Get Party Ready with Holland & Barrett

Friday, November 30, 2012

With Christmas just around the corner, no doubt many of you will have parties to attend and nights out planned over the next few weeks. Naturally you'll want to look your best in all those unauthorised photos which will appear on Facebook first thing on Monday morning, without your consent and Holland and Barrett recommend the following products to help you do just that.

Enhance the Beauty in Your Eyes

Friday, November 30, 2012

People make all kinds of different efforts to beautify themselves, and different makeup and beauty efforts can work wonders to give you a striking appearance. However, among all these efforts, there are very few features that demand more attention than the eyes - with good reason. Different people have different stunning features, but there are few parts of the human face as naturally complex and attractive as eyes. This is why there are so many products and methods aimed at enhancing the beauty of your eyes. However, if you truly want to maximize the potential of your own eyes, you may also want to look into a few means of doing so that don't involve makeup. For example, have you ever thought of using contact lenses for beauty purposes? Here are a few ways that you can do just that.

NEW FOR 2013! Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer - Swatches

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Last night I attended an exclusive preview of the brand new lip products, soon to be released by high street cosmetic fave Rimmel. With supermodel Kate Moss flying the flag for the popular home grown brand, Rimmel are going from strength to strength, continuously producing great quality products which are easy on the purse strings.

Winter Essentials #1

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter is here to stay and the recent change in weather has had me swapping my skincare products around once more. My aim is to keep my skin feeling hydrated, smooth and radiant during the winter months and I'll be sharing the products I'm reaching for to help me achieve that.

Buy it Quick! Champneys Complete Home Spa

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Fear not, there are plenty of lovely gifts to choose from, starting with Champneys Complete Home Spa which has been slashed from £50 to £24 for one week only.

This collection of Champneys Spa treatments contain coconut, mandarin, lemon and sweet almond oil (all scents I love!) and smells the combination smells delicious! As soon as you lift the drawstring bag out of the box and open it up, you're overcome by the yummy scent of these spa body treats.

What Lies Beneath - Boux Avenue

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's all well and good finding the perfect party outfit, but it's what underneath what counts. Well, not always, but you'll feel pretty good with pretty undies on than greying granny pants.

Read It - Black Hair Magazine

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Check out the latest issue of Black Hair magazine for hairstyle inspiration, hair products recommendations, beauty products galore and and salon reviews - all specifically catered for darker skin tones. Oh, and cos I'm also in it!

NEW! Sleek Limited Edition Sparkle 2 Palette

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sleek MakeUp appear to be in the mood for festive fun, after unveiling their latest eye shadow palette. The Limited Edition Sparkle 2 Palette is a glitter-fest, boasting 12 shades of eye shadow which will add sparkle to both daytime and evening looks for Christmas.

Limited Edition GHD Pink Cherry Blossom Styler

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just because Breast Cancer Awareness month is officially over, doesn't mean the awareness and fundraising stops here. Why not treat yourself to these beauties from GHD (Good Hair Day). These hair straighteners have without a doubt revolutionsed the way women style their hair. I remember when they first became popular you couldn't buy a magazine without seeing them mentioned on the hair pages. Without a doubt, they're an iconic tool within the hair industry.

Today, GHD regularly release the famed styling tool in various limited edition designs and for Breast Cancer Awareness month, they released this pretty Limited Edition Pink Cherry Blossom edition, complete with a floral satin case. Over the past nibne years, GHD has raised almost £6 million form the sales of pink stylers for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Action Breast Cancer in the UK & Ireland.

Sponsored Video - ASOS Christmas Campaign #BESTNIGHTEVER

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 has come a long way since it's launch back in June 2000 . I remember seeing it mentioned all.the.time in magazines and I'd log on regularly to see affordable versions of the latest outfits slebs were wearing. As Seen On Screen as it was known back then is now the largest online- only fashion site in the UK and with good reason.

 Now I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to the upcoming party season. This will be my last Christmas in the UK, before I move to New York and I intend to party - hard, so I know I'll be on ASOS more than usual looking for easy to wear party outfits. recently unveiled its Christmas collection and revealed Charlotte Free, Azealia Banks and Ellie Goulding as the trio fronting the campaign.

Charlotte Free, for those who've aren't familiar with her is a 19 year old, model from LA, who's often credited with inspiring the pink hair trend worldwide.

Check out her party looks from the new ASOS Christmas collection in the video below. ASOS want you to get in on the fun, by pinning items from the video and including the hashtag #BestNightEver to win the outfits featured.

Now I do love Miss Azealia Banks and I couldn't write this post, without mentioning her. She hails from the Mr's hometown (Harlem, New York) and has a funky, fun-loving attitude that along with her eclectic take on hip hop,  has earnt her fans by the thousands, in the short time she's been on the music scene. I think the sequinned bra top she's rocking in the image below, suits her down to the ground - and may I add, that I love that lipstick she's wearing too.

Ellie Goulding doing her thang for ASOS

Check out all three collections over on ASOS and follow them on Twitter and Facebook to keep in the loop with special offers, competitions, and of course fashion.

* This post has been sponsored by ASOS, but all thoughts are my own.

NEW! Discovery Club - The Fragrance Shop

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I think it's safe to say that the recent explosion in sample beauty boxes, has resulted in complete saturation of what started off as a niche idea for the beauty market.

The Fragrance Shop has announced that its to launch a new club aimed at fragrance lovers, offering them samples and details on the latest fragrance launches.

Each quarter members of the Discovery Club will receive a special Discovery Club Box direct to their door, which will contain five samples of the latest fragrances, complete with info cards and exclusive discounts.

Subscriptions costs £5 per box, with four boxes being sent out per year. Each Discovery Box will contain more than £7 worth of fragrance as well as vouchers for £5 off each featured scent - a total of  £25 in potential savings.

The first Discovery Club Box is out now and you can sign up for it here

John Lewis and Boots Christmas TV Adverts 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Just to get you in the mood for Christmas even more, take a look at the two new Christmas ads from John Lewis and Boots.

John Lewis have chosen to celebrate the extra mile we all go to at Christmas to find the perfect gift. I say all, but judging by the number of stressed out looking people I see shopping on Christmas Eve, they should really look into making an alternative advert, dedicated to them too!

All together now...."Awwww!"

We're all too familiar in the UK with that annoying "Here Comes the Girls..." song, associated with Boots TV ads and when I heard that their new Christmas ad was out, I braced myself and tuned in rather hesitantly.

This year's ad features real-life couples and family members in an effort to capture their genuine on (and off) screen chemistry and shorter spin-off ads will follow in the run up to to Christmas. I still can't fully understand what two of the people in the ad say but the message of sharing gifts which inspire loved ones to feel good about themselves is heard loud and clear. It's not my fave Boots Christmas ad though.

I predict we'll be sick to the back teeth of  both ads by Tuesday evening! 

What are your all time fave Christmas TV ads? 

Grab It While You Can - YOU Beauty Advent Calendar

Saturday, November 10, 2012

There's no denying that Christmas is in the air, no matter how much some of us may still be trying to ignore it. The Christmas TV ads have started, the Christmas lights are up and we're being bombarded with gift ideas from all directions.

Advent calendars have always been a fun part of countdown to the big day and now the beauty industry has got in on the act. Latest in Beauty have just launched their Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar to celebrate their one year partnership with You Magazine, which can be found in The Mail on Sunday.


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