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7 Low-Effort Makeup Looks I’d Like to Copy and Paste From Instagram
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7 Low-Effort Makeup Looks I’d Like to Copy and Paste From Instagram

It’s been a long time since I’ve worn makeup (aside from dabbing a little concealer under my eyes for early morning school drop-offs that is). With almost a year spent working and staying home, you would be right to assume that my makeup bag has started gathering cobwebs in the corner of my bathroom. As someone who never used to leave the house without wearing mascara and lipstick, I have rather missed my makeup!While I predominantly turned my focus to skincare in 2020—which is certainly not a bad thing—this year I’m officially ready to liven up my visage with makeup again. Because the reality is a little makeup makes me feel strong, confident, and ready to tackle the day—even if it's just a simple look. In fact, easy, low-effort makeup looks are what I’m all about right now—something t...
I Speak to Skin Experts Every Day, and I’d Never Use These 5 Products
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I Speak to Skin Experts Every Day, and I’d Never Use These 5 Products

There’s no doubt that the world of skincare is totally confusing. Something that is heralded as a skin saviour one day could be lining bathroom bins the next. The truth is, there is simply so much information out there, it’s tough to know what to believe. And although attempting to cut through the noise is my job, I must admit it’s not easy. With new ingredients and product launches basically every day, trying to find a way to consolidate all of the conflicting information and make some sense of it all can be mind-boggling.Luckily though, whenever I’m feeling confused or overwhelmed, I have a whole directory of skin experts on hand to turn to. From dermatologists and surgeons to aestheticians and facialists, I can always rely on the best experts to deliver the cold-hard facts – because ...
I’m Not Into Valentine’s Day But I’d Be Happy With Any of These Gifts
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I’m Not Into Valentine’s Day But I’d Be Happy With Any of These Gifts

What a year the month of January has been. If, like me, you feel completely fatigued by it all, and you can't believe Christmas was only a mere five weeks ago, then I have some good news—it's almost Valentine's Day! No, wait, come back. I know that this particular day isn't really something people like to celebrate. Personally, I usually ignore it, and not just because I've been married for a while, but because I think it can seem a bit exploitative. Why celebrate the people you love in your life for one day, when you could, technically, do it all year? But, the year is 2021 and I will take any excuse to celebrate something. I turned to the Who What Wear Facebook group So... Should I Buy This? and they confirmed what I'd been thinking: this year is the one to do something special on Val...
Out of All the Beauty Launches in 2020, These Are the Ones I’d Repurchase
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Out of All the Beauty Launches in 2020, These Are the Ones I’d Repurchase

It’s safe to say that the past year has turned the beauty industry on its head. Throughout my time as a beauty editor, I have written countless product round-ups, advising people what beauty products are worth their time and money, but never has that job been harder than it has been in 2020. The reality is, the past 12 months or so have dramatically changed our beauty habits.At surface level, we have changed the sorts of products we’re buying (it’s definitely been a year of self-care), but beyond that, we’re also keen to make sure our money is being put to good use. We have waved goodbye to frivolous spending on products that don’t live up to their promises and instead are on the hunt for products that actually work. And this has been a particularly difficult moral to stick to as of lat...
13 Loungewear Sets I’d Love to Wear This Winter
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13 Loungewear Sets I’d Love to Wear This Winter

What's the difference between a tracksuit and a loungewear set? Well, precious little, to be honest. My opinion, however, after a short analysis of available loungewear, is that there are a couple of differentiating features. Firstly, loungewear is never something you'd work out in. Secondly, it's generally more luxe. Okay, you might find that hoodies are a consistent feature across both, but with loungewear, they nearly always come in expensive fabrics such as cashmere or wool. Finally, while tracksuits are often on the bolder side of the rainbow, with loungewear, I prefer to stick to muted palettes. Give me a beige, cream, or grey, and if you prefer something a little sharper, opt for navy or black. Right now, there are plenty of chic loungewear pieces available, so whether you're loo...
Byredo Makeup Is Finally Here, and It’s Just as Beautiful as I’d Hoped
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Byredo Makeup Is Finally Here, and It’s Just as Beautiful as I’d Hoped

I am by no means a creative when it comes to my makeup. Not through lack of trying, of course. It’s just that I really don’t possess the skills to produce works on art on my own face. Not only do I have a terribly unsteady hand (I’m messy and clumsy by nature), but I really don’t have the patience to spend hours experimenting with different colours and shapes. Like so many others, I like my makeup to look natural, understated and take approximately five minutes to apply. When I first heard that Byredo (one of my favourite fragrance brands) was releasing a makeup line, I could barely contain my excitement. The brand is well-known for its super-chic, understated but inexplicably cool unisex scents, and the bottles have graced the most stylish of Instagram feeds for the last few years. Bec...
Shania Twain: I Thought I’d ‘Never Sing Again’ After My Lyme Disease Battle
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Shania Twain: I Thought I’d ‘Never Sing Again’ After My Lyme Disease Battle

Shania Twain ain’t no quitter, but her tough experience with battling Lyme disease did bring on its challenges. Stars Who’ve Battled Lyme Disease: Justin Bieber, Bella Hadid, More Read article “There was a long time I thought I would never sing again,” the country singer, 54, said on ITV’s Loose Women on Monday, August 17. “It took years to get to the bottom of what was affecting my voice, and I would say probably a good seven years before a doctor was able to find out that it was nerve damage to my vocal cords directly caused by Lyme disease, and I was just out horseback riding in the forest when I got bit by a tick, a Lyme tick.” Twain added, “You start avoiding speaking on the phone, you start avoiding going to places that have ambient noise where you have to ...