Monday, October 24, 2011

Diwali Special- Styling an Outfit

The salwar kameez I wore to the Diwali Mela where I live. I thought I would show you the jewelery I wore with it. 

I love the embroidery of the delicate flowers and the colour combination of this suit, very festive!

I paired it with some magenta earrings, some colourful rings and a blue bracelet. I forgot to add the shoes, but I wore some hot pink 'jootiyas'. 

Love the button detailing and the change in texture of the material.

Net sleeves.

Dupatta- a dual colour with contrasting colours.

Keep Smiling :)

Happy Choti Diwali to all my followers!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Diwali Special- Mendhi

 Hello everyone!

I want to introduce you to my new Diwali Special. This will include everything from Diwali looks, hairstyles, outfits, how to decorate and recipes for some yummy Diwali sweets. 

I love celebrating Diwali even though I don't live in India. This festival brings with it happiness and rejuvenation in my life. For those who don't know what Diwali is, google it (since they will give you a nice explanation of this Indian Festival). A lot of you may hear this festival as the 'festival of lights'. It truly is an incredible time of the year and I look forward to it every time. 


I wanted to start the first segment of the Diwali Special talking about mendhi. Since Karva Chaut has just been and gone, mendhi is also used for Diwali as a body ornament. 

I usually make mendhi (henna) from scratch. I order the mendhi powder and mix it with coffee water and leave it over night (this enhances the mixture to make the mendhi come out darker when applied the next day). I make my own cones by using old plastic bags, but you have to remember the should be quite strong not the flimsy ones you get from the grocers. 

However, only recently (well this year) I discovered this new 'Black Mendhi'. It is evident from its colour and strong paint smell that it is chemically infused. Below are the pictures of the two varieties you can buy.
The one good thing about this product is that it is great for those days when you dont have time to make your own mendhi and you want colour fast. You only need to apply this product for MAX 5 mins and you will have a deep dark maroon colour in no time (this usually takes 3-4 hours with regular mendhi). 

It literally comes out black!

This is after a week of washing, the colour still remains visible. 

This product is great for:
  • People who don't have time to make their own
  • people who want deep colour, fast.

Hope you enjoyed the first of many in my Diwali Special. Next to come will be some outfits that I have styled for you to get some ideas. If you have any requests or want to know something specific about the products I have mentioned, please leave a comment below!

Keep Smiling :)

Mirenesse Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara

Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara Smudgeproof Easy Water Removal Lasts 24Hours No More Panda Eyes

I was recently given this amazing mascara by Mirenesse as a gift (not from the company but from a family friend). They had told me that this product does wonders and is great for sensitive eyes, which I have since I wear contacts. I have tried the product on, and I have to say it is amazing! It curls  my lashes as well as holding the curl for hours (I only had it on for around 5 hrs but it definitely lasted). My eye lashes appeared longer and more fuller. Not only that, my eyes appeared more awake and bigger (always a good thing). 

Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara Original - Black
This produce has won many awards such as :

This product is great for :
  • people who wear contacts/ sensitive eyes
  • against animal testing/ prefer natural products 
  • are too lazy to take off their makeup at night (im sure that's a lot of us)
  • want a product that will guarantee them 100% satisfaction
  • people who want longer sexier lashes
Here is the link to the product (if you're in Australia, but you can always change the location):

Try it out for yourself!You can't go wrong with this mascara, it has won multiple awards and its definitely a winner in my heart!

Keep smiling :)

Disclaimer: As mentioned above, this mascara was given to me by a close family friend who is not affiliated with the company in any way. It was paid for by her own money. 

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