Sisters That SLAY!

Whether you spend most of your time sharing gossip and makeup tips or fighting over whose clothes are whose and what takeaway to order in, your sister is your best friend for life!  Sister duos are the ultimate squad goals. As its National Sisters Day these are some of our fav celeb sisters who make us super jel over their abilities to slaaaaayyy! Sisters that slay together, stay together…

Gigi and Bella Hadid

When these models arrived on the scene they stole the show and have become two of the biggest style icons in the fashion world.

Jenner and Kardashians

The prize for the ultimate female bosses goes to the Kardashian/Jenner gals who are always keeping us on our toes with their killer style. They set the trends and we follow…

 

Mary-Kate, Ashley and Elizabeth Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley were our fav style icons as we were growing up and they’re still giving us major #stylegoals today. Since becoming a major Hollywood actress, younger sis Elizabeth has also been paving a way for herself as a fashionista.

 

Beyonce and Solange Knowles

Different styles but both absolute QUEENS! Always looking flawless this sister duo don’t just follow trends they CREATE them!

 

 

Nicole and Sofia Richie

These sisters show that an age gap doesn’t stop that ultimate sister bond but style definitely runs in the family.

Who are your favourite sisters that slay?

Love Island 2017- Most “Muggy” Moments

As Love Island approaches the end, and the sun sets in this year’s villa we thought we’d reminisce on some of our highlights and most muggy moments from the Class of 2017. We’re definitely not feeling “mugged off” about it ending, and we’re definitely not sad that we have to wait an entire year before it returns. Really, we’re not bothered. TOTALLY “NOT BOTHERED”. Except… we had put “all our eggs in this year’s basket” and it was “100% our type on paper”. Here are our highlights:

 

  1. Marcel from Blazin’ Squad

In the earlier weeks of Love Island it seemed to be a game of who will Marcel tell that he used to be in “THE SQUAD” on that episode.  Some of his fellow contestants were left in shock… and some shockingly didn’t even know who Blazin’ Squad were? Nevertheless, it was the shortest secret ever.

 

 

  1. Stormzy ruining Olivia and Chris’ relationship

After a challenge in the villa saw this tweet from Stormzy revealed, it caused one of them nightly, explosive arguments between Chris and Olivia. Chris couldn’t hide the smirk on his face as his future rap career looked closer than ever whilst Olivia was fuming! It was hilarious.

 

 

 

  1. ‘Muggy Mike’

 When late arrival Mike entered the villa and started “grafting” Olivia he caused an enemy in Chris. So what was Chris’ mature response to the new boy picking his girl? Naming him ‘Muggy Mike’ – of course! The name stuck, even when he returned to the villa, and Love Island’s Mike will forever be known as ‘Muggy Mike’.

 

  1. Jason ‘Staythumb’

 Our biggest #LOL moment of the season goes to Chris who misspelt Jason Statham as Jason ‘Staythumb’. This inspired many hilarious memes and tweets on social media.

 

 

 

  1. Theo

Theo’s stay in the villa was short, sweet and VERY ENTERTAINING. He caused trouble the entire time he was there and we were gutted when his fellow housemates booted him out. Our favourite moment was when he asked a distraught Tyla why she didn’t leave the villa if she was so sad about her love-interest Jonny leaving. #AWKS (He had a point, though!)

 

 

 

  1. Cash Hughes

During our favourite challenge of the season we got to see how each couple would handle parenthood, as they were given a fake baby for the day. It seems that Chris forgot his baby was made of plastic when he began crying over his bond with his new son: ‘Cash Hughes’. Chris takes SPF VERY SERIOUSLY and was livid that the other parents were exposing their children to the Spanish sun without sun cream or a protective hat. It made our hearts flutter and our love for Chris grow as we all imagined him as our baby daddy…

 

 

 

  1. Montana & Food

 Fans on social media were quick to jump on to the fact that Montana always seems to be eating during tense times in the villa. Cereal, carrots and cookies are just some of the foods that can be found in Montana’s hand when an argument or a serious conversation breaks out on the island. WE CAN TOTALLY RELATE, MON!

 

 

 

  1. A Little Bit Leave It

 Eurovision 2018 watch out- we’re onto a winner! During a dull moment in the villa, Blazin’ Squad’s Marcel and Kem decided to pass time by writing a rap track titled ‘A Little Bit Leave It’ about their time in the villa. It wasn’t long before Chris caught wind and decided he needed to get in on the action and the other guys reluctantly allowed him a small role in the intro. They performed ‘A Little Bit Leave It’ to the rest of villa and it was incredibly well received (cringe-ing aside). I’m sure Love Island fan Stormzy is one of the many artists lining up to be a feature on Marcel, Kem and Chris’ inevitable forthcoming rap album!

 

 

  1. Garlicio

The nation face-palmed in unison when Chris ventured out of the villa on the hunt for some tasty ingredients (including Pokemon biscuits) for a meal he was cooking for his housemates. Unfortunately his foreign language skills aren’t on par with his parenting skills, and he left Spanish locals and viewers stunned when he attempted to ask for garlic from a Spanish shopkeeper. Not knowing the Spanish name for garlic, he just added an ‘io’ on the end, forming ‘garlico’ and said it with enough conviction that even we believed him.

 

  1. Kem and Chris’ Bromance

 As the season approaches the end, it’s time for us to decide who our favourite couple is. When we thought about the couple who formed an unbreakable bond, showed affection throughout the serious, argued the least and confessed their love for each other the most, there was only one pair that came to mind: Kem and Chris.

 

 

It’s bad enough on a Saturday when we don’t have a daily dose of new actions from the villa, now we can only wonder what we will do with our lives after Love Island…

 

Brand New Additions to Teen Skin

Say buh-bye to breakouts with the latest additions to our Nip+Fab Teen Skin range. A trio of pore blasting products are being added to the line with a Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster Wash Day, Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster Night and a Teen Skin Fix 2 in 1 Scrub and Mask Pore Blaster. Blast away excess oil, shine and blocked pores #seeya.

Start your day the right way with the Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster Wash Day. It’s a gentle micellar gel wash that softly cleanses and purifies the skin of excess residue, oil and makeup to unveil fresh skin, with less visible pores. A cocktail of vitamins helps prepare the skin so you can eliminate shine to feel refreshed and energised to take on whatever the day has to offer. It’s a perfect base for flawless make-up!

The Day wash is the first part in your mission for flawless, blemish-free skin.  Follow up at the end of the day with our Teen Skin Fix Pore Blaster Wash Night– your prefect evening detox. Enriched with antibacterial extracts this wash will encourage skin to fight breakouts without drying it. A rich lather instantly removes impurities, dirt and excess oil to clear pores and reveal smoother and clearer skin.

If your skin is congested and in need of a good cleanse then the Teen Skin Fix 2 in 1 Scrub and Mask Pore Blaster is your new go-to. This is a dual purpose product that can be used as a scrub or a mask to blast impurities, shine and control excess build-up.  If used as a scrub, gently massage onto damp skin and if used as a mask, apply an even layer over face and leave until completely dry then rinse off with warm water.

Now we can all have perfect teenage skin! And don’t forget you can complete your skincare routine with the whole Teen Skin Fix Range; Breakout Rescue Pads, Zero Shine Moisturiser and Spot Zap.

NEW LAUNCHES ALERT: GLYCOLIC PAD ADDITIONS!

We’re adding to our iconic Glycolic pad family with brand new Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads and Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads! Grab your party hat because it’s officially a Pad Party over here!

Along with our Daily Cleansing Pads and Night Pads Extreme, we’re launching Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads for sensitive skin. These soft exfoliating pads are soaked in glycolic and fruit acids to gently cleanse pores and resurface skin. They also contain panthenol to restore moisture balance and aloe vera which soothes, protects and cares for the skin, while revealing radiance.

What the mother foamer is this? Our brand new Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads have double the action in one pad to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. They are dual sided: one textured side and one smooth. The textured side activates foam on application to exfoliate and renew the skin, while the smooth side polishes the skin by lifting away any dirt, oil and impurities. This will result in a beautifully, radiant and bright complexion. This 2-in-1 product has 2% pure glycolic acid to exfoliate and resurface, as well as hyaluronic acid to hydrate and witch hazel to sooth and tighten pores.

Our new Glycolic Fix Gentle Pads and Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads are now available at Superdrug!

Notebook Beauty Awards 2017 Winner: Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Serum

Winner, Winner! Our No Needle Fix Serum won the Notebook Beauty Award 2017 for best Serum- thank you Notebook!

‘…light texture and not at all greasy. It seemed to plump my skin, it felt and looked much brighter. Lines and wrinkles were much less visible after four weeks. Skin looked so much smoother and glowed.’

This is a revolutionary serum which plumps, firms and volumizes. It’s enhanced with oat extract which is an instant tensor and smooths the appearance of the skin. It also blurs imperfections to help you achieve younger-looking skin.

 

Buy the award-winning No Needle Fix Serum, and the entire range here!

Power of the Pads!

Our iconic cleansing pads are available in six varying formulas, each targeting different skin concerns. Easy and convenient to use, these pads will quickly slip into your daily skincare routine. Find out which pads are best for you and you’ll be on your way to skin perfection- aka #LIFEGOALS:

 

Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Boost Radiance: Our best-selling Glycolic Pads will boost radiance, making your skin look younger and brighter. These pads are soaked in 2.8% of exfoliating glycolic acid, which will help retexture and resurface the skin. They also contain hyaluronic acid to moisturise and refresh, as well as blue daisy which soothes and calms the skin. These are an essential daily step in your routine, morning and night, loved by the likes of Kylie Jenner and Mario Dedivanovic!

 

Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme

Target Pores: An extreme version of our Glycolic Daily Pads, with our highest level of glycolic acid at 5% these potent pads are perfect for night time use to refine pores, exfoliate and help fade facial discolouration such as acne scaring. These pads have been amped up with salicylic acid to battle blackheads and reduce blemishes.  Use a pad a night 2-3 times a week to unclog pores and remove dead cells and toxins from the skin to be left with soft, plump and a more even-toned surface.

 

Teen Skin Fix Breakout Rescue

Deep cleanse: From our Teen Skin Fix range, these pads will diminish excess oil and dirt for a purifying, deep cleanse. Each pad is enhanced with wasabi extract, which is an antimicrobial agent that aims to prevent breakouts and blemishes by preventing the growth of bacteria.

 

Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads

Plump: For a gentle cleanse use our Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Pads, which are soaked in dragon’s blood taken from the Croton Lechleri Tree to form a protective film on the skin and fight any environmental aggressors. The salicylic and hyaluronic acid will make your skin appear plumper and will provide long-lasting hydration.

 

Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads

Soften: Remove your make up with these super moisturising cleansing pads, perfect for dry skin in need of hydration. The gentle pads are enhanced with kale and watercress, as well as containing vitamin A, C and K which protects the skin and ensures it retains its elasticity. Your skin will feel soft and smooth with these superfood-enriched pads.

 

Bee Sting Fix Toning Pads

Repair: These pads are for you if your skin is in need of some TLC. The bee venom will plump, smooth and firm the skin, while also filing fine lines. The propolis extract ingredient will heal the skin as well as acting as an antiseptic, while the witch hazel will reduce swelling and repair any broken skin.

 

Shop all our pads and full range here!

Summer Skincare Saviours!

Summer is finally here- well, we think so; we’ve yet to be given any confirmation by the weather.  Our raincoats may still be hanging by the door and we haven’t quite managed to bring out our sunglasses yet. However, we’re sure the sun in on its way and should be here in no time *finger’s crossed*. Nevertheless, it’s time to up the skincare game. As you swap your jumpers for your crop tops, you should also change your skincare so you’re using appropriate products for the changing climate. Heavier products should be put on hold, and lighter creams and serums should be brought to the forefront. We’re here to guide you through the products you should be using this summer:

Kale Fix Make-Up Removing Pads

Whether you’ve been frolicking on the beach all day or sandwiched on a busy train, taking your makeup off is an essential. Ensure you get all the daily dirt off your face with our Kale Pads. These ultra-moisturising pads are perfect for the warmer months as they will softly and gently leave your skin feeling cleansed, smoothed and hydrated. They are developed with superfood ingredients kale and watercress, as well as vitamins A, C and K to protect and ensure your skin holds elasticity.

No Needle Fix Moisturiser SPF20

This multi-purpose day cream should be a vital product in your skincare routine this summer. Most significantly it has SPF20 to protect you from them harmful sunrays. Yes, we all love it when the sun makes an appearance but make sure you stay safe! Not only does this product give you that protection it also contains oat extract which tones and smooths the skin targeting the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s multi-tasking properties doesn’t stop there- it also leaves a radiant shimmer to the skin for that ideal summer glow.

Dragon’s Blood Fix Serum

Ensure your skin remains hydrated through the warmer months with this serum. It contains dragon’s blood, from the Croton Lechleri tree, which will create a protective film on the skin to defend against environmental aggressors. The velvet flower ingredient will encourage moisturisation as well as illuminate the skin.

Viper Venom Eye Fix

Reduce the look of dark, under eye circles, as well as fine line and wrinkles with this eye gel. This comes in a roll-on applicator for easy use whenever your eyes need a pick me up. The cooling gel is perfect for those warmer days, when you need a boost of radiance. With revolutionary ingredients Syn®-ake, and Liftonin®, this tenses and smooths the skin, providing instant tightening.

365 Body Glow Fix

Not going on holiday but longing for a glowing tan? Or maybe you want a quick head-start before you go away? Either way, our self-tanner is ideal for that golden goddess vibe so many of us aspire to have in the summer (and spring… and autumn… and probably, winter). This easy to apply tanning gel provides you with a streak-free, even courage finish within 4 hours- for the face and body. This gel contains white tea and vitamin E to even out skin-tone, moisture and protect the skin.

 

Shop our full range of skincare and makeup here! …After that, all we have to do is sit back and impatiently wait for the sun to shine.

You’re Making Me Blush

You’re not alone if you love to admire blushers but from afar, or exclusively via Snapchat filters. Even makeup lovers can often shy away from the use of those bright pinks in fear they’ll end up looking like a clown, instead of a blushing beauty. But fear no more! It’s time to brave the blush brush that’s been chilling at the bottom of your makeup bag and pop some colour on those cheeks.

If you already have a natural blush to the cheeks, you may wonder why the need to add more- especially after you’ve just spent way too much time already correcting and concealing that redness.  Well, once you have applied your base products you face can often become a little flat and lacking dimension. By adding blush you will make yourself look more alive and fresh. We’re not advising an overload but encouraging a gentle pop of colour- and we know just the product that will give you that!

If you’re still looking to experiment with colour, or you’ve completely mastered the art of blush, our Blusher Palette in Blushed is your perfect go-to. Four different shades to complete any makeup look- these soft shades provide a suede finish with great pigment pay off to really enhance your #makeupgame.

Top Tips:

  • Know Where To Place It: Blush should be placed on the apples of the cheek, and brushed up the cheekbones, not too high towards the eye and not too low either. You should also avoid putting it too close to the nose as this can sink into fine lines and look unflattering. Make sure to apply your makeup in a well-lit room so you can get a realistic idea of how much product you’re applying.
  • Get Creative: Blusher is conventionally for the cheeks, but can also be used to add some colour to the eyes- peach colours especially look good when blended through the crease of your eye. Shades can also be mixed together to create custom colours. At our makeup launch (which you can read about here) MakeupbyMario mixed the shades Velvet and Whisper from our Blusher Palette to use on the model’s lips.

Here are our favourite looks from celebs who have really made blush work. You can re-create all off these with our Blusher Palette:

Kylie Jenner is killing the pink blush vibe, which you can re-create with the shade Flamingo from the Blusher Palette.

Ashley Benson has opted for a bright orange, which works really well with the warm smokey eye and nude lip. Inspired by this look? The shade Cocktail would give you this effect.

A natural peach, like our Whisper, is perfectly paired with a dark smokey eye, as you want to keep the dramatic eye as the main focus whilst still having colour on the cheeks. Emily Ratajkowski rocks it here!

For a plum toned blush, like Rihanna is wearing, pop on our blush in Velvet. It works beautifully with a dark lip!

Shop our blush palette and full makeup range here!

MAKEUPBYMARIO <3 NIP+FAB

Mario Dedivanovic – pro make-up artist MakeupByMario – recently joined us to launch our NEW Nip+Fab makeup range (which you can read all about here).

He tried and tested the collection to give you his pro-tips on how you can up your #makeupgame with Nip+Fab. Mario shares his favourite pieces from the range and how he uses them:

Contour Palette: Light, Medium and Dark

If your #lifegoals are to have sharp cheekbones, a defined jaw and a sculpted nose than look no further- we’ve got you covered. Available in three different shades- light, medium and dark- these palettes have all the shades you’ll need to build dimension and sculpt to your hearts content. Mario says:

“I really like the Nip+Fab Contour Palettes as they come in a range of shades for different skin tones which are really buildable. I love to use a softer grey contour shade like Ginger in the Light Contour Palette for the nose. On the cheekbones I mix shades Ginger and Caramel, with shade Banana underneath to soften the contour. Ideal for those with fair or pale skin as it will make the shadow look more natural rather than give an orangey tone to the skin, which some contour shades can.”

 

Colour Correctors: Terracotta, Peppermint, Lavender and Banana

Correct and blur imperfections with our Colour Correctors, available in four different colours, each targeting different concerns. Apply the lightweight, highly-pigmented correctors under your makeup and then cover with your concealer/foundation- you’ll have a flawless looking complexion in no time. Read how Mario uses Peppermint and Terracotta:

“Colour Correctors are great for covering blemishes. The Nip+Fab Colour Corrector in Peppermint helps to blur out imperfections and reduces irregular skin pigmentation. I used the Corrector in shade Terracotta to conceal dark circles under the models eyes, followed by Nip+Fab Concealer in shade 15.”

Blusher Palette Blushed

Four highly-pigmented matte shades to give you a beautiful blush. Whether you’re feeling a soft peach or a pretty pink these shades will add a perfect pop of colour to your cheeks, or mix them together to customise like Mario does:

“Another trick of the trade is to apply blusher to the lips to create a matte, velvety finish. I mix Velvet and Whisper together from the Nip+Fab Blusher to create a matte deep pink shade.”

 

Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Retexture and brighten your complexion with the Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads. Improve the texture of your skin while adding moisture with these glycolic acid soaked exfoliating facial pads to create smoother, younger-looking skin. Mario shares:

“I really like the Nip+Fab Glycolic Pads as they exfoliate and cleanse the skin, they are great to use before makeup. Sometimes if I am tired I will use these instead of washing my face!”

Primer Water and Highlight Palette Stroboscopic

Ensure your makeup remains in place all day with our Primer Water. Apply before makeup or throughout the day to give you an instant refresh and spritz of hydration. Add extra glow and luminosity with our Stroboscopic Highlight Palette. Six wearable powders that create dimension and metallic shimmer when placed on the top of the cheekbones, under the arch of the brow and cupids bow. Mario also uses them on the eye, forehead and chin for further glow:

“Spray primer water onto a eye brush before applying the Nip+Fab Highlight Palette shade ‘sunkissed’ which is a beautiful bronze shimmer, this will make the pigment more intense. You can also blend along lower lashline to make the eye pop. This shade also works as an amazing highlight for those with deeper skin tones. Apply the Highlight Palette in shade Champagne to one side of the forehead and to one side of the chin rather than directly in the middle to get a gorgeous natural glow, even if your complexion is matte, the highlight will catch the light when you tilt your head from side to side.”

 

Now you have the secrets of the trade from pro MakeupByMario you can correct, sculpt and highlight your way to makeup perfection. Shop the entire collection here

Lights, Camera, MAKEUP, Action!

We’re giving you a cheeky behind the scenes glance at our Nip+Fab makeup campaign shoot where we collaborated with the gorgeous Chloe Lloyd to show you our new makeup line. From bold lips to natural glam, Chloe displayed some beautiful looks that can be created with the collection.

Stunning, right? There was no way we could show you these behind the scenes pictures without also sharing how YOU can get the look!

We’re going to give you a rundown on how you can achieve this Glowing Goddess vibe, with a killer bold lip:

 

First of all, ensure you prime your face so that your make-up will stay looking flawless all day long! With just a few spritzes of our Primer Water you will instantly hydrate and refresh the face, giving it the perfect prep for long-lasting, flawless makeup. For extra security pop on our light-weight Primer to mattify and smooth the skin.

Achieve that #nofilter status base with our medium coverage foundation, for a weightless natural, matte finish. Customise your foundation colour with our light and dark mixers to guarantee you have your perfect shade.

For that warm, shimmery eye that Chloe is showcasing use our Eyeshadow Palette, taking the shade ‘Monroe’ across the lid of your eye. Blend it with a slightly darker shade such as ‘Biscuit’ to add some depth- if you want extra drama use ‘Nirvana’ across the upper lash-line which will create a smokey look. Complete the eye with a coat of our mascara for those maximum-impact, fluttery lashes.

To create those defined, killer cheekbones blend the shade ‘Latte’ from our Light Contour Palette under the cheekbones and jawline to contour the face. Then use the colour ‘Ginger’ to bronze. To get that ultimate goddess glow, and really transform the look, use the shade ‘Sunbeam’ from the Highlight Palette across the high points of the face- mainly the tops of the cheekbones.

Finish the look with a dramatic lip, as pictured above on Chloe. To create a fuller-looking pout, line the lips with our Lip Liner in Espresso then coat them with our darkest, most-dramatic lip shade in Brownie.

You have the low-down on how to re-create Chloe’s look from our makeup shoot-all you need now is to shop the range!