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Out of Hundreds of & Other Stories Dresses, These 27 Are the Best
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Out of Hundreds of & Other Stories Dresses, These 27 Are the Best

If there's one thing we can't get enough of (and you've probably noticed) it's dresses. Be it for day or night, they serve as the ultimate no-hassle outfit solution that always looks like you put in way more styling effort than was actually required. Choose them correctly and you have a lifelong partner and a reliable fashion friend you can call upon in times of need.Dresses certainly aren't in short supply this season, either. From slinky slips to puff sleeves, we see so many brilliant options on a daily basis. However, there seems to be one overriding factor here: Many of our favourites come from the same store.We've long been fans of & Other Stories, and it seems the brand has significantly upped its dress game for summer 2021. However, with 260+ frock options currently on its we...
Out of Hundreds of Zara Dresses, These Are the Ones I'd Buy This Summer
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Out of Hundreds of Zara Dresses, These Are the Ones I'd Buy This Summer

Thandi wears a now-sold out knitted dress from Zara's summer collection.I feel like I know Zara's collection like the back of my hand—many an hour is spent studying the IRL and virtual rails of this Spanish high-street store's vast stock offering in order to bring you the tightest edit of what's actually worth buying. We all know Zara can knock it out of the ballpark when it comes to both classic, timeless pieces and trend-hitting ones, but (like any affordable retailer) there's a lot of sifting to be done when it comes to separating the fashionable wheat from the less-than-favourable chaff.Right now, Zara is on a roll across multiple categories. Its shoe collections are out of this high-street world levels of excellence, but there's also a fabulous selection of capsule wardrobe pieces ...
I've Tried Hundreds of Sunscreens, But This New SPF Is Hands Down My Favourite
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I've Tried Hundreds of Sunscreens, But This New SPF Is Hands Down My Favourite

While I think that the importance of wearing SPF is pretty universally known by now, it doesn't take away from the fact that a lot of people still avoid using it on a daily basis. It might well be the only product that actually protects our skin from sun damage—including the resulting pigmentation, dryness, fine lines and potentially something worse—but I'll admit that it's hardly the most luxurious of skincare products to use. In fact, some are downright horrible to wear. While I now wear sunscreen religiously every single day (I've heard too many horror stories from dermatologists to skip it), I actually avoided it entirely for years for fear that the traditionally thick and greasy SPFs would clog my pores and exacerbate my breakouts. However, facial sunscreens have come on leaps and ...
I’ve Tried Hundreds of Nude Lip Products, But These 2 Are the Best for Dark Skin
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I’ve Tried Hundreds of Nude Lip Products, But These 2 Are the Best for Dark Skin

From my late teens to my twenties, as my penchant for beauty started to develop, there was one brand that became my go-to for pretty much all things makeup: MAC. From their iconic Studio Fix Fluid Foundation with a sweep of a Mineralize Skinfinish for my base to a bright flush of colour on my cheeks courtesy of Fever powder blush, so many of my staple products were from there. Understandably though, as I started to work in the beauty industry, my product selections widened and my daily makeup routine begrudgingly had to diversify. However, there's one thing that’s never deviated from MAC in all this time and that's my favourite nude lip combo. Why? Because MAC make some of the best nude lipsticks in the industry.As a dark-skinned woman, the term nude often boxes us out. The ‘perfect nud...
I’ve Tried Hundreds of Sheet Masks, But These 15 Are the Best
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I’ve Tried Hundreds of Sheet Masks, But These 15 Are the Best

When it comes to controversial beauty products, sheet masks are pretty high up on the list. They're expensive, usually one-use and are viewed as more of a quick-fix approach to skincare by skin experts who recommend sticking to consistent, ingredients-led routines for the best results. However, as a face mask fanatic I just can't give up the joys they bring me. They're indulgent, fun to use and feel like a treat—particularly during a time when, let's face it, we should all be finding pleasure in the little things. And I know I'm not alone. A quick search on Instagram results in over 950,000 images with the sheet mask hashtag. After all, an undeniable allure of this skincare product has to be its selfie appeal.Putting the fun factor aside for a moment though, do sheet masks actually work...