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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…

Advertisements are everywhere. From commercials to print ads, it seems as though the deception of the advertising industry never takes a day off. On average commercials are played every ten to fifteen minuets during TV programs. Commercials sell you products that can make you look like the models that have ‘long and perfectly shiny hair, glowing skin, sparking teeth, luscious lips and a flawless face’. Advertising companies are taking complete advantage of their viewers; they instill false hope that maybe if they buy the same products as models or celebrities, that they will look the same but how is that…

For those who are not familiar with the term ‘Movember’, it is a organizational charity dedicated to saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we can’t stop there! Now its November some of you guys are thinking of joining the craze and growing that one-off moustache for the year. For many of you though…

Mr. Max Factor was a pioneer in the make-up industry from the very first mascara wand to new forms of lipstick. He was the man responsible for creating the legendary brand that we know and love today. He is also the brain behind foundation, as we know it today, launching what was called his ‘Greasepaint’ product, way back in 1914. Not only did he create the essential of foundation that women all over the world today use but was also the man who introduced the very first lip-gloss. The first ‘lip pomade’- the beginning of lip gloss as we know…

Are you going sober for October, or just fancy a break from the booze? This month Macmillan has launched its ‘Go Sober for October campaign 2014,’ encouraging people to lay off the drink for the entire month, hoping to raise money and save peoples pockets at the same time – with the average person spending £997.71 a year on booze alone. This is a difficult goal to achieve for any person, because, let’s be honest – we are all drinkers; watching the TV, having dinner or a night in with the girls, but for us stereotypical students, it’s almost impossible!…

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 friends’ makeup bag and tell you all its secrets. My friend this week is Lexi and she definitely knows a thing or two about make up. Show me your…favourite make up brand My favourite brand is MAC because they offer many choices when it comes to their products and also offers a wide range of colours to choose from. It is also…

I sit down with Yi, the owner of The Nail Studio in Upper Bangor, to talk business and most of all, beauty. Ever felt deflated or stressed from student life? Well there is a small beauty salon in Upper Bangor that you need to visit to put yourself back on track. The Nail Studio in Upper Bangor is run by manger Yi and her team and offers a great place to escape to. With plenty of treatments to offer at great prices, you are bound to fall in love just as I did when I visited to ask Yi all…

Lets face it: summer has been great but how do we bounce back from it? Our bodies are practically begging for a little rejuvenation after soaking up the sun, sea and sand. So we are sharing five easy, affordable hair and skin care treatments that will leave you searching for excuses to pamper yourself long after the summer is over. Ditch Harsh Hair Products Summer swimming in the sea or pool can get you in shape but can leave your locks matted and lifeless. To revive your hairs give it a good deep cleansing. I recommend ‘CW Home Salon Shine…

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 kick off the feature I will take you inside my very own makeup bag and tell you all its secrets.  Show me your…favourite make up brand As you will probably tell throughout the questions, my brand of choice is Rimmel. I have found that it is the best brand for my skin and its never let me down in quality or price.   Show me your… everyday makeup The make…

There never seems to be enough time in the morning to put your face on before that 9am lecture starts and sometimes this is essential if it’s the morning of the night before. Well now there is no excuse about looking your best in the morning if you follow these steps to simplify your morning routine! Focus on one feature- If the minimal look just doesn’t work for you, go ahead and splash out on a full makeup routine – but limit the attention that you lavish to one feature. Set out your tools in advance-You may be aware…

CERSEI LANNISTER  Level of Difficulty: Moderate • Start by taking two small sections (from either side) from the mid-way down back of your head, and begin plating these sections together. • Take a small section of hair from the top of each side of the head and twist the stands to the ends, pinning away from the face. • Tie twists into one large ponytail and lay above the large braid. • Take two large sections of hair from the temple area and loosely braid across your head towards the back. • Combine the ponytail, two braided sections, and back braid into one braid. • Tousle the free  owing hair…

Emma Watson has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, young, and talented. She has access to the most prestigious and talented stylists, make-up artists, and hairstylists in the world. Yet she turned up to the Oscars, the most important showbiz event of the year, with a hairstyle that screamed “I just came from the gym and forgot to shower.” No Emma Watson. No. You can do better. We all know you can do better than a hairstyle that somehow makes you look like you’ve borrowed your dad’s toupee, and then forgotten to wash said toupee. It’s a misstep…

With the arrival of spring, people begin to prepare themselves for the inevitable change in the air, specifically the change that brings about hay fever. Hay fever is a common illness and affects millions of people in Britain every year, but this does little to comfort those who suffer every year. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to substances in the air, mainly pollen which becomes more prominent once spring begins. The amount of pollen in the air will usually trigger the reaction and this is why some people may only experience hay fever for the first time when they…

Best Kate Hudson Kate Hudson defined Hollywood Glamour at this year’s Oscars. The blonde beauty is a native Californian and this usually translates to a much more relaxed look on red carpets, but at this event Kate was sleek and elegant. Despite this her look was quite simple, beginning with a flawless foundation base; she chose to follow the age of rule of ‘eyes or mouth’. She wore a nude lipstick on her lips that allowed the focus to be grabbed by her stunning eye makeup. She created a smoky eye look using the classic white, grey, black colour pallet…

Suffering from the night before but still need to look decent for a presentation, visit to the relatives or work? Fear not, Seren’s here with a few easy tricks at making you look better than you feel. Apply cold tea bags on your eyes for 15 minutes. The caffeine breaks down fat cells around the eyes to reduce puffiness while the cold temperature closes blood veins to reduce the redness surrounding the area. Don’t skip the concealer. A yellow concealer will counteract dark circles on the skin, while they naturally blend into your natural skin tone easier than pink shaded…