SS17 make-up | trend report

SS17 make-up | trend report

I always feel that beauty trends should be taken with a pinch of salt: adopt the ones you fancy, but don’t be a slave to new styles at the expense of looking good and wearing make-up that actually suits you. That said, catwalk trends can be a fun source of inspiration and a great way to experiment and shake up your everyday look. There’s a definitive nod to the 80s this season, but I can confidently say you won’t catch me near a crimper – instead, here are the trends I can’t wait to wear.

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A Lush Father’s Day

A Lush Father’s Day

Father’s day is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me you may be pranging out about what on Earth to get the guy ‘with everything’. I find it trickier shopping for chaps, and often panic and go for edible gifts like chocolate and beer, but since my old man has been following a more specific – and limited – diet, it left me pondering other options, which is where Lush came to the rescue…
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Cheap & cheerful | Essence brushes

Cheap & cheerful | Essence brushes

Who doesn’t love a bargain, and for me there’s nothing more satisfying than a good beauty bargain – especially if the product is great quality too. I love Wilkos for their beauty products, and in particular the European brand Essence. I recently popped into my local store for a bit of a haul and came away with these pretty brushes (among other things).

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Beard care | grooming for the guys

Beard care | grooming for the guys

 

Something for the chaps! When it comes to beard care, you don’t need to spend tons of money to get yourself looking like the best groomed guy in town – just a bit of know-how. I roped in Krishan Parmar, one of my beardy co-workers, to take some hotly-tipped beard-care and shaving products through their paces.

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Too Faced Hangover Primer | review

Too Faced Hangover Primer | review

The title alone does it – anything that sounds like it would sooth and ease the ill-effects of a hangover is a winner in my book. I’m a huge fan of Too Faced so was really curious to try their latest skincare offering, Hangover Replenishing Primer. Unlike the type induced by drinking perhaps a little too much red wine, Too Faced’s playful take promises to cure your beauty hangover, so if you’re suffering with tired, dry skin, they say this is the bottle to be reaching for!

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