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Angelina Jolie's Brave Decision To Have A Preventative Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie is a world famous figure. I’ve seen her in countless movies such as, the iconic Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, The Tourist, Girl Interrupted, The Bone Collector and Mr and Mrs Smith, to name just a few. I’ve been incredibly impressed with her body of work. However, I have never had much knowledge of Jolie herself. Of course, here in the UK, we get the news from Hollywood, which is filtered down into our gossip columns, but usually it is just that- gossip, and contains no information of any substance. The information we receive is about the public persona of ‘Angelina Jolie’ the film star, and her relationship with Brad Pitt, which everyone seems to have an opinion on. So any ‘news’ we receive usually comes with a side-line of opinion, that is cleverly presented as fact. The real Angelina Jolie, I would come to realise, is remarkably different.

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Catrina : 27th May 2013 10:57 pm : Articles, Articles & Interviews
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Don't Forget The Sun Cream…

Wow, some gorgeous weather here in the British Islands! The sun is shining and the Raybans are out! We love a sunny day here in the UK, and celebrate them with barbecues,  Pimms and lemonade, and sitting outside a lovely country pub!

Many of us migrate to the sea-side, on days like these, and sit on the beach whilst enjoying a typically English, 99 ice cream!

Many women all around the UK will have woken up this morning and thought, “Finally! A chance to get out the summer clothes!”

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Catrina : 25th May 2013 1:30 pm : Articles
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I Heart My Essie Nails!

Everywhere I go, I see Essie Nail Polishes! Essie here, Essie there, Essie everywhere! Their unique packaging stands them out from the other brands. One can tell it’s an Essie product, because they have their name embossed on the front of their bottles – for all to see!

Oh, those beautiful little bottles, I’m drawn like a moth to a flame, when I see those vibrant ‘Essie colours’ … Just. Can’t. Help. Myself!

If you have seen them you will know what I mean. The ‘Essie Colours’ are truly stunning, and have a richness that is unique to the brand. If you haven’t seen these nail varnishes, where have you been???

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Catrina : 24th May 2013 11:52 pm : Articles
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The Fabulous World Of Beauty Boxes.

There’s a new way of sampling beauty products, which is taking the world of beauty addicts, by storm. This innovative service is, the Beauty Box industry. It is like getting an expensive lucky bag for adults, you never know what the contents will be, it’s very exciting!

The premise is, for a certain amount of money each month, (usually it’s £10 for a subscription box), you will receive a box full of beauty products, through your letterbox. On average there are 4-6 products per box. There are several companies that offer these boxes. The type of contents differ slightly from each brand. Glossybox usually offer high end beauty products. Birchbox offers more natural health and beauty products and some high end products, Amarya offer completely natural and organic products, Latest In Beauty offer a several beauty boxes to choose from and Selfridges, the iconic department store, occasionally offers their own beauty boxes. Currently, they are offering a Summer Beauty Box which is £25.

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Catrina : 24th May 2013 8:08 pm : Articles
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Cheryl And Eva, 'Sisters From Another Mister?'

Cheryl Cole certainly did the UK proud, representing British women, at the Cannes Film Festival. She looked seriously, stunning! She arrived at Cannes late last Friday, and made her first appearance at a function, on Saturday evening.

The event Cole attended in Cannes, was run by L’Oreal, whom Cole is famously, an ambassador for, in the UK. At the event, other ‘Because I’m Worth It’, stars were in attendance. They included Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes, Megan Gale  and Jane Fonda.

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Catrina : 21st May 2013 1:02 pm : Articles, Celeb Style Crush
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David Beckham Announces Retirement

It’s true, Secret’s of a Beauty Addict can confirm, David Beckham is retiring! (..sobs) Ok, so you don’t normally come here to get football-related news, but seriously, it’s a huge deal! David Beckham has been such a prolific figure in British culture, it is going to be incredibly significant, even for the ones of us that only know football players, by who their wives and girlfriends are!

It will be a sad day when his stint with Paris Saint-Germain, ends!

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Catrina : 17th May 2013 11:39 am : Articles
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Cara Delevingne Dazzled Last Night At Cannes Opening Ceremony!

She may be the most talked about model of the moment, her beauty is undeniable, but last night at the Cannes Opening Ceremony, Cara Delevingne took her style to the next level. She looked simply stunning in an elegant, black lace gown. The dress was a Burberry creation, it had a lace overlay covering a revealing black, strappy dress which had a plunging neckline. It was glamorous, daring and oh, so, chic! It represented Delevingne’s personality to a tee.

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Catrina : 16th May 2013 2:03 pm : Articles
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Kate Moss Is Going For The 'Bronzed Goddess' Look, With The Help Of St Tropez!

The celebrated ‘English Rose’, Kate Moss, has been going for a deeper tanned look these days. This might be something to do with the new campaign she is doing with St Tropez, the leading fake tan retailer. Moss is their current poster girl and she says she has been a St Tropez fan for 15 years!

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Catrina : 12th May 2013 6:12 pm : Articles
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'Hairology'- An Introduction.

Having one’s hair done is a scary business, especially when going for a drastic change. We trust hairdressers with our precious locks, for them to colour, cut and style as they see fit. It takes a lot of trust to allow them to have a go at changing our appearance so drastically, but we do it and we pay an arm and a leg for the privilege.

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Catrina : 29th April 2013 6:57 pm : Articles
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Parabens, Are We Safe?

We all use cosmetics, and if you are reading this article, then I’m guessing, like me, you use them often. Recently, I came across a disturbing study which showed some shocking findings about the safety of some cosmetics. I did a little further research, and here’s what I found.

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Catrina : 28th April 2013 1:37 pm : Articles
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