Financial advisor Canna Campbell shares the six budget-friendly hacks she swears by for tough times

A financial expert has shared her ultimate guide for boosting your mental health and financial well-being, as millions around the world continue to struggle with strict lockdowns. Canna Campbell, from Sydney, said 2020 has been hard for almost everyone, but putting your hand up and admitting you’re not coping is the first step to getting back on track. ‘I have a few budget-friendly tips that can help you to prioritise your mental well-being and boost your bank balance,’ Canna said in a YouTube video on the subject. Scroll down for…

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Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to get glam eyes when wearing a face covering  

WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: GLAM EYES Elsa McAlonan reveals a selection of the best eye shadow pencils for glam eyes when wearing a face mask (file image) Wearing masks is putting the focus on eyes, so we need to glam them up. Gold — a neutral that suits every complexion and eye colour — will make blue eyes pop, deepen brown ones and brighten green eyes.  Lisa Armstrong Dazzle Stick Eye Pencils  The new Lisa Armstrong Dazzle Stick Eye Pencils blend like a dream and stay put…

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Stars in stripes: FEMAIL picks out the best buys for embracing this season’s loudest trend

Inject joy into your wardrobe with this season’s loudest trend: stripes. Every autumn the High Street is flooded with stripy hats and rainbow scarves, but this year the use of colour is bolder and brighter than ever. Think eye-catching frocks, statement earrings and blazers that feel far more party than office — the humble stripe has been given a high- fashion makeover. Planning a cosy night in? Hunker down in a cheering jumper from Next. Heading for a chilly walk? Stay warm with a hat from Trouva or chic gloves…

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How to have the best sex of your life – after 50

When I wrote my first book, Hot Sex, back in 1999, I confessed to regularly enjoying two orgasms a day. I still haven’t lived it down. ‘Come on, we all know why you aren’t picking up,’ people continue to say to me if ever I miss a phone call. In my defence, I was 37 in 1999, and I honestly thought it’s what everyone was up to at that age. Apparently, they weren’t. I have always had a high libido. Which is partly what made it so devastating when it…

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The agony of second empty nest syndrome

By now, I should be used to it. My two children leaving home. They’ve both done it many times before, the elder one to uni four years ago, and then off to Australia on his gap year; my younger one to school in America last year. So why did I have such a heavy heart earlier this month, as we dropped off our firstborn, now 22, at his digs and he embarked on his masters degree? Why did it feel like the end of an era? Empty Nest Syndrome. It…

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Kmart Australia unveils new homeware items – including a bean bag lounger and mini rattan egg chair

A $29 bean bag lounger, a two-in-one picnic cooler and a mini rattan egg chair are among the new items to drop at Kmart. Australian shoppers can expect bargain buys from the latest range, with prices starting from as little as $3. The retailer has been surprising customers every week by launching new products across homewares, kitchen, décor and outdoor in stores and online. Kmart Australia has launched a new range of items – including a $25 mini rattan egg chair, $29 faux peace lily plant, $12 BBQ grill set,…

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The one lesson I’ve learned from life: Jeffrey Archer says women are superior to men

Novelist and former politician, Jeffrey Archer, 80, has sold more than 275 million books, including Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less and Kane And Abel. He lives with his wife of 54 years, Dame Mary Archer, who is Chair of the Science Museum Group board of trustees. They have two sons and four grandchildren. When I look back at my life I consider myself very lucky. I missed World War II, and I’ve come all the way through to the age of 80 without being affected by a…

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How to dress like a grown up with Shane Watson: Why a toasty coat is this season’s hottest buy

Here is what I expect from a coat. Protection from the rain (not just light showers). Protection from the cold (not just a layer that will help roughly as much as a jacket).  Protection from the rain and cold to knee level or beyond (not just mid-bottom, leaving my legs to brave the elements while the rest of me toasts). I want a coat that is coat enough to allow me to stand on a cliff in a gale in November and a coat with style. (I may want to…

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My lightbulb moment: Skincare for tweens founder reveals inspiration behind her beauty company

Charlotte-Anne Fidler, 49, is the founder of Spots & Stripes, natural skincare and hair products for eight to 18-year-olds. She lives in Wiltshire with her daughters, aged 17 and 12. As a journalist for glossy magazines for 20 years, I styled celebrity covers with top photographers. My last job was as creative and fashion director of Glamour, flying all over the world for shoots. In 2011 my husband and I decided to leave London and relocate to rural Wiltshire. It was an epic commute to work, with long days. So…

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Why the style set are flocking to buy Diana’s woolly

Forget puffball sleeves, shoulder pads and perms. If there’s one fashion item that really harks back to the 1980s it’s Princess Diana’s sheep jumper. The playful knit — featuring rows of white sheep and a single black sheep on a red background — caused quite a stir when the royal bride-to-be, newly engaged to Prince Charles, wore it with jeans to a polo match in the summer of 1981. Not only was it a trendy twist on the stuffy outfits usually donned by the royals, but, with hindsight, perhaps that…

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