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Beautiful feet for the busy bee July 29, 2013 18:31

A woman needs to take her of her feet. For a busy woman, it becomes a task better put off for later. For such situations, beautiful feet are not too difficult with a few simple techniques. Feet, to look clear, should have no hard skin on them. Stress or friction on the feet leads to hard skin that can be scraped off with a foot file. Once the hard skin, particularly on the balls and toes, is removed, a strong moisturizer will keep it supple. Wearing comfortable footwear prevents most issues with the skin also. Shoes that compress the feet too much create bad skin and scars. Make sure that the strappy sandals are not so strappy that they dog into the skin of the feet. The right footwear keeps the toe nails safe and pretty. Cutting toenails using the right technique is necessary. Toe nails should be cut straight across with a nail clipper, giving them a squarish look. Long toe nails are not healthy. Leaving the nails free of nail polish from time to time helps to prevent yellowing of the nails. Applying foot creams at night before sleeping is a good practice for the busy women. It prevents formation of unsightly skin on the feet. These are some of the simpler ways to maintain beautiful feet, without having to spend hours on them. (AW: Sruthi)

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Fight under eye circles July 26, 2013 17:44

Skin discoloration finds its roots in Genetics. People whose family has a predisposition of dark circles tend to get them more often. And if both your parents have them, you will too. Dermatologist Heidi Waldorf shared some of her pearls of wisdom with Elle. Speaking to Elle, the MD doctor noted that volume depletion due to aging causes deep shadows under the eyes. For some others, a pale and thin skin on the surface exposes the vessels beneath, giving the under eye area a dark shadow. Allergies and frequent eye rubbing were also mentioned as causes for under eye circles. Minimizing their occurrence is the first line defense, experts say. Getting proper sleep is a solution for many health and beauty issues. Dark circles are not exempt from this practice. Plenty of sleep and sufficient hydration keeps those unsightly circles at a distance. Investing in a good sun screen is a must for all skin related worries. For the more serious worries about under eye circles, gentle eye creams are a safe bet. (AW: Sruthi)

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Foods that give flawless complexion July 22, 2013 17:22

While women use cosmetics to hide all the flaws in their skin, there is a less harmful and more natural way to obtain a flawless complexion. Eating certain food have been known to create a good complexion. These mostly include fruits. Papaya is good for the skin, not only when applied on the surface but also when eaten. Its vitamin C content brightens and tightens the skin. Moving ahead, coconut water is refreshing as well as replenishing. It keeps the skin microbes in control, thereby preventing breakouts and scars. Black sesame seeds are rich in skin-beautifying nutrients and enables restoration of elasticity and radiance. Beet root reverses dull skin by removing waste inside the cells. Beets also strengthen skin, thereby reducing cellulite. Lemons also remove toxins from the skin. Additionally, lemons help in keeping the skin hydrated for long periods. Fresh tomato juice is another drink that is extremely skin friendly. Having a glass everyday protects the skin from sun damage. Go ahead, eat your way to flawless skin. (AW: Sruthi)

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Lipstick rules for Monsoons July 18, 2013 15:43

The steady rain this season plays havoc with makeup. One wouldn't want to be seen with running mascaras and foundations. But what about unsuitable lipsticks? To have pretty lips, there are some easy rules. Choose lipsticks with smudge proof and nontransferable colors. Women should stick to long lasting lipsticks during the monsoons. Avoiding glosses and cream based lipsticks is also a necessary caution in the rains. What the ladies can do, is to apply lip balm before painting those puckering lips. Once a lip balm is applied, a neat lining of the lips with a lip pencil will lock in the color. Color can be filled in after that. Right methods of applying lipsticks can turn the situation favorable for the well turned out woman. This season, bright lip colors such as red, orange, hot pinks and corals are much in vogue. Makeup artist Niti Luthra was quoted by MSN as saying that Neon shades are perfect for monsoon. "Shades like corals, hot pinks and ruby red work well with every outfit," she said. Luthra added that ladies should avoid gloss, as it makes the look stickier. (AW: Sruthi)

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Radical beauty treatments - Vampire facial July 12, 2013 19:32

After Kim Kardashian made Vampires facials a talk of the town, Vogue has shown their version of how the facial is done. The video features supermodel Gisele Bündchen, apparently undergoing a vampire facial in Vogue Italia's beauty special. This is a radical beauty treatment, where blood is drawn from the woman's body and spun at fast speeds in a centrifuge. When the platelets in the blood are separated, the rest is taken and injected back into the face. The whole point of this treatment is to restore collagen production in the skin to regain its elasticity. While Kim Kardashian's version of the facial appears something out of a horror movie, Gisele Bündchen seems to enjoy the whole process. Check out the video here that Vogue Italia has posted. (AW: Sruthi)

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Rapunzel's tresses made easier July 08, 2013 18:51

Long luscious locks are a luxury many envy. To gain thicker and longer hair, men and women go to many lengths. A lot of hard works is put into oiling hair on a regular basis, but the scalp is still exposed many pollutants. However, there are a few natural remedies that can stimulate hair growth for a healthy looking head. These are in addition to eating vitamin and mineral rich food, besides washing. Combing hair several times a day stimulates hair follicles. Blood circulation is improved when pressure is applied on the scalp while brushing it. More blood to the scalp equates to more growth. Oiling hair once a week is helpful to condition it. Though hair oil does not contain any nutritious qualities, massaging it into the scalp inevitably improves blood flow. On the other hand, oil fortified with natural ingredients is healthy for the hair. When hibiscus flowers are soaked with the oil overnight, the resultant concoction helps to grow thick hair faster. To avoid friction between hair and pillow, braid your hair before sleeping. Eating Vitamin E containing foods aids in hair nutrition, hence taking nuts like almonds promotes growth. Almond oil is also known to help hair growth. Using hot water is detrimental to the hair as it open up the pores, resulting in hair fall. Keeping hair clean, meanwhile, is helpful for growing long thick hair. Washing hair at least 3 times a week is recommended. Cover your hair with a scarf or bandanna when out under the sun. The sun's UV are highly damaging to the hair. (AW:Sruthi)

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Check that expiry date July 03, 2013 18:23

Make-up is one of the most common possessions in any lady's bag. Some use more, while some just leave it there for emergencies. But in their quest for better makeup, the number of items keeps piling up. What happens when you have too much makeup on your hand? You forget to throw away the expired ones. It is worthy to notice that expired makeup not only harms your skin, but also affects your health. It is known that many women do not notice when their makeup expires. Consequently, they are at risk of damaging their health through the use of unknown chemicals past their expiry date. Old eye liners cause bad eye infections, foundations beyond its years cause harsh breakouts on the skin and eyes shadows should not be used for more than one year. Go ahead and ditch that old makeup. New colors and formulations are waiting to be explored. (AW:Sruthi)

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Hydrate your hands June 27, 2013 13:30

Every one having good-looking hands in young age. To maintain hands healthy and clean we need to hydrate hands all times. You should drink plenty of water to make certain that your skin is moisturized from inside. Purchase a hand cream or cream which you can hold at all times so that you can narrate lotion or cream on your hands anytime. Most hand wash soaps enclose acidic ingredients, such as triclosan and other bacteria-fighting rudiments that can make your hands and nails dehydrated and blistering. Take additional care according to seasons, understand enormous weather conditions, you require to recognize that your hands also necessitate the same care.

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Maximize the power of moisturizer June 15, 2013 13:10

Daily face care is needed to get beautiful face, but you have to care in some matters like moisturizing. Selecting the appropriate face moisturizer can be stay on the skin for extended periods of time. Make sure your cleanser that doesn't end up drying out your skin even more. Using sunscreen with moisturizer has many possible long-term health benefits for your skin. Choose a moisturizer that's noncomedogenic and oil-free. Make sure about the new products before apply. Take a little time and attention, keep your face hydrated and healthy by using good moisturizer.

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Get ready for a party June 04, 2013 11:46

Party is a great opportunity to drag attention of everty one with your dressing sense and looks, along with the way you carry yourself. It is best time to impress others and to meet the people your know as well as to make new friends. However, while getting ready for a night out, you need to know that party makeup also has some limits and rules. Here are some top tips for party make up which you can use to seek attention from crowd. Face wash: Wash your face with warm water, use your favorite face wash, and then rub with ice cubes for 5-10 minutes. Prepare your face for by cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Perfect matching: Go for a matching shade of foundation. Apply a darker gloom on the broader parts of your face which you want to recede. Use a powder: Apply powder and blush your cheeks. You can prefer on some shimmer on the highest point of cheekbone. This gives a good and cool look. Eye shadow: Use an eye shadow kit with a highlighter like blue shades look more reddish and the brown shades appear yellowish or greenish. Apply the medium color on the upper eye lid only. Sweep the darkest shade on the crease, between the two shades and blend well. Put a little dark eye shadow also below the eyes, touching the lower lash line, with a thin brush. Begin from the outer corner and extend it just a little, may be till the middle. See what suits you. This adds more color to your eyes. Define your eyes with eye liner. Sweep two coats of mascara. Apply a final coat of colored mascara if you wish. Apply lipstick: Use the lip color, with the help of a brush, shape up your lips nicely and precisely with the help of a lip liner pencil.

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Healthy hair equals to beautiful hair May 15, 2013 16:55

Hair is primary beauty weapon of every women. we want silky, shiny, lustrous locks. Consider your busy life and type of work when choosing your hairstyle. Here simple ways for healthy hair. Wash your hair every three days - any more often and you’ll produce excess sebum, which makes hair greasy. Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Pick a combo for fine, greasy, dry or coloured hair, and stick to it! There's a specialist product made to care especially for you. A well-balanced diet is the best way to keep your hair healthy and strong. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, nuts, brown rice, beans and pulses, and you'll have tresses in top condition in no time. Stop stressing! Stress encourages the production of excess sebum, as well as dandruff and hair loss. Reduce anxiety by taking magnesium supplements, which are excellent stress-busters. Exercise. Physical exertion helps the body eliminate toxins through sweat and sebum. Just make sure you give your hair a good wash afterwards to get rid of all that sweat! Washing Start by wetting your hair thoroughly under the shower. Squirt a little shampoo into the palm of your hand and apply to your hair, massaging gently then leaving it in for a moment. Don’t shampoo twice: it only makes the scalp more sensitive. To restore, regenerate and improve your hair’s natural protective film, use conditioner, giving it time to take, and rinse properly. If you’re brave enough, finish your shower with a cold blast of water to tighten the cuticles and make your hair shinier. Let your hair dry naturally. If you blow-dry your hair, start off by towel-drying and then blow-dry on a moderate heat. Use brushes made of natural materials which are gentler on the capillary fibre in your hair.

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How you cleanse your face? April 29, 2013 13:39

How dull your skin looks, our skin gets duller as we age. Sun exposure, smoking, and naturally shedding all results washed out look. You need to combat it with a cleanser that will remove in layers  while it cleans. Bear in mind that not all cleansers are created equally, and the soap you used as a teen may no longer be enough. Stay away from cleansers that are very drying and geared toward those with oily skin. Some brands of face wash claim that they exfoliate because they have rough grains in them, these can be far too abrasive. Instead, use a mild face wash that has glycolic acid in it. It will glide on skin easily and help exfoliate the top layer to generate growth. Select the active facial cleanser and good  skin cleansing brush to getting the skin you always wanted. Once you choose the right cleanser, you need to consider how you are using it. Washing your face with some cleanser, water and your hands is fine but you can do more. To get the glow you are looking for, you need to exfoliate and help circulate the blood with a rotating face washing brush. These are easy to use, and do not add any time to the cleansing part of your skin routine. Apply a drop of face wash to the wet brush and glide it over your face and neck for about a minute. The results are dramatic. Circulating the blood, and exfoliating the skin with the sonic brush will give the glow of someone who has spent an hour at the spa getting a facial. When you wash your face with a little cleanser on the brushes, you are getting a much deeper clean that literally removes make up, reduces oily spots, and even minimizes the appearance of large pores.

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