Winter skin be gone! After months of wind, rain, snow and freezing temperatures, Spring is finally on its way. But how do we prep for the warmer weather ahead?
Our Top Beauty Tips
Time to Spring clean! You may want to bin the following:
- Anything past the expiration date
- Products that appear dry or crusty
- Anything that has changed consistency, colour, or smell
- Anything with an SPF older than one year (SPF loses its effectiveness over time and it’s just not worth the risk.)
- Mascara older than three months. (Always toss it after three months, regardless of how much there is remaining.)
- Old, dirty make-up brushes and sponges
Top tips for a smooth skin Spring transition.
- Switch to a lighter moisturiser. Higher temperatures result in oilier skin for everyone, not just those with a tendency to oily skin. It’s important to use a lighter moisturiser during spring.
- Exfoliate more often. Depending on the climate and your skin type, you may need to exfoliate more often in the spring and summer.
- Lighten up. For spring and summer, use a lighter foundation and lighter, brighter make-up colours.
- Sunscreen. Sunscreen is important all year, but imperative in spring and summer when more of your skin is exposed for longer periods of time. Stay vigilant with sunscreen.
Our Top Spring Products
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
Update your scent with - Daisy Dream, inspired by the boundless spirit of daisies and blue sky. Daisy Dream is both floral and fruity. The fragrance captivates with delectable top notes of blackberry, fresh grapefruit and succulent pear. The heart imparts a rich, feminine jasmine, notes of lychee and blue wisteria. If that doesn’t sound like a scent sensation, why not try Daisy? Fresh and feminine, Daisy is a playful bright and alluring scent with the luscious freshness of wild strawberry and blooming with the modern vintage edge of velvety violet petals, finished with a luminous blend of gardenia and jasmine.
Botanicals Fresh Care
Beat the rising temperatures and the frizz with Botanicals Fresh Care. Dedicated to crafting luxurious hair care, infused with botanical ingredients, these products are free of silicones, parabens and colorants, this stuff isn’t just good for your hair, it’s also easy on the environment as the company is committed to sustainability, collaboration, and community. Whatever your hair type, these guys have you (and the environment) covered! While we’re discussing hair, how about a colour refresh or quick change?
Colorista from L'Oréal Paris
After all, Spring is here, so why not have some fun with your colour. Colorista from L'Oréal Paris delivers semi-permanent hair colour in a range of trendy, bold shades. It doesn't matter if your base colour is ultra-light or a deep dark hue, they have tints for anyone. So why not go bold without the commitment and take your look to a new level.
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Masks
Detox, brighten and relax with one of 3 L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay masks. These masks are said to transform your skin in just 10 minutes! There are 3 types to choose from, each designed to target specific skin types. Choose from an “Exfoliate & Refine”, “Detox & Brighten” or the “Purify & Mattify” mask. This at home facial treatment is simple, quick and delivers smooth and beautiful skin for every age.
If your skin needs extra hydration during those cold months of winter, Essano cleanser and face oil have your back. Rich in certified organic Rosehip Oil and active natural botanical extracts such as Aloe Vera for hydration, the cleanser soap-free and soothing to renew and cleanse skin without drying. And when you team it with the Essano’s certified organic Rosehip oil, you have a killer combo! This oil is a powerful multitasker, clinically proven to minimise the appearance of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and sun damage.
Colossal Big Shot Mascara
Now it’s time to dip into that makeup bag! Let your lashes do the talking with Colossal Big Shot Mascara, a volumizing mascara for bold lashes in one coat! The Big Shot Brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume. It’s also suited to contact lens wearers! While you’re there, why not get perfectly precise and symmetrical wings every time with L’Oreal’s first flat wing brush liner, Hypersharp. The flat-wing brush goes from an extremely thin 0.01mm line to a thicker 2.00mm line with just a turn of the tip. A waterproof and smudge-proof formula that lasts a full 24 hours.
Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Mascara
Don’t forget about that brow game! Discover a natural, defined brow look that lasts all day with Covergirl’s Easy Breezy Brow Shape + Define Brow Mascara with a buildable mousse formula that shapes and defines your brows. Plus, the curved brush applicator allows for precise, no-mess application.
NIVEA Lip Care
If you’re looking for soft, kissable lips, you can’t go past NIVEA Lip. Stick with the NIVEA Lip Original Care, if you’re looking for a perfect everyday essential. Or try NIVEA Lip Fruity Shine in Peach or Strawberry for added deliciousness and shine. These bad boys will give you soft lips, kissing them with a fruity-fresh peach or strawberry aroma and covering them in a fabulous shimmer with a subtle, coral-toned glow or red-toned glow. If you suffer from cracked or dry lips NIVEA Lip Hydro Care is an everyday must-have and will only set you back $4.
NIVEA Body Lotions
Don’t forget the rest of you bod! If your skin has suffered this winter and is looking a little lack lustre, NIVEA Body has you covered! NIVEA Body Rich Nourishing Lotion is perfect for dry skin as it is filled with essential vitamins leaving the skin smooth and supple. For days you’re in a rush, NIVEA Body Express Hydration is an extra fast absorbing lotion with long-lasting moisture for all skin types. NIVEA Body Q10 Skin Firming Lotion will help get those pins ready for when the suns out and you’re not sure if you want to get your legs out! This moisturiser is an affordable lotion that helps to firm skin within 2 weeks!