I hope you're enjoying the fantastic beauty we have on offer in October. We have some more great products lined up for you over the next few weeks!
Last season, my prediction of the must-own Christmas gift was true of the Ciate Manicure Advent Calendar. This sold out many times with us and was out of stock on the high street, with a flurry of shoppers frantically phoning around trying to secure this amazing and fun new twist on the advent calendar.
It was so hot, I know some friends who are fashionistas who were so horrified that they could not get it, even from me, that their boyfriends were instructed to purchase it at an astronomical price from ebay (more than 4 times the QVC price!).
We are launching the new Ciate Mini Mani Month with some unique colours, nail art and jewellery that we have hand-picked just for you, together with an instruction leaflet so that everyone can learn how to do the famous caviar glitter or sequin finishes that are regularly seen on celebrity fingers for those red carpet moments.
Be warned, if you have two sisters, two daughters etc. you will have to buy more than one if last year’s QVC sell out and high street fights are anything to go by.
Stila – Smudge Stick set
Stila celebrate everything to do with fashionable make-up, giving you up-to-date, trend-setting looks that they are famous for creating with artists, in shows and shoots. This modern liner set allows you to celebrate this season's colours but with easy application and, if you are looking for speedy make-up that's fashionable and can go from desk to dance floor or day to night, this would be it.
Use the liners as smudged shadows, especially the emerald, for instant fashion colour impact, but also use them as they are water-resistant. For the fashionista we have the new striped liner technique, where graphic lines of unblended liner are used, not just near the lashes but as bold paints of colour strategically placed on the lid as seen on the catwalks.
Presented in a great Stila box, this is definitely one for the Christmas gift list too so look out for this new kit – so new in fact that we haven't even shot it yet and the image above is from our buyers!
bareMinerals – Glow all the Way
If you are happy with your foundations and base make-ups like mascaras, eyeliners and blushers etc. but – when you do your make-up on a daily basis, you are just not looking fresh, your make-up looks a little bit drab or garish and you wish you had a few secrets that would still keep you looking not too heavily made up but looking brighter, fresher and more awake – then this is the kit for you – this also has no image yet as we have only just got it – so all I have is a picture of the box!
It is great value and can be added to any skin tone as there is no complexion product. However, the original Mineral Veil, although translucent may be preferred on cool based, dark skin tones if it was tinted.
The trick to this kit is easy. Do your normal make-up and then finish with 'Mineral Veil' to give an extra air-brushed look. Apply the ‘Love Radiance’ as a highlighter and a natural shadow look if desired.
Put the ‘Well Rested’ underneath eyes and in any lined areas to brighten (even over the top of concealer and foundation) and this can be reapplied during the day if you suffer from dark circles.
Then, the must-own smooth talker ‘Moxie Lip Gloss’ is an amazing natural pinky/gold which will especially look gorgeous if you are looking for make-up to complement gold earrings and jewellery or if you have had any gold or caramel colours put into your hair during the winter months.
You do not need to own any other bareMinerals products for these to work on top so it could be a first purchase to complement your existing make-up bag.
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