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Cosmopolitan UK

March 2019

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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12 Issues


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from the editor

I am not always a nice person. In fact, truth be told, I would not say “nice” is one of my great virtues. I forget birthdays. I don’t call when I say I will. I can be hotheaded, prone to sudden, great billowy clouds of anger that come from nowhere… and then pass just as quickly.It has taken me a while to process this. After all, nice is what women are supposed to be. It is what little girls grow up being told they should be. And nice is what most people say they want in a colleague, a partner and a friend. “Nice person and all-round good egg,” I see hoisted high on Instagram bios.“Just try to be NICE!” I hear parents scream at screwy-faced toddlers.“My problem…

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what i’m loving this month

Trainers, £95, Allbirds Deserve an OBE for services to comfort. Softer than a kitten in a cashmere jumper. Jumper, from £295, Madeleine Thompson The perfect trans-seasonal hug-in-a-sweater. Backpack, £249, Aruku Beautiful leather bags designed by a reader we met at our Self Made Summit. Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial, £51 This fizzing, magical mask-cum-wonder-potion gives good skin. ■…

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(DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION ASILLO.COM) SO APPSCLUSIVE Not got a backstage pass? Or had to blag your way onto the guest list (read: slip the bouncer £10)? There is another way to get the VIP treatment: with the right app. You can now access Nike and Adidas’s product launches through their new platforms, while Oasis’s lets you preview new seasons. Want to actually get backstage? Try the VIP section of My Sky (as in the media conglomerate, not the opposite of the ground), which offers free tickets and special experiences. Ditto Pollen (but you have to be “approved” first). Next up: an app that makes bouncers slip you £10? Here’s hoping. ■…

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see you at...

MARCH START 23rd30th Mar Busted Half Way There, UK tour What is it? The three-piece of your teenage dreams is back on tour. Is it wrong to dig out the early ’00s clobber we wore the first time around? Actually, don’t answer that...*Insider tip: Get word-perfect on new album Half Way There* before. Myticket.co.uk/artists/busted 16th Mar16 Jun Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, Bristol What is it? An exhibition showcasing the history of tattoos. Also features a wall of 100 silicone arms, inked on by some of the industry’s biggest names.*Insider tip: Check out the section on the first “famous” female artist, Jessie Knight. Bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed 9th Mar-1st Jun Northern Ballet’s Victoria, UK tour What is it? This powerful…

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so you want to have an ugly cry?

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? A dramatisation of the real-life story of writer-turned-con-artist Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who, desperate for money when her career dwindles, starts forging letters from famous authors and selling them for thousands of dollars. It’s all fun, games and big pay cheques until people cotton onto the scam and her life falls apart. Out 1st February GREEN BOOK Famous pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) hires racist bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) as his driver and personal security when he embarks on a tour of the Deep South. You know what’s coming… Tony’s views begin to change as he learns about culture and music from the refined Don. The bond they form will leave you in bits. Out 8th February …

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gagging for it

James Acaster Age: 34 From: Kettering Specialist subjects: Teabags, Brexit, ready-to-eat apricots. Check out: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, his UK tour, which continues throughout the year. Mae Martin Age: 31 From: Toronto Specialist subjects: Addiction, sexuality and Zayn Malik (she learnt his album on the keyboard). Check out: Her book, Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A 21st Century Guide To Sexuality, out May. Romesh Ranganathan Age: 40 From: Crawley Specialist subjects: Algebra, racial politics, vegan cheese. Check out: The Cynic’s Mixtape, his marathon UK tour, kicking off on 11th September until April 2020. Sofie Hagen Age: 30 From: Copenhagen Specialist subjects: Westlife, body image and granddaddy issues. Check out: Happy Fat – part memoir,…