Thursday, September 30, 2010

Not So Expensive Beauty Regimens

When it comes to looking at our best, we always set aside a budget for that. We spend so much for salon treatments to make ourselves beautiful. Actually, there are beauty regimens that can be done at home, in this way we will be able to cut down our budget.

Don’t you know that some of our household items are great option for cost effective skin care? Say for example, you can use honey with sugar and salt crystals for a great smelling home face mask. A slice of cucumber can be a great help to soothe tired eyes.

Most women spend so much on anti-aging creams but they are not really necessary as long as we keep up the daily moisturizing and wash off the make up before going to bed.

To have a healthy, young looking skin, always avoid too much exposure to the sun or don’t forget to wear moisturizers and foundations with sun protection. Above all, drink plenty of water. It helps the excrete toxins in our body giving a clearer and young looking skin.

See! We don’t need to spend too much; all we need is to be creative.

Friday, September 17, 2010

10 Tips for Beautiful Hair

They said that hair is the crowning glory of a person. That is why I really wanted to have long hair. It is really nice to look at a woman with shiny black hair. Below are some of the tips on how to keep our hair shiny, strong, smooth and beautiful without going to the parlor.

1. Keep your diet balanced, eat protein and calcium rich foods. This is essential for healthy hair. Stay away from eating junk foods!

2. Foods and supplements that will give nourishment to your hair:

  • Beans
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Vitamin B
  • Fish
  • And of course, the most substantial - WATER

3. Before taking a bath, comb your hair to make sure that all knots has been loosened from your hair.

4. Before applying shampoo, use warm water (35 to 38 degrees Celsius) to run through your hair to rinse and wet it thoroughly.

5. When applying shampoo or conditioner, don't use your fingernails to scrape your hair. Instead, use your palm and fingertips to massage your scalp and hair gently, in circular motions. This will help the circulation and also help to keep your hair shiny and smooth.

6. After rinsing away all the shampoo, run water over your hair for at least another half a minute (3 minutes is best) to ensure there are no remains of shampoo remaining in your hair, since this will cause a great deal of damage to your scalp.

7. When applying hair treatment products, do so just after you have washed your hair, so that your hair can absorb all the good stuff while it is half wet. This will be the best time for it to absorb nourishment.

8. NEVER go to bed with your hair wet! Hair that is half wet is most easily broken, and if you sleep during this time, your hair will be rubbing against each other, damaging your hair in the most terrible way.

9. Too much pressure may lead to hair loss! Relax... try some good relaxation methods such as soaking in a nice scented bath, listening to music, and eating healthy comfort foods such as strawberries and grapes.

10. Terming and coloring seriously damages your hair. Avoid it as much as possible. When using hair setting products such as gel or putty, use only a little amount as

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Ed-il-Fitr to Our Muslim Community!

Eid-il-Fitr has been known as the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community. It is believed that fasting is to commend fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical dominion.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Importance of Color Matching To Fashion

Color matching affects greatly to your personality. It is one way of expressing yourself in fashion. That is why it is important to know how to match and combine colors to your taste and complexion. Consider the following tips.
1. Match colors to your skin tone. Basically there are two groups of colors: cool and warm. Try to check your veins whether your color is cool or warm. If your veins are more bluish then you’re cool. If your veins are greenish, then you’re warm. By matching your skin tone to your designated colors, your look will be accentuated and your wardrobe will be more flattering.
2. Try to use monochromatic colors- these are different shades of a single color or hue. A simple example is matching a light blue with a dark blue.
3. Use opposite colors to look attractive.
4. Apply a more harmonious look with closely related colors. These colors are also considered to be neighbors on the color. Examples for these are purple with blue, gold, orange with yellow and etc.
5. Try to use neutral colors. These are the safest way to match. White, black, gray and brown are some of the examples of this color. These colors look nice to anyone especially for black which has a slimming effect. That is why most ladies prefer to wear black dresses or pants in order to look slim.