Engagement is a big step in a Bride\Groom's life and it is just one step before wedding. We even have a saying here in south that engagement is half marriage and we can't just deny that :D
Engagement is a function where both the bride and groom's families exchange a formal communication and announce the wedding to their  friends and relatives. In short the world just gets to know that the girl and the boy can officially be seen together ;)
Every culture & family has different practices when it comes to betrothal - some do it just the day before wedding, some do it way long before and some even ignore it.
Today's post is going to be completely about my engagement, the outfit and all deets :)
Keep reading to know more!!

South Indian Wedding Event-Engagement

So my engagement happened the previous day (evening to be precise) of my wedding. It was a very small gathering (with a large crowd) just to announce our wedding to the near and dear family. It was quite a happy gathering indeed for us because we had both side relatives around and we actually had some time to have conversations with everyone. Pleasant right? :)

South Indian Wedding Event-Engagement

The Venue

No fancy venues again - it just happened in a small hall which was part of the hotel my family & relatives stayed in. The engagement was actually a last minute from their family because they wanted to introduce me to the closest family members :D

South Indian Wedding Event-Engagement

The Arrangement

We had the seer (exchanges that would be done by both families like fruits, flowers, g garlands, sometimes jewelry & even cash) arranged in the middle of the hall completely surrounded by everyone. My sister's husband beautifully got the sweet palette ready for our engagement :))

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

The Outfits And Accessories

As it was a very casual gathering he went with a pista green formal shirt & matching trousers - very comfy, classy & elegant choice to be frank for guys :D And yeah he is a man of sophistication! :P And he wore his watch!
My saree was given by his family and I chose a pink fancy silk saree with green prints. The saree was actually very light-weight and was super easy to drape - it was the best thing because there were literally 8 women surrounding me while I was draping it as the muhurtham time was getting near :/

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

I paired it with a simple gold chain, my gold jhumka set and a favourite kemp neckpiece from my closet (gifted by my mom when I was in college) to keep it simple and sophisticated! Dozens of bangles - both muhurtha valai (wedding bangles in glass) and matching metal bangles :)

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

The Makeup 

He didn't wear any makeup either for the engagement or the wedding. His only favourite skincare\makeup everything is just a good massage of olive oil :)

I definitely wouldn't miss a chance to do makeup so here is my makeup breakdown:

Face - Revlon Skinlights Illuminator in Peach Lights (Buy Here) mixed with L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Foundation (Buy Here)
Eyes - just Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in black (Buy Here)
Lips - Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Plum Spell (Buy Here)

Tamil Indian Wedding Engagement

Hope you loved reading the post as much as I loved penning(keying) it down :) How did you like my engagement look? Do you think I could have done it better? Do drop in your comments below, would love to read them.
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Until Next Time

Pretty polka sign

The honeymoon is an escape with your partner to a beautiful destination where you can splurge on exotic food and enjoy the landscape. It is also a period when you can spend quality time with your loved one and build an emotional relationship. The honeymoon is more than just beautiful places and tasty food. It is also about romantic nights and ways to make it special in your own way.
Women pack in a lot of sexy nightwear for their days they are going to spend with their partner. The First Night Dresses that you pick for your holiday should not only be perfectly fitted but also comfortable enough for you to sleep cozily. Here are some beautiful ideas for night dresses that you must have in your suitcase before leaving for a honeymoon.

I'm generally a sucker for neutral eyeshadows as they can be sported anytime, anywhere for any occasion. Of course I pull out my colorful shadows and gleaming golds for festivities but neutrals are always handy!
This neutral eyeshadow from Maybelline is my super favourite because its a glimmering taupe shade with a touch of bronz-y sheen! It's kinda my goto shadow\shadow base as it's very versatile :)
Read on to know more about Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade On And On Bronze.

Maybelline Color Tattoo On And On Bronze Review, Swatches

It always feels amazing when your outfit fits you perfectly making you feel like a diva! But do you know that your lingerie plays a major role in giving you a pleasing silhouette?
And choosing the right innerwear is always important to keep you comfortable and make you look sassy in any outfit!😊

Being a plus size woman doesn't mean you cannot flaunt your curves, you certainly can by choosing the apt clothing available for plus size women these days! But again choosing the right lingerie is super important because a mishap in this can lead to serious wardrobe malfunctions😐
ROSEGAL has a wide variety of clothing for plus size women ranging at all price levels😊

We come here with a guide to choose the right bras especially for you the plus size beauties to flaunt your curves😉 Keep reading!!

Bras for every outfit for plus size women

Winter is almost there and the weather is getting a bit chilly here in Chennai. Although we never experience real winters here still I love adding some layers to my outfit just to welcome the Winters :D Although I generally prefer shrugs, stoles, scarves, crop jackets and sweaters (at times) but nothing can be as stylish as a leather\faux leather or fur jacket! They can spruce up your outfit and make it classy just in a minute ;) Here are few of my favourite jackets, the ones on my wishlist :)

By now the whole world knows that I have dandruffffff!! *Just Kidding* But well yeah I have updated here about my dandruff issues and the anti-dandruff products I have tried so you my blog-fam know it all :) And today I'm reviewing a product I'm loving for over an year now because it actually works!
Read on to know how effective it is!

Hey there!
Long time I know! Honestly not getting much time to sit down and write a whole post :( But I manage to be super active on Insta - Do follow me there if you aren't already :D
So I love instant face packs, masks, peel offs because the results are quick & timely! Although I prefer a good weekend facial these readymade packs are really handy when you want to hit some party - quick fixes you see ;)

I was doing a series of my weekend facial routine (or atleast the list of products I used) and was loving it! You can check them out here :)
If you see it's an old series and I was using this face mask back then itself. Yes, it's a long term affair, but was it love? Read on :P

How will a world be without mosquitoes?
No need to cover yourself up in the evenings, doesn’t need to bother about letting your child play outside, no itching, no phit phat phatttt!! You don’t need to carry an electrified bat all evening to hunt down the little monsters :P But is this even possible?

Source: http://images.clipartpanda.com/mosquito-clip-art-mosquito-clip-art-2.jpg

Hola Fashionitas! What's Up? :)
I have been pretty busy with my baby's tonsuring last week and just relaxing a bit now!
I was watching NikkieTutorials videos on a crazy loop recently and loved her Yellow Cut-Crease Eye Makeup to the bits! I badly wanted to try a cut-crease and here it is - my version of Yellow Cut-Crease Eye Makeup :) I assure you this is going to be the easiest, simplest and quickest tutorial and the look can be achieved in flat 5 minutes (provided your liner & mascara dries fast :P) :D

I chose yellow because it's summer and super flattering! You can chose any shade you like, follow the steps, flaunt & enjoy :))

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial

Also Read: Simple Gradient Lips Makeup Tutorial

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial

Also Read: Valentines Day Special Makeup & Hairstyle Tutorial

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial
This is how it should look midway!
Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial
Apply a lipstick of your choice

Yellow Cut Crease Makeup Look Tutorial
Curl your lashes and load it with mascara and you're done :))
Products Used

Face: Lakme CC Cream (Buy Here)

Lips: Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Shy Cherry (Buy Here)

Eyes: Essence I <3 Stage Eyeshadow Base (Buy Here), BeautyUK Eyeshadow Palette in Soho, Maybelline The Nudes Palette (Buy Here), Blue Heaven Line & Design Sketch Eyeliner (review coming up super soon, Buy Here), Faces MagnetEyes Kajal (Buy Here)

Hope you liked the tutorial. Do you think I could have done something different or better - let me know in the comments below :) Do tag me if you happen to try this look, would love to see!


If your best friend’s wedding is around the corner and you are literally craving to slip into long nine yard for her D-day, then you definitely have come to the right place. Forgo wandering into market from one store to another and shake hand with some great online shopping stores offering handful of options in designer sarees. This will not only save your time, but money and mood too. When a woman gets to scroll through zillion of options in terms of clothing with the comfort of home, life feels better than ever. Get ready to check out five amazing and best online stores for saree shopping and start your purchase with the very first moment. Apart from versatile range, easy access, affordable range, raining discounts, these online brands also provide free shipping and quick delivery. Can shopping ever get better than this??? It’s time to live your saree love in the best way possible by shopping with these leading fashion brands and let other follow your footsteps. Buy a spray of ravishing sarees and get ready to give your best shot in ethnic dressing while keeping peace with your valuable pocket. There you go!!!


If you want to know everything about the latest fancy sarees and traditional women wears, IndiaRush is your go-to place. Offering the widest range of attractive sarees and other ethnic dresses, the online fashion hub has now become the household name for every woman. If you are in India and looking forward to know more about ethnic garments and trends, there is no place better than IndiaRush to give you the desired results.


Ajio is another fashion stop for women who crave for comfort and style blended at one place. The website has got everything in regards to women fashion, from clothing to accessories. Discover the finest range of designer sarees available in wide array in terms of colour, work, pattern and fabric and start shopping to enhance your collection.

Meena Bazaar

You must have heard of the name. Well, the good news is that the highly anticipated and reputed women brand is available online too. Now, you can easily shop lavish Indian sarees and other staples with the comfort of home and become the saree icon of the season. Bundle up, you gorgeous!!!


We all know about it and we all shop from here. Myntra is majorly known for contemporary fashion but since ethnic fashion has gained huge popularity in recent few years, the store is keeping itself updated with all the latest collection of Indian women wears. Find out sarees inspired by celebrity styles and fashion designers at Myntra and pick what appeals the most to you.


It’s never bad to have as many options as possible. Mirraw is also one place for women to hunt for beautiful designer sarees and other garments. Everything here would fit right in your budget and can do wonders to your dazzling personality. What are you waiting for???

Author: Manisha Dubey