The power of a pedicure is a magical thing. The one summer beauty splurge I’d recommend to anyone. In fact, I’d say it’s pretty much compulsory. For relatively little money, the results of a professional pedicure far outweigh what I can achieve at home. All that buffing and filling and polishing is hard work, and I’m never that happy with the end result.…

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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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Want To Know Whats In My Make-up Bag?!

I love working with my friend and creator of “Speed Beauty” Caroline Barnes. We have known each other for years and I just adore the way Caroline works to really enhance someones natural beauty with brilliant subtle techniques. Caroline is truly is one of the best makeup artists out there and has been an ambassador for Max Factor for many many years for good reason.…
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LISA LOVES . . . THE ORDINARY’S SERUM FOUNDATION

  As you may well know by now, when I’m not working, I much prefer make-up that doesn’t suffocate my skin. Which is why I’m so in love with The Ordinary’s Serum Foundation (£5.70 for 30ml, available at theordinary.com), which provides super lightweight coverage that glides seamlessly over pores and fine lines. Twenty-one different shades are categorised over three skin tones – fair,…
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