You’re stuck in traffic on the motorway and Adele comes on the radio. Your best friend is walking down the aisle to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. You’ve stepped on a piece of lego the children have left out, or you simply saw two cute old people holding hands.

Cue the tears; flowing down your face uncontrollably and bringing your make up along for the bumpy ride. It’s happened. I think this is what they call full blown, ugly crying.                                                      

If you really want a mascara that’s not going to let you down in those emotional moments, stick to CODE’s Volumising Lengthening Mascara; its officially tear proof. 

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It's super important for us to have a genuine relationship with our #CODERS, and part of that is introducing you to the team. We decided to start a feature, where members of Team CODE would answer a few questions so that you can get to know us a little better!

Next up... it's Dee x

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Here at CODE HQ we wanted to give you an insight into the ladies inspiring us at the moment, each month we'll be picking a CODE Girl who's killing it in her own unique way.

This month we're loving birthday babe, Emma Willis.

You love her. I love her. Everyone loves her. She is impossible not to like.

Keep reading to see why we can’t get enough of her.

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It’s International Women’s Day which means today is all about spreading the love and appreciating the achievements of women all over the world.

In honour of some of our favourite ladies in the music industry, we’ve created the ultimate inspirational women playlist.

From Lauryn Hill to Kesha and everyone in between, this playlist will truly remind you who runs the world.

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make up mistakes

You know how you look back at photos of yourself from a few years ago and you instantly recoil at your make-up? Those skinny brows! That under-eye concealer that was two shades too light! That fake-tan that veers slightly too close to orange? Nowadays we have Instagram filters to blur away what we don’t like, but that’s no excuse for a make-up faux pas that could be totally unavoidable. And in an era of contouring, highlighting, fake lashes and fake lips, there is a hell of a lot that can go wrong. We’ve all done it – this isn’t about feeling bad about your make-up mistakes – but here are a few tips to avoid repeating the most common ones of 2017, as we make our way in to the New Year….

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The perfect nude lip has become a bit of a beauty phenomenon in its own right. In recent years the nude lip, like the red lip before it, has become a go-to look that, done right, has the power to transform your face, update your look and make you look can’t-put-my-finger-on-why better. Now the nude lip got a – sort of – royal seal of approval, as the signature look of Prince Harry’s gorgeous new fiancé, Meghan Markle.

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christmas party

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying, that the annual office Christmas party has become a phenomenon in its own right. The only time it’s socially acceptable to do your make-up at your desk, get drunk with your boss and pull a fake sickie, the office Christmas party often gets a bad rep, with its connotations of cheap booze and embarrassing antics. Well, we can’t promise that our CODE Christmas party rulebook will keep you on the straight and narrow, but we can promise that if you follow our party beauty guide, you’ll certainly look good at this year’s Christmas do. So, here are our top five rules for making sure your Christmas party antics are memorable for all the right reasons. And we promise there’s no mention of mistletoe or photocopiers.

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christmas gift gide

Yes it's THAT time of the year again. So, whether you’re ahead of the game and don’t mind joining the crowds or planning on a spot of online shopping from the comfort of your sofa, we’ve taken away some of the legwork and hunted down a collection of the most unique, lust-worthy beauty gifts that money can buy right now.

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Stocking Fillers

It can be hard to please your beauty-obsessed friends: with beauty products being so accessible and not usually too pricey, anything new they already have and anything they spot they usually snap up there and then. The key to buying a successful stocking filler is to go for something that they won’t have picked for themselves – something that is either a little bit luxurious or self-indulgent, or something that is so cute and quirky they won’t have thought of it themselves. So here’s a few stocking-filler ideas that they hopefully won’t already have in their make-up bag. And if they do, well, then you can always keep it for yourself…

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how to fake a good nights sleep

Beauty sleep starting to become a thing of the past? Why is it that when the nights start to get longer, the amount of sleep we’re getting actually, conversely, starts to reduce? The clocks might have gone back this weekend but let’s face it, the extra hour in bed didn’t touch the sides- we’re getting gradually less sleep each week, thanks to our inability to turn down invitations to all those bonfire night parties/ post-work prosecco/ pre-Christmas drinks (yes, even in November. We like to start early.)....

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