I am not high maintenance – just extremely practical. So, let me explain why I need to sleep on silk pillowcases. It's not because of the luscious, cool, glam, makes-me-feel-like-a-queen factor but because the skin needs silk. Why? Silk and hair Sleeping on silk can help prevent hair from ... Read More about Can silk pillowcases save your skin (and hair)?
A German friend suggested this new (actually old – they've been using it in Germany for some 12,000 years!) beauty recipe for hair that's lost its mojo and seems totally dry and dull (MINE!). I took it for a road test this week and after ages had hair that actually seemed bouncy and healthy and ... Read More about Beauty recipe: The apple hair mask (it makes hair all smooth & shiny!)
I have grown up with the sweet, spicy and herbaceous aroma of fresh coriander (also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley) wafting through the house at mealtimes. I know it's great for lowering cholesterol and treating digestive issues, when taken internally. However, it wasn't till I was reading ... Read More about Coriander: My skin’s new BFF (you may know it as cilantro!)
'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
These past few weeks that I've been in Provence, the region 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 ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!