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 →
Victoria Picton (VP) – Chief Editor & Founder of MISS INDEPENDENT WOMAN –
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I am an imperfect obsessive beauty, fashion, music, puppy & chocolate lover. I LOVE LIFE & like many women, I’m on a path to become the best possible person I can be. HERE I will share what I think is BEAUTIFUL, POSITIVE, FUNNY and USEFUL and also share my mistakes and downfalls in the hope you will do the same!
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! Thanks to the internet & late night shopping there’s endless of hours to shop in the lead up to Christmas, however if finding the perfect gift for your bestie/girl friend hasn’t been easy, this might just be the gift to mark the sparkle of your 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 including a pen, the jewellery itself came individually… 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 →
Each month for our Women Inspiring Women feature we aim to find a ‘Woman of the Month’!! This week we had the absolute privilege to interview Olympic Snowboarder Jenny Jones. @jennyjonessnow Jenny has been a trailblazer in the sport for more than a decade and is a three-time X Games slopestyle Gold medallist (one European title, two global). Most recently the Nation proudly watched her success as she won a bronze medal in Slopestyle in Sochi, making Jenny the first Brit ever to win an Olympic medal on the snow! Jenny you Go GIRRL !! So where did it all begin I hear you cry? Our very own VP caught up with Jenny last week, read the fantastic Interview below: VP – Hi Jenny thank you so much for chatting… Read More →
Simon Cowell has reportedly asked Cheryl Cole to return as a judge on The X Factor. The music mogul, who famously axed Cheryl from the US version of the show in 2011, is said to have wooed her back with a butler service dinner over the weekend. “It was just him and Cheryl,” an insider told The Sun. “Simon was offering an olive branch. It was a very civil evening. “She was happy and loved talking about the show. It’s pretty much nailed on that she’ll be back.” Simon, 54, confirmed his own return for the eleventh series of the UK talent show just last week, but has yet to announce his fellow judges. The insider added that Cheryl could be revealed as a returning judge “within… Read More →