Barely there.

23/02/2017 Main
Barely there.

One of the biggest trends seen on the catwalks at the Autumn / Winter 2017 New York and London fashion shows was ‘Baring it all’.  This translated across both fashion and beauty.  For fashion it resulted in sheer tops, and braless models.  And for beauty it was seen in the naked faces on models.  Fresh, flawless make up looks great on everyone. However, unfortunately for us natural make up can be one of the hardest make-up trends.  Apply to little and you still look half asleep and covered in spots.  Too much and you’ll look overdone and plasticky. Read more

February pick me up beauty days.

13/02/2017 Main

Hey there beautiful people.  How are we all doing on this fine February day?  Sorry I haven’t uploaded anything on my beauty and personal care blog.  I’ve had a fairly busy wintery period and feel like it’s the first time I’ve been able to pop my head up and catch some air.   Read more

Acupuncture

17/11/2016 Main

So I thought I’d write about something new that I tried recently.  Long-time readers of this blog will know that I am into trying all sorts of health routines and am constantly looking for new things that help ease stress and generally improve quality of life. I’m very careful though and don’t just jump onto new bandwagons or the latest holistic care. There has to be some scientific basis for the remedies that I try. This is generally a mumbo-jumbo free zone. Read more

Sensationail Gel Nails

15/11/2016 Main
Sensationail Gel Nails
 

I have a confession to make.  I am 26 years old and I still bite my nails.   Read more

Baby bath towel

08/11/2016 Main

Baby bath towel Read more

Giving Up Alcohol

04/11/2016 Main

Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

07/10/2016 Main
Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

I’m a gal with pretty sensitive skin and I do get the occasional outbreak of spots, especially when I’m going through my pig-out periods and when I succumb to smoking and drinking. Basically, my question is to other girls out there, and lads for that matter, what exfoliators do you use to keep your face looking clean and smooth? As I mentioned, I have sensitive skin so any good suggestions on gentle but effective exfoliators would be good. Read more

Hobby Stress Relief

15/05/2016 Main

Hobbies are great way of filling your spare time with something you find of interest. And of course, the great thing is that you get to choose what that thing is. They are an excellent source of enjoyment and satisfaction. Even if you don’t have a “thing,” there are a vast number of activities out there from which to draw some inspiration and come up with a pass time that suits your personal interests and needs, one that will provide you with the opportunity to express your creativity and individualism. It may be an indoor or outdoor pursuit. Equally in could be a solo venture or something you do with others in a group. None of this matters as long as it fills the gaps in your life created by free time and gives you the enjoyment you deserve. Read more

Sugar

02/05/2016 Main

Hi folks! So, now we all know. It’s out there. Fat was never the big killer we thought it was. In fact it turns out that fat is good for us in whatever amount we get it. Especially for our brains which can consist of up to 60% fat. The more fat you eat the healthier your brain will be! Winner! Bring on the butter, cheese and bacon. However, before you get all excited and think you can go out and eat whatever you want without a second thought for your health, it turns out that carbs, especially sugar, are the enemy. Big time! The damage that sugar does to our bodies is insane. Not only does it make us fat (if we don’t use the energy it provides us with immediately the body converts it to fat), but it also induces the onset of diabetes, which for many is a killer. So what are we to do? Well, best case scenario, give up sugar completely. I could do this absolutely no problem. I’m not overly fussed by sweet food, and there are plenty of alternatives to other foods high in carbs such as bread and potatoes. My downfall comes down to beer. I love beer. Very much. And beer is full of carbs in the form of sugar. There are low carb and low alcohol beers that are about half of the calories of normal pint of beer, but it’s still not ideal. Unfortunately, water just doesn’t cut the mustard after a hard day at the office. What are your thoughts on the issue? Be sure to let me know by dropping me a line at the usual address. By for now folks! Read more

Quit Smoking

28/04/2016 Main

Hey everybody! Tony here. And I’m about to jump on my soap box and do a bit of preaching. Apologies in advance, but i feel this is something some you out there all need to hear. As an ex-smoker, I have been meaning to write this post for some time now and I have finally gotten around to it, so here it goes. Read more