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Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro

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    MAC is introducing magic mirrors that let you virtually try on makeup
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    If you’ve ever gone shopping for makeup and realised you just spent a shed load of money on the wrong shade, you’ll be excited about this new bit of tech.

    MAC stores will now feature mirrors which will virtually let you try on products.

    And if you’ve ever worn a too-light foundation and only realised it in brash lighting, worry no more. Because these mirrors provide a full 3D video of make-up under any lighting condition.

    Phew.

    The mirrors will include 29 custom eye looks and have been developed by scientists to provide a life-like rendition that’s ultra-realistic.

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    Pinterest Wellness trends
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    If you’re a big fan of ‘New Year, new you’, then listen up as we’ve got the future wellness trends lined up, as predicted by Pinterest.

    The image sharing site has revealed its Pinterest 100 trends for 2018, based on what’s hot right now in terms of sharing and saving pins.

    It’s shared food, fashion, beauty, parenting, interiors, travel, parties, hobbies and wellness.

    You’ve probably guessed by now that we’re focusing on the wellness list, because, well, the headline gave it away, duh.

    Plus, we’d all like a little more zen and a little less gin in our lives next year.

    If… Read the full story


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    Christmas lip looks
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    We’ve talked about festive nails and Christmas eye makeup, and now, we’ve got the final inspiration for you: Christmas lips.

    For those who want to go beyond the traditional red, we’ve found a number of incredibly festive looks for you to recreate.

    From jewelled lips to lips featuring actual Christmas scenes, we’ve found lip art perfect for anyone fancying something simple, to those wanting to go all out.

    And obviously, if you’ve got a number of parties to go to this Christmas party season, it’s always impressive to pull off a new look for each event.

    See below for some incredible Christmas lip art inspo.

    We’re in love with… Read the full story


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    When 21-year-old Alex Bermingham’s nan started decorating her Christmas tree this year, she didn’t realise that she was actually covering the branches in glittery thongs – as opposed to your standard baubles.

    Yes, you read that correctly.

    Alex’s 74-year-old nan, from Cork, Ireland, accidentally bought a packet of baubles containing purple glittery G-strings.

    She’d bought them in Dunnes two years ago, but only decided to put them up this Christmas.


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    Are you sick of seeing the same old models on every magazine ad?

    If so (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), then get ready to be pleasantly surprised by Balenciaga.

    Because they’re sticking a load of actual families in their SS18 photos.

    Yep, you might be sick of your own brood by the time Christmas is over but the Parisian fashion house is making a case for family values with their new campaign.

    Shot by Robbie Augspurger, all the families are pictured in classic family portrait style with potted plants for props…and trumpets.

    The collection seems to be an ode to norm-core – that kind of 90s family style which saw us all… Read the full story


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    This is Bella.

    Back in 2009, she was found by Brantley Harrison at just four weeks old, injured and tiny.

    Brantley and her family took her in, tended to her and eventually released Bella into the wild – not expecting to see her again.

    But eight years later, Bella still comes to visit her adopted family. Especially if snacks are on offer.

    When Brantley found her the first time, Bella had been viciously attacked by an owl who left her for dead.

    Brantley took her in and raised her alongside three other squirrels called Larry, Curly and Moe.

    She stayed with the Harrison family until spring 2010, after being fed a hearty diet of fruit,… Read the full story


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    The new Star Wars film is out today. We repeat, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out today.

    Can you tell we’re excited? We bloody well are.

    And because we’ve been avoiding spoilers like that dodgy flu that’s going around our office, the only way to express our excitement is through loosely connected merch that in no way reveals any major plot points.

    Enter ASOS’s new ASOS x Star Wars collection.

    It’s just Star Wars-y enough to feel like you’re fitting a theme, but with enough fashion cred that you could actually wear most of the pieces out and about. So much better than your average Chewbacca tee.

    Take a… Read the full story


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    We all love a nice glass after a hard day (or sometimes, not even a hard day).

    Lots of us think of ourselves as wine connoisseurs but new research by Sydney Wine Academy and Taylor Wines has found that we’ve been drinking red wine wrong.

    Or more specifically, at the wrong temperature.

    We always thought we were doing the right thing by keeping our reds on the shelf.

    But according to research, we should actually be serving them between 12 and 18 degrees – not at room temperature.

    Mind blown.

    So clearly we’re a few degrees away from the perfect glass. But why is drinking wine at the right temperature so important?

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    Christmas is for family and friends … and food! (Picture: Getty)

    The humbugging started ages ago, with the first outraged tweets about tinsel in Tesco appearing back in October and the Christmas playlists starting shortly afterwards.

    But while there’s lots to dislike about the commercialisation of Christmas, we’re with Birkenhead legends Half Man Half Biscuit: it’s clichéd to be cynical at Christmas.

    Here’s why.

    1. It’s magical for kids

    Try and see the season through younger eyes: the lights that turn dark city centres into enormous decorations, the Christmas markets, the marking everything in the toy catalogue, the excitement of putting out things for Santa and Rudolph.

    If you can’t, and you have kids, remember you get… Read the full story


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    You hear it all the time in mental health circles, on blogs and on social media: ‘my mental health doesn’t define me.’

    Or sometimes, as an alternative, ‘I am more than my illness.’

    Mental illness has shaped my career – but it’s not all bad

    I read these quotes with mixed feelings.

    I get where they’re coming from; no one wants their mental illness to be the first thing people notice about them.

    But over the past few years, I’ve come to realise that actually, my mental… Read the full story


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    Iskra Lawrence is known to many of us as a real paragon of body positivity.

    She’s got curves. She’s got style. She’s unashamedly body confident.

    And she’s not here for being called plus-size in headlines.

    Like many celebs, Iskra was recently papped on the beach in Miami in a navy bikini.

    She was fine with that… except when the Irish Independent then published an article including the photos with the headline: ‘Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence is the picture of body confidence as she hits the beach in Miami’.

    ‘British model Iskra Lawrence (27) is fast becoming a bastion of body confidence – she isn’t covering up her curves in kimonos and swimsuits, she’s hitting… Read the full story


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    Nothing screams Christmas more than gingerbread.

    But one landlord has taken the Christmas theme to extreme, turning his country pub into the world’s largest gingerbread inn in time for the festive season.

    The Queen Victoria Inn at Priddy, in Somerset has now been renamed The Gingerbread Inn.

    As well as lights illuminating the inn, it features giant candy canes, sherbet, lollipops, liquorice allsorts and you guessed it, gingerbread men.

    ‘We’ve got the lot – giant candy canes, sherbet, Quality Street, bubble gum, lollipops and even the occasional drumstick and it’s all made out of polystyrene, drain pipes, beach balls… Read the full story


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    It’s all very well mouthing off and bragging in real life but online, people do not forget.

    The internet has a long memory and if you make wild claims, it will hold you to them – especially if they’re offensive.

    Take Kristopher, for example.

    He’s a dude from Gainesville, Florida, who’s been mouthing off about how women are physically unable to spar properly because they’re too weak.

    He’s a member of martial arts group McDojoLife and recently posted this ridiculous message:

    ‘99% of women are too weak and lack the reflexes to do enough damage to stop 99% of men,’ he’s said.

    ‘It’s dangerous to teach any women to try and strike or fight a… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Felicity Hayward/Instagram)

    We talk a lot these days about language, about what we ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ say.

    Sometimes, that’s a good thing.

    Teaching white people that it’s not cool to throw the N word around, for instance. But at other times, it can feel unhelpful. Especially when it results in women being told how they may or may not refer to their own bodies.

    Last month, Tess Holliday decried the term ‘curvy’ in an interview with Paper magazine, saying: ‘I don’t want to be called “curvy sexy-licious,” that’s ridiculous.

    ‘It’s insulting! We can’t even be who we are. I get the whole “not being into labels,” but it’s for a… Read the full story


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    This is Natalia Lorenzo.

    She’s suffered from poor self-image and disordered eating for ages but now, she’s a body positivity advocate. And a work of art.

    Bullied for being larger as a kid, the teen’s five-foot-tall portrait was on show at this year’s Art Basel December show, The Art of Beauty.

    ‘At a young age I developed self-imagery issues about my body. It later led to depression and anxiety which I suffered from for years,’ Natalia says on Twitter.

    ‘Recently, I finally broke out of my shell and my face and body is on a canvas at Art Basel this year. I couldn’t be any more proud of myself.’

    Born in Colombia, the… Read the full story


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    Man sleeps as woman in underwear looks on
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    We’re so used to reading about women’s sex lives. Be that their most memorable experience, their favourite position, or their go-to sex toy.

    Maybe that’s because our conversations are catering to the male gaze. Maybe we aren’t comfortable with men having sexual desires beyond watching porn.

    To open up the conversation around men’s sexuality, we asked six different guys of six different ages ago about their first time having sex – covering everything from where it happened to how they feel about it years later.

    This article comes as the first of our new series, We Asked Guys. Every Thursday, you… Read the full story


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    The disorder is genetic and inherited (Picture:  Universal Images Group/ Getty Images)

    Haemophilia is a rare blood disorder that means the blood fails to clot properly, resulting in minor injuries like a bruise or a small cut becoming much more serious or sometimes fatal.

    The knowledge behind the genetic disorder has advanced ten-fold in the last 30 years, when many people would never have known they had it and could have died as a result.

    Haemophilia mainly effects males as the gene for blood clotting is located on the X chromosome.

    People can have haemophilia in varying severity, those who only have a mild case of the disease will only exhibit symptoms after an accident or… Read the full story


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    We all love a good takeaway in front of Netflix.

    From vegan-friendly restaurants to a sex-themed food spot, there’s a a whole heap of restaurants at our disposal.

    But sometimes, nothing beats a takeout in front of Netflix.

    And if you’ve ever wondered how your takeout options stack up against other people, Deliveroo has revealed the top 100 most-ordered dishes around the world in 2017.

    So what do Brits lean towards when they’re too lazy to cook?

    The most popular meals were surprisingly unadventurous.

    A standard cheeseburger from Five Guys in London was the third most ordered Deliveroo in the world.

    And second on the list was a Chicken Katsu Curry from… Read the full story


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    A young woman has told how she lives her whole life through social media - because crippling agoraphobia means she can't leave her home
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    A young woman who has hasn’t left her home for two years because of crippling agoraphobia now lives her whole life through social media.

    Abby Lewis, 22, has battled mental health problems since she was ten.

    In 2016 she was diagnosed with agoraphobia, an extreme fear of public places. Since then she’s missed out on years of Christmas shopping, lights and going out with friends as she can’t go further than her back garden.

    Even the thought of visiting her gran four doors away makes her feel physically sick.

    The… Read the full story


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    Photo of a multi generation family having a celebratory toast over Thanksgiving dining table, during dinner
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    The trouble with Christmas is that it can be a lot of effort catering for everybody.

    Sure, homecooked food is wonderful, but not many of us are lucky enough to have the time to make food for every single dietary requirement around our dinner table.

    If you’re hosting a vegan dinner and want to cut some corners, or you have vegans visiting over Christmas, we’ve unearthed some fabulous foods you can have ready in the fridge or freezer.

    We hosted our very own vegan Christmas dinner to test these all out in preparation… Read the full story


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