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Reaching ‘5-a-day’ of fruit and vegetables can be a difficult task but swapping regular meal staples, such as pasta and white potato, for sweet potato is a great place to start. Not only do sweet potatoes taste delicious and reduce carb and sugar cravings, they also count towards 5-a-day unlike white potatoes and are packed with vitamin A and vitamin C, essential for healthy skin and collagen creation. And with research finding that the amount of sweet potatoes we’re eating...

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  Ladies everywhere – have you heard of Pink Clove? If not, it’s time to check them out. Pink Clove hunt for the latest influential fashion trends from all the top catwalks and turn them into stylish designs in sizes 16-32. In addition to affordable prices and great quality, they offer a fantastic collection of trousers, skirts, dresses and jumpsuits, as well as a brand-new line of great-looking lingerie.   Sample items from the range…   With...

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October is all about thinking pink….and you don’t get more pink than the sublime appearance and taste of Dell’Ugo Goats’ Cheese and Beetroot Fiorelli. The specially designed pack to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month will be on sale from September 7th in Waitrose and Ocado and from October in Costco. 10p from every pack will go to Breast Cancer Care. The Dell’Ugo range of ravioli, fiorelli and tortelloni fine filled pasta are the Company’s signature...

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If you’re sceptical about the claims made by cosmetics firms about the attributes of their lotions and potions, you’re not alone. A study by US academics just published in the Journal of Global Fashion Marketing shows how little truth there seems to be in those glossy magazine ads – as well as how unlikely we are to believe them anyway. Jie G. Fowler, Timothy Reisenwitz and Les Carson examined 289 full-page cosmetics ads from the April 2013 issues of seven fashion titles...

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Low cost and easily accessible clothing has led to a throwaway fashion culture, a trend which eco-conscious designers such as Vivienne Westwood are trying to eliminate. Ethical shoe brand Startas + Co is leading the movement in trying to change the way people buy fashion items with a new Instagram competition.     It has been claimed that social media and the rise of the selfie is to blame for this throwaway culture – as people don’t like to be seen wearing the...

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Shabby chic décor has been all the rave since the 80s and still is. So whether you’re looking to purchase a brand-new pastel-toned dining room accessory from the store, or thinking of artfully refurbishing Grandmother’s half-length hallway mirror yourself, there’s always a way to successfully perfect the shabby chic you’re after. First, the shabby chic look is usually built on white backgrounds – often a complex mixture of different shades, so don’t...

Baby B Browne

Sun-kissed summer glows are made possible all year round thanks to the launch of a luxury self-tanning lotion from Ireland-based brand, Baby B. Browne . Blended to simultaneously hydrate and darken the skin, the moisture rich formulae is rich, creamy and oh so natural. Once applied the Baby B. Browne glow lasts up to seven days. For ladies in search of colour that lasts, it is must have beauty ammunition. Keeping skin healthy and hydrated is an essential part of building beautiful...

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A cultural social media phenomenon of recent years, ‘selfie’ was declared the Oxford English Dictionary 2013 Word of the Year. Since then it has become a powerful means of self-expression, particularly for young women in their teens and early twenties. But do selfies merely represent shallow online narcissism? New research published in Consumption Markets & Culture explores ‘the political urgency at the heart of the selfie phenomenon’. Though he acknowledges that...

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Miss You Already , a British-American romantic comedy set for release later in the year, shows London based actor Mem Ferda’s soft side as he plays Ahmet, a friendly taxi driver. Starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette and Dominic Cooper, Ferda makes an appearance alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest actors and can be seen in the brand new trailer for the movie.     Directed by the woman behind the highly successful Twilight films, Catherine Hardwicke, Miss you...

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Vivi K Perfumes has announced the launch of four new fragrances inspired by summer. The exclusive fruity scents embody the spirit of summer, set to a backdrop of fun, laughter and happiness, golden rays and long, lazy days at the beach. Vivi K Perfumes was created by friends Vivian Kokunda and Ankit Talwar. The brand was inspired by their shared love of perfumes, trying new ones, saving antique ones, and building a collection of signature scents. On creating the brand the pair...

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