Given her star-studded family, it’s no surprise that Noah (the youngest of the Cyrus family) is now famous in her own right. The 17 year old started out acting, much like her sister Miley Cyrus, but more recently has returned to her musical family roots and is set to release her debut album NC-17 this year. Pretty awesome right?

Not only is she a super talented singer, this gal is woke AF. She’s a massive animal lover and has worked alongside huge charities including PETA to support the welfare of all animals worldwide.

Here’s why we’re loving Noah this week…

She’s mega talented

Earlier this year, TIME named Noah as one of the most influential teens of 2017, alongside other betty babes including Chloe Kim. Her music is pretty different from her country roots and even though she’s still a teen, she has some pretty cool achievements under her belt. As well as having an album on the way, she’s been opening for Katy Perry as part of her ‘Witness’ world tour! Noah’s single Again is our jam, so we’re super excited for what’s to come from this little star.

She’s super strong

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that although there are some amazing parts of being famous, some parts can be a little sucky. As much as Instagram is life, unfortunately some people hide behind their Insta accounts and use them to spread negativity.

Noah has had her fair share of trolls and even disabled the comments on her account so her haters couldn’t get to her anymore. “I was getting really depressed from them, and hurt, and would cry for hours over things. It was killing me every time I read something slightly hurtful, and I just couldn’t take it anymore,” she told Refinery29.

W ✨

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After a while, Noah decided not to let the negativity win and enabled her fans and friends to communicate with her via Insta comments. She didn’t want to have to sacrifice her fun and found that turning off the comments meant she felt disconnected from her fans. Instead she sought advice from her sis who’s been through it all and has now learnt to tune out the hate and focus on all the great feedback she gets. Good for you girl, the haters are the motivators.

She’s a cutie pie

Noah comes from Nashville, Tennessee, so for her, family comes first. The Cyrus family are super close and Noah considers her siblings and parents to be her bffs. Recently this cutie was playing at Madison Square Gardens in New York and brought her dad onstage to join her. Despite being a famous country music legend, Billy Ray Cyrus had never performed in this prestigious venue before so Noah asked him and sis Miley to help her out with a song. Umm adorable.

werk it gurl give it a twirl @mileycyrus

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Noah also dedicated a performance to pal Lady Gaga who had been too ill to perform during her European tour. She wanted to wish her better and performed a cover of Million Reasons as a tribute. How cute.

She’s an animal lover

Noah recently collaborated with PETA as part of their ‘Trapped’ campaign, which aims to boycott Seaworld and stop them from being allowed to keep orcas captive in their theme parks. “I love animals so much. To think that any animal would be trapped — it makes me so sad,” said Noah in an exclusive interview with PETA. “It’s like living in your bedroom for your entire life and never being able to go outside.”

We love how proactive Noah is, she’s completely unafraid to stand up for what she believes in. The betty babes are backing you all the way, girl!

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Do you dream of having a mermaid’s pastel-hued waves? Perhaps you want your mane to shimmer like a unicorn’s? Or do you delight in the idea of dazzling others with a rainbow head of hair?

Your fancy follicle dreams can easily become a reality, with the huge range of colour products and services out there. And the best news is that it doesn’t have to be permanent, so you have the freedom to experiment.

But that’s not to say that brightly coloured hair comes without its woes. Here’s what to expect when your head is coloured like a bowl full of sorbet scoops.

Updating your ‘hair’ album is an obsession

Maisie Williams’s blue turn, Katy Perry’s purple reign, Kylie Jenner’s fresh mint tips, Nicole Richie’s lilac locks – celebs provide some serious inspiration for colouring your hair.

Instagram is full of ideas too, so you need a place to save those copious screenshots. Your hairdresser goes dizzy at the thought of trawling through them all when you next go in for a show and tell.

People like to point out the obvious

Just in case you’re not aware of your own hair colour, there’ll always be someone in a room to point it out to you as soon as you walk in it. They’re not being mean, and sometimes they might actually be being nice, but mostly they just think they’re doing their civic duty to remind you. And yes, it is highly annoying.

E.g. ‘Oh, your hair, it’s bright pink…’

Your clothes look different

Getting dressed the day after a new hair colour can be very frustrating indeed (you have been warned!). That floral print dress suddenly looks a bit…loud. And the bright pink jumper you bought blends in a bit too perfectly with the hair falling over it.

BUT clashing colours can look super cool too! So have a play around and don’t be afraid to carry on the rainbow trend with your wardrobe. Be bold!
It’s not an exact science

Who knows what shade your hair will be after the next wash? Even with permanent solutions, your dye slowly fades and subtly changes like a tired chameleon.

Yeah, it can be quite exciting, but it can be equally annoying too, especially when it’s on the perfect shade. Dry shampoo can be a great ally during this time, as it staves off having to wash it for an extra few days.

People will give you new nicknames…

…whether you like it or not. Pinkie, Frenchie, Candyfloss Head and other not very original names, depending on the shade you’ve gone for, will all become part of normal life for the first week or so. But it’s okay, rock goddess Deborah Harry called her band Blondie after acquiring it as a nickname due to her infamous bleach blonde hair. So, just own it as fiercely as she did.

Your hair is a bit of an artist’s paint palette

One shade is just not enough. You already know what colour you’re going to go next, as soon as your current one fades out. In fact, why wait? Try a few at the same time for the real rainbow effect.

Experimenting is fun, and if you end up with a shade you’re not keen on, just wait a few washes for it to disappear again. Chalks, sprays and wash in/wash outs are perfect for experimentation without too much dedication.

It unleashes your creative side

Perhaps you can be like one of those arty types in the year above who hang around the design department at school. Or become one of the yoga buffs who run meditation classes during lunch break.

You feel like your hair expresses the real you, the fun you, the open-minded you, the free-spirited you, the…oh let’s come back down to earth – the ’I can’t wait to get home and sit in front of the TV with a pizza, while seeing which Insta-filter makes my hair look the best’ you.

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Being an identical twin is pretty cool: not only do you have a ready-made BFF/roommate/ cheerleader/stylist on hand, but forget having to painstakingly mock up a fancy dress costume – you can just come as The Shining twins. (Yep, I happen to think they’re PRETTY cute)

I’m a twin (identical if you want to know the ins and out) and even now that we’re in our twenties, people still get us confused – probably because we both have long black hair down to our back. It’s not hard to see why twins have always been a source of fascination for everyone. From The Parent Trap’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to, er, Jedward – twins have always intrigued everyone.

We’re pretty used to the stares now (I gave up thinking I had something stuck in my teeth years ago) and the ‘are you twins?’ question STILL rears its head almost every day. We might have left school nine years ago but here’s what happens if you have a clone…

You have an existing USP

Forget being known as the girl with the red velvet choker/pixie fringe, you’re forever referred to as The Twins. Oh, and even when you’ve left school? You’re still known as that. Yep, really.

You’re always asked who’s the older twin

And when you tell them to guess they get it wrong. Every. Darn. Time. And as for who’s the evil twin? We both won’t admit to that (it’s definitely her though).

People WILL confuse you

Get used to chatting or waving to strangers who assume you’re the other twin – even our dad still does it. That’s okay as were used to answering both names anyway. Very handy for avoiding exes – ‘Oh wrong twin’ mwahaha.

Swapping classes is the highlight of the term

Getting out of double physics? A BREEZE. Bonus points if your teacher can’t even tell the difference. If only this applied in the adult world and I could binge watch Stranger Things all day while my twin goes to work for me instead. Boo.

Sleepovers are the BEST

Forget inviting friends over with popcorn, candy floss and 90s movies (hello Mean Girls, He’s Just Not That Into You and How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days). This is an every night affair when you’re a twin. Let’s face it, nights out can never compete.

People tell you apart by your physical differences

Sometimes they can even be downright harsh. FYI – being known as the twin with the round face while my sister was known as the one with the ‘long face’ isn’t a compliment. Sob.

Yep we do have *the feeling*

We get a vibe when something’s a bit off with the other. But sadly, we can’t read each other’s minds in exams or tests. If only *sigh*. And we DEFINITELY can’t feel each other’s physical pain so don’t try pinching me to see if she can feel it…

You have two wardrobes

Forget a personal shopper – sure we might have different tastes but my twin always has that perfect item languishing in her cupboard (even though she tries her best to hide it). Gold hoops? Mine please. Red lippie. Stashes in bag. But if she steals my favourite top? It’s World War Three…

Teasing the boys at school is super fun

Watching them stutter as your twin appears suddenly next to you has never been so fun. But if anyone tries to tease your twin? You’ll be there, fists at the ready.

You’re always given one birthday gift

You bunch of tight fists, we’re *two* different people ok?! Yep, we get it that we have the same birthday and buying two presents = a very empty purse. But can we at least have our own card?!

Say bye to your individual identity

Unsurprisingly, being a twin means it can be hard to carve out your own identity. Although we are similar in many ways, we do have our differences. At school, she hated History and I ended up taking it to uni. She loved basketball and I faked a limb-destroying illness every PE lesson. The lesson? We may look the same but that doesn’t mean we’re the exact same person.

Despite wanting to strangle my twin sometimes, you always know that no matter what you’ll always have someone to hang out with at lunch. Whether it’s going through a breakup or your BFF has ditched you to sit with another group, there’s always someone who’s got your back. Bonus points if they like double physics …

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It’s the perfect time for a seasonal switch up, and nope we’re not just talking about moving from an icy cold frappuccino to a steaming hot chocolate the next time you hit the town.

Today we’re talking beauty looks, because with that summer glow well and truly gone, now’s your chance to embrace warm golden tones, rich earthy shades and lazy, textured tresses. Sounds dreamy, eh?

If you’re in need of some inspo for a brand new look, we’ve got 12 gorgeous ideas to give your hair and makeup the perfect autumn do-over. Trust us, you’ll be feeling as pretty as a pumpkin.

1. Switch up your skincare

It’s a beauty guru golden rule that your foundation, concealer and makeup in general will never look as good as you want it to unless you’re prepping your skin properly with a proper routine.

Now that the winter is getting colder and harsher on that lovely face of yours, it’s time to exfoliate regularly and moisturise like it’s going out of fashion. Up your hydration game and you can say see ya later to those annoying, flakey moments.

Dewy tonight ✨

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2. Rose gold highlights

Next time you’re heading to the hairdresser for a new dye job, check out chocolate mauve and rose gold highlights, which walk the fine line between natural and something a little bit special.

Chocolate mauve combines rich browns with a touch of hazy lilac purple, while rose gold colours go blazing and coppery to remind you of crunchy fallen leaves and the fireside.

I felt sooo pretty with my hair up like this, I ought to do it more often. Do you like it❓✨ 💇🏼💆🏼👸🏼 Tried the @katvondbeauty ‘Crucifix’ lipstick & lipliner I got from @sephoraromania and they lasted ALL day, even though I ate. 👌🏼 • • • Also used @lancomeofficial Teint Idole 24H fdt (MY FAVORITE😻), @anastasiabeverlyhills @anastasiabeverlyhills_romania Brow Pomade in ‘Blonde and the same shade of Tinted Brow Gel + the Clear Brow Gel, powder Contour Kit ‘Havana’ @ardellbeauty lashes @maccosmetics white Khol pencil, Upward Lash mascara, ‘Peach Keen’ blush. • • • #edithmakeup #love #makeup #mua #makeupartist #makeuplover #natural #look #nomakeup #style #chocolate #lips #hair #blonde #blondehair #rosegoldhair #updo #hairstyles #lipstick #katvondbeauty #beauty #beautiful #color #potd #motd #mood #undiscovered_muas #fiercesociety

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3. Go for the glow

You might be tempted through autumn/winter to opt for a fuller coverage, more matte looking makeup look. On the other hand, you might just find that everything’s gone a bit dull and lacklustre in the winter weather. Sigh, when’s summer coming back?

You can still totally rock the glow, though. Buff a cream highlighter onto the highs of your cheekbones and a tiny bit on the apples of your cheeks, to swap the old Insta-ready metallic highlight for a more dewy, radiant sheen.

4. Orange toned lipstick

Orange is the one and only colour to focus on over autumn (duh) so it’s time to think pumpkins, candy corn and most importantly, orange lippy. It looks fierce on all skin tones, makes your teeth look super white and adds an unexpected pop of colour.

Channel your inner Lupita Nyong’o by toning down the rest of your look to focus on nothing but the a flawless orange lip.

5. Golden Eyes

First up, we’re gonna suggest taking a masterclass from the queen of all things autumn – Zoella, obvs. Check out her autumn tutorial for a gorgeously glimmering golden eye, paired with a dark vampy lip that you’ll be desperate to recreate asap.

And because it’s Zoe, it goes without saying that her burnt orange knitwear, fairy light tree and messy top knot are all absolute essentials, too.

6. Pumpkin spice makeup

Whether you’re gonna spend the next few months with a Starbucks glued to your hand, or you’d rather just stick to a plain old cup of tea tbh, we can all agree that a pumpkin spice latte has never looked so good.

Copper-toned burnt orange, cinnamon and woody brown hues all combine for the ultimate autumn eyeshadow look thanks to Soph, and things get even more delicious when there’s some copper glitter involved.

7. Warm toned, caramel balayage

Forever chasing that dream hair that you’ve seen all over Pinterest? The chances are that it probably involves warm-toned, caramel-inspired balayage – the perfect subtle shades blended from dark brown to dark blonde.

In the summer you’d probably call this look ‘sun-kissed’, but seeing as we’re heading into October and that just doesn’t fit anymore, we’re gonna go ahead and call this one ‘autumn-kissed’.

Bom dia! #inspire #beauty

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8. Freckles and flushed cheeks

When you head out into the cold winter mornings, your skin becomes instantly glowing and flushed with rosy cheeks. Seeing as that’s your most naturally perfect shade of blush, it only makes sense to recreate it with your makeup, too.

Ditch the full coverage foundation and embrace your skin’s natural appearance, to let a sprinkling of freckles and your own radiance shine through for a subtle and soft finish.

9. Darker than dark lips

Like sausages and mash or eggs and soldiers, autumn and dark lips are a recipe for stunning success. And if you’re gonna make a statement with your lipstick, then it’s definitely a case of the darker, the better.

Swipe on grey-mauves or plums for an effortlessly cool look – and always remember to blot between applications of colour to make sure that it doesn’t end up all over your teeth. Agh.

Swipe on our #Lipstick V402 for easy Fall glam🍁✨ Buy now at @annasuiboutique @beautylish @bglowing @asos @beautybaycom #AnnaSuiCosmetics

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10. Say no to neat and tidy

You’re probably gonna spend the next few months getting blown about, rained on and wondering why you ever bothered to straighten your hair, so how about we all just agree to embrace the windy weather and go for the messy look instead.

Autumn is the perfect time to whip your tresses up into a loose bun and let your hair do its thang. Think ‘I woke up like this’ vibes.

Monday blues 💙 #Monday #bandzee #hair #updo #inspo

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11. Textured braids

As we said, messy is definitely best right now, but no hairstyle works the effortless technique quite like a beautiful, tousled braid. Braids have always been in style, but the woven look definitely shines best in the autumn.

Experiment with shapes, sizes, patterns and half ponytails to find what suits you best.

Textured braids by @hairbymelissalynch / #kiinbymel

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12. Big brows

As anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s will constantly shout at you, always leave your brows well alone and let them flourish to their full, bushy potential if poss.

Big brows are going nowhere fast, but they can have even more volume and texture when autumn arrives. Just keep them vaguely groomed and tamed with a good brow gel, and you’re good to go.

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With Bonfire Night just around the corner, it’s time to invest it some cosy accessories to keep you snug.

These babies will jazz up your winter wardrobe and make sure you’re both cosy and chic when you’re OD’ing on hot chocolate smothered with cream.

From beautiful beanies to super soft scarves, we’ve got you covered girl. Here are some of our fave high street buys to get your hands on asap.

Hot fuzz

Not only are these mittens totally adorbs, they’re also super practical. The fluffy fabric will keep your hands toasty and the finger reveal style will mean you can Snapchat your Bonfire Night antics with ease. Plus, how gorge is this bright pink?

Asos Fluffy Mittens, £10

Baker babe

A statement hat will *always* make an ordinary outfit extraordinary FYI, and the baker boy style is A/W17’s hottest staple. Our fave celebs have been rocking these all winter long and now it’s your turn.

Miss Selfridge Baker Boy Hat, £14

Red riot

Incase you didn’t get the colour memo, everyone is totally obsessed with red this season – us included. This scarf is bang on trend, but also perfect for snuggling up in when you’re outside freezing your nipples off. We might have already added this one to our baskets…

ASOS Faux Fur Bright Red Scarf, £20

Salt n pepa

These super soft gloves are guaranteed to keep you cosy on even the coldest of nights. Bonfire babes: this gorgeous grey pair will go with everything! Winner, winner, marshmallow dinner.

Stitch & Pieces Knitted Cable Gloves in Salt & Pepper Grey, £12.00

Faux fur

Okay, so these aren’t technically ‘gloves’ but these are far too cute not to include. Faux fur is a key feature in every fashionistas wardrobe, so why not add furry gloves to your collection?

My Accessories Gloves with Faux Fur Detail in Black, £9

Preppy print

This tartan scarf is such a throwback to one of our all time fave chick flicks, Clueless. The bright yellow tartan will add a preppy pop to any outfit. Because who doesn’t want to channel their inner Cher from time-to-time? Talk about 90s chic.


River Island Fringe Hem Tartan Scarf, £16

Beaut beret

From striped t-shirts to berets, French style has always been super cool. Unleash your inner Parisian princess and purchase an ultra suave beret to see you through the season. This one has got the cutest embroidery. Love.


ASOS Graffiti Beret, £12

Go oversized

Oversized scarves are basically blankets that you can wear outside the comfort of your own home. This one’s big enough for your whole gang to huddle under like penguins as you watch the fireworks.


Pieces Jera Oversized Speckled Tassel Scarf, £18

Cable cutie

This burgundy beanie is lush. Not only is clashing red with pink all the rage RN, but the cable knit is the perfect fashion match for your tousled winter waves too.


River Island Cable Knit Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat, £14

Pom pom pow

The addition of fluffy pom poms on this scarf is so extra (and we’re all about throwing a bit of extra into our wardrobes). Plus, cream won’t clash with your fave knitted jumper. Just sayin’.

New Look Knit Scarf With Poms, £17.99

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Bonfire night can be a bit of a tricky one.

‘Do I go meet my friends in a dark, cold, boggy field and wait an hour for the fireworks to finally start? Or, do I stay at home, make a feast, invite the girls round and watch the sky light up from the comfort of my living room?’

If you choose to brave the outside world – well done! It’s always good to get out there. But if you’ve decided to keep it cosy and look after the dog with a few pals, here are some tasty toffee treats to make and devour.

(And if you’re not too confident in the kitchen, ask an older sibling or a parent to show you the ropes so that you do everything super safely!)

Toffee/chocolate apples

It’s a Bonfire Night classic that’s super simple to make and basically counts as one of your five a day. Change toffee for melted cooking chocolate topped with hundreds and thousands if you’re scared of it getting stuck in your braces!

Ingredients

– Bag of 6-8 apples (Granny Smiths work well)
– 400g golden caster sugar
– 1tsp vinegar
– 4 tbsp golden syrup

What to do

1. Put the apples in a large bowl or saucepan and pour hot water over them to remove the waxy coating.
2. Dry with a tea towel, pull off any stalks, push a lolly stick through each apple’s core and place them on a sheet of baking paper near your oven top.
3. Tip the sugar into a pan with 100ml water on a medium heat. Cook this for five minutes until the sugar dissolves, then stir in the syrup and vinegar.
4. Test to see if the toffee’s ready by pouring a little into a bowl of cold water – it should harden instantly. If it’s still squishy, continue to boil.
5. Dip and spin each apple in the hot toffee, let the excess drip, then place back onto the parchment – you’ll have to act fast here!
6. Leave to set, then enjoy.

Sticky toffee popcorn

It’s a thing of beauty when two great ingredients like this unite. This snack is perfect for munching while watching a film or looking out at the fireworks.

Homemade Toffee & butter popcorn 🍿 #popcorn #toffeepopcorn #cooking #homsweethome #relaxing #saturdaynight

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Ingredients
– Sachet of popping corn
– 50g salted butter
– 100g light soft brown sugar
– 2 tbsp golden syrup
– 1 tbsp sunflower oil

What to do

1. Heat the oil in a big pan, add the corn and mix into the oil.
2. Set to a low heat, cover with the lid and have fun listening to all the corn pop.
3. Melt the butter, golden syrup and sugar in another pan until the butter melts. Increase the heat and let it bubble for 1-2 minutes.
4. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and give it a really good stir.
5. Empty the coated popcorn onto a sheet of baking paper and let it set.

Bonfire toffee

Okay, this is the ultimate traditional bonfire night treat for all the sugar fiends out there. You’ll need a sugar thermometer to measure the temperature of the toffee – ask your parents if they have one!

Ingredients

– 75g black treacle
– 75g golden syrup
– 150g light soft brown sugar
– 75g butter
– ¼ tsp cream of tartar (look in the baking aisle at the supermarket)

What to do

1. Line a 15cm x 20cm baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
2. Put the treacle, golden syrup, brown sugar, butter and cream of tartar into a large saucepan on a medium heat. Stir occasionally until everything has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
3. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to boil. When the mixture reaches 140C (use the thermometer), pour very carefully into the lined tray.
4. Wait about 15 – 20 minutes until the toffee is cool enough to handle and feels slightly elastic to the touch. Then you can start cutting it into equal portions with a buttered knife.
5. Store in an airtight container and use baking paper to separate layers so that they don’t stick together!

Finish the night with a cream and marshmallow-topped hot chocolate for the perfect end to a cosy night in. That should be your sugar fix sorted until Christmas.

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Forget spring cleaning your room (that was so two seasons ago), we’re into autumn transformations RN.

If you fancy turning your space into a chilled out, super snug, warm and welcoming haven that you’ll never want to leave, here are 18 bits of beyond cute homeware that’ll get your bedroom looking cosy for autumn.

(Sure, you might not be able to bring in a roaring open fire, heaps of crunchy leaves or a full on pumpkin patch like you were planning but hey, it’s a start.)

1. Everyone knows that any good bedroom transformation starts with twinkling fairy lights. Lots and lots of fairy lights, anywhere and everywhere.


Fairy lights, Primark £2.50

2. The easiest way to totally transform the vibe of your room is to switch up the duvet set, and this midnight sky pattern is perfect for sleepy weekends.

Celestial Print Duvet Cover Set, Urban Outfitters £30.00

3. Fed up of finding all those Polaroids lying around at the bottom of your drawer? Have your favourite memories on display right beside your bed.

Amelia Polaroid Display Frame, Urban Outfitters £10.00

4. Eliminate the clutter and you’ll find that your space looks instantly more Pinteresty, so shove all your unidentified papers, bits and bobs inside a handy storage box.

Spot Print Foldable Box, Matalan £7.00

5. When you say the words ‘cosy’ and ‘autumn’ for homeware, the first thing that springs to mind is always gonna be blankets. No snuggle is complete without one.

Faux Fur Throw, Matalan £20.00

6. Ready to grab some popcorn and bury yourself in a duvet burrito for a Halloween movie sesh? You’re gonna need to light some candles first, obvs.

Wire Gold Tealight Holder, Wilko £5.00

7. Have you ever seen anyone cuter than this little guy? He’ll help you welcome in the autumn/winter season and maybe even stand guard against unwelcome intruders.

Squirrel Doorstop, Next £20.00

8. Hand drawn prints are such a great way to add some homemade, comforting touches to your bedroom. You could even dig out your pencils and create your own version if you’re feeling crafty.

Hello Autumn Print, Etsy £4.50

9. Velvet is THE number one material that Instagram and Pinterest are both completely obsessed with right now. Bonus points if it’s in a blush pink shade, too.

Velvet cushion cover, H&M £6.99

10. When the cold weather rolls around, you can never have too many blankets. Layer up your textures and tones for a bedroom that Zoella would be jealous of.

Moss-knit blanket, H&M £39.99

11. Little details make all the difference, so try hanging some statement accessories like this pastel glitter mobile for a warm touch.

Glitter spot mobile, Rocket St George £21.00

12. Told you we were obsessed with velvet. You can never have too many cushions on your bed, so stack ‘em in front of your pillows for a set-up that you’ll want to dive straight into.

Velvet tassel cushion, M&S £19.50

13. For fairy lights that have the ultimate glow up, ditch the usual draped look and spell out your favourite thing instead. Unicorns are always a good choice.

Pink Unicorn Neon Light, New Look £12.99

14. So you’re sorted on the blanket, the cushion, the duvet and the soft lighting front, but what’s still missing? A hot chocolate with all the trimmings, duh.

Zodiac mug, New Look £4.99

15. Head onto Pinterest for some bedroom inspo and you’ll see woven wall hangings in pretty much every photo. Why not teach yourself the skills and create something dreamy?

White Island wall hanging, Maisons Du Monde £35.99

16. Sometimes you just need to turn your bedroom into the Gryffindor common room, so keep all of your wands, potions and chocolate frogs stowed safely away inside this magical crate.

Hogwarts school wooden storage box, ChristmasEveBoxes £20.00

17. There’s really nothing worse than those cold winter mornings when you have to leave your true love (aka your bed) behind, but at least your toes will be happy if there’s a sheepskin rug for them to wriggle onto.

Sheepskin rug, IKEA £30.00

18. No one wants bare, empty walls at bedtime so the fringed hems and rich warm colours of this statement tapestry are about to take your bedroom from basic to oh so beautiful.

Feminist Medallion Tapestry, Urban Outfitters £24.50

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About five seconds of scrolling through Instagram will give you all the proof you need that it’s aaaall about the ear piercings right now. Multiple earrings are having a serious style moment and it’s no wonder – they all look awesome, effortless and there’s a whole lot of different types and combinations to choose from.

While you’re stuck with a tattoo forever, piercings are a great option if you wanna express yourself or try a new look without any permanent decisions. So if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and adding a teeny tiny ear piercing (or seven) to your life, here’s everything you need to know.

What do all the different styles and names actually mean?

Considering your ears are a fairly small part of your body, there are endless options for piercing ’em up – and right now there’s even the huge trend of constellation jewellery, which sees gals and guys rocking arty, starry sky-inspired clusters of multiple piercings all at once.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here; with some dreamy examples from Instagram to inspire and illustrate things clearly for you, let’s make sure you know exactly what you’re after with a quick rundown of all the different ear piercing names, their style, and exactly where they are. Handy, eh?

1. Ear Lobe Ear Lobe piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: Pinterest

2. Second Ear Lobe

Second Ear Lobe piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit:@kanpantha

3. Third Ear Lobe

 

Third Ear Lobe piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: Pinterest

4. Helix

Helix piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @manokruel

5. Double/Triple Helix 

 

Double / Triple Helix piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @tangledmossjewellery

6. Forward Helix 

Forward Helix piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @piercinginspiration

7. Double Forward Helix

Double Forward Helix piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @eyeoftheneedlepiercing

8. Triple Forward Helix 

Triple Forward Helix piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @maverickconnerbate

9. Industrial 

Industrial piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: Pinterest

10. Tragus 

Tragus piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @maria_tash

11. Anti Tragus 

Anti-Tragus piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: Pinterest

12. Daith 

Daith piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: Pinterest

13. Outer Conch  

Outer Conch piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @dassinhaq

14. Inner Conch

Inner Conch piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @thesammersaurus

15. Rook 

Rook piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @thesammersaurus

16. Snug 

Snug piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: Pinterest

17. Transverse Lobe   

Transverse Lobe piercing, from the article: Ear piercing Names: What are the Different Ear Piercings Called

Image credit: @holly.casey

So, is it gonna hurt? 

Let’s be honest, you’re voluntarily sticking your hand in the air to have a whacking great needle and/or gun pop a hole in your flesh, hooraaay. So yep, it probably is going to hurt – at least a little bit.

But everyone has different pain thresholds. A piercing that’s the most painful experience in the world for your BFF might be no biggie for you – and you’ve chosen to have it in the name of fashion, remember, so the knowledge of how great it’s going to look might carry you through. But at the very least, you can expect a little bit of discomfort during the actual piercing, and maybe even afterwards while it heals.

Which ones are the most and least painful? 

It’s a different experience for everybody, but the easiest way to figure out a pain rating is to think about exactly what you’re punching a hole into. Generally, the ear lobe is said to be least painful because it’s fleshy and soft, while something a bit edgier like a helix, forward helix, daith or conch is gonna hurt more because it’s pure, tough cartilage.

Generally speaking, you’re looking at a rough pain-o-meter that goes something like this from least to most ouch-worthy.

LEAST PAINFUL

Lobes
A good one to go for if it’s your first ever piercing. They’re super fleshy, so it’s just like a small pinch or sting.

Helix
This is full-on cartilage so needs some more pressure to pierce – but it’s still over in seconds.

Daith/Tragus
Through your inner cartilage, meaning it’s uncomfortable but not unbearable

Rook/Snug
You’ll feel a sharp pressure that lasts a few moments while the needle pushes through thick cartilage (but on the other hand, it’s tucked inside your ear so it’s less likely to catch on anything afterwards).

Conch
It pierces directly through the shell of your ear which is thicker cartilage, so very little flesh means more pressure and pain.

Industrial
It goes without saying that this one’s two parts of the ear (and they’re both cartilage), so that’s technically two piercings in one go. Ow.

And what about afterwards? 

Once you’re all done and dusted at the (professional and sterile) piercing parlour, it’s all on you to make sure that things don’t take a turn for the gross with your piercing. Healing completely depends on the type of piercing – ear lobes take around four to six weeks, while cartilage piercings can take up to a whole year. We know it’s tempting, but do NOT rush to change your jewellery until it’s properly healed.

Aftercare is also super important to make sure that you’re not left with any infections and that your new piercing heals to Pinterest levels of perfection.

Ask your piercer for specific instructions, but it’s generally agreed that you should be using a clean cotton bud and a sterile saline or antibacterial solution to gently remove any dried blood or discharge. Try not to twist the piercing as this could irritate it. If things get swollen, extra bloody or painful despite all of this, get it checked out.

So here ends your introductory lesson on ear piercing. In conclusion: read reviews online, don’t be afraid to ask literally ANY questions you have before and after the big moment, and be strict with yourself when it comes to sticking to the aftercare.

Happy piercing, pal.

@LucyJaneWood

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Okay, we *might* have gone a bit OTT with Halloween but it’s one of our fave times of year. Can you tell? Not only have we pulled together loooads of outfit inspo and deadly makeup for you to copy, but we’ve even made you a spooky movie playlist for the big day.

And what does every squad need when they’re swishing around their makeup brushes and fashioning the perfect Stranger Things costume in preparation for the scariest cinema sesh ever!? Snacks, that’s what.

Ingredients (makes 12)

• 1 batch ready-baked cupcakes (we’re not Nigella, guys)
• apricot jam
• 12 large marshmallows
• icing sugar for dusting
• 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz) white sugar paste
• soft-peak white royal icing in a piping bag
• a black sugar paste for decorating
• 1 cm round cutters
• black edible pen
• pink edible dusting powder

Recipe

1. Remove the paper cases from the cupcakes. Warm the apricot jam, and brush it over the top and sides of each cupcake. Stick a large marshmallow on top – if they are really big, you can cut these in half.

2. Pop in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds until the marshmallow begins to go squishy and melt onto the cake. Brush a little more jam over the sponge and marshmallow.

3. Dust your work surface with icing sugar. Roll out the white sugar paste and cut out squares large enough to cover the top and sides of each cupcake, making sure you have some excess icing.

4. Place a square of white sugar paste on top of each cupcake and smooth it down with your hands.

5. Cut around the base of the cake, making a little tail to one side. Set aside any off-cuts for making the hands.

6. Press the icing gently onto the cake to mould the cute ghostly body. Leave the little tail flowing to one side. To make the ghost hands, use the off-cuts and roll into 24 little balls of icing. Mould these into cones, then flatten slightly and stick 2 to either side of each ghost with white royal icing.

7. Finish by rolling out the black sugar paste to 5 mm (1⁄4 in). Cut out circles for the eyes and stick these to the ghosts with a little royal icing. Pipe white dots onto the eyes to add sparkle. Add a cute smile using black edible pen, and dust over some pink powder to make cheeks.

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Can someone please stop the clock. Like, how is it nearly November? This is a pretty weird time of year weather wise and in the last few weeks the sky’s been pretty spooky. It’s not warm enough to just brave it with a t-shirt and not cold enough to dig out your fave winter (faux) fur. Oh and what’s that, yep, it’s raining. Great.

As much as we hate it, there is one good thing that comes from the drizzle – a perfect excuse to invest in a new raincoat. It would seem that every cloud really does have a silver lining. LOL.

This light-weight wardrobe staple is the perfect way to carry off festival chic day-to-day. Teamed with wellies for those extreme stormy days or chucked over a jeans and a t-shirt when faced with a lighter shower, you’ll be sure to stay dry with one of these lifesavers.

Lilac love

This raincoat *totally* caught our eye. Still clinging on to the summery pastels, this trench will brighten any grey day. The bright colour makes it the perfect coat for all year round, so why not splash the cash now and let this gorgeous coat keep you stylish through winter and the summer festival season?

ASOS Vinyl Maxi Rain Trench Coat £60.00

Super chic space-suit

This crazy cool number is giving us some galactic vibes. Who wants to blend in anyway? Silver is a massive trend this winter and what better way to show off your fashionista knowledge than to rock one of these come rain or shine. We can’t get enough!

CURVE Rain Mac in Metallic Silver £31.50

Camo crush

We love love love Khaki. It goes with absolutely everything and this raincoat is super cool. If you don’t feel daring enough to dabble in the metallics but still want to try something a bit different, why not mix some utility vibes into your wardrobe?

Waxed Rain Jacket £55.00

Pretty in pink

So maybe your style is a little more girlie? With added adorbs frills, this super cute this coat is the perfect way to take the winter raincoat trend and make it your own. We’re deffo adding this one to our basket.

Rainmac with Frill Sleeve £45

Cosy classic

Not only will this raincoat keep you dry, it will also keep you super warm. We’re obsessed with the gorgeous fluffy lining and super sleek black exterior. Imagine facing the elements in your dressing gown, but it’s waterproof. Genius, we know.

Maxi Raincoat with Borg Lining £60

Super stripes

Stripes are timeless and this raincoat is no different – you could pair this with anything, it’s completely versatile. The nautical vibes are totally fitting for those weekend walks along a blustery British beach, so embrace your inner sailor and stand out on even the greyest of days.

Vero Moda Stripe Raincoat £45

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Sponsored by Badger Balm

There are some things that are totally underrated in life: blankets, non-awkward silences, bagels, waking up in a fabulous mood for no specific reason. Y’know, that really good stuff that we sometimes forget about.

In the beauty world, lip balm is up there with the bagels, but also those essential but overlooked products that give us pure joy! Which is why we’ve included one in October’s bettybox, you lucky things you.

The hydrating sticks of moisture (that taste increds btw) hold a pretty important place in our makeup bags. Here’s why…

1. It’s makeup magic

You can smash the no makeup makeup trend with minimal effort. Soft, glossy lips in all of two seconds. Done.

2. It’s super handy

It fits in your school blazer, your shirt pocket, heck even your pencil case and it is actually practical because unlike your fave pink lippy, it won’t melt like an ice pop from your body heat.

3. It’s smooch proof

If you’re getting UCAP (up close and personal, fyi) with your crush from the year above, you won’t be caught making a sticky mess all over their face. Oh lip gloss, how you betray us.

4. It doesn’t care about wind

Unlike your glossiest lip shade, your lip balm isn’t freaking out about the hair-down-strong-wind combo. So, wear your locks long and proud this autumn without having to worry about accidently flossing your teeth with a strand of flyaway hair *shudder*.

5. It’s good for your lips

Lip balm acts like a little protective layer on your lips, deeply moisturising them and keeping them hydrated. If, like the Badger Balm in October’s bettybox, it doesn’t contain any artificial flavours, it won’t irritate your sensitive smackeroos either.

6. It’s undetectable

You won’t get detention for rocking lip balm in the school corridors – it’s practically medicinal, right? Mwahahahah.

7. It’s Katy Perry approved

Katy Perry dedicates pretty much a whole chorus to the sweet stuff in I Kissed A Girl, and we would like to kiss her, so for that reason lip balm life. #KatyCatForever.

Badger Lip Balm is available in October’s bettybox and on the Badger Balm website.

Carving a pumpkin is all fun and games until the lid comes off, then there’s that annoying pumpkin pulp that no amount of elbow grease can budge. MEH. Frankly, we’ve lost interest by that point and those Pinterest-worthy pumpkins have become an unreachable dream (or nightmare, it is Halloween guys).

Well girls, we have a treat for you: six cool ways you can fashion a pumpkin without a knife or scooping spoon in sight. These decorating tricks will earn you the envy of Jack Skellington himself.

Play dress up

Kinda like a Halloween outfit for your pumpkin (instead of your pug). Get gluing and sticking with spare bits of offcut material, or old clothes. Get permission from the ‘rents first though; they won’t take too kindly to a £150 pair of jeans becoming a pumpkin’s balaclava. It would look good though.

Get sticky

Head to your nearest arts and crafts shop, or down to Tiger (check out their Insta – we’re crushing on everything there) and get some funky tape. Then, just wrap it around your pumpkin. Simples. Cool, creative and takes all of about five seconds #winning.

#pumpkindecorating #hallowen #pumpkindecor #falldecor

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Paint pot

This one’s takes a little more time, but is still a lottttt less fiddly than carving the thing. Paint your pumpkin to get a nice smooth base and, once dry, draw on your jazzy design!

Glitter and studs galore

Remember your fave festival makeup of the summer? Well it’s time to get all MUA on your pumpkin – crack out the glue gun and add a sprinkle of attitude with a spray of studs and glitter. You can plot out your design first, or just totally go for it.

Go floral

Grab a bunch of flowers while you’re helping your mum on the weekly shop and arrange them prettily on top of your pumpkin. Preeeeetty!

Unicorn dreams

Slather your pumpkin in pastel pink paint, draw on little eyes and eyelashes, fashion a fuschia wig out of wool and make a glitter horn for the stump to make your very own pet unicorn! We’ll call him Pumpcorn.

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