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Bollywood’s Fashionista, Sonam Kapoor rocks a contrasting color combination with utmost ease!

Seen here in a Payal Khandwala ensemble, Sonam complemented green and blue toned outfit with tan colored Gucci bag and shoes. She wore earrings by Tachi and matched them with Cartier bracelets.

Isn’t she a breath of fresh air?
Sonam Kapoor in Payal Khandawal

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Bridal Makeup Essentials and Jewellery from #QHBCW17

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Syra Shehroz and Kent S. Leung at QHBCW17 - Chalay Thay Saath

QMobile and Hum TV Network rolled out the red carpet for the biggest and most sought after three day Bridal Couture Week in Karachi recently.

The bridal fashion extravaganza showcased the latest and best Pakistani bridal trends by leading fashion designers including Amir Adnan and Yasmin Zaman on the catwalk.

From stunning Lehengas intricately designed to reflect heritage and culture to fresh palettes of pastel colors exuding vibrancy and life, the bridal couture week was one of the most extravagant event in recent times.

Makeup trends were on point with full and thick brows to bold lips and smokey eyes by Nabila. Jewelry designers like Shafaq Habib and Samreen Vance showcased gold plated and sterling silver pieces studded with semi-precious stones.

With showstoppers and models looking regal and elegant, the Hum TV Bridal Couture week was choreographed by former supermodel Vaneeza Ahmed.

P.S. Brides-to-be, take ques from the stunning collections below and look your stylish and elegant best for your BIG day:)

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DIY Hair Oil Treatment

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DIY Hair Oil Treatment

Experiencing dry, dull or lifeless hair? Well, Hakuna Matata 🙂

Here’s a DIY Hair Oil treatment that has worked for me so I thought of sharing with you all..

– 2 ounces of cold pressed coconut oil

– 2 ounces of olive oil

– 2 ounces of almond oil

– 2 ounces of mustard oil

– 1 ounce of castor oil

– 1 tablespoon of Fenugreek seeds (adds shine, helps prevent dandruff and premature graying)

Boil all the above and let it cool. Store in a airtight container for upto 6 months.

When using, heat a small amount and apply it directly to the scalp and not hair. Massage well and leave it overnight. Wash the following morning with shampoo and conditioner.

I use this twice a week and seen amazing results so far!

Remember, for anything to work you have to be consistent!

Happy Hair days everyone!! 🙂

 

P.S. It does smell a bit like pickle, but for lustrous hair, we don’t really mind it! What about you? 😉

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7 Tricks From a Makeup Artist to Help You Look Younger | Bright Side

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7 Tricks From a Makeup Artist to Help You Look Younger | Bright Side

You can hardly find a woman who doesn’t want to stay young and attractive for as long as possible. But wrinkles and other changes don’t mean that beauty is a thing of the past.

We at Bright Side are pretty sure that women can look gorgeous at any age, and we asked a makeup artist to share tricks that will help emphasize your natural beauty and divert attention from the numbers in your passport.

 

Base

For mature women, it’s desirable to use a fine light-reflecting base. It fills wrinkles with fine shimmering particles and visually smoothes the skin’s texture.

Foundation

It’s best to use a medium (even closer to light) density foundation to avoid the effect of a mask. Our aim is to smooth the tone, give the skin a velvet texture and a well-groomed look, and hide minor imperfections.

Eyebrows

A beautiful and accurate eyebrow shape is a thing of extreme importance because it gives the face a well-cared for look. A pretty arch of the eyebrows and a properly selected color visually opens the eyes and makes the face look fresh. Try to avoid saturated black and gray colors — it’s preferable to use warm and cold-warm shades as they give you a younger look.

The eyelash line

Take a sharp pencil and draw a thin black line right in the top row of eyelashes. Don’t forget that it’s not an eyeliner — it’s a thin line in the eyelashes. It adds depth to the look, as well as expression and density to the eyelashes.

Shadows and sculpting

Apply shadows to the eyelids. On the inner corner of the eye we put a light shade and then a more intense one — for example, pale peach, lilac, pearl-pink, powdery, satin moon. Emphasize the outer corner with dark shadows: chocolate shades, deep rum, grayish-brown, or brown with a purple midtone are perfectly suitable. It’s better to apply dark shadows to the lower third of the eyelid in order not to make it look heavier and not to add age to your face. Don’t forget about face sculpting. We emphasize cheekbones and make them visually smaller.

Lip makeup

To make lip makeup last longer, use a professional lip pencil. It’s preferable to not only outline lips but also fill the entire surface with color. If you like gradients (ombré), cover the inner corners with a darker pencil. If you like matte lips, you can leave them as they are.

Finishing touch

To create a glossy effect, apply lipstick over the pencil: cover the middle of the lips with a lighter shade and the inner corners with a darker one. That’s how we keep the lip volume and the ombré effect. If you want the effect of wet lips, you can use a drop of transparent lip gloss in the middle.

Here’s the result:

Note that the purpose of makeup is not to “rejuvenate“ or ”confuse” the admirers — its aim is to help women of all ages emphasize their advantages and feel more confident.

Photographer Roman Zakharchenko ,
makeup artist Angelina Korsakova ,
model Lubov Shatokhina for BrightSide.me

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5 DIY Recipes for Glowing skin

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The festive season is here and all you gorgeous ladies are prepping up to look your best! We put together 5 simple and natural DIY homemade recipes that are guaranteed to give you that festive glow within a fraction of the price you would pay at an expensive beauty salon next door.

So get ready to shine like a million stars!

CITRUS MASK

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You need

1 egg white
1 tsp freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp sour cream (not fat-free)

Method

1. BEAT the egg white in a glass bowl until it is fluffy.
2. MIX the sour cream with the grapefruit and lemon juice together.
3. ADD the mixture to the egg white then apply it to a clean face.
4. LEAVE it for 15 minutes, then rinse off and dry your face.

Why it works: Lemon and grapefruit are rich in citric acid, AHA, that is a natural exfoliator and also powerful antioxidants. They both promote a smoother, brighter looking skin. This mask is ideal for oily skin.

CINNAMON CLEANSER

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You need

½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp powder milk
1 Tbsp freshly brewed chamomile tea
¼ tsp organic honey

Method: MIX the ingredients in a glass bowl to make a soft paste. Gently massage the paste onto wet skin. Leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse and dry your face.

Why it works: The combination of milk—lactic acid—that exfoliates; chamomile for soothing; and cinnamon, which stimulates the skin.

TOMATO EXFOLIATOR

You need

1 lg organic tomato
2 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp honey

Method: SMOOSH the tomato in a glass bowl, then mix in the brown sugar and honey. Gently massage the mixture on your face and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse and dry your face.

Why it works: Lycopene in tomato is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals; brown sugar is a great exfoliator.

STRAWBERRY FACE PACK

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You need

5-6 ripe strawberries
1 Tbsp of olive oil
2 Tbsps of honey

Method: MASH ripe strawberries completely to get a smooth paste. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to clean face and wash once it dries.

Why it works: Strawberries contain salicyclic acid that helps slough away dead skin cells and makes the skin soft and smooth. It also helps to lighten dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

AVOCADO FACE MASK

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You need

1 ripe Avocado
1 tsp of yoghurt
Few drops of lemon juice

Method: Mix mashed ripe avocado with a teaspoon of yoghurt and few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mixture all over face and wash with cold water after twenty minutes. This face mask can be stored in air tight jar if made in quantity.

Why it works: Rich in potassium, avocado face mask nourishes the skin and helps maintain its glow and health.

Glowing skin was never this easy!!

Try out these simple homemade masks and sparkle like a diamond this festive season!

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The PERFECT DIET to prevent Hair Loss

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Who wants long, thick and lustrous hair? Well, if you’ve always craved for those shiny and perfect locks, then the first thing to keep in check is the diet you consume. ‘You are what you eat‘ is an age old saying that has its roots in ancient wisdom. So why not go back to eating the right diet to own those gorgeous and lustrous locks?

We’ve put together a list of the best seven foods that prevent hair loss to include in your meals. Take a look below!

Beans

Beans and bean sprouts have the power to help you grow longer and thicker hair. This is because it has silica in it, which is an important nutrient for hair growth. Silica helps absorb minerals and vitamins, which we consume everyday. And the hair follicles need silica to help absorb the same, or else the vitamins and minerals we consume wouldn’t be of much help.

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Seafood

Fish and seafood items are must-have’s on the list of perfect diet to prevent hair loss. This is because of the essential omegas in them and the content of sulphur too. In addition to that, seafood has zinc in it which can be useful for the hair to gain its strength. The follicles are taken care of by being nourished by the minerals in seafood too. Hormones are kept in check and the vitamins are absorbed as well.

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Dry Fruits And Nuts

Instead of having sugary stuff, satisfy your sweet cravings with dry fruits and nuts. This is because the mineral content in them is high. You have sulphur, iron and biotin in dry fruits and nuts along with vitamin E as well, which can help with scalp blood flow and circulation too. this in turn ensures that the hair follicles are cared for and that the hair strands grow stronger too.

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Eggs

An egg a day to consume is good for your hair, because of the high levels of protein and keratin it has in it. The biotin too in an egg can encourage the growth of hair, and stops hair loss. Moreover, eggs help produce plenty of keratin and sulphur for the hair, which stops hair loss.

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Oats

Start your day with a bowl of porridge, because oat porridge can help maintain the luster, shine and strength of your hair, and also give your body the much needed energy for the day too. Oats also helps add more melanin and color to your hair as well. This in turn also brings in more minerals to the hair, for example magnesium and potassium, phosphorus too, which helps as super strengthening agents for the hair.

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Lean Meat

For those who are non-vegetarians, lean meat can help prevent hair fall and hair loss, which is why it tops the list as one of the foods to eat for hair loss prevention. The iron content found in the meat is very high and can be easily absorbed into the hair follicles too. This also helps create haemoglobin in the blood which carries oxygen to the various tissues and organs in the body. Lean meat has sulphur in it which can be absorbed easily by the hair follicles and also improves blood flow too. Moreover, the presence of B3 in lean meat and vitamin A in it helps with strengthening the hair strands as well.

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Source: healthydietbase.com

Berries

Plenty of antioxidants and vitamins in it along with minerals too, berries in dark red to very dark forms are best to eat or have in a diet to stop hair fall naturally. You can have them solo or raw, cooked or as toppings for a dessert and the taste remains the same with plenty of care for the hair given.

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Try incorporating these seven yummy foods in your diet and let us know which one is your favorite!!

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Festive Makeup Tutorial – Get Ready with Us

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Wedding receptions, colorful festivals, birthdays parties and more celebrations!! It’s that time of the year again where all you beautiful ladies are stocking up on glamorous dresses and sparkling accessories to match on various occasions….But wait! Are you anxious about how you’re going to get the perfect party makeup that will get everyone drooling over your look? Well, we’re here to help and we’ve found a great tutorial for all you gorgeous ladies who want to look your best on every occasion! Whether it’s a party or a wedding reception, this simple, easy and glamorous makeup tutorial will have you ready to go!

 


Courtesy: Kaushal Beauty

 

 

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Deepika Padukone At Grand Finale of LFW 2016 in Sabyasachi Saree

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Deepika Padukone In Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree at LFW2016

Deepika Padukone is the epitome of grace and grandeur at Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s winter festive collection at Lakme Fashion week grand finale. The star looks ethereal in a royal saree which needs no jewelry and a bold dark lip is the perfect winter makeup trend we’re gushing over. Thumbs up to this beauty for getting her look bang on! What you think?

Deepika Padukone In Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree at LFW2016
Deepika Padukone In Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree at LFW2016
Deepika Padukone In Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree at LFW2016
Deepika Padukone In Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree at LFW2016
Deepika Padukone In Sabyasachi Mukherjee Saree at LFW2016

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Beauty Benefits of Green Tea for Skin and Hair

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Beauty Benefits of Green tea

Initially, green tea was popular in China and used medicinally for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression. Nowadays, people from all over the world consume green tea for its numerous health benefits.

It contains a high amount of antioxidants as well as enzymes, amino acids and phytochemicals like polyphenols. It also has B vitamins, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium and caffeine.

In addition to its health benefits, green tea has an impressive list of skin and hair care benefits. To enhance your beauty, you can use green tea in your beauty masks. Also, drink a few cups of this popular beverage daily.

Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

Here are the top 10 beauty benefits of green tea for skin and hair.

IMPROVES SKIN COMPLEXION

Green tea improves your skin complexion by flushing out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes, reduces scars and inflammation. It even improves skin’s elasticity.

  1. Cut open 2 used green tea bags and scoop out their contents.
  2. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
  3. Mix in a little lemon juice.
  4. Apply it on your face and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  6. Use this face mask once or twice a week.

 REDUCES PUFFY EYES AND DARK CIRCLES

The antioxidants and tannins (an astringent) in green tea help treat puffy eyes as well as dark circles. They help shrink blood vessels underneath the delicate skin around the eyes. This in turn reduces swelling and puffiness.

In addition, the vitamin K in green tea helps lighten dark circles under the eyes.

  1. Put 2 used green tea bags in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the cold tea bags on your closed eyelids.
  3. Sit back and relax for 15 minutes.
  4. Use this remedy twice daily until you are satisfied with the results.

FIGHTS SIGNS OF AGEING

Green Tea has anti-ageing and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of ageing such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process.

In addition, it helps fight prevent skin cancer.

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of ground green tea leaves and a little turmeric powder. Apply it on your face and neck. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Use this face mask once or twice a week.
  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea and a few drops of water to make a paste. If you have dry skin, add 1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea and ½ teaspoon each of extra-virgin coconut oil and warm water. Apply it on your face, leave it on until it dries completely, then rinse it off with warm water. Do this a few times a week.

TREATS ACNE AND PIMPLES

The catechins in green tea are antibacterial agents that help fight acne-causing bacteria. Catechins even help regulate hormonal imbalances in the body, one of the key causes of acne.

In addition, anti-inflammatory property of green tea helps reduce the redness and inflammation brought about by acne.

  1. Mix ¼ cup each of freshly brewed green tea and water.
  2. Use a cotton ball to apply this solution on the affected area.
  3. Allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
  4. Do this twice daily until you have acne-free skin.

WORKS AS A SKIN TONER

Green tea works as a natural toner for your skin, it helps draw out impurities, reduces large pores and gives your skin a nice healthy glow.

It even helps keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for healthy skin.

  1. Brew 2 cups of green tea and allow it to cool.
  2. Add a few drops of any essential oil of your choice.
  3. Put the solution in a clean spray bottle.
  4. Spray the solution on your face or apply it with a cotton ball twice daily.

People with skin conditions, such as psoriasis and rosacea, can also use this solution.

STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH

Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidants that promote hair growth. The catechins in it have 5-alpha-reductase inhibiting properties that help block DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), one of the key causes of hair loss.

It can even promote the growth of new hair and prevent common problems like dry scalp and dandruff.

  1. After washing your hair, rinse it with cool, freshly brewed green tea. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it out with cool water. Do this 2 or 3 times a week for a couple of months.
  2. Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea daily to enjoy strong and beautiful hair

Green Tea is a beauty potion that everyone must definitely try!!

For a more comprehensive guide on the Health benefits of Green Tea, visit Health and Fitness Shops.

With such a plethora of benefits, we won’t be surprised if you fall in love with green tea!! Enjoy! 🙂

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