WHAT'S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: MAKE YOUR MANI LAST British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, picked out a selection of the best products for a lasting manicure this festive season (file image) Christmas can be tough on nails. In an ideal world, the sparkly ones you apply on Christmas Eve will last until New Year's Day. But how to make it happen? Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Goldie rocks
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If you are looking for last-minute stocking fillers or are restocking your make-up bag ahead of the holidays, head for the Revlon counter at Boots.
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Oh, yes it can! We all know that alcohol dehydrates your body, but too many glasses the night before may also play havoc with your hair the next morning.
Super-stylist Belle Cannan, co-founder of Salon Sloane in West London, says: ‘In the same way that drinking alcohol can dehydrate your skin, it dehydrates your hair. To keep tresses glossy, I would recommend lots of nourishing moisture treatments.