Arm’d for Summer

Arm Workout At this time of year, spring’s here, summer’s coming; so out come the vests, sleeveless tops and little strappy dresses and thus showing your arms off. What I inevitably find in turn, is that the number one question to me revolves around “toning the arms”. Well, first of…

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The Green Goddess Smoothie

Green Goddess Or Should I Say Green Goodness Smoothie A smoothie serves as a great breakfast or the perfect snack to help get you through the day. Or they can be used to replenish energy and nutrient stores after a tough workout. In addition to their virtually limitless versatility, smoothies…

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Yoga: Sun Salutations

Yoga:  Sun Salutations   1.Start by entering your body, connect to your breath-the sacred flow of life within you. Long smooth inhales, releasing any tensions with smooth, full exhales. Standing in mountain pose – tadasana (hands at heart or by the sides palms forward) 2. Inhale arms over head, ribs…

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Nine

Nine 

By Jane Shepard Director: Coral Tarran Unchained Theatre Company Currently on at Drayton Arms Theatre Macabre as it might be, I think we all have moments where we wonder how we would fare with being imprisoned. What would I do if I was trapped in a cell and the…

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Alcohol in Skincare

Alcohol in skincare is one of the more confusing issues when it comes to the question “is it good or bad for my skin”. Firstly, thankfully there are good alcohols. These are called fatty alcohols and are listed as Cetyl, Cetearyl, Stearyl or Behenyl alcohol. These alcohols bear no relation…

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Are You Training Too Much?

What is too much training? When I was in the grips of the bulimic stage of my eating disorder, I was at university. I would hit the gym twice a day, every single day, with the goal to burn off as many calories as I could. I would run for…

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Chocolate Orange Easter Cake

Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Easter Cake for the chocolate orange cake 360g self raising flour 100g cocoa (sifted) 300g unsalted butter 360g golden caster sugar 4 medium eggs (preferably room temperature) 2 tsp orange extract (optional*) 240ml whole milk 2 large oranges (zest and 80ml of the juice) * I…

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Bee Prepared for Lovely Skin!

All Natural Skin Healing Balm Recipe with Beeswax & Propolis I’ve been a Celebrity Make up Artist for the past 11 years. 
During my career I have worked with many different clients both in and out of the public eye, ranging from Prime Ministers to pop stars. 
But for me…

Happy New Year!

We just want to wish you a Happy New Year and we hope you are wishing the New Year in positively with plans for pursuing your dreams in 2019! If you are in need of some uplifting inspiration then check out articles from Karan Dennis who can help guide you…

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Food Issues?

Hello, I’m Rosie, and I’m going to be doing a few posts here for  Those London Chicks. The main purpose behind my pieces will be to bring some awareness to eating disorders. To help dispel some of the stigma behind them, and to provide a little Internet hug to anyone out…

CHICKS children’s Charity!

CHICKS is a national children’s charity, providing free, week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from all over the UK.  Established in 1992, CHICKS has provided a much needed break to nearly 15,000 children aged 8-15. The children come from a variety of backgrounds. Many are living in poverty or are…

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Brows to be defined by!

Beautiful brows What makes the perfect brow: Shape? Size? Texture? Length? Each to their own girls, everyone’s brows can be beautiful these days with all of the wonderful new products and treatments available to us all. What determines the brow method you choose? Is it price, convenience, quickness, skills required…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

“Pumpkin pie spice? What’s that?” this London Chicks said as I flicked through recipes seeing it crop up again and again. Is this some new fandangled spice? NO. No it is not. It is basically several of our favourite autumnal spices that someone has cleverly re marketed as pumpkin pie…

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BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

Pistachio Almond and Lime Muffins

Ingredients for Pistachio, Almond and Lime Muffins 100g pistachios 120g (gluten free) flour 50g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder (gf) 175g unsalted butter (room temperature) 175g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 limes (juice and zest of both) 25ml almond milk (or whatever milk you…

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Ingredients For Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins for the muffins 100g unsalted butter 220g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 220g self raising flour 125ml whole milk 100g fresh strawberries (roughly chopped) for the cream cheese layer 180g full fat cream cheese 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp caster…

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Many women, after the birth of their first child, ask why no-one told them what childbirth would really be like. Actually, most couples have no filter when it comes to recounting their birth stories to expectant mothers, but like all profound experiences – war, love, bereavement – until you…

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Earl Grey Shortbread

Ingredients for Earl Grey Shortbread 6 teabags of Earl Grey Tea 360g plain flour (+ a little extra for dusting) 1/2 tsp salt 250g unsalted butter (room temperature) 125g caster sugar (+ 1tbsp for dusting) makes about 26 Earl Grey ShortBread slices line/grease at least 2 baking sheets 1) Cut…