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Budget Beauty | The best budget hair care, makeup and skincare

You don’t have to spend big to get great results - we check out the cheapest beauty and health buys around that really work

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Soap in a can? These new beauty refills will change the way you wash, shampoo – and tan

1 day ago / Victoria Woodhall

Refill pouches that help slash plastic waste by up to 98% and a 'drinks can' body wash that's completely plastic-free. On world environment day today, and every day, we're in >>>

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Shampoo bars – better than your regular bottle of hair wash?

May 26th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Eco and travel-friendly, solid shampoos offer a range of benefits, but how do they scrub up? We put them to the test >>>

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The best eye creams for mature skin to hydrate, brighten and moisturise

May 24th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

As we age our delicate under-eye skin becomes more fragile than ever - lavish love on it with these eye creams for older skin >>>

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The budget beauty buys keeping Nicola Bonn happy in lockdown

May 20th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

Strapped for cash but still want that dopamine hit you get from deliveries? Here's what to put in your basket >>>

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To Buy For: the eyebrow trimmer that helped me finally pluck my own brows

May 18th 2020 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine had never been able to tweeze her own brows (the pain!) until this genius eyebrow plucker came into her life. If you're missing your brow bar, this is a brilliant alternative >>>

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What is a skin essence and why it's actually really useful

May 11th 2020

Already widely used in Korea, this antioxidant-rich, anti-pollution liquid is still something of a niche buy mainly because we're confused about what it actually does. We wouldn't be without it and here's why >>>

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The best bath oils to relax, soothe and lift your spirits

April 29th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Whatever your mood or bodily need, there's a bath oil for that >>>

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Nicola Bonn's not quite so beautiful life

April 28th 2020 / Nicola Bonn

In her new column, the beauty podcaster describes the challenges of working from home, homeschooling two young children and not locking the bathroom door. From period dramas to life-saving beauty tools, it's all here >>>

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A nail industry pro tells us how to safely remove gel nail polish at home

April 2nd 2020

Whatever you do, don’t peel it off! And if you need to remove your acrylic nails, read on... >>>

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The best skin tints to suit every complexion

March 27th 2020 / Jessica Morgan

Who needs full coverage when you're barely leaving the house? Instead we're reaching for lighter bases that enhance skin glow rather than masking every imperfection. Here's our edit of the best tinted creams and sheer, lightweight foundations >>>

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Why everyone's buying aloe vera for homemade hand sanitiser

March 25th 2020

To make your own hand sanitiser aloe vera is a key ingredient - but it has other skincare benefits too >>>

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How to dye your hair at home like a pro

March 23rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

Since a trip to the salon probably isn't on the cards, here's how to get that freshly coloured feeling without leaving the house >>>

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Can sheets mask ever be environmentally friendly?

March 12th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Given that they’re a single-use product, is there a way to make sheet masks sustainable? >>>

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The indie beauty brands we’re getting excited about

February 19th 2020

So-called 'Skindie ' skincare is taking over. These are the small but mighty skincare brands that have something for everyone >>>

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Alicia Burke: "Growing up, you weren't beautiful if you didn't straighten your hair"

February 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Aged 25, the model and face of Tom Ford Beauty took the bold step of embracing her natural hair and has never felt more beautiful. She explains why she stepped away from restrictive beauty norms - and gives us a peek inside her bathroom cabinet >>>

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Beauty Shopaholic: what this fitness influencer spends her money on

February 11th 2020

With over 1 million followers on YouTube, PT Lucy Wyndham-Read is best known for her 7-minute workouts. But she's something of a beauty buff too. Here she shares what she spends her money on >>>

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Want to fade dark spots? This is the this new doctor-approved ingredient to look out for

February 1st 2020

To help zap sun spots and dark patches, tranexamic acid is the powerhouse ingredient you're about to see everywhere >>>

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Boots’ new ingredient-led skincare brand is here to take The Ordinary’s crown

January 22nd 2020

Fans of budget skincare are going to love 'Boots Ingredients', the new affordable range of skin solutions >>>

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Foaming cleansers for every skin type

January 22nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Foaming face wash often gets a bad rep, with people avoiding it for fear it will strip their skin. We round up the best foaming cleansers that deliver a deep clean >>>

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This is Alessandra Steinherr's entire AM to PM beauty routine

December 18th 2019 / Anna Hunter

In all of its delicious detail. Plus the celebrity whose skin made her do a double take... >>>

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Avon's new clean beauty range Distillery moves into makeup - and we love it

November 19th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

From cleansers, to face oils, to a very intriguing crystal clear night cream, Avon has made clean beauty affordable with its Distillery skincare. Now make way for vegan -friendly eyeshadows, foundations, lip creams and mascara >>>

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Glossy Picks: The beauty launches that we're embracing this week

November 13th 2019 / Emma North

Each week we bring you the latest beauty products to hit the shelves, from CBD rollers to nail polish that appeals to our inner child. Take a look at the most exciting new launches for a mid-November pick-me-up... >>>

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London’s New Beauty Destinations: Goodbye, money.

November 13th 2019 / Melanie Macleod

When it comes to beauty shopping, we want our treatments and our retail all under one roof – and London is listening, with top wellness and beauty spots popping up all over the capital; our new favourite playground, AfterBeauty launches today, and you're in for a treat... >>>

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Take the stress away from Christmas gifting this year with ESPA

October 30th 2019 / Emma North

Give loved ones the at-home spa experience with these luxurious Christmas gift ideas to suit all budgets >>>

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This Halloween makeup is easier than it looks

October 25th 2019 / Alexandra Harrison

It’s the spooky party look that’s just the right side of glam. Alexandra Harrison shares her 5 easy steps to create ‘Glitter Unzipped’ >>>

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