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Friday 15th November 2019

Tag: fashion

REVIEW: will online shopping make your Wish.com come true?

In a Britain, where just about every label reads “Made in China”, why not cut out the middleman, and order straight from the factories themselves. This is the philosophy behind Wish.com, a fast growing online Chinese marketplace – sell items quickly and cheaply. However, some caveats can easily be identified; more often than not, you…

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“My week as Michelle Mone”

“I feel underdressed!” says leading life coach Carole Ann Rice as she takes in my rose-gold sequined Goddiva evening gown which hugs my figure while its fishtail hem flirts seductively with the floor. It is 11am and I am meeting Carole Ann for a coaching session, as part of my plan to become as successful…

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Is influencer marketing immoral? Confessions of an insider

It’s a dreary Tuesday evening and I’m sat on the sofa eating a ready-meal mac ’n’ cheese, watching ‘The One with Ross’s Sandwich’ for the tenth time. I flick through Instagram and watch my favourite influencer ‘unboxing’ the three free parcels she’s been sent today. One by one, she shows off her new jade face…

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Introducing our writers

They are students, mothers, artists, job-seekers, office workers, political activists – everyday people facing everyday money challenges.  Meet Mouthy Money’s new writers – they tell stories about their financial lives, dreams, successes and failures. And their words won’t just twang your heartstrings or make you clutch your sides with laughter – though they’ll certainly do…

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Budget Beauty

Beauty buying on a budget

I’m a self-confessed beauty product hoarder. I have baskets and bags full of products, and can barely close my bathroom cabinet. Though, it seems I’m not the only one, as despite Brexit and the leave vote pointing to harder times financially, the UK beauty market is booming. As Mintel forecasts sales to hit £10bn this…

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eBay

Tips for a smooth eBay sell!

The trend for decluttering has hit us by storm, especially with us millennials (yes, you’re still one up to 34!) who would apparently rather spend money on experience than material goods. So, whether you’ve just finished Marie Kondo’s new book and tidying is your newfound hobby, or you just want a bit of extra cash…

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Hair Cut

Would you have your hair cut by a trainee?

In my twenties, when I couldn’t stretch to exorbitant salon prices, I was usually very happy with free, or almost free, hair cuts done by trainee hairdressers. I say ‘usually’ because there was just the one time when I emerged from the chair distraught after a scissor-happy frenzy had ensued and I was convinced my…

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Economic Dressing

A capsule wardrobe: the economic dressing solution

There just aren’t enough hours in the day – we say it all the time. I’ve started looking at areas of my life where I waste time and have searched for ways to claw back some of those all important hours, minutes, seconds. Wearing similar clothes every day eliminates a choice. I don’t have to…

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Charity Shop

Charity shop? Why not!

I have long been a lover of charity shops – in a culture of fast fashion, it is the most ethical way to shop. I even volunteered in my local Age UK charity shop in my teens for my Duke of Edinburgh Award. Sometimes I go on day trips to places which have good charity shops…

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Clothes Shopping

Why I will probably never stop buying clothes

Anyone who knows me knows that I love my clothes (almost as much as my food)! When I first got a part time job at 14, all my income was spent in Topshop. This was then later divided between alcohol and Topshop, but for a while it was mainly Topshop. When I was in 6th…

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