June 2013: must-have beauty buys
With a bumper edition of this month’s must-have beauty buys, treat yourself to a cocktail, sit back and absorb what’s hot right now within the beauty world. From make-up brushes to bee venom, we’ve got it covered.
Don’t let your hair suffer this summer, treat it to a weekly hair mask. Jenoris keratin hair mask is an exclusive formula for chemically treated hair. It improves the strength of your locks, prevents breakages and other damage, giving your hair back its lustre, gloss and silky-smooth feel. Packed full of hair loving oils, pistachio, borage omegas 3, 6 and 9, your tresses are in for a treat with a surge of moisture.
Achieving the perfect brow has never been so easy. Carolyn K captures the essentials perfectly in this neat yet sturdy make-up bag must have. With four full size shadows, you’re sure to find a match to your own brow shade to achieve the arched brow you crave. With its handy step-by-step how to, Carolyn K guides you through what can often seem like an impossible task, making it child’s play!
With our hectic lifestyles of desk to dinner, cocktails and exclusive launch parties that often go on into the early hours of the morning, we are often guilty of burning the candle at both ends and feel that our bodies are in need of a little extra support. Whilst energise me is not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, it’s an amazing helping hand that’s there when you need it. These capsules are bursting with a concoction of energy metabolism boosting vitamins B6, B12, minerals, co-enzyme 10 and creatine which, when cleverly combined, help to convert your food into energy. With added magnesium, fighting fatigue and chromium in order to stabilise blood sugar levels, you continue to look and feel your best through busy and stressful periods of your life.
Superior quality, made from only top grade materials and assembled by hand, Bdellium make-up brushes ensure flawless application each and every time. Whether it be bronzer, blusher or powder, these brushes perform every time. We love the smooth hairs, both natural and synthetic, of this brush and the ease of application that comes with use.
If you covet that celebrity glow, then grab yourself a bottle of their best-kept secret – manuka honey & bee venom serum! The oil free serum delivers moisture to even the deepest layers of the skin, with powerful anti-ageing and anti-bacterial properties, it suits all skin types, but is particularly beneficial for those who are concerned with ageing yet still suffer from hormonal breakouts.
The minute you set foot on English soil your tan seems to fade, so hold on to it a little longer with this deliciously scented, deeply hydrating moisturiser. Apply each day, ensuring you wash your hands after use, to develop a light natural looking tan or add to an existing tan, to prevent skin dryness and maximise your colour.
Providing immediate and long lasting hydration, moisture plus is the perfect antidote to sun-dried holiday skin. With its blend of antioxidants, the skin is protected from free radical and environmental damage. Moisturising with a non-greasy feel, your complexion is transformed from dull and dehydrated to glowing, healthy and youthful. We adore this product and would not be without it in our hand luggage. On long haul flights, it’s a beauty saviour in a tube, ensuring that you arrive at your destination looking even more fabulous than when you left.
If you suffer from blemishes on your back, the last thing you feel like doing is slipping into a bikini to showcase this. But how many of you know that a spotty back can actually be caused by your anti-perspirant?
Aluminium is an ingredient of most well-known anti-perspirants and blocks the sweat glands under your arms to prevent you from sweating. This is actually a natural process, of which your body rids itself of toxins and waste and when it’s unable to leave through the sweat glands it finds another exit route – the back – which can often lead to blemishes. So switch your anti-perspirant to Jason deodorant that is completely aluminium free and full of natural deodorising ingredients for clinically tested all day odour protection, and say bye-bye to back acne.
If you only take one pamper product on holiday with you, make sure it’s this one! The hardest working hydrating mask we’ve tried. Suitable for even the driest and dehydrated complexions, this product quenches skin as parched as the Sahara Desert!
With its rich, cream-like texture that effortlessly soaks into the skin, it floods it with moisture and plumps out those fine dehydration lines. Our top tip is to apply a thin layer over night, rinse off upon waking and voilà, a beautifully plump and hydrated reflection staring back at you in the mirror.
We can always rely on Jo Malone to create a unique scent for summer, and we just had to include her latest release in the must-have beauty buys! Golden saffron, spiced with pink pepper and the heat of incense are combined to create a hint of mystery. We close our eyes upon the first application and are taken on a sensory journey to a warm evening sat on an exotic beach and the sound of the sea lapping at our feet instantly relaxes weary bodies.
Scents are evocative and can capture memories more effectively than photographs, due to the direct link between fragrance and memories in the brain. If you want to have a summer to remember then wear Jo Malone saffron intense, make a bold vivid statement and capture those memories which are ready to be replayed in an instant once the warmth of this fragrance is revisited.