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Dealing with PMS

When it’s that time of the month, you know nothing can change the way you feel about PMS. Statistics show that at least 85% of women struggle with at least one (…

Top Female influencers To Follow
HUDA KATTAN The creator behind Huda Beauty has amassed over 20 million followers on Instagram, over 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube and 45,000 followers and counting on Twitter. Kattan and 2 of…
The Guide to Keeping Yourself Safe Online

The Internet and social media has over the years proved to be both a blessing and a curse. While it’s amazing to learn things, keep in touch with everyone’s lives no matter…

10 Reasons to Watch ‘Wonder Woman’ This June

William Moulton Marston’s creation back in the 1940’s has come a long way to give you all types of feels this season! The character is identified as “Princess Diana of Themyscira”, “Diana…

5 Myths That Don’t Work

Listening to fairy-tales and knowing they aren’t true is one thing. What about some of the sayings and practices by the older generation that still do not make any sense? I’m yet…

Give and Take

In a world hell-bent on introducing a new dating rule every week (what are the latest terms? Oh yeah, ghosting, cushioning, zombieing, and what else?), holding onto a relationship because you are…

Dealing with your BFF bridezilla

As we watch our best friends get ready for the big day, it’s only normal that we observe/are a part of the rising tensions and anxiety that arise in preparation for it.…

What to eat to maintain the inner cool

The mercury levels on the scales seem to be rising daily- the heat has been draining out the souls in all of us. The unbearable heat has taken a toll on our…

Sri Lankan Instagram Flavour

Instagram feeds could always do with a little perking up – and nothing refreshes your daily scrolling like a little Sri Lankan flavor! Here are five of our favourite Instagram accounts that…

Top five apps for the working woman

Staying ahead of the game and organizing your life in accordance with your lifestyle is always easier with a smart-phone at hand. As competition grows stronger, every woman needs a helping hand…

Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Many menstruating women are inflicted with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which results in irregular periods and fertility issues. It’s caused by hormonal imbalance. The androgens (male hormones) exceed the estrogen and progesterone…

Jazz it Up: 5 Amazing Jazz Musicians

Evoking a time when women wore flapper dresses, men wore three piece suits and we all sipped martini’s and mint juleps, jazz is a timeless genre that never grows old. It has…

Staying cool through April Heat

Sri Lanka is known for it’s sunshine all through the majority of the year. However April is the penultimate for the heat sweeping across the island. Hello April Humidity , Heat ,…

A Review of V Day 2017: Resolutions

Since 2011 the Grassrooted Trust has been staging V Day – a series of short plays, monologues and dramatic pieces that highlight the reality of violence against women and other gender minorities.…

Is International Women’s Day all we get?

My musings are never ending when I see all the promotions and propaganda close to the 8th of March, which apparently is International Women’s Day (#IWD as they call it). But is…

International Women’s Day in Sri Lanka

On March 8th the world celebrates International Women’s Day, giving us all a chance to pay homage to the powerful women who came before us and the ones who continue to fight…

How to Organise your Closet

Today’s queen of reality tv, Kim K was once the queen of closet organising. Whether you want to organise your own closet or become a high-end closet organiser, it’s always a good…

How to Celebrate Your Secret Romance

February is remembered in Sri Lanka for two main things – Independence Day and Valentine’s Day. You are probably reading this article because the latter is on your mind. While the internet…

Being single on Valentine’s Day

It’s never easy being single; and it’s especially hard to be alone on Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year which the film industry and capitalism have turned into one…

Recreating Snapchat Filters IRL!

Even if you’re a makeup maven you surely don’t wake up every day with perfectly done brows and snapchat knows that – so I’m sure you know the feeling when you open…

How to be Naughty and Nice

With Valentine’s Day round the corner, you might have few plans up the sleeves to make your significant other feel extra-special, isn’t it? For others, you are still trying to figure out…

Balancing Friendship and Marriage

Reminiscing those good old days with your closest friends, whom you parted with once you tied the knot? It is common to find many women who forget their once-bff and other close…

‘That Time’ of the Month

Period aka menstruation is considered a taboo word, and not spoken of publicly. Is it truly something to be ashamed of? I say, ‘NO’! That messy red blot that smudges on our…

Does your name match your personality?

So you know how we all have those two friends that have the same name and it’s a little weird but we’re used to it now? We probably have more than two,…

Date spots

We’ve all been in that position where picking the ideal spot for a date can be quite the task! This is especially the case when you’re just getting to know someone and…

Hobbies to Pick Up in 2017

Gone are the New Year resolutions. Now it’s all about dissolutions from the electronic screens that trapped you for hours on end. If I grumble with the same old baila, telling you…

Saying Yes to a Guy & Asking Him Out

How to ask a guy out Who says guys need to make the first move? In the world of equality and everything feminazi, why not make the first move yourself? As nerve-wrecking…

6 Holiday Spots not to be missed in Sri Lanka

Tis the season to be jolly! Pack your bags and travel all the way to indulge yourself on this beautiful island embellished with beaches, hills, wildlife & historical venues. These 6 top…

The Right Time to Say No To a Relationship

As the New Year looms ahead, we tend to turn inward and reflect on everything we have gone through in the past year – the ups and downs and everything in-between. With…

Living with Breast Cancer

We are stronger than we think. When life throws lemons, we make lemonade! If you are a survivor of breast cancer and wondering, ‘what next?’ take courage and read on. You are…

Breasts: 5 Red Flags: 5 Simple Steps

Self-examining both the beauties at least once a month, and keeping an eye for the slightest of change are essential in detecting early signs of breast cancer that can be cured if…

Jump starting your faltering career

There you are sitting in your AC-ed, ikea furnished office, but your mood is as gray as the carpeting that adorns the establishment. Yes you’re passed the exams, earned the degree, impressed…

She shouldn’t be doing that job!

In the rising tide of feminism, equality for women and women empowerment era, anything or anyone that says “No, you can’t do it because you are a woman,” is sure to attract…

Precautions to Take For Breast Cancer

Nobody wants to believe that they might be at risk. No one in their right mind would even like to entertain the idea – Do I have breast cancer? But his fear,…

Dealing with pervs

You know the feeling, you’ve styled your hair in a way you really like, you’ve got a top on that makes you feel good and those new shoes you bought and you’ve…

Laughter – Why Is It Good For You?

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a…

Costume Ideas!

Stuck at home one day before Halloween because you don’t have an idea for a costume?? Your friends are sharing pictures on chat groups and you don’t have anything to show for…

Dealing with Period Cramps

Periods suck—big time. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to get around feeling so lousy! Here’s a few ways to cope with those horrid period cramps! 01. Try these yoga moves!…

The Six Stages of Dating

Meeting a new person can be an exciting experience, from the initial flirting to later getting to know the person better. Sometimes a relationship doesn’t really go from A-Z, but we’re betting…

Trendy things to do after Exams

You’ve just finished the biggest exam of your life that you have spent the last eight years or so prepping for..so now what?. Yes the next chapter of University is to start…

Girls and their Zodiac Signs

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces? Which one are you ladies’? Here’s what each of you are as per your star signs!

Cup Therapy

Ladies’ ever heard of cup therapy? Sounds super weird but it has the most beneficial advantages! First let’s bounce on to what it really is! Basically, cupping therapy is an ancient form…

“Winners” Night at TNL Onstage 2016

A dull throbbing vibrated between the trees and branches of Viharamadevi park, it’s sweet tunes ebbing and flowing through the night like musical waves, excited crowds gathered enticed by the unique voices…

Rio Olympics 2016: 5 Women to Watch out For

The Rio Summer Olympics may have come and gone, but the legacy these athletes have left behind can never be erased. This Olympics was also a special one for women with 45%…

Win a Dream Vacation with Vaseline

With the year coming to a close, most of us are craving a vacation; a journey to an exciting country, time for relaxation and maybe some exploring, a luxurious holiday for us…

Why Turmeric is good for you!

When you say Turmeric it’s not just meant for cooking purposes! This spice can literally multitask; it’s good for both beauty purposes and your health as well! Here’s how it benefits you!…

Jazz Up Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is your one place that no matter where you live, you can fully express your personal style. But sometimes painting walls, buying new furniture and replacing flooring is a little…

If it ain’t broke..don’t fix it?

Characteristic of all aspects of society, the art of Parenting has also changed throughout the years. It was understood that in the time of our elders children were to be seen and…

Kid-filled Holidays

Tips on getting away on holiday without the kids driving you crazy Ask a parent what was the most fun you had whilst on holiday with small kids?. 99% would say the…

Accessorizing yourself with colorful gadgets!

We tend to match everything we wear, from our clothes, to our handbags, shoes, ear-rings, hair bands and all those girly things. Ever thought of matching your outfits with techy gadgets? To…

Rounding up the Wedding Season 2016!

Well it’s a wrap for the wedding season this year! From wedding shows, to product unveiling at these shows and bridal galore here’s a quick round up of what went on this…

Signs you have a crush on someone!

Gulp!! Appetite not settling in? Secretly watching Twilight re-runs in your room? Day dreaming? Signs are that, yes, as dreaded as it may seem, you have caught the love bug. 01. Worry syndrome…

Muhammed Ali: The Greatest of Them All

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I KNEW I was,” born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., on January 17th 1942, now known as Muhammad Ali, passed away on Friday the…

10 Rainy Mandates

Trail blazing the sun with upcountry like weather, Colombo and well, the whole Island is shrouded in broody rain clouds. Hence obviously, we are being given a generous and a thorough dose…

Omg! Are You Ready For The Wedding Season?

June is around the corner and that can only mean one thing in Sri Lanka, the wedding season is here! Yay! All you June brides, bridesmaids, bridal party and wedding guests, if…

10 Ways to Hang Out Without Electronics

Most of us are so stuck to our phones that we’re personally guilty of being those hilarious but now-boring-because-its-everywhere memes. You know, the ones showing people mindlessly on their phones, totally ignorant…

Being like mom- what daughter’s copy

Like mother like daughter; who doesn’t want to be like their mom, I know I do. For many women there is no better role model than their mom; taking on the role…

Why do we (girls) love Cricket?

We belong to a nation that loves cricket. We love, live, eat and breathe it when it comes to any match. Our purpose in life begins to revolve around it… our family…

Look after yourself with the Kavilli

As everyone prepares to leave our vibrant city of Colombo…come, let’s prepare to snuggle ourselves in the yummy avuruthu kavilli! In this current era of fitness, weight loss and eating healthy the…

Beat the Heat Fashion Tips

The sweltering heat is upon us and we are all melting away. Unfortunately this heat ain’t going anywhere anytime soon! Don’t worry – we are here to help! Here are some simple…

Breathing Techniques to Relax During Anxiety Attacks!

Anxiety is a painful attack; Breathing issues affect many people living with anxiety. Here are some simple coping mechanisms to help you get through these attacks! 01. Co2 Rebreathing When you hyperventilate, it…

How to sleep your way to weight loss!

How cool is not having to lose sleep to lose weight? That’s right! Follow these rules to improve your beauty sleep while waking up lighter and shredding some pounds! 01. Shoot for…

Pamper yourself this Holiday Season!

In the hustle and bustle of the April Season, one thing that would entice you is that the holidays and festivities are just round the corner. As you rush about trying to…

10 Ways to Beat Morning Sickness!

It’s no fun to feel like you have to puke for months on end. Here’s 10 ways to get your head off the bathroom floor! 01.  Eat frequently. Have small nibbles at…

How to Spot a Liar

Lying is probably one of the “best selling” bad habits in town! Here are a few ways to identify if you’re being lied to! 01. It takes them way too long to respond:…

Snacks to fuel your workout!

Pre-workout snacks are very essential! But it’s always confusing as to what you should eat before a workout. Carbs, Proteins? And so on. You need to aim at carbs and proteins, and…

Home Gardening: Top 5 Tips

Home gardening is easier than it is made to look in the likes of ‘Better Homes and Garden’s’ and we are here to help! Here are the top 5 home gardening hacks…

Importance of Intimacy in a Relationship

We have all asked this question at one point in time or another. How important is physical intimacy in a relationship? Intimacy is one of the key factors that maintain a healthy…

5 Creative ideas to recycle (DIY)

Got too much stuff you think you want to throw away? Before you decide to get rid of old garbage, check out the 5 ideas below which may bring out that creative…

Check Out These Healthy Spots In Colombo

Calorie Counter 61, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05 Contact: 072 728 2828 Calories Counter was founded by an eat-healthy enthusiast who successfully switched from living an unhealthy life to a healthy lifestyle. Duaine…

First Date Spots In Colombo

Going on a first date can be quite fun and also nerve wrecking when it comes to things like what do you wear, what do you speak and most importantly where do…

Health Hack: Thai Style Fish

This Thai style fish is really easy to make, delicious and healthy! Make it for a quick dinner and have with some grilled vegetables or whole-wheat toast. INGREDIENTS Fish Slices Coconut Milk…

Tips for a Happy New Year

Another year has come by and gone. While some of us try to come up with New Year resolutions the more experienced of us have come to terms that New Year resolutions…

The Top 5 Must-Reads for Women

1. BossyPants by Tina Fey What woman doesn’t love Tina Fey – and if you need another reason then her book is the perfect one. It’s real, honest and funny and a…

Our Top 5 Lankan Style Cocktails

The party season is upon us – and nothing says party quite like a good drink. Make your party or event one with a truly Lankan twist by trying out one of…

Top 10 Christmas Decoration Ideas

Make every room, every present, look as festive as possible with these glittering, shiny, and jolly ideas! Since you probably receive more Christmas cards than you can count, create a place to…

Top 5 economical trips abroad!

Are you on a tight and strict budget? Disappointed that you cannot travel and enjoy your leisure purposes due to this? Here are a few cheap, exciting, and exotic trips you can…

Wedding Gift Shopping!

When the wedding season is upon us – sometimes hunting around town to get appropriate wedding gifts can get very stressful. So we have pulled together a list of 5 places in…

10 minutes with Sulochana Dissanayake

BeautifulU caught up with puppet artist, Sulochana Dissanayake about the challenges she had to face when she first came to the industry and how her company Power of Play has grown since…

Colombo Design Market

The most recent edition of the much loved Colombo Design Market was held in October at the Floating Market amidst the hustle and bustle of Pettah. The market showcased number of artists…

5 Unusual Gifts for Christmas

01.ArtyCrafts ArtyCrafts has an array of colourful handmade journals that will inspire you to pick up that pen and jot down something! All of their items are meticulously designed to suit your…

Places to Donate this Christmas

It was once said “Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love,”- Lao Tzu. Show some love, by donating towards the underprivileged this Christmas. Give…

Tips for decorating your bedroom

Your bedroom is the most personal room in the house; it’s where you come back to at the end of an exhausting day and is definitely the most comfortable room in your…

Can your clothes influence how you feel?

If someone told me that there is a strong connection between how I feel and what I wear, I would nod diplomatically and think to myself sigh, there goes another weird theory.…

How to get Rid of Your Baby Belly

Getting your body back after having a baby is not as hard as you might think. Research shows that starting a regular exercise program soon after giving birth is not only good for your overall health, but may…

Pursuit of happiness after a breakup

In the world of love breakups and heartaches are inevitable, unless you married the first person you fell in love with (lucky you then!) but for the rest of mankind, it’s a…

RISK TAKERS

Sri Lanka as a country has seen immense growth in the last decade particularly considering the number of career women who are on top of their game. More women are now encouraged…

Bedtime Beauty Mantra

After a long, hard day at work or a crazy party, the last thing you want to do is prepare your skin for sleep. You skip your beauty prep, fall asleep and…

Romantic destinations in Sri Lanka

The beauty and mystery of Sri Lanka has attracted people from all corners of the world for the last two decades. Although, a small island, Sri Lanka’s popularity has piqued the interest…

Your Ultimate Bridal Beauty Check List

It’s time to get busy and get gorgeous. We go from top to bottom to bring out a beautiful you. Wedding-day beauty shouldn’t begin on the day while you’re sitting in the…

Get Fit Fast

Exercise is core and key to living a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that you maintain your health in the best way possible. Unfortunately with the high pressures of modern life, finding the…

The healthy food diary

Deciding what to eat is one of the biggest problems I face on a daily basis. I love food and I love trying out different kinds of food and this love for…

Why we need loads of H2O

Water plays an important role in our lives. It is a vital nutrient for our survival as every cell, muscle and organ in our body needs water to work correctly and efficiently.…

Staying cool and calm on your big day

wedding is a big day for a couple, particularly for the girl who has dreamt about it for years. Most girls tend to know exactly what they want and have planned out…

14 ways to flatten your belly

Belly fat collection is the biggest concern for all women and men alike. Unfortunately it is also to tone up. However, there are little things that can help lose weight and belly…

7 Essential Foods for Beautiful Skin

Every food we eat has a function once digested. It can either help our body or harm our body. Healthy eating comes with a purpose and we should know exactly what is…

THE PROBLEM WITH WEIGHT

Weight, it’s a word and not a number and although we may tell ourselves it’s just a number only very few of us are confident enough to admit that it doesn’t bother…

What Men Find Attractive in Women

01. Facial Attractiveness: Elegant smiles and less make up apparently take men by notice immediately! Also, a woman’s eyes play a part in this facial attractiveness. It could be the eye colour,…

5 Health Red Flags

Prevention is your best defence against future health problems, but you can’t always predict when or what types of issues may arise. So how do you know if your symptoms warrant a…

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