We’ve already told you the celebrity stylists and hairdressers to follow on Instagram, but once the clothes and hair are down, every famous face needs someone to… well, make up their famous face.

The celebrity beauty business is booming and Insta is full of artists whose feeds you can get totally lost in. These are just a few of our faves, whose clients include everyone from Demi Lovato to Hailey Baldwin, so you know they’re the real deal.

Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario)

Best known for his work with – who else? – the Kardashians, Mario’s client list includes all the Ks as well as Demi Lovato, Gabrielle Union and Kate Bosworth.

🤓😁 @themasterclass 😁🤓 #MakeupByMario #TheMasterClass

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The make-up superstar is about to appear as a judge on new beauty competition series Glam Masters, which is executive produced by his bestie, Kimmy K. Compulsive watching much?

With this hottie today 🖤 @ddlovato. @cesar4styles #MakeupByMario

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Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal)

Pat is a beauty force to be reckoned with. The British artist has gone from having no formal make-up training, to creating her own cosmetics line, Pat McGrath Labs. Her first product, a gold eyeshadow pigment called Gold 001, created a huge buzz back in 2015 and the line has gone from strength to strength since.

A long-time friend of new British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, Pat recently did the make-up on Edward’s first Vogue cover model, the gorgeous Adwoa Aboah.

Carolina Gonzalez (@cgonzalezbeauty)

Pictured below (left) with celeb hairdresser Danielle Priano, Carolina works on all the campaigns, shoots and fashion shows for Victoria’s Secret, meaning she regularly makes up the likes of Candice Swanepoel, Taylor Hill and Adriana Lima.

VS Angels aside, Carolina has worked her magic on Nicola Peltz and Sofia Vergara, so you know her feed is just full of celebs.

Hung Vanngo (@hungvanngo)

We love Hung (pictured below, right) and the gorgeous looks he creates for Selena Gomez, Hailey Baldwin and Elsa Hosk.

Happy Birthday @harryjoshhair @harryjoshprotools. Hope you have a great day! 😘

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Celebs aside, Hung has also worked on beauty editorials and fashion weeks aplenty, so following him on Insta feels a bit like travelling the globe one glamorous event at a time.

Hrush Achemyan (@styledbyhrush)

Hrush’s own glam is always on point, but it’s a wonder she has time to paint her own face at all, what with her many celebrity clients.

I promised a break down! Here we go!! Details below. Skin @narsissist All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation "Barcelona" Concealer @tartecosmetics Shape Tape "Medium" Contour @kkwbeauty Contour Stick "Medium" Setting Powder @lauramercier "Translucent" Powder Contour @toofaced DARK CHOCOLATE SOLEIL Blush @ctilburymakeup Cheek to Chic "LOVE GLOW" HighLight @hudabeauty Highlighter Palette – Winter Solstice Palette "NorthernLights" Eyes @kkwbeauty Powder Contour & Highlight "Dark" Carve your crease with the ash tone blend in the outer corners with the warmer dark shade Inner corners using the yellow highlight Under eye using dark highlight Lashes individual lash extensions by @star_lashextensions Brows @kelleybakerbrows BROW DEFINING PENCIL "brown" Lips @kyliecosmetics "Maliboo" #styledbyhrush

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All the Kardashian and Jenner sisters rely on her services and Hrush also works on the Kylie Cosmetics campaigns. Like we said, it’s a wonder she has time for ANYTHING outside of work, but her Instagram is pure fire.

Priscilla Ono (@priscillaono)

If you’re obsessed with Rihanna then you HAVE to follow her make-up artist, Priscilla. Not only does she post loads of RiRi pics, but she also has the 411 on all the latest Fenty Beauty products, before they hit stores.

As well as Queen Ri, Priscilla has painted the faces of Paris Hilton, Golden Barbie and Amber Rose.

#SPANKED #MATTEMOISELLE drops Dec. 26th #makeupbypriscillaono for #fentybeauty -This very moment makes me remember 13 Year’s ago, while cleaning gondolas late at night when I was working for Sephora in downtown Disney I would stare at each brands campaign images and day dream of myself actually doing the makeup… what brushes I would use, how I would apply each product strategically so I could bump up the next look without having to take it all off, how I would choose certain products for specific lighting and moods etc. 13 Year’s later and everything comes full circle!! working on a campaign that will be at Sephora’s world wide 😭😭😭 Thank you Ri for letting me be a small piece in your EPIC world of #FentyBeauty 🙏🏼 #SiSePuede

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Patrick Ta (@patrickta)

Patrick is the man responsible for Gigi Hadid’s flawless California girl look, but he really has worked with everyone, from Chrissy Teigen to Ariana Grande.

He’s also great at sharing his latest fave products, which currently include Fenty Beauty’s highlighters, Gigi’s Maybelline collection and Bioré pore strips. Good to know.

The Cutest Client Someone Could Ask For ❤️ @gigihadid

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So you’ve learnt all about us, seen our unboxing videos and now you want to know where you can get your own bettybox? We totally get it. They’re awesome. Luckily, you can subscribe to your own right here!

What is bettybox?

Sometimes periods can get you down. The blood. The cramps. The maths involved with remembering how often to change your pad or tampon. The fear you’ll be caught short by a surprise visit. But that’s what bettybox is for; making periods a little less scary, and a bit more wonderful.

bettybox is a subscription service that is delivered to you once a month. Our beautifully designed box comes with all the sanitary products that you need for the month, and you can choose if you want pads, tampons or a mix of both – complete with a cool little pouch for your school bag, to make sure you always have supplies.

And if that wasn’t amazing enough, there’s a whole section of bits and bobs for you to treat yourself with – like bubble bath, socks, nail polish, face masks and super cute stationery. Oh, and chocolate, obvs. Each month, a whole new treasure trove of goodies, delivered straight to your door. What’s not to love?

What’s in the box? 

Each month’s box is packed full of amazing bits and pieces to help ease your period woes. As well as your pads, tampons (or both), it contains goodies such as…

Nip + Fab Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster 2-in-1 Scrub & Mask
Candy Kittens Wild Strawberry Pop Bag  
Bandzee Hair Ties

Kawaii Brush Cleansing Egg
Lapel Yeah ‘Happy Everything’ Badge 
The London Tea Company Peach and Rhubarb Tea Bag
NPW Ice Cream Nail File

And that’s just an example of one of our bettyboxes! We know, they’re totally awesome. So, to get your hands on your very own, sign up for yours right here! (Or send your ‘rents the link. It’s a totally practical present, we promise.) Choose the delivery date nearest your period to make sure you’ll always be covered. And you can cancel at any time, so no need to worry if you – or your uterus – decide to take a break…

It’s time you started celebrating your period, guys. Sign up to bettybox RN and get all your tampons and pads, beauty products, sweet treats and loads more cool stuff delivered to your door, every single month. We know. It’s totally awesome. 

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Sponsored by Essence

Christmas nail art is a great way to up your Christmas spirit, especially when Santa hats and garish jumpers totally aren’t your style. And if you’re completely over the extravagant sparkly golds and red has never been your colour, we’ve got a cooler design to step up your festive fashion game.

What you’ll need

  • Essence Nail Polish Brush Metals in Steel The Show (find one in this month’s bettybox)
  • A white nail polish with a thin brush, or a white nail polish *and* a thin brush. Either way works just fine
  • Base coat
  • Top coat

How to

  1. Pop on a base coat, then paint on two coats of Essence nail polish.

  1. Once dried, using the thin brush, paint three white lines like a little bird’s foot: horizontally across the nail, and above and below on an angle. Keep it to your fourth finger and middle finger.

  1. Add two lines either side of each line, letting the ones at the base of the snowflake join forces.

  1. Add a top coat and, once dry, saunter off into a winter wonderland with all the nail sass of Sharmadean Reid.

Essence Nail Polish in Steel The Show is available in December’s bettybox and online.

A new beauty look! What could be simpler? Oh right – everything, everything is simpler… 

OK, make-up gods. You’d better be up there. And you’d better actually be listening this time.

‘Cos last time I tried a new look – you know, that time I drew on freckles and was immediately escorted to the school nurse with suspected chicken pox – I don’t feel like you exactly had my back.

I mean, you could have sent me some kind of sign that using mum’s dark red lipliner instead of forking out for a brown eyeliner would definitely NOT be totally fine. I can only assume you were off watching Netflix or something.

So, pay attention this time. Because I am about to attempt something REVOLUTIONARY with my face. And this time it’s going to be amazing.

I’ve got two whole hours before Jamie’s party, a tonne of YouTube tutorials loaded, T-Swift on for support. What could possibly go wrong?

I mean, yeah, there’s the teeny, tiiiiiinyyyy, not-even-a-real-issue-really issue of not having any of the right products or tools. But hey, I’m in the Girl Guides. And who was it that fixed Anna’s skirt right before school photos with only a paper clip and some chewing gum? If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s improvise. By the time I’m done, this face is going to look so beyond on fleek they’re going to have to come up with a new hashtag just for me.

And if not, well… mucking about with all this stuff for a couple of hours is more fun than what’s going downstairs. Wonder how long Mum is going to last teaching Great Granny to do internet banking before she hurls the laptop out of the window? LOVE that she turned up with her swimming cossie, in case surfing the web involved actual surfing.

Wonder how long it’d take mum to hurl Great Granny out the window if she could pick her up?

So, anyway… what to try?

Maybe an Arianna Grande cat-eye flick? Hmmm but then I’d feel like I had to copy the rest of her look too. And where am I going to get that many hair extensions at this time on a Saturday afternoon?

And, I mean, she rocks it and everything, but is it just me that thinks she looks a liiittle bit like she’s stolen an actual pony’s tail and stitched it to her head? How does her tiny head even support that kind of weight?

Nope. I don’t have the neck muscles to deal with that all night. Especially when I’m going to be pulling some seriously killer dance moves. So maybe… Ooh! Bronze smoky eye with glowy skin. Perfect.

Man this is going to look so awesome. Am going to need to plan a suitably dramatic entrance.

OK, so foundation. Don’t have any of that. Good start. Tinted moisturiser will have to do.  

Hmmm it doesn’t say anything about glowy on it.

*Searching through make up bag*

Maybe my entrance could involve someone wheeling me in on an exercise bike like Arianna in the Side to Side video.

Glowy… glowy….

AHA! I have a glitter lip balm! And glittery is kind of glowy. Mix a bit of those two together on the back of my hand…

(I am soooo profesh mixing stuff on the back of my hand. Tanya Burr would be super proud.)

And… VOILA! Glowy foundation! OK, apply with a damp beauty blender sponge. Don’t have one of those either.

I reckon a washing up sponge cut into the shape of an egg would probs work? OK, off I go. Right, no sponges. A dish cloth will have to do.

Hmmm… that doesn’t really seem like enough coverage. Not really getting the ‘glow’ factor…  Second layer I reckon…

Should probably take my makeup bag along to the party. Everyone is going to want in on this look once they– WOAH! OK. Second layer was a mistake.

Definitely a mistake.

Look like a glittery alien. Great.

Although… kind of an AWESOME glittery alien on second thoughts. I’m sort of… rocking this! Who knew? OK – glittery alien foundation stays!

Eyebrows. Urgh. Still can’t do mine without them looking like deranged caterpillars. Alright Michelle Phan. Where’s your ‘Mastering the art of Eyebrows’ video?

How can she be so weird yet so mesmerising at the same time? It’s that voice… she’s like some beautiful sparkly robot from outer space. Oh my god Michelle Phan is a glittery alien too! KNEW I was a trendsetter!

NO, FOCUS! Eyebrows. So a light hand is key, appazza.

Deep breath.

Light hand.

Deep breath.

Light ha- actually, do you know what? They’re fine. They’re FINE as they are!

Eyes. Wonder if Jamie has an exercise bike at his house somewhere? And if there’s anyone who’d be willing to be one of my roll-er-in-er-ers.

How has an hour gone already?! Urgh. This was supposed to be fun. If it takes any more than ten minutes from now I’m having a pre-party dance session instead. So. ‘Sweep a light gold colour all of over the lid with a flat brush’.

Ok. I have a brush….

*Hits it a few times with a school textbook*

A flat brush! So… sweeping… sweeping… perfect! I am basically NikkieTutorials.

‘Blend a darker bronze colour into the socket line’. OK, this shimmery brown I got free with that magazine will do. Blending blending blending…

(Wonder if people still get scouted on the street to become models? Shame mum’s driving me to Jamie’s. Otherwise I’d defo get stopped).

Blending blendi– ARGH!! Abort blending! ABORT BLENDING!! Too much brown!! Noooo! Glittery PANDA alien? That’s a bit too far, even for a trendsetter like me.

OK don’t panic. Think. What would the Pixiwoos do? THINK!! No wait, don’t think – YouTube it. The modern way.

Face wipes! Of course! Like wondrous, aloe vera-scented time machines! There we are. Like nothing ever happened.

OK so let’s just leave the leftover goldy bit there and slap some mascara on. Mascara I can do.

Well look at that. Pretty damn fierce if you ask me.   

But the girl in this picture has such cute freckles… NO. Put the lipliner DOWN. Maybe some statement red lippy?

Ok… Slow and steady… slow and stead–  ARGH!

Why did anyone create little brothers?! And how do they always know the worst possible time to burst into your room waving a plastic weapon? Should definitely have intercepted the brother-making process somehow.

BLEURGH! Have just realised what that would involve and now cannot unsee it.

And now I’ve got a stupid clown mouth, too. And it’s lip stain. It’s never coming off. Total DISASTER.

Unless…

I mean it could work… it TOTALLY could…

Watch out world! Here comes my amazing new look: glittery alien meets Miranda Sings.

Nailed it.

little girl in makeup

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Sponsored by MUA

Christmas is the perfect time of year to go extra on your make up. The fam are more relaxed – your great aunt won’t launch into a lecture about clogged pores and young skin. What’s more, you won’t feel like you’ve gone OTT for a cinema trip either. Yes, we know it’s dark in there, but you never know who you might run into.

Enter: MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder. A fave in the blogging world, this hot product will give you luminous skin to rival all five Kardashian-Jenner sisters. The best bit? You can find one in December’s bettybox so you don’t even have to pop it on your Christmas list!

Not only will it brighten your eyes (midnight Netflix binging takes its toll, guys) but it’ll give your cheekbones a magical glow. Quite literally, it’s your time to shine! We haven’t been pouring over those YouTube tutorials for nothing, you know. Here’s how to use it…

1. Prep your base

That means sweep on your primer, work in your foundation, contour your cheekbones and dust over your blusher so your skin is pretty much set.

2. Choose your brush

It’s all in the tools, girl. For a light, subtle glow reach for a fanned brush – it picks up less product but is still a whizz at applying it in just the right places. For a total glamazon look though, an actual highlighting brush is best.

3. Identify your glow zones

You don’t want to end up looking like a shiny bauble now, do you? To avoid that megawatt sheen, it’s important you only highlight the right places. They are: above and below your brow bone, your inner eye, down the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones and your cupid’s bow.

4. Dust the powder over these MUA-pro zones, then nail every single Christmas selfie. You’re welcome.  

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder is available in December’s bettybox – sign up RN if you haven’t already – and from the MUA Make-up Academy website.

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Freckles have been around for as long as we have and, just like most humans, they’re pretty great. Have you ever seen a freckled face that didn’t make you smile with its cuteness? We think not.

So if you’re struggling to embrace your own freckles or not convinced that they’re a fabulous facial feature, here are ALL the reasons why freckles are the best, complete with famous, freckly ladies to illustrate our point. You know we’re right, girl.

They make us unique

Have you ever seen two faces freckled the same way? Much like snowflakes, a freckly face is a unique face.

They appear in the best places

On your nose, cheeks, shoulders… freckles are like nature’s highlighter.

They add character

You always remember people’s freckles, don’t you? It’s like they’re an extension of their personality.

They’re super cute

No matter how old you are, freckles are never not cute, and that’s no bad thing.

Zoe + Tiffany Fall Campaign = 🤗❤️ 💎💠 #TheresOnlyOne @tiffanyandco

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They’re a sign of summer holidays well spent

Sure, sun care is super important and you should always wear SPF, but even if you slap it on you can still find yourself with a sprinkling of new freckles after a sunny day. And we can all agree sunny days are the best days, right?

#FETISH July 13th ❤️

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They can completely change your face

Usually cover yours up with make up? Let them shine through instead and see how many compliments you get on your ‘new’ look.

freckles out to play

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They’re in fashion

They could be your hottest new accessory, no money spent. Model Adwoa Aboah covers the December issue of British Vogue with her freckles on show proving they are on fire right now.

Don’t have them? You can draw them on!

Grab your brow pencil and give yourself a scattering of freckles across your nose and cheeks to try ’em out. Like them? Keep them!

👶🏽

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1. TODAY WILL BE THE DAY. The day the stars align, the odds are in my favour and the goddess of steady-handedness decides to bless me and my kitten flicks. I can feel it. I’m about to achieve pure cosmetic perfection.

2. Just a few stretches to get my hand and wrist warmed up. That’s only sensible.

3. Mouth open, obviously. The day anyone can apply eye makeup with their mouth closed is the day the universe implodes.

4. Now I’ll just casually sweep it on. Relaxing is the key; everyone knows that liquid eyeliner can smell fear. Aaaaaand *sweep*.

5. Brilliant! Almost perfect! Probably make contact with your skin this time though.

6. Don’t blink. Do. Not. Blink. Imagine you’re trying to apply eyeliner with the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who on your case. Except relaxed. Aaaaaand *sweep*.

7. Well, there is eyeliner on my eyelid. That is progress. It’s definitely there, can’t argue with that. But maybe doing it in one casual sweep is a mistake? I’m not rollering a wall, I’m creating art. I’m going to wipe it off and start again.

8. Small strokes this time! Teeny tiny delicate precise littl-

9. Ah. Ah, now what you did there was just jab yourself in the eye, wasn’t it? That’s it, cry it out. Sneeze a bit. Deep breaths.

10. Maybe you should look down into a mirror the way they tell you to in magazines. Although don’t get distracted by being able to see up your own nose. There’s a time and a place for looking up your own nose with a mirror, and it’s called Sunday afternoon revision session.

11. THERE WE GO. A lovely bold, smooth line. I am the Leonardo Da Vinci of liquid eyeliner!

12. And another one! I am the Michaelangelo of makeup. Just going to go over the first one again, to make sure they’re even.

13. Crap. Now I’m the Picasso. All I need is a nose on my cheek.

14. Even them up. Bit more on the other eye… bit more on the first… hmm. Spitty finger… little wipe… back to the other one… oh god don’t start caking…

15. Back on track! More Amy Winehouse than originally intended, but s’fine. Thick liner shows up better in selfies, everyone knows that.

16. Just going to build up the flicks a bit more. Nothing extreme, just an elegant little swish.

17. Right. Right, now I have a beautiful Nike tick-type swish on one eye and a cool blocky swoosh on the other eye. They both have artistic value in their own right, but which one shall I sacrifice?

18. I CANNOT CHOOSE. This is like having to pick between your babies.

19. Ok, tick swish wins. Congratulations, tick swish! Sorry, blocky swoosh. You’re getting The Bud.

20. And now, to perfectly recreate the tick swish on the other eye. Which is famously always easy.

21. Nope. Bring on The Bud.

22. Better. But wonky. Bud it.

23. Aha! Now that one is almost a better flick than the original eye! Actually do I prefer that flick? Should I sacrifice the old flick or stay loyal to my original artistic vision?

24. Or leave them both, because I’m already 10 minutes late and anyway how many people look at your whole face front-on? Not many, probably. Maybe none! Maybe it’s better to have two non-matching flicks that are both gorgeous in their own right? Because anyway, nothing in nature is perfectly symmetrical and imperfection is beautiful. They’re sisters, not twins! Or is that eyebrows? Anyway, decided. I’m leaving them. They’re good enough.

25.

26. I’ll just try to add a bit more to the original flick, even them up a bit…

27. … where did I put The Bud?

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Sponsored by Magnitone

In case you haven’t already noticed guys, cleansing is our new favourite thing – especially now puberty is kicking in. Why? Because spots, dry blotches and greasy skin got the invite to our face party, which means taking care of our complexion now takes tiiiiiime. Time we don’t have when we need to watch season 2 of Stranger Things and Riverdale, so we’re loving any shortcuts we can find. Amiright?

Enter: skin cleansing brushes. These super sleek electronic devices give your skin an incredible cleanse in one quick whizz (you can even use them in the shower as they’re totally waterproof). The only downside is that they cost the equivalent of about two years pocket money, but here at betty we’ve got an early Crimbo present for you because you can enter our competition to win one instead!

Just follow @bettycollective on Instagram, like this post and tag three of your besties for a chance to get your hands on one of five Magnitone First Step Compact Daily Cleansing Brushes – oh, and a bettybox too because we’re nice like that.

Here’s why you should defo enter…

It’s skin brushing 2.0

You’ve probably heard about dry skin brushing. Your mum or sis might do it to their legs with a regular bristled brush, but it’s long and boring tbh. The skin cleansing brushes we’re crushing on are suitable for young skin and don’t take nearly as long. They also look way prettier on your bathroom shelf!

They’re totally efficient

Who wants a whole extra step in their cleansing routine? Not us. Ain’t nobody got time for that, not when we’re working on becoming the next Zendaya. Skin brushes aren’t some fancy shmancy extra ten steps you need to do; just use the brush instead of your hands to wash your face. Simple.

It feels so spa-worthy

These little babies give a really deep cleanse without any extra elbow grease (see previous point). The peeps at Magnitone have said that skin brushes are six times more effective than cleaning with your hands. Plus, they’ve been proven to unclog pores, tone and beautifully condition your skin. Winner.

You’ll get a natural glow

Skin brushes give your face a gentle massage which helps to increase blood circulation. More blood flow and oxygen means a smoother, more glowy Hadid-sister-like complexion. And if you’re into a fake glow (sorry Mum for all the white towels we’ve massacred), skin brushes will get rid of any dead skin first to create a nice smooth base.

Dual purpose

We like things that have more than one purpose – two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, lipstain blushers, sporks… Use your skin brush to thoroughly remove your makeup by switching up the water and face wash for makeup remover. Easy peasy.

To be in with a chance of winning a Magnitone First Step Compact Daily Cleansing Brush, visit @bettycollective from 12th November. Terms and conditions apply. FYI, if you’re after a cleanser that’s even gentler, Magnitone’s Wipe Out Microfibre Cleansing Cloth is available in this month’s bettybox.

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Hey, it’s better to give it a break anyway… probably

1. Oh god it is too early for any human to be awake. Why did Yesterday Me think Today Me would want to get up at this time and wash her hair? Was she deluded?

2. Let’s assess the damage. Maybe this is the point where it supposedly starts conditioning itself? Maybe it’ll look magically fresh and elegantly dishevelled and I can go back to sleep!

3. Please let it look magically fresh and elegantly dishevelled.

4. Oh.

5. How can pillows cause so much chaos when they are so soft and lovely? Did I accidentally sleep in a hedge without realising?

6. No. No, I’d have scratches from the… twigs.

7. It’s fiiine, it’s just a little bit rumpled. Those kinks will probably drop right out.

8. Who am I kidding, my roots look like a mountain range. I could have tiny groups of people doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award on my head.

9. But there is one simple, easy solution! WET IT DOWN.

10. WET

11. IT

12. DOWN.

13. There we go, all wetted. I look great. I look slick. I look like Chrissy Teigen crossed with Lucius Malfoy. Although of course I can’t go back to bed now because my head is wet and the pillow will make it worse, so nice one genius.

14. It’s fine, I’ll wait for it to dry while making a nutritious breakfast and catching up on current affairs.

15. JK, I’m going to scroll through Instagram with one eye open for the exact length of time it would have taken to wash my hair anyway.

16. Ok it still looks wet. Is it still wet… or just greasy? Please let it be wet.

17. Nup. Grease.

18. Brilliant. Brilliant. And now I don’t have time to wash it anyway, so I guess this is the hair we’re going with today. Brilliant.

19. Thank god for dry shampoo though. How did anyone cope in the days when shampoo only came wet?

20. Hats. That was what hats were for.

21. Right, just a modest spritz and my head will be fresh as a daisy again. Just a leeeetle bit.

22. And a leeetle bit more…

23. …and a leetle bit mo- oh right, too much and now I look like the ghost of Christmas past. I am Moaning Myrtle. I am Mary Berry’s Victoria sponge cake.

24. Although a Victoria sponge cake probably involves less grease, tbh.

25. Brush it through! It’s fiiiiine, just massage it in with your fingers like they tell you to on the can, then brush it out. Keep brushing. And a bit more.

26. And a bit more.

27. Maybe if I wet it down again?

28. NO.

29. Right, roots looking better. Still a bit dusty. But that’s ok, that’s just… vintage-inspired. ‘Heritage’, they’d probably call it in Vogue. I have heritage hair. I am very on-trend. I will be like one of those aristocratic models who is too cool and posh and bohemian to be clean.

30. It’s better for your hair not to wash it anyway! Everyone knows that. Unless that’s one of those lies people tell themselves, like ‘actually fruit is worse for you than a burger’. 

31. Now I must tackle the weird twisty bits and flat bits. I could do this the sensible and careful way, by using a suitable protector spray and easing them out with my hairdryer on a moderate heat. Or I could do them the lazy way, by battering them with my hair straighteners until they behave.

32. My poor hair. I am terrible to my hair. I wouldn’t blame it if one day it just got up and left me.

33. *whisper* Please don’t leave me, hair.

34. Is that… toast? Is someone making me toast?

35. Nope, that is my hair burning. That’s the delicious waft of baked human proteins, that is. Blech.

36. Should I just sack it all off and put it up? A messy bun, that’ll solve everything! Praise be to the messy bun! I should have done this right from the beginning.

37. Well, it’s definitely messy. I have ticked that box. But it’s not exactly messy the way that messy buns are on Pinterest, is it? It’s less like lovely voluminous #croissanthair and more like a kind of… partially digested teacake.

39. May as well whack a bit of serum on, see if that’ll help. And some salt spray. And a tiny bit more dry shampoo.

40.

41. Hats. This is what hats are for.

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Remember how great making perfume in the garden was when you were little? No, me neither. On my one attempt, I accidentally poured away the water and was left with a bunch of soggy petals. #Fail.

Fortunately, we don’t have to make our own anymore as there are plenty of companies out there doing the work for us. But with all these new fragrances hitting the shelves, there’s almost too much choice.

I mean, how are we supposed to figure out which scent we want? What works with our skin? And how much cash do we need to splash to get a good one that legit smells nice?

Here’s everything you NTK about perfume…

What’s toilette got to do with it?

This won’t count towards your history revision (sorry about that) but perfume production was essentially a fancier version of what we used to attempt in the garden. That was until 1921, when Chanel changed everything by releasing No.5. You know, that spenny scent that your older sister’s polished friend Poppy wears.

Another little fact to add to your gen-knowledge is that scents are actually sold in different strengths, described in super chic French ways because the French are basically the goddesses of perfume.

Eau de cologne is the weakest, followed by eau de toilette, eau de parfum and then the strongest, perfume. The weaker versions don’t last as long but are much cheaper.

The price also changes depending on the quality of ingredients, the target market and how much the company spends on marketing (this is always a lot – Lily-Rose Depp needs paying dontcha know). This means you can spend anything from £10 to £100 or more. Cheaper doesn’t mean rubbish, you just might have to spritz it more often.

Where do I apply perfume?

Most scents come as a spray, although some top end perfumiers are trying out gels and paintbrushes. Roller balls are becoming more popular too, and these are great if you want to top up while you’re out and about.

The usual places to apply perfume are the wrist and the throat because the warmth from your blood around your pulse points will react with it and release the scent all day. (Tell that to your science teacher).

You can also try behind the ears, inside the elbows and behind the knees as well as in your hair – some companies have latched onto this trend and are even making special hair perfume. Don’t bother unless you have a lottery win to spend.

That said, maybe hold back on dousing yourself in *all* these places! An overpowering smell can result in a headache. In fact, it is possible to be allergic to perfume or particular ingredients that aren’t necessarily listed on the packaging, so be careful babes.

How do I choose a perfume?

Grab your girls and hit the department stores to get sniffing! You can spritz hundreds of scents on little cardboard squares to decide which ones you like the most, then narrow them down (or buy more than one if you’re still got pocket money left).

There are tons of different ‘notes’ you might like: sweet, floral, musky, earthy, citrus, woody. The list is longer than the amount of times your sister has stolen your clothes. And that’s A LOT.

A couple of golden rules? Don’t try to smell too many at the same time as you’ll overwhelm your nose. When you think you’ve found The One, try it on your skin before you buy it. Perfume reacts differently on different people, so what’s great on your bff might not be right for you.

And how do I not waste all my money?

You know when you pop into Zara to eye up the winter boots? Check out the perfume section. Oh, and when your mum is in Next looking at the autumn sale *eye roll* check out theirs too. And H&M. And New Look’s. Most high-street brands have their very own scents and tbf, they’re usually gorgeous and smell similar to celebrity and designer options out there.

The months leading up to Christmas are a great time to look for a new fragrance, too. Lots of stores stock great value gift sets and you usually get a scented body lotion along with the perfume. #Winning.

Also, FYI, if you’re buying perfume online make sure you shop from a well-known store. The perfume industry is plagued by fakes that not only aren’t the real deal but can contain dangerous ingredients such as antifreeze and urine. Yes, urine. Enough said.

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The nights are getting darker and the temperature is getting colder. Brrrr! If we needed an excuse to bail on after-school club, this is it. There’s nothing nicer than running home after the final bell and jumping into bed. All the notable events this month can be enjoyed next to your radiator, too: Bonfire Night, Black Friday, watching the Christmas light switch-ons online… November’s bettybox is all about getting your cosy on with a warming tea, a gooey brownie and the softest socks ever so snuggle down and enjoy!

ERRRYTHING inside…

Baked In Chocolate Brownie Mug Mix

Your Tea Sleep Tea

Magn!tone Microfibre Cleansing Cloth

Bandzee Hair Ties

Bryt Socks

Freeman Barefoot Scrub or Cream

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Oh Sephora. It’s basically the whole reason you go on holiday, right? The minute you land in New York, Paris, Barcelona or any other city that’s lucky enough to house the make-up mecca, you’re on Google Maps and shimmying your way there to stock up on all your favourite international beauty brands.

While we’re completely obsessed with the likes of Becca Cosmetics and Tarte, Sephora’s own-brand products are actually pretty amazing tbh, not to mention great value. But, with over 500 products in Sephora Collection, where should you begin?

Here are a few of our faves that are well worth stocking up on, either on your next trip abroad (if you’re lucky enough to be going away in October half term), or if you decide to fork out for that international shipping.

Charcoal Nose Strip

At just $3 a pop, the Sephora Collection Charcoal Nose Strips are our absolute faves; we’ve been known to buy them 10 at a time. Peel off the plastic backing, pop on your nose for 15 minutes, then remove and marvel at all the white stuff it just pulled out of your pores. That super-clean feeling after use is second to none.

Also pictured: Sephora Collection Orchid Eye Mask, Avocado Face Mask and Almond Foot Mask.

Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

Who doesn’t love a good face wipe? These ones retail for $7.50 and contain coconut water extract, which we all know is great for your skin, so they smell great. They remove all traces of makeup without any harshness and don’t dry out your face. WINNING.

Golden Hour Luminizing Powder

Available in four different shades, at $16 each, this highlighting powder gives serious bang for your buck. Make it as light or as bright as you like, thanks to the buildable, blendable consistency, and use it wherever you want to GLOW. It also makes a great eyeshadow, especially the Twilight shade.

LashCraft Big Volume Mascara

Who doesn’t love a good flutter? Sephora’s LashCraft Big Volume Mascara gives you just that, with a curved brush to make sure you coat every lash, and a super rich consistency to make sure it stays put all day. All that in a pretty pink and black package for $14? Sign. Us. Up.

Lip Balm & Scrub

These $6 lip balms and scrubs are so good you’ll want one in every flavour. Use the Honey Lip Scrub to prep and smooth your pout, then add one of the five balms to soften and shine. It’s well worth carrying one in every handbag. Just try not to eat them. The smell so good.

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