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Has Instagram changed our perception of health and beauty?

Gone are the days where social media was simply a way to catch up with friends or see what they were up to a Friday night. Numerous social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, have now transcended this simple connection to friends and family and become an entirely separate virtual reality - one that is becoming as important to many people as their actual "offline" lives. Social media has clearly had a major impact on our personal lives and…

My Current Top 5 Moisturisers

So, I’m a little obsessed with skincare. Have I mentioned this? Although, I’m undoubtedly a bit (a lot) more gung-ho about moisturising than your average person, I think we all like knowing that we're doing what we can to look after our skin. Below, I have outlined my current top 5 favourite moisturisers – each of which serves a slightly different role in my skincare routine. Old Faithful - Olay Complete Care Day Fluid Moisturiser SPF 15 (£5.99 | $8.99) I have been using Olay Complete Care…

Top 5 Micellar Waters

Photo property of Garnier USA - garnierusa.com Micellar waters are the best thing that has happened to my skincare regime, ever. These clever, posh, French waters have saved hours of my time. That’s the kind of beauty product I like. Forget the mantra of cleanse and tone, throw away your eye make-up remover, and don't bother washing endless flannels - just grab your cotton wool. It seems every beauty brand has their own version, the choice is endless. To save…

If I Could Only Choose One: Shampoo Edition (Fran)

Following on from Laura's choice, I debated this one for a while (it's a difficult decision, right?!). I'll be honest with you, my shampoo choice usually involves walking into Boots/Superdrug/Tesco and seeing which one is half price. This is how many shameful, but honest, consultations with hairdressers begin and then end with them looking at me like some kind of hair pauper that should be pitied. Don't get me wrong, I see the value of buying good beauty products. But…

Mini Brand Haul: Kiko Milano

I’ll just put this out there before I start off: 1. I am a makeup junkie. 2. I am senselessly persuaded to buy makeup with nice packaging. Ok. That being said, one can understand how the art deco styling of Kiko's "Rebel Romantic" range sent my mind spinning into sheer elation as soon as I entered the store! This was my first actual visit to Kiko, although I had perused their website a few times. I first heard of this affordable…

If I Could Only Choose One: Shampoo Edition (Laura)

I’m no hair stylist, but I’ve certainly purchased my share of shampoo over the years. And although choosing the right shampoo may seem very much like a ‘first world problem,’ finding the right product can make your morning shower just that much better. Let’s be honest, we all deserve a treat…especially on a grey Monday morning! When faced with the daunting task of choosing my favourite shampoo (I joke), I found it to be a no-brainer. My choice is Pureology…