This week we’re wearing…Aztec

Me wearing my new aztec outfit - Dress, £15, boohoo.com; Tights, £3, New Look

Me wearing my new aztec outfit – Dress, £15, boohoo.com; Tights, £3, New Look

Ladder back detail on boohoo.com dress (£15)

Ladder back detail on boohoo.com dress (£15)

Words by Steph Hodgkinson

Up and down the high street there’s one trend that’s everywhere at the moment: aztec. The bright and bold print is quickly becoming this summer’s hottest trend and a staple for every girl’s wardrobe.

Whether it’s monochrome or multi-coloured, there’s something eye-catching for everyone this season. New Look are particularly nailing the look with their extensive collection of crop tops, bandeaus, midi and maxi dresses and shorts. Boohoo have also followed suit with their ‘Aztec Invasion’ collection.

Sally Crosby, who works for Topshop, says the look is back in: “It’s definitely on-trend to wear aztec this season, and it’s one of this summer’s staples along with midi and maxi dresses.”

Ashley Tisdale in a sequinned aztec dress

Ashley Tisdale in a sequinned aztec dress. Image courtesy of  www.californiastyleonline.com

Dress down the look for daytime with an aztec top and stonewashed jeans, or glam it up with wedges and a colourful midi dress – the perfect alternative to a maxi for petite girls.

Celebrities from Ashley Tisdale to Megan Fox have been spotted rocking the trend recently. So what are you waiting for? Here’s our pick of the best aztec pieces from the high street…

Megan Fox rocking an aztec dress. Image courtesy of www.celebrityfashionista.com

New Look

Red & blue aztec midi, £16.99

Red & blue aztec midi, £16.99

Monochrome stripe sleeveless aztec midi dress, £14.99

Pink and black sleeveless crop top, £9.99

Cameo Rose multicoloured crop top, £7.99

Cameo Rose multicoloured crop top, £7.99

Pink and purple zig zag maxi tube skirt, £16.99

Pink and purple zig zag maxi tube skirt, £16.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boohoo.com

Amie embroidered denim hotpants, £20

Amie embroidered denim hotpants, £20

Frankie strip aztec crop racer shirt, £15

Frankie stripe aztec crop racer shirt, £15

Izzy tie front playsuit, £18

Izzy tie front playsuit, £18

Astrella aztec monochrome leggings, £8

Astrella aztec monochrome leggings, £8

Ezra light aztec leggings, £8

Ezra light aztec leggings, £8

All images above courtesy of New Look or Boohoo

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Style Icons: Hayley Williams

by Leigh Morley

She’s known as the extremely colourful lead singer of pop-punk band Paramore, and Hayley Williams is one lady deserving of a style icon title.

Her band Paramore recently knocked Justin Timberlake off the number one slot in the USA Billboard charts with their fourth self titled album, not 24 hours into its release. 2013 comes as a welcome good year for Hayley, who suffered a lot of criticism over the years when two band mates quit the band, claiming that Hayley was a ‘glorified solo artist’. Paramore continued as a threesome however, with Miss Williams biting back, adding: “I could never see myself solo. I originally wanted to be the drummer for Paramore, sat all the way back and away from all the attention.”

ImageHayley at Nylon’s 2013 annual pool party

Hayley admits that she was never really fashion concious until the last few years. Her love of experimenting with make up and clothing came when she finally let a make up artist shape her eyebrows during a photo shoot and liked how polished she appeared.
“Before I wouldn’t even wear foundation,” the Now singer said during a recent interview with Nylon. “But soon after that shoot I began playing with eye shadow and more and more things. I was a super tomboy but now I love playing with fashion.”

Hayley’s signature orange hair recently underwent a change when the flame haired songstress dyed half of it pink. Her trademark hair has constantly been imitated, and this new style is no exception. Her famous ‘baby bangs’ has come under scrutiny, but that doesn’t stop her rocking the bizarre fringe.

ImageHayley at the 2013 MTV movie awards. Loving the underpants clutch!

The 24 year old’s quirky style has recently nabbed her the cover of April’s Nylon issue and a contract with MAC make up, something Hayley never thought would happen. The MAC range includes multiple orange products, such as orange lipstick, eye shadow and nail polish, with Hayley admitting it’s because orange is the ‘colour of her soul’.

ImageHayley on stage

Never one to follow the trends, the Paramore singer is rarely seen in heels, and instead would rather wear Vans trainers and hang out with her band mates, Jeremy and Taylor. The monster success of their fourth album is still ongoing, with the band now heading out on a worldwide tour, starting with North America.

ImageWith fellow Paramore bandmates, Jeremy (left) and Taylor (right)

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How To Get a Good Tattoo

by Leigh Morley

Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be heavily tattooed. I’ve always seen my skin as a blank canvas that needs to be painted with beautiful pictures. However other people, such as my grandparents and some employers, don’t exactly see tattoo culture the way I do and have opinions based on tattoos they see on the guests of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Tattoo culture is not someone’s name on your face when you’ve known them for three months. It’s not a flower decorated in tribal on the top of your arm. It isn’t names of your children or some swirls on your foot, or a daffodil exploding into birds on your back. These are just some examples of clichéd, contrived and simply awful tattoos that are etched onto people randomly by a greedy tattoo artist who probably spent less than half an hour designing for their client.

By all means, have your children’s name tattooed on you, but please, get the names tattooed the right way, by someone who actually took the time to get to know your skin. The point is, people are starting to lose sight of what tattooing actually means. These days anybody can open up a studio with the right money and buy a tattoo gun.

Which brings me to my point. The tattoo industry is starting to fall apart, leading people to believe that anyone who makes the commitment to decorate their body is a bit of an idiot.

With Cheryl Cole’s multiple tattoo cover ups on her lower back and ‘that’ hand tattoo that millions have tried and failed miserably to imitate.

ImageOne of Cheryl’s most famous tattoos

Leading tattooist of Loaded Forty Four tattoo studio Danielle Mills explains: “Celebrities like Cheryl Cole, Rihanna and Harry Styles have a lot to answer for.” The celebrities in question constantly make headlines for their poor, mismatched tattoos which people seem to admire. “It kills me because celebrities have the access and the funds to the best tattooists in the world and they come out with the worst. Rihanna and Cheryl’s hand tattoos are abysmal and Harry Styles just gets random bits of crap everywhere that aren’t even placed properly. This leads people to want to copy them, not knowing what a good tattoo even is.”

ImageIt’s safe to say Harry looks a bit like a doodle pad

So how do you know that you’re getting a good tattoo? “Normally any studio who designs the tattoo specifically for your body and has a portfolio to back up their work,” 26 year old Danielle explains. “Anyone charging under a certain amount shouldn’t be worth going to. Normal studios charge a minimum of £25 for any tattoo.”

Adding to that, any studio willing to tattoo hands and fingers without any other part of your body being tattooed is another sin that adds to falling of the tattoo industry. It dates back to tribes where your face and hands are the last parts of your body to be tattooed. These days, those serious about tattooing start their journey with ink in hidden places, then slowly move onto more visible parts, eventually ending in their hands, fingers and knuckles being the final parts of your body to get inked. However, more and more people are taking to getting these body parts tattooed first, without being aware of the implications it may cause. People often turn to scratchers for these tattoos, who are people tattooing from their own home without gloves, a studio and a gun they purchased from the internet.

“Scratchers need to have their fingers cut off,” laughs Danielle, who has been professionally tattooing for over two years. “They have completely ruined the tattoo industry, leading people to believe that if they go to a cheaper alternative, it’ll be easier, but that’s not the case. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a case where someone has gone to a scratcher and gotten a good tattoo. I know this because I spend a lot of time covering them up.”

So with celebrities setting bad examples, scratchers and people losing sight of where is appropriate to begin your tattoo journey, it’s perfectly easy to sum up why it’s giving heavily tattooed people a bad name.

So how can we stop this? “There’s no way we can completely make it stop. People just need to realise that tattoos cost money,” Danielle explains. “Don’t go to scratchers, and work closely with your tattooist for a tattoo that’s best for you.”

ImageOne of Danielle’s famous pieces of Bane from Batman

If it’s just the one tattoo you’re after, then hopefully this article will still speak to you. Hopefully it will help you get your wrist tattoo pointing the right way (the bottom of your tattoo should always face the floor) or will inspire you to go to a studio, and not your friend who recently decided to open up a business from their kitchen.

As for me, I hope to continue my tattoo journey until a lot of my body is covered, but I won’t be touching my fingers or hands until I’m established in a career. Tattooing is a part of my life, it’s who I am, and if you tell me I’ll regret them when I’m older, I won’t. My skin will sag and wrinkle like everyone else’s, but my skin will at least be colourful and have pretty pictures on it.

ImageSome of the work on my body, by Beau Redman at Loaded Forty Four in Swinton

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Rejection spurred ‘stalker’ to give death threats

by Railah Iqbal

A month into starting university, Hanna Ryaz, 21, was bombarded by phone calls and text messages by an unfamiliar individual which turned threatening which the police had to put a stop to.

Initially ‘the stalker’ was being friendly and claimed he wanted to get to know Hanna but soon he began threatening her when she refused to speak to him.

Hanna reading texts

Hanna reading texts

Hanna explained: “At first they made it out that they were trying to be friendly and just a bit flirty but when I rejected the person, they started stalking me.”
She added; “I came to Uni and not many people had my number and I began getting texts off an anonymous number.”
The stranger told Hanna that he was watching her every move. Hanna recalled; “They knew where I worked, they knew when I went to Uni, they would say ‘we know where you live’.”

Hanna

Hanna

At the time, Hanna began to question who she was speaking to and found it difficult to trust the new friends she made at university.
Hanna’s day-to-day activities were affected as she started missing work in a bid to avoid leaving her flat.

When the threats started, Hanna told the security team at her accommodation. “They would say they were going to kick my door down and kidnap me, even abusive things like rape were mentioned… I did not know what to do.”

Hanna's emergency contact numbers card (courtesy of Unite accommodation)

Hanna’s emergency contact numbers card (courtesy of Unite accommodation)

Because of the seriousness of the threats, the team advised Hanna to contact the police. The police came to see her the next day.

Hanna urged the police to track down the stalker and he was given a warning which has stopped him from contacting Hanna since.

Hanna advises others in similar situations; “If you are living in a flat where there isn’t much security, you should be very careful with who you trust and not let information out as well.”

Further National Stalking Helpline; an advisory unit,  is available to victims of stalking in need of advice and counselling. NHS is most helpful for those who wish to remain anonymous.

NSH’s spokesperson commented; “For young people who may find themselves in a position of being subjected to stalking behaviour, our advice would be to make contact with their local police service to report the behaviour. In addition we would advise getting in contact with the National Stalking Helpline, which provides a lot of advice for victims. “

The helpline added that other students in Hanna’s situation should  get in touch with their university as soon as possible because “there are usually support mechanisms there to help.”

Photography by Railah

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City centre flashmob shows ‘fearsome’ fashion through experimental make-up

by Railah Iqbal

Photographer: Anwar Suleman Models: Emily, Lia, Emily, Nieve (stood up) and Polly (left to right) Courtesy of Lauren Eaton

Photographer: Anwar Suleman Models: Emily, Lia, Emily, Nieve (stood up) and Polly (left to right) Courtesy of Lauren Eaton

Lauren Eaton, Freelance Make-up Artist, put together the recent Sheffield flash mob when models took on the city centre, exhibiting gothic fashion.

Lauren, 23, of Sheffield, used experimental make-up artistry with a collaboration of fearsome fashion, to explore onlookers’ reaction to non-cliché looks. She said; “This was an exploration of public fashion. I incorporated the looks that people did not enjoy into the flashmob to test reactions to horrific looks.”

Photographer: Anwar Suliman Model: Polly Make-up artist: Lauren Eaton (left)

Photographer: Anwar Suliman Model: Polly Make-up artist: Lauren Eaton (left)

To produce the models images, Lauren explained that she used peculiar and unconventional make-up ideas and pure experimental make-up. Further she took inspiration from the new romantic art, fashion and underground club-culture eras; “where individuals would peacock to dress for attention.”

Photographer: Anwar Suleman Models: Emily, Nieve, Emily, Polly (left to right)  Courtesy of Lauren eaton

Photographer: Anwar Suleman Models: Emily, Nieve, Emily, Polly (left to right)
Courtesy of Lauren Eaton

She added; “I contoured the face and was vastly inspired by androgynous themes where men dressed like women and women like men. I aimed to shock people with my experimental make-up techniques.”
This project, as part of Lauren’s degree in make-up artistry and special effects make-up at Bradford College, was an idea branching out from a previous project where Lauren produced a ‘hypothetical’ campaign for High-street mogul; Topshop where she identified the looks that people detested and feared.

Topshop campaign (courtesy of Lauren Eaton)

Topshop campaign (courtesy of Lauren Eaton)

The team behind the execution of the flash mob included models, photographers and cameramen from numerous places in Yorkshire. She said; “I was lucky really because all these different people came together to help me form this amazing project.”
Lauren said she had audience members follow her and the team throughout Sheffield which was unexpected because “I went for a look totally out of context to the ordinary. I thought people would look once and then look away.”

A public exhibition of Lauren’s creations for the flashmob will be shown in Bradford College next month.
Lauren also specializes in bridal, editorial, catwalk fashion as well as experimental make-up and resources throughout South Yorkshire. To check out her work, visit Lauren’s webpage.

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Tutorial: Confessions of a Concealaholic

by Bridget Owen

It’s been reported by the Harley Medical Clinic that women spend around 474 days of their lives putting make-up on, which translates to around 3 and a half hours per week.

Confessions of a Concealaholic by Benefit is all set to change that hectic make-up schedule, and greatly minimise the amount of make-up you have to carry, by being available in a little set.

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If you have irritating spots or dark under-eye circles like me, this tutorial is just for you!

We also have an interview with a professional beauty therapist with her top tips for healthy skin.

Before:

We recorded this first thing in the morning to really catch me with just woken up skin.
Before Shot

Before

Before you begin, make sure all your hair is off your face, I’ve pushed mine back with a headband and tied it up.

Before

Step 1: Prime with ‘Bad Gal’ to give you a brightening complexion before you begin – also useful to use if you have dry skin.

Step 2: Apply ‘Erase Paste’ to camouflage under eye circles and big blemishes – it really is a ‘paste’ you need to brush across your skin but gives a really even coverage


Step 3: Apply ‘Boi-ing’ Concealer to cover little blemishes and other imperfections – you can use your finger or a brush to apply it.

Step 4: Apply ‘Lemon Aid’ to eyelids for an awakened look – you CAN look like you’ve had enough sleep!

Step 5: Highlight and Cover using ‘Eye Bright’ – highlighting with a moisturising foundation helps to blend my concealing in with the rest of my face
After

After – a really fresh look

No matter what your skin type, this kit can really help change the way your skin looks. It comes with everything you need to apply the make-up in a gorgeous little box. You can buy this kit across the country, from Debenhams to feelunique.com.

It will set you back around £25 – but it’s worth every penny.

Sally works hard to keep her skin clear

Sally Rust, 31, Loughborough, has her own Beauty Therapy business.

“Many of my clients swear by Benefit products compared to more expensive alternatives. Although its important to have a good concealer, it’s also important to take good care of your skin.”

“You need to find a cleanser, toner and moisturiser that suits your skin. It’s all a case of trial and error but everyone has different needs in their skin care regime. “

“When using products on your face always massage upwards, it can prevent sagging skin with age”

“The most important part of anyone’s skin regime is how much water they drink. If you keep your body hydrated and free of toxins such as alcohol your skin will show many benefits.”

Sally suggests a cleanse tone and moisturise twice daily, and at least 6 glasses of water to keep your skin beautifully clear.

“Another thing to keep in mind is how often you go without make up- although difficult, it’s important for your skin to have a day to breathe. Why not be brave and go bare!?”

 

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Style Icons: Zooey Deschanel

by Bridget Owen

Credit: Walls Data

 

New Girl’s Zooey was congratulated yesterday in coming #31 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World. It seems that her beauty, style, musical and acting talent is not the only thing that’s been noticed across the world by men and women alike.

Deschanel, 33, was born in Los Angeles California, and first recognised for her role alongside Will Ferrell in Elf. She was later praised for her part as Summer in box office hit 500 Days of Summer, and now plays endearing Jess Day in ongoing American rom-com New Girl. (Today it was announced that Taylor Swift will star alongside Zooey in a one-off episode.)

Aside from acting, she has a passion for music and produces her own alternative tracks individually. She was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard but the couple divorced in 2012. Zooey maintains her ideals that there is a true love out there for her.

Zooey: “Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means… Yeah, authentic and creative.”

Zooey and Ben, divorced 2012: Credit Chris Pizzello

Deschanel is also part of an Indie duo ‘She & Him’ with guitarist Matt Ward. She has also been known to collaborate with other actors such as co-star in 500 Days of Summer, Joseph Gordon Levitt. (Looper, Batman, 50/50.)

Zooey’s complexion always looks clear, and her skin always looks completely refreshed, so it’s not surprising she was chosen to be one of the faces for Rimmel London – following in the footsteps of models such as Kate Moss and Lily Cole.

Her make-up palette is always natural, but she occasionally wears a thick line of black eyeliner across her top eyelid or some red lipstick to add a little glamour to her fresh-faced look. Since her blonde look in Elf, 2003, Zooey has gone back to her original hair colour and usually maintains the same haircut but always keeps it in top condition, with a perfectly face-framing fringe.

Zooey speaking to the Huffington Post: “The weirdest compliment I’ve ever received on my eyes was that I looked like an alien — or that I look like a doll.”

Zooey for Rimmel London: Credit Sneak Peak

So- onto style. This is where Zooey really excels. Again, maintaining the same style throughout most of her outfits she keeps a cute, innocent and individual look. Vintage tea dresses, little shorts, polka dots, floral patterns, cute prints, peter pan collars, chiffon blouses and cardigans are her ‘staple’ looks.

Where most of us would end up looking like a frump, Zooey manages to make old, recycled clothes look elegant.

Zooey in 500 Days of Summer: Credit The Clothing Menu

Though her day look is very ‘cutesie’, Zooey knows how to turn on the glamour in the evening by picking a statement colour with a flattering and tasteful feel.

Zooey wearing Oscar De La Renta at the Golden Globes: Credit NY Daily News

Through all of the parts of Zooey’s beauty and style, there is still one big thing that makes her stick out from the crowd. She has a reputation for always being herself and being comfortable over her individual personality and style. Her confidence and nature only magnifies her beauty.

FHM on Zooeys #31 place: “Hollywood’s brand-new Queen of Quirk: smart-but-daft, adorable-yet-edgy, sexy-but-approachable. She’s the ideal girlfriend, basically.”

Credit: Glamour

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Style Icons: Kristen Stewart

By Kim Perry

Despite all the recent controversy surrounding Kristen Stewart, one thing that can’t be argued is that she is easily one of the best dressed women to hit the hollywood scene. Well, actually, the best according to the latest poll in Glamour magazine.

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(Photo source: MTV.com)

Back in 2008, K-Stew hit the big screen as ‘Bella Swan’ in the all famous ‘Twilight Saga’. And although her Twilight wardrobe was some what of a disaster, off screen she wowed people around the world with her unusual style.

Breaking the mould at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Kristen turned up on the red carpet wearing a beautiful Yigal Azrouel dress teamed with her scruffy converse. Now she is renowned for swapping the killer heels for something a little more comfortable, and being able to pull it off.

Even off the red carpet, she is admired for her care free image. Usually papped in a plain t-shirt tied in a knot, skinny jeans and the ever famous converse, she still manages to look effortlessly stylish.

Kristen Stewart Heads to the Studio

 

(Photo source: justjared.com)

Although not particularly known as one for floor length ball gowns, when it comes down to it the girl sure knows how to pull one off. Gowns and catsuits. And why wouldn’t you wear a catsuit if you had those legs?

Showing that you don’t need to smother yourself in fake tan, have dramatic hairstyles and tons of make up to look glamourous, Kristen Stewart well deserves the title of a style icon.

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(Photo source: Glamourmagazine.co.uk)

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Breast Cancer Rates in Under 50′s Reach Record Figures

Photo Credit: Breast Cancer UK

by Bridget Owen

It was today announced that according to the latest figures from Breast Cancer UK, more women than ever under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with the disease.

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer to affect women, accounting for around one third of all new cancer cases.

Figures from Breast Cancer UK showed “10,068 women under the age of 50 in the UK were diagnosed with the disease in 2010 – 2,356 more than in 1995.”

It is thought that the rise is due to hormonal factors, such as the use of the contraceptive pill, alcohol consumption, and women having children at an older age.

Despite the rise in women being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, figures also showed that survival rates have also improved, a positive sign for the treatment and care of those affected by the disease.

‘The death rate fell from nine per 100,000 women under 50 in 1993-1995 to five per 100,000 in 2008-2010 in the UK’

Claire White, 24, a third year Sociology Student from Hull was diagnosed with the disease a few days before her 21st Birthday.

“I couldn’t quite believe I’d be celebrating my 21st birthday knowing I had a life threatening disease.”

Claire has since beaten Cancer and is now in remission.

“My family have been really supportive. Everyone was so shocked that I’ve been affected by breast cancer so early in my life. I also had to have one of my breasts removed which has really affected my confidence. It’s important to be cautious of cancer no matter what age you are.”

Sara Hiom, Breast Cancer UK “The number of cases in women under 50 diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing slowly but, thanks to research, awareness and improved care, more women than ever before are surviving the disease.”

Chris Askew, Breakthrough Breast Cancer: “Although breast cancer is more common in older women, it’s worrying to see an increase in the number of younger women diagnosed with the disease. We must invest in vital research for new treatments and disease prevention.”

It’s possible that you will know someone in your lifetime that will be affected by Cancer. You can help fund-raise for Cancer Research through taking part in Race for Life, a sponsored 5K run which happens every year at locations across the UK. (Or Race for Life Twilight if you’re more of a night owl!)

Race for Life – Remembering those lost to Breast Cancer Credit: Cancer Research UK

“Since Race for Life started in 1994, an incredible six million women have come together and raised more than £493 million for Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work, making it the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event.”

Other large Cancer Research UK events include Shine, a night time walking marathon, Relay for Life, a 24 hour community event and the Bupa Great North and Great South Runs, the biggest races in the country.

For more information about Breast Cancer, fundraising or how to donate to Cancer Research please visit: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Photo Credit: NHS

Being Breast Aware: Tips from the NHS

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) advises that being breast aware means:

  • knowing what’s normal for you
  • looking at your breasts and and feeling them
  • knowing what changes to look for
  • reporting any changes without delay
  • attending routine breast screening if you’re 50 or over

Changes in the breast

Be aware of the following changes in your breasts:

  • changes in the outline or shape of the breast, especially those caused by arm movements or by lifting the breast
  • changes in the look or feel of the skin, such as puckering or dimpling
  • discomfort or pain in one breast that is unusual, particularly if it is new and persistent
  • any new lumps, thickening or bumpy areas in one breast or armpit, which differs from the same part of the other breast and armpit
  • nipple discharge that’s new for you and not milky
  • bleeding from the nipple
  • moist, red areas on the nipple that don’t heal easily
  • any change in nipple position, such as pulled up or pointing differently
  • a rash on or around the nipple

If you notice any of these changes, see your GP – even if you have previously attended a breast screening.

Sara Hiom, Cancer Research UK “It’s more likely not to be cancer but if it is, detecting it early gives the best chance of successful treatment.”

Visit http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Breastcancer/Pages/Breastcancersymptoms.aspx for more information on prevention, screening and treatment.

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Slimming World Chilli Recipe

Slimming World Chilli Con Carne

Slimming World Chilli Con Carne

If you are watching your weight or just eating healthily, Slimming World Chilli Con Carne is a great, wholesome and tasty meal to make. Even better, if you are following the extra easy plan it is ‘Syn’ free!

Follow our easy instructions below and take a look at our video demonstration from Slimming World member, Lesley Howell.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Fry Light spray oil

1 finely chopped onion

2 level tsp chopped garlic

2 level tsp chopped chilli

500g venison mince (or lean meat of your choice)

1 tin tomatoes

Small carton of pasata

1 tin red kidney beans

1 tsp paprika

Serves 3-4

62g rice per person

Directions

Take one large onion take off the top and bottom and the skin. Cut in half. Finely chop or use food processor

Turn on pan, spray with Fry Light. Once heated, add onion. Brown gently until soft (add lid to pan to sweat onions)

Add the garlic and chilli. Fry off for a minute

Add 500g of mince. Stir until brown

Add tin of tomatoes, Pasata and kidney beans and stir

Add paprika

If you want your chilli more spicy, you can add chilli powder/paste

Cook for 20 minutes on a low heat

Cook rice for 10-12 minutes

Serve

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