When we consider the uses of charcoal, most of us tend to have one thing on our mind... barbecues! However, we should be giving charcoal more credit, as alongside fuelling our summer, it has many other useful qualities, including improving our skin.
Enter beauty bloggers. Young women everywhere started writing and vlogging about their beauty purchases, and consumers turned to them for unbiased and truthful reviews of products. Bloggers and vloggers have become huge influences in consumers' purchase decisions worldwide.
With the men's grooming market now hitting multi-billion dollar status and estimated to be worth a whopping £14.8bn in 2016 alone, a rise of approximately 5.8% compared to the previous 12-months, we've seen a huge rise in the number of brands trying to get in on the act.
As a Safety in Beauty campaigner, and former paediatric nurse, it is my professional responsibility to help clients select the right treatment for them in a safe environment. So here are some of my top tips to protect yourself if you decide you'd like a procedure:
"Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realises that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously". Randeep Hooda
Perched in a idyllic location on the banks of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of park and woodland, La Reserve feels a million miles away from the nearby city. Designed by Phillip Stark and French designer Jacques Garcia, the resort-style hotel evokes, as it's name suggests, an African game lodge. Leopard print carpets, rare butterfly displays...
I hate Summer. Or hot weather whatever time of year it arrives. It's just so exhausting for a winter person like me. I find myself absolutely convinced from Tuesday each week that it's actually already Thursday and, by the time I get home, most evenings I want nothing more than to Netflix and chill - literally, in front of a very big fan...
Arriving by a glamorous 20-minute seaplane ride from Pula, I was enamoured by the lush pine forests, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the island below. For a moment it felt as though I was flying over a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, alas this was in fact Croatia - my first visit, yet to land, I was already sold.
Plain old moisturiser won't cut it. You see, although moisturiser is a barrier cream which prevents moisture loss, it doesn't actually create moisture. In order to really hydrate you need to lock something more concentrated underneath said barrier first.
The most commonly exposed areas of skin are the face, neck and hands, and so these areas need the most care and protection. Pollution can not only enhance signs of ageing in all of these areas, but can also cause skin dehydration and dryness, potentially damaging skin cells.
The beautiful belly that rolls over your jeans is beautiful. The gorgeous scar tissue that has stretched in order for your perfect yet unperfect child to be alive. To be breathing. To be laughing. Is beautiful. The slightly droopy eye that you try to cover with eyeliner is beautiful.
The minute I stepped out of the airport in Bangladesh, I was slapped in the face with adverts proclaiming "Fair and Lovely". What makes it worse is that, that the models are not close to looking like the demographic of women in Bangladesh.
This has nothing to do with Marilyn Monroe or Kim Kardashian and everything to do with the fact it's almost impossible for us to celebrate all women at the same time. I could've picked any number of women that people continually use as standard of reference for how women should be. Sure, Marilyn Monroe was a beautiful lady, but her beauty does not detract - absolutely should not detract - from anyone else's, past or present. Stop pitting women against each other.
There are two forms of coconut oil available - refined and unrefined. Refined has no coconut odour or taste at all whereas unrefined smells and tastes strongly of coconut. Unrefined of course is the healthiest form having been minimally processed and having not had any of it's goodness removed.
Inspired by Mr. Beckham and other Hollywood A-Listers alike, who continue to gravitate towards the pure cosmetic force field that is make-up for men, it appears as though it won't be too long before a bronzer or foundation become staple products in every modern man's grooming regime.
Awash with architectural treasures, galleries and captivating backdrops, Barcelona is the epitome of European urbanity. Elegant Art Nouveau eateries, Basque-style tapas bars and Michelin-starred restaurants enchant narrow streets and shadowy lanes. Prestigious landmark Hotel Arts Barcelona provides a perfect base to soak up the exciting atmosphere of the city.