Friday, August 12

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#GirlBoss profile: Rihanna
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#GirlBoss profile: Rihanna

Within a year, Rihanna has taken the world by storm with her Fenty Brand. Having already established Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty, Rihanna is showing no signs of stopping there - she’s even hinted that her next venture could be her own furniture line. Yet, for a girl boss like Rihanna, this comes as no surprise, as she clearly has her sights set on global dominance. Named as one of Time Magazine’s 25 best inventions that same year, Fenty Beauty was launched in September 2017. Within a mere 40 days, the brand had already made $100 million and showed no signs of slowing down. Rihanna’s revolutionary makeup line is cruelty-free, with a foundation that boasts an impressive 40 shades and an advertising campaign that features one of the most radically diverse casts seen in the beauty indus...
Don’t Throw Away Your Shot
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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot

The old adage is true: did it really happen if you didn’t take a picture? University is no different and you’ve got to make sure you’ve got the best shots. Whether it is to keep pestering parents knowing that you are happy, or showing off to others how great your university is, here are some hot spots on and off campus to show off these new adventures. Founders Building Did you ever really go to Royal Holloway if you have not posted at least one picture of this iconic building? From any angle, or in any light, the castle-like exterior and the increasingly uncommon red brick is sure to draw attention and steal focus in amongst drunken Fresher pictures. Founders Square A recent addition to our beautiful campus and an area that creates many photo opportunities. An Instagram photoshoot ...
The Greatest Treasures of Budapest
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The Greatest Treasures of Budapest

Budapest was created in 1873 by the merger of three cities: Buda, Óbuda and Pest and it’s the capital of Hungary. Its inspiring architecture, beautiful river views, and the world-famous 16th-century thermal baths make this city a popular attraction to many. Whether it’s a romantic escape or a squad adventure, Budapest is home to many incredibly beautiful treasures and landmarks that you cannot miss if you visit. Buda Castle The historical palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest sits on the south tip of Castle Hill, on what is known as the Várnegyed (castle district). Built in 1247, Buda castle was one of the Largest gothic building in the middle ages. If you visit here you should set aside one whole day to do so as it is not only a magnificent building, but it is also home ...
Exploring Egham on a budget
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Exploring Egham on a budget

You don't need lots of money to enjoy the local area, writes Beth Carr Returning to Egham after Christmas you may be short of money and searching for things to do, especially when most activities are getting more and more expensive. However, if you know where to look, Egham and the surrounding area is full of places to explore and spend quality time with friends, or take the opportunity to spend some time alone. Virginia Water Lake Take a short stroll down the A30 and be transported to the grounds of Hogwarts with amazing views at every turn. Virginia Water Lake is the perfect place to picnic with friends or challenge yourself to get fit by walking the 4.5 mile circuit of the lake. Turn left out of the main entrance in front of Founders and cross the road and within 15 minutes you...
Pump-s-kin care
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Pump-s-kin care

Come October pumpkins are known for one thing and one thing only; decorating your front door for Halloween. Obviously there’s much more to them then just that. Pumpkins are beneficial not only for your health but also for your appearance. This gourd-like squash is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, which help to moisturize skin, gently dissolve dead skin cells, treat acne, and helps to tighten those pores. It is also full of vitamins A and C, which are both essential to protecting skin and keeping your skin youthful. So it’s time to ditch the toxic lotions and creams and embrace the wonders of this natural (cheap) moisturizer. Pumpkin facial mask what to do: • Roast half a pumpkin for about 30 to 45 minutes • Scoop out the mushy substance • Mix the mushy goodness with one whipped egg ...
The weekend to-do list
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The weekend to-do list

Whether it’s an activity that gets your adrenaline pumping or a relaxing walk through a park, everyone should spend some time away on the weekend. Don’t get me wrong, there are loads of things to do on campus that should definitely be checked out, but after a while you will probably be wanting something new and different – so listen up! RELAX: For those of you wanting a chill day (or romantic night!) of strolling through a beautiful area, it is definitely necessary to visit Windsor.   With a change at Staines, it is a fast, easy and cheap train ride to Eton Riverside station. There are plenty of places along the river that are perfect for a picnic and there is also a huge beautiful park by the central station as well that is really peaceful to walk through! Feed the swan...
Your Autumn/Winter Back to University Guide to Looking Great
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Your Autumn/Winter Back to University Guide to Looking Great

A Fresh and Dewy Update to Your Makeup Routine. Plus Must-Have Autumn/Winter Fashion Wardrobe Staples! While the post-summer blues may have started to kick you there is a bright side to the start of term. The Autumn term is a fantastic opportunity to give your beauty routine a much needed overhaul and to totally revamp your wardrobe - just in time for those chilly autumn and winter months!Frosty mornings and early starts may still be a little bit of a shock, leaving you feeling grumpy and tired, however you can still fight the signs of lacklustre, dull skin by making a few simple adjustments to your makeup regime! Fresh, glowing skin and a wide-awake eye look are all you need to look healthy and awake for the start of a new term! Get the look here (and go get ‘em!) Autumn/Winter B...
The Promise Of Summer
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The Promise Of Summer

‘Shall I compare thee to a summers day?’ How could I possibly when you are the personification of summer and more. You evoke such an intense cocktail of cascading emotion; the feeling of being free and wild and calm and stupid and wise and reckless all at once. With each step you take the sun's rays burn a little stronger, as the corners of your mouth lift, even just slightly, the birds sing a little louder. And the blossoms on the trees dance with the breeze that carries your laughter. I smile at you and I hold my tongue; all I can do is listen.  You paint a picture with your words of a world not seen before, finding light and beauty in every crevice of this life. The rose lenses you slip before your eyes seem attached permanently, not the intrusion of drugs, alcohol or fear can remov...
My Top Beauty YouTubers
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My Top Beauty YouTubers

Top Beauty YouTuber’s MannyMua Manny is my absolute favourite person to watch for YouTube make-up tutorials. With over 300,000 subscribers means that he isn’t as popular as the likes of Zoella but is more talented in the application of make-up . Having years of experience at MAC & Sephora he certainly knows the ins and outs of make up. His channel is full of a variety of make-up looks such as everyday looks, glam or prom looks you can recreate for the Summer Ball. He also creates looks focusing solely on one make-up brand, providing an in-depth view of certain brands. His bubbly personality and jokes make his videos incredibly entertaining and I highly recommend you watch him for tips! 2. PatrickStar Patrick’s make-up tutorials are phenomenal. He creates impressive make-up look...
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This Month’s Beauty Focus: One For the Women Blessed With Darker Skin!

One of Royal Holloway’s central characteristics is its ethnically diverse alumni. With over 60 different nationalities being represented across the university, it is not surprising that skin tones vary from candid snow-white, to deep and dark chocolate. Without question, dark skin has been steadily conquering beauty ideals this year, from Lupita Nyongo’s nomination as the most beautiful individual of the year, to Alek Wek’s jaw-dropping Cosmopolitan magazine cover. It is clear to see that women with darker skin tones are slowly being thrust under the limelight of the beauty industry. In terms of high-profile public figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and Michelle Obama, dark skin is no longer only represented within the fashion industry, but also within other important fields, such a...