New Year, new routine: best beauty buys for January

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Christmas has been and gone, and we’re finally into 2015. Have you made any resolutions? Here at the Direct Cosmetics office we’ve been restocking our warehouse with big brand products at fantastic prices. Take a peek at our new arrivals page to see the latest and greatest Direct Cosmetics deals. Overwhelmed by the choice? Don’t worry – we’ve put together a guide of the best beauty buys to start you off. We’ve scoured the catwalks for upcoming beauty trends and bundled together our top beauty recommendations to produce a list of some of the best items you should be looking out for on the Direct Cosmetics website. Continue reading

Five beauty resolutions for the New Year

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The New Year is here. Have you made any resolutions yet? Instead of setting yourself the same old resolutions like losing weight, cutting out chocolate or budgeting wisely, why not set yourself some more interesting goals instead? Make 2015 the year where you make beauty resolutions that will improve your beauty routine and transform your approach to makeup and cosmetics. From stocking up on essential beauty products to improving your skincare routine, there are plenty of effective beauty resolutions you can make this year. Continue reading

Five overnight beauty tips

Five overnight beauty tipsThese days women are spending as much time getting ready to go to bed as they do getting ready to go out, which is hardly surprising given that there are now just as many night creams available as there are day creams! If you’re fed up of waking up with puffy eyes, messy hair and blemishes, we can help. We’ve done our research and found some top beauty tips that will ensure you wake up looking and feeling fabulous. We’d always wondered how Sleeping Beauty managed to wake up looking flawless after being asleep for a hundred years and now we’ve finally sussed it – she’d clearly heard about these fantastic overnight beauty cosmetic tips! Continue reading

Eight top winter skincare tips to try this year

1 - Winter skincare dos and donts IIIt might seem only a few months since last winter, but autumn will pass quickly and we’ll soon be dealing with long winter nights and chilly winter weather once more! For those of us with dry or sensitive skin, winter is a particularly annoying time of year. Cold, dry air and central heating can further dry out our skin, leaving it more vulnerable to irritation. Tweaking your skincare routine for winter can help you reduce or eliminate the common skincare problems you suffer during the winter months. While everyone’s skincare needs and problems are different, there are many general skincare tips we can offer to help you through the winter. Continue reading

Fancy festive feet: pedicures for the Christmas period

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Winter weather means that your feet are safely tucked away in cosy socks and foot hugging boots for much of the season. While this is undoubtedly comfortable and warm, it can wreak havoc with your feet. The worst thing about winter footwear is when you realise party season is just around the corner and you haven’t been looking after those toes. Follow these pedicure tips using our best friendly beauty buys for sandal-proud feet ready for the Christmas party season. Continue reading

Top beauty gifts for Christmas 2014

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Can you believe that it’s that time of year again already? Yes, Christmas shopping season is well and truly here, and it’s time to start jotting down some gift ideas for those special people in your life. Here on the Beauty Talk blog, the Direct Cosmetics team are here to recommend some beauty gift ideas – for any price range. Do bear in mind that the products and offers on our site change frequently, so move quickly to secure this season’s top beauty gifts! Continue reading

Winter skincare: dos and don’ts

1 - Winter skincare dos and donts IWe hate to say it, but winter is coming. That means your skincare routine needs changing. To cope with the cold, dry air, many of us need to make small changes to how we look after our skin. If you have dry or sensitive skin, it’s especially important to reconsider your skincare routine so that it’s better suited to cope with winter weather – this might mean changing habits or buying winter skincare products to help you deal with specific skin problems. Continue reading