The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Surrey Edition

Category: Beauty

Your spring style sorted

20 Mar 2017

Spring/summer 2017 trends has got fashion buyers, stylists, writers and editors in a flurry of excitement. This season with its nod to all things hyper-feminine, interpretations of the 80s, and no-nonsense utilitarian attitude, is upbeat and lots of fun. So we asked some of Surrey’s top fashion boutiques for their pick of what to wear this coming season.

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Need a beauty tune-up?

1 Mar 2017

It’s officially spring, so this is the ideal time of year to do some beauty pampering and maintenance. After months of plunging temperatures and fierce central heating coupled with my sheer abject laziness on everything beauty self-help related, I find it’s around now that my nails, hair and skin all need some serious TLC.

So where to start? I asked beauty professional Michelle Holland, from The Nail and Body Boutique in Reigate for some expert advice. And you’ll be pleased to hear that Michelle isn’t going to tell you to get lots of sleep and drink lots of water (tell us something we don’t know *yawn*) – instead, she has some properly useful tips on how to give yourself a winter beauty MOT.

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Last-minute gift guide

13 Dec 2016

With a nanosecond or two left before Christmas springs upon us like a gambolling lamb – for this is the time of year when hopelessly mixed metaphors are forgiven – I gallop to your rescue with a last minute guide to gifts for your loved ones. Ta daaa!

1. If you’re looking for a gift that will really stand out then consider commissioning a hand-made custom designed rug, like this Sufi prayer rug.

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Fashion that plays to your strengths

6 Dec 2016

Got a part of you that you’d rather downplay (err, yes!), or an attribute you’re happier to flaunt? Check out, an online fashion boutique I discovered recently with a clever filter system that helps women play to their strengths.

What’s more it’s aimed at over 40s not by patronising us with safe styles, but by curating some lovely pieces from across a range of labels that tick the boxes of what real women have told the founder they’re looking for.

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