Friday, 31 October 2008

Braun Satin Hair Range




Warning: this range will change your life! I absolutely adore, worship, love, want to marry the new Satin Hair range from Braun, which is perfect for my thick, unruly hair. To be honest the hairdryer is soooo fab you don't really need to use the straighteners, as my hair was already so sleek! I love how the hairdryer adjusts temperature whilst you dry, so you don't overdry hair. This ultimately reduces the frizziness of your hair - magic! To finish off that party girl look, use the 
Braun Satinstyler achieves lustrous curls while offering the ultimate hair protection. 

Here's the scientific bit: The Satin range features superior Satin Ion Technology which releases a stream of negatively charged satin ions simply by the touch of a button.  These satin ions are attracted by the positively charged frizz sitting in the hair and envelop every single strand.  This natural conditioning reveals outstanding shine and the amazing smoothness of satin hair. The unique Satin Protect drying which balances heat and air flow, protects the hair and prevents dry out and enhances the hair’s smooth texture.

The Satin Hair range includes the Satinliner, Satinstyler and Satinpro and are available from selected retailers and by calling Braun on 0800 783 7010. Prices start at Satinliner £69.99, Satinstyler £34.99, Satinpro £29.99 - Bargain!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

MEMEME Anti Fatigue Foundation with 10 hour sleep effect


Exclusive! Check out the new Anti-Fatigue Foundation from MEMEME, that hits Superdrug this weekend. To make up for the lack of sleep we will be getting in the party season, 
MEMEME's Anti Fatigue Foundation contains a natural, energising complex, which will improve skin turnover to help skin look healthy and glowing. I'm an addict already! Even better it's only £6.99 - so get partying!! Check out fellow beauty blogger Hey Dollface who also shares the love!

New Durex Play O has the greatest news for women this year - if not ever!


Apparently only 1 in 3 women orgasm, that's just 32% - compared to 63% of men? That's sooooo not fair!!! However, the greatest news for us unsatisfied women - there is a solution! Rejoice, I say! Durex has created the most sumptuous product of the whole year - Durex Play O! Durex Play O (£14.99) is a premium orgasm enhancing gel for women that has been created and tested by women using a unique combination of ingredients that will not only stimulate, but increase a woman's desire and enable her to have the most intense orgasm of her life! Yippeeeee I say! I would love to tell all you ladies the results but I know my Mum reads my blog - so you just have to try it out yourselves! I'm keeping quiet.... :-) Available from Boots.

Lee Stafford Bling Range



I discovered the great new bling range from Lee Stafford on Beauty and the Dirt and had to try it out, as I love anything that helps my hair sparkle! The products help us get our hair ‘just so’ for any evening out but also treat our exhausted locks the following day. As a blonde, I particularly love 4 blondes Glimmer Serum (£5.99) - a soft and silky serum, especially for blonde hair, which tames frizzy flyaway hair, enhances the colour and makes it shine! Finish off with the gorgeous Sparkle Spray (£5.99)- a quick and easy, instant sparkle spray that ensures your hair will shimmer and shine! Love it! You can buy Lee Stafford products at Boots www.boots.com

Westfield London is now open!


Wohoo the wait is over and today will finally see the doors flung open to the retail haven that is Westfield London. Boasting 265 stores from luxury labels such as Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani and Mulberry, to specialist stores such as Rigby and Peller, to high street favourites Topshop and Marks & Spencer (not to mention 47 restaurants and a 70-person concierge and valet staff), the White City store will be opened officially by London Mayor Boris Johnson at 10.30am before guests are treated to a fashion show and tours. Check out the fab website www.uk.westfield.com/london for more info! Plus the stores will be open until 11pm some nights - perfect for after-work shopping.... I love it already!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Fast Festive Beauty Fixes




This week I have been using these great products from YSX for pre-party beauty dramas. Forever Spot Free (£15.95) is a biologically active formula in a handy stick, that cleanses pores, exfoliates skin and quickly dries out spots for a blemish free, clear and glowing complexion (which my sister swears by!) The Instant Eye Lift Gel (£16.95)is also great for sleepy eyes after a night out! You can buy YSX products at www.lifes2good.co.uk and Superdrug. 

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Tend ingrown hairs with Tend Skin Solution

Ingrown hairs are a NIGHTMARE let's face it, for both men and women. Especially when shaving :-S However, I have discovered Tend Skin Solution, which is a treatment to effectively sooth and get rid of the unsightly appearance of razor burn, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and cuts. The results are instant and ingredients in Tend Skin protect the skin for the next time you come to shave. WOW! My boyfriend has been using this regularly and swears by it - so try it! Tend Skin starts from £8.75 and is available from www.garden.co.uk



Lipcote - perfect lipstick sealer

Don't you hate it when you spend loads on a new lipstick and it just doesn't last? Well, I recommend Lipcote, the original transparent lipstick sealer, which you put on after applying lipstick. Its a snip at £3.49 and is available at Boots and now in ASDA.

Friday, 24 October 2008

BSQ Couture in association with the V&A



I absolutely LOVE White Bergamot Hand & Nail Cream from BSQ Natural Couture £10. BSQ have teamed up with the V&A to offer a range of 'Natural Couture' products.

The White Bergamot range is inspired by the Golden Age of Couture (1947 - 1957) and has sparkling tea and floral notes of specially blended Bergamot developing to an orange base with essential oils of Neroli. This beautiful range is available from Fortnum & Mason and online at www.bsquare.co.uk

How to achieve beautiful nails..




I have been trying out a few treatments for nails over the past weeks in preperation for the winter months ahead! I really like Ciate's Illuminating Care and Shine Duo Pack(£7.95) which is great for nails and cuticles before using nail varnish. The Shine Buffer buffs away unsightly ridges and remove stains from the nail, whilst the Rice Bran and Almond Oil Cuticle Balm hydrates and protects brittle nails. It makes your nails so shiny it really is incredible. After buffering my nails and using the culticle balm, I used Nail-It! (£14.95) which is a great solution for damaged nails and stopping any ridges or split nails that nail varnish remover can cause. 

 

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Tara Smiths' new organic hair range


This weekend I have been trying the gorgeous new organic haircare range by Hollywood hairdresser Tara Smith - whose client list stretches from Orlando Bloom to Demi Moore. The line of products, which come with the tagline 'Tested On Filmstars, Not On Animals', uses earth-friendly ingredients and recyclable packaging. I used the 'Straight Away' conditioner, which smelt lovely and made my hair really smooth. I definately recommend this hair brand and good news it's now available from good old Tesco. Also, check out this video from Handbag TV on Tara as well talking about her role in the Sex and the City movie!


Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Refresh Me please!



Last night after a tough session in a gym I decided I needed refreshing! So I used the new 'Refresh me' range from Cottons Beauty.  Their Pink Grapefruit Bath Crystals are a natural invigorating and detoxifying bath soak, containing Grapefruit essential oil, dead sea salts and Calendula flowers. Hmmm yummy! After my bath I used Pink Grapefruit Hand and Body Cream which revitalises dry hands and elbows, whilst providing moisture for nails and cuticles. It is also enriched with Organic grapefruit pure essential oil and smells lovely. Today I have soft, smooth skin and feel very refreshed so definately a brand to try out. Visit www.cottonsbeauty.co.uk to purchase these products. 

Monday, 20 October 2008

Cocosa - exclusive new fashion site

Tonight I have come across this fabulous new site Cocosa from the people at Grazia, which is strictly invitation-only and sells designer goods at up to half the normal price! Ohhh that's not fair! However, I browsed a little through my favourite blogs and came across Ivi Varda, who has an exclusive code. To become a founder member and just for ivi varda readers, COCOSA.com created an exclusive code which is: ivivarda. Yay! You only have a week or so to register though so hurry up... I am liking the look of Christian Lacroix and Matthew Williamson already..:-) Hopefully they might start selling my favourite beauty brands at half the price - well a beauty addict can dream!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

New Hed Kandi Eivissa eau de toilette



This fab new fragrance is Hed Kandi Eivissa by my favourite music brand HedKandiThe name Eivissa means Ibiza in Catalan and sparkles with citrus, florals and fruits. The sexy head notes include: sweet mandarin, sharp lemon, orange, fresh apple and aromatic bergamot. These swoop into the seductive heart of the scent which blends grape, red berries, summery pineapple and delicately floral jasmine. At the soul of the fragrance, opulent notes of grassy moss, exotic amber and spicy tonka balance the scent and warm gently over time.

Eivissa is availabe from Boots and The Fragrance Shop now and only costs £17.50 for a 50ml bottle. 

Friday, 17 October 2008

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara


Max Factor's biggest ever brush with 50% more bristles gives a sweep of never-ending volume for a glamorous look and onky £10.99 from Boots. I am not normally a fan of Max Factors' mascaras, as I think they are quite dry normally but this one is a winner. Its not as amazing as MAC's Plush Lash Mascara though whichis my ultimate number 1 mascara. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sack the stylist!


How bad did the X Factor contestants look on Saturday night?! I thought they all sounded great but their outfits - awful! My favourite beauty site Marie Claire has picked up on this too and has a great gallery of outfits! 

James Brown London Shine and Fragrance Mist

I am loving this new James Brown London Shine and Fragrance Mist, which is great for super shiny, soft hair! Its only £5.99 from Boots as well! Check out Cult Beauty's interview with James as well for top hair tips!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Evelyn Lauder Lip Color Collection

This weekend I also bought these gorgeous lipsticks from Estee Lauder, £18 with £5 from each collection being donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. The lipsticks come complete with this cute case as well and are limited edition so don't wait too long to get these!

Elizabeth's Daughter...well yes that's what I am!

Ok, apart from my Mum being called Elizabeth and me being Elizabeth's daughter, I was curious about this new range of skincare for teenagers. I managed to survive on Clearasil and Natural Collection moisturiser (and no GHD's!) so what's this new range all about? Well, Elizabeth's Daughter was created to provide beautiful, simple and effective skincare for young girls, using the finest botanical extracts and natural ingredients. I tried the Intensive Moisturiser and and Skin Spritz and both are lovely and make your skin feel really smooth. Prices start from a pricey £14 and are available from Harvey Nichols. Question is, would Elizabeth have bought these for her daughter - what do you say Mum?

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Toma Catwalk Collection

I love these new Toma Nail Polishes by MAD Beauty - £.6.60. Their new Catwalk collection is great for nights and out and upcoming Christmas parties - there's only 11 weeks to go! My favourite is 'Sexy Best'. 

Friday, 10 October 2008

Witch Hazel products


Don't you just hate winter conditions - central heating, dry skin, no tan... yuck! This week I have been using the lovely Witch products and in particualr love the Cleansing & Toning Wipes which are great for taking make up off as they don't sting your eyes! And they make your skin super soft. My other favourites which are must-haves this winter, are the Witch Stick and Clear Pore Gel. Both clear rashes and help fight bacteria that causes spots yipeeee!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Teeth Whitening - countdown to Christmas... and the X Factor live shows!


If you don't want to go through what the X Factor contestants have done to get their teeth super white for the shows, I have a great alternative... and it's painfree! Safe&White whitening products have been developed by dentists to whiten your teeth safely giving you a beautiful, healthy smile. The whitening kit cost £29.99 and I have just started using on Monday so will keep you posted on the results! The kit includes a handy brush to apply the gel and you can also use Whitening toothpaste too!Unfortunately, there's no guarantee it will give you a voice like Alex from X Factor....

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Meet the Bulldog..... in Tesco



Girls, I have come across a fab men's brand called Bulldog, whose products are natural and ethically friendly. They replace man-made chemicals with natural ingredients where possible, so are great for the skin. Plus they look cool in the bathroom, so won't look out of place with all your snazzy products! AND they have just launched in Tesco this week- think I will be slipping a few in the trolley next time I am there!!!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Miners Crystal Crush lip gloss - love it!

I love these new lipglosses from Miners - Crystal Crush. My favourite is the bright pink shade Studio 54, which is only £3.99. Perfect for sparkly lips a la Cheryl Cole.. :)

Stay Udderly Smooth



This week I have discovered some great products from the USA - Udderly Smooth. My boyfriend has bad eczema and fell in love with the Udder Cream which helped relieve his sore skin and make it really smooth. What's also great is the cool packaging and my products came with a cute toy cow!! You can stay udderly smooth by ordering some now at Garden. Prices start from £3.20 so they are a bargain too!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Handbag Amnesty

Carrying on with great products for Breast Cancer this month, Handbag.com and Cancer Research UK have teamed up to launch Handbag Amnesty to raise money to help beat cancer.

From September to October celebrities will be donating their bags to be sold on eBay to raise money. The bags will then be auctioned from Friday 3rd - Sunday 14th October to tie in with Breast Cancer Awareness month. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK. This is a great way to get hold of celeb's bags AND donate money to a great cause - everyone's a winner!

Kingdom of Style informed me of this event, so thanks Queen Michelle!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

It's all about MEMEME



This weekend I have also discovered some great products from MEMEME for Christmas, available at Superdrug. My favourites that you HAVE to try out include, Pussy Cat cheek and lip tint, Beat the Blues illuminator, which is great for dark circles and the fantastic Light Me Up Lipgloss, which lights up so is perfect for dark clubs. I can't wait for all the christmas parties now to try them all out!!!YESYESYES!

St Ives Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes, £2.99


I really love these new St Ives Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes. I am a big fan of St Ives, already using the Radiance Cream wash every morning.  St Ives have simplified the traditional cleanse, tone, moisturise regime into one step, which leave skin clean and soft, thanks to soothing aloe vera. Available from Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Asda nationwide.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Miss Massage Lotion


There are some great products out this month for Breast Cancer - pink and for a great cause , how can you say no?! My favourite is this great Miss Massage Lotion from Ann Summers. It comes complete with shimmer to leave the skin soft and glowing and smells gorgeous of strawberries and cream - yummy! Priced at £8.00, with a 10% donation going to Breast Cancer Campaign, buy yours now! 

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Marie Claire Virtual Makeover

Oh my god I have just discovered this Virtual Makeover at Marie Claire, I am going to try this out now and will share the results later! 

Land of Hope and Glory!

With the colder weather approaching :-( its more important than ever to protect our skin.. this week I have been using Soap and Glory's Hand Food during the day at work. The silky soft non-greasy hydrating hand cream really keeps my hands smooth all day and smells gorgeous. The packaging looks lovely too - quirky like Benefit (I am a sucker for cute packaging!) You can buy the S&G range at Boots stores and online at boots.com!
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