Browsing: Health and Beauty

On average in the UK, 1 in 6 adults will experience the symptoms of a mental health problem – with one of the most common problems being anxiety. It’s normal to feel shy or worried from time to time about going out and meeting new people or entering new environments, but how do we know when it’s more than just shyness and could actually be an anxiety disorder? Social anxiety – A long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations. People develop social anxiety for lots of different reasons, such as being bullied, something humiliating happening to them in public before,…

Keeping active over Christmas is a lot easier said than done, as staying warm and cozy in the house munching on cheese and watching Christmas films in our PJ’s often seems a lot more appealing than dragging ourselves outside for a run, swim or cycle in the cold weather! We all have our guilty pleasures that we overindulge in over Christmas, and that’s ok, it is Christmas after all! But rather than sit down all day and feel miserable about what we’ve eaten, Christmas is also a time where we can keep moving our body so we feel healthy and…

This year, Priory Group – a provider of mental health treatment in the UK – commissioned a survey of 2000 adults to find out people’s awareness of the different symptoms of depression. Depression – “A low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal.” – Mind The most recognised symptoms of depression…

Photo by: Nails By Aneta Feeling stressed? Treat yourself!  I recently went on an adventure to get my nails done. After a recommendation from a friend, I decided to visit ‘Nails by Aneta’ in the centre of town in Bangor.  It was easy to find in the ‘Hair Place’. On entering I was immediately attended to and took a seat in the waiting area. I was seen within minutes of arriving. I was set at ease during the appointment as Aneta ensured that I was comfortable and relaxed the whole time. I was anxious and concerned at first due to salons…

Millions of people menstruate across the world every day, yet I still find it’s a bit of a taboo to talk about our periods openly and honestly. It shouldn’t be this way, it’s time to talk about periods!  The average woman will have more than 400 periods in a lifetime, and with the vagina being the second most absorbent part of our body, we get through a lot of tampons, sanitary pads, and other period products in our lifetime! But our planet is in a state of emergency, and even though we are all trying our best to reuse more,…

You don’t need to be an elite athlete, pay a fortune for a Personal Trainer and a gym membership, or be out running a marathon every day to be fit and active; as lockdown taught many of us, it’s perfectly possible to keep fit from the comfort of your own home.  Exercise is an amazing way to improve your physical and mental health. As we’re spending most of our days indoors studying and doing online lectures, a Youtube workout is the perfect filler activity for in-between lectures, or for a quick study-break when we need to get away from our…

Featured Image Credit: Freda Did you know the average woman goes through approximately 15,000 period products in her lifetime, and it will cost her around £18,000 in total! Your Period, Time of Month, Mother Nature, Aunt Flo, Lady Time, Bloody Mary, Crimson Tide, or whatever it is you call it, is something that many of us girls dread. They can be uncomfortable, expensive, and unpredictable, which is why we never want to be caught short without having a good supply of period products readily available to us. We all have different preferences to the brands and styles we like, but…

Breast Cancer Awareness month takes place every October, with organisations around the world campaigning and highlighting the importance of global breast cancer research and awareness. In the UK, around 55,000 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common cancer in the UK. Almost nine in 10 (87%) women survive breast cancer for five years or more, with one of the main reasons for this being early detection and faster diagnosis of the disease. (Stats from Breast Cancer Now) Here are a few ideas of things you can do to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness…

In recent reports, it has been claimed that two people have been diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) after receiving the Kardashian tried-and-tested ‘Vampire Facial’. It is known as a Vampire Facial (also known more professionally as PRP- Platelet-rich plasma) which involves re-injecting the patient’s blood from their body to their face. It is designed to ‘aid the reabsorption process’ and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Popularised by Kim Kardashian, who was recorded on the spin-off show of Keeping Up with the Kardashians : Kim and Kourtney Take Miami having the bloody procedure, had Americans lining up to have their…

Being a student is a difficult financial time for many, hence why it is so important that we quickly learn how to scrimp and save. For that reason, it’s unlikely that we will always be able to buy the high-end products BUT fear not. As the beauty community evolves ‘dupes’ (duplicates) have been created for a fraction of the price. An affordable brand that has took the UK by storm is Makeup Revolution. Makeup Revolution’s products, according to their website, are 100% cruelty free and are not tested on animals. In addition to this, the majority of their products are…

In the spirit of Halloween and all things magical, here’s introducing the all new Harry Potter make-up brushes. Storybook Cosmetics have only gone and created the ‘Wizard Wand’ brushes. The set consists of five brushes made of synthetic hairs with metal handles created in the style of the wands of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore and, of course, Lord Voldemort. Currently retailing for around £45 and arriving in a custom velvet pouch for safe-keeping, the estimated arrival date is December 10th, which means it’s just in time for Christmas. Not only this though, the brand are also…

What better way to wow this Valentine’s Day than copying some of the hottest celebrity looks from the red carpet. As well as giving you that Hollywood glamour, they are surprisingly easy to pull off… Go Nude Jennifer Lopez is renowned for her ultra sexy muted nude lips, and they’re so easy to get right. Simply dab foundation on your lips to neutralize the natural red tone before applying your lipstick. Choose a shade with peach undertones and stay away from the gray ones. Bronzy Eyes Cara Delevingne’s bronzed eyeshadow has become her signature look, and it’s really…

Christmas Party Looks It’s Christmas, which means that party season is officially here. This year, it’s all about bold colours, definition, and glitter, so try these hot trends as you prepare to party the night away. Nails It’s all about dark, bold colours this year, so bring out your inner vamp with Max Factors new range of gothic colours from their Glossfinity range. Glam it up in Royal Blue, Aqua Marine, Amethyst or my personal favourite Burgundy Crush. Eyes Get this great look with Maybelline Eyestudio Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in gold. Dab it on with your finger,…

Dry Shampoo While washing your hair every day can feel great, it can also be damaging, especially during the winter months. Washing your hair strips it and your scalp of its natural oils. When your hair is being bu eted by the winter elements, it needs these natural oils to prevent it from becoming too dry and brittle. I swear by Batiste ‘Instant hair refresh’ Dry Shampoo. It gives my hair a fresh feel and look, even when I miss a wash. All that’s required is a quick spray, which adds volume and returns my hair to its natural bounce.…

Popular high street store Topshop has sparked outrage in the media this month with their controversial range of scar tattoos. But, do they celebrate flaws or trivialise mental illness? Earlier this month, high street giant Topshop released a new range of ‘self-love’ accessories, controversially including a line of golden, scar-like temporary tattoos. The collection was created and designed in collaboration with Lucie Davis, a student of Central Saint Martin’s Art School, London. Davis was the winner of a competition for second year students of the school, in which they were asked to design a collection based on the words ‘women…

The summer months are fast approaching us, even though it doesn’t seem like it at the moment, the sun will be out and before you know it you will be relaxing on a beach somewhere tropical but before that happens I need to tell you all the top beauty products to stock up on to keep yourself looking fresh. The summer months are notorious for drying things out and this is no exception when it comes to your lips. My summer beauty essential for your lips is the ‘Maybelline Baby Lips’ lip balm. I have been using this product for…

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