Monday, 26 November 2012


Helen Flanagan isn’t alone in enjoying the slimming and blemish concealing effects of a fauxy tan. But when it comes to applying her tan, Helen’s technique leaves a lot to be desired, and she’s been viciously mocked by other contestants for her orange tint and tell-tale smell. Helen’s tanning disaster could easily have been avoided by following a few simple tips – here’s Crazy Angel’s advice to help her avoid losing her bushtucker tanning challenge!

How to have the face of an Angel

Helen was told by Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts that she’d applied too much fake tan to her face, making it a darker tone than her body! It’s a mistake made by many a fake tan novice, but it’s easy to avoid! Remember, you only need a very small amount of tanning lotion for your face. It should be less than a full pump size – only slightly more than the amount of toothpaste you use to brush your teeth! Apply the tan to your cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose, then begin massaging it into your cheeks, spreading it out into other areas as you massage it in.

Avoid the Oompa Loompa effect

Eastenders' star Charlie Brooks cruelly described Helen as looking like at Oompa Loompa. There’s really no need to go for the Tango-ed look these days – all Crazy Angel’s tanning lotions produce a deep and natural-looking tan that’s definitely olive rather than orange! Try Crazy Angel’s Midnight Kiss Tanning Lotion, RRP £17.95 for a deep, glamorous tan will make people think, ‘winter break in the Caribbean’ not ‘extra in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’!

Tanning Angels are heaven scent

David Haye claims that Helen ‘stinks of fake tan’, but not all tanning lotions have that infamous unpleasant smell! Helen could have avoided the insults by using Crazy Angel’s tanning lotions, which have a light, fresh floral fragrance, so no one will ever guess your fauxy tan came from a bottle.

Let your Guardian Angel look after your tan

Helen’s claim that she pays to have her spray tan topped up every other day resulted in derision from her fellow contestants – and we’re not surprised! You don’t have to spend your life in a beauty salon to maintain that golden glow – a body moisturiser with a low DHA, such as Crazy Angel’sSupreme Goddess Tan Extending Body Moisturiser, RRP £10.50, will extend the life of your tan for a fraction of the cost and effort, and nourish your skin too!

Crazy Angel combines ultra-moisturising Bearberry extract to nourish and hydrate the skin with  naturally derived tanning agents; Crazy Angel will create a flawless finish to skin, whist delivering luxurious and long lasting results.

Peace of Mind
Crazy Angel’s innovative and unique tanning formulations are alcohol, paraben and mineral oil free giving you absolute confidence when applying the products that they are safe to apply on all skin types giving you the peace of mind and guarantee satisfaction...every time!

Heaven Scent
Not only is Crazy Angel fast drying and streak free but the experts behind these fabulous tanning products have overcome the unpleasant small normally associated with self-tanning products  and have formulated a fabulous fresh lush fragrance that leaves the skin pleasantly scented.

The Range
The Crazy Angel Range includes salon sprays, lotions, prepare and aftercare products.

For stockist information for Crazy Angel please call Beauty Solutions on 0845 180 1241 or visit

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Givenchy announces new lipstick & nail collection for 2013

Givenchy is launching the new signature Le Rouge lipsticks and Le Vernis nail varnishes in February next year. The Le Rouge formula strengthens the dermal structure, accentuating the curve of the lips. 
It also contains beeswax for a rich
texture and hyaluronic acid microspheres to redensify and moisturise. The lipsticks are available in three different palettes of four shades each: Les Naturels, a selection of nude tones; Les Roses, vintage lace to bright fuchsia; and Les Créations, four signature shades including magnolia, mandarin and garnet. Givenchy's new generation Le Vernis formula gives nails a layer of glossy, intense colour with a single coat. 
Each square-shaped glass bottle features a silver cap stamped with the 4G logo. 
The nail varnish collection houses seven shades inspired by Haute Couture fabrics, such as tulle, silky pink and purple, along with a clear Top and Base Coat. Le Vernis Givenchy shades are £14.50 each, while the Le Rouge lipsticks are £24.00 each. Both collections will be available from February 2013. 

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Look Out for The Body Shop's new Colour Crush Collection, Launching Feb 2013!

The Body Shop is set to launch Colour Crush, a new collection of fashion-forward eyeshadows. With 30 shades available, from beiges to brights in a mix of pearly and matte finishes, these blendable and buildable colours can be applied wet or dry and worn alone. Available in a new clear, recyclable pack, each mono eyeshadow is priced at £7 and will be available nationwide from February. / @TheBodyShopUK 

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Topshop unveils Winter Wonderland & Glitter Nails Collection

Topshop's Edited Space, a specially curated section of the Oxford Circus flagship store, has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland for Christmas by designer Emma Cook, with features including pink Christmas trees and pink pineapples covered in fairy lights. Emma's collection for Topshop is made up of candy pink and mint green knits, dresses, decorations ans presents. Christmas gifts take the form of a rabbit shaped soap on a rope wearing a metallic crown, and a duvet cover with a sleeping deer printed in the corner. In line with Emma's collection, Topshop Make-Up has introduced eight new Glitter Nails (pictured here) including multi-colour glitter discs, star sparkles and bright metallic shades. The Glitter Nails will be available from December. / @topshop

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Mobile Makeover Rebrands & Relaunches

Mobile Makeover, the app for professional make-up and hair style tutorials, has recently rebranded and relaunched. The app now offers instant access to over 50 step-by-step beauty guides, each created by a professional makeup artist or hair stylist. Available for the iPhone and iPad, the app contains a total of over 800 pages of steps, with photographs to guide users through each makeover in detail. Every makeover guide is broken down into easy-to-follow instructions and includes the artist's recommended products. The redesign also includes a Skin Tone search as well as a mirror function. Mobile Makeover is available now from the iTunes app store, priced at £1.50, with more information available via the website. / @MobileMakeover

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Supercharge your skincare regime With the NEW No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush

No7 understand that women want a good skin care regime but sometimes juggling work, family and friends may mean there is not always enough time. Thanks to the experts at No7 you won’t have to sacrifice healthy, glowing, radiant skin which makes you look and feel great. The No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush is the newest addition to the Beautiful Skin range and leaves your skin feeling twice as clean, in just 60 seconds! Give your skin the ultimate boost it deserves when these winter months can leave it feeling dry and drab.

The clever brush gently exfoliates and deeply cleanses the skin, removing more dirt, oil and make-up than manual cleansing alone and in just 60 seconds. Use the slower speed for everyday cleansing or use the higher speed for a deeper, more powerful cleanse for times when your skin needs that extra boost. As indulgent as a spa cleansing treatment, the No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush £25 means you can buff your way to healthy, radiant clean skin every day.

Dr Mike Bell, Boots Scientific skincare advisor explains: “Women have told us that they want great skin quick. That’s why we’ve created the new No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush which revolutionises how your skin looks and feels. In user trials over 80% of women stated that after use it left their skin feeling super clean and looking healthy and radiant.*”

The No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush, is quick and easy to use:
  1. Simply remove any eye make-up using No7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make-up Remover and generously apply your cleanser covering your forehead, cheeks and chin. For normal to oily skin, use the No7 Foaming Cleanser £9, a gentle soap-free cleanser enriched with zinc that removes all excess oil and unblocks pores. For normal to dry skin, try the No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser £9, which is enriched with rosehip oil and develops into a non drying oil, removing make up and impurities, keeping your skin silky soft.
  2. Wet the rotating brush head, press the power button and gently massage your face with small circular movements focusing on your forehead, cheeks and chin for about 30 seconds.
  3. Finally, wash away your cleanser with warm water to reveal beautifully cleaner, healthier looking skin.

The No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush, RRP £25, is available in Boots stores nationwide and  from 23 January 2013.

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Winners announced for Sainsbury’s 2012 Beauty Awards

The Sainsbury’s 2012 Beauty Awards took place last night in London, presented by singer and reality TV star Peter Andre. 
In excess of 250,000 votes were cast to find the favourite beauty products via the retailers website, with winners announced at the OXO2, overlooking London’s South Bank. Sixteen products were awarded prizes with winners voted for by Sainsbury’s customers and the general public. 
Categories included Best Make Up Bag Essential, Best Men’s Toiletry, Best Skincare, Best Haircare, Best Kids Product and Best New Product, while there was also a Customer Choice Award.

Here's the list of winners, spot if you're favourite is there! Vaseline Lip Therapy Pocket size is definitely the winner for me, a well deserved over all award!

Family Essential - Colgate Total Toothpaste 
Everyday Bath & Body - Radox Moisture Shower Cream 
Premium Bath & Body - Mandara Spa Amber Heaven Shower Cream 
Kids’ Product - Nivea Sun Kids Moisturising Sun Spray 
Skincare - Simple Moisturising Foam Face Wash, Unilever 
Sensitive Product - Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes 
Cosmetics Product - Max Factor False Last Effect Fusion Mascara, 
Make Up Bag Essential - Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush 
Men's Toiletry - Lynx Africa Deodorant Body Spray 
Haircare - Aussie Miracle Moist 
Hair Styling - Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo 
Hair Colourant - L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss 
Electrical Beauty - Nicky Clarke Frizz Control Dryer 
Beauty Hero - Vaseline Lip Therapy Pocket Size 
New Product 2012 - Nivea Visage Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Pore Refining 
Overall Customer Choice - Vaseline Lip Therapy Pocket Size 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Clinique to Launch Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique has announced the launch of a new penetrating formula that replenishes skin with soothing, nourishing moisture that strengthens its ability to lock in moisture.

This no-rinse formula fends off irritation from oxidative stress accumulated daily, and works throughout the night to replenish skin with intense moisture.
The cream formula delivers hydration to the skin with moisture-locking hyaluronic acid, creating an invisible moisture mesh that preserves optimal hydration.

Allergy tested, 100% fragrance-free and oil-free, the new Moisture Surge Overnight Mask will be available at all Clinique counters nationwide from 1 January 2013, priced at £28 for 30ml.

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Betty Boop, style icon and face of new Lancome mascara ready to share her secrets

Betty Boop has been an international style icon for many years, bringing her own unique Boop-Oop-a-Doop to fans the world over with her dramatic smoky eyes and fun, flirtatious, manner.
Like all true celebrities Betty has her own fragrance range and designer clothing lines with high end scarves from Alexia Fashions that retail at over £130 and now Lancôme have signed her as the face of their new mascara, Hypnôse Star. Since then, she has been travelling the world and promoting the product which launched in Selfridges London before heading to Europe and finally back to Betty’s home country of America.
Along with Lancôme make-up artist Benjamin Rousseau, Betty has created three fantastic ways to wear Hypnôse Star: Fresh & Luminous, Sophisticated & Chic and Glamour & Intense.
In addition she has been featuring in glossy print ads, outdoor media and on point-of-purchase displays but her most exciting activity to date has been starring in Star Eyes, a short film with top model Daria Werbowy.
In the movie Betty shows Daria how to say it with her eyes. Now taking a short break from her work with Lancôme Betty is available for interview and is happy to share the secret of her stunning eyes, her non-stop glamour and of course her Boop-Oop-a-Doop, in fact there is little that Betty isn’t happy to talk about! Says Betty, “I’d love to share the secrets that have made me a star for so many years, whether it’s how to get my trademark smoky eyes or what a typical day in my life is like, I’m happy to talk about it. In fact I so love to talk there isn’t much that I couldn’t be persuaded to share, just fire away with your questions”.

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