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Woman & Home March 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Woman & home is the UK’s number-one monthly magazine aimed at women aged 35+. Including best beauty advice, fabulous wearable fashion trends, delicious recipes, in-depth health and wellbeing advice, latest looks for the home, plus insightful interviews with celebrities and real women who have achieved remarkable things, W &H’s pages are bursting with irresistible inspiration. And there are also short stories, travel ideas, exclusive offers, competitions and much more besides! With a raft of top writers and stunning photography, W &H is gorgeous, glossy package.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
$10.34(Incl. tax)
$78.71(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello gorgeous!

They say you can’t be it if you don’t see it. Well, how about us? Yes, I’m talking about midlife women. They used to call us ‘women of a certain age’. What a horribly disparaging, belittling phrase. We know we’re older. We’re proud of it, actually. By this time we’ve been through so much, looked after so many people, and we pretty much don’t care about anything – least of all what others think. And yet who among us can say that we aren’t sometimes a bit self-critical? I, for one, look in the mirror and, although I’m fine with the tramlines between my eyebrows, I do wince a little at the sight of my neck. Yet what a waste of time that is! What we need is role models…

1 min
meet our contributors

Freelance journalist ANNA-MARIE CROWHURST‘s fascinating fl ashback on 60 years of feminism is on p50. She teaches creative writing and is the author of The Illumination of Ursula Flight and Badly Behaved Women. Your favourite energy boost? During the last lockdown, I fell back in love with my ancient-yet-trusty bicycle. Whenever I’m flagging, I strap on my helmet and set off on a new adventure. Usually it involves frantic pedalling up and down the hills of Walthamstow. SUSIE DENT is a lexicographer and linguist who, when not sitting in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner, writes and broadcasts about words and language. Her latest book, Word Perfect, offers a word for every day of the year. She writes about the beauty of language on p27. Your favourite energy boost? I am a nemophile –…

3 min
join the conversation!

YEAR OF DISCOVERY Having read about grown-up gap years [January], I wanted to share ours. My husband and I both retired after over 25 years teaching. Finding it hard to live practically in the shadow of where we worked, we decided to take a gap year and move to Yorkshire. So we rented our house out, found a fabulous apartment in York and started to explore the area. I’m writing this as I look out over the wild sea at Robin Hood’s Bay on a cold but refreshing winter’s day, having walked part of the Cleveland Way. Bliss. Karen, by email THE RIGHT CHOICES Like Joan in your January issue letters page, I no longer use any beauty products that are tested on animals. But it is often hard for people to know which…

1 min
best beauty buys

1. Wax on For a full-bodied, fluffed-up look, apply wax to clean brows using upward strokes. It keeps hairs in place. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Clear Brow Wax, £25.30, beautybay.com 2. Three-day tint Paint over brows, leave for up to two hours and peel off. You’ll have defined brows that last for up to three days. Maybelline Tattoo Brow Longlasting Gel Tint, £12.99, boots.com 3. Super serum This comb-through serum is packed with nutrients that strengthen and thicken gappy, sparse-looking brows. Hairburst Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum, £32.99, hairburst.com 4. Pen pal To trace the shape, use the flat tip to sidle along the brow edge, then fill and shade with the wide edge. NYX Professional Makeup Precision Brow Pencil, £9, boots.com 5. Wow powder Powders offer a more natural brow look. This one has three shades to fill gaps and…

1 min
it’s all about you!

@frau_mone, 52, rocks a vibrant orange dress paired with cool black accessories @the_fashionstalker, 49, shoulder-robes like a pro in warm, autumnal shades @mystyleandmore, 53, embraces brights in a knitted dress with statement python-print heels @isabelspearman, 42, turns sidewalk to catwalk in her corduroy @justine_ tabak dress @annacascarina, 47, wears an oversized linen suit – a modern update on a classic look @mimilabesa, 34, matches her handbag to her dress for a winning combination @thefashion stylefile, 41, teams a checked midi dress with on-trend slouch knee-high boots @mademoiselle modeuse, 35, showcases her wild side in bold zebra print Add your pictures by hashtagging #womanandhomestreetstyle or email wandhstreetstyle@futurenet.com to join in.…

6 min
‘i wear my heart on my sleeve’

It’s 15 years since Saira Khan battled it out in The Apprentice boardroom, becoming Lord Alan Sugar’s runner-up during the 2005 series. But in spite of her feisty image, Saira confesses that it’s only since turning 50 last year she feels truly confident in herself. Saira, who regularly posts pictures of herself on social media in underwear as an inspiration to other women to be positive about their bodies, is the daughter of Pakistani immigrant parents, and describes her British upbringing as ‘living through two different lives’. Her father died when she was 28 and her mother, she says, struggles to understand Saira’s reasons for showing off her body. Married to Steven Hyde, with two children, Zacariah, 12, and Amara, nine, she regularly deals with trolls telling her she ‘brings shame on…