Stocking up for summer

Ananda the mountian spa has relaunched  its spa and wellness range in new packaging. I have tried their products in an earlier avatar but if I were to choose one product from this new offering it would be the juniper, grapefruit and cypress body oil   for cellulite and lymphatic drainage .  Of course it works best if…

Ready for a #Laser Face Lift ?

‘The trend started with Botox and fillers and now is moving more towards non- invasive methods.’ Dr Abhijit Desai  Laser facial rejuvenation or  The Laser Facial is one of the fastest growing non- intervention, non- surgical cosmetic procedures for women and men in their late thirties to early seventies. At a basic level, Laser facials…

#Hand #Masks for softer, smoother hands

Sephora‘s range of hand masks makes moisturising hands easier and much more convenient. No icky, gloopy lotion staining sofa covers or book pages or blurring phone screens – yes, been there, done that. Like face masks, hand masks deliver  an intense burst of moisture and nourishment in pre- moisturised sheets. Unlike face masks which tend to be…

#Easy #Healthy Brekkie

  Here is a super easy no- carb, protien rich breakfast to keep you healthy and full until lunch. 1 large cup green beans cleaned and chopped 1/2  cup carrots cleaned chopped ( use the same cup for measuring ) Mix and microwave on regular for four minutes. That will keep the colours fresh and the…

Sleeping Potion

Having trouble sleeping ? Here is a recipe I tried recently for a good night’s sleep from The Green Cleanse Bible. It isn’t green but it is simple, delicious and surprisingly soporific. I tbsp oats I tsp honey I cup chamomile tea – make tea and cool down separately then add to blender I whole banana…

Into The #SkinPantry with Colette Austin

 Mumbai based  indie  brand,The Skin Pantry has ben started by media professional Colette Austin who runs her own advertising and design agency. A carefully created range of butters, dews, drenches,clays and masks, The Skin Pantry’s delicious sounding menu  has its fair share of loyalists already . I swear by her  vanilla face drench  especially on flights…

Kama’s Organic Holi

Holi packs are big this season and I like Kama Ayurveda’s spin with a  thoughtfully  curated pack this Holi . Holi, the Indian festival of colours ( for my international followers  ) heralds the onset of spring. Thanks to the generous throw of coloured powders of uncertain provenance and dunkings in tubs of coloured water, it also signals mayhem…

Becca : the beauty of Light

At any age and especially in the selfie age , a little  bounce of light on the skin can amp up that dewy fresh look. At my age, my skin has segued gently into the category euphemistically called ‘mature skin’ so any brand offering luminosity which is not a headlight shine is a pleasure to…

#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…

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-…