The Beauty Issue’s first birthday!!

The Beauty Issue first birthday

The Beauty Issue turns one.

I’ve been thinking for the last couple of weeks how I could celebrate the milestone of the first anniversary of THE BEAUTY ISSUE.
What could I do to mark the occasion in a memorable way that would mean something. At this time of year there are many gifts and giveaways on offer for people just like you. If you follow other websites within the beauty industry you may be watching each day with anticipation the countdown of the 12 days of Christmas. It’s a lovely idea.

Sunscreen, sun beds and the myth of the safe tan.


Sun beds banned!!

This week the decision to ban commercial sun-beds was passed in 4 states of Australia and will become effective on December 31st. This seems like a LONG overdue ruling but a very welcome one in my opinion. 


Why the ban?

Or why in a country like Australia with so much sun would there ever be the need for anyone to bother with sun beds. Well, there lies the problem. For a very long time, sun beds were viewed as a safe way to get a tan. Most of us now know this is SO very far from the truth. There is no such thing as a safe tan and certainly not one gained from a sun bed. 

5 Books I loved reading in 2014.

5 books I loved reading in 2014
As the year draws to a close, I thought I’d go back and take a look a few books I found to be good reads. No fiction in this lot unfortunately and with that comment, I will be making a pact with myself to find more time for fiction next year. 
But nonetheless as Christmas is a time of reflection I thought I’d share my 5 top reads for 2014 and why. It’s quite the mix but all are truly worth a look.

We need to talk about bee venom.

bee venom

Beetox versus Botox

It’s the party season and you want to look your best. But, you’re not quite ready for botox. You’ve heard about creams working as well as botox. You ponder, if the claims are true then bee venom could be a more natural alternative to botox. After all, botox, it’s a toxin. Right?

Making peace with your pores.

making peace with your pores

Objects may appear larger than they are.

If you know the story of Don Quixote then you know during his wild adventures, where others saw harmless, charming windmills, our hero Quixote saw giant hulks that must be slayed! He didn’t just settle on one, he travelled the country side, in his brave fight. Was he mad? Well, you’ll have to read the book.
The story and travels of Don Quixote strangely reminds me of the huge problem many of us perceive the condition of our pores to be.