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Acne is celebrated in Moto Guo’s Milan Fashion Week show
I will defend makeup to the death. That’s kind of my job as a Beauty Editor, I guess. I use it as an extension of my personality. I use it when I need a confidence boost and I’d even go as far to say that sometimes, I use it as an art form - although...
You’re invited to the house party of the year at Blissfields 2016
Last weekend saw the unofficial kick off of this year’s festival season, along with a taster of (some) sunshine as a reminder that summer is finally just around the corner. Whether you’ve already got your season planned or you’re looking for some last minute tickets, make sure you check out smaller boutique festivals in your...
Tributes pour in for Prince on social media Tributes, Prince, social media, celebrity, news, breaking news, music, Kettle Mag, Renate O'Connor
Critically acclaimed musician Prince has died, aged 57, at his home in Minnesota. News of the star’s death spread like wildfire across social media this evening after being reported on celebrity gossip site TMZ. Police were reportedly called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate this morning. His death was later confirmed by his...
The best of Coachella beauty so far COACHELLA 2016
If you want a sign that warmer weather is fast approaching, look no further than Coachella. Setting the tone for the year’s summer style, this Palm Springs annual festival is always full to the brim with celebs making us wish we could party alongside them. Where you’ll find celebrities, you’ll find trends. In the same way...
Review: SockShop Beauty Feet
We all have our own beauty regimes, which focus on the specific areas we feel either need the most attention or look best when accentuated. There are tonnes of articles out there to tell us the best products for keeping all those areas which are on show all the time looking their best, but what...
Does being a vegan/vegetarian make you a better feminist?
Let me begin this discussion by setting one thing straight. The idea that one feminist or one feminist outlook can be better than another is a thought process which never has and never will sit well with me. Does this not go against the very principle of equality? Of course, I’m in no way saying...
Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Him: men-ü Grooming Sets 22119912686_f06460ce1a_o.jpg
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching us, I mean very fast… So if you’re still on the lookout for a gift for the man in your life, you might be starting to edge into a slight panic by now. But have no fear, I’ve got you covered… With facial hair being the hottest accessory for men...
Hair Trends: Underlights Hair, trends, underlights, beauty, make up, kettle mag, renate o'connor
Dubbed the ‘safe for work’ hair dye trend of 2016, ‘underlights’ involve hiding secret layers of crazy coloured hair, underneath a natural top layer. So basically, you’re business on the top and all things unicorn, rainbows and awesome on the bottom – the perfect mix. Simply get your stylist (or if you’re brave enough to...
7 tips for surviving cold and flu season Cold, Flu, Health, Tips, Winter, Kettle Mag, Renate O'Connor
Take it from someone who has been ill with the flu for the past 3 years running – it’s not fun. Especially when it just so happens that you come down with it immediately after Christmas and have to spend New Year’s Eve either stuck in bed or sitting in the corner of a party...
Gifts for her: Beauty sets under £20 Gifts, gifts for her, beauty sets, cheap, bargain, value, under £20, beauty, kettle mag, renate o'connor
Looking for the perfect gift for a friend, loved one or even a cheeky one for yourself, but not keen to break the bank? I’ve got you covered, with my top beauty sets for under £20. Soap & Glory Poptastic | £12.00 You can't go wrong with a Soap & Glory gift set, you really...
Ariana Grande hits back at body shamers and misogynists
Ariana Grande has hit back against misogynist and body shaming comments after being victim to both last weekend. Following comments she received on Twitter about her weight and a radio interview in which she was asked questions suggesting she could she never survive without makeup, it is clear there are still a number of issues surrounding...
Warning: Your man bun could make you go bald!
Whether you like it or not the man bun is a trend which is not going anywhere fast. Hipsters up and down the country are sporting one, male models are flicking their ponytails down the catwalk and the celeb scene is franticly catching on. (Just take a look at TOWIE.) So if you’ve taken the...
Get back your summer glow with PHD’s Never Miss A Spot Self Tanner
Autumn is a beautiful month, but that doesn’t mean we need to be crazy excited about it arriving so soon. We spend so many months trying to develop that perfect tan, it seems a shame to just let it fade away.  Self-tanning is the perfect way to hold on to that summer glow for as...
The best of beauty at the VMAs Kettlemag, Beauty, VMAs, Miley Cyrus,
Now you can call the MTV Video Music Awards a lot of things, but tame certainly isn't one of them. In a celebration of the best music videos of the year, you can be sure to expect a whole lot of celebrity feuds, social empowerment, staggering outfits, oh... and some music.  This years show, which...
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The Great British Bake Off has certainly been back with a bang, as the first episode drew in a massive 9.3 million viewers. The whole country's gone a bit Bake Off crazy, with #GBBO trending on Twitter for most of the week and uproar emerging in the tabloids, after it was reported cake week’s star baker Marie has...
August Beauty Essentials August beauty tips, kettle mag, renate o'connor
Isn’t it crazy that we’re nearly half way into August already? This summer seems to be flying by and soon enough we’ll be back to big knits and winter coats. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves too soon, I’m holding on to the hopes of sunshine for as long as I possibly can. It’s always around...
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With the news that she’s secretly married her long-term boyfriend Justin Theroux, perhaps the media will give the saddest woman on the planet a break now. After all, since her divorce from Brad Pitt, she’s just hopped from man to man in a desperate attempt to find love again, right? Will she ever have children...
Review: The Maccabees – Marks to Prove It Kettle Mag, The Maccabees, Marks to Prove It
Back with their fourth studio album shooting straight to number 1 in the UK Top 40 Album charts, The Maccabees are undoubtedly on cloud nine right now. Arriving in 2007 with their debut album Colour It In, they settled in nicely to a scene which was so overpopulated by British indie music, some could say...
GBBO Series 6: It’s finally here! [SPOILERS] Paul_Hollywood__Su_3388875k.jpg
Before we go any further - this article does contain spoilers. If you haven't seen the first episode of the new series, look away now! On paper, a BBC programme, filmed in a tent, with some amateur bakers attempting to make their best Victoria Sponge, doesn’t exactly scream amazing TV. But any Bake Off fan...
What is #SplitHair? Kettlemag, Beauty, Split Hair,
We’ve had our fair share of hair trends as of late, with a new shade for the brondes, the classic ombre and even granny hair. Not forgetting Kylie Jenner undoubtably sparking the biggest rise in the sales of blue hair dye the world has ever seen whilst she changes her hair colour every five seconds. But it's not stopping there, with another trend now...
July beauty essentials
July is one of my favourite months of the year. It’s where we usually have the best weather, days are at their longest, we have Wimbledon to watch and the summer holiday season is in full swing! With that in mind, my make-up bag sees some interesting changes around this time of year. The heat (we’ve...
Tanning in a heatwave: How to stay safe in the sun Kettlemag, Beauty, Tanning, Summer, Sun, Renate O'Connor
In the UK it’s safe to say we’re never satisfied. We moan when it’s cold, we moan when it’s hot. So whilst we face the hottest few days we’ve seen in a decade, the moaning tweets and Facebook statuses have come as no surprise to me. What never ceases to amaze me though, is the...
My Mad Fat Diary: Series 3 is back with a bang KEttlemag, TV, Renate O'Connor, My Mad Fat Diary,
E4’s BAFTA nominated teen comedy-drama series is back for its third and final series, with three 1 hour long episodes. Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire, back in the mid-nineties, Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney) takes us through the ups and downs of her life and thoughts in the style of diary entries. Over the last two series...
Travel through time at Blissfields Festival 2015
Festival season is well and truly here! But it's not just the big venues like Glastonbury or Reading and Leeds that we're excited about here at Kettle. Over the last few years, the growth of smaller festivals around the UK have rocketed. Offering cheaper tickets and more family fun activities, as well as giving new and upcoming artists a huge stage to...
Maddy Stuart: Determined to change the face of beauty Renate O'Connor, Kettle Mag, Madeline getting Downs to modelling, Facebook
In many ways Maddy is just your everyday 18 year old girl. She lives with her mum in Brisbane, Australia, enjoys swimming, dancing and has always dreamt of being a model. She also has Down's syndrome.  Last year she decided to try and make her dreams a reality and started pursuing a career in modelling. Since then, she has been making headline news for her determined...
Young women embrace the #GrannyHair trend Carefree-Granny-Hair-Trends-Color-2015-With-Black-Glasses-915x609.jpg
So they say you get to a certain age and the odd grey hair is inevitable. But if you're like me and shiver at the mere thought of the day you find your first one hiding away - the latest Spring/Summer trend blowing up Instagram might seem slightly alien to you. #GrannyHair It's all about women embracing the grey tones...
Gender-less fashion is here; and here to stay Renate O'Connor, kettle mag, genderless fashion
In a time where new age feminism and gender equality issues are at the forefront of many conversations, gender-less clothing is on the rise and both the sexes are getting involved. Women wearing trousers - that's pretty standard right? You wouldn't think twice about a girl walking down the street in a suit, or a football shirt, any more...