Posted on 12 December 2012.
I went to my stylist last week and she was surprised to see my highlights and (in a hurt tone), she asked who did it. Seeing her expression…I was flattered; yes…the lady loved it! Trust me muffins; I am always on a budget and it’s really easy to get highlights done at home. So my love….here are your tips for doing your own highlights….take a look, happy reading!
Test It Out!
Once you have decided the products to use…it’s time to test them to see whether they will work on your hair or not! Choose a strand of hair at the bottom in the back and use the product carefully following the instructions. Wait for a few minutes and see the results. If it’s turns out to be very blonde….minimize the minutes!
Do It Dirty!
My stylist has suggested me not to apply color on clean hair…yes ladies; it’s best to wash your hair a day before….so if you are as lazy as me; so take good care of this trick for perfect highlighting.
Do You Want It Bold or Subtle?
Girls, it’s time you put that cap on which came with your at home highlight kit….the holes in the cap will pull in the right amount of hair and will help you get the colors in all the right places. Keep in mind the look you want before you get started with the fun!
Apply Generous Amount!
Believe me….there’s a lot of goop in the at home facial kit! If you have long and thick hair; it’s very obvious that you would need two kits and vice versa for thin and short hair. I have ended up getting leopard spots the first time I tried my hands on at home kits.
Once, you are done getting your glorious and stunningly beautiful highlights….make sure re-apply the same shade within every 6-8 weeks….it will keep them fresh.
Posted in Hair Care
Posted on 11 December 2012.
Today there are many anti-aging treatments that are available in the market. Photo facial is one such skin treatment that is a light-based technology. They offer number of uses, such as curing brown spots, damaged capillaries, and enhancing collagen.
Photo facials help in reversing the damages caused by sun and other environmental factors. This treatment provides you with a youthful and glowing skin. In this a device is used on the damaged area to emit gently pulsed light, which penetrates in the skin and treats it.
Benefits of Photo Facial
Photo Facial Treatment offers various benefits that are listed hereunder:
- Skin Tone: Melanin is one main element that protects your skin from pigmentation and sun damage. When the volume of melanin is low in your skin then you are more prone to skin damages. However, photo facial helps in overcoming this problem with the help of light affects.
- Lines, Wrinkles, and other Blemishes: Photo facial helps in reducing lines and wrinkles from your face. It boosts the growth of collagen that helps in making your skin firm and smooth.
- Hair Removal: Photo facial also helps in getting rid of unwanted hairs from your body. It damages or eradicates the hair follicles that produce unwanted hairs.
Risks associated with Photo Facial
Although, photo facial offers several benefits to your skin but you should also be aware of the associated risks or dangers. Some of them are listed here below:
- Increased Skin Damage: Photo facial helps in improving the skin tone and quality. However, the same may not hold true in many cases that is instead of improving skin quality it may damage your skin by making it appear older, enlarging pores, breaking blood vessels, and increased skin redness.
- Pigmentation Changes: Those who have dark and tanned skin are more prone to the risk of facial discoloration after going under the photo facial treatment.
- Swelling: If your skin is extremely damaged by sun then you are more prone to face swelling. The reason behind this swelling is that the blood vessels around the connective tissues are acutely damaged by the sun.
- Bruises and Blistering: Both of these are rare side effects of photo facial treatment. Avoiding medicines like ibuprofen or aspirin can help in avoiding the risk of bruises. While, in case of skin blistering it takes around two weeks in healing process.
Now you would be able to take an unbiased decision for going through photo facial treatment or not.
Posted in Skin Care
Posted on 10 December 2012.
Beautiful lips are a great asset and to get that naturally is not a hard job. Everyone wants to have fuller, luscious lips. A lot of people wonder how to get pink lips? If you are looking for ways to keep your lips naturally pink without staining or harsh chemicals then you have got the answer now!! Here are 8 ways to keep your lips pink:
Turmeric Powder and Cold Milk
Cold milk and turmeric powder is a great way to brighten up your lips. Apply this paste to your lips. You will see an improvement in your lips in a week. This is one of the natural ways to keep your lips pink.
Lips need moisturization. Apply Chap Stick or Vaseline to your lips. This will avoid flaking.
It is one of the best ways to keep your lips naturally pink. Apply beetroot juice to your lips. After 20 min rinse off with water. You can also apply this juice to your lips before stepping out if you want to go natural. This works wonder for your lips.
Apply paste of red rose on lips. Apply this 2- 3 times a day to get those luscious lips. If you want to make a lip balm then mix milk cream with crushed rose petals. Mix this thoroughly and apply on your lips for 15 min. Now, rinse with water. This is one of the best methods to get supple, soft lips.
Exfoliate with Soft Bristle Toothbrush
Exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush. This removes dead cells of your lips and keeps them silky, bright pink and soft.
If you don’t like exfoliation with toothbrush then no problem! Mix lemon juice with sugar and apply on your lips. This leaves your lips refreshed and pink. If you want to remove coffee stains or dark tea from your lips then this scrub is the best.
Apply honey to your lips every night before going to bed. Honey nourishes your lips and leaves them supple and soft.
Apply a mixture of lemon juice and almond oil to your lips. This hydrates your lips and keeps them soft.
Posted in Beauty & Style
Posted on 10 December 2012.
Voluminous, luscious and bouncy hair features on top of every woman’s beauty wish list. What happens when you see strands of your hair on bathroom floor? You get mild stress ulcers and run out screaming hair loss. Read these tips to avoid this really pesky problem….
Massage with Basic Oils
Regular massage stimulates hair follicles and cures fungal infections and dandruff. It increases blood circulation. Use coconut oil or mustard oil. Leave it for 2-3 hours before rinsing with mild shampoo. Mix equal proportions of olive oil, castor oil and coconut oil for improving the thickness of your hair. If you have visible bald patches, apply castor oil regularly.
This is an excellent home remedy which makes your hair soft and rejuvenates dead hair follicles. Mix coconut oil with amla oil; add a dash of lemon juice and you have a dandruff fighting, effective remedy that arrests your receding hairline.
Effective Hair Stimulating Juices
Aloe vera juice prevents hair loss due to infected, dry and irritated scalp. Wheatgrass juice is effective against hairfall.
Drink for Your Hair
Lettuce and spinach juice is a good remedy for restoring lost hair.
After Wash Care
After washing your hair, wrap towel around your head like a turban. Don’t comb your hair immediately after washing. This avoids hair breakage. Gently rub your scalp to stimulate your sebaceous glands and to improve blood circulation.
Natural Therapies….Quite Effective
You can make your hair loss preventing medicine by boiling henna leaves in mustard oil. After cooling, strain this mixture, add coconut oil and apply to your hair. Alternatively, you can fry some fenugreek seeds in coconut oil. Strain this mixture and apply to your hair roots.
Wash your tresses with the paste of neem leaves. This is useful for skin infections and hair loss. For preventing hair fall and restoring the alkaline balance of the scalp, you can wash your hair with vinegar and apple cider.
Watch Your Diet
Your diet should include vitamin C, A & E and healthy fats so that your body can absorb these vitamins. Walnuts contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which absorb these vitamins and give you healthy hair.
Posted in Beauty & Style
Posted on 03 December 2012.
MTV Sportsta Body Spray is one of the best body sprays for men that come under the brand umbrella of MTV which is again the most stylish brand for youths. It is a dynamic, luscious, sexy and provocative scent that provides an immediate cooling sensation without harming your skin. Its fruity, floral, fresh fragrance provides 24h protection from body odor. It is best for physically strong men.
Propane, Butane, Isobutane, Fragrance, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Isopropyl Myristate, Triclosan, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Coumarin, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral.
The actual price of the body spray is Rs.170. You can buy it online from khoobsurati.com or visit your nearest drug store.
MTV Sportsta Body Spray really soothes up my mind. The number of times I spray it on my body, it makes me feel as if I have taken a bath every time. No doubt, the fragrance is very refreshing. With its floral and fruity aromas it really turns me on. Even after those long workouts, I smell good and this makes me feel great. Girls also keep complementing me in the jim. They love my body and get attracted by the fragrance of the spray. It really turns my day into a true moment of pleasure.
Photos and Swatches
What I Like About This Product
- Soothing floral + fruity fragrance
- Cool Tech technology
- No harmful chemicals
- No irritation while applying.
- Mild on skin
- Long-lasting fragrance
What I Don’t Like About This Product
I didn’t find anything negative about the product and hope you will have a nice experience after using it.
MTV Sportsta Body Spray has reached the category of top body sprays for men … So don’t be left behind and order your own bottle of MTV SportSta Bodyspray right now from Khoobsurati.com.
Posted in Brands, Reviews
Posted on 26 November 2012.
MTV Rocksta EDT for women, one of the best perfumes for women from India’s leading youth brand MTV. The product comes under a nice black color bottle with transparent pinkish cap. The unique thing about its look is that the cap contains MTV logo inside it, giving the product stylish and elegant look. The perfume absolutely gives a fresh, floral and fruity fragrance that is enduring and long-lasting.
Aqua, Fragrance, Diethylphthalate.
The product will cost you around Rs.254 after 15% off if you buy it online from khoobsurati.com. However, the actual price of the perfume is Rs.299.
Using MTV product is a big thing as it creates your own style statement. When I started using MTV Rocksta EDT perfume, my friends and colleagues keep complimenting me which made me feel out of the world. Not only girls but boys too come to me and ask which deodorant do I use … then very proudly I tell them that its MTV Rocksta EDT perfume. This perfume really works. Just one application of MTV Rocksta EDT and you are ready for the day. This perfume makes me feel very euphoric, fresh, energetic and sexy throughout the day. Trust me it is one of the top perfumes for women.
Photos and Swatches
What I Liked About the Product
I am very much impressed by the product packaging and especially with the transparent cap which I can use as a show piece when the bottle becomes empty. Its fragrance made me crazy. I’m damn sure that you will love it.
MTV Rocksta EDT perfume is becoming very popular among women. I am using it and would suggest you to try this out at least once.
Posted in Brands, Reviews
Posted on 22 November 2012.
Beauty is not only sole forte for ladies. Men also have right to look well groomed and charming. Earlier there was a time when men will mock at the girly things like makeup. But now times have really changed, now men also want have fair complexion and wouldn’t shy to use fairness creams. The modern alpha- men go for facials and even wax their chest hair, so what’s the big deal with the makeup?
But yeah, everything thing in a girl’s make up kit is not for males. Men also have some makeup equipments, and there is list of it, keep reading this article, and you’ll surely get to know hell lots of important things that men can also use.
Concealer- it is the most common makeup equipment for men, all the tv and film stars us this makeup which helps to hide flaws of their skin. Concealers are good thing to cover your dark circles and hollow cheeks. This cosmetic also helps in covering up the pockmarks on the skin. And trust me any of our favorite celeb will not look the same without this cosmetic for males.
Foundation- this works same as men. Foundation is also works to hide the flaws of the skin. Moreover foundation makes the skin complexion brighter and smoother, to wrap it fast, foundation make your face more photogenic.
Kajal/kohl- kajal from ages has been used to darken the eyes for men. But many modern men will chuck the idea of putting kajal on their eyes. But believe me, kohl doest look that bad. It only helps you to highlight the attractive intensity of the eyes.
Gold dust- we all know that the shine and shimmer is the part of the makeup and it goes same with men like women. If you have noticed the glossy and sleek look the most of the stars carry is nothing just the mere film of gold dust. This makes your look damn glamorous and even outs the makeup.
Thus these are some tips for men, to flaunt their flamboyant looks, and woo the chick whichever they want. Remember stay stylish and be happy, I would love hear your views regarding this topic, ciao.
Posted in Beauty Tips
Posted on 21 November 2012.
Pregnancy is a thrilling as well as a complicated stage in a woman’s life. Expectant lady keenly wait for the new arrival of the little one. But some numerous changes in woman’s body can bring anxiety & depression. Exhaustion, depression, stress are common during pregnancy but you can keep yourself away from prenatal depression. In every woman’s life pregnancy brings a wave of happiness and celebration. Each woman wants to enjoy and experience this moment in her life. It brings in a responsibility as well as feeling of completeness in her life. She feels proud about bringing one life into existence.
Yes, it is a heavenly moment but giving birth to your baby is not an easy task. For experience god’s greatest gift, every woman has to pass many stages. Although a woman has to surpass different stages or trimesters of pregnancy but here in we are taking up first trimester only.
First stage of pregnancy also known as first trimester is that stage where you get to know that you are carrying a baby in your womb. It is toughest trimester as you come across morning sickness that is nausea and vomiting.
Nausea is a common problem faced during pregnancy but you could follow some natural remedies that would surely help you, which are enlisted here below:
- It is really important to eat something even before getting out of the bed
- Keep something to eat during night, if you feel the need to
- Even if you are not hungry, eat small portions of food every three hours
- Drinking is even more important than eating
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine intake
- Ginger tea helps in healing nausea
- Rest as many times as possible
- Move slowly and it is important to avoid moving suddenly
- It is advisable to not to brush your teeth after eating
- Walking and inhaling fresh air is equally important
Enjoy your pregnancy to the most as this stage would surpass and you would be left with nostalgic and memorable moments only. Stay safe and happy!!
Posted in Health & Fitness
Posted on 19 November 2012.
Have you ever been in an awful need for emergency beauty kit? Many times I have gone through the situations where I’ve been caught unprepared for the office meetings and for the friend’s party. So I decided to prepare my very own emergency beauty kit. Read on further to be prepared with your emergency beauty kit so that you won’t have to face situations where you have to borrow things from your peers and friends.
Hair tie – Oh yes!!! Your emergency beauty kit definitely needs hair ties to keep your hair out of your face. You can also use them to keep your long sleeves up, or simply wear it around your waist.
Cotton swab – Cotton swabs are staple item for your emergency kit. Sometime it happens thatyou’re your Kajal or eye liner spread all over your eyelids and under eye area. So in such a situation you can clean it with cotton swaps to avoid that horrible look.
Wet wipes – Emergency beauty kit must contain wet wipes so that you can freshen up whenever you are out. You can also use it as a toilet paper, as a hand sanitizer or even to treat stains on clothes.
Deodorant – You should always keep deodorant handy. This will keep your underarms fresh. You can also use it as a foot spray during summers.
Lotion – Don’t forget to keep lotion in your beauty kit to moisturize your hands, elbows and knees.
Lipstick and Kajal – Lipstick and kajal are other important things that you should never miss in your emergency beauty kit. You must keep your favorite shade of lipstick which you can use as eye shadow as well.
Mirror – You might not always be in a place where you will have access to mirror so that you can check your profile. So, I would suggest including a mirror in your kit so that you can touch up your hair, make-up or whatever.
Hair Brush – Oh come on!!! How can you forget keeping a hair brush in your beauty kit? Hair brush is very important thing which you can’t borrow from anyone else. Never use other’s comb to brush your hair. It’s better to keep a separate brush to avoid hair problems.
So, there you got the idea about the things to keep handy on your emergency beauty kit whenever you step out of your home. So, look gorgeous 24X7.
Posted in Beauty & Style
Posted on 19 November 2012.
Jeans and Trousers have always been the first choice for every girl. Not just because they are very comfortable and easy to carry but also they are very trendy and never goes out of fashion. It’s just that we keep amending our pants according to the latest trend as every day trends come and go. So, this season don’t just get settle in your old classic black trousers or basic jeans, try something new rather. Cigarette pants and colored skinnies are very much in fashion these days that will enhance your personality giving you a sleekest look.
If we talk about jeans then there was a time when girls used to shop for only super skinny, flared or low-waist jeans and had trousers in mainly three common colours – black, grey and blue. Today, pants have undergone a sea change and selecting the trendiest trousers have become as important as you choose what to wear on the top.
Cigarette pants are the most stylish and interesting trousers available in the market this fall that have been tagged as the “sleekest spring trouser”. Designers suggest wearing cigarette trousers three inches above the ankle and not less than that. Pairing it with a jacket and closed shoes goes well for the office and with a trendy T-shirt for clubbing.
Apart from this, the other options that you can try are coloured skinny jeans. These jeans are available in wide variety of colours which can be teamed with pastels for the sexiest look this season. Palazzo pants are also very much in fashion these days. You can team it up with tiny tops and you are ready for the casual day out.
Girls, this season there are many options available in front of you, so, don’t just get settle with that boring classic jeans and trousers. Groom your personality with these amazing and trendy cigarette pants so that your peers and friends can’t stop praising you.
Posted in Beauty & Style