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For every bride, choosing a wedding dress is really a big deal. But do you know what is even bigger than that?  It’s her happy face. Wedding attire and jewelry are important but it is the radiant and happy face of the bride that makes her look stunning on her special day.

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Must Have Makeup Removers

9/15/2017 9:19 PM

After going out with friends or after a late night party, the very first thing we want to do is to get under our sheets and get a good sleep. However, there is one rule in the beauty world that should never be broken and i.e. removing our makeup before bed. It is totally understood that after spending so much time and efforts of putting makeup products on our face, removing them all seem like a chore. But what goes on must come off.

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If you happen to be a constant face wiper and are concerned more about glancing in the mirror than catching something more significant, I guess you are a victim of the oily skin. We all are born with a certain type of skin and having oily skin certainly makes life difficult that too when all you want is to look fabulous.

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Being woman, all of us are conscious about the way we look and the way we feel. It’s no surprise that we step out of our homes wearing the perfect makeup and that necessary smile on our face. But as we move and gallop through the ups and downs of a tiring day, the sheen on our face starts losing its charisma.

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Summer is the season when you can bring out the fashionista within you. You take out the cool summer dresses, smart sunglasses, and your favorite flip-flops to bask in the sun. However, along with this fashion opportunity, there come several summer woes.

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What do you for your face everyday?

It may seem a stupid question because what we all wash our face with a handy face wash and apply any moisturizer available with us. We don’t think anything over it. However, Do you know that overlooking or ignoring your facial hygiene can cause some serious damage to your face?

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College life is fun and adventurous. The merrymaking and the joy becomes even more when you look confident embracing the right makeup and costume. To stay well groomed all the way through your college days, these beauty essentials promise great results and also come under the strict college life budgets your pockets might not feel.

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Who wants to age?

Well, no one I guess!

However, one should understand that aging is a natural process that begins from the day we are born. Right from the birth, there is genetically programmed chronologic aging that brings biochemical changes in collagen and elastin in the skin

 

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All of us hate dull, dry and patchy skin. Don’t we? If you are a person with dry skin, unfortunately, you may have to bear these skin issues. Even, if you try to hide it with makeup, it only hurts as the foundation makes your face looks cake-like.

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Flawless skin is always in! If there is something that doesn’t fade with time, it is a woman’s love and yearns for an ever youthful skin. But as fate and time would have it, blemishes, stretch marks are a constant cause of worry.

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Dark circles?!! Perfect nightmare!! No other facial flow can be harrowing as this one. Is it sounding dramatic? So will your eyes, if they look as if punched by life to show those dark circles.

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How to Get Fair Skin?

2/13/2017 6:00 PM

Fair skin is always in! In India, we are all enamoured of light complexion as it matches well with the facial features – dark hair and dark eyes with black pupil. Some are born fair but get a couple of shades darker as age progresses. Some are born dark due to hereditary factors.

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How to Remove Tan?

2/1/2017 4:30 PM

Indian skin is very sensitive to harsh sun rays, resulting in undesirable sun tan. Whether you are a working lady or a homemaker, a college student or a retired woman; tan is the last thing you want.

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How to Remove Pimples?

1/18/2017 1:25 PM

Ready to go out on a date, to a special party or your gang get together. All done with a nice dress on, lovely shoes, proper hairdo but uff that obstinate pimple, it refuses to budge from your face. Probably it’s too much in love with you...!!

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Makeup has always been a girl’s best friend. It has become a majorly essential part of many girls’ daily routine all over the world. Makeup is an art and artists need the right tools to make their artwork awe- inspiring. When it comes to makeup, brushes are the key tool. If you are an amateur in the world of makeup, all you need to do is know your brushes. That should make you half pro as brushes do most of the work for makeup artists.

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oils for healthy skin

Taking care of your skin not only means applying a sunscreen or protecting your skin from external factors. It is important to feed your skin from inside and limit its exposure to potentially harmful chemicals that are found in numerous cosmetics. The best way to improve your skin’s health is to use beautifying oils. These oils are chemical free. Therefore, such oils help in moisturizing the skin, nourishing scalp and hair, and protecting skin against sickness and diseases.

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Beauty Trends on Instagram

There was a time when we used to depend on the high glossy fashion and beauty magazines to discover which beauty looks were in and out. However, the landscape is changing very quickly. Now, most of us look to social media to determine what’s in vogu.

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9 Beauty Habits Sleep

Going office for the complete 8-9 hours, coming back home and seeing children, making food, doing dishes, making children read and sleep- all this make a day tough and tiring for you. You are hardly left with any energy to give time to your skin. The best you do every day is washing your face with some lazy splashes and nothing else.

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DIY Face Mask

No one wants to go out in the summer sun, reason? The harmful sunrays just rob the moisture and glow from your face. But women do need to go out every day, be it their professional lives or their personal commitments. Spending a few hours in front of the scorching summer sun robs your skin of the glow and increases its melanin component. Many ladies complain about feeling lethargic and their dull skin complexion is a sure proof for this.

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Nail Care for Todays Women

Nails are the best ornament for your fingers. Beautiful nails can enhance beauty of your hands and fingers while unkempt and dull nails can snatch this magic away. Being an important part of our body, nails are crucial as these come in contact with everything we touch, eat and interact with in this physical world. Many of us do not pay enough attention to our nails that could become the reason for many contagious infections and might also make our nails unhealthy.

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Are you putting the right lipstick texture?

We all love lipstick!

This is one of the must-haves of our beauty box.  Probably, this ubiquitous product of the beauty industry has seen more experimentation than any other product. Choosing a right lipstick can be really overwhelming with so many options available on hand these days.

Which lipstick shade suits you”?

 Almost every woman has an answer to this question. But have you noticed that the same lipstick shade look and feel different on you and your friends? Do you know what's the difference?

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Men Its Time to Focus on Skincare

There was a time when men were most ignorant about their skin. They hardly had time to focus on any skincare or beauty regime. It was not just ignorance but skincare for men was regarded as “nonsense”. Thankfully, the time has evolved. Now, men do take care of their skin (some men even more than women). It is evident with the innumerable men skin care products flooding up in the market every now and then. The growing sales and popularity clearly reveal their worldwide acceptance.

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Benefits of Kitchen Honey

We, as girls, know how bad it feels when our face is loaded with pesky pimples, flaky patches, cystic zits, spots, redness, inflammation and what not. Even the heaviest foundations and mildest cleansers break their promises. Then, we start playing the blame-game. Sometimes, it’s our mother who is blamed for such frustrating beauty genes and at other times, we regret our outings & cravings for spicy food. This adds stress, which further aggravates the problem. With a myriad of reasons for this ugly situation, you just feel HELPLESS.

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Beautiful Nails

We, women, love our nails. Nails help our hands to look pretty and feminine. However, have you ever wondered how we use our nails in everyday life? We bite them, we use them to peel fruits, and sometimes, we use them to scratch our head. Our nails do so much for us and they won’t remain healthy & beautiful if we don’t take care of them regularly.

According to dermatologist Dr. Apratim Goel, “Healthy nails mean a healthy you. Dry or unhealthy nails are a sign of some kind of malnutrition, deficiency in our body or lack of hygiene”. Thus, one must ensure to have strong and healthy fingernails and toenails always.

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DIY-Foot Spa

We ladies always pay attention to our feet when we have cracking heels or we head on to buy new footwear. Seeing our poor cared feet often makes us low on confidence in front of others. Taking care of your feet doesn’t require so much effort and money. If you have been struggling to get a pedicure at a salon or simply don’t have that much time, you could still treat your feet with a smart foot spa at home. All you need for this DIY foot spa is simple ingredients and ‘some love for your feet.

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Flawless Skin During Hot Summer

Summer comes with endless opportunities to enjoy water sports and fun activities, so comes the challenge of protecting our skin from the harsh sunrays. Being a busy woman, there is hardly any spare time left with today’s woman to sit back and indulge in hour long skin care rituals, but no one can deny the importance of sufficient skin care in summer that goes a long way in keeping you look healthy and shining with glory right through the demanding summer days.

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8 Things in Your Travel Bag

Summer vacations are on and almost every one of us is packing our bags to take off. No matter, you are traveling abroad for a long sojourn or it’s just a quick weekend getaway, you need to do a lot of preparations.

Among the lot of stuff, you need to pack, there are certain beauty essentials which you invariably need to pack to look good and fresh all the time.  You may be going to some cool hill station or hot sunny beaches, different climates demand a proper skin care regime. After all, you are going to share those pics with your friends and family over Facebook, right?

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Eye Make Up Skilss for The Beginner

Looking beautiful is every woman’s right but not all are born with the same hands that are expert in applying eyeliner or masking the under eye shadows with a concealer. If you happen to fall in the same vicious circle every time you head on to decorate your eyes with expensive makeup, you are absolutely normal, like me. A lot of women among us struggle every day to look their very best. As we all know that eye makeup is the main part of your face makeover that transforms your whole look, it is so vital that none of us could actually avoid it. No matter how many roles you play in your life each day, you deserve to look great, with gorgeous looking eyes.

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Get Ready for This Bridal Season

Come close the wedding season and we women are left with unending worries- what to eat? How to take care of our skin and what to wear for that particular wedding celebration where all familiar faces are going to notice us. You might feel a sudden chill running down your spine. Wedding in the Indian society is considered one of the biggest social ritual and it actually is. The bride holds the prime spot to capture eyeballs on this very day but equally significant is the charm and beauty of her friends and female guests. Don’t let this suffocating summer defeat you from looking beautiful.

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Don’t Let the Allergies Ruin Your Skin This Summer

Sniffing, sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose, dry skin, acnes, sunburns, prickly heat rash and much more, Uff! These allergies in summer season can really zap the life out of you. While on one hand, the summer season is a fun time to enjoy your favourite ice creams, to refresh yourself with coolest mock tails and to create memories on holidays, the allergies in this season can make it miserable to survive in these months.

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Long Lush Sexy Manes

Your dry, fussy, unmanageable hair forces you to step in the parlour and go for a stylish haircut. As soon as you see your long hair becoming short, you start craving for those long, sexy traces which makes every other girl envy you.

Most of us believe that getting those long manes is pure luck or it is sheer heredity factor. And of course, we don’t have a team of hair care stylist hovering around us every time to tell us do’s and don’ts of hair care.

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Best Skincare Routine for Hyper Pigmentation

Although the days when skin pigmentation was the ultimate sign of the beauty are quite behind us but still our skin tone decides a lot about us. Hectic schedules and erratic office hours have already made it difficult for us to care for ourselves and on top of that, if someone suffers from hyper pigmentation, it may heavily impact how people see him/her. It may have a bearing on his/her self-confidence.

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Healthy Happy Hair

Those long black curls are an added jewel to your personality. Whether wavy or pixie cut, your hair are an important aspect of your personality. With the monsoon season ready to flush streets off with rains, there is little need of effort and care to ensure that your hair keep on looking healthy and lively. If you have been facing constant issues of detangling your hair every day and waking up with frizzy hair in the morning, this blog can help you get over these problems with some easy fixes.

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Men Flaky and Dry Skin

A man’s skin care routine generally include an after shave lotion and a mild moisturization with any available cream. However, the truth is that men’s skin also needs the same care as that of women especially when it is dry, flaky and lifeless.In dry skin, there is no radiance and no glow. This is mainly because it lacks the active sebaceous glands which produce natural oils that provide lubrication to the skin. The major demerit with the dry skin is that it tends to get lines and wrinkles. Therefore, dry skin in men demands good and timely care.

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Rejuvenate Your Hair

Every one of us wants to look outstanding. We all want to flaunt long locks and expect people to glance at our beautiful hair and shower compliments on us. While some of us are born with healthy and shining hair, the story is not same for the rest. Our hair do become dull and lose its sheen with the constant exposure in front of pollution and chemical containing haircare products. When each one of us is struggling to get things done on time, it’s very hard to find some ‘me’ time for that rejuvenating ‘hair ritual’ called hair spa. But trust me, you can add more years to the length and wealth of your hair if you follow the right hair spa treatment religiously.

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Fresh And Young Skin

Doesn’t the idea of aging scares you? Well, it does and not only to women but men too. Despite using several beauty brands which promise to make us look a decade young, we all know that aging is irresistible and irreversible. Still, we try to look young, fresh and pleasant. Dr. Apratim Goel, Mumbai-based dermatologist says,” most of the women who come to her want to de-age their skin but that doesn’t mean that they want to go back in their 20’s. It’s just that they want to make their skin fresh and healthy so that people keep on guessing their age”.

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Skin care is very important in all decades of your lifetime. While teenage years naturally gift you a toned skin, this might not be the case when you start reaching your 30’s. In this decade of your life, your beautiful young looking skin might start losing its sheen. Thanks to pregnancy, work pressure and hectic domestic life! But skin care experts believe that the ageing in your 30’s can be lowered down with the right type of skin care regimen. So what should we do apart from applying the routine cleanser, toner and moisturizer to feed our skin? Here’s a collection of must do’s by our skincare experts lined up only for you.

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Working women like you are leaving no stone unturned to perform their best at every front. But, a busy lifestyle and delayed sleeping hours often leave you with puffy eyes and a tired looking skin yelling for some rejuvenation. The good news is –‘you can conceal it with smart makeup tricks and look your best everyday while going to work. How?

Please go through these useful tips described hereunder and look your best at work front every day.

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Girls, Do Take Care of Your Hands

Have you ever thought how roughly we treat our hands? Think of everyday activities, gardening, cleaning, painting dishwashing, puttering and what not! Every time, your hands are exposed to some dirty, unhygienic, harsh or rough things. And these same hands are used for greeting someone, shaking hands, loving someone and for performing any damn function that bridge you to the outer world. All in all, they are used for complex maneuvers and lowly chores.

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Footcare for men

Yes, it’s true that a man should be a man only. But, who says that they don’t deserve welcoming hands and well-cared feet like women. While it is considered that Mani-Pedi is just for metrosexuals, it is important for every man to take care of his feet equally as his body.

We know that your feet may be last part in your skin-care regime until they start hurting. However, for your information, let us tell you that your feet play an important role of keeping you balanced and upright position always. Complexly formed with 26 bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles, men’s feet also demands timely care and attention.

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Gone are the days when men used to take just a quick shave, a hasty shower and hit the roads for the big events. They are now just fond memories for you guys. Yeah, we know it.

Self-grooming has become important for both the sexes today. A budding metro-sexual man needs plenty of grooming products to match with the pace of growing world. Here, we are not asking you to be a fashion-conscious urban dweller. Just follow a good and regular grooming routine to maintain healthy nails, hair, teeth and soft & clean skin.

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Start Exfoliating Dude

Until recently, “Exfoliation” was the term not known to the guys. Only a few metro-sexual were familiar with this grooming technique. It was considered as a female thing. However, the scenario has changed now. Once so perplexed male is now asking everywhere and finding products that do the exfoliation.

Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty of exfoliation and its techniques, let’s just understand what it actually is and why guys need it?

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Beauty Secrets of Bollywood Divas

Beautiful, the word has its own charm and is quite different from words like hot, sexy, pretty and other hundreds of words used many a times for women persona.

This word has got its own power and prestige and is used to describe someone who can’t be truly described by any other words. The desire to earn this coveted tag drags the laziest of women to costly plastic surgeries, unwanted diet regimes and tiring gym activities.

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Best Men Hair Styling Tips

Have you ever realized that every time when you come out of a salon or a barbershop, you feel very confident within yourself? This is because you know that your hair is perfectly styled and you are looking good. However, recreating that style in the bathroom mirror is not easy for everyone. You need to know about lots of styling products, styling tools and some secrets to get the best hair style for yourself.

Now, if you want to know that what modern men is doing for his hair styling, what products are right and what are the different styling rules, here is the lowdown on men’s hair styling.

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All You Should Know About Hair Serum

Hair serums are the magic potions promising the nourishment and supply of vital nutrients that is highly needed by your hair. In today’s modern 9 to 5 life, working women as well as housewives do not get the time and often do not have energy to do the efforts that make their hair healthy and happy. If you are someone who doesn’t like to regularly massage and wash hair often, hair serums from leading brands can be the shortcut hair care products for you. If you are planning to buy hair care products online like a hair serum and are not sure what ingredients to look for in a serum, this short blog post is meant exclusively for you. So, ladies, please read on and decide the type of hair serum you should purchase and the right way to apply it on your long or short locks.

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10 Make up tips for enviable look

Girls, accept it! Every one of us is not blessed with beautiful eyes of Aishwarya Rai or the lush lips of Angelina Jolie. But don’t be upset!

We all are different individuals and carry own special charms. However, there is one thing which can give us that good picture-perfect look which we always desire for. That’s the Make-up! Makeup is that art which can completely change the look and feel of an individual no matter a man or a woman.  Gone are the days when makeup was just applied for wedding or some family functions. The modern, trendy girl wants to keep herself looking beautiful all the time.

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Best Deodorants for Men

Imagine walking into a busy room with a sweat patch on your shirt around your armpits! You surely lost out on making your first impression. You may argue that its naturally human to sweat. Sweating is our body’s way of cooling it down and lowering the body temperature. While it’s perfectly normal to sweat, it is a big put off having smelly armpits and have body odour. It just destroys your personality. What most of us do, is use deodorants or anti-perspirants. 

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Bollywood Trends Main

Right from the day when your wedding date is fixed, you start preparations. Before the d-day, everything is attempted to make it flawless, right from the dress shopping to your pre-bridal sittings.


Undoubtedly, every girl wants her Wedding day to be perfect. It can’t be so unless you have the perfect makeup. You need to look elegant and timeless on your D-day. Well, you can take some ideas from the bollywood beauties. These celebrities have always been an inspiration for new fashion and beauty trends and when it comes to weddings, you can grab the best ideas from them.

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Superb Nail Art Ideas

Who among us does not feel good if she has a great set of nails to show off to her friends and colleagues? Going to the salon and getting a manicure is something which we all girls love to do. So, what can you do to make a difference? Well, the best way is to flaunt creative nail art.

Getting a nail art or designs can definitely add flair to your beautiful and gorgeous look. Be it any special event, a meticulous nail art can surely complement your dress, making you look some more chic.

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Pamper Yourself with Aromatherapy

Every one of us wants a healthy and beautiful skin that can be best obtained with the natural products. Every day, you look for thousand new ways to protect and care your skin. However, have you ever tried Aromatherapy for your skin care?

The word “AROMATHERPAY” takes you in a scented atmosphere. Doesn’t it? And when it comes to the skin care, its benefits are countless. This therapy mainly uses the aromas of the essential oils to treat various conditions of the skin to reveal a natural and shinier skin.

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Retro Eye Makeup

The Beauty and the Fashion world are quite dynamic. The change is an inevitable part of fashion and the makeup world. However, it is also true that the history repeats itself and when it comes to the fashion industry, the statement proves to be all the more true. The trends in makeup, clothing and accessories keep on evolving, but some trends do come back time and again.

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Tame your mane

With the onset of the summer, we adopt a very lackadaisical approach towards our hair. We let them air-dry, we let our tresses grow out and we cover our hair from different floppy hats. All in all, in the summer time, our living becomes quite easy.

But, the summer seasons also brings with it several hazards for your hair. The dryness in the air, UV rays of the Sun, saltwater from sweat and the humid surroundings make your hair dry, frizzy and damaged.

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How to Get Right Makeup Foundation

If it’s too dark, you may look clown-like funny and if it is too light, you may appear unpolished. Did you get what we are talking about? Yes, it’s the very tricky make-up stuff, the Foundation.

Choosing the right foundation for your skin is always a hit or miss case. If you have found the right match for your skin, rest of your makeup look flawless otherwise your face appears as a canvas painted by unprofessional artists.

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How to get rid of acne?

Let’s face it! Acne and pimples are the two most annoying skin curses.

One morning, when you look into the mirror, there is giant and red pesky pimple on your face. We understand how distressing it is. You may feel it quite surprising that a pimple pops out anytime out of nowhere. And if I am not wrong it is mostly before some big event or an important date. Isn’t it?

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Make Up Brushes

Makeup is an irresistible part of a woman’s life. Why shouldn’t it? After all, it’s the makeup that boosts the ladies confidence, make them look stunning, highlight their natural features and enhance their mood.

However, all those ladies who are so fond of applying makeup may not know that applying makeup is as important as the makeup they choose. Any specialized and professional task requires some kind of tools for the proper execution and applying makeup is no exception. As right kind of tools brings out the perfect results, similarly, the right type of and rightly used make-up brushes can make a difference between a flawless face and a clowny mess.

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Shower Routine Blog Main

How can you create a consistent shower ritual for the products that you use on your body?

With the hundreds of shower products on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which one is best. How many days a week should you use body wash? Can body soap be used on the face? We realized that, when it comes to showers, the most important thing is creating and maintaining a ritual. Your skin adjusts to certain water temperatures, cleansers and timings and rapid changes can ruin your natural oil secretion.

We list a few basic products to help you figure out what type of shower ritual you need to keep your beauty score up.

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Skincare for Pregnant and New Moms

Just because you're taking care of your newborn baby doesn't give you a reason to neglect yourself. How can you make sure to maintain a youthful glow and keep up your beauty score during and after pregnancy?

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Smile Please

A smile speaks volumes. No matter your age, your smile is eternal. But how do you make your smile do wonders for your personality? The trick to maintaining that smile goes beyond brushing your teeth twice a day (and flossing, of course!).

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Travel Tips for Men

There's so much to see in the world. So many places, so little time!

While the stereotype of the rugged traveler is attractive, we all know how difficult it can be to look great while you're focusing on your next big adventure.

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Hair Removal Gadgets

Ugh, hair. Whether it's on your face or your legs, it can mean the difference between looking on the top of your game or a downright mess. There are a million products on the market that cater to women who want to remove their hair. Experts have been talking for decades about the best methods. We've compiled a few hair removal tips that might help you on your journey.

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Ways to wash your face - main

Although washing your face should be the easiest thing in the world, it turns out that most of us are doing it wrong. You may wonder why.

Many things happen after you wash your face. Some of us apply moisturizer to even out the dry skin around our nose. Others use eye masks to smooth out the wrinkles that have appeared during the day. The one thing that all of these procedures have in common is that it is absolutely imperative to have a clean, oil and dirt free face in order to have them work efficiently.

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An Eye for Beauty

Beauty lies in the eyes, they say. As you age, the skin around your eyes gathers wrinkles. In order to avoid telltale signs of age and to maintain your beauty score, it's important to take care of the most important part in your body- the eyes.

For both men and women, it is important to take care of your eyes.

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aroma therapy for home - main

Your furniture is color-coordinated and you've just bought custom made curtains. But your home is still missing something...the perfect smell!

Smell is the most neglected sense in our body. Whether your fondest memories involve grandma's cookies or new notebooks at school, smell plays an important role. In order to turn your house or apartment into a home, it's important to take into account the types of smells that will help you get there. Some experts say that choosing the right aroma is like picking the perfect ambient music for each room.

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An after shaving lotion is one of the most commonly used shaving products used by men across the globe. However, many of us underestimate the benefits of using the same and simply forget to use these lotions after shaving. Many of us refrain from using the same altogether due to lack of awareness.

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There are several options available when it comes to buying a suitable nail polish remover online. However, you need to be extra careful when it comes to selecting the proper type for better health and wellness. Nail polish, as we all know, is a make-up pre-requisite for women of all ages and hence the need for a proper remover.

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Organic Skincare Products

‘Going Green’ isn’t just a fad any more. People all over the world are resorting to nature-inspired lifestyles - and with good reason too. It’s healthier and without side effects. It’s no wonder that organic and natural products are the preferred choice of skincare for most women today.

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How to wear office makeup

Wearing makeup at office isn't just about looking presentable. It is about the confidence you feel when you look good. This confidence translates into the way you work and is that fine line between a successful and unsuccessful worker.

 It is essential to keep in mind that makeup to work should simply accentuate the natural features of your face. For this, the choice of makeup has to be subtle and easy to apply. Here are a few tips on how to look good and feel on top of the world everyday – without wasting your precious time!

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Mistakes to avoid in Bridal Make Up

It’s no secret that most women think of their wedding day as the most important day of their lives. Some spend their teenage years visualizing the ceremony, what they’d look like, what they’d wear and what it would be like. Our movies often dramatize the event so much, that most brides are overwhelmed when the day starts to approach. 

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Aroma Therapy In Our Daily Lives

Aromatherapy might sound like a treatment you undertake if you need to ‘cure something’, when in fact it is a highly beneficial daily routine that we all must use from time to time.

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Why you should groom your beard and moustache

Gone are the days when grooming was considered a woman’s department. Men across the world are resorting to products to make their hair and beard shiny and soft.

Beard and moustache styling are gaining prominence not only in the fashion circuits like London, New York and Paris but also amongst people trying to spruce up their everyday office and party attires.

 

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Perfect Brunch Look

Come Sunday, and the brunch butterflies emerge in the best of their attire – out to taste the best of what the city has to offer.

A brunch is not just about the meal, but also about flaunting that perfect Sunday look – not overdone, but just effortlessly stylish. Wearing makeup for a Sunday brunch should be as easy and laidback, just like the day! From colorful floral dresses to elegant, long dresses, your makeup needs to complement your outfit in the subtlest way ever.

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How to have a long lasting party makeup

Hitting a swanky party after a long day’s work?  Wearing that beautiful black dress, slipping into those gorgeous heels and putting on your best makeup? We’re sure you are heading into a dazzling night of fun and frolic.

But you know what can easily ruin the night? Constantly running to the washroom to fix your make up!

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 like a million bucks, whether she is just hanging with her friends or out on the town with the man of her dreams. One of the things that girls do to make themselves feel and look better is paint their finger and toenails.

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When it comes down to night creams, any woman will tell you that Olay anti ageing night cream is the best product ever invented. This cream is designed to help your skin replenish itself while you sleep, firm itself up, and prevent those nasty wrinkles that set in as you get older. Below find some reasons why it’s a good idea for a woman to use an anti-ageing cream as she gets older.

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How to deal with hairfall?

Watching one’s hair fall could be anyone’s nightmare. We look longingly at the lovely, long tresses of actresses on television, making ourselves rue over the fact that we ignored grandma’s advice of taking care of our hair.

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The Highlights of Gillette Shaving Kit

Most men are hurried shavers. Their shaving kit doesn’t consist of more than a shaving brush and foam or a cream. Only a few use after shaving lotion. Forget about any pre-shave oil, shaving brush stand or any after-shave Balm. While we do understand that some of them might not be interested in keeping too much stuff for something as simple as shaving, but buying a standardized product does make a difference. Gillette shaving kit let’s you make that difference.

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Have You Got Olayed Yet?

Olay’s been my favorite cosmetics brand since long now. From its Natural White 7 in 1 to Olay fairness cream for dry skin and Olay anti ageing night cream, I’ve tried it all. Though not all of its products suit my skin and give me the wonders that they claim, their usefulness to Indian skin types cannot be denied.

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Indian June is mother of all weathers. Hot in North and sticky in South, what would people like me not give to get rid of the tanning that it does to the skin. I have tried so many products – from home made cucumber juices to the latest sunscreens, but nothing has helped me to get rid of tanned brown spots on my face.

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Lip Balms Need SPF

Lip balms need SPF? Yes, they do. If you have been using lip balms in recent years, chances are that you are already using the one with the SPF. So what is this SPF, and what’s it doing in my lip balm?

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Being able to apply makeup and look beautiful does not have to be something left up to the professionals. With a few makeup techniques beneath your belt you can look very beautiful in no time. Part of looking beautiful is investing in the right makeup brushes. You can easily buy a makeup brush for every type of makeup that requires application with a brush. You need to use high quality brushes so you can apply your makeup flawlessly and save money. Makeup brushes created for certain types of makeup actually keep you from using too much makeup so it lasts longer, and enables you to keep your makeup germ free since your hands will not come into contact with it.

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Homemade Anti Ageing Face Mask

Anti ageing is quite a buzz these days. From someone right out of college to grandmoms touching their 70s, it has wide market and loads of target audience. In this post, we present to you the most favorable homemade anti ageing face packs according to your skin type.

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Shaving Cream Can Make You a Killer

Men have traditionally been more conscious than women about their looks. You don’t believe me? Check the departmental stores, saloons and even the spas. Every single place that was dominated by women once has now dedicated centers for males.

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home made face mask

I haven’t been a great fan of facemasks. To me, the idea of covering my entire face with something and lying still while it claims to do its work is kind of wacky. I mean, who has the time to use the products that probably do not bring any difference to the skin? But now I have started to understand their value.

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Anti Blemish Cream Buying Guide

Following on from our last week’s post about finding your Nail Polish Type, we thought we would write about how to buy a perfect anti blemish cream. Most of us own a fair few, but are not necessarily happy with our choice. We all want healthy skin and know that maintaining it in a rough weather and polluted city is tough. Depending on the jobs we do or the houses we maintain, each of us tries to do our own research trying to buy anti blemish cream that suits our skin tone and reduces scars, pigmentation and acne spots.

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What is My Beauty Score?

Beauty to most of us isn’t about a pretty face, it’s about knowing how to keep your skin clean, glowing, and wrinkle free. It is that part of being a lady that creates an aura, charisma, attraction and power. Its effects are limitless, but its measurement and enhancement tools are not.     

We had a talk earlier how India skin reacts to weather, why moisturizer should be a part of your daily routine, and how Apalva brings you the benefit of buying beauty products online. Today, we introduce you to a wonderful (and yet undiscovered) way to find out your beauty score.

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Stay Beautiful This Summer with Mositurizers

Do I really need to buy moisturizer in summer? You might have asked this question yourself a hundred times. Well a few years of regularizing-my-moisturizing-routine ago I’d have said “Nah, why bother? They make the skin just too sticky”. My thought was that using moisturizer in the summer was just a way to spend money to make your skin oily. How MISGUIDED was I? 

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Shimmery, Matt or Nude

Summer in India is probably the best. I like it because I find its energy addictive. It's only in summers you can try nail polish without worrying to dry it off. Fan, air conditioners and coolers do the job perfectly. Shimmery, matte and nude – all types make it to my list. If you need help in deciding what suits you, read on.

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Close Shave with Gillette Foamy

Part of feeling good is being well groomed with a close, clean shave. A clean shave can make an already handsome man look even more attractive. For nearly 100 years men all over the world have been using Gillette shaving products to get a good shave. When men use their razors and Gillette foamy shaving cream they are assured to look and feel their very best.

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So Little Time, So Many Cosmetcis

For all of us trying hard to keep our skin refreshed in this dreaded summer, finding the right product for our skin type is no longer an indulgence – it’s a necessity. However, stores are so much loaded with cosmetics that it sometimes becomes overwhelming to pick the right product. On the top of that, there’s been a monumental increase in the websites offering skin care products online, which has made buying genuine products more challenging than ever.

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If there’s one thing women could change in this world, it’d to reverse the effects of aging. Let’s admit it – no one wants to look old or wrinkly. We love youngness, and adore all those things that help us retain the youthful look. Companies understand that, and from Lakme to Neutrogena, Clinique, Wexler, Olay, and others – many have launched specialized anti ageing crèmes and gels claiming to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines. However, the big question is – which one should you put your hopes on?

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 What to look for when buying a face moisturizer

Do you feel overwhelmed while buying a face moisturizer? If yes, then don’t feel dejected as almost every girl or lady feels the same. Every drugstore, high-end cosmetic shop, departmental store or e-commerce portal have hundreds of options to choose from. However, the fact is that every woman in this world just wants to pick that single best moisturizer which can give her a beautiful healthy looking skin and fight the inevitable signs of aging.

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Tips for healthy and shiny hair for men

Technically, human hair is dead! They are basically keratin protein with no blood supply and nervous system. So, when we talk about “healthy hair”, are we really saying it right? How a dead thing can ever be healthy? There is nothing like healthy or unhealthy hair, it’s always the “well maintained” hair.

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Irked with chap lips?

What do you know about your lips? You all know very well that they help you eat, speak, smile, whistle and kiss. But, here, I am talking about their anatomy.

Do you know that your lips are thin skinned and more sensitive as compared to the skin in other parts of your body?

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Elephants or puppies never mind thousands of fine lines on their body but us, human beings, are not like them. Excuse us for saying this, but every man and woman surely gets fine lines or better say “wrinkles” on their skin in their long healthy life. Obviously, we never welcome these aging signs of skin with open arms. Despite your countless efforts, they tend to appear for sure.

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Get Rid of Oily Skin

Does your makeup smear off by the end of the day?

Does the overabundance of greasiness on your face compel you to wash or rubit again and again?

Do you always look shiny in the photographs?

If you say YES for the above questions, you are also one of the victims of the oily skin. Oily skin is indeed a real pain to deal with.

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Who doesn’t want a gorgeous and glowing skin? I think every woman does. Unfortunately, the scorching sun, immense pollution, dirty surroundings and unhealthy lifestyle make it difficult for every woman to get this glowing skin she craves for.To get rid of the dullness in our skin, we try different beauty treatments and pop many pills without actually knowing what is good for us as an individual.

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Scrub away the dead cells

6/11/2015 7:54 PM

Exfoliation

Exfoliation literally removes dead, dry cells from your skin. While our body has a natural way of removing these, exfoliation accelerates this. Exfoliating is important to remove impurities from the skin, remove dead cells, opening the pores, exposing new cells and increasing blood circulation through massage.

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Ways to scent your home

6/8/2015 1:39 PM

Imagine walking into a room filled with a whiff of vanilla or citrus swirl by, as you enter. It completely changes your mood and uplifts your senses. One doesn't need a special occasion to make your house sweet smelling.

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A super food that is also a great moisturizer for your lips is shea butter. Shea butter comes from the seeds of the Karite tree and is naturally rich in vitamins E, A, and F. Shea gives SPF 6 UV protection and provides essential nutrients and fatty acids that are needed for collagen production. It is most often used to improve hair and skin. This is one of the main reasons why shea butter is used to make shea butter lip balm.

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Minerals have been used in skin care for many years. They are a natural substance that is mined or extracted from the earth’s surface. Minerals are used in their raw state after being crushed and milled into particles that are extremely fine. The addition of minerals to cosmetics gives makeup natural color, protection from the sun, skin illuminating, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxide, Gold, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium, and Mica are common minerals used in makeup and skincare products.

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Why do you need a hand cream? Can’t you use regular face cream for your hands? Are you falling for some marketing gimmicks? Are you subject to such questions?

Here is an even bigger question - Can we function without using our hands? 

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Ingredients That Make Anti-Aging Face Packs So Beneficial

As human beings, we accept that growing older and hopefully wiser is a natural part of life. However, this does not stop us from wanting to look and feel younger.....

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Essentials for a good Beauty Score

Everyone wants to look their best and to keep their appearance youthful for as long as they possibly can....

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What is eau de toilette?

Eau de toilette is basically a lighter scent compared to eau de parfum, and is comparatively less concentrated....

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Fed up of seeing a million shampoo brands selling yet another million kind of variants? Do you still wonder if you should experiment with another shampoo in the hope that it could work wonders for your hair?

To figure out what shampoo is good for you, you need to understand your hair type.

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This article is about helping you choose the right sunscreen. There are many sunscreens available in various shapes and sizes and sold by the dozens. So that you avoid picking up any sunscreen bottle from aisle, here are some important factors that make up a good sunscreen.

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Most men have been shaving ever since your teenage days, and assume they know all about shaving. But a few tricks and tips could always come handy. 

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Who says only women’s skin takes a hit with the weather and pollution?

The harsh sun does not spare men, either.

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Make up is never complete without an eye liner. But if you’re worrying about the fact that you are new to the eye liner, worry not.

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We all know how much women love bags. We love to flaunt them and carry them around- be it a clutch purse, a sling, a handbag or a backpack. But what’s important is what goes inside the bag.

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So, you walked into a store and bought a new lipstick, only to find that it does not suit you at all! Thankfully, selecting a lipstick is not an art. Follow these basic tips to get the right shade for Indian skin tones.

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This is the season to be experiment. Old is out. Bold is in. Dull is out. Fresh is in. This year, you will see a lot of colours pop whether it’s the simple lipstick or the everyday eye shadow. Here are some trends you want to watch out for:

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Make–up brushes are a must-have in every woman’s vanity kit. Most of us use our hands to apply make-up, which can have some disastrous effects at times. It’s best to invest in a set of brushes, which gives an effect that you’ve just walked out of a beauty salon.

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Gone are the days of clear nailpaint. 2015 welcomes nail art globally. I mean, who doesn’t like a lil’ dash of colour? Combine it with vivid patterns and textures and you have some flashy nails to show off!

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We all wait for the summer heat dies down and the winter chill to set in. But seldom do we notice how winter takes a toll on our skin. Here are some quick fixes to set you up for winter.

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It’s the season of love and we all want to share our feelings of love and appreciation. There can’t be a better time to express your love. This Valentine’s Day, make your loved one feel special by gifting some of these goodies. Our picks:

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Many cosmetic types have fallen from the shelves, from fashion itself, to have been bid adieu forever – but no, not so much as the luscious lipstick.

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