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To bring cold eggs to room temperature quickly, you can put the whole eggs into a bowl of lukewarm water (not hot) for 30 minutes.
To check freshness of eggs, put in a bowl of water–if they sink, they’re fresh. If they float and stand on one end, they’re not.
Ingredients for cakes should be room temperature (can take out of refrigerator approximately 60-90 minutes before needed).
To prevent ice crystals from forming, cover the surface with a layer of plastic wrap or wax paper before closing the container.
Don't overfill your ice cream maker! Three-quarters full yields the best results. It might look a little empty, but trust me, if you fill the bowl up to the top, the ice cream won't aerate properly.
In case you wet your hair due to rain, wash your hair like a regular wash as soon as possible. The salts and pollutants from rain water are highly damaging.
Apply a hair serum regularly. This creates a barrier between your hair and the outside and helps protect it better.
Smooth skin is the key to a more beautiful you. Use a scrub made out of a cup of ground almonds, two spoons of honey and milk cream. This scrub will not only make your skin look flawlessly smooth, but will also make it soft and well-nourished from within.
Ingrown hair is a perennial problem and scrubbing is the solution to prevent this problem. Squeeze out the juice of two lemons and add a cup of sugar to it. Add some water and use this scrub to prevent ingrown hair. You may add a few drops of tea tree oil because it has antiseptic properties. You can use it after 2 or 3 days of waxing for effective results.
Exfoliation helps in doing away with acne scars. Prepare a basic scrub using two spoons of baking soda and a spoon of water. Make a paste and use it on your face to treats the ugly marks left behind by acne.
Removing dark patchy skinAdd a spoon of yoghurt to a spoon of crushed walnuts. Use this scrub twice a week to get desired results. It is especially effective on knuckles, elbows and knees.
Always apply lotions, cosmetics, perfume and hairspray before you put on your jewellery.
Avoid your jewellery being in contact with sea salt, chemicals, alcohol, fruit acid, vinegar and chlorine, e.g. swimming pools or hot tubs
Beaded jewels should be stored flat. This is especially important for any necklaces and bracelets with silk, nylon, and cotton strings holding the beads together. Soft pouches are recommended for this purpose.
Hanging necklaces prevents kinking. In a drawer, necklaces have a tendency to get tangled and lose luster. A jewelry box or a hook in a secure location may be recommended for storing fine jewelry.
Silver jewelry often develops a tarnished appearance and may require frequent cleaning. Jewelry can be stored in a tarnish-resistant cloth to protect the appearance and shine.
Pearls are fragile and soft. Nicks and scratches are common if the jewelry is not stored properly. The storage units must be extra soft on the interior to prevent damage to pearls.
Seal the jewelry in a plastic bag after squeezing all the air out of it. This will keep it dry and safe from blemishes. Without oxygen in the bag, the alloy metals of the gold-plated jewelry would remain untarnished.
For turning your nails bright and white, try this super home remedy. Prepare a mixture containing equal amount of glycerine, rose water and lemon juice and apply this concoction on your nails after thoroughly washing it. Leave it for three to five minutes and wash it off.
Massage your nails for 10 minutes after dipping them in almond oil every night before bed to make them stronger from within. The almond oil will nourish your talons; preventing brittleness, boosting nail growth and adding whiteness.
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