Tag Archives: beauty

Christmas ideas – pampering for parties

You’ve been faithfully watching what you eat and religiously visiting the gym every day for weeks (although it seems more like a lifetime), and at last all your self-denial and self-control have paid off… The zip on the back of your favourite “killer” party dress is no longer stopping stubbornly 10 cms from the end. […]

Give peace and quiet this Christmas – presents for loved ones

Hectic, stressful, exhausting, relentless, high-power, full on…These are just some of the adjectives that are regularly used to describe the frenetic pace of our modern-day lifestyle. That is why it makes perfect sense this Christmas to buy friends and family a gift that will counter the excesses of their everyday lives, giving them a welcome […]

Perfect gifts for women – planning ahead for Christmas

Finding appropriate gifts for women’s birthdays is already hard enough – but when it comes to Christmas, the whole problem of buying presents is even more daunting, because you may well find yourself searching for gifts for several ladies at once. Luckily, there’s no need to despair, because this year you can make Christmas gift […]

Beauty treatments: talking facial to facial

Many of us give plenty of thought to our face on a daily – and nightly – basis, adorning it with a variety of lotions and potions, but all the while sparing little thought for the facial muscles that lie beneath. So if names such as risorious, zygomaticus and procerus are strangers to you, you […]

Quick slow, slow, slow, slow – life at spa’s pace

My eye was caught, during a speedy online visit to Amazon the other day, by a book entitled “In Praise of Slowness”, in which author Carl Honoré extols the virtues of eschewing the frenetic pace at which many of us live life these days. My fleeting visit was immediately extended by some additional Googling to […]

Strictly spa – first steps to fitness

As press reports continue to fuel excitement about the imminent return of Strictly Come Dancing, the whole nation looks poised to pounce on the remote control and tune in without delay. From 18th September onwards, viewers will watch, spellbound, as a succession of sequin-studded professional dancers foxtrots or tangos their way across the dance floor, […]

Kick-start your healthy living campaign with a spa break

Is your lifestyle active enough?  If you live in the UK, the answer is that unless you’re an aerobics instructor, professional sportsman or other keep-fit fanatic, you probably aren’t! For despite the fact that couch potatoes are up to 50% more likely to run the risk of chronic major disease, we the great British public […]