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Is rice water Asia's best kept beauty secret?

Is rice water Asia's best kept beauty secret? | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Rice water is rich in beauty nutrients that make it fantastic for both skin and hair – a secret those flawless-skinned Japanese geishas have known for centuries.
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It’s ridiculously easy!
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The 8 best beauty cures for your winter blues!

The 8 best beauty cures for your winter blues! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
We could really use something to beat the winter blues right now. So, how about having fun with these beauty goodies that make you feel as good as you look?
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17 beauty products that have been around for more than 100 years!

17 beauty products that have been around for more than 100 years! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
If something has been around for 500 years, it's because nobody felt the need to tinker with its perfection. These are the world's oldest beauty products, which everyone should try at least once in their life!
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Do you know that Listerine made cigarettes to counter bad breath? That Nivea’s distinctive blue color is protected worldwide? That Shiseido also makes ice cream? That Vaseline was used for baking?

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Skin needs rescuing in an emergency? This DIY face mask will do the trick

Skin needs rescuing in an emergency? This DIY face mask will do the trick | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This complexion-recovery face mask deep cleanses, soothes, purifies and de-pigments the skin in one quick stroke. The recipe comes from the ancient Romans, who have been using peas for skincare since the 8th century BC.
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Hair oils: Exactly which one is right for you?

Hair oils: Exactly which one is right for you? | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
There is a hair oil for all textures and types – including the most baby-fine heads of hair. You just need to pinpoint your best fit!
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Oil is the new hair serum.

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Beauty DIY: Is your skin freaking out? Fix it, fast

Beauty DIY: Is your skin freaking out? Fix it, fast | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
This straight-from-the-kitchen face mask that's perfect for reviving even the most exhausted and lacklustre complexions.
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Beauty DIY: How to make lotion bars (the perfect gift for yourself or someone else!)

Beauty DIY: How to make lotion bars (the perfect gift for yourself or someone else!) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Yes, simple but utterly scrumptious lotion bars that literally caress the skin to buttery smoothness and leave behind the most beautiful glow.
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Clay 101: Which one's best suited for your skin. And hair. (Because clay masks are everything!)

Clay 101: Which one's best suited for your skin. And hair. (Because clay masks are everything!) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Which clay to choose? Bentonite? Kaolin? Fuller's Earth? Which one will work with your skin type and sort your specific complexion or hair issues?
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From face masks and soaps to foundation sticks and hair conditioners, clay seems to be just everywhere.

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What heals dry, sensitive skin, acne AND eczema? That would be calendula salve

What heals dry, sensitive skin, acne AND eczema? That would be calendula salve | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Calendula salve is being prepped by all the major beauty brands for its skin healing benefits. But why not make it right at home for maximum potency and minimum chemicals?
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A vintage skincare remedy that’s so powerful, it’s being repurposed by everyone from Korres and Kiehl’s to Jurlique and Farmacie.

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Why is breast cancer 'pink'?

Why is breast cancer 'pink'? | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Why pink? And while we are at it, why is breast cancer denoted by a ribbon? Rather than, say, a white flag? There's much more to it than meets the eye.
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Where did the pink ribbon come from, where is it going, and what has it meant along the way?

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Gypsy makeup: How to look grungy, mystical and exotic this Halloween

Gypsy makeup: How to look grungy, mystical and exotic this Halloween | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
The gypsy theme fits in perfectly with Halloween, especially for those who want to do the whole costume bit but still look mind-blowingly gorgeous!
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A walk through the coolest, easiest, most gorgeous Halloween look of the year!

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22 ways to use aloe vera as a beauty product!

22 ways to use aloe vera as a beauty product! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
You can barely open a magazine or beauty blog without being hit with full page mentions of aloe vera nowadays. So, what is the lure of this thick-leaved plant that is standing at the crux of a multimillion dollar beauty and wellness industry? And how can you harness its benefits right at home?
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And contrary to popular belief, pure aloe vera gel is not at all gooey or sticky!

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Beauty DIY: An apple a day keeps the skin problems away!

Beauty DIY: An apple a day keeps the skin problems away! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Today, science is reinforcing what indigenous medicine has always known – that apples have potent beauty benefits. Here are some DIY recipes to harness their potential!
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The Beauty Gypsy's Sunday Scoop: Beer Spa, Lady Gaga, Ultrasound Nails, Avocados & More

The Beauty Gypsy's Sunday Scoop: Beer Spa, Lady Gaga, Ultrasound Nails, Avocados & More | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
From the quirkiest nail art ever to hot tubs full of beer, here are the beauty scoops that are not to be missed this week.
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Stressed? Tired? Headache? Try one of these ULTIMATE feel-better baths

Stressed? Tired? Headache? Try one of these ULTIMATE feel-better baths | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
There is little that compares to a warm, fragrant, cozy bath when you are feeling tired, achy and generally blah.
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Weekend vibes.

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How to make totally indulgent herbal compresses (Time: 10 minutes)

How to make totally indulgent herbal compresses (Time: 10 minutes) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
A staple on spa menus, hot herbal pouches are called upon by physicians, physiotherapists, dermatologists and psychiatrists for everything from stress to muscular pains and the flu.
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The ULTIMATE gift guide to end all gift guides!

The ULTIMATE gift guide to end all gift guides! | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it

Pretty, indulgent, timeless, and out-of-the-ordinary gifts that are on my own list to give. Or receive. And not just for the holiday season but birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions that pop up through the year.

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Added bonus: You can buy them all online!

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

Healthy hair menu: The foods you should be eating for gorgeous, shiny hair | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Here is an expert-approved list of foods that will help you achieve happy, healthy hair. So, stock up the pantry and say goodbye to dull, drab strands…!
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According to every single nutritionist, and hair expert I have ever met, your daily haircare regime should start at the breakfast table and not in the bathroom.

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

5 (super-easy!) ways to care for your skin when you are sick | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it

Colds, flus and other illnesses can play havoc with your skin... so, here are five simple ways to protect it against medication, itchy throats and fevers.

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You should look after skin while you're sick in order to stave off the super-deep acne, extreme dullness and flaky patches that take weeks to go away otherwise.

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How hormones secretly affect your hair (and what to do about it!)

How hormones secretly affect your hair (and what to do about it!) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
As if horrid zits and murderous mood swings weren't enough, now we can thank those blasted hormones for hair loss and premature greying as well.
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The pill, thyroid, PCOS, stress (yes, that disrupts your hormones as well!), pregnancy, menopause... each of these can affect your drastically!

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How to skip the cold and flu this season (sans all those medicines!)

How to skip the cold and flu this season (sans all those medicines!) | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Conventional cold and flu treatments leave much to be desired. So, try these tips to avoid going under the weather.
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What does pizza have to do with chasing away the flu, or a cold? Read on.

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Beauty recipes: Chocolate for super-awesome skin? And ultra-glossy hair? Yes, please

Beauty recipes: Chocolate for super-awesome skin? And ultra-glossy hair? Yes, please | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Chocolate has a zillion beauty benefits... so, turn off the phone, turn down the lights and mix up your favourite chocolate-based beauty recipe.
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Imagine your tired limbs sinking into a delicious vat of steamy hot chocolate. Or your hair sending off tiny little wisps of aromatic wonderfulness every time you shake your head. Or your fingers being caressed by smooth slabs of creamy chocolate as the magic takes over all the senses. Or… tempted yet? I thought so. #nationalchocolateday

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Fall 2018: The 9 new beauty products I tried (and loved!) this month

Fall 2018: The 9 new beauty products I tried (and loved!) this month | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
An actual no-bullshit, no-paid-for-by-the-brands curation of what's worth putting on your dressing table this month.
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While I test every single beauty product that lands on my desk, very few actually make it to this column. That’s because I have some pretty exacting standards for what I recommend spending your hard earned money upon.

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How much sleep do you really need? And what happens when you don't get it?

How much sleep do you really need? And what happens when you don't get it? | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
Are you really getting enough sleep? And what happens to your body when you go without? Here are some signs you may need to make sleep a priority.
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What is chronic inflammation? And why is it giving me acne? Or wrinkles?

What is chronic inflammation? And why is it giving me acne? Or wrinkles? | The Beauty Gypsy | Scoop.it
What is chronic inflammation? And is it really as bad as we are being led to believe by specialists and celebrity lifestyle pros?
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