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5 Tips For Longer & Thicker Lashes

Longer-Eyelashes-Ever heard the term ‘batting your lashes’ and wondered, “what on earth is there to bat”? If yes, then girl you need these tips more than another pair of fake lashes or volumizing mascara. Read on!

 

  1. Castor Oil

This one’s probably the most common and effective remedy ever. Castor oil is a powerful follicle-simulator, a.k.a., growth simulant. Mix castor oil and a drop of Vitamin E oil and dab it over your lashes with a Q-tip. Leave it overnight and rinse with warm water the morning after.product_castor_oil

 

  1. Green Tea

Mix some warm water and green tea leaves (a tea bag will also work just fine) and gently apply on to your lashes using a cotton ball. The green tea stimulates the growth of longer and healthier lashes.green tea

 

  1. Lemon Peels

Orange peels may not exactly be your eyes’ BFF but lemon peels surely are. At least for your lashes. The peels are loaded with nutrients like folic acid, vitamins B and A. Soak some dried lemon peels in olive or castor oil for a couple of weeks. Use a Q-tip or clean mascara wand to apply the concoction on your lashes before going to bed. Wash off with warm water in the morning.lemon

 

  1. Aloe Vera

The natural beauty imparting prowess of aloe vera are many, and giving you gorgeous lashes is one of them. The gel not only supports the growth of thick and lashes lashes, but also keeps them moisturized. Just apply some aloe vera gel on your lashes and wash off with warm water after keeping it on over night.Aloe Vera

 

  1. Olive Oil

Olive Oyl may not have had lashes (like, none!) but olive oil definitely can give you a healthy bunch. Rich in Vitamin E and oleic acid, it keeps your lashes dark and voluminous. Using a clean mascara brush put slightly warm olive oil on you lashes. Leave overnight and wash it in the morning with warm water.olive oil

 

Now get ready to bat away!

12 Things You Should Always Have In Your Purse

At times we are short on time to make a quick pit stop or are simply too porous to work with the same blush, kohl and foundation from morning to evening to night. Which is why a chica should always be armed with these essentials in her kitty.

 

  1. Compact Powder

With a mirror of course. Not only is this one a handy tool to check out your make up and face real quickly but to fix it as well!compact

 

  1. Lipstick or Gloss

A nifty touch up is incomplete without a nice smack from your favorite shade on the lips. Also, carrying a lip balm is a smart move. It’s good to regularly hydrate that pout.

 

  1. Eye Liner

If you’ve ever rubbed your eye only to realize you have liner or kohl on, you’ll definitely need this one!mac_sku_M1G601_640x600_0

 

  1. Lotion

If nothing else, load up on a tube of hand cream for flawless and pretty hands whenever you want.strawberry-hand-cream_l

 

  1. Clips & Bands

It is a smart move to arm your bag with a few pins and an extra hair tie, especially during the summers.bobby pins

 

  1. Hand Sanitizer

Not trying to be Adrian Monk, but you press lift buttons touched by you don’t know whom, grab railings grabbed by hundreds, and you obviously weren’t the first to ‘pull’ or ‘push’ that door. Still need more reasons?hand sanitizer

 

  1. Wipes or Tissues

While wipes are great at covering up oily spots and refreshing your face, a small pack of tissues can go a long way in wiping off spilled food, smudged make up and what not.wet-wipes-tip-5

 

  1. Comb

Avoid looking like Medusa after an auto-rickshaw ride or to simply untangle your knots.wooden-comb1

 

  1. Mint

Not saying you have Funyun breath; and these mints will make sure that you never do. Let’s not have people guessing our previous meal. *shudders*mint box

 

  1. Sunglasses

No, not an extra one of course! Just a pair of comfortable, matching or your favorite ones should do. Unless you want a tanned cornea.img_art_DIOR_TECHNOLOGIC_RHL_83 sunglasses

 

  1. Notepad & Pen

Yes, I know about your smartphone’s notes/memo feature, but batteries die and sometimes it’s easier to scribble than tap.Notepad-and_pen_sets_orange

 

  1. Perfume

Freshening up your face is great but all those tiring hours throughout the day are bound to give you the sweats. So carry a small bottle of your favorite perfume or attar always to instantly to refresh your aura.3_perf_large

 

And some cash, of course.

Avoid These 5 Mistakes For Flawless Eye Make-Up

A good eye-do can make or break you entire look. Not only is it important to pick out your shades and products well, but also it is essential to be smart and nifty when it comes to the application. Here are 5 blunders you must avoid while doing your make-up.

 

  1. Optimus Primer

It is of utmost importance that you start your eye make-up with a primer or a cream shadow. This step helps eye shadows stay on longer without your lids looking dry or patchy.patchy eye shadow

 

  1. Covering Up

Having stated the importance of a primer, it is vital to keep in mind that primers don’t have to be followed up by a concealer when applying a shadow. This will only cake up your eye shadow.

But when it comes to your under eyes, concealers are crucial. And not just any nude concealer, identify the color of your circles (purple, yellow, red) and cover up accordingly. Covering up the under eye in a triangular form, not straight or flat.Concealer triangle

 

  1. Cornered

While applying a shimmery or light shadow around the corner of your eyes can do wonders, using darker shades around the inner corner (or even on the lower lid) is nothing short of ghastly. This works only for Halloween.leighton meester

 

  1. Lashing All The Way

You may not always need to wear a waterproof formula, but it is advisable if you want to avoid black rims caused by the lower lashes. That said, using mascara on your lower lashes isn’t always necessary either. Do it only if you want your eyes to look really big and bold.

Also, mascara should be the last thing you put on. Absolutely and at all costs avoid applying the liner and mascara before the rest of your eye make up; and never (ever) curl your lashes after the mascara. It’s only going to end up in a massacre.bleeding_mascara__by_miss_vengeance.jpg

 

  1. Mind The Liner

Cat eyes are cute and they are trendy AF. Only if you do them right, that is. When doing a cat-eye always angle the wing upward, unless you’re aiming for a sad cat look.Cateye

Speaking of liners, avoid your waterline. Because either – if you’re lucky – it’ll go away almost immediately or bleed all over your under eye. *Cringes*

 

Flutter away!

5 Hacks To Pep Up Everyday Make Up

Can everyday make-up be, well, not routine? And that too with minimal time and effort put it? Because, let’s face it, not all of us have the will to wake up early and fix ourselves some spot on contouring and highlighting. Follow these quick tips to rev up your daily make up regime in jiffy!

 

  1. Line Up

Once you’ve mastered the art of the eyeliner, why not play around a bit. Now, I’m not suggesting an OTT runway liner but a simple double liner can do wonders. Or if you’re done with the boring black stuff, experiment with other colors on your lid and see magic happen!eyeliner

 

  1. Brighten It

Tired eyes? Conceal them with just a swish of light eye shadow or a shimmery nude or white eye pencil. Simply use the eye shadow/pencil on your water line to make your eyes look fresh and brighter. Step it up a bit by applying the same shade at the outer corner of your eye between the top and bottom lashes to make your eyes look bigger.bright eyes

 

  1. Cheekbone Contour Cheat

Skip the lengthy contour regime and get equally good results with just a few brush sweeps. Apply a sheer shimmer powder along the top of your cheekbones and just under your temples. Pucker up to find the hollows of your cheeks and dust a deep nude blush in the sunken area just under the cheekbone. Smile and apply a peachy blush use circular motions. Ta da! You have gorgeous cheekbones now!look-great-in-nude-makeup-1-1363285324

 

  1. Brow Code

A bold brow goes a long way. Comb your brows with a clean mascara applicator or comb and go Cara Delevingne using a good brow pencil. Not too much, just enough to give it volume and depth. Not only does this eliminate the need for highlighting any other portion of your face, but it also looks dope AF!bold brows

 

  1. Bronze Like A Boss

Your make up kit is probably the only place where a bronze can make you feel on top of the world! Here’s how to apply it right and not look like an Oscar trophy. Carefully sweep bronzer on your temples, along the sides of the face, and right under the cheekbones in a ‘C’ formation. Yep, that’s all! Psst! Avoid smearing bronzer around the center of your face; it’ll just make you look older.bronze

 

Now go rock your everyday look like a star!

 

The Ultimate Lipstick Guide For All Lip Types

Recently, celebrity YouTuber Lilly Singh a.k.a. Superwoman launched her liquid lipcolor shade called ‘Bawse’ in collaboration with Smashbox. And I won’t be lying if I say, “I’m a unicorn”. But here’s the thing, Lilly’s red looks smashing on her and on me it’s straight up odd. Why? Because I possess surrealistic blade-thin lips!Smashbox

Enter, the lipstick guide. What I mean is that if a red doesn’t look good on you, a russet might. And if a russet doesn’t, beige might. Follow this guide to pick out the shade that goes best with your pout.

 

  1. Thin Lips

Most people with thin lips may already know this, but for those who don’t, dark colors shouldn’t really be your pick. Go for lighter and more natural shades of pink, beige and nudes. Start by lining your lip and then fill it in for a gorgeous and fuller look.thin lips

Suggested: Bobbi Brown Art Stick (Brown Berry, Rose Brown, Rich Nude); Christian Louboutin Safki Lip Definer; Anastasia Beverly Hills Nude Awakeningbobbi brown

 

  1. Full Lips

Read, perfection. Sorry ladies, but I am totally J. Simply because while you discuss the latest crimson shade by YSL and Louboutin, I am here retouching my clear gloss. But no hard feeling y’all! Oh and, as if it’s news but you chicas can carry off pretty much every color but leave the nudes for the rest. Pretty please?scarlet johannsen

Suggested: Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte; YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick; Dior Addict Lipstick (Black Tie)christianlouboutin-rougelouboutin-8052001_X001_1_1200x1200_1438602535

 

  1. Top Heavy Lips

You, woman, are the reason the ‘pout’ came into existence. You make the ‘duck face’ look effortless to the extent of seeming legit. And although, your pout is perfection, it’s okay to want to turn down the fullness at times. All you need is a darker and a slightly lighter shade of the same color. Fill in the fuller half with the darker shade and the lighter shade on your lower lip. Or you could just use a dark tone throughout and still look like a million bucks!Moroccanoil  "Inspired By Women" Campaign Celebration

Suggested: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Kiss & Love Collection (Fuchsia); Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet (La Diva); MAC Mattene LipstickYSL Pink

 

  1. Bottom Heavy Lips

One word, ombré. You can totally rock that trick on your fuller half. Simply fill in your lips with the desired shade and dab some white make up pencil or nude eye shadow on to the center of your lower lip. Blend lightly for a magically balanced and gorgeous look. Or, as mentioned earlier, go for a single dark shade and rock it. Ombré is cooler though. Just saying.1lily-collins-ombre-lip

Suggested: Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick (Noir Revelateur); Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayonbite beauty

 

  1. Large Lips

Although totally kissable and unbelievably attractively, large lips can at time overshadow other facial features. Turn down your lip volume by wearing a soft matte color on the lip and highlight prominent features of your face – eyes, brows, and cheekbones, et al.kim-kardashian-01-600x800

Suggested: MAC Lipstick Halsey; NARS Audacious Lipstick (Vanessa, Juliette, Brigitte)Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 2.49.13 AM

 

  1. Small Lips

Adorable as they are, small lips sometimes deserve due attention. Bestow them with some spotlight by picking up lip colors that have some shimmer, shine or gloss. These not only highlight your lips but also add a good amount of fullness.small lips

Suggested: MAC Lipglass Viva Glam Ariana Grande; Dior Addict Milky Tint; Chanel Rouge Allure (Pimpante)dior gloss

 

Important as it is to know your lip shape well and shades that suit you, it is also a good idea to practice some of these tricks before taking ‘em out for a spin.

 

5 Hacks For Flawless White Teeth

I know what you must be thinking. “Why must I go through the DIY trouble when there is already a readymade paste for this in the market?” Well, the answer is that these tips and tricks don’t require you to spend thousand of bucks to perfect your smile. And most of these ingredients might just be sitting around in your house. So, why not?

Now, lets turn that ecru to a dazzling white, shall we?

 

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil ain’t just your knight in shining armor when it comes to removing make-up, moisturizing skin and stepping up your hair game. Turns out the it is also a great teeth whitener. Just swish around a spoonful in your mouth for 10-15 minutes. And if that’s a bit too much, simply dab it onto a cloth and wipe your teeth with it. Alternatively, you could even put a few drops on your brush before cleaning your teeth.Coconut oil 2

 

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This one’s for the caffeine and nicotine addicts. Of course, owing to its acidic nature, the vinegar can erode your teeth’s enamel but a few drops regularly can work wonders. Simply brush your teeth with a smidgen of apple cider vinegar before cleaning it out with regular toothpaste.img-acvjug1

 

  1. Lemon Juice & Baking Soda

Like mentioned earlier, kitchen basics. The Sodium Bicarbonates and lemon paste scrub off all surface stains and bleach your teeth to a few shades lighter. If the idea of rubbing lemon on your tooth gives you the shivers then you can simple mix the baking soda with water or your toothpaste and brush your teeth.

 

  1. Baking Soda, Salt & Strawberry

This paste is as delicious as it is effective. Make a pulpy mix of mashed strawberries and add a pinch of sea salt and baking soda to it. Apply the paste on your (absolutely dry, use a paper towel if you must) teeth and let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing. While the salt and baking soda scrub away dirt, the berries are rich in Vitamin C, therefore breaking down the yellow plaque covering your pearly whites.

 

  1. Orange or Lemon Peels

Again an excellent source of Vitamin C, orange and lemon peels ward off the murky layer of plaque. But since these are also high in acid content, they can deplete your tooth’s enamel so make sure you rinse off with part water and part hydrogen peroxide after rubbing the peels on your teeth.OrangeAndLemonPeels660

 

 

In addition to these tricks, you should also refrain from eating dark foods like blueberries, soy sauce, et al. Instead binge on fibrous options like celery, carrots, apples and the likes.

7 Organic Hacks To Get Rid Of That Stubborn Acne

ACNE FEATUREWhat’s your first reaction when you see a sore red spot on your face that holds the potential to take all of people’s attention away from the rest of you? Pop it, right? Here’s a fact, that’s the worst option. Quick but horrible. Not only is it utterly painful and messy, it can ruin your skin in the long run.

So instead of popping try out these few simply tricks to shoo away that pimple and keep acne at bay.

 

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera shoots down three problems with just one fire. The plant gel in addition to reducing redness and inflammation also cools down your skin and reduces oiliness. Look for a good gel in the market or simply scrape some off a plant, mix it with a little water and apply.Aloe Vera

 

  1. Honey & Cinnamon

A tad sticky, yes but it works wonders. Infact the stickiness comes in handy as it takes away with all the oil and dirt from your skin. Apply a mask made of two tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

 

  1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is rich in anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it ideal for acne removal and treatment. Just apply the oil over the affected area using a Q-tip or wool ball.tea tree

 

  1. Basil

Grab some fresh basil leaves – even a bottle of dried basil will do – and soak it in 2-3 tablespoons of warm water. Apply the paste on your face for about 10 minutes, 4-5 times a week and you’ll see a marked difference!basil

 

  1. Lemon & Honey

Lemon and honey are the Batman & Robin of acne treatment. Stir in a tablespoon of honey with a tablespoon of lemon juice and apply on affected area and over acne marks. Do this for 5-6 times a week and there will be visible reduction in your acne woes. Although be careful and refrain from applying over aggravated pimples as it may result in a burning sensation.

 

  1. Cucumber & Lemon

Cool as a cucumber is for a reason such a famous metaphor. The vegetable turns down the redness and heals cools the inflamed area. Make a paste of grated cucumber and three teaspoons of lemon juice. Apply it to your skin and rinse off with cool water after 10-15 minutes.

 

  1. Mint

Goes without saying that mint is an excellent cooling agent. The leaves not only calm down the skin but also work as an astringent. A paste made of overnight soaked mint leaves will combat the angry redness of the pimple and reduce its size as well. If used regularly, this ayurvedic treatment rids your skin of stubborn acne marks as well.mint

Other natural treatments include easily accessible ingredients like garlic, cloves, raw papaya, neem, nutmeg and lots more. There’s nothing Mama Nature cannot solve! 🙂

 

 

6 Looks To Don This Party Season

It is uber important that not only your LBD and stilts but also you hair and make up are on point when you’re headed ta a party. And what better a reason than New Year to celebrate?

2015 saw a hoard of trends and looks that swarmed the tabloids and daily feeds. Envy Box picks out the 6 best looks for you to turn heads with at the next party.

 

  1. Dusky Dame

Playing with the darker tones and shades, this look ditches the vibrant lip stains and peachy blushes. Opt for the sultry noirs and smoky eyes.demilovato_glamour_23nov15_GettyImages_b_540x810

 

  1. Bare & Beautiful

A lot like this year’s much loved ‘nude’ trend, this look is all for the natural powders and bases. Illuminate your face with the right contouring tricks and jazz it up with a bold element – lips, eyes anything!Amber-Heard_glamour_30nov15_getty_b

 

  1. Shimmery Splendor

This style spells out party with all the shimmer and shine. Shine bright like a diamond at the party with a nice gel based shimmer eye shadow and a bold lip color. Add some drama to your attire with a jazzy hair do.rita-ora_glamour_27nov15_insta_b_b_540x810

 

  1. Glossy Glam

Be the jaw dropping diva at the party with this classic party look. Get your glossy lip stains, rosy rouge and mascara out. Accentuate your frame with wavy curls or side swept tresses. You can never dab on enough lip gloss with this one!img4a86d2a85a4fc9b7e2c80627b9d53f6e

 

  1. Sleek Chic

Be the tidy and clean party animal with a sleek hair do with strong illuminated eyes and a nude lip color. Pick a bronzer and save the rouge for some other time. Accessorize with a statement ear cuff and you’re good to go!Gigi-Hadid2_glamour_22jun15_GettyImages_b_540x810

 

  1. Boho Belle

This one’s for the chicas who’d rather spend time picking out their poison at the bar than pick out the correct pair of heels. Go all out and deck yourself up with vibrant colors, feathers, flowers, headgears and accessories. Because why not!tumblr_mw0opt4gco1qa70eyo1_500

Health Benefits Of Your Favorite Spirits

More often than not we come across the unhealthy cons of indulging in alcohol that isn’t wine. But allow us to be the boozy devil’s advocate here and introduce you to some of the eyebrow raising health benefits of your favourite bottled djinns (when taken in moderation, of course).

 

  1. Vodka

A proven fact about vodka states that if applied on the forehead, chest and legs of a patient suffering from high fever, the body temperature shows a marked difference!Shot-of-vodka

 

  1. Beer

This golden brewed liquid has more than one health advantage. The high fiber content not only makes digestion smoother but also its silicone content strengthens the bones by increasing the density. Studies reveal that people who consume beer in moderate amounts are less prone to fractures.beer_10

 

  1. Gin

Apart from the antioxidants, gin is also rich in juniper berries that help maintain smooth wrinkle-free skin by boosting cell regeneration. A lot of people also swear by consuming raisins soaked in gin to prevent inflammation.

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  1. Rum

Taking numbers into account, rum contains about 230 calories per 100 grams which means that the spirit contains zero carbs or fats. Consuming rum in moderate amounts can also increase an average human being’s lifespan by 2-5 years.

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  1. Whisky

Whisky consists of ‘ellagic acid’, an antioxidant known to prevent DNA from coming in contact with cancer causing compounds like nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The alcohol also protects the body against damage during chemotherapy.bourbon-better-than-vodka-ftr

5 Tricks To Let Your Make Up Last Longer Than Your iPhone Battery

If you thought slapping on dollops of make up will help it stick around longer, you’re mistaken. And let’s face it, real life is nothing like the ‘9 to 5’ commercial where your face paints will stay unmoved for 8 hours! So here are 5 ways in which you can avoid running for a ‘quick touchup’ every few hours.

 

  1. Use a light moisturizer

Pick a moisturizer that is lightweight and doesn’t feel like a tub of butter on your skin. It is also important that the cream doesn’t look greasy and sticky. A lighter formula prevents your make up from running.skin-moisturizers-1

 

  1. Use make up brushes

Fingers contain natural oils that the skin does not need. These oils let the make up go earlier than they should. And don’t just use any brushes use the right ones.3_tips_to_help_your_makeup_last_longer_large

 

  1. Apply a primer

The make up sets in stronger and firmer if you use a primer before the foundation. It evens out and readies the base for your foundation and other powders. Apply a dab of eye primer over your eyes as well. This gives them a fresh and just-applied look all day. Also, give your lips a smudge of the primer too to help the lip stain stay for longer.skin care

 

  1. Waterproof your face

A fool proof way that lets your make up stay until you willingly amputate it from your skin. Waterproof products may seem expensive but are totally worth it if you’re going in for heavy-duty day-lasting dos.article

 

  1. A strong foundation

A foundation is the deal breaker when it comes to an overall look, so select yours carefully. Blend in the foundation neatly and top off the entire make up with a dust of foundation powder, like a pro!backstage-beauty-tips-stylelist-canada-6