‘Are you in your twenties and unfulfilled by the dire state of your love life?’ Er, yes.
‘Is Tinder matching you with mingers?’ Like, all the time.
‘Has snogging randomers in Dogstar become your current state of ‘romance’?’ Are you talking to JUST me right now?
‘And yet again you’re dreading watching Love Actually alone at Christmas...’
OK, you know too much and must be silenced.
So the Facebook event of the edgy, super cool singles night sounded extremely promising and plus, they promised ironic party games.
I was all kinds of in.
Upon arrival we instantly felt like we were in that episode of the Inbetweeners where they get the wrong Black Bull – there were no ‘cool singles’ in sight.
Turned out it was actually upstairs: the super cool, edgy ‘singles-but-not-singles-more-ironic-singles’ night was in a room above a pub in Brixton.
Things got worse, we had to wear numbered stickers so that we could be easily identified.
In case you are interested (because no one in there was) I was number 6.
How the promise of love and ironic party games turned into disappointment and a candy cane shaped head injuryBy Amy Nickell | Yahoo's Dating Blog – 19 hours ago
‘Are you in your twenties and unfulfilled by the dire state of your love life?’ Er, yes.Read More »from The singles night: how the closest I got to a date was being accused of forgery
What would a Barbie that represents the average 19-year-old be like? Samantha Shelton and Jordan Clifford investigateBy FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Mar 5, 2014 20:40 GMT
Last July, Nickolay Lamm, a 25-year-old artist and researcher, created a digital rendering of what Barbie would look like if she were modelled after an average 19-year-old woman, based on measurements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The result: a shorter, shapelier-looking doll image that went viral. We fell in love with the new version as quickly as you did, which highlighted that average is, in fact, beautiful. "I simply wanted to show that a doll like Barbie can look good with typical body proportions," says Lamm.
FITNESS fans had mixed reviews - some of you loved the idea of creating a more realistic-looking doll, while others thought the whole concept silly. "I did play with Barbie growing up, but I didn't strive to become her," said one reader. "I saw her as more of a friend, not a sexual image that I need to become."
Regardless of whether or not you thought the idea to be the next genius step in doll production or a silly farce, very few believed theRead More »from Meet the 'Real-Girl' Barbie who's ready to hit the toy market
Katie Hopkins can't understand why women try and delude themselves by pretending they weigh less than they do - just eat lessBy Katie Hopkins | Katie Hopkins – Wed, Mar 5, 2014 11:31 GMTWhat on earth is wrong with women? Sometimes I feel like a visitor at a zoo - observing a strange species and wondering why it behaves so strangely.
Watching a woman weigh herself in her bedroom would leave even David Attenborough speechless.Read More »from Katie Hopkins: Women are delusional if they think they can fool the scales
Weighing in is an art form for many women. Many admit blow drying their hair before they hop on the scales in the morning hoping it will make them lighter.
If you are worried that your hair is making you heavy you have probably got things a little bit out of perspective. I mean when was the last time you asked your boyfriend 'does my hair look big in this?'
Over 50% of women go to the toilet before they weigh. I can see the logic in this. But do we really think having a wee will make up for the curry and the family sized bar of Dairy Milk we scoffed whilst watching The Voice?
Unable to deal with the real issue at hand - they need to eat less and move more - women will go to extreme lengths to shave off an extra pound or two, even if it means lying
I’m not a big fan of the hen do. I’d rather not have one. So I announced this early on to my good friends expecting some sighs of relief. To my surprise, they were not impressed.
Why does everyone want me to have a hen do? Why does anyone want anyone to have a hen do?
The average spend on a hen party in 2012 was £175, and from anecdotal experience I can tell you, that figure has gone up. Forget the recession, hen dos are big business. Gone are the days of a nice meal with a few close friends at your local. Instead, say hello to the American-style ‘Bachelorette’ atrocities involving plastic willies and sashes.
I just want to say no.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy them – I’ve had great fun on many hen dos (except one*). But I’m not big into all the traditions that surround weddings anyway, so I’m happy to forsake my ‘last night of freedom’ and save all my mates a load of cash. If they like, they can spend this on a nice pressie for us for the wedding. Wink wink.Read More »from Hen don’t: Hen dos are out of control and I’m out
(*Actually I had a great
From the Chanel supermarket to Cara Delevingne skipping down the Stella McCartney catwalkBy Sophia Moir | Yahoo Fashion Blog – Tue, Mar 4, 2014 12:56 GMT
It’s the last of the four major fashion weeks after New York, London and Milan.
But it’s by no means least as Chanel, Saint Laurent, Balmain and Elie Saab all present their AW14 collections at Paris Fashion Week this season.
Here are the bits you missed so far…
It's not only Chanel that uses the supermarket as inspiration.
Chanel outdo themselves EVERY time.
Grunge is back.
Fashion can be FUN.
A little TOO fun sometimes.
It features some of the world’s BIGGEST models.
Rihanna doesn’t stick to the formal dress code.
It pulls in the BEST stars.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rita Ora and Emilia Clark were just some of the British beauties to steal the show on the other red carpet last nightBy Sophie Tighe | Yahoo Fashion Blog – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 12:23 GMT
It's the time to let your hair down, have a celebratory drink or a commiserating cry.
Yes people, we're talking about the Vanity Fair Oscars after party - the hottest ticket in town last night.
While the rest of us were tucked up in bed in our Primark pyjamas, young hot Hollywood partied the night away in some of the prettiest Oscar looks we've seen in a while.
For stars like Jennifer Lawrence it was a chance to ditch the couture (and their undies!) in favour of a younger, sexier mini dress, which we reckon was way more age appropriate for the 23-year-old actress.
For unsuccessful nominees like Amy Adams is was a chance to change into something with a little more room for dancing the night away.
Here at Yahoo Lifestyle we were over the moon to see so many British beauties absolutely rocking it at the VF party last night.
Supermodel and all round stunner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley nailed the lilac trend in aRead More »from Oscars 2014 dresses: Brits lead the way at the Vanity Fair after party
Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie were just some of the repeat fashion offenders on the Academy Awards 2014 red carpetBy Sophia Moir | Yahoo Fashion Blog – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:13 GMT
It’s the biggest night of the fashion calendar with the red carpet fashion often overshadowing the awards themselves.Read More »from Oscars 2014 dresses: The 9 times we got red carpet déjà vu
But if you’ve had a look at the Oscars dresses and thought ‘have I seen this somewhere before?’, it was a case of red carpet déjà vu for us too.
Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie were just some of the stars to stick to their fail-safe fashion formula and not take a style risk at the Academy Awards.
Here are the key looks that got us thinking that they’ve worn their Oscars dress somewhere before…
1. Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress stunned in a pillar block dress Christian Dior gown but it’s almost the exact same shade as the Calvin Klein dress she wore to the Oscars three years earlier. We prefer the hair last time, though.
2. Anne Hathaway
The Les Miserables star opted for a sleek Gucci gown with metallic detailing for last night’s Oscars – but it’s not that dissimilar to the studded Burberry gown that she wore to last
The 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress steals the show in custom-made Prada gownBy Kim Hookem-Smith | Yahoo Fashion Blog – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 03:38 GMT
Not only did she walk away with the award for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars 2014, but Lupita Nyong'o also bagged the award for most striking outfit of the night.
The 31-year-old star of 12 Years a Slave made waves when she stepped out of her car into the damp Hollywood night in a beautiful sky blue gown, in stark contrast to many of the other, rather safer, Oscar dresses chosen by the stars.
Lupita explained on the red carpet that the dress was a custom-made Prada number, which she helped create with the help of her stylist Micaela Erlanger.
The dress featured an incredible plunging neckline, which few could pull off, and a pleated full skirt, which she held like a ballerina as she headed up onto the stage to accept her award.
She said: "I wanted to wear blue because blue reminds me of Nairobi." And added that the skirt's glittering details were to representRead More »from Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong'o's Prada princess dress is best on red carpet
Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o stood out in colourful dresses amid a sea of nude, glittering gowns on Cate Blanchett, Jessica Biel and Kristen Bell to name a fewBy Kim Hookem-Smith | Yahoo Fashion Blog – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 00:56 GMT
Forget all the beautiful dresses you've seen so far this awards season, they were all just a dry run.
The Oscars is where the real red carpet looks are made and the A-Listers were keen to make a good impression, with plenty of subtle tones and classy silhouettes on show.
Jennifer Lawrence went for a stunning red Dior gown with a strapless neckline and peplum details. She paired this with a statement necklace and swept back hair. Harking back to her stunning Calvin Klein red dress a few Oscars back, she may have taken a tumble on the red carpet, but she looked every inch the movie star.
Lupita Nyong'o also stood out in a pale blue gown with a plunging neckline by Prada. It looked stunning against her skintone and she explained that it reminds her of Nairobi.
The vast majority of the A-Listers went for pale and even nude tones. Embellishment, beads and sequins were big this year with lots of glints winking from the photographers' flashbulbs.
Anglina and Kate Hudson also opted for theRead More »from Oscars 2014 Best Dressed: The top dresses and hottest trends from the red carpet
Behind-the-scenes celebrity beauty: Backstage at the Savoy Hotel in London, Yahoo Lifestyle’s beauty guru Sophia Moir found out that it takes more time and effort to get the stars red carpet ready for the BAFTAs and Oscars than it looks…By Sophia Moir | Yahoo Fashion Blog – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 17:59 GMT
It’s a hard job being a celebrity on an awards season promo trail.Read More »from Oscars 2014 fashion: How celebs spend HOURS on their outfit, hair and make-up for the red carpet
Endless red-carpet appearances, wearing the most beautiful dresses hot off the runway and getting your make-up professionally done – it must be tiresome.
For most of us, the Oscars are just a distant dream but I was lucky enough to get that one step closer as I went backstage at the Savoy Hotel in London to get red-carpet ready like the celebs do for the BAFTA Awards.
Arriving at the plush Strand hotel, I was preened and pampered to within an inch of my life in exactly the same way that stars including Sarah Jessica Parker and Alice Eve have done in the past for the annual British Academy Film and Television Awards.
If I learnt anything from my day at the Savoy, it’s that it takes a LOT more effort than it looks to get a celeb red carpet ready for the BAFTAs or Oscars.
But hey, I’m not complaining…
A flawless, nude make-up look
Firstly, I was under the impression that the stars are taken into one of the bedrooms in the hotel