Jan 30, 2015

Ten Gorgeous Must Have Bengali Bridal Sarees for your Trousseau



Bengali marriages are all about tradition and brides bring their rich culture into the sarees they wear for this auspicious occasion. Most Bengali brides usually go for the standard red Banarasi silk sari for their nuptials; but there are ten unique sarees that are perfect and a must-have for your nuptial ceremonies.

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1.   A Banarasi Silk Saree
A rust or red coloured Banarasi silk saree is the most popular choice for marriages. It has a gold border and is paired with traditional gold jewellery. The pallu is used to cover the head during nuptial rituals for it has most of the decoration.

2.   The Baluchari
The Baluchari saree got its name from a village on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. The pretty design is created by weavers with an independent pattern making it five yards in length. Brides adore the body that is covered with small butis and an intricate floral design along the edge.

3.   Rich Pashmina Silk
Right from what is deemed traditional enough for the Ashirbaad a Bengali bridal saree has to suit the ceremony it is picked out for. The traditional Pashmina silk is an excellent option to wear when you are meeting the groom’s family for the first time.

4.   Daccai Jamdani
Originating from Bangladesh, these are crafted by weavers using fine Egyptian cotton and woven by hand over a time period of many months. Bengali brides love these as they are supple to the touch and drape quite lightly.

5.   Traditional Korial Silk
These are known as lal paar and frequently are worn during pre-wedding rituals. They have a white sari-red border that is intense and solid offering a stately look. It is especially worn during Durga Puja as well, making it ideal for festive occasions.

6.   The Famous Garad
Even though a lot of people find it difficult to understand difference between Korail and Garad; the designs are actually quite different. Garad silk saree has some lovely floral patterns and is made of white, offering a beautiful bridal look while Korial is plain in its red and white simplicity.

7.   Tant Sarees
Made of Bengali cotton, these sarees are popular during pre-nuptial gatherings. They are pretty for they have bright colours and unique decorative borders making them ideal for a young bride.

8.   The Stunning Banaroshi Sari
These sarees make excellent bridal outfits that are inspired by royalty and offer you a lovely delicate grace for pre-nuptial ceremonies. You can choose between a beautiful red colour as well as green or opt for a yellow print.

9.   The Bangladeshi Saree
These fabrics originate from West Bengal where the climate is often hot and humid. It is exactly why these sarees are crafted from material that offers the ultimate comfort to the wearer making it ideal for lengthy wedding ceremonies.

10.          The Fabulous Super Net Saree
Even though the sarees worn by Bengali women are all colorful and vibrant; these are special ones stored away just for weddings. They are pure silk sarees worn by Bengali brides all over India.

Arm yourself with these fabulous sarees for your bridal trousseau and you’re sure to look gorgeous in stunning traditional designs for every ceremony!

Author Bio: Diyana Lobo is an avid writer who likes to write blogs on Web Designing. She has written many articles on Bengali Matrimony. In this article she is providing the readers some valuable information on Updating websites graphically. 

Gray Sky above the Circuit



The bright morning changed into gray afternoon that Sunday. The Sentul Circuit (Sentul Bogor, West Java, Indonesia) looked empty as there was no special event. But every Sunday, a community of motor races always practice in the circuit.


Show Your Feelings with Personalized Jewelry


Jewelry gifts are often given as a sign of showing how much we care for someone. However, you can show how much care and thought you have given to a gift by choosing to give personalized jewelry. There are a great many styles of personalized jewelry, so you can ensure that you choose a gift which perfectly suits the person.

Precious Metal Clay Personalized Jewelry:

Precious metal clay or PMC has been used for personalized jewelry for jewelry gifts for a number of years. The material was developed in the 1990s and is actually a by product of making photographic film. However, when formed into jewelry it can create an eco friendly organic form of silver jewelry. This can be styled into simplistic design such as a pendant, which is then hand stamped to show a personalized message, name or date. PMC can also be used to create memorable jewelry gifts. For example, you can use fingerprint impressions in your jewelry item. You may wish to have the fingerprints of your child on a pendant or charm. Alternatively, you could capture the fingerprints of both the bride and groom and create a unique set of cufflinks.


Engraved Jewelry:

Another option for personalized jewelry is engraved precious metals. A jeweler can engrave a message, date or name onto silver, gold or platinum rings, bracelets, pendants or cufflinks. You can even have a message engraved onto a watch back to make the gift truly unique and special. You may even find that some retailers offer the option of hand stamped jewelry which creates an even more unique “engraved” finish on the item.

Regardless of the occasion you are looking to celebrate, you can demonstrate how much care you have put into a gift, by giving personalized jewelry. This not only provides a gift which can last a lifetime, but will carry a unique and special sentiment forever.


Jan 28, 2015

Easy Ways to Protect Your Skin during Winter



Winter months are a difficult period for your skin. Cold weather and indoor heating can harm the protective layers and make the skin more susceptible to damage, while at the same time slow down its repairing mechanisms. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can improve this situation. In this article, we will try to list only the most effective ones.


1) Increase usage of moisturizers

Cold air tends to be very dry and most of the heating systems in our apartments also significantly reduce humidity. This is why the moisturizer we usually use will not be enough to satisfy the needs of our skin during winter.

The best bet is to use oil-based moisturizers. The protective layer that this type of product creates serves to keep the moisture inside of our skin, rather than let it evaporate as soon as we are finished with the treatment. The only drawback of oils is that some of them cover our skin too well, keeping the bad stuff in together with the good stuff. For the best effects, use primrose, almond or mineral oil, or try the oil of avocado.

2) Wear gloves

Your skin is sensitive to temperature drops, but the biggest problem is that one most sensitive parts of your skin is most exposed to cold air. You guessed it, it’s your hands.

Wearing gloves at all times when you are outside is a must unless you prefer your hands dry, itchy and cracking. Gloves are useful even if you are inside. Make a habit of wearing them for at least an hour while you are at home, to help your skin retain moisture and recover. Just make sure they are made of cotton because gloves made of rougher materials can be counterproductive.

3) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate


Many people think that their quest for proper hydration is over when the summer ends. This is not true - Your body needs a lot of water during the whole year, and the dry atmosphere of winter practically demands that you increase your water intake.

4) Don’t forget about the sunscreen

Once again, the summer is over, but the sun is still out there, you know. It might not warm you as much as it does during July, but it sure does radiate a lot. If you live in areas where there’s snow, the situation is even worse, because snow reflects a significant amount of radiation.

Solving this problem is as easy as opening your summer trip suitcase and taking out your favorite sunscreen. Make sure you apply it some time before you exit outside (half an hour will be enough) and you will be ready to enjoy the winter, stress-free.

5) Your feet need some love

Glycerine or petroleum jelly based products are just what you need to keep the skin on your feet safe from drying. Make sure you removed dead skin with the exfoliant of your choice before you start with the moisturizing treatment, though. This will help the moisturizer reach areas which need it most.

6) Avoid hot water

Bathing in hot water might sound like a good idea, especially after spending a freezing day out. However, no matter how absurd it sounds, prolonged exposure to hot water will actually severely de-moisturize your skin.

If you think that hot showers are much better, think again. Showers will have the same effect, so keep them short. 10 minutes will be more than enough to remove the dirt and you can always find some other way to enjoy yourself.


7) Milk and honey

During the cold months, our body needs to keep itself warm somehow, which is why it diverts the blood flow from the outer areas to the inner areas which need warmth more. This is why our skin suffers from drying.

To remove the dry layers, you can use a mixture of honey and sugar which will increase the blood flow in your skin. Milk is also a very powerful moisturizer and can be a great exfoliant, so if you are currently lacking dermalogica products, you should know there are plenty of natural solutions to keep your skin in great condition.

We can only give you general tips on how to take care of your skin during winter, but just like every person is different, so is every person’s skin. If you want to know what’s best for you, the best idea is to visit a dermatologist and get recommendations which best suit your skin type.

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