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Simple Make-up Tips to Enhance Your Look

Here's a tutorial from Navyata Malkani of Fashion on my Own (FOMO) for a spring-summer make-up:

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Simple Make-up Tips to Enhance Your Look
Simple Make-up Tips to Enhance Your Look. Pixabay

Colourful outfits teamed up with light and simple make-up makes for a perfect spring look. Follow an easy do-it-yourself routine to put your best foot forward, suggests an expert.

Here’s a tutorial from Navyata Malkani of Fashion on my Own (FOMO) for a spring-summer make-up:

* Start off by washing your face with a gentle face wash and dabbing it dry.

* Next, apply some face primer all over your face which will help your make up stay for long in the warm spring-summer days.

* Next, apply a liquid foundation that matches your skin tone under your eyes, cheeks, chin, moving towards your temples to create the base for your make-up.

* Follow this up with a concealer matching your skin tone under your eyes to hide any dark circles and blemishes.

* Dab some pressed powder all over your face evenly to set your make-up.

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A finishing make-up look like this is what you get after following these beauty tips. Pixabay

* Pick a lasting, non-smudge black liquid eyeliner and apply it on the border of eyelids in a cat eye shape.

* Next, to make your lashes look fuller, apply two to three coats of mascara on your top lash line.

* To add some fun and colour and keep up with the spring-summer look, apply a bluish green eye shadow on your waterline.

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* To give the eyes a finishing look, carefully apply some mascara on your bottom lashes.

* Moving to the cheeks, apply some bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, temples and your jaw line.

* For a fresh look, apply a pink blush on your cheeks.

* Finish off the look with a pretty shade of pink on the lips and you are ready to go out and enjoy the spring, while you look and feel gorgeous! (Bollywood Country)

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Here’s How you Can Enjoy Natural Spa Treatments at Home

Enjoy spa experience as you can make treatments at home

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Spa treatments can be made at home. Here’s how. Pixabay

A trip to the spa is one of the best ways to rest and recharge.

However, when you’re not visiting a resort and can’t make it to your favourite spa, you can still create your own spa experience with natural products right at your home.

This can be just as effective – and even more fun – than booking a treatment at a professional spa.

Bawah Reserve, one of Indonesia’s most exclusive off-grid resorts, provides every guest with a daily spa treatment during their stay. IANSlife spoke with Emelda Drapiana, Bawah Reserve’s Aura Spa Manager , to bring you six easy yet fabulous recipes for your body, face and hair right from the comfort of your home.

For The Body

Start your natural spa day by exfoliating the dead cells from your skins.

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Coconut oil is an ingredient while making coffee scrub. Pixabay

Coffee Scrub

Used coffee grounds are packed with minerals that are great for the skin. And, because they do not dissolve in water, their gritty texture is great to naturally exfoliate to a super-soft finish.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp coffee grounds

2 tbsp milk powder

100 ml virgin coconut oil

Method

Combine all ingredients and stir well.

Apply to your whole body using circular motions, paying attention to drier areas such as the elbows, knees and feet.

Rinse

Honey spa
5 tsp honey is required while making Honey and Sesame Scrub. Pixabay

Honey and Sesame Scrub

Sesame seeds are a rich source of zinc which can help increase the skin’s flexibility. They are also rich in antioxidants which help detoxify the skin. Black sesame seeds have anti-inflammatory properties as well as iron and vitamins B and E.

Ingredients:

200g white sesame seeds

100g black sesame seeds

5 tbsp honey

5 tbsp sesame oil

Method

Crush the sesame seeds together using a pestle and mortar or the end of a rolling pin.

Mix all ingredients together and stir well.

Apply to your whole body using circular motions, paying attention to drier areas such as the elbows, knees and feet.

Rinse.

For The Face

A simple face mask can make your skin look radiant and glowing. There is no need to use expensive store-bought masks when these clean and restore lost moisture too.

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Lemon Face Mask Can be prepared easily at home. Pixabay

Lemon Face Mask

A natural astringent, lemon juice removes dead skin cells, tightens pores and reduces blackheads.

Ingredients:

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp egg white

Method

Whisk the egg white until fluffy.

Slowly add in the lemon juice.

Apply to face avoiding the eye area; leave for 30 minutes.

Rinse.

Turmeric & Honey Face Mask

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. It can reduce redness from blemishes, minimize acne and calm skin conditions like eczema.

Ingredients:

1 tsp turmeric or cinnamon

2 tbsp honey

Method

Mix all ingredients together and stir well.

Apply to face avoiding the eye area; leave for 30 minutes.

Rinse.

For The Hair

Don’t forget about your hair. A quick and easy hair treatment can add shine and moisture to your hair as well as it being great for your scalp.

Hair mask for shiny, sleek hair

Olive oil is a rich emollient that helps to deep condition hair. Honey locks in extra moisture, minimises breakage and strengthens hair, making it more likely to grow longer.

Ingredients:

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp honey

Method

Blend the olive oil and honey together.

Apply to dry hair, massaging it into the roots and ends; comb it through for better coverage.

Leave for a minimum of 20 minutes – either loose or wrapped in a towel.

Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.

Avocado spa
Mashed avocados are helpful in making Hair Mask for dry hair. Pixabay

Avocado and coconut oil have numerous benefits for your hair; moisturising, nourishing and smells good too.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp avocado, mashed

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp honey

Method

Blend the oil and honey together, then slowly mix in the mashed avocado.

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Apply to dry hair, massaging it into the roots and ends; comb it through for better coverage.

Leave for a maximum of 20 minutes – either loose or wrapped in a towel.

Rinse, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.

Now, why not make yourself a rosella tea to complete your home spa experience. (IANS)

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Hacks to Wear Your Lipstick Perfectly

Master your lipstick game with these top tricks

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Lipstick is considered to be the statement makeup product for women since ages. Pixabay

Lipstick is considered to be the statement makeup product for women since ages. Some tips and tricks from makeup experts at Revlon India can help you wear lipstick perfectly.

Lip liner is a must

If you are looking for a perfect fuller and bold lips, the most important trick is to apply lip liner carefully which will prevent your lipstick from getting untidy helping you reshape it according to your choice.

Use lip scrub before lipstick

The most essential tips to keep your lips hydrated that can be achieved by applying a lip scrub on your lips before lipstick for soft and hydrated lips.

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Velvet matte lipsticks in some amazing shades of red will definitely be an add-on to your party makeup look. Pixabay

Go bold with red

Hot red is considered to be the iconic pick for any occasion by majority of women and red is one of the shade that suits almost every skin tone. It is that one sensuous shade which goes well with every outfit. Velvet matte lipsticks in some amazing shades of red will definitely be an add-on to your party makeup look.

Shades of pink

For women planning to wear pink, different lustrous shades of pink can work amazing with every outfit. Pink lip colours exude a feminine vibe and bring an instant fresh look. The pink lip stain is currently the favorite pick for the ladies.

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Pink lipstick colours exude a feminine vibe and bring an instant fresh look. Pixabay

Shimmery shades

The glittery makeup is back in trend with even more sparkly now! Metallic lipsticks can also be a good option for the shimmery lipstick look.

Tinge of tangerine

The orange hues makes one of the versatile lip colors as they make you look wedding ready without looking too bold and loud. Depending on the shade of orange it can be teamed up with different colours.

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Deep browns

A deep brown lipstick is the perfect combination of edgy and elevated and it is obviously bold enough to earn a few compliments at your gathering! If you are planning to go for a shimmery gold or smoky eye look, this lip color will act as a perfect finishing look to the whole makeup. (IANS)

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Ayurveda Suggests these Ayurvedic Face Masks For Winter Skin

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Ayurveda strongly recommends these ayurvedic masks for a perfect winter glowing skin. Pixabay

With winter upon us, its essential to take care of dry skin.

As per Ayurveda, the cold nature of winter causes dry skin, cracked lips and heels. Partap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda suggests Ayurvedic face masks that are simple to prepare and work wonders.

1. Papaya and Lemon Moisturizer

Papaya has amazing health and beauty benefits. It is loaded with vitamins A, C, E and K — all of which make your skin really soft and supple. It is also a good source of antioxidants. Also, it has a buttery consistency which makes it easy to use. Mash a ripe papaya and squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it and mix well. Apply this to your face and arms for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water to get glowing and moisturized skin.

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Lemon can effectively moisturize skin. Lifetime Stock

2. Hibiscus, Honey and Coconut Oil Anti-Ageing Mask

Hibiscus flower (gudhal) contains natural Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHA) which makes the skin fresh and improves flexibility, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the botox plant. Boil a hibiscus flower in 2 cups of water until about half a cup remains. Now add honey and coconut oil to the mixture and apply on face and neck. Wash off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes. This mixture is a great moisturizer and exfoliator which leaves your skin supple, fresh and bright.

3. Orange-Yogurt Mask

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Add half a cup of yogurt, add 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice and make a fine paste. Use this as a mask on your face, neck and arms for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This has mild bleaching effect which will peel off dead cells, dirt and sebum giving you a radiant skin. Orange juice also tones your skin and removes blemishes. (IANS)