Homemade Dry Shampoo

Homemade Dry Shampoo

When I was a sleep-deprived nurse in NYC, going to the grocery store wearing pajamas and sporting greasy hair was completely socially acceptable. In Milan, I quickly learned that this is not ok.  If I don’t want to get disapproving glares from fellow shoppers, I need...
All Natural Minty Mojito Scrub

All Natural Minty Mojito Scrub

With Summer fast approaching, we begin to dream of tropical vacations, refreshing cocktails, and letting our skin finally soak up some sunshine.  So what better way to say goodbye to the dull Winter than to scrub it’s memory away with an invigorating and minty fresh...
The Amazing Egg Yolk Shampoo

The Amazing Egg Yolk Shampoo

I must have rewritten the intro to this post a hundred times in the hopes of not scaring you right off the bat with my peculiar hair washing routine, but what the heck, I’m just going to dive in: I wash my hair with eggs. There. I said it and I love it. But before you...
Sugar Wax for sensitive skin

Sugar Wax for sensitive skin

It may be the Italian in me, but I have always waxed my legs. Or maybe, it has to do more with the fact that I hate taking the time to shave my legs. Why bother dedicating time to it if in just 2-3 days I feel that vengeful, hard stubble growing back? Maybe you are...
DIY Winter Moisturizer

DIY Winter Moisturizer

As I mention in the Seasonal Approach to moisturizing, our skin has different moisturizing requirements at different times of year.  During Winter, the dry and cold air robs our skin of moisture, allowing for dry, irritated skin to develop. But this is where my simple...
DIY Summer Moisturizer

DIY Summer Moisturizer

Especially for those of us who struggle with oily skin, summer is that time of year when our face is constantly greasy and immortalized by shiny-faced photos.  But, as I discuss in the benefits of having oily skin, the sebum (oil) that causes the shine is actually our...