5 Minutes With Beauty Blogger Nikki Parkinson

April 22, 2013

One of our favourite beauty bloggers Nikki Parkinson of Styling You believes you don’t need to spend the big bucks on great beauty products. She shares her handbag must-haves (plus the one red lippie that suits everyone!)

1. What are your top 3 budget beauty buys?

Garnier oil-free BB cream,
NIVEA Pure & Natural Facial Cleansing Wipes andWoolworths Select SPF 50+ sunscreen.

2. Winter is a great time to try a bold lip. What’s your favourite red lipstick that suits all skin tones?

L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse Lipcolor in 300 (Juliet). It’s got pink undertones so goes on lips for a deep red finish. Love that it’s a gloss hybrid too.

3. Which beauty products are always in your handbag?

Covergirl + Olay pressed powder for touch ups during the day. Maybelline NY Superstay 14Hr Lipstick in Perpetual Peony. It’s my go-to pale pink lip that still pops colour but works also with a smokey eye. Lanolips 101 lip ointment. It keeps my lips hydrated and my cuticles sorted – great for re-applying at traffic lights. NIVEA Invisible for Black and White roll-on deodorant. If I need to re-apply during the day, I don’t want it on my clothes. Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector. I apply sunscreen everyday but I don’t want to get caught out having to spend extra time outside without being able to re-apply.

4. It’s time to ditch that dusty old mascara – what’s the hot new mascara right now?

Maybelline NY Illegal Length Fiber Extensions mascara: I’m loving this for adding the length my eyelashes really, really need.

5. What nail polishes are you wear this autumn/winter?

I do love a dark nail and any shade of black or grey will get my tick but to still give my nails a pop of colour in winter, I reach for Essie’s Aruba Blue. It means that if I’m wearing charcoal and black in my clothes, there is something bright to make the outfit pop.

What are you favourite budget beauty buys?

Nikki has partnered with Woolworths to promote their new full service beauty bar at the Sydney Town Hall Store. The new dedicated area is home to products from some of Australia’s most popular beauty brands including Model Co., L’Oreal, St. Tropez, Essie and much more with specialists from each of the brands providing on-going free professional treatments for Woolworths customers.

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