Category: Beauty

Why I Won’t Use Anti-Wrinkle Creams

Why I Won’t Use Anti-Wrinkle Creams

If I were going to guess how many strands of grey hair I have on my head, I’d take a punt and say about a hundred. I could have more or I could have less, but the point is that I have them. And the numbers are growing each year. I always have the option...

A Feminist Perspective on Beauty Pageants (including Miss Universe)

A Feminist Perspective on Beauty Pageants (including Miss Universe)

Manila, Philippines: I can name three things many Filipinos are extraordinarily passionate about: Basketball, karaoke, and Miss Universe. Today I’ll tell you a story about the third. When I was eight, the Philippines hosted this worldwide pageant. Back then, my family lived 12 hours away from Manila, in a province where it’s common to meet...

15 Beauty Brands You Should Avoid If You Want To Go Eco

15 Beauty Brands You Should Avoid If You Want To Go Eco

The demand for eco-friendly and responsible products have never been so strong. Embracing a greener lifestyle isn’t just about protecting the environment; it can also mean improving your health and your overall quality of life. It is also about how to live more sustainably, to preserve the limited resources that we have and putting a...

My Best DIY Natural Beauty Tips for Dealing With Acne

My Best DIY Natural Beauty Tips for Dealing With Acne

I was lucky to be acne-free all throughout high school. I’m not exaggerating, my skin was flawless. Blemishes were a rare occurrence and seeing a pimple was even rarer. I honestly could not tell you the difference between white heads or blackheads because I didn’t know what either looked like and I was even less...

Sustainable Beauty Embraces Minimalism

Sustainable Beauty Embraces Minimalism

As our month long collaboration for #FriendshipFeb continues, Jackie from A Daily Joy blog and I thought we’d each post about our beauty routines to show how easy it can be to ‘green’ it up. Whilst I can’t speak for Jackie (head over to her blog to read how she maintains an eco friendly beauty regime)...

The Beauty Game: How I Learned to See Right Through It

The Beauty Game: How I Learned to See Right Through It

  Once upon a time, in a land not too far from here, lived a girl named Jennifer. Small in stature, tiny in frame, possessing exotic features and a mind that worked overtime, Jennifer was raised like any other typical girl. Taught from a young age that external beauty is highly valued in our society,...

Mother’s Day Giveaway – Natural Instinct

Mother’s Day Giveaway – Natural Instinct

Mindful living is about living life in a state of consciousness, of being fully aware and connecting yourself with the present moment. Although I haven’t perfected the art of complete mindfulness (business planning and counting down to see my fiance can certainly get in the way of living in the ‘now’) I endeavour to live...

Eco Beauty Tips

Eco Beauty Tips

In my social circles, I am a well-known fashionista and lover of all things fashion. But I’m quick to point out to new acquaintances that I am not a narcissist – I just enjoy taking pride in my appearance and love the creative aspect of fashion. If you’re a new reader, I’m sure you don’t...

8 Ways to an Eco Friendlier You

8 Ways to an Eco Friendlier You

Photo by Bindarri   Check out my piece on eco beauty in the May/June 2011 issue of MERH magazine! [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110424011241-504d4393b0b741f4a5e5f12d395ef319 docname=merhmayjune2011 username=merh.magazine loadinginfotext=MERH%202%20-%20The%20Beauty%20Plague showhtmllink=true tag=2011 width=420 height=274 unit=px] ox Jennifer Nini Eco Warrior Princess