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Home > Culture and Society

Hey Big 'Stender

26 February 2004

Following the shock news that Gillian Taylforth from Footballers’ Wives spends £2,500 a year on beauty treatments, the Daily Mail is appealing for readers who spend more.

On Wednesday, stunner Gillian told how she shelled out fat sums on facials, micropeels, non-surgical facelifts, Reiki healing sessions, and a laser treatment called N-Light which “plumps up the skin”. She denied having Botox. Gillian would NEVER have Botox. She prefers the natural look.

Does any of this nonsense make a difference? Probably not. As this week’s Heat Magazine reveals, Beyoncé has cellulite. Most other weeks, Heat shows us close-ups of Cameron Diaz’s acne. If there was any skincare treatment, surgical procedure or magical laser in the world which could get rid of cellulite or acne, those two women would not be as bumpy and pocked as they evidently are.

Nevertheless, if you too enjoy pissing money away on people who will fiddle about with your face and body to no visible effect, you should write to:

Beauty Big Spenders
Daily Mail
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT.

By next Thursday, you could be posing on the centre pages in a pastel twinset and Russell & Bromley shoes, alongside a relentless list of your beauty expenses.

But those of you who just want to read the finished article, good news! We can actually provide you with a sneak preview of those who have written in to the Mail so far…

£85 per week on Botox

£90 per week on yoga classes

£100 a week on makeup sessions

£400 a month on hair care

£500 a month on facials, manicures, self-tan, aromatherapy and waxing

£1500 per season on clothes

and £2,500 a year on whatever’s available:


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