Thursday, August 15, 2013


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Always remind yourself that all relationships have a higher purpose. 
God created them to inspire us to understand and remember who we really are. After all, if you had no one to relate to, how could you know yourself? 
That is why all relationships are sacred.~Michael Massaro

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

~Honey & Lime Mint Iced Tea~

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5 cups water 
4 tea bags 
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 
6 tsp sugar (to taste) 
2 tsp honey (to taste) juice of 
1 lemon 

Boil water in a tea pot and add tea bags, mint and sugar. 
Cover the tea pot and let it brew for 3-5 minutes. 
Strain out the tea bags and mint leaves. 
Pour into tall glases half filled with ice. 
Add honey, stir and mix well. 
Chill and add freshly squeezed lime juice before serving. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy your drink.

*Tips for Lips*

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15 Beauty Tips for Dark or Black Lips

The problem of pigmented, dark or black lips is not uncommon… especially when all of us crave for soft, smooth and pinkish lips.
But why do the lips turn dark? Or we must say black?!?! Why does this so called lip discoloration happen?
Few of the reasons could be due to lack of proper care as well as an unhealthy lifestyle. They are said to be few of the reasons that can lead to a loss of the natural lip color, making them appear dark or black.
remedies for dark lips

How to avoid getting black lips:

getting black lips

1. Say ‘NO’ to smoking:

Every beauty tip for lips says  that nicotine causes darkening of the lips and lip discoloration. Otherwise also smoking is known to cause cancer and other diseases.
Drink less Coffee

2. Drink less Coffee:

Excess consumption of tea and coffee can turn lips black in addition to staining your teeth. So, limit your caffeine intake, in order to avoid your lips from acquiring a darker hue. 
Minimize Sun exposure

3. Minimize Sun exposure:

Exposure to the sun also causes lip darkening as there is an increased amount of melanin pigment in the lips. Ensure that you use lip products with SPF/UV protectors, if you are going to spend time outside. 
lipsticks for beautiful lips

4. Check your Lipsticks:

Prolonged and excessive use of lipsticks and lip cosmetics, especially lower-quality ones can also cause lip pigmentation.
Use lipsticks sparingly (apply only when you need them the most) and always buy lip products from reputed brands.
Ensure that you check for the expiry date and not use expired lipsticks or lip products.
Look for one or more of these ingredients in your lipsticks: Shea butter, clarified butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil. These moisturize your lips and prevent them from drying out.
Always remove your lip makeup using a good lip makeup remover or olive/almond/coconut oil. 
natural lip scrub

5. Scrub the Use a natural lip scrub:

at least once every week to remove dead cells and dry skin from your lips, and improve blood circulation. You can mix 5-6 drops of olive oil and 1 tsp sugar and use this for exfoliating your lips. Once you rinse off, apply healing lip butter or your favorite lip moisturizer.

6. Exfoliation:

Use some Vaseline on a baby toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips. This can be done daily.

7. Hydrated at all time:

Keep your lips moisturized and hydrated at all times.
For retaining the natural color of lips, it is essential to maintain hydration levels by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
In winters when we often tend to drink less water and that is when dehydration is noticed. Make sure to avoid this by drinking a decent amount.
Also, add high water-content fruits to your diet such as cucumber, watermelon, orange, grapefruit and lemon.
Lips are more delicate than the skin on any other part of our body. Hence, they need to be kept moist to avoid developing dryness and cracks, especially when they could possibly increase the chances of darkening the lips.
Use lip balms containing beeswax or cocoa butter as these seal in the moisture of your lips. 
dark lips treatment

8. Don’t suck your lips:

Dermatologists advise us not to suck or lick the lips, so as to keep them wet. If not taken care, this will further dry them out, leading to darkening of the lips. Even the habit of biting lips should be avoided as there is the risk of damaging them.
healthy diet for dark lips

9. Maintain healthy diet:

Vitamin deficiency can also lead to lip discoloration. Hence, maintain a healthy diet and eat lots of fruits and green vegetables.
Vitamin C intake is also essential for getting rid of lip pigmentation; hence eat foods rich in this vitamin.

Other Causes of Pigmented Lips:

10. Avoid Chlorinated water:

Chlorinated water could also be responsible for pigmented lips.

11. Genetic:

Lip pigmentation can also be genetic. So, in case, you have black or dark lips right from birth, there is not really much to be done except cosmetic surgery perhaps.

Some Natural Tips to treat Dark or Black Lips:

1. Apply almond oil on your lips before bedtime as this helps to lighten lips, thus reducing discoloration.
2. You can also mix lemon/lime juice with almond oil and apply for the same purpose.
3. Daily application of cucumber juice would also help lighten dark lips.
4. Another tried and tested remedy is regularly applying a mixture of lime juice, glycerin and honey and leaving it overnight.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


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Eid comes to us... With profusing joy. 
 Fragrant with the sweet freshness of roses and jasmines, 
 What a blessed month Ramadhan has been, 
 In its wake leaving a divine gift of Eid-ul-Fitr, Sacred and auspicious, 
 To fill our heart and homes with tremendous joy! 
 As the Eid Takbeera resounds In masjids all over, 
 Bright lights twinkling in the silver night, 
 And in the morning when the khutbo is recited, an immense feeling of joy, 
 And sev-khurmo (Vermicel) being served, 
 Indeed Eid-ul-Fitr has arrived! 
 With tears of gratitude, 
 We beseech to Allah, 
 To accept our ibadat and magfirat, 
 And thank for each and every nemat, 
 "EID" Is An Event When We Share Our Joys And Happiness, 
With Our Special Ones. 
 So On This Happy Event How I Can Forget My Special Ones.
I Wish That This EID Will Bring Prosperity And Unity For Us all. 
Happy Eid-Ul-Fitr 

~Detox Drink~

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You will love this tasty-home made-zero calorie-natural apple-cinnamon detox drink. It boosts your metabolism and has many more advantages. Put down your other calorie packed drinks and try this for a week, you will feel the energy boost and also drop weight!

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:)