Monday, 28 November 2016

Hardly Known uses of Vicks Vaporub

    Vicks vaporub a mentholated topical cough and cold medicine with medicated vapors. A classic, Vicks Vaporub has been around for over a century and is a staple in many households. It starts working super quickly for adults, as well, to relieve cough symptoms. VapoRub was originally manufactured by the family-owned company Richardson-Vicks, Inc., based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Richardson-Vicks was sold to Procter & Gamble in 1985 and is now known as Vicks.VicksVapoRub is currently manufactured and packaged in India and Mexico.
The active ingredients in Vicks VapoRub are camphor (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic), eucalyptus oil (a cough suppressant) and menthol (a cough suppressant and topical analgesic). The inactive ingredients in Vicks VapoRub include cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil.
Here are some of the surprising, yet amazing uses of Vicks Vapor Rub –Let’s take a look at the list below for a few clever ways that people use Vicks in their everyday lives.

Insect repellent & Treats Mosquito bites:

Mosquitoes are the true menace that annoys all the people, across the globe. There is no place which is 100% free of mosquitoes. Their buzz is annoying and the scratching after they bite you, even more so. So when you find yourself in a place full of mosquitoes, without a proper mosquito repellent, you can use Vicks to repel them. Just apply small dabs of Vicks to your skin and clothes and the smell of the menthol in it will repel the mosquitoes. Even if a mosquito bites you, you can apply Vicks over the bite and then cover it with the band-aid to avoid itching and scratching.

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Minor Muscles and joint pains:  

Vicks VapoRub may also be applied to muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains. All you have to do is take a generous amount of Vicks and apply it on the area where the muscles are hurting and massage the area for a few minutes. The massaging and the ointment both work in tandem to increase the circulation of blood and this helps almost instantly. It is better if this is done right before you go to sleep so that your over-worked muscles get some rest. The next day, you’ll be up and about in the normal way!


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Treat stretch marks : 

Stretch marks especially caused during pregnancy can be treated with 60-100 percent after using it.Because Vicks VapoRub contains a combination of eucalyptus oil, cedar leaf oil, petrolatum, camphor and turpentine oil, these oils combine and make overly stretched skin feel softer, while also reducing that dry appearance that makes stretch marks stand out.  

Clear up ACNE :

It might sound mad, but a little Vicks VapoRub can work miracles in clearing up all sorts of skins.
Apply it to a face riddled with acne as a dot several times a day to soothe it and simultaneously dry it out.
A small amount of the product with help the look and discomfort of these skin conditions, and generally help to clear your skin.

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Headaches:

If you have a sinus headache, inhaling the vapors can help open up your clogged passageways. The mentholated scent helps to release pressure. All you need to do is rub a tiny bit of Vicks under your nose. Another method for a non-sinus headache is to rub a small amount onto your temples. It’s thought to relieve the pressure you can feel from your headache.

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Treat a Toenail Fungus:

Here again, many of the compounds in the Vicks ointment are anti-fungal and can work against funky fungal growth in your nails.Apply Vicks with a cotton swab before going to bed and use socks which help vicks to do its work

I read the following article in the “CR Health” department of the March, 2006 issue of Consumer Reports magazine:
“Applying Vicks VapoRub to fungus-infected toenails can clear up the notoriously hard-to-treat condition. Michigan State University clinicians found that applying the product daily to the infected nail cleared the condition in 32 of 85 patients, though it took anywhere from 5 to 16 months…”
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Reduce Nausea:
Due to the medicinal ingredients, the use of mint aromatically and internally has been a popular go-to for nausea. Some people use Vicks by rubbing a small line under their noses or creating a facial steam to inhale. The minty/menthol scent has been heard to quell queasy tummies.
Relief from Burns:
Minors burns such as burns causing while touching the iron box, steam pot, hot pans can be smoothened by applying Vicks. Camphor and other elements in Vicks have the ability to heal burns and numb the pain they cause.
Healing Bruises :
This is actually one of the uses listed on an old Vicks advertisement from the 1920s. Camphor and menthol contain constituents that aid in circulation, which help bruises to heal faster. Rub a little bit of the ointment onto a bruise to aid in healing.

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Use in Shower bombs:
My son loves shower bombs. These days he is suffering from cold many times so I started mixing vicks in the preparation of shower bombs and give him in the hot water tub. Its helps in reducing the cold while he is having fun with same. Add children favorite color to make it more special
In the coming blog posts, I will show you how to prepare shower bombs at home.

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Keep in mind that the majority of these methods aren’t backed by scientific studies, so proceed with diligence and caution. As with any home remedy, know when to seek medical attention for your particular problem.

Tell us in comments for what uses you mostly use Vicks vaporub.


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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Making your own CHOKERS

CHOKERS ARE BACK IN STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!
Chokers are a huge fashion in 90's and early 2000's. Now they are back with a bang. Anybody can pull off these chokers like a super model. A classic choker is made of lace/velvet/string or any other strip material worn tight around the neck. These chokers will make the neck look longer and gives an elegant, sexy look to the person who wears it.

You don't need to drop a lot of money on these. Just spend an evening in any matching center or lace corner and grab few laces of your choice and yes you can make it :)

Things Needed :

  • Laces of different colors and patterns.
  • Velcro tape
  • A pair of scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric Glue or Fevikwik
Method :
  1. Measure the length around your neck with measuring tape and cut the laces accordingly by keeping an extra inch of the lace. Cut the velcro tape into an inch small pieces.
  2. Take the piece of velcro tape and attach it to the lace by using fabric glue(recommended) or fevikwik. Make sure to attach one piece of the tape on the front side of the lace and another piece on the back side as shown in the below picture. 
  3. Let it dry overnight. Your beautiful piece of the choker is ready to flaunt.
  4. If you want your choker to be extra glamorous, add few charms to it as shown below: 
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  5. You can also stitch the velcro tape to the lace with a sewing machine for making it to stay for longer period of time.
- I have made two basic black & white chokers with crochet lace and a green choker using small saree border lace for a fushion look.


- By using a simple black cord, we can create different styles out of which, two of them are as shown below :
a. simply tie around your neck.

b. rotate around your neck for the layered look.
Adding charms to this cord will add extra glamor.

- Pom-poms are a huge fashion now. So I took this small pom-pom lace in red color to create a bow choker. Tie the bow either front or back side of your neck depending on the hairstyle you have opted or you can simply tie it around your neck and leave those ends loose for an edgy look.


So these are the basic chokers which we can make without any efforts. If you are not lazy like me, then by using your creativity you can create beautiful chokers with the help of charms,pendants etc.


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Monday, 21 November 2016

Personalized gifts : DIY Photo Magnets

Personalized gifts are always special, They express our love and care to our dear ones.We usually spend more money on them. 
Today we are going to make one of the personalized gifts, Photo magnets. These Personalized magnet sets can turn an ordinary refrigerator into a collage of precious memories.

They turn out as good gifts for Birthday, Anniversary, Friendship day, Father’s day, Mother’s day, Christmas and many more. They make any occasion more memorable.

Today we are going to prepare those magnets for almost free ❤♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Hurrayy!!!.
It’s a very simple process with some basic supplies.

Photo Magnets

Follow the super easy steps below to make of your own!

PHOTO MAGNETS SUPPLIES:

·         Cardboard boxes pieces
·         Photo prints
·         Scissors
·         Small magnets or magnet pieces
·         Brush or sponge to apply glue
·         Metal caps of bottles
·         Liquid glue
·         Satin ribbons
·         Pen for tracing
·         Modpodge (optional)


Step One: Take the cardboard piece and trace out the shape of the lid on the cardboard and on your desired photo with a pen . Here I used metal caps of used pickle bottles


Step Two: Cut the trace drawn on the cardboard and photos. Using a scissor or blade to cut them into roundels


Step Three : Apply the glue using a sponge or brush and paste the photo cut on the cardboard cut piece and press it for while.



Step Four: Apply Glue onto the cap and paste the cardboard photo on the back side of cap. Use the following sequence to stick the photo,cardboard and metal cap



Step Five : Dry out them for 10-15 minutes and now attach the magnets to them on front side. I use one side sticker magnets which can be used on any plastic or wooden surface also. You can use normal magnet pieces which are good with metal caps.


Step six : I used satin ribbons to cover the edges so that they look more colorful and bright.



I would like to introduce all a special supply called Modpodge. This is a waterbase sealer,Glue and finish Isolant. Its color is white and has a glue kind of texture.This can be used for many crafts which I will show you in next posts.

Step seven : Apply a thick layer of Modpodge (Gloss version) on the Photo magnet and leave it aside for 1 hour then you can see that it dries out to form a laminated transparent glass like layer which protects the magnet from scratches and gives the perfect finish as that you buy from the store.




In the below picture I applied the Modpodge to the magnets.Its a transparent layer so its not captured in the pics clearly.


This is an optional step which adds up the piece, With out this also the magnets look beautiful.

Christmas is coming!!! Gift one of these to your loved ones. Giving such personally made gifts adds up more love to you Dear ones.

Try out with different shapes and sizes Do post your comments after preparing one for yourself.


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Friday, 18 November 2016

Top 6 uses of Patanjali Aloe Vera gel

     Aloe vera is the one ingredient which helps us in many ways in our daily life. In these busy days,  extracting fresh gel from Aloe vera plant will take few minutes of time and thus many readymade  Aloe vera gels are ruling the markets.
    The one I am going to talk about here is by Patanjali. I am using this Patanjali Aloe vera gel for a couple of months now and I must say, the results are amazing. The best part of this Aloe vera gel is it can be used on any part of the body and it is very affordable.

About the product : This comes in a tube which is very easy to use and also hygienic. Unlike the tub ones, no need to put our hand inside for every use.


Quantity : 150ml
MRP : 80/-

This gel has added color to it and is slightly fragrant. We can use this Aloe vera gel for many purposes but here are the top 6 ways in which I use this aloe vera gel daily.

Before starting please note that I have an oily skin and scalp. So the methods I am explaining here will work well for people having an oily skin and scalp.

For Hair :

1.Heat Protectant : Aloe vera gel acts as a natural heat protectant. Squeeze a small amount of aloe vera gel onto your palm, rub thoroughly and apply to your hair by dividing into portions. Now you can blow dry your hair or use straightening or curling tools on your hair.

2.Leave on conditioner : Aloe vera gel gives your hair a smooth texture and adds shine. After shampooing, while your hair is still damp, apply aloe vera gel by starting from the ends and whatever left on your hands,apply that to your scalp.

3.Overnight mask : You can create an overnight mask using this gel which will help in moisturizing your hair, stops hair fall and stimulates hair growth.  For this you need :
  • Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
  • vitamin E capsules - 2
Add both aloe vera gel and vitamin E capsules in a small bowl, mix it well. Apply this mixture thoroughly to your hair, scalp and massage for 4-5 mins. Leave it overnight and wash your hair with a mild shampoo the next day.

For Face :

1.As Moisturizer : You can simply apply this gel onto your face and massage for few mins. This will act as a moisturizer. This will help you in removing sunburn, tanning and even rashes after waxing. You can use this as a night cream and even as a Primer before applying makeup.

2.Toner : If you don't want to use this gel as a moisturizer, you can prepare toner by using it. For this you will need :
  • Aloe vera gel - 1tbsp
  • Rose water - 4/5 tbsp
  • Spray bottle
 In a spray bottle, mix aloe vera gel and rose water in the above-mentioned quantities and shake well. After cleansing your face, just spray this liquid onto your face and let it dry. Then you can apply any of your favorite moisturizers.

3.Scrub : To prepare scrub, you will need :
  • sugar - 2 tbsp
  • aloe vera gel - 1tbsp
Mix both sugar and gel in the quantities mentioned and massage your face,hands or even legs with this mixture for 2-3 mins and leave it for another 5 mins. Then wash it off with water.

So finally these are the 6 simple and effective methods in which I am using Patanjali Aloe vera gel. I hope that this article will help you.



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    Monday, 14 November 2016

    Our Top Ten face scrubs picks for oily skin & blackheads available in India

    We girls are fond of radiant flawless blemish free skin. Whether normal skin or oily skin during a hot day skin starts leaning towards being oily. Oily skin results in clogged pores due to dead skin cells. This leads to pimples, blackheads and acne. Scrubbing is therefore necessary in order to ensure clearer and smoother skin. Oily skin, when exposed to dust and dirt, tends to attract it. Scrubbing every week is highly recommended as this removes blackheads, whiteheads and sebum. So here are our top 10 picks as the best face scrubs for oily skin and blackheads available in India.


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    St. Ives  Apricot Scrub For Sensitive Skin: Price- Rs 550 for 170 gms:

    St. Ives Apricot Scrub, A delicious scrub that smells of fuzzy apricots & helps reduce breakouts before they even occur.Apricots contain high levels of carotenoids (Vitamin A) and antioxidants to nourish skin

    If you are looking for an effective face scrub for sensitive and oily skin then St Ives Apricot Scrub should be your pick. It contains 100% natural extract and the ground walnut powder is gentle yet effective in exfoliating the skin and reducing blackheads. It also contains 2% Salicylic acid which is great for treating acne without drying out the skin.
                                                     



     Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub: Price- Rs 130 for 100 gms:

     Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub Neem is an antibacterial agent and is highly effective in treating oily as well as acne prone skin. Use this scrub to keep pimples and marks away. This affordable face scrub also protects skin from bacteria causing acne. The Himalaya Face Scrub is infused with neem and apricot which works well against acne and blackheads without drying the skin. This is one of the best affordable face scrubs in India for oily skin.
            
                                                    




     VLCC Indian Berberry Face Scrub: Price- Rs 220 for 80 gms:

     VLCC Berberry Face Scrub If you prefer slightly abrasive face scrubs then this is the perfect option. The VLCC face scrub is perfect for oily skin which removes dead skin and makes the skin glow. It also reduces blackheads and whiteheads on the nose and chin if used regularly. This has to be one of the best and our favorite VLCC products which we highly recommend. Also, Berberry is a great ingredient which prevents the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. 
                                                             


      
    Lotus Herbals Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Skin Whitening Scrub: Price- Rs 195 for 100 gms:

     One of the best drugstore face scrubs for fairness and oily skin, this effectively removes dirt, exfoliates the skin and makes it look brighter. It contains oatmeal which restores the natural moisture of the skin and the presence of yogurt helps lighten the skin. It has a very mild fragrance making it perfect for those with a sensitive nose.

                                                           



    Lakme Clean Up Clear Pores Face Scrub: Price- Rs 190 for 100 gms:

    Best Face Scrub In India For Combination & Oily Skin: Lakme Clean Up Clear Pores Face Scrub The Lakme scrub comprising of green tea extracts, is ideal for oily-acne prone skin. The scrub isn’t too abrasive as it exfoliates the skin gently resulting in smoother, clearer skin. Skin looks rejuvenated with a gentle cooling effect. A small amount of this product is enough to combat dullness and dead skin cells.
                                                  
                                                         



     Everyuth Exfoliating Walnut Scrub: Price- Rs 120 for 100gms:

     Everyuth Naturals Walnut Scrub This affordable face scrub contains walnut particles which gently exfoliates the skin. It leaves your skin feeling smoother and softer with every use. This Everyuth scrub removes blackheads, oil and dirt with ease. Walnuts are great for the skin as they are rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin E. This scrub doesn’t have too many chemicals so it is not harsh on the skin and is perfect for oily-acne prone skin.

                                                              



    Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan Removal Scrub: Price- Rs 199 for 75gms:

    Affordable Face Scrub For Oily Skin: Biotique Papaya Scrub This scrub is thick and creamy in texture leaving the skin clean, free of blackheads and dirt. It also claims to reduce acne marks and is great at reducing sun tan. The scrub contains Papain which is an exfoliating agent and restores the glow of your skin by removing dead skin cells.

                                                               



    Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub: Price-Rs240 for 100gms:

     Neutrogena Deep Clean Backhead Eliminating Daily Scrub Here is an effective scrub true to its cost. It prevents and treats acne within no time. The Neutrogena scrub eliminates blackheads and whiteheads due to its cutting edge MicroClear technology. It works from deep within the skin to prevent clogging of pores and nips acne causing sebaceous glands at the bud. One of the top face scrubs in India for blackheads.

                                                           


    Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub: Price- Rs 110 for 80 gms:

    Oily skin has a tendency for blackhead and whitehead formation which thereby leads to acne. Hence, a good blackhead removing scrub is essential to be included in your skincare regimen. Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub is a great option. It contains very fine tiny salt like crystals which exfoliate and scrub the skin well. It claims to reduce blackheads within 3 days and is mild enough to be used daily. This one of my favorite ones.


                                                               


      
    The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub: Price- Rs 895 for 100 gms:

     The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub The presence of tea tree in this scrub makes it ideal for fighting against acne and pimples. The TBS scrub gently exfoliates the dead skin layer and unclogs pores. Tea tree oil is as effective as benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne. But unlike benzoyl peroxide there are no negative side effects such as reddening or peeling of skin. The tea tree scrub is also very effective at reducing sebum and highly recommended for oily and acne prone skin.

                                                                    


    These are the face scrubs available in India for affordable price with great efficiency   

    Please let us know in comments which is going be your favorite choice



    Tips for using scrubs:
    • Gently apply scrub onto your face  using your  fingers in circular motion for one min
    • Moisturize your skin with your regular moisturizer after scrubbing and cleaning the face.
    • Dont use scrub only more than twice a week.
    • Oily and Acne-prone skin people should stay away from rough physical scrubs which can contribute to breakouts.
    • You can scrub either morning or night but if you are using treatments at night like retinol, you may need to exfoliate before bed, as your skin will be more receptive once dead surface cells have been removed.

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    Friday, 11 November 2016

    Kimono styling in different ways

         Kimono is the most basic term of traditional Japanese dress. This means "thing to wear". But these Kimono jackets or cardigans are nothing like a Japanese kimono. These are just amazing. They come in all sort of beautiful patterns and they can be worn with absolutely everything.

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    Kimonos are all-season pieces. They come in different shapes and length. Unlike other types of jackets, you can use these even in summers as they are very light and airy. These can be perfect for those who just want something on their shoulders.

    Here are the few ways in which you can wear a kimono jacket and flaunt them stylishly.

    1. The perfect summer look : For the perfect summer look, grab your shorts or skirts and comfy t-shirts and wear a kimono on them to finish off the look. You are summer ready now.

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    2. With tight fitted dress : A tight fitted dress can be paired up with a kimono to add the extra color to your outfit.

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    3. All white look : You can make your all white look more trendy by adding a colorful kimono to it. 

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    4. With Crop Tops : For those girls who are not comfortable with crop tops, kimono is a blessing for you. Wear a kimono on your crop top and pair them up shorts or culottes or any bottom of your choice, you will feel more comfortable now.

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    Source : Google Images

    5. Jeans and tank top look : This will be our favourite and one of the laziest outfits we can create. On a very lazy day just grab your jeans, tank top and layer them with a kimono. Tadaa!!! You are way more stylish now.

    Source : Google Images

    Source : Google Images

    6. Plus size : Why should skinny girls have all the fun?? Even plus sized beauties can wear kimonos and make their appearance extra comfy and stylish.

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    7. Same kimono 4 ways : Always thought how to wear the same kimono to create different styles?? So this is for you. Just own a Kimono of your choice and flaunt them effortlessly in any outfit.

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    A final word : Just be confident and add a smile to your face. This will add more glamor to any outfit.


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