I was so inspired by @boomnailsldn (as always) and I couldn’t help but recreate their gorgeous mani! It was inspired by the super talented @jobutcherart! Thanks for all of the inspiration ladies!
@shopncla’s Carrot and Call My Agent @sinfulcolors_official Hazard and Boogie Nights @sally_hansen Seasational
@heroine.nyc White Noise!
@elliejmaui midi rings
“Right from the start I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She was the most erotic thing I’d ever seen. The air was suddenly filled with banana leaves. We started talking and my head started to spin. Cupid’s arrow had whistled past my ears before, but this time it hit me in the heart and the weight of it dragged me overboard…She had a smile that could light up a street full of people and was extremely lively, had a kind of voluptuousness—a Rodin sculpture come to life.”
Celebrating the Solar New Year in different regions of India
Puthandu -Tamil New Year
On the eve of Puthandu, a tray arranged with three fruits (mango, banana, jack fruit), betel leaves, areca nut, gold/silver jewelry, coins/money, flowers and a mirror is prepared. This is to be viewed upon waking in the morning of a new day, which is marked with a feast in Tamil homes, whose entrances are decorated elaborately with kolams. This day is celebrated by some communities with neem flowers and raw mangoes to symbolize growth and prosperity.
Vishu/Bisu - Malayalam New Year
Considered a festival of light and fireworks, decorating lights and bursting of firecrackers (Vishupadakkam) is part of the celebration. Other elements of Vishu include buying of new clothes for the occasion, giving money (Vishukkaineetam), and the Vishu feast, or Sadya, which consist of equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items. The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, which literally means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles intended to signify prosperity, including rice, fruits and vegetables, betel leaves, areca nut, mirror, yellow flowers called konna, holy texts and coins, all arranged around Lord Krishna, in an ambience lit by nilavilakku or thookkuvilakku (traditional oil lamps), usually in the prayer room of the house.
Pohela/Poila Boishakh - Bengali New Year
The day is marked with singing, processions, and fairs. Traditionally, businesses start this day with a new ledger. In Kolkata, Poila Boishakh (and the entire month of Boishakh) is considered to be an auspicious time for marriages. These days people wear new clothes. Poila Boishakh is the day for cultural programmes. Prayers are offered for the well-being and prosperity of the family.
Pana Sankranti - Odia New Year
On this particular day, a small pot filled with bela pana, or a sweet drink of sugar and water, is hung on a tulsi tree. A hole at the bottom of the pot allows the liquid to fall from the pot, representing rain. Horse gram chhatua, along with bananas and curd, is consumed after being offered to the tulsi tree (representing Goddess Tulsi) . Other special offerings are made to shaligrams, lingas, Lord Hanuman and other deities.
Bohag Bihu/Rongali Bihu/Haat Bihu is a festival celebrated in the state of Assam and north eastern India, and marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year. It unites the population of Assam regardless of their religions or backgrounds and promotes the celebration of diversity.