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'I started shouting at the midwives': the stress of giving birth under lockdown

Having a baby is always nerve-racking – and women now have unexpected worries to contend with. New mothers share their stories of ‘incredible’ midwives, and the joy and pain of giving birth during a pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHelen Simmons, a 28-year-old film producer from London, went into labour with her second child on the evening of 30 March – exactly a week after Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown. “It felt like a 1960s-style birth,” she j...
Tags: Health, London, Life and style, Society, World news, Hospitals, Health & wellbeing, NHS, Boris Johnson, Childbirth, Charles, Midwifery, Simmons, Coronavirus outbreak


Jo Malone London Blossoms: Waterlily, Yuja, Silk Tree, and Osmanthus Cologne

  Jo Malone London launched the BLOSSOMS series of colognes, in limited number, as a British love letter from the brand characterized by four spring floral aromas. The collection reflects the tranquility of a spring garden; serenity, offered by the aromas of gentle spring florals awakened after the cold winter days. The frosted glass of the flacons adds to the icy fresh image of each of the s... Read full article: Jo Malone London Blossoms: Waterlily, Yuja, Silk Tree, and Osmanthus Cologne ...
Tags: Fashion, London, Jo Malone, Jo Malone London, Fragrantica Perfumes, Osmanthus Cologne


Atkinsons 44 Gerrard Street

The London-based niche brand with a rich historical heritage promoting the dandy lifestyle Atkinsons 1799 celebrates more than 200 years of "perfume snobbery" (which is their own cheeky slogan) and launches a new edition in The Emblematic Collection called 44 Gerrard Street, after the address of their first store. "This charming cologne celebrates the location of Atkinsons 1799’s first store, ... Read full article: Atkinsons 44 Gerrard Street from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
Tags: Fashion, London, Fragrantica Perfumes, Atkinsons, Gerrard Street


6 Dermatologists and Skin Experts Explain Why Your Breakouts Are Out of Control Right Now

Has your skin been breaking out like crazy or drier than usual since we all started self-isolating? Because mine certainly has. And after talking to other POPSUGAR editors and posting about it on Instagram, we've learned that a lot of people feel like their skin is freaking out right now. Much of it can be attributed to higher levels of stress and anxiety, sure, but we couldn't help wondering if there might be more to it. Turns out we were on to something. As dermatologist Shari Marchbein, MD, ...
Tags: UK, London, New York City, NHS, Beauty, Vitamin D, Skin Care, Marshall, Gilbert, Paula, Shoppable, Anjali Mahto, Popsugar, Erin Gilbert, Mahto, Pamela Marshall


I Tried Biologique Recherche P50

I was on a trip to London and had a breakout.  I had retinol with me but I wanted something strong in a different way, and on my way through Liberty London, I went through the skincare department, as... Visit CanadianBeauty.com to read the rest of this article.
Tags: London, Beauty, Skin Care, Liberty London, Biologique Recherche


Fantasia de Fleurs by Creed

Perfume PosseFantasia de Fleurs by Creed Hi there Posse. Fantasia de Fleurs is alleged to have been created for Empress Sisi of Austria (1837-98). I was living in London back in the 1990s . David, one of my mates I was at ballet school with, was… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseFantasia de Fleurs by Creed
Tags: Reviews, London, Style, Shopping, Review, David, Austria, Beauty, Perfume, Fragrance, Creed, Sisi, Portia, Perfume Reviews, Perfume review, Amazing Perfume Bloggers


We Got Married Over Zoom, From Two Different Cities

Welcome to Love Lockdown: a weekly column about how people are navigating romantic relationships in the time of coronavirus. This week, Mehreen, from Essex, tells Alice Snape about marrying her fiancé Charlie last weekend over Zoom.“I was always going to be at my parents’ house in Essex on the morning of my wedding – although I didn’t imagine this. Me getting ready in my childhood bedroom, in isolation with my parents. Doing my own makeup from my party palette, rather than the bridal look I’d pl...
Tags: UK, London, News, France, Lifestyle, Essex, Sri Lanka, Charlie, I am Muslim, Mehreen, Alice Snape


Queen Elizabeth ‘dresses up’ as a Sex Pistol, Trekkie and more

Queen Elizabeth II is legendary for throwing shade with her retina-scorching fashion sense. “What she cannot overtly say with language she secretly says with clothes,” wrote London journalist Sali Hughes in her 2019 book, “Our Rainbow Queen: A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Her Colorful Wardrobe” (Plume). “Truly, Elizabeth II’s trolling through fashion could...
Tags: Fashion, London, Elizabeth Ii, Elizabeth, Sali Hughes


Walk on by: why do we ignore bad behaviour?

It’s a familiar scenario: a packed train or bus, an unpleasant loudmouth picking on a lone passenger... and nobody does anything. What drives us to look away – and can we change?What makes a hero? According to a popular meme going around at the moment, intentions matter more than actions. “Your grandparents were called to war,” it says. “You’re being called to sit on the couch.” In a way, sitting around and doing nothing is a new type of heroism, because going out and living life as normal makes...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Bullying, Religion, Race, Neuroscience, Life and style, Society, Asma Shuweikh, Shuweikh


Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation

I love ya, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’d just feel a little bit better. Give it a try, okay? —Neil Diamond Thus quoth singer-songwriter Neil Diamond on March 23, before launching into his surprisingly sturdy monster hit, "Sweet Caroline," having reworked its lyrics to promote hand-washing and social distancing to help control the spread of COVID-19. He’s not wrong about the therapeutic benefits of group singing. Ditto the imperative to resist gathering publicly, or ev...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, London, College, Life, Creativity, Current Affairs, Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Neil Diamond, Goldman, Hyde Park, David Byrne, Don, Facebook Twitter


Yes, You Should Be Wearing (and Reapplying) Sunscreen While Self-Isolating Indoors

For a lot of people, the last thing they're thinking about right now is whether or not they should be reapplying sunscreen after their 1 p.m. Zoom work call. But there are a lot of reasons why you shouldn't let this essential skin-care step fall by the wayside, even if you're spending most of your time indoors. "Daily sunscreen use can help guard against skin cancer and premature skin aging", said Dr Anjali Mahto, a London-based consultant dermatologist. That means come rain, wind, or shine, pro...
Tags: London, Beauty, Uva, Skin Care, Sunscreen, Tabata, Shoppable, Anjali Mahto, Mahto, UVB rays, Daniel Issacs, Cadogan Clinic, Susan Mayou, Anne Wetter, Medicine Journal


Gozo and Unue - Two New Fragrances by Jeroboam

  Just a few weeks ago, Jovoy, "the embassy of rare perfumes", celebrated its ten years of existence with a press day and a cruise on the Seine. They took the opportunity to unveil the two new perfumes within the Jeroboam line of Extraits de Parfum: Gozo, available since the 1st quarter of 2020 in Jovoy stores in Paris and London, and Unue, an Selfridges London exclusive, which was launched  ea... Read full article: Gozo and Unue - Two New Fragrances by Jeroboam from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
Tags: Fashion, London, Paris, Gozo, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jovoy, Unue an Selfridges London


I’m 27 & I Was Hospitalized With Coronavirus

Millennials haven’t been too concerned about contracting coronavirus. While we aren’t all as irresponsible as the young people caught on camera during spring break in Florida (“If I get corona, I get corona”), most people’s concerns have seemed to lie with the economic fallout of the pandemic. We might not be able to pay our rent but we’re young! We’re healthy! We do Barry’s Bootcamp twice a week! Even if we do get it, we’ll be fine. After all, the early messaging was clear: the older you are, t...
Tags: Florida, UK, London, Cdc, Sex, World Health Organization, Barry, Bootcamp, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Marlboro Reds


3000 guys showed up to an online sex party in the UK

Not content to let social distancing stall out their sexy Sundays, a club in the UK took its weekly naked party online. A staggering 3,000 people joined in the video chat. SBN (stark, bollock, naked) holds naked parties each Sunday in South London. With COVID-19 locking down societies on both sides of the Atlantic, club promoters opted to take the party online via video chat. Whereas 600 people will often show up to the party in London, the aforementioned 3,000 joined via the internet. Apparent...
Tags: Feature, UK, London, Entertainment, Scotland, Lifestyle, Spain, Atlantic, South London, Max, Jamie, Martin, SBN, Sex Club, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Billionaires, please back off – we can't all self-isolate on a giant yacht

David Geffen and the world’s second-home owners need to stop with their social media smugness. Not everyone can ride out the crisis like themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHow can I make self-isolation more glamorous?Jeremy, London Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, London, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Digital Media, Kirstie Allsopp, David Geffen, Coronavirus outbreak


Singapore High Court upholds law banning gay sex

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by BIG KID (BK) (@johnsonbigkid) on Jun 4, 2019 at 8:36pm PDT Singapore’s High Court today upheld Section 377A: a colonial-era law that bans sex between men. The law had been challenged by three activists – including local DJ Big Kid (pictured top) – who say it’s unconstitutional. Following hearings in November, the court considered and ruled on all three app...
Tags: Facebook, London, Life, Singapore, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Reuters, Ong, The High Court, Singapore High Court, Wils, Big Kid, Gay Sex, Johnson Ong, Roy Tan


James Bond gun collection stolen in London raid

Pistols from Die Another Day, Walther PPK from A View to a Kill and special chrome Magnum from Live and Let Die among items taken in burglaryAn “irreplaceable” collection of prop guns used in James Bond films has been stolen from a house in Enfield, north London.Five deactivated guns, including Beretta Cheetah and Tomcat pistols from Die Another Day and the iconic Walther PPK handgun used in A View to a Kill are among the weapons reported taken. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, London, Crime, Film, Life and style, UK News, Culture, James Bond, Weapons technology, Collecting, Enfield, Thrillers (film, Beretta Cheetah


James Cordon feiert virtuelles Musikfestival mit Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa & BTS

Coachella wurde zwar wegen Corona vom April auf den Oktober 2020 verschoben, aber das heißt nicht, dass du in diesem Frühling komplett auf Live-Musik verzichten musst. Denn: Der Moderator James Corden plant nämlich ein virtuelles Musikfestival mit einem Line-up, das sich sehen lassen kann! Der große Vorteil am The Late Late Show-Special namens HomeFest ist, du kannst richtig große Musiker*innen aus der ganzen Welt performen sehen, musst dafür aber weder ekelige Dixi-Klos, noch Rückensch...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, America, Los Angeles, Elton John, Cbs, Tim McGraw, Andrea Bocelli, James Cordon, Uhr, Marz, Aber, Musiker, Denn, Dienstag


Other sports no. 3: Don King and the 45 minute answer

It was the week before the Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.I'd been at the first fight when Holyfield had pulled off a major upset by stopping Tyson in the eleventh round, even though beforehand there was a concern that Evander might actually die in the ring. He had been diagnosed with a heart condition that he now claimed had been cured by a faith healer.As a piece of sporting theatre it was the most exciting thing I'd seen. Afterwards both fighters cam...
Tags: Florida, England, New York, London, Sex, US, NFL, America, Atlanta, New York Times, Fifa, Las Vegas, Mike Tyson, Lloyds, Oklahoma, Ioc


Vert Fougere by Floris London: A New Fragrance

  The storied London house of Floris has recently released a new fragrance, Vert Fougere. According to the press release from the creative team, the company's aim was to "reinvent the traditional Fougere genre." We tend to hear such phrases quite often, and they normally don't mean much, so one really stops taking them seriously. It's like a ritual that is not truly binding for anyone, so... Read full article: Vert Fougere by Floris London: A New Fragrance from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
Tags: Fashion, London, Floris, Floris London, Fougere, Vert Fougere


Jameela Jamil Just Made a Case For Minimalist Rhinestone Nail Art, and We're All Ears

Jameela Jamil was recently photographed for Vogue India Beauty, where she showed off a few of the makeup looks she did herself and her manicure, which might just be the inspiration for our next DIY nail-art project. For the shoot, the Good Place star wore a design with the top half of her nails painted a silver polish, with tiny rhinestones dotted along each of her fingers. The nail look was the work of New York City-based nail artist Julie Kandalec, who's also made manicure magic on stars lik...
Tags: London, New York City, Beauty, Vogue, Nail Art, Jamil, Jameela Jamil, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Nails, Julie Kandalec, Halima Aden, Vogue India Beauty, Camila Cabello Millie Bobby Brown


Ich bin Sexarbeiterin & das Coronavirus ruiniert mein Business

Um die Verbreitung des Coronavirus zu stoppen, wird in vielen Ländern die Sexarbeit extrem eingeschränkt oder sogar verboten. Erst vor kurzem ist Letzteres in Deutschland passiert. Letzte Woche zum Beispiel verkündete die Bundeskanzlerin in einer Fernsehansprache, dass bundesweit alle Bordelle bis auf Weiteres geschlossen werden. Im Vereinigten Königreich dagegen, gibt es derzeit nur Aufforderungen von Politiker*innen, sich von jeglichem Körperkontakt zu anderen fern zu halten. Doch auch we...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Jane, Auch, Wie, Panik, Weil, Weise, Massen, Oder, Kosten, Sorgen, Anfragen, Monat, Zahl


How Parsis shaped India’s taste for soft drinks

A bottle of Pallonji’s raspberry soda comes with this helpful disclaimer: “Contains no fruit.” Electric red in colour, and syrupy sweet to the taste, the raspberry soda is a beloved cultural icon of India’s fast-disappearing Parsi community – as well as the endangered Irani cafes in the western city of Mumbai. Article by Dinyar Patel | BBC It is pure, fizzy nostalgia. But peer more closely into one of Pallonji’s ancient glass bottles and you can discern a story of much greater significance: ho...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Life, Singapore, India, Iran, Bbc, Food And Drink, Mumbai, Coca Cola, Duke, Hyderabad, Rogers, Kolkata, Bombay


How we met: ‘He was the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. I asked him: “Are you single?”’

Hannah Whitfield, 31, works for the Labour party; Imran Mahamedally, 44, works on the London underground – where they metHannah was on her way home from work in London when she noticed the tube attendant on the platform. “I just thought he was the most beautiful man I had ever seen.” This was three years after a painful breakup, when she believed she was, finally, “totally at peace” with being single.She felt “a fluttering feeling” as their eyes met. “I’ve never felt such intense magnetism,” she...
Tags: London, Relationships, Life and style, Labour, HANNAH, Hannah Whitfield, Imran Mahamedally


London books 300 hotel rooms for the homeless amid coronavirus pandemic

The rooms will be booked for the next 12 weeks.
Tags: London, Sex


‘Some soles last 1,000 years in landfill’: the truth about the sneaker mountain

As trainer consumption booms, so does the number of unwanted shoes. Can anything be done with them?Sneaker Con is an aircraft-hangar-sized convention that smells worse and worse as the day goes on. I am at the London edition of the event, but it’s just been in Las Vegas, and is soon due to be in Berlin, then New York. Thousands of sneakerheads have paid the £25 entry fee and are browsing merchandise stalls piled high with sneakers. The price tags on these shoes are not for the faint-hearted: £55...
Tags: Fashion, London, Berlin, Life and style, Women's Shoes, Las Vegas, Women's Sportswear, Helen, Luke, Men's sportswear, Men's Shoes


The Daily Dose: An Oscar-winning evening with a legend

Photo by David Hindley Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our Queerantined: Daily Dose series. Every day as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a bingable title to keep you extra busy. The Misty-Eyed: Judy Renee Zellwegger took home her second Oscar last month for her performance as Judy Garland in this biopic. It’s ...
Tags: Feature, London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Judy, Judy Garland, Garland, Daily Dose, Zellwegger, David Hindley, Queerantined, Judy Renee Zellwegger, Judy Garland AdBridg


Von Museum bis Unterwasserwelt: Virtuelle Touren, die du jetzt machen kannst

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah Man nennt es nicht ohne Grund World Wide Web. Es gibt unendlich viel Content, in dem wir uns in der Zeit des Social Distancing verlieren können. Unzählige Podcasts, Hörbücher, Onlinemagazine, Filme und Serien warten nur darauf, von uns entdeckt zu werden. Es gibt virtuelle Chaträume, um mit anderen in Kontakt zu bleiben und Online-Kurse, die wie belegen können. Und mit der Hilfe von Drohnen, Kameras und Augmented-Reality-Tools kannst du jeder Zeit einen vi...
Tags: Google, Utah, Fashion, Music, London, Berlin, New York City, Alaska, Paris, Tate Modern, Van Gogh, Louvre, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Tipps, Kontakt, Tate


New Niche Brand: TRUE BRIT LONDON

Recently, we were informed about the launch of new niche perfume brand True Brit London. The brand was founded by Kate Cavan who collaborated with Francois Robert, a well known 4th Generation perfumer, to transmit a full spectrum of herbs and flowers, assisted by perfumers Mireille Picard, Elodie Durande, Tristan Badard and Nathalie Rouquet. The perfumes are created to evoke 'royal luxury' and em... Read full article: New Niche Brand: TRUE BRIT LONDON from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
Tags: Fashion, London, François Robert, Kate Cavan, Mireille Picard Elodie Durande Tristan Badard, Nathalie Rouquet


Gay bathhouse blasts other venues as ‘immoral’ for staying open

After Lance Bass was criticized for keeping his West Hollywood restaurant and bar open (Rocco's) and allowed crowds to pack in, while other local businesses closed to assist public health efforts, now management of a bathhouse in London is issuing similar criticisms of a similar situation
Tags: London, Life, Lifestyle, Lance Bass, Queerty, Gaycities Link, West Hollywood, Rocco, Bathhouses



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