1 Aug

Dolling Up For Rakshabandhan


Indian festivals are a joyous occasion, get together, food, fun, chit chat all day long, various forms of celebrations and getting decked and dolled up of course! The essence of our revelries lies in all these small things which bring so much excitement. The run up to a festival is actually the most enthusiastic part for all women. Parlor visits, tailor visits, shopping, I mean we just need an excuse don’t we?!

Girls love to dress up and Rakshabandhan is the perfect occasion to do so. The focus is on the brother sister relationship and this time around you got to look the best for your bro! Get your fineries out and figure what you will wear, and if you don’t have anything suitable well….pester your sibling to pamper you!!!

If you are confused what your look should be like this Rakshabandhan, I have a few tips for you, read on and get your best look on!

Prep your skin

I can’t say this enough, if you have a healthy skin then you can get by with minimal make up and still look ravishing and radiant. Apply masks well in advance. You could apply Multani mitti and neem based masks or fruit based masks depending on your skin type. Fresh fruit juices do wonders for the face. Eat well and get adequate sleep.


Make up

Don’t go heavy on the makeup. Keep it light and simple. Get an even base on the skin, if you are attending a day occasion, a simple concealer and light foundation. Stick to kajal and eye pencil for the eyes, you could experiment with coloured eyeliners but don’t go over the top. A simple nude based eyeshadow and some mascara should complete the eyes. For your lips, I suggest tinted gloss. Gloss is the flavour of the season. If you aren’t a gloss person then a nude or simple earthy toned mattes, nothing very loud or bold.



Keep it open. Don’t go in for elaborate hair do’s. If you have long hair, you could tie it up in a simple high  ponytail or a loose bun at the nape of your neck. Alternatively you could let your hair frame your face in soft curls and waves. For shorter hair, just don’t fuss around, clip it up if you want it out of your face or iron it and leave it.



The main deal of course! Depending on how big or small the occasion is, whether you are attending a home do or your brother is taking you out for a treat, figure your outfit accordingly. Suits are the best options, you could wear a nice straight embellished kurta with ankle length cigarette pants to keep your look chic. Palazzos with a nice kurta is another compfrotable option. Anarkalis in heavy work if your function is a little more elaborate. Since the weather is a little hot and humid, try and avoid clingy and heavy fabrics.


They would tend to make you sweat and feel uncomfortable. Depending on your age, you could opt for a sari too. These days handloom cotton saris are a rage. They are comfortable to wear and look oh so ethnic, team it up with some smart silver jewellery and your look is complete. You could also always opt for elegant simple chiffons with fancy blouses. There are so many options at your disposal, choose a look that suits the occasion and most importantly your body type.


 These were my tips for you ladies! Have a great Rakshabandhan, celebrate with your family and friends and spread the love!!!

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