Your wedding day is arguably the most photographed day of your life, and getting your makeup wrong can be an expensive and often upsetting mistake. While many women rely on a professional makeup artist for the big day, having booked in for countless trials beforehand, more and more are opting to create their own looks. And with 26 million results for 'wedding makeup' on YouTube, and a further 7 million posts on Instagram, nailing it yourself is getting easier.
On paper, festivals sound like a nightmare. Why would you voluntarily camp in a muddy field without showering for the best part of a week? However, with the risk of sounding as earnest as someone at the Glastonbury Stone Circle at sunrise, I think there’s nothing better than escaping the real world, covering yourself in (eco) glitter and seeing a year’s worth of live music across five days.
Committing to daily meditation can be tough, especially if you find it hard to relax — music can help. The emotional power of music is undeniable. But beyond its well known mood-altering abilities, music also offers a plethora of wellbeing benefits, particularly in relation to tackling stress.
Forget rifling through dusty thrift stores or scouring eBay, vintage shopping is now simply a scroll away. The Instagram vintage community is thriving — and considering the negative environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, this can only a good thing.
Whether it is a quick break pacing the streets of a new city, a week spent horizontal on the beach or a longer adventure, traveling without an environmental footprint is nearly impossible. And it isn’t just the trek you make to get to your final destination: while taking transportation will create high levels of planet-damaging carbon emissions, your on-the-go impact is likely to be greater too.
Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming commonplace in the wellness — and beauty — world. The techniques, ranging from acupuncture to turmeric and jade rollers, are once again finding weight amongst those in search of routines that work, especially in the Western world. In 2016, China exported 15.34 percent of traditional Chinese medicine imports ($526 million) to the United States.