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£2 or £250 - How much do you spend?
Paula Riley and Karen Sandy
Paula and Karen compare notes (pound notes!)
Take two women, both aged 39 years old. One spends £2 per month on beauty products, the other spends £250! The two ladies went head to head on BBC Radio Cornwall's Laurence Reed show.
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Karen Sandy is a 39 year old mum of three from Baldu who literally spends about £5 every month on a hair cut. She buys family shampoo and uses ordinary soap for her skin.

She says: "I don't have time to put make-up on or do anything special because I am a busy mum. I also don't feel I need to use lots of lotions for my skin."

Make over
Paula gives Karen a make-over in the studio

Paula Riley is also 39 and a beauty therapist from St Austell. She spends on average £250 per month on beauty products. She says: "It makes me feel good when I look after my skin. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and we need to look after it. As a Beauty therapist I need to practice what I preach so I buy lots of different products."

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The ladies talk to Laurence about make-up

"I mainly spend my money on hair products, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, maincures, massages, waxing, neck cream, eye cream, make-up and perfume. In fact I have 12 different types of perfume".

Karen was the victim of a make over by Paula in the studio on Laurence Reed's radio show and Lazza didn't get off scot free either, they trimmed his eyebrows live on air.

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Lazza get's his eyebrows trimmed on air

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The final look. Karen's other half rang up on air promising to take her out for the night ahhh!

Karen was impressed with the final result and said she felt pampered. She doesn't think she will go and spend more on beauty products but agrees every now and again it's nice to get dolled up.

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