I don’t want to point it out but guys, it’s the end of November already. Can you smell Christmas? Can you hear those New Years fireworks? They are right around the corner so before the madness ensues I want to show you some of my new favourite products to end the season.
November isn’t a key time for product launches but I still had 31 new beauties land on my desk, most of which were colour cosmetics and nail collections. The change of season is the perfect time to get yourself some new colourful toys to use over the festive season and with Black Friday/Cyber Monday coming up, you’ll probably be able to get them a lot cheaper. Oh and don’t forget to check back for our ultimate sale shopping guides for the big weekend!
We know Wet Brush make great brushes for use on wet and dry hair but their latest innovation is more than just a brush. The Selfie Brush is a phone case-hairbrush hybrid. On one side you have a regular, full-sized paddle brush and on the other side you clip in your iPhone 5/5s and snap away. The case has a built in mirror next to your phone so you can get the right angle and make sure your hair flick is perfect. Available in Black, Purple and Pink.
Australia $19.95 from i-glamour
USA $28.60 from Look Fantastic
UK £17.99 from Look Fantastic
The limited edition Summer 2014 collection is the perfect mix of colour and neutrals to get you through the season and beyond. The bright shades of Haute In The Heat (pink), Riffles & Feathers (green), Strut Your Stuff (blue) and Roarrrrange (orange) look great on their own or as accents against the neutral shades of Urban Jungle (cream) and Fierce, No Fear (cocoa).
Australia $16.95 from Priceline
USA $8.49 from Target
Colour comes on strong in the latest trend edition collection from Essence. Yes, We Pop! is an entire, colourful collection dedicated to nails. Nail art is far from dead and with the array of tools and trinkets from this collection you’ll have lively nails all season. The collection includes 4 nail polish colours, a hot pink confetti topper, 2 nail art effect sets, a nail decoration wheel, 3D nail adornments, nail art foils a double-ended nail art tool.
USA – ULTA Beauty
Channel your inner glamour with the Boho Chic collection by Gucci Westman. The Fall/Winter 2014 collection may be perfectly positioned for the northern hemisphere but there are definitely a few transeasonal items I will be wearing in the hot Summer sunshine. The collection includes 4 new shades of ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick, A new ColorStay Eye Liner in Sapphire, four limited edition shades of nail enamel, a blue-hued PhotoReady Primer + Shadow palette and two pink ColorStay lip liners.
Australia – David Jones, department stores and selected pharmacies
USA – Target
Thin lashed girls will have a new friend in the form of Max Factor’s Masterpiece Transform Mascara. The narrow brush has short, specially aligned bristles to volumise lashes without clumping, and the black hue add the illusion of plumpness.
Australia $23.95 from Priceline, Myer and selected pharmacies
UK £19.95 from Nelly
Taking care of your skin can be really difficult if you have never done it before. No matter your age, it’s never too late to start using good skincare products and these limited edition Christmas kits from asap are the best gift you could give your skin. The Super Serums AM Pack includes the essential Super B Complex and Super C Serums packed full of daytime-safe active ingredients. In the evening you turn to the Super Serums PM Pack where the Radiance Serum and Super A+ Serum work tirelessly while you rest.
Australia $125 each from RY.com.au
USA & UK – International shipping available from RY.com.au
Venus razors have been around a fair while and there’ve been some improvements over the years but the innovation hadn’t changed much until the Venus Snap with Embrace came to town. This baby razor handle is fitted with a regular Venus Embrace razor cartridge and comes in a hard plastic travel case. It may look small and uncomfortable to use but I find the Snap razor handle is much more to my liking. Having just two fingers to grasp the end of the handle means it allows more freedom in changing angles and direction, and I’ve actually dropped it less than a full-sized handle. This travel razor is far more than that to me.
Australia $15.99 from Priceline, supermarkets and pharmacies
What products would you like to see reviewed or swatched? Have you spotted any of the above new beauty finds in stores? Let me know by commenting below!
None of the brands mentioned are certified cruelty-free.