If you're a makeup addict, the chances are that you already own a set of Spectrum makeup brushes, or at the very least have seen their colourful designs all over your Instagram feed. Sisters Sophie and Hannah Pycroft started Spectrum Collections from their garage in Barry, Wales (yep that would be the same Barry Island you remember from Gavin and Stacey), and in less than four years have grown a company that is worth an estimated twelve MILLION pounds.
What's in it? Peppermint oil, vanilla absolute, evening primrose seeds and African marigold oil. Pros? You wanna know what my big Friday night plans are? Going home and applying this bad boy again. The peppermint scent is so addictive and it has this satisfying tingle on your skin, like someone gently blowing on your face with an Extra Strong Mint in their mouth. But more importantly it deflated the horrific spot that had rudely popped up on my chin. Cons? Only that I can't wear it everyday of the week.
It's always a great day when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave the house, but this time it was Cardiff's turn to to be blessed with a visit from everyone's new favourite couple (I specify 'new' because Kate and Wills forever have our hearts).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".