What it’s like to live in London right now

What it’s like to live in London right now

I've had an uneasy feeling in my stomach all week. Not only because the general election has come and gone, producing a shock result – although altogether rather displeasing (#VoteLabour) – but because of the recent terror attacks. Since March this year, the UK has faced three major terror incidents. Three terror attacks in three [...]

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One morning in Salzburg

One morning in Salzburg

  It was the smell of wiener schnitzel that woke me up. The last two days of relentless rain in Salzburg meant I hadn’t any option other than to continuously sample Austria’s national delicacy. As the smell subsided, the warm glow behind my hostel curtain promised the European sunshine I had almost forgot existed. I [...]

The 9 essential beauty products to pack in your travel bag

The 9 essential beauty products to pack in your travel bag

  You’ve booked your flights, packed your backpack and you’re ready to take on the big, bad, (wonderful) world. But one thing’s still niggling away at you: what do you take in your makeup bag? Your bag, which is bursting at the seams from the amount of products you’ve somehow accumulated over the years, is in [...]

Be kind to one another

Be kind to one another

  I was on Reddit today and I came across this text post called People are just so mean. Please be kinder, Reddit. It was written by an anonymous user telling a first-hand account of how it feels to have society judge you purely on what you look like. It's utterly heartbreaking.  As human beings, we [...]

Amal Alamuddin to change her last name … so what?

Amal Alamuddin to change her last name … so what?

  To change, or not to change? That is the question… Is it ‘un-feminist’ to change your surname when you get married? Well, is it un-feminist to wear high heels? Correct answer: not if you are freely choosing it and you are doing it to please yourself! Amal Alamuddin (a.k.a the badass human rights lawyer [...]