Wednesday, 11 April 2018

5 Bobby Pin Hacks That Actually Work For You | Parlour in Delhi | Salon in Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Dwarka

The thin pins are incredibly versatile, insanely inexpensive, and get the job done — simple as that. But they can do more than just secure that complex updo; bobby pins are an essential tool when it comes to beauty hacks.

Read on to learn five genius uses:

The Winged Eyeliner Hack

Not sure how to master the retro makeup look? Use the ends to create an outline for a cat eye. Shade the open edges of a bobby pin with an inky, black liquid eyeliner to create your stamp. Then carefully place the bobby pin at the outer corner of your eye (touching your skin), with the longer edge on the bottom, and voilà — you’ve got the blueprint for a winning winged look. Fill in the triangle and connect it to a thin line that hugs your upper lash line.

The Ponytail Hack

A flat, lifeless ponytail gets an instant lift with a bobby pin — it’s just all about the angles. Stick a bobby pin vertically into the underside of your hair tie (so it’s hidden and facing down toward your neck). Place your ponytail hair back on top of the pin to conceal it.

The Nail Art Hack

Dip the end of a bobby pin into your hue-of-choice and go dot crazy. Add a bunch of multi-colored designs to your digits or opt for a minimalist look with just one dot on each finger.

The False Lash Hack

Add the perfect amount of lash glue to the strip of your falsies with a bobby pin. Apply a bit of glue to the tip of a pin and then slide it over the lash strip.

The Makeup Brush Hack

Create a contouring brush in a pinch by adding a bobby pin (or more, depending on the size of your tool) horizontally halfway to fan out and firm up those bristles.

Summer Beauty Hacks You Need to Know | Parlour in Delhi | Salon in Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Dwarka

Luckily we’ve got 17 awesome beauty and makeup hacks to keep your skin, hair and nails looking picture-perfect all summer long.

1. Aloe Ice Cubes: Pour aloe into an ice cube tray and use them to soothe any bits of skin that didn’t get covered with sunscreen. (via Hello Natural)

2. Chamomile Bikini Line Rescue: If you start getting a rash along your bikini line, steep a couple bags of chamomile tea in hot water. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes and then lay them along your bikini line to soothe the irritation.

3. Keep Your Color: Sun, salt water and chlorine can all seriously damage your hair, especially your hair color. Perk up your locks and help extend the lifetime of your color by spritzing apple cider vinegar into your hair every time you have fun in in the sun. (via Seventeen)

4. Bye, Bye Blisters: No one wants to have Band-Aids on their toes while rocking those cute, strappy sandals you just made. Keep blisters away by rubbing your ankles and toes with deodorant (yes, deodorant!). The antiperspirant wicks away moisture and friction. (via Self)

5. Mosquito Repellent: Bugs are gross, but sometimes that bug spray can feel just as toxic, not to mention super greasy and terrible for your skin. DIY your own bug spray that’ll keep you smelling fresh and bug-bite-free. (via Brit + Co)

6. Easy Aftershave: There is nothing worse than shaving and having your legs look like they just walked through a thorny forest. Dust baby powder over your shaved legs to prevent irritation and chafing. (via DIY and Crafts)

7. Homemade Bronzing Lotion: When you want to add a bit of summery glow to your legs and arms, add some shimmery copper or gold eyeshadow to your lotion. If it’s really hot, you can even store your lotion in the fridge for an instant, cooling refresher. (via Elements of Ellis)

8. Frizz Control: We adore coconut oil for a multitude of beauty reasons, one of which includes keeping the frizz under control. Mix up equal parts coconut and avocado oil together and spritz into the ends of your hair to keep moisturized on the hottest of days. (via Seventeen)

9. Baby Powder as Sand Repellant: We’ve sung the praises of baby powder before as dry shampoo, but throw a bottle into your beach bag for this ah-mazing hack. Sprinkle powder on your feet, legs and body and you’ll be able to wipe all of the sand off immediately. (via Beauty High)

10. Baking Soda Rescue: From giving extra shine to your hair to working as an exfoliant for removing self tanner to unclogging pores and blackheads, baking soda may turn into your new favorite beauty product this summer. (via She Knows)

11. Shave a Little Less: With warmer weather comes more exposure, and that means more shaving. If you’re looking for a way to skip a day or two of razors, try a mix of sugar, lemon and water for an all-natural concoction that slows hair growth. (via Elle)

12. Whiten Those Pits: Yep, it’s awkward and gross, but if you’re a human chances are you’ve got some stains on those pretty white shirts. If you’re out of stain remover, put lemon juice on the stain before throwing it in the wash and those sweat stains will disappear. (via Beauty High)

13. Stick to Waterproof Makeup: Whether it’s humidity, life by the pool or a sweaty game of beach volleyball, you don’t want your makeup melting down your face. Summer-proof your makeup with some of our favorite tricks. (via Brit + Co)

14. Keep Your Nails and Nail Polish Cool: Trying to get a cute manicure before heading to the beach? First, make sure you store your polish in the fridge, because cold polish goes on more smoothly. And if you’re in a rush, dunk your freshly painted fingers in some cold water for three minutes to make sure everything is set. (via Byrdie)

15. Fix a Tan Line: Get rid of those awkward tan lines in one minute by applying moisturizer to the already-tanned skin and then use a makeup sponge to apply self-tanner to the white lines. Make sure you blend the color evenly into the paler skin for a sneaky tan line disguise. (via Makeup)

16. Beachy Waves: We’re all obsessed with messy, sexy beach hair, and this headband trick promises to work on even the straightest of tresses. (via Wikihow)

17. Overnight Sunburn Remedy: Even the most avid sunblock lovers can forget to reapply or miss a crucial area and end up with a bright red spot of pain. DIY an all-natural sunburn remedy with apple cider vinegar and coconut oil to give your skin some much needed TLC. (via Living in Another Language)

What’s your favorite summer beauty hack? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Beauty Hacks That Will Change Your Makeup Routine For Life | Parlour in Delhi | Salon in Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Dwarka

1. The Hashtag

Smoked out eyeshadow is one of the hardest makeup tricks to perfect. Dark shades of eye shadow can be seriously messy and difficult to put the perfect amount on. We hate to admit it, but more often than not we end up looking more like a raccoon than a sexy goddess.

The solution: Try taking an eye-shadow stick or creamy eyeliner pencil in whatever color you want, and drawing a hashtag symbol on the end half of your eye. You can go over the lines depending on how dark you want the shadow to look. Next, use a smudging tool (a lot of eyeliners have these built in on one end) and blend out the lines until you have the perfect smokey eye look that so many of us struggle to achieve.

2. The Triangle

Brightening your under-eyes is one of those things that seems so much easier than it actually is. For those of us with dark circles and puffy eyes, even concealer doesn’t always do the trick. It can feel hopeless and leave you with creases from trying to layer on enough product to cover the darkness.

The solution: Apply your concealer in an upside-down triangle. When we first learn how to do makeup, we usually just assume that concealer is applied with a swipe straight across your under-eyes. Little did most of us know, the best way to brighten the area is to apply the product in a triangle. Not only will this make your eyes look brighter and cover more surface area, you’ll also be left with the appearance of higher cheekbones.

3. Using Eyeliner to Prime

Eyeshadows with no pigment are just asking for a mess. You see the pan filled with beautiful, colorful powder, perfect for the look you want to achieve. Unfortunately, when you try to apply it, you end up with a mess of fallout and a translucent version of the color you were hoping for.

The solution: Use white eyeliner to color-prime your lids. With that as a base, your shadow will pop against the white and you’ll get the beautifully pigmented color you were hoping for.

4. Tape = Perfectly Winged Liner

Getting even-length eyeliner wings is basically the bane of every makeup-lover’s existence. It’s basically impossible to freehand two perfect wings, so we basically always end up over-lining our eyes in a desperate attempt to balance out each side. Sadly, this method has failed us on more than one occasion and we usually end up having to accept our fate.

The solution: Use Scotch tape. That’s right, you heard us. This surprisingly effective tip will have your wings looking perfect every time. Make sure to dull the stickiness of the tape by blotting the sticky side with your finger first. Next, position the tape at an angle by your eye. Any crooked lines or runny mascara will just get caught by the tape, leaving you with perfectly pointed wings every time.

5. Use a Business Card

You know that moment. The one where your eyeshadow actually looks flawless for once and all that’s left is putting on mascara. Easy, right? Except in 0.2 seconds you somehow manage to get weird mascara lines all over your lid, effectively ruining the rest of your eye makeup.

The solution: Hold a business card behind your lashes so that any extra mascara transfers onto the card and not your makeup masterpiece.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Golden Beauty Rules for Combination Skin | Parlour in Delhi | Salon in Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Dwarka

Treat different areas differently

If you have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks, it's nearly impossible to find one product that works for your entire face. When it comes to moisturizers, your best bet is to use an anti-acne cream for acne-prone areas and an oil-free moisturizer everywhere else. Many beauty companies will make dual products specifically designed for combination skin; these packs include a mattifying moisturizer for the T-zone and a hydrating moisturizer for the cheek area. These are the best facial moisturizers for different skin types.

Wash with a gentle cleanser

When you have acne, any acne, you may be tempted to reach for the most powerful cleanser on the shelf. But that's a mistake for two reasons when you have combination skin: Potent formulas can actually irritate dry cheeks while simultaneously stimulating the oily T-zone to produce more oil. When in doubt, stick to a gentle, water-soluble cleanser; this can be gel or cream as long as it's effective in removing away all the bad stuff (makeup, dirt, and debris) without making the skin feel greasy or dry afterward. Make sure you're not making these 13 common face-washing mistakes.

Wash with lukewarm water

Hot water makes the skin's essential oils soften like butter and strip away when soap is added into the mix, and without those oils, every bit of moisture in your pores will disintegrate, leading to potentially painfully tight and itchy skin. After cleansing, slather on a serum to lock in moisture. "All skin types can benefit from a hydrating serum, because they help lower oil overproduction so combination skin isn't so noticeable," says Eliss Halina, certified aesthetician. It's important to note that she recommends hydrating serums, not those for dry skin. "Hydrating products help boost water retention within the skin, whereas products for dry skin are usually helping to supplement oil production."

Don't skimp on the toner

Because oily and dry skin holds different pH balances, equalizing them is essential for maintaining healthy skin, and using a toner after you wash is a great way to do exactly that, says Kachiu Lee, board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor of dermatology at Brown University. Just make sure your toner is alcohol-free so it doesn't dry out your skin or overstimulate oil glands.

Use a mild exfoliant at least twice a week

You may be cleansing and moisturizing properly, but if you're not exfoliating, your skin isn't in prime condition. "This step is especially important for those with combination skin because the cheeks can often appear dry and flaky, but many combination skin types still experience congestion and breakouts," says Mel Adams of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas with locations in Washington state. "Regular exfoliation helps keep your complexion looking smooth and even, and helps prevent and clear congestion and clogged pores." The general rule of thumb for exfoliation is two to four times a week to help remove the sebum, dead skin, and pollution from your skin. And whatever you do, don't make these ten exfoliating mistakes.

Slather on the SPF

Yep, this skincare rule applies to you, even if your combo skin leans towards oily. Adams recommends looking for a non-comedogenic sunscreen so that your T-zone doesn't break out. If you're not a fan of traditional sunscreen or think it makes your skin feel greasy, try a mineral-based sunscreen or sunscreen powder, she suggests. Find out the sunscreens top dermatologists love so much they use them on themselves.

Eat right

Beautiful skin starts from the inside out. "Make sure you are drinking enough water (at least eight glasses a day), eating a well-balanced diet that includes lots of antioxidant-rich food, and getting regular exercise to keep your skin looking its best," suggests Adams. Add these foods to your diet for radiant skin.

Indulge in clay masks

Whether bentonite, which is made up of minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, or French green clay, a sea clay composed of magnesium and other minerals from decomposed plant matter, clays masks are effective at cleansing pores and absorbing excess oil from your skin without irritation. Find out all the beauty benefits of bentonite clay.

Avoid products containing alcohol

While you might be tempted to use alcohol-based toners or astringents on the oilier parts of your skin, your face will not thank you, because these dry out your skin. Worse, they can trigger the oily areas to overproduce oil in an attempt to balance your skin. Always read the label on your facial cleansers, toners, and other products to make sure they are alcohol-free. Find out the signs that your skincare products are secretly damaging your complexion.

Tame skin with vitamin A

Because Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps combat free radicals, it makes it harder for P. acnes bacteria to thrive and become blemishes. It also helps speed up your skin cell turnover, removing dead skin cells and revealing more glowing skin. You'll see it called retinol or tretinoin on ingredient labels. Find out what your acne might be saying about your health.

Makeup Tricks to Look Naturally Gorgeous | Parlour in Delhi | Salon in Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Dwarka

Start by exfoliating
Getting your bare skin glowing will make it easier to get gorgeous skin without caking on makeup. Start with an exfoliating treatment to buff off any dead skin. “If you get off the dry skin, you get that smooth surface for when you apply makeup,” says Hannah Baylog, lead makeup artist trainer with Blushington makeup and beauty lounge in Dallas. Don't miss these face-washing mistakes you didn't realize you were making.

Add hydration
“No-makeup makeup is all about the skin, so it’s very important to have very hydrated-looking skin,” says Mariah Jere, market manager, and makeup and hair stylist for WarPaint International Beauty Agency. Start with a toner or rose water, then add a lightweight moisturizer—ones with hyaluronic acid tend are good for all skin types, she says. Don't make these makeup mistakes that make your skin look dry.

Prime your skin
Applying a primer before makeup will help your makeup last longer. “Primers have different purposes depending on the formulation,” says Jere. “The variety of primer depends on the skin type and what you want the end results to be.” Assess your skin type, then decide whether one that’s smoothing, oil-controlling, or color-correcting is best for your needs. Here are more ways to make your makeup last longer.

Swap foundation for tinted moisturizer
Tinted moisturizer gives you lighter coverage than traditional foundation, letting your natural glow shine through. “Light to medium coverage is my best recommendation for that kind of natural look,” says Jere. Here's how to use makeup to fake flawless skin.

Pick the right foundation
If you need more coverage than a tinted moisturizer, go for a water-based foundation, which will give you a barely-there feel while evening your skin tone. “Oil-based ones can sit on the skin and separate more,” says Baylog. “Water-based formulas tend to be more long-lasting while still looking dewy instead of matte and heavy.” Mix your foundation with a bit of moisturizer to look even more fresh-faced, says Jere. Find out how to make your beauty supplies last longer.

Use tools designed to blend
Swap out your usual foundation brush (and don’t use your fingers!) for a beauty blender, which will keep your makeup from looking thick and cakey. “That will give an airbrushed look and apply flawlessly without looking heavy or painted-looking like a brush can,” says Baylog. Avoid these other makeup mistakes that make you look sloppy.

Define with bronzer
A cream-based bronzer just a couple shades darker than your natural skin tone will let you emphasize your natural shadows without creating a heavy contour. Blend it into your jaw, temple, and over your cheekbones to get a natural look. “It gives a little sculpting to the face and warmth,” says Jere. Try these makeup tricks that make you look thinner.

Fake your glow
Sweep highlighter over your cheekbone, brow bone, and the inner corner of your eyes to look like you're glowing from within. “It’s that highlight that makes people say, ‘You look so glowy,’” says Baylog. “It looks like you’re radiating light.” Check out these makeup tricks to look less tired.

Add a natural flush
“Especially if you’re using foundation, you mute the natural color you’d have in your cheeks with a flesh-toned base, so you want to add some of that back in,” says Jere. To return that natural flush, Baylog recommends using a cream blush or cheek stain to get a healthy glow without the powdery look of a traditional blush. Stains look complicated but apply easily with your usual blush brush or beauty blender, she says. If the color is too heavy, press a beauty blender against the pigment to take off the excess while leaving on the light glow you want.

Blend, blend, blend
Harsh lines will make it obvious that you’re wearing makeup, so be sure to blend them in. Use a big brush to blend powder or bronzer under your chin and down your neck. “People tend to skip that step,” says Baylog. “Even makeup artists do the face and forget the neck and décolleté.” Here's why you should always wash your makeup tools.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Fruits That Makes Skin Soft And Healthy | Parlour in Delhi | Salon in Lajpat Nagar | Malviya Nagar | Dwarka

#1. Raspberries- for skin rejuvenation

Raspberries are rich in antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C. These components help you feel refreshed, give a good texture to your skin and slow down the ageing process. Vitamin C helps to rejuvenate your skin, thereby making it feel fresh and healthy.

#2. Apples- natural doctor for your skin

Apart from numerous health benefits, the fruit is known for its several skin benefits as well. Adding apple to your homemade face packs will moisturise your skin and improve its overall texture. Green apples are also an effective anti-acne treatment. Apples also help you to get rid of under eye dark circles. Whereas, vitamin A and vitamin C in them makes your skin look lustrous.

#3. Grapes- for a smooth skin

Grapes are rich in flavonoids, which are good for your skin and health. Grapes are abundantly rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from its raw form, its juice also aids in preventing pimples and fading the acne scars from the skin. Grapes contain hydroxyl acids that also helps to keep your skin smooth and wrinkle free.

#4. Papaya- for glowing skin

Papayas contain fibre, vitamin C and lots of calcium, which help your body’s mechanism to function smoothly. Papaya also helps in detoxifying your blood and is rich in antioxidants, certainly a perfect combination for a glowing skin.

#5. Prunes- to shed kilos

Prunes belong to the raisin family and have a lot of fibre in them. They provide aid to your digestive system and help in flushing the toxins out. Prunes are an energy-packed food option that keep you active throughout the day. In addition to this, the soluble fibre in prune juice also helps you to maintain or lose weight.

#6. Oranges- for skin tightening

Like most of the citrus fruits, oranges are rich in vitamin C and are good for your skin’s collagen construction. In fact, this fruit's peel and juice are abundantly used in anti-ageing creams, as they help in tightening your skin. Oranges are also rich in vitamin B1, which helps to boost your body’s immunity system.

#7. Bananas- for softer skin

Bananas are rich in iron, magnesium and potassium and vitamins A, B and E. Being rich in vitamin E, it makes the skin soft. And, also helps in removing signs of ageing or wrinkles. Eating as well as applying this fruit will do wonders to your skin.

#8. Mangoes- a definite king of fruits

The fruit provides various health and skin benefits. Rich in vitamin A and antioxidants, mangoes aid in making the skin soft and even-toned. It also helps in restoring the skin elasticity and unclogs your skin pores. Mangoes also keep your cholesterol under check.

#9. Lemons- remove skin blemishes

The strong juice or peel of this fruit is a wondrous drug in removing blemishes and stringent acne marks from your skin. This vitamin C rich fruit also assists in cleansing the skin thoroughly. Other than this, lemon also has skin lightening properties, which is why it is used in many beauty treatments.

#10. Kiwis- keeps the skin young

When it comes to fruits, Kiwi is one of the major sources of vitamin C that is at par with lemons. This fruit aids in younger looking skin by keeping the signs of ageing at bay. It helps to rejuvenate damaged skin.