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Columnist and Features Writer — The Guardian
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Columnist, features writer, interviewer & radio bod. Bestseller, Pretty Honest, out now. Agent: www.arlingtonenterpr...

Beauty: how to banish dark circles — By far my most common reader enquiry is how to disguise dark undereye circles. This is not surprising, because they affect almost all of us occasionally. Sometimes they're the temporary symptom of too little sleep, too much travelling, work or baby settling, but just as often they're the permanent result of a losing ticket on the genetic lottery.

What mourning for a celebrity looks like in 2016 — For most of my friends and me, last week was spent in a depressive slump. Victoria Wood died on Wednesday, during what was still the unofficial mourning period for David Bowie, and just as we'd barely made a dent in the Acorn Antiques archive, or had time to dust off our Pat & Margaret DVDs and settle in with a meat and potato pie, Prince died.

Victoria Wood: "No one wrote such quotable lines, such immaculate scripts" — "If you hold hands with a boy, his seeds go up your sleeve and a baby comes out of your cardigan." "I was in Marks and Spencers returning... well, let's call it an item." "It's not everyone that can wear mustard." "I'm sorry I've not been a very good mother.

Why I will never, ever attend a school reunion — I was browsing Facebook recently and spotted, via a friend of a friend's post, a group of people I'd gone to school with, organising a reunion and asking for guestlist suggestions.

Beauty: the best rose lipsticks — To pick a favourite lip colour is much like choosing a favourite child or Beatles track, but I could fairly say that my most-worn shade is rose. It's my default choice for almost anything, from a stroll on the beach if I'm feeling relatively effortful, a work lunch, a wedding or a posh do.

Life - Sali Hughes on email spying — Imagine your partner had gone out and left behind their open laptop and unlocked phone, and you had no chance of being found out. Would you take a look at their email, their Twitter DMs, texts and Instant Messenger? Apparently, many of us would.

Beauty: the perfect face palette is all killer, no filler — A face palette - one that makes up eyes and cheeks, no shade unloved or overlooked - is an extremely tall order. It should be convenient, portable, space-saving and well curated. I must be able to grab it for a weekend away or in a morning rush, and know that I need only add lipstick, mascara, some tinted moisturiser and concealer to be covered for any eventuality.

In The Bathroom with Ruth Crilly

People - Sali Hughes talks to Cameron Diaz about ageing — Sali Hughes chatted exclusively to Cameron Diaz about the publication of The Longevity Book, her new co-authored exploration of the female ageing process - from wrinkles and menopause to relationships and mental health - and asked her how, at 43, the project had altered her own perceptions about getting older.

Boredom: the mental colonic irrigation — It's the Easter school holidays and, around about now, the eight-year-old me would have been watching Why Don't You? on telly, humming spiritlessly along to the theme tune's raucous plea to "Switch off your TV set and go and do something less boring instead" before I flicked channels to The Sullivans (oh, to be young now and wholly unaware of the most depressing soap opera in history).
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