Beauty Ideas

Skincare For Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Acne is one of the commonest skin disorders which affects nearly 80% of the population at some point in time. Choosing the right products with effective ingredients is vital otherwise you may inadvertently be making the problem worse.

Is Anti-Ageing A Dirty Word?

Amanda Elias | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

The word anti-ageing is being thrown around a lot these days and many people don't know how to feel about it. On one hand it's a dirty phrase, invented by skincare companies to shame women in to thinking lines and wrinkles make them ugly and undesirable, on the other hand it's there to describe products that may help to slow down the appearance of ageing on our skin.

The Must-Know Beauty Tips For A Summer Bride

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Style
Holly Jayne Barry

You're going to be the centre of attention on your wedding day so a bit of mascara and a quick once over with the straighteners just won't cut it. To wow your family, guests and husband-to-be we've compiled this summer's hottest bridal looks straight off of the runway.

Revamp Your Foundation. The Dos And Don'ts Of Makeup Mixing

Roisin Kelly | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Style
Roisin Kelly

Makeup artists have been mixing foundations for years, blending different brands and shades to create bespoke finishes to suit an individuals skin tone - but blending isn't only for the professionals.

Are Stick-On False Nails Making A Come-Back?

Roisin Kelly | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Style
Roisin Kelly

Taking this into account (and the fact that loads of us simply don't have the time nor the will to faff around painting our nails), is it the press-on falsies we remember from our youth's turn to take the nail spotlight? With the high-street seeing a recent increase of sales in false nails, the speed, price point and convenience of a new era of sophisticated stick-ons seem to be a winning combo.

Five Free Beauty Tips For Women Who Wish To Stay Ageless

Stella Ralfini | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style
Stella Ralfini

One of the good things about being seventy is that younger women can judge whether my advice has any bearing by looking at my skin. I admit to taking good care of it and going for regular beauty treatments (since at my age I need all the help I can get!).

How To Get Back Into The Dating Game At 70

Stella Ralfini | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

First on my list is to find a suitor. My challenge as a 70 year old is reeling in a man who still has fire in his belly as opposed to the 'been there, done that, let's watch TV' type. The challenge doubles because toy boys don't do it for me, and men my age want someone considerably younger.

How To Become An Overnight Glamour Puss

Stella Ralfini | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Stella Ralfini

As you will know if you're over sixty, the lips lose definition, the eyebrows become sparse, the eyes look smaller and our confidence corkscrews. Well, listen up soon to be glamour pusses, I've found a hassle free alternative to applying eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lip-liner every day. It's called micro-pigmentation cosmetic tattooing. And at seventy, I'm loving it.

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines

10 Skin Surviving Tips This Party Season 30+

Amanda Elias | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

You may have noticed that as you get older a big night out can take a little longer to get over. Gone are the days where you can party all night and t...

Should We Be Making Our Own Beauty Products?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Thandi Ejindu

I have fallen in love with my natural hair! So much so that I now give a damn about what my hair products are actually doing to it. It's kind of like during my weight loss journey when I started reading food labels checking its fiber, sugar and fat content - I now check my hair product labels for their ingredients.

Wedding Season Beauty Tips for Achieving a Radiant Glow

Katy Hull | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Hull

Wedding season is now in full swing. Whether you're the Bride-to-be, Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaid or Friend .... There is no doubt that, as a woman you will want to look and feel your best.

The Winning Anti-Ageing Combination for Your Skin

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?

The Politics Behind Black Women's Hair

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

did the big chop about three years ago, and I did so not because of any social trend, or to be in touch with my roots but rather because I became aware of the dangerous side effects. And I can tell you today, I do not feel anymore Ghanaian today than I did on that day because, as my girl India Arie sings beautifully, I am not my hair.

The Power of the Face Workout

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

Facegym makes your face glow by literally working out the face. The best bit is you don't have to move a muscle with their wonderfully trained therapists doing the hard work for you!

Stop Asking Me How I Stay So Skinny

Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I've learned to accept my straight up straight down figure. Yes, I'd quite like to have bigger boobs, but only in the same way I'd like to have a mansion with a tennis court. My mum is skinny. My nan is really skinny. Inevitably, I'm always going to be a bit on the skinny side.

Multimasking: The Beauty Trend You Won't Believe You Didn't Think Of Sooner

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Style

Multimasking is one of those beauty trends that you won't believe you didn't figure out yourself sooner because it just makes so much sense. We al...

The Best Make-Up Artist Instagram Accounts To Follow

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Style

By the time you see the latest make-up trends in a magazine, they will have already been Instagrammed, tweeted and shared a dozen times. Why not get t...

Is Beauty Really a Privilege?

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Staying young and attractive certainly seems to be hugely important in today's society. It's difficult to imagine anyone bemoaning the fact that they're beautiful; being physically attractive is considered fortunate, and when beautiful people to complain about their beauty, it seems ungrateful almost.

Ten Tips for Gorgeous Skin This Winter

Amanda Elias | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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.

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

Amanda Elias | Posted 27.12.2014 | 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.

Green Tea Bags For Puffy Eyes, Eyeliner In The Freezer And More DIY Beauty Cheats

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every woman should have an arsenal of easy, cheap, DIY beauty cheats for those days when time is short and you're looking for a quick fix. In need ...

Do You Have a Bitchy, Resting Face?

Amanda Elias | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I lived in London in my 20's and quite often had comments such as "smile, it may never happen" or "cheer up love" and I didn't really understand, was I meant to walk around with a continuous smile on my face?

Surgical Selfies: A Tasteless Symbol of a Modern Era?

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

So pervasive is the selfie trend, that it seems that nothing is sacred - not even patients undergoing surgery. Recently, a photograph was posted and spread widely on social media, depicting a surgeon holding a large piece of skin he had removed from a patient's abdomen.

It's All About the Eyebrows

Amanda Elias | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Eyebrows are extremely important, if you haven't seen the pictures of celebrities without eyebrows circulating then you definitely want to google it, if not just to laugh but to also see how annoyingly beautiful Jessica Alba still looks!