Sustainable Fashion: A debatable topic: Green is the new black

Eco fashion these days is highly debatable. Sustainable fashion is a new revolution to fashion industry. Eco fashion is done with a motive to enhance the purchaser awareness of social and environmental concerns on the clothing manufacturing sectors.

Sustainable fashion can best be bore in by creating sustainably designed products which inflates the longevity of a garment. There are certain reasons behind the formation of the sustainable fashion movement and one of the major reasons is the rapid fashion phenomenon. According to the various research reports, low-cost clothing flies off the shelves faster, so now the brands have started focusing on cheap garments with short lead time. Recent studies conducted on carbon footprints in the United Kingdom were actually triggered by excess clothing bought by customers, which dangerously increases the rate of carbon dioxide emission into the environment, setting off alarms in those uprooting for sustainable fashion. People want to buy more garments every season even after knowing the fact that they are going to discard it at the end of the season. With this blog we aim to put a light on Consumers psychological behaviour which has to be changed to implement the sustainable fashion movement.

 Motive of debate

Sustainability, by definition, should meet and pile up with current generation needs without compromising future generations. The major trial in sustainability is the cooperation of all suppliers of individual components. They have to be ethically secured and accountable for various arenas like labour to transportation from factory to retail outlet, aftercare and disposal of garments.

For the fashion industry, green is the new black to focus on sustainable practices. According to a site source, “Several incidents in the twentieth century helped the rise of conscious consumerism. One is the fire in a Nike factory in Indonesia due to poor working conditions, resulting in protests and boycotts by employees and the media. And now Twenty-four years later, Nike is one of the leading companies in implementing sustainable practices.

Brands like Levi’s have showed implementation into the lifecycle of their garments to raise consumer awareness about sustainable fashion. A case in point is Levi’s Care Tag For Our Planet initiative and several big brands like Gucci, Calvin Klein, MK, Stella McCartney and Puma are also stressing on sustainability.

Ouch, Concerns of fashion industry

After the oil and gas industry, the fashion and textile sector is the most polluting, because each stage of a garment’s life cycle threatens our planet and resources. To produce a kilogram of cotton which is equivalent to one T-shirt or a pair of jeans requires more than 20,000 litres of water, one of the major resources. About 8,000 types of chemicals are used in the conversion of raw material into garments. If some clothes do not sell or when they go out of style, they land in giant landfills, adding to the pollution. So love you planet and join hands in sustainable fashion plead.

A Positive Mind Helps You Lighten Your Skin Tone

Mahatma Gandhi once very truly said, “a man is a product of his thoughts”. Coco Chanel, the icon of fashion and fragrance also withheld the belief that real and long lasting beauty comes from within which is further enhanced with proper training as long as one feels good and confident in his own skin and wears a positive attitude. Many other icons have carried forward the belief that ‘happy girls are the prettiest girls’; all of them reiterating the importance of letting happy and positive thoughts dwell in your mind rather than give room to negative thoughts in your mind and soul.

It has been scientifically proven that a positive mind and approach to life leads to a healthier and radiant skin. Positive thoughts and relaxed minds are like a vitamin boost for your skin and helps as an immunity booster for the skin.

To understand the relationship between positivity of mind and the wellness of your skin, there are some basics that need to be understood:

1.Your skin mirrors your emotions:

Do you ever feel that you get your ugly acne and unjustified boils whenever you are feeling sad, or negative. The PH of the skin suddenly goes for a toss when our mind is not in the right frame of mind. Stress and negative thoughts even darken your skin tone far more than what the UV rays of the sun can. While human mind can never be free from problems, it is important to balance out negatives with positives. When you know you are stressed, it becomes all the more crucial for you to practice simple breathing and meditation exercises. These stress relieving exercises are known to have a deep impact in calming the mind by increasing the oxygen supply in the body.

2.Stress and anxiety affect the skin color and the body energy levels:

Deadlines, exam pressures, dealing with relationship problems are very few of the many stress and anxiety issues that affect our minds. Did you know every time you are stressed or your mind thinks negative, it puts your internal system of a hormonal rollercoaster that first thing impacts your skin tone. Negative emotions make your body resilient to stressors and affect your body’s ability to release neurohormones that combat the stress hormones. These hormones as the result give your skin a tired and worn out look and make your energy levels go down immensely. The next time you see the dark circles increasing you know the root cause lies within.

3.Positive thoughts substitute the world’s most powerful skin cream:

To stay young and beautiful, you don’t need a botox; to keep your skin spot free, you don’t need a spot corrector; all that you need to inject is your mind with some positive thoughts. Positivity of mind is the best help and remedy to obtain clean and problem free skin. Exercise, morning walks and everything that can help you relax will leave your skin feeling fresh always. Staying hydrated helps you wash away toxins that build negativity in your system and also help in keeping the skin fresh and young longer.

4.Positive thoughts are a result of positive habits:

Positivity of mind is not different from positivity in practices. What you practice will determine the health of your body and mind. An individual who practices healthy habits produces far more stress fighting hormones than the ones who don’t. Breathing negative habits like smoking, only harm your body and mind’s stress fighting ability, in turn, affecting your skin and system. Always wear your self-confidence and look at yourself as the best solution for your own problems.

Always remember doing what you love will help you stay positive and happy and hence invest most of the time in doing what you are passionate about. Staying happy and positive is the best that you can give your skin and your beautiful skin will only stay thankful to you for the same.

MAKEUP TUTORIAL FOR EVERYDAY LOOK

Hello friends! Today we will discuss about everyday look. I know that it is tricky to look fab without makeup. And it is not easy to wear makeup all the time. Here I have brought an easy everyday makeup to look beautiful casually without taking any long time. Just follow the steps given below;makeup for daily look

Base makeup;

  • Pick makeup foundation and a BB (beauty balm) cream. Take small amount of both of them and mix it well. Now apply this mixture on face with a brush and blend it properly.
  • For blush, choose a very light pink shade and apply this on cheeks with a fluffy brush.
  • You can use concealer to hide scars if any otherwise avoid concealer.

Eye makeup;

  • Pick a nude eye shadow and apply on eyelids with a soft brush. Make sure that you are not using more than enough amount of eye shadow and the shade should be nude.
  • Now on upper lash line, apply some kohl with a brush. Avoid eye liner because it would give a natural look.
  • Pick mascara and apply on eye lashes. Your eye makeup is done.

Lip makeup;

  • Choose a nude lip stick and apply on lips simply.
  • You can use a moisturizing tinted lip balm.

Here you can see that this easy makeup would not take more than 10 minutes. So you are ready to flaunt with this everyday makeup look. Enjoy!

 

LONG LASTING LIPSTICK TUTORIAL

Many women complain that they purchase costly and branded lipsticks but lipsticks do not last for much time. In fact you must have noticed that the lip color starts fading when you eat or drink something. Here I am telling you that how to apply a long lasting lipstick. You just have to follow the steps given below;long lasting lipstick tutorial

  • Step 1scrub your lips before applying lipstick. You can do this with the help of a brush. Do this gently.
  • Step 2 – now apply a moisturizer on the lips to hydrate lips. Make sure that the lip moisturizer should be non – petroleum.
  • Step 3now pick a primer or a concealer. Apply with the help of a brush on your lips.
  • Step 4 – and now is turn of a lip pencil. Make an outline on your lips with this pencil. The color of the lip pencil should be same as that of lipstick.
  • Step 5apply a lipstick and use a brush to apply the lipstick. You can fill the area under the outline with the same lip pencil also.
  • Step 6apply a thick layer of lipstick on your lips. Apply it properly.
  • Step 7now blot the lipstick with a tissue paper on lips and apply a translucent or loose powder. Do not remove the tissue when you are applying the powder on lips.
  • Step 8remove the tissue paper and re apply the lipstick on your lips. A long lasting lipstick is applied on your lips.

MAKEUP TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS

If you want to wear a flawless makeup for looking fab and perfect and you are a beginner then I have brought a makeup tutorial for you. Here I will teach you the exact and correct ways of makeup including all the makeup basics. So do not miss it.

Things which you would need during your makeup are;

Face wash, moisturizer, concealer, tinted moisturizer or a liquid foundation, translucent powder, eye liner, kohl (kajal), mascara, eyeshadow, lip gloss.makeup tutorial for beginners

Beginning and facial touch up;

  • Wash your face with a suitable face wash gently and then wipe up your face with a mild towel.
  • Now apply a light moisturizer on face.
  • Pick a concealer to hide the flaws on face. Avoid concealer if there are no flaws on your face.
  • Now pick a tinted moisturizer and apply on face. You can use liquid foundation in place of tinted moisturizer.
  • Apply translucent powder with a fluffy and soft brush on face. Take some amount of powder in brush and apply it on face in a circular direction.

Eye makeup;

  • You can apply liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer on eyelids also. It would enhance the grace of eye makeup.
  • Get an eye shadow palette and choose your favorite shade to apply on eyelids.
  • Eye liner and Kohl (kajal) are the next steps of eye makeup. You can also apply them before eye shadow.
  • Mascara is the final step of eye makeup. Mascara on eye lashes gives the final touch to eye makeup.

Lip makeup;

Lip makeup does not take much time. This is the easiest and quickest part of makeup. You can choose your favorite shade of color and directly apply it on lips. You can choose among lip stick, tinted lip balm or lip gloss.

 

PENGUIN ON NAILS

This is a cute penguin nail art. With this classy nail art you can draw penguin on your nails. The steps are very easy to get this nail art design. Have a look below;penguin on nails

Colors needed are; black, white and mango colors.

  • Step 1 – apply base coat on nails.
  • Step 2 – now apply black nail paint on nails and let it dry.
  • Step 3 – now pick white color and apply it on black color as shown in picture 3.
  • Step 4 – draw two eyes with white color on the black colored area.
  • Step 5 – in white eyes, create small black dots as shown in picture 5.
  • Step 6 – on the black and white color boundary, make a triangle with mango color as the nose of penguin. On the upper nail make two dots with mango color showing penguin’s feet.
  • Step 7 – now, between nose and feet make a bow with black color and let it dry. Give a finish by applying top coat on the nail.

Your cute nail art is ready. You can get penguin on your nails very easily.

BLACK AND WHITE CATS NAIL ART TUTORIAL

Here is a fascinating nail art having catty design on nails. This nail art is very simple to do. For this nail art, you need to collect black, white and fuchsia pink color. Now follow the steps given below;black and pink cats nail art tutorial

  • Step 1 – apply a base coat on nails.
  • Step 2 – now, pick the fuchsia pink color and apply on the upper area of nail and again apply base coat after drying the pink nail polish.
  • Step 3 – make a dot with black color on the nail as shown in picture 3.
  • Step 4 – now make another dot between the first dot and pink coloring.
  • Step 5 – create ear like design on the upper black dot as shown in picture 5.
  • Step 6 – from the lower black dot create a tail like design that reaches to the pink coloring. Here your black cat is prepared.
  • Step 7 – make a white dot just near the upper black dot. Here we will start creating another cat which is white.
  • Step 8 – now make another white dot just below the previous dot. Do it like step 4.
  • Step 9 – now create ears of the white cat just like step 5.
  • Step 10 – now make a tail crossing the tail of black cat. Your black and white cats nail art is ready.

 

EASY NAIL ART TUTORIAL

Hello friends! As I always say that nail art is one of the greatest creations of fashion and beauty. I just love to share different styles and designs with you. Here is one of the easiest nail art designs which are very simple to create. If you want to apply this design on your nails, then just follow the steps given below;easy nail art tutorial

Needed colors are; sky blue, yellow, orange and black.

  • Step 1 – apply a base coat on the nails and then dry it.
  • Step 2 – apply sky blue color to one third of the nail.
  • Step 3 – with the help of a stick, give a sleek finishing and define the limit of sky blue color.
  • Step 4 – now apply yellow color on the remaining area of nail. Let it dry.
  • Step 5 – now apply a coating of transparent nail polish on nails. Use the same base coat for this. Let it dry.
  • Step 6 – make a thin lining of black color between sky blue and yellow colors.
  • Step 7 – make two dots with black color which would look like 2 small eyes.
  • Step 8 – make a dot of orange color to show the nose as shown in picture 8.
  • Step 9 – now, at the top of the nail, make 2 orange dots and let it dry.
  • Step 10 – apply a topcoat on the nail at last. Easy and colorful nail art is done.

CUTE NAIL ART TUTORIAL

Nail art is a beautiful innovation in itself. You can do a lots of experiments with different colors and various designs and textures. Here is a simple example of a cute nail art that can go for any occasion. I will tell you that how to do this simple nail art.

First of all get 5 colors; sea green, black, royal blue, purple, yellow and pink and get a stick. Now follow the steps given below;cute nail art tutorial

  • Step 1 – Paint your nails with sea green color.
  • Step 2 – Now apply royal blue color on the upper area of nail as shown in picture 2.
  • Step 3 – Now with royal blue color, make small triangle type design to give an ear like shape.
  • Step 4 – Now fill purple color in the ears to highlight them.
  • Step 5 – Now pick black color and make fill as a hemisphere on the upper area of nail. Remember that the ear design should be visible.
  • Step 6 – Make two dots with yellow color which would look like two eyes.
  • Step 7 – Make a dot with pink color between the yellow dots.
  • Step 8 – With the help of a thin stick, create small dots in the yellow dots. Cute kitty like design is ready.

 

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EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL WITH SOFT COLOR SHADES

Hello friends! Today I am going to teach you the eye makeup with soft and light shades. Light shade makeup that is perfect for any birthday party or any casual outing because at these occasions, heavy smokey eye makeup or metallic shades would not be that much great. So learn the makeup in the following simple steps;

  • Step 1 – pick a light shade such as peach color for eyelids. Apply it perfectly on eye lids up to the crease.
  • Step 2 – now do not change the shade for brow bones and apply the same shade on brow bones also. Highlight the area beneath the eye brows.
  • Step 3 – bring the brush near tear duct and apply the shade up to 1/3rd of waterline.
  • Step 4 – and now is the turn for eyeliner. Apply eyeliner on upper eyelashes carefully as shown in the picture. On the lower lash line, apply a white kajal for a silvery shine.
  • Step 5 – give the last finish with mascara on eyelashes.

 

EASY EYE MAKEUP FOR NATURAL LOOK

Every woman wants to have a perfect natural and flawless look with makeup or with minimum makeup. Here I have brought an easy makeup tutorial for you to get naturally beautiful eyes. You can wear this makeup anywhere and anytime. To wear this makeup you just have to follow these following steps;

  • Step 1 first of all, apply a base on eyelids. You can use a concealer or mousse for this. Apply with brush only.
  • Step 2 apply a lighter shade on brow bone for highlighting. Choose a shade which is lighter than your skin.
  • Step 3 – now pick a natural color shade which is just one shade darker than skin and apply with a brush on your eyelids up to the crease.
  • Step 4 – apply a very thin layer of eyeliner or kohl on upper eye lashes.
  • Step 5 – with the help of a soft brush, smudge the kohl as shown in the picture.
  • Step 6 – smudge the kohl in such a way, that the effect of kohl should cover outer eye corner and one third of waterline.
  • Step 7 – give the final finish by applying mascara on eyelashes.

SMOKEY EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS

Smokey eye makeup is one of the greatest innovations and is latest in makeup trend. It is so easy to look stunning with smokey eyes. This cloudy and dark eye makeup is a perfect look for evening functions and night out parties. It may be little tricky if you are a beginner. Here is the tutorial for smokey eye makeup for those who are beginners. So follow the steps;smokey eye makeup

  • Step 1 – a primer is an initial and basic thing for makeover. Pick a primer or a foundation and apply with fingers on eyelids covering the area around eyes, brow bone, below water line and tear duct.
  • Step 2 – now apply a natural colored eye shadow with the help of a brush. Apply the eye shadow very finely up to the crease.
  • Step 3 – now get a black eye shadow and apply with another brush. Start to apply like a thick eye liner and then apply it finely just below the crease.
  • Step 4 – now it is time for a Mac eyeshadow. Pick a matte brown Mac eyeshadow and apply from the crease to above the crease. Start it from where you finished the black eyeshadow.
  • Step 5 – now get a separate brush which should be soft and absolutely clean. Blend the colors with this brush that you have applied on your eyelids.
  • Step 6 – on the lower lash line, apply a thick layer of kajal. I would suggest you to apply liquid kajal for a proper finish. Start to apply the kajal from tear duct.
  • Step 7 – highlight the brow line or brow bone with a light colored eyeshadow.
  • Step 8 – do not forget to apply the mascara for beautiful smoky eyes. You can go for eyelash curling for a dramatic look.

BRONZED SMOKEY EYE MAKEUP

Bronzed eye makeup is very much in trend now a day. I would say that it is a fabulous fusion of smokey eye makeup and metallic shades makeup. Here are some easy techniques to wear bronzed smokey eye makeup. So don’t miss and read the following steps;keira-knightley-smoky-eyes-jack-ryan-premiere-550x225

  • Step 1 – apply kajal on your lower eyelid and waterline.
  • Step 2 – on the upper eyelid, apply a thick layer of kajal and then smudge it with the help of a brush.
  • Step 3 – take a bronze shaded eye shadow and apply all over the eyelid.
  • Step 4 – take a dark matte brown eye shadow and apply it on the outer corner of your eyes.
  • Step 5 – now with the help of a brush, blend the colors applied on eyelids.
  • Step 6 – take a very light shade of eye shadow as a highlighter and apply it on the brow bone.
  • Step 7 – when the eye shadows of all shades are well applied on the eyelids then apply a long lasting eye liner. It would be better if the layer of eye liner is little thick.
  • Step 8 – last but not least. To give a proper finishing, apply the mascara on eyelashes.

Your bronze smokey eye makeup is done. Now you are ready to overcast with your glamorous look.

SIMPLE NAIL ART AT HOME

Nail art is one of innovative creations of fashion which possesses a vast scope for the colorful ideas. Now a day, nail art is done with various techniques to have different effects such as fluorescent nail art and 3d nail art. But when you are thinking of doing nail art at home, then you need to know about it. Here are some tips for simple nail art at home;SIMPLE NAIL ART AT HOME

  • Shape up your nails and you can trim nails if needed. But be careful when trimming the nails and do not trim them too short.
  • Decide a design and keep all the colors and other things to be used such as toothpick, stickers, stones etc.
  • This is the first step of a nail art. Apply a base coat on the nails and let it dry properly. It is colorless or a very light bluish coat.
  • Try glitter effect on nails. For that, apply any color on the nails and after that dip your fingers one by one in the glitter powder of same color. Clean the extra glitter around the nails.
  • Polka dots are one of the simplest nail designs for nail art at home. Apply any shining color on the nails and let it dry. Now pick another color and make small dots on it.
  • If you do not like polka dots, then floral design is a great alternative for you. Rose nail art is very popular now a day. Apply any light color on nail and let it dry. Now draw flowers with another color on it.
  • It may be little tricky to draw designs for the first timers. In this situation, here is a choice of designer stickers and colorful stones that look very pretty.
  • After applying designs, let them dry properly. When it is totally dried, then apply a top coating with a colorless coat. Do not apply the top coat on the glitter nail art. 

HOW TO DO FACIAL AT HOME?

If you really love your skin cling to the basic secret of CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine. Our skin needs regular CTM routine for removing the dead cells and revitalizing it. Our skin needs regular care, facial is a one good way to fill in life to it. It is the most efficient and effortless skin care routine which can help you to achieve the flawless and healthy skin.
Have a facial done at least every two weeks. If you are really good with your hands or want to experiment you could do it yourself! There is no need to purchase anything new. Ideally you need a facial cleanser, facial scrub such as apricot face scrub, moisturizer and steamer. The basic facial works on oily, dry and combination skin. The home facial hydrates, polishes and shines your skin giving you youthful glow. HOME FACIALFollow the basic steps given as under:

Cleansing: Cleanse the Skin. Remove the excess oil, grease and dirt. For this you can use a cream based fruit face wash. Rub the cleanser in circular movements from the chin upwards.

Exfoliating/ Scrubbing: Use your fingers; rub a gentle exfoliating facial scrub in a circular motion on your face. It will remove dead cells and cuticles from the skin.

Steam: A warm face towel will do if you haven’t got a steamer after you scrub your skin. Dip a washcloth in warm water and press to your face repeating 2-3 times or you can take it by boiling water in a teapot.

 

Massaging: A good massage with a suitable massage cream or gel increases the blood circulation in your facial area which reduces wrinkles and pigmentation, making the skin look young and radiant. It also softens your skin and tones the facial muscles.

 

Face pack/ face mask: Apply a good mask so as to tighten the skin cells. For oily skin, use a clay-based face mask. For dry skin, go for a hydrating gel or cream mask.

The secret to a good home facial: If you want organic and cheap, try rose water as cleanser, wheat flour and sugar as scrub, extra virgin coconut oil for messaging and a mixture of turmeric and gram flour and rose water as face pack.

BEER SHAMPOO – BEER FOR HAIR

BEER SHAMPOO – BEER FOR HAIRBeer shampoo! A unique type of shampoo for hair. You may be surprised to hear about this beer shampoo but yes, it exists and one of the latest kind of products for hair. Some experts advise that beer is good for hair and in fact it is used in treatments for hair spa. So guys, let’s understand the beer shampoo and its benefits.

It is said that beer consists of conditioning properties and provides natural luster if applied on hair. The sulphate shampoos make hair frizzy and dry, but the sulphate used in this shampoo is quite different. For making lather, the formation of this shampoo contains SLES (sodium laureth ether sulphate which is a very inexpensive chemical and mild with the scalp) which does not harm the hair and helps in making sufficient foam while the shampoo is used.

Now if you are annoying due to tension of beer smell from hair then just forget it. It does not smell for long because it smells like fruit beer and hair smell till the wet hair become dry. So stay tension free and have a trial of beer shampoo for getting smooth and shiny hair. Some users report of having hair fall prevention with this shampoo whereas some people tell that it provides volume to thin hair. Even after having such useful properties, the shampoo is not expensive and is available in the market in affordable prices.

Pedicure at home

Pedicure at homeSkin care and maintaining hygiene are essential to make your skin clean, glowing and happy.

The basic steps of a pedicure include

  • Soaking feet
  • Cutting the toenails and fitting the edges
  • Removal of existing nail paint
  • Exfoliating the feet’s with a foot scrub
  • Moisturizing the cuticle and feet
  • Polish the toe nails

Equipment needed– a nail file, a good foot scrub, nail clipper, cotton pads, remover, cuticle cream and a loofah.

Procedure

Firstly –Trim and shape up your nails. Remove the existing nail paint and trim them finely and neatly. Also remove the existing nail paint and trim your nails neatly. Then on use a nail file to give them desired shape.

Secondly-Soak your feet in warm water make sure the water covers your ankle length and add some bath salts and aromatic oils and some pebbles to the water and give your feet’s a gentle massage for about 10-15 minutes. Dry them with towel.

Thirdly– Exfoliate your skin by drying your feet and rub some cuticle cream for few minutes. Leave it for few minutes. Apply foot scrub and remove all the dry and dead skin and do not scrape too forcefully. Wipe out the cuticle creams and put it back with a cuticle pusher.

Fourthly– When foot scrubbing is completed wash your feet and moisturize helps soften, hydrate the skin

Fifthly– You are done with the initial part of pedicure now it’s time to beautify your toe nails. Since it’s a summer time go for pastels shades apply a base coat and let it dry and then apply a coat of nail polish. Let it dry completely before you apply the next coat. By this you can apply nail paint in a proper apt manner.

Give treat to you foot and ankle skin with a refreshing pedicure.