I said that May was going to be a bumper month for beauty buys! I could do this post ten times over I think (I might pop an extra one in for Bank Holiday) because there are SO many new launches. Kicking off with Nails Inc Floral Nail Polish (£12 HERE)… it’s got flower shaped glitter particles in it – you will need to work at it; Nails Inc recommend two coats of Floral over a base shade, and you do have to dig about a bit to get the flowers out, but they are such a cute look that it’s worth the effort. However, the flowers don’t lie totally flat so I think this is a one-nighter for a kind of 3D statement nail look.
Temporary tattoos don’t really get much better than this. There’s a whole selection from Tattly over at Selfridges with prices starting from £4 HERE. Festival, anyone?
Bourjois Lip Velvets are absolutely perfect for a matte-bright lip look – compared to some of the luxury offerings in the same genre, they will perform as well, if not better, and at £8.99 each, they’re not such a hefty investment. If I use a matte shade, I always do a major lip condition (brushing dry flakes away with a dry flannel and then slathering on Lanolips Lemonaid for exfoliating and hydrating over-night) the night before, so it takes a little planning, but wow..they’re so hot on colour pigment that the look is fantastic. They’re HERE.NARS Shadow
I think I did Peacock a disservice in my review (HERE) of the Adult Swim range from NARS. I found it hard to capture on camera the multi-tonal effects and yet, I’ve been wearing it a lot! Once it’s on the lid, it transforms from a greyish shade to a petrol-spill effect and it’s different in every light. I’d really recommend Peacock if you love a dark eye but with something extra. It’s £18 HERE.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
Something else that I’ve rarely put down recently is the Dior Lip Maximiser in Pink. It’s the freshest slick of slightly plumping, succulent gloss that eases out lip creases – definitely an asset as a beauty+ product and a natural look enhancer. It’s £23 HERE.
I keep banging on about this product because it’s just so good. BUT, you do need to know how to use it correctly – it has a habit of not mixing well with other body products which means you can end up a sticky mess. So, the best way to use Hand Chemistry Hyaluronic Concentrate is on dry skin that’s had no other products on it – so post-shower is ideal. You need to wait until it is completely dry before you apply anything else and avoid putting oil over the top of it. I’ve been slathering it on my face as well as my body and after a few day’s use, it is such a skin softener! I mean, like baby skin! It’s £27.99 HERE but I will warn you that you can plough through it quite quickly so you might want to save for parts of the body such as upper arms that are on show.
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