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It's tempting to want to try new beauty looks over the Christmas period Emily Hodgkin, 23, from London, puts the free make-up services to the test She found varying quality in the standard of the 'demos' across the brands They say you don't get anything in this life for free but when it comes to getting a professional makeover, the old adage could be true.
Limited edition Qiviut jacket is made from the hair of the rare muskox Makers claim this coat is unrivaled by others in warmth and comfort Muskox fibre has never been used in a commercial garment before It's the chilliest time of the year, and a warm coat may well be on the top of your shopping list.
FEMAIL writer Emily Hodgkin headed to the Cadbury's Crème Egg café Pop-up opens from January 22 to March 6, taking bookings and walk-ins Offers four dishes all costing £4, cocktails and games in a ball pit It's hard to believe so many people like Cadbury's Crème Eggs this much, but apparently they do.
EF Medispa offers 'ultimate pick-me-up' at it's Drip & Chill IV Infusion bar Menu includes jabs for diet and detox, mood support and rejuvenation Popular with celebrities including Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Rita Ora Instead of wheatgrass shots or a gruelling spin class, hedonists are now seeking redemption in the form of bespoke intravenous vitamin drips.
Videos of showstopping melting dome dessert have proved a hit online White chocolate dome falls away to reveal a brownie stack inside Makers of the dish have suggested it's easy, so FEMAIL put it to the test It's a showstopper of a dessert in which hot chocolate sauce is poured over a chocolate dome which then melts away to display a stack of treats hidden within it.
Here, FEMAIL writer Emily Hodgkin, 24, from London, tries three looks from the Oscars 2016 on for size We test Rooney Mara's modern look, Saoirse Ronan's sparking emerald dress and Miranda Kerr's saucy look While many looks stand out in front of the camera, they don't have the same impact in real life It's a parade of the most glamorous looks of the year showcasing gym-honed bodies and acres of flawless skin - but is it possible for a mere mortal to pull off looks from the Oscars red carpet?
Chloe Madeley, 28, has released 15 Minute Fat Loss Workout Features four sets of exercises and each can be performed in 15 minutes App rose to number three on iTunes chart on day of its release However, some experts suggest the claims are unrealistic Exercise-phobic FEMAIL writer Emily Hodgkin gives it a go Her toned and svelte figure has been the envy of many over recent months as she's showed off the results of her workouts on social media.
New apps replicate the results of plastic surgery without taking the plunge Free technology gives an instant boob job, nose job or bum implants FEMAIL put face and body sculpting technoly to the test If you've ever wondered what you'd look like with straighter teeth or a more defined jawline you don't necessarily have to go under the knife to find out.
Mask restricts oxygen to replicate altitude training at up to 18,000 feet Classes using the mask are popular with celebs like Ruby Rose FEMAIL's Emily Hodgkin, 23, felt light-headed and nauseous using it You might get a few odd glances wearing this in the gym, but this bizarre-looking mask is the latest fitness tool promising to enhance your workout and help you to lose weight.
Treatment involves futuristic mask that beams LED lights onto epidermis It is designed to improve circulation and kill acne-causing bacteria FEMAIL writer Emily Hodgkin, 24, puts the hi-tech facial to the test Is it a storm trooper? Is it an android? No, it's just a woman taking another strange step on the quest to clear and perfect skin.
BBC Radio 3 will broadcast eight-hour 'lullaby' this weekend in full Titled 'Sleep', record is designed to promote good quality slumber Composer Max Richter consulted neuroscientist when making the record Four FEMAIL writers played the music while sleeping overnight Anyone who's grappled with insomnia will tell you that they'd do almost anything to be able to get a good night's sleep.
Snuggly invention means you can take your duvet with you to work Designed by Paloma Faith's costume designer, it has a 10.5 tog rating FEMAIL writer Emily Hodgkin, 24, took the garment to the streets Do you wish when you roll out of bed that you could take just take your duvet with you?
Singer Leona Lewis showcased the style on X Factor on Friday night Now, glitter hair seems set to become the next hair trend craze FEMAIL visited the experts to find out more about the sparky look There have been glitter eyes, glitter lips and now there's glitter hair.
Grace Coddington has been behind the scenes at US Vogue near 30 years New book celebrates her most famous work from 1972 to 2002 Creative director gained famed after documentary The September Issue Grace Coddington, one of fashion's most revered and celebrated figures, has been honoured with the re-issue of a popular book showcasing her most famous work from 1972 to 2002.
Dylan Brosnan stars in British fashion brand's newest ad campaign Ruth and May Bell also model the Spring/Summer 2016 collection Latest campaign aims to showcase the best of young British talent Pierce Brosnan's model son Dylan has been unveiled as one of the new faces to front Burberry's latest fashion campaign, alongside twins Ruth and May Bell.
BBC accused of sexism after no women made it to MasterChef final Of an initial line-up of 48, only six female chefs were chosen to compete Following elimination of Joey O'Hare it will be all male affairs Show aimed to celebrate best of professional British cooking talents For more on the BBC sexism accusations visit www.dailymail.co.uk/bbc TV bosses have been accused of sexism after all ten contestants who made it through to the final of MasterChef: The Professionals were men.
Sarah Connors, 28, from Bristol, was two months due on her first date Despite being heavily pregnant the student met her future husband The pair are happily married and raise baby Elodie together Have you too met someone while pregnant?
Katey Loughran, 37, survived on egg and chips since she was six years old The mother of two struggled to eat out and felt embarrassed and upset After hypnotherapy Katey, from Coventry, is finally eating a balanced diet A woman who has only been able to eat egg and chips since she was six years old has finally been able to branch out after getting hypnotherapy.
Staying stylish in the winter can be tricky with all the bad weather Miss Dress are here to help with years of personal styling know-how Key trends include roll necks, faux fur, Seventies flares and plaid Fashion week may have ended but high street stores have filled with the latest autumn and winter fashions, posing brand new style conundrums for shoppers keen to stay stylish but frankly confused by the latest trends.
YouTube sensation Promise Phan created this terrifying Halloween look Phan, real name Pratigya Tamang, designed a realistic stitched-up mouth Originally from Nepal, the makeup artist has over four million subscribers You'd be forgiven for thinking that this stitched up mouth was something out of a horror movie.
Gemma Collins called Robert Hisee a 'miracle worker' after her weight loss Jessica Penney, 26, from South London paid £300 to be hypnotised The mother went from size 22 to a size 12 and has never had a relapse A mother whose addiction to fast food left her self confidence in tatters after she ballooned to a size 22 says Gemma Collins' hypnotist helped conquer her demons with a 'virtual' gastric band.
Parents shared funny notes left in their children's lunch boxes The messages shared on social media used clever tactics to communicate Some messages were meant to motivate while others were disciplinary Parents frustrated with their children's picky eating habits have taken to social media to share a host of creative ways to manipulate them in a new thread gaining popularity online.
Jacob Gray, 24, needed double amputation after battling meningitis Jacob, from Polton, Lancashire, was fitted with prosthetic legs He vowed to propose to Summer Whittaker when he could walk ten steps Girlfriend reminded him of his promise and the pair are now engaged A man who lost both his legs to meningitis has got engaged after vowing to pop the question once he was able to walk ten steps.
Guests at Christmas dinner could win the key to a £190,000 Aston Martin The most expensive prize is a Sunseeker yacht worth £3.7million Extravagant crackers sold by VeryFirstTo for £4,018,600 per set of six Typical Christmas cracker prizes include a miniature pack of cards, some crayons or a tiny yo-yo that doesn't quite work - so imagine pulling yours apart to discover you had won a £3,700,000 yacht.
Breast cancer survivors posted their confessions on Whisper Women revealed the psychological toll of being treated for the disease The posts honoured Breast Cancer Awareness month this October Women who have suffered from breast cancer have taken to an anonymous confessions app to share their complex feelings about surviving the disease.
Treatment promises to save women hundreds on trips to the hairdressers Colour Excellence claims to be first to make highlights last twice as long Typical UK women go to the hairdressers six times a year for colouring As many women know, highlights are a painstakingly long and expensive procedure that is thought to be needed every six to eight weeks to keep your hair looking its best.
A refugee centre has been relaunched just in time to support people fleeing Syria after David Cameron announced that the UK will take 4,000 migrants a year until 2020.
Natalya Rosenschein, 22, is one of the world's top-placing bodybuilders She juggles her passion with studying her dentistry degree in Newcastle Is too busy studying and training eight times a week to have a boyfriend When a dentistry student started lifting weights as physiotherapy for an injured knee she had no idea she'd become one of the world's toughest body builders.
Dee Chan, 55, from Fife, Scotland, went from 37 stone to a size 14 The slimmer turned to hypnotherapy to make the massive weight loss She had tried gastric surgery and wiring her jaws previously to no avail A morbidly obese mother who failed to lose weight through gastric surgery and even having her jaw wired has finally shed 20 stone through hypnosis.
Residents say they will have no escape Residents plan to protest against building work they claim would leave vulnerable neighbours in dirty conditions with little security. Those living in Cope House, Redbrick Estate - sheltered accommodation for the elderly - have expressed fears over plans for the demolition of the Vibast Community Centre and Old Street Health Centre to make way for two housing blocks, one of nine storeys and and one of four.
Plus size advocate, Anna Scholz, hired 55-year-old model Nicola Griffin Nicola, from Nottingham, is a size 16 and has been modelling for 18 months The autumn/winter campaign has the tagline 'My Favourite Age Is Now' A 55-year-old mother who was looking something to do after her children left home has landed a starring role in a fashion campaign.
A man who showed "no remorse whatsoever" after he burgled the homes of 14 vulnerable and elderly women in Islington in a six-month spree has been jailed for 10 years. William Beggs, 45, of Cavendish Street, followed the women, all over 60, home from shops and offered to help them with their shopping or to open the door for them.
A disposable coffee cup used by Jeremy Corbyn as sold in an online auction for £51. The cup, which the Islington North MP had been drinking from during a visit to Nottingham, was auctioned on Ebay to raise money for Age UK.
Police have identified a teenage boy who was stabbed to death on Hoxton on Friday night as Marcel Addai. Officers were called to the St John's Estate on Pitfield Street, where they found the 17-year-old suffering from knife wounds at around 11.15pm. Paramedics attended the scene but he was pronounced dead at 11.47pm.
A top Muslim leader has a called for community cohesion to tackle the "disease" of Islamophobia. Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque, has urged members of the Muslim community and the police to work together to put an end to Islamophobic crimes.
Fans of BBC1 drama Doctor Foster have taken to Twitter to predict what will happen in tonight's much-anticipated final episode. Around eight million viewers are expected to tune into the programme to discover how Dr Gemma Foster will take revenge on her cheating husband Simon.
Freya Fossaceco, from Bath, is styled by her mum, Kirsty Whelan Kirsty, 26, has been photographing Freya for Instagram from 10 weeks old Freya is the face of baby boutiques who send her free clothes to model Smiling up at the camera, wearing coloured headbands and fashion-forward patterned jumpsuits, this model has all the makings of an Instagram style queen - except that she is only eight months old.
Abi Rolfe, 29, from Par, Cornwall, was shocked to find her wash dyed blue She discovered her daughter Zoe had put a green scarf in the machine Zoe, 16 months, loves cleaning and often hides items in the drum Many parents might wish they had more help around the house from their children, but they may think again after seeing the havoc this toddler wreaked on her mother's washing.
Yvette Cooper emerged today as the biggest challenge to favourite Jeremy Corbyn in the battle to become the next Labour leader, after last night's Sky News live debate - at least according to political punters.
Adaptation of The Go-Between featured skinny dipping and scything Viewers moaned scenes were similar to Poldark and Pride and Prejudice The cast's Norfolk accents also come under fire from Twitter users After another BBC costume drama saw its smouldering male lead go skinny dipping, viewers have been left wondering whether male nudity is 'now compulsory' in TV adaptations.
Senior security officers at the Nag's Head Centre have said a bigger police presence in the area is the only way to stop mounting anti-social behaviour. Dovi Yebovi, 77, who has worked as head of security at the centre in Holloway Road for 13 years, said that begging and drinking were increasing, having an adverse effect on profits.
Archant Boss's more than £250,000 package could pay 12 nurses' wages An Islington hospital has denied that its chief executive earns a salary of over a quarter of a million pounds, the equivalent of 12 NHS nurses. Simon Pleydell was the second highest-earner in a list of "fat cat" NHS bosses published last week, making £285,000 last year.
Archant Consolations are taking place on a free school proposed to open in Islington in 2017, with a focus on maths, finance and creativity as its main ethos. The proposed location for The City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI) is close to the Golden Lane Estate in south Islington.
Charity Fashion Live has found charity shop options for London Fashion Week's top catwalk designs Stylist Emma Slade Edmondson created the bargain looks in a live show - with all items less than £35 Idea was to inspire everyone to be inspired by designers - regardless of their budget With top-notch designers showcasing items that could easily run up a bill costing thousands of pounds, wearing the latest looks from London Fashion Week designs isn't for every budget.
Archant Controversial proposals by Hackney Council to clamp down on new bars, clubs and night venues in the area has been postponed after a "minor error" was noticed in the policy draft. In a statement released on Tuesday the council announced that the consultation, which was due to run until next week, will now take place next year.
A spokeswoman for Soho Estates, which owns the building, said: "It has always been in the plans that it was going to be regenerated. The floor plan is being moved around a bit but it's still meant to be an entertainment venue.
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If there's one crochet dress on this list that embodies the current Seventies revival, this is it. The body-con strappy tunic in retro orange, brown and lilac hues looks as if it came straight from the decade that style supposedly forgot. We disagree and will be teaming ours with this season's trainers to bring it up to date.
Archant Search for pal John who went missing 53 years Twitter users have rallied round to help a 69-year-old man to find his best friend from 53 years ago. James Reeves has taken his search to the social media site in an effort to find John Hilton who he hasn't seen for more than half a century.
It was music that helped Clifton rapper Nathaniel Shaw turn his life around. He grew up in care, suffered family tragedy and was regularly in trouble with the police. Emily Hodgkin discovered how the 24-year-old, who has just released his first single, hopes his story will inspire other disillusioned youngsters Nathaniel Shaw was just nine months old when, despite protests from his mum, he was taken into care.
After 25 years of TV comedy, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are bringing their first ever live tour together to Nottingham in the autumn. A host of the duo's famous characters will take to the stage at the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, November 14, in a show called Legends.
Archant Teenagers in Islington are exploring sexuality at workshops amid rising levels of reported homophobic crimes in the borough. A new programme at Platform Youth Hub in Hornsey Road uses performance art and group discussion to explore issues of sexuality and is aimed at helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens feel safe.
Former Great British Bake Off star has gone back to the building trade Iain Watters, 32, achieved notoriety for breakdown due to an unset dessert We look at where the other contestants of series five are now A former Great British Bake Off star famed for his on-screen baked Alaska meltdown has been spotted by students working on a construction site on their university campus.
Student activism in London and the UK
It was just two months into the West End run of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense when Green Wing's Stephen Mangan pulled out. "I think some of the cast just got worn out," says Robert Webb, who stepped into the role of posh idiot Bertie Wooster, a role he is reprising on its UK tour that comes to Nottingham next week.
CAMPING in France was meant to be an exciting experience for Alan Stoddart. The 25-year-old from Ilkeston planned the summer trip to enjoy his hobbies of hiking and photography. He hoped to create happy memories for him and his two friends. But a small pain in his back led to weeks of agony and a life-threatening operation.
But now a group of 30 activists, led by Gloria Steinem, intend to walk across the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea in pursuit of peace. Next month, the group of prominent women will march across as a symbolic act of peace between the fraught nations.
As a nation we think we understand autism. Since the first discovery of the condition just over 70 years ago awareness of autism has continued to grow. Despite this, 87 per cent of people affected by autism think the general public has a bad understanding of the condition.
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Mr Roche worked as a postman for 30 years before buying his stall eight years ago. He is using his knowledge of the area to raise money for the hospital's cancer ward. "I know the area back to front," he said. "Anywhere anyone wants to get to, I know it - but they have to pay me first.
This Valentine's day, while some were giving chocolates and gifts, Sisters Uncut were leading a feminist march through the streets of London in honour of women who been murdered in domestic violence. Standing in defiance of the austerity measures which they claim contribute to the dangerous scenarios women experience in their own homes.
NEW hope has been given to the prospect of a public inquiry into the murder of a solider from South Derbyshire being held. Attorney General Jeremy Wright has asked to see new statements from the Ministry of Defence and the coroner to assess whether a new inquest into the death of Red Cap, Corporal Russell Aston, 30, from Newhall, should be opened.
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THE father of a five-year-old who battled a rare genetic condition is appealing for donations to raise the money for a headstone for his son. Eddie Mawson's son, Morgan, passed away from infantile Batten's disease in August 2012. Now the 40-year-old, of Wordsworth Drive, Sinfin, is fund-raising in the hopes of purchasing a commemorative headstone in his son's memory.
Welcome to our live blog of the screening of award winning documentary Huicholes: The Last of the Peyote Guardians with filmmaker Hernan Vilchez. 8:40 Our Huichole guests arrive in the lecture theatre wearing traditional garments and playing traditional instuments 8:48 Filmmaker Vilchez Hernan introduces his award-winning documentary `20:00 After a brief hiatus due to a...
After a sell-out run of charity shows with Peter Kay and the rest of Phoenix Nights, Dave Spikey is back on the road with his own show, Punchlines... He is perhaps still best known for playing Jerry St. Clair, the character he helped create in the show he co-wrote with Peter Kay, Phoenix Nights.
A Stoneleigh man has become only the 86th person in history to swim around the island of Jersey. Endurance athlete Mick Helps completed the gruelling 41 mile swim, in 11 hours and 20 minutes on August 11. Far fewer people have swum around Jersey than have swum the English Channel - something he had already notched-up .
Lawmakers will vote today on whether prostitutes or their clients should be punished. A bill, passed in 2013 but never enacted, imposed a €1,500 (£1,100) fine on those who paid for sex. It was turned upside down by a conservative-led opposition, which kept a previous ban on soliciting and removed the punishment for customers.
PASSIVE smoking in children increases the risk of cot death and respiratory diseases like bronchitis and asthma. In small, poorly ventilated areas, the concentration of second-hand smoke is higher, as are the health risks. So, on the face of it, a law to ban smoking in cars containing children makes sense.
Charlie Brooks knows about the difficulties of coming-out. "I had a gay boyfriend when I was younger," she says. "He even proposed to me." The 33-year-old actress believes this experience has given her some insight into her new role in Beautiful Things, which is touring the country after a return to the West End.