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Beauty and Skincare Hacks

  1. When you’re travelling:

When travelling, I always feel like I forget something in my makeup bag. Usually it’s not an essential product for me, such as mascara, however, sometimes I seem to forget my favourite eyeshadow palette. If you’ve forgotten your eyeshadow palette but have remembered the brushes, you can use bronzer and highlighter as eyeshadow. Use the bronzer in your crease to add definition, colour, and depth, then use the highlighter on your eyelid to create a shimmery glow.» >

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A Day at the Races: Ascot

The QIPCO British Champions Day was the most popular day of the year this year at Ascot for students. With £10 student tickets and an afterparty DJ with headliner Basement Jaxx, what more could a student want at a day at the races?

Winning bets!

Ascot was accommodating to the student lifestyle on the day since you are permitted to bring in one bottle of sparkling wine per packed lunch in a cool bag (these are sold by various supermarkets by the till for around £2.50) or hamper.» >

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Easy Ways to Minimise Your Personal Production of Waste

­The unnecessary production of waste is becoming a large problem; a problem larger than it has ever been before for climate change. The overuse of plastic packaging in supermarkets is an issue that is hard for individuals to stop and reduce, however, we as individuals can make our own impact to help the environment in a few relatively easy ways.

I believe that the easiest way to start reducing the amount of waste you produce is to take a look in your bedroom bin in your student room.» >

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The Dry Skin Heroes: Bioderma

As the winter season is coming along in full swing, it is important to look after our skin considering it isn’t uncommon to suffer from dry skin during the winter.

Bioderma’s Atoderm’ range is a range of luxurious skincare products devoted to keeping the skin hydrated and soft throughout the cold winter months. Each product in the range contains dermo-patented formulas, which deliver wonderful results when it comes to the skin lasting in moisture.» >

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Two Door Cinema Club Smash the O2 Arena

Two Door Cinema Club are an indie rock band from Ireland. Having recently released their newest album ‘False Alarm’ in June, the band has certainly stepped up their game with an incredibly theme-devoted album; the band revolve their tracklist around with lyrics to do with the internet. To complement this lyrical theme, their tour this year consists of a fabulous set up at each concert venue. Their use of lighting, stage backdrop, instruments and the outfits the bandmembers wore reflects their bold album art colour scheme: red, blue and yellow.» >

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A Writer’s Best Friend: Pen Heaven’s Travel Essentials

Luxury gift hub, Pen Heaven, say that ‘travelling might not seem like the time to put pen to paper, but for many of the world’s most notable writers, a journey just about anywhere – accompanied with a pen and journal – was exactly what they needed to set the creative juices flowing’. If you are a writer, you’ll know that your best ideas come around when you’re least expecting them. I’ve found that when I’m travelling, I always think of article ideas whether I’m sat on a train, walking along the beach, or waiting hours on end at the airport.» >

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Do You Want a Mouth-Watering Burger with an Amazing Discount? Try Honest Burgers.

I have been to Honest Burgers in Reading twice now and I’ve had an exceptional experience. If you go on a Saturday night, you can indulge in a mouth-watering burger with your friends whilst listening to a DJ set- could a restaurant get any more fun?

Honest Burgers has sites across the UK and offers a brilliant student discount. With your student ID, you can get 30% off food every Monday to Thursday between 14:00 and 17:30.» >

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Weight Loss: The Most Effective Ways to Lose fat

Words by Mariyan Voykov, a third-year student studying Bsc Biomedical Science.

According to science…

What you should be doing: 

 

  1. Research shows that dietary fibre helps manage weight by promoting satiation, decreasing absorption of macronutrients and altering secretion of gut hormones [Slavin 2005]. However, counting calories is still imperative in maintaining caloric deficit for weight loss.   
  2. DON’T reduce your sleep- sleeping5.5 hours instead of 7.5 hours a night makes you lose up to 60% less fat [Nedeltcheva 2010]. 
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