Archive for the ‘Beauty Tips and How-to’s’ Category
Monday, July 18th, 2016
We all know we should be doing more for our skin, but not all of us have time for a supermodel-esque 7-step daily skincare regime. Enter sheet masks, the newest beauty favourite from South Korea, here to restore radiance and vitality to tired dull skin. The mask is essentially a cloth or paper infused with a medley of powerful skin-enhancing ingredients, which you leave on your face for around 15-20 minutes until all the goodness is absorbed by your skin. Less messy than a traditional face mask, and less expensive than a facial, we’re certain that sheet masks are here to stay. Read on for our top five picks…
TONYMOLY I’m Real Mask in Red Wine
Combining two of our favourite things – wine and pampering – how could this sheet mask not be a winner?! Saturated with red wine, green tea, jasmine and rosemary extracts, the mask specifically targets problem skin by purifying, hydrating and shrinking enlarged pores. Red wine is definitely good for your health in this case!
Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask
From one of our fave cosmeceutical brands, Indeed Labs, comes this deeply hydrating facial treatment. Using fancy 3D timed release hyaluronic acid, the mask boosts the skin’s moisture retention for up to 24 hours. With each use skin becomes softer, smoother and noticeably more radiant. They’re also great value at £19.99 for 4 masks!
StarSkin After Party Bio-Cellulose Brightening Face Mask
We’ve all been there – regretting those hours of missed sleep now that your eye bags are the most prominent feature on your face. Thankfully, StarSkin might just have the answer with their After Party Brightening Face Mask. Formulated with vitamin-rich coconut juice, Vitamin C and healing herbal medley, this sheet mask visibly reduces dark spots and helps to even skin tone. You’ll look as glamorous as your pre-party self, even if you don’t quite feel it.
Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask
This option from Japanese brand Shiseido is a touch more expensive, but if you feel like a bit of luxury, look no further. The mask uses Shiseido’s original Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery system to penetrate the skin deeply and combat wrinkles, dryness, and dullness. Plus, it contains high-technology amino acids to promote suppleness and improve firmness of the skin. Shiseido claim you’ll see dramatic improvements with just one application.
Last but not least, WOW Mask, as featured in our very own Glamour Summer Edit beauty box. The mask combines a carefully balanced blend of active ingredients to target all areas of skin imperfection. Powerful peptides boost firmness, WOW’s own age-defying collagen matrix reduces fine lines and wrinkles, whilst plant extracts increase the skin’s natural luminosity. Apply to clean skin and leave for 20-40 minutes (the longer the better), and remove to reveal WOW-worthy skin.
Monday, July 4th, 2016
Whether you love beachy waves, a wet-look pony or voluminous curls, we’re all looking to give our hair a little more life and texture this summer – luckily, the haircare masterminds at Oribe have just the thing to help! Here they are to tell you more…
If you haven’t already joined us, welcome to the wonderful world of Oribe – where have you been all our life? If you’re already #ORIBEOBSESSED then hello there and thank you for choosing Oribe – we are sure your hair loves us as much as you do.
Recently, Oribe super stylist Joey George spotted a gap, not just in the Oribe family but in the whole haircare and styling market. And what do you do if you can’t find the products you want? Make them of course! So, we created our brand new Modern Texturisers to help you achieve a new kind of texture this season…
To get this look…
…use MATTE WAVES TEXTURE LOTION.
A texture lotion like no other. Joey says ‘The inspiration came from that coveted day-at- the-beach hair. Generally companies provide a salt spray that is wet and sticky on your neck but this is different; it’s a mattifying, beach-wave lotion that is easy to use. The products is easy to apply and, of course, has that amazing Oribe signature scent’.
This medium hold lotion coaxes matte-textured pieciness out of even the finest of hair, adding grip to styles and a beachy allure. One of the great things about Oribe products is that almost all of the products can be layered and they don’t weigh hair down. For example, use Matte Waves with your Dry Texturising Spray for added grip or if you want very loose un-done waves or textured braids.
To get this look…
… use STAR GLOW STYLING WAX.
A unique gel-wax formula which allows you to create texture that shines. Slick back your ponytail, add glossy smoothness to piecey waves or charm flyaways with non-greasy brilliance and medium hold – the possibilities are endless.
Joey says; ‘Star Glow Styling Wax is great for edge control, especially if you have a resilient hairstyle and are trying to achieve a smoother finish. It’s also great when creating updos, braids and ponytails.’
To get this look…
…use AIRSTYLE FLEXIBLE FINISH CRÈME.
Creates soft, flexible texture and a moisturising satin finish – an elegant shortcut to ‘next-day hair’. Subdues frizz and can be reworked until the next day actually comes. This whipped-crème confection is good enough to eat!*
Joey says ‘A lot of people will like Air Style because it is a styling whip that is super lightweight and great for finer hair. It is re-workable so you can adjust your style throughout the day and avoid product build up.’
*Disclaimer: please do not actually eat this product
And what’s also great about all of these products, as if you needed any more reason to fall in love with Oribe, all of the range is vegan friendly, cruelty free and gluten free. Watch this space for more additions to the Oribe family, including colour-protecting treatments for brunettes and blondes, an addition to the ‘Dry’ family and beauty…
(…did someone say beauty? Sshh, you didn’t hear it from us!)
Oribe is available at Spacenk.com and an elite group of salons nationwide.
Monday, June 27th, 2016
If you’re looking for a versatile, flattering summer lipstick, then you can’t go wrong with the gorgeous new Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors from Revlon. Here are our top tips on how to apply them perfectly for a long-wearing, Instagram-worthy look…
1) Prepping your lips properly is always best practice when it comes to achieving perfect lipstick, especially when you’re using a matte formula. Use a sugar scrub like LUSH Cosmetics Bubblegum Lip Scrub, or for a cheaper option, load up on the Vaseline and exfoliate your lips gently with a clean toothbrush.
2) Follow up with a moisturising lip balm to rehydrate your lips and leave them smooth and ready for lipstick. Leave it for as long as possible to give your balm time to sink in, then pat in any excess so that your lips are dry before applying your chosen colour.
3) Lip liner isn’t just for giving you the perfect lip shape – it can also help your lipstick stay on longer, and stop any feathering or bleeding. For a look that lasts all day, choose a longwear lip pencil like Estee Lauder Doublewear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil, either in a shade that matches your own lips or that matches your chosen lip colour (we like the shade Pink paired with Revlon’s Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Devotion). Use the pencil to carefully outline your lips, overlining if necessary to correct any asymmetry or wonkiness in your natural lip shape, and then fill in the middle for a lip base that stays put.
4) Apply your liquid lipstick. The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolors come with a doe-foot applicator like a lipgloss, which makes applying them quick and easy, but if you want a more precise look then try a lip brush like this one from RealTechniques.
5) Carefully blot your lipstick with a tissue, and then reapply another coat for more staying power. If you want a true matte finish, then you can brush translucent powder onto your lips after blotting.
6) Enjoy your gorgeous lipstick look!
You can pick up a full-size Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Devotion in the Glamour Summer Edit, just £20 with FREE P&P!
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Glastonbury is this weekend, which means that the festival season is well and truly underway! If you’re hitting a festival this season, whether it be quirky Bestival, rowdy Reading or sunny Isle of Wight, these handy picks from our Build Your Own Box selection will see you through muddy fields and warm cider galore…
Colab Dry Shampoo in Paris
The festival staple, no summer rucksack should be complete without a handy can of dry shampoo. We love this one from Colab – it doesn’t leave any white residue, and smells fabulously floral (which is ideal if you’re feeling less than fresh).
Dirty Works 4-in-1 Face Wipes
Another festival must-have, face wipes are a multi-tasking camping essential. These ones from Dirty Works are perfect for cleaning festival grime and makeup off your face after a long, hard day of partying!
Halo Eye Make-up Remover Pads
If you’re at a fancy dress festival, or you just tend to go overboard with the glitter at these things, then you can always do with a little more help when it comes to removing eye makeup. These Halo pads are handbag-sized and super gentle.
If there’s one thing you shouldn’t be in short supply of at a festival, it’s hairbands. Popbands won’t break, won’t damage your hair, and look right at home next to your festival wrist bands.
Eyeko Magic Mascara in Midnight Blue
Festivals are the perfect place to experiment with your makeup a little bit, and a coloured mascara is a great trend to try when you’re pushing the boat out. This deep blue mascara from Eyeko even makes your eyes look brighter, which is always a plus!
L’Oreal Infallible 24h Lip Colour in Flawless Fuschia
When you’re on the go all day, you’re not going to have time to keep reapplying lippie. This hot pink shade stays put come hell or high water, so it makes a great addition to your festival kit.
Eucerin Transparent Sun Spray SPF30
Okay, we might be being a little optimistic here, but if the sun DOES make an appearance, then you’re going to need protection. Getting burnt at a festival is a singularly unpleasant experience, so spritz on this transparent sunscreen from Eucerin to keep your skin glowing, not grilled.
You can find all these products and more in our Build Your Own Box selection at latestinbeauty.com!
Monday, June 20th, 2016
Summer is the best time to get a fruity body product in your routine, as there’s nothing better than having silky smooth skin AND smelling delicious when the sunshine rolls around. Our favourite new UK brand Grounded Body Scrub have some of the best all-natural body products around this year, with gorgeous ingredients including coconut, lime, grapefruit and sweet orange oils. Here are four products you just have to try – and don’t forget to use the discount code at the bottom of the article to get £5 off your first order…
Chocolate Orange Body Scrub, £15
This sweet-smelling coffee body scrub is good enough to eat! Made with ground Robusta coffee beans, brown sugar and Himalayan rock salt, it’ll exfoliate away any dry skin or rough patches in a jiffy, while the vitamin E, sweet almond and cacao oils help to hydrate and moisturise for super soft skin. (Psst – you can get a deluxe sample size of this scrub in the new Glamour Summer Edit!)
Coconut and Lime Hair Mask, £12.50
For a hair treatment that smells more like a tropical cocktail, you have to try this Coconut and Lime Hair Mask! It’s packed with extra virgin coconut, macadamia and avocado oils to help repair and restore dry tresses, as well as coffee oils to give your hair extra shine and lime oil for that signature refreshing scent.
Tea Tree and Lemon Face Scrub, £8.95
If your skin is misbehaving, treat it to this extra finely ground coffee powder scrub. Much gentler than the body scrubs, this little packet is ideal for a weekly exfoliating treatment, and contains witch hazel and antibacterial tea tree oil to help keep blemishes at bay.
Grapefruit Lip Balm, £3.25
This tropical lip balm is 100% natural, and 100% delicious! Cocoa butter and shea butter will help soften and hydrate, while grapefruit essential oil and coconut oil give your lips a hit of vitamin C that will leave them kissably smooth.
Get £5 OFF your first order at www.groundedbodyscrub.co.uk. Simply use the code GetGrounded at the checkout!
Minimum spend £30. Offer valid until 11.59pm 30th September 2016.