Do you know that Listerine made cigarettes to counter bad breath? That Nivea's distinctive blue color is protected worldwide? That Shiseido also makes ice cream? That Vaseline was used for baking? That Ponds cream was called "cold" because it was the world's first moisturiser that did not require ... Read More about 17 beauty products that have been around for more than 100 years!
Through more than a decade 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 ... Read More about How to make totally indulgent herbal compresses (Time: 10 minutes)
While we all know that acne is often an indicator of what's happening inside our bodies rather than on top of our skin, sometimes you just need that terrifying pimple to go away NOW. So, even though these tried-and-tested home remedies might not banish the chronic cause of your acne, they will ... Read More about 10 DIY ways to zap those zits faster (yes, even the toughest ones!)
Flu season is here... joy to the world! And while it's fun to snuggle down under the sheets with a book and a steaming hot cuppa, it's not half as pleasurable to have the chills, fever, body ache, headache, cough, cold, fatigue and the zillion other maladies that accompany the flu. And like ... Read More about The DIY cold and flu tonic that will keep you healthy all season long!
I simply cannot get through the day without a lip balm. Summer or winter, my lips need that buttery dose of nourishment to keep them soft, supple and flake-free. However, given the number of chemical additives in most store-bought balms, I am becoming increasingly wary of putting them anywhere ... Read More about Beauty recipe: You can make your own lip balm (and you really should)