A little oasis in your desert...

It’s important to keep your mind and body hydrated all year round. Check out my tips to make it easier:

  • Water - yep - I know I said last time, but really this cannot be said enough! Please make sure you drink enough - in the heat, you should be drinking at least 3 litres per day. I know it's a tall order, but your brain and your body will thank you. 

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Take care of your body and mind

Of course, it's important to look after yourself all year round. But, in the Summer, we often forget things like moisturising, because we are not so conscious of the drying effects, usually associated with wind and central heating.

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Be gone damned hair...

Obviously, there are lots of things you can do at home to remove unwanted hair. Choices should be based on the area of the body and personal preference.

  • Shaving - still the most popular method, and the fastest. Invest in a razor designed for women, as they tend to have a much more mobile head, for the curves of our body.

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Nails get a makeover for Spring and Summer

So what's on trend for Spring/Summer 2018 in the world of nails? 

  • Length - as usual there is an element of anything goes - short but nicely shaped is still a classic and works, but I do see a lot of longer nails now - both the always on trend oval, and the more "Fifty Shades" pointed stiletto nails. Those are not for the faint hearted, or for mums with small children! 

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The eyes have it...

Last time we talked about eyes, we talked about eye care. This time, we are going to focus more on eyebrows. So, what can you do to improve these unappreciated, but very important, facial features? 

  • Shaping - if you are going to tackle shaping yourself, don't get carried away. As you can see from the image above, your eyebrows should start where the vertical line is - an imaginary line from the edge of your nose upwards.
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Let's face it

We have talked about looking after your facial skin before, and all those tips remain valid - wearing sunglasses, SPF protection, and regularly moisturising etc. So, what else can you do? 

  • Mobile phone - if you talk on your phone a lot, make sure you keep it clean with anti-bacterial wipes. Germs from your fingers, and make up build up, can cause breakouts on your skin. 
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Let's hold hands!

This month, I'm going to look at the latest nail fashions and how to adopt them:

For what's on trend, usually the beauty editors take a look at what the catwalk models are wearing during the popular fashion weeks. So, what did they see for Winter 2017/18?

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New Year, New You

This month, I'm going to share some tips for looking after your make up brushes and make up bag:

  • Make up bag - when was the last time you emptied this out? Go on, tip everything out and throw anything with a missing lid etc
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Give yourself a Winter tune up

You have probably received an email from your garage recently, reminding you that now is the ideal time to have a Winter check up on your car. But, do you know what? You need that just as much, so read on, to find out more... 

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Relax - don't do it

I know just how hard it is to relax at home. I think females are just pre-programmed to be busy, and can always see what still needs to be done. Please tell me I'm not the only one with a never ending to do list!

But you do need to relax, so, here are some tips I hope you'll find helpful:

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Age is not how old you are

Firstly, what do we mean by mature skin? If you speak to most of the skincare companies and cosmetic houses, they will tell you 35-40. Yes, I know that seems way too young to me too, but you can't start too early when it comes to looking after your skin.

So, here are my top tips for looking after your skin...

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The window to your soul

Eyes really do need tender loving care. The eye itself is very delicate, but so is the skin surrounding it. It is very thin, so only needs the lightest touch - no dragging.

Here are my top tips for looking after your peepers:

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I want to hold your hand...

Our hands are so easily forgotten, and yet they are integral part of who we are. We often move them around to help us communicate, to show affection, to dance... the list goes on.

So, what should you be doing to look after your hands?

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Become a bronzed babe

Self tanning has come a long way in recent years. The cliched orange streaky tan with the giveaway smell is no longer necessary. But getting it right can still be a bit of a challenge.

Here are my top tips...

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