More so than any of her siblings, Kylie Jenner has literally grown up on our screens, finding her fashion feet with every passing season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Remember when she was just a tiny 10 year old? A teenage tomboy? And now she’s a completely boss businesswoman with an off-duty wardrobe just as enviable as any of her red carpet looks.

With that in mind, and with KUWTK turning 10 today (Happy Birthday guys!), let’s take a look back at Kylie’s style evolution…

Pre-teen twinning Kylie

Who hasn’t matched or at least co-ordinated outfits with their sister at some point in their life? Attending Kiis-FM’s Wango Tango, Kylie was still pretty girlie here, as she and Kendall rocked pink and black and white all over. Note the UGG boots, which no self-respecting girl was seen without circa 2008.

Teen queen Kylie

Finding her own style in 2009, Kylie wore this cute floral prom dress and caged heels to Selena Gomez’s album launch party, and looked like all of us at our first big school dance.

Gothic glam Kylie

Can you believe Ky was only 14 when this picture was taken at the premiere of Beastly? It wasn’t long after this that she started changing up her hair colour and becoming the fashion rebel we all love.

Coachella Kylie

Kylie honed her festival style early, rocking this flower crown and lace two-piece to Coachella in 2014, while still keeping the Goth vibe alive.

Colourful Kylie

Ky’s turquoise ends at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards were the inspiration for many a hair experimentation in our own lives, while her white bodycon dress and laser-cut heels were a hint at the more grown-up side of her wardrobe, which was very much on the way at this point.

Bombshell Kylie

By the American Music Awards later that year, Kylie’s transition into full-blown bombshell was pretty much complete, her dark red silk gown reminiscent of an old Hollywood starlet. The turquoise hair remained, letting us know her more untraditional, rebellious streak was still intact. This is one Kardashian gal who definitely does not follow the mould.

Princess Kylie

We were completely obsessed with this romantic, princess-y look Kylizzle wore to a Golden Globes party in 2016. Serious Cinderella vibes or what?

Mogul Kylie

In her white Balmain trouser suit at Marie Claire’s 2016 Fresh Faces party, Kylie looked every inch the Lip Kit mogul she is, and we loved her for it. What a boss!

Muse Kylie

Attending the 2017 Met Gala with Donatella Versace, Kylie showed off her high-fashion side in this incredible creation, which the designer made specially for her. We adored the platinum bob, too.

What will Kylie wear – and do with her hair – next? We’ll have to stay tuned to KUWTK, and her Insta feed, to find out.

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So, you’re not one of those girls who spends hours in a YouTube hole watching beauty tutorials in a bid to perfect your eyeshadow blending game? If you are, you are a makeup wizard and we salute you but if you’re not, well, that’s okay too. Tbf, with the amount of homework, after-school clubs and chores the ‘rents keep piling on, we’re impressed anyone has time to blend their eyeshadow at all.

But if you’re more of a wash ‘n’ go kinda girl, we’ve found a bunch of alternatives that are way less effort. Get the below treatments into your routine and save your free time for series 2 of Riverdale (which OMG starts in a matter of weeks)…

Body scrubs

You’re already in the shower, so why not swap your normal shower gel for an exfoliating body wash twice a week? Exfoliation will remove any dry or dead skin, and it encourages better blood circulation, which means brighter skin. Beauty bonus point: you won’t even have to bother with all that fake tanning prep before you get your glow on!

Hair conditioning

Like body scrubs, you’re already in the shower and conditioning your hair, so just don’t wash it out for a bit. Pop it up in a clip, dry the rest of your bod, moisturise, paint your toenails… The longer you leave the conditioner to seep into your hair, the better, then pop your head over the bath tub and wash out as normal. You’ll be left with luscious, shiny hair, without the special product price tag, or even having to do anything on top of your normal routine.

Nose strips

You know when your dad says just “rip it off like a plaster?” That’s literally all you’ve gotta do with a nose strip. It’s way less painful too. Pop it on, leave it on your nose for about 10 minutes, then peel it off. See, it’s super easy! Give the T Zone nose strip in September’s bettybox a whirl and marvel in allllll the blackheads that you didn’t even know you had.

Lip balm

So quick and easy, but a really beneficial beauty treatment we should all do. Moisturise your smackeroos with a slick of lip balm. You’ll avoid flakey, cracked or painful lips AND nail the no-makeup makeup look in one.

Nail hardener

This product is a quick fix for when you really cba to sit and paint your nails delicately, or you don’t enjoy being in the nail salon for an absolute age. Yawn. Nail hardeners dry quickly and they’re super shiny, so your natural nails will look on point without any faff. What’s more, you won’t get in trouble for having nail polish on at school #beatthesystem.

Illustration: Katie Edmunds

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Monday: preppy. Tuesday: sporty. Wednesday: girly. Thursday: goth. Friday: vintage. You’d think going to a non-uniform meant school meant I would have found my personal style quicker than my uniform-clad peers stuck in stuffy blazers and knee-high socks, but instead, I spent years flitting from goth to skater girl to emo to preppy without ever finding a style tribe.

It’s not hard to see why I was envied by my mates outside of school as they traipsed to the classroom in their identikit uniform of red blazers and black skirts – I could be a new Layla every day (pocket money permitting, of course). There was the vintage phase where I was knee-deep in market stalls, digging around for second-hand denim hotpants and shearling jackets. Then there was the (momentarily brief) emo phase where Avril Lavigne was played on loop on my iPod Nano and wearing black eyeliner, hoodies with ACDC splattered on the front and big chunky boots from Camden market (which ripped apart at the soles after it rained *sob*) was all the rage. At the other end of the spectrum: the girly phase where, inspired by my then-best friend, pink ballgown dresses and sequins ruled our wardrobe. At one point, I felt pressured to fit in so wore the same starry H&M and GAP-logo hoodies that everybody else did but that got boring quickly.

Some fashion moments were utter FAILS – from considering buying a briefcase (no, my inspiration wasn’t Will from the Inbetweeners) to sweating at school in Yeti boots in high summer *big mistake*. But others were triumphs – from being one of the first people to brave yellow jeans and wet-look leggings.

And although it may seem odd that I never could fit into a style tribe, in hindsight, flirting without commitment to a personal style led me to all sorts of wonderful experiences.  Dressing feminine one day to brandishing a lacrosse stick the next came with its benefits: I was easily able to move across friendship groups, from the sporty girls to the ultra-girly girls, and with that, came a wider friendship circle.

And while we didn’t end up being bffs for life, flirting with different versions of myself meant each and every weekend was different – some Saturdays were spent in Camden market, others were spent loitering around the Topshop changing rooms trying on things we couldn’t afford and others were spent in Thorpe Park. Birthday party and sleepover invites  were aplenty and this ability to cut across friendship circles purely from the way I dressed even led me to choose a career as a writer as I loved getting into different people’s worlds.

Of course, there were times I felt at odds about not quite fitting into any group. Case in point: I recall being upset in Maths class when we were describing each other’s style and everyone struggled to place mine. But while it can seem worrying or frustrating not having a fixed identity particularly when Instagram and social media personalities can add to the pressure of being known for *something*, figuring out your personal style and identity isn’t a race. I have friends who are still yet to find their personal style and others whose style hasn’t changed since they were 14. It’s an ongoing process – style always changes and you don’t need to feel forced to stick to one.

So it doesn’t matter if your outfit resembles a five year old who hasn’t got to grips with the dressing up box, nor does it matter if it doesn’t clock enough likes on the ‘gram. All that matters is that you’re enjoying exploring and carving out your own identity.

Now that I’m an adult *gulp* and my professional wardrobe means following a strict dress code, I think back fondly on the mornings when I wasn’t restricted with what I could wear. While my own style has evolved into ‘60s skirts and fitted bodysuits and it can be rewarding to finally know which style tribe I belong to, that doesn’t mean I’m restricted to it. Floral embroidered tops, scallop playsuits and Bardot shoulder dresses all have a place in my wardrobe (and heart).

So, whether you have a uniform, don’t spend time worrying about fitting in or following the latest trends – grab your Doc Martens (or your sparkly heels) and have fun with it.

Meanwhile, I’m going on the hunt for a grown-up version of the pink ball gown dress…

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No-one’s thrilled at the prospect of spending an evening doing homework, but if you’re doing yours in front of the TV (distracting) or lying on your bed (uncomfortable) you might be making it harder for yourself. A good workspace helps you focus and be more productive, so you can get through your to-do list and get on with the things you’d rather be doing. So get inspired with our top tips for creating the perfect (and of course, the most Instagram-worthy!) work areas.

Location, location, location

A lot of peeps have their workspaces in their bedrooms, but there’s no law that says you have to. Maybe your room is too small or you share it with a sibling, so doing your homework there isn’t practical. Or maybe you just fancy a change of scenery? Have a scout around the house and suss out any areas that could be put to good use. Maybe there’s a spare room you could use, or a cosy nook under the stairs? Anywhere is fine as long as you’ll be comfortable there (and you’ve got permission, obvs).

Hit the lights

Lots of natural light is ideal, but chances are you’ll be using your workspace after the sun’s gone down, so make sure you’ve got a good desk lamp that focuses light where you need it. An atmospheric decorative lamp might look pretty, but you won’t be able to see clearly – and no-one wants a headache on top of homework.

Keep it quiet

If possible, choose a spot where you’re not likely to be disturbed, in the quietest part of the room. This means thinking about what’s going on around the rest of the house. If someone likes long evening showers, you probably don’t want your desk against the adjoining bathroom wall, for example. If you work better with music, you could invest in a small speaker to go on your desk – you’ll be able to hear your tunes without disturbing the rest of house or having to wear earphones. If you like things quiet and get distracted by noise, consider a small desk fan to help blot out external sounds, or download a white noise app to play in the background while you work.

Get comfy

Getting comfy to do homework is tricky – you obviously want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to be so comfy that you end up nodding off (easily done, right?) Posture is important, too – hunching over a book all evening can cause sore muscles and headaches, so make sure your chair has a supportive back and is the right height for you to work comfortably at your desk. You can use cushions or pillows to help adjust your position if you need to.

Colour for calm

Now comes the fun part – decorating! You don’t have to splash out on a tin of paint to give your workspace a pop of colour (if you’d even be allowed to paint it in the first place). Instead, choose colourful accessories such as pen holders, box files, picture frames, mouse mats and posters to inject some life into the area and set it apart from the rest of the room. Spoilt for choice? Try soft blues, which are said to calm the mind and improve concentration.

Stylish stationery

Homework is loads more enjoyable when you’ve got stationery you actually want to use. So take some inspo from the bullet journaling trend and get a variety of nice pens and other bits and pieces that not only work well but look gorgeous on your desk.

Storage solutions

A clear desk is a lot more appealing than one covered in textbooks and worksheets, so get some clutter-killing storage on the go. Magazine files are great for keeping books and papers organised and within easy reach without taking up much space, while colourful storage boxes are useful for keeping notes and completed exercise books safe and tidy until you need them later – plus they can be tucked under your desk out of the way, or even used as a footrest.

Work the walls

If space is at a premium, maximise your workspace by making the most of the walls. A yearly planner is cheap and can be put up with sticky tack (and is a great way to keep an eye on upcoming holidays). Ask someone to help you put up some shelves, or install a hook for a pin board. A chalk board is also a great way to see at a glance what’s next on your to-do list – and it’s super satisfying wiping it away afterwards!

A plant is a plus

There are lots of benefits to keeping a plant on your desk – not just because they look good. Loads of studies have shown that keeping a plant nearby increases happiness and productivity, and they’re good for your health too, as they help to keep the air clean. Just remember to water it now and again. Or get a fake one – we won’t tell!

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Sure, your friends love fashion… but you live and breathe it. You’d smile if you met Harry Styles, but you’d scream with joy if you saw an Anya Hindmarch Tony the Tiger handbag in the flesh. You’ve stubbed your toes by dropping hefty fashion magazines on your foot. More than once. You’ve read more biographies of Coco Chanel than some of your classmates have read books, full stop. You are a true fashion warrior. Here’s what life is like for the style obsessed.

1. You’re so obsessed with finding perfect vintage pieces that the staff at your local charity shop greet you by name and put stuff aside for you. You’ve left them your mobile number so they can alert you the second a perfect 70s maxi comes in.

2. Sometimes you try to persuade your friends to stash your textbooks in their lockers because there’s no room for anything in there apart from your back issues of Vogue. Which you need. For… emergencies.

3. More than once, you’ve looked at the curtains in your lounge and wondered how cross your Mum would get if you cut them up to make the perfect brocade mini.

4. You get one present from your entire family for your Christmas and birthday, because you’ve asked all of your relatives for cash towards the Bella Freud jumper / vintage Céline bag / Saint Laurent bootees you saw on eBay. (And you always have one very sweet auntie who insists you need ‘something to unwrap’ and gets you a Bayliss and Harding gift set anyway.)

5. In your view, non-uniform days require as much dedication, commitment and forward planning as a GCSE exam. More than once, you have considered taking a change of outfits and debuting a brand new look at lunchtime.

6. Somewhere in the back of your wardrobe, there’s at least one piece of clothing that you’ve tried to make yourself after falling in love with the catwalk version. One day you’ll own that Kenzo jacket, but you’re not sure you’re ready to wear your own version yet. Who knew tigers were *so* hard to draw?

7. When you ask your mates what they’re wearing to a party and they shrug and say “Dunno, jeans maybe?” you don’t know whether to laugh, cry or ask them if they need a lie down.

8. Your favourite word is ‘haberdashery’, ever since you found out it means a shop that sells buttons, ribbons, feathers, sequins, fabric and everything else your allowance goes on besides actual clothes. You have a sneaky feeling that your haberdashery splurges are what made it possible for your local shop to take on an extra person to work on Saturdays.

9. Even though your favourite movies are fashion favourites (maybe you love The September Issue, The First Monday In May or Funny Face) your friends can always persuade you to go to the cinema with a style reference. Even if it’s totally made up. “I hear that the scene with the spaceship inspired Alessandro Michele to do a futuristic collection for Gucci!” Ok, sure.

10. Occasionally, you drift off and daydream about winning your first Oscar for costume design, or styling your first shoot, or announcing that your fashion brand is about to launch a perfume. You’re not sure exactly what you want to do, but you’ve thought long and hard about being interviewed and revealing what your style influences are.

11. In an emergency, you reckon you could pull together a week’s worth of cutting edge outfits with a pack of bin bags, a roll of tinfoil and some string.

12. At least one person in your family has been given a makeover by you. They said they liked the customised t-shirt, but they freaked out about the hair chalk.

13. Your signature style is preppy-meets-punk. Meets eighteenth century debutante. Meets gamine Left Bank intellectual, meets nineties Riot Grrrl, meets Phoebe in Friends, meets… urghhhh, this is too hard. Perhaps it’s truly stylish not to have a signature.

14. You have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Anna Del Russo, the eclectically-dressed editor of Vogue Japan. You think she’s the most stylish woman in the universe.

15. Every time you visit your grandparents, you go straight for the stash of old photos. You say it’s because you’re interested in family history, but you’re hoping to spot some amazing retro outfit that might still be stashed away in the attic…

16. Secretly, you don’t think there’s anything that bad about wearing sunglasses indoors. In fact, you plan to design your own range of shades, specifically for indoor wear.

17. Thanks to your accessorising skills, attitude and sheer style confidence, you can make a onesie look cool.

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The new school year has started! And if you haven’t got a brand new set of pencils, pens, rubbers, protractors and a new pencil case then OMG what have you been doing with the last week of your summer?

Don’t worry (although we are judging you and your stationery shopping skills), because we’ve found 11 crazy-cute pencil cases for you to snap up. Plus, they’re all under £5…

Banana

Thought the banana theme had peaked at the banana inflatable? Think again. This fluffy, fruity little number will brighten up even the longest of lessons with its capacity for laughter, innuendo and pens.

Be Happy

Sure, it’s a tad trite — but god knows, when you’re nose deep in the disintegration of the Weimar Republic, you need all the help you can get in reminding yourself that this hour will end, just as the Weimar Republic ended, and almost certainly not as badly.

Unicorn

Truth

Mi-pac pink glitter

I use this for make up, and I have to say this candy-sweet, shiny number fits the bill far better than old-lady leather cases. It’s wipe clean, easily detectable amidst the murky depths of my school bag, and fits a lot more inside it than you would ever think it could.

Orange juice carton

Despite the most convincing of appearances, this is for stationary only: pens, pencils, a 15cm ruler, rubbers — maybe even a protractor if you’re feeling saucy. It’s certainly big enough, though not hugely accessible, being y’know, a square fruit juice carton*

*does not contain oranges. If you’ve juice coming out of this, you’re doing this all wrong.

Banana milkshake carton

I see your juice carton pencil case, and I raise you… a banana-scented milkshake carton pencil case! Yes, really. It’s the same size as the juice one, and it comes with added smells.

Lobster

They are the seafood of the season — and with good reason, because these guys are delicious, nutritious, AND they hold both pencils and pens. What skills.

Cath Kidston trailing rose

Let’s face it: we do so much on our laptops/ipads/phones these day, we barely need pens or pencils and suchlike. Go slimline with a ‘skinny’ pencil case, and buy an Oreo Cornetto with the extra £3.

Lego

Sure, you can get this in Ryman’s — but on Amazon there is a deal whereby you can get a lego pencil case and novelty Lego erasers so…

Clear and personalised

Not the most exciting on this list, granted. But as the number and frequency of exams in your life increase, your patience with transferring all your pens out of a banana into a clear plastic sack will drop rapidly — and this clear pencil case will have your name on it. Literally.

Field roll

A pencil case for the parents this: practical (the leather tie allows the case to adjust in size), and made of the durable, won’t-stain-easily khaki canvas. Yet there’s a free-spirited camper feel to it that will appeal to you too, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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We all know social media has its good and bad points.

While it might be fun to follow your favourite supermodel or celebrity on Instagram, we need to remember to not let what we see negatively influence us. Not everyone has access to personal trainers, a glam squad or – let’s face it – a ridiculous gene pool, in the same way that not everyone has access to a private jet.

So when you’re a regular person (oh hi), a little self-preservation is key.

And with body confidence issues affecting girls as young as five – yep, FIVE – body image should be front and centre of that.

This is where our favourite body positive Instagram illustrators come in. They’ve put pen(cil) to paper to create some beautiful, diverse and inclusive artworks to remind you to love the skin you’re in.

If you’re gonna scroll, scroll smart.

@Pink_Bits

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Illustrations of “the bits we’re told to hide”. Whether the taboo is tampon string, body hair or amputation, no taboo is left untackled. Oh and we really love the way she syncs the background of each illustration with cute pastel shades.

@Frances_Cannon

I can't hear you or your unkind words. My head is full of fluff.

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A window into the mind of the self-love guru – she is the founder of #SelfLoveClub after all – via beautifully-relatable line drawings, frankness around mental health and tattoo inspo just don’t tell your parents).

@justgirlproject

Oldie but a goodie. (@jessyscarpone) #justgirlproject * Want to purchase this print? Our online store is on its way! ❤️

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Inspirational quotes about body confidence alongside gorgeous illustrations of women of all shapes, sizes and skin colours.

@joannathangiah

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Brightly coloured, psychedelic, doll-like figures with oh-so sweary captions. We can’t get enough.

@TylerFeder

Precious Blooms now in the shop!! FYI the 5×7 is landscape and the 8.5×11 is portrait. Shop link in bio! 💐

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A mix of food pics, the odd cat and beautiful illustrations. Think florals, body inclusivity, serene expressions.

@Moosekleenex

Cute pattern. #illustration

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Soft curves, mesmerizing videos of her work in action and illustrations of men too (so don’t be surprised by the odd penis).

@Marcelailustra

This illustration is dedicated to all of you who have Keratosis Pilaris. For those who do not know: this is a condition that develops when the skin produces too much of a protein called keratin, which can block the hair follicles and cause the appearance of bumps. Red and white lumps usually appear on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Although very common, this condition often causes insecurity in many people – I myself have some mild keratosis on my butt and it bothers me. Today I know that this condition is just a detail among all the characteristics that make me who I am and the same applies to all of you. Love your whole body, including the red lumps of your skin – they exist because you are human and you are alive./ 🇧🇷 Essa ilustração é dedicada a todos vocês que tem Queratose Pilar. Para quem não sabe: essa é uma condição que se desenvolve quando a pele produz muito de uma proteína chamada queratina, o que pode bloquear os folículos capilares e provocar o aparecimento de inchaços. Os caroços vermelhos e brancos geralmente aparecem nos braços, nas coxas, nas bochechas e nas nádegas. Apesar de ser muito comum, essa condição costuma causar insegurança em muitas pessoas – eu mesma tenho um pouco de queratose leve no bumbum e me incomodava com isso. Hoje eu sei que essa condição é só um detalhe entre todas as características que me fazem ser quem sou e o mesmo se aplica para todas vocês. Ame seu corpo por inteiro, incluindo as bolinhas vermelhas da sua pele – elas existem porque você é humana e está viva💛🌼🌷🌺 #keratosispilaris #selfesteem #bodypositivity #bodypositive #bopowarrior #bopo #loveyourbody #loveyourself #selfesteem #selflove #queratosepilar #diversity

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Watercolour drawings offering acceptance of everything from body hair and stretch marks to medical skin conditions. Her message is clear: stop shaming women from showing their bodies.

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No one appreciates the importance of social media more than our latest #girlcrush and badass entrepreneur Kayla Robinson.

Her self-made t-shirt brand Green Box Shop went crazy on Instagram after singer-songwriter Frank Ocean rocked one of her statement tees at Panorama Festival in New York this summer.

Now? She’s got a host of celeb fan-girls-and-guys, plus a swish fashion biz – and she’s only 18. Here’s why we’re currently obsessing over this mega-babe…

Who’s that girl?

Kayla’s always had a go-getter spirit. She started her business in May last year out of her mum’s flat to bankroll her dream of becoming a professional yoga teacher, and used GoFundMe to help grow her funds. She now uses her social media accounts (@kaylaa.robinson and @greenboxshop_) to promote her statement designs, as well as empower millennials to use their freedom of speech. She told Teen Vogue: “It basically came from a passion for speaking my mind and tie-dye.” You go girl!

flash holiday sale @greenboxshop_ 20% off. Check it out & happy holidays ❄️

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Why we love her…

She’s woke af. (FYI: Woke, noun: Being aware. Particularly of the social, political and environmental issues that surround you.)

today I wore jeans for the first time since my birth

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Knowledge is deffo power and priding herself on being “#wokeaf” Kayla and her designs represent what’s going on in the world. She keeps up to date with current events and uses her Instagram to chat with fans about social and political issues, explaining to Vibe that her business is a “safe space for progressive discussions”. Head over to get totally clued up.

Kayla’s all about helping others and giving back, too. She and her team regularly volunteer in her hometown of Broward County, Florida to support the community. Whether it’s as part of a flood prevention scheme or food drive, this gal isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She also picks one to two t-shirt designs in each collection to sponsor a non-profit organisation. ATM 50% of the proceeds for her “Climate Change is Real” shirt are donated to the Honeybee Conservancy. Like, how sweet is that?!

pink sunset vibes ~ I'll be only using @greenboxshop_ from now on ily ✌🏾

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Eco-warrior

Along with promoting body confidence, this teen is also pretty eco-conscious. Her passion for social justice is just the tip of the iceberg as she’s already dreaming of bigger things. “My ultimate goal is to get involved in urban farming to make healthy and homegrown food more accessible in the many food deserts in our country,” she tells Teen Vogue. Her love for mother nature can also be found on her crazy cool team of creatives including a rescue dog called April who’s their  “best employee”. LOL.

life hack: learn how to thrive off of positive energy

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Yoga Lover

Kayla is a pretty smart cookie and if owning a business aged 18 wasn’t enough to make you wanna be besties with this girl, she’s also a yoga guru. Check out her social accounts and you’ll be sure to turn green with envy at her skills.

a gr8 warm up

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Who else is backing this babe?

It’s not just the betty squad who are hooked, hip-hop king Frank Ocean is also showing his love. After appearing in the brands iconic “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you can just be quiet?” over 3,500 orders were placed for this amazing tee. Ever humble Kayla told MTV she couldn’t believe one of her icons would be wearing her designs and is excited that this new found exposure will mean she can give back even more.

HELLLLOOOOOO THATS FRANK OCEEAAANNNNN

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And the celeb attention didn’t stop there with Zendaya *adding all to cart*.

@zendaya IM FUCKING SCREAMING DO U SEE THIS HELLO AUWHWIW SKAWVW She WEFWBWNWJ ISNWHKWUWB SEIWGEKOWUWHE JAIWN

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Talk about #midweekmotivation, eh? We’ve been totally inspired. Remember, “self-doubt is your worst enemy”. It’s time to follow your fashionista dreams.

The fairtrade t-shirts are available at greenboxshop.us and can be shipped worldwide. Who’s in?

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Head over to YouTube and we bet there’s vid after vid of talented beauty gurus applying some seriously amazing, enviable looks. Whether it’s a dramatic eye look, glowing natural skin or doughnut-glaze highlighted cheekbones, falling in love with make up has never been so easy.

But if you fancy getting creative with contouring and mastering mascara, dipping your toes into the world of make up for the first time can definitely seem kinda daunting – especially when it comes to brushes.

There are TONS of different ones, and what are they all even for?

From super floofy big ones, to teeny tiny artist styles, here’s a handy guide to the make up brushes you might actually need, what they’re all for and where to actually start.

Foundation brush

Starting out with the big’uns, the foundation brush is pretty much the bread and butter of any gal or guy’s make up bag. You could opt for the standard shape – big and flat – which is great for smoothing out liquid or cream foundations into a streak-free base. Some people prefer a buffing brush style though, with a round and dense shape to swoosh in small circles across your face for a flawless finish.

Spectrum A03 So Oval You – £7.99 / Real Techniques Buffing Brush – £21.99 for set / e.l.f. Studio Selfie Ready Foundation Brush – £7.50

Make up sponge

If you wanna get really fancy, you could ditch the foundation brush altogether and try a Beauty Blender or similar make up sponge instead. A damp sponge can leave your foundation looking beyond PERFECT, by using the broad, bouncy sides to smooth out product on your face and the pointed tip to squish into the nooks around your nose. If it’s good enough for Insta beauty gurus, it’s good enough for us.

Kabuki brush

The big boy of the make up brush world, a kabuki brush will probably look huge next to the rest of your future collection, but don’t be intimidated by it. With a short handle and densely packed hairs, it’s perfect for applying a soft, natural-looking sweep of bronzer or powder around your face. A kabuki brush is also great for buffing out any awks harsh lines when you’re basically doing your make up in the dark.

Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush – £8.95 / Kiko Kabuki Brush – £9.70 / Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush – £20.00

Powder brush

Feeling like a human disco ball right now with all the shine you’re rocking? Don’t be scared by how huge it might look in your make up bag – a powder brush is the one for you. Just swirl this genius invention into your favourite pressed or loose powder, and watch the long, fluffy bristles evenly diffuse the product across your base. Bye bye oily skin, we never liked you anyway.

ZOEVA 90 Luxe Grand Powder Brush – £19.00 / Morphe Pro Tapered Powder Brush – £13.50 / MAC 150 Large Powder Brush – £34.50

Blush brush

When you start playing around with make up a little bit more, you’ll soon find out exactly how you prefer to apply all the bits and bobs in your cosmetics bag. When it comes to blush, some people prefer a fluffy rounded top brush just to hit the apples of the cheeks, while others go for a more angled shape to get a chiseled look. Either way, they’ll pick up just the right amount of product to give you a pretty and girly flushed glow.

Eyeshadow brush

Venturing into the world of eyeshadow can be overwhelming, but remember that practice makes perfect. Start out by finding the perfect all-rounder eyeshadow brush which will probably be fairly flat and relatively fluffy to pack on colour. Try either a simple windscreen wiper motion across the lid, or small circular motions to get an evenly applied wash of eyeshadow. You can never go wrong with a shimmery champagne colour, btw.

Spectrum MA08 Happy Medium – £5.99 / Makeup Geek Foiled Brush – £6.50 / Spectrum A06 Shady Lady – £4.99 / Morphe Oval Shadow Blender Brush – £4.00

Blending brush

It’s probably worth investing in an eyeshadow blending brush, too. While the first one will be perfect for applying the colour to begin with, following up with a large and fluffy blending brush on the edges will eliminate any harsh lines and get you smoothly blended to perfection.

Concealer brush

Tbh, you might find that dabbing on your concealer is most easily done with your fingers. They’re warm to melt the product, they’re soft for blending and they’re the best natural tools you could imagine. But alternatively a small, precise concealer brush could be really handy. It’ll allow you to be a lot more exact with your product application and will perfect the final look under your eyes, around your nose and over any pesky spots.

Morphe Mini Concealer Brush – £3.50 / ZOEVA Rose Golden Concealer Buffer Brush – £9.00 / Real Techniques Bold Metals Triangle Concealer Brush – £10.00

Fan brush

Wanna feel like some kinda professional beauty YouTuber who’s best friends with Zoella and gets 10 million likes per photo? A fan brush will help with that. Sure, it’s a little bit extra and OTT, but it’s amazing for applying the perfect diffused cheekbone highlight. The soft, spread bristles can result in either a natural, sheer radiance, or a metallic finish that even the man on the moon will be able to spot.

Contour brush

While the kabuki brush is perfect for adding an all over warmth with your bronzer, a contour brush will help you take things to the next level when you wanna try sculpting out those cheekbones like a true Kardashian. The slanted bristles make it easy-peasy to apply products perfectly just below your cheekbones to emphasise your natural, oh so lovely face shape.

Lip brush

Dreaming of rocking the perfect peachy colour, the ultimate dark vampy shade or the classic red lip? If bold lippie is kinda your thing then you’ll probably want to arm yourself with a good lip brush. It can be a total lifesaver for complete precision, accurate application and achieving the perfect pout. Mwah.

Brow brush

Usually either in the form of a fluffy spoolie, or a double-ended duo with brush and comb, a brow brush is always useful to have close by if you’ve got wild eyebrows that need a little bit of taming every now and again. Unleash your inner werewolf.

e.l.f. Eyebrow Duo Brush – £4.50 / Benefit Angled Brush And Spoolie – £15.50 / Real Techniques Lash and Brow Groomer – £7.99

A million more eyeshadow brushes

When it comes to starting an eyeshadow brush collection, it’s kind of like chucking yourself down a bottomless black hole. They come in every single shape, size and fluffiness rating that you can possibly imagine, but trust us when we say that you definitely don’t need them all.

Start out with the essentials, and when you decide that make up is something you wanna stick with, gradually build up a few more types for your stash. An angled liner brush, a smudging brush and an angled fluffy brush will all be great to have when you’re venturing into smokey eye territory.

Spectrum Brushes The Glam Clam – £59.99

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IIIIIT’S CHRIIIIIIISTMAAAAASSS! OK, not really, but if you’re the kind of girl who’s as festive as Mariah Carey then it might as well be.

Sure, some people might think you’re being extra by talking non-stop about December 25th when it’s only August, but who are they to judge your enthusiasm for mince pies? In fact, they better not pout and you’ll be telling them why…

Here are all the things you only know if you’re on that Christmas countdown already:

All your friends rolled their eyes when you wished them a merry half Christmas

What else is there to celebrate on June 25th?

Since then, you’ve been counting down the days ’til the big one

Someone should really invent an advent calendar to bridge the gap between December 25th and… well, December 25th.

Once X Factor starts it’s basically Christmas Eve

Everyone knows the drill: X Factor stars, X Factor ends, CHRISTMAS!

And when it starts, so does your Christmas shopping

One for them, two for you.

You’re the only person you know who loves wrapping

You’ve definitely considered applying to work in the Selfridges gift wrapping department.

As soon as Halloween’s over you begin eating allllll of the Christmas snacks

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

And you would never risk leaving your advent calendar shopping to 30 November

Why would anyone leave their chocolate choice to chance? You NEED the Maltesers one, obviously!

You completely lose it the first time you see the Coca-Cola Christmas advert

And the second… and the third…

And let’s not get you started on Mariah Carey

Ooooh, baby!

Every Sunday in December is spent watching Christmas movies

Yeah, you watch The Holiday all year round, but it doesn’t really count. Miracle On 34th Street, The Santa Clause, Home Alone – THOSE are Christmas movies.

And every party calls for allll of the sequins

Glitz is to Christmas what animal ears are to Halloween: 100% necessary.

You can never sleep come Christmas Eve

No matter how old you get, you can’t shake the excitement.

But the Boxing Day comedown is real

Until you realise it’s only 364 days until Christmas!

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In Partnership With Girlguiding

So you didn’t get V festival tickets, your mum wouldn’t let you trek to the Isle Of Wight for Bestival, and Glastonbury was a big fat no. (Tbf you can barely pack for a sleepover at your bestie’s without forgetting your phone charger and a spare pair of knickers.) But even if your parents are as strict as Harry Potter’s house mistress Professor McGonagall, there is one festival we’re almost sure they’d let you go to.

Well, what is this magical festival?

Give a big fat Gryffindor wave to Girlguiding’s annual event, Wellies and Wristbands! The only catch? You’ve got to be a member of Girlguiding to get a ticket – and you’re going to want to sign up if you’re not a Girl Guide already as this camping extravaganza has serious cool factor. Not only is there tons of live music so you can pretend you’re dancing at V festival anyways, but there’s a pamper zone to get your beauty fix, hot tubs to chill with your mates in, cinema screenings, an amazing inflatable obstacle course, abseiling and even zip-lining! So, a) you won’t have to worry about getting bored and b) your mum and dad will get serious value for money without having to worry about mosh pits.

Amazing! Tell me more…

The weekend of fun takes place at two locos; Foxlease in the New Forest and Waddow Hall in Lancashire, so it shouldn’t even be a total mission if you beg your ‘rents to drive you there regardless of where you live. You’ll hit the festival with your Girlguiding group and will be looked after by your Girlguiding leader, so you’re covered when it comes to getting that all-important helping hand in putting up your tent. Phew. Plus, it lasts from Friday night ’til Monday lunchtime which means maximum gal-pal time with your mates, not to mention the whole new group of friends you’ll make over the weekend.

How much will it cost?

The festival ticket costs £105 for the whole weekend. That includes all your food, campsite fees, activities, music, transport from a local train station and your wristbands. All you need to bring is your own wellies! If your ma and pa think it’s pricey, just tell them that a day at Go Ape, a ticket to a gig, the cinema, a manicure, and a shiny new hot tub cost a helluva lot more…

Happy camping!

For more information, please visit the Wellies and Wristbands homepage.

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Hi, my name is Sophie and I’ve had the same makeup routine for about eight years.

In a world of famous beauty bloggers, unicorn highlighter and sell-out lip kits, I remain steadfastly un-creative where my face is concerned. Here is my make up routine in its entirety: a few dabs of concealer, powder, mascara and lipstick (mostly red but pink if I’m feeling adventurous). If it’s a very special occasion, I’ll break out the liquid eyeliner. And that’s it.

It’s not that I’ve never tried; it’s just that any of my past forays into something a little more, let’s say; artistic have been failures on a grand scale. There was the pink eyeshadow/blue mascara phase when I started secondary school, the unfortunate black eyeshadow period when I got into metal music in a big way and the two days when I tried to wear foundation and ended up looking like a greasy, slightly orange plate.

I marvel at people who can blend and contour. How do people fill in their eyebrows without looking like they’ve been playing with a marker pen? How do they do tiny fake freckles and defined cheekbones? I have a feeling it might be a form of witchcraft.

Browsing a makeup counter is like trying to order off a Portuguese menu. I have no idea what I’m looking at and even if I did, I don’t have the skills to put any of it on my face without looking like a poorly-forged Picasso painting.

If this is all sounding awfully familiar, you’ll relate to every single one of these in a big way…

The only highlighter you use is the one in your pencil case

You’ve watched a million tutorials on how to apply flawless highlighter but you just have to accept that the only thing you’ll be highlighting is the notes you made in your last history class…

Cat eyes always end up as panda eyes

Sloooowly, sloooowly, just delicately angle the brush up. Just a chic little cat-eye flick. Bridgette Bardot beauty, here I come. Ok, that’s a bit longer than expected but that’s fine, I can work with that. I’ll just extend that bit so it joins the rest of it. That’s a touch wonky; I’ll just fill the wobbly bit in. Bit thicker than I was aiming for but no worries, I’ll just channel a more edgy vibe. I can pull that off. So, just one more tiny touch up aaaaaand… PANDA.

A ‘natural’ look just means no make-up

How can it take seventeen different products to make it look like you’re wearing no make up? You don’t possess the necessary skills to master that level of subtlety so you’re just going to embrace your oily t-zone.

Make up seems super-expensive

You go on a make up mission with your friend and she picks up three things. That will come to about 20 quid, you think. Guess again. She just laid down £70 without batting an eyelid and you’re about to call the police for daylight robbery.

You don’t get why there are so many different brushes

What can they all possibly be for?

You don’t understand those egg-shaped sponges either

Do they do a different job? What do you use them for? Why do they cost so much?!

Every shade looks the same to you

Your make up mad friend has products named ‘rose’, ‘blush’, ‘sweet nectar’ and ‘apricot pearl’ but they all just look like pink to you.

Every time you think you’ll try something new it ends up a disaster

Contouring. How hard can that be? Very, judging by the random, definitely not blended stripes all over your face. And the YouTuber made it look so easy…

You worry that you’ll turn into one of those old ladies who’s looked the same for the last forty years

After managing to master one signature look, you’re not about to give it up any time soon. But you worry that it’s going to be less Anna Wintour-style iconic and more stuck in the past-sad when you’re still rocking it in two decades’ time.

@SophieBenson_

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