Saturday, 27 July 2013

teenage girls Stand apart from others

teenage girls
College Girls in every day wanting to stand out from the other girls making special preparations. You may see some expert tips from Kanpur adopting separate from the others ..

Free of schooling among girls these days to approach the college operates special arrangements. If you are one of them definitely will be shopping for a new dress. Do not think, another option is to look Difret.

Keep up with Stols

Dnkutty Srikrishna based boutique fashion designer Sarika Agarwal advises,'' Stols Colorful keep in your bag. It should be in bright color. The advantage you get when you have no other girl will be wearing the same shirt or top. Colorful Stole Carrie can show you different looks. Floral prints are hot these days, so Black, Yellow and Pink Buy Stoll.''

READER junk Juiॅlri

Kashi Jewellers tells Juiॅlri designer masterpiece,'' The simple option is to look Difret Juiॅlri junk. Purse, two - three put option. If someone meets your Juiॅlri retained second option could try it. Secondly, even if it does match your dress will be to work. ''

Make something special

Beauty Expert nebula Tripathi says,'' make-up, avoid bright colors. Light color preferred place to try to get the natural look. Girls these days for college Arenj or fluorescent green color in the Goig. Colors to try them. ''

Avoid bold image

Career Development Expert Sanjay Mitra is Kauslr and Prsonoliti,'' college is not right from the beginning to make bold image. Bright Colors, Colorful Capri shorts and skirts rather applicable to the follow option. Or take things too much argument on every issue will spoil your image. Keep making new friends so far away from others they thought were your Prsonoliti.''

It's black-and-white all around

It's black-and-white all around
It's black-and-white all around
In the complicated world, there is something reassuring about the simple and clean black-and-white, especially when it's organized in logical stripes, grids, and figure-flattering vertical planes.

Chennai is getting this simple yet chic trend right this time of the year. Here are some trends you can wear to college or parties. Pradhyayini, is wearing a black sheer top and a short geometric-cum-aztecinspired print skirt. Minimalistic accessorizing is what we love about this look. It's a dressy, but classy look.

Akansha is also wearing black-and-white dress, but what you think is a print is actually a black crochet dress underneath which is a white slip. A very trendy style, she was definitely the head-turner.

To add a little bit of spunk, she wore silver peep-toes. Mixing colours when wearing a black and white combination can land you in trouble, but Akansha somehow managed. Balancing it with a basic black clutch, her look came out just right.

Dressing up is all about keeping it a notch above the rest in an understated manner, precisely what she did.

Esperauza stuck to basic black denim and a white top. The look is good, but a very common one. She could have worn the black denim with a white crochet and the look would have been casually-glamorous. Surabhi played it safe by sticking to a romper. It's trendy, but it doesn't fit her properly. The top is ballooning a bit, which is a turn-off.

Jazz up your little black dress with shrug, jewellery

Jazz up your little black dress with shrug, jewellery

stylish little black dress paired with a designer clutch and high heels, makes for a perfect evening wear. Experts say one can wear elegant earrings and embroidered jacket or shrug to add the glamour
. shares tips to jazz up your black dress:

1. Statement neck jewellery: Opt for an elegant low-hanging pendant or a single neckpiece, for a sophisticated look. The jewellery definitely adds glamour to your outfit.

2. Chunky earrings: Plain gold or silver, or detailed chandelier earrings will work. Back comb your hair, go for a bun or loosely pin-up a few curls to complete the look.

3. Carry a clutch: A woman should always carry a stylish clutch. Whether you go for a vintage clutch or a purse with an edgy design, it will surely do wonders to your outfit.

4. An elegant blazer: By pairing it with an embroidered jacket, shrug or a blazer you can make your dress perfect for casual events and parties. For daytime, pick jackets or shrugs in brighter shades like yellow and orange while for evening parties go for silver, copper or gold.

To add a little edginess to the outfit, you can also wear a leather jacket with bold shoulder design.

5. A pair of heels: Go for shoes that are comfortable and also look stylish. You can pair your black dress with stilettos, platform heels, designer boots and even flats.

6. A stylish belt: Waist belts do add glamour to your outfit. So jazz up your black dress and wear a silver or gold coloured belt embellished with semi-precious stones. You can also opt for a belt embellished with multi-coloured studs

Makeup for the office

Makeup for the office
Makeup for the office (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)

Follow our cosmetic guide to look good and turn heads at work

When it comes to office makeup, the most important thing to consider is what is suitable for the white collar environment. "The way you wear your face is an expression of your personality and inner confidence. I always recommend choosing makeup that is most appropriate for your job and which reflects your persona," says celebrity makeup artist and expert Daniel Bauer. For instance, loud makeup simply won't suit a shy woman. Too much can make you look like you're not the right person for the job, too little might show you don't care.

Get the balance right
Despite the fact that women work at least five days a week, most women don't have a daily beauty routine for the workplace. They step out of home much before 9 am and are occupied way past 5 pm, often going out with friends or colleagues in the evening. Constant lack of time means there aren't enough minutes to do up your face before heading out. "A safe office look is one that can work all day, a look that can be topped up and toned down easily depending on the meeting or last-minute tasks," says Bauer, adding that your look should always be appropriate, neat and clean. Keep the cosmetics to a minimal.

Keep the palette neutral
A warm and neutral palette suits most Indian skin types. Look for eyeshadows, lipsticks and nail paints in nudes, pale pinks, soft browns and plums. Stock up on cosmetics with a shimmery tone for the times you need to rush directly from your workplace to a party.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Style your hair the correct way

Style your hair the correct way

Monsoon is here and with it high levels of humidity, spelling disaster for any kind of hairstyle or setting. 

What's the best way to keep the frizz away and ensure your hairstyle lasts through the evening? Ayesha Mistry, Head Creative Stylist, Juice Salon sheds some light that will help you manage your hair during the humid, rainy season.

Humidity brings out the frizz which makes it almost impossible for any styles to last longer than a few hours.

According to Ayesha Mistry, Creative Stylist, Juice Hair, "The trick here is to use the right products that help you control the frizz right from the minute you step out of the shower. A good anti frizz shampoo andconditioner should have ingredients like glycerin which hydrates the hair and soothes the cuticle which in turn prevents frizz in the monsoons."

"An anti frizz serum should be applied on damp hair and semi dried before you start any kind of styling. After you are done with the look it is best to use a hair spray which is flexible but has anti humidity properties which will help prevent frizz and fly away hair", adds Ayesha.

It is best to wear your hair in its natural texture in monsoon. This makes it easy to do and has less maintenance.

Curly hair: Best way to maintain your hair after a shampoo and conditioner is to towel dry it. Apply a leave in conditioner which will help you to de-frizz and detangle. Layer the hair with a curl enhancing product and scrunch the hair using a diffuser.

Straight hair: After shampoo and conditioning use a heat protective serum through your hair. Blast dry your hair till it is about 80% dry. Starting from the nape work in one inch or more sections and blow dry the hair. Choose how you would like to part your hair and iron it it small sections. Use an anti-humidity spray through your hair so that your look lasts longer

21 Herbs and herbal oils good for dry skin

21 Herbs and herbal oils good for dry skin

There is nothing more annoying than dry skin, it makes your face look lifeless. Dry skin is not a very serious problem, but the itchiness and scaling can be irritating. Dr. Balukolar, M.D (Ay), R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company gives you simple herbal remedies to tackle dry skin. These 21 herb and herbal oils can be bought from a grocery shop or an ayurvedic store.

Almond oil - Prunus amygdalus - Sweet almond oil is an excellent emollient that softens and soothes the skin; helps restore moisture to your dry and cracked skin. It also relives irritation, inflammation, and itching due to dryness.

Cocoa butter - Theobroma cacao - The velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient properties of cocoa butter have made it a popular ingredient in products for the skin. It promotes healing and prevents the skin from drying and cracking. Cocoa Butter also contains antioxidants that can help repair your damaged skin.

Olive oil - Olea europea - Olive oil is loaded with essential nutrients and is a natural humectant that actually helps attract moisture to your dry skin. Enriched with vitamin E, it nourishes, protects and softens skin, and prevents chafing. It has soothing and antimicrobial properties, which ensure that your skin is healthy.

Grape seed oil - Vitis vinifera - possesses astringent property, and its application helps to tighten and tone the skin. Grape seed has a high content of linoleic acid, a fatty acid essential for the skin. This oil also aids in tissue regeneration, and so is helpful in the healing of scars. Its ability to lock in moisture and repair tissue, makes grape seed oil extremely useful and effective as a skin moisturizer.

Sunflower oil - Helianthus annus - the oil from the sunflower seed is extremely rich in vitamins A, C, D and E. It is excellent in helping the skin retain moisture, and it can provide the skin with a natural barrier of protection against bacteria and other irritants which cause most blemishes.

Coconut oil - Cocos nucifera - Coconut oil is an emollient and can help create a thin imperceptible layer that recreates the soothing benefits that our own skin produces and prevent moisture evaporation.It effectively delays the onset of wrinkles and skin sagging which typically become prominent with age. It also helps in treating various skin diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

Kokum butter - Garcinia indica - Kokum Butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which are needed for effective processing of nutrients. Kokum Butter is rich in antioxidant vitamin E, which is excellent for your skin. By regenerating skin cells, it also supports skin elasticity and maintains flexibility. It effectively softens dry, cracked and calloused skin.

Mango butter - Mangifera indica - a gentle butter obtained from the fruit kernels of theMango is rich in essential fatty acids necessary to restore skin tone, elasticity and flexibility. It is a great moisturizer especially for mature, dry or sun-damaged skin. It provides relief from the dryness of skin especially in conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Safflower oil - Carthamus tinctorius- Safflower oil functions as an emollient when applied topically , thus keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. It is a rich source of Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant which prevents damage to your skin cells that may be wrecked by the sun or dry air. It may be used as an alternative to synthetic emollients and helps prevent dry skin by providing barriers to moisture loss.

Wheat germ oil - Triticum sativum- is a nutrient rich oil and particularly high in vitamin E which is a powerful natural antioxidant. This oil helps to improve the conditions of dry skin because of its high content of protein, minerals and vitamins A, B, C, D and E. It is often used in facial massage oils to soften and rejuvenate the skin. Great for reducing stretch marks, the delicate skin around the eyes and as facial oil for dry skin. Wheat germ Oil helps soothe the irritation and redness from eczema and psoriasis. It also helps to relieve itching and promotes new cell growth.

Apricot oil- Prunus armeniaca- is excellent for skin protection, since it is both emollient and nourishing. It is known for its revitalizing and hydrating properties, which makes it an excellent addition to your skincare routine. It is beneficial in relieving the itchiness caused by eczema and is most suitable for sensitive, dry and aging skin.

Neem Oil and Neem leaves - Azadirachta indica- are excellent skin care ingredients. Neem oil helps to prevent wrinkles and repair dry skin by functioning as a natural skin protectant and moisturizer. The oil relieves dry skin and soothes itching, redness and irritation. It also improves general skin health, combating bacterial infections such as acne, boils and ulcers.

Aloe Vera - A natural UV inhibitor, its hydrating, softening and intense moisturizing properties nourish the skin. Aloe Vera helps your skin retain its natural moisture owing to its humectant property.

Cucumber- Cucumis sativus - cools, invigorates refreshes and helps maintain skin's moisture. It keeps skin soft, has healing and soothing effects on damaged skin. It is also a natural sunscreen. The abundance of antioxidants and silica in Cucumber rejuvenate the skin and leaves a soft and smooth feel.

Pongamia Oil - Pongamia pinnata- is highly recommended for inclusion in skin and hair care products where emolliency is desired. In skin care, it is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, skin ulcers, dandruff and to promote wound healing. It is a natural moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated.

Papaya - Carica papaya - is a key ingredient in skin whitening products because it contains papain, a natural enzyme that promotes skin renewal and cell turnover. It helps in exfoliating the skin to reveal newer cells and has restorative properties that soften the skin. Papaya is rich in vitamins A, C and E, and other antioxidants that help give skin the moisture and protection it needs. In addition, the nutrients contained in the papaya fruit help heal the skin.

Tamarind seed - Tamarindus indica - Polysaccharides obtained from the seed of tamarind has been shown to improve the expression of filaggrin, a protein associated with moisture maintenance. It has shown strong hydrating, elasticizing, anti wrinkle and re-densifying properties and beneficial in dry skin conditions.

Mowrah Butter - Madhuca indica- is high in oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid. It is known to combat the degeneration of skin cells, prevent wrinkles and restore skin flexibility. It is regenerative and emollient making it ideal for preventing skin dryness and improving skin texture.

Pumpkin Seed Oil - Cucurbita pepo- is great for your skin as it contains essential fatty acids, zinc, vitamin E and beta-carotene. Its oil is very conditioning and has been historically used in lotions, soaps and massage oils as it helps to retain moisture to skin and effectively hydrates dry skin.

Olive butter - Olea europaea - Olive Butter is also a rich emollient that can be used on dry and sensitive skin. It exhibits excellent spread ability on the skin, making it very ideal as massage butter or a carrier for skin care products. It is also a natural moisturizer that promotes skin elasticity and prevents fine lines and wrinkles.

Shea butter - Butyrospermum parkii- The protective and conditioning qualities of Shea butter make it an excellent choice for dry skin care. Dry skin responds quickly to the nutrient rich moisture of shea butter, with increased elasticity and more efficient moisture retention. The texture and elasticity of dry skin improves with regular use of shea butter, making it a superb natural dry skin care treatment. It is an excellent moisturizer for sensitive skin and for use with babies and children

4 style extras to make you look like a rock star

4 style extras to make you look like a rock star
From Brando to Johnny Depp, everyone loves a bad boy -- and who's badder than a rock star? 

With these style tips, you'll pass muster in the office while letting the world know you were born to be wild. Keep in mind, though, there are a few general guidelines when it comes to rock 'n' roll style: 

-The more broken-in the item, the more authentic it appears 

-Forget oversize fashion, and opt for a fit smaller than you'd normally wear 

-Don't don it all at once, unless you want to be mistaken for The Food Network's Guy Fieri 

Biker jacket 

Good style is essentially about pairing traditional elements in a way that feels fresh. One way to mix it up: Take a casual item and add it to an otherwise dressy outfit -- like adding a biker jacket to your normal office attire. Not in place of a blazer, mind you, but as outerwear with edge. Nothing says "I've got a life outside the office" more than mixing a classic leather biker jacket with your khakis, oxford and tie. And since not everyone can pull off the belted biker jacket without appearing like a West Side Story cast member, opt for simplicity with fewer snaps and pockets. Begin by checking out the classic version from Schott (Classic Perfecto Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $520). My favorite is the pre-broken-in version (the Authentic Motorcycle Jacket, $2,300), available online from Jean Shop in New York City. 

Raw denim 

There's no shortage of denim options, and it's impossible to rock without it. Those in the know, though, go for selvage, or raw, denim, the increasingly popular premium made from the edges of the fabric spool. Perhaps the greatest proponent is A.P.C., which can be thought of as a French Gap (check out its New Standard Jeans, $165). All-American J.Crew just launched its raw-denim line (484 Slim-fit Jean, $225) with an experiment: Employees wore the jeans for six months straight without washing them in order to create a custom look for each wearer. Purists claim it's the only way to get the right look, and if you can commit, you'll see why a real blue-jean baby wouldn't have it any other way. 

Leather cuff 

A thick leather wristband sends a few messages that a Timex doesn't -- first, that you don't need to know what time it is, and second, that you're keeping up the long tradition of the outsider antihero (even if your version cost 75 bucks from a boutique in L.A.). The key to incorporating this into your look is to keep it casual. If you're wearing a dress shirt, keep it untucked with the cuffs unbuttoned. Remember: The emblems of individuality work only when the whole outfit feels synced. 


The most inexpensive item on our list may also be the most practical. A broken-in, bleached-outbandanna knotted around the neck can catch the sweat on a warm day, but it's also the ultimate antifashion fashion statement. It's rough and classic yet a casual embellishment that few dudes off a construction site are man enough to attempt. It's versatile enough to be worn Axl Rose-style, keeping your hair off your face, or like a headband knotted in the back. The rule here is just not to wear more than one at a time; else you'll be mistaken for a boy-bander.

Designer Shehla Khan presents trends for Eid

Designer Shehla Khan presents trends for Eid
Designer Shehla Khan presents trends for Eid

Fashion designer Shehla Khan provides handy tips and trends for the upcoming festive season

Eid is coming up in over fifteen days so here's how to dress your best for it with tips from Shehla Khan. The designer, whose clothes are worn by Sonam KapoorPriyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt, feels dramatic statements in coloursare good but bright and soft pastel shades will add the perfect balance to the festive look. Colours which will also stand out this season arechampagne pink, fuchsia, faded red, mint green, black and baby blue and can be teamed with light breathable fabrics such as chiffon, georgette and crochet lace to add a stylish touch to your Eid celebration.

Beautiful embroideries and embellishments can be splayed across giving a playful yet feminine look. Opt for flowing anarkalis with asubtle highlight of badla work or Chikan anarkalis and shadow saris which can be worn for the perfect day look. Transparent sheer and opaque silk ornate with vintage floral patterns appliqued or embroidered make superb evening outfits. Shehla also presents her own pret line, a wide array of ethnic wear which includes stylish saris and anarkalis with aesthetic embroidery.

"My collection is light and easy to wear keeping in mind the sensibilities of the fashion conscious woman for the season ahead," says the designer

Tips to keep your feet crack-free

Tips to keep your feet crack-free
Tips to keep your feet crack-free (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Hot water, excessive scrubbing and wrong kind of footwear can take a toll on your feet. Want to have smooth feet? Make a concoction of kitchen ingredients and opt for the right kind of pedicure.

Priyanka Tyagi, cosmetologist and head trainer at Skeyndor, India said cracked feet are due to extreme weather changes, hot showers, dipping feet in hot water for long duration, too much scrubbing and cold temperatures.

She also holds harsh chemicals and a dehydrated body responsible for it.

Priyanka emphasises on wearing the right kind of footwear and added: "It should cover the foot from behind. This will protect your feet from getting cracked and dry."

High heels for a long time is a big no. Doing so increases body weight pressure on the heels.

"If there is too much pressure on the heels, the skin of the heels stretches and thus, cracks appear. In extreme cases it may even lead to bleeding," Priyanka said.

The basic thing she suggested is to drink water to keep the body hydrated as dry feet are more susceptible to cracks.

The other way to keep dryness away is to moisturise feet after taking bath. Vaseline and coconut oil are common ways to do it. Try out a few more home remedies.

Navin Taneja, Director of The National Skin Center advises use of banana to give back moisture to feet.

"Take the pulp of a banana and apply it on your feet. Leave the pulp for 15 minutes and then rinse off," said Navin.

Ishika Taneja, international make-up expert and executive director of ALPS Beauty Clinic, gives green signal to lemon.

"Regularly soak your feet in lukewarm water with a few drops of lemon and jojoba oil. Then you can lightly scrub off the dead skin. Lemon is slightly acidic which helps take off the dead skin. Now massage your feet generously with glycerin and wear light socks," she said.

She also explains how to prepare a mask using kitchen ingredients.

"Mix two tablespoons of avocado paste with half a cup of mayonnaise, and two tablespoons of oatmeal. Apply this foot mask for half an hour. Wash it off with cold water and pat dry," said Ishika

Tie and dye prints, a fashion must-have

Tie and dye prints, a fashion must-have
Tie and dye designs are a fashion statement
For their latest summer and resort collections, designers have played around with the tie and dye technique

The beautiful art of tie and dye has made a sexy comeback. Of late, geometric patterns like circles, squares, triangles, V-shapes and the popular batik, bandhani and lehriya have made their way to western wear and contemporary silhouettes. While actor Ameesha Patel was spotted wearing a lehriya printed jumpsuit during one of the IPL matches, one-time actor Sangeeta Bijlani also recently walked the rampin a full length tie and dye dress.

Designers like James Ferreira, Babita Malkani and Vikram Phadnis too have used these attractive patterns in their creations and showcased them to an approving audience at recent fashion events.

Today's designs
So how did this ancient technique achieve this contemporary look?Designer Nivedita Saboo says, "Tie and dye patterns have a certain exotic appeal to them. Their texture generates a liberated feel that makes them apt for glam resort or club wear for which they are being used lately."

Right from jumpsuits to kaftans, tunics to shrugs, sarongs and bikinis, you can get as flirty as you wish with these new patterns. Designers are experimenting with fabrics on which these techniques are used. "Chiffon, silks, georgettes, satin, jute - we are going way beyond just the traditional cotton that was used earlier," Saboo informs.

Getting creative
Designer Babita Malkani, who has used these patterns extensively in her latest collection, says, "As the beauty of these patterns lies in their bright colours, I experimented a lot with greens, pinks, emeralds for women and solid colours for men, in shirts, scarves, pocket squares, ties and jackets. Even bags made of these prints look fab."

Colour code
New treatments are being given to achieve this contemporary package. "There are various permutations and combinations that are tried out. Like you can be creative and play with five-six colours on one sleeve or on the back of a shirt," says Malkani. Technology has made a lot of difference in simplifying these tedious techniques. "Digital prints have taken over manual processing. Then there is the stitch line technique in which you can outline any pattern and then dye the particular area. To give a worn out look, you can use rusted material."

Standalone beauty
Designer Ritika Bharwani feels that tie and dye has the capacity to stand out on its own and does not require a lot of embellishment. "It is perfect for summers when people like to wear something light but still look chic. Pair it with large sunglasses and trendy footwear and you're set for a sunny brunch. Or if you wish to wear it on a date for a romantic evening, you can choose a piece with slight surface ornamentation," she suggests.

Model-actor Sampada Vaze loves tie and dye prints. "I have a tie and dye shirt which I team with my jeans for a formal look. A tie and dye bag is next on my list," she quips.
The chic look of this trend is also attracting a lot of international buyers. "The latest finishes and washes have upgraded these patterns to a new level thereby qualifying them for export. This trend is here to stay and we will definitely see new variations coming up," says Saboo