Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tricks of the Trade

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tricks of the Trade

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Byline: BECKY DAVIES;PETSA KAFFENS;GAVIN BILLENNESS

Vanish in creased lightning

HAVE you ever considered a corrective or preventative facelift, but are put off by needles and knives? If the answer is yes then try Nlite treatment. It takes about an hour and involves a laser going through the top layer of skin permanently correcting the collagen that naturally starts to deteriorate from about the age of eight. The treatment is non-invasive, and apart from a slight redness lasting a couple of hours there is no recovery time. Nlite costs [pound]3,000 at 118 Harley Street (020 7486 7333 for an appointment). Ps and Nlite are giving away one treatment free. To enter, simply send a stamped addressed postcard to: Ps/Nlite, Evening Standard, Room 226a, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5EE, or you can email your entry with a contact address and telephone number. All

entries must be received by Wednesday 23 May.

Hard as nails

SICK of your nails flaking, splitting and looking tacky? Then why not go for the strong, pretty, polished option with the Bourjois Emergency Kit for Nails. It's fast, hypoallergenic, formaldehyde- and toluene-free and enamel-tested under dermatological control. Also, each treatment is boosted with essential oils for visible, long-lasting results.

To get an even matt base, first apply two coats of Lissant-Blanchissant.

This fills in ridges with smoothing silicone and neutralises stained yellow nails using Camomile essential oil and titanium dioxide.

Next, brush on one or two coats of translucent violet Durcisseur, with nail-strengthening Gum Elemi essential oils. Also great as a base coat or as a general nail treatment.

Finally, go for your French manicure-look finish with summer-pretty, fast-drying Top Coat Nail Enamels, in rose-tinted Blanc Rose Tendre, beige-tinted Blanc-Beige or rose-petal pink Blanc-Rose. …

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