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Lise Smith

Lise is a freelance writer specialising in beauty, lifestyle, parenting and performing arts. Her dance reviews and features have appeared in online and print publications since 2007, and she was Youth Zone Editor at from 2014-15. Lise also managed two local news sites for Associated Northcliffe Digital’s until the closure of the site in 2010. Following appearances in MacFormat, Tap! magazine, Computer Buyer, Den of Geek and PC Pro, Lise joined Expert Reviews in 2018.

Recent articles by Lise Smith

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Pamper your feet with the best foot spas you can buy
Health & beauty

Fancy a spa experience at home? Give tired feet a treat with our pick of the best foot spas available right now

The best nail glue for home manicures or emergencies

The best nail glues for repairing natural nails and securing acrylics

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Shark FlexStyle vs Dyson Airwrap: Which is best?
Hair care

We pit two of the biggest names in hair styling against each other to see which comes up trumps

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BaByliss Wave Secret Air review: Create curls fast
Hair care

Hopeless with a curling tong? Get waves and curls that last all day with this fast and foolproof automatic hair curler

£150 inc VAT
The best silk pillowcases to buy

Wave goodbye to overnight tangles and frizz with these soft and silky pillowcases

The best bikini trimmers you can buy
Hair care

Wave goodbye to unwanted hairs and razor burn with our pick of the best bikini trimmers we've tested

The best hair thickening products you can buy from £3
Hair care

Add volume and fullness to fine, limp and flyaway hair with our pick of the best hair-thickening products

The best hair loss shampoo
Hair care

Worried about hair loss? Shampoo for hair loss will help improve the health of your scalp and reduce shedding

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The best hair straighteners to buy in 2024
Hair care

Looking for smooth, sleek, straight hair? These are the best hair straighteners available right now, according to our tests

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Best hair dryer 2024: Tested favourites for all hair types
Hair care

No matter your hair type or budget, these are the best hair dryers you can buy, based on our thorough testing