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Self-tanning has become a compulsory step in our beauty routine, but finding the perfect formula for your skin tone that’ll leave you looking more bronzed goddess than streaky tangerine can often seem an impossible task. If I (Jem – Blog Editor – Hi!) throw it back to my high school days, fake tan was often associated with – almost fluorescent – orange streaks, hands a varying shade to your arms, and an unpleasant smell of digestive biscuits that lingered longer than Love Island. Thankfully, fake tanning formulas have come a long way since the early noughties, so in celebration of it being the first day of Summer (hoorah!) I’m sharing five fake tan formulas you need to try. From trusty lotions and mousses to innovative tanning waters and oils, you’ll be welcoming a streak-free tan and warming glow in next to no time, trust me.

THE GRADUAL TANNER

If you’re a fake tanning novice, you might be scared off by the diverse range of self-tanners among the shelves, all promising you a wondrous faux glow. If, like me, you’re more Nicole Kidman than J-Lo, you’re going to want to dip your toe into tanning without the fear of a Ross Geller mishap. Gradual tanners are your best bet, and cream and lotion formulas are the most common for this approach. One of my top products for a flawless, gradual tan is St Tropez’s Gradual Tan Tinted, which enables me to get a healthy sun-kissed glow while illuminating my skin for an instant wash of bronze. This ultra-hydrating lotion is lightweight, easy to apply and quick drying while giving an even fade. This type of tan should be applied daily, or as often as desired, to clean, dry skin in an upward circular motion. My top tip? Ensure all areas are covered and lightly glide any excess lotion over your hands and feet – and don’t forget to wait until touch dry before getting dressed.

THE TANNING OIL

When the perfect faux glow seems out of reach, a tanning oil is a good contender for achieving a flawless finish without patchiness and streaking, especially if you suffer from particularly dry skin. One product that screams Summer holiday is the Bondi Sands Protect & Tan SPF 15 tanning oil, a non-greasy formula that contains self-tanning ingredients to help develop a natural golden glow on sun-soaked days, all while staying protected from the harsh UV rays. Find this tanning hero in our new Summertime Essentials Box

THE TANNING WATER

For summer, there’s a new tanning technology taking the market by storm – the tanning water. This formula promises maximum hydration alongside an instant golden glow, while being super-easy to use. St Tropez’s Bronzing Water Mousse is my go-to for achieving a natural looking golden tan that lasts for days, in just one application. The lightweight, clear water-to-foam formula is infused with 100% naturally derived and vegan-friendly tanning agents that refresh and revive skin, with no need to rinse off. As this formula is transparent, it can be applied day or night, however I prefer to use it at night because it doesn’t transfer onto bedding or clothing – A MIRACLE! A natural looking, streak-free tan will develop over four to eight hours. For best results, I’d suggest applying with a tanning mitt and moisturise daily to lock in your tan.  Try it for yourself in the Grazia Beauty Box! Another brand on my radar (and incredibly millennial and Instagram-friendly) is Isle of Paradise. The brand’s Self-Tanning Water comes in a spritz bottle and contains colour correcting actives with different bases for varying skin tones – no scent, no streaks.

THE HUMBLE MOUSSE

One of the most common that has been around since the beginning is the humble tanning mousse. Completely fool-proof, the mousse formula is one I have always found relatively easy to control. It’s important to opt for a tanning mousse that has a guide colour, as it will make it easier to flawlessly apply with a mitt. Dr Organic’s Moroccan Glow Medium Self Tan Mousse is a firm fave for a more natural alternative while still achieving that enviable sun-kissed tan. It’s silky, pleasantly scented formula utilises a plant based active combined with a proprietary blend of bioactive, natural and organic ingredients, including organic argan oil, an incredibly rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Why not give it a go by purchasing the Red Summer Beauty Edit?

THE MASK

I have, and always will be, a dedicated user of face masks. What I never thought would be a thing, though, was a face mask that not only penetrated beneficial ingredients into my skin, but also added a tan at the same time. St Tropez’s innovative Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask initially gave me some doubts, but after I tried it, I ended up with a sun-kissed and beautifully hydrated face. Who would have thought? This face mask allows you to control the depth of your tan by leaving it on for five, 10 or 15 minutes. The formula is also vegan-friendly and provides a dewy glow immediately after use.

THE SOLUTION TO A FAKE TAN FAUX PAS

We’ve all experienced self-tan mishaps, but thankfully there’s a solution which has seen me through many a fake tan faux pas: St Moriz’s Advanced Pro Tan Remover Mousse. The unique combination of ingredients works with the natural pH balance of your skin to gently reduce stubborn tan build up. Apply to dry skin and leave for five minutes, before washing off with warm water using a sponge or cloth. Use at least three days after applying self-tan for best results, or use to reduce self-tan mishaps immediately after application.

Don’t forget the pre-tanning prep with our 5 tips for a flawless tan!

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We’re VERY excited to announce our debut collaboration with Grazia! From the latest beauty game-changers to the bona fide cult classics, Grazia’s Beauty Director has hand-picked the summer products you need in your life (and on your face). Expect a seriously special edit of savvy skincare, healthy hair heroes, mega make-up and more worth over £370!

Calling all monthly beauty box subscribers: Get £5 OFF with code GRAZIA5.

Now to explore…
1
Givenchy
Le Rouge Perfecto in 02 Intense Pink

New launch alert! This is the perfect 3-in-1 lip product and a handbag must-have. Where balm meets lipstick, expect the qualities of a moisturising balm, a plumping effect and a natural colour-boost all in one.

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This Works
Perfect Legs Skin Protector SPF30

An SPF30 with natural actives and beneficial botanicals, which leaves a subtle flattering tint in its wake. This Works, our summer legs thank you. Get 20% off This Works products with code GRBB18 (valid until 19/12/18)*

OFFER

20% OFF This Works products at thisworks.com. Use code GRBB18 at checkout to receive 20% off.T&C’s: Code valid until 12 December 2018.

3
Murad
Advanced Active Radiance Serum

Always the leader in scientific-led skincare, this Murad serum contains a strengthened form of Vitamin C. Used daily, its powerhouse formula works to deliver brighter, plumper skin while protecting against environmental aggressors.

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Clarins
Joli Rouge in 742

Nothing beats a classic lipstick formula that ticks all the boxes - creamy texture, powerful pigments and long-lasting. This timeless shade will take you from season-to-season

5
Dermalogica
Daily Microfoliant

This gentle exfoliating powder is a firm favourite among skincare devotees for its unique water-activated formula that never fails to leave skin looking instantly brighter.

6
Dr.Dennis Gross
Alpha Beta Universal Peel

A best-seller and cult classic, this is the perfect at-home two-part peel to lend tired skin a new lease of life. Gentle yet seriously effective, more radiant skin is guaranteed.

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WetBrush
Original Detangler in Bombshell Blue

A best-selling cult classic for a reason, this genius brush will invariably up your hair game. How? By seamlessly gliding through wet hair, tackling tangles and preventing breakage.

8
Guerlain
Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale

With a playful mix of lavender and jasmine this fresh and feminine fragrance has depth with a subtle, but sexy splash of sandalwood and vanilla, making it the perfect day-to-night scent.

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Omorovicza
Deep Cleansing Mask

Enriched with Hungary’s healing waters and mineral muds, this mask packs a purifying punch and leaves skin feeling fresh and balanced.

OFFER

15% OFF Omorovicza products at omorovicza.com/uk. Use code GRAZIA18 at checkout to receive 15% off.T&C’s: Code valid until 31 December 2018.

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Lumene
Valo Nordic C Glow Refresh Hydrating Mist

For a nifty brightening booster, this is our go-to face mist. Use anytime, anywhere for a refreshing hit of hydration to soothe thirsty skin

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Living Proof
Full Dry Volume Blast

If it’s instant thickness you’re after, this is a total game-changer. A few spritzes is enough to transform flat hair without weighing it down. Plus, the results last all day and all night.

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Aromatherapy Associates
Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil

Not a morning person? Just a few drops of this naturally energising blend of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper essential oils will give your body an instant boost for the day ahead.

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ELEMIS
Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream-oil

Recently launched, this new super hydrating formulation combines oils and creams, to leave a miracle night treatment. Expect to wake up to healthier looking skin.

14
Morrocanoil
Treatment Original

An absolute summer must-have for healthier, silkier, all-round better hair. Apply from mid-lengths to ends and let the antioxidant rich formula work its magic.

15
St.Tropez
Purity Bronzing Water Mousse

This Bronzing Water Mousse is the latest in lightweight tanning technology that still leaves you with a golden glow, sans the sticky after feeling and stained sheets.

16
Invisibobble
The Traceless Hair Ring Original (3 pack)

A hair band that keeps your hair firmly tied back, without running the risk of ruining a good hair day. We suggest you keep one in your desk, gym bag and purse ASAP.

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Maybelline
Lash Sensational Mascara

This unique mascara wand has 6 lengths of bristles to capture and coat even the tiniest of lashes. Zigzag from root to tip for maximum impact without clumping or smudging.

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OPI
Nail Lacquer in Strawberry Margarita

Love a strawberry margarita as much as we do? We thought so. With a beautifully bold, long-lasting finish, this shade will take you seamlessly from beach to bar and beyond.

Total value
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£370

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Latest In Beauty by Jemma Lamble - 6d ago
SAY HEY! TO CYO

Love makeup? Open to colour? Let us introduce you to newly launched (and incredibly fun) makeup brand, CYO. With a diverse range of fun and high-quality products that are the perfect addition to your makeup bag, CYO will be showcasing a new product each day this week, so don’t forget to keep checking back to avoid severe FOMO!

CYO specialises in innovative hyper-functional products that give you the freedom to experiment; offering multi-use products that are long-wearing, highly blendable – and most importantly – mixable and layerable. Make the most of figuring out your personal makeup style with the #MIXLAYERHACK approach to beauty; unleashing your curiosity and playfulness towards makeup.

MIX REMIX FAVES. COLOURS. TEXTURES. MAX LOOKS.

TRY IT: Our ultimate CYO discovery has been to mix the brand’s Illuminating Cream with our favourite foundation for hyped up highlight and a long-lasting dewy glow.

LAYER BUILD UP. UNDER. OVER. NEXT LEVEL LOOKS.

TRY IT: Get creative with your eyes (they are the windows to your soul, after all) by layering CYO’s Metallic Eyeshadow on top of the brand’s Metallic Eye Stick for a max’d out metallic finish. This look is perfect for daytime and can be amplified at night!

HACK NEW WAYS. LITTLE CHEATS. MAKE MAGIC.

TRY IT: When we discovered this ultimate hack, we knew we would never go back. We highly urge you to mix the Metallic Eyeshadow with a drop of water to intensify the colour pay-off. The best thing? No primer is needed and it lasts allllllll day and night.

ADD CYO TO YOUR NEXT BOX HERE.

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Summer is fast approaching, which means one thing: it’s time to reveal some skin and ditch your faithful Winter sweater. It’s likely your wardrobe has already had an overhaul in preparation for the new season, but it’s not just your sartorial choices that should be at the forefront of your agenda – it’s time to address your skin.

If, like me (Jem – Blog Editor – Hi!) you’re now sat looking at your skin debating whether you’re ready to bare all (debatable…) there’s no need to panic. Here are five ultimate top tips that will have you ready to reveal fresher looking skin from head-to-toe.

BOOST YOUR CLEANSE

When the warmer months set in, it’s vital to switch up your skincare routine to suit and make the effort to cleanse both morning and night. One of my favourites for a light but effective Summer cleanse is bliss’ fabulous makeup melt gel-to-oil cleanser, which has been formulated with spa essential oils for a clean yet balanced complexion. It’s also worth considering making a few other swaps among your staples, especially your moisturiser. Your main priority here is to up your hydration levels, as come Summer, it’s likely you’ll find your skin leans more towards the drier side. The Simple Skincare Hydrating Booster is my go-to for this as it’s made with skin-loving ingredients and no harsh chemicals that can upset the skin. I like to use this as a hydrating primer or mixed with my daily moisturiser for an extra moisture shot. If your skin is on the oiler side, a lighter moisturiser is ideal to help avoid clogged pores while ensuring skin remains hydrated.

EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE

Once the cold stint is over, it’s likely you’ll be left with skin that isn’t in the best condition, therefore the first thing you’re going to want to tick off your body prep list is exfoliation. This is the best way to tackle dry skin patches and eradicating dead skin cells to reveal fresher skin that radiates a gorgeous Summer glow. One of my favourite products for a good exfoliating session is the Super Beauty Raspberry & Cranberry Body Scrub, the perfect formula for injecting a dose of skin-loving antioxidants into your skin while enchanting your senses with a tantalising berry concoction. Why not try it in your next box?

PEDI-CURED

I for one, am often guilty of neglecting my feet, but come Summer, they’re very much high up on my ‘to pamper’ list. Cracked, dry heels are often unsightly, but more importantly, they can cause pain when wearing certain shoes or during day-to-day exertion. Soap & Glory’s footcare range is as good as, if not better than an in-salon pedicure. I always go in first with The HEEL DEAL Foot File as it gives me a five-star pedicure-like treatment from the comfort of my own home. With three different filing heads, plus a bonus file for between the toes (warning: ticklish) it removes the bulk of rough skin and leaves feet feeling smooth and ready for the deeply conditioning HEEL GENIUS Foot Cream (best applied first then covered with socks for an intense treatment). All you need now is a chic lick of nail paint (like OPI’s A Definite Moust-Have) and some sandals – totally pedi-cured and beach ready.

FIGHT FUZZ

If you don’t spend the duration of Winter hiding your fuzz, are you even human? Getting out your legs, or going sleeveless means the time has come for the big Summer shave. Luckily, LiB has got you covered with the Summertime Essentials Box, which includes not one, but four easy-grip Bic Soleil razors. The high-quality blades provide a comfortable, close shave without irritation (no rashes or red bumps here, ladies). Go on, say hello to silky Summer legs!

PROTECT YOURSELF

It’s easy to get carried away with one too many cocktails during the Summer, but there’s one thing that should never be forgotten and that’s SPF. Protecting your skin from harmful rays should be of the utmost importance when out in the sunshine, and if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, it’s important to reapply every few hours. With the beauty industry wising up to the problem of thick creams, you can now get many different sunscreens that have been specially formulated for your face. Garnier’s SkinActive Moisture Bomb Protect Multi-Protecting Hydrating Mist SPF30 is ideal for a quick cool down, while ensuring skin remains protected.

What are your top Summer skin tips? Let us know over on Twitter.

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Now that we’ve taken the stress out of updating your summertime beauty stash with this box full of LiB-Approved essentials (thank us later), you can feel pampered, preened and prepped before your next trip, vay-cay or stay-cay.

Office Favourites

“I cannot get enough of Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Highlighter, it catches the light in all the right places – it’s definitely brighter than my future” – Jem, Editor & Social Media Managaer

“I’m a bit of a tan aficionado, therefore my top pick is the Bondi Sands Tanning Oil, it’s my go-to for a natural bronze glow while helping my skin stay protected whether on UK soil or abroad” – Harri, Brand Campaign Manager.

“I am borderline OBSESSED with the Living Proof Dry Shampoo, it’s now the only product of its type that I’ll use on my hair – freshhhh for days” – Christina, Sales Director

“Nuxe is a brand I have had my eye on for a long time, so having the brand in our latest box is great – I’m addicted to the scent, it’s perfect for long Summer days” – Ciara, Graphic Designer

Calling all monthly beauty box subscribers: Get £5 OFF with code LS5

Sun’s out, dive in…
1
Nuxe
Delicious Fragrant Water

Brightening up your summer season, this enchanting, radiant scent of sweet oranges and petitgrain smells like a holiday in bottle.

2
The Konjac Sponge Company
Original Konjac Sponge

Infused with green clay to help tighten pores and condition damaged skin cells, this gentle sponge cleanses and exfoliates.

3
Bee Good
Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser

This rich and cream cleanser sweeps away makeup and impurities while gently exfoliating without drying out your skin.

4
Dr Organic
Moroccan Glow Body Polish

Ideal as a pre-tan exfoliator, this rejuvenating body scrub efficiently removes dead skin cells from the surface of the body.

5
Living Proof
Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Meet the next best thing to washing your hair. Powered by a triple-action cleansing technology, this hair hero cleans beyond any ordinary dry shampoo and also give enviable texture.

6
Molton Brown
Vetiver & Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel

This invigorating bath and shower gel is fortified with the finest Haitian vetiver and unexpected note of vibrant grapefruit.

7
Bean Body
Coffee Bean Scrub

This coffee bean scrub is tough enough to improve skin’s imperfections while leaving you feeling smoother than ever.

8
Lanolips
101 Ointment Multi-Balm Strawberry

This little tube of balm penetrates and seals in moisture to hydrate and nourish dry lips, skin patches, cuticles, nasal passages, cuts, bites and brittle nails.

9
The Rosebud Company
Avocado Sheet Mask

This sheet mask includes nutrition from fresh and natural ingredients, including amino acid and more than 25 vitamins to provide a moisturising effects.

10
BIC Soleil
Scent Razors

Make your shaving experience extra special with these easy-grip razors with high quality blades for a comfortable, close shave.

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Merci Handy
Hello Sunshine Hand Cleansing Gel

Merci Handy's Hand Cleansing Gel will leave your hands feeling soft and delicately perfumed with the fragrance of faraway beaches.

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Laura Geller
Baked Gelato Illuminator

Featuring an innovative hybrid texture that applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, this translucent wash of luminous colour can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow.

13
Bondi Sands
Protect & Tan SPF 15 Tanning Oil

This non-greasy oil contains self-tanning ingredients to help develop a natural golden glow while staying protected for fun sun-soaked days home or away.

14
Sally Hansen
Miracle Gel Terra Coppa and Miracle Gel Top Coat

This universal Rose Gold polish is the perfect shade for both fingers and toes, plus with subtle flecks of silver running through the formula, your mani and pedi will really twinkle in the sun.

15
Sure
Pink Blush Antiperspirant Deodorant

This fresh and floral fragrance, with sweet notes of jasmine and gardenia, will give you the confidence to keep moving all day long.

Total value
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Nothing symbolises British Summer quite like a traditional picnic – apart from the unpredictable weather, of course. From prepping delectable treats, to choosing a picturesque location and stylish picnic blanket (yes, that is important) we’re sharing our top tips and tricks for organising a picture-perfect picnic ahead of National Picnic Week. There’s just something about alfresco dining that makes food taste 100% better than usual, and because of that, we cannot contain our excitement. In fact, we can almost smell taste the scones….

ACING YOUR SPOT

Obviously, you’re going to want to find somewhere scenic, but we’d also suggest finding a spot near a tree if you’re venturing outside on a particularly warm day (contrary to popular belief, it can happen in the UK) Your actual spot should also be flat and dry so you can spread out your blanket, food and drinks with ease. Don’t have a traditional picnic blanket? Don’t fret, any large piece of fabric will suffice.

THE FOOD

A picnic wouldn’t be quintessentially British without the usual contenders; scones with clotted cream and jam, cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches and a traditional quiche (no soggy bottom here, ladies) It’s also worth carrying the necessities; paper plates, bowls and cutlery because a picnic without them can be a messy affair. You’re also going to want to keep food tasty until you’re ready to tuck in, so insulated flasks and cool bags are a must. It’s also worth thinking about the practicalities – don’t bring too many chocolatey things unless in a cool bag. The same applies to ice cream, or you may have a melted Mr Whippy on your hands, and nobody wants that…

A CHEEKY TIPPLE

Pink gin or the classic Pimms are always winners in our books. As a matter of convenience, bring your beverages in pre-poured cans that you can throw away after. If bringing bottles, don’t forget the bottle opener (we don’t want you to break your teeth…)

THE FINAL TOUCHES

If you’re really wanting to up your picnic game, you’re going to want to go all out on the accessories (even practical ones like napkins). And most importantly? (apart from the Summer tunes on the wireless speaker, obviously) SPF. Make sure you’re protected all day long to avoid ruining your picnic by having to leave an unsightly shade of pink. Need to stay cool? Garnier’s SkinActive Moisture Bomb Multi-Protecting Hydrating Mist SPF30 is a handbag staple!

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Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a personal hair stylist on speed dial, styling your hair during the heady humidity of Summer can be a challenge. If you’re anything like me (Jem – Blog Editor – Hi!) the height of Summer makes you want to chop off all your hair, simply because you cannot deal with the faff of making it look, at any level, presentable. But before you make the drastic decision to shave your head to resemble Britney circa 2007, there are plenty of chic hairstyles to try.

In fear of spending the Summer with hair that would win me a part in The Lion King, I’m sharing three low maintenance hairstyles that the whole LiB team will be rocking this season. Why not give them a go?

Beachy waves

Beachy waves are a classic Summer hair look, whether or not you’re actually sunning yourself on a beach – the hottest holiday hair looks work just as well in the big city as they do in the big surf. If you can’t get to the beach, bring the beach to you with this super simple, low maintenance style. What’s better is this look can be achieved with or without a hot tool. If you’re not using a curling tong, simply spray Bedhead by TIGI’s Beach Me Gel Mist into wet hair and plait, leaving to dry naturally overnight. Come morning, whether your hair is curly, wavy or straight, you’ll have absolute control, moveable hold and beachy waves in abundance.

Messy Top Knot

One of the team’s favourites for keeping cool in the Summer heat that also oozes style is the classic messy top knot. To achieve this look, spritz damp hair with a texturising spray of your choice and create a rough high ponytail before twisting and wrapping in a clockwise direction. Secure in place with bobby pins and spray with Bedhead by TIGI’s Mini Masterpiece Hair Spray for added hold. Want to take this style up a notch? Decorate your messy bun with a Popband Hair Tie and voila, chic hair all day long!

Loose Textured Braid

Another versatile Summer style is the loose textured braid, which will work for any type of braid or plait. For a loose boho look, simply pull hair back into a messy ponytail, braiding down the back. Alternatively, split your hair in half and loosely braid each side, pulling out bits of hair as you go to add texture – easy, breezy and humidity proof. For extra volume and bounce, work Charles Worthington’s Volume & Bounce Body Booster Mousse into wet hair before blow drying.

In need of some new hair heroes? Build your own beauty box with our range of haircare products!

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Latest In Beauty by Jemma Lamble - 2w ago

This week we’re going natural the Noughty way, introducing seven must-have products from haircare brand, Noughty. We’ve found Noughty’s products some of the best for getting the most out of our hair, making it easier to style and keeping our tresses fresh and healthy. Want in on the action? Don’t forget to keep checking back each day for the latest hair saviour on offer!

Being kind to your hair and the planet is the commitment that drives Noughty as a brand; its ethos requires every formulation to be a minimum of 97% natural ingredients, harnessing many beneficial properties that have been extracted from plants and minerals rather than animals. But, why 97%? This is the exact percentage that enables the brand to deliver great performance, proven plant efficacy, and sustainability of natural ingredients. 97% allows the brand the flexibility to decide when and where synthetic or natural is a more sustainable choice, and when to use synthetic chemistry to create something that just isn’t possible naturally.

Therefore, the decision to use 3% synthetic ingredients is a conscious one. Synthetic is defined as a substance that is man-made by synthesis. Rather than being produced by nature, human intervention is required. At Noughty, 3% consists of preservatives, stabilisers, and fragrance. Preservatives ensure that your product is safe to use for its entire lifespan. Stabilisers maintain the performance of the product and fragrance delivers a divine and consistent sensorial experience. That being said, Noughty also commit to never using parabens, petrochemicals, silicones and sulphates – the haircare nasties that should be avoided wherever possible. We’ve previously found that using sulphate-free shampoos can lead to us experiencing detoxification symptoms when making the transition from conventional haircare to natural, so to make it easier, here are some top tips to aid this transition and keep your hair looking its best, whatever your plans:

BE PATIENT
Conventional ingredients leave residues that can coat the hair shaft; build-up that can weigh it down and leave it dull. Allow several washes to remove this build-up. We recommend using Noughty for at least eight washes.

SIZE UP THE BUBBLES
Think champagne-sized bubbles rather than the ones you blew from a wand as a little one.

ACTIVATE
To get the most out of a sulphate-free shampoo, activate it before use. Put a small amount of shampoo in your palm, add a little water, and then rub your palms together before working the mixture through your wet hair.

LESS IS MORE
Except for water. With naturals, you get better results on your hair and in your pocket by starting with less shampoo, activating and adding more as you find you need it. Water is the key here: add plenty.

EVERY HAIR IS DIFFERENT
Your hair detox symptoms and how long it takes to see the real benefits can vary.

A) Hair may feel tangled, matted, sticky or heavy. Tips to help: Rinse hair thoroughly, being sure to remove all the shampoo. Then condition thoroughly, coating every strand, working out tangles. Rinse thoroughly again from root to tip.

B) Hair and scalp may feel very oily. Tips to help: NEVER shampoo or rinse with hot water. Always use cool or lukewarm, and don’t massage your scalp vigorously.

C) Hair feels dry, oily, brittle or rough. Silicones do an amazing job of covering up the damage we do to our manes. When they’re washed away in the detox process, the true state of your hair can be revealed, and the home truths can be rough. Tips to help: Step up your level of conditioning. For example, think about adding To The Rescue to your regime if you use another until your hair rebalances. Or alternatively, add Noughty Intensive Care Leave In Conditioner, especially at the ends of longer hair.

WATCH YOUR HAIR PERFORM
Lastly, don’t expect to sacrifice performance.

ADD NOUGHTY TO YOUR NEXT BOX HERE.

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Our latest collaboration with Red Magazine is here! Prepare for Summer in style with amazing products chosen for you by Red’s Beauty Director Annabel Meggeson. Inside you’ll find everything from travel essentials to indulgent full-size products that are perfect for the next couple of months and beyond.

Calling all monthly beauty box subscribers: Get £5 OFF with code RED5

What’s inside?
1
Inika
Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Cream

Everybody needs a pop of pink with their bronzer. Right? This vibrant pigment hydrates and blends easily into all skin types for a sheer flush of colour.

OFFER

£5 OFF your first order of full priced items, plus free standard shipping at inikaorganic.com/uk/. Use code INIKAREDMAG at checkout to receive £5 off.T&C’s: The promotion is valid until 1 November 2018. Cannot be used with any other offer.

2
Dr. Organic
Moroccan Glow Medium Self Tan Mousse

This silky, pleasantly scented self-tan (no biscuit smell here, ladies!) uses natural bioactive ingredients to create a subtle colour. It’s also loaded with plant oils to ensure skin stays both streak-free and soft.

3
Jurlique
Rose Hand Cream

This rich, protective hand cream with the relaxing scent of rose leaves hands suitably soft and keeps skin looking youthful all-day long.

OFFER

15% OFF at the Jurlique Oxford Street London store and at jurlique.co.uk. Use code JQXRED15 at checkout to receive 15% off.T&C’s: Code is for one-time use only and cannot be used with any other offer. Valid until 31 October 2018.

4
Fresh
Soy Face Cleanser


This extra-gentle gel cleanser instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of essential moisture.

OFFER

Pick two deluxe minis with your next purchase at fresh.com/uk. Use code REDBEAUTY at checkout.

5
Rituals
The Ritual of Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel


Be one of the first to try Rituals’ newly formulated foaming shower gel. It features the brand’s much-loved creamy texture, plus a truly wonderful new scent – sweet orange and cedar wood – making it a real treat.

6
Hotel Chocolat
Lip Balm

Packed full of natural softening ingredients, a divine scent and luxe packaging, this Lip Balm is a handbag staple.

OFFER

20% OFF Rabot 1745 beauty in-store and online at hotelchocolat.com/uk. Use code RED20 at checkout to receive 20% off.

7
WetBrush
Original Detangler in Bombshell Blue

There isn’t a member of our team who doesn’t love these brushes. They glide effortlessly through wet hair – but are just as good on dry – making them a great option for the beach and beyond.

8
Sanctuary Spa
Body Moisture Spray

This handy spritz makes it so easy to hydrate your skin from top-to-toe. The lightweight oil barely needs rubbing in and features Sanctuary’s signature sweet, warm scent.

9
Yes To
Coconut Mud Mask

A multitasking mask: this contains natural kaolin clay to cleanse and coconut oil to deeply nourish and hydrate. Use it next time your skin seems tired or dull.

10
Temple Spa
Peace Be Still Calming Skin Balm

This silky body lotion smells subtly of lemongrass and ginger, and leaves skin soft and your mind calmed.

OFFER

10% OFF your first order at templespa.com. Use code RED10 at checkout to receive 10% off.T&C’s: Promotion is valid until 31 August 2018.

11
Sukin
Hydrating Mist Toner

This botanical spritz delivers its soothing rose water-based formula in a pleasingly fine mist. It’s best used in between skincare steps or for refreshing your complexion on the go.

12
Gatineau
Radiance Enhancing Gommage

For optimal performance, exfoliate skin once or twice a week with this product. As it’s gentle, skin gets a nice massage, too. The result? Skin that’s glowing as well as soft.

13
Popband London
Neon Hair Bands (duo)

These are the kindest hair ties - and they look super pretty on the wrist, too. Perfect for travelling or the gym.

OFFER

20% OFF at origins.com. Use code Pop20 at checkout to receive 20% offT&C’s: Promotion is valid until 30 November 2018.

14
Aromatherapy Associates
Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil

Taking a mindful moment during your bath or shower with this luxury oil will deliver nothing but positive and uplifting results.

OFFER

20% OFF at aromatherapyassociates.com. Use code RED20 at checkout to receive 20% offT&C’s: Promotion is valid until 30 November 2018.

15
Eyeko
Sport Waterproof Mascara

A great quality mascara that withstands sweat, swims and any other sticky situations you may find yourself in this Summer.

16
La Roche-Posay
Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+

Slip this handy little tube into your handbag for emergency SPF top-ups on the go.

17
Murad
Retinol Youth Renewal Serum

This potent formula quickly and visibly minimises the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles, while helping to firm and even skin tone. A few drops of this can help skin act younger.

OFFER

15% OFF at murad.co.uk. Use code REDEDIT15 at checkout to receive 15% off.T&C’s: The promotion is valid until 30 November 2018. Not valid in conjunction with other offers.

18
Batiste
Dry Shampoo in Original

This beauty staple is great for travelling, especially at this size and with such a refreshing scent. It’s a cleanser, volumiser and texture spray in one.

19
Charles Worthington
Everyday Gentle Micellar Shampoo & Weightless Conditioner

This gentle duo suits most hair types, is ideal for traveling and leaves hair cleansed and looking its best.

20
Nailberry
L'Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer

Discover one of three bright shades in your beauty box to see you through the Summer months in style.

21
Hearst Magazines
Free One-Year Digital Subscription

Select from a huge range of magazines, including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE Decoration, Country Living, House Beautiful, Women’s Health and, of course, Red.

Total value
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We’re very proud to announce the launch of the #GetLippy Beauty Box, in partnership with The Eve Appeal and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers. The #GetLippy campaign invites you to get together with colleagues, friends and family, to speak up and out about signs and symptoms of women’s cancers.

In celebration of this fantastic campaign, we’ve curated a beauty box bursting with beautiful lip products to help you pucker up, pout and shout about women’s gynaecological cancers, with 10% of all proceeds going to The Eve Appeal. Go on, #GETLIPPYWITHLIB!

Get Lippy!
1
Hourglass
Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in ICON

This liquid lipstick packs a punch without
all the flaking or dryness. Gliding on without tackiness, the intense pigment instantly bonds to lips.

2
ELEMIS
White Flowers Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

Smeared lipstick? No problem. This
gentle, yet effective bi-phase makeup remover instantly cleanses the delicate lip area of all traces of makeup.

3
eos
Visibly Soft Lasting Hydration Lip Care in Vanilla Mint


Smoothen up a smooch with the eos
Visibly Soft Vanilla Mint Lip Balm, a deliciously sweet and refreshing scent that works to moisturise and protect.

4
WUNDER2
Tinted Lip Plumping Gloss (shades may vary)


There’s a time and a place for gloss,
and this most definitely is it. This tinted gloss hydrates and naturally plumps the lips. The formula sinks into the skin for a beautiful, kissable pout!

5
HANX
Condom


The first luxury vegan condom designed for women, by women. With HANX, safe sex has been made simple and stylish. Each condom combines all the superior aspects into one premium package.

6
Bourjois
Rouge Velvet The Lipstick 02

Who knew that a long-lasting matte
lip colour could be so light and comfortable? Rouge Edition Velvet from Bourjois glides on soft as a whisper. Once dry, it won’t budge!

7
Lipcote & Co
The Original Lipstick Sealer

Lock your look. For long-lasting, transfer
and water resistant Lipstick rely on Lipcote on top to keep colour sealed to perfection. Smile, we’ve got this covered!

8
Dr.Lipp
Original Nipple Balm

There aren’t many products that have as many uses as Dr.Lipp’s cult Nipple Balm. In fact, Dr.Lipp acts as a one-step product for dry skin, luscious lips and glossy bits.

9
Burt’s Bees
Glossy Lipstick in Blush Ripple

This lipstick gives your lips lustrous,
glossy colour with natural, moisturising ingredients for long-lasting hydration. 100% Natural. Never tested on animals.

10
Latest in Beauty
Mirror

A stylish way to reapply your lipstick, this gold compact mirror is adorned with a rose pattern on the lid. With two mirrors – one normal, one magnified - you’ll be ready for your close-up in no time.

Donate

Text LIPPY to 70660 to donate £3*

*Texts cost a donation amount of £3 plus network charge. The Eve Appeal recieves 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care: 020 7605 0100. Charity No’s 1091708 and SC042612 (Scotland).

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