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Top eight beauty hacks to stop you looking tired this winter – and they won't break the bank

Dec 1, 2021

TIRED of looking tired? A simple refresh can give you a boost without breaking the bank.

Find out how to transform your look for less . . . 

LAY THE FOUNDATIONS: Learn about skincare and make-up from the experts. Boots is offering free virtual beauty consultations you can check out from home. They can help you find the shades to suit a bold new you.

And don’t forget to rejuvenate your base layer — i.e. your skin.

Espa Optimal Skin Pro-Serum is down from £55 to £44, or try Primark’s Naturals Revive Skin Booster Oil for just £3.

Save: £52 with Primark Booster Oil

FAIR DOS: Superdrug’s Beauty Studio offers pop-in beauty treatments, including hair, nails, lashes, piercing and a barber. A re-style, blow dry and finish costs from £45. You could easily pay upwards of £50 for a salon restyle.

Save: £5

STYLE GUIDE: Need a helping hand? John Lewis offers a free in-store styling session with no obligation to buy.

Or get help from an online style assistant such as Stitch Fix. Choose clothing based on style, size and price for a £10 fee. Try on items at home and redeem that tenner against anything you decide to keep.

Save: £10

RING THE CHANGES: Statement rings and necklaces can transform a basic look. But if the clothes are bold, delicate pieces will do.

The Essential Jewellery range at Accessorize has items from under £5. Or seek hidden gems in charity shops. Oxfam’s online store sells statement jewellery typically from £3.99. Get ten per cent off your first order when you sign up for emails.

Save: 40p on a £3.99 piece

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

DRY off after a hot bath with this ribbed, 100 per cent cotton towel from Dunelm. Was £5, now £3.50.

SAVE: £1.50

Cheap treat

TUCK into gingerbread and toffee tarts from The Co-op. A four-pack is £1.25 – or get two for £2.

SAVE: 50p

What’s new?

GIVE the gift of cinema to the movie lover in your life . . . and get a reward. Showcase Cinemas is giving away a £5 bonus card for every £25 gift card bought online or at the box office. The bonus card can be used between January 1 and March 31, 2022. Deal ends Christmas Eve.

Top swap

JAZZ up your Christmas tree with new baubles. This tub of 28 from John Lewis is £10. Or try the pack of 30 from Lidl for £4.29.

SAVE: £5.71

Leah’s little helper

IF you are a regular seller online via marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Etsy, you can get your parcels collected free all this month. Royal Mail is offering free collections through your Click & Drop account until New Year’s Eve. You still pay for postage as normal. See royalmail.com/collection.

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