Month: February 2017

How To Wear : Hi-Waist Slip by Miraclesuit

THE PRODUCT Miraclesuit Sheer Slip. A Shapewear undergarment with double panels for Extra Firm Control designed to flatten the tummy and shape the hips. Made from Nylon, Elastane and Spandex and has a Gusset that is 92% Cotton. Colour: Black (also available in Nude) Size S,M,L,XL,2XL Design and Decoration: Plain. High waist. Double sheer panels. Built in Panty. Elasticated waist. Flat seams and hemlines. With Edge technology designed to create a smooth look under clothes THE PLACE Online retailer of intimate apparel FIGLEAVES THE PRICE £43.00 THE PROMOTION STATES Miraclesuit Look 10 lbs lighter in 10 seconds TSS TESTER SAYS The tester is female with a full figure (size 16 UK). In the morning of the test she put on the slip (size XL 14-16 UK) to trial. She reports that this was not a strain to do and that the sketchiness of the fabric immediately felt comfortably light, figure hugging and secure across the body. Over the top she pulled on a close fitting to-the-knee pencil skirt. The tester reports that the lining of …

A Night at the Circus – Stage Review of CIRQUE BERSERK

Cirque Berserk is an extremely reputable version of a circus troupe touring theatre land and there is much more than just a tipping of the hat to the traditional in their work. Gymnastic, acrobatic, and agility talent is evident in all performances, as well expert timing and the sharp minded actions of trained minds. Much strength and concentration apparent in set skills and it is very obvious how much of a life’s work this is for most. This show will present its audiences with a lot of visual fun wherever it goes. The ‘Berserkers’ are made up of a multicultural array of circus performers mostly from South American and Eastern European countries, also, France, Mongolia and Kenya. Many are similar in their physicality within their individual ethnic groups so the stage had a real feel of the exotic. Supporting acts are the Berserk Dancing girls who hip roll and step left-and-right stage front, while the performers make those all-important stage prop changes behind. I would never wish to be pinned down to a conclusion where …

Pollution and how it affects the skin

We chat to Dr Anjali Mahto, a Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesperson. who explained how pollution can affect the skin: “As skin is your outermost barrier, it is one of the first and largest targets for air pollution. So, what exactly is air pollution? Air pollutants include the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), volatile organic compounds (VOC), oxides, particulate matter, ozone, and cigarette smoke. Prolonged and repetitive exposure to these agents can have negative effects on the skin. Scientific studies in both animals and humans have shown that these components of air pollution can contribute to premature skin ageing (wrinkling, pigmentation spots) and worsening of inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. One major mechanism is via the generation of reactive oxygen species that can damage DNA in skin cells.” She adds “For many of us settled in city life, it is worth thinking about taking extra precautionary measures to protect against noxious chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis. We may not be able to control the environmental factors …

Review of Dark Horse – The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

Image Source : Pixabay There is nothing more the silver screen loves than an underdog story, and the only thing better than a fictional ‘rags to riches’ is a real one. Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance is a documentary funded by the Channel 4 sister channel Film Four, that follows the story of a small mining village community in South Wales who bred a racehorse called, Dream Alliance and went on to astound the racing community. Barmaid, Janet (Jan) Vokes is the woman who started this incredible story. She was inspired to breed a racehorse after overhearing a conversation about raising racehorses while working. After buying a mare and breeding it with a stallion, Dream Alliance was born in 2001. 23 villagers funded the horse’s training and upkeep by forming a syndicate and chipping in a tenner every week. Dream Alliance, after moderate success, won at Chepstow and again at the Perth Gold Cup. The next big competition was to be the Grand National when disaster struck and Dream Alliance sliced a …

Stage Review – What’s in a Name? At Birmingham Repertory Theatre

In this rather fine Peckham home, French teacher, Peter is somewhat fixated with words, names and their meanings and he falls hook line and sinker for brother-in-law, Vincent’s wind-up about baby naming, and so ends up accusing him of being egocentric. Throw the all-seeing, all-knowing minds of their wives (Elizabeth and Anna) into the mix. Plus, a surprise confession by old friend, Carl and that evening of convivial speak and social pleasantries turns somewhat savage – suddenly the gloves are off! Definitely an echo of a family sitcom, with a touch of Abigail’s Party and Absent Friends in respect to being a social get-together which turns into a mighty barney. I like the split thinking of this play’s structure. Firstly, there’s something perpetually fascinating about names. The title immediately gives away the fact that ‘names’ are going to be explored. The other thread is nodding to the fact that people, in their huddles, pass judgement on others, share private jokes about others, and they hide such familiarity and bias from those involved. It is toe …