Well folks as we all know its almost the month of Shravan - i.e. the month where Ms Laylaa has to give up the love of her life, and eat carrots :O So from all of us Omega Orphans we decided to prepare this absolutely yummy chicken for her :D
FYI Miss R bought the chicken, I provided the recipe, Miss LMK and Miss R made the marinade, Miss R and I coated the chicken with it, and we used my grill as the oven (hence the charring marks :P) and it was expertly cooked in the grill by Mr Smoke with a little bit of help from me :D - Laylaa's brother Rinka was notably absent during the entire cooking process and only showed up when the food was ready :D
When you are short, figuring out what to wear can be pretty difficult - especially if you want to make yourself look a bit taller than you really are. Well, the most important thing for you to keep in mind is that it is possible for you to make yourself look taller than you really are, according to the way that you dress. Here, I will share with you some of the tips that I have learned through my own experiences as a short person.
Tip # 1 For Looking Taller: Tighter is Often Better
You may not be completely thrilled with the idea of wearing tight clothing, as it can be pretty uncomfortable. However, tighter is typically better. The reason may be because it helps emphasize your lines, ultimately helping you look taller. When you wear baggier clothing, you will probably find that your lines will not be so visible, which will ultimately cause you to look shorter. The only instance in which bagginess is an exception when it comes to dressing as a short person is when it comes to shirts and jeans. When you tuck a baggy shirt into tighter jeans, you will notice that your legs will look just as long (or tall) as they would if you were to wear a tighter shirt.
Tip # 2 For Looking Taller: Avoid Wearing Capris or Crop Shorts
Chances are that you have always loved the appearance of Capris or Crop shorts. If you are aiming to look taller, however, wearing both of these types of shorts is not going to help. For some reason, they tend to make short people's legs look even shorter and stubby. You may be wondering what you should wear if you are not comfortable wearing short shorts. Well, your best option is to probably try out Bermuda shorts. Since these shorts will typically cutoff right before the knee begins, or in some cases right below the knee, your legs will get an overall longer appearance. Keep in mind that the same rule applies to skirts; those that end close to the ankles will make you look shorter, whereas those that end closer to the knee will help elongate your legs.
Tip # 3 For Looking Taller: Don't Wear Flat Shoes
Lately, flat shoes have been considered very fashionable. Unfortunately, if you are really interested in looking taller, flat shoes are not the best choice for you. These shoes will be likely to draw attention to your feet, which will look very flat in them. What this will do is emphasize the fact that you are short, and in some cases, you may even look shorter because of these shoes. Opting for medium heels (as heels that are too high can just cause you to look like you are trying too hard) or chunkier shoes is typically the best option.
Tip # 4 For Looking Taller: Forget Everything You've Heard About Skinny Jeans
You have probably always been told that you should avoid skinny jeans because they can cause your legs to look chubbier and even make you look shorter. While this can be true in some cases, it is important to keep in mind that it is not always true. If you have long or slender legs, skinny jeans can help emphasize this. Darker colored skinny jeans are often the most complementary. One of the main reasons that skinny jeans may add length to your appearance is because they tend to add a slimming look, which is especially true about darker colored skinny jeans. Whether you like the idea or not, you should at least try a few pairs of skinny jeans on. You may be surprised with the results that you see.
Tip # 5 For Looking Taller: Wear Long Shirts
Wearing shirts that are longer in length can cause your torso to look longer. This can add several "visual inches" to your entire body. It is most common for tank tops and tee-shirts to be sold in longer lengths. Lately, however, you will typically be able to find long shirts for all seasons. (Once again, keep in mind that tighter is better. A long, baggy shirt may cause your body to look both shorter and chubbier).
Tip # 6 For Looking Taller: Opt For Darker Colored Clothing
It is a well known fact that being slimmer actually causes you to look taller also. Unfortunately, not all of us are as slim as we would like to be. You have probably already heard that wearing darker colored clothing can actually make you look slimmer. Opting for colors such as black, navy blue, forest green, maroon, and chocolate brown can make you look slimmer - and ultimately taller. Opting for darker colored tops and pants will both add length to your appearance.
Tip # 7 For Looking Taller: Use Layering to its Advantage
Although you may not even realize it, when it is done right, layering can help your body look a lot taller. Of course, there are several things that you will want to keep in mind if you plan to layer. The first thing is that the darker colored shirt should always go on the outside, as this is the color that people will be the most focused on when they look at you. Another thing that you should keep in mind is the type of shirts that you are laying. It is often best to layer a v-neck shirt on top of a tank top, mainly because a v-neck shirt tends to add a longer appearance to the body. You should avoid layering ruffled shirts, mainly because they only add emphasis to the chest and neck area, rather than the rest of your body. Test out several shirts when layering to see what makes you look the tallest.
Tip # 8 For Looking Taller: Choose the Right Hair Style
Although you probably think that your hair style has no effect on how tall you look, it can. Longer hair styles actually can cause you to look shorter because they cause the eye to wander mainly to your hair, rather than your body. Opting for shorter hair styles will provide you with the tallest appearance because it will put more emphasis on your neck, rather than your hair. This is especially true if your neck is longer. Medium hair styles are also acceptable if you wish to look taller.
Tip # 9 For Looking Taller: Test Out Different Types of Stripes
Stripes are known to provide the visual length that you are hoping for. Most short people find that vertical stripes work the best for them. However, there are cases in which people also claim that horizontal stripes work wonders for them also. The main key is to try out a few different types of stripes and decide what types may help you look taller, as well as what types may cause you to look shorter. Base your future clothing decisions on the results that you get.
Tip # 10 For Looking Taller: Emphasize With Bright Colors
Is there one part of your body that you really want to emphasize which will help you look taller? For example, let's pretend that you have long, slender legs. If you want to use your legs to make your whole body look taller, then you should try shopping for bright colored pants, whether they are red, orange or lime green. If you have a slim stomach, you may want to emphasize this using a brightly colored shirt, whether it is solid or graphics. No matter what you decide on emphasizing, realize that bright colored clothing is probably the way to go. It is often best to match that with dark colored clothing (e.g. a bright pink shirt with dark colored jeans).
These are just ten of the very easy things that you can do when dressing in order to help yourself look taller! Remember that being short is not always a bad thing though! Being happy with who you are and showing confidence will help you look taller in itself!
Der se hua, par pyaar to hua re - 2 O dilruba, tune dil le liya re, ho Der se hua, par pyaar to hua re O dilruba, tune dil le liya re, ho
Kya hai mohabbat, yeh mujhko bataaya In dhadkanon ko dhadkna sikhaaya Ho, bechainiyaan di mere pyaase din ko Raaton ko tune tadapna sikhaaya Mushkil bada intezaar hua re O dilruba, tune dil le liya re, ho
Mere khayaalon mein aawaargi thi Chaahat mein na koi deewaangi thi Ho, kaagaz ke phoolon mein khushboo nahin thi Viraan khwaabon si yeh zindagi thi Mujhko tera aitbaar hua re O dilruba, tune dil le liya re, ho Der se hua, par pyaar to hua re O dilruba, tune dil le liya re, ho
You've probably heard that you could use sandalwood powder for clear skin. Well, it's true! Sandalwood is a popular skin care natural remedy used in India. The wood from the sandalwood tree is powdered and used to alleviate several skin conditions. The antimicrobial properties of sandalwood, is what gives it its healing power. Application of sandalwood paste for face, leaves the face glowing, flawless and clear. Besides protecting the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, this powder also leaves the skin clean, germ-free and moisturized. Moreover, it has also been used to calm the nervous system, thereby alleviating stress and anxiety.
Rose water is a well-known skin tonic, made from rose petals and has been used as a toner and facial cleanser. It comprises hundreds of components which impart the ability to stimulate blood circulation in blood vessels underlying the skin, thereby reducing scars, sunburns, thread veins, aging skin and other skin conditions. Since it tones and rejuvenates the skin, it is used to take off make-up in the evenings. Moreover, diluting some amounts of rose water in bath water and taking bath with it helps get rid of allergic rash and cutaneous inflammations.
For the Skin
One of the best methods of skin care is by applying a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. We already saw how sandalwood and rose water individually are beneficial to our skin, so now imagine what these two can do together! Sandalwood paste and rose water benefits are plenty. Right from treating acne to treating rashes, etc. the combination is quite beneficial.
How Do You Make Sandalwood Paste with Rose Water?
All you need to do, to prepare this paste, is to take 100 g of sandalwood powder and 120 ml rose water. Mix the two together to form a nice paste and apply it over your face and neck to form a thin layer. Once the paste has dried, just dab some water onto the face and massage in circular motion. Rinse with cool water and gently pat with a clean towel. Your skin will feel toned and rejuvenated, free of impurities. This mask is a wonderful method of maintaining healthy skin.
For Acne Scars
To treat acne scars you need to prepare a paste of sandalwood powder, rose water and glycerin. Take one tablespoon of sandalwood powder, add a few drops of rosewater and little glycerin. Mix well, until a thick paste is formed. Apply this paste on the areas of the face and neck, affected by acne scars. Wash this off after half an hour with lukewarm water. If you wish, you could also add a few drops of essential oils to enhance the healing process.
In order to reduce pimples or acne naturally, make a paste of sandalwood, turmeric and rosewater. Take one teaspoon of sandalwood powder, one teaspoon of turmeric and one teaspoon of rosewater. Mix and form a paste. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash if off with cool water, after 15 minutes. This application will help prevent pimple breakouts.
If you are wondering where and how to buy sandalwood powder and rose water, just step into a herbal store. If you don't have the time to go shopping, just look for it online. Application of sandalwood paste and rose water will definitely benefit your skin.
I had planned to post this last week, but when Blogger decided to go retarded and remove GLAM as SPAM, I couldn't. This one is more angled towards the guys -- hence the "MANSOME" video :P All the better to get your pics taken properly and spammed. ;)
I've been thinking about what I should post here on Glam for a while now. And not so surprisingly it's been difficult to get a start from somewhere. But as I was scrolling through some dresses on Google, I came across this.
This is one of many natural remedies that I suggest everyone to try out. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most simplest and cheapest ingredients, and guess what? It's amazingly effective. What do I use it for? Well, it's the best toner I've used yet. I mix about two-three tablespoons of it in a Mason jar and fill it up with water. Swiping with a cotton pad daily renders a clear, soft and flawless skin. :D
Similarly, it's really good for hair and scalp. If you've got dry scalp, dandruff then this does a good job of fixing it, and ACV for a rinse in the hair makes your hair so shiny.
15 Reasons To Use Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Apple cider vinegar is a completely natural product. It is made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider. It is then fermented a second time to apple cider vinegar. When using natural apple cider vinegar, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives.
2. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will aid in increased body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results.
3. Natural apple cider vinegar regulates the pH of your skin. Dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball to replace your current toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of apple cider vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.
It is also a recommended agent for warts. For warts, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will fall off. Once it falls off, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, to make sure the wart doesn't return.
4. Apple cider vinegar can help remove stains from teeth. Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse out with water.
5. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn.
6. Apple Cider vinegar can be used as a natural aftershave. Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and shake before applying to the face.
7. Rubbing apple cider vinegar on your hands and feet will give massage-like benefits and relief to tired hands and feet.
8. Apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss. For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in apple cider vinegar).
In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid.
9. Apple cider Vinegar will balance your entire inner body system. The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, my desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.
10. As part of balancing the body's pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.
11. This miracle vinegar helps to break up mucous throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that apple cider vinegar can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucous and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms (sore throats and headaches).
12. This vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida -- yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida also is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections.
13. Though it might seem like an oxymoron to treat stomach acid with an acid-containing vinegar, there is research suggesting that apple cider vinegar works by correcting low acid, hence reducing heartburn. Natural remedy experts say you should begin to feel relief very shortly after taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a glass of water. Note that apple cider vinegar will not give relief if you have an ulcer.
14. The use of apple cider vinegar is effective in repelling fleas on your pets. One part vinegar and one part water can be sprayed on your pets fur and rubbed in generously to the skin. Saturate the entire coat, and continue every day for a few days to a week. Any flea infestation will surely be gone.
15. Apple cider vinegar will clean your toilets and have your bathroom smelling like apples! Just pour apple cider vinegar into the toilet, and allow it to sit overnight. It can also be used in dishwashers as a substitute for dish detergent. Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water, and you can use this solution to clean microwaves, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors, too.
Hair oils have made a massive comeback this summer. Contrary to popular belief they won’t leave hair and scalps oily, but will nourish and revive lack-lustre hair. Summertime can take its toll on our hair, but a simple hair oil will add instant gloss and shine.
Light Oil Treatment, £30.45, MoroccanOil
At last, a hair oil that is suitable for fine hair. MoroccanOil Light oil has all the same goodness as the original, but the lighter consistency makes it useable for finer hair without leaving tresses flat and greasy. Argan oil, the key ingredient, is rich in vitamins, increasing hair’s strength and elasticity. Although MoroccanOil contains UV protection, if you are hitting the beach or in direct sunlight make sure you spritz your hair with a strong sun protector.
Kerastase shampoos and conditioning treatments are some of the best for at-home hair care, and their Elixir Ultime Versatile Beautifying Oil is no less impressive. Ingredients such as nourishing Argan oil and maize oil, which promotes the re-growth of hair, make this oil to go-to for a healthy hair restoration. While you can apply to dry, damp or wet hair, we recommend if you have thick or curly hair, you warm up a hazelnut size amount of oil. Run the oil through your hair concentrating on the ends. Leave it on for at least twenty minutes and then shampoo and condition your hair as normal - without a doubt your hair with feel and look smoother, silkier and glossier.
Huile Sublime Bois d’Orange, £23, Roger & Gallet
The smell alone could convert you into a Roger & Gallet obsessive. Bois d’Orange has a Mediterranean scent that could transport you into summer with one spritz. With the fragrance aside, this oil is a travel must-have as it works as both a hair, face and body spray. Unlike most other oils, Roger Gallet’s has a dry, feather light finish which leaves you feeling softer and smoother than ever. With key oils such as Argan, almond and evening primrose oils to hydrate, soften and protect skin and hair, you will feel like you’ve had a treatment.
Beautifying Composition oil, £18.50, Aveda
It’s a hair oil, a body oil, a bath oil, and it can even be used as a massage oil. Aveda’s Beautifying Composition is multi-purpose oil at its best. Unlike most other hair oils, this one focuses on the scalp, giving it a deep-conditioning cleanse. Packed with natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, which is similar to the skins natural oil, and rosemary, which has been used for generations as a scalp cleanse and conditioner, this oil will leave your hair feeling thoroughly nourished and silky smooth.
Argan Rescue Oil, £19.50, Gielly Green
With a fresh, florally smell and enriching Argan oil, this hair oil is a pure pleasure to use. The heavier consistency makes it more effective on thicker, frizz-prone hair, so finer tresses beware. Added Vitamin E gives dry and damaged hair a much needed boost, leaving it shiny, sleek and full of life. For the best results use sparingly on towel dried or damp hair and comb through thoroughly. This particular oil doesn’t contain heat protection, so before styling use a spray.
Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil, £39.50, Shu Uemura
Shu Uemura has hit the mark with their Nourishing Protective Oil. From frizz and UV damage to general dryness, this oil will rescue your hair and leave it feeling revitalised and restored. Enriched with camellia oil, this oil doesn’t stop at simply fixing your hair, it will also protect from future dehydration as moisture will be locked in.
Enrich Hair Oil, £25.50, Aromatherapy Associates
Aromatherapy Associates is a favourite at Red HQ for its use of essential oils and natural plant extracts, and their hair oil has toppled our expectations. Enrich Hair Oil hits the mark on the fragrance front with Geranium extract providing a pleasant floral scent, while the texture and use of coconut oil makes this one of the most moisturising hair oils we’ve tested. Our top tip for this oil is to use sparingly. The essential oils and rich murumuru butter, a renowned intense moisturiser, make a little go a long way.
Satin Oil for body and hair, £35, Diptyque
Softly perfumed, richly moisturising and feather light, Diptyque’s satin oil is ideal for everyday use on both hair and body. Whether you have fine or thick hair you’ll feel and see the benefits and the spray lid makes it quick and easy to apply. While this oil might not work as a treatment, it’ll add instant shine and gloss, and leaves your hair smelling fresh and florally.
Nourishing Miracle Oil, £11.99, Lee Stafford
As budget hair oils go, Lee Stafford’s Nourishing Miracle Oil gets our vote. Argan oil is the key ingredient that helps rehydrate hair quickly and effectively. Concentrate on the end of your hair as this oil is intensely rich and applying too much will leave hair greasy and lank. Top tip: if you do go over the top with the oil and don’t have time to rewash your hair, try blow drying it out with the help of protective spray and a sprinkling talcum powder.
Huille De Palme, £24.99, Leonor Greyl
If you have thick or dry and damaged hair, don’t let the cough-mixture-like smell deter you from trying Leonor Greyl’s hair oil. The deep treatment is packed full of botanical oils to help detangle and thoroughly nourish and revitalise your tired tresses. Apply from the roots to tips of your hair and leave on for at least twenty minutes for a thorough cleanse and deep-conditioning treatment. As with most of these products though, less it more when you’re applying to damp hair.