There is a lot to love about the Scandinavian lifestyle. Active, outdoorsy, with a healthy diet and good work-life balance – it's no wonder they are consistently voted the happiest people on the planet. But did you know that in addition to street style and flat pack furniture, the Scandis are also harbouring some seriously cool beauty brands, which draw on powerful, natural, anti-ageing ingredients, such as cloudberry and Arctic water? Several new Nordic beauty brands launched in the UK in 2018, so we've rounded up a selection of the best on the market. Eleni & Chris Mother-daughter duo Inger Ellen and Christinah Nicolaisen have created Eleni & Chris, a skin and haircare range made with ingredients inspired by, and directly sourced from, the fields, fjords and glaciers of Scandinavia. The brand launched on Feelunique in 2018 and the site also ships to the UK. If K-Beauty is about using 10 … [Read more...] about A guide to Scandi skincare: the brands to have on your radar in 2019
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Heading towards the new year – and maybe a new you? Well, maybe the same you but with a few upgrades. From exercise to beauty and from gaming to gardening there’s a gadget to give you a helping hand. Caroline Delaney looks at some of the niftiest gadgets around – some are so new they’re not even in the shops yet and some have been around a while but have been improved or are available at a better price. Check these out!HEALTH AND FITNESSBellabeat Urban LeafThere is a wide range of fitness and health trackers available now - opt for chunky and sporty or maybe a discreet one that looks like jewellery. The Bellabeat Urban Leaf is pretty stylish in fairness and doesn’t look like you’re waiting to be beamed back to the mothership. It’s a health tracker that can be worn on a chain or with a wrist strap. If you download the Bellabeat app and give it a few details then your phone or tablet syncs with your Bellabeat and promises to build a picture of … [Read more...] about Some of the best gadgets to watch out for in 2019
January is a time for fresh faces and fresh starts. And what better time to switch up your beauty look? From Pantone-hued hair to jewel-encrusted nails, the spring/summer runways were awash with vibrant inspiration. These are the trends to try this spring... Pink flush Pink eyeshadow was big news in 2018, but why stop there? For 2019 the millennial hue is washed over lips, cheeks and even lashes. At Genny models wore coral eyeshadow doubled up as eyeliner and blusher and at Antonio Marras peachy eyes matched peachy lips. At Badgley Mischka super-glossy skin was the perfect complement to a sheer wash of fresh pink colour on the eyes, lips, and cheeks, while at Anna Sui pink was daubed over cheeks eyes and brows alongside orange and yellow hues for a pretty pastel flush. Playful liner Whether pencil or liquid, black or coloured, mascara took a back seat this season as innovative eyeliner came to the fore. At Coach, a handful of models walked the runway wearing a cat-eye … [Read more...] about The hair and makeup trends set to be big in 2019
When it comes to your beauty regime, this year is going to be all about innovation, with LED light treatments you can carry out at home and clever brands that rethink the way products are formulated and packaged. From pizza wheel eyeliners to handcream that can remove nail-varnish at the same time as moisturising your mitts, here’s how to update your pamper time. Do-it-yourself LED masks They may look like props from a sci-fi movie, but these high-tech masks are inspired by the LED lights you usually find in the dermatologist’s clinic which employ LED (light-emitting diodes) to boost skin tone. Different colours treat different issues — red boosts elastin and collagen production, amber and green light is used to treat skin pigmentation problems and sun damage, while blue light stops the bacteria that cause acne. Claire Coleman shared a selection of this year's best innovations for at home beauty including Dr Zamani’s golden face mask (pictured) which … [Read more...] about Golden mask to blast away your wrinkles
Jose Mourinho's fate hurts me Manchester United sack Mourinho Jose Mourinho's departure from Manchester United has sparked a debate on whether the Portuguese would be fit for a Real Madrid comeback. The Red Devils announced on Tuesday the dismissal of the Portuguese, as United are now 19 behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. MARCA editors debate on whether Los Blancos should make a move on the 55-year-old and appoint him as the club's new coach. Going back to trust in Mourinho would be a major error for Florentino Perez, as it was giving him the keys of the club in its first spell. As a coach, his method shows signs of exhaustion, apart from being countercultural with respect to Real Madrid's style of play. As a character, he is one of the most toxic individuals in the history of football. Mourinho doesn't fit to Real Madrid. He should never have done it. Yes. Real Madrid looked for Jose Mourinho seven years ago when they needed a boost. Although the season is still alive and … [Read more...] about Should Real Madrid appoint Mourinho as coach?