Friday, 30 November 2012

Designer blouse back patterns:

Women have become aware of the fact that they must look good and presentable that’s the reason they are more conscious about their looks than ever before. They want to look classy and to carry off their tradition at the same time. One of the best attires they can opt to enhance their looks is a saree. As it can make a woman look elegant yet stylish and the element which adds to the glamour quotient of the saree is definitely its blouse. Here we go with some stylish and attractive designs for blouse back.


Look stylish…..Feel confident!!!

Related Post: Designer blouse back patterns-2

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

How to get fair skin naturally:

Do you have a fetish for fair complexion???

Don’t splurge your money on expensive fairness creams/cosmetics and beauty parlours just try some natural and homemade remedies for getting fair skin.

10 home remedies to get fair skin naturally:
1.     Lemon:
Squeeze half a lemon in a bowl. Apply lemon juice with the help of cotton ball. Lemon is a great bleaching agent and is very helpful in ironing out blemishes from your face, giving you clean and fair skin.

2.     Raw milk:
Cleanse your face with raw milk using cotton balls daily before going to bed to get fair skin.

3.     Tomato pulp and honey:
Mix mashed tomato pulp and honey well to form a consistent paste. Apply the paste on your face regularly to get pinkish glow on your face.

4.     Lemon juice and honey:
Squeeze lemon (5-6 drops) in honey and apply this mask on your face regularly to get fair, glowing and youthful skin. This is an effective skin lightening mask.

5.     Cucumber juice and lemon juice:
Apply a mixture of cucumber juice and lemon juice to lighten your skin tone (this is a great remedy for oily skin).

6.     Almonds and raw milk:
Soak 4 almonds in milk overnight, grind it and turn into a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face. This is a nourishing face pack for skin lightening.

7.     Gram flour and raw milk:
Mix 1 tablespoon gram flour and 2 tablespoons raw milk to form a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face. This is an excellent home remedy for getting fair skin.

8.     Sandalwood powder and fuller’s earth (multani mitti):
Make a paste of fuller’s earth and sandalwood powder. Apply the paste on your face for 10 minutes and wash your face with cold water. This face pack is really soothing (especially in summers) and is a great help in lightening skin tone.

9.     Potato juice:
Squeeze potato juice in a bowl and apply this on your face with the help of cotton ball. Potato juice works as natural bleach, gradually your skin will get fair with regular use.

10.  Raw milk and saffron:
Add a pinch of saffron in raw milk. Apply the milk on your face using cotton ball. It can do wonders to your skin.

Related Post: Gramflour facepack for fairness

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

How to prevent premature graying of hair:

The best solution to prevent premature graying of hair is Indian gooseberry (AMLA).

Amla is loaded with various vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B complex and is the richest source of Vitamin C. It is like a boon to our health and body. Scientific studies show that anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of amla help in maintaining healthy hair.

Use of amla to prevent premature graying of hair:

1. Regular intake of Amla:

Make it a habit to take amla daily. Amla can be taken in various forms – Amla fruit, amla
juice, amla preserve etc.
  • Kids don’t like amla as it is sour in taste but they love to have amla candy(Amla candy is the dried form of amla fruit which is sweet in taste).
  • To nullify the sour taste of amla juice you can add orange juice or any other fruit juice of your choice.
  • You can have amla juice with honey.

2. Treat your hair with Amla: 

  • Soak ½ cup dried amla pieces in a black vessel overnight. Filter the liquid with the help of sieve, boil it and let it cool down. Apply the liquid from the roots to the tips of hair properly, leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it away.                                   
  • Mix ½ cup amla powder with water to form a thick paste (paste should be thick enough that it does not drip). Apply the paste to your hair using hands or rubber gloves (rubber gloves are not necessary as amla doesn’t stain). Be gentle; don’t rub the paste into your scalp. Leave the paste for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with water.

Treat your hair with amla once a week to prevent premature hair graying.

Benefits of amla for hair:

Amla enriches hair growth, ceases premature graying of hair, prevents hair fall, provides volume, maintains hair’s natural luster, renders soft and silky touch to hair and strengthens hair roots.

Embrace amla and say good bye to hair problems!!!

Monday, 26 November 2012

The best time to drink water:

We all know that drinking a good amount of water is very beneficial for our health but a study has revealed that drinking water at these particular timings is most effective on the human body:

  • Commence your day with 1 glass of water just after you wake up. It helps in activating internal organs (intake water sip by sip, avoid gulping).
  • Take 1 glass of water immediately after taking bath. It helps in lowering blood pressure.
  • Take 2 glasses of water half an hour before having meal. It helps in digestion (avoid taking water immediately before or after the meal).
  • Finally take 1 glass of water at bedtime. It helps in avoiding stroke or heart attack at mid night.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Remedies for chapped lips:

Remedies for chapped lips:

Winter's here; get ready to face the problem of chapped, dry and flaky lips. Chapped lips are painful and embarrassing too-they don’t let you talk, eat or even smile properly. Our lips lack oil glands and the skin on the lips is thinner and more delicate than other skin areas. That's the reason our lips are more prone to dryness and demand some extra care (especially in winters).

5 Simple and easy remedies to get rid of chapped lips:

Remedy#1-Coconut oil:
As dryness is the main cause of chapped lips. Apply small amount of coconut oil on your dry and chapped lips to nourish them (especially before going to bed).

Rub a cucumber slice on your lips to get rid of chapped and dry lips.

Remedy#3-Milk cream and honey:
Apply a paste of milk cream and honey to do away with chapped lips and to keep them supple and soft.

Remedy#4-Glycerin and honey:
 Apply a paste of glycerin and honey to remove dryness from your lips.

Remedy#5-Aloe-Vera gel:
Aloe-Vera gel is a very good healing agent. Apply Aloe-Vera gel on your chapped lips many times a day and before going to sleep.

Some valuable tips to avoid chapped lips:
  • Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated.
  • Don’t lick or bite your lips as it can cause chapping.
  • Moisturize your lips regularly (especially before going to bed).
  • Have food rich in vitamin A like carrots, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables.
  • Don’t peel dead skin from your lips.

Don’t let the harsh winter weather steal your smile as your beautiful smile can make someone’s day!

Keep Smiling!!!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Remedies for cracked heels:

Remedies to heal cracked heels:

Cracked heels, is a very common problem with many of us. The basic reason behind cracked heels is negligence towards foot care. Non- moisturized foot and dryness can also induce the problem of cracked heels and the problem turns severe during winters as heels get flaky. Cracked heels are not just painful, but can be embarrassing  for you as well. Here we go with some home remedies to heal your cracked heels.

Remedy #1

Ingredients- Lemon, Shampoo, Glycerin and Rose water

Squeeze a lemon and add few drops of shampoo in warm water. Soak your cracked feet in the foamy water for 10-15 minutes (this will loosen the dead skin). Gently scrub off the dead skin with the help of pumice stone and pat your feet dry with a towel. Mix 1 tablespoon glycerin and 1 tablespoon rose water well, apply the paste on cracked heels and go to sleep. 


Ingredients-Sesame oil/Coconut oil

Massage your heels every night with sesame oil or coconut oil before going to sleep. Scrub off the dead skin, the following morning (while taking the bath). Follow this schedule until your cracks get healed.


Ingredients –Banana and Honey

Mash a ripe banana to turn it into paste (you can also use over ripe bananas). Mix mashed banana and honey well, apply the paste on your cracked heels and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash your feet properly with water and wipe off with towel. When used regularly, this paste softens your heels.


Ingredients –Milk cream and Honey

Mix milk cream and honey to form a consistent paste. Apply the paste on the affected area throughout the night. Scrub off the dead skin in the morning. You can follow this everyday (especially in winters) to keep your heels soft and moisturized.


Ingredients- Aloe-Vera gel

Apply Aloe-Vera gel on the cracked heels throughout the night. Aloe-Vera is very helpful in rejuvenating cracked heels.

Some other tips to avoid cracked heels:

  • Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin.
  • Wear socks and covered shoes when you go outside.
  • Wash your feet properly when you come back home.
  • Scrub and moisturize your feet regularly.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

How to prevent hair fall:

10 Natural tips to prevent Hair fall:

1.     Regular Oil massage:
Massage your hair regularly with Luke warm oil. You can choose coconut oil/olive oil or mustard oil for the massage. Keep the oil throughout the night and wash your hair the following morning. Oil massage renders strength to hair and promotes blood circulation.

2.     Nourish your hair before every wash:
Always nourish your hair before taking head bath. You can use oil, raw milk or curd to nourish your hair.

3.     Avoid brushing wet hair:
Don’t brush your hair when they are wet as hair roots are weakest when they are wet.

4.     Stay clear of excessive styling and heating of hair:
After the hair wash let your hair dry naturally, avoid blow drying. Hair straighteners, curling irons and other heating equipments weaken the hair and can lead to its breakage.

5.     Avoid using harmful chemicals frequently:
Don’t use harmful chemicals quite often. Excessive Use of hair colors, hair dyes, styling gels and other chemical treatments can lead to hair fall. There should be a gap of 6-8 weeks between 2 coloring  or dying sessions.

6.     Wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo:
Wash your hair regularly (thrice a week) with a mild shampoo to keep your hair and scalp clean. Dirty hair tends to break easily, always keep your hair clean.Don't wash your hair with hot water that can also lead to hair damage.

7.     Eat healthy:
Eat a healthy diet- include lots of fruits, vegetables and dairy products in your diet.

8.     Abstain from drinking habits that inhibit hair growth:
Alcohols directly don't cause hair loss but the effects of prolonged and heavy drinking on our body  are such that, they can lead to hair loss. Avoid these habits to prevent hair loss.

9.     Turn down the stress: 
Stress can also lead to hair loss. In order to reduce stress level, you can meditate and practice yoga. Take proper sleep (atleast 8 hours a day).

10.  Ensure the intake of amla:
Make it a habit to take amla daily in any form- as amla fruit, amla juice, amla powder or any other form. Amla is like a boon for hair, it will get you rid of almost every hair problem.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Remedy for dry hair:

Banana hair mask:

Banana is rich in various vital nutrients like potassium, iron, B vitamins, antioxidants and natural oils, which makes it extremely beneficial for dry and frizzy hair as banana hair mask nourishes and moisturizes your hair leaving them soft, silky and shiny. List of benefits doesn’t end here, let’s continue with the other benefits of banana hair mask- it helps in preventing split ends and breakage, creates manageability, promotes hair growth, controls dandruff, provides strength and renders volume to the hair.


  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 tablespoons Yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil (optional)

Method to make banana hair mask:

  1. Peel the bananas.
  2. Use a blender to turn peeled bananas into a fine puree (make sure there are no chunks in it).
  3. Take the Puree in a bowl. Add yoghurt and honey into it. Mix all the ingredients well. Banana hair mask is now ready to use (You can also add olive oil if you want).

Steps to apply banana hair mask:

  1. Comb your hair properly to remove tangles.
  2. Cover your hair completely from roots to tips with hair mask.
  3. Use a shower cap to cover your hair (to avoid any dripping). Leave it for 1 hour.
  4. Rinse the hair mask off with cold water (avoid using hot water) and shampoo your hair. 

 Next time make some productive use of over-ripe bananas (don't throw them away).