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Top 3 makeup trends for wedding season by Vidya Tikari

A best friend's wedding is a time when even the most fuss-free girl may want to put on a wee bit of mascara or a shade of lipstick. The celebratory mood will make you want to dress up. And it is not necessary that you pile on the makeup to look good. If trends are to be considered, the makeup mantra for this season is 'less is more'. Internationally renowned makeup artist Vidya Tikari says that this season is the

Stunning feet mehndi designs for Karva chauth

The art of adorning palms and feet with mehndi originated in the Indian subcontinent almost six centuries ago. Mehndi can be applied on any part of your body using a toothpick, cone or stencil. This form of 'temporary tattooing' is not just hassle-free and completely natural, it has some benefits for the body. So much so that not just in the tropical countries, but also in relatively cooler countries, henna, jangua and other forms of dyeing skin are increasingly becoming

Orofluido EDP – a whiff of luxury in your bag

Orofluido EDP

"I have too many perfumes.." said no woman ever! There is a day perfume, an evening perfume, a sleeping time perfume (Marilyn Monroe used Chanel No 5!). So when the travel writer in me was gifted Orofluido that can be used at all these times, and also fit in the palm and your bag, I was more than happy. This is a relatively less-known scent - but that is the truth about all things nice and not yet discovered. Revlon describes

Innovative hair freezing iron arrives at Pachouli Spa

It was during a fun afternoon that we, the wellness writers, were introduced to the revolutionary hair freezing iron at the Pachouli Spa and Wellness Destination by the co-owner Preeti Seth. Nowadays, everyone focusses on their looks and grooming. Women, being constantly on scrutiny, are most conscious about their looks and hair play a major role in it. No one likes their hair to be frizzy and unmanageable and using the hot iron causes more harm to the hair than

Summer beauty essentials for women on the go

With the warm sunshine and the breeze of summer, also come the harsh UV rays and the excessive perspiration. Now we all need to be prepared for this because runny makeup and unsightly tan lines is not something that can ever be flattering. So to help you out this season, we collated a list of the summer essentials that are necessary for every woman on the go. Here is what we feel are the must-haves to look your absolute best

Kiehl’s Iris Extract, Genie in a bottle

Kiehl's is a company that has always used carefully selected natural ingredients to balance their gentle and yet highly effective formulations. I bought the Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence almost at the fag end of a battle with dry and dull skin in humid weather. According to the Kiehl's websites, and the claims that the therapist at the store made, the Kiehl's Iris Extract Activating Essence is an "essential 'first step' anti-aging treatment to maintain skin’s youthful texture, reduce fine

Go green: Love Biotique

Have you noticed as you age, your skin doesn't just develop wrinkles or lose its firmness, but the shape changes as well? Blame it on the loss of skin volume which could be caused by work pressure, heavy makeup or by not getting time to take care of your skin. In such a roller coaster ride life who has time to even think about skin nourishment. Famous for bringing Botanical concept in India, Biotique invited our team and helped us

Feeling divine at The Spa, Vasundhara Sarovar

It is said that the best treasures are those that are the most hidden. This couldn't be more true for Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, located at Vayalar - about two hours from Cochin Airport. The most amazing spa experience awaits you at the resort's spa - The Spa. Contemporary as well as age-old techniques of wellness await you at this luxurious 5000 sq ft spa, which is operated by Soft Touch, the internationally-acclaimed spa professionals.   The therapy session begins with a detailed consultation

5 homemade beauty coolers for summers

The sun is blazing in its full glory and you are as irritable as your skin is inflamed, eyes dry and itchy and hair a mess. Here are some natural ways to cool yourself down in the summers and enhance your beauty. Stock these natural ingredients in your kitchen or bathroom and you will be cool as a cucumber. Speaking of which, do remember to include at least two fresh fruits and raw vegetables in your diet every day to

Organic Harvest: Beauty and Substance

In today’s fast moving world, everyone wants to put their best face forward and make their first impression last for long. But, often, in this race we fall prey to the chemical-based cosmetics and skincare products which do more harm than good to our skin. What you need to realise is that beauty should be skin deep and hence, you should opt for organic skincare products. Organic products might take a little longer time to show their results but they

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