Unfortunately, loss of identity and being a new mum seem to go hand in hand. Yet, considering the tornado like change a baby brings, it’s really not surprising.
Now that I have a two year old, relaxing beach holidays don’t exist. They didn’t really exist before to be honest, not with a husband who, not dissimilar to my two year old needs constant entertainment. But while pre-children I might have squeezed a couple hours of R & R, today it’s impossible. Or so I thought. Step forward Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall.
Move over contouring, this season it’s all about strobing. The key to faking a more youthful looking complexion, strobing is pretty much the opposite of contouring. Where contouring is about creating the strong chiselled look of Mrs Kardashian-West, Strobing creates a dewy shimmy more youthful looking glow. It’s the perfect cover up for stressed out post-summer skin, plus unlike contouring it’s very easy to master.
I think I must follow at least five members of the Bodyism team on instagram. I’m not a stalker or anything; I just find their accounts brilliant #fitspo.
Iodine, in specific iodine deficiencies have become a hot topic of late, thanks to its strong link to impaired mental function, fatigue, thyroid problems, high cholesterol and depression.But did you know that severe lack of iodine during pregnancy is also one of the leading causes of brain damage in the developing world?
Looking to workout for the first time since giving birth? I joined forces with mummy fitness haven Slice Studies to show you 4 simple moves that you can do in the comfort of your own home to ease yourself back in to exercise.
If you’re Instagram obsessed like myself, then you may have already stumbled across barrecore.
Ok, I know power walking doesn’t have the coolest of images but it really is the most brilliant form of cardio. Not convinced, check out my 10 reasons why you should take-up power walking.
I first discovered fitness sensation Kayla Itsines while researching social media influencers just over a year ago.
There’s always that big debate around supplements. Do they really work? Are they a waste of money? Well yes, sometimes they are a waste of money and sometimes they don’t work but choose the right supplement and it can be a great addition to a healthy diet and active lifestyle, increasing energy, muscle tone and general wellness.
Being a mum, I often don’t have time (and if truth be told can’t be bothered) to play around with different makeup looks, so instead I rely on a selection of everyday makeup essentials to help take me from ‘just out of bed’ to ‘polished’ in under 10 minutes.
Giving birth to my son Shiloh in June 2013, at the age of 29, was by far the most rewarding (and the most excruciating) thing I have ever done. Better than getting those ‘A’ grades at A-level, better than seeing my magazine on the shelves in WHSmith and dare I say it (sorry husband) better than my wedding day.
I’m Alicia Irvine-MacDougall and welcome to Editors Beauty, Beauty & Fitness for Bump & Beyond.
Before you read on I would like to clarify 2 things.