Simple Makeover Tips @ Home – Total or A Little Experimentation with Your Looks

Looks is something, everyone is conscious of. How am I looking? Is my hairs fine, are my shoes tidy, is my dress fine, am I looking fresh; these are questions that bother all of us, every day, every time we are upto something important or just going out or meeting someone. What makes your looks so important? ‘Your Looks’ are your first hand introduction to the world, to your dear ones, to your colleagues, to your acquaintances and to the strangers.

Be it a boy or a girl, everyone has a common habit of getting ready in front of the mirror or running a look on ourselves in mirror just to check they are looking good. On the other hand there are many of us who spends several minutes to a few hours checking out our reflection in the mirror, turning around, moving our heads, getting closer or far; making sure we are looking perfect from all angles and in every aspect. Be it a student or an executive or a business tycoon every one wishes to look perfect and impressive. While out in office or in party or in public we love catching attention and winning compliments.

Hmmmm… So important being looks, why stick to that long seen and known look of yours. Why not try a little makeover and be a rocking head turner, an eye-catcher. Walk down with some more quotients of style, elegance and confidence this time when you go out.

See the mirror and check your looks, your hair and dressing style and decide what amount of makeover you think, you need. The questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Remember what your friends have suggested.
  • What exactly you need to change in yourself and how much, i.e. what exactly you need – a little change or total remake of your look from hairs to shoes to bags to clothes.
  • Whether to visit a saloon and approach a stylist or you would do it on your own.
  • Whom exactly who want to impress with your new look, yourself or someone special or in general.

makeoverOnce you have your answers here are some very simple and basic tips to try, and makeover your old new:

  • Most simple, visit a salon and try a new hair cut.
  • If you don’t want to lose the length of your strands; then go with new experiments.

Girls: Try new hairstyles, styles like puffing the crown hairs, or just do opposite parting, news buns and half updoes, etc. Do it the way you like and suits your personality.

Boys: Try different hair parting or deeper side partings. Change the direction of brushing your hairs and use some hair gel or spray to hold that look.

  • Use can iconize your casual look with trendy scarfs, bandanas, wrist bands or big dial watches, etc.
  • Be cool! Why always carry a clean and tidy look? While girls can try some cool and casual look with carefree hairstyles like messy buns, loose curls, half updoes, etc.; boys can also use messy looks like messy spikes or hair bangs left loose over forehead.
  • Girls: Change your eye make-up; try using thick kajal/eyeliner if you use it mildly, or if you use dark strokes try a thin line and see how it works for you. You can also try different colors and shades of eye-liners. Use a mascara to give more volume to your eyes. For this purpose you can also use a false lash-flare or eye-curlers. Well boys can also try some eye makeup, like getting their eyes-brows done or a little touch of kajal, etc.
  • Go ahead, change your wardrobe.
  • Wear trendy dresses, see what suits your body and gives a totally new avatar, a slim fit dress or big size t-shirts/jeans/dresses, etc. to look slimmer and cool 😉
  • Think about going for a smile makeover for that you can both just change your style of smiling and laughing or going a farther try dental cosmetic services like crown fixation or whitening or dental implants.
  • Girls: Try a change in your lip colors and texture as well as in nail paints.
  • Boys: How about trying a magnet stone-earring to get a new avatar, stylish and cool.

Go with the trend and/or try new things and set your own trend. Win over eyes and admires :).

5 Quick and Most Easy Tips to Become a Good Photographer

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Life is once and every passing moment is precious, worth capturing and framing. Whether a pro or an amateur, whether have a professional camera in hand or a smartphone; we just click and capture.

Somewhere, somehow there is a photographer inside all of us, who may be hesitant at handling a camera whenever one comes in their hand. But when at ease, with our own camera/smartphone, at our comfort zone; we never give a second thought clicking when something funny or beautiful is around us, or just to capture our own adorable reflection. Passion or motivation for photography may differ, levels of expertise could differ; but rules and tricks of photography stand the same for everyone. All we got to do is to known some basics of handling the camera and selecting a frame.

Following are five quick and easy tips to keep in mind before pressing the click button and capture a good photograph. These tips will help you in stepping a confident step on the ladder of Photography. Here are the tips:

  1. Don’t hustle: Take your time; it is better to be slow rather than hustle and spoil a beautiful picture for the hurry of saving 1 min. A basic difference between a good photographer and an amateur is the hurry to get rid of this clicking job. Whether clicking at their own choice or volunteering to help couples/strangers, I have seen many people just pressing the click button or touching the click on touch screens and move their hands/camera. This is the most common observation in the second case, when at tourist spots a stranger asks you to take their picture. You do agree but just click and get rid of it, without bothering the camera was still capturing and you just blurred an otherwise beautiful picture.
    The second part of taking time is to have a proper look at the camera and the click button. Many-a-times people don’t give attention to the exact point of press and while taking picture they run their finger tip to locate it, which may lead to disturbance of the setting.
  2. Check the direction of Light: Direction of light is one of prime importance to take care of before getting ready for your click. Either the object to be captured should be facing light that means the object must be opposite direction of light source, or it should be in shadow or darkness. If light source is at the back of the object the background would be brighter and your object would get darker, obstructing the light at its back. Well if the position of the object cannot be shifted due then try to shift your position a bit and find the angle that can fetch you a balanced look.
  3. Check the frame: By checking the frame of object means trying to bring in a parallel orientation with the dimensions of your object. A straight line/orientation when included in picture gives a tidy look to you work. These line and alignments or orientations could be the width of river or foothill of the mountain or edges of the wall. Taking care of this minuteness is no compulsion, but including them gives a beautiful balance to the picture. The same is if in corner or is inclined or cut out, no harm is done to the pictures. They just make your photography look tidy and appealing.
  4. Aperture and Focus: Aperture and focus are of concern in the manual settings of the camera, if you are using an automatic camera or auto settings, then you can ignore them. But even in automatic cameras, knowing the importance of each and controlling them will help you have the desired and varying balance between object and background.
  5. Take multiple clicks: Well this one is my favorite. While taking a picture why run a risk of apprehensions like whether you captured it right, did your hands shake, etc. Why not take multiple clicks while taking every important picture, doing so even if you made mistake there are greater chance of getting one good click, if you took 2 or 3.waterfall

Well these are quiet easy to take care of and are great help to start. So they have been for me. I have always feared handling a camera and so had to face a lot of criticism as well. But with the timely tips of my brother and husband, finally I am a decent photographer often coming up with real wow pictures.

So grab you camera and win over your nervousness and just click. Do share stories of your great pictures with me.

Smartphone Fever ! Is it a Necessity Born or Inspired from Trends and Emulation?

IMG_6353Developed for the executive class to help them manage their hectic work schedules; smartphones with time became an integral part of today’s lifestyle. They are popular amongst all age groups coming from all sort of backgrounds, taking the world tuned on to this smartphone fever.

Introduced with features like calender, calculator, address book, world clock, emails and a few games in 1992; which are now incorporated in the simplest and cheap phones of today, but these features created a great buzz signifying prestige and advancement & then. Following the footsteps of IBM more players like Blackberry, Samsung, Apple, Nokia, etc.; entered the segment developing and offering new features, advanced models, latest operating systems and many other complexities.

Which came in market a few decades back as a class specific business phone gradually took the whole market on tide. Now there are a great variety of phone options in almost all price range, from economic ranged phones to latest configuration, advanced luxury phones; defining categories like cheap smartphones, value for money buys and must to have premium gadget. Brands like blackberry and Apple reap a strong brand loyalty and cater to the upper class of society, while Nokia, Samsung and Sony offers various range of smartphones.

Winning hearts and markets these smartphones has attained an unparalleled virality all across the world. What lead to this fame and acceptance; is a point which has called for a lot of pondering and opinions.

There could be different concepts in this regard, but the reason in reality is a combination of them. For executives having a smartphone is more than a necessity, helping them manage their schedule, mails and files at the reach of their hands. Latest smartphones coming with jelly bean operating system and applications like Watsapp, Line, Instagram, Dropbox, Naviagtor, BMS, Zomatto and of course the games have not only added more fun, but value and utility for the users. Amalgamating benefits of a phone, computer, camera and music player with 3G connectivity; these smartphones are a great companion and rescuer while travelling, outing, being alone, at work or in emergencies, both personal as well as professional.

Yes, for some having a smartphone could be more of emulation then necessity, but that does not bring down the value for money feature of these phones. Watching your friend flaunting his/her smartphone, you desire to have a better or similar set in your hands; is a common feeling inspiring a lot of smartphone sales.
When you talk about students especially you mark that a smartphone for students is not a necessity, but then these phones have so many features that the students also are benefited by features like social media, games, navigators, cameras, music player, etc. Along with trends and need, one big thing that fuels the sales of these phone sets is the smartphone reviews, as every one wishes to have the best smartphone in market in the specified budget (while for some could be looking for the best smartphone in the world).

Be it the crave to follow the trend and have the latest smartphone, or ignited by the feeling of emulation or get handy at work; Smartphones are a great value for money deals. And I too, like many others love and adore them. Having a smartphone in today’s world is rightfully justified to stay handy and connected to the world. Well if you are in a habit of changing your smartphones to have the latest set in hands, or to keep adding on and create a collection of them; then this case truly is luxury ignited by trend and emulation, to position yourself at an apex in your group. Whatever be the reason to buy one, but this smartphone fever is to stay long and keep evolving adding more fun and advancements to the basics of our lives.

Getting out of your comfort zone…

Law of inertia is followed ardently around in the world, where everyone wants to stick to his thoughts, principles, values, likes and habits. Everyone wishes to stay in his comfort zone only, and refrain trying something new, out of the box or crazy. But is that okay? I don’t think so. By staying within the confines of your comfort zone, you are pulling yourself back from grooming and growing further beyond an extent.

Coming over the fear of falling and getting hurt, if a toddler won’t stand and try to walk on his feet; how would he ever walk in the years to come? Since childhood only we all learn to get out of our comfort zone and try new things, take risks; why leave them then in our grown up years.

There are ample quotes, videos, tips and steps provided on the internet bank for you to know why and how to get outside your comfort zone, but the one most important thing needed for the purpose, without which nothing can happen is YOU. Unless you wish to do so, no one in the world can actually make you do so. So the first thing to be done towards stretching your boundaries, adding new dimensions in your persona; is to stop holding yourself back and just let yourself go. Brush away all those thoughts and apprehensions of ‘you have not done it before’ ‘what if you will fall flat in the attempt’ ‘will people around make fun of you’, etc… Who cares who you are and what you do? People hardly know what health problems you have, how successful in your career you are, what a scholar/artist you are, how much you have struggled in your life. They don’t know you, so do not let them judge you and your new attempts. Be your own judge.

Learn and try new things, make mistakes may be fail, note your mistakes and weed them out. Go out on weekends or vacations; try your hand at new games, adventure sports, photography. Try cooking at home and surprise your loved ones. Dance even if you can’t and enjoy the smiles your stupid moves bring along all faces. Go and talk to your colleague next cabin, even if you don’t know his/her name, share a coffee and some chit-chat. Approach your superiors and discuss your problems, they will guide you, offering you the fruits of their hard earned experiences. Smile at the strangers, you may earn a few beautiful smiles in return.

Unleash the crazy risk bearer pulled back inside you and enjoy the changes that it will bring along.