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‘Spring is here – and what better time to spruce up your make-up bag with the latest (beauty editor approved!) lipstick and lash innovations. Plus we’ve got the celebrity secret to building confidence, so you can stride on into the new season….’ Health & Beauty Helen Daly, Editor


Rhianna and Kim Kardashian


Rapunzel, Rapunzel…

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    …you’re bang on-trend, as long hair is in right now. With Kim Kardashian rocking #mermaidhair – and Rihanna working it time and again – we’re craving styles that graze the hip. To help take care of flowing locks, brands have come up with new releases, such as leave-in New L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream*, £5.99/599 points (200ml), which helps seal split ends and reduce breakage. Operation grow out, begin!

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Lacking motivation to quit?

Grab your trainers! In a study, 50% of smokers who completed a special 10-week running programme to help them quit were able to give up completely. If you’d like to get in on the benefits of running, check out local groups on You can find extra support to give up smoking with the services and products at



Fake lashes… without the faff

The new ‘in’ thing for fattening up your flutter? Magnetic lashes! New Ardell Magnetic Lashes Double Wispies Boots Exclusive only £13.99/ 1,399 points (one set), have invisible magnets that keep lashes in place, making them easy to use and remove. Sandwich the double set around your own lashes, and they’ll lock together. And yes, they do work!




Looking for a matte that won’t dry your lips or make them look cakey? Cue two game-changing formulations. New Clinique Pop Lip Shadow Cushion Matte Lip Powder in Blossom Pop*, £16.50/1,650 points, has a lush, creamy formula and a matte powder finish. Or choose CYO Matte Lot Of Good Matte Lipstick in Stage Dive*, £4/400 points, for a daring pop of colour. It contains plant oil to give a rich and moisturising matte finish.



4 out of 5 women wouldn’t be able to name bloating as a sign of ovarian cancer

So with March being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to swot up. When diagnosed at the earliest stage, nine in 10 sufferers can survive for five years or more.

Your symptom checklist:

1. Abdominal bloating

2. Tummy pain

3. Difficulty eating

4. Needing a wee more often or urgently

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 Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky, Fiona Ward, Helen Daly Photography Elise Dumont, Rex Features, Getty Images, Pixeleyes


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