Christmas Gift Ideas For Women Under Rs.500!

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Everyone gifts something to someone around this time of the year. And mostly it is because of Christmas, which is now celebrated with great pomp and show in India as well. So even if you aren’t playing secret santa at the office, you may just end up wanting to buy something for someone dear to you! And if it’s a woman, you better be sure you find something awesome, right? Also, the festive season leaves people broke, so if you are on a budget, we have got the solution for you! Here is our pick of the top 10 gifts under Rs.500 that you can gift a woman this festive season:

1. POSTER OR PRINT IN A GREAT FRAME

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The world is full of people with undecorated walls, especially if they are in their 20s. And yes, picking out home decor for people is dicey, but the internet is full of artists making and selling amazing stuff. From TV shows, to movies, to sports and just about anything that people can be a fan of is available online in print to be framed. These don’t cost much either and are definitely a great option.

2. SCENTED CANDLES

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Candles are always a great idea, and what’s even better? They are cheap and available in a huge variety. Try picking out the ones which have a soothing calm scent rather than the strong ones. Also, don’t go for bizarre shapes, keep it subtle. Try to find a nice candle stand also if possible which needs only the small basic candles on it.

3. COOKBOOKS

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Lots of women start up on saving money after the holiday season ends. So why not help them by giving a cookbook which has simple recipes which are easy to make! Budget Bytes cookbook is an amazing buy for this occasion. For a woman who really loves cooking, you could go for something more detailed.

4. STATIONERY

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Stationery like notebooks, pens, etc. is always a good idea. It is cheap, easily available to order online, and the variety is insane! You can even go for personalized stationery hence giving a customized gift. You could even make a special book by binding together different colored pages, making small doodles on some to remind the person of some memories with you!

5. SCARVES AND SOCKS

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Both of the above are easily available and easy on the pocket too. Street shops as well as high fashion brands have scarves and socks for below 500 bucks, all you need to do is look carefully. Look for something with cute designs on them, like cats, rainbows, pups, santa, Christmas trees etc.

6. COSTUME JEWELLERY

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Tons of brands have a huge sale in this season. So how about giving your woman a stunning statement necklace? And yes, most of these cost more than 500 bucks, but the sale season brings it all down. If not a necklace, you can go for headbands, bracelets, rings and even anklets.

7. FOOD BASKET

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Everyone eats. Period.
Seriously though, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach these days. Keep this in mind and buy a woman some nice chocolates, coffee or tea depending on her taste, marshmallows, some cheese, cookies, and things like that. They don’t have to be in huge quantities obviously. Get small packs of each and put them together in a nice cane basket with some ribbons and you are good to go. You could also simply wrap them up if you don’t want to spend additional money on a basket.

8. SKIN CARE OR MAKEUP PRODUCTS

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With the weather change, how about you gift some basic lotions, or you can also go for makeup like a blush, bronzer, lipsticks, which are very well available under Rs.500. Nailpolish, makeup brushes, makeup sponges, bodt wash, compact, roll ons are some other options. You can buy 3-4 things and make a kit of it!

9. MOTIVATIONAL STUFF

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You could go for a mug with a cute message on it, an alarm clock, or even a small cushion. It can basically be anything that can be kept in the bedroom and has a nice message on it.

10. SOFT TOYS AND GREETING CARDS

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Well, if this woman is the mushy types, then she will definitely love this gift. Gift her something different, like a panda soft toy, rather than the usual teddy bear. Try to find a similar greeting card with pandas on it, or whatever animal the soft toy is, and write a cute note inside. It is sure to light up her day!

So here were the best 10 gifts under Rs.500 than you can gift a woman. If you have some more ideas, then do let us know in the comments below. Oh and ya, happy holidays!

Sonam Kapoor Looks Fabulous In Self Portrait

SonamThe style diva of Bollywood Sonam Kapoor, spotted in a magazine launch event yesterday. Yet again, the actress mesmerized her fans with her looks. Sonam was wearing a white midi dress with transparent lace trim from Self-Portrait.

She finished her look with minimal makeup, styled her hair with braided updo and a white ankle strap. She has always been a style queen of B-town and did not fail to nail it once more.

How To Pair Your Ankle Length Skirt With Boots?

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Come the cold season, and “long” just looks right. Long coats, long sweaters and long skirts that touch the ankles. Doesn’t matter if you own a gorgeous gypsy print or a classy version of casual pastels. Long skirts will remain in, all throughout Fall and Winter. That settled, it’s time to grab some boots to create the most fashionable looks.

Tips To Select Your Boots

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Boots come in all shapes and sizes. So, it becomes all the more confusing to know which ones are meant for you. And that also depends on a lot of things. Like, are you going to wear them every day? Or are you going to take them out only on special occasions? What about the comfort factor?

We’ve got it all covered.

1. High-HEELS OR FLATS?

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Focus on the kind of look you have in mind. High-heeled boots lend a more feminine appeal when paired with ankle-length skirts. But if you are not very comfortable walking in them, there is no point. For a regular wear, flat-cut boots can also be extremely stylish.

2. ARCH SUPPORT

Regardless of whether or not you have flat feet, the right arch support is indispensible. Check for the appropriate thickness of the soles at the right places. And walk around the store so that you can be sure of the support.

3. TEXTURED, CRINKLED OR SMOOTH?

Textured and crinkled boots go well with all kinds of skirts. The smooth ones, on the other hand might make you look a bit more formal.

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4. LACES OR BUCKLES?

Wear lace-up boots with one-colour skirts. And buckled ones with more textured or layered designs. Boots without any lace or buckle at all can be paired with all kinds of skirts. But they can look quite boring after a while.

COLOUR COMBINATIONS

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The colour of your boots should not clash with the colour of your skirt. You can choose to play safe with black boots. Or you can also pick those with dual colours or designer block heels. The latter would add a very interesting element to your appearance.
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Dark brown, velvet boots or blue leather boots go very well with suede skirts in muted tones. On the other hand, a little bit of metallic glimmer can work as jewellery for your feet. White boots can be paired with skirts that have a lot of pop colours or prints.

THE LENGTH OF BOOTS

When wearing your ankle-length skirts with boots, you have to consider the cut and fit to choose the right length. You may wonder how this could be important. But the right length of the boots actually helps you stay comfortable.

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  • Calf Length Boots
    Loose, flowy skirts should be paired with boots that reach your calves. Otherwise the fabric may get caught up in the edges or buckles and make you trip
  • Ankle Boots
    If your skirt is fitted and cylindrical, you can easily wear them with ankle boots. Pencil skirts and other narrow designs also work well with shorter boots
  • Boots That Reach The Knees Or Thighs
    Flaunt your knee-highs and thigh-high boots with skirts that have long slits on the sides. That way, your legs will stay warm and the boots will be made visible too
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OCCASIONS TO FLAUNT THE LOOK

Boots with ankle-length skirts create a high-fashion look in no time. And here is how you can flaunt the same in multiple occasions.

1. Brunch
Day wear, even in winters should be light and playful to look at. If you have an overtly colourful long skirt, it is time to take it out as you brace yourself for walking in your lace-up boots.

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2. Formal Luncheon
Suede skirts with high boots, along with crisp shirts should help you stay warm and stylish at formal events.

3. Dinner Date
Loose skirts with colourful boots and metallic shimmer is what you should be thinking for a romantic dinner date.

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4. Evenings
And evenings can be just as serene with a hint of velvet and leather in your skirt as well as on your feet.

Common But Major Skin Care Mistakes

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Naturally radiant and glowing skin is what we all desire. Nevertheless, hold on before you book an appointment to a skin specialist or swipe your card for that exotic beauty product. Read our list of common but major skin care mistakes. Are you committing any of these mistakes?

1. PILING ON PRODUCTS
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  • You flip through a beauty magazine, read rave reviews about a new product or a treatment and you go ‘Wow! I need to try that’! We’ve all been there, done that but honestly, heaping products on your delicate skin, though excellent separately, can do more harm than good
  • A good cleanser, moisturiser and a sunscreen are all you need
  • If you feel the need of serums for skin treatment, use one type at a time, alternate if you must
  • Scrubs, facemasks and packs need not be a part of your daily routine, once a week should be enough
2. TOO LAZY TO REMOVE MAKEUP BEFORE BED-TIME
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  • It happens to everyone. After running errands like crazy, all you want at the end of the day is to shut your eyes. But take a few minutes, cleanse your face of all dirt and grime, apply a night cream and then snuggle up in bed
  • If you are too tired, just use makeup wipes. Always remove your makeup
3. OVER CLEANSING AND EXFOLIATING
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  • Do you cleanse, exfoliate or seek treatments more often than required? You’re, most probably, over stressing and sadly, robbing your skin of its natural protective oils
  • Yes, the night-time cleansing routine is a must. But you actually don’t need to reach for a cleanser as soon as you wake up in the morning. The oils that your skin secretes while you get your beauty sleep is balancing and hydrating. So let it sink a while
  • 4. SKIPPING/NOT USING THE RIGHT SUNSCREEN

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  • This is something that has been stressed by many beauty experts and we are repeating once more – do not skip the sunscreen
  • Be it summer, winter or staying indoors, always use a sunscreen with proper SPF and that which is suitable to your skin type
5. WEARING MAKE-UP TO THE GYM
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  • Your daily exercise routine works wonders for your skin! As you sweat, your body releases toxins and your skin breathes. But when you wear foundation or makeup during workouts, you’re clogging the skin’s pores and risking breakouts
  • So keep your skin clean and if you feel the need, just use a light oil-free moisturizer
6. LOOKING FOR QUICK FIX REMEDIES
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  • Who doesn’t love quick-fix solutions? But the problem with such products is that these often contain harsh chemicals. In the long run, it will do more harm than good
  • Most of these products contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, so we recommend seeking the advice of a trusted dermatologist before putting it on your skin
7. UNHYGIENIC BEAUTY TOOLS
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  • Your colleague offers you a bag of chips or a cookie and you reach out to take a bite. Do you wash your hands soon afterwards?
  • When was the last time you checked the expiry date of your makeup products and cleaned the brushes? Expensive creams are not going to help if oil and grime are what you’re putting on your skin
8. NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP
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  • There’s a reason why people call it ‘beauty sleep’. You cannot afford to miss your daily 6-8 hrs of sleep if glowing skin is what you want
9. MESSY BED
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  • Your bed sheet and pillow case should be changed atleast once a week
  • And if you have long hair or side/front bangs, always pull the hair off your face with a headband before bedtime
10. UNHEALTHY DIET AND LACK OF EXERCISE
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  • Lack of good diet, exercise and sleep is a common modern day problem. Between rushing to office, meeting deadlines, active social life and staying updated on your online life, who has the time? Or is it?
  • For once focus on your body and mind, you will realise the importance of healthy living. Unhealthy lifestyle and diet harms your body and skin

Ever thought why some people never seem to age? Well there’s your answer – healthy diet, staying hydrated (atleast 8 glasses of water daily), regular workout and basic ‘proper’ skincare.

Multani Mitti – The Miracle Clay!!

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Multani Mitti or Fuller’s earth is a miracle clay that has been enjoyed for centuries by the Indian women as a beauty enhancing product. It is a substance that is hugely popular for its healing properties against acne and blemishes. Multani mitti is regarded as one of the most effective natural ingredient to bring glow on the face. Originally used as an absorbent in the wool industry this ingredient is now greatly used in many skin care products. You can use it as a cleanser, toner and most importantly as facial packs, which are very popular. Fuller’s earth is a mud like substance which is extracted from the earth surface.

WHAT IS MULTANI MITTI MADE OF?

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Multan mitti is a highly absorbent clay substance formed by decomposition of volcanic ash. It derives its name from a place in Pakistan called “Multan” where it is believed to have originated from. In this region the name mitti means clay or mud. Therefore the name Multani mitti or clay from Multan. Multan mitti is made of aluminum magnesium silicate clay minerals and other elements.

Multani Mitti has numerous magical effects on the metabolism of body. It is used to eliminate various possible diseases from the body, especially the skin. This yellowish brown mud is extremely rich in minerals and when applied to the skin in a form of a paste gives the skin an intense glow and color. The powerful cleansing, bleaching, and oil-absorbing properties works instantly to lighten skin and retain clean, clear and youthful glowing skin.

HOW TO USE MULTANI MITTI?

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Multani mitti is available mainly in two forms, one in block of clay, and the other as powder. Using Multani mitti is fairly an easy task. It can be as simple as just mixing it with water until it forms paste and then applying it on face or other parts of the body and rinsing it with warm water after 10-15 minutes or it can be used along with other ingredients as a mask to reap maximum benefits.

Word of Caution: Due to its high absorbing power, it is not recommended to use it on a daily basis. It is recommended applying it once or utmost twice in a week depending on the need.

Multani mitti is perfect choice for one who believes in natural therapies for skin. If applied religiously and in the correct method, the result will be no less than a beauty salon.
Multani Mitti is very beneficial and can be made into several types of face , Hair and body packs.

BENEFITS OF MULTANI MITTI

There are so many benefits of this magical mud, one may get tired but will never run out of benefits of its application. Have a look at some amazing benefits of Multani mitti.
Benefits of Multani Mitti for Skin

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  1. Multani mitti masks are very effective in making the skin glow as well as improving the texture of the skin. It also makes it radiant by removing all dead skin from the face and makes space for the pores to breathe thus preparing a good base for the serum or face cream to absorb better and work more effectively
  2. It helps in removing acne and blemishes from skin thus making it radiant
  3. One of the most popular uses of Multani Mitti is for those with oily skin. Multani mitti when mixed with rose water makes an excellent face mask for oily skin and helps to get an oil free and smooth skin
  4. For dry skin, adding milk and almond paste along with Multani Mitti helps to improves blood circulation thus making the skin soft and supple
  5. Multani mitti is well known for its oil absorbing properties. It is for this reason that this clay is very popularly added in the face packs. It cools down aggravated and irritated skin instantly. It works wonders for acne prone skin. It not only reduces the acne but also soothes it and also reduces the redness and the flaming irritation
  6. Multani mitti also reduces sun tan and pigmentation. It can also help in healing the scar marks
  7. By using it as a scrub, Multani mitti removes black heads and white heads completely
  8. Since Multani Mitti has cooling benefits, it works wonders in removing the redness and rashes due to heat or any other allergic reaction
  9. Due of aging, the starts showing signs that include wrinkles which are a consequence of sagging skin. Multani Mitti pack when used with a whole egg and a spoon of curd helps in tightening the skin and reducing the wrinkles to a great extent
  10. Multani mitti is truly a great skin care ingredient. It will help to give the skin a new tone
BENEFITS OF MULTANI MITTI FOR HAIR
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  1. Multani mitti also has considerable uses and benefits for hair. Most importantly it has been used to prevent hair loss amongst other benefits. It is believed that this clay can be used to treat hair loss caused by stress, environmental conditions and hormonal problems
  2. As an alternative to hair shampoo, it acts as a gentle cleansing or purifying agent. The clay makes the hair dirt free without washing away the natural moisturizers
  3. It also acts as a deep hair conditioner for the hair that adds gloss and shine to the locks
  4. Multani Mitti also has some excellent cleansing properties and thus removes toxin and oil from the scalp
  5. When mixed with honey, yogurt and lemon juice, it can be used to treat dandruff from the scalp
  6. Multani mitti hair packs are also a good home remedy for split ends
  7. OTHER USES AND BENEFITS OF MULTANI MITTI

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  1. Multani mitti can be used as a cold or hot compress for the treatment of insect bites, burns and muscle cramps or even menstrual pain
  2. The most popular use of this clay since ancient times is as an absorbent oil and grease. Thus Multani mitti is also a great stain remover. Multan mitti can help to clear hard-to-remove stains such as blood, wax oil and grease on your garments
  3. At home, Multani Mitti can be used as a cleaning agent. It is also used as an ingredient to some laundry detergents
  4. Water can be added to Multani Mitti to create a full-body paste that can be used calm the effects of very high temperature and sunburn during summers
  5. An exceptional use of Multani Mitti is in making body wash. For this purpose, mix Multani Mitti with oatmeal powder, neem powder, haldi (turmeric), chandan powder and milk and form a paste. This mixture can be used as a body wash to prevent any probable skin condition
  6. Multani Mitti has that capability of acting as an antiseptic. If suffering from some sort of injury, just use Multani Mitti over it, and, the injured portion would get healed within no time! The exceptional antiseptic qualities of Multani Mitti is the reason, makes it very popular
  7. Multani Mitti acts as a great source of curing skin allergies. It not only cures skin allergies, but also is a great remedy to various forms of Skin Infections. Mix some amount of Multani Mitti with rose water and some camphor and regularly apply this on the infected area, and within no time, the infection will disappear

We often spend a lot of money on cosmetic products for skin care and Hair, but we can avail a super smooth, even toned and beautiful skin and smooth, shiny and lustrous hair by simply applying Multani Mitti. So go ahead and enjoy Multani Mitti benefits to the fullest.

Tips To Wear Your Ethnic Short Skirt

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It’s always a great idea to change your style every now and then. Or else, the regular monotonous look would begin to turn boring even for you. So, upgrade your wardrobe to include a bit of fusion in the form of ethnic short skirts.

Choose The Right Kind Of Top
Ethnic skirts are usually heavy in terms of print or ornamentation. The key to carry them off like a pro lies in choosing subtle colours and appropriate silhouettes. Take a hint from out top five looks.

1. HALTER NECKS

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Pair a dark-coloured ethnic short skirt with a crop, halter-neck top in a similar shade. Keep it plain or slightly textured so that you can accessorize better.

2. SOFT WHITES

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Whites are the best option when it comes to choosing a matching top with ethnic skirts. The lack of colour would highlight the best of your skirt’s features.

3. MATCHING TANKS

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Pair your ethnic short skirt with a tank top. You can make the outfit look like a one-piece dress by choosing the dominant colour in your skirt for your top as well.

4. CONTRASTING FULL SLEEVES

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Wear a metallic-hued ethnic skirt with full-sleeved tops in bright colours like red, orange or lime. Make sure that the shades complement each other. Neon tops can also work well with plain ethnic short skirts.

5. WEAR A SHRUG

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Go for nude-coloured or neutral-hued shrugs and tops so that all the focus is drawn to the exciting embellishments or designs of your skirt. Make sure that even the footwear is of the same nude or neutral shade. Metallic jewellery would pump up the look even more.

Choose The Right Footwear

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1. EMBROIDERED WEDGES

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Wedges with a little bit of unconventional design are a welcome accessory to walk in. Especially when you are in the mood to flaunt a not-so-contemporary short skirt.

2. BEADED TRIBAL SANDALS

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Skirts with an ethnic look allow you the freedom to experiment with footwear too. So, this is the time when you can wear heavily decorated yet earthy tribal sandals.

3. CHINESE BALLET FLATS

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Wear these cute flats with skirts in a metallic or pastel look. And if you can get one with a matching embroidery, nothing like it.

4. ACCESSORISED BOOTS

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Go for ankle boots that are studded with metal chains and mini belts or buckles.

5. PRINTED HIGH-HEELS

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Another good way to match the print of your skirt is to pick a few pumps or wedges that have a similar design.

6. VELVET SHOES

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Shoes lined with velvet and decorated with silver or golden threadwork would also be a very interesting detail to your ethnic skirt look.

The ideal body type for short ethnic-skirts
Make sure that your legs are well toned before you try on an ethnic short skirt. A fit body type is best suited for such skirts. Because, the heavy prints and embellishments would naturally draw eyes to the lower part of the body. Which also means that if your thighs are a problem area, you should not wear these skirts.

CELEBRITY STYLES

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Wear the skirt with a white spaghetti like Alia’s.
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Or if you’d like to flaunt a toned mid-riff, go for a sheer, crop-top.
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Kareena Kapoor Khan has perfected the urban-ethnic look by matching her skirt with an exactly similar print on the top. You can try out a similarly printed shrug as well. And those white pumps are totally gorgeous.
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Our favourite celebrity style when it comes to doing the ethnic skirt the right way. A crisp white shirt with statement earrings is all you need sometimes.
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Kangana brings in a whole new casual appeal to the look by pairing a light ethnic skirt with a baggy bright top. Try it with a plain kurta to make it all the more extraordinary.
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Or take inspiration from Richa Chaddha’s gold and black avatar. Just don’t let the shirt be see-through and you’ll be fine. The golden sheen can also be balanced better with a golden collar or choker necklace.

Conservative Swim Wear Options For Women

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With the growing awareness of swimming as the ideal fitness and health exercise, the apparel industry has seen a sudden rise in the demand for conservative swimwear styles for women. Besides the extra body coverage, women are looking for designs that are fashionable, trendy and also suit their body type or personality. Check out our easy shopping tips and alternatives for such swimwear options that will let you enjoy the beach without compromising on style.

CONSERVATIVE SWIMWEAR OPTIONS

Tank Suits

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A one-piece swimsuit or tank suit serves as a comfortable and more conservative option to a bikini. A long sleeved swimsuit looks as trendy and protects your arms from the sun.
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For someone wanting thigh coverage, there is the speedo style legsuit especially designed for swimming. Such legsuits also double up as activewear.

Tankini

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This is a two-piece suit that consists of a tank top and a bikini bottom. The fabrics are mostly spandex-cotton or lycra-nylon blends that make it ideal for water sports. The best part is that the tank tops come in trendy styles like halters, ruffled, cropped or even peplums.

Skirtini Or Swimdress

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As the name suggests, this swimsuit is styled like a mini-dress. A little skirt comes attached with the suit to help cover your bottom. Doesn’t this look cute and ultra feminine?

Swimwear With Tights

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Be it for extra sun protection or being uncomfortable showing the thighs, a pair of spandex or lycra blend tights serve as an easy answer. Some brands also sell matching or attached swimwear with tights.

Rash-Guard Tops

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Ideal for swimming or surfing, rashguard tops can be worn over a bikini, swimsuit or alone. Like you all-time favourite tee, rashguards come in wide range of colors and prints that will cheer up any beachwear.

High Waist Bottoms

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It’s undeniable that two-piece suits offer a lot of room to play mix-and-match and fun styling options. If you’re worried of showing extra skin on the tummy, try pairing your tops with high waist boy-shorts instead of usual bikini bottoms. These cover the navel (a good choice to hide any stomach flab) and are super trendy.

Retro Swimwear

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One can never go wrong with retro swimwears. Feminine, vibrant and high on style, these also provide better coverage than the average modern swimsuit. Most of these retro designs are slightly padded, thus it flatters the wearer’s natural curve. This also takes care of any oopsy peek-a-boo situations when the water gets a little chilly.

COVER-UPS

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The best clothing option for times when you want to lounge around the beach, get a healthy tan and sip on an ice-cold drink is a cover-up. Slip a pretty kaftan, maxi or a thin button down shirt over your bikini and just get lazy.

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Sarongs are one of the most popular and versatile cover-ups for beachwear. The endless prints and designs will leave one spoilt for choice. You can have fun trying out different ways of tying a sarong, just wrap around your waist or opt for a full cover up with a knot around the neck.
Sheer tunics are also a great cover-up option. Lightweight fabrics like cotton, cotton blend or gauze offer quick dry advantage and thus, become perfect choices for the beach. Pick one with vibrant prints, accessorize with junk jewelleries or simply tie a bandana and you’ll all set to make a style statement.
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POPULAR ONLINE SITES FOR CONSERVATIVE SWIMWEAR

A popular International brands for conservative swimwear is ModLi.com and they ship to India as well. Well known Indian site Zivame.com has good active swimwear options, including those with attached tights. For stylish cover-ups, swimdresses and tankinis – take a look at PrettySecrets.com, SweetCouch.com and TheBeachCompany.in.
Leaving aside the idea of what can be termed as ‘modest’, several main factors contribute to the growing popularity of conservative swimwear. There are many who don’t feel as comfortable in an itsy bikini and this is not entirely about religious ideals or body image issues. It could be about respecting the place you’re visiting, sun protection or most importantly, one’s personal comfort level. We’ll always recommend that you pick outfits that’ll make you feel good and confident. You’re out there at the beach to have fun and fun it should be!

How To Wear Sweaters With Leggings?

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The sweater-leggings style is one of the most convenient hacks for winters. It is simple, easy and very warm, all at the same time. The options are endless and you also have a lot of scope for experimenting. On one hand, the leggings wrap around your legs, keeping them safe from the chill. And on the other hand, the baggy sweaters allow you to put on several layers underneath. The idea is to do it right though. Let’s get started.

MIX SOLIDS AND PRINTS

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Wear solid-coloured leggings with thickly knitted and printed sweaters. Or pick a pair of printed woollen leggings to complement an ensemble of very plain layers.

ACCESSORIZE APPROPRIATELY

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The look is for everyday. Which means, you need to pick your accessories very carefully. Too much is just not good. Beanies, huge mufflers, gloves and fur hats are all that you would need. You can also go for hand and leg warmers for some additional comfort.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT OUTER LAYERS

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When pairing you sweaters with leggings, the outer layers have to be chosen very carefully. While it is easier to slip on a jacket in case of jeans, it differs in case of loose sweaters. Unless you have decided to go for the fitted ones. Look for very loose ponchos, shrugs and overcoats. They would cut down the sides of the loose sweaters and keep the leggings looking stylish at the same time.

ADD A TWIST WITH SWEATER DRESSES

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Sweater dresses are just wonderful. You don’t have to worry much about styling it. A pair of leggings and ankle boots would be perfectly fine.

Quick And Easy Styles

SHIRTS AND V-NECKS

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Wear a shirt and top it with a V-neck sweater. Make sure that the length of the sweater reaches beyond your hips. Pair it with leather leggings or darkly printed woollen leggings.

LONG SWEATER, LONGER UNDER-TOP

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Create an illusion of the sweater dress with this simple trick. Wear a long, fitted top with leggings. Put on a crop-sweater or a medium-length, loose woollen to complete the look.

OVERSIZED TURTLENECKS

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Cozy and cute, oversized turtlenecks never fail to work their charm. Pick bright and interesting solids or prints to add life to dull winter days.

PAIR IT WITH THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR

Boots

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The sweater and leggings combination works best with boots. Knee-high, ankle length or calf-length. No matter how big your boots are, they will be fine because the leggings highlight the natural contours of your legs, creating the perfect dimension that your boots need.

Sneakers

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Another good footwear option to wear with sweaters and leggings. Wear them with printed leggings or when you are slipping a shrug on. You can also try printed sneakers or those with an unconventional design.

Wedges

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The ideal way to go when the sweaters are extra big. Also good to go with prints. They would give you the feel of high heels but with less of a hassle. Wedges would also accentuate the shape of your legs through the leggings.

Lace ups

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Have fun with lace-up shoes that are in the same colour as your leggings. Wear a woolen hat and leg warmers to complete the look. You can also try high-heeled or wedged lace-ups.

APPLY THE RIGHT MAKEUP

Winter make-up has to be warm and light. You don’t want to be uncomfortable with your face. And yes, do not forget to moisturize properly before you start applying the make-up. Follow these quick tips to get it right.

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  • Get a rosy glow with a blusher that matches your natural pinks. And in case you are dark-skinned, use a bronzer to highlight your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose
  • Use trendy winter shades for your lips: Oxblood, caramel, coffee or hot pink. If you love experimenting, black is another daring lip colour to try this season. You can also go for tinted lip balms instead
  • Shadows and eye-makeup should be minimal and nude. But you can definitely be generous with the mascara
  • Wear your hair as comfortable as possible. Keeping it loose would keep you a bit warmer. But you can always try the top knot, messy braids and up-do’s with baggy sweaters

Christmas Makeup And Hair Ideas!!

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Hey Fashionistas! Christmas is on its way. What we adore about the festival apart from the decorations, cakes and wines galore, is that one could dress up in the most fashionable way and wear the best makeup and hair too. So it’s time to get ready for the parties. Did you decide what dress will you wear? What make up you will put and what hairstyle you will make? Are you confused about your Christmas party look? Don’t you worry, we are here to help!!

We’ve got some hair and makeup ideas that will help you get ready for the Christmas parties. So, take a look at some of the most stylish, elegant and very easy Christmas makeup and Hair- do ideas we have for you. Go ahead and dress yourself up as a diva for the many parties or gatherings, you have been called for. These will match any outfit that you plan to wear.

So girls it’s time to party, to grab eyeballs and make the heads turn.

CHRISTMAS MAKEUP LOOKS

We have some fantastic ideas for you this Christmas to give that flawless and fabulous look. You are determined to make a mark with these ideas and rock this Christmas for sure.

Classic Red Lip

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The red lips is a classic and a perfect Christmas & party look. Attend the Christmas party looking all glamourous with bright red lips. When paired with an elegant evening gown, the look is at once sophisticated and gorgeous. 

Festive Metallics

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Metallic eyes are big news this season. One of the trendiest makeup looks it will go well for the Christmas soiree. It not only makes eyes look trendy but absolutely fabulous and breathtakingly gorgeous. Worn with a berry lip, the overall effect is soft and charming. For metallic look you can go for shades of copper, bronze, gold, silver.

Glitter Hint

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Nothing says party more than a sprinkling of glitter! But if you’re worried about wearing glitter, incorporating a small amount under the eyes might be for you. A subtle touch of glitter would work wonders on the eyes, and with nude lips they make a lethal combo for the Christmas party.

Au- Natural

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Like us if you heart nude make up then this look is for you. Go minimalist. Keep the look natural and nude. This look is perfect for the midnight mass and the Christmas lunch gathering!

Smokey Eye and Nude Lip Look

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If you want a sultry look that lasts all night, try an intense black smokey eye with perfectly groomed brows and a matte complexion. We love the intensity of a smokey black eye. Just be sure to keep lips nude!

Sultry Cat Eye
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Sometimes the simplest option is exactly what you need. If you want a look that’s perfect for any outfit, any party, this pretty cat eye is the way to go.

Gothic Glamour

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Bold lips and heavy eye makeup is no longer a no-no. The too-much-makeup-look is the thing this winter. So try out this look for your next Christmas party. Go for smokey eyes and for the lips choose dark red wines, plums and magentas. Make sure to keep it matte to balance out the whole look.

HAIR STYLES FOR CHRISTMAS

Festive Christmas hairstyles are a great way to pull together all of the luxe and glamour of the holiday season. A gorgeous hairstyle will add the wow factor to your Christmas party look. You hairstyle needn’t mean hours of effort, these semi-simple all styles have the elegance without the fuss. Short or long, thick or fine, whatever be your hair type, these looks will provide you some inspirations for the festivities.

Get Wavy

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The stunning wavy hairstyles earned their popularity for their amorous look and shape. Sexy siren waves are a classic party look. Go for a low side parting and sweep your hair over one shoulder. It will make an absolutely ultra-seductive look for any woman this Christmas.

The wrapped Bun

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Buns are in trend this season. A sleek bun looks uber-polished. Use straightening irons to get your hair sleek and shiny. Pin half of your ponytail into a bun and with the remaining sections, wrap them around it in the opposite directions. Just adjust your final hair with some exquisite accessories like diamond pin or embellished net. They will definitely make an appropriate appearance for you this Christmas.

The Half Up Hair do

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Half up Christmas hairstyles are a feminine way to wear your tresses. A hair clip can be used to hold back the sides of your style while adding desirable crown lift. Wearing your hair slightly secured will keep your tresses chic on the go during the winter. As its Christmas, go glitzy on the clips to show off a party from the back.

The Messy Bun

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Here is perhaps one of the best and cutest hairstyles for a Christmas party. This chic updo is the perfect amount of holiday festive and romantic. The hair is tousled and shaped into an airy bun with a messy feel. Add some sparkle to your hair this Christmas by adding some jeweled pins into the messy bun

The Fishtail Braid

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Loose, messy, and chic- fishtail braids will never go out of style. These simple and easy-to-make braided hairstyles make you look instantly trendy, stylish and gorgeous this Christmas. These braids are one of this season’s chicest ways to work an updo.

Pony Tails

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Ponytails are one of the few hairstyles that are appropriate for every occasion, even during Christmas. Preferably worn with a side parting for a softer look and some gentle teasing at the crown, a simple ponytail can be the perfect look for a night out. It will stay in place so you can enjoy your night without worrying about your locks.

Top Knot

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Lastly the top Knots. They are this season’s hottest party hairstyle. The classic high bun look is back and fashionistas you can sport this elegant hairdo for this year’s Christmas party with utter élan.

All the beautiful ladies, we hope that with these makeup and hair-do ideas, you’ll look party-pretty in no time. So get into the spirit of Christmas and enjoy the festivities!!

Henna Tattoo Designs For Hands

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For those who wants fancy a very ethnic or tribal body art, henna tattoos are going to be the next big thing. The best part about these is that they are painless, unlike the usual tattoos. In addition, they are non-temporary which allows you the freedom to experiment as much as you want. Or to change your tattoo every time you get bored with it. Or just get back your flawless skin in case you start to miss it. Having said that, let’s figure out more about the concept.

WHAT IS A HENNA TATTOO?

Henna or Mehendi is a very popular form of body art in parts of the Middle East and Asia, including India. The dye, prepared with the paste of dried Henna leaves, leaves behind a brownish red stain. And when mixed with other special ingredients, it can also be used to stain the skin black or in other colours.

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Traditionally, the designs are very intricate and fade over a period of few weeks. However, modern Henna tattoos are usually designed in a more novel and unusual manner. With several people willing to try out the designs on parts of their bodies other than just hands and feet.

Top 10 Designs To Try

1. SYMMETRICAL TRIBAL PATTERNS

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This design uses curves and semi-circles in a concentric repetition. The catch is, not to cover the palms that much and to allow the design all through the forearm. The lengthy, intricate style is in keeping with the traditions and yet, not congested or cluttered.

2. RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL SYMBOLS

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If this theme is getting popular in other forms of body art and design in general, why should Henna lag behind. Adorn your hands with your beliefs or choose a symbol that reflects them. Stones, pearls and astrological patterns are another good idea to try.

3. MYSTERIOUS SYMBOLS

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Another popular tattoo theme that you can incorporate in Henna designs. Use small, meaningful symbols and get them temporarily etched on to your fingers. You can also pick letters from an Alphabet that you are not familiar with. It would be more interesting if the chosen letters hold a significant meaning for you.

4. STYLISED FEATHERS AND CURVES

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Just like a wave of magic dust trickling from a fairy’s wand! Designs such as this one, should be narrow at the beginning and go on turning wider towards the end. And the beautiful stylization only multiplies the magical effect.

5. TRULY ORNAMENTAL

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Yes, quite literally at that. Henna tattoo designs that mimic a hand ornament like a bracelet or a ring are all in trend right now. And the best part is that you can get them designed as delicate or as bold as you’d like.

6. A STARRY NIGHT

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It is the end of the year. Which means, holiday time, Christmas and lots of stars. Flaunt the same on a finger or two and your friends would be in for an edgy surprise. You can experiment with other holiday symbols like snowflakes, mistletoe, bells and candy.

7. STARS AND VINES

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A mix of all lends fusion a beauty of its own. Use traditional inspirations to create interesting vines and leaves. And then, decorate the edges with those Christmas stars. You could also pick another symbol like a rose, circles, mini-paisleys, swirls and even dots.

8. STARS WITH A TWIST

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The obsession with stars can continue. This design uses Asterices and tribal motifs for a simplistic, matter-of-fact pattern. These patterns are geometric, with a hint of ancient traditions at the same time. The filled-in parts can be altered or modified as required.

9. FAMILIAR SYMBOLS ENCRYPTED

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This design shows a highly stylised crucifix. You can get an interesting theme or message encrypted within similar symbols. It could all turn into a fun game if you ask others to try and figure out what the design says.

10. GLOVES HALF-WAY THROUGH

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Another pattern for Henna tattoos is to replicate the style of accessories. You can choose from a range of half gloves, lace ornaments and other interesting themes that are usually used to accessorise your hands.