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Our Beauty Editor Kim Jones rounds up some of the latest launches and summer beauty picks you’ll love…

Stop. Breathe…and invite the calm, peace and relaxation of your fave Elemis Spa into the soothing confines of your bathroom. The new Elemis Life Elixirs Collection consists of perfume oils, candles and bath & shower elixirs in five different oil blends, letting you leave the day behind and helping you capture either calm, clarity, strength, love or sleep (depending on your needs). Only the finest essential oils make their way into the new range, tuning in to your body, mind and emotions – and we can vouch that the Bath & Shower Elixirs leave skin super smooth and softer than ever, too. From £22, www.elemis.com/

We’re smitten by the latest ‘Sunkissed’ limited edition summer make-up collection from Clarins. Inspired by the warm colours of a sunset over soft sands, the palettes come decorated with a pretty tropical palm print.
The Bronzing Blush Compact contains a sweep of three matte bronze shades together with a shimmering coral blush – and the formula is enhanced with natural hydration so your skin will never look dry, only extra radiant. There’s also a 4-colour Eyeshadow Palette containing shades of gold, beige, orange and bronze plus Waterproof Eyeliner pens in sunny tones of gold and copper. For lips there are four new beautiful tints to add to the range of Instant Light Lip Colour Oils – Candy, Tangerine, Honey Glam and Mint (with added menthol to give extra lip-plump). From £17.50 – for stockists visit www.clarins.co.uk/

Is it a moisturiser? Is it a make-up primer? Is it a moisturising mask? Yes to all three! It’s even handy as a make-up remover, baby lotion and after-shave cream too. We’re talking about the remarkable multi-tasking Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate. Created 50 years ago by a French dermatologist, it’s part of a family of skincare (previously only available in specialist French pharmacies and niche beauty stores) that’s now available at Boots. Get your mitts on marvellous things like their wrinkle-busting CC Cream and dark-bag banning Soothing Eye Contour Cream. Celebrity fans include Emma Willis, Kim Kardashian and Michelle Keegan. From £13 at Boots

Organic skin experts Green People have created a new skincare range to help celebrate their 20th anniversary. The Damask Rose Collection – a Cleanser, Moisturiser and Hand Cream - are softly scented with precious Rose Otto (it’s precious because it takes a remarkable 60,000 roses to produce one ounce of this fragrant oil). Gentle and moisturising (the cleanser can be used to take off even your eye make up) the range leaves skin soft, calmed and soothed. From £15, www.greenpeople.co.uk/

Your lips may look luscious smothered in lippy but did you know that you may be licking and swallowing some harsh chemicals and preservatives from your pretty pout? New Zealand skincare brand Antipodes, known for their natural and nourishing ingredients, were so concerned to discover that over the course of a lifetime, a woman might ingest as much as seven pounds of lipstick – they decided to create one packed with ingredients that are not only safe to consume but actually healthy! The Moisture-Boost Natural Lipstick collection features 12 shades that condition lips as they colour and are packed with nature’s nourishing ingredients - including avocado oil, evening primrose oil and shea butter. They cost £19.99 each, antipodesnature.com/

You may not be able to afford a pair of the fashion house’s chic shoes but you can still capture the elegance of Jimmy Choo style in the latest lovely fragrance – Jimmy Choo L’Eau. A sensual yet sweet scent it blends floral notes of hibiscus and bergamot with a heart of sweet nectarine and base notes of cedarwood. The pretty pink bottle is inspired by Venetian glass. From £36, nationwide

We’re wowed by the purse-friendly British cosmetic brand Technic (http://techniccosmetics.com/) at the moment. Take a look at this bronzing baked eyeshadow set – just perfect for adding a little shimmer on your hols. It was shortlisted in the 2016 Pure Beauty Awards, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and costs around £3.99 from various stockists including www.lovethymakeup.com.

We know that a lot of you new and pregnant mums really care about what you put on your skin, hair and body. But it can take a lot of time and effort trawling the shops and internet for beauty products that use ingredients that match your needs. Beauty experts Birchbox has done the hard work for you and introduced a new ‘Ingredient Conscious’ section on their website, featuring products that are either vegan, natural, organic, cruelty-free or contain ‘no nasties’. You’ll find lots of brands you may already know and love – Rituals, Nuxe and Caudalie – but there are lots of brilliant brands you might not have discovered yet - such as Beauty Protector, Huygens and LOC. Check out this ‘Full Bouquet’ Lip Gloss Collection of five colour ultra-gloss pencils plus neat sharpener. Visit www.birchbox.co.uk/

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