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Post Diwali Skin Care by Afashionholic

Hey Polo’s Poppins!!

This is the third and last post of my collaboration that was announced on 1st November.

Show some love to Ankana Roy who got you sorted with some post Diwali skincare .

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Amidst all the fun and joy of Diwali, we often tend to forget to take care of our skin. But now that Diwali has already gone, we can’t possibly forget about what it has left behind- the polluted air! In case you haven’t taken any precautionary measures, I’m here to tell you all about post Diwali skincare that I personally abide by.

HYDRATION

If your aim is to have a skin that is healthy inside-out, the most important step is drinking enough water. Water helps to flush the toxins out of the body and eventually detoxifies the body and makes the skin healthy.

CALORIE INTAKE

All the Diwali snacks and sweets tend to increase the calorie intake of the body. You need to cut down on the calories in order to prevent breakouts and clogged pores. Go for salads, citrus fruits and sprouts.

EXFOLIATION

Wearing a full face of makeup and not properly removing it can also lead to breakouts and clogged pores. In this case, exfoliation is a must as it helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and lets the fresh skin breathe.

MOISTURIZE

To make sure that the skin doesn’t end up extremely dry or oily, moisturizing it regularly is very important. It hydrates the skin and creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day long.

SUN PROTECTION

Protecting your skin from the harmful sun rays while going outdoors is a must. Also, if you are already a bit tanned because of an unhealthy lifestyle, the application of a sunscreen will prevent more melanin production.

So that’s it for today. I hope all these detoxification tips help you guys out post Diwali. Also, this is a more generalized skincare routine and if you guys want something more specific, do let me know by commenting down below or you can find me on Instagram @roy.ankana

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See you soon, bye. 🙂

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Trend Alert -Not So Desi Outfit Ideas for Diwali✨

Aloha Polo’s Poppins!

Diwali is around the corner and we all are looking for that perfect outfit to rock all our Diwali parties.

Diwali or any festivity requires some ethnic touch however not everyone is comfortable to carry heavy sarees, salwar suits or lehenga.

I came up with three different outfit ideas which are not so desi however apt for the festivity.

Also this post is for all those girls who can create that special outfit with mixing and matching whatever pieces they have in their wardrobe.

So let’s jump into the actual post!

Outfit 1

I call this outfit as bohemian Chic!

Location Courtesy:My beautiful apartment

So I paired this sky blue printed maxi skirt with slit with an off white patch pocket shirt. I added that beaded neckpiece for some extra oomph. This is perfect for Diwali hangout with friends. Silver belly to go with the outfit.

Skirt: Ajio

Shirt: Ajio

Belly: Ajio

Neckpiece: Amazon

Outfit 2

This is a indi casual look.

Location Courtesy: Lalbagh Botanical Garden

I have created an all black look and added this pink printed shrug with slit sleeve and pink junk neck pieces to break the monotony. The pompom chappal to add some chicness .This is apt for those girls who has tons of jeans and spaghettis and don’t want to invest much on desi attire.

Jeans: Recap from Central

Sphagetti: H&M

Shrug: Ajio

Neckpiece: Local Rajasthani Shop

Chappals: Commercial Street, Bangalore

Outfit 3

I call this festive glam.

Location Courtesy: Lalbagh Botanical Garden

I paired this flared beige palazzo with golden buti with golden jacket top. You can team up either a heavy Banarasi Dupatta or a gota work heavy chiffon dupatta. I accessorised it with a heavy neckpiece and a pompoms chappal.This is ideal for that diwali party which will make it stand out from the crowd .

Palazzo: Global Desi

Top: Fabindia

Banarasi Dupatta: South Indian Shopping Mall

Chiffon Dupatta: From a salwar suit piece

Neck Piece: Ivory Tag from Central

Chappals: Commercial Street, Bangalore

That’s it!

Please let me know which outfit did you like the most.

Have a safe Diwali.

Disclaimer:

All the products shown here are bought by myself for my personal use.None of the links are affiliated and used for information purpose.

Signing off!

XOXO

Polo♥️

Bangalore-blogger, beauty, collaboration, guest post, indian-blogger, lifestyle, skin care

Pre Diwali Skin Care by Prettyoatsgirl🧖✨

Hey Polo’s Poppins!!

This is the first blog of my collaboration that was announced last evening!

Please show some love to Pretryoatsgirl

Pre Diwali Skincare: Ways to take care of your Skin

India is a country of vast colors and celebrations, Diwali, being one of them, is just around the corner! It is a festival of golden and pretty lights, sparkling firecrackers and it spreads the message goodness. But a wonderful and fun night of Diwali can surely tire your skin out, if you do not prepare for it. With all he brightness and sparkles, Diwali also comes with a lot of smoke and pollution, and, ladies! It is enough to break the protection barrier of your skin! But my friends, there is a way:

A week before Diwali: Things to do for your skin:

As you prepare for the festival, start with your skin too. Not only it will save your skin from all the smoke and dirt, but it will protect it for a very long time! (I am serious, skincare is magic)

1. Hydrate your Skin

The most common way of ensuring the good health of your skin is to keep yourself hydrated. Dehydrated skin is a doorway to all the skin issues. Start by drinking adequate amount of water. Your skin will become softer and healthier. You’ll also notice a decrease in breakouts.

2. Cleanse and Exfoliate

Do not let your skin carry the dirt and excess oil, cleansing your skin daily and exfoliating twice a week will save your skin from all the dirt and pollution and provide a clearer and smoother surface. Always opt for a mild and soothing face scrub, it will get rid of the dirt without hurting your precious and sensitive pores!

3. Antioxidants

Antioxidants fight and prevent the skin from acne, germs, pigmentation, premature ageing and what not! Basically, they are little skincare magic potions. They maintain the skin and have anti inflammatory properties. Indulge in food and skincare products that are rich in anti oxidants. Vitamin C and Tea Tree are the trending anti oxidants in the skincare industry. Sheet masks, face packs and serums rich in Vitamin C can do wonders for your skin. Smear your skin with tangy orange and lemon face packs, you will also get a Diwali ready brightness as vitamin C brightens the skin too! It is a Win-win! Tea tree oil fights bacteria and gives an overall germ protection. If you have acne, tea tree oil can save your skin from all the swelling, redness and pain.

However, these two anti oxidants can be strong for sensitive skin. If you decide to use vitamin C serum and tea tree oil directly on your skin, make sure you dilute them. You can also go for sheet masks rich in these two ingredients, they are soft, light and soothing.

4. Moisturizing everyday

Moisturizing is an essential part of a skincare routine. Always use a soft moisturizer right after cleansing and exfoliating no matter what your skin type is. A nice massage will also improve your blood circulation, making your skin healthy and radiant. Moisturizing helps keep the dryness and dehydration at bay. If you have an oily skin, always go for a water or gel based moisturizer, as it will not clog your pores.

These steps can ensure your skin a good health. A good skincare will rebuild the torn, dry and dead skin making it firmer and stronger, preventing it from further damage. Make sure you show love to your skin before you step out this Diwali.

I thank Poulomi for presenting this opportunity to come up with this post. You can see more of my skincare secrets and me

You can see more of my skincare secrets and me here 👇

http://www.prettyoats.com

You can reach me here👇

https://instagram.com/prettyoatsgirl

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How To Do Diwali With Bongs!!!

Hey Polo’s Poppins!

I am sure all my Indian readers must be busy in preparation for Diwali celebration.

To make it more festive, I am super excited to announce my first ever collaboration with prettyoatsgirl and afashionholic

We are going to present interesting Diwali themed content.

A giveaway is lined up too.

Stay tuned!

Wish you all a very happy Diwali in advance!

Signing off!

XOXO

Polo❤️

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Blogger Recognition Award!!!!

Hello Polo’s Poppins!!!

How are you all doing???

I am really excited to share with you that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!!!!

This is my first ever nomination and I am feeling super honoured.

I can’t thank super talented Kaya enough for nominating me.

Check out her blog https://lifestyleadventurebeauty.wordpress.com/about/ to read some amazing staffs.

How did I start my blog

I am always been an avid YouTube watcher and intregued by the whole blogging world and always advised to start my own however never gotten into one untill one fine day when I was little frustrated with my job and took a sudden leave.

I started exploring lazy afternoon on how to start blogging and “Blogitwithpolo” happened.

I am interested in almost anything and everything. Jack of all traits and master of _____,well that the time will say however o really love fashion,make-up,cooking ,travel and what not. Hence thought of coming up with a lifestyle blog where I can share whatever I love with my readers to give them a all sneak to peek to Polo’s World.

Two pieces of advice to new bloggers

I am not sure if I am experienced enough to give advice, however I would like to share two thumb rules with all my fellow new bloggers or whoever is planning to start this interesting journey.

#1

Choose the subject of your blog related to something that you love and passionate about. Your readers are your friends and the way you treat your friends and share stories,you should also present your posts in same way. Blog should reflect your personality and the person that you are.

#2

Be very consistent and try to connect to your readers and blogging community by commenting on their posts and replying to their comments. Seek suggestion from experienced bloggers and continuously improvise yourself. Think that it is a creative world and there is no right or wrong.

Now it is time to nominate my absolute favorite 15 bloggers for the Bloggers Recognition Award.

https://iblissmakeup.wordpress.com

https://prettyoats.com

http://www.afashionholic.wordpress.com

https://dialifestyle.co

https://blingnbangs.wordpress.com

https://thatleogirlblog.com

https://aprilgonz.com

https://aleeyaazimulla.com

https://perkystories.wordpress.com

https://everydayalwayssite.wordpress.com

https://thecurvyaltgirl.com

https://theglitterebel.wordpress.com

https://glowwithnishi.wordpress.com

https://ellieslittleworldxox.wordpress.com

https://weareglamerus.com

Here are the Award Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award

3. Give a brief story of how your blog got started

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers

5. Select 15 other bloggers to nominate

6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and provide a link to your post.

Go and take part!

Signing off!

XOXO

Polo❤️

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🎃Spooky Movies to Watch Before this Halloween!!🎃

Hey Polo’s Poppins!

It is October and I am sure most of you are gearing up for the Halloween Party and celebration!!!

Being a horror genre cinephile, I am going to recommend the movies that you must watch before the Halloween to set the spookiness or you also can watch this during the Halloween party night.

Let’s begin in no particular order!

1.Orphan:

https://youtu.be/WgxVIB2WuHU

It is the best psychological horror according to me till date.
Orphan, 2009,directed by @jcolletserra,revolved around a couple with 2 children adopting a 9 year old girl Esther and her suspicious behaviour which turned into an evil game of mayhem and murder.The movie is spine chilling and horrific with it’s story plot and acting specially by the protagonist Esther played by @isabellefur.
If you dig into horror genre,then this is a must watch and made into my list.

2.The Conjuring:

https://youtu.be/k10ETZ41q5o

Being a horror movie fascinator,I had to pick The Conjuring as one of my favorite films.This movie is about a family who moved to a haunted house and about the paranormal activists Ed and Lorraine who helped the mother to save her children from the haunting. Allthough the story line is not that great,however the depiction and some scenes will really give you good bumps. You can watch this movie with same excitement and suspense over and over and hence made it to my list.

However I recommend you to watch all the sequels as well as Anabelle and Anabelle- Recreation which will help you to understand the entire story line much better.

3.Hide and Seek:

https://youtu.be/mgmjpk-mv2s

The movie revolves around a little girl and his widower father who is trying to come to regular life after his wife committed suicide untill his daughter developed friendship with an imaginary friend.The movie is an awesome thriller and the climax is such a twist.A must watch for horror movie freaks.

4.Halloween:

https://youtu.be/xHuOtLTQ_1

How can Halloween be celebrated with this cult movie!

Although there are quite a lot of versions of this one however I always found the original was intrigued.

A young boy who murdered his sister escaped from the mental assylum after 15 years to spread the haunting on Halloween night.

5.Don’t Breathe:

https://youtu.be/76yBTNDB6vU

If you want to be safe,don’t breathe. Don’t underestimate the power of an old blind man. This movie is a perfect example of apparently old and feeble person being the terror. I gurantee you that you will stop breathing at least once during the course of the movie.

6. Exorcism of Emily Rose:

https://youtu.be/3XrH3AvxfpQ

If you are hardcore fan of possession and exorcism,this is the movie to go for. It is based on a true event where Emily was dead during her exorcism by a well known priest who was alleged for her homecide as no one believed in demonic possession. However the prosecutor was convinced about the fact and truth was revealed.The events of exorcism and the super natural scenes were really commendable.

7.Drag Me to Hell:

https://youtu.be/PPOaxHqoYxo

This movie is a great lesson that don’t mess with any old lady. It is one of the horrific movies that I have seen. When a young loan officer refused an old lady to approve loan,her life became hell due to the lady’s demonic curse.

8.Insidious:

https://youtu.be/zuZnRUcoWos

Beside the Conjuring series,it is another of James Wan’s horror treat to his audience and my absolute favorite series where a family moved to a new house. Little do they know that after the man went to coma due to an accident,his spirit was freely moving into the further(different plane) and taking advantage of the empty body,a malevolent spirit trapped it and the series of spooky events started taking place.

I would suggest you all to watch all the series though I loved the first and second chapter the most.

9.Lights Out:

https://youtu.be/bnBWYvaDWKA

I am sure all of you watched the short film where if you will switch off the light,it commands the demon to come.

Well after the short film became so popular on YouTube,they finally made a full fledged horror movie with the same concept where an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.

10.The Good Son:

https://youtu.be/pP4P-VgcM4s
It is about a psychopathic kid terrorizing his cousin who tries incredibly hard to convince his family that how cousin is psychotic and evil. He continually tries to stop the evil boy from getting worse, only to have th boy make him look worse at every turn.

Some add ons:

1. The Rite

2. The Sixth Sense

3. Jessable

4. A Tale of two sisters

5. The Orphanage

6. The Others

7. The Awakening

8. The Ring

9. The Possession

10. Rosemary’s Baby

11. The Omen.

Watch all these movies to have spookier Halloween!!!

Signing off!

XOXO

Polo❤️

Bangalore-blogger, fashion, life, lifestyle

Subho Bijoya!!!🙏

Hey Polo’s Poppins!

Wish you all my Indian readers a very “Happy Dusshera” and bong readers “Subho Bijoya”.

And for all other lovely readers I am going to tell you what thia is all about in today’s post.

Well DurgaPuja is one of the biggest festival that we bengalis celebrate all over the world.

It starts with the beginning of “Devipaksha” ,Mahalaya that occurs on an Amavasya, the last day of the dark fortnight (Krishnapaksha) in the month of Ashvin, according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Devipaksha begins the next day heralding the ten-day festival of Durga Puja.

Mahalaya is the day when we offer water and food to our ancestors by ritual called “Tarpan”.

“Devipaksha” is the day when it was mythologically believed that all the supreme power created Devi Durga to fight against the Demon, Mahisasura.

She descends to the material world to shower her blessings and it is all about winning upon the evils that is there in and out.

This festival lasts for 5 days.

DurgaPuja brings the festivity in air. During Autumn,the blue sky with white cottony clouds floating on it,the air turns to get chilly (Not anymore, blame the global climate change)and of course the white Kans Flowers that act aa messanger of autumn on the Eastern part of the sub-coninent.

For me DurgaPuja is all about getting ready in the best ethnic attires,eating food,meeting friends and family and spending a fantastic time.

I am sharing some picture of how I decked up this DurgaPuja.

Kurti: Morpankh by Central

Legging: Morpankh by Central

Footwear: Inc 5

Kurti: Stiched

Cropped Pencil Pant: Local Store

Banarasi Dupatta: Hyderabad

Saree: Handloom saree from a local Boutique,Veda’s

Saree: A Cotton Silk Saree from South Indian Shopping Mall

Saree:Cotton Ikkat from South Indian Shopping Mall

Jewellery:Insta Store( Sanandascraft)

Kurti:Stiched

The last day is called “DASHAMI” which is the 10th day after Mahalaya and it is the day when we send off Durga to her abode.

The women typically clad in Red and White saree and put vermillion on each other to share joy and happiness.

We wish everyone “Subho Bijoya”, by giving sweets and sharing warmth with each other.

Saree:Handloom saree from local boutique ,Veda’s.

Let me know how did you like all my looks.

Please excuse the photo quality.

Signing off!

XOXO

Polo❤️