Suicide Squad was definitely one of my favourite movies this year. And the character of Harley Quinn took it to a whole new level. Her crazy personality mixed with the passion and love for Joker took my heart away.
Her costume seems quite complicated but because it’s rugged and messy.. it’s way EASIER to recreate than it looks. The makeup is the fun part because you can make it as sexy as you want for this halloween. Read more to check it out…
Fun Fact: The original character of Harley Quinn is actually Jewish as well as bisexual. (more…)
Kylie lip kits have AMAZING quality! But of course some people can’t afford buying them. And drugstore brands are coming up with really competitive lip products especially NYX and Colourpop. So here are some great dupes for all her lip kits, glosses and metals.
This look is perfect for summer since it’s bronzy and glowy and it literally screams SUMMER!
This is the first celebrity look I’ve done on my channel so I hope you guys like it.
I’m thinking of doing Kylie Jenner’s makeup tutorial next so send me pictures on my email of what makeup you’d like me to do.
Fun Fact: In a research experiment involving obese men, an intake of 30 grams (2 tbsp) of coconut oil for 4 weeks reduced waist circumference by 2.86 cm, or 1.1 inches.
Its like coconut oil is the solution to all problems these days.. Its everywhere!! For hair, skin or body.. Coconut oil will take care of anything. I think at this point every home should keep a jar of it.. and now I sound like those ladies in sponsored ad shows.. Buy one and get one absolutely free haha Nah I am just kidding!
So recently I read an article on how a woman lost weight by adding some coconut oil in her coffee. I’ll link the post in the end so don’t forget to check it out. This article inspired me to do some research and spread the good news with y’all.
I also heard the famous Victoria Secret model, Miranda Kerr swears by coconut oil and its benefits of keeping her waistline slim. So read more to find out how you can add it in your daily diet… (more…)
Why is it that when some people don’t even try to be fit and they are perfectly healthy. If you are someone who wants to lose weight, be healthy and fit at the same time but can’t seem to figure out why nothing is working out then click on read more right away… This post is NOT about losing weight in an unhealthy way. To be honest counting calories doesn’t help at all. Speaking from experience!
1) First of all don’t call it a Diet. I think this word leads to a lot of negativity. As soon as we think of the word diet we start thinking about the bitter tastes of green juices, eating food that doesn’t even taste good but we still pretend it does and a LOT of self-control. Dieting is not about throwing away carbs and calories. It is about balancing all the types of nutrients. You can still eat carbs BUT in moderation. Don’t deprive yourself from certain nutrients. Believe it or not but healthy fats and carbs actually exist. 2) If you are going to lock away certain foods somewhere you can’t reach just so you don’t get the craves… the chances are you will get the cravings even more. Because if you deprive yourself from something your body will naturally react to it and you will end up eating the junk food even more than before. What you can do is to learn to buy or cook food that can imitate the food you are trying to avoid. For example, if you REALLY like chocolate, go to your local health store and find organic chocolate. The sweeteners used in them are organic like honey or maple syrup. And trust me some of them are as good as Cadbury. I eat dates to stop the sugar-y cravings 🙂 They are actually good. So all you have to do is find the healthy food that imitates the taste of junk food. Simple as that! 3) Stop obsessing and stressing over losing weight. And especially stop the negative thoughts. The difference between the people who try a lot but don’t get results and the people who do nothing but are healthy is they do not take as much stress. Negative thoughts such as comparing yourself with someone (like those skinny models on magazine covers) and blaming yourself everyday for not being healthy are not going to make you any healthier. In fact it is better you do nothing than have these negative thoughts. Read my nerd fact below and I will prove it! Nerd Fact: In a recent book I was reading, it stated that whenever we have a thought, it sparks an impulse from neuron to neuron so it can spread out. This “spreading out” causes a pattern of understanding and action. However if we have negative thoughts, a chemical cortisone is released. It blocks the way between neurons preventing the impulses to spread out. Ultimately causing you to feel more miserable and lazy and hence being unhealthy. BUT if you have positive thoughts, our brain releases a chemical called serotonin which is what I call the nerd-hormone because it makes you smarter and more creative. This chemical makes a way for the impulses to spread and expand. It makes you feel happier about yourself and more active and hence resulting in well-being. See, science can be explained without the big words that I can’t even pronounce. Learn How to use Comparisons for growth instead of feeling inferior. 4) Do NOT eat food at least 2 hours before going to bed. Actually it is stated in Ayurveda(Ancient Indian Medical System) that you shouldn’t eat food once it gets dark because the Sun is a big factor when it comes to digesting food. I am not going into those details because I do not want this post to be 2 pages long but you can Google it. When it gets dark, the Sun isn’t there to digest our food properly and so it can’t metabolize all the food. And the food that haven’t been digested turns into Ama (toxins). Ama is the cause of many diseases and makes you feel lazier. When did you feel that lately? You can eat your dinner anytime before 7 p.m. at the latest avoiding fatty, sugar-y foods and red meat. This will digest your food before you go to bed, thus improving the quality of your sleep, enabling your body to focus on cellular repair and renewal during the night rather than working hard on digesting the food. I am definitely not telling you to starve yourself. If you get hungry you can eat a small fruit or drink some fruit juice. This eating pattern is especially good if you are trying to lose weight and to get clearer / flawless skin. This also helps if you have insomnia. 5) The size of each of your meals and the number of meals you eat in a day are also very important. Click HERE for more info on this. This stuff is seriously important. 6) LOVE your body. When I say this, people think that if they start loving their body then that means they will just have to be happy with their type of body and that they will never change.
That is not true! Loving your body is the first step towards change in fact. If you think loving your body will only end up in being stuck with it then you are wrong. That’s how my mentality was as well until I had some experiences and learnt my lessons. As I explained in my “nerd fact above” this will release the positiveness causing physical changes in your body to occur. It will bring opportunities in your life and make you feel much more energized. When I had acne, I used to hate my skin and curse it every time I looked at myself in the mirror resulting in more acne. But then I woke up one day and realized I didn’t deserve all that curse and I was being much more harsh on myself than anyone else. It’s like I was bullying myself and didn’t realise how worse it had gotten. So I woke up and literally started saying positive words for my skin. I even went out without makeup which was a pretty HUGE step considering the fact that I NEVER used to leave house without makeup. I started saying positive affirmations and expressing gratitude every single day. I reassured myself that these acne spots are not going to define who and what I am. So when I started loving my skin for what it is that is when I saw and felt the change. That was a turning point in my life! If you want to know more about this I really recommend reading Louise Hay’s book Heal Your Body. If she healed herself from cancer, you can heal yourself from anything!
Your body is the greatest gift from God. Treat it like a temple where you soul resides
Let me know if you have any of your own tips…
Book Complete Ayurveda b Anna Selby
Book: Make it Happen by Padraig Lawlor and Philip O’Callaghan
I have always heard celebrities and models talking about meditation which they practice on a regular basis such as Hugh Jackman, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Aniston etc… and when you ask them why… their most common answers would be “to stay looking younger” or “for healthy glowing skin” or “healthy body” etc… In this post I will tell you what meditation does for our physical appearance and how it does that. Read more to unravel the secret mysteries of life… (I can be quite dramatic sometimes!!) Meditation for Skin & Youth:
Our skin is one of the most visible expression of beauty. It is the largest organ of the body and it needs to be nourished from the inside first. Today’s over-the-counter skin care products only offer the temporary solution to “fix” our skin from the outside. If we start working from the inside and nurture every cell of our skin, it will radiate from within. It’s like igniting an inner candle. One of the major cause of aging skin, pimples, hormones over-reacting is stress!! Now you are probably telling yourself… but I never worry about anything… well think about it again! Was your first thought in the morning something like “ugh I don’t want to get out of bed” or do you struggle throughout the day and you just want to get it over with? Do you only wait for the weekends to enjoy… well guess what… You do take stress. Meditation teaches you to live in the moment. It aligns your energy chakras calming down your body and balancing the annoying, acne-causing, over-reacting hormones. Basically it brings peace in our body which will bring that glow and youth to our skin.
“As a meditation teacher and nutritionist, over the years I’ve seen countless women improve their complexions virtually overnight by using a few deftly chosen natural skin care products while starting to meditate just a few minutes each day. If you learn the secrets of meditating properly, you, too, can take years off your looks rather quickly, and I do mean rapidly compared to alternative beauty techniques.” ~ William Bodri
The most amazing thing about meditation is that it is FREE! I mean come on, we spend hundreds of dollars in skin care products… I am sure we can work this one out, right? Meditation triggers the healing process to become faster. The more frequently you meditate, the faster you will heal. It’s as simple as that! As I said, meditation heals almost ALL diseases so if you are looking for a way to clear skin and get rid of acne then this your best bet. I have researched on many people who had acne their entire life and since they started meditating, it was gone completely like POOF! Tracy Raftl a.k.a The Love Vitamin shares her journey to beautiful, radiant skin! She is so down-to-earth and beautiful. Definitely read her blog and I promise it will motivate you to achieve clear skin. Meditation for Weight Loss:
“…but almost everyone I meet fails to recognize just how powerful their mind is. Sustainable weight loss is not about tricking or forcing your body to be thin. It’s about changing your body from the inside out so your body actually wants to be thin. Visualization and meditation are the most-effective tools I know to help you get started.” ~ Jon Gabriel who lost dramatic weight in only 21 days with the help of meditation.
A recent most popular topic in weight loss is about “Mindful Eating.” Basically it is when we give our full attention to what we are eating. Tasting each and every bite, appreciating the food and enjoying the array of flavours. It’s like you are eating and meditating at the same time. Now THAT is what I call an epic benefit because I LOVE eating food. Although I am not trying to lose weight but imagine eating all kinds of food and not putting on weight at all. I mean… that’s a miracle ALL women wish for at least a hundred times in their life. Ladies this is a jackpot!!!
Mindful eating causes the hormone Cortisol to decrease. This hormone literally ruins people’s life by causing obesity and pre-diabetes. It makes us crave all that junk food that we stuff somewhere we can’t reach but we still eat it in the end. Mindful eating makes us eat slowly which gives the food time to digest fully and easily. This results in people going shopping for a new pair of jeans because their current ones are too big. And weight loss of course.. haha Yogis have been claiming all these benefits of meditation for thousands of year and it is still very popular in the East. However not many people in the West are familiar with it. So let’s see what science has to say about the benefits of meditation. Science Behind Meditation:
A scientist from the University of California, Elizabeth Blackburn, says that meditation is just another word for an “immortality enzyme.” She says that 12 minutes of daily meditation for 8 weeks will increase the Telomerase Activity by 43% which reverses the aging process. A recent discovery has been found by scientists from the Harvard University that meditation has the ability to change the cells at DNA level. So the next time you say “oh you’re good at it because you’ve got the genes” give it a second thought because we can have those same genes as well! Telomeres are found at the end of our DNA. The longer the telomeres, the better-protected our DNA will be and the longer our cells will live. So they compared the telomere length of 15 experienced meditators to 22 non-meditators and found that the meditators had longer telomeres. The increase in DNA protection + the longevity of our cells = Beautiful life filled with Youth. There are thousands of scientific reports trying to prove meditation and its benefit but I am not going to give too many details and the big scienc-y words that no one can understand because it is LOOOONG! All I can tell you is that for more information go to Google dot com 🙂 But I do hope I have give you a little insight of meditation. You don’t have to be a pro on the first day. You can work your way up by doing at least 15 mins every day. I have been doing Yoga for 2 years now but I have only been doing meditation for a week now. I will continue it of course because I already feel really good after practicing it everyday. If you want to learn how to meditate I recommend you an amazing book called Healing with Meditation by Doriel Hall. It’s a short and straight-forward book especially good for beginners like me. You can of course use Internet to learn but this book explains everything from A-Z really well. Let me know if you have had any experience in meditation. I would love to hear how you feel about it
We are in the century where using chemicals and technology has become an everyday thing. Do you use body moisturizer, shaving gel, make up, shampoo, white sugar or white bread? “”(Yes that includes even the chemicals in our food) If so you need to read this for a healthier, safer and longer life…
Our immune system is what fights these chemicals. However if these chemicals are a part of our everyday lives constantly attacking our immune system, then it will get weaker day by day. When the immune system gets weaker we have no internal protection against diseases like cancer. Why is it that in the ancient times men and women used to be stronger, taller and healthier? It is because chemicals and pollution didn’t exist at that time. They ate pure, whole and organic food to nourish their body inside out. Did cancer exist in the ancient times? No it did not. Today’s Scientists declared that cancer is a man-made disease in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper. They experimented on mummified bodies to find any trace of tumour but they found none. So that basically means we are killing ourselves very slowly day-by-day just by eating normal food. If this is what living in a 1st world country means then there no difference between the western world and the African/Asian countries where clean drinking water isn’t safe. In poor countries people die from dirty water and here people die from dirty food/cancer. Well in the world of business and power and greed, we can still make a difference and fight for our survival like Josephine Wood did. Josephine Wood wrote a book called Naturally Gorgeouson how she survived and fought against a cancerous disease called Crohn’s Disease. Not only she writes about her organic diet but also about her organic skin care, hair care and make up. Its like an ultimate book of living naturally. She even says organic food tastes much better than normal food. So if there is such a thing as organic chocolate and it tastes even better than normal chocolate… IMAGINE THAT! It will be my new BFF!! Her book also shares all the organic brands that sell skin/body/hair products and other household products. It is a must-read book if you want healthier and safer life for you and your family! Be careful especially if you just had a baby and you are feeding him/her the baby food from markets. They have all the nasty stuff too. Babies have weaker immune system than adults and so they are more vulnerable. Feed them organic milk or cook the food at home to be on the safe side. The famous actress Jessica Alba set up her own company called Honest (named after her first baby girl) which sells non-toxic and natural products for babies. They were frustrated from searching for a single company that sells safe products like diapers or wipes for babies but they couldn’t find one. So they set up their own! If you are looking for such companies, you might want to start from here Processed foods are the reason why Obesity is increasing in the western world. They are high in hydrogenated fats, salt, sugar and preservatives. They cause much more than just obesity like migraines, hyperactivity, allergies, asthma, osteoporosis and heart diseases. I don’t understand why they are even being sold in supermarkets even though they harm us. I guess this is where consumerism comes in! Where to buy Organic food from? You can sign up for a box delivery scheme which allows manufacturers to bring fresh organic produce direct to your door from farms. They deliver foods like fruits, veg, dairy, meat, fish, wine and cleaning products. Check the internet for your local organic box schemes!
Nowadays many supermarkets sell organic food too so this can be your alternative way. What does all this have to do with beauty? Well I am a living proof of the fact that organic living significantly changed how I look physically and how I feel mentally. My skin used to have all the annoying issues like acne, whiteheads, oiliness etc… I got sick of it so I decided to throw away ALL my skin care products which was one of the best decisions I ever made. Then I bought some organic skin care products like Sukin’s Facial Moisturiser and many more. From this one change in my beauty regimen my skin has cleared up. No acne, no whiteheads and no oiliness. I can pretty much say my skin is almost like a baby’s now. I became much more confident in myself and the way I feel about myself i.e the typical insecurities were gone for good!
Sukin has an AMAZING collection for skin, hair, body and sun care. If you are looking for a brand with all these good stuff try this one! I am still on a hunt for organic hair care products but as soon as I find them I will do a blog post on them. You can make homemade skin/body care products. I have published 100’s of posts on DIYs which IS what my blog is about. Besides DIY’s are fun and they have no side effects like most drugstore face washes have a side effect of dry skin. Feel Unique website sells a whole range of organic skin/hair/body/makeup products and they ship worldwide which is sometimes FREE! Change your path to an organic or even natural living. It will guaranteed save you medical / doctor’s appointment costs. It will make you feel confident, happier and closer to our mother nature.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world…” ~ Gandhi
Victoria Secret Models are taking over the Beauty and Fashion world! In many of their interviews where they shared their beauty secrets, I noticed that most of them shared 100% Natural ways to pamper themselves. They may represent their makeup brand but when it comes to taking care of their outer appearance, they take the Natural Approach. No wonder their skin glows its health! Read more to find out the things they do in their everyday lives that you may have never heard of before…
Kerr is the most popular VS Model. And her beauty secrets are my favourite of all. 1) Noni Juice She swears by this thing. She has mentioned it in most of her Beauty interviews. She drinks this juice everyday every morning. Although she says it doesn’t taste as pleasant but she also reveals that it is her biggest skin, hair and body secret. Basically its an all-in-one package. Yes it is 100% natural remedy btw. This miraculous fruit comes from India actually. I didn’t know about it even if I was born there. But the true knowledge of this fruit was lost through the centuries. In ancient India, the princesses drank this juice too for their outer appearance. In 20th century, the scientists found this fruit again and it became popular in several countries. I have a whole difference post on Noni Juice and it miraculous benefits. Click the link below if you want to know its Beauty secrets Noni Juice: Miranda Kerr’s Skin Secret and a New Skin Care Breakthrough
2) Goji Berries Kerr eats this fruit most days during her breakfast. This fruit is like an all-round medicine for her health and skin. It has been consistently used in the Chinese medicine. It contains high amount of antioxidants and Vitamin A and C. It has 21 difference trace minerals and high fibre too. It is basically the father of all the berries known so far. It is good for the immune system, eyesight and for most organs of the body. I am so going to buy this when I first find out where to buy them from because I don’t this they are available in supermarkets of Ireland. 3) Exfoliation A few days before the models have their runways shows, most of them suggested that they do an all over body exfoliation. There are 2 types of exfoliators such as chemical and mechanical. Personally I prefer mechanical, because they also massage your whole body and improve blood circulation. My favourite type of body exfoliation is Dry Brushing. This exfoliation is also great for skin and body organs. Click on the link for more details. I also have a post on exfoliators for acne-prone skin. Check it out below. DIY: Gentle Exfoliators for Acne Prone Skin
4) Yoga Yoga is something that is an essential tool for any person that enters this glamorous world. It is because yoga balances out their mental health, general health and also improves their outer appearance. One of the main workouts of VS models is actually yoga. Now you are probably wondering since when is Yoga a workout. But to be honest it is WAY better than any workouts. Physical workouts only provide toning of muscles and a good outer appearance. However, yoga helps internal organs, your brain to function effectively, keep the stress out and the list goes on… You can YouTube this and find your perfect yoga workout depending on your body. Not only models have adapted to it but also actors and actresses to maintain their outer looks. Namaste! I bet you never heard them before. But if you have let me know in the comments below if you have more details I love to hear from you guys!!