Friday, 9 September 2011

Fashion dominating aging factor

Apart from regular facials, suing quality products for cleansing , toning and moisturizing on a daily basis are best to fight with the effects of aging. Home made facials masks containing natural ingredients are quick and simple to create at home.
Bases:    The bases of a facial (face) mask is natural clay or gel. clays are generally for deep cleansing. Gels are suitable for sensitive skin.
Green clay ( argile verte): Suitable for all skin types ( Except sensitive skin), rich in minerals, Antiseptic, Cleansing, Stimulating circulation lymph and blood.
Clays fuller's earth- suitable for normal - oily skins only, cleansing, and stimulating effect.
kaolin: Suitable for normal - oily skins,, astringent, detoxifying, cleansing, and stimulating circulation of lymph and blood.

Essential oils for facial masks: 
 Normal dry skin: lavender, sandal wood, roman chamomile.
  Normal oily skin: lavender, juniper.
  Mature skin: Frankincense, neroli, rose Otto.
  Sensitive skin: Roman chamomile, rose Otto, German chamomile.
Purees:  Purees are helpful for various skin conditions such as fruit purees ( strawberry puree will act like and alphahydroxy)
  • Avocado Facial Mask
Mash the meat of the avocado into a creamy texture.Apply it thoroughly on face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.

  • Oatmeal Facial Mask
Take 2 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp baking soda, Add water to make paste. Apply to face and all over the skin and rub gently.

  • Facial Mask
Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Apply on your face and leave for overnight. wash your face with warm water.

  • Gypsum body mask
Make a paste of gypsum adding water to the gypsum powder. Apply to whole body and hair. take a bath after half an hour.

  • Grape cleanser
Split 2-3 grapes and rub the fresh over face and neck. rinse with cool water.

  • Banana face pack for dry skin
Mash half cup of natural yogurt , 1 tsb of honey, and 1/4 ripe banana. Apply this pack on face and neck and leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off.

  • Cucumber face pack to get smooth skin
Mash 1 whole cucumber, strain water, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and mix well, put in a container, keep refrigerated and take out when ever you want to use it. Apply on your face and leave for 10 minutes, then wash with cold water and enjoy the smoothness of your skin.

 Natural cleanser:

  •  For oily skin: Rub papaya or paw paw on the face for oily skin.
  • Apply milk with cotton on face.let  it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water.
  • Make a paste of honey, milk , yogurt and ground sesame seeds in equall proportions and apply on face and whole body. Apply a paste of whole wheat flour with vinegar to remove freckles and dark spots.
  • Mix well lime juice, honey and egg white.Apply to face and let it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water. it will make your skin soft and smooth.
  • mix aloe vera gel, honey and egg yolk. Apply to face and let it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water.
  • Make a past by mixing 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tbs powdered almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub on face then wash with warm water
  • Facial Mask: Mix lemon juice and hot water in equal amounts and wash.
 All this will give you a smooth and glowing.
 Cucumber puree ( Cools the skin), yogurt ( Cools and softens the skin), Milk ( Removes dead skin cells and softens the skin), honey ( Acts as an antibacterial).
 Special effects
 you can add rose petal powder for fragrance, Citrus petal powder for astringency, Neem powder for antibacterial action ( Especially useful for acne prone skin), oatmeal for soothing the skin, and milk powders.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Blessing Colours To life

An interview with an experienced beautician Aliya Tipu

   You! How long have you been working as a stylist/beautician?
Aliya tipu: It's been a long time.....I've been working for the last 25 years!
      You! You have worked with all the top celebs of Pakistan. Describe the process of working with celebs to create their amazing looks?
A.T: It's always a mutual understanding between the divas and stylist. What's important is the fact that you must know their personality. it's not difficult to create their looks if you are on the same wavelength with them and understand their requirements.
      you! What products do you like to use on your celebrity clients?
A.T: I use the best product for each and every it a celebrity or any other regular client.... they're all just as important to me. the brands include MAC. Makeup forever, Dermalogica, L'Oreal and a few more.

        You! what are the most common make-up mistakes you think of?
A.T: The make-up is often very loud and the concept of blending is not there. And the fact that people don't use make-up according to their personality and skin type is a big mistake. Another thing our girls are clueless about is the difference between day and night make-ups.

You! What is it in a women that makes you cringe ( make- up wise)?
A.T: Uneven eye liners, funny shades of lipsticks and blushers,  thick outlines of lipsticks, Patchy base, etc
         You! Foundation everyday or when needed and as little as possible?
A.T: It actually depends on your skin type ........ basically you just need foundation to cover up your decolouration. However, some women have clear and glowing skin so it's not required at all.
         You! Basic makeup tools every girl should have in her bag?
A.T: I believe that every girl should have compact powder, liner, mascara, kajal, lipstick and a blusher.


  You! your personal must have list?
A.T: My Bobbi brown hydrating cream. MAC lipstick, Blusher and mascara.

people enjoying junoon's fashion

Junoon, which means "Passion" in Urdu is a south Asian most popular rock band. Their unique blend of western hard rock with Sindhi and Punjabi folk and Qawwali a style of Pakistani folk has earned then world wide recognition and platinum album sales
Pakistani most popular rock band from lahore started its  journey in 1990's. Salman Ahmad ( Medical doctor) give it a platform as a guitarist and song writer.
As the German poet Heinrich Heine so memorably put it, " When words leave off music begins" This has been true for the junoon's musical journey in south asia.
Across the countries of south Asia, Salman Ahmad and his iconic sufi-inspired rock band have brought together the region's youth, not through any propaganda but through pure love for music. As our problems intolerance and terror crossed borders so too did junoon's memorable lyrics of peace, harmony and love touch the hearts of youth from Karachi to Kanpur and Islamabad to Delhi 
youth from the subcontinent aspire for the fairer and freer future quote frome one of junoon's most popular songs.
" Yaaron yeh hi doste hai, Qismat se jo mili hai, sub sang chalen sab rang chalae. chaltae rahae hum sada" ( Friends, this is friendship, that we have got from fate; all walk togather all colours together, walking together forever)

At the time Junoon was supported by two other members, Ali Azmat ( Vocals)
and Nusrat Hussein ( Keyboard). How ever Brain later joined them as a guitarist they are also regarded as Sufi rock.

Junoon scored its first hit record in 1996 with the single Sayonee their album Azadi ( Freedom)  achieved platinum sales status in record four weeks.
Junoon The first album made quite an impression with the masses - songs such as Chori Chori, Neend Aati Nahein and Khwaab were a few of the best songs from this collection.

Talaash This second compilation proved to be a great hit with songs such as Talaash, Bheegi Yaadein, and Nai Heeray. It was probably this album that really helped Junoon achieve the success they have today.

Inquilaab     The third album seemed to be a little more spiritual than the previous ones. This album consisted of the national anthem being played on an electric guitar (sort of like what Jimmy Hendrix did), and became quite a hit when sold with the famous Cricket World Cup song Jazba-e-Junoon included as a bonus track. Other hits which were included in this collection were Mera Mahi, Husan Walo and Saeein.
Kash ma Kash - the best of Junoon     The fourth collection in the series basically consisted of 10 of 'the greatest' hits Junoon has produced, along with 2 new songs, Ehtesaab and Mujhe Insaaf Do. Ehtessab is Junoon's way of calling out for accountability (which suddenly has become a very important issue in Pakistan), and Mujhe Insaaf Do, in Ali Azmat's voice, is a sort of a 'ghazal-like number' pleading with the government to provide justice.

Azadi     The fifth album was named after Pakistan's 50 years of Independence, and was dedicated to the memory of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. The majority of the songs were typical 'Junoon stuff', with hard rock fused with the familiar sounds of the tabla , and Salman Ahmad's electric guitar. The more popular tracks were Khudi (Junoon's version of the immensely popular poem by Allama Iqbal), Yar Bina, Jugal Bandi (an 'extension' of Junoon's earlier chart topper, Aap Aur Hum) and Lal Meri Pat (the extremely popular religious song, sung by various artistes in the past).
Parvaaz     After their Azadi the trio entered into the next phase of their journey: the Parvaaz. Dedicated to the 17th century sufi poet, Baba Bulleh Shah, this compilation comes complete with old, classical renditions fused Junoon-style. Azmat's voice along with Ahmad and O'Connell on strings brings together a brand new slate of tracks ready to be discovered. Bulleya ignites the album and promises to rule the charts. Other explosive and must-listen-to tracks: Ghoom, Sajna, Ab To Jaag and Aleph.
The Millenium Edition (1990 - 2000)     Released in 2000, this album took the listener back to the decade that was Junoon. Most songs were hits from previous albums. Azadi (title song for the highly-acclaimed film Jinnah) along with live versions of Lal Meri Pat and Allah Hoo made this album an absolute necessity for any fan.
Ishq     Mind boggling. Trend-setting. Trend-changing. Just a few of the phrases that come to mind when one listens to this album. A complete revival of the trio, worlds apart from their previous albums, but yet distinctly 'Junoon'. Ishq is set to conquer the charts: Saqi Nama (originally written by Allama Iqbal), Shaamain, Ishq and Dharti Kay Khuda are already destined to be number ones. After having reached the peak, only this comes to mind: Where do they go from here?

This album provided the answer to the question Ishq proposed (above). Featuring live renditions of some of their most popular hits, Junoon has again out-classed itself with this latest release. Especially well-performed and must-listen-to's are the live versions of Ne Heeray, Saeein and Dosti, and the new tracks, Gharaj Baras and Pyaar Heh Zindagi.

Excerpt from Jang: "Daur-e-Junoon is the first-ever Pakistani live rock album featuring the group's hits recorded live around the world, from North America to Europe, including the performances at the United Nations, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, and many more."
Dewaar     Although the Urdu word Dewaar translates to 'wall', in terms of Junoon's music it clearly means different. Point in case: keyboards and samples have been used, Salman Ahmed sings a few numbers (Balama, Hungama and Khwab 2003) and the rhythm of the album is decidedly non-Sufi rock. Time will only tell how the real Junoonis will react to this new release, and the following tracks will influence their decision: Ghoom Taana, Balama and Pappu Yaar.