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Up your beauty game in Christmas spirit


Christmas parties are the time you can go a little extra with glitter, metallics and bold colours. It's time to dust off your ordinary beauty routine and glam it up with some experimental makeup, hair and nail tips.

TIGI Educator Audrey D'Souza shares three hair looks to boast major hair goals

* The Beachy Brunch Look: Apply a coin size amount of volumizing mousse on damp hair; Use a heat protectant and blow dry the hair completely dry ; Add a little bling by taking the top half of your hair and securing it with your favorite accessory ; Lightly brush the hair with a boar bristle brush to add some texture and finish using a volumizing hairspray

* The Boho - Mermaid Look: Get the base right by applying a texturing serum; Part the hair into two and work with volumizing mousse for a messy, Bedhead look; Maintain the tempo and take smaller sections using the Dutch braiding technique and secure the end with a black ribbon; Finish the look with a texturizing spray

* The lazy-girl-turns-sophisticated look: Start by applying power dry on the hair for achieving good texture and smoothness for the look

Create three sections, separating the back from the sides, using a radial parting so that the front can be easily shaped over the ears. Start at the back, using a stuffing, and roll the hair towards the nape, moving upwards in outward direction; Secure the sides and the center using bob pins and tuck the hair into a messy bun; At the end spray some hard holding-shine spray for a long-lasting hold and shine

Sushma Khan, National Creative Director - Makeup, Lakme Salon gives a few tips on how to ensure your makeup stays and stands apart:

* Air brush makeup is highly recommended as it will give your skin a natural and long-lasting finish. It is great to use when facing a high definition camera as it gives a picture-perfect finish to your look. The Liquid Lustre and High definition airbrush makeup services at Lakme Salon are a quick and easy way to achieve a flawless look

* Choose from a variation of eye liners ranging from coloured or shimmer to holographic and apply using graphic techniques

* Opt for Ombre lips in gradients starting from soft nudes to brighter colours like cherry reds, orange and fuchsia. These will compliment your outfit adding another dimension to your look

* Swap your highlighter for a holographic coloured blush to get shine and colour on your cheeks

Explaining festive nail trends, Disha Meher, National Creative Director - Skin and Nails, Lakme Salon added: "Nail art has become a part of a modern woman's style statement. Party nail art with bold colors, glitter and metallic shades are the latest trends. Chrome nails have also become immensely popular. With pigments, dusts and polishes, there are all these different ways you can achieve metallic nails. If you're looking for something different, try Lakme Salon's Advanced Nail Art services that involve techniques like water marbelling, printing foil and vinyl art."Read more at:wedding dresses | bridesmaid dresses online


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Your Guide to Ring Insurance


We’ve all heard the horror stories about a ring down the garbage disposal, but have no fear! There are ways to protect your shiny new bling from damage, loss or theft. We’re here to give you the lowdown on all things ring insurance.

“Engagement rings and wedding bands are typically one of the most valuable items of jewelry couples are going to purchase,” says Theresa Capace, manager of Worthington Jewelers. Insuring these pieces can financially protect you from almost any kind of loss or damage.

When it comes to setting up your policy, you have two basic options: a rider on your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance or a personal articles policy. Which one you go with will depend on the value of the ring.

Your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover a percentage of personal property, which includes jewelry. But because it’s only a percentage, there’s a maximum dollar amount on how much they will reimburse. If your ring is valued at more than the maximum on your policy, you should consider insuring it under its own policy through a dedicated insurer like Jewelers Mutual.

And it’s never too soon to get your ring insured. “When someone is picking up their ring,” says Capace, “we tell them to contact their insurance agent right away.” If you’re picking up a ring but don’t plan to propose right away, you may want to get a temporary policy through your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance—even if you plan to insure it through a dedicated company after giving it to your sweetie.

Before you purchase insurance, you’ll need to have your ring appraised. Usually, an appraisal will directly follow your purchase and, as Worthington Jewelers’ gemologist Vickie Warnecke says, it should include everything from how the ring was made to the specific value of the ring at the time and place of purchase.

Over the years, you’ll also need to have your ring reappraised. Most insurance companies will suggest having your ring reappraised every two to five years—some may even require it and send reminders—but some scenarios might require an early reappraisal. Switching insurance companies and moving to a new area (because a ring’s value often depends on where you live) are two such examples.Read more at:wedding dress brisbane | wedding gowns perth


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Homecoming by Marriott


Divya Thakur’s Indian design aesthetics at her multidisciplinary design studio, Design Temple, in Mumbai, has earned her quite a few accolades. But, what makes the art curator and researcher relevant today? What strikes a chord with her heart and inspires her? Marriott follows her footsteps to discover where her heart belongs.

In the third part of the ‘Homecoming by Marriott’ series, the design maven, makes her way to Rajasthan as she highlights artistic wonders of the Golden City of India, Jaisalmer. After uncovering Malaika Arora Khan’s fashion sensibilities and Maria Goretti’s culinary, ‘Homecoming by Marriott’ sets out on an artistic journey with Divya Thakur. Watch her sculpt her unique ‘Homecoming at Marriott’ at the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa.

You will also see that the Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa, with its design aesthetics in all its glory, proves to be a perfect destination for nuptials for the upcoming wedding season.

Art Trotting

Indian crafts have always mesmerised Thakur and that’s exactly what drew her to explore the timeless beauty of Jaisalmer’s iconic forts and fortresses. The artist loves getting away to distinct places that speak volumes about India’s design sensibilities. It moves her to see different works that are traditionally Indian but also imbibe a contemporary flair. From admiring the ancient Indian craft of Jaalis to taking in the beauty of the Thar Desert, Thakur found a pedestal for her artistic escapades with the exemplary hospitality at Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa.

Dream Works

Right from waking up in the morning to unobstructed views of the famed Jaisalmer Fort to the resort’s regal courtyard, Thakur instantly found a soulful connect with Marriott ‘s iconic façade. The space is packed with inspiration at every nook and corner – its arches, unending horizon of banquets and the pillars. But, Thakur’s experience in the desert state wasn’t limited just to the hotel.

Presenting the Past

The five-star concierge services tempted her to explore the dunes in the Great Indian Thar Desert. She also made her way to the legendary Patwon ji ki Haweli, where she could bask in the charms of the ageless arts. All these minute details sparked her imagination.

And, throughout the journey, Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa proved to be a home that inspired her to unravel a part of herself. The Marriott propelled Thakur to rediscover her art and sensibilities. So, at the end of every day, she found herself brimming with ideas to give her art a new form.

If you want to get in on exclusive travels of other illustrious women of the country, watch this space for more updates and see how each of them find their unique ‘Homecoming at Marriott’.Read more at:wedding dresses australia | wedding dresses online


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Nikkah Ceremonies must be Simple


Talking about the history of nikkah, there is no doubt that the first marriage was performed by Allah himself, between Adam(A.S) and Hawa(A.S).

“Dwell you and your wife in paradise” – (Al-Baqarah)

It is a divine union made by Allah. It is a gift from Him and it should not go beyond His limits. What was supposed to be a beautiful and a natural practice, has now become a source of evil in the present society.

Talking about Kashmir, Nikkah here has lost its true value. People don’t know what Nikkah means- that is two people to come under the shade of Allah’.

People here take recourse to elaborate and extravagant weddings. They take out a huge amount of loan just for taking part in things that are prohibited, even if they don’t have enough resources for organizing such a big wedding. For the sake of pleasing their relatives and other people, and for what people are going to say, they put themselves in a situation that creates a problem for them in the future. Like we see, people have created different sessions of marriage like Henna night, Reception, solemnization and so on and every session has its own traditions (not defined anywhere). For example, if we consider “Mehandiraat” (the day before reception), a lot of money is wasted that night. People gather along with the singers and dancers and start doing things that are inappropriate.

We are responsible for bringing up these problems to ourselves. It is evident from the fights and arguments that occur during the time of wedding, that the Shayateen are prominent in our practices. One relative turns against another, over petty issues, leading to conflicts.

Another problem which is a relatively more serious concern, and affects the future of the couple is “Wartaav” (a gift for the one who is getting married; usually money). If we dwell a little bit into the history of Wartaav, it was given to the people as a gift who were financially poor by their relatives or friends. This was a source of help for them. The intention behind giving money was only to help. It was a wonderful tradition which has turned into a burden and a curse for society. The people, who are invited to the wedding, feel obliged to pay. They just can’t go with their empty hands and pockets. And yes, their payment is noted by the recipient, so that when it comes to his turn of paying on the occasion of someone else’s wedding, they will return a similar amount or a little bit more than that, to somehow portray, superiority. And, this “Tit for Tat” relationship violates the importance of brotherhood and Nikkah which also a sometimes becomes the reason for some people to not attend a wedding- just because they couldn’t afford to present a significant amount of money or buy expensive gifts.

On the other hand, the newly married couple also suffers due to this gift exchanging ritual. They receive expensive gifts from others but there comes a time when they must return it back, one way or the other. This leads to financial distress which can become a cause of divorces today.

Apart from all this, there’s the obvious wastage of money and resources. A humungous amount of food is wasted in our weddings like it’s no big deal. A significant amount of money is exchanged between the two families in the form of gold and jewelry, which, again is unnecessary and immoral. Our Deen has given a way out for every situation and every problem in life. Islam demands a certain amount of money to be paid to the bride by the groom, called ‘Mahr’, in order to complete the Nikkah. Apart from this, there is no need for any more unnecessary customs which only bring more and more problems. People nowadays reduce the amount of Mahr as much as they can, and give more “gifts” and “presents” to the bride, so that in the future if need be, this will help their own selves. Mahr, cannot be used by the husband in any way and is solely the property of the bride.

Simplicity is beautiful and our Deen is the epitome of simplicity. We are the ones who make it complicated. Walima is a practice that is encouraged by Islam, and we should, if we can, oblige to it, and by keeping it simple, we can invite a whole lot of people in a way that benefits all. The relationship between a husband and his wife is supposed to be built on love and trust. By bringing in these evil traditions into practice, we are inviting Shaitaan to ruin this relationship and everything related to it.

Now is the time we need to open our eyes and look where we stand. Every citizen of Kashmir should work on this issue in order to save themselves from a big heartache. We should not care what others do because one person makes a huge difference. Just think about the time of Prophet(PBUH). Only a few people accepted Islam that time and today the second largest population of the world is that of Muslims. We just have to make a start and be positive about our efforts, and leave all the rest to Allah.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses sydney | bridesmaid dresses melbourne


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