Arugula and Grapefruit Salad

I discovered my affinity for arugula during my time in New York, when I had the opportunity to sample many gorgeously crafted arugula salads in various eateries. Lucky for me, this is one of those vegetables that I adore, making it a wonderful addition to my selection of vegetables that I consume for skin health. […]

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Watermelon-Grape Granita

I know granitas originate from Sicily, but do you think I would be able to find something comparable, here in Barcelona? The August heat has me craving for something cool and refreshing… and preferably guilt-free. While I go search for my perfect granita, Divya from Flavour Fiesta has a DIY version for you…

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Green Detox Smoothie

I’ve really been trying to jump on the detox smoothie bandwagon, but I keep falling off. Why? Because I’m a big baby about horrible tasting detox drinks. I’ve heard that some people can train themselves to “not mind” it, but why subject yourself to that kind of torture? Can’t I have a detox cocktail that’s […]

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Coconut Water Sangria

Have you heard what all the celebrities are drinking this summer? That’s right – it’s coconut water. In the tropical regions of the world, coconut water is not new. People have been consuming it for years! So why the sudden craze in North America? People magazine attributes it to the proliferation of companies like Vita […]

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Complexion-enhancing Blueberry Rooibos Tea

Okay, okay – you know I love tea, but how can I actually enjoy a hot cup of tea when it’s blazing hot outside? Why, make it iced of course! Last week when I, ahem, invited myself to Divya’s place (from Flavour Fiesta), I brought over some of my Prickly Pear Rooibos tea that I […]

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Salmon dressed in a tangy red pepper sauce {omega 3s for skin plumpness}

I spent a lovely afternoon with Divya from Flavour Fiesta yesterday and I got a glimpse of how the magic happens in her kitchen. I’m telling you, she’s truly a creative genius! I still scratch my head trying to understand how my food experiments frequently turn out disastrous, and Divya’s dishes turns out beautifully every […]

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Summer appies with skin-loving ingredients

Ahhh…summer. It is finally patio weather and I could not be more thrilled. Unfortunately patios are typically synonymous with high fat foods, negating any bikini-body workouts you may have put in. But here’s an idea: host your own little get together on your own patio, and make healthier, yet just as delicious versions of what […]

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Asian Skin

Dear Miss Beauty Nerd, I just came across your blog, love it! I was wondering what skincare regime you utilize? You have such nice skin! I am korean and find it hard to relate to other beauty blogs that focus just on western skin. Also have you ever tried an BB creams before? Thanks! Sincerely,

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A Yogurt a Day Keeps the Dermatologist away!

The topic of probiotics is a fascinating one for me. Why? Because the relationship between your gut health and skin health has been known to traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, yet it is only recently that scientists in the Western community are discovering the correlation between the two.

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