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The 4 most useful things to have in your make-up bag

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

The Holy Grail of cotton buds and the best multi-purpose balm – Frankie Graddon on the things every beauty stash needs. The other day, I was surveying my beauty stash. I looked at the new mascaras, the reformulated foundations, the not-yet-launched lipsticks and then I looked at my pot of cotton buds – the single most-used item in my entire arsenal. And I realised that, while the other stuff is great, it’s often the less-than-exciting things that are the unsung heroes of your make-up bag. Never mind that new, stay-on-for-24-hours lip pencil, what good is it if you don’t have...

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The new all-purpose balms to know about

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

Soothing, nourishing and fabulously calming – Frankie Graddon rounds up the latest skin salves to try. In the event that this time calls for anything, magnificence astute, it must be generally useful emollients. Sustaining and plush, they are the perfect thing for mitigating dry skin and fatigued January spirits. The solace cover of your make-up pack, ointments are there to be applied generously and frequently, at whatever point the need emerges. Slather them on from bed, while relaxing on the couch or in any event, when absorbing the shower. As far as demulcent saints, we should bow down to Egyptian...

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what you need to know before getting your next ear piercing

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

From placement to aftercare, the jeweller and piercing expert shares her seven pro tips. If you thought that any excitement around getting your ears pierced peaked when you took a trip to Claire’s Accessories, as a pre-pubescent child, you obviously haven’t yet heard of Maria Tash. Hailing from New York, she doesn’t just know absolutely everything there is to know about piercing, she has also made it into a fine art. If you’ve ever seen a #Curatedear on Instagram – one of those pictures of someone’s ear decorated in pretty studs and hoop earrings – chances are you’re looking at...

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The sensible guide to supplements

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

Are gummy vitamins and mineral shots the answer to staying healthy? Elle Turner investigates. According to my best mate, a big glass of water and a couple of multivitamins are all you need to see off a stonking hangover. “I don’t know why it works,” she says, “all I know is that it works.” It’s true that supplements are a slippery subject. With Mintel estimating their market value at £420m in the UK, it’s clear they’re big business. Fifty-eight per cent of us are taking them, but it seems most of us don’t exactly know what they do, or whether...

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Which are the best hair tongs on the market?

Dec 12, 2019 by William Lewis.

In search of easy, no-faff party hair, The Pool tested five of the best hair tongs on offer – so you don’t have to.   For many years, hairdressers have told me that tonging hair is a quick, easy way to make your barnet look better. This is true when a professional does it for me. This has not been true when I have left myself approximately seven minutes to do my hair and I've reached for the curlers I’ve had since I was about 14 years old (they’re called Angel Curls and are everything that they sound like –...