Buh bye blemish

You’ve heard it before, but I’ll say it again – ‘try and never squeeze your zits!’

Make things better not worse by cleansing your face gently, then applying a dab of anti-blemish gel to soothe and calm any redness.

Origins Super Spot Remover™ Blemish Treatment Gel is a little pricey but worth every penny.

Battle breakouts fast! Just a dab of blemish-busting Salicylic Acid instantly helps speed healing, while anti-spot technology helps visibly correct lingering discolouration. Skin-calming Red Algae helps visibly relieve redness and, to help skin stay spotless, super exfoliators eliminate excess oils and pore-clogging debris.

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Touch me

Want to make an impression this manic Monday?

For the ultimate lazy girl’s mani, simply press on some false nails. Elegant Touch Opulence Ruby Royal is one good option.

They’ll disguise a multitude of sins in seconds and have your talons looking as good any celeb you can think of.

For ping-proof nails, this all-in-one manicure kit has you covered! With 24 nails in 10 universal sizes, you can have pretty, perfect nails in minutes. Glue is included for application and will give fantastic results for up to 10 days (when applied according to the instructions).

With an extreme metallic finish in deepest ruby red, this statement almond nail is guaranteed to get you noticed.

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Nifty nails

If you’ve let your nail prep go, help is (pardon the pun) at hand.

Mask the problem with a little dazzle.

Ciaté Mineral Love Nail Colour in Rosebush is hard-wearing, lasts for days and gives a pretty and fun mani to transform tired talon into nifty nails!

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Beat the blemishes

Those pesky spots have a nasty habit of appearing at the most inopportune moments.

Help is at hand, courtesy of a gentle natural cleanser. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Cleansing Facial Wash is one good option.

This is infused with potent tea tree oil, cleanses blemished skin with each use and creates a cooling lather that removes impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling refreshed and purified. Use daily for shine-free, visibly clearer results.

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Fast Friday – Bright eyes

Keep your eyes on the prize today, whether it’s 5pm and the end of a working week, or on snaring a few fun memories with your friends later on tonight.

For a confident look, work a pared-back nude lip with a powerful bronze eyeshadow, and all eyes will be on you.

Topshop Eyeshadow Mono in Ember is a good choice.

This is a limited edition multi-dimensional eyeshadow with highly reflective iridescent colour and lightweight feel. Sweep across the lid and build to the desired intensity or layer over liner to create a dramatic shimmering finish.

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Themed Thursday – A moment of peace

Enjoy a tranquil sensation, by adding some peaceful products to your beauty routine.

First up, and one for the boys, is Lynx Bodyspray – Peace. An intriguing fragrance, billed as supremely irresistible. There’s also shower gel and shampoo in the range to create an all-over awesome scent.Lynx_PeaBodySpray

LLo_DBlNPFor girls in search of a good mani, there’s Lottie London Lottie Laquer, Peace Out, Dark Blue nail polish. Make a splash with this azure pop blue polish.

And for instant calm in times of mini-crisis, try Origins Peace of Mind™. When the world closes in on you and your head feels a size too small, apply just two dabs of this mind-clearing magic potion on the back of your neck, temples and earlobes. You’ll feel a tingling sensation as pressure, tension and tightness begin to feel as if they melt away.Origins_PofM

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Eyes on the prize

Shimmer and sparkle are winners at most times of year, but right now move away from traditional gold or silver, and think bronze for a new take on the vibe.

Kiko Milano Water Eyeshadow in Bronze is an instant colour eyeshadow, for wet and dry use.

A revolutionary eyeshadow with instant colour release and dual wet and dry use, this utilises a mixture of groundbreaking spherical powders for an outstanding colour effect, bringing together extreme coverage, pure luminosity and is long-lasting.

Its soft, creamy texture enables the creation of a multi-dimensional make up, for colour with “bright” volumes and remarkable purity.

Thanks to powders particular manufacture, this eyeshadow is easy to blend and offers immediate release of perfectly even colour. The exclusive three-dimensional shape, with a special ergonomic design, facilitates product uptake, making it quick and easy.

Enriched with moisturizing, smoothing active ingredients, Water Eyeshadow remains light and imperceptible on the eyelids.

Available in 32 luminescent shades, they are ophthalmologically tested.

Also, Happy Valentine’s Day y’all.

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