The Products You Need To Buy This Weekend Picked By Our Beauty Team And Bloggers
GALLERY>>This Weekend's Top Beauty Buys
We may be missing the sea and the sand but the sun is finally out, kind of... At least the temperature is warmer, minus the odd raindrop or two. After having the hottest day of the year so far this week, I don’t know about you, but I’m in much need of some TLC, a dose of relaxation and some much needed serenity. It’s time to find my inner guru goddess and enjoy a little me-time. This week’s picks mean we can polish, scrub and spray ourselves into summer, ensuring that we are good and ready for when the sun does decide to show up. Which will happen, won’t it?!
By Sam Lam
The AERIN Summer Style Palette, £45
'This [a href="http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/AerinBeauty/products/mpp/index.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT11157" target="_blank">palette[/a] is the perfect on-the-go item for summer smokey eyes. Two eyeshadows, one blush and four lip shades, all of which are an incredible formula.'
Amelia from [a href="http://liana-beauty.com/" target="_blank">Liana Beauty[/a]
Benefit, Fake-Up, £18.50
'I've always avoided concealers in fear of the cakey lines they leave behind, but Benefit's [a target="_blank" href="http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/product/view/fakeup">Fake-Up[/a] is encircled with a vitamin-e infused hydrating balm, which not only hides dark circles but also the tell tell creases of concealer.'
Jamila from [a target="_blank" href="http://blush-blog.blogspot.co.uk/">Blush Blog[/a]
Clinique's Sparkle Skin Exfoliating Cream, £18
Sleek Candy Collection Blush trio, £9.99
Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in Crystal Mandarin, £18
RMS beauty lip shine, £22
Add a touch of shine and a hint of colour with this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com/rms-beauty-lip-shine.html">lip shine[/a]. rms beauty, known for their pure and organic colour cosmetics, bring us a super beneficial lip product that promises to leave lips healthy and hydrated. Available in four shades ranging from nude to bright pink and can even be used on cheeks as a light blush, there truly is something for everyone.
Face Lace by Phyllis Cohen, £11.63
Festival season has well and truly begun; add some interesting beauty art to those peepers with this Butterfleyes design [a target="_blank" href="http://face-lace.com/">Face Lace by Phyllis Cohen[/a]. Lace your eyes with some stunning intricate designs that are ready to wear with minimum effort and maximum effect. Each design has an adhesive backing and is set on a special release paper with tabs to make them simple to use with no fiddling about. Just line them up to your eyes and stick them on. Leaving you free to enjoy the atmosphere, get muddy and look effortlessly beautiful whilst dreading that queue for the porta-loos. Oh how we love a festival...
The Ultimate Fix Nail Fixing Spray, from £9.50
When it comes to nails, it’s needless to say that the most annoying thing is when our lovely painted nails get chipped. Well, all you do is spray this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.beautynarcotix.com/index.php/order-now/the-ultimate-fix-50ml.html">genius product[/a] over your nails after each coat of nail polish including your base coat, wait a second, and then your good to go. What’s more, it even comes in a handy handbag size. Chipped nails, we bid you farewell!
Rituals Happy Mist, £15.00
Wake up happy with Rituals’ new laughing Buddha range which aims to evoke feelings of optimism, good luck and positivity. Our favourite is the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.rituals.com/nl-en/product/happy-mist-1092">Happy Mist[/a]; a light bed and body perfume that captures the energising scent of organic mandarin and refreshing Yuzu. It’s all about mind over matter, girls! Lightly spray your skin to provide an instant mood boost or spray the mist on your bed each night and awaken your senses every morning ready to embrace the day. Now that’s what I call a happy mist.
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Scrub, £36.50
Transport your mind, body and soul to paradise with this Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow [a target="_blank" href="http://www.timetospa.co.uk/t-special-offers.aspx?gclid=CKDE3snv9LcCFTHJtAodq08AwQ">Scrub[/a]. It contains mineral salts and hibiscus to cleanse and exfoliate with a nourishing coconut oil base to seal in moisture and has a fragrant smell of exotic Tahitian monoi oil and frangipani flowers. At least we can get beach-ready, glowing skin in no time, with or without the beach we can still get that holiday feeling.
Barry M Sequin Nail Effects in White, £3.99
Nail effect obsessed? Try Barry M’s [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Barry-M-Sequin-Nail-Paint-Effects_1321773/">latest polish[/a], which gives nails a textured and dramatic look. Densely packed with sequins, this is the perfect way to add a touch of sparkle and is easy to create in just a couple of coats. The nail polish collection comes in three shades; white and pink polishes, both have multi-coloured sequins and the black polish has gold sequins. We all need a bit of sparkle in our lives, go ahead and add some bejewelled splendour to those nails.