BODY Confidential left no stone unturned when it came to investigating the city's popular (and at times bloomin' bizarre) beauty, health, fashion and lifestyle trends in 2014. It had meant getting stuck in, getting our hands a little dirty and our faces covered in slap. Our writers got tattooed, lasered, intimately waxed, felt the burn in countless exercise classes and interviewed interesting characters in the health and beauty world. Phew.
We've rounded up some of the best articles 2014 for you to look over before we prepare for another jam-packed year.
Forget dare to bare. Jo Milligan dares to wear…a burkini
L'Oréal Blackett braves one of the UK's hardest workouts for one month
L'Oréal Blackett thinks Oldham Street is a better fit for this vintage superstore
L’Oréal Blackett finds her love of smizing is to blame for the city topping the selfie leaderboards
L'Oréal Blackett ends her dating hiatus and tries the dating app you're all curious about...
L’Oréal Blackett ventures onto unknown territory and gets a spray tan with ST Tropez’s celebrity tanner in Selfridges.
The fashion designer unveiled her new collection
Niamh Spence tests out the purse friendly eyebrow tint and threading on the high street
L'Oréal Blackett gives 'under-bum' shorts a firm NO while out spying festival style
L'Oréal Blackett witnessed the bloody cosmetic treatment that reduced Kim Kardashian to tears
David Blake joins Beckham, Clinton, Clooney, Murray and Giggs with a 45 minute bargain blast at Yoga Express
L'Oréal Blackett talks 'breast styling', seduction and feeling untouchable with the lingerie tycoon
L’Oréal Blackett weighs up diets and the detox debate with Deansgate's Fruit Exchange.
Make-up artist Frankie Noone provides some spooky inspiration
Nutritionist Clare Jones on why experts are ruling sugar as 'food enemy number one'
L’Oréal Blackett joins Shaun T and 700 fanatics for the UK’s first Shauntervention
Niamh Spence considers a teetotal lifestyle with Soberista Lucy Rocca
Niamh Spence describes the true process of semi-permanent facial tattooing
L'Oréal Blackett faces the fear and gets pruned at City Spa Escapes in Spinningfields