I grew up hating to eat oats and would never take a second look at this foodstuff even though I’m aware that oats are nutritious and are good for our health, with over 40 studies showing that eating oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. However, I recently developed an interest in them after learning from my husband that eating oats can help to reduce weight.
Even if the claims of antiperspirants and deodorants causing breast cancer maybe over-exaggerated, I have always wanted to use one that does not contain aluminum or parabens. However, it’s not easy to find one that really works. While we’ve heard all the good things about organic or botanical skincare products, how well they work to get rid of underarm odour is another question.
Japanese style street fashion was displayed in full force at the Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo this week with Gothic Lolitas taking center stage. Lacy petticoats, bohemian knitted wears, lacy black ragdoll dresses, punky T-shirts and platform boots ruled. And here are picks from Viva Woman for some spunky fashion inspiration.
From top left:
- everlasting sprout designed by Keiichi Muramatsu / Noriko Seki
- calcium designed by Kunio Uehara
- mintdesigns designed by Hokuto Katsui / Nao Yagi
I have never been keen on the range of products from Origins. I suppose it is because the first product I bought from them happened to be the overpriced but underperforming Origins No Offense Deodorant. However, their latest Origins Organics, which is a full line of skin, body and hair care products containing ingredients certified organic definitely piqued my interest and I learnt that the new line will be available in Singapore come next month, 1 April.