So you'll probably all have noticed that I haven't been around for a while; or perhaps you hadn't noticed but now I come to mention it... but I'm going to indulge myself and pretend that you had all most definitely noticed my absence, even if you hadn't missed my ramblings.
Freelance beauty, fashion and lifestyle writer and owner of The Beauty Scoop
Claire is a freelance writer, and the blogger behind www.thebeautyscoop.co.uk. Originally set up as an outlet for her beauty obsession (and also to validate buying yet more make-up), the blog has since taken on a life of its own, and has been featured on other websites, including Grazia Daily. Loves gin, and cats.
If you're pro fox hunting, this is not an attack at you; our opinions may differ, but you are fully entitled to have, and hold onto your own. This post isn't about getting you to change your mind; it's just a call to those who may agree with me on the matter, who may want to do something proactive about the potential lift on the current fox hunting ban.
14/07/2015 12:00 BST
I used to be fat. Over 6 stone heavier, in fact. This was mostly due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, but then nobody cares WHY you're fat; they just see the large person stood in front of them and make their assumptions and judgements.
04/12/2013 12:20 GMT
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... the moment hostilities ended in World War 1, and what we now know to be Armistice day, Remembrance day, or Poppy day. Whatever you call it, it's a significant day that every one of us should acknowledge.
25/10/2013 14:34 BST
how you remove your body hair is a personal choice to each and every one of us, but one thing that remains the same, it's never, ever enjoyable. It is a chore, there's no getting away from this fact, AND there is always, always a down side to each hair removal technique.
22/10/2013 10:40 BST
WTF?! It's made from 100% Polyester - something I thought was easily washable?! If I'm paying £550 for for an item of clothing, surely a basic requirement is that it's able to be cleaned so it can be worn again?!
16/10/2013 09:49 BST
Christmas parties and nights out can often end up costing a fortune in pre-party preparations alone, with salon appointments for beauty treatments and other general pampering often taking up a large chunk of your budget.
29/11/2012 15:27 GMT
Breast cancer affects so many lives, with almost 50,000 people being diagnosed every year in the UK alone, which equates to 1 person every 10 minutes. Just over 12,000 of those people die from the disease.
25/10/2012 15:10 BST
I first became aware of kettlebells about seven years ago after seeing them on <em>The Biggest Loser UK</em>; I found them really intriguing, and was amazed by the weight loss results achieved on the show by using them. I knew then that I just had to buy one, and thus began my love of kettlebells.
09/10/2012 15:21 BST