Month: September 2014

Envy Selection of the week

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H2O+ – Waterwhite Advanced Brightening Essence
This concentrated serum helps dramatically diffuse visible dark spots to reveal radiant, even-looking skin.

Avène – Thermal Spring Water -150 ML
A spray of Avène Thermal Spring Water which is captured directly at its source, ensuring that all its soothing and softening properties are preserved.

Chloé – Signature Eau de Parfum
A  beautiful and feminine perfume, distinctive and bold which makes it ideal signature scent for any woman. The composition is seductive, with a light and refreshing element that makes it a fantastic perfume.

Thalgo – Silicium Eye Cream
An eye cream to fill wrinkles and give a lifting effect to the eye area. It redefines the eye contours. It also reduces puffiness and dark circles.

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Envy Travel: Hot stay in Chunda Palace Hotel, Udaipur

Tradition, LUXURY and rooms with gorgeous views. Experience MEWAR at its grandest

There are curved arches, high ceilings and OPULENT rooms, as you’d expect from a palace hotel. To complete your Mewari experience, the interiors are hand printed in the traditional style using natural colours. The use of bone inlay artwork and beautiful artifacts add to the grandeur of each room.

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The boutique hotel rests comfortably on a hill, on the western banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The view of the lake and the ARAVALLI MOUNTAINS from the terrace of the hotel is a treat.

SHOPPING Although the hotel has a shopping arcade, make time to visit the local markets. Head to Hathipole for SILVER JEWELLERY and leheriyan saris. The Old City Palace market is famous for handicrafts, ethnic wear and delicious street food.

The hotel has various suites to choose from, depending upon your budget. The most opulent is the Grand Presidential suite, which is also the most expensive; it boasts of gorgeous interiors and an adjoining terrace. There is also a ROOFTOP SWIMMING pool, which is the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy the adjoining bar, which has a fine selection of vintage wines, spirits and cigars.

Spend an evening at the hotel’s TERRACE RESTAURANT and try an authentic Rajasthani meal. When you’re eating the local delicacies, make sure you ask for garlic chutney. For those less adventurous, the restaurant also offers cuisine from all over the world.


Chunda Palace ,1 Haridas
Ji Ki Magri, Main Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Inquiries, (0294)3061111.

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Envy Food – Healthy eating

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What’s GOOD for you and what’s not

What do bran cereal, brown rice and almonds have in common? MAGNESIUM. Mostly ignored, this mineral plays an important part in the smooth functioning of your body’s cells. It also helps regulate blood pressure, keeps your bones strong and prevents migraines.



1As a child you were taught to finish every last morsel on your plate. But here’s a new rule: Listen to your internal cues. If you’re feeling SATISFIED, stop eating. Plate sizes have grown over the years, increasing the amount you eat. Relying on the old rule will only pile on the kilos.


Adding artificial sugar to your coffee or munching on SUGAR-FREE snacks can actually make you put on weight. Why? When your body tastes something sweet, it automatically expects calories and sends HUNGER SIGNALS to the brain. So you end up snacking until your body gets the expected calories. To break the cycle, choose healthy options like fruits or dried fruit.shutterstock_58788139SAY CHEESE995a69feef26bdfcd76ef7f0ae28a651
This dairy product has always had a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss. But cheese is rich in CALCIUM (around 200 mg per 28 gm) which increases your ability to burn calories. Lack of this mineral can trigger the release of a hormone that makes your body cling to fat. Sticking to smaller portions of the lighter varieties will get you the health benefits with HALF THE CALORIES.

Entered a grocery store with good intentions, but left with cookies and crisps instead? You probably chose the WRONG TIME to shop. Hit the store at 10:00 am when you’re full from breakfast – this minimises your chances of picking up sugary, fattening treats. Plus you’re more likely to get the freshest of everything.

Behind the scenes with Ritu Kumar


Ritu Kumar is proud to announce ‘Many Hands make Beautiful Work’ campaign, an initiative that presents the people, craft and story behind the brand. Launching this video campaign via a special microsite the brand aims to highlight the many unknown heroes who work behind the scenes to create each beautiful design.

Produced by Mummy Daddy Media Pvt Ltd and directed by filmmaker Chintan Gohil, the videos narrate the story behind the identity and the revival of Indian textiles and crafts. This initiative by Ritu Kumar is a conscious step towards supporting the rich Indian heritage of craftsmanship, and bring forth the stories of the people who create these masterpieces.Sans titre 1

Amrish Kumar, CEO, Ritu Kumar and Owner, Mummy Daddy Media who is the brainchild behind the concept, says “The Beautiful Hands campaign is the story and narrative behind textile craft. Through a 30 second video we tried to capture the feeling behind what goes into India’s craft traditions. With this campaign, Ritu Kumar as a brand salutes the passion and spirit of these craftsmen in keeping their craft alive over generations.”


A real life story of SK Hasim Ali, a hand embroiderer who works with Ritu Kumar is a testament to the true spirit of the countless craftsmen in our country. Mrs. Kumar recalls her association with Hasim: ‘He was very young and could not even afford the bus fare to Kolkata from his village. In the initial years, he used to travel on the top of the roof of the bus to save ticket fare, to bring the potli of fabrics to me. I did not know how impoverished his family was till I went to the village to see him once. This is when I decided to support him to set up his own entrepreneurial venture and he has never looked back since.’ Ritu Kumar helped Hasim start a small embroidery unit in a shed near his hut, in his native village and the enterprise grew from 3 fellow embroiderers to supporting nearly 50 families in his village. From a humble beginning in a small hutment, today Sk. Hasim is a true source of inspiration for many other artisans in his village.

Pls. tweet your support using #BeautifulHands initiative by @ritukumarhq.

Envy Selection of the week

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SkinYoga – Almond Orange Face Scrub
The goodness of Almonds and Orange work wonders to cleanse and repair your skin. It hydrates and exfoliates mildly to give a smooth skin and a flawless complexion. You will be able to tell the higher quality of the ingredients on your very first use.

L’Occitane – Immortelle Precious Youth Serum
Immortelle is a flower with exceptional longevity: it never fades, even after being picked. The new Precious Serum concentrates the patented anti-aging power of more than 1000 flowers in every jar. Its lightly textured formula acts on the 3 main important stages of collagen: production, protection and repairing.

Eminence Organic – Red Currant Mattifying Mist
A delicious smelling cleanser that will energize your skin’s look and feel and is packed full of protective antioxidants. Infused with Eminence exclusive Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex that hydrates, invigorates and promotes the look of elasticity. Tea tree oil helps prevent the look of breakouts and finely ground olive seed gently exfoliates for revitalized and fresher looking skin.

OPI – Designer Lacquer Reflection
This is a bright shade that goes on pretty thickly so only one coat is necessary, though two coats also looks great.

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The House of Shiseido presents Za Beauty School

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The House of Shiseido presents Za Beauty School – an exclusive experience with Za’s high skin expertise of Za and Japanese “Omotenashi” [Hospitality]. At Za we believe beautiful skin begins with understanding your own skin and adopting the right skincare regime. Now with Za Beauty School, Indian Metropolitan women will get a chance to master skincare, the Japanese way!

Za Beauty School will be held by one of the most prolific Beauty Experts from the House of Shiseido, Megumi Mitsui who will take the participants step by step from cleansing to moisturizing for that perfect skin. She will also use Shiseido’s patented Skin Analyzer to evaluate the guests’ skin moisture levels, melanin content, texture and skin age.

The Beauty School is being hosted by Shiseido held in Mumbai [13th September], Bangalore [15th September] and Delhi NCR [20th September].

Timing: 11.30 am – 1.30 pm [2 hours 30 minutes]

Za Beauty School is a global initiative that is conducted successfully in over 12 countries.

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Envy Selection of the week

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L’Occitane – Almond Shower Oil
Rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids, this shower gel cleanses gently to impart a delectable perfume and leaves a satin-like softness all over the body.

Avène – Cleanance Mask
Erases, eliminates impurities and tightens pores, 3 moves in 1 for perfect skin! When used as a scrub, Cleanance Mask gently eliminates skin imperfections with its AHA and BHA complex combined with exfoliating particles. Your skin tone becomes clearer and smoother.

OPI – Hearts & Tarts
Part of the OPI Soft Shades Collection, Hearts & Tarts is a pinkish milky translucent color with very fine purplish shimmers. So beautiful, girly and clean. It works wonders on either natural fingernails or acrylic nails.

Thalgo – Indoceane Silky Smooth Cream
A silky cream made of brown algae, shea butter, sacred lotus & rice germ oil to soften and nourish the skin. The mind is soothed with its bewitching and powdery iris and jasmine fragrance, offering nourishment, hydration and relaxation.

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