Ah, a new month paired with some beauty newness, love this for us.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wrap my head around the fact that it’s now October – how did we get here? Despite the almost constant downpour of rain, I love this time of year. In my bones of bones, I’m a lazy, cosy person. So I love nothing more than lounging in my PJs in the evenings, with candles lighting and a good film or series on. Then, to top it off, the clothes are ten times nicer (boots, scarves, cosy jumpers – I’m all over it), the seasonal coffees are back and the weather is kind of crunchy, for lack of a better word.
Another benefit of this time of year? The gift sets and for Christmas (it’s October, I’m allowed…) are starting to be rolled out, along with gorgeous new products. The temptation is everywhere for beauty fanatics, so here are some of the latest products that deserve a spot on your list this year.
Honestly, I could fill this whole article with Charlotte’s Christmas offering only, but I’m choosing this gorgeous little set because it’s sure to suit anyone and everyone. Like a little Pillow Talk wardrobe, you have the universally-loved, best-selling Pillow Talk matte revolution lipstick, a travel-size Lip Cheat liner, travel-size Collagen Lip Bath and a travel-size Charlotte’s Jewel Lips. Honestly, just dreamy. Check it out here.
No7 have really upped their skincare game, making this set a bargain and a half. Packed with seven stunning products, including the Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Day Cream SPF 15, with the matching night cream, eye cream and serum, the Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil, the Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum and, finally, the Airbrush Away Primer. All packed into a gorgeous gift set coming in at €65, see? A bargain and a half. Shop it here.
Ah, Kiehl’s, they know how to do a good cream, and the latest addition to their range is top-notch. Their Super Multi-Corrective Cream has long been hailed as a multi-tasking, anti-ageing wonder thanks to its hard-working, multi-functional formula with specially selected ingredients. Now, it’s been given a brand new update. Featuring three new supercharged ingredients: Phytomimetic Vitamin A, Chaga Mushroom & ProxylaneGX. Basically, in layman’s terms, it’s designed to target 7 signs of visible ageing – by improving the appearance of firming, lifting, smoothing, evening skin-tone, refining texture, boosting radiance, and hydrating the skin over time. Shop it here.
Every year, there’s a race to see who can get their hands on the gorgeous Christmas (yep, I went there) set from Bellamianta. And I’ll tell you, this year’s gift set is an absolute TREAT. This year’s set contains eight (8!) full-size products, including the famous medium tanning mousse, glycolic body scrub, gradual tanning moisturiser, body makeup, bronzing powder, a luxury tanning mitt, an exfoliating mitt, and the brand new luxury body tanning brush. Literally, everything you need for tanning from prep to that extra finishing touch. Valued at €130, the Bella Babes gift set will be on promotion in Boots for just €49.99, check it out right here.
Another tanning product, but who can have enough? Not me, I’ll tell you that much. Most of us know that the first step to achieving a gorgeous tan is all in the prep. You need to make sure that your skin is smooth, exfoliating, and free of any previous fake tan. This is exactly where the new body scrub from Dripping Gold comes in. Jam-packed with natural and mineral exfoliants including salicylic acid (BHA), volcanic sand, pumice and ocean-friendly bio-cellulose, so it’s kind to both your skin and the environment, a win-win. Check it out for yourself here.
If your skin is in the need of a little extra care, you’re gonna love this. The latest addition to the Nimue range is a powerful, lightweight serum for dehydrated skin with a triple-action approach, providing intense hydration in all the layers of the skin. The perfect addition to your skincare routine for the colder months, where many of us tend to suffer from dry or dehydrated skin. Plus, as well as being super hydrating, the Hyaluronic Acid Ultra Filler from Nimue offers anti-ageing, anti-pollution and anti-oxidant benefits. Shop it here.
Some people can’t abide by an eye cream, and others simply won’t live without it. If you’re one of the latter, you’re going to love this new eye cream by Irish skincare experts, SKINICIAN. Working to instantly reduces the depth and length of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. It may sound like a swizz, but the Dehydrated Hyaluronic filling spheres included in the formula penetrate into the skin folds and traps water – think of it like a sponge absorbing water, that instantly plumps and fills out. Check it out here.
These eyeshadow palettes are the perfect little addition to your makeup collection. The shades. The colour payoff. The blend. *chef’s kiss* Choose from three tones, Khaki, Sand and Purple. Each mini palette has nine shades, a mix of stunning mattes and buttery shimmers. The Khaki one, in particular, is sure to be popular, as the shades are ideal for everyday wear at this time of year, and a simple swipe of metallic across the lid adds a little *something something* to the look. Shop the range here.
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