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In the spirit of Halloween and all things magical, here’s introducing the all new Harry Potter make-up brushes. Storybook Cosmetics have only gone and created the ‘Wizard Wand’ brushes. The set consists of five brushes made of synthetic hairs with metal handles created in the style of the wands of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore and, of course, Lord Voldemort. Currently retailing for around £45 and arriving in a custom velvet pouch for safe-keeping, the estimated arrival date is December 10th, which means it’s just in time for Christmas. Not only this though, the brand are also…

What better way to wow this Valentine’s Day than copying some of the hottest celebrity looks from the red carpet. As well as giving you that Hollywood glamour, they are surprisingly easy to pull off… Go Nude Jennifer Lopez is renowned for her ultra sexy muted nude lips, and they’re so easy to get right. Simply dab foundation on your lips to neutralize the natural red tone before applying your lipstick. Choose a shade with peach undertones and stay away from the gray ones. Bronzy Eyes Cara Delevingne’s bronzed eyeshadow has become her signature look, and it’s really…

Christmas Party Looks It’s Christmas, which means that party season is officially here. This year, it’s all about bold colours, definition, and glitter, so try these hot trends as you prepare to party the night away. Nails It’s all about dark, bold colours this year, so bring out your inner vamp with Max Factors new range of gothic colours from their Glossfinity range. Glam it up in Royal Blue, Aqua Marine, Amethyst or my personal favourite Burgundy Crush. Eyes Get this great look with Maybelline Eyestudio Colour Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in gold. Dab it on with your finger,…

Dry Shampoo While washing your hair every day can feel great, it can also be damaging, especially during the winter months. Washing your hair strips it and your scalp of its natural oils. When your hair is being bu eted by the winter elements, it needs these natural oils to prevent it from becoming too dry and brittle. I swear by Batiste ‘Instant hair refresh’ Dry Shampoo. It gives my hair a fresh feel and look, even when I miss a wash. All that’s required is a quick spray, which adds volume and returns my hair to its natural bounce.…

Popular high street store Topshop has sparked outrage in the media this month with their controversial range of scar tattoos. But, do they celebrate flaws or trivialise mental illness? Earlier this month, high street giant Topshop released a new range of ‘self-love’ accessories, controversially including a line of golden, scar-like temporary tattoos. The collection was created and designed in collaboration with Lucie Davis, a student of Central Saint Martin’s Art School, London. Davis was the winner of a competition for second year students of the school, in which they were asked to design a collection based on the words ‘women…

The summer months are fast approaching us, even though it doesn’t seem like it at the moment, the sun will be out and before you know it you will be relaxing on a beach somewhere tropical but before that happens I need to tell you all the top beauty products to stock up on to keep yourself looking fresh. The summer months are notorious for drying things out and this is no exception when it comes to your lips. My summer beauty essential for your lips is the ‘Maybelline Baby Lips’ lip balm. I have been using this product for…

Used to seeing celebrities and fitness fanatics sipping on their bottles of green juice, they are now getting their health kick from green stuff in bowls. Though it may not look the most appetising, ‘souping’ has become the new crave with celebrities like Jenifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow eating green soups for break, lunch and dinner. Like a traditional juice diet, ‘souping’ is thought to ease the load on your digestive system and allow it to be cleansed and recalibrated to maximum efficiency but with feeling like a more satisfying meal. The vegetable soup contains tons of fiber, vitamins…

Cosmopolitan magazine have recently published a beauty feature that describes old make up trends by labelling them “R.I.P” and comparing them to up to date trends, labelling these “Hello Gorgeous!” But when you look at the feature and the pictures provided you see a disturbing pattern emerge. Every single “Hello Gorgeous!” girl in the example is a white woman, with the exception of Nicole Richie who is biracial. The “R.I.P” women on the other hand, more often than wanted ended up being a woman of colour. The editor of Cosmopolitan have apologised for any offense they might have caused and…

We’ve all been there, flicking through the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine secretly waiting to hit the sex and relationship section, wanting to spice up your sex life or your relationship with your other half. But what happens when Cosmopolitan take it too far… Cosmo has long been known for its weird, implausible and sometimes downright baffling sex advice. You know the ones, the pages filled with strange tips for the bedroom and those exotic sex positions that no one but an Olympics gymnast could do! Well for nothing but a laugh I have tracked down the sex advice from…

Primers are often a misunderstood beauty product. Many simply skip the process of priming the skin, before you apply foundation and to that I shake my head in disappointment. Primers smoothe over your skin and prep it for foundation, and this leads to your foundation staying on longer. The Bourjois illuminating primer, whilst not strictly cheap, is the most effective primer I’ve found. It is great for those windy months, especially if you suffer from dehydrated and dry skin. It is quite light in formula, a similar feeling to many skin serums and is quite soothing. In this sense, it…

All over Instagram women are embracing the ‘granny chic’ look, dying their hair a silver grey colour, rocking the look years before their time. Would you dare to go grey at a young age? Grey hair is officially on trend with silver hair lovers posing on catwalks and in front of their bathroom mirror, posting images on social media with the hashtag #grannyhair. For the younger granny hair trend followers, going grey does take a serious amount of effort in the beauty and purse department, but for others it mean breaking away from your grey covering routine in the hair…

‘American Horror Story’ actress Jamie Brewer has become the first woman with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. Brewer made her appearance in one of the first shows of the Fashion Week. Brewer is active in the Down syndrome community, involved in numerous organisations including the National Down Syndrome Congress and American Association of People with Disabilities of the United States. The 30-year-old strutted the catwalk in designer Carrie Hammer’s show, wearing a dress which was inspired by her roles on the popular horror series. Brewer played a witch on American Horror…

Award season has just kicked off at the beginning of January with the crème de la crème of celebrities putting in the effort to look better than ever. We have already had a taster with the Golden Globe Awards and the Critics Choice Awards, and with the BAFTA’s and the most prestigious of them all, the Oscars coming up in February, we are bound to see some flawless hair and make up. Lets take a look at the amazing jobs done so far and some of the works in progress to see if you can’t steal the look yourself? Jenifer…

While expensive beauty products are all well and good when it comes to getting the perfect skin, a cheaper and much more effective way is to simply eat the right foods! If you want to eliminate spots or create smoother skin, these ten foods are the answer to your problems! Red bell peppers One red bell pepper contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. It also contains significant amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin B6. Moreover, it is rich in carotenoids that can help prevent wrinkles and increase blood circulation to your skin, helping it look…

Every issue I will take a look inside friends and readers makeup bags to see what stories lie within and what they look for when buying their makeup. To continue the feature I will take you inside my housemates Hannah, Becky and Laurens makeup bags and tell you all its secrets. Show me your…favourite make up brand Becky: My favourite brand is Estee Lauder as it is good quality and has a wide range of products to choose from so I’m always spoilt for choice. I’ve had it for years and its never let me down.  Show me your……

Every issue I will take a look inside friends and readers makeup bags to see what stories lie within and what they look for when buying their makeup. To continue the feature I will take you inside my best friend Harriet’s makeup bag and tell you all its secrets. Show me your…favourite make up brand My favourite make up brand would be Benefit, if I had enough money. I bought my first benefit product when I was in America because it was on offer and turned out to be the best one I’ve ever had. Show me your… everyday makeup…

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