Tag: beauty

Back to Uni Fashion and Beauty Essentials

It’s a fresh New Year and the student loans have dropped, what a better excuse than to give yourself brand new additions to your wardrobe and beauty collection! It’s out with the old and in with the new, the high-street have sales still going on but the new trends are starting to make an appearance …

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12 January 2016
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Make-up at school- what’s all the fuss about?

By Paige Mckillop It’s happening again! That years old debate – which I don’t quite fondly remember from my years in secondary school – on whether pupils should be allowed to wear make-up has reared its ugly head once again. If I’m completely honest I’m sick of it already! This most recent story tells the …

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09 January 2016
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Contouring- Let’s stop already!

By Paige McKillop If you haven’t heard of or don’t know what contouring is then where have you been?! You’ve quite possibly spent the last couple of years trapped under some unconceivably heavy object, unable to reach any form of social media, or you’ve quite simply been walking around with your eyes closed. For those …

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08 January 2016
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Scratch Super Savers: DIY Apple & Honey Face Mask

During the exam period and preparing for a dissertation or project, the stress of university are becoming all too real. Going to the spa is a long lost dream and far too costly for the student budget. Fear not we’ve found a quick fix to rejuvenate your tired skin and put your mind at ease. …

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07 January 2016
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Contour and Highlight like a pro using L.A Girl HD Pro concealers

With many thanks to Youtube tutorials and the increase in celebrity makeup artists setting up makeup seminars, the once unattainable makeup knowledge that we longed for has been finally handed down to us. Basic faces are no longer an issue. Our played out makeup strategies are no longer acceptable and finally the makeup wearing population …

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07 January 2016
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5 Amazing NYE Makeup Looks

Ah, New Year’s Eve, the time where we say goodbye to our mistakes in 2015 and to look forward to what mystifying things 2016 will bring. Whatever you’re doing tonight, make sure your makeup is on ‘fleek’ -after all, who wants to cringe with shame the morning after when you see all the selfies with …

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31 December 2015
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Best Beauty Gifts This Season

  By Lorna Ricketts With Christmas right around the corner you may be struggling to find the perfect gift for your favourite beauty lover. Luckily for you I’ve done all the hard work and created a roundup of the most beautiful beauty gift of the season. Kicking off with a limited edition range that’s been hard …

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22 December 2015
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CLOTHES SHOW LIVE 2015 -DAY 1

The fashion and beauty team at Scratch attended the clothes show’s opening day and it was so much fun! Surprisingly, it seemed really relaxed compared to other years I’ve been there as usually I find it to be hectic with huge crowds of excited tweens! I really enjoyed mooching around the independent retail section as …

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05 December 2015
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Birmingham DJ Noreen Khan to open the new Body Shop in Grand Central

Top Birmingham and Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan will be cutting the ribbon to open the latest The Body Shop store at Birmingham’s New Street Station – the final shop to open in the newly revamped complex this year. The popular DJ, who has a weekday radio show on BBC Asian Network and over 70k …

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25 November 2015
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All about that BASE

By Toni Morris Makeup primers are put on before applying foundation to sometimes even out skin tones, mattifye the skin and also enhance the longevity of how long your makeup lasts on your face. TOP TIP: LESS IS MORE! For most primers you only need a pea sized amount per application to get the best …

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25 November 2015
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