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  • 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.

  • The 100 day moisturiser

    Want to avoid botox and fillers but after some medical intervention for the dreaded wrinkles? Muddy's Nicky Richardson tries microneedling. But was it worth it?

  • Ready for a chop?

    Can a fringe really knock 15 years off your age? Lead me to Anne Veck salon in Bicester, I'm about to find out.

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    Hidden Secret

    Not any more! This Kidlington salon is one of the few places in Oxon offering Great Lengths and KeraStraight treatments, PLUS Guinot beauty. Shall we?

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    Cult beauty brand alert!

    Cult beauty brand alert! We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

  • Pink hair – would you dare?

    Our intrepid Muddy reporter tried out rose gold hair at Amersham's Gatsby & Miller. But was she in the pink?

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