The LOL Guide To Announcing Your Engagement On Facebook

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These celebrities know exactly how you should tell your friends your happy news…..

Getting engaged is one of the most momentous events in a girl’s life.

So when it happens to you, you obviously want to tell the entire world. And what better way to do that than on Facebook?!

However, announcing your happy news isn’t quite as simple as it sounds – you can’t just plonk a status up and be done with it.

There’s actually quite an art to letting everyone know that you’re a proud Mrs-to-be. Well, according to these celebrities anyway…..

Don’t take yourself too seriously

Remember this: The term ‘funny cats’ gets more than 360,000 monthly searches on Google. People want humour, not a sonnet about your perfect relationship all over their news feeds.

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The Carrie Diaries’ Lindsey Gort gives us a glimpse of her rock
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See The Harry Potter Lipstick That’s Got Fans Going Crazy

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YES. You totally read that right. We fancy ourselves a little bit of Sirius for the Autumn….

Years after the Harry Potter series was all wrapped up (our hearts still break a little to think about it), we welcome any tiny fragment of new HP goodness that can come our way.

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So when we heard through the grapevine of the internet that a Harry Potter themed range of sumptuous lipsticks was available, thanks to LA Splash Cosmetics , our inner Pygmy Puffs rejoiced.

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Instagram: @ kristynkibler

And just LOOK at the colours. Swoon.

Each velvety shade has been named after a beloved Harry Potter character or a Hogwarts House.

It hasn’t taken long for these beauties to Floo Powder their way onto Instagram feeds everywhere, and the liquid lipstick sure does create a suitably magical effect on the lips.

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The Oxford Dictionary Adds ‘Manspreading’, ‘Bants’ And ‘Mx’

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The Oxford Dictionary adds 1000 new words to its lexicon…..

The Oxford Dictionary has just made some epic additions to its word list. Manspreading, anyone?
‘Manspreading’, ‘awesomesauce’, ‘hangry’, ‘bruh’, ‘bants’, beer o’clock’ and ‘butt dial’ are all amongst the 1000 new words and phrases that have been added to online Oxford Dictionaries.
‘Fat-shame’ is also in there, along with ‘rando’, ‘cat cafe’ and the one we’ll no doubt enjoying using most, ‘wine ‘o clock.’

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Manspreading’ is one of the words added to reflect changing social norms

The editors brought about the changes to reflect the constantly evolving cultural, social and political norms, with new words added quarterly.
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Why The Caitlyn Jenner Costume Is Pretty Appalling

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The world is (quite rightly) disgusted by the launch of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume…..

To say we were shocked is a major understatement, but a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume has been released. And it’s every bit as terrible as you’d imagine.

Mirroring the outfit and hair (yes, the monstrosity comes complete with its very own Jenner wig) of Caitlyn’s iconic Vanity Fair cover, the fancy dress ensemble is comprised of a basque and a sash that reads: “Call Me Caitlyn“. This, of course, was the cover line for Caitlyn’s big reveal, which hit stands in June this year.

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Caitlyn Jenner has become a widely celebrated and inspirational figure, and we applaud her. The idea of belittling her with a Halloween costume – on the night when you’re supposed to dress up as something scary – is really quite unfair. And, we’re pleased to say, the internet seems to agree.
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Have You Heard This London Fashion Week News?

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Consider this your ultimate guide to all things London Fashion Week…..

You Just Got Invited To Sit On The FROW

Carnaby Street – which is just minutes away from the new LFW location of Brewer Street – will be live streaming the coolest shows and playing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. From Sibling to Peter Pilotto and Marques Almeida, you will be able to check out what’s coming down that catwalk as it happens.

The giant screen will be on Carnaby Street all week, where you can also enjoy exclusive offers on both restaurants and clothes shops as well as live music and in-store events. We’ll see you there!

Mary Katrantzou Has Designed The London Fashion Week Tote (And We Want It Now)

British designer Mary Katrantzou will not only be showing at LFW, she has designed the official LFW tote bag featuring her signature prints. You will be able to snap it up during London Fashion Weekend (you can buy tickets for this below).

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Mary Katrantzou’s London Fashion Week tote.

MM6 Maison Margiela Will Show at London Fashion Week:

The British Fashion Council has just released the official line-up for September’s spring/summer 2016 shows, and there’s one new name on the roster that we can’t wait to see.

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This Is How To Build Your Confidence Levels

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Not only will it make you happier, but it could improve your health…

It’s not always easy to build confidence. But there’s a very important reason why you should.

Well. Aside from the fact that you’re a totally fabulous lady, obviously.

There are actually health risks associated with a lack of self esteem, including the chance of developing skin cancer. Yep. We said this was important…..

According to research in the journal Health Psychology , disliking your appearance can make you more vulnerable to the disease.

Scientists worked this out by selecting men and women from an American health study who’d all reported a history of sunburn and a low likelihood of using suncream. Both of these are linked to an increased risk of skin cancer.

They then asked the participants how much time they spend outdoors in the summer, as well as how attractive they consider themselves to be. Those who gave their looks the lowest ratings tended to spend the most hours in the sun.

While the researchers didn’t assess how much of that time was used sunbathing, it’s suggested that these people may be keen to tan because they think it improves their looks.

This is because people who are unhappy with their appearance are more likely to have a ‘low regard for keeping their bodies safe and healthy‘.

We think this is pretty blimmim’ sad – and we really don’t want any of you to feel this way. So here are our top tips for boosting your self confidence…..

Write down everything you love about yourself…..

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Don’t worry if your list isn’t long to begin with, it’s all about quality over quantity. There are no limitations. You could note down anything from your favourite freckle to the thoughtful birthday presents you buy your friends.
Consider how you’d feel if you LOST these attributes. Makes a tan seem pretty irrelevant, huh? Continue reading This Is How To Build Your Confidence Levels

Hair Wraps Are Back: The Unlikely Trend We’re Loving

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Remember those colourful wraps you’d go crazy for as a kid? Well Bleach London are bringing them back.

Hands up, who remembers hair wraps?! Yep those, colourful hair braids were the highlight of every holiday when we were growing up, and now they’re back!

Bleach London, one of our favourite salons (and the masterminds behind pastel hair) were championing the quirky trend at their pop-up braid shop at FYF Festival in LA this weekend.

We saw them set up shop at the music festival and upload countless quirky-cool hair wraps to their instagram feed.

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They showcased some serious hair wrap game, from multi-coloured strands to metal-wrapped braids and even jewellery-adorned wraps.
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Develop Your Management And Business Skills: Leading Virtual Teams Part 2

In a traditional setting, managers can communicate and team build informally by chatting to staff they encounter during the day, at their desks, before and after meetings, in the staff restaurant.

They can observe their staffs’ habits, skills, strengths and weaknesses. They can engage with them socially after hours, and organise team building events. They can spend a few minutes asking about their family, weekend, holiday plans.

Traditional managers can ignore technical tools such as email and video conferencing and manage in the traditional way, preparing hard copy hand-outs for meetings, inviting people to meetings on the day as they consider the agenda.

Management style

A virtual manager can’t use chance encounters to develop relationships with their staff. They must be much more tech savvy and more organised. They can’t call a meeting on the day, as staff will probably be out and about, dealing with business. They need to plan and schedule “meetings “or contacts in advance, develop and disclose meeting agenda, and email out briefing information in advance.

So the virtual manager must be better at planning and organising their own time, and that of their team members. They must be tech savvy.

Effective Team Building

A traditional manager can build the team by developing personal relationships with each member. They can organise meetings with a social slant, say over lunch or in a restaurant. They can organise social events and get togethers, even including partners and family on occasion. Continue reading Develop Your Management And Business Skills: Leading Virtual Teams Part 2

So Apparently This Is The Perfect Age To Get Married…..

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Thinking about saying ‘I do’, read this first…..

When do you think you’ll start thinking about marriage? How old do you think you’ll be? All questions with probably talked, debated and disliked over a bottle of wine with our mates. Which unless you are planning your wedding right now, isn’t something most of us can ever really know with absolute certainty.

But a new study has revealed there is an ideal time to get hitched – after new stats suggest that saying your vows between your late 20s and early 30s decrease the risk of divorce.

University of Utah researcher Nicholas Wolfinger, suggests that age is linked to a lasting marriage — and that the likelihood of divorce is lowest when you get hitched between the ages of 28 and 32 – known as the ‘Goldilocks’ age range. Tie the knot before or after that, and risk of splitting from a spouse increases, according to Wolfinger.

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The odds of divorce decline as you age from your teenage years through your late twenties and early thirties“, Wolfinger says. “Thereafter, the chances of divorce go up again as you move into your late thirties and early forties“.

These findings are backed up by a similar study conducted by Marisa T. Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis College and co-founder of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab who asked 773 people ‘what’s the best age to get married?

The opinions gathered from people closely matched Wolfginger’s study. “An overwhelming majority — 83.7 percent — felt that it is ideal to get married in between 25 to 34 years of age“, Marisa says.

The age range “existence is beyond question“, according to Nicolas Wolfinger. So you may want to put a away those wedding magazines for a few more years…..

Godphraim in Look Edit…..

Kylie Jenner Announces Her New Lip Range

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Now we can all have a killer pout…..

Kylie Jenner’s lips have become as famous as her. And now, it seems that the young star will be the face of her very own lip line.
After the rumour that she’s leaving her family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it was only a matter of time before a new venture would be announced – and we can’t think of anything more perfect.

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After all, don’t we all lust after a Kylie Jenner pout?

It’s so sought after, in fact, that girls the world over are trying everything to create the same effect. KJ’s lips sparked the #KylieJennerLipChallenge craze we all remember, have been the reason behind a burst in lip tattooing and are also the muse for a series of plumping products. Continue reading Kylie Jenner Announces Her New Lip Range