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A lot of people feel inclined to learn how to do their own manicures, pedicures, and other beauty treatments at home on their own when they calculate how much they spend on these things each month. When they think about how much they spend actually paying a professional to do the job, maintaining the work that is done, as well as buying products to use at home, they see that they could save tons of money. They can invest in some nice equipment and nice products to do their own manicure and other beauty treatments. However, they need to learn the basic steps.

If you have gone to a professional many times to have your nails done, you can basically follow the process that the professional uses. Some people do not pay attention when they are getting their nails or toes done, so this quick reminder can be very helpful.

The very first thing that you want to do is start off with clean nails. This involves getting rid of nail polish and making sure that the nails are clean on top and underneath. Next, make sure that your nails are all the same length. This may involve trimming the nails as well as filing them. You want to give them a good shape, something that you will be comfortable with.

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Once your nails are all cleaned up and they have been trimmed and filed, you can begin the most relaxing part of the manicure. Soak your fingers or even your entire hands in warm water. Some people like to use a mild soap or another product that has been designed for this purpose. Soaking your hands in warm water not only relaxes you, but it loosens up the cuticles.

After your hands have soaked for a little bit, you want to take them out of the water and dry them up. Now you can begin working on the cuticles. Using the proper tools, push them back and trim them if necessary. Now that your hands are dry and your cuticles are in good condition, you can apply nail polish and a nail polish extender. You want to preserve the life of the nail polish as long as possible and help your manicure to last.

After your nails are done and the nail polish has dried, you want to apply moisturiser to your hands. Many individuals enjoy this part of the manicure. They may spend a lot of time just sitting back and looking at how pretty their nails look while allowing the moisturiser to soak in. As they rub the moisturiser in, they will do a small hand massage. This is a great way to end the manicure. Not only will your nails look great, but you will feel relaxed.

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7 Changes You Need to Make to Reorganize Your Wardrobe for Spring/Summer|

Hello all, hope you are doing well. As winter has bid us goodbye long ago and spring is almost over, so it is the time to usher summer- the brightest of all seasons. Last week, as a part of my Spring Cleaning, I was de-cluttering my wardrobe to organize my spring/summer clothes and found out that I have some ideas to share with you guys. Almost all of us are get puzzled when it comes to clean and organize your wardrobe. What to keep and what to throw out is the biggest question that keeps coming back to our minds. Today, I thought why not let you guys know what I am keeping in my spring/summer closet and what I am weeding out. I hope your wardrobe worries get reduced after reading this post. Let’s start-

7 Things You Should Keep in Your Spring/Summer Wardrobe

1. Say hello to Crop Tops

It is the time to bid adieu to your favourite loose sweaters and welcome the summery crop tops. I was not a crop top person even a few of months ago. I was not sure if I can ever pull off a crop top confidently. Despite the fact, I had ordered a crop top from Forever 21 last October. Recently, I found that out lying at the corner of my wardrobe, neglected. I thought of giving it a try and planned on to pair it with my palazzo pants. Guess what! I wear this combo almost all the time. For those who feel like I felt, if you guys are not comfortable with the little peek-a-boo, do try pairing your crop tops with high-waste pants or skirts.

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AND Multicoloured Printed Crop Top

2. Switch over to Flared Bottoms

I don’t like wearing denim during spring and summer. I love to switch over to the other options such as skirts, chinos or palazzos. Recently, I have discovered my love for palazzos. I have always been a little sceptical about wearing palazzos considering my short height but then the ‘try everything’ theory worked and I got a pair for myself. Now, I don’t even think of getting back to my jeans. Skirts and palazzos are the comfiest of all bottoms. You must try them for summers.

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Chumbak White Flared Skirt
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Label Ritu Kumar Navy Blue Printed Palazzo

3. Make some space for Maxi Dresses

Believe it or not, Maxi Dresses could be your best friend for this Spring/Summer. I have grown a love for maxi dresses when I bought my first from Limeroad. I am planning on buying some more so that I can have one maxi dress for every occasion.

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Latin Quarters Cream Coloured Embroidered Maxi Dress

4. Bring back those Jumpsuits/Playsuits/Dungarees

When it comes to fashion with comfort, I can only think about jumpsuits. You can add as many of them as you want and you won’t get bored of them. I will suggest adding pastel shades to make your wardrobe look summery and also it will make you feel refreshed.

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TOPSHOP Cut-out Playsuit

5. Layer up you outfits with Summer Jackets

I love layering my outfits. It gives every outfit an edge and something to break the mundaneness. I don’t do it during summers (you know how extreme Indian summer is), but in Spring, I love to do it. There are a few variety of items that you can use for layerings, such as summer jackets, shrugs, kimonos or even an over-sized shirt can play the role.

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Dorothy PerkinsWhite Floral Lace Back Kimono

6. Replace your boots with Strappy Flats

Let’s admit, Winter is long gone. Those booties on your shoe rack are of no use now, unless you are a person who does not mind wearing boots in summers. It’s now time to bring back those forgotten heroes to work. In spring/summers, you need something that keeps your feet fresh and allows air to pass through your shoes. Sandals are the best for this season. I personally love wearing strappy sandals or ballerinas throughout the year.

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ALDO Lovea Beige Sandals

7. Add bright Jewellery

If you love accessorizing yourself as much as I do then you cannot forget to add your favourite summer baubles to your wardrobe. I love wearing my dainty pieces all year round but I am really looking forward to getting some new jewellery in bright shades. Maybe I will try out some neons too!

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KAZO Yellow Metal Necklace

That’s it, guys. I hope you found this post helpful. I can’t wait to know your thoughts on wardrobe organization. Tell me in the comments, which are the items you are getting rid of this summer? If you are following me in any of my social medias then do send me some pictures of your organized summer closet. I would love to take a peek at your wardrobes. Also, do add me on Snapchat to know what all I do in a day. My Snapchat username is ‘sayantinee

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The lips have to be visible for them to be considered beautiful. Therefore, most people with thin lips are in the struggle to enlarge their lips and those with already large lips apply lipsticks to make them more pronounced. It is only through plumping your lips that you can be able to make your lips as beautiful as in your dreams. There are a variety of natural substances that can be used to plump your lips available in the market. The following are the best ways to plump your lips:

1. Exfoliate
Exfoliation is the removal of the outer layer of dead skin cells. There are some the products used to peel. Consider using these products instead of peeling your lips manually to prevent mechanical damage. Exfoliation allows new younger lip skin to appear and collagen to get more nourishment. A significant role enhancing because when you remove the outer layer, it allows maximum flow of blood hence nutrients and oxygen reach the skin cells for food. Kiss me is one of the scrubs that you can consider for exfoliation. Just avoid over exfoliation because the skin around the lips is thick in regenerating new cells.

2. Apply a lip plumper
The best lip plumpers are readily available in the market to eat lower prices. Choose lip plumper that contains ingredients that promote the health of the collagen. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity of the skin hence prevents wrinkles and fine lines. Intensive injection lip plumper contains vitamin A that is great for the health of the skin. There are those that contain hydraulic acid that is useful for keeping the skin moisturized for a longer period.

3. Apply a stimulating product
 Apply any lip gloss that contains pepper and cinnamon. These two substances irritate the lips causing swelling that increases the volume of the lips. Under normal circumstance swelling is a sign of a problem on the affected side but for this case, swelling means that the lip gloss is working actually. The swelling may be slightly uncomfortable but is totally harmless to your skin.

4. Avoid using darker lipsticks
The primary aim of plumbing the lips is to make simply them more visible. Bright colors are more visible compared to the dull ones. Therefore, to achieve the objective of pumping bright colors must be considered. The red lipsticks are the most common more famous lip plumpers available on the market. Choose a color that complements your skin color, rather than the one that makes you duller.

5. Hydrate
Lack of water in the body could lead to the drying of the lips. Drink seven glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated. This prevents your lips from drying and cracking. To complement the function of water, apply a moisturizer whenever you feel the signs of drying.

6. Use natural treatment before bathing
Apply a thick coat of honey before your bath and avoid wiping it off when bathing. Steam to allow penetration of the healing agents in the honey. Clean the honey residue on the surface of the skin and apply you favorite moisturizer.  This treatment will enable you to have naturally smooth lips that you always wish to have.

7. Consider organic oils for plumping
The natural oils are known for their effectiveness in enhancing the beauty of an individual in different ways. It plays a significant role enhancing the beauty of the skin as well as that of the skin. Apply coconut oil on your lips regularly to keep it moisturized.

The beautiful lips are those that are well plumped and are more visible.  There are some over counter products that you use to plump your lips. How you plump them determines their physical appearance.  The secret of having the most beautiful lips is exfoliating and ensuring that they are moisturized. Choosing the color of your lip plumper also matters in the appearance of your lips. The above methods of plumbing your lips are most of what you need to rise to the standard of Angelina Jolie’s lips. Commitment is most of what is required.

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Author Bio

Meighan Sembrano has done her Mass Communication degree. In her free time, she likes to write about health, lifestyle fitness, world news, and beauty. She is an author at Consumer Health Digest since 2012. To know more about health and wellness, stay connected with Consumer Health Digest on – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.  


Oh holidays, the sweet blissful time when everyone is sinful. It is the season when we indulge in food and drinks and often neglect to care for our skin, hair and the amount of sleep we are having. What we eat and how we are sleeping is reflected the most on our skin and sometimes hair too.
Often we do not even notice the consequences until the season passes. What then? You can deal with these issues, recover and shine like a Christmas tree for months after the holidays. All you need is a couple of days of proper care to regain your beauty.
Here are some steps you can take to achieve that.
 Detox from the Inside!
Your hair, skin and organism have been exposed to harmful influences, both from the outside and inside. That is why you have to get rid of those toxins endangering your health and appearance by detoxification.
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 First, you need to cleanse from the inside. Do that by banishing any unhealthy foods and stock your home with healthy ingredients. Start every day with some form of physical activity and by eating a healthy breakfast (cereals, fruits, yogurt, etc.). At nighttime you should consume lighter food. At lunch and dinner, eat lean protein, such as poultry and seafood.
Drink a lot of water and green or ginger tea. Start your day with one glass of water with lemon juice and a spoon of honey. Eat at least one fresh salad a day. Include some of the “detox wizards” (beets, cabbage, hazelnuts, avocado, almonds, etc.) in your diet.
Take Care of Your Skin
If you have had enough eggnog for the season, you should consider something less harmful for your skin. Opt for other wintery foods that are good for your health, such as sweet potatoes, cocoa and turkey. 
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Once you have made adequate changes within, you should start battling the damage from the outside. Avoid heavy makeup to give your skin time to rest. Choose organic products with fewer synthetic ingredients. Improve circulation and stimulate toxin release by your lymphatic system using dry-brushing.
 Avoid harsh soaps and opt for pH neutral and chemical-free cleansing products. Use face masks which contain avocado and vitamin E. Choose a quality moisturizer with an SPF and apply it every day.
Recover Your Hair and Nails
Your hair is a sign of your overall health. Adequate nutrients in your diet are helping your hair and nails look beautiful and shiny. Sufficient amounts of vitamin B and calcium are exactly what you need to kickstart your hair recovery. You can get those nutrients by consuming dairy products and leafy greens, but you can also include calciumsupplements, to battle the calcium deficiency.
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After you have taken care of your hair health within, the first thing you should do is to visit your hairdresser and cut the ends. Treat your hair with a scalp massage with essential oils or serum. Some celebrities, such as Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel, use coconut oil to stimulate hair growth. Do not wash your hair more than three times a week, but opt for dry shampoo instead. Avoid hair straighteners and styling gels.
 Also, you can improve your nail health by avoiding nail polish for some time and rubbing in olive oil to boost their recovery. Wear protective gloves when washing the dishes or performing some house chores which require the use of chemicals.
Holidays are a lovely time of the year. Still, they often lead to extremes which are only harming your health and appearance. Do not allow for that to happen. Fight back with a proper diet and a new beauty routine, and you will shine through the whole following year.

Author Bio:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about organic beauty products and healthy lifestyle. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty, fashion and lifestyle.

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Skin is the canvas where the traces of years, experience, mistreatment, neglecting, bad diet and other influences are reflected. That’s why it demands special care and attention. Attaining desired radiant glow is never easy, but it’s not impossible. Skin radiance comes from both inside and outside.
To achieve the best and lasting results, you’ll have to change some habits from the roots, build skincare routine and, if needed, change your nutrition. Don’t worry, there is still time to do that, start with the new practice this guideline will recommend first thing in the morning and don’t give up. You’ll be amazed with the results.


 Glowing inside out

As mentioned above, healthy diet makes half of smooth and youthful skin. By eating certain foods, you can achieve perhaps even better results than with skincare products.
Nutrient that are rich with omega-3 fatty acids supply your skin with oils that can reduce inflammation and thus prevent acne, redness and scaly skin. Trout, salmon and herring are the best fishes for the job.
Foods with Vitamin C (kiwi, lemon, orange, tomato) stimulates collagen production and protects skin against wrinkles. The extra treat is dark chocolate which is helping your skin stay soft and hydrated. Speaking of hydration, it is crucial that you drink at least 2 liters of water (non-carbonated) per day, and sometimes even more.

Skincare routine

Developing healthy skincare routine is one of the most important steps to take to achieve wanted results. This means you need to wash your face regularly, especially before going to bed. Use makeup remover, gentle soap and only then rinse with water. Remove excess oil with toner and then apply moisturizer.
Make it a habit to exfoliate once a week in order to remove excess skin cells. You can make your own exfoliator or buy trusted product in a store. To keep your skin youthful, protect it from the sun, by applying sunscreen every time you are going outside.

 Finishing touches

If you are following these steps you already have glowing skin which needs just a bit more shine. For that, you can use woman’s most trusted tool – makeup.
Start the beautifying process with a primer to create a hydrated and smooth surface. Next, even out the tan with foundation (choose it based on your tan and skin type). If needed, cover spots (acne, redness) with concealer. Lock it all in with powder and accentuate cheekbones with blush or bronzer. Add an extra touch with nude or peach shade lip gloss. The results will be astonishing!
Soft pencil or eyeliner can be very effective solution if you want to highlight your eyes. You can apply the standard one or opt foreyeliner tattoo. However, for evening plans, you’ll need to try a little harder to make your skin glow and cheekbones pop, perhaps do some highlighting and contouring, and you are just few strokes of a makeup brush away from the Hollywood diva look.
There is no reason to have dull and dry skin if you can make it radiant. Where filet of salmon can’t help and exfoliating is just scratching the surface, some primer, foundation and blush will do the trick.
Author Bio:
Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion, photography and graphic design. Sophia is also very passionate about DIY projects. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes in mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles.
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Hello everyone, how are you doing? Today I have come up with a number of tips on how to look best in photographs. I hope you enjoy this post. Let’s start- 

Makeup for photography is entirely different from the makeup we do for normal days. The flash not only brightens up your face but also it takes away the natural colours and shadows from your face. Plus, the millions of pixels in a photograph emphasizes even the pettiest flaw in your makeup. Today, I am sharing some tips with you so that you can look your best in the photographs and I am sure it will lessen your post-processing time. 

First thing first, you need to prepare your face pretty well before putting on your makeup. Make sure you cleanse and moisturize your face nicely. You would not want your camera to emphasize those rebellious dry patches on your cheeks, chin or around your mouth. Don’t forget your lips!

1. Define Your Brows: Flash photography can emphasize sparse eyebrows. It can even wash out those brows that look quite thick in reality. So, make sure you define your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil or powder or any brow defining gel. Finish it off with applying some clear brow gel or clear mascara on top of it to keep it in place. 

Used a deep brown eye-shadow to fill in my brows

2. Choose the Right Foundation: Foundation helps to even out your skin tone giving you the perfect canvas to work on. Do not choose a foundation that is way lighter than your skin tone. It would not make your look fair rather it would make your skin appear as a mask in the photographs. Nobody want that, right?

Used Lakme CC Cream as a base/foundation

3. Never Forget to Conceal: You must not skip the step of concealing your under-eye area and your blemishes or breakouts. Let’s admit it, everyone wants to look perfect on photographs. Your dark circles might ruin your whole makeup. Plus, concealer helps brighten up your face. 

4. Contour Your Face: Contouring is not only for making your face look slimmer. It actually brings back the structure to your face that your foundation takes away. It gives a depth and definition to your face that saves your face from looking flat in photographs.

5. Tight-lining Your Eyes: This is a step that instantly brings changes to your eyes. After lining your eyes line your upper and lower waterline. By lining your upper waterline you can fill in the gaps that show through your lashes, especially you have scarce eyelashes. It will make your lashes thicker. I love doing this step.

Used Maybelline Colossal Kajal to tightline my eyes

6. Focus on Your Lips: No matter which lip shade you choose, make sure you line your lips before putting on any lip colour. If you have thinner upper lip, make sure to overdraw it so that it looks fuller on camera. Apply some concealer around the outline of your lips to make everything neat.

Lipstick- MAC Plumful, Lip-liner- Maybelline Midnight Plum

I hope this post helps you to get your best photograph. If you have any more tips then share them with me in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

This post is inspired by Rewardme’s post- 5 Easy Ways to Perfect Mobile Makeup. Find it here. 

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We all love to shop, especially ladies. Women shop for two reasons- firstly, necessity and lastly, impulsiveness. I consider myself as an impulsive shopper. I know a lot of you would tag yourselves as impulsive shoppers as well. Shopping in impulsion has its own consequences, most important of them being excessive expense. You could literally make a hole in your own pocket. But then there are a few cheat tricks that can keep a tight rein on your expenditure. I, myself, have a few formulas to save as much money as possible from a purchase. Let me share them with you-
1. Make a List: Before leaving for shopping, make a list of the things that you really need. A list won’t allow you to shop for unnecessary items. Sometimes we forget what we needed by the time we reach the shop. A list will remind you about the things you need so that you don’t get lost into the aisles full of alluring stuff. It also saves your valuable time.
2. Bring Cash: After making the list, make an estimate of how much money should be needed for certain purchase. Bring only that amount with you. It will make sure you won’t shop impulsively.
3. Shopping Online: Let it consider the boon of internet, shopping has never been easier than this. Online shopping has cleared the fence between possible and impossible. Shopping international products that you had never thought could be procured to your country, is now as easy as making a smoothie (pardon me for this bizarre comparison). The main reason why I love shopping online is because there are always some sales going on there. You can buy your desired article no matter where you live. Some products that are newly launched and you can’t find it in your area, online shopping is always the solution. Being a small town girl, I know that better than anybody. If you can’t find any deals in-store, you must find one online.
4. Coupons and Discounts: A lot of coupons sites are there that provide discount coupon codes and deals for your online purchase. They offer you some exclusive deals and discounts on several online stores that you might not have found before. You can get great deals on cosmetics, clothing, movie tickets, restaurants and many more. As an instance, if you are looking for exclusive discounts for a specific site, simply search for Online Discount Coupons for the site, and you will be navigated to your desired site and then you can choose your discount coupons as per your requirement.
5. Keep Yourself Focused: Now, this is all up to you. Just concentrate on what your need is and what would be unnecessary for that moment. When it comes to makeup products, we women don’t feel anything is unnecessary. We try to find out excuses like “I don’t have this particular shade of lipstick!” or “All my nail polishes would dry out in a few days!”, but we don’t realize that we are just being impulsive. If you really need to save money then don’t listen to the SA. He/She will tempt you saying “This will look great on you!” or “Buy ‘this’ and ‘that’ along with ‘these’ and you can get a free makeup pouch!”. You just say ‘NO’ because you have already bought what you needed the most. Ignore and make the payment and you will bring a happy wallet with you to home.

I hope these tips will be helpful for you. Try out yourselves and let me know if any of these worked for you or not. Also, if you have some money-saving tricks that you want to share with me, then feel free to write a comment. Be blessed.
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