New Delhi, October 8, 2017 : From traditional motifs to gota work to floral prints, play with different patterns on saris and dupattas to lay a style statement this festive season, say experts.
Experts at weaverstory.com and Dastkar list down some trends that are in:
For kanjiveeram, go for temple design, wide border, gold checks or stripes, parrots, elephants, and peacocks. Off-white and black will also look good.
For Banarasi, you can go for a cutwork or jamdani tissue, with a delicate touch of gold, and self color jaal or butis all over, and classic ambi koniyas in the corners of the pallu. You should go for delicate pastel colors like pink, jade green, aquamarine, and lime yellow.
If you have bandhani tie-dye, then you have the choice of going traditional, with a classic bridal red and gold chequered gharchola design, or some of the newer ones which are being done in contemporary layouts and colours.
Pick kora sari for exquisite richness with ghani booti. The detailing with such innovative eye for weaving will surely make an impression.
Another trend is fine and intricately woven gota work, which looks gorgeous and is an essential for all attires.
For handwoven dupattas, patola and gota work is something to look forward to this festive season.
Chanderi with traditional motifs like birds, peacocks, flora and geometric patterns is a classic, and can never go wrong. (IANS)
New Delhi, October 23, 2017: The wedding season is knocking the doors and you must be excited to flaunt your best at the occasion. This time present yourself in the beautiful lehengas worn by Bollywood actresses and look gorgeous to make your evening a memorable one.
Look stunning like Deepika and enjoy the charming attention of all. Brace it with an exquisite piece of kundan jewellery to add up the radiance.
Dazzle your wedding evening with this celebrity lehenga of Kareena Kapoor’s. A messy hairdo and matte lipstick will give you an awesome look.
Get the angelic look similar to the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor. Use minimalistic jewellery to add authencity to the attire.
Get the classy chic look in this floral piece adored by Shraddha Kapoor. Pair the attire with wine red shade on your lips to enhance the look.
Dia Mirza ensembles this studded lehenga over a rose braided bun and nude lipstick
Look enticing like Alia Bhatt in this off white lehenga with a crop top or embroidered blouse for the wedding evening.
P.S: A high bun will work wonders on this outfit
Get that hot and sexy look like Kriti Sanon if you are one of the besties of the Bride-Groom. This off shoulder green lehenga should be paired with beaded chandbali and minimal makeup.
New Delhi, October 13, 2017 : Nothing can beat the goodness of a homemade face mask which can be made from natural ingredients like bananas, papayas, oats, aloe-vera, honey, turmeric and more. With the festive season around the corner, experts suggest shakes, flower mixes and face packs which can be easily made at home.
Gunjan Gaur, make-up expert at ALPS Cosmetic Clinic and make-up expert Shahnaz Husain, have listed some useful face pack recipes :
Honey banana homemade face mask: Mash half a ripe banana and milk, one table spoon of sandalwood powder paste and half table spoon of honey. Let it stay on your skin for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. This face mask is beneficial for oily skin as sandalwood helps in cleansing excess sebum and oil from the skin while banana keeps it moisturized.
Hibiscus homemade face mask : Make a cold infusion of Hibiscus flowers, by allowing them to stand overnight in cold water, in a ratio of one to six. Next morning crush the flowers. Strain and keep the water. Mix the flowers with 3 teaspoons oats, two drops tea tree oil and add the water to mix into a paste. This hibiscus pack helps to cleanse, refresh and tone the skin, adding a glow.
honey and yogurt homemade face mask : Take honey and yogurt and add a few tablespoons of red wine. Apply this on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with plain water. This softens and moisturizes the skin, removes tan and also adds a glow.
Avocado homemade face mask : Avocado pulp can be mixed with aloe-vera gel and applied on the face to nourish and moisturize the skin. Wash off with plain water after 20 minutes. Fresh and raw avocado should be used. Avocado contains about 20 vitamins and minerals. It is rich in antioxidants, which help to delay skin ageing.
Mix cucumber and ripe papaya pulp with curd and two teaspoons oats. Lemon juice can also be added. Apply on face and neck. Wash it off after half an hour. Helps to remove tan and brighten the skin.
For oily skin, soak one tablespoon moong dal in water for a few hours. Make a paste and add one tablespoon tomato pulp. Apply on face with a light massage. Wash off with water after 20 minutes. the pack reduces oiliness and brightens the skin. (IANS)
New Delhi, October 12, 2017 : With October comes an energizing and exciting series of festivals combined with colors, celebration and delicious food which bind everyone together. But amidst all this, we often forget taking good care of our body and skin. Not anymore!
To add to the already magical benefits of Petroleum Jelly, a Vaseline expert shares six beauty hacks to look best this festive season!
Smooth glossy hair: Use a little bit of Petroleum Jelly for your split ends and get sleek, glossy hair
DIY (Do It Yourself) Highlighter: Mix a little bit of face powder with Petroleum Jelly and dab it on your cheekbones to get that instant glow.
DIY Body Lotion: Mix a little of Vaseline with Sea Salt and apply it on your body after a bath. This will serve as a long-lasting lotion for your skin.
On the eyelids: Apply it for an instant glossy eye shadow look.
Eyebrow gel: A quick application of Petroleum Jelly can slick eyebrow hair back and keep them in place all day for a neat look that perfectly frames your face.
Soothe embroidery rashes: Apply Jelly on your skin to soothe embroidery rashes.
Lakme Beauty Expert, Donald Simrock also shares skincare hacks for bringing out your natural radiance this festive season.
Rejuvenating and exfoliating your skin is of utmost importance. While you exfoliate your skin at least once a week, nourish it every morning to ensure you start your day with a fresh and nourished look.
Minimalism is all about keeping it simple while not making any compromises. Using a CC cream gives you a uniform complexion that makes your skin look flawless and has a matte finish.
Night time beauty regimes are a must: Cleansing your face before hitting the bed is the best way to allow your skin to breathe.
Having non-chapped, crack-free lips adds that extra glam to your festive look. Use one drop of the Overnight Oil in Serum to get a smooth finish before you apply a lip color. (IANS)