Five Natural Ways To Get Flawless Fair Skin in 4 Weeks

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Having a fair skin is every one’s dream! There are various ways of making your skin look fair, spotless and flawless like natural remedies, DIYs and a lot more. However, one of the most important elements in getting a fair skin is food. Yes, the food you eat has a great impact on your color as the tone of your skin is greatly dependent on your food intake. So, if healthy, flawless and fair skin is topping the list of your beauty objectives, you got to include some herbs in your diet.

You can use these herbs in your daily diet charts or in your favorite recipes like pizza, pasta, burritos, and etcetera. The herbs contribute in different ways to make your skin tone fairer and clearer. I have listed some of the most effective ones below. If you add these herbs in your diet, they’ll definitely help you get a fair skin tone in few weeks. Go on, Read!

  • Turmeric Helps In Fair Skin Tone

There is a reason why they have a ‘Haldi Rasam’ (applying Turmeric on face and body) in India before marriages. So, to get all the goodness from India’s favorite herb, Turmeric, all you have to do is head to your kitchen counter.

Turmeric is a fabulous herb that helps in purifying blood. Therefore, it indirectly helps in nourishing the skin and giving your skin a healthy natural glow. Apart from that, turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-bacterial properties that are effectively proven to reduce inflammation of skin, acne, pimples and blemishes.

You can also apply the turmeric paste on your face and body by mixing it with gram flour and milk. Do not keep the paste for long or else, the turmeric will turn your skin tone towards yellowish fair. However, it only happens for quite some time and the skin tone becomes clear and fairer in a couple of days. The turmeric and milk paste also helps to cure dry lips and get pink lips naturally.

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  • Peppermint Helps In Reducing Acne

Are you suffering from oily skin along with acne and pimples? Sip into the goodness of peppermint! A very effective herb that not only adds flavor to your tea or food but also checks in for excessive oil, and lends complete freedom from acne, thereby giving you a fair skin.

This happens because of peppermint’s cooling menthol content, that helps in reducing the redness in your face lending you a healthy and appealing skin glow!

Peppermint Helps In Reducing Acne for fair skin

  • Basil Helps In Detoxifying the Body

Have you ever come across an Italian person? It is often said that the Italians are the best-looking people! It’s because of their high intake of basil that does the magic for them. Basil definitely got something to do with it.

The magical herb has a calming effect in the stomach with its properties that detoxify your body toxins, reduces your stress and rejuvenates your lifeless skin. This, in turn, helps make the skin fairer and glowing.

Basil Helps In Detoxifying the Body for fair skin

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  • Ginger Helps in Purifying The Blood

Are you going through pimple problem? Then, say “hello” to the youthful clear skin minus pimples with the help of the natural properties of ginger. The miracle herb, Ginger fights the free radicals and helps in purifying the impure blood. Hence, ginger is the perfect herb to get rid of your blemishes and spots and your way to get glowing and fair skin.

Ginger Helps in Purifying The Blood for fair skin

  • Oregano Enhances Your Skin Tone

Something which you’ll definitely sprinkle on your favorite Italian dish – Oregano! So, to extract some natural goodness from it, you’ll have to sprinkle the delicious flavor of oregano in many of your foods. Oregano has antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties that help in enhancing the skin tone and getting a clear fair skin.

Oregano is known to be rich in vitamins, fibers, and minerals, and all these things are extremely essential for a soft, smooth and glowing fair skin.

Oregano Enhances Your Skin Tone for fair skin

Do try these natural herbs in your food to get fair and glowing skin. You will see the visible difference in your skin tone to one grade fairer in just 4 weeks. If you’re aware of any other natural herb that helps in getting a fairer skin, do let us know in the comments section below!

One Zodiac Sign That Is Not Meant To Be With You Ever

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“I don’t have a reason, I just don’t happen to like her.” Sounds familiar?

Well, it isn’t just the case with you but with most of us. We happen to dislike people for absolutely no reason at all, and truth is, we don’t really care much about the reason. We are unable to get along with them. Nothing about them seems to convince us that they might be likable in any sense.

This happens because our star signs clash and trust me, there’s nothing you can do about it except that you stay aware and keep away from those zodiac signs. It’s better for you to take a step back today than going ahead to marriage, only to have it end in disaster. Likewise, there are times when you tend to like someone and everything seems to be perfect about them. You start acting crazy around your crush. However, I completely understand that it isn’t easy to rationalize our instincts at each moment, so, here astrology comes to your rescue.

Astrology can tell which sign you should stay away from or which sign is not meant for you or which sign are you least compatible with, in fact, astrology can also help you with ways in which you can attract your crush based on your Zodiac Sign.

Let’s find out which zodiac sign is not meant for you.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)

Cancer Is Not Meant For You

Too blunt and dead in the eye, Aries say things without giving second thoughts. Aries are impulsive and determined. You always need a little breathing space to do your own thing in a relationship.

However, Cancers, on the other hand, are emotional beings and with the traits you possess, you can simply wreck a Cancer’s heart. For you, Cancer would appear to be overwhelming and be suffocating to handle, and for them, Aries would appear to be arrogant and unemotional.

 

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)

Sagittarius Is Not Meant For You

Taurus are stable, reliable and stubborn. Extremely dominant and ambitious, you have an eye for beauty. Holding a reputation of being brutally honest, you can be highly insensitive at times because of being upfront in your words.

The one sign that is the least compatible with you is Sagittarius. The phrase ‘free bird’ is absolutely befitting for Sagittarius. They are spontaneous and fanciful. If you get involved with a Sagittarius, there would be a great mismatch of energies, which will eventually come to an end.

 

GEMINI (22 May – 21 June)

You Are Least Compatible With Virgo

Expressive, quick-witted and intelligent Gemini might be attracted to the fun-loving way Virgos lead their lives, however, Gemini would not appreciate the bluntness and candid opinions of the Virgos. It might come to them as sheer arrogance to a Gemini.

Where Geminis have a reputation of being extroverts and thrive for social interactions, Virgos, on the other hand, tend to be rather reserved with their sentiments. Geminis and Virgos are not opposite but definitely a bad match.

 

CANCER (22 June-22 July)

 You Are Least Compatible With Aquarius

The CRAB is very unpredictable and temperamental. So, the fear of rejection makes you prone to pain. On the other hand, Aquarians love freedom and are stubborn which makes the sensitive Cancers stay away from them. Cancer, being emotional and warm, seeks love and compassion from Aquarius, which they are not able to reciprocate.

Cancer has a very strong bond with the people they love, they are meant for commitment. However, Aquarius prefers to detach from people and are not good at emotional displays. So, in totality, both do not reflect good compatibility.

LEO: (23 July- 23 August)

Aries Is Not The Right Match For You

Leos are strongly driven by the desire of love and admiration, and you have some kind of royalty in them. You love being in the limelight. But Aries won’t let you have it. They are too egoistic to let anyone steal the limelight.

Aries are energetic and enthusiastic that they tend to put you backstage while they become the center of attention. So, you better have someone who supports you rather than challenging you and putting you on the back line all the time.

 

VIRGO (24 August- 22 September)

Cancer Is Not The Right Match For You

Intelligent, analytical, precise, Virgos are typically professional in whatever they do. While they criticize others and themselves too if something goes wrong unlike the Cancer. They have confusing personality despite being quite conservative.

Virgo, in the process of reaching perfection, does not care or become inconsiderate of the pain they are inflicting on others. Cancers are sensitive and emotional beings, you can really hurt them and cause them immense pain, which in turn, can be disrupting for you as well.

 

LIBRA (23 September- 23 October)

Scorpio Is Far Too Dangerous For You

Libra being the kind and gentle one is best skilled socially amongst all zodiac signs. You love peace and harmony. And therefore, in the process of maintaining peace everywhere, you end up stressing yourself.

However, in contrast, Scorpio is way too fierce and intense and love fighting. The commanding and passionate nature of Scorpio makes it difficult for Libra to handle. Scorpio is way too fanatical for Libra.

SCORPIO (24 October- 22 November)

Leo Is Definitely Not Your Partner

Scorpios are mysterious and intense which makes them either sexy or scary. You tend to be drawn towards darkness. Scorpio and Leo are not much different. Both are strongly aggressive and do not believe in compromising or bending, and hence, their union becomes difficult and can lead to sad endings.

Both might be drawn by each other’s fascination, however, the coldness and anger make it difficult for the Scorpio to handle a Leo.

 

 SAGITTARIUS (23 November- 21 December)

Capricorn Is Not Meant For You

Sagittarius, being reckless and impatient, like to wander without any plans.  You are spontaneous and tend to dislike anything or anyone which restricts your freedom to learn. That’s where the problem arises between Sagittarius and Capricorns.

So, the best way to stay with you is to appreciate and respect what you are doing, which is so not the case with Capricorns as they are the complete opposite. Capricorns believe in planning and rehearsing in advance, which is why it is impossible for the two to share same grounds.

 

CAPRICORN (22 December- 20 January)

 Aries Don’t Walk To The Beat Of The Same Drum

Though Capricorn and Aries are both highly motivated and make their way to reach the goals, still, the path chosen by them is different. Capricorn, being the planner, likes things in structural and organized manner, whereas, Aries are spontaneous in their actions.

And so, a lot of tolerance is needed on both sides to make it till the end, which of course doesn’t happen and therefore, the relationship often ends in a sad and bitter state.

AQUARIUS (21 January – 18 February)

Taurus Is The Wrong Match For You

Aquarius are visionaries and believes in change. You believe that change is very much needed to keep going in life, whereas, Taurus believes in simplicity and sticking to the grounds. Though both are difficult to understand and are stubborn in their opinions, Aquarius still gives high value to others’ opinions.

Taurus, on the other hand, has similar traits but showcase a different attitude towards life which is completely different to Aquarius and this is what brings in the compatibility issues.

PISCES (19 February-20 march)

Maintain Your Distance From The Aquarius

Though in the initial stages of a relationship, it might seem that you are going well with Aquarius, problems will start to cluster in the later stages when the freedom lover, Aquarius does not understand the compassion and affection of Pisces.

You, being sensitive and tender, need someone who can take care of your emotions and sentiments. Conversely, Aquarius needs a less affectionate partner who doesn’t restrict their freedom.

15 Wild Thoughts Every Bride Has Just Before The Wedding Night

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Well, these days ‘marriage’ has become the smoking hot topic of every discussion. You know a torrid affair whose flames are rising briskly? For past couple of months, this is what ‘marriage’ has become suggestive of. So, this train of thoughts has a reason – My friends’ approaching marriage(s). While I was still recovering from these thoughts about the fears of marriage, I stumbled upon rather interesting musings.

Yes! If the whole marriage thing was not enough, please make way for the Wedding Night! I mean, cmon Bollywood made a full-length song about it. How can one forget “Suhaag Raat hai, ghunghat utha raha hun main?” Wedding Night as in Suhaag Raat certainly makes the talks about marriage a little more fascinating. Right?

So, I thought of channeling the wild thoughts every bride has before the wedding night by questioning the many would-be brides around me. So, here are 15 completely insane thoughts brides have before the wedding night!

1. Do I need to wear a veil (ghunghat) and sit on the bed with all the jewels on, till he arrives or is it restricted to movies?

2. And if yes, there are innumerable clothes and jewels. Would he understand them? How will they come off?

3. Oh Good Lord! Will the lights stay on or off? I like it with lights off. Yes, lights off.

4. I hope I don’t have to carry a glass of milk. What exactly is their obsession with such customs? A glass of Kesar-milk for him really? Only he needs the energy?

5. I think he will like the red lace lingerie I specially bought! Will it be too early to wear them? I think I should wait for a week!

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6. So, I think we should talk and relax a little, will he understand that? And do I look fat today?

7. The parlor lady has fitted my hair taut. These hair clips are certainly going to take the entire night!

8. Has he done it before? Does he even know how to do it? What if I don’t want to do that night?

9. Are there going to be rose petals on the bed? I think there should be candles too. Really! Wow, that seems romantic!

10. Should I say ‘No’ if he tries? Do I need to blush and blush a little more? And more? What exactly do I need to do?

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11. Whoa! Don’t tell me the elders will look at me like I’m a child-bearing machine. Stop dreaming about your grandchildren!

12. What will everyone think when they will leave us alone in the room? Will they think nasty of us? Now, that’s a little awkward.

13. They’ll definitely give me weird expressions tomorrow morning. Will those aunties be finally comfortable with me being with a guy? Ahh! Those Aunties!

14. Are they going to ask me estranged questions about the night? How it was? What I did? No way!

15. Damn, I Am Married! Even my parents would think I’ve had sex! This is embarrassing! They’d be sure about it when I’m pregnant. God!

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15 Offbeat Thoughts About Life That Will Surely Make Your Day

15 Offbeat Thoughts About Life That Will Surely Make Your Day

There are times when we feel saddened and depressed with adverse situations and unfavorable circumstances. During such conditions, motivation can be difficult to come by, and so are the smiles.

These 15 offbeat thoughts on life will surely bring a scintillating smile on your face and will redefine your perspective towards life.

1. We mature with the damage, not with the years.

2. You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, irritated, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘Negative Person’. It makes you Human.

3. Monsters are real and they look like people.

4. I like people with depth. I like people with emotions. I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also people that can make me smile.

5. All Single People are not really single. They have some untold stories.

6. A wise woman once said, “Fuck this shit” and she lived happily ever after.

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7. “You think you know me? Think again.” – Scorpio

8. Just hold on. God knows what he’s doing.

9. You don’t know this new me; I put back my pieces differently.

10. “You will never understand the damage you did to someone until the same thing is done to you. That’s why I’m here.” – Karma

11. Don’t over think life. Trust that you made the right decision and keep moving.

12. The more I find myself, the more people I lose.

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13. Sometimes all we need to feel happy is just the warmth of someone’s arms telling us, “Hey, don’t worry! I’m with you!”

14. If you feel too tired to speak, just sit next to me. Because I, too, am fluent in silence.

15. Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts.

6 Absolutely Not-To-Do Things On Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is here and if you are in a relationship, you must be planning to spend it with your better half! It’s a day when millions of couples showcase levels of extravagance and waste countless amounts on things that don’t even make sense. As a result, all you are left with is empty pockets and to add to it, your partner’s incessant nagging.

So, here’s presenting 6 not-to-do things on Valentine’s Day! For all the happy couples out there, read on!

  1. Presenting a bouquet of Flowers: During Valentine’s the price of Flowers goes high, thanks to their superfluous demand. Instead of spending lump sums on flowers, opt for something useful. One red rose usually has the same impact.
  2. Overkilling The Heart-Shaped. Although, there is a wide assortment of heart-shaped gifts displayed in almost every store, but gifting everything heart shaped is exaggerating the feel of Valentine’s.
  3. Planning An Anonymous Valentine’s Surprise. ‘Really? What’s the point of gifting your partner something anonymously? Adding to the suspense and giving surprise? So, making them feel excited about a secret lover that as per them is not you, is exciting? I see!
  4. Proposing For Marriage Doing something just because that sounds romantic can be adventurous! So, brace yourselves! Rethink the major decisions and do it after analizying the same.
  5. A Simple Dinner Date. Going to a restaurant and eating together – how romantic! Watching 10 other couples doing the exact same thing is, indeed, so idealistic. Come on, plan something better than just a simple dinner time stuff.
  6. Making Pinky Promises. It’s time you grow up and act maturely. What good will those promises do when you are not looking forward to a committed relationship? On the other hand, if you already share one, what is the need of promises? Sounds fair?

If you end up by following the tips and excluding the things that fell under any of the points above, you are definitely going to have a rocking Valentine’s Day!

Hot Summer Styles For Women To Try In 2017

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Demonetization, cash crunch, Fawad Khan Concern, Donald Trump havoc, 2016 was one Heck of a year. It’s 2017 and being just one month down after the New Year, we can already notice the gradual changes that are happening around.

But you know what’s changing the most? Fashion! And when it comes to fashion, things change at a rapid pace and you cannot deny this fact! This year is sure to see some focused changes in fashion that are going to break the stereotypes. More experiments with colors and stripes and that too with minimal accessories are the new trendsetters to give Fashion 2017 a kick start.

Recently, the Amazon Fashion Week threw some light to the new fashion robes and accessories which clearly defined the fashion statements that we are going to observe in fashion. So, here are some hot summer styles for women to try in 2017 that will keep you in vogue. Check out!

Stripes

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Now, if you think that stripes are nothing new, you are completely mistaken. There are many new fashion styles incorporated by the designers by using the stripes and patterns. A well-combined design in black and white along with a touch of Indo-western look is simply irresistible. The polka dots is a fashion symbol even in 2017. Wear the skirts, tops, pants, dresses and lots more – all in stripes and patterns. If you do not have any stripe collection in your wardrobe, then grab one from Myntra online shopping for women. I bet you will b amazed with their mesmerizing collections and the feasible rates!

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Handloom

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Keeping aside the regular ones, this time it is the handloom fashion that is going to strike all. Our country has already started promoting the use of Khadi and handloom in our wardrobe and making it a regular wear to promote the culture of our nation. Textile Minister Smriti Irani’s #wearhandloom campaign is sure to reflect in our wardrobe as well. But, you can use them in your western look as well, thus breaking the regular traditional look with the material. Buy handloom and make it an essential in your wardrobe. You can buy them offline or from online stores like Amazon India, Shopclues, etcetera.

Mix N Match

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Again, mix n match is not a new thing but, it is completely different this time! It is something that is completely separate from the usual ones that you will see. Have you ever thought about matching your lovely tunics with stylish palazzo? Or pairing shirt-dresses with your salwars? This is what you will get to see in mix n match, to look different in 2017. Try out unique styles by mixing up the Indian and the western wear to give you a chic look. Grab any of these looks online. Try for cool palazzo, or even shirt dresses or kurtis at Jabong to match with your sarees. Even wearing bold bra strap has also become a fashion symbol for the year 2017. You can buy beautiful collections on bras online at Zivame bra sale where you can grab the latest ones at the best rates!

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Ivory Is The Color

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Look stunning this summer with the light shades. Yes! You heard it right. Add the subtle yet attractive look of ivory shades to your wardrobe to look unique this summer. The shade is cool and appealing that you simply will look awesome. Try out this color in summer by wearing some sheer frocks, palazzo trousers, and gowns with embellishments that will make you stand out for sure!

Accessorize Uniquely

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No matter what fashion you wear, make sure you accessorize rightly so that you don’t kill your look. Get the right accessories to add more style and glamour. Wearing mismatched earrings, ankle wrap, sideways hats – all of them will help you with the right look.

So, tell us what is your favorite style to stay in vogue in 2017?

The Unbeatable Ways To Attract Your Crush Based On Zodiac Signs

Do you have someone in your life that you have a deadly crush on? Someone who attracts you so much that you can’t take your eyes off them?

If the answer to the questions is “Yes”, then I’m sure you must be on a row to find ways to attract your crush with all your might. Perhaps, you have tried your luck by seeking ways in every nook and corner, yet nothing seems to work in your favor. Well! Well! Well! You are not alone, my friend!

There are many people in the same league as you, experiencing the emotion of liking someone but unsure of their feelings towards them. Often than not, when you have a crush on someone, your mind wanders to find the best way to attract them. In fact, people behave crazy around their crush. More so, one thing that keeps swirling in the mind is the inquisitiveness to know if your crush likes you back.

So, here’s your ultimate guide that lists the ways to attract your crush based on the zodiac sign:

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Being positive and passionate, Aries are completely fun to be with. They get attracted to people who can engage them with their witty humor and make them laugh hard. So, the most tested and accepted way to hold your Aries crush’s attention is to make them laugh. Time for some giggles!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

The two words that define a Taurus personality is stability and patience. If you want to attract a Taurus, the best way is to take them out to different places. They love to be surrounded with people and to do fun things. Owing to their romantic personality, asking them out for a walk or a date might also get you a positive response.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Geminis are spontaneous and unpredictable.  These people love having unusual conversations. They are expressive and therefore, to make your way to their heart, you need to indulge them into interesting conversations. Show your interest towards them and that’s one convincing way to attract your Gemini crush.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

They have a reputation of the best lovers amongst all Zodiac Signs. So, if you are able to attract your Cancer crush, you are going to be pretty lucky. The most effective way to impress a Cancer is to display your confidence level. Being a little suspicious, Cancers get attracted to a confident personality as it makes them feel at ease. Charisma and Positivity are all you need!

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Ambitious and Bold, Leos are not easy to convince. Giving compliments to Leos makes your candidature stronger. If you have a crush on leo, the best way is to appreciate and admire them. Complimenting your crush is the perfect manner to make them notice your affection towards them.     

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are quite balanced in life. So, to impress them is no rocket science, only two traits are enough to make them fall for you – sincerity and politeness. They cannot stand arrogance at all. So, to impress your Virgo crush, all you need to do is be yourself.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are the romantic signs and they themselves are excellent flirts. They have a smooth and socially graceful nature. So, don’t be afraid to be yourself around them, clumsier the better. If you want to attract your crush dominated by Libra sign, be yourself. They find personality quirks lovable.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are intense and passionate beings. They tend to like people who are different. Scorpios are expressive and emotional, so if you have a crush on a Scorpio, then just be open and honest about your feelings. You’ll not go unnoticed.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

These people are straight forward and interesting. Sagittarians enjoy people who are compelling and deep, so to get their eyes on you and get attracted towards you, make sure to carry a good and positive conversation. They sometimes give mixed signals, all the best for that!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns hate small talk. This, I can tell with experience, one of my BFFs is a Capricorn and trust me, he can drag a conversation to the moon. So, if you want to impress your crush that falls under this sign, talk things you deeply care about. Converse with them!

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians are loyal beings. Owing to their idealistic nature, they are never short of friends. So, the best way to conquer their heart and attract your crush is to speak your heart out and convey your emotions in a genuine manner. Show your loyal and caring side to them.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisceans are the slow movers when it comes to love. To hold their attention, you need to convince them that you are worth their effort. The best way to make a Pisces notice your feelings is by making a flirty and romantic eye contact with them. This is one of the most effective ways to get your crush on your side.

5 Perfect Tricks To Get the Eyeliner Right At One Go

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Ladies, you are going to agree with me on this! The trickiest part of the makeup is getting the eyeliner right at one go. Even if you are not looking at nailing the winged liner, there are times that even a simple line doesn’t come clean or even if it does, you still don’t get the desired look. And that’s when the search begins trying to find the ways to get eyeliner right.

Listed below are FIVE perfect beauty tricks to get the eyeliner right at one go. You can thank me later!

1. Putting the liner unevenly results in a jagged look. Here’s what you need to do:

Putting the liner unevenly results in a jagged look.

It’s not easy to wipe off that crooked line on the upper lid zillion times before you finally nail it right. So, avoid tugging at the outer corners of your eyes, as this causes the skin to crinkle, resulting in not so smooth line.

Trick: Put the eye-liner with half-closed lids. Point your chin up and while looking down, and then put the liner. In case of a gel liner, use a slanted brush to get a smoother look.

2. Understanding the difference between pencil, liquid and gel.

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To be honest, it is best to have a collection of all three. Pencil eyeliners are the quickest to put on, therefore, are best to use when in a hurry. When looking forward to a glam look, opt for gel liners.

Personal Favorite: Liquid Liners

Although you need a steady hand to put them, they give a more precise look. For instance, a winged liner can be best put using a gel instead of liquid. Its concentrated pigmentation gives a clear definition at the lash line. And by experimenting with the thickness of the line, you can create a variety of looks.

Also Read: Home Remedies For Dry Lips – Here’s How To Get Gorgeous Pink Lips Naturally?

3. Stop overdoing the liner on the bottom lid.

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Overdoing a dark colored liner or a thick dark liner can make your eyes look smaller. They can also result in under-eye smudges. So, the best way to define your lower eyelid is to use a light pencil. You can also opt for a light brown pencil to get a more subtle look. I personally like the Mac-pro-longwear eye-liner.

4. Get Over the Black And Brown liners. Move On!

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Black and brown eyeliners are widely used but a little white or nude liners on the bottom lid can work marvels. They can make you look more classy and refreshed. So, turn more heads towards you with different shades of liner.

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5. Always make sure to smudge-proof your liner.

Work this out in three steps. First, apply your liner with a tiny brush or a pencil. Second, take a matching powder shadow and slightly trace over the line. Third, put the liner tracing the line again. This helps in keeping the liner from smudging and also helps in making it stay for long.

If you got any other trick to get the eyeliner right or to simply share your favorite eyeliner look, drop a comment below!  

This Was Just The Perfect New Year’s Eve

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Dec 30th 2016 8 PM

Sister: What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

Me: I haven’t really decided yet. I have my office tomorrow, perhaps party with people from the Office. You got plans?

Sister: Yes I’d be celebrating with Kanav’s Family.

(For people who are not familiar with the name, Kanav is my to-be brother-in-law.)

Me: Wow! Sounds great! Have fun.

Dec 31st 2016 2 PM

Me: Guys, what are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Let us go somewhere?

Naren: I’ll be partying with my roommates.

Suraj: I have to come to the office tomorrow, so I don’t have any plans as such. I’d go with Harish, take a shot or two and sleep.

Manyu: Nothing much. My girlfriend has demanded a party as most of her friends are going. So, I’ll be taking her somewhere. Let’s see. Anyway, I don’t understand one thing, tomorrow, if all her friends start using the salutation ‘Dr’, will she also start doing the same?

Me: Nevermind (he could have created his own PKP saga)

Nayan: I’m going to my cousin’s place in Rohini.

**Everybody is doing something, they all got plans. What the hell am I going to do? Why on Earth do I not have plans ready, ever? **

Before any of you have second thoughts, let me replace the doubts with clarity.

It’s not that people didn’t ask me for the New Year’s Eve, many did but I refused. My refusal was based on two grounds;

First, I am not really a good friend with them that I give them a passing score of 5+ on the scale of 0-10 in terms of reliability and safety. Second, I just didn’t feel like going with them. I suppose, that’s a reason good enough.

With my eyes staring at the walls and sliding down to the laptop screen, and thoughts swirling, in fact, eventually storming inside my head, one thing was certain; I wasn’t even tad bit sad or gloomy. I was in a perplexed state, trying to figure out a way of the ‘What will I do’ dilemma; but even if I had to spend the New Year’s Eve alone at my PG, I was fine with it. I was absolutely comfortable with the thought of not having anything to do on New Year’s Eve and it didn’t invoke anger or anxiety in me. I was cheerful and contented; maybe it was supposed to be one of my happy days and not amongst the ones when my mood literally sits on a seesaw and abashedly slides up and down, exploring the extremes of the mysterious island.

Throughout the day was filled with laughter, and excitement of the weirdly complicated year ending and a new journey on the verge of beginning.

Dec 31st, 2016 6.45 PM

Everyone started to wrap up to rush to their New Year parties (or plans, whatever 😉 ). I was in no mood to leave early, so I continued my work until the phone beeped.

*One New Message*

Himanshu: What’s your plan for the evening?

Me: Nothing! Working throughout the night, maybe.

*Message Received*

Himanshu: Why don’t you come with me?

Me: To where?

*Phone Ringing*

Himanshu: Hey, will figure out something. You’ll have a wonderful end to the year, you have my word. Chalo?

Me: Okay. I’ll take an hour’s time as I am still in the office.

Himanshu: I’ll come to pick you up. Be ready by 8.

NOTE: Again, for the ones who don’t know Himanshu (name changed), he’s the most reliable man I know. Therefore, there were no second thoughts.

I wound up all the work and rushed to my place. In a jiffy, I washed my face and the search for the answer to “What should I wear” began. Replicating the same scenes as Bollywood shows, I found myself digging through my cupboard and throwing out the clothes, though not on the ground, but on the bed. Finally, I found the perfect LBD (Little Black Dress). All dressed up and dolled up,

I wore the LBD with Boots and Overcoat, along with my favorite Fuchsia Pink Lip color.

Dec 31st, 2016 8 P.M.

*Phone Ringing*

Himanshu: Hey, I’m downstairs. Are you ready?

Me: I’ll be there in 5minutes.

I walked downstairs and stepped out the main gate. Himanshu was waiting outside his car with his face on the opposite side of me.

Me: Hey, unlock the door.

Himanshu: Hey, you are so dressed up and dolled up. You look so pretty.

Me: Thanks *blush*

Started our journey on the utterly unromantic, brimming roads of Gurgaon to find a place that could accommodate us in the rush hour of the last evening of theTravelingvelling through the roads of Sector 17 to Sector 30 and then, finally entering the jam-packed roads of Sector 29, we were pretty certain that we won’t get a parking spot. Thanks to Himanshu’s driving and parking skills, he nailed the spot, just right.

Dec 31st 2016 8.30 P.M.

Himanshu: Will you be able to walk till the market? It’s a few steps away.

Me: Of course. I’m not in heels.

Himanshu: I mean you are wearing a dress, anyway.

Me: Don’t worry. Let’s go.

Ten minutes after entering the market, we found ourselves hopping different clubs with the motive of being able to hit upon one that could serve us with good food, good booze and good music. After taking almost half a round, we shortlisted two – The Factory and Sasural. Those of you who have been to Sector 29 would understand the contrasting options we had. With countless thoughts and discussions, we obviously made the wrong decision. Yes, Sasural it was. Since, it was a pre-paid entry we had no choice but to stay there. The first thought that came to me was “It is exactly like aj mere yaar ki shadi hai”. There was an indoor floor and also an outdoor one, which indeed was the element that triggered our decision in favor of Sasural.

The music was strictly Bollywood. No, wait. It was accompanied by the Bhojpuri ones. Let me list a few songs to give you an unmistakable picture of my excitement on the dance floor:

  • Tune Maari Entriyaan toh dil me baji ghantiyan
  • Munni Badnaam hui Darling Tere Liye
  • The Lipishtik Song – Jab lagawe tu lipishtik, hillela saara district
  • And the epic, Tinku Jiya

There were Punjabi songs playing as well. Considering my Punjabi background, and my incessant enthusiasm for dancing, this had been the craziest dance party ever, although, I feel Tinku Jiya could have been omitted from the playlist. Nevertheless, I was enjoying thoroughly. Not being sarcastic, just fanciful 😉 !

From decent boys seeking the pleasure to dance with me to putting down their offers, exchanging eye-contacts with the NSPs (Nain Sukh Prapti) to shouting and dancing my life out on the most hysterical dance numbers ever, I felt absolutely elated with every single part of the evening. It was turning out to be a great end to the year, plus it was the first time in 22 years (you just got my age :p) that I was partying outside on New Year’s Eve.

We kept hopping into the indoors and outdoors of Sasural party zones, laughing at some and adoring others for their fanatical drunk behavior. The dinner was delicious and so was Gajar Ka Halwa. We were on the dining tables when the countdown began.

Among the countless screams and yells, I heard 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Happy New Year!

Everyone started to exchange greetings in the form of hugs and kisses. Himanshu and I hugged and wished each other a happy journey for the New Year. We ran to the dance floor as it was supposed to be the last song of the night, “Bappu Zamindar” it was.

I called my sister and parents and wished them a beautiful year 2017. Himanshu dropped me home at 12.40 A.M. I was so drained out that I rushed to the room and slept.

It was the most perfect end to the New Year’s Eve.