Lifestyle 

Between Seasons Beauty

Autumn is now fast approaching, and although I’ll be sad to say goodbye to the longer, warmer days of summer, autumn is by far my favourite season, and certainly poses fewer beauty challenges than it’s predecessor, with its make-up melting sunshine, and hairstyle sabotaging humidity, however we still need to navigate through that awkward in-between phase where were not quite sure how many layers to wear or whether we’ll be needing sunglasses, an umbrella – or both! The changing and often unpredictable weather conditions, combination of switching between air-conditioning and…

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Top Travel Beauty Tips For A Happy Holiday

After much anticipation, the summer holiday season has finally arrived! Now, whilst there’s no doubt about the many benefits that taking a well earned break from our busy day-to-day lives affords our minds and bodies, unfortunately travelling to our dream destination can be a nightmare for our skin and hair. But, there are things you can do to help prevent or minimise any travel beauty troubles, and get a head start on your holiday glow! Here are my top travel beauty tips for a happy holiday: Before you go, pack…

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Lifestyle 

Dreams Can Come True…

Shama Zulqurnain was born on 11 August 1977 at Boundary Park Hospital Oldham. Raised in a traditional cultural Muslim family, faith was an important factor whilst growing up as her ancestors were from the Dina District of Jhelum, Pakistan. Her father was from Dina and her mother was from Jhelum when they arrived in England as teenagers and eventually married in Oldham. Shama has a unique story. A story of love, hate, betrayal, cultural differences and religious interpretations. This is Shama’s story… (Final part). Gradually my marriage improved but deep…

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Events Lifestyle 

Meet some animals at Bradford Industrial Museum

Young visitors to Bradford Industrial Museum will get to handle small animals and reptiles at two special sessions over the summer holiday. There is an animal theme at the Bradford Council-owned Eccleshill Museum over the summer season with two exhibitions – ‘Beastly Machines’, animatronic animal inspired sculptures by artist Johnny White and ‘Animal Attraction’ which uses items from Bradford Museums and Galleries collections to look at our relationship with animals in the past. The Zoolab sessions complement these exhibitions and take place in the Animal Attraction gallery space. Visitors will…

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Health & Diet Lifestyle 

Want softer skin? Think lanolin…

Recently the ever-glamorous actress Joanna Lumley has attributed her decade-defying skin to a budget friendly beauty product that can be picked up on the high street for as little as £1.29 a pot. The skin savior in question is Astral Original All Over Face and Body cream. Instantly recognisable by its classic blue packaging, this marvelous multitasking moisturiser has been earning its place in bathroom cabinets across Britain since the early 1950s! So, what is the secret of this longstanding, low-cost skincare stalwart’s success? My guess would be that it’s…

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Food & Drink 

Mother Hubbards launches in Wakefield

Attention all fish and chips lovers! The famous Mother Hubbard’s fish and chips diner has recently opened another branch in Wakefield. This is the fifth diner that the chain has opened, after the initial successful launch on 4th January. Established in Bradford in 1972, Mother Hubbard’s is a name that is synced with traditional fish and chips. The newly opened store boasts modern wooden interiors which create a clean, natural look. The diner also has ample seating and standing space, to cater to your needs. The diner has remained true…

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Lifestyle 

Aakash Restaurant: Passion For Excellence

Bradford is known around the world for its diverse range of food and the quality of restaurants in the city. Arguably one of the most famous restaurants in Bradford and beyond, the Aakash Restaurant in Cleckheaton, is known as the largest Indian restaurant in the world and has now opened its doors every day of the week. Built on a reputation for having a passion for excellence, both in the food they serve and the service they provide, their world famous five course Indian buffet, prepared by 5-Star Chef’s, offers…

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“My Family Totally Disowned Me”

Shama Zulqurnain was born on 11 August 1977 at Boundary Park Hospital Oldham. Raised in a traditional cultural Muslim family, faith was an important factor whilst growing up as her ancestors were from the Dina District of Jhelum, Pakistan. Her father was from Dina and her mother was from Jhelum when they arrived in England as teenagers and eventually married in Oldham. Shama has a unique story. A story of love, hate, betrayal, cultural differences and religious interpretations. This is Shama’s story… (Part 4). Gradually my marriage improved but deep…

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Digital Reflections: How technology is taking a toll on our skin

Over the past few months I have been spending an increasing amount of time working at a computer, and like so many of us living in these technologically driven time, I am racking up a serious amount of screen time on a daily basis. But, when one day recently I realised that I had been concentrating so intensely on my work that my focused expression had tipped over into full blown scowling territory, it got me wondering what effect that could potentially have on my face over time, and what…

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Featured Lifestyle 

“My Husband Never Supported Me”

Shama Zulqurnain was born on 11 August 1977 at Boundary Park Hospital Oldham. Raised in a traditional cultural Muslim family, faith was an important factor whilst growing up as her ancestors were from the Dina District of Jhelum, Pakistan. Her father was from Dina and her mother was from Jhelum when they arrived in England as teenagers and eventually married in Oldham. Shama has a unique story. A story of love, hate, betrayal, cultural differences and religious interpretations. This is Shama’s story… (Part 3). My relationship with my family and…

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