Right now, brows are the thing. We all want beautiful brows, but we aren't always born with them and it can get a little more than tedious trying to change that. Whether your tinting every two weeks or drawing them on every morning, big and bold brows can take a lot of work to achieve. Well, I should say, they did.
So, I delved into the big scary world of google to do some research. My search uncovered so much content surrounding recent studies on microplastic. I suddenly became completely overwhelmed. It made me think, how are we (the general public) supposed to raise awareness or do our bit to help if we don't understand what it is?
Thanks largely to the modern day pressures of trying to live up to the latest snapchat filter in real life, semi-permanent make-up (known as SPMU) has become increasingly popular. But many people don't realise that while for many this is a fun beauty experience, there is actually a very serious, and rewarding, side to the treatment for SPMU technicians
However it wasn't until I went to India that same year that I saw how the beauty industry could make a real change in the lives of impoverished women, or those trying to escape prostitution or trafficking.
The term 'textured hair' needs to be inclusive because people very often have more than one type of curl pattern in their head of hair. 'Textured hair' is effectively an umbrella term, which can then be broken down into kinky, coily, curly and wavy.
When we see natural hair, it is still often seen as more of a statement and draws out a national debate. It is perhaps even seen as being rebellious or political and goes against the straight hair standard we are so conditioned to seeing.
Living in an "insta-world" we portray our lives on social media platforms through carefully curated filtered images. In doing so, we move away from understanding how to represent ourselves face to face in the real world.
Textured hair does include different types, so it is important that people can find the products and information most relevant to them, quickly and simply. By definition, all hair has some kind of texture. As a category, my definition of 'textured hair' is all types that have a curl pattern, which includes wavy, curly, coily and kinky.
As a nation we've done a great job of tackling recycling in recent years. But there is more we can do, and the bathroom is a great place to start. For example, it is estimated that 60% of glass is currently collected for recycling - which is great - but it would be even better if it was 100%!
Fortunately because I've spent so much time caring for my hair I now feel empowered to experiment, add flare and have fun with styling. So I went on a hunt for style inspiration
A woman making a decision for herself about how she wants to look shouldn't be revolutionary, but the reaction on Twitter proves we still have a long way to go before women are allowed the same freedoms as men when it comes to their appearance.
But with celebrities and beauty bloggers posting seemingly everything they eat, drink and wear - could this new insight into their lives actually be compromising the safety of consumers?
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: