March is quickly drawing to a close and we thought we would give you guys a round up on some of our favourite items this month…Plus a quick look at some of our brand new products that we’ve just got in!
W7 Africa Multi-Bronzing Face Powder
This little beauty is perfect for achieving a pretty sunkissed look and has been super popular this month! Incorporating 3 different shades, you can mix and match to get the right balance for you, giving you the perfect gorgeous glow!
Lipcote Lipstick Sealer
I don’t know about you, but I hate putting on a gorgeous lipstick knowing full well that after I’ve eaten it’s all going to have rubbed off. Thank goodness for Lipcote! The long lasting formula keeps your lipstick on and doesn’t feather or fade throughout the day and is so easy to use…No wonder it’s been one of our top sellers this month!
W7 Absolute Lashes
Our most popular mascara this month is Absolute Lashes by W7 and is a great dupe for Benefit’s They’re Real! If you’re a fan of super thick lashes that last all day then you need to try this mascara – especially as it’s only £3.99!
Body Shop Hemp Hand Cream
If you’re anything like me you will constantly have a hand moisturizer by your side, especially in the colder months where your hands always feel dry! The Body Shop Hemp Protector is a fab little cream which can fit in the smallest of bags and relieves very dry skin – basically a must have for everywhere you go!
W7 Brow Parlour
Get your brows in check with W7’s Brow Parlour! Brand new to us at Xtras, we cannot wait to try this kit out. It has everything you need to keep your brows looking perfectly groomed and in place, including tweezers!We are predicting big things for this palette and W7 never let us down!
Nails Inc Nail Polishes
Nails Inc nail polishes are incredible. They glide on, dry evenly and look beautiful! We started off with the nail treatments and have just got in an amazing range of colours that we cannot wait to try – and at only £3.99 each we’ll certainly be stocking up on a few!
W7 In The Mood Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
We all know and love the original In The Buff and In The Nude palettes, but W7 have just introduced their smaller version – In The Mood and In The City! These cute little palettes are a perfect alternative to the larger ones and are great for on the go!
What has been your favourite product this month?
Hurrah – spring has sprung (well kind of…) and we need to start thinking about getting our summery faces on! It’s all about dewy skin, soft eyes and pink lips – a look that we can not wait to rock! Check out our favourite items that we plan to stock up on this season!
Spring is the perfect time to go lighter with our make-up looks! BB creams and light weight foundations are a must to give us fresh looking skin with lots of radiance, whilst a soft touch of bronzer gives us a healthy glow! Here are our choices for spring:
Technic Highlighter + Blemish Concealer – £2.99 * Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation – £7.49
Decleor Hydra Floral BB Cream – £26.99 * W7 Skin Fresh Foundation – £4.99
Body Collection Bronzing Liquid Highlighter – £2.99 * Laval Blusher – £2.49
Maybelline Jelly Glow Blusher – £2.99 * Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder – £4.99
Keep your eyes super simple with gorgeous pastels – remembering to keep it natural and fresh looking! Brows are also key to your spring look and powders are a great way to keep them looking soft whilst framing your face. Take a peek at what we will be using this spring:
Astor Couture Mono Eyeshadow – £1.99 * L’Oreal Colour Infallible Eyeshadow – £2.99
Manhattan Superova Eyeshadow Palette – £2.99 * W7 Glamour Dust
Laval Pearl Eye Shader – £1.99 * Manhattan Eye Dust Eyeshadow – £1.99
W7 Spring Time Queen Bee Mascara – £2.99 * Technic Eyebrow Kit – £3.99
Lipstick or gloss makes your look complete – it can take you from day to night, casual to smart and is an essential part of our make up routine! Here is what we will be wearing this spring:
Max Factor Xperience Lip Stick Balm – £4.99 * Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Balm – £2.99
L’Oreal Glam Shine Lip Gloss – £3.99 * Maybelline Colour Elixir Lip Lacquer – £2.99
L’Oreal Infallible Lip Liner – £2.49 * W7 Lip Bomb – £3.49
We LOVE our nails polishes at Xtras! We have such an amazing range to choose from including O.P.I, Nails Inc, Barry M and Jessica! Here are our picks for nails this spring:
W7 Nail Gel Polish – £5.99 * Max Factor GlossFinity Nail Polish – £3.49
Maybelline Forever Strong Nail Polish – £1.99 * Revlon Colour Stay Nail Polish – £1.99
Royal 24 Glue-On Pretty Floral Nail Tips – £3.99 * Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art Pen – £3.49
Maybelline Colour Show Nail Art Pen – £2.99 * Royal 7 Step Nail Buffer – £1.99
Royal 24 Glue-On Pastel French Manicure Tips – £3.99
What will you be wearing this season?
Mother’s day is nearly here and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift we’ve got a few ideas to treat your mumma to! Remember it’s Sunday 15th March!
Jimmy Choo is an iconic fragrance and is the perfect gift if you fancy splashing out this Mother’s Day. Wtih notes including ginger, tea rose + cedarwood, this scent is unforgettable and a must for any fragrance lover!
Elizabeth Arden’s Pretty Giftset is an irresistable fragrance and is perfect for spring! With scents including orange blossom, peach nectar + pink iris, this scent is a perfect way to show your mum some appreciation – and with a 100ml body lotion included, this set is definitely one to get!
Mixed Emotions by Linn Young is a gorgeous spring scent which is ideal to give as a gift for this mother’s day – and at only £7.10 you may be able to nab one for yourself too!
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is a cult classic that would make an amazing gift this mothers day. Perfect for those who suffer from dry hands or chapped lips, this little lifesaver soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations and is essential to have in your handbag!
Treat your mum to Decleor’s Aroma Cleanse 3 in 1 Mousse Cleanser! A staple in anyone’s skincare routine, this luxurious cleaner will leave your skin feeling super soft and pampered – ideal for mother’s day!
The L’Oreal Derma Genesis Pore Minimising Serum flies off our shelves and is one of our favourite pieces of skincare! The serum smooths over the skin and visibly reduces pores, leaving skin looking younger and refreshed!
Garnier Skin Natural Dark Spot Corrector evens out your skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots and discolouration leaving your skin looking younger and more radiant – and who wouldn’t want that for mother’s day!?
Rosina’s Lotions & Potions is beautifully packaged and would make a gorgeous gift this mother’s day. Featuring 4 beauty pots including a Silk + Honey Moisturiser, Palma Rose & Geranium Eye & Lip Cream, Silk + Honey Firming Neck Cream and Royal Energising Cream.
If you mum loves her make up then the W7 The trilogy Show Stopper Gift Set would make a fab present! Alternatively Rimmel’s Natural Looks Set would also make an amazing gift!
New to us at Xtras are the Roc Soleil Protexion sets! Perfect to protect the skin this set is perfect for Mother’s Day!
Spring is just around the corner and although it may not yet be time to banish our winter coats + jumpers, we can start to change up our make up looks!
Check out the latest trends for spring and how you can get them on a budget.
W7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Palette – £2.99 * Manhattan Intense Effect Eyeshadow 3 – £1.99
Technic Colour Max Lipstick Deep Purple -£1.99 * Technic Juicy Stick Plum – £1.99
Astor Perfect Stay Lip Gloss Palm Spring – £2.49 * L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Plum Rush – £3.49
Rimmel Vinyl Max Lip Gloss Dare – £2.50
L’Oreal Paris Eye Colour Pencil Ocean Blue – £2.99 * Body Collection Black Liquid Eyeliner – £1.99
NYC Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil Starry Plum – £1.99 * Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liner Brown – £2.49
W7 Super Duo Eyeliner – £2.49 * Manhattan Khol Kajal Eyeliner 3 – £2.49
Baby Pink/Nude Nails
O.P.I Nail Lacquer You Can! – £2.99 * Jessica Nail Polish A La Mode – £4.99
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Cur-tan Call – £2.49
Maybelline Forever Strong Eternal Ivory – £1.99 * W7 Nail Polish Bare – £2.99
Sally Hansen Smooth Perfect Fog – £2.99 * Cairuo Nail Polish Chocolate 32 – £1.99
W7 Perfect Eyes Hot Chocolate – £2.99 * NYC Individual Eyes Best Of Broadway – £2.99
Famous High Five Eyeshadow Glitzy! – £1.99 * Manhattan Eyeshadow Caramel Cream – £1.99
Maybelline Open Eye Look Eyeshadow Bronze – £3.49
No Make Up Make Up
W7 Skin Fresh Foundation – £4.99 * Famous Light Reflecting Concealer – £2.49
Rimmel Match Perfection Blush 003 – £4.49 * Max Factor Sheer Glow Lipstick Pink Opal – £4.99
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow 409 – £1.99 * W7 Springtime Bunny Lash Mascara – £2.99
NYC Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil Chocolate Brown – £1.99
What is your favourite spring trend?
London Fashion Week is always a highlight of the year and gives us the perfect opportunity to spot the big trends for the next season! Autumm/Winter 2015 may feel like a long way off but it’ll creep up quickly – so we’d best be prepared!
Here are a few thing we noticed on the runway this fashion week and the products we’d use to recreate these looks:
Smokey eye is a classic – it never really goes out of style but it is back in a big way! We saw a gothic, diffused smokey eye in the Diane von Furstenberg show and absolutely loved it! It’s the perfect way to make a dramatic statement with your look with only a couple of products!
Calvin Klein Eyeshadow Midnight Blue – £2.99 * Becca Eye Definer Make Up Brush #30 – £9.99
Rimmel Eyeshadow After Dark – £1.99 * Technic Double Ended Smoky Eye Brush – £2.99
Becca Soft Focus Shader Make Up Brush – £14.99 * Becca Eye Contour Make Up Brush #38 – £9.99
L’Oreal Eyeshadow Ultimate Black – £2.99
Topshop Unique gave their models a gorgeous flushed complexion on the runway and it looked so pretty! The general theme for A/W 2015 seems to be dewy, fresh looking skin so a dewy, natural looking blush is a must!
NYC Cheek Glow Blush 652 West Side Wine – £1.99 * W7 Angled Blusher Brush – £4.49
Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush Cinnamon – £2.99 * Body Collection Baked Blusher Rose – £2.49
Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Light Medium – £4.49
The key to making your eyes looking bigger is white eyeliner – something which we saw a lot of on the catwalk this season. Jason Wu, Altazarra and Thakoon all featured models with white lined eyes and it is a striking look!
Laval Eyeliner White – £1.99 * Calvin Klein Eyeshadow 101 Artic – £2.99
Manhattan Multi Effect Eyeshadow 12N Pina Colada – £1.99
NYC Eyeshadow I Love NY 917 – £1.99 * W7 Eyeliner Brush – £2.49
Berry lips is a trend that doesn’t seem to be disappearing anytime soon! This look was all over the catwalk this fashion week with shows such as Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim adding a bold lip to the make up look!
Bourjois Paris Colorissimo 03 Roses Fashion – £349 * Becca Portable Lip Brush #20 – £4.99
Technic Juicy Stick Oxblood – £1.99 * Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer 304 Eclipse – £2.99
W7 Lip Pencil Red – £1.99 * L’Oreal Lip Liner 703 Fuchsia Fever
Max Factor Xperience Lipstick 06 Rose Quartz – £4.99
Now this one is a look that may scare some of us… but it is time to be more adventurous with your eyeliner! Shows such as Fendi featured some different looks this season on the eyeliner front! Although these looked amazing on the catwalk it may be hard to translate this trend into your everyday make-up routine! But never fear, cat flicks and thickly ringed eyes were still featured and still look amazing!
Maybelline Eyeliner Ultra Black – £4.99 * W7 Super Duo Eyeliner Blackest Black – £2.49
W7 Boom Eyeliner Crayon Black – £2.49 * Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara 001 Black – £5.99
Miss Sporty Pump Up Extra Lash Mascara 001 Black – £2.49
What did you think of London Fashion Week?