Yes, you can make your hair grow faster – with this India-inspired hair treatment

Indian women are known for their thick, dark and glossy locks. And a whole community insists they do it through this three-oil blend, which is easily made at home anywhere in the world. Why does it work? ...more

Healthy hair menu: The foods you should be eating for gorgeous, shiny hair

If nutritionists and trichologists are to be believed, your daily haircare...more

5 (super-easy!) ways to care for your skin when you are sick

For everyone who’s been asking, thebeautygypsy.com was not updated...more

Beauty recipe: How a simple, single ingredient DIY face mask healed my skin overnight

Sometimes, in skincare, you really need to pare down to the very basics. Because when your skin is super-reactive or seriously dry and flaky or plagued with a chronic overload of acne, the worst thing you can do is burden it with lotions and potions, whether homemade or store bought. And I speak from personal experience, having just gone...more

Beauty recipe: This DIY face pack wants to protect your skin from air pollution

While focusing on sun protection, we usually forget another major skin culprit: Pollution. Think smog. Dirt ....more

DIY beauty recipes: Victoria’s Secret Angels talk about getting your skin summer-ready

Congratulations world, there’s a whole new batch of Victoria’s Secret Angels out in the universe now. Which means loads more eye candy. And, of course, loads more body envy and general feelings of inadequateness as we shed the layers of our own wardrobe for summer ....more

Phantom Flowers

Ever wondered how a flower like the camellia, which actually has no scent, becomes the pivot point for a cult fragrance like Une Fleur de Chanel? Or how does Flower by Kenzo capture the essence of red poppies, which once again have no aroma at all? As it happens, the answer lies in a laboratory and not with nature ....more

Of holidays and everything that happens AFTER you’ve left on that jet plane

Hello people… and apologies for the super-long absence. To all the lovely ones who’ve been asking, I’m quite well, thank you! It’s just that sometimes you decide to blog more regularly – decide to launch new blogs, in fact – and life makes an even firmer decision to get in the way ....more

Why your makeup could use some deodorant!

Humid summer nights are never a good match for alfresco dinner parties – but I still got trapped into attending one yesterday night. So, with makeup literally melting off faster than I could apply it, I decided to risk a truly bizarre beauty tip that I saw in action at the Cannes Film Festival last year – using deodorant as a face primer. Seriously! ...more