Trends & Beauty

September 18th, 2019


Malaya: A Bhutanese Jewelry Line

Malaya Jewelry is a Bhutan-based and inspired brand focused on designing and crafting jewelry with a deep connection to the spiritual traditions of the Himalayas. Andrzej Rybszleger – a Bhutan based designer, Tibetan translator and Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner from Poland and a Thimphu based entrepreneur and patron of the monastic tradition – Dechen Choden Yoezer partnered up to create a jewelry brand that proudly represents the rich tradition of the Dharma and Bhutan in particular. “We decided that sacred traditions need appropriate representation in the world of jewelry – helping others find inspiration, healing, protection and awakening.” say the partners.

August 28th, 2018


Japanese Silk Tegos: The New Talk of the Town

As more and more stylish Bhutanese women in the capital pair traditional vintage kiras (traditional attire for women in Bhutan) with the stunning Japanese silk tegos (Jacket worn on kiras); we witness a gorgeous union of two heritage textiles and artistic history that have still managed to stand its time. […]

March 6th, 2018


Nail Art Gets Festive

There was a time when clean monotone colours or a classic french manicure were trending styles of cuticle care. Today, the plethora of nail art photos on instagram say otherwise. The field has now transformed into pieces of tiny canvases for nail artists to painstakingly paint, glue tiny jewels and […]

February 13th, 2018


Kingdom Essences: An Essential Oil Brand from Rural Bhutan

When people first saw tiny bottles of natural local made-in-Bhutan essential oils from the brand Kingdom Essences (K.Essences) on social media, most were quite intrigued. Articles online swear by how these organic miracles are good for everyday ailments like the flu, headaches, body aches and so on, but the more […]

November 26th, 2017


Dry Skin? Your Winter Skincare is Here

Winter in Thimphu is always harsh, and we can already feel our skin losing all its moisture. But don’t worry ladies, we are here with our updated winter skincare routine with the Japanese Brand Hada Labo. From their cleanser, toner, essense to moisturizing gel, your skin will be well-prepared to […]

November 3rd, 2017


Bag Up Some Warmth with Woollen Yathras this Winter

A line of Yathra (woollen) bags released by SABAH (SAARC Business Association for Home Based Workers) has arrived just in time for the winter season. These Yathra bags and purses make the ideal accessories, complimenting any outfit and adding a refined and bold edge to any getup. These bags are […]

May 11th, 2017


Microblading: The Art of Beautiful Eyebrows

There’s a beauty trend that most Bhutanese women have been ignoring: well-shaped eyebrows. Styling your eyebrows is no longer just about skimming an eye brow liner through your sparse line of hairs anymore – the entire process requires a skill (if you care about your eyebrows at all). But if […]

February 6th, 2017


LING BAGS: Inspired By Bhutan

Thimphu is slowly beginning to see a growing predilection for quality fashion – by that we mean out with the mass-produced knock-off brands, and for good reason. Whether it’s in support of our small local designers or exclusive brands from abroad, Bhutanese women are becoming quite selective of where and […]

January 14th, 2017


Handmade Designed Soaps in Bhutan

From coconut oil, palm oil, aloe vera to himalayan mugwort (khempa), dandelion and turmeric, entrepreneur Sonam Pelden creates a beautiful assortment of intricately designed soaps – so beautiful that you will not want to use it at all.

December 27th, 2016


SHE BHUTAN’s Winter Collection

She started her brand by designing casual tops and blazers in the market, but now She Bhutan is getting our attention with the launch of her winter collection of jackets and coats with a stunning yathra design incorporation.