Love the look of a French Manicure but wish it would last longer? Or maybe you just don’t have the time or skill to do it yourself? Well now thanks to Elegant Touch Flawless French Manicure Kit, £14.95, creating the perfect French Manicure is quick, easy and what was once a little luxury is now an everyday essential.
With no need for a steady hand or a white polish, the secret to a flawless and fast finish is an innovative stick-on nail tip that’s simply layered onto the nail with the easy tab applicator. Glue the white tip to the nail, snap off the plastic casing et voila, a perfect smile-line in mere moments!
A fast drying ridge-filling base coat and hard-wearing top coat seals the tip for a hey-presto perfect manicure that won’t chip or fade even after a week!
Each pack contains 56 French tips that come in 14 sizes, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect fit for you. Plus with enough nail tips for 4 applications, there’s no excuse not to look perfectly polished at all times!
Team your perfect nail tips with a sheer cream polish for a traditional French Manicure, or why not go for an American style French with a pale pink polish. However you choose to wear your nails, for a fast and professional looking finish, don’t forget Elegant Touch Flawless French Manicure Kit!
The Elegant Touch Flawless French Manicure Kit is available EXCLUSIVELY at Superdrug stores from 20th June.
About Elegant Touch:
o British: Established British brand with global presence
o Market leader: UK’s leading beauty accessories brand with 37% market share. Sells a pack of nails every four seconds
o Global: available in 40 countries across the world, and works with global ambassadors such as Paris Hilton
o Innovators: leading the false nail market, driving new product development inspired by fashion and celebrity trends
o Experts in ‘faking it’: creates false nails for fast, affordable glamour
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- great skin booster infused with a high-powered vitamin C complex to help smooth out lines & wrinkles while preventing further damage
- loaded with anti-oxidants to fight off environmental aggressors & moisture-binding ingredients to hydrate and keep your skin nourished & protected
- totally weightless, this aromatic serum is absorbed instantly & penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin where it goes to work to provide long-term results
- a must-have preventative & corrective product
- sensitive skins & those prone to irritation will benefit immensely from the calming properties
Key Ingredients & Benefits
- 10% vitamin C complex - calms, heals & strengthens collagen
- rosehip extract - concentrated vitamin C, repairs, anti-oxidant, strengthens
- green tea extract - powerful anti-oxidant to protect against damage
- sodium hyaluronate - humectant which binds moisture to the cells
- licorice extract - evens out pigmentation
- grapefruit & orange extracts - purifying, astringent, brightening
- vitamin E - anti-oxidant, healing, restoring, nourishing
apply evenly to face & neck am/pm after cleansing & toning with Ole Henriksen products suitable for your skin type | after absorption, follow with appropriate Ole Henriksen crème & eye care.
Availability : Harvey Nichols £47.00
Be confident in wearing your sexy sandals and going barefoot this summer, with Lush’s arsenal of pedicure products to help get rid of hard, unsightly skin and leave tootsies exfoliated, moisturised and softened beyond recognition.
Says Helen Ambrosen, Lush Product Creator & Co-Founder; “It is easy to forget the feet until they almost scream out for help, when all it takes is a simple routine and a little massage. As well as being extremely uncomfortable, hard skin can crack and become very sore, even bleed. Shoes, socks and tights – and not drying your feet properly - trap moisture creating a breeding ground for fungal and bacterial infections that can lead to long-term problems. It doesn’t build up a very nice picture, yet feet can be very sexy!”
If you really want to treat your feet, go to the LUSH SPA and book yourself in for the newest treatment - The Spell (£50.00 for a 60 minute foot treatment). This is an innovative and unusual treatment that draws on the healing powers of reflexology to not only help revive your feet, but all other areas of your body. Your feet do get pampered beautifully though, so this treatment is especially perfect for summer issues – when feet are on display all the time and need a little extra TLC.
Alternatively, if your budget doesn’t stretch to this, then Lush has a whole selection of pedicure treats to get your feet looking good and staying that way …
Stepping Stone foot scrub (£2.80) … shaped like a foot, this zesty scrub contains lots of pumice to slough away hard skin, along with a blend of softening and easily absorbed oils to stop you slipping over when you step into the shower.
With 25% pumice and fine sea salt, massage this little foot onto moistened feet to really get to grips with hard skin. The cocoa butter and jojoba oil will soften and smooth without being excessively greasy, while there’s lycopodium powder to gently deodorise. Fragranced with uplifting and refreshing lemon and lime, this scrub will make you put your best foot forward!
After giving feet a good scrub, dry them and slather on the moisturiser. This has numerous benefits, least leaving them soft and smooth. Incorporating massage for your feet can actually help to improve circulation, which can reduce the risk of varicose veins. Use a rich cream like our Fairtrade Foundation accredited Fair Trade Foot Lotion (£8.35 for 225g pot), it has lashings of softening cocoa butter, which we buy from a certified Fair Trade supplier. There are also peppermint and spearmint essential oils to not only stimulate circulation, but also cool the feet, relieving aches and pains. They also have antibacterial/antifungal properties and are deodorising.
Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (£4.25 for 50g) is perfect for applying on not only cuticles, but also the stubborn hard skin on toes and heels. Intensely lemon-scented, lemon oil is very softening and used to treat corns and callouses. The blend of very rich oils, including flaxseed, castor oil, palm kernel oil, soya oil, organic avocado all nourish and the mucilaginous texture is extremely softening.
Slather on dry, hard skin on the feet, put socks on and leave overnight. Feet will be softened in the morning.
And for really troublesome feet, try:
Volcano foot mask and scrub (£5.25 for 125g) … blasts troublesome or abused feet. Made from fresh organic potatoes, fresh organic papaya and kaolin for drawing and dissolving dirt, which is especially difficult to get to grips with on dry cracked skin, to really deep cleanse. Fresh organic tomatoes are excellent at deodorising, pumice pummels hard skin and glycerine carries moisture into the skin. The essential oils of lemon and cinnamon leaf enhance the mask’s cleansing action, stimulate and are antifungal and antibacterial.
To use: apply generously to clean feet, wrap each foot in cling film and leave for 5-10 mins. Remove cling film, gently massage into feet and rinse with warm water.
Kenzo introduces two limited edition scents for summer.
L’Eau Par Kenzo Wild Pour FemmeAn energetic, sparkling, fresh fragrance. Tangerine and white peach fuse, then unfurl around jasmine petals. A wild, airy, festive fragrance.
This double action brush is designed to stretch you lashes from root to tip and now just in time for beach days its availiable in a 100% waterproof forumla to avoid any panda –eye disastors around the pool! Just remember to use an oil-based eye makeup remover to get it off! Collection 2000 Waterproof Skyscraper Mascara is available in black to intensely lengthen your lashes!
The Collection 2000 Vintage Romance Collection is available nationwide in Boots from 17 May and Superdrug from 27 May – tried and tested reviews coming very soon!
Two colour palettes of soft shimmering colour to give your skin a sun-kissed glow. Mmmm beautiful. The Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades contain a special skin-brightening formula to illuminate and enhance your natural skin colour.
The Collection 2000 Vintage Romance collection has a choice of two palettes;
- Way to Glow (bronze base)
- Blushalicious (blush flush)
A velvet finish with matt & muted tones, it’s the must-have Cream Puff Lip Cream by Collection 2000
Velvet vibes have been hitting the catwalk, the high street and have been seen on our favourite celebs; now this touch-tastic sensation is landing a smacker on our lips! Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream (£2.99) is the new velvet-feeling, matt-looking, muted and moisturising lip cream.
For a velveteen pout that doesn’t look puckered, Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream is your perfect product. Enriched with a creamy, hyper-moisturising formula that is packed full of vitamins, this innovative cream with a powder finish is a lip-loving product that provides a unique matt, long-lasting lustre to the lips. Powder microspheres hug the creamy colour to your lips to make sure that your pout is perfect all day, or night!
The Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream is available in four neutral shades with refined hues that will transform your beauty look. Try Cotton Candy (pink), Fairy Cake (coral), Powder Puff (nude) and Angel Delight (beige) for a fashion-forward beauty look that is bound to wow!
Athena Skouvakis, the makeup artist for Collection 2000 says: “The new Collection 2000 Cream Puff Lip Cream range is a step forward in the move to align beauty and fashion. The velvet finish of the creams mirrors fabrics used on the catwalk and gives an instant fashion fix.
These cute creams are the perfect way to completely change your beauty look and with a long lasting formula, will keep lips looking lush for longer! Just use the built-in wand to apply the creams to your lips, purse together to ensure that the creams are blended well and you are ready to go. To make the most of this matt finish, use muted shades on your eyes with romantic pinks on the cheeks for a more fresh and natural spring finish.”
Available nationwide in Superdrug from 9th June and Boots from 16th June
Nicolas is overflowing with imagination and is always ready to venture beyond bounardies. Today he reveals his own professional secrets to interminable lashes with staggering volume. The new Givenchy mascara, the mascara that is superlative in all aspects, bears his signature: DEMESURE, Audacious Lashes. This High Tech accessory at the cutting edge of innovation combines an extensible brush and a finishing tool. An exnclusive hyaluronic acid-based formula adds volume to the base of lashes without weighing down thetips. A super-audacious product for extravagant, breathtaking volume.
Generously coat lashes, wrap them in the material like you would a luxurious black sheat. Shape lashes one by one with an ultra thin accessory for a singular definition. It took two years of intensive research to finally create this exceptional item: the first three dimensional telescopic brush.
To create density: the volumising shaft has 16 inlaid grooves which serve as reservoirs for material. Each time it is dipped in the vial, they are engorged with mascara so that the base of eyelashes is covered with a thick coating on application.
To define: enclosed in the shaft, a totally clean elastomer separating brush is released by activating the base of the cap. Its cone shape guarantees ease of use combined with ultra-precision. The finishing tool gives the ultimate touch of precision. Its finesse provides a customized, unequalled, lash-by-lash result.
Three shades: Audacious Black, Audacious Brown, Audacious Green (which is limited edition).
Earth now looks out beyond her boundaries to define her place in the cosmos. In her gaze glimmers a universe of exciting, endless possibility—galactic juxtapositions of matte colour clouds and gleaming blendable pearls of light. With a conceptually post-modern nod to fearless Barbarella and an eye on outer space, Vincent Longo’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection invites you to explore wonderful new horizons in ultramodern colours and textures. “Galaxy Dream” maps the ethereal beauty of distant nebulae and places it at your fingertips, reflecting starlight in your style, with your touch, to create personalized looks of stunning galactic magic.
Pearl X Eyeshadow ($25.00)The Pearl X eyeshadows feature rich colour coverage in a matte base showered with tiny pearlescent meteors of colour and pressed together in out-of-this-world combinations. Quantum leaps in beauty technology permits evolutionary Pearl X eyeshadows to pair matte powders and pearlized textures, and maintain the integrity of each texture perfectly consistent throughout the press and for the life of the product. Upon application, these pigment pearls combine and glide through the matte base, creating incredible looks unique to your touch, and bringing new glimmer and grace to your personal style. With each application, for every occasion, a star is born, a new world awakens. You choose your destination; “Galaxy Dream” leads the way. Simply direct the finger toward the area you desire; Vincent’s touch-sensitive pigments will blend themselves with the specific gravity of your touch for a unique eye of heavenly beauty.
Getting your body into shape for summer exposure needn’t be an arduous struggle. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has a whole host of natural, animal and environmentally friendly products to help you look good in those little summer dresses and feel happy to bare all!
Seeing as it’s summer – why not go naked?! Packaging is kept to a minimum at Lush, out of respect for the environment, in fact Lush solid products are actually naked … you can’t get less packaging than that! Choose one of Lush’s super moisturising body butters to prime skin for exposure. The skin exfoliating and toning Buffy (£5.25 for 90g or £9.45 for 200g) will help you get the perfect beach bum. A favourite of Kylie Minogue, it’s packed with ground rice, aduki beans and almonds to gently scrub away any dry skin and cellulite, helping to firm up limbs. Helen Ambrosen, Lush Product Creator & Co-Founder, recommends keeping skin stimulated to achieve that toned look, “One of the most important things to do is to keep your skin gently stimulated and maintain a healthy circulation. By doing this you’ll encourage the elimination of toxins, ensure a healthy turnover of cells and stimulate muscle tone”.
A good moisturiser is essential for your summer beauty routine, in order to combat dry skin. When skin is tanned it instinctively wants to dry out and shed the dead skin – as tanned skin is fundamentally a response to sun damage. So choose moisturisers that are highly emollient, to lock-in moisture and help prevent peeling. Dream Cream (£10.25 for 240g) is a Lush best seller and the ultimate soothing moisturiser, using olive oil as a rich emollient that seriously softens the skin. According to Helen “There is evidence that keeping the skin softened helps maintain its barrier function helping to prevent moisture-loss”. This, in turn, also helps to maintain a suntan!
Alternately, if you don’t have a beach holiday booked and are worried about facing summer with pale and pasty winter skin, Lush has just the thing for you … apply some Charlotte Island body tint (£5.25 for 100g / £10.50 for 250g) for an instant holiday glow. Especially good for covering any unsightly blemishes or thread veins on legs and giving you the confidence to wear those short summer skirts without tights. This is also ideal for those who have overdone it in the sun and have a bit of a patchy, red tan … smooth into skin to even out skin tone and allow the aloe vera to soothe and calm redness and the cocoa butter to moisturise, hopefully avoiding any peeling.
Tired of waiting for your brushes to dry after washing them? Wait no more! Introducing the revolutionary Sigma Beauty Dry’n Shape system! The Dry’n Shape was designed to completely dry and shape your most dense brushes within 4 to 6 hours, guaranteed.
The Dry’n Shape provides the necessary pressure to bristles to quickly and efficiently remove water from every fibre. The fabric used to shape the bristles was specially engineered to accelerate water evaporation, resulting in a faster drying time for your brushes.
The Dry’n Shape is an easy, quick, and effective way to quickly dry and shape your makeup brushes. Follow these three easy steps for best results:
Wash your brushes using a mild shampoo or brush cleanser.
Gently press the bristles to remove any excess water. Place the clean, damp brushes into the Dry’n Shape using the smallest band the brush will fit into. Make sure that all bristles are firmly compressed.
Wait 4 to 6 hours and your brushes will be completely dry and ready to use! In addition to being completely dry, the bristles will be reshaped to their original form. Your brushes will be perfect for your makeup application!
You now have a convenient option to wash and use your brushes as often as you’d like!
Zoya Touch CollectionZoya Nail Polish presents 3 new, full coverage nude creams – softly kissed with a bit of metallic to make them ultra wearable. Zoya is the new color of fashion… The Zoya TOUCH collection was designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week – Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2011 collections.
A few highlights and special guest appearances for this Friday, May 27th:
Hourglass at Sephora Times Square, 1-7 pm:
· Blush & Bronze Express Service
Enjoy a special guest appearance by Hourglass Artistic Director and celebrity makeup artist Gina Brooke, and learn how to play up your natural glamour by focusing on your cheeks. The combination of blush and bronze tones is like a light switch for your face.
Anastasia at Sephora Columbus Circle, 2- 8 pm:
- Brow Know How Express Service
Achieving Anastasia’s signature brow is easy when experts teach you how to create a strong brow as the focal point of your face.
Sultra at Sephora Soho, 1-7 pm:
- Bombshell Express Service
Using the clip-less Bombshell iron, let the hair experts at Sultra teach you how to create 3 different looks with their amazing tool. Choose from Rockin’ Ringlets, Wild Waves and Hippie Chic bohemian waves.
Cover FX at Sephora 86th & Lexington, 1-7pm:
- Treat & Conceal Express Service
Learn how to achieve a flawless face with the pro’s from Cover FX with just four easy steps – prep, cover, blend and set!
Stila at Sephora Flatiron, 2-8 pm:
- Blushing Bronzed Beauties, Sultry & Smoky Eye & Kiss & Tell Express Services
Get the ultimate beauty indulgence with any one of these THREE looks from the beauty buffs at Stila. Leave with a gorgeous sun kissed glow, sexy smoky eye or kissable pout for any weekend occasion!
LUSH introduce their newest Knot-Wrap just in time for summer!
The Beach Ball Knot-Wrap Bag (£4.95) is here for a very British summer and just in time for the warmer weather! The newest addition to Lush’s environmentally friendly Knot-Wrap range is designed to look just like a beach ball when it's wrapped up and can be used to carry your summer essentials about while you head to the beach and enjoy the summer sunshine.
Inspired by bright and colourful beach balls, as well as a bag, this oversized scarf can be also be used as a neck scarf, a bandana or just something dry to sit on when you're picnicking. Limited edition until the end of August 2011, make sure you don't leave home without it!
Lush introduced their successful Knot-Wrap range in 2009, offering vintage scarves as a means of gift-wrapping in-store to encourage customers to save on paper usage. Our Knot-wrapping with vintage scarves has proved so popular that we decided to print scarves of our own design too! Using techniques similar to origami, the idea originated from Japanese culture where it promotes caring for the environment and reducing waste. All of the beautiful scarves are reusable and multipurpose.
Glamorous LA hair is the must have style right now as demonstrated by none other than Cheryl Cole herself. Ensure you hair is big, bold and large enough to make an entrance just like Cheryl’s, with these fabulous products from Lush..
BIG Shampoo (£10.45 for 330g)... does exactly what it says on the tub. Made with sea salt to install volume and shine, lemon and lime juice to make hair super clean and toothed wrack seaweed to ensure hair is supremely soft, hair will be larger than life, achieving statement locks that turn heads.
Maintain that glamorous bouffant with Lush’s recently launched Dirty Hair Styling Cream (£5.95 for 100g). With cocoa butter to soften and coat the hair and rosemary to calm the scalp, rub this super smooth holding cream through your hair from root to tip and ensure hair maintains both style and flexibility.
Becca Halcyon Days Collection for Spring 2011
- Guava Bright coral pink
- Damselfly Peach with golden highlights
- Flowerchild True coral
Halcyon Days Palette
- Mai Tai Lipgloss Sheer peachy nude
- Bougainvillea Lip & Cheek Creme Coral
- Faille Eyeshadow Golden peach
- Muslin Eyeshadow Creamy opal
- Chamois Eyeshadow Light bronze
- Serrana Soft pink shimmer / matte bronze
Automatic Eye Pencils
- Goa Bronze chocolate
- Majorca Intense black
- Tangerine Dream Bright sunset coral
- Dancing Barefoot Apricot nude
- Summerdaze Retro pastel pink
This all-in-one bronzer, shadow, and shimmer uses mica to diffuse light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding subtle warmth. The oil-free formula can be layered on your lids for a luxe look, swept on your cheeks for a radiant glow, or used as an all-over finish before heading out for the night.
This velvety smooth, peachy-apricot shadow/blush adds the perfect amount of color for a foxy flush so you look stellar around the clock. Frat Boy™ leaves you with a face that’s pretty and polished. When you can’t keep the boys away, blame it on the blush.