So many women either buy, or are advised to buy by a shop assistant, the wrong colour foundations for their skin. Obviously our skin changes colour throughout the year, especially in the summer, when we’re all catching the sun and have a bit of a tan.
How to rock the latest eye-shadow colour trend, without looking like you may have done it (I did) in the 70s! I love a little touch of colour sometimes and with this amazing weather it feels totally appropriate!
On Sunday we drove out of London for the day and headed to Aylesford in Kent for a pub lunch and a paddle in the stream next to the pub. On the way we were delighted by the sight of a sea of purple and a smell so distinctive that it had to be lavender; we could’ve been in Provence, especially as it was the most glorious day.
Writer Raffaella Barker feels that reading - and indeed writing - novels is an art we should all develop more. “Reading and creative writing is the best way to learn to empathise with people” she explains “and it’s the best way to learn about people’s characters and motivation”.
Success Coach and author Sharron Lowe believes she’s ‘blessed’, and her purpose in life is to help others to change theirs. Through sheer determination and grit Sharron has worked her way up to the top of her game and now gives motivational speeches to companies and global audiences. Four years ago, due to her popular demand, she decided to write a book to accompany her lectures, entitled The Mind Makeover –The Answers to Becoming The Best You Yet.
Colour can affect us in many ways. Sadly, I had to attend a funeral at the weekend - but instead of wearing black, we all wore bright colours. Not only did we look and feel as vibrant as we could, we made it a celebration of a life - and I’m sure this helped us all in some small way.
Kat Vitou thinks beautifully about her body and she’s spreading that thought to anyone who’ll listen. As a nutritional specialist, she’s advising clients, including Abbey Clancy and Louise Rednapp, to become the healthiest version of themselves.
Kelly Cooper Barr has an enviable life; she’s travelled the world, worked and played with the rich and famous and has a wardrobe to die for. However - and a theme clearly emerging with all our Beautiful Women - is that to Kelly, family and friends are what really matters.
I love a pop of colour somewhere and as I use only natural make-up and mostly browns and neutral shades, a touch of colour from my nail varnish always does the trick, especially as it’s sandal weather!
This week, we talk to a truly inspirational Beautiful Woman, Tracey Woodward. Frankly, her life deserves a whole book rather than a short blog, but we’re thrilled to catch up with her during her busy schedule. This amazing lady went from being unable to read and write until she was 14 to Chief Executive of the luxury brand Aromatherapy Associates.
When it comes to natural beauty Laura Milliken is certainly the model who’s taken it to another level. “I don’t actually own a lipstick or any other kind of make-up” she tells us. “When I was modelling, make-up artists found that the made-up look just didn’t suit me”.
What Vidal Sassoon is to hair, Manolo Blahnik to shoes and Coco Chanel to Haute Couture, Shavata Singh is to eyebrows. Our Beautiful Women’s section was created to inspire women by interviewing other inspirational women, and Shavata in unquestionably an inspiration!
Once in a while a book comes along that can change your life and we think we’ve found that very book - Mad Diet. Don’t be fooled by the title, its author Suzanne Lockhart isn’t another health guru peddling yet another new diet.
What an amazing week we’ve had with the sunshine finally coming out. I spent the most amazing few days in Whitstable in Kent in my Caravan with my family. My husband and my children were swimming in the sea, believe it or not !!!!
I first met Michelle about 20 years ago, when I was working in London. Back then, there were many nights filled with laughter, fun and frolics! Michelle was the impossibly glamorous girl, who never failed to make an entrance with her gorgeous looks.
For the past 16 years, my little doses of retail therapy have nearly always involved a wonderful independent boutique in Suffolk. Whether you want that unique designer dress for a special occasion or something at a high street price but a little bit more exclusive, ANNA is the gift that keeps on giving.
Flower waters are not only refreshing, toning and mild, they’re also perfect for those with very sensitive skin. They’re not over fragranced and are the by-product from the distillation of essential oils - making them eco-friendly too.
We think there is something so reassuring, when an extremely well respected beauty expert launches a beauty product. So when award -winning writer Kate Shapland, launched her company Legology we were very excited.
We all know of the dangers to the environment regarding plastic waste, we see it everywhere. Thankfully, this is beginning to filter through to the beauty industry now and we are seeing more and more products in ethical packaging.
Model Mickey Monroe isn’t interested in hearing that women over 50 are on the shelf, and that they belong in some “grey-haired world”. In fact, she isn’t interested in anti-aging either, because she believes in an ageless life and is certainly living proof.
When I turned 40, I remember thinking “OK this is fine!” - and celebrated with a wonderful party and danced the night away. But as I neared my 41st birthday, it suddenly hit me that this ageing thing doesn’t stop! The next milestone was 50 and that’s old. I mean, as a teenager, I thought my parents were ancient in their fifties!
Talking to Meg Mathews, she’s clearly a woman on a mission - and definitely someone to watch very closely! In fact we’d go as far as to say, she’s about to make the history books as a pioneer for all women.
I’ve always loved a Multi-Purpose product. For myself as a working mum, like lots of us, we don’t have the time, and as a make-up artist, I love how multi-purpose products can add the same colour and tone to the skin. These products also offer us two products for the price of one, or just a little more than one!
Who doesn’t love indulging in a facial? Over the years we have both had many, but whilst chatting about them recently, Kim and I found one facial in particular had left us both falling in love with the products used, Natural Spa Factory.
As soon as you engage in conversation with acclaimed writer Ateh Jewel, you’re struck by her infectious, vibrant energy. And she puts this energy to good use; it’s incredible how many different talents she can turn her hand to.