Taming the trends: Ombré Nails

Taming the trends: Ombré NailsWith a world of colourful products out there, here at Direct Cosmetics we think its time to get creative with your makeup. Ombré, a fancy word for when one colour gradually transitions into another, is a fantastic way to try out bold colours in a more subtle style. The ombré effect is dominating everything from fashion to our faces, with ombré eyes, lips and (of course) the super on-trend dip dye hair styles can be seen everywhere from the catwalk to the corner shop. Today we’re going to show you how to ombré your nails. Try this ombré effect for fun, flirty statement nails to match any outfit! Continue reading

Common beauty issues: How to approach them

2 - Winter skincare IWhat is certain in life, other than death and taxes, is that nobody is perfect. We all have issues with our looks and bodies and it is common for us to metaphorically brush these issues under the carpet with cosmetics rather than actually facing them head on. However, in many cases, this can make the problem worse. The issues that we often struggle to deal with are more common than you actually realise and in essence, are a way for our bodies to let us know what’s wrong. Check out four common issues below and our advice to let you know just what you can do to help yourself… Continue reading

Easter getaway cosmetics: what to pack in your travel bag

Easter holidayPlanning to jet off for sand, sun and sea, or perhaps for some skiing this season? If you’re lucky enough to be taking some time off over the next month or so, no doubt you’ll already be planning your outfits – but don’t forget to consider your choice of makeup and cosmetics, too! Even when we only spend a few nights away, there’s never quite enough room in the suitcase – and then we have to decide what to take in our hand luggage, too! If you don’t know what to pack in your travel bag, we’re here to help. Continue reading

Spruce up your cosmetic cupboard for spring!

Cosmetic spring cleaningBelieve it or not, but winter is now behind us. The daffodils are in bloom, the days are drawing out and we can feel the sun on our skin once more – it might still be a little chilly, but spring is well and truly in the air! Here at Direct Cosmetics that can only mean one thing: it’s time to spruce up the cosmetic cupboard for spring. If you like to spring-clean your home then perhaps you should consider spring-cleaning your cosmetic collection, too. Our skin has different needs at different times of the year, and cosmetics can go off over time if not replaced – what better time to re-evaluate the contents of your cosmetic cupboard than now? Continue reading

Five beauty gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mothers DayMother’s Day isn’t far away! If you haven’t already decided what to treat your mum with on March 15th or tend to be the type of son or daughter who opts for a last-minute bouquet of her favourite flowers, you’ve come to the right place. The Direct Cosmetics team have put together a list of some of their favourite beauty gift ideas for Mother’s Day, featuring many designer products you can grab online through Direct Cosmetics for an incredible, high street-beating price!

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The 2015 Direct Cosmetics beauty awards

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The awards season is in full swing! The great and the good are seeing their achievements recognised at lavish awards ceremonies across the globe, and the Direct Cosmetics team thought they’d get in on the act! It’s time to roll out the virtual red carpet and celebrate the last 12 months of style and beauty with our very own set of awards. From the beauty breakthrough award to style icon of the year, let’s get started with the 2015 Direct Cosmetics beauty awards!

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Winter fragrances: what you need to know

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Christmas has passed, but there’s at least another couple of months of winter left to endure! If you’re fed up with dark evenings, icy roads and chilly nights, making one simple change to your daily routine could help brighten things up: start wearing a winter fragrance. Today we’re taking a look at what makes perfumes particularly suited to the winter months, and we recommend some of our favourite winter perfumes you might just be able to grab at a great price from Direct Cosmetics!

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