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I’ve just discovered the best way to try out new beauty products without it costing a fortune. Latest In Beauty allows you to buy a box of specially chosen products for a fraction of the normal retail price. And if none of the collections appeal to you you can even create your own box filled with the products you want to try. I’ve just bought The Glamour Summer Edit for £17.99. It’s full of gorgeous products that are a must for the summer holidays and is worth £117.99! Check it out here.

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I’m about to go on holiday and have decided to give my nails a treat. After many years of gel I’ve dared to bare and now have naked nails for the first time in eight years. Fortunately nude nails are big this season and a week of sunshine and seawater will give them the nourishment they need.  They’ve been buffed to perfection by Kate (@NailsBy Kate_N8) and treated to a coat of Bio Sculpture lavender base.

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Next to prep – eyebrows. Tinted and shaped at Margot London (@Margot_London) so a make up free week won’t leave me looking washed out and featureless. Before and after …

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And finally a liberal coating of he-shi tanning gel to ensure that I already look bronzed when I arrive.

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The constant struggle against ageing requires a certain amount of commitment and investment but the whole process is made much more bearable by the free gifts offered with purchases by most cosmetics companies. I needed to stock up with  Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum (so worth the investment – I’ve been using it for about six months and can see a definite improvement in skin tone) and by also treating myself to the Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleansing Gelee I came home with a bumper bag of treats: face creams, lip stick and lip gloss, mascara, nail varnish and a cool tote bag and make up bag. Hopefully it will last until the next offer …