Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thoughtful Thursdays

  • Happy Independence Day India! 

So as yall may know, I am a proud Indian and yesterday was India's 66th Independence Day.  Therefore, if yall did the math correctly and came up with 1947, you are correct!  India achieved her independence from British rule and finally became a sovereign nation.

Brief history sesh::
The British East India Company gained control over internal affairs of India.  The spirit of nationalism started mid 19th century.  It became strengthened by the formation of the Indian National Congress in 1885.  The authoritative and indifferent attitude of the British towards the Indian sentiments led to a national movement gaining drive.  National leaders, like Mahatma Gandhi, fought for political and administrative rights of the people.  The British were ruthless in handling with those who fought for rights of the IndiansBy 1920s the national movement had become very aggressive. Mahatma Gandhi began several movements against the British. The Non-cooperation Movement, followed by the Civil Disobedience Movement. It was hoped that the British would leave India after the Second World War, but the British did not give in Then Mahatma Gandhi began the “Quit India Movement” in 1942. The British eventually realized that they had to leave India for good.India is a now a sovereign republic and is a force to reckon with in world politics. It is the largest democracy in the world. It has retained its secular identity despite communal flare-ups.  Eventually, the British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act, which led to the formation of India.
To read more::

DID YOU KNOW?! Facts about India::

  • India is only about 1/3 the size of USA, YET it is the SECOND most populous country in the world!!
  • Many Indian wives will never say their husband's name aloud, as it is a sign of disrespect; instead, they will use "ji" or other pet names
  • India is the largest democracy in the world
  • The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a HUGE Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years.  In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world's BIGGEST gathering! So if your wanting to travel to India, make sure to witness this festival!

Here is my favorite version of the Indian National Anthem taken from the movie, Khabi Khushi, Khabie Gham:

Happy Birthday India! God Bless Everyone! 
Remember not to forget thy Golden Rule::

ps, much love and don't forget to =) on this joyous day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

OOTD:: HOW TO-- Mixed Prints

Floral and Polka Dots

So I was at a flea market the other day trying to find some vintage things to put in my apartment when I came across this huge frame.  Because of my countless hours on Pinterest, ideas came rushing through my head about what to do with this frame. Since I'm still not yet home, I obviously couldn't do much with it so I put it aside only to realize it is great for photo booth  pictures! If you ever want to try something fun and creative with your pictures, simply get an empty frame and snap away! =)
Onto the outfit of the day, mixing prints can be one of two things:: dangerous or playful. 
I mixed floral and polka dots to give a fun and flirty statement.  The flowy skirt helped bring in its playfulness while floral is always a classy, timeless look.

 Heres some dos and don'ts of mixing prints::
  • when in doubt, choose a neutral base 
  • mix loose and fitted prints
  • pick colors in complementary fmailies
  • use same prints in different scales
  • mix neons with prints
  • be sloppy with fitting 
  • pile on too many trends at once
  • mix animal prints in same colors
  • add too much accessories to your style when already having a lot go on by mixing prints
  • fear clashing
Here's how celebrities mix prints::

How daring are you today?
ps, don't forget to =) !

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mani Monday:: Magnetized

Magnetic Nail Polish

Today's nail art is one my sister found at a local drugstore.  It is called magnetic nail polishes.  It can get confusing so you may want someone else to help you.  It is a simple process and completely different than anyone else!

First, you want to remove any other color off your nails.  You may also file and cut your nails now as well.  Now, paint your nails with the desired color.  Start off with one finger at first for practice.  Next, use the top of the cap where the magnet is and slowly move in the direction you want the magnet to go; I went from bottom straight up.  
If you mess up or don't like one of the looks, you can simply take nail remover and start all over.  TIP!! You want to do the magnet effect as soon as your done, while the polish is still wet so it works.
Down below are some other colors you may like.

This design is one that looks like it took a while to do and not so common.  Wow your friends with it!  
ps, don't forget to =) when showing off your nails! 
Happy Monday!