The post Christmas blues are upon us and we’re barely a week into January.
The month that is essentially the Monday of the year is always a toughy. We’ve all overindulged on cheese, chocolate, booze (or is that just me?), and declared we’re never going out on New Year’s Eve again. Because it’s pretty anti-climactic at best or downright horrifying when we remember who we desperately kissed at midnight!
And we’re now at a loss of what to do with ourselves. As we try and figure out how to work nine to five again, without getting to put Love Actually, Elf, and Bridget Jone’s on a constant merry loop all day.
But fear not, come out of your duvet-day hibernation and dust off the Jacobs Cream Cracker remnants. Here is a list of nine amazing products to help beat the blue’s. They’ll make you feel sparkling new, and they’re bang on trend for 2018.
You’ve probably seen this little pot of pink stuff all over Instagram. Everyone’s using it and there’s a good reason why. It goes on smooth, sucks out the bad and leave’s the good. Detoxing the skin is a great way to bring in the New Year. This little pot comes with it’s own applicator brush. It pulls out impurities, tightens pores, and reduces redness thanks to the fact that it is full of vitamin A. £39.90
Fenty Foundation (or Fenty anything for a matter of fact)
Unfortunately it was a world wide phenomenon when we had to wait until 2017 for a foundation line to drop that actually contained a wide variety of inclusive skin shades. The dust has settle but the great reviewers are still coming in. Treat yourself to the brand that started the cultural chain reaction in the makeup industry. Unfortunately the product isn’t widely available in the UK, but you can get your hands on it in Harvey Nichols. £26
New year, new you. Test the waters of innovative products and expand your horizons with some items you’d slowly back away from in store. You can also get great little samples of high-end, luxury treatments to pamper yourself at a fraction of the cost. £12.95 monthly incl. p&p
Orange toned lipsticks are a great way to play up a look without breaking too many boundaries. Pick a vibrant matte orange like LimeCrimes Psycho, or opt for a more subtle metallic copper like L.A Girl Metal Liquid Lipstick in Molten, available at Beauty Bay. £6.00
Oils are the new pamper treatment for skin. It gives a great subtle shine under foundation or left to do its thing. Nuxe dry oil comes in both a plain oil, and one filled with golden shimmer for some extra highlight. After a winter battering I think all our skin is in need of a little TLC. Plus a little of this stuff goes a long way. £28 for 100ml
A new creamy formula enriched with coconut oil to protect and nourish lashes as you lengthen and thicken. £8.99
This highlighter is a life saver on a dark winters morning to get some light onto your face. With a droplet applicator you have perfect control. Whether you add a few drops to your foundation before application, or apply it post foundation for the strongest of Insta looks. It comes in a range of shimmer shades to suit any complexion. £6.99
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to keep the skin hydrated and fight off the ageing process by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The Aqua Boost Sorbet from The Body Shop can be used on its own or with other products from the range to rehydrate dry, and weather damaged skin. £14.00
Purple, but more specifically ultra-violet is the colour seeing in 2018 as the big trend. NYX Vivid Bright Liquid Eyeliner comes in seven colours to play with. A thin flick on the eyes is the easiest way to bring the trend in and test it out for yourself. £5.99