December is all about treating yourself – but that doesn’t have to mean totally switching up the products you’re using. (Unless you want to of course!) Instead, we’ve got 3 quick beauty tricks that will upgrade your routine and add some decadence to your day, whatever the occasion…
stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat
Love your usual matte lipstick but want to switch up your look for December? Introducing the Stila Glitterati Lip Top Coat! This mega sparkle top coat has been specifically designed to add a gloss and high-wattage finish to any lip colour. The bi-phase formula features ultra fine pearls in a water base to easily wash over lips and add a new dimension to your look. Shake well and add over the top of a matte lipstick of your choice and allow to dry.
Mai Couture Highlighter Papier
You’ve probably got your make-up routine down – foundation, concealer, blush, and mascara. But, why not make it extra special by adding a little shimmer to your finished look? It’s never been easier to achieve the glow of your dreams with these portable highlighter infused papers from Mai Couture. Get your sparkle on, any time, any place, with no brush or sponges required – ideal for touching up your make-up on the go without clogging pores or causing product build up. Just tear the sheets in half and pat onto your cheekbones for instant luminosity.
UP THE HYDRATION
NUXE Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse®
If you’re going to make one swap that will help you to indulge in a little daily luxury then try switching your regular body lotion for NUXE’s iconic body oil. It’s a blend of 7 precious botanical oils – including sweet almond, hazel, and sunflower seed – that deeply hydrate and restore glow to your skin. Not only that but it sinks in really quickly so you’re left with radiance, but no residue. Smooth a few drops into your skin, face, or ends of your hair for sweet-smelling sheen.
SHOW Beauty Pure Treatment Oil
If it’s taken you a while to jump on the hair oil bandwagon then now’s your time! This multi-functional dry oil can be used in a multitude of ways to add a little va-va-voom to your strands. The unique blend of argan oil and omega 6 work to condition and repair, coffee extract adds shine, while chamomile and ginger root extract boost scalp circulation to promote hair growth – phew! Apply sparingly through mid-lengths and ends on damp hair before styling. For an intense treatment, apply to dry hair then wrap with a towel and leave as long as possible before shampooing out. You can also apply a touch of oil to dry hair to add shine to your finished style.
GO FOR GLOSS
Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer
Taking some time to treat yourself to an at-home mani is the quickest way to add a little polish to your look – and using this lacquer from Smith & Cult feels like a real treat thanks to the ultra luxe packaging Created by the beauty icon who launched Hard Candy (and sparked our polish obsession in the 90’s), Smith & Cult strikes that perfect balance between gorgeous and edgy. Kundalini Hustle is a beautifully classic red – opaque, vibrant, chip-resistant, and 8-free — meaning the formula is free of not-so-nice ingredients like dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and triphenyl phosphate.