This week I have been looking at all of the new beauty and cosmetic launches for Fall and Winter and have to say I have come across some absolute gems I’m sure will become best sellers.
Nail wise I am loving the Winter 2016 collection from America’s No1 salon nail experts, Essie, who have released possibly the most colourful nail collection for this time of year. The first thing that pops into your head when you think “Winter Nail Collection” and people often think of cold hues like grey, slate and black or plums and wines; so Essie’s turnout was a pleasant surprise. There’s something for everyone in this collection.
If you love deep reds and wines then Ready To Boa (glistening bronze mahogany) and Party On A Platform (London garnet red) won’t disappoint. There’s also a metallic gold called Getting Groovy, the collection’s namesake and one of my favourites. Satin Sister is another one of my favourite shades and it’s described as a sleek ebony peacock blue. For those of you that like to stick to neutrals then your manicures and pedicures will ooze plenty of chic with Oh Behave! (nude peach frost) and Go With The Flowy (cloud like dove grey). Essie’s collection is said to take some inspiration from the London 60’s party scene, hence the shade names, but clever Essie have also tailored the six shades to the upcoming festive season.
Satin Sister & Getting Groovy as a metallic accent!
New Look have also had an exciting time with the launch of their much overhauled and extended cosmetic and beauty range on November 13, that will be available at their larger stores. Wolverhampton’s store had so many goodies. New Look weren’t bad at ticking beauty trend boxes before but oh my they’ve upped their game with sleek packaging and winning formulas sure to rival higher end cosmetic lines. The majority of the products are purse friendly under £10.
The Oxygen Nail Growth Formula is inspired by pricier nail care products on the market and works to promote the growth of your natural nails. I landed a bargain here, £3.99 and I’m looking forward to using it and seeing it deliver.
A lot of their nail colours embrace the hottest trends. Matte and gel formula polishes also make up their nail collection. I picked up 2 shimmery metallics, Mermaid (sea blue) and Petrol (shimmery red toned copper). New Look have also included baked bronzers, blushers and highlighters which are similar to MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Powders. If you’re looking for an amazing smelling body wash or body lotion, they have also released some gorgeous smelling bath, body and skincare treats too. Honey and Almond body wash has to be my favourite of these, but they also have other scents like Coconut and Rose.
Honey & Almond body wash (above) and Coconut & Rose body wash, £3.99 each in New Look beauty range
It seems there isn’t a thing New Look haven’t thought of beauty wise, with plenty of promising facial skincare and hair care products making up the range too.
Detox Tea Tree Purifying Face Mask, £4.99
Coconut Oil Body Melt Body Butter, £7.99
With Christmas just around the corner, their gift sets look so irresistible you’ll want to keep them for yourself!
Mini Rollerball Fragrances Set, £9.99
4 Pack Liquid Lipstick Collection, £14.99
Metallic Holographic False Nails, £3.99
5 Pack Ombré Brush Set, £14.99
I could have easily bought a lot more of these New Look treats and I’m looking forward to wrapping some of them up as gifts this Christmas.
Garnier Ultimate Blends range of hair products and body lotions was something I’d also heard great things about and I’m so glad I discovered The Sleek Restorer Hair Oil.
It’s a multi-use hair oil that is formulated with coconut oil, which has been proven to be one of the best natural hair conditioners. Used before and after styling it protects against the more unwanted effects of straightening and curling (frizz, flyaways, split ends). Being a multitasker this product is also great for pre-nourishing your hair before you wash it for added suppleness. Using The Sleek Perfector, I have noticed my hair stays straighter and sleeker for longer.
The Garnier Honey Treasures Body Restoring Lotion is also worth a try if you’re looking for a body moisturiser that’s easily absorbed. This has a slight honey smell but isn’t at all overpowering and leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft, I highly recommend.
And finally I’ll finish off with something limited edition. Vaseline’s recent collaboration with Lulu Guinness has delivered one of the most stylish lip balm tins around. Limited edition tins are something Vaseline are no stranger to. Queen Bee, Pink Bubbly and Paint The Town Red also proved very popular.