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LFW: behind the glamour

The biggest event for any Fashionista, London Fashion Week has been and gone for 2013. I was lucky enough to land a social media internship position for an online magazine, where I received free tickets to see the SS14 shows in return for blogging, tweeting and reviewing shows that I had seen. However, not everyone I told was as excited as I was. A common response from people when I told that I was going to London Fashion Week was ‘Oh, well, try to have fun even if the people aren’t that nice…’ with their voice trailing off into an incomprehensible blur.» >

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Stay safe in Kavos

Unfortunately, what happens on holiday doesn’t always stay there. Injuries, sunburn, STDs, illnesses and whopping great medical bills can and do follow millions of Britons back home every year. Here’s what you can do to make sure that what happens in Kavos stays there (unless you agree to have it filmed and aired on national TV).

Get your jabs early

Getting a funny tummy might mean that you miss a few days of your trip, but get a serious infectious disease and you could be affected for months or years after you return home.» >

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Think takeaways can’t be healthy? Think again

Takeaways are convenient, quick and delicious, but the only problem is that they are usually unhealthy as they can be packed with salt, sugar, saturated fat and calories. However, with just a few tips and better choices you don’t have to feel so guilty about chowing down on your favourite takeaway meal.

If an Indian takeaway is your thing, then you should choose dishes such as Tikka (without the creamy masala) for a full flavoured, yet delicious alternative to a curry with lots of sauce.» >

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Getting Mexi-crazy with Doritos

Having been bought a copious amount of lightly salted Doritos by my mother, I was faced with the dilemma of having to consume them in different ways so as not to develop a life-long hatred for them. One of the best moments I have had with these delicacies is my Dorito-nacho epiphany during a tedious essay writing session. Perfect for an after exam Mexi-party and uses up the vegetables your mother makes you buy.» >

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Student budget bites

Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending your entire student loan in the supermarket – try out these super budget recipes to make your money go further in the kitchen. All prices have been calculated from the Asda website at the time of publishing, but may be subject to change.


Spanish Omelette

(serves 2)


One large potato or two medium ones (approx. 20p)

6 eggs (Asda Smartprice, 87p)

One onion (approx.» >

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Restaurant Review: Pau Brasil

Located a bit out of town and a comfortable walk for Reading campus is Pau Brasil on 89 Mount Pleasant. Downstairs is the South American shop and upstairs is the coffee/restaurant. Now, we got a bit overwhelmed and decided to pretty much eat whatever they had to offer! We started with passion fruit juice (recommended by the waitress) and a cheese ball for starters. The cheese ball was crisp on the outside and cheesey gooey on the inside.» >

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Freshers fashion essentials

Here are some fashion essentials that will definitely come in handy during your first year, and possibly the whole of your Uni life. Freshers, take note!

A stylish yet sturdy bag – You may think that a good looking, cheap bag is the way forward, however you will often find that you’re taking chunky books to lectures or frequently stocking up in the library. A bag that is both stylish and sturdy is definitely advisable, as a student budget means you will want something that will last!» >

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Fashionably Skint freshers!

As much as the fashion department strives to adhere to a student budget, we often struggle. We’re often left a little bit more broke than we’d like, and we’re still dying to get our hands on a new outfit for a night out. When the purse strings won’t stretch, maybe it’s time to turn to technology.


Fashionably Skint is a brand new app to get you clothes for free. The innovative design lets students borrow clothes at the new dedicated swap spots on campus.» >

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