The 10 best protein powders

The 10 best protein powders to whip you into shape for 2018 Protein shakes have an image problem. Historically, their marketing has focused on images of pumped up men trying to emulate charismatic Austrians (we love you Arnie!), instantly alienating half of the population in one fell swoop. The common misconception among women was that taking protein shakes would mean being lumped with a load of muscle. But the protein world has had a bit of a shake up this decade, with products specifically targeting the female demographic as the health and fitness benefits of supplementing your diet with protein (besides the muscle building) are becoming more widely known and promoted. “Protein shakes are really useful for anyone who is doing a form of… Read More →

Photo agency bans retouched advertising

Photo agency bans Photoshopped images of women Consumers have made it clear that they no longer want to see photoshopped or retouched advertising – and brands are finally listening. US drug-store giant CVS is the most recent company to announce an end to photoshopped advertisements – and the decision by America’s largest drugstore chain has the potential to influence other companies to do the same. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Announcing the change, CVS Pharmacy President Helena Foulkes said: As a woman, mother and president of a retail business whose customers predominantly are women, I realise we have a responsibility to think about the messages we send to the customers we reach each day.” READ MORE Top global photo agency… Read More →

MIW Reviews – Sparkling Jewellery

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!   Ok so when have we ever needed an excuse to shop !! If you feel like treating yourself or a friend, this might just be the gift to mark the sparkle of any friendship. I came across Sparkling Jewellery on Twitter earlier this year when their  iconic double coin necklace captured my attention. After visiting their website and seriously crushing over the entire range, I was super excited that Sparkling Jewellery kindly sent me some lovely pieces for our MIW Review feature. They arrived gorgeously packaged in a bright orange bag full of goodies, the jewellery itself came individually packed into pretty mesh pouches inside a bright orange box. The quality was incredible and… Read More →

Bikini Body building challenge

I took on a 12 week bikini body building challenge to tone up my post baby body ! Juggling breast feeding, sleepless nights & finding time for my husband, getting back in shape was a challenge.   Once I got into the swing of motherhood & established a routine, I craved some much needed me time. As with any kind of quest for a healthy lifestyle, support is a major factor to succeeding. I wanted to achieve a complete lifestyle change, to kick unhealthy eating habits and tone up my body. I decided to look for some expert help ! Through my research I came across a UK based Fitness Coach Michelle Brannan, Michelle is a IFBB Professional Athlete & Founder of UK’s number… Read More →

Which colours attract men

Get Your Colours Right for Dating Success By our self-help expert and dating coach Dr Pam Spurr In my new book on dating I’ve covered how the colours you wear say so much about your personality when you go on a date. Of course every fashionista knows how colour can make a killer impact, but for the rest of us it can be a mystery.  We know the basics like if you want someone to notice you then definitely wear red. But something like black can be either sexy and sensual or conservative. In my new dating guide I mention how when certain colours work better – or worse – at creating attraction and sexual chemistry. So don’t forget you definitely… Read More →

CoppaFeel! Free Spray Tan days

Knowing your boobs can save lives! YES YOU YOU HEARD US RIGHT – FREE SPRAY TANS!!!!! Coppa Feel ! Is no ordinary charity, it was founded by an incredibly inspiring young lady Kiristin Hallenga, a girl who’s strength & courage has enabled her to dedicate her own fight for life into raising awareness and spreading the kick ass message to young girls & guys about the importance of self checking. As part of Breast cancer awareness month, Professional tanning services I Rang a Tan Fake Bake and Hutton Moor Leisure centre invite you & your #Breastmates‬ to come & Self-Check (All information packs/cards given out on the day) before receiving a complimentry FREE SPRAY TAN. The lovely girls in Creche are also their to provide FREE CHILDCARE whilst… Read More →

HOW TO TEST YOUR MAN!

What he says about other women and what it says about him as a potential partner!  By our self-help expert and dating coach Dr Pam Spurr If you’re single and dating, or maybe just met someone, it’s confusing about how to tell what a man’s really like. Because we know everyone puts their best foot forward at first. So is he as good as he seems? Sadly you might discover down the line he’s actually not so nice. With hindsight you realise you missed signals showing he wasn’t worth your time.  But now it’s too late, you’ve been hurt or it’s just not been a good experience. Many women tell me if only they’d seen it coming they wouldn’t have… Read More →

Zero Libido?

I’m Too Young to Lose Sexual Desire By our self-help expert and dating coach Dr Pam Spurr In interviews for my new dating guide I spoke to loads of singles about dating and relationships. I was surprised how many singles in their 20s and early 30s struggled with sexual desire. Normally we assume women struggle with desire a bit later in life when they’re juggling careers, mortgages, children and might be in a relationship that’s gone a bit stale. Many younger women felt embarrassed to admit it. But it gave me the opportunity mention the following key ‘life levels’ for them to think about. Check these out and discover what might play into your lack of sexual desire: YOU AND HIM… Read More →

Anti Ageing Gloves

When I was young, I was fortunate that my gorgeous mum passed on a wealth of beauty tips & advice to me, some of which I only really started to understand as I grew older. One thing I’ll always remember her saying was, ‘make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise’ and ‘look after these (rubbing her hands), they’re the first place to show signs your getting old’. Two years ago I became a mum to my beautiful daughter, my hands were constantly in water. I was either washing them, washing her, washing up or washing something! My hands got so dry the skin was splitting! I suddenly realised what my mum was talking about all those years ago, my hands were starting to… Read More →

Signs he’s a commitment phobe

Seven signs he has commitment issues By our self-help expert and dating coach Dr Pam Spurr You’re really into him, things are going well but they haven’t really progressed. You sense he’s holding back but it’s hard to say why. In interviews for my new dating guide THE LAWS OF SISTERHOOD – I heard lots of reasons why guys won’t take it to the next level. From he went through a messy breakup and swore off relationships – to his father had commitment issues. That meant his father was emotionally distant and has left your man finding it hard to get close to you.  The problem is many men with commitment issues don’t let on they don’t want to take… Read More →