Our kitchen cupboards are stocked with age-old beauty secrets. Come play in the kitchen with me, and lets create face masks that are fresh, fun and super cheap!

I’ve always been a fan of natural, organic beauty products and when you know a face mask is safe enough to lick, its also free of chemical nasties found in many commercial offerings.

Today I’m trying out a super-easy Milk Mask…

Edible Face Mask Milk

What do you do when one of your favorite skincare brands joins hands with a highly creative pair of world-famous graphics designers? Get super excited of course!

Kiehl’s is no stranger to the beauty world. Founded in 1851 in New York’s East Village neighborhood, the brand started off as an old-world apothecary. With an extensive medical background in beauty, the brand has grown from strength to strength, and can be listed as a household name the world over today.

This holiday season, Kiehl’s collaborates with Craig & Karl.

Kiehl's Holiday Creme de Corps Body Butter AED 250
Kiehl’s Holiday Creme de Corps Body Butter AED 250

We all crave a beautiful, healthy mane. Supermarket shelves are loaded with colorful, perfectly marketed bottles promising us the hair of our dreams.

Recently, many major hair-care brands have come under scrutiny for all the nasty additives, including sulfates, in their mix. Consumer awareness is on the rise, people are reading labels, the rise of the organic era is upon us.

Age old beauty secrets include the use of various nut oils, and these are making a comeback into the hair-care scene.

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Who doesn’t want a dewy, youthful complexion clear of blemishes and tell-tale signs of aging? I for one have scoured the retail isles trying one cleverly marketed pot after the other, and then I discovered Human+Kind.

It all made sense. Why pile up your skin with scary, unpronounceable lab concoctions when you can turn back to nature for a simpler, cleaner answer? Developed in Ireland, Human+Kind takes on a refreshingly simple approach on beauty. I have been using their Anti-Ageing Cream, and this nifty product is a face cream, an anti-aging cream and an under-eye cream all in one. I am not exaggerating when I say I felt my skin tighten on first use. It must have something to do with their key ingredient, Achmella Oleracea aka ‘Nature’s Botox’.

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Beware of the Sikkim Girls. Covered from head to foot, the manage to seduce away husbands with subtle sensual sways.

Sheema Mukherjee, an Indian musician, happened to be on holiday in the p906682_348533855314372_2035128776283117865_oicturesque Eastern Indian province of Darjeeling and came across a quaint little eatery called ‘Hot Stimulating Cafe’. It was here she heard of the Sikkim Girls. The café owner told her of their prowess, and how they had managed to steal his daughter’s husband.

It was this rather exotic encounter that inspired Lush’s perfumers Simon and Mark Constantine to create the Sikkim Girls scent.

The scent features sultry floral notes of frangipani, jasmine and tuberose on a sweet base of vanilla. Although the key notes are floral, I would describe it as a heady, sensual, almost musky scent that wears well into the day. It has a spicy undertone that makes it quite grown-up and sexy.

The label features a charming illustration of the sensual Sikkim Girls in red, black and white, and comes in bottles of 0.3 oz. to 3.1 oz.

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