Could You Sleep Yourself Skinny?

  If you’re a big fan of an early night and a decadent lie in, the idea that getting more sleep could help you lose weight may sound too good to be true. But a fresh study from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University may have revealed precisely that. In 2017, the university’s researchers investigated the effects of sleep deprivation on high calorific food consumption and their findings were striking. Although sleeping better won’t automatically make you lose weight, getting more effective shut eye could help you resist highly calorific foods.   Sleep Research The subjects involved in the research were asked to sleep for eight hours per…

Here’s Why you Should Stop Threading your Brows

  The perfect brows have been a beauty holy grail for years now. Full and dramatic, natural but elegantly shaped. Unless we’ve been blessed with the brows of Cara Delevingne, achieving that “spot on” look it not stroll in the park. From sparse brows which just don’t have the bulk to look “in vogue” and the struggle to get that natural look using brow-boosting products (without looking permanently surprised or scowly), to the endless on-going plucking and care required to tame thicker brows (and keep our skin in the area cared for), there are all sorts of trials and tribulations to be weathered in pursuit of “en pointe” brows. Whether…

Should You Switch to Strength Training?

#strongnotskinny has been an absolute revolution in the world of women’s fitness in recent years. This movement has been persuading women from all walks of life to switch their focus from how their body looks to what their body can do. Incredibly empowering and all about personal achievements, this new wave of fitness has nothing to do with those comparisons to others which can batter self-esteem. Instead strength training is all about pushing yourself further each time, and building on your previous achievements to feel even stronger, mentally and physically. So should you switch up your workouts to incorporate strength training? There are some very good reasons to do so.…

3 Genius Fixes for a Broken Nail

  Cultivating a beautiful, flawless set of nails is no easy task. From dried up cuticles, to brittle nails and chipped paint, creating a magazine-worthy set of nails takes plenty of TLC. Cuticle creams, swallowing biotin capsules, hand moisturising,  nail filing and manicures; there are lots of steps which can go into achieving perfect nails, but even after all that, there’s every chance that life will get in your way and break your nail. Whether you’re washing up, opening a car door, closing a filing cabinet or carrying equipment, there are any number of ways in which “the worst” can befall your fingernails – usually two hours after a manicure,…

Flavour & fitness: The spices with health benefits

Do you love food with bags of flavour? We do too! One of the best things about flavoursome food is that it doesn’t have to be packed with sugar, carbs, fats and salt to taste great and to feel really satisfying. But deliciousness is just one of the perks of infusing your cooking with tasty spices. Many spices come with health benefits of their own. Want to start making your meals both yummy and extra healthy? Why not incorporate one of these flavoursome choices into your next culinary session to enjoy bonus health benefits?   1. Cayenne Pepper Fantastic for adding a medium-spicy, peppery kick to dishes, cayenne pepper is…