Bridal Emergency Kit

Indian weddings are a mix of various events/functions, and some mishaps are bound to happen. Being the bride or bridesmaid you try to make sure all is taken care of, why not just add a little essentials kit into the mix. The bridal emergency kit includes everything a bride or bridal party could need for a last-minute emergency. Make one for yourself or gift one to the worried bride.

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Below is my idea of a bridal emergency kit and the list of essentials, feel free to add your own items to it.

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Christmas Cheer

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I am always excited about Christmas! The web is filled with Christmas celebration posts and I thought of doing one for us people who love the festival but don’t want to buy a Christmas tree for one day. Following are 4 Pinterest inspired tree ideas that you could easily DIY. I have been making a magazine tree since the past two years!

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You could buy most of the materials at the online Itsy Bitsy store.

1.MAGAZINE TREE

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Materials required: 1 old magazine + 1 Christmas streamer (optional)

Approx. time: 10 minutes

Step 1: Start folding the magazine from the front cover. Take the right top corner and fold towards the binding of the magazine.

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Drape Style – Suit Dupatta

Suits in it’s various forms, straight cuts to anarkalis, is one of the most commonly worn attire in Indianwear and most of us have been draping the dupatta in the same style since ages. But no more! Add more spice to your outfit with my handy guide to draping your suit dupattas in style.

The most common style of draping the suit dupatta is to crunch the dupatta at the neckline and throw back the two ends. The other common style is to pleat it along the width and carry it on one shoulder. Both these common styles are depicted in the picture below along with a third style of loosely pleating the dupatta on one shoulder and leaving it open on the other shoulder. An added grace is visible in the same suit set with just a difference in the drape. This is just one of the ways to style it, to know more keep reading.

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1. The first style I have already discussed above- loosely pleat dupatta on one shoulder and leave it open on the other shoulder. It is a commonly worn style among Bollywood celebrities. You could drape your sharara-kurta dupatta in this style too. A variation of this style is to carry the pleats on your forearm and open the dupatta on one shoulder.

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2. The second style of draping is to open the dupatta on both shoulders and letting it fall naturally. You could pin it up on the shoulders for ease of carrying, like Kareena Kapoor, but remember to leave some extra fabric at the neckline so it does not feel choked up. A variation in this style is to broadly scrucnh up the fabric on one shoulder.

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Beauty Roundup – Eye Shadow

Hiy,

Lately I have been experimenting with makeup, especially eye makeup. The easiest way to change your look is to play with the eyes. In my last beauty post I discussed gel eyeliners and today I will talk about eyes shadows. I will be sharing video links to help you learn the basics, the smokey eyes and a few experimental looks.

Below is a list of 7 must-see videos and a few additional ones for further reference are linked too. Enjoy!

1. FIGURE OUT YOUR EYESHAPE

This video by Smashbox cosmetics has by far been the most helpful in my search of finding out my eye shape. You can further see their videos on eye shadows for different eye shapes.

2. BEGINNER EYE MAKEUP

Sineady gists the entire basics of eye makeup. I have shared below more detailed videos on certain topics.

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10 Classic Gifts every Girl will Love

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Finding a gift for a female friend or colleague can often be quite a challenge, especially if you don’t know what they are interested in. Luckily there are certain gifts that all women will appreciate. These are the classics, gift ideas you can come back to time and again.

Following is my handy guide of the go-to gifts. Stash away now to avoid any last-minute gift hunting.

Note: I have given three price range options for each category: (A) Under Rs.500 (B) Rs.500-Rs.1500 (C) Above Rs.1500.

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1.Makeup sets: This is a favorite to give for birthdays and bridal showers. A makeup aficionado or a beginner, they will love it entirely.

(A) Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow: A sleek palette of eye shadows to create glamorous looks.
(B) Maybelline Instaglam Gift Box: A box of five makeup essentials to glam up.
(C) Anna Sui Eye Colour Palette: A luxurious collection of eye shadows to create alluring looks.

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2.Makeup Cases: Every girl has one, every girl wants one. You can gift it individually or add your favorite nail polish or makeup tool to the mix.

(A) Forever 21 Bon Voyage Makeup Bag: A pretty polka dot case to carry in your daily bag.
(B)River Island Peach Small Makeup Bag: A classy pouch to carry your toiletries in style.
(C) River Island Black Case: A striking floral printed pouch to keep your cosmetics and toiletries.

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3. Neckpieces: Get the girls these statement necklaces to make even a simple outfit of theirs look strong and feminine.

(A) Forever 21 Rhinestone Charm Necklace: A svelte necklace made of rhinestone charms.
(B) Forever New Lydia Necklace: Elegant and stylish necklace combining crystal diamantes and pearlised beads.
(C) Forever New Jasmine Floral Collar: A statement neckpiece featuring pearlised stone and enamel.

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Planner 2015

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This is my first DIY post, and with the New Year coming I thought of doing a customized planner tutorial. Personally I have found it very difficult to get a planner/diary suited to individual needs and taste. But with this DIY anyone can tailor make their own planner.

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CUSTOMIZED PLANNERS

 

MATERIALS:

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Materials

  • Notebook with ring filing (You can select as per your requirement)

– Post-its (In various sizes and shapes)

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