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Object of last-minute Christmas shopping lust: She came to Stay

It’s the Sunday before Christmas. You’ve done all your shopping. You’re feeling pretty pleased with yourself. You can crack open the Buble and the bubbly and really start to enjoy the run up to the big day. But, wait a sec. What’s that niggling feeling? WHAT HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN? Is it the turkey? Is it the wine? Have you not set the video for the Two Ronnies’ Christmas special? (oh wait a sec this is 2014 not 1989) Uh Oh. You’ve forgotten someone. What on earth are you going to buy?…

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My Beauty Uniform: Anna-Marie Solowij of BeautyMART

An award-winning journalist with over 25 years experience in the industry (including six years as Beauty Director at Vogue) Anna-Marie Solowij is a serious guru when it comes to make-up and skincare. Together with esteemed make-up artist Millie Kendall, Anna-Marie founded BeautyMART a one-stop shop of pampering gorgeousness selling an edited selection of what Anna-Marie and Millie think are the best products out there. As an expert who has tried if not all, then a helluva lot of lotions and potions, we wanted to find out which ones she uses on herself……

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How to look hot for your Christmas party

What do you mean you just trowel on some concealer, chuck on your usual mascara and run out the door with no time to spare to your Christmas party? That’s not what I do at all (ahem)….Come on Ladies (and yes, I am giving myself a pep talk here), it’s Christmas! The time to glitter and sparkle! If you can’t make a little effort now, then when can you? Sadly, I am stuck in a rut when it comes to make-up, but thankfully, beauty guru extraordinaire Rachel Fiddes is at hand to help with her fail-safe guide to party season beauty i.e. how to look HOT on the night and how not to look like you’ve done five rounds with Mike Tyson the morning after. And, these days we all need a little help with that….…

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The Beauty Insider’s Christmas Gift Guide

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Have you even started thinking about your Christmas shopping? Despite my best intentions, I’m hopelessly disorganised and whilst I have thought about what to buy (more to come!) I haven’t bought a thing (I have a rather important first birthday to tackle first – and nope nothing’s been done for that either – oh poor neglected number 3!). Anyway, coming swiftly to my rescue is our lovely Beauty Editor Rachel Fiddes who has rounded up the most fabulous, most covetable, the best beauty gifts on the market. Buy them for a loved-one, add them to your Christmas list or just reward yourself because in the words of Jennifer Aniston (*swish your hair whilst saying this*) you’re worth it….…

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My Beauty Uniform: Millie Kendall of Beauty Mart

Millie Kendall is something of a legend in the beauty world. A make-up artist who together with Ruby Hammer launched the much-loved brand Ruby & Millie, she is one of the few make-up artists whose name is known not just by models, stylists and designers, but also by the public. Now, as co-founder of Beauty Mart (where you can find an expertly edited selection of products that really work) she has tried and tested countless products from well-known classics to high street brands and niche labels. We were therefore intrigued to find out what it is that she actually loves and uses (and a lot of it is very affordable)….…

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Win an Elemis gift set worth over £125!

  THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSEDElemis is one of our favourite beauty brands. In the words of our brilliant Beauty Editor Rachel Fiddes, “every Elemis cream, gel, scrub, capsule, mask, exfoliator and serum I have ever tried has worked beautifully on my skin. I love the blend of hi-tech skincare science with natural active ingredients. My skin never looks better than when I’m using their products.” You can find out which ones she uses every day here). To celebrate the launch of their new Love Your Skin face and body collection on QVC, we are giving away 5 sets to our readers. The indulgent collection features three brand new products – a Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, a Skin Nourishing body cream and Jasmine & Rose hand and nail cream alongside the award-winning Pro-Collagen Marine cream (Rachel’s moisturiser of choice!), Skin Nourishing shower cream and Jasmine & Rose milk bath. All smell absolutely divine and most importantly, do the job they’re designed for…. Available on QVC between 1am – midnight on Sunday 16th November, the collection will be sold for just £40, despite the fact that it’s worth in total over £125. To be in with a chance of winning one of the…

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This product will change your life (and when I say life, I mean skin…)

It’s not often that I fall so completely head-over-heels in love with a beauty product that I can’t imagine my life without it. I’m pretty low-maintenance on the beauty front, more out of laziness than anything. I don’t paint my nails, I don’t do face packs, I don’t really exfoliate (not because I don’t want to do those things, I just never seem to find the time – poor excuse, it doesn’t take long, I know). I tend to buy a cream and stick with it just because it’s all I know, rather than out of brand loyalty or anything like that. I have also never really found a product that has transformed my skin – until now.…

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The Beauty Insider…this is what you need to look hot right now

Yup, we know sometimes you just want to make it out of the house without scaring people, but other times (I’m thinking work/meetings/going OUT)  you do want to look pulled-together, chic and not in the least bit dated. Even perhaps like you look like you know what’s going on in the world. Which is where the fabulous Rachel Fiddes comes in. Having trawled the catwalk reports so you don’t have to, here’s her rundown of what beauty bits you need to buy to look hot right now….…

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The Beauty Insider…Glow Girl

To celebrate the safe arrival of Natasha’s second little bundle of joy (she’ll be needing some serious skin boosters in the next few weeks when the lack of sleep kicks in), and in response to requests for top tips on tired dull skin, this is Rachel Fiddes’ (aka The Beauty Insider) ultimate hit list of skin-saving, radiance-boosting tips, tricks and products. Trust us. Your skin needs this info……

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Style around the World: it’s up to you New York

New York. New York. So good they named it twice. So fashionable that it’s the city that always hosts the first Fashion Week of the season. While London is heralded for its creativity, Paris for its classic brands and Milan for its glamour, it’s New York where the business of fashion really takes precedence. It’s where the likes of Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham and Diane von Furstenberg show off their hard work and where the big guns of the Fashion World such as Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington rub their immaculately-clad shoulders with the celebrities du jour on the Front Row. And so, to herald the start of the new season and the fact that New York Fashion Week is in mid-swing, we decided to delve a little deeper into the Big Apple’s style. Which is why we turned to Kimberly Bernhardt, an ex-pat Brit who has made both New York her home and the city’s super-groomed style her own. Kimberly who works in Public Relations and has a brilliantly curated Pinterest board (take a look and steal her style) lives in Brooklyn, works in Manhattan and after 10 years in the Big Apple knows all there is to know about…