Editor’s Picks – The ‘Summer Ready’ Beauty Edition….
Spring is officially here, and that means summer is just around the corner. This weeks ‘Editor’s Picks’ features items that are not only perfect for summer, but also for getting prepped for summer….
Karen Murrell Lipstick – Carnation Mist
A fabulous summer hue – Karen Murrell has released her latest colour – Carnation Mist. A romantic yet innocent touch of colour, which is perfect for day-wear in a delicate rose petal pink hue. Matching the pantene colour “vivacious” – this colour was heavily used in the Northern Hemisphere spring/summer fashion shows and is forecast to be a must-have hue right here in New Zealand during spring/summer.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter – Body Scrub
Not only does this body scrub smell absolutely delicious, leaving your skin with the aroma of chocolate (kinda wanted to see what this tasted like – but so far I’ve resisted) it’s also packed with beneficial ingredients such as cocoa and shea butters to nourish, gently exfoliate and promote skin renewal. This leaves your skin radiant, glowing and feeling silky smooth – definitely one for getting your body looking and feeling beach ready!Olive Skin Care – Clarifying Face Wash & Illuminating Face Polish
These two beauty gems are due to be released to the public mid September and I predict they will be rather popular! I’m already a huge fan of the Olive Body Care range so I was quite excited to try these newbies. They are both perfect for using as we head into the warmer season with the Clarifying Face Wash containing anti-aging olive leaf extract, moisturising extra virgin olive oil, brightening angelica root extract, soothing marshmallow extract and restoring pro vitamin B5. This contains all the hydrating goodies your skin will be craving in the warm, dehydrating weather. The other stunning product is the Illuminating Face Polish – my goodness this is a standout product and will have your face looking radiant and flawless after just a couple of uses. This contains antioxidant olive leaf extract, purifying kaolin clay, exfoliating sugar cane extract, anti-aging bilberry extract, restoring manuka honey and brightening lemon-extract! I am absolutely loving these new additions to Olive’s luxurious face care collection and are an affordable luxury at just $22.95 (clarifying face wash) and $26.95 (illuminating face polish). All Olive Body & Face Care products are 100% owned and produced here in good ol’ New Zealand and are 100% free from mineral oils and parabens (plus they contain no animal ingredients other than natural beeswax and honey – yippeeee! we love that!). Check them out online by following the jump: www.simuolive.co.nz
Gillette Venus SPA Breeze Razor & Bikini Trimmer
Sure – not something that is normally talked about online, but hey, I’m going to throw it out there because, honestly – razors are damned expensive, so if ya find one you love – why not talk about it right? I’ve recently been using the White Tea scented Spa Breeze razor by Gillette, and yeah, I think its pretty great! It has two gel bars located at the top and bottom of the razor and it makes for the perfect close-shave razor. The other item I thought was worth mentioning is the Gillette Venus Bikini Trimmer, because up until a week ago I didn’t even realise this existed. I thought this would be great to take away on summer holidays, as although I visit my lovely beautician every few weeks, when you’re away on holiday ya can’t just pop in to see your regular beautician and this could well be the perfect answer to never being caught out whilst on holiday, if you know what I mean!
ORLY – ‘Mash Up’ Nail Colour Collection
Loving this new summer 2013 collection from ORLY. Hyper-brights and high attitude hues work the weird and wonderful in Mash Up. This is a fabulous collection of nail lacquers that blur the line between energetic and outrageous with their mash-up of high impact colours, highlighter neons, holographic glitter, chrome and pastels. Definitely a collection that will see you through spring and summer with a variety of ways to make your nails pop!
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