With the party season in full swing, here’s a list of my beauty essentials for the next few weeks. With after work drinks, office parties and family gatherings all before the New Year, look your best with these lovelies:
Orly Flash Glam Collection – £7.50
In my opinion, parties call for glittery nail polish and Orly have one of the best collections around. With colours spanning the whole spectrum of the rainbow, you’re sure to find the colour you want. My current favourite is Ultraviolet.
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover – £4.99
The tub says it removes nail polish in 1 second but I didn’t find it quite that fast, perhaps due to the fact I was wearing base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat. Still, it removed all of that in about 4 seconds and didn’t dry out my nails. It’s such a ‘handy’ way to remove polish and it contains almond oils so nourishes the nails in the process.
Liz Earle Signature Foundation – £21
Liz Earle have recently expanded their range to suit Asian, black and mixed raced skin tones (hurrah). This natural looking foundation gave me medium to full coverage and contains Vitamin E to help protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun’s radiation.
YSL Touche Éclat – £25
Believe the hype about YSL Touche Éclat, it lifts and brightens the face exactly the way you hope it will. It’s also a greay way to hide under eye bags and dark circles.
Bakel Pure Peel Exfoliating Face Mask – £55
With all this festivity and all these late nights, early mornings, your skin needs a little TLC. This mask contains 100% active ingredients to exfoliate, renew, hydrate and moisturise your skin. Leave it on for five minutes (it tingles!) and rinse off for tightened and brightened skin. Bakel is the brand of the Borgo Egnazia Resort, Italy – the spot of the Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake wedding.
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick – £25
I once read in Just Seventeen (remember that?) that every woman should own a Chanel red lipstick and now I’ve finally tried one, I can see why. This is the nicest lipstick I have ever had; the perfect, creamy red. The packaging is super luxe too.
What’s in your beauty arsenal?