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There are a few beauty products I’ve been using recently so I thought I’d do a round-up of some key favourite:
Oribe Fiber Groom (£37)
Yes, that’s ‘fiber’ – the American spelling. Cast aside this ‘negatory’ (arf!), this is a luxurious but brilliant styling product to shape your locks whether it’s short or long without the sticky residue most gloopy hair products leave you with. A very tiny amount is needed, rub between your palms and go crazy. I use it to give my short bob a little lift and I’ve woken the next day with my hair still feeling soft and manageable. It has UV protection and is colour and keratin treatment safe too. Available exclusively from Space NK.
Champneys Distance Shores Collection (£12)
This pretty in pink gift box contains travel sizes of spa Champneys’ new range. It comes with 4 items: a shower mousse (45ml), body butter (50ml), bubble bath (50ml), body polisher (50ml) and all of it smells lush – passion fruit, mango extracts and citrus oils. I’m going to stock up on full size ones and currently Boots have 3 for 2 deals on gift sets.
Collection from Next (from £8)
Last week I was invited to Next’s bloggers’ event, showcasing their range of beauty products hitting their stores. The ones which caught my eyes and nose was Collection – a series of reed diffusers, scented candles, perfumes and body cremes in 4 unique scents named after fashionable cities: London, Paris, New York and Milan.
Designed and developed in the UK these are so reasonably priced and look so stylish and elegant. My favourites are Paris (vibrantly fruity with a woody base) and Milan (a floral bouquet fusion of jasmine and orchid with amber tones). London is a floral composition with citrus bursts and a musky base, and New York is a white floral fragrance with jasmine and orange blossom. Prices range from £8 – £12 and are already available online or in-store.
Vaseline Pink Bubbly (£3.49)
Vaseline is the mother of all lip balms and the limited Pink Bubbly is the newest in its flavoured range of handy lip palm pots.
Last month Vaseline launched this flavour exclusively in Selfridges before it was rolled out to Boots, Superdrug and other stores nationwide. It’s very girly, decadent and has a lovely light pink hue and sweet scent. Pink Bubbly is available until January 2013.
Bourjois’s Queen Attitude Kohl Kajal (£6.69)
This brilliant cone-shaped kohl kajal is paraben-free with a natural wax content and is highly pigmented for an intense jet black liner. A decent kohl liner is one item I don’t like to leave home without and this one is perfect to slip into the handbag. The packaging is beautifully designed and secure too. Available in Boots, Superdrug. Tesco and Sainsburys from 30th November.
Do you have any personal favourites? Let me know!