Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth talks at-home gellish nails, jet lag beauty cures and and fail-proof mascaras in this week’s beauty Q&A…
Q.) Working 9-5 I don’t have time to hit the salon every time I chip a nail, I know there are at-home gelish kits that come with all the trimmings but is there a less complicated alternative?
A.) You’re in luck, Revlon have just launched a great gel-inspired range that beauty editors across the globe are raving about. A simple two-step process just apply your chosen colour onto the nail (no need for a base coat) and, once it’s dry, seal with the diamond top coat for a stunning finish. The formulas are all salon-quality and are chip resistant so you can literally cut out the middle manicure man and get perfect tips at home.
Q.) As a frequent flyer I’m on the lookout for a fast-acting face mask to help relieve the signs of jet lag – dark shadows and dry patches – what’s new on the market?
A.) The delicious sounding facial soufflé from Elemental Herbology should be right up your street. Known as the “miracle in a tube” it treats not only dry skin but also sensitive and flaky areas on the face. Using patented ingredients including Hematite and Gluadin WL Benz to deeply improve hydration levels, the award-winning formula doubles up to provide benefits as an overnight cream or mask that provides nourishment, soothes and intensely improves the skins barrier function. It’s your one-stop shop for flawless skin.
Q.) Is it just me or do some mascaras require at least three coats before you start to get anywhere?
A.) I’m with you on that one. Some formulas take a while to thicken up, especially if you’re using a plastic rather than fluffy wand. I think you’ll be impressed with Bourjois’ 1 Seconde Mascara, it literally does what it says on the tin and coats, thickens and lengthens lashes in one swoop. A massive time saver if I’ve ever seen one.
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