GUEST POST: #wokeuplikethis NOT

GUEST POST: #wokeuplikethis NOT

Ever since queen Beyoncé released Flawless, Instagram became flooded with the #wokeuplikethis and the fashion industry followed with T-shirts and hoodies with the same hashtag. However, we all know that behind those photos hides an abundance of filters and no-makeup makeup tricks that more often than not involve full-coverage foundations that don’t do the skin any favors in the long run. The good news is, there is a way to wake up looking (almost) flawless and it revolves around a carefully curated skincare regimen which will give you the ability…

WHEN THE HEALTH SERVICES DON’T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTALITY!

WHEN THE HEALTH SERVICES DON’T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTALITY!

When you experience problems with your mental health, you expect to be provided with the care and support that you need to help you get well again. The unfortunate truth is, that isn’t always the case. The mental health services in this country are chronically underfunded and patients are suffering as a result. Whether it is because physical injuries and illnesses are easier to see, or whether people doubt that mental health issues are as serious as doctors tell us, there is a problem somewhere. While that situation should be resolved,…

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

I always love a good festival whether it is within the UK or abroad, something about seeing live music in another environment than a music hall fills me full of excitement. However, there are many things I do not look forward to. Whether it will rain? –  if we are in the UK let’s face it be ready for a mud bath! Will I be warm enough? What about enough toilet roll and food? Yes I think we have established I am a worrier, so here I put together a…

WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH LYON

WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH LYON

Lyon is a place I have held always very close to my heart, it may be the reason it was so easy to fall in love with, and a city that every time I go back I insist I am ready to pack up and move. I may have the comfort of my family there, however, as I am not so much a homebody I don’t think this is the biggest draw to this bustling city. Yes of course it will play a part, but there is so much to…

GIVE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS A BOOST

GIVE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS A BOOST

Summer is almost over, but it doesn’t mean that your healthy eating has to be. On the the other hand, you might have had quite an indulgent summer, which can often happen especially with trips away, getting you out of your normal routine of eating. But as autumn is around the corner, how can you give your weight loss a kick start or a boost? Autumn can bring with it the lovely taste of things like a pumpkin spice latte, but it doesn’t have to all be about comfort food….

SELF CARE : WHY IT’S IMPORTANT AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

SELF CARE : WHY IT’S IMPORTANT AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

Self-care is becoming an increasingly important topic in the world of health. As our healthcare systems become more and more strained, it’s up to us as individuals to make sure we do what we can to help. Self-care is one way you can do this and involves many principles you should already be following to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Read more about the importance of self-care and what you need to do below.

PIMP UP YOUR PASTA WITH DELL UGO *

PIMP UP YOUR PASTA WITH DELL UGO *

Whilst studying at university there was one staple meal that I was in love with. Tortellini, creme fraiche and cheese. Oh yes I was the epitome of healthy! It is a love that stemmed from childhood, when I was less experimental with food and loved my stuffed pasta with just plain butter. Gross right. Yet thoroughly enjoyable. That is because you get the delicious filling that provides all the flavour you need. As of late, I have not divulged in my favourite pas time food, or really pasta for that…

EXPLORING THE LINK BETWEEN STRESS, ANXIETY & IBS

EXPLORING THE LINK BETWEEN STRESS, ANXIETY & IBS

So many women have experienced stomach cramps, digestion problems and abdominal bloating and discomfort at some point in their life. However recent research has revealed that the reason for these IBS symptoms are not just down to our diets and the foods we are putting into our body. Recent research has in fact recently revealed that IBS symptoms can be brought about purely by episodes of stress and anxiety.