Friday, 6 May 2011

Take Lee Stafford’s advice…this Summer is all about going for the Chop!

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 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
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Faux The Bridal Glow!

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:

1. Moisturise
2. Nourish
3. Protect
4. Soften
5. Soothe
6. Smooth

7. Improve Skin Elasticity & Firmness

8. Delay the Effects of Ageing

9. Even Out Skin Tones

10. Gradually Build Up a Totally Natural-Looking

Streak-Free Tan

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 and all major Debenhams Department Stores,

Take a ip in the deep blue sea this Summer with Myface Cosmetics!

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