The media likes us to think that the perfect body, both male and female, is what we want to hold forever, but I'd like to disagree. I'd like to watch time take its toll and hear the words "I love you" with the same sincerity that was spoken when I was once young and beautiful. There is something in this that means so much more than the superficial joy of having someone frozen in perfection.
The past few days have been hot and muggy and that makes all the pollution that's hanging overhead feel even worse. The problem is that just washing your face isn't really enough and unclogging your pores requires a deep cleanse. The good news is that there are a number of things you can easily do at home.
More and more, nail art is becoming super popular and on trend. I am seeing it on pretty nails and toes. Nail art can be really unique and even seasonal. Christmas themed nails are popular in December and now with the sun and the warmer weather, nail art is very feminine with lighter colours and sweet flowers put on toes for a perfect summer themed pedicure.
Now, we have a better understanding of the long term damage that the sun can cause. At the same time, self-tanners have improved and can now provide a real looking tan on the skin. To find out the top tips on how to use self tanners and get the best glow, I spoke with Alyson Hogg, Founder and CEO, Vita Liberata.
The competition isn't won on coronation night, or the preliminary. The competition is won in the months of preparation prior. It's won in the hours spent in the gym and in personal development and refinement. Perhaps the most important element of preparation is studying. Knowing what it takes to win and studying those that had won before is where half the battle is won.
We women face unnecessary scrutiny regarding our bodies. Those who weight-shame will often use the excuse that they are just concerned about our health; but rather, it stems from paternal, controlling judgement. We need to love the woman in the mirror, to embrace our individuality and celebrate our unique selves.