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  • Try this: Non-surgical facelift at ERA, Thame

    A non-invasive, painless way to reduce wrinkles and sharpen your jawline sounds just the ticket. But does ERA Skin & Laser Clinic's HIFU treatment get results? Read the Muddy verdict.

  • Our pick of the best beauty advent calendars 2021

    This month the Liberty beauty advent calendar launches along with the John Lewis and M&S versions... you've gotta snap them up now before they sell out (yes, really!)

  • Can Haringtons tame the Muddy mane?

    Fly-away hair with lots of grey? Not just me then... The challenge for award-winning hairdresser and colourist Barry was to create a style that will still look good a week later

  • How to get that perfect sun-kissed glow

    Forget pale and interesting... we're channelling the St Tropez vibe, minus the orange tint. Here are some lotions and potions for a natural-looking tan without the UV damage

  • Affordable French skincare for va-va-voom glow

    We've unearthed eight French pharmacy brands with that certain je ne sais quoi. Here's your passport to a natural glow a la Marion Cotillard... and the best bit? It won't break the bank

  • Morning routines of happy women: TV star Katy Hill

    Can your morning routine make you a happier person? We spoke to former Blue Peter presenter and life coach Katy Hill on how she spends her early hours.

  • Get ready to go outside: SPFs for every skin type

    The sun is (just) starting to make itself felt and while that brings happiness, joy and vitamin D, it also means more time outdoors. Get prepped with the best facial SPFs.

  • Girl power! 5 buys to support International Women’s Day

    Treat yourself for a good cause with these limited-edition buys in support of International Women's Day on 8 March. Fashion, skincare, homeware: a rather delightful pick of guilt-free goodies.

  • Hair hacks: how to tame your mane

    An hour on hold and you still didn't bag that hallowed appointment on April 12? Fear not, we've got the do's and don'ts for forlorn locks until you can hand over to the pros

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Skincare SOS – your winter essentials

    Zoom close-ups making you wince? Cold winter days and dry central heating are playing havoc with our skin. Try these hero products for a dose of much-needed hydration.

  • 9 divine bath oils for a long soak

    We've put Blue Monday behind us. I think that calls for a relaxing bath, don't you? Here's how to make your evening soak more luxurious than ever.

  • Veganuary: The beauty edit

    Want to do Veganuary without giving up cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these eight kind-to-animals brands.

  • The essential no make-up make-up kit

    It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

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    How to give yourself a DIY facial at home

    With salons closed until December, we're retreating to our own bathrooms for a stress-busting DIY facial treatment. Fluffy white robe and cucumber slices optional.

  • The best festive beauty buys

    It's Xmas, which means it's time to overhaul your beauty routine with festive shades and a whole load of glitter. Add these new releases to your makeup bag now!

  • Go Tache! Don’t forget Movember

    We won’t see many people apart from the bin men this month, but we can still support our favourite causes. November is men’s health month and Muddy's here for it.

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    New nail polish colours for Autumn

    Ditch the neon brights and pretty pastels and get dark and daring for the change in season. Here are the brand new nail polishes we'll be picking up for our at-home mani.

  • Missoma Coppafeel t-shirt

    Think pink! 11 buys to support Breast Cancer Awareness

    Add these feel-good limited edition buys to your basket ASAP to look gorgeous and support breast cancer charities this October. Two birds, one stone - yes please.

  • MAC Ice Ice Baby

    Beauty treats under £20 to buy at Westgate Oxford

    Need a little something to put some pep in your step? Get thee down to Westgate for a rejuvenating beauty buy

  • Best beauty advent calendars for 2020

    It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

  • Review: Fat busting at Marlow Face + Body

    Fancy freezing off some fat? I know just the place! I've tried out the new CoolTech DEFINE technology at super-chic Marlow Face + Body - the only place to offer it in the UK. Here's the Muddy verdict.

  • Pucker up! 11 lipsmacking lipsticks

    It's National Lipstick Day and we're celebrating one (or three) of these luscious shades to add to our makeup bag.

  • Margaret Dabbs pedi kit

    Hello tootsies! The best at-home pedi kits

    It's starting to feel a lot like peak summer and with the mercury knocking 25 degrees on a regular basis, it means it's also time to expose The Feet. Ready, set, attack!

  • 5 of the best hair masks to buy now

    Split ends up to your ears? We've found five quick-fixes for treating neglected locks - and to stop your hair stylist from screaming when salons finally reopen!

  • 5 glow-getting tinted moisturisers

    Coming out of lockdown with a healthy glow but haven't worn make up on yonks? Ditch the foundation for a lightweight tinted moisturiser. Here's 5 on the Muddy radar.

  • 5 chic hand sanitisers (that aren’t sold out)

    Quit fighting over the last bottle of hand sanitiser in the supermarket and opt for one of these trendy, in-stock options instead (oh yeah, and we have a bunch to give away!)

  • Greys, begone! 5 root touch-ups

    Step away from the home dye and try one of these fast, effective and affordable root touch up kits to get rid of your greys (and stay in your hairdresser's good books).

  • Slap on that SPF! The best products to buy now

    Sun out, suncream on! Here are the best SPF products to protect your skin and get that glow - plus win one of 10 bundles of Saltee suncream up for grabs.

  • High street beauty saviours to buy now

    Think you deserve a little treat, but don't want to splash the cash right now? Here are 8 high street hits to help you get your lockdown look for less, all road-tested by yours truly.

  • Cheap and chic beauty buys

    Quick, raid a teenage girl’s make-up bag! Budget beauty is big news right now. Here are some corkers that’ll only set you back a few quid.

  • Beauty buys to treat yourself to

    Need a little lift? Don't we all. Pop one of these treats in your basket and you'll feel better, trust us.

  • Gotta Have It

    Hands never been cleaner - and more in need of a decent moisturiser? Treat yourself to a small dollop of comfort with these beautiful handcreams.

  • Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

    Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. So we tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands.

  • 5 of the best … face masks

    We love the enforced relaxation that comes with using a face mask - you have no choice but to lie back and take things easy for a while. Plus you emerge with skin peachier than a baby's bottom. Result!

  • What to buy the hedonist who has everything?

    How about a little green to chase away the blues? These candles from MALIN+GOETZ are a chic (legal) way to relax this month.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

  • Gotta Have It

    Counting the days until Christmas? We can help with that. Voila, five of the best luxe beauty advent calendars available to buy right now.

  • Beauty Pie – your new beauty BBF

    Beauty Pie is *the* cult skin, hair and make-up brand everyone's talking about.

  • Five of the best eye masks

    Finding it hard to sleep when it's light at 4am? Banish insomnia in style with these chic eyemasks. Zzzzzz.

  • Summer essentials

    This brilliant (and local) new sunscreen is among our top picks to refresh your summer beauty routine. Summer, we're gunning for you.

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