Beauty

My Beauty Story: Alessandra Steinherr, Blogger and Glamour’s Beauty Director

Alessandra Steinherr is something of a legend in the beauty world. She’s a walking encyclopedia of beauty knowledge and a real powerhouse. We grabbed her to talk her new blog, the secret of that amazing skin and her desert island products. Prepare to bookmark her site (and want to order everything she recommends) immediately.…

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Sales 2017: final markdowns and gems to be found

By the end of the sales it can be a bit hit-and-miss as to what you'll find. Shops look like they've been ram raided (Zara is always awful), so avoid them unless you're very brave and stick to online where with second and third markdowns in place, there are some great finds to be had...…

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5 Top Decor Trends for 2017

I don’t want to worry you, but copper is o-v-e-r. As are – look away now – subway tiles. I know: is nothing sacred? However, there are some very promising looking decor trends emerging for this year.…

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New year, new piercings? Shop! 2017’s hottest earring trend

It started, as most of these things do, with the fash-pack, who over the last few years have gone crazy-bonkers for multiple ear piercings. And when we say fash-pack, we're talking magazine editors and stylists in their 30s, 40s and 50s - not whippersnapper 20-somethings as who the hell knows what they're piercing these days. Then, it trickled down to grown-up instagrammers and bloggers, people like the gorgeous @chloelovestoshop, whose new Maria Tash piercings inspired me to leap on the bandwagon (only a couple of years after it started - just call me a trendsetter) and up my ear count. Are you tempted?…

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Shop the Sales for 2017’s Trends

Hello, and welcome to 2017. How’s the head? (Or am I just imagining that everyone else goes out and in fact you, like us, spent it on the sofa and went to bed early? (With a Lemsip, in my case. Rock. On.) If you’re bright eyed and bushy-tailed, why not reward yourself with a spot of Getting Ahead. Here’s how to shop some of 2017’s biggest trends in the sales. (Clever, no?)…

Lifestyle

How to survive New Year’s Eve by Tim Hanbury of Apollo Events

I may have a hot date with the sofa on the 31st, but for those of you planning something a little more exciting, then stop right there! Tim Hanbury, founder of Surrey-based events organisers Apollo is, unsurprisingly, an expert when it comes to throwing parties - big and small - so we were thrilled when he agreed to pass on his top tips. Happy New Year everyone!…

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Shop! The Sales 2017

When it comes to Sales shopping the key is to go for what you love. Obviously, keeping an eye on the trends is a sensible idea, but if your heart has been set on that giant green fluffy jumper for months, then we say just go for it. Also, think classic and long-term. If you find something that's a little out of budget, but will last you for 10 years instead of a season, then see if you can stretch to it - there is much happiness to be had in one beautiful item as opposed to ten so-so ones. And with that little nugget, get your credit cards out, lock the children in a cupboard and get ready to - sales - shop!…

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The Me+Em Edit

Me+Em is a new-to-us discovery. But it was love at first sight. AND now their sale has started. Here’s our edit.…

BooksLifestyle

Christmas Gift Guide: Books

To paraphrase Amy in Little Women, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one new book. Dark evenings, roaring fires, twinkling trees, red wine and excessive consumption of foodstuffs – all point to a night in, curled up with a good (or beautiful book). I’d be more than happy to find any of these under my tree.…