This time of year more than ever we are all on a quest to look our best with parties, balls, dinner dances and generally a packed social calendar.

So we’ve put together a few new products that will help you along the way to looking your very best for the party season.

Making your skin look good is of prime importance so why not invest in a HydraFacial a favourite with stars and celebrities.

Somewhere in the world, a HydraFacial is being performed every 13 seconds.

It’s an invigorating treatment that targets fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, skin texture, even tone and vibrancy, pigmentation, oily and congested skin and enlarged pores

This non-evasive treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities whilst while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturising serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and you can see the results straight away.

It’s a great confidence booster so why not treat yourself or put it on your Christmas wish list. The HydraFacial is available at The Leeds Skin Doctor Clinic Tel: 0113 278 3344


If you are looking for a bold, statement nail, then KISS Glam Fantasy has got you covered. Polka Dots, 3D effects and glitter, this new collection has a diverse range of different effects and prints that are sure to have people asking who does your nails. Each set of nails includes adhesive tabs, nail glue, nail file and a manicure stick, quick and easy to apply and remove and there’s no damage to your nail.

Have a kit on hand in case you break a nail or damage your manicure they are the perfect solution or just be your own nail technician. Available from Superdrug and Boots.

Fans of Strictly are bound to envy the wonderful smooth tans the contestants sport in the competition – well its no secret that they achieve it with Norvell Self Tan Products. There’s no getting away from it party dresses look so much better on a tanned body and Norvell products give a wonderful non orange colour finish.

Their Gradual Self Tanner and CC Cream is perfect for winter use as you can build up a tan over a few days to whatever depth you want. Norvell is available from norvelltanning.co.uk











A wonderful new range of products comes from those lovely people at Neal’s Yard guaranteed to make the most of your beauty sleep. Over the years I’ve tried lots of products that you spray on your pillow with the result I usually end up with a headache and some just don’t work but I have found some that do!

Enter four amazing products formulated from organic ylang ylang and relaxing Indian patchouli essential oils. I love the Goodnight Pillow Mist and can’t sleep without it now. There’s also a great Beauty Sleep Body Butter that deeply nourishes after that bedtime soak or shower, a Vitamin E and Avocado Night Cream which deeply nourishes and soothes all skin types and a Beauty Sleep Concentrate that replenishes and recharges all skin types. All available from Neal’s Yard Boutique in the Victoria Quarter.












You are guaranteed to fall in love with Stila’s new Suede Shade Liquid Eye Shadow. Long lasting and in some real shimmery colours perfect for party time  it’s the perfect match for their new Hide and Chic Fluid Foundation. The foundation gives an undetectable coverage without being heavy. Its light liquid texture helps energise skin and gives a natural silky finish.











Choosing a gift of perfume from Lush means you are buying something meaningful. Many of their perfumes have been made with essential oils produced in a way that goes beyond sustainability towards regeneration, meaning they help restore the health of communities and their local environment around the world.












Perfumes are available in solid and 30ml and 100ml. We love Lord of Misrule. A patchouli, vanilla and black pepper perfume made with Dark Sumatran patchouli oil sourced from a permaculture centre in Indonesia where the plant is grown according to regenerative practices with the aim of protecting one of the most biodiverse places on earth. There’s also Rose Jam and Vanillary  helping in Pakistan and Brazil communities – find out more at our Leeds Lush shop and see how you can help save the planet.



Like skin nails need extra care in winter. Leighton Denny has all the answers for your winter nail care. Remove and Go is an acetone free nail polish remover with White Grape and Rose. And if your nails are damaged there’s a 2 in 1 Recovery Treatment with Thai Porcelain Flower that brightens nails but one product I won’t leave home without is Time Repair an anti-ageing miracle oil. It nourishes and softens hands and cuticles and improves the appearance of hand wrinkles. And don’t forget there’s perfect stocking fillers from Leighton  with his mini sized gift sets like the colour collection with three mini polishes one of which is glitter. Available from www.leightondennyexpertnails.com, M&S and John Lewis.












Check out Les Phyto Ombres a range of new long lasting radiant eye shadows. Perfect for the party season our favourite is sparkling topaze. Use on its own for a startling effect or in the crease to give dazzling definition. There are 20 shades to chose from – you’ll be lost for choice.










For Chanel’s Holiday 2019 Collection, Lucia Pica found inspiration in Gabrielle Chanel’s love of ornaments. While Mademoiselle famously pioneered the ‘less is more’ approach to elegance she was equally fascinated by aesthetic opulence by the deep lacquer of Chinese Coramandel screens, or the shimmering gold leaf that decorated her apartment.


Lucia Lica envisioned the contemporary contrast between indulent splensour and refined minimalism for the collection with a statement smoky eye or a bold glossy lip set against a fresh luminous collection.

The collection includes products for lips, face, eyes and nails and is guaranteed to make you look stunning for the party season.













Pop into the L’Occitane boutique in the Victoria Quarter for some really unsual gifts. We love the Cracker Quattro that will make you the talk of your Christmas Dinner Guests. These delightful crackers are filled with either Lavender, Shea, Cherry Blossom or Almond Shower Gel and Cream. Check out the baubles with exciting products inside and for the person who has everything how about the Rose Musical Box.












And finally for him. He will love the new Jimmy Choo Urban Hero Fragrance. Its sophisticated and sensitive with a hint of rebellion It is a woody aromatic eau de parfum with top notes of Lemon Caviar, Black Pepper, Heart Notes of Rosewood and Vetiver and the Base Notes are Grey Amber and Leather Accord. In a flask shaped glass bottle partially clad in metal he will love you forever if you give him this gift.













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