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Look so much slimmer with fashion stylist’s game-changing hack
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Look so much slimmer with fashion stylist’s game-changing hack

Expert Susie Nelson, the founder of Modes & More, exclusively revealed to Express.co.uk key wardrobe adjustments to turn your look from drab to fab."Start with good underwear," affirmed Susie, which includes underpinnings, shape wear, Spanx and a great bra that "banishes back fat".Marks and Spencer have the Body Define™ Firm Control Wear Your Own Bra Bodysuit for £25 that people are swooning over.Available in the colours Rose Quartz and Black, from size eight to size 24, there are many people who are "very happy" with their slimming underwear purchase.Vonnie posted to the M&S website: "Very happy with this body as it does pulls you in and is comfortable."Jan Wirral beamed: "Excellent. These are so useful... just to smooth out... lumps and bumps."Dun na nGall wrote: "I absolutely...
Mary Berry’s fruity ice cream is so easy, you’ll feel like you cheated
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Mary Berry’s fruity ice cream is so easy, you’ll feel like you cheated

284ml carton double cream500g carton good-quality ready made custard100g golden caster sugar100ml / 3½ fl oz dark rum, plus 1 tbsp extra170g packet dried berries and cherries (or same weight mix of dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries and raisins)Don't miss...Whip the cream in a large bowl until it is softly whipped, then stir in the custard. Place that in the freezer for about an hour and a half, until it begins to freeze around the edges.As that freezes, put the sugar in a skillet with the rum. Heat over low heat until the sugar has dissolved, then add in fruit. Let simmer for one minute as the fruit plumps up. Pour it all into a wide bowl and leave until cold, about an hour.Take the cream and custard mixture out of the freezer, and whisk to break it up. Add in the cooled fruit an...
Plant seeds with this household waste item – ‘don’t throw them away’
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Plant seeds with this household waste item – ‘don’t throw them away’

“Don’t throw them away – use them as a planter for your garden,” Robinson said.He first packs the tube with dirt, pressing the ends so it stays inside. He only fills it halfway at first, then places the seed on top of the dirt.After adding the seed, he packs in the rest of the dirt, enclosing it in the tube. You can grow the plant on the window sill inside before moving them to the outside soil.“It’s a nice tall container, and it doesn’t have a bottom so your tap root can go through. And you can plant your sprouts after you’ve got them going,” he said.Don't miss...When you transfer the sprout to the ground, you can keep it in the tube. Robinson said it will just decompose in the soil as the plant grows.To stay organised, you can even write what type of plant it is on the tube.One commen...
Mary Berry’s spicy noodle soup is a light meal packed with vegetables
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Mary Berry’s spicy noodle soup is a light meal packed with vegetables

Pour the stock into a large saucepan and bring to a boil.Add in the ginger, chilli, spring onions, Chinese five-spice powder, sugar, sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce, and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.Next, add mushrooms and noodles. Simmer for another three to four minutes until the noodles are cooked. Stir in the bok choy and lime juice, and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for two more minutes, then ladle into bowls and serve.
‘I’m 48 – this simple make-up routine takes 10 years off your face’
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‘I’m 48 – this simple make-up routine takes 10 years off your face’

A menopause expert has revealed her “easy” make-up routine to help make you look “flawless” at whatever age. Meagan Anderson shared her 10 minute anti-ageing make-up hack for women over 40 via social media platform TikTok.As we get older our skin will start to change, with the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging. While this happens to all of us, there is a multi-billion pound industry built around anti-ageing beauty products including moisturisers and creams.And for those not satisfied with the results of these products there is a growing market for anti-ageing cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections.However, your efforts to look youthful don’t have to be so extreme. One expert revealed there is a way to appear younger using less invasive methods.Meagan Anderson, 48, who...
Make these homemade sausage rolls for an easy snack throughout the week
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Make these homemade sausage rolls for an easy snack throughout the week

In a small pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion, cooking until it’s slightly brown, about 7 minutes. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the sausage meat, cooked onion and two eggs. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.Heat the oven to 205 degrees Celsius. Sprinkle flour on a work surface, and roll out the puff pastry into two 20-by-25 cm rectangles. Cut into four strips, and let them rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray and place the cold pastry rectangles on them, two on each. Scoop the meat mixture onto the rectangles, forming a long strip in the center. Beat the last egg in a small bowl, and brush on the edges of the pastry.Fold the pastry over the meat filling, enclosing it, and flip so the seam is on the bottom. ...
Horoscope from April 13 to April 20: Predictions for Aries, Taurus and more
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Horoscope from April 13 to April 20: Predictions for Aries, Taurus and more

Western astrology uses horoscopes to map the positions of celestial objects, such as stars or planets, based on the time and place on Earth where the specific event takes place.The natal chart is one of the most common types of horoscopes and it's based on the location and time of a person's birth. Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fire signs which suggest they are passionate, creative and adventurous.Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are water signs, meaning they radiate a peaceful and gentle energy. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are air signs.This means they are great communicators and love to socialise. Finally, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are earth signs - they are practical and realistic, but they can also be very emotional.  
6 summer skincare mistakes expert warns can cause havoc
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6 summer skincare mistakes expert warns can cause havoc

Skincare is something that we are all aware of. If you're trying to protect yourself from the sun, or if you're worried about breakouts.Let alone about the signs of ageing and losing collagen when we get older.However, seeing as summer is just around the corner and to be fair we cannot wait for some warmer weather. Our skin tends to change just like the seasons which means so does our skincare routine.While our skin may sweat some more and be prone to causing havoc on our bodies and faces it is no wonder we sometimes don't where to begin with what to use.Thankfully there is a skincare expert here to help with our summer glow. Kimberley Medd, Clinic Lead at Face the Future shared her advice on what products to avoid this summer.READ MORE: Skin expert shares mistake making women 'look old...
Grand National 2024 style: Outfits at the Aintree races
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Grand National 2024 style: Outfits at the Aintree races

Today is Ladies Day at the 176th annual running of the Grand National horse race, where it is tradition for women to dress up to the nines in the most fabulous way.Here, we take a look at the outfits – and the fascinators – starring in this year's Aintree races near Liverpool, which is the event renowned for big hats, high heels, and gorgeous frocks.