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23 Nov

How To Dress Stylishly Without Freezing To Death This Winter

The Dreamers (2003) dir. by Bernardo Bertolucci. Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sleek's top tips for your winter wardrobe

Thermals Are Your friends

Ok, so we know they’re not stylish, but thermals are your knight in shining armour when it comes to winter fashion. Thermals provide all the warmth without the bulk, so you can still don bold outfits without compromising your wellbeing. While you could fork out on expensive alpine gear, your thermals don’t need to cost the earth (unless you’re climbing a literal mountain). We recommend Uniqlo’s HEATTECH range.


A Floor-Length Coat Will Make You Feel Like a Queen Not only will a floor-length coat make you feel like Cinderella in her gown, it will also keep you warm all the way down to your toes. Get one in a cosy wool-blend, suede, or...
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20 Jul

Here’s How You Should Actually Be Cooking With Olive Oil

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This stuff goes way beyond pasta.

1. Make a surprisingly delicious ice cream flavor with it.


Olive oil adds a subtle fruity flavor and rich texture to ice cream that takes it from good, to extra (virgin) good. Get the recipe here.

2. And while you're at it, use it to top your ice cream as well.

Olive oil is the perfect topping for citrusy ice creams and sorbets, lending a luscious finish and subtle floral flavor. Get the recipe here.

3. Add it to your cocktails for a surprisingly smooth finish.

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Up your bartending game by incorporating olive oil into your mixed drinks. It adds a smooth finish and full body to any drink, making you look like...
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15 Jun

6 Tricks To Upgrade Your Old Jacket!


Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Do you still have your old denim jacket hanging in the back in your closet? Or a leather jacket you just bought from a thrift store? Take ‘em out – it’s time for a revamp!

We’ve been noticing cool DIY jackets inspired by street style fresh from the hearts of New York and London. If you’re in, take a look at these 6 tips to upgrade and get your own customized jacket!


If you’re feeling artsy and bored of your canvas as a painting medium, try to painting on your plain jacket. All you need are a set of acrylic paints and creative ideas! Create your own drawing...
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15 Jun

Infinity Braids Are Weaving Their Way Through Instagram

Despite having natural chocolate-brown hair that I love, I still follow more hair colorists on Instagram than actual people I know. I live vicariously through the bright rainbow-haired people that come up on my Instagram feed and occasionally dream of dyeing my hair like the mother of pearl trend. Megan Schipani, a stylist at Bescene Studios in Rockville, Maryland, is one of my favorites to follow. Better known as @shmeggsandbaconn on Instagram, hair creations with clever names like "spicy watermelon" and "summer quartz" throughly entertain me. Lately, she's been styling her clients' hair into a braid that is much more intricate than the fishtails. She calls them "infinity braids." Turns out, #infinitybraid has about 4,822 posts, and #infinitybraids has another 419....
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13 Jun

How to French Braid Your Hair in 5 Easy Steps

Love the look of a French braid but not sure how create the hairstyle yourself? We asked Nathaniel Hawkins, celebrity hairstylist at Tracey Mattingly, how to French braid our hair on our own. Mattingly (who has tamed the tresses of Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, and Adele, to name a few) broke down the plaiting process in five easy steps. How to French Braid Your Hair 1. Start with Unwashed Hair "To make sure that your hair has some texture and hold to it, avoid thick conditioners—especially those with silicone in them­—that make strands slippery," Hawkins says. If you must shampoo, apply a sea salt spray (Hawkins loves the KMS California Hairplay Sea Salt Spray) after towel-drying to give the hair extra weight and...
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7 Jun

4 Easy Ways to Sex Up Your Boring-Ass Denim


Are you over your plain denim? Find out how to ~trendify~ it with fringe, uneven hems, and more using the easy steps below!


DIY Miniskirt
How to make your old jeans into a miniskirt:

1. Mark the length you want on the inseam. Then, use a ruler and chalk to create a line that you'll cut across. 2. Once you've cut off the excess length of each pant, cut along the inseam to open up each leg. 3. Cut two squares of extra fabric from the discarded leg pieces. These will be used to fill in the triangle gaps between the legs. 4. Sew (or glue) the squares on the underside of the skirt, filling in...
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2 Jun

New Instagram Trend: Negative Space Stars at the Inner Corners of Your Eyes

A couple months ago I started following Rocio Cervantes (a.k.a. @rocioceja_) on Instagram for the colorful closeups of her unique eye makeup looks. Even though she doesn't call herself a makeup artist, she has a signature style that would make you think she's a pro. And one of those signatures is negative space stars placed right at the inner corners of her eyes (an area that rarely sees any makeup other than highlighter or beige pencil). As someone who follows almost 2,000 MUAs (pro, novice, and aspiring alike) on Instagram, I can confidently say I've never seen anyone do something like this so consistently. The simple inner detail adds an edginess to even the most basic, neutral smoky eyes and...
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17 May

How to Do a Snake Accent Braid Hairstyle in 3 Simple Steps


We all love a good braid. Whether we’re trying the crazy colorful corset trend, an Insta-inspired knot, or even braided pigtails, the plaited hairstyle is a tried-and-true look that we’re always down to create. The best part is that some of them can give the look of a complex style but actually only require a few simple steps to achieve IRL. The edgy snake braid fits that bill and instantly elevates any look you pair it with.

Making waves + braids @allure today w/ @thebeachwaver 💓 Head to #allure's insta story to see how I created this Coachella-inspired look on @amandarbohnson! #igotbeachwaved #thebeachwaver #snakebraid #braidinspo
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This intricate accent is a celebrity favorite with stars, including Blake Lively, Elizabeth...
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8 May

How to Decorate Your Home Like ‘Big Little Lies’


After swooning over the bedrooms on Pretty Little Liars and trying to copy the quirky apartments on Girls, it’s time to steal the luxe vibes of our latest obsession: Big Little Lies. When you weren’t gasping over each new secret revealed by the moms, you were most likely drooling over their stunning homes. From Madeline’s coastal-chic kitchen or Bonnie’s boho abode, these cliffside beauties are straight-up stunning. The decor inspo below will help you nail Madeline’s, Celeste’s, Bonnie’s, and Renata’s design and decor — without the million dollar price tag.


Madeline is a traditional gal who insists that her home look picture-perfect AT. ALL. TIMES. The space is a dreamy New England-style beach house filled with seaside vibes, a fresh white...
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5 May

Fishtail Flower Braid

With the amount of bridesmaid duties and wedding dinners I have to attend this year, not only am I spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a pretty dress (because anyone who’s been on Zalora knows my pain), I’m also having a tough time deciding on a suitable hairstyle for each occasion. #Priorities I’m a fan of anything that’s girlie and sweet, hence why loose braids are one of my favourite hairstyles to do on a lazy day. But why stop there? This flower inspired up-do is the perfect look for a dinner party and I can’t get enough of it! It’s the ultimate feminine hairstyle that’s rather easy to accomplish on your own, however, if you’re not a pro in the fishtail...
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