Weleda Summer Travel Kit, £29.99www.weleda.co.uk
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Friday, 22 June 2012
When a face mask is called Transformer you expect something big, massive and explosive to happen. Well, Zelens Instant Renewal Mask of said name didn’t turn me into Rosie Huntington-Loveliness, but it did gloss and feed my skin with an extra dose of fabulousness.
I’ve harped on about Zelens before – a next generation skincare brand created by plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Marko Lens. Available in 5 dinky tubes, it’s a mask that's used in his professional ‘Red Carpet’ facials, helping encourage skin renewal thanks to bio-energizing complex, high potency enzymes and other such high flipping, acrobat performing ingredients. What I like about this mask is its low-key application. There’s no wrapping of impregnated fabrics to be draped around the face and no eye widening hardening within the required cooking time. It simply glides on, feeling incredibly luxurious (I'm guessing that would be with the help of pearl extracts) and disappears into the skin. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Simples!
Youthful is a word that’s over-used in skincare with not much credibility, but if a smoother, bouncier and radiant looking skin is acting youthful, then this baby captures it! Skin is visibly more hydrated and glistening. A couple of people commented I looked refreshed post application, which in my book is always a good sign something has made a difference. The downside? The price. It’s £120 – but I will try and justify. It’s a professional treatment so key ingredients are plentiful and hardworking, the box contains 5 little tubes, but you can easily pump two treatments out of one tube – that makes 10 applications, adding up to only £12 a session, cheaper than a cocktail in a swanky bar. It’s used on
Hollywood stars. You don’t need a red
carpet to feel good after wearing it! Convinced yet?
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
|THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER|
I’ve never been so excited about an eye liner! I appreciate you can’t eyeball this product until September, but many of you like Dolly Mixture to spotlight new products before they reach counter, then remind you later on Twitter when they’ve launched. Anyway, getting back to the subject in hand, I couldn’t wait to try this product when I was introduced to it at the Clarins autumn make-up collection.
|NO ARTIST, BUT DOTTY ABOUT THE RESULTS!|
I’m pretty pants at applying liner, even though I’ve watched it being applied countless times by make-up artists. But this 3-Dot Liner is literally goof proof. Positioned as a new generation, ultra-easy eyeliner, that’s no inflated claim. Instead of trying to draw straight lines – which usually come out wonky near to the base of the lashes, it allows you turn into something of an artist. Combining the precision of liquid eyeliner with the dexterity of a pencil, all you have to do is dot the triple-point applicator along the lash line. It really is genius. It successfully fills the space between each lash making the lash line look sexily defined and the lashes fuller. My only grumble – and it’s slight, is it could be smudge resistant. As warned, I’m no artist, but I’ve done a little crude drawing above showing how it really is child’s play to apply.
Clarins Limited Edition 3-Dot Liner, £20 is available from September
Friday, 15 June 2012
|NOW A FAVOURITE IN MY BATHROOM|
Thiswork enjoy multi-tasking lotion costs £25www.thisworks.com
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Roo Beauty have hopped to it and come up with the Nail Polish Roll. Created alongside nail expert Marian Newman, it’s the perfect piece of portable polish kit for professionals. Try saying that after a drink! Marian has been testing the roll for a time now and concludes it’s perfect for carrying vast quantities of polishes to shoots and fashion shows. For the jet-set, it takes up little room in your suitcase. Many of us like a one night stand with nail polish, so when holiday bound for two weeks, one colour choice is never enough. This roll holds 12 varnishes, all of which fit snugly in the netting, allowing you to see what colours you have at-a-glance. Made from a water and stain resistant leatherette, it’s easy to clean. Go on, just roll with it!
Roo Beauty Nail Polish Roll costs £9.99www.roobeauty.com
Sunday, 10 June 2012
|CHEATING MISS SUNSHINE|
When the sun hasn’t got its hat on and isn’t shouting, ‘hip, hip hooray’ then measures have to be taken. A rain drizzled June does no favours for a pallid complexion. The answer? A must-have bronzer that will sweep to the rescue and give skin a cosmetic vacation. Counters are awash with bronzers, but two which have recently alerted my beauty sensors, helping give a much needed dose of faux holiday colour are:
|M&S GET FUNKY|
M&S Limited Collection Bronzing Powder. Having recently funked and fashioned up their beauty range, the bronzer is packaged prettily into a cupboard pot with an on-trend leopard print. Available in two colours – light and dark, there’s no fancy formula, but the powder gives skin a touch of pretty shimmer and instantly illuminates. For a beachside hue, dust over bony areas where the sun hits first: nose, forehead and cheekbones. Then lightly swirl onto temples and a tiny bit on the chin. This will help capture a natural sun-kissed effect rather than a contrived product-developed look. And for only £5 it’s a real beauty steal.
|UNE'S BEAUTIFUL BRONZER|
|FINGER DAB AND BLEND ON NOSE, CHEESE AND FOREHEAD|
Friday, 8 June 2012
Available from July.
Friday, 1 June 2012
Bobbi’s star product of this collection is her Desert Twilight Eye Palette. Snap the lid open and you will see eight eye shadows, each a very wearable shade. Honestly, there’s not one out of the eight you couldn’t use. As you can see the lighter colours are iridescent and the darker ones matte. Blend, define and highlight with shades such as Navajo Twilight, Chocolate Mauve and Twilight Metallic. Casting a flattering glow to lids, eyes look prettily sun swept, not overly made-up and wears well with a holiday tan.
Other picks in this collection I like is the Bronzer/Blush Duo – with an injection of shimmer that looks both gorgeous and sexy, and the nail polish in Turquoise which shouts blue desert skies and tranquil swimming pools. Dip in!
Desert Twilight Eye Palette, £48Bronze/Blush Duo, £26
Nail Polish, £10