Asus Zenfone 2 Laser Review

In the world of IOS and Anoroid, where maximum market share is in the hands of these two companies, it is not only difficult but also a next to impossible task to give them an equal competition.

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Taiwanese smartphone maker Asus has tried, and it’s good to know that it has succeeded to a great extent. Zenfone is one creation of ASUS that has impressed me with its unique and quality features. Along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 5.5-inch HD(1280 x 720p) display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It has  13MP rear camera with laser Auto Focus for 0.3 second focus time and dual-LED flash. It has a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and packs a 3,000mAh battery.

 

ZE550KL_AG06_WIt is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 2GB and 3GB RAM options and 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. This phone has a metal body with fine curved ends. Dual sim, dual microphones with noise deduction and zero noise talk technology is so appealing.

ZE550KL_AG01_RLock screen button on the top, home screen button with a double tap similar to apple phones. Also, the phone doesn’t lag much.I’d strongly advice you all to consider this phone if you’re planning to buy budget friendly  android. It runs the latest version of 5.0.2 lollipop with a new version of As bus ZenUI — which has a fully-customizable interface. So, what are you thinking? Go to your nearest stores and try this pocket friendly android phone right away!

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It’s One Thing to Have a Dream, It’s Another to Own a Dream!!!

We met up with Zainab Attari from Chimerical Creativity and gained some delightful insights on her favourite project; Making exotic Dream Catchers. Here are some excerpts from our conversations.

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Let’s talk about the significance of Dreamcatchers.

In Native American culture, a dreamcatcher, the inanimate form of the word for “spider” meaning “dream snare”  is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a web. The dream catcher is then decorated with personal and sacred items such as feathers and beads.

The Ojibwa people believe that a dreamcatcher changes a person’s dreams. According to Konrad J. Kaweczynski, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.” Good dreams would pass through and slide down the feathers to the sleeper. Another explanation of Lakota origin, “Nightmares pass through the holes and out of the window. The good dreams are trapped in the web, and then slide down the feathers to the sleeping person.”

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Personally, dreamcatchers are a reminder of positivity & hope for me. The things that happen are destined to happen and you cannot change it however hard you try but you can try to stay positive even in hardest of times. Dream catchers are a symbol of mothers, who sit by your bedside and tell you, it’s all okay when you wake up from a nightmare. That positive assurance helps you sleep through rest of night. Similarly, the dream catcher is believed to take away those bad dreams by assuring you every night before you sleep that “it’s all going to be okay”

Can dreamcatchers be used in forms other than Bed Stand accessories?

Dream catchers are ideally meant for rooms on your bedside but you can have them anywhere. They are a frequent reminder for positivity and these days also a very trending fashion statement. So you can add them to your neck as a pendant, earrings for your ears, accessory for your car, arm or wrist bracelets for your hands, to your head as a head gear at the back, anklet to your feet, keychain for your keys or just a dangler on your bags. You can also hang them at your work place or anywhere in your house! It’s more about the positive energy than just being a “catcher” 😉

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What products do you use to make dream catchers and how many days does it take to make one?

I use aluminium rings, wool threads, and crochet threads, beads of various kinds and feathers of various varieties.

Wow! We’re going to get all of them! 😀

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What inspired you to take this project up?

 Creativity has been my forte and I have always wished to grow in that aspect. I am also a person who loves to bring a smile on someone’s face by the smallest deed. My business of weaving dream catchers helps me achieve both of these simultaneously. In a world filled with so much of troubles in everyone’s life, my work of art gives them a positive hope for a better tomorrow. We all need something or someone to make us feel positive each day and face all the challenges thrown at us. With my dream catchers I can help them mentally. It gives me happiness and self-satisfaction when I have achieved in making someone somewhere feel positive or helped them inspire to do well for others or simply mesmerize them with art.

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Why the name Chimerical Creativity? 

The word Chimerical means a lot of things such as conceptual, fanciful, fantastic, unreal, visionary, dreamlike, illusive, illusory, visionary, wildly fanciful or imaginary. With context to my work I would narrow it down to meanings such as these, fantastic, fanciful, dreamlike or imaginary. Whereas, creativity is because I do not copy anything from the net, it’s my creative ideas which craft each dream catcher in numerous styles, colours and sizes. Even when the client wants it exactly like some web picture, I add my own special touch. So what I create is a product of my imagination, you can see it and feel it but you can only sense the positive vibes if you have a fantastic imagination of the unseen power of the universe.

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Do you hold any workshops to teach how to make these?

 Yes, I do keep workshops once a month if I can fit it in my busy schedule, on Sundays only. I also keep workshops on personal requests.

To know more about dream catcher follow Chimerical Creativity on Facebook & Instagram

Get chocolate wasted with Pure Sin chocolates!!

True happiness is something that gets spread out and there’s nothing like chocolate to raise the spirits. Hence, this time we tried out sinfully rich, Pure Sin chocolates and man I must say, we literally got carried on wings of passion.

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Pure Sin offers a wide range of the most mouth watering chocolates being: White espresso, almond rocks,tangerine tango, karma, roses are brown and many more. Located at Churchgate and Khar, the store was started 17 years ago by Aarti Kapai who has elevated the selling of chocolates into an art.

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Like love,chocolate is always a delight to receive or give. Be it a birthday gift or anniversary or any other given special  occasion, chocolates prove to be a perfect gift that can be given to all near and dear ones.

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These chocolates are  like a synonym for happiness. So what are you waiting for? Go grab these wonderfully delicious chocolates from Pure Sin just like we did because we don’t believe in postponing happiness.

Rating: 4/5

Contact: Pure Sin Chocolates

To know and see more check out Pure Sin chocolate ‘s video on our Travel Coffee Vogue Facebook Page.

Beauty is the sum of many parts, discover them with soul tree!!

Guess what Travel Coffee Vogue received in the mail this weekend, beautiful product box from SoulTree.

SoulTree specialize in providing fantastic organic and herbal skin and hair products. The product variety ranges from  skin care, hair care, bath care and beauty products.

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Our cute little box contained 3 products namely.

  • Color Kohl- Ayurvedic  Kajal
  • Deep Blush Lipstick (820) – Color Rich
  • Apricot Oil & Honey With Kokum Butter Moistturiser

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Color Kohl – Ayurvedic Kajal is made by a traditional ayurvedic recipe using a 3000 year old process. It is 100% natural and extremely safe to use. It do not passes any allergies or reactions onto the eyes. The kajal comes in a nice packaging in a twist up form and is very travel friendly and less prone to breakage unlike Kajal pencils. The Kajal is made up of some really enriching herbal ingredients and composes of Organic ghee which helps in soothing the eye, Camphor for natural cooling, Organic almond oil which helps the eyes to be healthy and protected then finally the natural pigments which enhances the beauty of our eyes. They have 12 shimmer and solid kajal colours.

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Deep Blush Lipstick (820) – Color Rich is safe for your skin as it is made with natural and organic ingredients. It has no synthetic colors, fragrances or preservatives.  Free of carmine & lead, this lip wear helps bring the natural color to our lips along with giving it the right amount of moisture. It’s a lovely color.  It’s not too cool and it’s not too warm, it’s not too dark or severe and it’s not too bright or bold. If you are scared of red lippies, TRY THIS ONE. I am so in love with this color. They have 15 floral and earthy lip colors with conditioning sweet almond oil, organic ghee and the essence of rose for daily lip care.

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Apricot Oil & Honey With Kokum Butter Moistturiser  is a non-greasy skin care potion. It  is a blend of vitamin-rich oil cold pressed from ripe Himalayan Apricots, organically cultivated āyurvedic herbs, and wild honey from the Sirumalai forests of South India. It is further infused with Kokum butter, known for its hydrating and regenerating properties to keep our skin naturally moisturised, supple and smooth. The Apricot Oil is very finely absorbed by the skin & works on the deeper layers, leaving a non-greasy feel.  It comes in a cylindrical transparent plastic bottle with black flip-up cap. It smells faintly of almonds, rather almond oil. It easily gets absorbed into the skin, keeping it moisturized for 5-6 hours. This moisturizer is a little on the heavier side and oily skin beauties might find it greasy. This is why the company says ‘ it is not for oily skin.’  Soultree Apricot Oil & Honey Moisturizer can be used on both body and face. One can even use it as a body lotion.

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I personal loved these beauty deals, these are going  to hang out  more in my hand bag. All I will say is “Grab these beauty deals. its worth it!”

I give SoulTree 4.5/5

To grab your deals click here www.soultree.in

It really was Sukho!!

After the spa treatment was over, we were served Green tea with ginger and some fruits that helped ease out the toxins released during the massage. The instrumental music and the fragrance of lemongrass from the various oil diffusers carried us to our happy mind place. We understand why the Thai foot massage, that dates back centuries, is so famous all over the world. image

Thai Foot massage with Hot stones.

This therapy is energizing as the heat from the warmed basalt (volcano rocks) transformed into a deep relaxing form of massage. The attendant used the hot stones as an extension of her hand while massaging the feet and the leg. This technique in massage therapies is one of the most popular and frequently experienced. This therapy is advantageous because it invigorates your senses, resulting in increased energy and decreased fatigue, while you relax.stone-on-foot

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Thai Foot Massage with Herb Bun

This treatment makes use of steam heated herbal compresses as an add-on to the traditional Thai massage. The herb bun is a special blend of 23 aromatic and therapeutic herbs wrapped in a cloth to slowly release heat. The therapist uses aromatic oil and massages at the exact pressure points in the foot to release muscle tension. The entire massage has an invigorating effect that stimulates the senses.Herb bun

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