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Star treatment: your affordable guide to celebrity beauty

They grace the covers of your favourite magazines and steal the spotlight on the red carpet. How can someone ever have such flawless beauty? Although killer genetics definitely have a role, these celebrities have admitted to getting a little nip and tuck here and there. But don’t worry! Nowadays, you don’t need the salary of an Oscar-winning actor to treat yourself to some beauty tweaks. Here are the most p ...

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Eat your way to younger looking skin

Everyone wants a smoother, more youthful complexion, but research now shows that as well as using an effective skincare regime - eating certain foods can really make a difference to the condition of a person's skin. Whether it's boosting the skin's own collagen, protecting the skin from ageing UV rays or speeding cell turnover to reveal healthy skin, the vitamins and minerals that fruits and vegetables cont ...

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Semi permanent make-up and Alopecia

"Wow. I should have done this a long time ago!" This is a common reaction from The Dermatography Clinic's clients. Expert semi permanent make-up artist Rene’e Cleovoulou used to be in the bridal industry, and has seen more tears of joy in the moment her clients see their new eyebrows, than in the moment a bride has found her perfect dress. This feeling is even so much more intense for those clients sufferin ...

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How to choose the perfect diamond engagement ring

Lorna Burnhouse, jewellery buyer for Beaverbrooks, provides her top tips for selecting your engagement ring. Diamonds were formed millions of years ago in conditions that will never be seen on the Earth again. That’s why they are the perfect stone to mark one of life’s most momentous occasions – your engagement. With so many shapes and styles of diamonds to choose from, finding the one that feels just right ...

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How To avoid thinning hair

Mark Leeson, 2014 Hairdresser of the year, shares his expert tips on thinning hair: 1 - Going for a fringe can transform your look. A full, heavy fringe is bang on trend and can do wonders to hide forehead wrinkles and has a girly, youthful appeal.  Wispy fringes on the other hand can be very ageing and can bring the attention to the wrinkles more. So if your hair is very fine, I would opt for a side-swept ...

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Get the skin you want without going under the knife

For many of us, there are plenty of things we’d wish to change about our appearance but are too worried about going under the knife.  However, with the help of the latest non-surgical procedures it is now possible to transform your skin and body with minimal downtime and without the obvious tell-tale signs of enhancement.   Facial veins: Facial thread veins or broken red veins are small unsightly super ...

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The Perfume Shop – One stop shop for gift ideas

The great thing about The Perfume Shop is its huge selection of fragrances to suit everyone’s budget.  In this season of giving, choosing the right gift is made easier, with their helpful online and in-store guide.  All fragrances fall into family groups e.g. Floral, Woody, Spicy and Fresh etc. People tend to stay with a certain smell family, either because it recreates happy memories, or simply because it ...

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Top 5 tips on how to walk in your Christmas party heels

On the 12th day of Christmas your true love gave to you… a gorgeous pair of new Jimmy Choos. But then the panic sets in, and a social anxiety fills you with the image of your grand entrance to the staff christmas party ending in you and your four inches in a dishevelled heap on the floor. That is not the ideal glamourous wrap to your year that you had wished for. To save some embarrassment and hopefully som ...

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Why footwear is the perfect Christmas gift

Buy your loved one some quality shoes or boots this Christmas and you're presenting them with a gift that will keep on giving for months and years to come! If you make your selection from a brand that's well respected for manufacturing footwear that is well-fitting and comfortable as well as stylish to boot, then you'll be adding to that the hours of yuletide joy that happy feet can bring. It's a stress-fre ...

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Wedding jewellery and accessories: how to create the ideal blend on your special day

Stating the obvious sometimes helps - when it comes to planning a wedding, the devil is definitely in the detail, with so many things to get ticked off the checklist that it can seem never-ending! Not panicking is easier said than done, but a top tip to keep in mind is that the theme you’ve chosen for your special day should be a deciding factor in nailing the look and feel of the big day. This includes jew ...

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Face masks are now cut from a different cloth meaning hydrated and much younger looking skin!

We all lead busy lives so it is crucial to keep our skincare routines simple and effective. Face masks can be a valuable addition to your skincare regime, with ranges available that are highly beneficial for all skin types. Nowadays, though, it isn’t only the ingredients that are included within the masks that matter, it is also the cloth from which they are made. Some facial masks now include state of the ...

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Winter beauty essentials

Whether you’re twenty-five, or sixty-five, the quest to maintain healthy, soft skin and nails can be a daily challenge.  Added to that, indoors or outdoors, fluctuations in temperate, especially this time of the year, can take a toll on skin and nails – leaving them dry, flaky and unsightly.  Replenishing winter essentials is made easier with some great compact kits with all the beauty products you need fro ...

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Natural ways to keep your skin glowing

Enjoying the summer sun is a natural way to keep skin looking radiant, but now that the winter is fast approaching we need to think a little harder about how to lock in that fresh glow. Beauty industry expert, Clare Weyers from Elite School of Beauty Therapy, reveals her insider tips on how to achieve glowing summer skin all year round. There are hundreds of skin enhancement products on the shelves that cla ...

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Winter skin – combating the harshness of the coming season!

Winter is approaching, bringing with it a change in climate that can sometimes have a detrimental effect on our skin. During the winter months, humidity in the environment is lower, which results in dryer skin. The constant pumping out of central heating in our homes and workplaces adds to these drying effects. There’s also less of a desire to drink water in the cold season. Lack of water can stop the skin ...

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5 Natural ways to weather proof your locks this winter!

As the colder weather approaches, it brings with it a host of winter hair woes that can often leave your locks looking far from their best.  Dullness, breakage and frizz are all common problems most of us have to contend with. Holland & Barrett Beauty Expert Lucy Pottinger reveals her top tips on how to tackle winter hair horrors a natural and effective way.  Try some vitalising Vitamins            Turn ...

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A boot for all seasons

Once only the preserve of deepest winter in fashion circles, the humble boot is now centre-stage all year round and a contender for every occasion. This summer has seen pale and slouchy lightweight numbers, often with laser cut detailing or wooden block heels strutting down the UK's high streets and around the festivals often teamed with mini shorts or all-in-ones. As the season starts to change and the moo ...

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How to keep your feet happy

Feet are the most abused, and often neglected, parts of the body. Most people only consider their feet during summer months, as they're synonymous with pretty summer dresses and sandals. But, taking care of your feet during summer and winter months can prevent common disorders such as calluses, hard skin, dry patches and fungal infections. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up ...

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How Vitamin C supplements can benefit your skin

You might have noticed that vitamin C is a common ingredient in a lot of skin care treatments. The reason for this is that this vitamin provides a very effective shield against the sun and has a number of beneficial effects on the skin. By increasing the amount of vitamin C in your diet or taking vitamin C supplements, you can enjoy these excellent benefits.  What are the benefits that vitamin C offers the ...

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How to look 10 years younger in 10 minutes

Forget surgery, sometimes all it takes is some clever make-up and a bit of grooming to get you looking 10 years younger in a matter of minutes!   Tinted moisturiser It might be tempting to think that hiding behind a mask of make-up will disguise your age, but in fact the reverse is true – nothing looks more youthful than a fresh complexion – and it’s fairly easy to fake. First of all, forget thick foun ...

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The benefits of using muslin face cloths to cleanse your skin

Skin cleansing is an essential part of personal hygiene and should never be compromised. The daily build up of environmental pollution, grime and grease, as well as makeup accumulates over the skin’s surface and can ultimately lead to clogged pores, acne, black heads, excessive dead skin cells and dull skin complexion. Regardless of your skin type, proper deep cleansing not only prompts dry skin to become h ...

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