This simple and elegant lal paad saree with jamdani pallu is one of the “hand me down” sarees from my mother. after her retirement she gave me a lot of her cotton and chanderi sarees. now i’m eyeing on the more festive ones she has in her wardrobe. greedy me!!! so this saree was lying with me for sometime and i had been wanting to wear it the traditional bengali way. my bengali neighbor and good friend paramita sarkar also didn’t know the bengali drape and didn’t even have the big red bindi. so i specially bought pack of bindis in all possible colours and sizes and i was desperate to wear this saree. with the help of a youtube tutorial i learned the bengali drape and adorned myself with a big red bindi and hyderabadi coral pearls. since i didn’t have the authentic red and white bangles i wore my punjabi wedding chuda and hung a broken earring with the pallu to achieve a look as close to the authentic. this also coincided with the #weavesofbengal & #sareesofbengalweek. so with this i officially join the #weavesofbengalweek and start with #7sareesinseptember. #sareesemiology#sareesofinstagram#sareelove#sareenotsorry#sareestyle#bengalisaree#lalpaad#coralpearl#chooda#sotd
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Software review: @tallowandsteel , maya aftershave. so i thought i would do something different for my wednesday review, an aftershave review. i have searched high and low for an aftershave product that doesn’t burn my face off because the alcohol content is extremely high or has a face numbing menthol hit which burns in a different way. whilst also looking for an aftershave which you can actually post overseas without a shipping time of 2months!!😒 most importantly i have been on the search for an aftershave which works on my skin. i’m pleased to say i have found one! the ingredients in this aftershave by @tallowandsteel are all organic which is great and the splash straight after a shave is soothing and calming. it does contain a small amount of alcohol but only if the shave was terrible can you really feel it. something which i have enjoyed immensely is the countless ingredients which aid in skin healing. just on performance alone this aftershave is worth having in the den. i would certainly recommend it to anyone. the scent for maya is a strange one, out of the bottle it smells like a spiced coke cola mix, however once splashed on the face a massive release or cardamom hits you right between the eyes and slowly drys down into a sweet spicy composition. to my nose the citrus fruits, cocoa and tobacco are only present on the dry down, whilst still intermingled with sweet, spices. all this being said the initial hit is very much a massive punch of unadulterated spice. i look forward to gathering all of @tallowandsteel scent options in the future. as this seems to be one that works brilliantly for me and is accessible. something i have realised whilst searching for a brilliant aftershave you can ship internationally is that sadly there is a very limited selection! something for other brands to think about, maybe?
Today's saint - st. januarius, pray for us!
st. januarius was born in italy and was bishop of benevento during the emperor diocletian persecution. bishop januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. he was then also imprisoned along with his deacon and lector. they were thrown to the wild beasts, but when the animals did not attack them, they were beheaded. what is believed to be januarius' blood is kept in naples, as a relic. it liquifies and bubbles when exposed in the cathedral. scientists have not been able to explain this miracle to date. st. januarius lived and died around 305 a.d. and his feast day is september 19th. #catholic#sotd#saintoftheday#catholicfaith#church#saint#catholicfaith#todayssaint#romancatholic#catholicsaints#catholicsaint