How to Remove Gel Nail Polish Properly, Without Ruining Your Nails!

Did you just get a gel nail polish over your nails and now that you have flaunted it for enough days, you just want to get it off?

Patience girl! You are not alone in this! 

No matter how badly you want the gel nail polish off you, don’t just rip it off without following a specific procedure. The good news is you don’t have to rush to a salon and spend a few extra bucks to get it removed. With a little time and patience, you can do it all by yourself. 

Here you go!

  • Pick a filer and get started

Don’t start filing your nails but use a filer on the top of your nails to sand down and break the surface of gel nail polish. You don’t have to file too much – just enough to rough the top surface. 

  • Use cuticle oil or thick cream

Next, to prevent your nails from losing moisture due to acetone, use cuticle oil or take a thick cream to moisturize the cuticles and the area surrounding the nails. 

  • Dab cotton balls over the nails

Now, you need to keep your nails soaked in acetone for a while. As acetone can dry up your nails taking out all the moisture from them, it is better to soak cotton balls in acetone and put them over your nails. You can add a drop of cuticle oil in your acetone to avoid the weakening of nails. 

  • Wrap aluminum foil 

After soaking your nails in acetone very well, take an aluminum foil roll and cut small square pieces for each of your nails. Wrap this square piece in each of your nails and let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. 

  • Slide off the gel nail polish

If after 10 to 15 minutes, you can see the nail polish getting lifted and losing the surface of the nail, use a cotton ball or a nail stick to remove all of it. If it is not getting off easily, you need to soak your nails in acetone for a little more time till the nail polish starts to lift. 

  • Hydrate your nails

As acetone would have made your nails dry, it becomes highly important to hydrate them immediately after the process. For this, dip your fingertips in coconut oil for about five to ten minutes and then apply cuticle oil on them to regain their lost moisture. 

There are also gel nail polish removal kits available in the market that can make the process even easier. Use these kits and follow the same procedure as described above. The kit includes all the essentials that are required in the process without having to arrange them by yourself. 

Follow this method to remove gel nail polish instead of peeling and scratching off the nail polish off your nails. This can damage your nails heavily and trigger breakage.

What say? Let us know in the comments below.

Outfits to Add to Your Wardrobe This Winter Season

As days are getting colder, it is time to remind yourself that winters are approaching. Yes, winters are at your doorsteps and now it’s time to revamp our wardrobes.
It’s time to dig into your winter attire from the last year and make some new additions. Winter outfit trends are chic every next season. 

Let’s see what this year has in store for us and how can we meet this year’s requirements.
So, here are the outfits you should add to your wardrobe this winter season if you have not already.

  • Invest in white boots

It is winter and it’s officially a boot season! To add a trendy vibe to your winter outfits this season, buy a pair of elegant white boots that go with nearly everything like your day dress, with your pants, pleated skirts, black leggings, cropped jeans and even with your formal work dress. 

  • Pastel color long coats

Long coats are swoon-worthy and to top it all, a pastel color long coat is something that your wardrobe should outshine with. Pair it with a cropped ankle jeans and white boots, and you are perfectly ready to fight cold winds coming your way.

  • Puffer coat

Don’t have a puffer coat yet? No worries, add it to your wardrobe this year. The best thing about puffer coats is they are cozy and make you look cute as well. Be that squishy baby this winter by pairing your puffer coat with the pair of black leggings. 

  • Rainbow sweater

Rainbow sweaters are really bliss! Aren’t they just eye-catching? Buy a trendy rainbow sweater this winter season. You did forget to add it to your list, don’t you?

  • Long-sleeved maxi dress

Don’t we all miss wearing the maxi dresses in the winter season? Let not let that happen this season around. Buy a long-sleeved maxi dress for attending meetings or for getting ready for your evening party. These will fit perfectly for every occasion, layer it with a crop jacket or blazer at the top to complete your look or if it’s too cold outside for you.  

  • Scarves 

Ohh! You definitely cannot miss out on this one! Scarves are saviors during the winter season. Striped scarves are even heavenly and in trend this year. Transform your even boring winter outfit into a chic one by adding a striped scarf around your neck. It not only adds the layer to your clothing but will keep you cozy too.

  • Biker and a jeans jacket

You will never regret if you invest in these two. A biker jacket is an all-time favorite and goes with every dress. Pair it with black skinny jeans and high heels to look simply stylish. A jean jacket is another outfit to layer your attire in the winter season. 

So, these were some of the outfits you can add to your wardrobe this winter season.

How To Keep Your Hair Refreshed In Between Washes?

Who does not want a good hair day every day? But why does our hair only look good after a wash or just a day after it? 

For those who detest washing their hair often, it’s time to find a hack to keep your hair refreshed for long in-between washes. Isn’t it? Won’t that be just too amazing? The everyday travelling from one place to another adds a lot of dust to our hair making them sticky, dirty and unmanageable. 

To sort this problem out, without much ado, let’s dive into how you can keep your hair refreshed in between washes.

1.      Use a dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is every lazy girl’s treasure. Applying a small amount of dry shampoo to your hair works like magic. It will soak up all the excess oil from your hair and your hair will no longer feel sticky and soaked up in oil. It gently cleanses the scalp, making your hair look fresh, clean and sanitized.

2.      Texturizing spray at the rescue

If you have an urgent meeting early morning and your hair feels dead inside, texturizing spray can save your day. Applying texturizing spray to your hair will provide quick bounce and volume to your hair. Find a good texturizing spray suitable for hair types to add instant freshness to your hair. Apply it from mid-lengths or the roots.

3.       Hide the gloom with a flat iron

Use a good flat iron to define your strands that are not behaving themselves. Use it to curl your strands by holding it down for a few seconds in a rolling position. This will add a good texture to your hair and your hair will no longer make you look dejected and bored.

4.      Don’t forget to use a lightweight finishing spray

If you want to keep your hair well set and in style, the whole day, use a lightweight finishing spray after your hairstyle. Using a finishing spray will also make it easy to work on your hair and make your hairstyle stay the same for the whole day. You no longer have to wash your hair to get a good hairstyle while using a finishing spray.

5.      Mask your hair with a lightweight oil

If your hair is extremely dry and frizzy, using a lightweight oil will help you in taming your hair. This won’t make your hair stick to your scalp either and will make them look shiny and well-shaped. So, go and find yourself a good lightweight oil spray and save yourself from everyday trouble of handling your hair.

So, these were some of the few ways to keep your hair refreshed in-between washes. Adding these must-have hair products in your hairstyling methods can make your life more sorted and easier going.

New Year’s Eve Party Beauty Tips

Definitely, you don’t want to take any chances of not being kissed because of your chappy lips or rough skin.
Well, also he should love you for who you are but you need to look good to feel good too. Isn’t it? 

Rock your New Year’s Eve party this coming year by following some of these chic beauty tips.
Besides the usual of keeping yourself hydrated, moisturizing your skin, exfoliating it, exercising regularly and eating healthy food, here is where you need to work for looking extra.

1.    Keep your hair tresses healthy

Hair can make or break your look! A good hair day usually isn’t days when you have to party. So, it’s important to have every day a good hair day. Sort out your hair tresses as dry and limp tresses won’t accentuate your look. 

Keep them healthy by washing your hair with lukewarm water. Oil them before every hair wash to avoid dandruff and dry hair. Get a hair spa. To add volume to your hair on your final day, add texture to them by using a dry shampoo sprayer and then run your fingertips to your roots. Backcomb a little to add volume.

2.    Decide your dress

Let’s not fuss around at the last time this year when it comes to selecting a dress for your New Year’s Eve party. Decide on what you are going to wear a few weeks before so you can plan accordingly. 

A little black dress, a red maxi outfit or whatever it is, choose it well according to your body type. Make sure it’s comfy and will stay with you all night. Also, ensure that it is easy to get rid of when you are drunk.  That’s a must! 

3.    Choose the right footwear

In the event of looking just perfect and tall, make sure you don’t punish your feet. Wear comfortable heels like wedges, block heels or platforms to stay comfortable all night long and dance your heart out. 

We don’t want you to carry your heels in your hands at the end of the party. Thank us later!

4.    Soft and smooth skin

Smooth, shiny and gleaming skin can make you feel a lot better about yourself. To flaunt your soft limbs in your party dress, work towards making them super soft and cozy. Wax your skin, moisturize it, scrub and exfoliate it to remove the dead cells and finally add a little shimmer to them. 

Don’t we all love touching our skin when it’s super soft, especially after a good waxing session?

5.    Makeup rightly

Red lipstick is a must to top your look. Highlight your cheekbones with a bronzer, do a smokey eye look with a soft and natural shade to keep it minimal. 

For a bold and dashing look, choose bold colors like black with a dash of silvery grey. Plan your accessories to complete your look. 

So, these were some of the New Year Eve’s party beauty tips. We hope that your year starts with positive vibes.   

6 Fashion Tips For Really Cold Weather

Now that winter is around the corner, it’s time to take out our winters clothes from their hibernation state and start using them again. It’s time to start remembering all the winter clothes that you have and the new ones you bought last season. They are never enough though!

No matter, how many jackets, shawls, hoodies we buy every year, we always seem to lack something when it comes to dressing for an early winter morning! To save yourself from this trouble, here are some of the fashion tips you can follow that can help you dress up quick for really cold weather.

1.  Layering is a key

Wear everything you have, one over another to ward off that cold weather. This may sound silly but it is feasible to save yourself from the bitter cold. Layering is an art that you should become a pro in. A single winter cloth is never warm enough to keep coldness at bay. To keep yourself tucked in safely and away from the biting cold, start layering. 

Start with a turtle neck sweater, above it goes a jacket and a woolen stall and finally, layer with an overcoat. Similarly, you can wear thick woolen tight pants or sheet stockings below your skirt or jeans. Also, you can choose to wear a warm fitting sweater below your T-shirt to balance cold and fashion together.

2. Good boots save your day

Good boots take you to good places! Ankle length boots or over-the-knee boots – both are known for stealing the show anytime, anywhere. Pairing over the knee boots with a short skater skirt will not only make you look chic but comfortable and warm too. Use your ankle boots with cuffed jeans or a dress to be fashionable as well as warm at the same time. Don’t throw off your winter boots just because it’s just too cold and snowing outside.

3. Use belts overcoats 

Using belt over your coats will not only make your loose fitted, lifeless coat get some life but it will also turn your look trendy and afresh. Belts make the coats fit perfectly without letting them dangle lifelessly over your body. Investing in a good broad belt to provide a new look to your old coats is the best choice you can make this winter.

4. Having fur attire is essential

Winter is the only favorable season that lets you be extra cute. Do not miss a chance to wear fur or faux fur coats and feel over the moon. Faux fur coats not only protect you from extreme cold weather, but they are also comfortable to your skin and add to your demeanor well. Be it fur coats, fur mittens or stalls; lose no chance to show off your cuteness this winter season.

5. Scarves are savior

You can never underestimate the number of ways the scarves can be worn in. You can simply be creative by wearing your scarf creatively and flaunt a confident and comfortable look. Scarves around your neck, shoulders or even over your head provide much-needed warmth and provide an extra layer to your winter attire too. 

So, in all coats, scarves, boots, and overcoats – that’s what your winter wardrobe needs to get revamped this winter season!

DIY Hair Spa That We Can All Try At Home

After several tiring days that leave you exhausted and your hair dull and undernourished, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is a hair spa. That will definitely help you relax and feel good.

However, going to a salon might not always be the best option. But do not worry because there are a few DIY hair spa treatments that you can do at home to get back your strong and healthy hair!

Hair Spa Treatment with Bananas

  • Mash one ripe banana in a blender and add two tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Keep the mixture aside as you prepare to steam your hair.
  • For steaming, take a large pot of hot water and lean over it. Cover your hair with a towel and let the steam settle for ten minutes.
  • Gently massage the banana and olive oil mixture onto your hair and let it sit for about half an hour.
  • Wash it off with cold water and use shampoo.

Try this hair spa twice a week to have healthy and smooth hair. Bananas contain potassium, vitamins and natural oils that make hair stronger and reduces split ends.

Hair Spa Treatment with Avocados

  • Take out the flesh of ripe avocado and mash it well to make a paste that is free of lumps.
  • Massage this paste onto your hair, and make sure that you massage from the roots to the tips.
  • Now, steam your hair for ten minutes by leaning over a pot of hot water and covering your head with a towel to allow the steam to settle in your hair.
  • Wait for another twenty minutes before washing your hair with lukewarm water and a gentle shampoo.

Avocados are a rich source of fatty oils and this mask when applied once a week, nourishes dry and damaged hair.

Hair Spa Treatment with Eggs and Coconut Oil

  • Whisk one whole egg with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and set the mixture aside.
  • Steam your hair for ten minutes over a large pot of boiling water, covering your head with a towel.
  • Once the steam has settled in your hair, apply the mask all over and let it sit for twenty minutes.
  • Wash your hair using cold water and shampoo.

Coconut oil is an old favorite that nourishes all types of hair. Try this DIY spa once a week and since eggs are rich in proteins, this mask will help your hair grow longer and stronger than before.

Hair Spa Treatment with Honey

  • Wash your hair with warm water.
  • While your hair is still damp, apply a quarter cup of honey all over and leave it for about fifteen minutes.
  • Using cold water, rinse and shampoo your hair.

You will not need to do this treatment too often. It can be done once in every two weeks and honey being an emollient will retain moisture and your hair will not become frizzy.

Learn the Art of Layering this Winter

You don’t always have to make bold choices to learn the art of layering. And, neither do you need to go on exclusive winter trips to layer your clothes. You can do that anytime to exhibit your style, personality and to look trendy.

However, in addition to making you look stylish, layering also helps you in two other ways:

  • It keeps your warm and cozy when you are out in the chilly weather, and also allows you to take off the extra layers when you enter a warm building.
  • It makes your clothing more versatile and helps you save money by allowing you to flaunt your same pieces in different style.

Here is how you can master the art of layering:

First layer

The whole game begins right from the first layer. Your first layer should be well-fitted and body-hugging. This would protect your body from the chills, and will also ensure that you do not look fatty as you add more layers.

Ideally, we will recommend you to wear a piece with turtlenecks or collars to keep yourself warm. If it is too cold, you might also like to wear a set of thermals underneath.

Mid-layer

The mid-layer is what is going to play an important look, and will start to define your look. In this layer, you can go with pieces like sweaters, vests, crop tops, blazers, and cardigans. Since this layer will be more visible when compared to the first layer, it is essential that this one is neatly ironed, and has proper texture, color, and pattern.

Additionally, it should fit you well and be comfortable to wear.

Outer layer

Finally, conclude your look by adding an outer layer which can be a poncho, shawl, jacket, trench or a vest. This layer is what will look the most, and so, it is essential that it looks neat and perfectly wrapped. The length of your final layer is also of much importance here. You can choose to go longer with this layer, however, for a trendier look, you can also throw a crop hacker at the top.

To play the cards right, it is essential that you pay enough attention to proportions and keep the balance intact. If you are planning to add a lot of layers, we will highly recommend you to have a slim and sleek bottom. However, if you plan to go with baggy jeans, it is essential that you keep your top tailored and with proper fitting.

Accessorize

Once you are done with the layers, you can finalize your entire look with the help of proper accessories, like a handbag, a statement neck piece, a hat or a scarf.

All you need to do is use your creativity and experiment a bit here and there. Play with the textures, mix different patterns, go colorblock, oh! The opportunities are limitless!

Success Is In Your Attitude

Who doesn’t want to be successful? We all do.

But, it seems, that at the end, it is your attitude which determines your success.

A study conducted at Harvard showed that a person’s attitude is often the deciding factor if they will be successful or not. Your attitude contributes to 85% of your success. So, it is quite necessary that you have the right attitude and the correct mindset.

Like many things in life, attitude is temporary.
It is something that you can always change.

You can always judge if your attitude is a boon or a bane.
If you feel that your attitude isn’t helping you move forward in life, then it is the right time to change it.

Importance of Having a Positive Attitude

Having a positive outlook on life is extremely important.

A woman who has a positive outlook on life is generally liked by everyone.
This outlook is usually attainable if the woman has a positive attitude in life. Like having a positive outlook, there are many benefits of having a positive attitude.

  • It helps you reach your milestones.
  • It helps you become a favorite among co-workers and makes you instantly likable.
  • You start seeing the good in everything.

You would agree that a happy attitude is better than a high IQ.
People who are successful do not always have a highly intelligent quotient, but they have a happy attitude.
This allows them to conquer their fears, be more self-dependent and be more confident.

If we’re to talk about a few very successful people, there are many things that are common among them.

  • They all are confident.
  • They never lost hope
  • They are happy

All these things are achievable in life only if the person has the right frame of mind and the right attitude.

Positive Attitude vs Negative Attitude

Having an unfriendly or a dull attitude would never make you a social person.
People with a dull attitude are seldom successful and usually crib about their problems in life.
And no person likes to stick with a person who always complains about their problems.

Everyone faces at least one problem daily, but the people who are happy and have a positive attitude never whine about their problems.
No matter how big the problems are, a person would never crib about it because they know that crying over something won’t solve it.

Success doesn’t mean being utterly rich or being the most famous.
It means that you’re content. You might be working at a day job and you can be successful at it.
Success just requires the right attitude, not money or fame.

Here are some ways by which you can achieve a happy attitude and be successful.

  •  Be happy.
    A happy mind is always fresh and reduces stress.
  • Stay Motivated.
    Many times, life throws hurdles at you.
    It is best that you stay motivated in those hard times and look for a silver lining and hence not lose hope.
  • Mediate.
    Meditation helps reduce stress and keeps the body and mind rejuvenated.
    It helps you boost the morale and helps you in developing a positive attitude towards life.

 

Mistakes You Are Making When You Air Dry Your Hair

Hair dryers are our ultimate saviors.

From helping us deal with our bad hair days to drying our hair on the go, there are various instances when having a hair dryer by our side solves a lot of problems.

But did you know that we all are guilty of making certain mistakes while drying our hair? Let’s find out.

  • Forgetting to section your hair

Sectioning the hair is very important while air drying your hair. If you are taking large sections of hair at a time, the hair dryer won’t be able to dry all the hair because of volume. This makes the left out wet hair frizzy.

If you are trying to save your time, take small sections of hair as they dry out quickly. Always follow a bottom to top approach to avoid mixing of wet hair with the dry ones.

  • Using the wrong type of hair brush

It’s all in the bristles and shape of the hairbrush you are using. While air blowing your air, only use round brushes with boar or nylon bristles. Do not use a brush with metal bristles as it heats up quickly and ends up damaging your hair.

  • Forgetting to apply the heat protector before blow drying

Not applying any heat protectant over your hair strands before air drying can also damage your hair. Apply or reapply the serum or thickening spray you are using even when blow drying the hair at your back. They are often left untouched. Work on your hair from mid-shaft to the ends first.

  • Your hair is towel wrapped for too long

Avoid wrapping your hair with a towel to stop the excess water from dripping, use a microfiber towel or a t-shirt instead. Wrap your hair just for a few minutes and then allow your hair to air dry for a while before blow drying them.

  • The air dryer is of poor quality

Among the ionic, ceramic and tourmaline hair dryers, you should choose the hair dryer according to your hair texture. For light hair, a ceramic hair dryer is enough and can provide the needed shine. For more powerful hair drying and for those with curly or coiled hair, ionic hair dryers are an ideal recommendation. They dry hair faster and reduce hair damage.

  • You threw away the concentrate nozzle attachment

Is this even a thing? Yes, it is. That nozzle attached to the front end of the hair dryer actually helps in balancing the heat and prevents the hair from direct heat. It lets the air to concentrate at a place and prevents hair damage. Hold the hair dryer facing downward for a better blowout.

  • Not cleaning your hair dryer

The back end of your hairdryer gets choked with dirt and debris that degrades the performance of your dryer. It will take longer than usual to dry your hair. Therefore, keep cleaning your hair dryer once in a while for a hassle-free experience.

That’s all, girls. Keep these important pointers in mind and flaunt healthy hair on the go.

Are You Over Exfoliating Your Skin?

Frustrated with the redness or irritation on your face? Or are you perplexed to discover sudden new changes in your face? Well, it may be an indication of over-exfoliation. You can also put it in this manner that it is a way of the skin to say that you are ripping off all the natural moisture and leaving it barren. The very first question that will strike you now is that how much is too much exfoliation?

How much is too much?

Everyone, especially the damsels, maintain a simple common beauty treatment every day, which includes cleansing-exfoliating-toning. If you are one of those who feels stressed on the exfoliation part will enhance your beauty, then you are on a wrong track. There are many living examples who are dealing with the predicaments of this common mistake of over-exfoliation. The main point that lies here is that there is no specific measuring instrument or parameter to show how much is too much regarding the exfoliation of your skin. Rather, you should be the very first person to realize or feel that your skin is over-exfoliated. It is right when you begin to discover:

  • Excessive dryness
  • Irritation
  • Patchiness
  • Redness
  • Increased sensitivity

It is also when your skin loses the firmness and tends to get tanned right after a short time span of sun-exposure.

All these symptoms can be agglomerated to address as a changed pattern of the skin. So if you feel these indications mentioned above, then it is high time you realize that you are exfoliating your skin too much. And that is really too much.

You can get my point exactly when you answer this question. How many times do you scrub your face in a day and how many times you are actually supposed to scrub or exfoliate? Caught you! Using a scrub gel or an exfoliator every day is an absolute NO-NO. So when you violate this NO-NO rule, it’s a too much exfoliation. Scrubbing should be done twice or thrice a week depending on your skin texture.

Expert Speak

As illuminated in the www.cosmopolitan.com, a dermatologist of New York City- Deniss Gross (M.D.) claims “As far as manual exfoliants go, such as scrubs with tiny granules, sloughing sponges, or hand-held devices, I find that many people overuse them and/or scrub too vigorously. Cleansing your skin daily with a washcloth, and applying very light pressure using circular motions, [is usually] all you need to gently remove most dead-skin cells.”

According to www.huffingtonpost.com, Jamie Sherrill, who is a nurse and a celebrity skin expert as well, has stated that when your skin adopts certain changes and altered patterns of reaction due to exfoliation, then you are certainly exfoliating too much than you should.

Since you have found out how much is too much, maintain the actual limits of exfoliation. If you are already suffering from too much exfoliation, then take the initiative to cure it. You can go through the solutions offered by Deniss Gross in www.cosmopolitan.com. To reduce redness of your skin, use products of green-tea extracts. You can also use cucumber extract and licorice extract to soothe any inflammation.

Keep it simple and don’t over-do it. Stay beautiful!