Across The Beauty Editor’s Desk: The Beauty Products You’ll Be Coveting…
Across the Beauty Ed’s Desk features all the hottest new beauty products and collections that have landed on our Beauty Ed’s desk; those which are tried, tested and very much loved!
These are the beauty products you’ll want to get your hands on; from new brands to cult classic brands, perfume to brow perfectors, this beauty round-up features all the products everyone will soon be coveting…
BURBERRY BRIT RHYTHM
Burberry introduces a new fragrance to it’s Brit Rhythm collection (and we hear there’s a new one for the guys too) and it’s oh soooo beautiful! Available now, the new Burberry Brit Rhythm for women combines powerful femininity with a rock & roll edge in a powdery floral fragrance with an unexpected fruity twist. Fresh top notes of orchard fruit, Sicilian lemon and orange open up to an intoxicating heart of Egyptian jasmine, lotus blossom and dewy lilac. Base notes of ambery woods, driftwood and musk give a sultry dry down. RRP $160 (90ml).
ANTIPODES WORSHIP SUPERFRUIT ANTIOXIDANT SERUM
Scientifically shown to inhibit oxidative stress in-vitro by up to 90%, Antipodes new Worship serum keeps skin youthful! Who doesn’t want that right? Fortify skin cells against early ageing and free radical damage with this water-based serum accenting the antioxidant potency of New Zealand-grown superfruit. Boysenberry, blackcurrant, kiwifruit and revolutionary antioxidant Vinanza Grape® from grapeseeds are extracted with a technique using only pure water for high natural bioactivity and no chemical residue. With shots of coffee berry, açaí and the essential fatty acid alpha lipoic acid (ALA), this is a supreme daily organic skin booster. RRP $54.50
THE BODY SHOP VINEYARD PEACH RANGE
Launching 30th March, this collection will have you scented in summer with a peachy collection good enough to eat (although we don’t recommend actually eating it!). We’ve been lathering ourselves in this delicious range (Shower Gel, Body Butter & Body Mist) on a daily basis and there’s no doubt in our minds that the Vineyard Peach collection is a Body Shop range you’ll be lining up to get your hands on. Peachy-licious!!
BILLION DOLLAR BROWS
How long have you been try to achieve Kim Kardashian brows, but to no avail? Pretty sure there will be hundreds, if not thousands of girls with their hands up right about now. If there was ever an answer to achieving perfect brows, ‘Billion Dollar Brows’ is it! We cannot rave about this one enough, especially The Brow Buddy – the ultimate brow shaping tool for the seasoned professional to the first-time brow shaper. This tool is placed against the face under the nose, while its arms move out like a protractor to find the start, arch and end of your brows, which you mark a pencil, all to suit your unique face shape. From there, you simply shape with hair removal or fill in with product. Pretty cool huh?! There’s a full brow range available, so to check out the entire collection head to: www.billiondollarbrows.co.nz.
FITE – DERMALOGICA X RAVEN & LILY
To celebrate the month of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Dermalogica have collaborated with Raven + Lily, a socially conscious lifestyle brand, to produce a limited edition handmade bag filled with four top-selling (we’re talking cult-classic, and our favourite) Dermalogica travel-sized products. The beautiful bag can be purchased for $2 as part of a gift with purchase promotion from authorised New Zealand Dermalogica stockists during March 2015, with all proceeds going to Dermalogica’s philanthropic initiative – FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship). The Raven + Lily bag is handcrafted from 100% organic cotton and made in India by women freed from the sex trade. It includes four travel-size Dermalogica products; Special Cleansing Gel; Daily Microfoliant, Skin Smoothing Cream and Antioxidant Hydramist, and is valued at $80. Amazing!
THE AROMATHERAPY CO. THERAPY RANGE – COFFEE BODY SCRUB & COFFEE BODY BALM
Made in New Zealand, there’s really not a product we don’t adore when it comes to The Aromatherapy Co. but oh my, this Therapy Range, Scrub & Balm collection, is amazing! Coffee Body Scrub – an exfoliating Coffee Body Scrub blended with the 100% pure and natural essential oils of Cocoa Vanilla & Cassia with coffee to rejuvenate and polish the skin. Cocoa & Vanilla are warming and stimulating while the pure essential oil of Cassia can refine and brighten the skin. Coffee has natural antioxidant properties which can help target cellulite and other skin ailments such as stretch marks and dryness. Blended with Grape Seed Oil and Bees Wax to help remove dead skins cells and reveal supple, glowing skin and infused with Coconut Oil for its healing and toning abilities. Coffee Body Balm – a nourishing Coffee Body Balm which is also enriched with the 100% pure and natural essential oils of Cocoa Vanilla & Cassia with Coffee to nourish and hydrate the skin. Cocoa is soothing and calming. The warming qualities of Vanilla can help the skin retain moisture, while the energising pure essential oil of Cassia has replenishing properties, ideal for skin rejuvenation. Coffee is rich in antioxidants to feed your skin. This balm can leave your skin radiant and can restore your skin’s natural moisture level and inherent softness. Head to www.thearomatherapycompany.co.nz for stockists, or to buy online.
HASK HAIR CARE RANGE
Hair obsessed much? Yeah, us too. We love good hair care products. In fact it’s something we never mind splurging on. If it’s making those tresses shiny and healthy – get it! That’s our motto. The latest shampoo and conditioner we’ve been trialling are from HASK, and yes, it’s pretty darn good. Utilising high quality ingredients, you can choose from three varieties in the HASK range – Argan Oil, Macadamia Oil and Keratin Protein; all formulas are paraben, sulphate & alcohol free, animal-cruelty-free, colour safe and smell absolutely amazing. Available from selected pharmacies, Farmers, department and health stores. RRP $15 each
Beauty on a budget sound like your game? Collection Cosmetics is a super-affordable beauty range, available from Countdown stores throughout NZ. Collection from the UK is here to inspire Kiwi women to Work the Colour. With an incredible range to choose from, Collection’s makeup features fresh and fearless colours, inspired by the latest fashion trends and without the hefty price tag. We recommend giving the Big Fake Curves mascara a while – it’s pretty spectacular!
BOTANICALS BY ECOYA – LIMITED EDITION ORIENTAL LILY & PATCHOULI CANDLE
If you’re a candle fiend like us, you’ll agree that ‘you can never own too many candles’. We’re currently enjoying the beautiful scent of Ecoya’s new limited edition Oriental Lily & Patchouli; the aroma of Oriental Lillies and jasmine melded with the rich essence of patchouli and sultry musks. Available now through till the end of August at Steven stores throughout New Zealand (and from MYER if you’re based in Australia). NZ RRP$44.95.
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