Right now, everything in Provence literally seems to glow bluish-purple. The color of soft lavender bushes shimmering against a blue sky... rolling up balmy country days and the soulfulness of summer into one pretty package. But as I've come to realise through talking with both beauty industry ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
With benefits ranging from conditioning and adding shine to treating dandruff and stimulating growth, hair oil has become like liquid gold for our tresses. And forget all those drippy, sloppy, sticky after-effects: The big beauty players are creating a completely new generation of oils for the ... Read More about Hair oils: Exactly which one is right for you?
Pardon me for being all high maintenance but when you have hair that’s as prone to unruliness as mine – think fine, frizzy, the unholy duality of dry ends and oily scalp, genetically predisposed to breakage – one tends to start investing in some kickass treatments. The latest in these have been ... Read More about The Beauty Gypsy Review: Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots
After my last post – 50 amazing beauty tricks with coconut oil – I have received tons of queries about the best type of coconut oil available in the market. How do you pick the best, most healthy version? Which one will work best for the skin and hair? Virgin or refined? What do "cold ... Read More about Virgin? Expeller pressed? Organic? Cold pressed? Centrifuged? How do I choose the best coconut oil?
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!