DIY & Tips – Messyduniya

Fighting Insomnia

“Insomnia, defined as “habitual sleeplessness”, is something that many of us experience at one point or another. It can be chronic, where symptoms appear at least 3 nights a week for longer than a month, or on a temporary basis. Chronic insomnia can be caused by a number of things, such as depression or anxiety disorder, medication, or naturally higher hormone levels.” Sounds horrifying, doesn’t it? Let’s look at a few things that might help one out if they’re facing insomnia.   1. Read a book Reading is a good way to calm yourself before bed while avoiding the stimulating effect of electronic gadgets. I find that an hour or so of reading, whether fiction or non-fiction, helps. It’s also

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Making It Through The Distance

Do you often scroll through your Instagram feed, look at a couple’s picture and get jealous? No, this does not make you a bad person. It’s natural to feel so. When you’re in a long distance relationship, it gets hard for both of you to survive. But don’t give up just yet.   1. Start your day with a text A message from you as small as a ‘good morning’ text can make your lover wake up with a smile. If you can’t text during the day because of work, make sure to send a message in the morning and one at night before you go to sleep.   2. Appreciate efforts Both of you are making efforts, even if

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Bloggers You Should know

Fashion Blogging is not just about clicking cute pictures in expensive clothes! Do you agree or not? Amidst the plethora of lifestyle and fashion bloggers, it’s hard to choose which ones are actually worth following. This is why we’ve made you a list of a few handpicked bloggers that you can look up to for beauty advice- 1. Saily (http://www.thestylecocktail.in/) She is a dreamer who loves cocktails, hence the name Style Cocktails. For her, the world is her ramp. She also has a weakness for cheese and is a self-confessed shopaholic. She is a social media geek by the week and a fashion blogger over weekends. 2. Tanya (http://www.letsexpresso.com) She is also from Delhi and a true cosmopolitan who loves

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Dealing with Breakups

I know there’s no such thing as completely moving on from a person you once thought was the love of your life. But what’s not meant to be, can’t be yours, right? Anyhoo, we can still try and reduce the suffering. You’re not alone, we got you! Let’s look at a few things that can help you to make it through. 1. Do not suppress your feelings Feel the pain, cry, work-out, but let that negativity flow out of your body in any way that suits you. Rant to your BFF. Give yourself a week or two to mourn the loss then slowly start getting back up on your feet. 2. Take a Vacay Yes, I know it sounds a

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Easy DIY Gifts for Dads

We’ve got you covered, don’t you worry. Here’s a list of gift ideas that you can use on a rainy day. 1. Poem If you’re an amateur or a professional writer then the best thing to give to your dad is a poem that you’ve written exclusively for him. It will make his heart melt completely. 2. DIY frame If you have time then make an extra effort to do this. DIY frame is a very personal gift which you can give to your best friends, parents or your lover. Here are a few links to video guides: https://youtu.be/f8AW9yTVzm0 https://youtu.be/Gz9tQcN0PKY https://youtu.be/6Qs3b-W64rs 3. Books If your father is into books then subtly ask him which his the next book that he

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Easy Lunch Recipes

Same old roti and daal tend to get a bit boring after a point. So, we’ve compiled some lunch recipes for you that are easy to make and would not require much of your time. 1. Soya Uttapam Ingredients: 1/2 cup soya flakes 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup sooji 1 onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1 capsicum, chopped 1 tsp jeera (cumin) powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp black pepper powder 2 Tbsp oil 1/2 tsp urad daal 1/2 tsp channa daal 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 6 curry leaves Heeng (asafoetida) 1 Tbsp coriander leaves, chopped 1 cup water Procedure: 1.Heat a frying pan and add oil. 2.Make a tadka of urad daal, channa

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Easy Last Minute Gifts For Mom

Been there and it doesn’t end well. Forgetting your mom’s birthday is one of the unforgivable sins that you can commit. Well, we’re here to rescue you. Here’s a list of few things that you can gift your mother at the last minute. 1. Cake Get her a cake that says’ World’s Best Mother’ or any such flattering line which you really mean. Luckily, if you have an hour or so then bake a cake yourself. She’d love it even if it is half-burnt. 2. Handmade Card It’s completely okay to her if you’re not creative at all. Just a small card with any drawings that you can make, will definitely make her happy. Write quotes or a poem for

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6 Everyday Make-up tips

  1. Always wash your face thoroughly and keep it moisturised before applying makeup.     2. The right shade of foundation is always hard to find. The best way you can go about it is by matching the shade with the colour of your neck rather than your face. 3. Let’s face it. Smudged eyeliner is a girl’s worst nightmare. It’s also the most difficult to perfect. We tend to make mistakes always. But don’t worry, here’s a quick tip for you. Use a cotton bud to fix the smudged area by dabbing it on a tiny amount of concealer on the tip of the bud. 4. Choosing an everyday lip colour is very important because it kinda defines

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7 Ways to Reuse Old Clothes

Feeling bad for your old clothes and don’t wanna throw them away? We’ve got just the solution for you. 1. Have a shirt lying around or if you’re bored with the same look then try turning it into a skirt. Here’s an easy way to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TPYRYMNvOg   2. Another very creative use of an old T-shirt is converting it into a tote bag. Here’s how to do it quickly. https://youtu.be/xbNdVDuXXk0   3. Turn a plain tank top into something sexy. Doesn’t it look amazing? 4. Halter neck tops which fit you right are so hard to find. WHy worry when you can make one on your own? https://youtu.be/NcDqh_yjSdY   5. Cut your old and boring t-shirts and give

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