So you're on a budget, huh? Well rest assured, there is hope! The best thing about beauty products is you can buy decent stuff and still get change from a pineapple. Think strategically here, what does she really love and need more of? What will she actually use?
Kicking off the 2012 BellaSugar Beauty Awards in style, we need your help to help crown the Best Cleanser release of the past year. The short-listed finalists are: Jurlique Rose Plus Moisturising Cleanser, a foaming hydrating cleanser that improves cell turnover, Garnier CleanDetox Gentle Brightening Foam, a clarifying and brightening foam cleanser, Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser, a gentle fragrance-free cleanser that features quillaja and yucca extract to cleanse without irritating, Olay Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash - Normal Skin, which features oil-free conditioners to prevent skin from drying out, Shu Uemura Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil, which helps to eliminate excess sebum and de-clog pores and Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser, a rinse-off update to Eve Lom's cult classic. Which gets your vote?
If you've got a high-flying sister or BFF who never seems to want for anything, why not get her something that's both pretty and practical, like some travel essentials. If you know someone who seems to spend more time in the air than they do on land, then Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is a must. Or if you want to get something so that she feels right at home when she's away, how about a travel candle. Whatever you decide on, you're sure to find it here as we've rounded up 10 of the best mini marvels for travel.
When Vogue UK calls something "probably the best cleanser in the world," and Kate Hudson names it a desert island essential, you listen up. And then get fed up when you realise that the only way to get it is a $3,800 return trip to London. Or New York. Hmmmph. And then your heart starts to beat a little faster, your palms start to get a little clammy and before you know it, you're standing on your chair doing a little happy dance when you hear that it has Finally Arrived in Australia and will be Available Whenever You Need. Breathe. Breathe. I'm talking about Eve Lom Cleanser (from $68) for those not yet in the know. Created by Czechoslovakian Eve back in 1986, the philosophy of the brand was to simplify skincare. Eve believes that less is more. That's why you'll only need a 10 cent piece of this cleanser ONCE a day and you won't need to moisturise after unless your skin is really, really dry. Say what? Yep, this product does it all, cleanses, removes makeup, tones and moisturises. It's life changing. You do it at night and it comes with muslin cloths that you run under hot water and then hold about half an inch from your face to create a mini facial effect. Do that a couple of times then rinse with the cold muslin cloth. Follow with eye cream, then in the morning you moisturise but there's NO NEED TO CLEANSE. Weird but totally wonderful and life-changing. Gwyneth Paltrow agrees. Ooh.
Eve Lom Cleanser will be available exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica from Monday.