I have been fascinated with the traditional Jamu drink for quite a while now. It dates back almost 1,200 years to ancient Java and has often been likened to Ayurveda. In Indonesia, Jamu is used to address everything from weight gain and a sluggish metabolism to acne, insomnia, fatigue and cough or ... Read More about Indonesian Jamu: A simple recipe to make your own healing detox tonic
I was drawn to Gisou by the glossy, luscious, BRILLIANT locks of founder-owner Negin Mirsalehi. If there is any chance that someone can give me even 10% of the hair gorgeousness she possesses, they can have all my money. The Gisou Propolis Infused Polishing Primer was a reality check but in a ... Read More about The Beauty Gypsy Review: Gisou Propolis Infused Polishing Primer
I am not a germaphobe. Not by a long shot. But I have been known to never leave home without some antibacterial hand gel. Because you never know where the day will take you: doctor's offices, public washrooms, dirty cabs, the subway, sticky tables, snotty noses... you know the drill. But there ... Read More about How to make your own hand sanitizer: Safe, simple, effective!
Normally, I love vintage beauty tips. After all, anything that's stood the test of time for hundreds of years has to be pretty effective. And I like how most of them are all about natural and wholesome ingredients, most of which can be found right within my kitchen. However, sometimes, the really ... Read More about Fatal attraction: The most terrifying beauty practices ever!
I have mixed feelings about this “oil-serum hybrid” from Glossier. The basic premise behind Futuredew is that it gives you super-dewy, super-glowy, glass skin in an instant. There’s a lot of radiance packed into the bottle: Oils for instant dewiness, minerals for a reflective flow and fruit ... Read More about The Beauty Gypsy Review: Glossier Futuredew