Sunday, 25 March 2012

Quick Tip

If you are ever shopping at a place which has no trial room; or you don't have the time to try a pair of jeans or skirt on; use this simple trick to know if it will fit you: 

1. Button the jeans and hold them up facing you. 

2. Wrap the jeans around your neck as if it were a tie. 

3. If it fits around your neck without and excess fabric; it will fit around your waist too. If it doesn't - then it won't fit at the waist!

Try it at home on a pair of jeans you already own to check it out!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Wardrobe Organizing

My closet always seemed a little too small and it ended up getting messy real quick. Well, here are some things which really helped me to organize my wardrobe and keep it looking nice and neat; and added a lot of space to my wardrobe instantly.

1. Double fold you shirts/ trousers/ dresses that are on a hanger.
This is so simple, and creates so much space! You can still see which clothes you have in your closet, and also have created room for other things under your clothes. Now its no longer a stab in the dark.


2. Locate the mess creator and put it in a box
Take the time to analyze your wardrobe and figure out what is it that gets messy first? For me it was my tank-tops and home clothes. Once I had it sorted out; I got boxes [cardboard boxes] and contained the mess in those boxes! Now my wardrobe looks so neat all the time! Hope it helps!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Optical Illusions in Clothing

This week, I covered optical illusions in dress. The entire session was a long one to upload with explanations, so I've broken it up.

Starting with the basics: Vertical and horizontal lines in clothing and how they can effect your appearance.

You can check out the first part by clicking here.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Jeans Basic Guide

I had the best time at Gold's Gym yesterday at my weekly help desk. The people who work there are so friendly and helpful- the members are sweet, open and very attractive! Lots to learn from them- love their style.

Now coming to what I did yesterday- I spoke about Jeans and how to pick the perfect pair.

There are 3 main things that affect the way a pair of jeans fit someone:

The fit, cut, rise and wash.

I have uploaded it here: you can check it out here

If you have any suggestions for next week, let me know!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Fitting at Gold's Gym

On July 15 th, Revyv did fitting at Gold's Gym [Richmond Town, Bangalore]

We covered how to look for a perfect pair of trousers, jeans and jackets.

To recap; the best way to look for the perfect pair of trousers is to look for the common defects. If you don't see them, then they must be perfect!

Look for these defects:

a. Folds in the fabric at the front or back of the crotch
b. Excess fabric at the front or the back of trousers
c. Wrinkles below the belt loops at the back

For jackets- look for these tell tale signs of improper fitting.

a. Underneath the collar
b. Around the underarm region
c. Lapels
d. Extra fabric at the back around the waist

See you next week!

If you have any suggestions as to what topic you would like me to cover- let me know!

Color Analysis at Gold's Gym

My first day at Gold's Gym - and I choose to do one of my favorite topics Color.

Color analysis is a technique which can help us figure out which colors best suit a person's skin. When using the right colors you can see how your face gets highlighted.

Men and women took part in this activity- and we had a lot of fun!

Try some new colors!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Choosing the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner are an important part of your hair-care routine. Using the right products will make your hair feel healthy, look great and will keep it from getting damaged. Knowing which ingredients to look for can make your quest in looking for the perfect products much easier.

Hair Type
Coarse, Tightly Curled Hair
This hair type is the driest hair-type because the oil produced by the scalp cannot make its way into the hair easily.
A moisturizing, creamy shampoo will help adding the moisture back into the hair- preventing it from getting frizzy.

Extreme hydration conditioners and deep conditioners are best for this hair type.

Helpful Ingredients: Shea Butter, coconut, macadamia nut oil.  
Helpful Ingredients: fatty alcohols [like cetyl or stearly alcohol – should be 2nd or 3rd ingredient on the label], panthenol, mehicones [silicones or dimethicone], essential oils [avocado or jojoba oil].
Thick, Wavy or Curly hair
This hair type is generally dry, but less dry than the above mentioned hair type.

Using a rich, creamy shampoo provides the cleansing while restoring the moisture balance back to the hair. They generally combine gentle detergents and water-binding agents.

Conditioners containing smoothing ingredients that coat the cuticles and reduce the amount of frizz without being too heavy.  

Helpful Ingredients: TEA lauryl sulphate, TEA laureth sulphate, propylene glycol.   
Helpful Ingredients: Soy or Wheat Protein, Silicone.

Note: Using a conditioner before and after shampooing can be very useful for this hair type.
Fine, limp or oily
This hair can easily look flat, oily and weighted down. Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner will help the hair to look fuller.
Clear, see-through shampoos which do not contain any conditioning agents to volumize the hair. Volumizing agents generally coat the hair-shaft- increasing its circumference.

Light weight conditioners which are used only from the mid-shaft of the hair down to the ends, or use a spritz on- leave in conditioner.

Helpful Ingredients: panthenol and proteins.
Note: If hair is extremely greasy, look for oil absorbing ingredients like tea-tree oil.
Dry, Damaged Hair
This hair is so dry and damaged that at times it looks lifeless. Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner will smoothen out the overall appearance while balancing out the moisture in the hair.
A creamy based shampoo formulated with a very mild detergent and rich conditioning agents help to smooth the hair shaft, detangle it and diffuse static from the hair.
Ultra-moisturizing conditioner is the best for this hair type. It is important to apply to conditioner as close to the roots as possible and down to the end of the hair shaft for best results.

Ingredients: Sodium laureth sulphate [mild detergent], shea butter or lanolin [rich conditioning].

Ingredients: Shea butter, natural oils and proteins.

Note: Avoid clear shampoos
Note: A leave in moisturizing conditioner is a good option.
Color treated
Color treated hair is hair which has additional color added to the hair in the forms of global coloring, highlighting, streaking etc.
Those that have colored hair can use either color-protecting shampoos or color depositing shampoos.

Color Protecting Shampoo: Contains very mild cleansers, [hence less likely to strip color from the hair] along with extra moisturizers to hydrate and restore shine.

Color-deposit shampoo: Contain actual pigments to deposit color on the hair.

Conditioner for color-treated hair will help keep the color in the hair while moisturizing and providing shine.

Note: If hair is dyed blonde or highlighted blonde - condition once a week. If dyed dark- condition once in two to four weeks.
Avoid: Silicone in the conditioner- silicone strips the hair of color.  

Look at the ingredients on the back of the label, and make sure that the recommended ingredients are at the top of the list. Good luck!