Springtime Shake-Up

Spring is finally here! Time for mood lifting, wardrobe shifting, makeup brightening, waist-trimming and, generally speaking, tidying ourselves up to an acceptable standard in time for Summer.

The lovely Stacey Kilpatrick, voted Makeup Specialist of the Year at Professional Beauty Awards 2016, where we were lucky enough to be judging, has kindly graced us with her Spring/Summer 2016 mood board from her winning look.

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Stacey clearly got it right, as her mood-board replicates a lot of what we saw on the runways for Spring/Summer 2016, and it has certainly got us inspired.

Here are some of our top picks to get you inspired.

Spring Nails

We LOVE Essie’s Spring 2016 Collection – inspired by Palm Beach, Florida, to celebrate the return of sunshine (yay!). Striking the perfect balance between fashion forward and retro-glamour, this collection is bold and bright with shades in orange, red, purple and green.

Fortunately,  the fabulous team at BeautyGeeks have reviewed the collection. Just follow the link or click the image below to see all the reviews and colour comparisons from with the rest of Essie’s range.


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Glow From The Inside Spring Superfoods

With all the hype around the health benefits of naturally fermented foods (digestive health, immune health, detoxification, weight loss, “skin-food” – you name it)  we were thrilled to find The Beauty Chef handing out samples in Selfridges, where The Pro Hygiene Collection® is now stocking.

The shot of COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost, which we tried in store, is a new organic, bio-fermented probiotic concentrate designed to increase the skin’s production of collagen and promote a radiant, naturally plumped complexion from the inside out.

GLOWdrink1Although delicious, and the claims tempting, the real show-stealer and the brand’s bestseller is GLOW Inner Beauty Powder  – a biofermented skin supplement packed with “skin loving superfoods plus prebiotics and probiotics to nourish from the inside so you glow on the outside”. 

The magic is pictured on the right, made from one whole sachet (5g) of GLOW powder mixed with a glass of water, but you can also sprinkle over cereal, stir into yoghurt or mix into a smoothie. To be taken once daily.
Click here to read more about Glow and The Beauty Chef

Glow From The Outside Spring Makeup



The hottest spring makeup trends of 2016 call for glowing bronzed skin, glimmer eyes, and voluptuous lips, which you can get with the limited-edition Lovescape collection by bareMinerals.
Watch the Spring Makeup tutorial below so you can achieve the look for yourselves.

The Lovescape collection includes;

  • bareMinerals Ready™ Color Boost in The Stolen Heart
  • bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 – The Instant Attraction
  • bareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Chase Your Dreams
  • Perfecting Face Brush (Limited-Edition Gold Edition)

Shop the full collection here, and don’t forget to spring clean clean your makeup brushes, tools and accessories with The Pro Hygiene Collection®, to keep germs at bay, and your makeup look squeaky clean and beautiful.






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