DIY- Skin Clearing Face Mask

How often has your mum told you to throw away that acne cream and warned you of getting more pimples and acne, in return putrefying your skin even more. We have a natural alternative for you, and the icing on the cake is that, it will be free of cost. Yes, girlies, do your happy dance 😀

All you need to do is blend a mixture of the following ingredients –

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  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dry coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
  • 1 teaspoon Indian gooseberry (Karauda)
  • 5 teaspoons of powder of green gram lentil(Hare chane ki daal) mixed with curd and lemon.
  • Add few drops of water if required

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Apply this concoction on your face and rub it gently in circular motions and let it dry. Wait for 10-15 mins and wash it off. This is a perfect all-rounder face pack consisting benefits of four different face masks- turmeric is the best antiseptic to keep your skin free from germs and bacterias, coriander will help you against pimples and the very stubborn balckheads, sandalwood helps skin glow from the inside and brightens and Indian gooseberry helps to firm and tone your skin, thus, helping you in the long run.

We are sure your mum is going to love you for this one.

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Beetroot- The magical vegetal

How we loved as kids to scare our parents with this blood colored vegetable. As grown ups, it is essential to know the resourcefulness of this plump shaped vegetal. It is one SuperFood that covers three main aspects of looking beautiful- slimmer figure, glowing skin and healthy hair.

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It serves as a great source of iron to make your immune system stronger. A glass of beetroot juice also increases the level of oxygen during workout and increases stamina during exercise.

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Beetroot also serves as a natural hair dye and a hair-nourishing ingredient. Mix regular henna powder with beetroot juice for an auburn tint in your hair and for a soft conditioned feel to it.

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For glowing pinkish skin, blend beetroot juice with a readymade fruit mask or any facemask, and leave it on till the mask dries up completely. Use this mask regularly, 5-7 times a week, to get rid of the blemishes and dark spots completely and have a flawless radiant skin. Just using beetroot raw on the skin, feeds your skin with iron and vitamins directly, making it pink. Use it like natural pink rouge if you have wheatish to fair skin.

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Lastly, beetroot and carrot juice has been proved to have all the benefits to improve your skin and hair with all the essential vitamins, minerals and iron. So, don’t try to beat the beetroot away from your diet!

DIY Chignon Sonam Style

Chignons are nothing but vintage chic buns that have a dash of eternal and ageless feel to it. Celebrities like the trailblazer Sonam Kapoor and very petite Taylor Swift love sporting this hairstyle at various events. It is a hit with both Indian as well as Western outfits.

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Follow few simple steps below to do it yourself-

1. Gather little hair from each side and tie a thin half ponytail with a transparent rubber band.

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2. Back comb this ponytail for the packing to give a bouncy look.

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3. Take the entire hair and tie a loose ponytail below the neck with a transparent rubber band again.

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4. Pull the loose ponytail up, above and through the top half thin ponytail.

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5. Lastly, coil and hoop it back inside the chignon bun and pin it with bobby pins to restrict it from falling off.

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6. For it to stay longer, finish with hairspray.

Try this hairstyle to learn something new because dressing up is a woman’s birth right 😀

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DIY Salon-like Manicure At Home

Don’t have the time to go to a salon/spa for a manicure? But you are aware of how great an impression polished and well-manicured nails can make. We know the importance just right and here’s a 20 minute guide to how you can get well-manicured nails at home-

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Step 1:

Stub away the old polish-

This is one of the most important steps. The previous polish needs to be cleaned completely. Wash your hands, scrub it with a nail brush or a tooth brush will also help and if you still see stubborn old nail polish stuck at the cuticles, dip the toothbrush in the nail polish remover and scrub it away.

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Step2:

Shape, Clip-

Select a shape and clip your nails- you can select a shape from an array of nail shapes like oval, square, round or almond and then clip your nails to a desired length.

If you have chipped one of your nails (we know how annoying it can get) make sure you trim all your nails to that length. The mantra is to have the same length nails.

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Step 3:

File, Buff it away-

After trimming them to the right length, now is the time to file them to your favorite shape. Use a glass file to not harm your nails as metal can be too much for brittle nails.

After filing them, buff them away with a buffer. Go over the surface of the nails and even the edges to even them out.

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Step 4:

Soak nails-

After filing and buffing, soak your nails in warm water (not hot water) and add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide or shampoo/soap to clean them and to get rid of the dead skin.

If your nails are brittle or weak, skip this step.

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Step 5:

Push back the cuticles-

Dry your nails and apply cuticle cream or normal cold cream would also work. Leave it on for a minutes and then push back your cuticles with the help of a cuticle pusher.

Note: Do not force the cuticles back.

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Step 6:

Massage lotion-

If you have really dry hands then take a cold cream or any lotion and massage into your nails, cuticles and hands. Massage so much that its gets absorbed in your skin completely. Let it be on for few minutes.

Then wet a cotton or tissue and wipe off the lotion from the nails.

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Step 7:

Fun part, select a polish-

If you have brittle nails, always make sure you apply a base transparent coat. Let it dry well and then apply your favorite color nail polish.

Start by one stroke down the center, and then on either sides. This works best for many but you can try your own approach.

Add a topcoat so that your polish lasts long and there are few scratches and less flaking.

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And you have salon-like manicure without even taking the trouble to go to the salon!