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Elle Beauty (May 2011) – “The 50k woman”


“From BOTOX to peels, LIPO to lip implants, Avril Mair’s done it all. But was it WORTH it?….”

ON TEETH – £6, 550… veneers, whitening 

ON SKIN – £6, 1O3… consultation, ipl, red light treatment and peel, facial 

ON BODY – £7, 290… macrolane boob job, ultra lipolyse, sports massage, deep tissue massage 

ON HAIR – £4, 599… colour and cut, soprano xl laser hair removal extended bikini, phillips luea hair removal system

ON GROOMING – £3, 117… medical pedicure, eyelash extensions 

ON FACE – £15, 165… eyebrow reconstruction, vaser lipo, permalip implant, botox, filler, restylane vital, sculptra, clinic facial rejuvenation, perlane, juvederm

ON EXERCISE – £3, 740… virgin active membership, personal training, nike training club app 

ON WEIGHT – £1, 523… juice detox, new you boot camp, face reading 

Ok so Avril Mair is ELLE’S Beauty Extremist and has spent the last 2 years spending 50GRAND on the above treatments. 50GRAND!

In this article Avril talks about what she has spent her money on and what she considers (out of the treatments she has tried) the things she cannot live without, these include;

The haircuts and colour (fair enough), the tooth whitening (again, fair enough but def a luxury), the elaborate skincare routine (at a cost of £6, 103?!), the filler and the Sculptra (which is £400 for 3 sessions!), Botox and eyelash extensions….

Really!! This makes me wonder how I live on my Nivea Facewipes, foundation, powder, blush and mascara. Maybe because, if I had the money, I would rather spend it on other things.

How much does your beauty routine cost you? Do you think its acceptable to spend so much money on trying to look good?


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Marie Claire (May 2011) – “Does anyone look their age anymore?”

“In an age where women are under more pressure to hold onto their looks, and millions are spent each year on cosmetic surgery and anti-ageing products, can you really turn back time?”


Stephanie Clarkson gets 10 readers of Marie Claire to give their opinion on the issue…

I’m the right age to make the most of surgery – Zoe Budd, 27


Sunbathing in my twenties is catching up with me now – Donna Ide, 37


Exercise keeps me looking young – Lucy Wyndham-Read, 40


Life’s too short to worry about ageing – Amanda Jenner, 36


I’d rather binge on luxury beauty creams than Botox – Vanessa Kandiyoti, 31


I have the body of a 21 year old and the face of a 38 year old – Caroline Pearce, 29


Facials are key to looking young – Libby Andrews, 25


Youthful looks come from a youthful attitude – Elizabeth Young, 44


Giving up alcohol is the best anti-ageing move I’ve made – Faiza Seth, 33


Having Botox now should protect against ageing later – Katie Mason, 25









The average age at which women feel they have hit their beauty ‘peak’






The age at which girls in the UK start to worry about their weight





The percentage of women dissatisfied with their body shape






The number of bad body thoughts a woman has each day






The number of years older than her real age the average woman looks






Age of the world’s youngest Botox user (who is given injections by her mother)






The number of breast augmentations that were performed in the UK last year






The number of cosmetic procedures undergone by 50 year old Sarah Burge aka the UK’s ‘human barbie’




The perfect age for women to go under the knife according to a public survey






The number of times a woman will change her hairstyle in her lifestyle






MILLION! – The amount of unused skincare products gathering dust in our bathrooms






The number of officially recorded deaths from having a ‘bum lift’






MILLION – The estimated number of women suffering from anorexia in the UK






The age of one of the oldest women in the world to have a facelift






THOUSAND! – The amount of money we will spend on beauty in our lifetime



Any of these statistics surprise you?! I do like my beauty products and trying to enhance what i naturally have but I really feel we have gone too far when 11 year olds are having Botox – what are your thoughts?? are we as women becoming far too obsessed with beauty??

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InStyle Beauty (March 2011) – “Naked Truth”


Article written by: Nicky Kinnaird, founder of beauty emporium Space NK – Nicky “takes a good hard look at herself and finds that beauty is a balancing act

The pursuit of beauty can become


Nicky discusses how she looks after herself and her body and how to balance wanting to feel good about yourself without self obsession and the endless quest for ”beauty’ (whatever that is!).

I work to live my life in balance, to act beautiful and know when less is more…and when less is simply less. I am on a constant quest for self-improvement – not to be more ‘beautiful’, but to feel more fulfilled. This has undoubtedly given me greater confidence within my own skin, irrespective of anyone else’s assessment.”

Anyone else spent endless hours analyzing the way you look in a mirror – spending a fortune on products and then finally realising (without sounding ridiculously cheesy) that you really do look most ‘beautiful’ when you are content within the inside.

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