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Feature Shine and Sparkle

Whether you crave a contemporary look or prefer a more chic and sophisticated style, make sure this year’s looks are the best yet with a little hair inspiration. For some Christmas hair tips we asked Senior Creative Director Gareth Vance at the Sassoon Salon in Leeds for some festive inspiration for your tresses this Christmas. Just remember to pack your mistletoe…

Romantic twisted styles
A fishtail looks intricate but actually it’s very simple. “Prep is key, use a sea salt spray through your roots to ends, and then roughly blow dry, twisting the hair while drying to give…


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Feature Face Facts – The best complexions are built on good foundations

Liz Coggins gives some tips on what foundation to use and how to apply it.

From the ‘crocodile past’ of antiquity which was a preparation for unifying the complexion based on reptile droppings to the thick ‘cake makeup’ of the Forties and the modern technological make up of today – women’s faces have seen it all.

 

Today the best makeup is built on solid foundations. If you give yourself a good base coat then the rest should be easy.

 

The best foundations are the ones you don’t see. They form the base of the rest of your makeup and they will keep you looking your best from dawn to dusk.

 

With so…

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Feature Liz Coggins travels to the cultural heart of Germany

If you love the arts and music then Weimar in the cultural heart of Germany should definitely be on your holiday agenda.

Firmly established on the central German cultural map for hundreds of years, Weimar in the state of Thüringen is home to 16 UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily accessible from the UK with twice weekly flights by Germania airlines to nearby Erfurt.

 

I took the flight from Gatwick travelling down to London on East Coast Trains very speedy and comfortable route then with a friend by car to my airport hotel.

 

I chose from the Holiday Extras airport hotel and was so glad I did staying at the Courtyard by Marriott. It’s so near the terminal you…

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Feature HOLIDAY HAIRLINES

Sun proof your locks and make a gorgeous getaway!

 

They are finally here those few precious months in the middle of the year that we all love. Gareth Vance, Senior Creative Director at Sassoon Salon, Leeds gives you the ultimate prepping hair guide for a gorgeous getaway and inside tips to how you can achieve healthy, hydrated Summer tresses.

 

GET A HEAD START

Booking in for a haircut should be part of your pre-holiday prep. Get the cut right and you can scrunch and go all holiday. “A cut just before you go on holiday, will ensure that any dry or split ends which are especially prone…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature AVOID MAKEUP MELTDOWN

LIZ COGGINS HAS SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER

Temperatures can start to soar at weddings, garden parties, barbecues and other summer functions, which means the going can get hot for makeup.

 

When its hot perspiration and oil production (sebum) increase, so we need to reduce the amount of grease we put on our faces.

 

Start by allowing yourself plenty of time to shower, cool down and apply your makeup.

 

After showering pamper those tootsies with a cooling refreshing foot spray and dust them with a foot powder. If your feet and legs are prone to swelling soothe them with a refreshing leg gel or energising…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Beige in all Circumstances

The new Les Beiges collection from Chanel, is perfection in a palette.

Faithful to the heritage of Gabrielle Chanel, the new Les Beiges collection from Chanel, is perfection in a palette. Just by swirling the brush over the three powders it enhances the complexion, creates the illusion of a healthy glow, illuminates the skin tone and embellishes the cheeks. Healthy Glow Sheer Powder is available in two shade variations and teamed with Les Beiges All In One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF15, a magic liquid that melts into the skin and illuminates the face, its perfection for special occasions and a boon for brides.

If like me, you’ve been a fan of that…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Bridal Beauty

Liz shares some professional beauty tips on how to look radiant on your big day

Getting married is stressful enough without having to worry about your makeup. Follow our fabulous guide on how to achieve the perfect look.

Too much, too little, too light, too dark or just too over the top – wedding day makeup can be a fraught affair. You need to start thinking about your makeup and skincare as soon as you set the date. Skin imperfections won’t vanish overnight, although many brides think by applying copious amounts of products the week before the wedding they will. Finding the right blend of colour and perfecting its application needs time, patience and a lot…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Try This The Good Hour

Liz Coggins discovers the perfect deep tissue, full body massage with its own unique muscle release technique at Leeds’s Lush Spa

If you are physically active, this is the massage that will get you through. Or if you are the person that finds yourself rushing around, constantly building up tension then The Good Hour is what you need for a reprieve.

Feeling absolutely full of aches and pains I descended into the depths of The Lush Spa to experience the Good Hour and did I need it.

The Good Hour is a full body, deep tissue massage to work out muscular tension and get to the root of the problems that cause persistent pain in the body. The first part of…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Opulent Indulgence

Liz Coggins escapes to the ultimate country house hotel

My mode of transport seemed totally inappropriate as I drove through the golden gates of Wynyard Hall. I really felt I should have been in an open top vintage Sunbeam sports car or a chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

There was something ethereal as I journeyed down the long, winding lanes of the 150 acres of parkland that makeup the estate – perhaps it was the mist rising amidst the trees and over the lake – or just that I’d seen too many episodes of Downton Abbey and recently re-read Brideshead Revisited.

Eventually the 19th century hall was within my…

Read more... | See all articles in Travel

Try This Step into Spring

Although its still chilly out there there’s lots of new beauty products out there to give us a taste of the Spring weather that’s just around the corner. Or if you are stuck for ideas for Mothers Day or a nice little calorie free Easter gift then read on…

Pucker Up
From Clarins comes the first age defying lipstick. It’s got intense long lasting colour and protects lips against dehydration and boosts collagen. Containing Vitamin E, which protects against free radicals, it contains 100% plant waxes. In fifteen shades of age defying, luminous colours with a scent of blackberry…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty


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Feature Shine and Sparkle

Whether you crave a contemporary look or prefer a more chic and sophisticated style, make sure this year’s looks are the best yet with a little hair inspiration. For some Christmas hair tips we asked Senior Creative Director Gareth Vance at the Sassoon Salon in Leeds for some festive inspiration for your tresses this Christmas. Just remember to pack your mistletoe…

Romantic twisted styles
A fishtail looks intricate but actually it’s very simple. “Prep is key, use a sea salt spray through your roots to ends, and then roughly blow dry, twisting the hair while drying to give…


Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Face Facts – The best complexions are built on good foundations

Liz Coggins gives some tips on what foundation to use and how to apply it.

From the ‘crocodile past’ of antiquity which was a preparation for unifying the complexion based on reptile droppings to the thick ‘cake makeup’ of the Forties and the modern technological make up of today – women’s faces have seen it all.

 

Today the best makeup is built on solid foundations. If you give yourself a good base coat then the rest should be easy.

 

The best foundations are the ones you don’t see. They form the base of the rest of your makeup and they will keep you looking your best from dawn to dusk.

 

With so…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Liz Coggins travels to the cultural heart of Germany

If you love the arts and music then Weimar in the cultural heart of Germany should definitely be on your holiday agenda.

Firmly established on the central German cultural map for hundreds of years, Weimar in the state of Thüringen is home to 16 UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily accessible from the UK with twice weekly flights by Germania airlines to nearby Erfurt.

 

I took the flight from Gatwick travelling down to London on East Coast Trains very speedy and comfortable route then with a friend by car to my airport hotel.

 

I chose from the Holiday Extras airport hotel and was so glad I did staying at the Courtyard by Marriott. It’s so near the terminal you…

Read more... | See all articles in Travel

Feature HOLIDAY HAIRLINES

Sun proof your locks and make a gorgeous getaway!

 

They are finally here those few precious months in the middle of the year that we all love. Gareth Vance, Senior Creative Director at Sassoon Salon, Leeds gives you the ultimate prepping hair guide for a gorgeous getaway and inside tips to how you can achieve healthy, hydrated Summer tresses.

 

GET A HEAD START

Booking in for a haircut should be part of your pre-holiday prep. Get the cut right and you can scrunch and go all holiday. “A cut just before you go on holiday, will ensure that any dry or split ends which are especially prone…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature AVOID MAKEUP MELTDOWN

LIZ COGGINS HAS SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER

Temperatures can start to soar at weddings, garden parties, barbecues and other summer functions, which means the going can get hot for makeup.

 

When its hot perspiration and oil production (sebum) increase, so we need to reduce the amount of grease we put on our faces.

 

Start by allowing yourself plenty of time to shower, cool down and apply your makeup.

 

After showering pamper those tootsies with a cooling refreshing foot spray and dust them with a foot powder. If your feet and legs are prone to swelling soothe them with a refreshing leg gel or energising…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Beige in all Circumstances

The new Les Beiges collection from Chanel, is perfection in a palette.

Faithful to the heritage of Gabrielle Chanel, the new Les Beiges collection from Chanel, is perfection in a palette. Just by swirling the brush over the three powders it enhances the complexion, creates the illusion of a healthy glow, illuminates the skin tone and embellishes the cheeks. Healthy Glow Sheer Powder is available in two shade variations and teamed with Les Beiges All In One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF15, a magic liquid that melts into the skin and illuminates the face, its perfection for special occasions and a boon for brides.

If like me, you’ve been a fan of that…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Bridal Beauty

Liz shares some professional beauty tips on how to look radiant on your big day

Getting married is stressful enough without having to worry about your makeup. Follow our fabulous guide on how to achieve the perfect look.

Too much, too little, too light, too dark or just too over the top – wedding day makeup can be a fraught affair. You need to start thinking about your makeup and skincare as soon as you set the date. Skin imperfections won’t vanish overnight, although many brides think by applying copious amounts of products the week before the wedding they will. Finding the right blend of colour and perfecting its application needs time, patience and a lot…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Try This The Good Hour

Liz Coggins discovers the perfect deep tissue, full body massage with its own unique muscle release technique at Leeds’s Lush Spa

If you are physically active, this is the massage that will get you through. Or if you are the person that finds yourself rushing around, constantly building up tension then The Good Hour is what you need for a reprieve.

Feeling absolutely full of aches and pains I descended into the depths of The Lush Spa to experience the Good Hour and did I need it.

The Good Hour is a full body, deep tissue massage to work out muscular tension and get to the root of the problems that cause persistent pain in the body. The first part of…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty

Feature Opulent Indulgence

Liz Coggins escapes to the ultimate country house hotel

My mode of transport seemed totally inappropriate as I drove through the golden gates of Wynyard Hall. I really felt I should have been in an open top vintage Sunbeam sports car or a chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.

There was something ethereal as I journeyed down the long, winding lanes of the 150 acres of parkland that makeup the estate – perhaps it was the mist rising amidst the trees and over the lake – or just that I’d seen too many episodes of Downton Abbey and recently re-read Brideshead Revisited.

Eventually the 19th century hall was within my…

Read more... | See all articles in Travel

Try This Step into Spring

Although its still chilly out there there’s lots of new beauty products out there to give us a taste of the Spring weather that’s just around the corner. Or if you are stuck for ideas for Mothers Day or a nice little calorie free Easter gift then read on…

Pucker Up
From Clarins comes the first age defying lipstick. It’s got intense long lasting colour and protects lips against dehydration and boosts collagen. Containing Vitamin E, which protects against free radicals, it contains 100% plant waxes. In fifteen shades of age defying, luminous colours with a scent of blackberry…

Read more... | See all articles in Health & Beauty


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