Style Smart holiday notes
Don’t attempt to cram your whole beauty kit in your suitcase – all you need are a few carefully chosen products to do the job, saving you money and valuable packing space Great all-rounders
✤ Skincare wipes Leave your bottles of cleanser, eye make-up remover and toner at home and swap for a pack of handy skincare wipes that does all three jobs in one sweep. ✤ Cold Cream Use it as a cleanser, a moisturising mask, a hand cream and a make-up remover. ✤ Balms These multi-use balms are great for soothing sore lips, moisturising rough patches on feet or elbows and much more.
We recommend: 1 Nivea Visage Refreshing Facial Cleansing wipes (£2.99 for 25) 2 Pond’s Cold Cream (£4.49/50ml) 3 Champneys Spa Treatment Skin Comforting Miracle Balm (£5/15ml)
✤ BB cream Pack one of these and it will moisturise, blur ﬁne lines, give great coverage and protect your skin from sun damage. ✤ Tinted moisturiser Swap your usual moisturiser and foundation for a tube of tinted moisturiser to give your face a sheer, natural look on holiday. ✤ Mineral powder foundation A wise holiday buy as it will prevent ‘foundation melt’ in the heat and you won’t need powder on top. It protects from sunlight, too.
We recommend: 4 Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream (£7.99/30ml) 5 No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser (£12/50ml) 6 No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream (£12.95/40ml) 7 M&S Perfection Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser SPF15 (£6.50/30ml) 8 Avon Smooth Minerals Powder Foundation (£10.50/6g) 9 The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Powder Foundation (£15/28ml)
y multi-taskers ✤ Eyeshadow palettes Pick one that includes shades for both daytime and evenings out. ✤ Eye shadow and liner pens Pack one of these and you can dispense with eye shadow, liner pencil and brushes as these pens do it all. We recommend: 10 Soap & Glory Lid Stuff Flawless Finish eyeshadow quad in What’s Nude (£10/1.5g x 4) 11 Revlon Colorstay16-hr eyeshadow quad (£7.99/4.8 g) 12 Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect (£7.99/4.5ml)
More is less for lips
✤ Lip Butter This will do the job of a lip balm and a lipstick in one, giving lips a pop of sheer colour. ✤ Lip and cheek tints These are great for giving a natural, sheer wash of colour to lips and cheeks – simply blend in with your ﬁngers. We recommend: 13 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter (£7.99/2.55g). 14 M&S Essential Colours Compact Lip & Cheek Tint (£4/3g) 15 Korres Lip Butter (£7/6g)
✤ Multi-use soap If space is tight, one of these will do as a body wash, shampoo, travel wash for clothes, foot soak and plenty more besides. ✤ Petroleum jelly Every make-up artist has one of these stashed in her luggage. Use as a lip balm, to tame brows and soften cuticles. ✤ Clear nail polish This can be used alone or as a base and top coat with your favourite nail polish shade. ✤ Multi-highlighter stick Add shimmer to cheeks, eyes, lips and body with one stick. ✤ Anti-ageing sunscreen No need to pack your anti-wrinkle cream and a facial sunscreen when you can combine both in one bottle. We recommend: 16 Dr Bronners Pure Castille liquid soap (£1.69/59ml; £4.99/236ml) 17 Vaseline (£2.05/100g) 18 Sally Hansen Double Duty Base +Top Coat (£5.25/13.3ml). 19 ELF All Over Color Stick (£1.50/4g) 20 Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream SPF30 (£17.50/75ml)
STOCKISTS: Avon 0333 2345678, www.avonshop. co.uk; Body Shop 0800 092 9090, www.thebodyshop. co.uk; No7 0845 070 8090, www.boots.com; Champneys www.champneys.com and Boots; Clarins 01279 774 215, www.clarins.co.uk; Dr Bronners 0845 072 5825; ELF 0845 678 8818, www. eyeslipsface.co.uk; (Boots, Superdrug, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco); Korres 01179 270430, www.bathandunwind. com; M&S 0845 302 1234, www.marksandspencer. co.uk; Maybelline www. maybelline.co.uk (Boots stores, Superdrug); Max Factor www.maxfactor.co.uk (no tel; stockists Superdrug, Boots); Nivea 0845 644 8556, www.nivea.co.uk; Pond’s 0800 591 720, www. pondsinstitute.co.uk; Revlon 0800 085 2716, www. revlon.co.uk; Sally Hansen www.sallyhansen.co.uk (Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsbury’s); co.uk; Soap & Glory www.soapandglory.com (Boots stores); Vaseline 0800 591 720; www.vaseline.co.uk Details correct at time of going to press
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Pick a pair and step out
✤ Beige with cut-out heel, £25, 3-7, M&Co
✤ Blue stripe, £26, 3-9, Next
✤ Blue boat shoe, £9.95, 3-8, Bon Prix
✤ Peach-toe pump, £25, 3-8, Marks & Spencer
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Up to size 10
✤ Metallic shoe, £69, 3-9, Hotter Shoes Heide wears: Top £22, 6-22, Next; trousers, £29.50, 8-20, Wallis; Beads from a selection at Marks & Spencer; pumps £26, 3-9, Next. 36
✤ Orange knot-front shoe, £24, 2-10, Brantano
✤ Gold and cream, £25, 3-7, M&Co
✤ Diamanté and black, £42, 3-8, Call it Spring at Debenhams
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✤ Peep-toe with corsage, £17.99, 3-8, Deichmann
✤ Orange wedge, £32, 3-8, M&Co
✤ Gold slip-on, £22, 3-8, M&Co
The lovely people at Hotter Shoes are offering ten per cent off their range. Use discount code PFAYMA when ordering online at www.hotter.com or call 0800 525 893. T&Cs: Discount available to new customers only. Valid from June 12 to July 12 on full price merchandise only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other oﬀer.
✤ Blue ﬂoral, £25, 3-9, Next
✤ Zigzag print, £20, 4-7, Brantano, £20
✤ Red and white stripe plimsoll, £45, 3-9, Hotter Shoes
✤ Beige cut-out, £24, 3-9, Brantano
✤ Bow front peep-toe, £24, 4-8, www.vivaladiva.com
From size 2
✤ Flat gold strappy, £20, 2-10, Brantano
✤ Peach patent cut-out, £25, 3-7, M&Co
STOCKISTS: Brantano 0870 9901601; Bon Prix 0844 556 5400; Debenhams 08445 616161; Deichmann 01858 468546; Hotter shoes 0800 0838490; Marisota www.marisota. co.uk (information only 0871 984 6000); Marks & Spencer 0845 6090200; M&Co 0800 0317200; Next 0844 8448939; VivaLaDiva (information only) 0871 231 8000; Wallis 0845 1214520. Details correct at time of going to press
Up to E width
✤ Silver ﬂower ﬂip-ﬂop, £22, 3-7, M&Co
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✤ Gold kitten heel, £40, 4-9, Ann Harvey at Marisota
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You know your relationship IN YOUR needs work but you never get round to doing anything about it. Besides, why should it be your job? Surely he should be making more effort too… ✤ Take responsibility Focus on yourself – not on your partner. Ask yourself, ‘What are my emotional needs?’ and write them down. Now look at your list and if some of your needs aren’t being met by your partner, consider some alternatives. For example, if you crave more intellectual stimulation, stop blaming your partner for being dull and instead join a book club or learn a language. “It’s remarkable how other people change when we change ourselves,” says Jane. “Taking responsibility for your own needs, and making a few changes to accommodate them, may be all that’s required to refresh your relationship.” ✤ Look into the future If you know deep down that your relationship has run its course, but are too afraid to do anything about it, try this exercise. “Lie
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down, close your eyes and fast forward many years to the end of your life,” says Jane. “Now ask yourself; ‘has fear stopped me living the life I was capable of?’ It’s very scary to contemplate leaving a relationship that has been a core part of your life, but isn’t it far scarier to contemplate a life only half lived?” You ﬁnally have more time to IN YOUR yourself and long to be adventurous, but with so many obstacles in the way, you don’t know where to start. ✤ Be honest with yourself “Lack of conﬁdence is the main reason most women of all ages procrastinate,” says Dr Piers Steel, author of The Procrastination Equation (£14.99, Pearson Prentice Hall). “Procrastinators generally believe they can’t do things and are therefore reluctant to
put in the effort.” If this sounds like you, read Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers (£7.99, Vermillion). It has been around for 25 years and sold more than 15million copies worldwide, so it’s got to be worth a try. ✤ Make FOUR lists “This can be great fun if you let your imagination run riot,” says Jane. “Write 20 things I want to do, 20 things I want to see, 20
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things I want to experience, and 20 things I want to be. Now commit Sean Covey to doing at least one thing on each list every six months. If you’re worried about keeping to it, tell a few good friends what you’ve done. Making your lists public is a great way to ensure you don’t back out.”
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Stop saying you can’t afford it How can you afford a week in Marrakech when you can barely afford a day trip to Morecambe? The answer is to start small. Collect loose change in an old jam jar, then ask friends and family to contribute for birthdays and Christmas. Consider other ways of adding to your savings – why not do a car boot sale or ask your children how to sell on eBay? “By addressing pebbles, not mountains, you are much likelier to meet your goals,” says Dr Steel. now turn the page for more advice YOURS
Use music to bring back happy memories. What did you used to listen to together? Make a compilation CD of all your old favourites. Surprise him with tickets for The Bootleg Beatles (they’re touring the UK in July and August), or ﬁnd his Jesus Christ Superstar LP (or buy it on CD for £6.49 on Amazon) and start saving for tickets for this year’s revival tour.
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✤ Haddon Hall BAKEWELL At Haddon Hall, enjoy spectacular views over the River Wye and surrounding countryside. Niches in the buttressed walls shelter tender shrubs, and kiwi vines climb to great heights. The lower terraces open every Friday in summer. Adult £9.50, conc £8.50, child £5.50, car parking £1.50. Call 01629 812 855, or visit www.haddonhall.co.uk. Disabled access is restricted.
✤ Ilmington Manor SHIPTON-ON-STOUR The so-called Cupid Garden – really an informal cottage garden – is one of the most colourful parts of Ilmington Manor (the house is not open to the public). It features an enchanting mixture of roses, lavender and scented mock oranges. Combined admission £5, with a part of the entrance fee donated to Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Open for National Garden Scheme (NGS) or by appointment; call 01483 211 535 or visit www.ngs.org.uk.
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The ﬂagstone path at Dixter leads through the lovely meadow area to a medieval porch. In summer, potted lilies brighten the timber-framed façade. Among many famous features are a Chilean bamboo and an ancient pear tree. Adult £7.50,
child £4; Gardens only. For further information call 01797 252 878, or visit www.greatdixter.co.uk to buy annual tickets online.
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✤ Newby Hall RIPON Newby Hall is one of the most notable gardens in northern England, with its collection of dogwood trees (ﬂowering from May to July), a striking lime avenue, and a touch of the tropical – rodgersias, eryngiums, phormiums and magnolias Adult £8.50, child £4; Gardens only. Call 0845 450 4068, or visit www.newbyhallandgardens.com for online ticket discounts.
✤ Iford Manor BATH In landscape gardener Harold Ainsworth Peto’s garden, the steep slope of the site have been used to spectacular advantage, creating a series of terraces. Each level is different, setting the stage for classical fountains, and lavishly planted urns. Adult £5, conc £4.50, under tens free. Call 01225 863 146, or visit www.ifordmanor.co.uk.
✤ Knightshayes Court TIVERTON Owned by the National Trust, this 50-acre garden is famous for its paved and pool gardens, and the beautiful garden in a wood, created by Sir Eric Savill and Norman Hadden. Adult £6.80 (£7.50), child £3.40 (£3.80) – Gardens only; Gift Aid extra. Call 01884 254 665, or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
✤ Hatﬁeld House HATFIELD This historic palace has outstanding grounds. From Palace Green, pass directly into the West Garden with its stunning blue and silver border. Steps up to the lime walk lead visitors to the Old Palace knot garden. Adult £9.50, conc £8.50 – for West Garden and Park; + £4 to access East Garden on Wednesdays. Call 01707 287 010, or www.hatﬁeld-house.co.uk.
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NR. ABERDEEN The magniﬁcent woodland of Royal Deeside opens up to reveal the romantic turreted house of Crathes Castle. There are sweeping lawns and eight colourful garden rooms that contrast with the dark green of the topiary. Adult £11.50, conc £8.50, car parking £2. Call 0844 493 2166, or visit www.nts.org.uk.
✤ Kiftsgate Court CHIPPING CAMPDEN Kiftsgate’s features include a small enclosure of ferns and ornamental grasses. A soothing water garden offers simplicity and calm that contrasts with the rich abundance of the main garden. Adult £7, under16s £2.50, season ticket £17.50, no concessions. Call 01386 438 777, or visit www. kiftsgate.co.uk.
✤ These gardens are chosen from Exploring Britain’s Country Gardens, an AA publication edited by Donna Wood (2012), rrp £20.
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✤ Crossing House CAMBRIDGE This small garden, packed with variety and colour, is one of Britain’s best known as it is situated beside the level crossing at Shepreth and has lifted the spirits of many rail travellers. It is maintained by Mr and Mrs Douglas Fuller and John Marlar. Usually open
❙ star chat ❙
My lessons from life…
Jackie Woodburne, 56, better known as Neighbours’ Susan Kennedy, tells Yours what makes her tick
love being a ✤INeighbours’ mum!
were all in tears. It made you feel so proud. We forgot the nuts and bolts of it all and embraced the energy and passion. You Brits will do it brilliantly, too.
It’s too late for me to have children now, but there are a lot of young people in my life whom I love – nephews, nieces, the children of close friends. Then, of course, there were my kids on the show. I’m quite a mother ﬁgure on Neighbours. It’s very humbling when young people say that because of Neighbours, I’ve been part of their lives and that they’ve grown up with me. It’s lovely.
have a special bond ✤Iwith the UK
I love the UK. I was born in Northern Ireland and we moved to Australia when I was three, but I still have aunts and uncles in Britain – some in Northern Ireland and some in Devon – whom I visit when I can.
actors invigorate ✤Young us older ones!
health is so ✤Good valuable
We have a great bunch of kids working on Neighbours. They’re such fun to work with. They’re passionate about the show, energetic and they invigorate us older ones with their enthusiasm.
I believe that if you feel good you’ll look good. It’s inevitable as we get older that things will start to change – unless you go down the surgery route, of course, but then that takes on a life of its own!
wish I had my ✤Icharacter’s energy!
Olympics will be ✤The great for Britain As the start date draws closer, I think a massive enthusiasm will envelop the country. It did in Australia in 2000. We were all worried about the cost, like people in the UK seem to be. But once we watched the opening ceremony, well… we 138
✤Travel is my passion Jackie with co-star Alan Fletcher, her on-screen husband Karl. Their on off TV relationship is the stuff of soap legend
My favourite journey is probably to the south island of New Zealand. Two weeks in a car – just driving and stopping wherever. It’s an extraordinarily beautiful part of the world. ✤ Jackie was talking to Alison James. ✤ Neighbours is on Channel 5 at 1.45pm and 5pm weekdays.
WHAT MADE YOU WHO YOU ARE TODAY? Gosh, so many things. Who we are is a result of our experiences and for the past 18 years I’ve been completely consumed by Neighbours. Not that I’m complaining – I love it! It’s given me the opportunity to work consistently, travel, and meet amazing people. It’s gone a long way to making me who I am today and I feel very happy and lucky.
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She seems to manage on about two hours’ sleep a night to do a full day’s work, catch up with friends, do yoga, a book club, have dinner and drinks and sort out everyone’s problems, then do it all again the next day. I’d like to be like that.