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!)
Ever felt envious of someone who has boxes overflowing with free samples of the hottest foundations, mascaras, perfumes and moisturisers (great for trying out a product, perfect for touch-ups and unbeatable for travelling) when you can't even get a measly mini-bottle of toner with a ... Read More about How to score the best beauty samples… every time!
Cleopatra, the legendary queen of the Nile, was famous for her luxurious milk baths. So was Rani Padmavati (née Padmini), the iconic royal beauty, all the way in India. And every top-end spa boasts of an extensive milk menu in the 21st century. Why? Milk is a terrific source of lactic acid, a ... Read More about Ever indulged in a milk based beauty treatment? (If not, you’re missing out!)