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Become a Bardot babe

a model on the catwalk during the Jean-Pierre Braganza catwalk show, at Somerset House, in central London, Picture credit should read: Justin Tallis/PA Photos

Originating in the fashion scene of 'Swinging London', the Mod make-up look is epitomised by fresh, youthful skin and bold, black-lined eyes.

Join the continental cult

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If you've ever been tempted into a French pharmacy by the flashing green cross above the door, you'll know that they're a treasure trove of prettily-packaged beauty treats and mysterious medicinal products.


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Art attack

a model wears a creation for Prada women's Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part  the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy,  AP Photo/Antonio Calanni/PA Photos

Alongside all the ravishing red, fuzzy fur and fairy-tale gowns, a decidedly more intellectual trend emerged from the autumn/winter collections, with a gallery's worth of artistic references on show.

Hide and chic

PU Leather Look Illusion Dress, AVA by Mark Heyes for Marisota, PA Photo/Handout

Not that there's anything wrong with a black biker jacket, but right now, it's time to shake things up with leather looks that are fresh, fun and fashion forward.


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Leafing through tree choices

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There's no better time to plant trees and conifers, particularly bare-root ones, when the plants are dormant but the soil is still warm enough for the roots to become established before spring.

Meeting the bees' needs

a Bee,  PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

For some time, environmentalists and horticulturists have been urging gardeners to let their grass grow a bit longer, leave at least one area of their garden 'wild' and create nooks and crannies in the form of log piles to allow wildlife to flourish.

A Feast of festive gifts for gardeners

Sloe Gin Kit,, PA Photo/Handout

Gifts for the gardeners are everywhere, catering for everyone from armchair enthusiasts to green-fingered gadget lovers. Here are just a few ideas to suit different gardening types.

Dining Out

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WIN £250 to spend in Homebase


All this week we’ve been giving you the chance to win some great prizes in time for Christmas. Today, in conjunction with National Maintenance Week (November 21-28), TENA Men is giving you the chance to help maintain your home with a Homebase gift card!

WIN an Archos tablet

Archos tablet

Every day this week, we’ve given you the chance to win some great prizes and today is no exception.

WIN tickets to Horrible Christmas show

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Have a horribly fun time this Christmas with a special production of Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas, and we’ve nine family tickets up for grabs for the performance on Saturday, December 20, in today’s competition.


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Five tips for better lighting

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:: Lighting should be at three levels in a room - the floor, walls and ceiling. Plan your scheme in advance - if you're having electrical work done, make sure the sockets are fitted where you want your table and floor lamps to be. Wall lights and target lighting should also be planned at this stage.