Posts Tagged ‘Lip gloss’
Finishing touches on the go
Monday, November 3rd, 2014

If you’re anything like me in the morning, you’re rushing out of the door just praying you put your shoes on the right way around. It’s true, I’m not a morning person. Whilst I manage to beautify myself before shooting out of the door most days, I always like to have a stash of small products in my handbag to add those finishing touches on the go.

Finishing touches


Sleek Makeup Pout Polish – Every girl has a lip balm or two – or even three if you’re anything like me – in her handbag, but every now and then you need something a little extra to step it up from a plain lip. These chic little pots of colour are just the ticket as they require minimal effort on the go, but still add a burst of pigment where it’s needed. No brushes are required; just a quick swipe of the finger and you’re left with a super glossy pout.

Invisibobble Traceless Hair Rings – The last thing on my to-do list when I’m getting ready is my hair, and you’ll more often than not see me with my hair thrown up in a bun. It’s no surprise then that Invisibobble is a handbag hero of mine! I always have a few on the go as they’re great for quickly pulling your hair together into something presentable without the ouch factor of most hairbands. At the end of the day I’m not trying to yank out a band that’s been caught in my tresses and my hair is left kink free.

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – This is probably my personal favourite handbag essential thanks to the smell! Rather than being overly citrusy it smells more like a lemony dessert. Quite fitting that it should smell like a treat, because it’s the perfect piece of indulgence for my cuticles. Just massaging a little bit of this balm into my cuticles daily keeps them nourished and under control, and on days when I’m varnish free I take an extra minute to massage it all over my nails. The tin itself is super cute and slides into my handbag without a hitch. But don’t let it’s compact size fool you – a little goes a long way with this product so it’ll last a long time!

Le Couvent Des Minimes Baume Du Jardinier Gardeners Hand Healer – Having a good cream to hand – pun intended – at all times it’s something that’s isn’t up for debate. I’m always finding myself in situations where my hands feel uncomfortably dry, especially during this time of the year. You can always count on the Provence to provide the best hand creams, and this one is no exception. Shea butter makes up 20% of the formula, so you know they aren’t skimping on the good stuff. This makes it nourishing enough for active hands, but light enough not to leave behind a greasy residue.

Agent Provocateur Fatale Eau De Parfum  – It’s easy to forget a spritz of perfume before leaving the house, and carrying around a full bottle less than practical. If you’ve ever attempted this to find it has leaked in your handbag, you’ll know the headache that comes with it and want to avoid it at all costs. Of course, a sample size is the perfect solution! I like rotate my scents according to my mood, so being able to carry a few different ones around with me is a bonus. Currently floating around the handbag is Fatale by Agent Provocateur, a seductive feminine scent with notes of pink pepper, mango, gardenia and vanilla orchid…perfect for after work hours!

In dire need of a few finishing touch products yourself? We’ll have you covered in a box coming your way soon!

Mayah Parmenter


WIN a complete set of Burt’s Bees Lip Colour worth over £265!
Thursday, August 21st, 2014

We’ve teamed up with Burt’s Bees whose infamous lip balm features in our Hip & Healthy Summer Glow Box, to give one lucky person the chance to win their their complete lip colour collection.

Burt’s Bees® is bringing a whole new dimension of
 colour and shine to your lips with the launch of the new 100% natural Lip Colour Collection which offers Glosses, Shimmers, Shines and Tinted Lip Balms. The new Lip Glosses are a revolution in vibrant colour and pearlescent gloss that don’t skimp on nourishing moisture. Available in 12 shades, they are inspired by the seasons and formulated with 100% natural ingredients. The Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer offers 11 vibrant luminescent colours with pearlised shine. The new formula is enhanced with antioxidant-rich Fruit Seed Oils and moisturising Shea Butter. Light up your lips with the 
Lip Shines, a breakthrough formula that gives lips a wash of colour and nourishing hydration in six shades. Tinted Lip Balms offer a hint of sheer colour in nine wearable shades with a sweet natural flavour! These balms enhance your natural lip colour while leaving pouts petal soft with lush ingredients like soft flower waxes, moisture-rich Shea Butter and Vitamin E.

Burts Bees

The prize – Burt’s Bees Lip Colour Collection

– Lip Glosses (x12 shades)

– Lip Shimmers (x11 shades)

– Lip Shines (x6 shades)

– Tinted Lip Balm (x9 shades)

Total worth – £269.62


To enter just like the Latest in Beauty Facebook page via the Rafflecopter widget below and unlock extra entries! Competition opens 21/08/14 and closes 28/08/14 at midnight. UK entrants okay – good luck!
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Beauty news: See the Topshop Make-Up Christmas Collection here first!
Friday, August 24th, 2012

Dip-dyed brushes, aztec nail files and neon lip glosses – yes, Christmas really has come early with Topshop‘s festive make-up collection. Although the collection isn’t released for a while, we couldn’t help but show you the delights that are to come for a very hip yuletide indeed.

The Topshop Christmas Make-up Range will hit stores later this year with prices ranging from £5-£17.

Beauty News: Bobbi Brown Neons & Nudes
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Neons and Nudes

In Bobbi Brown‘s own words, “The most modern way to wear bright colour is an accent on an otherwise neutral face”. We couldn’t agree more, and with the new Neons and Nudes collection from the make-up supremo herself, it is as easy as 1-2-3.

The new range includes the accents you need to inject a little colour into your otherwise neutral look; pair the Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow with an Uber Beige nude lip or try the Citrus Lip Gloss with the Limited Edition Ultra Nude Eye Palette (which includes six neutral shades). If you’re feeling brave, don’t be afraid to play mix and match with the brightest of shades – if ever there was a season to do it, this is it.

The Neons & Nudes collection is available online and at selected Bobbi Brown counters nationwide, with prices starting from £15.50.

5 minutes with…Fearne Cotton
Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Fearne Cotton is cool, end of. And not just TV cool; off duty cool – the pap pics of her leaving her Radio One show are enough to make me throw my entire wardrobe in the bin and start afresh.

She’s applied that same stamp to her beauty gift collection, exclusively to Boots. The 16-product range includes Fearne’s Nail Gift, £12 and my favourite, the Fearne Beauty and the Bag, £20; the ultimate day to night kit in a rocking leopard print bag.

Fearne Christmas collectionWe caught up with her for a quick chat…

What was the inspiration behind the gift collection?

Vintage prints, fun Christmas make up looks and all round glamour.

How involved are you with the whole process?

I’m there from the very start with the mood boards for the design, I then pick out all the colours for the pallets which takes me a while but it’s my favourite bit!

What’s your dream beauty gift?

I would love to go and have a nice facial to relax please.

Do you have a tried and tested party look?

Bright red lip and a simple eye always looks classic!

What about the next day – how do you look bright eyed and bushy tailed?

Always take your make up off before bed and moisturise! SPF all summer too…

How has your beauty regime evolved over the past few years?

I’m more thorough now I’m in my 30s. It’s important to put the work in now before I get too old and wrinkly.

The three beauty products you can’t live without?

Moisturiser, lip balm and mascara.

What beauty innovation, product or trend are you excited about for next year?

Nail art. I’ve got zebra and leopard print in my range.

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