Monday, July 13, 2015

Make your monsoon Fashtastic

The summer season was hot and unbearable but now comes the worst season of all, Monsoons. Rains, mud, humidity and heat all together is the worst nightmare of all the fashion lovers. You cannot wear what you like, or have to bear the fury of nature while doing it. Although some of us seem to be enjoying all these rains around, they also have something to complain about. Monsoon season brings rain, lowers down the temperature but it also affects our day-to-day life, especially fashion wise.
By giving a little thought to your everyday look, you can prevent fashion disasters as well as those mishaps we usually encounter in this season.

Relive memories with rain jackets!
Do you remember jumping into the puddles while pretending to be a superhero with those colorful cartoon embossed raincoats?

Those were the days! Relive all those memories again with style using Raincoats and Rain jackets by Sports 52 Wear, Reebok and Puma. Rain jackets are a stylish way of protecting oneself from rain while looking fabulous. They can be an essential part of your biking gear, if you love to ride bike in rains or find it difficult to go to office when it is raining heavily.

Also, if you are leaving for a party, these rain jackets can save your attire as well. Guys this is a must have for you and girls, you can also wear them!

Say hello to Hawaiians and jelly shoes!
Those high-end strappy sandals might be your favorite but rainwater can destroy them. You might have faced broken sandals in every rainy season since your everyday sandals are not made for bearing the water. It is better to wear or carry colorful Hawaiians, floaters and jelly shoes in this season to prevent such mishaps.

YoJelo! from Carlton London or rubber slippers by Crocs is a good switch of fashion footwear suitable for monsoons. Also, they keep your feet dry and comfortable preventing stink, fungal or bacterial infections.

Get the look with Waterproof accessories!
Accessories are a must have to look stunning or adding layers to your overall look. If you have been avoiding wearing them due to rains, it is time for you to switch the usual ones with waterproof accessories. Waterproof watches by Adidas Originals, Puma and Maxima, waterproof sneakers by Nike and Reebok, Waterproof bags by American Tourister can definitely save your day from utter disaster.

Levi’s jeans also have waterproof jeans and jackets collection, so if you are into denims, head to toe waterproofing is right within your reach. Walk in the rain with your head held high, because these waterproof accessories will keep you dry!

Stay gorgeous with Waterproof makeup!
With the first raindrop hitting the earth, endless pursuit of saving the makeup starts among girls. Even though they have just applied a small kajal streak, it can be turned into an utter disaster. How about protecting the look with waterproof makeup.

Maybelline, Lakme, Miss Claire, and MUA are some of the brands having waterproof kajal, mascara and BB creams that can save your day without running down the cheeks.

Go with cottons!
Since you will be facing a lot of rain and humidity thereafter, the fabric of the apparel has to be absorbent and quick dry. If the fabric is unable to absorb water and sweat, your body can develop rashes and blisters, which can turn into something furthermore gruesome with time. Go with cotton, linen and blend cotton fabrics for the monsoon.

Avoid whites- Wear more colors!
Turn your boring monsoons into vibrant ones with stunning colorful apparel available for the season. You can bid goodbye to pastels and whites since they can get dirty easily and are very hard to clean up.

With all the mud, rainwater and dirt around in the street, it is wise to skip whites. Wear colorful apparels teaming them up with vibrant accessories and jelly shoes.
Enjoy your monsoon season without being a messy fashion disaster this year. Flaunt your colorful rain jackets, and printed umbrellas. Step out in soft jelly shoes looking gorgeous in waterproof makeup. Guys, you have a lot available for monsoon as well so don’t be sad. Cheer up and have fun in the rain!

About the Author
Minakshi Pharswal is a blogger working with one of India’s leading online fashion destination. Being a crazy shopper and blogger, she keeps an eye on latest trends in shopping, fashion and accessories and write about them.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Now, UC Cricket with UC Browser

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Cricket is a very funny game. Do you agree with me? Yes, you will! Trust me it is the  only game that will make you go crazy. It will make you skip your meals, bunk your classes and prevent you from focusing on your exams and studies. Trust me it all happened with me. It was March 2nd , 2003 - the epic India Vs Pakistan clash and I had my Algebra exam the day after. For me Cricket was  a religion as it is for most Indians. It was an important exam for me. I had to score more marks in Maths in order to hike my overall aggregate marks. I couldn't afford to take risk. And during those days it was the marks crazy world! The one who scores more gets the best college and the lesser one gets into the average colleges. Just like the cricketer! The one with the highest score becomes the man of the match for that game. That was the greatest dilemma in my life.  By then my life had turned topsy-turvy after not knowing what to do. My mind swinged in both the directions. At one time it got excited after hearing about Sachin's maestro innings and on the other side it had to recollect all the Trigonometric formulas. I had put it in a difficult situation. As my mom came to know about this, she came up with a rolling pin to smash me. She had taken a week's holiday for my exam and I was not cooperative at all. Such a crazy cricket loving guy that I was! 

With passing days, the craze for Cricket grew more. With the entry of modern day cricketers, the cricket enthusiast in me thought of supporting and encouraging new talents by watching all the games that they played. Sometimes  it became difficult to manage time for this game amid busy schedules. Trust me during those days the smart phone would come to the rescue. It's the smart phone that serves a pivotal role in establishing a connection between me and the game that I love the most. At office , I would check the match scores time and again through my mobile phone. These days due to 3G and 4G, the internet connectivity has  grown tremendously. So its obvious that people do vouch for watching  live cricket on their phone. That's how I remain connected to this sport that I adore. The smart phone is the messiah when it comes to watching cricket while  you are at office. I have enjoyed some precious days watching some brilliant innings played by Yuvraj Singh during the first T20 world cup, MS Dhoni's majestic 90 in the 2011 World Cup finals and Sachin and Sehways memorable double century. I saw Sehwags 219 on my  friends mobile phone. 

UC Browser is fast and super fast. So you can surf it fast and faster with the new UC Browser. It's got the UC Cricket, a space for every Cricket lover that connects them to the game wherever they are! Isn't that amazing? 

This blog post is written for UC Browser - and establish a connection to UC Cricket.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Argentina stumped, Chile wins Copa America 4 -1 on penalties

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Most thriller matches finally get a result on penalties. Well that's  what penalties are for! The star studded Argentine team bowed down to the Energetic Chile on the penalties. Chile crush them 4 -1 to clinch their first major trophy in form of the  Copa America title that too at their home soil - a proud moment indeed. Argentina needs to wait for few more years to try their hands again with the trophy! Half of the stadium was filled with people wearing Messi shirts!

It could be envisioned as the South American derby with Chile and Argentina came. This match dragged much attention across the globe as Messi fans across the world got glued to their television set. Messi was yet to prove himself at a major level in terms of trophies. May be the last years humilating World Cup loss  to Germany in the finals came haunting once again.  Higuain still didn't seem to learn from his previous mistakes. His missed opportunities during the last minute of the normal time would have changed the results drastically. Also his penalty miss cost big for the Argentines. With Messi being the solo goal scorer for Argentina, it became obvious that the other team members did their best too. Messi can't click every time. A team becomes meaningful only when all the members contribute. One can't rely on a one man show everytime. That's what the greatest lesson that the match has taught. Chile on the other  side with spearheaded by the Arsenal fame Sanchez and other greats like Vidal provided what could be the biggest victory in the Chilean Football history. Chile had outsmarted some good teams like Uruguay and Peru  in the past and this time Argentina was on the facing side.  

On an ugly side, Messi's family had to be shifted into a television cabin after being abused by some Chilean fans.His elder brother Rodrigo was beaten as well.Chile was aggressive from the beginning. It reminded of the German team and the Oranje army from the Fifa World Cup 2014 held at Brazil. Argentina has defeated Paraguay and Colombia earlier. But their encounter against Chile seemed spineless effort. Every effort of the Argentines proved futile and Chile deserved every bit of it. Argentina stood no where to winning this game after seeing their performance through out.