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Want flawless, glowing skin? This week’s Hot Five has plenty of products designed to keep you looking gorgeous all summer long…

Garnier Nutritionist Omega Skin Renew Regenerating Cream
This regenerating cream combines Omega 3 + 6 and Magnesium with the anti-oxidant Lycopene to regenerate skin from the inside out. It works to renew the skin, leaving it looking younger and more radiant. Not only does it target wrinkles and smooth the complexion, it also works to give the skin a uniform look by toning down the appearance of spots and dark circles and reducing redness. Apply it before you moisturise to give your makeup a great base. $17.99 rrp from Garnier stockists.

Healthy Cook Books
I’m a cook book junkie and while I don’t often use them for actual cooking, I do love to look at the gorgeous glossy pictures and think about what I could make if I was bothered! However, I’ve been inspired to actually get experimenting in the kitchen thanks to two new cookbooks – The Heart Foundation’s New Classic Cookbook ($16.99) and Everyday Healthy Food ($19.90) from the people who create the Healthy Food Guide magazine. Both these local books are packed with simple, easy to follow recipes, which use everyday ingredients to make creating healthy and tasty food simple. Remember you have to eat good, to look!

Nature’s Gate Organics Bronzing Cream
Don’t you hate it when you notice how pasty you’re looking just as you’re about to dash out the door? The great bronzer from Nature’s Gate has saved me on more than one occasion. This bronzing crème gives a sunkissed shimmer, which moisturises skin at the same time leaving it with a radiant glow. The best thing is this product doesn’t rub off, so you won’t end up with dirty smudges all over your favourite top, plus it’s paraben-free making it gentle on the skin. $25.00 rrp from pharmacies and health shops, head to www.natures-gate.com for more info.

Vogue Make-Up by Juliet Cohen
Since we’re on the topic of looking good, I thought I’d tell you about this great little book. Vogue Make-Up contains all the info you need to perfect the art of makeup application. Covering everything from achieving dewy skin through to shaping your brows, this tome will quickly become your bible. With tips and secrets from top professionals like Bobbi Brown, you know this is advice you can trust. Add it to your Christmas wish list or pick up a copy for your beauty loving best friend. $39.99, distributed by Reed Publishing.

Radiessence Invisible Finish Compact Foundation
I’m loving this foundation at the moment. Not only is the formula super lightweight, but it also works as a concealer to give a flawless complexion without the need for lots of product. You can pop the compact (which includes a sponge and application mirror) in your handbag with no worries about it leaking everywhere, so touching up before that post-work party is simple. Plus the formula contains the added protection of SPF 30 to further shield skin from the sun’s harsh rays. $49.90, see www.radiessence.co.nz for stockists.

Gemma

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