Monday, 16 April 2012

How To Get An Easy And Gorgeous Updo

Having a hairstyle for every occasion is every woman's dream. We can straighten our hair, curl them, tie them into a pony, bunch them into a bun or simply go with a messy yet stylish up-do.

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If you are looking for a simple way to get your favourite up-do hairstyle without visiting the parlour every other day, this tutorial is just right for you!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Oriflame - Beauty Products For Life

When it comes to sassy colours and donning new styles, there are few companies that have won over the hearts of women like Oriflame has. It is a company with beauty ingrained in its very core and brings to women whatever it is that their hearts may desire. Oriflame is well known internationally and has a firm base in India, so that every woman can take advantage of their wonderful products. 

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12 Colours To Suit All Women - #10, #11 & #12!

Using the basic black for mascara is out of style, as is sticking to simple shades for eye shadow and lipsticks. Ladies, if you take a step outside your comfort zone, you will find a bevy of colour options waiting to be tried out. If you have wanted to find a style that is all yours, choosing a daring and bright colour is the way to go. And you need not worry about looking unprofessional. You can get a beautiful yet sophisticated look for home and office, especially with these three choices from the list of 12 bright colours every woman can pull off!

#10. Maroon/Brown Mascara: Black is the basic choice women make for their mascaras but this definitely needs to change. There are many other shades available in the market for those who want to change their style. If you do not want something too different from your tastes, a hint of maroonish-brown mascara will work wonders. You can team it up with silver, blue, green and even red eyeshadow for a subtle yet sexy effect. The best part is that you can carry it off, no matter what your skin tone or complexion is!

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#11. Blue Eyeshadow: Blue is a rare choice for the Indian women, however it does make for an edgy and gorgeous makeup accessory. It matches well with different shades and hues of blue clothing and suits all skin tones.Women with dark skin can use a deep shade of blue to bring out their eyes, while fair skinned women can work with light shades of blue for a soft effect. If you have olive or wheatish toned skin, you can simply use a black base and brighten it up considerably with some blue eyeshadow. It can be complemented by brown or black mascara as well.

#12. Orangeish-Yellow Lipstick: For some women, it may be too much to pull off a yellow or strong orange lipstick, but an in between can be the perfect match. A soft orange-yellow mix of lip colour can be seen get along with beige and dark brown suits. If you have olive skin, then a light application will make your lips pop but keep them classy. Dark skinned women can apply one coat and team it up with plain lipgloss for a soft and full lipped effect. If you have a bright complexion, you can wear this combination wherever you like without giving it an extra thought!

12 Colours To Suit All Women - #7, #8 & #9!

Indian women usually stick to dark browns and deep reds lipsticks for their makeup kits, along with some kajal to define the eyes. There is hardly any blush or eye shadow that goes along with daily wear, only for special occasions. Ladies, there is no need to be afraid of trying out the unknown on an everyday basis. You can get a beautiful yet sophisticated look for home and office, especially with these three choices from the list of 12 bright colours every woman can pull off!

#7. Peachy Pink Blush: When you blush, the hidden pink in your skin comes to life, showing how every woman looks gorgeous with some peach pink tones on her side. If you have a light complexion, bold strokes of the blush will bring your inner glow to life. Olive skinned women can apply smaller strokes around their cheekbones for a defined jawline. And women who have a dark skin tone can subtly apply some under the cheeks to give them a rosy glow. This is one colour you won't regret applying as blush.

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#8. Silver Eyeshadow: Silver barely gets a mention in the makeup kit of Indian women, but you should consider investing in some silvery eyeshadow. This is a colour that has made it big for all skin tones. Dark complexions can apply a very small amount and make their eyes shimmer. Bright skin tones need to put on a little extra, with a black base for an elegant look. Olive skinned women have it the best with silver eyeshadow, since they can apply it any way they like. It makes the eyes look bigger, the face thinner and can give you a glamorous look for any evening.

#9. Coral Pink Lip Colour: When you wear coral coloured lipsticks, it may not suit the overall tone of many women, but coral pink lip gloss can work wonders. This can be used as a lip plumper when you already have lipstick on. It can also make for subtle lip colour if the rest of your makeup is heavy. It looks best when the clothes you are wearing are also colourful and bright in nature. You can try this lip balm or colour with another shade of lipstick, especially if you apply a light beige colour.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

12 Colours To Suit All Women - #4, #5 & #6!

On the list of 12 colours that each and every woman can pull off, there exist some basic back-to-earth tones as well. These colours are meant for women who want to keep their daily makeup under the radar but still look absolutely gorgeous.

#4. Beige Eyeshadow: If you've decided that gold lipgloss is the way to go for you, then you will definitely love the combination of beige eyeshadow with it. You can simply apply a coat for a subdued yet glamorous style.

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#5. Mocha Lipcolour: Whether you're putting on lipstick or lipgloss, few colours go as well with the natural skin tones as mocha. If you are looking for something business friendly, mocha is the way to go.

#6. Blue Eyeliner: Black eyeliner or kajal is just about the norm these days, so why not brighten your eyes with some dazzling blue? Putting on a single line on the eyelids will give you the big, beautiful eyes you want without the boredom of the black!

12 Colours To Suit All Women - #1, #2 & #3!

Ladies, how many of you have kept away a makeup set when shopping thinking the colours are too bright for you? We believe that bright colours - the pinks, reds and purples - can suit every woman, if she knows how to apply them well. This is why, we present to you a list of 12 bright colours that every woman can use without fear. Simply so because they add an air of elegance to your daily look and a touch of confidence to your makeup regime!

#1. Bright Pink: Few colours manage to look as good on all skin tones as bright pink does, especially when used as lipstick. Women with a bright complexion can easily pull of this not so subtle shade. If you happen to have a somewhat wheatish skin tone, you can add some darker shades of raspberry or maroon to the mix and turn your lips into elegance personified. If you've been wondering how to make dark skin tones work with bright pink, then you'll be surprised to see how well it blends in with some mocha coloured lips in the summer and winter season.

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#2. Plum: This light, whimsical form of purple is not used often enough by Indian women in their makeup kits. The beauty of plum is that it is universally suited to various skin types, just by adjusting how much you use. If you have bright skin, you skin simply apply the colour in the form of blush on your cheekbones and reap a gorgeous effect. For olive complexions, you can apply it around the cheeks in a sleek, upward manner. And if you have a dark skin tone, you can mix the plum coloured blush with some foundation and dab it on the cheeks with ease.

#3. Golden Shimmer: While wearing shimmery colours daily may not be every woman's idea of a beautiful day, gold lipgloss can make all the difference. It may become overwhelming for women with a light complexion and so can be mixed in with a darker shade of lipstick. Women with dark skin tones will take to the golden shimmer lipstick naturally, which means they can wear it day or night without fear. If you happen to have olive skin, then you can apply the golden shimmer lipgloss during the day time and mix it with a little light pink or mocha lipstick for an elegant look.

Monday, 9 April 2012

4 Hottest Hair Colouring Options for 2012

Ladies, if you're opting for a change of hair colour this summer, you need to make sure you have the right trend for you. The fashion calendar for 2012 is seeing some brand new colours for your gorgeous locks! You can try out various combinations as per your skin tone and style preferences. The 4 fashion trends that have caught on are:

Browns & Blondes: Women who have a wheatish skin tone would be best suited to trying out a combination of brunette and blonde highlights. Shades of brown such as mocha, caramel and deep brown are commonly seen as the best colours for the typical Indian complexion. Blonde highlights layer the brown with a sharp opposite to make it look more gorgeous. These complement the skin and bring out the shape of the high cheekbones on many women. Alternatively, you can also get a full brown colour base and blonde highlights to make for a stylish look.

Deep Red: Indian women often go with a mehendi dye for orange-ish red hair. This is a look that suits many skin tones and complexions. In the same way, women can also try out different shades of deep red or maroon for their hair as well. Colours such as burgundy, maroon and rosewood are well suited to the Indian woman and adds a dash of sophistication to the overall style.

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Bright Hues: If you have a bright complexion, then checking out some of the bright hues and shades in the market is the way to go. These include subtle blonde colours, as well as the lightest shades of brown. One can give a try to platinum and silver colours as well, which are experimental but can look elegant when applied well.

Colour Me Silly: Although getting streaks and highlights of various colours in the rainbow are considered to be a style for teenagers and college students, it can work for older women as well. If you work at home or are in an industry that does not require a formal sense of dressing, you can definitely try out these fashions. Red, blue and purple streaks are the most popular as of now with women. However, shades of orange and green are also slowly catching on.

If you are looking forward to trying out these style options, you can simply walk into your closest parlour or try it at home. Either way, get ready to inject some fun into your daily fashion and style.

Considering A Hair Colour Change: Read This!

As most women do, most of you would have considered colouring their hair at home instead of at a parlour. This is quick, cheap and easy to do! More than that, you have complete control over how you want your hair to look, instead of somebody else giving you the style. There are dozens of colour varieties available for women who choose to style their locks at home, which makes the process all the more fun.

When you are looking to colour your hair, there are some things to keep in mind. These are:

Your Skin Tone: Your natural hair will always match your skin tone perfectly well, but the same cannot be said for different colours. This is why women with dark complexions rarely get blonde coloured hair or metallic colours. In the same way, women who have wheatish and light complexions must be careful to not look pale because of their dark locks. Women who have very fair skin, can often pull off reddish tones and hues wonderfully. To make sure you get the best effect, consider the colour combination carefully.

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Full Colour or Highlights: You have a choice of the amount of colour you put on your hair. Highlights will only colour certain locks of hair and act as a contrast to your current hair colour. A full colour means that you dye all your hair. The choice lies with the woman, depending on how she wants her hair to look. While highlighting suits some women wonderfully so, others should stick to a full head of colour.

Permanent or Semi-Permanent: Although all hair colours wash off after a while, the semi-permanent ones do so faster and are not affected by the growth of new hair. In this way, the roots will not show up looking out of place, since the original hair colour is still present. With permanent colours, the roots show up quite quickly and then the colour needs to be re-applied. Women looking to keep a certain colour should go for this option. Others can try out semi-permanent colouring.

Where To Highlight: If you have chosen getting highlights, then you must decide where to use them. They can be spread all over the head, but that looks messy. Highlights close to  the face or surrounding it can make your face look younger, while highlights situated in the middle or the back of the head can give a classy appearace.

These are four points to keep in mind when colouring the hair at home! And overall, the  best way to proceed for most women is to keep it simple and pamper yourself with a new colour as and when you like!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

How Does Aloe Vera Benefit My Skin?

The history of beauty in India has long been tied to the use of herbs, plant and flowers extracts along with essential oils. Combined, they have created the base for many herbal and organic beauty products that are in vogue today. For the quintessential Indian woman, a basic knowledge of these organic ingredients and their benefits has long been key to her glowing skin. One of the most potent ingredients that has been used for several hundred years and continues to be popular is Aloe Vera.

As most us women would know, Aloe Vera is used in several types of organic products. There are several uses of the plant for your body, skin and hair care. A few of the common ones for the skin are:

1. Daily Skin Care: Aloe Vera is quite wonderful for application on the skin every day. You can either apply a gel based face-wash or wash the skin with the juice extracted from the plant. It allows dry skin to gain moisture naturally and gives the skin a supple feel. It is also considered to be an anti-aging method, as the gentle exfoliation it provides keeps fine and wrinkles under check.

2. Prevention of Acne: In the case of acne and pimples on the face, Aloe Vera gel will always come to the rescue. The plant has anti-inflammatory properties, which ensures that the redness of skin decreased after application. If you find your skin becoming dry or itchy, you can rub on a layer of Aloe Vera to stop yourself from scratching and leaving scars. Aloe Vera oil can also be used to massage the skin till the acne and pimples fade away.

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3. Treating Sunburnt Skin: Now that the summer is almost here, you should be careful about how much you expose your skin to the sun. Aloe Vera cream can be used as an effective sunscreen lotion or simply be applied to tanned or sunburnt skin to provide immediate cooling and relief. It is also used to prevent the dryness of skin and allergies that happen in the summer season due to excessive sweating.

4. Provides Nutrtients For Skin: Your skin requires a delicate balance of various minerals, vitamins and acids to remain healthy. While most of these can be obtained easily through your diet, some of them get missed out on. Aloe Vera provides a mixture of various vitamins such as A, E, B12, B2 and C for keeping the skin young and glowing. It also contains Niacin and Folic Acid, which are necessary in maintaining the skin tone.

Aloe Vera has long been treated as a miracle plant of sorts, considering how much you can benefit from it. In fact, most women would be advised to grow their own plants to get some of the benefits directly from the source. And for the rest of these benefits, there are always some wonderful organic products to rely on.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rustic Art - Herbal Products For Your Body

Keeping in mind the need for herbal skin care products in the market, there are quite a few companies who have taken up the cause of providing them. One of these companies happens to be Rustic Art.

Rustic Art believes itself to be lovers and protectors of nature, who want everybody to share their passion for all natural and organic products. They have a philosophy behind their range of products - to provide the market with something that is pure and carries within it the essence of nature. They create herbal products which are safe for your body, safe for the environment and a far cry from the many chemically enhanced products in the market today. Their all-natural attitude towards Skin Care makes their products absolutey perfect for any nature lover!

Rustic Art believes in providing a range of goods for every woman to indulge herself with. Starting from organic, all natural soaps to hair oils and organic shamppos, Rustic Art has come up an all natural range of detergents as well! All these are made from a variety of ingredients such as Geramanium, Turmeric, Jasmine, Coffee and Vanilla. This makes them refreshing for the skin along with acting as the perfect aromatherapy soaps. More than that, their fresh fragrances linger all day and there is no skin type that does not suit organic or herbal products such as these.

Unlike other herbal products in the market, Rustic Art also aims to give your clothing the all-natural treatment. With a range of organic detergents, you can ensure that your clothes remain clean while getting the benefit of nature. These detergents are able to scrub off the dirt and pollution immediately, without fading the clothes. On top of that, all the water you use remains eco-friendly, so you can immediately use it for gardening or if you want, washing up the house as well!

Rustic Art believes in giving to the women exactly what their skin needs - the ever gentle touch of nature. With their range of eco-friendly products, you will soon find yourself soothed and feeling beautiful like never before!

Sandalwood and Turmeric - Herbal Products par Excellence

When it comes to herbal products, India has an extensive history of the same. Indian women have been known for their beauty because of this history. Of all the different herbal products used, there are two ingredients that are often used in their making - sandalwood and turmeric.

Sandalwood : Better known as chandan, sandalwood is perhaps one of the most common ingredient for herbal skincare products in India. Its fragrant extract is full of benefits for the skin, all of which have been widely used in the country and the world for hundreds of years. Sandalwood oil is one of the essential oils for the skin. It can be used to decrease inflammation and redness on the face and skin quite easily.

Sandalwood oil is often used as an anti-aging skin care method. It slows down the onset of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. It is also effective in moisturizing dry skin, especially when used asking with rose water. It also has a calming effect on the body, which makes it an oil commonly used in aromatherapy as well.

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Turmeric : Ladies, the spice that you use nearly everyday in the kitchen has plenty of uses outside. There are many benefits for the skin associated with turmeric. It is known to prevent acne and dry skin, asking with providing relief for eczema. It also gives the skin a shine and keeps it soft and supple. There are few skin care problems that cannot be solved with the application of turmeric in paste form to the skin.

Turmeric has been shown to bring a cure in early cases of psoriasis and hyper-pigmentation. And this is not all. Even every day skin problems such as blemishes on the face, blackheads, whiteheads and sun damage are soothed thanks to turmeric! Known as haldi, it is used frequently in pre-wedding rituals by brides in many parts of South-East Asia. It even enjoys a popularity in the east as a face wash paste and exfoliating agent.

The Importance Of Using Herbal Soaps

A daily part of our beauty regimes happens to be our soaps. We rarely go a single day without using soaps or a face wash to give our skin a fresh and clear look. But do we always use the right soaps for our skin? While regular soaps are used to remove dirt and pollution from the face, they can also end up damaging the skin in other ways. These soaps are made from various chemicals, which is unhealthy for the skin over a longer period of time! This is why it is considered to be safer to use herbal soaps as much as possible.

Off late, you will find commerical soaps with "added moisturizer" and "skin healing properties". Even with these additions, the soaps do not do any better for your skin. Using herbal soaps on the other hand, allows the skin to flourish under the care of nature. There are a number of ingredients used in these soaps, all of them extracts from a natural plant, herb or flower. These extracts are soft on the skin, while helping to repair any damage caused by dirt and pollution. Much of the skin care we require can be tapped from herbal soaps, which remain healthy for the body and the environment.

Some of the more ingredients used to make soap is glycerin. You can find certain herbal additions to this basic formula, which add fragrance and healing properties. Shea butter, cocoa butter, neem, honey, aloe vera, extract of lemon and orange, rose water - these are all common herbal extracts  that are seen in soaps and used frequently. They are wonderful for dry skin, oily skin and sensitive types of skin and rarely cause allergies or irritation. This also makes them the perfect gift for friends and loved ones alike.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Foot Care Creams and Their Use

Often enough us women become so wrapped in our daily face and skin care regimes, we completely forget about our feet! The skin on the feet is naturally tough, which means it can weather quite a lot of tough treatment without problems. However, when the skin does crack, it can become quite painful and difficult to treat. The best way to avoid this situation? Use foot care creams regularly and keep your feet as soft as velvet.

These days, you will find that there is no dearth of foot care products available in the market. You can find almost any kind of foot cream you need and a host of things that can tag along. Even the number of ingredients in these creams has grown! At first, there used to be creams with simple Glycerine and wax mixtures. Now you have every kind of vitamin, mineral and natural oil available for soft steps on the ground. This definitely should inspire you to take better care of your feet.

If you are in the habit of getting frequent pedicures, then you will know the importance of foot cream! But simply rubbing some on at the start of the day will not be helpful. There is a method to be followed when it comes to using foot care creams and products! A proper process ensures that you can get the full advantage of the products and your feet get the benefits. After all, a little attention to the feet definitely goes a long way!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Choosing The Correct Saree Material

The perfect attire for all Indian women for each and every occasion is the saree. It suits all body types and is sure to give a flattering look to your figure. Even so, there is one criteria that applies to picking out designer sarees for yourself and that is the material of the saree!

Cotton Sarees: One of the most common kinds of material available, these are comfortable and light weight sarees. They are usually worn in the summers and dominate the casual every day market for sarees.

Silk Sarees: The traditional Indian saree has always been associated with silk. If you are looking for something eye-catching to be worn in the cold winter months, silk sarees are your best bet.

Georgette Sarees: The material is light and weight and is generally used for sarees that require a number of pleats and a simple drape. It is one of the more popular styles for the autumn season.

Chiffon Sarees: These are usually sheer in nature and are quite simple to carry off. If you are looking for something more casual than Georgette but still able to carry off prints and embroidery, this is the saree for you!

Net Sarees: These are completely sheer sarees, where the emphasis is on the design of the blouse and the petticoat. Usually seen at casual events, these are popular with Bollywood.

Crepe Sarees: These sarees are usually knitted or woven in nature and are the very picture of luxury. The material is perfect for getting the perfect drape and fall.