Buy or DIY: Chocolate Face Mask

Buy or DIY: Chocolate Face Mask | Now that Valentine’s day is over, you may be wondering what to do with all that chocolate you got from your coterie of admirers. No worries. Instead of gorging on and gaining weight with that 85% cacao chocolate, you can use it as a face mask to level up your skincare, ensuring double the admirers and even more free chocolate next year!

Tranquility Time: Goodbye Summer Spa Day

Tranquility Time: Goodbye Summer Spa Day Summer 2017 seemed to go by in the blink of an eye, but even though the shorter, cooler days of autumn are rapidly approaching, there's still a few weeks of summer left.  Before getting too busy with all of the responsibilities that come with the change in seasons, set [...]

5 Natural Beauty Products That I Can’t Live Without

5 Natural Beauty Products That I Can’t Live Without One of the requests that we've had on the blog is to feature a few more beauty posts. To be honest, I'm not all that good at doing makeup. Give me a choice between writing an analysis on the geo-political environment in east Asia as it [...]

Uttori Beauty: Adzuki Bean Face Scrub Mask

Uttori Beauty: Adzuki Bean Face Scrub Mask I first saw this recipe from the awesome Urban Bush Babes. I was excited because, one, I had never seen anything like this; and two, I love adzuki beans. Adzuki beans are a common component of East Asian cuisine and are often featured in a variety of desserts, [...]

4 Easy Ways to Care for Skin in the Winter

4 Easy Ways to Care for Skin in the Winter Keeping skin moisturized during the winter months, especially when you live in a cold weather climate, can be a challenge. While winterizing your skin may seem like an extra step in your daily beauty routine, there are a few easy ways to pump up your [...]

Introvert Life: Natural Beauty Gifts for Men and Women

Introvert Life: Natural Beauty Gifts for Men and Women Natural beauty gifts are perfect for DIY around the holidays. They also make excellent gifts, especially if you have a friend or family member with allergies, or who simply prefers a more natural lifestyle. Crafting natural gifts can be less expensive, as many of the ingredients [...]