Beauty might be skin deep but journalist Natasha Hughes enjoys her time in the shallow end. Natasha hopes 2012 will be a year of health, wealth, happiness and looking good (or getting away with it).
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Four eyes better than two

Anne Hathaway

Natasha Hughes Thick, black-rimmed glasses are a must-have accessory - especially with clear lenses. It's a short-sighted trend, says Natasha Hughes.

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All things bright and beautiful

Decolleatge chest breasts model

Natasha Hughes It's time to get something off my chest - with skin brighteners.

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Time for a sunscreen rethink?

Sunhat beach model tn

Natasha Hughes Could there be a way of getting away with not wearing sunscreen?

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The good oil

face-oil-index

Natasha Hughes The oils we use on our faces have changed as often as the oils we use on our food.

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Perfect pouts

Luscious ways with lips

Lips

Natasha Hughes The trout pout's been superseded by the soft and tender lip, thanks to improved products.

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The ABC of anti-ageing

Chemistry set tn

Natasha Hughes Product ingredients can be highly effective but very confusing - so which ones count?

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Skin care beats surgery

Surgery or skin care?

Natasha Hughes Cosmetic treatments are a waste of time if the home beauty regime's patchy, says a plastic surgeon.

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Solariums are ageing too

Woman tanning, bed, solarium, tan, skin damage, cancer.

Natasha Hughes How to look really old, really quickly - use a solarium.

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Lancome's battle for your bucks

Lancome ad featuring Julia Roberts.

Natasha Hughes Lancome has drastically cut its prices but do we care?

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Can bald be beautiful?

Barbie doll

Natasha Hughes Apparently not. At least according to Barbie manufacturer Mattel.

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Ugly to be beautiful

Face mask beauty treatment, complexion, skin.

Natasha Hughes Overnight beauty treatments can be hideous but very effective.

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Is pampering overrated?

Manicure, nail polish, nails.

Natasha Hughes Beauty treatments are tedious to the point of delirium, writes Natasha Hughes.

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The Glamour Games

Rice

Natasha Hughes If they gave medals for good looks, this Olympics would be a record-breaker.

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Tatts not welcome

Woman getting a tattoo, tattoos.

Natasha Hughes Every second person has a tattoo so why is there such a fuss about them?

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Winter tan for Nordic cool

Cardigan, jumper, winter wear, sweater, knits.

Natasha Hughes Spray tans are not just for summer, as Natasha Hughes discovers at the ski fields.

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Beauty succour

Natasha Hughes Need cheering? Try a lipstick. There can be depth in the superficiality of makeup.

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What's your emotional make-up?

Emotional Brilliance colour wheel

Natasha Hughes Does make-up look better when it matches your mood?

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Beauty's new gold standard

Makeup, cosmetics, eyelashes, mascara, lipstick, complexion, white skin, white teeth.

Natasha Hughes It's affordable, easy to use and made from 24-carat gold.

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Nasty shower scenes

Janet Leigh in the Psycho shower scene.

Natasha Hughes Sharing a bathroom can be enough to make you want to live alone.

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Flat out fashionable

Withcery ballet flats

Natasha Hughes We're over sky-high heels and fashion is finally catching up.

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