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 →
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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
7 Reasons to Stop Proving Yourself to Everyone Else You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already VALUABLE. Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t try. The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. When we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others want us to be, we open ourselves up to realationships, real happiness, and real success. There is no need to put on a mask. There is… Read More →
I love me Campaign / ‘The MIW body confidence boost’ We aren’t always good at feeding ourselves with confidence or celebrating how great we are, sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else. Simply share this video and Tag one of your besties on fb/twitter and tell her two things you love about her, use tags #MIW2thingsiloveaboutyou @MIWmagazine Let’s spread some positivite Girl-Tude and confidence to our girls across the globe !
Abbey Clancy launches her latest stunning collection for Matalan and is the new face of the Reebok’s work out range. When it comes to fashion yummy mummy Abbey Clancy certainly means business, the mother of two who proudly welcomed a daughter named Liberty Rose with her Husband Peter Crouch last month, shows just what an independent Woman she is as juggles family life and her busy career. Abbey designed the 70’s inspired Matalan range which includes some vintage pieces and statement prints, it’s really affordable and is extremely fresh, fun and sexy with an element of “Clancy class!” Abbey 29 is much like any other woman revealing she suffers from body insecurities, so she pays extra attention to her… Read More →
Taking a picture for me was all about capturing a funny moment, where I could look back at the memory and smile! I loved to take photographs of me and my beautiful family and friends. When social media was born, so was the need to seek perfect pictures. I must admit I love to use a filter on Instagram, but with access to airbrushing apps enabling us slim & retouch ourselves to perfection, have we taken it too far? I find myself picking faults at my appearance, I almost didn’t share a beautiful photo of me and my daughter, because I didn’t like the lines around my eyes when I smiled. When did we become so hard on ourselves? Have we really… Read More →
Two Female Entrepreneurs Esta & Hannah prove that a having a ‘Beauty Spot’ really is a sign of true beauty! ‘The Beauty Spot is an online beauty service with exclusive offers for beauty treatments, hair, photo shoots and chauffeur service. Whether it’s a night out, special occasions or weddings the Beauty Spot can provide everything to make you look fabulous’. – Esta & Hannah. So who is the Beauty Spot and why was it formed? MIW’s very own VP went to Weston Super Mare to investigate and meet the ‘female beauty bosses’. Watch the video and see The Beauty Spot‘s MIW introductory piece below. It’s so inspiring to hear of women believing in themselves and following their dreams. Esta and Hannah are both working mums from Weston-Super-Mare,… Read More →