• Hey Mr DJ Put A Record On… 20 Apr 17

    Hospital radio has always been a rather cool way to break into a media career. Phillip Schofield, aged just 15, used to make a weekly train trip from his home in Newquay all the way to Plymouth... Read More

  • Glossing Over It 7 Apr 17

    When I was a small girl, my mother had something of an obsession with the half moon shapes on my fingernails. She was forever pressing and pushing at them (gently, of course) to make them more... Read More

  • Motoring On… with Confidence, Power and Grace 7 Apr 17

    The woman who opens the door to me and ushers me through to the living room of her Loudwater home is elegant and beautifully spoken. It’s only when she offers to make tea that I notice her lilting... Read More

  • Scent and Sensibility 10 Mar 17

    A particular brand of baby shampoo, freshly popped champagne, the perfume I wore to get married – these are all smells that have the power to mentally transport me to a particular time and place... Read More

  • Feminine or Feminist? 24 Feb 17

    I found the process of research for our recent feature about the history of makeup (Political to Pretty; issue 612) utterly compelling. As a beauty writer, I’m amused by the idea that Victorian... Read More

  • Political to Pretty 27 Jan 17

    What is it about cosmetics that are so compelling? Personally, I love the potential. I love the fact that I can wake up, look at my bleary face and know there’s something I can do about it: some... Read More

  • Are you Multi-masking? 13 Jan 17

    Not to be confused with multi-tasking – although that’s a handy skill too, as the woman in the picture above can attest – multi-masking is the latest beauty trend taking social media by storm... Read More

  • Health Resolutions 30 Dec 16

    1. ESSENTIAL OILS WILL MAKE A BIG COMEBACK Shona Wilkinson, nutritionist at superfooduk.com, says, “Essential Oils have been around for many, many years but have been forgotten about a bit. Their... Read More

  • Make This The Year You Overcome Your Sensitive Side 30 Dec 16

    Whether you want to wear makeup only occasionally – for a wedding, special night out or job interview – or you’re a regular user, if you have a sensitive skin or a diagnosed skin condition... Read More

  • 10 Hacks To Help Hang Up Your Hangover 9 Dec 16

    Firstly, what is a hangover? Most of us have found ourselves, at one time or another, suffering the effects of overindulgence. It’s all a bit of a pain in the… well… head, as Shona Wilkinson... Read More

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