From Being Enemies To Being Best Friends! Re-live The Brother-Sister Bond With Us This Raksha Bandhan

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Raksha Bandhan is not only a culture rich and traditional affair, but also a celebration of the very special brother-sister bond. From fighting for the TV remote to sharing all your secrets with each other, you both have come a long way and your transition from enemies to best friends has been enormous.

In an attempt to relive those moments and to add a fun twist to Rakhi, here’s presenting you 4 instances which each one of you might have found yourself in 🙂

 

 

 

Exclusive ATM

Because if you find yourself short of cash, you can always ask your brother for a few extra bucks. Be it for getting your best friend a gift or to get that much-coveted outfit, your brother is your Personal ATM who always has some money kept aside for you.

Shop rakhis: Silver Dumb-bell & Silver Muscular Bro

 

 

 

Very Dapper

He sure teases you for your beauty routines, but exactly how many times does he change his hairstyle before stepping out? Known as the cool dude who is always looking dapper, your brother is indeed the epitome of style.

Shop rakhis: Gold Big Yo & Silver Hero Bhai

 

 

 

Personal Chauffeur

No matter if you want to step out at night to celebrate a friend’s birthday or get back home from a late night party, your brother is always there. Of course he will act all pricey and bored but your safety comes first and he will never jeopardize that.

Shop rakhis: Gold MoustacheGold Super Bhai

 

 

 

Partner In Crime

Have had too much to drink? Your brother is your man in shining armour here. You just need to call him and the situation at home is all taken care off.

Shop rakhis: Silver Super Bro Badge & Gold Cursive Superbro

Relatable right? To celebrate this bond and to spoil your brother a little, you can shop for our compact Rakhi Gift Box here: http://www.pipabella.com/rakhigiftbox.html

 

What’s The Story Behind Our NSxPB Bags? Get All The Deets Here

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We have to admit, we acted like a bunch of enthu cutlets throughout the creation of these NSxPB bags. In collaboration with the makeup expert Namrata Soni herself, we fashioned a range of stylish yet extremely functional storage solutions. Since we often undergo the dilemma of carrying too much in a tote or carrying too little in a clutch; we decided to bridge this enormous gap. Fashionable enough to flaunt, this range of pretty pouches and handy clutches was designed keeping all this in mind.

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Namrata knew that the pastel colour scheme and florals are extremely popular which is why sequin flowers are predominant in this collection. A blast of bling is essential when we talk about glamour and so our Bridal Box was designed in the colour of gold. Likewise, we know the importance of neutrals too especially when it comes to accessories, something that could go with everything is what we had in mind when we designed our Magnolia and Raisin Black Convertible Clutches.

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Not only do they look good but they also come with multiple compartments to provide every kind of storage. From zipper sections to store your makeup, keys and credit cards to providing an attached mirror, these storage pouches are a complete solution to your on-the-go storage needs. Also, it was a nod from the makeup connoisseur Namrata herself.

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And finally, we are giving you a sneak-peek of the amount of makeup and jewellery you can hoard in these pouches 😀

Excited much? So are we. Get grabbing them all here: http://www.pipabella.com/nsxpb

Looking Like A Frizz Queen Lately? Know How To Tame Your Hair Effortlessly This Monsoon!

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Though we all love the monsoon and wait eagerly to get drenched in it, what follows is a series of hair woes. Humidity combined with the rain water either leads to incessant hair fall or tenacious frizz. Though we cannot really stop the monsoon what we can definitely do is embrace some lifesaving hair hacks. Simple everyday measures can save a lot of damage that rain does to our hair and no, it is not time-consuming at all. Don’t believe us? Know more here:

 

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Wash Off Rain Water

Never let rain water stay in your hair for long. Letting the water stay can lead to excessive tugging and itching when you comb. Even when you get drenched, it is advisable to take a shower immediately so that all the rain water is washed off and minimal harm is done to your hair. Use a mild shampoo to untug all the knots first and then wash your hair gently.

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Dry Your Hair Well

Just washing your hair won’t help as you will need to dry it well too. Damp hair and humidity result in many unwanted menaces and you sure don’t want to give rise to any. Even when you are on-the-go, always carry a soft towel with you so that you can dry your hair just in case.

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Use An Umbrella/ Jacket

Always step out of your house with an umbrella or jacket, this way you can avoid the rain showers from damaging your hair. The waterproof fabric will not let the rain water seep in and direct contact of rain water with your hair can be avoided. Maybe it’s a little extra weight that you may need to carry but it will definitely prove fruitful for your tresses.

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Regular Oiling Of Hair

Opt for good hair oil, the one that seeps in your scalp thoroughly and settle in to the habit of a good hair massage once a week. The oil will make your follicles strong and will avoid hair fall and breakage. It will also keep hair frizz in check.  You can oil your hair overnight and wash it next morning to welcome bouncy and healthy hair.

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Eat Healthy

Though you may like to sip on coffee and binge on crunchy snacks during monsoon, cutting down on both is primeval. Instead eat sprouts, whole nuts, leafy vegetables and protein rich food to strengthen your hair. Drink green tea, milk or fruit juice instead of consuming coffee as excessive caffeine leads to dehydration which further results in hair loss.

Practice this and welcome glorious hair even in the monsoon 🙂

What are your hair care tips for monsoon?

Flaunt Style and Functionality Both With Namrata Soni x Pipa + Bella Makeup Bags

When the expertise of the much-acclaimed makeup artist Namrata Soni meets Pipa+Bella, a glorious bunch of fashion accessories get created. No, we are not talking about jewelry this time but something to store them all. This NSxPB collaboration brings to you jewelry bags and pouches that will suit every occasion.

From in-your-bag pouches to convertible clutches, this range has something for everyone. Go through them here and tell us your favourite:

Pastel Makeup Pouches

Give a break to those boring printed makeup pouches and embrace these pastel pretties. Embellished with pretty flowers, these compact pouches are perfect to be stored in your bag or carried. With appropriate panels to store all your jewelry and an attached drawstring pouch to store your foundation, these pouches are ideal for everyone. A mirror comes along with them to help you when your makeup needs touch-up.

Colours Available: Apricot & Lilac

Convertible Clutches

Always wanted a handy bag that stores in your makeup and is also fancy enough to be carried to a party? Well, you will thank these convertible clutches because they perform both the functions spectacularly. With shiny embellishments on the side, these clutches come with a detachable sling and wristlet tail so that you can flaunt them as you wish to. Completed with 3 compartments and sections to house in your makeup, credit card and keys; this compact valise also comes with an attached mirror.

Colours Available: Magnolia White & Raisin Black

Glamorous Vanity Box

This glossy and absolutely fashionable vanity box is for those who love to store or carry all their makeup in one place. Beautified with pretty floral embellishments, this 3 tier box is something you may have always dreamt of. A perfect mixture of classy and functional, this one offers space to store in your jewelry and makeup in the first two layers and a bottom section which can be used to store your compact hair iron/ dryer. A mirror also comes along with this bag which can be mounted anywhere to assist you while you apply your makeup.

Colour Available: Gold

Wait for nothing and get them now to lend style to your everyday accessories too. Shop link: http://www.pipabella.com/nsxpb

Searching For A Monsoon Playlist? We Have You Covered

 

The sombre evenings along with the marvellous colour play of the skies make monsoons a favourite. We have often enjoyed a silent cup of coffee at a quaint café watching the rain drops hit the window panes or walked around the shores of a resting sea. To go with that, we always have a song to hum that totally gets us in the monsoon mood.

Staying true to that trend, we have come up with our very own Monsoon Jam which will help you get through these dreamy monsoons. From songs with low beats to some nostalgic ones, listen to them to drive away or embrace the monsoon blues.

Hear them all and tell us what songs are on your monsoon playlist this season?

Lastly, Happy Monsoons 🙂

6 Monsoon Essentials Every Girl Needs

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When monsoon arrives, all we need is a piping hot cup of coffee and endless hibernating mode on with some dreamy music in the background! But how we wish this could be true as that’s rarely what we get to do. Often enough we have to step out in the blaring rains where we are either saving our umbrellas from flying away or ourselves from dropping in puddles.

So to save you from all those mishaps and lend a tip or two, here’s how to be on top of the style game even in monsoons:

 

 

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A Sturdy Umbrella

A sturdy umbrella is what you need so that it becomes your shield and warrior both. Choose a vibrant one because isn’t it nice to have a hint of colour against the grey monsoon skies? A pretty floral amassment, contemporary checks or anything cutesy could be a perfect choice.

 

 

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Frizz Control Hair Spray

Apart from the cool rain breeze, we all dread the soupy air that lends unwanted frizz to our hair. The dampness in the air combines with our unflinching tresses resulting in frequent bad hair days. But a good frizz control spray can keep them at bay and you should definitely have one in your bag at all times.

 

 

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Good Footwear

A pair which has a good grip and is comfortable both is what you need in the torrential rains. Slipping and falling is the last thing we want to do in these rains.  So, avoid wearing heels and opt for footwear with flat soles and trendy prints to look chic. Rainy sandals and wellingtons would do.

 

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Waterproof Makeup

Because you don’t want to look like a Goth princess on your way to work. Opt for waterproof makeup and the lesser the better. A flick of eyeliner or a hint of kajal with fruity lip balm will help you look good and pull through the rains easily.

 

 

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Hand Towel

Isn’t carrying tissues a total waste in the rains? Always carry a hand towel at all times because getting damp in the rains is inevitable. One with an absorbent fabric is a must!

 

 

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Protective Phone Cover

We are not saying don’t click pictures of the ombre skies but shield your phone while you do that. Get a protective phone cover and save your phones from getting drenched in the rains.

Tell us what would you like to add more to this guide?