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What is TikTok’s obsession with the Stanley Cup?
Opinion

What is TikTok’s obsession with the Stanley Cup?

The toxicity of overconsumption and trends on TikTok. Starbucks and Stanley have released a limited edition Valentines Day Cup that has people lining up outside of Targets from one in the morning to receive it. If you have not been on TikTok and seen the Stanley cup, then lucky you. But what is TikTok’s obsession with this cup and what does it say about the consumption of products in the rise of the social media age? Stanley was founded in 1913 by Willian Stanley Jr, who created the vacuum flask that was used for more than keeping influencers' Dr Pepper cold all day. Its early uses included being used by pilots in WWII, used on deep sea explorations and used in the cattle industry to transport bull semen. The Quencher bottle (that TikTok has come to refer more commonly as The Stanle...
Trick or Treat: The Fall Essential Looks
Lifestyle

Trick or Treat: The Fall Essential Looks

This year fall fashion and makeup has taken a turn for the scary, for some, adventuring into a more dangerous stylistic sartorial. Fall usually sticks to the same look: flannels, thick scarves, black boots, berry lips…you get the picture. Autumn essentially tricks people into thinking what they need to wear and what makeup they must use to look fall-esq, but fear not reader, I am here to tell you what you need to do in order to treat yourself this Autumn time, whilst living off a student budget you too can mimic the expense of catwalk glamour. Knee high boots are normally a vital piece to an outfit when October comes but the catwalk this year was hot on loafers. Loafers, although not very efficient in wet, snowy weather can be found at low prices on Asos.com, in real leather which is al...
Summer like it’s the Seventies
Lifestyle

Summer like it’s the Seventies

So they say that history repeats itself, and when it comes to the archives of the fashion world, the same applies. The massive 90s trend has apparently come and gone, and now all the high-street fashion retailers such as Zara, Topshop and New Look appear to be overrun with copious amounts of suede, denim and those ever-so-boho neutral earthy tones. So yes, flared jeans (like the ones you used to prance around in when you were five…) loose, draping tops, fringing, crochet and platform sandals are back. Hold on to your overpriced floppy hats from Topshop, it’s the seventies again! But never fear ladies! I know you’d prefer to embrace this craze with caution in order to avoid looking like you’re channelling your inner Scooby-Doo cast. It’s all about that boho-chic, bringing back those clas...
Lifestyle

Get the plump 90s pout: Kylie Jenner Style…

So unless you’ve been living under a rock recently and/or do not have an Instagram account, (Seriously? Get on that.) then you should be only too painfully aware of the mahoossive trend that is Kylie Jenner’s grungy 90s pout. Consisting mainly of those voluptuous, matte, mauve lips, I’d say that according to the incessant influx of Kylie J selfies on my Insta feed…she’s enjoying bringing back that 90s lip look! And apparently so are we! Love or hate Kylie, it has to be said that the colours she uses on her lips are stunning. But what is she applying onto those babies? And how can we get the same look? Not to worry ladies – and perhaps gentlemen? – I’ve done a little research into what lip products you can pick up to create this coveted look! From the very nude to the slightly more forgiv...