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Monday, 17 June 2019 08:49

Boss Babe V Black Opium

When it comes to perfume, personality is key, and Missguided's latest addition to its 'Babe' range is packed to the ring pull with personality.

It’s no secret that we’re causing harm to our planet — and one of the biggest factors is overconsumption.

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:41

Let's Indulge!

Indulge Beauty Dubbed the ‘UK’s answer to Sephora’, are offering up to 30% off the full South Korean range, innovative products in funky packaging that's bound to liven up your beauty regime.

Last Sunday graduates from the MA Menswear course at the University of Westminster presented their collections at LFWM.

Friday, 07 June 2019 13:55

The Latest In Makeup Tools

Hands up if you’re tired of stained hands after makeup application… Cue the Makeup Hand Palette, the new multi-tasking beauty tool that revolutionises how you apply, transfer and create bespoke products.

I know what you’re thinking, where’s this been all our lives?!

It’s been taking the beauty world by storm and fast becoming every makeup artist’s ‘must have’ product of the year.  The Makeup Hand Palette £12 (patented design) with a pre-launch waiting list of over 6,000 is innovating the makeup scene, and the company behind it is celebrating selling thousands of this ingenious beauty tool – currently selling 1 every 20 minutes.

The makeup hand palette is 100% Acrylic and is the perfect mixing palette allowing you to mix and transfer your beauty products hygienically, preventing cross contamination and unwanted stains on the back of your hand.

Slipping easily and comfortably onto the hand, it will allow you to create bespoke colours and formulas customised to your skin tone. It’s perfect for foundations, lipsticks, eyeshadows, oils, serums, self-tanning products and so much more.

Makeup Hand Palette

Bespoke product tips:

  • Self-tan mixed with a moisturiser as a gradual tan
  • Self-tan mixed with a body shimmer – highlighter or dewy skin
  • Lipstick mixed with a petroleum balm – lip tint
  • Foundation mixed with a moisturiser – tinted moisturiser
  • Foundation mixed with foundation – custom shade
  • Foundation mixed with a shimmer eyeshadow – highlighter
  • Moisturiser mixed with a facial oil – super hydrating moisturiser

The Makeup Hand Palette can be purchased from Makeupbox LDN www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk

Are you fed up of chaffing on legs and sore irritable skin? Smoovall is a skin contact spray, as an alternative to talc, vaseline or duct tape to prevent soreness and irritation caused by friction. 

Thursday, 06 June 2019 20:04

VF launches At Axtell Soho

VF, the 120-year global leader of outdoor and activity-based lifestyle and workwear brands launches Axtell Soho.

Thursday, 06 June 2019 19:31

Kipling’s Tamiko Laptop Backpack

On first sight the ‘Tamiko’ is unassuming and the Jersey Grey colour makes it versatile enough for most outfits. The medium backpack doesn’t completely give away it’s well thought-out design and functionality straight away. This well-design item makes it a perfect everyday work companion for college or work, with its two buckle cinch straps fastening, laptop protection and a neat pocket for your mobile or e-Reader. 

Carrying a lot of equipment on most occasions this bag perfectly accommodates for laptop, phone cables and even a change of clothes, bottled water and a spare pair of shoes. Multiple compartments and pockets allow me to keep things fairly organised. Padded back, and backpack straps make for a comfortable experience for back and shoulders when wearing the bag pack.

The beauty of the bag is while it is expandable and has quite a bit of depth to it, when you are carrying less tightening the straps ensures the bag remains aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t take up much room when standing or sitting on the busy tube during rush hour.

The waterproof interior ensures the back isn’t ruined in case of any spillages and also protects your clothing from any spillages in the bag. Ink, Drink, body oils, creams are all kept at bay and as someone who has experienced each of them it is a nice touch for those of us more inclined to experience those mishaps.

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The Tamiko bag comes in colours, Jersey Grey, Brave Black, Brave Black C, Cool Moss C. 

Features:
• Water resistant
• Lightweight at only 660g
• Top grab handle
• Zipped front compartment with
• Zipped pocket
• Two open top drop pockets
• Pen pocket
• Zipped rear compartment with:
• Padded laptop section for up to a 15” laptop
• Side zipped pocket on the back for phone or eReader
• Two cinch straps to secure the contents of the backpack
• Ergonomically padded back for comfort
• Adjustable, padded backpack straps

Specifications:
Height:  45cm
Width:  30cm
Depth:  15.5cm
Material:  100% Polyamide
Volume:  21 litre
Weight:  660g
PC size: 15”
MAC size: 15”

Priced between £96,- to £116,- is on the dearer side for the cash-strapped student but on the more affordable spectrum with good value for money. There are other brands offering the same and more in terms of organisation at much lower price points whilst embracing tech and security a little more such as USB charging port and antitheft facilities.

As with most purchases the buyers preferences regarding aesthetics, level of organisation, quality, functionality, and space required or desired, perceived value and their emotional connection to the brand may be a bigger deciding factor than budget alone. 

It’s a good bag pack practical enough for working and outside of working hours. Personally, if I considered using it for work alone my preferences would include better facilitation of tech that we all use on the move and higher level of organisation and security.  But an overall it’s a great bag that I will use frequently. 

The winners of this year’s Gala Awards were announced, celebrating the ‘Talent of Tomorrow’ with graduate stars such as award winners Brian McLysaght, Alexandra Fan and Rosie Baird from Edinburgh College of Art, Greg Brears from Birmingham City University and Hannah Stote from Bath Spa University. 

Monday, 03 June 2019 23:57

QUIZ Launch Petite Clothing

In May, global fast fashion brand QUIZ launch their first ever petite range: QUIZ Petite.