5 State-Wise Best Traditional Wedding Sarees

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Is it really difficult to select a bridal saree or dress in a country like India where cultural heritage and craftsmanship is so vast and ages old? Nowadays designers take inspiration from these sarees and craft something anew from that and such an amazing designer is Sabyasachi who love to reform old patterns and designs of Indian wedding sarees. Our grandmother or great-grand mother had always been in touch with these designer sarees and dresses and the least we know about it nowadays. Do you know that in every Indian state, brides generally wear their cultural and traditional dresses? From buying traditional Banarasi sarees online to Gujrati drapes, every type of Indian staple is exquisite and draw intense curiosity.

Check out 5 state-wise best traditional wedding saree below and rejoice the next wedding gala like nothing else.

Bengali Bride

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Although it comes from the land of gods (Kashi, Varanasi), Banarasi saree has a speial charm in Bengal or Kolkata. This saree has silk as its premium factor of crafting and the immense golden work is something which gives the bride a natural glow from beneath. Sarees with broader border work and with golden hue are much demanded by Bongo bride. Traditional gold jewellery and ethnic accessories make the beauty really incomparable. Buy Banarasi sarees online and do not forget to give it a touch of kaala-tika for your D-day!

Keralite Bride

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Sheen golden colour is the lucky charm of every bride and thus sought to be the gracious as well for a happy marital life. Kasavu sarees take the privilege from here and bring up magnificent native Kasavu sarees. These sarees showcase broad golden border just as Banarasi sarees but have the whole body in white or creamy colour, bringing out a golden aura.

Tamil Nadu Bride

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It’s the pride and glam of South Indian fashion series. Kanjeevaram sarees is absolute piece of beauty and posh craftsmanship of the state of Tamil Nadu. These bridal wedding sarees features awesome temple borders that look elegant and exquisite.

Odiya Bride

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Red glare and silky shine is all that any Odiya bride will crave for. Crafted in the state of Odisha, Sambalpuri sarees showcase an umpteen galore to standout the bride’s beauty. There are also other types of traditional sarees such as Bomkai and Katki which are also adorned by the stylish women of India. Besides traditional sarees of Odisha, in some places  adjacent to West Bengal people also buy Banarasi sarees online for their wedding purpose as the people around share same common likes and dislikes.

Maharashtrian Bride

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Found and rejoiced in the state of Maharashtra, Paithani silk sarees are the typical choice of every Maharashtrian bride. Be it any season, the mixture of fabrics including silk makes the staple really warm and temperature friendly. The saree is further beautified with real gold thread work. Women also give preference to chanderi silk sarees for wedding time.

Written By

Paromita Sengupta

 

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Maybelline Colorshow Gold Digger nail polish ~ Gilded Rose 903: Review & Swatch

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Maybelline has an entire range on gold themed nail colors: Gold Digger Collection, and I am reviewing a beautiful peach color nailpolish from this range ~ Gilded Rose 903

I have reviewed the first three shades in the pic above HERE, HERE and HERE

Price: Rs 145

 

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Gilded Rose 903 is a peach colored nail polish with sugar texture. 

It comes in classic Colorshow packaging: cylindrical transparent bottle with black cap and name engraved on top. The brush is decent but not great. Gilded Rose is a peach colored nail polish with peach and golden shimmer. This is not as bling shade as some of the OTHERS in this collection, but it is a good shade if you like subtle colors. However, this shade can make hands look dark, so try it at the counters before you purchase.

People confuse this shade of Gold Digger collection with  ‘Pink Champagne’ shade of the previous Glitter Mania collection. There is a difference between the two shades, the latter being more blingy and rose gold in color, and Gilded rose is peachy in color with toned down bling. Also, there is no chunky glitter in Gilded Rose. The texture however, is the same. Personally, I like Pink Champagne shade more.

This is not a top coat, and it takes 2-3 coats to build the color. The tip wear starts after 3-4 days. Being a glitter nailpolish, its removal is quite a pain. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

 

 

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Overall, this is a good color if you like subtle colors with toned down bling. This is a great office appropriate color in my opinion. But it may make hands look dark, so try it on your nails first.

Love,

Blossom

 

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel: Bold Sangria ~ Swatch & Review

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This year has gone by so fast, don’t you think? It’s november already! The evenings have started to get chilly and the sun has hidden under the thick smog (Seriously Delhi, where do you want to go with the pollution levels?!) While the winter is about to make its entry in this part of the world, I thought of reviewing my fav nail polish for winter. Spring is about colors and vividness, Fall is all about dark colors. Revlon Colorstay LongWear Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is one perfect Fall color.

 

Price: Rs 350 for 11.7 ml

 

Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is a beautiful eggplant purple nail polish which flatters  my medium skin toned hands. I don’t like wearing black nail polish and this is such a beautiful alternative to wear dark, gothic colors. The color is dark eggplant purple but it also appears bit brownish in some lighting.

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamels come in a sturdy cylindrical bottle with shade name sticked on top. What impressed me most apart from the color is the brush of this nail polish. The double-barrel brush is wide with tapered corners, making nailpolish application a dream. The entire nail gets covered in two strokes. I absolutely hate thin brushes and the brush of this nail polish is amazing. The unique shape of the brush allows hassle free and quick application.

The formula of this nailpolish is creamy, it is neither too runny nor too thick. Color consistency is great and gives full coverage in 2 coats. The finish is super shiny and it looks high end on the nails. I saw minor tip wear starting next day onwards, but this happens with almost ALL the nailpolish I own (As seen in pics below).  I would call it pretty long lasting if applied with a top coat.

One thing to note is that this is NOT quick drying and it will take its fair share of time to dry. So better apply it when you are not in a hurry. I applied it at night and even after giving it full time to dry, ended up with crease marks in morning.

 

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Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in shade Bold Sangria is a beautiful eggplant purple color. The consistency is creamy and highly glossy. The brush of this nailpolish is unique and makes the application hassle free. Only drawback is this is not quick drying. But the color is so gorgeous that it has become my fav Fall color. If you like dark, gothic nail colors, do give this one a try.

 

Faux Pas #1

So I do a lot of nail art, some turn out great, which I post it here (I try to post ’em all). But some look so bad that I would rather see the ‘Mountain’ (Sir Gregor Clegane) of Game of Thrones without his helmet (Eeeeeek!).

So instead of throwing such nail art pics in trash, I decided to post some of it on the blog itself, just for fun.

And so, this is the series of my epic fails at nail art😀

After all, none of us is perfect😉

This was my first attempt at gradient I think, and I chose such contrasting colors, that it didn’t blend at all😀

But I think I can still call it as “Fire nail art“. Doesn’t sound bad!

 

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xoxo

Blossom🙂

 

 

Maybelline Colorshow Gold Digger nail polish ~ Gold Gluttony 905: Review & Swatch

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Maybelline has an entire range on gold themed nail colors: Gold Digger Collection, and I am reviewing a stunning top coat from this range ~ Gold Gluttony 905

I have reviewed the first two shades in the pic above HERE and HERE

Price: Rs 145

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Gold Gluttony is a transparent nail polish with chunks of gold flakes of different sizes. This is a top coat and looks great on both light as well as dark base colors. This is a no-fuss nail polish which can take your manicure up a notch in no time.

It comes in classic Colorshow packaging: cylindrical transparent bottle with black cap and name engraved on top. The brush is decent but not great. I think the brush could have been wider to pick such chunky gold leaves effectively. Sometimes, I am left with only 1-2 gold specks in one coat and so have to place the gold flakes individually on each nail. Also, using multiple coats to load up on the bling makes it gloopy and slow to dry.

Other than that, it is a great nail polish to bling up the manicure. I always wanted a nailpolish like this- gold chunky leaf glitter, and this one is a great budget option to have.

Being a glitter nailpolish, its removal is quite a pain. You can remove such glitter polishes easily using the method I use HERE

 

 

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xoxo

Blossom

 

 

 

 

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain : Hollywood ~ Review & Swatch

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Colorbar launched their range of Liquid matte lipsticks- Kiss Proof Lip stain a few months back. Liquid mattifying lipsticks are so in these days and Colorbar’s is the first one I picked. I am reviewing a gorgeous red shade – Hollywood 001 here.

 

Price: Rs 900 (6.5 ml)

 

Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip stains come in a silver cardboard packaging with a color-coded sticker on top. The packaging has all the details about the product. The lip stain tube is silver in color and made up of plastic with silver-colored screw cap. The tube is fairly long and has a transparent band along the length of the tube to show the color of the lip stain. This see through window comes in very handy when you have multiple shades of this range. The applicator is  doe foot applicator with a hole in middle, which helps in holding more product. The applicator picks up enough product for one swipe. The texture of the lip stain is creamy and is very pigmented. One swipe is enough for full color intensity. The lip stain feels glossy on application but it settles down to matte finish within a minute.

The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.

The lip stain is highly pigmented which leaves room for errors while working along the outlines of the lips. I use a lip liner as I can never apply it properly.

Hollywood 001 is a classic red color lip stain which will work across skin tones. If you are looking for a true red color, do check this shade. It will brighten up any complexion, no doubt.

The lip stain feels comfortable and light weight. It dries down to super matte finish which does not bother initially, but I tend to crave for a lip balm after a few hours as it makes the lips very dry.

This lip stain does not transfer but I see it flaking upon touching with fingers.

The lip stain settles into fine lines when it starts to fade after 4-5 hours.

There are 8 shades in this range as of now. I wish it had more colors to choose from.

 

 

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If you are looking for long lasting true matte lipstick in red color, do check this one out. It feels light weight and is superbly pigmented. You can get full color intensity in one swipe itself. Hollywood shade is a classic red color which will work on all skin tones. Colorbar kiss proof lip stain is quite comfortable to wear, but you may need a lip balm after a few hours. This range has only 8 shades as of now and some bright and dark colors would be a good addition to this range. Overall, I am in love with this lip stain, so much so that I have already purchased another color from the range😀

 

XO

Blossom

Colorbar Heavy Metal Nail Polish : Pink Topaz 006 ~ Review & Swatch

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Colorbar has recently launched a new range of Nail polish- the Heavy Metal Collection. There are seven beautiful shades in this collection and I couldn’t help but pick one shade myself. I bought the shade Pink Topaz 006 and I will be reviewing it here.

 

This is how Colorbar describes Heavy Metal nail polish

Sparkle like a gemstone wherever you go! Embrace the richness of deep and heavy pearl toned shades that add character to your nails and give that heavy metal effect. The shades reflect the personality of the popular gemstones hand-picked to suit Indian skin types. The stark contrast of the shades against your nails make them look attractive instantly and they look like beautiful gemstones. The formula is intense yet fast-drying with deep intensity of self-pearls and high shine. In just a single stroke your nails are enveloped in irresistible and trend-setting metal shades of the future. What’s more is that the formula has an excellent drying time along with being 3-free, long-lasting, non-yellowing and chip-resistant.

 

Price: Rs 300 for 9 ml

 

Colorbar Heavy Metal nail polish comes in a rectangular bottle with shade name sticker on top of the cap.The cap has a colorful wavy art design which is signature to this range. The brush is decent and picks enough nail polish for one stroke application.

Pink Topaz 006 is a beautiful deep onion pink color with pearl finish. This polish is sheer in one coat and it takes 3-4 coats to build to full opacity. Pearl finish nail polish tend to be streaky, but this one is not at all streaky. This nail polish is fast drying, so you do not have to wait much between the coats. The staying power of this nail polish is good. I did not see any tip wear for 3 days and chipping started only after 5 days.

Even though I picked one color (for now ;)), the other shades worth checking out are : Emerald Heights (emerald color), Chrome Sapphire (Yellowish gold) and Garnet mist (maroonish-brown).

 

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This nail polish looks more pink in some of the swatches above, but it is more deep and purplish pink in color

Final Thoughts

Heavy Metal range by Colorbar consists of beautiful deep colors with pearl finish.  Pink Topaz 006 is a deep onion pink color with beautiful pearl finish. This nail polish is fast drying and fairly long lasting. Even though the consistency is sheer, the color is buildable in 3-4 coats. Only thing is, it could have been a little cheaper. The quantity is same as the Colorbar Exclusive nail polish range, only they have introduced new colors. Other than that, the formula and color is excellent. I will probably purchase more colors of this range

xoxo

Blossom