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Pick Me Up! 15-Jul-2021

Pick Me Up! stimulates the modern real-life reader with a rip-roaring range of fun, fascinating and thought-provoking stories which feed her curiosity and hunger to know more. It hits the sweet spot for value-hunting, brighter women. Pick Me Up! gets under the skin of the story and encourages its reader to think harder, feel deeper… and share the experience. Plus, Pick Me Up! has the most up-to-date fashion and beauty pages, easily digested health and wellbeing advice, a good portion of fab food news and recipes, and pages of prize puzzles, all in a bright, modern package.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
50 Issues

in this issue

2 min
one in a million!

In a bid to be sustainable, I have always bought the majority of my clothes and furniture from charity shops. However, it hasn’t always been easy. Some days, I would wander from shop to shop, unable to find anything at all. By 2015, I was growing frustrated. As the world was moving online, I couldn’t understand why charity shops weren’t also. And that’s when I had the idea of Thriftify. I wanted to create an online space where consumers could buy everything they needed from charity shops. So, in 2018, from the comfort of my second-hand couch, I launched the site. At the time, I only had one charity on board, but it was enough to get me started. The idea was simple. It was an online marketplace where consumers could not only shop sustainably, but also support a…

3 min
your pick me ups

Ever yone’s talking about… To celebrate the recent launch of one of the most fashionable films of 2021, George at ASDA have just launched their new G21 x Cruella women’s collection. In homage to some of Emma Stone’s most iconic moments, the range includes monochromatic moments, flashes of the signature Cruella red and on-trend graphic tees, modelled by the gorgeous influencer Misha Grimes. To shop the range, head to your local ASDA store, or visit direct.asda.com/George. And if you haven’t watched Disney’s Cruella yet, get booking your cinema ticket! GET IN TOUCH Send us your stories and photos, including all names and ages, a daytime phone number and full address. E-mail hello@pickmeupmag.co.uk WRITE TO Pick Me Up! Media Centre, Emma-Chris Way, Abbey Wood Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7JU PHONE 01174400607 FACEBOOK facebook.com/pickmeupmag SEE OUR WEBSITE lifedeathprizes.com Future Publishing Limited reserves the right…

7 min
no escape

Walking through the school, my friend nudged me as a handsome boy strolled past. He was staring right at me. ‘You know he likes you,’ my pal said. ‘I know, everyone keeps telling me,’ I giggled. Despite going to the same school, I’d only known Darren Pountney for a few weeks and from the get-go, my friends insisted he had a thing for me. Eventually, I took the plunge and decided to give it a go. Despite the fact Darren was naturally quite shy, the two of us hit it off straight away. With dark brown hair and friendly warm eyes, he was just my type. We were both only 15 at the time, but we fell for each other very quickly. We understood each other – we could talk to each other about anything. Only, from the very start,…

3 min
the threat

Sure enough, a day later, Darren began posting on Facebook and updated his profile to say the two of us were engaged. I knew he was trying to get to me, and a few days later, he sent me a message. Gemma, if you are not in my life, how am I going to live? he texted. I ignored him, but he kept bombarding me, making new Facebook profiles and getting new phones so he could call and message me. In July 2020, he was jailed for four weeks when he breached his restraining order on two occasions, but as soon as he got out, he continued his reign of terror. Every day I lived in fear – glancing behind me everywhere I went. In October 2020, he came to my house and forced me to…

6 min
little and large

Walking into the school changing rooms, my heart sank. ‘Right, time to get in your P.E. kits, girls,’ my teacher said. Every time the lesson came up on my school timetable, I felt full of dread. I should have been enjoying exercising with my friends, but the thought of changing in front of my peers horrified me. When I first started high school, none of the girls needed bras as we hadn’t begun to develop yet – but as the months passed, more of my friends began wearing bralettes to support their growing chests. It seemed as though we were all going through it together. Until I noticed I had one breast much larger than the other. Shopping with my friends, I picked out bras to fit the smaller boob – which was an A cup –…

1 min
your brainwaves…

This week, our tip of the week will receive some amazing products from Addis! Creating a clean and neat space can help makeover a room with minimal cost with maximum impact. This ultimate utility duo includes an over door airer and a collapsible basket to make laundry days a breeze. To embrace and love your space visit addis.co.uk So cool! Chilling my rolling pin in the freezer when I am making pastry means that when I roll the pastry out it stays very cold and is easier to roll out smoothly. Colleen Brunton, Enfield Pretty and practical Instead of buying a bigger jewellery box, I decided to use expanding willow I usually use for my plants. Tina Williams, Blaenau Gwent Salon standard Get rid of sticky hair product gunk on your hair tongs by rubbing a bit of…