With Winter behind us and brighter days setting in, you may be looking to give your hair a refresh. The cold can affect your hair, so we have put together some tips on how to increase hydration and get yourself the shiny locks you are dreaming of.
It’s nearing wedding season, and you may be getting ready to walk down the aisle. Everyone wants their skin to be glowing and all aspects of their appearance to be perfect. We’ve put together the inside scoop so you can tame those breakouts. Keep reading to get that bridal glow.
It’s almost Easter which means chocolate eggs and bunnies everywhere we turn. We wanted to come up with a way you could enjoy an Easter treat that will help your skin rather than harm it. These recipes are all delicious and have ingredients which can help give you a glow this Easter.
You may be finding your hair won’t grow past a certain length, or maybe your roots are showing and your hair doesn’t look any longer? It can often appear that our hair gets stuck at a certain point and we need to give it a boost to continue growing. If this is affecting you, you need to read on.
Anti-ageing isn’t just for your skin, you also need to think about your hair. Premature ageing can be caused by lots of factors including lifestyle, hair care, hormones and genetics. Keep reading to see what happens to hair as you age. Plus some tips and tricks to prevent against premature ageing.
New motherhood is already a hectic time without having to worry about hair loss. However, it can be a big problem for women. Most cases of post-partum hair loss will resolve themselves in roughly 12 months, however, there are some ways you can help your hair. Read on with how to deal with the hair loss and remove any excess worry.
We all know working out is beneficial for overall health. However, all the movement, heat and sweat can affect your skin and hair. So if you have no time, maybe you are running straight to the office after your workout, but want your hair and skin to look their best, these tips are for you.
Shrove Tuesday is upon us. If you are looking to enjoy a few pancakes but would like to keep your toppings healthy, this post is for you. We are passionate about healthy skin, and these toppings are full of nutrients to help keep your skin glowing from the inside out.
Valentine’s day is a great time to whip up some treats in the kitchen for a loved one. So we’ve selected some recipes that are not only delicious but also contain ingredients that your skin will thank you for. Helping you glow this Valentine’s.
Valentine’s day is the perfect time to indulge and enjoy some beauty treats. We have put together our top ways you can get glowing skin and shiny hair using some Valentine’s favourites. Did you know that strawberries and chocolate are good for more than just eating? Read on to find out more.
February is here, and with Valentines just around the corner, we wanted to help you get your skin glowing and ready for the 14th. It’s a great time to celebrate yourself. Feel your best with these five steps to treat your skin.
When it comes to Valentine’s day, it can be a challenge to find a unique gift for your significant other. We’ve done the hard work for you and put our favourites together in a gift guide for her (or him). Here is a selection of our top wellness and beauty gifts, so your Valentine can feel their best.
Over time your skincare needs will change. This means your skincare routine will need to alter with it. It difficult to know when your skin is telling you that you need a change, so we’ve put together a list of signs to look out for.
Buying the right products means knowing your skin. The most vital part of caring for your skin comes in understanding your skin. It allows you to find specific tips and tricks for you, keeping you looking your best. So if the world of oily, combination, and dry leaves you feeling overwhelmed, we’ve put together some of the best methods to identify which you are.
Skincare is always changing! Even if you don’t want to keep up with the current trends, it’s important to know what is out there and what your skin may benefit from. We’ve pulled together some of the most significant trends and products you will see in 2019, so you can get your skin in the best condition yet.
Unfortunately, stress is a feeling we all experience and sometimes it is unavoidable. Stress can affect our whole body, not just our emotions. It comes as no surprise that it influences on your skin, hair and nails. Here are some of the ways stress can impact on these areas and a few things you can do about this.
I’m currently a Fashion and Beauty Journalist at The Independent. I started my journalism career only 2.5 years ago after I quit my job in finance. I initially hadn’t planned on becoming a journalist; I fell into it. I knew I had a passion for writing and storytelling, so I launched a mental health and fitness blog which was created as a platform for people who had mental health problems to share their story. I realised how rewarding it was and didn’t look back.
I cut my teeth on the news desk and sports desks at The Evening Standard before moving to The Independent, covering current affairs and lifestyle. Often I feel like a fraud because it doesn’t feel like work even on the bad days, but I also feel fortunate, too.
I’ve found it challenging getting people to take me and what I do seriously. I get a lot of people – men, specifically – being patronising and saying “you just write about lipsticks, that’s not journalism”, but it is. Like current affairs and politics, I too have to conduct research, interview and hold people in power to account. I also have to ensure my work is accurate at all times. Plus, beauty isn’t just about lipsticks. It encompasses a variety of things, such as fitness, mental health, wellbeing, inner and outer beauty, and science – my favourite part!
God, there are so many.
Noemie Lenoir, who used to model for Le Redoute and Marks & Spencer, is just breathtakingly beautiful. She’s naturally beautiful completely makeup-free, and that’s the kind of thing I love.
I love Sai De Silva aka Scout The City who is a blogger and YouTuber. She’s a super cool mom living in New York City with her husband and two children, London and Rio Dash, sharing their pretty normal (yet glamorous) lives. I came across her on Pinterest when I was searching for hair inspiration, and I’ve been in touch with her a few times. What I love about her is the fact that she juggles a million jobs, kids and shoots (and the rest) yet still manages to fit her skincare and haircare routines. But not only for herself. She has this beautiful way of teaching her children to love themselves. She radiates good energy so an Instagram worth following.
I know it might seem cliché to mention this individual, but Meghan Markle has been on the icon list since I saw her on Suits many years ago. She is stunningly beautiful, natural-looking but also has a kind heart and that’s important.
I wish I believed I was beautiful with my naturally curly hair. I was severely bullied at school for having curly/afro hair and was often nicknamed “Mop Head”. It may not seem like a big deal, but it affected me throughout my formative years, especially as – in those days *gulp* – there weren’t many celebrities or public figures who looked like me, only white women with bone straight hair and blue eyes. Often I was told my hair would look better straight or it was too unkempt or frizzy for school or college…or work. I only recently started embracing my natural curls; something I wish I had done sooner. But there has been a shift in attitudes towards “other” people, and finally, we are being celebrated.
I don’t wear a lot of makeup. Most days I don’t wear any. I hate having to take it all off, but I realised the more you try to cover your blemishes with makeup, the less your skin has time to heal because it is continuously being clogged up. I always wear an SPF that protects my skin from UVA and UVB rays and carry it around with me at ALL times, even on the cloudiest days. Exfoliating and applying masks are part of my weekly routine without fail, and I always microneedle my face on Sunday evenings. Last year I started steaming my face because it felt good; that’s all!
Eat whatever you want and stop using face wipes.
Like a glove. Sometimes I even put gel eye masks on at work, people think I’m crazy but needs must! Whenever I need a little afternoon pick-me-up, which is every day because my job can be stressful, a little TLC is necessary.
When it comes to nails, I’m not that fussed. I think it’s because I play a lot of sports and I also play the guitar, so often there’s no point getting my nails done professionally at the salon because I will break/chip them. But also, I am SO indecisive about nail colours I spend a lot of time giving myself a manicure, painting my nails then a few days later doing it all over again because I want to paint them another colour to go with my outfit. I suppose it does reflect my mood also. I do love giving myself a manicure while watching the telly; it’s so therapeutic!
My hair takes up most of my time. Because I have curly hair, I have a particular routine that can vary between a wash n go or crying until it stops being frizzy. Kidding, but I use a diffuser after I’ve combed product through it (usually Cantu and Sisley hair oils) and let it do its thing. I’ve given up trying to tame it these days.
Can I be sincere, and you’ll think I’m mad here (I am) but I’ve packed a full suitcase of beauty products and forgotten the essentials, like my underwear. Keeping up with my skincare routine abroad is a priority because I like to ensure I have that time to myself, even if I’m travelling for work or with friends. My method is a ritual and is a holy period of self-care. I couldn’t live without it, so if I didn’t bring anything with me well, I’d be a mess. I dedicate 30-45 minutes in the morning, and the evening, I take the same amount of time but with added bath time and meditation. When I speak to people about their skincare routines, sometimes they tell me they don’t have enough time in the day, but I think that’s a total cop-out. You can make the time; it doesn’t take long at all!
New years resolutions are something to be celebrated. You are starting the year on the right foot and wanting to better yourself is such a positive step. Unfortunately, the ‘actually doing it’ is a lot harder than the ‘wanting to do it’. Some statistics suggest that 80% of people who make resolutions are already off track by February. So how do you stay in the successful 20%?
When January comes around, you may want to change up your beauty routine. Your skin may have suffered from lots of parties and not a lot of sleep, so you may find yourself needing a little bit extra care. It would be great to stay in party mode forever, but here’s how to hit the reset button on your life the easy way.
If you are looking for an easy festive drink which also has ingredients to look after your skin and overall health, then look no further. We’ve put together our favourite Christmassy mocktails! Which will provide for a joyous occasion while helping to keep you looking and feeling your best.