Blog Posts by Sophia Moir

  • Kate Middleton Facts: 25 Things You Didn't Know About The Duchess Of Cambridge

    With the second Royal Baby due later this month, we've decided to test your knowledge about the pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. So how much do you REALLY know about K-Mid, wife to the future King of England?

    She’s been in the public eye since she met Prince William way back in 2001.

    And Kate Middleton has made headlines pretty much ever since - whether for her pregnancies, her outfits, her hair or her relationship with Wills.

    But how well do you REALLY know Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge? Test your knowledge with our 25 fun facts about the 33-year-old and tell us your Kate Middleton facts in the comments…

    It's time to test your Kate Middleton knowledge! [Giphy]It's time to test your Kate Middleton knowledge! [Giphy]1 She has a rather risqué relative. Katrina Darling, her second cousin twice removed, is a stripper who’s posed for Playboy and Loaded magazine – but has reportedly made no effort to contact the royal.

    Katrina Darling is Kate's second cousin twice removed [Splash]Katrina Darling is Kate's second cousin twice removed [Splash]2 Kate Middleton set a high-jump record of 1.50 metres when she attended St. Andrew’s School in Berkshire – which has yet to be beaten.

    Kate's always been an avid sports fan [Giphy]Kate's always been an avid sports fan [Giphy]3 The song that was number one when Kate was born was ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League. We reckon this shaped her life in a BIG way…

    4 She might have married into royalty but Kate is from a decisively working-class background, including coal-miners and

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  • Mum, 32, Wakes Up Thinking She’s 15 – And Forgets She Has A Son

    Naomi Jacobs lost 17 years of her life after developing a rare form of amnesia

    A mother-of-one suffered a rare form of amnesia that caused her to lose 17 years of her life.

    Naomi Jacobs, 32, woke up in 2008 believing she was a 15-year-old girl ready to sit her GCSE exams, thinking it was 1992.

    Naomi Jacobs woke up one morning thinking she was 15 years old [Caters]Naomi Jacobs woke up one morning thinking she was 15 years old [Caters]She had no idea she was actually living in the 21st century - and was terrified to find out she was mum to an 11-year-old boy who she didn't even recognise.

    Doctors told Naomi that her body had been under so much stress that part of her brain had simply closed down - erasing memories of most of her life.

    She was left baffled by modern technology including mobile phones and the internet and it’s taken three years for Naomi to adapt to living in the ‘future.’

    Naomi Jacobs pictured at the age of 15 - how old she thought she was when she woke up [Caters]Naomi Jacobs pictured at the age of 15 - how old she thought she was when she woke up [Caters]"I fell asleep in 1992 as a bold, brassy, very confident know-it-all 15-year-old - and woke up a 32-year-old single mum living in a council house,” she said.

    "The last thing I remember was falling asleep in my lower bunk bed, dreaming about a boy in my class.

    "When I woke up, I looked in the mirror and had the fright of my life

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  • Blogger Lily Melrose Takes The Yahoo Six-Second Interview - EXCLUSIVE

    We put the 24-year-old style blogger from llymlrs.com to the test by getting her to answer questions on Vine. How did she get on?

    She's THE blogger to watch in 2015.

    London-based beauty/style guru Lily Melrose, 24, has amassed a cult following of devoted fans who read her daily posts on llymlrs.com, as well as more than 137,000 fans on Instagram. Impressive stuff.

    24-year-old Lily Melrose is the blogger to watch in 2015 [Instagram]24-year-old Lily Melrose is the blogger to watch in 2015 [Instagram]But now it's time to put Lily to the test as we got her to take the famous Six-Second Interview!

    We got her to answer a series of questions against the clock (counting down six seconds, naturally). How did she get on?

    Favourite MAC lipstick?

    Fave GoT character?

    Show us how to take the perfect selfie, Lily Melrose style...

    What's the last text you received?

    What's your go-to Nando's order?

    What celebrity do people say you look like?

    Who's your fave blogger/YouTuber?

    Who's your celebrity beauty inspo?

    Celebrity style icon?

    Your Holy Grail foundation? GO!

    Your favourite EVER lipstick?

    Name your three desert island beauty essentials...

    What advice would you give your younger self?

    Tell us about your current hairstyle...

    We'd like to know your

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  • The Adorable Reason Kate Middleton Admits Prince George Needs To ‘Work On His Geography’

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge revealed her one-year-old son is walking and talking like any other toddler – but he needs to brush up on his world geography skills!

    As if we didn’t need more of a reason to love Prince George.

    The one-year-old toddler – who also happens to be the future king of England – needs to brush up on his world geography skills, according to his pregnant mum Kate Middleton.

    And the reason is just totally adorable.

    Prince George needs to brush up on his geography skills according to mum Kate Middleton [Getty]Prince George needs to brush up on his geography skills according to mum Kate Middleton [Getty]Travel advisor Claudia Gordon recently shared a heartwarming story that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge told her when they attended a luncheon together last month.

    The 33-year-old expectant Duchess admitted that the little’un, who would have been 20 months old at the time of the conversation, was looking forward to soon having a little brother or sister.

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge opened up about the time Prince George went looking for his dad [Getty]"I asked her if Prince George was excited about the new prince or princess that was coming and she said yes and that he is a toddler and is talking and walking," Claudia told news-press.com.

    But in a heartwarming revelation, Kate admitted that the news that Prince William was in China confused her toddler son – who immediately went looking for him in the china

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  • Kim Sears’ Wedding Dress Gets A Mixed Response On Twitter, Fans Reckon She’s ‘Trying To Hide Baby Bump’

    Andy Murray’s now-wife donned a custom Jenny Packham dress to marry the tennis ace at Dunblane Cathedral, but some fans weren’t very impressed with her style choice…

    It’s the biggest day of their lives with all eyes on what the bride and groom will wear for their Big Day.

    But while Andy Murray’s traditional tartan kilt received a positive response from fans, others weren’t so convinced by Kim Sears’ wedding dress choice.

    Kim Sears wore a custom Jenny Packham dress for her wedding to Andy Murray [Rex]Kim Sears wore a custom Jenny Packham dress for her wedding to Andy Murray [Rex]The 27-year-old Brit donned a vintage-inspired wedding dress for her big day [Rex]The 27-year-old now-wife of the tennis ace, also 27, opted for a vintage-inspired, custom-made Jenny Packham gown for the couple’s wedding at Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland this weekend.

    Kim’s silk chiffon dress featured a v-neck pleated bodice with Swarovski crystal embellishment on the waist and shoulders, along with a three-metre long veil and a matching Jenny Packham headband.

    The bride wore a three-metre long veil and her bouquet was full of roses [Rex]The bride wore a three-metre long veil and her bouquet was full of roses [Rex]Kim wore an embellished Jenny Packham headband [Rex]Kim wore an embellished Jenny Packham headband [Rex]“The elbow-length sleeves follow the trend set by the Duchess of Cambridge for a more covered-up approach to bridal, but the low-cut, open back did not,” wrote Kate Finnagan, Fashion Features Director at Stella.

    But while the fashion critics praised Kim’s more traditional dress choice, fans of the couple on Twitter weren’t so convinced - even going so far as

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  • Olivier Awards 2015: Gemma Arterton Steals The Show In Plunging Dress

    The ‘Made In Dagenham’ actress looked INCREDIBLE in a low-cut dress at the Oliviers

    She’s used to channelling her sixties style in ‘Made In Dagenham’ the musical.

    But British actress Gemma Arterton looked to take inspiration from a more modern era as she donned a daringly low-cut dress to the Olivier Awards 2015.

    Gemma Arterton stole the show in a plunging black dress at the Olivier Awards 2015 [Rex]Gemma Arterton stole the show in a plunging black dress at the Olivier Awards 2015 [Rex]Gemma Arterton had stunning hair and make-up on the red carpet [Rex]Gemma Arterton had stunning hair and make-up on the red carpet [Rex]The 29-year-old brunette star stole the show in a plunging black DSQUARED2 gown that flaunted her hourglass figure and enviable cleavage.

    Gemma’s eye-catching dress featured intricate cut-outs to the back and while she didn’t take home the Best Actress award for her role as Rita O’Grady, she certainly nabbed the Best Dressed crown last night.

    The back of Gemma Arterton's dress featured lattice cut-outs [Rex]The back of Gemma Arterton's dress featured lattice cut-outs [Rex]Gemma's dress showcased her enviable cleavage [Rex]Gemma's dress showcased her enviable cleavage [Rex]Her designer frock was teamed with a statement gold choker and cuff, with her wispy fringe framing her face (and sultry smokey eyes) perfectly.

    Gemma Arterton played Rita O'Grady in Made In Dagenham the musical [Rex]Gemma Arterton played Rita O'Grady in Made In Dagenham the musical [Rex]

    Elsewhere on the Royal Opera House red carpet, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger wowed in a fitted peplum dress by designer Galia Lahav.

    The 36-year-old singer/actress, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the ‘Cats’ revival, looked incredible in the chic

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  • Kelly Brook's Bikini Days With New Look Are Over, But She's Not Giving Up On The Design Dream - EXCLUSIVE

    The ‘One Big Happy’ actress revealed she’d like to create another swimwear and lingerie range to cater for big-busted ladies following her 10-year tenure with the high-street retailer

    It was one of the few high-street swimwear and lingerie collections that catered for women with curves.

    But while Kelly Brook has confirmed that her 10-year collaboration with New Look has come to an end, she’s not drawing a line under designing another fashion range in the future.

    Kelly Brook has opened up about her fashion design plans following her New Look split [Rex]Kelly Brook has opened up about her fashion design plans following her New Look split [Rex]Speaking to us at the launch of her being named the new Global Ambassador for Skechers, the 35-year-old told us that she’s eyeing up doing ‘something different’ with bikinis and undies.

    “I’m not working with New Look at the moment and I was doing swimwear and lingerie for them,” she said.

    “I’d love to go back to the drawing board with the swimwear and the lingerie and start again and do something a bit different with that.”

    The 'One Big Happy' actress said she hopes to create another swimwear/lingerie collection [Splash]The ‘One Big Happy’ actress added that it’s nice to do something different now that her collaboration with the high-street retailer has come to a ‘natural end.’

    “I’ve been so busy with Skechers and my show and Atkins and Simply Be and all these other endorsements that I do,” she said.

    “I can’t

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  • Kelly Brook Reveals Her Diet Plan And Exercise Routine: ‘I Don’t Want To Be Super-Skinny – I Like My Curves!’ - EXCLUSIVE

    The ‘One Big Happy’ star opened up about her recent weight-loss on the Atkins diet – including having to ditch the tea and biscuits! *sob*

    She’s looking better than ever since moving Stateside to pursue a TV career.

    And former glamour model Kelly Brook has admitted one of the main lifestyle changes she’s made since relocating to LA is her diet.

    Don't worry guys - Kelly Brook's said she's keeping her curves. YAY! [Getty]Don't worry guys - Kelly Brook's said she's keeping her curves. YAY! [Getty]Speaking to us at the launch of her being named the new Global Ambassador for Skechers, the 35-year-old Brit said her recent weight-loss is down to the her new diet plan.

    “I’ve always worked out. I’ve been training three or four times a week so I think it’s just my diet that changed,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle.

    “I started doing the Atkins nutritional plan so that changed everything and I started seeing pounds dropping off.”

    All About Aktins

    Kelly was announced as the face of the New Atkins plan earlier this year and has been documenting her journey on the famous low-carb, low-sugar diet on Instagram ever since.

    Her meals consist of plenty of healthy fats including smoked salmon, avocados, oily fish and nuts but one thing that the diet plan does not condone is sweet treats.

    “I got rid of my

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  • Kate Middleton Royal Baby Name Poll: Odds On Duchess Of Cambridge’s Second Child Revealed

    What should the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge call Prince George's little brother or sister? It looks like the names Alice and James are in the running…

    With recent reports suggesting that pregnant Kate Middleton is expecting a little princess, the odds are soaring for baby girl names at the bookies.

    William Hill have revealed that 70 per cent of customers are betting on the royal couple having a girl, suggesting that 18-month-old Prince George could soon have a little sister – but what name will the Duke and Duchess choose?

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, due later this month [Getty]The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child, due later this month [Getty]What Are The Princess Names In The Running?

    The odds suggest that the second royal baby, due mid-to-end April, will be given a traditional name and Alice, Elizabeth and Charlotte are the hot favourites.

    Alice is the frontrunner at 2/1, with Ladbrokes revealing they had a flurry of bets on the name from a group of royal fans in Tunbridge, Kent. Do they know something we don’t?

    It’s closely followed by the name Elizabeth (9/2), suggesting Prince William could plan on paying homage to his paternal grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

    Could the royal couple pay homage to the Queen with the girl's name Elizabeth? [AP]Could the royal couple pay homage to the Queen with the girl's name Elizabeth? [AP]But the chances of the baby being named Charlotte (11/2), Victoria (12/1) or Alexandra (14/1) are

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  • Woman Ends Up In Wheelchair After Using Friend’s Make-Up Brush To Cover Her Spots

    Jo Gilchrist developed a staph infection in her spine, meaning she’ll never be able to walk again after using an infected make-up brush

    Imagine you’re getting ready to go out, you notice a blemish on your chin but you’re totally out of concealer.

    You borrow your friend’s but realise it looks cakey - so you pinch her make-up brush to blend, blend, blend, until the spot is totally covered.

    Sounds totally normal, right? Something any of us would do on a Saturday night over a glass of Pinot Grigio.

    But the reality of the situation is that make-up brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. So much so that a mother-of-one was left fighting for her life after borrowing a friend’s make-up brush to cover a pimple.  

    Jo Gilchrist was left wheelchair-bound after picking up an infection from a friend's make-up brush [Facebook]Jo Gilchrist was left wheelchair-bound after picking up an infection from a friend's make-up brush [Facebook]Australian Jo Gilchrist, 27, contracted a staph infection in her spine, caused by the Staphylococcus or ‘staph’ bacteria, passed on through the dirty brush.

    Her friend also had a staph infection (aka bacteria on her face), but the friend didn’t realise until she lent Jo her make-up brush to cover her spots.

    By that point, it was too late and the bacteria had already spread.

    Jo first realised something was wrong when

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