Yuki Smith

Coming to you from the sunny shores of Queensland, Australia, Yuki shares her passion for writing, travel, health and beauty with the support of her husband and two young sons.

How to Apply and Remove Glitter Nail Polish Like a Pro

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 97 percent of nail salon foot baths tested in one study contained the bacteria M. fortuitum, an icky bug that can cause scarring boils on the skin. Fungal infections are another potential problem. – Lisa Mulcahy, Fox News Glitter nail polish is no longer the domain of little girls playing…

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Why Non Acetone Nail Polish Remover is Better for Your Nail Health

…it’s not the fingertips which are so full of bacteria, but the fingernails. These thin keratin shields, made of the same stuff as rhino or impala horns, harbor a bacterial menagerie – Jason G Goldman, BBC How Does Nail Polish Remover Work?  Nail polish contains various ingredients such as resins, plasticizers, color pigments, and thickening agents. This combination creates a…

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When Aunt Flo Comes to Town: The History of Feminine Hygiene Products

Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a toxin produced by some types of staphylococcus bacteria…The earliest cases of toxic shock syndrome involved women who used tampons during their menstrual periods. However, today less than one half of cases are linked to tampon use  – Medline Plus  In the United States alone, feminine hygiene products represent a $5.9 billion…

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5 of the Best Subscription Boxes Delivered Monthly Right to Your Door

Researchers have discovered that computer keyboards contained 7,500 bacteria per swab – much more than an average toilet seat, which has 5,400 – Fiona Keating International Business Times  I love online shopping. It’s convenient, I don’t have to battle crowds at the mall and there’s always a bargain waiting to be found. One of the latest crazes in…

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Attention Espresso Lovers! Here are My Top 5 Ways to Remove Coffee Stains on Teeth

Over 700 strains of bacteria have been detected in the human mouth…Most of these bacterial species appear to be harmless [or] beneficial…There are some bacteria, however, that…cause tooth decay and gum disease.  ~ Wendy J. Woudstra, Colgate Oral Care Centre  Our tooth enamel is not completely smooth. It has tiny pits and ridges that collect bits of food and drink.…

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5 Surprising Reasons You Need to Carry Electronic Screen Wipes While Traveling

In this digital age, we are never too far away from our cell phones, laptops, computers, tablets and televisions. We need immediate access to the internet, news and social media. Without it we are completely lost.   With electronic devices always in our hands, their surfaces tend collect a lot of fingerprints, dust, makeup and dirt. The best…

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Red Wine Stained Teeth? Here’s What You Can Do

Have you ever been to the bathroom to check your makeup after a few glasses of wine, smiled into the mirror and realized in horror that your teeth have turned a peculiar shade of purple? Having red wine stained teeth can make you feel very self conscious. Not everyone will experience the same amount of staining. How porous…

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6 Quick Tips to Remove Stubborn Nail Polish in Under 5 Minutes

Have you ever looked down at your manicured nails and realized that the polish has started to look a bit ratty? If you had a professional manicure, this would be about two weeks. If it was a DIY job, it’s probably about week, depending on your skill and the products you used.  Once you start noticing chips in…

Intimate Wipes

Intimate Wipes: The Traveler’s Best Unspoken Friend

I remember my aunt used to have a bidet in her bathroom. It was actually very common to have one in the 1970s and 80s. If you’ve never seen one, it looks like a low-set sink and is used to maintain personal hygiene after using the bathroom. The Japanese have taken the bidet to a whole new level. They have…

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4 Scary Scenarios You Needed Germ Remover Wipes On The Road

Getting sick while away from home is a traveler’s worst nightmare. Any traveler who has succumbed to illness while overseas will tell you how important it is to practice good hygiene. It may seem like common sense, but thoroughly washing your hands after using the bathroom and before eating will limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses.  If…

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9 Reasons Why Underarm Deodorant Wipes are Better Than Roll On or Stick

No one wants to be sweaty or smelly, that’s for sure. Interestingly sweat doesn’t have any smell at all. It is actually the bacteria that reacts with the perspiration and creates an odor. Deodorants contain antibacterial ingredients to help neutralize bacteria and may contain perfumes or essential oils to mask the odor. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, contain active ingredients…

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Face Wipes or Makeup Remover Wipes? Which One is Better for Makeup Removal?

You’ve had a big night out, got home late and have just taken a look at yourself in the mirror. Oops, you forgot the makeup remover wipes! Your lipstick has smeared, your mascara has run and your cat eye has turned into a black eye. You know you definitely need to take off all your makeup before going to bed.…

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10 Multitasking Beauty Products Perfect for Travel

Multitasking beauty products are absolutely essential when traveling. The heaviest items in my luggage are often toiletries and I need the same products whether it’s a weekend or two months away! The restrictions on baggage for international flights are so strict now. It’s important to find the balance between having all the necessities without paying for excess luggage.  Later this year we will be taking a family vacation to Europe and…

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6 Tips to Avoid Business Trip Travel Hell

When it’s time for yet another trip, if you are like us, you’re getting excited right about the time that HR hands you your ticket. But for so many others, getting ready for a business travel often seems like getting set for a long period of stress. I mean, there’s the stress of packing, the possibility of an impolite airline crew, uncomfortable hotel rooms, annoying…

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8 Things You’re Doing Wrong at The Gym

We’ve all heard that “90% of success is just showing up”, however that adage doesn’t always hold true when it comes to the gym. While fitting gym time into your hectic schedule is often a tiny miracle in itself, you need to make sure that you are spending your time wisely while you’re there. We asked fitness professionals about the top…

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Is Business Travel Making You Sick?

We recently read that 45% of Millennials want to travel more for business. Are they crazy? I mean, I get it. Travel is an opportunity to do something different — to have an experience. But as someone who spent considerable time in seemingly endless business travel, I understand the frequent (non-recreational) flyer’s lament. While it’s necessary in moderation, it takes its…

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Saturday Night Business Stay Over – Hacked

Hey, remember when business travel was a novelty and it was just so exciting to get away that you looked forward to every trip? Don’t get me wrong–I still enjoy the incredible places I get to visit for work but let’s face it, living out of hotels gets tiresome, especially once you have a family. More than that,…

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8 Travel Hacks For A Crazy Affordable Vacation

The benefits of travel are as innumerable as they are indisputable. The chance to get out of town, out of your comfort zone and out into the world shouldn’t be a luxury we can’t afford. And yet, for many of us, a third to be exact, according to the Project: Time Off initiative, that’s exactly how it feels. As a…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Make-up Remover Pouches

Makeup remover wipes are really nothing new as far as cleaning your face or removing stubborn makeup goes. What is different however is, what’s in and on the wipes that you use. Most women that have skin sensitivity prefer Vegan or Hypoallergenic wipes that tend to eliminated addition irritants that can make skin issues worse. I can scarcely…

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10 Things Flight Attendants Would Love to Tell You

With their expertise in hospitality and  friendly smiles it’s easy to put all of our trust into flight attendants when boarding a plane. However, a new thread on Quora has revealed that there are some secrets about flying that the cabin crew keep from their passengers. A user on the open question forum asked ‘What do flight attendants know about…

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Easy Tips For Removing Stains From Your Nails| Part One

Almost Nothing is More Frustrating than Preparing for a Getaway than having your Newly Manicured and Polished Nails Stained.  Removing stains from your freshly manicured nails is nothing short of a pain in the butt. While you likely have no interest in getting polish remover on the rest of your nails, you can do the deed, simply and…

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Recipe: Cardamom Coffee

The early winter mornings are dark and quiet. Although your warm bed beckons you to climb back inside, starting your day before the day can leave you enlightened and ready to meet life’s later requirements that rise with the sun. It’s not a time to get ahead at work or skim your social media feed—those can wait, as…

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Before the Day Starts

Making the most of morning’s predawn hours can be the best way to start the day, whether it’s for reading, ruminating or romanticizing.  The early winter mornings are dark and quiet. Although your warm bed beckons you to climb back inside, starting your day before the day can leave you enlightened and ready to meet life’s later requirements…

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The Luggage Fight: Proper Packing Techniques

Tina Aldatz, renowned entrepreneur, co-founder of Foot Petals  in 1999, tells us how she packs for up to 30 trips per year. Packing a suitcase should be a fairly straight forward procedure, but somehow putting your personal items into a suitcase can turn into a frustrating ordeal. Some people take the ‘just stuff it all in’ approach while others spend a…

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Flight Cancelled – Lifestyle ….Not So Much

Making the most of airline cancellations, whether it’s for reading, ruminating or freshening up for your next meeting.  Nothing is more frustrating than having your flight cancellation reason is. You’ve planned this trip for weeks and packed just enough to avoid the additional fees. You’ve even checked your larger bags. Unless you have access to one of those…

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Celebs Come Out For Emmy’s Gifts

The worst kept secret in Hollywood is the Emmy Gifting Suite.  Celebs from all walks of stage and film came out for last weeks Emmy Gifting Suites. Why is it the worst kept secret in Hollywood? Well because everyone in the know, knows where to get the latest trending swag and beauty products. This event did not disappoint.…

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Drug Store Concealer – Packed with Surprises

Concealer was the first makeup product that changed my life – as someone who suffered with acne, once I learnt to successfully cover my blemishes without looking like I was wearing a mask, my confidence grew and grew. Today, it’s my secret weapon on shoots and red carpet events to blend away darkness, blemishes and uneven skintone for…

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Smoky Palette Fall Favorites

I’ve got to say, today’s review was a definite freak-out-moment product for me. I was completely unprepared for the next sibling from Urban Decay’s NAKED clan to have appeared already (If you want a full side by side, here’s my comparison of the past 3.) and she’s just as lovely as her predecessors. I’m talking about UD’s NAKED SMOKY…

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