If you're beginning the year with a resolution to look and feel your best, then check out my top ten beauty must-haves.
My beauty hotlist for the month ahead has both products and treatments which have recently hit the market alongside a few of my personal favourites. In the winter months it is essential to look after your skin and take care of it from the inside out to ward off the dreaded cold. Here's some new and upcoming products I just can't live without:
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De La Rom essential bath oil
When it's cold and miserable outside, there's no better treat than indulging in a mini home spa experience, because our bodies need TLC too. De La Rom bath oil is a real gem with a mix of 100% pure and natural essential oils. It can be used as a massage oil or diluted in bath water for a fantastic feeling of relaxation. Lemon, cypress, lavender and vitamin E help to drain toxins from our bodies, while also stimulating tissue elasticity and contributing to limiting stretch marks. 100ml is £28.00.
Organic Burst super-food supplements
A multi-award winning UK brand offering organic super food supplements which include acai berry, spirulina, baobab, wheatgrass and maca powders. These essential products will sort out your immune system and help you on the road to feeling more energised, healthier and helping to prevent those horrible winter blues and bugs. These organic super food supplements are full of natural goodness and a must have. From £5.99.
Gold Class hair extensions
Multi-award winning celebrity hair stylist Inanch Emir has launched her own luxury line of hair extensions called Gold Class. Based in Great Portland Street, London, she is the 'go to' hairstylist for celebrities, magazine editors and those in the know for natural, healthy and perfectly applied hair extensions. The hair will be available at salons throughout the UK inthe next year so look out for a salon near you that applies Gold Class Hair by Inanch Emir. £POA.
Unite 7 second conditioner
If you've ever had dry or damaged hair you'll absolutely love the latest range by Unite hair products. The brand's 7 second leave-in conditioner has celebrities going mad and is cult hair product taking celebs, hair stylists and the public by storm! In just seven seconds this miracle conditioner locks in colour to enrich vibrancy, detangle and nourish with its protein complex and UV protector, sealing hair cuticles and protecting hair against environmental, heat and chemical stresses. £14.85 for 236 ml.
Dr Paw Paw balm
Those of you that love lip balms are going to love this new product - I use it daily. Dr Paw Paw's Original Balm is a British-based, multi-use ointment containing paw paw, olive oil and aloe vera oil. The velvety smooth balm has a multitude of uses - for dry lips and heels, to help tame brows and even condition lashes. It combines a blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to repair, moisturise, nourish and soothe skin in need of some attention. £6.95.
Grow Gorgeous hair serum
Grow Gorgeous hair serum launched in Boots in November 2013, promising 13,000 more hairs on our heads in a month. Its unique, advanced formula contains a complex blend of seven technologies to help your hair appear visibly longer, thicker and fuller looking. Using bio-active pea sprouts, hair growth is apparently accelerated by 78%. So far I've heard really good reports on this and I think for the price it is definitely worth a try. £29.99.
Tan Organic tanning oil
Voted the best facial tanning product in 2013 by RSVP Magazine, Tan Organic self-tanning oil is an easy to use eco-certified face and body tan. Made with a unique blend of plant oils including Borage seed oil, Argan oil and orange peel oil, Tan Organic's self-tanning oil has a subtle citrus fragrance. Formulated with natural oils it instantly illuminates the skin with an irresistible radiating glow. £24.99.
Black Diamond facial by BeautyLab
For those of you that like to indulge in a little extravagance from time to time, BeautyLab will be launching its Black Diamond facial imminently and it sounds amazing. The anti-ageing facial contains unique black diamond properties. Known for their stimulating benefits, these facials should improve the appearance of the skin using micro-circulation and the effects will be plumper, smoother skin, bringing back radiance and luminosity. BeautyLab will be launching in Harvey Nichols Edinburgh soon. The Black Diamond Facial (1 hour 10min) is £250.
Rose range by The White Company
Having amazing smelling candles and burners in your home is a great way to set the mood depending on the season - vibrant, fresh, romantic, or cosy. The White Company has recently launched a new line called Rose, consisting of a limited edition candle for mother's day, a room diffuser, tea lights, room spray, signature candle and a three-wick candle. The scent combines English garden rose, white heart of jasmine, dried fruits and an undertone of sandalwood. From £15.
NARSissist cheek palette
For those of you that love your blush - whether its bronze or rose - you'll love the new NARS palette. Debuting February 1st, NARS will launch the NARSissist cheek palette. The palette features the label's iconic products and shades for cheeks: the limited edition highlighting shade Devotee, Orgasm and Laguna. £35.