Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Madhuri in Ghagra Song

For Madhuri Fans: a sneak a peak in Ghagra Song

I just watched Mahuri Dixit Nene in Ghagra song and got mesmerized again with her bang on performance.

 Madhuri wooed everybody this time again in  her song from 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. She looked amazingly stunning in her comeback avatar. With all her latkas and jhatkas she has performed very gracefully. 

Wow……..she still looks the same ………her smile and facial expressions are worth watching.

This post is for all Madhuri fans………………….chao

Thursday, May 16, 2013

How to take care of skin in summers?

As the scorching heat is increasing with the rising temperatures, some special care is required to keep skin beautiful and glowing. The 90% of wrinkles are caused by sunrays as they penetrate the skin’s deepest layer and damage the elastin & collagen which keeps the skin firm. 
Below are some of the methods to project and rejuvenate your skin in summers:

Keep yourself hydrated:
As your body tends to lose a lot of moisture in the summer, so it’s important to regularly replenish it by drinking lots of fluids to keep the skin soft, fresh & moisturized.

Use of Sunscreen/ Sunblock

Use sunscreens whenever you go out in summers. It’s really important to save your skin from harmful UV rays and to have a flawless and non pigmented skin.

Skin Cleansing and exfoliating

The skin cleansing tips given below are suitable for all skin types:
a. Oats help to unclog pores and keep oily skin in check. Grind it and mix it with watermelon juice. Massage it gently all over your face and rinse it with regular water.
b. Adding Flaxseed oil or roasted flaxseed powder to the salads/vegetables /curd/buttermilk regulates the sebaceous glands and thus the oil production from them.
c. Keep some grinded rice in a bottle. Use a spoonful of rice with a few drops of tomato juice and use it to cleanse your skin.

Toning of skin

The easily available fruits of summers: Watermelon & coconut water, are both natural skin coolants and make excellent toners so make maximum use of them by eating, drinking and applying these on the skin.
Watermelon juice-   Make juice of watermelon after taking out the seeds and then mix it with rose water in 2:1 ratio.
Coconut water- Take coconut water, mix with some rose water & store it in a spray bottle in the fridge……use it within 2-3 days.

Cucumber Toner- Mix equal portions of cucumber juice and lemon juice and store it in refrigerator. Cucumber hydrates, soothes and balances out the effect that lemon can sometimes have on sensitive skin.

For A Healthy Glow

Papaya pack- Mix 2 teaspoon of mashed papaya with one tsp of honey and 1 egg white and apply it on your face and neck. Leave this mixture on your face for about 15 minutes and then wash with normal water.

Mango pack- A mango face mask can be prepared for soft and glowing skin by blending 2 table spoon over ripe mango pulp, two teaspoons of milk, 4-5 soaked almonds, and fullers earth (multani mitti). Keep this mask for 15-20 mins and then wash with cold water.

Strawberry pack- To get a glowing and radiating skin, strawberry: which is  full of anti oxidants (acts as an anti-aging and skin repair), is used as a beauty face pack.
Mash ½ cup strawberries with 1 tablesp of milk and 1 tablesp of rice flour/ cornstarch /all purpose flour(maida) and make a smooth pate of it. Spread this pack on face and neck and wash it after 20 mins. 

Keep glowing with flawless skin ……………………………: )
chao- agoodstuff

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dining Table Decor

 Contrast color splash on dining table
Recently I visited some home decor showrooms in the city and I found an interesting fact that I would like to share with all my readers. I learned the complementary color schemes that enhance the decor of the dining area. With some simple basic color complementing techniques one can change the entire looks of that area.

You can choose the dining mats that basically complement the color of your table top. The dark-colored table tops should be decorated with lighter colored runners and mats and vice versa. For the glass table tops, one can use any color as long as they complement the look of the room.

Spun vinyl Runners are most trendy ones these days

The third and the most important thing is the use of the crockery or the dinner set. One can use colored crockery that complements the dining table /mats/runners or  white plates having a tinge of the color of  mats/table/runner or a highlighted colored wall around this area.

One should always keep the decor of the room in mind while choosing table mats/runners. For example, for ethnic setting, colorful table mats will look great and for modern and chic setting, one should choose simple and subtle leather or plastic designs or simple jute/wooden mats.

(  A smart dining decor is gonna arouse an excitement among the guests for the kind of food, so make sure to give a final look at your serves  : )  .)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Home remedies for sun tan removal

We recently visited GOA and got fully tanned at the beautiful beaches. Though we used sun screen lotions and blocks, still we got tanned badly. The anti tan lotions with a SPF factor between ( 25-35) are good enough to protect your skin, for children, SPF of (15-30) is pretty ok; but in our case we stayed for longer hours at the beaches so none of the blocks or sunscreens worked so well.
           Precautions are always better than cure but in any case as we got the tan, it has to be removed. I personally used and recommended the below stated safe home remedies for all my family members and friends and within 15-20 days there was a noticeable change in our complexion.

Home Remedies for removing tan(try 2-3 remedies on an alternate basis to check which works best on your skin):

  • Apply a mixture of  gram flour(2 tablesps), lemon juice(1 teasp) on the face and other affected areas,
  • Use mixture of cucumber juice(1 tablesp) and curd(2 table sps) on the tanned areas and leave it for 10 mins and then scrub it with little choker(wheat bran) and badaam oil. Wash the areas with cold water. Do it every 5th day.
  • Apply a mixture of honey and lemon juice, massage it into skin and wash it after 5 minutes only.
  • Regularly using fresh coconut water to wash the face and other affected areas, improves the complexion.
  • Try not to go in sun to decrease the melanin production under your skin and keep using tomato, cucumber juices to massage your skin everyday for 5-10 minutes.
  • Apply a mixture of oats and butter milk, exfoliate it and then wash with cold water.
  • Using raw milk with lemon juice also helps in reducing the sun tan or sun burn from your skin. Avoid rubbing it on skin if its a sun burn and you have flaky skin. In this case, apply the mixture softly with cotton, let it dry and then wash it gently with cold water.

  • If you have any other home remedy that magic wonders, please do share it with us...............agoodstuff:)