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Beautiful Makeup Brushes

Rachel McAlley

At the grand old age of 10, one of my Mums friends bought me my first ever set of makeup brushes for my birthday, and I’ve never forgotten that they were the best gift anyone could have bought me, a 10-year old girl! Also my fabulous best friends bought me some makeup brushes for my all-important 30th birthday too. I ...

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Pension Tax Relief

vaughn thomas

The Chancellor puts high earners on guard for a single rate of pension tax relief. George Osborne’s first ever Conservative majority Budget in July 2015 delivered some surprising economic and social reform. Introduction of a National Living Wage rate that will rise to £9 an hour by 2020, increases in dividend tax, and changes to Corporation Tax could all have ...

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Leeds Graduates: How to survive living on your own for first time

Andrew Moody

Leeds Graduates: How to survive living on your own for first time Graduation can be scary. This is true for many because it may well be their first time living on their own after many years with their parents and/or with flatmates. But if you don’t want to move back home after uni and don’t want to put up with ...

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Catch Up With Hairy Lemon!

Pink Gorilla and Hairy Lemon

Time flies when you’re having fun and we’ve been having lots of it at Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon recently, as well as being very excited to be working with some amazing new businesses launching in Leeds. This month saw an exotic new addition to the Leeds restaurant scene as Khana Bombay Café opened its doors in Headingley. Founded by Adam ...

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The Amazing Stephanie Hirst

Rachel McAlley

The Amazing Stephanie Hirst Back in 2014 I wrote about my amazing friend Stephanie Hirst who, for 38 years was presented as a man, until she became her true self in October 2014. I thought it would be nice to do a follow-up piece on her life now that it’s almost a year and half since her life changing decision. ...

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Why doing nothing might be exactly what you need

Ryan Mallinson

A call to arms to do nothing. I really want to do nothing more often. I envy people who can ‘do nothing’. Some people think doing nothing is laziness but let me make it clear that doing nothing is miles apart from not doing anything. Still with me? Doing nothing is knowing when the time is right to slow down. ...

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Will HS2 benefit the city of Leeds?

Andrew Moody

Learning from the Crossrail Project: How The HS2 Station benefit The City Of Leeds Even if you are not an avid reader of the news in the UK, you will most probably have heard about the ground-breaking crossrail project in London. This has seen a crossrail track built between eastern and western suburbs in and around the capital, connecting Reading ...

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A Leeds Fashionista visits the Milan Fashion Week

Allegra Ghiloni on fashion styling


Allegra Ghiloni’s Milan Fashion Week Diary! The whirlwind that is Milan Fashion Week has just wrapped up in the Italian city of style and after a packed-out week of fashion shows, events and parties I wanted to share with your my experience attending this fashionista filled event… Milan Fashion Week takes place twice a year in February and September and ...

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Is The Grass Ever Greener?

Ryan Mallinson

Let me introduce you to Epicurus. He used to live in Greece and had a lot to say about how we as humans could possibly go in search of a peaceful, self-sufficient life with the absence of pain. This was way back anywhere between 341- 270 BC so it’s fair to say he never suffered the pain of staring at ...

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Interior Design Advice from Christine Yorath

I have been a Leeds property owner for 45 years and my experience spans being an owner occupier, a landlady, a developer, an interior designer and the owner and founder of Flats In Leeds, a lettings agency in which I sold to Countrywide in 2013. In those years I have seen and been in more properties than I could even ...

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