Have you had people who admire you so much they want to copy everything about you? Irritating yes? Annoying much? In this case, I’m not sure if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In fact, saying that is almost akin to consoling yourself. Well, I’m not sure how I would really react if I catch someone trying to copy my looks or my style but I tell you I was not at all flattered when I found out that my entire blog was copied end of last week.
So it appears that going gluten-free is currently in vogue with more and more celebrities professing to be allergic to gluten or rumored to have gone all gluten-free. Amongst them are Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba and even Victoria Beckham. These celebrities are either endorsing the diet for weight loss or improved performance, or just going gluten-free because they perceive foods without gluten as the healthier option. The popularity is also fueled by the fact that there are increasingly more gluten-free choices available in the supermarkets, bakery and restaurants. So is going gluten-free a necessity or just a food fad? Is it really healthier? And more importantly, what impact does it have on our hair and skin?
I first tried Alima Pure Satin Matte Mineral Foundation in 2007. Although it wasn’t a glowing experience due to the wrong shade for my skin tone, I did mention my willingness to give the product another go. Just that I didn’t realize it will take me almost seven years for that to happen. But to be fair, I’d laid off mineral makeup for a few years so it was almost impossible for me to evaluate the brand any sooner. Though late, I was able to test not just their foundation this time, but their eye and lip products too. So is this going to be a better review for Alima Pure? Well, read on to find out!
I love to feed my face with real food and this is my latest fix—garbanzo bean flour! Make a hummus salad dressing and then make extra for a face mask or make a garbanzo bean Italian flatbread and use the excess as a face scrub—I totally love ingredients that double up and do more! Garbanzo bean flour, which is very popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking, goes by a few names: to some, it’s known as chickpea flour or cici bean flour and to others, it’s gram flour or besan. To me, any name is good as long as it’s beneficial for my skin and this stuff is top-rated! This flour is a great DIY beauty ingredient that can benefit our skin in so many ways! In addition, it is gluten free! \ ˚▽˚ /