Author: Catrin Jones

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Lifestyle Editor 2017-18

Microbeads have come to light in the past couple years as a potential hazard to the environment. Whilst we all enjoy an exfoliator; the environment is sadly paying a higher price for our beauty needs. These tiny balls of plastic are increasingly filling our oceans and are risking the lives of the creatures that live there. As beauty and environment conscious individuals moving towards banning microbeads will ensure the safety of the ocean and its critters as well as a move towards educating ourselves on what trends we should be ditching for the sake of society. But how these…

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By Faith Elsegood Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) is a term which encompasses that quality of cosy happiness and contentment you can’t quite put a name to. Its’ main characteristics are all things warm, cosy, and charming. In recent years, it has become a fashionable new lifestyle favoured by bloggers and instagrammers alike – a few of whom I’ve left links to below. Hygge is borrowed entirely from Danish culture, from a simpler way of life, a love of the great outdoors, as well as a love for the hearth and home. And I’m sure that there’s nothing more appealing in the…

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By Millie Hicklin November is CRPS/RSD (chronic regional pain syndrome/ reflex sympathetic dystrophy) awareness month, please wear orange in support, my name is Millie Hicklin and I study ocean science and this condition affects my family, this is for my mum who has CRPS. Imagine being in constant pain every day of your life, having a hot poker jabbed on your skin while another is like jamming your hand in a bucket of ice and leaving it there. Wanting to do things with your friends and family but your body won’t physically allow it, and smiling through the pain as…

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Korean beauty has been on the up and we can’t stop our need to follow their beauty tips. With so many products and methods, where do we start? I’ve formulated (and simplified) some of their best loved steps and beauty goodies with the help of Korean beauty and lifestyle blogger Sorabelle.com, Vicky Lee. With an abundance of knowledge on the Korean beauty trend, Lee tells all about the morning routine we should be following for care-free and glowing skin! Step 1: Wash with Water Wash your face with only water, no cleanser. Water works wonders on removing the impurities…

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Camp is a place full of heart. I have worked at a camp in Minnesota for over two years and have given countless hours to help, support and nurture every unique camper that comes. Camp relies on volunteers and donors, as it is non-profit; like many across America. It caters for children and young adults of all categories and was founded on the idea that everyone should be able to be themselves. Whilst working in America, I have been able to develop my career goals and support network, but unknowing to myself I have been diagnosed with the ‘Camp’…

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As first semester begins to take its’ toll, it’s easy to begin to stress out about lectures, seminars, assignments, group projects, etc, etc, etc. Rather than letting all that stress overwhelm you, follow these tips to help you chill out and wind down. 1. Take a walk There’s nothing better than fresh air filling your lungs, especially in autumn when the air is brisk and chilly. Take a walk down to the pier and back again, or maybe across to Anglesey, if you feel like it! There’s nothing to chill you out and perk you up like spending a few…

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Sleek Makeup has teamed up with Ditch the Label on a campaign against makeup shaming. Perhaps it is an area you did not think people could discriminate against, but it is and affects the lives of many who have a passion for expressing themselves through the art of makeup. As the makeup industry continues to expand with new trends and techniques there has been a rise in makeup shaming. ‘My face. My rules’ aims to recognise and prevent the shaming of how we choose to define our own beauty. The campaign aims to liberate those who choose to wear makeup…

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Every year September marks a worldwide campaign to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and challenge the stigma that surrounds it and Dementia. Launched in 2012, Alzheimer’s Awareness Day is September 21st and continues to get people talking about the debilitating disease. Research suggests that 2 out of every 3 people around the world have very little or no understanding of what dementia is and its effects. Despite the growth of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month there are still many issues to overcome globally and we must continue to work towards reducing the stigma, and correctly educate those who do not understand. Last month…

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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna was a highly anticipated collection of foundation, contour sticks and highlighters released in September. Fenty Beauty has become popular for its extensive colour selection. Rihanna’s range was created for all skin colours boasting a selection of 41 different shades of foundation and 30 shades of skin sticks. By targeting all skin colours, all undertones, from all countries it is easy to see why Rihanna’s collection is sought after by many. Many brands have a minor colour assortment and dismiss the diverse world that we live in. Fenty has released some of the lightest, the darkest, and…

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