#Diwali picks at an Ayurveda Beauty store

I have been meaning to drop in at the Kama store at Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi ever since it opened and I finally got there in time for some Diwali stocking up. Kama  works in association with the Arya Vaidya sala at Coimbatore and their products are genuinely ayurveda based. I like the fact that they tell…

Sensitive skin. Dry skin. Winter skin .

Its that time of the year when your skin tells you the season has changed and that it’s time for your beauty routine to change. Here are three products that will give you some winter cheer. Clinique’s Smart Night Moisturiser Custom Repair Night is tailored to target different areas of the face ‘smartly’.  It has variants…

#HermesHorseExhibition, #Mumbai

Spent a lovely hour at the Hermes Horse exhibition which celebrates the brand’s long connection with horses as original saddle makers to the french king. You can visit the Hermes museum at Rue Fabourg in Paris but if not a peek into their collection curated by Phillip Dumas is on view at the Mumbai store…

Scalp facials, French 'Boroline', Studio West & Kanauj roses

SCALP FACIAL WITH NIOXIN Nioxin offers a whole range of rituals, in salon shampoo and conditioner and leave in tonic for thinning hair and receding hairlines, to create the illusion of thick hair. But unlike hair thickening spray and and shampoos, Nioxin stimulates hair growth. I tried the scalp facial, which begins with a peppermint-…

Scalp facials, French ‘Boroline’, Studio West & Kanauj roses

SCALP FACIAL WITH NIOXIN Nioxin offers a whole range of rituals, in salon shampoo and conditioner and leave in tonic for thinning hair and receding hairlines, to create the illusion of thick hair. But unlike hair thickening spray and and shampoos, Nioxin stimulates hair growth. I tried the scalp facial, which begins with a peppermint-…

Ruby Woo vs Red Carpet

In the land of reds these are two super reds for Indian skin. Bobbi Brown’s Red Carpet scores on texture – it glides on effortlessly with a satin matte finish and lasts for at least four hours without needing a touch up. MAC’S Ruby Woo is the more iconic red but it has such a…

Health Food spotting at Foodhall Palladium, Mumbai

FoodHall has supped its health food stakes since I last visited. I was amazed to see chia seed pudding, fresh buckwheat crepe batter (Suzette‘s in Mumbai makes a good buckwheat crepe with blue cheese and figs and I had a delicious TDF one at Argularium in Portland with blue cheese, argula and bacon) and Greek…

Nude, with a hint of colour

<a As the bridal and festive season approach it is worth investing in a palette that will take you from day to night with minimal fuss. Urban Decay’s Naked palette is a keeper for the season and will help you go from day to night -contour, build up, cover, base, use singly or do as…

Eat Some Charcoal

I find it difficult to hail this as a new discovery as it has been around for a long time but Activated charcoal has become famous in the fashionista detox world ever since Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow advocated black lemonade. There are juice bars in the US offering a bit of charcoal in your kale and spinach juice,…

Its raining sheet masks @Sephora

Sheet masks are all the rage now and Korean beauty brands are way ahead on the beauty curve –in about everything skin care but also sheet masks. I think they have patents in all the new skin care categories . Sheet masks are sheets super saturated with serum and cut to fit your face with…

In pursuit of Wellness

Portland, Oregon is probably the best place in the USA to track down new ( to me ) health fads and foods. Farm to table, Farmer’s markets, vegan, non gmo, recyclable, low environmental impact are key words to add to your vocabulary when you live here. Of course there is more to Portland than just…

FIRST CLASS BEAUTY

If you are globe trotting this month there’s good news for beauty junkies. DFS Duty Free is celebrating first class beauty at seven airports including Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Macau, New York, San Francisco with great discounts, specially packaged products and advisory services for international travellers who need their beauty fix. I find airport…