Tuesday 22 March 2011

Melvita Algascience Collection

I've been testing out a couple of Melvita body creams recently (review of which coming soon!) and was pleased to hear that they are set to launch a new Algascience collection. Based on the medicinal and therapeutic principles of professional French spa therapy Balneotherapy, Melvita have developed a range of targeted bodycare products to prepare the body for summer time exposure and reduce the appearance of cellulite for a toned appearance. The Melvita Algascience product range comprises five products, each rich in minerals and containing seaweed to tone and firm the body, improving the appearance of skin. Products include: Slimming Oil, £21.00 for 100ml (pictured here); Sculpting Gel, £26.00 for 150ml; Contouring Cream, £26.00 for 150ml; Seaweed Body Scrub, £16.00 for 150ml; and Exfoliating Bath Soap, priced £5.00 for 250g. The new range will be available from May at the new Melvita UK Flagship store in St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden, and also from http://www.melvita.co.uk/ , Whole Foods Stores and selected John Lewis stores.

Have you tried any Melvita products? What were your thoughts?

Monday 21 March 2011

Lee Stafford 'Arganoil' Morocco Oil on the Cheap!

Lee Stafford has launched Arganoil™ from Morocco Nourishing Miracle Oil available exclusively in Boots. Argan Oil helps to create soft hair and tackle frizz, while helping to enrich hair’s natural shine to deliver a smooth finish without product build up. The Berber women of Morocco have used Argan Oil as part of a daily beauty regime for hundreds of years and consider it to have many benefits, including preventing moisture loss in desert surroundings. This is first of five products in the new collection, with the other additions; Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment and Heat Defence Spray, set to launch in June 2011. Lee Stafford Arganoil™ from Morocco Nourishing Miracle Oil is available in http://www.boots.com/ now priced at £11.99 for 50ml. If you have been lusting after the pricey 'Moroccan Oil' but are watching the pennies then this might be worth a try!

Let me know your thoughts if you try this...

Kylie Minogue for NAIL ROCK

NAIL ROCK has teamed up with Kylie Minogue to create a limited edition 'Aphrodite' set of Nail Wraps to be sold as part of her official merchandise range for the new 'Aphrodite Les Folies' tour. The new Nail Wraps are available exclusively at Kylie's shows priced at £10.00. The Nail Rock range is designed to last up to seven days on nails and eight weeks on the toes, with each at home nail wrapping treatment taking around 15 minutes to apply. As well as the limited edition Kylie design, there are 24 different styles available including metallic gold, silver and bronze; snakeskin, denim, polka dots and animal print. Each pack contains a full set of wraps for fingernails and toes. Nail Rock’s main line is available from http://www.nailrock.com/, http://www.riverisland.com/http://www.asos.com/ and http://www.topshop.com/ priced at £6.65 for each style.


Monday 14 March 2011

Models Own Pro

Models Own are launching a salon formula range of nail polishes called Models Own Pro. The polishes contain 'Grows Fast. Fades Slow' technology – a combination of vitamin E and UV filters that both aids nail growth and prevents colour fade. In addition, Models Own Pro polishes, priced at £8.00 each, are free from formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. Initially the line will consist of 54 limited edition colours and will be exclusively available from Boots, in the newly installed professional nail care section launching on 28 March. The roll out of this new dedicated professional nail care line will include prestige salons, spas and leading department stores.


Friday 11 March 2011

Grow old gorgeously with Beauty Bible and Selfridges

Bestselling authors of the Beauty Bible series, Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey launch The Anti-Aging Beauty Bible, exclusively at Selfridges.

For five days only, The Beauty Bible comes alive with an exclusive anti-aging pop up, launching at Selfridges Hilary site in the London beauty hall from Thursday 17th – Monday 21st march 2011.For five days only, The Beauty Bible comes alive with an exclusive anti-aging pop up, launching at Selfridges Hilary site in the London beauty hall from Thursday 17th – Monday 21st march 2011.

The pop up will showcase many of the recommended products from the book – based on the opinions of 2,400 testers who put a wide selection of anti-ageing products through their paces, over a period of months, observing true age-defying benefits. You’ll find Beauty Bible-award-winning products from leading and niche brands ranging from Guerlain to Nude, which will be available to purchase. And – a real exclusive – customers can book exclusive one-to-one appointments with Jo and Sarah, for tell-it-like-it-is advice on every aspect of aging, and how to look great (and feel fantastic) at every stage in life.

The first of its kind, offering individual appointments with these truly independent beauty experts, this is the ultimate anti-aging one-stop shop for beauty enthusiasts. The new Anti-Aging Beauty Bible will also be available for purchase on site, alongside the beauty duo’s ultimate anti-aging product selection from beauty’s leading and niche brands. The event concludes with an exclusive book-signing between 6.30 – 7.30pm on Monday 21st March.

For good looks that last a lifetime, Anti-Aging Beauty The Bible is THE definitive beauty book. Jayne Demuro, Head of Beauty at Selfridges says, “Beauty Bible is the number one source for beauty advice and we are thrilled to be showcasing the latest in the series, the Anti-Aging Beauty Bible. The Beauty Bible Pop Up provides the Selfridges customer the very best expertise and product selection from in our view, the greatest beauty insiders, Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey”.

Jo and Sarah comment: ‘We’re all about helping women to take a short-cut through the beauty jungle to products that truly work – and we know, from our trials, that many anti-ageing products perform incredibly well. The chance to bring the best of these together, in what we feel is the most exciting department store in the world, is fantastic. Above all, we’re looking forward to meeting real women, to share the secrets from the book.’

The 15 minute appointments are available between 12.30 – 3pm and 5.30 and 7pm from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th March. On Monday 21st March the appointments are available between 12.30pm – 3pm with a book-signing at 6.30pm. Customers can book in for a 15 minute appointment by emailing beautybible@selfridges.co.uk and quoting 'Perfectly Polished'

Let me know if you pop along :)

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Artistic Colour Gloss

Artistic Colour Gloss is a new range of soak-off gel polish from Hollywood manicurist Tom Bachik. This new salon treatment, which lasts up to 21 days, has 38 colours available in the collection. Tom Bachik has a celebrity following including Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Beyoncé and has been in the industry for 17 years. Artistic Colour Gloss is placed onto finger and toe nails, then is lamp cured to dry in 30 seconds, eliminating the risk of smudging or peeling. It is quick to soak off when a new colour wants to be applied and is available now in salons nationwide, priced from £25.00 for a full set. There will be seasonal colour collections launching throughout 2011. http://www.louellabelle.co.uk/


Bargain Alert: £20 to spend on ASOS for £9!

I have just snapped up this amazing deal on my lunchbreak and thought I would share with you all! Groupon are offering a £20 voucher to spend online at ASOS for just £9! The offer is only open until midnight tonight so hurry!! Simply click here to snap up this amazing deal!! :)

What will you be buying with your £20 voucher?

Simply Beautiful Collection Super Fruits Collection

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION has created a new range of bathing and body essentials - the Super Fruits collection - which comprises Bath & Shower Crème, Body Scrub, Skincare Gel, Body Butter and Hand Wash. Super Fruits include raspberries, cranberries and pomegranates, which together create an active nutrient rich trio. The Raspberry & Cranberry Bath & Shower Crème with added Pomegranate, pictured here, is enriched with antioxidants and vitamins to provide nourishing moisture for smooth and supple skin, while offering a calming effect for stressed areas. The new Super Fruits collection has just launched and is available at selected salons, spas and from http://www.sbcgels.co.uk/ priced between £9.00 and £20.00.


Bakel Oxyregen

BAKEL has just introduced Oxyregen - a regenerating cream that stimulates cellular oxygenation with ten active ingredients. Developed by Italian chemist Dr. Raffaella Gregoris, for daily and nightly application, the molecules used in the development of the cream absorb quickly and give a calming effect on the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. Saccharomyces Lysate is the premium ingredient, an oxidizing yeast that stimulates cellular oxygenation and activates skin regeneration, leaving skin plumped. Extracts of olive, jojoba and avocado oil deliver nutrients to the skin and provide elasticity and an overall anti-ageing action. Bakel Oxyregen is available exclusively at SPACE NK and http://www.spacenk.com/ from March priced at £85.00 for 50ml.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

YSL Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadows

YVES SAINT LAURENT introduces Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eyeshadows. A collection of six palettes, they can be mixed, superimposed, smudged, blended or used wet and dry and are formulated with water. Water becomes the color catalyst, intensifying the chromatic power of the pigments. This technology allows for a concentration of pearls and pigments. Priced at £37.00 they are available on counter from 17 March.

LP Skin Therapy

LP Skin Therapy is a new skincare collection from Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, a PhD and world-renowned expert in Psychodermatology - the study of how the mind affects the skin. This range tackles both the external factors that lead to skin deterioration including sun damage and free radicals, but also tackles the internal factors of stress and anxiety. LP Skin Therapy is based on the philosophy – a healthy mind means healthy skin. Each product has a unique blend of ingredients, combining high performance actives and peptides to combat the signs of ageing with ingredients including Nootropic cognitive enhancers which are naturally derived, smart nutrients whose impact on the ability to counter the effects of stress claim to have a positive effect both physiologically and psychologically. Each product is lightly fragranced with scents from Dr. Linda’s homeland of Cyprus, including orange blossom, pomegranate and Cyprus lemons and they are suitable for all skin types. LP Skin Therapy products are priced from £15.00 to £47.00 and are available at Look Fantastic.

Clinique Chubby Stick

Clinique is launching their new Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm next month. The new product has a moisturising formula that uses a blend of shea butter, mango seed butter and jojoba seed oil to help protect lips with lasting moisturisation. Packaged in a shade-matched crayon-esque carrier, the balm-like formula provides stay-true colour and buildable coverage. It will be available in eight shades: Chunky Cherry, Richer Raisin, Super Strawberry, Whole Lotta Honey, Woppin’ Watermelon, Fuller Fig, Graped-up and Mega Melon. The new Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm will be on Clinique counters nationwide from 15 April priced at £13.50 for 1.5ml.


Friday 4 March 2011

Green People Organic Babies Range

GREEN PEOPLE is launching its first fairtrade certified and certified organic baby products for the upcoming Fairtrade Fortnight (28 February – 13 March). The new Organic Babies by Green People range includes Soothing Baby Salve and Nappy Cream Baby Balm that contain Fairtrade Shea butter from a Women’s Cooperative in Northern Ghana. This ensures the producers receive a fair price for the butter, which in turn ensures the community of 600 women benefit from a fair wage and good working conditions. The third offering, New No Scent Baby Oil, is made with certified Fairtrade and organic Sesame Oil from a 3,500 farmer-owned co-operative in Nicaragua. Green People’s new collection is priced between £9.45 and £9.95 and is available from March at Waitrose and John Lewis and online at http://www.greenpeople.co.uk/

Pampered Feet with Saicara

SAICARA has introduced a brand new range for in time for Summer 2011. New products offered include Foot Bath Relax, Foot Smooth, Foot Peeling, Foot Repair, Body Fizzy Gel and Foot Fresh and Silk. The Foot Repair cream (pictured here) moisturises and regenerates rough and sensitive skin with evening primrose oil, coneflower and horse chestnut extracts. Foot Repair relieves pressure points and itching with allantoin, provitamin B5 and urea, which also provide additional protection from drying and help hard cracked skin regain its smoothness. Saicara’s natural botanical collection has ingredients including pomegranate, red vine leaves, shea butter, mango extract, papaya and macadamia nut oil. The new collection available now online at http://www.saicara.co.uk/ priced between £4.25 and £9.50.


Thursday 3 March 2011

Liz Earle Mother's Day Gift Ideas

LIZ EARLE Naturally Active Skincare is introducing a selection of Mother's Day gifts this month. The Exclusive Mother's Day gift contains travel sizes of the Superskin Moisturiser, Concentrate, Body Cream as well as a sample size of Eye & Lip treatment and is available from 7 March priced at £30.00. Also available is the Ultimate Hamper, pictured here, which includes a large selection of naturally active face and body treats and is priced at £177.30. A Cleanse & Polish Subscription, £159.00, allows 100ml of the product to be delivered for 12 months alongside two muslin cloths. Liz Earle products are available from standalone stores and selected stockists.


BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir

BVLGARI is about to launch its latest fragrance Mon Jasmin Noir. The ingredients of Mon Jasmin Noir combine to create a floral, feminine fragrance with top notes of golden cedrat and fresh muguet. Mid-notes are made up of sambac jasmine absolute and angel wing jasmine, while notes of cashmere, cedar and patchouli are featured at the base. Mon Jasmin Noir is exclusively available from Debenhams from 2 May and then from selected department stores Nationwide from 16 May. Jasmin Noir will be priced at £34.00 for 25ml, £55.00 for 50ml and £70.00 for 75ml. The new fragrance will be supported by an advertising campaign fronted by actress Kirsten Dunst.

Wednesday 2 March 2011

BOO BOO Luxury Mummy Spa Kit

BOO BOO is launching its Luxury Mummy Spa Kit in time for Mother's Day. This is a glossy-boxed, luxury take-home spa kit which leaves skin feeling soft, supple and glowing. The set contains three products: Bosom Buddy with gingkgo biloba and centella to leave breasts toned and firmed; Miracle Oil with passion flower and argan oils to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and nourish skin; and Silky Soft Body Wash, with white water lily and avocado oil to soften, tone and cleanse. The new kit will be available from Harrods, Wholefoods and http://www.boobooshop.com/ from March priced at £37.99.


Creme de la Mer indroduces The Radiant Serum

Creme de la Mer launched their Radiant Serum on 1st March, which promises to be a ground breaking new potent treatment designed to illuminate and balance the appearence of skin, awakening its natural ability to reflect and transmit light.

I tried a little sample of the serum yesterday, it was nice had a nice scent but nothing different or amazing that deserves a £215 price tag... yes thats right the tiny 30ml sized bottle costs £215!

Do you think we pay for the brand name rather than the product?

M.A.C Cosmetics New Collection for 2011

M.A.C are set to launch three new collections for April 2011. The Quite Cute range (pictured here) contains Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, Nail Lacquer and three Lip Pencil shades. Bronze Everyday contains: Skinsheen Leg Spray, Lustre Drops; and two new shades of Mineralize Skinfinish/Natural plus Mineralize Skinfinish and Bronzing Powders. Finally, the new Primed For Perfection range comprises Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye, a lightweight solution for puffy, tired-looking creases and bags that targets the three main causes for dark under eye circles – pigmentation, visibly weakened capillaries and shadowing – while illuminating the eye area with optical effects for luminosity. The new collections will be available from MAC stockists priced from £9.00 to £33.00.

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