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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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Chidera Eggerue Creator of #saggyboobsmatter on beauty, blogging and speaking your truth

Chidera Eggerue, also known by her alias The Slumflower, is a blogger, social media activist and creator of the #saggyboobsmatter movement. In all these pursuits she uses creativity and hard-won wisdom to propel and support open conversations about health, happiness, identity and self worth. Always rocking whatever feels good and inspiring others to do the same, it’s easy to admire Chidera for her style, showcased in the brilliant narrative shoots that populate her blog The Slumflower. Back in 2016 I invited Chidera to take part in my first talks event at Google Campus, to share her insights on life as a working creative….

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The Truth About Fillers And Botox

Working in fashion and beauty is a weird one. You’re constantly navigating the cracks and chasms between ever-shifting paradigms and trying to decide where you stand with regards to the week’s bizarre controversies. I’ve always had pretty strong views about beauty and body agency but in recent months, the onslaught of op-eds, vlogs and tweets about fillers and botox just floored me. I wondered how I could ever make my mind up about this stuff with so much contradictory information doing the rounds. Everyone I knew had a different opinion on non surgical beauty treatments, and despite these kinds of…

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How To Successfully Ask For A Pay Rise At Work

Regardless of how much you might love your job, there are some aspects of working life that can prove difficult – like discussing salary increases with your boss for example. Studies in the UK suggest women are less likely than their male counterparts to ask for a pay rise, and in some cases, when women do ask for more money, they lose out to those who make a more convincing case. Our confidence, intuitiveness and the way in which we ask for certain things has a lot to do with whether or not we’ll be afforded them. So, if you…

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How I Manage The Surprise Skin Problems That Started in My Twenties

When it comes to my skin, I’ve always been lucky. Instead of my teenage years being blighted by acne, I had baby-smooth skin that happily endured all manner of products packed with irritants. Ok, I was super pale and often streaked with orange after fake tan mishaps, but for the most part my complexion was pretty good. I can probably count the number of really bad spots I’ve had as a teenager on one hand and that’s no lie. But this isn’t a post about my great skin as a teenager, it’s about my skin now. As soon as I…

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BRAND TO KNOW: Rose Rankin

If like me, comfortable, good-looking crepes are your go-to, you’ll no doubt appreciate my latest style find. Rose Rankin is an eponymous footwear label created by a talented designer that’s successfully piqued the interest of everyone from sneaker heads to supermodels and national press with its bold and beautifully formulated designs. Specialising in designing and crafting unique trainers, London-based Rose Rankin studied computer aided fashion design and footwear design at Central Saint Martins. Now her creations can be found at some of our favourite boutiques in the city and around the UK. I had the pleasure of meeting Rose and at The…