Beauty

Eco-friendly periods, a BIG beauty launch, and more

The latest health, beauty and wellness news we're talking about this week
Incoming: Morphe madness
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Incoming: Morphe madness

Attention, beauty obsessives! The Morphe X Jeffree Star collection is about to land. Yep, the brand best known for being bold, bright and seriously fierce has teamed up with Mr Star, the flamboyant superstar beauty influencer. It’s a match made in make-up heaven: think insane pigment, professional standard make-up brushes and everything else you need to serve up killer looks. Want in? It’s exclusive to boots.com and Morphe channels from 12 to 26 September. Go go go!

 

Have an eco-friendly period!
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Have an eco-friendly period!

Cool new period product brand DAME has launched the world’s first reusable tampon applicator, the DAME The Re-Usable Tampon Applicator. (It fits all standard tampons, from light to super plus). And it’s a genius idea, as 1.3 billion disposable applicators are thrown away each year in the UK alone, a lot of which end up in the sea and on beaches. (Horrifyingly, a clean-up recently discovered nine used plastic applicators for every kilometre of beach!) Time we all adopted DAME’s mantra: ‘bleed red, think green’.

Get your Downton 'do
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Get your Downton 'do

With the release of  the movie version of our favourite TV period drama, Downton Abbey, we’re predicting a stampede towards the salon for a 20s-inspired bob. Fancy giving it a go yourself? As well as drawing style inspo from the movie, you can look to this season’s catwalks – Zimmermann and Roland Mouret showcased some stunners. And the best news? A bob looks great adorned with a hair clip – or three!

Make ours a builder's
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Make ours a builder's

We always thought a cuppa really could be the solution to all the world’s ills – and, according to a recent survey, we’re not the only ones. Nearly 90% of us feel there’s some truth in ‘a cup of tea is the answer to every problem’ (maybe our politicians need to drink more of it at the moment?); 50% said their mood changes after a nice brew; and 3 in 5 admitted that, when stressed/busy, tea is a help. So put the  kettle on. We’ll bring the biccies.

Razzle dazzle
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Razzle dazzle

With Strictly firmly back on our screens, everything glitzy is going to go up a level. Our glitter must-have for the dance floor is Barry M Pick ‘N’ Glitz Glitter Pot? Not only will it make you look fabulous, but it’s 100% biodegradable, thanks to being made from a material derived from plant cellulose. So now you can sparkle with a clear conscience.