How to style with a pair of Earrings !!

Be it a wedding, formal event or a casual brunch with friends; you can style your outfit with just a pair of earrings! So let’s get started

  • Simple studs

    These are the best for styling your office wear and for other formal events. You can wear these crystal studs or go for simple black studs

    • Colourful & Statement Studs

      You don’t always need a dress to make that style statement. You can rely on your colourful & statement studs to do the job for you

      • Hoop earrings

      Sometimes you need to be loud & clear to express yourself, hoop earrings are great to help you express your style statement better

      • Hanging earrings

      Hanging earrings give a strong feminine touch to your entire look. For those who do not like wearing heavy hanging earrings you can opt for the light weight versions of these earrings

      • Pearl earrings

      Pearls are a symbol of elegance and can make you look absolutely chic with any outfit. You can wear pearls in the form of studs or hanging earrings and make yourself feel like a princess

      • Jhumka style earrings

      If you cannot find the right colour of earrings to wear with your Indian outfits opt for oxidised jhumkas. These are a perfect match for any Indian outfit and you can never go wrong with it

      I hope you enjoyed reading this post & let me know which one would you like to try ?

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      Let’s Clean Up !!

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      Are you broke or don’t have enough pocket money this month to visit a beauty salon ? Or haven’t really found a good salon yet? Or You are simply lazy to go to a salon to get your clean up done? Whatever be your reason, don’t worry; today I am going to explain to you how to do a clean up at home in few easy steps.

      So let’s get started !!

      Things you will need

      • Cleanser
      • Scrub
      • Steamer
      • Mask
      • Face towels/Sponge
      • Water
      • Moisturiser
      • Alternatively, you can buy clean up kits that are available in the market which are economical & follow the steps using the kit

      Step 1: Cleansing

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      Every beauty treatment should start with cleansing. Depending on your skin type select the cleansing lotion:

      For oily/combination skin – Gel based cleansing lotion

      For dry skin – Cream based cleansing lotion

      For sensitive skin – Non fragrant cleansing lotion

      Apply the cleanser all over your face & neck and wipe off well using a muslin cloth or cotton pad.

      Step 2: Exfoliate

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      Use a scrub based on your skin type,

      For acne prone /sensitive skin – mild scrub

      For normal skin – mild to strong scrub can be used

      Gently scrub all over your face & neck; focus on your nose, chin, forehead & jaw line.Wipe off the scrub using a wet face towel/sponge. Need ideas for home made scrubs? See the link given below:

      Step 3: Steam

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      Now that your face is clean and free from grime & dead skin; it is time to take some steam.You can either use a vessel or a face steamer. Continue taking steam for about 5 minutes. Steam helps to open up the pores of your skin preparing it for the next step.

      (Caution: Since you are dealing with hot water be extra careful and make sure to close the lid of the steamer well).

      Step 4: Mask

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      Since the steam has opened up the pores, it is time to feed some nutrients to your skin. Select the face mask that suits your skin type and apply it all over your face & neck. Wash off the mask when it is almost dry using a wet face towel or sponge.

      You can see my blog post for ideas to make face masks at home,here is the link to it :

      Step 5 : Moisturise

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      Use your regular moisturiser to moisturise your skin and if you plan to step out of the house after the clean up during the day follow it up with a sunscreen as well.

      This clean up will make your skin feel squeaky clean & rejuvenated. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Please follow+ the blog, let me know your comments below & don’t forget to give me stars !!

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      Disclaimer:The opinion is solely of my own and what may work for me may not work for you, so it is advisable to enquire well  & do a patch test if possible  before you use any  services & products mentioned above
      The Monsoon Diaries – Post 03

      The Monsoon Diaries – Post 03

      Another post from The Monsoon Diaries – collection of my season specific posts is here. In my previous posts I mentioned about Health Care,Skin Care and now it’s time for Hair Care.

      The rainy season makes hair care an uphill task with oily scalp,dandruff,frizzy hair & performances by the ‘The Lice Girls’ (I just realised it’s rhyming with the Spice Girls ! :-P) Most of us end up worrying about our hair care, feeling like there is nothing that can be done about it. Today I am going to share with you some tips to save your tresses from the mighty rains!

      • Hair Cleansing, some of you who may have observed that my first point is generally about cleansing. Cleansing will always remain the first and foremost important point.Just like we can get infections on our body similarly our hair is prone to infections too.Lice,dandruff during the rains are common.By cleansing we are protecting our scalp from being a breeding ground to all these problems. Try washing your hair at least 3 times a week.Also make sure to apply some oil on your hair before washing it.

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      • Wet hair is the biggest problem for our tresses, no matter what you do to protect your hair, the rain drops somehow manage to fall on your hair and makes it wet. All these years we thought that dry scalp is the only reason behind the snow on our hair Oops ! I meant Dandruff.However wet hair & scalp causes dandruff too!. So do not tie your hair when it is wet as it will make your hair remain damp for too long.

      • Avoid going for any type of Hair treatments like smoothening, straightening,etc in the rains, this is because our hair is extremely fragile during the rains and using harsh chemicals would damage it even more.

      • Drink loads of boiled water/packaged water to make sure the body & hair remains hydrated and also avoid using hair dryers very often, this will help reduce the frizziness from the hair.

      • If you are planning for a hair cut and you are okay with trying something different than usual,then opt for shorter hair-cuts, since maintenance will be low & it will be easier to cover short hair with a rain cap.

      • Hair Fall is another common complaint of most women during this season.Since our hair is in a delicate state during this season, do not worry if there is a little more hair fall than usual (If you feel that the hair fall seems quite abnormal, then don’t hesitate to see a doctor). Avoid combing wet hair or drying it using a towel vigorously.Be gentle to your hair.

      I hope you all enjoyed the Third post of The Monsoon Diaries.

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      The Monsoon Diaries (Post 02) Skin Care

      The Monsoon Diaries (Post 02) Skin Care

      Once again welcome to The Monsoon Diaries Post- 02′; my collection of season specific posts.

      Today I am going to discuss about the second category to this collection which is about Skin Care.

      The largest external organ of human body is the ‘Skin’, during the rainy season, the humidity levels are high making our skin prone to bacterial & fungal infections.This makes it important for us to take good care our skin.

      • Cleansing our skin,I have mentioned this in the first post as well that it’s extremely important to keep the surface of our skin clean.Remember to take bath twice a day, once in the morning and once at night after you return home.

      • You can add a few drops of essential oils like Tea Tree oil in the water while taking a bath. I will not suggest using an anti-septic liquid like Dettol or Savlon to be mixed with water for bathing as they are harsh on the skin.Instead use their body wash or soaps as they are specifically made for the skin.

      • Keeping yourself Dry, moisture or dampness on your body will become the breeding ground for bacteria or fungus, hence always try to keep yourself dry especially between the fingers of your hands & legs.Use a clean towel to pat yourself dry after you get wet ,you can also use talcum powder on your body.

      • For all those who thought they can give up wearing Sunscreen for the next few months,here is a bad news for them; we should use the sunscreen even during the rainy season as the harmful rays of the sun are still active (Some of you reading this will be thinking that we anyway never apply sunscreen HaHa 😛 !,In that case let me tell you that using a sunscreen is crucial to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun,however it is never too late start it from today to use a sunscreen).

      • Change the products, the condition of our skin differs from season to season, during the summer it tends to be more oily & in winters it is dry as a desert, which is why we may have to change a few of our products depending on how our skin behaves this monsoon.

      • Foot soak, add some Epsom Salts (technically Magnesium Sulphate) to lukewarm water and dip your feet in it, this will help to remove the stinky odour & also heals any kind of infections caused due to bacteria or fungus. I would suggest to do a pedicure at home if it’s possible and to avoid any pedicures at beauty salons during monsoon or get it done by an extremely hygienic salon, reason being our nails tend to accumulate lot of dirt and if the instruments used are not well kept chances are that you may end up getting an infection.

      • People with high diabetes are more susceptible, since any form of infection on their body would take a lot of time to heal and may lead to severe consequences.Thus they should keep a check for any signs of infections especially in between the toes.

      I hope you enjoyed the second post to The Monsoon Diaries,

      If you like it, please remember to follow+, like, comment & share with your friends and family.

      Happy Reading !!


      In case you missed ‘ The Monsoon Diaries – Post 01’ see it here

      The Monsoon Diaries- Post 01

      The Monsoon Diaries- Post 01

      Welcome to The Monsoon Diaries – my collection of a season specific posts, here I am going to talk about all that you need to keep in mind this monsoon season.
      I have divided the Monsoon diaries into different categories – today’s Post-01 is about Health Care.
      Overview of the Season:
      Rains are quite controversial in India;it will just drizzle in one year causing draughts or pours so heavily in another year causing floods !
      It is our immunity system that first starts feeling the pinch of the rains with cold, cough, fever, stomach upset and what not ! this is because the bacteria formation is quite high in this season, especially with the Nipah Virus around this year, there is nothing more important than healthcare.
      So Let’s start with our First post to the Monsoon Diaries – Health Care
      1. Water

      • Water-borne diseases are very common this season. It happens because of contaminated water being used for drinking, cooking,etc.
      • The best way to avoid this is by using boiled water to drink or else packaged drinking water in case you do not have access to boiled water.
      • Do not consume tap water,outside beverages like fruit juices, or snacks like Pani Puri from outside.

      2. Food

      • Freshly prepared home – made food is always the best.
      • In case you have to eat outside, avoid eating from street vendors, instead opt for hygienic restaurants (Remember not all restaurants are hygienic- so be careful when you choose one)
      • When in restaurants opt for food items that are cooked well like Khichdi, tea,etc. (This will ensure the water gets boiled when the food is cooked)
      • Avoid having leafy vegetables, since leafy vegetables are grown in swamps, they are more prone to bacteria growing on them (for those who hate leafy veggies, they will surely have an evil smile on their face; for now they have found an excuse !)
      • If at all one has to consume leafy veggies make sure to wash them properly with warm water & salt.
      • Avoid heavy meals, non-veg as they are heavy to digest. Rainy season is the breeding time for most fishes so even better to avoid them (this is probably the scientific reason to the religious practices of abstaining from non-veg food or fasting in the monsoon season by many religions in India!)
      • Before you prepare any meal, it is better to cook all your veggies to be safe.
      • I know how much we all crave those tea time with Pakoras in the rains, but please try to make sure you don’t over eat them.

      3. Stay Hygienic

      • With all that splash & puddle jumping in dirty water, you are definitely going to bring home guests for dinner;none other than the famous bacteria responsible for malaria, chikungunya, dengue,etc(Wow you will be surprised to know how popular your new guests are !). So it is crucial to keep your body clean.
      • If you suffer from cold, cough remember to carry tissues for the sneezy moments, avoid shaking hands with others in order to control the spread of the bacteria.Always wash your hands with hand wash or else use a hand sanitizer.

      4. Immunity Boosters & Exercise

      • Herbal teas are the best for this weather to give you that extra goodness of nature along with fun of having tea in the rains looking at the rain drops dancing on your window pane.

      • For those who did outdoor exercises only,it’s time to shift to indoor exercises options like Yoga, Zumba etc.Add to your daily routine a dollop of immunity booster like Chavanprash,(an Ayurvedic jam – which contains many herbs to boost your immunity).Consume as per the instructions specified on the bottle/ as per your doctor.

      I hope you enjoyed The Monsoon Diaries -Post 01
      Let me know what’s your favourite part about the rains ?
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      Acne -Teenager’s Frenemy!!

      Acne -Teenager’s Frenemy!!

      Hello Everyone,

      Teenage is one of the most beautiful phases of life. It’s the time of life when we mature, grow both physically and mentally to another level close to becoming an adult.

      However this beautiful phase comes with a free rollercoaster ride of changing hormones, those awkward moments when you are treated neither as a kid nor an adult.

      Finally a frenemy called ‘ACNE’ like a friend who is always with you no matter what,at the same time we just hate it, makes it our enemy isn’t it ?

      Having gone through it, I feel it’s important for me to share with you all, The Beauty Regime that one must follow in order to have safer rollercoaster rides.

      This post is purely about a regime that can help you keep Acne to a minimum or completely avoid it and should be followed by not only those who already have acne but also those wish to keep their skin clear always.

      Following are the steps of The Beauty Regime :

      1. Cleansing

      You need to take bath twice a day if you stay in areas where it is hot & humid or you play a sport or exercise, this is to reduce the heat inside the body and also the breeding ground for acne.However if you stay in colder regions you can take bath once in a day.

      2. Moisturizing

      Whether your skin is oily/dry/combination you should use a moisturiser depending on skin type you could use a gel based or cream based for oily&combination skin or dry skin respectively.

      People with oily skin can restrict it to once during the day.

      3. Treatments

      A face mask should be used depending on skin type once a week.

      I’ll be writing a separate blog post on types of face masks that you could make at home

      4. Scrub

      Use a mild scrub twice a week and gently scrub away the white & blackheads.

      In case you already have acne, do it in a fortnight and be extremely gentle on your skin.

      I’ll also make a blog post on the scrubs you can try at home.

      5. Healthy Diet

      A healthy diet full of fresh fruits & veggies is a must.Try to avoid eating from outside or keep it to a minimum.

      7.Water Intake

      Drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated is crucial.Water helps flush out toxins from the body.

      Most of us sit in air conditioned rooms and therefore do not feel thirsty,this leads to reduced water intake;Thus make sure to drink water even if you are not thirsty in regular intervals.

      8.Being Disciplined

      This might just sound like a typical school statement but Yes ! You have to religiously follow the routine without giving excuses or else you would probably have to celebrate all your friendship days with your frenemy ‘ACNE’.

      I really hope you all implement this beauty regime and let me know your views.

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