Don’t worry, you’re not the only one wondering how on earth it’s almost April. I mean, weren’t we just throwing our champagne glasses into the air and celebrating the arrival of 2012, like, yesterday?
Anyway… To prevent any bad feelings and anxiety attacks over how quickly time flies, here’s a sneak peek at the brilliant new beauty products hitting the counters next month.
Johnson’s No More Tangles Detangling Spray: It doesn’t matter if you’re an adult or a tiny toddler, the truth remains the same – knots are not fun. This spritzy goodness will stop naughty tangles in their tracks, and leave you with silky, shiny, beautifully smelling hair.
Prestige Skin Nude Foundation: This newbie not only gives off a fresh, healthy finish, but it hydrates, energises and protects the skin from free radical damage, too.
Lanolips Lovely Lanolin Herbal Treatment Body Oil: Got scars, stretchmarks or uneven skin tone? If you’re nodding furiously right now then get this lanolin baby stat, as it will help treat them all. ($18.95; 02 9663 4277)
NAPRO Super Soft Repair and Care Shampoo and Conditioner: You may remember this Aussie favourite from the 1950s (if not bet your grandma does!). Either way, this brilliantly hydrating couple will leave your dry, damaged strands looking shiny and new, and all for just a touch over 5 bucks each. ($5.49 each; 1800 022 219)
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter: The balmy, hydrating sister of the original ColorBurst lipstick, this divine moisture-filled lippie provides a hint of stunning colour with a dose of high-shine. (Note: On counter 16th April. Mark it in your diaries, beauties – it’s sold out in America so you won’t want to miss out when it hits shelves Down Under!) Garnier Hand Intensive 7 Days Hand Cream: I’m a wee bit slack when it comes to applying hand cream, but the best thing about this glorious newbie is that it offers long-lasting hydration for hands even after you’ve washed them. Such a smarty-pants!
Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment and Oily Scalp Treatment: These wonder treatments respectively reverse the scalp damage caused by chemical treatments or colouring, and balance and soothe an oily scalp, giving your hair a better chance at looking shiny and healthy. Amazing, right?
Impulse Love Story: Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Spitz this tasty-enough-to-eat fruity body mist all over your body for instant freshness. L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Luminosity Day Serum and Luminosity Day Cream: Want luminous, hydrated, youthful looking skin? Um, yes. This luxurious serum and day cream will give dark spots and uneven skin tone the flick, and take you a few thousand steps closer to achieving your glowing skin dream.
Valentina by Valentino: This scent was inspired by Mr Valentino’s hometown of Rome, and it smells as feminine and sensuous as its flower-adored bottle looks. (30mL $90; 02 9695 5678)
essence Colour and Go Quick Drying Nail Polish: I don’t know about you, but I’m terrible at staying inside the ‘lines’ when it comes to painting my nails. However, these newbie polishes make messy nail colour application impossible because of their broad application brush, which covers the entire nail in one stroke. It’s sheer brilliance.
Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer: Not only does this little wonder give the skin a beautiful velvety finish, it also refines, mattifies, controls oil and instantly evens out skin tone. The gel formula also contains green to and vitamin E, which means it’ll calm and rebalance your skin, too.
Which of these newbies will you be purchasing in April?