Pamper yourself this summer


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Tired of giving excuses about your tanned skin to friends and relatives? The harsh sun rays are taking away all the charm and glow of your skin making it essential to shield your skin. In summers, skin becomes scruffy and loses all its moisture which paves the way to tanning, pre-aging and brown spots. Following are some of the refreshing advices to keep your skim plump and healthy.

  • Scrub the tattered skin out

To get that desired gleam in your skin the most important thing is to scrub the dead skin and cleanse the pores which lead to black heads. Although there are many scrubs available in market but its best to avoid chemical and exfoliate the impurities out of your skin with the natural way right from your kitchen cabinets.

Pamper yourself this summer

  • For those having normal to dry skin applying oats pack can be very useful. Mix spoonful of oats and curd and then apply this pack on face. After the pack gets dry rub the pack with few drops of water and then wash it off. Your skin will not only be deeply cleaned but also moisturized, de-tanned and rejuvenated.

  Pamper yourself this summer

  • Wearing a sleeveless and a wide neck shirt in summer can lead to embarrassment because of the patchy skin which is an unwanted gift by the sun. Bequest your body with this scrub pack which can be easily made at home. Take a spoon of red lentils (masoor), spilt dehusked black gram lentils (dhuli urad) and rice. Soak the three in raw milk for 1-2 hours and then grind it. Add honey, few drops of lemon and rose water in the mixture and you can apply this pack on your face as well as body. After leaving it for few minutes gently rub your skin with few drops of water and then finally wash it off. You will be surprised by the result and using this pack once a week can lead you to baby soft twinkling skin. Using a toner after exfoliation followed by a moisturizer is essential for maintaining the healthy glow. You can pat your skin with rose water frequently to keep the pores closed and your skin enlivened.
  • Sun Protection

Pamper yourself this summer

Avoid going out in this rising temperature especially between 11am to 4pm. Remember whenever you go out apply a sun screen 15 minutes prior to your date with sun. Your sunscreen has to be of SPF 40 and above protecting you from UVA and UVB. In case you forget to apply sunscreen, after coming back immediately massage a slice of tomato on your skin. This will not only invigorate your skin with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6 but will cool down your sunburns. With regular use you can also reduce acne scars and its appearance. 

  • Keep an eye on what you drink and eat

Pamper yourself this summer

Your external skin is the mirror of your internal health. Therefore it is very important to maintain healthy habits avoiding fried food and alcoholic drinks. Eating lot of fruits and sprouts will not only keep you hydrated from within but also replenish your body with vital vitamins and minerals nourishing your system. Drinking 4-5 litre of water daily is vital for your body and shining skin. If you are addicted to tea and coffee double your water consumption.

Perfect eye liner (hacks and designs)


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Looking at all those Cosmo magazines and those Oh So perfect models! One can’t miss out those eyes

Staring back at you with their perfect eye liners. The sultry eyes, flawless cat eyes, Scotch tape stencils to those near perfect Almond eyes. Here we share a few tricks and techniques so you too can get those flawless eyes:

Monolid eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Start off with a thin line at the inner corner, when lining your top lash line make a thick arch. So when you open your eyes you would have that perfect size line. We recommend using liquid or a gel liner.

Almond eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

It is advised to follow the natural curve of your eyelids. Increase the thickness of the eye liner as you move towards the outer corner of your eye. Almond shaped eyes are perfect for winged eye liner.

Downturned eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Downturned eyes are like Almond shaped, but only with a little downward tilt at the outer corners. To give it a more balanced or symmetrical look, opt for cat eyes or wing tips. Make sure you move upwards as you approach the outer corner of your eyes. Make it thin, with subtle wings and a dot of highlighter.

Round eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Line the outer edges of your lash line to make your eyes look a little longer. Alternately, you can choose long winged liner look. It is best advised to apply liquid liner on your upper lash line, at the inner corner from where your iris starts, all the way to the outer corner. Remember, it’s all about that elongated wide eyed look.

Hooded eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

Are due to the folding over of the lid, which causes your eyes to look smaller. You would want to make your eyes look bigger with eye liner, start by applying thick liner at the outer corner of your eye, towards the lash base, continue the same between the roots of your lashes. We recommend using dark gel or pencil liner.

Close-set eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

With close set eyes, it is best to focus on the outer corners of your eyes. Using a soft eye pencil, apply a thin line at the inner corner and make it thicker at the outer corner, taking the line a bit longer than your lash line. Make sure it’s at its thinnest in the inner corner near the tear duct, as this emphasizes the closeness of your eyes.

Wide-set eyes:

 Perfect eye liner

With wide-set eyes, you want to focus on the inner corners of your eyes, to make your eyes seem closer together. Start the line by your tear duct, and avoid extending it past the outer corner of your eye, extending or thickening the end will only draw your eyes further apart. Smudge pencil lengthwise at the bottom for a night-outlook.

Protruding eyes:

Perfect eye liner

In order to push back the lid space, we recommend applying a thick liner on the top lash line. To get that balance apply shadow to the bottom lash line and then add liner.

Bold is beautiful

Remember that girl next door? Don’t traumatize others by being just a boring simple girl whom everybody misses out to notice. Rather be a virtue to girl power by being bold.

Turn your Lips into bomb:

Bold is beautiful

Lips express a lot about you even without letting your tongue make a move. So why not dress up your pout with bold colours as that of sexy red, juicy orange or bright fuchsia. Don’t act reticent by applying those natural and lighter shades rather gravitate into darker colours and leave your lips super pigmented. What you further need is a lipstick that is creamy, hydrating and has a little bit of shine. There is a misconception of applying a matching lip liner as that of lipstick. Please don’t do that sin while choosing these shades rather define your lips with the liner matching you lips. If you have thin lips then choose brighter shades instead the darker ones. Keep the rest of make-up minimal with the gaudy pout so that you don’t end up looking like a clown. Soft lids and bright lips are always a winner.

In your Eyes only:

The Eye liner

Bid adieu to using only black eye liner. Experimentation is fun and don’t hesitate in using the turquoise blue, aqua green or the colour you have been drooling in. They look so pretty and flattering making make-up cool and easy. You just need to select the right colour which compliments your eye colour. If you want a steady control you can choose a pencil liner over liquid or gel ones. To avoid looking kiddish with the coloured liners, your liner should be intact with the lash line and should be cleanly applied. Further complete this look by applying a subdued lip colour and look gorgeous even at daytime. 

Dramatic Eye shadow

Bold is beautiful

For getting that celebrity look, what your make-up bag must have is a bright eye shadow. So girls step out of the comfort zone and try purple, pink, green, peach and other vibrant colours and pop up your lid. Complement this look with the matching blush and highlight your eyes further with black liner and mascara.

The Rock star Girl look

Bold is beautiful

The hypnotizing eyes along with unfearing bright red lip colour can be killer. Be audacious and try the cat eye look by stretching your eye liner towards the outer corner of the eye making a cone. You can apply a thick line of glossy black eye liner or a fine line doing the job, these moderately bold eyes are ready to go with anywhere. Just be cautious that the liner hugs tightly with the lash line and there is no skin peeping in between.

Smokey seductive eyes are very much in vogue so go on smudge kohl eye liner on your lashes and also on the bottom line and further oomph the effect by picking fuchsia pink Popsicle for lips.

So go on girls be chic and cheerful and don’t let anyone overlook you.

Men’s grooming products that actually work.

Want to lure a girl in your college or office? Well, then all you need to do is simply pay attention towards your grooming. Studies have shown that attractive men are more preferred by women. Gone are the days when only women spent time pampering themselves and their skin. So men stop being diffident and try these varied products of grooming available in the market.

Gillette Classic Sensitive Skin Pre Shave Foam


Men's grooming

If you have a sensitive skin and avoid shaving frequently due to the side effects of shaving cream then this one is for you. Classics are always favoured and with simple feather light smell you would not go anywhere without shaving.

Nivea Men Sensitive Cooling shaving foam

 Men's grooming

This foam is very gentle on your skin and gives a cool finishing feel every time you shave which is heavenly in summers. The light bluish foam gives adequate glide to the razor while the mild fragrance leaves you refreshed.

Philips QG3387 Multi Grooming Kit


Men's grooming

Hair are loved by all but its presence in wrong places and in wrong lengths can be a big goof up. Today is the era of well groomed men and women like the one who are up to par from top to toe. Philips QG3387 Multi Grooming Kit can be answers to all the trimming needs which arise from time to time for men. This waterproof multi groomer comes with eight attachments which helps you get the ideal stubble and trims any area of your body. You can also get rid of your hairy nose with nose clipper attachment. So take this one with you on travel and tours and body hair would not disappoint you.

Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Balm


Men's grooming

Nivea After Shave Balm has 0% alcohol therefore you will not feel any burning sensation which are common with the after shave lotions. It relieves from instant skin burns which are created by the razor. With prolonged use, you can augment your skin’s softness and glow.

Garnier Acno Fight Face Wash for Men

Men's grooming

Who said that acne scare only girls? Men are equally tortured and using this product you can fight the six signs of acne reducing the chances of getting attacked by zits. It clears oil and dirt and with its micro beads it also clears the black heads.

Loreal Men Expert White Active Oil Control Charcoal Foam

 Men's grooming

Loreal Men Expert White Active Oil Control Charcoal Foam is reply to skin whitening, skin clarity banishing acne all in one. Its charcoal content cleanses your skin deepest pores giving you anti spot skin and its zit-zapping salylic acid stops existing and future eruptions.

Vaseline Extra Strength body and face lotion for Men

 Men's grooming

Regular use of razors makes the skin dry and unhealthy. This lotion provides a no-greasy 24- hour protection Moisturizers even the severely dry skin. Vaseline men skin care provides the apt amount of hydration making your skin give a hearty glow of health.

Listerine Coolmint Mouthwash

Men's grooming

However good looking you are but you would not go far if you have a smelly mouth. This one is amazingly effective on bad breath so if you are planning to eat raw onion or garlic in lunch but you are having a hitch because of the bad odour it causes then carry Listerine Coolmint Mouthwash in your pocket.

Clinique skin supplies for men Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel

Men's grooming

Today we spend most of our time on laptops and mobile phones which is very taxing for eyes leading to dark eye circles. This Anti-Fatigue gel is an instant booster in relieving eyes by its cooling effect and reducing dark circles. Therefore this one is must buy and ladies you can also sneak into his grooming kit for this one.

So men, If stress and pollution is freaking out your skin then try these products as the answer..

Bollywood inspired fashion looks for 2016

Bollywood has is what we all look up to for fashion trends. The Manish Malhotra lehenga that Kareena Kapoor wears or the Sabyasachi dress that Deepika adorns is what everyone else also wants to wear. Bollywood has been the biggest trendsetter and today we bring you the biggest Bollywood trends for 2016.

  • Bold red lips

Bollywood Fashion

One of the biggest trend of 2016 is red lips. All celebrities are happily taking this trend to red carpets and we love it. Simple and elegant dresses with bold red lips is what celebrities are wearing for the fashion events.

  • The cape trend

Bollywood Fashion

One trend that has been a big hit is the capes. The celebrities are making a style statement with this trend everywhere. Be it the cape over saree or cape suits or cape jackets. Bollywood has loved the cape trend and we give this trend a thumbs up too. 

  • Pretty pastels

Bollywood Fashion

Pastel colors are in this season. With Marsala being the color for last season, we saw Marsala on everything. From Marsala lips to Marsala dresses but this season is all about pastels and nudes.

  • Boot cut jeans

Bollywood Fashion

Skinny jeans are all out now because the boot cut jeans are back in fashion. Get your 80’s look with boot cut jeans. Our Bollywood celebrities are happily taking this trend forward and are spotted in funky boot cut jeans on airports and shopping trips.

  • Fringes

Bollywood Fashion

If you have been thinking of what haircut to go for off lately, it is the fringe trend that is back in vogue. Fringes are what all celebrities preferring these days. Fringe trend is the biggest hit for the season.

  • Face baking

Bollywood Fashion

With contouring and highlighting being the biggest trends for 2015, 2016 is all about baking. So if you are thinking of pots and pans full of foundation, you need to understand baking is a technique of makeup and our Bollywood industry loves it. 

Take care of your skin with these simple tips on Holi

Holi tips

As the festival of colors peeks at us from just around the corner, the preparations for it start with a big bang. Right from invites to dresses, everything is to be prepared for. In times like these tips can be heard from all around- “don’t forget to apply coconut oil”, “use only herbal colors”, “cut long nails and wear dark nail paint”.  But still no amount of tips can ensure the safety of your skin. And yet we try. Here are some of the uncommon tips to take care of your skin this Holi

Holi tips

Cover your body with clothes as much as possible. This is as to prevent the seeping in of the toxins too quick. Full sleeved thick Kurtis and leggings work best as an outfit. Make sure it looks good though.

Holi tips

  • Lemon is a natural bleaching agent. Using Lemon to scrub yourself in your post Holi rituals may result in a color-free skin the next day.

Holi tips

  • Chemicals + Water + Sun = So much tan. Apply a layer of sunscreen over your coat of moisturizer to prevent the body from tanning or absorbing toxins.

Holi tips

  • Multani Mitti is popular as an absorbent as well as getting rid of dead skin and giving your pores space to breath. Thus it makes a perfect face pack for the post Holi relaxing time.

Holi tips

  • Another lovely alternative as a face mask is a paste you can prepare at home by mixing curd, sandalwood, turmeric and white flour. It is sure to freshen your skin the right way.

Holi tips

  • Do NOT use hot water for the shower after your Holi rituals. Hot water is capable of demoisturizing your skin and making it dry and lifeless. Now we wouldn’t want that, would we?

Holi tip

 

  • In case of worst case scenario, if the color is absolutely stubborn, one can dab a little bit of kerosene oil on the color to bleach it out. Although too much of it may make your skin dry.

Holi tips

 

  • Beware of itches. As soon as you get an itch, it is recommended to rinse the affected area. If it persists, call a doctor. An itch is a way for your body to tell you that the toxins are active in the particular area and that you should do something about it right away.

Holi tips

  • With color dust being everywhere, it is very difficult for it to be prevented from entering your eyes. Hence after cleansing the rest of your body, be sure to use rosewater as natural eye drops to relax the eyes.

Holi tips

  • We cannot stress that enough, and neither can anyone else. Moisturize before getting out of your house. Moisturize after exiting your shower. And keep moisturizing every time your skin starts to feel dry.

Holi tips

  • A quick bleach pack would also help you to remove some stubborn color.

A very happy and colorful Holi to you!!

IIFA UtsavamAwards 2016

IIFA UTSAVAM AWARDS 2016

2016 has definitely started with a ton of gorgeous looks by stars all around. Along with some of the greatest fashion events in India, the IIFA Awards 2016 and the latest fashion shows in India, the stardom at IIFA Utsavam 2016 definitely made us drool with admiration for the stunning new dresses.

Some of the best dressed actresses at the IIFA Utsavam 2016 were Sharadhha Kapoor, DeepikaPadukone, Tamannah Bhatia, Charmme Kaur, Shriya Saran, Pragya Jaiswal, and RakulPreet. The event took great turns with some of the greatest wins of the Tamil Film Industry.

Following were the wins that graced the event with pride and honor:

Tamil Movies:

Best Picture – Arka Media Works Pvt Ltd – Baahubali -The Beginning

Direction – Jayam Raja – ThaniOruvan

Leading Role Male – Jayam Ravi – ThaniOruvan

Leading Role Female – Nayanthara – Maya

Supporting Role Male – Sathyaraj – Baahubali -The Beginning

Supporting Role Female – Ramya Krishnan – Baahubali -The Beginning

Comic Role – Kovai Sarala – Kanchana 2

Negative Role – Arvind Swamy – ThaniOruvan

Music Direction – AnirudhRavichander – Kaththi

Lyrics – Dhanush – Maari

Playback Singer Male – Haricharan – Baahubali -The Beginning

Playback Singer Female – GeethaMadhuri – Baahubali -The Beginning

Malayalam movies:

Best Picture – Suresh Raj, BinoyShankarath and Ragy Thomas – EnnuNinteMoideen

Direction – Lal Jose – Neena

Leading Role Male – Prithviraj Sukumaran – EnnuNinteMoideen

Leading Role Female – Parvathi Menon – EnnuNinteMoideen

Supporting Role Male – Aju Varghese – OruVadakan Selfie

Supporting Role Female – Lena Kumar – EnnuNinteMoideen

Comic Role – Vinay Forrt – Premam

Negative Role – Jayasurya – IyobintePusthakam

Music Direction – Rajesh Murugesan – Premam

Lyrics – Shabareesh Varma – Premam

Playback Singer Male – Vijay Yesudas – Premam

Playback Singer Female – Shreya Ghoshal – EnnuNinteMoideen

Along with an array of great performances from various stars, the IIFA Utsavam 2016 awards also started a remarkable history making journey for many unidentified artists, actors and unexplored talent. Being the very first IIFA Utsavam awards that gave awards to the southern film industries including Tollywood, Kollywood and many actors with a great talent, it has opened up an array of opportunities for young aspirers who one day wish to walk the mighty green carpet.

This IIFA Utsavam was graced by the presence of many well-known and looked up celebrities in Bollywood such as Kamal Haasan, Vivek Oberoi, the stunning ShrutiHaasan and many more.

The award winners had some of the most inspiring moments with great speeches and a humble attitude that gave us hope of seeing some more quality based work in 2016.

2016 has truly proven to be a year with a start full of colors, glamour and more amazing events to look upto!