A decade in beauty: 5 beauty trends of 2005 that thankfully died

Ah, 2005. We remember it well. Rihanna released her first album, Chihuahuas were Hollywood’s hottest accessory, and we rocked chunky highlights and wire chokers.  Those were the days! Things were very different in the beauty world too. Was it better or worse? We’ll let you decide for yourself with a look back on the five beauty trends of 2005. 1. Getting so tangoed you looked like you were slathered in paint Pale and interesting was not the go-to of 2005, for most girls. Everybody wanted that sun-kissed glow, even if they lived in a country where it rained more often than not. And the idea seemed great - in theory. It wasn’t the need for tan that was a problem, it was how girls were going about it. Because you're worth it. Shop-bought shimmering instant tans were all the rage, but tanning mitts were not. Instead, everybody tried their hand, literally. The “best” way to cover up the streaky bits was to slather on more tan. Let’s just say the results were less than perfect. Thankfully as time has gone on, most people have realised that tan is best left to the professionals with a spray booth and a firm...
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How to get yourself out the door in the morning in 20 minutes flat

You get to a point in your life where even the thought of having more than 20 minutes for yourself in the morning seems smug and unrealistic. God what you wouldn’t give for another ten minutes to snuggle your pillow! So if you’re one of the lucky ones who has more time than that, enjoy it. But for the rest of us with kids to make breakfast for, traffic to dodge or a mountain of work on your desk to sort, you’re probably desperately in need of a quick and simple morning routine.   So here it is: our top tips for getting you out the door in twenty minutes flat. Regular weeknight maintenance means less to do in the mornings Twenty minutes, when spent well, is actually plenty of time to get ready. But the trick to having a twenty minute routine is to do as much as you can before the timer starts. Preparation is key. And the more “maintenance” you do for yourself, the less there will be to do in the mornings. That means having your eyebrows done so that there’s less product needed to make you look like Cara Delevingne, your hair washed the night...
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How to select a uniform for your body shape

We hear so much about choosing party clothes to fit and flatter your body, but we never hear much about how we can dress for our regular 9-5s. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian and your job requires you to wear a booty-huggin’ body-con, that advice can only help us so much. With this in mind, we’ve had a look through our uniform collection and given thought to which pieces are most flattering for each body shape. Body shapes - a quick guide While there's lots of talk around what phrases we use when describing body types, the old go-to is fruit - and an hourglass! The four most common descriptions are: Apple - this is for the ladies out there with a chunkier midsection and a wide bust. Pear - wider hips and a slimmer top section makes up the pear. Banana - long and lean. Hourglass - the 'Marilyn Munroe' symmetrical shape, with a curvy bust and hips.   Beauty tunics for apple-shape This is probably the most common body shape, with women tending to carry more weight on the mid-section. A flattering style for people with this body shape is something that will cinch at the narrowest part of...
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Infinity/Pontella – Luxury French performance fabric. Highly modified polyester filament that gives the wearer the ultimate in long-term performance. Unrivalled colour retention, excellent size and shape stability. Inherent wickability – transfers odours away from the body.   Available from stock in Black, White & Red. For large orders alternative colours can be discussed.     Linen-Look – This fabric has been designed specifically for the beauty industry. It has all the pros of linen and none of the cons. It has a natural look and texture. The lightweight fabric is ideal for the humid Spa environment.  It does not crease while wearing. A highly durable, high performance fabric.   Available from stock in Brown, Beige, Moss Green, Winter White, Purple, Grey     Combed Cotton – 100% Combed Cotton on the skin for optimum comfort of the wearer. The inside is a jersey for softness on the skin. 100% Natura on the outside for long lasting colour fastness. Non shiny aspect and vivid aspect.   Available from stock in 200gram White & Black
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