• Daily Mail article

    Daily Mail Figurite Article

    Lizzie Cundy claims 'magic knickers' filled with quinoa extract have cured her of cellulite (and let her wear THAT dress).
    The 46-year-old television and radio presenter raised eyebrows in a see-through lace gown, only just protecting her modesty with beading covering her chest and a nude thong worn underneath.
    Yet despite being known for her outré ensembles, Lizzie claims she would never have had the confidence to wear the CC Coutoure gown before due to 'stubborn' cellulite on her bum, thighs and hips.

    Read more
  • The Hairstyles of History

    The Hairstyles of History

    Cleopatra - The last Egyptian pharaoh, Cleopatra, was world famous in her time and her style was copied all over Egypt. Egyptians were huge fans of wigs and in particular Cleopatra’s favourite black, decorative wig. Wigs would cover greying or balding hair and even men wore long black wigs. They were often adorned with golden crowns and had plaits with beads attached to show their wealth. The poorer men would have wet shaven heads and the women would mainly wear their hair in plaits. Cleopatra’s wigs were probably the first style in the history of hair.

    Read more
  • Health Benefits of Lemon

    Health Benefits of Lemon

    Now more than ever we are looking to nature to aid us with getting healthy and losing weight. The humble lemon, for example, is more than something that tastes nice in your G&T. Lemon naturally has strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting properties. It contains citric acid, magnesium, calcium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin and limonene, all of which help fight infection. The lemon juice is also a digestive aid and liver cleanser, so it will help flush your body of toxins and speed up weight loss and many people now drink lemon water or lemon tea. The health benefits of lemon are vast so drinking lemon in water or as a tea can dramatically affect your health.

    Read more
  • 10 Common Hair Myths

    10 Common Hair Myths

    MYTH 1: Heat from straighteners/curlers are worse for your hair than pollution One of the many myths about hair I bet you didn’t know. Environmental stressors like air and water pollutants are just as harmful to your hair as heat is. Both heat and environmental pollution damage the hair and scalp so proper protection to the hair is essential for healthy tresses.
    MYTH 2: Exposure to sunlight is a healthy way to lighten hair Exposure to sunlight and its harmful UV rays are just as damaging to your hair as they are to your skin. It will lighten hair naturally without the need for dyes but the protein is still being stripped from the hair follicle, which is what makes it lighter. Take care in the sun and wear a hair sunscreen, especially if your scalp is visible (when it burns it can be extremely painful).

    Read more
  • Exercises to help you reduce cellulite

    Exercises to reduce cellulite

    We all get cellulite, but is there actually a way to help reduce the appearance of cellulite on thighs and bum through exercise alone? Actually there is. Just going on a run isn’t going to do much for your cellulite sadly but you could do a shorter exercise routine and get better results from it. By mixing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with muscle toning exercises you are sure to wave goodbye to that unsightly orange peel and hello to smooth cellulite-free legs. Last week I spoke about how HIIT can get you fitter faster with less effort and this week I want to focus on the best rest bite exercises for HIIT to help tone your legs and give you significant cellulite reduction.

    Read more
  • The Menopause and hair loss

    The Menopause and hair loss

    For almost all women the menopause will affect the hair on your scalp in some way. Symptoms of menopause and hair loss can differ but they usually include dryness, dullness, increased shedding, thinning and changes in the hairline (some women may even start to notice facial hair appearing). The average age for the onset of menopause is 50 but changes in your hair can start long before then and can be very hard to counteract. Of course we don’t expect to have the same luscious hair as when we were 21 but the menopause can accelerate the cause of hair problems and is similar to the early stages of male pattern baldness.

    Read more
  • 33 Sneaky names for refined sugar in processed food and drinks

    33 Sneaky names for refined sugar in processed food and drinks

    In America, people are eating and drinking an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, that’s 2-3 times more than the recommended 6 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoon for men. In the UK we are consuming 2.25 million tonnes of the stuff per year! We all know that sweets and fizzy drinks are full of sugar but a huge part of our sugar intake comes from unexpected more savoury foods like soup, ketchup, salad dressings, cereal and diet foods. Apart from being bad for our teeth there are some very serious and shocking side effects of sugar. The main ones being obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney stones and depression.

    Read more
  • How does stress effect hair loss

    How does stress effect hair loss

    Stress or anxiety is often related to unexpected hair loss and the effect it has on you and your hair can vary hugely from something acute and less problematic to something much more drastic following extreme stress. The main reason stress can cause hair loss is that stress can increase your body’s production of adrenaline. This can then be converted into cholesterol which raises the body’s levels of testosterone and in turn increases DHT production. Testosterone isn’t just found in men, women has testosterone too, although much lower levels than men and it is your hair follicle’s sensitivity to DHT which causes androgenetic alopecia (male/female pattern baldness). Androgenetic alopecia cannot be caused by stress alone, there are many other factors involved in this type of hair loss and indeed other types of hair loss that are stress related. These are;

    Read more
  • 5 Mind Boosting Foods

    It’s no surprise that diet can vastly affect our brains and our ability to concentrate on certain tasks throughout the day, so when that afternoon lull comes around what should we be eating to give us that vital pick-me-up and what should we be trying to avoid? Will changing our diet increase our brains health throughout the future as well as in the short term? Here are some of the best brain foods to eat for short and long term brain health.

    1.Oily Fish – Essential fatty acids are not naturally produced in our bodies and we must obtain them through our diet alone. Oily fish contains the most effective omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. Low levels of DHA have been linked to a higher likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

    Read more
  • How to Colour Your Hair without damaging it?

    In the UK 70% of women and 12% of men will colour their hair at some point in their life with 1 in 6 women unable remember the colour of their natural hair because they’ve been dyeing it so long. We love the bottle, whether it’s blonde, brunette, red or multi-coloured but dyeing your hair can be very damaging, making your hair dry, brittle and in some cases even fall out. So how can we look after our tresses when colouring our hair to keep it looking thick, bright and healthy?
    First things first, not all hair colouring is damaging, in fact it is only damaging to your hair if you use bleach or if you colour incorrectly. Semi-permanent colours which are acid based actually protect the hair cuticle and coat the hair shaft, preventing it from breaking.

    Read more