DIY

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!

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.

5 Detox Waters For A Healthy Body & Beautiful Skin

Detox waters, also known as spa water or flavored water, are a real health trend. And for good reason. The healthy concoction not only makes the daily intake of water a yummier task but also cranks up the health quotient of the liquid. Here are 5 spa waters to take you through summer with a happy body and flawless skin.

 

  1. Blueberry & Orange

A delicious and fruity combo, this flavored water is a great source of vitamin C. Just whirl in 2 mandarin oranges cut into wedges and a handful of blueberries in 6 cups f iced water and sip away.blueberry prange

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  1. Cucumber, Mint & Lemon

This cool (literally) and refreshing spa water is your go-to summer relaxant. The classic antioxidant-rich combination of mint, lemon and cucumber cools and rehydrates the body while aiding digestion. Take 2 liters of water and add to it 1 medium sliced cucumber, 10-15 mint leaves and 1 sliced lemon. You could even put in a 2” piece of ginger for better digestion.cucumber lemon mint

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  1. Raspberry, Kiwi & Peach

As it is evident, the spa water tastes deliciously tropical. The mix is rich in antioxidants, fibers and vitamin C to keep you healthy inside and gorgeous outside. Throw in a handful of raspberries, a sliced peach and a kiwi into 1 liter of iced water and make your system happy and healthy.detox7

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  1. Blackberry & Mint

This combination of nutrient and antioxidant rich blackberries and mint make for excellent flavored water that not only cranks up your health, but also cools down your body. Mash a handful of blackberries into a lumpy texture and add it to 2 liters of iced water along with a handful of mint. Let the fruits infuse for a few hours or overnight for best results.blackberry mint

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  1. Lemon, Strawberry, Apple, Mint & Cinnamon

A rainbow of flavors, this detox water has a number of benefits. The lemon and mint aid digestion, strawberry fights carcinogens, apple plumps up skin and cinnamon improves blood circulation. Add of one sliced lemon, 5 sliced strawberries, 1 sliced apple, few mint leaves and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to around 1-2 liters of iced water for the perfect health cocktail.lemon straw apple mint cinnamon

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Drink up!

5 DIY Jewelry Organizer Ideas

You enter this gorgeously well-lit accessory shop selling all kinds of tear-inducingly beautiful trinkets. You walk over to one of the stands daintily holding up a necklace and you’re like “Hmm, this doesn’t look like something I’d wear more than once but look how gorgeous it is. Hell, I must purchase this!”

Yes, that happens to all of us. But what happens a month later? The poor little necklace will be lying around in one of your purses or drawers. Because jewelry box? What’s that? Refer to these 5 tutorials to give your jewelry better lodging space.

 

  1. Ring Box

About time you stopped collecting your rings in bowls and cans and what nots. This tutorial tells you how to put together an amazingly organized ring box to store and flaunt your finger accessories.

 

  1. Traveler’s Kit

Accommodating a full-fledged jewelry box in your bag or suitcase may not be all that easy. And God forbid, what if the clasp comes undone and you have to go all metal detector on your clothes? *Shudders* This ultra smart roll up jewelry box puts an end to your vanity travel woes. The Velcro closure is strong AF and the box will snugly fit between your clothes!

 

  1. Multi Level Box

Now keep your earring, anklets and bracelets all in one place and make it look pretty. Follow this simple tutorial and custom-make for yourself as many sections, drawers and compartments. Adios, clutter!

 

  1. See Through Jewelry Box

It’s nice to sometimes just gaze over your trinket collection. Moreover, it saves you the time and energy for opening each box to look what’s inside. This super neat jewelry box with the see through lid allows you to do just that. All you need is some foam board and an old photo frame!

 

  1. Chain Organizer

Is it just I or do you all think there’s someone sitting inside the drawer waiting for me to put my chains in so that they can tangle it up real nice? Anywho, that “someone” might as start looking for something else to tangle (my earphone, for example) because this utterly adorable and super efficient mountable jewelry organizer is a the answer to all your prayers.

 

Not only will a jewelry box organize your dressing table and drawer, but once in a while you might just find whatever you’re looking for!

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! 🙂

 

 

5 Super Easy DIY Neem Treatments

You may have had an encounter this leafy wonder if you’ve ever had measles or pox or even acne prone skin. Neem is an excellent natural source of numerous medicinal benefits and although it’s a bit harsh on the palate, it is the best. Here are 5 neem concoctions you can brew at home.neem

 

  1. Face Pack

Neem leaves battle away acne, skin pigmentation, dry skin, acne, black heads and other skin infection. Regular usage of a good neem pack keeps your skin clear, healthy and glowing.

 

  1. Oil

The leaves are a great way of getting rid of scalp issues like dandruff, lice and also boosts hair growth. Massaging this potion into your roots regularly will leave you with long healthy locks to flaunt.

 

  1. Hair Rinse

An easy to make hair rinse, this one too treats all hair issues for thicker, longer and shinier hair like never before. P.s.! Be careful to not let it anywhere near your mouth.

 

  1. Soap

This neem soap is a great way of relieving your body of impurities. Neem also acts as a natural skin toner and its anti-bacterial properties make it a your skin’s natural doctor.

 

  1. Mosquito Repellant

It’s summer and the mosquitoes know it! Stir up this super economical and effective neem mosquito repellant in your own kitchen. Not only is it absolutely chemical free and gentle on the skin but also super-economical.

 

Get up and make friends with that neighbor with the neem tree in their garden!

5 Ayurvedic Face Packs With Love From India

 

FACE MASKS FEATThe Indian subcontinent is known for a number of things spicy, erotic (ahem) and healthy. Ayurveda (or life knowledge) is one that falls in the last category, which has taken the health and beauty industry by storm. And for good reason. It boasts of beauty and health secrets with all things natural, and who doesn’t love a wholesome dose of that?

Here are five organic face packs that you can concoct at home for flawlessly healthy and glowing skin.

  1. Pumpkin & Fig Face Pack

 

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What:

2 figs

2 pumpkin slices

1 tsp almond oil

How:

Make a smooth paste of all the ingredients and apply it evenly on clean skin and rinse off after 10-15 minutes. Don’t cringe, because the fig and pumpkin mix is going to leave your skin hydrated, cleansed and bright like never before.

  1. Sandalwood Mask

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What:

2 tbsp sandalwood powder

2-3 tsp rose water (or water)

How:

Make a smooth paste of the sandalwood powder and rose water and spread it evenly over your face. Let it stay until dry, about 10 minutes, and wash off with cold water. The treatment will leave you with a visible glow.

  1. Rice Scrub

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What:

1 tbsp fine rice

1 tbsp sandalwood powder

½ tbsp. raw milk

1 tbsp besan (gram flour)

2-3 tsp rose water

½ tbsp. conch shell powder (optional)

How:

Mix all the ingredients well and apply it over washed skin. The au naturale scrub cleanses the pores while hydrating and brightening the skin. The added conch shell powder acts as a wonderful weapon against acne. For best results, use the scrub atleast once a week.

  1. Honey & Lemon Mask

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What:

1 tbsp organic honey

1 tsp lime juice

How:

Wash your face clean and apply the mix on your face (avoiding areas around the eyes). Rinse off with cold water after 10-15 minutes. This natural – and tad sticky – pack is an excellent antioxidant and moisturizes your skin for a lighter face and clean pores.

  1. Marigold Face Pack

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What:

A handful of marigold flowers (genda)

2-3 tbsp raw milk

1 tbsp organic honey

How:

Making a pack out of decoration may sound a tad off, but it works. Mix the flower petals with the honey and milk and make a paste (it’s okay to have bits of petals). Apply this paste to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before you wash it with lukewarm water. Apart from a mesmerizing aroma, the pack also has amazing antibacterial and antiseptic properties that battle away stubborn acne.

5 DIY Make Up Removers To Kiss Your Skin Goodnight

It’s painful enough that one has to invest in quality cosmetics to look their best, but putting in an additional fortune to take all that paint off can be downright brutal. So save your pocket that hole and get concocting these quick and simple potions to remove your make up before you get that beauty sleep.

 

  1. Baby Soap & Coconut Oil

You know you’re doing something right for your skin when there is lots of coconut oil. Additionally, the baby soap works like a charm and is super gentle on the skin too.

 

  1. Aloe & Olive

This concoction is soap-free and naturally moisturizes your skin while taking off the make up. The olive oil cleanses your pores and the aloe rehydrates your skin. Perfect, isn’t it?

 

  1. Vaseline & Essential Oil

Get rid of the intense cosmetic paint without much tugging and rubbing with this DIY blend. All you need is some good ol’ Vaseline, good amounts of aloe vera gel and a dash of essential oil. And voila!

 

  1. Rose Water & Olive Oil

Feel like royalty as you pamper your skin with this rose-petal induced make up remover. The added olive oil and rose petal extracts battle off inflammations and plumps up your skin.

 

  1. Cucumber & Milk

If you have acne-prone skin, this is you go-to make up remover. The mix doesn’t use any oil and is ideal to use on sensitive or oily skin as well. Also, the milk rejuvenates the skin while the cucumber cools it down effortlessly.

6 DIY Facial Scrubs To Exfoliate Your Skin

Face washes, packs, facials, creams and peel-offs are all good but what your pores really yearn for is a good scrub every once in a while. And what’s better than a chemical-free au naturale exfoliator? Use these methods to whip up a rehydrating face exfoliator at home. Trust us, the clogged pores will thank you for this!

 

  1. Coffee Coconut

Take 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds (not powder) and mix it with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply it on the desired area and rinse off. The coffee coconut scrub brightens up and refreshes your skin by doing away with dead skin, leaving it softer. Also, the coffee ground can help melt away unwanted cellulite!coconut-coffee-scrub

 

  1. Chocolate Sugar

Mix a quarter cup of brown sugar, an eight of a cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and a quarter o a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl. Spread the mix evenly over your face in circular motions and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with war water. This cocoa enriched scrub cleanses and exfoliates the skin and also helps reduce fine lines.DIY-Chocolate-Scrub-Recipe

 

  1. Almond

Place a handful of raw almonds (not salted or roasted) in a blender and pulse it to get a fine-grained powder. Add half a cup of almond oil to the powder along with a few drops of essential oil. Apply the mix over your face and remove using a wet cloth and a splash of cold water. The natural oils of the almond and added oils moisturize your skin, bringing it to life like never before!Honey-Almond-Meal-Face-Scrub-420

 

  1. Blueberry Honey

Pulp half a cup of fresh blueberries, 2 tablespoons of raw honey and a tablespoon of sugar in a blender. Apply a generous layer of the mix on to clean skin and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Honey acts as a natural antiseptic and wipes off any visible inflammations or blemishes, while the blueberries light up your face with their high antioxidant and vitamin C content.blueberry_honey_face_scrub_ch

 

  1. Rice

Break about 2-3 tablespoons of rice into smaller granules and add enough honey to make a thick paste. Cut a lemon into half, dip it in the rice-honey mix and use it to apply the scrub on your face. Rinse off with water and pat dry. Rice not only helps revive dry and dull skin but also brightens it up.rice scrub

 

  1. Oatmeal Honey

Mix together a quarter of a cup of uncooked oats, an eight of a cup of honey and olive oil. Apply over dry areas and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash of with warm water and follow up with some moisturizer if necessary. The mix is excellent to bring back dead skin to life.Honey-oatmeal-2blog

5 Ways To Accessorize Your Tresses This Party Season

As the holidays are getting closer, the events on your calendar are increasing. With your dress and shoes already picked out at multiple store windows, have you anything in mind for those locks? If not then these hair styling tips will help you deck up this winter without looking like a Christmas tree.

 

  1. The Gold Leaf

This hair trend has been trending on social media for some time now so lets take it to the dance floor, shall we? This tutorial helps you put together a beautiful headband adorned with golden leaves along with cute golden hairclips!

 

  1. The Boho Beanie

Now, Blair Waldorf would totally banish you from the Upper East Side for fashioning one of these but this is agreeably the hottest way to look effortlessly chic for a casual house party!

 

  1. The Bow Tie

So this one might require sneaking out some old ties from your dad or beau’s closet but it’s worth it. Style your hair with one of these cute bow ties to strut through the party season like a fashionista!

 

  1. The Fascinator

Who said fascinators are just for royal weddings? Grab some craft foam and lace to swank up your look with this statement hair accessory!

 

  1. The Prom Hair

Turn up the heat this winter with these elegant and sweltering hair accessories. All you need is some craft items, a glue gun and seamless creativity!