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Now the transition from spring to summer is finally upon us, it's important that we get ourselves ready. I'm sharing with you my essential products for the month that I promise will have you prepped for some more sunshine. Wella Hair Oil Hair oils are great to get the ends of your hair hydrated for...
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You’ll have noticed (if you don’t live under a rock) that braids are a big deal right in the beauty world now, thanks mainly to one family in particular… It can seem sometimes that anything the Kardashian/Jenner clan get their hands becomes a big deal, so are we really surprised the way Kim’s chosen to...
Eyebrow Grooming: The simple way to make the best of your brows Eyebrows, grooming, beauty, make up, women, fashion, style, kettle mag, katie braithwaite
The beauty world is crazier for eyebrows right now than it has ever been before. Ever since Cara Delevingne arrived on the scene with her big and bushy (yet perfectly shaped) brows, we’ve been ditching the tweezers and growing out our eyebrow hairs with the same care and attention we give the ones on our heads. Personally, I...
New Year beauty resolutions New Year, Beauty, Resolutions, Soap and Glory, Body Butter, Kettle Mag, Katie Braithwaite
Each New Year starts with a fresh set of resolutions to try and keep, but this year I’m setting myself some different kinds of goals – to look after my body and take better care of my skin. 1. Maintain a regular facewash routine First things first, I’m aiming to follow the basic three-step skincare routine;...
Looking after your winter skin Winter, skin, skincare, beauty, kettle mag, katie braithwaite
So we all know that winter can be a tough time of year. The stress of Christmas shopping for those awkward relatives and managing to stay warm without looking like an Eskimo are just two things; but when it comes to your skin, it can be really hard to maintain a healthy glow. Here are...
Why I chose to study at Liverpool John Moores University Journalism, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, University
When the time comes to decide which universities you're going to apply for, it can be hard work. Where will the best nightlife be? Where will I meet loads of new friends? How far do I want to be from home? Personally, I was concerned about the above, but at the top of my checklist was which city will...
Katie: What’s in my makeup bag?
Your makeup bag is your trusty companion. Whether you adapt it for a travel version, it’s all over your bedside table or you’re seriously organised and have it colour co-ordinated blogger style - we all have one. If you’re anything like me, you take it everywhere, you re-stock it constantly and there’s always some hidden...
A look at Liverpool Freshers’ Week
Liverpool is one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world, so Freshers' Week was bound to be jam packed full of exciting events and nights out. Starting on 19 September, the universities had something planned for each night from performances from Sub Focus at the Guild, pub quizzes and resident DJs. The University...
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In a world obsessed with beauty tutorials, contouring our faces and Instagram filters; many feminist groups, photographers and celebrities alike have driven forward the No Make-up Debate. Celebrating femininity by posting pictures to social media 'fresh faced', 'natural' and revealing the 'real me' is a craze which sparked the 'No Makeup Selfie Campaign' and raised...
Review: Going Bronde with Jerome Russell Kettlemag, Beauty, Bronde, Katie Braithwaite
It's not Brown, it's not Blonde - it's Bronde. The latest hair trend loved by celebs and us mere human alike is the perfect shade to try out this summer. Recently I decided it was time for a change with my hair and thought there's be no better colour to try out, especially after seeing the Loreal advert...
Review: Batiste Ella Henderson Sweet & Seductive dry shampoo
I hope you're all enjoying the gorgeous weather recently and making the most of it. I don't know about you, but my hair really suffers in this heat, especially when it comes to dry ends and grease. A quick go-to product for revitalising your hair when it's like this is of course, dry shampoo. Batiste stands out...
Finding the perfect eye cream Kettlemag, Beauty, Katie Braithwaite, Eye Cream
Do you struggle to find new products? You're not the only one. Nowadays there are so many different beauty cream products on the shelves, that when it comes to finding something new I always seem to struggle. I've fallen in love with No7's facial cream which I have already featured in a previous post but I am still on...
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Each month here at Kettle we'll be giving you a look into our own make-up bags must haves and tips for staying on top of your beauty routine at a manageable price. If you want to share your key looks/shades/products for July, get in touch to beauty@kettlemag.co.uk - Beauty Editor, Renate O'Connor The first thing...