Monday, 7 May 2012

WHAT'S HOT WHAT'S NOT

HEEL THERAPY :
Pumps, wedges .. they are all simply a fetish. Adds glamour and are beautiful. But beauty has a price and we all know that these babies are just difficult to wear if you know what I mean. But well we still love them want them wear them wherever we can cause they add that oomph to that simple rugged jeans or a plain white summer dress. 


A guide to wearing those killer heels :



  • Start small : Never wore heels before? start with a 2 inch heel and make your way to those 5 inch stunners. Going big in the first go is a deadly thought especially if its an event. Your feet will hurt may even lead to an injury. Practice at home and start small.
  • Walk heel to toe : When walking try put your heel first rather than your toe. It is not easy to walk in heels and thus if you don't walk properly your stride may look weird.
  • Take small steps : You cannot walk the way you usually walk in those flats in the heels. So take small steps.
  • Walk as if your walking on a straight line : Models usually have this stride and every one wants it. Its not easy and takes time to perfect, so when you are walking step like you are walking on a straight line and your stride will have the sway you want.
  • Be sure about the heels you are about to buy : While buying heel's wear them and try to push yourself out of them with the help of your toes, if you can rise up like you are trying to reach the sky than they will be comfortable after you wear them off else find another pair.
  • Balance weight : Don't put your whole body weight on your toes, your stride will not look normal. Balance your body weight and practice.
Here are some DIY projects to revamp your heels:

DIY Miu Miu inspired jeweled heels :




Love
Oshin

Saturday, 5 May 2012

WHAT'S HOT WHAT'S NOT

FLAT GALORE:
Flats are a bare essential! if you don't have them its time! they are best for semi formal events and give a wide range to choose from.. great substitute for a long day when heels are like a suicide. Look adorable with a pair of pant or a nice sunny dress. 














REVAMP YOUR OLD FLATS:






You'll need:
- Scissors
- A pair of plain flats
- printed or plain scarf or any       other cloth
- Thread




Cut your scarf in 4 stripes wide enough to fold them in half












Sew them and them turn them inside out












Sew one side of one part  of the shoe. Take someones help it is a little difficult.








Do the same on the other side and tie the two scarf parts over the bellies in a bow. Repeat for the other shoe










FINAL PRODUCT : 



Hope you like them 
Love 
Oshin

Monday, 30 April 2012

WHAT'S HOT WHAT'S NOT

FLIP MY FLOP:
Everyone has a pair of these.. they are comfortable and undeniably an essential. They make the perfect beach wear or for a lazy Sunday brunch in short a must have! Nowadays you can find all sorts of flip flops the traditional rubber flip flops in electric colors are amazing and the shiny sparkly ones or the platform wedged kinds to give an extra dose of oomph! And you know what you can add that style to your flips flops with this easy DIY.. 


 FLIP FLOPS REVAMPED:


You'll need:

  • a pair of flip flops ( color of your choice)
  • Matching furry yarn

I have used this plain blue flip flops with matching yarn.
1) Push the yarn with the help of a needle through the buttonhole and secure with superglue.
2) Now we start wrapping the yarn around the strap in loops. Tie a simple knot and keep the knots close to each other to give it that furry look. Keep it tight.
3) When you reach the end make a double knot and push it through the second buttonhole securing it with super glue.

Repeat the same.

Flip flops are just plain adorable and you can pizzazz your flip flops with sequin and glitter and what not.. Its definitely hot and very much in this summer. And most importantly don't forget to put sunscreen on those feet, they need it as much as your face.

Love
Oshin

WHATS HOT WHAT'S NOT

A VERY SHOE STORY:
Hello everyone.. So its summertime again.. time to revamp that wardrobe. Everyday I'll tell you whats hot and what ain't so next time you go shopping you know what is in! well fashion is what you make off it so this week its going to be shoes! all kinds of them.. from those dreaded heels to flats to flip flops.. so keep checking in to know the latest in the world of fashion :)


Love 
Oshin

Sunday, 29 April 2012

ANTI AGING NATURAL SECRETS

Who doesn't want to be forever young. Sadly time comes out as a winner always.. but that doesn't mean you cant look splendid. Here are a few tips for fighting that age a natural battle.












TAKE PLENTY OF PROTEIN: Collagen is a protein which makes up your skin so any food rich in protein like fish, egg, chicken, pulses etc will help tighten your skin free of wrinkles.


DON'T MESS YOUR DIET UP: When you starve yourself or take food at odd hours or even over eat cause you skipped a meal your body does not produce the collagen you need to have that firm wrinkle free skin so.. do not mess your diet up be regular.


CUT THAT SUGAR: Sugar breaks down healthy tissue and slows down the formation of collagen in the body. So if you are habitual of a large hearty dessert its time to cut back. Also avoid taking products with high fructose corn syrup ( found in soda, many salad dressings and many sweet cereal).






BECOME A VEGGIE FREAK: Studies show that people who take vegetables .. especially green vegetables have lesser wrinkles. So instead of taking that bowl of rice with your chicken add loads of colored veggies.


These are just a few simple things you can do to slow down that whole aging process not only that having a healthy lifestyle. Don't forget exercising is as vital as anything else.


Love 
Oshin 

HOMEMADE FACE PACKS FOR OILY SKIN

Wash your face with lukewarm water first and then with cold water. Lukewarm water opens the pores and hence help wash off the dirt and dust and the cold water helps close them so that no dirt enters again. Do not use soap or face wash to clean the mask, use only water.










  1. APPLE FACIAL MASK: Smash 1/2 apple add 1 tbsp lime juice and 2 tbsp sour cream. Apply to face and let it stay on for 10-15 mins. Wash it off with lukewarm water first and then the col water.
  2. TOMATO FACIAL MASK: Add tomato juice to 1/3 cup flour and mix it well to a consistency of paste. Apple and leave till it dries. Repeat the washing drill like the previous
  3. POTATO FACIAL MASK: Take a tbsp of potato juice and add it to tbsp of fuller's earth ( multani mitti) . Mix it well and apply to face. Let it dry and then wash it off like the previous.
  4. MINT FACIAL MASK : Take a tbsp of mint juice add a teaspoon of honey to it and a teaspoon rose water. Apply to face. Let it dry and then wash it.

Friday, 27 April 2012

HOMEMADE FACE PACKS FOR DRY SKIN


Always wash your face with lukewarm water not hot or cold. While making these face packs substitute water with rose water for the extra glow and do not wash the face pack with face wash or a soap just use water.





  1.  BANANA FACIAL MASK:  Mash 1/2 banana and add 1 tablespoon honey and 2 table spoon sour cream. Mix well and apply to face. Wait for 10 - 15 mins. Wash it off with lukewarm water
  2. PAPAYA FACIAL MASK: Take a slice of papaya and mash it well. You can add 2 tsp of rose water if you wish too otherwise papaya is the best natural face pack. Apply to your face leave for 15 mins and wash it off with lukewarm water.
  3. WHEAT FLOUR FACIAL MASK: Take wheat flour, add a tablespoon of milk cream and rose water to make it to a paste and then apply to your face. Leave till it dries and wash it off with lukewarm water. 
  4. HONEY FACIAL MASK: Take 1½ tbsp honey, 1 egg white, 2 tsp glycerin, 1/3 cup flour. Whisk the honey, egg white and glycerin together and then add the flour. It should result in a thick paste. Apply to face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. 
  5. ALMOND FACIAL MASK: Soak about 7-8 almonds overnight. Peel of the skin and grind while adding rose water to a paste. Apply to face, let it dry and then wash off with lukewarm water.
These masks will help your skin to stay moisturized naturally, will firm it and give it a natural glow.

Love

Oshin

Thursday, 26 April 2012

10 NATURAL WAYS TO GROW YOUR HAIR:
Who doesn't love long, thick lustrous hair. But if it were only that easy. Hair according to me needs the same amount of attention as your face especially with all those treatments and flat irons.. So here are some simple little things you can do that your hair grows beautiful.







1)REGULAR TRIMS:
It may sound weird as to why trim your hair when the whole point is to grow it out.. true but trimming help loose those drained ends and split ends.. even though these do not effect the growth of the hair much as the growth is from root not tips, it does lead to breakage and unhealthy hair.. we do not want that.

2)HOT OIL SCALP MASSAGES:
It is said by massaging your hair with hot oil leads to an increase in the blood flow.. I am not sure if it really works but it does leave you with really soft, shiny, healthy hair and also prevents dry hair and split ends.

3)NEVER CONDITION YOUR SCALP:
Yes that is true.. Conditioning your scalp will make your hair look dull and will increase dandruff.. conditioning is to be done only at hair ends..

4)PROTEIN BOOST:
Hair is nothing but protein. Food with high protein content will help grow it faster.. so eggs and pulses are like wonder drugs for your hair.

5)SPACE YOUR WASHES:
Washing your hair everyday is not a very good idea. It may leave your hair completely dry due to excessive use of shampooing and conditioning. Ideally 2 - 3 times a week is good enough.

6)WHILE SLEEPING:
Never ever tie your hair in a tight ponytail or a bun or tight anything while going to bed! It may lead to breakage.. Tie it loosely and always comb your hair before going to bed.

7)NEVER BRUSH YOUR HAIR WHEN WET:
Never do that.. its the worst you can do.. Your hair will break more easily cause when wet hair is vulnerable so avoid it.

8)BEAT THE HEAT:
Too much of heat is not good for your hair. Avoid exposing your hair to sun for too long. Wear caps and scarves. And also heating in the form of dryers and flat irons is also a big no if you want healthy long hair.. Avoid it as much as you can.



9) BIOTIN:
A lot of people say biotin effects the growth of your hair. It is a Vitamin B that is present in foods like eggs, soy, whole grains and liver. You can also take supplements for it. Be ready for some amazing results.

10)YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT:
And this applies to your tresses as well. The more nourishment your body gets, the faster your hair will grow. Some of the best hair foods are salmon, sardines, tuna, eggs, cereal, nuts, green veggies, carrots and lastly a lot of water!

Hair growth can be affected by these simple things that can be integrated in your lifestyle. There are many other ways to make hair growth faster naturally. 

Love 


Oshin
FIX THOSE SPLIT ENDS:
We all suffer from this at some point of time to other. Split ends are nothing but denatured proteins due to excessive use of hair dryers, flat irons etc or any other harsh chemical's , but this can be prevented with these simple recipes that you can make at your home. All these things do wonders to your hair split ends or not and also they are easily available


REMEDY 1:


You'll need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  •  Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
Heat the oil and massage your scalp and hair roots.
Mix rest of the ingredients together till completely mixed. Apply to your hair in sections starting from the scalp and work your way till the ends. Put a shower cap on and leave for good 30 mins. Rinse with cold water. This will leave you with soft, shiny hair. Once or twice a week will leave you with excellent results





REMEDY 2:


You'll need:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Coconut or Olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Gooseberry (optional)
Heat the oil and massage into your scalp root to tip properly.
Mash the avocado and mix with mashed banana, honey and egg yolk. If you are using the gooseberry its advised to blend it with few drops of water in a blender and use the juice in the mixture.
Apply to your hair root to tips, focusing on the tips. Put a shower cap on and leave for about 30 mins. Rinse with cold water. This treatment is for severely damaged hair as it provides high conditioning. Repeat it twice a week if your hair is really damaged.




 REMEDY 3:


You'll need:

  • Beer
Yes only beer. I recently read somewhere that beer works wonders at fixing split ends because the proteins and sugar in beer bonds to the hair shaft, therefore fortifying dry hair and split ends and giving a silky shine to your hair.


How to use:
Pour the amount of light beer enough to cover your hair in a spray pump bottle. Then spray the beer evenly on your hair after a hair wash and towel dry. Style as normal. Don't worry you will not smell of beer all day long, the smell will quickly dissipate.


You can always leave comments if you wish to know a homemade fix for something. I would love to help out.

Stay beautiful..
Love
Oshin

Saturday, 21 April 2012

ALL NATURAL PEDICURE
So its summer time again and out come all those lovely flip flops and sandals. Time to pamper your feet. This all natural pedicure is simple and makes your feet summer ready.
















RELAXING  MOISTURIZING FOOT SOAK:


You will need

  • 1 tub filled with really warm water
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup of Baking soda
  • 10 to 20 drops of essential oil ( lavender, lemon etc , whatever you fancy)


Mix all the ingredients in the tub and soak your feet for at least 15-20 minutes. You can also add smooth stones or marbles easily available in the market to the bottom of you tub and get a nice massage along with a nice warm soak.


MOISTURIZING FOOT SCRUB:


You will need

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil ( optional)
  • Avocado (optional)


Mix all the ingredients until it forms a thick granulated paste and scrub your feet with it focusing on rough areas to remove the dead skin. Wash with warm water


SOOTHING FOOT MOISTURIZER:


You will need:

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Almond oil
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule
  • Essential Oil 10 drops (optional)

Mix the Olive and Almond oil properly. Next add the contents of the capsule by puncturing it. Now add the essential oil if you want to. Heat this mixture for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Apply on your feet focusing on the rough areas. Its better if you try it right before sleeping at night. In the morning your feet will feel really soft or you can just put socks on for the effect to last.


With these easy natural recipes your feet will be summer ready in no time. Hope you like it


Love
Oshin

Friday, 20 April 2012

STRAWBERRY HAND AND FOOT EXFOLIANT
You will need:

  • 8-10 strawberries
  • 2 tbsp Apricot oil ( you may even use Olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse salt ( Kosher or sea salt)












Procedure:
Mix all the ingredients together and gently massage into feet and hands. Leave it for 10 minutes after scrubbing and then rinse it with cold water. Do not forget to moisturize. Strawberries are natural exfoliants and thus help in keeping your feet and hands soft


Love 
Oshin

HONEY-COCOA BUTTER LIP BALM
You will need:

  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 3/4 tsp beeswax-grated
  • 1/2 tsp pure cocoa butter
  • Flavored oil of your choice peppermint or vanilla or anything you fancy
  • 1 vitamin E capsule 






Procedure:


  • In a saucepan heat the oil, honey, wax and butter at a low temperature until it just melts.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes
  • Pour in the flavored oil and the contents of the capsule
  • Pour into containers of your choice


Hope you like this scrumptious lip balm that leaves your lips so soft.



Love
Oshin 
AVOCADO CARROT CREAM MASK
You will need:

  • 1 Avocado mashed
  • 1 Carrot, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoon honey






Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well together until smooth. Spread it over your face and neck. Leave for 15- 20 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.
This mas has avocado which is high in vitamin E and carrots which are a great source of beta-carotene and antioxidants. Cream is high in calcium and proteins. This mask will improve the texture of your skin, rebuild skin collagen and help fade age spots. 
The result may vary for different skin types but in all this mask gives you a glow.
Do try it out and let me know

Love
Oshin


NATURAL WEEK
For quiet sometime I have noticed that the posts which have the most views are the ones on natural products.. 
So coming week I have decided that each day I would post easy DIY homemade beauty recipes for every problem that you ever had.. till I run out of my secret collection of-course. Hope you love them


Love 
Oshin  

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

How to dress slimmer:
All women want to create that illusion of having that lean silhouette. Here are some tips to dress slimmer. Remember to be true to your own fashion sense for best results. Accessories, if paired well can add  the wow factor to a simple outfit .






1) Understand your body type:
Knowing what body type you are is very essential to dressing good. Find out what body type you are hour glass, pear, tube or apple figure and look at celebrities with the same body type to get a hint as to what is appropriate for your body type.


2) Don't go too loose:
Everyone knows that clothing that is too tight ain't flattering, same applies to clothing that is way too loose. Loose clothes camouflage your figure altogether and you end up looking like a box, now we wouldn't want that. It is very important for you to buy clothes that fit you well not too tight not too loose.


3) Maintain a waist:
No matter what your body type is, you should always accent your waist. Like go with a chunky belt and flat fronted trousers for that slimming effect. Choose dresses that cinch at your natural waist line for that slimming effect.


4) Wrap & Ruche:
If your uncomfortable about your stomach, you are not alone. Many women are insecure about there abdomen area. Easily camouflage your trouble areas with ruched tops. Wrap tops and dresses can also help accentuating your waist while hiding your stomach.


5) Go straight not skinny:
Yes skinny jeans have been the rage for the past few years. Though they look lovely on a tube body type the barely flatter other body types. Choose straight fit jeans over skinny, that taper to your ankle creating a lovely triangle silhouette without clinging to your tummy and thigh's.


6) Wedge it up :
Creating the illusion of length is the key to appear slimmer. Wedge shoes not only shape your calf but also elongate your legs. Wedges are generally comfortable and available in all styles suitable for all events.


7) Go dark:
One of the perennial fashion tips to dress slimmer is to wear dark clothes. Though the seem delicate and airy, avoid whites ad pastels. Black, navy blue and dark green make excellent choices. These dark colors are great for slimming down. Mix stripes and prints with solids for the best results. You don't have to go dark all over, just the areas you wish to hide.




Dressing up to slim down is simple. Remember that understanding your own body type is the first step in creating a gorgeous, lean silhouette. Embrace your body and true beauty will follow.
Love
Oshin




Sunday, 4 March 2012

Fix those damaged hair at home:
All the styling pretty much does it for your hair and then the chemical treatments that we get done at the saloons to make it better just ruins it more. So here are some hair masks that will fix that for you without any side effects. Keep this regular and you'll always have shiny bouncy hair.








Mask for all hair problems and types:
you'll need :
1) Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
2) Honey - 1 tsp
3) Black tea extract - 1 tbsp
4) Castor oil - 1 tbsp
5) Thyme oil - 1/2 tbsp


- Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight or boil them for half hour changing the water in 15 mins.
- Blend the fenugreek seeds with the rest of the ingredients to make a paste
- Massage this paste on scalp and hair and leave it for 20-30 mins
- Wash it off with a mild shampoo


Hair mask for split ends:
you'll need :
1) Olive oil - 2 tbsp
2) Liquid lecithin - 1 tsp ( you can use egg yolk too instead)
3) Honey - 1 tsp


- Mix everything together and warm it.
- Apply it on your scalp and ends properly
- Wrap your head with a shower cap for 30 minutes
- Wash


Hair mask for dry hair :
You'll need :
1) Yogurt(full cream) - 1 cup
2) Egg yolk - 1
3) Jojoba oil - 1 tbsp
4) Beeswax pellets - tsp


- Microwave the beeswax and jojoba oil till it melts.
- Mix this mixture with egg yolk and yogurt.
- Apply this mixture generously to your hair and leave for about 30 mins
- Rinse with shampoo and condition.


Mask for getting shiny hair :
You'll need :
1) Eggs - 2
2) Milk(full cream) - 1 tbsp
3) Honey - tsp


- Beat the ingredients and apply on your hair.
- Rinse after about 10 mins and you'll get instant shine to your hair.


Mask for thin hair :
You'll need :
1) Oat flakes - 1 tbsp
2) Castor oil - 1 tbsp
3) Milk(full cream) - tbsp


- Mix the ingredients and apply to hair thoroughly 
- Leave for 4 hours , rinse .


Mask to prevent hair fall :
You'll need :
1) Potato - 1
2) Aloe vera gel - 2 tbsp
3) Honey - 1 tbsp
4) Vitamin A&E - 1 capsule


- Peel the potato and blend it with water to take out its juice.
- Mix 2 tbsp of potato juice with rest of the ingredients.
- Apply to the roots and massage the scalp.
- Cover your hair with shower cap or towel.
- After 2 hours rinse
- Do this twice a weak.


Conditioning hair mask :
You'll need :
1) Banana - 1/2
2) Avocado - 1/4
3) Wheat germ oil - 1 tbsp
4) Yogurt - 1 tbsp
5) Mayonnaise - 1 tbsp
6) Vitamin E capsule - 1



- Blend all the ingredients.
- Squeeze the contents of the capsule in the mixture
- Apply and leave for half hour
- Rinse with mild shampoo


Hair mask to prevent dandruff :
You'll need :
1) Thyme oil - 1/2 tsp
2) Sweet almond oil - 2 tbsp


- Pour the mixture on clean damp hair
- Massage into scalp and leave for 20 mins
- Rinse using mild shampoo


Mask for softening dry hair :
you'll need :
1) Chamomile flower - 1 tbsp
2) Comfrey root - 1 tsp
3) Nettle - 1 tsp
4) Elder flower - 1 tsp
5) Apple cider vinegar - 1 tsp
6) Water - as required


-Boil the herbs in water enough to wash your hair repeatedly.
- Let it stand for 30 minutes
- Add vinegar to the filtrate of the herbs and mix
- After shampooing, pour this mixture 4 - 5 times on your hair







A Bracelet DIY:
You'll need
1) Scissors
2) Cotton rope
3) Thread
4) Beads of your choice














Cut the rope so that it goes twice around your hand then fold it in half, place the bead in between and sow it in the place as shown










     Keep sowing in the beads in the same fashion till you reach almost the end and your bracelet is done.


















 You can use any type of beads and can even make it twice as long to wrap around.














Hope you like them
Love 
Oshin
Make you're own Kohl :
Back in those day's when there were no fancy cosmetic names this is how my grandma got her kohl! In my venture of going all natural, I just had to try this. I know it's a little difficult but this is way more healthy and also if you are like me this wont itch your eyes. 












You'll need:
1) Cotton
2) 1 nutmeg
3) 2 almond's
4) 1 clove
5) Clarified Butter
6) Brass Plate
7) Muslin

To begin :
1) Put the nutmeg, almonds and clove in the blender with a few drops of water so that it has paste like texture.
2) Take a flat piece of cotton 
3) Put the mixture on the cotton 
4) Roll the cotton in a wick
5) Dip this wick in the clarified butter. It should be drenched completely.
6) Hold it by a tweezer or put it in a steel bowl(small one) and light it up
7) Hold the brass plate above the wick, pretty close and collect the soot.
8) After the whole wick has burnt put a drop of clarified butter on the soot collected, and scrape it out.
9) Make a little ball out of it and tie it in the muslin cloth.
10.) Boil water and put this muslin cloth in it . This will get rid of excessive oil and you'll be left with your natural kohl.


I hope you'll try this out. I am sorry I did not put any pictures but ill soon . Do try it out.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

10 One ingredient DIY face masks:
Here are one of those many secrets my grandma sits on.. that still gives her a flawless skin.. she claims.. shes never ever suffered acne of any sort (gasp) So anyway's here are some one ingredient face masks to give you that glow without much work






1) HONEY : Use a  cloth damp with warm water and pat it on your skin. This opens up the pores. Smear honey on your skin and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse of with warm water and pat your skin dry .


2) RAW EGG YOLK : Spread on face and neck. Leave for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water.


3) RAW EGG WHITE : Beat egg white till frothy and apply on face. Wait till it dries and wash it off with warm water.


4) GRAPES : Cut one grape in half and rub it slightly all over your face. Do this for around 5-10 minutes.


5) BANANA : Mash one overripe banana and apply on face. Wash it after 20-30 minutes with warm water.


6) PLAIN YOGURT : Apply it all over your face ( preferably when cold) . Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it with cold water.


7) AVOCADO :  Mash avocado and leave it on your skin for 20 minutes. Rinse it.


8) MILK : Swab on face with a cotton ball. Leave on till your face seems tight and then rinse it of with cold water.


9) CUCUMBER : Mash the cucumber .. don't completely drain of its water. Apply on face. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.


10) PAPAYA : Mash a papaya. Apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it for around 15-20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.


So here are the 10 one ingredient DIY facemasks
Hope you liked them
Love
Oshin


Delish Fusion:
This is the most easiest chicken recipe ever! and it still tastes a million bucks... 
All you need is:
1)Chicken breast cut pieces(boneless) - 1kg
2)Desi ghee(clarified butter) - tbsp
3)4-5 lemons
4)Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
5)Garam masala - 1 tbsp ( for those who don't know what is garam masala refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garam_masala)

6) 3 - black cardamom
7)Whole Black Pepper seeds (pounded) - 1/2 tsp
8) Salt to taste

Take a pressure cooker and add the clarified butter to it.. Once hot add garam masala and black pepper and sauté.

Then add the ginger garlic paste and sauté again for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the chicken and lemon juice and seal the pressure cooker. No need to add water.

Cook for about 8 - 10 mins and your chicken is ready to serve.. as easy as it can get

Bon Appétit 

Love
Oshin



Get shiny bouncy hair :
Like everyone else I have my own hair woes.. and also like everyone else I have tried whatever I could from hair spas to hair packs to what not.. and then my grandma came to my rescue.. back in those saloon deprived days they did this thing every other fortnight and they still have lush hair.. best of all you'll find all these ingredients in your kitchen.. 








You'll need:
1) bowl( make sure its the one you don't use enough)
2) a spoon
3) olive oil
4) 1 egg white
5) 1 spoon curd
6) 1 table spoon honey
7) 2 table spoon lemon juice
8) brush you use to apply hair color..or anything else like that
9) a towel


Heat the olive oil to luke warm and massage your scalp with it.. tie it in a braid .
After about two hours take your bowl mix the egg white the curd ,honey and lemon juice in it.. mix it well..
Put the towel across your shoulders and start applying this mixture on your scalp.. once you've covered your scalp apply it to the hair.
Once done applying tie it up in a bun 
Now you have to wait till it dries and wash it off..
You will be left with beautiful shiny hair.. not only does this avoid split ends and dryness it also gets rid of dandruff..
Hope you like it
Love Oshin

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Make your Own gym routine:
I know how difficult it is to find a gym nearby and if you do how difficult it is to follow the whole regime .. But we do want that hot bod and to get something we have to work a sweat.. On one of my online ventures i found this site .. it tells you  an exercise of a part which you choose.. and best of all they could all be done at the comfort of your own home.. CHECK IT OUT :)




http://www.divine.ca/en/fitness-and-nutrition/exercise-finder/c_266/

Love
Oshin 

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Revamping your old and boring Hair clips to new and exciting:
Its very simple and adds chicness to simple hairdo's .. follow these simple steps and you'll have lovely accessories.


You'll need: 
1) A clip it could be the one like in the picture or a bobby pic would do too
2) scissors
3) 1st cloth i chose satin in black you could take any cloth in any color .. prints would look lovely too
4) 2nd cloth for tying the bow in between.. i took a chiffon on teal color but again you can choose anything.. be creative.
5) super glue(not pictured here) i used feviquick


So Lets begin:
First take the 1st cloth your going to make your bow with and fold it in a circular fashion as shown.. these will give you puffy bows which are soo much prettier <3 .








Then hold it from between folding the longer side thrice to give the bow effect as shown in the picture..












    Once you have the desired shape sew it.. it doesn't matter what color thread you choose as we are going to cover it but sew it tightly .. 






Next cut a long thin piece of the 2nd cloth.. As you can see it doesn't have to be neat














  Roll it around the middle of the bow where you stitched and stick it using super glue to hide the thread.  Once your done your bow is ready..
All you need to do is stick it on your clip.. Apply the glue on the clip and stick the bow on it and your done..


  Here is how the final product looks like simple chic and elegant..
I hope you liked it 
love Oshin
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Monday, 27 February 2012

Making your own Body Scrub:

Its pretty easy to make your own body scrub which works way better than any other scrub i bought from the market..






Here's how to make it:
You will need


  • Raw brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • vanilla essence (or any other )
  • a spoon to stir
  • a plastic jar
Fill the jar with brown sugar..
After that start mixing oil.. it should not get saturated.. if you 
think it is then go ahead put more sugar but the mixture should be of a thick consistency and should look like this




After this put in your vanilla essence and voila! your scrub is ready


TO USE:  
After you've washed up in the shower or tub,  right before you step out, stick two fingers in the jar of scrub and rub onto your skin in a circular motion. It sloughs off dead skin cells nicely. Once you've scrubbed all over, rinse off any excess sugar (not the oil) and step out of the shower. Step out of the shower and towel off. Because your pores are open and you’re using penetrating oils, you’re left with soft, smooth, moisturized skin! I never have to use lotion on the days I use my body scrub, even in winter!

Making your own customized laptop sleeve:
Its been quiet a while since i saw this somewhere on the net while surfing and haven't been able to get it out of my head.. its simple.. classic and so chic... the best part is you can make a rendered version of this to fit to your needs.. 

MATERIAL:
you'll need
1) felt (as per the size of your laptop)
2) faux leather.. you could also use a print of your choice
3) Button..bigger the better
4) Embroidery thread.. 2 or more as per the usage
5) Embroidery needle
6) Adhesive

Lets get started-The tutorial:



1) Cut up the leather a little bigger than your laptop




2) Cut it further on the long side of your laptop leaving around 1 to 1.5 inches.




3) cut out the extra material for the strap








               
   4) cut a thinner strap of leather to make the hook










5) use adhesive to stick the felt to the leather cut out for the laptop.









6) Blanket stitch the edges ( that is the longer side of the sleeve)

   



              
7) Stitch one short side of the sleeve.. stitching it on the wrong side that  is on the outside will work well too







 8) now insert your laptop in the unfinished sleeve to check the size and if bigger cut of the extra part and sew the case make sure that you measure it correctly












 9) Sew the button on












  10) Cut a small triangular piece from extra leather and sew it on the other side of the sleeve opposite to the side with button with the thin string of leather we cut for the loop.. check before sewing it on.. after sewing it cut the extra string hanging out.










THE FINAL PRODUCT:






I hoped you liked this DIY tutorial and please do leave your suggestions and do tell me if you try it ...
~Love Oshin <3