Delights for diabetics
Diabetes UK is recommending diabetes sufferers take a closer look at their diet this Christmas-time and switch some of the traditional fatty festive fare for the selection of healthier alternatives available on their website. They include deprivation-free recipes for mince pies, Christmas puds and nut roast, squid and prawn skewers, a virgin mojito and spicy roasted chickpeas.
Colour with a conscience
Cult Glasgow salon Blow are now offering semi-permanent vegan hair colouring as part of their repertoire. The Manic Panic cruelty-free collection has more than 40 colours that can be blended in salon to create hues ranging from pastels to rainbow brights. Make this your present to the bunnies this Christmas.
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Bristle do nicely
A good worker is only as good as their tools, so thinks Scottish make-up artist Lynne Mills. She’s launched the Girl Meets Brush 12-piece essential make-up brush set, £85, which includes versions for applying concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, powder and more. If, despite the enclosed guide, you’re still stuck, she can also throw in a full one-on-one tutorial, from £135 (within Edinburgh and Glasgow, price on application if outwith these areas).