Monday, April 15, 2013

How I Met The Sun – Neutrogena IndiBlogger Meet

Here comes the sun,
Here comes the sun, and I say,
It's all right.
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes,
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes,
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes,
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes,
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes.

So sang George Harrisons of The Beatles in 1969. And, now, I tend to agree with him. I, too, am saying, “Here comes the sun and it’s all right”. Surprised? Well, I am now equipped with the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock; the only sunblock which has advanced Helioplex technology that does not break down upon exposure to the sun and provides me with 3 times better protection than ordinary sunscreens. It also protects my skin from UVA and UVB rays which can cause skin damage such as darkening, spots, fine lines, dryness and early ageing. All of us got the below shown products as a take-home gift :)
I was educated about the various benefits of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer at the Neutrogena IndiBlogger Meet held in Mumbai on 7th April, 2013 at J. W. Marriott Hotel, Juhu. Like with every other IndiBlogger meeting, the participants were asked to introduce themselves first. However, the introductions were quite unique – when we registered at the venue, we were handed little yellow umbrellas on which we were asked to note down our names. Then, these umbrellas were circulated around and we were asked to pick up an umbrella and track down the person whose name was written on the umbrella. Next, we were to find out a bit more about the person and introduce that person to everybody else. Here, you can see people trying to desperately find their partners.
Just after we registered, each of us was given a Neutrogena mask and advised to put it on for 15 minutes. Here, I am with one of my blogger friends Neha trying out the mask :)
After all the introductions were done, we were asked to get together into groups. We were to name the group and also develop an anthem around the word “sun”. Since we had a Sardaar in our group, our group was called “Sun of Sardaar” :) Here, we are singing the anthem brilliantly. Ours was one of the two groups which won the prize!
Next, there was a game to be played. However, not just any game; a game which brought home a point. If you do not walk out with an umbrella full of holes, why do you walk out with a sunscreen that has holes, i.e. one which breaks down under the sun? In the game, one team was supposed to throw the yellow smiley balls through the holes of the umbrellas held by the other team. And obviously, the other team had to defend against the balls.
After a delicious high tea was had comprising some lovely sandwiches and some sinful desserts (read: chocolate mousse and jalebi-rabdi), Tara Sharma Saluja walked in looking like a vision in yellow. She spoke about the importance of using a sunscreen and taking good care of our skin. She also gave us an insight into her show where she interacts with viewers over raising her kids.
A dermatologist from Neutrogena then gave us a demonstration of using a normal sunscreen versus using the Neutrogena sunscreen. He drove home the point very successfully. He also stressed on the fact that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2-3 hours for it to be effective. He then answered a lot of questions which some bloggers had regarding the usage of sunscreen for children, skin-related problems, etc.
Just when we thought the meet was over, we were told that we had an opportunity to be part of a viral video. All we had to do was start dancing to Harlem Shake. Some of us did.
And finally it was time for a group photograph. Considering it was a pretty house full session, it was a difficult task trying to fit all of us in one frame.
All the photos have been taken from the IndiBlogger page on Facebook.

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