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Loco for Coco! 11 Organic Coconut Based Beauty Products

By Anna van der Heidjen Coconuts have always been associated with beach holidays, but today, they’re being associated with health and beauty, too. And no wonder – with their natural antioxidant, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, coconuts can do a lot…

Beauty Health

My 3 Day Detox Diary with Plenish Cleanse

By Lora O’Brien Confession: I know I’ve abused my body lately. I’ve been eating at the wrong times, not drinking nearly enough water and I’ve developed a habit of not being able to even comprehend starting my day without…

Beauty Skincare

9 Great Ayurvedic Beauty Brands To Try

By Supriya Talupuru After enjoying 5000 years of popularity in the East, Ayurveda is becoming a big beauty trend in the West. A system of natural healing that originated in India, Ayurveda is designed to balance the body through the correct…

Beauty Health

7 Brazilian Superfoods To Try Right Now

By Chere Di Boscio When you think of Brazil, what first springs to mind? Sandy white beaches? Taut, toned bods in bikinis? Samba dancing? Carnival? For us, it’s all that, as well as Brazilian superfoods. The country is absolutely…

Beauty Fitness

How To Do Office Yoga Without Looking Weird

By Diane Small By now, we’ve all heard that ‘sitting is the new smoking‘. Study after study warns that sitting on your butt all day can lead to muscular atrophy, poor posture, heart disease and even increases your risk…

Beauty Fitness

Get Grunting! Why Ladies Should Lift Heavy

By Vicky Gardener   There’s a myth floating around practically since the time gyms were invented that if women lift weights, they’re going to bulk up like Schwarzenegger. Yes, we’ve all seen those kind of scary pics of female…

Beauty Fitness

5 Facial Yoga Exercises: The Anti Ageing Workout

By Diane Small It seems that Botox is falling out of favour as increasing numbers of women become disenchanted with the frozen, waxy look associated with the product. Luckily, there are increasingly effective – and more natural – Botox…

Beauty Health

How To Tell If Your Chakras Are Blocked

By Arwa Lodhi All material objects, including our bodies, are made up of electromagnetic energy vibrating at different frequencies that correspond to sound, light and colour – all of this has been proven by modern science – but the ancients…

Beauty Fitness

The Model Workout: Dan Roberts Methodology X

By Chere Di Boscio Model Bianca Balti once boasted that “Karl Lagerfeld told me I have the butt of a goddess, and I shouldn’t ruin it with exercise.” Fortunately for their health, most models don’t feel this way about…

Beauty Skincare

Tighten Up! Tried and Tested Face Tightening Treatments

By Marian Hussein We’ve heard it all before: “Combats ageing.” “Makes wrinkles fade away.” “Takes 10 years off in just 2 weeks.” Yep, beauty creams make a lot of lofty promises, but rarely deliver. Moreover, we’re just starting to learn about the nasty…

Beauty Nails

Nail Shapes & Shades for Summer 2016

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Gloves off! It’s all about keeping your nails super shapely this summer. Whether it’s the Almond, Ballerina, Stiletto or Squoval shape in a pastel blue, neutral nude or a punky purple, our nail wish list is filled…

Beauty Skincare

12 Natural Beauty Secrets of the Ancients

By Diane Small Women have long been obsessed with looking their best. From the ancient Egyptians’ use of perfumes and cosmetics to the long-gone Chinese Empresses’ obsession with skin lightening and tightening, it seems that the desire to maintain…

Beauty Health

The 30 Minutes to a Beautiful Butt Workout

By Karen Reed It’s almost bikini season and nothing looks better in a bathing suit than a toned birthday suit – especially the butt. Who doesn’t want theirs to look great? Whether yours is a Kardashian bubble, Giselle peach…

Beauty Health

9 Ways to Detox Your Body at Home

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi You may eat organic fruits and veg and shun junk food, but the sad fact is that we are constantly surrounded by toxins. Whether they come from car emissions, cigarette smoke, industrial plants, agricultural sprays…

Beauty Skincare

9 Must Haves to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer

By Brittany Haavaldsrud With summer on the horizon, we’re all looking forward to warm summer nights on a patio, beach filled weekends, wearing skin-baring dresses and tossing out our heavy foundations and concealers in favour of a more fresh-faced look. The problem?…

Beauty Hair

Getting the BLOW Down on Vegan Fashion

By Diane Small Vegan fashion icon Stella McCartney once told PETA: ‘we address…ethical or ecological…questions in every other part of our lives except fashion. Mind-sets are changing, though, which is encouraging.’ It certainly is encouraging that designers like Stella…

Beauty Health

10 Must-Have Apps for Vegans

By Maya Campbell Being a vegan is a lifestyle that requires dedication, especially if you consider veganism also involves fashion and cosmetic choices. Thankfully, the transition to a vegan lifestyle has become a bit easier thanks to technology.  For example, creating delicious…

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Super Bowls: Tibetan Healing Rituals

By Chere Di Boscio Buddhists see health and illness differently than we do in the West. Issues of the body are akin to clouds in the sky, obscuring the sun – and just as the clouds only temporarily block…