Archive | July 2012

For the Love of Roses.

Yes I Love red roses. And why not, don’t you? Rose is my favorite flower. It is a perennial shrub from the genus Rosa. ‘Rosa’ sounds beautiful I would name my daughter if I had one. The perfume of rose enchants everyone. It is used widely in numerous products. You can find it in almost everything, from soaps, perfumes, talcum powder, deodorants,medicines,etc .Did you know it has a lot of vitamin C in it, hence it is used for medicinal purposes. 

If I love roses I would definitely use its products, right. I have some beauty tips for you. Guys! don’t go away, you can also benefit from it. How? Well if you have sore and swollen eyes ( because of too much viewing of computer) just take few drops of ‘Gulabjal’ (rose water) on two small strips of cotton and keep it on your covered eyes for 10 to 15 minutes and see the difference, This is my little secret I had shared a few days ago with my Fiance, now he trusts my remedies even more than before. Gee!!

Some Uses:You know what, This product is always a part of my cosmetics.I use it to cleanse my face, I also use it for my face masks instead of water .

You can also put it in your bathing water and enjoy!! It works as a cleanser, a moisturizer, a substitute for pure water. regular usage will give better results.

Tell me, after a party at home. What do you do with the bouquets?? Normally we keep the good ones in the vase and throw the others away.

Hmm This is what you can do, just grab the best flowers, preferably roses since they emit a scent, which is thought to be capable of giving you a good and happy feeling. Its called aroma therapy. Just pluck the petals off and mix it in your bathing water and experience a relaxing and soothing feeling.

See What I meant Getting the Good- Good feeling.

And if you don’t have rose petals , you can always use rose water.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want a Real Queenly Bath, See this.

Cleopatra of Egypt since then has been considered one of the most beautiful women of the history, and her Rose Petal, Milk & Honey with Myrrh bath has ever since been known as her legendary secret to her astounding beauty with her soft and splendorous skin.

In fact the Milk‘s lactic acid dissolves the proteins that bind dead skin cells together, achieving a great exfoliation and cleansing effect. The milk’s natural fat on the other hand hydrates and moisturizes the skin, resulting in a very smooth and well-tended skin.

The Honey contained in this bathing recipe has an antiseptic effect, which protects the skin from aging by warding from irritation through biological strain.

The Myrrh ingredient has a very nice, natural, warm and light spicy-sweet scent of balsamic finesse and its potent therapeutic properties again sanitize and protect the skin from infection.

The Cleopatra’s Milk & Honey with Myrrh bath is a great occasion to enhance it as a Rose Petal bath, to enrich it with the heavy and sweet flowery rose scent and to pay homage to the sovereign you carry in yourself.

With this bathing recipe you’ll observe and feel a marked wellness difference to before. The milk’s fat complex will leave your skin slightly oily after the bath for a short while, during which it continues to naturally moisturize your skin and will change over to a smooth appearance of your skin soon after like a lotion.

  • 4-6 cups of fresh heated milk or buttermilk
  • 4-6 tea spoons of honey
  • 6-8 drops myrrh essence
  • 2-3 blossomed sweet scenting roses

Check your next flower store for 2-3 sorted out blossomed roses and pluck the petals in a separate bowl. Fill the bathtub with water to the level and the temperature of your liking. In a bowl mix the warm to hot, but not boiling milk or buttermilk with the honey, which will fully dissolve due to the temperature. Now add the myrrh essence drops right before you lace the mix to the ready bathing water. Strew the fresh rose petals in your bath and immerse for a really great time for your body, mind & soul.

A Secret: And a small secret I also used it to keep my boss’s temper in control, just keep a small glass bowl of water and some rose petals in it. And the his temper  at bay. He he!!

 When You have a rose, you don’t need words: Just give a rose but check the color.

Rose Color Meanings:

Red

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a special way to say “I love you.” The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection. Respect, admiration, and devotion are often associated with red roses. Multiple red roses convey a “be my love” attitude.

Pink

As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often an expression of admiration. Pink roses also convey appreciation, gratitude, and joyfulness.

White

White roses represent innocence and purity and are often associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor, reverance, and spirituality.

Yellow

The vibrant color of yellow roses conveys a feeling of warmth, joy, and happiness. The yellow rose is often shared with a true friend.

Apricot

Apricot roses are the symbol of desire and enthusiasm. They give the message of passion, excitement and fervent romance.

Blue

These beautiful flowers represent the unattainable and mysterious. They bring out the best of desires.

Lavender

Lavender roses the symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also often used to express feelings of love at first sight.

Green

Green is the color of opulence and harmony. They convey prosperity, good health, and peace. The message is that of well being.

Black

Black roses are for the elusive. The message is that of strength, courage, and new beginnings.

A Tip: Don’t forget to plant roses in your garden if  you have one . You will never regret. And it beautifies the place.

I know, everybody knows that, just in case you missed it.

And last but not the least keep smiling, if you cant- smell some roses.

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Hi Bloggers,

A sweet blogger Daniela has nominated me for this beautiful blogger award, she rules the domain of word press website as http://lanternpost2012.wordpress.com. It is a way of appreciating the hard work of fellow bloggers and motivating and inspiring new bloggers on the site. It is customary to

* Post seven interesting things about ourselves,

* Nominate other bloggers who I feel deserve the award,

* Let them know about nomination.

So according to the rules I have to tell you 7 interesting things about me, nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them about the nomination.

A way in which we can cultivate  a rapport between us, appreciate each others work, create a friendly atmosphere , So what do you think? I feel it simply rocks.

Seven things about me.

1. I love reading and writing.

2. I love my parents.

3. I get Inspiration from, Swami Vivekananda &  Mother Teresa.

4. I love my spiritual books including the holy books The Bible and The Bhagwat Gita.

5. Other than Books, Fashion, Jewellery and Traveling are my best Friends.

6. My favorite color is RED.

7. I love my Friends ( You are invited to become my friend).

The following Bloggers I have nominated are:

1.http://arlenshah.wordpress.com

2.http://doliphoto.wordpress.com

3.http://retireediary.wordpress.com

4.http://ashleyjillian.com

5.http://kotev25.wordpress.com

6.http://idolanuel.com

7.http://blog.shook.co

8.http://lettersformike.wordpress.com

9.http://infinitasomnia.wordpress.com

10.http://pegoleg.com

11.http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com

12.http://quoteawiz.wordpress.com

13.http://thisgreatstageoffools.wordpress.com

14.http://poetryandmusings.wordpress.com

15.http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com

Congratulations!!!

The Indian attire – SAREE

Being an Indian Saree is not new for me , but for some it is totally a new subject. I would like to share a bit about it. It is a elongated stretch of cloth material, from 5 to 9 meters as required by the style of draping. Sarees are made of different materials. There are a variety which you can choose from depending upon the persons taste. You can get it in varied colors whatever you may think of. Sarees are weaved out of different materials like cotton, silk, georgette, chiffon,  polyester,crepe  etc.  They are either hand loom made which are expensive or machine weaved. It can we worn for any function , at home in office, marriages, just anywhere. There are different ways of draping it. It’s draping style changes from region to religion, from north to south, depending upon the culture, and history and climatic conditions.

Women of Tamil Nadu wear silk sarees on special occasions. The Brahmin community wear the saree in a slightly different way without wearing the long skirt. The length of the saree which they wear is longer (nine yards) than the usual one. It is wound separately on both legs in a proper way without restricting the person’s free movement.
Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu and Mysore in Karnataka are famous for their unique silk and cotton sarees.
Andhra Pradesh is famous for its cotton sarees which is designed with jerry and thread. The sarees woven at Venkatagiri and Pochhampalli in Andhra are famous. Cotton sarees of Bengal is ideal as a summer wear.
In Kerala, women wear their traditional two piece cloth called mundu and neriyathu. The ‘mundu’ (one piece) is draped on the lower part of the body. The second piece; ‘neriyathu’ is worn on top, over a blouse in the same way as the sarees. This mundu also called ‘Settu Mundu’ is the traditional attire. The mundu was worn in a different way by the women of the royal families.Sarees are worn in different ways in many places,especially in Gujarat, Manipur, Maharashtra and Coorg (Karnataka).Saris are woven with one plain end (the end that is concealed inside the wrap), two long decorative borders running the length of the sari, and a one to three foot section at the other end which continues and elaborates the length-wise decoration. This end is called the pallu; it is the part thrown over the shoulder in the nivi style of draping.
The most commonly used method is depicted in the pic below.
In past times, saris were woven of silk or cotton. The rich could afford finely-woven, diaphanous silk saris that, according to folklore, could be passed through a finger ring. The poor wore coarsely woven cotton saris. All saris were handwoven and represented a considerable investment of time or money.
Simple hand-woven villagers’ saris are often decorated with checks or stripes woven into the cloth. Inexpensive saris were also decorated with block printingusing carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes, or tie-dyeing, known in India as bhandani work.
More expensive saris had elaborate geometric, floral, or figurative ornaments or brocades created on the loom, as part of the fabric. Sometimes warp and weft threads were tie-dyed and then woven, creating ikat patterns. Sometimes threads of different colors were woven into the base fabric in patterns; an ornamented border, an elaborate pallu, and often, small repeated accents in the cloth itself. These accents are called buttis or bhuttis (spellings vary). For fancy saris, these patterns could be woven with gold or silver thread, which is called zari work.
Sometimes the saris were further decorated, after weaving, with various sorts of embroidery. Resham work is embroidery done with colored silk thread. Zardozi embroidery uses gold and silver thread, and sometimes pearls and precious stones. Cheap modern versions of zardozi use synthetic metallic thread and imitation stones, such as fake pearls and Swarovski crystals.
Sarees are a part of our culture and we have a reverence for the outfit.
            If you still have problems regarding how to drape a saree , you can view this thread and learn more about it http://www.saahilexclusive.com/pages.php?pageid=15

Appreciating the greenery, a Gift from monsoon.

I was on a two day trip to Bombay from Nagpur, Maharashtra India. I was traveling by train as majority of Indians prefer. In between Manmad and Kasara villages between the two cities lies the Ghat. I managed to get some clicks from my mobile in the running train. A treat for the eyes, Enjoy the Greenery.

Blogging Inspiration from Tarot subscription!

Life directs you through amazing ways at times, giving you answers when you need it most. I don’t know whether it happens with you as well, if not then I am the lucky one, I guess. Well, to tell you the fact I am new at blogging and like all amateurs, even I have lot of doubts. For example, Why should I blog? How much should I blog? What should I blog?…So this is How I found my answer, being a little mysterious being I am automatically attracted to the occult sciences and I am subscribed to a weekly Tarot Card reading, which I receive  through my email.  So today I opened my email box and this is what I found, It is quiet interesting, so I am sharing it with you.

“Hi Cynthia. Do you love to write and have something to share? The Page of Swords card is an inspirational message that it’s time for you to start putting your work out there into the world, whether it’s your own blog, sending your a book proposal to a publisher, or emailing your friend to tell them a great new idea. This card is all about being brave enough to communicate your truth.

It’s said that we’ve all got at least one book in us. We all have interesting stories to tell, so what’s yours? This is the “go for it” card. I want to encourage you to share your ideas with the world. It can be scary to put yourself out there, but you may also help someone who needed to hear what you had to say. So check your great work out of the library of unwritten masterpieces and get it in print.

The Page of Swords can represent an air sign child (Libra, Aquarius or Gemini), or simply the fun and playful childlike energy of wonder and new ideas. We all do our best writing when we are in the fun flow of what interests and excites us, and we are being true to ourselves no matter what anyone else thinks.

A professional Tarot reader and psychic can be invaluable in helping you understand the special meaning of the Page of Swords for you. Everyone wants to know what is written in their stars and cards, so you should feel free to ask! We have a lovely team live online so get in touch.

Love,
Anna.”

Well if you have viewed this card, same goes for you. Is  it not  inspiring??? Then dear folks great blogging and keep communicating. And if anyone is interested in the Tarot website http://www.free-tarot-reading.net/

The night I encountered ‘Fairies’….*^*

Yes, I know what you are thinking, is it true or just another fictitious blog. Well the truth is even I am not sure because it happened only once and I have no evidence. It was a night just like any other, I was sixteen then. I had gone to my cousin sister’s house to visit her on the weekend , her name is Caroline, being the eldest of us she was married then. I was supposed to spend the night there. I remember that I was a bit disturbed that day, as all teenagers are during their teens combating extreme emotional ups and downs. Even small things are visualized as big problems and finding answers to them, a hectic job. So coming back to the point, we had dinner and I was standing in the dark on the terrace crying my heart out. Later we went to sleep in our respective rooms. I remember clearly that everybody had settled to sleep and a silence prevailed in the room. I was sleeping in the corner just beside the wall, with still big sobs in my eyes.

I was not still asleep when I felt a pinch on my index finger of my left hand which was just near my face, and not much later I thought someone just pulled a lock of my hair which was lying open and covering a part of my face. A let out a small squeal and thought an insect must have bitten me. As my eyes were full of  tears, I thought I did not see properly. I saw a small creature on my finger it was white, glowing and had wings. It was just a moment, I squeezed my eyes to let the tear drops fall, so I could see clearer. And I was amazed to see what I saw,  a series of thoughts passed by, like I must be dreaming, or maybe hallucinating  or maybe because I am sad or something, but even thoughts got disturbed when I saw a few more tiptoeing one behind the other a little scared, from behind the wall. The one playing with me was the fearless of them all and maybe what people say are right, they are little pranksters, enjoying themselves. The others were shy.It was a marvelous encounter and didn’t want to scare them  But by this time I became very scared, first of all I had never seen something like this. It may have been a dream but I could feel all the biting and pulling havoc. I just took a small breath and sat upright.

As soon as I got up these tiny pixies not more than two inches, with wings, white an shiny a little transparent kind of and off course flying and jumping  quickly scurried behind the wall. Before I could understand the whole incident everything was silent and dark again. I looked around to see my siblings fast asleep. I quietly lay back waiting for a while to see if they come back. They never came back and after some time I fell asleep and for sure I forgot the crying part of the story. The next morning I was happy and glad but the incident of the night before, when I encountered the fairies  I am sharing with you for the first time in my life. I don’t know what you are going to make of it. But I am seriously asking that if any of you have come across any such situations please tell me, so that I don’t feel like the odd one out.

Just wanted to say…Hi! Have a Good Day!

Sometimes time just stops by and everything seems empty. Pondering on our life, we wish for many things and a moment comes when you feel the connection with the whole world, you feel the whole world being in you and you being a part of the whole world. This is same instance when I feel one with you and though may be I don’t know you, I still feel you are not unknown and at this same instance , I just want to say Hi! Have a Good Day. And this is for you.