Friday, December 31, 2010
Something came to my mind just now- the only one with whom we spend a long time, still happy to depart from is: the year to be ended. Goodbye 2010!!!
Busy, busy and busy. But I want to wish Happy New Year 2011 to all. No cooking today, and one hour saved. I can at least share a few words with my friends. Well, there is no special plan to welcome 2011. Just trying to make it a beautiful day! What I can do the best is must have some lovely chat with friends, parents, neighbours, have cakes, sweets, spicy foods. Rest.... not yet decided! And yes; no resolution this time.... because, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”- says Oscar Wilde. True to some extent! Haahaahaa
The year doesn’t end in a single day. So let’s hope to make each and every day not just a beautiful day, but also an effective and meaningful one. People say life is short, so have fun. Good, but I want to add- life is so long and try to best utilize it. I must try to do things that I desire but not yet able to achieve. Ok! No serious words today. Just wish you happiness!
It would be great if you share your good thoughts with me, how you plan, celebration, dance, resolution, new clothes, party and more.... See you in the next year.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The actress is best known for "Walk the Line" – which fetched her the Oscar crown. “How Do You Know” is her latest release!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
As teenagers and adults are more vulnerable to develop this sort of addiction, here are few tips to be in self-control. I don’t ask you to leave it at once. It’s good enough just to enjoy them, but don’t let them enjoy your life being spoiled!
· Don’t run the crazy race of glamour! It makes you impatience and takes the shelter of addiction.
· A restless and lazy mind is always weaker than the rest, so sleep comfortably.
· Partying is great way to have fun with friends, but not daily. It not just drags you closer to alcohol and drug, but also wastes your potential and drives you restless.
· If you mix with strangers, find out & adapt what’s good about their them.
· Every morning, get up early and concentrate few minutes on what you are, what you want to achieve and how far you have proceeded.
· Take a balanced diet – fresh fruits, vegetables and salad are must along with other stuff. These things bring freshness to mind.
· Have confidence in yourself, a strong mind is less affected by the negative forces.
· Have faith in the Supreme God – take his shelter in the time of depression, stress and anxiety; no need for addiction!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Isn’t that amazing? My random search paused by this astonishing designer cuffs. Patrizia Tager (Triz) cherishes her dream for art and fashion through this detailed beading work. Each and every piece is made with perfection.
The base material used is genuine leather, moulded and shaped beautifully. While the fine artwork is created with Japanese seed beads and ivory Czech druk glass beads. Many more pieces to discover....but this turquoise and gorgeous red attract me most!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Well, I always love potatoes. But sometimes its sugar & fat contents etc makes me rethink. This baby potato is my favourite, because they are so cute to looks at you know....and seasonal too (at least in my area)! Love the dish; tastes best with manythings - bread, rice, fresh curd, sprouts or just as it is.
Let me tell you the recipe in a nutshell – Heat oil, put 1 finely chopped onion & fry 2 mins, add 2 teaspoons of ginger-garlic paste. Sauté till golden brown. Add boiled baby potatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder & salt. Sauté for a minute. Finally add chopped tomatoes & coriander leaves. Cover for a couple of minutes. Ready!
For garnishing, you can use cream, curd, spring onions..... but I can hardly wait for that. Hehe. Fit for kitty party, kids, festive cooking and Christmas as well, when your tongue needs something hot-&-spicy in the middle of chocolates and cakes.
Please try and let me know how it tastes!
Friday, December 24, 2010
· Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." ~ Peg Bracken.
· They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart." ~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell.
· The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart. - Helen Keller
· Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it "white". - Bing Crosby
· Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. When Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. - Joan Winmill Brown
· A good conscience is a continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin
· Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies.~Alfred Noyes
· One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~ Andy Rooney
· Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree."
~ Charlotte Carpenter.
· Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone. ~Deborah Whipp
· Whenever you give someone a present or sing a holiday song, you're helping Santa Claus. To me, that's what Christmas is all about. Helping Santa Claus! ~ Louis Sachar.
Thanks for reading....hope you like it!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
How about wearing this lollipop shoes in Christmas party? Heheheee :)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Scandle Body Candle incorporates soy lotion, a perfect moisturizer for your delicate skin. It’s rich in Vitamin E, so fit for a soothing manicure and pedicure, hydrates skin and minimizes aging signs. The candle burns just 2 degree above the normal body temperature to produce a shimmering lotion and delightful aromatic environment! And the warmth leaves a lasting effect on your body; that feels extreme relaxation, healthy and sexy!
Not yet available in my area, but I would love to try soon......you can learn how to use from this video.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Gradually, insomnia causes many health & beauty problems like acne, puffy eyes, wrinkles, dullness, backpain, headache, hairloss. Even a single-day-sleep-disturbance increase irritability and hampers effectiveness. This made me find out some tips that can help me and all my friends as well. Because 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep is necessary for everyone. Here are the tips --
1) If you take a long nap in daytime; it’s difficult to fall asleep early at night. My short nap always becomes long, so just avoid it.
2) Avoid heavy dinner before sleeping, take light foods at regular intervals in the day.
3) Take a glass of warm milk before going to bed.
4) Smoking increases restlessness; so give it up. Sounds difficult enough? Just try it!
5) Listen to cool music, read a book that interests you or try meditation for a few minutes.
6) Our body needs to feel completely relaxed; take a warm bath at night.
7) Sleep straight; let the hands, legs & back loose.
8) Use pillow comfortable enough to support your head & neck. Should neither be too soft nor hard and must be of proper height.
9) Keep the bedroom quite & dark, or use one lovely dim light/lamp/bulb etc.
If I ask you to set aside all your worries & relax, it would be useless. I know problems are the main reason to restlessness. But the above are practical tips. Change your lifestyle a little, and have a beautiful sleep. Try to practice as many as you can, and tell me the result....it works!
Wish you a wonderful sleep & beautiful dream tonight!!!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Through this card I want to convey my message – “Spread Love”.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
There is no information regarding inspiration etc but I can read an Oriental theme. You know, the waves of clothes, ornamental hairdo, dense jungle and wild tiger – every element suggesting a story behind the tattoo. Erik Desmond is the artist behind this rib and arm tattoo. The latest addition to “Immovable Tattoos”!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Eye & Cheek Palettes:
1. Sunset Gold Palette – peach blush, brown & bronze eye-shadow colors
2. Butterfly Metamorphosis Blue Palette – bright blue, deep purple, yellow and brown shades
Also Peacock False Eye Lashes available – With a color combination of purple, brown and black.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Forget chocolates, toys, cards & dolls; these are good but what’s new in them? With just $ 9.99, give her something she not just loves, but playful, creative & chic!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Yeonju Sung is a fine artist who lives and works to give shape to her colourful dreams. Photography is her passion which serves as a medium to create her visions. The concept of "Wearable Foods" is a series, started two years ago and not yet finished- a sketch idea of how pretty dresses can be if made out of lotus roots, spring onion, tomato, eggplant, eggs, shrimp, chickens or any of our edible items.
In my words, this is a mirage between reality and made-up reality. What you can see here is not what you are thinking. Because these are visual representation of her imagination, not actual clothes you can wear. So stop wondering what will happen when hungry fellow comes in your way!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Made of luxurious cowhide leather and silver toned hardware, this handbag is available only at BAGINC with an affordable price of $ 169.5. Well, I can’t inform you anything regarding “safety measures to handle it”....... you can guess why! But this is “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity- says BAGINC.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
It’s a form of appliqué work known as “Pipli work”; because of its origin from a small place called “Pipli” in India. A combination of colorful cotton clothes, fine needle work, sequins, laces and tiny mirror pieces give it a stunning look! There is no restriction to patterns, size and shape. But the choice of colors & designs need to be pre-planned, else it’ll mar the charm. You know what I do? Before cutting anything I make a soft copy.... simple!
This wall-hanging took one week to be completed for the central & outline needle work. Of course I can’t spend my whole day with this, because there are lot more thing to be done...well I love to do this!
Please let me know how you like it? I appreciate your suggestion!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Yesterday my friend called me, wishing – “Happy Thanksgiving Day”. Then I realized tomorrow is a great day for celebration, food, get-together, music and lots of fun. Wow! Being an Indian we don’t have any holiday for Thanksgiving Day. So I have little knowledge about it. But who doesn’t love the idea of get- together with the whole family, and doesn’t want the delicious turkey recipes, stuffed sweet potatoes, cakes & chocolates?
But my friends and cousins staying abroad are enjoying a lot..... lucky! Everytime they used to send me so many photos (which makes me feel jealous). This time I’m going to send mine too (look above)!
How is it? Am I looking gorgeous? Hahahaha.........
So what's your super plan this time?????
Monday, November 22, 2010
In the words of Thriszha this is inspired by fabulous SAKURA. Well, I must tell you Sakura is a French blogger and I love her work too. Her talent is worthy of great admiration. But what attracts me much is the “Geisha” theme here. A Geisha is a true emblem of feminine beauty and art in Japanese culture.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
It’s heard that she’s here for 6 days and offered Rs 2.5 crores for what she’ll do. But I’m in doubt if she can fulfill her desire to visit Taj Mahal in this short duration. Better known for PETA activities and her twin assets, now Pamela is attracting the viewers by turning into a traditional Indian beauty. Isn’t she looking so cool in this white fashionable saree?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The simplest steps you can practice are:
- Choose a quiet place and Sit quietly in a comfortable “Buddhist” position.
- Be committed to a specific duration of time.
- Focus on the shortest word you personally believe – exp: love, peace, Om, I surrender all to you, Hallelujah or something that you love to listen & chant.
- Take long deep breaths and repeat the focused word in heart.
- Assume strong passive attitude. Don't think about how well you're doing or not. If other thoughts enters to mind, simply say, "Oh, well," and gently return to your concentrated position.
- Let’s continue it for 10-20 minutes. Never set the alarm, just check the time coolly if you want.
- Open eyes and rest for 2-3 minutes in sitting position. Than only you stand and go back to work.
Your joy in life, excitement and energy are reflected on your bright face. Your sexy confidence brings a beautiful smile and dignity to your walk. Your serenity and sensitivity are mirrored in your sparkling eyes. What more you need to make you beautiful?
Monday, November 15, 2010
One thing that you might have guessed by now is these jewellery are totally handmade. But can you imagine, these are made of brocken plates? Few random pieces of cracked plates and multi-coloured metal wires are the medium used for these neck pieces. This is possible because of the unique talent of Marjorie – the designer!
The pendants and necklace you can see are specially created under her Holiday collection. This time it’s English Spode china. What you can choose are numerous... Earrings, necklace, pendant, wire crochet necklace with customized length and many more.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
My winter is going to be more flowery with this unique scarf on the neck! Don’t ask me how can it bring warmth? I can promise you that it’ll certainly make you feel cozy, comfortable - because it looks amazingly decorative. It’s hand-woven neck-piece is made of 100% sparkling acrylic yarn.
A Versatile item you can say, for it can be worn around the way you like. Absolutely feminine in pattern and touch. This accessory will doubly beautify your outfit... looks rocking for the winter party! Just choose and order different colors of your own choice. I love white, looks frosty.
This is not all....you have exactly matching crochet earrings as well. How nice!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Very recently top celebrities have been seen with some glamorous versions of ponytails. Both Jennifer Aniston and Aiswarya Rai have sleek-&-long ponytails, but you can very well notice the difference.
1.Before making ponytail, don’t forget to apply your shiny hair-spray on wet hair, and then blow-dry using a round brush to bring it into perfect condition.
4.If you have comparatively long face, leave some shorter hairs free on the forehead.
5.On the other hand if you have a round face, leave a small portion on both sides to make it look narrower. Or you can bind like Jennifer Lopez for extra-sportive look!
Check the celebrity type customized hairstyles.
Today, it’s a beautiful morning! I got a chance to enter Lost Bird Giveaway. On the occasion of her first Blogeversary Marie has so many lovely things to offer the readers - beautifully decorated handmade notebook, cards, apron and so on. Being an artist myself I have always admired absolute creativity.
Once again it evokes my passion to play with colors, laces, threads, beads......and create something new, something pretty to look at.
Soon I’ll do that.....would you love to track the Lost Bird?
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Yes, you guess it right. It’s an outcome of tribal art, presented in a contemporary style. Titled as Smadar's Treasure by BAO, this jewellery consists of a variety of mixed materials. The center of attraction- pendant is actually carnelian gemstone bead, surrounded by different kinds of Japanese seed beads in gold, metallic grey and reddish chocolate brown. What makes it more artistic is the dark reddish brown leather cords, combined into a single-whole to support the pendant.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ben used Excel Sheet to create the uniform pattern on this lamp, then used 3-Matic
Software and output it to a 3D printer to finally generate the tulip petals. There are six petals in all, connected to a central mechanism which allows the light to be opened and closed around the bulb. It’s the 2374 holes that make the light spread out beautifully.
Would you love to read the story from Ben Geebelen’s own words?
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I always longed for this sort of a top, that should be chic and trendy; but without spoiling the decency. It’s an Allain Bella short-top with front buttons and simple leaf prints all-around. 100 % Viscose fabric with a softer shade. Easily matches with any trousers, preferably high-waisted. And I can imagine with varied skirts as well. Let me tell you something funny that you can’t notice I guess - It can be worn backwards too! Cool!
Hope you’ll love to check the new collection!
Monday, November 8, 2010
You must be using a variety of skincare products daily. I mean cleanser, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, serum etc. Even if you choose the cheaper one in each, combined together they can make an utterly surprising high price. Don’t worry. Consider something that can replace many if not all. New “all-in-ones” can get you moisturized, sun-protected, anti-aged, and even-complexioned in a single cream. Also available in a nice range of prices, from Olay's Total Effects 7-in-1 line to splurges from La Mer. In this way you not only save money, but valuable time as well.
If you think high-cost-brand cleanser and toners are much more effective than others, than it’s not true. Drugstore products are good options in this regard. My personal opinion is that, at times you can also use natural cleanser and toners like curd, honey, limejuice and milk. They are highly effective in long-term and non-allergic. They prevent premature ageing as well. So choose cleansers wisely without spending much.
You can look for dupes at the drugstore. What I mean is think of the ingredients that your favorite product includes or that best suitable for your skin. Match them and search for something cheaper in price. The active or key ingredients are same in many of the skincare products. Try using them for few days, if ok…. then excellent!
You might have problems finding the dupe products with good feedback. So take the help of internet and check out beauty/makeup/skincare sites and blogs like Beautypedia and Makeup Alley etc.
Sometimes you might have rejected a product just after using once or twice? Don’t throw them at once. Before buying any new product think for a while if you an alternative. Like, a moisturizer for face can be easily used on body. Because face is the most delicate one and not the body. Shampoo that you don’t like for hair can be used for pedicure and manicure.
Be smart! Take care where you spend and how you can save!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
“Silky, straight and let loose” – this is the trendy celebrity look for your hairs these days. But keeping them beautifully straight all the time is not an easy task. Right?
Wrong!!! Think of Angelina Jolie, the most admired, most talked-about, most desired Hollywood beauty.....how cool she looks in all her attire. With six children, a movie career and a United Nations role to juggle, is it any wonder that Angelina often keeps her red carpet look simple-but-stunning by wearing her hair straight and loose? Is she really investing so much time in keeping her hairs straight? LOL!
To get a party-look hairdo in quick time, you need to invest little more. So what? This is the high price of exceptional beauty!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
These are some quick tips to help you minimize stress at work life.
Tip 1 - Say goodbye to clutter. Working in an organized and clean environment is much more comfortable and easier than a chaotic one. Start by de-cluttering your work space. Organize your files, trash unnecessary old files, notes, and say hello to a neater (and hopefully less stressful!) work zone.
Tip 7–Be positive. Stay happy and in good relation with your fellow beings (both personal & professional), have fun and enjoy life to the fullest!
I have got something excellent for you!
This is Judith Leiber bag - the Swarovski Goa Evening Bag. This little article is so gorgeous that it would make any evening outfit look stunning. No matter what you wear while holding this clutch, all eyes will be on the bag not your outfit.
The Swarovski Goa Evening Bag is a leather clutch that is covered with multi Moonlight crystals. The Moonlight crystals is what really makes this bag catch attention. Of course, you have to pay a big price for this mini clutch. But the thing is nothing less than a masterpiece I must tell you. The measurements of the clutch are, 4.3 x 8.7 x 1.2 inch. The most I think you would be able to carry in it is maybe a mobile, lip gloss, and your credit cards. Small or not, this clutch is to die for. What more you need at once?
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I guess, because you might not have used Arcona Triad Pads. Readymade Arcona Triad Pads are soaked with hydrating, toning, cleansing, and excellent-smelling Cranberry Toner. Use it directly to remove excess makeup, tone and hydrate after cleansing, or refresh your face after a workout or a good night's sleep.
I am sure, you’ll just fall in love with this! These unique Triad Pads are packed with a host of skin-loving ingredients: antimicrobial cranberry (containing vitamins, phyto-nutrients and essential fatty acids), Vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols, Omegas 3, 6 and 9, and rice milk. Plus, well, they just feel really, really good. One good thing about all Arcona products is its lovely scent! Feels like some mouth-watering sweet delicacy!
The price is quite reasonable, $ 30 for 45 pads. But you can get a ton of extra mileage out of them by cutting them in half. Trust me; they're so soaked with toner that there was still plenty left over when you finish applying on face and neck.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Unfortunately I am not one among the lucky audience...... LOL!!!!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It’s light, handy.... best for the kids on move!
Kidsonroof MobileHome can be carried and kept anywhere. The good fact is, it’s eco-friendly and safe for any age-group. Equally playful for both boys and girls!
Dimensions: 57* 45* 28cm
Monday, October 4, 2010
3. Droopy Earlobes
Keep your feet youthful by taking steps to avoid a bunion in the first place, especially if they run in your family. Make it softer by proper oil message and regular care. Try feet-strengthening exercises such as Pilates or yoga. Carefully choose your footwear, especially if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking. If a bunion does start to develop, see a podiatrist.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Are you still wondering how to do a complete makeover of your personal fashion statement? Go and get a pair of cat eye glasses right now! This is always hot and in-trend accessory. As I can see the style is making a comeback in 2010-11 fashion trends. If we explore, it has never been perished; rather translated into a variety of shapes.
Far from being a stand-alone trend, the resurgence of cat eye glasses and cat eye sunglasses is rooted firmly in the revival of ‘50s and early ‘60s fashion. Some designers featured them prominently in Fall - and since then a plethora of alternatives have surfaced.
Cat eye glasses and face shapes
It’s better to choose your cat eye wears according the shape of face you have. Generally a cat eye frame with rounded-out edges will work wonders for a square face or diamond shaped face. A round face can benefit from sharper edges, or large frames that curve upwards subtly. Well, there is no strict rule in fashion, so I always recommend try, try and try..... until you get the best matching to your personality.
Get the right pair of 50s-inspired glasses or sunglasses and you'll find they can work with many an outfit, from the very modern to the utterly vintage.
For those who are advised to wear glasses, it’s an opportunity to accessorise, rather than as a disadvantage. And why shouldn't we? Specs have become the accessory du jour even for those who don't require them. So regardless of whether you wear glasses by necessity or by choice, remember that an on-trend pair is the way to go.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Above is the exquisite storm collection. Cuff bracelet: ebony and freshwater pearls. Storm earrings: ebony, freshwater pearls and 18k gold findings, Storm ring: 18k rose gold.