I almost didn't do a gift guide on the blog this time. Have been running it on Instagram for a while (you can check out all the bits and bobs on my feed here), but then a whole lot of you wrote in and asked for more. And there is nothing I love more about this medium than listening to actual ... Read More about The ULTIMATE gift guide to end all gift guides!
It's that time of the year when the world (read holiday stress, family dramas, chaotic travels, endless parties and gatherings, lack of sleep, pure exhaustion etc etc etc!) is conspiring to give you deathly-dull skin, a blotchy complexion, flakes, dark circles and insane spots. But this is also ... Read More about Beauty DIY: Is your skin freaking out? Fix it, fast
As the colder, dryer winds blow in and we enter gift giving season, the mind turns to... lotion bars. Yes, simple but utterly scrumptious lotion bars that literally caress the skin to buttery smoothness and leave behind the most beautiful glow. And you can so easily make them at home, ... Read More about Beauty DIY: How to make lotion bars (the perfect gift for yourself or someone else!)
For everyone who's been asking, thebeautygypsy.com was not updated quite as frequently last week as I've come down with the worst cold and flu of my entire life. Not kidding. A hacking cough, watery eyes, running nose, aching muscles, horrible headache and high fever have made getting out of bed ... Read More about 5 (super-easy!) ways to care for your skin when you are sick
What's bright, fresh, smells of summer and heals the driest, most sensitive skin in a flash? Calendula salve. A vintage skincare remedy that's so powerful, it's being repurposed by everyone from Korres and Kiehl's to Jurlique and Farmacie. Calendula is a variety of marigold that is excellent for ... Read More about What heals dry, sensitive skin, acne AND eczema? That would be calendula salve