Nine hours. That's how long it took to apply the mehndi at the Indian part of my wedding, exactly 8 years back. I still remember waking up at 6 in the morning and sitting still for 9 full hours, while 4 women worked simultaneously on my hands and legs (so, that's 36 woman-hours in total), sketching ... Read More about Beauty recipes from my Indian wedding (that work EVERYWHERE in the world!)
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The city: Udaipur, India. The most legendary of towns in Rajasthan, known as the "Venice of the East" due to its stunning lakeside location, rambling old palaces and stunning architecture painted in every shade of white known to mankind. The quest: Soaking in the ancient beauty of the landscape ... Read More about Royal fables: A tryst with Udaipur and its cult skincare recipes
There is a reason turmeric is a core ingredient in beauty rituals and medicinal regimes all the way from Japan and Indonesia to Sri Lanka and India. Multiple reasons, actually: this yellow-colored spice is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifier. It ... Read More about Turmeric: The super skincare spice (and it doesn’t always turn you yellow!)
Through 8 years of marriage, Mr. TBG has realised that when I twitch with sore muscles or cry over a strained back it's more conducive to call the spa before summoning a doctor. But I am not alone in my belief of massage before medicine: hot herbal pouches have travelled a long way since their ... Read More about How to make totally indulgent herbal compresses (Time: 10 minutes)
Ever since the first cut of Kate Moss' bare-all ad campaign for St. Tropez have hit the net, we mere mortals are suffering from a baaaaad case of body envy. The woman, after all, is 39-years-old! 39. Seriously. Would you believe it? And if I use St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, do I have a shot ... Read More about Kate Moss shows us how to look good naked!