Given my strong feelings on the benefits of nursing, we often joked I'd never stop, but eventually the time came to draw our nursing relationship to a close. And after that wonderful and nostalgic last nursing session, I was surprised to notice several "benefits", a few great things that we couldn't have done before. More »I stopped breastfeeding my toddler and saw benefits
So, if you are going to gorge yourself on Easter eggs, try and do it all in one go and at meal times. Easter is often a time for massive family meals and even more massive hangover breakfasts. More »How to stay healthy over Easter
Is it just us, or did Easter used to be more, well, fun?Maybe it's because we're too old for Easter egg hunts, or because nobody's around to stop us eating Mini Eggs from February, but we've lost our enthusiasm for the holiday just a touch.Of course, there's always the fact that it's a Bank Holiday to cheer us up. ... More »Three of the best Easter cocktail recipes
Photos of Lady Gaga's Versace campaign before they were retouched have been found and released on Twitter. Think of the children! Oh no wait, did people actually think Gaga's skin was that shiny and her hair fell just so over her arm? Please. Take a look:Regardless of the drama, we're pretty sure she still looks great. The singer was announced as the new face of Versace back in November when she arrived at the American Music Awards upon a fake white horse, wearing a purple dress from the designer's SS14 collection. ... More »Lady Gaga in Versace bags advert photoshop drama
Avoid fake tan disasters with our step-by-step guide to applying self-tan like a golden glow expert. Lots of brands are launching 'darker than dark' tans this season, but if you want to look natural, forget the trends and pay attention to your skin tone. More »How to apply fake tan properly
So you've packed the pork pie, rolled up the blanket and you are ready to head off on your summer picnic. One problem, where do you go? Never fear, the team behind National Picnic Week have travelled up and down the country to find the best spots to park up and enjoy some outdoor snacking. And their number one place for a picturesque picnic is the stunning Barafundle Beach in Pembrokshire (pictured). ... More »Top 15 spots for a beautiful picnic in Britain
Kelly Brook's Summer 2014 bikini and swimwear collection has officially hit New Look, with fashion trends including nautical stripes, florals, polka dots and heart print taking centre stage.All bikinis come in real bra sizes so you can be sure of support, while the tops and bottoms are sold separately too, solving all those disproportionate body shape dramas. ... More »Kelly Brook makes bikini shopping for big boobs easy
Mums in the spotlight are nearly always slated for going all out to shed pounds after having a brand new bundle. It's no wonder since the last thing most new mums want to do is start a strenuous sesh at the gym.But stars like Drew Barrymore and Kristen Bell are just two of the celebs who've rebelled against going crazy to get back into shape.Instead they're shedding the baby weight but losing it gradually and healthily. Let's take a look, shall we...CELEB MUMS HEALTHY WORKOUT ROUTINESTHE BEST CELEB WORKOUT 'HEALTHIES'THE BEST CELEBRITY BIKINI BODIESMORE ON GYM BAGLOTS MORE ON HANDBAG.COM More »How celebrity mums lost their baby weight the healthy way
It's coming up to bikini body season and we're all looking for that quick fix, so is protein the answer?High-protein diets first became popular in the 1970s, made a comeback in the '90s thanks to Atkins diet and now are doing the rounds on the diet circuit yet again.What did protein diets mean once?Extreme protein diets were based on eating lots of protein, (meat, eggs, etc) but no carbohydrates. Initial weight loss is good - up to 6kg (1 stone) in the first week but, unfortunately, this is made up of mostly water loss, not fat. ... More »Do high protein diets work or are they unhealthy?
Our first-time-mum blogger is feeling broody already! More »New Mummy Blog: Is it time for another baby?
Andrew Garfield Gets In Trouble With Girlfriend Emma Stone For His Comments on Femininity - EXCLUSIV …Yahoo Lifestyle - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 14:15 BST
It’s a hot topic after actress Kirsten Dunst suggested being feminine meant staying at home cooking and cleaning. And actor Andrew Garfield certainly brushed a few feathers with his views on femininity as he got into a heated debate with girlfriend Emma Stone recently. More »Andrew Garfield Gets In Trouble With Girlfriend Emma Stone For His Comments on Femininity - EXCLUSIVE
It's not out until later this year, but The Fault in Our Stars is already hotly anticipated.Lucky for us, its main star Shailene Woodley gave us a sneak peek when she unveiled the first clip from the film.Now don't worry, this one won't have you reaching for the tissues. It's the scene where August Waters, played by Ansel Elgort, invites Hazel Grace over for a movie, only to ruin it by pulling out a cigarette. ... More »First look at Shailene Woodley in The Fault In Our Stars movie
After Vogue Italia made people reel with their 'Horror Story' fashion shoot about domestic violence, we take a look at some of the other fashion spreads that have shocked the world. More »Shock Tactics: 9 Of The Most Controversial Fashion Shoots Of All Time
Despite 88% of men thinking women were demanding when it came to the type of engagement ring they wanted, 58% of women said they didn't want their partner spending over a month's salary on their ring. What do you think? More »Men spend less than two weeks' salary on engagement rings
When it comes to choosing between boozing and doing your washing, drinking wine in day old pants wins every time. A new bar that does your laundry while you get drunk hopes to cash in on that fact. Introducing The Wash House. It is quite simple really, you drop off your dirties, take a seat, drink beer and eat grilled cheese sandwiches, maybe meet a nice chap, and then collect your freshly tumble dried clothes. Can someone also do this at the Post Office please? Queuing at that place is the worst. If you don't like beer (weirdo) the Wash House also does coffee and Champagne. Fancy pants. ... More »Drink, date, do your washing at new laundrette bar
Khloe Kardashian's been working really hard lately since her recent split from hubby Lamar Odom and she's looking looking seriously hot for all the graft.The star instagrammed a vid of her latest workout with Gunnar Peterson using exercise prop of choice, the resistance band.Celebs like Karlie Kloss, Miranda Kerr and Jessica Biel have all dabbled in resistance band training which makes us want to try it out immediately.Watch the video:Why is resistance band training so good?The workout tool can aid fitness dramatically by adding extra weight to the workout. ... More »Khloe Kardashian reveals benefits of resistance band workouts
We sometimes joke we put on weight just by looking at cakes, but it seems that we're not too far off the mark.A new study by pshychologist Alia Crum, at Columbia Business School in New York suggests your mind can affect your metabolism.The 'milkshake study' involved giving the same 380 calorie milkshake to a group of people. We're down with that.Half of them were labelled as having 620 calories, the other 140 calories.Those who thought they were drinking a fatty drink saw their hunger levels drop three times faster than those with the 'healthy' shake. ... More »How you can trick your body into losing weight
Fashion fans, sportswear enthusiasts, general clothes wearers - get excited about the new collaboration between Adidas Originals and fashion designer Mary Katrantzou.Known for her vibrant and vivid digital prints, celebrity favourite Mary K is the latest designer to hook up with a high street brand, joining the hype currently surrounding Alexander Wang for H&M, and Roland Mouret for Banana Republic.Details are still thin on the ground, but Adidas Originals announced the news today with this pretty enticing tweet. More »Adidas Originals to collaborate with Mary Katrantzou
Why we love this black leather backpackAlthough this bag won't work for Stella McCartney's veggie fans - it's real leather - it definitely hits the spot in terms of style.A classic shape and minimal distractions, this bag's got all the makings of a Givenchy number, without the near £1000 price tag.This bag comes with instant cool points. ... More »Buy It On Your Break: Rihanna style black leather backpack
First the nose ring, now Kendall Jenner has upped her fashion shocking ante at Coachella wearing a 'I have no tits' jumper. Twitter is showing a lot of love for the bold statement. Probably because it is awesome: More »Reclaim your body with Kendall Jenner's 'no tits' jumper
What is Aqua Manda Purse Spray?Perfumer Christopher Collins' Aqua Manda fragrance first made it's mark on the beauty scene in the 60s and 70s. The vintage fragrance is now back, hurrah, in a handy handbag size bottle.Why do we love it?Full of feel good essential oils and herbs (mandarin, ginger, lavender, patchouly, cinnamon, eucalyptus, tarragon and juniper berry) it's a truly carefree scent for summer. ... More »#HandbagHero Aqua Manda handbag perfume
Then Vera Wang's edgy new Spring 2015 bridal collection should be right up your street. If you're feeling particularly bold, why not wear this crop top wedding dress with tulle skirt? The line also includes simple and classic Vera Wang wedding dresses. Vera Wang was quick to say the line isn't exclusive to brides, "these dresses can be worn for anything. More »Would you wear a crop top Vera Wang wedding dress?
© Getty - Handbag Taylor Swift has come over all Kate Middleton with her latest shopping choice.The I Knew You Were Trouble singer is living by the old adage, if you love something, buy it in every colour.Like Kate Middleton and her Alexander McQueen coats she has made in various colours and fabrics, Taylor has a new D&G bag.She has been carrying the same black Dolce number for some time now and it seems it was time for a beige addition.With her demure clothing we reckon she could be the KMid of the pop world.Although, Kate probably wouldn't wear something as sexy as this. ... More »Taylor Swift takes style tips from Kate Middleton?
A new study from the University in Canada has found that our brain's peak at the age of 24, and it is all downhill from there. If you're feeling sluggish, take a look at these easy ways to keep your brain sharp. Regular aerobic exercise may be the single most important thing you can do for the long-term health of your brain. While overindulging can make the brain sluggish, too few calories can cause distraction, confusion and memory impairment. More »10 ways to improve your memory and boost your brain
We spend hours taking photos of gorgeous bags we spot on the street for #HandbagSpy, but now embedded chips mean you could instantly buy items you stalk someone else wearing. A new digital initiative will take online shopping into the real world, as embedded chips containing the product information means anyone with the app can pick up the info and instantly purchase someone else's outfit. However the chip has another use as soon everyone will know where your handbag really came from, meaning you'll be able to tell if that Chanel bag is actually a fake. ... More »New shopping app reveals if your designer bag is fake