Advent Calendar Day 23: Elemis #GetGlowing

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23rd December: Elemis #GetGlowing cleansing

Elemis Get Glowing Targeted SkincareGive skin a treat in the New Year with Elemis' five targeted cleansing collections to help you make a positive change to your skincare routine and restore a healthy glow after the indulgences of the festive season.

These hard-working, results-driven collections each offer a simple three-step routine whether you need to Hydrate, Soothe, Smooth, Balance or Nourish.

Noella Gabriel, Co-founder and creator of Elemis therapies says:

“Good cleansing habits are the foundation to healthy glowing skin. Get your cleanse right and you'll immediately boost whichever products you choose to follow it with. A prescribed cleanser ensures you are using the correct one for your skin type, whether that's a milk, a cream, a balm or a facial wash. This is why the new Elemis Cleansing Collections offer a choice of textures for your individual skin needs.”

The five collections include:

  • Balanced Glow to restore harmony for happy skin
  • Hydrated Glow – a dry complexion's secret weapon
  • Nourished Glow, which feeds the skin with vital nourishment
  • Smooth Glow to reveal a brighter, clearer complexion
  • Soothing Glow, created especially with sensitive skin in mind

As well as targeted cleansers and toners, each collection contains Elemis' award-winning Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules.

22nd December: Mosaic Royal Gels 

Mosaic Royal Gel Ruby Susan's Nails Store has introduced Mosaic Royal Gels in a plethora of glittering shades.

These gels are great for full nail coverage, applying sparkle over base shades, and highlighting nail art designs.

Why are these so special? Because they contain real diamond dust! Now everyone can enjoy the glamour and decadence of diamonds!

Available in Amethyst, Diamond, Pink Quartz, Silver, Ruby and Emerald.


21st December: Katherine Daniels evening clutch bag

Katherine Daniels Dove Grey Clutch BagBritish skincare brand Katherine Daniels have introduced a gorgeous evening clutch bag as a ‘gift with purchase'.

In a soft touch dove grey with rosy gold fastenings, it features an envelope fold over design with zip fastening and a handy inside zip up compartment – perfect for accessorising your Christmas or New Year outfit.

Just spend £80 on skincare to receive the clutch bag, alongside a free Katherine Daniels Plumping Lip Balm.


20th December: Sienna X Let It Glow Gift Set

Sienna X Let It Glow Gift SetIf you're glamming up for Christmas and the New Year celebrations, there's no better time to treat yourself to a golden tan. With this in mind, tanning experts Sienna X have introduced their ‘Let it Glow' Gift Set, with everything you need to achieve that perfect glow this winter.

Neatly presented in a versatile beauty bag, four of Sienna X's top selling products are featured, including:

  • Polishing body scrub 75ml
  • Deep Self Tan lotion 75ml
  • Radiance Body Balm 75ml
  • Luxurious velvet tanning mitt

The ‘Let it Glow' gift set is also ideal if you're travelling for New Year, with products in handy, airport-safe sizes.


19th December: Christopher Courtney Muscle Ease Therapy Collection

Christopher Courtney Muscle Ease Therapy CollectionAward-winning luxury skincare brand Christopher Courtney London has unveiled its Muscle Ease Therapy range, harnessing natural and organic minerals, vitamin rich actives and the power of aromatherapy renowned for its therapeutic benefits.

As well as counteracting the effects of sporting activities, tight and sore muscles, and listlessness, the range is also designed to de-stress, relax, soothe and calm the mind and body.

The collection consists of:

  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Thalassotherapy Luxury Bath Salt for a therapeutic mineral rich bath to ease knotted muscles, aches and pains, improve circulation and revitalise;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Luxury Bath Oil for a deeply relaxing, de-stressing and revitalising bathing experience;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Luxury Body Oil, which not only delivers soft and satin smooth skin, but also relieves poor circulation, stiffness and muscular aches;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Luxury Bath/Shower Gel, a refreshing pick me up product when you are short on time;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Luxury Cooling Gel, a multi-functional gel which helps to ease aches and pains, bruises and sprains;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Luxury Balm to soothe sore and aching muscles;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Luxury Massage Candle, for increased blood circulation and quick muscle recovery, as well as improving wellness and creating a relaxing state;
  • Muscle Ease Therapy – Professional Muscle Ease Therapy- Luxury Massage Gelee, for Sports Therapy, Deep Tissue Remedial and Swedish Massage to help clients relax and unwind, de-stress, soothe, restore and energise.


18th December: Semilac Flash Sunlight Effect nails 

Semilac Flash Sunlight Effect NailsNail innovators Semilac have revealed their new Flash Sunlight Effect range.

The new hybrid gel responds to UV light so a subtle shade will transform into a richer colour in the sunshine, revealing a dazzling two in one manicure! Nails then return to their original shade once out of the sunlight.

Simply sprinkle the Semilac Flash Sunlight Effect onto nails on a dispersion layer of colour coat or Semilac Top Coat and cure it under the lamp. For best results, Semilac recommend repeating this step.

Watch this film by Semilac to see how it works!

17th December: Dermalogica Daily Defenders

Dermalogica AGE SMART Daily DefenseDermalogica are offering the gift of glowing skin this Christmas, with their limited edition AGE SMART Daily Defenders gift set.

Featuring a trio of defensive products to combat the appearance of ageing skin, this set includes everything needed to resurface, restore and protect skin.

Age-fighting Skin Resurfacing Cleanser cleans and exfoliates to help re-texturise and remove dull surface debris to achieve skin smoothness; this two-in-one products means there's no need to use an additional cleanser. Antioxidant Hydramist refreshes and rehydrates with an antioxidant shield to fight free radical damage. Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 protects and shields skin from UV damage even during the winter months, and is a peptide-enriched broad spectrum moisturiser.


16th December: Dyson Supersonic™ with Special Edition Platinum bag

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer iron-fuchsia with platinum bag

Dyson have introduced the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer with Special Edition Platinum storage bag for Christmas.

The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer is powered by the patented Dyson digital motor V9, and is up to eight times faster than other hair dryer motors and half the weight.

It has four heat settings, three airflow settings and a cold shot.

Its intelligent heat control function protects hair against extreme temperatures, whilst Dyson's patented Air Multiplier™ technology means that a focused jet of air is produced, angled at 20° for control, allowing you to dry and style at the same time.

The storage bag is cushioned with heat-resistant fabric, and means your hairdryer is safe and secure when travelling.

15th December: Crazy Angel's Goddess Gift Set

Crazy Angel Gilded Goddess Gift SetAchieve flawless, golden skin this festive season with Crazy Angel's Goddess self-tanning gift set.

This tanning duo contains everything needed to achieve and maintain a long lasting golden tan from Christmas to New Year. Crazy Angel Gilded Goddess Self Tan Dry Oil (100ml) glides flawlessly over the skin achieving a golden glow while Crazy Angel Supreme Goddess Tan Extender (200ml) prolongs the life of the tan.

Rich in Bearberry, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this duo will leave skin nourished, smelling fantastic and beautifully tanned this festive season.


14th December: Paris Hilton's Unicorn Mist

Unicorn MistParis Hilton has launched her first skincare product, a rose water facial spray branded Unicorn Mist.

The limited-edition spray refreshes the skin with natural rose extracts, which is revered for its hydrating properties, making it especially suitable for dry or irritated skin. Aloe Vera juice and Marshmallow calm skin. The aromatic spritz is also great for setting make-up and refreshing the skin throughout the day.

It is beautifully packaged in rainbow iridescent glass bottle, making a perfect gift for skincare lovers, or a magical treat for yourself!

Unicorn Mist is the first in a full range of Hilton Lifestyle natural skincare products expected to launch in early 2018.


13th December: YOURS Loves Winter Wonders nail stamping plates

YOURS Loves Winter Wonders Collection nail stamping platesAmidst the glamour of the party season, refresh your nail art offering with the new: YOURS Loves Winter Wonders Collection of nail stamping plates.

Featuring eight unique stamping plates, the set has been designed by talented trio of professionals Dee Timmer, John C. Nguyen and international Educator, Tracey Lee.

The Winter Wonders Collection includes seasonal stars and snowflake designs as well as intricate graphics that evoke an art-deco allure, so that you can create endless fabulous and festive looks all winter through.


12th December: Elemis & Katie Loxton gifts

Elemis Katie LoxtonElemis has joined forces with luxury London-based accessories brand, Katie Loxton, with an exclusive offer running until Sunday 17th December.

The collaboration brings together Elemis' customer favourite, the brand's iconic Pro-Collagen range, with a beautiful accessory from Katie Loxton, the Perfect Pouch featuring a unique printed slogan. Just purchase two full size products from Elemis' Skincare or Bath & Body range and receive a Katie Loxton Perfect Pouch, plus skin cleansing must-have, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g.

“Two British brands proud of our heritage, we also share a common vision of making everyday life that little bit easier for the modern-day woman,” says Elemis Co-founder Oriele Frank. “It really is the ultimate indulgent gift for the forthcoming holidays.”

11th December: Glamglow Gravitymud™ #Glittermask

Glamglow GlittermudJust in time for Christmas, Glamglow have introduced Gravitymud™ #Glittermask, which features all the benefits of the original Gravitymud™ Firming Treatment with added sparkle!

The innovative peel off mud treatment Gravitymud™ is already a global favourite, featuring Teaoxi™ - a complex of marshmallow and liquorice leaf extract that helps make the skin's contours feel firmer and appear more defined. #Glittermask features the same formulation along with holographic sparkle.

Paint on the mask and it leave to dry and work its magic for 20 to 30 minutes; then peel off from the edges.

Glamglow say that 90% of users agreed skin feels immediately tighter and more toned.


10th December: Lecenté Regal Snowflakes nails

Regal Snowflakes Lecenté Educator, Jenny Nagorski. Nothing says Christmas quite like a sprinkling of glitter! Why not recreate this fabulous festive Regal Snowflakes nail design by talented Lecenté Educator, Jenny Nagorski.

Steal her style with Lecenté Chromes and Glitters or adapt the look to suit your own clients this party season. Products used include Lecenté Silver Chrome Powder and Lecenté Gold Chrome Powder.

Top application tip: Be generous when applying the glitter to the nail (in a pressing motion) for an even finish – you can collect and save sprinkles that brush off too to minimise waste!


9th December: Majestic Memory Foam Neck Support Pillow

Majestic's Memory Foam Makeup/Eyelash & Neck Support Pillow.Therapists who offer eyelash and brow treatments, or semi-permanent make-up, can enhance their clients' experience further by investing in Majestic's Memory Foam patenting-pending Makeup/Eyelash Neck Support Pillow.

To offer exceptional support, this pillow has a precisely designed contour for the neck area and a gentle curve in the middle, which cushions and supports the head. This offers stability and comfort for treatments that require clients to maintain stillness whilst remaining comfortable.

Memory Foam used within the pillow has a unique open cell structure that reacts and responds to human body temperature and weight allowing it to mould to the contours of the body, and quickly return to its original shape.

For complete practicality the covers – available in off white and steel grey – are zipped and can be removed easily for laundering. Each pillow comes with a cover, and additional ones can also be purchased.


8th December: Cherokee Rose balms

Cherokee Rose balmsIf the hectic run up to Christmas is showing its effects on you mentally and physically, aromatherapist Caroline Biggs has created a range of healing balms, inspired by her Cherokee Native American Grandmother.

Cherokee Rose balms are 100% natural and cruelty-free, derived from traditional Native American and natural recipes.

The collection includes Cherokee Rose Pow Wow Concentration Lip Balm with Rosemary, Peppermint and Yarrow oils for those who have trouble waking up in the morning or concentrating at work. Cherokee Rose Rain Dance Aching Leg Balm with Basil, Lavender, Yarrow and Ginger oils is great if you're legs are suffering after days standing carrying out treatments. Cherokee Rose Dream Catcher Balm with Lavender, Chamomile and Yarrow Essential Oils helps you to de-stress if you've had a challenging day and aids a good night's sleep; whilst Cherokee Rose Medicine Man Balm is enriched with Jojoba, Coconut, Arnica, Tea Tree, Cypress and Yarrow oils to soothe cuts and bruises.


7th December: Pestle & Mortar Hydrating Duo Gift Set

Pestle & Mortar Hydrating Duo Gift SetTo celebrate the festive season, Pestle & Mortar has created a limited edition Hydrating Duo Gift Set stylishly packaged in a sleek, black cylindrical gift box.

The set includes the brand's hero products Pure Hyaluronic Serum and Hydrate Moisturiser, and offers the perfect chance for those new to the Pestle & Mortar range to trial a new skincare regime.

Award-winning Pure Hyaluronic Serum is lightweight to apply and soaks into skin instantly, leaving dehydrated skin plumped, fine lines reduced, elasticity improved, and skin visibly more radiant. This serum can also be used as a primer to ensure make-up lasts all day long.

Follow this with Hydrate anti-ageing lightweight moisturiser; natural ingredients include jojoba and squalene to instantly make skin softer and firmer, and powerful antioxidants pomegranate, green tea and Vitamin E to help fight free radicals. Skin reviving Hydrate is packaged in a lightweight airless container to ensure the cream stays fresh and active, resulting in maximum moisture with every use.


6th December: Crown Pro Purple 12 Piece Brush Set

Crownbrush Crown Pro Purple 12 Piece Brush SetAsk any MUA and they'll tell you that working with the best tools is vital to achieving a flawless, HD-ready make-up look, so get tooled up and treat yourself this Christmas to Crownbrush's limited edition Crown Pro Purple 12 Piece Brush Set.

The set consists of 10 brushes and two sponges, including brushes for applying powder, blusher, foundation, eyeshadow, lipliner and eyeliner. Brushes in the set are made of synthetic fibres and are 100% vegan.

Crownbrush have been manufacturing brushes for over 35 years, offering the highest quality brushes to the MUAs and beauty therapists across the globe.


5th December: LCN Prestige Christmas 

LCN Prestige ChristmasEvery year LCN treat us to some fabulous limited-edition Christmas products, and for 2017 the nail and skincare brand haven't disappointed.

With scents of baked apple and cinnamon, and Christmas cookies, this year's Prestige Christmas collection of hand and foot products not only smell divine but also deliver nourishment to skin battling against the winter weather.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Hand Cream is packed with panthenol, glycerin and soy oil to nourish skin, whilst Butter Cookie Vanilla Hand Cream features the scent of Christmas cookies and soothes hands with shea butter and almond oil. Prestige Christmas for normal skin is an intensively nourishing hand cream with skin structure improving active ingredients.

There's also Baked Apple Cinnamon Foot Cream, Baked Apple Cinnamon Nail Care Pen to intensively nourish cuticles and nail plates, and an uber-cute heart-shaped nail file.

4th December: Crystal Nails Phantom Brush

Crystal Nails Phantom BrushWith salons and nail techs reporting record requests for creative art designs on nails during the busy festive season, Crystal Nails have introduced a new brush created specifically for nail art.

The Phantom Brush features natural hair, which means that it can therefore be used with a whole range of mediums including gels, acrylics, and aquarelle painting.

Slightly bulkier than Crystal Nails' Art Design brush, the brand say that the Phantom is perfect for creating colour mash, because of its size and softness.


3rd December:  Love OPI, XOXO Nail Lacquer Duo 

Love OPI, XOXO Nail Lacquer Duo Pack.Christmas is a romantic time of year, so it's time to fall in love with OPI again and treat yourself to the Love OPI, XOXO Nail Lacquer Duo Pack.

The Love OPI, XOXO collection features 12 limited edition winter shades including bold reds, standout metallics and sultry purples, and this gorgeously festive duo includes the collection's hero shade ‘Adam said “It's New Year's, Eve”', a beautiful red crème, and ‘Wanna Wrap?', a chic black-burgundy, inside a stunningly sparkly OPI branded bag. Go on, you know you want to.


2nd December: Elemis Frangipani Body Beautiful

Elemis Frangipani Body Beautiful Elemis' Frangipani Body Beautiful set cleanses, nourishes and moisturises skin. It features full sizes of Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream (200ml) and Frangipani Monoi Body Oil (100ml), delivering enriched and scented skin that has never felt softer.

Use Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream for a luxurious bathing experience, followed by Frangipani Monoi Body Oil; heat the bottle in warm water to return the solidified oil to a silky liquid, and apply to damp skin. Apply a small amount to hair for a weekly treat.


1st December: Dermalogica Lip Smoothing Duo

Dermalogica Lip Smoothing DuoWith temperatures dropping, today's the day to invest in Dermalogica's limited edition Lip Smoothing Duo to protect against harsh winter weather.

Perfect for prematurely ageing lips and surrounding skin, this super-powerful duo delivers smoother lips with more volume. Keep Renewal Lip Complex in your handbag and apply at least twice a day; lips will be smoothed, and the appearance of contour lines minimised. Boost the effect further by generously applying Nightly Lip Treatment after cleansing and moisturising before you head for bed; whilst you sleep, this rich formula helps to smooth the appearance of laughter lines on and around the lip area.