Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Online stores

Since we're in our last week of #Best10WithMYD, we thought we'd bring you a little different kind of #Best10. So here are 10 awesome online stores you should definitely check out! Let us know if you have any other quirky stores in mind! Happy shopping :D

1. Pipa+Bella : This should be your go-to store for all your accessories! They have a huge variety and a great collection at pretty affordable rates. And the best part, you can go ahead and personalize your pieces by adding charms too. Bonus points for fast services and adorable packaging!

2. Snob Shop : Love the quirky collection in this super cool online store.  Got my first pair of reflectors from here and I fell in love with them. If you're looking for something different and quirky, you need to check this out!

3. Stalk Buy Love :  I have been eyeing the cold-shoulder tops and dresses for quite a while now. Too bad I can't buy all of it :( Absolutely in love with their variety of edgy bags and clothes!

4. Myntra :  I don't think this is something new to us. Their jaw-dropping sale prices are bound to get you hooked!

5. Koovs : It's a fashion hub for almost every kind of fashion accessory. Great deals and affordable prices! What more do you want?

6. Abof : Abof is a great place to buy all kinds of styles from basics to fancy party gowns. They also have an online trial feature in which you can mention your measurements and see how different sizes would fit you.

7. Amazon now : A new addition to the Amazon family, Amazon Now is an app you need to download right away. They deliver basic home supplies within 2 hours!

8. Nykaa : Nykaa has a brilliant collection of makeup that includes drugstore and high end. Their delivery is also very quick.

9. Forever 21 : F21 app is the easiest and the most efficient way to get Forever 21 merchandise delivered at your doorstep. They deliver within a few days so you don't have to wait too long for your lovely clothes.

10. Limeroad : Limeroad has a great variety of clothes, accessories and shoes. Their delivery is super quick and their clothes are very inexpensive. Also, they always have some or the other kind of offer going on which makes the entire experience even better!!

MYD :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Straws

Who knew straws could bring so many life hacks as well? 

Use Drinking Straws to Make Easy-to-Carry Seasoning Holders
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1. To prevent necklaces from getting tangled: Run your chains and bracelets through straws before storing them in open jewelry boxes, this will prevent them from tangling. This tip is so useful for those of you who are travelling!

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2. To keep soft stem flowers upright: Insert the stem of your flowers into straws and then keep them in the vase.

Uses For Straws
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3. To get ketchup flowing: You want your ketchup out of the bottle before your burger gets cold, don't you? Insert a straw all the way down and stir it to get the ketchup flowing.

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4. To make easy-to-carry seasoning holders: Seal one side of your straw and fill it in with with any kind of seasonings and then seal the other end as well. You're ready to go on your picnic now!

Uses For Straws
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5. For a make-shift pen/pencil holder: Tape a straw on the side of your notebook to always have a pen holder with you whenever you need it. No need to go pen hunting anymore!

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6. Prevent spilling of coffee while driving: Just double tap the straw in your coffee lid and prevent it from spilling on those sharp turns.

7. Naming wires: Write names of different appliance wires on the straws and insert in accordingly to prevent confusion among cluttered up wire appliances.

Picture of ​wire organizers/markers
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8. Toiletries container: Travelling for a short time? Made a sudden plan to get away on the weekend and no time to buy travel size toiletries? We've got you!  Fill in your lotions, face wash, etc. into straws and seal it on booth ends and name them accordingly and you're good to go :)

9. Strawberry huller: Retain the heart shape of your strawberries by pushing a drinking straw through the berry. It hulls it out without the use of a knife.
Uses For Straws
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 10. Making jelly worms: Fill in your jelly mix into straw and remove them out once cooled and you have your very own jelly worm making factory!

Top 10 Creative Things to do With Drinking Straws
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Until next time!
              - MYD! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Turmeric

Turmeric also known as the 'Golden Spice' can be found in all our kitchens. Other than being used in our food, turmeric has various different uses that you may not be aware of!

1. To heal wounds. Turmeric has antiseptic and antibacterial properties and can be used to heal a cut or a burn.

2. As a natural dye. It can be used to dye Easter eggs or as a DIY dye. Mix turmeric in water until you achieve the desired pigmentation.

3. To soothe pimples. A mixture of turmeric and rose water when applied directly to the zit helps it heal faster.

4. In face packs. Mix a little turmeric in your regular face pack for clear For and glowing skin.

5. To get rid of cough and cold. Gargle with hot water and turmeric to reduce cough and itching throat. This can also be done to treat ulcers.

6. Improves digestion. Drink turmeric milk once in a while to improve your digestion. It is also proven to increase immunity against common diseases.

7. To sooth illness or improve sleep. Add some turmeric to your tea and it will help you sleep better.

8. As a face scrub. Make a paste of honey and turmeric to exfoliate your skin. This will also help prevent acne.

9. To reduce skin pigmentation. Make a mixture of turmeric powder, lemon and rose water and apply it directly on the affected area.

10. To heal cracked heels. Make a mixture of coconut oil and turmeric powder and apply it on the problem areas.

Apart from all these uses, turmeric has been scientifically proved to reduce the risk of cancer, provide relief to people suffering from arthritis, help with child leukemia, decrease chances of liver cirrhosis, lower cholesterol and fight against Alzheimer's disease!
So go ahead and include turmeric into your daily lives if you haven't already.

Until next time,
             MYD :) 

Friday, July 15, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Coffee

Your daily coffee fix is here! :D
Apart from keeping you awake on those long work nights, coffee has a variety of other uses!

1. To speed up composting.

2. To exfoliate. Coffee is a great to get rid of dead skin. Just rub it on your face for smooth amazing skin.

3. For glossy hair. Cool down a freshly brewed coffee pot and apply it on dry hair. Wash it off after 20 mins.

4. In homemade cushion. Fill up homemade cushions with dried coffee beans.

5. To clean grease from tiles. Mix coffee with soapy water and scrub.

6. In brownies. Coffee goes really well with almost all desserts actually. Use them in brownies, cakes, puddings anything.

7. To reduce eye puffiness. Make a paste of coffee and some water and apply it on your under eye area for 15 mins.

8. To freshen up your room. Coffee has a great aroma which instantly freshens up the room.

9. As a natural dye. Coffee mixed with water forms a beautiful sepia colored dye which can be used in crafts.

10. In room decor. Coffee beans look and smell great. They can be used to decorate your room in your make brush holder or just a vase to hold flowers in place.

MYD :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

#Best10withMYD - Vodka

We bet you'll love this one ;)

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1. To freshen laundry. If you're lazy and don't like doing laundry, this tip is for you.

2. Preserve flowers. It can help you find love and also preserve symbols of it! Crazy, isn't it? Just mix a few drop of vodka with a teaspoon of sugar and it to the water in your vase. The flowers stay fresh longer :)

3. For shinier hair. Just add a bit of vodka  in your 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. It helps you get rid of dandruff and keeps your hair healthy!

4. To ease a toothache. Obviously your first priority should going to the dentist but sometimes its just not possible to go right away and that's when you try and swish a shot of vodka in the affected area. It's bound to numb the pain.

5. As an aftershave. For all you men out there, it works wonders on your face. Go ahead and try it! You can also use it to keep your razors sharp and clean by keeping it soaked in vodka.

6. Prevent color fading. Spray vodka on dark clothes to prevent it from fading and removing odour.

7.  Air freshener. Spraying vodka in air leaves the room refreshed without leaving a scent. You can use essential oils for a scent. 

8. To cure a soar throat. Mix a tablespoon of vodka with warm water and gargle.

9. To remove rust from screws. Leave the screws in plain vodka for a while and then wipe off the rust.

10. Glass cleaner. Mix vodka and water for a streak free shine!

Haha, who knew vodka could do all this as well! Don't judge us, we're just two girls with some left over vodka :P

     MYD! :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Lime!

Yet another daily product is lime. You might use only to make a refreshing summer drink but it's of more use than that. Happy reading :)

1. Teeth whitener. Mix baking powder and lemon juice and apply it to your teeth with a q tip before brushing.
2. Skin brightener. It can be used to lighten spots or tan. Use diluted lemon juice directly and avoid stepping out in the sunlight after application. Ideally apply it for a while in the night.
3. For soothing sore throat. Gargle with some lemon juice in a warm cup of water for some quick relief.
4.  For blackhead treatment. Apply a slice of lemon directly on your blackheads and wash it away.
5. In a toner. Mix lemon juice and tea tree oil in distilled water. Use it as a toner.
6. To get rid of grease on clothes. Pour lemon juice on fabric followed by salt and see the stains vanish.
7. For Digestion. Mix lemon water in luke warm water and honey. This improves digestion and your immune system.
8. Lightens hair color. If you want your hair color to be lightened without the use of chemicals, lime juice is a great option. All you need to do is apply lime juice on your hair and sit in the sun for an hour or expose your hair to sunlight. Then, rinse your hair. This procedure will make your hair 2-3 shades lighter in color.
9. In your exfoliator. Mix lemon juice, sugar and olive oil to create a natural exfoliator for your face and body.
10. Treats skin tan. All you need to do is prepare a face pack by mixing some gram flour (besan) with curd (dahi) and add some lime juice to this mixture. Apply this paste evenly on your skin and allow it to dry. Now wash your face with water and dry it. This face pack should be applied weekly for better results.
Until next time!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Hair Dryer

The next post in the #Best10WithMYD series is gonna be about how you can use your hair dryer for various purposes. In today's post we have listed down ten different things for which we use our hair dryer other than blow drying our hair!

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1. To break in new heels or shoes. Put on your socks and wear your new pair of footwear and just blow dry over it. This will help stretch out your shoes thereby preventing shoe bites.

2. For drying nail paint. Most of the times we put on the nail paint at the last moment and have very little time for it to dry out. Use your hair dryer in the low heat or cool setting to help dry nail paint faster.

3. To dry damp makeup sponges or brushes after cleaning.

4. To remove labels or stickers from anywhere. Using a hair dryer over a sticker loosens up the glue and makes it easier to peel off.

5. For hair straightening. Most of the times we don't have enough time to blow dry and then use a straightener. Moreover using a hair dryer and a straightener back to back will make your hair dry. Ditch the straightener and blow dry your hair in sections pulling it downwards. It will give the straight hair effect.

6. To warm the eyelash curler. Warm your eyelash curler prior using to make your lashes longer and neatly curled. Ensure that the curler isn't too hot before application.

7. To clean dust on keyboards. Cleaning the dust off the keyboard becomes very easy using a blow dryer. Just make sure you use it in the cool setting for this.

8. To soften butter before baking. Butter is generally the last item that one removes from the fridge while baking and bringing it to room temperature can be quite a task. Soften the butter in just a few minutes using a hair dryer.

9. To create quick beach curls. Apply little hair spray and divide your hair into 3-4 sections depending on it's thickness and braid each section separately. Blow dry each section and open up the braids. Set the curls using some setting spray.

10. To spot iron clothes. If you happen to drop your drink or food on your clothes then just clean the spot with some water and dry it quickly using a hair dryer.

These are just some of the ways we use our hair dryer and we hope this post will help you discover the full potential of your under rated hair dryer thrown in one of the drawers!
If you guys have any suggestions for the next item in the #Best10WithMYD series then do let us know.

         MYD :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

#Best10WithMYD - Coconut Oil

We are always told to make the best use of anything and everything that's given to us but how are we supposed to do that unless we know all the possible uses? As we mentioned earlier, we at MYD are determined to make your lives simpler and here we are back again! ;) 
From this post on, for the entire month of July we will be bringing to you ten amazing ways to use different kinds of products that are just lying around in your house. Sounds kind of fun, doesn't it?
So our first product for this month is something that all of us have at our houses and its 'Coconut Oil'.
Coconut oil is one of the most underestimated products that all of us own. It also happens to be one of my favorite oils ever! So keep on reading to know ten different ways how you can use Coconut Oil- 

1. As a pre conditioner. Coconut oil works great as a pre conditioner. Just massage your hair with it 30 minutes before taking a shower and it will make your hair really smooth and shiny. Do this twice a week for best results. 

2. For soft supple skin. With the weather changes comes flaky skin. Rub coconut oil all over your body 20 minutes before taking a bath and you will notice your skin will become very soft. Bye bye rough skin!

3. As a makeup remover. Coconut oil is one of the best natural makeup removers you will ever find. It melts away any kind of makeup very easily without causing any harm to your skin.

4. In exfoliating scrubs. Making a natural exfoliating scrub at home is very simple. just mix equal parts of coconut oil and sugar and use it as a scrub to remove any dead skin. It is very natural and great for those with sensitive skin. 

5. For treating dark circles. Massage a tiny amount of coconut oil into your under eye area and leave it overnight. You will wake up next day with less visible dark circles. 

6. To clean makeup brushes. Coconut oil easily gets rid of all the makeup on the makeup brushes very easily. (even the foundation brushes!) Soak your dirty brushes in some coconut oil prior to washing them. Cleaning them this way will become much easier!

7. For spot treatment. Coconut oil is great to treat those stubborn face spots that just don't seem to go. Massage a small amount of oil into the spot and let it sit there for sometime before washing it off. 
Your spots will get lighter in just a few days. 

8. To treat sunburns. Sunburns can be very painful and coconut oil is a great remedy to treat it. The oil calms the skin and helps heal sunburns faster. It can also be used to get rid of unpleasant tan lines. 

9. For diluting essential oils. Most essential oils are highly concentrated and need to be diluted first. Coconut oil works great as a base oil to dilute such essential oils. 

10. For softer feet. Massage coconut oil on your heels before going to bed. You will wake up to smoother feet. 

So these were the various ways in which we use coconut oil. I hope this helped you all and if you do try any of them then do let us know :)

MYD :)