Summer

  • 21 Fresh ideas for hot days
    Even Jane Austen, that most genteel of English ladies, complained that the hot weather kept her “in a continual state of inelegance.” It's certainly true that when temperatures rise, tempers...

  • 22 Flying beauty tips
    If you're lucky enough to be heading off for an exotic holiday this summer, the chances are that it's preceded by a plane journey, maybe even quite a long fight...

  • 23 Tired legs: make time for massage
    There's nothing like taking long walks on the beach, either wading the shallow salt-water or on the sand, to relax and tone your legs. But when the heat rises and...

  • 24 It's summer: your hair is under attack!
    When summer comes, it brings with it the chance give your hair a break. Hair dryer and curling irons are put to one side and it's easy to opt for...

  • 25 Five simple summer beauty tips
    We've all been looking forward to the summer - not least because it brings the holidays! Not only does it give us a chance to break with the routine of...

  • 26 The water's lovely: 10 reasons to swim
    Swimming is the perfect summer sport: when the mercury rises, what better way to cool off than to take a refreshing dip? It doesn't matter whether it's at the beach...

  • 27 How much water does your body need?
    The exact figure depends on health, sex, age, lifestyle and the climate we live in, but on average, our bodies are 65% water. And each day we lose around two...

  • 28 Summer hair care
    In recent years, we've become hyper-sensitive about using sun lotion, creams and moisturisers and generally taking good care of our skin, but we don't tend to lavish so much attention...

  • 29 Hayfever help: top tips to stop you sneezing this summer
    The sun is out, the temperature’s up, but, unfortunately so’s the grass pollen count. Which means that as we try to make the most of the beautiful weather, the hayfever...

  • 30 The magical makeover marvel for truly fabulous feet…
    The TUC may be attempting to ban high heels in the workplace, but for many women, it’s not equality that immediately springs to mind when slipping on strappy sandals in...

  • 31 Perfume for the patriot: new scent conjures up essence of England
    Ah, the sweet smell of an English summer: a newly mown lawn, camomile tea, salty sea air… The heady whiff of nostalgia has been bottled for the first time with...

  • 32 How to have a fashionable face this summer, with our guide to hot new looks
    If you feel like injecting a little more fun into your make-up routine this summer, there are plenty of bright shades and fresh textures to liven up your complexion. We...

  • 33 Get summer-ready skin with the best smoothing, softening moisturisers
    Baring your bod when the sun comes out means your skin needs to look soft and smooth, so we’ve tested a variety of moisturiser for different needs to see which...

  • 34 The smell of summer 2009 revolves around essence of cocktail
    There’s a great way of getting a boozy buzz this summer without the hangover because Calvin Klein fragrances are taking their inspiration from ‘essence of cocktail’. And they’re not alone…Eternity...

  • 35 Feet first for summer sandal style
    We’re promised a scorcher of a summer which means the entire nation will be bearing its feet in strappy sandals – which isn’t always a good thing when British tootsies...

  • 36 The future’s bright (pink) for summer nails
    Summer’s usually a time when cosmetic colours brighten up, even if it is just in the direction of traditional pastels. But when it comes to nails, celebrities still seem wedded...

  • 37 Smooth feet for summer
    Now we’re all thinking of getting our feet looking summer–ready for the strappy sandal season – a la Victoria Beckham and Liz Hurley - it’s time to get rid of...

  • 38 Styling advice: Summer styling
    When summer's upon us, it's time to start thinking of styles that protect hair from damaging heat and UV. Keep as much hair away from exposure as possible with styles...



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