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Music by Magpie • Julia Michaels the Girl Power of Pop Music

August 23, 2017
Music by Magpie • Julia Michaels the Girl Power of Pop Music

Although I may not put pop at the top of my favourite genre list… I’d be a Big Liar if I didn’t admit the truth,  I’m NOT sorry that I love catchy pop music tunes and that I can relate to the lyrics that are so fun to sing along to! I first noticed Julia Michaels when her first single , “Issues” appeared on my iTunes hot tracks list, it basically sky rocketed to number 11 on the Billboard hot 100 in the US soon after its release earlier this year and peaked at number 10 in the UK. Issues…

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Just n Motion • The Importance of Strength Training for Women

August 17, 2017
Just n Motion • The importance of strength training for women

There has been a misconception. Many women think that strength training and lifting weights to improve your physique and strength is a ‘manly’ way of exercising. However, women have made significant strides in our modern day society of being just as capable of matching the demands of modern exercise techniques as men. Women typically used to be characterised by spending 90% of their gym workouts on cardio machines but this has definitely changed. In fact, the way female athletes and active individuals train has changed significantly over recent times. So WHY do strength and weight training? It’s a NO Brainer Ladies!…

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The TOP Female Travel Photographers you need to follow on Instagram

August 15, 2017
Miss Everywhere • The TOP Female Travel Photographers you need to follow on Instagram

#wanderlust Travel photography has always been popular on Instagram, yet never so much as in 2017, when tens of millions of new signups led to staggering growth figures for both the most followed people on Instagram and smaller accounts alike. Travel photographers rejoiced as their work was displayed on a grander scale than ever before, and Instagrammers of all kinds thrived. As we’re celebrating Women’s Month here on Hello Smart Blog, we thought it only appropriate to shine the spotlight on six of the top female travel Instagrammers to follow this year and beyond. Expect plenty of sun-drenched infinity pools,…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Why Vitamin D3 is my secret weapon

August 8, 2017
Tiffany's Tips • Why Vitamin D3 is my secret weapon

Trying to “define” or “sum-up” a woman in a simple term is, well… not simple at all! As women in modern-day life we have to take on multiple rolls and achieve the almost-impossible at times – while still looking good doing it and without even flinching or complaining. During the past months here on Tiffany’s Tips, we’ve learnt all the beauty tips and tricks of the trade on how to get things done and look like a million bucks, but this month I am focusing on what you are putting IN to get optimal results OUT. So, I refer back…

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Music by Magpie • The magical memory of a song

June 26, 2017
Music by Magpie • The magical memory of a song

Have you ever experienced the feeling of nostalgia while listening to music, when one song floods your mind with a memory of a time and place and the people that shared that moment with you? There have been many studies regarding the brain and it’s connection to music, Psychologists and Neurologists have been documenting the effects for years, however I personally believe that this nostalgic feeling is a kind of magic, and emotional reaction I cannot quite describe in words. Memories stimulated by music often come from a particular times in our lives, and predominantly our youth,  Psychologists have called…

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Just n Motion • Balance your way through Winter

June 21, 2017
Just ‘n Motion • Balance your way through Winter

WINTER…that one word that has the ability to disrupt our training routines. However, let us try and beat the winter bug by heating up your exercise program by introducing an awesome exercise modality which is now is known as PROPRIOCEPTION. So what is proprioception or more commonly known as balance? It’s the ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium. Even if a person is blindfolded, he or she knows through proprioception if an arm is above the head or hanging by the side of the body. People who have good body Biomechanics have the…

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Winter Wit • Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

June 14, 2017
Ed Sheehan Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Yip, Carpool Karaoke ROCKS! Upon moving to Los Angeles to host The Late Late Show, English comedian and singer James Corden realised that driving is a way of life in L.A. – Looking for a signature segment for his show, James thought why not roll around the city with some of the greatest voices in the business? And with that, Carpool Karaoke was born. Every single time James Corden delivers another Carpool Karaoke session on his Late Late Show, it makes our day! It all started with an epic Mariah Carey singalong in March 2015. More recently, James has really upped the ante with…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Winter Wonderful 1-2-3

June 6, 2017
Winter wonderful • Smartguy

Winter is upon us BUT this month is all about the lads – and it’s high time we shift the focus a bit to the Smartguys. So because we all know men prefer minimum input, maximum reward I’m going to keep it super simple and easy this season… Here are my Winter Wonderful 1-2-3 tips… the Smartguy edition:   Get Buff, no wait, get A Buff! After working on those beach bodies all summer the last thing we want to do is let it all go to ruin because of those cold, dark winter mornings! Buff headwear might look like…

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Music by Magpie • Autumn means Hibernation Season

May 11, 2017
Best Series Music for hibernation season • Big Little Lies

As the autumn leaves fall softly to the ground and long chilly winter nights are fast approaching, it dawns on me that hibernation season is here. For me winter or hibernation season as I call it means more nights in with fewer social engagements that more often than not lead to a bit of series binge watching. The new age of TV in the form of Netflix, Showtime, Hulu etc. means that even though we are on the opposite side of the world we can watch series episodes shortly after they are released and aired across the globe. Another advantage…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Marvelous Mother’s Day Ideas

May 9, 2017
Marvelous Mother's Day Ideas

All the leaves are brown…, and the sky is grey – mmm ok maybe that’s a bit dramatic! It’s autumn and this season we take inspiration from nature. Take a look around and you will see a multitude of inspiring colours – shades of red, yellow, orange, coppers and browns. All these hues can be translated into everyday wear. Make up, hair, nails, clothes etc take on these colors and are extremely versatile as they can all be mixed and matched together. Staying on the topic of inspiration, this month we give thanks to all the inspirational Moms in our…

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