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App Review : Zooty, Beauty and Salon Deals

You’ve probably heard of Ziffi. Well, recently they went to the dressing room and got themselves a snazzy makeover. They come with a fun name now- Zooty – but you can still get some great salon deals on the app. Since this was right up my alley, they got in touch with me and I was pretty gung ho about doing the review. So, here’s what I thought. They have an okayish rating but that could be because they changed and all. The interface is quite cool and colourful and that is my thing so I was instantly drawn to it. Even the heart icon they use is quite fun. Also, while loading, the slide screens are doing their thing.   Then, you must sign in, which is kind of a bummer because I would really like to see what they’ve on offer before I make that kind of commitment. And they ask your gender as well.   Once you’ve given them all this info,┬áit instantly takes into account where you are located and suggests …

Powerhouse Gym, Juhu : Walkthrough and Tour

The gym and I are not very good friends. We mostly avoid each other and when we meet, rather occasionally, we chat quickly and then get moving. So when I was recently invited by the Powerhouse Gym in Juhu for a tour and trial, I was reluctant because it would mean getting off my bum. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not the gym. It’s exercising in the gym that puts me off. Like the treadmill. You are moving but you are not getting anywhere. Plus, staring at a wall? Not fun. Anyway, I headed over to Powerhouse Gym in Juhu and was hoping they would surprise me. And they did. Thank god. So allow me to give you a quick walkthrough around the gym. I must tell you this, they have lots of treadmills. Like plenty of them. Which is great because you don’t have to creepily walk up to the people running and sweating profusely and ask them when they’ll get off. The best bit? These treadmills face a window. So there’s a view. *high …

Don’t Wake Up With a Hangover. Liv It Up is here.

There are times in your life when you need help. Like when you are lifting something heavy and pull a muscle, you need a relaxant. Or when you’ve had a heart break. You need ice cream. Then there are times when you’ve had too much to drink. This is when you start making people uncomfortable by revealing truths, dancing badly to cheap Bollywood songs and think yourself as quite the charmer. This is also the time that you hit the bed and end up spending the night with one sock on. This, as you can tell, is a great way to wake up with a hangover. The head hurts, your mouth feels dry and metallic alternatively and in general you are in a messed up state of mind. Turns out, you don’t have to feel that way anymore. I was recently sent Liv It Up – an Ayurvedic Hangover Shield that claims to take care of your hangover and keep your liver healthy. I tried this just once and I was only a few drinks …

BigStylist.com, a Home Salon Service Review. Is it worth it?

Among the home salon services, I think I have now officially covered all of them. I know that sounds very comprehensive but these people advertise to me on Facebook and Instagram all the time, so really, not so difficult. But, and I have said this before, the thing with home salon services is that you actually have to get off your bum and help the person out which, well, not so fun. Anyway, I got the people at BigStylist over. Here’s what happened. First things first, they tell you that you can get 4 services done for Rs.999. This is not true. Once you do go to the website and click on the services you want, all the while feeling rather smug for getting such a good deal, you get a rude shock when you get a message saying you’ve booked services for Rs.1149. While that certainly isn’t expensive, if I am going to pay taxes or whatever, just let me know upfront. The Service Once I made the booking and made peace with the …

Should You Go Pro on Gaana? Find out with this App Review

Before we get into this review, you have to promise you’ll not judge my music choices because you are going to see plenty to screenshots and that’s kind of really putting me out there for judgement. Which is very brave of me, you must admit. That’s enough about me. We are going to review this app which I have been using for a while now so I really know how this works. I have had the app for a while but to really be thorough, I hopped over to the Play store to see how they are performing there. So far, pretty good. They reply to the good and bad and are generally listening, from the looks of it. And 4.3 in rating. Great.   The Interface When you first open the app, you should ideally be at home. But I am usually in my ‘Songs’ section which is where I have my downloaded music and favourites. The home page though, is pretty comprehensive listing trending songs, new releases and the like. Further down, there’s …

Salon Review (Women): Happy In The Head, Bandra

Last weekend, I had a soiree to attend and I hadn’t had a great haircut in months. I thought it was time my locks got some snogging with a pair of scissors and I have been wanting to try this place called Happy in the Head for a while now. So I made an appointment and here’s how the entire experience went. I must pepper you with a little information first. Avani, who owns this place is ex Mad O Wat and has that same quirky vein run through her. Or that’s what I assume. The Space It’s a tiny little cubbyhole tucked into a lane in Bandra. The lane in question though is home to 3 of the major colleges in Bandra so it’s not quiet. Also, I found it really peculiar that there’s more place outside the salon than in it. And when I reached, I was greeted my various women (clients) pottering around outside with foils in their hair. I imagine like baking in makeup? Baking your hair must be a thing …

Hotel Review: Saj By The Lake, Malshej Ghat

A good deal is worth a million in hand goes a popular proverb. Or maybe that’s just me. That’s how deep I am. I make up my own proverbs. But as usual, we digress. So, a few months ago we had bought a deal on this website called Nearbuy. We made a booking at a hotel but had to cancel it because of a personal crisis. Many months later, we decided to use it. So we made a booking at the Saj By The Lake in Malshej Ghat. I am a really optimistic person and was hoping it would be cooler there which proves that I am plain silly. Anyway, since it was booked through nearbuy, we did call up and confirm the booking and they said, yes we had been pencilled in. Arrival We came to the hotel after a long, hot drive and really, I was under the impression that we were somewhere near Delhi at this point. We got kokum sherbet and such small mercies are the reason for my existence. I …