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New Beauty Round-up for January

A new year means a fresh start to a new you. Forget about all those well-meaning resolutions that you can’t keep – instead, check out this month’s newest releases to help you look your very best. From gorgeous lips to perfect nails, dewy skin and salon-perfect hair, 2013 is the year to launch your beauty routine into action. With innovative technology and products to suit every budget, January’s products look promising for the beauty lover.

A gorgeous glow for winter

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Volcanic ash might sound like a gimmick but MAC’s new exfoliator is more than just a fad – real volcanic ash packs this exfoliating cleanser with minerals to fortify and hydrate your skin, while the fine grains give a smooth, sleek polish. I think this will be perfect to slough off winter’s dull dry skin, and give you a fresh-faced glow.

Advanced Retinol Night Treatment

StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment

Retinol has been one of the top buzzwords in skincare, but few products manage to really deliver the perfectly plump, youthful skin they promise. StriVectin’s new night treatment contains a secret ingredient – niacin – which can counteract the irritation and redness retinol can sometimes cause, helping boost collagen production to reduce lines and dryness. This might just be what we’ve all been waiting for!

The new nail trend for 2013

OPI – Liquid Sand Collection

2012 was all about innovative new nail finishes and hyped up trends – from chalky matte pastels to crackling glitter. The new Mariah Carey x OPI collection takes nails to a new level with OPI’s unique Liquid Sand technology, giving you a matte, textured finish that leaves you feeling you’ve just been dusted over with fresh beach sand. With subtle shimmering hues in blues, peacocks and gorgeous purples, this looks like it could be the trendsetting look of the year.

Salon-style locks in your home

Keratin SmoothTresemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner

Tresemmé is renowned for bring a touch of professional style at affordable prices, and their new Keratin Smooth collection brings innovative keratin technology to the masses. The complete collection includes shampoo, conditioner, serum and heat-protection spray to give you perfectly smooth and glossy hair that lasts for up to 48 hours.

shu art of hair

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence – Nourishing Fragrance
Those drab, ‘back to work after the hols’ days need a little something extra to get you back in gear, and it’s the little luxuries like hair fragrance that can make you feel extra special. Shu Uemura’s limited edition ‘Essence Absolue’ has a delicious fragrance, but with microscopic oil pearls inside, it also revives dry, limp hair – leaving lustrous shine without heaviness.

Beauty with brains

Beautyblender Pro

You might think you can’t do much with the standard beauty sponge but the Beautyblender Pro is designed to help you blend and apply pigment like a real pro – for perfect application and minimal wastage. The black sponge helps you see just how much pigment you’re picking up to prevent over-application, while the sleek teardrop shape helps you blend and smoothen with absolute precision.

nip and fab ccNip & Fab CC Cream

BB creams might have been all the rage in 2012 – but it’s time to make way for the CC cream. CC – or Colour Correction creams – give you the combination power of blemish-removing BB creams with a special twist. Nip & Fab’s CC cream corrects dark spots, scars and redness in one go, while still keeping a light, sheer and natural finish. Perfect for busy multi-taskers!

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