Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

So, this is my last post of the year!
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

Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth Engaged!

Guess what Reese Witherspoon’s mega plan for New Year 2011? Yes! She is getting married to Jim Toth, the Hollywood agent. It’s now been announced and first confirmed by US Weekly. Resse, who loves holidaying with kids, has now been spotted with Jim for long. Jim loves spending time with Ava and Deacon as well... good, that’s like a perfect match!!! Why to stay single when you have the whole family to make fun?

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

How To Stay Away From Addiction

Yesterday, while at a nearby shop I saw a 10-year-old boy (I guess) asking for a cigarette. Of course he said it’s for elder brother, but I don’t believe the way he talked. I can understand this is because of bad company, ignorance or unable to foresee the health hazards. But I feel extremely sorry for those who are spoiling every bit of their success for the sake of wrong addiction. Yes, right now who I have in mind is Lindsay Lohan. Poor lady!.....since a couple of months she is undergoing treatment at the famous Betty Ford Centre, a legendary and respected alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California (there is a long list of celebs treated at B.F.). She plans to maintain strict sobriety, though she's about come back after a of luck from my side!

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

Leather Cuffs: The Beaded Beauty

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

Spicy Potato Disturbed My Diet Plan

Today I made this & enjoyed a lot! Yummy!!!

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

Lovely Christmas Quotes

Read it, write it, spread it, message it or just remember it! Got some beautiful quotes for the season. Today morning realized that I have some lovely words collected in my old notebook. Some are gathered from greetings, books, cards, gifts or picked up while shopping. I want to share this with all whom I cannot meet personally to convey the joy of my heart....

· 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

Wear Some Crazy Fashion!

First let me tell you that this is a shoe....certainly a crazy one! And guess who the designer behind this is - Gasoline Glamour! Well, here you find many things odd and unexpected, but this makes me mute. Don’t understand whether to laugh or cry... Lollipop Platforms. Sorry that I can’t guide you how to wear & what costume to match! If you have any idea please let me know!!!

How about wearing this lollipop shoes in Christmas party? Heheheee :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Body Massage Candles From Scandle

Nothing can be a more comforting experience in this chilling Winter than an elaborate hot body massage! And how about combining your favourite fragrant spa candles with body massage oil? .......Ok, Done! Scandle mixes up the two to present this most beautiful aromatic body massage oil!

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 can learn how to use from this video.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tips To Have A Sound Sleep

The weekend holidays make me lazy.... I want to sleep, sleep & sleep a lot! But what happens actually is just the reverse. Ask why?.... because often I take a nap in the day, and suffer horrible sleeplessness in the nights.

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 works!

Wish you a wonderful sleep & beautiful dream tonight!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Spread Love: My Christmas Card

Few pieces of craft cardstocks, glitters, sequins, beads and ribbons – evokes my passion to create this lovely card. When it’s the time for Christmas, how can I ignore the funny snowman?
Through this card I want to convey my message – “Spread Love”.

Following are the challenge I would love to enter:
City Crafter Challenge Blog

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prada Platform Sandal: Fit For The Holiday Party

Flaunt your lovely legs with this turquoise sandal from Prada. Isn’t that pretty stylish? Don’t worry about the high heels of 5 & 3/4'” (inch), it has adjustable belt as well to support your foot tight. You have one black option too, but I choose this; so bright and definitely girlish! I feel this must be one of my top wishlist items for Christmas party.

Wondering about the price? It’s only $795…so short before these high heels! Hahahaaha

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Beauty And The Beast : Epic Tattoo

What an amazing tattoo! To me, it looks like a well-narrated epic; so many detail works, colorful, picturesque, elaborate, fine art…….aah’ can’t explain more!

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

Shu Uemura Makeup Palettes for Spring 2011

Just got a glimpse of this upcoming makeup collection! Being always appreciated for its unparallel color invention, Shu Uemura is now set to reveal the “Morphorium” shades (quite interesting!). Only few weeks to go; and I am eagerly waiting for the Spring 2011 Makeup collection, that is designed by Uchiide Kakuyasu. Officially it’ll be launched on Jan 21st 2011 in Japan.

Based on the little information I have, it’s available in two variations inspired by blue butterfly wings and sunset in a tropical forest.

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

Gift Hello Kitty Tote To Your Darling Daughter

What little girls are taking interest these days are decorative hairstyle, trendy apparels, jewellery & various fashion accessories. Even games are designed keeping that into mind. Many kits and cosmetics are available specially for them. And this Hello Kitty Tote is a perfect Holiday gift for little girl who makes her own style! Well, it can be useful for you too, but I prefer for kids. A baby pink bag with lip balms, lip gloss, ponytail holders, set of nails, mirror and many more......
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

The Concept Of Edible Dresses by Yeonju Sung

Recently Korea has been in the top headlines for its alarming situation, war and violence throughout the nation. Take a break; this fresh-from-the-brain peculiar clothing concept is also the outcome of Korean creativity.

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!

But, I can’t help admiring Yeonju's spectacular images that make one enchanted by her made-up reality.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blue Christmas Card

Pretty butterflies flying in the garden – this beautiful picture came into my sweet dream when I thought of creating a Christmas card. And because it was a blue card challenge, naturally my hands picked up everything bluish........

Thanks to City Crafter Challenge & Top Tip Tuesday for making me so creative!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lady Gaga Customized Handbag: Get Fashionable

If you love not just being a fashion-freak but also have a taste for adventurous-looking accessories, than go and get this limited edition “Lady Gaga Customised handbag”. The pop Diva is better known for her eye-catching rather unusual style sense. And recently she’s found obsessed with this extra-gorgeous black handbag with numerous pointed studs all-around. More or less, this resembles to the warrior costumes. So what? She might have a secret desire to be so!

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

My Handmade Wall-Hanging!

So the mega weekend plan came out to be a lovely piece of wall-hanging! Here is something special I want to share with you. This is not the first time I have tried my hand here, but certainly the first one I’m presenting in my blog. Wondering what is it, how it’s created, materials, inspiration and so on? Well, let me introduce with the art form.

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

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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

Artistic Nail Design: Geisha

Awesome! This is for the first time I am presenting nail design in my blog. Reason? No reason.... actually never come across such a beautiful pattern. Moreover, I have never tried my hands in them. This piece of art-work is different from painting or sketching that I do.

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.

Thriszha’s free hand one-stroke-technique has a charm in itself! Few dots, flowers and butterfly strokes make the nail look like a precious article. Wonderful!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pamela Anderson To Spice Up Big Boss 4

Pammy is yet to recover from how unexpectedly she was crowded by fans in Indian Airport. But it’s definitely much more flattering than audience response after any of her big shows! Her Baywatch Avatar was quite interesting with funny, silly, sexy activities. This time get ready to witness something more personal, because it’s the most talked-about reality show Big Boss-4. Wow! Can you imagine her in such a locked-up situation?

And the latest buzz is, Pamela Anderson has started adding spices to the show. To speak in the native tone - “masala tadka”. LOL!

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

Meditation Makes You More Beautiful

Today, I love to share something special with you. It’s not a beauty product in fact, but something that beautifies you unconditionally. I must repeat the age-old saying that “The true beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul.”All are not gifted with a perfect figure, an expensive trendy wardrobe, a perfect makeup-man, nor have the brilliant hair expert to consult with. If you agree that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, then I must say that beauty is hidden inside your soul, just waiting to be realized and brought out.
Meditation brings out the real beauty inside us. Devote at least 20-30 minutes to meditation on a daily routine and you’ll feel prettier. Meditation improves blood pressure, asthmatics condition, reduces stress and energizes the sprit. On a whole you stay fit, physically and emotionally. That makes you a perfect beauty.

The simplest steps you can practice are:
  1. Choose a quiet place and Sit quietly in a comfortable “Buddhist” position.
  2. Be committed to a specific duration of time.
  3. 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.
  4. Take long deep breaths and repeat the focused word in heart.
  5. 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.
  6. Let’s continue it for 10-20 minutes. Never set the alarm, just check the time coolly if you want.
  7. 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

Holiday Jewellery Design: Handmade By Marjorie

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.

It’s such a great fun to wear them on your chest, narrating a story of its own. The cute pendants designed from vintage china are beautifully depicting Holiday themes - adorable Santas, reindeer and funny snowman- touches everyone’s heart at first sight.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Crazy Scarf Makes You More Fashionable

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 have exactly matching crochet earrings as well. How nice!

Go snatch it before it's late !!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

How To Get The Perfect Party Ponytail

Better known as the simple girl or lazy girl hairstyle - ponytail is everyone's favorite. Why? Obviously, because this is the easiest way you can manage the hair; whether long or short. Isn’t it? Not just for lack of time, but in this way we feel more comfortable to work with. Looks decent yet chic-&-smart!
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.

Here are tips to bring you a perfect party ponytail.

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.
2.Gather them all and make a high ponytail using one rubber band. If you want tease the hair at the crown of your head with a fine comb.
3.If you have thicker hair, take a small section and wrap it around the band hiding the end with a pin.

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!

Love The Lost Bird Studio Giveaway!

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

Tribal Dance: Exquisite Mix-media Necklace

It reminds me the ancient royal characters with some glorious history. I can imagine this necklace being the pride of an Egyptian queen.

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.
I know you can’t help wondering the price; it’s $ 95 USD at Etsy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

When a tulip pops up from Microsoft Excel

……and then starts the story of TulipK which took birth from Spreadsheet! I am so much impressed by this innovative design that can’t resist to write it down. Computer-based designs are widely used these days. But this is unique for being designed primarily in Spreadsheet. Ben Geebelen is the artist behind this beautiful creation – TulipK Lamp. I wish to have a pink tulip; I wonder why didn’t he set a pink bulb instead of white?

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

Simply Chic: Alainn Bella Top

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

Save Money On Skincare: Tips You Can Use

Skincare is so much important not just to look good, but also to prevent it from ageing early. In our daily life we are exposed to many things – dust particles, flying grease, strong lights, sunrays and even our dirty palms at times - that can harm the delicate face. and to keep it in good condition we spend money without a second thought. But if we take care this can be reduced without spoiling the skin. Here are tips you can keep in mind while buying beauty products.

1. Use multi-tasking products
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.

2. Choose cleansers and toners wisely
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.

3. Look for dupes of your favorite skincare poducts
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.

4. Reuse the products
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

Get The Celebrity Hairstyle Like Angelina Jolie

“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 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!

Thanks to the Remington S7902 Wet2Straight Slim Straighteners. It gives your hairs a gorgeous look by making them silky, straight and definitely.... ultra smart! Use it while the hair is damp.... so no need to rush for a shampoo everytime before you step out. Good news is that it brings you no fizz or damage like others.

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

Tips To Minimize Stress At Work

Are you feeling too much stressed while at work? Ok, don’t tell me no! Because being a woman, I understand how difficult it seems at times, to make a perfect balance between work and personal life. Many do suggest to practice yoga, meditation, healthy diet etc.... and that’s quite good! But does that sound easy to grasp at once? Honestly speaking I try, but sometimes it’s hard to maintain in a busy schedule.

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 2 - Take time to breathe. Slow and deep breathing is really relaxing! One tried-and-true solution is to take a few moments to focus on your breathing. Slowly breathe in through your nose, letting your abdomen expand, then slowly breathe out through your mouth. Do this for a few minutes.

Tip 3 – Plan your day before you act. Well-planned time management is key to de-stress yourself. Sometimes, irritation increases just because of mess of silly things. But make sure it's a reasonable one… Managing expectations of yourself and tackling things you can actually accomplish should help cut down on workplace stress…and amplify workplace pride.

Tip 4 - Choose a career you love to work. Yes, it’s easy to suggest but hard to achieve. But we spend the majority of our daily life at workplace. So it’s important to love the work we do! When you are in the right profession, you wake up anxious to go to work, you want to do your best daily, and you know your work is the passion!

Tip 5 – Don’t bring home the work. Thinking about work during your off-hours will just mar your personal life. It’ll do nothing to alleviate your stress. So turn off the Blackberry. Don't check work e-mail. And please! Don’t spend hours discussing how much you hate your boss.

Tip 6 - Revive your personal life. Can't remember the last time you had a girl's night out or tucked your children into bed? If you're spending most nights on-the-job, odds are that your personal relationships are suffering. Having non-work plans to look forward to can help to make your unbearable job a little more bearable.

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!

Buy Swarovski Handbag This Dhanteras (Diwali) !

What you plan to buy this Dhanteras; that should be precious, unique, eye-catching and useful too?
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?

You can purchase the Swarovski Goa Evening Bag at Daniel Swarovski and select Swarovski boutiques for $3,000. Yes, that is a hefty price for a clutch that is so small but compared to a Judith Leiber crystal bag it’s a little more reasonable.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How To Tone Up Your Skin More Beautifully

You know how important cleansing and toning is, to keep the skin glowing. Still sometimes you feel lazy about it..... why?

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

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Gets Gorgeous With Shilpa On The Ramp

Wow! This is the Grand Finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week! The starry night of dazzle and dream. But the event gets more beautiful when Bollywood Diva Shilpa Setty walks the ramp.

Unfortunately I am not one among the lucky audience...... LOL!!!!

But I can see how exciting she looks in this unique attire, designed by Tarun Tahiliani. It’s the touch of his magical hand... single colour, softer shades, sober patterns & bandhini style rich silhouettes.... fantabulous!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Innovative Toys: Mobile Home For Playful Kids.

What can be more interesting and interactive for your kids then a little mansion of their own? Looks like a small toy, but can you believe it has 8 rooms with an attic and spy holes? Kid s can open it, set and decorate the way they desire it to be.... with dolls, furniture, tools, colours and pictures of their own. The purple wall-design with jungle-life attracts them at once.

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

How To Look Younger? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

The most common signs of ageing - Brown spots, gray hair, and wrinkles? But you know, there might be some other unexpected factors that could be making you look older than you realize.

1. Under-eye Circles
Actually dark circles are the first sign of aging. Losing volume under the skin is a natural part of getting older, say cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists.This can cause deep depressions under the thin layer of skin. In addition, certain women naturally have extra pigment under the eyes, while others have prominent blood vessels that are showing through the skin as purple.

Few easy steps can turn back the clock, try a very thin veil of foundation. Then, instead of a heavy concealer, try a light pink brightener. “It bounces light under the eye, making you look much younger,”

2. Your High-School Hair
Are you still feel comfortable with your old hair style? Just change it! Even if you’re dyeing, sporting the same haircut you had in high school can really add years to your face. “Longer hair just drags you down,” Nothing says old lady like an out-of-date cut, especially one that’s all one length.

Look into the magazines to get ideas. To bring your hair into the 21st century, try out one new cut. “Shoulder length and above is always a really nice way to go,” long, soft layers and side bangs also look good.

3. Droopy Earlobes
Party-type heavy ear rings are something; girls can’t help wearing in young age. But it has bad effect with the passing of years. Most women brace themselves for a certain amount of sagging, but they probably aren’t expecting it to happen in their earlobes. Through the process of photo aging, skin loosens and becomes more lax. Heavy earrings can result in floppy earlobes. Even more common is for piercings to get longer as earrings are pulled and snagged.

The bad news is earlobes are one body part that can’t be tightened with exercise, the only solution here is a quick surgical procedure. To repair stretched holes, sews the holes back together and then repierces the ear after it heals. Switch to some light, cute ear-tops instead.

4. Funky Feet
More or less, but foot are often neglected. We love to experiment with clothes, jewellery, makeup etc, but hardly spend any time for feet except just wearing fashionable sandals. The saying goes that you can tell a woman’s true age by looking at her hands—but the feet tell a story of their own. Years of walking in high heels, flip-flops, and other unsupportive shoes can take their toll in the form of bunions.

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.

5. Too-Sparse Eyebrows
A lifetime of plucking and thinning unruly eyebrows can cause long-term sparseness, Because brows already get thinner as we get older, women can end up with an unflattering shape and arch.

Turn back the clock: If you have full eyebrows, avoid over-plucking. But if you’ve already started to lose volume, makeup is your best friend. A liquid brow corrector can fill in thin spots and even cover grays, For the best look eyebrows, feather it on using small, little brush strokes.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fashion Makeover: Cat Eye Glasses

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

Fashion Jewellery By Annie Aalto

I bet you can’t ignore this design without turning your head twice. Designed by Finnish jewellery designer Annie Aalto, this collection is simply amazing! This is an example of her unbeatable passion for perfect creativity. To me it looks like thousands waves nested in a single whole. And you know, the collection is aptly named as “STORM”, that matches perfectly to its unparallel shape, size, colour and combination of natural objects.

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.


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