Leia Butler

Fashion

What makes a successful make-up collaboration?

Make-up collaborations can be hit or miss. Whilst they can certainly be appealing when they involve two things you love coming together, are they always really worth the price tag?  Let us take, for example, a look at the recent collaboration between Colourpop and Nintendo’s Animal Crossing. The collaborative element involves having the characters in…

Film

What to watch this Valentines

Films about love are in abundance, so when it comes around to Valentine’s day, it can be hard to pick which is best to watch!  Let’s look at the options.  The classics:  Films like ‘The Notebook’, ‘Love, Rosie’ and ‘Letters to Juliet’ fit into the more classic type of romance story. You are guaranteed to…

Music

A love for love songs

Love songs are everywhere, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. However leading up to Valentine’s Day, where love is more seemingly in the air, they certainly stick out more and there does seem to be an increase in how often they are played. This year, expect to hear the typical tunes, ‘I Will Always Love…

Features

Walking down recovery road

 “ Are you better yet?  Society is becoming more receptive and understanding of mental health issues. And yet, the question above continues to undermine any sense of progress. Mental health recovery is a journey of many ups and downs, happening over a significant period of time. I speak from personal experience, a person for whom…

Arts

I hate this artwork

When you consider the ‘most famous’ piece of art, what do you think of? I think of the Mona Lisa. And then I think of how much I dislike the Mona Lisa.  Yes, it is brilliantly painted, insanely detailed, and very widely loved, but is it not a bit dull? Or worse, smug?  Dreary browns…

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