Best Summer Special

Best Summer Special

Best Summer Special 2016

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1 min.
cute cutlery wraps

All materials available from Hobbycraft YOU WILL NEED TIME TO MAKE 15 mins ➽ Scrapbook paper ➽ Pinking shears or edging scissors ➽ Double-sided tape ➽ Twine ➽ Napkins (optional) 1 Cut your chosen paper to size – 13.5cm in height and 30cm in width. Use pinking shears or edging scissors along the top edge of the rectangle. 2 Fold the paper into three (you should end up with three sections that are roughly 10cm in width). 3 Apply double-sided tape to the third section that’ll be on the back of the wrap. Remove the double-sided backing and press down gently to make sure it is stuck down. 4 Cut a 60cm length of twine, tie it around the wrap and secure it on the front with a bow. 5 Insert a folded napkin (optional) and your cutlery.…

5 min.
summer loving... 25 sizzling beauty tips

1 Goldwell Kerasilk global creative ambassador Mark Leeson reveals how to fight the dreaded frizz. ‘After washing, pat hair to get rid of excess water, then gently comb through a smoothing product – Goldwell Kerasilk Control Rich Protective Oil, £23.50, will help hydrate and seal the cuticles.’ 2 Conventionally used post-makeup, try spritzing make-up artists’ favourite Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, £22, before foundation instead, to stop your look slipping. 3 ‘Benefit Cha Cha Tint, £24.50, mixed with Benefit Sunbeam, £19.50, gives you a summer-stunner finish,’ says Benefit brand ambassador Lisa Potter. ‘Mix on your hand, then pat onto cheeks and lips. Coral is hot right now, while the golden glow accentuates features.’ 4 ‘To keep a mani or pedi in tip-top condition, prep is key,’ advises Ciaté CEO and founder…

4 min.
we’re proud to show off our bikini bodies

‘I love my stretch marks’ ‘From my early teens, my weight steadily increased. At college, I’d start the day with a big bowl of cereal, followed by a mid-morning sausage roll. Lunch was a sandwich, crisps, a chocolate bar and fizzy drink. We’d go out for burgers in the evening, and I’d drink alcohol three nights a week. My bad habits meant that, aged 18, I was a size 20 and weighed 16st 7lb. That summer, in 2003, I went on a girls’ holiday. Wearing a bikini was my worst nightmare, so I wrapped up in a towel or hid behind layers of clothes. When I overheard a group of lads refer to me as “the fat one”, it felt like I’d been hit with a sledgehammer. I joined Slimming World when I got back. In…

2 min.
bumper puzzles

Both these sets of clues lead to the same answers, revealing in the shaded squares a new film starring Melissa McCarthy (3,4) STRAIGHT CLUES ACROSS 1 Went off (8) 5 Of a race (6) 10 Flower holders (5) 11 Man-made lake (9) 12 Closets (9) 13 Perfect (5) 14 Leg joint (4) 15 Presented (5) 18 Regrettably (5) 20 Bends down and up (4) 22 Up till then (5) 24 Essential (9) 26 Bring in something new (9) 27 Cut holes (5) 28 Lubricant (6) 29 Awards (8) DOWN 1 Implement, tool (6) 2 Put off temporarily (9) 3 Refurbish as new (7) 4 Mistake (5) 6 Rotating (7) 7 Nobody (2,3) 8 Going around (8) 9 Requests (4) 16 Shaking, trembling movement (9) 17 Taking for granted (8) 19 Loses whiteness through age (7) 20 Apart from that (7) 21 Goes by bike (6) 23 Book name (5) 24 A ‘naming’ word (4) 25 Transparent (5) CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 1 Left late (8) 5 Etch in characters. That’s…

2 min.
gardener and cook’s hand scrub

YOU WILL NEED MAKES approx. 100ml INGREDIENTS ➽ Zest of one lemon and one orange ➽ 30g fine sea salt ➽ 28ml (5½tsp) fractionated coconut oil ➽ 30ml (2tbsp) sweet almond oil ➽ 10g Olivem 1000 ➽ 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil ➽ 5 drops of lime essential oil SPECIAL EQUIPMENT ➽ Chopping board ➽ Grater ➽ Small heatproof dish ➽ Coffee grinder ➽ Thermometer ➽ Small pestle and mortar SAFE STORAGE Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Keeps for up to six months. You can buy Olivem 1000 from gracefruit.com Step 1 Over a chopping board, zest the orange and the lemon using the fine side of a grater. Place the zest in a small heatproof dish in an oven preheated to 100°C to dry. This should take about 20 mins. While the zest heats up, grind the sea salt to a fine texture in a…

6 min.
good grilling

Barbecued pork sandwich Preparation:45 mins, plus marinating Cooking:1-1¼ hours Serves:8 • 2tbsp Smoky Barbecue Rub (see below) • 1 kg boneless pork shoulder • 8 bread rolls FOR THE COLESLAW • 250g white cabbage, shredded • 175g carrots, grated • ½ white onion, thinly sliced • 1tsp salt • 2tsp caster sugar • 1tbsp white wine vinegar • 75g mayonnaise • black pepper SMOKY BARBECUE RUB Makes5tbsp Preparation time5 minutes • 1tbsp salt • 1tbsp smoked paprika • 1tsp ground coriander • 2tsp crushed black pepper • 2tsp mustard powder • 1tsp caster sugar • ¼tsp cayenne pepper Combine the ingredients and stir well. Transfer to an airtight container or use as required. This will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks. Rub the spice rub into the pork and leave to marinate overnight in the fridge. Return the pork to room temperature for 1 hour before cooking. Make the coleslaw when you are ready to cook. Put…