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Shine as bright as the Christmas star

This Christmas and New Year’s Eve, you want to look your best and any signs of festive stress should be well covered up. Here we bring you a selection of beauty products that will make you look, feel and smell fantastic.

Withstand the test of time

For a woman on the move, So Essential by Angel Schlesser represents modern sophistication, suitable for all occasions.

The minimalistic and elegant perfume is designed to withstand the test of time and places its emphasis on fun and amusement.

This fragrant character is composed with fresh, fruity notes of kiwi, pomegranate and mandarin, with a heart of nectarine, rose and sweet pea, while the base notes are patchouli and white musk.

Angel Schlesser So Essential is available at Perfumes & Companhia, with the retail price of €63.50 for a 100ml bottle.

Sensitive skin is beautiful skin

When you suffer from sensitive skin, it often reacts with many skincare products and women then have troubles finding solutions for dryness, irritation and redness of their skin.

To tackle this issue Anne Möller has launched the first biogenetic line Sensitive Hydraderm for sensitive skins, that reduces redness and irritation, minimises skin reactivity and increases the ability of skin-protection.

With starting prices of €27, this skin care range is one not to miss out on.

Stocks are now available at Perfumes & Companhia.

Bring on the bling

Lagos-based Catherine’s Nail & Soap Bar is offering clients the opportunity to out-sparkle their Christmas trees this festive season with a new range of OPI Axxium soak off gels in various colours.

Catherine Tomlin from Catherine’s Nail & Soap Bar said: “With six sparkling colours to choose from, match your outfits for the festive season.

“Lasting at least two weeks, the gel is kind to your nails, allowing them to grow underneath.”

Newly available at Catherines, Axxium acts as an invisible layer of protection for your nails, keeping them strong so that they can grow without breaking.”

Choose from the classic French finish to bright reds, blues and pinks, and leave the salon with dry nails, smudge free and ready to go.

Axxium gels are virtually weightless and the finish is sheer and flawless.

For more information, please call 282 761 264 or visit Catherine’s Nail & Soap Bar at Travessa 1 de Maio 11, 8600-772 Lagos.

Radiance in a bottle

This sensationally smooth cream by Lancaster combats lack of firmness, dehydration and signs of ageing skin, visibly reducing wrinkles and dull, uneven complexions.

Start this year on the right foot by ensuring that your skin looks firmer and the radiance in your face is boosted by purchasing the Retinology Total Age Solution, High-Efficiency Cream by Lancaster, available from Perfumes & Companhia from €104.

Be bright, bold and addictive

Spice up your persona this year and indulge in the new Pure Custo Barcelona Collector’s Edition fragrance.

The woman who will use this perfume is a real cosmopolite, has adventurous spirit and is unconventional and open to all styles. Its top not is fresh and free while warm notes offer an exotic taste of seduction.

For a 100ml bottle of this new fragrance by Pure Custo Barcelona the cost t is €71 and can be found at Perfumes & Companhia.

Hydrate your lips colourfully

Golden Phyto Extract improves microcirculation and helps to deeply hydrate lips in the new deluxe lip colour range by Sensai, The Lipstick.

Inspired by the aesthetic ideals of Japan’s ancient Imperial court, Sensai colours evoke the wisdom and allure of women across all ages.

Gold particles veiled in silk powder ensure a rich, brilliant sheen to your lips. Why not indulge and bring out your individual beauty flawlessly?

The new range of The Lipstick is now available for €59.50 at Sephora.

Anny goes to Hollywood

Allow your fingertips to experience a touch of glamour this year, with the new Hollywood collection by ANNY.

The new nail polish collection has the Hollywood feeling in a bottle, and this season has captured the most glitzy colours for you, including opulent red tones such as Bourlesque (pictured), and classic tones such as Silver Shadow and Goldfinger.

ANNY nail polish provides excellent coverage. Generally, one coat of polish is enough. However, the best result is achieved by using two thin coats. The long, wide brush ensures simple, even application – with no streaks.

Collections are available at Douglas and Perfumes & Companhia, at €10.95 per polish.