Clean – The latest beauty buzzword

The word you can not escape in the beauty world at the moment is ‘Clean’. As I type there are nearly two million Instagram posts with the hashtag #CleanBeauty, and Google searches of the term have increased by more than 600% over the past 10 years, and Mintel Research found 49% of British women say it is important for their beauty routine. Does ‘clean’ beauty really scrub up?

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Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Gels Review

Working full time, trying to get in shape and maintaining an active social life takes a toll on the body, especially when you are in your mid 30’s like me. When Patchology sent me some Rejuvenating Eye Gels to try out, I was thrilled.

Over the last few years, the wrinkles have started to appear, under my eye has become darker and puffier. I have tried similar patches over the lasts few years. They seem to work for half an hour or so, but with no long-term effects. I appreciate that it is not going to be permanent. Still, if a product can make an impact for a few days, then it would be ideal for including into your skincare routine.

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Patchology Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels

Love yourself in a bikini

How do you find contentment on the beach? Deep down we know people are not really looking at you, and they are not judging us for our size and how many love handles we may or may not have, but we all have that ‘moment’ before we go away about being seen in a bikini.

I am not always comfortable in my body (currently a curvy size 20), but ultimately, I will be on my holiday trying to get an all-over tan, with as few white bits as possible. It really is mind over matter. Here are some of my tips on how you can love yourself in a bikini.

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Unsurprisingly, I could not find many pictures of me in my swimwear. This one is a rather pink me, I am ginger skinned after all, in my tankini at Xel-Ha in Mexico in September 2017.