Beauty

12 August 2019

The most degrading and empowering TV makeover shows of all time

It's 2002 and nine-year-old me is curled up on the sofa transfixed by two haughty style "experts" grabbing and squeezing another woman's "problem areas". I absent-mindedly prod my own puppy ...
19 June 2019

Our pamper session with Too Cool For School's Pumpkin range [REVIEW]

Being a Hallowe'en baby, I'm attracted to anything to do with pumpkins; strangely, except when it involves eating them. I didn't have to eat Too Cool For School's new Pumpkin ...
18 June 2019

Detox Blue Drops from Skinspace presents ocean fresh skincare [REVIEW]

Every single one of us ought to be dedicated to saving the planet right now, especially when it comes to our oceans. One thing you can do is invest in ...
22 May 2019

My Calcot Manor bathtime experience [REVIEW]

Calcot Manor is a luxury spa hotel in the Cotswalds that frankly sounds absolutely to die for. Thus, I was pretty excited to receive their Calcot Manor Country Spa Retreat ...
3 May 2019

Fenty is coming to Boots! This is how the internet reacted...

There are few things worse than not having your favourite make-up brand available to you when you want it. Sure, the internet is a wonderful place, but it's impossible to ...
27 March 2019

The essence of beauty, by Karen J. Gerrard

This month’s column comes fresh from the USA where I’m currently working. I recently hit Sephora; for research purposes only! The current most sought-after beauty product is ‘skin essence.’ Originating from Japan ...
15 February 2019

Dr Leah Totton on her post-Apprentice success and new "thread lift" treatment [EXCLUSIVE]

Dr Leah Totton shot to instant fame when after securing backing of Lord Alan Sugar when she won the BBC's Apprentice show in 2013, with the stunning success of her cosmetic ...
24 January 2019

Seven beautiful natural features we have got to stop hiding

As it's National Compliment Day, we want to let people know that it's okay to embrace your natural features, whether society thinks you should or not. Thus, to anybody with ...
9 January 2019

Januhairy: Why more and more women are binning their razors

Some people are doing Veganuary, some are doing Dry January, but one particular trend that has caught our eye has been Januhairy. Women are all over social media expressing their ...
14 December 2018

Seven most iconic red lipsticks, ranked

There's nothing like a red lipstick at Christmas. For decades it's been the staple colour of any women's make-up collection, but now that nudes rule the roost, it's becoming quite ...
4 December 2018

Why it's never too late to start a skincare regime, by Karen J. Gerrard

Unless you have exceptionally good genes, you will need more than a flannel, soap and water to get flawless skin! Celebrities are known to insist on skin care being added ...
30 November 2018

Quick tips for looking after your skin in the lead-up to Christmas

With all the best will in the world our daily skincare routines become lapse during the manic lead up to Christmas. Overeating, alcohol, late nights will take its toll on ...
6 November 2018

True beauty: 13 models who are beacons for diversity

It's less than a month until the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show where we'll see a string of 20 to 30-something flawless size-zeros sauntering up the runway, legs up to ...
2 November 2018

The Salon One-Step Straight and Shine™ XL Heated Brush [REVIEW]

A few years back, we wouldn't have thought a a convenient hair brush would be able to double up as a cutting-edge hair straightener, but Revlon are determined to push the ...
31 October 2018

Five beauty essentials for the winter months

We don't know about you, but the cold weather has already got us craving these beauty essentials for the winter months. Chapped, dry lips are common as the seasons start ...
16 October 2018

Speaking necks: the heads-up on neck treatments

It’s not surprising that our necks start to wrinkle and sag as we reach our 30’s, considering how thin the skin is on our necks and they hold up our ...

13 October 2018

Recreate Princess Eugenie's bridal make-up look

Want to recreate Princess Eugenie’s stunning bridal make-up look? Princess Eugenie looked glowing when she married Jack Brooksbank yesterday at Windsor Castle. So glowing, in fact, we want to recreate ...
20 September 2018

Meet the woman revolutionising the beauty industry

Meet the woman revolutionising the beauty industry: Hanna Pumfrey, founder of Acala, the plastic and waste free beauty platform. Acala offers green beauty skincare and toiletries from leading brands, all ...
19 September 2018

The best nude lipsticks this autumn

September is flying by, which means it is officially Autumn a lot sooner than we would like to imagine. This Sunday when the seasons officially change, instead of mourning the ...
10 September 2018

We trialled one of Toni&Guy's new Curl Squad Stylers, the Reverse Wand!

When you think of professional hairstyling, it doesn't take long before Toni&Guy jumps into your mind. The company has a fierce reputation and has stood as one of the leading chains of hair ...
28 August 2018

Five ways to take care of your hair extensions by Angela Little

Having hair extensions can have such a positive impact on how you feel about yourself, which is why they are definitely here to stay. They have given confidence to so ...

21 August 2018

Women and femininity depicted in popular culture

Perceptions surrounding beauty and body types not only vary by culture, but have greatly evolved over the span of time. Though it might seem like the standards of beauty we ...
10 August 2018

Delving into the world of CBD skincare

There’s a buzz in the beauty business about Cannabidiol (CBD) from the cannabis plant, not the kind that makes you high, but the strain that can alleviate pain if taken ...
4 March 2018

Make your skin look better with microdermabrasion

The first time I tried this treatment I was quite surprised by its effects on my skin. I went to the institute because I could feel my skin was dull and ...