Fall is here, complete with molten gold and ruby leaves, chilly breezes, snuggly sweaters, soft blankets, fireplaces spiced with tobacco woods... and bushels of fragrant apples. Lots and lots of apples. Especially if you are dwelling in the German countryside (as I am for the moment!), where ... Read More about Beauty DIY: An apple a day keeps the skin problems away!
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!)
Few weeks ago, when I was 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 with both ... Read More about The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!
There are few things I love more than the scent of jasmine flowers. It's soft and sensuous in equal measures... heady and soothing, intoxicating and purifying, soulful and exotic... so many contradictions, all bundled into tiny white buds that have the power to evoke cooling summer breezes and ... Read More about Beauty DIY: A hair mask that will make your strands feel like spun silk. Guaranteed.
There is a reason the humble carrot is figuring so prominently in many skincare products nowadays – the crunchy orange power food is loaded with beta-carotene, or pro-vitamin A, which is often referred to as the "beauty vitamin" because of its importance in maintaining the skin's health. Add in its ... Read More about Beauty DIY: The face mask that’s like a juice cleanse for your skin