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Christmas eyebrows are here (yes, they really are!)

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Brows with a side of ho, ho, ho!
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Brows with a side of ho, ho, ho!

In case you’re struggling to get into the festive spirit, we give to you Christmas eyebrows. Yep, that’s right. This is about bedecking your brows with glitter and sparkle, shaping them into pine tree-like fronds and generally making your brows that little bit extra. To help you do this, we point you towards NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Cream Quad Palette.

Power of two
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Power of two

Feel like you’ve been seeing double recently? You haven’t! It’s all down to the rise of the ‘twinfluencers’: twins who’re using their unique doubleness to kill it on Instagram and other social platforms. Our faves? The Happy Pear, twins Dave and Steve, who share their plant-based lives and endeavours. And The Bloom Twins, Anna and Sofia, who are models/musicians/all-round gorgeous gals.

Hair we go!
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Hair we go!

If we had to choose a mantra of the moment, we reckon it would be ‘body hair, don’t care’, as the taboo around female body fuzz is being smashed. Not only has Pinterest seen a 158% uplift on body hair positivity searches, but celebs are all over it too… Emily Ratajkowski posed for Harpers Bazaar, showing her underarm fluff; Rihanna posted a shot of herself in Instagram with her leg hair front and centre; singer Halsey posed for the cover of Rolling Stone with unshaven pits, and Thandie Newton proudly went full bush in her Westworld nude scenes – no merkin necessary. Plus, we’re obsessed with photographer Ashley Armitage, who featured women being out and proud about their body hair on Instagram and saw her following soar. So whether you’re body-hair positive, a flexi-hairian (sometimes you unleash the fluff, sometimes not), or you choose smooth, don’t forget – your body, your choice.

Mouthwash gets an upgrade
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Mouthwash gets an upgrade

Mouthwash isn’t something we usually get excited about. But that was before we’d seen and swilled with NEW Waken Mouthwash in Peppermint (500ml) – a new range (which also comes in LemonMint, Spearmint and AniseedMint). Free from mouth-stinging alcohol, they’re made from natural mint and botanical extracts – and the bottles are eco-friendly aluminium. Our sink has never looked so chic.

Calling all nap lovers
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Calling all nap lovers

Here’s some good: if you’re a fan of a cheeky snooze on a weekend afternoon, you could be helping your ticker (a high five to all our fellow siesta lovers!). A new study has found that a once- or twice-weekly nap could lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke compared with people who don’t indulge. More research needs to be done on why and how – but, in the meantime, we’re off for a lie-down.