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Nathalie Eleni’s 25 days of Christmas

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Skip your daily chocolate for some beauty tips from makeup artist and beauty editor Nathalie Eleni and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton this Christmas season.

From makeup tips, to skincare secrets, Nathalie shares her secrets with us daily. Today, Amanda shares the importance of getting a good night’s sleep during the party season, and Nathalie gives some tips on how to fake bright and fresh eyes with makeup.

Nathalie shows you how to update your look for christmas with this red lip look.

Amanda Hamilton’s Blueberry Chia Smoothie

Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 which is great at reducing inflammation and supporting your gut lining. Add them to your smoothie last, just before blending, or you’ll find they turn gelatinous on contact with the milk and are a pain to get out of the blender!

1 serving

1 small banana
1 handful of blueberries, fresh or frozen
150ml (¼ pint) non-dairy milk, coconut water or water
1 teaspoon desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons chia seeds (black, white or a mixture)

Phase 2:

Bulk up your smoothie and add extra fibre with 1 tablespoon gluten-free oats and mix in some kefir for valuable probiotics.

Phase 3:

Add 1 tablespoon natural or Greek yogurt to boost the protein level of this smoothie.

On Friday, Nathalie shared her tip for protecting your skin from any winter sun, whether you will be in the Maldives, or on the piste in the Alps.


Nathalie’s top tip for 6 December: Opt for deep burgundy and plummy lip tones to make your teeth look whiter and inject some colour into your face. If you are not brave enough to go really dark, opt for a burgundy tinted balm instead for a stain of colour, like this By Terry balm.

If you are looking for ways to stay healthy over the Christmas period and get some good tips on looking great, check back here daily.

The first video kicks off with an intro to the advent calendar, with tips on how to create your own sheet mask at home, using rosewater, avocado and aloe vera. Amanda shares the importance of including beneficial fats in your diet for glowing skin in this cold weather.

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