Now if us men are going to reach for the grooming cabinet and use a bit of help whether it be a bit of fake tan or perhaps shaping of the eyebrows we need to make sure it's subtle. I'm sure we have all been guilty of dodgy fake tan lines or going overboard with the tweezers!
As someone who has otherwise had the same mid length brown hair since I was four, the fringe was my little bit of statement, the only proper 'hair style' decision I have made - ever. But most of the time I wondered, as Kate is no doubt find herself doing soon, how wise a decision a fringe actually was.
Located in the lesser-visited waters of the Noonu atoll in the north of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is one of the larger resorts in the Maldives. It's also one of the few that is actually Maldivian-owned and Maldivian-run.
Here's a selection of gorgeous beauty products which are killing the packaging game right now and which I know I would never be able to throw out without an intervention.
The routines and rituals of applying makeup are comforting, special and often the only time in a woman's day when she is concentrating solely on herself. This moment is sacred. Let us not forget that just like clothes, makeup is a form of self expression and creativity. The freedom to express ourselves through our appearance is liberating and should not be shamed or belittled.
Body image is huge for women; this in itself is not big news as we are now fully conversant with eating disorders, dieting, obesity, exercise and the media's obsession with what women look like. The media are calculated in their targeting of women and fuel comparison and jealousy - already huge factors in how we exist in society as a whole.
It seems strange that the fashion world has for so long held up an ideal, a homogenous vision of beauty and body image that doesn't necessarily allow for difference. While design has time and time again thrown the rule-book out the window, the runway hasn't.
If you don't want to go full va-va-voom you can always relax in a more casual number, and besides, when you get home you can simply sidle between the sheets when you head for slumber city, what's not there to love?
Holiday is booked, bikini is purchased, legs are shaved. Ok legs aren't shaved, but we're not going for a couple more weeks... We are heading back to the fabulous Gloria Resort in Turkey for some last minute sun and the holiday prep is well and truly underway! From hair protection to stylish sunnies, check out my break down of this years holiday essentials...
I don't have any desire to start wearing hemp trousers and rename myself after a star but feeling peace within yourself, by not wearing make-up is a wonderful thing. I love full on glamour, hair and make-up I won't lie, but it's quite liberating going out a few times a week with no make-up on.
Fit indicates effort. More precisely, it indicates effort and reward. This is a good thing to teach ourselves. It is different to the effort/reward cycle for thin as that often involves unhealthy habits and mainly consists of deprivation.
As the owner of an age-perfecting beauty brand, Studio 10, my desire to encourage older women to feel beautiful and believe that they can look great a...
I don't know if its just me but it seems like everywhere I turn at the moment pictures of 'perfect people' adorn sides of buses, my Instagram and magazines. Whatever the medium of delivery the thing being sold is perfection.
I love a signature style, and I'm a fierce admirer of women like Charlotte Rampling or Helen Mirren who adapt their make- up and hairstyles as they age and have looked sexy and cool over the decades. The fear of looking like mutton dressed as lamb is part of the reason many of us succumb to the cut...
There are now some products in my life that I just couldn't live without. They're all fabulous for achieving that healthy glow we all strive for both throughout the summer and into the bleaker winter months, when a radiant pick-me-up is key.
I got my hair chopped the other day. It didn't turn out quite as I had hoped... We say: "It's PERFECT!" We think: I hate it. But do we say it right there and then? Gosh, no...