Health & Beauty

SEASON OF MIST AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS

SEASON OF MIST AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS

  As we hang on to the last rays of sunshine still treasuring memories of our days in the sun a wonderful new season approaches – Autumn. Autumn links us between those steamy hot days and nights and the prospect of snuggling up in front of a log fire or stepping out in our evening […]

HOT FOOTING IT……

HOT FOOTING IT……

  Walking around all winter in boots or wearing ill fitting shoes is a major problem and can lead to corns, bruised toenails or bunions. Simple steps such as alternating between high and low heels and taking a little extra care throughout the winter can rectify this and then panic doesn’t set in when its […]

A SHINING SPA

A SHINING SPA

Scarborough is probably the last place you would expect to find a luxurious alpine-style spa – especially in the confines of the Alpamare Waterpark. But Wellness at Alpamare is so cleverly designed you could be a million miles away from the hustle, bustle, shouts and screams of the kids in the water park enjoying the […]

THE FACE BEHIND THE COUNTER

THE FACE BEHIND THE COUNTER

Have you ever looked at the name above a cosmetic counter and wondered if such a person exists or if they do who they really are? In the case of Francois Nars does he really does exist and is one of the most celebrated makeup artists, photographers  in the world today. He is also founder […]

FRAGRANT INSPIRATION

FRAGRANT INSPIRATION

We often don’t realise when we walk through  beauty departments or go into our favourite perfumier, that many of the products on display have a fascinating history behind them and have drawn their inspiration from real people and places. Scents evoke memories, the famous fashion designer and perfumier Oleg Cassini once told me in an […]

I CAN’T GET THROUGH SUMMER WITHOUT….

I CAN’T GET THROUGH SUMMER WITHOUT….

  The L’Occitane boutique in the Victoria Quarter sports a fresh and fruity theme  with the launch of a their new collection that’s all about lips. There’s Fruity Lipstick in eight shades from a natural beige to alluring red that gives lasting colour and is enriched with a vitamin core. A Fruity Lip Perfector  in […]

FACE UP TO SPRING

FACE UP TO SPRING

This spring in both fashion and beauty there’s a bright new outlook. It’s a case of get up and go anywhere there’s no limit to how adventurous you can be with colour. Launched today is the MAC Art Library (pictured above). These are expertly curated palettes designed by MAC makeup artists to take your makeup […]

I CAN’T SURVIVE FEBRUARY WITHOUT…

I CAN’T SURVIVE FEBRUARY WITHOUT…

The Spring/Summer makeup collection from Chanel  Vision D’Asie: L’Art Du Detail, takes its inspiration from one of Lucia Pica’s photographic Expeditions. It includes the translucent new product Baume Essentiel that creates a  dewy, wet glow on the skin. Other products in the collection include the creamy metallic Ombre Premiere Crème which can be worn alone […]

THE RED CARPET FACIAL

THE RED CARPET FACIAL

Watching the BAFTA’s at the weekend I wondered just how many celebrities had been pampering and prepping themselves in the days before to make sure they looked their best as they sashayed up the red carpet. There are lots of facials on the market to suit every taste, need and pocket with new ones appearing […]

BE VALENTINES READY…

BE VALENTINES READY…

There’s a whole host of products out there that will add that certain something to your Valentine’s Day. So if you want to get into the spirit of things and add a sophisticated sparkle for that special night out or put some ideas on your wish list  so that certain someone chooses a gift that […]

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