Saturday, November 20, 2010

Home Made Lotions Can Do Wonders

Homemade Moisturizing Lotion For Dry Skin:

• Mix six-teaspoon petroleum jelly, two-teaspoon glycerin and two-teaspoon lemon juice. Apply this moisturizing lotion at least twice a week if you have dry and flaky, arms and legs.

Homemade Lotion For Sunburns:

• Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half-a-teaspoon glycerin and half-a-teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time.

Homemade Lotion for Cracked Heels:

• If you have cracked heels, melt paraffin wax; mix it with little mustard oil and apply on the affected area. Leave it overnight. After 10 or 15 days, your heels will become smooth.

• For cracked heals, massage the foot with coconut oil and keep the foot in warm water for some time. Wipe the water off the feet and apply a mixture of hibiscus flower (10), Henna (1 handful) and juice of half a lemon. When dry wash it off.

Body Massage Oil:

• Massage your body with a mixture of coconut oil and any of your favourite scented oils like lavender or rosemary.

Homemade Moisturizer For Rough Palms For Your Hands:

• For rough palms, use a mixture of glycerin and limejuice in equal proportion.

How To Remove Scars On Your Hands And Feet:

• Remove scars on your hands and feet by rubbing them with lemon peel.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nourish your face for winter

Sitting in front of the heater, radiators, can actually dry up your skin especially if you don’t drink enough water. So make sure you keep up your water levels up! If you feel that winter is getting the better of you then try these stirring up masks at home, to perk up your skin

* Avocado mask is ideal for dry skin that becomes very irritated in the winter, nourishing your skin and providing a whole range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and softening agents to fight winter dryness. Mash the flesh of avocado with a fork, add a touch of extra-virgin olive oil, and apply this smooth, fragrant mixture onto your face.

* An egg white mask is good for oily skin with large pores. This mask will refresh and tighten your oily skin and will make it look much healthier than before. In the winter, it will create a natural barrier to protect your skin from harsh winds and frost.

* Smooth a beaten egg yolk all over your face, let rest for half-an-hour, and rinse with water.

* An oatmeal mask is great remedy to beat cold wind; your face should feel very soft, refreshed, and healed.Mix together in equal proportions raw oatmeal flakes, egg yolk and honey. Keep the mask on your face for about 20 minutes, wash with lukewarm water, and pat dry.

* This banana mask is great for those who have combination skin and suffer from winter elements. It will smooth, soften, moisturize and nourish your skin whenever necessary and will make you forget about the cold, harsh, and nasty winter outside. Mix mashed banana with fresh sweet cream and apply all over your face for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Best lines said by a Man

When I was born, A Woman was there to hold me: My Mother

As I grew up, A woman was there to care & play with me: My Sister

I went to school, A Woman was there to help me learn: My Teacher

I got depressed when I lost, A Woman was there to offer a shoulder: My Girlfriend

I needed a companionship & love, A Woman was there for me: My Wife

I became tough, A Woman was there to melt me: My Daughter

When I will die, A Woman will be there to absorb me in: My Motherland

If you are a Man, value every Woman.


If you are a Woman, feel Proud to be one.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Money Talks


1. No point using your limited life to chase unlimited money. 

2. No point earning so much money you cannot live to spend it.  

3. Money is not yours until you spend it.  

4. When you are young, you use your health to chase your wealth; when you are old, you use your wealth to buy back your health. The only difference is that it's too late by then.

5. How happy a man is, does not depend on how much he has, but how little he needs. 
6. No point working so hard to provide for the people you have no time to spend with.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water is one of the best natural drinks Mother Nature has packed for us within the kernel of coconut, this natural water is not only tasteful refreshing drink but can be considered as one of the best natural health drinks from herbal world. Here are some health benefits of coconut water:-

Health Benefits of Coconut Water
  • Drinking coconut water keeps the body cool and at the proper temperature.
  • Coconut Water is an Antibacterial. Coconut water contains monolaurin, an antiviral, antibacterial and antiprozoal monoglyceride that is used to kill lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, cytomegalovirus, flu and various pathogenic bacteria.
  • Coconut water is great at reducing vomiting. People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments that are known to induce vomiting drink coconut water to settle the stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a hangover.
  • Coconut helps in keeping check over urinary infections. It is very effective in treating kidney and urethral stones.
  • Coconut water is very effective in treating intestinal disturbances in infants. It kills intestinal worms.
  • Making coconut a part of the daily diet is recommended for those who have been troubled by kidney stones. When taken along with mediation, it helps break up the stones, making it easier for the body to push them out.
For all those people who are trying to lose weight, drinking coconut water would prove quite useful. This is because the drink increases the rate of metabolism, thus aiding weight loss

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How To Know Your Skin Type

Do you have Normal, Dry or Oily Skin? Oh!! You don’t know your skin type… It will be really difficult for you to choose any skin products without knowing its type. Do not worry here you will find a very simple method to identify your skin type. You can find it at home easily.

* Wash your face with mild soap or face wash. Pat it dry with a soft towel.

* Now wait for an hour and do not apply anything on your face. Do not go in very hot or cold climate. For better result stay at home.

* Take tissue paper and press on different spots of your face. For better results use separate piece of tissue onto each area of your face like chin, cheeks, forehead, nose.

* After few minutes examine each tissue and look for any residue on it.

* Oily Skin – The tissue will stick to your face and have oily spots. Your face will look shiny specially nose, chicks and forehead.

* Dry Skin – The tissue will not stick and will not have any oily spots. After washing your face, you feel stretched skin i.e. tight and dryness in skin is observed.

* Combination Skin – If tissue sticks in your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). It is oily as well as dry mix. T-zone part of face is oily and rest is dry.

* Normal Skin – Face looks neither too oily nor too dry. Skin looks very bright and is blemish free. Hardly 20% of women have this skin type.


Avoid testing your skin when you have applied oil to your hair. As oil gets spread over the forehead and it may give wrong impression as oily skin. So test your skin when your hair is oil-free.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A New Day

This is the beginning of a new day.
I have been given this day to use as I will.
I can waste it, or use it.

I can make it a day long to be remembered
for its joy, its beauty and its achievements,
or it can be filled with pettiness.

What I do today is important because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever,
but I shall hold something which I have traded for it.
It may be no more than a memory, but
if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price.
I want it to be gain not loss, good not evil,
success not failure.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Why do we shout?

One day a saint asked his disciples, 'Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?'

The disciples thought for a while and one of them said, 'We shout when we lose our calm.'

'But, why shout when the other person is just next to you?' asked the saint.
'Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you're angry?'

The disciples gave some other answers but none of them satisfied the saint.

Finally he explained, 'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through the great distance created.'

Then the saint asked, 'What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, why? Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small.'

The saint continued, 'When they start loving each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, they only whisper and get even more closer to each other. Finally they do not whisper, they only need to look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they are in love.'

MORAL: When you argue do not let your hearts get distant, do not say words that could increase the distance between each other, else there will come a day when the distance will be so great that you will not find the path to return.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Strength Within

"Forces against us can never be more powerful than the force within us. God never gives us anything that we can't handle. Trust god and work hard."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

6 Little Things Girls Do That Guys Love

1. Have nice-smelling hair. It's well-known to the entire male kingdom that girls smell nice -- way nicer than boys. When he gets a whiff of your orange-blossom shampoo, you send all kinds of tingles down to his....well, you know.

2. Touch him unexpectedly. Arm, lower back, ears, hair, jawline, some place lower...use your imagination.

3. Look sexy, not slutty, when you go out with him. When he can tell every dude in the room is checking you out and envying him for nabbing a hot girl like you, he feels proud as a peacock. When you wear something TOO revealing and go around nabbing every guy in the room, he just feels pathetic.

4. When you ask him to lift something heavy. Hey, maybe you could lift it on your own, but that's no fun! Let him feel macho when he moves that futon six inches closer to the wall.

5. Order a real drink. Cosmos, apple-tinis and white zin? Cute, but totally expected. Bourbon, beer or scotch? Totally badass. And hot.

6. Hang out with his friends. If you're the kind of laid-back chick who can plop down on the couch with his buddies with no problem, or work a crowd at a party he throws, he'll thank his lucky stars he has a cool, go-with-the-flow girl who can take care of herself.

What does your guy love when you do, Lovelies? And guys, what would you add?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

14 Things You Should Never Say To a Guy

Glamour Magazine posted 14 things you should never say to a guy. They asked a few men to spill the details on the phrases guys dread. I found the list quite amusing and I'm sure you will too!

Can you TiVo the game? I need to watch the finale of The Bachelor live.


Your best friend is seriously hot.

I can’t stand your mother.

Actually, you’re not the best I’ve ever had.

Last night I thought about my ex while we were having sex.

Maybe you should pick up some Rogaine.

I read your texts while you were in the shower.

My cat’s really my number one.

Oh, your brother’s single now?

I really wish you’d shave your back.

I’ve always dreamed of a 300-guest wedding in a castle, haven’t you?

My mother is going to visit and stay with us for an entire week.

It’s a shame I didn’t meet your roommate before I met you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Behind Every Successful Man....

One night president Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine & go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn't too expensive. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the president's secret service if he could speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a word with the owner.

Following the conversation President Obama asked Michelle, "Why was he so interested in talking to you?"
She said that in here teens, he had been madly in love with her.
President Obama said, " So if you had married him, you would be the owner of this lovely restaurant now."
To which Michelle replied, " No if i had married him, he would be the president now."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Simple Yet So True....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hey you. Yes you. The one reading this. Think you’re too fat? Too skinny? What about too tall, short, ugly, worthless, or anything else along those lines? Well guess what. I think you all are beautiful. I think you all deserve to wake up with a smile on your face, and go to bed with a smile on your face. You all deserve happiness. Screw the boy that broke your heart, and fuck the girl that messed with your feelings. Forget about your parents, and what they say to you. Don’t worry about them. Think about your future. How nice it’s going to be in 20 years from now, to be laying in a bed with the one you love, and just knowing that you’re the one that the other one wants to be with forever. Think about all the success you’re going to do, and how many smiles you’re going to put on someones face. Think about your future kids, and grand-children. Think about what you are going to do with your life. In 20 years from now, everything that is happening now, won’t matter ! at all. You might not remember anything that is happening right now. If you think you have it bad, think about all the things you have in life. Have a roof over your head? Yes, well someone else in this world doesn’t. Have clothes on your back? Yeah, well someone else in this world doesn’t. You have your friends? There’s someone else in the world that doesn’t. You still have your life, you have your heart, your eyes, your ears, your legs, your feet, your arms, your hands, and most importantly, you have someone that is going to love you for who you are. You may not know them now, and you may not think that they do, but they do. And they will give up anything, just to be with you. Now, smile because you’re always going to have it better than someone else out there. Don’t frown because something happened, that isn’t going to matter later in life.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Diet is a change in behavior, when you want to lose extra weight you have to change your lifestyle by changing the food intake behavior and exercise. You have to organize and plan your day in order to lose weight.

Weight Loss Home Remedies

Home remedies for weight loss support your efforts in losing extra pounds. These are simple and natural means to lose weight.

1. Include plenty of cabbage in your diet. Eat cabbage as a salad or added to other food. Try to replace one meal with a cabbage meal.

2. Drink three cups of green tea daily to deal with the extra weight. Green tea is an herbal fat burner that has many other additional health benefits to.

3. Mix one teaspoon of honey to half a cup of lukewarm water and half a cup of lime juice. Drink on an empty stomach in the morning.

4. Eat two red tomatoes every morning for breakfast for a few months. This will cut extra calories from your diet.

5. Avoid adding too much salt in your food as it may be a factor for increasing body weight.

6. Mint is very helpful in losing weight. Chutney of green mint with some spices can be taken with meals. Mint tea is also beneficial.

7. Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc. are good for loosing weight and can be used in a number of ways.

8. The leaves of Indian plum (jambula) are considered valuable in getting rid of excess body fat. Soak a handful of jambula leaves in water and keep them overnight. Drink this water next day in the morning, on an empty stomach. Do it for about a month or so, to get result.

9. Consume plenty of fluids. This helps to eliminate the undigested foods effectively.

10. You must have at least one bitter vegetable (like bitter gourd, drumstick etc.) per day. This helps in the proper metabolism of fats and do not allow them to accumulate in the body.

These are only some of the home remedies for weight loss and are not alone sufficient to lose weight. I exercise regularly too and I walk sometimes. Hand in Hand the progress in made towards fat dissolve (I'd call it) and since I am on it, I sure would wanna share it with you all what exactly it is that will make me fit and healthy in the long run. Gym when discontinued adds up double the weight and that is the biggest set back of it. So walk more and burn that way.

Here is a very low calorie meal plan that is designed to loose weight in a short period of time. It has few natural sugars and fewer, though sufficient, complex carbohydrates. It also contains very few desserts. If you feel hungry on this diet, you can eat raw vegetables seasoned with mustard, lemon juice or vinegar in between meals.


a. 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/2 grapefruit

unsweetened herb tea

b. 1 soft-boiled egg

1 slice whole wheat toast (dry)

6 ounces fresh orange juice

Unsweetened herb tea

c. 1/2 cup fruity oatmeal (unsweetened)

1/2 cup skimmed milk

Unsweetened Herb tea


a. 1 cup Gazpacho with 2 ounces cubed tofu, tossed with soy sauce


1 apple, pear or orange


b. 1/2 cup Tuna salad


1 apple, pear or orange


c. Vegetable Pita Pocket

1 apple, pear or orange



a. Broiled Chicken breast

Steamed Artichoke with lemon juice

Grated Carrot Salad or Watecress and mushroom salad

b. Fish Teriyaki (31/2 ounce serving, or Poached Filet of Sole with Tomatoe Puree)

1/3 cup brown rice

Steamed spinach or broccoli

Tossed green salad with Low-fat vinaigrette


c. Stir-fried tofu and vegetables

1/3 cup cooked bulgur

Frozen apple Yogurt


Happy Weight Losing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

7 Deadly Hair Sins

Confessions of the Sinner - Read and Learn

I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to my hair. Even so I admit that I have done many things that has damaged it. Here’s a list of the crimes I have commit to my crowning glory!

1. Comb wet hair. My hair has always been weak, but hair is at its weakest when wet and combing it increases hair breakage. However, if you must, use a wide tooth comb as it’s gentler on your hair.

2. Elastic bands. Tying my hair is one of the biggest hair crimes that I have committed. This causes the most damage to my hair. Working out, bad hair days, and no time to do my hair attributes to why I tie my hair, but I now try and keep it loose more often, or opt for a clip. Best tip for this is to not tie your hair too tightly.

3. Flat ironing when wet or without prior blow drying. I have learned to always blow my hair before ironing it. I have a BaByliss Wet n Dry flatiron this has done the most damage to my hair. My hair became dried out and the masses of split ends that I had more than doubled in number. In order to minimize the damage I had to make an emergency trip to tip my ends and get a hot oil treatment. Also ensure that you use a heat protection product before adding heat to your hair.

4. Not treating hair prior to swimming. I don’t swim with a swimming cap, regardless of how I put it on, my hair always gets wet so I go without it. Whether it is salt water, or chlorine, your strands may end up a bit coarse. Always put a treatment on prior to swimming to protect your hair and follow the swim with a good shampoo to minimized the damage.

5. Chemical treatments. I can’t remember the longest time that I have not gone without some form of chemical treatments. Whether it be dye, or straighteners, my hair has gone through its fair share of chemicals, especially in the form of box dyes. I had always attributed my hair breakage to weak hair, however, after a sabbatical from using dyes on my hair I have realized that it caused my hair to break, after I had dyed it again. So I have switched to using henna dye. Yes its messy and limited color options (natural henna is red), but I choose to keep my precious strands. So it’s best to keep your chemical treatments to a minimum if you don’t use natural products.

6. Too much product. After hearing the wonders of silicone by family, friends and hairdressers, I had decided to try it out myself. However instead of using it, I abused it. Although I was only using a blob, I used it every day, which caused oil to build up in my hair. Even washing it couldn’t remove the masses of oil, which made my hair flat, and almost impossible to style. After taking a much needed sabbatical, I now use it sparingly, once a week or at most twice. So take it easy with any product, you may end up with the opposite effect of what you desired.

7. Allowing a friend to cut my hair. HUGE mistake, but the only excuse is that I was in high school, and we all do something stupid at least once as a teenager. I ended up with a skew fringe that took forever to grow out and had to be hid behind hair bands and grips. So always go to a good hairdresser to get your hair cut, especially if it’s bangs or a fringe.

After committing all these felonies, all I can say is, thank goodness I could cut off the damage and patiently wait for my hair to grow back again.

Be careful girls, Hair is the biggest beauty asset and it has to be pampered not left to ruin. Yes we like to style and try out new stuff but make sure it doesn't kill. Any other sin you commit or did you can confess here :)