Saturday, 31 August 2013

How to make dry shampoo at home and how to make a Honey face mask for acne

Hello Beauties!

Beauty is pretty expensive these days with the quality of products linked to high price tags. It can defiantly be a lot pricey than how it used to at least a decade ago. DIY’s are a great way to save money and also to pamper yourself often than how you would have earlier with store bought products. There are still great products on budget which works and you can get off the shelf but since you know what exactly that’s going in the DIY its always safe.

DIY Honey face mask to get brighter glowing skin 

This mask is great for those with any type of skin especially acne prone! Honey is a natural antibacterial which removes deep seated bad bacteria and leaves in the ones needed for your skin to be hydrated. You cannot just slap the honey on your face and expect it to work. You need to prep your skin beforehand.

Step 1 tie tour hair back and wash your face well removing all the impurities. Then steam your face to open up the pores.
Step 2 smear a teaspoon of honey all over your face and massage your face. If you feel it’s hard to smear then apply little water before hand all over your face.
Step 3 leave this mask on for about 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water and moisturize afterwards.

Use this mask for about 2 weeks at least twice a day.

DIY dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is one of the greatest inventions for hair! It can definitely solve the issue of bad hair days in no time. If you’re too lazy for all these try baby powder! It’s a simple dry shampoo to absorb the oils in your hair.
Now for this DIY, you need:

1-Six drops of your favourite essential oil or lemon
2-Two tablespoons or corn starch
3-Two tablespoons of rice flour

Mix them all up and store them in a shaker like a salt shaker so that you can use them often. Dry shampoos suck up excess oils and also volumize your hair from the roots. You definitely need to try this!
                                                                                                                          ♥ Afsana ♥

Friday, 30 August 2013

10 Beauty tips you never knew

Hello Friends!

This post is going to be a fun and interesting one! I love reading random beauty tips and tricks as these are really the small things that make huge differences! Today’s article is going to be one as such. So sit back and enjoy girls!
Beauty tip 1: always remove any makeup off before bed as sleeping with it on, can make you age up to 7 times faster.

Beauty tip 2: to avoid the lipstick appear true to colour, apply some concealer over your lips before applying the colour. This basically covers your pigmented lips.

Beauty tip 3: use a BB cream that’s a couple shades lighter than your natural skin tone to cover up your flaws.

Beauty tip 4: makeup brushes are reusable but not sponges. Although it may claim so, it’s one product that collects bacteria faster thus makes you break out.

Beauty tip 5: cleaning your makeup brushes? Use baby shampoo instead of those expensive brush cleansers that break your wallet! Baby shampoo is way cheaper and gentler on your brushes.

Beauty tip 6: top coats and base coats are not the same and they cannot be used for each other’s purposes.

Beauty tip 7: if your nail polish is staining your nail, try a base coat with nail strengthening properties instead.

Beauty tip 8: consuming more sugar doesn’t give you pimples instead what they give is wrinkles! Yes, consumption of sugar breaks down collagen thus giving wrinkles.

Beauty tip 9: the purpose of a lip liner is not only lining your lips. But instead its best used as a base for your lipstick so that your lipstick wears longer. So don’t forget to fill in your lips with a lip liner!

Beauty tip 10: use a little toothpaste over your pimple overnight to reduce the redness.

Hope this was a little exciting for you girls and you learnt a little as well ;)


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

10 Uses of Olive oil

Hello Friends!
I write on about the various uses of olive oil. Olive oil is a great natural fat to add to your diet especially if you’re trying to lose weight but that’s not just the only benefit.
So let’s see what are the other interesting uses of olive oil!

1-Shaving: olive oil is a great lubricant to be used instead of a shaving cream. However another great thing is that it’s great to sooth your skin afterwards too! You will realise how soft your skin would be as opposed to shaving with regular shaving cream.
2-Cuticle moisturizer: feeling that your cuticles are flaking? Slap on some olive oil and massage into the areas to moisturize the.
3-A great step in your manicure: soak your fingers in a bowl with warm water and olive oil to moisturize and prep your fingers for a manicure.
4-Ease removing messy ingredients: coat your measuring cups and utensils with olive oil before using them with suborn ingredients like honey and sugar syrups.
5-Tame hair frizz: if you have stubborn fly aways, tame it down with olive oil and com them in place.
6-Free a zipper: use olive oil as a lubricant to loosen up your stuck zipper.
7-Avoid snoring: having a sip of olive oil will instantly clear your throat and prevent you from snoring.
8-Exfoliation: exfoliation usually makes your skin dry but using olive oil instead of anything else will instantly make your exfoliation less harsh.
9-Great makeup remover: I have tried this and it sure does work great to remove all traces of makeup especially water proof makeup which is a bonus!
10-Prevent and cure lice: massage warm olive oil onto your hair and leave it on for about an hour and continue on with your normal hair routine. This will work effective for those problematic lice.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

How To Control Premature Greying Of Hair

                                                Premature Greying Of Hair

• Premature greying is when hair loses its natural pigmentation at an early age


• Lack of nutrition to the scalp due to improper diet
• Stress
• Deficiency in vitamins like:
o Iron
o Copper
o Iodine
o Vitamin B
• Not cleaning the scalp regularly
• Using very hot water while washing hair
• Excessive blow drying
• Regular usage of hair dyes
• Hereditary condition

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries:

1. Cut, deseed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to a paste
2. Apply this paste on the scalp
3. Leave it for 15-20 min
4. Wash hair with normal water

Natural home remedy using curry leaves and coconut oil:

1. Take 7-8 crushed curry leaves
2. Add 3 tbsp of coconut oil
3. Heat this mixture for 5-7 min
4. Strain the mixture
5. Massage on scalp when lukewarm

Natural home remedy using lemon juice and almond oil:

1. Take 1 tsp of lemon juice
2. Add 2 tsp of almond oil
3. Mix well
4. Massage on the scalp


• Massage scalp regularly with warm mustard or coconut oil to prevent premature greying.