TRIMMING your hair will make it grow faster and makeup gives you acne. They are beauty myths we've heard hundreds of times before - and we all believe them, religiously going for haircuts and carefully checking for spots. But in a new video from Australian site Priceline, reported in the Mail Online, beauty adviser Alison debunks these myths. She said we've been led up the garden path - and many of the beauty beliefs we have held are simply not true. "There are just so many myths out there about beauty," she said. Here are the big ones which she is cracking down on: Trimming your hair makes it grow faster Alison said how often you cut your hair had little impact on how fast it grows. It is the strength of a hair's follicle which determines its health. “Trimming does not effect your hair growth, the hair growth as the hair growth happens at the scalp," she said. Shaving will make hair grow back quicker As it is the thickest part of the hair to first emerge from a follicle, you … [Read more...] about Shaving your leg hair doesn’t make it thicker and how you’ve been applying your perfume all wrong- beauty experts debunks the most common myths
FASHION is all very well for catwalk connoisseurs – but many of us rely on the same familiar styles for years. Yet if you work out what clothes work best for your shape, there is no need for style to be scary. Anna Murphy, fashion director at The Times, wants to encourage women to break out of their clothing comfort zones with her new book, How Not To Wear Black. She says: “It’s so easy to see fashion as a problem, something to stress about getting right and worry that you might be getting wrong. I think fashion can — and should — be the opposite. “The book is a practical guide to dressing your best self — to expressing yourself and flattering your body through what you wear.” Get a head-start by following Anna’s tips in our extracts below.How to clear out your wardrobe FIRST, we need to get rid of those “bits and pieces” that are getting in the way. Take everything out and sort into six piles: Not worn for six … [Read more...] about Get out of your clothing comfort zone and give your wardrobe a style overhaul in just six easy steps
AN NHS hospital has come under fire for a campaign it launched persuading new mums to breastfeed. The campaign included two images telling women they could be a “yummier mummy” if they chose to breastfeed over giving formula. Shocked actress Amanda Abbington, from Netflix’s Safe, revealed how disappointed she was with the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital posters. She uploaded two pictures to Twitter, with the caption: “Hey Chelsea and Westminster hospital. Sit down. Thanks.” The first image showed a slinky purple dress, with the tag line: “Be a yummier mummy. Breastfeeding mums get their figures back sooner.” Meanwhile the second showed a pair of stylish red heels, with the caption: “Be a yummier mummy. Breastfeeding mums don’t have to spend their money on formula milk.” The images appear to be from a 2011 campaign by the hospital and featured in their newsletter. The newsletter said: "The Trust has also launched the … [Read more...] about Hospital slammed for ‘gross’ campaign telling women they’d be ‘yummier mummies’ if they breastfeed their babies
WHEN it comes to investing in a new set of make-up brushes, we all want something that will seamlessly apply powder while also looking super chic in the process. Right? Well stop what you're doing beauty fans because we've found the must-have set for Christmas... and it'll only set you back £12. Complete with soft pink bristles and metallic handles, this must-have brush set from Primark has shot straight to the top of our Christmas wishlists. From nailing that smokey eye look to dusting a little highlighter over your cheekbones, these stunning pink metallic brushes are the basis for any festive beauty look. And let's be honest, they'll look pretty Instagrammable sitting on top of your dressing table... or stuffed into your make-up bag if you're anything like us. What's more, the set also comes with a gorgeous pink diamond-shaped metallic bag with a gold chain for an extra glamorous Christmas party look. Alternatively, if you're not keen on the metallic pink design then the … [Read more...] about Primark is selling a metallic pink diamond makeup brush set for £12 – and it’ll make the perfect Christmas gift
NOBODY likes having frizzy, crunchy-feeling hair, but we've all had it from time to time. Split ends are pretty much unavoidable, so here's all we know about them and how you can get rid of them. What are split ends and what causes them? Human hair is made up mostly of a protein name Keratin, and it's stitched together by chemical bonds which keep the hair healthy, but it's damage prone and very fragile. Split ends occur when the hair is damaged for whatever reason. There are multiple different causes behind why hair might damage to the point of breaking. The main cause behind hair splitting is a lack of moisture, so using heat on hair, especially without a protecting spray increases the risk of hair snapping. Using chemicals on the hair such as bleach dries out hair and increases strain on the follicles. Over-washing can also contribute to split ends as it can strip hair of its natural oils, which keeps hair healthy and hydrated. Some have suggested that central heating can cause … [Read more...] about How to get rid of split ends – does central heating cause dry hair and do split end trimmers actually work?