Thursday, December 20, 2012

Indian/Bengali Bridal Make Up Packages with Pictures/ Saajo Beauty Parlour Kolkata

Indian Bridal Makeup Packages Saajo Beauty Parlour Kolkata
Life is beautiful "But" very busy!! And if you are an immigrant or Probashi Bengali and are planning to have your marriage in Kolkata then chances are that you are very busy in doing so many things in so less time. You can't explore Kolkata yourself, rather your schedule will not allow you to do this, and in turn have to rely on your relatives in Kolkata for the same.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Best Facial Moisturizer for Dry Sensitive Skin/Somi's Glow Mint Moisturiser (Ayurvedic Moisturizer)- Product Review

I have been eagerly searching for a really good moisturiser for the last few months, because the place that I have recently relocated is not complimenting my skin. It has been 10 months that I have moved to Bhubaneswar and within these few months my skin has become really patchy and dry because of the sudden change (earlier I used to stay in Delhi for long five years and my skin was pretty accustomed with the weather over there)of weather. earlier I did not bother about my skin that much, I thought it will be "OK" soon, until unless I noticed wrinkles on my face!!! I was desperate to get my healthy skin back. I tried some branded night creams like Pond's re-brightening but that really did not work for me, and for the wrinkles I tried Loreal revitalift night, which was working a bit on my skin but still I was not fully satisfied.

Then from a TV chat show I came to know about Somi's Glow mint moisturizer. Though I was familiar with this brand because I did use one of their product "Glow Active" when I used to stay in Delhi. But the unavailability of this particular brand in Bhubaneswar made me forgetful about the range. So, I asked my family to courier it to me and I have been using Somi's "Mint Moisturiser" (for dry sensitive skin) for the last two weeks. Now let me share some details about the product.


Facial Moisturizer-Somi's Glow Mint Moisturiser-Product Review

Shona badhano Shakha-Pola (Bengali name)/Gold Embedded Conch-Shell Bangle & Gold Embedded Red Lac Bangle Design:

A conch shell bangle, known as shankha in bengali, and a red wax/lac bangle, known as pola in Bengali, together signify a married bengali woman. Sakha-pola is an integral part of Bengali culture. They are worn by the married woman for the well being of their husband. Earlier I had written a post on "Sankha pola" and because many readers sent me mails and wanted to what all different popular designs are available in different shops, I am sharing some really beautiful designs that I found after research.
Here goes some nice designs of shona badhano shakha-pola (Gold Embedded Conch-Shell Bangle & Gold Embedded Red Lac Bangle).

Shona Badhano Shakha Pola

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Loreal Professional Liss Ultime Reflexium Serum Fluide- Expert Serie Product review / (Loreal hair serum Heat Protectant)

Hi today I am back with another review. I will review a hair serum for frizzy dull hair. I myself do suffer a lot with hair problems and mostly with dry, frizzy hair and as I do lot of styling with my hair, so I really have to look after them and for this I had to use lot of hair products to keep my hair manageable.
So today I will be reviewing L'Oreal Professional serum "Liss Ultime", it is a shine perfecting and heat protectant serum.
I came to know about Loreal Liss ultime serum ten months ago, It was suggested by my hairstylist. Before "Liss Ultime" I was using another hair serum which I really did not like that much. As I do lot of ironing and blowdrying with my hair, so my hair stylist asked me to change my regular brand of hair serum, coz it was not made to solve all my problems. So I gave L'Oreal Liss Ultime a try and here is the review...


Monday, December 10, 2012

Indian Gold Bangle Designs with Price/Bengali Traditional Gold Bangle Designs (Wedding Jewellery)

One of the most sought after ornament ( Bengali gold jewellery) among ladies is a gold bangle. In Bengal we call it "Bala". Despite the craze for Balas (gold bangles) many girls/ladies don't know much about their designs and types, and for this reason we often get confused and can not find the right design for ourselves. So I will share some designer gold bangle designs here, with the details of the design type along with the bengali names. I would also like to share some traditional and antique designs of gold bangles which are in themselves a statement and are very rare in design. I will also share the making cost and weight (in grams) of my collection of gold bangles. Some of the bangle designs are for daily wear and are trendy. Some designs are absolutely traditional which you can wear as wedding jewellery also.

 Now let me tell you about the bangle types. There are mainly two types of gold bangle.
  • Solid gold bangle/ Farpor Bala (Bengali name)
  • Wax filled gold bangle/ Gaala bhora Bala (Bengali name)
Solid gold bangle/ Farpor Bala (Bengali name):
This kind of Bengali gold bangles require a lot of gold for crafting (approximately minimum 20 grams for each bangle), because gold is a very soft metal and these solid gold bangles do not have any kind of filler (wax) inside them. Solid gold bangle gives a very classy and heavy look. These type of bangles are mainly worn as wedding jewellery these days.
I do have some personal collection of solid designer gold bangles, here are some photographs of them...

gold bangle design
gold bangle design

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment Review

A night cream is very important product in our daily skin care routine, specially in winter season. It is really hard to find a skin lightening and night treatment product in India, then I heard about this product.

I have been planning to write this post for the last few weeks and finally I am ready to give my feedback on this skin whitening (skin lightening) cream. I am using Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment cream for the last three months, ya I know you must be thinking what took me so long to give a review on this product?!! well I really wanted to be sure with my review. Though I have a very dry (my skin type is dry to combination) skin, still I do not like to use greasy cream on my face (specially at night) and I heard that this product is non greasy, so I gave it a try. Now, without wasting any time here goes my review...


Friday, November 30, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Traditional Bengali Gold Wedding Jewellery - Part I

Traditional Bengali Bride

Bengali Wedding is not just a wedding, it's a festival. A Big day for every Bengali girl. Some girls even plan their wedding since childhood. Doesn't matter how modern she is, on her wedding day every Bengali girl wants her to be in a traditional attire only. Gold jewellery plays a major role in Bengali traditional wedding attire. In this post I am going to share some traditional wedding jewellery designs. Here I have posted some of my own wedding photos where I am wearing the ornaments, that I have inherited from my mother and grandmother, so you can understand how traditional and old are these jeweleries (some of the jeweleries are worn by my mother and grandmother on their wedding day).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mehendi (Henna) Design for Wedding/ Mehendi (Henna) Design for Diwali/ Henna Tattoo Designs for your hands

Mehendi (Henna) Design is an inseparable part of Indian tradition. It is a form of skin decoration, done with Mehendi (Henna). Mehendi (Henna) designs are also known as Henna Tattoos. Mehendi designs are done on special occasions like wedding, Karva Chauth, Diwali (Deepavali), Bhaidooj etc. It is mainly done on palms and feet., where designs look the best because of the skin surface. In India wearing Mehendi (Henna) is considered very auspicious and thus it is an integral part of Indian culture, like in Indian weddings wearing Mehendi (Henna) is so important, that people celebrate the Mehendi wearing day separately.

Today here in India we are celebrating Diwali and for this auspicious occasion I have also tried some Mhenedi (Henna) designs on my hand & feet and  would love to share the same. I used some ready to use Mehendi (Henna) cones which are easily available in any beauty store in India, if you stay out of India, then you can get the Mehendi (Henna) cones in any Indian beauty store near you. Being a lefty I could only apply Mehendi on my right hand and feet. Here is a photo how I started...

Wedding Mahendi Design for Hand


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Easy Way to Do Eye Makeup/ Learn Eye Makeup

Girls think that Eye Makeup is too complicated and are confused about the same. So here I have tried to clear the confusion by writing an easy and simple step by step eye makeup tutorial.

The following tutorial is a very simple eye makeup, which can be worn on daily basis. To make this tutorial very easy I have only used four shades i.e. matte gray as middle tone, lighter shade of gray for the inner corner of the eyes, silver color as a highlighter on brow bone and dark kohl for the crease and the outer lid of my eyes. I have also used :-
I) Maybelline Colossal kajal on my water line
II) Lakme Absolute precision liquid liner,
III) Lakme Absolute flutter secrets dramatic eyes mascara,
IV) eye primer (you can use Urban decay eye primer or a foundation base to hold your eye makeup) and basic  
V) eye shadow applicator brush.

Lakme Lipstick – Lakme Lip Love Lipstick Shade Sangria Seduction - Review, Price and Photos

This lipstick from Lakme Lip Love is very tinted & moisturizing. Price of Lakme Lip Love is Rs 550. It also has SPF 16 in it.The color of Lakme Lip Love Sangaria Seduction is very nice, It's very close to a wine shade. Here I have shared the Sangaria Seductive color shade swatches in day light & studio light. I really love the color.

lakme, lakme lipstick, sangaria seduction, wine colour


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Traditioal and Trendy Bengali Wedding Jewellery Designs/ Bengali Gold Jewellery Design


Bengal is famous for it's traditional food, sarees & jewellery, specially the gold jewellery. Gold has a special place in Bengali tradition too... like in Bengali weddings people must have gold as jeweleries, because in Bengali culture it is believed that gold brings happiness & prosperity to the newly wed couple.
Being a Bengali myself, I am totally in love with gold jewellery. Just like the other parts of India West Bengal too has some trademark & fascinating designs in the crafting of gold jewellery. But as years passed, some of the most exclusive Bengali gold jewellery designs got lost. But thanks to our elders, who still believe in tradition & sentiment, are able to keep some precious designs with them. Also some Bollywood movies like Devdas, for which Bengali gold jewellery has become really famous & it also helped in keeping the Bengali jewellery art alive.
Even I have inherited some traditional Bengali gold jewellery from my mother & grandmother. I am lucky enough to have the same ornaments that my grandmother wore on her wedding day. I would love to share every bit of sentiments that are attached with them.
Firstly, in this post, I have shared some trendy & traditional daily wear Bengali gold jewellery designs followed by Bengali traditional wedding jewellery designs along with their Bengali names. So, that you can easily search for them on the Internet or in gold jewellery shops.
So here goes some of the daily wear Bengali gold jewellery designs:

1. Gaala bhora bala (Bengali name)/Wax filled gold bangle:
Traditional Bengali Jewellery
Gaala bhora bala (Bengali name)/Wax filled gold bangle

Monday, November 5, 2012

About Indian Blush!!

Hi welcome to my makeup and beauty blog - Indian Blush! This blog is a platform where I review makeup and beauty products which I like. As a person I really hate taking care of my skin and hair... it feels so tiring... so I always try to manage to come up with the best and easiest way to maintain them.

So girls, who don't want to spend that much of time on their beauty regime can find my blog a bit of a help (well I hope you find it helpful :) )

I will try to be honest to myself and with my reviews. I will be glad to receive feedback and suggestions. Also if you want me to review a particular product then please feel free to mail me at indianblush@gmail.com