How have you all been? Are you guys geared up for the most fun-filled and colorful festival of the year? Not yet? Well then it’s time that you think about your Holi avatar for 2017.
Wearing your old whites to the Holi parties are passe. The scenario has now changed,you need to look really stylish and sexy, knowing that you’re inevitably gonna get drenched. While whites bring in the fun element of the festival you can pair them up with any other bright color to make it pop!
So first I would actually suggest you all to take a look at your closet since there lies thy treasure! More importantly they are gonna get messed up anyway so there’s no point in buying expensive outfits for this festival! Phew..some bucks saved 😉
In your wardrobe- Do you find a white kurti/spaghetti/t-shirt/blouse…yes? Next up- Stylish bottoms.. It could be a printed cotton skirt, hot pants, old ripped jeans, harems or even your patialas that you aren’t wearing anymore.
The idea is to pair up your clothes in the most stylish manner. So if you have a sexy halter neck blouse you can wear it with a printed skirt and add a pretty dupatta to it. If you’re planning to wear a kurti you can make it look stunning with palazzo and chunky oxidized jewelry. A white spaghetti and ripped jeans/hot pants are evergreen Holi trends which will never let you down. You can add a cool stole or a bandana. If you are planning to go to a pool party then a sarong with an off shoulder top/crop top would be an absolute hit! Well, I do have a very different yet desi look for you ladies. So do want to look absolutely sizzling this holi?
Doesn’t it look out of the box? This is a plain white chiffon sari with digital print borders and a multi colored printed one sleeve blouse. I styled the sari creatively using a belt and keeping it neatly pleated all over. You can get such a sari stitched yourself and it’s sure to turn heads at your holi bash. However, this was a phoolon ki Holi and hence, I could afford to carry such a crisp look. But in reality we all know how chaotic and messy it can get, so better go for something really comfortable yet in vogue!
Short kurti with hot pants/palazzo/printed long skirt (click on it to buy)
You can wear this classy white shirt with shorts/hot pants/ripped jeans which is an all time hit! You can wear a contrasting inner to make it pop.
So, hope by now you have decided on what you’re going to wear this Holi.
Let’s get to some pre & post Holi skincare tips:
10 Tips to Remember Before Holi:
- Apply a generous amount of coconut or mustard oil on the face, ears, neck, arms and legs. Doing this an hour before will make it easy to wash off colour. Cold creams also help by forming a thick, protective layer on the skin.
- If you have a sensitive scalp, rub a bit of lemon juice on. This will prevent Holi colours from irritating it.
- Wearing long sleeved shirts and covering your legs minimizes exposure to gulal.
- If it is going to be a bright, sunny day, you increase your chances of getting tanned. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF. This will protect yourself from the sun as well as the colours.
- Apply sunscreen around the eyes too.
- Drink lots of water before stepping out and also after you are done with the festivities. Chemicals in the colours can dehydrate the skin.
- Pay attention to areas like your fingernails and the back of the neck. Applying oil or petroleum jelly helps to keep stains off.
- Rub olive oil on cuticles too.
- Warm up a little bit of petroleum jelly and rub onto teeth to ward of colour stains.
- Don’t wax or thread your face, arms or legs for 2-3 days before Holi.
- If possible, try to cover your hair wearing scarfs, bandanas in a stylish way to avoid damage to you scalp.
Makeup Protects Skin too from Holi Colours
- Using make up is a good way to reduce irritation by colours, whether in powder form or mixed with water.
- Sunscreen is a must.
- Apply a neutral coloured lipstick to protect lips from staining.
- Nude eye shadow and a touch of blush will keep your face looking natural.
- Trim toe and finger nails and use bright nail polish so that they are protected from toxic colours.
How to Remove Holi Colour from Skin After Holi Celebrations
This is the time your skin needs a bit of TLC. Here’s how.
- Add 2 tbsp. of lemon juice to a bowl of curd and apply on the areas with colour. Then, take a bath with normal or lukewarm water to take the colour off.
- Alternatively, mix besan, almond oil and malai (milk cream) with rose water. Mix the ingredients till they become a thick paste and apply on the coloured areas. Let it dry and then rub off. Take a bath with mild soap if necessary. Put some cotton pads soaked in rose water or cucumber on eyes and rest.
- Mashed, ripe papaya applied to the face removes colour effectively.
- Make a paste with a few rose petals, malai and honey for the lips. This treatment will take the color off and give you full, red lips.
Hope you have a fabulous time with this colorful festival!