How To Brace Yourself For The Festive Season

The festive season is upon us, and while we have bid adieu to our beloved Ganpati, we are already gearing up for Durga Pooja! While we spend hours and hours cleaning up the house, shopping for pooja necessities and making our favourite sweets, we often forget to prepare our minds and bodies for the hectic festivities. Here are a few tips to take care of the things that are often overlooked during the pomp and fervour of Pujo and Diwali.

1. Haircare – Chances are that you will not be able to squeeze in some spa time once the festivities begin. Now that you have some breathing space, get a relaxing hair spa and even a haircut if you need one. This will make styling your hair so much easier for all the special days.

2. Skincare – Festivals mean oily food and heavy makeup, which can take a toll on the skin. Boost your skincare game well in advance by adding sheet masks and chemical exfoliants to give your skin the festive glow. You should also stock up on some charcoal face masks to deep cleanse your skin after the celebrations.

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3. Food – No matter how tempted you might be to crash diet right before slipping into that stunning saree for Diwali, there are better ways of getting a flat tummy. Make it a habit to drink tonnes of water daily, eat fresh fruit instead of juices, and sip on a cup of green tea after a heavy meal to keep your metabolism running. Try to indulge in moderation and stick to healthy foods for as many meals as possible. This will ensure that you feel energetic and your skin doesn’t lose its radiance throughout the celebrations.

4. Outfits – Now is the right time to pull out, purchase and plan all your outfits for the events ahead. Get everything stitched and altered now, before your tailor dada starts quoting insane charges and has a huge pile of orders drowning him. Also, try out everything and plan the accessories for each outfit well in advance so that you can just grab them and get ready when the festive chaos ensues.

These are some of the ways in which I make my festivals hasslefree. How are your preparations going and do you have any special tips to make the festive season more fun? Let me know in the comments below!

 

My Top 5 Ethnic Picks from Ajio.com

As some of you might already know, I am a huge fan of Ajio.com, and I have been recently picking up a number of kurtas from the website. Here are some of my top ethnic picks from Ajio at the moment, so go check them out quickly before they run out of stock!

1.ย  Printed Green Rayon Kurti

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A beautiful flowy green kurti that can be styled both as an Indian or a western piece.

2. A-Line Kurta with Printed Panel

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The print of this A-line kurta is definitely giving me the Poojo vibes, which are appropriate for the festive season ahead!

3. Printed White Kurta

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Another white kurta with a unique traditional print. It is available in a powder blue shade too!

4. Green Angrakha Kurta

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This beautiful angrakha kurta in a very unique colour is droolworthy!

5. Checked Tunic Kurta

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If you like off-beat styles then this checked tunic style kurta will definitely float your boat!

Will you be picking up any of these kurtas to sport some unique ethnic looks this season? Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚