THE 7 DEADLY BEAUTY SINS
Jul10

THE 7 DEADLY BEAUTY SINS

If you think you have your hair and beauty routine down to perfection, think again.  A study by online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com has revealed the 7 deadly beauty sins that nine out ten British women admit to making every day. From washing your hair too regularly to streaky fake tan, Despite being simple to fix, many women claimed that their mistakes were simply due to not knowing how to rectify them. A spokesperson for...

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BE THE QUICK BEAUTY!
Jul07

BE THE QUICK BEAUTY!

“What is this life, if full of care, we have no time, to stand and stare!” Welsh poet W.H. Davis had penned these lines in 1911. How appropriate these still remain! Leisure is an expensive luxury. And if you are a lady, on top of that a working lady with kids, this just doesn’t appear anywhere in the picture. Does it mean that while on that office party or family get together, when everyone is looking their best, you should feel let...

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STAY FESTIVAL FRESH WITH SURE COMPRESSED
Jul01

STAY FESTIVAL FRESH WITH SURE COMPRESSED

With festival season having officially kicked off here in the UK, it’s only right that we give you the heads up on this lil beauty. Whether you’re a festival newbie or a regular mud-stained rocker, the only thing that you really need to survive the epic festival season this summer is a can of Sure Compressed with MOTIONSENSETM. The dinky deodorants last just as long as their larger siblings, but are the perfect size to throw in...

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FD FRIDAYS: WIN A £50 GIFT CARD FROM JAEGER
Jun27

FD FRIDAYS: WIN A £50 GIFT CARD FROM JAEGER

CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS TO MARCELLA MENDS AND FRANCES HOPKINS!!! Because we’re so gosh-darn-it nice over here, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a £50 gift card for not one but TWO lucky readers! You can spend the gift card at British fashion label Jaeger either in store or online!!! Can you buh-lee-dat? FD Fridays is on-n-poppin, we’ll be running a quick giveaway every other Friday so make sure you stay tuned....

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GISELE BUNDCHEN’S BIG CHOP FOR BALENCIAGA AW14 AD CAMPAIGN
Jun27

GISELE BUNDCHEN’S BIG CHOP FOR BALENCIAGA AW14 AD CAMPAIGN

Wow!!! Have you seen’t Gisele Bundchen’s big chop for Balenciaga! The autumn/winter 2014 ad campaign from Balenciaga features the Brazilian supermodel posing with a side part and a fade! Styled in a major blazer and long patent boots, Bundchen sits in a room of cracked mirrors shot by Steven Klein. Balenciaga’s Creative Director Alexander Wang says “This is how I see Gisele for Balenciaga; strong, powerful,...

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD DITCH YOUR OLD RAZOR FOR THIS ONE!
Jun26

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD DITCH YOUR OLD RAZOR FOR THIS ONE!

Don’t know if you’ve seen this yet, but Wilkinson Sword have released a new product to the market in the form of a 3 in 1 razor. The Intuition lathers, moisturises, and shaves all at the same damn time! If that’s not enough we’ve listed 5 reasons you should ditch your old razor for this one! 1) Lathers and moisturises while you shave, so no need for extra soap/shower gel/shaving foam. 2) Thus saving money, as...

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TOP 7 MONEY SAVING BEAUTY TIPS
Jun16

TOP 7 MONEY SAVING BEAUTY TIPS

We all want to look our best but buying beauty products can be an expensive hobby. Natalie Cooper, who has been named Online Bargain Hunter of the Year 2014 by money saving experts PromotionalCodes.org.uk knows where to find a good beauty bargain. Luckily for us the 24-year-old mum of one has shared her top 7 money saving beauty tips, how to look good without breaking the bank. 1.    Use voucher websites Visit websites such as...

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FD LOVES: BOBBI BROWN RAW SUGAR COLLECTION
Jun13

FD LOVES: BOBBI BROWN RAW SUGAR COLLECTION

Inspired by warm hues of raw sugar crystals, the Bobbi Brown Raw Sugar collection includes new and limited edition shades of Bronzing and Illuminating Bronzing Powder so everyone can achieve their summer-glow. To receive the most natural looking results, apply Bronzing Powder with a Bronzer Brush where the sun normally hits your face: forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, to give the skin a warm healthy-looking glow. Add a sheer pop of...

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VAYCAY OR STAYCAY, BOOTS HAVE ALL YOUR SUMMER SPF NEEDS COVERED
Jun12

VAYCAY OR STAYCAY, BOOTS HAVE ALL YOUR SUMMER SPF NEEDS COVERED

Whether you are on a sun lounger or your little one is running around the school playground, staying safe in the sun is all about thinking ‘top to toe’ come rain or shine.  Research from Boots UK shows that us Brits know our facts when it comes to UV – two thirds of us are aware that UV rays can penetrate on cloudy days, but just as many of us do not use an SPF on a daily basis so we need to put our knowledge into action! Whatever...

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FIX YOUR BODY WOES THE NATURAL WAY
Jun10

FIX YOUR BODY WOES THE NATURAL WAY

Ever thought about going under the knife to fix your body hang-ups? Theres no need. Well-applied make-up, clever clothing and a few dietary changes can make a world of difference and will come in at zero pain and a fraction of the cost. Our friends over at Hairtrade.com has put together its seven non-surgical fixes for some of the most common body complaints. 1.     Fuller lips Some women are lucky enough to have full lips but for the...

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CAN’T STAND THE IDEA OF FAKE TAN? PEEP THIS!
May29

CAN’T STAND THE IDEA OF FAKE TAN? PEEP THIS!

It’s become almost second nature for Brits to draw for the fake tan, what with there being a distinct lack of sunshine here in the UK meaning no natural healthy looking LA glow. However there’s a handful of us that can’t stand the idea of fake tan; the application, the colour guides, the streaks, the stains, and the re-application! We’ve tried and tested some great products for a perfect tan without the...

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A LIPSTICK AND LIP LINER IN ONE?
May28

A LIPSTICK AND LIP LINER IN ONE?

Who doesn’t want a lipstick and lip liner in one product? Inspired by countless seasons backstage at Fashion Week, Bobbi Brown introduces Art Sticks, her latest dual-functioning, multi-use product that combines the ease of a lipstick with the precision of a pencil. A true makeup artist’s dream, Art Sticks offer convenient and customisable coverage and colour—quickly and easily taking your lip look from sheer and natural to a...

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TOP TEN BEAUTY MISTAKES REVEALED
May27

TOP TEN BEAUTY MISTAKES REVEALED

If you think your hair and beauty regime is perfect, then think again. A new study by professional hair care website Hairtrade.com has show that nine out of ten British women admit to making grooming mistakes almost every day. Among them are washing their hair too much, not taking care of finger nails, neglecting their necks and forgetting to wash make up brushes. Here are the top ten beauty mistakes and how to rectify them. 1.    ...

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NAILS INC ANNOUNCE MAJOR RE-BRANDING PROJECT
May22

NAILS INC ANNOUNCE MAJOR RE-BRANDING PROJECT

Nails inc, the UK’s leading fashion forward nail brand, has announced a major re-branding project in collaboration with Fabien Baron to mark its 15th birthday. Nails inc’s new look takes the brand to the next level of luxury and includes a modernised logo and complete bottle re-design that will position the brand as an iconic, dressing table must-have. The heavy glass bottle, which now offers 14ml of product (40% more polish than...

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BEST PASTEL NAIL COLOURS FOR SPRING 2014
May08

BEST PASTEL NAIL COLOURS FOR SPRING 2014

If you’re not really into wearing a lot of pastels, spring or not, a great way to introduce them to your look is with nail polish. We’ve picked out the best pastel nail colours for spring 2014 with some great deals too! Stay classic with one shade at a time, mix and match if you can decide which colour you like the most, or go all out with some pastel coloured nail art! Essie, Seventeen, Models Own, and Barry M nail...

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DEBENHAMS BEAUTY LUST LIST FOR MAY
May01

DEBENHAMS BEAUTY LUST LIST FOR MAY

Debenhams Beauty Lust List for May has the essentials that you need to get you prepped for the summer. We love the Nails Inc Festival Collection perfect for getting your mix and match nails on, then top them off with the Floral nail polish (included) to really put you in the festival mood. The Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser gives you sheer colour and care in one easy step and minimises the appearance of lines and...

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THE BODY CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION THAT WILL COVER THE LARGEST OF TATS
Apr30

THE BODY CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION THAT WILL COVER THE LARGEST OF TATS

Ever wondered what Rico “Zombie Boy” Genest looks like without all his tattoos? Well Vichy showed us with their new wonder product from the Dermablend range. The French skincare brand recently introduced a new addition to their Dermablend range, The Total Body Corrective Foundation, it does exactly what the rest of the range does, but for the body. It gives high buildable coverage, is transfer and water resistant, long...

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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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