WE ALL NEED OUR BEAUTY SLEEP
Apr14

WE ALL NEED OUR BEAUTY SLEEP

Last week we were invited to Heal’s to enjoy an exclusive evening with the experts to discover the anti-aging power of beauty sleep. Founder of Aromatherapy Associates, Geraldine Howard, and the authors of the Beauty Bible series, Sarah Stacey and Jo Fairley were on hand to give us their top tips and statistics for getting a great night’s sleep. What with my quality of sleep being on an extremely slippery slope for the...

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PERFECTLY DEFINE YOUR EYES WITH BOBBI BROWN
Apr14

PERFECTLY DEFINE YOUR EYES WITH BOBBI BROWN

As a makeup artist and glasses wearer, beauty expert Bobbi Brown is often asked how to define your eyes and really make them stand out. The answer? “It’s all about lining your eyes and defining your lashes,” she says. The Perfectly Defined Collection offers women everything you need to create standout eyes: Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner - Bobbi’s first retractable gel-pencil eyeliner delivers richly pigmented colour, precision lining...

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7 STEPS TO LOOK GOOD AFTER A LONG HAUL FLIGHT
Apr13

7 STEPS TO LOOK GOOD AFTER A LONG HAUL FLIGHT

The air on a plane is notoriously super drying, thankfully our friends over at Hairtrade.com have devised a list of must-do’s for those of us “lucky enough” to be on a 8hr+ flight to hopefully sunnier climes. 1. Prepare your skin Prep your skin for your up and coming flight by swapping your daily facial cleanser to a gentle exfoliating scrub. It is important to keep your skin hydrated, and so exfoliating before your...

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LABEL M PASTEL POWDER SPRAY PERFECT FOR FESTIVAL SEASON
Apr13

LABEL M PASTEL POWDER SPRAY PERFECT FOR FESTIVAL SEASON

If you love the whole pastel hair trend, but don’t want to fully commit to it with bleach and hair colour then this is for you! After the huge success of label.m Pink Pastel Powder Spray launched only a few months ago – and proving to be one of label.m’s fastest selling products to date, THREE totally new colours : Powder Blue, Powder Purple and Powder Red have been introduced as part of a full collection to bring about an...

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SUMMER IS NEAR, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
Apr08

SUMMER IS NEAR, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

With summer fast approaching, having the right beauty products on hand is essential to tame frizzy hair, protect and moisturize skin, and leave you glowing and refreshed, even in the most extreme conditions. Read on to discover our top tips to beat the heat! Your best summer skin. Exfoliation and moisturising are key to maintaining smooth, glowy skin this summer. Make sure to slough away dry winter skin with a loofah, or a body scrub....

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THE PERFECT ALL IN ONE CREAM FOR LESS THAN A TENNER!
Apr07

THE PERFECT ALL IN ONE CREAM FOR LESS THAN A TENNER!

Make way for the perfect all in one cream, an extremely versatile face and body cream that can help with lots skincare and beauty needs such as: Facial moisturiser; Night cream; Clear lip balm; Removes make up; Acts as a primer; Hand cream;  part of a home manicure/pedicure, to prevent/relieve the discomfort of cracked heels; to help prevent rough skin on feet; to stop legs from drying out after shaving; to prolong a tan; as an...

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NEW FOUNDATION STICK FROM BOBBI BROWN
Apr02

NEW FOUNDATION STICK FROM BOBBI BROWN

Foundation authority, Bobbi Brown, reintroduces her iconic foundation stick for a fresh and modern take on nude skin. When it debuted in 1992, Bobbi’s Foundation Stick revolutionised the beauty industry as the first-ever skin tone correct foundation on the market with a creamy skin-like texture. Twenty two years later, Bobbi’s done it again with her new Skin Foundation Stick–an update of her iconic formula and packaging, modernised...

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SCANDINAVIAN BEAUTY BRAND LAUNCHES ON QVC
Mar30

SCANDINAVIAN BEAUTY BRAND LAUNCHES ON QVC

Following Scandinavian beauty brand Tromborg’s launch into the UK at the end of 2013, it is with much anticipation that Tromborg’s first 1 hour show for QVC UK goes live today (Monday, 31 March) at 5pm. Presenting on behalf of Tromborg, Claire Woyton will be introducing a carefully edited selection of Tromborg products on a 1 hour show alongside QVC legend Alison Young. This product selection, which has been exclusively selected by...

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EIGHT HOUR LIP COLOUR FOR A FIVER!
Mar28

EIGHT HOUR LIP COLOUR FOR A FIVER!

Perfect Your Pout with 2true Pro 8 Hour Power Lip Colour Get long-lasting, glossy lip colour with the NEW 2true Pro 8 Hour Lip Colour. The beautifully light texture means there is no dragging or stickiness, so you can enjoy ultimate staying power and intense colour that will make you swoon. Choose from five delectable shades that are all you need to see in the Spring. For a bright statement red lip try Angelina, or Kate will give you...

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THIS GOLD TOP COAT IS A STRAIGHT WINNER!
Mar26

THIS GOLD TOP COAT IS A STRAIGHT WINNER!

Absolutely feeling this gold top coat from the Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Spicy Collection! Paint it over white, nude, gold or bare nails, for a hot spring look. If it lasts long enough, wear over black and navy for the winter months! Available from YSL Beauty for...

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18 OF THE MOST ICONIC CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLES EVER!
Mar26

18 OF THE MOST ICONIC CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLES EVER!

Coolblades have created a new fun, interactive site that features a list of the most iconic and inspiring celebrity hairstyles of the past 100 years. Marilyn Monroe’s “Curly Waves” topped the list after a poll conducted by CoolBlades.co.uk, hair & beauty salon suppliers. The poll invited 3500+ Customers, Hair Stylists and Facebook Fans to vote on which Celebs, new and old, have caused generations of people to ‘copy’ and ‘be...

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7 STEPS TO SPRING CLEAN HIS SKIN
Mar18

7 STEPS TO SPRING CLEAN HIS SKIN

With Spring having sprung, ladies up and down the land are scrambling to shave their winter legs and pedicure those forgotten-about feet. But what about the Gents? Skincare Expert and Facial Therapist Amanda Elias has the solution, with 7 Steps to Spring Clean his Skin.  1: Soften that winter skin with a gentle moisturiser that contains alcohol or perfume, particualrly after shaving. It’s essential to moisturise so that you rehydrate...

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MDMFLOW POPS UP AT BOXPARK
Mar14

MDMFLOW POPS UP AT BOXPARK

Have you heard about MDMflow yet? If you haven’t you need to get into it pronto! What’s not to love about these Hip Hopulent luxury lipsticks? MDMflow, the beauty brand that is everything Hip Hop with mid 90s to early 2000s Hip Hop in mind. The make-up line launched in June 2013 with handmade lipsticks using the latest colour technology. All lipsticks are formulated, designed and produced by Florence Adepoju, a 23 year old...

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BB PRESENTS THE NEW CC!
Mar13

BB PRESENTS THE NEW CC!

The Bobbi Brown CC Cream SPF 35 provides a blend of colour correcting coverage and high performance treatment benefits in one easy step for instantly healthy-looking, even toned skin. Formulated and appropriate for a variety of skin tones, it provides long-term colour correcting benefits to visibly brighten the complexion and a unique moisture complex that instantly plumps skin and improves its ability to retain moisture....

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MAC x LORDE COLLAB DUE THIS JUNE
Mar11

MAC x LORDE COLLAB DUE THIS JUNE

This is happening people, MAC Cosmetics is pairing up with “Royals” singer Lorde for a limited-edition makeup collection which is set to hit shelves on June 5th. “I have loved MACCosmetics since I was a little kid. I remember saving up to buy my very first MAC lipstick [Snob] at 14, and it was used by about 20 of my friends! MAC has a very clear aesthetic, that has always felt fashion forward to me. So I was really excited to work...

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PERCY REED LAUNCHES PERFECTLY PERFECTING WONDER BALM WITH ELLE
Mar05

PERCY REED LAUNCHES PERFECTLY PERFECTING WONDER BALM WITH ELLE

          This evening ELLE Beauty Director Sophie Beresiner welcomed us to the ELLE fashion cupboard to hear about a world first, the first ever beauty launch on the cover of a fashion magazine. Tomorrow hair care brand Percy & Reed launches its new Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, the product will change the way you do your hair, P&R say it’s the “cream de la cream”. A miracle leave-in primer for your...

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FD LOVES ZOEVA CREAM EYELINER
Mar03

FD LOVES ZOEVA CREAM EYELINER

  Get gorgeous statement eyes with the new Zoeva Cream EyeLiner (£5.95) collection in eight beautiful shades. The long lasting gel liner is smooth and easy to apply to create the perfect lid line. Our faves are of course the Black Lace (Black) and A-ccapella (White); perfect your monochrome eye looks for the summer! The pro-formula is long wearing, water-resistant and fragrance free. Get yours from LoveMakeUp in 12 fab shades....

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NINA RICCI X LADUREE PERFUME
Jan23

NINA RICCI X LADUREE PERFUME

For Spring 2014 Nina Ricci x Laduree is a collaboration to stimulate our noses as well as our taste buds – a macaroon-like fragrance/a perfume-like macaroon! The concept is a first, as far as I’m aware; the fragrance, La Tentation de Nina, has been infused with a macaroon accord, resulting in a fresh, floral, fruity Eau de Toilette. Laduree on the other hand created an intense pink macaroon topped with gold leaf and filled...

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BOTANICS TRIPLE AGE RENEWAL RANGE
Jan15

BOTANICS TRIPLE AGE RENEWAL RANGE

How soon should we start using anti ageing creams 50+? 40+? 30+? Or younger? When I first heard of anti ageing/wrinkle creams, they were for the more mature woman. Now they’re marketed to women in their 30s, I used to bulk at this in my 20s, “I’m not using those creams til I’m way older, no need, black don’t crack!” And it’s true black doesn’t crack, but now I’m just out of my 20s...

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SECRET SANTA: GIFTS UNDER £20 {FOR HIM}
Dec16

SECRET SANTA: GIFTS UNDER £20 {FOR HIM}

1. BUN B’S RAP COLOURING BOOK : TOPMAN : £8 2. WAFFLE BEANIES : TOPMAN : £10 3. PANTHER & SNOW LEOPARD IPHONE CASES : TOPMAN : £8 4. LEOPARD & CAMO SOCKS : ZARA : £6 5. SOUND MACHINE : ASOS : £9.50 6. AFTER SHAVE BALM : REN 7. SNOOD : TOPMAN : £14 8. BUG SOCKS : MARC BY MARC JACOBS : £20 9. BLACK SNAKE EFFECT WALLET : ZARA :...

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