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Beauty is a mass of ever fluctuating changes of what is in and what is so last year. With so many changes happening it can be hard to keep up.

However, right now all you need to do is focus on these five beauty trends, the rest can wait until next week’s changes.

Bed head
Messy top knots, loose braids and less-than-perfect ponies are so hot right now that you would be forgiven for putting your hairbrush away for a few weeks.

Eyeliner has never really gone out of fashion, but this season it’s all about heavy liner. While it’s not particularly practical for the office, bang on layers of the stuff when you are heading out.

Nail art
There are so many options for nail art that you must have been hiding under a rock not to have noticed it slowly creeping onto the scene. You can either go free hand, invest in a stencil or buy stick on ones. Either way you’ll be bang on trend if you have funky art on your nails.

Pink lips
Whether you go for a pale or bright tone, you need to invest in a good pink lipstick. No doubt red will be back on trend in the winter so don’t throw out that classic colour just yet.

Green nail polish
Green polish looks great with a tan. Invest in a light, pale colour, a bright neon one or a subtle teal. There are so many options out there you will literally be spoilt for choice.




As the summer soars, it’s time to invest in a make-up that protects you from the sun, doesn’t melt off your face and contains pretty colours that you can wear everyday.

Just in time for the sun to pop out his head, MAC have released a range of collections that are sure to make you feel and look fabulous all summer long.

For your face, Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation now provides the same incredible ten-hour wear of Pro Longwear Foundation, in a lightweight cream compact perfectly suited for touch-ups on the go. Available in 17 shades, from light to medium to dark, Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation glides on comfortably, with a natural matte finish and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Perfect for these sunny days.

To bring summer colours into your life, go for the MAC Pedro Lournco collection which includes daring hues  juxtaposed against soft nudes, all encased in limited-edition packaging. The Nude Quad gives eyes a subtle metallic finish, while cheeks are flushed in Powder Blush (Duo). Cream Colour Base adds an icy lustre to eyes and cheeks as two Nail Lacquers provide an haute flash of colour for a chic complement to any look. Lips make a definitive style statement and a subtle swipe of Lipglass is the perfect finish, guaranteed to intrigue.

Not forgetting the brows, MAC The Waterproof Brow helps to define brows and accentuate their natural shape. The waterproof formula is sweat-proof, smudge-free and humidity-resistant – perfect for when it gets too hot to handle.

Finish the look with Zoom Waterfast Lash, Splashproof Lash or False Lashes Waterproof and your brows are gorgeous to go.

Now you are summer ready!



Your feet are often the last thing that you think of when it comes to your beauty regime but the first thing when it comes to summer time – flip flops anyone?

Here’s how to have the perfect tootsies all the time:

Exfoliate your feet once a week and you won’t end up with hard cracked heels and toes. You can either invest in a good foot scrub or make your own. Simply mix honey with sugar and apply to your feet.

Give your tootsies their very own bath once a month. Pour hot, but not boiling water, into a basin, add some Epsom salts and leave your feet in it for about half an hour. You can do this while you’re watching Corrie!

Just like you would your face, rub some moisturiser onto your feet. You can use Vaseline or a moisturiser that contains Vitamin E. Make sure it is fully dry before you get up and start walking around as it can be very slippery!



So, the sun is (apparently) coming out for the Bank Holiday weekend which means shorts, skirts and tees. However, after hiding our limbs for most of the year, this also involves showing off our gorgeous pale and slightly blue skin! Here is where fake tan steps in to save the day.

Rimmel Instant Tan Sun Shimmer €7.99
For when you don’t have time to wait for the colour to come out!

Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Bronzer Wash Off €9.79
It’s all in the name! This is an instant tan that will give your skin a lovely tint – perfect if you don’t want to be too dark.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs €13.59
No need for pale legs with this around.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse €26.99
There is something about a mousse that is so easy to apply. Streak-free and dries pretty quick.

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-tanning Gel tinted €17.89
This one is good for the face too and lasts for several days.

Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2 -3 week Tan €49.99
This is a little pricey but lasts for at least 2 weeks! Amazing if you are heading away.

Don’t forget your mitt, brown palms are not a good look…




Lipstick is not all about ruby red lips in fact, this summer is about both bright and neutral colours. Here are 12 of the best colours to go for this summer.

For those who are feeling brave we have listed some purple colours…

Pink: Light, dark, bright

Kate Spring Lipstick Collection 20

L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Crazy Fuchsia

No7 Vital Bights Lipstick Blooming Pink

Soap and Glory Super Colour Fabulipstick Collagen Boosting Lipstick Guavarama

Purple : Light, dark, bright

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick Glam Plum Fulham

Miss Sporty Perfect Colour Seduction

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick Rosewood

Clinique Chubby Sticks Lip Balm Curvy Candy

Neutral: Light, dark, bright

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Nude Pink

MAC Lipstick Razzledazzler

Bourjois Sweet Kisses Lipstick Pink Rose Cachemire

Maybelline Color Sensational Pearl Delica Pearl

Now all you need to o is decide which colour to go for – hmmm… decisions, decisions








Eyeshadows are great, but they are even better when they come with a few other friends in an eyeshadow palette.

Here are four of the best to go for this summer:

YSL Bleus Lumiere Summer Look 2014
The palette includes indigo, royal blue, azure and both a light and dark shade of coral. Inspired by the colours of the sea and summer, this colour palette is a must if you want to stay away from browns and beiges.

Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude eye palette
Sticking with the classic colour that people turn to every year, this palette mixes glittering tones with matte tones.

Clarins Summer 2014 Colours of Brazil
Get in the football spirit with this gorgeous eye palette from Clarins. This palette has three beautiful shade so of grey – perfect for a smoky eye look – a pretty peach and a striking royal blue that acts as a liner.

Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio eyeshadow
This one is a little more budget friendly and comes in 12 combinations of three shades including blue, lilac, baroque, grey, rose and green.



Applying fake tan to your face can be tricky – get it wrong and you look horrendous, but get it right and you can look amazing.

The best facial fake tans to go for this summer:

L’Oreal Paris Sublime bronze self-tanning dry mist
This mist will leave your face with a natural-looking suntan.

Sleep mask tan
This is amazing – the tan develops while you sleep and also nourishes your skin.

St. Tropez Gradual tan plus anti-ageing for face
This light lotion will give you a gradual even tan that will also lift fine lines – amazing!

No7 Sun kissed gradual face tan SPF15
Not only will you be bronzed, you will also be protected from the sun!

Lancome Flash bronzer self-tanning face gel
No nasty smell and only takes an hour to develop – perfect! It’s time to get your tanning on, ladies!