Monthly Archives: February 2012

tanaRi’s Bridal Beauty Tips: Ensure your wedding day game-face is picture perfect!

Flowers, check! Music, check! Everything seems to be looking perfect, but what about your own beauty and grooming routines?

One helpful hint is to start your routines at least three weeks prior, instead of putting yourself last and starting a day or two before the wedding.  Try to schedule a series of monthly facials, and your last facial to be no later than two weeks before the big day.  Make sure to do your research because your skin should be looking better and not worse, so check out the people who are leaving the salon and see what they look like.  To avoid the risk or redness avoid peels, dermabrasion, or anything chemical for at least a month before your wedding day.  Also, avoid using new products, such as shampoos or make up, during the month before your wedding.

A beautiful complexion is a bride’s best accessory, so make sure to deep cleanse your skin. A cleansing regimen is essential to getting your skin looking its best!  Exfoliation helps to reveal brighter newer and more even-textured skin.

Products to try:

1) Weekly exfoliation removes the buildup of dead skin cells that can cause breakouts.

– GoodSkin Labs Citra-Peel Exfoliating Peel Pads

2) Toner is a daily must; it can help balance the pH levels within your skin.

– Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner by Origins

3) Breathe life back into lackluster skin with oxygen facials.

– Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Cleansing Foam

4) Improve skin tone with an at home deep cleansing facial brush.

-Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Another less expensive regimen you can try is to examine how much water your drink daily.  Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily will help clear up blemishes and make your skin more radiant!  We suggest filling water bottles and keeping it near your desk at work, another bottle in the TV room, and another bottle by your bed stand.  While you’re increasing your water consumption, try to reduce your caffeine intake.  If you are able to follow these simple suggestions, we guarantee that making this investment now on your skin will pay off on your big day!

Hope you find these tips helpful so you can look fabulous on your big day!

(Photo Courtesy: JNL Wedding Collection, itthing.com, iambeautiful.in, coverfx.com)

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Honeymoon in New Zealand: Where Romance Meets Adventure!

If you are craving romance & adventure with your significant other, then New Zealand is the prime destination for a honeymoon!  There is always romance in the air with the beautiful landscapes and the gorgeous scenic drives; nothing beats its natural beauty.  And for the risk-taking couple, you can have a taste of adventure in Queenstown – the adrenaline capital of the world! New Zealand offers everything nature can provide: waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers, sounds, mud pools, hot springs, saunas and much more!

Huka Fall (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

We recommend you drive through the South Island & enjoy its scenic beauty.   Take a day trip to Akaroa, which sits at the edge of a beautiful harbor inside the crater of an extinct volcano! Spend a day in Lake Tekapo- enjoy a brisk walk with your mate along the lakefront & pack a picnic lunch for a romantic scenic experience. Looking for even more romance? You can take a star gazing tour at Mount John, rated one of the top places in the world.  This region is known for the clarity of the sky & freedom from light pollution so you will be able to see gorgeous shining stars in all their pristine beauty.  If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot a planet or two!

Akaora (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

Mount Cook (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

Lake Tekapo (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

If you’re in the mood to experience something more wild & exciting, visit Queenstown, home of the bungee! Here you can enjoy plenty of activities such as bungee, sky diving, hand gliding, white water rafting, zip trekking & canoeing, a body-moving activity where you climb, swim, scramble, float, abseil, & jump into various bodies of water within a canyon. I guarantee this town will offer you the most adventurous and challenging activities you will ever do!

Skydiving in Queenstown (Photo Credit: NZone)

Once you have finished the drive through South Island, you can unwind by enjoying all the nightlife Auckland has to offer.  You can take a quick 1-hour flight and check in at the Langham hotel, which has a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future…just like our newlywed couple.  Take a 3-hour journey to Lake Taupo where you can relax by the lake & enjoy some quite time with each other. While you’re here, make sure you visit the hot springs in Rotarou, which has thermal hot pools & mud pools.

Hot Springs (Photo Credit: Shuba Mohan)

We see New Zealand as the perfect place to begin the rest of your life together.  It’s compact size lets you experience landscapes, beaches, lakes and more all in one day!  This is the premier destination where you can just focus on experiencing your new love together and challenge and confirm your strength as a couple.  If you need help planning your honeymoon, feel free to contact us so we can help you plan your big day & your honeymoon.

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Top 10 Bollywood item songs on tanaRi events’ list for your wedding reception!

So it’s time to select a play list for the DJ at your wedding.  You have a variety of guests from grandparents to teenagers, so you definitely want to incorporate new Bollywood and also the classics.  But there are so many songs to choose from, how can a bride decide?  Don’t worry tanaRi events can help you!  Here are our top ten Bollywood item songs we love to get the party started with!

1)    Chammak challo – Ra One: This popular song is about a charming “moody girl” who is not ready to listen.  With Bollywood beauty Kareena Kapoor and Akon’s vocals for the chorus, this song brings Bollywood and hip hop together for an awesome dance fusion!

2)    Sheila Ki Jawani – Tees Maar Khan: This song will definitely get all the young women on the dance floor to strut their stuff!  Although this film did not do well in the box office, this song was the biggest hit of 2011 with Katrina Kaif as the leading lady.

3)    Kajra Re – Bunty of Babli : This is probably the item song of the decade!  Groups love to perform this song in front of a bride and groom.

4)    Mera Naam Chin-Chin Choo- Howrah Bridge:  A great choice for the elders in the family!  From the film Howrah Bridge, it’s sure to bring back some memories! 

5)    Piya Tu Ab To Aaja- Caravan  –  The quintessential cabaret item number by the legendary Helen.  This is one of the most culturally important Hindi film songs, thanks to our all time favorite dance queen!

6)    Ek Do Teen- Tezaab:  A timeless song that’s still loved today! Our personal favorite, Madhuri Dixit, the Maharashtrian beauty had captured the hearts of many in this upbeat item song.  We love watching Anil Kapoor in the 80s before his SlumDog Millionaire and Mission Impossible 3 fame!  A sure hit amongst the crowd who will be counting on their fingers through out the chorus!

7)    Yeh Mera Dil- Don – This Bollywood remake from the 70s will make the parents and young adults want to dance!  Kareena Kapoor did a fabulous job in this super hit movie Don.

8)     Deewangi Deewangi – Om Shanti Om : This is a great song for the bride and groom to walk out on!  The video featured some of the hottest Bollywood celebrities such as Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, and Karisma Kapoor!

9)    Love Mera Hit Hit – Billu Barber – It looks like Shah Rukh Khan has the midas touch when it comes to hit songs!  This song was a break out hit, and fun to dance to!

10)  Shuba Hone Na De (Tu Mera Hero)- Desi Boyz  –  Desi girl is out and Desi boyz are in! This is today’s latest hit that is upbeat, fun, and everyone can sing along to the chorus!  This features John Abraham, Akshay Kumar & Deepika Padukone

(Photo courtesy: http://www.rediff.com)

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