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Extravagant celebrity beauty spending

Beauty often comes at a price, but some people are willing to spend more than others. Celebrities are renowned for their extravagant purchases, from designer dresses to pink diamond rings, and their approach to beauty treatments is no different either. While the rest of us scrabble around Boots for a decent yet modestly-priced foundation, A-listers are busy indulging in thousands of pounds worth of lotions ...

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Age-defying over 40s – what are their secrets?

Today’s 40-something women look fresh-faced and beautiful – but what are their secrets? We meet three age-defying ladies. During your early twenties, your  skin is at its peak. It’s fresh, robust, and – for these reasons – can hide a multitude of sins. From late-night partying to careless stints in the sun; slack dietary habits to cheap, gaudy make-up, your skin can handle bad cosmetics and poor maintenance ...

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Beauty secrets of the 40-something celebs

Jennifer Aniston's age-defying physique is making headlines once again, cementing her status as one of the many female celebrities who are looking incredibly good for their age nowadays. But just how does she and her fellow 40-something stars do it? The new red band trailer for Jennifer Aniston's latest film We're the Millers shows the actress stripping down to some seriously skimpy underwear and unveiling ...

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Dress for your shape

Unless you’re blessed with a model’s ‘perfect’ bod, not every outfit will fit, choose the right styles for you. Are you… an apple shape? Apple-shaped bodies are larger on top and smaller below. You tend to have broad shoulders and full breasts and usually carry weight around the tummy, yet you have smaller hips and bum and slim legs. Do Choose fitted tops that fall just below your natural belt-line. V- or d ...

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Rear of the Year winners

Our guest editor, Carol Vorderman, is in good company when it comes to one of her best assets. She won rear of the year in 2011, but who else has scooped the gong for their superior posterior? 2005 Nell Mcandrew, 39 Fitness fanatic and accomplished athlete After releasing several fitness DVDs, Nell took up running in her thirties, and smashed her previous personal best at the 2012 London Marathon with a top ...

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Skincare secrets revealed

Not sure if face oils are right for you? Worried about scars or age spots? find the solution to your skincare worries… Q. My skin is oily. Does that mean I shouldn’t use a facial oil? Emma, 30, Nottingham A. Oils can actually help to control sebum production, so there’s no need to steer clear. ‘Because they are lightweight, purifying and deeply moisturising, they’re great for everyone,’ explains Nichola Jos ...

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Bad teeth? You don’t have to grin and bear it…

Tinkering with the ivories - if you’re not happy with your smile, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Bad teeth. Alongside that penchant for afternoon tea and ill-fitting suits, it’s a British stereotype. And it’s true that unlike our American cousins, with their perfect straight, white gnashers, Brits’ teeth are often far from the much-coveted ‘pearly whites’. However, this caricature could soon become lon ...

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Skin revolution: look younger without going under the knife

Worried about those fine lines and wrinkles? We explain how you can age-proof your face – without going under the knife. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures, known as medical aesthetics, need to be taken seriously, both by you, as the patient, and by those treating you. Unfortunately, in today’s quick fix society, this is not always the case, and, unlike cosmetic surgery which is now regulated, aesthetic pract ...

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Stylish springtime hair trends

Another season, another flurry of hair trends. We check out the stylish springtime must-haves, and what those hair treatments really do… Extensions Not only are these a great way to add extra length to your tresses – they can also add volume and layers to thin hair. How do they work? The type of extensions you opt for will depend upon your desired result and your budget. Clip-in extensions are perfect for u ...

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10 beauty mistakes that add years

Avoid these common make-up, hair and skincare faux pas for a younger-looking you… No one wants their beauty regime to leave them looking older than they are! But if you don’t overhaul your products and routine from time to time, that’s exactly what will happen. Don’t assume that what worked for you at 25 will still do the trick at 45. It’s time to take a long, hard look at these age-accelerating beauty sins ...

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Lorraine Kelly’s style secrets

Take a leaf out of our cover star, Lorraine Kelly’s wardrobe and experiment with colours, classics and cover-ups. Stiletto heels Lorraine always finishes an outfit with a pair of statement heels. ‘I like quirky shoes and have a collection from Betsey Johnson – my comfiest are leopard skin with pink soles. As long as there’s a bit of support, I can last the full show. You can really jazz up an outfit with a ...

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