Monday is definitely the hardest day of the week! But let’s start it with good news. Shopping! It can turn any day into the weekend! I was so excited when I found out some new brands will become available on Lookfantastic, Beauty Expert, HQhair, and Mankind! I don’t know any of them but it may be a nice opportunity to try something new out! What do you think?

NUDESTIX

Available now!

NUDESTIX is the brainchild of Jenny Frankel and her daughters Ally and Taylor. Jenny noticed that her daughters were neglecting make up brushes, palettes and bold colours in favour of stains, smudges and a swipe of mascara – the family set out to create a simple collection of easy-to-use make-up crayons that cover all the bases and give you a fresh-faced, barely-there look. Enriched with skin-loving vitamins, antioxidants and moisturisers, each multi-purpose NUDESTIX is loaded with just enough colour to get the job done and leave you glowing.

We love the easily blendable Lip and Cheek pencil (£24) for highly pigmented colour and coverage with a weightless feel.

NUDESTIX is now available to pre-order at lookfantastic, and will launch on general sale from the 1st February.

YOUNGBLOOD

Introducing YOUNGBLOOD mineral cosmetics – a new premium range of high quality, 100% natural mineral make-up that feels silky, lightweight, and allows skin to breathe. YOUNGBLOOD offers a full range of complexion products made from high-quality, natural ingredients and suited to all skin types and concerns.

Try the Natural Mineral Foundation for skin that radiates a natural, healthy glow, resulting in a younger-looking, flawless complexion.  The brand has a growing celebrity following – Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba are fans of YOUNGBLOOD’s commitment to using luscious ingredients that love the skin.

Shop the range with us from late February!

Alpecin

German Engineering for your Hair” is a claim that has delighted automotive and beauty lovers alike. Alpecin contains a large dose of the active ingredient caffeine which stimulates weakened hair roots – driven by studies proving that caffeine provides protection against the harmful impacts of testosterone on hair growth.  The full range will be available at Mankind on the 23rd of February.

Bakel

Bakel is an Italian lab developed skincare brand, with truly unique products made exclusively from active ingredients and suitable for all skin types, including post-surgery, allergy-prone and sensitive skin. The range fights against the main causes of skin-ageing and takes a firm ethical standpoint:  no animal derivatives are used in its formulas and it’s firmly against animal testing.

The range includes an Intense Regenerating Serum (30ml for £270) to stimulate profound skin regeneration, Bakel Malica Brightening Serum (£95) and an Antioxidant Serum (£95). Don’t be put off by the price – the powerful active ingredients in this revolutionary skincare brands have led to a plethora of 5* reviews.

Bakel will be launching on Beauty Expert from early February.

Själ

Swedish skincare brand Själ has a mission to bridge the elements of ancient eastern medicine with the latest in western biotechnology. Co-founders Karen and Kristin Petrovich offer a luxury skincare line that is simple to use, highly effective on all skin types and most importantly, is founded on holistic principles. With minerals such as gold, silver and germanium, and precious minerals such as diamond, blue sapphire and ruby, this unique brand offers different ranges of products for women of all ages.

We love the Själ Orbe, a multi-tasking eye crème designed to lift the eye area, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fatty deposits, dark circles and puffiness.

Själ will be available at Beauty Expert from early February.

Louise Galvin Haircare

Welcome to Louise Galvin Haircare. Louise is the daughter of celebrity hair stylist Daniel Galvin, the stylist credited with giving Twiggy her trademark blonde crop and Princess Di those classic highlights. Louise has made a name for herself as a colourist passionately committed to creating a no-nasties haircare brand. Louise Galvin products contain no silicone, sls, petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances or polymers and are loved by famous faces including it-girl Cara Delevigne.

Louise Galvin Haircare is available now at Lookfantastic.

Anne Sémonin

 Created over 25 years ago, Anne Sémonin was a founder of the spa concept and remains dedicated to providing exceptional spa venues all over the world. At the heart of the brand’s philosophy is their quest to offer  tailor-made treatments and products for each woman’s unique beauty needs. The range includes a gentle comfort, calming and soothing cream mask for dry, flaky sensitive skin described in reviews as a “magic potion”.

Anne Sémonin is currently available to pre-order at Beauty Expert and will be released on general sale in early February.

DOOP 

We’re joining the DOOP dysfunctional family. This hair styling brand creates products that make it possible to create every hair style you could want, without making hair feel greasy or weighed-down. All products are paraben-free, easy to use and wash out without any hassel.

Choose your own style and get addicted to DOOP at Mankind – available now!

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