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BEAUTIFY: Tell your Mother…

If you had forgotten (although thanks to a huge amount of advertising from seemingly every brand ever, I hope you haven’t) it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday 30th March. Which means you need to make a big deal out of your mother for a day, tell her she’s great and cook …

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In Focus: Chanel and the Society of the Spectacle

You may have spotted from breathless Instagram posts yesterday, Chanel’s catwalk show was – inevitably – the talk of #PFW. There’s been much debate amongst the fashion press and attendees about whether this was a hilarious comment on the nature of fast-fashion, or merely the death of the catwalk.

First, …

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BEAUTIFY: Radiant Orchid for 2014

As you know, sometimes here at Notion, we like being a little tedious. Or rather, making tedious links that generally make us have the LOLZ. This is one of those.

A couple months ago the Gods-of-all-colour-based-things, Pantone, named Radiant Orchid (posh name for purple) the ‘colour of 2014′. …

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BEAUTIFY: A Christmas Luxury

When I ask people what they want for Christmas, I find nothing more irritating than them answering ‘I’d like some money towards {insert thing they want to buy themselves}’. Presents, for me, are things that a person wouldn’t normally buy themselves- that’s what makes them special and exciting. No, I …

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BEAUTIFY: Total White-Out

Just in time for a perfect White Chr… November. But come on guys, you’ve gotta start planning for the C word soon- even just start thinking about what YOU want rather than the stress of trying to find out what others want. And you’re welcome in advance, because no doubt …

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BEAUTIFY: Chanel Superstition

In today’s hotbed of cosmetic companies it’s delightful to see a brand that, almost a century on, still embodies the elegance yet rebelliousness of it’s creator. Chanel to this day remains distinctly Coco, dignified yet daring. Inspired by Coco’s superstitious nature, the appropriately named Superstition collection for autumn/winter 13 consists …

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Trending: jewellery

I am such a magpie. I see something shiny and my eyes gravitate towards it to a point where I have occasionally attracted some odd looks from the owner of aforementioned shiny thing. I love layering jewellery – from statement necklaces and stacking bangles to rings on every finger – …

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BEAUTIFY: Editor’s Picks

Day 2 in our of our Beauty Editor’s Picks for the lip colours of the season…

Sometimes you want bright, sometimes you want nothing and sometimes you want that something in between. And let’s face it- you always want Chanel. Not a shimmering nude, but a nod towards colour that …

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BEAUTIFY: Collection Avant-Premiere de Chanel

Getting ready for a Premier? Okay, maybe not. But a night out is good enough. Inspired by movie icons, the new Collection Avant-Premiere from Chanel is all the brightest and most sumptuous hues that’ll be sure to make you stand out, wherever you are.

Giving you the perfect excuse to …

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BEAUTIFY: Keep it colourful

Now, at the risk of sounding like a weatherman- it’s grey guys. I think you noticed.

Best way to add a spring to your step and not want to crawl back into hibernation? Add a slice of colour to your lips and make the most of the newly light evenings. …

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