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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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What Is Sleep Wellness And How Can It Help With Your Health?

The concept of ‘wellness’ is a pretty broad one by all accounts. I’ve tried all kinds of things in an attempt to glow as hard as G-Paltrow, Gooping up my life to the extreme in the name of beauty and wellness blogging. Some things of course, have failed to leave me feeling any healthier, happier or more zen than before but others have been truly life changing. My latest foray into the world of wellness concerns sleep. We all know that lack of sleep affects the body negatively – from general fatigue to skin problems, anxiety to glycemic issues –…

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Why We Should All Be Sex Positive

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen a couple of posts pop up in recent weeks that are, well, a bit sexy. I debated whether or not I should go ahead with these posts, concerned that they might lose me a few followers or give people the wrong impression, but then I realised, these were the very reasons I should be posting content about sexuality, relationships and female pleasure. The very fact that I had to think twice, or that I was worried about what people might think hints at a problem: the problem of shame culture. This is…

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How A Solo Trip Through The Himalayas Taught Me About Self Acceptance

Yes, I know, I’ve been going on and on about my trip to Nepal. Yes, it was spiritual, yes, it was life affirming and yes, I know exactly how I sound when I say that. I didn’t go there to ‘find myself’ or anything, but I had a pretty revelatory moment whilst I was there. I didn’t expect to experience anything close to that lightning moment on the side of a mountain but even now, I think about it at least once a day.  We all know that travelling stokes the mind, develops our characters and helps us to gain…