Thursday, June 25, 2009


Hair is the crown of the body. It does not matter how beautiful you are if you neglect your hair.
Good hair care should be started at home. With proper care and attention you can restore its vitality and glossy sheen.
Brush your hair before washing so as to remove the tangles and surface dirt.

Tissue paper test

You can test the type of hair using tissue paper by following steps:
Use your shampoo a day before.
Take a tissue paper and press it on the centre of head and behind the ears. If there is oil on the tissue paper, it means you have oily hair otherwise your hair is dry.

Experts think that:

Dry skin people have dry hair.
Normal skin people have normal hair.
People with oily skin have oily hair.
People who have oily and dry ends have combinational hair.

Characteristics of different hair

Oily hair:

They looks good for day or two after shampooing, then after that they become greasy.
It has the problem of dandruff.
Their head looks dirty because hair cling to each other forming groups which looks unattractive.

Dry hair:

They look very dull and are very difficult to control after shampooing.
They break off easily
They have splits at the ends.
The head feels dry and itchy.

Combination hair:

It is a combination of both dry and oily hair.
The hair looks good after shampooing except the ends.
The hair near the head is greasy and the ends are dry.
By the time hair needs shampooing again, ends look quite good.
Ends are difficult to set smoothly, split and lighter in color than the roots


It is the care of hands, nails and arms. The term “manicure” is derived from the Latin word ‘manus’ which means hands.

Manicure purpose:

Its main purpose is to keep hands, arms clean and in good condition.
It prevents long nail formation.
It discourages the wrinkles on the skin on the hand which is the first sin of ageing.
It prevents nail damage like fragile tips, splits.

Material required:

Cuticle scissor
Nail cutter
Hydrogen peroxide
Lukewarm water
Nail flier
Manicure shampoo
Scrub/ cold cream
Nail paint remover
Nail buffer

Steps for manicure:

Put some lukewarm water in small tub/bucket.
Add one pouch of manicure shampoo and hydrogen peroxide in that water.
Dissolve it gently
Remove old nail paint from your nails using nail paint remover.
Dip your hands in that water for about thirty minutes.
After half an hour, add small amount of cold cream on nails and then again dip your hands in water for about fifteen minutes.
Clean your nails with the help of cuticle scissor and flat instrument in manicure kit.
Then using emery board file your nails. The filing should be done from edges towards the centre of nails.
Make your nails glow with the help of buffer.
Make a bleach by adding bleach cream and activator and apply. Keep it till its dries.
Clean it with the help of sponge.
Massage gently with the help of manicure or any cold cream.
This will makes your arms more clearer


It is the care of feet, legs and toe nails.

Pedicure purpose:

Its purpose is to make the skin soft and smooth.
To keep the toe nails clean, well shaped and shiny.
To keep the feet clean, fair and in good condition.
It improves blood circulation, nourishes the leg skin and foot muscles.

Required material:

Hydrogen peroxide
Nail cutter
Nail flier
Pumice stone
Cuticle scissor
Nail paint remover
Scrub/cold cream.
Foot scrapper.
Nail buffer
Lukewarm water
Small tub for foot bath
Pedicure shampoo

Steps to follow:

Take a small tub having lukewarm water in it.
Add one pouch of pedicure shampoo and hydrogen peroxide in that water.
Mix them gently.
Using nail paint remover, remove the old nail paint from toe.
Dip your feet in water for about thirty minutes.
After half an hour, add some cold cream on the toe nails and then again dip in the water for fifteen to twenty minutes.
With the help of cuticle scissor and flat instrument in the pedicure kit, clean your toe nails.
Then file your nails with an emery board. It is best to file from the edges towards the centre of your nails.
Make your nails glow with the help of buffer.
Clean you foot with pumice stone and foot scraper.
Make bleach by adding bleach cream and activator and apply it on your feet. Keep it till it dries.
Clean it with the help of sponge .
Massage with pedicure scrub or simply by cold cream.
This will make your feet clean and fair.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009



No matter how much you prepare yourself, the scorchinga summer heat does get to you. Skin becomes dull, dry and loses its shine… nothing like a luxuriating facial to get the glow back on your skin. We bring to you some fruit and flower facials that are excellent for a refreshed and youthful look. Suitable for all skin types, these facials take care of skin dehydration. And you can do it any time of the day.


Soak cotton in ice-cold water to which a few drops of rose oil/rose paste (soak a few rose petals in one tsp hot water for 10 mins and make a paste) have been added.· Clean the face and neck with the wet cotton.·

Make a facial oil by adding two drops of rose oil to three tsp almond oil.· Massage with circular movements with your fingers across the forehead, cheeks, chin and stroke up the back and front of the neck for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with water.· Use a rose-based moisturiser.


The rose facial keeps the skin blemish-free, soft, smooth and glowing.

During summer, you could also use jasmine. Here is a recipe for an excellent jasmine toner:·

Take a couple of jasmine flowers and put them in a cup of warm water. Cover and let it steep for 15-20 minutes.· Use as a toner. Keep the rest in the refrigerator and use whenever required.


Improves elasticity and texture of delicate and sensitive skin. Adds glow, has a calming and soothing effect on skin and nerves, and is most suitable for lovers of flowers.


Cleanse the face with a face wash.· Massage with apricot oil/almond oil for 10 minutes.· Soak two dried apricots in a little hot water till soft and mash to a pulp.· Add a tsp of yoghurt and apply.· Leave it on the skin for 15 mins.· Then rinse off with warm water.· Apply a fruit-based moisturiser.


An apricot facial makes the skin firm and is an excellent anti-ageing facial.


Take a bit of papaya and mash it.· Add one tsp milk powder and lemon juice.· Mix and apply to your skin. Leave it on for 20 mins and rinse off.


It helps remove a tan and dead skin.


If you are going to a party, try this one

for an instant glow:·

Mix a little bit of watermelon pulp with one tsp milk powder.· Apply to the face and rinse off after 20 minutes.

Benefit: It brightens the skin, helps close the pores and gives a lovely glow.

Monday, June 15, 2009


It is important that you know your skin type. You cannot select the cosmetic for your skin till you know the skin type.

There are five types of skin
Normal skin
Dry skin
Greasy or oily skin
Combinational skin
Sensitive skin

How to test your skin?
When you wake up in the morning wipe your face with a dry tissue. If the skin will be oily, then your tissue will become greasy.

If your skin is a combinational skin, then there will be grease only in the centre part of the face.

For normal skin, there will be no grease. If your skin is dry skin, then there will be flaky patches. And for the sensitive skin, it is very delicate and prone to allergies.

Normal skin
This is the best type of skin because it retains its freshness, attraction and flushes for a long time. It is a perfectly balanced skin and it is very rare that this kind of skin gets the disease. This is very smooth and velvety kind of skin and does not look puffy and shiny. This type of skin is neither dry nor greasy. The skin has a rose color to it and the color grows under the translucent surface. This type of skin rarely has pimples or acnes as it has well balanced oil and moisture level. This kind of skin does not have much problem but it needs sensible care and treatment.

Caring of normal skin
For normal skin, toning, daily cleansing and nourishing should be done. For this use a mild or balanced soap. Soft water should be used to wash the face daily. The hard tap water should be softened by adding little borax powder to it. Rinse the skin with clean water but do not rub too hard near the eyes as the skin here is very delicate. Before going to the bed you should remove your make-up. Rose water can also be used for cleansing and dabbing.

Dry skin
This is very delicate kind of skin and dry with a tendency of getting scales on the cheeks. This type of skin is highly susceptible to extremities of weather conditions. Strong perfumed skin care products are harmful for this type of skin. More exposure to sun, room heaters and air conditioners should is also harmful for this kind of skin. Wrinkles appear much faster on it rather on any other type of skin. You should have constant protection for this kind of skin as this skin lacks suppleness and gets hard after washing.

Caring of dry skin
Good moisturizer should be used for this type of skin and gently massage the skin. Massaging, toning and moisturizing with small quantities of oil and moisturizers should be done as a routine for preservation of the skin. The moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layer of the skin giving it a soft feel. Cream is much better than a lotion as it has more oil than water. You should be use a good nourishing cream at night before sleeping. You should avoid frequent washing of face as it not only removes the germs but also the natural oil with it, which protects the skin and also its elasticity. The cucumber juice which is a good toner for dry skin helps in moisturizing the pores. You should have a diet rich in vitamin A, B, C and D is good for dry skin.

Greasy or oily skin
This type of skin is thick, shiny or coarse. Pimples or dark shadows are maximum susceptible to this kind of skin. Proper care should be taken for such type of skin and the face should be washed frequently.

Caring of oily skin
You should use a good cleansing milk or unboiled milk to wash your face at night before going to sleep. You should drink 4 litres of water a day to have the skin clear of pimples and grease. Avoid the use of make-up until or unless you have to go for a party. It is necessary to steam the face once in a week to keep the oily face dry.

Combinational skin
This type of skin is a mixture of oily and dry skin. The forehead and the nose is greasy down the bridge in this type of skin. Oiliness makes a T-zone on the face. The rest of the face is either dry or normal. Sometimes the difference on the face of this two types of skin gets large and should be treated accordingly means the central part should be treated like a oily skin and the dry area should be treated like dry skin. A strong astringent should be used for oily areas and mild ones for the dry skin.

Caring of combinational skin
For washing your face you should use a cleansing milk at night or use a mild soap for washing or you can also use a rose based cream. You should use a mixture of curd and lime juice on your face and neck. Remove the excess lotion from the oily areas of the skin.

Sensitive skin
A sensitive skin has a fine texture with a tendency be much rosier than you think. This type of skin is very soft and prone to allergies. Factors like sunlight, cosmetic like strong perfume causes allergy and dermatitis. Even some natural fruits and vegetables are harmful for sensitive skin.

Caring of sensitive skin
Use milk to cleanse and moisturize with a solution of rose water and glycerine if no lotion or cream suits the skin. The perfumes and strong scented creams and lotion must be avoided for sensitive skin. Use of primrose oil and moisturizer should be used for this kind of skin as it hydrates and protects the skin.


Before using eye shadow for eye makeup use a little amount of foundation on eyelids. It gives the best results like stay eye shadow for long-term period.

Always use perm papers instead of using oil blotter papers. Perm papers are not more expensive and give results for blotting greasy skin. Therefore, one should always buy a box of perm papers instead of oil blotter papers.

For lips makeup, use carmex on the lips before applying lipstick or lip-gloss. It is very beneficial for staying
long term period, giving look lips juicier and keeping it moisturized and soft.

For removing eye makeup, always use cold cream or petroleum jelly. It is very cheap and gives the best results.

One should drink large quantity of water, drink minimum 8-10 glasses of water per day and apply moisturizer regularly.

For oily or greasy skin, one should use clay mask. It gives good results such as make skin soft, smooth and clean.

If skin is affected by acne, always use mild soap or medicated soap such as Dove. It has PH balanced, so it removes excess oil from the skin and make skin soft and reduce acne.

For reducing redness, one should spray the face with cold water and stand in the cold air for a few minutes.

Use waterproof eyeliner with light shades for eye makeup.
Take steam for about 5-8 minutes for removing blackheads from the surface of the skin.

Apply olive oil in hair after taking a bath or shower for making the hair strong and shiny.

One can keep eyelashes supple and smooth by brushing with petroleum jelly at night regularly.

For hand moisturizer, people should keep hand cream of any famous brand in the car or on the desk at work. Apply the hand cream during the day for rejuvenating cuticles.

Before applying any color to nails, one should make sure about the cleanness of nails. The best method is used an orange stick which is wrapped in cotton to clean nails. Dip it into remover of nail polish and rub gently on the nail’s surface. Now the nails will be ready for coloring.

For unwanted hair on the body, one can use bleaching, shaving, waxing and laser hair removal.

Before sharpening lip pencil or eyeliner, keep them in the refrigerator for a few minutes. They will become hard and do not break during sharpening.


One can get healthy and shining skin by considering the following tips:

Drink Water
Water is the basic requirement in the human’s life. Water is natural way to treat any problem of skin, as it contains alkaline with pH 7.3.

It is useful to avoid dehydration, which is able of making oil or sebum from the sebaceous glands.

The skin requires water so as to it works properly. Nutritionists and health care provider recommend that an individual should take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.

Consider Exfoliants
A number of beautician and experts state that exfoliating the skin is the best method for getting an attractive and good looking skin. Thus, try to spend time in the superior body exfoliant because it is able to remove the dead skin cells from the human body. One should perform it one or two times in a week as it can free the skin to take breaths. It is beneficial to hold over ingrown hair from expanding.

Still, it is important to evade using any body exfoliant on the surface of the skin of face. As the facial tissue is very delicate and sensitive as compared to tissues on the other parts of body.

Take care of the feet
The feet are mostly forgotten while one takes care of the skin. Thus, if one has no more time for pedicure, try to soak the feet in a tub with essential oil and warm water for few minutes. After that, let leave them for drying and use skin remover on them. Wash the feet well and dry well. However, if one thinks about pedicure, simply apply the skin care cream to the feet and immediately go for pedicure.

Consider the diet
Nutrition plays an important role in making the skin shiny and healthy. Certain foods like dairy products and acidic foods are effective in developing allergic reaction in several persons. Now, chocolates are the largest debated topics in the field of nutrition.

A few numbers of people state that chocolate does not influence the skin condition, however others state it does. No matter what the outcome may be, the best suggestion is to take a nutritious and well balanced diet. It contains fresh green leafy vegetables and fruits to make healthy skin.

Think about facial care
The beauticians mostly recommend that one should cleanse, moisturize and tone the skin two times in a day. One should not forget cleaning the region around the neck. After that, apply neck cream or a moisturizer.

Avoid excess exposure to UV rays
One should avoid excess exposure to the Ultraviolet rays. One should apply sunscreen lotions or creams with SPF before going under the sunrays. Because of excess exposure to sunrays, it can develop sunburn or other skin problems.

Exercises are very effective to get healthy body. One can increase the glow of the skin by exercising regularly.

Take sufficient rest
If an individual does not take proper rest or sleep, it can make dull skin and cause other health conditions. So, it is also necessary to take care properly that contains about 8 hours of undisturbed sleep every day.


Hair care includes number of things hair type test, the tips you should take for hair care, brushing and combing, shampooing and drying, treating baldness, hair conditioning, dandruff, hair dyes, split ends and hair loss, studying about hair lice and how to treat it, laser hair removal and the electrolysis method taken for hair care.
Hair is the crown of the body. It does not matter how beautiful you are if you neglect your hair.

Good hair care should be started at home. With proper care and attention you can restore its vitality and glossy sheen.

  1. Brush your hair before washing so as to remove the tangles and surface dirt. Although brushing is less damaging than combing but a soft brush does not cause more damage to hair than a comb.
    Prolonged brushing can also harm the hair. Back combing also damages the hair. It causes knotting which is very difficult to untangle.

  2. A good comb should always be preferred. A good comb is that which have rounded and not sharp teeth. Brush ends should always be rounded to minimize the mechanical damage to hair. Nylon brushes with spiky ends also damage the hair.

  3. Dandruff is the most common problem. It is an exaggeration of the scaling process by which the skin renews itself. It is just the waste material through the pores of the scalp.
    Lice are small insects living in dirty condition in our head. Neglecting the lice in head means neglecting hygiene of head. Head should be kept clean.

  4. Laser is an important source of hair removal. Laser are of four types-ruby, diode, alexandrite and Nd: YAG laser. Laser light destroy hair follicles by thermal, mechanical or photochemical mechanism.
    Unwanted hairs can be removed permanently by electrolysis. In this a needle is inserted into hair follicle and an electrical pulse is sent through the needle. If this hair follicle is in the active growth stage at the time of treatment, it will probably not grow again. Baldness is caused due to inadequate nutrition.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


The make up includes number of things like you should know about make up tools like concealer which is a cover up cream which hides the spots, dark circles, blemishes, spider veins etc.
It is applied by our fingertips or by using concealer brush.

It also includes foundation which is creamy liquid which gives the skin an even color and texture.
These are applied after moisturizers and eye creams.

Make up tools include blusher, powder, eye shadows, eye liners, eye mascara, lip pencil and lipstick. You should chose the make up tools correctly like for concealer the right color should be chosen nor it will not conceal the spots.

Foundation should be chosen according to the skin. It should suit your skin.

Blusher chosen should match the natural color of the cheeks. Face powder depends on the skin and complexion.

Eye shadow should be like that it enhances the eye color and shape of eye so the important thing is to choose right color.

Party make up includes bright lipstick, turquoise mascara, glitter
Polka-dot make up is a party make up which gives a stunning effect combining stylish black and white with polka dots.

Before the start of make up you should choose well lighted area.

All make up tools and products you need should be besides you.

Use a magnifying mirror to check smoothness and blending.

Lip make up should be in contrast with the face make up and your dress. You should choose a lip pencil that matches the shade of lipstick.

Choose a bit darker shade than the shade of lipstick.

Lipstick: They come in a variety of color. The color chosen must match not only with make up but also with the dress you are wearing.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Makeup removers are very necessary for cleaning the skin from makeup. Women always thought that water was very bad for the surface of skin as removing makeup in Europe

are large numbers of women with normal skin, used cleanser before going to bed at night for removing makeup from the surface of the skin.

Avoid rinse off cleanser for removing eye makeup and face makeup. It contains large amount of oil and not good for removing makeup

People who are wearing makeup must have cosmetic makeup remover or makeup removers.

Eye makeup that is very stubborn requires a solvent and removes mascara gently and can easily rinse off.

The best method to remove makeup is that takes a few drops of cosmetic makeup removers on a cotton ball and gently use for removing makeup from the face. If one needs cosmetic remover without oil, can get easily from the market

There are many cosmetic makeup remover products available with cheap to expensive in the market.

can use an oil free product of cosmetic remover to remove excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin.

One should use soft touch gently on the skin while removing makeup. For avoiding tear and wear, one should use gliding movement for skin

The skin will protect the natural tone and look health by using makeup remover regularly.


It is a cover up cream which hides the spots, dark circles, blemishes, spider veins etc. It is applied by our fingertips or by using concealer brush. Never rub it or wipe it.
Use of loose powder to set concealer under the eyes should not be done as this can stress lines around the eye area.
When concealer is used with the foundation then it should match with skin color.
It should cover the entire area under the eye. Moisturizer should be mixed with the concealer for dry and normal skin when applying under the eye area.

It is c creamy liquid which gives the skin an even color and texture. These are applied after moisturizers and eye creams.
These are available in different form like powder, cakes, liquids, emulsions, creams, and gels. They protect the skin against dirt, environment pollutants and wind.

Round face:
Dark make up should be done at the temples and around the lower face on round face.
Rectangular and square face:
Both these shapes are made as an accurate facial face by redefining the four corners with dark foundation.
Trapezoidal face:
The lower part should have dark foundation and light make up is used at the temple.
Oval face:
It needs shortening at the fore head and chin with dark foundation.
Triangular face:
This face needs dark foundation at the temples and the lower face needs to have light make up.

This is a highlighting color which is applied on the high edge of cheek bones and blended to create a natural looking blush on the cheeks. It adds color to your face.
o Take a small amount of blusher.
o Look in the mirror and smile.
o Sweep your blusher outward to widen your eyes from under the centre of eye. Then blend towards the temple .
For applying blusher different methods are there. For example: to emphasize the length of face apply blusher in a triangular shape. Starting at the temples and narrowing towards the centre of face will emphasize the cheek bones and shape your features.

Face powder is used to fix your make up base and it stops your skin from looking shiny. It makes the skin look soft and attractive. It helps to make all products stay at their place for a longer time. It absorbs the oil and make that areas subtle which are more prone to oiliness.

· Loose Powder
Loose powder softens contours. It is best to use in morning when you set your make up to make you feel fresh the whole day.
· Pressed powder/cake:
They are used for touching up the make up during the day. They give sharper, more clearer look. But be sure your hair does not fall on your face.

Eye shadow:
Eyes can be made noticeable by adding shadows to your lids in good manner. The most important point for eye make up is to keep proper cleanliness and hygiene otherwise it can lead to some infections of the eyes. Always use branded cosmetics.
They are available in various forms like sticks, gels, pencils, pressed powders and creams etc. The most commonly used are pressed powders. The cream shadows are best suited for dry lids because they are oil based and the gels are best suited for oily lids. The effect of eye shadows is not long lasting, but to get a better effect apply them with a wet brush.

Eye liners:
Liners are essential for defining the eyes. It is a soft smooth formula for sensitive eyes. They are used to make the eyes more prominent and to create an illusion of thicker lashes. They come in liquid form as well as in pencil form. Proper care should be taken for using liquid liners. Mineral eye liners can also be used to accentuate the outer area of the eyes. They can be used as wet or dry. Apply wet for a darker, more dramatic look and dry for a softer look that gives more subtle line

Eye mascara:
Mascara is a brush or liquid that coats the lashes, make them long, lustrous and attractive. It gives the finishing touch to your eyes. Even if you want light make up, then also apply mascara because it bring out the beauty of your eyes.
There are 3 kinds of mascara available in market which are:
Water based
Water proof
Mixed variety
Water based mascara are most commonly used as they dry up rapidly. Water proof mascaras are very popular and preferred. They are long lasting, smudge proof. They are difficult to remove. You must use cosmetic cleaner / cleansing milk to remove it. Mixed variety is combination of both water based and water proof mascaras. They are the latest type of mascaras. They dry up quickly and are water proof.

Lip pencil:
It is a pencil designed for lining, shaping your lips. It is a great help because if your lips are not shaped perfectly then your can make the lips thinner or fuller using the lip pencil. Lip pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is prefect for lining the lips.

Lip stick:
Lip stick brightens and enhances your appearance. Lips are very sensitive part of the body, so only branded lipsticks should be used.
A good is that which moisturizes the lips and protects it from sun. Lips should be clean and dry so that lipstick stays lon


Summer season is the right time for giving the healthy tan to body and protect the skin from the baked, dry lips and sunburn.
Many makeup disasters are happened in summer season under the sun and one does not pay attention to a relaxing beach noon.

One should follow the following tips for look like sunshine:
Do not use lip liner during summer.
One can use colors such as mango green or golden green for eye makeup by using brown or black mascara.
Face with few drops of fog and the light touch of translucent powder is the best summer makeup.
Tightness of dry hair makes problem in humidity.

Do not make curly hair, as it is right for summer makeup.

One can do deep conditioning of hair for taming the hair and always protect hair from sunrays, wind and sand by using s baseball cap or trendy summer hat.

People can use texturizers and wax to tame hair.
One can easily use gold shimmer under across or brows cheekbones.
If one does not take any precaution, use a waterproof foundation to prevent damage with the tanned skin shade for covering the area under eyes and apply a small amount of foundation on the rest portion of the face.
One may be used light brown or nude eye shadow for eye makeup and giving them a natural beauty.
For getting a beautiful suntan, one should use bronzer in light shade on chin and cheekbones.
Before wearing slippers or sandals sprinkle the feet with little touch of powder for avoiding blisters.

One should take a small clean needle and hygienize it with alcohol for gets rid of the blister from feet.

Use cotton for cleaning fluid from blister and then apply antibiotic ointment and cover the affected area by using bandage.
Use sunglasses to protect the eyes before going to outside during the day. One should always use sunscreen lotion or cream with SPF 30 before going under the sun.
One can use the Clear UV-resistant topcoat on skin to protect from sun.
For nail care

during summer, use a nail gloss with Ultraviolet protection topcoat on nails.
For eye makeup

in summer, use waterproof eyeliner pencil with shades like navy, slate gray or warm chocolate.
One uses gel on hair. And use 1% hydrocortisone cream to avoid any rashes on skin.
Sunny, bright and warm blush can be applied for summer makeup.
For lip colors,

apply natural shades of lip liner and lipsticks on lips. And one can use a lip balm with SPF and keep lips moisturized and protected.
At last, set the summer makeup by using spray water.


Mother has always fretted teenage girls for excess using of cosmetic products.
But now, mothers can easy breathe for teen girls use cosmetics.
Teenage girls always look natural beauty and use little makeup for getting naturally glows of the skin.
They should remember keywords like subtle and soft during makeup.
One can use light shades in her makeup like shades of coral, gray, pink and neutral brown.

Teenage girls follow the following tips while doing makeup:

Teenage girl uses a concealer pencil, according to the skin tone for covering the area of skin from skin blemishes, dark circles, skin imperfections acnes and acne scars.

Girls can use a toothbrush for brush eyebrows into right place.
One uses eyeliner in soft gray for lining the eyelashes and blending them well.
One should apply one or two coats of mascara in brown shade. If someone has eyelashes in natural black color, one can use mascara in black color.
If one has a warm skin undertone, use only little amount of blush in peach color, but one with cool skin undertone, use blush in soft pink shade.
Always use lip color in natural shade or sheer gloss for getting soft nude look.
Use a foundation to skin that can clog the pores on the skin. Before apply concealer on the blemishes, avoid or minimize use an oil free moisturizer to make the skin soft, smooth and beautiful.
Always use light makeup for eyes, if one is going for sports and other outdoor activities.
Do not use sparkles and metallic for eye makeup
Use blush in light shades to the apple of the cheeks and then blend it well towards hairline.
Teenage girls should use lipstick in a light shade or natural shade. A lip-gloss is useful for the lips to get natural beauty.
One can use lip moisturizer that containing softness of beeswax and tea tree oil with the antiseptic qualities.
Before removing the makeup, teenage girls must be washed hands with a gentle antiseptic gel and leaves the hands from germ or bacteria. After cleaning the hands, use cleanser to clean the face.
Always remember that take an appropriate amount of cleanser to remove makeup. And then use a non-alcoholic toner or cold water on face. One can use moisturizer with beeswax to leave skin soft and pampered.
Keep in mind; exfoliate the face minimum one time per week with mask or scrub that contain all natural ingredients. Hence, makeup for teenager should keep natural and minimum and should increase the features.


Choose a creamy or liquid foundation. Water based foundation is preferred.
A sheer foundation and a good concealer are important for creating the illusion of perfect skin. The foundation should not be lighter than skin color.
Dark skin shows up layers of make up much more than fair skin so mixing should be done carefully. Add a drop of water to foundation before applying it.

Use a light powder after the foundation. This gives the skin a shine and is not too heavy. Avoid applying too much powder. Dust off the excess powder.

For blushing use colors like coral, rose and deep orange. Avoid brown and peachy shades. For very dark skin shades of bronze, plum and wine are suggested. Blend the blusher over the cheekbones as it brightens the skin color.

Eye-make up:
Dark purple and blue colors look good on dark skin colors. Dark metallic colors also look good. Use eyeliner and black mascara in the end.
Avoid white or light color eye-shadow.

It is used on the bridges of the nose, around the eye area, above the cheek bones and upper lip for dark skin people.

Medium and dull shades lipsticks look better. If you have dark lips, apply some foundation and powder before lipstick. Lip colors such as caramel, blackberry and purples can be applied by dark skin people.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nomi Ansari Pakistani Designer

Nomi Ansari has gradually made a name for himself as a designer known for his extravagant sense of colour. He has started stocking outfits at two stores and is available in both Karachi and Lahore. Nomi's clothes are a fine mix of ethnic and contemporary elements dazzled by bright colours. For the ready–to–wear collection designed for the Eid season, Nomi has chosen a one–colour base for his line – white, what he calls the colour of purity. Nomi states that the collection is based on minimalism. He also emphasises the fact that the pricing is more affordable when compared to his other lines.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jewelry Care Tips Caring and Cleaning Diamonds Pearls Gem Care


Examine fine jewelry with gemstone settings regularly to make sure none of the prongs have loosened. Also inspect clasps to ensure they are secure and work properly.Take care of your gold and silver jewelry by making sure it is never exposed to household cleaners or any other abrasive or corrosive substances. This will ensure the precious metal does not dull or discolor. Also take care not to expose your sterling silver jewelry to salty air or water as this causes tarnishing.For storage, we recommend keeping the box your jewelry came in so it may be stored without knocking or rubbing against other jewelry. This prevents scratching and tarnishing. It also prevents gemstones from knocking and chipping other gemstones. Some birthstones and gemstones like pearls, peridot and amethyst, are more fragile than others and can chip or scratch if knocked against hard surfaces or other jewelry pieces.


Professional jewelry cleaning is recommended yearly for precious gemstones and gold jewelry, depending on wear. Between cleanings, fine jewelry cleaning can be accomplished by using a basic, non-abrasive cleaner. A popular and effective cleaner for diamond jewelry is 6-parts water to one part ammonia, applied with a soft bristle brush. Never use toothpaste or other abrasives to clean precious metal or gemstones.

Pearls, coral, turquoise and quartz can be cleaned by simply wiping with a damp, soft cloth. Do not clean these stones in an ultrasonic cleaner.To remove tarnishing from silver jewelry, you can wipe with a 100 percent cotton cloth and/or clean with a nonabrasive silver polish, depending on how aggressive the tarnish is.

Do not clean sterling silver or gold jewelry with toothpaste and a toothbrush. These are soft metals that easily scratch.A mild soap and water solution used with a soft brush is effective for most home jewelry care. Although soap and water is the best choice for most gems and jewelry, do not use soap and water with amber, coral, emerald, jade, kunzite, lapis lazuli, opal or turquoise.


Apply any cosmetics and perfume and let dry before you put on your fine jewelry. Some cosmetic chemicals can damage your gemstone, pearl or gold jewelry. Be especially careful to remove rings and bracelets before working with any products that contain bleach, alcohol, turpentine, acetone or ammonia.
A popular and effective cleaner for diamond jewelry is 6-parts water to one part ammonia, applied with a soft bristle brush. Never use toothpaste or other abrasives to clean precious metal or gemstones. Gently scrub away any residue or dirt, especially around the prongs or setting where build-up is common. Even a clean-looking diamond may have a layer of skin oil and will shine better after a cleaning. Avoid touching the diamond as much as possible to prevent that oil from building up.Diamonds are the hardest gemstone in the world, but they can be scratched by other diamonds, and they can scratch other softer gemstones. Be sure to store your diamond jewelry so it does not touch or rub other fine jewelry.
Simply soak the gemstone jewelry in a bowl of warm, soapy water for a few minutes then use a soft, non-metallic brush to remove any residue. If you use a jewelry cleanser, make sure it is non-abrasive. Don’t use harsh chemical cleaners, and don’t clean the item in the sink. Also keep in mind that some gemstones may have been treated or enhanced by heating, oiling, irradiation or diffusion. Heated and irradiated stones generally don’t require special care when cleaning, but diffused stones could become lighter if scrubbed too aggressively.

Use a polishing cloth or a lint-free cloth to remove tarnish from gold and silver jewelry. You can also use a smooth, soft 100 percent cotton cloth. Always use 100% percent cotton since paper, polyester and other fabrics often contain wood fibers or synthetics, which can easily produce fine scratches.We recommend you gently wipe each piece of jewelry to remove any residual make-up and skin oils after each wearing. To remove fingerprints, oils or dirt, add a small amount of mild liquid soap to a half cup of warm water, soak for 2-3 minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry completely. Silver jewelry can be stored in a plastic bag to prevent damage.To remove excessive tarnish on silver, polish with a 100 percent cotton cloth and a non-abrasive metal cleaner. Be sure to remove any cleaner from the gemstones and rinse carefully with clean water.

Pearl jewelry should always be stored flat to prevent the string/strand from stretching, especially pearl strands that are strung on silk. Pearls are very delicate and need to be stored separate from other jewelry to prevent them from chipping and scratching. Freshwater pearls are sensitive to extreme humidity or dryness, and acids. Again, we recommend that perfume and cosmetics always be applied prior to putting on pearl jewelry.Most jewelry cleaners are too harsh for freshwater pearls. Wash pearls in very mild, soapy water and nothing else, but take care to avoid getting any water into the drilled holes, as it can cause the pearls to discolor. To keep them clean, they should be wiped with a dry, lint-free cloth before being stored. To dry, lay them flat on a soft, absorbent towel.Freshwater pearls should be stored in a dry environment. Do not store pearl jewelry in plastic bags as moisture can become trapped and cause damage.

Be very careful when soaking any stones such as, amber, lapis lazuli, turquoise, opal or turquoise. Extended soaking in any solution may harm the polish or any treatment on the stone. These stones should not be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner.

The harder the gem, the less vulnerable it is to damage. Diamonds are the hardest gemstones on Earth. Hardness is determined by a jewelry-trade standard called the Mohs Scale. Diamonds are given the highest rating at 10. Rubies and sapphires are the next highest at 9. Emeralds and topaz are rated an 8. Garnets, tourmalines and quartz are a 7. Anything softer than a 7 is quite vulnerable to damage and includes opal, turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral and pearls.


AFont size manufactured fiber formed by a compound of cellulose, refined from cotton linters and/or wood pulp, and acetic acid that has been extruded through a spinneret and then hardened.
The hair of the Angora goat. Also known as Angora mohair. Angora may also apply to the fur of the Angora rabbit.

A cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material.

This refers to any style of fabric that has beads embroidered into the design. Beading can be done at the time the lace is made or can be re-embroidered after the lace is made.

A fabric with a crosswise rib made from textile fibers (as rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool) often in combination
A knit or woven fabric made from a rough, curly, knotted boucle yarn. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface and is often used in sportswear and coats.

A heavy, exquisite, jacquard-type fabric with an all-over raised pattern or floral design.

A fine thin white linen fabric.

A strong, durable, closely woven cotton fabric.

A luxury fiber obtained from the soft, fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat of Tibet, Mongolia, China, Iran, Iraq, and India. Most commonly used in sweaters, shawls, suits, coats, and dresses.

A plain woven fabric that can be made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers, but is most commonly cotton. It incorporates a colored warp (often blue) and white filling yarns.

This lace has a net background, and the pattern is created by embroidering with thread and ribbon to create floral designs. The pattern has areas of design that are very dense, and the pattern is often outlined with heavier cords or threads.

Trade name of silk and silk-like fabrics that are characterized by a shiny, soft, satin-like appearance

Soft, fuzzy yarns stand out around a velvety cord on this fabric, whose name comes from the French word for "caterpillar."

A plain, woven, lightweight, extremely sheer, airy, and soft silk fabric, containing highly twisted filament yarns. The fabric, used mainly in evening dresses and scarves, can also be made from rayon and other manufactured fibers.

A usually glazed printed cotton fabric.

A unicellular, natural fiber that grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant. Fibers are typically 1/2 inch to 2 inches long. The longest staple fibers, longer than 1-1/2 inch, including the Pima and Egyptian varieties, produce the highest quality cotton fabrics.

Used to describe all kinds of fabrics--wool, cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics and blends-that have a crinkle, crimped or grained surface.

A satin fabric in which highly-twisted yarns are used in the filling direction. The floating yarns are made with low twist and may be of either high or low luster. If the crepe effect is the right side of the fabric, the fabric is called satin-back crepe.

Forming many short bends or ripples.

Loose, open knit made by looping thread with a hooked needle. Used for light, summer sweaters.

True denim is a twill-weave, cotton-like fabric made with different colored yarns in the warp and the weft. Due to the twill construction, one color predominates on the fabric surface.

Similar to shantung, this textured fabric is recognized by irregular-sized, thick fibers woven into the base fabric. Fibers that create the texture, are thicker and heavier than those used in shantung.

A protein that is similar to collagen and is the chief constituent of elastic fibers.

An embellishment of a fabric or garment in which colored threads are sewn into the fabric to create a design. Embroidery may be done either by hand or machine.

An embroidery produced by pulling out horizontal threads from a fabric and tying the remaining cross threads into groups of an hourglass shape.
A glossy, soft, finely-ribbed, silk-like woven fabric made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers.

Artificial fur made from synthetic material.

A warm, soft fabric made in tightly woven twill or plain weave and finished with a light napping.

A soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric.

A thin piece of material put under another material to add color or brilliance.

A tightly woven, twilled, worsted fabric with a slight diagonal line on the right side. Wool gabardine is known as a year-round fabric for business suiting.

A thin, sheer plain-weave fabric made from cotton, wool, silk, rayon, or other manufactured fibers. End-uses include curtains, apparel, trimmings, and surgical dressings.

A sheer lightweight fabric, often made of silk or from such manufactured fibers as polyester, with a crepe surface. End-uses include dresses and blouses.

A medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with a plaid or check pattern.

A yarn that is spun using pre-dyed fibers. These fibers are blended together to give a particular look. (For example, black and white may be blended together to create a gray heathered yarn.) The term, heather, may also be used to describe the fabric made from heathered yarns.

A colored design knitted on both sides of a fabric.

Woven fabrics manufactured by using the Jacquard attachment on the loom. This attachment provides versatility in designs and permits individual control of each of the warp yarns. Thus, fabrics of almost any type or complexity can be made. Brocade and damask are types of jacquard woven fabrics.

The consistent interlooping of yarns in the jersey stitch to produce a fabric with a smooth, flat face, and a more textured, but uniform back. Jersey fabrics may be produced on either circular or flat weft knitting machines.

Fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running along the length of the fabric, while others have their yarns running across the width of the fabric. Knit fabrics are held together by looping the yarns around each other. Knitting creates ridges in the resulting fabric. Wales are the ridges that run lengthwise in the fabric; courses run crosswise.

Formed by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles.
LACEAn ornamental braid for trimming.
lame like glotiqueA woven fabric using flat silver or gold metal threads to create either the design or the background in the fabric.

A light, fine cloth made using carded or combed, linen or cotton yarns. The fabric has a crease-resistant, crisp finish.

Animal skin dressed for use in clothing.
leatheretteSimulated leather.

A fabric made from linen fibers obtained from inside the woody stem of the flax plant. Linen fibers are much stronger and more lustrous than cotton. Linen fabrics are very cool and absorbent, but wrinkle very easily, unless blended with manufactured fibers.

A DuPont trademark for its spandex fiber. Any time you see this fiber listed on a label, expect comfort, movement, and shape retention that won't wash away.

A thrown silk usually dyed in the gum or a fabric made of this silk.

Lacks luster or gloss and has a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights.

A type of fabric characterized by its net-like open appearance, and the spaces between the yarns. Mesh is available in a variety of constructions including wovens, knits, laces, or crocheted fabrics.

Generic term for any synthetic fiber finer than silk. Fabrics made with micro fibers are soft, lightweight, breathable and durable.

An open fabric, which is created by connecting the intersections in a woven, knitted, or crocheted construction to form a mesh-like appearance that won't ravel.

The first completely synthetic fiber developed. Known for its high strength and excellent resilience, nylon has superior abrasion resistance and high flexibility.

A crisp, sheer, lightweight plain-weave fabric, with a medium to high yarn count, made of silk, rayon, nylon, or polyester. The fabric is used primarily in evening and wedding apparel for women.

A tightly woven, plain-weave, ribbed fabric with a hard, slightly lustered surface. The ribbed effect is created by weaving a finer silk or manufactured warp yarn with a heavier filler yarn, usually made of cotton, wool, or waste yarn. In the construction, the heavier filler yarn is completely covered by the warp yarn, thus creating the ribbed effect.

Given a pearlescent surface or finish.

A heavy twill weave drapeable satin fabric, made of silk or a manufactured fiber, and used for bridal gowns and evening wear.

A row of woven loops along the selvage of fabric or lace.

Very feminine, delicate-looking, rib-knit fabric made with a pattern of openings.

A manufactured fiber which has high strength, excellent resiliency, and high abrasion resistance. Low absorbency allows the fiber to dry quickly.

A fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling.

A bast fiber, similar to flax, taken from the stalk of a plant grown in China.

A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from wood pulp, cotton linters, or other vegetable matter.

To outline a design (as on lace) with embroidery stitching.

To attach a colorless imitation stone of high luster made of glass, paste, or gem quartz.

To form vertical ridges in knitting.
ribbonedRibbon lace is made by stitching ribbon onto mesh or net fabrics. The design is usually a random pattern rather than floral.

A basic stitch used in weft knitting in which the knitting machines require two sets of needles operating at right angles to each other. Rib knits have a very high degree of elasticity in the crosswise direction. This knitted fabric is used for complete garments and for such specialized uses as sleeve bands, neck bands, sweater waistbands, and special types of trims for use with other knit or woven fabrics. Lightweight sweaters in rib knits provide a close, body-hugging fit.

A traditional fabric utilizing a satin weave construction to achieve a lustrous fabric surface. Satin is a traditional fabric for evening and wedding garments. Typical examples of satin weave fabrics include: slipper satin, crepe-back satin, faille satin, bridal satin, moleskin, and royal satin.

A woven fabric which incorporates modification of tension control. In the production of seersucker, some of the warp yarns are held under controlled tension at all times during the weaving, while other warp yarns are in a relaxed state and tend to pucker when the filling yarns are placed. The result produces a puckered stripe effect in the fabric.

Ornamented with a small plate of shining metal or plastic.

A medium-weight, plain-weave fabric, characterized by a ribbed effect, resulting from slubbed yarns used in the warp or filling direction. End-uses include dresses and suits.

Any very light-weight fabric (e.g., chiffon, georgette, voile, sheer crepe). Usually has an open weave. Sheers mostly feel cool.

It is obtained from cocoons of certain species of caterpillars. It is soft and has a brilliant sheen. It is one of the finest textiles. It is also very strong and absorbent.

A manufactured elastomeric fiber that can be repeatedly stretched over 500% without breaking, and will still recover to its original length.

Leather with a napped surface.

A lustrous, medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with a slight ribbed appearance in the filling (crosswise) direction. For formal wear, taffeta is a favorite choice. It provides a crisp hand, with lots of body. Silk taffeta gives the ultimate rustle, but other fibers are also good choices.

A trademark of Courtaulds for a high performance fiber used to make soft, beautifully draping rayon fabrics. Tencel is made from wood pulp that is harvested from replenished tree farms. So it's environmentally sensitive and it's washable!

A woven fabric, usually cotton, with loop pile on one or both sides.

A manufactured fiber, which, like acetate, is made by modifying cellulose. Tri-acetate is less absorbent and less sensitive to high temperatures than acetate. It can be hand or machine washed and tumble dried, with relatively good wrinkle recovery.

A fabric that shows a distinct diagonal wale on the face (e.g., denim, gabardine, tricotine).
velourA medium-weight, closely-woven fabric with a thick pile. It can be made using either a plain weave or a satin weave construction. It resembles velvet, but has a lower cut pile.

A medium-weight, cut-pile constructed fabric in which the cut pile stands up very straight. It is woven using two sets of warp yarns; the extra set creates the pile. Velvet, a luxurious fabric, is commonly made with a filament fiber for high luster and smooth hand.
Venice lace

This lace often has a high profile, and is made using a needlepoint technique rather than embroidery. A heavier weight lace, the patterns vary from geometric to floral. Each pattern is attached to the others by bars made of thread.

The most common type of rayon. It is produced in much greater quantity than cuprammonium rayon, the other commercial type.

A crisp, lightweight, plain weave cotton-like fabric, made with high twist yarns in a high yarn count construction. Similar in appearance to organdy and organza.

Usually associated with fiber or fabric made from the fleece of sheep or lambs. However, the term "wool" can also apply to all animal hair fibers, including the hair of the Cashmere or Angora goat or the specialty hair fibers of the camel, alpaca, llama, or vicuna.