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Just thought I’d share how Bermuda Rose from L’Oréal’s new Miss Denim collection looks. It’s a gorgeous neon pink. I’m loving this texture finish!

I hope there are more colours in the pipeline. Don’t forget, they hit the shops next month, priced at just £4.99.

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Next month sees the arrival of L’Oréal’s first textured nail collection, Miss Denim. There are four summery shades which dry to a denim textured matte finish. This is Indigo Classique and I love it!

Extremely easy to apply with a decent brush and quick to set, you don’t need a top coat to seal this hard-as-nails polish. I’m usually quite messy with painting my nails but I achieved a neat job and the manicure has stayed on my nails for three days on the trot with very minor chipping on one nail. Two coats are a must for optimum colour and thankfully it is a breeze to remove.

I usually have a short attention span with nail textures and trends but I’ve been charmed by Miss Denim and adore this colour. The other shades are Azur Salopette (lilac), Bermuda Rose (rosy pink) and Jean & Tonic (baby pink).

L’Oréal’s Color Riche Miss Denim polishes are priced at £4.99 and will be available nationwide from May.

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This one is a throwback to my younger years (*cough*). The moment I put it on my face, I was transported back in time as the familiar smell and tingling sensation hit my pores. With the temptation of new products on the market, it’s easy to forget the ones you used to rely on.

The Honey and Oat 3-in-1 scrub mask is a triple treatment – it cleanses, polishes and moisturises normal to dry skin in one step. It’s a creamy scrub mask containing oat grains and Community Fair Trade honey, and my word, does it smell delicious! It’s not a sweet honey scent but more like its blossom – can’t stop opening the lid and inhaling a whiff of it.

Honey is well known for having antibacterial properties and is great for softening, smoothing and moisturising skin. Asian mums will bang on about mixing honey with gram flour to make a face mask (No? Just my mum?) or shove it down your throat when you’ve got a cold, so I have certainly been educated on the power of the golden nectar.

The Body Shop ethically sources its honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia via their Community Fair Trade program, using traditional methods whilst fiercely protecting the bees and this little pot contains that little bit of love that’s gone into making one of the key ingredients.

You smear it on and leave alone for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. It doesn’t dry so you won’t have to worry about the product feeling crusty or tight on the skin but it does tingle a fair bit so if that’s a sensation that’s not your liking, then perhaps you may want to skip past this in the shop. (I’m hardcore so I will pretty much put up with anything so long as my skin isn’t melting off.) After I prefer to wipe it off with a flannel to make sure it’s all gone.

Afterwards my face feels baby soft, hydrated and it glows. It’s not an exfoliating scrub as such, it just polishes your complexion. I would recommend cleaning it off with a damp flannel or face towel because it’s quite messy.

Recommended to use once a week, the mask is £10 for 100ml.

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