Cara Rogers

Hello! My name is Cara, I'm a freelance writer with a particular interest in popular culture, social commentary, feminism, lifestyle, mental health and wellness, fashion and beauty, and food and restaurants.

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These are the five products Rita Ora used to create the ultimate 'wedding' glow

Rita Ora is the queen of the red lip, but she toned it down a notch for her ‘wedding’. The singer, 32, recently wed Marvel director Taika Waititi, and although we haven’t seen any pics from the ceremony, she’s given a nod to her big day in the video for her new single, You Only Love Me. In the clip, she’s seen getting glammed up for her wedding – using products from gorge makeup brand ICONIC London. Rita’s skin has a natural glow, which was built up using ICONIC London’s Super Smoother Blurri

Meghan Trainor announces her second pregnancy - after opening up about terrifying birth experience

Meghan Trainor is expecting her second child. In a photo shared to Instagram by Meghan, 29 and her husband, Daryl Sabara, 30, the singer, pouts at the camera alongside a selection of ultrasound photos. Short but sweet, the caption reads, ‘BABY #2 COMING THIS SUMMER @darylsabara.’ The Made You Look singer also shared a TikTok video titled the ‘moment I found out I was pregnant with baby number 2,’. In the clip, she is visibly emotional as she holds her pregnancy test up to the camera. Meghan –

House of Lords backs buffer zones for abortion clinics in England and Wales

'Buffer zones' around abortion clinics in England and Wales are closer to becoming a reality following overwhelming support from the House of Lords in a debate, which took place on 30 January. The proposed legislation now has one last step to go before being passed – final approval from the House of Commons. The proposed provision for buffer zones is an amendment to the Public Order Bill, which was added by Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy. For context: buffer zones are areas around

21 gorgeous Valentine's Day nail designs to inspire your next mani

Looking for Valentine's Day nail inspo? You've come to the right place. Whether you’re after a sweet and simple design for date night, a fun, fresh, and flirty set for a Galentine's dinner, or the perfect manicure to accompany a new bit of jewellery (we give you permission to send this article as a hint…), these are 2023's top trends according to two top nail artists. As always, pink and red are essential for the season of love. This year, though, we’re set to see even more variation when it c

Pinterest Predicts 2023: Your roundup of the year's top trends

Though it’s widely seen as a platform for aesthetic and organised dreams, Pinterest is not just a place to share pretty pictures. With the launch of the 2023 Pinterest Predicts, we’ve been given a whole host of exciting trends that we can’t wait to work into our 2023 living. Pinterest uses platform data to forecast the following year’s trends, based on the premise that “people use Pinterest to plan for the future.” What is pinned is what is being planned, therefore will be on the rise in the ne

The Complexity of Idealising Independence

What does independence mean to you? To me, it means being comfortable spending the evening in my own company, walking to the shop on my own in the dark (even if I am a little on edge…), and taking myself to a coffee shop and not worrying about whether everyone is looking at me. Doing these things means a lot to me – they’re important moments which really affirm my confidence. But these moments don’t just mean a lot to me. They’ve become increasingly significant and meaningful in our social imaginary.

10 Wellness Products You Need for 2023

2022 has been the year of wellness. With a new essential wellness product put on our radar every week, it’s been a good one for those of us who are self-care fanatics. Naturally, we want to carry on our self-care habits into 2023, so here are a few reflections to help you decide what to carry into the New Year and what to leave behind. Self-care and wellness can take many forms. It might look like spending extra time with loved ones, having a week-long digital detox, or trying to integrate that

Let's Stop Ridiculing Romance

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a sucker for romance. In school, I loved Twilight to the point where I could essentially recite the words along with the film, and the likes of 27 Dresses and How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days will always be the foundation for my perfect evening in. I’ll probably always love a heartbreak anthem and, more recently, Bridgerton ship edits became a staple in my TikTok FYP. Books, TV, films, music – anything with a juicy romantic hook will probably grab my a

Why can’t we accept that social media stars are celebrities?

Social media stars have millions, even billions, of followers, viewers, subscribers, and listeners. They’re on magazine covers, attending huge industry events, and earning vast amounts of money. But, despite immense popularity and great success in their respective fields, we continue to resist the idea that the new generation of social media stars has a legitimate claim to celebrity and success. In many ways, social media stars should be considered celebrities. They have plenty of fans, amass l

REVIEW: Gastrono-me

Walking into Gastrono-me on Cambridge’s Bridge Street, the eagle-eyed might spot the words printed on the window: ‘Tacos and tequila, mac and mimosas, pasta and pornstars’. With these words, the tone for your meal at Gastrono-Me is set. Bright, fresh, and exciting, you’re treated to an eclectic menu of fun, colourful plates. As you sip on cocktails from the extensive selection on offer (insider tip: the glass of sangria is huge…), your first glance at the menu might have you torn over what to g

10 best child-friendly restaurants in Manchester

We get it, finding a child-friendly restaurant in Manchester isn't the easiest task. Sure. having children in tow doesn’t have to stop you from going out to eat, but we know it can make it ever so slightly more difficult. From worrying whether restaurants will offer dishes that your child(ren) will like to questioning whether you’ll get your money’s worth for a meal that might just end up strewn across the dining table, eating out with kids can be a stressful feat. And not all restaurants mak

12 of the best Christmas dinners in Manchester for 2022

Christmas is a time for being with loved ones, watching festive films, and cocooning up in a pile of fluffy blankets. It’s also a time for eating great food. Succulent turkey, crispy pigs in blankets, and silky potato dauphinoise. Our mouths are watering at the very thought... If you’re anything like us, festive family meals at home can become more than a little stressful. Planning what you’ll be serving up, juggling a thousand pans, and a vast mountain of washing up to deal with once you’re fi

Charity which serves restaurant quality food to vulnerable people launches new supper club

A community kitchen and drop-in centre based in Earl’s Court, Refettorio Felix has a history of serving its community and beyond, and that community spirit continues across all seasons. The charity’s main activity is to provide restaurant-quality food using surplus ingredients to vulnerable people, for free. Its primary ethos is to empower marginalised individuals in a space where they can feel safe and secure, and it operates with an open-door policy, meaning anybody who is struggling and ne

Caffe Nero’s 2022 Christmas menu has launched, and you won’t be disappointed

Did you think you were all caught up with this year’s Christmas coffee shop menus? Think again… Caffe Nero is the latest in a string of many to launch its 2022 festive menu, and it looks like we’re in for a real treat. We’re firm believers that you don’t need an excuse to nip down into your nearest Caffe Nero for a hot drink and a cake. But, if you really feel like you need one, maybe this will do the trick. This year, Caffe Nero has launched eight new additions to its festive menu, alongside

REVIEW: 'young forever' by Nessa Barrett

The internet is usually particularly scathing towards TikTok stars who make their move into the music industry. 20-year-old Nessa Barrett, however, may be an exception to that rule, and for good reason! Since her rise to fame on TikTok in 2019, Barrett has climbed the ranks from social media lip-syncer to a star in her own right. Beginning with her debut single Pain in 2020, moving on to her debut EP Pretty Poison in 2021, and most recently her debut album young forever. Barrett’s discography h

REVIEW: Feels Like June

Stepping into Feels Like June feels like stepping onto the set of some kind of LA show home. Oozing with Californian cool, it’s an Instagram interior design page’s dream. Pastel coloured vases are carefully tucked into sage green shelves, a huge feature wall showcases a selection of brightly-coloured prints, and dusky pink stools sit at a long bar, adorned with hanging green plants and gold features. Dishes and flavours at Feels Like June are simple, clean, and fresh. An introductory mezze plat

Mark Hix becomes Director of food and beverage at the Groucho Club

If you’re switched on to the London private members' club scene at all, you might just have heard of The Groucho Club. The latest news from the exclusive club is the naming of acclaimed chef Mark Hix as its new Director of food and beverage, making him responsible for all food and drink offered at the club. Having been a member of the club for more than 30 years, it’s assumed that Hix will be well-versed in its style and character as he takes on the role. Speaking on his new position, Hix

The M&S Christmas advert for 2022 is here (and it's as sweet as you'd suspect)

Christmas is not only a time for carols, cherished moments with loved ones, and more food in our tummies than we really need. One of the highlights of everyone’s festive calendars (surely it’s not just us…) is the exciting release of Christmas adverts by all our favourite brands. Marks & Spencer has kicked off this year’s festive ad season with an offering that has really set the tone for what’s to come. M&S’ 2022 Christmas food advert sees Dawn French returning to our screens as the Christm

What actually is a Negroni Sbagliato? Here’s how to make one

If you, like us, haven't been able to get Emma D'Arcy's talk of Negronis out of your head since *that* video went viral, here's everything you could possibly want to know about the iconic drink If you’ve paid any attention at all to the internet in the past few weeks, you will have heard plenty of talk of a Negroni Sbagliato. All of the chatter can be pinpointed back to House of the Dragon stars Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke. In a ‘Get to Know Me’ interview, Cooke asks D’Arcy what their ‘drink

Best brunch Cambridge: 14 delicious brunch spots you need to visit

Cambridge students and visitors alike love a good brunch, so there's plenty on offer in the city - check out our roundup of the best Cambridge brunches Nestled alongside the River Cam, just a short train ride north of London, you’ll find the city of Cambridge. With a long and rich history behind it, the city is famed for its status as home to the University of Cambridge, but it has a whole lot more to offer than lectures and an impressive roster of alumni. Winding cobbled streets, vast medieva
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