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10 minute Family Workout

Going on holiday is a lot of fun which normally involves indulging in a lot of eating and drinking and very little time to do much exercise. I have recently returned from a fantastic holiday in Thailand with my family, which I can’t really say was that relaxing with each day consisting of activities and sightseeing with my seven nephews and nieces.

Normally I have half an hour to exercise, shower and be ready for dinner after a long day of sightseeing. If you want to keep fit and feel like you are at least doing some type of workout there are always tools you can use in your fitness routine. I find the more crazy the tools the better and more interesting the workout is. You will normally get a few interesting looks along the way!

Hand Towel Hotel Workout in 10 minutes – Stephen Handisides

I decided since the last video i did on ‘How to get a full body workout using your suitcase‘ went down so well i created workout number two which you can do in your home or in a hotel room when travelling.   Its a great 10 minute workout that works out your core using a combination of sliding and suspension training using only hand and bath towels.  It really does work thanks to the creativeness of my fitness trainer Maurizio Tangari from

Enjoy and let me know how it goes!


Business Man Workout

As you know I do a lot of traveling around the world living out of a suitcase.  I try and stay with friends wherever I go as i find it enjoyable and relaxing after a busy day at work.   However I found my fitness training would come to a halt when I was travelling as i struggled to find places to workout apart from going for the odd run.    I started to explore new options such as elastic banks that were light and I could easily fit in my suitcase.  I have found them ok for resistance training but didn’t really feel I worked up a sweat.   Last month I caught up with good friend,  strength and conditioning expert Maurizio Tangari in San Diego who showed me some very cool unconventional ways to get a full body workout just using my suitcase!   Next day I have to say I was sore and worked up a good sweat during this 20 minute mini circuit!   Hope you enjoy it!

Check out more of Maurizio Tangari’s unconventional ways of exercising and working on your core.

He always posts some pretty cool stuff on instagram also @mauriziotangari_ur

Keeping the ‘tache? Here’s how to nurture it..

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So how many of you newly hirsute men have grown accustomed to your moustaches and want to carry on nurturing them?

Moustaches are IN in a big way, but if you’re not confident in your moustache-wearing or moustache-grooming ability, then i have some great male grooming tips on how to grow your perfect ‘tache.

If, like many men, you find it hard to actually grow a decent moustache, here are some tips that may (or may not) help!

  1. Daily massage of the moustache area – helps blood flow to those all-important follicles
  2. Allegedly eggs, sardines, liver and onions and chili con carne apparently contain nutrients to make your hair grow…no harm in trying
  3. Use a good moustache oil or even just olive or jojoba oil to ensure both your hair and skin is moisturized
  4. Style with a beard trimmer – don’t try with a normal shaver… you’ll regret it!
  5. Use moustache wax to keep your ‘tache tidy all day long!
  6. Use toothbrush and boot polish or your girlfriend’s mascara or black eyebrow pencil to lightly brush some tiny lines. This gives your ‘tache the appearance of being more bushy and fills in any gaps!
  7. Hair transplant surgery… yes, it’s a thing and yes you can! If your moustache just doesn’t want to grow, have a look at the options at

Official Moustache styles

While there are many more types than these, the World Beard and Moustache Championships 2007 had six sub-categories for moustaches. Which is the best for you?

  1. Dalí – narrow, long points bent or curved steeply upward; areas past the corner of the mouth must be shaved. Artificial styling aids needed. Named after Salvador Dalí.
  2. English moustache – narrow, beginning at the middle of the upper lip the whiskers are very long and pulled to the side, slightly curled; the ends are pointed slightly upward; areas past the corner of the mouth usually shaved. Artificial styling may be needed.
  3. Freestyle – All moustaches that do not match other classes. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip. Aids are allowed.
  4. Hungarian – Big and bushy, beginning from the middle of the upper lip and pulled to the side. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.
  5. Imperial – whiskers growing from both the upper lip and cheeks, curled upward (distinct from the royale, or impériale)
  6. Natural – Moustache may be styled without aids.

Let me know your creative styles of moustaches and share them on my social media feeds and lets see who takes the “Best Moustache of 2015!”


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Another successful MyFaceMyBody UK Awards hosted at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday.  Everyone dressed for the occasion and excited to see who was going to take centre stage.  It was one of the most competitive years with over 2500 doctors, clinics and beauty brands fighting it out to win one of our most prestigious awards.  The MyFaceMyBody Awards has doubled in size every year with the awards being hosted in Sydney on the 28th November and in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles for 2016.   A number of celebrities attended and gave MyFaceMyBody fantastic exposure in the Daily Mail, Heat and Now magazine.

Have a look at my interview on the red carpet revealing the latest trends within the aesthetics sector.


Best Body Reshaping Procedure

Winner: BTL Exilis Elite – BTL AESTHETICS

Highly Commended: HYPOXI® – Rejuvenate and VelaShape III VelaONCE treatment – Syneron-Candela UK

Best Skin Tightening Treatment or Product

Winner: ageLOC® Tru Face Essence Ultra – Nu Skin

Highly Commended: BTL Exilis Elite – BTL AESTHETICS

Best Home Use Product or Device

Winner: Skinade™ Better Skin From Within

Highly Commended: ageLOC® Edition Galvanic Spa System® II – Nu Skin

Best Anti Ageing Product

Winner: NeoStrata® Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream – Aesthetic Source

Highly Commended: Skinade™ Better Skin From within

Best Anti Ageing Treatment

Winner: ZO® Medical 3-Step Peel – Wigmore Medical Ltd

Highly Commended: Dermatude – Nouveau Beauty Group

Best Cosmeceutical Range

Winners: NeoStrata® Skin Active – Aesthetic Source and ZO® Skin Health – Wigmore Medical Ltd

Highly Commended: Medik8® – Skinbrands

Best Cosmetic Surgery Product or Device

Winner: ARTAS® – Restoration Robotics

Highly Commended: ZO® Post Procedure Recovery System, Surfatrol™ – Wigmore Medical Ltd

Most Innovative Aesthetic Treatment or Service


Highly Commended: FutureSkin DNA Programme – Kate Kerr London; Advanced Skin Therapy

Most Innovative Product

Winner: AQ SKIN SOLUTION – Skin Geeks

Highly Commended: Dr Gabriela Magic Beauty Face Lift Serum and Advanced Molecular Mask – Dr Gabriela Hebe Clinic and Dermagenica

Best Training Programme

Winner: Cosmetic Courses

Highly Commended: Harley Academy

Best Customer Service by a Manufacturer or supplier

Winner: Lynton Lasers Ltd

Highly Commended: HydraFacial UK

Best Customer Experience

Winner: Juvea Aesthetics

Highly Commended: Light Touch Clinic

Best Aesthetic Clinic Northern England, Scotland & Ireland

Winner: Good Skin Days Ltd

Highly Commended: Clinetix Rejuvenation

Best Aesthetic Clinic South England and Wales

Winner: Cosmetic Surgery Partners

Highly Commended: Light Touch Clinic

Best Clinic Team

Winner: Jill Zander Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Highly Commended: Good Skin Days Ltd

Best Practice Manager

Winner: Joanna Koussertari – Meon Face

Highly Commended: Sarona Bekker – Purity Bridge

Best Non Surgical Makeover

Winner: Dr Natalie Blakely – Light Touch Clinic

Highly Commended: Dianne Malanaphy and Emily Leach – Rejuvenate

Best New Clinic (launched within 18 months)

Winner: ProSkin Liverpool Street

Highly Commended: Dentelle

Best Clinic Chain

Winner: Courthouse Clinics

Highly Commended: ProSkin

Best Private Hospital Group

Winner: Spire Healthcare

Highly Commended: Harley Health Village

Best Clinic Website

Winner: Face Cosmetic Clinic

Highly Commended: Jill Zander Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Journalist or Beauty Blogger of the Year

Winner: Vicky Eldridge – Aesthetic Medicine

MyFaceMyBody Awards comes to Australasia


We’re off to spread the MFMB word in Australia!

We’ve been running the MyFaceMyBody Awards in the UK for a good few years now and they’re getting bigger every year, so we thought it was time to spread the word “downunder”, not least because I’m a Kiwi and desperate for some proper sunshine.

So, the inaugural MyFaceMyBody Australasia Awards will take place on November 28 2015 at The Hilton in Sydney.

Our prestigious awards are the only consumer awards dedicated to the aesthetics industry and recognise and reward brands and beauty practices for their product innovation, service and popularity.

Having successfully established themselves in London as the awards to win for aesthetic clinics, brands and practitioners we’re now going to give consumers a chance to vote for their favorite brands, products and services in Australia and New Zealand where the popularity of aesthetics and beauty is sky-rocketing.

What better excuse to spend some time in the southern hemisphere over their summer!

The glamourous awards event, sponsored by Syneron Candela Australia, together with Advanced Skin Technology, DHI Hair Clinics and Advanced Cosmeceuticals, and as with the UK Awards, I’ll be hosting, joined by leading health and beauty professionals, beauty brands, journalists, TV personalities and celebrities.

We’ve got some amazing judges on board too. They’ve been busy whittling down the entries to some top class finalists:

The Judges

The finalists have been selected by a team of exceptionally talented and experienced judges:

  • Jenni Gilbert – SPA+CLINIC Editor
  • Ricky Allen – Vogue’s Roaming Beauty Editor, aesthetics consultant and trainer
  • Michelle Kearney – Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine
  • Adam Downer – Costhetics Managing Director
  • Dr Gabrielle Caswell
  • Jenny Vallance – General Manager of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Tina Viney – President and CEO of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)
  • Charmaine Guest – Editor Headway Magazine (NZ)

If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, please visit the Aesthetic Awards Australia and New Zealand site and vote for your favourite aesthetics products, practices and professionals.