Thursday, 20 February 2014

Simple five step face-make up........

Simple five step face-make up
Simple do it yourself steps that perfect and enhance any skin tone, any age, any ethnicity, any woman

Wearing makeup well is an art and though it is not really rocket science, going wrong with makeup can drastically change how you look. Here are Estee Lauder's five step face that is directly inspired by Creative Makeup Director, Estee Lauder Tom Peacheux's process. They are simple do it yourself steps that perfect and enhance any skin tone, any age, any ethnicity, any woman. Given below are the steps for the basic face makeup and the secrets behind why makeup artistes love them...

1. Skin care to prepare: Start with a repair serum, Advanced Night Repair is the one revolutionary formula beautiful skin shouldn't live without. Massage both the repair serum and moisturiser into your skin. Use gentle sweeping strokes. This makes your skin instantly hydrated, protected and looks healthy.

2. Foundation to perfect: Next is the foundation. Place a small amount of the foundation on the back of your hand. Pick up a small amount with your foundation brush and apply it to your skin. Start at the centre of your face, that's the area where most women have unevenness or redness. Then apply to other areas, a little at a time. The result is beautiful, even glowing skin.

3. Conceal and correct: First apply the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum, it visibly reduces every key sign of aging and artistes love the smooth texture. Conceal over your eye cream, only put the concealer where you need it. A brush helps to melt the concealer into the skin, use the brush to blend out the edges until you can't see where the foundation and the concealer meet.

4. Apply powder: Then it's time to quickly set the make up in place and erase any unwanted shine. Keep it light, hold the brush over the skin to keep the amount of powder to a minimum. Do not apply the powder on the whole face, just the forehead, the nose and the chin, use the remaining powder over your eye lids, this smoothes the way for the eyeshadow later.

5. Softy define features: Now that the face is perfected, it's time to add some soft definitions so your features pop. Most artistes start with a Lash Primer and then add just a touch of mascara so they can see a better shape of the eye. A dramatic lash is not required, so just one stroke will be enough. Brushing up the brows is one of the artiste's easiest ways to make the face look groomed without making the brows look overdone. Just adding a little blush gives the face the healthy glow. The key is not to add a lot of color. And finally a little lip gloss helps define the lips without looking overly made up.

And now you are done! You see even, healthy skin and beautifully defined features. It's a comfortable, wearable, subtle look. If you want more color, the this basic face is also the basis for any makeup look you want to try. Tom Pechuex signs off, "Make yourself look beautiful and feel beautiful."

Top 10 home remedies for healthy hair.....

Top 10 home remedies for healthy hair
Top 10 home remedies for healthy hair (Thinkstock photos/Getty Image
A variety of home remedies for healthy hair can be easily found in our kitchens for better results. From beer to bananas, shiny healthy hair is easy with a variety of these home remedies. Let's have a look.

Bananas for healthy hair

Due to high level of potassium found in bananas, they help improve hair health and natural elasticity.

Use a fork to mash one banana in a bowl, and then apply the mixture from root to tip. Leave the treatment on for 15 minutes, and then wash with shampoo. This treatment will cure dry and damaged hair.

Egg yolk treatment

Massaging the yellow portion of the egg on your scalp or a mixture of three egg yolks, 1 tbsp olive oil and three drops of Vitamin E can be a wonderful hair remedy.

Leave treatment on hair for 10 minutes and then rinse and shampoo hair. You can repeat the procedure at least once a week to ensure best results. This treatment will soften and condition your hair.

Beer treatment

A popular remedy is to rinse your hair with a little beer. Place beer into a spray bottle. Shampoo and lightly towel dry hair. Lightly spray beer into hair.

Believers in this remedy claim that beer has properties that can return the shine to your hair.

Hair conditioning with mayonnaise

Apply mayonnaise to wet hair. Leave treatment on hair from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

Rinse well and shampoo. Mayonnaise is an excellent deep conditioner.

Oil massage

Massaging warm oil on to the scalp is a very popular medication in India. You can use coconut or olive oil for best results.

Leaving this for an hour and following this procedure with the application of limejuice mixed with some vinegar can help you get rid of dandruff.

Olive oil treatment

Apply 4 tbsp of olive oil to hair. Massage oil into scalp and hair. Leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.

For best results, leave olive oil in hair overnight for additional conditioning. Olive oil will strengthen hair and prevent breakage.

Mixture of amla powder and lime juice

Mixture of amla powder and lemon juice can be applied to the hair to help it grow stronger and have a fuller appearance.

Combine 1 tbsp. amla powder with the juice of one lemon in a small container and shake to dissolve the powder.

Gently massage the mixture onto the roots of the hair and scalp and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing and shampooing.

Strawberries for luscious hair

Mash eight strawberries with one tablespoon mayonnaise. Massage into washed hair. Cover with a shower cap, then a warm towel.

Wash out with a shampoo and conditioner combination.

This luscious mix of rich berries will leave your hair both conditioned and with rich gloss.

Fenugreek seeds

Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight. Then ground the seeds into a fine paste in the morning and apply over the scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash thoroughly.

This is a highly effective remedy to remove dandruff.

Good diet and exercise

You are what you eat even with reference to the health of your hair. Consuming fruits and dark green leafy vegetables and the right amount of proteins like nuts, cereals are the key to ensuring the good condition of your hair.

Along with ample amount of water and little exercise will make your hair healthy and soft. The more you exercise, the better your body's blood circulation will be - which means that your hair will grow stronger, faster and healthier.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stylish trend.....

Give your wardrobe a touch of rose gold

Give your wardrobe a touch of rose gold

Rose gold has been on the fashion scene for a while now. It was quite a popular colour for jewellery and watches last year, but this season, it will be seen a lot on clothing too. 

So if you want to be on-trend, you need to have at least one item of clothing in this colour. Here are a few different ways that you can include rose gold in your wardrobe.

A rose-gold bracelet has to be a statement piece. Depending on the kind of bracelet it is, it can be teamed with Indian or western wear. But make sure that there is no clash of colours.


This is perhaps the easiest way to wear a particular trend. Rose-gold earrings definitely look stunning, especially if they are diamond-encrusted.


A chain and pendant look elegant in rose gold. And if you are a minimum-jewellery person, this should be your bet to add a little bit of variety to your wardrobe.


Rose gold is made primarily by blending copper with gold, and the more rosy the colour, the more copper it contains. So if you like the colour and want something different for your engagement ring, then the rose-gold variety is for you. A lot of cocktails rings in rose gold are available too.

This may come as a surprise to some, but rose-gold shoes can actually look quite good, provided the attention is only on the shoes.

Different brands have rose-gold watch options that stand out. However, a lot depends on the wearer's complexion.


Actress and fashionista Deepika Padukone is one of Bollywood's style trend-setters. So it's hardly surprising that she was one of the first in the industry to be spotted wearing the trend. At her success bash, the actress sported a fashionable rose-gold gown and looked every bit the diva in it.