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  • When rain is a menace

    First and foremost, avoid white during rainy season. And the reason is simple, it'll get see-through in case you get drenched creating an embarrassing situation for you. Wear brights and pastels instead to maintain a cheerful aura in the gloomy atmosphere.

  • Pro tips for a twenty-first century home

    Start with the mise-en-scene. Like a movie set, the floor plan and lighting are vital to the decoration. A modern house has a strategic base; electronic lives now call for strategic power socket planning. Even the best seat in the house needs a charger for your phone nearby. Socket distances should be convenient to accessibility, and all of this must add to the aesthetics.

  • Hijab and summer haircare

    Whether we realise it or not, glands of our scalp constantly release sweat and sebum; when the head is covered with a hijab, it creates a warmer environment which is ideal for bacterial and fungal infestation, resulting in itching, stickiness and that dreaded bad odour.

  • Oily scalp and hair loss

    Hair roots come with sebaceous glands, which secrete an oily substance called sebum. In fact, this sebum benefits the hair but excessive sebum production is the cause for oily hair.

  • Cleaner for your screen

    As far as cleaning tech devices, screens in any form and size pose the biggest challenge. The obnoxious trend of wiping off mobile screens with toothpaste was here for a while, but it is simply not recommended.

  • Do's and Don'ts of Ride Sharing

    Always wear a proper helmet (this goes for both the passenger and rider) that fits the size of your head. As annoying and uncomfortable as it feels to some, remember that not wearing one even during a crash at a speed of just 25 kilometres per hour can cause brain injury.

  • The organic hair colour

    What say you about dyeing your hair in a dazzling shade that shall shine in hues of the evening sky? Sounds tempting, right?

  • Digital detox

    With the chaos which comes with the rush of city life, smartphones seem like the perfect escapade. Not only is every step of our life massively dependent on our digital windows, but we also use our precious gadgets for entertainment and interaction.

  • Warnings from your skin

    You hydrate your skin regularly, apply the top shelf foundation and never forget to use the right serum. But how closely are you listening to your skin? As the largest sensory organ on the human body, our skin can give early warnings of an impending internal ailment. Then again not every scratch or bump is a reason to run to the dermatologist! You can start with looking out for and taking care of the basic signs first.

  • Cream contouring made easy

    Probably, there has been times when you were really feeling yourself, wanted to look extra chiselled and followed your favourite Guru with her contouring techniques, only to find out that instead of looking flawless, your efforts turned out muddy, patchy and unblended!

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