Although it might still be a little chilly if you want to feel the glow of summer just walk around the beauty counters and you’ll soon feel a sunny glow with lots of new products geared up to holidays and sunshine.

You’ll be lost for choice at The Clarins counters with their new launches. Joli Rouge Lacquer joins the lip collection. It combines the shine of a lacquer, the colour density of a lipstick with a comforting lip balm. In eight shades and four finishes including Pop Pink it looks great with a tan.










With holidays in mind there’s Waterproof Eye Pencils with precision tips for easy lining and Ombre Eyeshadows with long lasting holds in three finishes sparkle, satin and velvet with new formulas that blend easily and really do last.

Clarins High Performance Sun Care has launched ten new protective formulas with only high level SPF 30 and 50+ protection for face and body and two new after sun formulas with the latest technological and botanical advances exclusive to the brand. We love the Refreshing After Sun Gel and the Sun Care Cream for the Body in both SPF 30 and 50+



Hands are the first giveaway of age so why not pamper them as you do you do your face? From Sisleya comes a complete anti-ageing care that plumps, smooths, hydrates, nourishes and protects while combating dark spots and other forms of hand ageing.

Looking for a summer fragrance for that special occasion then Coach has the answer with their new floral scent inspired by their signature tea-rose. It’s a floral fruity scent with notes of grapefruit and goji berries with a heart of peony and peach combined with base notes of musks and white woods. The bottle is as you would expect from the leading design house with a silver hanging on the oval feminine bottle. Perfect for the bride or as a bridesmaids gift.

Getting your body beach ready means having skin that’s soft and supple. It should start from the shower and the L’Occitane boutique in the Victoria Quarter has the answer with their Douche Frappe Shower Shake. Enriched with almond oil and almond milk, this shower bi-phase shower oil has two different textures which when mixd together become a milky formulate. Just shake the bottle and you’ve a product that gently cleanses and works to moisturise and nourish your skin all day long. It rinses off easily and is a great shower experience.











Head to John Lewis in Leeds on the 25th April between 11.00am and 4.00pm if you want the very best advice in nail care and a complimentary file and polish from the Mavala experts. There’s also nail care advice from the experts and a goody bag with any purchase made.

You will be tempted by the latest collection from Mavala Solaris. Great for travel these little pots incorporate the seasonal nail trends, including two tone nail styles and ring finger highlighting. There’s sand to tan, cream and clay browns, and pop of coral orange. You will want them all!






The Body Shop’s Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask is the perfect thing to give your skin a boost. Inspired by Central American rituals this richly textured, naturally exfoliating mask really does energise and revive just like a shot of expresso and will leave your skin looking healthier, reduces the appearance of puffiness too if you massage in circular motions to help boost circulation










Norvell’s award winning formula of using brown and purple toned bronzers to counteract unwanted orange is paraben, gluten and cruelty free and 100% vegan. There’s six products in the range including an exfoliating prep mitt,skin refining scrub, colour building tan extender, and a primer. Rapid is a one hour self tan mousse which develops over the net 24 hours whilst Effect is a mist with anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties. No wonder the celebrities and dancers on Come Dancing just love being pampered with Norvell.











Its all about lips at the NARS counter with a multi-use gloss that gives a stand-out shine on lips, eyes and cheeks. Great for travel  you have everything in one smart container. There are five glittering shades in multi-tonal hues all with nourishing Vitamin E and softening coconut oil. Creamy and comfortable they are luminous and layerable.

Whilst at the NARS counter you will be unable to resist one of the nine new shades that join the existing ones in the Brilliant Lip Gloss range including a vivid gold. Its comfortable, long wearing with the doe-foot applicator providing easy precision and has potent sea lavender to help prevent against signs of ageing and smooth fine lines.










Chanel always has fascinating launches and this month is no exception. UV Essential is an anti-UV shield with a high level of protection and is enriched with natural antioxidant and antipollution ingredients. It also hydrates helps preserve the skin’s youthfulness.

Les Beiges Water Fresh Tint is a unique makeup experience which needs to be seen to be believed. Use on its own or as a base the results are really luminous and unbelievable. Other items in the collection include Les Beiges Health Glow Lip Balm Intense which can be used on its own or under lipstick.

Perfect for travelling is the collection’s  nine shade Natural Eye Shadow Palette with shades from beige to mineral bronze and sienna that compliment all skin tones. But a must have for every handbag is the Healthy Glow Sheer Powder which comes in seven shades in a beautiful limited edition packaging.










Glow and Sparkle is the message from Fenty Beauty. Sun Stalker Warm Bronzer is an easy to use product in eight shades that brings out the warm to all skintones from the fairest to the darkest.

New shades join our favourite Killawatt range. These products really rev up the glow. The Killoawatt Freestyle Duo is a creamy long lasting formula just melts in to your skin whilst the Killawatt Foil gives a phenomenal glow. Just swirl across your brow bone to the temples then up from temples above the brow arch and make your highlight dreams come true.












Don’t you just love visiting the Benefit counter? There’s some new bronzer shades joining the iconic Hoola range in Caramel and Toasted. Whilst if you have never tried Dr Feel Good products a  partner of Benefit then you should.  Especially the new silky mattifying loose translucent power in a lovely vintage box its perfect for keeping makeup in place in the hottest times!





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