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‘The latest buzz in health and beauty plus your chance to win a luxe spa set worth £200!’ Helen Daly, Editor

BEAUTY

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Brush up...

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    The must-have tool to nail the AW17 trends? A new-gen foundation brush. ‘Whatever the look, you’ll need a smooth base,’ says make-up artist Sam Chapman from Pixiwoo. ‘And by applying foundation with a brush, rather than your fingers, you’ll get a seamless, un-cakey finish.’

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HOW TO CHOOSE

‘To get full coverage, a brush with firmly packed bristles blends liquids and creams best,’ says Sam. ‘For a natural finish, go for soft, silky bristles, which add a subtle wash of foundation.’

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    A CLEAN SWEEP

    For a contoured look: Estée Lauder Sculpting Foundation Brush*, £38/3,800 points

    Use with powder: New Real Techniques B03 Soft Complexion Brush, Boots Exclusive £22/2,200 points

    High-performance cover: YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Y-Brush*, £33.50/3,350 points

    Gives a natural glow: No7 Foundation Brush*, Boots Exclusive £14/1,400 points

    *Available in selected stores.

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BEAUTY

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Go vegan!

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    The buzzword has over 42 million hashtags on Insta – so it’s no surprise vegan haircare is the new obsession. We’re talking products that contain no parabens, sulphates or silicones, so there’s less chance of the build-up that can weigh hair down. Our pick for bouncy locks? New Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter Hair Mask, £8.99/899 points (340g), which has nourishing aloe vera juice as its main ingredient. For coloured hair, Infuse My. Colour Copper Wash Shampoo, £13.95/1,395 points (270ml), adds peachy tones to bleached tresses.

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FAMILY

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Bear Necessities

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    Date for your diary: BBC Children in Need appeal night on Friday 17th November. And don’t forget this is the merch on offer this year at Boots.

     

    1. These cute Pudsey and Blush bears have glow-in-the-dark ears and special adoption certificates in a presentation box. New Adopt A Bear Pudsey and Blush £10 each.

    2. Perk up your keys with this on-trend New Pompom Style Keyring, £3.50.

    3. Wear your New Pudsey Pin Badge, £1, with pride, on every outfit.

    4. This pair of New Blush Glow-In-The-Dark Ears, £2.50, will help you Go Bright For BBC Children in Need.

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HEALTH

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Cold or flu?

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    Both suck, but there’s a big difference. Here’s how to tell them apart…

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ACHES AND PAINS

Cold: Sometimes, slight   Flu: Often; can be severe

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EXTREME EXHAUSTION

Cold: Rare   Flu: Struggle to get out of bed

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FEVER AND SWEATING

Cold: Unusual   Flu: Usual for temperature to rise between 38 and 40°C

Newsflash: Research shows vitamin D may help reduce the risk of respiratory tract infections. Oily fish is a good source, but as we get most of the vitamin from the sun, a supplement of vitamin F should be considered in autumn and winter.

WIN! A hamper of pampering treats

We have 10 luxe spa sets up for grabs, each worth £200

The darker evenings of autumn give us the perfect excuse to snuggle up at home and indulge in some me-time. And if you’re one of the winners in our free prize draw, you’ll have the chance to transform your bathroom into a pampering haven with a luxury hamper.

Each prize features a Liz Earle Eucalyptus and Rosemary Botanical Candle* that will help you chill out quicker than you can say ‘spa-aah’, plus a fluffy white bathrobe, a plush bath towel and a soft face flannel. You can then treat your complexion to goodies from Simple – each set contains Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water and Water Boost Hydrating Booster, plus Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil, Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Kind To Skin Dual Effect Eye Make-up Remover, Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner and Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. Pampered skin in the comfort of your own home… you can thank us later!

The closing date for entries is midnight on 24 October 2017

*Never leave a burning candle unattended

Mandatory fields. If you provide a tel. number this will only be used to contact you if you are the winner. Boots will not store or pass on your data for any other purpose.

EDITOR’S PICKS

Photography Dennis Pedersen, Elise Dumont, Getty Images, Pixeleyes

*BBC Children in Need, August 2017; bbc.co.uk/pudsey. †Available in selected stores. Boots Advantage Card points cannot be redeemed on, or used to purchase, these products.

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