On Being Social ..

For the longest time, I was thinking about writing an article on being social. Today, all anyone does to ‘be social’ is Facebook or Twitter. Add in Instagram and WhatsApp, and you are in one the best ‘social’ circles. But what about meeting new people? Yes, we can ‘meet’ new people through Snapchat or the likes of it. Forgive me, but I don’t know much about these social networking applications, I mostly limit myself to Facebook or Twitter and the occasional check on Tumblr. This is not because I’m outdated or backdated or anything, I mean c’mon, I’m 16! It’s mostly because I dont have a smart phone.
My JAVA phone phone does support facebook and twitter, but it takes a little time to load all the images and gifs on tumblr. Not that I am complaining or anything, but a better phone would’ve been nicer. Especially the new Nokia Lumia. Sweet Mama! That is one smart ass phone! Wait. What was I talking about again? Oh, yeah. Being social. Right. So, umm, yup! You need to be more social. And when I say social, I do not mean instagram social. I mean touch. Ok, that came out wrong. What I meant was we need to feel each other. That came out wrong. What I actually mean is we need to understand each others problems and help – wait, that’s not what I meant either.
What is really mean is we, sorry, i meant you, you need to get out. Get out and meet new people. Make new friends. Talk to strangers. Maybe talk to that cute guy/girl who is in your class and you stalk him/her on facebook everyday. Talk to them. Who knows? You might just end up getting married! Or perhaps you could end up getting into a relationship which would eventually fall apart and you would just end up hating each other. Who knows?

DIY Facewash to get rid of blackheads (all natural and completely safe)

So, you guys use face wash, right? Right. Everybody does. It is a part of our daily acne treating routine.

But did you know, that the chemicals in your face wash could probably harm your skin further, which could lead to more acne and pimples that you started out with. after a lot of experiments, I found the perfect solution for this acne problem.

MY STORY : I’ve been suffering from blackheads all over my face since the past six years. And when I say all over, I mean ALL OVER. It’s everywhere, my chin, nose, left cheek, right cheek, forehead. I also get the occasional pimples here and there which almost always leave a dark spot. I had tried over a gazillion things. I tried “natural” soap, the “clinical” cleanser, the “moisturizing” face wash, but none of them ever seemed to work for me.

So, i came up with a few things that DID work for me, and probably would work for you as well, if followed correctly.

DISCLAIMER : I have oily skin, and these treatments suit my skin very well. If you have sensitive to normal skin, you probably wouldn’t want to try them out without testing them out.

So, here goes.

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During my research, a lot of websites had recommended this. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Baking soda does wonders on your skin, but only when used properly.

There are quite a few methods for using baking soda, depending on how much time you have in your hands and how much you want to use on your skin.

Baking soda does wonders for both blackheads and acne. But you might want to moisturize after using it since it can make your face a little dry,

  • The Gentle face wash

For a gentle cleansing, you will need to mix a teaspoon or two of baking soda with some water and scrub it gently all over your face in circular motion. You can even use a toner or a cleanser instead of water.

  • Baking soda mask

For a facial mask, make a paste of baking soda and a little lemon juice. If needed, you can even add a little water to dilute it.


If you have a lot of black heads, a salt treatment might be ideal for you.

  • Salt Mask for blackheads

This mask works over night, and might leave your skin a little dry in the morning, but this will get rid of most black heads.

All you have to do, is take a little bit of sea salt or table salt, add a little water and pat over your face. Go to bed with the salt mask on, and Voila! 

In an alternate version of this mask, you could put this mask on for about 15 to 30 minutes, and then wash it off.

I try

Many a days I have wondered, what could be the secret to a happy life

And even though I have tried

I have realized there is none

The only thing that can make me happy is me

My peace, my quiet

My happiness

When I found none, I wondered happened

What I had done wrong

Where did I go amiss

I know not

I look up to the window

It is snowing

Winter came early this year

I should be happy, but I cannot

Not since you

Not since you left me alone

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You left, and took a part of me with you

Since then, I have tried to be happy

Trust me, I have tried

Even today when I think of you

I try not to cry

I try to be happy

I try to be me

I try to be my other self

But I fail miserably

How to make a tote bag (from an old T-shirt) ~ DIY

Tote bags. Tote bags, everywhere. If you wanna look fab but at the same time don’t want to spent much on a tote bag, then this is the place for you.

All you will need is :

  • an old T shirt (the bigger you want your bag, the bigger a shirt you will need). Also, make sure that the T-shirt is strong enough to take the weight of whatever you want to carry in your tote.
  • a pair of scissors
  • needle
  • thread (matching or contrasting colour)
  • some straight pins
  • a marker

 

 

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STEP 1 :  Choose your T-shirt (obviously)

I choose an old T-shirt which i harldy ever used. Any kind will do, even sleeveless.

 

STEP 2 : Cut out the sleeves and neckline

Forgive my photography, but I made this late last night and was really sleepy. Basically, when this is what you have to do. For the sleeves, cut along the hemline so you don’t have to stitch it again.

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This is basically what your ‘top’ should look like once the sleeves and the neck is out. TO get an even cut for the neck, you can trace out a semi circle with the help of a dish (or something round).

STEP 3 : Pin the bottom shut

With the help of a marker, draw a straight line from the bottom where you want to stitch bag shut. Take some straight pins and close the bottom of the shirt. It should look something like this :

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If you want a bigger bag, pin it near the hem line of the shirt.

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Step 4 : Thread the needle (the hardest part)

Thread the needle. If you can do this, you can do anything.

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Step 5 : Sew the bag shut

Start stitching along the line you drew. The pins will help the cloth stay in place for the perfect stitch. Make sure your stitches are not HUGE. Try to make them as close together as you can. This will ensure a longer life for your bag.

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Step 6 : Turn your bag inside out (or outside in, whichever you prefer)

Your bag is ready. Get ready to flaunt it and get those awe-ed expressions from your girlfriends when you tell them “I made it”! 😀

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Your Tote Bag is ready! 🙂

 

Just Random Things

Hey guys! 🙂

So, i recently started this book called Just Random Things on wattpad.com and would really appreciate if you could just click on the link and maybe read it and tell me what you like/don’t like about it. I’d really appreciate it. I’ve posted the link below with an extract to make it easier for you. Don’t forget to vote and comment.

Thank you

http://www.wattpad.com/story/23600581-just-random-things