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How To Have Happier Healthier Periods

If you’re anything like me you dread getting your period. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be the kind of woman who embraces the bountiful femininity of my monthly blood spilling forth – I hate it and all the faff that goes with it. The reasons for this are myriad. My time of the month shouldn’t really be called my ‘time of the month’ because it’s never consistent. However a miserable two days of PMS and off the chart hormonally-induced anxiety is always a sure thing. Then there are the physical effects. I suffer from pretty bad cramps…

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Five Reasons To Visit The Czech Spa Town Where Wellness Is A Way Of Life…

I like to think I’m relatively well travelled but I have to admit there are plenty of places I’ve never heard of. Until recently, the little Czech spa town of Carlsbad was one of those places. Sure, I’ve heard of Prague and knew enough about it to expect vastly impressive theatres, cosy Deco brasseries and cute bars on every corner, and when I touched down in the city after a short flight from London I wasn’t disappointed. But Carlsbad, now that place had a few surprises in store. In our super-anxious fast-paced world, most of us would do well to seek…

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How Often Do You Have A Facial And Is It Often Enough?

When I was 23 I had never had a facial in my life. Not one single skin treatment of any kind, but to be fair, I hadn’t yet moved to London, I knew nothing about skincare and my hormones hadn’t decided to send my face into meltdown. Obviously when I turned 25 things were a little different so I began looking into deep cleansing treatments for my pores, which were super clogged due to a rubbish skincare routine, travelling on the underground and wearing foundation every day. Over the last few years I’ve learnt how to manage my adult spots,…

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Sex Care Is The New Self Care… But What Is It?

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I fall in and out of love with the term ‘self care’. Sometimes I find it an exhaustingly trivial and apologist phrase adopted by every woman in her twenties to get out of ‘adulting’ – don’t get me started on that one – and by ad agencies to sell throw pillows and moisturiser. Other times I really do feel that I understand the process ‘self care’ pertains to. To me, self care is deciding to stay in and edit photos with a hair masque on, despite the fact that your toxic ex has…

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We Need To Talk About Ageism In The Beauty Industry…

Pick up any women’s magazine or head your favourite online platform and it’s likely there’ll be a glut of stories centred on the premise that women are being encouraged to stay young and beautiful forever, to defy the laws of nature and to preserve themselves against the odds. Women over the age of 35 are fairly used to the idea that it’s deemed acceptable for them to undergo various treatments and adjustments in order to maintain their looks as they age, but for women under the age of 35 it’s a different story. Over the last five years the UK…

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Meet The Creators Of The Vegan Condom Brand Created By Women For Women

If you’ve ever been to buy pack of condoms in a public place and not felt some unpleasant mingling of ‘this is so cringe’, ‘please stop looking at me’ and ‘I cannot be bothered with this BS today’ then you have something in common with an overwhelming majority of women living in the UK. It’s not exactly a revelation that products meant to enhance and improve our sexual wellbeing have mainly been marketed at men for the last few decades. This has of course resulted in some pretty garish packaging and some questionable choices of adjective in marketing materials. The…

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Why We Need To Stop Pretending Body Confidence Is Simply A State Of Mind

Sometimes we all wish we could change things about ourselves and often, when other people say things like, ‘you’re beautiful, you don’t need to change’ or ‘you’re a good looking girl, it could be worse’ it’s disarming, it’s frustrating and it doesn’t help. We all have days where we don’t feel good in our own skin, some of us more than others. It might be that you dislike your nose and can’t help but focus on it whenever you see a photo of yourself, or it could be that you struggle with a more serious issue in accepting yourself and…