Monday, 29 October 2012

My first nail art

It's not winter yet and my nails are not that short anymore ..........
These photographs are some 2 years old and this was my first nail art (that was worth sharing ) .
Back then I did not knew how do people make all those shapes on their nails with that thick nail polish brush.
This animal print , I did with a zero size paint brush and my nail polish ........ and I had to throw that brush after use and listen to my mother's nagging for almost a month after that .... actually it was my mom's brush ...

Anyways any nagging could not spoil my mood as the out come was so cute ... "my first perfect nail art "
 and so these photographs are very close to my heart.
Besides for all those who have never tried nail art or have really small nails and want to try something on them, this is literally the simplest thing you can try on your nails, as there is not particular shape required, no symmetry just look at the shape in the pictures I have uploaded , you need to form something like that .

All you need is white nail polish for base coat , there are separate nail polish for nail art available in the market now you will need black in that and a transparent nail polish for top coat .

steps :-
-Apply white base.
-Form prints (you can form different prints ).
-When these prints dry.
-Apply top coat.

You can use different color combinations . I used black and white because it was available at the moment

Hope it helps
Salomi <3

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Ajab Gajabb Love review

After making the two sleekly directed hits Dhoom and its sequel Dhoom 2 (Lets not remember Mere Yaar Ki Shadi Hai  and Kisnap) Sanjay Gadhvi is back with Ajab Gajabb Love 

One line story one rich boy assumes another identity (a gareeb one ) to win over the girl, his whole family puts up a comical act for his sake.

Father, Business tycoon Yashwardhan's role suddenly changes from cracking deals in crores to selling kelas. Mother, gives up her 'Manish Malhotra creations' for the buddhi-blind-bechari who is in her words very down market , his brother plays an alcoholic, and bhabhi turns into a bai .
All this because the girl hates every thing rich , but wear fancy cloths, bags and accessories.

Now enters girl's bhai , oopps twin brothers Karan-Arjun, played by Arjun Rampal. His comic-timing is a revelation. His double-act entertains and adds energy to this comedy.
Arshad Warsi in a cameo, tries to add southern tadka with his accent, but he doesn't do much beyond that, really.

The star-performer, undoubtedly, is Kirron Kher; not that it's a surprise. She overacts convincingly (she's supposed to be a filmi Maa), and her over-the-top histrionics are hilarious. 

This movie gives you very few laughs and so called romantic scenes are not romantic at all.
Movies gives an impression of an over budgeted college drama project.

Movie is another effort by Vasu Bhagnani effort to revitalise his son Jackky's directionless career.
I can't give this movie a 1/5 so I would rather give it a 2/5 

Salomi <3

Friday, 26 October 2012

LOOPER review

Director Rian Johnson and actor Joseph Gordon Levitt come back together after the cult classic BRICK.A mind bending sci-fi noir film which pulls you in its world and does not let you escape long after you have left the theater.
The film also stars Bruce Willis (twelve monkeys) and Emily Blunt (the young Victoria). Willis plays the older Joseph Levitt in the film.

Pierce Gagnon , a very young child actor plays Emily Blunt's son and is a revelation. Joseph’s character says at the start that time travel has been invented in the future and is immediately deemed illegal and is only available in black market. Mafia use loopers in the past to assassinate their targets without leaving any trace ,all they have to do is send the target person 30 years back to the looper .Joseph is getting rich and life is good, until when Joseph is sent back his own future self as the target, all hell breaks loose. He has been asked to close his own loop by the mafia and this is not acceptable to his future self.
One of the stand out scene of the film is when both the present and the future Joseph sit and have a chat on the diner table.But this film is more than just a time travel film, it talks about how our decisions can alter our future to a great extent, every decision we make has a chain reaction and can change the course of history. Rian Johnson who has also written the story, pays homage to films like the terminator and twelve monkeys, but is successful in making an original sci-fi noir film which is cerebral as well as a great action film. Giving too much plot details would be robbing the audience of the great experience that this film is. The art direction, cinematography, makeup (Gordon levitt is at his best) and acting is top notch. It features a wonderfully multifaceted and intelligent story which rewards patience and concentration with a heart stopping ending.
Beside the main theme movie has its light moments. If full on action movie is not your cup of tea don't worry a sweet love story and dark humor will keep you interested till the end and if the company is good , i think rest you can bare
I would rate this movie 4/5

Salomi <3

student of the year review

SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Karan’s Dharma Productions present Student of the Year (SOTY)

Want to have nice time out with friends ........ then go and watch student of the year .
It is an unsaid command , it is a sweet love story of a school (so typically Karan Johar ) with two super hot male actors one is rich brat (Rohan Nanda) with father issues another is middle class super confident boy (abhimanyu singh) again with family issues and then enters stylish shanaya again a rich brat ,with cute face she fits perfectly into the character.
Shanaya and Rohan nanda are introduced as a couple from the starting and when there is a third entry in the movie what can we expect ........ exactly a love triangle.
Movie has Karan Johar written all over it nice big "clean" school.  Two very famous students as a couple then a third very good looking actor enters and complicates things.

The next thing that movie rotates around is a competition STUDENT OF THE YEAR for which all the students compete and as expected due to friendship one friend lets the other one win. And then again the other friend refuse to take the prize just to let down his father.

There are my light moments but you will enjoy movie if you go with your friends and do not use your brain.
You appetite for Karan Johar's gloss style will decide how much you like this movie

I would rate this movie as 3/5 stars

Salomi <3

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

lakme eyeconic kajal

Being a kajal freak, I finish a kajal almost in a month .With the limited resources that we students have (now, that is a new way to say i have very less pocket money ) i have to buy a new kajal almost every month and  obviously even with my limited pocket money ,I want to have the best kajal that i can get.

Till now I use to use colossal by maybelline till now which is available for 150/- for 0.35g kajal.
Now this month I have bought lakme eyeconic kajal which I got for 199/- for 0.35g of kajal.

lakme eyeconic kajal is actually smudge proof ,it stay for more than 8 hours (i wash me face frequently and apply kajal again almost in every 6-7 hours) so i cant tell you for more than 8 hours.

One very good thing about lakme eyeconic kajal is the dark black color you can see the swatch in the picture below.
Now that I have an option in kajal in my range I think I'll go for lakme eyeconic kajal from now on, as maybelline colossal kajal is not that smudge proof exactly. Though the color of colossal is somewhat better than lakme eyeconic kajal.
I used my lakme eyeconic kajal in my dandiya make up (I was so nervous while doing so) and it did not bleed ,THANK GOD !!!!!! I m in love with it <3

I hope it helps
Salomi <3

Saturday, 6 October 2012

M.A.C NC45

M.A.C needs no introduction it is widely used by professional and non-professional makeup artists all around the world. I personally love m.a.c for the quality and variety of products that it has to offer. This is my first product review for my blog what else can I start off with rather than m.a.c concealer.

I have been using m.a.c since more than 2 years now. And the product with which I started using m.a.c was M.A.C NC45 concealer. So giving it a bit of personal touch I decided to choose M.A.C NC45 concealer for my first product review.

I have a combination skin which makes it difficult to choose what kind of makeup products to choose. My friends who have same combination skin as me often ask me what kind of foundation and concealer they should use as pigmentation around lips and sides of nose is very common with our skin type.This concealer can be used for any skin type

Most of the brands offer concealers in just 2 or 3 shades, which obviously dose not suits all and definitely never suits me medium is way too light for me and dark is way too dark.
Whereas m.a.c provides you a wide range of shades and various types of concealers .

This concealer provides you full coverage, you can see in the pictures below with this little amount of concealer(almost a small drop) I covered my complete face. It do not look artificial at all, i personally do not apply foundation after concealer.

It last for 8 hours straight for me(I have never applied makeup for more than 8 hours straight ), it might vary for you.
This concealer cost you INR 1200/- for 10 ml. But my 10 ml tube last for more than 6 months, if you apply makeup occasionally, in that case your 10 ml tube will last you more than a year. which actually is not expensive at all.

I hope it helps
Salomi <3

english vinglish review

 After taking a break of 15 years, Sridevi has returned with the role of a housewife in ‘English Vinglish’ and after watching the film, I have just one word for the actress - FLAWLESS! 

Sridevi's acting in the movie is just amazing. She is in the role of a maharashtraian housewife "Shahi" who is passionate about making ladoos and sell them as well. She is very low on confidence as she can not speak  English, due to which she has to face hell as her husband has no respect for her and her 7th grade school going daughter is ashamed to with introduce her as her mother.

A turning point comes to her life when she goes to New York to help her sister with her niece’s wedding. And grabs an opportunity to learn speaking English in mere 4 weeks and gain her duly deserved respect. In no time Shashi became the most passionate student in the class. She watches English movies during night religiously reads paper as her self imposed homework, all to improve her English reading, writing and speaking skills.during this time periods she finds this very handsome Frenchman attracted to her despite of her simple personality. She achieves her goal as she delivered a speech on the wedding day of her niece.

Many middle age women can relate to the character, as they face the same problem as she did with there kids and husband as they consider them as shame just because they can not speak English and are very low on self steam.

Movie teaches a beautiful lesson that you can do anything if you show required amount of dedication for it.

But the movie did not hold my interest as an audience, after my college when I go for a movie, I expect it to be refreshing. I personally prefer either comedy or a very "strong" movie.
This movie do have some comedy scenes but it can not be called as refreshing. Movie became very predictable specially after the interval.

I would rate this movie as 2/5 stars that is just for good concept and Sridevi.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Remedy for all skull and hair problems

A major skull problem that almost every second person has to deal with is dandruff.
Dandruff is caused by either skin allergy , pollution and lack of care. 
Mom of one of my friends is an ayurvedic doctor. 
Yesterday I went to her place was just talking to her mom when I told her about my problem.
 She told me itching sensation in scull in any season is very common so I decided to share the remedy with everyone. 
This itching can be caused due to allergy or dandruff both of which are very common in specially rainy season I happen to have dandruff throughout rainy season but she told me that dandruff is caused by allergy in my scull and I should avoid rain and pollution.

But we can not simply avoid rain and specially pollution can we???? I have to go to college and if not college rainy season is the season to go out with your friends get wet have coffee bhajia or bhutta. A person cannot sit at home for his/her entire life.

So, here is the remedy :-


Yes a shampoo and this one is not that simple.
All you need is:

Aamla dried(1/2 cup)
Khus dried(1/2 cup)
Reetha(1/4 to 1/2 cup) 
Shika kai (1/4 to 1/2 cup) 
Dried neem (1/2 to 3/4 cup)
Sandal wood oil (1tsp)this is optional
These were the herbal things you will need

Now some chemicals 

Sodium benzoate (1 Tbsp) - it will preserve your shampoo for approx 4 months

Zinc pyrithione or ketoconazole or terbinafine (1 Tbsp) - these chemicals are anti fungal these are used for dandruff 
Note:- you have to use any 1 of these anti fungal chemicals do not use all three I have given these names as option because when I went to chemist he dint had first two so I have to call doctor again to ask if anything else can be used . So these are just options. 

Note:- if your hair are really oily you can add 1tsp more of sodium benzoate


Take 2 liters of water in a pan.
Add everything.
Switch on the gas and cover the pan.
When water starts boiling take off the cover.
Stir everything properly for 2-3 mins more on the gas.
Now remove the pan from the gas and sieve the mixture let the liquid cool down.
Store this liquid in any bottle you have .

You can keep this bottle in your bathroom.
Use it every time your wash your hair .
Do not wash your hair for more than 3 times a week.
Try this shampoo for atleast 1 month to see visible difference in your hair.
Wash out shampoo properly .

Take care :)

Today was the first day I used this shampoo I cant say anything about the itching as I have not gone out in rain yet but my hair have become really soft <3

I have not uploaded any pic because I was just trying it yesterday it turned out so good that I will make another bottle soon for my cousin and then will upload pics

Love <3

Monday, 1 October 2012


First of all we need to understand what kind of skin we actually have.
There are three types of skin:-
- Oily skin .
- Combination skin (or commonly known as T zone skin ) .
- Dry skin .

If you have acne problem , do not directly assume that it is because your skin is dry/oily.

case 1:
If you have extensive acne then you need to see a doctor.
In doctor's word "extensive acne is mostly caused by hormonal imbalance or hormonal changes."

case 2:
But if your acne is not extensive then it might be due to lack of care.
As my mom always says "Love your skin."
Those of us who dose not suffer from hormonal imbalance or changes,
it is in our hands to control acne. We might have to work on our skin but
you can work on something if you love it enough. :)

If you don't keep your skin clean case 2 arises .

Few simple tips :
In this there is nothing you already don't know :-

- Drink lot of water.
- Avoid junk food.
- Increase intake of fruits.
- Avoid stress (smile a bit more laugh as much as you can).
- Wash your face before going to sleep.
- Remove makeup (properly) after coming back home.

If your skin is oily:
Mask 1:
*Multani mitti paste(with rose water)*.
Keep on for at least 15-20 mins.
Best mask ever.
Helps in acne, helps with open/huge pores , black/white heads as it controls oil.

Mask 2:
Sandal wood paste (with rose water) .
Apply it on before going to sleep.
Sleep on it, wash next day with cold water.
If you feel that your skin has become dry after that 
reduce the time to few hours.
(I have tried this , it helped me . I keep it over night ).
A little tip sleep after your mask dries to avoid creating mess on your bed. 

Mask 3:
Mix lemon juice, tomato pulp and aloe vera gel ( prefer fresh aloe vera gel) .
Apply twice a day, daily for 15-20 mins
This mask specially helps with acne scars.
People with combination skin or sensitive skin generally have pigmentation issues in underlip area
and side crease  of nose . For them this mask work wonders as all three ingredients are very good exfoliators.

Mask 4:
Apply tomato juice or cucumber juice or mixed juice on your face for 15 min.

Note : After applying any of the mask massage properly with ice cube, this will close your pores
and then apply rose water.
Changes do not occur overnight, you have to be persistent .
Apply any of this masks daily, make it your night routine.
I hope this helps :) :)

Love <3