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Monrostudio – No more VS BS.

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Going inner wear shopping in Pakistan means devoting an entire day to the cause. You literally have to go all over the city to find a place that sells decent, comfortable stuff and the entire time you are praying in your head for your sister/cousin/friend to return soon from another country so you can order your stash from there. At the end you end up buying something you don’t love or feel too comfortable in but end up buying it anyway because a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

One of the most asked questions on this blog is where to find comfortable, affordable and great quality inner wear in the country and I finally have an answer to that.

Monrostudio is an online lingerie store that is an answer to all our inner wear questions. I received a package from them not long ago to check out their products and I can very confidently say that it is definitely some of the best stuff I have seen, not just in Pakistan but over all. SO SO impressed.

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GREAT fit and super comfortable which came across as an even bigger surprise to me because something always is off when you order inner wear, specially bra’s without trying them on first. Killer stuff. Another thing that is not too related to the product but is too cool to be ignored is their packaging. The products arrive in these really sexy boxes and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get too excited about the product before even seeing it just because the box had that effect on me.

They have some great designs and even though they have just recently launched the brand, they have quite a decent collection. Its all pretty affordable too, their bra collection starts from Rs 2,500 and panties start from Rs 900.

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These boxes are taking away my heart.

What I liked about the brand was that they are not only focusing on selling good quality lingerie in Pakistan, but also making a point to create awareness regarding the importance of inner wear among the women here. The entire conversation about bras etc is one of those that girls whisper about, feeling embarrassed like it is something to be ashamed of even though its a part of our everyday life. Many girls are so hesitant in actually getting advice that they end up buying stuff which is not perfect for their body type and end up getting various diseases and dealing with many issues such as backache etc. Monrostudio has a blog on their website that addresses various issues faced by women in our country and its a great read. You can check it out on: http://monrostudio.com/blog.

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It is really important for us to know about our bodies and what’s best suited for it. Really glad to see an international standard local brand in the country, I highly recommend it to all you guys and just because these guys are awesome and you guys are my favorite people in the world, you guys can win a gift voucher for a 25% discount on any purchase of your choice on their website!

All you got to do is:

Follow Monrostudio and Rantsofadesibride on instagram
Like Monrostudio and Rants of a Desi Bride on Facebook.

and comment “DONE” here in the comment section or under the MonroStudio post on Facebook/Instagram.

Once again, DO check out their website if you want to get good quality lingerie before you open one of those international websites. You will NOT be disappointed. I promise.

Magic Trick: How to get all your groceries without stepping out of the house.

I have always loved doing groceries. Its been one of my favorite things since I was a kid mostly because back then it used to make me feel like a grown up. Now that I am a grown up, it still feels great, but what I don’t like about it is the amount of time the entire process takes up most of the time. Sometimes I am extremely tired or late in bed on a Saturday afternoon mentally deciding that this is how the rest of the day will be too, when my help comes in and informs me that we are out of everything. Everything.

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One option is to simply order food, but then its more than just about food. You have clothes that need to be washed, so you need washing powder, dish washing soap, shampoo, shower gel and the rest goes on. So basically, you say a big screw you to all your weekend plans and get up to go and get the groceries done.

Well, not anymore.

I was recently contacted by this local Online Grocery Store called Fresh DirectThey told me a little about their website and asked me to check out their services.

Fresh Direct is the website of any household-responsible-grocery-buying-persons dreams. They have everything available, from fresh fruits and vegetables to Personal Care items to Snacks to General Items. The website is still new so their range is a little limited, but everything that you need on a daily basis is already there, so you might want to go check it out.

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When they asked me to try their services, I decided to order a bit of packages stuff but I was more interested in checking out the fresh items (fruits, vegetables) because its very simple to get boxed stuff delivered online but the quality of fresh items is what was going to either win or break my heart. So along with some random stuff, I ordered a few fruits and vegetables and I was not disappointed. The produce looked hand picked, fresh, no rotten pieces were sneaked into my bag so that made me super happy and I felt more confident about this entire online shopping thing.

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I got a call from their customer service representative shortly after placing the order and they asked me for the time I wanted my order delivered. I gave them the time and my order was delivered right on time. They do same day deliveries so you don’t have to worry even if you need some stuff super urgently.

I personally found the prices very reasonable too, nothing too less or high than what is currently the market rate for all the available products, so I think I am going to be a regular customer.

Its incredible convenient, you can order your groceries from home in five simple steps.

1: Open the website (www.freshdirect.pk)
2. Add all your required products into your cart (It works like any other online shopping store)
3. Go to the check out page
4. Provide contact information and delivery address
5. Place order and then simply wait for magic to happen.

Currently they are only operating in Lahore (sorry everyone else!). You get free delivery on an order over RS 1000 so woohooo! AND they also deliver home cooked meals, however they don’t have an option for that on their website, but if you are interested in checking it out, you can give them a call on their number +92 300 6271627. They deliver orders between 10:00AM and 6:00PM.  You can also check out their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/freshdirect.pk to stay updated about any deals or discounts that might be up on their website.

You guys should totally give this service a try. I swear, I felt so cool ordering all my groceries while in my pj’s under my comforter. Beautiful feeling. Gonna go do it again for this weekend. Join meeeee!