Hi, I’m Yanar and Brighter Shade of Green is my personal blog about natural beauty, holistic health, ethical style and green living inspiration with side posts in fitness and wellness.
Through my work as magazine writer and web editor I come across brands and people doing great things, treading more carefully on the planet and putting people and environment first so I’m always keen to champion these.
For work, I write the beauty news on Health & Fitness magazine and I’m digital director at Healthista.com a leading website for women’s health. I also run a digital consultancy Trapeze Digital. My editorial portfolio is at yanaralkayat.com.
I’m also a fitness geek and usually training for a marathon (I’m on my fifth) or lifting weights at my Crossfit box. I started Crossfit almost three years ago and recommend it to people of all fitness levels from beginner to athlete. You get to learn new fitness skills, improve your fitness, strength and body shape, and it continuously gives you something to work on and improve which I really believe is the key to sticking to anything. I also love vintage so I’m often rifling through eBay, secondhand stores or charity shops. Cooking, eating and working are my three other loves in life!
Follow my blog by clicking the + sign at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, follow me on Twitter @YanarBeauty. I don’t take sponsored posts so everything I talk about here is because I think it’s genuinely great and worth it.
Thanks and enjoy xx