My first blog was called Sandalwood & Jasmine, in honor of my two favorite beauty ingredients. A few years back, I even had the good people over at L'Artisan Parfumeur make me a fragrance with only these two luscious notes, and the bottle still sits on my table – rare and precious, brought out ... Read More about Secrets of sandalwood: 11 health and beauty benefits of this luscious oil
I collect hair tips like it's my job (which it is – and YAY for that!). Unfortunately, though there are precious few pro pointers that actually work in real life, for those of us who don't have any army of hair stylists shadowing us every minute of the day. Because hair can be complicated. Those ... Read More about 12 hair tips that are GUARANTEED to make your life easier
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!
'Tis the season of the pumpkin. They are already making their way into decadent desserts and soothing stews... and soon, these luscious members of the gourd family are going to be carved up for Halloween. However, while pumpkins look, smell and taste delicious, they're even more effective as a ... Read More about Kick of autumn with these pumpkin spiced beauty recipes
Blonde. Brunette. Redhead. Long. Short. Straight. Curly. Wavy. Young. Old. Thick. Thin. If there is one thing that ties all these diverse types together, it's this: Split ends. Horrid, ghastly, hair-destroying split ends. Which turn your strands into straw and make it impossible to ... Read More about How to fix split ends (without cutting your hair!)