Mattify it!

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Getting worried about your facial skin looking greasy, shiny like a frying pan? Not anymore! Now you can have a perfect matt and grease free skin at the ease of your home. Try my DIY 3 in 1 facial mask which also serves as a face scrub and a face wash. This can be the best treatment at your rescue for oily skin with blackheads.

RICE MASK

Ever wondered that rice can serve as potent for your skin? It helps absorb excess oil from the skin. Its other added benefits are: – it aids in getting soother and softer skin, reduce fine lines and blemishes, even out skin tone and reduce inflammation. It is a much over-looked skin care product that can even rival the best commercial products.

INGREDIENTS

RICE POWDER

OAT POWDER

EGG WHITE

HONEY

LEMON JUICE/ROSE WATER

Keep grinded rice and oat powder in an equal quantity in a container. So that every time you apply the mask, you won’t have to grind it again and again. Mix all the ingredients together in such a proportion that you get a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Lightly scrub it off when it dries and wash off. I would suggest applying this luxurious face pack every night before going to bed as a substitute of face wash followed by a nice oil free moisturizer or a gel.

See the difference yourself! :)

Bea(ch)utifully beached!

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While the temperature is soaring high and the sun is blooming, everyone is trying to escape from the sweltering heat and heading to the deserted beaches, islands and sand and surf to get much needed relief and respite.

While the beach gateways are fun and quirky, you shouldn’t miss it on the style quotient as well! My beach fashion guide will assist you in being functional and stylish at the same time.

My verdict for all the beachilucious beauties is not to over-pack and stick to staples. Getting dressed for the beach should be every bit relaxing.

I give you a list of options you can do to look outrageously beautiful and stunning for a beach vacation.

ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT


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You can throw a nice loose fit shirt over it and fasten it with a belt to accentuate your waist to look effortlessly stylish and voila, you are done!

The shirt will also act as a cover-up for your bikini.

You can even concoct your own style with this one piece. Example, instead of throwing a shirt over it can also work as a cute tank by simply pairing it with a nice pretty skirt or cute colourful shorts.

A CROCHET DRESS


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A crochet dress/cover-up provides just enough coverage while still being sexy and fun. Wear a bright coloured bikini underneath it to make your holiday playful. You can bring along a few options of bright bikinis along with you because they take up very little space in your suitcase.

A STYLISH ROMPER AKA JUMPSUIT


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Cover yourself up with a sexy and a playful romper for the day off from the sand.

A SKIRTED FROCK


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You can toss this over your swimsuit for beachside lunch or snack or can wear it simply for long late night beach walks.

Last but not the least; don’t forget to carry a sunscreen with a high spf, oversized goggles and a wide brim hat with you. These will rescue you from the heat and tanning.

What are you beauties waiting for??? Go, get the much needed respite, enjoy, pamper yourself and don’t forget to stay stylish! :)

Bag(it): the colour-pop arm candy way!

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Which girl/woman doesn’t adore bags? I do them, so do you! After all, bags are to die for. Bags are not only to keep the stuff in, but they have made their ways into fashion statement. From clutches, to totes, to slings, to shoulder bags there is numerous numbers of bags available. To choose from among plethora of styles and colours is no less than an exercise. We have always heard that matching your handbag with the shoes is a good idea. But I go a step further to say that mismatch is the new match!

Mismatch creates a colour block and adds a pop of colour to any outfit. A pop of colour is the easiest way to add personality. Below is gorgeous supermodel Miranda Kerr looking colourful yet elite and sophisticated. I appreciate the fact that she teetered royal blue pumps with a bright orange tote bag which made a statement on her arms and her neon bag in the second photo is looking impeccable. These looks are all about the bag which has actually brightened up her entire outfit.

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Taylor Swift’s green sling is looking equally glamorous and chic at the same time and definitely adding a colour pop to the dull outfit.

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I loved the way Freida Pinto has accessorized her yellow outfit with bold snakeskin bag. She looks all colourful and the bag definitely adds to her charm and her wine coloured mismatch bag with royal blue dress is looking no less!

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These are just the images to get you started. You don’t need to ape them to look gorgeous because all you girlies are already so gorgeous! Just have your own style and remember next time you go out, take that arm candy away which least matches your outfit.

Stay happy, stay stylish! :)

Get your feet sandal ready…!

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Summers have approached and you need to wear strappy sandals and peep toes. But you have undone nails, roughness and dryness on and around the toes? Your toes may not be on show yet… but they soon will be!

Take yourself off and get them sorted with these tips and tricks in the comfort of your own home to make your feet looking great in summer sandals:

OIL UP

massage your feet and toe nails every time you get out of the shower with any oil (be it almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil)

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BRUSH UP

slightly brush up your feet and specially toe nails with a fresh lemon ring every time after you remove your old nail polish. This way, you will get rid of yellow toe nails caused by prolonged application of nail paint.

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SOAK UP

we all know Cleopatra’s most well known beauty secret is her milk bath! Milk removes hardened skin and lactic acid in the milk lightens the skin. Soak your feet in milk or if you want to avoid wastage, you can dip a cotton ball into milk and apply onto your feet.

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EXFOLIATE

scrub your feet at least twice a week with a pumice stone. This will remove the dead skin traces and dryness from your feet to reveal softer skin.

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OVERNIGHT TREATMENT

put some foot cream or oil on your feet at night before going to bed and wrap your feet with a plastic and fasten them with a rubber band (not too tight though) and enclose them in cotton socks for the whole night. This will definitely leave your feet feeling smoother and softer than ever before. Do this once in a week and Voila! You are ready to go tip toe.

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POLISH THEM UP

Okay! I agree, this isn’t good for your nails, but at least they make your feet look awesome! Use some bright colors. Bright colors catch more attention and make you really stand out.

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NOTE: – Don’t forget to trim and file your nails on daily basis. After all, no one loves claw-like nails peeping out your sandals! And cut them straight across instead of giving them a curve shape because curved nails will increase the risk of painful ingrown toenails.

That’s all folks!

Now you won’t be embarrassed to show your feet off in sandals to the world :)

xoxo

Floral mania…

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…One feels like stepping the spring with the floral prints, it makes you look impressive in its austere simplicity, it communicates and spreads optimism all around and nevertheless gals go crazy for its feminine looks! I am writing about none other than my most-liked and irresistible clothing pattern-: ‘floral’ inspired by my love of nature.

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Floral prints being typically reserved for holidays and spring season is a fashion faux pas. We see flowers popping up everywhere and in every variety from runways to fashion weeks. Then why limit floral prints only to spring season? Yes, I agree they communicate the onset of spring in which we experience the calls of birds, the popping of colorful flowers poking through the soil, butterflies communicating with the scents and colors but who said you can’t adorn yourself with blooms and buds and complete the incompleteness of spring season with aesthetic and alluring floral prints. After all, we girls don’t do a fashion, but instead be a fashion!

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Get these vibrant and quirky flower prints bloom on everything from hot pants, cocktail dresses, skirts, to even bikinis to set the temperature soaring even in summers.

So this summer go crazy with floral in almost everything and anything that you can substitute in your wardrobe for these prints. I am definitely in for it! How about you??? :)

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Zip zap those pimple scars…

Have acne scars left behind? Don’t panic…because you need to know that your scars will fade away on their own after several months! But there are few of my home remedies which you can try to post-haste the process of scar reduction. Don’t be in a haste to get rid of stubborn acne scars. Obviously, you won’t be able to eradicate them in a jiffy, but these remedies will certainly show a noticeable difference over time with continuous application. So, today I will bring to you three of my useful tips to get rid of acne scars naturally and get a healthy, glowing and clear skin with ease.

LEMON AND HONEY

Lemon juice has skin lightening properties in it which reduces scars and other blemishes whereas, honey is anti bacterial and helps to soothe skin and reduce redness. Combine equal parts of lemon juice and honey and apply the mixture onto the scars on your face. Wash it off after 30 minutes. Follow up by using a good moisturizer or a vitch hazel cream which is very effective for pimples and you can easily get it from any homeopathy store around you.

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ALOE VERA GEL AND TEA TREE OIL

Aloe Vera gel is used to cure acne scars and heal burnt skin naturally and tea tree oil promotes clear skin. A concoction of both in equal parts can help to erase tough acne marks substantially over time. You can even use this mixture as a substitute of moisturizer to obtain a supple and clear skin naturally.

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GREEN TEA AND CUCUMBER JUICE

Now, this one’s the best natural scar treatment which I have been using for some time now. Many people use ice cubes to get rid of scars and inflammation. I would go a step further and recommend you to use green tea and cucumber juice on your face in a solid form.

Take two parts of green tea and one part of cucumber juice and freeze it in the form of cubes. Take each cube every day and rub onto your face for around five minutes. Leave it on as it is and let it completely dry. Wash your face after that or for more effective results leave it as it is and work your face as usual.

This is best suited for people with super sensitive skin.

Note: Make sure you use a muslin cotton cloth and don’t apply cubes directly onto your face.

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OLIVE OIL

Olive oil is a kind of miracle oil. It has a lot of moisturizing properties. Along with that, it has the ability to reduce the prominence of acne scars. Massage olive oil daily onto your skin at night before going to bed to get a clear looking skin. It will also help you to do away with wrinkles and dry skin and will act as a night cream for you. So, be ready to substitute your night creams for this miracle oil…

Note: Use olive oil only if you have dry skin. Don’t use it if you have pimples. Though, it can be used on pimple scars to fade them eventually over time.

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In the end, drink plenty of waters and have a healthy diet by including lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet because what you eat is what shows on your skin is a very true saying at least for me..!

 Happy Weekend Divas!

…How about over the knee socks?

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Knee high socks are definitely the talk of the town with Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift having adorning this trend since long. These socks look so girls and sweet that they make every girl a little marshmallow of gorgeousness.

Not only do these want me to dive into a bathtub full of candy floss, but also they are a very convenient option to wear during spring time, when the weather is neither below the freezing point and nor too warm! Basically, they make a nice transition from winters to spring.

They best look with shorts, short skirts, skater skirts and dresses. Also, they are the best option to adorn when you aren’t quite ready to step out bare-legged. Team it up with sneakers for a casual day out with friends or heels and wedges for a dinner somewhere out. They are bound to make you look gorgeous anytime!

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Styling tip: – If you have been keeping an eye out on patterns of spring, then you should not forget the dainty floral prints. As these socks make a nice transition from winters to spring, adore them with a floral print dress.

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Suggestion: – You should be careful about wearing these socks. If your legs are wide and you are your calf part is heavy, make sure, the socks cut at the slimmest part of your legs otherwise they would end up making your legs look more wide visually.

Of course, I adore tights and leggings and would never want to abandon them but this style trend is definitely worth experimenting…

Don’t forget to pen down your views in the comments below! :)