Unwind: Break your boring routine

If you just plop into bed with all your make up still on, you’re hardly getting the most out of your beauty sleep.


July 19, 2013
We all make an effort to look great in the morning but what you’ve done the night before makes a crucial difference. PHOTO: FILE

Take out a few minutes exclusively for yourself and break up your boring routine with these choice recommendations from Ms. T

READ

Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

Who knew that arranged marriages would become such a hot topic in chick lit? Shelina Janmohamed’s biography is all about her search for Mr. Right, and her determination to find love in an arranged marriage. With the very first chapter titled “Good Scarf Day”, the irreverent style and spot on humour promise to provide hours of light and girly entertainment to chick lit lovers, whether they identify with Shelina’s cultural background or not.

DO

Rethink your nighttime beauty routine

We all make an effort to look great in the morning but what you’ve done the night before makes a crucial difference. If you just plop into bed with all your make up still on, you’re hardly getting the most out of your beauty sleep. Breakouts and dull skin are sure to follow. An evening beauty regimen will take about 5 minutes but have huge payoffs. A few simple steps is all it takes. Take off all traces of make up using a cleanser, then lightly spritz an alcohol-free toner. Follow up with a night-time moisturiser that addresses your skin concerns (lines or acne) and eye cream. Slick on lip balm to hydrate lips. A few nights each week, slather your feet with lotion to soften your heels or put on some heavy duty hand cream and once a week, treat yourself to a face mask. Wake up looking gorgeous!

BROWSE

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is the perfect website to indulge the voyeur in you. From coastal style bedrooms to country style kitchens, and sleek Scandinavian architecture, it offers a plethora of breathtaking designs and inspirational ideas. Take tours of houses and apartments, draw inspiration for your next renovation project, make small and significant changes around the house or simply sigh over the pretty nooks and corners, vistas and views, in other people’s homes. Whether you’re a homemaker or design enthusiast, Apartment Therapy is sure to have you hooked for hours. 

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, July 14th, 2013.

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