Blog 33: Final shopping bag checklist before Puja
Posted on September 16 2017
Just few more days & the long awaited festive will announce its grand beginning. All the preparations for welcoming Devi Durga with her family are in their final stage now & hopefully your preparations are about to complete too. By now your Puja shopping must be almost done but still there is a slight gap to underline it as “over”. There is so much to shop & arrange before Puja that forgetting a few things is only common.
In order to make sure that you are not missing out anything from your shopping bag, we have come up with this shopping bag checklist for Puja. Go through it to find if you are missing out something vital for which you will have to rush to the store at the last moment or compromise with your puja plans.
Forgetting to shop the clothes to wear on Puja days is a rare thing. So, we take it for sure that you have already shopped the saris, dresses, western wears or salwar suits that you plan to wear during Puja. However, forgetting to buy sufficient safety pins that are a must to keep your sari or other dresses right in place is common. So, make sure that you do not miss out on these tiny essentials.
If you are planning to wear sari during Puja, even for only one day, it is important to have the right blouse to be paired with it. Even a beautiful sari is sure to lose its true appeal if not paired with the right blouse. Instead of opting for the normal blouses, pick a designer blouse this time, to get that special look.
Only the clothes do not ‘fulfill’ a look. The right accessories play a vital role to give your dresses ‘the complete’ appearance. Starting from the right jewelries, designer bindis, to the proper shoe, purse, hair accessories, everything together completes a look. So, check out if you have missed to shop any of the following,
You need proper jewelries to pair with each of your Puja attire to get the special look. Check out if you have shopped the right jewelries for each of the outfits that you plan to wear during Puja. You can pair heavy metal or stone studded jewelries with ethnics as well as indo western wears. Hence, investing in these is a good option. Along with earrings & necklaces, also do not forget to pick stylish bangles to pair. For saris, a designer broche is a must addition which can take your total look to the next level.
High heels, be it stilettoes, pumps, wedges or kitten heels are a must in the wardrobe of every lady. They add not only height to a woman but also a dash of confidence in her walk. However, along with high heels, a pair of flats should also be there in your shopping bag, which you should put on while going out on pandal hopping. Stylish sneakers are also in trend now & you can easily pair them up with your western or even indo-western wears to look out of the box & also for the best comfort.
A lady can never leave her home without her ‘vanity bag – the purse’. A nice purse can certainly give your dress up a complete look. Leather or PU purses with defined lines can add elegance to your total appearance. Gorgeous botuas of the earlier times are also making a comeback. These botuas can be nicely paired with saris as well as indo-western dresses to add a difference.
Hair accessories never go out of fashion, they only change in style & pattern. Stone studded hair accessories are getting popular day by day. So, do not forget to buy the right hair accessories to be paired with your puja dresses. Clips, bobby pins & rubber bands are also a must to be included in your shopping bag.
Makeup & nail paints
To get a perfect look, a proper touch of makeup is essential. You need not to take a heavy makeup all the time, but even a light dose of it can make all the difference. Check out if you have collected all the makeup essentials like the concealer, foundation, eye makeup & lip colors that you will surely need to complete your Puja look. Highlighters & bronzers are also important for facial contouring. Also do not forget to include a white kajal pencil in the list, we will tell you the secret of it in the “Makeup tips for Puja“ article.
To make sure that your hands look attractive you can easily opt for nail art. If you think it is too cumbersome, you can at least spend in some good quality nail paints in colors that will go well with the dresses that you have picked for the puja.
Your shopping for Puja cannot be complete without the right perfume. A perfume not only makes you smell nice but also adds a lot to your overall presence & personality. Pick a perfume with a refreshing or woody smell according to your choice, to match with the essence of the festive season.
For every married Bengali woman, Alta-Sindur holds a special place. Even if you do not use them much on a daily basis, they are an essential buy for the Puja because they make an inseparable part of the devi boron & sindur khela rituals that every Bengali boasts of. However, do not make the mistake of buying just any alta-sindur that is mostly filled with chemicals. Buy our natural alta-sindur made with floral colors & pigments which is 100% safe for your skin & hair. Our herbal sindur is now available in three shades, red, maroon & magenta. So, pick according to your choice & make your own style statement.
Products for Puja special skin & hair care
It is the time when you need to stock on your Puja-time special skin & hair care products so that you have them at hand when you will need them. Pick the Gold, Pearl or Chocolate envie facial from our range according to your skin needs to get that special Puja glow. For adding instant luster to your locks during puja, stock the Aromatic spa conditioning hair serum if you have not already done that.