Thursday, 25 August 2016

#BootUpYourLife with Reliance resQ Care Plan


#BootUpYourLife with Reliance resQ Care Plan

   Electronics are something that we, the generation of today, cannot imagine our lives without. And considering how they make our lives easier and entertain us, why wouldn’t that be? We are so dependent on our televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, computers, air conditioners and more that the moment they stop working or experience a glitch, all hell breaks loose. It is then that the frantic search for warranty cards, hassles of taking the broken down item to and from the purchasing stores or the never-ending quest of finding a qualified and dependable electrician begins. It was these problems which consumers face which made Reliance come up with their resQ Care Plan. They were kind enough to send, Mr. Narsing Pandhre, a Specialist Engineer, part of the resQ team since around 5 years, who informed me about the different features offered by them.

#BootUpYourLife with Reliance resQ Care Plan

#BootUpYourLife with Reliance resQ Care Plan

   The prerequisites for signing up an appliance for the Reliance resQ Care Plan are that it should be in a working condition and be brought less than a certain numbers of years ago (Five years for television, Ten years for a refrigerator and air conditioner, and so on) which is ascertained by one of their qualified team members. The state of the appliance, specific type and age of the same is ascertained, the same along with customer's details are jotted down on the resQ invoice form and payment for the same is to be made according to the rate card. The appliances can be signed up for resQ during their warranty period (2 years at a time) or even after it has expired (For 1 year period), and can be both, those bought from a Reliance Digital or any other retail store. Signing up for the resQ Care Plan also entitles users to 5 different vouchers, ranging from a free service to attractive discounts.

#BootUpYourLife with Reliance resQ Care Plan

   Once the process of aforementioned registration is done, Reliance resQ takes up the responsibility of the appliance with regards to its installation, maintenance or repair, depending upon the need that arises, until the date of lapse of the warranty. One needs to just contact the resQ team for the service needed, and they would take care of the rest - Transportation of the device if needed, diagnosing the problem and repairing it either by tweaking with the appliances or if needed installing new parts sourced right from the manufacturing brand, all that without having to shell out any extra cash! They also provide regular servicing of appliances like air conditioners and provide a standby unit for certain devices like refrigerators until the customer's device is transported back to their homes after repairs.

#BootUpYourLife with Reliance resQ Care Plan

   When asked about what makes the resQ Care Plan different and better than the rest, Mr. Narsing Pandre concluded with the following points:
- The first installation - maintenance - repair service of its kind.
- Provides multi-brand, multi-product services all under one roof.
- Transportation of the product to and fro the service centre is provided.
- Provision of stand-by unit in case of delays in service.
- No additional expenditure needed from the customer's side apart from the initial investment.
- In case the product under warranty cannot by serviced due to unavailability of the defective part, rendering the appliance useless, resQ pays a part of the price of the product.
- Complimentary booklet containing 5 resQ vouchers.
- Services provided 365 days a year.
- Long working hours (10 am to 10 pm) for convenience of customers.

   To know more about Reliance Digital, click here and for more information on resQ Care Plan, click here

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Product Review - Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap



Product Review - Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap
  
   I have recently been experimenting with a lot of 'Make In India' brands which make their products solely using natural ingredients and are devoid of chemical additives. On my journey of the same, I came across the brand - Fuschia, a subunit of Vkare Bio Sciences Pvt. Ltd. which manufactures natural, handmade skincare products. Reviewing a soap, the Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap from their range below.
 
   Product Claims: Natural handcrafted soap is a luxurious tool in keeping your skin healthy. With its creamy lather, wonderful fragrances, and now affordable prices, pampering yourself has never felt so good. Its popularity is growing rapidly as a chemical free alternative to conventional soaps.
- Made With Natural Ingredients, Fragrance and Essential Aroma Oils.
- Offers Healing & Curative Properties - Common skin disorders like acne, eczema and psoriasis can be treated.
- Contains Anti-Oxidants.
- Contains the Natural Humectant (Moisturizer) Known as “Glycerin”.
- Is Simply Luxurious To Look At.

Product Review - Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap
 
   Price: Rs. 225/-
   Volume: 100 g.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Care Of Your Soap:
- Don't let your soap stay in water for long.
- Use a well-drained soap dish to keep your soap dry.
- Use loofah to increase the life of soap.
- Store your soap in a cool, dry, dark & well-ventilated closet.
- Soap color may fade with time & exposure to excess light, but this does not effect the soap quality & efficacy.
   Ingredients: Enriched with vegetable glycerine base, olive oil, castor oil, active herbs & spices (in herbal variants), coconut oil, palm oil & essential aroma oils.
  
Product Review - Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap

   The Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap comes wrapped in transparent cellophane which is encased in a simple embossed pink cardboard covering. The outer cover is stuck with an information sticker mentioning the name of - The brand, the product and its specific variant and its size on its front side while yet another one printed with its price, manufacturing date and contact and customer care details is present on its backside. The soap comes with a small pamphlet which mentions its ingredients, shelf life and points mentioned above as 'Care Of Your Soap'. The soap itself is translucent, dark ruby red in color and has a few air bubbles interspersed in it giving its surface a bit of a bumpy feel.
   The Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap fills the bathroom with its berry fragrance, lathering well on coming in contact with water. It cleanses the skin effectively providing it with freshness. It is easy to rinse off the skin without leaving any kind of residue on it. It doesn't dry out the skin by stripping it off its natural oils, helping to keep it soft and supple. It kept my skin free from acne through entire duration of its use. A single bar lasted for 25 long days for me, resisting quick dissolution, which is commendable considering the soap's size and the absence of artificial preservatives in it. Also, the soap is cruelty free, 100 % vegetarian and free from SLS, parabens, pthalates and mineral oil. 
   The Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap is easily available across online retail portals in India but may prove to be a bit pricey for many people at Rs. 225/- for a single bar.
 
Product Review - Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap
 
   Pros:
- Simple, compact packaging.
- Scented with fragrance of berries.
- Lathers well.
- Cleanses skin effectively.
- Easy to rinse off.
- Does not leave creamy residue on skin.
- Doesn't strip skin off its natural oils.
- Doesn't dry out the skin.
- Refreshes the skin.
- Keeps skin soft and supple.
- Keeps eruption of acne in check.
- A single bar lasts around for 25 days.
- Resists quick dissolution when kept in a dry soap bar. 
- 100 % vegetarian soap.
- SLS, parabens, pthalates and mineral oil free.
- Cruelty free brand.
- Easily available across the nation.

   Cons:
- Priced on the higher side for a soap.

   Verdict: 4.25/5. The thorough, gentle cleansing provided by the fragrant Fuschia Raspberry Natural Handmade Glycerine Soap makes it well worth a try!