Why transitional skincare?

concept of cosmetic skin care.  face of young woman with dry skiWhen we look in our cosmetic cabinets and browse through all of the cosmetics we’ve accrued over the years, we’ll probably spot a few indispensable items that scarcely leave our side, a couple of firm favourites that get a run-out at parties and on special occasions, and a whole host of items that are lucky to get a look-in once or twice a year. What we should see when we look in our cosmetic cabinets, however, are two entirely different sets of cosmetics: one for the summer months and another set entirely for use during the winter. We’re not talking about seasonal style trends here, either – we’re talking skincare. So why should you change your skincare routine as the winter moves into summer once more? Read on to find out.

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Direct Cosmetics’ five-step guide to perfect party nails

ManicureIn case you hadn’t noticed, 2016 is racing ahead, and women across the country are pampering and preparing themselves to go out and make a splash at cocktail events, office dos and get togethers week after week. The majority of people will have thought long and hard about the best outfits and cosmetic routines to help them stand out at such events, but fewer will have spared the same consideration for their nails. Good nail care can help to reinvigorate your look and pull together a well thought-out ensemble, but it does take a little preparation. Here are five easy steps to get your nails looking party-perfect in no time!

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A guide to using your concealer effectively

young woman apply concealer under the eyeWe’ve all had those days when we wake up, look in the mirror, and sigh at how our heavy partying or late nights in the office have taken its toll on our complexion. Dark circles appear under our eyes, angry red spots caused by 1am takeaways and work-related stress crop up in various places, and our cheeks reveal obvious red patches caused by one too many drinks. Fortunately, for us girls, we need only reach into our makeup bags for a little help to disguise our hectic lifestyles; thank heavens for concealer! The right kind of concealer, used in the correct way, can help cover and camouflage just about any blemish or imperfection, you just need to know what you’re doing! Continue reading