• Seasonal makeup tips: make it a natural winter

    Season after season we watch the catwalks for the latest trends in fabrics, colours and styles, but it's not just the clothing designers we need to watch: cosmetics brands are also keen to showcase their new products and looks. This season, they're focused on a 'barely there' look: a minimum of makeup, or, at least, makeup that looks minimal.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY 'Less is more' is the watchword, where a light look allows the natural beauty shine through. The big brands are offering us products that will protect the skin, while being gentle, soft to the touch and virtually

  • Christmas markets sparkle across Europe

    Traditional markets, where you can enjoy the colours of Christmas, buy a real fir tree, mistletoe, tinsel and trappings, the toys and ornaments that bring memories of childhood flooding back, where you can share your festive wishes with friends over a glass of mulled wine, breathe in the scent of roasting chestnuts and freshly-baked spiced cookies, while bright lights sparkle and flicker and the sound of traditional carols fills the air... For children of all ages, we've compiled an album of some of Europe's most delightful Advent markets. We're limited to photos, but these markets offer a chance to

  • Ann Widdecombe slips her dancing shoes back on for 'Strictly Come Dancing' final

    She had vowed never to dance again. But luckily for the viewers of Strictly Come Dancing, Ann Widdecombe has had a change of heart. The 63-year-old fans' favourite was back in the dance studio this week with her professional partner Anton Du Beke to rehearse a special group dance with all the other Strictly contestants. Pictures of the former politician practising her moves with Anton have been released – and it looks like the pair are reaching for the skies with at least one lift in their routine. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Ann – who left the competition two weeks ago –

  • Prince Albert's fiancée Charlene is a hit with the children at Monte Carlo Christmas party

    She's been learning all about royal protocol, and has life of hosting statesmen and celebrities when they visit Monaco ahead of her. And this week Charlene Wittstock had one of her most joyous duties as the principality's next first lady - handing out gifts at a children's Christmas party at the royal palace in Monte Carlo. Joining the attractive South African and her fiancé Prince Albert at the festive giveaway were his sisters, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. And it looked like seeing the excited expressions on the faces of the youngsters had warmed her heart as the royals handed out presents and sung

  • First look: Robert Pattinson falls for Reese Witherspoon in 'Water for Elephants'

    Move over Bella Swan. Robert Pattinson only has eyes for one lucky lady in his latest film – and its none other than Reese Witherspoon. The trailer for Robert's anticipated new film, Water for Elephants, has been released giving fans a sneak peek of what to expect in the drama – based on the novel by Sara Gruen of the same name. The handsome 24-year-old stars in the 1930s-set movie as veterinary student Jacob who runs away to join the circus where he is tasked with caring for the animals. While there he meets the violent head trainer August – played