Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Behind the Scenes With Grazia - Photo Shoot At Heathrow

This week's issue of Grazia features a shoot at Heathrow's Terminal 5 (first ever shoot to be held there!). Check out the behind the scenes footage below detailing the process of the shoot from clothes to make-up & hair styling. It features some great interviews with the Grazia stylists, make-up artists, photographers and editorial team. Also pick up make-up & styling tips as well as some insight into the logistics and artistic talent behind such a shoot, giving you a great idea of how these fab images in your magazines come together!!
Labels used for the shoot include Calvin Klein, Jill Sander and Donna Karan.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Georgia Jagger Introduces New Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick

Rimmel London has always been one of my favourite more affordable cosmetic lines, they always keep themselves ahead of the latest tends & conjure up fab new products, not to forget a line of fabulous famous faces promoting their products!
The latest is Georgia Jagger who is fronting their campaign for their new lipstick launch (they couldn't have found a better pair of pouty lips!!). So the new lippy is called 'Colour Show Off' with a new state of the art formula boosted with Colour Fix Pigments that gives full on high definition colour with a soft but rich velvet finish on the lips, perfect for any occasion!
Lipstick Tips - For best results when applying a vibrant lipstick use a lip brush, begin by taking a small amount of your foundation on the lips to hold the colour, line the lips then fill, blott twice & re-coat each time. For an extra matt finish, take a little face powder over the first coat after blotting then re-apply the lipstck.
Available at Boots & Superdrug - £5.99

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Meaningful Beauty - New Skincare Range From Cindy Crawford

Over the last week I have been trying out the new skin care range 'Meaningful Beauty®' developed by Supermodel Cindy Crawford with leading skincare expert, and Cindy’s personal dermatologist, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh. The range is formulated as an age maintenance regime, leaving the skin feeling soft and rejuvenated while helping to protect from environmental damage.
It's secret formula is an advanced antioxidant complex that contains a patented melon extract to help refresh tired skin. It is naturally enriched with other skin revitalising ingredients such as coenzyme Q10, Lipoic Acid and minerals to revitalise skin for a more youthful-looking, radiant complexion.
Perfect as preventative action against the signs of aging & used by Cindy herself the range is available in comprehensive kits so you have the all essential items.

This skin care range is perfect for any woman conscious about the visible signs of ageing and taking care of her skin. Used by Cindy as part of her daily beauty regime, the Meaningful Beauty® range is available in comprehensive kits or singular products so you can stock up on all your favourites. I have been testing out the the 5 Piece 30-Day Introductory Kit, which contains all the below products for just £29.99 which is fantastic value considering you get an entire skin care range, you can also get the larger 90 -Day Deluxe Kit for £69.99.

Skin Softening Cleanser (60ml)
What They Say - Meaningful Beauty® Skin Softening Cleanser is a non-irritating formula that won’t strip your skin of essential oils. Its creamy, non-foaming texture sweeps away makeup and impurities, leaving skin clean and glowing – not tight and dry.
What I found - Definitely does as it says it will do on the bottle, removes make-up very easily too, plus it even shifts stubborn left over mascara! My skin felt soft without any tightening which is always a good sign of a gentle good quality cleanser.

Maintenance 1 – Day Moisture (15ml)
What They Say - Meaningful Beauty® Day Moisture with SPF 8 is a luxurious, super-charged daily shield to protect against free-radicals, which are often responsible for premature aging of the skin. This featherweight face formula with SPF 8 and a clarifying and brightening botanical blend helps to smooth and brighten your complexion, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and revitalised.
What I found - I noticed a brighter complexion straight away with this moistuiser, it was light on the skin without any fragrance & left my skin feeling silky smooth as well as balanced. My make-up glides on easily with the moisturiser too & it actually has lasted a little better than with my normal moisture base, which just goes to show it can double up as a make-up primer as well!

Maintenance 2 – Night Fluide (15ml)
What They Say - Meaningful Beauty® Night Fluide is a great way to achieve smooth-feeling skin overnight. Helping to restore the skin’s nourishment, Night Fluide will help you gain a healthy-looking complexion. Vitamin A is included in the formula to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and promote a refined skin tone.
What I Found - This feels silky soft & hydrates the skin, again my complexion definitely show signs of improvement first thing in the morning!

Eye Crème (7.5ml)
What They Say - Combat puffiness, dark circles and fine lines with Meaningful Beauty® Eye Crème. This extra-rich antioxidant formula helps to revitalise the skin. Carefully selected botanicals pamper, refresh and brighten.
What I found - No dark circles that's for sure, the skin around my eye sockets (which I felt was sagging slightly lately) has seen an improvement, definitely firmer that it was previously - result!

Facial Masque (20ml)
What They Say - You will feel the difference of this ‘facial-in-a-bottle’ after only 20 minutes. An infusion of antioxidants and marine extracts purifies, deep cleans and revives stressed-out skin. Dry, dead surface cells are lifted off and skin-dulling impurities are removed – revealing a fresh complexion that looks clear and radiant.
What I found - You do get that 'just stepped out of the salon' feeling with this one, my skin felt refreshed & a lot healthier over all, a fabulous detox for the skin!

Glowing Serum – Skin Revitalising Serum (15ml) - £13.99
What They Say - Transform dull, tired skin into fresh, glowing skin. Apply Meaningful Beauty®’s Glowing Serum as an instant pick-me-up for a special event or any time you want to look radiant. This luxurious serum is designed to smooth, condition and restore the skin’s natural vitality and brightness. Soy protein, marine botanicals, minerals, vitamin C and antioxidants help nourish, protect and revitalise skin, leaving your complexion with a youthful, luminous glow.
What I found - This is fantastic, again it smooths over the skin under your moisturiser & your make-up just glides on but with an extra glow to your complexion! It has become a daily luxury for me now!

Décolleté and Neck Crème (50g) - £13.99
What They Say - An extra silky formula that helps to firm, moisturise and bring life back to skin in the often neglected area of the neck and chest. Antioxidant ingredients work on the cellular level while lush emollients leave skin velvety soft with a glowing finish.
What I found - This isn't something I have paid too much attention to over the years, but as I gear into my mid thirties (not quite there just yet!), I'm thinking about taking those steps to avoid the turkey neck! I have to say my skin now feels brilliant along my neck & chest, so I'll definitely be keeping up the routine from now on!

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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Harvey Nichols Free Beauty Giveaway!!

As if us girls needed an excuse to treat ourselves to a little luxury at Harvey Nichols, well there truly is no excuse now, spend £95 or more on cosmetics, beauty products or fragrance this month & get a free limited edition goody bag worth £100!! The bag includes 12 hero products, as they say, including lip gloss, mascara, fragrance to cleansers & face masks. So stock up on your luxuries before the offer runs out!!!
Here's a list of the fab freebies!

Custom blend (I Heart Nails) exclusively for Harvey Nichols, 11ml, Butter London
Foundation and application brush, Bare Minerals
Mini lip gloss in rose, Laura Mercier
Mini mascara in black, Lancôme
Complimentary corner flare eye lash application voucher, Shu Uemura (available in Knightsbridge, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds)

Replumping concentrate lip and contour shaper, 15ml, Yves Saint Laurent
Pro-radiance cream cleanser, 30ml, Elemis
Rescue mask, 15ml, Eve Lom
Brazilian tan, 5ml, Rodial

Daisy or Lola fragrances, 4ml, Marc Jacobs

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

New Trends - A Line Too Far..?????!!!

Now I'm all for experimenting & trying something new, rules are made to broken, but with this look I think it's just all gone a bit too far...!!! Great as a one off statement for the catwalk but surely we all have to agree this is NOT a wearable look, well according to our style gurus at Vogue 'The Horizonal Line' is the new spin on the classic eyeliner look! Maybe one horizontal stroke of liner that is taking us away from the classic style is one thing but a collection of black scratches is another! This 'liner landscaping' is apparently the new way to go with liner, with random slashed lines across both the top & bottom lash lines as well as underneath the eye. I'm sure there are other slightly more wearable ways to opt for with this odd style but over all I think it's just setting us up to make a down right mess! Stick to the classic methods for eyeliner I say which is actually on the lash lines themselves!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Brand New - Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter - Launches Monday 22/03

Body Shop's Body Butters are certainly one of their best sellers as well as a cult product these days, and there's a reason why of course, they provide intense moisture & leave the most amazing scents, good enough to eat in fact! So look out for the latest addition to the Body Butter family, just about to launch is a brand new butter for spring 'Sweet Lemon'. It includes lemon seed oil to moisturise & hydrate the skin & combined with body butter's fabulous ingredients of Cocoa & Shea Butter it just melts into the skin leaving a sweet zingy fragrance for hours!
Sweet Lemon Body Butter From 12.50, other items in the Collection include 'Sweet Lemon Lip Butter' - From £5.00, 'Sweet Lemon Body Scrub' - From £12.50, Sweet Lemon Shower Gel - From £6.00 & 'Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion' - From £8.00, all available from Monday 22/03.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Latest Trends - Bold Eyes & Lips - Get The Look!

One of the latest trends that is set to be a huge hit this spring breaks all the beauty rule books on wearing bold eyeshadow & lipstick together!! Normally if you play up one then tone down the other, but not after Dior's A/W 2010 collections on the runways this season, they combined bright blue eyes with red lips & came up with a look that was hot to trot!!!!!!!
To get the look, go for a blue/turquoise shade with a little shimmer through it to add add some reflexion that will keep it light, sweep across the lids but not right into the inner corners (blend a little pearly highlighter there instead). Keep it soft, just a wash of colour & blend it into the socket line so it still stands out, try Urban Decay's eyeshadow in 'Peace' for that perfect light blue/turquoise shade. Don't line the eyes with any heavy liner for this, just go for some white liner in the inner rims of the bottom lash line & lashings of black masacara to make the eyes pop!
For the lips go with hot bold red, take two coats with a lip brush & blot after the first to keep it matt, try Ruby & Millie's Lip Colour in 'Red 450'.

New BodyForm Natural - Fantastic Beauty Tips & Free Stella McCartney Underwear!

Bodyform are currently running a fantastic competition where you can win £100 of Stella McCartney underwear every day!!! Just simply answer their question on the website to enter or even submit your own natural beauty tips to them & you will automatically be entered into their prize draw, check out some of the fantastic tips below -

1. “I swear by adding a ¼ of a cup honey to bath water, not only does it give you a fragrant bath but leaves your skin softer than any moisturiser”

2. “To brighten up, remove nail varnish stains or strengthen up my nails I just rub a quarter of a lemon on to all of my nails. It really does work!”

3. “If you are out of quick-dry spray for nails, dip your fingers into a bowl of ice-cold water. Your nails will dry quickly don’t touch the sides of bowl”

4. “If your skin is looking a bit dull separate some egg whites and use them as a face mask, leave to dry and wash off, the protein helps brighten up skin”

5. “Use camomile tea bags in the bath (new or used) for a lovely relaxing soak and soft skin”

6. “For shiny beautiful hair brunettes and redheads should add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the rinse water. lemon juice works for blondes”

7. “When shaving your legs instead of shaving foam use hair conditioner it works great is cheap and leaves you're legs really soft”

8. “If you’re worried about spots, use soluble aspirin made into a paste”

9. “When feeling bloated on your period and a bit crampy drink hot milk and sprinkle black pepper into it works a treat no more pain”

10. “Wash your hair in vodka once a month it will feel super clean”

Bodyform natural are a new range of towels that are made with some of natures best soothing secrets such as Aloe Vera & Camomile to help neutralise odours & keep you comfortable all day long.
To enter their competion click - Here
*This competition is not in association with Stella McCartney

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Michael Van Clarke Creates Exclusive Luxury Packages For Any Occasion

Planning a weekend in London this spring, well for some extra special pampering check out Michael Van Clarke latest salon treatments, with the introduction of several luxury hair and beauty packages, inspired by modern women who want style and glamour at their fingertips!

‘From Runway to Runway’
Most seasoned travellers understand that creating a chic and pragmatic look for the airport is about as easy as getting an unrequested upgrade to first class! The struggle is now over, as Michael Van Clarke introduces ‘From Runway to Runway’, a luxury package that allows jetsetters to head to Heathrow looking like they’ve just stepped off the catwalk. The full body package includes the unique Diamond Dry Cut™ with blow dry, manicure, pedicure, facial, fake tan and a makeover with a top Make-Up artist, ensuring you maintain a fabulous and chic look so you touch down in style.
Starting from £200 per person

‘Cut and Cocktails’
Half the fun of a girl’s night out is the polishing, preening, cocktails and dancing before you hit the town. So why not bring some glamour to your make over regime and join your girlfriends at the Michael Van Clarke salon for a pre-party pamper package, and start the night as you mean to go on. Look a million dollars with a pre-party hair cut, blow dry and manicure as well as a glamorous makeover with a Bobbi Brown make up artist, then join the girls for champagne and canapés to get in the mood to P.A.R.T.Y. The pampering doesn’t stop here as the package also includes a chauffeur driven car to one of London’s most stylish venues for night long VIP access. Making ‘Cut and Cocktails’ the only way to spend a Saturday in 2010.
Starting from £150 per person

‘The Early Riser’
Anyone knows that looking your best helps you act with confidence and feel on top of your game. Nowhere is this more important than in the business world and it is with this in mind that Michael introduces his ‘Early Riser’ package, exclusively tailored for working women who want to look fabulous in the Board Room. The Michael Van Clarke salon will open early for a wash and blow dry prior to an important business meeting, interview or key event to keep women looking their best no matter what time their day begins. This package is ideal for pre-fashion show preening at London Fashion Week to ensure a fabulous look that lasts.
Starting from £22.50 per person

The Michael Van Clarke luxury hair salon, based in Marylebone, offers the unique Diamond Dry Cut™ technique and has recently launched “3 More Inches” a range of protective, restorative and anti-damage products for hair including a Pre-wash Treatment, Shampoo, Conditioner and Thicken & Shine Finishing Feed. 3 More Inches products are available at or Space NK stores nationwide.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Get The Look - Jennifer Aniston At The London Premier of The Bounty Hunter

Well it's safe to say Jennifer Anniston's love life is certainly hot on everybody lips, especially after her flirtatious display on the red carpet with Gerard Butler, but is it all just rumour??? Well, yes it is according to the superstar herself, she & Gerard "are just really good friends", how sweet!!! Anyway another sure thing is that Jennifer gets hotter & hotter with age, she looked stunning last night for the premier of the 'Bounty Hunter' as she took to the red carpet with her 'friend' & co-star Gerard Butler. Wearing a sliver Valentino mini dress, a black Alexander McQueen jacket plus a pair of strappy Jimmy Choos that showed off her perfectly toned bronzed legs, along with her trade mark sun-kissed natural make-up & long golden locks!

To get Jennifer's gorgeous complexion try out a tinted moisturiser as your base & add concealer where needed, go for a tone slightly darker than your own skin tone as with it being a light base, good blending will work to create a natural glow. Use a bronzer with a few different colours to again give that natural glow to the skin, sweep this across the cheeks as well as where the sun would normally catch you, such as your forehead, but focus on your cheek bones to give definition.

Try out Bobbi Brown's award winning 'SPF15 Tinted Moisturizer' (£26) for a sheer coverage natural coverage which will give you that summer glow, match this with their best seller 'Bronze Shimmer Brick Compact' (£29.50) to create a deep 'bronzy' glow. Keep the eyes & lips neutral, just focus on defining the lash lines with a nude eyeshadow & a sheer gloss on the lips, it will create polished but natural look, worthy of any red carpet! To create a Hollywood gorgeous tan, try out Benefit's 'Jiffy Tan' it does just what it says it will on the tube & creates an instant colour that blends quickly & easily creating a warm golden colour without any orange in sight! What's more it also adds some gold sparkle to your skin so your legs can gleam like Jennifer's!!!!

Sweeter Than Chocolate This Easter For Under £20 With The Perfume Shop!!!

Spring has sprung, Easter is around the corner and The Perfume Shop has developed a sweet tooth!!! If you love chocolate and all things sugary then don’t just stop at Easter eggs this season why not give your olfactory senses a treat with these sweet smelling scents. The Perfume Shop have sent us a list of some of their fantastic offers just now, where you can be smelling sweetly beautiful, all for under £20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bursting at the seams with zingy fruit this gorgeous pink bottle is like a sugary bon bon! The Top Notes provide fruitiness with Cranberry, Strawberry and Blackcurrant, while the Base Notes and the Heart Notes deliver Toffee and Liquorice Beat.

Everything about this scent is sweet, from the cute bottle to the aroma of chocolate – perfect for chocoholics! This fragrance is sweet at heart with notes of Black Plum but with an edgy feel thanks to the Gourmand Accords.

HELLO KITTY EDT Spray 30ml (£12.00)
The universally popular brand offers a deliciously fruity floral mix, combining Heart Notes of Strawberry and Violet, with Base Notes of Musk. Little girls and the young at heart will adore the cute packaging.

This range of perfumes are the ultimately girlie fragrance and they make the perfect gift this Easter – sweet enough to be an alternative to the traditional Easter egg! With five characters there is a scent to suit everyone with Heart Notes ranging from Pink Pomelo and Candied Violet to Sugared Rose and Coconut Cream.

Lots of men have a sweet tooth too! So they’ll love this Burberry styled bottle which encapsulates a truly fresh fragrance with Top Notes of Cardamom, Green Mandarin and Ginger Accord, and Base Notes of Grey Musk and Oriental Woods Accord.

Rimmel's New Match Perfect Foundation

Foundations are just getting smarter & smarter these days & Rimmel's latest offering will mimic your skin tone to give an exact match, so tide lines no more! Their new foundation called 'Match Perfection' comes in 5 shades itself, all with 'Smart Tone Technology' plus 'Blue Sapphire Complex' pigment to give fresh colour to your skin as well. It promises to give a more accurate colour match plus a radiant complexion that along with it's oxygenating complex will stay true for up to 16 hours, not bad at all!!!!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Get The look - Katy Perry Rocks Vintage Glamour At The Oscars!

Just loving Katy Perry's look at this years Oscar celebrations, the star sported a gorgeous vintage chic make-up look with light smokey eyes, fabulous lashes (as always!) & nude lips. To get Katy's hollywood smokey eye look apply a light nude/pearl eyeshadow, try Mac's 'Shroom', which is always great as a base, and apply it across the lids. Then take a light golden brown & shade over the socket line, blending just above the socket & then at the outer corners to define your eye shape, try Mac's 'Patina'. To define the top lash line try a Gel Liner to give a strong defined line & lightly flick at the outer edges, take a little of the golden brown shadow under the bottom lash line to give a smokey softer finish that will make the top lash line more of a statement. Apply false strip lashes to give the eyes a glamourous finish, the longer & thicker the better!!! Finish off with a soft peach & bronzed blush then nude/peach lips with a little gold gloss to give some sparkle.

Also Pantene Pro-V celebrity Hair Stylist danilo also styled Katy's 1940's inspired look & again they share some of their red carpet secrets with us so you can get the look yourself! See below -

Step 1 :
As a base, Danilo combed through the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Moisture Balance Leave-in Conditioner (RRP £3.99) to condition and ready hair for styling. While blow-drying individual sections of hair, he sprayed the Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Magnifying Mousse from route to tip (RRP £2.99) for extra lift and definition.

Step 2:
He sectioned the hair into a side parting before setting it using a large (2 inch) curling iron away and under from the parting. Each section was misted with Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Bouncy Body hairspray (RRP £2.99).

Step 3:
Once the set cooled it was brushed smooth, the wave was arranged with volume in the front at the root and the style was secured with a final finishing spray to help it hold.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Celebrity Stylist, Danilo, Styles Anne Hathaway’s Contemporary Glamour Look for the Alice in Wonderland Premiere, London

Pantene Pro-V Ambassador and Celebrity Stylist, Danilo’s Step by Step Guide to Get the Look:

Step 1:
After washing hair use a Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Moisture Balance Leave-In conditioner throughout the length of your hair to leave it shiny and touchably soft.
Step 2:
Use a hair dryer and do classic blowdry. First part your hair in a side parting then apply Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Mousse to the roots to boost volume. Then take 3cm wide sections of hair at a time and blowdry the length of the hair curling the hair under at the ends with a round brush to give the ends a rounded finish.
Step 3:
To finish apply some an anti-frizz serum to the ends for added shine then mist you hair all over with a volumising hairspray to give your look staying power for the evening.

Danilo’s Top Tip: “Make sure you’ve got your umbrella with you so you don’t end up drowned by the pouring rain like the stars on the red carpet.”

Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Moisture Balance Leave-In conditioner (rrp. £3.99)
Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Mousse (rrp. £2.99)

Lancome at The Baftas - Get Top Celebrity Make-Up Artist Tips!

Celebrating 10 years as the Official Beauty Partner to the BAFTAs, Lancôme raised the beauty stakes this year by adorning the faces of award-winning actors, actresses and citation readers alike with their luxury cosmetics products. From past BAFTA winner Kate Winslet, to this year’s winners Carey Mulligan and Kristen Stewart and rising stars Anna Kendrick, Bonnie Wright, Jaime Winstone to established stars such as Anne Marie Duff, Claire Danes, Vera Farmiga to name a few, there was no shortage of glamour and high voltage beauty on the red-carpet.
At this year’s ceremony, most women still wanted to look like themselves, if not a more polished version. This included some of the younger attendees although Brit star, Jaime Winstone broke the mould, embracing a more directional old ‘Hollywood’ Marilyn Monroe style.
A key trend given by the Lancôme-BAFTA make up team was an updated red-carpet version of the smoky eye coupled with softly bronzed, sculpted cheeks. A touch of blush on the apples of cheeks left all the girls with a rosy, feminine glow on a crisp winter’s night.

Claire Danes

Celebrated make-up artist Ashley Ward created Claire Danes’ BAFTA appearance using Lancôme products.
“When it’s an event, I always ask the publicist what dress the actress will be wearing so I have an idea. Claire wore a Burberry silver dress with lots of pleats and draping.”
Onto her beautiful, elegantly pale skin, I applied Hydra Zen Neurocalm™ Soothing Anti Stress Moisturising Fluid Cream (£35.50) then for the base, the paleness of Photogenic Lumessence in Beige Albâtre (£27.50) was perfect for Claire’s skin tone. Blush Subtil Highlighter in Peach (£25) was applied on the apple of the cheeks and the warm shade was ideal to work as both a blusher and a highlighter.
Ombre Absolue Palette in Intemporel Smoky, G10 (£33) was used in the darkest silver shade in the socket area to enhance Claire’s blue eyes, blending it all the way up to the brow bone. Then on the inside of the eyes, Ashley used the lighter silver to create sparkle but also so that in flash photography, eyes look opened and not sunken. The overall make-up look was very light and ethereal.
Fortunately for Claire, she has very long eye lashes. To make them look even longer, Ashley applied the Lancôme Cils Booster XL (£18) to give a fairy like aspect to her beauty with long sweeping lashes. Over the top she then applied Hypnôse mascara in Noir (£19.50).
For the lips, Ashley prepped them using L’Absolu Rouge Le Base (£17.50) before applying a really deep red. L’Absolu Rouge in 132 is a true red (not too blue so it kept Claire’s skin looking warm) with a satin matt finish. “I wanted her to look modern but ethereal; with soft sparkly eyes and a red pout like an empowered starlet.” To set the look, Ashley then finished off with Poudre Majeur Excellence in Translucent (£26).

Anne Marie Duff

Anne Marie Duff’s personal hair and make-up artist, Jennie Roberts worked on creating a very “pure and simple look” to complement Anne Marie’s pillar box red, Alberta Ferretti chiffon, full length gown.
Teint Idole Ultra Foundation in 01 (£26.50) was applied as a base over the face with Flash Retouche Perfect Brush-on Concealer in 01 (£23.50) to conceal any blemishes and dark circles, targeting the inner corner of the eyes specifically.
On the eyes, Jennie used the white of Ombre Absolue Duo in My Dear Montmartre, G01 (£22.50) over the lid, shaded with the Blush Subtil Highlighting Beige, 004 (£25). A delicate line of Artliner in Noir (£19) was applied along the rim of the top lid to really play on Anne Marie’s large eyes finished off with lashings of Hypnôse Mascara in Noir Hypnotic (£20).
Cheeks were blushed over with Blush Subtil Shimmer in Peach Fever, 20 (£24). Lips were dressed with Colour Fever Lipstick in Red on Fire, 108 (£17) and the overall make-up look was set using Ageless Minerals Powder in Translucent (exclusive to Selfridges, £32). “She looks absolutely radiant and the happiest we’ve ever seen her now that she and James McAvoy are expecting their first child,” comments Jennie.

Just Launched - Philips Lumea IPL Hair Remover System

Imagine the freedom of never needing to worry about stubble on your legs, underarms or bikini line ever again? Well, prepare to be enlightened by this revolutionary hair removal device that is set to change women’s beauty regimes forever!

This February, Philips launched Lumea, a proven effective Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) depilation solution that prevents hair growth to grant women their ultimate beauty wish - to be free from unwanted hair and have perfectly smooth skin every day.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the latest advanced technology used by the professional beauty industry for hair removal.
Philips Lumea brings this effective technology directly to your home in a safe and easy to use, handheld, rechargeable appliance. It works by applying gentle, effective pulses of light to the hair root, making it inactive. As a result, hair sheds naturally and the regrowth process is inhibited. The results can be maintained by repeating the process every two weeks for underarm and bikini area and every four weeks for legs, ensuring that you are beautifully smooth and confidently hair-free every day.
There is no mess and no stress as you can use this cordless device anywhere – even while watching TV! Plus, unlike other IPL hair removal systems for use at home, you do not need to worry about buying replacement bulbs or a contact gel.
When tested*, 82% of women preferred Philips Lumea’s IPL hair removal system to conventional methods, including waxing, shaving and epilation. *Based on 315 Lumea users in Spain (MetrixLab, 2009)
Jennie Flatt, from Philips, commented: “Philips has been working with leading dermatologists¹ for almost 7 years in the field of light based hair removal. These relationships, and years of clinical and handling trials, alongside a real desire to have this product available for home use by consumers has led to the development of Lumea. Five adjustable light settings ensure a gentle and effective treatment across a wide variety of skin tones and hair colours whilst an integrated UV filter and advanced safety controls provide maximum protection for skin.”
Now you can say goodbye to expensive courses of salon laser treatments, painful waxing sessions, short term results and unsightly reactions like in-growing hairs and shaving rashes. Consulting US dermatologist Vic A. Narukar says of this development: ‘In my practice, patients are always requesting a more effective solution for hair removal. Philips Lumea is an innovative hand-held solution. It allows women to safely and effectively prevent hair re-growth in the comfort of their own home.’
Lumea is available from Boots with a recommended retail price of £400.

Candy Sweet Shades for Spring!

Check out the latest colours for spring with Revlon, it's all going lilac & candy sweet for the warmer months which is the must have shade for this coming season! Just released this month Revlon have launched their New Nail Enamel & Super Lustrous Gloss in 'Lilac Pastelle', so grab them while you still can!