Elsa McAlonan’s Beauty Upgrades: How to rock nude nails this winter

WHAT’S NOW & HOW TO DO IT: NEW NUDE NAILS 

Nude nails are on trend this winter and the classic nude nail polish is a cosy option (stock image)

Nude nails are on trend this winter and the classic nude nail polish is a cosy option (stock image)

Nude nails are not just for the warmer months. This winter, the catwalk classic nude polish has got cosy.

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The hemp beauty trend is showing no sign of slowing down, and now this must-have ingredient has arrived at Aldi. 

Pre-order is available online before it goes on sale from Thursday. 

CBD Facial Serum 

Its new Lacura range of affordable hemp-based skincare includes the soothing CBD Facial Serum enriched with cannabis sativa seed oil and oregano oil

aldi.co.uk 

£4.99 Shop

HOLLY’S SKIN SMOOTHER

Holly Willoughby (pictured) helps maintain her glowy skin by having a makeup artist apply the Slow Ageing Essential Moisturiser

Holly Willoughby (pictured) helps maintain her glowy skin by having a makeup artist apply the Slow Ageing Essential Moisturiser

Presenter Holly Willoughby’s glowy skin is given a helping hand by make-up artist Patsy O’Neill, who creates her base using the Slow Ageing Essential Moisturiser (£45, slowageing.co.uk).

Suitable for all skin types, it renews the protective skin barrier and guards against pollution damage. It also contains firming seaweed polyphenols and plumping oceanic biopolymers for a more youthful complexion.

IS MY BUBBLE BATH IRRITATING MY SKIN?

We know that soaking for too long in a very hot bath is not good for your skin, but what you put into the water may also be irritating it.

Lorna Veale, founder of British clean beauty brand No Secrets, says: ‘Traditional bath products might contain chemical foam enhancers which may irritate sensitive skin. Instead, look for finely ground bath salts containing magnesium sulphate to relax muscles.’

No Secrets Bath Jelly 

Designed to be applied to your body before stepping in to the bath. It then dissolves into a calming, skin-softening bergamot, eucalyptus and lavender bath oil 

nosecretsbeauty.com 

£45 Shop

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From midlife the face can begin to show signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, age spots and a loss of elasticity — known as the three dimensions of ageing. Eucerin Hyaluron Filler + Elasticity 3D Serum (£28.50, boots.com) is formulated to target these problems, helping skin look firmer and more even. 

THREE OF THE BEST: POSH PALETTES

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Promise

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez caused a flurry recently after she teased the launch of her cosmetics line. But the star already has a significant presence in the beauty world, having released 25 fragrances — the latest being Promise

The woody, floral perfume features top notes of I talian tangerine, pink berries and nashi pear. The delicate bouquet of orris, jasmine sambac and honeysuckle at the heart, meanwhile, goes well with the base of cashmere wood, sandalwood and crystalised amber. As the nights draw in, this a scent that will take you from day to evening.

theperfumeshop.com

£43 Shop

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