Mention castor oil and my mind flashes back to horrendous memories of being lined up as kids and force fed spoons of the vile stuff as a laxative that literally churned your innards with excruciating agony. Once free from that uniquely Asian mode of maternal torture, I vowed to never let a bottle ... Read More about The DIY castor oil pack detox: Glowing skin and healthy insides sans the laxative effect
There's something about a brand new year that brings out the detox lover in me. I don't know why. It's not like any diet that's started on January 1st is going to be in the least bit more effective than one that kicks in on, say, May 17th. But still, new year and new beginnings and all that, I ... Read More about Indonesian Jamu: A simple recipe to make your own healing detox tonic
For all its emphasis on inclusivity, this has been a pretty divisive year for the beauty industry in general. Love Fenty makeup? Hate Fenty makeup? Should women put on makeup in public? Is armpit hair acceptable? Is it all right for men to wear makeup? In a more microcosmic sphere, my own beauty ... Read More about The 7 best beauty investments I made this year (and the 4 WORST!)
Even if your makeup bag looks spick-and-span – no crumbly foundation or decade-old lipsticks – it could still be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. That's because every time you pull out your lip gloss or mascara, bacteria descend, ready to spread nasty infections such as sties, cold sores ... Read More about How to banish bacteria and germ-proof your makeup bag (you need to do this NOW!)
I am not a germaphobe. Not by a long shot. But I have been known to never leave home without some antibacterial hand gel. Because you never know where the day will take you: doctor's offices, public washrooms, dirty cabs, the subway, sticky tables, snotty noses... you know the drill. But there ... Read More about How to make your own hand sanitizer: Safe, simple, effective!