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Anita's Wellness Routine


Do one thing at a time


Slow down your skincare


Enjoy the stillness


Use perfume


Understand your feelings


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Anita Bhagwandas

Author: Anita Bhagwandas, Journalist, Beauty Director, Brand & Inclusivity consultant

MA Journalism, Cardiff University

Anita is contributing Beauty Director at Glamour UK. She is a consultant, journalist and speaker based in London. She focuses on helping companies of all sizes- from start-ups, to industry leaders such as YSL and Superdrug- take their brands to the next level with ultra-cool creative direction, future-thinking social media strategy and snappy content.

Anita’s debut book ‘Ugly’ is set for release In Feb 2023. The book will challenge beauty standards and highlight that feeling ugly has nothing to do with us. She uncovers where these beauty standards started, unpicks why they’ve been perpetuated and unmasks how they’re still being upheld. 



  • MA Journalism, Cardiff University

Professional Accomplishments

  • BSME Talent Awards 2020: Shortlisted- Best Print Feature (Glamour, ‘Is Wellness being Whitewashed?’
  • Fragrance Foundation Awards 2020: Category Judge- Best classic scent
  • Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalism Awards 2016: Winner- Best Long Copy Beauty Journalist
  • Anita’s words have appeared in Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and lots more. 
  • As a broadcaster, Anita has been on BBC’s Woman’s hour, BBC’s Asian Network and ITV’s This Morning talking all things race, beauty and wellness.

Affiliations/Memberships/Governing bodies

  • Previous Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire
  • Previous Beauty Director at Stylist and
  • Previous Acting Features Director at Stylist 

Noteworthy work 

  • Debut book Ugly- releasing Feb 2023. 
Gemma Newman

Author: Gemma Newman, The Plant Power Doctor

 A doctor for over 17 years, Gemma Newman has worked in many specialities as a doctor including elderly care, endocrinology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, general surgery, urology, vascular surgery, rehabilitation medicine and General Practice.

Dr Newman's specialist interests are in holistic health and plant-based nutrition as well as lifestyle medicine. In her practice she has come to understand that body, mind and soul are not separate, and that it is only in addressing the root causes of stress and disconnection that we can truly heal, from the inside out.