Go Heartcore 

Feeling the need to do some real exercise? I suggest you get yourself down to one of Heartcore‘s five studios across London. Definitely not for the faint of heart, London’s newest super-chic studio offers ground-breaking, results-driven workouts, including Dynamic Reformer Pilates (that’s pilates on a custom-made ‘reformer’, which is a nifty machine weighted with springs which you work out around, to you and me); Kettlebells; TRX and Barre classes.

Each class type is designed to give your body optimal results; from beautiful strong abs to a leaner, more toned physique. Don’t expect an easy ride – you’ll be limping up (and down) stairs for days afterwards, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see that doing these classes regularly would yield serious results. The luxurious surroundings definitely help take the edge off – find your nearest studio here and try your first class for free.

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Get booted

Autumn is here and that means new boots. Put your best boot forward this season with the latest Autumn/Winter collection from Hush Puppies.

I’m obsessed with their WeatherSMART Collection – after years of suffering in silence with damp leather boots and sodden socks, the chelsea boots are a sensation. Proving that sensible needn’t be a dirty word, the weatherproof functionality ensures feet look gorgeous and stay dry, even in a downpour. Combining full grain waterproof leather with suede and herringbone fabric lining, the rest of the collection features on-trend, elegant knee-high and feminine ankle boots – a beautiful solution to any wet and windy day.

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Get your matte out

Pack the summery glosses away – matte is back. And thanks to the glorious people at NYX, it’s had a makeover; their Soft Matte Lip Cream goes on like a gloss but dries to a matte, non-drying (yes, NON-DRYING) finish. What’s more, at £5.50 a pop, you can buy one in every colour. Lasts for hours, too.

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Words: Jessica Luper

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