NuBo Voile is the latest breed of skincare/makeup hybrid. This luscious scented cream-gel feel like velvet on the skin and dries to a powdery finish.
Fine lines and imperfections are immediately softened up and the skin is left looking radiant and smooth. With hyaluronic acid NuBo Voile plumps up the skin and works long-term to hydrate and fight ageing.
If you have pimples then you’ll need to wear foundation on top of it, but if you just need a bit of extra help then this could be everything you are hoping for.
It’s available in a range of shades and there’s also a transparent version; £40 from Harrods.
Creme de La Mer is probably the world’s most famous moisturiser. Touted as a miracle for skin and adored by a smorgasbord of celebs – apparently England’s very own party girl Kate Moss slathers herself from head to toe in this stuff.
It also has a reputation for being thick and luxurious – great for dry or mature skin but not so wonderful for young, oily skin which breaks out easily. Worry not though, the formula is also available as a lotion or gel.
I decided to test Gel de la Mer, The Moisturising Gel Cream, to see if it’s all it is hyped up to be.
Containing La Mer’s innovative ‘Miracle Broth’; a combination of sea kelp, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, lecithin, Vitamins C, E and B12, as well as oils of citrus, eucalyptus, wheat germ, alfalfa and sunflower, this moisturiser has a lot to live up to.
So is it a miracle? Well no, but then I don’t believe in miracle products. It is however an extremely good moisturiser which my skin happily drinks up. After a week of use my skin looks strong and healthy, it has a slight dewy glow and any dryness has been smoothed and softened.
It’s a gentle product too; my acne-prone skin hasn’t broken out and I love the fact that I can use it as an eye-cream without any bother or stinging eyes. My complexion just adores the texture of the gel too. It sinks in so quickly and provides a smooth base for makeup; I can easily apply my powder foundations without it sticking to wet patches.
Am I happy with this product… yes! Would I shell out £156.60 for it? Yes! Would I tell my boyfriend how much it cost? Never!
Winter is a tough time for skin. If you want to remain smooth and hairless under your tights instead of adopting a woolly mammoth appearance it’s essential to replace the moisture sapped by shaving. This Works Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil achieves just this with a luxurious moisturising mix of nine pure essential oils. It’s a treat rather than a chore to smooth the fragrant oil onto legs after showering and one application keeps me feeling smooth and unreptilian for several days.
Wafting around the house in a miasma of delish scent, cashmere socks on my feet, I couldn’t be happier. And if Beyonce happens to be playing, more the better! At £32 a pop it’s not exactly a beauty bargain but if someone sweet wants to treat you for Christmas you definitely wont regret it.
Once upon a time a girl had a date. She also had a cold. The two don’t exactly go together. We all know the pain of a red, flaky nose: makeup only emphasises the problem, important social commitments need to be cancelled. With D-day drawing ever nearer and no sign of my cold abating I was getting desperate. I had always dismissed the many celebrities and beauty professionals raving about Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream as mere hype. What makes it so special? Well, since it saved my nose I will endeavour to explain it to you in very real terms.
I applied the cream every time I remembered throughout the day (even when I suspected that my constant nose dabbing was rubbing it off.) Don’t ask me why it works, it just does, and even if your schnozzle isn’t in need of cold proofing I’d recommend stocking up on this cream. It has a multitude of uses and really is an essential to keep in your handbag. When the day of my date arrived my nose was perfectly flake-free; it was still a disaster but at least I looked pretty.