One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

  We’ve been absent for a while as a lot of changes are still occurring but fear not – The Silver Lining is back and will try to be a lot more regular than it has been. So this week I’m writing about something I’ve been looking into thanks to a unit I’m studying on…

Size Does Count!

We often hear the phrase that ‘size doesn’t matter’, when we are referring to personality that’s correct but in the world of dress/clothes making size is EVERYTHING. I can already hear the discontented groans with that statement but give me a chance to explain before you hit me with negative feedback. When you buy clothes…

Don’t Blush! Be Proud of Who You Are!

In the past, if a boy wanted to wear make-up he was weird, people looked at you and laughed at or offended you. Most of us relate make-up with women only or for special effects that can be worn by anyone. Also there was a stigma surrounding boys who wear make-up and their sexual orientation (which in some places…

Mickey Mouse? I Don’t Think So!

  It’s that time of year again where education starts to fall under the spotlight. Not only are kids finding out if they got into their secondary school of choice but teens are looking at options for GCSES, vocational courses and A Levels as they forge ahead in their learning journey. One thing that annoys…

Ani-Mania Hits London!

Hey everyone! This one is a little late – apologies but what a great and incredible weekend that we had during the Anime & Gaming Con (February 3–5, 2017). There was so much happening that I have to share with you all. This year the London Anime & Gaming Con event took THREE FULL DAYS,…

Alternatively Made Up!

When you hear the word make-up it makes you think of the daily cosmetics to achieve things like the smoky eye or nude look. But it is more than that! Yes, make-up can make us beautiful but do you ever think about how make-up can really alter your own appearance? Would you ever think of the…

Love is in the air…

It’s the beginning of February and you know what that means right? Not long until Valentine’s Day. No, come on… I hear all those moans and groans from you, the whole ‘it’s another excuse for card shops to make money’ or the ‘you should show love all year round’ and, if you’re single it’s the whole ‘great,…

Beautifully Vulgar!

Vulgar – a word we often associate with negative images because of cultural influences, it’s the height of distaste and the risqué. Well actually it means common. When I think of common, I think of it in relation to social status and that would imply that everyday people are common just like Pulp refer to…

The launch is coming… Happy New Year and keep your eyes peeled for that silver lining!