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Summer Lovin': Battle Of The Body Scrubs

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Exfoliating is a key aspect in maintaining healthy skin but full body exfoliation is often placed low on our list of beauty priorities. During the winter months, we can hide under our many layers of clothing if we've been slack in polishing ourselves to perfection, but there's absolutely no escaping a full body beauty regime in summer.

Throwing caution to the wind, we bare more flesh when the sun is shining to avoid overheating (obviously) and in a desperate attempt to top up our Vitamin D levels. If you're pale and interesting like me, sunshine is usually an excuse to strip off and work on that much-needed Ibiza base tan. You'd never know I was half Spanish with skin like this....

In order to feel confident in a semi-naked, summer-lovin' state, I have to have soft, smooth skin. That means investing in a good body scrub to buff away those dry, flaky imperfections. With thousands of different scrubs on the shelves, it can be a difficult decision.

What if it's to…

Eating Happy: My Life On A Plate

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There are people in this world who eat because it's necessary for survival. These people don't embrace the flavours of foods, they tend to be less adventurous at meal times and they stick to the foods they know they like. Then, there are others who eat for the sheer pleasure that good food brings, who explore with their mouths and who savour every bite like its their last one. I am the latter. I love food. I love the colours, the flavours, the textures, the smells - and the best part is that I get to eat a bit of that happiness every day.

Yet I recently experienced something that made me question my food choices, particularly concerning meat. Although I've never eaten masses of meat, I've always been a meat-eater and thought it a very important part of my plate. I love all components of a meal but I'd never feel full unless I'd eaten some form of meat. Over the years, I'd convinced myself that my meal wasn't 'balanced' without meat and never co…

How To Look Fashion Fabulous Without Religiously Following Trends

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With fabulous fashion constantly popping up all over our screens, it's hard not to succumb to the lure of the latest trends. It's in our nature to want to look and feel our best but simply following a trend just because it's a trend may leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable. Yes, you may have the security of acceptance from your peers. Yes, you may feel like you fit in with the rest of the world but is conformity ever a good thing? Style is an art form; an expression. It defines you as an individual, your mood, your personality, your femininity and your fierceness. Fashion doesn't guarantee instant street style status; you have to look a little deeper within yourself for that...

We're all different; we have different body shapes and hair styles and skin tones and different ideas of what is 'fashionable'. So, identifying the fashion that speaks to us individually is imperative when thinking about our own style and using the high street to our advantage. …