Saturday, 19 March 2011

holi fashion


Holi is a festival of colors, but everybody loves wearing white.
It’s just that you come to know how dirty you are.
So here are few sexy whites that you can wear, get dirty and yet look sexy!


The perfect traditional Indian dress. You put some water on that and it becomes completely transparent. As it is, it is considered to be one of the sexiest Indian outfits. A simple long piece of cloth that drapes your body! With a sexy white blouse, show off that midriff as the colors and the water falls on your body!!

You think you have those amazing shoulder bones. Show them off. Wear those sexy strapped spaghettis with a perfect fit and show off that curvy body of yours.


The white kurtas are the most common and comfortable thing. But if you really want to look hot and steamy,  how about wear those georgette and really thin cotton kurtis. A slight see through makes it completely irresistible for the guys to handle.


An oversized shirt of your boyfriend could make you a complete temptress. As the size is big for you, it keeps on falling off, creating a subtle temptation.
White can turn on anyone, if worn intelligently.
One last thing to remember, spice up that lingerie. After your clothes become see through, he should not get turned off what lies beneath. There should be something to let the temptation go on!

beauty tips for holi

precautions  for holi

the festival of colours started out by people making the coloured powder and water out of flowers and other natural substances. The scenario as we all know has changed as companies sell colours that include harmful chemicals that can lead to a multitude of health problems, cancer being one such. A lot of people recommend that making one's own colours using natural substances like vegetables and indigo is the best option available, but then, how many of us actually have the time to make these dyes? The next best bet would be to ensure you buy your colours from a trusted company that uses natural products.

  •  Apply castor/olive/coconut/almond oil to your hair.

  •  Apply moisturiser/oil on the parts of your body that are bound to be exposed, like your hands and face.
  •  Use an under-eye gel that will help protect this very sensitive portion of your face.
  •  For women: Makeup is a good thing as it actually adds on more layers and hence keeps the colour that much further away from your skin. This is true provided you are using good makeup that is known to have no adverse effects on your skin. Powder makeup is better off avoided.
  •  Use Vaseline on your lips.
  •  Use Vaseline on your nails as well. Women can even opt for nail enamel.
  •  A source also suggests applying talcum powder over the existing moisturising lotion/oil on your skin is a good touch as well.

Friday, 18 March 2011




Acne and Pimples : Prevention and Treatments

Pimples are tiny skin lesions or inflammations of the skin. They are commonly caused by clogged or infected pores. They may appear as deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) on the face, neck, chest, back and sometimes shoulders.
Severe acne can affect many facets of a person's life, causing a great deal of embarrassment and stress. Some severe forms of acne like acne cysts may rupture and cause scars that can result in psychological effects on the sufferer. Having skin full of pimples and zits may significantly limit one's social life. Although acne is not considered to be a life threatening disorder, the psychological impact of acne can be quite profound as it affects the most visible parts of your body.
If your acne condition is severe it can cause disfiguring and require years of treatment. In such cases seeking the help of a qualified dermatologist will be your best option.

What Causes Pimples & Acne

Pimples usually develop after blackheads or whiteheads have become infected.
There are oil glands on your chest, face and back numbering in the thousands. In fact, between the nose and cheek areas there are as many as two thousand oil glands every square inch. The function of these oil glands is to lubricate the skin by producing oil, or sebum. Oil that is produced in the glands flows through follicles or tiny ducts to the surface of the skin. It usually starts far beneath the surface of the skin. A blemish (or internal lump) begins about 2 to 3 weeks before it appears on your skin's surface. Acne first begins to form in your sebaceous hair follicles. You know this as "pores", the tiny holes on you skin. Deep within each hair follicle, sebaceous glands generate sebum, the oil that keeps your skin soft, moist and pliable. As part of your skin's renewal process the old cells die and are shed off. Normally, this cell shedding process happens gradually, and fresh new skin takes its place.
But sloughing (the process where living tissue is separated from dead skin tissue) is not the same for everyone. Some people shed cells evenly while others don't. The result of uneven sloughing is that dead cells become sticky, clogging together to form aplug, similar to a cork in a bottle. This plug traps oil and bacteria inside the follicle.
The trapped oil begins to form a lump as your skin continues its normal oil production. Your body's natural defense system then sends an army of white blood cells to attack the bacteria. The whole process takes around 2 to 3 weeks, resulting in a pimple.
Many teenagers experience pimple outbreaks. It is at this time that the skin attempts to adjust to hormonal changes that occur during puberty. There is a tendency for most people when seeing a 'ripe' pimple try to pick or squeeze it. This will cause further damage to your skin as germs or bacterias from your finger tips can cause inflammation and scarring as a result. The risk of infection is also increased. Most times, when acne is ignored, it can leave visible scars on your skin.

Acne Treatment and Prevention

If left untreated severe acne can be a serious problem. Mike Walden, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Health Consultant who was once a chronic acne sufferer, found a holistic system to permanently clear his acne problem and end breakouts. He has taught thousands of people to get the clear skin without resorting to drugs, creams or ointments.
In this proven step by step system for Acne cure, Mike reveals the way to permanently rid yourself of acne and pimples.
Once your acne improves or clears, you may need to continue your acne treatment regime to prevent new acne breakouts. In some cases, you might need to use a topical medication on acne-prone areas. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with simple self-care measures, such as washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking at the problem areas.
For pimples that are persistent, consult your dermatologist for an antibiotic solution to be applied to the surface of the skin or an oral antibiotic. Using antibiotics as acne treatment functions to suppress bacterial growth thereby reducing the recurrence of persistent acne.

hair care tips

No matter what your hair goals, you want your hair to be at it's best. Shiny, bouncy, healthy hair is a must for all lengths. But if you are trying to grow your hair out and prevent damage, you might need to try a few unconventional methods.

Secret #1 - Take your vitamins!
Hair specialists love to remind us that it is impossible to alter the rate at which your hair grows. Average hair growth is ½" per month. I am able to speed up my normal growth rate to ¾" each month just by taking hair vitamins supplements.

There are hundreds of bottles with the word "hair" slapped on the label, but they are not all created equal. First, take a multivitamin that encompasses all of your body's needs. Then you can worry about extra nutrition for your hair.
Hair especially likes B complex, biotin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, iron, zinc, flax seed oil, black currant seed oil, kelp and silica. If you want to be extra sure your hair is getting what it wants, take an amino acids complex as well.
Your hair is a byproduct of your body's functions. If your body is operating with the best nutrition, then it can produce a better product.

Secret #2 - Scalp massage
Massaging your scalp for 5 minutes a day can make your hair stronger, thicker, and grow in faster. You can choose to do it dry, or use an oil or scalp treatment to assist you. You can even do it while you are shampooing.

Massage stimulates your scalp's blood supply. The blood brings nutrients to the follicles and that helps the follicles do their work. As an added benefit, scalp massage is a great stress reducer. Less stress=more beautiful hair.
Remember to use the 
pads of your fingers, never your nails. Spread your fingers apart and place them firmly on your head. Start at the base of your neck and work your way up to your front hairline. Move in little circles. You may feel tingly; that's your improved circulation.

Secret #3 - Wear your 

hair up more
A lot of people don't get this one. "What's the point of having long hair if I have to wear it up all the time?" The point is to have more beautiful, healthy, long hair. Every time you wear your hair down, you are exposing it to environmental damage. It is exposed to the air, which will dry it out. Wind will cause tangles, which in turn causes more handling and more damage. Your hair will rub against your clothes which dries it out even further.

Try wearing your hair up at least 50% of the time. By the end of one month, you will notice much less breakage, and less dryness.

Secret #4 - Don't neglect your trims
This one I had to learn the hard way. "If I'm trying to grow out my hair, why would I cut it?" Big mistake. The last 2 inches of my hair always looked raggedy and thin and I could never understand why. Then I gave in and got a good trim. My ends were soft, smooth, buttery and thick. I disciplined myself to get another small trim 2 months later. My ends are still looking fantastic.

Your ends are the oldest, driest and most damaged hair on your head. No matter how gentle you are to your hair, the ends split and move farther up the hair shaft. Split ends cause tangles, which leads to breakage and snapping.
Getting trims will also keep the shape of your hair. Since hair grows unevenly, after a couple of months your style can go from chic to shaggy very quickly.
It's better to get small trims every 2-3 months than have to get a huge chop to remove all the damage at once.

Secret #5 - Find the tricks that work for you
There are so many hair tips it's hard to figure out which ones are best for you. The only way to find out is to try them. Here are some of my favorite tips that you don't see too often. Pick one or two, try them for 2 weeks to a month. Then decide if this is the answer to your most gorgeous hair.

  • Sleep on a satin pillowcase to prevent damage from tossing and turning.
  • If your hair is damaged, use a protein treatment once a week.
  • Switch to a boar bristle brush.
  • Switch from plastic combs to wooden or cellulose acetate. Plastic combs have molded seams on them that damage your hair cuticle.
  • Use distilled water as your final rinse. Tap water leaves mineral deposits on hair that can dull it and damage it.
  • If your hair is very dry, don't shampoo every day.
  • If you have fine, thin hair, stay away from volumizing and thickening shampoos. They dry out your hair.
  • Stay away from hair accessories with metal in them.

teen new style

Teen 2011 Summer Collection

fabric style in summer

summer clothing is synonymous with cotton. Cotton used as the major material for cotton absorbs sweat, lets the skin breathe, and looks fabulous. Certain summer dresses are also available in the jersey material that hugs the body, this specially suited for the ones with the sexy curves. Generally known as the jersey dress they are specially suited for the most outgoing of the lot. Summer dresses have a prerequisite to be comfortable and bright to make it look like the summer. Summer, generally being associated as the holiday season and the season where one is spared the winter or the rainy gloom, brightness and fun in your clothing is all but expected.

Summer Dress Ideas For Teens
Before beginning to throw light on the kinds of dresses a teen can wear during summer, it is important to mention here that most of the dresses are for girls. It's called a dress for a reason after all. However, if your boy is feeling a little too effeminate, you can always feel free to dress him up in the following dresses!
The Shift Dress
The shift dress is an outfit that resembles a frock but does not flow as much. To help you place the dress in your mental landscape, here's a pointer. It's the dress that in a way resembles the outfits of the women who belonged to the ‘Love Generation' of the sixties and seventies. The shift dress is a short dress that can come with flowers on it or without. It's a dress, the flow of which typically stops right above the knees. The dress usually comes in colorful variants and is one of those outfits that come extremely close to representing summer. Shift dresses are also generally worn loose.
The Tube Dress
If the shift dress is about comfort and a loose fitting, the tube dress is about comfort and a fitting that's a lot tighter than that of the shift dress. A tube dress is commonly seen on women who raise the temperatures in music videos they decide to make their presence felt in. Getting into specifications, it's a figure hugging dress that can be worn to the knees or slightly above the knees. It's a dress that comes with no hassles and is loved by young girls and young women alike. What's more, it also just happens to be an extremely effective weapon against the heat of the summer.
The Shirt Dress
The shirt dress, as obvious as the name makes it, is a dress that draws buckets of inspiration from a man's shirt. A shirt dress looks like a shirt, but in all reality is not. It's a dress that is slightly longer than a shirt and comes with a dressier feel to it. Some shirt dresses also come with a dressy belt. The shirt dress is perfect for a summer morning romp in a park, but along with a pair of leggings can also be worn for an evening out. Yes, a shirt dress is really that versatile!
The Strapless Summer Dress
The strapless summer dress is a dress, you guessed it right, that comes without straps. It's a dress that can come with frills or without. For an out-of-this-world look, it is best to opt for the strapless summer dress variants that are blessed with color and bold prints. Like most of its other counterparts, the strapless summer dress too can be worn extended to the knees or slightly below the knees. To add spice to that evening out, teenage girls can always wear accessories to complement the strapless summer dress.                                                                                                    

Monday, 14 March 2011

Chic Wedge Heels

Wedge heels can be worn any time of year but are really popular during the summer months. This shoe style is marked by a thick wedge style heel which gives it more of a solid look and feel than that of a pair of sandals or pumps.
Hottest Wedge Heels for 2011
  • Seychelles Kick Up Your Heels Wedge
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Jasmin High-Heeled Wedges
  • See by ChloĆ© / Wooden Wedge Heel
  • Pelle Moda Griffin Draped Wedge Sandals
Wedge heels look simply stunning when paired with a dress or skirt and blouse. It also looks fabulous with chinos, silk pants and linen trousers. You can also go for more of an edgy look if you pair wedge heels with any style of denim jeans and a chic military, tuxedo or cropped jacket.

Sleek Ankle Booties

Ankle booties are simply the must-have fashion shoe trend of the year. There are several really amazing ankle booty styles that have consistently ruled the runway this fashion season. Lace up ankle booties, zipper ankle booties and peep toe ankle booties are three of the most popular boot styles available. The slip-on ankle booty is gaining in popularity as well.
Hottest Ankle Booties for 2011
  • Kenneth Cole Reaction Shoes, Spaceship Peep Toe Ankle Booties
  • Vaneli for Footnotes - Jinny - Brown Suede Ankle Bootie
  • BCB Generation 'Lava' Lace-Up Ankle Bootie
  • Miss Sixty Women's Felan Side Zip Ankle Bootie
Booties can be worn with skinny jeans, flared denim pants, wool trousers and leggings. They look gorgeous when dressed up for work or when dressed down for a day of hanging out with friends or shopping.

Sophisticated Pumps

One of the most coveted women’s shoe trends of all times is the classic pump. This year women’s pumps have a more sophisticated edge to them. They are being designed with embellished details including rosettes, lace, studs and more.
Hottest Women’s Pumps 2011
  • Badgley Mischka Kindred Platform Pump
  • Jodie Frangia fringe pumps
  • Boutique 9 Women's Derry Open-Toe Pump
  • Seychelles Dare Pump, Pewter
Pumps are so versatile which is why they have always been one of the most popular women’s shoe styles! They can be worn with any style and are virtually a staple in every woman’s closet. For 2011 look for something with a little more color, pattern and embellished details.
The hottest women’s shoe styles for 2011 include ballet flats, ankle booties, wedge heels and pumps. The versatility of these particular shoe styles is what contributes to their popularity in the fashion industry.

spring colors

For their take on the colours for Spring 2011 clothing trends, cloth manufacturers Lenzing believe that we won't just be throwing off the darker colours of Fall 2010's trends but possibly even the mentality that has gone with recent financially tough times. Thus they see Spring / Summer 2011 colours as those which are "uplifting" and "soften, energise, and excite."

For the Spring / Summer 2011 season they've put forwards five key colour trends.
Spring personified in a palette, the colors that make up this Spring 2011 color trend are mostly named after flowers: iris, viola, daffodil, poppy, and geranium. Unsurprisingly, should this color scheme take your fancy, this one should be worked into your Spring 2011 wardrobe as a part of your florals.