Get ready for Eid- A Lifestyle Blogger’s 6-Step Style Tips
Eid al-Adha will be celebrated around the world on the 31st of July and in India on the 1st of August. And, since it is the second major Islamic festival after Eid al-Fitr, it is obvious I would want to get ready in my best avatar for Eid al-Adha since the Covid-19 lockdown proved a full-blown spoiler during Eid al-Fitr.
So without further ado, here are the best tips that will help you looking glowing and glamorous and put together.
1. Eid al- Adha Style Tips- Get That Tummy Tucked
You have just one day to get in shape and this day before Eid can be a rainy day, a busy day or a snowy day and you don’t want to workout. But then there is a fire in the belly, to look a stunner. Well, here’s a shortcut.
Get on a Zero Carbs diet the day before Eid. This will help you reduce a bloated stomach and will give you a beautiful tummy tuck.
Simple 1 minute Planks 3 times a day. Helps reduce bloating further.
Try this Smoothie as a substitute for dinner the night before Eid to completely get rid of bloating
Ingredients you’ll need:
- half a Banana
- half a cup of Almond milk
- I teaspoon Almond powder (approx 5 almonds)
- 1 teaspoon grated Ginger
- half a teaspoon of Cinnamon powder
Simply blend all the ingredients in a blender and your drink is ready. Drink this 30-45 minutes before going to bed.
Bananas have essential vitamins and minerals as well as fiber to help you stay full. Ginger and Cinnamon fire up the metabolism and also cuts off hunger pangs. Almond milk provides the much-needed protein!
One important aspect of Eid celebration has to be donning beautiful henna designs that capture the joyous mood. Girls are always on the lookout for easy mehndi designs and Eid special henna options, to experiment with, the evening before Eid.
n most Islamic countries Henna is reserved for celebrations of Eid, weddings, pregnancy, and birth. Henna parties usually hosted before Eid often include festive music and food. Designs at henna parties vary from lacy wines of India and Pakistan to the Arab floral designs to the bold African geometric pattern. I absolutely fell in love with these lovely Henna designs on this website.
Modern scientists discovered that henna is antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-hemorrhagic. The leaves and seeds of the plant possess medicinal properties. They both act as a cooling agent for the head and body. (Webmaster-pg 2)
3. Outfit Hacks
Once the clothes have been picked out, waste no time in checking over small details. Button missing…? Zipper smooth…? Fit perfect…? Now quicky iron them and hang them up. Doing this the night before helps you get everything ready while you’re still calm, and less likely to burn the clothes in a last-minute ironing rush!
4. Eid al- Adha Style Tips- Hair
A nice hairstyle looks great on any length and type of hair – short or long, straight or curly, thick and flexible or fine and wispy. With the right technique, you can create many gorgeous and versatile looks with your normal hair.
Let some of them be stylish and extravagant, and some simple and elegant. Here are some ideas of envy-worthy hairstyles that look like a million dollars but, get done in a jiffy. Look at these 5-minute hairstyles for the super busy mom. Also check out this post, on how you can keep your hair healthy and happy at all times.
5. Eid al- Adha Style tips- Makeup
I prefer a thorough cleansing and nourishing routine before applying any makeup. A Charcoal face mask does a wonderful job in drawing out dirt from the pores like a magnet, leaving skin squeaky clean. Spritz your face with your favorite toner thereafter or make your own fragrant DIY Rose petal toner.
Bring approximately, 100ml of water to a boil. Let it simmer on high flame for a minute. Turn off the stove and add red rose petals. Cover and leave for 15 minutes. The petals bleed their red color and fragrance is infused into the water. Strain into a spray bottle and use refrigerated for a whole week. Leaves skin nourished, glowing, and fragrant. If you are like me and love to use rosepetals in every other random thing; you’ll love this Rose Petal palooza
Talking of Makeup, I prefer a no-makeup, makeup look. I am no expert, but I love my job after the finish. This is what I usually do:
- Using a foundation that is closest to my skin tone givers a nice neutral base. After this, I always set my foundation with a powder base. Applying powder is crucial, otherwise your face slips into a Slip ‘n Slide plain and simple. The shade of the blusher and highlighter does matter. Since I have a reddish-yellow undertone, I tend to pick yellow-toned shades. My White friends look best in yellow/gold/or purple.
- Highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a little highlighter– This little act makes your eyes look bigger in an instant and makes them pop. Trust me, YOU WANT YOUR EYES TO POP!
- Use a brow powder to fill in your eyebrows and a clear mascara will set them and hold the powder. The brows will look the most natural with a clear mascara, without dark
Eid is all about fragrances. Uplifting, crisp, and refreshing. So, after you’re done choosing those statement-making sandals and shimmying into your Eid outfit, you might want to consider spritzing on a special, airy new floral scent to wear. Buy your favorite perfumes here at my Amazon Store.
Set the Eid Breakfast Table The Night Before
Setting bowls and plates, and utensils along with some nice balloons and fresh flowers set the festive tone. An Eid Banner over the table is a nice way to set the tone for the morning of Eid-ul-Adha. Prepping up the night before reduces the morning rush as you’re scrambling to get everything else ready.
It would be unfair to share style tips for Eid al-Adha without sharing a little about the background and significance of it.
Background and Significance of Eid al-Adha
The word Eid means celebration while Adha means offering. Eid al-Adha or Bakri-Eid is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham in biblical or Jewish text) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son. He obeyed and took Ismail (Ishmael in Biblical and Jewish text) to Mount Moriah. Just as he was to sacrifice his son, an angel appeared and stopped him. He gave him a Ram to sacrifice in place of his son.
These events are remembered and celebrated as Eid al-Adha by Muslims around the globe.
The End Of Hajj
The event also marks the end of Hajj. One of the five pillars of Islam, Haj is compulsory on all Muslims who are financially and physically capable of undertaking it, at least once in their lifetime. But this year, as the Corona Virus pandemic rages, only 10,000 pilgrims residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- a tiny fraction of the 2.5 million pilgrims who otherwise turnout every year have been allowed to attend.
This is all I have to share with you all about this beautiful festival of sacrifice and generosity. But before I close here’s a little about my blog and it’s importance for me in my life
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