• Beauty in Bacteria 19 May 17

    Beauty companies generally fall over themselves to bring a new spin to their skincare launches. They’ll try and persuade us that their brand new products, containing ingredients sourced from, say... Read More

  • Top Ten Tips Fitness Trends for 2017 5 May 17

    1. Tech that’s training you harder Fitness trackers and smartwatches mean we can now monitor almost any aspect of our workout, from calories burned, to metabolic rate, to distance travelled... Read More

  • Banking Time 5 May 17

    I’m in a sterile suite of rooms in an anonymous shed-like building in an industrial park in the middle of England. It’s not an underground bunker, but it may as well be for the lack of windows and... Read More

  • 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

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