The perfect… Eye palette
“Don’t do your make-up without these immense shades of shadow. This is the
go-to product of the season. Totally beauts!”
Carly, Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, £35
Cheat sheet… Fast beauty
- If your elbows are as dry as a desert, cut an avocado in two, remove the stone
and rest an elbow in each of the halves for five minutes. Smooth!
- Tired? Only apply mascara to your top lashes – coating the bottom ones will
drag your eyes down.
- Don’t throw away the netting bag from your oranges – use it as a scrubber for
your face instead. Team with your fave face wash and gently buff away
dead skin cells. Zingy!
We asked you: It’s pay day! What do you plan to spend your first wages of
“A much needed haircut is the first thing on my list!” Emma, via Facebook
“A new car! I crashed mine yesterday…” Kiki, via Facebook
“A swanky hot drinks machine for a splash of style in the kitchen!” Michelle,
“My mum! She’s helped me out a lot, so I’m gonna treat her to say a very big
thank you!” Andrea, via Facebook
We swap texts with too-cool-for-rock-school Katie White, 28, from The Ting
Why has your new album taken you so long to make?
We actually made an entire album then decided we didn’t like it. It was all
sounding a bit too Europop for our liking. So we had to start over again.
We like Europop! Have people learnt your name yet, or do you still have to
tell them it’s not your name?
What would you be called if you could change your name?
Something old-school. Like… Beryl.
Yikes! What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you recently?
I fall over a lot. I love to see how the crowd reacts though. In Japan, they
go ‘Oh no!’, which is cute! But in Manchester, people just laugh at you.
Have you had any rubbish jobs?
At one point we didn’t have any money to pay our rent, so our landlord let us
do odd jobs to pay our board. He got me cleaning up 50 years worth of pigeon
poo from the roof.
Do you ever get star-struck?
Not really. But there was one exception recently… We were out having dinner
in LA, and Robert De Niro was sitting at the table next to ours. He was
making proper De Niro faces at the menu, too. I felt like I was in a film.
Glam! Is your life always so starry now?
No! Every single day is a bad hair day for me. I can’t tame it, so now I just
wear hats all the time. Not glam at all.
- The Ting Tings’ new album Sounds From Nowheresville is out February 27.
This week, we’re…
Watching Inside Men (1)
Ashley Walters from Top Boy and, er, So Solid Crew, heads up this drama about
a multimillion-pound bank heist. That’s one way to beat the economic
February 2, 9pm, BBC1.
Multiplexing Carnage (15) (2)
Kate Winslet doing a funny? Yes! This hilare film follows two couples who meet
up for an “adult” chat after their sons have a fight. And end up having a
massive barney themselves.
Out February 3, nationwide.
Downloading Born To Die by Lana Del Ray (3)
The lady with the lips releases her spine-chilling, much-anticipated debut
album. Her astounding voice will silence even the most cynical of her
critics. Go Lana.
Out January 30.
Dates for your diary
Luxury camping at London Zoo, May 23-27
Can’t afford that safari holiday? Us neither. So get your paws on tickets to
go glamping at London Zoo this May. Yes, you heard right. That includes a
luxury tent, full wining and dining, and most importantly, a torch-lit night
tour of the animals. We predict this will be a roaring success. Adults only.
That moment when you realise you’ve applied for the same job as your
She’s telling you about this incredible job she’s got an interview for. You’re
smiling and nodding away because you’re going to tell her about the new
position you’ve just applied for, too. Then the penny drops. It’s the same
job. Oh no! Do you tell her? Hell, no. That would only put you both off. So
what to do? You don’t want your BFF thinking that you slyly copied her – you
didn’t, honest! You applied for the job weeks ago. Before her, probably.
You’ve got no option: it’s a dog-eat-dog world. Suck it up, stay quiet and
go to the interview. Just pray she isn’t in straight after you. And don’t
even think about what will happen if you get it.
Is it just us or…
Do iPods on shuffle play the same 20 songs, even if there are 2,000 on there?
This week we want to be… Bérénice Bejo
Proving that it’s always the quiet ones who you’ve got to watch out for, the
magical out-of-nowhere box office
smash The Artist looks set to clean up this awards season – not bad for a
black and white silent movie about, erm, black and white silent movies.
We live in an age of HD. And 3D. And Dolby Digital. So what’s so great about
sitting in a dark room for 100 minutes trying not to rustle your popcorn too
Well, stunning actress Bérénice Bejo, for a start. You might (might) remember
the French/Argentinean 35-year-old mother-of-two from a bit part in 2001’s
medieval Heath Ledger jouster A Knight’s Tale and, well, that’s about it
unless you’re more familiar with modern French cinema than we are.
Thankfully, there are no subtitles when it comes to The Artist (there are also
no words). In it, Bérénice plays Peppy Miller, a young starlet on the verge
of conquering late 1920s Hollywood. And thanks to her star turn, she’s
poised to own modern-day Tinseltown for real, especially now she’s bagged a
The role was written for Bérénice by her husband Michel Hazanavicius, the
film’s director, who has said that Peppy is a “fantasy” version of her (set
to mute, we guess). And make no mistake – she is almost too good to be true.
Despite the lack of colour or words, Bérénice somehow manages to come over
as funny, charming and beautiful – all in a way that today’s CGI-friendly
stars simply don’t.
Fingers crossed that silence really is golden for Bérénice. She might want to
work on that acceptance speech, mind…