The holidays are over, but before you get too nostalgic for the English summer, remember it’s time to get ready for a new term. It’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a few lovely beauty buys. So, to help you pack those bags, it’s time to swot up on our clever back-to-uni essentials.
The catwalks featured something for everyone when it came to this autumn’s make-up trends. Big, bold looks blended against subtle, natural palettes. Here’s a few top products to help you achieve some of this season’s most fashionable looks.
Big lashes Long, Sixties-inspired lashes rocked the fashion-pack during the autumn season’s catwalks. W7 have it nailed with their Flutter Eyes False Eyelashes in a range of sizes. So, you can pick the right ones for your eyes and feel utterly glam, head to toe.
No-one relishes the idea of greasy locks. If your hair is prone to oiliness, there are some smart ways around it. With the right products, you can keep your ‘do looking fresh and glossy for days with minimal effort.
Rebalancing Shampoos Rebalancing shampoos Often, you’ll find you have the dreaded greasy root, dry-end combo. There is a temptation to keep washing your hair if this is your personal challenge. But too much shampooing can strip your hair of the oils it needs to stay healthy. Instead, look for products that are made for less frequent washing. Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Shampoo, and Yves Rocher’a Delicate Cleansing Cream Shampoo are just two top-buys.
Light Conditioners There’s one top tip to remember when tackling greasy hair. If you need to condition it, make sure you use the right products, and stick to the ends of your hair. That way, you won’t be weighing the roots down with extra moisture. Living Proof have their Perfect Hair Day Conditioner to make a set with their shampoo, while Hif’s gentle cleansing conditioners give you a little boost of moisture in perfect balance.
Fashionistas will be in seventh heaven this autumn. New York, Paris, Milan and London are the Big 4 set to play host to some of the world’s most iconic labels at this year’s SS presentations. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.
New York cool Kicking things off from 6th September in New York, you’ll find Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera. Not only are they big news on the global fashion scene, they also have gorgeous scents like CK Obsessed, Marc Jacobs’ Daisy and Carolina Herrera 212. Back to the show itself, that line up alone should be enough to keep you repeatedly refreshing your Instagram feed for days, but you can also check out the latest catwalks from Teen Fashion Week. And there’s the Intermix x CFDA collaboration, along with other exciting events, all running during the week.
Swagger in the UK Things are guaranteed to get seriously gorgeous in London during 15th-19th September, as the city hosts their Spring Summer fashion week. British fashion stalwarts like Burberry, also creators of the suave Burberry Touch scent, and Amanda Wakeley will be strutting their stuff. They’ll be alongside Pringle of Scotland, Christopher Kane and Topshop. Not to mention the exciting host of new designers already on the bill.
Glam in Milan It’s all happening in Milan from 20th September. Over a six-day window fashion fans will get to see Moschino, Missoni, Giorgio Armani and Prada stride into the SS season. Prada are also known for their Candy and Homme fragrances, while Armani Si is another favourite scent from the Italian fashion pack. And if all that isn’t not enough to tempt you to stay on the Fashion Week live stream all week long, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Gucci will all be there in force too.
A style masterclass in Paris This city does it best when it comes to chic, fashion-forward collections. Expect some major catwalk inspiration from Givenchy, Christian Dior, Nina Ricci and Chloe from September 26th. Because we’re always thinking about fragrances, we can’t help but get excited about this show, featuring the newest lines from the ones who brought us Givenchy Love Irresistible, and Chloe’s Love Story. This mega presentation lasts for eight days, so if you have a real need to find out what’s hotter than hot for next season, these are the shows to swot up on.