The Chemicals behind the Cosmetics

The shampoo; the lipstick and the perfume you sprayed on as you quickly rushed out the door: products you would never guess were dangerous.Across the globe, cosmetic producers are placing carcinogens like anti-fungi chemicals, hormone disrupting chemicals, lead and mercury amongst others into our cosmetics for various reasons causing a variety of different health issues to come to the forefront.Although there are strict chemical regulations within the UK a few chemicals that are placed in our cosmetics are questionable. When I spoke to chemicals and research manager of Breast Cancer UK, Dr. Margaret Wexler, she explained: “In the UK makeup…

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Flint+Flint = skin that’s mint!

When I received these skincare goodies from Flint+Flint via Student Wire HQ, I was so excited. I’ve always been a firm believer that looking after your skin properly is super important. A good regime will ensure you always look brighter after those big nights out, and will put a pause on aging when the time comes! For all of you glamorous beings out there who wont settle for your basic soap and flannel, Flint+Flint is definitely high end, but without the Oxford Street price tag. When I opened the sleek package, I was thrilled to see a lip product inside….

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Winter beauty trends

Keep up with the latest fashion this winter by being up-to-date with the current beauty trends! This winter it’s all about berry and burgundy lips with neutral eyes. The reason for this contrast is because the lips are the centre-piece of this season and eyes should not draw attention away from the lips An amazing palette to keep the eyes neutral with and that is student friendly is MUA’s new matte palette in ‘Ever After’. I’m totally in LOVE with this palette, costing only £4 for 10 amazing colours, it can help you achieve a soft and simple day time…

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Makeup tips for Waking-Up-Late Days

We’ve all been there, you’ve set your alarm to give you plenty of time to prepare for your lecture and… you’ve missed it and have 10 minutes to get out the door. Here’s how to cope when that invariably happens. Step 1: Be prepared Have on hand a can of dry shampoo, one basic outfit you know you can throw on and look OK and breakfast you can eat on the run. Also, always pack your bag the night before. Step 2: Back to Basics Now is not the time to be experimenting with smoky eyes and bright lips. Keep…

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Top 5 summer beauty buys for under a fiver!

As students we all tend to live on a strict budget but that doesn’t mean that our appearance has to suffer. We all want to look good without spending a fortune, right? Well we can! There are some amazing products out there at the moment so we can be beautiful without breaking the bank. Considering that summer is fast approaching it’s about time we treated ourselves to some beauty essentials fit for the warmer weather. 1. Nivea Express Hydrating Primer- £3.99 Nivea are known for their great range of skin care but this hydrating primer is really something else. Primer…

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