10 best hair and beauty Youtubers of 2014

It's pretty safe to say that 2014 was the year of the hair & beauty Youtubers, what with Zoella getting her own range in Superdrug and then writing (not actually writing) an actual book. All we seemed to hear about was a new beauty blogger we needed to watch, who would tell us…

9 gadgets for beauty addicts

You know they love beauty... but you've bought them every Benefit gift set there is and their bedroom is already a lipstick graveyard? Go for gadgetry instead. Just like pretty much every other industry, technology in the beauty world has come on a long way in recent years, and there are some seriously…

10 hair and makeup tutorials for New Year’s Eve

It's the night your hair and face have been waiting for! Start 2015 as you mean to go on – coiffed and glittered, or just slumped in front of YouTube... 1. Kathleen Lights' gilded eyes Glitter on your eyes stops being sexy the moment it migrates to your chin, so take a few tips…
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6 New Year’s Eve outfits inspired by classic films

Still looking for the perfect New Year's Eve frock? Take your lead from one of these classic movie party outfits, and guarantee your night a happy ending. Probably. Sally – When Harry Met Sally In 1989, while Taylor Swift was being born, Meg Ryan was giving us unrealistic expectations about New Year's Eve.…

It’s party season! 13 sparkly Christmas make-up items for under £10

In case it hasn't caught your attention, it's Christmas party season. Glitter has crept surreptitiously onto friends' fingernails; the dulcet harmonies of Fairytale of New York drift overhead in every shop; there's a manic look in everyone's eye as they scramble for something, ANYTHING, sparkly. Christmas jumpers are unashamedly donned; antlers and elf hats poke from…
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In search of the maximum mani: a DIY gel nails odyssey

  I'm pretty sure I have the world's most chippable nails. I can't be 100% sure without conducting the necessary research, but I've definitely never encountered another nail-painter whose polish disappears with such reliable speed. Most people measure a manicure's success in terms of days, but using ordinary polish I'm lucky if mine lasts a full…

Charge! ShinyShiny reviews the Elektronista clutch bag by Knomo

I have a bag with an in-built calculator. One of my favourite ever vintage shop finds, it dates from the late 80s and comes equipped with everything a late 80s career woman might need for successful careering. As well as the calculator, it has a built-in notebook and address book, a key fob, a pocket mirror,…
Party outfits to keep you warm

12 Christmas party outfits that won’t leave you freezing

The trouble with Christmas party season (aside from drunk bosses, disappointing Secret Santa presents and anything involving an Iceland canapé buffet) is that it happens in winter. Standing in queues, trekking between bars, trying to capture the perfect 'hey, I'm casually ice skating!' selfie – all have the potential to leave us frostier…