Victoria Picton (VP) – Chief Editor & Founder of MISS INDEPENDENT WOMAN –

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Hi Girls!
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!
Someone wise once said – ‘love, live & learn together’. Please feel free to follow, connect & share whatever’s on your mind! —— ALL MY INDEPENDENT LADIES HOLLLLLAAAAA!! lol XXX

MIW Interviews Jenny Jones – ‘Woman of the Month’

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 & Cheryl discuss X Factor return

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 →

Lash perfect!

Lashes to lashes !!! Like every girl in the world I want to feel glam with minimal effort and in no time! I want to wake up with no make-up and work out in the gym without sweating my eye brows off….literally!! O.k so the eye brows are a different story & for me beyond help due to over plucking..but one thing that’s equally as important and  frames your face are your eye lashes!!! Whether you’re having a make up free day or planning a special night out,  if you get these luscious features in check you can rest assured your going to look fab no matter what! Being fair haired I have fair eye lashes and unless i’m wearing… Read More →

44 Ways To Kick You Start Your 2014

Experts and SUCCESS readers offer great ideas for turning new year resolutions into accomplishments –  What are you going to do now to make sure you have your best year ever? What one thing will mean the difference in actually achieving your goals rather than chalking them up to yet another year’s unfulfilled resolutions> What can you do to enhance an aspect of your life that you’ve neglected in your single-minded pursuit of that elusive brass ring? Think about it. We asked a host of experts, readers who follow SUCCESS on Twitter and Facebook, and our SUCCESS staff what they will do to kick-start 2010. We got wide-ranging answers, anecdotes and tips. Our aim is to get you thinking and… Read More →

Unique Xmas Gift-Tinkuleles

We’re half way through November and  little glints of christmas are already appearing, as soon as the John Lewis or Coco Cola advert comes on tele you know it’s ok to start getting excited and think about what presents to get people. I must admit personally i’m a bit of last minute shopper and just head for the mall to get the usual high street gifts! However if you were looking for something a little more unique, personalised and fun then you must check this AWESOME invention out!. Introducing Tinkuleles … Tell me more I hear you cry!? Tinkuleles are hand made electro-acoustic ukuleles made from upcycled sweet and biscuit tins using reclaimed hardwood for the necks. Each one is a… Read More →

Choosing The Right Foundation

Choosing the right foundation is an important step while doing your make up ,it is a double edged weapon,it gives  you a great look if you make the right choice but on the other hand it could disguise your natural beauty if you don’t choose the one matching your skin. Oily skin: If your skin is oily the powder and oily free foundation is the perfect choice for your skin, it contains powders that absorb the oils ,reflects a smoothie –matt finish to your face . Dry skin: If you have a dry skin avoid the powder foundation and think about the liquid foundation ,the hydrating powder foundation or sticky foundations, both of them contains moisturising substances that will moisture your dry skin and will make your… Read More →

Plain Jane To Glamour Queen

Who’s That Girl? Like many of us I’m aware that magazines retouch models to create what they perceive as the perfect woman to sell their products! As much as I know this goes on, I don’t tend to think about it when I see this beautiful girl on the cover of a magazine, I just see the image of perfection which leaves me feeling a total Bridget Jones. I can’t help but want that thick long glossy hair, flawless skin, be skinnier, taller or have longer legs, unfortunately I don’t have photo shop! But I bet there is an app available! LOL The reality of it is not even the models in the picture are that perfect, we are all… Read More →

The Story of female DJ Sarah Giggle

It certainly is true that music makes the world go round, but just who is doing the spinning?!  In an Industry heavily dominated by males, MIW wants to know just how it feels to be a female behind the decks! With inspiring female DJ’s such as Annie Mac & radio presenters Fern Cotton and Jameela Jamil, we hope this has encouraged girls to get behind the decks & take on the boys in total DJ domination !! Essex born DJ & producer Sarah Giggle (Yes that actually is her name) has as much charisma behind the decks as her cheeky name reflects! Tipped to be one of the hottest female DJ’s in the UK right now, Sarah has played some of… Read More →

Victoria Picton

Gorgeous Girlies!! Firstly…. Welcome to MIW! My name is Victoria Picton (VP for short) and its my honour to be the Editor in Chief & Founder of Miss Independent / (MIW). Thank you so much for joining us Online, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying your MIW experience or our little Slumber Party as we like to think of it! N.B – THIS SITE IS FOR YOU! WE ARE LIVE!! however, we are still growing & learning so you may find mistakes! please bare with us as in order for MIW to become everything we hope it to be, we will need time and more importantly YOU! Your help, love & feedback is really important to us so please feel free to email with any… Read More →

Lucy launches her own fitness channel

Homemade sushi, avocados and dumbbells: Bikini babe Lucy Mecklenburgh reveals secrets behind killer new figure Lucy, 22, wanted to banish cellulite so underwent health and fitness regime Has launched her own website to share her secrets Makes her own sushi and loves wholegrain foods Follows intense training regime of sit-ups, dumbbell lifts and skipping It’s inevitable following any painful break up us girlies do one of two things, book straight into our hairdressers for an all out sexy hair make over, or hit the gym (this is a better option than hitting the ex! jokes!! I would certainly be prepared to eat cabbage soup every day or even put up with a smelly breath from the Atkins diet if it… Read More →