5 BEAUTY HACKS YOU NEED!

We all have our little must-haves and beauty tricks we can’t live without, here are a few super easy hacks I think we all could be using…   BE SLICK! Hair Serum, no big news right? Except it’s not for your hair in this instance! Serum is THE BEST leg shine moisturiser for perfect pins on…

THE 5 MINUTE FACE!

Before we begin, let me just add this is not a sponsored product review, but rather a woman who needs at least 4 more hours in every day sharing a new-found must-have time-saving beauty product with her sisters… BENEFIT you have done it again. Your latest range of eye and lip products are PURE GENIUS.…

Are we Close to Curing Cancer?

Saturday was of course World Cancer Day and with very few us untouched by the heart-breaking effects of this disease it’s never far from our minds. It was with great excitement therefore that I heard about a recent, massive, breakthrough in a clinical drug trial… Christies Hospital in Manchester has reported to the world this week that…

Know Your Hormones…

We hear it ALL the time;  ‘I can’t stop crying, I must be hormonal!’, ‘ I’m covered in spots, it must be hormones’, ‘We had such a massive row but I blame the hormones’. In fact, it’s become common terminology to refer to someone as being ‘hormonal’. Seems to me that hormones have a lot to…

A Model To us All

I was really heart-warmed by a story on breakfast TV today… At first I thought it was a simple promotional interview with the child of a famous Footballer who has been signed by a Model Agency aged 12. If anything my first thoughts were negative because (whilst as a parent I try not to be judgemental;…

#SMEAR FOR SMEAR!

There is nothing more important than raising awareness for silent killers like Cervical Cancer – did you know that this is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week? (Jan 22nd-28th). Did you also know that there is a campaign going around (remember the make-up free selfies?) to highlight this cause? The Smear for a Smear campaign asks that we…

To Detox or Not?

In a week where social media is completely awash with images of healthy, fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free meals, diet plans, fitness regimes and very little else – are you one of the many who decide to undo the festive damage with a detox? Like most things in life, where there is up there must be down,…

Reiki Rocks!

Suzanne Elizabeth Prince shares her love of Reiki with us…. I’ve lost count how many phenomenal experiences I have witnessed through Reiki, It’s so incredibly gentle yet powerful beyond measure. Hands on healing has been around since the beginning of time, Reiki is a form of energy healing that supports a person on so many levels. As…

Cold Sore Cures!

If you suffer from these miserable little blighters then you will know how important it is to be vigilant at this time of the year. Every time I am even slightly run down or ill I can be sure that a sneaky little blister will work its way onto my lip or nose and bam,…

THE BCS WAY

BCS (Bloody Common Sense!) Hi, I am Irene Estry and you may or may not know that I am actually the inspiration behind this very website! Haha! I planted a seed one summer’s day during a very inspirational chat with my friend Donna. We thought -wouldn’t it be amazing to have a place where we…

MINDFULNESS DECONSTRUCTED

Okay so we hear a lot about mindfulness these days and how it’s great for reducing anxiety, combating stress and increasing effectiveness. Sounds great right? I don’t know about you but whenever I start to read up on this subject I become slightly overwhelmed…visions of deep meditation during those quiet moments of the day (what’s…