This month we teamed up with beauty guru Shonagh Walker, who used her 20 years + experience in the industry to pick her favourite items for us to send to you! Here are her top choices and why she loves them...
"Vaseline was one of the first body lotions that I ever used. To this day I love the entire range, but I’m particularly fond of this formula. Why? It is super soothing, absorbs swiftly and leaves my skin feeling so refreshed. I apply it after showering, and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and soft. It’s great for the steamy Australian summer, too".
"What can I say? This oil is amazing. I use this as a shine-enhancer after blow-drying my hair. It softens, leaves it smelling gorgeous and imparts such incredible shine. Another good trick is smooth a skerrick through the mid lengths and ends just prior to blow-drying, to help protect the hair shaft from heated styling".
"A few years ago, I was blessed to visit the Avene Hydrotherapy Centre and Thermal Spa in the South of France. It was there that I experienced first hand the softening, healing and restorative properties of the thermal spring water. It’s really rather incredible. I especially love this deeply moisturising cream, as it softens and protects even the most sensitive of skin. It is cooling, healing and wonderfully smoothing".
"This is perfect as a complexion pick-me-up before a party (or indeed, after one!). It has seventy four per cent Avene Thermal Spring Water, so it drenches skin with moisture. It leaves you feeling fresh and invigorated. Hint: Keep it in the fridge for an extra refreshing boost!"
"This is like drinking a long, cool glass of water after a day in the desert. It’s refreshing, cooling and completely quenches thirsty skin, leaving it softened and refreshed. It also trains your skin to better hold on to moisture, as it reinforces the lipid barrier and traps water in the epidermis."
"There’s something about gel masks that are just so heaven to use! Cooling, refreshing and soothing, this mask contains sea fennel and brown algae extracts, as well as super-hydrating hyaluronic acid. Again, keep it the fridge for a really cooling and depuffing treat."
"This is such an awesome budget buy. For under $10, you get a truly effective moisturiser that absorbs quickly and keeps skin supple. It contains organic aloe vera, horsetail and nettle, which work to heal the skin, together with rosehip, wheatgerm, jojoba and avocado oils."
"What can I say? I am always in a rush and consequently always smudge my manicure. Not any more! This dries polish in seconds, makes it last longer and leaves a stunning glossy finish. Perfect for the time of year!"
"Tuscan Tan is one of the best-reputed fake tans in the business! I love its gorgeous natural honey hue and its streak free formula. Make sure you exfoliate with the Exfoliating Sugar Scrub prior to tanning".
"This time of year calls for thick, full, super-long lashes. Enter, this magic wand! Its weightless, smudge-proof formula delivers optimal length and volume, without flaking or panda eyes. Hint: Wiggle the want right into the base of the lashes, for the ultimate definition!"
Which of Shonagh's favourite items did you trial in your January box? Did you find a new favourite? Do share with us!