Monthly Archives: March 2013

Six Essential Bridal Makeup Tips!

Before doing Bridal makeup you need to learn the most important things regarding to bridal makeup for the best result so that bridal look Best In wedding Photos.

Bridal makeup products should contain various primers, waterproof mascara and eyeliner along with false eyelashes and creamy eye shadow.

  1. Apply Creamy foundation before powdering, and then you need to apply creamy eye shadow instead of dry shadows.
  2. Solidify blush/gel blush will give your makeup more excellence as contrast to powder you needs to apply powder after the gel blush.
  3. For best photo, shoot use makeup foundation with yellow pigment. Create even texture, and color paying special attention to the cheekbones and area under the nose.
  4. Stock up with matte tissues and lipsticks to refresh your makeup during your entire wedding ceremony.
  5. Never apply highlighter on your whole face only need to apply on brow bone and cheek bone, in case of whole face your face reflect more light and it result more light struck face appearance.
  6. If you have dark circle under your eyes and any kind of skin marks then apply concealer to hide these marks but need not to apply it on the upper eyelid in arrange eye shadow not to itch down.

So let’s apply such a useful Bridal make up tips and feels the beauty. Karachifoods has wide range of Beauty tips and totkay from the desk of experts.

Rose Water Skin Beauty Treatment!

There are Generations of women who used rose water as part of their skin care regime. Rose water and rose oil are one of the oldest skin care and grooming products. It’s also used to take baths as a treat mild skin conditions. Rose water is also found in many cosmetic products these days.
Here are some benefits of Rose Water that how it works wonders for you:
1. Rose oil has anti-inflammatory properties; using rose water can help in reducing the redness from irritated or over-heated skin.

2. It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and accumulated dirt in blocked pores. Thus preventing acne and pimples.

3. It has astringent like properties, which is why it is used after facials and clean ups to close open pores. Applying rose water after steaming tightens capillaries reduces redness and blotchiness.

4. The aroma of roses is said to be a powerful mood enhancer. It rids you of feelings of anxiety and promotes emotional wellbeing, thereby making you look relaxed. Since it is de-stressing, it helps you sleep better which means you will wake up feeling fresh.

5. The best and easiest way to use it that applies it at night. It helps clear all impurities that your face has collected through the day.

9 Ways for Caring Your Contact Lenses & Your Eyes!

Glasses changed looked, they made your eyes look awfully large especially if you had a higher number, No matter how bad you were in studies! But everything changed when contact lenses were introduced; you had proper vision and still looked good! These lenses were not only used for corrective purposes but for also use for style as well. Now with colored lenses you can changed your look by changing your eye color.

But did you know that you can get eye infection if you don’t take care of your lenses well? There will also be many other eye complications that can result from improper caring for the contact lenses.

You should know this. Here are some common complaints after using lenses:

  • Many lens users experience eye irritation after using the lens as they blink less often thus drying the eyes out, you need to use lubricating eye drops to stop this.
  • Some of the users also experience eye allergy caused due to the chemicals in the disinfecting solution, you need to switch your solution upon the advice of your optician to take care of it.

Types of lens:

Soft lenses: These as the name suggests are softer and more flexible, these take the Types of Contact lensesshape of your eyes hence they are more comfortable to wear. These are excellent for those with active lifestyle or for those who indulge in sports. These are of three types-

1 – Soft single wear- You are made for one day use only and you need to discard them after use. These don’t need  to disinfect these with multipurpose solutions.

2- Daily wear lenses- These are made to last a month and are slightly stiffer than the extended wear lenses. You need to remove them every night and sanitize them before wearing them again in the morning.

3- Extended wear lenses- These lenses are made for extended use as they allow oxygen to reach the eye and can be worn for 7 days at a stretch. However doctors recommend removing the lenses at night to avoid infection.

Glass permeable lenses: These allow oxygen to reach the cornea hence reduces the infections however they are stiffer hence not as flexible as soft lenses. Glass permeable lenses are also easy to care for and last longer.

Hybrid contact lenses: These have a glass permeable centre and soft lenses on the surrounding area, thus bringing the benefits of both.

How you should Take care Contact Lenses

How you should Take care Contact LensesCarefully remove your lenses and clean them with the multipurpose solution recommended by your optician or ophthalmologist.

  1. All lens come with a recommended duration of use, if you try to extend the term it can have severed harmful effects on the eye.
  2. It is generally recommended that you don’t sleep with your lens because the eyes are deprived of oxygen and it even increases the risk of infection by 4 times. Thus it is recommended to take off your lens before sleeping.
  3. Once you have kept your lens in the solution, it needs to be discarded to avoid contamination. Also do not use a solution which is discolored or use it after the expiry date.
  4. If you experience red eyes, swelling, tears, remove the lens and observe for signs of damage or tear to the lens. If you do notice any tear, you have to discard the lens. If there isn’t any visible sign of damage, keep the lens in the multipurpose solution for some time and wear them again, if you still experience discomfort, remove the lenses and contact your eye doctor. Don’t continue to wear the lenses if you feel any discomfort.
  5. Clean and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them. Clean your hands when you are removing the lenses and do not use your nails to pick the lens.
  6. When applying make-up, apply it after you have worn the lenses. Also do not wear make-up on the inner margins of the eyelid where it comes in contact with your lens.
  7. Do not choose for decorative colored lenses as they are not tested or approved and can cause damage to your eye.
  8. Go for regular eye check-ups and have a schedule for discarding lenses so that you don’t overuse them.

So let’s see the world clearly by proper caring of your lenses.

Top 8 Health Benefits of Lemon in Water!

 Benefits of Lemon

In Pakistan tea & coffee is regularly consumed at breakfast, lunch and during mid-afternoon. However water is the most important drink and normally peoples drink less than a liter of water per day and if you are in an air conditioned office, the quantity of water consumed in much less. And not to forget the fact that many find water a really boring drink. But drinking water is very much important for a healthy living life. So you can add a slice of lemon or squeeze a lime in water besides tasting good, there is several health benefits of having natural lime water as lemon in water. These are the top 10 advantages of having lemon in water.

Good for Skin care
Several cosmetic products promise glowing and healthy skin, but it comes at a cost. Try lime water for healthy and glowing skin. Besides, benefiting the skin, water and lime juice reduces aging, blackheads and wrinkles. Lime water is also a cooling agent, best way to beat the Indian heat.

Stomach health
Digestive problems are the most common ailments but warm water and lime juice is the solution to most digestive problems. Lemon juice helps to purify the blood, reduces your chances of indigestion, constipation, eliminates toxins from the body, adds digestion and reduces phlegm.

Cleanse the blood
We consume a lot of junk food or food with a lot of preservatives and artificial flavours. This builds up a lot of toxins in the blood and body but daily consumption of lime water helps to purify the blood.

Oral health
Lime water aids oral health is several ways:

- Reduces bad breath

- Stops bleeding gums

- Reduces toothache

High blood pressure
Lime contains potassium which controls high blood pressure and reduces the effect of nausea and dizziness.

Mental health
Lemon water can also prep up your mood and relieve you from depression and stress.

Anti – Aging
Lemon water or nimbu paani reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant.

Infections
Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property. If salt water does not work for you, try lime and water for gargling.

So use the lemon water & live a healthy active life.

6 Fruits for Glowing Skin!

It is well known fact that fruits are the best medicine to make skin glow. It is also known that a cup of fruit juice a day is sure to guarantee a clear complexion.

Fruits are not only help for Clear complexion but also good for Skin rejuvenation, Natural hydration; Improvement of Skin texture and making the skin appear youthful and glowing. Fruits are safe with no side effects and are cost-effective at the same time.

Here are a few fruits and their properties, choose what suits you best!

 

Banana: This is one fruit that’s abundantly available in all through the year. We know it’s a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The effect of banana on skin can’t be ignored. Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E and hence work as an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders for your skin.

Lemon: Lemon juice is an important ingredient in most Indian & Pakistani recipes. This is also a fruit of all seasons and almost always finds place on your kitchen shelf or refrigerator. With its vitamin C content, its juice will keep your skin beautiful. A glass of warm water with a tsp of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning is a great skin cleanser. With its astringent properties, it can be used to lighten the skin tone and also diminish acne scars. Rub the inside of a lemon peel on your elbow remove dark spots. Mix lemon and honey and use it as natural bleach on your skin.

Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away is clichéd, but its health benefits are undisputable. Apple’s antioxidant property prevents cell and tissue damage. Studies by nutritionists have shown that apples contain abundant amounts of nutrition that help keep the skin young. Applying a mixture of mashed apple, honey, rose water and oatmeal can act as a great exfoliating mask on your skin.

Orange: Rich in vitamin C that improves skin texture. Like apple, orange too contains collagen that slows skin aging process. Rub the insides of orange on your skin to tighten the skin. Oranges can be dried and powdered and used as a natural scrub. Like lemon, oranges too help clear skin blemishes.

 

Papaya: The benefits of this fruit on skin have perhaps been talked about since the time of our ancestors. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities. A glass of papaya milk or just applying the flesh of papaya on your skin can do wonders to your skin.

 

Mango: Rightly called the king of fruits for not just its taste but also for health benefits. The soft pulpy fruit has an amazing effect on skin too. Rich in vitamin-A and rich antioxidants, it fights against skin aging, regenerates skin cells and restores the elasticity of skin.

6 Ways to Build Self-Confidence in Children!

Children feel reluctant to give the answer in the class or playing football with a group of friends, they need to be confident. Due to the lack of confidence it is very difficult to a child for expressing himself and their talent and intelligence get hidden behind the unwanted veil of under confidence

Developing confidence in children is very important for an overall development of the child as confidence gives them the strength to face the world in a positive way.

Here we are with some simple & important things that raise the confidence of kids.

 Begin early:
Building self confidence needs to begin very early. When toddlers learn to walk, attempt to brush their teeth, or eat on their own. They get a sense of being capable and it is important for parents to tap this fuel of confidence. With every new skill and milestone, kids develop the ‘I can do it’ confidence.

 Offer Opportunities:
Parents should help the kids in building their confidence by giving them lots of opportunities to practice and master their skills. They must have to remember that children will make mistakes for doing any new thing before, during or after but it is essential to offer them opportunities and good instructions to keep them motivated.

When the child faces other important challenges in his life, he will have a positive and confident approach as he accepts the facts that he has already been successful in other areas.

E.g If your son wants to learn, how to make a jam sandwich, the parents role would be to demonstrate and set the ingredients right. Let him give it at try.

But be remembering that making a jam sandwich may not seem like a big achievement but it is an important step which would go a long way to increase his confidence.

 Praise
It is important for parents to be there, to boosts their spirits so that they keep trying. React with excitement and interest and reward them with praise when they make an effort at a new skill or achieve their goal. Do not criticize them for his lacks.

E.g. you have made good sandwich today except it that either its yummy or not.

Show your Trust:
It is important to build trust between you and your child from their early toddlerhood days. You can build confidence in your kids by inviting them to take risks, try new things, and make mistakes with your positive support. Trust is important to keep the children in a shell of comfort and at the same time assist him discover his own path and confidence to lead an independent life.

 Avoid comparison
It is important that parents never compare children to their friends or relatives but themselves. Parents are often tempted to use examples of other children as role models but this is actually discouraging for the kids. Respect their individuality.

E.g. Rohit does his home work on his own but you always need help to complete your work. Such comparison may cause of demotivation in the child and decreases his confidence and self belief.

 Show them that you love unconditionally
Lastly, but most importantly show them your love unconditionally. Parents should hug them, and tell them that you love them; it will help to build their self confidence. A hug conveys a message to the child that you love them the way they are and are always present to guide them and help them become better persons.

 

So start these procedures from the early childhood days for developing confidence in your children and realized them your sacrifices for developing his/her personality.

Top 7 Heartburn Friendly Party Snacks!

Heartburn happens when acid from the stomach moves backwards from the stomach & up into the esophagus.

One of the biggest heartburn causes is overeating. Especially in any function or celebrations where big meals are available around you that causes of big trouble. The solution is that Eat small meals and snack in between due to this you won’t get too hungry, and will less likely overeat.

Avoid common heartburn trigger foods that weaken the lower esophageal sphincter muscle, such as:

• Fried or fatty foods
• Chocolate
• Garlic and onions
• Citrus and tomato
• Chili peppers and other spices

Beverages such as coffee, tea and cola drinks, alcoholic beverages, citrus and tomato juice. Instead, choose plain tap water, which dilutes acid in the stomach and helps remove any acid coating the esophagus.

Crispy Edamame: Try these crispy, cheese top soya bean seeds coated with Parmesan cheese and salt.
Potato latkes with Apple Sauce: golden brown shredded potatoes pancakes toasted on skillet taste scrumptious with apple sauce. Apple is a fruit with less chance of causing heartburn.

Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce with Pasta: Use fettuccine pasta, combine it with evaporated skimmed milk, grated nonfat Parmesan cheese and ground white pepper. Garnish with scallions and parsley.

Pretzel: Look for a larger sized pretzel option with whole wheat flour as the first ingredient and about three grams of fiber per ounce. The added fiber will help make a 1-ounce serving more satisfying.

Watermelon and Ginger Granite bars: Try these frozen watermelon pieces. Cook and cool honey, clove, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and lemon zest in a cup of water and boil. Freeze for at least 3 hrs and serve.

Orange Almonds: Egg white and nuts make Holiday Orange Almonds a simple, nutritious snack recipe to savor. Combine almonds and egg white, add powdered sugar and orange rinds. Bake at 250 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until coating is dry and almonds are crisp; stir almonds occasionally.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips: Sweet potato recipes are healthier for acid reflux suffers. Learn to cook a sweet potato like a regular potato, only with tastier results.

Shrimp Potstickers with ginger-lemon sauce: These pot stickers can be refrigerated or frozen until you are ready to use them. Combine shrimp, egg white, chili oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Puree into a smooth paste. Transfer to a medium bowl, add chopped cilantro, carrot, cabbage, ginger, scallions, shallots, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Fill them in wonton wraps and cook on skillet with oil and water. Once cooked serve immediately with sauce.

Foods to Look Out For In Acid Reflux Diet
• Bread (multi-grain or white)
• Bran, oatmeal
• Corn bread, graham crackers, pretzels
• Rice (brown or white), rice cakes
• Jelly Beans
• Baked and fat free cookies
• Fat free cheese or fat free cream
• Skinless chicken breast, egg white, fish, steak, extra lean ground beef
• Green peas and beans
• Potato, broccoli, carrots
• Apple, bananas and melons
• Celery, cabbage, fennel
• Water, mineral water
• Decaffeinated tea
• Non-citrus juices or non-fat or low fat milk
• Low fat salad

So let’s try these heart burn foods recipes without compromising in taste so that you got the pleasure of delicious heartburn-free food this holiday season.

How to avoid 5 Most Common Teeth Problems!

How to avoid 5 Most Common Teeth Problems!Are you feeling that you have bad mouth odor?  Are you worried about tooth decay? Do you experience gum bleeds when you brush your teeth? And others
Then don’t worry Here we are with the solution that will help you for avoiding such these types of problem:

Oral cavity is the clearest part of a person so everyone from a common man to a media personality is very conscious about it. An attractive person is incomplete without their white, well- aligned teeth.

Be careful our little ignorance may lead to many dental diseases and teeth loss. Out of which ‘5’ dental problems are very common.

According to surveys and common questioning, there are 5 major and very common dental problems that faced every next person from a house keeper to celebrity and very much wants to get rid of. These problems are:

1: Halitosis (bad breath)
2: Tooth Decay
3: Mouth Soreness
4: Gum Diseases
5: Tooth Sensitivity

Wait don’t panic, your little care can not only prevent all such problems but will also give you an everlasting young beautiful smile.

Let’s see how you can overcome these problems.

PREVENT HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH):
Bad breath (also known as halitosis or malodor) can be cause of embarrassment during discussion with people around you. According to a few people bad breath can damage relationships, funny but true. There are simple easy ways to stop and cure bad breath.

• While brushing your teeth clean your tongue and hard palate as well with the same tooth brush but softly. There are many bacterial colonies on your tongue which is the major cause of halitosis. Also use same brush to brush your buccal (cheek) side. But brush them softly.
• Use mouth wash.
• Eat those foods which smell good – because they make your breath smell good. Take fruits high in vitamin C, for example. Melons, berries and citrus fruits such as oranges are packed with vitamin C.
• skip cigarettes

PREVENTING TOOTH DECAY:
Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth. We can prevent it by few simple ways.

• Brush your teeth at least twice a day
• Use fluoride-containing toothpaste.
• Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdentally cleaners.
• Eat nutritious food and avoid snacks and junks.
• Visit your dentist once in a month or once in two months at-least.

PREVENT MOUTH SORENESS:
Mouth Sores (Oral lesions) make it painful to eat and talk. Most common oral lesions are fever blisters (cold sores) and canker sores, other types of oral lesions are leukoplakia, candidosis, hairy tongue, torus palatines and oral cancer. We can prevent oral soreness by simple measures.

• Stop smoking
• Avoid stressful situations
• Eat food carefully and slowly
• You can use a cool mouth wash.
• Take good care of oral hygiene
• Avoid self medication
• Drink plenty of water
• Consult dentist/physician and use vitamin B complex and folic acid supplements, they help.
• Avoid eating hot, spicy food and carbonated drinks or beverages.

PREVENT GUM DISEASES:
If you are told that you suffer from periodontal (gum) disease then don’t panic because you’re not alone. You can prevent this tense condition by simple care.

• Quit one of the most important factors ‘smoking’.
• Brush your teeth twice a day
• Use an antiseptic mouthwash, one with anti-plaque.
• Fluoride treatment has helped to account for the decline in periodontal disease.

TOOTH SENSITIVITY:
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most commonly occurring problems in both children and adults. You can avoid this pain which often gives you problem in eating. By following our simple care tips you may avoid it.

• Use the salt water remedy
• Brush your teeth properly but SOFTLY.
• Adapt a hobby to reduce stress which leads you to crush your teeth.
• You can use numbing gel on an affected area.
• Visit your dentist once in a month or once in two months at-least.

Teeth is part of a human body which is once lost is lost forever. A beautiful person needs beautiful teeth. Prevention is better than cure, dental problems may occur but only when we don’t care much, so take care of that beautiful smile and keep on showing off your shining whites teeth.

Homemade Special Fairness Cream!

Neem Beauty CreamAs we all of us know that Neem is a most benefited tree and especially the neem leaves that are used for its medicinal properties. Also Neem leaves in the form of paste can be directly applied to skin. You can use the neem leaves to make homemade beauty remedies.

This cream or paste of Neem leaves does not only give you fair color but it also good for pimples, premature wrinkles, reduce darkness of armpits, elbows and neckline, beneficial for acne marks and get rid of darkness of lips.

Here we share with you a fairness recipe by using Neem paste which is specially derived by Dr. Khuram who is very famous dermatologist in Pakistan.

Ingredients:

  • Dry neem leaves – 2 cups
  • Rose petals – handfulNeem Beauty Treatment
  • Strawberries – 5
  • Sugar cane extract – 1 glass
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Fresh milk cream or lactic acid – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
  • Honey – ¼ cup
  • Rose water – as required
  • Hydroquinone cream 2% – 10gm
  • Glycerin – as required

Method:
Take a pan; add neem leaves and rose water bring to boil until leaves soften. Then add boiled leaves in blender, rose petals, strawberries, sugar cane extract, ghee, fresh cream or lactic acid, turmeric powder, honey and hydroquinone cream and blend well. Put in clean jar and keep refrigerated. Mix small quantity of cream and 1 tsp of glycerin,

How to Use:
Apply every day with brush on affected area and leave for 40 minutes, then rinse. Over 15 years old person can use.

10 Easy Salad Recipes!

10 Easy Salad RecipesThis is already accepted by world that salads are a great source of important nutrients our body needs every day. Salads tossed with fruits and raw veggies are delicious and the high content of fiber. Being rich in fiber, salad helps in digestion and prevents constipation. It can help in keeping the cholesterol level low and is a source of antioxidants (free radicals in our blood that protects our body from possible diseases) in the blood. Salads keep your heart healthy, helps you in staying fit and young by preventing the signs of early aging, they have cancer fighting qualities  as well.

Here you may get 10 easy salad recipes that are good for your health as well which are as follow.

1. Herb Sala
Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper in a bowl. Then toss in 10 Easy Salad Recipeslettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beans and apples until coated well. You can add more vegetables and fruits to satisfy your taste.

2. Thai Salad
Marinate chicken in fish sauce, chili paste and lime and cook. Combine cucumbers and tomatoes in mustard and white vinegar. Lastly add cooked chicken and fresh lettuce leaves if you wish.

3. Chicken Berry Salad
Mix Salad dressing (honey and mustard) with some vinegar and orange juice. Sprinkle olive oil and keep the mixture aside. Now in a bowl, mix green lettuce and grilled chicken pieces with all kinds of berries available. Pour the dressing prepared before and coat well. This salad is served chill.

4. Mix Salad
Chop onion, cucumber, cabbage and dice tomatoes and carrots. Mix them with kidney beans and pomegranate. Just before you serve add some salt, black pepper as required and a pinch of sugar to enhance the taste.

5. Spaghetti Salad
Boil 1 pound spaghetti and put it aside. Now mix 1 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese, sesame seeds 1 tbsp. garlic powder half tsp. salt and pepper according to your taste in the salad dressing and whisk well. Add cucumber and onion in the mixture and pour it over the spaghetti that was boiled earlier. Toss gently and garnish with diced tomatoes before serving.

6. Fruity jelly Kids Salad
This salad is an interesting and easy way to give your kids a portion of fruits in their diet. It is not just full of colors but tastes great too. The three easy steps to prepare the fruity jelly are:

Step 1: In a sauce pan add fruit juices of your own choice (pineapple, orange and apple) and dissolve jelly in the boiling fruit juices. Set it aside in a dish to cool.

Step 2: Now add fruity pineapple chunks, oranges, bananas and any other seasonal fruit your kids like in the well set jelly and whip it together. Put it in the refrigerator to set.

Step 3: Top it with some whipped cream and colorful marshmallows to make it more tempting and serve cold.

7. Russian Salad
Boil vegetables (peas, carrots, potatoes) and mix them with fruits (Pineapple and apple). Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar according to your taste and mix well. Now add whipped cream and mayonnaise. Refrigerate before serving!

8. Oriental Salad
For oriental salad you need shredded red cabbage, finely shredded cabbage, toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. In a bowl add artificial sweetener pepper with sesame oil or olive oil and toss salad leaves, cabbage, onions and seeds. Toss well, cover with a cling and allow chilling. Mix dressing ingredients and before serving leave it aside for a few minutes to add flavors.

9. Holiday Salad
Mix chicken (cooked and diced) with pineapple chunks, peanuts, celery, onions and green pepper. Take another bowl and combine mayonnaise with lime juice and salt. Pour the chicken mixture in the bowl and mix well. Keep it in the refrigerator for some time. On a serving plate make a lettuce bed and serve the salad on it.

10. Bean Salad
This is a fiber rich salad with red beans, green beans, black beans all cooked in advance and mixed with sliced onions, green onions, green peppers, celery, vegetable oil, honey, lemon juice, oregano and parsley. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve it chill.