Gifting is really an intention to express your gratitude and giving return gifts in wedding is really a nice way of thanking your guests.
The yellow bags with coconut & betel leaves are so out of style these days and although its tradition to give them to your guests, with a little additional budget you can get them something they would remember too :)
In this edition we are gonna see some gifts you could give your family members, friends and colleagues during the wedding. Some of these can also be extended as a common gift to all your wedding guests depending on the budget!

We all use makeup in our everyday life and most of us enjoy using it.
But how many of us know when to REALLY throw a product away?
Do you know keeping and using a kajal until the expiry date mentioned in the pack would give you eye infections?

There are certain ways to know when a makeup product expires - the expiration date mentioned on the pack, the date of opening (a logo with an open container mentioned with a 3M or 6M or 12M means that's how long you can use it after opening) and there is a real timeline until which you can use your makeup! So in this post we are gonna see that real lifetime of your makeup products :)

Hello Ladies!
How are you doing? :)

I was desperate to pick my favourite lip balm from Himalaya Herbals especially for this winter and ended up doing a mini haul ;)
Read on to know & see what I bought :D



I am THE DARK PRINCESS.
I feel no Love and Care. I feel HATRED.
My hands are itching to get JUSTICE and REVENGE.

It's October (ok a little two months late :P) and it's Halloween!
How can we pass October without a Halloween look?
Though its not celebrated in India but still its my time of year and being a beauty blogger I love Halloween looks :D

So here is one of my own.
I picked up the dark princess look as it is easy, glam & gorgeous too :))


The Costume

I chose this LBD by 499 dresses, paired it with Senora gold leggings and a braided belt to make it look chic :)

Little Black Dress by 499 dresses - buy here
Senora golden leggings - buy here


The Accessories

To go well with the costume I picked up henna gold jewellery - a stacked chain necklace, a black & white collar choker neckpiece and a black studded earring!


The stacked chain necklace is from Gotta Go Gorgeous
The choker neckpiece and earrings are thrifted!



The Makeup

For makeup I chose a dual color lip and some artsy eye look ;)
Check out this post for the complete makeup break down ;)



Hope you like the look and do try it in case if you are a Halloween lover like me. Post the pics on my FB page if you do :))



I love kajals and this one here is a new launch!
So read on to know if it impressed me or not ;)



I'm an ardent fan of PLL (Pretty Little Liars) series and keep re-watching it every now and then :P
I love all the 5 liars but Lucy Hale kinda became a style icon for me because she is extremely experimental when it comes to fashion or makeup and I kinda sail in the same boat - but not so much as her!
Also another good reason is she is petite just like me and stealing her style would be perfect for me ;)
If you are a petite woman and would like to incorporate some new styles then read on - you might as well be able to pull off some of Lucy's styles :D


Are you a fan of bold lips? Do you think they just pop up the whole look and brighten your face instantly? :)
Then this super affordable lipstick is just for you!
It is a shade from the Streetwear Color rich range of lipsticks I'm talking about!

The range comprises of wonderful collection of shades from pinks to oranges to reds at an affordable pricing of 180 INR!!

I picked up 2 shades from the collection - Pink Persuasion and Pink Passion. Let me talk about the lipstick :)


After a very long time here is an OOTD!
It was a sunny day and I wanted some bright outfit to spruce up and lift my mood.
So I picked up this denim blue pleated skater dress which comes with a deep blue plaid belt. Both the dress and the belt are a cotton & corduroy blend and the dress feels super comfortable :)

Well the biggest and most hardest part of your wedding is the budget planning and something that's even more harder is sticking to it!
In today's post we are going to see some stickies that would help you plan your wedding budget and most importantly let you think and realize what is important and what is not.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you would know how crazy I'm about lipsticks & lip products.
Well I post atleast one lip product review every week :P
Here's a review of one from one of my favourite drugstore brands. Read on to know more about it :D


Well the Lux Golden Rose Awards 2016 was held on November 12 at Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai and here is our favourite list from the Red Carpet!



Mascaras are eye openers - literally!
A mascara brings that drama to your eyes instantly lifting up your lashes and taking away that sleepy deepy eyes :)
I have never stuck on to one mascara till date, I keep juggling and trying new ones every single time as they have short life and it's kinda my frequent buying product.
I first bought this mascara together with my eyeconic kajal to try both together and repurchased it again ;)
Read on to know if this mascara made to my list or not!



I'm becoming a crazy fan of Nayanthara lately especially a bigger fan of her fashion and makeup sense :D
She is kinda becoming my spirit animal! <3
I love each and every outfit she sports in her movie roles and the way she carries herself - best attitude!
She has also improved her acting skills to an immense level :) Enough of blabbing about my crush on her (don't tell her pleashhh :P)


Coming to her makeup style, although she was a wear-anything-the-makeup-man-puts-on-your-face kinda girl in the beginning of her kollywood days she isn't that girl anymore.
Coming so long she has improvised a lot and has her own unique makeup style. Although the style isn't a unique trend but it is unique for her!
Yes she always always sports the smoky eye nude lips look :):)

A little more light on her look - yes wait wait will decode it with makeup product recos in a while, patience baby :)



A Woman's eyes are the windows of her soul and this is the where she projects her confidence!
If you are a girl who never leaves the house without kohl rimmed eyes then this post is just for you :)
Today's we are going to list the Top 5 Budget Priced Kajals available in India.


I love felt tip liners because they give nice precision to get that meowwwww - cat eyes, cute winged line, thin lining on lower lashline and what not? :D
And when my favorite brand introduced their first felt tip liner how can I miss buying it? :)
But did it meet my expectations? Read on to know it!


Gone are the days where the bride wears tons and tons of gold jewellery and walk with strain.
Jewellery making has evolved so much and so has our mindset while picking bridal jewellery!
Although gold jewelries still hold their importance uptight but people have also evolved and forward enough to choose fashionable pieces for the bride to wear on her big day!
So how do we really choose the best ones for ourselves for the big day? No panic, here is a special post for choosing those special jewellery for our Sanguine Bride :)

** Alert: Picture overload!!

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If you are a frequent follower of my blog then you would know I like switching my shampoo conditioner every time and try a new one :P
I found this combo from Organix in a travel size pack and wanted to give it a try as Keratin is amazing for hair :) Read on to know if this combo really worked out well for me!

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Lipsticks are my biggest weakness and hunting for one that lasts longer than my perfume is a tough battle!
So when Maybelline launched their 14HR superstay lipsticks I couldn't say no at all (Ok I agree it was way long time ago!) :))
I own a few of them and first I'm picking my top favorite out of them!


Superior bathing delight meets luxurious skin nourishment in Fiama Lemongrass and Jojoba Shower Gel, an innovation from Laboratoire Naturel.
Revel in the goodness of Lemongrass and Seaweed that's infused with Skin Conditioners which condition's your skin deeply, keeping it firm and youthful.
While Lemongrass provides anti-oxidant and anti-microbial benefits, Seaweed provides effective conditioning and skin protection.
Experience the gentle exfoliation of Fiama Di Wills Shower Gel and get smooth and youthful skin.


Fiama Di Wills Lemongrass Jojoba Shower Gel

Hello sweeties!
Welcome back:)
In today's post of our Bridal series, I'm going to tell you one big little secret!
Oops is it big or little? That's debatable :P
C'mon even though we stay physically fit and gorgeous enough to sweep HIS feet off, we are doing all these for that one special day and what if you miss to pack your most important anarkali suit?
Or that beautiful pair of earrings which will make you look extra gorgeous? :(
We Indians pack a lotttttaaaa stuff for weddings and if not planned well this could ruin some good times.
So in today's post I'm going to list out the most important and top most step of your Bridal Planning: A Bride's Trousseau Packing


Hello beautiful ladies!

Yes I was intrigued by this product and thats the sole reason I bought it, tried it whatever!
So without further adieu here are my views about it. I'm also thinking to make a video using it, do let me know in the comment box below if you would like seeing one :)


It’s been like six years since I moved to Chennai and I have visited every single shopping mall here except Forum Mall and Abirami Mall. We girls always love huge spaces like shopping malls as they are the best place to spend quality time window shopping and sometimes real shopping too ;) I have been to all malls but not these two because they are too distant from my place :( I always wanted to visit Forum Mall and whenever I cross that place while traveling to Koyambed I would be like “must come here someday!” and finally I got a chance to visit & shop there this weekend :D
Read on to know my experience of shopping at Forum Mall for Diwali!

A blast of color with the sheer indulgence of cocoa butter!

What The Brand Claims?

Now get soft, supple and luscious lips with Elle18 Color Pops. Cocoa butter and jojoba oil packed into a moisturizing core and sure to provide you with intense color soaked lips. Available in more than 40 shades. So go ahead, pick the color of your kiss from Frosted Cherry to Iced Chocolate, from Spice Ginger to Grape Rain.

What It Contains?

Not listed except cocoa butter!

Price: INR 120 for 4.3 ml

Shelf Life: 30 Months



Being a beauty blogger I didn't know about this amazing thing until an year ago!
It's called Reverse Shampooing. Yes!
I have super fine, thin hair and whenever I condition my hair it stays fine for a day and my hair starts getting weighed down after that :( If I try skipping my conditioner my hair becomes frizzyyyy! I know I know! I could hear many of you saying "Same to same"

Almost an year ago one day I was ranting to my sister about my hairfall and hair becoming thinner and she was like "than why don't you try conditioning your hair first and then shampooing?"
I was like "Go weirdo it's wrong!" and she was like "hello its called reverse shampooing and it does work, I have tried myself."
That's when I got introduced to this miraculous process called Reverse Shampooing\Reverse Washing or in simple terms as I call it 'Reversing' :P and I have never looked back from then! :D


I'm a junkie when it comes to haircare products and I love trying new ones a lot.
I have seen the Garnier Ultra Doux range raved so much on US blogs and always wanted to try these out especially for the unique and classy packaging of each of the variants :)
So when this range was launched in India, I picked it as soon as I could ;)
Read on to know if the range really cured my enthusiasm!


Hello There!
Welcome back to my blog and here is a new post today on our Bridal Series.
Today we are going to see what to eat and what not to eat when you are a Bride - the super foods for the super bride.
Keep reading and a bride or not eating these foods and including them in your daily meals is definitely beneficial in many ways! :)


Shopping online isn't an easy task until you know which sites you can rely on and which you can't!
Here is a walkthrough just for you about the commercial sites which would help you pick one or many as you like :D


There are basically two kinds of commercial websites that sell products.

First type are the ones that concentrate on a particular stream of products, procure and curate products from suppliers themselves, have their own warehouse and sell products themselves.

The second type are the contractual kind of ones where they kinda serve as a middle man between the buyer and the seller. The sites would still have their own warehouse and procure products but not all of them they sell. They do allow third party sellers to sell products through their site and this helps both the seller and the commercial site to earn their fare share in the transaction.


There are millions of sites under each of these categories and I can't just say you can trust & rely on all of 'em! In this post I will give you some information and sample sites under each category and suggest you sites under each category based on my experience :)
This is going to be a compact post and I will give you much more details on a later post ;)

Being a bride\groom not only is a position but is a honor that you have to embrace with pride!
With this there comes the responsibility of not only standing tall but also to make yourself look elegant and gorgeous.

Body is the temple of your soul and keeping it at its pink of health is always important.
We saw some tips to keep you mentally strong in our previous post and in this post we are going to see ahem ahem tips to keep yourself physically strong & healthy too :)
Without further ado lets hop onto the post!


This is a series I'm trying to pull in on Pretty Polka to help my readers know some basics not about anyone or anything but you!
So today's post is going to be about the dermis, epidermis, subcutis - oh wait yup its about the layer that protects your vital organs. Ok chill! its your skin and we are gonna see some basic skincare tips today to keep it glowing :))


Today I'm going to review a romantic lippy which is rightly named - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Romantic ;)

Total Clean Express Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

A makeup remover is always a must have in my kitty as I don't like using oil to remove my makeup - I hate oil on my face and lazy to clean up the oil residue after removing makeup too.
So I look out for makeup removers that are oil free to get that squeaky clean skin after removing my makeup.
When the Maybelline Total Clean Express Eye and Lip Makeup Remover was launched in market, although it was pricey I wanted to try it as I wanted to know if it would be my best bud.
I'm already on my third bottle since then and let's see how it happened :)



First and foremost of being a bride is "being the center of attraction"
You might have been part of a cheerleading squad, a committee chair, gold medalist, a VJ or any kind of popular person but still being the bride is not similar to any of this and any bride will have thousand butterflies fluttering in the pit of her stomach!
So the first thing you must learn is how to handle it mentally and physically :)
Here are the foremost tips for every bride-to-be out there to handle the stress during their big day!

Oranges
Ooh Lala They Are Brighter!
They Are Citrus-y!
They Smell Amazing!
Oh Wait I'm Not Here To Talk About Those Oranges :P

Today I'm going to review one of my favourite chubby bubbly - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Rendezvous.



Hey beautiful buttons out there!

After a long time we are planning to launch a series here on our blog and its a magical one ;)
No girl\guy will hold back from knowing the perks of being a bride as despite the jitters it is one of the best phases in your life.
So every girl\guy out there must learn to enjoy it amidst the pressure :)


Body butters always give you super soft and supple skin. Although they are costly and come in big bulky packs yet they are perfect for you if you love a well moisturized skin!

I got this sample pack of Cuccio body butter in my fabbag and read on to know if its a must have in your kitty :)


Lipsticks are my weakness and I love exploring shade options from affordable ranges to form an array of colorful lippys :P
As I said earlier this is the first ever low priced lipstick from L'Oreal and it doesn't fail to impress ;)
Read on to know how this is as Hypnotic as a woman ;)


Hello sweeties!

As you all know I have oily combination skin and I love using a good scrub 2-3 times a week.
I'm a big big fan of face scrubs and I keep switching my face scrubs once in a while to make sure I try different types available like bigger or smaller granules, daily use or occasional etc to finally settle with right ones for right times.
I haven't heard of warming scrubs at all until now but we all know how warmth can do to your skin - warm water opens up your pores!
So I was intrigued by this Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Warming Treatment as it is tend to warm your skin, opening up the pores and help the scrub do its work.
Let's see if it is really miraculous! :)



I'm a sucker for face packs be it homemade or store bought. I keep picking up face packs and masks every now and then.
I have been using this pack for almost 2 years now and hands down this is my MOST FAVOURITE face mask ever. Why do I love it so much?
Well ahem ahem! You gotta read a little more to know :P

Tinted lip balms never go out of demand anytime as they give that instant color to your lips, moisturizes them, make it look hot and what not! ;)
I always love tinted lip balms especially these and when I saw one with shimmers on it, well I was in party mood :D


I got this in one of my Fabbags and and was impressed right away with the cute tiny tub :D I like cute little things!
Read on to know if it scores for more than its cuteness :)


I'm a sucker for any product from Maybelline as they are the best drugstore brand upto me.I always wanted a glossy liner in my stash for those party-feeling days but wasn't able to find one here. So when this liner was launched I didn't even blink :P
Read on to know if it really is one of a kind :)