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How to do the 90s lip // Le Blow pays lip service to the dark side…

Note: Always try to do this in a mirror unless you want to look like a Girl’s World doll after a sleepover. Try to keep the rest of the face fresh so the…

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How to fake it // The Holy Grail of self tanning (by an actual Essex Girl)

I love fake tan and I’m an Essex girl. There, I said it. I love the way fake tan smoothes out skin tones, gives you a glow and for me, disguises stretch-marks and…

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How to buy wine in a supermarket

First off, make sure you enter the correct supermarket.  If I were you, I’d roughly stick to this order. If you find yourself in Lidl, admit defeat and buy some cans of Red…

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How to buy wine // The Le Blow guide to picking up cheap plonk from a corner shop [WITH PIE CHART]

Once again, I’m asking the BIG QUESTIONS. The ones that have the answers real people will really use. This weekend. I’d love it if my life had got to a point where I…

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How to make French Toast // Like Dustin Hoffman does in Kramer Vs Kramer

We watched the 1979 Dustin Hoffman film Kramer Vs Kramer the other day and have got a sudden urge for French Toast (or Eggy Bread, as we used to call it in my…

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How to tie dye your T-shirt like a trippy hippy

Hippies and surf bums have been wearing tie dye since before Glastonbury was invented (I’m guessing) so why not put down that friendship bracelet you’re making, crank up your Black Lips record and…

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How to see in the New Year correctly // The actual words to Auld Lang Syne

It’s New Year’s Eve, and like Christmas this brings it’s own time-honoured traditions. Mostly: The whole evening will be an anti-climax I will not have organised anything… AGAIN (should have read this) I’ll…

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How to ask a girl out // this isn’t an excuse to post pictures of hot boys. Honest.

Note: this post is in no way a thinly veiled excuse to post pictures of dudes who we would like to be asked out by. Nope. OK, let’s make this UK specific –…

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How to effectively handle the Christmas party buffet

Limp onion bhajis, under-filled vol-au-vents and those awkward ‘where should I put my cocktail stick?’ moments. Welcome to the social etiquette minefield that is your Christmas party buffet. Let’s cut to the chase:…

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How to open a coconut // Desert island skillz

How to open a coconut? Smash the absolute shit out of it with a hammer. The End. Seriously, I’m not that far off the truth with my methodology. If Bear Grylls were confronted…

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Do something STUPID // Choose your sexy new skill NOW…

Hello, let me look at you. No, not because I care what you look like, but because YOU are unique and I want to know everything that makes you tick, every little piece…

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How to get rid of spots // The honest answer…

Zits. Pimples. Blemishes – as if anyone uses that word outside of a Clearasil advert – even the different names for spots are horrible. ‘Zits’; it’s too similar to ‘nits’ or even… well,…

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How to boil an egg // And other hilarious yolks

How to boil an egg? Get an egg. Put it in water. Bring to the boil. The end. Now, piss off. In all seriousness, I have a funny relationship with eggs. I’ve always…

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How to roast a chicken // the lazy girl’s guide

OK, so this is the never fails, easy peasy way of roasting your bird… *titter* Get yourself a big chook, around 1.5kg. Smear it with butter then chuck sea salt, pepper and herbs…

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How to survive Christmas // it’s that time of year again

Hello. Now, I think you know me pretty well at this point in our relationship. I’m not one to constantly remind you of things you’d rather forget… such as bikini wax appointments, or…

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How to dress for the gym // without looking like a LOSER

I’m by no means a fitness expert – far from it. In fact I’m the sort of girl who gets exhausted running a bath. But I do know my style stuff and can…

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How to do The Notting Hill Carnival // without the carnage

How to do The Notting Hill Carnival. By someone what knows (too much, probably)… Start early Many a year I have made the mistake of waiting in different places, pre gaming in houses,…

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How to… plan a Kardashian style wedding

Kim Kardashian – she’s just one of those girls, isn’t she? The one who always has to do things bigger and better. The biggest Birkin, the biggest bank balance, the biggest bum. I…

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How to… pack for V Festival AKA shit we’ve managed to get a last minute ticket and are not panicking

Let’s be honest, V Festival is hardly the Siberia of festival endurance; if anything it’s more like a weekend at your mothers – it’s not ideal or entirely comfortable but also not a…

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How to… be a (high street) coffee connoisseur

Hello there! I’m a Brit type English person and I wish to discuss something of vital importance with you right now. MY FAVOURITE HOT DRINKS. Oh yes, lovely hot drinks. Well the one…

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How to… ace at tennis (watching) // AKA the Le Blow guide to Wimbledon

So, that time of year is upon us again. The smack of felt covered rubber on tightly pulled strings, one of your healthy five a day hideously drowned in cream, the sexual grunts…

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How to… wear stripes this season. And not look like a deckchair.

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I’ve got a somewhat ‘addictive’ personality and I tend to get obsessed with things for a short, intense period of time just to drop ‘em…

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How to… bring a baby into the office for ‘Show & Tell’

I know it as soon as I hear people doing high pitched cooey baby voices: someone’s bought their new baby in. I like babies. They are way up there with unicorns and rainbows….

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How to… go clothes shopping // A survival guide for the average consumer

I’m a very lucky individual. My best friend in the entire world, the woman I generally do most of my clothes shopping with, hates it as much as I do. I mean, I…

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How to… tell when he’s just not that into you

Boys, eh? I’ve seen otherwise normal girls – confident, ballsy, outgoing sorts – go as nutty as squirrel shite over whether the new fella in their life really likes them and why he…

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How to… heal yourself like a tree-hugging hippy // natural remedies are the nuts

I’ll get straight to the point; I dislike conventional medicine with a PASSION. Many years back, I suffered a particularly bad ear infection that had to be treated with two courses of harsh…

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How to… make the most of the sunny weather this weekend

Yesterday was glorious, wasn’t it? A lovely day in England and we’re all just that much happier, with Vitamin D doing things to our moods that most recreational drugs probably can’t (like we’d…

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How to… get the polka dot trend spot on (groan)

Polka dots are spot-on for spring – we’ve spotted lots of fashion-forwarded A-listers pictured in polkas recently and they were dotted all over the SS/’11 catwalks. Oh God. This is going to be…

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How to… stay stylish when you’re preggers

Trying to dress well in pregnancy? No one tells you how bloody hard this is. You have the early stages where you merely look and feel a bit bloated round the tummy –…

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How to… look like you’re NOT hungover at work (when really you are)

Last night is all a haze of air guitar, sambuca shots and impromptu bus karaoke. You’ve woken up late for work, totally confused, still dressed and smelling something like Pete Doherty after a…

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Japanese Tsunami // How to… survive an epic earthquake

Woke up this morning to be greeted with the mind-blowing scenes from Japan following the epic earthquake there. Today at 2.46pm local time, an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale struck off…

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How to… please her (no! not like that, you filthy urchins)

Inspired by Texan supermodel Erin Wasson’s guide on ‘How To Please Her‘ over on the fabulous newly launched Mr Porter website (we love it more than Net-a-Porter), although as Poppy pointed out, ‘if…

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Colour Me Badd // How to… work the colour popping trend for SS/’11?

How to… tackle the trend // Colour Blocking Jennifer and I have been discussing just that (amongst other things, such as the best vintage shops in Paris, why men are strange and the…

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How to… make hair extensions look good (not scraggly and shit)

We all see them. Those girls walking around town, with scraggly, rat tail, Britney-esque hair extensions (sorry Brit, I still love you, but your hair is rank). They personally offend me and give…

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How to… understand the offside rule. Even if you’re a girl.

The below is a post I did on my own blog last year, but seemed worthy of resurrection after the recent ‘own goal’ scored by (now ex) Sky Sports presenters Andy Gray and…

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