The Beauty Gypsy
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Where ancient beauty secrets meet modern science
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Want thicker hair? Munch on this super-powerful beauty food

Want thicker hair? Munch on this super-powerful beauty food | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Even though all of us want thick and healthy hair, few of us do the easiest thing to get it – snack on something really delicious!
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Why I have moved from chemical to physical sunscreen (and what's the difference)

Why I have moved from chemical to physical sunscreen (and what's the difference) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Which sunscreen should I choose? Physical or chemical? What's the difference? Which one is more effective? And are there any health risks?
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For my money, after everything I have read and the experts to whom I have spoken, my go-to is now a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide. Let me explain.

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Beauty DIY: How to remove turmeric stains from your skin

Beauty DIY: How to remove turmeric stains from your skin | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Turmeric is pretty much skincare's magic elixir, tackling everything from acne and hyper-pigmentation to wrinkles & eczema. But what to do about the stains?
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Beauty recipe: This crushed Cabarnet scrub is the ultimate smooth skin secret

Beauty recipe: This crushed Cabarnet scrub is the ultimate smooth skin secret | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
It's easy. It's French. And it's endorsed by one of the top beauty doyens of our times. What else could you want?
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Beauty DIY: An ultra-easy face mask to unclog and shrink those mammoth pores

Beauty DIY: An ultra-easy face mask to unclog and shrink those mammoth pores | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This all-natural recipe tackles enlarged pores with a mighty dose of skin toning, astringent and antibacterial ingredients... in about five minutes.
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It’s probably the most asked question on this blog: How do I tackle enlarged pores?

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Absolutely every single thing you need to know about Meghan Markle's beauty secrets

Absolutely every single thing you need to know about Meghan Markle's beauty secrets | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Even though we don't have a shot at bagging a prince, we can dip into some of Meghan Markle's beauty secrets that may make us just as radiant.
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When you want to look gorgeous enough to make a prince weep!

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The slacker's guide to weight loss: 34 super-easy ways to lose weight sans diet or exercise

The slacker's guide to weight loss: 34 super-easy ways to lose weight sans diet or exercise | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Health and weight loss experts have a host of hidden tricks that go a long way in melting the fat – without killing yourself with diet or exercise!
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What they don't tell you at the beauty counter (Ignore this at your own risk!)

What they don't tell you at the beauty counter (Ignore this at your own risk!) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
We asked real women who work behind beauty counters to give us the inside story!
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A beauty counter often seems like the enchanted land, with all those gorgeous makeup and skincare products twinkling and shimmering at every turn. But the smart consumer has to wonder: what’s real and what’s fake? Or more importantly, are they putting your health at risk?

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Beauty DIY: How to get rid of dandruff naturally

Beauty DIY: How to get rid of dandruff naturally | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
More than 90% of us will experience dandruff at some time. So, walk through these all-natural dandruff remedies and be prepared to raid your kitchen.
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Whether it’s a byproduct of seasonal changes, hormones, dryness, excessive greasiness, product buildup or just urban grit and grime, dandruff often seems almost inevitable

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Beauty DIY: A hair mask that will make your strands feel like spun silk. Guaranteed.

Beauty DIY: A hair mask that will make your strands feel like spun silk. Guaranteed. | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This jasmine-based hair mask is a cult favourite amidst French women, who would rather have healthy hair than complicated, chemical-laden styling products.
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The natural oils will relax and purify the scalp, along with stimulating blood circulation and encouraging hair growth. They are also great for nourishing dry and frizzy strands, turning them smooth, sleek, and glossy.

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Discovering Queen Elizabeth (and Duchess Kate's) Britain, one beauty recipe at a time!

Discovering Queen Elizabeth (and Duchess Kate's) Britain, one beauty recipe at a time! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Let's celebrate the magnificent Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday with some gorgeous vintage English beauty recipes. After all, that British peaches-and-cream complexion is the stuff of legend!
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A very royal happy birthday to Her Majesty The Queen

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Is your skin dry? Or dehydrated? What's the difference? And what are the solutions?

Is your skin dry? Or dehydrated? What's the difference? And what are the solutions? | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Do you have dry skin? And no amount of creams and hydrating face masks seem to help? Welcome to skincare's biggest confusion: dry skin vs dehydrated skin.
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This makes for very surprising reading!
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Beauty recipe: Four (simple) ingredients, one easy DIY lip scrub

Beauty recipe: Four (simple) ingredients, one easy DIY lip scrub | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This DIY lip scrub takes about 2 minutes, costs less than $1 and does the job just as effectively as any pricey store-bought version.
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It's ridiculously easy!
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The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included!

The (many) beauty benefits of lavender: Ultra-easy DIY recipes included! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Lavender is one of the most powerful remedies in the plant world, offering relief for problems as varied as sunburns, acne and dandruff.
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Lavender is much more than just a pretty flower. It is also one of the most powerful remedies in the plant world, offering relief for problems as varied as sunburns, acne and dandruff. No wonder the ancient Egyptians and Romans treasured the oil extracted from its leaves and flowers.

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Sisi: Modern-day beauty tips from a 19th century Empress

Sisi: Modern-day beauty tips from a 19th century Empress | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Stunningly beautiful, Austrian Empress Sisi was a legendary beauty who left behind a heritage of skincare and haircare that is indispensable even today.
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12 Japanese beauty secrets that will change your skin

12 Japanese beauty secrets that will change your skin | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Flawless skin is a status marker in Japan, and whole tracts of ancient medicine are devoted to keeping it gorgeous. Today, this knowledge is finding its way into a slew of beauty products. Time to explore in greater detail and partake some of the gorgeousness ourselves?
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Move over K-beauty, J-beauty is here to claim its rightful place in the sun!

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Boozing with benefits: The right way to drink red wine for weight loss

Boozing with benefits: The right way to drink red wine for weight loss | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Does red wine really help with weight loss? What's the best time to have it? How much to have? Let's spill the real scoop on these questions and more.
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Beauty recipe: The Italian secret to glow-y, flawless skin

Beauty recipe: The Italian secret to glow-y, flawless skin | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This Italian beauty recipe combines humble kitchen ingredients into a seriously potent face mask that soothes, nourishes, busts blemishes and leaves you glowing flawlessly.
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After interviewing a whole clutch of women from Milan to Matera (it’s the most exquisite Basilicatan village – look it up!), there are a few ingredients that crop up time and again. Humble kitchen ingredients that make for the most potent beauty treatments.

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Crystal-infused skincare: Meet beauty's latest obsession (does it work?)

Crystal-infused skincare: Meet beauty's latest obsession (does it work?) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Crystals give us chic-er chakras... but can they fulfil their promise of spectacular skin as well?
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Everyone talks about how crystal-infused beauty products help your skin sparkle and hair grow more lustrous. But how exactly does this work? And how do you navigate the crystal maze where beauty is concerned?

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Beauty DIY: The definitive guide to dealing with puffy eyes

Beauty DIY: The definitive guide to dealing with puffy eyes | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
All puffy eyes are not created equal. So, identify the cause and then choose the cure from these easy DIY beauty recipes.
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From the I-need-sleep puffy eyes to the allergy-ridden puffy eyes and the hormonal puffy eyes, here's a remedy for every problem.

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What stress (or anger!) does to your face... and how to fix it!

What stress (or anger!) does to your face... and how to fix it! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Why being stressed (and pissed off, to boot), is literally killing my skin cells.
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I have always known that stress leads to high blood pressure, depression, migraines, heart disease, obesity… yada yada yada! But honestly, it never bothered me because all that’s in the future. Skin problems, however, are in the here and now!

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What's in Kate Middleton's post-baby beauty kit? And why we all need to stock up, kiddo or not

What's in Kate Middleton's post-baby beauty kit? And why we all need to stock up, kiddo or not | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Our pick of the best beauty products for new moms (not just the royal ones). AND for all those who want to go the organic route.
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I just snagged some of these... and I'm not even pregnant. They're THAT good!

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Beauty DIY: The face mask that's like a juice cleanse for your skin

Beauty DIY: The face mask that's like a juice cleanse for your skin | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This carrot-based face mask will reset your skin to its sparkling, dewy self by negating the effects of pollution, sun damage, junk food, late nights and pure skincare laziness.
Anubha Charan's insight:

There is a reason the humble carrot is figuring so prominently in many skincare products nowadays!

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Beauty DIY: Rose recipes that pack a potent skincare punch

Beauty DIY: Rose recipes that pack a potent skincare punch | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Roses are everywhere in the beauty world right now. So, why not harness their skincare benefits right at the source with these natural recipes?
Anubha Charan's insight:
These fragrant flowers are doing far more than just charmingly perfuming our products: Their delicate petals are also chockfull with antioxidants, which help heal skin and reduce inflammation. Plus, they have superb antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making them ideal for a number of skin problems.
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9 new beauty products that we're really, really excited about!

9 new beauty products that we're really, really excited about! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
The 9 new beauty products that are changing the game in 2018!
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Let’s talk only about the new beauty products that are super-innovative, that seem to redefine their very genre, and that will do your skin, hair and wallet proud. In short, just the products I am stocking up on myself.
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