Series: In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell: How do bees help us to stay alive?

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world” – John Muir This week, I’ve seen a number recirculated reports in the media referring to a quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years left to live” – a sobering statement could not be more relevant during our current climate. While this statement may, in fact, be a touch of scare-mongering or even be a sprinkle of click-bait, there’s little doubt that across the globe, bees are dramatically declining in numbers. It’s been reported that around 40% of the US’s honey bee colonies have died, here in the UK, it’s estimated that one-third of our 250 species of British wild bees are declining, with a number of these species already extinct in certain regions across the UK.

Fashion & Beauty

I had a HydraFacial and couldn’t BELIEVE the results…

It sounds too good to be a true: a facial that not only promises to visibly improve the look of skin after just a single treatment, but one that deeply cleans; helps improve the look of pigmentation and fine lines and revitalises dry and dehydrated skin. I give you, the Hydrafacial.

Health & Nutrition

5 Fitness Myths that May Surprise You…

Fitness is hard enough as it is. Whether it’s thinking about getting that bum to the gym, finding the motivation to actually turn up and then still, you’ve got to get the workout done. Misconceptions around fitness make this ordeal even harder and we’re all often left wondering what really is the truth and what is actually a bit off-the-mark. To make your life a little easier, here are a few myth busters that might help you to get the most out of your workout – and some might even surprise you…

Health & Nutrition

The Battle of the ‘Superfoods’

‘Superfood’ – a term used to elevate a mere everyday food in to celebrity stardom (in the fruit and veg world). The rumour on the health-food circuit is that the avocado is being referred to as a brav-acado, kale’s not-so wilted and more veg-don’t-kale-my-vibe and the humble aubergine is more likened to an Auber-genius.

Fashion & Beauty

What 2018’s Beauty Trends ACTUALLY Look Like…

Just a slick of this’ and a ‘dash’ of that they say. Those magazines that make everything so easy; those beauty editors that have tried almost every trend in the beauty rulebook; those makeup artists who can scrub-up any old Dick ‘n’ Harry… anyway, you get the jist. So after reading my regular dose of fashion mag material, I felt the compelling need to truly test some of these pretty perculiar ‘beauty trends’ that have been lurking around within recent months. My main aim is to reveal whether these so-called ‘trends’ can really be pulled off by the average Josephine.