Even if your makeup bag looks spick-and-span – no crumbly foundation or decade-old lipsticks – it could still be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. That's because every time you pull out your lip gloss or mascara, bacteria descend, ready to spread nasty infections such as sties, cold sores ... Read More about How to banish bacteria and germ-proof your makeup bag (you need to do this NOW!)
As a kid, I spent several sick days hiding under large pieces of furniture to escape the turmeric milk self-prescribed by mom in place of antibiotics. As a somewhat-adult (mom still doesn't agree with the adult bit!), I am voluntarily downing mugfuls of turmeric milk (called turmeric latte by the ... Read More about Turmeric latte: Drinking to your health (with recipes that taste AWESOME!)
Turmeric is pretty much skincare's magic elixir, tackling everything from acne and hyper-pigmentation to wrinkles and eczema. But many of us are super-wary of putting this bright yellow spice on our faces, since the Lisa Simpson look is not really too attractive on normal mortals. So, how to reap ... Read More about Beauty DIY: How to remove turmeric stains from your skin
The year was 1916 and the princely Indian State of Mysore, which was the world's largest supplier of sandalwood and sandalwood oil, had a mammoth problem on its hands. With the First World War in full swing, there was no way to export the kingdom's excessive sandalwood reserves to Europe. That's ... Read More about Mysore Sandal Soap: A tale of exoticism, evolution and extinction
So, did Queen Elizabeth wake up on her 90th birthday and have a nice laugh at Prince Charles' expense? Hoo boy, doesn't seem you're going to be the king anytime in the near future. After all, the world's oldest monarch isn't going anywhere soon, considering her sprightly step and reigns-well-in-hand ... Read More about Discovering Queen Elizabeth (and Duchess Kate’s) Britain, one beauty recipe at a time!