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NEW
No7 Early Defence Skincare – specially designed to keep young skin looking
younger for longer

There is a generation of young
women who are putting their health and wellbeing at the forefront
of the beauty agenda. Looking after
their mind and body has never been more important, however anti- ageing is not
yet a concern for them*.

Committed to developing the
best skincare solutions to fulfil women’s needs whatever their age, the experts
at No7 have listened to these women and have developed a skincare solution
designed specifically to fit the needs of 20-35 year old women: NEW No7 Early
Defence Skincare
.

NEW
No7 Early Defence Skincare

(consisting of Day, Night and Eye Creams) works as a ‘stepping stone’ to help in
the transition from everyday skincare to proactively delaying the signs of
ageing.

The range offers No7’s new and
most effective patent pending daily protection technology, ‘Double Defence’ that, in combination
with No7’s unbeatable 5* UVA technology, gives skin advanced daily protection
from the sun and environmental stress to help it look younger for longer.

Dr Mike Bell, Skincare Scientific Advisor for Boots UK,
says: “Protecting your skin from the sun and environmental stress is really
important, particularly if you want to proactively delay the signs of ageing. With
Double Defence technology we have created a powerful and broad-spectrum
antioxidant complex which has been designed to neutralise damaging free
radicals that cause the skin oxidative stress, helping you to keep your skin
looking younger for longer.”  

The NEW No7 Early Defence Skincare range
is made up of a Day, a Night and an Eye Cream, each of which have been
specifically tailored to the  needs of
the millennial generation:

No7
Early Defence Day Cream (£19.50)
is a super-light moisturiser
with unbeatable 5*UVA protection and SPF15 gives your skin advanced daily
protection

No7
Early Defence Night Cream (£19.50)
is a hydrating cream that
absorbs quickly for a boost of care that continues while you sleep.  It protects from daily damage that continues
and helps your skin to recover

No7
Early Defence Eye Cream (£13.50)
is especially designed for
the delicate areas around your eyes, enriched with Vitamin C to help reduce
puffiness and dark circles, for brighter more beautiful eyes.

Exclusively available from Boots stores and Boots.com

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Keep lips sweet and smooth with New PEZ lip balms!

PEZ, everyone’s favourite pocket sized sweet dispenser, has just launched a PEZ
shaped pocket companion to keep lips smooth and tasty all day!
The fun and fruity lip balms have been created with a creamy formula that glides across
your lips, glazing them with a sweet finish. These balms will moisturise your lips and
provide you with the taste of your favourite sweet treat!

PEZ lip balms are available in eight tasty flavours: Strawberry Vanilla, Raspberry Lemon,
Grape, Cola, Peppermint, Strawberry, Orange and Cherry, a flavour to suit every taste
and every mood! 

Available from 14th July at Claire’s Accessories, in single packs, £3.50 and eight packs, £12. Get your hands on this season’s sweetest lip balm now! 

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Sensationally Matte with Maybelline

Maybelline New York have kept their peepers firmly on this seasons runways and are bringing us lush, velvety & saturated colour straight to our make-up bags in the form of Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Liquids, £6.99

Colour Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick, is seriously easy-to-use. In a single sweep you get intense 2x colour pigment, opaque coverage that is smooth, matte and incredibly easy to control! 

They are a creamy liquid base lipstick, along with a soft bristly applicator  giving ease to contouring and shape. So far I have tried out and can’t stop wearing Rebel red, the colour lasts for hours! With minimal need to top up! Nude thrill makes a fabulous alternative to the day-to-day red lip bring you a day-to-day nude! – Can somebody just fill a truck and deliver straight to my door please?!

We’re in love, and, well maybe ready to propose to last a lifetime with this new sensational item from Maybelline! And we’re also sure… You will be too!

Available nationwide now and online here

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Fast forward to the future with MAC FutureForward

M·A·C pairs up with a powerful generation of women who are reshaping music’s future in a series of exclusive collaborations.

The collection features an EXCLUSIVE 9 Palette of steely neutrals and simmering night shades, brought to you via a callaboration, with singer, dancer, producer – Tinashe.

Limited Edition EYE SHADOW X 9 – TINASHE, £30

ALL HANDS ON DECK light green shimmer (veluxe pearl)

BLACK WATER black with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)

MIDNIGHT SUN shimmering mocha (frost)

REVELRY mauvey purple grey (satin)

FLAME mint silver shimmer (veluxe pearl)

GLEAM barely pinked gold (lustre)

VULNERABLE soft pearly purple (lustre)

AMETHYST deep purple with pink pearl (satin)

QUARRY soft muted plum-brown (matte)

Exclusive to MAC free standing stores and maccosmetics.co.uk

Next up is the wonderfully individual Limited edition Halsey inspired lipstick. A blue grey matte, which I wear above! Exclusively online at maccosmetics.co.uk 

I’m not so sure about it for me personally but someone could rock this subtle goth chic look without doubt. I feel it washed me out, however the shade divided opinion hugely in the office! Some loved it, some not so! Maybe with a silver shimmery lid, or glittery liner you could really add to the lip as a full on look!

Halsey, £15.50, Exclusively online at maccosmetics.co.uk

Dej Loaf adds to this collection with a mouthwatering caramel tinged lipglass, perfect for confident all day wear! For just £14.50 you get a fab mid-tone nude to add to your collection!

Exclusive to MAC free standing stores and maccosmetics.co.uk

Finally you LION BABE! Perfect to make you the modern golden goddess, this liquid gold eyeliner is dreamy, full on mirroring shine, that WON’T budge! 

Wear as a gorgeous double liner for day or night wear!

Lion Babe shimmering gold liner, £16, Exclusively online at maccosmetics.co.uk

Fyi… those brows of mine (ginger)… are curtesy of Sian Dellar and I now couldn’t be without them… here they were pre colour top up an hadn’t fully settled yet but they’re a dream, minimal pain, semi permanent and time saving! Colour matching and brows #onfleek! ❤

Find MAC’s NEW FUTURES releases HERE

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Be cheeky with Benefit

Benebabes you’ll be cheerin’ for cheeks with this box o’ powder kit! Wear these 5 FULL-SIZE bronzer & blushes alone or partner ’em up. Follow signature Tips and Tricks to “brighten & bronze,” “pop on pretty” and MORE!

  • 5 shades to flatter all skintones
  • Soft, natural-bristle powder brush

Set includes:

dandelion full-size
hoola full-size
rockateur full-size
dallas full-size
CORALista full-size
mini powder brush

Benefit’s NEW Cheekathon kit, £44.50 is a House of Fraser Exclusive and is available online now!  www.benefitcosmetics.com/UK

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@MacCosmeticsuk & @Charlotte_Olympia bring us this gorgeous new collection! #ontheblog 💄💋😍 #redlip #beauty #mac #spiderwebs #gingertalks #bblogger #packaging #ss16 #new #release #musthave #instalip #instadaily #pout #cremebase #charlotteolypiaXmac

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Keep your brows on point with Jane Iredale’s GreatShape Eyebrow Kit 

Perfect brows with a touch of glamour! This slim, take-anywhere GreatShape Eyebrow Kit launching in April 2016, includes a dual-ended applicator, transparent botanical brow wax and a pigmented brow powder to ensure you get a personalised shade. The transparent brow wax provides the base for the powder and holds hairs in place for long-lasting definition.

GreatShape Eyebrow Kit, £26
* Water-resistant powder provides a soft and natural appearance.
* Rich wax formulation leaves brows looking lustrous without any sticky residue.
* Packaged in a travel-size, rose gold slim compact with a mirror.
* Adds colour, depth and highlights.
* Covers grey in brows.
* Available in Blonde and Brunette shades.

“Eyebrows are one of the most important features of the face,” says Jane Iredale head make-up artist Danielle Bookatz.  “They frame the eyes and define bone structure, so a little brow grooming should be the final step in every daily beauty routine.”

Application Tip:  For a deep defined brow add wax to the eyebrow first, followed by the coloured powder. For a more natural look, add coloured powder first and apply wax last.

For more information and stockists of the jane iredale range of mineral cosmetics, made without fillers, fragrance, chemical dyes or synthetic preservatives, go to www.janeiredale.co.uk

Follow: Facebook.com/janeiredaleUK       Twitter.com/janeiredale_UK

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Perfect lips with Clarins….

Make lipstick last even longer with the Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base. A transparent base for lips, enriched with acacia microbeads to smooth out wrinkles, moisturise and prepare lips for longer-lasting colour.

We absolutely love this, it makes our colour last, but it’s also fab to wear alone for long lasting moisture especially on these chilly spring mornings! The packaging id so effortlessly luxe too! 

£18 for 10ml, Clarins.co.uk and Clarins counters nationwide

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Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay  –  Lipstick Must Have’s!

The New Lipstick

Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. Being the trooper she is, she tested about 50 shades during the epic try-on session! She’s worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. Our lineup of eight NEW shades includes our first-ever shade in a finish we’ve dubbed Mega Matte—a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one coat. Every shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.

£16 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk

& The liners…

On the stage and in the limelight, Gwen’s lip color needs to last. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in six shades that match the Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. Our formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.

£14 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk

Our Reviews: 

Rocksteady Liner & Lippie is a really beautiful deep burgundy shade with amazing colour pay off! It has a a glossy finish, not something I usually favour but I found myself warming to it throughout the day and really loved the way it transitioned from day to evening. I barely had to top it up…

Following the suggested Urban Decay method. I used the liner to outline and fill in my lips thus giving the actual lipstick more staying power. It worked! My colour stayed put and the underlaying shade of the lip liner gave the illusion of the lipstick not having moved at all so you didn’t get that fading stain. Smooth in application, with a rich creamy texture. The colour is so intense, after just one sweep! Definitely a keeper for your lipstick arsenal!

Ex Girlfriend is a great nude shade, perfect for daytime. I loved the fact that the lip liner is ‘waxy’, meaning it glides on easily and isn’t harsh like a pencil can be sometimes. The lipstick however was quite sheer when I applied it and I had to apply it quite a few times so it blended in with the lip liner. ButI think it would be great if you wanted to give your lips a nice sheer glossy daytime look without the lip liner.

714 is a bold bright and punchy shade of ‘Classic Red’ with amazing staying power through food and drink and everything in between! Perfect to suit a redhead thats daring and bold enough to give it a go! We love it, and even better the liner also goes really well with the satin shade ‘Spiderweb’ as that one doesn’t have a matching liner! 

FireBird – I really liked the look of the colour when I swatched it on the back of my hand. I thought it would be a dupe for Heroine by MAC. I was impressed by the lip liner, it was buttery and very easy to apply, but as a matte lover there was too much shine for me. Also as the application was easy it was almost difficult to get the precision i’d like with this liner.

The colour of the lipstick when applied was not what I expected, it was a lot more pinker and resembled a magenta pink rather than the purple undertone I was convinced it would create from looking at it. I was not a fan sadly of this colour, but if you’re a pink lover then you will love this. It is very hydrating too! 

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Gwen x Urban Decay line!

All available from urbandecay.co.uk