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Cosmopolitan UK

Cosmopolitan UK

July/August 2021

Cosmopolitan Magazine celebrates fun, glamour and a passion for life. Inspiring young women to be the best they can be with everything from high street fashion must-haves and stunning make-up tips, career news, sex and relationship advice, as well as intimate interviews with your favourite celebs! It's gutsy, intimate and most importantly honest about issues affecting women.

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País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Hearst Magazines UK
Periodicidade:
Monthly
US$ 1,15
US$ 11,51
12 Edições

nesta edição

1 minutos
hair

Leave-in conditioner Moroccanoil Hydration All In One Leave-In Conditioner, £22.65 The milky formula is packed with antioxidant-rich argan oil, and makes light work of tangles while protecting against heat damage and breakage. Rich repair mask Aveda Botanical Repair Intensive Strengthening Masque: Rich, from £45 Time to stop hiding the frazzled texture of your hair in a topknot. Instead, quench and strengthen it with this deeply nourishing plant-lipid- and butter-based fixer. Lightweight hair mask L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths 8 Second Wonder Water, £9.99 A silicone-free rinse that replenishes the amino acids your strands lose to shower water. Low-effort, high-gloss and well worth the hype.…

1 minutos
fragrance

Day fragrance Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole EDT, £69 (75ml) With a subtle sweetness from the floral and honey notes, freshened up with a cool summer’s breeze of citrussy bergamot, you’ll feel like the Queen Bee when you spritz on this scent. Evening fragrance Giorgio Armani My Way EDP, £56 (30ml) A citrussy, floral cocktail with warm base notes of white musk and Virginian cedar that take it into sexy, second-skin territory. Beach or no beach, close your eyes and this scent will transport you somewhere tropical. WORDS VICTORIA JOWETT, CASSIE POWNEY, LAURA CAPON, KATE PASOLA, KEEKS REID. PHOTOGRAPHS AND PROP STYLING MARTINA LANG…

1 minutos
give your brain a refresh

Remember the meme that said “Another night of staring at the big screen while scrolling through my little screen to reward myself for staring at the medium screen”? It’s scarily true. Our lives are dominated by screens and Google, which can mean our memories may not always feel as fresh as they once did. Hilda Burke, psychotherapist and author of The Phone Addiction Workbook, says that daily walks – during which we look up and really pay attention to our surroundings – will help our brains to reset after information overload. “Like a computer, they can overheat and need to power down,” notes Burke. “Taking regular breaks massively aids our ability to memorise things.” Picnic, anyone? WORDS JENNIFER SAVIN. PHOTOGRAPH STOCKSY. THE PHONE ADDICTION WORKBOOK BY HILDA BURKE IS OUT NOW…

2 minutos
swimwear for every body

Michelle Li @himichelleli “Go with your gut when it comes to swimwear. If it feels good physically and emotionally, I would say that it’s a winner.” SWIMWEAR FOR Smaller busts Strapless or ruched styles look ace. Wired cups can add a boost (when it’s wanted) SWIMWEAR FOR Bigger busts Try a retro halter top for support, or a sporty tank style. Thick straps won’t dig in (so you’re free to soak up some rays) Lot te Williams @asos_lotte “I don’t have a naturally full cleavage, so I usually opt for a halter shape over a triangle, or a plunge instead of a balcony.” Lauren Nicole Coppin Campbell @laurennicolefk “Forget what you’ve heard about only wearing dark colours or avoiding stripes and fun prints. I love trying new styles and matching my swimsuit to my kimono.” SWIMWEAR FOR Curvy figures Bikini, one-piece…

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it’s getting hot in here

The next time you find yourself stumbling over a simple work task when you should be flying through it, blame the roasting summer weather. An American medical journal* found that when heatwaves cause elevated indoor temperatures, our cognitive function is reduced, meaning our brain is working at a slower rate. So that explains our drop in productivity, then. Combat this by staying hydrated and investing in a decent fan – cool, well-ventilated rooms are the ideal environment for getting. It. Done. WORDS DUSTY BAXTER-WRIGHT. ILLUSTRATION ALICE COWLING. *STUDY PUBLISHED IN PLOS MEDICINE, JULY 2018…

2 minutos
from the editor

At the start of this year, we wanted to change the narrative around health, wellbeing and self-care with our groundbreaking February cover. The idea was to remind everyone that “wellness” isn’t one-size-fits-all, beauty is about individuality, and everyone deserves the right to follow their own unique path to feeling confident and strong. That’s why we’re excited to be part of Project Body Love – a campaign launched in conjunction with some of our sister magazine brands that hopes to change the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies. We want to celebrate self-expression, champion diversity and make sure every one of you feels represented, seen and loved across our pages. Many of us are at an all-time low when it comes to how we feel about our bodies and sense…