Saturday, 31 August 2013

Monsoon Blues

Rains and monsoon is all about chai, pakoras and fun.  Rainy season is refreshing until humidity starts to curb in which leads to many heath issues like skin and hair damages. 
It has been pouring, and all the bad effects of the season are already beginning to show on our hair. Pollution, dirt, grime, stress and UV rays are few common culprits that lead to hair issues, during these rains. Unlike girls, boys too suffer from this problem who don’t take regular dedicated care of their hair. So do not let these general problems hamper your hair which needs extra care and attention. 

Every grandmother would have passed on this piece of advice to their granddaughters, but sadly very few follow it religiously. Oils are traditional remedies for hair since decades. When you oil your hair, it gives that nutrients and vitamins that it needs. It also gives a great shine that we used. Many people don’t enjoy the feeling of constantly rubbing oil into their hair as it can cause skin issues too. Nevertheless, hot oil treatments are the best solution one can suggest.

Solution: Instead of using one type of oil, you can mix two or three types for more good results. Combine olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil together for fruitful results.


As popularly said ‘A healthy diet gives you healthy body’ which is indeed true. A good diet to help your scalp and hair consists of nuts, yoghurts, whole grains, broccoli, carrots and fresh fruits. Eating unhealthy can give your hair many unhealthy oils that damage it. When your hair becomes damages and unhealthy, it is much harder to grow and it looks unappealing. It is a simple solution, but it takes a lot of dedication to keep going. If you do change your diet to help your hair with hair growth food, you are likely to see some positive results.

Solution: Eating loads of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables every day. Avoiding junk food which is a must to keep your hair and body intact.

Stress and fatigue are the main factors which results in hair fall. The best way to control stress is to practice yoga, meditation and various breathing exercises. Meditation also helps in restoring hormonal balance of the body. You can also do free hand exercises, cardio vascular exercises which in turn strengthen your hair follicles and thereby heal hair loss.

Hair natural shine comes from its natural oils. However, most shampoos strip them away completely. So it’s crucial to choose shampoos that are mild or ones with labels ‘restorative,' ‘damage control’ or ‘damage reverse.' These products usually have essential oils infused in them and make hair manageable, stronger and shinier.
Along with these you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You should get sufficient amount of sleep to stop aggravating the hair fall problem.


Everyone must have heard about how helpful and beneficial these natural home remedies for our various health problems are. They very well serve for our hair too in making them more lustrous, shiny and strong. Herbal remedies offer simple natural ingredients like honey, fruits, vegetables, herbs and natural oils. Best thing about them is that they have the pleasure of curing common ailments at home with easily available, low cost ingredients and no harmful side effects from the treatment.

Solution: Mixture of honey and milk works best for your hair with bananas which makes your hair silky, glossy and straight.

Start cribbing over you hair problems and Follow these points. You will see benefits soon Coz we always proudly say LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Be Jumpy with Jumpsuits !

Remember those childhood days when you wore denim dungaree which made you look cuter than ever. Well, the 90's fashion is back but in a more dainty and elegant look. JUMPSUITS !!! 

Be it Floral , Satin , Bold hues, Striped or Abstract jumpsuits are back into fashion. These high tailored jumpsuits are being worn in every fashion event, roads for hang outs or any other happening party place by our Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities. These stunning scarlet wide full length jumpsuits are just another reason of fashion which makes us look stand out from the stereotypical crowd.

                                        Deepika posing for the shutterbugs in her dark blue wrapped jumpsuit stole our heart. 

                                              Kareena opted for a wide-legged jumpsuit to promote her movie 'HEROINE' turned her into a power dresser.

  The satin jumpsuits are as elegant as they are comfortable with their off the shoulder strap and open back. They drape at the front accentuating the feminine silhouette while gathering at the waist , the narrow legs give it quite the stylish chic look.
Rosie Huntington enhances her slim figure in a Chanel striped Jumpsuit.

Admittedly, the all-in-one piece is tricky to pull off, but done right, it can look sophisticated, and actually very sexy. For a perfect playsuit, the silhouette is undeniably important: Make sure the fit is comfortably tailored that cinches at the waist to outline your figure. Be sure to pick playful prints and bold hues to make it stand out, and then keep all other accessories to a minimum so your main piece can take center stage.

                                                                   A model in floral print with spaghetti jumpsuit.  
Jumpsuits come in many variety like Full length , Knee length and Short length summed up with spaghetti , off shoulder , sleeve less or just simple covering your shoulder. People with broad shoulders are highly recommended to style themselves with Simple or Sleeveless Jumpsuits with some exquisite Chunky jewels with rhinestones embellishments and agates , that make up an indo chic opulent statement. Heels will do good too. 
                                Piggy Chops in grey jumpsuit with Chunky embellishments and Green pumps adds oodles to her look.
Would you be JUMPY now?

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Be slim, Be smart !

We all are apprehensive and conscious about our body no matter how much we diet, do yoga, aerobics or work our ass off in gym. Well, as we say there is solution to everything then why leave this ? Dress yourself up slim to look svelte this season. 

Wear Heels !
While wearing heels on a day to day basis isn’t ideal for your health, if you want to look slimmer for a big night out, swapping flats for heels can make all the difference. Heels instantly make your legs look longer and more toned and make you appear taller and slimmer. For a more comfortable alternative, try opting for kitten heels or wedges. Also, avoid shoes with ankle straps which can make legs appear chunkier.

Wear the right sized clothes !

While this may sound obvious, many people make the mistake of opting for a smaller dress size to make them feel slimmer or for larger, baggier clothes to help conceal problem areas. However, wearing ill-fitting clothes is one of the worst things you can do if you are hoping to look slim. To create a slimmer figure, always opt for well-fitted clothes that flatter your shape.

Draw attention to your body parts !

To start dressing slim, you need to take some time to work out your body shape and think about what suits your figure. Dresses that are nipped in at the waist and skim over the stomach and thighs can flatter curvier figures, for example, while those with larger legs may want to avoid calf-high boots. In fact, try to avoid any item that cuts off at the widest part of your body, such as cap-sleeved tops for those with larger arms. Take a friend and a camera and try on different styles of clothing to learn what emphasizes your best parts.

Go for dark colours !

Most girls know the power of the little black dress for helping to create a slimmer silhouette. However, if you are fed up of wearing black for every night out, darker shades such as navy, dark purple and brown have a similar slimming effect. On the other hand, light shades like white and beige can add on the pounds.

Try these out , Give yourself a makeover. Coz as we proudly say LOOK BEAUTIFUL !

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Go with the Glow !

Everyone wants glowing, shiny and gorgeous skin. But, due to harsh sun, immense pollution, and unhealthy lifestyle, this is becoming a difficult task to achieve. You can go for endless beauty treatments ,pricey products or layers of make up but nothing gives you glowing skin. However, these are some inevitable ways to spend money from your pocket leaving your skin damaged. So, here are a few simple and effective tricks that can help you get a naturally glowing skin, right at home.

  • Papaya makes your skin radiant and works like a magic on tanned skin. Mash a few pieces of a ripe papaya and apply the paste on your face for a few minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water. This will bring a nice glowing charm to your face.
  • Mix carrot pulp with multani mitti (Fuller's earth) with Vitamin- C tablet. Apply on face and wash it off in 10 minutes. 
  • Potatoes are very effective natural bleaching agent. Slice thin pieces of potatoes, pour few drops of water on its surface and then rub them gently on your skin. This will make your skin look lighter and younger.
  • Mix basil leaves and yoghurt to make a paste. Apply it on the pigmentation area.
  • Scrub your body with sugar mixed with olive oil. Scrub till sugar melts , then wash off the area.
  • Make sure to have a healthy diet , foods which are rich in omega 3 rich oily fish, vegetables and fruits.
  • Make a paste by mixing honey, lemon juice and kosher salt. Use this as a scrub. It will help to exfoliate and sterilise your skin, naturally.
  • Make a mixture of gram flour and grind almonds. This scrub will exfoliate your dead skin and renew its natural glow. If you have dry skin, then add some un-boiled milk to the mix.
  • Rather than relying on make up for glowing skin. Why not go out for outdoor activities? Combine these skin color boosting benefits with Jogging, Cycling or Yoga.
Going to parlour is a sheer waste of time when you can blossom at home within minutes.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Palazzo Pants : No More Nightwear

Wave goodbye to the skinny fitted and tight figured jeans and say hello to the new loose and wide-leg trouser trend for this monsoon. Getting dressed in pyjamas is no more nightwear as it has turned into latest street wear. These comfortable and downright cool Palazzo pants are new latest trend this new bright coloured summer skies.
Palazzo trousers are popular as a summer season style, as they are loose and tend to be flattering in light, flowing fabrics that are breathable in hot weather. 

Silk and other natural fibre textiles are popular fabrics for this design. Pick anything be it animal prints, stripes and spots, patterns or abstract , neon’s or coloured checks has become clear cut fashion winner this summer. You cannot deny about how comfortable they are for people in this hot and humid weather where these pants come to rescue. It’s now certainly case of wider, the better.
People have been wearing lounge pants, pyjamas and slouchy shirts since the time I remember. I am delighted as I can wear them in office as well which allows me to go for hangouts soon after my working hours.                                                                                                                

Fashion is finally paying heed to those lazy people who want to feel at home all the time. Pyjama dressing was huge during 60s and 70s during those hippie days. Today, we see trend has reinvented itself with the oldies in different looks from casual poise to offbeat and hunky. The line ‘Old is Gold’ proves to be the most perfect statement for this summer.
 Pairing these pretty and attractive palazzos with a spaghetti or loose tee with a colourful scarf and a pair of flip flops just makes you look perfect for an outing. They can also be dressed up with accessories like chunky jewellery or a long silver locket.
 These pants have caught the eye of not only teenagers but mothers too who are not less in the league when it comes to being fashionable and svelte. It not only hides your curves and bulges but also makes you look trendy, chic and stylish. Go boho-chic with this new trend and dash them up with bright and happy colours which make you feel more enthusiastic and energetic for a day out with friends. 
Coz as we always say LOOK BEAUTIFUL.