Whether you have curly red hair, dark and smooth skin or piercing blue eyes, there’s something special and unique about all of us. We should embrace it, accentuate it and be proud of what we were born with. We should take care of ourselves in the most natural ways possible and keep as many icky, chemically-infused and potent products out of our makeup drawers.
Did you know that olive oil can be used on your dry skin? Did you know that a layer of mayo can keep your hair hydrated? Did you know Read more [...]
The cat eye trend: the sexy, winged eyeliner that’s incredibly versatile, looks amazing on any shaped eye, and adds a certain charm and glamour to your style that nothing else in the beauty department can do.
It has the right amount of drama, the right amount of sass and the right amount of delicate femininity to bring out all sides of your personality. And it’s seen in every magazine, how-to blog and on the likes of Taylor Swift and Adele at every flip of the TV channel. Born in the Read more [...]
We’ve all had them, those terrible bad hair days that come at exactly the wrong moment. Most of us will run back to the shower and try it again, time permitting. But what can you do if you don’t have this option? Do what we women do best – Accessorise!
Scarves are usually just thrown around our necks like some monument to summer passing without another thought. But, most of us don’t realise the true potential that scarves have to liven up our wardrobes, keep us warm, stop that awful autumn Read more [...]
Autumn is quickly approaching. In mere weeks, we will all be cleaning out our closets and packing up the summer maxi dresses and jeans shorts for the holiday season. We’ll be sipping pumpkin lattes and watching as the crisp, colourful leaves fill our gardens. It’s such a beautiful, refreshing time of the year, so it’s only natural to spruce up your everyday look with the new, cooler temperatures.
Photo via Kasia Lemonka
Every season trends arise, magazines are packed with amazing ideas Read more [...]
Have you ever noticed how often scent is mentioned in literature? Whether it's a commentary on the sweet aroma of baking bread, a lover's perfume, or some horrid stench in a street scene, the different scents that waft through the writer's imagination take form in marvellously descriptive prose. Books such as Perfume by Patrick Suskind, or Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins centre around various olfactory wonders, and it's rare to find a single book that doesn't mention scent in some fashion.
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When attending a special function, whether it is your wedding day or other event that requires high glamour, your hair is one of the most important elements of your style. Here are some of the latest hairstyle trends and how to make them work for you.
Love Me Knot
Photo: Marie Astier
Knots are no longer a messy and fast way to keep your hair in place. They have become elegant and glamorous. Chignons have been seen on the runway this year by designers such as Ralph Lauren. Low chignons in particular Read more [...]
Toss it all. Moisturising creams, shortening, dandruff shampoo, Neosporin, butter, deep conditioning treatments. Take every beauty product and cooking oil you use and place them all in the rubbish. Sunburn aloe, insect repellent, diaper rash cream… seriously – rid yourself from every single one. Replace with the supersonic coconut oil: you can pretty much use it for everything. Yes, your hair, skin and body. Everything.
Because it is so incredibly dense in nutrients, the uses and Read more [...]
Whether you believe the life of a human being is more valuable than the life of an animal or not, the debate over animal testing and cruelty free cosmetics has swung in favour of protecting our four-footed friends, at least as far as testing beauty and make up products are concerned. Because testing often required subjecting animals to pain, suffering and even death, advocates have spoken out—loudly and often—throughout history in defence of the defenceless. It's been a year since we have Read more [...]
If you have greasy hair, you’ll know what a pain it can be. My hair is fine and flyaway, but goes through regular stages of being greasy and finding the right care for your hair can be tricky, as well as annoying. When you’re low on time, you don’t want to have to constantly be worrying about washing your hair, or if other people might think that it looks greasy. So, we've come up with some top shampoo and hair care tips.
I’ve got a few suggestions for great hair care tips for greasy Read more [...]