Photo gallery: What’s on our shopping wish list for April?
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From April showers to (hopefully) some sunshine, here are our top buys for April. Compiled by EMMA HARROWING.
Get your nails in tip- top condition and find out what the colour trends are for this year at Jarrold later this month. Nails expert Leighton Denny will be on hand to give advice and personal consultations and you will receive a free nail file and paint from one of Jarrold's nail therapists and a goody bag. The nail and pampering event takes place on Wednesday April 17 at 6pm in Cafe Benjamin. Tickets cost £12 with £6 redeemable against Leighton Denny purchases made on the night. For tickets call 01603 660661 or visit Customer Services in store.
Water is the latest beauty must-have to hit the shops. B. Pure Micellar cleansing water has become a best seller as women look to more natural skin regimes. The cleanser contains microscopic oil molecules to remover make-up, dirt, mascara and oil from the skin. The gentle formula does not interfere with your skin's PH balance, nor does it leave your skin feeling tight. With a bottle costing £4.99 this is also a beauty product that will not break the bank. Available from Superdrug.
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The cold weather doesn't seem to be abating and with April traditionally known for its showers cover up with a stylish mac. Superdry has just launched a shorter style mac which is perfect for protecting yourself against the elements while looking stylish at the same time. The mac is available in white or navy and costs £124.99.
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Polka dots is a mini trend this year as the retro print can be seen on dresses, skirts, blouses and even trousers this Summer. Get the look with this polka dot blouse, £26, Next.
The skirt is king this season as separates are beginning to rise in popularity. From pencil to skater, from A line to full, anything goes in skirt styles this year so you can choose the one that suits your figure. The Twiggy skirt, £39.95 from White Stuff is perfect if you have a straight body shape or you want to show off your curves.
The hat is the must-have accessory this year (Norwich Fashion Week was full of them) and with hat styles ranging from full brim to embellished headbands there is headwear to appeal to most. This straw visor, £9.50 from M&S is perfect for holidays and sunny days on the beach. Due to it's open shape at the top you shouldn't get hat hair.
Tropical prints are this year's take on the traditional floral pattern. Tropical flowers mixed with parrots, fish and even seahorses can bring your Spring look up to date. Get the look with these Blonde & Blonde tropicana denim shorts, £25 from Bank in Chapelfield.
Dip dye is a big fashion trend this year as 90s style makes a big comeback. Men can get the look with this dip dye t-shirt, £20 from Next. Wear with a pair of faded jeans and a bomber jacket to really get the 90s vibe.
You can see all our wish-list buys by clicking on the photo gallery link at the top right of this page.