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 […]

YOUR VIEW: Give Bieber a Break

Let’s not beat about the bush – Justin Bieber has had a proper shocker of a year. The once angelic teen singer’s life seems to have been one big run-in with the law over the last few weeks, thanks to very public arrests and allegations of drink, drugs and fast cars. It’s just the latest […]

Christmas Beauty Trends

Christmas is less than three weeks away (!) and if you’ve been too busy buying presents for your loved ones to treat yourselves to this year’s Christmas beauty trends, don’t fret! We’re here to show you the must have looks to make sure you look your best this festive season. STRONG EYEBROWS It’s the trend […]

YOUR VIEW: Story Thieves – Why the book is always better

Everyone has a pet peeve. For Jamie Oliver, it’s peeling garlic; for my mum it’s referring to someone by their pronoun instead of their given name; and for me, it’s film directors turning my favourite books into films. Why can’t they come up with their own ideas instead of pinching the hard work of authors? […]