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By Jenny Brownlees, Feb 20 2019 08:39PM

I’ve noticed cactus water cropping up on the ingredient lists of my favourite skincare brands of late.

We all know how popular cactis have become of late thanks to the greenery interiors trend, and anyone who’s suffered sunburn knows how soothing the aloe plant can be. But just what can cactus water do for our skin regime day to day? I've got all the inside info, as well as the best products to shop - on Byrdie.co.uk today.

By Jenny Brownlees, Jun 20 2018 06:15PM

Is it just me, or is Instagram full of arty flat lays featuring an array of tempting earrings lately? If your lobes are feeling a bit lonely, I've got good news - the kind of not-so-simple jumbo earrings you need are everywhere, and at every price. No need to shell out for a whole new outfit, just one addition to your wardrobe (if you have the self-control to limit yourself to just one pair, of course) can make all the difference.

An XXL pair can breathe new life into last season’s dresses like no other accessory. You may have tried tassels and considered crystals, but for this season, earrings are appearing even bigger and bolder. Nothing is considered OTT in a bad way, with oversized styles reigning supreme—the search term "larger than life earrings" is currently trending on Pinterest, with a rise of 945% in saves year over year.

You can shop my edit of the hottest earrings to buy, on Who What Wear now. Don't blame me if you buy 10 pairs!

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By Jenny Brownlees, Jun 20 2018 06:10PM

They say art imitates life - but in this case, it’s the other way around. Our wardrobes are taking a lead from the art world right now, its simplistic portrait sketches to be precise. I’ve noticed many of our most-watched bloggers and street style stars are adding face prints to their wardrobe repertoire of late. Call it the Luke Edward Hall effect, but this has happened in tandem with this Camden-based artist popping up on every fashionistas Instagram feed right now, and his work is certainly echoed in that of this fashion trend. Two of our most stylish ladies to follow - Laura Jackson and Pandora Sykes, have both posted the artist’s coveted ceramics and prints, providing both interiors and fashion goals in one swoop. Always appreciated.

Shop my edit of the best pieces to buy now, on Who What Wear.

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By Jenny Brownlees, Jun 20 2018 05:02PM

Tai chi might conjure up visions of elderly people in a park or simply slowly moving your hands in soft waves–but there’s much more to it than that. The practice is having a moment, as searches are up 189% on Pinterest. I tried a class and can tell you it’s both calming and challenging in equal measures. To learn more, I spoke to clinical acupuncturist Feras, who has been practising tai chi for over 25 years. He’s an indoor student of Master Ma Bao Guo and Master Hui Kit Wah, and a senior instructor within the Taoist Arts Organisation.

To find everything you need to know before a class, what to expect from a class, the health benefits and more - head over to Byrdie, now.

By Jenny Brownlees, Jun 20 2018 01:30PM

Amongst all its faults, sometimes Instagram throws up a real gem. I’m not sure how long I’d been Insta-stalking Emma Low, creator of Pot Yer Tits Away Luv — I was captivated by her handcrafted creations and trusty sidekick, Lady the cat. A few DMs later we spoke about all things boobs, business and beyond.

You can read the full interview on Bricks Magazine, trust me - it's a gudden.

All images are copyright Pot Yer Tits Away Luv.

Follow Emma on Instagram @potyertitsawayluv

By Jenny Brownlees, Jun 20 2018 12:48PM

Sad facts: Consumer waste has increased more than tenfold over the 20th century—from 40 kilogrammes to 560 kilogrammes of waste per person per year. Rainforests are being cut down at a rate of 100 acres a minute, with an estimated 50,000 species inhabiting our tropical forests become extinct annually.

Every one of us can make a small change and have a positive impact. I've chosen the chicest products that are doing great things for our planet, for Byrdie. And it needed cost big bucks, prices range from £2 to £90. The feel-good factor is free.

By Jenny Brownlees, Feb 22 2018 01:50PM

When I heard a device called Livia was promising to improve my monthly agony, I knew it was something I needed to try for myself.

Livia is a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine. TENS have been hugely popular since the 1960s, used to treat a host of muscular pains and conditions. TENS Units are clinically proven for pain relief, as the vibrations from the device travel to the brain faster than pain can, which “shuts off” the painful feeling, as the brain is focusing on the vibration and can’t process both.

Whilst a TENS Unit may seem like nothing new, there has never been a device developed specifically for period pain before. Livia says it has specifically designed the vibrations to alleviate the pain from menstrual cramps. The electrodes are placed over the peripheral nerves, and as well as giving instant relief, can help “activate the natural pain response by releasing beta endorphins” over time.

The brand say all you have to do is, “Turn it on, clip it on, feel the relief and get going.”

Was it a life saver or not worth the hype? Find out on Byrdie.co.uk

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