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  • 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.

  • All about ERA

    A sleek new skin and laser clinic in Thame has just opened, and yours truly has already been in, tried it out and got the review to prove it! Wanna see what the fuss is about?

  • Natural fit

    Organic, vegan, super-pure beauty products used to be worthy but not that effective. Well, not any more! Meet your new favourite no-nasties brands.

  • Do blondes have more fun?

    Well, there's only one way to find out! Muddy heads to The House of Klamer in Beaconsfield to make like Marilyn.

  • LED Lady

    Want to bust the wrinkles but stay away from the botox syringe? You'll be needing this Déesse Pro Edition mask from Cedar Therapy in Chipping Norton then!

  • Natural skincare + bio-active science = RESULTS

    Multi-award-winning skincare brand Balance Me has built its reputation on totally natural products backed by serious scientific credibility. I caught up with inspirational founders, sisters Clare and Rebecca, to find out more.

  • Hangover hiders

    There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

  • The Popham treatment

    Oxford hairdresser David Popham worked with Vidal Sassoon in Sixties London - so he has five decades of cutting experience. Yeah, I think I'll let him loose on my hair!

  • J’adore Isabel Marant

    We can't stretch to new Isabel Marant boots or bags right now but it's a big "OUI!" from us to her super-chic new lipsticks and other make up essentials, designed to create a day-to-night look with minimum faff.

  • Boy de Chanel

    Do you have strong views about men's make up? Your first thought might be to pinch his stuff if he's bought the new menswear beauty range by Chanel.

  • The ultimate summer beauty buys

    Be gone cement-style foundation and Alice Cooper-esque mascara! We've got the 11 best beauty buys for heatwave conditions and summer holiday suitcases.

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