A Guide To Surviving A Single Valentine’s Day

There’s no avoiding it, like a heart-shaped balloon it rises, unavoidable and garish; Valentine’s Day. Every year the red roses and the teddy bears holding signs saying “I love you” appear in the shops. Bright pink and red hearts cover every inch of every restaurant you go into. Except for this year of course, oddly […]Read More

5 Things I Learnt In 2020

As this never-ending year finally limps to a close I find myself in much the same position as I started in. I am 23, still single, still working a part-time job in retail, and still living at home. And yet this year has changed me beyond what I could have expected. I am now the […]Read More

Could Stress Be Ruining Your Vaginal Health?

You’re probably aware of the physical response your body has to stress, be it nausea or sweating, you will likely experience some sort of involuntary response during times of pressure. And boy has 2020 been a year bursting to the seams with stress. So it is expected that you may have suffered more severe acne […]Read More

Study Reveals Most Googled Embarrassing Health Questions

There is no doubt that the way we, the British public, interact with the doctors has changed since COVID-19 hit. Things we may have normally gone to our local general practitioner (GP) for might now be relegated to the world of Google and WebMD, shown by a 30% decrease in appointments for the GPs. However, […]Read More

Kissing The Kissing Booth’s Misogyny Goodbye

Teen romantic comedies have been a staple of cinema for years, often credited to have been birthed in 1982 with Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Following this came a flurry of teen based rom-coms from the now iconic director John Hughes, giving voice to a generation overlooked in mainstream film. It is a […]Read More

Book Review: Coming Undone // Terri White

I have always read fiction novels and even when I branched out into non-fiction, memoirs were never my go-to genre. I suppose since I did not engage with the celebrity in question, often footballers or singers, I could not see the merit in reading about their path to fame or their childhood. That is until […]Read More

Reclaiming My Face From The Beauty Industry

Makeup exists as an oxymoron; it is self-expression and art but can also be a mask and a symbol of conformity. Throughout history women have been told to wear makeup or else they run the risk of being seen as unprofessional or unkempt. Yet wearing too much makes you hideous or high maintenance. Beauty exists in […]Read More

Dramageddon 2.0: Revenge Of The Beauty Gurus

You would have thought with a global pandemic, worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and that one brief threat of murder hornets, the drama thirsty beauty community would take a year off. However, that hasn’t happened. After the forced outing of Beauty Guru Nikkietutorials in February this year and last year’s dramatic cancelling of James Charles, […]Read More

TV: Getting Comfortable With Intimacy Coordinators

It’s impossible to ignore the growing number of people working in film and television who have reported unwanted sexual advances from other industry figures. Recent events such as the sentencing of Harvey Weinstein have brought up questions about how this could have happened so prolifically, in what seems to be an almost universal experience for […]Read More

Youtuber Nikkietutorials Comes Out

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the stunning Nikkie De Jager, she is one of the most subscribed beauty Youtubers, often referred to by her YouTube username, NikkieTutorials. The Dutch beauty guru went viral in 2015 with her video “The Power Of Make-up”, which discussed the stigma around makeup and those who wear […]Read More

Film News: ‘Promising Young Woman’ Trailer Released

From the opening shot of the far-too-drunk Carey Mulligan alone in a club to the neon lights and orchestral version of “Toxic” playing in the background, Promising Young Woman  declares itself immediately as an intriguing film. This trailer has already captured the imagination of many across social media, and has placed itself firmly in support […]Read More

Politics or Popularity? What Did We Vote For?

It’s hard to ignore the media circus around this year’s election, and I say this year because they seem to be an annual thing now. Focus has been locked on the two main party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson with little else other than Brexit discussions piercing through the fog of this popularity contest. […]Read More

Theatre Review: Dear Evan Hansen // West End

Dear Evan Hansen… That was a brilliant production, and here’s why. Following the eponymous Evan Hansen after the death of a fellow student, Dear Evan Hansen is a stunning dive into depression and loneliness in a world dominated by social media. The musical effortlessly moves from comedic highlights to utterly devastating moments, handling the tragic […]Read More