UK Trends

Which Historic Make-Up Trend Is Due A Revival?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Style

Beauty trends are cyclical: In the 1980s Brooke Shields brought bold eyebrows into fashion; in the nineties Kate Moss set a trend for wearing them sup...

Would You Pay £249 To Orgasm Like This?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over yoga, because orgasmic meditation is the hot new class on everyone's lips. And it focuses solely on female orgasm. Orgasmic meditatio...

Help! Hype Has Killed My (Cultural) Mojo!

Sophie Bauer | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Bauer

I don't hate anything that's 'in', I just hate being pestered. It's boring and makes me grumpy. Everywhere I look there's hype. Hype on social media, hype at the Oscars, hype at work, hype at the gym, hype in my real world, hype in my virtual world. Hype, hype, hype. And then I had a double epiphany: hype has killed my cultural mojo!!!

#GrannyHair Is Trending - Would You Dare To Go Grey?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Grey hair is the latest style to trend on Instagram and we love seeing women getting in on the 'silver fox' look. Loving my septum back! 😍 F...

The Vegan Outliers Step Into the Mainstream

Damien Clarkson | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

You have probably heard this joke. Question: 'How do you know if someone is a vegan? Answer: They will tell you in five seconds. And it is true from my experience once you go vegan you have an energy rising up inside of you wanting to scream; "I am vegan and it's really great!".

What in the Name of All That's Baffling Is 'Minecraft'?

Chris Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

I'm a 40-year-old man and I'm about to play Minecraft for the first time. I'm doing it for you, for me, for all of us that have no rational idea of what it is, what it does or what it means. Is it Adolf Hitler's second, more 'downtime' book? Or some trending subterranean hobby that they're all psyched about on the QVC channel? From the look of the screen in front of me, no.

Why Super-Fast Broadband Matters

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

I seem to find it impossible to turn on the TV at the moment without seeing an advert for super-fast broadband. The move to a faster Internet has been a priority for successive UK Government's, as well as other countries around the world. So, why is so much effort - and money - being invested in this infrastructure?

2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

From getting your smoke on with some mezcal to Vermouth becoming a 'thing' and subbing out booze altogether, faux-style (WHAT?), we've got the low down from London's biggest boozehounds on what's hot for 2015.

We've Sifted Out The Important Stuff From London Collections: Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your head has been thrust deep into your coat over the past (freezing) week then you might have missed the gaggle of well-dressed men that embarked...

Is 2015 the Year for the Threat-centric Network?

Graham Welch | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As an old year comes to a close we often start to look for trends and predictions of what the New Year holds for us in business and especially those in cybersecurity who are increasingly at the forefront of defending the enterprise from the continual threat and reality of cybercrime.

Which Is the Most Generous Country on Earth?

John Low | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
John Low

How do you tell the most generous country on earth? It's a simple question, but one that's profound, and pretty difficult to answer...

Fashion Trends That Make Everyone Inexplicably Angry

Laura Maw | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maw

People seem to get pretty angry about clothes. Did you know there are whole threads on online forums about people's irrational hatred of certain trends? If you're ever feeling miserable, a quick read through these is guaranteed to make you laugh. My favourite mini rants are documented here under 'People wear things and I don't like them'.

Maths Explains The Hipster

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech

OK so before everyone jumps down our throat for being 'London-centric', the fact is the 'Hipster' is a global phenomenon, it just so happens that Shor...

Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviours of Internet Users in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Compared to their global counterparts, online users in the Middle East are among the most enthusiastic about the positive impact that the Internet is having on their lives.

Top 20 Trends for Spring/Summer 2015

Vogue.fr | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With seventies influences from Saturday night fever to hippy deluxe, a khaki nod to military style alongside nautical accents, experiments with transparency, patchworks of vintage prints and a mix and match approach to volume and fabric, for Summer 2015 we're set to see contrast take centre stage.

Nude for Fall

Charlotte Cave | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

Looking through the magazines for Autumn Winter 2014 you would be right in thinking there is a sense of 'anything goes' this season. The catwalk was awash with so many different looks, textures and silhouettes

So, This Is What Happens When Disney Princesses Are Given A Hipster Overhaul...

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Disney princesses, tattoos and piercings - three things that aren't usually strung together in the same sentence. Until now. Following the recreati...

Generation Sweet Stuff - Are We All Sugared Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Social Media and Modern Warfare

Adam Fisch | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

I'm actually not 100% sure that social media inherently is good. Yes, it's possible for people to post real-time news, yes it encourages every individual to voice their thoughts and be accessible but what happens when the social media news agenda gets hijacked?

Try the Tassel Trend

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

It's a bold High Summer look that's currently populating high street stores and designer boutiques alike, particularly in the form of holiday kimonos, but choose your weapons wisely and the pieces you pick up now will see you through next season too.

Will 'Saffy' Teens be Absolutely Fabulous for Society?

William Higham | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

In my last article, I identified a new young generation, the SAFFYs: Serious, Active, Forward-Facing Youth. They're very different to the "typical teen" parodied by Kevin the Teenager. Less frivolous, hedonistic, lazy and 'devil may care'. More anxious and responsible about the future, and more respectful of the past.

The Shoe Tattoo

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've sometimes toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but there's something about the permanency and probably the pain that stops me entering through those parlour doors. However, I recently came across Oliver Sweeney offering the option of getting a tattoo on their shoes, and this instantly seemed like a much more painless option.

It's More Than Gorgeous - Top Picks From Manchester

Sian Astley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

I had a great afternoon down at my local HomeSense, choosing my Top Picks and helping shoppers solve their interior design & home buy dilemmas, finding myself rummaging through treasures to find 'on trend' bargains and helping design savvy clients select the perfect partnering items for challenging rooms.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!