• Sun Drenched 2 Aug 19

    The British have an amusing love-hate relationship with the sun. We long for it for most of the year, but when it shines in full strength, as it does (sporadically) in the summer months, we’re... Read More

  • Mozzie Mayhem 2 Aug 19

    DEET (an acronym for a group of chemicals with extremely long unintelligible names) is a repellent that works by interfering with a mosquito’s receptors. It’s enormously effective, and the key... Read More

  • Walking on Eggshells 19 Jul 19

    When I was in my early 20s I suddenly developed an allergy to shellfish. I’ll spare you the gory details of my symptoms, but I ended up in hospital on a drip several times before I identified the... Read More

  • Dial Down Your Daily Routine 21 Jun 19

    Care about your hair with keratin… If you have the kind of hair that frizzes at the merest hint of any moisture or humidity, then you’ll know that the summer heat isn’t necessarily kind to... Read More

  • An Eye-Opening Experience 21 Jun 19

    I’ll admit to being just a little vain about my eyelashes. The hair on my head is longish and naturally thick, which sounds great in principle, but in reality means it’s mostly an untameable mess... Read More

  • Wild about Weeds 7 Jun 19

    At this time of year, the natural landscape is at its most glorious and abundant. The dull muddy field, where you walk your dog every morning, has turned into a stunning carpet of daisies and... Read More

  • Prep Like a Pro 19 Apr 19

    Take your time: This one’s a biggie. We shouldn’t feel guilty or too self-indulgent to set aside time to get our look just right. A makeup artist (MUA) generally takes around an hour to apply... Read More

  • Getting Education Down to a Fine Art 19 Apr 19

    Art has traditionally been considered by many to be a creative subject that lacks the academic rigour of other subjects such as maths and science. But art in schools today has evolved far beyond... Read More

  • The Joy of Sleep 5 Apr 19

    1. Take note of timings: Keep to a sleep routine, if possible setting your alarm to wake you up at the same time each day, regardless of the time you finally fall asleep. It is also a good idea to... Read More

  • Maximise Your Mojo 22 Mar 19

    Get a workout buddy: We all make assumptions about the type of exercise we like but if your best friend swears by a gentle yoga session, while you believe it’s not exercise unless your... Read More

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