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!
I almost didn't do a gift guide on the blog this time. Have been running it on Instagram for a while (you can check out all the bits and bobs on my feed here), but then a whole lot of you wrote in and asked for more. And there is nothing I love more about this medium than listening to actual ... Read More about The ULTIMATE gift guide to end all gift guides!
Dark, dramatic and mysterious, gypsies have both fascinated and frightened people the world over since the 14th century. Traveling nomads indulging in eternal wanderlust, mystics who dance with bells on their ankles, fortune tellers who live life on the outskirts of society... these wanderers have ... Read More about Gypsy makeup: How to look grungy, mystical and exotic this Halloween
From the quirkiest nail art ever to hot tubs full of beer, here are the beauty scoops that are not to be missed this week. Ultrasound nails? The latest beauty trend to hit baby showers and gender reveal parties, nail art reflecting the little jelly bean growing in your tummy is the latest way to ... Read More about The Beauty Gypsy’s Sunday Scoop: Beer Spa, Lady Gaga, Ultrasound Nails, Avocados & More
Embryolisse and La Roche-Posay sit at every pharmacy around the corner. Avène and Bioderma are possibly even more easily available Stateside than in France. Le Petit Marseillais and Lierac are present at Walgreens. French beauty, in short, is under threat of becoming almost generic. Surely, ... Read More about Secret files: 11 cult French beauty products you haven’t heard about a zillion times already!