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How to get ready for a holi party?

The festival of colors, playfulness, and fun is here. And so are skin and hair troubles if you have not prepared well for it. The chemical in colors have a bad effect on our skin, hair, and body. Thus to really enjoy Holi without any harmful after effects, it is important to prepare yourself.

Oil and Moisturise your skin

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The simplest and easiest way to guard your skin against the colors is to apply some oil before your moisturiser. Now that may sound a bit greasy but here is a smart way to apply it. Have your bath before going to play Holi (yes do it, even if you don’t like it), and as you finish your bath before drying up just apply mustard oil or coconut oil all over your wet body. This way, the oil will get in your skin and you will not feel greasy. After applying the oil, dry your body as usual and then use lotion or moisturiser. Be generous with the body lotion as it will prevent the colors and chemicals to get in your skin.

Wash dry and oil your hairs

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You can do this the night before Holi or in the morning before stepping out to play colors. While many people avoid washing hair before going to play Holi, thinking it will anyways get dirty. But the pre-dirt mixed with colors damages your hair, making it rougher. Thus, wash and condition your hair well. Also, apply significant amount of coconut oil or olive oil in your hair. This will prevent colors from settling down on your scalp.

Paint the nails

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One of the biggest aftermaths of Holi colors is on the nails that often are left in unappealing multi-colored nails. To avoid this, apply double coat of good-quality nail paint on the nails of your hands as well legs. After playing with colors, you can just use the thinner to remove the nail paint and your nails will be as beautiful as they were earlier.

Put some makeup on

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Make special efforts to use waterproof makeup so that it stays until you finish celebrating. Apply a layer of waterproof base on your face and neck to ensure that the colours do not stick to the skin. For your lips, slather on a lip guard and a good quality long stay lipstick. If you do not like dark shades, go for a natural shade kiss-proof lip colour.

So, follow these tips to save yourself from the onslaught of Holi colours around. With these tips, get ready to enjoy this Holi with a complete festive spirit!

Say Bye-Bye to Tanned Skin

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Hola Ladies!

Today we address one of the most important problems thats been troubling us women since forever – a terrible case of Tanned Skin!

Not to worry, this weekend try out these never-failing Home Remedies and come Monday you’ll be as good as New!

REMEDY #1

TOMATO + YOGURT + LEMON JUICE

  • Pour the Tomato Pulp into a bowl.
  • Squeeze in your Lemon.
  • Add your Yogurt into the mix.
  • Apply this pack keep it for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it off with some cold water.
  • Apply moisturizer.

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REMEDY #2

OATMEAL + BUTTERMILK + HONEY

  • Pour the Oatmeal into a container.
  • Now add your Buttermilk.
  • Mix in your Honey.
  • Apply the pack on your face, arms and legs.
  • Keep it for 15 to 20 minutes and then Wash off with cold water.
  • Apply moisturizer.

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REMEDY #3

GLYCERINE + SUGAR + LEMON JUICE

  • Take the Lemon Juice in a bowl.
  • Add Sugar to it.
  • Now add your Glycerin to it.
  • Apply the pack as a scrub and gently use an upward massaging motion to rub.
  • Repeat the scrubbing for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse off the pack with water.

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Try these Face Masks for a Clear, Tan-Free Skin! And let us know how our Home Remedies worked out for you 🙂

Look Good When You Don’t Feel So Great

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Invited for a party or getting to work after a weekend. But you have a cold and look as bad as you feel— itchy, irritated eyes; swollen eyelids at half mast; a bright red nose; and dry, cracked lips.  But you can’t stay in bed.  Commitments and responsibilities require you to get up and get going.

I bet we’ve all been here at some point in time.. So what can you do? How do you go about getting out of your comfy bed for the commitments you’ve made.

Once you’re up, it’s a question of bath or shower.  A bath can be wonderfully soothing, but if time is short and you must shower, make it comfortably hot and steamy to help clear your sinuses.  Let the water run over your neck and shoulders to limber you up further.

After a bath or shower, apply your favourite moisturising lotion as a protection against the drying effects of winter weather and central heating.  While you’re at it, don’t forget to apply a light film of protective lotion on your face.

Good eye drops will relieve irritated eyes and help red eyes look less aggravated.  Cold compresses made from tea bags steeped in ice-cold water are good for swollen eyelids and puffiness under your eyes.

Go light on breakfast but don’t skip it, even if you’re not hungry. You need it for energy.  For something light, try juice and toast.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth — fresh breath makes you feel fresh all over. Even if you don’t feel like it, flash yourself a smile in the bathroom mirror; even a practice grin can perk up your mood.

If you’re really feeling sick, you probably won’t want to wear makeup and perhaps ought to stay home altogether. But if you absolutely must go out, makeup is next and so essential to looking and feeling the best you can.

Now that you’re relatively ready to get dressed, it time for some fashion therapy.  It’s important to think of clothes power as a way of boosting your spirit.  Now is not the time to wear your sloppiest, thrown-together outfit simply because you don’t feel good.  Instead, wear a favourite, comfortable yet sharp looking outfit — one you often get compliments on.

Yes, you can cough or sneeze into your elbow, but better yet, take a nice handkerchief with you and use that to cover your nose and mouth if you cough or sneeze.  Bring an ample supply of lotion-treated tissues for blowing your nose and throw them away immediately after using.

Most of all, think positively.Face the day with a smile and if you’ve followed these tips,people may not even know that you have a cold.

10 BEST OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TIPS TO WAKE UP PRETTY!!

10 BEST OVERNIGHT BEAUTY TIPS

Sleeping Beauty had the right idea…after all, who doesn’t want to sleep for a hundred years and wake up looking flawless? Though Aurora’s story may be a fairytale, there’s still hope for those of us living in the 21st century. Today, I’m sharing 10 overnight beauty tips that will help you wake up with soft skin, bright eyes, perfect waves and more. The best part? All of the magic happens while you slumber, giving a whole new meaning to the term “beauty sleep.”

1.) Soften

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For a pampering overnight treatment, apply Vaseline to the soles of your feet and put on socks before you sleep. The socks help bind the moisture to your feet and you’ll wake up to soft, smooth soles. Now all you need is a pair of strappy heels to show them off…

2.) Smooth


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Nail beds looking dry? Apply cuticle cream or oil before you sleep and slip on gloves afterwards. You’ll wake up to healthy, hydrated nail beds. Now you just have to decide on the perfect polish color…

3.) Create waves


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To wake up with perfect waves, simply shower at night and style your hair before bed. Allow your strands to air dry until they’re damp, and run some light styling crème through with your fingers. Depending on your hair type and what kind of waves you prefer, you can either sleep in braids or twist your hair into buns. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Bed head has never looked so good.

4.) Moisturize


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Ladies with dry skin, take note: A humidifier might just change your skin forever. Turn one on before you sleep (this works best during colder months when the air is drier) and let it work its magic. It instills the air with moisture, which in turn helps plump your skin and keep it hydrated.

5.) Prevent wrinkles

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Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can cause creases on your skin and create wrinkles. Instead, pamper yourself by investing in a silk or satin one. It will lessen the pressure on your skin and help prevent hair breakage.

6.) Whiten teeth

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For an easy DIY whitening treatment, try brushing some baking soda to your pearly whites right before bed. Leave the mixture on for 5-6 minutes and make sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards. This is a perfect PM beauty treatment because in the waking hours, you would normally have to wait about 50 minutes before eating or drinking anything afterwards. Just make sure you are only doing this once a week; any more, and the acid in baking soda can wear down your tooth enamel.

7.) Brighten


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It’s best to apply any face products that have brightening ingredients like retinol and vitamin C in them at night. Sunlight can actually deactivate them and prevent them from working to their fullest potential.

8.) Lengthen lashes

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Give your fluttery fringe some loving with a DIY lash lengthening treatment. The secret ingredient? Castor oil. This natural oil is rich in super-hydrating omega-6 fatty acids, which help moisturize your lashes and prevent breakage. Using a clean spoolie, gently brush the castor oil through your lashes each night. In the morning, just rinse with warm water and wash your face as usual. You should notice healthier lashes in just a few weeks!

9.) Repair


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Smooth a leave-in conditioner into your locks before you snooze to wake up to shiny, soft strands. Applying it in the evening gives treatment more time to penetrate into your hair cuticles for optimum moisture. (For a great natural alternative, try coconut oil.)

10.) De-puff


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If you constantly wake up with puffy, swollen eyes, try this simple switch: Add an extra pillow and sleep on your back. This will allow the fluids around your eyes to drain easier and keep the puffiness to a minimum.  And of course, don’t forget your eye cream. Look for creams that list caffeine as one of the ingredients—it will help keep fluids moving.

Stay beautiful! shop all your beauty products here!!!

Your Guide to DRY SHAMPOO

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With Winter upon us, I’m sure we all have those lazy days when a Head-Wash seems to be our biggest nightmare! Getting up from our cosy blankets is a task in itself, let alone feel the chilly water run down our spines!

But looking good is a constant endeavor and Hair most definitely can make or break a look!

So a solution for those hair-wash woes? Dry Shampoo you silly 🙂

HOW TO USE DRY SHAMPOO

  • If you use a spray bottle of dry shampoo, hold it 6 inches from your head and spray.
  • Brush your hair so the dry shampoo is distributed down the length of the hair shafts.
  • Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the dry shampoo to absorb the oil from your hair. If you have particularly oily hair, it may take a little longer.
  • Turn your head upside down and brush out all of the excess powder. You can use a hair dryer to help the process along.

HOW TO USE

BEST DRY SHAMPOOS AVAILABLE IN INDIA 

Here is our list of favourites:

  • Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo
  • Loreal Professional Tecni Art Fresh Dust Shampoo
  • Schwarzkopf got2b Rockin It Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo
  • Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Matte Dry Shampoo

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D-I-Y DRY SHAMPOO 

If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to go and buy a new one from the shop, just try our home-made recipe to cook up a storm! This also works if you’re on a budget!

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So Lovelies, take up this head-wash shortcut and we promise you’ll never look back!

Also, tell us how this worked for you in the comments section below!

Home-Made Skin Solutions

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Beauty starts from a radiant, glowing skin! I think we all can agree with that. Waking up to humongous zit or pimple on your face is probably the most painful thing.

We at Voonik, tried out some supremely interesting home-made solutions for every skin type. The results were beyond amazing! So here we are bringing you the best of DIY skincare solutions and we are certain your skin will never be the same again!

The Problem: Aging Skin 

The Fix: A decadent, antioxidant packed cocoa mask replenishes moisture and gives your skin a restored, youthful appearance.

The Recipe: 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon sour cream, 1teaspoon honey and 1 egg white. Apply this mixture all over your face and wait for it to dry up.

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The Problem: Oily Skin

The Fix: Regulate your skin’s PH Level with apple cider’s high level of alpha-hydroxy acids and remove excess oil.

The Recipe: 3 teaspoons ground oats, 1/4 teaspoon apple cider, 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar. Apply this to a freshly cleansed skin and leave it on for 10minutes.

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The Problem: Environmental Damage

The Fix: Detox your face with a soothing berry mask. Anti-oxidants in blueberries protect the skin against free radials and repairs previous damage.

The Recipe: 1 teaspoon crushed ripe blueberries, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1teaspoon cucumber juice, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of water. Let this mixture sit on your skin for 15-20minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.

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The Problem: Acne-Prone Skin

The Fix: Cook up a marvelous white tea skin toner with influences all the way from Eastern Asia.

The Recipe: 1 teaspoon peppermint tea leaves, 4 teaspoons of white tea leaves, 1/2 cup of boiled water and 2 drops of lavender oil.Let this steep for 10minutes before pouring it into a glass container. Then combine this with aloe vera gel and store in the refrigerator before spritzing.

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The Problem: Dry Skin Patches 

The Fix: Coconut milk is loaded with hydrating, healthy fats and ginger decreases inflammation and detoxifies skin.

The Recipe: 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste and 1/2 cup brown rice blended into a paste in a blender. Rub this mixture on your skin in a circular motion with your hands, it works as a very effective scrub.

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Say Bye-Bye Skin Care Problems and Hello to Glowing, Radiant Skin! 

Try out these DIY solutions and let us know your reviews about the same! 

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Don’t ya wanna look slim in photographs?

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An unflattering photo is enough to leave us annoyed, making our confidence levels come crumbling down. Being photogenic can certainly be learned with a few simple tips.

  • To appear thinner on the face, put your tongue on the roof of your mouth while smiling.
  • Stick out your chin slightly, to avoid looking like you have a double chin.
  • If hair is left open, keep one section in front of the shoulder and the other behind the shoulder.
  • If hair is tied, make sure it isn’t too tight, as it will make your face appear larger and severe.
  • Angle your shoulders/body sideways with one foot in front of the other for a trimmer appearance.
  • When wearing shorter sleeves or sleeveless, be aware of the angle that enlarges/widens the arms making it appear unflattering. Try to place the hand on the hip or elsewhere.
  • Dress well with proper lingerie as this sets the foundation.
  • If sitting in photos, cross your legs at the ankles and keep it at the back or at the side.
  • Let no one take pictures from below as it can make your lower looks huge.

Your very Own D-I-Y Diwali

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As we begin the Diwali countdown, coming up with original innovative ideas for our very own personalized Diwali gets more and more important. But before you start panicking, fear not as we are here to save the day!

The first of many DIY Diwali posts to come, this one talks about particularly easy DIY techniques for the beginner. So this Diwali instead of buying over-priced junk decor from the market, make your own and inspire the one’s around you by your creativity.

And of course, doing your own DIY means recycle and reuse of previously owned scraps, for which you definitely deserve a genuine pat on the back!

The Fruity Candle 

Make candles in fruit peels like orange to have a beautiful looking and smelling candle. To perfect this candle, don’t forget to cut out an edgy shape towards the top of the fruit.

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Paper-Cup Lamps 

If you like DIY projects then get creative with old paper cups. Paint them or just buy the fancy ready-printed one’s from your local grocery mart. Add a light bulb to it and create a chain or simply make hole in the centre of the cup’s bottom and string it along fairy lights.

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Diwali Goodie Bowl 

This Diwali gift some sweetness packed in these recycled papier mache bowls made out of scraps of newspaper, handmade paper and fabric scraps. Use this innovative bowl for giving away goodie boxes or just use it to keep plain simple candy for the kids.

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Cinnamon Stick Candles 

What if you could create awesome rustic looking candles which also smelled heavenly? All you need are unscented candles, cinnamon sticks and some twine. Placed single or grouped together, tie them around the candle and no doubt these will be the highlight of your Diwali decor.

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Cardboard Rangoli 

Okay Rangoli with colors has become an easy affair now thanks to the ready made kits and stencils available in the Market. But if you want to create a portable, recycled and simple rangoli design idea then this awesome idea for you. Make the design on cardboard with appropriate colours and then cut out the exact shape and make something that can be used over and over again. Recycled Rangoli! Isn’t that just a dream!

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SeaShell Candle 

Remember all those seashells you have been collecting from your trips to Goa, it is the time to put them to some beautiful use with these candles. Set the candles in the seashells and you’ll be the talk of your home guests till the next Diwali is knocking on your door!

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So lovelies, try out these kitschy ideas and stay tuned for more!

With a week left for Diwali (give or take a couple of days), you’ve gotta hurry up and get crafting with us!

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Ageing gracefully!

There are so many times when we feel like life is zipping by too fast. Here is a quick video that really made me step back, enjoy the moment and embrace the ageing process.

What advice would you give to people 5 years younger than you?

Mine would be: to believe in yourself and work towards the dream

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