Lost Looks: 80s New Wave Craze

This week’s Lost Looks musical genre is difficult to sum up in a single word. Composed using an array of genres and instruments from electro to punk with guitars and keyboards, “new wave” was a genre like no other. New wave’s musical origins date back to the late seventies but its real popularity began in […]

Styled by the stars: Aries

Hello Aries, it’s your month! Focus on your personal development and aiming for the stars. Be daring, be you. Your fellow Aries sisters Emma Watson, Lady Gaga and Reese Witherspoon ignite passion among many women worldwide, and you should follow in their footsteps. Enjoy this month and do it in this stylish number, ideal for […]

Lacoste replaces iconic crocodile logo with 10 endangered species

In an effort to raise awareness for endangered species, sports fashion brand Lacoste has swapped its distinctive crocodile logo for one of 10 threatened animal species on a series of limited-edition polo shirts. The purpose of this new design is to bring attention to the global state of biodiversity. The species represented on their polo-shirts […]

French toast for four

Did you buy too much bread in lead up to the ‘Beast from the East’? Fret not, we have a delicious and easy recipe to help use up all of that bread. Ingredients: 1 egg 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon 60ml of milk 4 slices of bread Method: Beat the […]

Visiting Paris on a student’s budget

Ryanair Sale. The words hopped onto my screen in bold, italic font luring me in, urging me to investigate. Flights to Paris for twenty-five euro. Twenty-five euro? Bargain. The French book on my desk urged me on. I needed a break from study. A trip to France would help improve my fluency after all. Looking […]

Lost Looks: 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll

Rock ‘n’ Roll was a phenomenon like no other. Loved by teenagers as the music of a generation and loathed by parents and religious figures alike, it brought rebellion and sex appeal, not forgetting some pretty slick hairdos. It gave a song to a voiceless generation and has stayed that way ever since. Socially, musically […]

Shady business: have Penneys overstepped the mark copying Kim?

We have to admit Penneys are killing it recently with their makeup releases. The products are ultra pigmented and are praised by beauty bloggers. However, Penneys have been criticised for having their dupe products looking very similar to the original and the latest release from the high street giant is pretty much an exact match for the Kim Kardashion West products.    Kim […]

“Train through it” mentality leads to long-term injury, says Galway physio

Veronica Lydon of Carna believes it is essential that athletes make a conscious effort to pay more attention to their body’s “whispers” in the year ahead. She believes that flexibility and recovery work are the most neglected aspects of today’s athletic training culture. Having quit her job working in an office for the US Department […]

Time to say goodbye to coconut oil?

When it comes to natural ingredients, the use of coconut oil in beauty routines has truly blossomed, not to mention its popularity in cooking and baking. However, it turns out that lathering the stuff on your face can do more harm than good. Beauty bloggers may be obsessed with it, but skin experts believe that its not all its cracked up to be. […]

Black gowns are a vital piece of the Times Up jigsaw

So far, this year’s entertainment award ceremonies have been far less colourful than usual- but they have been a lot more interesting. The latest protest occurred at the BAFTA awards, where countless celebrities adorned black clothing as they strutted down the red carpet. The bleak colour scheme was used as a tool to unify Hollywood’s finest. A […]