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Scrub away the dullness

Amazingly (well, to the PinkCrust posse at least) many women are easily cutting out regular exfoliation in their daily cleansing routine, tut tut tut.

The thing is, a simple 2 minute Use of a scrub, just a couple of times a week can combat several skin issues and improve the appearance of skin instantly.

What exactly can it do? Ok where to start…

unclog pores, reduce pore size, brighten skin and reduce skin flakiness to name but a few benefits. In the long term this results in smoother skin.

The absolute best and all time favourite exfoliating scrubs on the Market right now that we LOVE LOVE LOVE for too many reasons would be Laura Mercier face polish, and clarins One step one step gentle exfoliator. Neither are abrasive, yet very effective, they contain skin sooting ingredients and smell divne!

But if you want to tighten your belt a little, you can always make your own!

Two heaped teaspoons of sugar, one teaspoons of almond oil, enough fresh tomato juice to turn the mixture into a paste and there you have it, a delicious tasting face scrub!

beyond belief

This skin care line is amazingly effective and affordable. If your familiar with dermalogica, then our verdict is that these products offer a similar result. At pinkcrust we’ve been using and loving Beyond Belief ABH Pore Refining Exfoliating Scrub andย Beyond Belief ABH Pore Refining Clay Mask. Used together, they leave the skin soft, glowing and clean, without drying or stripping. The clinical menthol smell is also a plus point for both products. We love the use of alpha beta and hydroxy acids too.

We are soooo behind these to particular products that we now stock them in store

(please note pore refining scrub has sold out, the pore refining masque is only available until stocks last ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Must have! Should have! Always have! Pros have! Product of the week.

Benefits legendary moon beam and high beam are fantastic quick fixes that give you an amazing glow. Use alone, underneath or on top of make up in the right areas and you’llย  have light bouncing of your facial contours giving you brilliant definition!

Where to use it? brow bone, cheek bone, bridge of nose…

How to use? Mix with foundations, moisturisers or place alone in specific areas.

Can be used on all?ย  The general rule of thumb with the benefit can is that moon beam is preferabe on dark skin tones whist high beam is great on light skin tones, however, we believe that this product can be used according to the ook that is desired!

PC rating 5/5 buy it!

love! love! love!

How fierce are these??? And then give yourself some extra points for originality with RGB’s Cognac!

thumbs up!

Zoya is just one of those ‘thank goodness’ brands. Colours and consistency is plain fab! check these out….imagine one of these lush mattes on your nails!

PC rating 4/5

matters of the skin!

Mild Acne, pigmentation, stretch marks, rosacea, malasma and so many more skin problems can often be aided to repair with the help of the right product and this brand is one of them!

The Pinkcrust team are all fixated on the Mario Badescu range. here are a list of reasons why(you ready?)
*the range has a variety of products targeted at common skin problems for all over the body
*being that this line is very close to a specialist skin care range, its products are very reasonable
*the range is actually effective!

one of the favourites amongst the pinkcrust girlies is the glycollic foaming wash, which is an exfoliation treatment for mild pigmentation with the effect of brightening the skin (after using this for 2 months, it was is amazingly effective because it cleaned ,brightened and evened out skin tone without drying stripping or irritation.)
some other products worth trying are;

Rolling Cream Peel With AHA

Seaweed Cleansing Soap

A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer

This is a range covers everything, we can only recommend you try it
PC rating 5/5

Oscar nails

Having studied the red carpet celebrity nails, we have concluded that nude nails was the trend of the day (and most likely the next coming months)….

Which promptly reminded us of our ‘ no fail’ french mani favourite Orly’s Angel face. Why? consistency isย  “creamy” giving good coverage and the colour absolutely results in perfect looking clean and tidy nails. Excellent worn alone or with a white tip! however it was duely noted that Anne Hathaway’s natural nails were down to high-end brand Deborah Lippmann polish in ‘I dreamed you’. However if you need to get your hands on a cheaper high street alternative, we highly recommend Bourjois ‘so laque’ in ‘rose Lounge’-it offers excellent shine, longevity, superb consistency, wide brush for easier coverage…guess you catch our drift, get this!!

LFW inspiration……

Day 3 @ London Fashion week saw uber gorgeous models grace the catwalk for Vivienne Westwood and Temperly! Jenny Longworth nails sponsored by Revlon was running the show for talons backstage for Temperly. Our gal, Hella was also amongst the JLN(for Revlon) team. Gucci Westman(for Revlon) was the creator of the fab smoky purple eyeย  and hot red lip look! (we told you purple smokey eyes were hot, didn’t we…uh huh)

The nails?

We were very impressed! nails were ‘peach smoothie’ from Revlons scented perfume range… “after painting a portion 0f 36 hands it was a delight to breath in something pleasant rather than the usual toxic fumes, thumbs up to Revlon for that!” -Hella. The order of the day was a very attractive nude applied to absolute precision!(a la Jenny’s instructions!)

However the PC girlies have been inspired by this chic and demure look…….so we’ve of course gone for the absolute opposite effect by embracing our latest edition to the PC colour line up which is Essies’s ‘berry hard’, our first customer to snap this up was a burlesque dancer and it was le coup de foudre for this extravagant performer(talk about perfect match…huh) and this colour was complemented with pointy oval gel nails which resulted in a total 50’s style tribute….

And some other great finds were….. Revlons quick dry top coat, it does what it says on the bottle and has proven very productive in the salon!

PinkCrust @ London Fashion week

As london fashion week kicked off on february 18th 2011, Pinkcrust Director, Hella, was backstage working in the Jenny Longworth team doing some fab nails for Felder felder!

The color in question was a custom blend of the nail girls brand creating a ‘grey-taupe-beige’

“hair and make up was kinda manic, but Jenny’s nail team just breezed through without any real hiccups. The look was really understated, it was a perfect compliment to the hair and make up, I loved it! it wasย  great working with Jenny too”- hella

The PinkCrust team are looking forward to spilling the beans on ss/11’sย  hottest nail trends!!!

pics below, Jenny Lonworth

Top of the nail charts is…..

Celebs have a huge impact on the latest nail trends, never the less it takes ultimate flair to keep on top with what’s hots.. Check out our top 10nail extraordinaires…

In at no. 10ย  is Fergie who even has a minx pattern named after her – fergie strips

9 Solange Knowles, french mani’s are not for this gal

8 Beyonce Knowles, were definetly impressed with her fantastic make up looks and it seems as tho her nails are as equally impressive,
check out this retro baby blue from her ‘why don’t you love me



7 Lady Gaga is known for here eccentric style but we love this demure look, the long oval 70’s nails are ever so flattering

6 Kim Kardashian was definitely ahead of the game when she sported these white nails, brilliant!


5 Katy Perry’s consistently kept it interesting with her craaazy nails, she’s now teamed up with OPI and has a range due jan 2011, hhmmm we’ll have to buy a couple of bottles before we pass judgement!

4 Khole Kardashian, although khole doesn’t get to wild with her nails, she’s high on our list because she sports such wearable and flattering shades, she reminds us of what the right shade can do for your hands!

3 Dita Von Tease has stayed totally true to her modern burlesque look, commitment like this MUST be praised

2 nick minaj has done it all! We just love how she promotes
pink, but on her recent trip to London, despite parading around in the craziest yet coolest of outfits, we couldn’t help but notice how simple and elegant she kept her nails with one of our favourite OPI colours ‘over the taupe’

Number 1 is of course RHIANNA…..every shape and style has been on the talons of this style queen yet we’re always amazed at her ability to think out of the box…it looks like she did it again with these orange/yellow nails, a total clash to the fiery red hair however a total a match to it….. Ri Ri, we salute you!

What do you think? Is there anyone else who deserves to be on our list?

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