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MAJOR NEWS! After dropping a few hints over on our Instagram, we are super excited to finally announce that mega-babe Sofia Richie is our new Nip+Fab brand ambassador. We’re so excited to introduce style icon and always on- trend Sofia Richie to our Nip+Fab family! #SofiaXNip+Fab

Sofia Richie Brand Ambassador Nip+Fab

We had a secret shoot at the Bulgari Hotel where Sofia posed with her favourite Nip+Fab products, including BRAND NEW Liquid Highlighters. She also wore another new addition to the Nip+Fab make up range, the After Hours Matte Liquid Lipstick in Black Grape– a deep mulberry shade that she rocked with an all-black Elizabeth and James outfit. She SLAYED the shoot and gave us major style inspo!

Maria Hatzistefanis Mrs Rodial Sofia Richie Nip+Fab

Later in the day, we hosted a killa’ bash where our fav VIP’s attended to see our founder Maria Hatzistefanis, @MrsRodial, in a live Q + A with our new celebrity brand ambassador, Sofia Richie. Sofia, the ultimate LA girl, discussed her love for Nip+Fab face masks (she tries to mask every night) as well as new product Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow. She revealed that lipstick is always an essential in her handbag (our Nip+Fab Liquid Lipstick in Marshmallow is her staple!), with Rosie Huntington-Whitely being her beauty inspiration. We also heard about her love for sushi and how her perfect night in is a dinner and movie (us too!).

Maria Hatzistefanis - Mrs Rodial - Sofia Richie - Nip+Fab event

Shop Sofia’s Nip+Fab faves here

Why you should be using acids in your Skincare Regime…

Putting acids onto your face might sound a little scary but they’re actually really good for your skin! Adding an exfoliating acid into your routine can provide assistance to many skin concerns. Whether you need to refine, hydrate or unclog pores – there’s an acid for it…

Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Our iconic daily pads, as well as our entire Glycolic range, contain glycolic acid which is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid). Glycolic acid comes from plants or vegetables that have high sugar contents. It’s a gentle acid which doesn’t sink deep into the skin, instead exfoliating the surface. Our daily pads are soaked in glycolic acid (2.8%) which helps to retexture and resurface the skin for a brighter looking complexion.

Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads

A perfect product to introduce acids into your skincare regime, are our new Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads, which contain 2% pure glycolic acid. The pads are double-sided, with a textured side for exfoliating and a smooth side to polish skin- all while foaming! Similarly to the daily pads, these foaming pads will retexture and resurface the skin.

Teen Skin Fix 2 in 1 Scrub & Mask Pore Blaster

Our Teen Skin range contains another exfoliating acid: Salicylic acid. Unlike glycolic acid, salicylic acid is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid). It targets oily, blemish-prone skin and is ideal for fighting acne. Contrasting to AHA’s, BHA’s are able to sink deeper into the skin. This is perfect for unclogging congested and oily pores to prevent breakouts. This 2 in 1 mask and scrub is the ultimate skincare solution to purify congested skin- polishing away any impurities!

Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme

If you want something more potent than our daily pads, our extreme night pads have our highest level of glycolic acid at 5%. They gently exfoliate the skin but also help to fade discolouration on the face, such as acne scaring and pigmentation. It has also been further enhanced with salicylic acid which penetrates deeper into the skin to unclog pores and combat black heads.

Ready to add an acid into your skincare regime? Shop here for skin perfection!

GET THAT GLOW! *NEW PRODUCT ALERT*

Fight off dry, dull skin this winter and achieve a smoother, brighter complexion using our high performance, BRAND NEW Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Tonic.

Introducing the newest member of our Glycolic family; this toner is our most potent formula yet with 6% glycolic acid.

A great addition to your skincare routine, the glow tonic will exfoliate and resurface the skin whilst effectively renewing cells and preventing a build-up of dead skin cells. The inclusion of salicylic acid penetrates and unblocks pores in order to reduce blemishes while the hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 hydrates and rejuvenates the skin.

This powerful blend of acids will create a glowy, smooth and bright complexion.

Shop our NEW Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow Tonic NOW!

IT’S THE SEASON TO BE…MASKING!

We know Halloween is round the corner but we don’t mean the scary, ghost/witch kind of masks. We mean the best kind of masks – FACE MASKS! We’re launching 5 brand new sheet masks to revive your skin, full of hydrating ingredients in pore-tightening gel formulas, these masks are perfect for multi-masking in order to achieve the ideal at-home facial treatment. Get brighter, softer skin any time you want…

Dragon’s Blood Fix Hydration Mask

This 15-minute face mask will provide your skin with an instant moisture boost to intensely hydrate and smooth. The naturally derived hydrogel texture will perfectly adapt to your facial contours while feeling fresh on the skin. The dragon’s blood extract and hyaluronic acid will sooth your skin to unveil a hydrated, plump and radiant complexion.

Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask Extreme

Intensely hydrate your skin for a plump and youthful complexion with our Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask Extreme. This mask is perfect for those days when you’re feeling tired and in need of a pick-me-up. This mask will give your skin the ultimate moisture boost it requires to feel fresh and glowy.

Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Mask

If your skin is in need of brightening and exfoliation, this mask is for you! Dosed in glycolic acid, this polishes the surface of the skin and aids the removal of dead skin cells. You’ll be a radiant queen after this one!

Glycolic Fix Bubble Mask Extreme

Get a whole mask experience with our Glycolic Fix Bubble Mask Extreme. Enriched with 2% glycolic acid, this oxygenating and cleansing mask will form oxygen bubbles upon application. This charcoal infused mask lifts away impurities and dead skin cells to reveal deeply cleansed and fresh skin.

No Needle Fix Eye Mask

If your eyes are feeling puffy and aged, this eye goggle mask will be your saviour. Our naturally derived hydrogel texture feels cool on the skin and works to provide a younger looking gaze, through hyaluronic acid and collagen-boosting ingredients that help firm the skin and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Can’t decide which mask is for you? Shop the full range of our NEW sheet masks here!

GET THE LOOK ‘HALLOWEEN SPECIAL’: HARLEY QUINN

Be the ultimate bad gal this Halloween and recreate this super trendy Harley Quinn make-up look, created by @luevueblog. You’ll be slaying every party this weekend with this killa’ look using your favourite Nip+Fab makeup products!

Start by priming your skin with the Viper Venom Mirco Blur Fix which will ensure your makeup doesn’t budge all night and will give you an instantly flawless complexion (which is a complete necessity as you’ll be taking ALLL THE SELFIES!).

Follow up with the main tool to this masterpiece the Foundation Light Mixer to create the base of the look. Then set this with the lightest shade ‘Porcelain’ in the Light Contour Palette. After, use the darker shades in the palette, ‘Caramel’ and ‘Ginger’ to add shade and shape to the face. It’s time to break the rules and allow your contour to look muddy as this adds to the look.

Even with a Halloween look you’ve gotta do ya brows! Harley Quinn has them perfect (we’re super jel!) arched brows and you can achieve this with our Eyebrow Pencil in Ash Brown.

For the bright pink eye use ‘Flamingo’ from our Blusher Palette, and then a blue eyeshadow on the other eye to get Harley Quinn’s infamous mismatched eye look. Also make sure to smudge some under your eye. Create that super smokey liner with our Eye Pencil in Black. Line your eye, and create a small flick, then smudge it to mimic that messy cat eye. Additionally use the eye pencil to create the heart and writing on the face. Top off the eye look with a few coats of our Mascara.

Finish the look with a red lip- also make sure you smudge it- and put your hair in pigtails, leaving a few strands out at the front!

If your recreate this Halloween look, make sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram– we would love to see you rock Harley Quinn with your favourite Nip+Fab products!

Shop the entire range here!

SHAKE IT OFF!

To celebrate one of our favourite days of the year, NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY, we have done some research into the best places to get some of that chocolate goodness. Prepare yourself for some mouth-watering “freakshakes”… Is it cheat-day yet?

Here are our top 5 places to go if you want the ultimate chocolate milkshake:

Maxwell’s Bar & Grill

Known as “Freakshakes”, Maxwell’s Bar & Grill in Covent Garden create incredible looking milkshakes, making it a top choice for most Instagram-worthy shakes. They even have Unicorn inspired shakes! Off we go…

Miki’s Paradise

This place really is our idea of paradise… This creperie, milkshake and juice bar in Holloway Road is a pro at the dessert game

Waffle Paradise

Another paradise that has stolen our hearts… and stomachs! Shake, cookies, doughnuts and brownies all in one dessert- perfect for those who can never decide what they want.

Soft Serve Society

Look at that chocolate stacked goodness! Soft Serve Society is definitely serving society something great here.

New Territories

We may have saved the best until last here… Look at that masterpiece- it’s almost too good to eat/drink. It’s even worth the long-haul flight over to NYC to get one of these signature milkshakes from the New Territories dessert shop!

Will you be visiting any of these spots on National Chocolate Milkshake Day?

4 Reasons Why Birthday Girl Bey Will Always Be Our QUEEN!

To celebrate the birthday of one of our all-time favourite gals, we’re going through just a few of the reasons why Beyonce is forever giving us #lifegoals making her our QUEEN!

1. She gave us the ultimate single girl anthem with ‘Single Ladies’. Providing all single gals a moment to shine at any party as we go into full Beyoncé mode and perform the routine we spent weeks memorising.

2. Even on days when we’re not feeling so good, she inspires us to shrug our shoulders and say ‘I woke up like this’ and ‘we flawless’. So we’re totally saying this:

Even though we really feeling this:

3. She made us proud to be ‘too bootylicios for you, babe’. Another classic song that ensures our presence on the dancefloor. ‘Can you handle this?’

4. And she makes dancing and performing in heels look easier than breathing… whilst maintaining a pitch-perfect voice. We stare in awe!

All hail Queen BEY! Happy Birthday Beyoncé!

Calories Don’t Count on Mondays

We’re officially announcing that Monday will now be known as Treat Day Monday! We’re sick of the way Monday treats us; coming round once a week, just as we’re settling into the weekend and stamping on our happiness. To make the day a tad more bearable it will now be an excuse for all the chocolate and cheese you can eat, calories will be non-existent and the gym *shudders at the thought* will be the furthest thing from your mind. Here are our top insta worthy treats that will definitely get you on board the Treat Day Monday train:

Melted Cheese is an MUST. The stringy-er, the better! This unicorn grilled cheese from the Chomp Eatery is the prettiest cheese we’ve ever seen.

Another obvious cheesy choice is Pizza. And Mac and Cheese. Why not go the extra mile and get both together?

If you have a sweet tooth, perhaps you would prefer a Nutella cookie type pizza?

And how about adding ice cream to the mix? And some donuts because… why not, calories don’t count on Mondays!

And make sure to wash it all down with an ice cream/milkshake/waffle combo.

What is your treat day essential?

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…