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Columns

Read the latest from our award-winning columnists, including Sarah Vine, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Christa D'Souza and more, on topics ranging from anti-ageing to sensitive skin to motherhood and beyond

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The Shamechanger: Our straight-talking advice columnist talks hair removal

April 29th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Our reader is jumping back into the dating pool and is worried about her down-there hair. Should she whip it all off or stay natural? Hattie Sloggett weighs in >>>

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The best makeup for hayfever sufferers

April 9th 2021 / Anna Hunter

Runny eyes and sneezing sending your makeup on its way? Here's how not to let high pollen counts sabotage your maquillage >>>

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The Shamechanger: Our straight-talking columnist gets real about settling for a partner you're not quite sure about

April 7th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After a year in lockdown, one reader has realised she's not as enamoured with her fiancé as she first thought >>>

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The shamechanger: Our straight-talking columnist advises on the very modern problem of Zoom anxiety

March 24th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

One reader is suffering from panic attacks as a result of endless video meetings. Hattie Sloggett offers advice on how to manage these feelings >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice columnist on how to deal with a mocking mother

March 11th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Our reader has a strained relationship with her mother, especially after a few drinks have been had. Life coach Hattie Sloggett reveals her own motherly struggles and shares her advice for moving past a sometimes mean mum >>>

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How to clean your makeup brushes

March 5th 2021

Come clean - how often do you wash yours? Here are the best ways to clean makeup brushes and tools and shower them in the ultimate TLC… >>>

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The Shamechanger: No nonsense advice for when you've been a bad friend

March 5th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After a close friend's father died, our reader backed away from the friendship but now wants to make amends. Hattie Sloggett doesn't beat around the bush with her practical guidance >>>

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The Shamechanger: Our advice coach on how to deal with body-odour shaming

February 25th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After being called out by her family, a redheaded reader is embarrassed about her body odour. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and explains why our hair colour is intrinsically linked to our scent >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice columnist on why 'squirting' during sex is more common than you think

February 19th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader is embarrassed about female ejaculation and now can't face getting intimate with her partner. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and offers this advice >>>

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The Shamechanger: no nonsense advice from our life coach columnist

February 12th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader is in over her head when it comes to 'buy-now-pay-later' schemes and now has debt coming out her ears and a husband who no longer trusts her. Hattie Sloggett offers words of wisdom >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice coach offers words of wisdom

February 4th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Does carrying out background checks mean a lack of trust? Hattie Sloggett sets you straight >>>

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The Shamechanger: If you've done a bad thing, you've come to the right place

January 28th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader couldn't face spending Christmas with her loving but meddling parents and used Covid as an excuse to uninvite them. Was she right to then party with a friend? Hattie Sloggett offers words of wisdom >>>

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Introducing our new advice column: The Shame Changer

January 22nd 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Done a bad thing? Confidence coach Hattie Sloggett has been there done that and now she's here to rid you of your guilt and embarrassment >>>

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My skin had a freak out and this clever new range fixed it

January 6th 2021 / Nicola Bonn

She's the beauty podcaster who's tried everything, so what made Nicola Bonn fall in love with Skingredients? >>>

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Why Instagram could be wrecking your hair

December 1st 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Your favourite celeb might be giving you #hairgoals, but they could also be serving up some unrealistic expectations too. Here’s why the following stylists and colourists want us all to look beyond the filter >>>

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Blue makeup is everywhere RN; here's how to wear it

October 27th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Wean yourself off the black eyeliner and embrace blue makeup instead; once you see the effect on your eyes you won’t regret it… >>>

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Can castor oil really make your hair grow?

October 23rd 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Castor oil: it’s the all-natural remedy that’s received glowing testimonials across the web for its hair growth potential - but is it really the secret to a fuller lash and hair line? We found out >>>

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Should you be taking a hair supplement?

October 16th 2020 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They can help with everything from hair fall to dandruff and brittleness, but how to know one’s right for you? We asked the experts which vitamins and minerals to look for, for thicker, fuller hair >>>

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What happens to a busy control freak on a meditation retreat?

September 14th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Will Williams, has taught hundreds of people to meditate from Kate Winslet to Take That. We sent GTG editor Victoria Woodhall, and her inner control freak, on his weekend retreat. Boy did she need it – and probably so do you >>>

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No more digging straps: we've found the ultimate yoga bra

August 17th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Lululemon's new adjustable In Alignment bra is the most comfortable on the planet says this yoga teacher who wears it every day >>>

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The best hair oils to smooth and revive dehydrated locks

August 13th 2020

No matter what hair type you have, these are the oils to reach for to add shine and movement to your hair and protect it from damage >>>

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To Buy For: the ice cold sculpting ball that gives you instant cheekbones

August 6th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

This five-minute beauty tool lives in your freezer and is the red carpet facialist's secret weapon. Victoria Woodhall tries the Cryoball >>>

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Why matte eyeshadow looks so incredible on older women

August 5th 2020 / Anna Hunter

Fed up with ageist assumptions in the beauty industry, Tricia Cusden launched her own makeup brand at the age of 68. Five years on, business is booming and she’s a Youtube star. Here she tells us how to create beautiful eye makeup on older faces >>>

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Shaking is the stress-busting trend that everyone can benefit from

August 4th 2020 / Victoria Woodhall

Does your body automatically clench when you're under stress and you just can't seem to let things go? Put down the Pinot and shake it off. Here are the best shaking workouts to follow >>>

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Sarah Vine: 5 things they don't tell you about losing weight

July 22nd 2020 / Sarah Vine

No longer being the largest person among your friends creates a vacancy, says Sarah Vine. And you spend a fortune on clothes. Just some of the surprising side-effects of losing nearly two-and-a-half stone >>>

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