SKINCARE

11 Ways to help treat and prevent acne

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions and can result in several types of blemish, including pimples and blackheads. Pimples can appear anywhere on the skin, but most often occurs on the face. As they are usually triggered by hormones, and in some cases genetics there are no guaranteed ways to prevent them, […]

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SKINCARE

Seven tips to help get rid of spots and blemishes

We all get them. Spots and blemishes are a part of growing up, and can last well into adulthood. However, we’re often made to feel insecure about something that everyone naturally goes through — sometimes this insecurity can come from the media, social pressure or tv shows. Acne is one of the most common skin […]

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BEAUTY

Six beauty trends to try this Spring

Spring is finally here, although at times it may not feel like it. Next week lockdown restrictions ease, we can meet people outside, in beer gardens and life might finally start feeling normal again. Lockdown brought with it a year of reimagined fashion and beauty trends, it’s time to welcome back bold colours and fresh […]

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BEAUTY

10 Amazon beauty buys that have revolutionised how I get ready

I am a self-confessed shopaholic, and I don’t care who you are but there is one place we all go to when we’re searching for something particular. Over the years, Amazon has become the holy grail of stores even expanding into fresh food – like that’s not crazy? Clearly in a world were everyone lives […]

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SKINCARE

Review: Faces — Skin Cushion

As a FACES by LaurenAmy client, Faye already knows how your skin can improve with just one treatment there but, as salons remain closed, we try out the all new FACES – skin cushion… *gifted Price: £8.50 for one / £15 for two The FACES – skin cushion is a cleansing cloth. You simply add […]

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BEAUTY

14 Beauty products to make you feel special this Valentines Day

Valentines Day is just around the corner and whether you’re spending the day solo, with the love of your life or household you may still want to look your best. So, whether you’re planning a comfy night in or putting on makeup just to feel pretty, we’ve collected 14 pick-me-ups from self-care to beauty must-haves […]

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BEAUTY

A quick guide to colour theory and skin tone

Have you ever been watching a movie and the self-confessed fashionista has said something along the lines of: “I can’t wear that, I’m a summer.” On some level, we’ve all heard of colour theory and the way it relates to our complexion, eye colour and hair colour. In the world of fashion, it’s often used […]

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BEAUTY, NORTH EAST

Where to get your big brows shaped post-lockdown

Fluffy brows are back in style (and we’re so glad). This is where to book your next brow appointment – when we can. The Lash Lounge, Newcastle We love: Brow Lamination Made. by Mariella, Hartlepool We love: Fluffy Brow Salon G, Newcastle We love: Brow Lamination Stephanie Edwards Salon, Hartlepool We love: Fluffy Brow Laura […]

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SKINCARE

10 Beauty subscription boxes to try this year

It’s a brand new year and it never hurts to try something new. Beauty box subscriptions allow us to expand our beauty routine by trying new products, and exploring new brands. Usually containing upwards of five items, the boxes are worth more than their monthly subscription price and are great value for money. The great […]

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NORTH EAST, SKINCARE

An interview with Nature + Nature

We caught up with Nicola from Nature + Nature. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m a North East girl and have spent the past 20 years working for a large corporate organisation, and after building a successful career I made the leap into the small business world in March this year. I spent time […]

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MAKEUP

How to clean your makeup brushes

Even though we know that dirty makeup brushes can cause breakouts and other skin problems, very few can say they regularly clean their facial beauty tools. This is not a surprising factoid, overall cleaning our brushes is boring, repetitive and nobody wants to wait 12 hours for them to dry. As women we have all […]

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BEAUTY

Five highly reviewed eyebrow tints

There is one thing women value above all else in their beauty routine — their eyebrows. Some women spend ages in front of the mirror making sure that they perfectly frame their face, while others boast about the fact they can drawn their eyebrows on in less than five minutes. While, we’re hesitant to (once […]

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SKINCARE

Three DIY lip scrubs to keep your lips soft this winter

As the weather gets colder, you might find that your lips are feeling a little chapped, as your lips are very soft and delicate making them sensitive to harsh environmental factors. Thankfully, there is an easy solution to this problem. Lip scrubs. Luckily lip scrubs don’t have to cost a fortune and in most cases […]

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BEAUTY, CELEBRITY NEWS

12 Memorable beauty moments of 2020

There are two types of people during a pandemic, the ones that don’t bother with makeup at all because a face mask covers half your face when you’re out in public, and the ones that continue to do a full face of makeup because they’re still clinging to a life they once knew – and […]

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MAKEUP

21 Instagrammers inspiring us with their Christmas makeup looks

There are many great things about Christmas, and one of the best parts is the lead-up, the anticipation and the festive spirit. One way we can all get involved is social media, and nobody doesn’t it better than beauty influencers who spend the season creating beautiful Christmas-themed makeup looks, inspired by classic movies and festive […]

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HAIR

Three easy steps to clean your hairbrushes

We all know the importance of cleaning our makeup brushes, bedding, clothes and so on, however there seems to be one item in our beauty tool kit that often gets forgotten about. Why do you need to clean your hair brush? Like most beauty products hair brushes become dirty with repeated use and become clogged […]

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NAILS

Nailed It: Christmas nail art we’re loving

Everyone is getting excited for Christmas – us included. One of the more stylish parts of the holiday season is getting your nails done with festive designs sure to catch the attention of those around you. So, from cute reindeers to classic tartan these Christmas designs have caught our eye. Classic Christmas View this post […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: 20 Stocking fillers under £10

Stocking fillers may not be the highlight of Christmas morning but they can still surprise a loved one. Usually, when you think stocking fillers your mind may jump to socks and underwear, which as a child are boring but as an adult is an amazing and much-needed gift. The great thing about stocking fillers are […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: Stylish gifts for that special man in your life

There is only a month till Christmas which doesn’t leave much time for shopping and it’s likely you’ve got a number of gents on that shopping list, such as your partner, father, brother, best friend, cousin, uncle, maybe even housemate. So, from beauty essentials to practical everyday necessities we’ve picked out some of the most […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: Stylish gifts for that special woman in your life

With only a month until Christmas it doesn’t leave much time for shopping and it’s likely you’ve got a number of special ladies on that shopping list, such as your partner, mother, sister, best friend, cousin, aunt, maybe even housemate. So, from beauty essentials to practical everyday necessities we’ve picked out some of the most […]

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BEAUTY

Countdown to Christmas with these beauty advent calendars for 2020

While chocolate treats are nice, beauty advent calendars are on the rise, and are a great way of sampling new bands, products and fragrances. Containing must-have products, they are often great value for money as their price is much lower that what each mini product would be worth if they were all bought separately, usually […]

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SKINCARE

10 Highly reviewed cleansers for all skin types under £20

Facial cleansers are a tool in our day-to-day beauty routine you’re probably familiar with. Finding the right cleanser for your skin type can be a difficult and important task as some cleansers are known to be harsh on the skin which can cause damage and inflammation. For a healthy, glowing complexion we need to keep […]

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MAKEUP

Eight orange makeup looks worth trying this autumn

With life in and out of lockdown it’s probably been a while since you got yourself all dolled up, but as the weather changes you may find yourself wanting to pick up those makeup brushes and play around a little bit. This year has seen a major influx in orange makeup looks, from celebrities like […]

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HAIR

Caring For Curly Hair: The dos and don’ts

When it comes to curly hair there is a lot of information out there, that’s because as a hair type it needs special attention. What most people don’t know is that curly hair can be difficult to maintain because it is drier than straight hair which means it more prone to frizz and can become […]

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HAIR

Highly reviewed hair masks for dry hair

Autumn is here and winter is on the way which means cold weather and with it temperatures likely to make your hair dry and frizzy. As we moved into a second national lockdown that requires hairdressers to once again close, we should consider adding weekly hair masks into our hair care routines to ensure our […]

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BEAUTY, VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE

World Vegan Day: A guide to vegan beauty products

The demand for vegan beauty products rises everyday, and more brands than ever before and jumping on the ethical bandwagon leading to a welcomed change in the beauty industry offering high performing products that can compete with traditional makeup and beauty brands. Whether you’re a vegan or just ethically conscious it’s important to understand exactly […]

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NAILS

Nailed It: Autumn nail art we’re loving

From cute foxes to golden leaves, these nail designs have caught our eye. North East… Wild Side Why we love them: They’re simple, sparkly and perfect for the season. Stylish & Spooky Why we love them: The detailed designs are super clever. Pretty Pumpkins Why we love them: They’re the perfect orange shade. Elsewhere… Halloween […]

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BEAUTY

Inkspiration: Frightfully-good Halloween tattoos

Want to have a spooky piece of art on you always? Here’s some tattoo inspo for you from North East-based artists we love. Wonderful Web About the Artist: Shona Lynne is an artist in Middlesbrough working at Four Daggers Tattoo Studio. Stylish Skull About the Artist: Giuseppe Grim Russo is from Naples in Italy and […]

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BEAUTY

Inkspiration: The autumnal tattoos we’re loving

It’s been a good while since any of us at Style-and-Wear HQ had a tattoo – and we’ve been falling in love with so many autumnal designs. Here’s our favourites Pretty Pumpkin About the Artist: Molly Garnham is from Suffolk and she can be found at roughdiamondtattoo.com. Buzzy Bee About the Artist: Hannah goes under […]

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FRAGRANCE

How to get the most out of your fragrances

There comes a time where every girl starts to build up her perfume collection and while perfume seems to be one of the more simple accessories, it can actually be quite tricky to achieve that long-lasting scent. No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory. Coco Chanel Wearing a fragrance […]

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