The Free Nail Whitening Hack

I have always had an issue with my nails. I started applying nail polish 10 to 15 years ago and have done so religiously on a weekly basis. I do my best to apply a good base coat to protect my nails but somehow they seemed to turn yellow after each polish application and removal. My panic increased with each time, I knew I had to let my nails breathe but I would be so embarrassed by their yellowish tint that I’d apply another color to hide the shame, and so the vicious cycle continued. Any regular manicured gal will agree that this is the worst situation! I tried so many products, cosmetic and pharmaceutical; they can be quite pricey but to no avail. They only give the illusion of whiter nails but do little to fix the problem. read more

SebaMed 5.5

May 5 (5/5) is the celebration day for SebaMed, a German manufactured medical skincare line, because that day correlates to the pH value 5.5 of our skin. This brand ensures that its products are a pH 5.5 to help maintain healthy skin. To make this day special and to spread awareness of a healthy lifestyle, I was invited to spend a day of pampering with access to the gym and fitness classes at the Hilton hotel. It started out with an hour’s massage session with Dr. Burgener products, followed by a relaxing afternoon at the spa. read more

The Natural World Of Beesline

A while ago I received a gift basket from Beesline. It is a Lebanese cosmetic brand that prides itself in its natural ingredients mainly apitherapy, which is the use of honey bee products. I am a huge fan of natural products and tend to search for them when I am at a department store or a para-pharmacy as I have sensitive skin, especially my face.

Inside the bag was a pair of anti odor socks, lip balm, sea salt foot scrub, anti shine facial mask, and beeswax ointment.

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The facial mask was thick in texture that is easy to rub with a pleasant scent. read more

A Ritual For Soft Hands

Who among us doesn’t suffer from dry flaky skin during the winter? It truly is a dilemma when the harsh cold weather strips the moisture from our skin, causing damage. Our hands in particular are constantly exposed, and if you want something a bit more efficient than lotion, give the following a try.

Last night I thought of pampering my hands in a little scrub I made up. Now I’m sure this exists somewhere and it isn’t an invention, but here’s what I did.

1. I got a plastic bowl and filled it up with hot tap water. read more

Makeup Is Overrated

In a world where too much importance is placed on outer shells, we tend to forget to embrace our own God-given beauty. Cosmetics is a booming billion dollar industry that won’t stop short of making girls feel bad about themselves and their looks to sell their products. How? By making us feel that we need to buy products so we look like the girls in the magazines, who incidentally don’t even look like that before the photo editing. While the occasional makeup is nice when we have an event to attend, it shouldn’t be what makes us feel better or pretty. There is nothing like natural beauty, why hide behind layers of foundation? Let’s allow our skin to breathe. Why apply mascara and eyeliner while our eyes can be just as charming? Why the lipliner and lipstick to reshape and increase the volume of our lips, when the way they are is harmonious for our face? read more

Home Remedy For Chapped Lips

Most of us suffer from chapped lips during the winter, but a lot aren’t immune to this even in the summer. Chapped lips are caused by weather conditions (cold or hot), an allergy, smoking, licking lips, dehydration or even vitamin deficiency. The end result is dry, flaky, and itchy lips. Don’t fret; there is a natural cure you can try at home.

The following technique will exfoliate the dead cells on your lips and will allow them to be soft. You will need 2 ingredients, sugar and honey.

1. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoons of sugar until they become a paste. read more

How To Avoid Stretch Marks

If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant one day, or if you tend to gain and lose weight a lot, read on for my tried and tested tip to avoid stretch marks.

Stretch marks happen when the skin is expanding but is too dry and loses its elasticity. Some types of skin are more prone than others to develop them, and once they happen it is near impossible to fix them. I was fully aware of this when I began my pregnant journey. I don’t exactly remember where I heard that almond oil is more efficient than any type of cream, so I went ahead and bought a bottle from the pharmacy. I had previously tried it for a short period of time when I was on my pre-wedding diet. read more