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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 7 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.

  • It’s cool to be kind: the beauty edit

    Want to give Veganism a whirl but can't part with cheese and chocolate? Here's your loophole: go vegan with your beauty routine instead with these kind-to-animals brands.

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    Beauty SOS: How to beat winter skin problems

    Masks and cold weather playing havoc with your skin? Expert therapist Diana Jenner shares tips for a glowing complexion

  • 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!

  • Bee beautiful – 5 ways to embrace the bee trend

    Bee-ready, Hampshire: we’ve been buzzing around the county to bring you five of our favourite home, fashion and beauty finds

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Pucker up! 10 lip smacking lipsticks

    A new spring wardrobe might be out of the question (let's face it, we're living in PJs!) but we can all treat ourselves to a new lippy, right? Mwah!

  • Kreme of the Crop (sorry not sorry!)

    Muddy caught up with hairdressing extraordinaire Guy Kremer to chat celeb clients, the cardinal sins of haircare and where he hangs in Hants.

  • 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*).

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    Get Christmas Ready

    We'll soon be mainlining Terry's Chocolate Orange and having more late nights than hot dinners, so get ready for the festive season with these fab little health and body pick-me-ups.

  • 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.

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    J’adore/ J’abhor

    It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

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    5 of the best… autumn nail polishes

    How to nail it with the dreamiest new season shades. Time for a home manicure?

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    Sun, sea and skin care

    When science meets beauty magical things happen. We put the legendary Environ Facial through its paces at the Island-based Seaview Beauty Clinic.

  • Beauty Pie – your new beauty BBF

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

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    J’adore / J’abhor

    This week's Muddy heated debate: whether or not to embrace a full head of grey hair. Eeeek! or chic? We duke it out.

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    SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

    The relaxing surroundings of the New Forest plus awesome hydrotherapy facilities. Tune in, turn on and drop out at SenSpa at Careys Manor

  • 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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