Many of us are turning to organic skin care as an alternative to those endless experiments with artificial chemicals that promise to solve all your beauty woes without really addressing the basic problem: that harsh ingredients & an unhealthy lifestyle contribute to those spots, wrinkles & sensitive patches. It’s much easier now to find a natural cleanser that doesn’t dry your skin, without spending tens of pounds on what shouldn’t actually be a luxury. DIY beauty...

The travel experts launch a women’s tee, complete with under-arm pockets to keep valuables totally safe  Wave goodbye to the days of panicking about pickpockets – a brand new women’s t-shirt is offering travellers a unique and innovative way to store their valuables, with two under-arm pockets disguised within a stylish fitted tee.     The Clever Travel Companion tee can store valuable items out of sight safely, with room for passports, credit cards and even...

Summer always means a diary full of celebrations and parties. When the sun is out and the living is easy, nothing is better than joining friends and family for a good old party. Barbecues, summer weddings, christenings, significant birthdays, Father’s Day – you name it, summer brings with it a host of fun events. Celebrating special occasions usually involves buying a gift. Find out what’s hot this summer in the world of gift buying: Beard gear First up, let’s...

With the popularity of video content on the rise, more and more people are looking to capture the most important moments in their lives. In the past, marriage proposals have been a private moment shared between lovers and eternalised only in memory. However, “the recent trend of ‘showmance’ – grand romantic gestures caught on camera – “has meant that marriage proposals are an occasion to be shared with everyone. Thanks to the creation of the new Ring Cam, proposals...

For dedicated individuals that want to help make the world a better place there are many international opportunities in law. Here are some things to consider before embarking on this lucrative career path. Getting into law seems harder than it is Many things that are worth pursuing can take some time and the field of law is no different. While it can take a 4-year degree and a 3-year law program to meet the educational requirements, lawyers must often pass exams in order to be...

Hen nights are great moments to spend with close friends and to have fun.  These parties are almost always put together by your bridesmaids and your closest friends and they can imply a lot of things. Your bridesmaids however shouldn’t have to come up with everything! You can give them of few tips on what you would like and make things easier for them. Hen nights have to be fun experiences so let your imagination run wild. One of the most important aspects when it comes...

CARAFINA® is set to release their highly anticipated Spring/Summer ’15 collections.   Since they burst onto the scene seven years ago, the much loved California brand specialize in curating stylish and wearable garments, alongside hand-picked home furnishings and jewellery collections. From its founding roots, CARAFINA® – Spanish for “elegant face” – seeks to refine the beauty in every woman.     Based in California, a multicultural...

One of the UK’s leading jewellery designers is launching his bespoke diamond collection with a pop up shop at London’s exclusive department store Fenwick. The Wylde Flower Diamond® pop-up shop opened on the 5 May until 1 June in Bond Street. Nicholas Wylde celebrated 25 years in the jewellery business by creating the Wylde Flower Diamond® and has been voted as one of the Hot 100 Jewellers in the country. Nicholas who has a loyal customer following, including royalty and...

Summer is on its way and across the UK fashionistas will be shunning winter coats and woolly jumpers in favour of sassy tea dresses, cool summer shirts and other seasonally appropriate garments. Vintage e-boutique Messina Hembry has trend-setters sorted with a cherry picked range of pre-loved clothing that’s perfect for a summer wardrobe revamp. Josh Hembry, Head Buyer said, “We’re so excited for summer and are celebrating by introducing a huge range of seasonal threads...

The School of Fashion at Southampton Solent University is launching a new BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion course recruiting now for October 2015. The innovative three-year course will focus on developing students for a career within the global beauty industry. Magazine beauty director turned academic, Elizabeth Barnett-Lawton developed the course, building on the success of the Media Fashion Styling programme, led by Principal Lecturer, Jennifer Anyan.     The programme...

A number of women around the world are involved in philanthropic efforts that seek to improve people’s lives. Many of them are doing this through philanthropic organisations that they head, on top of using their influence and wealth to make a difference in the world. Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey, the famous TV personality and entrepreneur, has her own private charity, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which is involved in empowerment and education projects targeted at women and children...

It is not always easy knowing which make up to use for your skin tone. What colours complement you best? Does this lipstick shade match your evening dress? Should you use cooler shades for spring and summer or warmer shades for autumn and winter? Using these guidelines will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to dance the night away looking fabulous. First, you will want to start with a base. There is no magical way of knowing your shade, you simply have to test them...

We are happy to announce that Lindex is today extending the brand offer by launching a private cosmetic label – Lindex Beauty. It is a collection of beautiful value-priced makeup and body accessories to complete the look!     “Lindex Beauty is a natural extention of Lindex offer for fashion interested women. Our customer cares about her look and it is not complete without taking care of your face and body. The perfect make up set the final touch for any day or night...

Some people just buy make-up items, apply them every day, and rarely give their lipstick or eyeliner a second thought. But those in the know will have noticed some special packages appear at different times throughout the year, packed full of make-up items and accessories. Make-up gift sets are often put together by well-known brands as free items to entice you to buy make-up items during key trading times. You might see an Elizabeth Arden bonus collection in the summer, or a...

Contrary to popular belief, tea is not just for drinking. Tea can be used for many different things, from cookery to relieving tired eyes. If, like the rest of the UK, you’re a tea addict why not make the most of your tea? Whether you’re a strictly Yorkshire girl, you indulge in the Japanese health tea culture or you take your tea on ice, you can always get more from your cup. Tea bags, you have heard how placing them on your eyes will relieve a tired, sunken look – however,...

An online emporium is breathing new life into pre-loved designer clothing with a focus on vintage pieces and second hand threads. Born from a humble bedroom enterprise, Messina Hembry has quickly grown into a thriving eCommerce store, eBay’s largest retailer of second hand branded clothing and one of the top 10 boutiques on the ASOS marketplace. Now, the recycled fashion empire has launched its very own e-boutique showcasing the very best of its pre-loved inventory. Inspired...

Hitting the high street just got greener thanks to the launch of an on-trend range of fashionable, foldable bags. Underpinned by a mission to blend style with sustainability, Eco Chic retails a gorgeous collection of environmentally friendly bags for the fashion conscious woman. While the world is making progress when it comes to slashing plastic bag consumption, recent statistics from WRAP revealed that there is still a long way to go. In 2013, the government funded Waste and...

With a hectic schedule juggling meetings, business trips and other work demands, it is very easy for a modern business woman to get burned out. That is why it is imperative for you to take some time out to let off steam and indulge in some of the luxuries life has to offer. As a busy business woman, you may be guilty of failing to find time for yourself. However, letting your hair down and letting go every once in a while can be tremendously beneficial both for yourself and those...

Spring has become the traditional weight loss season. People have booked their holidays and now they want to get ready for them. Maybe they’ve bought the perfect bikini and are looking to trim a few pounds for the flawless fit, or maybe they’ve got a summer wedding on the horizon and they want to wear that dress – the one they got in the January sales but didn’t feel comfortable enough to wear yet. In any case, and for whatever reason, you’ll always see people wanting...

Festival season is just around the corner and so are the biggest events on the music calender. We’ve highlighted the best bits of all of the European and international music festivals we’re working with below, including Snowbombing (Austria), The Garden Festival (Croatia), Melt Festival (Germany), Positivus (Latvia), Oasis (Morocco), OFF Festival (Poland), EXIT (Serbia), Sea Dance (Montenegro), Mysteryland and the Amsterdam Dance Event (Netherlands). From sun-kissed...

Lovers of high-end haute couture are set to swoon as a brand new fashion house launches its exquisite collection of 2015 adornments. Specialising in bespoke high heels and luxury jewellery, Iconoduly creates inimitable items for the modern woman. Christopher-Calvin Pollard, Aesthetics Director at Iconoduly: “My vocation, my calling in life, is to revive the lost art of adornment and create exquisite treasures. I live to bring objects of beauty into this world and it brings...

There’s certainly no shortage of contraceptives out there for women to choose from these days, but exactly how effective are they? One of the most popular methods is the contraceptive pill. This method is easy to use and can be accessed through your family doctor or online medical services such as LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor. If you’re already on this form of birth control or you’re considering starting it, it’s important to ensure you’re up to speed when it comes to...

Brown and dark skinned goddesses are set to glow thanks to a unique solution developed by established sunless tanning beauty boutique, Karamel and Brown . The revolutionary product has quickly gained a loyal legion of followers which has led to it securing online shelf space at leading British health and beauty retailer, Superdrug.com. It’s a smouldering achievement for the independently owned brand and is set to help Karamel and Brown become a must have product in the beauty...

Entrepreneurship can be an attractive option for women for many reasons, such as creating a better work-life balance, or starting something meaningful and individual. Start-up businesses are a growing sector, with over 500,000 launching in the UK in 2014. Looking at these figures, starting a business may seem like an easy option. Online resources make finding guidance and advice simpler, while companies such as Zoho, designed for entrepreneurs, help businesses look after everything...

A headache may sound like a very simple medical problem, but for those who suffer regularly they can be extremely debilitating. If you experience frequent headaches, you will know that the pain can often leave you unable to do anything, such as focus on work or enjoy time with your family. It can also be much harder to rest and relax properly. Medications for headaches There are plenty of over-the-counter remedies for headaches. If you are a regular sufferer, you know which ones...

Sunlight is essential to humans, keeping us warm and keeping us healthy by giving us all the vitamins we need. However, it also has more material benefits in that maximising natural light can reduce our heating and lighting costs, so it makes sense to make as much use of sunlight as possible. Why our bodies need natural light The most important thing sunlight gives us is vitamin D. Whilst we can get vitamin D by other means (i.e. from certain foods), exposing our bodies to sunlight...

What do you buy the woman who has it all? Whether you feel as though you cannot possibly find something she actually needs, or it is just hard to decide what she may want, chocolate and Mother’s Day always seem to go hand in hand. It is a gift that shows you care, with just the right amount of luxury and indulgence for the occasion. Godiva brings you an array of Mother’s Day chocolate gift options. Choose one of our suggestions below or browse our entire site for a gift to...

“ It’s what you do that defines you” (video below)  is the Lindex 2015 spring campaign message, featuring Super Role Models Christy Turlington Burns, Liya Kebede and Toni Garrn. Lindex spring campaign is all about that true beauty comes from what you do as well as how you look. The campaign highlights three beautiful women who also do good things outside of the fashion world, which in turn makes them Super Role Models. – I have learned that it’s what you do, how...

Enter our giveaway to WIN 10 Malki Dead Sea products! All you have to do is follow us on twitter, tweet this giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment telling us what you think about these great products. You need to enter using the widget below. Everyone may be going green, but Malki have never been anything else! To achieve perfectly healthy and balanced skin we need to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible and follow a similar beauty routine. After all, skin is...

You’re busy, you need to book a holiday and work out how social media works, and you just had to Google ‘how to clean makeup brushes’. But with more people working over 48 hours a week than ever, Britain’s long-hours culture isn’t leaving us time to think – let alone figure out how to clean makeup brushes. So why is being busy so often considered almost a badge of honour? In his book CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap!, Dr. Edward Hallowell...

Article Courtesy of Robin Pointer Your skin is the first thing people notice about you. Not only is it the largest organ in your body, it is also the most visible. Keeping it healthy is crucial to looking your best. Beauty starts from within; what you eat and drink can have a serious impact on your skin. If you are not drinking enough water, you risk depriving your skin and entire body of precious moisture. You should ty to drink at least eight glasses of water per day (2 to 3...

The good news for sports enthusiasts is that it is possible to pursue a career related to the sport or physical activity you feel passionate about. If you want to succeed you must practice, be ambitious, and immerse yourself in your chosen sport. Becoming a professional sports competitor If you excel at a particular sport, such as tennis or swimming, you will probably be hoping to go on to compete at local, and then national, level. You may even have aspirations to represent...

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Bosom Galore, a UK manufactured luxury lingerie brand based in Cornwall, are opening their virtual shop doors on March 9th. In response to the poor availability of luxury lingerie in small band and large cup sizes, the brand specialise in sizes from 26E to 34H with plans to expand their size range further. The brand was founded by Katy, a fellow small band and large cupped woman who felt neglected by the lingerie industry: “Throughout my many years of bra shopping I have found...

Post-baby bodies are set to be sexier than ever with the US expansion of an online weight loss community helping mums stay fit, healthy and in fabulous shape in both the UK and USA. Founded by kick-ass wellness alchemist and certified transformation coach Lisa Barwise, Mummy Shape School is packed full of resources, motivation and support. Driven by the philosophy that “kids are the reason, not the excuse” Barwise is on a mission to help mums overcome emotional hurdles and...

Ever wondered why that dreamy soft pink dress looks great on your friend but not so great on you? Have you noticed that some dresses make your eyes pop, but some wash you out entirely? It turns out it’s all down to one key factor – color! One brand new style consultancy has set to out to introduce frustrated fashionistas to the colors that are perfect for them. What Are My Colors is a brand new service that combines image consultancy, personal shopping, wardrobe styling and...

A retreat that goes beyond the surface: Millions of women book retreats each year for a temporary escape from their everyday stresses and pressures to indulge in massages, facials or the latest beauty treatment. While these breaks might give brief respite, they only ever achieve surface level changes, but a new type of retreat is now available that uses psychotherapeutic techniques and professional coaching to really rejuvenate the mind and help people to realise their own strength...

Melt your lover’s heart at the Chocolate Boutique Hotel this Valentine’s Day. It’s the ultimate night for chocolate lovers. Indulge in chocolate to your heart’s content before snuggling up in cosy chocolate themed rooms and melting into each other’s arms. As you step over the threshold, you’ll be greeted with an ice cold bottle of bubbly and a cascading Belgian chocolate fountain with succulent strawberries and luscious marshmallows. Later you can sip delicious...

Most people think that if you eat fat it makes you fat.  What I like to say is that eating the RIGHT TYPES OF FAT actually makes you thin!! Nowadays we have low-fat this, reduced fat that.  Fat is normally what gives the food its taste.  Take the fat out and there is very little taste left.  So what do you think food manufactures put into the food instead to replace the removed fats? CARBOHYDRATES – the blimmin’ things that raise insulin levels and nine times out of ten...

Brits are exhibiting a growing desire to emulate the glossy long locks of famous celebrities including pop star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who was recently voted the UK’s number one hair icon. Cheryl’s cascading locks have been coloured chocolate brown and burgundy red and the songstress has triggered a surge in the UK hair extensions market. Britain is the world’s third largest buyer of extensions behind America and China as global demand for hair extensions soars. Alongside...

    London’s leading vintage fashion and textiles fair is back in only ten days time- our first vintage fair of the year! Over 50 stalls of fabulous vintage and our pop up cafe from Blackbird Tea RoomsBring a copy of this email printed out or on your mobile device for half price entry, or alternatively purchase a ticket in advance below.         SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY 11am- 5.30pm Chelsea Old Town Hall | King’s Road | London | SW3 5EE www.frockmevintagefashion.com Nearest...

GET YOUR GREENS – try to include a side salad every chance you get, and if you’re super keen on greens join the green smoothie craze. Greens rev up digestive juices and help keep the body in an alkaline state, which helps fight stress and therefore weight gain too for most of us. GET MOVING ON YOUR POST-HOLIDAY CATCH UPS – Bundle up and go for a chatty stroll rather than going for cocktails. Take mum for a walk before dinner to keep your appetite in check. TAKE...

‘In an age where people are time poor and anxiety and stress levels are rife, meditation keeps us in balance when the world around us is out of synch.’ Sunita Passi, meditation teacher ‘We can really fuel our faces and feed our bodies. Ultimate wellness is ultimate beauty.’ Karen Cummings-Palmer, nutritional coach This female only luxury day retreat takes place at the luxury COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Metropolitan Hotel on Old Park Lane, London. Learn...

  After the excesses of the festive season, make looking after yourself your New Year’s resolution! A simple change that can make a big difference to your skin and hair, your quality of sleep, and your overall health, is switching to silk. Silk isn’t just luxurious; it offers a host of beauty benefits and is a natural, allergen-free alternative to traditional down, feather and synthetic duvets and pillows. Don’t believe us, here’s what the experts say: Sarah Chapman,...

Rebounding research has proven the many health benefits of rebounding – you can burn 100’s of calories, stimulate lymphatic drainage, improve the immune system, improve posture and reduce body fat. Although rebounding feels like a new fitness craze it has actually been in the UK for over 10 yearsebounding experts MaXimus Life are the designers and makers of the robust, high quality and low impact . Every single cell is worked when rebounding including internal organs,...

When it comes to making the most out of your beauty routine, it’s not just about using the right products for your skin type or choosing the best colours. While it’s important to know your beauty tools, sometimes – in order to take your beauty routine to the next level – all you need is a good clean out. Here’re a few useful cleaning tips for your beauty utensils, as well as advice on how to declutter your beauty collection – so you can look your very best in far less...

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HotSquash.com are launching the first GOOD QUALITY £1 Dress on the 12th December, after a countdown initiative starting on Cyber Monday 1st Dec. A host of massive discounts and exclusive offers are available for 12 days leading down to the final 12th day of Christmas where they are selling their classic rouched dress for £1 down from £95!!! Hotsquash.com is the clever tech fashion brand, with temperature controlled technology woven into the fabrics, ensuring all designs regulate...

YOSO unveils three new and exciting electronic beauty products to join its innovative beauty range. The newly launched YOSO beauty brand, powered by Maxell, recently unveiled the YOSO PRO, a ground-breaking skincare system. YOSO LASHES, YOSO TRIM and YOSO COMPACT, now sit alongside the revolutionary PRO to complete YOSO beauty’s debut 2014 range. These exciting and innovative products are also now available online from Beauty Crowd, just in time for the festive season. www.beautycrowd.com...

We all want the best products for our bodies, but that doesn’t always mean splashing out on a complex beauty regime: sometimes, it’s the simplest solutions that are the most effective. Often, going back to nature is the kindest thing you can do for your skin, and using natural household products is the first step to providing your body with the care it needs. Now, we’re not asking you to ditch your beauty regime and dare-to-bare – but why not try making your own natural,...

  Maxell, under the Hitachi umbrella, has been a globally renowned brand since 1960, within the technology market. YOSO is the culmination of years of consultation and research between Maxell and Hitachi. Today, Maxell is proud to take its established place in the technology market one step further, with the unveiling of its new UK, home salon beauty range, YOSO. YOSO’s ethos of ‘Changing The Face Of Beauty’ brings innovative skincare ideas to the contemporary woman,...

Lindex continues the collaboration with super model Karen Elson who is, together with Liya Kebede, the face for this year’s Christmas Story campaign.

    “Karen Elson is one of the world’s most iconic models, and her style and self-confidence matches well with the Lindex brand. We are very happy we could continue working with her for the up coming Christmas campaign”, says Johan Hallin, Concept & Marketing Director at Lindex. The Christmas collection covers ladies-, kids-, and underwear with winter wardrobe hits from cozy knits to glam jersey that will keep you stylish and chic as the temperature...

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