My favorite​ Beaches on The Atlantic

Ocean and sea beaches have always been a weakness for me. Spending the day with family on a beautiful beach feels bliss to me. Here are some of my favorite beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.

Charleston Folly Beach-

We would never get bored in Charleston. Each time we visit there we find something new to do, something new to explore and also the same old landmarks would feel more entertaining than ever. Among the other parts of Charleston, Folly Beach in South Carolina is very popular for surfing, fishing, kayaking, and other water activities. Family- friendly and eye-pleasing beautiful shoreline will definitely worth for the ultimate beach vacation. More to that, the historic downtown of Charleston and the comfort southern food, yum, both are definitely worth to try on. Our most favorite is Griffon’s famous fish and chips.

South Beach Miami-

One of the most happening beaches, the food, the people, the fashion, the drinks, the music, the ambiance, glittering nightlife, everything is absolutely great there. Of course, because it’s Miami. We had the most amazing time there. One of the best scenic, relaxing, energetic place I have ever visited. Famous for one of the most trendy beach destinations, South Beach Florida is definitely a fun place to visit.

North Myrtle Beach-

I would say Myrtle Beach is a great family vacation spot. Located in South Carolina, it’s one of our favorite. My kids love to go there, we love to go there. If you want to enjoy a complete vacation package where you can spend time in beaches, then go to fishing, kayaking, stroll on the nature trails and then shop at the nearby Tanger outlet mall, then you will get everything of these and much more in there, in Myrtle Beach.

 

Hilton Head Island-

Famous for the pristine beaches, the golf courses, and other outdoor water activities, Hilton Head Island is a very beautiful and a peaceful place to visit. Comfortable accommodation and a very restful place. We went there in the late November, so luckily we could see the amazing festive decor and also, there was a festive event, where fully decorated and different theme based Christmas Trees were displaying to sell, which was a bonus experience for us.

Loved every moment while we were there, and definitely would like to go again to find that tranquility.

Nags Head, NC Outer banks-

Nags Head is one of the best places to experience the North Carolina Outer Banks vacation. One of the beautiful sunsets I ever have seen was at the Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the largest sand dune on East Coast. The panoramic view of the sound, ocean and surrounding towns are honestly breathtaking. We have enjoyed one of our best summer days while we were there.

Daytona Beach-

Definitely, a fun place to visit with family. Loved the driving on the beach, lots of beach activities are available on Daytona. We always make a stop there, while we are visiting Florida. And if you are a fan of racing then you have to go to Daytona International Speedway complex to experience the ultimate NASCAR racing.

Enjoy the summer days.

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Spring Look-Pink/Mauve

Here is a daytime spring look which I have created recently, inspired by this beautiful blooming season. Pink-purplish eye makeup with soft pink lip.

The products I have used are-

For the base-

Origins Ginzing moisturiser, Kopari Coconut-Rose spray, Lancôme Concealer, It Cosmetic Celebration foundation.

Eyes-

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Chocolate, Too Faced Chocolate Gold Pallet, L’Oréal Infallible black eye pencil, Lancôme Grandiose Mascara.

Blush- Laura Geller

Lips- Lipliner and lipstick, Bond Girl, Charlotte Tilbury

I used So Boure and Cocoa Truffle on the crease, then blend the colours. I have used Rollin In Dough on the brow bone. Then New Money-Livin Lavish on the center to the outer lid and lower lash line. Finishing the look with Dripping Diamonds on the corner of the eye.

Enjoy your Spring Days everyone.

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New Kylie Jenner Lip-kits

Tried for the first time and immediately fall in love with these KYLIE JENNER lip-kits. Each Lip Kit comes with a full-size Liquid Lipstick and a matching full-size Lip Liner. I got mine from Ulta.

I like pigmented lip colors, and these are super pigmented lip colors. The colors are true, long wearing and give the lips the ultimate all-day coverage. I don’t mind the matt looks, also they are not super dry for my lips. Once I moisturized my lips properly, I apply the lip liner first and then the lipstick. Both the formula give a creamy effect and really glide on the lips very smoothly, blends well too.

I got two shades- Dazzle from their new Velvet Liquid Lip collection and Head Over Heels from Matte Liquid Lip collection. Dazzle is a warm, terracotta orange shade and Head Over Heels is a beautiful plum shade.

Definitely, there are more gorgeous colors and formula to chose from KYLE COSMETICS. I am already making my future shopping list. What about you? Share your thoughts about KYLE Cosmetics.

STAY BEAUTIFUL

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SPRING PERFUMES

“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
— Millard Kaufman

I have found some fruity and floral scents at Ulta, which are great for spring and anytime.

JIMMY CHOO FEVER

Beautiful packaging, elegant, fun and worth trying. It has a playful floral scent, which can be addictive and sensual too.

MARC JACOBS DAISY LOVE SUNSHINE

Undeniably feminine with a youthful yet sophisticated composition, Daisy Love has creamy florally smell of petals from the Daisy tree mingle with the warmth of cashmere musk. It is one of my favorite.

ESCADA MIAMI BLOSSOM

If you want to experience some fun, fresh, fruity-citrusy perfume then try this one. It is ideal for spring to summer, reminds me of Miami Beaches and Pool Parties.

PHILOSOPHY AMAZING GRACE MAGNOLIA

This is a new scent with a beautiful composition of Magnolia, Musk, and Italian Bergamot. Available at Ulta, price- Eau de toilette spray fragrance 2oz., $50.

STAY  HAPPY AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL

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Lip Trend- Two-tone​ Lip Color

Like the Ombre hair color? and now try the Ombre lip color trend or two-toned lip color. The two-toned lip trend got it’s popularity a few years ago, and now it is back in the trend and it is being hugely used by the fashion designers, models, celebrities, and for everyday looks. Ombre lips are basically gradation of colors, same color but fading from dark to light from outer lip to the inner lip or vice versa. Sure, it seems like a tricky makeup trend, but surprisingly it is very easy to follow. And the looks will be totally different, if try with the pink-orange shades then the lip will look like the stains we get after eating a popsicle.

THE STEPS OF OMBRE OR TWO-TONED LIPS-

The first step is the color selection. To decide the colors, I like to pick one color that will be my main lip color. Then I choose a color that is either lighter than my base color or darker than my base color.  But it has to be similar in hue.

The main technique to do this lip trend is to use the gradient from outer most edge to the innermost part of the lips or even going horizontally across such that one corner of the mouth is lighter in color than the other corner.

The simplest form of ombre lips is to use the lighter shade on one lip and the darker shade on the other lip and then blending them in at the inner side of the lips. This technique is hugely popular on the runway shows.

Another technique of using the colors is to line the lips with a lip liner that is one shade darker than the base lipstick color.  First, use the dark shades little thicker on the corners and gradually making thinner to the curves of lips. Then apply the base lipstick to the lips leaving out the innermost part of the lips. Finally, use the lighter lipstick and top off with clear gloss to even it all out.

Many brands have already launched some beautiful shades of two-toned lipsticks. I have tried the Laneige Two-toned lipstick, I am really impressed, it is a glossy one, and it gives me a bright stained lip.

STAY BEAUTIFUL AND BE HAPPY.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him​

Every year I am having the same confusion, what to get for him? I mean he is a romantic guy and doesn’t mind to celebrate Valentine but at the same time, it’s not easy to impress him. He wants to buy stuff when he is in a shopping mood and that, by the way, comes very rare, maybe once in a year. So, I have to dig a lot to find a perfect Valentine gift for my husband. Over the years I have learned that the most unexpected gifts often make him intrigued, and the most common ones like the flower, cards, and teddy bear only get one “thank you”. This year, I have quite a number of interesting finds for Men Valentines Gifts, and when Amazon is there to make the last minute shopping possible, then no doubt, I will share about those amazing gift ideas from Amazon.

My most favorite for this year V-day gifts are the Couple Journals, where one can share thoughts and feelings for the other one or there are journals for future life plannings, bucket lists, and many more. Sort of scrapbooking, and also the extensions of just a Valentine card.

 

Another great idea is personalized​ or engraved gifts-

And then there are some great​ gifts to​ relieve the stress like the neck, back and foot massager-


And for those coffee and tea lovers, coffee makers and tea kettles or milk warmer would be a great choice-

Next,​ are the gifts for those unique chefs who constantly delivers​ the most strange improvised cooking dishes from our kitchens-

And finally for the trending tech gift ideas-

It feels great​ when we find the perfect gift for our loved ones, surprise them and make them feel special. These are some of my favorite​ men gift ideas for this Valentine’s day and these products are great gifts for any occassion and for anybody.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

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Bubble Mask

What is BUBBLE MASK? Bubble Mask is a kind of face mask, which anyone can easily apply at home. After cleaning the face, apply it and wait for 15 minutes to activate the mask and then rinse off ( depends on the individual mask’s instructions). It’s a new trend in the beauty industry. Originally, it’s a K- Beauty trend, which now gets immense popularity among many countries. Especially in the USA, from the luxury brand to the mainstream companies, all are producing different versions of Bubble Masks. Also, in social media, Bubble Mask has been claimed a must try beauty product.

How does it work on our skin?

Yes, definitely you will feel a little weird and also look crazy while using this mask, but in reality, it’s more than a trendy beauty gimmick. It actually works. I feel it works better than the sheet masks for my skin. Because, the Bubble Mask, more specifically the Bubbling, oxygenating masks actually rely on other ingredients to preserve their bubble action until the right time. When you open them up, the bubbles are unleashed into the air gets to work and in just 15 minutes the mask starts to detoxify, oxygenate and fight against pollutants and helps the skin to achieve that pore-less, brightening and purified feel.

The concept behind Bubble Mask is fairly simple: The bubbling and fizzing action is meant to infuse the skin with oxygen and help the mask’s ingredients penetrate. Experts say, good ol’ oxygen can help wounds heal by increasing circulation, which gets more cells where they need to go to help you recover. As we get older, our circulation decreases so oxygen can make up for that. And in the process, it can up your collagen production for plump, bouncy skin. 

I have seen many high-end brands as well as some drugstore brands who are producing Bubble Masks. Different bubble Masks for different targeted treatments, like Honey Bubble Mask for hydrating, Charcoal Bubble Mask for purifying the skin and so on. I like the fizzing effect on my skin, it’s kind of relaxing and I love the instant result. Try one today, it’s so much fun.

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Epcot-Walt Disney Park

We visited Florida in the last week of 2018, it was a great 7 days family vacation and we enjoyed immensely. We spent the last day of 2018 in Epcot and what a fun 31st it was.

Like other Walt Disney Theme Parks, Epcot has also many different kinds of attractions, for little ones to the thriller seekers, there are activities for everyone. Epcot features two distinct park sections, Future World and World Showcase, both full of attractions, dining, and entertainment. Besides the rides, Epcot’s seasonal festivals like Flower and Garden in the spring and Food and Wine in the fall are very popular. But by seeing the New Year celebrations with the fireworks and live performances surely one can tell that Epcot is not just a theme park, it is a ‘Grown up’ Theme Park.

We started our day very early in the morning when the line was shorter. Our first stop was the Disney Character Spots, where you can interact with the Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Anna and Elsa, Aladdin and Jasmine and other Disney princesses and capture photos. It was a nice way to start your day with the little ones.

Then we headed to the rides. The most popular rides in Epcot are Soarin’, Test Track, Frozen Ever After, Mission Space, Space Ship Earth. And for the little ones the best attractions are- The Sea with Nemo And Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, Living with The Land.

My favorite attractions are mostly from the World Showcase, where you can visit 11 different countries’ pavilions and taste their foods, get to know their heritage and culture, shop authentic souvenirs from the gift shops and can enjoy some amazing attractions. One of my favorites is Jeweled Dragon Acrobats in China Pavilion.

Another favorite is the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico Pavilion. Illumination: Reflection of Earth is one magnificent show, it is a projection show with laser and fireworks.

Another great activity for kids is the Kidcot Fun Stops, my daughter loves this, it is like exploring around the World. It is fun and entertaining for kids, there are different art supplies provided at each pavilion, to draw, color and collect activity cards from each Country. The Cast Members share rich stories about their native countries and kids make their special keepsake and pick up a memento from that country. Kidcot Fun Stops are located in every international pavilion at Epcot.

It was so much fun to visit Epcot on the New Year Eve, the food, party crowds, live performances, music, dancing on the roads and then the breathtaking fireworks, it was a perfect ending of 2018.

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Winter Hair Care

Like our skin, our hair also needs extra care in this winter season. Dryness, dullness, dandruff, frizziness, hair thinning, split ends and other many more hair problems can create unacceptable bad hair days. So, the time is here to winterize our hair routine. I like to keep my hair care simple yet effective.

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As a mom of two, hovering among many daily activities, I really struggle to follow a perfect winter hair care. Still, I try to protect my hair from the dryness. I like to oil my hair twice a week, mostly with organic coconut oil or almond oil and I like to use very little oil just enough to moisture my scalp and hair. Because the more oil I use, the more shampoo I would be needed to wash away the oil. To prevent hair falling and hair thinning I use a mixture of oils (Castor oil, Coconut oil, and Almond Oil) and use it at least once a week. Tea tree oil and Aloe vera gel are also beneficial for hair fall.

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And in the winter, it is best to use as little chemical as possible. Then, after the shampoo, I like to use a leave-in conditioner or Moroccan oil. Also, because of using hair color, I always use Sulphate and Paraben free shampoo.

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Shea butter or coconut based shampoo and oil-based conditioners are always good for dryness.

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Thick hair needs deep conditioning, once a week, hair mask is just fine and also I keep the conditioner away from my roots, again the less is good. For thin hair, the regular hair conditioner is enough, or the heavy conditioner can make the thin hair flat.

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I also reduce my blow dry time and rely upon the good old towel drying technique. I always use heat protectant product before using any hot tools for hair, like the dryer, straightener or curling wand. And after the hair styling, I use this amazing hair styling product which helps me with the frizziness.

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And for dandruff, I like to use a homemade hair pack, made with plain yogurt, lime juice, and honey.

Go natural and keep it moisturized- that’s my basic winter hair care mantra.

STAY WARM AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL

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