There are roses. And then there’s Rose de Mai. A flower so rare that it blooms for only three weeks a year, in Grasse, the flower capital of France. The entire year’s production of this clear and sweet-scented rose, whose petals carry the notes of pale honey and green earth, is less than one day’s ... Read More about Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Oil: Let’s talk about the rarest rose in the world of beauty
Name it and she has done it. Made up top runway models, including the Victoria's Secret angels? Done. Created makeup looks for cult campaigns, like Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Dianne Von Furstenburg, and Calvin Klein? Done. Shot for the world's top glossies, including pretty ... Read More about Creators of Clean: Rose-Marie Swift, makeup artist to supermodels and activist for safe cosmetics
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!)
As those who follow me on Instagram would know, I've spent most of these last weeks wandering around the inner reaches of France, Germany and Italy, with one conclusion: while French women are the epitome of understated chic and the Germans have a robust constitution, it is the Italian bellisima who ... Read More about Beauty recipe: The Italian secret to glow-y, flawless, PERFECT skin
We've spoken about L’Officine Universelle Buly before... the 215-year-old French brand that's undergone a magnificent renaissance in the hands of Ramdane Touhami (former co-owner of Cire Trudon) and Victoire de Taillac to become a 21st century favorite for those in the know. Their water-based ... Read More about Can this ancient Hawaiian beauty secret give you amazing skin?