Give the gift of beauty

December 23, 2016

From luxurious sets to sweet stocking fillers, whatever your budget and whoever it's for, there's a beauty gift to suit this Christmas.

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Scent with love

February 8, 2016

A flirty fragrance makes the perfect gift on Valentine’s Day. Claire Spreadbury sniffs out the best Flowers and chocolates are all very well, but receiving a beautiful bottle of perfume or cologne on February 14 (ideally paired with underwear) is always better. So why not opt for a different sort of bouquet this year, and frolic with fragrance instead?

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Ready, get set, go…

December 14, 2015

Stuck for gift ideas? You’ll be all ’set’ for Christmas with a fab pampering pack. Katie Wright unveils her favourites. A prettily-packaged beauty bundle can make a fine festive gift for everyone, from your octogenarian Nana to your pre-teen niece - but choosing from the vast array that hit the shelves in December is half the battle. Fear not, however, as we’ve waded through the mountains of make-up, skincare and smellies to bring you the definitive dozen. From budget to blowout, these are the kits that will delight your nearest and dearest this Christmas...

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A force to be reckoned with

October 12, 2015

She’s amassed millions of video views and become a font of beauty knowledge, now Fleur de Force has launched her own make-up range. Katie Wright chats to the vlogging star about beauty tips, bargains and making it big in the digital age She may not be a household name (yet), but on the internet, the girl known as Fleur de Force is nothing short of a megastar.

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The great make-up escape

June 29, 2015

If you can’t get away anywhere exotic this summer, let the exotic come to you - via your make-up bag. Katie Wright explores the holiday-inspired collections Morocco, Rio, the French Riviera... the words alone are enough to conjure images of endless beaches, sultry sunsets and the clink of cocktail glasses. These are just some of the glamorous destinations that have inspired the latest wave of beauty launches, bringing sumptuous colours and equatorial sunshine to even the palest of complexions. So even if you’re not leaving on a jet plane any time soon, turn your staycation into an exotic escape with the help of these globe-trotting goodies...

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Get made-up for spring

March 23, 2015

Catwalk outfits may be out of reach, but copying models’ hair and make-up is much easier. Katie Wright reveals the SS15 beauty trends you can try at home Make-up artists at fashion shows have a tendency to get a bit, well, experimental - resulting in catwalk looks that you wouldn’t dream of wearing in real life.

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Nine steps to beauty perfection

July 29, 2014

If you’re looking for exclusive beauty treatments in Aberdeen, look no further. The Chester Hotel’s IX Beauty features two beauty rooms and nail bars offering indulgent treatments for both guests and non-guests.

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How to rock festival-proof hairstyles

June 26, 2014

The runways have spoken: summer’s biggest hair trends are all about effortless flirty femininity. With festival season almost upon us, celebrity hairstylist and style director at the Daniel Galvin salon (Mayfair) Asgar Saboo shares with us his favourite no-fuss festival hairstyles to keep it cool and chic during this bustling season.


Quotes of the Day May 24

May 24, 2014

Quotes of the Day from Actress Sophia Loren and theatre director Sir Richard Eyre. “Beauty is not important. You have to be interesting, someone who is different to other people. Otherwise, you just turn up and look beautiful and there is nothing more in you.” Actress Sophia Loren, 79.

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Five simple ways to get bikini-ready for summer

May 14, 2014

Is your summer holiday looming scarily near? Looking into ways to get your body ready for that teeny weeny bikini you have had your eye on? Well look no further! Laurence Beeken, Food Information Executive at Weight Loss Resources shares his top, achievable tips.