The Liebster Award

I was nominated for The Liebster Award by 3 beautiful people! Thank you Shwetali Di of Not So Hard To Be Pretty,  Sangeeta Di of Beauty NYX  and Shilpa Di of Alive n Kicking  for nominating me! πŸ˜€

Rules for Liebster Award..

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and comment on their blog
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Nominate 10 bloggers that you think deserve the award, and notify them
4. Answer the 10 questions you are given, and give 10 more for the bloggers you nominate to answer
5. Make a copy of the rules in your post

Answers for Shwetali Di’s questions..

1. What do you specially do on weekends?

Eat, Sleep, Blog, Repeat.  πŸ˜›

2. Have you ever thought of being full time blogger?

Yeah I’d want to be one πŸ™‚

3. Which is your favorite place to visit?

River/beach side.

4. Home made food or street food ?

Street food!  (Mom knows my answer, don’t worry :P)

5. What was your first thought when you woke up in this morning ?

I want to sleep some more πŸ˜›

6. What cheers you up ?

Family time πŸ™‚

7. What do you order or not order at restaurant ?

Order :-  South Indian food.

Dont order :- Tea. I only drink Homemade tea.

8. What question do you hate to answer ?

Hmm, any question related to maths  πŸ˜›

9. Have you ever dance on stage?

Nope nope nope -shivers-  πŸ˜ You’ll be surprised to know that I don’t dance even when I’m all alone.  πŸ˜›

10. What have you always wanted? did you get it?

Happiness and peace. Yes & No.  πŸ™

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Answers for Sangeeta Di’s questions..

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started it to pass my time, now it has become one of my favourite hobby.   πŸ™‚

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Malta (Europe).

3. If you could act as the main lead in a movie, which movie would it be and why?

It’d be my own biopic because I love myself.  πŸ˜€

4. What is your favourite movie quote?

Each and every damn dialogue of Salman Bhai.  πŸ˜€

5. If you had to give up one forever which would be – lipstick or lipgloss?

Lipgloss.. I don’t like them anyways  πŸ˜›

6. Who was your childhood hero?

My dad was, is & will be my hero forever.

7. If the sky is the limit, what would you like to do next?

 Go under water  πŸ˜€

8. What is your favourite makeup and skincare trick?

I use orange lipstick as under eye corrector. (It’s a common trick tho  ;P) Don’t have any skincare trick yet..

9. Who is your favourite Disney cartoon character?

Actually I like shinchan but he’s not a Disney cartoon character so I would say Mickey and Minnie ^_^

10. What’s your favourite hobby (aside from blogging!)

Listening to music, watching news, gaming.  πŸ™‚

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Answers to Shilpa Di’s questions..

1. Who has been your motivation in the blogging world?

All the people who love and appreciate my posts.  πŸ™‚

2. What do you wish you were better at?

Socializing. Talking to new people.

3. Any cute childhood memory.

Hmm I used to call achaar as pachaar.   πŸ˜›

4. What’s your fav pastime?

Gaming and talking to my friends on Whatsapp  πŸ™‚ (most fav one is sleeping, not sure if it’s considered as a pastime  :P)

5. On which social platform can we find you most active?

Instagram  πŸ˜€

6. Define yourself as a person in one sentence.

I am a very complicated person..

7. What is your unfulfilled dream till date?

I still don’t have a single MAC lipstick  πŸ™ πŸ˜›

8. What is the most important thing you learnt from blogging?

Write for your readers, not for yourself.

9. Which kind of attire you prefer in daily routine?

Leggings and kurti/Palazzos and top.

10. Did you ever have any unpleasant experience related to blogging? If yes, brief about it.

None yet but sometimes I mess up with my blog’s codes and I can’t fix em by myself because I don’t know coding πŸ™

11. Please give a suggestion/compliment/feedback about my blog Alive n Kicking πŸ™‚

Love all your posts and the blog’s design too!  πŸ™‚ Suggestion – Try to use jumpbreaks after 1-2 paragraphs as it helps to load your blog faster when a person is using  desktop view.   πŸ™‚

I would like to nominate these lovely ladies..

Anubhuti Di of Senseiteve
Purva Di of PlanetBeauties
Vishakha Di of ReviewWali
Denise sis of Denisesplanet
Kiran Di of BeautifulHameshaBlog
Preethy Di of PrettyKooll
Mariyam Di of TheMidnightBeauties
Chichi Di of ChichisTashan
Kanika Di of DoseOfLife
Ketakee Di of IndianGorgeousBlog

(Oh BTW Di = Elder sister,  I am younger than all of them :P)

And here are my questions for them..

1. What is the one thing that you can’t live without?
2. A random fact about yourself!
3. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you ask for, and why?
4. How and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
5. What are the three things that make you happy instantly?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. Has any movie, or book made a huge impact on you?
8. Do you have any hidden talent that no one knows about?
9. What is your holy grail makeup/skincare product?
10. Gloss, Shimmer or matte, which one would you choose?
(Optional) 11. Please give a suggestion/compliment/feedback about my blog – Rainbow Columns  πŸ˜€

Once you have answered those questions, please do let me know (in the comments section or elsewhere), I am eagerly waiting to read everyone’s answers!  πŸ˜€ 

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Featuring Skin18.com – A Website For All Korean Skincare Products!

We all know that Korea is famous for its variety of skincare products and Korean women for their dedication towards their skincare routine. They start taking care of their skin from very young age which results in their flawless and healthy looking skin later in their life! Few years back it was really hard to find K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) products in most of the countries (including India!!)but now you can buy them from the comfort of your home !

I am really excited to introduce you all to a website which is a one-stop shop for all the K-Beauty fans and lovers!  It is a Hong Kong based website which sells skincare and cosmetic products of various popular brands like Etude House, Holika Holika,  Tony Moly, Nature’s Republic, Innisfree and manyyy more!  They provide free shipping worldwide on orders above $40 (USD), for orders under $40 you’ll have to pay shipping fees according to your order’s weight (which won’t be a lot, I guess). Read on to know more about the website..

Skin18.com
About Skin18..


SKIN18 believes in skincare instead of makeup. Skincare products feed natural ingredients and nutrition to your skin while makeup is considered as a coverage. A lady may not have perfect features but still look charming with beautiful skin, imagine a young girl with smaller eyes and big nose will still look good at the age of 18. Founder of Skin18 concerns about her skin the most, and our mission here is to bring you products that will makes you look forever 18. It is the best to start your skincare as early as possible but there is never too late just like having exercise for a healthy body.
SKIN18 is very picky on selecting the workable skin healthy products and inviting bloggers, users, clients, reporters to write reviews with testing products is one of the way – please feel free to join Skin18 and share your feelings about skincare. Ladies – it is time to spend your leisure time on yourself. Our guarantee is to ensure all products placed in our website is good for your skin.
A few words from the founder of Skin18, Miss Eugenie Shek.. 


My mother educated my sister and I that skin care is one of the most important things we will have to be aware of since we were young ladies. She reassured us that make up is not a major concern, if we have good, healthy glowing skin. For this reason, I have been very picky on anything that has to put on my face and skin since I was a teen. Understanding that it is helpful to change skin care products from time to time as our skin can get used to products after a while of using them and they will no longer work. My skin care habit has been switching between a lots of high end brands that is sold in big cities in China, the United States and Europe.
Recent year, I have changed my skin care routine totally by following the Korean skin care habit after my visit to this country. Not only my skin looks vibrant and my fine line diminished, I also have a fatter wallet ever since due to effective skin care product for reasonable prices. I realized that Korean skin care and cosmetic are based on natural ingredients and innovative ideas. My sister and I thought of bringing this wonderful routine to the World so that ladies could also enjoy the privilege of spending less and having wonderful skin.
Being obsess about skin care is one of the addictive habits in our family. As a busy business woman with 2 kids at a certain age (not young), I pay extra attention about my skin. I am amazed on how Korean natural skin care and make up has been changing my mentality of high quality skin care does not have to be expensive. With 20 years plus of running my own online and offline business, my theory is to bring the best to my customers. I am particular dainty on skin care products. We would assure every single item we are selling on our website is authentic and fresh.
They’ve started this business with a very sweet thought of providing the best & innovative Korean skincare products to women around the world, I really appreciate this! β™₯ Here are the ahhhh-mazing looking products I received from them ..
Left to right – Medicos V Essential Mask Pure Snail | Soc 3D Beauty Serum Face Mask (Syn-ake)| Soc 3D Beauty Serum Face Mask (Lipidure) | Mirum Fresh Fruit Green Tea Real Natural Mask Pack
Left to right – Four Season Red Ginseng White Clean Active Mask | Four Season Multi Vita Brightening Active Mask | Four Season Collagen Lifting Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask
Ampoules :-
Top to bottom – BEN & SERA 15 days Anti-Wrinkle Taeng Taeng | BEN & SERA 7 days Whitening Miracle | BEN & SERA 30 days Anti-Aging Project 
Mannn  I can’t stop admiring the packaging of all these products! They sell many more products like BB/CC Creams, Cleansers, Moisturizers, Serums, Sunscreens etc. Don’t forget to check out their website – Skin18.com and explore the heaven of Korean skincare products by yourself! (I hope I don’t sound like those people in Teleshopping ads :D) They currently have this offer in which you order sheet masks and ampoules (shown above) for free! You’ll just have to pay for the shipping charges, that’s it! Click Here to visit the freebies page. BTW, The Skin18 team is really nice & helpful so don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any queries about their products or shipping! πŸ™‚ I am going to use one of the masks today and will be reviewing it soon, keep visiting!

* PR Samples – I was not paid to write this post.

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6 DIY Natural Homemade Skincare Products To Try

Hello everyone! After receiving a great response on my previous post – 8 Makeup Products You Can Make By Yourself, I am writing another compilation post of DIYs and this time it’s all about skincare products that we use on a daily basis. You can save a lot of money by making your own, effective skincare products at home instead of buying the expensive ones from market. So if you want to know about 6 DIY Natural Homemade Skincare ProductsΒ then keep on reading the post!

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Togetherness

Source – DigitalSynopsis

The picture above says it all!

Don’t you think that technology is ruining our relationships in some ways? I am not talking about the usual husband-wife or boyfriend-girlfriend relationship but about our relationship with everyone around us. Be it parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, kids, neighbors or even strangers. We always get so much engrossed with our smartphone or laptop that we even forget to blink! I am not saying that technology is a bad thing, in fact it’s really good and helpful if it’s being used properly. πŸ™‚ Look, I use technology to post all these awesome articles on my blog!  πŸ˜€

OK, even I should admit that I am addicted to my smart phone and I need it besides me all the time. πŸ˜› Oh but i am not the only person in my house addicted to it, My dad is also in the smartphone addiction club! Me and my parents always go on small outings together at least once in every 15 days to spend some quality time together but still, There have been many instances in past where me, My mom and my dad are sitting together for some family-talks but instead of talking, Me and my dad get engrossed with our respective smartphones while my mother stares at our faces and that is when I realize how a damn phone can ruin some beautiful moments of our life. My mom can also use technology but she doesn’t feels the need to use it. I asked her once if she would like me to set up a Whatsapp or Facebook account for her so that she can interact with her friends online, she said no and told me that she would rather enjoy interacting with them in real life.

Spending time on some social media website isn’t the same as connecting with people in real life. If you send me a funny joke on Whatsapp I would just reply you with “lol” or “hahaha” and will forward the message to all other people in my contact list, But, if you tell me the same joke in real life, I’d laugh my heart out even if I have heard the same joke a million times before! It’s only because we feel more connected to eachother when we are physically together. It’s good to stay in touch with people via social networking sites but whenever you get a chance, you should meet people in real life too. πŸ™‚

This era of digitalization has somehow affected our mother nature too! What was the last time you actually appriciated the beauty of mother nature instead of clicking a photo of it to post on Instagram? Have you ever planted a tree or even watered one? You don’t remember, Right? We people think that planting a tree and taking its responsibility is a huge task but seriously it’s not! Just watch the video below

You see, How a little red cap united all of them! Isn’t it a brilliant initiative by Kissan? Let’s discover the #RealJoy of Togetherness by breaking the shackles of the digital world and instead get down to the root and connect in person, by feeling and sharing real emotions in the real world!

Visit – http://kissanpur.com to know more and start your journey!



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6 DIY Natural Homemade Makeup Products To Try

We makeup lovers spend so much money on buying 100s of different makeup products, don’t we? I have just realized that instead of buying all those expensive makeup products from the market, we can DIY most of them by ourselves with the ingredients available at our home! Don’t believe me? Then check out 6Β DIY Natural Homemade Makeup ProductsΒ below!

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