I’ve long preached the benefits of body brushing, and I absolutely love this one from Aromatherapy Associates (£25, available at aromatherapyassociates.com). I find this process particularly useful in summer, when the lower half of our legs can become puffy and slightly swollen, as it helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage.   Incorporate this quick routine into your morning or evening pre-showering, using gentle, upwards…

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WORKOUT FRIENDLY SKINCARE

  You know those people who manage to look effortlessly gorgeous at the gym? Yep, me too. Though, sadly, I haven’t been blessed with such good fortune. My gym face is rather less effortless, and generally involves a glaze of beetroot-faced sweat. And so, I admit, I like to give myself a helping hand. By no means a full face of make-up, but…
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NO ORDINARY SKINCARE

While I admit I love a skincare splurge, often a product comes along that works wonders and is purse-friendly, too. In this case, it’s not just a product, but an entire line of effective and affordable skincare. The Ordinary (theordinary.com) burst on to the scene in 2016, and its founder, former computer programmer, Brandon Truaxe, had one thing in mind when he created…
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BE A GLOW HOE . . . WITH GABY ROSLIN

  Smart, sassy, funny. I’ve always been a girl fan of TV and radio powerhouse, Gaby Roslin. From her Big Breakfast days to her current home at BBC radio, I quizzed the blonde bombshell on all things beauty, health and life.  Gaby which three beauty items could you not live without?Mascara. I am loving the new ‘Bad Gal Bang’ from Benefit. Secondly, lip…
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Red Carpet Ready!

I have been in the industry for a long time now, 27 years to be precise, and it still excites and amazes me how, when I work with professional make-up artists like Caroline Barnes my features can be enhanced, my skin made to look flawless and my face subtly contoured to create cheek bones and a jawline that is no longer there! This…
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Lisa Loves…. Japan

  In the words of a poet (actually, it was the 1980s band The Vapors) I think I’m turning Japanese. Then again the whole world will be turning Japanese as the country hosts the Rugby World Cup next year before the 2020 Olympics lands in Tokyo. My love affair with the Land of the Rising Sun began nearly 30 years ago. I was…
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