THE COM­PASS

This month’s cul­tural ups and downs

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

CRAYOLA CUTICLES

This sum­mer, if your nails aren’t host­ing a crayon-wor­thy hue, you may as well stay home. Try All That Jazz’s Car­ib­bean Col­lec­tion. We (and Ri­hanna) are fans.

FUGI­TIVE-LIT?

We’re in! This soul-search­ing, true story of Tyler Wether­all’s rocky child­hood, spent on the run with her fa­ther in his quest to es­cape the po­lice, is a beau­ti­ful com­ing-of-age read.*

CY­CLING SHORTS

All hail the re­turn of Lance Armstrong’s favourite gar­ment as a fash­ion choice. We’re rock­ing these lace-trimmed Shein ones un­der a flo­ral dress. Braver? Pair with a jacket and heels.

MAMMA MIA! 2

Has Meryl Streep’s char­ac­ter died? Will we care, given that the queen of ev­ery­thing, Cher, is play­ing So­phie’s (Amanda Seyfried) grandma? All will be re­vealed on 20th July.

APOL­OGY CAKES

We love this trend for pen­i­tent pud­dings. With iced rea­sons rang­ing from ‘Sorry I threw up’ to ‘I didn’t mean what I said dur­ing Mario Kart,’ any ex­cuse for a Vicky sponge is fine by us.

LAUNDRO-BOTS

Can’t be ar­sed to fold your own clothes? Same here. But spend­ing £12,000 to get one of Laun­droid’s me­chan­i­cal cab­i­nets to do the job feels a bit ex­treme.

CHEESE TEA

In­vented in Tai­wan, now big in New York, this may be grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, but the thought of blend­ing cold tea with whipped cheese isn’t quench­ing our thirst. Make ours a cup of builder’s, please.

BEE THER­APY

Of course be­ing stung by bees is Gwyneth Pal­trow’s idea of a heal­ing treat­ment. But we’ll steer clear of this acupunc­ture al­ter­na­tive af­ter a woman died from an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion.

V-KINIS

One wrong move in this boob-boost­ing swimwear and you could slip a nip. Hol­i­days are for re­lax­ing, not stress­ing about the vis­i­bil­ity of your are­o­las…

NOV­ELTY FLOATS

It seems we’ve suc­cumbed to in­flata-fa­tigue. The fi­nal nail to punc­ture the prover­bial blow-up cof­fin? This sausage­dog of­fer­ing. Sorry.

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