Beauty Bible Loves

From the bestselling Beauty Bible team: our latest product finds and classic faves – because they're worth it!

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Duh, duh, duh.

This is such an obvious addition to the iconic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour line, it’s amazing they didn’t think of it before.  (Since we’re a fount of product ideas ourselves, it’s amazing we didn’t think of it before, and suggest this…)

It offers all the skin-repairing, barrier-against-the-elements protection of the classic original – but in a softly shiny clear balm-gloss.  And it features our favourite style of applicator:  the angled tip, which always makes for easy slicking (without needing a mirror).  Vitamin E and sunscreen feaures, too (though there’s absolutely no ‘taste’, unlike some sunscreen lip products.)  The one thing we do need to point out:  in contrast to the name, it’s not specifically long-lasting and will need reapplication during the day.

Chic red packaging with Art Deco type, though.

And so much better late than never.

UK readers find Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lipgloss at£20 – buy here


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Having a carefully-packed in-flight kit wrestled from us by an airport security official is one of our least favourite travel experiences.

This airport-friendly travel pack should get around the problem – and it happens to feature some of our very favourite products from Lanolips, the brand founded by Aussie Kristen Carriol.

Lanolin, as Lanolips fans know, is a brilliant moisturiser and barrier cream.  So what better to slather on at 39,000 feet, where the air’s literally dryer than the Sahara?

In this little treasure, you’ll find a 9 g purse size of Lanolips 101 Ointment, 25 ml of Lanolips Rose Balm Intense for Very Dry Hands & Nails (we adore the baby-powdery smell), and a useful, collectible 12.5 g tin of the multi-tasking balm Lanolips Lovely Lanolin Golden Ointment.  Slather that on above the clouds, and your skin will be happy as Larry.  Larry the Lamb, actually.

And a slightly ‘eeewww’ tip, meanwhile:  it’s great inside the nostrils.  Really.

So we say:  come fly with Lanolips.

UK readers find Lanolips Jet-Setter Travel Pack at£14.99 – buy here

(Or do take just a couple of seconds to go to VH via the Victoria Health page on our own website site – just click here – in order to enjoy an automatic 5% discount added at checkout)


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