Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to be on trend this summer with pink polish  

WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: PINK POLISH

British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, reveals a selection of polishes for embracing the pink nails trend (file image)

British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, reveals a selection of polishes for embracing the pink nails trend (file image)

British beauty expert Elsa McAlonan, reveals a selection of polishes for embracing the pink nails trend (file image)

It’s the colour that dominated the spring/summer catwalks, and now pink — in every conceivable shade — is being embraced by the world of beauty. And the easiest way to wear it is on your nails.

 

As far as high-shine finishes go, NailKind’s Candy Floss is hard to beat

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While another vegan polish, Nails Inc Plant Power in And Breathe, has a handy wide brush. 

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For a truly bold look, try Mavala’s Nail Color Cream in Taormina 

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Or for a quick-drying shade, opt for Essence Cosmetics Pretty Fast Nail Polish in Cherry On The Run (£1.30, justmylook.com).

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If you’ve let yourself go in lockdown, one instant fix is to style your brows. W7’s new Brow King palette, created in collabora-tion with celebrity brow stylist Salih Cikikcioglu, will help them look defined and fashionably fuller.

It features eight powders in light and dark tones, a double-ended highlighting pencil, and a brush and mixing tray, so you can blend colours together to find your perfect shade. It also comes with clear gel and wax for long-lasting hold.

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ROSIE’S  HAIR REVIVER 

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured) uses Shu Uemura¿s Essence Absolue Overnight Serum

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured) uses Shu Uemura¿s Essence Absolue Overnight Serum

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured) uses Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Overnight Serum

Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley never seems to have a bad hair day, thanks to Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue Overnight Serum (now £29.70, look fantastic.com).

The star swears by this nourishing night-time treatment to tame frizz and prevent tangling, so her hair looks shiny and smooth in the morning. The lightweight, non-greasy formula, infused with hydrating Japanese red camellia oil, is pillow-proof, too.

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Erborian Skin Hero 

Quite a promise from the new Erborian Skin Hero — that it will transform skin in just seven days. The non-tinted formula refines texture and blurs imperfections, while white ginseng helps fight pollution damage, for a more radiant, even complexion.

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CAN PERFUME MAKE YOU LESS STRESSED? 

Yes, it absolutely can, says fragrance expert Richard Zuber.

‘Perfumes offer countless benefits, including their ability to boost your mood,’ he explains. ‘Relaxing scents, such as floral and citrus notes, promise to leave you feeling calmer and more at ease in no time.

‘A spritz of your favourite fragrance truly can leave you feeling happier and less stressed.’ 

 

Or Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, which has a woody base blended with notes of mandarin, lavender and patchouli. 

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3 OF THE BEST: EYE MAKE-UP REMOVERS

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The skin around the eyes is very delicate, so it needs some extra attention — and that TLC doesn’t come much more luxurious than the Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Eye Serum. At that price, it has some tricks up its sleeve, including restorative anti-ageing technology powered by black diamond truffle extract (which is very rare). This claims to increase collagen production in just two hours, while tackling crow’s feet, dark circles, puffiness and fine lines for a firmer, more youthful complexion.

The lightweight formula is also infused with soothing refined 24-carat gold and lady’s thistle extract, as  well as radiance-boosting South Sea pearls.

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