Wellness

Mindful masturbation – and the other trends getting our attention

The latest health, beauty and wellness news we’re talking about this week
Mindful masturbation
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Mindful masturbation

Oh yes, we went there. And with good reason. Brilliant new, sex-positive app, Ferly, is here to help women feel more empowered about their sexuality. Think guided meditation practices to help with self-pleasure; sensual stories to get you in the mood; and episodes on everything from setting sexual boundaries, to challenging insecurities. (Free on iPhone; Android to follow soon). And while we’re on the topic, we’ve got the answers to those Sexual Health Questions You’re Too Embarrassed To Ask and a pick of sex toys, if you fancy experimenting. After all, sex is the new self-care.

The book every mum needs to read
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The book every mum needs to read

Just in time for the back-to-school frenzy, The School Run (Orion), is a brilliantly funny and insightful debut novel by former Glamour journalist Helen Whitaker. A fictional (yet oh-so-realistic) story of two friends, Imogen and Lily, and their battles with catchment area conundrums; school-gate politics (hello, Mean Girl Mums); helicopter parenting; and dwindling sex lives. Added value alert: there’s a hot vicar to (vicariously) drool over, too. Even if you’re not a parent, this’ll make you LOL.

Going crazy for cornflower
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Going crazy for cornflower

You may feel that summer is over, but there is one way to keep the spirit alive – and that’s with a well-chosen manicure colour. Cornflower blue – lighter than royal, punchier than sky – was the mani shade of summer, so we’re stocking up on Essie Nail Polish in Lapiz of Luxury.

Shower-scaping (yes, it’s a thing)
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Shower-scaping (yes, it’s a thing)

If you thought that a soak in the bath was a great way to unwind, think again! A new study from AVEENO® has found that nearly 60% of people use their shower to wash away the stress of everyday life, while 45% of Brits confess they shower to get a break from their children or partner!

 

 

 

Fenty’s brow pencil has just dropped!
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Fenty’s brow pencil has just dropped!

Whatever Fenty touches is solid gold. So, you’ll be excited to hear the brand is launching a product in the brow arena. *screams*. Its shiny, new brow pencil is waterproof, smudge-proof and has 14 shades – yes, 14! Plus, it has
a paddle brush at one end to give you the arch of your dreams. NEW Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler is out now. We’re expecting a sell-out.