Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hair Style

Step-1 : Pull out the side hair strands and pin it securely at top
Step-2 : Create a messy bun at the nape of your neck.
Step-3 : Take few hair strands from top and loosely twist it.
Step-4 : Pin the loosely twisted hair strands from both sides into the messy bun.
Step-5 : Repeat step 3 & 4 from both sides until you reach the top section.
Step-6 : Back comb the remaining hair strands at the crown area to add some volume.
Step-7 : Make a puff and twist the loose ends. Securely pin it into the bun.

Step-8 : Or leave a few twisted hair strands around the face for a soft look.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

What is Foot Reflexology?

What is Foot Reflexology?

Foot Reflexology has become a well respected ADJUNCT to regular medical care. It is used in Hospitals, by Physical Therapists and Chiropractors to enhance MOST forms of medical treatments.

It is not a "miracle" or a "faith healing" type thing. Sometimes, like other therapies, it takes a few sessions.

Foot reflexology can help ease the pain of achy joints and muscles, relieve headaches and toothaches, improve the functioning of major systems of the body.

Foot Reflexology works by applying pressure at specific points on the bottom of the foot. This is not the same as acupressure or acupuncture.

In fact, the only thing that is the same is that medical science can't prove how it works...they just know it does!!

There are over 7,200 nerve endings at the bottom of each foot. Nerves connect to every organ, every limb and region of the body through the brain and spinal column. It is thought that foot reflexology works in much the same way. Even though we don't actually work the nerve endings, the correlation of the bottom of the feet to every region of the body definitely exists. It was originally called "The Zone" therapy in the early 20th century and was successfully organized into a comprehensive therapy by a physical therapist, Eunice Ingham in the '40s. She coined the term "reflexes" when referring to this therapy.

Foot reflexology can increase the blood flow to the part of the body being worked, which in turn increases the oxygen going to that part.

The increased blood flow helps take away toxins that build up in each cell of the body each day.

This brings more health and vitality to the region plus adds a sense of over-all well-being. When our feet feel good, we feel good!

Learn to do foot reflexology to help your family and friends feel better! Get help getting your body back to its' natural state of health by teaching your family to do foot reflexology on you!

Please realize that foot reflexology is NOT a substitute for medical treatment, you are always encouraged to seek professional medical help when needed, however, this therapy can be used in conjunction with most treatments for most conditions.

Please, if being treated by a medical professional, get that professional's permission before doing foot reflexology for that medical condition.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Expert Makeup Tips for Different Wedding Functions

Every bride-to-be goes through the nightmarish dilemma of selecting and styling different dresses, looks and hairstyles for different wedding functions. Different functions require different makeup stylings, which every bride-to-be should definitely know about. So, here are some glamorous makeup tips to follow, while getting ready for your wedding functions.


On the engagement night, you should look naturally beautiful. So, the makeup should be minimal and should bring out your natural allure.
  • After applying the concealer, use a light tinted moisturiser and a two-way cake. You can also simply use a mousse.
  • For eye shadow, choose cool pastel colours matching or complementing your dress, like sea green, lavender or baby pink.
  • To highlight under your brow, use golden or silver highlighters, which would go with your dress as well as brighten up your eyes.
  • Use an eyeliner or kohl pencil to line the rims. To get voluminous lashes apply a double coat of mascara.
  • Swipe a blusher, like pretty pink or placid peach, across the apple of your cheek to your ear, for a naturally glowing look.
  • Pick a soft-coloured pencil to outline your lips. Fill them with the same coloured long-lasting lipstick and waterproof lip gloss.
  • Go for expressive and creative nail-art designs, and embellish your ring finger with Swarovski crystals or feathers.


On the cocktail night dazzle your fiancé with style and oomph.
  • Use a concealer along with a light but long-lasting waterproof base. Affix it with loose powder.
  • Go for the ravishing smoky-eye makeup. Use copper or silver eye shadow. Smudge it with black eye shadow at the crease. Blend them well together for the best effect.
  • Apply golden or silver highlighter under your brows to make your eyes shimmer. To spark-up your style quotient go for emerald winged liners.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of mascara for big voluminous lashes. You can go for false eyelashes or eyelash extensions as well.
  • Choose a soft blush like baby pink or sleek peach. Swipe it across your cheek to your ear for a natural glowing look.
  • Light lipstick and gloss will contrast beautifully with your eyes.
  • Wear your hair in sensual curls that complement the sassy smoky look. Don a hair accessory that ups your oomph.


The D-day is finally here and nothing short of flawless makeup will do. You need to be picture perfect, so, spare no expense.
  • Go for airbrush makeup, which uses a gun to apply waterproof silicon foundation on the face. There will be no cracks or unevenness. It is completely hygienic and perfect for your wedding look.
  • Ooze sensuousness with well-defined eyes. Use eye shadows such as orange, wine, blue, green or even red or magenta, which complement your dress.
  • Use silver or golden highlighter under the brows and apply winged eyeliners.
  • Curl-up your eyelashes with a curler and give them density with 2-3 mascara coats.   
  • Outline your lips with a pencil like red, crimson, tangerine or coral. Fill them with same coloured lipstick and top it with same coloured lip gloss.
  • Choose a slightly darker blush to accentuate your features. Use a single round bindi or a line of designer bindis on the forehead.
  • Tie your hair in a trendy high bun, maybe with a studded braid, so that it looks attractive and helps you manage the dupatta easily.
Remember that even though you have hired the best stylist in the town for your wedding functions, but it is important that every bride-to-be should be aware of what does and does not look best on her.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Salwar Kameez Online

Salwar Kameez is one of the most gorgeous attire from India that is being exported all over the world. It is a graceful ethnic outfit of India that gives a captivating feminine charm to the women wearing it. Salwar Kameez can not only be worn as a daily wear, but it is the most suitable attire that can be worn at any special occasions such as festival, function, parties, wedding etc.

Internet plays a very major role in our day to day life and with the use of internet, the facility to shop online is slowly escalating. In a physical store we can do our shopping during fixed hours or working hours, where as shopping online can be done at our convenient timing be it day or night. Shopping online has helped to save time and money in today's busy world. It is particularly very beneficial for Indian women who have to work and also spend time in taking care of their home and family and cannot go outdoors for shopping. With the advantage of online shopping they can even buy Salwar Kameez online by comparing its designs and costs from various retailers with less time and effort. Online shopping stores are designed in a manner which is easy for the customers to access the details of the required Salwar Kameez by categorizing it based on their fabrics, designs, price ranges etc. While shopping Salwar Kameez online, the customers can view its detailed description and enlarged image file, but this is something that will not be available always when shopping in a physical store. Some online stores even offer services to buy matching readymade or customized blouses depending upon what and how the customers desires it to be.

With the price comparison option provided by some online retailers, customers can even compare the price of the Salwar Kameez with various other websites. By this way, they can easily get benefitted out of the discounts and best offers. Online retailers even provide a return policy which can be made use by the customers in case of any damaged or wrong product delivered. So with just a few clicks for shopping Salwar Kameez online, the customer can get their favorite Salwar Kameez at their door steps with a hassle free and a faster service.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


The Saree is a long piece of fabric which is approximately 6 to 9 yards in length. It comprises of 3 parts:
The first part is the Pallu, which is the end of the Saree. Its usually the most fanciest part of the Saree and is draped over the shoulder.  
The second part is the body of the Saree (middle part). From the middle part is where the pleats are folded into the petticoat. 
The last part is the inner end/edge of the Saree. This part is the first part of the Saree that should be tucked into the petticoat. 


The fitted top worn under a saree is known as a blouse. It’s also called choli and ranges in looks.

What is Petticoat:

Petticoats have many different names in throughout the different regions of India a as “Underskirt”. Petticoats are straight skirts worn under the Saree. The petticoat are worn to not only gives the saree structure around your body but it also holds up the entire Saree as you are tucking in the Saree into the petticoat. It can be of different materials and even have pleats at the edge.


Fabric can be described as different types of material naturally or artificially created to make a “Saree”. These materials are dyed to obtain vibrant colors. There are various types of fabrics available in market. Each fabric is unique in its own way, below are descriptions of the types of fabrics most commonly used to create a Saree:

Pure Georgette / Faux Georgette: Georgette is a sheer lightweight fabric, often made of silk or from such manufactured fibers as polyester with a crepe surface.

Pure Crepe/Faux Crepe: Crepe is a silk, wool, or polyester fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance.

Net: An openwork fabric made of threads or cords that are woven or knotted together at regular intervals.

Tissue: A fine transparent silk, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.

Chiffon: A fabric of sheer silk or rayon.This is a very light weight fabric and brings a feminine touch to the garment.

Silk/Art Silk/Raw Silk: Silk is a natural protein fiber; out of it various form one can be woven into textiles. The shimmering effect makes it fall apart from other fabrics. Silk can be further classified into other forms.

Cotton: Cotton is a natural crop that is transformed into various forms out of which one is textiles. Cotton is a very soft fabric used in sarees for daily wear.

Velvet: Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, giving it a distinctive feel.

Brocade: Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks. It gives a very rich and classy look.

Jacquard: Jacquard is simply a mixture of different fabrics with brocade.

Brasso: Brasso is a kind of art work created on sarees of various materials by embossing design with satin patch work.

Multi-Fabric: A saree blended with more than two types of material in order to create a different style is called a multi-Fabric

Kota/Super net: Kota is a form of cotton which is very light and airy. It is perfect summer wear.

Satin: Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface. A satin-woven fabric tends to have a high luster due to the high number of floats on the fabric 

Buttas: Buttas are motifs that have been stitched and embroidered over an area of fabric.

Kali Style/Lengha Skirt Saree: A Kali Style/Legnha Skirt Saree is a ready to wear saree which doesn’t require any pleating of the skirt. The skirt usually has paneling which is embellished with different types of bhutas adorned with velvet or stones, etc.  

Ombre: is a dying technique where color is graduated and shows through different shades and tones of the color.


Sarees are made in various materials and the beauty of the saree is enhanced by adding appropriate work on it. Different regions in India have their speciality of work for which they are well known. It is impossible to describe each and every type of Saree available, but we at Barcode 91 , have managed to put forward various forms of art work created on sarees. Hence, we have composed a pictorial description and written description for the most commonly used styles: 
Bandhani: Bandhani is traditional art-work created with a concept of Tie-Dye.
Zardosi: Zardosi' is a kind of workmanship created with a type of thread made of fine gold or silver wire used in traditional sarees.
Gota Work:Gota is unique embroidery where gold or silver thread ribbons are embroidered through applique technique to create patterns. 
Kundan: Kundan are Indian gem stones which are placed on the sarees to give a jewelry effect.
Parsi work:  Parsi work is a blend of floral work done with reshams threads.
Chikankari: Chikankari work is fine white cotton thread embroidery which is usually created in paisley or floral patterns. 
Pitha Work: Pitha work is a traditional handcraft with golden or silver threads that are pressured to give an ethnic look to sarees. 
Resham work:  Resham work is where silk threads are used to hand-embroider various designs and motifs.
Sequins: Sequins are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. 
Bead Work: Bead work is a small, decorative object that is usually pierced for threading or stringing. 
Mirror Work:  Mirror work consists of mirrors in different geometrical shapes brought together to give a dazzling effect.

Banarasi: Banarasi is a type of silk woven with gold/silver threads s