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5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Since we’re in the midst of summer, it’s time to pack away those layers of makeup in favour of a summer-friendly approach. It’s all about making the most of your beauty products and embracing the natural glow which comes with the warmer weather.

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Below are five of our essentials, which are sure to make your face glow all summer-long. Don’t forget to check back on the second part which is focused on summer skincare!

Nars The Multiple, $56

Give your face an instant glow with this iconic cream, available in over ten different shades. Apply it to your cheekbones for a pop of colour, or use it on your brow bone and blend it into your foundation to achieve a beautiful bronze glow.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Josie Maran Argan Illuminiser, $35

While we’re on the topic of a bronzed summer glow, an illuminiser is a must-have for any summer trip. Use it on your cheeks, decolletag, or even your arms and legs to fake that perfect glow.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, $39.95

A cult-favourite, no makeup bag is complete without a bottle of dry oil. Use as a primer for glowing skin, on the body before bed as a moisturiser, or even in your hair for an extra glossy finish. A little goes a long way and it will surely become a huge part of your beauty routine.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

By Terry Baume De Rose Lip Care Wand SPF 15, $72

If you suffer from particularly dry or chapped lips, then your makeup kit won’t be complete without this. It’s just like the original, although it’s been transformed into a travel-friendly form for instant hydration.

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

Modelco Highlighting Trio, $22

Give your face a vibrant, youthful glow with this multi-functioning palette to give the skin beautiful luminosity. The three shades can be worn separately or combined to create any look in seconds – and without makeup brushes!

5 Essential Summer Beauty Products

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Top 5 Floral Fragrances For Women This Spring

Who can resist a signature floral scent, especially during the spring time?

To save you the headache of testing them out yourself, we have gathered our top five floral fragrances which are lightweight and perfect for all occasions.

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Chloé Roses de Chlo, $80

As a relatively new fragrance, Chloé took an old classic and filled it with scents of bergamot essence, grey amber and of course, rose. Just one spray is enough to linger on your skin for hours and it doesn’t feel too overpowering for the day time.

Top 5 Floral Fragrances For Women This Spring

Katy Perry Spring Reign, $69

Not only is the bottle a work of art, but the scent of Katy Perry’s new fragrance is perfect for the beginning of spring. Notes include cedarwood, vanilla, and gardenia, which are light and airy for the warmer season. It’s a limited edition fragrance, so be sure to catch it before it’s gone forever!

Top 5 Floral Fragrances For Women This Spring

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Parfum, $90

You’re probably already familiar with Daisy, but it truly is the perfect scent for spring. The calming notes of gardenia and violet petals are definitely everyone’s cup of tea, not to mention they smell absolutely delicious.

Top 5 Floral Fragrances For Women This Spring

Serge Lutens Fleurs D’Oranger, $148

A cult-favourite amongst the beauty community, Fleurs D’Oranger features a white rose and jasmine fragrance which smells just like a summer garden. Apply onto your pressure points and it will leave a sweet smell all day long.

Top 5 Floral Fragrances For Women This Spring

Nuxe Prodigieux Eau de Parfum Spray, $118

Released after the worldwide success of Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse multipurpose dry oil, the perfume version is a mirror copy without the oily residue. The soft white orange blossom is accompanied by sweet honey notes, which feel luxurious on the skin.

Top 5 Floral Fragrances For Women This SpringWhat is your signature fragrance this season?

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Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

If you’re not a big fan of fake tanning, then investing in a good body shimmer is a must-have for the summer season.

Rather than risking it all for a mostly orange-based colour (which by the way is a nightmare to remove), shimmers are lightweight and emphasise your own natural glow.

We have found just a few options which will leave your skin looking perfectly toned, especially for a special event or a night out!

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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Golden Oil, $29.95

After the success of their dry body oil, Nuxe created a revolutionary new formula with tiny shimmering mineral particles. Apply just a few drops to your skin to achieve an instant glow, with a delicious honey scent! It helps to soften and illuminate the skin without the use of any harmful chemicals.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body, $88.28

Loved by Kim Kardashian, this shimmery, paraben-free formula creates the illusion of longer, toned legs in no-time. With a cooling, menthol fragrance, it helps to stimulate the circulation in your legs, and is also quick and easy to apply.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

The Base Skin Illuminator Shimmer, $24

Create a natural glow by applying just a pea-sized amount into your moisturiser and applying directly onto the skin. Since the formula is highly pigmented, you only need a tiny amount to transform your entire face and body. Apply as a shimmery contour onto the cheekbones, decolletage, and of course, on the legs.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

Red Carpet Kolour Luminous Body Glow, $49.95

A shimmery formula which adapts your skin tone and creates a subtle glow. The formula is quick-drying and won’t leave an unpleasant stain on your clothes. It truly is the perfect product to apply just before you’re heading out the door! Available in three unique colours to suit your own skin tone.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

ModelCo Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser, $24

One of the only products you can actually use on hair, face, and body which is good for your skin! Packed with natural ingredients such as chamomile and Vitamin E to nourish all skin types.

Body Shimmers For All Skin Types

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5 Products For Extremely Damaged Lips

Admit it, taking care of your lips is probably the last thing you want to be doing.

Even though it takes just a few minutes to exfoliate and apply a balm before going to bed, this can often be forgotten (especially if you just want to hit the sack). If your lips are looking a little worse for wear, try some of these hydrating lip products which will repair them in no-time.

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La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Lips, $13

A intense formula enriched with natural vitamins to cure chapped, dry lips overnight. The fragrance-free formula is perfect for those suffering from sensitive skin, since it won’t interfere with your current routine, or leave a nasty smell. Used as a high-strength formula for patients on Roaccutane.

5 Products For Extremely Damaged Lips

Nuxe Reve De Miel, $19.99

Now you’ve probably heard us proclaim our love for this product before, but it’s just so good!

The formula dries matte, and leaves lips feeling so soft and silky. Apply a tiny amount before going to bed, or use it to prime your lips before applying lipstick. There is also a stick balm, which unfortunately is only sold in the United States and Europe.

5 Products For Extremely Damaged Lips

Avene Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream, $9.59

Packed with various antibacterial properties, Cicalfate is the ultimate 2-in-1 skincare secret suitable for the entire body. Apply a tiny amount (a grain of rice), and massage in circular motions over the skin.

5 Products For Extremely Damaged Lips

Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy, $22

A luxurious overnight treatment which helps to repair lips by conditioning and soothing. Packed with nourishing shea and mango butter for a pleasant smell which lingers all night long.

5 Products For Extremely Damaged Lips

L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm, $15

A heavy duty formula ideal for the colder weather, and helps to repair broken lips. Apply over clean, dry lips before going to bed for best results. Use daily until lips are completely repaired, or apply onto other dry patches on the face and body.

5 Products For Extremely Damaged Lips

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Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

The French pharmacy is known for its miracle skincare products which are ideal for sensitive skin types, and those suffering from redness and inflammation.

Luckily, it’s easy enough to shop some of these products in Australia – but where do you start? Below is a cheat-list of the best products you need from the French pharmacy.

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Bioderma Crealine H2O Cleanser & Make Up Remover, $29.99

By now, you’ve probably heard us rave about the importance of micellar water for effectively removing makeup. Bioderma was one of the first brands to release a micellar solution for sensitive skin, which is perfect to use on both the face and eyes!

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

Nuxe Baume Levres Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, $19.99

A hydrating lip product which locks-in moisture, and heals chapped lips overnight. The thick formula is packed with a pleasant honey and fruit fragrance, and won’t irritate sensitive skin and lips.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser, $24.99

A gentle cleanser which acts as a 2-in-1, and carefully removes makeup while keeping skin feeling soft and hydrated. The formula isn’t too drying, and won’t leave your skin feeling tight after each wash.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

Avene Thermal Spring Water, $9.99

Cleanse, smooth, and refresh your face with thermal water every single day to achieve clear skin. The non-irritating formula aims to neutralise the pH levels in your skin, without causing extra redness or irritation.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, $29.99

The best multi-purpose oil with an added golden shimmer to give skin a healthy glow all year-round. Keep this in your bag for a boost of added hydration, or even just a quick touch-up during the summertime.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Ar Intense, $39.99

Intended for those with couperose-prone, inflamed, just overall sensitive skin, the Rosaliac aims to restore skin back to good health. Apply a pea-sized amount of the product onto the areas that need treatment, then apply your usual moisturiser over the top.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

Bioderma Hydrabio Rich Cream, $39.99

Use this hypoallergenic formula for super-sensitive skin after cleansing to lock-in moisture without over-stimulating the skin. The lightweight moisturiser treats dehydrated skin to lots of hydration, which is perfect during the morning or even before bed.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

Avene Cleanance Lotion Toner, $29.99

A gentle-action toner which soothes the skin, while also minimising the appearance of large pores with long-term use. Apply onto the face using a cotton pad, and focus on areas such as the forehead and t-zone after cleansing.

Must-Have French Pharmacy Skincare Products

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