Health & Beauty

Johana BaldellaApril 12, 2017


 It’s that time of year again, the denim shorts are at the ready, along with a multi coloured raincoat and the all-important wellies… it’s festival season! For many, festivals involve days on the trot of boozing, eating calorific irregular meals and way more dancing than shut-eye. For those who want to stay even slightly on track to staying healthy, what can you do?


1. Dance proof your feet with the right shoes 

“Choosing the right shoes is extremely important. Make sure there is enough room in the front of your shoes (the toe box) to wiggle your toes freely – this is really important and not just for comfort. If the shoe is too tight here then you put yourself at risk of compression lesions, such as corns and callous. Your longest toe should finish about 15 – 20mm from the end of the shoe (roughly the width of your own thumb).

Also, before you head to your favourite DJ slip Carnation Tip Toes Gel Cushions (£4.49, and Independent Pharmacies) into your shoes for extra comfort,  “These invisible gel cushions will help to alleviate pressure, providing padding for your shoes,” explains Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist at Carnation Footcare.


2. Rise and shine with a downward dog

Before you head to a stage in the morning, do a spot of yoga. “The movement of yoga will help to increase blood flow to all parts of your body, but importantly, your liver. The more blood that passes through, the quicker your liver can detoxify the alcohol. The sweating will help to eliminate the toxins through your skin. However the sweating can make the problem of dehydration worse, so ensure that you drink plenty of water at the same time!” says Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at SuperfoodUK, the online shopping destination for all things health and wellbeing.

3.  Avoid sugar, before, during and after

‘Before, during and after drinking it’s best to avoid sugary foods and drinks, as alcohol consumption tends to play havoc with energy and blood sugar control. It’s better to focus on protein and unrefined carbohydrates, which release glucose slowly. Say no to caffeine and spicy food that can not only worsen the dehydration, but also irritate your stomach,’ explains Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar.

If you’re struggling not to be tempted by sugary snacks try Slissie. Slissie (£39.99, is the first of its kind as it delivers curb-craving flavourings that instantly help you resist snack temptation. Slissie releases tasty, appetite-suppressing flavours, from vanilla to chocolate, which can help you resist eating things you know you really shouldn’t.


4. Dance to the beat with festival feet 

If wellingtons are your footwear of choice, so you can dance your way through the mud, Carnation Silversocks (, £12) are a great option for eliminating odour and reducing rubbing. The thermodynamic sock is made with pure silver fibres that, as well as keeping feet at a comfortable temperature have anti-microbial and anti-odour properties. The yarn systems allows a greater amount of moisture to be drawn away from the feet so those 250,000 sweat glands would have to be working overtime to leave you with damp tootsies.


5. Watch what you eat!!

“Try to avoid burnt barbecued meat in particular, as this is likely to make any hangover worse!  Look for meals that come with a good amount of salad or other vegetables, or try to get in some fresh fruit between meals – for fibre and vitamin C.  Take with you some protein-based snacks, such as nuts and raisins,” says Shona.


6. Sleep well


“To make sure you sleep as much and as well as you can, stop any alcohol a few hours before you go to bed and try to give yourself time to wind down before hitting the pillow.  I’d also recommend taking KalmAssure Magnesium Powder, by Natures Plus (£24.50, This is a naturally chelated magnesium which is very easy to absorb and easily delivered to the tissues,” suggests Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.


7. Stay hydrated

“Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day, to help maintain energy levels and a clear head, and because dehydration will only worsen the effects of any alcohol you drink later on!” says Shona.


8. ‘B’ energised


“B vitamins are helpful to reduce tiredness and fatigue. To make sure you’re getting your daily dose take Quest Vitamins Once A Day Energy B & C (from £5.32, before you go to boost energy levels ready for the festival and continue taking it to keep fatigue at bay,” suggests Cassandra.





9. Combat chafing

“Chafing occurs from friction, so when thighs rub against each other or shoes you’re wearing start to rub your heel friction is caused, which can then lead to chaffing. Friction worsens with heat, humidity and perspiration so if you’re working up a sweat you may be prone to chafing, which can range from rashes, to burning to blisters. To soothe the skin I would suggest using a quick dry formula, such as the What Skin Needs Balm (£9.99, which uses a blend of natural ingredients, including aloe vera which will help soothe the skin and prevent irritations and rashes from developing,” explains Cassandra.




10. Get fruity with it!

The water and mineral content of fruit will help to rehydrate you and put an end to your hangover headache. Opt for berries, “They are rich in antioxidants and offer protection from free radicals, which are considered another cause of hangovers,” says Cassandra.



Jeff ArmstrongMarch 18, 2016


The National Film Academy has today announced it’s partnership with leading pioneer Liquid Beauty Supplement Gold Collagen as sponsors of the Best Actress category at the prestigious 2nd annual National Film Awards. Gold Collagen received great reviews when it was first introduced to guests attending the NFA’s (2015) last year and this year the brand have strengthen their commitment by acquiring the naming rights to the Best Actress category. Nominees for this year’s Best Actress 2016 include;
Marion Cotillard (Macbeth) , Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) , Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) , Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) , Natalia Tena (Residue) , Freema Agyeman (North v South) ,Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) , Natalie Emmanuel (Fast and Furious 7), Louise Brealey (Containment) , Daisy Ridley (Star Wars- The Force Awakens)

This year’s 2nd annual National Film Awards 2016 for the UK takes place in London, on the 31st of March 2016 . British film, stage and television actress, Helen Mirren is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

GOLD COLLAGEN® is a unique liquid beauty supplement designed to nourish skin from the inside out. It’s been designed to fight the early signs of ageing to promote a beautiful, younger and healthy looking appearance of skin, hair and nails. Developed by MINERVA Research Labs and European scientists, GOLD COLLAGEN® is a patented sugar-free blend of hydrolysed collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to create a liquid beauty supplement with maximum effect – one shot of GOLD COLLAGEN® is up to 20 times more effective than using a topical collagen cream or collagen pill. Developed on the back of a growing demand for those looking for a more natural, effective and reliable solution to anti-ageing, this ready-to-drink, wonderful tasting liquid beauty supplement is impressive on its own but can also be taken to enhance an existing skincare regime.

Collagen is a major structural protein in the skin. It plays a key role in providing the structural scaffolding for cells, tissues, and organs but it also gives skin strength and durability and is responsible for the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin. As we age, the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin gradually decreases which causes dehydration in the skin and a dull complexion which adds to the signs of ageing. The unique hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid combined with the highest quality bioactive collagen peptides contained in GOLD COLLAGEN® offers the ultimate in skin cell regeneration and hydration, resulting in increased smoothness, softening the appearance of fine lines and decreasing the appearance of wrinkles in six weeks.

VIP Guests attending the 2nd annual National Film Awards will get to sample Gold Collagen first hand. For more information on Gold Collagen. Vsit:

Jeff ArmstrongFebruary 26, 2016


Metcalfe’s Skinny are delighted to be the official sponsor of the Best British Film 2016category at the 2nd annual National Film Awards taking place on the 31st of March 2016.

Nominees for this year’s Best British Film 2016 in association with Metcalfe’s Skinny include;Rise of the Footsoldier II, Spectre, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Kingsman (The Secret Service), North v South, Macbeth, A Royal Night Out and Absolutely Anything.

The partnership comes at a poignant time for the much loved popcorn brand. Having secured major listings in the last year, Metcalfe’s skinny currently has the largest distribution of any ready to eat premium brand in cinemas across the UK.

VIP guests and attendees at the National Film Awards 2016 will be able to sample Metcalfe’s Skinny’s latest innovation ‘Cinema Sweet’ on the night. Made with natural stevia extract, this product is the first of its kind and has 67% less sugar than all other sweet varieties on the market.

Metcalfe’s skinny has always been known for innovation since Julian Metcalfe first bought Sweet and Salt popcorn to the UK market 7 years ago. Whilst Sweet and Salt is currently drives 72% of the value growth in the popcorn market, industry insiders hotly tip this new product to disrupt the category in a big way, whilst the drive and demand for healthier options continues to soar.

Managing Director of Metcalfe’s skinny Ltd Max Rees said:“Popcorn and movies go hand in hand so naturally we are delighted to be sponsoring ‘Best British Film 2016’ at this year’s National Film Awards. Congratulations to all nominees. We look forward to sharing our range with guests on the night as well as finding out who the winners are!”

Metcalfe’s skinny is on a mission to create and innovate delicious tasting popcorn products.

Metcalfe’s skinny innovates with light and crispy butterfly popcorn delicately seasoned in a selection of simple, 100% natural and delicious flavour combinations. The team scour the globe allowing them to continue to create inspired, first to market, unique popcorn products that cater for all tastes and snacking occasions. 

Metcalfe’s skinny is currently the fastest growing premium popcorn brand with the widest national distribution to customers in the UK with further exciting export plans in the future pipeline.  They pop with gusto for the country’s leading supermarkets, retail and convenience outlets and top wholesalers.

To learn more about the wide range of delicious Metcalfe’s skinny products, please visit

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Annie PalmerFebruary 3, 2016


For couples looking to avoid cliché ideas of romance, Health and Fitness Trave, the leading experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide, share 5 of the best cultural wellness adventures for Valentine’s escapes. Combining cultural tour discovery with wellness retreat recovery, these healthy escapes offer everything from city tours and cooking classes, to zip-lining and volcano hikes. Showing couples different ways of celebrating the day with their partner, discover sites from the cities of Italy to the rainforests of Costa Rica, and set hearts racing with the ultimate Valentine’s Day experiences.

Costa Rica: Discover Recover
Escape for a Valentine’s Day to remember by exploring the stunning tropical rainforests and unspoilt coastlines of Costa Rica. From guided tours of the city of San Jose and a visit to an authentic coffee plantation, to white water rafting and zip-lining through a volcanic national park, you will love the adventures you share together on this exciting cultural adventure. Before heading home and back to reality, recover at a beachside wellness retreat with refreshing surfing lessons and rejuvenating yoga classes in an open-air yoga pavilion.

Italy: Discover Recover
Delve into a cultural wellness Valentine’s escape in a country famous for cities steeped in history, awe-inspiring architecture and mouth-watering cuisine. Experience Rome as a local and discover authentic flavours with a culinary tour of charming local eateries. Explore with a bike tour through the streets of Rome or Florence and sample the finest in Italian gelato, before discovering the beauty of the Chianti region during a wine tasting tour. Recover in luxury at a choice of wellness retreats, from spa breaks in Lombardy, to golf escapes in Tuscany.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891) offers 10 nights in Italy from £1,960pp. Price includes a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

Bali: Discover Recover
One of the most popular islands in the Indonesian archipelago, escape on a Valentine’s adventure to the idyllic island of Bali. From jungle and rice paddy treks, to volcano hikes and guided village cycling tours, there is no end of exciting ways to keep active and explore the island together. Continue to explore local culture during visits to sacred temples and experience Bali’s famed monkey forest. Recover from your adventures in one of five luxury wellness retreats, with therapeutic spa treatments and revitalising wellness activities, including yoga, Pilates and meditation.

Turkey: Discover Recover
Crossing two continents, where East meets West, Turkey offers a unique fusion of cultural influences for a Valentine’s escape. Discover Istanbul’s stunning Ottoman Empire architecture and stroll through the vibrant bustling Grand Bazaar, or head further afield to explore the breath-taking waterfalls of Antalya and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. Recover at a choice of luxury wellness retreats, with reviving spa treatments and wellness activities, from beach jogging to personalised yoga.

Morocco: Discover Recover

Discover the diverse culture of this exotic country before unwinding on a romantic healthy holiday beneath the Moroccan sun. Ideal for culture loving couples, marvel at snake charmers on a guided tour of Marrakech, explore the Atlas Mountains on a mountain bike tour, or learn traditional cooking methods on a cookery course. Once you’ve both sampled the country’s rich culture, recover from your adventures at a luxurious wellness retreat. Choose from a range of holistic spa treatments, learn to surf or practice yoga with sunrise and sunset sessions in the beach front pavilion, for a rejuvenating end to your adventurous Valentine’s escape.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 offers 10 nights in Morocco from £1,620pp. Price includes a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

Annie PalmerJune 11, 2015


She’s up daily at 2.30am, on air by 4am then running 8 miles back to her home to look after her 3 year-old-daughter for the day. As a busy Heart FM radio presenter, runner and mum, Jenni Falconer never compromises on her active lifestyle and keeping fit.

Jenni, 39, developed a strong interest in sport from an early age as a keen hockey and tennis player in school. She recently ran her 5th London Marathon in under 4 hours, after committing to a gruelling training schedule consisting of boot camp sessions and long distance running at the weekends.

Her love for running began during her time of reporting for GMTV on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here in Australia. She did 6km everyday and carried on with her training once back at home.

Jenni says: “One thing I’ve learnt through running is to do a thorough warm-up and cool down to ensure I get the most out of my workouts. As part of my cool down routine, I massage my legs with Nelsons arnicare Arnica Cooling Gel directly after a run – particularly after running long distance. My daughter even helps me apply it sometimes, and it’s also great for her if she falls over or bumps her knee. She calls it ‘magic cream! ”

Following an injury in 2013, when Jenni obtained a form of shin splint due to running in ill-fitting trainers, she made a full recovery and is now fitter than ever, carrying out around five hours of exercise a week. She also really enjoys indulging in her favourite dishes, and even had a pizza named after her at her friends’ Italian restaurant.

Despite her love of food, Jenni makes sure her family regularly eats healthily.

“I’m not the best chef so there’s nothing complicated about my diet. We have tuna or salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli. I do like a glass of wine or champagne though. I think I appreciate it more with motherhood.”

This summer, Jenni will be presenting programmes on the Blenheim Palace Triathlon and the London Triathlon, having recently taken part in the London Triathlon as part of a team running event.

Jenni Falconer is a fan and ambassador of specially formulated, Nelsons arnicare Arnica Cooling Gel which is ideal for massaging into muscles following physical exertion, or to revive tired legs after being on your feet all day. It is non-greasy and easily absorbed by the skin, combining the natural benefits of arnica with the refreshing sensation of grapefruit oil and menthol to cool and soothe the skin.

Annie PalmerApril 10, 2015


Nicoccino thoroughly enjoyed sponsoring and presenting the Best Action category at the prestigious National Film Awards 2015. Congratulations go to winner of the Best Action category, The Guvnors.

Michel Bracke, CEO of Nicoccino, comments: “Nicoccino had a fantastic night sponsoring and presenting the award for Best Action at the National Film Awards. Nicoccino is perfect for smokers with an action packed lifestyle and when you are caught in an environment that you can’t smoke, such as the cinema! This innovative product offers an instant, discreet and powerful alternative to smoking whenever, wherever”.

Delivering instant satisfaction anywhere, anytime, Nicoccino is a new product that has just launched in the UK. Simply placing one of the Nicoccino films underneath the upper lip and onto the gum, where it will sit securely and dissolve, enables a transfer of nicotine – offering smokeless satisfaction within minutes.

Made using natural ingredients and developed in Sweden – world leaders in smokeless nicotine products – Nicoccino offers an instant nicotine sensation, with thousands of people also using the product as an aid to quit smoking. Whether on a train, in a plane or at an important business meeting – Nicoccino is discreet enough to be used wherever you are and offers a pure nicotine experience.


Annie PalmerSeptember 2, 2014


Little Miracles are a beautiful blend of organic tea and super fruit juice with carefully selected panax ginseng and acai in its purest form. It is the perfect pick-me-up morning, noon and afternoon and what better place for a little miracle to happen than at annual 4th National Reality TV awards show and with over 1.3 million TV fans nominating and voting for their favourite TV shows, production companies, and more. Guests will be able to sample the juice that is destined to be the name on everyone’s lips. Little Miracles will be sponsoring the Most Inspiring TV Show 2014 and the Best Reality TV Judge category with nominees including ; Will -i-am (The Voice) (BBC1) , Bruno Tonioli (Strictly Come Dancing) (BBC1) , Kimberley Wyatt (Got To Dance) (Sky1) , Naomi Campbell (The Face) (Sky Living) , Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off) (BBC2) , Karren Brady (The Apprentice) (BBC1) , Alesha Dixon (Britain’s Got Talent) (ITV1) , Len Goodman (Strictly Come Dancing) (BBC1) , Peter Jones (Dragon’s Den) (BBC2) , Kylie Minogue (The Voice) and Nigella Lawson (The Taste).

Nominees for the Most Inspiring TV Show sponsored by Little Miracles include;The Call Centre (BBC3) , Child Genius (Channel 4) , The Big Reunion (ITV2) , The Apprentice , The Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4) , One Born Every minute (Channel 4)
Mary’s Silver Service (Channel 4) , Dragon’s Den and Educating Yorkshire.

Now available in over 20 countries, Little Miracles bottles are sold in the very best convenience stores, gas stations, gyms, cafe’s, deli’s, trains, airlines and supermarkets.
Previous NRTA winners, BBC’s The Apprentice also battle it out with Dragons Den who are both nominated for a record x5 nominations . Both shows are up for the heavily contested Best Entertainment Show, Best Business Show , Most Inspiring TV Show.
Sherrie Silver ( Sponsorship & Partnership Executive of IEG Global / NRTA )commented “Little Miracles is one of the exciting new fresh beverages to launch in the UK for sometime. The brands ethos of enthusiasm and providing a drink based on great taste, great quality, reasonable price , good design and packaging is why we are proud to introduce it to our NRTA audience and our future IEG Global events”.
This year over 1.7 million reality TV fans took to the official NRTA website to cast their submissions in 20 categories from the beginning of January. Voting officially commenced on on the 19th of August 2014 and will end on the 20th of September 2014. The winners of each category will be announced by Actress and TV Presenter, Louise Gookey at the prestigious awards ceremony taking place on the 22nd of September 2014 at the Porchester Hall in London and will be televised for broadcast on Sky 192 in October.

Click here for more information on Little Miracles

Jennifer SaninJuly 14, 2014


The Scarlet Spa in Cornwall is a relaxation haven, aiming to make you appreciate living more than ever. Post-treatment relaxation pods hang from the ceiling and the rooms are dimly-lit by lantern light. The spa is just by the sea, so enhance your experience by going out to listen to crashing waves on the Cornwall beach and watching the starlight. Don’t worry about being cold; there’s a log-fired hot tub outside. No worries…just drift away.

The Scarlet Spa has been nominated this year for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards in the luxury spas category. You can vote for them from the 19th of July 2014 here.

Jennifer SaninJuly 14, 2014


A richly decorated, spiritually soothing spa with over forty treatments to choose from, SenSpa is located in the gorgeous verdant atmosphere of New Forest. Their philosophy focuses on the balance of mind, body and spirit, using a mix of Eastern and Western influences to design their treatments. They have their own organic therapy range of products to pamper and enhance each of their customers’ skin and soul.

SenSpa has been nominated this year for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards in the luxury spas category. You can vote for them from the 19th of July 2014 here.

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