Our Beauty Ed Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth encourages you to ditch the routine and experiment with hair and nail colour. She also reveals the secret to ridding those pesky stretch marks…
Q.) I never stray from red or pink nails, but, as I’m off on holiday next week, I thought I’d be a little more adventurous, what shades are on trend this summer?
A.) Cool, fresh pastels make great pedicure and manicure shades and are right on trend this season. Go for lilac or icy blue hues on your fingers and softer petal tones on your toes. If you want the colours to be more of a wash, simply apply one coat, or if you’d prefer a more pigmented tone start with a white base before adding your polish.
Q.) If I see another picture of a celebrity mum on the beach with zero stretch marks I’m going to scream! How do these women do it?
A.) One of the key ways to avoid stretch marks during your pregnancy is to keep the skin as hydrated as possible. Julianne Moore, a mum of two, swears by Suki’s all natural Hydrating Body Oil. Slather it on nightly across your stomach and thighs and pour a little into a warm bath to heal and soothe the skin.
Q.) My family are pressuring me to dye my hair with henna for my cousins wedding next month, will it do any damage?
A.) If you’re using pure, herbal Henna it can actually treat the hair very well. Chemical hair dyes can cause permanent damage to the cuticles but Henna sits on the surface and coats the hair, rather than seeping into it. If you’re not too sure about dyeing your hair or you’ve never done it before I would recommend watering down the Henna so it’s less strong and easier to wash out. Remember that it can also stain the skin so have a friend or family member help you apply it. Good luck.