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Choose Ayurveda over chemicals for beauty: Shahnaz Husain

Ayurveda has found a prominent place in modern cosmetic care. Treatments that were lost in the mists of time have been revived and viewed in the light of modern scientific techniques. Today, along with the Indian philosophies of Yoga and Meditation, the holistic system of Ayurveda has also become popular worldwide. Herbal and natural extracts have been formulated into different products for skin, hair and body care, using the latest scientific techniques. Over centuries of usage, it has been seen that

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.

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