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Is Beer good for hair ? October 08, 2014 16:40

These days in supermarkets we are noticing 'Beer Shampoo' but nobody knew whether beer is good for hair or not. We all know the effects of consumption beer and it is much safer to pour beer on your hair. Beer has silica, minerals, amino acids and vitamin B and they are used in conditioners that are available in the market. All the above ingredients help in forming the basic hair structure and so we can say, beer is good for using for hair. However, there is a procedure to use beer for hair. Firstly wash your hair with shampoo and then apply beer on the hair shaft for five minutes. Then rinse it with plain or cold water. But the best usage is with egg yolk. Mix beer and yolk, apply it on your roots, hair and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Both the ingredients will help strengthen your hair and add a glossy effect. So the conclusion is beer is seriously good for your hair. (AW: Vamshi)  

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Monsoon dressing tips September 06, 2014 17:38

Monsoon is the only season where you need to be cautious about your dressing. It is never easy to wear something without fear specially when the weather alerts about heavy rainfall. So here are few tips that are preferable to wear during the Monsoon. #1. No White White color clothes are prone to stains and when it rains, things turns worse for you if are you walking along the road side or passing by a big bus or truck. So try to avoid white color clothes to the maximum. #2. Keep it short If you are travelling anywhere try to wear shorts but don't prefer short dresses which are even too short as it would be uncomfortable for others as well as for you. So knee health shorts are absolutely fine. #3. Footwear In Monsoon, Footwear is most concerning thing, Bad footwear could be a source of wet feet, infections, dirt, fever, illness and diseases. Flip flops are best in the rainy season and don't protect your expensive stuff and unless you have a car or something don't use them #4. Avoid Leather Avoid fancy leather bags. They easily catch fungus and can be spoil and beach bag with fabric would be a great idea. They can withstand the water would be a great buy.

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Are you doing these eyebrow mistakes? July 21, 2014 18:15

Your eyebrows frame your face. Hence, it's important they always stay nicely trimmed and ship-shape. However, when it comes to caring for them, most of us never go beyond the normal threading or tweezing. Remember that to maintain your arches, you must go beyond the regular and invest some thought and care to keep your eyebrows looking great all through. We acquaint you with some common eyebrow mistakes and how to deal with them. Wax or thread brows While waxing and threading are great ways of cleaning up body or chin hairs, it isn't quite right for eyebrows. While waxing round makes your face appear older, threading done by a beautician often leaves us with less than desired results. Tweeze it out Tweezing now and then is another no-no brow maintenance strategy. One must tweeze not mot more than a couple of hairs to keep the arches ship-shape. If you wait for a week or two, there will be new hairs sprouting everywhere, making it difficult for you to tweeze right. Also, try tweezing between taking a shower and putting on your makeup. Matching brow color to hair color The only people who can really get away with this are ladies with dark hair. For those with lighter colored mane, you should be matching your brows to those lighter strands. By making your brows lighter-with a brow mascara, for example-your eyes will really pop. If you're a blonde with fair to medium skin, it's the opposite rule. Look for the absolute darkest lowlight of your hair, and match that. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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How you can get a clean and clear skin? July 19, 2014 13:41

It is one of the most frequent queries of our female readers. Every woman is very much concerned about her skin to look glowing and radiant. There are some very simple tips to follow to keep your skin clean and clear. So, let us have a look at these tips: We all know the benefits of drinking water. So, ladies, what are you waiting for? Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated all day. It will not only flush out the toxins from your body, but will also give a glow to your skin. Clean, clean, and clean your skin. Well, you will think how to clean your skin. There are many cleansing agents are available at your home, right in your kitchen. There is no need to go to the market as these are natural. You can use gram flour and a pinch of turmeric to clean your skin. You can use rose water with cotton balls to clean your skin gently. Cleansing removes the dirt particles from your skin. So, cleansing is must. After cleaning your skin, it is essential to moisturize your skin. Do not forget to do that as it keeps your skin glowing and lustrous. Use sunscreen whenever you go out. It will provide protection from harmful rays of sun that can be damaging to your skin and is the main reason of pigmentation. Last and not so least important tip is to exercise regularly. It helps in proper flow of blood and oxygen to every part of body which helps to keep your skin clean, clear, and glowing. So, these are some of the tips that you can follow to make your skin clean and clear.  

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World Cup nail art is the latest fashion fad June 27, 2014 18:43

Football fanatics have now found a fashionable way to root for their favorite teams this FIFA - nail art inspired by a nation's flag. That's right! From footballs to flags, there is lots to choose from for anyone wanting to paint their nails. From Brazil to Australia and Germany to and Argentina, fans are painting their digits with national flag colors to show their support. World Cup inspired manicures is indeed the latest fashion fad and nail studios are minting moolahs doing that. And why not, after all, ever manicure comes with a price tag. But as long as enthusiasts don't mind shelling out, we have nothing to complain. "The fuss-free way to go about this yourself is through nail extensions. This way, you can use both hands to carefully paint the design of the flag on the acrylic nail," she says. You can even change your nail art, depending on who is playing that week. Get creative with this fun beauty trend. Let the team you are vouching for adorn all nails except one, which can be painted with small footballs. You could even paint alternate nails a velvet green to represent the football field's grass. Not rooting for any one team in particular? Do a multi-cultural take by having different flags on your fingertips. Or do away with flags and have a mix of small versions of the Brazuca (the ball players will be kicking around this year) and Brazil's mascot Fuleco! (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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How to wake up with great looking hair? June 25, 2014 18:26

Unless you are a fairytale character, you possibly have woken up with a terrible mess of mane that warrants major time and effort to be sorted before you spring to work or classes more than you can count.Fortunately, there are a few tricks that you can use before you hit the sack and wake up to amazing hair in the morning. Talk about having your cake and eating it, too.Go figure out how to prepare your hair for a stunning day even as you slumber. If you wish to wake up with beachy curls everyday, then shower, shampoo, condition and towel dry your hair the previous night. Once dry, divide the hair in four sections, apply light oil and twirl the hair until it dries for a natural, second-day look. Forget heating rollers. Now curl your hair naturally while you sleep by pinappling. Just gather your hair on top of your head, wrap the base with a silk scarf to avoid your hair from tearing or going dry and sleep with it. Voila! Next morning you have your curls. For bouncier curls, French-braid your wet hair at night. You will wake up to a mermaid-wave texture and loose, bouncy curls. Just don't forget to run your fingers through your hair for the complete look. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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Three biggest face-washing mistakes you are doing June 16, 2014 16:51

Rinsing you face with just a dollop of face wash at the end of the day might seem like the easiest part of your beauty ritual, isn't it? But turns out that most people tend to lather up wrongly, causing a wad of skin woes like dryness, oiliness, breakouts and irritation. Learn the three face-washing mistakes that you are committing and ways to stop them at once. Read on. Picking the wrong facewash Yes, this is the number one mistake that most of us make - not picking the right cleanser. A right face wash would remove all the grub and grime off your face without striping away your skin's natural oil's or healthy cells. Get one that does the job and cleanse your face twice a day, scrubbing a little strongly to cleanse it thoroughly. Overdoing it Don't wash your skin more than twice in a day. Going overboard with your cleaning process could irritate your skin, leading to over production of oil. In case you are someone who barely uses any make up in the evening, rinsing with tepid water is enough to clean it. Wrong Temperature No matter how good hot water feels on your skin, rinsing your skin with it can strip its natural, protective oils and lead or over-drying or over-production of sebums. Lukewarm water is your best bet that way. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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How to sweat-proof your makeup? June 13, 2014 18:38

Think summer and runny make-up goes hand in hand? Not any more. Save yourself from sweating off your makeup on a hot muggy day by sweat-proofing your pretty face. Here's how: Go Light Moisturize your skin religiously with a light, SPF loaded moisturizer everyday. Steer clear of the ones that are too heavy as it will make you sweat. Serums are your best bet during summer since they are light, gets easily absorbed and makes your skin look hydrated and fresh round the clock. Put on Some Primer During hot summer days, primer is your friend.  Dab some before you put on a foundation. That way, your make-up won't run down when it's hot. Primer, together with your moisturizer, is recommended if you decide to wear waterproof makeup. If moisturizer, primer, and foundation sound like too much of a hassle, go for BB cream with SPF, which is like an all-in-one. Waterproof on the Eyes Invest in waterproof eye liner and mascara to avoid drippy eye makeup. Go Wet on the Lips During summer, lipsticks are a no-no since they run the risk of smudging. Hold your lip color by applying a dash of gloss. Easy enough! Dab Some Powder Dab your  makeup with some  mineral powder to keep it in place, smoothen out the skin, and also absorb oil. And you are all set to go, princess! (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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Three simple tricks to get bright-white smile June 11, 2014 18:22

Who doesn't fancy a gorgeous, bright-white smile? After all, nothing makes one look better than a 400 volt dazzling smile. That said, most of us are too lazy to follow rigorous teeth whitening measures. Forget the white trips, we present you a few simple, easy-to-follow tips that will leave you with a bright white smile ASAP. Make it a habit to swish your mouth each time after you eat or drink. Swishing water around your mouth will help get rid of food residues that can stain your teeth, leading to discoloration or yellowing of teeth. Swish for 30 seconds each time and see the difference. We all know how tea and coffee tend to stain our pearly whites. While kicking the caffeine habit might not be easy for most of us, adding some milk or cream to it can definitely save our teeth from discoloration. Adding milk or cream changes the chemistry of the liquid, causing less discoloration. Munch on greens like kale and broccoli everyday to make sure that your teeth stays dazzling white all the time. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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How to spring-clean your skin? June 10, 2014 19:08

Thing only your home needs a springtime scrub-down? Like your pad, even your skin and hair can benefit from spring-cleaning. Summer means rising temperature, more time out in the sun, more exposure, more tan, more sweat, and more pesky allergens. We tell you how to keep your skin squeaky clean this summer and flaunt a glowing, soft, happy skin all through. Winter may be gone. But that doesn't mean you put away the moisturizer yet. No matter how oily your skin tends to get during summertime, it's important to pamper it with some moisturizer. Lather up with gentle, moisturizing body wash and ensure to slather light, water-based moisturizer once you are out of the shower. Summer skincare calls for gentler products. So choose your exfoliator wisely. Steer clear of all abrasive ingredients like retinoids and hydroxy acids and go for microbeads to scrub off the dead skin and reveal a radiant you. Like everything else, your makeup comes with an expiry date too. Sp spring clan your vanity case. Rinse your makeup brushes. Shelve the heavy creams and foundations and go for light summery makeup. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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Are you making these summer skin-care mistakes? June 07, 2014 17:28

Summer days naturally translate into lounging by the poolside for long hours soaking up some sun and quaffing down  lemonades and cool drinks to beat the heat. But watch out. Too much summer sun could also mean sunburns and tan lines. No matter how much SPF you slather on your skin and lips, here are a few seasonal skin-care errors that we all make unknowingly. We draw your attention to these summer skin-car mistakes and also tell you how to avoid them. Read on. Mistake #1: Shaving before you step into the shower We have to do a whole lot of leg, armpit, and bikini-line shaving during summer. But doing so after you get out of the shower than get in could make it easy for your to razor those stubbles. Ask how? That is because hair shaves better when wet and the skin is hydrated. So go for it. Mistake #2: Rubbing yourself dry Rubbing yourself hard after a shower can irritate your skin that can show when you are in that tiny sundress. Rather pat yourself dry to blot that water away and your skin will thank you. Mistake #3: Using deodorant only in the a.m. Applying deodrant in the a.m. isn't enough to keep you fresh and smelling good all day long. Make sure you spray some antiperspirant  before you hit the sack to keep body odor away.  In fact, antiperspirants have been shown to be more effective if you apply them in the evening. So spritz some at night. Mistake #4: Not rinsing after a dip in the pool A dunk in the pool is enough to beat the heat and day long of fatigue. But what you do after you get out of it is equally important to keep you feeling fresh and beautiful ahead. Even if  you don't do the whole shampoo, conditioner, body wash extravaganza right away, atleast ensure to rinse yourself with water after a dip. That is because the chlorine in pool water can dry and irritate your skin. So it's important to rinse that off post a swim. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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Winter oil therapies for men and women January 28, 2014 17:40

The thickened consistency of coconut oil can discourage anyone to oil their hair in winters. But remember, it's during this dry, arid, cold time of the year when your hair needs more oil indulgence than ever. We bring you two oil treatments that you can try easily at home and to your benefit. Check them out. Raja oil:  A concoctions of hot spices like cinnamon and cloves, Raja oil is an Indonesian oil mainly used for male therapies. This oil spikes energy. During winters, our vigor and vitality usually hits a slump. Massaging Raja oil can just pump in all the zest that you need. An ideal oil treatment takes 40 to 45 minutes that includes massage, steam and wash. Ratu oil: Another form of Indonesian oil, this contains essential oils (wheatgerm, ylang-ylang, lemon, clary sage, sandalwood). Meant for women. Ratu oil treatment can be done twice a month to keep hair healthy and shiny. It is known for his calming properties. A 45-minute Tatu oil treatment can not only calm frayed nerves, but also ward off dandruff too. (AW: Suchorita Choudhury)

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