• Breast cancer: preventative steps you can take

    Although detection and treatment of breast cancer is improving, it has become the most common form of cancer in the UK amongst women. Did you know there are preventative steps you can take against it? We have some simple tips that can help you reduce the risk of developing tumours: - Try to cut down on tinned food and drinks – even water – from plastic bottles, unless they are marked BPA free. Most of these contain Bisphenol A (BPA), which disrupts the hormone system and has been linked to breast cancer. - Beware of plastic food containers, especially if they

  • Tame your tresses with Schwarzkopf

    Frizzy, uncontrollable tresses can be a nightmare – especially if you’re not so handy with a brush and hairdryer. But help is on hand – leading brand Schwarzkopf has created a weapon in the war against hair despair. With two simple smoothing and sealing steps, got2b play it straight is a semi-permanent solution that will last up to 10 washes.   The specials formula contains a protein that helps loosen the bonds that make hair frizzy, sealing in lasting smoothness to create a weightless, humidity-resistant barrier. Schwarzkopf got2b play it straight - £6.99, www.boots.com  and www.superdrug.com

  • Victoria's Secret angel Miranda gives free yoga class for Earth Hour

    Supermodel Miranda Kerr’s Earth Hour challenge has been accepted and celebrities all around the world are now making their own 'I Will If You Will' challenges to inspire people to take much needed action for the environment. Earth Hour is a global call to action to individuals, businesses and governments to unite in the largest environmental event in history by turning their lights off for one hour.     Orlando Bloom's wife will conduct a free yoga class for the public now that 500 of her fans have committed to the challenge. An avid yogi, Miranda has been doing yoga for over a decade,

  • LDN: SKINS: Tanning product that's setting the tone for 2012

    LDN: SKINS burst onto the British fashion scene when it was used on models for the PPQ London Fashion Week show. Now this highly covetable tan, whose bespoke tan tones suit all skin types, is making waves in the fashion world. Developed to naturally tan all complexions, this is perfect for those amongst you seeking a natural glow.   What’s more, the light lavender fragrance revolutionises the tell-tale smell of tanning. For national stockists contact 01923 760

  • Mobile Makeover: Your affordable pocket personal stylist

    Oh to be a celebrity. With make-up and hair stylists at your beck and call, it’s no wonder they never look anything short of perfect. But for those of us who can’t afford any of the above, Mobile Makeover may be able to help. Women can download comprehensive instructions from their website to recreate the beauty looks of their favourite stars – acting as a personal stylist on the go.   Each guide costs just £3 to download (that’s cheaper than a lipstick!) and can be kept forever. This means you can build up a printed collection of your favourite