hair LOVE

RELAXED WAVES ARE A MUCH BETTER LOOK THAN FLAT-IRONED HAIR, don’t you think?… To DIY soft, touchable waves, work volumizer through damp hair (if your hair is thick, use a coin-size drop of styling cream instead to reduce frizz). Blow-dry while tossing your hair around with your hands—the bigger it gets, the better. Then take […]

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clever CLEAVAGE MOVE

THE SKIN ON YOUR CHEST AND CLEAVAGE…  has few oil glands and is more susceptible to brown spots. It also happens to be more sensitive, so while your favourite anti-ageing cream will work, use it here just twice a week. And if you’re planning on showing a little cleavage… sweep an illuminating body powder over […]

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bad skin HABIT #2…

STAYING UP LATE… Sleep deprivation causes stress, which can aggravate all skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Sleep is also the time when your body repairs the damage from the day, and interrupting that process will slow down cell turnover. In the short term, this can mess with the way blood flows to the […]

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refresh your complexion THIS WEEK

EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN once or twice a week with an at-home peel containing glycolic, alpha hydroxy, or salicylic acid. After the first peel, your skin will look shinier and more taut and after four weeks, it’ll look even better. For normal skin: Use a one-step salicylic or glycolic acid peel. For oily or combination skin: […]

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happy WEEKEND

“Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring.”― Denise Austin {Pic: Dustjacket Attic}

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bad skin HABIT

CHATTING ON THE PHONE… {seriously!} Resting your chin or cheek against a phone—mobile or old-school—can lead to breakouts, whether or not the phone is clean and bacteria-free. Just leaning your face against it can cause friction, occlusion, and heat, all of which can make you break out. If your chatting habit is too ingrained to […]

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eye LIFT

TO LOOK FIVE YEARS YOUNGER, FAKE AN EYE LIFT with some artful contouring… Use a light-coloured shadow near the lash line and a deeper shade in an arc above the crease where the lid is dropping. The lighter shade makes the bottom of the lid more visible, while the darker shade makes the puffy top […]

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happy WEEKEND

“LOVE recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.”― Maya Angelou

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