Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Winter Skin Spa !


Winter‘s stale indoor heat, low humidity, cold temperatures and windy conditions all take a toll on your skin. Dry, dead skin cells build up, oil imbalances cause an increase of clogged pores and wrinkles seem all the more pronounced.

Beat the winter beauty blues with these easy skin care recipes that use common kitchen ingredients. Of course, try to buy organic and local whenever possible!

Soup to Nuts Facial Scrub
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber (do not peel)–soothing, natural exfoliant
  • 1 teaspoon pineapple juice–toning, exfoliating
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda–ph balancer, gentle cleanser
  • 2 whole eggs–clears blemishes, tightens skin, helps with wrinkles
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt–hydrating, probiotic treatment
  • 2/3 cup ground almonds–natural exfoliant

Puree the cucumber until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend on medium-low speed for 1 minute. Apply to moistened face in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse thoroughly.

2. Nourishing Hydration Masque
  • ½ avocado (peeled & pitted)–moisturizing. vitamin-rich
  • 3 seedless grapes–tightening, toning, antioxidant
  • 1 egg–tightening, hydrating and adds protein value
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise–nourishing
  • 1 teaspoon honey–anti-blemishes & anti-wrinkle
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda–ph balancer, gentle cleanser
  • 2 teaspoons apple juice–exfoliating

Puree the avocado and grapes until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend on medium speed for 45 seconds. Apply evenly to face & leave on for 10-15 minutes.

3. Intense Hydrating Face/Body Lotion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil–great natural hydrator
  • 1/3 teaspoon shea butter (found in natural food stores)–moisturizer
  • 1 teaspoon apple juice–exfoliating
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice–tonic
  • 1/3 teaspoon coconut oil–source of vitamins and rich nourishers

In a small saucepan, slowly heat ingredients together until warm.
Remove from heat and let cool. Note: oils and juices will separate.
Pour into small bottle and shake prior to use.
 Apply to face in circular massaging motion until thoroughly absorbed

New Hairstyles for your Face Shape!


Here are a feew hairstyles for you , see what suits your face shape the best !

Jennifer Lawrence1. Round   

Long layers that start below the chin lengthen round faces. Jennifer Lawrence’s subtle layers also help to keep her strands from falling flat. Her wispy bangs add body as well.


Julia Roberts2. Oval 

Oval faces can look very long, so it’s best to get a hairstyle that softens it. A center part like Julia Roberts’ opens up the middle of the face and draws attention away from the jawline. However, be aware that flyaways can look more pronounced with a center part, so be sure to use a flyawayer tamer .

Lea Michele3. Square  

Square face shapes can be harsh if they are not paired with a flattering hairstyle. Wearing your hair long and straight like Lea Michele’s softens the square angles, as well as her long layers and piecey bangs.

Miley Cyrus

4. Heart  
We seriously have been crushing on Miley Cyrus’ new bob. It brings focus to her cheekbones and also fills in the area around her narrow chin, a feature that is very pronounced in heart face shapes. To add body, use a round brush and spritz with volumizing spray .

10 Sexy Lip COlours!

Julianne Moore

Here are some really hot colours for you to try on your lips to grab the attention ! Stay sexy ;)

1. Julianne Moore    

Whoever said redheads couldn’t rock fuchsia didn’t see Julianne Moore at the premiere of her HBO film, Game Change. With a simple black and white gown, Moore paired her look perfectly with a hot sorbet  pink lip color.
Jennifer Freeman

2. Jenifer Freeman   

Pale purple is a surprisingly sexy color for the season because it gets  darker hues from winter  –a color that could work day or night.

Kourtney Kardashian

3. Kourtney Kardashian  

Barbie pink seems to have gotten a bad rap over the years, but at a recent event in L.A., Kourtney Kardashian showed everyone just how to wear the color. To complement her uber-feminine outfit with braids and frills, the reality star wore a peachy, Barbie pink lip shade.
Hannah Simone

4. Hannah Simone 

Hannah Simone sported what is seemingly becoming the most popular lip color of the season: coral red. The New Girl star paired her lipstick with a white top and long lashes, really allowing her lips to steal the show.

Kate Bosworth

5. Kate Bosworth 

Finally, the perfect transaction colour! Kate Bosworth rocked a pink lipstick with plum undertones recently, adding color to her face without going too bold.

Beauty Recipes! :)

Become A Kitchen BeauticianHello!

Get in side your kitchen and make your own recipes...not for cooking, ladies, ..for your beauty treatments !  Time to ditch the expensive parlours ;)

1.Whip up your Shampoo!

Use lemon or apple cider vinegar as a shampoo. They have the same acidic level as your hair so they help to rid your strands of product buildup.

    Make Your Own Two-In-One Rosy Tint
  •  Just mix the juice of one lemon or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup of water.
  • Apply all over hair in the shower and comb through.
  • Rinse hair and then condition as usual.

2. Two in one Rosy Tint : 

If there is only one ingredient you use, have it be beets. You can use the vegetable for a subtle pop of color on your lips and cheeks.
Just cut a small piece of raw beet and use the juice inside. Because they are translucent, they work on any skin tone!

3.  Your own Signature Fragrance:

Concoct A Sugar Exfoliator
Who said you need an expensive fragrance?
Make your own with organic vanilla extract.  Blend with any essential oil and carry in an atomizer. Use a dark bottle because it protects the liquid from the light.


4.  Sugar Exfoliator: 

We all know that too much sugar isn’t good to eat. But when used on the skin, it is the perfect exfoliante! 
  • Lather your face with a cleanser and a handful of sugar.
  • Rub in circular motions to polish and smooth away dirt and dead skin cells

Mix An Avocado Hair Masque

5.    Avocado Masque!

. We like it best in our hair because it stimulates growth and hydrates dry ends.
  •  Just mix one mashed avocado, the yolk of an egg and a tablespoon of olive oil,
  • then slather it over your scalp and the rest of the hair.
  • Place a plastic shower cap over your head and use a blow dryer to heat up your hair for a few minutes.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse and then shampoo and conditioner hair.


Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Grecian Goddess Updo!


We’re dying to copy Sarah Hyland‘s Grecian goddess Emmys updo, created by hairstylist John Ruggiero. And in case you are too, we got the scoop on how to recreate the look at home:

Step 1: Spray each section of hair with a volumnising hair spray.

Step 2: Create tight curls using a curler.

Step 3: Make a low bun at the occipital bone, then pin the curls loosely back into the bun.

Step 4: To add a Grecian feel, take two sections from behind the ears and braid them, pinning them into the bun.

Step 5: Finish with a styling spray , to keep the hair intact.

And ..this is what you'll get! :)

Sarah Hyland Emmys

Skin Savers in your Kitchen !

The ingredients you find in our kitchen are  natural, healthful, packed with vitamins, minerals and nourishment. Yes! A pretty good rule of thumb in terms of naturals is that if you can eat it, you can massage it into your skin. Here are some of my all time faves:

Luscious, high in vitamins C and E and a good source of essential fatty acids, avocado makes a nourishing, hydrating face masque especially great for dry or mature skin.
  • Mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado, adding a teaspoon of olive or sweet almond oil for extra moisture and spreadability.
  • Leave the mixture on your face for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing off, preferably with a washcloth.

 Keep it in your kitchen to purify pores and help eliminate blemishes and fine lines. Honey can help hydrate the skin by drawing moisture from the air like a humectant, as well as exfoliate without irritation or scrubbing, so even the most sensitive people can use it.
 Honey makes a great cleanser or mask.

  • To use as a cleanser: Apply a small amount to damp skin and rinse well.
  • As a mask: Apply to dry skin until you can’t apply it any longer (i.e., it’s too darn sticky), leave on for 10 to 20 minutes and
  • then rinse off with damp cloth.

Lime juice
Fresh lime juice is a natural mild tonic astringent that removes excess oil without causing irritation or redness. The fruit’s antibiotic and antiviral properties also appear to fight the inflammation and infection linked to acne flare-ups.
  • Use straight on the skin after your cleanser or masque as a natural toner.
  •  Do not rinse.

Olive oil and sugar
Sugar is a natural alpha hydroxy acid and an excellent exfoliate.
A homemade sugar scrub will leave your skin looking and feeling soft, radiant and super smooth. Sugar is far superior to salt in that sugar has no rough edges.

  •  Mix together about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  •  Rub gently in a circular motion, and rinse with warm water.
  •  While still damp from your shower or bath, take some of that olive oil and massage it all over (mix in some of your favorite scent or essential oil first).
  • Olive oil is highly nourishing and makes a fantastic body moisturizer!

The Textured Braid


Bored of the everyday pony tail ? and the everyday Braid ? Well, here's a new way of making a braid , looks very complicated but actually is not. Follow the steps below and get amazing results!

Step 1: Create volume at the crown of your head by backcombing with a round brush.

Step 2: Spray your entire head with hair spray, , to keep volume from deflating.

Step 3: Grab two large pieces of hair at the temples and cross one over the other so they end up on opposite sides of the head again.

Step 4: Start creating a fishtail braid, making sure to add pieces from the hair that’s hanging down as you go. Continue this until all of your hair is gathered into a single ponytail.

Step 5: Secure the ponytail with a very thin elastic.

Step 6: Take a piece of hair from the back of your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to keep it hidden.

Step 7: Pin the end of the hair behind your ponytail with a bobby pin .


The Knotted Chingon! - for your hair

Here's an interesting way of wearing a bun and getting rid of the boring hairstyle you carry everyday !
Knotted chignon hairstyle
Follow these 4 steps ..

Step 1: To give hair grip, spray all over with a texturizing spray or dry shampoo.

Step 2: Divide hair into two equal sections, like pigtails. Twist each section.

Step 3: Tie your two twisted pigtails into a knot at the nape of the neck. If your hair  is on the longer side, tie a double knot.

Step 4: Tuck the loose ends under and secure with hairpins.


Slick back Hair is BACK!

Penelope Cruz San Sebastian Film FestivalHello!

Guess who's back ?! the Slick Back Hair look!

Slicked back hair is a big trend this season, And it seems like it’s here to stay.

That said, the pomade-heavy hairstyle isn’t always easy to pull off. So we were happy to see Penelope Cruz work a variation on the runway look that’s subtle enough for the real world.

  • Peter Som Fall 2012 Fashion ShowThe actress went with a deep side part, but instead of using a pomade on both sides, she only slicked back one side. The look is a pulled together alternative to an updo.

  • This  models’ hair was slicked back on both sides of the part with natural waves falling down for a sharp contrast. This look has a sportier vibe, while Penelope’s version was perfect for the red carpet !

Shadows that Bring out your Eye Colour !

Taylor Swift


Here are a few ways you can bring out the colour of your eyes, be it brown , green or blue ...u can always make your eyes look Special !

Blue Eyes 

Sometimes keeping it simple is best. A clean, precise line of copper eyeliner is all it takes to make Taylor Swift’s blue eyes pop. Lots of Black Mascara also helps to contrast with her baby blues to bring them out.
Dark Shades make  lashes look long.

Kat Graham

Green Eyes 

The best and brightest eye effect we’ve seen for Green Eyes , Kat Graham’s shimmery purple shadow that completely surrounds her eyes.
Since purple and green are opposites on the color wheel, they look extra vibrant when paired together.

Kim Kardashian

Brown Eyes  

If you eyes are dark brown like Kim Kardashian’s, go for a contrasting pale champagne shadow to make them pop.
You can also line the inside of your Lower Lash Lines with a cream pencil to enhance the effect,
 and load on lots of mascara.


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dressing up a Cardigan !


There are many ways of keeping it simple yet looking awesome...here are some thoughts on prepping up a simple cardigan , for a soecial evening :)

Belt It: Nothing can give a potentially librarian-ish cardi more va-vavoom than cinching in the waist, and, particularly If your chosen sweater already has a little bling built in, this season we’d suggest a skinny belt.
The look is modern (we’ve seen it on Rosario Dawson — love.) especially if you pick a skinny belt, and, for evening, some patent shine.
 And while you can match your belt to your sweater for a monochrome look, don’t be afraid to mix it up (we like deep purple with a pale gray, or silver with black).

Brooch It: Need to kick up your cardigan’s holiday flava, and want the cinched/wrap look without the belt? Try a fab sparkly brooch — wrap the cardi like you’re going to belt it and instead secure it at the waist with a pretty pin.
No need to spend a bundle ,, even a simple one would work wonders!

Balance With Some Sex Appeal: Still worried that a cardigan will be too, well, stuffy when you’d rather have some sizzle? You can look feminine and sexy in a cardigan if you like — it’s all about balance. The rule is if you’re covered up on top, you can show a little extra leg (of course, how much depends on the nature of the function — if it’s work related, keep it clean people).

The Military Trend !


The mIlitarytrend was pretty in this season ..let's see how to carry it off the right way!

…pick one military piece you love — whether it be a jacket, boots or skinny cargo pants — and pair it with decidedly non-military pieces (put the jacket, for example, with a tunic tank, dark skinny jeans, and embellished flats) for a modern look.

…pair your military inspired item with a pop of bold color or shine — since military-style pieces are usually neutral in color, a metallic skirt or, say, bright purple cami, will ensure that your look is anything but drab.

…be situation appropriate. As much as you might love the military look, that zip front military skirt might be more appropriate for Friday night than dinner at your boss’s house.

…wear camouflage, unless it’s SUPER subtle or unless your under 21 — again,
leave the fatigues to the real soldiers.
forget that it’s not just about combat boots and cargo jackets — it’s about color too.
Sand and olive are part of the trend, so if the more obvious details are all a bit much for you,
consider adding a drapey sand-colored tank (like this one from Bluefly) to look totally up-to-date but not over-the-top.

Dressing like a Rockstar!


We all feel like rockstars about ourselves at times..well..if you wanna dress up like a rockstar too..follow these simple steps ;)

Find inspiration. Look at all the popular groups in your genre with female leads and take notes on their personal style.
 Look and see what elements of their style you like and can easily incorporate into your existing wardrobe.
 For example Courtney Love’s Hole-era style of baby doll dresses and heavy make-up was a great rock chick look.
Babydoll dresses are a HUGE trend this year

2. Develop a Signature Piece.
Do you have a signature items that you wear everyday like stiletto heels, scarves, bright red hair, etc?
If not, develop a signature item that is uniquely you that will make you and your band standout from the pack.
 For example, always wear the babydoll dresses with stilettos or wear it with converse hot top sneakers.
Maybe rock an awesome hair cut (with a shocking color) with sweet floral dresses.
  Focus your energies on maintaining or building a collection of these items. Always try make sure you have one feminine and one rocker element in all of your outfits.

3. Know Your Stores. Know which stores can offer you the best clothing and be LOYAL!

4. Make sure you can maintain it.
 Until you become a star, you’ll be doing your own make-up and acting as your own personal stylist. Make sure what ever style you create can be maintain on the road and with minimum help from others.It’s important that you “own” the style, so when you become a rock star, the image carries over.

Nail Art - 3D heart Design

How to Do a Heart Burst Manicure

You’ll need a minimum of three colors. I chose a nude, pink and purple.

Heart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 1 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialStep One  After filing nails and waiting for your base coat to dry, paint one to two coats of your lightest color. Wait at least 30 minutes for the polish to dry. I like to wait an hour to remain on the safe side

Heart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 2 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialStep Two Apply tape. I used striping tape,  you can use trimmed Scotch tape. You’ll need four pieces for every nail.

Heart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 3 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialHeart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 4 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialStep Three Alternating every other space, paint the triangles your second color.

Step Four  Wait at least 10 to 20 minutes before removing the tape. You’ll be left with this design, which is actually pretty cool.

Heart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 5 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialStep Five To create the hearts, I used the back end of a paintbrush to create two small dots. You can also use a straight pin, bobby pin or dotting tool.

Heart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 6 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialStep Six Create a V-shape underneath the two dots and fill in the center.

Heart Burst Nail Tutorial Step 7 Be Still My Heart: Heart Burst Nail TutorialStep Seven  Wait for the hearts to dry and then apply a topcoat to seal in your design. Use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the cuticles.

DIY- Funky Bracelet !

statement bracelet 1 How to Make a Statement BraceletHello!

Here's a great way to create your own funky bracelet!

Supplies you need :
  • Gold and silver chain ,
  • Rhinestone,
  •  Black Suede rope,
  • pliers,
  •  bracelet closure.

Follow these steps :   

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 1. Tie together the two pieces of chain (two chain should be the same size links so they match up when weaving rope) with a double knot.statement bracelet 5 How to Make a Statement Bracelet
2. Place the rhinestones in between the two pieces of
 chain and begin weaving all three.
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3. Using your pliers, remove any extra links so all three chains line up. Double knot at the end.
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4. Tie the closures on each end. Trim excess rope.

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5. Fasten around your wrist and to create a great mixed metal look!

DIY- Make Gold Clutch !


Many of us would would be wanting a Gold Clutch to carry to a party or an evening out with friends...well..there's no need for yout to buy it and waste money . Go easy on your pockets and just get a Tape and  Spray Paint ;)

Here are two simple steps for you to follow , to get a Gold Clutch :

red clutch How to Make a Gold Clutch
1. Tape off the area that you would like to be gold.

spray clutch How to Make a Gold Clutch

2. Holding the spray paint at least 6″ away, spray a thin layer, covering the bag.
3.Let dry for at least 1 full day.
4.Make sure to put newspaper or an old cloth under the bag to protect the surface below.

And Here it is !  


Monday, 24 September 2012

Fall's Stand out Toppers!

There's no use in a great outfit if you're covering it in a less than killer coat!

 Solution:ultra stylish designs in the season's top trends. From cool leather details to ladylike waist-cinchers, these toppers are so chic you may want to leave them on indoors!

Look of the Day photo | H&MLook of the Day photo | Oasis

Look of the Day photo | ASOSLook of the Day photo | River Island

Transforming Summer Pieces into Fall

Don't pack away your summer pieces just yet! With just a few simple styling tricks you can take your favorite warm-weather basics into fall (or from casual to office-friendly...or day to night!) just like Blake Lively, Alexa Chung, Brooklyn Decker and more.

Look of the Day photo | Tuxedo-Stripe PantsTuxedo-Stripe Pants

Sometimes making a seasonal transition is as simple as extending your sleeve length. Miranda Kerr wore her two-tone A.L.C. trousers with an arm-baring top, while Blake Lively styled her Lanvin pair with a long-sleeved shirt.

Look of the Day photo | Red DressRed Dress

That perfect strapless red dress can span the seasons with addition of a clever cover-up. Charlize Theron wore her Lanvin peplum design sans topper, while Brooklyn Decker warmed up her Katie Ermilio wrap dress with the addition of a blazer and close-toed shoes.

Look of the Day photo | Black ShortsBlack Shorts 

It doesn't get easier than this! Make a classic pair of black shorts winter-ready with the addition of opaque tights. Ginnifer Goodwin and Alexa Chung wore nearly identical outfits, with the exception of Chung's warmth-adding hosiery.

Ways to Look Better in the morning !

Here are some tips for you to look good in the morning ! We all have our days when we might not look that bright and shining early int he day , hence , follow these steps to look your best :)


Prep Hair Before Bed

If your fine strands tend to look greasy the minute you open your eyes, "use a dry shampoo preventively,". Spray roots until hair feels chalky. "The powder will suck up oils as they're produced,". "Come morning, you won't have to degrease or worry about seeing powdery residues." Then you can style and go!

Look of the Day photo | Put Down the PopcornPut Down the Popcorn 

If you want to wake up with a flat tummy, close the kitchen two hours before hitting the sack. Absolutely craving a late-night snack? Avoid anything salty. "Cut up a grapefruit and grate some fresh ginger over it.

 Grapefruit is hydrating, and ginger is an anti-inflammatory that has the added benefit of calming skin.

Look of the Day photo | Pour Some Fennel Tea

Pour Some Fennel Tea 

"The seeds fight gas, meaning you'll awaken less bloated,". The licorice-y flavor might take some getting used to; Slayton suggests adding a splash of lemon juice to brighten the taste.

Cleanse, Rinse, Repeat

To prevent smudgy raccoon eyes, wash twice in the evening. "First, use a milky cleanser to remove makeup,. "To make sure there's nothing left behind, follow with a gel cleanser," which eliminates oily residue.

Stick a Bandage On It

You may not want to smother a zit with makeup, but hydrocortisone? "Go for it!"

. Before bed, slather on the anti-inflammatory cream, then seal it in with a waterproof bandage. "This intensifies the potency, so the next morning the pimple will be smaller and less red. It's nearly as effective as getting a steroid injection."