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A Perfect Pair- The Cinderella’s Shoe

No this is not a Christian Louboutin Cinderella Shoe Advertisement, this is about the wish each girl grows up with, to own a pair of shoes just like Cinderella had, the perfect fit and maybe magical too. The one she would wear when dancing with her true love.

We all know, how difficult it is to get that perfect fit which would look the best on our feet. The one pair which is just tailor made for us.

Imagine the fuss we make around, when trying the shoes, they should be beautiful, exceptional like nobody else has, fitting to the core, and comfortable, guess we get these all in a  pair. But why can’t we ask for it? We all have that little Cinderella within us, wanting to jump forth whenever we see a stiletto.

But I don’t think men get that point. Because few days ago I was shopping with my fiance and I found these ballerinas quite impressive, they were transparent and had a heart on it just like the picture below, and guess what he exclaimed,  “I could never imagine shoes with hearts on them.” As if wearing those would mean trampling hearts under my foot, I can’t even imagine that. We can blame that on  gender discretion.

Whatever, he later bought me a beautiful  white slipper and said, ” You look like an angel in it, my fairy.”

Coming back to the Cinderella topic,  I would shop for the perfect pair for that grand day, and hope I find the one’s that are waiting to get into my feet.

Because you never know.

 

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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.

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