We suffer through Blue Monday, woeful winds stronger than Channing Tatum doing squat thrusts with Geoff Capes and days greyer than Christian Grey lying on a grey bed in a grey room, crowing about all the shades of grey he can think of, like a depressed Dulux colour chart.
The latest trends in fashion lenses, including controversial "anime eye" lenses and even cosmetic eyeball tattoos, are to be approached with caution if you value the long term health of your vision.
I often hear people talking about the fact that wearing make-up means you have no self-confidence. I have to say, I disagree with that. It can of course be said that some use cosmetics to cover themselves up to a degree. I know, because I used to do it.
The passionate chefs, in the open kitchen (whom you will meet if you take a cooking class) are masters in - yep you guessed it... fusing flavours of Asia. Try rice paper noodle rolls, fresh seafood platters, grilled snapper and handmade noodles.
I know 1-2 per cent of the population in the UK is meant to be redheaded, but it feels like less than that in London. In any gathering of people - in a crowded shop, on a train station concourse - when I stop and look around, there is very rarely anyone else with such a noticeable hair colour.
An individual could be curved or straight all over, or could be a combination of both. The bottom line is that if we reflect our facial and bodylines in our clothing lines, we will look more congruent and comfortable.
The obsession society has with scrutinising young women in the public eye for their ability to be role models is nothing new, and is perpetuated even by women who consider themselves feminists. Wanting women to be empowered and free is surely at direct odds with wanting them to conform to a host of standards that make them 'appropriate' for the consumption of others...
Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The combination of freezing temperatures and central heating can leave you with dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin if you let go. With that in mind, here are a couple of simple to follow tips to get your skin looking healthy this season.
Feel in need of some pampering? Here are 10 of the world's most dreamy locations for a spa treatment.
I'd like to see women wear their fur like a medal of honour, a dark and tangled mess that symbolises the years she's had and the experiences she got out of them. Womanhood is glorious, it's natural, and it's very hairy.
Researchers based at the University of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Technology have just published a study which examines what they describe as a 'subtle form of sex discrimination', occurring when attractive women are discriminated against in job interviews, because they are pretty.
Cellulite: that nasty bastard that destroys confidence and leaves you feeling unattractive. It isn't selective in who can get it. Anyone can suffer from cellulite. Male or Female. Young or Old. Big or small. Even your genes can have an impact. For me, the appearance of my cellulite actually got worse as I lost weight, off-putting huh?
I've tried many facials in the past and it's been pretty much the same procedure as it would be for a female clientele. The main difference with some male grooming spa menus is that they swap the natural aromatherapy products for musky scented creams and potions. I guess this swap is supposed to make us feel more masculine - in reality it can be somewhat overbearing.
I'll start with a disclaimer: I love makeup. I love it, but I can't justify buying a product that isn't essential to my life, that has been developed by companies responsible for the suffering and death of animals, regardless of how good the discount is or whether Kate Moss appears in the advert.
As part of my studies, I was keen to explore my ideal make-up colours with Clarins' House of Fraser make-up artist, Salema Uddin. And as we undertook a colour analysis prior to the make-up consultation,
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.