Beauty hit - and beauty miss

elizabeth Arden Eight-hour night-time cream
elizabeth Arden Eight-hour night-time cream
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Claire Thompson, a call handler at Mercury Taxis for the past four years, reveals her best and worst beauty buys:

HIT: Garnier No Streaks Bronzer tinted self-tan cream, £7.65, Superdrug

This works wonderfully, building up a gradual tan over the seven days as promised on the tube. The ream gives my skin a nice ‘holiday’ smell, unlike other fake tan products. The no streak promise is true to it’s word too.

MISS: Boots 17 nail varnish, £2.99

This is well-named. It’s so watery that it takes around 17 coats to build up some form of colour on the nail! Then the varnish ends up chipping the next day. What a disappointment.

JO RECOMMENDS: Elizabeth Arden Eight hour Cream Night-time Miracle Moisturiser, £32, John Lewis

Buy this. It is wonderful. I’ve been using this new, souped up version of the iconic Eight Hour Cream for a month and wake up to skin that looks like it’s been recharged overnight. It’s a think, waxy paste you soften in your palm before applying. It seals in skin’s own moisture, leaving it looking plumper by morning, and also contains lavender and vitamin E, plus salicylic acid to exfoliate away dead skins cells. Like the original, it’s a deeply moisturising multi-tasker that can also be used on elbows, hands, etc.