Beauty

Why Little Women is your source of beauty inspo – and other hot topics

From Little Women ‘do’s to fungal infections (yes, really), here’s what’s caught our attention this week
Little Women
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Little Women

Not only has the latest version of Little Women received great reviews, but praise for the film doesn’t stop at the acting ability of Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and co. Cinema-goers are loving the beauty looks. So if you want to showcase your best Jo, Beth or Amy, then it’s time to sweep your hair into pigtail braids, adorn them with ribbon, grab your basket and bonnet, and go!

2020’s new fitness trend
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2020’s new fitness trend

is ‘emotional fitness’! Olympians Christine Ohuruogu MBE, Samantha Murray and Abdul Buhari (to name a few) are joining forces with emotional fitness app Fika in a bid to improve young people’s resilience, confidence, empathy and other emotional skills. From videos to articles and workouts, they share inspiring advice on failure and overcoming challenges. Designed for students, but something we could all do with a dose of, right?

Canadian beauty
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Canadian beauty

With all eyes turning to Canada amid ‘Megxit’ dramas, it got us thinking about some of the absolute wonders of beauty brands that have come out of the country. First up is disruptive skincare brand The Ordinary, created by the late Brandon Truaxe. If you haven’t tried it, then do so immediately. We love their Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (30ml). And then there’s Cake Beauty. The dream child of Ontario resident Heather Reier. You can’t miss it on the shelves with its gorgeous pink packaging. The standout product for us? The Mane Manage’r 3-in-1 Leave-In-Conditioner (120ml) EXCLUSIVE.

Post-workout pong
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Post-workout pong

Just done a hardcore HIIT sesh? Question – how long do you wait to shower after? New research suggests 22% of gym enthusiasts wait longer than an hour to shower post-gym – making themselves prone to fungal infections. But here’s what really got us – apparently 10% of Brits never wash their gym clothes. Time to stick a load on, we think.

Sexual health saviour
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Sexual health saviour

Too embarrassed to go to a sexual health clinic? You can now send photographs of your STI symptoms to medical professionals for analysis and consultation, thanks to Better2Know. And as one in five adults are too embarrassed to get a check-up, this could save those blushes but keep your health on track.