21 Beauty Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know

Hello gorgeous readers!

We all want everything in a jiffy. Including beauty! So here are some tips and tricks to make your life easier. I have used all these tricks some or the other time in my daily life to save time, money and effort. Hope they help you too! Here we go…

1. When you wake up in the morning, gently rub your lips with a warm, wet wash cloth or a soft toothbrush to get rid of dead skin, and then slather lips with lip balm.

2. Use lipstick as blush. Dot on your cheeks and blend. This way, you don’t have to carry multiple products with you for touch ups, when you’re on the go. Or, invest in a lip and cheek tint. Multi-purpose products are great!

3. Rub Vaseline on your pulse points before applying perfume to make the scent last much longer.

4. When using conditioner, only apply it on the ends and not the roots of the hair to avoid the greasy hair look.

5. Use cold water as the last rinse for your hair to lock in the shine.

6. If you run out of shaving cream, use hair conditioner instead. It works brilliantly.

7. Use sugar plus olive oil as a natural lip scrub.

8. Style your hair overnight: Put damp hair in loose braids and sleep on them. When you open them in the morning, you’ll have sexy beachy waves.

9. To avoid that “white” look in pictures: Use makeup that does not have SPF if you will be getting clicked with flash because SPF reflects light.

10. When brushing your hair, start at the bottom and work your way up. This makes getting tangles and knots our much easier, and reduces breakage.

11. Dry your hair much faster and in a more gentle way by wrapping it in a cotton tshirt instead of a towel.

12. Red lip colors with a blue tone make your teeth look whiter.

13. Line your waterline with white or flesh colored eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger.

14. Pat on loose powder after applying any lipstick to make it look matte and last much longer.

15. Slather Vaseline on your feet, put on soft socks, sleep in them and wake up to soft feet.

16. If you’ve washed your hair but don’t have the time to let it dry, twist your hair into a loose bun, secure with a clip, and go about your life. When it is dry, open the hair and separate with your fingers for waves.

17. Use body wash, body lotion and perfume in the same scent family to make the fragrance last longer.

18. Keep your hand cream near your sink so that you remember to apply it after you wash your hands.

19. Use baby oil or coconut oil as makeup remover. Especially great for waterproof eye makeup. Be sure to wash it off later though.

20. Use white shimmery eye shadow as highlighter. Dab it using your finger on the highest points of your cheeks, bridge of your nose and cupid’s bow.

21. Smile.

So there you have it. Hope you enjoyed the post! There are many more tips I’d like to share with you in future! Tell me your tips. What are your favorites? Anything you want to share with our readers? Comment below!

Until next time,
Stay gorgeous!

Neha

6 Ways to rock timeless Black & White this Summer

While all of us love the timeless combo of black & white, we mostly stick to the very basic outfits. Only the LBDs being an exception. Here are 6 ideas to rock the timeless black & white combo in interesting ways:

1. Stripes

Maxis, short dresses, tees, shorts, pants, anything looks absolutely flattering in black & white stripes.

Horizontal or vertical, find the stripes that suit your body type and boom!

Black and White Stripes

 

2. Checkered/plaid dresses and shirts
Checkered dresses, shirts, skirts or shorts have an 80’s charm to them. Pair your boyfriend/husband’s loose checkered shirts with shorts or a flattering skirt.

3. Polka Dots:

Polka dots keep making a comeback on the runway but for us it never goes out of fashion. They make any outfit fun and playful. Shirts, jumpsuits or maxis, explore your fun side with polka dots.

Polka Dots

 

4. Floral:

Floral spells elegance. Have a luncheon to attend? Go floral. Maxis or floral pants with a plain black or a white shirt is all you need to make a statement.

Floral

 

5. Chevron:

Don’t think stripes are your thing? Go chevron then.

6. Abstract:

Abstract spells you and your personality. It can be a splash of black on white or a random pattern. You choose whatever pattern you like and rock it!

Well that’s all from me. Don’t forget to comment below and tell me how you rock the lovely combo of black & white!

Until then,

Preeti

(Images from Pinterest)

Wearing Black in Summer

I am all for breaking fashion myths. Most people are unconvinced about wearing black in the summer, especially during daytime. But I feel like if you choose the right fabric, cut and style it right, the colour does not matter. Black is my go-to colour. Like there is comfort food, there are comfort colours and for me it is black. As much as I love pastels and floral during summer, sometimes it is impossible not to gravitate towards black.

The secrets to wearing black during the summer and the daytime are:

  • Choose lightweight and flowing fabrics. Avoid anything thick, tight fitting and clingy.
  • Keep the jewellery minimal. You want the look to be minimalistic and summer friendly.
  • Keep your makeup clean and fresh. You do not want a cakey face and oodles of makeup. Stick to a bright lip, a bold eye or a bare, fresh face.

So if you love black just like I do, just keep these small things in mind and rock the colour!

Photographs by Amrita Rana

Dress : Rumours, Bandra | Hand harness : The Loony Bin

Belt : What’s Up in Waterfield Road Bandra

Nail colour : Maybelline Glitter Mania Starry Nights

Eyes: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner | Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Definition Mascara

Cheeks : Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer

Some more outfits with black here, here, here, here.

 

Until next time,
Stay stylish.
Neha

10 uses of pure coconut oil

I love everything about coconut. The oh-so-good smell of the skin care products, the fruit (or is it a nut or a vegetable, hmm good topic to google about once I finish this post), the water, coconut milk, coconut yoghurt etc. So how could I miss coconut oil? I love that too.

  

  
  
Aaj ka jaam (I mean article, uff weekends I tell you…) naariyal ke naam!

The uses of pure coconut oil are many. It’s a part of my daily skin care routine and is irreplacable. Wanna know how I use it? Keep reading.

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