Hip & Healthy do more realistic resolutionsDitching those unrealistic resolutions

Sure, you originally planned that February would see you having knocked 3 minutes off your usual run time, being bilingual in you language of choice AND trying a new hairstyle at least twice a week, but is anything less fun than when resolutions become just another ‘to do’ list? Try reading Hip & Healthy’s brilliant If you do one thing this week… Much more achievable, plus it gives you time to get back to things you’ve always enjoyed. Box sets and the tele? Well, why on earth not!

Don't forget to enter our #bathandunwindnailart competition



Our Laqa & Co. nail art competition

Are you a bit of a dab hand with a your nails? Then this competition is for you! We’ve got two gorgeous sets of Laqa & Co. nail pens (plus a lippie, for good measure!) to give away and it’s really simple to enter. All you have to do is tweet, Facebook or Pinterest us using the hashtag #bathandunwindnailart attaching a pic of your best manicure before Friday February 28th. We’ll be picking a winner and runner-up, and announcing the results on Monday 3rd March. Good luck!


Backstage makeup looks at Fashion Week - images courtesy of Rex Images


New beauty looks at Fashion Week


In need of a little inspiration? We’ll be keeping a close eye on the catwalks in New York, Milan, London and Paris this month to suss out the most flattering new hair and makeup tricks for autumn. Stay tuned for our quick-and-easy edits at the end of each week.


A lovely little line-up of Valentine's treats
Valentine’s gifts (so what if they’re to you…from you?!)

Of course it would be nice if this lovely lot arrived at your office courtesy of a ‘mystery admirer’ but we won’t tell if you treat yourself! Our lovely gift edit is full of gorgeous treats that are all about showing a little love – be it for friends, family, fiance or yours truly.


Lupita Nyong'o - image courtesy of Rex Images

Awards-style makeovers in 30 minutes

Fancy getting red-carpet ready in just half an hour? Blow Ltd in Covent Garden has a brilliant new Beauty Bar that can jazz up your hair, nails or makeup in your lunch break. Perfect when you’re pushed for time.

The Oscars countdown

Yes, they’re still a month away, but with so many fantastic women in the nominations we’re all anticipation. We’ll be keeping a close eye on Lupita Nyong’o – who’s been nominated for best supporting actress – she’s a brilliant in 12 Years A Slave, has serious smarts and has managed to hit the red carpet channeling elegant, individual and stunning EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Selfridges Festival of the Imagination runs throughout February

Selfridges Festival of the Imagination

Pop along to any branch of this iconic store this month and you’ll find an exciting line up of events (including wine-tasting workshops, talks about everything from biofashion, to poetry and plans to build a crystal city) and seriously inspired buys as part of their Festival of the Imagination. Can’t make it there? Look online for film and radio snippets and vote for the next new big thing in retail. Coo!



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