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Star treatment: your affordable guide to celebrity beauty

They grace the covers of your favourite magazines and steal the spotlight on the red carpet. How can someone ever have such flawless beauty? Although killer genetics definitely have a role, these celebrities have admitted to getting a little nip and tuck here and there. But don’t worry! Nowadays, you don’t need the salary of an Oscar-winning actor to treat yourself to some beauty tweaks. Here are the most p ...

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Eat your way to younger looking skin

Everyone wants a smoother, more youthful complexion, but research now shows that as well as using an effective skincare regime - eating certain foods can really make a difference to the condition of a person's skin. Whether it's boosting the skin's own collagen, protecting the skin from ageing UV rays or speeding cell turnover to reveal healthy skin, the vitamins and minerals that fruits and vegetables cont ...

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Semi permanent make-up and Alopecia

"Wow. I should have done this a long time ago!" This is a common reaction from The Dermatography Clinic's clients. Expert semi permanent make-up artist Rene’e Cleovoulou used to be in the bridal industry, and has seen more tears of joy in the moment her clients see their new eyebrows, than in the moment a bride has found her perfect dress. This feeling is even so much more intense for those clients sufferin ...

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How to choose the perfect diamond engagement ring

Lorna Burnhouse, jewellery buyer for Beaverbrooks, provides her top tips for selecting your engagement ring. Diamonds were formed millions of years ago in conditions that will never be seen on the Earth again. That’s why they are the perfect stone to mark one of life’s most momentous occasions – your engagement. With so many shapes and styles of diamonds to choose from, finding the one that feels just right ...

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How To avoid thinning hair

Mark Leeson, 2014 Hairdresser of the year, shares his expert tips on thinning hair: 1 - Going for a fringe can transform your look. A full, heavy fringe is bang on trend and can do wonders to hide forehead wrinkles and has a girly, youthful appeal.  Wispy fringes on the other hand can be very ageing and can bring the attention to the wrinkles more. So if your hair is very fine, I would opt for a side-swept ...

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Get the skin you want without going under the knife

For many of us, there are plenty of things we’d wish to change about our appearance but are too worried about going under the knife.  However, with the help of the latest non-surgical procedures it is now possible to transform your skin and body with minimal downtime and without the obvious tell-tale signs of enhancement.   Facial veins: Facial thread veins or broken red veins are small unsightly super ...

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The Perfume Shop – One stop shop for gift ideas

The great thing about The Perfume Shop is its huge selection of fragrances to suit everyone’s budget.  In this season of giving, choosing the right gift is made easier, with their helpful online and in-store guide.  All fragrances fall into family groups e.g. Floral, Woody, Spicy and Fresh etc. People tend to stay with a certain smell family, either because it recreates happy memories, or simply because it ...

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Top 5 tips on how to walk in your Christmas party heels

On the 12th day of Christmas your true love gave to you… a gorgeous pair of new Jimmy Choos. But then the panic sets in, and a social anxiety fills you with the image of your grand entrance to the staff christmas party ending in you and your four inches in a dishevelled heap on the floor. That is not the ideal glamourous wrap to your year that you had wished for. To save some embarrassment and hopefully som ...

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Why footwear is the perfect Christmas gift

Buy your loved one some quality shoes or boots this Christmas and you're presenting them with a gift that will keep on giving for months and years to come! If you make your selection from a brand that's well respected for manufacturing footwear that is well-fitting and comfortable as well as stylish to boot, then you'll be adding to that the hours of yuletide joy that happy feet can bring. It's a stress-fre ...

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