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Travel on the path to perspective in 2015

By definition, perspective is described as, “a true understanding of the relative importance of things; a sense of proportion.” We will all encounter difficulties every so often. It’s how we deal with these difficulties which set us apart from each other. Do you blow things out of proportion regularly? Is your glass half empty, instead of half full? Do you indulge negative thoughts instead of looking at the positive in a situation?[Read More]

Hidden illnesses: "But you don't look sick!"

Fortunately, this is not a life threatening illness. It can affect quality of life quite significantly, and although there is no cure, there are many lifestyle changes that can be implemented to help.[Read More]

How to cope with, and move on from adversity

By definition it simply means “a difficult or unpleasant situation.” Therefore the spectrum it covers goes on for miles: it’s the child whose being bullied in school, it’s the friend who has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s the girl or boy that broke your heart, it’s the loss of an income, and it’s the passing of a loved one.[Read More]

Goodbye summer, hello Autumn

It was the perfect Autumn day: crisp, clean and suggestive of warm nights by the fire ahead. Yes, I like Autumn (or “fall” as the American’s say). The expectation of summer has passed: no more panicking about fitting into that bikini and no more attempts to keep the kids endlessly entertained! Instead it’s a time to wind down from the hectic summer and a great opportunity to take some time to ourselves.[Read More]

What do your nails say about you?

When something is awry in the body, it puts the wheels in motion to alert you that something isn’t quite right. Everything from the texture of our skin, the colour of our tongues and the condition of our nails can all be telling signs. Particularly fingernail or toenail abnormalities can point towards an underlying medical condition.[Read More]

Make up masterclass: Eyes

If the eyes are the window to our soul, then we had better make them look the best we can![Read More]

Make up masterclass: Contouring and blush

Long gone are the days where a lick of mascara and a splash of lipstick were considered a job well done in regards to make up – now it’s all about light reflecting, highlighting our best features and using the right colours to bring out our inner beauty.[Read More]

Make up masterclass: Base (Part 1)

I’m going to write a couple of articles on makeup so that if you’re starting out with makeup, or simply want to update your own makeup style, there’s hopefully something that everyone can take away.[Read More]

The summer holiday preparation guide

Before we go on our highly anticipated summer holiday, we harbour a few fantasies of what our blissful week in the sun will look like from afar – sun kissed skin, perfectly manicured hands and feet, flat stomach and no hairs in sight (apart from on our brows and head!).[Read More]

Skin deep: the hidden layers behind skin problems

Years ago, I would treat and give advice on skin based purely on a person’s skincare routine and product knowledge. I used to skim over topics such as diet, stress and hormones; after all, what real difference would they make to skin? A huge difference, it transpires![Read More]

Bits and Bobs Abroad

The captain has switched off the seat-belt sign. The plane is cruising at 30,000ft, high above the Portuguese coast. And the biggest predicament in your life? Whether to have the Pinot Grigio, the Cabernet Sauvignon, or both. That is, of course, until you have your very own Home Alone moment – but instead of shouting “KEVIN!” at the top of your lungs, a whole host of beauty goodies that you’ve forgotten come to mind – and you know it will cost you double the price to invest in these holiday godsends on the other side of the pond. [Read More]

Tension headaches: causes and cures

It makes me roar with laughter when either my husband, or brother, have a headache. I know men can be the butt of many jokes when it comes to their ailments, but let’s be honest: they don’t exactly help themselves and the ‘man flu’ stereotype that is cast upon them.[Read More]

Top 10 timeless beauty products

Every day, hundreds of new beauty products hit the shelves claiming wonderful, miraculous results; some are successful, others fall of the radar after a few months of dismal sales. Every manufacturers dream is for one of their products to hit the best sellers list, and stay there. How does any cosmetic make the cut when we are becoming more reluctant to part with our hard earned cash?[Read More]

The perfect Christmas!

But how did it end up like this again? After all the careful plotting and planning, you want to hit the fast forward button to Boxing Day for a marathon date with your TV. Sometimes, we can plan, and plan, and plan, but something still goes amok.[Read More]

Getting ready for your Christmas party!

Wanting to look and feel amazing for your Christmas party this year? Well, look no further, it’s the little black dress diet! Loose a stone before Christmas and feel fabulous!!!

Blah. Blah. Blah. Haven’t we heard this a thousand times? From my perspective this is the WORST possible time of year to diet (I know, there’s never a good time) But does that mean we’re all going have to settle with being frumpy grumps when Santa comes a’ knocking? It certainly does not. There are so many ways out there to make yourself feel and look good without hitting the treadmill at intensity 13 at the gym (how these people don’t go flying off at that speed I’ll never know.)

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