18 MARCH 2006, Page 79

Q. A girl who works in my office wears fake

tan all the time. Often there is a ‘tide mark’ around her chin and lots of flakes of old mascara sitting on her cheeks. We are good friends and I have told her, but she does not seem to take me seriously. I think she may be short-sighted. What should I do?

I.C., London WC1 A. There is a marvellous product available from Tweezerman at Boots in the form of a mirror which magnifies by 12 times and comes with suckers so it can be attached to any windowpane. Adhere one of these to a window your colleague regularly walks past. She will be unable to resist looking into it. You will soon see an end to the nuisance.