Friday, 30 July 2010

Cat Deeley Announced As New Face Of Pantene Pro-V

Pantene Pro-V were excited this week to announce Cat Deeley as the new face of the brand. Her work with the brand will kick off with Cat as the face and hair of the new Aqua Light Make a Swisssh campaign launching on the 1st August.
Over the next 6 months Cat will be calling on British women to swish their hair to celebrate how great it can look.
This will culminate in a world record breaking swish in December at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham where Cat was discovered.
Why Cat? A spokesperson from Pantene said; “Cat Deeley is the ultimate Pantene Pro-V girl, she has natural beauty, and healthy looking, gorgeous hair. Her genuine likeability and infectious charisma have led to her being adored in the UK and now also the US. For us she was the obvious choice to lead the Make A Swisssh movement behind this campaign.”
Excited about her new role Cat said: “Has your hair ever felt so good you can’t help but swish it? - you know that elusive ‘swish’, when hair moves perfectly. It’s that beautiful, healthy looking, enviable hair that we all want – that’s what you get with new Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light.” Cat Deeley

Monday, 26 July 2010

Top Eyeliner Tip!

For striking glamorous Saturday night eyes, here's a little tip I picked up for defining your top lash line to give extra depth to make you eyes really stand out!
First of all take a flat defining brush, try Mac's 212 Flat Definer (£15), then take your black eyeshadow or another dark colour for defining & wet your brush, then add the shadow. Apply to the under part of your lash line, to do this look upwards & the part of the lash line that sits under your lashes is the area you want to aply the colour. Just take it in small blocks from the inside to the lashes & apply three quarters away along from the outer edge of the eye. This will give more defintion to your lashes as well as the shape of your eye. Once this is applied, define above the lashes on the top lashline with a dry brush to create a smokey finish or pencil/liquid, what ever you prefer, defining the under part of you top lashes will always enhance your normal eyeliner. The perfect start to smouldering eyes!!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Get That Perfect Glowing Summer Complexion!

Get sun-kissed & summer-glow gorgeous this summer with these few simple make-up tips! Make-up for the summer should be natural & minimal giving the effect of a healthy bronzed complexion, keeping it on a minimal scale also makes this perfect for even the fairest of skin tones as well, so everybody can have glowing summer skin that even girl of the week, Jennifer Aniston would be envious of!
First step is to use a tinted moisturiser, normal liquid foundation is too heavy for this as a very sheer coverage is required to keep it natural, go for a shade darker than you would normally opt for in a foundation, as you can go a little darker with such a light coverage, apply a very light amount all over the face & blend well with a make-up sponge, make sure you blend throughly around the jaw line & lightly down on to the neck. If you have any blemishes apply a little concealer over the top of your tinted moisturiser (making sure the colour matches), again blend well & use a concealer brush for a perfect finish.
Next take a golden skin highlighter liquid & blend over the top of your cheek bones where the sun would normally catch, then use a bronzer & brush over the cheek bones as well as the forehead area & blend throughly along the jawline too. When choosing a bronzer it is best to go with a shimmer brick that has a combination of bronzes, golds & warm pinks as it will give a more natural colour, remember we want 'golden' not 'burnt orange'!
For the eyes just go with a light golden wash of colour, choose a loose powder in light gold or a warm nude for a natural look & blend over the lid & into the socket line then take a light golden highlighter just under the brow bone, finish them off with your favourite mascara.
For the lips stay with a gloss, opt for a tinted lip-balm to keep them soft & keep the colour to either a light beige or gold. As a finishing touch take some bronzer over your collar bone & chest area for some added bronze sparkle!
To keep everything in place & hold your natural summer look use some finishing spray. We want to keep everything dewy and finishing powder is too heavy & matte, so go for Skindinavia's Make-Up Finishing Spray. It keeps the makeup hydrated & holds it firmly in place all day long!!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Jennifer Aniston Launches New Fragrance At Harrods

Jennifer Aniston's appearance at Harrods today was widely anticipated as she launched her first fragrance at the department store earlier this afternoon. She looked stunning in a nude-tone figure hugging dress showing off her ever-perfect golden tan & her glowing skin was looking that of a young woman in her twenties (just how does she do it!!!???)
For the fragrance marketing campaign Jennifer posed provocatively, but as always tastefully, showing just enough of her perfectly toned figure to seduce us all into lusting after the new scent! Which I'm sure will work as the fragrance is set to be a huge success this year! The fragrance was originally said to be called 'Lolavie' but the makers were concerned the name could possibly create too much scrutiny on it's meaning so at the 11th hour is was changed to simply 'Jennifer Aniston - The Debut Fragrance'.
Greeting her fans that turned up to the launch Jennifer explained ''Now I am not a big perfume-y fragrance fan. With my fragrance I want people to go, ‘What is that? You smell great!’ But most of all I wanted it to smell natural.' She also spoke about some of the fragrance inspiration she grew up with 'The first perfumes I ever wore were Miss Dior and Anais Anais. 'My mother wore Calèche and my grandmother used a body splash that came in a big yellow jug that she kept by the bathtub. Those were very strong scents.'
Aniston also recalled the first perfumes she smelled growing up, adding: 'The first perfumes I ever wore were Miss Dior and Anais Anais.
'My mother wore Calèche and my grandmother used a body splash that came in a big yellow jug that she kept by the bathtub. Those were very strong scents.

Choosing The Perfect Fragrance For Your Big Day!

Another very important accessory that shouldn't be over looked on your big day is your choice of perfume, our sense of smell is one of our strongest senses especially when it comes to reminding us of happy memories! The one you choose will always remind you of your wedding day & can be saved for special occasions, I wore Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel & the second I catch a scent of it I instantly think of my wedding..
Fragrance is of course a very personal thing & you want it to reflect your personality, top fragrance experts advise that when shopping for your perfume don't try more than 3 or 4 on any one shopping trip as you can over load your senses! Also leave the scent on for an hour as well before you finally decide as many need time to 'settle' on your skin to develop their full aroma! To keep the scent lasting longer buy the body lotion as well & apply it after your bath/shower in the morning to intensify the fragrance, also it'll keep your skin perfectly soft in your expensive couture! Needless to say one of the top selling fragrances for blushing brides is Vera Wang which is a classic by the first lady of wedding style!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Festival Season Beauty - E45 Endless Moisture Radiance

With the festival season upon us we're all on the look out for on the go beauty rescue & E45 Cream has been world wide favourite for many decades & a true rescue remedy for dry skin sufferers, no matter what the issue with cracked sore skin E45 can fix it! So with the latest launch of E45's endless moisture range we can get all the fantastic benefits in a light easily absorbed lotion, perfect!!! I have been trying out 'E45 Endless Moisture Radiance' recently which gives an additional glow & sparkle to skin, firstly I found that it is asbosrbed really quickly & easily into the skin which is pretty important (I hate the feeling of a cream sitting on the surface of the skin for too long!), afterwards the skin feels soft, smooth & moisturised! This is also the perfect product for wearing with any fake tan product, I have applied this under as well as over the top of my self tan & it gives the skin a subtle shimmer & healthy glow! A must have for my bag this weekend at T In The Park!
Available in Boots for £4.49.

Carmex Launch New Strawberry Lip Balm

Freshly picked this season comes the latest addition to the Carmex range: Strawberry! Bursting with flavour, the strawberry flavoured lip balm not only protects and moisturises but is reminiscent of everything that summer should be about: sun, ice-cold strawberry milkshakes, and days out and about! Combine American cool and refreshing summer flavours for the best way to soothe dry, chapped lips.

If you are off to a festival, heading to the beach or just chilling in your local diner, then this cute tube will fit into your handbag, beach bag or suitcase, ensuring that you can have healthy strawberry flavoured lips whatever your plans!

Carmex heals dry, cracked lips and even protects them from the sun with the added protection of SPF 15. Not only is it a great sunscreen, you can wear it after the sun goes down as an undercoat to lipstick or on its own to give your lips a natural healthy shine. Carmex contains menthol, camphor and beeswax leaving a tingling sensation that soothes and smoothes lips that need constant care in the sun.

The award-winning formula was created in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, whose family still run the business today.
Carmex also comes in Original and Cherry flavour. Whatever your preference for applying lip balm – tube, SPF 15 click-stick or the original pot – Carmex has it all!

Carmex is available in outlets throughout the UK, including Boots, Superdrug, Topshop & Urban Outfitters
Launch Date: July 2010
Prices from £2.49
For more information on Carmex visit

Beauty Trend: Getting Beautiful Skin From Within

With 35,000 people pre-ordering the new Rodial Glamtox Sticks[1], a supplement that helps to increase collagen in the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it is clear beauty supplements are a growing trend and women are increasingly looking for skin solutions that work from the inside out.
In line with this trend, Works with Water Nutraceuticals has launched its 100% natural beauty solution help: clear skin, a nutraceutical food supplement containing ingredients clinically proven to help clear acne within six weeks.

Help: clear skin uses the power of nature and clinical science to tackle the problem of acne. This innovative nutraceutical product is designed to bridge the gap between nutrition and pharmaceutical drugs, incorporating the best of both worlds: natural ingredients with clinically proven health benefits.

Help: clear skin contains 100% natural ingredients including Praventin – a bioactive protein extracted from milk using advanced scientific methods – that has been proven to deliver results after a minimum period of six weeks. All health claims are supported by clinical studies. For more information, please have a look at the attached press release.
Help: clear skin is water-soluble, allowing it to dissolve in water, other non-carbonated beverages and soft foods while retaining its full effectiveness. It won’t alter the taste or texture of your drink or food. Take a sachet of help: clear skin twice a day – just add it to your favourite drink or soft food like yoghurt- for a minimum of six weeks for best possible results.

In addition to Praventin, help: clear skin contains:

· Aloe Vera: a high extract of this healing plant has a smoothing and nourishing effect on the skin
· Oligofructose: a natural source of soluble fibre. Increasing fibre intake prevents your body from expelling toxics that affect the skin and help avert acne

Help: clear skin contains no flavourings, preservatives or sweeteners and is suitable for diabetics, vegetarians and lactose intolerant people.

Help: clear skin is available from Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Holland & Barrett stores and online at, priced at £14.79 and £49.99 for a week’s or month’s supply (month’s supply only available via website). Visit for more information.

Eye Up The New Cosmopolitan Beauty Accessories Range

Make sure the windows to your soul stand out with three must have eye beauty accessories from Cosmopolitan.
The new, improved range of fabulous beauty accessories, created by the experts from the world’s number one glossy magazine, are set to be the must have for every make-up bag.
Make your eyes look wider and brighter with the Maximum Effect Lash Curler (RRP £3.95). For dramatic curling results they style, separate and elongate your lashes without tugging or pinching - so are sure to become your beauty best friend.

Plus it’s commonly known that the shape of your eyebrows can transform your face - so keep yours perfectly arched with the Tweezer Trio (RRP £6.95). This professional set comes with slanted, straight and pointed tweezers (perfect for those fine hairs) making it a must for your hair removal needs. It also comes in a handy wallet to store the tweezers in hygienically.

And finally, for precision eye shadow application, try Cosmo’s eye shadow applicators (RRP 2.95) which come in a handy wallet of 10 so you can keep one for each shade!

The Cosmopolitan™ Beauty Accessories range includes 21 products covering make-up brushes, false nails, make-up sponges and beauty essentials. Stockists: Superdrug, Tesco and Debenhams. For more information visit

Friday, 2 July 2010

Smile to Success & Top Celebrity Make-Up Tips!

Collecting her trophy at this year’s Glamour Awards the nation’s favourite singer and XFactor judge, Cheryl Cole thanked her orthodontist, crediting him for her knock out smile and the role its played in her climb to the top of the charts.
New research released today by the makers of INVISALIGN®* reveals that 69% of Brits agree a quality smile is key to success in your working life. The following high-flying women also have a lot to thank their great smiles and dentists for.

Make-up artist and beauty coach to the stars Lina Cameron has worked with many of the women above and shares her insider tips on how to achieve the perfect smile to help propel you to that next high point in your career.
“Your smile is an introduction to your personality and having straight white teeth is critical to having the confidence to smile broadly. I recommend the Invisalign treatment to any of my clients who are conscious of their teeth. It is a virtually invisible straightening treatment which is perfect for my clients who won’t consider traditional fixed brace techniques which only draw attention to the problem in the first place.With a dazzling smile your makeup possibilities become endless!”

Get Scarlett’s luscious Lips
I love working on Scarlett as she simply has the best modern face for make-up - she can carry any look with glamour and ease! The look is very old school glamour with a splash of innocence especially when sporting a swept up hairstyle. A bee stung pout really helps but if you are not blessed with such full lips, try out a lip plumping product then really lather the gloss on top as you want lots of shine, pick a pink or red for a look just like Scarlett’s.

Perfect your smile
I often see some of my celebrity clients taking drastic measures to get the perfect smile but my motto is to work with what you have. Veneers for example can be a very painful and evasive procedure. In some cases they can give a real horsey appearance and everyone ends up looking the same. To enhance your smile I recommend a virtually invisible straightening techniques such as Invisalign, to deliver a red carpet worthy smile without anyone knowing your undergoing treatment. The aligners do not affect your lifestyle and are also completely removable, allowing you to take them out for special occasions.

Copy Jennifer’s effortless look
Jen is the archetypal Californian girl and looks fabulous with a sun kissed and relaxed make-up look. She knows her style and works it beautifully for all occasions. Think earth tones for the eyes, lots of brown liner, neat brows and beiges with a touch of shimmer to catch the light beautifully. Make sure you use a specific face self tan and make sure you self tan for body is golden not orange otherwise you will fail the look. Her smile is picture perfect and a great example of how investing in your teeth can set off your whole face.

Mask stains

My top tip for discoloured teeth is to use a nude lipstick or gloss, it’s always a safe bet as it neutralises the mouth and smile unlike yellow based pigments found in many pink lipsticks. If the stains are very noticeable I will also dramatically define the eyes to draw attention away from the mouth and contour the cheeks so people will be directed to the top half of the face.

For more top tips from Lina on how to get the look or interview opportunities please contact

Invisalign Background

Invisalign is a clinically recognised, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth in both adults and teens, and doesn’t involve painful surgery or the embarrassment and inconvenience of traditional fixed braces.

Whether you need minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, the series of clear, custom-made and removable aligners can successfully straighten your teeth by applying doctor-prescribed pressure on different teeth at different times.

Each aligner in the series is manufactured specifically for your teeth, and as you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner. With no metal wires or brackets, there’s no need to worry about mouth irritations, as the aligners are comfortable to wear and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing as normal – giving you the flexibility to easily live an active lifestyle.

Unlike other dental straightening techniques, Invisalign uses unique computer software which generates a start-to-finish virtual 3D treatment plan to complement professional judgment. This technology demonstrates the series of movements the teeth are expected to go through to get from their current position to the desired final position. This allows you to view your own virtual plan and see how straight your smile should look once the treatment has been completed.


To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit or call 0845 644 5462

Take The Simple Challenge And Support Macmillan

Simplify Skincare Regimes And Help Change Lives

Simple, the UK’s No. 1 Facial Skincare brand¹, has teamed with Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s most loved charity brand, to raise £50,000 to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Simple Challenge has been designed to help simplify skincare regimes even further by making it quick and easy to wipe, wash and moisturise with three product packs to choose from.
Each Simple Challenge pack suits a different skin type, but for those who would like advice on which to choose, there is also help at hand with a short three-step questionnaire to complete first.

The special packs are available to purchase exclusively at and cost £10² each. A donation of £2 from each pack will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps people affected by cancer have good days, providing essential information, expert medical care, emotional support and financial help.
With no perfume and no colour, the most common causes of skin irritation, Simple products are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The Simple Challenge packs include:

Simple Goodness
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash and Simple Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Day Cream create the perfect pack to keep skin looking great all year round.

Age Resisting Goodness
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Facial Wash and Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream combine to make the perfect pack to fight the signs of premature ageing and refine skin tone and texture.

Simply Radiant
Including Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Radiance Brightening Moisturiser and Simple Radiance Eye Cream, this pack contains Mango goodness to leave skin feeling clean and looking radiant.

Simple has pledged to raise £50,000 to help Macmillan Cancer Support improve lives.
£50,000 could fund a Macmillan nurse for one year, providing essential and expert support to people living with cancer.
The £2 from each pack could fund several copies of The (Macmillan) Cancer Guide, providing essential information for cancer patients and their families.

The Simple Challenge packs, supporting Macmillan, are available exclusively online at