December 31, 2006

Best of the year 2006

A collection of posts which you liked and some which I wish you had liked… Skin care Oily skin , Normal skin , Combination skin ...






December 29, 2006

Postage stamps as nail-art?

Did you know that you could use postage stamps in a unique way to decorate your finger nails? Here are the pictures from a Swiss-German si...




December 28, 2006

Sleep deprivation-Consequences

A good night’s sleep will leave us fresh and ready to face the world. Sleep plays an important role in conserving the energy levels and ref...




December 27, 2006

Does a woman’s skin age faster than a man’s?

There is bad news for beauty conscious women who are desirous of preserving their youthful charm and would like to have a taut and firm skin...




December 25, 2006

Home Remedies for tonsillitis

Though tonsils provide local immunity to the oral cavity by devouring the bacteria that make their way to the body through the throat, they...




December 24, 2006

Home-made face packs for wrinkles

To counteract wrinkles and excessive dryness , apply these face packs- they will keep your skin supple and smooth. 1) Mash a ripe banana , m...




December 22, 2006

Winter lip care

Dry chapped lips are a common problem in winter. Some of these tips may help: * Apply Vaseline or butter on your lips as many times as poss...




December 21, 2006

Strengthening weak nails

Nails which are brittle and break easily can be very irksome, as it takes months together to make them grow to a reasonable size again. Un...




December 20, 2006

Tulsi (Basil) to cure skin problems

Tulsi (Basil is revered by the Hindus as a holy herb. This belief is not entirely due to any dogmatic religious conviction, but rests upon s...




December 19, 2006

Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) cleansing mask

Multani mitti or Fuller’s earth makes an excellent cleansing mask, and possesses highly absorbent qualities. It is rich in minerals and w...




December 17, 2006

Pavanamuktasana (lumbar stretch)- the yogic posture

With the kind of lifestyle that we lead, back pain is very common nowadays. Pavanamuktasana is an excellent yogic posture which improves mu...




December 16, 2006

Coloring your hair-remember these points

If you want to color your hair then remember these points: First coloring should be done by expert hands. Consult a beautician about the co...




December 14, 2006

Medicinal/Cosmetic uses of Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive evergreen shrub with pine needle-like leaves. There are different species of this evergreen shrub. The differences...




December 13, 2006

Home remedies for hoarse voice (laryngitis)

Hoarse voice (laryngitis) is the term used to denote the inflammatory condition of the larynx- the voice box. In Ayurveda this is called ‘...




December 12, 2006

Skin care in the 40s

Today women in their 40s feel much younger and vibrant than their earlier generation. The 40s today reflects the age when women are in their...




December 11, 2006

Teeth whitening remedies

Teeth could be naturally dark or could be discolored by repeated exposure to beverages like tea, coffee or red wine, smoking and also medica...




December 10, 2006

Vaseline makes eyelashes grow longer and thicker

Vaseline a.k.a. petroleum jelly is the oldest and the most popular cosmetic product used all over the world. Its versatility can be reco...




December 9, 2006

Home-made cleansing milk, astringent and toner

Home-made cleansing milk Ingredients: 1 tsp yeast 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon carrot juice ½ tsp curds 1 tsp orange juice 1 tsp oliv...




December 8, 2006

Know your fragrance

Fragrance is an essential feature of your grooming. A mind-boggling range of perfumes has hit the market, so take time in choosing the perfu...




December 7, 2006

Develop a positive attitude

A positive attitude or outlook on life can lead to positive behavior and success. A person with a positive behavior draws others’ like a ma...




December 6, 2006

Cleaning your hands

You may be washing your hands at odd moments during the day, whenever they are dirty or you may be applying soap on them and washing them d...




December 5, 2006

Eye make-up

Use eye make-up to emphasize the eyes. The type of eye make-up varies depending upon the occasion, the time of the day (whether daytime or n...




December 4, 2006

Kapalabhati Pranayam

‘Kapalabhati’ Pranayam breathing exercise is an excellent way of maintaining good health and fighting diseases. ‘Kapala’ means ‘skull’ (...




December 3, 2006

Home remedies with cumin seeds (jeera)

Popularly known as jeera in most Indian languages, cumin seeds are one of the most common ingredients in Indian cuisine. The sweetened ver...




December 2, 2006

Home-made henna (mehendi) hair dye

Does that premature gray in your hair embarrass you to no end? Has the natural process of ageing made your hair turn gray, with those firs...




December 1, 2006

Fix torn nails at home

The most useful techniques for fixing torn or split nails quickly are by gluing and patching and you can do this at home. Gluing Place torn...




November 30, 2006

Count to 10 to control anger

Which is the oldest and most recurrent advice offered when you are angry? Obviously the answer would be - Count to 10, before you speak. S...




November 29, 2006

Applying Blusher

A blush highlights the cheekbones and lifts up the face in no time. But to use it on a regular basis or not is up to you. The kind of profe...




November 28, 2006

Keep backaches away with these tips

The muscles of the back support it much like a tent pole that is supported by ropes. Any slackening in the ropes and the pole tilts. Our li...




November 27, 2006

Handbag as an accessory

The Handbag is undoubtedly the most important accessory for a working woman. A lot of things have to be considered for the correct choice ...




November 26, 2006

Orange for health and beauty

An orange is one of the most common citrus fruits liked by one and all. It is widely grown in warmer climates, and distributed worldwide. T...




November 23, 2006

Yogasanas – some points to remember

Asanas are certain (yogic) body postures which bring stability of body and mind. The body should be firm, yet relaxed without experiencing...




November 22, 2006

Powder and blusher

Powder: Once you have finished applying and blending the foundation and concealer, you can now apply powder . Use a good compact or tran...




November 21, 2006

Instant remedy for a dull face and unsightly nose

Dull face Sometimes our face simply refuses to brighten up or even to look clean. It is caused by dead skin cells clinging to the skin sur...




November 20, 2006

Skin care in the 30s

A woman stepping into the 30’s can look vibrant, radiant and as youthful as she was in her 20’s, particularly if she has pampered her skin ...




November 18, 2006

Hair loss-a herbal remedy and herbal hair oil

Hair-loss- a useful remedy If you are losing hair excessively on your scalp then try out this remedy. Ingredients: Brahmi(Asiatic pennyw...




November 17, 2006

Home remedies for tooth aches

What to do when your tooth aches? Besides analgesics what helps? Grandma and naturopaths recommend: 1) Tulsi (basil) leaves ground with a ...




November 15, 2006

French manicure

A French manicure is one of the best and most versatile looks your nails can carry off. It is clean, sophisticated, looks natural and goes ...




November 14, 2006

Water therapy for insomnia and headache

While water is vital for the internal functioning of your body, it’s also of great value when used on the outside! Did you know that water ...




November 12, 2006

Face packs for different skin types

Simple everyday face packs for different skin types are given here: For dry skin : ½ tsp milk powder ¼ tsp sandalwood paste a pinch of ...




November 10, 2006

Breakfast is essential for good health

For most of us, mornings are the most hectic hours. We are so much bitten by this ‘hurry sickness’ bug to get our chores done that we don’t...




November 9, 2006

Home remedies for indigestion

Indigestion is also known as ‘dyspepsia’ and is a Greek term indicating indigestion or difficulty in digestion. It is a vague term very o...




November 7, 2006

Foundation and concealing

Once you have followed the initial steps of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, your skin is ready for the application of foundation. Choos...




November 6, 2006

Everyday care for a beautiful skin

Here are a few simple tips for skin care which will give you a beautiful skin:




November 4, 2006

Simple remedies for wrinkles

Try out these simple, safe and effective beauty aids to prevent and remove wrinkles and roughness that make their appearance on ageing sk...




November 3, 2006

General tips for positive health from Ayurveda

Sound health is the basis for happiness. And the following are the useful hints of Ayurveda for attainment of perfect health and good condu...




November 2, 2006

Does Exercise Make You Lose Weight On Your Face

People who are exercising to lose weight or just look trim often wonder whether exercise makes them lose weight on the face too. Unfortunat...




October 31, 2006

Castor oil may not make eyelashes grow longer

Eyes are one of the most expressive features of the face and naturally thick, long eyelashes enhance their beauty. Most women are keen to k...




October 30, 2006

Foods that lower cholesterol

It’s a known fact that high levels of cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol in the blood contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of th...




October 29, 2006

Wheat magic

Wheat is an excellent source of iron and phosphorous. The outer layer of the barn provides fiber which gives bulk and regulates the absorpt...




October 26, 2006

Make-up-Choosing the right foundation

Read through Make-up-Initial steps Choose your foundation according to your skin type: * an oil-free base for oily skins which help contr...




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