Review: country inn and suites by Radisson, Mysore.

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Travelling makes the soul happy.
The above quote perfectly fits my case. I’ve forever loved traveling, for me more than the destination the journey is an important factor. Plus if the mobile network starts fluctuating it’s a cherry on top of the cake.
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I’ve been traveling to Mysore quite often in the past years, I’ve happened to stay at the country inn and suits few times and each time I posted about my stay, I’ve always got requests from my followers to write an overall experience of the stay. I am not even exaggerating here, but few of them followed up on when the blog post will be up. I never had plans to write about the experience at the country inn and suits, but I dint wanted to turn them down. So here it is.

The country inn and suites by Radisson Mysore is one of the top-notch hotels around the city. The ambiance, the rooms, the staff, and the food will surely make your stay a comforting and pleasant one.
What’s the most important thing about traveling?
The beautiful nature and the scenic view of the city right? Umm 🤔 partially right.
For me, the most important thing about traveling is a good scenic view and a great stay.
Today it is very common that we rely on google reviews and we book our rooms. I had a terrible experience when I trusted the google reviews 😒.
So without a further delay lets dive into my personal experience.

As soon as you enter, the lobby is huge and recliners all over because they know exactly how tired you are after the journey.
They welcome you with big smiles and a welcome drink.
There is no such delay or waiting when it comes to allotting the room that you’ve booked for.
The rooms are very neatly arranged and all the essentials are provided.
I love their ambiance of the rooms, cozy and spacious.
Amenities include all the basic requirements.
The bathroom includes a shower cubical and the loo which is kept clean.
The hotel is on the outskirts of Mysore thus ensuring not much of the hustle-bustle of the city.
The whole property is surrounded by greenery so expect a lot of fresh air around.
The property has a swimming pool, a gym, a little play area for the little ones, a spa, a business centre, on site restaurants and a few stalls which exhibits the main handicrafts of the city.
The staff is extremely friendly, courteous and helpful.
The breakfast had a huge spread, everything delicious no doubt.

To sum it up I did have a fabulous stay at the country inn and suites by Radisson. Mysore is a beautiful city with a lot of tourist attractions, but post the sightseeing we all prefer a pleasant stay right? so don’t risk your stay whenever you travel.
There are a lot of other stay options in and around Mysore, I prefer staying at the country inn and suites Mysore, because of the good stay experience in the past and a bunch of good memories.

**I’ve reviewed the property candid and honest**

All other details about the property, price details and the availability,

Contact here 👇
The country inn and suites by Radisson.
345/a hebbal area
Near Infosys campus.
Mysore
KA 570016
Ph. +91 8216642000

https://www.countryinns.com/mysore/

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Review: club Mahindra derby green, ooty.

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Hope you’re doing well.

It’s said in a quote that vacation are the best days of all. Sometimes when you feel depressed, worried about your daily routine and stressed days it’s your body asking you to take a break. When you go for vacation you come back with more energy and more enthusiasm, thus enjoying your work. What better than a prestigious stay in a hill station.

Recently we visited ooty and chose to stay at club Mahindra derby green. Club Mahindra needs no introduction, since it was my first experience here I thought I would give you guys the first impression of the property.

Started in 1996, the company’s flagship brand “club Mahindra holidays”, today has a fast growing customer base of over 235000 members and 50+ resorts at some of the most exotic locations in India and abroad.

This property is one of the oldest yet well maintained. The property is spread across 5 and half acres. I was pleased to see the city view and race course view from our room. It has almost 89 rooms. Since it’s an old property the structure of the room is little different from the usual ones. The room has amenities like tea/coffee maker, a microwave and other modern amenities. There is seating area for every room so that no one misses out on view outside.

The most favorite part of this property is that it is surrounded by greenery. The different flowers which has different colors will automatically bloom your days. It feels refreshing to be around the beautiful garden and sip on some hot tea. The birds chirping here is much better than the Bangalore hustle bustle. From the time you enter the gate of derby green till you exit, the property will make sure you’ll find greenery all around. At every nook and corner here will make you fall in love with the property. There are relaxing chairs and benches all over the property if at all you get bored with the same view from your room.

The hospitality here is cherry on top of the cake. Every staff working here will make certain that you’re having a great stay. The smiles are so warmth enough to make your day. From the security at the entrance gate to room service person everyone here is so kind and sweet. If there’s any kind of entertainment and fun happening around, they’ll call up individually and ask if interested. To every concern of ours they’ll find a solution.

We stayed here for 2 days so we had 2 complimentary breakfast and 1 buffet lunch here. The complimentary breakfast here had some delicious spread that one cannot resist eating. It included toast, pastries, fruits, juices, cereals, beverages, eggs etc. There is a live counter where you could ask for south Indian style hot dosas. The lunch buffet too had a vast spread. But as I was expecting biriyani for lunch I was little disappointed. There was obviously a tasty spread from north Indian to south. The food here had authentic taste of local food and we all know about the hygiene maintained here.

Overall my experience about my stay here at club Mahindra is forever locked in my memory book. Ooty is in itself a great place to visit especially from Bangalore as it the only nearest hill station. In addition if opted for a club Mahindra stay I am sure anyone’s trip is going to be fruitful and awesome.

Rating: 5/5

Value for money: 8/10.

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Review: xplorabox.

Hello everyone.

Hope you’re doing well.

Being a mom of a toddler I can assure you by now that this is the most difficult phase of all. It’s not only about the 100s of questions they ask each hour but also getting bored in a jiffy. When I think of my childhood days I remember using a term ‘BORED’ is only when we had 2 months of summer vacations and the last few days were kind of boring. And whenever I complained about my boring days to my mom, she would always say start studying for the next year.😉

Now, as a parent myself I know how different is this generation. As I told earlier in my previous blogs that ‘we 90s kid are the only generation who have struggled to become friends with our parents and we are struggling to become friends with our kids’.

This generation is different we cannot help! But the fact that there are people making a real change for keeping a toddler busy which in return helps them grow better physically, mentally and intellectually.

I’ve recently come across the activity subscription box for kids. “Xplorabox” is an unique cocept where in they try to engage kids with all new activities every month. The age curated monthly subscription box has 5 different activities and each activity is totally different from each other. The ‘jungle themed’ box here has 5 activity.

  1. My magnetic wildlife.
  • Motor skills
  • Academic skills
  • Confidence
  • Creative and exploring skills

This activity has a magnetic board, animal cutouts, 1 sheet of dense jungle animals and 1 sheet of cold regions animals.

Each sheet has to be placed over the magnetic board and the child has to match the pictures with the animal cutouts. this keeps them engaged and they really love the magnetic feel whenever they attch a picture.

2. Animal puzzle.

  • Motor skills
  • Academic skills
  • Confidence
  • Play and social skills.

There are 4 cutouts of animals and their babies. This is a jigsaw puzzle. A very innovative way of introducing animals and their babies. As each puzzle has different number of babies with them it’s fun to count the babies too.

3. Match the spots.

  • Motor skills
  • Creative and exploring skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Play and social skills.

This activity has a board of animal patterns and there are cutouts of each animal.

The child has to recognize the animal pattern and then match it accordingly. Again a very new concept and very engaging.

4. My reptile world craft activity.

  • Motor skills
  • Creative and exploring skills
  • Play and social skills.

This is  a coloring activity which has a board, cutout sheets, 2 colors (paint), 2 sponges, 1 color tray and glue drop sheet.

Exploring paint is every kid’s favorite. This activity has cutouts of few reptiles. The child has to color the reptiles using a sponge and once the reptiles are colored they are all arranged in a big board and thus making a reptile world.

5. Monkey feeder

  • Motor skills
  • Academic skills
  • Cognitive skills.
  • Play and social skills.

This activity has a monkey board which has its mouth open, a tree with a tiny spinner and 12 fruit cutouts. This is my personal favorite too. Basically, a tree has 3 fruits (banana, mango and orange) attached. Every time the child rotates the spinner and it shows any of the fruits, the child has to pick the same fruits from the tree and feed it to the monkey. This game goes on and on.

My personal experience.

  • This is one of the innovative way to keep kids engaged.
  • There are 5 different activity in a single box every month.
  • Each activity has its own benefits to the child and the details about the improvements are listed in the box.
  • All the items provided here has a good quality. It’s totally not a one-time activity and it can be used later on.
  • Each activity is safeguarded in a cloth bag thus there is never a chance of mixing up.
  • It’s an age appropriate box from 2-4, 4-6, 6-8 and 8+.
  • The materials provided has good quality and there is no fear of wear and tear.
  • Each activity has an instruction card and there is no worry of not understanding an activity.

The most important thing about this box is that this is one of the best way to spend some quality time with kids.

another most important factor is that this keeps screen time away.

This box is priced at Rs.1099/-

Link- https://www.xplorabox.com/

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Review: Ekam’s personal care Products.

Hello everybody.

Hope you’re doing good.

Taking care of skin is as important as eating healthy food. One should always ensure that they are taking good care of the skin because at the end of the day your skin is something that you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life. The major thing that has to be kept in mind is the products you choose and the quality of product.

I am glad I came across this brand called EKAM

Being a mom or a working woman, we woman always complain about not getting enough time to take care of ourselves and pamper our skin. Running into a salon every now and then is not a good idea at all, especially if you’re a mom like me. So this time I am sorted with indulging in the experience of EKAM products.

EKAM

Ekam is one of the luxury brands that offers you a wide variety of products from scented candles to personal care products. Ekam is one such brand which innovates new products ensuring its customers until they are pleased. All their products are elegant to look and beautifully packed. Sit back and enjoy the review of the most relaxing products that I encountered.

1.shimmering rays face and body mask.

With glycerine and white bentonite.

Product claims;

*bentonite expels toxins

*kaolin removes excess oil.

*glycerine moisturize the skin.

*the mask soothes the sensitive skin.

*balances the PH of oily skin.

My personal experience:

The turquoise color of the mask makes it feel like an oceanic experience.

It smells like an ocean filled with clay.

The mask is creamy and gives spa vibe for sure.

There is a tingling sensation and cooling effect immediately after applying the mask.

Its gentle on skin and easy to use.

Unlike other mask that dries out and makes skin-tight, this washes off quickly without scrubbing.

Makes skin softer and smoother right after the wash.

Acne spots got reduced just after first wash.

This product is suitable for oily and sensitive skin.

The packaging of the product is excellent. I loved their Maldives range product collection. The colors of these packaging will surely give the beach vibe.

Ingredients:

price: Rs. 590 for 100 gms.

2. Morning dew scrub.

With sea buckthorn oil, lemon and rosemary extract.

Product claims;

*the scrub removes dead cells and impurities.

*the oil exfoliates the skin and help protects it from sun damage and free radicals.

*glycerine soothes the skin and locks moisture.

*improves skins overall texture.

*lemon brightens and lightens the skin when used over time.

My personal experience.

The texture of the scrub is very creamy.

Very light on skin.

Spreads evenly hence very easy to massage and wash.

The fresh smell stays on skin for a while.

The exfoliating granules of these scrubs work wonders to skin.

There is immediate soft, radiant and squeaky clean skin.

Skin doesn’t feel dry. Keeps the skin moisturized for a long time.

Not a travel friendly pack but definitely a home spa experience.

The packaging of this product comes under luxury. Double box packaging and air tight container that takes in 300 ml of the scrub.

It surely gives a salon experience.

ingredients

price: Rs.900 for 300 ml.

3. coco island sunscreen lotion

SPF 30 with glycerine.

Product claims:

*light and mildly scented.

*protects the skin from harmful UV rays.

*keeps the moisture locked

*effective.

SPF 30

sun protection factor is a measure of a sunscreens ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Dermatologists recommend using a SPF 15 or SPF 30 sunscreen.

My personal experience.

I was never aware of how a sunscreen can protect the skin, when I deep studied this topic I came into light the importance of it. I was glad to know that this lotion has SPF 30 which is amazing to the level of protection it gives to skin.

The lotion is again very soft on skin.

The lotion comes in a pump bottle and making it even easier to use.

Non greasy/oily after use.

Recommended to use 15 minutes prior skin exposure to sun.

this sunscreen has higher staying capability.

Works as a moisturizer as well.

Easy to carry and travel friendly.

This comes under their Maldives range of skin care.

Price: Rs.590 for 100ml.

Ingredients.

I would highly recommend the ekam products.

If you are stressed from work or anything, try the EKAM products. Relax and enjoy the day with their spa range or Maldives range. You’ll surely thank me later for the recommendation.

Ekam products will ensure that one has a great relaxing and calming day.

Rating 5 out of 5

obviously;)

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Review: the beauty co India.

Hello everybody.

Hope you’re doing well.

When it comes to taking care of your skin it’s never something that’s taken for granted. It’s a responsibility! We often neglect taking care of it. Skin needs all kind of pampering. Whether its removing the makeup so that the skin breathes or following a skin care routine. I have got you all sorted with one of the famous brand that I came across.

The beauty co India.

This brand is famous for its coffee scrubs! Yes you heard that right. Coffee is one of the most abundant sources of antioxidants. These are coffee scrubs that are blended with activated charcoal, chocolate, coffee sugar, mango and strawberry. the brand offers you a wide range of coffee scrubs and one can choose from the variety according to personal preferences.

The company believes in helping woman to become the best version of themselves.

Benefits of coffee for skin.

Antioxidants fight premature aging of skin due to heat, pollution, light and damaging free radicals.

Company claims.

*smoothens rough oily skin.

*removes dirt and grind.

*gently exfoliates dull and flaky skin

*rejuvenates dull skin.

*ingredients that prevent premature aging.

*natural oils and sugar content deeply moisturize skin.

*soft, smooth and radiant skin.

My personal experience:

I was glad to receive the 2 variants which was my personal favorite too. Strawberry and mango flavored coffee scrubs.

The beauty co India coffee scrub

strawberry.

Anything that smells strawberry becomes my favorite.

This smells exactly like a freshly squeezed strawberry mixed with coffee.

The beauty co india coffee scrub.

Mango.

Mangoes are something which you’ll not get the whole of the year. But what if I tel you that scrubs from the beauty co has a mango flavored coffee scrubs that makes justice to your skin more than mango satisfies your tongue. It smells more of a coffee with a hint of mango.

The first thing I most liked about this product is that these are made from organic coffee beans, fruits extracts and sugar.

The scrub texture is like a sand mixed with coffee.

I loved how the scrub made my skin smooth and radiant instantly after wash.

The oil present in it makes skin smooth.

And to my surprise the smooth feeling on skin stayed for almost 6 hrs straight.

Body smelled wonderful throughout the day.

I would suggest to use it on a daily basis for soft and smooth skin throughout.

The packaging of the product was way too good. Comes with a zip lock packet. Not a travel friendly though.

it’s priced decent.

I absolutely love the good vibe I get after every use, trust me!

Ingredients:

coffee robusta seed powder, sugar, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, himalayan pink rock salt, vitamin E, perfume.

How to use.

Take the required quantity of the beauty co. scrub and gently spread on wet skin. Massage on circular motion. Leave it on skin for 3 to 5 min, then rinse. Pat dry with a towel.

Rating: 5.

price: Rs.599.

Availability: online stores

nykaa, amazon, www.thebeautyco.in

not easily available offline.

Overall this is one such product which gives instant results be it be soft skin or radiant skin.

I would definitely recommend this product.

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Review: seba med baby cream extra soft

Hello everybody

Today I am going to review seba med baby cream. Seba med is a Germany product. It has a quite range of baby products. Much recommended for new born as it is a trusted product of most of the mothers.

IMG_3205When it comes to buying product for your little one we try to be choosy and we buy the best and the most trusted ones. And I must say that seba med products are worthy.

About the product:

Protects and cares with 42% lipid formula

It soothes irritation and promotes regeneration.

Its ideally for ph 5.5 skin.

what the company claims:

promotes the development of the skins protective acid mantle.

a protective film without interfering with the skins breathing.

Indicated for contact chafing and protection of the nappy area.

Intensive protection for delicate baby skin.

Safeguards against harmful environmental influences.

Ingredients

img_3211.jpgMy personal experience:

This cream has been my companion since my baby’s birth. I really love the way it moisturizes the skin and doesn’t makes skin dry. I have even used it as a nappy cream. Seba med has always been my favorite when it comes to baby products.

*the product moisturizes baby’s skin and leaves it oily and never dries out.

*easy to apply.

*the cream is thick in consistency and spreads evenly when you massage all over baby’s skin.

*it is white in color and free from color additives.

*it does not have any fragrance and thus free from harmful fragrance components.

*little amount of it is sufficient for the day.

*packaging is very simple, white bottle with blue flip top.

(I love the color bdw)

*the product is little pricey but for the quality it’s worth the money.

The product is available in drug stores and online.

Its Rs.630 for 200 ml.

Would i recommend this product?

yes!

Rating:5 OUT OF 5!

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