Beauty has many many secrets! And she just loves giving you the 4-11 on all of it. There's no detail that she won't tell you about a brand, how to use it, or where to get it! Come along with her for the Beauty Industries most up-to-date secrets!
Beauty Says: One of the top brands I do like to go to for my make-up staples is KIKO Cosmetics. Why? Mainly, for two reasons: 1. It is always top notch quality-rather similar to many well-known makes in beauty halls or department stores; and 2. But always at drug store/chemist prices for each and every piece-which makes it affordable and reasonable.
There is always an element of surprise when you enter any of their stores with new, or unique or limited edition products. Most recently, they launched a flagship on Regent Street with two floors! When I enter, it is like the first time, and each and every time-like a girl in a candy store. I was greeted by the assistant manager, Leanne, who enthusiastically talked me through the products I was interested as well as introduced some new and interesting ones that would surely benefit.
Christmas make-up can be a bit of a hit and miss. I would precaution anyone that the first point of addressing your make-up is to find the right foundation. The reason being that many of us have forgotten that time has flown by since our last sunny holiday and so has that tan, not to mention also with colder climates on the rise, and central heating, our skin might be a bit parched, and drinking our foundation. As I discussed some of my foundation woes with Leanne, she has asked if I wanted something anti-aging. Leanne suggested KIKO’s 3D Lifting Foundation SPF 15 in 06 Medium Beige. This formulation is super moist and hydrating without being heavy. It has hyaluronic acid and biotechnical micro-algae extract too for short, medium and long term anti-aging benefits. The inorganic powders in it also act as fillers to even out your skin tone. This foundation comes in 10 delicious shades to suit everyone. At £14.50 for a 30ml bottle, it’ll be the best kind of ‘only I know how little I paid’, type of investment.
Some other highlights that are must get include mini sachets of make-up wipes-these are not only great for traveling, but also for after late night parties. These are some of the best as they don’t dry your skin out and take off every bit of make-up including waterproof liners and mascaras. (£2.50) Be sure to also check out the nail bar selection. They’ve got wraps, to a rainbow of colours and textures to choose from. I especially recommend the Quick Dry Nail Polish now at £2.50 but regularly £4. These dry literally in 5 min rock hard with no smudges. It’s all in the brush by the way with their polishes, as you get the smoothest, like done at salon results!
Finally for those who love eye shadows, or know someone who does be sure to get a limited edition colour evolution must have eye shadow palette. This is their season’s palette that contains 16 of the finest sparkles to deck and highlight eyes with. I can see in my own box how it’ll go with all the outfits in my holiday capsule already, and can’t wait to complete all my outfits on the 24th, 25th, and 26th.
Wether you get it for yourself, or get some bits to fill stockings, KIKO is sure to delight you this Christmas and make purse-fect sense! Check it out for yourself now at www.kikocosmetics.co.uk
Beauty Says: Well, with all the 411 and updates I’ve been giving on the beauty scene all year, I know you girls have been good, but also tempted! So for Christmas, I’m giving one of you a chance to WIN the next three pieces from The Body Shop. Read the post and details below on how to get your own set to GLOW & Prepare for Party for the festive season!
The Sparkler: The Body Shop knows that not everyone is into wearing sparkles on their eyes, or cheeks. Having said, that, we all like a bit of a sparkle for the festive season- so they’ve brought out their sparkler bottles in two shades: Boudoir Pink & Enchanting Gold. This light iridescent powder comes out from a Boudoir-beautiful atomiser. I have to say that when you spray the atomiser, there’s something special in that packaging as it can make anyone feel super feminine and be assured they really are putting on a final essential touch. Best of all, it smells of cherry-blossoms! Spray it on the d?collet? with lower cut tops/dresses/or even in the hair. At £15 it also makes a fantastic stocking stuffer: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/whats-hot/prepare-to-party/the-sparkler.aspx
The Eye shadow Brush: Now we’ve all prepped for the season, knowing what eye shadows or eye make-up to put on with which outfit, but what are you putting it on with? Certainly, not your fingers! One of the top essentials and must-have tools is the eye shadow brush. Apply, and blend, and blend again with this brush for uber perfection to make your make-up speak volumes. Get yours for £9: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/make-up/brushes-and-tools/eyeshadow-brush.aspx
Shimmer Waves: We all need a bit of all-in-one during this time of year, as no one is that organized! So the Shimmer Waves Palette is great, as it is compact enough for purse but does multiple jobs. Use the colors separately on the eyes as shadows, or the lighter color at the bottom as a highlighter, or some of the colors as a bronzer, blusher, all over! It’s fool proof too as it all blends in together. Coming in 3 shades: bronze, blush & coral, there’s one to suit each skin tone, and at £16, it’s the smart investment to look great. Check it out: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/make-up/cheeks/shimmer-waves.aspx
WIN BEAUTY’S BODYSHOP 3 PIECE SET CHRISTMAS ESSENTIALS KIT: SIMPLY GO TO TWITTER & TWEET: #ChristmasIsComing #give away @TheBodyShopUK @Beautyandthesno
Competition ends Dec 8th, winner will be contacted for details Dec 9th.
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