Our round-up of the latest beauty treats
Nail this bargain while you can...
Opi nail polishes normally sell for up to £10 a bottle in nail bars and beauty salons. But last week a limited supply from the top nailcare brand went on sale in 99p Stores in Sheffield and Doncaster for, you’ve guessed it, just 99p a bottle. There are nine dramatic fashion shades available.
Body oils are a big beauty trend. They give intense nourishment to the skin but the latest formulations are made from ultra-fine oils that absorb instantly - and don’t leave a sticky residue on skin’s surface. Japanese Camellia Body Oil from Elemis
is a luxurious skin treat at £29.50 and contains camellia oil, sweet almond oil and plant collagen, which deliver incredible suppleness to extremely dry, dehydrated skin. It also works well in pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks.
Two thirds of British women want to look confident more than they want to look sexy, intelligent or more youthful - and a third say they dig into their cosmetics bags to find it. Wearing bold red lipstick like Estee Lauder’s Hydra Lustre in Rich Red, £19 at Debenhams, is seen as the most confident look of all. Though you have to be courageous enough to plump for it in the first place!
New to the UK, Transformative Cleansing Clay by Suki is a three-in-one facial deep-cleansing treatment celebrity beauty therapists are buying in their droves.
A cleanser, mask and spot treatment in one, it pledges to draw impurities and toxins to the surface while its anti-inflammatory action helps reduce blemishes, irritation and redness. It claims to transform skin prone to acne, eczema and rosacea with extracts of white Willow Salicins, Kaolin Clay, witch hazel and zinc. It’s £44 at www.lookfantastic.com
It’s a perfume taylor-made for teenagers... Pop princess Taylor Swift has launched her own perfume. Taylor by Taylor has fruity notes of lychee, tangerine and apricot nectar plus a feminine heart of peony and vanilla orchid and lasting notes of cashmere musk and creamy sandalwood.
Inspired by classic perfumes, the pearl-adorned bottle could be straight out of an Audrey Hepburn movie. The EDT version starts at £22.50 at The Perfume Shop.