The GIRLS IRL guide to makeup

Makeup is a great way for girls to express their individual style and to enhance their natural beauty. From subtle lip gloss to dramatic eye shadows, makeup is a powerful tool for girls to use to create their own unique look. It can also be used to boost self-confidence. By applying makeup, girls may be able to feel more confident in their own skin and in their own appearance. In addition, wearing makeup can be a fun and creative activity that allows girls to experiment with different looks and

Best Places to rent clothes online

We’re living in a time where it’s trendy to support ethical fashion ideas – which is amazing. More people than ever want to try and save what’s left of our planet and create a better world for everyone by living more sustainably. Of course, people are buying recycled clothing and upcycling older clothes instead of supporting fast fashion…but what about for special occasions? Instead of buying a dress once and never wearing it again, why not rent your outfit. It’ll be a cheaper and better altern

5 Reasons To Check Out Team Body Project

Team Body Project is a company that focuses on real workouts for real people delivering real results. It’s run by a husband and wife duo, Daniel and Alexandra Bartlett, who focus on low impact, high intensity workouts on their YouTube channel and brand. They make working out fun and give you something different to do in lockdown. Here are five reasons you should watch Team Body Project. Lockdown has been hard and no one has infinite motivation. Working out seems like an impossible tasks, but h

Life lessons learnt from Gilmore Girls

Focused on an awesome mother-daughter duo, Gilmore Girls is a show that has impacted so many. From it’s fast-paced dialogue to the heart-breaking moments, it’s a show that’ll life on forever. It’s amazing to think of all the incredible gifts the show gave us, so we had to narrow it down to five. Here are five life lessons learnt from Gilmore Girls. Sure, Rory has many romances throughout the show – but they don’t define her. Gilmore Girls is not about finding a soulmate, it’s about Rory realis

Life lessons learnt from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Alongside the iconic fashion of Buffy Summers, the hit show taught many a lot more than you’d think. Of course, the show taught women how to kick ass, but also more sombre lessons. Here are 5 life lessons learnt from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH ALONE After Buffy and Angel break up, she worries that she’s not strong enough to face the horrors of the world. Buffy manages to face them as well as the newly ruthless Angel. It just goes go show that you are always strong enough

5 entertaining drag shows to watch (other than RDR)

RuPaul’s Drag Race has dominated the drag genre on TV but it’s not the only good show worth watching. From TLC to Channel 4, there are so many different shows to get your drag fix. Here are five drag shows that you can watch. Hosted on TLC and starring Drag Race Alumni: Alexis Michelle, BeBe Zahara Benet, Jujubee and Thorgy Thor. Four drag queens help an engaged woman to plan her upcoming wedding by giving her fashion advice and helping her to feel confident. Sure it’s cheesy but it’s full of

Podcast by women you should check out

Podcasts are a great way to feel better about yourself and listen to problems that you can relate to. Of course, the GIRLS IRL podcast is highly recommended and make sure you listen to it here. However, if you’ve listened to all of our episodes, we have some more recommendations for your podcast lovers. Here are just a few that you should check out. Michelle Williams and her friends let it all out as they reveal their mental health experiences such as with depression and anxiety. Hosted by Wil

How to Avoid Toxic Positivity

It’s always nice to be given a positive mantra and to try and uplift you – but it’s okay not to be okay. You shouldn’t have to always pretend that everything is fine or force yourself to be happy all the time, because that isn’t real. Toxic positivity is the assumption that someone should be happy no matter what the circumstances, and that you should have a positive mindset. Sadly, it’s not just a rare thing and can come in many different forms. It can be a friend who chooses to express frustra

Stop asking women when they’re going to have children

It’s officially time to stop asking women when they are going to have a baby and start a family. Women are no longer just for breeding and they have the choice whether they want to procreate. 2021 will be the year that people stop asking this silly question. NOT ALL WOMEN CAN For one, not all women can have children. To ask women when they are going to have children is offensive and rude. Some women have endometriosis and fertility issues which mean that pregnancy isn’t always possible. Many w

Losing weight is not a compliment

It’s typical for people to compliment others who have lost weight. We are a society focused on appearances. Someone who needs to lose weight for health concerns and are medically told to lose weight, are praised for their goals. It’s about maintaining a healthy physical weight and extending their lives. What isn’t great, is the general usage of losing weight as a compliment. Openly going up to a friend and commenting on how much they have lost weight and how great they look. This is not okay. B

5 drag queen podcasts should you listen to

Podcasts have become the new way of exploring topics that couldn’t be discussed on TV or in films. Did you know that there are many drag artists who have wonderful podcasts? Well, it’s about time you did, and here are five drag podcasts you should listen to. Hosted by the iconic Divina DeCampo and Ricky Williams, the show catches up with people from the drag world and delves deep into the obstacles they have faced and their journey of overcoming. The first episode featured RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

5 things to stop feeling guilty about

Young people have so much pressure put on them from previous generations, from such things as owning property to marriage. It may be hard for them to understand, but times have changed and it’s more difficult to achieve certain things – plus not everyone wants to abide by these things. Here are 5 things you need to stop feeling guilty about. With many recessions and a global pandemic, this one is understandable. Not everyone can afford to save for a house as rent is also too expensive these da

How to recycle beauty products

We use way too much plastic and bottles that could easily be reused! It’s time to start a revolution and recycle all of our beauty products. Don’t fear, we have the perfect guide of what you can recycle and how – you no longer will feel guilty plus save the planet in the process. Shampoos, conditioners and shower gels often come in plastic bottles and they are accepted at most recycling centres or in your plastic bin. Make sure you have emptied and cleaned them, but a trigger head or pump must

Life lessons learnt from Scrubs

Whilst Scrubs is still just a fictional show about doctors, it can still teach us many valuable lessons. Each character has their own arc in which they learn and adapt, here are a 5 lessons we learnt from the show Scrubs. Dr Kelso said it best to J.D: “Who the hell cares what anybody else thinks. Just look into your heart and do whatever the hell makes you happy.” Life is too short to be worried about making everyone happy. Just be kind and be yourself. IT’S OKAY TO BE A KID Turk and J.D alwa

5 board games to keep entertained with through lockdown

It’s difficult to switch off technology in this modern age, and even more so due to lockdown. Staring at a screen all day isn’t the best remedy for your mental health either. Board games are a great way to distance yourself from your phone whilst keeping your mind active and having fun whilst doing so. Here is a list of 5 entertaining board games to play with your family and keep you amused during lockdown: This board game series is inspired by escape rooms and uses a simple system which allow

Coolest pop-culture makeup collabs you should know about

Have you ever looked at your screen and thought, I wish I looked like them? Well, you don’t have to look far to recreate some of your favourite looks. Big make-up companies have started collaborations with pop culture icons and some of the most beloved shows from your childhood. Here are five of the best collections available to buy now. The hit Netflix show now has its own makeup range at NYX. Featuring a spell box full of colours to create countless bewitching looks with 30 shadows, two blus

Life lessons learnt from Friends

So, no one told you life was gonna be this way? It’s tough being an adult after watching TV shows that show it in such a more glamorous and hilarious way. This doesn’t mean that we can’t learn anything from them. Here are 5 life lessons to learn from Friends. Rachel starts as a spoilt rich girl, but became a successful individual working in the fashion industry. Friends shows you that your past will not hold you back from becoming a better version of yourself. KEEP TRYING FOR YOUR DREAM JOB
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