Seven winter skincare routine changes you need to make

Winter is here – and with it comes a whole set of new beauty challenges. You have two choices: resolutely stick to the same routine and hope for the best, or make a couple of smart changes to your beauty routine to see off the worst of winter!

Here’s what you’re up against: the cold, windy weather of winter strips the moisture from your skin, whilst also making it more vulnerable to irritation. The heat blasting from the radiators at home, in your car and at the office doesn’t provide your skin with much respite either – they dry out the air, decreasing humidity to below usual levels, further parching your skin. Continue reading

What essentials are in your Valentine’s Day handbag?

 

Are you looking forward to your Valentine’s Day date night? Everyone wants to be wooed and romanced every once in a while, but there’s something about a Valentine’s Day first date that sends stress signals to the brain. ‘What should I wear, how should I do my hair, what if we don’t have anything to talk about?’ Luckily, we at least have  your Valentine’s Day cosmetics sorted with this list of essentials to keep in your handbag…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts

It may only seem like days since Christmas, but Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! If you’re looking to buy a gift for your loved one that is a lot more interesting than the standard chocolates-and-flowers combo, beauty gifts like makeup and fragrances are a winning choice! Beauty gifts can be romantic, luxurious and sexy! But it all depends on the specific gifts that you can choose. If you’re struggling for ideas or are taking a bit of a risk with your partner’s Valentine’s Day beauty gift, check our dos and don’ts of Valentine’s gift-giving first!

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How to feel happy and healthy again after seasonal indulgence

With every Monday and the return to work, weekend parties can seem like a distant memory. However, the indulgent nature of your weekends can often mean that, rather than returning to work rested and ready to go, we begin the new week in a worse state than ever. The late nights, too much drinking and gorging on rich foods take their toll on our appearances – not to mention our bank balances. Weekends and seasonal parties such as Christmas, Valentines, Easter and festivals can leave you looking run-down and exhausted. But do not despair, using our favourite cosmetics, we can enjoy all the festive season has to offer and still sparkle come Monday morning.   Continue reading

Ten New Year’s Beauty Resolutions for 2017

Two years ago, we shared five new year’s beauty resolutions: clear out your makeup bag, never sleep with makeup on, try something new, wear SPF every day and spend less on top brands. How many of these resolutions did you aim for? How many did you keep?

This year, we’re back with some brand new beauty resolutions for 2017. If you’d like to make a beauty resolution this year, take a pick from the list below… Continue reading

Make sure your Christmas gift doesn’t backfire

Women's fragrancesThinking of buying Aunt Norma some anti-wrinkle skincare cream? Perhaps you should think again. Giving a loved one a beautifully wrapped, thoughtfully selected gift should be a joyous occasion, though sadly that may not always be the case. What might have started out as a well-intentioned present could land you in hot water. Here are our top tips to avoid causing offence:

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Brilliant budget beauty gifts for Christmas 2016

At Christmas, money is tight – yet we all want to treat our loved ones to some special gifts on December 25th! If you’ve set yourself a limited budget for Christmas gifts this year, that’s no reason to compromise on the quality of your presents! Here at Direct Cosmetics, we offer a wide range of luxury beauty products at incredible prices. If you’re a little overwhelmed by the number of gems on our web store, here are some of our top budget beauty gift picks for Christmas 2016…

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