Sitting down to watch BBC3's Extreme Beauty Queens I think it's fair to say my initial reaction- stunned with wide open mouth for one hour- was probably a reflection of those held by the thousands of viewers that tuned in.
Beauty is power, but it is so superficial and is only skin deep. Who you are, how you treat others and what you have achieved, that is what we should remember on our graduation day.
Clinics must be held accountable for their records. Like John Ryan of MYA Clinics pointed out, if an organization as massive as the National Health Service are publishing increasing amounts of clinical data, so should the private sector.
Every minute of every day, our body breaks down, absorbs and distribute nutrients around the body; this is the way in which we survive. However this process, albeit natural, also causes some damage; Free Radical Damage and this is where antioxidants come in.
It's amazing what a confidence boost a fabulous, well-fitting set of underwear can be, so here's a selection of Valentine's inspired outfits, from naughty to nice, and a few accessories to inspire you to lingerie greatness.
Shhh... We have some top quality secrets you're going to love. From revealing how to get beautiful, firm skin to showing you how to love eating healthily, we've got all the tricks you need to become a healthier, happier version of you.
It's pitch dark, and we're driving through a tiny Irish village best known for its ancient Christian heritage and fishing - not for luxury spa hotels. And yet as our friendly chauffeur, Sean, turns past the beach, windswept and foreboding on a dark January night, we approach the Cliff House Hotel...
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.
We all envy that girl who can pull off the bare faced look; that natural beauty who steps out of the door with shiny, bright eyes and long, glossy locks. But you are that girl. You are that natural beauty and you can ditch your make-up and look great bare faced.
Exciting news just in from Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team in Brazil, where the State of São Paulo has just introduced Latin America's first ever ban on animal testing for cosmetics.
The reality is that American Apparel sticking pubic hair on its mannequins probably won't increase lingerie sales, but will it give them publicity? Get people talking? Of course it will, it already has, as this post proves. People want to talk about this, out of shock, out of amusement, whatever the reason, emotion is evoked.
I then uncovered the ugly truth about the beauty industry - animals are indeed still being tested on and going through extreme pain and cruelty - all for a new mascara or shampoo! What really angers me is that there's no need - we can undertake tests on reconstructed human skin, like EpiDerm, which is now widely available and produces better, more accurate results.
Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the human body? Maybe not but we all know that the food we eat impacts on our well being, our energy levels, our immune system and so on but not all of us give consideration that what we eat has a huge impact on our facial complexion.
Flip through the beauty pages of your favourite glossy and you might end up feeling worse than you did before you picked it up. With photoshopped celebs, circled cellulite and new 'wonder' products that cost a week's wages in every issue, surely it's time for a change?
Kim Kardashian has never been known for being modest. Before her pregnancy, the reality television star loved to flaunt her curves, not to mention that she began her career in a porn film (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Heading back to work is depressing enough for most, without the worry of your clothes pinching at your waist or your tired skin making you look washed-out- so what can you do? As editor of The Cosmetic Surgery Guide, I'm lucky enough to get an insight into all of the revolutionary treatments on the market. Let me share my top 3 youth-boosting tips.