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Spring is in the Air! By Nicky Hambleton Jones

Spring clean your wardrobe with expert beauty and style tips from The Make-Over Queen, Nicky Hambleton-Jones.


With Spring in the air, it is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and regime, taking inspiration from others and polishing off your look for the new season. Just a few subtle changes can sometimes be all it takes to transform your look and make it new-season-appropriate in an instant.

 Style Switch-up

Much of the time we can feel stuck in a rut when it comes to our fashion sense, especially as the new season takes hold and our clothes become outdated and weather-inappropriate. The best inspiration for switching up your style comes from those around you, so take time to look at friends and colleagues’ styles and pick out your favourite details. For example, you may know someone who wears colour all the time which you yourself can find a bit daunting. So just try to inject subtle colourful pieces into your outfits to brighten them up. Coloured accessories can look fabulous when used to add a flash of colour to an otherwise neutral look. I love these blue jewelled earrings from ASOS, £6. Or if you’re feeling a little more daring try a bright coloured blazer like this one from Mango, £34.99.

If you’re struggling to switch up your own style and lacking inspiration, then help is at hand. My team of London Personal Stylists are hosting the ‘NHJ Style in the City’ Fashion Event for Spring Summer 2013 where they will talk you through the fashion trends for the spring summer season for women. There will be a live model demonstration to give you plenty of style tips and practical advice on what will work for your body shape so you will know where and how to shop for the season. So whether you feel stuck in a style rut, need a self-esteem boost, want to dress to impress in a new or current job – or are simply looking for some inspiration, our team of expert personal stylists will be on hand to offer stylish ideas that will work for your body shape, budget and lifestyle. For more information on the event, head over to


Fresh Faced

Adjusting your make-up to the changing season can make just as big an impact as adjusting your style. The best way to refresh your regime is to focus on looking radiant and the best way to do this is by switching up your foundation. Try to pick a foundation that is aimed towards giving your skin a dewy complexion. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, £30.50, is a great choice as it has a brightening formula, leaving the skin hydrated and more luminous. Less is more when it comes to everyday Spring lip colours. Look for a hydrating lip gloss that will give a sheer tint of colour to the lips to avoid looking overdone. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, £17 is perfect as it moisturises whilst giving a fresh and natural sheen to the lips.


For more information about Nicky Hambleton-Jones, her personal styling services and the Style in the City event please visit: www.nhjstyle.com

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Nicky Hambleton-Jones

Nicky moved to London from South Africa in 1996 and having spotted a gap in the marked launched her own personal styling business, NHJ Style Consultancy, in 2001. At the time it was the first personal style consultancy of its kind and the start of a whole new industry. The business quickly went from strength to strength and, to date, has more than 7,500 clients on its books, from across the UK, Europe and worldwide. As the business grew finding experienced personal stylists to style her growing client base was proving difficult, so Nicky set up the NHJ Style Academy to train and develop the best personal styling talent in the UK. As a qualified dietician and personal stylist, and she certainly knows what works. Viewed as the UK's leading personal styling and lifestyle transformation expert, Nicky is also a popular speaker and author of best selling books - 10 Years Younger, and 10 Years Younger Nutrition Bible, the inspirational book Top to Toe on how to become who you want to be, and her essential style bible How To Be Gorgeous. Her speciality is working with real people, and helping them to redefine the way they feel about themselves - her first port of call, their wardrobe! Nicky has written columns for numerous magazines such as Reveal, Fabulous, Rosemary Conley, Prima, The Lady and Mother & Baby. She also published her own magazine called At Home with Nicky Hambleton-Jones. She's been the face of Transition Lenses and Clairol Root Touch Up, Style Adviser for Freemans catalogues, and anti-ageing expert for Avon - to name a few. She is an entertaining speaker with a vast knowledge of all things fashion, beauty and anti-ageing. She is the ideal person for a ladies lunch where your guests are guaranteed to leave looking and feeling better than when they arrived. She is also a passionate entrepreneur and very good at inspiring others to follow their dreams and transform the way they look. "Just to say what a wonderful talk I thought Nicky did - how knowledgeable and friendly she was.... and glamorous. She has really made me (and many others I'm sure) think differently about the way we dress." Avon event. So whether you're looking for inspiration, motivation or a whole new you - Nicky believes that everyone has the potential to look 10 Years Younger- and one thing's for sure - she certainly knows how!

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