THIS MONTH ON BEAUTY BIBLE
We’re crossing our fingers and toes here at BB virtual HQ because it really does look as if we might be in for some warm weather in this merry month of May.
In the intervals of painting toenails and all that gorgeous summery stuff, Sarah and Jo will likely be heads down weeding in their much-loved gardens, where the flowers are blooming but also some rampant invaders.
Sarah’s also busy squidging natural fly stuff over her even more beloved horses, who have black net fly masks (for obvious reasons) that make them look like four-legged versions of Darth Vader.
Amy will be enjoying the annual traditional Jack in the Green festivities in her home town of Hastings - it's totally mad, she says!
As usual, you will find our pick of new products in Beauty Bible Loves, absolutely fabulous prize draws with products from ranges we love and truly use ourselves (it’s really simple to enter and you can't win if you don't…), a raft of features and tips, and of course, there are all the Beauty Bible Award winners to browse and, if you’re taken with something, order online with a quick click!
Don't forget to send your questions, tips and anything else to Beauty Clinic. And now, we’re off to pack away the winter woollies and air our lilywhite lallies to the sunshine.
With love, as ever,
PS Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, will you...? You'll often see fab new products as they land on our desks!!!
TIP OF THE DAY
If you get an eye infection, you need to replace your mascara. But wait until the condition’s cleared up to break out replacements…
To prevent flat, plastered-to-the-head hair in the morning, keep hair pulled up while you sleep. Gather long hair up into a ponytail on the top of your head (think: whale spout!) with a scrunchie, which won’t create a ridge in hair the way a smaller ponytail holder will.
If you use eyelash curlers, clean the curler and the pad frequently (ideally, daily). Use a cottons square and alcohol. If your curler has a rubber cushion, keep checking it’s still flexible and replace the pad when the rubber hardens or cracks.
Smudged your mascara? Slightly ‘ewwww’, but your best bet is either a cotton bud dipped in foundation, which you can use to ‘roll’ away the specks – or wet the cotton bud with your tongue. It’s not as runny as water, so won’t take off foundation underneath and leave a mark.
How do you fix a broken lipstick? Rotate the lipstick all the way up so that the broken base is exposed. Next, hold the decapitated top with a tissue so that it doesn’t slip, and slowly wave a match underneath the chunk of lipstick to warm it up. (Be careful not to burn yourself – and be sure the tissue is folded well out of the way.) When the bottom starts to soften, gently place it on top of the broken base. Then take a cotton swab and blend the seam. Finally, twist the lipstick all the way down and place it uncovered in the fridge for five minutes.