Saturday, 24 January 2015

Benefits Of Rose Water

Its nourishing and moisturising properties helps in protecting your skin in harsh weather.

It helps tone the skin, while offering anti-bacterial properties.
Rose water helps in treating mild scalp inflammations and dandruff. You can mix it with your shampoo and use it on your hair.

It fights signs of aging and helps in reducing wrinkles.Rose water calms the skin and helps ease stress and anxiety. So, dab a few drops on your face after a tiresome in the sun to help your skin relax.

How to keep winter acne at bay.........

Here are a few things you can do to keep them away....

If you thought acne is a problem that is common to summers, think again. As much as sweating can lead to acne, dry skin during the colder months can also cause pimples.

Not only are these pimples painful, but they also tend to leave deep marks on your skin. To ensure that you do not suffer from winter acne, here's what you need to do —

1. Wash your face with lukewarm water: Lukewarm water will ensure that your skin does not stay oily and also your pores cleared off dirt. Further, it will also keep your skin soft and supple.
2. Apply a light-weight moisturiser: Unlike a deep hydrating moisturiser, a light-weight moisturiser will nourish your skin and will hydrate it from within. It will also cleanse your pores and make your skin soft and smooth.

3. Use Neem face pack: Neem is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and will reduce the occurrence of acne. It also reduces the blemishes caused by acne.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Heard of Marsala? It’s the colour of 2015

The little-known marsala (a rich mix of red and brown) has been voted the colour of the year by global forecasters who the fashion, beauty and design worlds look to, for insp
The name comes from rich marsala wine, which inspired it. Like the fortified wine itself, the red-brown shade is earthy yet stylish, rich and tasteful. It's a unisex shade and is sultry enough to flatter most skin tones, making it a go-to colour for beauty. 
Marsala pairs exquisitely with monochromatic mixes of peachy pinks, and sparkles against antiqued gold metallics, offering an assortment of lipstick and blush options
Marsala was a hit on the Spring 2015 runways with fashion designers incorporating it into their collections. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of marsala make for an elegant statement colour when used on its own or as a compelling accent when paired with many other colours.

With the growing popularity of floral prints and striping, variations of marsala will carry into men's and women's clothing throughout the year. Marsala is also a popular choice for jewellery and fashion accessories, including handbags, hats, footwear and wearable technology. Forecasters have called it the colour of the year. Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and greys. Because of its burnished undertones, it is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens, in both turquoise and teal, and blues.

Style guide for the ladies this winter

Winter gives a great opportunity to the ladies to show off their fashionable accessories. There are a few must-haves for the ladies this season.

Boots: They keep you warm and also make you look stylish. You can keep a few variations of boots in the wardrobe, from high-heeled ones to the ankle booties.

Leggings: Stay away from single-hued ones and instead opt for printed pairs.

Headgear: Don't forget to indulge in a few stylish hats that will keep you warm and make a statement too. Try out options like a fedora or a knitted cap for an androgynous look.

Mufflers: They keep you warm and add a different dimension to the entire look. Opt for vibrant colours like red and yellow.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

How to remove spectacle marks

How to remove spectacle marks

One of the main reasons why people shy away from using glasses is spectacle marks. 

Prolonged use of glasses leaves ugly and stubborn marks on the nose. If not treated on time, these marks become permanent. Here are a few ways in which you can get rid of spectacle marks with ease at home:

Cucumber juice: Next time when you sit to get yourself a bowl of salad, take a few of pieces from that cucumber you are about to eat. Rub these pieces on the marks or you can even squeeze the juice out and apply it on the them.

Lemon juice: Lemon, as we all know it, has great bleaching effects. 
Gently rub half a lemon on the marks for 10 minutes. Leave it on for a couple of minutes before washing it off with cold water.

Aloe Vera gel: This works miraculously on stubborn spectacle marks. Apply fresh aloe vera gel on the marks. Leave it on overnight and wash it off with cold water in the morning. You will notice significant results in a month after following this regime regularly.

Orange peel: You can pick up dried orange peel powder from the market or can even make it at home. Mix half a tablespoon of this powder with milk. Make a thick and smooth paste. Apply it on the marks. Leave it on for half an hour before washing it off.

Honey: Applying honey on the affected area will also help in combating the dryness that is caused after using glasses for a very long time. You can mix one tablespoon of honey with a few drops of rose water to get maximum results.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


How to do a facial clean up at home


A mild scrub to eliminate dead skin cells: Dead skin cells make your face look dull. Thus to enhance your skin tone, use a scrub that not only suits your skin type but also takes care of blackhead problems.

Apply a moisturising face pack: No matter what your skin type is, the application of a moisturising face pack makes your skin soft and supple and also improves your skin tone. Take one spoon of honey along with aloe vera juice or neem powder and apply it evenly on your face.

A nourishing face cream to make your skin soft: Another thing that will make your skin soft is the application of a nourishing face cream. Right after you've applied the face pack, make it a point to evenly apply the cream on your face and neck.


How to fill in thin eyebrows

- First, mark the ends of the brows. Ideally, the inside point should line up with the outside of your nose.

- For the outside point, line a brush from the outer corner of your nose to the outer corner of your eye. Your brow should end along the same line.

- If you can't draw, invest in eyebrow stencils that are available in the market. These are helpful if you are looking for very well-defined brows. They will guide you as to where to fill in, so that you get clean lines.
- If you want a defined look, opt for a pencil in the shade of your eyebrows. For a more natural look, go for a power.

- Don't forget to tap off the excess power from your brush before applying it. If using a pencil, see that it is sharp so that you can draw in tiny strokes. Do the same for the power.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Fashion trends

Fashion trends to look out for in 2015

Wedding wear: Bye bye, anarkali

Bridal couture specialists, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are looking forward to a shift away from the anarkali. "Much as we love the eternal elegance of that garment, in 2015, we'll be experimenting with straighter cuts and multi-panels
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to achieve layering and volume," says Khosla. Jani says it's time for the cancan to stage an exit. "It's been done to death, whether in anarkalis or lehengas," he complains.
And expect a subdued colour palette with neutrals like beige and white ruling their collections."The ace designing team also predicts a return to classic cuts in wedding apparel, i.e., "saris, sherwanis and bandgalas will be favoured for cocktails and upper crust soirees. Saris with couture blouses are our bet for the look of the year."

Prints and colours: - Crazy about prints, again

Designer Monisha Jaising predicts that fashion will draw heavily from nature. "You'll see shades like the treetop, a natural, almost metallic green, gaining favour and the mineral shade of titanium will be popular as will shades like sandstone that have an intrinsic sort of rugged texture to them."

Stylist and designer Surily Goel, adds, "Prints are already going crazy. I recently saw a woman wear a sari with the Facebook logo printed across its length. But, I believe we'll see a lot of Japanese-inspired prints.By that I mean, you may have the cherry blossom print but in a different colour-scheme than the traditional Japanese sense."

But, where Goel sees little or no change is in the continuation of the fringe or tasselled look.

Cuts and silhouettes: - Military and men for influence

Designer to the stars, Nikhil Thampi picks the anti-fit, or "easy, relaxed silhouettes even in evening wear" as 2015's defining trend.Emphasising that he doesn't mean shift dresses, but rather the adoption of a more bohemian look, Thampi adds, "I also see a big military influence seeping into women's fashion in the form of khaki greens, big shoulders and pockets. And, androgynous silhouettes. You'll see a return to man-like clothes for women."
Think shirt dresses, oversized tuxedo jackets like the ones Rihanna has been sport ing. "That's a trend that I think is definitely catching on."

Menswear: Shorts go formal

In menswear, typically, silhouettes don't change very much," says designer Varun Bahl. "Trousers may become narrower or shorter, or prints may vary, but, largely, the male client is a simpler one. In my view, the major trend in this segment will be the substitution of the man bag with the luxury backpack."

Bahl also predicts a shift from black and grey suits to shades of blue such as midnight and navy, "and I think formal shorts -knee length garments stitched out of trouser fabric -will be vastly popular. And, you'll see a lot of berry tones in menswear." Bahl laughs as he adds, "Men don't really like changes as far as their clothes go, so these new trends will last for a while, but I'm glad they are happening at all.


The trick to maintain balance in high heels

                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you want to look good strutting your stuff in heels, it's not so much about your knees and feet as it is about the abs. 

For proof, take a few steps in your new heels. With each step, you'll notice your abs tense up and release. So, the single trick to maintain your balance, no mattering how towering your heels, keep your belly to the spine.

Practice the core-driven movement at home, and it won't be long before it becomes second nature. To get the sass right, take small and slow steps. Dainty steps make your walk appear natural. The higher the heels, the smaller the steps. Don't bend your knees, ever! Walk heel-to-toe. Put your heel to the ground first and let your toes follow smoothly. To get your posture right, imagine a piece of invisible string holding your head up. This string is in line with your spine and your chin.