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Health and Beauty Articles

Showing articles from category Body, Beauty and Mind

Staying safe in the sun

It’s a fact that when the sun is shining our spirits are lifted; our moods are lightened whilst the mundane routines of everyday life are abolished as a result of the transition from spring to summer.[Read More]

Preventing premature ageing

Ageing skin has got to be one of the most talked about subjects in the beauty industry. While the celebs talk Botox, chemical peels and face lifts in La-La Land we talk skincare and lifestyle factors in the real world. And let’s face it; we all want to stay looking as young as possible.[Read More]

Perfecting your make up

Creating that effortless made up look can take years of practise; each and every one of us women at some point experience the blotchy look/the orange jaw line look/the explosion of ghastly colours that suit no one but the Macdonald’s clown look![Read More]

One for the men!

I feel it’s becoming more socially acceptable for a man to appear to be conscious of their appearance, health and well-being – long gone are the days when it was considered feminine to wear slim line clothing and to go to a hairdressers as opposed to a barbers for a haircut![Read More]

Massage your way to better health and happiness

Having worked in the beauty industry for about 3 years now I have noted some misconceptions when it comes to the more hands on treatment that is massage.[Read More]

Make up that lasts from A.M to P.M!

For those of you who don’t have the luxury of that enviable thing that we call ‘spare time’ when it comes to making ourselves glamorous I have devised an article aimed just for you![Read More]

Looking after your body and mind throughout and after pregnancy

Before I put the Stornoway rumour mill into over-drive, this article is not based on personal experience or a pending experience! However I have noticed a baby boom in our little town and thought an article towards pregnancy was very appropriate this month.[Read More]

Looking and feeling your best for your wedding

You’ve decided on the venue. You’ve set the date. You’ve started tearing each other’s hair out about guest lists, who’s sitting next to who at the dinner and whether to opt for the chicken or the beef on the menu.[Read More]

Are you getting a good nights kip?

What do we spend a third of our lives doing? Working? Moaning? Scratching our heads? Apparently we spend a whole third of our lives with our eyes shut to the world dreaming of worlds familiar but unfamiliar.[Read More]

Getting ready for your Christmas party!

Wanting to look and feel amazing for your Christmas party this year? Well, look no further, it’s the little black dress diet! Loose a stone before Christmas and feel fabulous!!![Read More]

35 essential beauty tips for a healthy body and mind

I’ve collaborated 35 of my favourite body and mind tips/regimes in this info packed column[Read More]

Dazzling eyes!

I don’t know about you, but eyes are the first thing I notice about a person. They might have a Mohegan or a mental tattoo curled around their neck, but it’s still all in the eyes for me![Read More]

Don’t ignore your back problems!

Very seldom do I have people coming into the salon for a back massage who have no back problems – neither a knot, nor an aggravated nerve or a disc that’s slipped in sight.[Read More]


I had a little bit of a ‘cringe’ moment the other day at work. A client came into my treatment room and exclaimed, “What a lovely smell! What is it and where did it come from?”[Read More]

How to achieve the perfect fake tan

Having been a tried, tested and taunted victim of the dreaded fake-tan-gone-wrong scenario, I can relate to the vast spectrum of problems that arise from this seemingly ‘simple’ ritual by the modern-day woman.[Read More]