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Beauty bloggers are loving Makeup Revolution’s £5 Foundation

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Price doesn’t always mean quality.

Sometimes the best things are for much less than we’d expect.

Every once in a while, if we’re lucky, we’re blessed with a product that’s widely available and doesn’t cause a huge dent in our pockets.

Because, as we all know, makeup is pretty darned expensive.

So hats off to beauty bloggers who’ve drawn our attention to Makeup Revolution’s new foundation after being blown away by its quality.

The pocket friendly foundation hasn’t even hit the shops yet but makeup lovers are excitedly anticipating its launch.

Coke lovers, there are two fancy new Coca-Cola flavours for you to enjoy

Coca-Cola Introduces Georgia Peach and California Raspberry Flavors The new flavors are intended to appeal to craft soda drinkers. MIKE POMRANZ February 22, 2018 Call it the craftication of every product under the sun. Even Coca-Cola isn’t above trying to show a sense of local, handcrafted prowess—regardless of how counterintuitive that idea may be for one of the best-known brands on the planet. To wit, the soda giant is introducing two new flavors—its first since adding Vanilla Coke back in 2002—Georgia Peach and California Raspberry, which are meant to target the craft soda market. Coca-Cola says the two state-name-dropping new fruit flavors are “locally-inspired” and are intended to harken back to the… <a href=Read the full story

A Legally Blonde themed bottomless brunch is coming to London

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A Legally Blonde themed bottomless brunch is coming to London – and you don’t even need to be a wannabe lawyer to attend.

Joshua Walker PR is hosting a Legally Blonde day party, which is being hosted at a Secret London location on 31 March between 12pm and 5pm.

It comes as part of a run of themed brunches to be held twice a month in various locations across the city – which includes the Clueless themed bottomless brunch, which we wrote about here.

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Planning your wedding when you have depression: how I made it work

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and the stress is heightened when you have depression (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co,uk)

It’s said that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever have to do.

And with the average wedding day costing upwards of £27k it’s no wonder that many of us are almost relieved when the event is finally over.

When I was planning my own wedding a few years ago, the pressure was particularly intense as I was juggling the never-ending to-do list with my dwindling mood thanks to my good old friend, depression.

Although I was in recovery, the logistics of organising and… Read the full story

River Island wants more diverse young models for their Kids Squad


After hiring their first child model with Down’s Syndrome, River Island want more young models to join their Kids Squad.

As one of the only few high street retailers looking to diversify the kind of youngsters they represent, River Island want children from all walks of life to apply for two new roles.

Joseph Hale landed his first ever modelling job last year and now the retailer has launched the search for its next child star.

The lucky model will… Read the full story

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in body standards since 2013

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Ever look at old photos of yourself on social media and wonder what the hell you were thinking?

Of course you do. Facebook is literally a graveyard of our poor sartorial choices.

And in a few years time, no doubt, we’ll look back on our current #wellness endeavours and shake our heads at just how obsessed we were with trying to get things like bubble butts.

Fashion and beauty standards are ever-shifting concepts.

Just look at how much Lucy Mountain, AKA The Fashion Fitness Foodie, has changed over the past five years.

She uploaded a transformation post showing a photo of her back in 2013 and one of her today. Her 2013 look is one… Read the full story

Woman shares her hairy pits and legs on Instagram to inspire others to embrace their body hair

GDYNIA, POLAND: THIS stunning young woman has embraced her natural body hair with the support of her understanding husband after ditching razors over a year ago and has been fighting against the strict beauty standards of smoothness ever since. Like most females, secretary Sonia Cytrowska (28) from Gdynia, Poland first started to remove her body hair when she was 12 but thanks to airbrushing in magazines and on television, she constantly found herself comparing her hair to other girls who had more or less hair than her. Just over a year ago, Sonia decided to stop shaving after she realised that she was removing her hair due to social pressures and finding… <a href=Read the full story

Guy sends hilarious texts to girlfriend while struggling to buy leggings

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When 22-year-old Taylor-Anne Gallagher, from Ipswich, asked her boyfriend, Tim Goddard, 28, to pick her up some new leggings, she thought she’d given him a pretty simple task.

However, while she was at work, she received an influx of messages from him – proving that perhaps, finding some leggings was actually harder than it looked.

In a series of text messages, Tim expressed his struggle of finding Taylor a new pair of leggings.

The texts included: ‘There’s so many types of leggings. Why? For what reason? Do you want ankle length or ones that don’t say ankle length? Do you need ones with zips?

‘Why do some have zips? This is… Read the full story

A gin and tonic white chocolate Easter egg exists and it looks divine

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Easter’s coming, which means the supermarkets are already stocked up on eggs ready for a day of gorging on chocolate.

If you’re bored of the standard Cadbury or Mars chocolate eggs, you can now get something a little bit more ‘adult’.

The Treat Kitchen is selling gin and tonic flavoured white chocolate Easter eggs, and they sound divine.

Perfect for any parent wanting a bit of relief from planning out an Easter egg hunt for the kids, the 160g eggs are the perfect excuse to hide out in the kitchen and dig into some chocolate for ten minutes.

We asked the CEO of the World Avocado Organisation some extremely hard-hitting questions

We asked the CEO of the World Avocado Organisation some very hard-hitting questions
Xavier Equihua, CEO of the World Avocado Organisation (Picture: World Avocado Organisation/Metro.co.uk)

I can’t remember a life before avocados, and yet I know that there was one.

I didn’t always wake up and crave salted avocado toast, I never used to slice avocado onto my full English, and there was a time where I’d never have known that ripe avocado, raw cacao and maple syrup combine to make a bangin’ vegan chocolate dessert.

Avocados are such a big part of my life – so much so that they’re the reason I’ll never afford a home of my… Read the full story

Yes I have a chronic illness, but please don’t censor yourself around me

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Many of us might find some comments unhelpful but they often come from a good place (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk)

As somebody who lives with and writes about chronic illness on a daily basis there’s a few things I’ve been meaning to get off my chest.

I have Crohn’s Disease, and for those who are lucky enough not be afflicted with a serious illness: please don’t worry about censoring yourself around me.

You might have read numerous posts entitled ’10 things not to say to someone with…’; you might have seen Twitter threads about how upsetting it is to be told ‘are you doing better?’ or ‘but you look well’, when you… Read the full story

Girl’s accidental optical illusion selfie is confusing the internet

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A girl’s selfie has gone viral after accidentally becoming an optical illusion.

Twitter user Marisol uploaded two photos of herself to Twitter to show off her outfit, where she ‘combined vertical and horizontal stripes’.

While we’re a fan of the outfit, it wasn’t her choice of clothing that grabbed the internet’s attention.

It was the fact that before fully opening the photos, the stripe down her trousers made it looked as though it was separating her legs – making one leg look like two.

Since being shared, the photos have gone on to receive 7,000 retweets and 41,000 likes from confused users

How problematic is our coffee culture?


Our generation is one that’s obsessed with wellness and fitness and generally all things…straight edge.

Teetotalism is in, hedonism is out. Those of us who used to pride ourselves on being able to party six nights in a row now brag about how much sleep we’re getting, how much we’ve worked out and how pure our coffee is.

More than a quarter of young adults claim not to drink these days while, according to Mintel research, the UK coffee shop market has enjoyed its biggest period of growth since 2008. Over the last five years, the market has risen from being worth £2.4 billion in 2011 to £3.4 billion in 2016. What is more, between 2015 and 2016 sales increased a spectacular 10.4% – the biggest year-on-year boost witnessed in the last five years.

Health! Productivity! Sveltness!

But that’s not actually the case, is it? Our generation is blighted by obesity forecasts and rising mental health issues.

While… Read the full story

How to stop your pink hair colour fading

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So you saw Kim Kardashian’s new hair and are suddenly struck with an intense desire to dye your strands candy-floss pink.

You’re not alone. That woman has the power to launch a thousand people into Boots to pick up hair dye, a contour kit, or butt pads.

Before you commit to the bleach, it’s worth thinking about the upkeep of such a trendy look.

Kim Kardashian has hair colourists on call as well as plenty of money to spare on touch-ups – she doesn’t really have to worry about her hair going a faint shade of peach in a week’s… Read the full story

Colin the Caterpillar and his wife Connie have babies for you to eat

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Remember when a chocolate log put your love life to shame?

It wasn’t any old cake. Britain’s favourite birthday guest Colin The Caterpillar tied the knot with Connie (after what was arguably a far too short-term relationship).

After 25 long years of solitude, Colin met Connie on the top shelf just when he thought love was out of reach.

The two have been enjoying married life for the past year, side by side on the shelves and of course at office parties.

Fans of the edible delights with a backstory that puts Hollywood romances to shame, rejoice, for there’s good news.

You may not have noticed this, but Colin… Read the full story

A vegan doughnut guide to London

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Doughnuts are great, aren’t they?

They’re like a hybrid of two of our favourite things – bread and cake.

However, once you turn vegan, your doughnut options decrease dramatically – you can’t just wander into Sainsbury’s and grab a pack anymore.

The thing is, regular doughnuts usually contain milk, butter and egg. And most places will follow that recipe.

But there are places who sell doughnuts for your people. You just have to know where to look.

If you live in London, here are some of your options below. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, these are just the ones we’ve got our gobs… Read the full story

Deliveroo is launching a giant billboard made up of thousands of free burgers

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Deliveroo has just announced that the world’s first billboard made entirely out of burgers is set to come to London.

The billboard, which will stand at four metres tall (as tall as a double decker bus) will be assembled using thousands of burgers – which will be totally free for the public to dig into.

Yep, you can literally gorge on a tower of burgers. It’s the dream.

8 sexual questions to ask your boyfriend or girlfriend before you get it on

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It is important to ask a few questions before getting jiggy with someone new.

No, you don’t need to treat it like a job interview unless of course that’s your thing.

But there are a few things you should find out about the person you are about to get intimate with.

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Perhaps it is checking they are happy to partake in certain kinks or all important questions about sexual health and protecting yourself against unwanted pregnancy.

Lianne Young, qualified nutritionist and sex and relationship therapist, is on hand to help you work out what needs… Read the full story

How our gender biases lead us to ignore the mental health needs of young boys

Irritation and anger are some of the most common symptoms of depression and anxiety (Picture: Getty)

A friend recently told me that his teenage son was removed from one of his GCSE classes because his of behaviour.

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He was being disruptive and causing distress for his teacher and other classmates.

But this behaviour was driven by acute anxiety, and the communication issues he was experiencing with his teacher made matters even worse.

His teacher must have found the situation stressful, but immediately jumped to the conclusion the the problem was behavioural, rather than mental health related.

This doesn’t… Read the full story

Mums are now having baby sprinkles instead of baby showers

Pregnant woman at baby shower holding her pregnant belly, standing next to stack of presents.
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People are ditching baby showers for a new celebration called a ‘baby sprinkle’, which is basically a low-key shower for mums not wanting to go all out.

According to Parenting.com, while a baby shower is often held for a first-time mum, a baby sprinkle is held to celebrate a second child.

It’s not a massive event. Instead of inviting a ton of people round, it’s a chance for close friends to get together and catch up before the new mum gives birth.

Instead of over-the-top gifts, people bring simple things along to the party, such… Read the full story

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