Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Whether you’re looking for a dramatic look or a subtle enhancement, eyelash extensions can take your look to the next level. However, it’s important to know how to make the most out of them and avoid any problems.

Check out the most important eyelash extensions dos and don’ts, that will help you create the perfect look with their help. Always make sure that you’re getting an experienced professional to put them in, and follow these simple tips to keep them looking perfect.

1. Choose the Right Type of Lash Extensions

While you can definitely try to apply the eyelashes extensions at home, it’s better to get the help of a licensed aesthetician or cosmetologist, at least for the first time around. They’ll help you decide which type works best for you, synthetic, silk or mink, and they’ll also advise you on the right length. Go for lighter extensions and avoid really curly ones if you have naturally straight eyelashes, since they’ll fall off quicker. You should also make sure that the adhesive used is completely formaldehyde-free.
2. Keep Them Dry for Up to 48 Hours

One of the biggest eyelash extensions don’ts is getting them wet in the first day or two after application. That means that you should protect them while showering, and you should also avoid swimming and activities that will cause you to sweat a lot, from intense workouts to going to saunas.
3. Be Very Careful When You Remove Your Makeup

Cotton pads are a big no-no when it comes to removing your makeup in the eye area after you’ve had the extensions applied. They can make lashes fall out sooner and leave behind ugly cotton fibers. Avoid any waterproof liner or eyeshadow and use cleansing wipes to remove your makeup more gently.

4. Choose the Right Mascara

Using mascara is not really one of the eyelash extensions dos, but it’s not forbidden either. If you want even more volume, then the trick is to find the right mascara. Stick to water-based mascaras only. Oil-based ones can mess with the adhesive that keeps the extensions in their place and waterproof mascara can also have a similar effect and it can be very difficult to remove.
5. Don’t Ruin Your Lashes with Moisturizers and Creams

Keeping your lashes protected from heavy eye creams and moisturizers is a must. Any product that’s moisturizing should be used carefully, since it can loosen the bonds between the extensions and your lashes, causing them to fall off.
6. Protect Them from Chlorine

After the adhesive has had two days to fond strong bonds between the extensions and your natural lashes, you can go take a swim anytime you want, but you should be careful when it comes to chlorinated water in pools. In order to prevent the chlorine residue from affecting them, one of the biggest eyelash extensions don’ts, always rinse them with bottled water afterwards.

7. Don’t Forget About Your Natural Lashes

Having eyelash extensions applied can take a toll on your natural lashes, so you need to give them a little TLC. A growth serum is always a good idea, and you should also consider using an eyelash conditioner. If you prefer a more natural option, castor oil can improve their look and stimulate growth. Apply it before you go to bed.
8. Reshape After Showering

If you do get your eyelash extensions wet while you shower, then you should be prepared to dry them the right way. Comb them carefully, then use a blow dryer only on a cool setting to get them back in shape. Using heat is one of the major eyelash extensions don’ts, since it can affect the adhesive.

9. Avoid Oil-Based Cosmetics

While mascara has the worst effect on eyelash extensions if it’s not water-based, there are plenty of other oil-based cosmetics that should be avoided, from heavy eye creams to shampoo and conditioner. If you can’t keep them off while you shower, then you should definitely think of using swimming goggles to keep them safe.
10. Sleep On Your Back

One of the big eyelash extensions dos is protecting them in your sleep as well. Sleeping on your back or sides can shorten their lifespan, so try to sleep on your back to keep looking gorgeous for longer.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

If you are in love and ready to be with each other for the rest of eternity, what could be a better occasion to get married than the Valentine’s Day? Many celebrity couples have also begun their journey down the path of matrimony on this very special day. Yes, this day of love is special for many Bollywood and Hollywood jodis as well. Take a look here at some lovely celebrity couples from around the world who got hitched on V-Day.

Gautami Gadgil-Ram Kapoor

One the most romantic and ideal couples of small-screen, Ram and Gautami, met while working on the TV show, Ghar-Ek Mandir. They got married after years of togetherness on February 14, 2003. The couple still looks very much in love every time they make an appearance together.

Ruslaan Mumtaz-Nirali Mehta

The Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara star, Ruslaan Mumtaz met the love of his life, Nirali Mehta at Shiamak Davar's dance academy. After a long-time relationship, the two first had court marriage on February 14, 2014. After the court marriage, they had a comeltely traditional wedding in Gujarati style, on March 2, 2014.

Also Read: 6 Defining Moments in an Indian Arranged Marriage

Arshad Warsi-Maria Goretti

They met in 1991 and after eight years of courtship, they finally got hitched on February 14, 1999. Arshad was a judge at a college dance festival where Maria was a contestant, and that was when cupid striked them. This inter-faith couple had two ceremonies, a church wedding and a nikaah. The couple is been blessed with two lovely kids.

Rhea Pillai-Sanjay Dutt

The handsome hunk of B-town Sanjay Dutt, married his long-time sweetheart, Rhea Pillai at a Mumbai temple in a secret wedding on the Valentine’s Day in 1998. However, they got separated after a few years. While Sanjay married Manyata, Rhea found bliss in the arms of tennis ace Leander Paes. This was Sanjay's second marriage.

Also Read: 5 Bollywood Celebrities who got Married Thrice

Mandira Bedi-Raj Kaushal

If you have started to feel a little disillusioned witnessing Valentine's Day marriage with so many break-ups, here is a couple with much more hope. TV actor and Cricket presenter, Mandira Bedi and Bollywood Director, Raj Kaushal tied the knot on February 14, 1999. They are happily married for the last 13 years with a son and, of course, their undying love for each other.

Salma Hayek-Francois Henry Pinnault

The voluptuous latina got married to her billionaire French beau on Valentine's Day in 2009. Although the main event that was held in Paris was kept low-profile, it was soon followed by a grand reception with the who’s who of Hollywood bedecking the guest list. Such is the couple’s obsession with the day that they have even named their daughter Valentina.

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Sir Elton John-Renate Blauel

Before the legendary singer-songwriter Sir Elton John accepted his real sexual orientation, he was hitched to a German music engineer, Renate Ruth Margot. Sir Elton John and Renate Ruth got married on the Valentine’s Day in 1984. But, when he could no longer deny his sexual orientation, the couple got their marriage dissolved in 1988. In 2005, Sir Elton John got married to partner David Furnish.

Meg Ryan-Dennis Quaid

The gorgeous Meg Ryan exchanged vows with her co-star and beau Dennis Quaid on February 14, 1991. Although their marriage might have lasted for only a decade, it was considered to be the 'Wedding of the Decade'. The superstar couple also have a son together.

Take a Look: 10 Most Romantic Dialogues of Bollywood

Liam Gallagher-Nicole Appleton

The lead vocalist Oasis, Liam Gallagher married Canadian singer and actress, Nicole Appleton on February 14, 2008. It was a hush-hush affair, as the two exchanged their vows at a small ceremony at the Westminster Register Office in London. But, earlier last year trouble started brewing in this lovebird’s paradise when Liam confessed of falling for his former assistant Debbie Gwyther to his wife. And, the couple is now living separately from each other.

Sharon Stone-Phil Bronstein

The stunningly sensuous Basic Instinct star, Sharon Stone, got married to reputed journalist Phil Bronstein, on February 14, 1998. It was an extravagant and ostentatious wedding ceremony organised at the actress’s plush home. However, they got divorced six years later. They share the custody of their adopted child.

Also Read: 10 Best Reasons to Have a Small Wedding

Adriana Lima-Marko Jeric

The suave supermodel, who created oomph with her Victoria’s Secret enigma eloped with basketball player Marko Jeric on the V-Day and had a clandestine exchanging of the marital vows at Wyoming in 2009. Of course, true to celebrity style, they organised an exuberant gala later on.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Women in today’s society are bombarded with the media’s interpretation of what constitutes beauty. It’s been said that, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” However, if every female celebrity our eyes “behold,” is ravishingly attractive, it can be difficult to comprehend that many of the most famous women are, in fact, unattractive in real life. If you are wondering how the rich and famous can be so amazingly flawless and seemingly perfect, read on. The following article will reveal 10 of Hollywood’s leading ladies that are actually unattractive in real life.
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

1. Oprah Winfrey: Rags to Riches…then back to Rags?

Oprah is well known for being one of America’s wealthiest women of all time. She often reminisces about her humble beginnings and the hard work and persistence it took to get her where she is today. With all that money flying around, she is very fortunate to have access to the best: agents, personal chefs and trainers, makeup artists, and beauty products, money can buy.
What a large segment of the population doesn’t realize, is that if Oprah was walking around amongst us is our own town, we might not recognize her for being anyone famous. That may very well be why she had trouble with an employee at a Swiss Boutique, when asking to see a 38K bag. One blogger made mention that without makeup, Oprah looks similar to the way she did when she played Sofia in the Color Purple. Her face looks older and more fatigued; her eyes have dark circles underneath (bags included,) and her hair is very nappy. She does own a huge collection of wigs, which covers that issue; and her money, fame, and notoriety, covers the rest.

2. Lady Gaga-Stephani Joanne Angeline Germanotta: Goddess or Average in Disguise?

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If anyone has seen Lady Gaga perform, they will know that she is a provocative singer/songwriter, whose shows are more like watching a story unfold. With dynamic costumes, and a flare for the wild-side, this Lady is a force to be reckoned with. She is an outspoken activist for the LGBT community; and she also formed the, “Born This Way” foundation; which is named after one of her songs, and supports anti-bullying. It’s obvious that there is more to Lady Gaga than sitting on a throne commanding praise and attention.
When the costumes, glitter, false eyelashes, and bling come off, what’s behind the mask is very different than what we are used to seeing. We go Ga Ga for her sharp and exotic features; but without her glamorous get ups, this gay icon and pop sensation, is very gaunt and masculine looking. What’s great about her personality though, is that she just doesn’t really care. She brags about never having had plastic surgery; and her bold confidence definitely put her, “On the Edge of Glory,” even while lounging around the house.

3. Cameron Diaz: Real Life Fiona?

Cameron Diaz: Hidup Jauh Lebih Mudah Tanpa Kehadiran Anak-anak

Cameron Diaz has become one of America’s sweethearts. Starring in heartwarming dramas, and slapstick comedies, she really draws her audience to fall in love with her. She is probably one of the most endearing actresses of her time. What many may not be aware of, is that she began her celebrity journey at the tender age of 16, as a fashion model.
When spotted at the gym on numerous occasions, she appears very washed out. Some of her most unique features on screen, become a little less appealing when she is all natural. Her light complexion causes her cute dimples to fade, her wide spread eyes to look drab, and overall, her face becomes very featureless. For being in her 40’s, her body is in top shape; and working out is not easy to do in red carpet garb. When it comes to Cameron Diaz, we love her for who she is; with or without makeup.

4. Khloe Kardashian: Reality Show Diva, or Guest on Jerry Springer?

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe, along with her sisters; Kourtney, and Kim, have really got it going on. The whole family is the water cooler talk sensation of the last several years. Her lavish lifestyle, and seemingly perfect looks, are the envy of thousands of women.
An internet search of Khloe Kardashian in real life, unveils a picture of her in sweat pants, a ponytail, and no makeup. The fact that she is so completely unrecognizable compared to what the public is used to seeing, is almost shocking. It will definitely cause a person to really study the “before and after” shots to make sure someone isn’t pulling a fast one. It’s unlikely that the Kardashian magic is going to disappear anytime soon; and neither will her fan’s loyalty.

5. Fergie-Stacy Ann Ferguson: Why so Glum Chum?


This singer/songwriter is not only a female vocalist for the Black Eyed Peas, but she is also a solo artist. Fergie is a powerful singer with a strong message to send. Years ago, she struggled with a meth addiction that left her determined to pursue life with an even higher level of vigor.
This confident and highly talented pop star, doesn’t twinkle quite as bright in every day life. She shows up on many web pages as being a star that is not as attractive in real life. When all dolled up, she uses a lot of concealer on her jawline to hide her jowls and minimize lines; without it, she looks much more aged, and her face seems to have a pouty scowl. She does indeed have a great voice though, and her singing has carried her past any physical imperfections she may have.

6. Nicole Richie-Nicole Camille Escoredo: Ever Heard of a Good Home Cooked Meal?

nicole richie

Nicole Richey became famous while appearing on a “Simple Life” with her friend Paris Hilton. As an American fashion designer, author, singer, and TV personality, this gal is highly versatile. She has proved to America that it really is possible to follow your dreams and become anything you want to be.
Several photos of her without her designer clothing and perfectly blended makeup, showcase a Nicole that looks anything but extraordinaire. At first glance, one might think they are viewing a photo of an anorexic junkie. Her eyes seem too huge for her tiny face, and her head, too huge for her skeletal body. Her complexion is sallow, and all of her features seem to fade and blend in to nothingness. She need not fear though, with her motivation and drive, she will be a sure success; regardless of how she appears in real life.

7. Tyra Banks: Beam Me Up Scotty

Tyra Banks

Who hasn’t heard of this famous Super Model? Tyra Banks has made her mark in society; and is well known not only nationally, but worldwide as well. Tyra was the first African American woman to grace the pages of GQ and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. In 1997, she was awarded VH1’s Super Model of the Year, and from there, progressed to a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1997-2007. Most recently, she is known for being a judge on America’s Next Top Model. It’s a good thing no one is judging her off camera though.
Tyra will be the first to admit that she was unfortunately blessed with a “five head.” Without makeup, her forehead is prominent, her complexion much paler; resulting in an alien type look. It doesn’t seem to matter though, Tyra has proven that with the right attitude, not to mention; body, style, and the right makeup; it is possible to achieve greatness.

8. Queen Latifa – Dana Elaine Owens: Graceful Gangsta’?

Queen Latifa

Queen Latifa is another example of someone who has spread her wings in several areas of stardom and fame. In her beginning years, she quickly became a well known singer and hip hop pioneer feminist. From there, she moved on to acting in several well known movies, alongside other famous singers and actors. All that didn’t slow her down, as she now hosts her own daytime talk show.
Off camera though, the Queen seems to have been transplanted straight off New York’s famous Queens Street. She has a look that gives off a vibe that says; “Don’t you dare run into me in a dark alley!” Good thing this multi-talented celebrity has a cosmetic line of her own for women of color named, Covergirl Queen Latifa Collection.

9. Madonna: Material Girl, or Matured Woman

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It’s amazing that someone in their mid-fifties could still look and sound so hot on stage. Madonna is truly a legend of her time, and will be famous for generations to come. She also branched out in her career to not only sing, but to act, and speak out for various causes.
One statement that seems to be standard when describing Madonna in real life though, is, “barely recognizable.” She seems to carry a look of contempt on her face, and also that of someone who has led a very hard life. For someone who isn’t too far off from qualifying for senior benefits and programs though, you have to admit; she definitely ain’t all that shabby!

10. Penelope Cruz: Plain Jane?

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Livin’ La Vida Loca seems to be Penelope’s style. While very slim and sophisticated, she also gives us a glimpse of her sassy side. in 2007, she ranked #58 of the hot 100, in Maxim Magazine. She starred in many well known movie blockbusters; and her Latina “girl next door” persona, is a hit with both male and female fans. The gals love her sweet, yet confident beauty; while the guys drool over her saucy Latina sexiness.
Like other celebrities, Penelope Cruz has also become the poster child for famous cosmetic lines. In 2007, she was a spokes-model for L’Oreal Paris Natural Match hair dye and mascara. Having this to fall back on is good for her because Penelope tends to look a little “Plain Jane” without a little cosmetic altering. Undoubtedly, many of her followers seem to be drawn to her natural look; but for the most part, she would definitely not stand out in a crowd.

On the flip side; Megan Fox, Beyonce, Heidi Klum, and Demi Lovato, seem to shine both on camera and off. Some celebrities are hard to identify without makeup and glam, simply because we are so used to seeing them in full glory. This especially seems to be the case when they use a lot of bronzer and eye makeup; both of these tend to sculpt their faces into a different bone structure. It’s almost as if we are viewing an optical illusion of that person. The fact is, most of us look a little better with some assistance from the fashion and cosmetic industry; however, the more people see us in our natural state, the more likely they are to become familiar with, and appreciate, our natural beauty.

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