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Mum's Know Best!

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Hi, here is an article I wrote but was unable to post due to being in hospital xx I’ve decided to write about Mum’s and their relationship to make-up, firstly as it is Mother’s day (Happy Mother’s Day, Mum!) and also after gaining inspiration from watching the film Burlesque for the millionth time! I know it sounds strange but please bear with me.  As I was watching the scene where Cher’s character (Tess) teaches Christina Aguilera’s character (Ali) how to put make-up on I realised, it was this one scene more »

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Airbrush, Or Not to Airbrush? That Is The Question

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Over the past few days I have been pondering my opinions on airbrushing. It has become a hot topic over the last few years, due to the controversy surrounding magazines and advertisers covertly using the technique without readers’ knowledge. L’Oreal in particular has had many advertisements banned because they had airbrushed and exaggerated their photographs. More recently,  in October 2012, Christian Dior have had an advertisement of the DIORSHOW; New Look mascara, banned for use of airbrushing. In the advert more »

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The Body Shop & Leona Lewis (Their New Brand Activist) Are Trying To Stop Global Animal Testing For Cosmetics! Yes!!

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Thank goodness something is being done! The Body Shop, renowned for their eco friendly stance are being joined by reowned animal lover Leona Lewis who we covered in one of our Celeb Crushes a while ago. She has launched her own cruelty free limited edition make-up and fragrance collection with The Body Shop to kick start promoting their campaign. They have also joined the awesome company that is Cruelty Free International to go global with this very important mission. To sign the Cruelty more »

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Let's make Mother's Day – Molton's Day!

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As Mother’s day approaches (10th March in case it has slipped your mind), the task of finding that perfect present begins again. Every year I can guarantee that my Mum’s answer to ‘What would you like this year?’ will be ‘Oh don’t be spending your money on me!’ She exasperatingly gives me no clue of what she wants, but I know that inside she would be slightly disappointed that there was nothing there next to her traditional bunch of daffodils. more »

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Premiere of Oz The Great and Powerful!

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OZ is certainly a magical place that catches the imagination of generation after generation. There have been countless derivatives of the original enchanting narrative, and the characters and themes are just as engaging now as they were when OZ was created in 1900 in a novel by L. Frank Baum. Obviously, the most iconic so far has been the 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ with Judy Garland. Personally, I identify with Dorothy the most, unfortunately as my love life seems to have resembled more »

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My PurEarth Cleanse

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I started the Purearth Energise 5 day detox on Wednesday 6th February. I was so excited about receiving my juices and making the first step towards better health. They arrived promptly at 9am and were in pristine condition and considering they came from London I was impressed. They had eco-friendly packaging and looked quite retro and very appetizing with their vivid colours. So I began my day with warm water and a slice of lemon as Angelina had recommended. Angelina more »

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My PurEarth Cleanse

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I started the Purearth Energise 5 day detox on Wednesday 6th February. I was so excited about receiving my juices and making the first step towards better health. They arrived promptly at 9am and were in pristine condition and considering they came from London I was impressed. They had eco-friendly packaging and looked quite retro and very appetizing with their vivid colours. So I began my day with warm water and a slice of lemon as Angelina had recommended. Angelina more »

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Vivienne Westwood and Lush work together for a Climate Revolution

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Vivienne Westwood has been rallying the public against climate change for a long time. The first time I became aware of it was when she was a guest on the Jonathon Ross show a few years ago. Since then she has been actively doing things to get more people involved. At the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, Vivienne unveiled her new campain, ‘Climate Revolution’. She had the words on her t-shirt and banner that she had hidden on the inside of one of her iconic more »

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A Brief Discussion About The Psychology Of Make-Up

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Raymond Cochrane in the book Contemporary Psychology: An Introduction, by Clive R. Hollin raises some interesting ideas about the psychology of wearing make up.  ‘We may notice too that our hypothetical stranger might be wearing make up to hide some of their original facial features.’ But is that the case? Do we collectively want to hide our original features or are we simply trying to enhance them? It’s an interesting thought which I guess we can only answer on a more »

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