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| YOU probably never thought you'd hear us call the humble raincoat the latest hot trend, but we are, so there.

New Look's playful collection of brights, pastels and metallics (above) has convinced us to take cover in one this season. April showers, we're ready for you.

Raincoats priced from PS34.99, T-shirt, PS5.99, newlook.com ||| EVERY so often a pair of shoes appears that makes our heart skip a beat and our brain shut down.

They will be as impractical as they are gorgeous and will go with nothing in our wardrobe but we will buy them anyway.

These lavender blue mules with black velvet bows on the front (above) are just such a pair.

Find them at Zara, priced PS25.99, but do us a favour and wait until we have bought ours won't you...

Believe Necklace, by Mantra, PS55, from jewellery.

| TECHNIQUE and endurance are your top priorities at the gym, right? Well, if you think looking good while you work out is just as important, you're not alone, as a new survey reveals 43% of Brits feel the same, with 29% saying they invest as much in maintaining their sports kit as they do their regular wardrobe.

The research, from Hammerson shopping centres, found city slickers are the vainest gym-goers, with 68% of Londoners needing to look good when they exercise, compared to just 20% in Wales.

||| JEWELLERY brand Mantra has teamed up with the charity Smart Works to help promote and support female self belief in the workplace.

Smart Works provides high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to women in need and Mantra Jewellery has designed a pendant in honour of this partnership, carrying the mantra, 'Believe in yourself. We do'.

The necklaces start from PS35 for sterling silver to PS55 for gold and rose gold plating and 25% of the sale of each goes to Smart Works.

Available this month at mantra jewellery.co.uk available mantra co.uk | WRINKLES are often viewed as the most pressing skin concern for adult women. But a new study from Garnier PureActive reveals spots are a huge source of stress, with 40% of the women surveyed saying they've refused to be in photos because of a breakout, and a fifth cancelling or rearranging a date.

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Date:Apr 13, 2017
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