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The Cruelty Free Challenge

I have always loved make-up. Obsessively watching beauty gurus on YouTube, awkwardly teaching myself to contour (I’m still learning), feeling that rush of excitement at getting my first Chanel red lip-stick and, yes, some questionable years of blue eyeliner experiments…make-up is, for better or worse, a big and valued part of my life. 623 more words


Bitch Better Have My Money: A Discussion

Rihanna’s new video is a slick, seven minute technicolour revenge fantasy, full of guns, explosions, blood, sex and incredible nineties-inspired #looks. It also features the kidnap of her antagonist’s rich, white wife, who is dangled naked upside-down, stuffed in the trunk of a car and then drowned in a swimming pool. 744 more words


Album Review: Lucy Rose - Work It Out

According to Lucy Rose’s Wikipedia page, she used to sell her own blend of tea at her gigs instead of CDs or T shirts. I might have been surprised to learn this, had I not already listened to Work It Out. 155 more words


Top Five: Bridges

From fourteenth century gothic arches to modern masterpieces of stone and steel, bridges can be icons of cities, countries, architectural wonders or incredible feats of engineering. 497 more words


Travel Writing: The Essence of Venice

Upon first arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport, it’s quite easy to be disappointed.  Considering the city after which the airport is named – frequently described as one of the most romantic cities on earth – the muddy waters and murky countryside over which the plane soars is an inauspicious beginning to say the least. 763 more words


Arts Review: The Driver's Seat

Dir. Laurie Sansom, The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 13th-27th June

Centred around Lise (Morven Christie) a mentally-troubled young woman who decides to travel to France for some relief from the mundanity of her stifling office job in an accountancy firm, The Driver’s Seat is shrouded in ambiguity from the beginning.   333 more words