I’ve been using a DIY sun protection oil for quite awhile now under my daily sunscreen moisturizer. It’s quite easy to make and essentially, you only need two ingredients. One is a carrier oil with some UV protection properties and another is Astaxanthin, which is a powerful antioxidant that also protects our skin against the sun when applied topically. It’s been working well for me although I have to say it does give my face an orangey hue if I don’t put on some sort of powder.
You don’t like the smell of vinegar? Neither do I! But vinegar is a magic seasoning in some of my dishes that will make my son devour his food in double-quick time. I use apple cider vinegar for my salads but when it comes to Chinese cooking, it’s gotta be rice vinegar! And it’s a lot cheaper too! Today, this post is not about cooking but rather, how to use rice vinegar to get rid of the dry and cracked skin on your heels.
Whenever I’m taking the train and if I can find a seat, the first thing you’ll see me doing is to whip out my cuticle pen. I was using the Mavala pen for ages until last year when I tried a new one from OPI. They are great in keeping my cuticles looking neat, as if I just had a manicure, and I almost can’t do without them. Interestingly, just the other day, I was hit by an inspiration to create a DIY cuticle pen dupe while I was happily nourishing my cuticles on the go.
Hello everyone! This is my first post here at Viva Woman today and I thought I’ll get my hands sticky with a DIY beauty recipe. I’m pretty sure that like me, you do not like chapped lips right? And I also bet that like me, many of you use a lip balm too? Well, I’ll never run out of lip balms because there is always one inside my handbag. I think I must have spent quite a lot just buying lip balms and eventually, I decided that I should just experiment making my very own natural lip balm.