Gina Tonic
When I was a kid my dream job was to become a ballerina barbie fairy princess - I'd say I'm about halfway there. I currently live in Manchester, UK but I'm from a teeny tiny town in the south of Wales. My passions include personal style, feminism, writing awful short stories and anything glittery.

Latest Articles

I Tried Fake Freckles & I'm Not Entirely Convinced

My skin has always been a wash of pure alabaster: It burns rather than tans, and I'm always returning from vacations almost exactly the same shade of translucent pale that I was when I left. With skin...
By Gina Tonic

I Tested 3 Different Approaches To Finger Waves

The only time that I've ever rocked finger waves was for my graduation, when I went and got my hair done professionally. The vintage style has always been one I adored but seemed impossible to manage ...
By Gina Tonic

This Podcast Series Is All About Body Positivity

For those who are searching for body positive content, podcasts are a great place to turn. There are Bustle's The BodCast or Bad Fat Broads to subscribe to (to name just two), and now, there is the Co...
By Gina Tonic

Torrid's New Insider Collection Is Fashion-Forward

Anticipating the forthcoming spring when we can finally ditch the layers and embrace the sun, Torrid has launched its brand new Insider collection — a luxury line that focuses on being as fashion forw...
By Gina Tonic

7 Deaf Beauty Vloggers You Should Be Following

There are literally thousands of beauty channels to follow, and it's hard to find ones that break the mold. Interestingly, there are plenty of diverse folks in the beauty vlogging realm, including a g...
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I Wore One Jumpsuit For A Week & It Wasn't Ideal

I'll be the first to admit that I live a fast fashion lifestyle — I hate being seen in the same outfit more than once a month, let alone once a week. So challenged with wearing the same jumpsuit for a...
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My Body Dysmorphia Disappeared When I Got Fat

I haven't been weighed in months, but I know I'm the fattest I've ever been. My stomach is fuller, my clothes tighter, and my nipples face totally downward. There was a time when this was what I feare...
By Gina Tonic

I Dried My Hair With T-Shirts For Two Weeks

I struggle to imagine that anyone else experiences frizz the way that I experience frizz. From three years of bleaching, on top of Hermione Granger levels of bushy hair, my ends aren't exactly the hap...
By Gina Tonic

9 Tweets On Being Plus Size During The Holidays

The holidays are primarily about food, presents, and fun, but being plus size during the holidays comes with its own set of connotations. Perhaps the type of fat shaming that occurs during the holiday...
By Gina Tonic

I Tried Mask Layering & I'm Never Going Back

The concept of mask layering isn't just throwing on three sheet masks on top of each other, as the name first led me to believe. Instead, it's a systemized succession of masks that will leave your ski...
By Gina Tonic

11 Plus Size Holiday Lingerie Sets

Sure, you could wear regular clothes and hide under the tree and remind your significant other that you are a gift, but wrapping yourself up in sexy holiday plus size lingerie could be what you need t...
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15 Cut Crease Makeup Tutorials That Mix It Up

If you're a seasoned beauty maven, the cut crease might be one of the staple looks in your repertoire. Finding new spins on classics like this is just as fun as learning a new technique — not to menti...
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Do You Really Need Eyeshadow Primer?

In a world full of beauty products, sometimes it's hard to discern which ones you really have to have, and which are more extraneous and just for fun. For example, do you really need eyeshadow primer?...
By Gina Tonic

13 Sheet Masks For Dry Skin To Fight Flaking

Having dry skin is always a struggle, but especially in winter when icy frosts and chilling winds hit your face like a ton of bricks. Finding skincare to fight back against the cold is vital, and many...
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9 Products That Promote Eyelash Growth

Long, fluttery lashes have never not been fashionable - falsies were all the rage in '50s Hollywood — but finding the time or even having the skill to apply a set of fake lashes each day just isn't po...
By Gina Tonic

15 Kitschy Christmas Makeup Tutorials

For some reason that doesn't feel especially Christmassy, holiday themed makeup tutorials often focus on red lips and gold eye shadow — in other words, traditional glamour with a twist. For those of u...
By Gina Tonic

What Is Mask Layering?

Anyone who has ever used a sheet mask knows it's the most fun you can have while doing skincare at home. But what happens when you use more than one face mask at the same time? It's called  mask layer...
By Gina Tonic

17 Red Lipsticks That Are All Totally Different

Is there anything more iconic than red lipstick? Short answer: No. Long answer: Also no. Red lipstick has been a much loved part of makeup since the golden age of Hollywood and has remained a popular ...
By Gina Tonic

11 Amazing Beauty Products Launching In December

Getting excited about makeup launches is almost as fun as getting ready for the holidays, so why not combine the two and get excited about new beauty product launches in December 2016? These products ...
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11 Lush Products That Have More Than One Use

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23 Plus Size Sweaters To Stay Cozy & Fashionable

There's positives and negatives about any season change: Putting away a whole half of your breezy summer wardrobe for the rest of the year is far from fun, but picking up cute new pieces for colder mo...
By Gina Tonic

15 Over The Knee Boots For Plus Size Thighs

Sometimes, it feels impossible shopping with a body that isn't always catered to in the mainstream — let alone over the knee boots shopping for legs that aren't entirely straight or slim. That said, w...
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11 Drag Queen Beauty Channels To Watch On YouTube

It's a pretty indisputable fact that drag queens are good at makeup — after all, it's a major part of their jobs. Following the best drag queen YouTube channels won't just fill your fix of all things ...
By Gina Tonic

15 Eyeshadows You Can Use As Highlighters

Hey, if you're a struggling twenty-something, cutting corners is a must to survive — sometimes, it's as simple as planning meals in advance, collecting coupons or using eye shadow as highlighter. By r...
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Beth Ditto's Second Plus Size Collection Is Gorg

The reaction to Beth Ditto's first eponymous collection was incredible, and for the second time Beth Ditto has delivered, as Vogue announced the Beth Ditto winter collection alongside an interview wit...
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The Craziest Highlighter Colors You Can Buy

When Jeffree Star released his Onyx Ice highlighter, many makeup fans stopped and asked why — the black highlighter is the opposite of the shade a highlighter normally is. However, it also keeps selli...
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This Floating Head Halloween Makeup Is Wild

Almost everyone has wanted to pull off a great headless Halloween costume for one year — at least, anyone who has seen Sleepy Hollow — and 2016 might just be your year for that. The Halloween headless...
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7 Last Minute Makeup Ideas For Halloween 2016

Whether your makeup bag is overspilling with random colored eyeshadows or you only own one palette that you use religiously, there are definitely some last minute Halloween makeup looks using only you...
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