Beauty Editor’s Weekly Favourites

 

Hey Lovelies!

 I hope you’re all having an awesome week.

As a Beauty Editor I come across many, many products (some amazing, some not so much). Below are some of my favourite products discovered thus far:

1.Revitalizing Bio Cellulose Face Mask – Lucia Magnani, £45, www.luciamagnani.com

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As a big fan of sheet masks, I was so excited to receive the Lucia Magnani sheet mask to try. Incredibly luxurious, bursting with amazing ingredients and the ultimate in skin pampering (without travelling miles and spending a fortune at the nearest spa). This mask is every bit as good as I’d imagined it to be – and then a whole lot more IRL. My complexion was actually transformed, fine lines were noticeably reduced, and my skin felt and looked firmer, smoother and altogether fabulous. This is one mask that will be damn hard to top – everyone should keep one in their makeup cabinet for that special night or for an emergency beauty event. I love, love, love this mask!

2.MAKE UP FOREVER Foundation Face & Body, £31, www.escentual.com

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Until recently I haven’t had much experience of body foundations; since trying this one by Makeup Forever, I am a changed woman (quite literally). If you have missed out on your fake tan appointment, or putting off wearing that slinky dress because the winter has left your skin looking tired and neglected – this is the perfect product to buy. Makeup Forever’s foundation glides on seamlessly creating flawless results. So happy!

3. Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Overnight Hand Therapy, £19, www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

Our hands are often forgotten – and given the fact that I am always the one lumbered with the cleaning products and never bothering to put the gloves on (I know – cardinal sin), my hands appear more like something from Gardeners Weekly/Roofers Weekly/Witches Weekly (take your pick), than the flawless fingers of a beauty editor. The other morning, I actually glanced down at hands and sheer horror gripped my face – they actually looked more like my nan’s hands (sorry nan). Time for some serious TLC.

Now there seems to be an end to the cold spell we have no excuse to ignore our weathered hands. This is where Crabtree & Evelyn come in: their La Source Hand Therapy combines an array of amino acids and vitamins that thoroughly transform both the hands and nails, whilst simultaneously providing the utmost protection. what is more, this product smells so good that reapplication each day will definitely be a pleasure and never a chore.

4.Kypris Beauty Elixir 1 Face Oil, £216, www.naturisimo.com

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OMG this is the oil of dreams. Made from 1000 roses, the high-end facial oil sadly comes at a high-end price. That said, in my humble opinion it is worth every last penny.  The Elixir works little miracles on your skin by smoothing, evening tone and rejuvenating to reveal a beautifully radiant complexion. Yes, it may be pricey, but a little goes a long way. This is one of those must-have products of which you will never want to run out. To give you an idea, I used my bottle every evening and it lasted for almost a year – until the week whereby I held it upside down without the pipette every day in the vain hope a drop may still be left (I know, a tad sad, but you do what you have to). My advice is if you want to buy an investment facial oil – this should be at the top of the list.

What are your favourite products? Let me know what you think below xx

 

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The Best Easter Chocolate, Ever

Hey Lovelies!

I hope you all are enjoying the Easter weekend and getting some much-deserved R&R. I have made great use of the time binge watching Person of Interest to the point where my eyes actually sting and eating copious amounts of chocolate. Here is a round-up of my all-time fave Easter choc, which now resembles disgraced empty boxes and is evidence of my chronic chocolate addiction (until I recycle later, anyway).

 1.Galaxy Indulgence Luxury Chocolate Easter Egg (Pack of 2, £29.99) Amazon.co.uk

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I don’t know about you, but Galaxy tops the game. Included here is (instead of loads of packaging and a scrawny egg) a yummy egg and 3 bars of chocolate – what’s not to love? Nothing, I tell You.

 2.Esthechoc Cambridge Beauty Chocolate, £45, esthechoc.com

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If you love dark chocolate and are struggling with an internal voice saying chocolate is the work of the devil, don’t fret; esthechoc have it covered. This incredible brand has come up with an ingenious hack so we can always eat delicious chocolate and it will have our backs fighting the onset of aging and free radical damage. No more worrying about whether chocolate is such a great idea. The only trouble is you are only allowed one packet of the delicious esthchoc each day (which is a tad for crazed chocolate eaters like me).

 3.The Big Easter Egg Classic Ostrich Egg, £40 (Was £80), HotelChocolat.com

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If you are going to do something, do it properly. At over 1kilo of choc, this Easter egg from Hotel Chocolat has it all (but not for long). This Classic Ostrich Egg will indulge you with a delectable array of every heaven you can imagine, with dark, milk, white and caramel recipes – and a simply enormous egg to boot. SOOO Happy.

 Whatever you are doing this Easter Monday I hope you are having fun. What was your favourite egg? xx

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5 Of The Best Eyeliners To Create That Perfect Look, All Christmas!

Get your liner right and everything else will fall into place. Eyeliners can make or break your look, depending on the product and of course the application (NEVER try to apply when very merry in a club toilet or your reflection just might resemble a cross between EMO and Ozzy – anyhoo it won’t be the look you were going for). Read on to find THE best felt tip, gel, liquid and pencil liners guaranteed to create instant gorgeousness. #Lifegoals!

1.Lancôme Artliner Gentle Felt Eyeliner, £23, feelunique.com

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For fast, precise super-easy application, Lancôme’s Felt Eyeliner has to be one of the best. This liner is perfect for those who are a little wary about creating the flick as the tip is small enough to allow a gradual build of liner with little chance of mistake.

2.Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, £19.50, bobbibrown.co.uk

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Should you be a pro with the liner brush, Bobbi Brown’s Gel Eyeliner is just the ticket. Choose a fine brush and this budge-proof, smudge-proof product will keep your eyes looking fabulous from morning to night.

3.Urban Decay Razor-Sharp Liquid Eyeliner, £17, urbandecay.co.uk

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Urban Decay never fails to impress me – and their water-resistant liquid eyeliner is no exception. This liner is super-pigmented and will create a flawless look all day long. Come evening, this precise liner can be used to give your eyes a flick that the ancient Egyptians (or Katy Perry) would adore!

4.Nars Kohliner, £19.50, SpaceNK

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If, like me, you love the bold, smoky, smudgy liner look, choose the Nars Kohliner. It creates must-have, intensely sassy eyes every time.

5.Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner, £5.29, Superdrug

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This remains to be one of my all-time favourite liquid eyeliners. Rimmel’s liquid liner has been around for a long time and for good reason – it works! The liner offers control, precision and staying power. Furthermore, it takes a hell of a long time before it runs out, making it such good value for money.

Do you have a fave eyeliner? Let me know!xx

 

 

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Discover The Perfect Primer For Your Skin

A great primer is worth its weight in gold and once you discover the right one for your skin type, it can literally transform your complexion’s appearance and set your makeup for an entire day. With an array of primers available, it may feel like you are staring at a makeup version of “Where’s Wally?”, and you would be right. To take the hassle out of this arduous task, I have rounded up the best primers to best suit certain skin types, so you stay looking and feeling flawless all-day long.

1.For Acne-Prone Skin Choose Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment, £29, Sephora

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This gel primer includes naturally sourced salicylic acid, of which is super-effective in helping to heal acne, reduces the appearance of pores and prohibits excess sebum, thus preventing further breakouts.

Additionally, Cover FX is brimming with antioxidants to protect, rejuvenate and soothe the skin. Better yet, you will find that your makeup stays put for longer, whilst acne and blemishes stay well-hidden!

N.B This primer is not as effective on extremely oily skin types.

2.For Anti-Aging Choose It Cosmetics No.50 Serum Collagen Veil Anti-Aging Primer, £37, Selfridges

Should you be searching for the perfect anti-aging primer, this is the kitty for you. The incredible multi-tasking primer/serum provides over 50 outstanding ingredients to give your complexion a boost of hydration, nourishment and rejuvenation. The wonder product diminishes the pesky signs of aging and provides optimal preparation for your makeup, so you stay looking gorgeous and feeling utterly pampered. Yay!

3.For Dry Skin Choose L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer, £6.99, Boots

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Dry skin may never again be an issue; this primer thoroughly hydrates, locks in moisture, smooths and offers that much-desired radiant luminosity for up to 8 hours. What’s more, at such a great price this primer can do no wrong!

4.For Oily Skin Choose NeoStrata Oil Control Gel, $48, FaceTheFuture

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Should oily skin be a concern, NeoStrata has just the solution. This incredibly lightweight gel glides on seamlessly to provide the perfect matte and super-soft barrier. Furthermore, not only does it soak up excess oil but offers highly effective anti-aging benefits you will love. NeoStrata should be a brand in everyone’s bathroom cabinet!

 

 

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