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Now that everyone is surely all caught up on SS18 Fashion Week, and the weather is finally giving us a break, it’s time to get our Spring/Summer hands into gear!



Neon nails, bright and beautiful, covered the stage at this year’s Fashion Week. Coming in all kinds of hues, yellow, pink, blue, red, adding that statement to the catwalk. 



Now you can get the look with Candy Coat’s ‘Go Glow’ and keep on trend this SS18!

Go Glow is a playful collection of neon bright shades perfect for the spring/summer season. Each gel polish offers a creamy highly pigmented formula that lasts 3 to 10 weeks for a super long-lasting mani!


Join the trend!

Candy Coat Gel Polish £10 each

NEW Candy Cure Studio Lamp COMING SOON


About Candy Coat

Candy Coat offers subscription boxes, pick ‘n’ mix colour boxes and kits for super sweet manicures and pedicures! With hundreds of hues across 15 finishes, the range includes 400 shades!



Snow Ready Skincare

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I think it’s safe to say the ‘Beast from the East’ is getting the better of us.

And of course some of these problems occurring are out of our control!

But why should our skin be one of them?!


We ran a poll on Twitter and Instagram asking if your skin is feeling dehydrated and damaged from this weather and over 98% of you said YES!


So we let you in on our moisturiser wonder Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost that has refreshed our skin whilst the temps have dropped… but why stop there? We are sharing our FOOLPROOF, snow-ready skincare products that make our skin one thing the Beast of the East doesn’t take control of!



Firstly, when the seasons change and everyone starts raving about switching up their skincare routine for the winter, the new best place to start is with your cleanser! With tons and tons of strong cleansers out there and the new double cleansing craze, this part is so important because as it gets colder you want to avoid irritating your skin with over cleansing or over exfoliating. Therefore the FOOLPROOF cleansing comes in balm form! The Vitage Essential Cleansing Balm cleanses whilst hydrating your skin, with loads of nourishing ingredients like Natural Marula Oil, Grapeseed, Bitter Orange and Almond Oils, this cleanser is gentle and no damage is done, leaving your skin already feeling fresh, clean and hydrated.


Something that is often forgotten or ignored is the importance of SPF in colder temperatures. Applying Vitage Skin Defence SPF30 before your moisturiser protects your skin from UVA and UVB damage that is thrown at you with these strong, cold winds. This SPF contains powerful multi-functional antioxidant Organic Mate and a potent cocktail of antioxidant vitamins, so you can rid yourself of that painful, sore feel of your skin after stepping outside.


Finally, we’ve said it before but we’ll say it again, the Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost is the perfect moisturiser to top it all off. An enriched daily moisturiser that deeply nourishes and hydrates that skin, with Natural Marula Oil which helps to restore skin elasticity leaving the skin youthful, rejuvenated and radiant. You can read more about this wonder product and the importance of its ingredients here.


And there you have it, no more complaining about your irritated, dry skin. Try again next year Beast from the East!


NEW Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost

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The NEW Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost and why you need it in your skincare routine!


The Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost (£39) is an enriched daily moisturiser that deeply nourishes and hydrates, leaving the skin appearing plumper, smoother and more youthful looking, immediately helping to restore dehydrated skin.

Whats in it?


The main ingredient that makes this moisturiser stand out from the rest is Natural Marula Oil.

But why? If you hadn’t already heard of it, Natural Marula Oil is a concentrated source of Vitamin C and E, which helps to restore skin elasticity leaving skin youthful, rejuvenated and radiant. Credited as “Africa’s beauty secret,” this ingredient has grabbed a lot of attention recently, even Cosmopolitan described it as “The new oil on the block” and the best way to get your daily dose of Natural Marula Oil is through the Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost.


But Natural Marula Oil isn’t the only star of the show in this skincare product. Alongside this, it contains a rich combination of Green Tea Extract, Allantoin and Calendula Extract together with 6 nourishing oils making it perfect for dull or tired skin in need of an instant boost.


Green Tea Extract flushes toxins from the skin, healing blemishes and scars and reducing inflammation, as well as improving the skin’s elasticity with its anti-ageing and antioxidant benefits.

Allantoin is most notably know for its gentle, non-irritating qualities and makes an excellent addition for its anti-ageing qualities, increasing in skin’s smoothness and promoting cell proliferation and longevity.

Calendula Extract has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, helping to soothe the skin with its natural restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow.


A blend of Sweet Almond Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Rosehip Oil, Blackcurrent Seed Oil, Apricot Kennel Seed Oil and Evening Primrose Oil, the Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost goes even further with rehydrating, nourishing and soothing dehydrated skin. With Vitamins A, C and E helping to lock in moisture and soften the skin.


Vitage Advanced Moisture Boost is a high performance daily moisturiser that is perfect for all skin types.


Vitage’s Advanced Moisture Boost £39 is available online at

Also available at John Bell & Croyden


Introducing Candy Coat!

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Steady hands at the ready!


Professional-standard gel nails at home just got easier with Candy Coat!


Candy Coat develops deliciously unique gel nail colours, concepts and products. With 350 shades to choose from, each Candy Coat polish offers super creamy, high pigmented gel formula which lasts 3-10 weeks on fingers and up to 6 weeks on toes.


Created and founded by nail polish entrepreneur Lynette in 2015, Candy Coat offers subscription boxes, pic ‘n’ mix colour boxes and candy kits for dreamy colours and super sweet manicures and pedicures! There are 15 finishes too including cremes, shimmers, neons, rich glitters, translucent, metallics, glows, colour changers, confetti, holos, marble, polka and pearls.


Candy Coat Subscription Box

Candy Coat is the UK’s only gel polish subscription box. Each month, subscribers can look forward to a curated gel polish box that includes 3 colours, a range of manicure essentials, swatch pops and goodies and offers the perfect way to build a gorgeous colour collection over time.


Candy Coat Pick ‘N’ Mix

The pick ‘n’ mix concept is an online colour shop, home to individual bottles (£8 each) with new colours to choose from every month.



Candy Coat Girl is the new little box of fun for little girls. Created for girls aged 4-11, each box will feature two Candy Coat water based nail polish colours, four fun goodies and of course some treats! The polishes are 100% water based and contain no harsh or toxic chemicals at all.


Candy Coat Gel Polish £8 each

Candy Coat Gel Subscription Box £15 per month

NEW Candy Cure Studio Lamp COMING SOON

Candy Coat GIRL £10 per month

Why is Brush On Block so essential?!

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Although some of you may not think of this as much of a ‘myth buster’, there are still so many of us that don’t realise how important SPF is ALL year round!


Whether its cloudy, raining, cold, hot, snowing, your skin still needs to be protected from the sun! In these colder times the sun may not be as visible as it is in the summer but, if anything, it can be more of a threat!


Wind can reduce the natural sun protection in your skin, letting more of the sun’s ultraviolet rays penetrate and cause damage, and I don’t know when the last time you went outside was… but it is pretty windy at the moment! So finding a product like the Susan Posnick Brush on Block is essential!


Why Brush on Block?


Brush On Block has an SPF 30 and is easy to use, non-greasy and non-sticky, created to help encourage everyone to wear invisible, yet effective, sun protection on a daily basis. In these colder months, the Brush On Block is the perfect addition to your makeup routine, you can use it on top of your base (foundation, BB cream, CC cream etc) to mattify and keep your makeup in place, whilst providing full-coverage, invisible and natural mineral sun protection.


For those with acne-prone or sensitive skin, it is fantastic for providing SPF daily, without irritating or clogging your pores like a usual sun cream would! Meaning no more mess, greasy lotions, sticks or sprays.


It also contains green tea leaf extract, a natural antioxidant; safflower seed oil, which functions as an emollient that moisturises and protects the skin; and chamomile extract and honeysuckle that help prevent skin inflammation and irritation that may be caused by sun exposure.


In The Press


The Daily Mail wrote about the convenience and usefulness of Brush On Block, “Available in translucent or tan and sold in a tube with a self-dispensing brush. The refills are almost half the price. If your brush is dirty, wash it through as you would a make-up brush.”

You can get Brush On Block on

Original: £25 for 3.4g

Refill: £13 for 3.4g