In recent times, there have been several stories of women who are the epitome of Sikhi... Amritdharis, who choose to follow the rehet maryada to the letter and not remove their facial (or any other) hairs. Balpreet Kaur comes to mind as does the young lady in this linked story, Harnaam Kaur ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ition-causing-excessive-hair-grows-beard.html ) My question is this... There are plenty of people who say once you do Amrit, you can not wear any jewelry or makeup at all anymore. I am just wondering where they get this from? I have read the full SGPC rehet maryada and could not find anything... In fact the only reference to jewelry was concerning 'pierced ears'. Yet there are MANY who would condemn those who are amritdhari and wear a necklace or a bit of mascara for example.... Now you wonder why I mentioned the above 2 ladies... well, on several occasions I have noted Balpreet Kaur Ji wearing necklaces... and in the article I linked above concerning Harnaam Kaur Ji, she openly admits to painting her nails, wearing mascara etc in order to still feel feminine in light of her facial hair. So these two Sikh ladies who so much as I can tell, follow the SGPC Rehet to the T, would be condemned by a bunch of Sikhs for wearing makeup or jewelry? Is it only certain Sikh 'sects' who ban jewelry and makeup? Is it really 'unsikh' of a woman to embrace feminine things like jewelry and a bit of makeup? (I am not talking about caking the stuff on but just a bit to accent the eyes or something) Myself, after I do Amrit, I'd like to be able to wear just a tiny bit of mascara or liner just because I am so naturally pale that I actually look ill most of the time... if I can bring my eyes out a bit and wear a bit of light tint on my lips (aka gloss not bright lipstick) I don't look so sickly. So would I be a walking contradiction, if I was Amritdhari, wearing a turban, and also a tiny bit of makeup?? I was actually trying to learn to go completely without... I've kind of got used to people asking me if I am sick at work all the time... but I was trying to go without only because of these people who say its so bad of a sikh woman to wear any makeup or jewelry at all! These same people have quoted both of the above women as being 'true' Sikh women to me... I wonder if they knew that both wear jewelry and some makeup - at least sometimes??