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Clinique Vitamin C lip smoothie Price: £13.50 (RRP)Retailers:Debenhams
“I absolutely love this lip colour – it has a built in brush so you can control exactly how much of the gorgeous colour you want. It left my lips feeling soft and looking shiny, and knowing it contains Vitamin C and antioxidants is definitely a boost. I got loads of compliments when I was wearing it, and I want every shade now. Gorgeous packaging too.” Vicky James, 29, Tunbridge Wells          Rating:  5/5
Spectracolour Lipstick Price: £7.00 (RRP)Retailers:Avon
“This really is a a new generation of lipstick. It looks very different and it is different to apply but what a great product! The main difference is that there are seven colours in one lipstick. With just a simple twist of the tube you can set your choice of shade that you want to apply. This lipstick has already become a necessity in my handbag and I will be taking it on holiday as I only need one tube for all occasions. The lipstick itself is very creamy and it lasted well throughout the day. I love it and I’ll be buying another colour soon as well!” Cat Newman, Burnham-on-Sea          Rating:  5/5
Spectralash Mascara Price: £10.00 (RRP)Retailers:Avon
“This is THE mascara to take you from a daytime to evening look. It is a lovely mascara and goes on evenly without any sticky clumping. I have very sensative skin and eyes and I had no problems at all from this mascara. I would buy this masacara again. Cat Newman, Burnham-on-Sea          Rating:  5/5
Per Una Bronzing Pearls Price: £9.50 (RRP)Retailers:Marks & Spencer 
“I am not a big fan of wearing bronzing powders as I worry about ending up looking orange! I was a bit sceptical about trying this product but the little pearls of powder looked a natural colour. I would have preferred it if the product had come with its own brush as I had to scrabble about to find one. I have used the bronzer on several occasions when I feel like my skin needs a bit of a lift. It definitely gives my skin a bit more of a glow and I am relieved to say not a hint of any orange. The colour is easy to apply and you can keep it light or make it more intense by applying more.” Cat Newman, Burnham-on-Sea          Rating:    4/5
Body Formula Sole Scrubber Price: £5.00 (RRP)Retailers:Marks and Spencer
“Wow the first thing to hit you is the gorgeous peppermint smell. Quick and easy to apply ending with soft, refreshed feet. I couldn’t stop rubbing my feet together afterwards. This formula gives results from the first application and leaves your feet ready for those flip flops!” Caroline Munro, 31, Edinburgh          Rating:  5/5