Happy New Year 2015: A New Year, A New Start and Way To Go

New Year means making resolutions for the next year. I started this blog with a list of few things which I have planned to accomplish by the end of this year and best thing is I Did!! (MOSTLY although)

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I have lost weight which is the biggest change; now I am more fit and toned. Actually I have lost the body mass fat and improved the muscles weight. Nevertheless, the list was –

  1. Drink a lot of Water and Green Tea.<Checked>
  2. Eat BIG Breakfast, Average Lunch and a TINY Dinner.<Checked>
  3. Eat Fruits & vegetables + natural food. <Checked>
  4. Go for walk/jogging/swim/plank/bike ride/skipping etc.<Checked> (from running to jogging to stretching, planks, riding bikes and weight training.. whoohoo)
  5. Read a book or maybe 10. <Almost checked> (read 3 book)
  6. Go to bed EARLY. <Almost Checked> (at times I have to wake till 2 for work commitment)
  7. Stop thinking Negative Thoughts about “Yourself” or “Others”. (Still Working on it, I have to stop feeling SORRY for self now)
  8. Don’t Dwell on PAST. (Still working on it, it haunts me… STILL)
  9. Enjoy little things in LIFE. <Almost Checked>
  10. Begin Yoga and Meditation. (Have to be started)
  11. Don’t “Judge” Or “Compare” with Others. <Absolutely Checked>
  12. Avoid processed foods, cold drinks, junks etc. <80% of it is chucked out of my life>
  13. Listen to some good, soulful music “more”. <It was never a challenge>
  14. Start Dancing “again” <Checked, although I have left the class but I always dance in my room and even in the Gym :P)
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  15. Start Painting “again” <it was never a challenge>
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  16. Start Playing or learn some game (even Swimming would do). (need to learn swimming in the summers)
  17. Give away things which I don’t need any more. <Checked>
  18. Clean my room tidy and start making some “DIY” projects. <Checked>
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  19. Remember that all the efforts you are making now will pay in the end.
  20. GO OUTSIDE more. <I need more Outings>

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So, now I have to set some more resolutions for 2015 and it starts with; loving everyone and self more. Falling in love is not my cup of tea but still right now only few lines are coming into my mind from a song – A little too much from Natasha Bedingfield – Everybody hurts just little too much… Everybody hurts but it’s never enough… Ah, ah, we fall out then we fall back in. Ah, ah, we’re always back where we begin…. I’d rather love just a little too much”.

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So, this year resolution starts with –

  • Less stress
  • Exercise more
  • Read Bhagwat Geeta
  • Learn Swimming
  • Forget and Forgive
  • Learn Something
  • Find Love

2015

“Dates that come around every year help us measure progress in our lives. One annual event, New Year’s Day, is a time of reflection and resolution”– Joseph B. Wirthlin

XOXO beautytipsbysud

DIY Skin Primer with Healing Powers

Hello lovely ladies! First of all Merry Christmas to all of you and Happy Holidays. I hope you all are enjoying and having fun with your family members and loved ones.

Today I thought to share a quick post for skin care and make-up and Its DIY skin primer.

DIY Primer

Why we need a skin primer?
We need a primer because it helps makeup stay put longer by smoothing the surface of the skin and, sometimes, gripping onto your makeup so it stays put.

Nevertheless, the primer I am sharing is not just good for creating a base for makeup but it’s healing and good for you skin too.
A primer’s main benefits are –
• Soft skin
• Closes open pores
• Makeup stays longer
• Light in weight
• Reduces redness
• Perfect for any skin type or color
• Even skin tone and smooth appearance

It’s perfect to use in your everyday skin care. I have researched a lot upon skin primer and decided to make this skin healing and nourishing skin primer for healthy and glowing appearance.

Market is overflowing with primers but what I have found they are not pocket friendly. And this primer is not just pocket friendly but the ingredients used in this primer will help you to get rid of pigmentations and scars plus it will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help improving the collagen level in your skin.

Let’s not waste time and start making this wonderful primer. You need – Continue reading DIY Skin Primer with Healing Powers

DIY: Leave-On Hair Conditioner

Winter means dry, brittle and lifeless hair. One way to keep your tame silky and lustrous is by doing religiously hot oil massages; you may try Aloe-Vera Hair Oil and you can make this oil at home with just few ingredients – click here to read the procedure.

Another tip is applying nutritious hair packs; you can pick any of these packs for healthy and strong hair –

In today’s post I thought of making a simple leave-on conditioner that you may use in daily basis. This conditioner is super simple to make and you just need 3 ingredients to make it. One of the major ingredients is massageable conditioner.

Here, I used TRESemmé Hair Spa Rejuvenation Conditioner. All I can say about this conditioner is – it’s just awesome. It smells just divine. It causes no harm if it penetrates into the scalp in fact you need to massage your scalp with this conditioner. It’s great for chemically treated hair. After using this conditioner I noticed no excess hair fall. This conditioner has in fact made my hair stronger, smoother, and shinier. And I am completely in love with this range.

DIY: Leave-On Hair Conditioner
Massageable Conditioner

So, I decided to make a leave-on conditioner with this as its harmless if it penetrates your scalp plus the aroma is mild and soothing. Therefore if you didn’t have time to wash your hair and if your hair looks dry and lifeless just sprays a little of this conditioner onto your hair and you are good to go.

To make this conditioner you need – Continue reading DIY: Leave-On Hair Conditioner

DIY Bronzer Cream: Magic of Contouring at Home with Only 2 Ingredients

Have you ever wondered how your favorite celebrities always look so picture perfect with their defined nose and high cheekbones with flawless complexion? The secret is contouring. Contouring vary with face to face structure or with different structure of face cuts i.e.  for round face contouring will be different compared to an oval face or a heart shaped face. Contouring is complimented with highlights to make your face more defined and structured.

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Although, contouring means complete understanding of your face cut and the art of blending. You have to blend the sharp lines in such a way that it should look natural and complementing. Today market is full of bronzers of different companies. First thing first, never use shimmery bronzer. It actually highlights the area if its shimmery and technically bronzer should be matt so that it conceals the area to make it look more structured. On the other hand your highlighter should be shimmery so that it stands out.

Contouring actually creates an illusion of slimmer or chiselled face for women. So the dark color bronzer hides the areas which make your face look more defined and structured.

Below I am sharing a chart which explains the art of contouring and highlighting –

From Pinterest
From Pinterest

Now let’s come to today’s post DIY Bronzer cream i.e. making a bronzer cream at home. Spending money over bronzer is not a smart move instead invests that money on blending or contouring brushes for more professional look. You can make your own contouring cream with just two ingredients and it’s absolutely safe for your skin moreover it’s natural. Just remember while making this always test first with your skin tone.

Best thing about this DIY bronzer is you will find all the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. To make this you need – Continue reading DIY Bronzer Cream: Magic of Contouring at Home with Only 2 Ingredients

DIY Aloe Vera Hair Oil for Strong and Healthy Hair

We all love voluminous, silky and healthy hair. In winters we lose the moisture from our hair and it needs extra care and nourishment. One thing that you should keep in mind is keep your scalp clean and make sure your hair is hydrated and nourished. Follow a regular winter hair care.

In winters mostly people suffers with problems like dandruff, dry and brittle hair, hair fall etc. and the only simple solution is hot oil massage and deep conditioning.

DIY Aloe Vera Hair Oil
DIY Aloe Vera Hair Oil for Strong and Healthy Hair

In today’s post I tried to make DIY Hair Oil for healthy and strong hair. In this recipe, I have used aloe-vera gel. We all know how aloe-vera gel is really beneficial not just for your hair but for your skin too. Aloe-Vera helps is getting rid of hair loss and hair fall. Aloe vera contains such enzymes that promote hair growth. The proteolitic enzymes found in aloe vera helps to remove dead skin cells on the scalp. It maintains the PH balance of scalp and keratolic action breaks down the sebum and dead scalp cells. And moreover it moisturizes your scalp and hair. Therefore, it ultimately removes dandruff, promotes hair growth, conditions your hair and many more. Means it’s a complete delight for your hair.

You can read about Aloe benefits from this report. Click Here to read it.  This report is generated by a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedLinePlus.

I thought to make nourishing hair oil which promotes hair growth and make your scalp nourished and dandruff free. In this recipe I not just used aloe but also fenugreek and black onion seed (kalonji) too.  Furthermore in winters one should be particular about hot oil massage for blood circulation and moistorization.

Let’s not waste time and start making this amazing hair oil for strong and healthy hair. Continue reading DIY Aloe Vera Hair Oil for Strong and Healthy Hair