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Unique Beauty Tips

Everyone in this modern age wants to look smart and beautiful. Especially the ladies are more conscious about their beauty so they seek for different and unique tips to enhance their beauty. To make it easy for beauty conscious women, I have some unique tips and ideas that sound strange and bizarre but are of great importance and value. If you are really willing to try something unique, then follow these tips to have a beautiful look.

Use of Garlic to Strengthen Nails

Women are fond of having long and shiny nails but most of them have weak nails that break easily. For such nails, garlic proves very beneficial. The method of applying garlic is quite easy and somewhat interesting. Take your nail polish and add a tablespoon of minced or crushed garlic in it. Let the mixture stay for one week and after that apply on your nails. Garlic is very useful for strengthening the nails and prevents them from breaking or peeling. When you will trey this tips, you will find a prominent difference in your nails.

Use of Toothpaste to Remove Blemishes

Most of us know that the only use of the toothpaste is to clean our teeth but interestingly it can be used for the treatment of blemishes. The toothpaste affects in the same way as clay mask works. Toothpaste makes the skin dry by absorbing the excessive oil helping the blemishes dry out. Now let’s move towards the method of applying toothpaste on blemishes.

Take a drop of toothpaste and apply it on the blemish. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Another option is to apply the toothpaste and let it stay on the blemishes over night. But remember to use white toothpaste instead of gels as gel is not as effective as white toothpaste.

Use of Banana for Shiny Hair

Banana paste can be used to make your hair shiny. Isn’t it unique? Make a paste of meshed ripe bananas and olive oil. Apply this mixture on hair from roots to tips and leave for half an hour. After that wash your hair and condition them as usual. You will notice that your hair have become shinier than ever before.

Use of Baby Powder for Greasy Hair

Many people face the problem of greasy and oily hair. They can not wash their hair daily as this process makes the hair very dry. So in that case, sprinkle some baby powder on your fingers and apply it to the scalp. It will make your hair fresher and there will be no need of washing them daily.

Use of Beer for Curly Hair

If your hair is curled and you often find it difficult to manage them, use beer to rinse them. You need to shampoo your hair normally and after that wash them with beer. Beer will help to coat your hair and will repair damage and dryness.

These were some unique and interesting tips that can enhance your beauty. Hopefully they will be of great use for you.

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Decorating Little Girl’s Room

Girls have different natures and different views about certain things. So is the case with the decoration of their room. Girls want something different and unique in their rooms. So they have their different demands and choices. Parents feel it very complex to decorate their daughter’s room according to her all demands. So they look for some interior designer for this purpose. But in my opinion, decorating a girl’s room doesn’t require a professional designer. You can do it at your own by following these simple instructions and ideas:

Choosing Walls Color

First step is to decide about the color of the wall. For this, you may take your daughter’s opinion about her choice of colors. Girls usually like pink color in their rooms. You can also create a color scheme in the room making it look beautiful and bright. Instead of using same color on all the walls, you can paint each wall with a different color. It will look unique and your girl will love that. If you still feel some problem in the choice of colors then you can take opinion from paint selling store keepers. They will guide you better on how to choose an appropriate color.

Selecting a Theme

Now you should select a theme to decorate the room accordingly. Again the selection of theme would depend on your little girl’s choice. There are different themes to select. If your girl like Barbie dolls then theme should be according to this character. If your daughter loves a Disney character then decoration would be according to that.  While selecting a theme give your daughter a chance to select it according to her choice. In this way, she will feel happy and will express her feelings.  Your daughter should feel that her opinion is of great importance.

Adding Stuffed Animals

Your little girl will love to have stuffed animals and toys in her room as kids are fond of these. The choice of the stuffed toys should go well with the theme you have selected for the room.

Choosing Bed Covers and Pillows

The bed covers are an important factor to be considered while decorating a little girl’s room. Bed covers and pillows should be selected according to the colors of walls and theme of room. You can buy the bed sheets having cartoon characters or Barbie on it if you have selected these themes respectively. Also ensure that bed covers should be properly spread and are remained neat and clean.  It will give a nice look to the room.

Other Accessories

Other accessories may include curtains, lamp shades and furniture. The color and design of the curtains should be selected by keeping in mind your little girl’s choice, color of walls and selected theme. Their colors may be either pink or yellow. The selection of lamp shades should suit the nature of the room. As it is a little girl’s room, the lamp shades should not give a heavy look to the room. They should be simple and elegant having soft colors.

These were some ideas and tips regarding the decoration of a little girl’s room. Follow these ideas and make your daughter happy.

How to Reduce Household Odors?

Household odors are quite irritating and become a reason of embarrassment in front of your guests. There may be different reasons of house odors including dirty kitchen cabinets, stinky bathrooms or pets. Regardless of the source of the smell, you should find ways to remove these odors. If you don’t know how to do this then follow these simple and effective tips.

Tips to Remove Odors

  • The most irritating odor is that coming from a dirty bathroom. The smell normally emits from toilet and sink. In order to get rid of this smell, you can wash your toilet bowl with vinegar. The method is quite simple and easy. Just pour a cup of vinegar in bowl and allow it to remain for a couple of minutes. To remove sink odor, all you can do is to apply a mixture of water and bleach. After applying this mixture, wait for one hour and then wash it with cold water.
  • The odors can also originate from a dirty refrigerator. If you want to remove this smell, you can place a container containing a piece of charcoal in it. Keep in mind that the container should have holes in it. By following this tip, you will feel that all the smell has gone. The reason is that the charcoal absorbs bad smells. Some other things may prove helpful in reducing refrigerator smell such as baking soda and ground coffee.
  • You may also have to face smell coming from laundry. The reason is quite clear. There are stinky clothes and socks in laundry room. But you can eradicate this smell by adding vinegar while washing clothes. To avoid smell from socks, rinse them and soak them in a mixture of water and vinegar. Keep them soaked for half an hour and then squeeze them and let them get dry.
  • Your carpet may also be a cause of bad smell in your house. If it is so, you can use baking soda. Just sprinkle it on carpet and let it stay for some time. After that, clean the carpet by using a vacuum cleaner.
  • If your carpet is causing smell because of vomiting or pet’s shit then you can use soda water to get rid of them. The method is simple. Just apply soda water to the affected area and then soak it up with a cloth.
  • Your rooms may become smelly due to some reason. If it is irritating you, then you can place bowls filled with white vinegar in all the room corners. The smell can also be eliminated by putting ground coffee in a sock and hang it in the room at a location that is not visible.
  • Another thing that can remove bad smells is the air freshener spray. Make a habit to spray air freshener once or twice a day in all the rooms. It will make your house feeling fresh and fragrant. Also it will absorb all the bad smells.

These were some tips that are good enough to remove bad odors from your home. Just follow them and make your house fresh and aromatic.

Tips on Tightening Old and Wrinkled Skin

Getting older is a bitter reality of life as it can’t be avoided. Getting older is not pleasant at all because it makes you look tired and lethargic especially your skin starts looking wrinkled and ugly. But it is not as big problem as the old people think it to be. There are a lot of tips and tricks which can be followed to tighten your old and wrinkled skin. Some of these tricks are:

Make a Face While Exercising

The first and the simplest trick is to make faces while doing exercise. The method is quite easy to follow. While doing exercise, make such face that tightens your facial muscles. Keep holding this face while exercising. If you are not habitual of doing exercise then start it immediately. Apart from giving you a healthy looking skin, exercise would also help you to keep your body and mind fit and younger.  When you will use your facial muscles you will feel a prominent change in your skin. It will make your skin elastic and wrinkle free.

Making Faces Apart from Exercising

If you are not able to exercise or don’t want to do exercise even then you should follow the technique of making faces as it helps a lot in tightening your skin. You can use this technique by tightening and releasing your skin to maintain its elasticity. The area around eyes and mouth start wrinkling very soon. To keep this area firm and tight, facial exercise proves to be the best. You can also follow another interesting technique. Just smile or frown for 5 minutes daily to avoid wrinkles.

Keep Yourself Relaxed

You should also find some way to keep yourself relaxed because taking stress can be proved very harmful for your skin. There are several ways of relaxing like reading your favorite book, doing yoga or taking a bath.

Eat Healthy Food

Another secret trick of keeping your skin looking fresh and young is to take healthy food like fruits, vegetables, fresh juices and stuff like that. Keep in mind not to consume refined sugar.

Avoid Sitting in Sun for Long Time

Don’t go into sun without sun block. The facial skin can be damaged by the harmful rays of sun making it look old and wrinkled. If you are ought to go into sun then use a good quality sun block.

Moisturize Your Skin

Moisturizing the skin is also effective because it provides essential nutrients to your skin and retains its freshness.

These were some important tips and methods to prevent your skin from wrinkles in old age. Hope you will find these quite beneficial for you.

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