Beauty and Skin

My Morning Skincare Routine

Susannah Taylor | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

The weather in the UK seems to go from one extreme to the other. From cold and frost bitten to baking hot and melting, the temperature rarely seems to strike the right balance. This is why having a good skincare routine is so important; take a second to think about what those harsh winds or strong sun rays are doing to your face.

Ten Tips for Gorgeous Skin This Winter

Amanda Elias | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Central heating takes moisture out from the air; try leaving a dish of water near your radiators which will act as a humidifier to help replace the moisture that's lost - you can also add a few drops of aromatherapy oil to fragrance your room.

The Best Products to Treat Acne

Susannah Taylor | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

Anybody can get spots, whether you're 13 or 30; blemishes don't disappear once you're passed your teens and adult acne is in fact very common. 'Acne' is a term used by dermatologists and scientists as a term for spots, even if you have only a few.

Get Beautiful, Soft, Plump Lips...Don't Scrub Them!

Amanda Elias | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Ok this is going to be a bit controversial because a lot of beauty bloggers give tips on exfoliating the lips, some skincare brands sell lip scrubs but I'm going to tell you why you shouldn't exfoliate your lips.

My Top 5 Serums

Susannah Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

Serums are the big beauty buzz in skin care right now - every beauty company has one to offer, and there is one for every skin type from hydrating to anti-acne, to anti-ageing to brightening. But which to choose? Get The Gloss Editor-in-Chief Susannah Taylor recommends her favourite five here.

Top 10 Modern Beauty Classics

Susannah Taylor | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

After spending years being asked what she was using on her models' faces during shoots to give them such flawless skin, Charlotte finally bottled the magic elixir for us to buy. Once massaged into the skin, it is absorbed straight away meaning you can apply makeup almost instantly.

The Beauty Heroes You Should Steal From Your Man

Susannah Taylor | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

I know from my girlfriends that many men are not averse to smoothing on a product or two - and not only do most of them secretly use their lady's scrubs and tubs, but men's products have increased by 70% over the last six years, meaning that our dads, husbands, brothers and boyfriends now have a bathroom cabinet of their own.

The Mythologies of the Beauty World

Amanda Elias | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Dry skin causes wrinkles< - False, even oily skin can become wrinkled if you don't look after your skin. Avoid sunbathing and tanning booths, always wear an SPF, regularly exfoliate and cleanse and moisturise daily. I'm also a big advocate of meditation, it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

How to Clean Your Face, Yes Really, You're Doing It Wrong

Amanda Elias | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Cleansing is one of the most important things you can do for your skin (as well as wearing SPF daily) but no one ever really focuses on this basic skincare ritual. Working in the beauty industry I know how undervalued cleansing is, so here is my guide to cleansing your face.

Seven Best Foods for a Beautiful Body

Realbuzz.com | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

The type of food you eat doesn't just affect your health, your fitness and your mood. It can also change the way you look. Here we show you seven foods that can do just that. So, ditch those expensive beauty products and try to eat these nutritious foods instead...

Beautiful? Damned?

Caragh Little | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So a well-known Sunday Colour Supplement has issued some good advice, this weekend, on how normal women can emulate 'expensive' beauty using products and procedures in their price-range.

Beautiful Swan: How to Achieve Kristen Stewart's Unblemished Look

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Waszkowiak

Thanks to an epic Twilight marathon and hours of staring green-eyed at Kristen Stewart's porcelain features, it's enough to make any self-respecting woman howl at the moon in resentment.

Mother's Day Pamper at Home

Amanda Elias | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Firstly, go through all of your Mum's beauty products and see what you can use. If your Mum is like mine she'll have products bought as gifts that she just never gets around to using- just make sure they're still in date. Do this before Mother's Day to allow time to buy anything you need.

How to Update Your Beauty Regime

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

If you're hairier than you think you should be, try using a cream with acid, or maybe destroy your follicles with a laser, or take a pill to balance your hormones so that other people can look at you without being repulsed - don't worry about the hysterical depression that comes with it - it's worth it!

A Guide to Perfect Wedding Day Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

While we may have many events where we want to look our best, I think most women would agree that their wedding day is the one day where we want everything to be perfect! Here are my top tips to avoid any mishaps on your wedding day...

Oscar-Winning Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

While red carpet glitz and glamour is achieved by fabulous stylists and make-up artists, fresh, glowing skin is definitely the best accessory- and you don't need a celebrity budget to look good.

Budget Beauty Tips for Christmas and New Year

Amanda Elias | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Christmas and New Year are party season, but if like me you've sent Santa a rather large cheque this year, you may be feeling the pinch. Here are some budget tips to try and help get you through the party season looking your absolute best.

Five Steps to Supermodel Skin

Realbuzz.com | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

If you follow these top beauty secrets you can get the flawless, glowing complexion of a supermodel. Here are five simple tricks to make sure your skin is ready for its close up...

10 Beauty Shortcuts for a Busy Girl

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

Being short on time but big on presentation, I have to squeeze in as many beauty quick fixes as possible to keep me looking well put together and groomed, but within about 10 minutes a day.

The Dying Art of Beauty: Skin Bleaching

Naila Missous | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Naila Missous

The glamorisation of the 'white face' because of western values inflicted upon Asian and Black cultures contribute to low self-esteem, mental illness and always wanting to be like the 'others'. How did being light or fair-skinned ever evolve to becoming the standard of beauty?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Am I Sweet Enough?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

"A woman has the age she deserves" - These words come from none other than Coco Chanel. She knew the value of living well inside your skin. Living with a sweet tooth can be worse for you than you think. We all know sweet treats add inches to the waistline, but did you know that chocolate could also give you wrinkles?

The F-Word

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Confession time. I am scared of foundation. Years of ballet stage makeup, and a contrary attitude towards anything in the least bit popular, have deterred me from ever squirting my face with the brown stuff.

Hair-Raising Conversations

Minna Salami | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Minna Salami

Hair may be seen as a woman's crowning glory, but in African heritage societies it is much more than that.

Weekend Shopping: Pre-Valentine's Beauty Prep

Sarah McGiven | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

With Valentine's Day looming it's time to spring clean the product drawers and make sure I have everything I need ready to get me looking as hot, or at least as human, as possible in time for date night.

Feed Your Skin With Fruit And Veg, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eating your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables will not only keep you healthy and slim, but gives your skin a boost too, according to a new scientific...