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Amrita
RAO and her
metamorphosis

MOVES
Shine with Gold
PARTY MAKEOVER

Makeup
Polished Buns
Jewellery Pieces
That Work

INSIDER’S
Guide
Skin Story
Derma fillers that return
• How Garnier’s
AgeLift lift your
your lost glow worry lines
• How to wear
mineral makeup
• How to fight hair
fall
• Beauty service at
Spa’s in Bangalore,
Mumbai & Delhi
Content
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BEAUTY’s FACE 38 Deal With Damage
Hair expert Thomas Taw shares his
tips to get great hair as he launches
16 Amrita Rao Sunsilk’s specially formulated
On her transformation from girl next Shampoo.
door to glam doll

Wellness
Skin
41 Stretch It
19 Even Toned It’s important to practice stretching
Trick to give your dusky complexion moves to keep your body moving
a flawless finish 42 How Much Is Enough
20 Gilt Edged Everyone has a different exercise
Gold lined eyes, gold dusted cheeks; need when it comes to losing extra
festive season makeup rules weight effectively
26 Control Alter Delete 46 OK Smile Please
20 Fight ravages of nature, and your
skin mistakes with the magic fillers
Keep your teeth healthy, and your
smile intact as you deal with your
that restore skin’s lost youth teeth’s natural aging process

31 Hair Insider’s Guide

31 Pinned To Perfection 49 Hand Cream With A


Cop the international catwalk tress
Cause
trend with simple bobby pins The Body Shop’s Chris Davis talks
32 Sweet Sophisticate about the brand’s latest campaign
against child trafficking.
Polished buns are popular now;
50 Lift Away Age
learn few moves to get yours right
36 Truth About Poker Garnier’s Richa Singh details on the
Straight Hair new AgeLift products specially made
for Indian women.
Keeping hair straight long needs
52 How to...Deal With
lot more care than just a shampoo.
Learn how.
Hair Fall

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63
Diego Perez, trainer with Rene 60 Modern Heirloom
Furterer shares his points on keeping
Jewellery designer Shenaz Amarnani
hair healthy.
on what she feels that every bride
53 How to...Apply should own
Mineral Makeup 62 Shop For Your Man
MAC’s Vimi Joshi gives us tips on
A watch, shirt, fragrance and
how to maximise on your mineral
more...
makeup.
63 What To Buy Now
54 How to...Take Care Of
Your Lingerie Latest fashion treats that are must
haves of the season
Give your lacy pieces the TLC they
need with these tips
55 Fruity Delight
Excellent banana facial, and foot
reflexology at Bangalore’s Trendz
Spa
56 Massage And
Mysticism
Thai massage at the tradition and

62
Vedic ritual inspired Delhi’s Mystic
Spa 58
57 De-Stress And
Energize In Every Issue
Deep tissue Swedish massage at
Mumbai’s Lata Spa
66 On My Mind
58 Pure Ecstasy
10 Beauty Scoop
Get a taste of premium cakes at
Monginis in Mumbai
12 Beauty Do’s & Don’ts
14 Beauty Lesson

Beauty ETC 15 BEAUTY’s Fave 5


18 Beauty Monitor

59 Blue Stilettos 64 BeautyScope

Move over purple shoes, blue high


65 Tips From You

18 heels spell sophistication.

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BEAUTY VOL III ISSUE 3
RNI No. DELENG/2007/20530
M ai l B o x
The issue has come out to be very good and
informative. I really liked the readers’ choice award
section for cosmetic but at the same time little
Managing Editor KALPANA SINGHAL
disappointed and surprised that not even a single The
Editor PRIYANKA BHATTACHARYA Body Shop product made it to the awards.
Sr Correspondent GAYTRI RAO gaytri@beautyindia.in (Mumbai) Savita Dhami, Marketing & PR Manager, The
Body Shop

REPORTER NABANITA DAS nabanita@beautyindia.in Your Beauty Awards issue is really interesting. This is the
Contributing Writers SHARMILA CHAND
first time ever that I came across such a piece. It really
gives us an insight what real women like to use. Despite
SAKSHI TOLANI all these brands most of girls still like to stick to the tried
RUBY CHAKRABORTY and tested products.
Runu Roy, NGO Professional, Kolkata
Senior Graphic Designer SURAJ SURYWANSHI
Production AJI KUMAR Dear BEAUTY why don’t you introduce more product
Website ARVIND SWAMY review sections. Why don’t you let us know what are
actually in them, and what dermatologists say about
RAJESH ROY
the new products and ingredients. I love to try out new
Head Marketing SANDHYA PATADE marketing@beautyindia.in products but sometimes am scared to try them because
Asst Marketing ANAND SHARMA there is no informed source to let us know what really
works. Would really appreciate your contributions
Ad Sales Executive GEETA PATADE towards this.
PRATAP JANA Nishi Verma, Homemaker, Delhi
Stategic Allaince DEEPALI SHARMA deepali@beautyindia.in
Your magazine is quite comprehensive, and also liked
Subscription SUNITA KAMAT the reader’s choice awards concept. We all have
Circulation Incharge SMITA NAIR favourite products. You should make this a regular
feature. Also you should invite more experts on your
Circulation Executives SURESH KUMAR
panel, and give us details on men’s skin care, and
JAI SINGH something for children as well. It would then be a
ARJUN B REMJE complete grooming guide.
Laila Shek, Marketing Professional, Mumbai
Brand Promotion JYOTI JANDA
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beauty scoop...
For the new romantic bright colours
like purple, green, blue, and rose are
being brought to focus by the way
light reflects on them. The blending
is soft as the colours stand out. Softly
blushing cheeks highlighted by fairy
tone hues over the lids. So in keeping
with this trend The Body Shop has
launched its limited edition Precious
Pearlescent Makeup Collection
that works on highlighting the eyes and
the cheeks this season. Create a fresh,
flirty, natural looking complexion with
shimmering pink and peach highlights
with the Precious Pearlescents
Blush Trio – comes in two shades
Warm Sunset, and Cool Dusk; colours
are earthy with pearl texture. When you
sweep it across your cheeks they subtly
shimmer as in healthy, glowing skin.
Complement the cheeks with eyes that
can delicately shine or gleam sensuously
with the Precious Pearlescents Eye
Trio. Blend and smudge the Moonlight
Lustre, a cool palette of lilac, green, and
grey for a romantic take on the classic
smoky eyes.

For natural look, make skin appear


smooth without making it look
made up RDM Care has recently
introduced natural colour cosmetic
range, WOMSEE. Keeping in mind,
the needs of today’s consumers
these products range are made with
extracts of pure herbs without using
any harmful chemicals. There are six
different ranges of products under
‘WOMSEE”: Natural Foundation is
available in three different variants
(i.e., Foundation, Compact and
Elegant Compact), thirty six shades of
Lipsticks, twelve shades of Lip glosses,
Mascara and Eye-Liners.

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Do Don’t
Avoid afflicting your skin Fret over limp locks that
to ups and downs of harsh refuse to grow long. To
temperature changes get your hair swishing
throughout the day. This with health you need to
obviously strips the skin’s take care of your scalp
natural moisture leaving and strengthen your

&
it sensitive, irritated, and roots. When cleansing
sometimes red. What you your hair ensure to use a
need is a skin potion that shampoo that meant to
soothes the irritation while add volume to the roots,
returning the lost moisture and use a conditioner

Do’s
to the skin. We found a only on the lower half
new solution in Lancome of your hair length. You
Hydrazen Neurocalm, will need a shampoo that
Rs 3,100. The cream adds strength to your
promises to do more than hair shafts like the latest

Don’ts
just soothe your skin. It’s Sunsilk Lusciously Thick
Neurocalm complex along & Long Shampoo, Rs
with Madecassoside – a 129 - part of a range of
botanical extract – work to shampoos created by global
de-stress skin, and supply it hair care experts. This
with extra dose of moisture. particular version is created
The watery oil-free gel by international hair stylist
texture gives your skin a Teddy Charles, which has
cooling effect. keratine yoghurt complex
Do for long-lasting volume
Fight age spot, tan causing with natural body and
UVA/UVB rays with bounce.
appropriate protection.
To avoid your skin from
looking dull, and patchy
you need to save it from the
oxidative stress that the rays
put on the skin. You need
proper shield, which not
only prevents the rays from
hitting the dermis, but also
has antioxidants that block
excess melanin production.
The latest cream to offer
all this and more is the
Estee Lauder Cyber White
EX Extra Intensive UV
Don’t Protector SPF 50/PA
Pick on your zit or the +++, Rs 2230. With an
pimple that suddenly SPF 50 it offers a high, and
raises its head just a day broad spectrum coverage
before that important to the skin. Natural
event. However much the antioxidants like Mulberry
temptation, you will stand Root Extract, Scutellaria
the chance of getting an Extract and Grape Extract
irreparable scar. Instead work to block melanin
seek a solution that will production, and fight free
work to reduce redness, radicals thus protecting the
and the pain. Try the skin from discolouration.
CLEAN & CLEAR Active
Clear Acne Clearing Gel,
Rs 99, with ingredients
that target acne causing
bacteria, and reduce
the pimple redness, and
swelling in 24 hours.

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Don’t Do
Think that just because the Try out the latest trend
fine lines haven’t appeared for dark nails inspired by
yet, that your skin is in top the vampire cult classic
condition. Dermatologists ‘Twilight’ with Lancome
say that as you cross your Le Vernis Nail Polish in
30th year, your skin’s Indigo, Rs 1,200. This is
natural regeneration part of the brand’s latest
process slows down which collection Declaring Indigo,
makes it appear dull, and where the creative director
slack. You need special Aaron De Mey has created
potion that can help in a bright palette using rich
cell renewal, and give your colours like indigo, red, and
face a better tone. One gold. The nail polish is a
such product just out in rich dark blue that will suit
the market is L’Oreal Paris almost all complexions. One
Derma Genesis Day warning though – wear
Cream SPF15, Rs 999. it on short nails, or else
Pro-Xylane and Hyaluronic people might take you for a
Acid in this water-based vampire.
moisturiser promote
skin cell regeneration.
Hyaluronic acid is the best
known moisturiser that
hydrates skin cells for more
toned look. SPF 15 protect Do
the skin from sun damage. Keep your lips soft and supple, so that you can wear this
The formula is an oil-in- season’s favourite lip look – matte or stained lips. A dry matte
silicone water emulsion lip colour looks awful on flaky pout. To get your smooth and
which gives the skin a soft soft apply some softening lip balm like Forest Essentials
feel, and a silky appearance. Lush Sweet Narangi Lip Balm, Rs 375. Let its sweet
almond oil, cocoa butter soak in, then rub a soft wash cloth
over the lips to slough off flakes. Reapply and wait for five
minutes before wearing your lipstick. The sweet lime essential
oil gives off a whiff of freshness.

Don’t Do
Let grime settle on your Choose a hydrating
skin, as you slack off on formula when picking up
your skin care. You will a foundation, especially
lose your glow, and the if you have dry skin. Your
freshness in your skin. Now foundation should have a
if you are looking to wear balanced blend of water
the season’s illuminated and oil to enable easy
no makeup look, then your application. This will also
skin needs to be free from ensure that the foundation
all the gunk. A good face does not settle into the
wash is the first step to flaky areas, making the skin
that. Try the latest Nivea look mask like. Canadian
Visage Refreshing Face makeup brand Faces has
Wash, Rs 99. The lotus introduced its Hydro
extracts and added vitamins Balance Foundation,
in the gel wash helps clean Rs 499, which gives
the skin without stripping dry, prone to flakes skin
off the natural moisture. a smooth appearance
Retains hydration levels without weighing it down.
of the skin. So you get It is water based with oil
squeaky clean, supple skin. content, that glides on the
It’s easy to use, and easy to skin for long lasting natural
stash-in-the-purse design coverage.
will ensure clean skin
always.

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beauty LESSONS
Style Rules...
1. For the corporate working woman it’s
not necessary to wear expensive pieces at
work. That can be too staid, and plain.
2. Keep your pieces eclectic, yet not to flashy.
It should be an accent in your entire attire.
3. When wearing one my pieces choose your
clothes around it rather than the piece
around the clothes.
4. You need to be more experimental, and try
interesting pieces. Wear just one accent
piece – a charm bracelet, or a nice neck
piece, or a striking earring.
5. Don’t wear all together, and don’t stick to
single strings of pearl. Try beads instead.
6. If you sport short hair, then avoid danglers
at work. It will be a mismatch.
7. Try different neck pieces as it’s a big trend
today. You can wear just that with your
simple shirt and trouser for an subtle
glamour.

Go With One
Accent Piece
You’ve got your heavy formal jewellery, all chunky and shining, and then you have
your minimalist solitaires. So what do you do when rushing off to work you want a
little something more than simple studs. You need your accent, and that’s what Delhi-
based jewellery designer Neety Singh decided to do when she created her collection
‘MYOHO’ – a range with a hint of mysticism. Each piece is unique in creation as
Singh has blended different materials going something as basic as wood to semi
precious stones, to gold and diamond. In fact her line is a blend of Indian craftwork
and western designs – not too traditional, not too modern. So we asked Neety to share
her sartorial secrets when it comes to wearing jewellery...

Five pieces that every girl


should own...
1. The lapis lazuli necklace with haldali work
goes with every dress, and every occasion
2. Black onyx earring with interchangeable
drops – comes in four colours, so you have
four different ear pieces to match your
dress.
3. Wooden broad cuff with inlay of diamond,
ruby, and emerald.
4. A yellow topaz art deco ear pieces that can
be work with your formal trouser, and your
cocktail trouser.
5. Amethyst, and mother of pearl pendant
with inlay of pearl, emerald, and jade –
this can be worn on a thin chain, and
works beautifully with salwar, kameez sets.

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L’OREAL
IRAYA MORPHY RESIST
AAROGYA RICHARDS & SHINE
TAILA, NEUTRO- EPITRAVEL TITANIUM
YSL RS 250 GENA DEEP EPILATOR, NAIL PAINT
TRÉSOR The fragrance CLEAN Rs 1495 IN MERLOT
D’AFRIQUE might be GENTLE It’s so compact RED,
COLLECTOR strong but SCRUB, and fit nicely in RS 400
SUN we loved the RS 95 our bag that we We were excited
POWDER, way this body Our irritated skin did not worry to wear this fire
RS 2,370 oil relaxed did take to this about last minute engine red that
We loved this our aching scrub as fish to cleaning up made us feel all
amplified muscles. water. The soft unwanted hair. flirty and über
bronzer’s The blend of round exfoliat- This handy little glam. The chip
sculpting sesame oil, ing beads in the epilator with a resist colour
prowess. We rice protein, scrub did not narrow strip of stayed on despite
got the most turmeric, nut scratch our skin, nine tweezers let us tapping away
natural looking grass, mimosa, and removed us clean up even at our keyboard.
highlights, sarsaparilla, the day’s grime. facial hair. It’s The titanium in
cheekbones, and bergamot and We used it daily battery operated the polish gives
a healthy glow. It vetiver left our without over so you don’t have it that resistance,
beautifully works skin soft, and scrubbing our to worry about and goes on easily
on all skin tones. mildly scented. face. plugging in. in single stroke.

BEAUTY’S
Fave 5 A skin illuminating bronzer, a
massage oil, a chip resist polish,
a travel friendly hair remover,
and clearing scrub top charts
this month

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Amrita Rao
She is beautiful, has a delicate charm, and a bit of old-fashioned Otherwise I prefer to keep
it clean. I make sure I clean
sweetness. But that’s something Amrita Rao has decided to stow the makeup off at the end
away, instead show her sultry, sensuous side. Pretty Ms Rao first of the day.
hit the circuit when she auditioned for Fairever Face Cream. She Hair care regimen:
was studying Psychology in Sophia College, Mumbai. Very soon she I do my weekly head and
scalp massage with oil. I
signed up to appear as the Cadbury Perk eating bride breaking rules do it with pure almond oil
of Karwa Chauth. By the time she appeared in the Bru Coffee ads, because it is very beneficial.
I think it benefits me
Amrita had started getting film offers. But she stalled that till she than any other natural
graduated from college. She saw passable success with Shahid Kapur ingredient.
in Ishq Vishq (2003), followed by the Farah Khan entertainer Main Favourite makeup,
Hoon Na in 2004. But her delicate charm was captured best in Suraj skin and hair
products:
Barjatiya’s Vivaah, which was a commercial success with Shahid
I like the makeup brands
Kapoor again. Recently Amrita was chosen as the Vivel Shampoo like Bobbie Brown and Dior.
brand ambassador mainly because of her luscious locks. Here we For skin, calamine lotion
has been my magic potion.
catch up with Amrita, as she moves from being the cute girl next door I apply it as a primer,
to a glamourous babe in the world. under the base before the
makeup. I also apply it at
the end of the day after I
Her childhood: on the basis of their looks. Looks does not wash off my makeup. For
have anything to do with the character and my hair I use Vivel shampoo
My childhood was peaceful, innocent and and almond oil.
the personality of the person. So I would
naughty. I’ve got my share of spanking from
say good looking is something that is purely On bad hair days:
my Dad. But over all I think it was fun.
external. It’s nothing that you have gained
Meaning of looking good: by your mettle, rather it something you I think all of us have bad
never had a choice about. You don’t really hair days. For me a bad
Looking good, I think, is synonymous with hair day would be when
being attractive. Looking good is something get to choose your looks, when you are
born. in a photo shoot my hair
that is completely not achieved. It’s not is too limp and product
an accomplishment, because you are born Skin care regimen: refuses to hold, and despite
with it. So I think people who are good- my stylist’s efforts no
I keep my skin glowing by taking a lot of
looking should not count it as something volumising product can give
care, because my profession is such that I
to be proud of. In any case, I don’t find it me volume. That would be
have makeup on my face most of the time.
pleasant when people judge other people

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a bad hair day for me. I’ve
had it, too. But I think a
quick solution for a bad hair
day is to wear a cap or a
bandana scarf.
When skin feels bad:
When my skin is looking or
feeling bad, I go for a facial.
But I avoid the instruments
that pierce your skin for
removing black heads and
white heads. When I say a
facial I mean just relaxing
the facial muscles and
maybe a mask or a face
pack.
Favourite makeup
trick:
My favourite makeup trick
would be to use a lip-liner,
while applying a lipstick. It
accentuates your lips. And a
nice blush-on works well.
Makeup kit must
have:
Lip-liner, lipstick.
Wellness and fitness
mantra:
It would be to alternate
yoga with gym.
Relaxation
technique:
I like to relax and wind
down by talking to friends,
either on the phone or
meeting them in person or
by watching a very good
film.
Spa visits:
I can’t visit spas as often
as I should be. Given the
kind of stressful lives we
are leading, once a month
we should visit the spa. My
favourite spa treatment
would be a foot massage
and a head massage.
Best kept beauty
secret:
Well, for me it has always
been the calamine lotion. It
has helped me prevent the
bumps and rashes on my
skin that I used to get due
to too much makeup.

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beauty MONITOR
Lancome Comes To DLF
Promenade
Cheer up Delhi girls making a trip to
the DLF Promenade in Vasant Kunj.
You have a new destination to shop
for makeup, skincare, and fragrance.
Enter the Lancôme Boutique to an
array of luxurious skincare, makeup
products. You can get skin care and
makeup advice, and learn Lancôme’s
special technique of putting on the
colours. Try out the latest fragrances
and the Lancôme’s classics. Besides
the products the luxurious boutique
is set to pamper and indulge women
in a divine beauty ritual combined
with the best of science that
pleasures the senses.
Tanishq Launches Its
Largest Store
Looking to indulge your senses, and
create family heirlooms with unique
pieces of jewellery, then walk into
Chennai’s Usman Road Tanishq
Boutique – the brand’s largest
store in India. Here you are bound
to find all the pieces you need to
create your jewellery collection.
the wedding shopper’s paradise in
Chennai, this exclusive showroom
of 20,000 sq feet distributed over
3 floors, is committed to exciting
serious jewellery buyers with a
world class shopping experience. To
simplify the shopping experience,
this three-storey showroom has
set apart different floors for gold,
studded and diamond jewellery.
You don’t have to belong to the
city to shop here. A trip to the store
is worth it just to check out the L’Oreal Launches
facilities. Boutique
For the first time in India, L’Oreal
Paris brings to you its spectacular
world of Make Up, Skin Care and
Hair Care, at The Boutique. It offers
the entire range of L’Oréal Paris
products along with expert advice. A
permanent makeover/ skin analysis
section is located in the store so that
every consumer is able to try out
the latest products and trends. The
design of The Boutique has been
developed in Paris. Internationally
designed tester bars display the all
the products. Most of the materials
for the store have been sourced
internationally while recyclable, eco-
friendly paint, ‘green’ lighting and
other environment-friendly materials
have been used to create the look
for the store. To check out the latest
launches and schemes do drop
in at The Boutique at High Street
Palladium, Phoenix Mills Compound,
Mumbai.

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SKIN

Even Toned
Most dusky girls tend to suffer from dual skin tone problem with the cheek area being lighter than the chin, jaw line or the
sides of the face. Putting on makeup in such a situation can be a tricky business. You will need to invest in foundations in two
shades, one matching the colour of your jaw line and one a shade lighter. Mix the two, and apply it evenly, Blend carefully at
the jaw line, down the neck, and the temple area. Then use a translucent powder to set the base. To get a glowing skin, dust
some iridescent powder on the cheeks, temples and the bridge of the nose.
Gilt
Edged
Investing in gold is a good idea.
The sensex loves it and so do we.
A bit of yellow gold on the lids or
a dirty gold on the lips can get
your stocks soaring.
by Priyanka Bhattacharya

It is a hue that starts doing the rounds as the season


turns cooler, and our celebration garbs come out. Gold
is a colour that we Indian love and why not? It is a
shade that complements our skin tone – fairest to the
duskiest – beautifully. Makeup artists in India love to
highlight the face, shoulders, décolleté etc especially as
you hit the festive party, and wedding circuit.
While too much of gold in your coffers is good news,
but too much of it on your skin is definitely criminal.
Subtlety is the key. Play with various texture and colours
of gold – you can go matte or shimmery, clean or dirty,
yellow or bronze gold.

20 BEAUTY | OCTOBER 2009


image courtesy - MAC Cosmetics
One of the easiest ways
to brighten up your
complexion – a dash of
pearly gold blush on the
apple of your cheeks. This
season too you can play
up your complexion with
this shade. To add more
contour to your face blend
in a matte bronze gold
blush in the hollow of your
cheeks. Keep it elegant by
avoiding gold anywhere
else. Keep eyes neutral, and
lips shaded with a matte
brown or taupe lipstick.

Bullion dollar cheeks

BEAUTY | OCTOBER 2009 21


image courtesy - MAC Cosmetics
Bold gold lips

Gilded lips can kill your complexion if not


worn with caution. Instead of a yellow gold
hue choose a lipstick that has a darker bronze
hint to it. Another way to wear a gold lipper
is to apply a sheer peach or pink lipstick, and
then dabbing a gold lipgloss over it.

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Aureate lids

Gold best looks on the lids


where it can make your eyes
look vibrant without looking
too obvious. For just a subtle
glow take a sheer gold shadow
and apply on your upper lid
till just above the
crease, and extend it
slightly beyond the
outer corner. Then
apply the shadow
on the lower lid
close to the lashes.
Then draw the upper
and lower lash line
with a thin dark
liner – preferably
brown or bronze.
Use two coats of
mascara to open up
the eyes. This is a
great day look. Give
a brighter turn to
the gilt-lidded style
by applying a yellow
gold shadow on the
centre of your upper
lashes till just above the crease.
Blend in a circular motion and
keep inside the outer corner of
your eyes. For the smoky look
apply an antique gold shadow
all over the lid till the crease,
then blend in a bronze shadow
from the crease to the outer
corner, extending it slightly.
image courtesy - MAC Cosmetics

Line the lower lashes with a


bronze liner. Keep rest of the
face pretty low key with a soft
pink or nude gloss.

BEAUTY | OCTOBER 2009 23


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fresh face.
by Gayatri T Rao

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Plump is a bad word, but not
when it is used to describe
the skin. The plumper the skin
cells, the better it is for your
skin’s appearance. Sadly, the
cells thin out under the top
layer making it less elastic. The
fragile your skin gets, more
lined it looks – loss of moisture
making it appear dull. To retain
moisture, and sebum balance,
our skin naturally produces
hyaluronic acid – sustains the
skin’s texture. But as you age,
expose your skin to sun, or
your hormones play hooky,
the hyaluronic acid balance in
your skin goes topsy turvy. The
sebum producing glands start
drying up. The result; dry, loose
skin that has lost its glow – in
turn its youthfulness. You may
take pride in being a mature
35, but your skin need not
show that maturity.
Visible aging starts at the
age of 25-30 when the skin cell
renewal slows down. Between
the ages of 30 and 35,
expression lines become more
prominent as collagen and
elastin start to break down.
Static lines begin to appear
around 35-40 years. Deeper
lines begin to etch around the
mouth and eyes, and furrows
appear on the forehead. Skin
becomes noticeably drier. So
by the time you reach your
40’s skin reaches a pretty
high level of fragility. So it is a
good idea to look into ways of
diminishing the appearance by
the time you reach your 30’s.

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Notes On Juvederm
Juvederm, the latest in dermal fillers to come use, patients will see the effect remaining longer
to India, is smooth consistency gel made up of and longer as time goes by. “Since it mimics body’s
hyaluronic acid. Dr Stefania Roberts, who is a natural hyaluronic acid, so it helps in regeneration,
trained Juverderm professional, stresses that this which means better looking skin for longer. As you
gel is better than most available in the market. “We keep doing this treatment the duration of the effect
have a number of hyaluronic acids in the market. gets longer and longer over time,” she says.
The hyaluronic acid fillers currently available in the
market are gritty and granular in texture. Juvederm However there is one caveat. You have to sign
gives a smoother texture and it’s got a more natural up with a trained cosmetic dermatologist for this
feel about it. It functions for more than cleansing treatment. In case your doctor is an amater with
tissues. It’s a natural product. Juvederm consists of this, then you might face the problem of over
a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the correction. Results are totally depended on doctor’s
skin for a smooth, natural look and feel different understanding of your skin, anatomy and aging
from the ones currently available in the market,” she process. Always follow up with your doc, if you feel
explains. What makes this brand stand out is the something amiss.
longevity of the effect. Juverderm keeps your skin
With Juvederm you can correct mistakes. “First of
smooth, and line-free for up to 12 months. Doctors
all it is not permanent, which means that it is fully
who use it on patients claim that with continuous
absorbed by the body eventually. For example if a
little more of product is put on one side of the lip
than the other then your doctor can actually dissolve
that with the help of an enzyme, which is the eraser.
You won’t feel it but it is there. But you can totally
get rid of it before the 12 months duration. This
happens very rarely. I’ve used the eraser on less than
0.5 % of the patients. Rightly done, you won’t feel
that something has been done. Not rightly done, it’s
obvious that something has been done. We want
to move away from that. We just want the patient
to look good. You should not be able to guess. You
should just look good,” she says.

and revolumize it.” Dermal fillers are want the face to look quite natural.
Fill the Lines hyaluronic acid based product that is So collagen has been superseded
Go ahead squint at the PC screen as injected into a patient’s trouble areas to worldwide by hyaluronic acid - 70
much as you like, for help is at hand. restore what time has taken away. percent of our body and 50 percent of
In the form of dermal fillers that is - our skin has hyaluronic acid. This non-
Fillers can either be permanent or
those little molecules of hyaluronic acid, permanent filler is revertible and they
non-permanent. Permanent fillers
which can be injected into the fine lines can completely go away. This means
are for a long period of time, but it
to give your skin a plumper appearance. that we can fill the lines based on the
can make the face appear abnormal.
Giving an example of how fillers skin’s actual aging condition. This also
So slowly there is a shift away from
work, Dr Stefania Roberts, Member gives a very natural look,” adds Dr
permanent fillers. The most popular
of Advisory Board For Juvederm (the Roberts.
if them all is collagen. It was the
dermal filler brand from Allergan) says,
gold standard in the 80’s. It was
“To give a parallel – it is like applying
non-resorbable which meant very
Add Extra Oomph
putty in the hole in a wall. It is the
unexpected and artificial results While dermal fillers are a must for
same concept. If there is a groove that
furrowed skin, they can also be used
we want to erase in the skin, we can “If you would see in the 1960s,
on younger skin – as young as 25 – to
put fillers in there for the skin to look ‘70s or ‘80s, we have cases where the
enhance the natural glow, making it
smoother. And we can utilize the fillers patient’s jaws looked fat and out of
appear translucent and luminous. There
in there to give a nice shape to the face proportion to the rest of the face. We
are options like fraxel or fractional

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laser treatments to even out skin tone, to enhance their features – getting better. And you know as we age, we
Botox to remove frown lines. However cheekbones, or lifting the brows. The want to look better and age gracefully.”
dermal fillers can really make your ones with older skin obviously need
skin appear young and supple. The dermal fillers to restore what time has Going For a Session
difference between Botox and dermal taken away. Dermal fillers are beneficial Dr Roberts compares the treatment
fillers is that Botox is a purified protein in many ways. She explains, “What we to a chemical peel, where the skin’s
that is injected into muscles, and Filler are trying to do here is to volumize the texture is first judged. Based on the
is a an acid that mimics skin’s natural face, so that the beauty is enhanced. results the amount of filler is prescribed.
acid. The results of botox are not We don’t want the patient to look like In fact when you are getting a filler
seen immediately. It takes 4-5 days to a caricature. I think we just need to treatment ensure to work with your
2 weeks to kick in and it relaxes the look at the Hollywood celebrities and cosmetic dermatologist all the way –
muscles. The effect of fillers is seen as say that’s not right. We will not follow cooperate by answering about your
soon as they are injected into the skin. what they did. What we are doing is lifestyle as openly as possible.
that we are just enhancing what you
According to Dr Roberts there is no The procedure itself is pretty simple.
already have. You go to the beautician
specific time in the life of an individual “In terms of prepping we apply Chlor-
to get your brow shaped. What we are
for using fillers on the skin. It all boils hexadine, an anti-septic solution on the
doing is give the brow a little bit of
down to the condition of your skin. In skin before giving the injections. That
curvature, with Juvederm. This is a little
fact younger people even those with is what we do before doing any kind
more medical and it makes people feel
great skin can seek a filler treatment

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of procedure. Then we mark the area, had fillers done and looks really good in
where we need to do the procedure. her 70s. As opposed to Bridget Arden,
And then apply the anaesthetic cream who chose not to have it done. Do
and then the injections. The pain factor you need to do it? No. Do you have
is low due to the local anaesthesia we a choice to do it? Yes. And what’s
use. You might need few injections to out there? Dermatology of cosmetic
correct the area,” she informs. medicine is exploding and people want
to look better.”
A whole lot of good Dermal fillers work on the prime
Taking dermal filler treatment is pretty beauty need- keeping the skin looking
much personal decision. According good. You feel beautiful and confident
to Dr Roberts, going for dermal filler when your skin glows. “I have found
treatment is similar to getting your hair, that patients do better socially and at
your manicure or your pedicure done. work after a filler treatment. So, there
“You try to cut down years by using is a direct co-relation between looking
beauty product. Is it mandatory? No. It good, feeling good and projecting
is entirely your decision. You can take that to the rest of the world,” says the
the example of Sophia Loren, who’s doctor.
HAIR

Pinned
To Perfection
Didn’t think that plain old bobby pins could become
a key accessory? Well they are now. These easy to
access and use hair grips can look great when used
in numbers to hold a style. Try picking up ones in
different colours, or in metallic hue. If nothing plain
black ones will also do. Can’t do an elaborate do with
this? Simply use five to six pins together on the side to
hold your hair.
Sweet
Sophisticate
Buns are classic up dos. Season after season they remain popular albeit in
different forms. Right now wear your sleeked, polished, and with lots of élan.
by Ruby Chakraborty

Never let it be said that buns are for matrons, librarians, or old ladies. It is as young and fresh as it can get that keep coming
up on the ramp year after year. Last time round the buns were low, teased, and had lots of texture. In fact it is one of easiest
styles to wear to fight the frizzies or to hide a failed styling attempt. A quick twisting of the low ponytail around the base and
pinned was all you needed to do. But that’s changed now. For a more sophisticated turn the buns have gone way up on the
head. Not a hair is out of place. You will need to arm yourself with light hold gel, shine spray, and mousse, definitely pins.

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Top Knot

This is a classic style that is more sleek, and higher


on the head than ever. To get the look smooth
some light hold gel through the top part of your
head. Then pull your hair into a high ponytail
almost on the top of your head, and twist it into
a bun. You can either tease the bun for a more
textured look, or wrap a hair wrap (like shown
here) around the bun for a sleek look. Since
this is an ultra smooth style, keep your makeup
sophisticated, and highlight your lips with a bright
lipstick, and glowing skin.

Braid In

Give a softer look to


your top knot by lacing
in some braids to the
knot. Start by spraying
some smoothing spray
into the strands; use a
straightening iron to iron
out the kinks. Then divide
your hair at the top your
head into four sections.
Weave in braids close to
the scalp till you reach
the top of your head;
braid two longer plats
at the side of your head
just above the ears. Then
pull up your tresses into a
ponytail and roll it loosely
to create a fan like bun on
top. Pin, and then wrap
the braids at side around
the base of the bun.

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Double Cinnabun

This is a sophisticated take on top knot. It can


be worn to formal events, or even by the bride
who is dressing in a traditional garb. This kind
of style can hold the head cover very firmly,
giving you a slimmer silhouette. This is like a
top knot, but it is slightly lower at the back.
Roll and twist the ponytail tightly around the
base to create a Danish bun like structure, fix it.
Then attach a small hair switch (smaller bun) on
top of the cinnabun to get a Grecian style.

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It is one of the easiest
buns to pull off. Simply
sleek back hair using as
smoothing spray. Then
take the hair to one
side of the head at the
back – higher than the
nape, in the middle.
Make a ponytail and
then start rolling your
hair into a pipe and
take it across the head,
pinning the roll as you
go. Then finish off at
the base of the ponytail
by tucking in the ends
securely with pins.

Pipe Roll

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Truth About
Poker
Straight Strands
Straight hair may seem simple, but keeping it shiny and smooth is tricky business.
For the straight talk on straight hair, here are the blunt basics.
by Mansi Bhatt

Most of you girls have a fetish for straight silken strands. For that you go
to no ends – hair rebonding, ironing, blow-drying. You do get straight hair,
but the shine vanishes even as you go swishing your tresses. That’s because
there are four essential truths that you overlook.

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So read on as we reveal the secret behind great looking straight hair:
Shampooing Styling
• To keep straight hair in line, • If your hair is looking a little
gently brush or finger-comb dull, try a small amount of
your hair before getting into the smoothening conditioner. It
shower. will give your hair smoothness
and shine. Condition the entire
• When washing your hair, treat strand, working up from tips to
it delicately. Gently massage roots.
in shampoo starting at the
roots—not the ends—and • After gently toweling off hair to
working down. Never pile hair remove excess moisture, apply
on top of your head. an anti-frizz serum to hair, again
working through from tips to
• Wash with warm, but not roots. It will tame the flyaways.
hot, water. Make sure to rinse
thoroughly to help prevent • Next, blow-dry hair until it is
residue buildup, which can half dry. Always keep the angle
make hair flat. Use a clarifying of the dryer downwards to
shampoo once a week to help avoid cuticles from puffing up.
remove unwanted residue for a
• Divide into sections using hair
squeaky-clean start.
clips to keep it separated.
• For everyday use, wash with Reduce the heat to cooler
creamy smoothening shampoo setting and attach a nozzle
Maintenance
to keep your straight hair to blow dry each section
defined and disciplined. separately with a flat paddle • To keep your style straight day-
brush, starting from the roots to-day, never use your brush on
Conditioning and following the brush down, wet hair. It can pull and break
keeping hair taut. The brush will hair leaving it frizzy and dull. A
• Conditioner is key to creating
aid in keeping hair straight as wide-toothed comb is the best
shine and preserving hair health.
you dry, and the cooler air will way to detangle and distribute
Think of it as your personal
help lock in the style. styling products when hair is
defender against damage.
wet.
• When hair is completely dry, use
• Conditioner helps to lay the hair
a flat iron to polish the look. • Always use a thermal protection
cuticles flat thus reflecting more
Choose a ceramic iron—it evenly serum –most hair serums work
light, which makes the hair look
distributes heat to help reduce like that - on your strands
shiny.
damaging hot spots. Look before using a blow-dryer or a
• Make sure to rinse well, because for one with a 3-inch paddle, straightening iron.
buildup will put a dull damper which works well for most hair
• To keep hair healthy, limit your
on your style. lengths.
use of styling tools. When you
• If it is volume you want, • Finish off with a spritz of shine need to use a heated appliance,
condition only the middle and hairspray with a flexible hold to use it on a low setting whenever
ends of your hair where it’s keep your smooth look in place possible to help prevent
most susceptible to damage. If for hours. excessive damage.
you’re looking for some shine,
condition the entire strand.
• If you have very fine hair, and
fear it getting weighed down,
then use a leave in variety from
the middle to the tip of your
strands. Avoid getting it to the
roots, that can really flatten your
straight hair.

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Deal With
Damage
Split ends, broken strands, hair that doesn’t grow are all signs
of stressed out tress. Tresspert Thomas J Taw explains the ins
and outs of great hair and how to get it.
by By Gayatri T Rao.

It is a hue that starts doing the rounds as the season turns cooler, and our
celebration garbs come out. Gold is a colour that we Indian love and why
not? It is a shade that complements our skin tone – fairest to the duskiest
– beautifully. Makeup artists in India love to highlight the face, shoulders,
décolleté etc especially as you hit the festive party, and wedding circuit.
While too much of gold in your coffers is good news, but too much of
it on your skin is definitely criminal. Subtlety is the key. Play with various
texture and colours of gold – you can go matte or shimmery, clean or dirty,
yellow or bronze gold.

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Indian hair types since there are a lot
of Indians in the UK where I come
from. Indian hair tends to be a little
bit thicker, a little bit wavier and quite
strong but can tend to be quite dry.
It is naturally wavy or curly and more
likely to become damaged naturally.
Symptoms of damage are loss of shine,
easy tangling and dry texture and it can
also become unmanageable.
How to prevent hair damage:
Prevention is better than cure. By
avoiding the conditions and treatments
harmful to hair, you can also have
flowing, glossy, long and lovely locks.
However, there are some conditions
which cannot be avoided. Though
blow-drying is better than hair ironing,
you have to avoid blow-drying your
hair to complete loss of moisture. Some
moisture should be left on to be taken
care of naturally. After a hair wash,
condition your hair to cause it less harm
while brushing since the process makes
“The array of techniques used and Definition of damaged hair: Most
it less entangled. A protein rich diet not
the products that are prescribed to essential and important part of one’s
only keeps the whole body healthy but
your hair keep it in optimum condition, appearance, healthy, good-looking hair
also beautifies your hair with a healthy
maintain shine and manageability and is tough working for. Damaged hair
glow.
keep your hair feeling like you have takes away an individual’s good looks
always wanted it to. The haircut should from them. Simply said, a hair is a chain Tips for sensitized strands: Go for
be customized to suit your hair texture of proteins called keratins covered by a a regular treatment program. There
and the colour should work with your cuticle, a protective layer, which appears is a need to use products containing
own skin tone and eye shades. This shiny. Obviously the shine in your hair protein and moisture. You also need to
philosophy, executed with care and is from the cuticle and damaged cuticle use conditioner after wash. Hair also
attention to detail, ensures an ever translates into lifeless looking, damaged requires intensive treatment at least
growing loyal following,” says Thomas hair. The indications of damage are the once a week.
J Taw, damaged hair care expert, cuticle becoming rough, chipped or
Working with Sunsilk for stressed
consultant Sunsilk, and founder of cracked. The cuticle can even wear off.
tress: We are working on a damage
London-based salon Bobsoho Another function of the cuticle is to
reconstruction program designed to
prevent water loss. Loss of moisture will
Trained by Italian mentors, Tom help repair protein levels of the cuticle
have the same results as when a plant is
Taw, as he is usually called, has worked of hair which makes the hair stronger,
deprived of water.
in Italy and European countries. He smoother and healthier. I have to put
is the director/founder of Bobsoho How does hair get damaged: my expertise in this area of dry and
salon where he continues to develop Hair gets damaged mostly in two damaged hair. These are a range of
and nurture his own special brand of ways – mechanical damage and products co-created with Sunsilk,
hairdressing. For him hair is a thing chemical damage. Mechanical damage which already has a cutting edge
of natural beauty rather than a thing occurs due to too much heat, bad technology. To create a product that
to conceal it as an unmanageable maintenance, excessive straightening, we believe is the best in the world. Hair
and high manageable and high excessive relaxing and combing hair too anyway contains the same ingredients
maintenance carbuncle. According to hard when wet. Blow-drying, curling universally. It will work for Indian
him condition is the key to beautiful or straightening hair with hair iron or women also, because the products
hair. His whole career has been using hair rollers subjects our tresses to have been designed to improve and
focused on reversing damaged hair. His heat, too. On the other hand, chemical restructure damaged hair, wherever
knowledge and expertise for restoring damage results from excessive colouring you live in the world. And yes, these
and recovering dry or damaged hair is and excessive perming of hair. Ultra products will work on all kinds of hair.
recognized within the industry and by violet rays of the sun, chemicals and a
his clients alike. poor diet are also reasons behind the
splitting of our beauty indicators. Keep
Taw’s main passion is in Bobsoho,
your hair wet for long only goes on to
where he makes your experience of a
damage the hair.
good haircut, a great one. He tell us
about damaged hair and how to make Characteristics of Indian hair type:
it good: I have had lots of chance to examine

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WELLNESS

Stretch it
Start your day with a good stretch as you get out of bed. It is
one of the best ways to warm up the muscles, and relieve stress.
An early morning stretch helps bring flexibility, and wake up the
mind and body. Mid afternoon stretch while sitting at your work
desk can take away muscles knots and kinks in the neck. It also
relaxes the mind. Remember to do warm up stretch before your
exercise routine, and a cool down stretch after it to keep your
joints, and muscles flexible and moving.
How
much
is enough Hitting the gym daily for an hour may
not be really necessary; even 20 minutes
of yoga can get looking good. Everyone
needs to do it differently when it comes to
weightloss.

You need to sweat it out 45 minutes per day just to stay fit, while your
friend looks svelte exercising for 20 minutes every alternate day. It all actually
boils down to your metabolism and your dietary habits. Doctors and fitness
experts do indicate that at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week is a good
number that can keep you fit and away from major health risks. But in reality
things might just be a little bit different. Poor diet and physical inactivity,
resulting in an energy imbalance (more calories consumed than expended),
are the most important factors contributing to the increase in weight in us.
What really decides your actual amount of exercise is your natural
propensity to gain weight. So you can be doing the 30 minutes routine every
week, but you still find it hard to lose weight. That’s when you will need to
up the ante. You will need to add more.

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guidelines; you will need to strive to get in as
much physical activity as you can on most days: 30
minutes a day if you’re a person of normal body
weight and you just want the health benefits of
being physically active, 60 minutes if you want to
control your weight, and 90 minutes if you want to
lose and sustain.
Making Room for Exercise
So we need to make time to exercise and find
a way to work the recommended amount of
Beyond the 30 Minute Threshold physical activity into a busy schedule, whether its
30 minutes or 90. The good news: you can do it in
It’s not like we haven’t heard it before: Exercise bits and pieces.
is an essential part of the health equation, and 30
minutes a day is where it begins. There is enormous “The reason is that the effects of exercise are
scientific information to support this. Meeting the cumulative. It doesn’t have to be done all at once.
30-minute threshold will help a person maintain It’s like loose change in your pocket -- it all adds up
a healthy weight and reap health benefits like at the end of the day and meets the threshold. So
lowering the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, while you don’t need to spend hours at the gym
diabetes, and hypertension. every day, you do have to get the heart pumping.

From there, the amount of physical activity a Whatever activity it is, you need to move your
person needs climbs, depending on his weight body to the degree that it’s making you breathe
status. For those who are following the 30-minute faster or harder.
guideline and gaining weight anyway, they may But what happens if you miss a day?
need as much as 60 minutes a day to prevent Theoretically, you can’t make up for lost time if you
weight gain. And at the high end of the spectrum miss a day of exercise. But in reality, energy balance
is 90 minutes of exercise every day. means that if you burn more calories on the other
The 90-minute recommendation is for people days, you will in a sense make up for it. But the
who were significantly overweight, but managed bigger problem for most of us is falling off the
to lose a substantial amount of weight, and seek to exercise wagon, and never getting back on.
maintain that weight loss in the long term. In fact So when you miss a day, don’t try to pack
studies show that people who need to maintain more into your next workout so that you feel so
their weight loss, they will have to keep their overwhelmed that you never exercise again. At the
physical activity levels high for an extended period. very least, squeeze some push-ups or sit-ups in at
Agreed that even doing 30 minutes daily is a the end of the day, and get back into your routine
tough call. But if you want to remain healthy and the next.
keep that extra flab at bay then staying with the So when it comes to the recommendation of 30-
stopwatch is the need. 90 minutes of physical activity on most days -- can
it possibly be done? Yes, if you make it a priority.
Is thrice a week enough?
Not so it seems. According to health guidelines
released in the US in 2005 explains that you need
more than moderate physical activity to remain
healthy, slim, and fit. In fact if we are to follow the
examples of our non-technology using ancestors;
they did more than 90 minutes of physical activity,
and had strong bodies. Even today the farming
class in the country have more toned body than the
city slickers.
So we actually need to accumulate even more
physical activity if we want to effectively control
weight. According to the American health

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Courtesy: webMD
Working in the Workouts
Here are some suggestions for becoming physically active:
• Start by remembering that physical activity doesn’t
always mean the dreaded “e” word: exercise. Encourage
yourself to be physically active by doing things you
actually enjoy. Make a list of things you like to do that
are active, and find ways to fit them in.”
• Make it a group event. Take a walk with your family, go
for a walk with friends at lunch, take your kids to the
park and play with them instead of sitting on the bench.
• Go for the tried and true. Take the stairs instead of the
elevator, and park your car further away from the office.
These are small ways to incorporate regular physical
activity into your daily routine that add up over the If you meet the
course of the day. 30-minute guideline
• Find new things to do. Try swimming, hiking, cycling, consistently for an
dancing -- something new and different. There are so extended period
many things that are physically active that are fun, so and gain weight
make it a priority to do those things. It’s good for your anyway, you are one
physical and mental well-being. of the people who
• Find a support system, and reward yourself. You are needs more than
more likely to succeed with adopting increased physical that to maintain
activity if they build good social support around the energy balance. This
activity. Be active with a family member or a friend, and all comes down to
set up a reward system together so when you achieve the individual, and
something, like being active on 90% of the days you how they act on
agree to, go to the movies or go out for a healthy dinner. the guidelines. But
whatever be your
• Start with 30. Meet that 30-minute guideline and see number, keep in mid
if there is a problem with weight management. Lots of this goal: Balance
people who are not meeting that 30-minute guideline energy and weight
and work up to it will find that their weight will stabilize status, make it fun
or they may lose weight. From there, you can determine and meet your goals
whether the 60- or 90-minute recommendation is right in a way you enjoy.
for you.

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OK Smile
Please
Know how to promote your oral health
to fight teeth’s natural aging process, and
keep your teeth healthy and strong.
by Gayatri T Rao

You are really careful about every aspect of your health. You brave the dentist’s chair every
six months to keep your pearlies in top shape. So it must have been surprising when you
felt that twinge at the back of your teeth as you sipped cold drink. The fault is not really
yours. By the time you reach your 35th year, your teeth starts aging – meaning teeth start
looking more yellow, gums get thinner, and enamel thins out leading to sensitised teeth.
According to dentists, your 45th year can mark many changes in your dental structure by
making the teeth appear longer and larger
as gums recede, and the shape of the jaw
loosens.
In fact with age, many tooth problems
start arising. Explaining the signs, dentist
Dr. Mukul Dabholkar of Mumbai-based
International Centre For Dental Care says,
“However regularly you brush tartar is
formed on everybody’s teeth. The first thing
that happens is the gums or the gingiva gets
inflamed and gingivitis occurs. The swollen
portions become bigger catchment areas
for dirt and food particles. The gums recede
due to pressure from the tartar. From there gingivitis progresses to Periodontitis, where
the gums, the surrounding structures and the bone get inflamed. Then you get loss of
gum tissue. You get black coloured triangular areas at the junction of gums and the teeth,
which look like that when you are aged. As you grow older, the gums shrink. The teeth
get brittle. The nerves inside the teeth get smaller. The gums get more fragile. The main
dental worries are gum disease, yellowing teeth, gaps forming in teeth, teeth jutting out

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and loss of teeth.”
As you grow older, your mouth also tends to get drier,
which means less production of saliva – an important thing
that keeps the teeth and gums clean. This also gives rise to
oral cavity problems. In fact dentists say that it is a good idea
reduce the length of the lower teeth, within the normal
to visit your dentist at least twice or thrice a year after you
parameters. Even if you lose teeth for some reason, they
cross your 30’s. Besides natural aging process, reasons like
can be replaced by non-expensive methods. When we
not brushing teeth well, not massaging the gum well, tartar
do these cosmetic dentistry treatments, we see a drastic
build-up, and excessive acidity on the mouth can also cause
change in a person’s self esteem,” he adds.
teeth to decay or get affected.
In fact you should rush to your dentist the moment you Getting the falsies
notice swollen or bleeding gums, foul smell in the mouth, It is quite common to lose a teeth or two post 35.
ulcers, or loose teeth. Early detection and treatment of oral You are more prone to it if you have a history of tooth
health problems can ensure a lifetime of good oral health. problems in your earlier years. Now you don’t have to go
gap-toothed. Today doctors offer such lovely dentures
On the dentist’s chair that can mimic your real set wonderfully. You can try the
partial denture when you lose one or
more teeth. Fixed dentures are also
available. When a single tooth or more
are missing, you can take support of
the teeth on either side and give fixed
dentures known as bridges. Bridges can
come in various qualities. “In addition
to these, without touching the teeth on
either side of the space of a lost tooth,
without taking their support, artificial
roots called implants can be made
within the bone and a cap, resembling
a natural tooth, can be put on top,”
explains Dr Dhabolkar. The removable
dentures are not expensive. The bridges
are more expensive and the implants
are the costliest. There are different
qualities in dentures, bridges and
implants.
“The removable dentures have to be
washed with soap and water everyday
after every meal. Never wear them at
night. Soak them in water with oxygen-
releasing tablets and powders available
Dr Dabholkar insists that you don’t have to live with these with the chemists, at night. This is done
conditions. “The teeth jutting out can be corrected in a to remove the debris and give it a fresh taste. Never use a
similar way as done in a young adult. Today, bracing even in tooth brush on them, in case you scratch them. For fixed
a 60 year old elderly person can also be done provided the bridges regular cleaning with the dentist is recommended
bone condition is good. Previously, bracing could be done because it keeps the teeth and the gums healthy. Regular
only from the outside. Now-a-days, we can do bracing from visits to the dentist increase the life of your fixed dentures
the inside. The length of the teeth can be covered up by and implants. Once people get dentures the gums can
detachable party gums. Besides that it is possible to restore get damaged further, which can be avoided. As you grow
the vertical relationship of the face. It is also possible to bring older, the gums shrink. So every 3-4 years you have to
the lower jaw to the original position.” change the dentures or tighten and realign them,” Dr.
Mukul Dabholkar enlightens.
With cosmetic dentistry dentists today can take 10-15
years off the face. With cosmetic dentistry you can remove
the black triangles, yellowness, and change asymmetry,
protrusion of the teeth and any parameters that are missing
can be corrected. “There are 33 parameters to a perfect
smile. Among them, is mentioned a specific length to
breadth proportion. If you want to make a person look
younger, you can increase the length of the upper teeth and

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Essentials to
Healthy Teeth
1 The protection of teeth should 5 Using dental floss and proxabrush can act better, so that your teeth are
start from childhood. If a person has keeps space between teeth clean so protected.
not taken care of their teeth as a young that swelling of the gums and tooth
person, it is never too late. decay can be avoided.
9 The smallest cavities should be
filled immediately, so that the problem
2 Brush twice a day. Brushing at 6 Whitening of teeth or bleaching does not get aggravated.
night is more important than brushing is useful, not only to whiten the teeth
in the morning. but also to tighten gums. This can
10 Always insist on a tooth
coloured metal-free composite filling
be done once in 3-4 years. There are
3 The toothpaste from a maintenance whiteners also available,
since they are much superior. Never
multinational company is best. There go for a silver filling, which is actually
which can be used in the interim. Never
are a lot of tooth powders in the an amalgam of silver and the mercury
use any teeth whitener off the shelf.
market and some people use salt. Both starts slowly poisoning you.
Unless it is done under the supervision
are gritty and scratch and damage of a doctor and done scientifically, it
the enamel of the tooth and lacerate
11 The teeth except the wisdom
will not work properly. teeth support each other. If you remove
the gums. The toothpaste you use
a single tooth, the shape and position
should have an optimum amount of 7 Never brush harder to remove of the surrounding teeth change in the
fluoride in it, since it is good for not the yellowness of teeth. It will only
next 15 years. So, it is imperative that
only caries protection but also your scratch off the enamel. Due to the
you do not lose the tooth and save the
health. Statistics say that 30 % of hard brushing the gums also get more
tooth by root canal treatment.
the toothpaste used while brushing irritated and are pushed away. They also
is ingested by even the adults! Too cause man made cavities called Class 5 12 Edentulous ridges must be
much or too little of fluoride is bad. cavities. regularly massaged with finger at the
When fluoride comes in contact with time of cleaning the mouth.
the enamel of the tooth, it forms flour 8 However much you brush, tartar
apatite. This is a protective layer, which is formed in everybody’s teeth and to 13 Tongue should be cleaned
makes the tooth further resistant to avoid complications, a cleaning session thoroughly with a tongue cleaner.
tooth decay. should be taken up with your dentist
every 6 months. This should start at an 14 If proper care is taken, one
4 Use an electric toothbrush, so that early age. The cleaning removes the can have healthy teeth and gums
the fluoride absorption efficiency is tartar, the polish removes the plaque throughout the life span of the
increased. and the pellicle and then the fluoride individual.

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INSIDER’S
GUIDE

Hand ream
with a
C ause
It feels good when a beauty product really delivers results. It feels even better when you know
that your cream is delivering more than just soft skin – helping someone somewhere in the
world. The Body Shop’s new hand cream does that. The profits from the sales go to raise
awareness about child prostitution, and child trafficking for sexual purposes. Christopher Davis,
International Campaigns Director for The Body Shop talks to Priyanka Bhattacharya about
the passion and reason behind this project:
Why did The Body Shop decide to recession and the drop in income the global trade in children and young
work on this project with ECPAT? amongst families. Deterioration people for sexual purposes. All our
The Body Shop as a part of its in the living conditions of entire stores will bring the Stop Sex Trafficking
commitment towards better society households can induce children and of Children & Young People campaign
seeks issues that it can support and young people to abandon school issue to public attention through
highlight to improve the state of in order to contribute to the family posters, and promotional matter. We
such issues. With recent news about income, exposing them to harmful have a special product like Soft Hands
how children are getting abused and situations that lead to their being Kind Heart Hand Cream, proceeds
exploited, we realised that this is an sexually exploited in prostitution, child from which will go to fund this cause.
issue that really needs global attention. pornography and in other forms. Due In fact our customers can participate
So we partnered with ECPAT – it works to poverty situations, the traffickers also and make a difference by buying this
towards reducing child exploitation – take advantage of the children, and product. We create special products for
to expose this issue and create better these kids have really little power to every one of our campaigns.
awareness amongst nations. We fight back and escape. This is not only What is your commitment to the
needed to reveal the true picture of encouraging people who pay for sex, issue?
the full extent of the sex trafficking but also paedophiles. This also leaves
of children and young people. We these children scarred for life. So our We have few important goals like to
wanted to help find a solution to this main aim is to bring about awareness, create community-based programmes
terrible exploitation of the young and and encourage people to join this to stop this issue, to get the
vulnerable. We believe there is hope campaign so that the vulnerable group international legal standards in place
and that with public support and effort can see a better future. to protect the vulnerable segment, and
we can effect change. This campaign ensure to encourage local governments
How will The Body Shop help in to create special services to help the
with ECPAT enables each of us to creating awareness?
inspire real change on an issue which, children who are victims of this. So over
until now, has been largely hidden from Our long term goal is to protect the the next three years we will work with
the world. children who are vulnerable to this. It is ECPAT and its local partners to achieve
critical for us to raise the profile of the the changes I have stated.
What did the study find? issue through posters, promotions. In NOTE: TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS
The results we found were really fact we are using our global presence CAUSE LOG ON TO :
shocking. One of the key reasons in more than 60 countries to support www.thebodyshop.com/stop
for increase in child trafficking is the the NGOs working to bring an end to

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connect...

Lift
AwayAGE Garnier with its latest innovation is
ready to help you wipe away signs of
aging even before they set in.
by Priyanka Bhattacharya

Our mothers did not have so many choices, when it came was meant to deal with fine lines and crow’s feet. But the
to taking care of their skin. The options were limited. But that cream did not offer solution for dullness or dark spots. That
has changed for us women of the next generation. We have is why Garnier decided to develop a product that will fill in
options, we have products and variants that offer different the gaps. “We needed to offer something totally different
benefits, so it is a crime to not take care of your skin, to our customers in terms of anti-aging. So we evolved the
especially as you cross your 25th year. anti-wrinkle solution, and added ingredients that would also
To save you from this worry, Garnier has introduced its prevent skin darkening, and dullness,” she adds.
latest range of anti-aging creams under the brand AgeLift The range
that claim to lift away the three major signs of aging even
Unlike its competitors in the market, Garnier launched the
before they set in. Agreed that we Indian women tend to get
new anti-aging solution with two key creams. AgeLift range
wrinkles later than our western sisters; but wrinkles are not
has the TriActiv AntiAging Cream, and Face Roll On to meet
the only things that mark skin’s aging process. The first sign
different needs of the aging skin. It fights the three major
of aging is when you start noticing dullness in the skin – loss
signs of aging – wrinkles, dark spots and dullness.
of glow and general tired looking appearance. It is followed
by patchy skin tone, and fine lines. So you need a preventive The key ingredient is the range is the anti-ageing molecule
solution that can hold this at bay. “We know that Indian skin Pro- Xylane - a beech tree extract. “We discovered and
doesn’t show wrinkles easily. But that does not mean it is not developed Pro-Xylane after 7 years of research and cutting
aging. So we developed something that will help you prevent edge technology. Dermatologically tested, it is a complete
the process. That’s why we brought out the AgeLift TriActiv anti-ageing solution that addresses virtually every aspect of
AntiAging Cream, and AgeLift Face Roll On,” says Richa skin ageing,” informs Singh. In fact for the first time we have
Singh, Director Marketing, Garnier India. a product that not only erases fine lines, but also lightens the
skin tone, and gently exfoliates dead skin layer,” she adds.
Till now the brand had one product WrinkleLift, which

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“We signed up with Chitrangada Singh as our brand
ambassador not simply because she is gorgeous, but because
we found a connect with her and the product. She is at a
stage in life, like many women in India, where she needs a
solution that will make skin care easy, and retain that youthful
The range is meant to leave you with a visibly fairer, glow,” says Garnier’s Singh on why the actress was chosen by
plumper and younger looking skin. the brand. We spoke to Chitrangada on her experience
Garnier AgeLift Tri Activ is a triple action anti ageing with the AgeLift products, and here’s what she had to
cream which contains a combination of anti ageing say:
molecule Pro-Xylane, lightening Vitamin CG and Finding connect with Garnier AgeLift range
powerful exfoliating agents. So it easily works on the
three major signs of aging. According to Singh, it has I like AgeLift because it clearly follows the scientific
collagen boosting properties that really bring back the fact that ageing starts as early as 25. The moisturisers are
firmness of the skin. preventive in nature and not just correctional. It is based on
science and has natural ingredients. There is a 7 year research
But what Singh is really proud of in the new range behind this formula and I believe Garnier has the history and
is the signature AgeLift Face Roll On – an innovative credibility.
product really. This is Garnier’s first ever toning anti-
wrinkle cream applied through a massaging roller ball Experience of the products
which plumps up the skin and gives a more toned I tried the products and I felt they were very light and not
feeling around the face and neck. “It also has our too heavy or greasy. They needn’t be night creams. They are
unique formulation Pro-Xylane, but the application great as anytime creams. I like the complete package that it
method is different. You can literally roll away wrinkles comes with. The range takes care of all requirements of some
with this,” she says. dark spots or early wrinkles or general dullness. It has a tri-
The Usage active formula so it’s kind of multi tasking for you.
The claim is that you will get results in four weeks Result on the skin
of usage. The AgeLift range has not been defined Well, honestly it hasn’t been so long and like I said it’s
as a day cream or night cream. The brand has left preventive in nature so now I have the peace of mind of using
the choice to you to decide when and how you want a good product, and in the long run I know it will serve the
to use it. While TriActive is a daily use cream that purpose.
can work as your regular moisturiser or an add-
on over your other cream. It can be worn under a
sunscreen or makeup. You can wear it night or day
depending on your skin care regime. The Face Roll
On is specialised product that can be used twice or
thrice a week to tone up your skin. You will need to
put the product into your skin using the rolling action
that allows better absorption, and has a soothing
massaging effect.
The differentiator
What makes this range stand out from the rest
of anti-aging products in the market is the texture.
In fact this is the first cream that was designed
keeping the Indian clientele in mind, and also India
is the first country to get this product. “We got lot
of customer feedback from customer about the
heaviness of the anti-aging creams available here. So
we worked hard on getting the texture of the cream
right. We had to deliver all the ingredients to the skin
without weighing it down. So I can say that texture
is something that makes us unique in the market,”
emphasises Singh.

Your advice
Since it is a scientifically proven fact that ageing starts
as early as 25 and is preventive in nature and not just
correctional, I think anyone who wants to protect themselves
from the visible signs of ageing should use this product.
Being part of Garnier family
Garnier is a name that has earned a reputation of being
scientific and natural at their approach. They have a mother
brand - L’Oreal which is now 100 years old. So to be
associated with a name like Garnier is my privilege.

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how to ...

Deal With
Hair Fall
Diego Perez, hair care expert, and trainer and advisor, Rene Furterer
Paris during the brand’s launch by Modi Revlon in India detailed on
why hair fall happens and what to do.

Hair loss pattern: There are two get. Other treatments follow this basic
ways that most people notice hair method. In fact I suggest that even at
loss. One is what we call progressive home before hitting the shower brush
hair loss, which is gradual and due to your hair nicely to remove dirt, flakes,
hormonal changes in the body. Most and loose hair.
men tend to face this – leading to
The solution: Besides taking in some
pattern balding. Then there is reactional
vitamin supplements, you need to care
hair loss which happens due to sudden
for your hair and scalp in different
stress in the body. It is more prevalent
manner. Pick a shampoo that’s meant
in women who face problems like
for your scalp type, and a conditioner
pregnancy, hormonal imbalance due to
that is right for your hair. At our salons
various reasons.
we have two basic scalp treatments
Method to cure: If you are suffering there is Triphasic – a solution for
from progressive hair loss then it is very progressive hair loss, and RF 80 – for
tough to cure it. Then the only strategy treating reactional hair loss. They are
we have left is to slow down the hair applied to the scalp after the massage,
fall process, and extend the period of wash, and conditioning routine. Based
hair’s life on the scalp. The good news on your state of hair loss we prescribe
in the case of reactional hair loss is that the number of sittings, and at home
it can be completely stopped. This is care.
easily controllable through scalp strengthening solutions.
Key points: Brush your hair, and massage your hair and
The process: At Rene Furterer we realise that healthy scalp before every wash. Massage in the shampoo onto your
hair starts with healthy scalp, so we first diagnose the scalp scalp gently to remove dirt, and then smooth down the
condition, and then the condition of the hair roots. You strands. Apply hair mask, or conditioner only on the strands
should realise that scalp condition can change from season to and not on the scalp. The oil in product will clog the roots.
season just like your skin. So you need to do regular checks Always pat your scalp with a soft towel, and squeeze out
of your scalp and use products accordingly. Our every therapy extra water from your strands – never rub the scalp and hair,
starts with a dry massage of the scalp and the roots with you’ll further loosen weak hair from the roots. Avoid blow
special brush to improve the microcirculation of the area. drying as much as possible, and do not massage the hair or
The more blood flows into the roots, the stronger they will scalp when wet.

52 BEAUTY | OCTOBER 2009


Apply Mineral
Makeup
It’s the hottest thing in town in makeup. The natural glow and subtle colours of
mineral makeup add vibrancy without overpowering the senses. Vimi Joshi, Senior
Artist, MAC Cosmetics shares her tips on applying mineral makeup

Know your minerals: Mineral make-up is based on a your brush and swirl it around so that the powder gets nicely
hypoallergenic loose powder that are finely ground natural embedded in the brush. Tap off any extra. Then blend from
minerals. It is good for the skin as it nourishes the skin, the centre of the face to the outer edge, in small circular
contains no perfumes, talc, alcohol, dyes, mineral oil or movements. Take special care at the temples, the corner of
preservatives. All these additives can cause skin allergy or the nose, and jawline. Buff the powder in thoroughly.
else adversely affect the skin on prolonged usage. Mineral
Use to conceal: Mineral foundation can also be a good
makeup mainly consists of titanium oxide and zinc oxide,
concealer that gives natural finish. To use it as concealer,
which are anti inflammatory, non-comedogenic with a long
simply dip your concealer brush or
lasting coverage that is safe even on
finger into the powder and apply it to
sensitive skin.
the area you wish to conceal. Blend in
Little goes a long way: Working carefully.
with mineral makeup can be tricky
Build it up: The best thing about
for women used to the regular
mineral makeup foundation is that
makeup application. The first point to
you can build up the coverage you
remember is that you need to really
need. Also the minerals in the powder
work the product into the skin, and
give your skin a satiny feel. They also
just dust it lightly – you stand the
reflect light to give your skin a flawless
chance of looking ashen or even have
look. Start with a little powder, and
streaked makeup. Start with very little
then use more in the areas you feel
power, and build up as you go.
need illuminating.
Set the base: Before you put on Play with colour: Mineral makeup
this makeup, moisturise and hydrate
is not just about foundation. You can
your skin really well. Wait for at least
use a mineral blush or eye shadow as
5 to 8 minutes after moisturisation to
well. The colours are more vibrant.
let the lotion sink into the skin. Then
The blush gives the cheeks a glow that
use a thick rounded buffing brush
makes the skin appear translucent,
like MAC brush no 187 to buff the
while eye get a shimmering depth
powder really well into the skin. You
with them. Colours such as blue, gold,
will get a matte yet polished skin.
bronze, peach, terracotta, green,
Gentle but thorough: Take a pink appear very vibrant in mineral
little bit of foundation powder on makeup.

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how to ... Wash well: Wash padded areas carefully. Pay
attention the areas that trap sweat. Make sure
you wash them thoroughly or it might give you
some nasty rashes the next time you wear it. Do
not squash the bra or padding while washing as
it will deform the shape. Just press them gently.
Put the cup of the bra in the centre of one palm
and use your fist from the other hand to press
against the cup, this will drain out the water

Take
without squashing the cups.
Rinse rinse: Rinse away the detergent

Care of your
thoroughly as most people do not pay attention
to this step. Detergent weakens the fibers of the
material and leaving them on just speeds up the

Lingerie
erosion. In time to come, you will notice that
your favourite sexy lace bra is not as snug as
before. The bra can expand.
Hang them dry: Do not wring your
underwear and bra, just squeeze out extra
water, and hang up the lingerie to dry. If not,
You spend a pay packet on buying clip on the straps and the middle portion of the
frilly under things only to see them bra, unless you want an imprint of the clothes
get ripped apart the first time in the peg on the padded portion, never snap a peg on
the cups portion.
washing machine. Give your lacy
lingerie the TLC it needs and see Stow away: Do not fold or crush your lingerie
them support you for years to come. especially padded bras. It is best to lay them out
straight in your lingerie shelf. That way you can
by By Gayatri T Rao. maintain the original shape of the garments.

Read the label: Before you decide to snip


off the tag on the lingerie, take a look at the
fabric and washing label. The sales person most
probably would advice you but it is still a good
idea to take a look at the washing label.
High on hygiene: Wash your new lingerie
before wearing them, even though it may be a
brand new piece. For sanitary reasons and to rid
the new garments of potential chemical residue
soak them in water and light detergent.
Hand washing is best: Resist the urge to
put your bras and underwear in the washing
machine – even the cotton ones, as it can snag
the hooks, and tear the lace. Also the bands can
get stretched.
Gently soap it: Soak your precious pairs in a
light detergent mix. Make sure to dissolve the
detergent well in water. Use a liquid soap for
washing. Soak no more than half hour to avoid
getting too much on the garments.
Take care of snags: Attach the hooks, and
close the zip, and fasten the eyes of the pieces
before soaking in your bras, and camisoles. Also
soak dark colours separately to avoid bleeding,
and discolouration of light hued pieces.

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service...
Fruity
Delight

What: Rejuvenation with Banana Facial, Massage, and in customising the treatments to meet the client’s need as
Reflexology much as possible. Kumar also works closely with L’Oreal
Professionnel to offer various hair services.
Where: Trendz Beauty & Spa, Seven Hotel, Outer Ring Road,
Bangalore Experience: I settled for three treatments at the salon to
rejuvenate my tired skin, and hair. Since Kumar was extolling
Ambience: As I entered the Seven Hotel, the nouveau the goodness of her Banana facial, I agreed to try that out. I
French hospitality place, I found myself staring at this huge was little iffy about getting bananas in my face, but that was
horse sculpture that also doubles as a lamp shade. By the allayed as my facialist got out jars of creams and potions.
time I went up in elevator to head to the spa at the hotel, I realised that the facial involved using
I was quite impressed by the clear cut creams, and scrubs made from banana
lines of French decor. I expected the spa extracts – had glow restoring properties.
to show similar aesthetics. And I wasn’t After the regular cleansing and
disappointed. Located on the third floor scrubbing, came the massage – this really
of the hotel Trendz Spa is situated in a was a unique experience. Kumar’s claim
lovely little niche done up in blue and was justified, as my facialist used very
white and minimalistic furniture. Quite different strokes, and lymphatic drainage
modern, yet peaceful. The spa has a moves on my face, neck, and shoulders
sitting room where you sip herbal tea to work the creams into the skin. After
as your therapy room gets ready. Trendz the massage, which I wished would never
also has a salon that is located on the end, my facialist applied a tingly mask to
ground floor of the hotel where you can restore the lost glow. And it did. I came
try out facials, and hair treatments. out glowing from the facial room for a
Treatments: This spa came into being from managing soothing scalp and hair treatment. Well, I nearly dozed off
partner Gayathri Kumar’s (an erstwhile MAC Cosmetics as the therapist applied and massaged in almond oil into
employee) need to offer quality, affordable beauty service in my parched scalp. She really worked it into the scalp using
a soothing ambience. While the spa menu is not exhaustive traditional India head massage technique. Post steaming, my
but it offers all the key therapies like Detox Package, De-Stress hair was washed and conditioned, which left my head clear,
Package, Swedish and Aromatherapy massages, anti-stress and hair silky. My pleasure trip at the spa ended with a lovely
therapy, anti-tan therapy, body scrubs, reflexology etc. Kumar reflexology treatment that soothed my aching soles and
says that what sets her apart is the quality of her therapists, calves wonderfully.
and her clients keep on coming back for more for treatments Price tag: Spa treatments, Rs 650 onwards, Facial Rs 350
like reflexology, body scrubs, and the detox package. At the onwards.
salon downstairs she offers various kinds of facials (again very
pocket friendly), and signature hair treatments. She believes Who tried: Priyanka Bhattacharya.

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service...
Massage and
Mysticism

What: Thai ritual Udwarthana etc. Talking about the spa’s USP, Shankar insists
it is the quality of oil, and natural ingredients used. The
Where: Mystic Spa, Ambawatta Complex, New Delhi spa has a parent company that makes its own oils. Besides
Ambience: It is in one corner of Delhi, but worth the travel. these signature treatment, Mystic also has a salon that offers
As I entered the cool, spacious interiors, and a soothing regular beauty and grooming services.
aroma filling the place relaxed my heat worn nerves. Situated Experience: This was the first time that I was trying out a
on the first floor of the building, the spa’s reception is on Thai massage. As I was led to the massage room, I loved the
the ground floor and is decorated with nature motifs like high sense of privacy it offered. Though this was treatment
bamboo. On the second floor, our mystical past is again that I would get totally dressed, yet this also helped me relax
evoked by the rows of candle that are lit to welcome you. tremendously. I changed into the specific attire that would
Again the aroma from the burning incense reminds you of enable my therapist more flexibility. I was told that the Thai
the connection with our past. The spa has well appointed ritual was more popular with the male clients of the spa
therapy rooms that have been designed based on themes. as it worked wonderfully on stressed muscles. Well I did
Extensive use of stone, wood, and glass has been made to need a dose of that too. I was made to lie down on a firm
signify air, water, earth themes. In fact the rooms themselves mattress on the ground, as the therapist explained that a Thai
are worth the visit to the spa as you have a stone walkways massage is practically like doing yoga without moving your
leading to the therapy beds. Bamboo, and glass panels with muscles by yourself. Then she started with gentle massage on
flowing water create a soothing ambience. the legs, arms and shoulders. From then each move became
Treatments: What I found very different at Mystic Spa was even more complicated as the therapist used her own body
its approach to holistic healing. The spa works on the premise as the resistance while making my muscles and joint move
that it’s not just oils, and creams but also the energy around and bend in specific ways. After the initial pain of unused
us that defines our sense of wellbeing. According to MD of muscles slowly my body started to open up, and I could feel
the spa Sidhharth Shankar the treatments are devised such my tired muscles groaning with pleasure. I became aware
that the client gets healed not just because of the products of many more parts of my body, as my therapist continued
but also with the therapeutic touch of the care giver. All to twist and mould my body. I was amazed at her strength
treatments are based on age old Ayurvedic practices, and as well. After about an hour, I came out feeling thoroughly
Indian Mysticism. In fact Shankar is also looking at offering refreshed, and energised. I actually wanted to go off to sleep
spiritual, and physical wellbeing through a blend of old as I sipped my post therapy herbal tea.
holistic therapies, and chanting of mantras, since he believes Price tag: Rs 3,000 for Thai Ritual. Other treatments Rs
that each mantra also evokes sound energy that heals from
900 onwards.
within. Currently the spa offers treatments like Balinese
Ritual, Thai Ritual, Classic Swedish Ritual, Mystic Reflexology, Who tried: Priyanka Bhattacharya
and traditional Ayurvedic rituals like Shirodhara, Abhyanga,

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service...
De-stress and
Energize

What: Deep Tissue with Swedish Massage, Ozone facial Experience: Khanchandani had instructed my therapist
and Natural Inversion hair cut. to give me a deep tissue treatment using the Swedish
massage technique, so when I was taken to the therapy
Where: Lata Hair and Beauty Spa, Andheri (w),
room, I was in anticipation of the treat I was to have.
Mumbai.
First my therapist kneaded with aromatic massage oil the
Ambience: The first thing that hit me when I entered knots in my body, limb by limb, part by part to release
Lata Spa was the number of mirrors in the area. Unlike the stress. Then she applied herbal bleach to my face.
other spas where the mirrors span wall to wall, here Post bleaching, she used a peel to exfoliate the dead
they were smaller, but created a lovely sense of space cells on my face. Then she started the massage with
within. Otherwise the decor was regular like in any aromatic oil applying pressure on the acupressure points
salon. The salon has a strong collaboration with L’Oreal on my face. This included a head massage. The Ozone
Professionnel, and uses only products from the brand for pack finally created the final dramatic effect on my face.
hair care services. The salon also has a well appointed After shampoo, Khanchandani convinced me to have a
pedicure area, and therapy rooms. The decor is simple complimentary Natural Inversion hair cut, to suit my face
yet evokes a sense of comfort as you walk in. structure.
Treatments: Lata Khanchandani, the proprietor
enlightened me on the types of treatments that are
Price tag:
available in her spa. “We have various spa treatments
for the body like reflexology, body polishing, Swedish Body treatments - Rs 400 – 2,000,
body massage, etc. and also facial treatments, especially
Facial treatments - Rs 1,000 – 2,500,
designed for acne, open pores, anti-aging, hydration,
hyper pigmentation and skin lightening. Here Hot Stone Natural Inversion Haircut - Rs 1,000
therapy and Aroma Therapy massage with acupressure
sell like hot cakes. All body treatments and facials
primarily de-stress and energize clients in addition to Who tried: Gayatri T Rao
taking care of whatever problems they have.” However
the salon boasts of good hair care treatments and styling
– the reason is that Khanchandani has been styling hair
since the beginning of her career, and so it still remains
her salon’s forte. To attract more clients the spa has
happy hours in the afternoon, when hair cut is done in
half the price.

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eating out... Monginis bagged the HACCP certification in
2005. HACCP standing for Hazard Analysis
and Critical Control Point program is globally
recognized due to its policies in a controlled
food production process where biological,
chemical or physical harm to the consumer

Pure
is avoided. In other words, Monginis’ HACCP
practice is for consumer safety and consumer
satisfaction. Using HACCP expertise, they
ensure fewer mechanical breakdowns, least
downtime, increased traceability and fewer
recalls, enhanced employee awareness -
sanitation programme, quicker response to
crisis - product recall protocol and greater
consistency, quality and safety in the final
product leading to greater consumer
satisfaction - customer service programme.
On the Menu: According to Vishakha
Shroff, the National Technical Manager, the
Black Forest is the most popular cake from the
Monginis house. At the same time, they have
recently brought out seven premium flavours

Ecstasy
for their loyal consumers. They are Irish Coffee,
Cherry Red, Oreo, Ferrero Rocher, Dutch
Almond, Shimmer, and Zanzibar.
Dutch almond is a dark pure Dutch chocolate
cake decorated with roasted almond for
someone especially as sweet. Ferrero Rocher
chocolate has a hazelnut heart and is used for
What: Premium cakes. decorated and layered in chocolate gateaux.
Where: Monginis Cake Factory, Andheri (w), Irish Coffee is obviously a coffee flavoured
Mumbai. cake. Made from rich roasted coffee Irish
coffee is very popular among coffee lovers.
Website: www.monginis.net Oreo cookies are very popular, too. Dark
The Brand: Monginis in the Western and chocolate is used to decorate this pure rich
Eastern India is synonymous with celebrations. chocolate cake, where you get the cookie
And the good news is Monginis is 100 years flavour together with chocolate.
old now with the support of so many satisfied We Loved: Being brought up on Monginis
customers. It all started with the charming, cakes, I had kind of got used to them and got
friendly neighbourhood Fort boulangerie, to have them for all special occasions. But, this
which was founded by Italian ex-patriot Signor time I got to taste Cherry Red, Shimmer, and
Mongini before India gained freedom. It was Zanzibar from the new collection. Not that the
taken over by the Khorakiwala Brothers in the older flavours are not good. But I tell you, the
1960s. Now it is full-fledged chain of 500 new collection is spongier and tastier than the
franchisee outlets in 11 cities. The company rest. Cherry Red is a premium gateaux made
either gives franchisee rights to private parties with rich red cherries in the layer and on top
and supplies only its products or even allows as decoration. The red glaze on top is cherry
the franchisees to manufacture the products flavoured jelly and whole cake is decorated
on their own in some places. Monginis is with chocolate garnishes. Zanzibar is a dark
famous for Celebration Cakes, Cookies, black chocolate gateau specially meant for
Chocolates, Specialty Breads, Snacks and dark chocolate lovers. Though all the three
Savories. Orders can be placed for gift cakes flavours were good but Shimmer with the
online on their website. This online concept chocolate wafers on the sides, was my
also has corporate surprises, party decoration favourite. Each piece just melted in my mouth.
ideas and free home delivery facility. That I Sumptuous! Well the gateau – for that’s how
suppose is coming a long way, indeed! you can describe them – may not be light on
Monginis Foods Pvt. Ltd has now received an the calorie front, but for the taste buds it was
ISO 22000:2005 food safety management light and fluffy floating around the tongue.
system certification. One thing that appeals Price: Rs. 420/kg for regular and Rs. 460/kg
to you is that it is not a local bakery system, for eggless.
i.e. hygiene and other safety measures have
been taken care of from the basic level. Who tried: Gayatri T Rao.

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Beauty ETC
Your taste in shoes lies
more towards staid black or
at most brown pumps. You
prefer block heels. But with
the party season starting
you feel the need to show
your colourful side. You
want to make a statement
without being too obvious,
and let’s be honest you
are bored with your black
block heels. If you are not
up to splurging in a bright
red or purple pair, your
best option is a nice pair
of stiletto in indigo or dark
blue. The colour is bright
without being apparent.
Higher heels will make your
legs look longer and slim
your silhouette. You can
pick indigo mary-janes, or
round toed blue grey pair.
For your traditional attire,
pick a satin blue sandal
embellished with crystal.
For that trendy touch try a
pair with accent heels.

Blue Stilettos
Modern
Heirloom
Buying jewellery for the wedding can be quite a challenge especially
when it needs to meet the bride’s modern tastes, and the family’s
traditional ones. Jewellery designer Shenaz Amarnani has created
pieces that work around that.
by By Gayatri T Rao.

Imagine a would be mother-


in-law or the would-be
bride’s mother going hunting
for wedding jewellery for
the bride-to-be with strict
instruction that tradition
should meet modernity. But
the search often gets futile
as these ladies are shown
pieces after pieces of thick
heavy items, that a modern
bride will run miles from. In
order to address this eternal
problem of finding jewellery
to match every taste, Shenaz
Amarnani decided to hone
her skills at creative jewellery
and create exclusive pieces
for these ever searching lot.
“This prompted me to create
my own designs, conceive
them and I had them finished
by my own skilled craftsmen.
Everybody loved them, so I
thought that I had it in me
to get into this profession,”
she explains. Thus after
9 months of learning
jewellery designing at JDMIS,
Singapore, Amarnani set
up her brand Mirella, which
means to admire in Italian.

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Mirella’s speciality would want a kundan, for muh
Her specialty includes exquisite dikhayi they would want to give
intricate designs using gold filigree their daughter-in-law a normal set.
and diamonds in various shades On the wedding day they would
on the base of huge chunky want to give their daughter-in-law
precious stones. Amarnani uses another diamond set.”
only pure and precious gems. Semi
Bridal Trend This Season
precious gems do not exist for her.
“I think lots of jadau and lots
Since she believes in retaining the
of kundan will be bought. And
term exclusivity, no one design
there will be lots of colours this
is ever repeated. Exclusivity of
season because the season is full
each pattern is maintained, one
of colours. I think there should
design, one piece. Being a true
be lots and lots of colour this
blue romantic at heart, her intricate
season,” Amarmani emphasises
patterns normally bloom in flower
talking about the trend. She also
pattern. Dealing extensively in
predicts that diamonds though
stones and diamonds, she has
expensive will be in the limelight
huge collection of uncut diamonds
this wedding season. “People are
(polki) in shapes that are unique
saying that diamond rates have
like rose cut, piazza cut, round
fallen. Mind you diamond rates
cut, triangle cut, moon cut, star
have not fallen. But people are
cut, lily cut, pail cut, heart cut
still in love with diamonds. And
and octal cut are some of them.
diamond is the most important
Amarnani like to keep her designs
stone right now this season,” she
mostly contemporary. Mirella
adds. As for metal it has to be
specializes in newer gem stones
gold, even though the prices have
like tanzanite, amazonite, ametrine
sky rocketed. However she advises
etc. However, popular gems like
that instead of simple yellow gold,
diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opals
girls should try white or rose gold,
and sapphires are also a major
which gives more modern touch to
attraction.
even traditional designs.
Designs on Weddings As far as style is concerned she
According to Amarnani, Indian says that Indian traditional style
women have very vast range of will be popular. “People will go for
preferences that are often ruled Indian traditional styles because it’s
by not just their religion, or region all coming back. People love Indian
but also their affordability factor, traditional styles in jewellery and
and aesthetic sensibilities. No two they are going to go in for them.
women like the same design, she Tradition is ultimately evergreen
feels. In fact she gets requests to and people are sticking to it.
design pieces based on the kinds of Classical designs are evergreen.
rituals during the wedding. It stays. It lasts. It can become an
Giving insight into buying antique and you can give on to
pattern amongst different your daughter, to your daughter-in-
brides, Amarnani explains, “For law or granddaughter.”
a Muslim bride it is a completely About the designs per se, she
traditional thing. They will not go says, “Art Nouveau and Art Deco
in for diamonds. They will go in are two different traditional
for more of gold or an antique designs which only people from
piece. Christians prefer pieces in outside India understand. I am
diamonds. They like low key stuff. very fond of classy designs from
However brides from Gujarati that era, even though you use
or Marwari community pickup very little gold in creating pieces
jewellery laden with diamonds. based on Art Nouveau or Art deco
Gujarati and Sindhi clients have designs.” In fact Amarnani feels
very high expectations. They would that Indian women should get out
want to go for the best available of their fetish for yellow gold and
in the market. They would want to diamond, and look for pieces made
go in with the trends. You will be with other metals or white gold
surprised when I say that Gujaratis along with stones like tanzanite,
get 3-4 sets made from me for the rubies, emeralds and sapphires.
occasions like for mehendi they

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What To
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A must have for the fall You are allowed to indulge
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Beauty
By Anu
Scope
Tayal. Email at: anu.tarot@gmail.com, Call on: 9871612677
October 2009

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer


You will be experiencing some major Material gain, power, and luxury are A good month for clearing all doubts You will be bogged down by many
psychological changes within yourself the flavour of the month. Chances of and misunderstanding. You will responsibilities that will strain you
which will push you towards change traveling abroad are very high. Real succeed in finding solution to unsolved financially. Keep your fingers crossed
in long run. Some old memories and estate investments will flourish. Don’t issues. Children will amuse and please as this too shall pass soon. Keep a tab
friends will bring happiness. Don’t let money and power stand between you. Work might take a backseat and on your diet. Avoid social drinking as
push yourself too hard as health you and your loved ones. you will spend a lot of time with your you might go overboard.
problems might creep in. Diwali tip – Send well wishes of parents and elderly. Diwali tip – Make use of the holidays
Diwali tip – Time to reunite with the festive season to all your loved Diwali tip – Shed your inhibitions and and travel to an untried location.
family and friends. Give your 100% to ones and even to the people you not hit the party circuit. Show the fun side Lucky number – 5
your loved ones, and feel happiness contacted for long. of you. Trinket of the month – Blue
from within. Lucky number – 4 Lucky number – 9 tanzanite pendant set in white gold
Lucky number – 10 Trinket of the month – Yellow jasper Trinket of the month – Pearl in silver
Trinket of the month – Red ruby ring bracelet necklace

Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio


A good time for some new beginnings You will be working hard on a project A month full of luck. Your wish will Expect increased work pressure and
are indicated which even will have for which you will many hopes. You be fulfilled which will give you lot of some trouble with meddlesome
a life-changing impact. Expect to will be eagerly waiting for some good emotional satisfaction. Old flames colleagues. Get ready to be patient
remain busy with social events, and news. Expect some happy romance might reappear in your life. A good during this hard phase. With your
gatherings. Single people will get in your life right now. It will increase time to conceive a child . gentle persuasion you will be able to
proposals which may sound too good your sense of peace. Students should Diwali tip – Fill your home with turn the tables. Family and friends will
to be true. try to learn some new skills. nourishing and healthy food. Feed give you unconditional support.
Diwali tip – Connect with God and Diwali tip – Time to scour the shops, birds, stray animals and helpless to get Diwali tip – Invite all your loved ones
try to come out of all the mental dress up your home, and redo your countless blessings. for a warm and close get-together. It
blocks that have kept you from wardrobe. Look forward to some good Lucky number – 3 will heal you emotionally.
growing. food, and fun filled parties. Trinket of the month – Navratna Lucky number – 8
Lucky number – 1 Lucky number – 8 pendant Trinket of the month – Green
Trinket of the month – Slim gold Trinket of month – Yellow topaz ear emerald ear studs
bangle drops.

Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces


Time to splurge a bit on yourself. A month of fateful events that will be Indecision and delays will bother you. You will feel insecure and sad on
This festival time get ready to receive beyond your control. Time will ask for Take time off to travel to ease mental things that are not yet clear to you.
goody boxes and surprise gifts. A time some temporary sacrifices which have stress, or switch off from the world by Give matters some time as things
filled with enthusiasm, and gaiety. A higher meaning than understood. spending some time alone. You might will come to light with passing time.
beginning of a new relationship, or Good time to enhance your skills . shift home. Happy tidings regarding finances will
even marriage is on the cards. Avoid Diwali tip – Overcome your ego and Diwali tip – Charity should be the pour in.
arguments at workplace. try to see a bigger picture in which flavour of the month. Share your good Diwali tip – Be true to yourself
Diwali tip – Time for introspection, everyone is involved. fortune, give whatever you can to the and your closed ones. Avoid trying
and seek spiritual oneness with the Lucky number – 2 needy. to manipulate situations to your
powers that be. Spend some time daily Trinket of the month – Quartz Lucky number – 5 advantage.
in meditation. pendant Trinket of the month – Green jade Lucky number – 2
Lucky number – 7 bead bracelet Trinket of the month – silver charm
Trinket of the month – Red coral bracelet
necklace

64 BEAUTY | OCTOBER 2009


Tip 1: Mix half a cup of apple cider
vinegar with one quart of water and
use as a hair rinse after your regular
shampoo. Rich in alpha-hydroxy acids,
apple cider vinegar helps break down
residues build-up leaving your hair
soft and full of shine. Rinse your hair
with apple cider vinegar at least twice

Tips
a week and it will be shining in no
time.
Rohini Singh, Beautician,
Chandigarh
Tip 2: If you want to define your

From You
eyes and lashes without appearing
too made up choose dark brown
liner, and dark brown mascara. You
can also pick up clear gel mascara
that will separate your lashes
without adding colour. Choose a
lash lengthening variety rather than Tip 5 Banish a painful zit that about
volumising mascara. Line the upper to appear apply a bit of white, and
and lower lash line with the brown not gel toothpaste onto the area at
liner to open up your eyes. night. By morning the pain and the zit
Nidhi Raman, Homemaker, will be gone. To soothe skin that feels
irritated apply grated cucumber or a
New Delhi soaked, and cooled green tea tea bag
on the area.
Tip 3: For emergency eyebrow
grooming try this; apply a hot towel Anna Thomas, Homemaker,
on the area where ingrown eyebrows Bangalore
are to loosen follicles. Then use a
tweezer with slant tip for maximum Tip 6 To get your face looking fresh
control. Clear away small hair on after a tired day at work try the
the area between the brows. Then following - splash warm water all
brush the brows upwards to find your over your face to open the pores,
natural arch. Start from under the and wipe away day’s grime with a
brow, plucking away the extra. Finally creamy cleanser, then use a soap free
trim the long hair for a groomed foaming face wash to wash away the
look. Saves time and money for grease. Finally splash your face with
professional eyebrow grooming. cold water, and rub an ice cube over
Smita Agarwal, Showroom your skin to get it tingling fresh. It will
wake you up as well.
Manager, Mumbai
Reba Roy, Marketing
Tip 4 For easy fashion solution I like Manager, Kolkata
to invest in tank tops. Stock up on
these basics in white, black and some Tip 7 To banish yellow teeth, you can
bright colours that will solve your “I rub the inside of an orange peel on
don’t have thing to wear moment”. your teeth, or take dried orange peel
Pair it alone with a pair of jeans for and ground bay leaves and make a
instant hip look, or wear under a paste and brush it on. You can also
lightweight jacket over formal trouser try lemon juice and salt mixture too.
at work. Rinse your mouth well after trying
Nisha Khanna, Software these out. When used regularly you
teeth will shine with health. It’s easy
Professional, Delhi on the pocket as well.
Lilly Sen, Jewellery
Designer, Mumbai
Tip 8 To feel full and energised
throughout the day start it with a
good dose of protein. First thing in
the morning try eating few almonds
and raisins, followed by an egg to up
your energy levels. Those who do not
like egg should try cheese or paneer
sandwich. For variation try chick pea
paste (hummus) spread on dry toast.
It’s low fat but high energy. You also
end up eating less during the day
which helps maintain weight.
Rakshita N, Teacher,
Bangalore

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On My
we completely ignore
it. So i find a nicely

MIND
made up face with
eyebrows that have
hair going askew, giving
the woman unkempt
look. A simple swap of
clear gel mascara one
This time when i was scanning the international the brows would have
makeup trend pictures to select the looks for been enough, a little
the magazine, one thing that really struck me eyebrow trim at home,
was the way eyebrows on the models had been excellent.
done. One thing was evident – eyebrows Just to prove to myself,
in various forms made the look statement on i went to my threading
the international catwalks. On some of the specialist and asked
models the natural brows were hidden by eye her to turn my carefully
shadows, and a thinner line was drawn. In done (i am a stickler
another case the eyebrows were hidden by for neat eyebrows, and
foundation or gold powder giving the face a grip a mean tweezer to
very otherworldly look. What was interesting to pluck out strays) arched
note was that when i compared two pictures of brows into thinner
the same model with differently done eyebrows, winged ones. She did
she looked two different persons. with pleasure – i guess
It made me think that we Indian girls rarely i am the only customer
give a thought to how our brows look. Oh of hers who comes with
we do have one the most well done brows different shape request
as a country – threading is our secret which every time. And did
is proven to give better shape that waxing (in i look different? i did
New York or in London you pay a bomb for definitely. My friends
a threading session). But when it comes to the kept on asking me if i
brow shape we Indian girls suck. had got a facial done.
We obviously do not like to experiment, and
as general tendency ignore the popular shapes.
We don’t even go with our face shape. Most
girls i checked out recently either had very
close set brows that literally hung over the
bridge of the nose, and rounded shape that
did nothing for their face other than giving them
an eternally surprised look. The lines are clean,
neatly done but it’s the shape that hurts the
priyanka@beautyindia.in
sensibilities. Also when it comes to grooming

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