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Less Choice Might Not Be Such A Bad Thing
I don’t know about you, but my eating habits have definitely changed during lockdown. Availability and acceptance, of course, play a huge part in this, but let’s be honest, food is the biggest excitement. It’s a frequently visited topic of conversation in the house and the greatest joy.  Let’s momentarily glance back to pre-lockdown behaviour. We had become complacent. We could nip to the supermarket (now a major operation) or take an online shop to checkout in under half an hour (and have it delivered the next day, would you believe?). 
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Sleep Hacks: ways to wind-down
Sleep Hacks: ways to wind-down
Whether you struggle getting to sleep, staying asleep or even waking up, there’s something here that might make all the difference to your night time routine. Everyone’s mind and body works differently, but the science behind it is all the same. There are just some specific things that really don’t promote a healthy sleep and some that really do. With a little bit of patience and knowledge, you may figure out where you’re going wrong before bed… That conventional cup of caffeine, I mean tea, before bed? Could be the worst decision you make.
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Why you need to Marie Kondo your life
Whilst we continue to spend time in isolation, the more we notice around us. You pick up on messy things you may not have noticed until you spend every working day sat in front that hideous, overcrowded bookcase (the one you throw all your clutter onto). With spring creeping towards and more time on our hands, there’s no better time than now to release your inner Marie Kondo and cleanse every inch of your life.
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Important Life Factors
There’s never not a ‘right’ time to learn these 7 key factors of life. When you feel like you’re on top of the world or when you’re at the lowest of lows, acknowledging the 7 factors of wellness and understanding how to utilise their purpose to your personal life, will easily enhance the great times and allow you to pick up from the bad ones.   Each factor is just as important than the other, but some will be more relevant and more important in our day to day lives. There’s nowhere to say you have to be perfect at all 7, it’s just a guideline on how to live a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle. 
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30 Jul

DIY Gifts You Can Make for International Friendship Day

We’ve all heard the saying “friends are the family that you get to choose for yourself”, and never a truer word has been spoken. Friends are so important at any point in our lives, so it’s not surprising there is an international day dedicated to celebrating our friendships.   World Friendship Day, celebrated on 30th July, is a national day which allows us to celebrate our friends and share how grateful we are to have them. If you’re guilty of not actively showing much appreciation or gratitude to those who have stuck by you through thick and thin, this upcoming national day could be a great one for you to pencil in! ...
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28 Jul

The Power of Podcasts

It's the simplicity of listening to a podcast that appeals to the audience. They're highly engaging and relatable, you’re in control of what you want to hear, and you get to check in with your favourite hosts every time a new episode is uploaded. The most pleasant part of a podcast is of course having a real sense of personal connection - if we're not having physical connections then these on-demand audios are certainly the next best thing....
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27 Jul

Are You Using Shopping As An Emotional Crutch?

With online shopping being the most convenient way to stay on trend or quickly snag that sweater you’ve been eyeing up, it can also be easy to go a bit overboard with your spending. Of course, there is the undeniable necessity to replace old items and even revamp a tired wardrobe, but how much of what you’re buying is simply to solve some sort of emotional discomfort?  

If you’ve found yourself buying more than you need or even regretting every time you add something new to your life, below are a few ways to tell if you’re using shopping as an emotional crutch.   

You Shop When You’re Sad Or Stressed  If you’re going through a tough time at school, work, or even with your family and friends and you’re first instinct...
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26 Jul

Cohorted Celebrates Real Life Heroes: Part 3

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Dr. Larisa Corda is an Obstetrician, Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist, best known for her role on ITV’s This Morning. She is a regularly featured expert in the media and has contributed to a host of International journals and publications. Her unique approach to fertility includes looking at the most natural, scientific and spiritual routes to healthy conception. Dr Larisa is also a passionate women’s ambassador and has worked with UN Women and The Circle to promote positive action in this space. During the recent pandemic, Dr Larisa volunteered to step outside of her usual role within the NHS to work in the depths of ICU’s red zone. Here she witnessed the brutal impacts of COVID-19 and the...
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24 Jul

Cohorted Celebrates Real Life Heroes: Part 2

Photo Credit: Sergio Aparicio @_okobe_
Cohorted are committed to champion personalities who play an essential role in creating a positive impact on our everyday lives. In the run-up to the official launch of Cohorted’s ‘Essentials Edit’, our Music Artist Beauty Ambassador Elle L will be interviewing special guests who are taking the lead in the emergency response to events taking place in 2020. Our first guest is TV Personality and NHS Frontline Nurse, Sarah Mulindwa. Sarah is best known for her role on E4’s ‘Sex Clinic’. She is also the former Fashion Editor of 1883 Magazine and most recently went back to her role as a trained Nurse to support frontline efforts, fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic....
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23 Jul

Cohorted Celebrates Real Life Heroes: Part 1

Photo Credit: Sergio Aparicio @_okobe_
Cohorted are committed to champion personalities who play an essential role in creating a positive impact on our everyday lives. In the run-up to the official launch of Cohorted’s ‘Essentials Edit’, our Music Artist Beauty Ambassador Elle L will be interviewing special guests who are taking the lead in the emergency response to events taking place in 2020. Our first guest is TV Personality and NHS Frontline Nurse, Sarah Mulindwa. Sarah is best known for her role on E4’s ‘Sex Clinic’. She is also the former Fashion Editor of 1883 Magazine and most recently went back to her role as a trained Nurse to support frontline efforts, fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic....
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18 Jul

5 Multi-Purpose Beauty Products Everyone Needs in their Collection

When it comes to beauty products, there is nothing I love more than a good multitasker. As someone who has limited time to get ready, I am all over anything that can make my routine that bit quicker. If you are a hopeful minimalist and want to declutter your stash, these are the products for you. If you are trying to save money by maximising the benefits you’re getting out of your products, these are for you and if you love a hard-working product then these are for you! All these products have a firm place on my shelf and I hope they inspire you to step up your beauty routine.  ...
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15 Jul

Making and Maintaining Friendships in Adulthood

From Paris and Nicole to Gigi and Kendall, in celebration of International Friendship Day, here’s an ode to the women who have helped make us (but sometimes can break us).  It’s no secret that maintaining friendships into adulthood can be hard. Without the shared experience of five-days-a-week at school or hungover mornings festering at uni, it can be difficult to maintain the closeness that was once the defining feature of our strongest friendships.   Whilst school friends can provide an incredible grounding and sense of comfort – who else can remind you of all the embarrassing things you did when you were 14 – it can be tricky to keep in close contact when you no longer all live in walking distance of one another. Removing the pressure to stay...
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14 Jul

KAYALI Déjà vu White Flower | 57

Kayali, Arabic for ‘my imagination’, is the newly released fragrance from Huda Beauty founders, Huda and Mona Kattan. The Déjà vu White Flower | 57, is their sixth Eau de Parfum, which was born out of Mona’s love for jasmine and tuberose. After two years in the making and 56 editions of the fragrance, the formula was perfected on the 57th go and this multi-faceted fragrance is not only powerfully seductive, but long-lasting like your most treasured memories. We’re giving Cohorted subscribers the opportunity to try it for themselves, exclusively in our Summer Essentials July Beauty Box....
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12 Jul

4 Ideas for a Happy and Relaxing Sunday

Sunday is always a great day to relax and do activities that make you happy, whether that's watching the TV all day long or to sleep the entire day. I know every day might feel like a Sunday at the moment, but establishing a routine throughout the week will help you make the most of your Sunday, the right way. It's the perfect day for activities that will allow you to concentrate on yourself, what you need and give yourself some rest. When you've worked the entire week, it's only fair to slow down things on Sundays. Sunday should be sacred. Here's a list of activities you can do to relax and unwind, whether it's a Sunday...
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11 Jul

How to Help your Immune System

Since the lives we once knew came to a sudden standstill, health has become our overriding concern. As the cogs of the country begin to turn, and the once derelict streets show glimmers of life, an underlying uncertainty remains. We are stepping out into a very different world to the one we left behind. So, how do we really stay safe?  As well as keeping your distance, of course, the very best thing you can do is look after your immune system. This is your very own internal army, which needs strength to protect you from harm.   ...
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10 Jul

Designer Bags VS Highstreet Dupes

We'd all love to get our hands on a designer bag but let's be honest, they’re not affordable. Most of us would even struggle to buy every single one on our list. In an ideal rich girl world, I for one would be in a lot of debt but would have the most fabulous bag collection.  Luckily for us, we have fast fashion and the high street stores which make copies for us, or some would say ‘take inspiration from’. This, however, is always a touchy subject. We all buy into it, even if we don't realise it. The high street brands find their inspiration from the luxury fashion houses, which lead the way for seasonal trends. They simply trickle down to the...
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8 Jul

Your 5 Step Plan to the Perfect Tan

When it comes to fake tanning, we all want that sun-kissed glow that makes you look like you’ve spent weeks basking in the hot Caribbean sun at some all-inclusive resort. Sadly, that’s not the life most of us lead – as much as we might wish we did – but there’s no reason our skin can’t give that illusion, right?   Follow our 5 step guide for that flawless faux glow, and no one will believe it’s a tan that came from a bottle of Bondi Sands rather than a sunbathing session at the real deal.   ...
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7 Jul

How To Get Into Reading

It comes as a massive shock to most people; friends, family and strangers, that I can read a book in a week and average about 25 a year, but to me not having a book on the go seems too strange to imagine because I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember.  But then again, it isn’t for everyone. For me sure, it’s easy because I can’t stand reality TV, soaps or adverts every 15 minutes, so watching on-demand or Netflix and Amazon Prime tend to limit how often I actually sit down in front of the tv. This is why I always have a book on my bedside table and an ever-growing ‘to read’ pile congregating around...
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5 Jul

6 Life Lessons For Those Who Overthink Everything

Whenever I’m feeling a bit burnt out or overwhelmed, the fear inevitably starts to set in and I swiftly begin to fall down the worry well. If you’re a chronic overthinker like me, you will know first hand how much of a vicious cycle it can be, how it can leave you feeling anxious and full of dread. I’ve found myself getting lost in my own thoughts again recently and it made me realise just how difficult it can be to break the cycle. But, I've started doing a few things recently that have helped me to feel a little more at ease when that all too familiar feeling starts to take hold. So today’s post is all about 6 life lessons for those who overthink...
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1 Jul

Green Therapy: The Relationship between Mental Health and Nature

According to the Mental Health Foundation, at least one in six of us have experienced a common mental health problem in the last week. That’s a scary statistic.   Especially in light of the current state of the world – from a global pandemic that has caused fear, unemployment, and isolation on a scale never before seen in most of our lifetimes, to protests and riots, as people of colour in America and beyond, fight for safety and equality – our mental health has never been more fragile. ...
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1 Jul

Plastic Free July: Be Part of the Solution

July is Plastic-Free Month and with the current pandemic causing the use of single-use plastics to skyrocket again, the timing couldn’t be better.   Like most people, I’m increasingly anxious about plastic consumption – both on a global level and on a personal level. Going plastic-free is one of the most effective ways to contribute positively to our planet. I know my habits were selfish, lazy, and unsustainable – but going all-in seems a bit like jumping into the deep end, and to be honest, is so far outside of my comfort zone that it seems equally unsustainable.   So, for Plastic Free Month this July, here are five steps you can take to reduce my plastic consumption and make my life more green: ...
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25 Jun

6 At-Home Date Night Ideas with a Twist

Although it’s tempting to indulge in constant Netflix marathons, it’s hardly the most romantic way to spend an evening with your other half.  As the nation is discovering new things to do to keep occupied at home, it seems like there’s suddenly been quite a lot of pressure surrounding ‘date night’ for couples. Let’s be honest; expecting your husband or boyfriend to dress up smart and cook an impressive three-course meal might not be what they class as fun, so it’s worth trying to think outside the box a little in a bid to jazz up those weekend nights in the house. ...
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24 Jun

Don’t Put Yourself On Hold

When the odds are against you and you feel as though you’re not getting anywhere any time soon, don’t give up. This is a great time for growth, we just have to build a bit of courage and break through the barriers. This has been an incredibly hard time for us all. We’ve all had different coping mechanisms to deal with this (some much better than others but either way, we’re in it together) but with that being said, we’ve got through the worst of it. We can continue to move forward.  ...
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21 Jun

The Benefits of Yoga on Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Happy International Yoga Day! Celebrated on the 21st June every year, this day honours the importance of yoga in everyday life.  Having started in India centuries ago, yoga has become a popular form of exercise and meditation all around the world - especially in the West - and it’s well-renowned for its principles, as well as its physical and mental benefits. Many people practice yoga to get closer to spirituality, enlightenment and inner peace, but overall, yoga is really good for your health. ...
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20 Jun

How To Keep Productive Whilst You WFH

Working from home can be challenging, especially if you’re used to working in an office or sociable environment, and even more so with children around. It can be difficult to maintain the levels of focus and productivity needed to do a good job and can, at times, cause or worsen anxiety, burn out and stress.   However, there are many things you can do to make working from home more manageable. I have included 8 tips below that are proven to increase productivity, focus, and help you work your best life from home. ...
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17 Jun

Important Life Factors

There’s never not a ‘right’ time to learn these 7 key factors of life. When you feel like you’re on top of the world or when you’re at the lowest of lows, acknowledging the 7 factors of wellness and understanding how to utilise their purpose to your personal life, will easily enhance the great times and allow you to pick up from the bad ones.   Each factor is just as important than the other, but some will be more relevant and more important in our day to day lives. There’s nowhere to say you have to be perfect at all 7, it’s just a guideline on how to live a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle. ...
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14 Jun

Why you need to Marie Kondo your life

Whilst we continue to spend time in isolation, the more we notice around us. You pick up on messy things you may not have noticed until you spend every working day sat in front that hideous, overcrowded bookcase (the one you throw all your clutter onto). With spring creeping towards and more time on our hands, there’s no better time than now to release your inner Marie Kondo and cleanse every inch of your life....
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11 Jun

Sleep Hacks: ways to wind-down

Sleep Hacks: ways to wind-down
Whether you struggle getting to sleep, staying asleep or even waking up, there’s something here that might make all the difference to your night time routine. Everyone’s mind and body works differently, but the science behind it is all the same. There are just some specific things that really don’t promote a healthy sleep and some that really do. With a little bit of patience and knowledge, you may figure out where you’re going wrong before bed… That conventional cup of caffeine, I mean tea, before bed? Could be the worst decision you make....
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9 Jun

How to Master the Art of an At-Home Facial

When we think about luxury facials, we often picture being lay down in a relaxing sanctuary style room. A therapist tends to be stood over us, massaging in velvet-like creams, while the sound of a distant seashore can be heard in the background. There’s a lightly scented lavender eye mask sat weighted on our eyelids, a heated bed beneath us and an incense stick burning away in the corner of the room.  Have you fallen to sleep just thinking about it? ...
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8 Jun

CBD Oil and all its Wonderful Benefits

CBD oil is something we are hearing much more of, especially over the past few years. Although there is still a lot of controversy surrounding the benefits of CBD oil, it’s quickly becoming a favourite of self-medication amongst people with health issues.    Best known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties, CBD oil is widely used amongst cancer patients, with some studies claiming CBD slows down and even shrinks tumours. It is also known to target bad cells and not healthy ones, whilst helping to regenerate brain cells. ...
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4 Jun

Less Choice Might Not Be Such A Bad Thing

I don’t know about you, but my eating habits have definitely changed during lockdown. Availability and acceptance, of course, play a huge part in this, but let’s be honest, food is the biggest excitement. It’s a frequently visited topic of conversation in the house and the greatest joy.  Let’s momentarily glance back to pre-lockdown behaviour. We had become complacent. We could nip to the supermarket (now a major operation) or take an online shop to checkout in under half an hour (and have it delivered the next day, would you believe?). ...
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3 Jun

CBD: what’s the hype?

CBD. Cannabis. Hemp. A topical subject that is on-going for all industries. Its power is recognised, but the plant is often put in the media for negative influence. It’s time individuals really understood the potential benefits that the cannabis plant can offer to the human body. The negative stigma attached to Cannabis is just one reason the potential healing powers of CBD are being overlooked....
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2 Jun

The Cult Edit: June Favourites

THE CULT EDITDISCOVER OUR FAVOURITE SPF PRODUCTS This month as the sunshine starts to stick around, we wanted to highlight our favourite SPF products to take you through summer! Whether you're looking for a new SPF go-to, or want to read up on some recomendations - this is the Cult Edit for you! You can also find out more about the importance of SPF in skincare and beauty in THIS article! Don't forget to tag us in your monthly looks to potentially feature in our next Cult Edit! Until then, Take Care, Stay Safe, #StayHome. EVE LOM DAILY PROTECTION SPF 50, £70EVE LOM utilises the highest quality ingredients in the most active formulas, combining the best botanicals that nature has...
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31 May

CARiFiT: Fun, Safe and Effective At-Home Post-Natal Fitness

As a new parent, juggling a young baby and trying to find time for yourself is incredibly challenging and often enough, this is the time when a lot of parents sacrifice their own needs in favour of caring for their little one. However, this is the time when you need energy and positivity the most, and exercise is proven to increase energy levels, improve sleep and boost your mood. An energized and happy parent will mean a happier baby too!...
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26 May

The Importance of UV in Skincare and Beauty

Quite simply, protecting yourself from Ultraviolet Rays is single handily the most important thing you can do for your skin. SPF is the cheapest cosmetic surgeon around! If you are not using SPF, then the rest of your skincare is deemed pointless. Prevention is key here!  So what is UV? The sun naturally emits UV radiation, while sunbeds give out artificial UV. Both forms are incredibly damaging to your skin so protection is vital. ...
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25 May

How To Host a Virtual Wine Tasting Event

Live digital communication has never been so hot right now- and the best thing is, we’re finding that it’s been used to stream just about every event imaginable. What started out as online workouts or business meetings has now spread globally to cover live cooking demonstrations, beauty masterclasses, reiki and energy healing, and even live ‘how to cut your own fringe’ streams!   The beauty of virtual events is that you can use everything from Facebook Live or Facetime, Instagram Live to Zoom, to watch live content. ...
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22 May

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Planning the perfect virtual date during the pandemic. Dating during the 21st century is hard; from dating apps, to social media, ghosting, the lot, there are plenty of ways for a new-found relationship to derail before it’s even started. And that was all before 2020, when a brand-new obstacle to love revealed itself: COVID-19. Everyone’s favourite pandemic.   ...
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21 May

8 Hair Myths Busted

You’ve probably heard several hair tips, tricks and advice pieces from many people, but did you know that a lot of common beliefs around hair are not actually true? When it comes to taking care of your hair, it’s important to have the right information, so that you can establish a hair care regimen that’s effective and suitable for you and your hair type.    Where do you start you ask? Here are our top 8 Hair Myths BUSTED, so you can start ace-ing your hair game.  ...
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20 May

Why Taking Your Career Digital is a Wise Move For The Future

Whether you’re currently in University making plans for when you graduate or looking at taking additional education later on in your life, digital marketing is serious business.   More than ever before, digital marketing skills are in constant demand, with every company imaginable having to put a focus on their digital presence. This has led to companies and brands simply crying out for staff with an impressive digital skillset, as most look at putting online strategies in place for future plans.  ...
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17 May

A Minimal, Vegan Haircare Routine

Frizziness has always been the bane of my life and up until recently, I didn’t do a great deal about it. I have always used oils, but never spent the time to properly research what is best for me and my hair. I accepted fate and that there was no product on this planet had the capacity to fully tame my super thick, crazy hair. What inspired my need for change? A spontaneous one way flight ticket to France the following month. I decided to travel for the foreseeable future and knew that I wanted (and needed) to minimise my hair care routine to a few vegan products that I truly loved and trusted. Natural ingredients were...
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17 May

A WFH Guide from Forward Ladies

It's safe to say, we are living in unprecedented times. We have been asked to isolate ourselves and maintain a social distance from others to curb the spread of the coronavirus.   It is safe to say that anxiety levels are at an all-time high as we worry about our health, that of our vulnerable loved ones and the impact the disruption will have on our businesses.  In response, businesses have asked their staff to work from home and banned all forms of business travel. So, we have teamed up with Forward Ladies and pulled together a guide to help you make the most of this time.  ...
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16 May

Now is the time to fall in love with your kitchen

There has never been a better time to fall in love with cooking. In these anxious and socially distant times, there is something calming about spending time in the kitchen.   From the safety of your home, your kitchen has the power to transport you anywhere in the world – from a far-off food market to your nan’s kitchen table – food can provide limitless escapism and the comfort of familiarity.  ...
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14 May

How Reading Can Help You Find Solace During Anxious Times

There is no point understating the effects that this global pandemic has had on our mental health—we’re all anxious, uncertain and overwhelmed. As someone who suffers from general anxiety for a majority of the time anyway, I’ve had to lean on a few techniques to help me navigate the discomfort of social distancing and isolation. However, none have worked as well for me as devouring a book from cover to cover and moving onto the next.  ...
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13 May

The Curly Hair Products You Need In Your Life

These are the best products that I have tried, and trust me, I own half of Boots.   I have an extreme love-hate relationship with my hair. As anyone with curly, coily and frizzy hair knows, no hair days are the same. One day my curls can bounce beautifully around my face, the next day, my curls can spiral in seven different directions, resulting in a flat mess. So, if anyone knows how to tame some curly locks, it’s us curly girls. ...
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10 May

How To Clear Out Your Wardrobe

We've all found ourselves with extra time on our hands in the current climate, so why not put it to good use? It’s time to tackle the to-do list, throw out those pieces that are wasting away in your wardrobe and give your closet a well-needed clear out.   But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone – we’re here with some simple steps to make it easy peasy; yes, even though it’s taken us 12 months to get here too...
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6 May

Homemade Natural Beauty Masks for Self-Isolation

Whilst we've all been advised to stay indoors, unless for emergencies, for the foreseeable future, why not make the most of it and get creative? We’ve taken inspiration from Caroline Artiss ‘Natural Beauty Masks’ book, to share with you our top homemade natural beauty masks. Who knows, you may find a formula you learn to love? ...
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1 May

Are You Ready for a New Normal?

Self-care and kindness have become increasingly big topics in recent years. We welcomed the mindfulness movement as it saturated our overworked brains with tools and techniques to help calm our frantic lives. We couldn’t keep up, and we didn’t know how to slow down. But despite the much-needed advice, were we really listening? Something tells me we perhaps weren’t. We were then given no choice, as our once normal lives crashed into a universal road block.  ...
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20 Apr

5 Amazing Vegan and Cruelty Free Nail Brands

A couple of years ago, it would have been a little difficult to put this round-up together. There would have been around 3-4 key brands that jumped out when it came to selecting quality vegan nail polish brands, involving a lot of scratching around on the internet.  But today, the hardest part was whittling down the super long list. It was pretty easy to find quality vegan nail polish brands that don’t test on animals, giving us a huge hotlist to cut right down.  ...
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15 Apr

Equal Pay Day: How To Move On If Your Pay Rise is Refused

As Equal Pay Day is coming up on April 15th, it’s time to discuss a topic that many people struggle with: having the confidence to ask for a pay rise.  Let’s face it, asking for a rise isn’t an easy thing to prepare for. For most of us, it makes us feel awkward and scared. It’s a daunting task, almost like selling ourselves to those in superior positions. Putting ourselves on pedestals and having a strong backup case to support what we’re trying to put forward. ...
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13 Apr

Self-Care and Immunity on Lockdown

For beauty lovers internationally. On lockdown and in the confines of our own homes, our most-loved beauty and self-care secrets have been compromised and our go-to pick-me-ups are, for now, out the window. Across all nations, people are experiencing sickness and so right now, the notion of beauty may be of a lower priority than usual. For those of us recovering from milder symptoms, feeling the FOMO, anxiety or simply just locked inside for safe measures, we are hoping this soon will be a distant memory. In this time, it's important to remember the healing powers we can unlock by optimising our inner and outer mental health and immunity....
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12 Apr

A Vegan Diet: Gym Guide

The secret to a perfect Vegan diet; to give you enough calories is finally here! I know that trying to gain muscle on a vegan diet can be challenging, as you need to make sure your taking in enough nutrients and calories against how often your working out. This month I’m going to give you the perfect vegan gym diet and my best gym tips. ...
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9 Apr

Fashion Week and It’s Lockdown…

While we all thought we’d soon be planning our Summer wardrobe and adding those holiday buys to our basket, I think we can all agree that life doesn’t half surprise you. If you’d have told me at the beginning of the year that I would be spending the first bank holiday of the decade in PJ’s, cradling a bottle of wine in front of Disney+, I never would have believed you...
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7 Apr

Staying Sane in Isolation

It’s now been – ahem – a while since Boris announced the country-wide lockdown, with the entire of the U.K.’s non-essential workforce suddenly working from home full time.   After the initial giddiness at the prospect of an extra half an hour in bed, not having to battle the rush hour Northern Line twice a day, and a new work wardrobe comprising mainly loungewear and sliders, the reality of the situation settled in.  ...
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23 Mar

5 Ways to Stop Hating Mondays

Almost everyone hates Monday. It's the first and official sign that the weekend is over and we pretty much have to go back to reality. We have to turn on our alarm back and go back to work which is not the ideal situation when we are tired and we necessarily don’t want to go.. However, there’s always something positive in each negative situation, so here are 5 reasons why we should not hate Monday and start embracing it!...
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4 Aug

How To Prepare Your Skin For Summer

Just as you change your wardrobe when the seasons change, to keep your skin in the best condition possible you should also change up your skincare routine also.   In the winter, we add lots of heavy moisturisers and thicker products to create a protective barrier on our skin against the cold weather. It's important to keep our skin hydrated whilst we battle with indoor heaters, which dry out the skin.   In summer, the skin doesn’t need thick heavy products as much, but actually the opposite. Here are 7 ways to change up your skincare routine and prep your skin for summer...
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3 Aug

How To Get Naturally Fuller Lashes and Brows for Summer

If lockdown has taught us anything about our beauty regimes, it’s how nice it feels going to bed at night without having to remove any mascara, false lashes and eyebrow pencil! That’s especially for those who have had to follow a work from home lifestyle or have been furloughed at work.   But even those who have had to continue working every day, the fact that our trusty lash technicians and brow experts haven’t been able to get their hands on our lashes and brows means we’ve all had to do one thing: let mother nature take over.  Yep, that means letting those brows get bushier and lashes look more natural.  ...
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3 Aug

Ready for a new reality? hayu is here for you.

Has lockdown and the overwhelming amount of negative news around the world been making you feel anxious? Well, you’re not alone, we’re definitely with you on that.   ‘Shall we stay home, or shall we go out?’ is likely to be constant dialogue in your mind and flicking through various TV channels, wondering what to watch to take your mind off things has probably become the norm. Until now. ...
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2 Aug

Retreat To The Bedroom

There is no getting away from the fact this has been a mad year. With the ever-present threat of impending doom looming large, I have been finding solace in my bedroom.   It might have grim brown carpets, ones that my landlord will not change, and trams whizzing past every five minutes, but it has become my favourite place to retreat. By really considering what I was lacking in the communal areas of my home, I have been able to create a space that is specifically designed to be a calming, special place just for me.   Here are a few ways you can transform your space from snore (pun intended) into a sanctuary: ...
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1 Aug

Instagram Fashion Trends for Summer Inspiration

Where better to look than to head over to our favourite influencers Instagram’s for the newest trends this season…  With Summer very much here now, influencers have been setting the trends for us for this season on Instagram, with plenty of us re-inventing and re-creating them already. Here are the top Instagram fashion summer trends for 2020 to ensure your fashion game is on point!  ...
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31 Jul

Morning Rituals to Kickstart Your Day

Whilst the ideal morning ritual would be an extra hour in bed, the dreaded alarm is often looming and facing the day ahead is inevitable. Many of us have experienced the horror of being awoken by an overly snoozed alarm to scramble out of the door and hope a few gulps of extra strong coffee will transform us back to functional human beings. But can a morning routine really make much of a difference?...
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30 Jul

Makeup Products to Discover in Quarantine

During quarantine, it is the perfect time to give your skin a breather from all the makeup we are used to wearing on a daily basis. However, sitting in the house all day, every day can really bring your mood down so I feel like putting a bit of glam on and your favourite outfit to lounge around the house can be helpful in lifting your spirits.  These makeup products are super light on the skin which is perfect for in-house glam and will give a fresh, glowy look. ...
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29 Jul

Keeping Productive During Lockdown

As the UK have gradually had to adapt to a new way of living in lockdown, some may find themselves yearning for a positive form of change, to counter what we are all going through.  ‘Change’ is normally viewed as a bad thing that many of us don’t want to face or accept. However, this nation-wide isolation is the perfect opportunity to take control and make positive changes to all our lives, during these uncertain times. ...
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26 Jul

Rediscover your Decorating Mojo

Cohorted Cult, Rediscover your decorating mojo
When it comes to decorating, I have two extremes. One minute I'm practically bursting at the seams with excitement, full of inspiration and feeling ready and raring to go. The next I resemble a deflated balloon - pretty flat and full of hot air. My get up and go decides to get up and go without me, leaving me crippled by a case of decorating paralysis. It's common knowledge that I am incapable of making decisions, but when my decorating mojo has disappeared, this gets taken to a whole other level. Minimalism or maximalism? Neutral tones or bold colours? And basically asking myself things like do I really need another plant? (to which the answer is yes, always). I've...
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