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Prima UK December 2018

Prima delivers real life guidance, inspiration & ideas to simplify the lives of modern woman today. In Prima Magazine there is something for everyone - advice on how to look and feel your best, time and money saving solutions, quick and easy food, beautiful homes and gardens, and above all everything you need to get the most out of life. Prima addresses the emotional needs of everyday women, covering issues relevant to every life stage, through shared experiences and real life inspiration and advice. Its tone is supportive, warm, helpful and fun, with a positive approach to life and a modern point of view.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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let the magic begin…

A big box of chocs, fizz, family and a turkey roasting in the oven – I reckon they may be my very favourite ingredients for a perfect Christmas. Add a stocking-load of gifts and a great movie on the TV and, yes, I’m pretty much in heaven. But, this year, I’m thinking things may be different. You see, in putting together the pages of this fabulous issue, I’ve learnt a lot about how to make things that bit more special, and it’s got me quite inspired… First, there’s our stunning cover star, Shirley Ballas (page 6) – yes, she really does look that good in real life! – who stresses the importance of sending Christmas cards. It’s made me realise how much I love getting a glittery envelope with a heartfelt…

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top of my santa list is a… man!

‘I’m going to be as glitzy as the Strictly glitterball trophy’ Shirley, 58, lives between England and LA. She has a grown-up son, Mark, 32, a musician and dancer on the US version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars. She also acted as guardian to Dancing With The Stars siblings Derek and Julianne Hough, who lived with her in England in the 1990s. MY PERFECT CHRISTMAS I’ve spent a lot of Christmases in different places. I did many with my ex-husband, Corky, and his family in Houston, we’ve done Christmas at Mark’s, at mine, and at my mum’s. Each place is different, but I think it depends on the people you’re with, not the place. So for me, it doesn’t make any difference where I am, as long as I’m surrounded by people…

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have yourself a very beautiful christmas

Time to shine For a showstopping look, go all-out in a full-length sequin dress. This makes for a refreshing change from an LBD, yet remains just as versatile thanks to flattering and glamorous sequins. Wear with a pair of neat ballet flats or black kitten heel mules if you need a height boost. Merry & bright Who says festive jumpers can’t be stylish? We love this Scandi-style knit from Marks & Spencer and, when teamed with a bold red skirt, you have an outfit that is both cosy and fabulous. Black tie style Breeze through the party season in this one-piece wonder – a tux-style jumpsuit that ticks all the boxes if you’re not a lover of girlie dresses. Wear as it is with embellished flats for a fancy cocktail party or, if you like…

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enjoy 20% off* at m&co

We’ve teamed up with M&Co to bring you an exclusive discount this party season. Whether you’re looking for the perfect novelty jumper for Christmas Day, a super sequinned party outfit or a gorgeous gown for New Year’s Eve, M&Co has something for every event. With velvet tops, embellished jeans, lace and embroidered dresses, plus a great selection of coats and cover-ups, M&Co has your Christmas wardrobe covered. Happy shopping! Terms & conditions: *20% off full price offer valid in M&Co stores upon presentation of this page and online when you visit mandco.com. 20% off full price offer excludes promotional or sale items, gift vouchers, items from non-participating concessions and online P&P charges. Returned items will be refunded at the discounted price paid. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer…

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time to shine with 20% off at jd williams

Whether you need an outfit for a Christmas lunch, a festive party or anything in between, JD Williams has stand-out styles for every occasion. You’ll find glamorous looks that sculpt and shape, so you can be every inch the showstopper this season. Think shimmering sequins, beautiful fabrics and on-trend tailoring – JD Williams occasionwear is designed to make you look and feel fabulous. And with 20% off, how could you resist? TERMS & CONDITIONS Offer excludes home, sale, outlet, appliances, electricals and toys. Offer can be used once, and not in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 2 December 2018. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR DISCOUNT This is an exclusive offer for Prima readers when they shop online at jdwilliams.co.uk. To get 20% off, simply enter code READY at the checkout. Valid until…

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our christmas songs came true!

‘We have a relationship full of fun and dancing’ When Arrianne O’Shea, 30, from Brighton, discovered swing dance, she found far more than just a new hobby. ‘I love this photo of me with Scott, we’re literally Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree. But this is what we do, dancing together is what makes us happy and the thing I love most of all about swing dance is that it’s impossible to do it without smiling. The music sucks you in, transporting you to another place, back to a different era. Swing events at Christmas are especially fun, with twinkling fairy lights and silly Christmas jumpers. There’s a real sense of sparkle and magic – and for me, that feeling lasts all year long. I’ve always loved dance and, as a child, I had…

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