Winter has finally graced Mumbai. It’s getting quite chilly in the mornings and my skin has been dry overall for the past month. I always switch my skin care during winters. Don’t necessary switch all my products but adding more moisture to my dry-combination skin is a must.

I start off with my everyday face cleanser, the clean & clear pimple clearing face wash which I absolutely love. It doesn’t dry out my skin at all and leaves it feeling clean and fresh. It has been keeping my spots at bay which is a total bonus.

I never leave my house without sunscreen, be it any season of the year. My all time favourite is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer dry touch sun-block SPF 50. This works for all skin types and does not leave a white cast on the skin. Absolutely love it.

This year my skin has been more dry than usual and the Ponds moisturising cold cream has been my saviour. It cleared all the dry patches and kept my skin moisturised for the whole day. It is slightly oily but it works well if you have dry patches or peeling skin on your face.

For body care I had been using the Body shop Fuji Green tea body lotion but by mid-day my skin would again become dry and hence I opted for the Nivea Smooth Milk Body Lotion. This works like a charm. It leaves my skin moisturised for the entire day without having to reapply every couple of hours.

For hands I absolutely love The Body Shop Honeymania hand cream. It smells delicious and keeps my hands free from dryness.

My evening routine includes two products which I switch as per my preference for that day. On days when my skin has been extremely dry, I use the L'Oreal extraordinary Boosting oil. Even though this is not specifically for night time, I prefer to use it at night so as to let my skin absorb it to the fullest. It makes my skin plump and fresh in the mornings.

On most nights I use the Innisfree Green tea sleeping pack. It’s a light moisturiser and it contains tiny white granules like a face scrub which dissolve as you gently massage it into your skin. I absolutely love this mask. It smells amazing and keeps my skin hydrated.

Overall, this routine has kept my skin moisturised and hydrated throughout the past month. My dry patches have also healed which is simply amazing. Glad to have found some gems right under my nose.

So, what products have been your skin saviours this winter?


I know it is a little late to put up this post since Christmas is already over and we have already ushered in the New Year but hey we can still continue with the festivities right..? Body butters are a saviour in winters and considering it’s been getting quite nippy and chilly lately here in Mumbai The Body Shop Frosted Berries body butter is a perfect excuse to continue feeling festive even in January. 

Since a normal body lotion is not doing the job for me hence the shift to body butter this time of the year. Every year The Body Shop comes out with their Christmas Special range and this year was no less; choices vary from Spiced Apple, Vanilla Chai & Frosted Berries… take your pick.

Personally, I prefer the Frosted Berries range to the other variants as this body butter smells heavenly not overly fruity just perfect for my senses. It is also extremely creamy and lasts the whole day on my body; does require a bit of massaging for it to get absorbed in the skin or else I am left with extremely greasy limbs. This body butter in my opinion is perfect to use in winter; it keeps my body moisturised the whole day and leaves it feeling soft and supple. 

So, do give this generous 200ml tub which is priced at INR 1,495/- a try and make your winter mornings a little more special. 


Flamingos captured at Sewri Mudflats (Mumbai) during Sunrise

Wishing you all a very HAPPY 2017 ! Hope you had an amazing new year's eve. This past year has been an absolute blur. We've all had our ups & downs but now its time to move on and embrace 2017 with open arms.

To new beginnings...

HELLO 2017

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