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Showing posts from April, 2012
Ahhhh......The bane of bad weather.Sitting cooped in within the 4 walls of your home.And to make matters worse,being alone.That's what is strangely sad about this place.Its a very small country,basically a desert towards the outer ends.

There is not much to see or do unless you are willing to shell out ,what in the end is ,more than half of your monthly income in entertaining yourself.I guess its the same everywhere but unlike India,where you can take a long drive to some remote place and see anything,a beach or temples,or relatives and what not.But out here,you are basically without relatives or family.Its you and the single unit family.
I just finished cooking for the day and am waiting for my husband to come home to have lunch with me.I hate eating alone unless I'm unbearably hungry.Rule of thumb is,eat breakfast by yourself and wait for the other main meals to eat as a family.I'm guessing many women do this,they love to eat as a family but I'm not sure about men do…

Hair Fall

I have an auto immune problem and take a bunch of medications that make my hair fall every now and then,plus even seasonal changes cause hair fall.
No that's not my picture below but I have tons of friends who are losing their crowning glory,including me and that's the reason I was checking few sites out.

My own regimen is basically very simple.I oil my hair regularly with coconut oil and almond oil alternatively.I oil twice a week at night and wash it off the next day.I shampoo every 2 days to clean my scalp and avoid dandruff.But nonetheless,bad water,medications and anaemia have done their damage to my hair.I never had thick hair to begin with but its naturally wavy,so one cannot see how thin it is.But I tend to sweat a lot on my head and never leave my hair open coz its pretty irritating to have hair fall over my face when I'm cooking or working.

Some Hair trivia you should be aware of :

A Surprising Side Effect

Among the medications that list hair loss as a side effect ar…

Castor Oil

I had this bottle of Castor oil a long time back for a tummy ache and now its lying around.I have been using it on my eyebrows and eye lashes for its well known benefits.SO here's some research I present you guys with,so it can be of benefit to you as well.
What Are the Benefits of Castor Oil for Hair Growth?

Regular Castor oil use on your hair’s roots and scalp will help:

Increase hair growth

Thicken hair that is starting to thin out

Reduce and prevent hair damage

Eliminate dry hair

Make the hair fuller and shinier

Deeply condition and moisturize hair and scalp

Prevents dry scalp

Boost your hair’s overall health

Applying Castor oil to your hair tips will also prevent your hair from looking frizzy and having split ends and damage. You will also notice that your hair is stronger and won’t develop split ends that easily anymore.

How Do You Use Castor Oil to Prevent Hair Loss?

Here are the common step-by-step techniques for using castor oil in…

Spring rolls

I enjoy cooking but there are times you have no idea what to cook and you look for simple recipes which can be made in a jiffy.I had made these chicken spring rolls a couple of weeks ago for lunch.I just threw everything in and hoped for the best coz my husband hates Indo - Chinese food and I just love it.But it worked,he loved it and request I make more for him.So here's the recipe and hopefully you will like it.

Ingredients :

Half a Chicken (Boiled with 6 cloves,5 whole black pepper,salt to taste,1 inch pc cinnamon stick) You can save the stock you get for future pulaos and what not.

Shredded carrots,cabbage,capsicum,green chillies,spring onions ( they all should be finely chopped and uniform in size)

Soya sauce,White pepper,salt to taste


I shredded the chicken after it was boiled and cooled with my hands and just tossed the chicken,vegetables and soaya sauce,white pepper and salt.Its good to tatse at every point to get the taste just right.

You dont want it to be too salt…

Five Major Hair Care Myths

There's a lot of faulty science passed down generations when it comes to grooming.

Here, we take the mumbo-jumbo that a lot of you might believe.

Fixing Split Ends

It can't be done. Nope - it can't. The myth of 'fixing' split ends might have started with a company selling a split end sealing product, but split ends are terminal - they can't be fixed. You have to cut them off.

Of course, there are temporary fixes, with products that lay down the split ends so they don't show. But that's where the fixing ends.

Plucking a Grey Hair Causes Two to Grow Back

Again, not true. Plucking grey hair will damage your roots, even infect the empty root and hurt like hell, but it won't cause more grey hairs to sprout out. If it did, you'd have the world's cheapest (and most natural) way of avoiding baldness.

Braids Will Grow Your Hair Faster

For both women and men who braid their hair, braiding will cause too tight or too long can cause hair loss and baldness…

Kitchen beauty secrets of the stars

They may look like goddesses on the big screen and the red carpet, but even celebrities have their off days. And although they have an entourage of stylists and make up artists to make them look sensational, some stars also have kitchen beauty secrets that they swear by. Here are a few...

Aanchal Kumar

In my profession, we use loads of make up and our timings are awkward. So dark circles develop quite frequently. A home remedy I use is to mix lemon juice and tomato juice and apply it around my eyes. Trust me, it works instantly, and is better than any under eye cream.

Mini Mathur

Once a model friend of mine told me that when you have a zit, an easy way to get rid of it is by mixing a little sugar in water and applying it on that zit. Sugar is an astringent and helps close pores. Another time, right before a shoot, my blush got over. So I rushed into the hotel's kitchen where we were shooting and took some slices of beetroot. I rubbed it on my cheek bones right before applying my mak…