Aamina Siddiqi discusses the difficulty of achieving the perfect look perpetuated by the celebrity-focused media, especially for women of colour, as the makeup industry caters for lighter skin tones and pushes up prices for all.Written by Redbrick on 28th March 2015
Fierce & Finished
Fierce January sales – Yes, there is still shopping to be done girls
January sales – Yes, there is still shopping to be done girls. House of Fraser and Debenhams are always excellent for bargains.
Essay deadlines – With the end of the first week of term came deadlines, now we are into week two we feel free as a bird! Enjoy it while it lasts.
Pale and interesting – January is the month to embrace our lack of glowing, bronzed skin. So step away from the self-tan and rock opaque tights instead
Downton Abbeyonce – This innovative tumblr account uses Beyonce lyrics to illustrate Downton Abbey clips – hilarious and bizarrely effective! Fans of the two will appreciate the ingenuity behind this concept, and it is an excellent way to procrastinate.
Versace's second range for H&M – Exclusively available online from January 19th. The bold colours will work much better for the S/S season and will ignite excitement for your summer wardrobe!
Sleek up-dos – In particular, ponytails. The hairstyle is back, but this time the look is much more sophisticated; swept up high and slick, with minimal accessories and lashings of red lipstick.
January sales – We can't be bothered to thrift through piles of clothes that contain every size bar our own any more, bring on the spring collection!
House hunting – Forget 'Zuki says relax', I'm a fresher looking for a house, and I'm panicking
Christmas bath bombs – Thanks to those Santa shaped bath bombs from your distant relative, your bath now resembles a crime scene. If anything they're TOO much fun…
Refresher's flu – Like the one in the summer. But worse.
American TV breaks – We don't want to have to wait a month to find out what's happened in our favourite TV shows! Grr…
Weight loss adverts – please save these for a time when we don't have piles of selection boxes to still get through!
CBB – The Celebrity Big Brother house is filled with wags, failed talent show contestants and Sonia from Eastenders. Enough said.