Happy Navratri to everyone!
People especially women who celebrate nine nights festivals of Nav Durga follow the particular color of the day. This tradition is very popular among states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Keeping fast and wearing clothes according to Navratri color of the day is considered very sacred in Hindu religion. Women follow this tradition widely and adorn themselves with similar color clothes and accessories during Navratri.
Navratri day 1: color : Grey
Significance: The colour Grey signifies the power to curb evil and spread the joy of goodness. On this day of Pratipada, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Shailputri, the daughter of Himalaya. She carries a Trishul or trident as the symbol of victory of good over evil.
Nail polish: BornPretty Shadow grey BP-QC02 is a peel off nail polish.
Creamy texture and opaque in one coat. But two coats are recommended for perfect finish. Easy application and easy peel off.
Navratri day 2: color : Orange
Significance: The colour Orange signifies the aura and brightness of peace, knowledge and resplendence. Orange is also the colour of the attire that we associate with the Brahmacharini avatar of Goddess Durga, as she is worshipped on Dwitiya.
Nail polish: Nail Trend N/E – G04
Those who are looking for local nail polish with affordable price and great quality must try this brand. Comes in a tiny 5ml bottle at just Rs. 20/- What more needed!!
Navratri day 3: color : White
Significance: The colour White is the symbol of peace, harmony, purity and calmness. On this day of Tritiya, Durga is worshipped in the form of Chandraghanta Devi or Chandi or Chamundi Devi in her utmost malevolent form.
Nail polish: Prosper
This nail polish I had bought during my visit to Vietnam. And I repent for not buying more bottles!! This is the best white nail polish I have ever used. There are good white polishes in different brands but for the price I paid this is a treat! Applying this creamy white polish with the long good brush of the bottle cap is so satisfying…
Navratri day 4: color : Red
Significance: The colour Red symbolises anger, auspiciousness, love, joy and a range of strong emotions and passions. It is the colour of fire and blood and the feelings associated with the energy of the primal forces. On this day of Chaturthi, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kushmanda, who is believed to have created the world with her divine smile.
Nail polish: Essence the gel nail polish – 17 juicy love
One more favourite polish of mine!! This brand has thick flat bristles which covers wide area of the nail plate. As the the name suggests it gives gel polish like finish. High gloss and durable nail polish with wide range of shades to choose from. Note that these are not UV gel polishes and does not require UV lamp to dry.
Navratri day 5: color : Royal Blue
Significance: The colour Royal Blue signifies divine energy. The colour emanates the feelings of richness, sophistication, superiority, faith, trust and loyalty. On this day of Panchami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Skanda Mata, mounted on a ferocious lion and She carries Lord Skanda in his infant form.
Nail polish: El Corazon no. 423/623 Tsunami
El corazon is my all time favourite brand and this shade gives a royal look to your Navratri avatar! This brand has its own unique formula of nail polishes which prevents nails from staining as well as improves nail quality. Maybe I will pit up one more post with its special base coats for healthier nails.
Navratri day 6: color : Yellow
Significance: The colour Yellow signifies the happiness and optimism of enlightenment. This mellowed shade seems to be the fountain of creativity, sunshine and spring. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Katyayani on Shashti, the valiant slayer of the legendary demon Mahishasura, the supreme incarnation of evil.
Nail Polish: Faces Canada Splash – Sunny side up 51
This is a pretty shade of yellow. Requires 3-4 thin coats to be perfectly opaque and gives you a creamy finish. When I had purchased it was Rs. 109/- for 8ml bottle. Decent pricing with great quality. Must have at least few shades in your collection.
Navratri day 7: color : Green
Significance: The colour Green symbolizes the vigour and freshness of nature, the sense of nurturing, tranquillity, good fortune, health and rejuvenation. This colour has the mighty power to sooth and engenders calmness of mind. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Kalaratri on Saptami, which is the fiercest form of all the nine forms of Durga.
Nail polish: CP trendies – crazy for neons – Shocking green B902
This nail polish set was gifted to me by my close friend. As per her its one among the affordable polishes available in Dubai. They are 11ml round bottles with thin bristles. Loved the quality and shades but I wish they had little more thicker bristles. I felt after drying they give slightly matte finish but they are not matte polishes. So a top coat is must if you are looking for a high glossy look. But overall I don’t mind investing in few more polishes of this brand.
Navratri day 8: color : Peacock green
Significance: The colour Peacock Green is significant as it indicates that the wishes and prayers of mortals shall be answered by the Goddess. Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Gauri on this day of Ashtami, as people revere her as the Goddess of fertility.
Nail polish: Kaleidoscope Lakomania LM -05
Kaleidoscope is by El corazon brand itself. So there is no need to doubt about the quality. Lakomaniac series of polishes are color changing polishes/chameleon polishes. They reflect different shades with different lighting.
Navratri day 9: color : Purple
Significance: The colour Purple signifies creativity, dignity, spirituality, royalty, magic and miracle. On this day of Navami, Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Siddhidatri, the one who possesses the supernatural powers, also known as the siddhis, that are listed as Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva.
Nail polish: El corazon Confetti 529a
Another gorgeous collection of confetties by El corazon. Firstly I love these flat bottles of their collection. It looks royal! I am not a hard core glitter fan but these confetti polishes stole my heart! They look grainy textured but believe me its as smooth as other polishes. But for high glossy look you need a good top coat.
Navratri color significance content source: http://www.indiaonlinepages.com/festivals/navratri/navratri-nine-colors.htmlhttp://www.indiaonlinepages.com/festivals/navratri/navratri-nine-colors.html
Day 10: Vijaya Dashami / Dussehra
Vijaya Dashami is the festival of celebration of victory of good over evil on the tenth day.
Enjoy the festival and fight the evil!
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