Tutorial: How to do daisy nails

By Kim Perry

With summer approaching learn how to do your very own daisy print nails by watching our quick and easy tutorial below:

Remember to file and buff your nails before painting and apply a top coat so there is no chipping.

 

The final result will look like this:

Evenail

The Nail Equipment used:

Nailkit

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Tutorial: Confessions of a Concealaholic

by Bridget Owen

It’s been reported by the Harley Medical Clinic that women spend around 474 days of their lives putting make-up on, which translates to around 3 and a half hours per week.

Confessions of a Concealaholic by Benefit is all set to change that hectic make-up schedule, and greatly minimise the amount of make-up you have to carry, by being available in a little set.

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If you have irritating spots or dark under-eye circles like me, this tutorial is just for you!

We also have an interview with a professional beauty therapist with her top tips for healthy skin.

Before:

We recorded this first thing in the morning to really catch me with just woken up skin.
Before Shot

Before

Before you begin, make sure all your hair is off your face, I’ve pushed mine back with a headband and tied it up.

Before

Step 1: Prime with ‘Bad Gal’ to give you a brightening complexion before you begin – also useful to use if you have dry skin.

Step 2: Apply ‘Erase Paste’ to camouflage under eye circles and big blemishes – it really is a ‘paste’ you need to brush across your skin but gives a really even coverage


Step 3: Apply ‘Boi-ing’ Concealer to cover little blemishes and other imperfections – you can use your finger or a brush to apply it.

Step 4: Apply ‘Lemon Aid’ to eyelids for an awakened look – you CAN look like you’ve had enough sleep!

Step 5: Highlight and Cover using ‘Eye Bright’ – highlighting with a moisturising foundation helps to blend my concealing in with the rest of my face
After

After – a really fresh look

No matter what your skin type, this kit can really help change the way your skin looks. It comes with everything you need to apply the make-up in a gorgeous little box. You can buy this kit across the country, from Debenhams to feelunique.com.

It will set you back around £25 – but it’s worth every penny.

Sally works hard to keep her skin clear

Sally Rust, 31, Loughborough, has her own Beauty Therapy business.

“Many of my clients swear by Benefit products compared to more expensive alternatives. Although its important to have a good concealer, it’s also important to take good care of your skin.”

“You need to find a cleanser, toner and moisturiser that suits your skin. It’s all a case of trial and error but everyone has different needs in their skin care regime. “

“When using products on your face always massage upwards, it can prevent sagging skin with age”

“The most important part of anyone’s skin regime is how much water they drink. If you keep your body hydrated and free of toxins such as alcohol your skin will show many benefits.”

Sally suggests a cleanse tone and moisturise twice daily, and at least 6 glasses of water to keep your skin beautifully clear.

“Another thing to keep in mind is how often you go without make up- although difficult, it’s important for your skin to have a day to breathe. Why not be brave and go bare!?”

 

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Slimming World Chilli Recipe

Slimming World Chilli Con Carne

Slimming World Chilli Con Carne

If you are watching your weight or just eating healthily, Slimming World Chilli Con Carne is a great, wholesome and tasty meal to make. Even better, if you are following the extra easy plan it is ‘Syn’ free!

Follow our easy instructions below and take a look at our video demonstration from Slimming World member, Lesley Howell.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Fry Light spray oil

1 finely chopped onion

2 level tsp chopped garlic

2 level tsp chopped chilli

500g venison mince (or lean meat of your choice)

1 tin tomatoes

Small carton of pasata

1 tin red kidney beans

1 tsp paprika

Serves 3-4

62g rice per person

Directions

Take one large onion take off the top and bottom and the skin. Cut in half. Finely chop or use food processor

Turn on pan, spray with Fry Light. Once heated, add onion. Brown gently until soft (add lid to pan to sweat onions)

Add the garlic and chilli. Fry off for a minute

Add 500g of mince. Stir until brown

Add tin of tomatoes, Pasata and kidney beans and stir

Add paprika

If you want your chilli more spicy, you can add chilli powder/paste

Cook for 20 minutes on a low heat

Cook rice for 10-12 minutes

Serve

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