An Upcoming Event and No Time For Facial

Hi my angels! Hope all is good at your end. The heat is pretty intense here in UAE which of course you can’t really feel if you are indoors but once you step out, you realize the kind of damage your skin gets exposed to. Speaking of which, there is so much going on during summers, dinners, events, launch, etc etc. It’s not always possible to step out for a facial or any skin treatment for that matter, especially if you are a mom of three. One thing that really proves useful every single time is the DIY gram flour mask that you can apply while doing your regular chores or right before getting into the shower. Gram flour has a lot of benefits but it’s specially known for giving you a healthy glow. It is mainly used to cleanse and exfoliate the skin.
All you need is ingredients from your very own pantry and you are good to go.

Let’s start!

For Oily Skin

If you have oily and greasy skin, try this face pack for immediate results. Mix gram flour along with yogurt or raw milk and apply it on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This pack also removes the dirt and makeup residues from your face.

To Remove Tan

Mix 4 teaspoons of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of lemon, 1 teaspoon of yogurt and a pinch of turmeric to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and neck. Wash it off with cool water once it dries. It makes your skin smooth and radiant. Repeat this procedure daily for best results.

Skin Lightening

Gram flour, used along with lemon, is a very popular home remedy for skin lightening. Mix 4 teaspoons of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of raw milk and 1 teaspoon of lemon to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and gently scrub in circular motions. Wash it off with cool water.

Body Scrub

Gram flour is beneficial for the skin as well. Indulge in a homemade body scrub.
Mix 3 teaspoons of gram flour, 1 teaspoon of grounded oats and 2 teaspoons of corn flour with milk. Apply the mixture on your body and gently scrub. This is an excellent body scrub which removes dead cells, excess sebum and dirt quite effectively. It gives you a clean and smooth skin.

Do try these as they are free from any harmful chemicals and the best part is that all you have to do is step into your kitchen and find the right ingredients. Anyway Eid is just around the corner, something which we all are looking forward to. Treat yourselves to these super amazing masks at home and feel the difference.
P.S. send me flowers once your skin glows 🙂

Signing off

Sonya Ali

 

Gorgeous plus size models, truly inspirational!

It is extremely important to know and accept who you are. Tall/ short, dark/fair/wheatish, fat/slim..embrace yourselves and others around you. I came across something that inspired me and i thought of sharing it, knowing the struggle of a woman in the world of today. Remember, being you is what defines real beauty!

 

8-Gorgeous-Plus-Size-Models

Out of all the newish fashion trends the ‘plus-size’ is the most sensational one. The first-rated fashion houses all over the world refill their modeling families with gorgeous plus-size girls. More and more fashion editorials and brands expand to include larger sizes. The high-profile ad campaigns can’t stop to highlight the exquisite beauty of voluptuous bodies. Instagram ‘plus-size’ hashtags and accounts go viral. The beauty bloggers and critics discuss the pros and cons of full-figured beauty. In a word, the plus-size trend has revolutionized the modeling industry with her long-standing standards of body type.
Nevertheless the ‘plus-size’ is still a loaded term and causes a stir at every turn. So while everyone all over the web is trying to offer up an opinion on the ‘genetically gifted’ bodies, missing the thought and stories of the models themselves. These are must-know names of the plus-size modeling world. They really have a lot for you to know.

Kate-Upton

Kate Upton

“The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me!’
This outsized diva has skyrocketed to fame in the fashion world owing to her outstanding shape. She never dreamed she would be high fashion model and one of most talked about personalities all over the world. After her debut in Sports Illustrated she had the extended-size monopoly featuring the 10-size swimwear. She smiled from the covers of fashion magazines showing off her sun-kissed skin and beach curls. Kate is pretty sure that there is no reason to hide the curves. Being plus-sized is a reason to flaunt this fact. That’s why she is blatantly upfront about her body. She keeps the meal plan under control and works out hard at the gym. The full-figured bombshell admits it was hard for her to conceive so many negative statements and non-stop questions like ‘Is she really so fat?’ Now she’s learned to ignored the critics and just enjoy. And you know what? We’re happy she can.

Ashley-Graham

Ashley Graham

I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too.’
Once in an air-punching moment of scandalous plus-size stream the 16-sized girl in a tiny black bikini blew up the world. Ashley Graham is one of the most famous oversized ladies. Her over-the-top career includes the spreads of the best editions like Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Elle. She has started her modeling career at the age of 12. That’s why the 27-years old model feels absolutely free in the co-working environment of perfectly skinny models. Her considered opinion is that there society needs more body education in schools, because that’s where eating and mental disorders start. Teen girls take the beauty standards too literally and simply have no chance to love their gifted bodies. Changing the fashion industry has never been easy but Ashley broke the barriers down. Let’s give her a standing ovation!

Tara-Lynn

Tara Lynn

 ‘I like to believe that my pictures are used as an inspiration for girls who struggle with a poor self-image. It encourages them. I get a lot of messages from girls who tell me that looking at my pictures, or from one of my colleagues, makes them feel better and more secure in their body. They are happy to see someone they can identify with.’
The next plus-size trendsetter is body conscious Tara Lynn, who gets men’s heart racing even more than slim models counterparts. She is best known for the cover of Elle France. Then her gorgeous photoshoots spreads appeared in Vogue Italia, CR Fashion and others. She often shares her thoughts about plus-size mainstream and hardly strives for the oversized models rights on their way to being seeing as full-fledged fashion icons. By the way Miss Lynn’s French and Spanish are fluent and moreover she has a degree in linguistics. Who else but the lady like she is capable of stirring a fashion-revolution?!

Robyn-Lawley

Robyn Lawley

I’ve got big hips and a big body. I’m double, triple the size of other models – and I embrace that – I own it.
This ‘body-gifted’ model is well known for her covers of Italian Vogue, GQ and Cosmopolitan Australia. She amazed everyone with her stunning spread of Elle France and the ad works with Mango, Ralph Lauren, Marina Rinaldi, Persona Collezioni. She debuted the exclusive line for H&M. This year she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2015 showing off the bikini from her own line.
You’ll be surprised but moreover she has her own food blog, takes viral photoshoots of her plus-sized colleges and writes articles for the Daily Beast. Now please take a seat because at the beginning of the March 2015 she gave a birth to her first child.
She smiles when someone asking her ‘How is it possible to manage all these things?’ Still people around continuing to guess the secret of her magnetism and unquenchable energy, I just want to call her the true women. Amen!

Denise-Bidot

Denise Bidot

‘Being you is what defines real beauty.’
The advocate of curvaceous women and the international plus-size model who exploded the fashion standards with a size 14. She was praised to be present on the catwalk by Anna Wintour (OMG!). This full-figured leading diva is a famous TV personality. She even was a part of J Lo and Tyra Banks shows. But she thinks that her main task is to learn the ‘plus-size’ industry and to spread a worldwide message that the only limit of beauty is located in our heads.

Courtesy: herbeauty.co