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Why I get lip fillers

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I’m just going to put it out there. I’m not against cosmetic surgery. In fact, I’m quite a fan of getting lip fillers and botox.

And before you get your pitchforks and burn to me the ground for not promoting natural or inner beauty – please hear me out.

I do believe natural beauty comes from within. You can be the most beautiful person in the world but if you have the personality of a snail, then that can make you instantly ugly to a lot of people.

However, I also believe that if a person wants to change the way they look, especially if what they’re changing was making them insecure, then… Read the full story

Deliveroo is about to start offering unlimited free delivery all day every day

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If you’re sick of spunking your entire pay packet on home deliveries but just can’t seem to gather the strength to make your own meals, then help may be at hand.

Because Deliveroo is making a massive change to their delivery system.

They’re launching a new subscription service that’ll give customers unlimited free delivery all day, every day.

For a monthly fee of £7.99, Deliveroo Plus will bring you all of the deliveries.

You could order something five times a day and not pay a penny (apart from eight actual pounds).

But that’s not all.

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The service will also give you exclusive discounts every month for some… Read the full story

11 products you didn’t know were gluten-free

Why can’t they clearly state whether it’s gluten-free? (Picture: Getty)

Did you know that there’s gluten-free products hidden outside of the free from aisle?

But you’d never know where or what they were unless some kind person told you…

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Upon first impressions, there is absolutely nothing to indicate that these products are gluten-free.

But upon closer inspection, you’ll notice one of two things. If you’re lucky, you might find the words ‘gluten-free’ in very small print.

Failing that, you might find that there’s no ‘may contain gluten’ warning and no… Read the full story

Meet the 3ft 4 in model proving that you can be sexy at any size

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This is Dru Presta, 21, from Nevada.

She’s just moved to LA to pursue her dreams of breaking into the fashion industry and showing the world that sexiness has no height restrictions.

Dru was born with achondroplasia – a form of dwarfism – and was bullied for years because of her size.

‘The way people reacted was not the best way for a child to be exposed to,’ she says.

‘Reno, Nevada, is really small so it’s very small in diversity.

‘They definitely rung me out really hard. They teased and they made hurtful names. I just stuck out like a sore thumb.

‘When I was younger I used to deal… Read the full story

Illamasqua unveils a gender-fluid Christmas campaign starring Munroe Bergdorf and Rain Dove

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You may remember our announcement back in September that, after being dumped by L’Oreal for speaking out about race, trans model Munroe Bergdorf would front a campaign for Illamasqua.

Now, that campaign is here. And it’s blimmin’ glorious.

This week Illamasqua unveiled their take on a Christmas campaign – one exploring gender and expectations of beauty.

It stars Munroe, as we mentioned, alongside Rain Dove, both wearing all kind of bold, bright, sparkly makeup.

‘We are not afraid to talk about the complex issues of our generation,’ say Illamasqua. ‘Whether they be race, gender, age or the environment.

Vegan bodybuilding week 1: How plant-based eating has already changed my life

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Giving up meat has never been particularly high on my agenda.

I love meat. I’ve eaten it my entire life. It’s delicious. While we’re at it, I love cheese too.

I never really expected to embrace the vegan lifestyle. If anything, with my favourite food being ribs, I was the ‘anti-vegan’.

But just a week after agreeing to get into shape on a fully vegan diet, I’ve found a new lease of culinary life.

For two months, I’ll be looking to add to my complete lack of muscle on a plant-based diet, having struggled to do so in the past.

Earlier this year, I trained for a boxing fight on a… Read the full story

Four fitness mistakes you’re probably making


Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a seasoned gym bunny, it’s easy to fall into some of the most common fitness traps.

Here, fitness expert Laura Williams picks four of the most common fitness fails and shows you how to get it right…

Overdoing the high intensity (and underdoing the low intensity)

H.I.I.T is everywhere – every Instagrammer, celeb and member of general Joe Public are raving about H.I.I.T.

High intensity hype is real. But if… Read the full story

When can you trust your gut? 8 rules to follow according to a social psychologist

How do you know what the right decision is? (Picture: Ella Byworth/mylo)

You know what a gut instinct feels like. It’s part physical – an actual surge in your belly – part something else.

Our gut tells us, among other things, who to trust, who to fear and even who to love.

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It can influence what we do in a crisis, how we behave in danger, and the way we decide to treat other people.

We’re evolved to make snap judgments about people and situations in order to protect ourselves,… Read the full story

When is Black Friday and what deals will Argos have?

What will you be getting this Black Friday? (Picture: Bloomberg/Getty Images

Black Friday takes place every year the day after Thanksgiving – this falls on the fourth Thursday in November.

So those of you who know your calendar will be able to work out that Black Friday 2017 will take place on Friday 24 November.

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Argos are among the biggest retailers to partake in the shopping bonanza. Online, Argos attracted 12 million visits on the day itself on Black Friday 2016.

With countless shopping categories, there is bound to be something to grab your hands on and to… Read the full story

What it’s like to date when you’re blind


‘What do they look like?’

Usually that’s the first question that gets asked when you reveal you’re texting/sexing/DMing someone new.

Let’s face it, whether you like it or not, looks play a huge factor when deciding whether to pursue someone. It’s even more heightened now that there are myriad dating apps focusing on the exterior.

But what happens if you’re blind or partially sighted? Do you only date people who are also blind? How do they judge potential partners if you can’t see them?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that blind or visually impaired people can still have a love life.

But how do they navigate dating and relationships in our looks-obsessed society?

We spoke to blind and partially sighted people to sort fact from fiction.

Georgie Morrell, 30, a single comedian and writer from South London

When is Black Friday and what deals will John Lewis have?

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You can hear faint noises of Christmas music from people’s headphones, your fingers are twitching to wrap presents and the autumn savings are stacking up.

Brace yourself for the shopping bonanza and spending extravaganza that will be upon us at the end of November.

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Black Friday will descend upon your paycheck to cause devastation on Friday, November 24.

Brits have adopted the American madness that is trucking out to the shops the day after Thanksgiving, but we haven’t adopted the holiday about giving thanks and sharing… Read the full story

Lottie Dolls’ new doll has a cochlear implant – which is great for children with hearing impairments like mine

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Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world without music?

Every day we can hear the sounds of birds in the trees, cars beeping their horns, dogs barking,  the doorbell ringing and laughter.

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Noises that we take for granted.

The simple act of conversation between two people.

Studies show that hearing loss can have mental, physical and psychological impacts on children and adults.

Whether it happens suddenly or gradually over time, hearing loss can leave… Read the full story

How to break out of yo-yo debt

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If you’ve ever been low on funds, you’ll know that it’s one of the worst feelings in the world.

You’re consumed with dread, the weight of debt sitting heavily on your shoulders. You feel like an absolute idiot for somehow spending all of your money, and a hopeless idiot for not having an easy way to get out of this situation.

The panic of debt is overwhelming. It pops back into your head whatever you do, however you try to distract yourself.

Until you get out of debt, get some cash flow, and swiftly return right back to the irresponsible spending patterns that landed you in trouble in the first place.

Sound familiar? You… Read the full story

Sainsbury’s is now selling vegan whipped cream and marshmallows for your hot chocolate

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The great thing about being a vegan in 2017 is that you really don’t miss out on much.

You’re very much mistaken if you think shunning animal products means shunning food fun – take The Diner’s new veggie/vegan menu, vegan Baileys and this vegan version of KFC’s double down for example.

Even Aldi is selling cheap vegan ice cream!

And now? Oh boy, now your hot chocolate can get a vegan makeover thanks to the vegan marshmallows and whipped cream that Sainsbury’s is now stocking!

Say a big fat hello to Freedom marshmallows – free from gelatin, dairy,… Read the full story

Argos is selling a super cheap artificial Christmas tree this year

Artificial Christmas tree
Get your mitts on a bargain tree this Christmas (Picture: Getty)

Christmas can be an expensive time of year.

You’ve got presents to buy, parties to attend and lots and lots of food to stock your fridge with for when the relatives come round.

Lest we forget how much it can cost to decorate your house!

Buying a tree, tinsel, and fairy lights can add up – if you’re buying a real tree, you’re investing every single year (not to mention having to take it down and dispose of it).

Which is why those of us on a budget may well be interested in this… Read the full story

When does Winter Wonderland London 2017 open in Hyde Park and do you need tickets?

Winter Wonderland will be coming back this year (Picture: Getty)

Winter Wonderland is returning to London Hyde Park for its eleventh year in 2017.

Christmas is coming and there’s nothing better to get into the festive mood than by visiting Winter Wonderland.

But when does Winter Wonderland London 2017 open, where is it being held and do you need to purchase a ticket in advance?

Read the full story

17 genuinely good Christmas gifts for boyfriends

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Boyfriends, for all their faults, are patient creatures.

They didn’t know that getting with us was going to involve pulling long hairs out of the plug hole and finding alternative pans while our moon cups quietly simmer away.

Undoubtedly, however, their lives have been improved by our existence in them.

And there’s no better way to prove that than with a genuinely good pile of Christmas presents.

Dudes tend to be dealt the shorthand when it comes to presents (how many socks can one man wear?) so it’s really up to you to make sure he has something worthwhile opening come the big day.

So here are a few ideas for your lovely, long-suffering boyfriend that… Read the full story

Met Gala 2018’s theme is all about religion

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The fashion world loves nothing better than a good dose of theatrics.

It’s second only to the Catholic church for a showmanship.

Which is why next year’s Met Gala is going to be so good.

Because the Costume Institute has just announced that the 2018 will be ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’.

It’s basically going to be a bacchanalia of black lace and Madonna-esque crucifixes isn’t it?

The whole thing is set to focus on the papal garb which is on loan from the Sistine Chapel sacristy – much of which has never been seen outside of the Vatican.

There are going to be around 50 of these ecclesiastical garments on show, as well as… Read the full story

Why choosing my bridesmaids has been the hardest part of wedding planning

Sure, they look serene, but the process of getting there was HARD (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk)

Choosing your husband is easy.

Once you’ve ruled out Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, your list is pretty much whittled down to ‘the guy you’re actually in a relationship with’.

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Choosing bridesmaids, by comparison, is Sophie’s Choice.

For some people I suppose it’s easy. People who have always been part of a clique of four besties, or people who have loads of sisters or adorable nieces.

But I’ve got friends from all over the place, and… Read the full story

Dyson Black Friday event is coming – here’s what to expect

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