Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to wear Pashmina Shawl


Winter is gearing up in Nepal and thus it was my inner urge to come back to this overwhelming blogging world with a post related to winter season. There are many winter staples, but when I checked into my wardrobe today morning, what i found is Pashmina Shawl which compelled me to make a post about it. I have some Pashmina Shawl and Scarves (not a Collection though); all made in Nepal

Pashmina : A Noted Regal Choice

Nepalese Pashmina is popular worldwide for the weave of the material, quality of the edging and versatility it offers. A Pashmina can transform a simple dress and even a saree into a Head Turner one. Not to mention, a well worn Pashmina always gives a regal look.

Late Queen Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Shah used to wear Pashmina with saree in her formal outings.


Queen Elizabeth in her embellished Pashmina Shawl

Queen Sophia of Spain in her Pashmina as a Wrap

Duchess of Cambridge Katherine Middleton in Pashmina

Mrs. Brown in Pashmina with a Dress

celebrities using Pashmina Shawl in casual wear

Cameron Diaz in Pashmina with Summer dress



How to wear Pashmina Shawl



I don't think anyone can escape from the charm and elegance of the Pashmina. This post is all about How to wear a Pashmina Shawl. And it doesn't have to be complicated. Half the elegance of a Pashmina shawl is its simplicity – the drape of the fabric and the feel of pure cashmere scarf against your skin. With the right Pashmina scarf all you have to do is let it’s natural beauty shine through.

There are several ways to wear a Pashmina so you can choose a style to suit any mood or venue, from simple looks you can throw on as you’re heading out of the house to spice up a casual pair of jeans and a t-shirt, to more flamboyant styles that you can wear with an evening dress for any special occasion.







 Powder Blue is looking gorgeous in her style of wearing Pashmina

Happy Living and make sure your acts won't hurt others as well. Thankx for stopping by.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Will be back in some days

I am on 


Will be back after this festive season. So I wish you all a very healthy life and prosperity ahead ! Remember, celebrations are forever, it's up to us how we celebrate each and every day of our life. take care and i'll be back soon.


 HAPPY DASHAIN 
to you and your family



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Common Hair Care Myths Busted !!

I've realized I've been succumbed to wrong treatment for my precious but not so lovely hair. And what I've realized need to be shared as well because there are many of us who still are following common myths while treating with hair. Be prepare for the upcoming shock !! (I was quite shocked)


Myth 1: Frequent trims make hair grow faster.


Truth: "Hair grows a half-inch per month, whether you cut it or not," says John Barrett, owner of the John Barrett Salon in New York City. Hair may grow slightly faster in the summer, but that has nothing to do with the stylist's scissors and everything to do with hormones, which do speed growth a little. One thing a trim will do: Eliminate split ends, making hair look better.


Myth: Stress can make your hair fall out.


Truth: Although your hair is falling out all the time, to the tune of 50 to 120 strands per day, it's possible that you may lose a few more strands when you're "catastrophically" stressed, meaning you have had a major life change such as a divorce, lost job, or surgery, says Gerome Litt, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. "Other culprits are pregnancy or antibiotics. After a few weeks, it will almost certainly grow back."


Myth: Switching shampoos can make hair look 

healthier.


Truth: It may seem so, but experts scoff. "Hair can't tell the difference between brands or build up tolerance to any product," says London-based hair and scalp expert Philip Kingsley. "Your favorite shampoo will work the same every time you lather up, week after week, month after month." If you have very oily hair or favor a particularly sticky styling product that contains wax, it does pay to use a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks to wash away residue. 


Myth: If you pluck out one gray hair, two or three will sprout in its place.



Truth: While this isn't true, plucking out those gray strands is a bad habit. You can damage the roots, causing infection or leaving a scar.



Myth: You can't make flat, fine hair look full of body.


Truth: Five minutes with a set of large hot rollers will add life to straight hair.


Myth: To get really clean hair, you must "lather, rinse, and repeat."


Truth: One thorough washing will do the trick.

Myth: Rinsing with ice-cold water after a 

shampoo will give you shinier hair.


Truth: It might wake you up, but a dousing of cold water will have no effect on the shininess of your tresses.

Myth: Coloring your hair causes major damage.


Truth: Products today — both at home and in the salon — are gentle enough not to weaken hair. In fact, some contain extra conditioners that may leave hair more manageable than before. Although it's not necessary, "it can't hurt to consult a professional stylist the first time you do anything permanent to your hair or scalp," hair expert Kingsley counsels.


Myth: You can mend split ends with the right products.


Truth: Once they're split, that's it. The only thing you can do then is cut them off. Celebrity stylist Jimmy Paul suggests making split ends less noticeable by applying a product containing silicone or beeswax. It will temporarily seal ends together, making hair softer and more manageable. 

Myth: You should brush your hair 100 strokes every day.


Truth: "Brush it only to style it, because brushing pulls hairs out of their follicles and possibly weakens individual strands," says hair expert Kingsley.
What do you think of these myths ? Do they apply to your hair care routine as well ? Take care and have a cheerful day ahead.



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Friday, October 12, 2012

Pregnancy Diary : 1st Month of Pregnancy

I was wondering since the beginning of this blog whether to include my Pregnancy experience or not. May be it's way too personal to share! But after dwelling over my thoughts for almost 3 months, I've decided why not to share those series of personal experience that can be useful to many. While every pregnancy is different and can't be compared to any specific one, I think sharing what I've experienced is not bad idea at all.  As far as my case is concerned, I was continuously searching every blog and sites related to pregnancies and childbirth in those days which is the compelling factor why I've decided to share my experiences.

Here, I will be posting the experiences and information Month wise instead of Week-by-week Pregnancy Guide. And yes, I don't claim any of the medicines and effects if i mention in any of my post related to pregnancies and these will be my personal views and experiences only. While the information i share may apply to majority of women, still i will request all the readers to contact Doctor and Health practitioner immediately if something unpleasant occurs.

So, here we go. 

The very 1st month of pregnancy

Your Baby:

You may be wondering how all of this large miracle activity is beginning right there inside you, but have no fear, although there is much going on, your little bundle of joy is only the size of a poppy seed at present, so there is still a whole lot to see with the naked eye from the outside.

You:


  • After 1 month of pregnancy, depending of the length of your cycle, you may very well receive a positive result in a pregnancy test now. the other hand, if your embryo implanted late, it may take a few more days or even a week before you HCG levels have risen enough to make the test come out positive.
  • If your pregnancy test has come back positive then you will want to make an appointment with your medical practitioner as soon as possible. Typically, your first prenatal appointment will happen around 8 weeks of pregnancy unless you have experienced previous problems with pregnancies or in a high-risk category.
  • During your first visit is a good time to go over any medications that you currently take, or may take occasionally since there can be many over the counter medications that are not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers.
  • Some women will experience slight cramping and even spotting of blood during this week and can mistake these early pregnancy symptoms for the beginning of their monthly period.
  • It is also said that mothers of multiples will have a tendency to have stronger symptoms due to their bodies working overtime on producing hormones essential for the development of the new little ones. Extreme nausea, fatigue and even breast soreness are hard to ignore for those who are carrying more than one embryo during this time.
  • Sleep is crucial for expecting mothers no matter what age or where they are in their gestation period. 
  • Be sure to not only get all the vitamins and nutrients needed for your developing baby, but also get enough rest as your body is working extremely hard to prepare the groundwork for your little one who will rely on you for all of its needs in the coming months. Remember !! Folic Acid given by Doctor is very IMPORTANT throughout your pregnancy!!
  • Learn to Relax and let go of fear and Anxiety. If there is so, talk to your MOM or whom you are close to. Believe me, It works like nothing else.
So, see you with next post . Relax and enjoy your day. :-)

Friday, October 5, 2012

LOVELY BRIGHT DECOR !!


I love colors and brightness. It feels my heart with joy. I like colorful outfits that enhance one’s overall look. Yes, there are some dark shades that are as evergreen as the Holy White. But I admit I am partial towards the bright ones. Color of Happiness, Color that Enlightens. Place a smallest part of wardrobe or even room, it will give instant boost to the overall personality. 

So, I have found some pics in the web that are impressive and innovative through the splash of colors. These are beautiful and I am refreshed just looking at these pictures. I think I should stop here and let the pictures do all the talking. Get some ideas!! D├ęcor Wise ………… 



Colorful Fabrics can make a room look enlightening sans expensive Decor.





Have some home accessories with bright colors, it will spark up simple colors of the room.










We can even mix up these pretty bright home accessries with very neutral room or wall.








Make a cosy corner with bright furniture and let it make instant impression.















Make room for a bright wall in your house and no need for elaborate furnitures.







If you are among them who don't like very bright whaen it is with Home Decor, then pop out those carpets, rugs and even cutlery sets which can give bright appeal in the room. It'll do all the talking and lift your mood.







It's all about combination of all the colors we use in the house. Bright colors can be used everywhere and it won't look bad. See the pic below. 






Outdoor area culminates with bright decor so easily because of the greenery around.



Days are colorful and bright these days and so is the state of mind. Hope coming days bring more reasons to rejoice and embrace the joy as the festivals are around the corner. Me says : Relax and let the heart fill with all those positive vibes. 

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