July 14, 2011
Your beauty routine needn’t stop when you go to bed
Do you know just how much the hours of sleep can contribute to your beauty regime? We’re all aware that sleeping well is essential for both physical and mental health and well-being, but good nocturnal cosmetic habits are also important.
So if you want to rise and shine and greet the morning with radiant skin, take a look at our recommendations:
The importance of cleansing
Before bed, a thorough cleansing routine is essential to clean the skin and leave it free of all traces of make up and Read more
July 12, 2011
Walking barefoot on the sand isn’t just fun – it’s good for you!
What could be more relaxing than a barefoot walk along a sandy beach? Besides being a treat for the senses, this simple pleasure is actually a very healthy option that adds to the attractions of a beach holiday and can help make up for some of the tempting excesses of local food. To begin with, walking – whether on the sand or elsewhere – can improve blood circulation, making it a particularly suitable exercise for people suffering with varicose veins.
Massage your soles. If Read more
June 26, 2011
High summer temperatures make it essential to replenish lost fluids
Depending on where you’re living, you may well be wondering if we are actually going to have a summer this year. Wherever you are, though, the chances are that the sun will suddenly appear and take you by surprise. And if you aren’t prepared for it, your skin will suffer.
The skin is largely composed of water and has its own natural mechanisms to maintain correct hydration levels and protect against external elements.
The hydro-lipid layer – a protective film consisting of water and lipids (natural oils and fats) – slows the evaporation Read more
October 9, 2010
There’s a brand-new book out called (deep breath) Seeking Happily Ever After: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without Losing Your Mind (and Finding Lasting Love Along the Way). To write it, author Michelle Cove interviewed more than 100 women and talked to them about how relationships based on what they think they should want often leave them unhappy. She tried to determine what it was that they truly wanted — in the process, getting readers to think a little more deeply about what their dream relationship might really be like.
After interviewing so many women, Read more
October 4, 2010
The engagement ring or the wedding ring is more than just a piece of jewelery. It is worn to symbolize commitment and love of a couple. For a women, an engagement ring is the best gift that she can expect from her would-be husband. And when this engagement ring gets replaced by the wedding ring, it becomes all the more evident that you are married and committed to your partner. By wearing an engagement ring or an wedding ring, a promise is sealed in stone, so as to tell the world that the person has made a commitment to someone else. Just like a woman, the man also Read more
October 2, 2010
High living has always been associated with the use of perfumes. In the old days with royalty people espousing the need for fragrances, the bourgeois society soon followed.
Perfumes from natural odorants like sandalwood or musk were preferred. In today’s world due to illegal trafficking and species endangerment, natural odorants are replaced by synthetic aromatics. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Aromas like musk from natural ingredients are extremely complex and have been impossible to imitate through synthetic aromatics like nitro-musks or macrocyclic musks. On the other hand, Read more
September 25, 2010
It has rightly been said by fashion gurus that year 2010 is and will continue to be an interesting and exciting year for fashion. With the end of the global financial crisis and recession trend, an upheaval in the fashion world was seen in the beginning of the year and this is continuing. In all the fashion shows that have taken place so far, a new standard of fashion rise up is seen. The latest trends in women fashion 2010 have been inspired by yesteryear’s classic styles with a dash of sex, skin, colors, and embellishments and of course attitude and glamour. Let us Read more
September 13, 2010
It’s well known that breastfeeding is best for the baby. Breast milk is a living fluid made individually for each baby, providing her with the most nutritious and healthy food available. Besides providing a solid base for your baby to grow on, breastfeeding helps mom naturally lose weight. She doesn’t even have to jump on a treadmill. The act of making milk itself burns hundreds of calories a day–even if mom has spent the whole day lounging with baby. Breastfeeding has some weight loss benefits to Read more
June 3, 2010
Experts from H&S share ten basic tips for caring for coloured hair.
Did you realise that hair that’s been coloured has different needs from untreated hair? More and more of us are opting to add a little light (or dark) to our lives, whether it’s with highlights, lowlights, streaks or full-on dye, so let’s take a look at how to keep coloured hair healthy, with the help of the experts.
o Take care of the ends. The healthier your hair, the longer the colour will last, so make sure you take a trip to the salon every six weeks for a regular trim.
o Use sun cream. It’s not just your skin that needs protection from the sun; if you want your new colour to last longer and Read more
January 27, 2010
Not drinking enough water can increase the probability of health problems and make you look dull. If you feel weak and your body feels dehydrated, consider drinking more water than you usually drink. A lack of water in the body causes health disorders.
The effect of water on the body
Water makes up about 71 percent of the body. It is found in all the tissues and cells that make up the body; it is important for the functioning of organs.
Most of the body’s systems, such as the circulatory system, work with the aid of water. Our brains and the hormone system is dependent on proper water balance. It is impossible for Read more
September 23, 2009
Source: Igmatex News Magazine
Mary Quant ran a popular clothes shop in the Kings Road, Chelsea, London called Bazaar, from which she sold her own designs. In the late 1950s she began experimenting with shorter skirts, which resulted in the miniskirt in 1965-one of the defining fashions of the decade.
Owing to Quant’s position in the heart of fashionable “Swinging London”, the miniskirt was able to spread beyond a simple street fashion into a Read more
March 14, 2009
Hey girls and guys are you thinking about some effective ways for keeping yourself fresh and bright all day long irrespective of weather conditions and work pressures on your body. Well, in that case, read this article written below, it will guide you on various such tips.
Hey people, just keep in mind that instead of consuming carbonated or sweet drinks, drink lots of water in your daily diet. This will keep you hydrated all day long irrespective of weather conditions. Make sure you take at least 8 glasses of water a day. You should also take about five servings of fruits too in your diet to keep yourself fresh and healthy.
Avoid eating too much of chocolates. This is because chocolates create feeling of well-being, which is why lot of people craves for it. Wean yourself away from it.
No mater how much hot weather is outside, get out of your house. Believe me; this really does help in cheering your mood in a big way. Just wear a sun cream and hat and Read more
January 15, 2009
London It may not be always true, but a new study says that some pretty women are more likely to have extra-marital affairs because of a sex hormone which is linked to attractiveness and flirtatiousness.
Researchers have carried out the study and found that women who have high levels of oestrogen not only look and feel beautiful but are also more likely to be unfaithful to their partners, the ‘Biology Letters’ reported.
According to them, these women engage in “opportunis- tic serial monogamy” — being open to flings and moving on to a new Read more
January 15, 2009
Undoubtedly we all run after happiness all throughout our life, instead of creating it for ourselves. The daily busy schedules of our life that includes 9-5 jobs, tight office deadlines, household chores, children’s responsibilities etc all together left us with very less time with ourselves. If same things are happening in your life too, then don’t panic! Here are some easy ways that if you incorporate in your daily life will improve your otherwise dull and boring life with lots of happiness and cheerfulness.
It is a widely known fact that a man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinions of what happens. So always try to keep an optimistic approach towards life. No matter what happens, there’s always good in Read more
January 4, 2009
Your hair are falling and becoming thin, but you wouldn’t like the world to know about it. Many young women and even men face the problem of hair loss and hair thinning due to various factors like stress and use of harmful chemicals. In a looks centric world, keeping your best look forward is the key to success. Thus, even if you are facing the trouble of thin hair, there are ways by which you can effectively hairstyle yourself for that perfect look. Given below are such helpful hairstyles for thin hair.
If you have thin hair, then you should avoid long hair. This is because the longer the hair, the thinner look they depict. Instead opt for short hairstyles as they provide your hair with greater volume and lift. Short bobs are another effective hairstyle for thin hair. If you have curly hair, then you are lucky and can even keep your hair long as they naturally help in providing hair with a voluminous look thereby disguising its thinness. Moreover, Read more