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Urban Decay is truly raining down blessings upon us by welcoming NAKED Honey to the world.

The 12-pan eyeshadow palette has a mixture of beautiful golden, brown and amber hues, in a range of glitters, mattes and shimmers. We cannot cope. 

Legendary newly appointed queen of everything that moves; Lizzo, was first to break the exciting news about the latest NAKED palette. 


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The Juice singer gave us a glimpse of what the palette looks like in real life, modelling it in a stunning selfie that has us throwing money at Urban Decay.

The 12 shades have been designed to give a 'retro golden glow', which sounds like a sweet treat to us. Who doesn't love a good glow? 


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The beauty brand described the newbie as; "12 all-new, golden neutrals that include classic golds, warm ambers, and rich chocolate browns." 

They added; "Reach for our go-to shade Amber (it practically glows), create the perfect hazy, smoked-out eye with Sting (warm brown matte), or get hooked on Honey (intense gold metallic) for the ultimate ’70s statement eye."


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The palette will go on sale from September 13, 2019 at on Urban Decay's website, and will cost €45 (£42).

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Ever wonder what flavour your favourite song is? Yep, neither have we – and that's why we're a tad confused by this new machine.

Japanese company NOMLAB has invented a juicer, aptly named Squeeze Music, that turns your favourite song into a drink.

The machine analyses the emotional content of the tune, and then transforms it into liquid.

Each feeling has a specific genre:

  • Happy = Sweet

  • Excited = Sour

  • Romantic = Astringent

  • Sentimental = Salty

  • Sad = Bitter

And while music genres produce many more feelings that those five, NOMLAB is looking into incorporating five more feelings into the machines very soon.

According to Indy100, the developers of Squeeze Music said: "At a music festival for example, you can enjoy the experience to have a drink blended according to a song while listening to it at a gig.

"Moreover, we can mix alcohol so it could be served as cocktails in a bar if people want to try that out."

The introduction of alcohol has made it much more appealing to us… but is this just total millennial notions?


Arguably juicing has had its day; sure didn't we leave all that nonsense behind back in 2014, swapping over to 'clean' eating instead?

However, judging by a load of new-year-new-you social posts, a fondness for jucing lingers still. 

Welcome to the dreaded juice detox: usually a hellish 72-stint where suckers-for-punishment eat NOTHING but blended fruit and veg.


The upside? You can lose around 4kg/9lbs in three days – a weight-loss bang-for-your-buck that's certainly headline-grabbing.

The downside? You might go insane. That and the likelihood of cracking on day two and diving headfirst into a mega-tub of Nutella is, well, high.

Here's what to expect from your ill-adviced 72-hour a juice diet:

1) Headaches

A dull-headache that no amount of water seems to placate. Certainly, you shouldn't plan on doing anything too taxing – either mentally or psychically – during your juice-stint. 

2) Fawning

Suddenly, every tiny insignificant morsel of food seems hugely appetising and oh-so delicious. A week-old apple? Delightful! A scrap of bread? Oh, what culinary delights! Three almonds? Our kingdom for those three almonds! 

3) Tremors

We're not talking full-on seizure here (if that happens, you know, call your doctor) but more of a slight, unexpected hand quiver by day three. 

4) Grumpiness 

You'll do a lot of moaning over those three days – largely because you're so hungry. All. The. Time.

5) Insomnia

An empty tum does not make for a restful night's sleep – so yes, you'll be wrecked as well as starving. 

6) Forward-planning

You wake up on day three and the end is in sight. This can mean only one thing: you start planning your escape. Bread, butter, chips, crisps – the whole lot will be on that throw-caution-to-the-wind menu once you're done detoxing.

7) Stupidity

A load of the weight you lose is just from being dehydrated and having nothing in your stomach – so you're shedding MAX a kilo-odd of actual fat. When this dawns on you a week after returning to your normal size, you'll wonder why on earth you bothered.


Juicing has become all the rage over the last few years, and advocates are certainly reaping in the benefits from it.

That's because fruit juice has a seriously long list of benefits and most of us should really be consuming more of it than we do. 

Here's a breakdown of our favourite juices and what makes them so healthy for us…


Watermelon Juice

This is made up of 90 percent water which pretty much makes it the most hydrating juice drink out there. It is full of antioxidants too which help fight the chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and even cancer. 


Orange Juice

We all know that orange juice is full of vitamin C but did you know that this is what keeps you having a healthy immune system? It also fights off damage causing radicals which can lead to high blood pressure.


Pomegranate Juice

This is your antioxidant bomb. Filled with vitamins E and C, this juice drink helps to reduce wrinkles and protect against sun damage. 


Blueberry Juice

Blueberries are linked to reducing all types of mental health disorders, with a strong link to beating Alzheimer's disease. They have high mounts of flavonoids which are linked to lowering the chances of diabetes as well as lowering blood pressure. 


Grapefruit Juice

This juice drink aids in releasing excess water retention, which we all hate! It also boosts your metabolism, strengthens your immune system and helps in weight loss control.


Cranberry Juice

Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, cranberry juice has great anti-inflammatory components which help prevent kidney stones and other kidney infections. 


That's all you need to know: now lets get juicing!


It’s the diet fad that refuses to go away: juicing. Yes, despite the fact that it’s more-or-less starvation otherwise-sane folk are opting to juice away their lumps and bumps via three-, five-, or even (gulp!) seven-day programmes.

Wheatgrass, kale, spinach, lime, celery, cucumber, beetroot, and carrot are for the more ambitious juicers – novices opt to integrate apple, kiwi, orange, berries, and grapefruits in a bid to make their concoctions more palatable.

Nicole Richie says she's a big fan of juice

Most plans recommend a course of four juices over the course of the day. Water and herbal teas are permitted to keep those (many) hunger pangs at bay, but caffeine, alcohol, and – more importantly – food is out. Still, advocates swear you can shed up to a stone in five days.

Some opt to go it alone, whizzing up ingredients freshly themselves. Others feel they need expert intervention, having the juices delivered to their door at a cost of at least €80.

Kathryn Thomas, Julianne Moore, and Millie Mackintosh are just some of the names who have given juice a go. Nicole Richie is another fan, admitting “I am what you can call a juice fanatic. I always carry around a green juice. They provide lots of energy when I’m running around.”


Gwyneth Paltrow is more cautious, however. Writing for the Telegraph, she commented: "I've done juice cleanses in the past, and in my 20s I did the Master Cleanse, which left me hallucinating after 10 days," adding: "Be aware: a juice detox can crash your metabolism and lead to future weight gain."

Here, we take a cold hard look at the pros and cons of juice diets:

Good: Stick with it and the plans are a great way to kick-start a general healthy-eating plan and crack bad dietary habits. Your stomach will shrink and you’ll subsequently be satisfied on less food.

Bad: Mid-way through day two you’ll be sorely tempted to dive head first into the biscuit tin while simultaneously ringing the chipper for an emergency delivery.

Good: If you don’t regularly integrate fruits and vegetables into your diet, juicing is a great way to make sure you’re hitting your vitamin and mineral targets

Bad: Most Irish people don’t eat enough fibre as it is – and by blending your ingredients into a juice, you’re removing pretty much all the fibre present in the first place.

Good: If you’re panicking because you don’t fit into your wedding dress a week before your Big Day, juicing could well solve that problem for you.

Bad: Unless you’re committed to overhauling your diet long-term, you’ll quickly put back on any weight lost via juicing very quickly.

Gwyneth Paltrow has warned that juicing can lead to weight-gain

Good: Some people claim that once ketosis – where your body begins to break down stored fats – kicks in around day three you’ll no longer be hungry.

Bad: You’ll be miserable for most of the diet. Every tiny morsel of food will seem almost impossibly tempting; every waft of freshly-baked bread or hint of sausages grilling on a barbecue will send you insane.

Good: You’ll free up time ordinarily spent preparing and eating meals, allowing you to read the book you never finished, catch up on much-needed sleep, or watch a box set.

Bad: You’ll become a social recluse. You won’t be able to meet friends for a drink, lunch, brunch or dinner. Being around food while you sip water would probably prove too much, but you won’t have the energy or concentration span to bother anyway.


The Juice People, based in Covent Garden in London, have invented a juice that, according to them, is the answer to your hay fever woes. They claim that the juice, which is made of pineapple, lemon, apple and ginger, is so full of vitamin C in order to “enhance its pollen-levelling effects and minimise the immune system’s response”.

Adrianna Stoyanova, The Juice People’s in house nutritionist, says that sufferers should drink the juice every morning, and have another throughout the day if they need it. According to her:

“The juice works as a fabulous alternative to conventional Hayfever remedies,

“The ingredients have natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties that help to supress and relieve the symptoms of hay fever as well as aiding your body in the fight against the pollen.

“The pineapple, apple and lemon produce a serious kick of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that you should be taking more of throughout the summer if you suffer from hayfever.

“As an all-natural remedy this fights with your body rather than against it and also helps to boost energy and aid nutrition.”

You can make the juice yourself by blending one thumb size piece of ginger, half an unwaxed lemon (including zest and skin), a 4cm wedge of pineapple and one apple.

Well, you may as well try – it can’t do any harm!


We would juice nearly anything, but brussel sprouts? No.

Marks and Spencer are going to be selling bottles of sprout juice this October as part of their Christmas range. Sandra Ziles, head of product development in M&S said: “You can’t beat our Brussels sprout juice – we hope it will convert a few non-sprout eaters to the green side.”

Well, the juice isn’t JUST brussel sprouts – it’s got apple and pear juice mixed in with it, so there’s a small chance it’ll taste ok.

Would you chance it?



Solid snacks mightn’t be the only reason your new dress didn’t fit any more!

If you thought dessert was bad for your waistline, just wait until you read about these five drinks that have more hidden calories than a large brownie at 230 calories.

1. Orange Juice
This brunch staple has about 258 calories in each 400g serving. We might pass on mimosas this weekend!

2. Cranberry Juice
This is a popular cocktail mix but even without alcohol, a 400g bottle of cranberry juice still contains about 260 calories.

3. Grape Juice
Around four glasses of grape juice comes out to about 270 calories. Way higher than you would have expected, right?

4. Chocolate Milk
Just two glasses of chocolate milk contains around 254 calories. But it tastes so good!

5. Dessert wine
Two glasses of sweet dessert wine pack about 320 calories. Maybe time to try another nightcap?


Replace your coffee with this great juice in the mornings. It’s great for boosting energy levels, clearing your skin, detoxing your junk-food metabolism … we could go on.

It’s really easy and there aren’t a lot of ingredients; being healthy has never been so economical!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrot
  • fresh ginger, about 2 tsp

What you’ll need to do:

Simply put all of the ingredients into a blender, cover with water and blend until smooth. For an even smoother and juice-like consistency put the blended mixture through a sieve. Strain into a bottle and take it with you on the go.