Beauty news: Microbead ban leads to more environmentally friendly exfoliators

This week, the government have announced plans to ban products containing microbeads by the end of this year. These tiny plastic particles have been causing a stir for some time now, being accused of damaging marine life through the pollution of our oceans. Microbeads can be found in numerous exfoliators, shower gels and toothpastes, meaning the new law comes as bad news for some cosmetic companies. Fortunately, there are plenty of facial polishes on the market that don’t contain microbeads. They’re gentle on your skin and on the environment! We’ve…

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This award-winning dermatologist is all set to get you ready for 2019

1 / 5   Dr. Sharmila Nayak 2 / 5     3 / 5     4 / 5     5 / 5       It’s that special time of the year when we’re trying to do justice to New Year resolutions about our behaviour, diet or fitness regime. Many are trying to make their bodies perfectly fit by embarking on various wellness regimens. So, what’s the first thought that pops into your head when you read the word ‘skin’? For most of us, it’s our skin…

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Secret behind Meghan’s glow is in your pantry

One of the key ingredients to Meghan Markle’s glow is coconut oil. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

I have a confession: I’m a little bit obsessed with finding out how celebrities look after their skin. Booking an appointment with legendary Australian facialist Melanie Grant (who counts Jess Gomes, Lara Worthington and most recently Victoria Beckham on her illustrious list of clients) has always been high on my “treat yourself” list, while wanting to achieve Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Oscars glow, I’ve been saving for Dr Barbara Sturm’s pricey-but-by-all-accounts-worth-it hyaluronic serum for a while. So naturally I was fascinated when I heard Nichola Joss, Meghan Markle’s facialist who also looks…

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Five Ways to Maintain your Blowout this Fall

      You’ve been being so good over the summer, with your protective hairstyles, and deep conditionings, but for the fall you want to try something a little different, and give yourself a heat pass! There is nothing wrong with heating up the fall, with a straight style, as long as you don’t use too much heat on your hair, and keep it protected. Here are five ways to make your blowout last this fall!   1. Get it right the first time The first step to ensuring that your…

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The cleansing brush worth investing in right now


Gone are the days when a bar of soap was enough to cleanse our skin and wash away the dirt of the day. Whether you have a long commute to work or you exercise outdoors, pollution can wreak havoc on your skin, resulting in a dull complexion and leaving your skin vulnerable to pigmentation and breakouts. You may have the best selection of skin care products – from hydrating sheet masks to super serums – but they won’t do anything unless you start with a clean slate. While skincare buffs…

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Make up removal is about to change

If you’re one of the thousands of Brits who use wet wipes every day, life as you know it could be about to change! The UK uses tens of thousands of wet wipes each year, with many of us choosing to take off our make up at the end of the day, or wipe grubby hands or baby bottoms with the convenient product. But in a new environmental move, this could be set to change. Michael Gove has suggested wet wipes could be outlawed, as part of the government’s bid…

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7 Beautiful Lip Colors for Winter

There are plenty of  new bold and beautiful lip colors for winter, and if you are protective styling, and keeping your hair tucked away, you have to make a statement somehow right? Why not do this with a bold and beautiful lip, perfect for winter time. Here are the lip colors that we are loving this season!   1. So Blue!   If you are the bold and daring type, who is constantly setting trends and doesn’t mind being the center of attention, this look is definitely for you! Ka’OIR…

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10 Uses and Benefits of The New tgin Curl Refresher

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  Our long awaited curl refresher is finally here. After much research, trial and errors and hardwork the team finally came up with the perfect concoction for efforlessly refreshing curls. If you’ve been dying for a solution to keep your curls refrshed long after wash day we have it for you. Here are 10 ways to use our Rose Water Curl Refresher.    1. Refreshes and restores curls Curls are instantly transformed with just a few sprays. Dull lifeless curls get an immediate reboot and are instantly renewed with our…

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5 Reasons Why Your Natural Hair isn’t Growing

Many  women with natural hair complain that their hair simply is not growing despite the measures they’ve taken to achieve noticeable hair growth. In most cases the hair is growing, it is just breaking at a faster pace then it is growing, which makes it very hard to notice any hair growth is happening at all. Here are five reasons why it may appear as if your natural hair is not growing.   1. Clogged pores Clogged pores actually can stop the oxygen needed in your scalp for hair to grow.…

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