Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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Best budget beauty brands: These products will leave you looking anything but cheap

Something swish in gorgeous packaging and chock-full of rare ingredients will no doubt make you feel glamorous, but that's not to say that you have to spend a king's ransom on every item in your make-up bag.

Top deck: Deluxe Room

Sunborn Gibraltar: Room service

A yacht that brings a (slight) roll to the Rock

The best cheek and lip colours: A subtle flush of colour is all you need to keep things perky

When heading off for another day at the coalface, it can be tempting to lug around half the contents of a beauty counter in your handbag just in case, but a subtle flush of colour on cheeks and lips is usually all you need to keep things perky when you feel yourself beginning to flag.

Charlotte Gainsbourg has long been a style icon

Charlotte Gainsbourg launches new denim label

A new collaboration by jeans brand Current/Elliot with Charlotte Gainsbourg introduces her trademark Anglo-French style to the American denim label, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

The best travel-size goodies: Brands are offering Lilliputian versions of bestsellers

The restrictions on carrying liquids on planes may be a pain, but they're hardly new which is why I'm always astounded by those who moan about the expensive perfume they've just had to sacrifice at security.

Jonathan Saunders for Lyle & Scott collection: Much more than just golfing attire

After winning plaudits for his innovative use of colour, the Scottish designer is lending his talents to Lyle & Scott – proving that the heritage brand has much more to offer than golfing attire

The best repair and recovery skin treatments: Combat dehydration and exposure to sun

Taking care of our skin seems to come naturally in the winter, but it's just as important in the summer when the heat can lead to dehydration and exposure to sun can leave lasting damage.

It’s a cover-up: model wears: kimono £98, ganni.com

Summer fashion: From Asos to Paige, shopping for the holiday wardrobe

The summer sales may have been  and gone, but don’t panic, says Rebecca Gonsalves – there's still plenty left in the shops for your holiday wardrobe

The best coloured hair treatments: Keep up the value of your investment with a tailored regime

It's no secret that the summer can wreak havoc with your locks – if it's not all the heat-induced extra shampooing while at home, the joys of a holiday can wane when strong sunshine, salt water and chlorine turn your barnet into a bird's nest.

Christian Louboutin at work

Christian Louboutin's debut cosmetics collection - a beauty brand with red sole

Christian Louboutin’s signature flash of red is the inspiration for the designer’s first foray into the world  of cosmetics, writes Rebecca Gonsalves

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