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Monday, January 31, 2011



10 gms for INR 20

Company Says:- Lip Balm enriched with Carrot Seed Oil, a natural sunscreen and Wheatgerm Oil, a rich source of Vitamin E, to nourish and soften lips.

Direction For Use:- Apply on lips as and when needed.

Ingredients:- Each gm contains: Oils Eranda (Rinicus Communis) 10mg, Garijara (Daucus Carota) 10mg, Godhuma (Triticum sativum) 10mg, Hyamaraka (Wrightia tinctoria) 10mg, Narikela (Cocos nucifera) 10mg.

* Store in a cool and dry place * Do not freeze * Ayurvedic Propriety Medicine * Hypo-allergenic * No harmful chemicals *

My Opinion:- I have been using this lip balm on and of for quite sometimes now. It is the most overlooked product of Himalaya. A single tube goes on and on for a long time. Its very moisturising and prevents chapping. A little balm under my lipstick keeps my lips soft and moist. This lip balm contains Wheatgerm Oil and Coconut Oil which are very nourishing and moisturising in nature. It also contains Carrot seed Oil which is a natural sunscreen. It stays on for an hour or 2 during daytime but at night it stays on till the morning. In the long run it prevents and heals chapped lips which most of us face during winters.
                   It has a somewhat fruity scent which is mild n doesn't stays on for long and looks like Vaseline, only its a bit thicker. The lip balm comes with a shelf life of 3 years and it claims to contain 100% herbal actives and its very cheap at only INR 20. The tube comes with an easy to apply slanted tip therefore there is no tension of contamination. But I do clean off the tip with a tissue regularly. Moreover it is a hypo allergenic lip balm without any harmful chemicals which makes it safe for kids also.

                 This product has no cons whatsoever and I rate this lip balm 5 out of 5. I will purchase it as soon as it gets over. Thanks to Himalaya for this great lip balm :D

Sunday, January 30, 2011



Sit cross legged on the ground or squat on a low stool. Raise your right leg and place it on the opposite thigh. Scoop out a generous quantity of your favorite foot cream and apply on your feet.

*Massage your heel starting beneath your ankle and moving up with circular movements towards the back of your leg.

*Work towards the arch of your foot.

*Massage from tips of your toes to the ankle.

*Exert pressure on the soles of your feet while massaging.

*Rub toes firmly, working from base to the tip of your toe.

*Stroke feet with long movements from toes to ankles.

*Stretch out leg and massage using upward strokes from ankles to knees.

*Move on to thighs and then hip. Repeat the entire process with the other leg.

                   A soothing foot massage along with proper exercise, regular foot-bath and weekly pedicure with prevent all problems of the feet.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Final Look

Wish you all a very happy Repulic Day. I had not posted for few days as I was a little busy with my work. Since its Repuic Day Eve I thought of trying out a simple tri-color look on my nails. I used 3 colors- orange, white and green, tried using navy blue also but ended up using black :P So here is how I did my nails this time.

I began with applying colorbar nail treatment and let it dry out completely.

* Then I drew the pattern with a marker on all my nails.

* Now I filled in the white polish at first as it is easy to apply this way.

* When the white polish was dry, I applied green polish on 1 side of the white part and orange on the other side of the white part.

* Now I left it to dry completely and then give it a black border as it was looking too simple.

* Finally I sealed in my masterpiece :p with a top coat and I was done.

             Thanks you Ladies for bearing with me :D. Please do leave behind your precious comments. Thanks


Friday, January 21, 2011



2.6 gms for INR 79

Ingredients:- Not Listed

My Opinion:- I love applying kajal on my eyes. I apply it everyday and my makeup seems to be incomplete without it. Basically my everyday makeup is just a tinted lip balm or gloss or kajal. I keep on experimenting with different brands and last month my pick was Avon Simply Pretty Kajal. It comes in only 1 shade- Black, matt and intense. I line my upper-lids with it after priming and powdering my lids and the kajal stays on for 3+ hours. I am happy to declare that this kajal don't fade off soon and also it doesn't smudge off.
              But after the said 3 hours it fades off leaving a light-blackish vague line on my upper-lid, I must say that I am much impressed by this kajal. But when applied to my waterline it fades off soon leaving a line on the roots of my lower lashes. It wears off before the first hour of application and needs to be reapplied time and again- it sucks, also it smudges if I don't add a dash of powder below my lower-lashes. But otherwise it stays put till I remove it with a makeup remove from the roots of my lower lash line. Line on the upper-lid is easily removed by my Pond's Daily Face Wash.

Pros:- Cheap, comes in a pencil so I can keep sharpening it to make its tip pointed whenever necessary and in the process avoid contamination, intense black, easily glides on so no need to tug or swipe over and again. No irritation ( I have sensitive eyes)

Cons:- Ingredients not listed, smudges- but all kajals do, 3-4 swipes needed on my waterline.

                      I rate this product 3 out of 5 only because the ingredients of this kajal are not listed. Otherwise its a steal at INR 79 and I already have 2 pencils with me right now. Its not a must buy for me because I would rather prefer experimenting with another brand :-D

Wednesday, January 19, 2011



                 Bath Scrubs help to maintain a smooth, silky skin. Scrubs are tiny, granules with slight abrasive properties. Scrubs slough away old cells and clean the surface for new cells. Scrubs eliminate the build up of dirt and oil on skins surface. It improves the texture of the skin, lending it a nice sexy glow.

                 All types of skin benefit from the use of body scrubs. However, oily and normal skin derive maximum beneficial qualities from scrubs. Scrubs must be applied to damp skin. Allow it to soak in before your regular rub down using a scrubber. Rinse well and gently scrub with a towel. Apply a body lotion to finish off.

DIY Orange Peel Scrub

1 tbspn Orange Peel Powder

1 tspn Oatmeal Powder

1 tbspn Almond Powder

Mix the 3 ingredient and make a paste with rosewater and use.

DIY Greengram Scrub

10 tbspn Greengram Powder

2 tbspn Orange Peel Powder

5 tbspn Safflower Oil

Mix the ingredients well and add rosewater to make a paste and use on your body.

Hope you find the scrubs useful and please do leave behind your sweet comments.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011



                          Precious drops of olive or almond added to your bath water enhances a creamy, shiny and smooth skin. Aromatherapy is the use of scented essential oils. These oils help to i,prove circulation, soothe tiredness and even helps to fight infection. Rose, Lavender (my fav) and Chamomile are the best oils for relaxing. Inhaling essences like sandalwood and Chamomile is said to have a calming effect on the mind. All you need to do is add a few drops of your favorite oils into your bath water and bathe in it.

A Rich DIY Bath Oil

1 cup Olive Oil

1 tbspn Body Wash

1 cup Vegetable oil

1 tbspn Lemon Juice

Blend all the ingredients together. Store in a glass bottle and use 1-2 tbspn for your bath.

Monday, January 17, 2011



                       Hair is a woman's crowning glory. Since it is a precious beauty asset, it deserves good care. Your hair is an inseparable part of your face and it adds to your good looks. Well maintained tresses adds to your personality as well. So lets give our tresses a treat once in awhile with these 2 hair masks.

Fullers Earth Mask (For Oily Hair):-

Fullers Earth (Multani Mitti)- 4 tbspn

1/2 Lemon's Juice

Egg- 1

Shikakai Powder- 2 tbspn

Indian Gooseberry (Amla) Powder- 2 tbspn

Milk- as required to make a paste.

           Mix well all the ingredients and apply to moist hair. Leave it on to work for an hour or so. Shampoo off.

Banana Mask (For Dry Hair):-

Mashed Bananas- 6

Olive oil- 2 tbspn

Egg- 1

Shikakai Powder- 2 tbspn

Curd- as required to make a paste.

      Mix all the ingredients well and apply on moist hair. Leave it on for an hour or so. Shampoo off.


Ways to prevent foot problems:

Footbath:- A footbath with a dash of bath salts is an essential routine for relaxing and soothing feeling. It does away with aches, pains and odour problems. Use a pumice stone in a gentle to and fro movement and wash off loosened skin. Thoroughly dry your feet with a soft, fluffy towel and don't forget to dry between toes. Smooth on a rich foot cream.

Footwear:- The right way to select sensible and suitable footwear is to first measure both your feet separately. Try on footwear, stand up and take a stroll around the store. If your toes are squeezed in or begin to pinch, those shoes arent for you. Try on a different pair.
Most of your foot problems are triggered off by ill fitting footwear. Narrow shoes and stiletto heels must be avoided :D Ok Ok don't gimme a punch.

Foot Exercise:- Foot Exercises are designed to keep your feet supple, relax and soothe tiredness, aches and excruciating pains. The time spent on leg and foot exercise will go a long way to keep your feet and legs looking great and problem free too.

Soothing Foot Massage:- Your legs and feet also respond to regular pampering. Give them a soothing and relaxing yourself or get it done in a parlour. The guideline to a good massage is ''the better you feel, the better you are massaging it''

Pedicure:- A pedicure forms a part of your weekly routine and must be carried out religiously to keep your feet in pristine condition and problem free too. For a simple DIY pedicure click here.

Also read Part I & Part II

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Continued from Part I

Ingrown Toe Nails:- As the name suggests, the toe nails curve inwards and grow towards the flesh causing considerable pain.

Cause:- Incorrect technique of cutting and filling toe nails. Tight, closed shoes also cause the nails to turn under and grow.

Ingrown Toe nail in its initial stages can be eased by placing a cotton gauze between the nail and the skin.

Take professional help

Varicose veins:- Enlarged, twisted and green colored swollen veins are known as varicose veins. These can be found on legs.

Cause:- It is caused by sedentary occupation, obesity, poor circulation or the use of extremely tight clothing.

* Elevate your legs by resting on a couple of pillow

* Vitamin E reduces susceptibility to varicose veins

* A diet of Vitamin B and C helps to build strong muscles

* Adequate leg and foot exercise is advisable

Excessive Perspiration:- This is classified by one of the most common foot problems. The foul smell that emanates from your feet can be a source of embarrassment and uneasiness.

Causes:- The sweat glands do not function well. Sweat combines with bacteria and decomposition sets in.

* Footbath as often as possible

* Frequent changing of socks and footwear can combat this problem to a certain extent

* Dust foot with alum powder

* Use foot powder and foot spray as and when required

Dry, Tough Feet:- If you posses dry, tough feet, you are lacking in exercise and proper foot care.

* Footbaths are essential, follow it up with a generous application of cream

* At bed time, massage in a rich foot cream and don on a pair of old socks

* Exercise your feet regularly to improve circulation

Flat Footedness:- Feet that are absolutely flat without any arch whatsoever can be quite ugly.

* Exercise can help improve the arch of your foot

* Stand on tip toe and heave your entire body on your toes and lower. Start off 10 times and gradually increase

**All images are taken from google**
                                                                                                                                    To be continued....

Also read Part I & Part III




Negligence of your feet will soon project itself with painful, hard skin problem feet. Let's take a look at the common foot problems, their causes and remedial treatment.

Bunions:- Bunions are characterised by the painful thickening of skin. The big toe bends towards the other toes forming a painful lump on the side of the foot.

Cause:- It is basically caused by the use of ill-fitting, pointed footwear.


* Combine equal parts of iodine and castor oil on the bunions for temporary relief.

* Use a soothing lotion/gel for relief. Aloe vera is good for this problem.

* Consult your Chiropodist


Corns:- A painful thickening of the skin that can be recognized by its raised central core and red cuticles.

Cause:- It is caused by tight footwear and their continual pressure against your feet causes friction and irritation that leads to the formation of corns.


* Use a corn cap. A corn cap helps o loosen the hard centre of the corn.

* Dip a cotton bud into pure, undiluted lemon juice and keep on the corn. Saturate and rub gently a couple of times.

* Apply fresh orange peel paste to the hard corn skin. It helps to soften the skin in a short period of time.

* Can be removed surgically.


Calluses:- Thick, hard patches of skin found on the palms of hands and soles of feet are called callus.

Causes:- It is caused by regular pressure or friction in that particular spot.


* Slough off dead cells with a pumice stone/foot scrubber and massage in some castor oil.

* After bath, massage in some lanolin or lanolin based cream.

* Calluses are said to be effectively scrubbed away with an almond scrub.

* Apply warm olive oil to the callus and massage well for sometime.

* Equal quantities of glycerine, lemon juice and orange peel powder to be mixed well and applied for 1/2 an hour before scrubbing off

* Mix together castor oil and lemon juice and apply on the calluses to soften it.


Chilblains:- Chilblains are recognised by the red, itchy, irritating sensation near the heels and soles.

Cause:- It is caused by extremely cold weather or bad circulation of blood in the foot region.


* Soak feet in warm soapy water 10-15 mins. Rinse well and apply rich olive oil and massage well.

* Epsom salt foot bath is also beneficial

* Apply soothing lotions/gels like Aloe Vera.


Athlete's Foot:- Athlete's Foot is a fungal infection, which is found to be highly contagious. The fungus manifests itself between and under the toe region.

Cause:- Excess moisture between toes causes the skin to split and blister.

* Make it a point to keep the region between your toes always dry.

* Use anti-fungal solution like Suthol or a powder like Neosporin Powder.

* Change socks regularly

* Use a separate towel for your feet

* Discard socks and towels used, once you have been cured.

* In extreme cases, consult your doctor.

** All images are taken from random google search**

Also read Part II & Part III

Hand Exercises

               Loose flabby hands do not look good or feel good. Tighten up your loose-muscles and eliminate that roll of flab. Exercising can make your hands firm, smooth and lovely. Grab your racquet and take a shot at badminton or tennis. Badminton and tennis provide an excellent workout for firming up hand and wrist muscles. Here I have 3 exercises that will keep your hands and arms in good shape.
            *Clench your fists as tight as you can. Hold for a moment and throw open your fingers as wide as possible, stretching them to the utmost. Do both hands together and repeat 10 times.

            * Keeping your hands relaxed, rotate them from the wrists in circles, first clockwise and then anti-clockwise. Do 10 times with both hands in each direction.

              *Put hands straight in front of you, palms down and fingers pressed tightly together. Spring fingers apart as wide as possible. Repeat 10 times.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


10 gms for INR 249

Company Says:- All-in-one makeup that works like a foundation, a concealer n a compact, with sun protection. Its smooth application creates an even skin tone, conceals imperfections n blends easily for a matte effect, without caking or clogging pores.
*Foundation *Concealer *Matt Powder Finish- Yet Moisturising *UV Protection*

Ingredients:- Not Listed

Directions for use:- Not Available

My Opinion:- I am a very foundation person, I like to try out new ones these days. When Lotus Herbals was on offer I bought this foundation/concealer with the intention of using it as a concealer specially to make up a luscious nude lips and to cover up under-eye dark circles. Mine are not so dark so needs less coverage. This stick comes in a tube just like a lipstick so its very convenient to use on my lips and around my eyes. It gives medium coverage and feels light on my skin. I used it as a foundation and it didn't feel and look cakey and made up. This stick will be good for dry skin owners as it feels a little oily after application and will not suit very oily skin I suppose.
               Basically it is non fragrant and doesn't irritate my skin nor did I break out while using it. I tried to blend it with a foundation brush but didn't work for me so I used a sponge wedge to blend it into my skin though fingers work just as fine but I don't like to use my fingers. Needs fast and good blending like most concealers do. It gives UV protection so I can wear it on my bare cleansed skin. I don't find it turning into a matte powdery finish maybe because I have oily skin. Actually I have to dust it lightly with a loose translucent powder to set it. Spreads easily but using a brush gave streaks. Someone looking for high coverage please opt out of this product. And yes it gives me ultra sexy nude lips :D
See how well it blends

Pros:- Packaging is classy and convenient in a tube form, travel-friendly, blends into the skin, spreads easily, UV protective, I am not breaking out- using it every now and then

Cons:- Doesn't give matte powdery finish- but I am OK with it, ingredients not listed

            I rate this product 4.5 out of 5 and I will surely buy it again since I am happy with this product :D:D


                Hi Ladies, a sweet reader of my blog Priya has a couple of problems. Here is my stand on her problem.
 Priya Fashion Designer said...
HI dear.. i hv got a very severe prblm.. my face is oily.. but during winter its bcumng dry.. n skin bcumng vry uneven..n tough.. if i use a gud moisturiser thn again pimples comes out. plz suggest me some gud remedies. i also want some gud kind of home facial tips

               Hi PriyaFashion from what you are saying I am assuming that the T-zone of your face remains oily while the cheeks are drying up, that's a typical combination skin type. This is common in young girls like us. If this is your problem then use products for oily skin on T-zone and dry skin products on cheeks and neck. Use a gentle face wash or cleanser as per your choice, also moisturise accordingly. You can use a toner on your T-zone only if you are into toners. Check for dandruff and clear it if you happen to have it. Dandruff if left untreated can cause acne so be carefull. For tips on a home facial click here. If you want face pack recipes click here.

A cleansing mask for you-
Yogurt and Egg Mask:- 1 Egg's white and 4-5 tbspn yogurt

Beat the egg white until stiff and add yogurt and mix very well.
Apply all over face and neck. Wipe clean using a muslin cloth dipped in hot water, followed by the muslin cloth saturated in cold water.

*For oily skin: Add a tspn of lemon juice

*For dry skin: Add a tspn of honey to the above paste

*For combination skin: Make 2 portions of the paste, 1 with lemon juice for the T-zone and the other with honey for the rest of the face and neck.
Please help Priya with more beauty recipes for the specified problems. Thanks 

Beauty Properties of Orange

                  Orange is that tangy fruit that all of us love. Its full of Vitamins B n C and Calcium. This fruit from the citrus family has healing powers, it can combat acne. Regular use of Orange juice can heal acne and act as a natural bleach for your skin. It also has rejuvenating powers, cuts away the stale look of oily skin. Here I have a few 'Orange-y' recipes for you all:

* To Heal Acne: Mix together 2 tspn of Fuller's Earth, 1 tspn of orange peel powder, 1 egg, a few drops of lemon juice and 2 tspns of orange juice. Apply all over face and keep it on for 30 mins. Gently scrub off to remove but don't scrub over the acne. Regular use of this pack gives your skin a moist dewy look.

* To Combat Excessive Oiliness:- Mix together 1tspn gram flour, 1/2 tspn of sandalwood powder, 3 tspn orange juice and a little strawberry pulp. Apply all over the face and let it dry. Now scrub off and wash your face. It will give you a fresh and glowing complexion without the stale greasy look.

* To Remove Dullness:- Mix 1 tspn each of orange peel and ground apple peel. Also add to it the white of an egg, 1 tspn milk and 2 tspn of orange juice. Apply all over face and when dry, scrub to remove. Wash off. If used regularly it will impart a healthy glow to your face.

* To Remove Wrinkles n Freckles:- Mix together 2 tspn each of orange juice, grape juice/pulp, coconut milk, flour n sandalwood powder. Apply on your face and gently scrub till all the mask falls off your face.

* To Fade Black Spots:- Mix 2 tspn of gram flour, 1 tspn sandalwood powder, 1/4 tspn turmeric, 1 tspn orange peel powder, 2 tspn apple juice and 2 tspn of orange juice. Apply on your face and let it dry before scrubbing it off and washing your face.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Active Cleansing System

50 gms for INR 35

Company Says:- The first step to facial care for soft, smooth skin. For clean and soft skin that glows. Suitable for normal, dry, oily and combination skin types.

How it works:-
* Thoroughly cleanses without leaving slippery feeling on skin
* Cleans skin. 100% soap free** formula with rich lathe penetrates and removes deep rooted dirt, leaving your skin cleaner and smoother
* Gentle on skin. Active Cleansing System cleans gently and cares for your skin better than soap

Results:- Clean, soft, glowing skin

Usage:- Splash face with water and apply face-wash on face and neck. Rinse off. Pat dry. If face-wash gets into your eyes, rinse well with water.

** Soap free washing preparation with organic surface active agents.

Ingredients:- Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Perfume, Sodium, Carboxymethyl Cellolose, Titanium Dioxide, Methyl Paraben, Dimethiconol n TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, DMDM Hydantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propyl Paraben, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glycol Distearate

My Opinion:- The fragrance is so refreshing and mild like all other Pond's Face Washes. Because of this shivering cold my skin has turned from oily to combination type. This face-wash sounded good- 100% soap free, contain Glycerin and Vitamin E. It foams slightly and doesn't give a very rich lather. I wet my face and take a tiny blob of the face wash on my palm, add a few drops of water, foam it and apply it to my face and neck. It cleans off all makeup and also kajal (except Lakme Satin Kajal) very gently and leaves behind that mild scent identifies to Pond's. And on top of it I haven't broken out and also my T-zone doesn't become oilier or greasier.
                It consistency is that of a milky white gel and a little goes a long way. It gives my skin the claimed softness and smoothness and also the said glow- an added bonus. It removes eye/lip makeup without much effort and it has not been harsh on my skin. But I think this product will not work for my oily skin in the summers but for this winters its doing great. The packaging is pretty in white and leaf green, also the price is too good.

Pros:- 100% soap free, gentle on my skin, cheap, effective, does what it claims

Cons:- Contains Paraben

                I rate this product 4.5 out of 5. I am loving it right now and planning to use it all through the winters. Recommended for girls with dry skin.

EverYuth Skin Essential Moisturising Creme- REVIEW

EverYuth Skin Essential Moisturising Creme- REVIEW

120 gms for INR 80

Company Says:- EverYuth Skin Essential Moisturising Creme is enriched with a unique combination of Natural 'Skin Essential Oils' that helps replenish the natural oils and maintain the moisture level of your skin, giving your skin a smooth, nourished and non-greasy look. Natural 'Skin Essential Oils' are rich in EFA (Essential Fatty Acids), known for their proven skin softening and nourishing properties.

Ingredients:- Water, Liquid Paraffin, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerol Monostearate, n Poly Oxyethelene Stearate, Sunflower Oil, Fragrance, Wheat Germ Oil, Dimethicone, Apricot Kernel Oil, Aloe Vera, Almond Oil, Triethanalamine, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Imidazolidinyl, Urea, Lanolin, Vitamin E Acetate, Propyl Paraben, Disodium EDTA, BHT.

Directions for Use:- For smoother and softer skin, massage on to your face and neck, morning and night.

Suitability:- Suitable for all skin types.

My Opinion:- The severe cold in Delhi is turning my oily skin into combination skin :P So I thought of trying a couple of products suited for combination skin types. Actually after washing my cheeks felt a little stretched so I planned to try out this moisturising creme. On opening the tub I found out a protective foil on top, removed it and took in the fragrance, it smelt like almond oil, nice and mild. So I dug up a blob and initially thought that it had a heavy consistency and thick texture somewhat like Johnson's Baby Cream. But then when I started applying it on dots on my face and neck, I proved myself wrong. Surprisingly it was light and watery in texture, this I found out when I spread it all over my face and neck. It got absorbed into my skin real fast not leaving behind any greasiness.
              But after application the scent changed to that of fresh sunflowers- yuck- I hate it so much. This cream disappeared into my skin without effort and my skin felt light- no heaviness was noted. I haven't broken out and my T-zone hasn't become oilier or greasier. The cream evaporates and gives me the right kind of moisturising all day long. I like this product as it stays on for hours and gives me very soft skin. I had never used EverYuth Product before but my first brush with it is pleasant enough.

Pros:- Non-greasy, haven't broken me out, super cheap, very moisturising, does what it claims.

Cons:- No UV protection, contains Paraben, have to sanitize my hands before digging up a blob of this cream as it comes in a tub.

          I rate this product 4 out of 5. No its not a must have for me and I would prefer trying other brands.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Halitosis- Causes, Prevention , Treatment & Diet

             Halitosis or Bad Breath is an unpleasant odour of the mouth. Halitosis diminishes your self-confidence and is an embarrassing condition.

Cause:- It is caused by poor mouth hygiene, extensive tooth decay, gum disease, excessive smoking or improper diet.

Treatment:- Mouthwashes and rinses keep your breath only for short durations and do not provide a permanent solution. It is advisable that a dentist attends on you immediately. Any manufactured, chemically based mouth washes and rinses may be used only after consulting your dentist.

Some safe, excellent mouth washes and rinses:-
* To a glass of water, add the juice of a lemon and use as a rinse

* Chew a couple of cloves

* Gargle with mint juice
* Chew on a fresh orange peel for half an hour

* A little tamarind combined with salt cleans your tongue and reduces bad breath

* Mix equal quantities of vinegar and water and use as a rinse

* Gargle with rose water or the juice of rose petals

Prevention:- Proper oral hygiene including regular brushing with dental floss is the only way to prevent Halitosis.

Diet:- A varied diet of fresh fruits, Green Leafy Vegetables, Whole grain bread and meat will provide your teeth and gums with vitamins and minerals essential for dental health.
Treat yourself with juicy Pears, Apples, Carrots and Strawberries at the end of your meal. Vitamin 'A' is necessary for overall health of gums and teeth. Cut down on diets that are high in sugary contents. Remember to drink a glass of milk before brushing at night.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Final Look
Hi Lovelies, wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year (Belated) :-D I had gone on to warmer parts of our country after Delhi cooled down to freezing temperatures. Sorry for not posting this long and not commenting on your lovely blogs (read informative posts). I got to catch up with all of you :) 

So to start this new year I have a pink and silver nail art for you all. This is my 101st post and am so happy and thankful to you all for your love and support.

Coming back to my nail art, this time I tried my hand at the so-famous sponge technique. Here are the steps:-

Nude Pink

I prepared my nail by cleaning and buffing them and applied Colorbar Nail Treatment.

When it dried off I used a nude pink polish on my nails (Pink Kisses, Avon Simply Pretty). I applied 3 coats altogether and let it dry completely.

Now I poured out a little glittery purple polish (Sparkling Mauve, Street Wear). With the help of a makeup sponge I applied it on 1/3rd of my nails and let dry.

Again I poured out a little silver polish on a paper (Silver French Tip, Revlon) and dabbed the sponge with the polish and dabbed my nails with it, just the tips.
Sparkling Mauve on 1/3rd

Lastly I sealed it in with a top coat and yipee I am all done.

Though I was not satisfied with my work, my mom suggested that I should put it up here. Hope you like it and leave your sweet comments for my masterpiece :P ;)

Silver French Tips

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