Monday, 28 May 2012

Hairstyle do's and don'ts !

While the bed head look might be cute and trendy, healthy-looking, bouncing and behaving hair is an indicator of your health and youth. Hair that has lost its shape and sheen will not only make you look strapped for time or downright lazy, it can also make you appear older than you are. Be wary of these six mistakes that will add years .


When it comes to length, finding the right length is very important
. If your hair is too long, it can make your face and your features look elongated as well. A dragged-down mouth and mopey face, combined with hair that is dull, dry, and brittle is a girls worst nightmare!
 If you love long hair, be sure to deep condition regularly to keep your hair silky smooth. Going too short may also be a mistake if it’s left to its own, as you risk looking like the dreaded Soccer Mom. You don’t need to drop your ‘do just because you’ve hit a certain decade. Find a good hair stylist and rely on family and good friends to give you good feedback. Then as long as you keep your hair healthy and your cut up to date, you’ll look congruent.

Too Dark

When your hair starts getting those salt-and-peppery grays, it can be tempting to dye it back to a darker, more rich hair color. Be careful when doing this, that you don’t go overboard and get your hair too dark. It’s a common problem which keeps corrective hair color services in salons a big money-maker!
 Thinning hair that is too dark, may make your scalp peek through. Coloring a shade or two lighter may alleviate that problem. Additionally, jet black hair often makes every feature pop . . . emphasizing every wrinkle and every line.

Too Cool

Hair and skin naturally fall into cool and warm tones. When you dye your hair a cool color, your skin can look washed-out from the cool tones. This is especially true as you get older as skin naturally loses warmth as you age.  Your skin looks older than it is, artificially adding years to how you look..

Too Light

Just like length, you can also look older than you are by taking your hair color too light. If your hair is the same shade of lightness as your skin, it can make you look washed out .

Styling Faux Pas

What you use on your hair can have as much of an aging impact as the cut and color of your hair. You probably know that shampooing your hair too often can dry it out. If you rely on a curling iron or flat-iron to style your hair, your hair can quickly begin to look dull, frizzy, and fried. Definitely not sexy. Be careful of high ammonia dyes and bleach. Your biggest ally is always to condition, condition, condition!

Going Gray

Going gray is a personal choice and more and more baby-boomers are seen going that route. That said, there are grays that make you look distinguished and grays that make you look old.
Stay silver and foxy by preventing the grays from yellowing. Use bluing shampoos to keep your white, white and silver, silver. Use UV filters and shine serums to keep those silver strands shiny. And, don’t forget to get a fabulous cut for your face shape and keep it trimmed!

Get a fringe according to your face shape


A fringe is a great way to get a fresh new look without changing your entire hairstyle. . Not everyone wants a drastic new look, but if you want to tweak your current hairstyle just a bit, then a new fringe hairstyle is for you.

Fringe hairstyles can range from a full fringe look or you can get a subtle look with fringe by adding in pieces that blend in with your layers like the look below.

The most important consideration in choosing a fringe hairstyle for your face shape is to know what face shape category you fit into.

Hair Fringe Hairstyles

Round Face Shape

Fringe on a round face shape should be angled with varying layers. Find a fringe hairstyle with angled pieces which will offset the roundness of your face. Angled fringe with varying lengths in the layers within the fringe is a great hairstyle option because it will also counterbalance the roundness of your face.
Long Hair with Fringe






Heart Face Shape

Heart shaped faces look best with full fringe. If you have a heart-shaped face you are wider through the forehead and narrower through the chin. A full fringe hairstyle that is shorter in the middle and longer towards the sides is perfect for heart-shaped faces to balance the face shape.

Side Fringe Hairstyles




Square Face Shape

Square face fringe should be side swept to soften a strong jaw line. Side swept fringe is perfect for softening the stronger, more dramatic, facial features found on those of you with square face shapes. Try a side swept fringe hairstyle with soft layers around your face to soften your look even more.

Oval Face Shape
Halle Berry has an oval face and looks best with fringe
Considered the ideal face shape,oval faces can wear any type of fringe hairstyle. Oval faces are the most ideal face shape because you can pull off virtually any fringe hairstyle. Lucky you! You can choose any type of fringe hairstyle that you like.
Keep your fringe hairstyle looking fresh by getting regular trims. Your fringe should be trimmed about every four weeks to keep your fringe hairstyle looking its best.

LIpstick trends for 2012


Makeup is considered one of the essential things that every woman should have- it can boost her confidence and make her look and feel good. Lipsticks are continuously making fashion and beauty statements, so be keep up with this year’s top lipstick trends. The latest in lip colors are the extremes – the pale and the dark shades.


nude lipstick trend 2012

Go with the ExtremesPale Lip Colors
These timeless colors never go out of style. They are classic, sophisticated, charming, and embrace your femininity.
Famous shades are nudes and pastels. These colors emphasize your natural beauty and simplicity.

Dark Vampy Lip Colors
Bloody red, orange, deep purple, and burgundy lips are also in this year- show your bold side and courage by sporting these colors. Get a vampy look and capture everybody’s attention. These colors are perfect ways to showcase your delicious lips.

How to Wear your Lip Colors

Pale Lip Colors

If you want to go with the nudes, then pair them up with the natural looking makeup. Prevent appearing dull and washed out when using this palette of colors by pairing it with neutral-colored eye shadows, bronzer, and light blush to help you pull off an amazing ‘au naturale’ look.

Choose a lip colour according to your skin tone.
dark vampy lipstick trend 2012If you have a light or medium skin tone, then pick shades of pink or rose. If you have a dark skin tone, go for the shades of beige. In general, we would recommend you to avoid the shimmer and the shine when it comes to nude lip colors. Stick with those that have a matte finish.

Dark Vampy Lip Colors

If you want to go to the opposite way with dark, daring lip colors, you must remember to keep the rest of your face natural or it will look overdone. Always remember the rule “only emphasize one facial feature at a time”.

Keep your eye shadow neutral and/or put on a little bit of eye liner and mascara on. To make your face livelier and glowing, dab on some peach or pink blush on your cheeks.

What does your handbag say about you ?


More so than clothing, your handbag is a reflection of your personality and the key to your real self. It’s not just the type or style of bag you carry around, but also its brand, material and distinguishing features that shout out to everyone.

  • Backpacks

Backpacks are for the more practical and hands on person. She is genuine and always prepared and ready. Rather than caring about looks and what others think about her appearance, she focuses on efficiency and functionality. This is in contrast to the clutch carrier.
                           aldo green, blue and white stripe backpackasos red tribal print and leather straps backpack

  • Clutch Handbag

A woman with a clutch only carries the most important things she needs. She holds on to her favourites; she doesn’t want to carry all her possessions with her and feels confident with what she has and who she is. Usually ladies with clutches are quite outgoing and aren’t afraid to ask friends or companions to hold things for them.
                          rebecca minkoff neon yellow and tan clutch handbagmaison de posh blue envelope clutch handbag with butterfly detail

  • Oversized/ Tote Handbag

A woman seen with an oversized or tote bag is easy going, fun loving and simple. There’s no need to spend lots of money on designer bags and once again, they don’t focus on appearance so much. Instead, they like to be practical and prepared. Carrying an oversized or tote bag also says that you’re a busy bee, always dashing around and occupied.
                                  hermes blue leather handbag with pink detailsbottega veneta orange woven oversized handbag

  • Shoulder Handbag

The black leather ‘under the arm’ bag often marks a woman as elegant, high class and sophisticated. These bags are relatively small and branded to maximise efficiency but also classy enough to show status and wealth. The ‘under the arm’ bag is often matched with a pencil skirt, a crisp shirt, blazer and high heels – the whole outfit screams out business woman all over.
                              2b brown leather shoulder handbagysl purple mauve leather shoulder handbag

  • Knit Handbags

Knit bags are much to the opposite. A woman with a knit bag is seen as a warm and friendly person. She loves to have fun and gives off a slightly arty vibe. A creative, original and fun person to hang around with.
                             kate spade brown woven handbag with red detailsmissoni black and white crochet handbag with brown leather straps

  • Chain Accessories Handbag

Handbags with metal or chain accessories are the definition of rebellious. They signal someone who is different, someone who would rather stand out than fit in. They are attention seekers and aren’t afraid to display their values.
                               nine west tan and mint green leather mini handbag with gold chain handlemulberry green leather shoulder handbag with chain handles

  • Sequins/ Sparkly Handbag

The complete ‘centre of attention’ personality is defined by the sequined or sparkly handbag. The owners themselves are outgoing and social, proud to be different. Their bags too seem to shout out ‘look at me,’ particularly when the colours are almost blinding to look at.
fendi gold sequins sparkle handbagjimmy choo gold glitter handbag

  • Neutral Handbag

Neutral coloured handbags suggest that you are kind, friendly and approachable. They give off a comfortable, gentle vibe and define you as the willing to help out sort of person. Quiet and almost in the background but nice to hang out with all the same. Pale, girlish colours such as rose pink, lilac, mauve and light blue seem to hint a calm and soft personality. These colours usually appeal to younger women and represent youth and freshness.
                             michael kors brown leather handbagjuicy couture beige handbag

  • Satchel Handbag

A lady that carries the satchel style handbag is the perfect definition of a soft yet firm person. She gives out warm and friendly vibes yet she’s firm enough as to not be taken advantage of. Satchel ladies love to accessorise with the occasional scarf or bangle, but still travel light because there is no room for unnecessary pieces in this bag. Their life is on the go and they know exactly what they want.
blue and white nautical tripe satchel handbag with brown leather handlesproenza schoulder coral leather satchel handbag

  • Bowling Handbag

The bowling bag is for those who spend every day out having lunch with their friends, at meetings, on picnics and a movie at the theatre.
                       debenhams purple patent leather bowling handbagburberry black and tan bowling handbag

Nail colour trends

Every year yields new fashion trends, from tops and pants to shoes and handbags, many fashion pieces become stylish and the next season are nowhere to be seen, but often nail polish trends are disregarded.

In the last few months of 2011, neon nail polish was all the range (how could we forget those neon bright fingertips), but now in 2012 nail polish trends are turning to nude and beige shades. Choose simple, elegant, soft and colourless shades in beige yellow and pink. Think of that pinky-beige color used in French Manicures.

                                           2012 nude nail polish trend

  • 2012 is all about showing off your natural nails. Look for polishes that have creamy undertones and are closer to your natural tone, you want your nails to look really shiny, smooth and also you want them to stand out.
          2012 nude nail polishlight orange nude nail polish 2012

  • =Considering all these simple plain light colors, it seems like milky pink nails are going to be really big this year. Milky pink gives your nails a very feminine, girly look. On the other hand, creamy shades of grey, white, pale pink and soft beige look refreshing on fingers, contrasting against the many printed clothing and accessories.
        nude light pink nails 2012 nail trendlight pink nails

  • For those of you interested in the soft pink shades, you should know that they flatter literally any skin tone. It can slightly cover the imperfections in your nails.
  • Zero shimmer and high-gloss that remains on your nails for quite a long time is the speciality of these soft pink nail polishes.

Beauty - taken care of at home!


Here are a few beauty tips for you that can be followd at home. All the things required to rejuvinate your body can be easily made with ingredients u find at home :)

1. Easy & Quick Solution to Dandruff

Dissolve 2 aspirins in any dandruff shampoo and then wash your hair. Results are amazing.

2. Make Your Own Herbal Hair Oil

(For dandruff & strong hair)

  • Take a bunch of mehendi leaves along with amla pieces (either fresh or dried ones which have been soaked overnight).
  • Grind these coarsely together.
  • Now take about 150 ml of coconut oil in a cooking vessel (kadai) and add the paste to it.
  • Simmer on low flame till all moisture evaporates.
  • Cool and strain use regularly.
  • Keeps dandruff away and also makes hair roots strong.

3. For a Glowing Face
Make a paste of 2 table spoons of cream (malai), 1½ table spoons of Ata (wheat flour ) and few drops of lime juice. Daily apply this paste on your face for 5 minutes, then remove it and wash.

[Note : For oily skin use besan (gram flour) instead of Ata.]

Try to think positive, take proper sleep and drink lots of water certainly no one can look more charming.

4. For Chicken Pox Marks

Kachha doodh with chiraunji (bheegi hui) mix it well and make a paste, apply it on chicken pox marks, they will disappear in few days.

5. For Best Hair

Massage hair with warm coconut oil an hour before washing. Take some petals of hibiscus and grind it in the mixer. Apply this paste to your hair and then rinse it. For better result you can boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter this oil and use it to control hair loss and thinning, you can also use Jaborandi oil which is again an extract of hibiscus flower.

6. Tomato Wrap

Make a puree of 4 tomatoes. Soak some rice for 30 minutes and grind it coarsely. Add this to the pureed tomatoes. Apply this mixture all over the body and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Bathe with warm water; this is a good scrub recipe for oily skin.

7. Hair Care

Problem: Excessive hair loss or getting early grey hairs.

Remedy: Soak some methi seeds in night and in the morning make the paste of the seeds and apply it to your scalp. After 1½ - 2 hrs rinse it with plane water. This will strengthen your hair and make them dark and shiny.

8. Skin care

Problem: If your face is dry and rough.

Remedy: Take equal amount each of Melon, Pumpkin, Cucumber and Watermelon and make a paste of these. Then blend it with milk cream and apply it on your. After 1 hr rinse your face with plane water.


Problem: Sunburn.

Remedy: Mix 1 teaspoon of Besan with 2 teaspoon of curd and apply it on your face. Let it remain on the face for ½ hrs. Rinse with plane water. Helps in curing sunburns.

9. Skin Tips

Improve your complexion

Mix equal amounts of Cucumber juice and Lime juice and apply them to your face before taking bath; wait for at least 10 mins. Your complexion will improve.

10. Household Tips for your skins– Using Tomatoes

Tomatoes are Anti-Oxidant hence including tomatoes in your daily diet will make your skin Wrinkle Free. And using the paste of one day old curd with a tomato and applying it to your skin soft. Also, if you skin is oily then applying the its pulp on your face for 15 min. then rinse your face with warm water. This will absorb extra oil from your skin and improve your complexion.

11. Beauty Tips

a. After the Mehendi dries, remove it and apply some Vicks Rub on your hands, let it be there for 5-6 hours. The color of your Mehendi will darken.

b. Remedy: Mix 1 teaspoon of Besan with 2 teaspoon of curd and apply it on your face. Let it remain on the face for ½ hrs. Rinse with plane water. Helps us during sunburns.

c. After removing the skin of the Cucumber and making a paste of the cucumber with raw milk and applying it on your skin will improve your complexion.

Friday, 25 May 2012

9 ways to dress up a white t-shirt !


A white t-shirt is a wardrobe essential as it goes with so many different outfits and can be worn with any color pants, jeans, skirt or shorts. Here are a few different ways to dress up a plain white t-shirt:

1. Add Layers
You might be surprised how much of a difference a colored tank top can make to dressing up a boring white t-shirt, so give it a try!

2. Turn It Into A Night-Time Look
If you are getting ready to head out to a party or some other social event, you might want to think about dressing up your white t-shirt with a sequin mini skirt in a color that will compliment you best.
white t-shirt and layers outfit
white t-shirt night time outfit

3. Make It Look Smart
If you are scheduled for a job interview, it will be important to make a good first impression by avoiding the cliché of a plain shirt. Simply add a stylish blazer over it.

4. Add A High Waist
These days it’s all about raising the height of your waist, so make a point of wearing a high waist skirt or pants with your plain tee once in a while.
white t-shirt smart oufit
white t-shirt and high waist skirt

5. Put A Vest Over It
You will find that a simple vest can easily transform even the most boring outfit, including a white t-shirt. A furry or denim vest will definitely add some oomph to your shirt.

6. Put On A Belt
Belts are another good way to dress up your appearance if you feel like a white-shirt and jeans just aren’t enough.
white t-shirt and vest outfit
white t-shirt and waist belt outfit

7. Arts And Crafts
One great way to dress up your white t-shirt is to get out some sparkly glitter glue, tie dye or a craft of your choice. It’s guaranteed that you won’t look boring after that, and no-one will have the exact same t-shirt as you.

8. Cut The Sleeves Off
Yet another way of transforming your white t-shirt is cut off the sleeves and turn it into a tank top.

9. Add Jewelry
Nothing dresses up a plain top like a nice necklace- choose a string of beads, a simple pendant necklace or a long chunky necklace.
white t-shirt and cut off sleeves outfit
white t-shirt and statement necklace outfit

Summer Fashion 4 must haves !


With a new season  comes new trends which are great to follow ! Know what are the trends for this summer and the essesntial must-haves :)


  • They are highly versatile, exceptionally comfortable and very stylish.
  • Loafers used to be men footwear made out of leather or suede in neutral colors. Nowadays loafers are also worn by many ladies as they now contain pretty prints, bright and pastels colors and even high heeled loafers.
brown leather high heel loafer pumpsorange patent leather flat loafers


Printed wide-leg pants

  • These are another must-have for this spring. This fashion item suits most body types as they fit at the hips and flare out at the legs.
  • Some WLP also have a high waist lines which lengthens the torso and flatter the body as a whole. Pair your wide leg pants with a fitted top and high heels or wedges.

blue and white polka dot wide leg pantsblack, pink and red floral print wide leg pantsblock print wide leg pants



Pendant Necklaces

  • As far as accessories are concerned, long pendant necklaces are definitely “in".
  •  They make for a great laid back relaxed look and you can even use a pendant necklace to dress up a plain white t-shirt or tank top.
  • There are so many different pendants to choose from, you can even create your own pendant necklaces.
silver bow pendant necklacesilver and gold keys pendant necklacegold love letter pendant necklace



Faded Crop Jeans

  • When it comes to pants, faded copped jeans are a must for spring. One of the best things about these jeans is that they are flattering on all body shapes and sizes.
  • Whether you have a more petite or larger figure, you’ll be able to pull this type of jeans off with no problem.

true religion blue low rise faded crop jeansdark blue faded crop jeansalmost famous black faded and ripped cropped jeans