Is it scooping out that perfectly whipped peak from a brand new pot of your favourite moisturiser? The first spritz of a hairspray you’ve been desperate to try, or the first twist of a bold new lipstick; pristine, perfect and guaranteed to give you a killer pout!
Whatever it is, feeling new feels great! Our experts Vanesa Guallar, Enzo Volpe and Rachael Parish
reveal their beauty secrets that will inject some newness into your 2015 beauty, haircare and skincare regimes, and help you feel amazing.
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Glamerous Red Lip
“Nothing gives me more joy than hearing that pop when I take the lid off my brand new lipstick...
Create a bright new beginning and forget your go-to shades. Your glamorous, silver screen inspired lips are just waiting to be discovered...Prepare your lips by removing dead skin with a damp flannel or a dry toothbrush. This will really help the burst of colour stay put throughout the day. Next, outline the lips with a pencil to keep the colour from running; the No7 Precision Lip Pencil in Red, £6.75, will stop colour dead in its tracks. Then, evenly and generously swoosh SEVENTEEN Stay Pout in Date Night, £4.49, across the lips.
For extra control, use a No7 Lip Brush, £7, or dab the colour in the centre of your lips and blend out using your fingertips. To add an extra sheen of glamour to this look, I add a little L’Oreal Super Liner Smokissime in Black, £5.99, to my eyes, creating a small feline flick, followed by a touch of blush from No7 Pop & Glow, in Cream Blush Stick, £9.95. Now it’s time to enjoy your bold new look and wait for the compliments to pour in! Getting this look couldn’t be easier with 3 for 2* on lots of goodies, including the NEW No7 Spring Collection Mini Eye Palette, £11, No7 Pop & Glow in Cream Blush Stick, £9.95, and Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Very Black, £5.99.”
Plaits are definitely my look of the moment. They’re effortlessly gorgeous and so easy to do at home. Plaits can be worn in so many ways and are great for most lengths or types of hair. Messy and textured, clean and sleek, to the side or around the front of the head... For a textured, boho-chic look, first scrunch dry hair with Lee Stafford Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray, £7.99, and use your fingers to amplify the roots of the hair. Once you have sectioned your hair as desired, plait, and rub loosely with Trevor Sorbie Styling Texturising Paste, £5.70, to slightly undo the plait. It’s a striking look that’s sure to get you noticed and feeling fabulous!
If you’ve got shorter hair, there are still plenty of ways you can work this look. Little braids add lovely texture and detail, with minimal effort required. Shorter hair has a tendency to be wispy, so make sure your hair is not newly washed and add some oomph with a generous spray of Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, £4.99, to give you extra control. Section the small part of hair you want to braid and plait away! Finish with Lee Stafford Argan Oil Nourishing Miracle Oil, £11.99, to hold your beautiful braids in place.
For an ultra-sleek look, cover the hair in a deep conditioner like Umberto Giannini Beauty Secrets Moisture Mask, £6, plait it and leave in all day – it will do wonders for the condition of your hair! Remember – there are offers on a great range of haircare and styling products from John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Primer, £9.99, to OGX Morrocan Argan Oil Shampoo, £4.66, and Ultimate Blends Sleek Restore Shampoo, £2.79.”
At the moment I’m loving the Micellar Waters. They are gentle on the skin but still remove every speck of make up and
dirt, creating the perfect canvas for your moisturiser to work its magic. Click open a fresh bottle of Garnier Micellar Water,
£3.33, and using cotton pads, sweep over your face morning and night for beautifully hydrated skin! For a more luxurious cleansing experience, No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil, £11, is also a favourite of mine. The lightweight oil helps dry skin feel healthy, looking bright and beautiful. Simply apply 2-3 drops, sweeping across the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin and work into the skin. The hydrating formula will enhance your dewy complexion.
The silky smooth consistency of No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum, £23.95, is a delight to apply. Not only will it help skin to look younger, it’s light enough to be worn underneath your go-to daily SPF moisturiser. Try No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream, £23, to finish quenching your skin’s thirst during the winter months.”