Much as I love winter, the knit hats, dry heat and bitterly cold temperatures are a surefire recipe for hair disaster. Think: absolute and total loss of any shine, unattractive flakiness, a thinning hairline and brittle strands. So, this time I decided it was time to dig into the recipes of the ... Read More about Beauty DIY: A hair mask that’s guaranteed to make your strands feel like spun silk
Now, this is an Indian ingredient I never imagined seeing on an international platform – that too, courtesy one of my favourite brands. I just picked up Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm With Kokum Butter and it's anchored around, of all things, kokum butter – a little known fruit that is ... Read More about Kokum comes of age: The perfect-skin secret you’ve never heard of!
The first time I met Priyanka Chopra, she was tucked away in one corner of an extremely chaotic dressing room, devouring an entire pizza. All by herself. Refusing to share. It was a shoot for Cosmopolitan (India) and the young actress was just then stepping into the limelight, riding a combined wave ... Read More about Meet Priyanka Chopra. Or should I say, Alex Parrish from Quantico?
Cleopatra, the legendary queen of the Nile, was famous for her luxurious milk baths. So was Rani Padmavati (née Padmini), the iconic royal beauty, all the way in India. And every top-end spa boasts of an extensive milk menu in the 21st century. Why? Milk is a terrific source of lactic acid, a ... Read More about Ever indulged in a milk based beauty treatment? (If not, you’re missing out!)
There is a reason turmeric is a core ingredient in beauty rituals and medicinal regimes all the way from Japan and Indonesia to Sri Lanka and India. Multiple reasons, actually: this yellow-colored spice is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifier. It ... Read More about Turmeric: The super skincare spice (and it doesn’t always turn you yellow!)