Anita Bhagwandas, The Guardian

Anita Bhagwandas

The Guardian

United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Anita:

Can you make fake tan from instant coffee?

Here’s a cheap alternative to bronze your skin beautifully – but what happens when it rains? → Read More

Are foot-peeling ‘masks’ worth the time – and the ickiness?

Little socks full of exfoliating ingredients can leave you with baby-soft feet – if you don’t mind waiting days for the dead skin to drop off → Read More

Should you cut your own hair?

Yes. A surreptitious monthly snip – also known as micro-trimming – can save on hairdressing bills → Read More

Can you make perfume from kitchen cupboard vanilla?

Scents can be expensive, vanilla essence isn’t – maybe an alternative to designer brands is lurking among your baking essentials → Read More

Can you give yourself a temporary facelift with tape and elastic?

Some vloggers are tightening their skin with ‘beauty’ tape, but should we have anything to do with this perpetuation of unrealistic ideals? → Read More

Can you put on makeup with a sheet of clingfilm?

Lighten your handbag load and carry an emergency ‘face’ using this intriguing hack → Read More

Can you curl your eyelashes with a teaspoon?

Before forking out for eyelash curlers, consider whether you could get similar results with cutlery and a mug of warm water → Read More

Can you use rose petals to make a blusher?

Will this online recipe bring a gorgeous flush to my cheeks? There’s only one way to find out → Read More

Will ‘bowl-washing’ my hair give me better-behaved curls?

Half-rinsing your hair in a bowl of water will boost your ringlets, or so the theory goes … → Read More

Can vodka, water and essential oils make an effective pillow spray?

With a third of us experiencing sleep problems of some sort, maybe this can help … → Read More

Can I make a skincare sheet mask from rice paper?

It’s cheap, a breeze to create – and biodegradable. But is it better than the real thing? → Read More

Can you make your own lipstick with wax, oil and food dye?

Beauty bloggers reckon it’s as easy as pie – and these contain no chemical nasties. → Read More

Can you use mascara to touch up your roots?

Can’t afford the the salon? Whip out the mascara and try this easy hack → Read More

What happens if you put fresh snail slime on your face?

The mollusc’s mucin is said to boost collagen and moisturise, and Emily Ratajkowski is a fan. So, a word in your shell… → Read More

Can I make my own ‘hair spray’ with kitchen salt and water?

The noughties’ ‘beachy wave’ is back in fashion: we trawl the web for the best DIY sprays → Read More

Can hair grips and sticky tape create the perfect eyeliner?

YouTube tutorials reveal how using household items can help achieve that flawless symmetrical flick – but do they work? → Read More

Can rubbing raw potatoes on your skin soothe acne?

Spuds contain vitamin C and salicylic acid, so rubbing slices on your skin should ease spot flare-ups … or so the theory goes → Read More

Can you cure puffy eyes with an ‘ice lipstick’?

Gliding a frozen tube under your eyes is certainly soothing, but preparing the whole thing beforehand is anything but → Read More

Does applying petroleum jelly under your perfume make the scent last longer?

The aim is to slow down the evaporation of your expensive perfume. Does this deceptively simple beauty hack work? → Read More

Oh no, a broken nail! Can a teabag come to the rescue?

Your new mani’s looking great, then you snap one nail off. Bloggers recommend a quick repair with some teabag fabric → Read More