My father, God bless his soul, was an advocate of Apple Cider Vinegar and would have a spoonful blended in his first glass of water every morning he woke. Many may detest the taste, but I have a love for sourness, and happily inherited this healthful habit.

Are you swigging Apple Cider Vinegar? If not, you might be missing out. Read on for more.


For the longest time I’ve come to believe that washing my face with soap is a big skincare no-no. Commercial soaps tend to be harsh on delicate facial skin, stripping it of precious oils.

However, I was recently introduced to the concept of hand-made soaps, free of nasty parabans and SLS, and loaded with skin-loving ingredients that are good enough even for tender baby skin. Just look at the gorgeous hamper I received from home-grown brand SoulPure Soaps!

One of the highlights of the month of Feb was attending the Sephora Spring 2018 launch. This beauty mogul keeping outdoing themselves by sourcing the best in beauty from across the globe. This coming season is no different with many exciting new entrants, and a whole load of drool-worthy new additions from many of our favorite brands.

Here’s a rundown of some of the brand new Sephora Spring 2018 goodies I have my eyes on…

If you are well and truly serious about skincare, you already know the importance of serums. Using a serum as a part of your regular skincare regime becomes all the more important as we age.

Unlike regular moisturizers that sit on the surface of the skin, serums are lightweight enough to penetrate deeper down to deliver active ingredients.

For the past year I’ve been ignoring serums due to my obsession with facial oils (my current favorite is Rose Hip Oil). However, legendary beauty brand Avon has combined both into one powerfully clever, award-winning product. I’m talking about the Avon Ultimate Supreme Dual Elixir. 

If you are a die-hard makeup maven and haven’t heard of Fenty Beauty, chances are you live under a rock. Launched by none other than pop icon Rihanna (aka Bad Girl Riri), the launch of Fenty Beauty was one of the most coveted beauty events of late 2017.

As if all that hype was not enough, she comes out with this absolutely ‘stunning’ (pun intended) lip paint that promises to be the holy grail of red lipstick as we know it.

Introducing the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint. Bad Girl Riri vouches this shade will universally suit any complexion out there, and will last a good 12 hours without feathering ‘even while you eat, even while you make out’. Ofcourse I had to try it out.

Last Thursday, right after an entire work week that felt like forever, I headed off to Conrad Dubai to try out the much-coveted Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial.

I usually take good care of my skin, but the past week has been wearing me down (think extra cups of coffee, under 5 hours of sleep and not drinking enough water). The lackluster reflected on my face, and I was relying on this session to make me look and feel more ‘alive’ for the impending weekend.

I’m a sucker for coconut water, so imagine my delight when one of my favorite makeup brands comes up with a facial mist loaded with the stuff!

The Too Faced Hangover RX 3 in 1 Primer and Setting Spray might be quite a mouthful of a name, but this refreshingly scented product works just as hard.

Rosehip Oil is a bit of a juxtaposition… the bare mention of ‘rose’ might conjure up an overbearingly floral, scented picture but in contrast you have an oil that smells of… well, an oil.

Rosehip Oil is far from rosy, and has a characteristically bright yellow color. Although the oil has been used for beauty since the era of the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties, it was probably Australian beauty Miranda Kerr who brought it back to the limelight.

I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 12. When I first turned four-eyed, I thought it was pretty cool and grownup. As I entered my teens I got all self-conscious thanks to the ‘geek’ stigma attached to being bespectacled. I constantly saw the world through stiff, dry contact lenses. Times have changed and goggles are more of a fashion statement now; my view on wearing glasses has had a 360 degree turn.

Girls with glasses are cool! Make the most of your frames, and read on for tips to take your style quotient behind goggles many notches up.

beauty tips for girls with glasses