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‘All the latest news from Health & Beauty HQ plus your chance to win a lash and brow makeover’ Health & Beauty Helen Daly, Editor



Time to glow

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    We all crave better skin, and on the new-season catwalks, complexions never looked so fresh. But how to achieve it? ‘The secret to natural radiance is to ditch contouring – it looks too fake,’ says make-up artist Dani Guinsberg. ‘Instead, opt for an ultra-light base, which still covers imperfections but allows your natural skin tone and texture to show through.’ We love Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation, £8.99/899 points (30ml).

    LET IT SHINE: For a ‘baby skin’ finish, dab a highlighter, such as New CYO Turn On The Light Illuminating Mixing Cream Boots Exclusive £6/600 points (30ml), on cheekbones, chin, browbones, temples and inner-eye sockets.

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Break out

Around two-thirds of us would choose to shop online or use social media rather than go outside, a new survey has revealed – despite half of respondents admitting they feel healthier when they head out. Doh! So make it your mission to embrace the outdoors. Why not get off the bus a stop early? Or try a pooch-share: dog-walkers are more active, and less likely to be put off by poor weather. Don’t forget your SPF – UV rays are present even on grey days. We love Soltan Protect & Moisturise Suncare Spray SPF30 Boots Exclusive £4/400 points (200ml).



Get shorty

No more ‘doing a Marilyn Monroe’ each time a gust of wind picks up (which, in the UK, is every other minute) because – hurrah – fashion is embracing shorts this season. Everything from knee-length city styles to loose, colourful, sporty looks – and even leather hot pants – were paraded on catwalks. So brace yourself for a high street full of two-legged wonders. Not ready to bare just yet? Team them with Pretty Polly Legs On The Go 60 Denier Opaque Tights, £8/ 800 points (1 pair; s/m and m/l). Or if one of those freakishly warm spring days catches you (and your winter-pale pins) unawares, spray on Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Tan Glow, £9.99/999 points (75ml), and step out with confidence.


Hamilton on stage = cardio workout!

Cultural healing

Best. News. Ever: research has found that watching live theatre can have the same impact on your heart as half an hour of cardio exercise, with audience heart rates reaching 50-70% of their max capacity (the optimum for cardio fitness and stamina). Experts say this could be due to the range of emotions theatre can provoke. While it’s no excuse to ditch the gym, it is another reason to get tickets for Broadway hit Hamilton now it’s over here.



Family fortunes!

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, so the saying goes. Now a study has found that families who competed to win points using an exercise app not only regularly walked more (adding around an extra mile a day to their step count), but also hit their fitness goals more often. Up for a little family fun? Invest in the Fitbit Alta HR £119.99/ 11,999 points, download an app and let battle commence.

Win a lash and brow makeover!

Give your eyes the wow factor with one of 30 sets of enhancing products, each worth over £70

Who doesn’t fantasise about having long, lush lashes and beautiful, face-framing brows to rival Cara Delevingne’s? Well, thanks to RapidLash, your chance has arrived, as the brand is giving away 30 sets of RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum and RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum in a free prize draw. They’ve been formulated to help condition, fortify and improve the appearance of lashes and brows. It’s a dream combination that could bring you one step closer to achieving peeper perfection.

The closing date for entries is midnight on 24 April 2018.

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.


*Available in selected stores

Words Alexandra Jones, Fiona Ward, Helen Daly, Donna Francis
Photography Jason Lloyd-Evans, Getty Images, Matthew Murphy, Shutterstock


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