From the fabulous costumes to the handsome men (check out @thedukesspoon for inspo), we can’t get enough of Netflix hit Bridgerton. That’s why we did a happy dance when the show’s make-up artist Lynda J Pearce shared some of the beauty prods she used on lead actor Phoebe Dynevor, aka Daphne Bridgerton. For eyebrows, Lynda turned to Mac Eyebrows Styler in Fling, as well as No7 Lash & Brow Perfector EXCLUSIVE (recently voted the UK’s favourite beauty brand, FYI). Her blush of choice? Super-pigmented Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium (which doubles as a lip cream). Lastly, she applied our favourite Mac Strobe Cream to Phoebe’s collarbone and – for the ball scenes – a tiny amount right under the arches of her brows. Et voilà! *Adds all to cart*
Between the pandemic and winter’s usual health niggles (bless you!), it’s no surprise that 82% of Brits say they’re making moves to support their immune systems. However, the survey by food tech company Spoon Guru also found only 53% are prioritising fruit and veggies, which can actually support immune health, thanks to their nutrients, vitamins and minerals. So, fill your plate! And get clued-up on more clever immunity strategies right here.
Home-schooling during lockdown is adding even more pressure to everyday challenges – a third of women agree it negatively impacts their wellbeing, according to a 2020 ONS survey. There’s no simple fix, but these tips from psychologist Lee Chambers (via the folks at golfsupport.com), may help…
1. Create a routine: a schedule gives structure to the day. By communicating boundaries, everyone understands what will happen and there’s less likely to be conflict.
2. Protect your evenings: finding ways to relax at night and sleep well is paramount (see below) – this will recharge and help you to tackle another day.
3. Practise self-kindness: if you need a minute, step away and take time to breathe or just to close your eyes. Consider writing down your feelings – transferring them to paper helps us to be more self-aware, which is an effective way to manage stress.
If you’re yawning after last night’s Below Deck marathon, you’re not alone: 73% of us know our bedtime habits aren’t great for promoting sleep, but we do them anyway. That’s the latest from a new Silentnight poll, which identified top culprits as streaming a TV show or film in bed; drinking alcohol; scrolling social media; online shopping; and smoking. The good news, though, is that a third of Brits have made improving their shut-eye a resolution for 2021. Start by tackling any bedtime woes (from snoring to night sweats) with these tips, then tune in to this fascinating chat with an insomnia expert. Night-night.
How does a free consultation with an award-winning hair guru sound? Thought so! During lockdown, top celeb stylist Mark Hill is offering one-on-one Zoom chats, where the man himself will answer your mane-maintenance questions, as well as give you product and styling tips. There are limited appointments, so head over to @Markhillhair and drop the team a DM. Your locks will thank you.