Love flowers but hate how quickly they wither? This Valentine’s Day, we’re opting for a different type of rose…
Besides its anti-ageing qualities, roses have been known to help keep skin hydrated. The Rose by Dr. Dream Dream Age Radiance Powder Essence, $222 (4 x 5 g bottles), turns to liquid upon application and absorbs quickly. Pack this nifty product into your carry-on for a quick moisture boost on the plane.
Puffy eyes, begone! The cooling tip of the Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Restoring Eye Cream, $50 (15 ml), helps to soothe and smooth. It contains hyaluronic acid, French Damask rose, rose of Jericho and hollyhock to gently hydrate the delicate eye area.
Just like an Elie Saab couture gown, the Elie Saab Le Parfum Rose Couture EDT, $125 (50 ml), envelopes you in a luxurious experience. Unlike lighter scents, its lush bouquet of orange blossom, rose petal honey, peony, jasmine and vanilla lingers on like a favourite memory.
Oils Of Life
Most people shy away from oils, no thanks to their greasy rep. But don’t knock them before trying them.
Oils replenish lost moisture and help reduce the appearance of scars.
Frizzy hair? Spritz oil onto ends to tame your mane.
Add sugar or salt for an instant homemade scrub.
Massage into cuticles for strong and healthy nails.
Pamper freshly shaven skin with the soothing and calming texture of oils.
Bio-essence Bio Treatment Essence- In-Oil Scar Specialist, $19.90 (60 ml).
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, $53 (100 ml).
Contains a nourishing blend of grapeseed, avocado, sunflower seed, olive, and tsubaki oils.
Count By Colours
We love it when beauty is both pretty and fun. These aren’t a box of markers, but a pack of Browhaus Heavy-Duty Bi-Liners, $12.90 each. Its waterproof gel liner on one end and a sharpener and soft-tip sponge on the other, help to create precise lines.
Master Your #Selfie
Up your Insta game with these star tips
1 It’s all about the right angles
Top down is always going to look more flattering then bottom up. Got a killer jawline? Show it off with a side profile shot. Instagram selfie queen
@kimkardashian is all about the luscious pout.
2 Good location
Consider the outdoors. Principal photographer Jonah Sun of All Aflutter suggests the Botanic Gardens and Marina Barrage for their beautiful landscape.
@mirandakerr makes the most of the evening light.
3 Add colour
A vibrant picture is naturally more attractive than a subdued one. A simple trick is to add some lipstick for a quick pop of colour.
@chrissyteigen’s reflective sunglasses and coral lips provide an interesting texture to her picture.