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We've all heard about ''going green'' but what about ''going blue''? 

While we might take great care to recycle and use sustainable supplies, there are other ways to take being eco-friendly one step further.

This is Project Blue Beauty, which focuses on positively impacting the community, oceans, air and planet at large and essentially, creating a better, bluer planet.

And hey, who doesn't want to protect our beautiful oceans? 

So what does Project Blue Beauty do?

Created by founder of Beauty Hereos, Jeannie Jarnot, it came together after a beach clean up in Oahu, Hawaii, which resulted in a collection of a staggering 700lbs of plastic.

Jeannie decided use her pull in the field of beauty to support ocean conservation and move towards zero-waste packaging, or packaging that is almost plastic free. 

Many brands are now reducing their packaging to being more transparent with their ingredients. 

The beauty industry is growing and changing every day – so what brands should you be aware of that are supporting Project Blue Beauty? 

First and foremost, Jeannie Jarnot's own brand, Beauty Heroes. 

Their partnership with 5 Gyres inspired them to launch glass straws and eco-luxurious utensil sets in their Beauty Store, and minimise the amount of 100% recyclable packaging their customers receive with their online orders.

Others include Laurel Whole Planet Organics, Honua Skincare, and Kahina Giving Beauty.

These three all work with the farmers who the founders source ingredients from to help sustain them.

Jeannie also recommends brands like Osmia Organics and Osea.

She said, ''Osmia really look at product life cycle all of the way through to the end.”

Plus they also plant a tree for every online order.

Osea does it's bit by working with sustainable seaweed harvesters and giving back to causes that support ocean health. 

So there are so many clean beauty brands that you can support, and therefore support going blue. 

It is still in the early stages, but we hope Blue Beauty takes off because the beauty products that we use every day have an impact on our planet and it's up to us to do our bit to help. 

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It's been revealed that Jay-Z and Queen Bey are set to record a top secret album together, due for release later this year.

The pair's first collaboration, Crazy in Love back in 2003 (how old does that makes us feel?!), started the ball rolling and every duo effort since then has fans begging for more.

Working together during the On the Run tour may have inspired the pair to head straight to the recording studio and capitalise on both the success of the tour and latest album, or is the decision yet another attempt to quash the rumours that all is not well in the Carter household?

What do you think? Is it for the love of the music or are Jay Z and Beyonce hoping that the more they work and produce together, the less likely we are to wonder exactly what went on in that elevator? 

We're not sure, but if they keep churning out belters like Drunk in Love, we won't be complaining.

 

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Remember when Kelly Osbourne got a tattoo on her head? Well, there was a pretty good reason behind it, apparently. 

Kelly has a big announcement to make, and by the looks of it, she’s been planning it for a while!

The TV star has not yet revealed the big news, but it seems to have something to do with a new project called Stories… By Kelly Osbourne.

Kelly has been uploading lots of teasers for the announcement, the tattoo being one of them. 

Her most recent clue was a drawing on the project’s official Instagram page with the caption: “Something to write home about… #storiesbyKO Have you guessed yet?!? XO Kelly.”

Check out the project's Instagram page and see if you can work out what she's been hiding from us! 

We are dying to know what her secret is, could it be a book Alexa Chung style but with Kelly’s edgy, humorous side?!

We’ll just have to wait and find out! 

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Every single gal is all too familiar with the nagging and prying from well-meaning family members.

‘When are you going to settle down with a nice man?’ is the question that’s dreaded by every girl sans beau at family weddings and trips home.

Well, one woman grew so tired of being pestered about settling down that she decided to take matters into her own hands.

Suzanne Heintz has been photographing her imaginary life with a mannequin husband and child – from proposal, to wedding, to family holidays – for 14 years now.

The 42-year-old American photographer  presents her work in a funny and thought-provoking series of snaps called ‘The Playing House Project: Life Once Removed’.

Suzanne was tired of the pressure to conform to expectations for a ‘woman her age to have a ring on her finger’.

“People said: “You’re such a nice girl, why aren’t you married?” explains Suzanne.

“Even my Mother must have thought she was setting me straight when she said: “Suzy, there’s nobody perfect out there. You just need to PICK somebody, if you’re going to settle down.

“I snapped back, ‘Mom! It’s not like I can go out and BUY a family! I can’t just MAKE it happen!” But then, I found a way. I bought a beautiful family… of mannequins,” said the photographer.

Suzanne was raised in the Mormon Church in New York, which she said was her first experience of the role of women as mum and homemaker.

“Seeing me work with the mannequins is such a peculiar and funny thing to witness, that people are immediately disarmed. As soon as that happens, their mind is open and impressionable.

“I thought it was high time to call this nonsense out publicly, because this notion of insufficiency is not just about me, nor exclusively about women in regards to marriage. It’s about anyone whose life doesn’t look the way it ‘should’” she said.

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Style princess Alexa Chung is the new face of Nails Inc.

The 30-year-old model and TV presenter will collaborate with the UK-based brand on a six-shade collection of fabric-inspired nail polishes that are set to launch in August.

Alexa announced the news on Twitter, writing, ”This is a thing”, and attached the ad-snap of her clutching a huge bottle of varnish.

She then added, ”That’s a normal size bottle. I’m just really small…”

In June, customers will be given a sneak preview of the range when a limited-edition shade called Red Lace goes on sale at nailsinc.com.

Busy bee Alexa also plans to create her very first clothing collection later this year.

She said, ”That’s going to be the first opportunity where I haven’t had a nine-to-five job – I’ve been doing Eyeko, I wrote a book, I did Fuse every day, and various other design gigs and DJing.

”So this will be the first time to actually sort of sit down and think about it. I’m going to get it off the ground hopefully in 2014.”

Alexa admits she hasn’t gotten very far with her collection.

”For the first collection? Oh god I don’t even know… See, that’s why I need some time to think about it!”

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