I've tried many facials in the past and it's been pretty much the same procedure as it would be for a female clientele. The main difference with some male grooming spa menus is that they swap the natural aromatherapy products for musky scented creams and potions. I guess this swap is supposed to make us feel more masculine - in reality it can be somewhat overbearing.
I'll start with a disclaimer: I love makeup. I love it, but I can't justify buying a product that isn't essential to my life, that has been developed by companies responsible for the suffering and death of animals, regardless of how good the discount is or whether Kate Moss appears in the advert.
When my hair has the texture of crunch n' munch and is full of static I know winter is here. The colder months bring a new set of challenges for anyone's beauty routine. The drop in temperatures bring dry scalps and too much shampooing can strip away moisture. Fortunately, I spoke with Fabian Lliguin, founder of Rahua and he shared with me some of his top tips for caring for winter hair.
I continue to carry those words with me: "fat", "ugly", "lazy", "worthless". My one positive attribute was my smarts, and I owned being smart. I shaped myself into the female equivalent of Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club: a dorky loner who was thrilled when she got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses.
You snooze, you win...with these ten dream-inducing gifts for the sleep lovers in your life! From friends who swear by their daily 8 hrs to family members who love spending weekends sleeping, we've got just the gifts for every category of 'sleepyhead' in your life.
About five years ago, I was going through a really challenging life transition. I couldn't sleep and was experiencing a good amount of anxiety. I did not want to try medications or sleep aids, so I opted for essential oils to calm my nerves and bring my life back into balance. Since this period in my life, I have been curious about the benefits of scents.
Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, cardio and diet. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way to burn fat and build lean muscle.
The world has a habit of judging people on their looks. I wish it were different, but it's not. You'll quickly learn that everyone has an opinion on what's pretty and it's virtually unavoidable to not feel the weight of those expectations.
Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.
These "tricks" are really not tricks at all. My grandmother and her neighbors all gathered beauty supplies from their local farmers market long before it was trendy to do so.
Eye-catching personalization is not new to the world of nail art. Nail art is rocking celebrity style and many women have been wearing intricately hand-drawn designs on nails for years. What is new is the ability to take a digital image and convert it into trendy nail art.
As part of my studies, I was keen to explore my ideal make-up colours with Clarins' House of Fraser make-up artist, Salema Uddin. And as we undertook a colour analysis prior to the make-up consultation,
Finding the right something isn't about spending as much money as you can reasonably afford -- it's about picking what's most likely to resonate with her, her interests and her style.
The weather in the UK seems to go from one extreme to the other. From cold and frost bitten to baking hot and melting, the temperature rarely seems to strike the right balance. This is why having a good skincare routine is so important; take a second to think about what those harsh winds or strong sun rays are doing to your face.
Times have changed and I think that's a good thing, particularly for our kids. I'm inclined to let my kids chose the hair they want, with a few exceptions. I think that letting them decide about their own hair is better for them, which is truly the point.
Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...