The art of the self manicure

I've always been a fan of painting my nails. From the peel-off polish of my childhood to today's 3D effect glitters, I reckon I have probably owned at least one bottle off the stuff at any time over the last 30 years. In fact, one of my few scars is from trying to open a... Continue Reading →

Green People Age Defy+

As I head towards the age of 40, I have noticed that my skin has started to change. Not with the addition of lots of lines and wrinkles yet, thankfully, but with a lack of firmness. It's like someone is slowly turning off the light that illuminated my skin. As smiles and well-applied make up... Continue Reading →

How to be glamorous in the summer

As the British summer surprises us with soaring temperatures for the first time in 10 years, being glamorous becomes that bit more tricky so I thought I'd share a few lighthearted tips to assist you. As WikiHow points out, "being glamorous is all about creating an attractive and exciting illusion that you lead an envied... Continue Reading →

Can ghd air rescue my hair?

I got my hairdryer as a Christmas present from my parents, some time around 1992. It was a professional style dryer and came with a diffuser (which was handy for my then-permed hair), and a nozzle for blow-drying straight. I have since broken the diffuser and lost the nozzle but the hairdryer is still going... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Facial skincare

You might not think that skincare is a suitable topic for a Feminism Friday post, but I do have a perfectly good reason for this. My skincare routine began in my teenage years when I looked for a light moisturiser that would stop my skin drying out from the anti-acne products I was using. Most... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: The beauty of age

On Monday I attended a panel discussion at the London College of Fashion on the Beauty of Age. The session was chaired by Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, and the panellists offered a variety of perspectives on the subject of women and ageing. Lesley Reynolds Kahn, co-founder of Harley Street Skin... Continue Reading →

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