Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to rock nude nails this winter
- Elsa McAlonan reveals the best nude nail polish to get cosy this winter
- She also takes a look at the popular hemp beauty craze that’s not slowing down
- And she examines whether or not her bubble bath is causing irritation to her skin
WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: NEW NUDE NAILS
Nude nails are on trend this winter and the classic nude nail polish is a cosy option (stock image)
Nude nails are not just for the warmer months. This winter, the catwalk classic nude polish has got cosy.
Mavala Nail Colour in Velvet is a best-selling light pink shade with a breathable formula that keeps nails healthy.
Or for a warmer shade, try Max Factor’s new long-wearing Nailfinity Gel Colour in Standing Ovation
If you’re looking for a bargain, opt for Barry M’s Air Breathable Nail Paint in Peachy with a high-shine, anti-chip finish.
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The hemp beauty trend is showing no sign of slowing down, and now this must-have ingredient has arrived at Aldi.
Pre-order is available online before it goes on sale from Thursday.
Its new Lacura range of affordable hemp-based skincare includes the soothing CBD Facial Serum enriched with cannabis sativa seed oil and oregano oil
Nourishing Hemp Body Lotion (£4.99) and Hand Cream
HOLLY’S SKIN SMOOTHER
Holly Willoughby (pictured) helps maintain her glowy skin by having a makeup artist apply the Slow Ageing Essential Moisturiser
Presenter Holly Willoughby’s glowy skin is given a helping hand by make-up artist Patsy O’Neill, who creates her base using the Slow Ageing Essential Moisturiser (£45, slowageing.co.uk).
Suitable for all skin types, it renews the protective skin barrier and guards against pollution damage. It also contains firming seaweed polyphenols and plumping oceanic biopolymers for a more youthful complexion.
IS MY BUBBLE BATH IRRITATING MY SKIN?
We know that soaking for too long in a very hot bath is not good for your skin, but what you put into the water may also be irritating it.
Lorna Veale, founder of British clean beauty brand No Secrets, says: ‘Traditional bath products might contain chemical foam enhancers which may irritate sensitive skin. Instead, look for finely ground bath salts containing magnesium sulphate to relax muscles.’
Designed to be applied to your body before stepping in to the bath. It then dissolves into a calming, skin-softening bergamot, eucalyptus and lavender bath oil
From midlife the face can begin to show signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, age spots and a loss of elasticity — known as the three dimensions of ageing. Eucerin Hyaluron Filler + Elasticity 3D Serum (£28.50, boots.com) is formulated to target these problems, helping skin look firmer and more even.
formulated to target these problems, helping skin look firmer and more even
THREE OF THE BEST: POSH PALETTES
Features easily blendable, highly pigmented shades
Ases a long-lasting, creaseproof gelee formula
Draws your attention, and the powder won’t settle in fine lines
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez caused a flurry recently after she teased the launch of her cosmetics line. But the star already has a significant presence in the beauty world, having released 25 fragrances — the latest being Promise
The woody, floral perfume features top notes of I talian tangerine, pink berries and nashi pear. The delicate bouquet of orris, jasmine sambac and honeysuckle at the heart, meanwhile, goes well with the base of cashmere wood, sandalwood and crystalised amber. As the nights draw in, this a scent that will take you from day to evening.