Spring is on it’s way and with a fresh new season comes fresh new health and beauty goodies…
This SS16 Autograph at Marks & Spencer is launching three limited edition palettes for the eyes and cheeks. In beautiful metallic cases and with gorgeous shades and textures, these mirrored compacts have everything you need for beauty on the go.
1. An eyeshadow trio with three neutral shades in pretty rippled pressings. For the perfect smokey eye apply a base colour to the lid then blend a darker shade into the socket.
2. Containing a highlighter and 12 powder eyeshadows in a selection of satin and matte shades you can use them alone or mix and match together to create your favourite look.
3. Autograph Face Palette, £15.00
Get gorgeous, glowing skin with this face palette. Brush the bronzers at the points where the sun would hit your face such as the cheeks, forehead and nose. Sweep the highlighter anywhere in need of some brightening.
BEAUTY WITH A CONSCIENCE
For February M.A.C has got together with Adriana Grande for their Viva Glam range. Paint the town with the deep, dark plum matte lipstick (£15.50), or shine like a diamond in the Lipstick Viva Glam Ariana Grande in shimmer pink (£14.50)
The best part about these is that the full price minus the VAT goes straight to helping those with and affected by HIV/Aids. That’s called mixing beauty with a caring brain!
THE VELVET TOUCH
Next up by M.A.C is their new Velvetease pencil which has the same strength of colour as a lipstick but with the ease of a mechanical pen…yep, no sharpener needed here. Giving you a rich matte finish, choose form shades of daring blackened plum, classic red and warm chocolate or kept chic in subtle hues of nudes and light pinks. £17.50
Sitting at a desk can ruin your back, with lots of hunching over a desk, so we love the idea of this standing desk, which not only takes the strain off your spine but has the benefits of burning calories! Here comes the math…..Apparently on an average work day when you are sitting down you usually burn 2.6 kcal per minute but if you stand for four hours of your day you can burn 3.3 kcala minute. So, that’s 130 calories per eight hour work day (standing for 4), 650 calories in five days, which is equal to a 10K run…….that’s 11 marathons in a year!
FRUITY LITTLE NUMBER
Promised yourself that you will drink more water this year? Well, this quirky little bottle will aid you in this by putting a little zest into your aqua!
Whether you love limes, crave clementines or only enjoy oranges, Citrus Zinger Sport is the water bottle for you. It features a built-in juicer, so all you have to do is add a large slice your favourite citrus fruit into the base and screw tight to get the juices flowing. Fill to the top with water and enjoy fruity hydration.
When life gives you lemons… squeeze them into your water bottle.
THE PERFECT ARCH
Shevata, the Queen of brows obviously has the best tweezers. These come in a gorgeous compact with a five mag mirror to help you achieve great brows. In the shape of a red heart they make an ideal Valentine’s gift.
Red Heart Tweezers – £25 www.shavata.co.uk
A HEALTHY FLUSH
Perk up your complexion with Bagsy Pretty Cheeks in velvet coral. This creamy blush is domed-shaped so it s easily applied and blends to a soft, velvety finish. It s conveniently designed for touch-ups on the go, even without a mirror. £16
Keep your lips soft and kiss worthy with Lanolips Lip Ointment. With medical grade lanolin and an SPF 15 it keeps lips hydrated. We love the rose colour but there are 5 shades to chose from. £7.99 www.boots.com
Keep your colour first day fresh with Color Wow Color Security Shampoo Conditioner. The shampoo is sulphate free with no silicones, pearling agents or gums but due to a an added protein it still lathers up beautifully leaving hair feeling squeaky clean without dulling it. Finish with one of the conditioners thathave cuticle-closing, colour-locking protein preventing brunettes form taking a battering and blondes from going brassy. COLOR WOW Color Security Shampoo + Conditioners £16.50 Available at Space NK, Selfridges and colorwowhair.com