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Everything to Know Prior to Investing in a New Couch from Island Trading

Did you know that the average life span of a couch is 11 years? And over that time there is a lot of living that goes on. Consider this, according to research commissioned by Furniture Village, a sofa will see families sit down to watch 3,135 films, 2,299 hours of phone conversations and 1,430 hours spent playing computer games. The sofa is also home to one of our favourite leisure activities: reading, which will log about 2,728 hours – the…


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Headway’s Guide to Clean Beauty

Alison Williams, owner of Headway Hair & Body, shares with us one of her favourite brands, jane iredale, a revolutionary makeup and skincare brand. These products go far and beyond standard makeup: they are reef safe, cruelty free, and ultimately,…


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Bikinis, Martinis and Pillow Talk: The Jet Age Returns to JFK

My iPhone alarm went off promptly at 5:00 a.m. I lazily gazed over my shoulder and greeted the Jet Blue fleet—clear as day, through floor-to-ceiling windows. As the sun rose, I relished the fact that I had slept peacefully under…


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Well Suited: Melissa Leach Launches Protective Swim Line

When former model and fashion industry veteran, Melissa Leach, developed melanoma in her late 20s she struggled to find a way to protect herself from the sun whilst also maintaining her discerning style. Twelve years on, she has established her…


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A Guide to Lightening Your Hair for Summer

Many women (and some men, too!) have a natural desire to lighten and brighten their hair during the warmer months of the year, but for some women, especially those with darker hair, this can sometimes seem like a serious commitment…

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Bring on the Best Brows!

As trends in the beauty industry turn toward non-surgical procedures, which require only minimal commitment but yield maximum impact, micropigmentation has become a welcome solution for those who want to look their best. A cosmetic treatment that improves the shape…