Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Miss Flicklash (False Eyelash with eyeliner Flick Attached) offers an easy all in one look in one easy step, perfect for the xmas party season season. 3 colours & 3 lash styles offering 9 over all looks. Choose the design that suits your style best & simply place on eye to suit then fix with eyelash glue as with a normal false eyelash. Check out the simple how to guide
Launch/Introductory Offer Price of £7.99 with 3 for 2 on all Styles.
Pre-Orders now being taken
Product launched on 09/12/12
The eyeliner flick has become a signature beauty look and continues to be part of every girl’s makeup routine.
It is however a difficult ‘look’ to master without the skills of a professional makeup artist. Enter Miss Flicklash, an innovative new false eyelash design includes an attached eyeliner flick.
The instant eyeliner is available in three colours – black, gold and silver. There are also three lash styles to choose from natural, thick and long. The natural are perfect for daytime with the thick and long styles great to add drama for evening.
The professional finish saves time on application as well as giving a long-lasting, waterproof and smudge free finish. The lashes incorporate a thin and flexible but firm material, which allows the product to applied easily and comfortably, this also makes it reusable.
Perfect for the xmas party season & an excellent stocking filler
Launch/Introductory Offer Price of £7.99 with 3 for 2 on all Styles.
Pre-Orders now being taken
Product launched on 09/12/12
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Friday, 1 July 2011
According to new research out today, the most beautiful British women stand at an average of five foot five inches tall, have blue eyes, dark brown hair, and are actresses by profession, according to an analysis of the top one hundred most beautiful British women of all time.
To celebrate the start of its Beauty Month this July, QVC, the world’s leading online and TV shopping channel, asked 2,000 men and women to vote on who they believed to be the most beautiful British women over the decades.
Audrey Hepburn has been named as the most beautiful British woman of all time. The timeless beauty andBreakfast at Tiffany’s star took the top spot in the nationwide poll. Glamorous Elizabeth Taylor narrowly missed out and came in second place whilst Princess Diana’s iconic natural beauty made her the third most beautiful Brit of all time.
With Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Holly Willoughby all making the top ten, results showed that 21st century beauties are holding their own against old school glamour. Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Beckinsale may have moved across the pond but remain firm favourites with the British public.
The top ten most beautiful Brits were voted as;
Audrey Hepburn (11 per cent)
Elizabeth Taylor (6 per cent)
Princess Diana (6 per cent)
Catherine Zeta Jones (5 per cent)
Cheryl Cole (4 per cent)
Kelly Brook (3 per cent)
Keira Knightley (3 per cent)
Kate Beckinsale (3 per cent)
Holly Willoughby (2 per cent)
Twiggy (2 per cent)
Late entries from the Middleton family saw the new Duchess of Cambridge (12th) steal Kate Moss’s (29th) crown while Catherine’s sister also pipped the notorious supermodel to the post coming in 28th place.
Blue eyed Brits appear to have beaten brown eyed girls to the top beauty spots with just under half of the top one hundred being blessed with blue eyes compared to only thirty nine brown eyed girls. With only fourteen British beauties having green eyes, this was the rarest eye colour.
Stepping over to the dark side is obviously the way forward with fifty three brunettes dominating the top one hundred versus only forty three blondes, leaving Dr Who’s Karen Gillan, model Lily Cole, singer Nicola Roberts and award winning actress Tilda Swinton flying the flag for redheads.
Actresses meanwhile seem to have the edge on any other profession in the beauty stakes as forty six of our top one hundred are thespians by trade, this is compared to eighteen models, sixteen singers, thirteen television presenters, two members of the British Royal family (with one other relative of the Royals), one chef, one athlete, one designer and one beautiful ballet dancer.
To celebrate these findings and the best of British beauty, QVC has commissioned the hottest vlogger on the web, Fleur de Force, to create video tutorials using a whole range of beauty products from QVC so you can get the look of the top ten British beauties at home – www.qvcuk.com/britishbeauties.
Fleur de Force, comments, ‘Just like every girl, I love experimenting with different beauty products and looks at home. It’s great to take inspiration from celebrities you admire and adapting their looks to suit your own style. You don’t need to have an a-list make-up artist to hand, you just need to steal a few tricks of the trade that you can perfect yourself at home.’
Crazy Angel, the stunning collection of Fauxy tanning products that deliver unrivalled deep and natural results, has just launched 2 striking new Duo Packs. They are designed to enable you to easily top up your tan at home or to target the areas of flesh that you are likely to flash over the summer!
EXPRESS TAN DUO
Perfect if you are an angel with medium to dark skin and with little time on your hands, the Express Tan Duo Pack contains:
Angel Express Liquid Tan - This fast acting liquid formulation smoothes onto the skin to provide an instant bronzing glow. The fabulous formula develops in just 4-6 hours to leave a luxurious deep and natural looking tan.
Supreme Goddess - a supreme body moisturiser specially formulated to prolong your natural or self-tan. It is rich in Bearberry and Shea Butter to moisturise and nourish your skin while the mild tanning agent helps to extend the life of your tan. Applied daily Supreme Goddess will leave the skin smooth and glossy with a luxurious golden glow.
GOLDEN TAN DUO
For angels with light and medium skin colour, the Golden Tan Duo Pack contains:
Golden Kiss – a lush milk chocolate colour tanning lotion which is perfect for angels looking to achieve a warm sun kissed glow.
Halo Polish - A luxurious body scrub that refines and polishes to reveal fresh new skin; the perfect base for tanning. Infused with Sesame and Bearberry for a deep moisturising surge and soft white pearl beads to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, Halo Polish leaves your skin feeling silky soft, smooth and nourished and should be a must have product all year round.
WANT TO KNOW ROCHELLE’S SECRET TO A GREAT SATURDAY NIGHT SLEEP . . . ?
Whether it’s an early morning start at the recording studio or a late night out, Rochelle Wiseman never fails to look like she’s had her full 8 hours of beauty sleep . . . and now we know it’s all down to her SilkPerfect pillowcases!
Rochelle let us know how much she loves her silk pillows – and how much MARVIN loves them too!
"I love my SilkPerfect pillowcases! They keep my hair matte free and feel lovely and cool on my face. Marvin pinched one of mine so I’ve had to get a new set!"
It’s no secret that sleeping on silk is the key to a fresh face and glossy hair in the morning. Ordinary pillowcases made out of polyester and cottons are relatively rough on skin and can significantly contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles. SilkPerfect however, proactively retain moisture, keeping skin hydrated, while the fine soft nature of the silk fibres provides a smooth base to rest your head.
SilkPerfect Pillowcases also act to prevent the loss of natural oils leaving hair with a healthy, glossy shine! Made up of strings of amino acid, silk helps to prevent fizzing and split ends, ensuring you wake up without the dreaded bed head.
SilkPerfect Pillowcases cost £22 for two from www.silkperfect.com
Friday, 17 June 2011
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera and Lady GaGa are just a few stars who are well-known for their outrageous eyelashes. These women have set the trends for false eyelashes and never miss a beat – however sometimes eyelash enhancements can take a turn for the worse.
Britney Spears’ infamous 2006 Today Show interview with Matt Lauer had people buzzing, especially when her false eyelashes began to fall off mid-interview! According to Barbara Rattigan, founder of Shavasana Eyelash Extensions, “Applying beautiful, sexy lashes is truly an art. Just like applying make up to the face lashes can transcend your look to a new level. Lashes can provide you with a youthful appearance and lift the eye in all the right places.” Below, Barbara offers pointers on how to “lash out” the right way:
There are two types of lash applications we can look at – Eyelash Extensions and False lashes. False lashes are applied by you or a makeup professional for a one day look. Eyelash Extensions will last you for months with touch ups. There are many must Do’s and please Don’ts in the lashing world.
The Do’s of False Eyelashes
Cut the strip to fit the shape of your eye
Use a flare lash to add dimensions and volume on the outer corner of the lash line
Apply mascara lightly to the lashes previous to applying the false lash
Use eye liner over the top of the lash line to blend the false lash and the natural lash line
The Don’ts of False Eyelashes
Don’t rush your false lash application. Make sure to blow the adhesive completely dry. The strip could fall out and when you least expect it.
Don’t go too long or too thick unless it’s Halloween or you’re channeling your inner Gaga.
When planning to get lash extensions you really are depending on the advice and consult of the Eyelash Extension Specialist. Choosing your professional is important. Make sure these are the Rules and Regulations your Salon/Spa professional follows.
Proper placement of the extensions can add dimension and fullness to your lashes while creating a youthful appearance to your eyes by lifting the lid in all the right places. Just like a proper brow shaping, proper lash placement can change your entire appearance. Applying good lash extensions is truly an art. Consultation is a must.
Do’s for Eyelash Extensions
Do choose an appropriate length and thickness to match your natural lash. This is an extension to your natural lash. . Contrary to what we see often in the media: overdone lashes can make you look tired and cheap. You want to look naturally blessed with amazing lashes. To the untrained eye impossible to differentiate real from fake. Too thick, too long lashes can harden your look.
Do soften up on your make up. Lash Extensions will add a lot of definition your lash line. Heavy liners or dark shadows could be too strong for the eyes to carry.
Do follow your maintenance schedule for touch up appointments. An overdue lash appointment can look messy and unruly. Fill in your lashes with mascara until you can make your next appointment. Make sure to only use water soluble mascara that is safe to use with your lash extensions.
Don’ts for Eyelash Extensions
Not looking age appropriate is the most common mistake made in eyelash extensions. Lashes that are too thick or too long can actually age you. The extensions should accentuate your lashes and lift the eye up, not pull it down. If you are young, tight faced, with no wrinkles around the eyes and stunningly beautiful you can really rock the over the top. If you’re like the majority of women, you will need a professional consultation to figure out the best look for your face.
Don’t go into your appointment guns blazing. Asking for the thickest and longest lashes available probably isn’t going to be your best look. Your extensions should extend your naturals but not double them in length. The thickness is supposed to match your natural eyelash and adding volume can be done by building thicker lashes on the top rows.
Don’t assume the bigger the better. “The bigger the lash the bigger my eyes will look” thought is not true when it comes to lash extensions. Super long and extra thick extensions can actually make your eyes look smaller. Too thick eyelashes can weigh down your lashes covering your eyes. Too long can create the illusion of a sunken eye. Lashes that shape your lash line correctly will open your eyelid and emphasize the color of your eyes making them look bigger.
Remember: lash extensions should accentuate your eyes. You want people to say you have the most beautiful lashes not the most beautiful extensions.
About Shavasana Eyelash Extensions
Launched in 2005 Shavasana is a leading eyelash extensions company and one of the first to offer professional products and training in the procedure of eyelash extensions. The Shavasana Eyelash Extensions procedure is a semi-permanent treatment to add length and volume to the eyelash line by the addition of extensions to your own natural lashes. Shavasana Eyelash Extensions are available nationwide at select spas and salons. For a complete list of Shavasana professionals, please visit http://www.eyelash-extensions.com/find-professional-eyelash-extensions.php. Shavasana also offers a wide range of eyelash enhancing retail products for purchase at select spas and salons, and www.eyelash-extensions.com.
Since arriving on our screens the statement, Californian golden locks have been their trademark look, but AnnaLynne McCord and Shenae Grimes have both unveiled a deep chocolate brown do’ and we LOVE it!
To copy the Scandalous style change from light to dark hues, like AnnaLynne and Shenae, keep in mind these key colour changing rules:
- Take into consideration your skin tone and eye colour and ask friends for honest advice
- Be particularly careful when changing your colour at home. Remember to put the protein back into locks after it has been stripped out so they remains lustrous and beautiful
- It’s easier to change your colour from light to dark, so if you’re in two minds, don’t count on being able to change back to blonde immediately!
The Scandalous Ravishing Radiance Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner (£4.99) are deeply intensive moisturisers, to refresh and revitalise coloured hair. The luxuriously thick formulas, enriched with Sunflower extract and Vitamin E will help to repair the damage and drying effects that colouring can cause . . . keeping colour vibrant and hair in fantastic condition.
Scandalous Ravishing Radiance Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner are priced at £4.99 and available exclusively to Superdrug and www.superdrug.com
Introducing the ‘Beauty Collection’ - A Set of Limited Edition Nail Polishes Exclusively from Dove & nails inc
Introducing the ‘Beauty Collection’, a set of gorgeous, limited edition nail polishes exclusively from Dove & nails inc
To celebrate the launch of new Dove Beauty Finish deodorant, Dove has teamed up with nails inc to is give away one of two gorgeous, limited edition nail polishes free with any two Dove deodorants* purchased at selected Boots stores while stocks last.
The shades in Dove’s exclusive ‘Beauty Collection’ take their names from colourful Latino cities, bringing their hot, summery vibe straight to your fingertips. Like new Dove Beauty Finish deodorant, they’re the perfect finishing touch to any look this summer.
· Taking inspiration from the colour pop on S/S 2011 catwalks, ‘Copacabana’ is a vibrant coral that’s perfect for summer and bang on trend
· ‘Havana’ is a creamy pale pink that will look perfect with sun-kissed skin and this season’s on-trend pastels
Enriched with a pearlescent beauty mineral known to enhance the natural look and feel of skin, new Dove Beauty Finish deodorant includes effective protection and ¼ moisturising cream, making it this summer’s essential finishing touch.
The Dove ‘Beauty Collection’ is available in selected Boots stores nationwide between 15th June and 12th July 2011. And with each nail polish worth £11 RRP, why not bag the collection?
* Roll-on in 50ml, RRP £2.24, aerosol in 250ml, RRP £3.44, and in 150ml, RRP £3.20.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Back on top the newly appointed Duchess Of Cambridge has done nothing but wow us with her fabulous style over recent weeks & yet again she dazzled everyone as she attended the Absolute Return for Kids Gala. Wearing a beautiful full length sparkling dress by Jenny Packman (a favourite of Angelina Jolie), she stole the show looking effortlessly elegant!
Kate famously applied her own make-up for her wedding day & appears to have perfected her trademark smokey eyes, to steal her look try a mixture of charcoal & taupe shadows, try out Mac's 'Satin Taupe' eyeshadow, a universal shade to suit everybody!
Also to get that gorgeous glow Kate always has to her complexion go for Mac Creme Blush in 'Ladyblush' then sweep over a powder blush to set off the colour, try Nars blush in 'Orgasm'.
Nails are hot news this summer as nail art has become the latest celebrity inspired trend, from the likes of Lady Gaga to Jessie J. Now you can bring the nail bar to you and update your style with the 17 Nail Bar in a Bag gift, free when you purchase two or more 17 products in-store or online at www.boots.com between 15th June - 12th July.
So bring out your inner artist and customise your nails with unique designs, using four nail art essentials for fabulous fingertips:
- 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Pink Grapefruit
- 17 Lasting Fix Nail Polish in Knockout Red
- 17 Mini Pink and Leopard Print Heart-shaped Nail Transfers
- 17 Hot Pink and Black Leopard Print Nail File
Summer is the time to play with colour so give your manicure an overhaul and experiment with 17 Nail Art for a fashionable fierce finish!
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Tracking down the ultimate fake tan to deliver the perfect caramel glow is like the search for the holy-grail. The promise of a natural looking sun kissed tan often ends in a disappointing, patchy, streaky, orange mess that is far from glamorous. Finally we can now call off the search, thanks to Lee Stafford and his Fake My Tan range – the temporary, instant fake tan range. No more streaks, no more tanning mistakes just a gorgeous natural looking olive tan!
All six products in the Fake My Tan range have been designed with a prescriptive approach using two different shades – light to medium and dark so there is a shade that is perfect for everyone! Fake My Tan is made up of a collection of sprays, matt lotions and mousses with gorgeous olive undertones for an ultra natural effect. Not only does it give an incredible olive colour, but it has also been created to complement any existing skincare regimes by using ingredients that enhance, moisturise and care for skin.
“the perfect addition to gorgeous hair is beautifully bronzed skin, so now, my wash-off instant tan range; Fake My Tan gives you top-to-toe glamour that’s sure to brighten up the greyest of days. Each product comes in two shades, light to medium and dark, for a flawless skin tone match to create the most perfect fake tan yet.”
· Magic Potion Tanning Lotion for face and body £6.99
· Brown My Bits Tanning Spritz for face and body £7.99
· Just One Use Tanning Mousse for face and body £8.99
· Lee Stafford Fake my Tan is available exclusively at Superdrug nationwide
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
British women will lose over £10,000,000 worth of liquid products this summer, with beauty products topping the list, by failing to meet airport regulations. Holidaymakers still unaware of what is allowed through security controls, lose a total of 3,823,429 items every year.
New research released today by QVC, one of the world's leading television and online retailers, reveals that since liquid security restrictions have been in place in the UK, British women have lost over 3,228,332 litres of liquid essentials.
Top confiscated items include perfumes, suncreams and deodorants with one in three (30 per cent) women naming losing beauty items to the security dustbin as one of their biggest summer annoyances.
Product exploding in suitcases or forgetting a key beauty item at home also gets British women flustered on their holidays and over two thirds of women (68 per cent) leave unused product behind at the end of the holiday in order to save space in their case.
Nearly half of women (47 per cent) admit to not being certain of current airport restrictions and over a third (39 per cent) claim to 'risk' taking products through security knowing they could be thrown away.
Sue Leeson from QVC comments:
'Strict airport security measures can prove problematic sometimes but they are in place for a valid reason. We sell many dedicated travel sets at this time of year which are perfect for shorter breaks as they take up less space and weight with many suitable for transporting in your hand luggage too. If you're planning a longer getaway and want to take full size items with you, products with screw caps tend to leak less. Even if you're convinced your products are air tight, I'd still recommend packing all your beauty essentials into a separate plastic bag within your main luggage to avoid any nasty surprises when you touch down."
Holidaying costs over a third of British women (33 per cent) twice what they expect in terms of shopping, with nearly half (46 per cent) admitting to losing key products that they have to re-buy abroad or in departures.
Nearly half (45 per cent) of British women say they are unsure how to pack beauty items and three quarters (74 per cent) worry about whether they have forgotten something vital. Rather than 'don't forget your toothbrush', the top items that women worried about forgetting were suncream, deodorant and moisturiser.
Advice from the Department for Transport about travelling with liquids:
Wherever possible you should pack liquids in your hold baggage, as there are restrictions on the amount you can take in your hand baggage. Liquids include:
. all drinks, including water, soup and syrups . cosmetics and toiletries, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lipsticks . sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants . pastes, including toothpaste . gels, including hair and shower gel . contact lens solution . any other solutions and items of similar consistency
If you need certain liquids during the flight, you can take them into the cabin in limited quantities as follows:
. containers must hold no more than 100ml . containers must be carried in a single, transparent, re-sealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm . contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed . the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top . each passenger can carry only one of these bags . the bag must be presented for examination at the airport security point . Containers larger than 100ml (excluding essential medicines) will not be allowed through the security point even if they are only part full.
You are allowed to carry essential medicines of more than 100ml in your hand baggage, but you will need:
. prior approval from the airline and departure airport . supporting documentation from a relevant qualified medical professional (eg a letter from your doctor or prescription) . Remember to take only what you need for your journey. Extra supplies and larger containers of medicine can go in your hold baggage.
. QVC is one of the world's leading online and TV shopping channels . To view the full range of product available from QVC, please visit www.qvcuk.com or tune in to Freeview channel 16, Sky digital channel 640, Virgin TV channel 740 or Freesat channel 800.
Imagine a world where the perfect tan is always at your fingertips. A world where you never have to worry about streaks on your skin, or unsightly marks on your towels. A world where sunless technology first senses, then enhances, your skin’s most flattering shade and with frequent use, builds a deep lasting tan.
Tantasia, from jane iredale, makes sun-kissed, seductive colour available to you at any time of the year in an easy, safe and moisturising formula that suits all skin types and that can be applied anywhere on the face or body.
No extra moisturiser is needed because the wheat protein provides natural hydration, there is no after-smell and the formulation contains a refreshing citrus scent.
There are four key ingredients in Tantasia that create a natural looking, long lasting tan:
• Acetyl Tyrosine & Monk’s Pepper (vitex agnus castus) stimulate melanin synthesis, allowing the shade to mimic your natural tanned colour. Acetyl Tyrosine accelerates the colouring response, while the beta-endorphin-like effect of Monk’s Pepper leads to melanin formation, with or without sun exposure*.
• Copper Gluconate is an enzymatic bio-activator, providing an additional source of tyrosine delivery to increase a more even colour.
• Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is bonded to a vegetable natural amino acid compound. Advanced technology, using an amino acid that interacts with the skin’s proteins, activates a beautifully natural- appearing, intense colour change. When spread evenly, enzymes in the epidermis break down the amino acid which combines with the DHA for instant colour, compensating for any shade differences in skin areas.
Repeat applications daily until a golden tan has been achieved, then use it as frequently as you need to maintain colour.
Tantasia retails for £24.
For more information about the jane iredale range of mineral cosmetics, made without fillers, fragrance, chemical dyes or synthetic preservatives call 020 8450 7111, or go to www.janeiredale.com.
Friday, 20 May 2011
Best Seller - Aveda Replenishing Body Moisturizer is now available in a giant 500ml bottle for a limited time only. Hydrate and soften rough and dry skin with a moisture-binding blend of vitamins, natural humectants and oils. Meadowfoam and organic lavender leaves even rough skin feeling soft and moisture-replenished and it contains an invigorating aroma of pure plant and flower essences.
After shower or bath—apply Replenishing Body Moisturizer on damp skin to seal in moisture. Massage over entire body with gentle circular motions.
The Aveda Replenishing Body Moisturizer Limited Edition 500ml, offers a minimum 30% saving based on the standard 150ml size.
RRP: £33.50 / 500 ml - Available from 20 May 2011
Friday, 13 May 2011
Bronzer is definitely out this season & Pink is officially the new 'it' colour, go for pretty pink flushed cheeks & you'll be right on trend! Pink has featured heavily all year & has been a very popular look but for autumn/winter it's the only way to go! Also honed & sculpted cheek bones are very hot so to achieve your flush of pink try a cream blusher to incorporate a sculpted finish. My two favourites for this are Cream Blush by Mac 'Brit Wit' & 'Posey', the first has a nice neutral rose tone that suits pretty much all skin tones. Start by applying it to the apples of your cheeks (soft fleshy part when you smile), dot it on lightly & then blend with your fingers across & just under your cheek bone, concentrate on the apple though to get that flushed youthful finish. For a bolder pink apply 'Posey' on top of 'Brit Wit' but focus it on the apple area & sofly blend it. Best blending tip is to take your middle finger & hold it slightly diagonally over your cheek & dab upwards along the cheek bone, use a make-up sponge to soften the edges to create a flawless finish. If you would prefer a powder to create your look then try out Bobbi Brown's 'Peony' a lovely pink that gives the perfect flush, just apply if with a large brush starting on the apple & blend across the cheeks.
Kate Somerville is one of LA's top facial experts, with an impressive celebrity clientelle her product range speaks for itself as an a-list quality brand! Just released in the UK it is creating quite a buzz & the 'ExfolioKate' Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is said to be the next best thing to actually seeing Kate herself in the salon! It is a clinical-strength exfoliant which decongests the skin and improves the complexion, the active fruit enzymes work to eliminate dead skin cells & give a healthy, rosy glow. A dramatic but safe exfoliation at home, basically a DIY A-List Celebrity Facial!! £75
Multi Award winning Estee Lauder's 'Night Repair Concentrate Recovery Boosting Treatment' (more than earns it's long-winded name!!), is definitely a must have, it guarantees a more even tone to the skin as well as a supple, smooth finish & a beautiful healthy glow, all within 21 days! It will also help to repair any damage to the skin (good for sun worshippers!!) by helping it to 'clean the slate of past visible damage' - Just what we want to hear!! I have been trying it out myself over the last few weeks & have to say I have been impressed with the results so far!! Grab one in Boots £39.99..
Friday, 6 May 2011
Ladies listen up - short hair is so key for the Summer season so brace yourself for fuss free, manageable locks that flatter and frame your face!
Hair superhero, Lee Stafford says: “This season sees the return of ‘short crop do’s’ but with a slightly new approach on the popular and very stylish pixi crop which was all the rage last summer with both Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson flaunting it. The short crop gives a fresh new trend that is easy to manage and sophisticated with style. And wait for it.....best of all this look is amazing if you want to go for a more youthful style to knock a few years off...I mean, check out Helen Mirran!”
Lee’s step by step guide to get the look: “What’s great about the short crop is that you can either wear it spiky with soft curls or straight and smooth - so great for those who are a little more scared to experiment.
Step 1: I always recommend that you take a picture to your hairdressers so they know exactly what look you want to go for
Step 2: to style at home like your hairdresser would in the salon, simply apply Lee Stafford Poker Straight Shine Serum (£7.19) before you blast your hair with a hairdryer
Step 3: then use a taming spray to tackle any strays and fizz and to give hair some added texture
Step 4: to finish, give your hair some texture and added shape by using a multi-tasker like my Lee Stafford Big Fat Texturised Hair Super Spray (£9.18 Boots) which acts as a light styling wax, hairspray and sea salt spray in one but doesn't weigh hair down..... so perfect for shorter hair dos!”
· Lee Stafford Hair care is available exclusively at Boots nationwide
· press information: contact Daisy or Libby at nbpr on 020 7833 9160 or email email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
· visit the website leestafford.com
· follow Lee Stafford on twitter @leestaffordhair
Ah it’s all over now and didn’t Kate look stunning! With her classic look, the newly appointed Duchess of Cambridge wowed the nation.
It wasn’t just the dress that stole the show; Kate’s skin looked radiant too. It has been rumoured that she achieved this radiant look with the help of self tan, which we can well believe because her warm skin tone looked amazing against her white dress.
Having a healthy glow on your wedding day really can make all the difference to your look. How many of us can carry off a bright white dress against pale white skin without looking washed out?
Al Shea from Famous Dave’s Tanner says “Self tan is the perfect way to compliment your wedding day look, but it’s important you apply the self tanner a couple of days prior to the big day to build up the colour and achieve the perfect flawless finish. You should also take care when applying self tan to your hands - you don’t want any tell-tale marks when guests ask to see your wedding ring!”
With a little help from Famous Dave you too could have a tan worthy of a Princess.
Famous Dave’s new Gradual 10, £17.99, is ideal for a totally natural-looking tan on your big day, gradually building up to a subtle sun-kissed radiance.
Famous Dave’s Gradual 10 is an all-natural luxury everyday moisturiser with a hint of Famous Dave’s legendary self tan. Combining significant skincare benefits with a healthy glow, this easily absorbed non-sticky formulation is loaded with the finest natural active ingredients and antioxidants. These include Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Vitamins A & E, infused with organic ingredients such as Rosehip Oil, Sunflower Oil and Sweet Almond Oil which all work beautifully together to help transform and care for your skin in 10 different ways:
7. Improve Skin Elasticity & Firmness
8. Delay the Effects of Ageing
9. Even Out Skin Tones
10. Gradually Build Up a Totally Natural-Looking
Famous Dave’s Gradual 10, £17.99, is a lightweight, quick-drying, daily self tanning lotion which gently cares for your skin, transforming it from zero to hero with minimum fuss. Suitable for face and body, swathe yourself in this luxurious lotion everyday for soft, subtle, sun-kissed radiance or to enhance and extend your existing tan.
Gradually build up a natural-looking, streak-free tan from the very first application and control the level of colour that is right for your individual skin tones. Famous Dave’s Gradual 10 offers you all the benefits of a luxury daily moisturiser whilst also giving your skin a subtle, healthy sun-kissed glow. The perfect accompaniment to existing Famous Dave tanning mousses and sprays, Gradual 10 also uses the same time-tested Famous Dave blend of natural ingredients which minimises any odours associated with self tanning without the need of adding unnecessary chemicals to lock out the odour.
Top tip for the perfect Gradual 10 tan: Exfoliate well before application. Massage the lotion into clean dry skin from top-to-toe using a circular motion, paying special attention to elbows, knees, feet, neck, wrists and fingers. Allow to absorb fully and wash hands thoroughly immediately after use. Your tan will start to develop from the very first application; re-apply over a number of days for a darker tan. Exfoliate regularly to help maintain an even tan.
Famous Dave’s Gradual 10 is £17.99/250ml
Available from Famous Dave at www.FamousDave.co.uk and all major Debenhams Department Stores,
Where did the ‘never wear blue eye shadow’ rule come from? You may have been avoiding it like the plague before now but ladies it’s time to take the plunge. Whether you want to go for a clean wash of colour for day or an deep, vibrant look for a sizzling summer night on the town, eyes have never looked sexier, rockier or more come-hither with myface.cosmetics single blingtones in bellbottom blues and caribbean queen (£9.99 from Boots)
Get the catwalk inspired sapphire-smoked eye with help from makeup maestro and myface artistic director, Kabuki...
“When I create a strong, blue eye I like to do the mascara first because I think you’re more adventurous on putting colour on your eyes when you’re not putting it directly onto a bare face. Then just take myface blingtone in caribbean queen, dip your finger in and apply to the centre of your upper eyelid blending with a sweeping motion towards the outer eye. It’s really that simple in a matter of seconds. Intensify the look and apply the darker bellbottom blues blingtone in the corner and outer edge, again blending lightly with your index finger – the finished look should be sophisticated with a gorgeous wet look texture and a flash of brightness when you blink.“
Take a double dip in the ocean with cool blue nails to match from teal and turquoise to royal blue and sapphire! Choose from either of the myface matching metallic lil bling nail chromes - bellbottom blues and caribbean queen to create spring’s hottest new craze.
· myface.cosmetics single blingtones £9.99
· myface.cosmetics lil‘blings £5.99
· myface.cosmetics is available exclusively at Boots nationwide and www.myfacecosmetics.com
Friday, 29 April 2011
What a beautiful day & not even the syncs could have disagreed with the rest of the world when we say that the new Princess Catherine made a 'beautiful bride' indeed!
So after I recovered from the disappointment of not being offered the place as head make-up artist at today's celebrations, I hear on the grapevine that her Royal Highness herself did her own make-up after receiving a few lessons on the lead up to the big day. A brave step for any bride really, but particularly with the world's media scrutinising you! Anyway I have to say she did a magnificent job & I'm sure many a blushing bride to be will be using her look today as inspiration in finding that perfect 'glow'..
Here a few items to 'get the look'... Firstly the base, start with a good primer so opt for Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer as it glides onto the skin creating the perfect base to hold the make-up while evening out the skin tone, then to give that natural but flawless finish try Bobbi Brown's 'Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation'.
Next are the 'smokey eye's which really set off the glamorous edge to the over all look. A mixture of charcoal & taupes are used for this, try Mac's 'Satin Taupe' eyeshadow, a universal shade to suit everybody.
For that gorgeous glow to the complexion go for Mac Creme Blush in 'Ladyblush' then sweep over a powder blush to set off the colour, try Nars blush in 'Orgasm'.
Set the make-up with Mac Blot Powder which will hold everything in place while still keeping that natural look.
Finally the lips, use a natural pink tone with a hint of light beige, I would recommend Mac's 'Brave' with a little clear gloss over the top..
So all in all a look set for a Princess.. To finish, just a few pictures from earlier below to browse through, most definitely style history in the making....
Thursday, 28 April 2011
So I wonder how Kate Middleton will be spending her last day before the biggest moment of her life, quite a lot of rigorous last minute beauty regimes in place as we speak I assume to ensure absolute perfection!!
Anyway on that subject here's just a few tips from us on how to start planning your beauty routine in the lead up to your big day in a short but sweet list, a must for every blushing bride to be, even a soon to be royal!!!
Start thinking about adopting a good skin care routine, make sure you cleanse, tone & moisturise everyday then exfoliate twice a week. Start making a habit of drinking plenty of water to cleanse your system & keep your skin clear.
Think about what make-up look you would like to go for, visit your local cosmetic counters for free advice & ideas. If you would prefer to have your make-up applied professionally, decide on who you would like to book with.
Arrange your Make-Up Trial with your Make-up Artist or if you are doing this yourself do a full trial run of how your make-up will look so you feel confident applying it on the day.
Think about your dress & how much will be on show skin wise, for example your arms, back & shoulders. Make sure you exfoliate regularly & apply body cream for smooth skin. If opting for a spray tan, book in & have a trial session.
Organise hair removal & book into your salon for leg & bikini waxing as well as any facial hair removal, plus an eyebrow shape as this point is a good idea. If opting for a spray tan this should be applied 2 days before the wedding date (allow a 48 hour period after waxing).
Best thing to do is relax & most importantly get an early night so you have plenty of beauty sleep! Don't opt for any last minute beauty routines such as face masks as these can over stimulate the skin & cause the dreaded last minute break out!
The Wedding Morning.
If you are doing your own make-up, start about 1.5hrs before you want to get into your dress so you have plenty of time, moisturise well beforehand & apply a make-up primer so it will last well, also make sure you have a good light & a steady hand! If you have a make-up artist there on the morning they will advise on what to do & when. Then finally you are beautifully radiant & ready to step out for your big day!
Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life & you want to make sure your skin is glowing to perfection under your make-up, here are some tips I always pass on to clients -
The basis for good make-up begins with the skin, if you don't have a good skin care regime in place already make sure you do on the lead up to the wedding. Start a few months before, don't begin any new routines or start having facials the week before as this can over stimulate the skin causing an uneven complexion to your worst nightmare - spots/blemishes!
Plan well in advance, if you opt for a course of facials your beautician can recommend some products for your skin type that you can use regularly in your routine. If you have problem/oily skin & want to improve this before the wedding day, try do avoid harsh cleansers & toners with alcohol, these will only strip your skin of it's natural barrier & cause a further oil build up as well as blemishes, opt for a balancing product.
What ever your skin type whether it be dry, sensitive or combination there are many different products on the market to suit so there is plenty to choose from but if you feel a little lost with it all a good beauty salon can always recommend some great products.
Also drink plenty of water, eat well & make sure you get lots of beauty sleep - no late boozy nights just before the big day (with the exception of the hen party obviously)!
With wedding fever hitting an all time high what with the royal nuptials tomorrow, we're going to dedicate a few posts to our favourite subject - bridal beauty!!!
Your lip colour ideally needs to go the distance on your big day so you don't need to keep re-applying it all day long...
To begin with ensure that your lips are in great condition for the day, start wearing lip balm everyday to keep your lips soft & conditioned, especially if you're getting married in the winter (for immediate rescue, try Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream)!!
A lip primer under your lipstick is great for holding it in place, try Benefit's 'Lip Plump' (£14.50) which provides a good base for your lippy as well as their make-up sealer 'She laq' (£18.50), apply a little over your lipstick then once it's dry you can apply your lipgloss, it will keep it in place without drying out your lips, then all you should need to do is reapply a little gloss throughout the day if required.
If you want to go for a natural lip, then you could use a tinted lip balm, there many of these on the market just now & it acts as a balm but gives a light natural tint to the lips, I use Mac's Tinted Lip Conditioners (£10.50) which give a beautiful glossy colour finish. Start by lightly lining the bow of the lip with a light pink/beige lip liner or one that matches the general colour of your lips, just line the top bow as mentioned & then the central lower part of you lip, take a cotton bud & lightly blend to give a soft natural but defined lip line & lastly apply the lip tint with a brush. A light pink or beige colour works best for a natural effect, although you could just use a clear gloss with the lip line effect as above, as once the liner is softened & blended out it will give your lips defintion & colour.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
With the impending nuptials fast approaching, St.Tropez Skin Finishing Expert for St.Tropez, Nichola Joss shares her step by step secrets below for Kate’s flawless ‘Royal Tan’.
The Royal tan by Nichola Joss, Skin Finishing Expert for St.Tropez.
“Kate has a really gorgeous English rose complexion so with a white gown, we would look at a very light wash of colour, something to make her skin radiant and glowing and ensure she looks flawlessly polished for her big day:
Step 1: Two days before the wedding, I would give Kate an exfoliating lymphatic massage and skin polish using the St Tropez Tan Optimiser Body Polish This will get the circulation going and add energy and a real vitality to the skin.
Step 2: Follow the massage with a drenching of good body butter to ensure no dry patches. This will help the tan sink in and develop really evenly.
Step 3: On the day before I would then use a gentle breath of self tan sprayed all over the body to lift her natural complexion and give a little depth and dimension to the skin.
Step 4: For added radiance and warmth, use a light self tan created especially for the face like the new St Tropez Naturals Radiance Self Tan Face Cream - this product offers a really gentle glow and more importantly it is designed for use on sensitive skin which means even the most delicate complexions can use it. There would be nothing worse than a breakout or reaction the day before the big day!
Step 5: The morning of the event after a bath or shower, apply a skin finishing product. Use one of the St Tropez skin illuminators to make skin look HD ready and super polished. This will allow the light to bounce off the skin adding dimension, lightness and radiance which is going to be really important with all the flashbulbs she is going to have to contend with.
In an exciting industry coup, ModelCo, Australia’s fastest growing beauty brand, are thrilled to announce that they have signed style queen Dannii Minogue as the International Face of their best-selling lash product FIBRE LASH BRUSH ON LASHES, making it the first ever beauty campaign that Dannii has put her name too.
This was a natural choice for both parties as Dannii has been a die-hard ModelCo fan for 6 years, and fell in love with FIBRE LASH whilst having it applied professionally for a VIP event. Dannii loves to emphasize her amazing sparkly blue eyes with long luscious lashes, and FIBRE LASH is a product which fits her busy lifestyle, as she can apply it herself with ease.
This year FIBRE LASH will launch into the UK market on a huge scale, rolling-out exclusively into Boots stores nationally from June and online at www.boots.com FIBRE LASH is the ultimate in lash technology - extending & building your lashes to extreme lengths acting like instant fake lashes! The easy-to-use kit comes complete with 2 formulations; an EXTENSION MASCARA and LASH FIBRES, which are layered to give an incredibly dramatic result.
‘‘Dannii was the perfect choice as the Face of FIBRE LASH, she truly encapsulates the ModelCo brand values - a modern woman who is style-savvy yet time-poor, who wants to look & feel her absolute best everyday whilst enjoying a busy lifestyle.
I have no doubt that Dannii’s life experiences will truly resonate with our core audience, there’s no denying how incredibly beautiful she is, yet she’s still completely relatable. Dannii is the epitome of the ModelCo woman, she is super-glamorous and her love of ModelCo products & A-List style credentials will really give the campaign the X-Factor!’’
Shelley Barrett, Founder & CEO of ModelCo ‘‘I’m a self professed beauty junkie and ModelCo has been a favourite for years. Why? Because they have the most innovative products that really work. FIBRE LASH is a must-have in my makeup kit. Lovely super long lashes that are all you -- look super perfect and make you flutter!
Girls…….bring back the bat of the eyelid! It is the best flirting you can ever do.’’ Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue will feature in ModelCo’s FIBRE LASH BRUSH ON LASHES Advertising Campaign
which will launch exclusively into Boots from June 2011 and online at www.boots.com.
FIBRE LASH BRUSH ON LASHES -- RRP £35.00.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a genie in a bottle that fulfills three wishes for eyeshadow that lasts, colour that stays vibrant & finally no creasing!
The potion keeps shadows firmly in place & stops any smudging to creasing as the day goes on so your eyes will be as fresh as they were when your shadow was applied!
It is a sheer nude base & glides on easily then disappears instantly, apply with your finger tips and let dry before putting on your eyeshadow, it will help intensify the colour & keep it there until you decide to take it off!
Neutral colours are the best option for bridal eye make-up, such as light browns & beiges to stone/grey as well as lilac colours, not forgetting silver & gold shimmer tones too...
To keep your eye make-up on all day, use an eye base or primer & then apply a base colour over the lid, such as cream or light beige as well as a shimmer tone.
Definition is very important for your photos & you can do this as well as still achieving a natural finish.
Start with the socket line after your base colour is applied, shade with a darker tone into the socket line with a light 'fluff' style brush to softly blend, then use a light slightly reflective highlighter colour to highlight the brow bone, this can also be used on the inner corner or the eye, applied with a cotton bud which will give the eyes a little added sparkle!
Choose your favorite mascara & then using a lash comb make sure all the lashes are separated. However if would rather avoid a lot of mascara incase of smudging after a few emotional tears then you could opt for a lash tint & perm before the big day which will give your lashes more definition.
For the brows, ensure these are shaped as they are the 'frame' to you eyes, a week before the wedding go for an eyebrow shape & maintain this on the lead up to your wedding, ensuring not to pluck on the day itself causing any redness!
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
With matching metallic nail and eye bling, myface cosmetics sets the hottest trends from the high street to high fashion...
When it comes to beauty trends, myface cosmetics is happy to be a leader. Since this trail-blazing, trend setting brand launched their molten metallic lil' bling nail chromes and matching crushed pearl blingtones, matching nail and eye bling is everywhere...from the runways, to the high street (where it's the most requested look Boots has ever experienced). It's no wonder that where myface goes, other brands quickly follow!
Yet who would expect anything less with myface Artistic Director, Kabuki at the creative helm? Yes – the same Kabuki who created the very buzz-worthy, space-age looks for Katy Perry’s E.T. video and all of Kylie’s makeup for her latest tour and videos (go on Twitter to feel the love from these ladies - @kabukimagicNYC). Kabuki says: ‘before myface cosmetics you had to be a professional makeup artist to create a metallic look, but now with their revolutionary collections and new advances in formulations, anybody can create this on trend, high glamour look – from the high street!”
Coco Chanel once said that 'imitation is the highest form of flattery" and myface cosmetics couldn't agree more!
Merci Ms. Coco...!!
· myface lil bling nail chromes - £5.99 & matching blingtone eyeshadows - £9.99
· at Boots nationwide, Boots.com and www.myfacecosmetics.com
Friday, 8 April 2011
As the country counts down to the most anticipated wedding of the century, take a leaf out of the future Queen’s beauty book to help you bag your very own Prince Charming with a little help from Boots. If it’s a royal flush you’re after, why not visit No7 consultants in store to help you perfect the look in the run up to the wedding, with a free No7 make-over.*
Vanesa Guallar 17 Make-up Artist: “With her glowing, natural looks, Kate Middleton has a glamorous classic look. The key to copying her style this wedding season is keeping your look simple and sophisticated, whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid, guest or even mother of the bride – just follow these tips”
Kate’s trademark flawless complexion is nothing short of princess-perfect, with a natural glow that gives off airs of royalty. To mirror her look, a good base is essential, prepare with 17 Photo Flawless Primer, 15ml, £4.99 to create an effortless matte finish, minimising pores and helping foundation glide on seamlessly. Next, apply 17 Photo Flawless Foundation, 30ml, £6.49 for 24 hours of smooth, continuous coverage and a professional finish fit for the flashes of the paparazzi!
Next for a rosy glow, give yourself a hint of a royal flush and apply a light dusting of 17 Blush Powder in First Kiss, £3.49, on your cheeks.
Kate’s make-up is fresh and natural, with a seamless, warm glow. To get her look this wedding season make your eyes sparkle with 17 Vintage Love Eye Palette, £5.49 in Metallic Nude, the sophisticated natural brown and golden tones will complement any skin tone. Finish off with lashings of glossy, plumping mascara, such as No7 Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara, 7ml, £13, perfect for even the most teary of eyes as Kate and Wills says their “I dos”.
The jewel in the crown of Kate’s look is her glossy, lustrous hair. To mimic hers, keep yours in tip-top condition with Botanics 3 Minute Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, 450ml, £5.10. To achieve Kate’s natural, voluptuous look, use a brush that is gentle to your hair such as the Boots Botanics Paddle Brush, £8.16, with Umberto Giannini Incredible Blow Dry Spray, 200ml, £4.99 and all you’ll need to create her look is a tiara!
Capturing her Prince has certainly given Kate something to smile about. Achieve your dazzling smile with a little help from the Boots Expert Teeth Whitening Stick, £10.20. The innovative whitening stick is quick and easy to use as well as being clinically proven. Finally, create that perfect wedding kiss pout with a hint of No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Chic, £10 and you’ll be ready to kiss your prince.
Fit for a King
Not forgetting the William wannabes out there, revive those Prince Charming looks with Botanics Mens Anti Ageing Under Eye Cream, 30ml, £7. Improving the texture of the skin around the eye area and reducing dark circles, it’ll leave eyes looking brighter and smoother. Finish with a healthy application of No7 for Men Energising Moisturiser, 50ml, £8.25, to help recharge skin with a boost of Vitamin C.
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