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Sam Cleasby, director of South Yorkshire photography studio The Picture Foundry , tell us her best and worst beauty buys:

HIT: DOVE HAIR NOURISHING OIL, £3.59, BOOTS

This spray tames the frizz, leaving my natural wavy hair smooth and bouncy. My hair doesn’t embrace being washed daily and this spray revives it on those in-between days with just one spray.

MISS: RIMMEL SCANDALEYES FLEX MASCARA, £4.95, WILKINSONS

I saw this on offer and snapped it up. Unfortunately though it fails to deliver. The formula is very thick and clumps, giving me spiders legs for lashes. It’s a definite miss.

JO RECOMMENDS:

LIZ EARLE BRIGHTENING TREATMENT MASQUE, £14.75, BOOTS, JOHN LEWIS

Problem: dull, lacklustre skin.

Liz Earle’s fast-acting mask revitalises dull skin. It contains stimulating camphor oil, toning witch hazel and skin-purifying white clay to help give skin a natural-looking radiance - and smells gorgeous. Apply to clean, dry skin and after just two minutes of mild tingling, remove it with the muslin cloth that comes with it for a bit of a glow.

Though sometimes I use it instead of a cleanser if I feel my skin needs a more intensive clean, like after a hot day in the garden. It removes all trace of make-up and a little goes a long way.