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The true meaning of beauty is to celebrate our imperfections

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

Growing up, Anita Bhagwandas struggled to accept how she looked. Now as an adult, and with a career in beauty, she’s realised that there is no such thing as perfection. When I was younger, I thought that to be beautiful you had to be white, thin, blonde and blue-eyed. That’s what my Barbies all looked like – Sindy, too (although, at least she had actual feet). Even my favourite cartoon character, Maxie’s World was worlds apart from my own dark hair, skin and eyes. From TV to magazines to the most popular kids at school, I was never going to...

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The lessons we’ve learnt about make-up

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

We've all come a long way from our first forays into blue eyeliner and frosted lipstick. The Pool shares some clever make-up tips and tricks they've learnt over the years, with the help of Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks . Dawn O'Porter aged 16 and now "As a teenager, make-up was about disguise – disguising spots, disguising a lack of confidence, disguising that I hadn’t quite worked out who I was yet. I didn’t use it with any skill – I wore it simply because I could. I distinctly remember getting to a point where I was allowed to wear make-up...

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How to deal with adult acne

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

The hormonal imbalance of coming off the pill left Fiona Ward plagued with angry breakouts – here's how she worked through it  I’ve always suffered with the odd spot. Like many, my adolescent self was often spackled with a few pubescent pimples – gone within days and forgotten about among a sea of matters needing far more attention, namely nightclubs, A-Levels and driving lessons. Now, I look back on my near-perfect teenage skin wistfully – because, today, my skin is far more like a sixth-former's than a grown woman's. And I’m not the only one. A recent study of UK...

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Why a scented candle is just the thing to cheer you up

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

A small treat that packs a lot of luxury, Kerry Potter (along with the rest of the UK) is obsessed with scented candles. From coffee-table show-stoppers to everyday affordable, here's her pick of the best  Call me Mariah Carey, but I can’t work without a scented candle flickering softly in my presence. A flaçon of hot wax is a mainstay on my rider, along with a steaming mug of PG Tips and 6 Music on the radio. It’s become such an ingrained part of my morning ritual that I literally can’t write words on a page until I’ve lit a...

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Milk Makeup has arrived in the UK – here are 4 products we love

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

Tory Frost breaks down the 4 best hard-working products from the cult New York beauty brand Milk Makeup – a swoonworthy and inclusive American brand of beauty and skincare must-haves – will be available from Cult Beauty today, and I am giddy. This is the brand I’ve begged non-beauty-geek pals crossing the pond to brave Sephora for. This is the brand I bought up from TK Maxx when a few bits miraculously appeared online, a few months back. This is the brand you want to sign up to a waiting list for, not only because its (sadly, pretty plastic-heavy) packaging...