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Treasure Trove

Inspired by sandy beaches in far-flung exotic places, Leighton Denny’s Castaway collection offers six tones that are perfect for summer. And with pop-bright colours including red Coral Reef and acid green Shipwrecked alongside muted grey Message in a Bottle and milk chocolate Coconutty, there’s something to suit everyone. £5.96 + VAT/ RRP £11; Tel: 01685 843 384 Leightondennyexpertnails.com

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Beth Ditto to launch new MAC make-up range

Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto is following in the collaborative footsteps of Lady Gaga this year by taking on a new ambassador role with MAC. The plus-size fashion icon is set to launch her own make-up range with the brand this June. And while they’re keeping tight lipped about its specifics, we’ve heard that “chola girls” may be one of Ditto’s ...

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Essex salon launches television-style competition in support of local employment campaign for young people

Southern salon group Headlines Hairdressing has launched a competition to find a new apprentice in support of Echo Newspapers’ Getting Essex Back To Work campaign. Mirroring the format of BBC show The Apprentice, Essex youngsters will be put through their paces via a series of “simple tasks” on the salon floor. Managing director Simon Harris has teamed up with the ...

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Turn back the hands of time

Specially formulated for ageing hands, Elemis’s Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream contains a combination of lipid-rich oils such as omega seven and macadamia seed oil to protect, nourish and smooth the skin and nails. RRP £22; Tel: 01278 727 830 Elemis.com

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Pure and simple

Ibd’s Just Gel Polish is 100 per cent pure gel delivered in the form of a polish. Benefits include simplified application, 10-minute removal and a comprehensive colour range that’s set to top 100 shades by summer. £15.95 + VAT each; Tel: 01827 280 080

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Pen friend

Perfect for retailing, Slick Tips Rescue Pen by Leighton Denny Expert Nails revives rough cuticles and adds lustre to dull nail plates. Containing a blend of super nourishing vitamins, it can be used on natural nails or enhancements and also accelerates drying time when painted over touch- dry polish. £6.50 + VAT/ RRP £12; Tel: 01685 843 384 Leightondennyexpertnails.com

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Heaven sent

In soft pastel shades that are set to be big news next season, LCN’s Free Your Mind is a four-piece collection of ethereal colours including Free Spirit, Sky High and Dreamcatcher. £2.50 + VAT each/ RRP £5.50; Tel: 01273 837 300 Beautyconcepts.co.uk

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Ez gel

Launching with a range of 24 colours, EzFlow’s new TruGel formula delivers mega-shine and long-lasting 100 per cent gel colour all in the stroke of a brush. £15.95 + VAT each; Tel: 01827 280 080

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