Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hair Color for a Day

Love coloring your hair but afraid that the color might make the locks turn grey or white? Or got bored with a single color for months? You don’t have to worry anymore as now there’s a technique for coloring hair with no fear of hair turning grey!

And the cherry on the cake is: One may flaunt different color everyday!!!

Here’s how to do that:
  • Take small sections of hair and curl or straighten them as per your choice.

  • Take some powdered eye shadow and apply gently on the parts of strands that needs to be colored.
  • Again take the curling iron or straightener and curl or straighten the strands. This will lock the color.

So that was super easy no? But this is kinda a temporary color and won’t last much and vanishes completely with a head bath.
Though this can be used daily but I would recommend not to use it daily as the heat is very harmful for hair and if used daily, can damage the hair making them rough. So, use this technique occasionally and as I always say, Stay Stylish!

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Coconut Oil is Not just for Hair

Coconut oil is mostly used as hair oil or some use it as cooking oil too but very few people know that coconut oil, which is an amazing hair oil, has many benefits for the skin too. It won’t be wrong if we term it as a ‘Beauty Oil’. It can do many those things for which we splurge on cosmetics. Coconut oil is cheap, natural, and yet effective with no side effects. So, Your Pink Book is gonna jot down 15 ways, this beauty oil can be used.

  1. It's a fabulous skin moisturizer/body lotion, contains natural SPF and helps reduce wrinkles.
  2. It acts as a natural makeup remover and the benefit over commercial eye makeup removers, is that it doesn't sting or irritate eyes, and helps hydrate area around the eyes.
  3. It can be used as a natural deodorant as it's anti-bacterial properties help to keep body odor at bay.
  4. Pure coconut oil can be used as a shaving cream and after shave lotion and this would relieve razor burn and skin irritation after shaving.
  5. It's a soothing and conditioning massage oil.
  6. It's a fabulous nail cuticle oil that helps nails grow.
  7. It can be used as an amazing makeup primer.
  8. It acts as a cheek bone highlighter and gives a natural youthful glow.
  9. It can be used to clean makeup and hair brushes.
  10. It helps fade stretch marks.
  11. It acts as a natural antibiotic, killing harmful bacteria that leads to acne.
  12. It may help lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin.
  13. Mix it with equal parts of sugar to form a smoothing body scrub that can be used in shower.
  14. Rub coconut oil daily into elbows to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows.
  15. It can be used as a natural baby lotion.
The coconut oil can be used in many more ways but I have listed down only some beauty uses of oil. Do give them a try and you will be amazed to see the results.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Bid Adieu to Acne

Acne is such a turndown. It makes us look horrible. I can say this as I had faced very severe acne few years back. I tried everything – medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, ayurvedic), ointments, cosmetics, expensive treatments at beauty salons, home remedies, blah, blah, blah… But, nothing worked out! People think that acne happens only with oily skin but that’s wrong. I have very dry skin and still I got pimples. Every pimple used to leave a mark on my face so I had kinda started hating the mirror and used to feel bad about myself all the time as my face was covered with just pimples and their marks.

You all have seen my latest pictures, and you can’t see even a pimple mark on my face, do you?

You wanna know how I got rid of acne? Let me share the secret with you.

Take little raw milk, nutmeg and an earthen plate. Put little milk into the earthen plate and obliterate the nutmeg(jaiphal). Then apply this paste onto the pimples and leave overnight. Wash face in the morning.

This is a very natural technique which doesn’t have any side effects and it has worked like magic for me. Though it takes time in showing the results but the results last almost forever and without leaving any acne marks.

P.S. Show some patience to acne and never pop a pimple no matter how tempting it is so that they don’t leave marks behind.

Stay Beautiful!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Roses for Beauty

Rose water is a beauty potion. Everyone can use it regardless of their skin type. So, today I'm gonna share with you rose water benefits which you might not be aware of and also how to use it.

  1. Freshen up Face
    Spray rose water on the face daily after taking bath. Rose water helps hydrate, revitalize and moisturize the skin giving it that refreshed look. The antioxidant properties of rose water help to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues. It also helps keeping fine lines, ageing skin, and wrinkles at bay. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema. It also treats sun tan. After applying rose water on skin, one can notice soothing and softening effect of it straight away.
  2. Facial Cleanser
    It's a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores thus preventing acne and pimples. It also helps in maintaining the pH value of the skin. The rose water is totally safe and will not have any type of harmful effects. Just dip a cotton ball in rose water and slowly rub your face. After sometime you will see the white cotton ball appearing black in color. This will leave the skin clean like never before.
  3. Close Open Pores
    It has astringent like properties, which is why it is used after facials and clean ups to close open pores. Applying rose water after steaming tightens capillaries, reduces redness and blotchiness.
  4. Makeup Setting Spray
    Rose water can be sprayed over the makeup as a setting product, providing beautiful, healthy glow and amazing dewy finish.
  5. Makeup Remover
    Just apply rose water on a cotton pad and gently remove your makeup with it. It also protects the skin from fungal and bacterial infections.
  6. Hair Rinse for Dull Hair
    Post shampooing, use a cup of rose water as a final rinse. It helps condition the hair deeply, adding a healthy shine. The nourishing and moisturizing properties of rose water enhance the quality of hair. Rose water helps to treat mild scalp inflammations and dandruff that are caused by fungal infections. Rosewater has a nice fragrance too and using this conditioner will also leave a scent on the hair for entire day.

  7. Pamper Yourself
    Add rose water into the bath water. It makes the skin glowing. The aroma of rose water removes the stress and refreshes the body.
  8. Reduce Puffiness of Tired Eyes
    Gently place a cotton pad soaked with chilled rose water on the eyes. It will help sooth the tender skin around the eyes and prevent or reduce eye puffiness.
  9. Dark Circle Remover
    Dip the cotton ball in rose water. Clean the dark circles with that cotton ball. It clears the dead cells and opens the blocked pores under the eyes.
  10. After Shave
    Use rose water as an after-shave, to prevent irritation and sooth the skin. Not only it can help make the freshly shaved legs feel softer, but also, rose water will leave its wonderful scent on the skin.
  11. Natural Lip Color
    Regular application of rose water over the lips can easily retain pinkish tinge of the lips' skin.
  12. Healing
    It has anti-bacterial properties which helps in healing scars, cuts and burns.
Those were some amazing uses of rose water. Try them and relish thou beauty.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Angels' Enigmatic Eyes

A good eye-makeup can change our looks like wonders. People learn doing eye makeup but still don’t get that dramatic effect that they aim for. That smudged kajal and mascara are very disappointing!! We all face these problems but don’t know how to deal with them. Don’t worry, today you’re gonna learn how to add that drama to the eyes while keeping the products from smudging.

  • Smudge-Proof Kajal and Mascara Application
We all love applying kajal and mascara, don’t we? But they smudge and spread all over our under eye area making us look like we have dark circles which is such a turn down. To prevent that, one needs to learn how to keep the kajal and mascara from smudging.
Here’s how you can do that: Before applying eye makeup,
  1. Apply some compact on the under eye area as well as eyelids, it ensures that the area surrounding the eyes stays dry and any oil secreted by skin gets absorbed by the compact or powder and prevents kajal and mascara from smudging.
  2. Then, after applying kajal, line your eyes with the same colour eye-shadow over it which will lock the kajal and will not smudge when the eyes get watery. Never apply kajal on the inner corners of the eyes as that is the part which secretes most water so if there will be no kajal there then nothing would smudge. So, always apply kajal to the 3/4th part of the eyes from the outer corner.

  • Dramatic Eyes

This is an interesting thing to know. While, kajal, eye-shadows, eye-liner, mascara are all important but there’s more to it which if done, make the eyes look naturally dramatic.

    • We all apply kajal on our lower water-line or lash line but we tend to ignore our upper water-line which shouldn’t be the case. Always line the kajal on the upper water-line as well and apply a very thin layer of eye liner just along the upper lash line. Both of these will help in opening up the eyes like magic.  
    • Next, one may use false lashes to give that dramatic look to the eyes but sometimes the glue used to apply false lashes shows up as a white line which is totally a spoiler. So, apply a very thin layer of liquid eyeliner over that glue so it turns all black!

  • Never Ignore Eyebrows

Eyebrows are the most ignored part when it comes to makeup. But fuller and rightly done eyebrows make you look younger and glamorous while the sparse ones make you look dull. So, always make sure to groom the eyebrows. If you have dark hair, fill the brows with a shade lighter than your hair and if you have blonde hair, then fill the brows with a shade darker than your hair.

So, those were some makeup tricks, which, if you follow, you may achieve that desired fantabulous makeup without worrying about any makeup disasters.

Let me know if you try any of these hacks and tell me how they work out for you.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Apply Lipstick like a Pro

Lipstick application seems to be easy but lipstick fading and lip color sticking to our teeth are something which we feel helpless about. Well, that’s not gonna be a problem anymore.

  • Perfect and Long Lasting Lip Color

Not all of us have those perfect pink lips but that doesn’t mean we can’t make our pout look perfect. Our lipstick fades away with the every sip of water or any drink that we take and if  applied on dark or pigmented lips  then it doesn’t show its true color.

  1. Make sure to moisturize the lips well before applying lipstick so that the lips don’t look flaky.
  2. Always apply some concealer or compact before applying the lip color and voila! The lipstick would show its true color on the lips.
  3. After lipstick application, put a tissue paper over the lips, dust some loose powder over it and and gently press it between the lips. Take off the tissue. This will take off all the excess lipstick and help the lipstick stay much longer.

  • Keep Lipstick away from teeth

    Most of us face this problem of our lip color sticking on our teeth, especially, when we wear dark lip shades and this looks really bad.

So, after applying lipstick, put your fore finger inside your mouth locking it with the lips and gently sweep it out of the mouth through the lips. This will make all the excess lipstick stick to your finger and your pearly whites will keep shining!

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

For that Impeccable Make-Up Base + "Giveaway"

Most of the girls love doing makeup but are not pro at doing it and face many problems with make-up like kajal smudging, cakey base and what not!!! Always, remember one rule: ‘When it comes to make-up, less is more’ so never over-do anything. We try so many things but fail to get that flawless and perfect make-up. So today Your Pink Book is gonna solve all your make-up miseries. Keeping in mind the length of the post, I’m splitting this post in 3 parts – one each for base and makeup setting, lips, and eyes. So this post will be about base and makeup setting. And, there's a giveaway! Read the complete post to know the rules about giveaway. Let’s start.
  • Perfect Base

    A perfect base plays a very important role in making the make-up look natural. To achieve that, always cleanse the face before putting anything on it and then moisturize it well so that the make-up glides on smoothly and doesn’t look cakey. After that, apply a good primer which provides a smooth base for make-up and makes the products stay longer on the skin.
    Now, here comes the first trick: If you don’t want to splurge on so many products, use coconut oil as a primer. It works as an amazing primer and won’t make the face look oily as it gets easily absorbed into the skin. Moreover, it hydrates the skin so well that the base won’t look cakey. So, after cleansing the face, apply 2-3 drops(don’t use too much of it) of coconut oil on the face, massage it well and let it get absorbed into the skin for about 5-10 minutes. Then apply foundation or concealer as usual. I have tried this technique and it works really well. Oily skin beauties may not find it very useful but they may give it a try.

  • Right Way to Apply Foundation

A lot of girls don’t know the correct way of applying foundation which makes the foundation look very artificial. Brushes are quite difficult to use for beginners so the easiest ways include sponges, beauty blenders and fingertips. Always put very light dots all over the face and then just dab it till it gets absorbed, never rub it or spread it. This will make the foundation look very natural and won’t show up much if the right amount is used.

  • Setting the makeup
    Setting the makeup is very important to keep the makeup stay longer without fading. We  generally dust some loose powder to set that makeup in place but that is not right way to do it for all of us. If you have oily skin, then lock the makeup with the usual loose powder dusting technique but if you have dry skin, then don’t put any loose powder as it would make the face look cakey. Instead, use some makeup setting spray.
    Tip: Rosewater is a natural and an amazing makeup setting spray. Just spray the rose water over the face from a distance of about a few inches. Don’t rub it and let it dry on its own. It provides beautiful glow and amazing dewy finish. We all have rose water at our home so one doesn’t need to spend any extra money on the expensive makeup setting sprays available in the market.

Yes, those were the tricks to get a perfect base and keep the makeup in place. Try them out and experience the difference! Stay tuned for more hacks and tips in the upcoming posts.

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