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7 DIY Summer Hacks For Your Skin To Beat The Heat This Summers!

Summertime is supposed to be blissful, right?

But with all the rising temperature and long working hours, travelling from home to office in a metro packed with people sweating, bliss is gone for a toss.

So here we are trying to restore a part of it with DIY mist and face mask.

1. Soothing summer face mist:

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How to do it:

  • Pour water into bot
  • Melt coconut oil and pour in.
  • Add aloe vera gel (remove the pulp from the aloe Vera leaf and grind it in a mixer) and tea tree essential oils.
  • Shake well to combine all ingredients thoroughly
  • Every time you use your soothing face mist shake bottle well first.
  • Use as a refresher after a long day, laying on the beach, working in your garden, post workout or even on a long late night flight.

2. Cucumber with Lemon, Aloe Vera and Rosewater, facial mist.

Lemon-natural exfoliant, clears excess oil and rejuvenates your skin making it soft, fresh and smooth.

Aloe vera- improves blood circulation, soothes your skin and also enhances the elasticity.

Rose water– an astringent, that removes excess oil and balances your skin’s pH levels.

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  • Peel and slice a cucumber and pour it in a blender.
  • Blend it for a couple of minutes and pour its pulp into cheesecloth or a strainer.
  • Squeeze it to extract its juice into a bowl and then add fresh lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of rosewater in it.
  • Stir well and pour this mix into a plastic spray bottle.
  • Store it in the refrigerator for a week and spray this homemade mist on your face to get a cool soothing and refreshing feeling after a tiring day.

Continue the use of this mist for up to 3 times a day on regular basis.

 

3. Avocado face mask:

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This face mask will help you tighten & brighten the skin and leave you rejuvenated and glowing.

  • Take a bowl, and mix half a banana and half avocado, crack open one egg and mix well.
  • Use a blender to obtain a smooth purée.
  • Apply it on your face and neck and leave for half an hour.
  • Wash with running tap water (at room temperature).

4. Aloe Vera and turmeric face mask:

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Well, summer always leaves us sweaty and oily, leading to pimples and may other skin problems.

So let’s treat the oily skin, and thereby reduce the chances of secondary problems.

  • Obtain the aloe Vera pulp from the leaf.
  • Use a blender to obtain the gel.
  • Mix 2 tablespoon of aloe gel and 1 teaspoon of turmeric.
  • Apply it on your face, and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

5. Oat meal and honey, moisturising milk:

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Dry skin?
Fret not! Here is the solution.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook oatmeal, water, milk and honey for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently with a spatula or spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Massage a thick layer of plain honey all over your clean face and neck before applying mask. Apply mask to your face with upward strokes. Lie down and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and rinse by using a soft facial wash cloth and warm water.

 

6. Green tea exfoliator:

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Green Tea: Green tea contains antioxidant properties that may help to reactivate cells and fight against damaged skin.
Sugar: Good ol’ sugar is a humectant which may help the skin retain moisture. Sugar also contains glycolic acid which may help encourage cell turnover and fresh-looking skin.

Olive Oil: Olive oil contains important antioxidants which help in protecting the skin from premature aging. Olive oil also helps in treating the oily skin, by drawing out unwanted oils.

Raw Honey: Honey is loaded with antioxidants and natural enzymes that helps in cleansing and nourishment of skin. Honey may also fight against acne, due to it’s antibacterial properties.

In a medium-size bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store the exfoliator in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place

7. Cucumber face scrub and toner :

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  • Mix cucumber and baking soda, adding more baking soda if you want more exfoliation.
  • Gently rub onto face, scrubbing in circular motions, then rinse with water.

5 Instagram inspired DIY Tshirt ideas

Wearing the same t-shirt all year round can get really annoying. Moreover, old Tshirts usually just lie in a forgotten corner. There are few ways you could clean up some closet space and also get those old pieces to use. You could either donate, recycle or upcycle them. Upcycling old Tshirts are quite a phenomenon these days. With celebrities like the Jenners rocking new T-shirt styles every season, upcycling is just what you need for a change.

Here are 5 DIY t-shirt ideas to upcycle your basics:

1. The Lace Up Tshirt

One of the most popular trend this season has been the lace up Tshirt. These are grungy, edgy and comfy. With brands like Forever21 retailing these Tshirts, here is an easy way you can get this look with just a few supplies and a little effort.

Image Courtesy: Instagram

2.The Crop Top

Crop tops are really a summer necessity. It gives you a perfect blend of fun and summer comfort. These are also one of the easiest ways to upcycle your t-shirt. All you have to do is cut them according to your desired design. As simple as that!

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3. Tie Dye

What is summer without colourful clothes! Tie-dyed Tshirts are brilliant fun and perfect to pair with a pair of blue jeans or leggings. All you need for this DIY are a white Tshirt, some rubber bands and fabric dyes. That’s all you need to spice up your everyday top.

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4. Cut out

These are the best way to show a little skin, feel sexy and yet be pretty basic. All you need for this DIY are a pair of scissors and a Tshirt of your choice. Trace the pattern you want and then just chop. This is one of the most simple yet chic ways to rock your top wear.

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5. Ripped

Instagram is filled with these ripped Tshirts these days. With the Jenner sisters rocking ripped tops in all shapes and size, these are definitely in. Also, you need not cash in to get in trend. All you need is a Tshirt, a pair of scissors and a knife and all you have to do is release your tensions and anger on the cloth.

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So, this summer try these DIYs and be lit!

I’m a 19 year old fashion ehthusiast. Physicist by day and an artist by night.
I love experimenting, researching and creating trends. 🖖🏻

DIY LIPBALM (Babylips)

We know most of you buy Babylips (Lipbalm) from Maybelline just for their adorable packaging.

But guys, let’s face it!

When you can make your own babylips at home, then why buy those over-priced balms ? And haha, don’t worry. We’ll come out with a DIY cute packaging post on our blog very soon.

Always there to rescue you!

INGREDIENTS-

  1. Bees wax(1/2 tsp)

    Where can you find Beeswax? Click here

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2. Lipstick (1/2 tsp or ½ stick)

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3. Coconut oil (1/2 tsp)

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STEPS-

  1. Put these ingredients in a microwave safe container.
  2. Microwave the mixture for about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the mixture in a container and let it cool.

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Your homemade lipbalm a.k.a babylips is ready!

WHEN IN DOUBT, POUT!!! <3

 

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10 Interesting Ways To Drape Your Saree

Come the season of weddings, and all you can think of are gorgeous traditional outfits. Experience says that sarees are always our first choice. You can look elegantly different every time by just trying new ways to drape it. So, here are ten uber cool ideas to drape this seamless ensemble:

1. The Short Saree

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“Saree lambi nahi, classy honi chahiye mere dost.” 😛 Take some style inspiration from the onscreen Neerja and drape your saree an inch or two above the feet and pair it up with a cute bell sleeved crop top.

 

2. The Classic Cape

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Ever thought about wearing an embellished cape as an overlay? Just drape your saree simply with a cape over it and you wouldn’t have to compromise with style.

 

3. Double Pallu Magic

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Wearing a single pallu saree is too mainstream. Isn’t it? This double pallu look by Sonam with a matching dupatta, draped in the opposite way from your saree pallu, gives you an ultra classy look.

 

4. The Denim Drape

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The one thing that makes sarees uncomfortable is managing the plates! Sonam has got it sorted with this denim look. A crop blouse, dhoti pants and a pleated pallu and you’re good to go!

 

5. Jacket With Saree

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Another beautiful way to drape your saree is, with a long ethnic jacket. All you gotta do is drape your saree simply and overlay it with a matching long jacket.

 

6. Ruffles Everywhere

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In place of a regular petticoat, pair your saree with a cute ruffled skirt. This creates an illusion of multi-layers and gives your outfit a boost. Drape your saree in the usual way.

 

7. Dhoti Drapes

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Try draping your saree like a dhoti just like Sonam does. Wear your basic jeggings or leggings underneath and do the plates like a dhoti. This is a super classy and chic style which you will totally adore.

 

8. Drape Your Saree Casually

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Classics are always the best! Create some magic in this look by wearing a totally out of the box blouse or a beautiful crop top, just like Deepika.

 

9. Play With Silhouettes

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To get this eye candy look, all you need to do is play with your silhouettes. Drape your saree like a skirt in a wraparound manner. Now, take another piece of clothing and drape it like a pallu.

 

10. The Front Pallu

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All those who believe that front pallu is old fashioned haven’t seen Shilpa Shetty carry it. It is one of the most unique ways to drape a saree. Wear an interesting blouse with it and let your outfit shine.

 

Show off your ‘Desi Girl’ look with these interesting saree drapes. Try them at the next function you attend and reign over the style quotient. 😀

Holaa. I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger and writer with a deep love for fashion and travelling. A commerce post graduate Symbian and an aspiring fashion stylist. A StyleDotMe content team member working for giving great reading experience on everything trending to all.

Hide It All- DIY Concealer

Make your face look as spotless as possible(How?DIY Concealer)- We’re here to rescue you and give you an easier way to make a home-made concealer!

We’ll help you hide those shabby under eye dark circles and help you look the best when you take selfies with your friends!

INGREDIENTS-

  1. Bees wax ( ½ tsp)

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2. Coconut oil( 1 tsp)

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3. Powdered Foundation

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STEPS-

  1. Mix all the ingredients well in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds till everything becomes homogenous.
  3. Pour this mixture into a container.

Volla! Here is your homemade concealer to add glam to your face.

ASAP method for lazy peeps- Take some press powder or powder foundation and add some moisturiser to that. And here is your ready-to-use concealer !

You go, girl!

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All that Glitters is Gold, Apparently : DIY Bronzer

OMG! You accidently dropped your much loved and expensive bronzer from Bobbi Brown on the floor.

CONSEQUENCES- a) Bronzer gone b) bummed by mom

Umm… We’re here to help. We mean, with the bronzer! Haha !

Well, there is a cheap and easy way to make bronzer at home.

INGREDIENTS-

1. Natural cocoa or baking cocoa powder (1 tsp)

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2. Alcohol (to clean the container)

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3. Cinnamon powder ( a very little amount)

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STEPS-

  1. To make sure that the container is completely clean, clean the container with some rubbing alcohol.
  2. Take the cocoa powder and sprinkle some cinnamon powder on that, mix it well.
  3. Then add some rubbing alcohol to it in order to make a clumpy mixture so that it can be pressed later.
  4. Put the mixture in the container and lay a paper towel on it and press it as hard as you can ( Don’t break the container).
  5. Smooth it out and refrigerate it in the fridge for about 2 hours or overnight (if you are really in not that much hurry).

HERE IS YOUR ALL NEW BRONZZEERRRRR!

Kudos!

Alternate for the lazy peeps- Take some cocoa powder , cinnamon powder and add some coconut oil to it. You have your cream bronzer ready.

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Your Three-Step Guide to Radiant Skin

How often is it that while flipping through the pages of your favorite glossies, and scrolling through your Instagram feed, you stop to admire the gorgeous skin that beauties like Miranda Kerr, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift flaunt? You wish that by some miracle of the universe you wake up to spotless, smooth and glowing skin. The fact is that neither you nor any of these Tinseltown starlets have it easy when it comes to great skin; you’ve got to nurture and pamper it to see the results you want to see.

Here’s the ultimate beauty guide you should embrace – it’s the only one you need:

  1. Cleansing – The number one rule to good skin is to never hit the sack without cleansing. Begin by removing your makeup with cleansing milk or makeup remover. Follow it up by massaging your face with a face wash and rinsing it with lukewarm water.

Best Cleansers for Normal-Dry Skin

 

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  1. Toning –Thought you could give this step a miss? Here are reasons shouldn’t!Toning is an essential part of a skin care regimen because it removes the remaining bits of grime, oil, and debris left behind after cleansing. More importantly, a toner tightens your pores, prevents blackheads and breakouts and nourishes your skin while restoring its pH balance. After cleansing, dip a ball of cotton in a toner and dab it onto your face and neck.

Best Toners for Normal-Dry Skin

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Biotique - Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Face Freshener

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Clarins - Extra Comfort Toning Lotion

Best Toners for Oily Skin

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Fabindia - Tea Tree Skin Toner

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Clarins - Toning Lotion Alcohol Free with Iris for Oily to Combination Skin 

  1. Moisturizing –Moisturizing your skin has both short and long-term perks. In the short run, it leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and fresh. In the long run, it prevents premature skin aging. Make sure your daytime moisturizer offers a minimum of SPF 15 protection. Your night cream should contain ingredients like retinol, collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin to help enliven your skin while you sleep. Take a dime-sized amount of moisturizer on your palm, dab it on your skin and massage it in an upward, circular motion.

Best Moisturizers for Normal-Dry Skin

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Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin:

 

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Another great tip that those blessed with good skin swear by is drinking at least 10 glasses of water every day. Infuse it with cucumber, fruits and lemon if plain water is too unappetizing for you.

So head to the beauty stores and stock up on these essentials right away. Remember, you need to love your skin for it to love you back!

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The New Hair Trend to Try – Unconventional Braids

From what was your undisputed favorite hairstyle as a child to what is today one of the hottest and the most versatile hair trends world over, braids have come a long way and have seen some gorgeously radical transformations over the decades. Spotted everywhere, from the international runways to celebrity soirees, braids are having a huge moment right now. Whether you define your style as classic-minimalistic or bold-experimental, we’ve listed down five stunning braided hairdos to suit your fancy that are sure to leave you spoilt for choice:

1. The Ponytail Braid – Running late for a meeting and your hair’s not behaving itself? Well, we have something just right for you! One of the easiest yet the chicest hairdos for a scenario like this is the ponytail braid as spotted at the Céline 2016 Spring show in Paris. All you need to do is work some high-shine serum on your hair, slick your hair back into a super-tight ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. French braid the ponytail and secure its end with another hair tie. Ta-da – you’re boardroom ready in under 5 minutes!

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2. The Heart Braid – Trust Alia Bhatt to show us how to rock braided hairdos! From all her beautiful braided hairstyles we’ve seen in the recent past, our absolute favorite is this heart braid styled by Ayesha DeVitre. To recreate this look, you first need to divide your hair into two sections from the middle. Next, take a thin section of hair from the left section, starting near the crown. Braid the thin section and create a curve ending at the back of your head. Secure it with a hair tie. Repeat the same steps with the right section and join both braids with an elastic band.

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3. The Textured Braid – Give the out-of-the-bed look a twist (literally) with this textured braid made famous at Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2015 show. Blending the elements of grunge-chic style with a touch of femininity, this deconstructed braid is perfect if you’re looking for a hairstyle to match your bohemian sensibility. Begin by washing and air drying your hair. Run your fingers through your hair to rid it of tangles and divide it into three sections. Gather the middle section into a low ponytail. Next, divide that section into three separate sections and braid. Now, wrap the left section around the braid, securing it with bobby pins. Repeat the same with the right section. Pull out a few strands to frame your face and give it a softer feel.

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4. The Double Dutch Braid – The braid craze is also catching up with the Indian blogger community. Bloggers Rhea Gupte, Ayushi Bangur and Kritika Khurana, all have a torrid love-affair with braids. We adore this dainty double Dutch braid that the That Boho Girl blogger, Kritika Khurana is working so beautifully. Recently, even Kylie Jenner was spotted with her version of this elegant hairdo. You can find Kritika’s tutorial for this braid here.
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5. The Crown Braid – Another one of our top picks from the fashion ramps around the globe is this Grecian crown braid seen at Herve Leger’s Spring 2016 NYFW show. This hairstyle has a French braid starting at the crown and extending all across the forehead. The remaining hair is tied back into a low-slung ponytail. Pretty (and) simple!

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So the next time you’re having a bad hair day, you have these uber-stylish braids to your rescue. Which of these are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

 

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