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Why do Australian women give up on their appearance?

Natasha Hughes After a certain age, women seem to allow themselves to become sexless frumps.

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When you don't even notice

Beard.

Natasha Hughes If a radical hair cut doesn't get noticed is there any point worrying about chipped nails or smudged eyeliner?

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Melting in the sun

A generic heat wave photo of a man walking silouetted by the setting sun in Darwin.
Photo Glenn Campbell

Natasha Hughes Even heat lovers have had enough. How do you look fresh as a daisy in this weather? Or even vaguely reasonable?

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When you don't make the effort

Relaxed about beauty.

Natasha Hughes There are some places where there's no point caring how you look. And that's OK.

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What's the big stink?

Baby

Natasha Hughes Child care experts are up in arms about the new perfumes for babies but haven't we been using them for years?

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The beauty of the bathroom edit

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Natasha Hughes If you want to simplify your life in 2013, sorting out your make-up and skincare is a good place to start.

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A year of beauty lessons

Nail art

Natasha Hughes As 2013 kicks off, get out there and get as gorgeous as you possibly can.

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Tattoos are given a bit of pluck

Eyebrow tattoos

Natasha Hughes Suddenly, tatts make sense.

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Uncomfortably dumb

Massage hands back

Natasha Hughes Why do we lose our voice during a beauty treatment?

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Race chic: How to avoid hat hair

Emma Stone

Natasha Hughes Melbourne Cup Day brings its challenges, not least "hat head".

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Natasha Hughes The trout pout's been superseded by the soft and tender lip, thanks to improved products.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