Spring Fever 2021
It’s been a bit of a tough winter for many of us. Long or on and off lockdowns have meant we haven’t seen family and friends for while (and may not do so for some time to come). To add a bit of cheer into our lives, we’ve done a wrap of some of the best new beauty products hitting the stores (online as well as bricks and mortar), this Spring. Ideal for spoiling yourself, these beauties will bring a smile to almost any face. After all, if not you, then who, and if not now, then when. Enjoy!
Mavala Pastel Fiesta Nail Polishes
No community sport has meant my nails have grown quite long in recent months (something that never happens over Winter), and I’ve been enjoying painting them different colours to suit my mood. With Spring coming along, I’m really looking forward to painting them some lighter, brighter colours, and the new vegan and cruelty-free Mavala Pastel Fiesta Nail Polish Collection fits the brief perfectly. The collection of 6 soft pastel shades match the colours we have seen virtually on the catwalks this season, evoking a sense of hope and optimism. The collection consists of 319 Brighton, a blossoming, intense mauve, 321 Gotland, a soft, Spring-sky blue lilac, 322 Hamptons, a soft, tender, feminine pink, 303 Biarritz, a serene and timeless grey-beige, 394 Taormina, a delicious, luminous raspberry pink, and 395 Rimini, a delicate, enchanting pale mauve. And don’t you just love the names? If we can’t travel just yet, we can at least wear these stunning travel-themed nail shades. Best of all, the mini size means you can get more than 1, to take you right through the season. Mavala Pastel Fiesta Nail Polish Collection 5ml each RRP $8.50 each.
Michael Kors Gorgeous!
If you like Michael Kors fragrances (and who doesn’t), you’ll know what to expect from this newest scent – Michael Kors Gorgeous! This intoxicating bold floral woody fragrance is for the woman who knows how to make an entrance. Top notes of Sparkling Pink Pepper and an invigorating burst of zesty Bergamot and Mandarin Oils open with energy, whilst bold white florals including Tuberose and Jasmine Sambac bloom into an intoxicating richness. Finally, a soft veil of Cashmeran and creamy Tonka Bean Absolute lifts to reveal decadent notes of Styrax, Bezoin and Suede which enrich the scent with sensuality. Surround yourself with something gorgeous this Spring. Michael Kors Gorgeous! EDP 50ml RRP $130.00, and EDP 100ml RRP $160.00.
Trilogy Combination Skin Range
Just because you have mature skin doesn’t mean it is necessarily dry. Quite a few of us with oilier skins move onto normal or combination skin as we age. For these skin types, looking for lighter skincare over Spring and Summer, we love the new powerfully natural Trilogy Combination Skin Range, with it’s easy to use 4 step program. Supporting ethical trade practices, and against animal testing, the range is enriched with natural ingredients, including salicylic acid (for exfoliating), witch hazel, lemon myrtle, and hemp oil, the range is ideal for young (I’ve had trouble wrestling this away from my teenager – always a good sign), and not so young to re-balance, clarify and re-hydrate your skin. Step 1 is the melon and mint scented Clarifying Cleansing Gel, (200ml RRP $45.99), which gently cleanses and balances skin without drying. Step 2 is the also melon and mint scented Purifying Cleansing Toner (150ml RRP $39.99), gently astringent, with lemon myrtle, which helps to rebalance and reduce skin oiliness. Step 3 is the Certified Organic Hemphip™ Balancing Oil (20ml RRP $27.95), with Jojoba and Olive Oils to hydrate, whilst salicylic acid mildly exfoliates, bringing skin into balance without oily residue. The final step in the routine is the (again melon and mint scented) Mattifying Moisturising Lotion (50ml RRP $52.99), which brings skin back into balance by replenishing both water and oil into your skin as needed, with skin loving ingredients Jojoba and Grape Seed Oils, as well as lemon myrtle and salicylic acid.
Face Halo Body Exfoliator
There is no doubt about it, my skin looks better with a little colour, and I do love a good fake tan. There is also no doubt that fake tan applies better to smooth skin. I love the cruelty-free and Vegan friendly Face Halo Body Exfoliator, which can be used wet or dry, to smooth and massage skin, removing dead skin cells as it brushes skin. The HaloTech fibres reaches deep into pores to cleanse and revitalise, as it helps to remove impurities, toxins and debris. Face Halo Body Exfoliator RRP $30.00. PS, if you’re into eco-friendly makeup remover pads, I also love the Face Halo Pro Eco Friendly Makeup Remover Pads. These re-usable pads, with HaloTech technology, are able to remove makeup with just water, removing even the toughest clay masks and long wear make up. Face Halo Pro Eco Friendly Makeup Remover Pads 3 Pack RRP $30.00.
Mavala Lip Fantastic Lipstick Collection
It looks like Zoom meetings will continue for a while yet, why not jazz up your look with gorgeous, Spring lip colours. We love the new collection from Mavala – Lip Fantastic. Taking inspiration from the sunkissed colours of Spring and Summer flowers, these 6 stunning colours take you from Spring to Summer, Day to Night, and Work to Play with ease. The collection includes 667 Lilly, a luminous sunkissed pink, 668 Rosa, a delicate, fresh soft pink coral, 669 Marigold, a shimmering, blazing summery orange, 670 Wild Poppy, an intense seductive fuchsia, 671 Petunia, a radiant, sparkling pink, and 672 Primrose, a soft, tender, pearlescent rose. All lipsticks contain the hydrating and nourishing Prolip™ complex, to keep lips soft and protected all day long. Mavala Lip Fantastic Lipsticks 4g RRP $27.95 each.
Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Collection
There is something just so uplifting about a delicate Spring scent, and for Spring days, I love a light, fresh, fruity floral to raise my mood. The new, limited edition Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia ticks all these boxes (and plenty more). The fragrance opens with the freshness of King William Pear, moving into the heart of its Freesia Base, before warming down to the base of sensual Patchouli. The end result – the sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of bright white freesias, their unmistakable blooms radiating innocence which is mellowed by warming amber, patchouli and woods. I think I just found my Spring signature scent! Jo Malone London Limited Edition English Pear & Freesia Cologne 30ml RRP $106.00, Cologne 50ml RRP $145.00, Cologne 100ml RRP $212.00 Body & Hand Wash 500ml RRP $99.00, and Home Candle 200g RRP $98.00.
Dr LeWinns Eternal Youth Skincare Range
Who doesn’t love an update of an old favourite, one that actually makes it better? Dr LeWinns has recently refreshed its Eternal Youth range, and as the owner of some quite mature skin, we couldn’t be happier. The key ingredient across the range – Juveleven is known to mimic the immortality of jellyfish, helping to protect skin from the damaging effects of UV, pollution and stress, slowing down the signs of skin ageing and rejuvenating skin cell appearance by up to 11 years! Combined with ingredients line Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid, skin is nourished, hydrated, and just glows with health. The range consists of Eternal Youth Foaming Cleanser (150ml RRP $29.95), it’s rich, velvety formula with Green tea and Elfe Flower working to gently yet thoroughly cleanse and remove impurities. A must for mature skin Eternal Youth Skin Polishing Exfoliant (100g RRP $29.95), formulated with biodegradable exfoliating beads works to sweep away dull surface cells and impurities. The Eternal Youth Revitalising Anti-Wrinkle Serum (30ml RRP $69.95) is an ultra-hydrating, silky serum featuring a potent combination of Juveleven™ PatchH20™ and Black Pearl to help repair skin and deliver intense moisture for up to 48 hours. Next, depending on skin’s needs, the range has 3 moisturisers all 50g RRP $69.95 each – Eternal Youth Light Hydrating Cream is a luxurious, light and fast absorbing cream that uses Squalene, Hyaluronic Acid, PatchH20™ and Black Pearl to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and provide up to 48 hours of lasting hydration. For skin that needs a little extra hydration, the Eternal Youth Rich Nourishing Cream is formulated with a powerful combination of Juveleven™, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroviton® Plus, Niacinamide and Shea Butter, to help provide instant hydration for up to 72 hours, while helping to improve elasticity. For skin with pigmentation or unevenness concerns, the Eternal Youth Luminous Brightening Cream contains radiance enhancing ingredients, as well as light reflecting pigments to help brighten skin while fighting the signs of ageing. Finally, Eternal Youth Intensive Eye Repair Cream (15g RRP $69.95) is formulated with Juveleven™, Beautifeye™, Neodermyl® and Black Pearl, to help reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles, and repair and smooth fine lines. For skin with mature concerns, this is a range well worth using.