YOUR VIEW: Ignorance isn’t bliss

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz and following the Parisian terror attacks, Eilidh Stewart questions just how far we’ve come in terms of tolerance, understanding and knowledge of different regions, cultures, races and beyond… I read an article in Grazia magazine last week which was titled “As a Jewish Woman, I’m Afraid to Stay […]

YOUR VIEW: Learning to love yourself

As a society, we are obsessed with how we look – but is it time to stop focusing on the external and start concentrating on what’s going on inside? Editor Lindsay Cochrane shares her view…   I’m so fat. I hate my hair. My nose is too big. I wish I had a better chin. My […]

YOUR VIEW: #Quittheinternet

The fall out following the revelation that Zoella’s debut novel had the help of a ghost writer has caused an online uproar, forcing her to leave Twitter. So are we demanding too much from the vlogging superstar? Ah the inevitable backlash, it was so predictable wasn’t it? YouTube sensation Zoella has suffered the quick fire annihilation […]

A letter to my fresher self…

The countdown is on – in just a matter of weeks, thousands of Scots will be leaving their memories of sixth year behind them as they stride onwards and upwards university and life as a fresher. So what do you need to know before you head onto the next stage in your life? Recent graduate Kirsty […]

Robin Williams, we’ll miss you

If you were a 90s kid like me, chances are there was only one man you’d have announced to be your favourite actor round about the age of eight. He had buckets of energy, childlike mischief sparkling in his eyes and the ability to make you laugh, no matter how rubbish things were. Robin Williams […]

Faking it for summer

With pale white shins and pasty shoulders making an appearance as the temperature (occasionally) rises, you can get sun-kissed skin minus the burn with a few of our favourite tanning products…   The one that all the beauty bloggers talk about… L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Intense Elixir, £15.99, Boots Billed as the first serum tanning product […]

Summer Beauty Trends 2014

Now that you are free from the imposing schedule of classes and revision, summer is the time to experiment with your look and turn your attention to the latest beauty trends which have hit the catwalks. Clear your make-up table (or desk of books) and make way for these new looks. ‘Raw’ make-up free beauty […]

Donating my hair to sick children

It may sound weird, but I’m not afraid to admit it: my hair is my pride and joy. Last week, my hair measured 33 inches from root to tip. It’s straight, in great condition and golden in colour. Growing it became a bit of an obsession in its latter months – the longer it got, […]

YOUR VIEW: The worst (and best) of NekNominate

It started in Australia, when one man downed a pint and then nominated his friends to do the same. Since then, it’s spiralled and become a sensation throughout the UK. Everyone has either taken part in a NekNomination or knows someone who has. However, since it’s modest beginnings, it has spiralled and led to people […]