This summer, beauty vlogger Nic Chapman posted a very different kind of video on her YouTube channel Pixiwoo. In it, she shared that she has multiple sclerosis, the degenerative condition that also affected her estranged father. She tells Victoria Woodhall why she refuses to feel sorry for herself.
Wood is peeping out from beneath her choppy fringe, blue eyes dancing with girlish laughter. It seems preposterous that the former wife of Rolling Stones hellraiser Ronnie is now 62 and a grandmother of ten. But since her marriage ended six years ago she's taken on a new lease of life: Jo may no longer be the edgy rock chick she once was, but make no mistake, she's not ready to hang up her leather jacket just yet.
The first day that Victoria Aspinall visited Howletts, the sprawling wild animal park in Kent that she now calls home, the arm of her white Burberry blouse was pulled clean off by an overly amorous gorilla.
When CLARE STAPLES abandoned the LA party scene to enter rehab and became embroiled in a legal battle with her former lover, TV hypnotist Paul McKenna, she found solace in her childhood passion for horses. Now it's her turn to save them, she tells Caroline Graham.
Bobbi Brown Wine Eye Palette (left) is a perfect complement to tartan. £42.50, bobbibrown.co.uk
The new Addison Ross Off The Beaten Track scented candle is inspired by memories of walking in heather and spruce in the Scottish Borders. This lovely, gently peaty aroma is one of ten fragrances in the collection. £25, addisonross.com
Award-winning Scottish aromatherapy brand Beatitude uses oats in every formula. Use Skin Salvation Facial Oil throughout winter to keep irritation at bay and moisture levels up. £13.50, beatitudeproducts.co.uk
Expect an instantly plumper, firmer complexion, as though youve just climbed Ben Nevis, with Omorovicza Oxygen Booster, thanks to nasturtium extracts that help increase the uptake of oxygen in the skin, along with moisturising hyaluronic acid. £85, omorovicza.com
The delicious Gordon Castle bath and body ranges The Herb Garden
Salt Scrub uses natural ingredients including lavender and peppermint grown at the Speyside castle itself. £24, gordoncastlescotland-shop.com