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Hairstyles with Accessories – Indian Wedding Guests


The wedding season is soon approaching! While we plan our outfits days in advance, the hair and makeup is often left till the last minute. I am personally not fond of spending thousands on professional makeup and hair for a friend or distant cousin’s wedding. My mantra is do-it-yourself. Few posts back I had listed makeup tutorials for the main wedding functions- mehendi, sangeet and wedding day, and today we will be talking about hairstyle using hair accessories.

There are five Indian wedding hairstyles using accessories listed below, along with product recommendation and a inspiration picture there are video tutorials for each. The inspiration and video tutorial are of different hairstyles thereby giving you more options to style each accessory.


Indian wedding hairstyles using accessoriesBuy: Koovs Headchain | Picture Courtesy: Carrothalwa Lifestyle on Instagram

First up is the most common Indian hair accessory- the maang-tika. You could choose between traditional polki encrusted maang-tikas to modern clear stone maang-tikas. As for styling you could choose between simple side part open hair style to loose waves middle part hair style as shown in the picture above. Kaushal teaches us a half up- half down hairdo with the maang-tika (watch the video from 6:36 for the hair tutorial).

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The Monsoon Edit (Part 2)


In continuation with yesterday’s Monsoon Style post. The following is a guide to keeping your beauty quotient high even on rainy days.

When you are headed out in the rain even carrying an umbrella can not prevent you from the hazardous effects of the sideways rain and humidity. As much as one would love to go bare-face it is not always an option. The best way is to wear bare minimum makeup that is easy to handle as well. I have listed a set of drugstore products as well as product recommendations from high-end brands.

drugstore makeup for monsoon

L’oreal BB cream / Rimmel waterproof shadow stick / Rimmel waterproof gel eyeliner / Rimmel waterproof eye definer / Eylure brow gel / Maybelline hypercurl waterproof mascara / The Body Shop lip and cheek stain/ Maybelline dream touch cream blush / Colorbar velvet matte lipstick


Skin tends to look sticky and oily during the monsoons, use an oil free cleanser to regularly clean your face. You should skip the layers and go for an all purpose light weight product like BB or CC creams that helps prevent patchiness. The lighter base also helps the skin to breathe and prevents you from sweating too much. The L’oreal BB cream comes with the additional benefit of SPF protection. If you are looking for coverage you could pick a waterproof liquid foundation like the MAC foundation. If needed use a concealer but sparingly. Dust the face with a powder-based formulation to prevent excess shine.

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