Blushing Beauties: How to Pick Your Perfect Rouge

A dab (or a dollop!) of colour on the cheeks can work wonders, breathing life and brightness into your complexion. In the winter months, when our faces are far from sun-kissed, a dose of “healthy glow” can take your look from drab to delightful with just a couple of sweeps. But it’s not always easy to get blusher right… From unnatural shades which don’t complement your skin tone, to unusual placement which highlights unflattering area of your face, poor blusher choices can look very peculiar indeed. We’re all for artistic looks, but if you’re going for classic beauty, we’ve rounded up some helpful tips which will help you choose your…

4 Reasons To Take the Plunge with Pilates

Yoga may be the low intensity activity du jour, HIIT may be the class that gets your heart racing and half marathons may be the achievement which gets you motivated, but pilates is a workout you shouldn’t overlook. Compared to yoga, which has enjoyed a significant boom in popularity in recent years, pilates is a fitness option which doesn’t get much attention. Less “Instagrammable” than mountain poses and lotus positions, pilates is often seen as yoga’s “less sexy cousin”, but the practice is a very different approach to your body, which comes with a whole host of other health and fitness benefits. Whether you suffer from back pain or anxiety,…

5 New Fitness Fads to Make You Sweat in 2018

After all of your Christmas indulgences, you’ll probably be looking forward to feeling the burn in the New Year. But if you’re not eagerly anticipating the return to the treadmill or the weights section, it could well be time to mix things up a bit. After all, a change is as good as a rest! As luck would have it, now is the perfect time to add something fresh to your fitness regime. New fitness fads are springing up left, right and centre as new generations enjoy a health and fitness renaissance that their couch potato counterparts in the nineties spurned in favour of a pint of lager and a…

Is Foam Conditioner The Hair Miracle You’ve Been Waiting For?

Beauty and hair bloggers all over the world wide web have been hailing a freshly developed invention as the answer to your fine-haired prayers. Recently created by haircare brand Pantene, foam conditioner has been generating a whole lot of hype both online and in beauty circles. But is this lightweight, moisturising product really a haircare revelation? And is it worth the hype?   Why Foam? Anyone with fine hair will know identify with the struggle to keep your hair shiny and glossy without turning into a grease ball within a matter of hours. Finding a lightweight conditioner for fine hair can be a real struggle, especially for those of us…

Cutting Down on Alcohol Could Fix These 4 Health Issues…

  With Christmas just around the corner, ‘tis (almost) the season to be jolly by drinking more than your fair share of festive cheer. But all of that seasonal spirit could leave you feeling groggy, bloated, tired, down in the dumps and just plain not good. Us Brits may have developed something of a reputation for binge-drinking (and Christmas parties certainly present ample reason to lean in to the stereotype), but in recent years younger generations have been moving away from excessive alcohol consumption and showing older drinkers that consumption in moderation is a much smarter move. As a matter of fact, alcohol may not just be triggering the common…