Technology is allowing a more diverse expression of beauty. Women (and men) are being encouraged to reject the traditional view of beauty, embrace individual beauty and find their own 'beauty tribe' online.
Crossing the rickety bridge to the private Isle of Eriska you get the feeling you may be about to infiltrate the land of Narnia. Perched on the west coast of Scotland in 350 acres of manicured gardens, woodland and rugged beaches, against a stunning rural landscape, Eriska lulls you into an immediate state of calm.
Inside, The Sukhothai is an elegant haven away from the crowds, crazy tuk-tuks and smoldering traffic jams that seem to clog the city from dusk till dawn. And outside, hidden in gardens behind the hotel courtyard, we discovered a glamorous way to beat the heat at the hotel's peaceful pool and spa pavilion.
Everything about this hotel says French Riviera - the chateau, the sophistication, the period furniture, the magnificent wines (there are over 12,000 bottles in the cellar), the 300 century old olive trees, and its location - nestled between the mountains and sea...
As a makeup brand owner aimed at women 35 plus, I know our beauty needs change as we age, and so should our makeup in terms of ingredients, textures and shades that work better for maturing women.
If you suffer from acne, dairy is one of the worst triggers out there and could easily be disrupting your own hormone balance and making your acne worse. So today, I wanted to talk about the best dairy free milk alternatives to help you clear your acne.
It is one of those things most of us females strive for: luscious, thick locks. Over the years, I have seen so many different hair tips, and I have tried and tested numerous techniques. Some worked, some didn't, and here I want to share with you the ones that I found the most useful!
Forecasters are predicting warmer weather this week, 'finally!' I hear you cry! After months of cold and wet weather we are all desperate to bask in the warm spring sun. And if you're a true Brit you'll be donning the shorts, flip flops and t-shirts before you can even say the word heatwave!
I am a dermatologist. I suffer with acne. I have often thought about writing about my experiences and then promptly talked myself out of it. And when I've tried to psychoanalyse why, it is because at times, I still feel resounding shame and embarrassment of my skin.
Natural, DIY beauty recipes are a great, cost effective way to nourish and pamper your skin but it's important to know what's really good for your skin and what needs to be avoided at all costs. Despite many ingredients being natural and 'non-toxic', they still have the potential to burn, blister, and even scar your skin if used incorrectly.
As we've kissed goodbye to the winter months - apart from the very random snow storms recently. We've stepped into all things spring. New life is appearing in all forms. We have beautiful blossom on the trees, bluebells, daffodils, green leaves and the appearance of brighter sunshine and longer days.
You can eat like saint, but if you're not doing the correct amount of exercise, you'll never achieve that healthy glow that no beauty product can mimic! Likewise, you can exercise like a pro, but without adequate nutrition you're never to go reach optimum health and beautiful skin.
I say beauty comes from within - you are beauty and beauty is you. You are a masterpiece - a work of art. There is only one you, made up of your genes and life experiences. And there will never be another.
Surprisingly to me, my boyfriend was super into my pared down look. "I like it when girls look like they've just had a really heavy night," he said. Slightly offended, I thought back to all the times men in the street had hit on me when I was mercilessly hungover.
Barely a week goes by without someone commenting on the fact I wear makeup when I run. I've done the London Marathon twice and, both times, people have seemed more impressed by the fact I'm wearing lipstick in my finishers' photo than the fact I've just run 26.2 miles.
As I got better I proceeded to try a variation of treatments- peels, microdermabrasion and seaweed were the cuisine of the day! Much to my annoyance I couldn't see improvement, even after purchasing all the 'luxury' creams. So I decided to scratch below the surface- literally.