Best of 2021

The Soul Of Andrew Garfield

In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Tick, Tick… Boom!,' the Oscar-nominee plays a different kind of hero — and this one can sing.

By Brianna Kovan
Entertainment

Lydia West On Saying Goodbye To Jill

The 'It’s A Sin' star on Jill’s lost storylines, becoming a hashtag, and her next move.

By Rosalind Jana

The Private World Of Camila Cabello

The next Cinderella on why it works with Shawn Mendes, and why she won't change for anyone.

By Samantha Leach

Jennifer Coolidge Will See You Now

How America’s most fabulous character actor made Hollywood come to her.

By Anna Peele

Alicia Keys Comes Home

On the 20th anniversary of Songs in A Minor, the artist reflects on who she was then — and who she's been all along.

By Shayla Lawson

The Millennial’s Guide To Addison Rae

TikTok’s reigning queen is about to cross over into old-fashioned stardom.

By Carrie Battan

Bustle Booth

Celebrity

Elle Osili-Wood On Her BAFTA Breakthrough & Taking Inspiration From Virgil Abloh

The TV & radio presenter also has some very wise words about self belief.

By L'Oréal Blackett
Celebrity

Why 'The Long Call' Was Such An Important Project For Pearl Mackie

The actor opens up about DS Jen Rafferty & the need for LGBTQ+ representation across all TV genres.

By Alice Broster
Bustle Booth

Beabadoobee Has More Than Enough To Write About

The "Coffee" singer on finding her voice, her sound, and her style.

By Alice Broster
Bustle Booth

Priya Ragu On Writing With Her Brother & Carving Out A Creative Niche

The singer’s debut album “Damnshestamil” is a must-listen for autumn.

By Erkan Affan
Bustle Booth

'Sex Education's Chinenye Ezeudu On Viv’s New Boyfriend & Manifesting Big Things

The London-born actor shares what’s next for her character and herself.

By L'Oréal Blackett
Bustle Booth

‘Wolfe’ Star Babou Ceesay’s Love Of Science Goes Way, Way Back

“As a kid, everybody assumed I’d be a doctor.” Now he plays a top forensic scientist.

By Sam Ramsden
Bustle Booth

Olga Koch Can Scientifically Prove That This Is The Ultimate Karaoke Tune

The 'Homecoming' performer on comedy, reality TV, and her ultimate singsong.

By Rowena Henley
Bustle Booth

Acting Is Mirren Mack’s Version Of Shapeshifting

The ‘Ladybaby’ star loves that her job allows her to “do everything.”

By Kay Leong
Bustle Booth

Kiell Smith-Bynoe First Saw The Power Of Comedy At Age 4

“Then, as I got older, I started to realise that this is something people will give you money for.”

By Sam Ramsden
Bustle Booth

Multi-Media Artist Caroline Chinawke Wants To Make A Difference

“You look at yourself, at your culture, at your race and think ‘What can I do?”

By Aisha Rimi
Bustle Booth

Illustrator Manjit Thapp Is Making All Her Dreams Come True

Ahead of her exhibition 'My Head Is A Jungle', Thapp discusses the influence of her Indian heritage on her art and shares her next major career move.

By Aisha Rimi
Bustle Booth

Yola Talks New Music, Baz Luhrmann, & Representing Herself

The singer-songwriter new album 'Stand For Myself' has been eight years in the making.

By Aisha Rimi
Bustle Booth

L Devine Wants Everyone To Know She Loves Sex – Except Maybe Her Dad

The singer’s new album is a celebration of female sexuality & queerness.

By Alice Broster
Bustle Booth

Jack McMullen On His New BBC Drama, Lockdown, & Life Since 'Waterloo Road'

The actor has come a long way since Finn Sharkey, but he’d “never say never” to a reunion.

By Clare King
Bustle Booth

Musician Intibint On Dual Identities, Defying Family, & F*** It Moments

“You can’t live your life trying to control yourself for other people.”

By Sahar Esfandiari
Bustle Booth

Lola Petticrew On Her Love For Belfast, Vegan Carrot Cake & Storytelling

“The wealth of talent coming out of Ireland is really exciting. If I got to work with my pals I’d be absolutely delighted.”

By Sam Rogers
Beauty Detail

The Product Christine Quinn Swears By To Get That 'Selling Sunset' Glow

And why she teaming up with cult British brand Ciaté London.

By Sam Rogers
Beauty Detail

Jade Thirlwall Took This Crystal On Her First Date With Jordan Stevens

Crystals & astrology had a big influence on the singer's new BEAUTY BAY eye shadow palette.

By Rowena Henley
Beauty Detail

The £8 Lip Liner Adwoa Aboah Swears By For A Perfect '90s Look

The British supermodel, mental health advocate, and face of Rimmel London shares her hero beauty buys.

By L'Oréal Blackett

Style

The British Powerhouse Behind Good American

Take it from Khloé Kardashian: Emma Grede is “one of the hardest working people” she knows.

by Marie Lodi
Tawni Bannister
Chill Chat

Breakfast At Tom Daley’s House Is A *Big* Deal

The Olympian discusses his morning routine, the joy of houseplants, and (obvs) knitting.

By Alice Broster
Chill Chat

Anne-Marie Is Fed Up Of Forced Positivity

The singer explains how she overcame her nerves before meeting Niall Horan and why she believes therapy is the truest form of self care.

By L'Oréal Blackett
Chill Chat

Angela Scanlon Swears By This Weird Wellness Gadget

The presenter shares her feel-good rituals.

By Alice Broster

Love Island by Jason Okundaye

TV & Movies

As The Dust Settles, Who Really Won 'Love Island' 2021?

Jason Okundaye reflects on his highlights from the final week, including Liberty’s journey to self love & a scene-stealing cameo from Tyler’s dad.

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

As 'Love Island' Enters Its Penultimate Week, What Should Liberty Do Next?

Jason Okundaye reflects on Jake and Liberty's future, and the power female solidarity.

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

Has 'Love Island' Gone Too Far This Time?

Relying on the trope of “mad, irrational woman” to provide entertainment value isn’t pleasant or entertaining to watch.

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

A Debrief On The Chaos That Was Casa Amor

Will Jake be held accountable for his slimy behaviour? Will Faye and Teddy make it? Will Liam and Tyler ever apologise? And what is Toby doing?

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

The 'Love Island' Bombshells Definitely Understood The Assignment

Jason Okundaye on why he’s Not Exactly Team Toby, But Definitely Not Team Hugo.

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

'Love Island' Moves Fast, But Lucinda Moves Faster

Jason Okundaye discusses this week’s re-couplings & the Danny racism scandal.

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

The 'Love Island' Men Are Utterly Undeserving Of The Women In The Villa

Jason Okundaye on a week of energy switch ups, and why Rachel’s awkward downfall shows the limits of quick diversity tinkers.

By Jason Okundaye
TV & Movies

A Deep Dive Into The Return Of 'Love Island’

Jason Okundaye reflects on the spon-con, the shock exit, and the ramped up sex appeal.

By Jason Okundaye
Bustle Mixtape

Laura Mvula Is Making A Comeback On Her Terms

“It feels amazing to be on the other side of having worked so hard for so long.”

By Niellah Arboine
Bustle Mixtape

TYSON On Regaining Her Voice & Being A Typical Pisces

The singer/songwriter and sister of Mabel has just released her debut EP.

By L'Oréal Blackett
Bustle Mixtape

Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto On New Single "Higher" & Life After Lockdown

"It's been an important year. Being forced to stop and be still, and reflect will definitely influence us going forward."

By Sam Ramsden
Getting Cosy

Everything you need & want to get into the spirit.

Getting Cosy

Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad Talk 'Shelf Love', Lockdown Cooking, & Comfort Food

With their new cookbook, the two celebrated chefs hope to make “wow” recipes accessible for everyone.

By Clare King
Getting Cosy

The Cosy Pop Culture We'll Revisit Time & Time Again

Bustle UK editors & writers share the TV shows, films, books, albums, & podcasts that define cosy for them.

By Bustle UK
Getting Cosy

14 Editor-Approved Buys For The Cosiest Winter Yet

Because it's time to lean into long nights & chilly days.

By Bustle UK
Getting Cosy

Don’t Underestimate The Quiet Power Of Quilts

“In many cases these humble blankets have been crafted to protest, celebrate, and give voice to marginalised communities.”

By El Hunt
Getting Cosy

The Psychological Reason We Crave Cosiness

And as we hurtle toward 2022 in our weighted blankets, will comfort still be key?

By Charlotte Moore
Getting Cosy

A Masterclass In Cosy Dressing, Courtesy Of Princess Diana

From her iconic "Black Sheep" jumper to layered knits, the Princess of Wales was a master of elevated cosy chic.

By Orla Pentelow

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ British Milestones: A Timeline

Remembering the challenges and celebrating the achievements of changemakers through the ages in the UK's LGBTQ+ communities.

by Bustle UK
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Bustle Book Club

For Stacey Solomon, Being In Control Of The Little Moments Is Enough

The singer and TV host discusses taking 'Tap To Tidy' from Instagram featurette to full-length book.

By Charlie Mock
10/10 Recommend

Therabody's Theragun Mini Solved All My WFH Posture Problems

Percussive therapy is the hill that I die on.

By Charlie Mock
Bustle Book Club

Bolu Babalola's First Short Stories Were "'The O.C.' Meets Meg Cabot"

One of her high school-era works was titled Summer Lovin’ — after the teen soap’s indelible mean girl, naturally.

By Samantha Leach

Book Excerpts

Books

Rafia Zakaria Wants To Change The Way You Think About Feminism

“There is a division between the women who write and speak feminism and the women who live it.”

By Sam Ramsden
Books

5 Ways To Become Your Own Champion, According To Ramla Ali

Read an exclusive excerpt from her debut book, 'Not Without A Fight'.

By Sam Rogers
Books

In 'We Have A Dream,' Mya-Rose Craig Re-Centres The Climate Conversation

The activist has given the mic to 30 Indigenous people & people of colour to hear their fears & hopes for the future.

By Rowena Henley
Books

'Living While Black' Offers Rigorous Analysis Of Racial Trauma – EXCERPT

The book is the culmination of 15 years worth of work from psychologist & therapist Guilaine Kinouani.

By Bustle UK
Books

Read An Excerpt From Derek Frost's Memoir 'Living & Loving In The Age Of AIDS'

With his touching memoir, Frost puts a human face on the 1980s HIV and AIDS epidemic.

By Sam Ramsden
Books

'The Louder I Will Sing' By Lee Lawrence Is A Story Of Generational Strength — EXCERPT

The writer and activist's memoir explores the devastating impact of police brutality on his family and the fight for change that has been his life's work.

By Bustle UK
Books

Caleb Azumah Nelson's Open Water Is Devastatingly Vulnerable — EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

Azumah Nelson's debut tells the tale of star-crossed lovers as they pursue their artistic aspirations in a world that does not see them.

By Sam Rogers
Activism

Lady Phyll On Talking The Talk, Doing The Work, & UK Black Pride

“I know what my purpose is. I know what I'm here for.”

By Niellah Arboine
Do It For The Applause

Leomie Anderson On What It Takes To Be A Role Model

The fashion star and LAPP founder is on a mission to empower women & use her platform for good.

By Rowena Henley
Food

3 Food Bloggers Share Their Favourite Iftar Recipes To Try This Ramadan

Looking for inspiration for your evening meals? Look no further.

By Aisha Rimi
Royal Family

How Harry & Meghan Are Continuing Diana’s Legacy For The Next Gen

Four industry experts discuss what's next for team Sussex.

By Tiwa Adebayo
Power

The Government Claims The UK Isn't Institutionally Racist, Here Are 8 Times It Was

A controversial report concluded the UK no longer has a system “deliberately rigged” against ethnic minorities, but evidence suggests otherwise.

By Kimi Chaddah
LGBTQ+ History Month

Meet The Instagrammers Behind Black & Gay Back In The Day

And why they decided to start a digital archive that celebrates, honours, and remembers the Black British queer community.

By Sam Rogers

Beauty News

Beauty

Glossier’s London Flagship Is A Millennial Pink Dream

Plus, eight new beauty buys to pick up this week.

By Orla Pentelow
Style

Olaplex’s No. 0 *Finally* Comes In A Spray Bottle

Plus, four more beauty products out this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

What Haircare Experts Really Think About TikTok's Rice Water Hack

Here's the truth behind the trend.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

This New, Natural Deodorant Is Made From Recycled Christmas Trees

Plus, four more new beauty buys to pick up this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

Lush Is Quitting Social Media For A Very Good Reason

That includes Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat.

By Asyia Iftikhar
Beauty

Soap Brows Has Finally Launched A Tinted Option

Plus, five more new beauty buys to snap up this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

All The 2022 Black Friday Beauty Deals To Bookmark ASAP

From Dyson to Neom, Mermade, and OSKIA Skincare.

By Justine Knight
Beauty

Glossier Just Launched Its First Ever Candle After A Four Year Wait

Plus, six more beauty buys out this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

How To Recreate Daphne From Bridgerton's Bangs, According To TikTok

These tutorials have got you covered.

By Sam Ramsden
Style

Cult Beauty Brand OUAI Just Launched Candles In Its Signature Scents

Plus, six more beauty buys out this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

Clean Beauty Fave Pacifica Has Finally Launched In The UK

Plus, six more products out this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

25 Beauty Gifts To Add To Your Christmas Wish List

Make up, skin products, haircare goodies, & more.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

Glossier's New Cookie Butter Lip Balm Is Perfect For Biscoff Fans

Plus, seven more new beauty buys out this week.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

What British Shoppers Need To Know About “Eilish”

Including when and where to shop.

By Orla Pentelow
Interiors

Yes, You Can Now Buy A 'Squid Game' Candle

The Netflix series has officially taken over every aspect of our lives.

By Rebecca Fearn
Beauty

24 Black-Owned British Beauty Brands You Need To Know About

For Black Pound Day and beyond.

By Kira Richards
The Level Up

Caroline Dubois On Inclusivity & Posing As A Boy To Make It In Pro Boxing

The London-based athlete speaks to us in the lead up to her first major fight.

By Banseka Kayembe
The Level Up

Motorsport Driver Jamie Chadwick Isn’t Racing For Anyone But Herself

The racing driver and first British woman to win an F3 race talks firsts, Formula 1 hopes, and handling the pressure.

By Kay Leong
The Level Up

Peloton’s Hannah Frankson Wants Fitness To Feel Less Serious

The former pro athlete draws 40,000 people – including Usain Bolt – to her classes, thanks to her mood-lifting music & inclusive message.

By Sam Rogers
The Level Up

Rhiane Fatinikun Is Leading A Movement To Reclaim The Outdoors

The Black Girls Hike founder discusses building community, dismantling stereotypes, & getting back to nature.

By Chanté Joseph
The Level Up

Meet The Curve Catwalk Founder Who’s Leading A Plus Size Dance Revolution

“Dancing is my joy, it’s part of my self-care.”

By L'Oréal Blackett
The Level Up

How Ramla Ali Is Changing The Face Of Boxing & Creating Safe Spaces

“The ultimate aim is to make sport a fairer place for women.”

By Sam Rogers

Quick Question

Quick Question

Elizabeth Day Still Believes There’s Beauty In Failure

The writer has joined forces with No7 for an important campaign that aims to help women recover from COVID’s “SHEcession”.

By Rebecca Fearn
Quick Question

How To Get Into The “Protagonist Mindset”, According To Nicola Mendelsohn

Facebook's VP EMEA shares her best career advice & discusses her work trying to cure Follicular Lymphoma, the cancer she lives with.

By Rebecca Fearn
Quick Question

How To Be Productive & Maintain Sanity, According To Grace Beverley

The 24-year-old fitness entrepreneur explains that you need to work smarter, not harder, in her debut book.

By Alice Broster
Quick Question

Biologist Beronda Montgomery On The Life Lessons We Can Learn From Plants

The award-winning scientist talks getting more Black girls into STEM and the wisdom the natural world has to offer.

By Niellah Arboine
Tech

Meet The Lecturer Documenting The Digital Lives Of Black People

Dr Francesca Sobande discusses Black creativity, the “internet boyfriend” phenomenon, & the best career advice she’s ever received.

By Melissa Kasule
Social Justice

The Founder Of The Black Curriculum Wants Us To Get It Right From The Start

“There’d be more empathy, more understanding, and more room for learning.”

By L'Oréal Blackett
How I Made It Work

How A Hairdresser From Botley Is Making It Work After Turning A Van Into A Salon

“When the outbreak happened, I was worried about the implications of working in a salon environment. Being asthmatic, I didn’t want to be around hundreds of others each day.”

By Aimée Grant Cumberbatch
Health

The Lessons I Learnt Trying To Get My PCOS Diagnosis As A Black Woman

Navigating the UK healthcare system as a woman is hard. Navigating it as a Black woman is even harder.

By Aaliyah Miller