‘Aator’ or the scent seems to hold great symbolism in this movie. Apart from the scent, the movie is full of such symbols which depict the inner restlessness of the protagonist. 

Annapurna Basu has managed to make an intriguing and alerting movie for the audience who also face these common man issues. Kaushik Ganguly’s presence in this movie has increased the expectation of the movie based on all his past projects and brilliant screen presence. He has always been amazing at portraying a middle-class man with issues just like in this movie. 

Do not miss watching this thriller mystery that is Saat No. Shanatan Sanyal on ZEE5.

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Affordable Sustainable Fashion Brands in India

There was a time when you had to be from the affluent class to head to an organic/ eco-friendly clothing brand and be able to invest in something that is sustainable. With change in surroundings and betterment of the environment people are learning and shifting to organic and sustainable living. Fashion is the biggest industry that caught the fastest route to organic fashion.

There is a long list of brands that are sustainable and organic but there are only few that are reachable to the middle class/ salaried consumers. Ethical fashion has been trending in some way or the other and not just for environmental well being. All brands have a different story regarding the change in the shift from fast fashion to an organic brand.

For people who don’t understand what organic/ethical/sustainable fashion is – let me put in points :

It pays attention to and manages the human impact on the environment for fashion, allowing for indefinite production, in harmony with nature. Here’s how it does that:

  • Provides workers with humane rights and working conditions
  • Discourages and reduces the use of chemicals, using natural dyes
  • Uses Eco-friendly fabrics
  • Saves water
  • Champions recycling and use of sustainable energy sources
  • Acts as a guardian for animal rights
  • Zero Wastage Policy

 

Keeping all that in mind, I have listed out affordable brands that follow and believe in the same.

 

  • Howrah Bridge

This brand is close to my heart because it’s my dearest friend Anupriya aka Styleprism’s baby. The entrepreneur is multi-talented and has left no stone unturned. Zero wastage policy is the most trendiest segment of Howrah Bridge other than her quirky apparels made out of Indian hand loom. Howrah Bridge provides fair wages and good working conditions for their workers. They make clothes that are comfortable, stylish, irrespective of current trends so that they can be worn for many years thus reducing the customer’s fast buying needs.

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/howrahbridgebyadg/

 

  • KhadiCult

“The brand Khadi Cult, a sustainable clothing label was launched with a mission to weave a new story on a fabric which held a lot of national importance – KHADI. With a sole objective of making Khadi highly acceptable to a younger audience, she decided to bring a refreshing twist to the fabric by introducing quirky prints and fun cuts to the heritage fabric.” – KhadiCult

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/thekhadicult/

 

  • Secret Project

I have already spoken about this brand on my blog. You can read about them here.

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/secret.projects.india/

 

  • Gulaal 

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/gulaalcreations/

 

  • Okhai

An Indian artisan led fashion brand that empowers tribal women. Okhai products offer contemporary designs, all reasonably priced. Proceeds from sales help these artisans help themselves – Okhai’s mission is to encourage women from less privileged backgrounds to acquire new skills; to give them the self-confidence and self-esteem required to earn by their own industry and initiative; and to enable them to carry this newly discovered skill and confidence into the wider world. Okhai understands the rich culture and traditions that these rural communities are steeped in and translates this heritage into products by pairing traditional art with contemporary designs and modern processes.

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/okhai_org/

 

  • RustOrange

RustOrange presents to you a platform for a selection of exquisite designer pieces with the touch of a button. They believe fashion is a right, not a luxury, so they aim to deliver the biggest trends at the most affordable prices.

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/rustorangedotcom/

 

 

 

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