Beauty
Whatever happened to man gardens?

Whatever happened to man gardens?

I’m pretty sure the word ‘Brazilian’ was where it all started going wrong for our poor little fannies. As if naming a wax job after a country full of permanently bronzed sex gods would make us forget the pain, anguish and emotional trauma of having our foofs stripped barer than Tiny Tim’s Christmas Goose. Until...
The no bullshit guide to anti-ageing

The no bullshit guide to anti-ageing

In your teens you spend every Friday night caking make up on your face in a desperate attempt to look old enough to be legally served alcopops. Then suddenly your late twenties hit and it’s a downward spiral into three day hangovers and the murky underworld of overpriced collagen boosting products.  Ever since a date...
Top 5 beauty treatments to avoid

Top 5 beauty treatments to avoid

In the 90s, beautification mostly revolved around green hair mascara and collecting as many Rimmel products as a £3.50 an hour Saturday job would allow. Convinced our teenage heartthrobs would be instantly smitten by our Rachel hairstyles and lilac nail varnish, we would saunter out of the changing rooms in gym knickers and a gas...
Do you think my arse is the size of a small country? (And other difficult questions.)

Do you think my arse is the size of a small country? (And other difficult questions.)

  Aside from a home highlighting ‘incident’ (of which we never speak), I’m reasonably low maintenance when it comes to getting ready. But for many of my girlfriends it’s a different story. From shoe choice enquiries to wondering whether that new dress makes them resemble a rare species of Walrus, I often wonder how their boyfriends...
How to look good on Facebook

How to look good on Facebook

A narcissist’s wet dream, Facebook has become the ultimate platform for pretending you’re having much more fun than you really are. So, with an endless stream of instagrammed excursions being gleefully swallowed by the great and powerful internet, how do you ensure you look like, rilly rilly good in your profile? After seeing one little...
You got the love

You got the love

Social media is awash with female self-hatred. Lurking amidst the instagram accounts of pouting concave stomached ‘look at me’ types, there’s a million tales of woe from the low self-esteem crew. Thighs carrying some post Easter egg extravaganza wobble? Boobs too titchy? The internet overlords (of which I believe there are several) must be turning heads...
The trials and tribulations of underwear shopping

The trials and tribulations of underwear shopping

My underwear drawer is a sad state of affairs. Buried under a mini avalanche of hand scribbled stories, ill advised mini skirts and make up that exploded on a plane once and was never adequately repaired, I consider it a good day if I manage to find some that actually fits. But this year I’m discarding the...
The Halloween costume guide

The Halloween costume guide

As a kid Halloween meant dressing up as a witch, pretending your neighbours’ collection of inadequately mutilated pumpkins was scary and trying not to chunder after one too many Milkyways. These days it’s about prancing around in stringy underwear, practising sexy duck face with black lipstick and trying not to chunder after one too many...
Hoxton Salon: Review

Hoxton Salon: Review

Hoxton Salon may be a five minute walk from Old Street station, but you won’t find any hipster pretensions. With its funky red brick walls and friendly staff, it maintains an East London feel without the Nathan Barley attitude and hip hop meets techno soundtrack.  Plus you get plied with free glasses of bubbly when you arrive. ...
How to: DIY Hair Chalking

How to: DIY Hair Chalking

Here is a guest blog from the very lovely beauty writer Laura, on pastel hair colours. I might have to try it out next time I’m practising my Nicki Minaj rap. (Which you’ll be pleased to know is coming along nicely.)   How to: DIY Hair Chalking Who else fell in love with Lauren Conrad’s cute...
Holiday grooming: The bikini line wax

Holiday grooming: The bikini line wax

In the 1970s nobody cared what your foo looked like on the beach. But when the body police at Playboy decided triple Z breasts and fluorescent orange skin were the epitome of sex appeal, there was a major crackdown on muff management. Knickers got smaller, magazines more explicit and ‘pubic hair’ became a dirty word....
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