We Love… August

Essie Bridal Nails

Essie Bridal Collection polishes

Sugar-candy and milkshake shades add just the right romantic touch whether you’re the bride or a super-chic guest. Try delicate milky hues with a bright outfit or bolder sugared almond tones with a paler look.

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Beauty Editor favourite

I would scoop up the whole range of Phyto travel kits if I could – these rainbow bags are not only super pretty but packed with delicious formulas that leave your hair glossed and good to go. If I had to pick? The Damaged Hair Kit – it contains a mini of Huile Supreme, one of my all-time favourite hair oils, and has everything to combat dryness and frizz.

 

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Buyer picks

Anna

Anne Semonin’s new Intensive Complex Duo’s are a must this month. I can’t wait to get the Balancing Complex for myself. I also want to get my hands on the new Wild Rose Overnight Sleeping Facial from Korres when it lands later this month.

 

Charlotte

I’m so excited for Bath and Unwind’s newest brand launch – Nourish! I’m especially thrilled to be able to share their Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer – an absolute makeup bag must-have for me at the moment!

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Heat-wave life savers

We couldn’t be enjoying the sunshine snap more, but for skin that’s feeling a little parched you can’t do better than Elemis’s Soothing Apricot Toner. Its alcohol-free formula means it can be spritzed liberally, helping cool you down and giving your complexion a little radiance boost at the same time. For an all-over body cooler, Decleor’s Arome Tonic  smells like heaven and is perfect misted gently over tired and sticky limbs.

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The eyes have it

Recent reports suggest that too many of us are putting style over substance when it comes to our sunglasses. Choosing fashion-forward frames that leave skin exposed at the side of your eyes can be a contributing factor in increased wrinkles. Want to get sensible about your shades? Look for wraparound-style sunnies that have the following:

  • the CE Mark and British Standard (BS EN 1836:2005)
  • a UV 400 label
  • a statement that the sunglasses offer 100% UV protection

As a little extra boost, we’re loving Gatineau’s Advanced Rejuvenating Eye Concentrate, from their bestselling Melatogenine range, which offers three forms of protection and rejuvenation for smoother, younger-looking eyes.

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The super-food inspired hand cream

If you can’t get enough of kale, then you’ll love this new anti-ageing hand cream from Brit brand, Nourish. Combining everyone’s favourite leafy green veg with super-hydrating argan oil, it’s perfect for hands that need a hit of health.

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The Limited Edition kits from This Works

Following the huge success of their In Transit range (Victoria Beckham tweeted her love for their fab primer) This Works have decided to spoil us with two brilliant Limited Edition bags bursting with a capsule collection of their travel must-haves.

The hottest summer fragrances

Two summery scents we can’t get enough of right now are Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Caribbean Island Wild Flowers which combines tropical blooms with a hint of shea butter and salt, and Miller Harris’s relaunched Le Pamplemousse with its sharp grapefruit notes.

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The new discovery

Annick (our social media and design guru)

With my new exercise regime underway (yes, I’ve finally joined a gym) I really wanted something to help tone and firm skin but also be quite natural and gentle. After meeting our new brand Weleda, I added this beautiful Birch Cellulite Oil to my wish list. It’s packed with essential oils and plant extracts to help target the signs of orange peel. Plus, the heavenly scent makes it feel like a little luxury as well.

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Try Laqa & Co.’s chubby lip pencil in plumping pink Wolfman or indulge with Rituals’ glorious Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil. Fancy a delightful dose of brightness for your skin? Use your points on Nourish’s Radiance Mini Kit and you won’t be disappointed.

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