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BLUSH

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LIPSTICK

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NAIL POLISH

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EYES

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NAIL IT COMPETITION

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BEAUTY Q&A

OH HAI THERE SS17! In this edition, we drop our latest collection of beauty products

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SPRING

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SUMMER 2017 - from bright and BOLD LIPSTICKS to the

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perfect products for that SUMMER TIME SMOKY EYE.

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give a gi r l t he r i g ht

lipstick

and she c a n c o n qu er t he w o r l d

The brighter the lips, the brighter the smile!

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Lipstick

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T O P

T I P S

PROTECT • Regularly moisturise your lips with a balm that has an SPF of at least 15. • Exfoliate with a gentle scrub three times a week to keep them extra soft! EXPERIMENT • Experiment with bright colours on your lips and downplay your eyes. • Make a statement by matching your nails to your lipstick! BLOT • Want extra staying power? Apply the lipstick, blot with a tissue, reapply and blot again!


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pineapple o f m y ey e

Say aloha to our super-sweet drop of products that will help you create the perfect summer smoky eyeâ˜ş 8


T O P

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We hear you Monki babe - sunbathe all day, and party all night! That’s why we’ve stocked the essentials to get you picture perfect while you sip pina coladas and dance the night away. For a bold summer smoky eye, follow these simple steps!.. 1.

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Apply silver eye shadow all over the lid and diffuse the colour upwards using a fluffy brush. Pat bronze eye shadow in to the centre of the lid and blend slightly. Blend our black eye shadow into the crease and faintly underneath the eye. Line the top and bottom inner rims of your eyes with our creamy black Kohl eye liner. Create the perfect wing with our precise liquid eye liner pen. Finally, apply mascara and add extra volume with a pair of false eyelashes.


Eyeshadow

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Eyelashes

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Eyepencil

2.99 Liquid eyeliner

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Summer

blush Our new-in blushers will help you go from sleepyhead to beach goddess in 3-2-1... 11


T O P

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Blusher is one of the quickest ways to make yourself look more awake after hitting that snooze button a few too many times. Follow these 3 simple steps and you won't have to worry about sleeping in - we've got your back girl! 1.

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Start with a touch of foundation to even out your skin tone - this will also make the blush stay put for longer. Grab your favourite blusher brush and smile! Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and sweep back towards your hairline for a totally natural finish.


Blusher

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l i f e i s to o s ho r t t o w e ar b o r i n g

nail polish

Be bold and bright this summer in our new collection of pastel nail polish! 16


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It’s all about that base! Use a base coat and it can make your nail polish last an extra couple of days. It also prevents staining!

Three strokes is all you need! Starting at the base of your nail, stroke the brush to the left, to the right and then down the centre - Voilà!

In a rush to par-tay? Just hold your hands under cold water post-paint job and your nails will dry faster.


Nail Polish

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Our favourite trend this summer is SOFT CANDY. Think chalky and muted pastel colours applied to hair, lips and nails. SS17, you are such a dream!

KEEP IT SIMPLE PAIR A SOFT AND SUBTLE BROWN SMOKY EYE WITH CHALKY PINK LIPS FOR A FRESH AND HEALTHY LOOK. 19


ROSE GOLD HAIR SUMMER IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR A HAIR CHANGE, AND

PRETTY

SHADES

PASTEL

REFLECT

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SUMMER SUN BEAUTIFULLY.

OMBRE LIPS FOR A POP OF PINK APPLY LIP

COLOUR

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THE CENTRE OF YOUR LIPS

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BLEND

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CONCEALER.

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Calling all Monki babes! Do you fancy winning £100 worth of vouchers to spend at Monki? To celebrate our latest drop of beauty products, we’re giving three lucky winners the chance to shop til you drop, just by entering our latest competition! We want to see your UH-MAY-ZING skills using our new in range of pastel nail polish. All you have to do is... 1.

Upload an image of your nail art design to our Monki app 2. You’ll then have the option to add an unlimited amount of funky stickers and emojis 3. When you’re happy with your image, share it on Instagram with the hashtag #monkinailit 4. Follow and tag us in your image @MonkiUK

Our favourite designs will be reposted onto our @Monki Instagram account and we will select 3 winners to win prizes of £100, £75 and £50! UK only | Closing date: 1st September 2017 Get the app

Good luck! Find full terms and conditions at: http://www.monki.com/gb/nail_it_competition

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#monkinailit From simple but sweet designs to full on crazy nail art, let's get some ideas rolling!

@trophywifenailart

@tabbyfa

@phoebecheongphotography

@yuqico

@fallfordiy

@sonailicious


beauty Q&A Instagram is our go-to place for make-up inspiration, so we asked our fave srsly talented UK beauty instagrammers for some tips and tricks!

Bella Carr a.k.a @belle_makeupartist 2.7k followers When and how did you know that being a make-up artist was what you wanted to do? I have always been quite creative, but it was when I lived in Saudi Arabia - I was in awe of girls make-up and how amazing they were. When I was 16 I did my first fashion shoot and my love just kept growing from there.

a painting, sometimes food. I like to experiment with different styles and colours to see what works well together. What 3 make-up items do you always have on you? Lipstick is always a must, and lip liner. Translucent powder is a life saver too. Do you have any top make-up tips? Skin and eye prep is so important to the make-up look. Without this basic you won't have the start up for flawless makeup.

Where do you find your inspiration for your make-up looks? Anything really, a lot of the time it's things I see outside like a flower or 23


What is one make-up trend you love and one you wouldn’t miss? Dark lips is one I will ALWAYS love, and thank god that big eyebrows are in fashion - I don't know what I would do without a good set of brows! I most definitely wouldn't miss the 90s brow. Everyday I have at least one client that is the victim of 90s over plucking. What advice would you give to girls who want to be more creative and experimental with their make-up but don’t know where to start? Baby steps, start with adding a bit of colour, or a bolder lip and go from there. Find what you like and what your boundaries allow you to do. Make-up is about expressing who you are, it's an art. So always keep that in mind when doing makeup. It's not to hide or cover. It's to accentuate, express and have fun with.

colours can help. It may be a cliche but nature inspires me, in particular roses, and autumnal leaves as I love the orange and rusty tones. Social media is also great for inspiration, in particular Instagram and YouTube, there are so many amazing artists to be found there! What 3 make-up items do you always have on you? A nude lipliner and usually a nude lipstick to go with it. Generally my face make-up stays put but sometimes a carry powder for touch ups.

Gemma Leigh a.k.a @gemmale_makeup 24k followers

Do you have any top make-up tips? I think good brushes and eye primer are an essential for a good make-up application, once you have decent brushes, almost any make-up will go on well.

When and how did you know that being a make-up artist was what you wanted to do? I first realized I wanted to pursue makeup in my first year in college studying journalism. I had given up a place on a beauty college course to please my family and focus on academics but, I'd always had a passion for make-up and was miserable on my course. I dropped out and began teaching myself make-up, thankfully it paid off!

What advice would you give to girls who want to be more creative and experimental with their make-up but don’t know where to start? I would say to just take baby steps. For example, when I first started experimenting with color, I kept it to my lower lashline so I got a pop of color that wasn't overpowering my eyes! Be brave and remember, it doesn't matter if somebody else doesn't like your make-up, it's your face!

Where do you find your inspiration for your make-up looks? I think you can find inspiration almost anywhere. Just studying the color wheel and experimenting with the contrasting 24


Spread the insta-love Feeling uninspired and in need of some serious make-up inspo?! Give these girls a follow and thank us later!

@greta_ag

@beautsoup

@evangeliney0ung

For girls who want to experiment

For lovely shades of lilac

For looks that are super-sweet

@gemmale_makeup

@annakarinhell

@amethystblanc

For the perfect smokey eye

For serious #makeupgoals

For a quirky pastel universe

@evelina.forsell

@glitterbubblegum_

@belle_makeupartist

For uh-may-zing make-up

For major colour inspiration

For bold and bright beauty

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