With the Scottish Fashion Awards making the controversial move to London, it is more important than ever that we champion awards celebrating local Scottish creatives in Scotland.
Is it setting back the advancement of women to get cosmetic treatment, even if I'm quite sure I'm doing it only for myself? Is it giving in to media pressure? Can we all just agree that actually yes, my chin is, in fact, a bit of a shit hand to have been dealt?
Having older models in fashion and beauty spreads is important, to show that beauty is not to be found only amongst the very young, to give women the confidence to embrace their age without feeling compelled to set themselves the impossible goal of eternal youth.
Is it the inspiration of dapper gentlement in the likes of cult television shows such as Mad Men, James Bond in his speedos or tuxedo, or the gorgeous David Gandy? Is it that men are becoming more clued up on fashion, style and showing more of an interest in having a beauty regime? Men are becoming more vain than women and it's not just me thinking this.
It's the last day of the Power Phase and I have my second colonic, which is a walk in the park compared to the first time and leave feeling lighter and brighter. I have very little appetite, and struggle to drink some of my homemade juices (celery, I discover, has the consistency of baby vomit when juiced).
The glamorisation of the 'white face' because of western values inflicted upon Asian and Black cultures contribute to low self-esteem, mental illness and always wanting to be like the 'others'. How did being light or fair-skinned ever evolve to becoming the standard of beauty?
The words "anti-ageing" are either met by wide-eyed anticipation or absolute horror depending on who you talk to. There are so many treatments out there for both men and women that range from the simple to the more risky treatments of cosmetic surgery and testosterone therapy.
Not every single woman in the world is beautiful. This is actually ok. Being plain is not a tragedy. Being rubbish at pub quizzes is a problem. Being an actively nasty person is a problem. Having quite an average arrangement of facial features is not.
I'm less a 'my body is a temple', and more of a 'my body is a skip' kinda girl. I happily eat pretty much what I like, drink like a fish and enjoy the occasional ciggie, but once or twice a year I feel my body revolt and demand a detox.
When it comes to proper labelling on our beauty products, its not pretty out there. It seems cosmetics and lotions that are being labelled organic, natural or even more cheekily -'nature inspired', may not be as pure as they claim.
When your toiletries budget is small you can't go around experimenting with different brands. Dear, delicate skinned lovelies, I have put my dramatically over-reactive skin to the test and can now share with you the results of my endeavors.
Over exposure to the sun is the skin's number one enemy. Unless steps are taken to shield our skin from its glare, it quickly becomes wrinkly and slack. Not only do the sun's rays destroy the supporting collagen and elastin fibres of the skin, but they also encourage deep brown pigmentation marks known as 'age' or liver spots.
As you sit munching an overpriced sandwich in the office today, you're likely to be dreaming of that special summer holiday you have planned. Well, allow me to indulge you a little, while still keeping practical matters in mind.
Ever since the The Body Shop started the classroom craze for little potted lip balms, I've been hopelessly hooked. Thanks to those tiny, apothecary-style glass jars full of unctuous, sweet smelling goo - Morello Cherry for a cheery tint, Tutti Frutti for a moisturising glaze - I haven't been able to resist a lip balm.
After years of controversial rhetoric on the reasons women get their body hair removed, the conversation is now shifting for men, who are increasingly expressing a desire for cleaner and less time-consuming methods for body hair maintenance like their female counterparts.
You read a lot about 'can't live without products' in the beauty world, but honestly, there's nothing I couldn't do without. I might scare small children (and myself when going to the loo in the middle of the night) but my world wouldn't grind to a halt if I didn't have my make-up bag.