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Weekend Special: Make your own massage oils

Touch is a wonderful thing. A herb-infused, divine-smelling oil can uplift a gentle touch and turn it into a massage. Making your own massage oil is extremely easy and a fun project. Not only can you come up with your own blends, but the scope to experiment is immense. What's more, you could either go commercial with your venture or bottle some love and gift to special people on occasions. If using for yourself, for best results, avoid pouring the

Product Review – Nykaa Nailpolish Haul

So fingers are out of the gloves and toes almost out of closed shoes and grumpy socks. Perfect time to get those tips and toes ready for summer. Since it is the peak of spring and there are flowers blooming all around, I was inspired by the lush bouganvilleas and dahlias when I bought not one, not two, but three gorgeous shades of nailpolish from Nykaa. First things first, Nykaa is one of my favourite brands when it comes to nail

Metal Mania Ruling the Makeup Trends this festive season

If there is one trend that has defined 2017, it is molten metal. Truly, nothing beats the sheer luxe and glamour of shiny bright gold and silver and copper and platinum - the list is endless! It looks oh-so-rich! Here are a few top-selling (and good) products that you can pile up on your makeup shelf if you want to bring some metallic glamour into your lives. Get set and mould your Christmas and New Year party arsenal in metal. 1.

Product Review – The Moms Co. Natural Body Wash

I had a difficult pregnancy. Warm showers helped me - as they helped my colicky baby when he was born. I would often put in essential oils into the bath water for him. But over time, the pampering scales turned obviously more in favour of my son than me. So when I got this gorgeous 'nest' of products from The Moms Co (, I was delighted to find a Natural Body Wash in it. So this is the second product that

Product Review – The Moms Co. Natural Foot Cream

The Moms Co. ( is one of the new entrants in the category of brands that believe in organic, toxin-free products. But there is a difference. Actually, make that two. First, it is helmed by a mother of two, Malika Sadani (who is an engineer and MBA by education, Malika worked as a banker before quitting her job to become a full-time mom). This means that the problems that the products wish to address are real - a mom has

Weekly detox is the key to slay this festive season

The best bit about the festive season is the food and drinks, but they also come with a lot of unwanted weight and fat gain. Right from Diwali to Christmas to New Years' and Lohri, with several weddings, parties and soirees, most of us indulge ourselves a bit much during the season of celebrations. But if we want to look and feel our best for the many do's that dot our social calendar, it is important to strike the right

AZA Presents ‘WayFarer’ by Designer Ankita Choksey

One of the most well established multi-designer chains in India, AZA showcases collections by India’s most talented and acclaimed designers. AZA recently unveiled an exclusive fashion preview over a high tea with Devangi Parekh and designer Ankita Choksey showcasing the latter’s latest luxury pret line, at the multi-designer boutique’s Bandra Store. Devangi Parekh, Creative Director of AZA, along with designer Ankita Choksey hosted a fun evening soiree to introduce the Autumn Winter collection, 'WayFarer', to Mumbai’s discerning fashionistas who appreciate finesse in fashion, such

Ramona Narang’s Wedding-Festive Collection

With passion in heart and skill in hand, designer and stylist Ramona Narang exhibited her new festive collection in Mumbai recently. Combining attributes of aesthetic beauty, aspects of rich Indian culture were magnified in her creation. Stunningly embroidered pieces made graceful with mirror work displayed as nothing less than a piece of art. The collection does not just cater to your festive needs, but it slays the season of weddings in full swing too. The collection comprised of sarees and

Aheli Spa, The Roseate: An oasis in concrete jungle

An oasis of calm within the environs of the metropolis is hard to imagine. But The Roseate is here to bust all your myths. With large open lush green areas all around, this hotel is the perfect place to relax even if you are within the confines of a city. The Aheli Spa offers a perfect accompaniment to your rejuvenation. With an impressive spa menu, Aheli is your one-stop destination of rejuvenation. The Aheli Spa The Aheli Spa has five rooms including three single ones, one

Go native – Tribal Influences

Globe-trotting trends borrow elements from African, Asian & East Indian fashion like tribal prints, safari clothes, bold colours and patterns, chunky jewellery, and turbans. The global village of fashion is one of the hottest places to be this season, and designers primed your wardrobe for a safari adventure with a wild assortment of African field jackets, safari suits, zebra and leopard prints, khaki, and chunky tribal jewellery. Safari-inspired pieces graced the runways at Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Diane von Furstenberg,