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‘We've the latest gift ideas and hot looks to see you through the party season, plus your chance to win cult products that will help you sleep soundly’ Helen Daly, Editor
In the gifting groove? Don’t forget, you deserve a treat, too. Top of our gift-to-self list is this luxe lipstick, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights Edition in 1 Le Rouge*, £28/2,800 points – it’s fit for any festive occasion. Now where’s the mistletoe…
Optometrist at Boots Opticians, Samantha Watson, answers your most pressing contact lens questions in time for the party season:
Q. I want to go glasses-free for a festive do, but how do I know if contacts are suitable for me?
‘Almost anyone can wear contact lenses. There are many options to suit different prescriptions and lifestyles. You can book a free contact lens trial at boots.com/book†.’
Q. I can still wear sparkly eye make-up, right?
‘Yes, but always put your lenses in before applying make-up, and opt for oil- and fragrance-free eyeshadows, as they’re less likely to aggravate your peepers. Also, avoid false lashes, as the glue is an irritant.’
Replacing cleavage, leg and tummy (*breathes a sigh of relief*), shoulders are officially in (or should that be out?) as the new it-zone to flash at parties. Just look at the raft of A-listers (above) who opted for the off-the-shoulder or one-shoulder trends at awards ceremonies and film premieres in 2017. And with just a sweep of Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan*, £30/3,000 points (150ml), using the Soltan Beautiful Bronze Self-Tan Back Applicator*,£5.99/599 points, to get those hard-to-reach bits glowing, it’s easy to look amazing in next to no time. Sold!
Having a good reason to get up in the morning helps you nod off quicker, say scientists. So maybe that’s why we get a restful night’s sleep when we have a Christmas party to look forward to! But on those occasions when you need a helping hand, consider Pukka Night Time Herbal Tea Sachets*, £1.91/191 points (20 sachets), as they contain lavender, which can help you wind down.
Courtesy of fabulous products from This Works
Does this time of year have you sniffling, exhausted and in need of a good night’s sleep? Fear not, as we have 25 sets of goodies from This Works – each worth £92 – up for grabs, to help you reset your batteries. The prize includes a luxurious Bath Soak*, a Zzz-inducing Shower Gel*, a Sleep Balm that contains lavender oil, and a Hair Elixir to aid relaxation. Plus, you also win the cult-favourite Pillow Spray – our Beauty Director Donna Francis swears by it. The lavender and chamomile scent soothes your senses, encouraging a calm state of mind and body before bed – exactly what you need.
The closing date is midnight on 28 December 2017.
o Values of prizes are correct at time of going to press.
o The winners will be notified by: 19 January 2018. Any online winners will be notified by email. This must be acknowledged by the winner, by email, within 72 hours. Failure to respond to this email means an alternative winner will be selected from all valid entries received.
o Prizes will be delivered by 19 February 2018 by recorded delivery.
o Responsibility will not be accepted for the loss, delay or corruption of any data in transit or in the incomplete nature of any entries to the prize draw.
o Responsibility will not be accepted for loss, delay or damage to prizes while being delivered.
o Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them.
o We will not pass on your personal details to any other organisation without your permission, except for the purpose of awarding the prize if necessary.
o The judge's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
o The promoter of the prize draw is Boots UK Limited, 1 Thane Road, Nottingham NG90 1BS.
o The name and region of the winners may be obtained by writing to the following address after 19 January 2018 : Boots Health & Beauty, Boots UK Limited, 1 Thane Road, Nottingham NG90 1BS.
o Boots.com/Ogilvy & Mather reserve the right to amend and/or withdraw the prize draw at any time without prior notice.
These are top of my festive wish list
‘A gorgeous candle is a Christmas must-have for me, and this invigorating fragrance will freshen up the room after lunch.’ Côte Noire Soy Blend Candle in Persian Lime & Tangerine, £20/2,000 points (185g).Add
Essie Duo Kit, £12.99/1,299 points (27ml). ‘Nothing says winter like a warming, berry-toned mani.’Add
‘This rich, dark and spicy scent looks and smells the business. Thanks, Santa!’ Tom Ford Black Orchid, £82/8,200 points (50ml).Add
*Available in selected stores. †A trial consists of up to five pairs of daily disposable lenses or a month’s supply of selected daily reusable lenses. It excludes quarterly replacement, annual replacement, rigid gas permeable lenses and coloured contact lenses; it also excludes current Boots Opticians Contact Lens Reward Scheme customers. You can book a contact lens trial online at boots.com/book, or call 0345 125 3773 (local call rates apply; mobiles may vary), or visit your local store.
Words Charlotte Grant-West, Donna Francis, Helen Daly
Photography Dennis Pedersen, Elise Dumont, Alamy, Getty Images, Pixeleyes, Shutterstock
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Editor Helen Daly Associate editor Julia Martin Acting associate editor Jessica Powell Senior art editor Louisa Edge Designer Mairead Gleeson Picture editor Francisco Ludovico Chief sub-editor Carrie Sizer Acting chief sub-editor Martina Walsh Acting deputy chief sub-editor Danielle Richardson Features director Danielle Hine Features writer Charlotte Grant-West Beauty director Donna Francis Editorial assistant Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky Business director Georgie Eley Account director Sophie Horne Commercial director Ian Anderson Senior advertising manager Michelle Daburn Senior sales executives Naomi Spence Advertising account manager Jalna Maharjan Print project manager Judy Binning Publishing lead Adrian Farr For Boots Katie Barber, Katie Harrison and Fiona Lakin With thanks this issue to: Chris Carus, Keith Drummond, Fay Gristwood, Ana Jervic, Jimm Leaf, Lucy Moore, Chris Morley, Susannah Parker, Emily Plank, Jill Tipping and Iain White