Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eye Make-up

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Lovely eyes make-up.






Love all

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As you listen to your spirit, peace follows. So follow your spirit. Build your foundation in your heart. Love must be your innermost and spontaneous response towards every person you encounter. Say to yourself inside, “I just love.” Use these words as a key to start the engine running in your heart and watch life brighten with new love and understanding everywhere. Show your love to both young & old, rich & poor.  Surrender to your new awareness and let love unfold the purpose of creation to you♥

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kareena at Madame Taussaud

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Kareena's wax figure was unveiled at Blackpool's Madame Taussaud's, with the star herself attending to promote the opening. While the wax mode was wearing a well-known outfit from Mauja hi Mauja in 'Jab We Met' (who didn't love that song?), the real life Kareena wore a lovely cream embellished sari with a beautifully coloured blood-red raw silk blouse.




Images from Bollywoodupdate

I think it's certainly a mark of achievement for Kareena that she's landed a spot in Taussauds, and she looks great even as a wax model. She looks as glamorous as ever next to her replica, which looked extremely realistic next to the Bollywood star. The waxwork makers have done well with the making of Kareena's model, making it very realistic and of course, retaining some of that original glamour ;)

Creamy potato salad

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Creamy potato salad with ranch dressing.


Radish thinly sliced (as per your preference) - Optional
Salt and pepper according to taste

Boil the potatoes then let them cool. When cool quarter them into bite size pieces. Wash the stalks of green onion and dry them with paper towels. Trim the ends and cut the stalks into pieces. Add chopped green onions, ranch dressing, seasoning salt with salt and pepper toss and leave in fridge for 2 hours before serving.
For ranch dressing:

Ingredients:

1 cup mayo
½ cup sour cream/ or u can also use butter milk

1/2 tsp Mustard Sauce
½ tsp dried parsley
½ tsp garlic powder or paste
1 onion cut into small cubes
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice & little zest (it taste more yummy)

1/4 tsp sugar

Method:

Whisk together mayo and buttermilk/sour cream until smooth. Add in all ingredients and whisk until blended. Chill for at least 30 mins and then adjust seasoning according to your taste.  Dress on top sprikled with Cilantro (Kothmir).  Like · · Share
Ingredients:

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4-5 medium potatoes
1-1/2 cup ranch dressing - recipe below
2 stalk green onions.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Indian Brides

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Lovely brides in all glam & glamour.
Enjoy - will keep adding more as I come across unique ones!!










Friday, May 25, 2012

*Dates Chutney*

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*INGREDIENTS*
Dates 200 gms
* Tamarind 200 gms - I use pulp of tamarind
* Jaggery 300 gms - you can use sugar as well
* Ground roasted cumin seeds 1 tsp
* Salt to taste
* Red chilli powder according to taste

COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. Remove seeds from the dates, then soak the dates and tamarind (if whole) together for 3-4 hours.
2. Obtain all the pulp and juice from these through a stainless steel sieve.
3. Boil once with the jaggery and remove.
4. Add all the other ingredients and mix with wooden spoon.

Store in bottle when cool and enjoy.

Makeup

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Summertime is indeed a special time of the year where there is a natural healthy glow. The aim during this season is to look fresh and with no-makeup appearance. This gives a healthy and natural look with just a little bit of vibrant and bold colours.  Some organic makeups are really great.

Natural makeup is the perfect option for summer. Bronze powder, matte eyeshadow, creamy lipstick and pastels are representative for this hot period of the year. Summer makeup needs special attention because due to high temperatures we can transform an impeccable and beautiful look into a total disaster.

Lightening the makeup
Keep things as light as possible and as mentioned earlier, lock away your foundation. If you pimples, acne scars or freckles; simply use translucent tinted powder so that it can add some color to your skin.


Lips Makeup
After using lipstick, add a touch of lip-gloss, which actually gives a “cool” look. Or, you can use frosty lipsticks. You can even add a touch of your lip-gloss on the centre of the upper eyelids. These are some of the tricks to look cool.For colors in lipstick, choose from light pink and mauve, which are “icy” colors and look cool. It may be a good idea to stick to lip-gloss during the day. For the night, you should use brighter colors, as artificial light tends to drain color.

Eye makeup
Eye makeup is the most important part of your face. I would recommend a very soft and simple look for eyes. Avoid smudging your eyes with big layer of liner and kajol. Go for soft and shimmer eye shades. Use mascara along with an eye lash curler. If you simply cannot do without eyeliner, go for a very fine, thin line.



Others Tips
1). Don’t use lip liners in summer season.

2). To have fresh look in summer season, use light colors for makeup.

3). Use oil free moisturizer and very less foundation.

4). Wash your face with cold water before applying makeup or massage your face with ice.

5). Use branded products specially made for summer season.

6). Use light color lip gloss for lips makeup. Use loose powder with foundation to avoid oily skin in summer gatherings.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rose Tea

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Please make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy reading this Blog


This is a delicious rose water tea recipe.

This recipe is not only very yummy, it also belongs in the category of iced tea recipes.
Rose water not only tastes good and smells good but it is also good for you! It is said to be soothing to the emotions as well as the body. It has been reported to act as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. Rose water is sometimes used to help nervous tension, stomach ulcers, as well as a slew of other ailments. Rose water tea is also said to help with sore throats. So give this iced rose tea recipe a try!
5 pcs tea bags 
1 large orange sliced·
1 cup of white sugar·
3 Tbl spoon of rose water and some rose petals·
2 ltrs of hot water
Ice

In a large pot place your hot water, your tea bags and the orange slices (or any fruity you fancy).
Add the sugar and mix with a spoon.
In long jug or tea server, add the ice and then pour the tea.
Add the rose water and mix.
Serve with rose petals floating in your open tea pot or jug.
The presentation looks great in clear glass pot.


This is a delicious rose water tea recipe.

This recipe is not only very yummy, it also belongs in the category of iced tea recipes.
Rose water not only tastes good and smells good but it is also good for you! It is said to be soothing to the emotions as well as the body. It has been reported to act as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. Rose water is sometimes used to help nervous tension, stomach ulcers, as well as a slew of other ailments. Rose water tea is also said to help with sore throats. So give this iced rose tea recipe a try!
5 pcs tea bags 
1 large orange sliced or lemon 
1 cup of white sugar·
3 Tbl spoon of rose water and some rose petals·
2 ltrs of hot water
Ice

In a large pot place your hot water, your tea bags and the orange slices (or any fruity you fancy).
Add the sugar and mix with a spoon.
In long jug or tea server, add the ice and then pour the tea.
Add the rose water and mix.
Serve with rose petals floating in your open tea pot.
The presentation looks great in clear glass pot.

Eat with some bitings like Pizza etc..

If you are cold, tea will warm you.
If you are heated, it will cool you.
If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.

I love having Tea from the fancy teapots rather than the thermos flask.




Season's Musing

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~Welcome to my season's garden~


The season after the rain has vanished, its smells always make me smile big… The intoxicating smell of newly mowed grass, the way everything smells so fresh after Mother Nature cleanses with a pouring summer rain, and the sweet yummy smell of watermelons.


When summer arrives it always brings with it a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables that are only plentiful during those hot lazy summer days… like cucumber salads, sun warmed strawberries, and dill creamed baby potatoes mmm mmm mmm!
















This is also the season that speaks to my inner child most loudly. I want to lay in a field at 2am and watch the stars, splash in all the puddles, spit watermelon seeds ( which I still don’t do well, but it’s fun trying), catch fireflies in a jar, watch dragonflies, ladybugs, and caterpillars with the awe of a toddler, picnics in the park, collecting shells at the beach to make funny crafts with that always make you smile when you see them, lazy games of “I Spy” or cloud watching and looking for the shapes those billowy puffs make, blowing soap bubbles, Ice cream - licking it from your fingers as the Sun melts it faster than your tongue can lap up the cold sweet treat… I think I could go on forever with this list so I better stop short right here.



All of the beautiful gardens bursting with pallets of color that delight and tickle the imagination! 

Always Dream

I want to curl up here and enjoy my leisure time with a book and cup of hot chocolate /coffee late and relax whilst the Sunshine warms me and the breeze plays through my hair.







My Dreams:)