12 Jan 2017 - Karen Snyder is a North Londoner with an entrepreneurial streak. After her three children were born, she realised, as so many of us do, that childcare costs made going back to traditional employment challenging, so she launched My Hospital Bag, an ingenious service to provide pregnant women with the ultimate kit for labour and a short hospital stay.
02 Oct 2016 - Having beautiful skin isn’t always about lathering your skin in the most expensive lotions and potions, or drinking gallons of water each day, though the latter really does help! There are a few basic changes, you can easily adopt, to drastically improve the health and appearance of your skin. Embracing just a few simple habits can help to to
07 Sep 2016 - Everyone is back to school by now, and if you have a school run to fit into your routine, suddenly mornings have to happen a lot earlier, a lot faster and a lot more efficiently than they have for the last few weeks. Now it's all about making sure that everybody is clean and fed, with gym kits and water bottles, and preparing yourself to meet the outside world, when a week ago you had salty hair and nothing more pressing than choosing which bikini to wear today, and at a sensible time of the day, like 11am.
12 Aug 2016 - In this makeup tutorial, Gary Cockerill transforms Melanie’s daytime holiday look to a more dramatic evening-time style by adding to what she already has, rather than taking everything off and starting again.
12 Aug 2016 - Well, I think I’ve discovered the facial of the century and believe me – I am not the type to gush. I found it at the Waterhouse Young Clinic, 21 Devonshire St W1. They claim to be experts on skin and they are. It was the first time I have ever had a clinical facial and
14 Jul 2016 - It’s long been the cornerstone of Asian skincare, Caroline Hirons is evangelical about it, and it’s the quickest — and perhaps cheapest — route to well-behaved, glowy skin.
03 Jul 2016 - Gary Cockerill has been Melanie's makeup artist for several years, and has helped her to prepare for hundreds of events, but how does he manage with just five minutes to work his magic?
30 Jun 2016 - I have only recently, in the last four years, started to really take care of my hands and only in the last six months have started to use marigolds when washing up. Sexy! So, I'm a bit late to the party, but I suppose that reflects in my age. People say that the neck and hands can reveal your age and I think they’re on to something here. This is why I am so careful to take proper care of my hands nowadays!
30 Jun 2016 - Tis the season to tan and boy do I love it. I've always been a sun worshipper I am a Leo in every sense. Though, the older I get, the more I want to do it safely. I was part of the baby oil brigade in my early 20s. I know, it sounds so shocking now! I was going for the Marie Helvin shot by David Bailey look. Literally frying my skin like a pig on a spit for the sake of that deep tan. As I hit my 30s the baby oil was dropped in favour of more sensible oils like Hawian Tropic, which does have some protection. In my 40s, however, I am much more aware of the dangers of sun damage and always use high factors on my face, even in London.
30 Jun 2016 - Father's day turned into Mother's Day this year. The kids spent the entire day with their dad, which meant I was able to go and get some pampering. So off I went to the Dorchester spa to enjoy the Carol Joy Pure Collagen Youthful Lift treatment, which is one of the five they offer. I have been using Carol joy beauty products for a while now and because they’re packed with collagen boosting peptides they’re perfect for my 45-year-old skin.
28 Jun 2016 - I have the atypical brow story. As fashion dictated, I plucked mine to death in the early 90s and they've never been the same since. So now fuller eyebrows have made a comeback, it’s a shame that mine haven't followed suit. They just refuse to grow back as they were. To be clear, brows are big business. My first-ever test shots as a model were au natural in every way. Zero makeup and absolutely no preening of the eyebrows, which seems very similar to the Cara Delavingne type eyebrow of today (ps I want to cry when I see this pic) my eyebrows were lovely.
28 Jun 2016 - We all know how important a good skincare routine is, but with so many different products and brands to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re in search of that elusive clear, bright complexion, with a healthy glow (let’s face it, who isn’t?), then you might like to try
28 Jun 2016 - Facemarks are the ultimate indulgence in skin care and I like to use one at least once a week. I have been trying out a few different ones lately and I thought I would share my five favourites with you. ELEMIS -Papaya enzyme peel £32 Packed with natural fruit enzymes, exfoliating papaya and calming pineapple this mask smooths and clarifies your complexion. its a fruit salad for your face!
28 Jun 2016 - Red is a lip classic that hangs around from season to season, from blue toned hues to deeper darker tones, there’s a shade for everyone. To take your red lipstick to the next level for summer, add a layer of gloss and keep the rest of your make-up neutral with nude eyeshadows and a sweep of eyeliner.It’s finally summer which means it’s time for you to think about mixing up your beauty basics and that includes your lip colour. Here we have some trend led lip ideas for you to try out as the temperature soars this summer!