Thursday 30 June 2011

Fiat 500 by Gucci

Do you remember lusting after the special edition matt black and Shocking Pink Fiat 500 last year? To celebrate both the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy and Gucci's 90th anniversary, the two have collaborated to bring the Fiat 500 by Gucci. Gucci and Fiat are proud to unveil the special edition of the iconic Italian Fiat 500 customised by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat's Centro Stile.

This cool collaboration between two of Italy's most respected brands represents the perfect combination of craftsmanship and style and was launched on the opening day of Milan Fashion Week. The black and white colours of the 500byGucci, in unique eye-catching glossy pearl glass paint complement one another: black – with detailing in shiny chrome paired with interiors that contrast sharp black and white – for a contemporary and racy feel; white – with satin chrome detailing and ivory and black interiors – for a softer, sophisticated look.

Calling all fashionistas, the 500byGucci will be available in the UK, initially will be only available exclusively online, with two brilliant engines: the nimble yet economical 1.2 litre – which will cost £14,565 OTR – and the award-winning 0.9 litre TwinAir, priced at £15,765 OTR.

The fully automated on-line sales scheme allows customers to pay a deposit, order it directly from the factory, track the car’s progress, make a final payment and even arrange special delivery of the car to their home.

Fiat 500byGucci will be available in the UK this summer, you can visit to be kept up-to-date when the car launches.

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Wednesday 29 June 2011

Boudoir Prive

Boudoir Prive are reinventing the contemporary boudoir and revolutionizing the way cosmetics are sold online, by giving women the luxury of discovering new beauty products in the intimacy of their own room by introducing the ‘Beauty Box’.

The concept works very similar to Glossybox (Or Birch Box if you are in the US) which will enable consumers to try products before you buy. For a monthly membership of £10 per month, members receive a beautiful Boudoir Prive box, direct to their office or home, containing six exciting expertly selected beauty samples which will be a mix of established brands and brand new lines across six categories (skincare, body care, haircare, make-up, fragrance and lifestyle.) Every month the products members receive will change, meaning the surprise element is ongoing, and members are encouraged to offer feedback on their products in return for fabulous discounts in the Boudoir Prive website E-shop if they choose to buy a full sized version of their chosen product.

With the first boxes due to be shipped in July, the excitement is building as beauty enthusiasts and consumers alike flock to sign up for the first round of boxes.

The join the queue and be one of first to sign up to Beauty Boxes check out  

DOVE Nails Inc ' Beauty Collection'

DOVE is celebrating the launch of the new Beauty Finish deodorant by teaming up with Nails Inc. to is give away one of two limited edition nail polishes, Copacabana (Coral) and Havana (creamy pale pink), free with any two Dove deodorants purchased at selected Boots stores. Enriched with a pearlescent beauty mineral that enhances the look and feel of skin, new Dove Beauty Finish deodorant includes effective protection and ¼ moisturising cream. The Dove ‘Beauty Collection’ is available in selected Boots stores nationwide between from now until 12 July priced £2.24 and £3.44 (RRP).

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Debenhams Shampoo Swap in association with Fekkai on 13th July 2011

On the 13th July 2011, Debenhams will be holding a consumer shampoo swapping day in association with Fekkai hair care. All customers can bring in any one branded shampoo, whether empty or full and in return, they will receive a Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Shampoo for free! The shampoo swap will last as long as stock is available.

Fekkai’s Advanced Technician Shampoo is perfect for women with weakened or colour-treated hair. Working in conjunction with a colour complex to reduce colour fading and seal the cuticle with a conditioning layer, Salon Technician protects and conditions for luxuriously beautiful coloured hair while guarding against UV rays.

The swap will be happening across UK and Ireland, in the following Debenhams stores: Wakefield, London Oxford Street, Manchester, Trafford, Glasgow, Preston, Metro Centre, Liverpool and Henry Street Dublin.

And for those who cant make it down to their nearest store, there will also be an online promotion to buy any two Fekkai products and get a Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream for free (1.6oz)

Fekkai Advanced Salon Technician Shampoo is priced at £20 for 235ml - so head down to Debenhams Beauty Hall sharpish on 13th July as I’m sure they will run out of supplies quickly...


M.A.C Semi-Precious, Sized-To-Go & Fashion Flower Collections

M.A.C COSMETICS is introducing three new collections; Semi-Precious, Sized-to-Go and Fashionflower, this coming July and August. Fashion Flower includes a limited-edition beauty powder and shadows, Studio Fix Boldblack Lash, Lipgelée and Summer Shower, an aqua blue lipstick. Sized To Go is a collection of hero products in volumes of 30ml or less: fix +, cleanse off oil, cleanse off oil/tranquil, pro eye makeup remover, demi-wipes, studio moisture cream, strobe cream, green gel cleanser and oil control lotion. In MAC Semi-Precious, four milled gems - bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyrite and lilac lepidolite (pictured here) are present in eye shadows, skinfinish and blush. Completing this collection are two mineralize skincare formulas and four new limited-life split fibre brushes. The three new MAC collections will be available in stores priced between £7.00 and £22.50.

Friday 24 June 2011

REVLON Grow Luscious Range Mascaras and Liners

REVLON is launching the latest addition to the Grow Luscious range, Revlon Grow Luscious Lash Liners (£6.29 each) and Plumping Mascara (£9.99), which are first to the UK mass market. These lash enhancing liners are enriched with botanical and vitamin rich formula to nourish and support healthy lashes at the root, ingredients include wheat germ glycerides, shea butter, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, vitamin E and chamomille recutita flower extract. Shades available include Onyx, Espresso and Emerald. Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara uses a thickening formula for a plumped effect and contains the innovative Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara technology, including a lash enhancing phyto-peptide formula that conditions and strengthens eyelashes to compliment their natural growth cycle. The new Grow Luscious Lash Liners and Plumping Mascara will be available this August at Boots and Superdrug nationwide.

Thursday 23 June 2011

Kate Moss Wears Primark Poncho on her Hen Weekend

Who would of thought that Kate Moss was a fan of Primarni?! The supermodel was spotted on her hen part at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend wearing a designer looking black and white on trend aztec-print cape.

The monochrome poncho retails at £18 from Primark - bargain if you are able to get your hands on it as chances are its now sold out! What do you think of Kate being a fan of the high-street?

Sunday 19 June 2011

Beauty Boxes Flat Top Brush Review

You may remember reading my review of the Beauty Boxes Kabuki Brush, I have since had chance to review the Flat Top Powder 927 Brush. This brush is so versatile, it is brilliant at applying foundation, applies cream blushes (FYI: I’m loving MAC Ladyblush this month – it creates the perfect rosy glow!), powder and bronzer and is great at buffing and blending the 

product into the skin for a flawless finish. 

The brush itself is great quality, crafted from goat hair and although it is densely packed it is incredibly soft. I would compare the shape to my ELF Studio Flat Top Brush (£3.50) which I thought was super soft, but the Beauty Boxes version is far softer in comparison. I have washed the brush several times and it keeps its shape well and there has been no shredding what so ever – which in comparison MAC brushes are terrible for! 

So if you are looking for one brush that can apply foundation, apply cream blusher, powders, bronzer then this is the brush for you! A brilliant brush for travelling if you are trying to pack light rather than taking a selection of different brushes you can manage several jobs with this brush.

The Beauty Boxes Flat Top Brush is priced at £25.45 and is available from 


The Only Way Is Blogging Event

You may of seen my last post on the 'The Only Way Is Blogging' meet-up event. The TOWIB is an open event organised by London Beauty Queen so whether your new to blogging or a pro - everyone is welcome! 

The event is being held on Sat 16th July between 12-5pm at Pitcher and Piano, Holborn, London. 

The plan is to have a few activities happening alongside general chit chat and consumption of food and wine. There shall be a blogger panel Q&A with some of the most well regarded and successful bloggers so everyone can ask those burning questions, as well as getting to meet the faces behind the URLs. There also maybe a hair, makeup and body brand present to offer advice, makeovers, talks on the product and offer samples to take home with you. 

You can RSPV and check out all the details on the facebook event! Let me know if you are planning to come along :)


Wednesday 15 June 2011

Rodial Skinny Beach Discount Offer!

Today I noticed on Rodial's Twitter they were promoting a huge discount on their Skinny Beach line of products. Rodial's products are best known for being super expensive rather than if the face and body products do actually make your boobs bigger, make you appear slimmer or get rid of wrinkles!

With summer approaching, Rodial are offering their Skinny Beach Sticks (RRP £48) and their Skinny Beach SPF15 Tinted Cream (RRP £40) for £14.95 - and even with the shipping cost being £5.99 it is still an amazing saving! 

It is recommended that you take the Skinny Beach Sticks (vitamin food supplement) once or twice a day two weeks before you go on holiday. They promise to slim and tone your body and protect from UV just in time for the beach ( However, I would still use UV protection when in the sun!) The Skinny Beach SPF15 Tinted Cream promises to firm, lift and tone the body and adds a natural caramel sheen to the skin. I'm keen to see if these products actually work!

To take advantage of this offer; click here, add the 2 products to your basket then after you have filled in the shipping details enter the code 'SKINNYBEACHS' in the discount section and it should total £20.94 with shipping with a saving of £73.05! I suspect this offer will quickly sell out!

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


Malibu and Nails Inc The Cocktail Collection Nail Polishes

Malibu and Nails Inc have collaborated to combine cocktail hour with pre-party pampering - limited edition nail polishes. To get your hands on these gorgeous orange, purple and teal shades, you'll just have to buy two Malibu drinks in participating bars, nationwide. Cheryl Cole, Jessica Alba and Nicole Scherzinger have all been embracing the clashing bright colour trend of late, wearing clashing orange and purple.

To find out more, visit

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Exclusive Fabulous Free Nails Inc Polishes!

Hot off the Press is news that The News of the World's glossy mag Fabulous that comes free in every Sunday paper is giving away two free Nails Inc polishes worth £22 to their readers!

The polishes have been created especially for Fabulous, the shades – called Atomic and OMP! (that’s Oh My Pink!) – are sure to be this season’s hottest shades!

To bag the two free nail varnishes, readers need to cut out and collect three of the tokens printed over the next four weeks in Fabulous, starting this Sunday (19th June). They then need to take these to participating Tesco stores from 3rd July to redeem.  Plus, they can treat themselves to a half-price manicure for £14 (usually £28) at any participating Nails Inc salon.


Saturday 11 June 2011

Champneys Spa Micro-Dermabrasion System (Cheap Clarisonic Dupe)

If you are on a budget and been lusting after a Clarisonic, Champneys Spa Mirco-Dermabrasion System is a much cheaper alternative, you can read my review here.

Champneys Spa Micro-Dermabrasion System RRP £19.99 now amazing £6.75!

LEONA LEWIS FRAGRANCES has just released the new limited edition Summer fragrance, Leona Lewis Summer Edition. Her first fragrance came out in 2009 and this new version is a light interpretation of the original fragrance. Mandarin and lemon are present in the top note, this is then followed by a floral duet of rose and jasmine in the min-notes and then cedar and musk in the base. The Leona Lewis Summer Edition is available from the LR Health & Beauty Systems website this month (June) priced at €34.95.

What do you think about Celebrity fragrances?

Friday 10 June 2011

Cowshed Whistles Collaboration

COWSHED has launched a new range in collaboration with fashion brand Whistles; Whistling Cow. This is a line-up of four of Cowshed’s products presented in a signature Whistles High Summer fashion print. Created in celebration of the launch of Whistles first swimwear collection, Whistling Cow features the Whistles ‘Love’ print that appears on a swimsuit and bikini. The range includes: Freshening Hand Wash, £14.00, a cleanser with essential oils of Grapefruit and Petitgrain; Moisturising Hand Cream, £16.00, a hydrating hand cream with essential oils of Grapefruit and Coriander; Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel, £16.00, a cleanser with essential oils of Lavender and Eucalyptus; and Relaxing Body Lotion, £18.00, also featuring Lavender and Eucalyptus oils. Whistling Cow is available to purchase at Whistles stand alone stores nationwide and Cowshed shops, Cowshed Spas and online at 

Bourjois 10 Days Nail Enamel New Colours

BOURJOIS is launching 10 Days Nail Enamel, new nail colours that have long-lasting hold. The exclusive fortifying pro-silicium formula gives nails colour for up to seven days, then the angled touch-up brush can be used to smooth over any chips for an extra three day hold. There are 12 shades available nationwide from 15 June priced at £5.99 each. Bourjois Eyeshadow was initially developed in 1863 and now the new Intense Eyeshadow is set to launch. Designed using 87% mineral pigments, it is hypoallergenic, paraben and fragrance-free and claims to last up to 16 hours. There are 10 Intense Eyeshadows available and will also launch on 15 June, priced at £6.99.

Topshop Make Up New Additions

TOPSHOP MAKE UP has announced new additions to its make-up collection; All Over Sticks for Cheeks, Kohl, Lipsticks, Lip Glaze, Liner and Nail lacquers. The All Over Stick for Cheeks is available in bronze, nude and pink priced at £10.00 each. Pictured here is new Lip Glaze which is available in pink, coral and nude priced at £6.00 each. The new Nail polishes are offered in a range of colours including Bee's Knees (yellow) and Milkshake (pastel pink) and are priced at £5.00 each. The new Lipsticks are presented in brown, nude, bright orange, lilac, coral, pink and coffee priced £8.00 each. Finally, the new Kohl and Liner are priced at £4.00 and £8.00 respectively. The new range is available in stores now.


Thursday 9 June 2011

W7 Festival Kit Giveaway

W7 have introduced a Festival Kit and I have two to giveaway to a Perfectly Polished reader! The kit includes a selection of beauty treats including lip balm, a bang-on-trend Canary Yellow W7 Nail Varnish, Glamorous False Eyelashes and Space Debris Glitter Pots.

The Rules:

This is open to all Perfectly Polished followers world wide and shall close on June 30th 2011 at 11pm (UK Time).

1. You must be a follower of my Blog through Google Friend Connect
2. Simply write 'W7' in the comments below to enter!
3. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @perfectpolished and Tweet:
Have you entered to win a Festival Kit full of Beauty Treats? Enter here: @perfectpolished RT
4. For extra entries publicise on your blog or website and post the link in the comments below

Good Luck x

Meaningful Beauty - Cindy Crawford and Dr. Sebagh Collaboration

MEANINGFUL BEAUTY in partnership with Cindy Crawford and Dr. Sebagh has introduced the new Line Diffuser Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules. The capsule technology ensures all active ingredients are stabilised until use; protected from light, air and bacteria degradation while preventing formula separation that can occur in jars. The single-serving capsules also guarantee the optimum amount of product delivered to the skin with each application. Hyaluronic acid provides short term benefits by diffusing the appearance of fine lines and skin appears more plump. While with regular use peptides help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. The Line Diffuser Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules are available now exclusively from the website priced at £29.95. Meaningful Beauty is developed by Cindy Crawford with skincare expert, and Cindy’s dermatologist, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh.

Cheryl Cole is Auctioning her X Factor Wardrobe

Ever lusted after one of Cheryl Cole’s dresses? Thanks to ASOS, you can get your hands on Cheryl’s very own wardrobe!

Fans will be able to grab a piece of X Factor history, bid for one of the pop star's memorable dresses just by logging on to ASOS online fashion store. Ten designer dresses from the likes of Julien Macdonald and Giles Deacon will be up for grabs, including six items Cheryl wore on the X Factor. A further ten will then be released, with one new dress hitting the site each working day for the next fortnight. 

'When I was clearing out my wardrobe it occurred to me that the clothes I was bagging up for charity could benefit my charity,' explains Cheryl. 'Which is how the idea for the closet auction started.'

The auction will be in a 'lowest unique bid' format, meaning that the lowest monetary amount not bid by anyone else wins the auction. This means that Cole's iconic dresses could potentially own one of Cheryl’s dresses for as little as 1p!

And as well as owning a little slice of pop and TV history, you’ll be giving to charity too, as all the proceeds raised will be donated to the singer’s Cheryl Cole Foundation, which supports initiatives organised by the Prince’s Trust.   

The auction starts on Monday 13th June 9am sharp


Lunch Time Treat : MAC Ladyblush & Pearl CCB

Today I popped into Harvey Nichols on my lunch and treated myself to a couple of must-haves from MAC. I picked up MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base (Frost) to be used as a highlight at the top of the cheekbones and brow bone - it really is amazing and gives subtle light gold shimmer without chunks of glitter. I also picked up ladyblush cremeblend blush which has a nice creamy texture and perks up the cheeks.

MAC Pearl CCB is priced at £13.50 and MAC Ladyblush £17.00 and are available from Selfridges.

What are your MAC must-haves?

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Shatter Effect Nail Polishes from Beauty UK

Since Barry M launched their black shatter polish a lot of brands such as OPI have followed suit and it looks like they are still to be popular trend over the summer! Beauty UK have launched their own version of crackle polishes in pink, black and silver; and if you are on a budget priced at £2.99 each they seem to be the cheapest on the market. I am a big fan of Beauty UK's eyeshadow palettes - they are brilliant size for travel, excellent quality, highly pigmented and amazing value for money.

Shatter Polishes in Punk (Black) and Glam Rock (Silver)

The silver shatter polish was quite thick to apply compared to the black shade but dries almost instantly. From a little bit of experimentation I have found that the crackle effect polishes work better over the top of a polish with a less shiny finish, almost matte finish. I found that once the the shiny polish had the crackle polish over the top the shiny coloured undercoat tended to slide off. I also found that the black crackle polish looks best with nudes and neon brights underneath,whereas thesilver metallic crackle polish looks best with brights and darks underneath for a contrast.

Are you a fan of the Shatter effect?

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment

FRESH is launching the Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15, inspired by the creamy textured, organic honeys of Australia. Complete in a nude shade, this new product contains ingredients: sugar, Meadowfoam, blackcurrant, passion flower and avocado seed oils which are rich in moisturising fatty acids as well as Beeswax, vitamins, A, C & E, Carnauba wax and grapeseed polyphenols. Priced at £14.00, Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SFF15 will be available from July at Fresh London Store, 92 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RD. 

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Amazing Site for Cheap Beauty Deals

Today I came across this Amazing Site which has so many great offers for eating out, entertainment and beauty to name but a few! I couldn't resist buying the Steak Deal - 2 course Meal plus drinks for 2 people at River Plate Argentinean Steak House in Leeds for £8! To my surprise after buying the deal, I got a £5 credit added to my account for my next deal so I of course I splurged on a Shellac Mani & Pedi for £14 - Amazing deal!

Such a great site you should all check out for cheap deals and you can sign up to get daily deals emailed to you so you don't miss any of the offers! Perfect for gift ideas for birthdays or special occasions. You can Sign up here !


DECLÉOR New Aroma Cleansing Moose

DECLÉOR has just launched the new hydra-radiance smoothing and cleansing moose, Aroma Cleanse. This 3-in-1 cleanser offers deep cleansing, skin polishing and perfecting and finally moisturising and plumping. It is targeted towards sensitive and congested skin and contains grape juice, papaya extract and Japanese white mulberry to exfoliate. Neroli essential oil is key for its decongesting and calming properties and hylauronic acid is aimed at increasing the skin's moisture and elasticity levels. Priced at £25.50, the Aroma Cleanse - hydra-radiance smoothing and cleansing moose is available from now at Decléor salons and selected department stores nationwide.


Monday 6 June 2011

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell

JO MALONE is introducing the new Wild Bluebell scent in September. Fresh bluebell and clove form the top notes of the floral fragrance, while Lily of the valley, eglantine and jasmine are found at the heart and white amber and musk at the base. The Wild Bluebell cologne will be available in 30ml priced at £36.00 and 100ml priced at £72.00. Also available in the collection is Body & Hand Wash priced £30.00 for 250ml, Body Creme priced at £48.00 for 175ml, and a Home Candle priced at £38.00. The new collection will be available from Jo Malone Express mail order delivery service.

What is your favourite Jo Malone Scent? 

Laura Mercier Canyon Collection for A/W 2011

LAURA MERCIER is set to launch the Canyon Collection for Autumn/Winter 2011. The range comprises: cheek colour Cheek Mélange (£31.00); Eye Colour (£18.50) in shades - Canyon Clay, Chocolate, Pine Bronze and Cedar; Lip Glacé (£18.50), a rich colour lip gloss in shades of Quartz, Mauve Plum, Desert Rose and Brick; Crème Lip Colour (£18.50), a lightweight lip colour in shades of Bing Cherry and Espresso. The Canyon Collection is available this July at stockists nationwide.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

Illamasqua are soon to be launching their new Skin Base Foundation inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. Easily blend-able, it effortlessly creates a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, it smoothes, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, build-able coverage.

I can't wait to try this out as I'm not a fan of caked on foundation I prefer a much more natural look. The Skin Base Foundation will be priced at £25 and available from 23rd June 2011 from

Sunday 5 June 2011

Did you miss out on the Groupon 12 Month Glossy Mag Subscription ?

Did you miss out on Last Week's Groupon 12 month Magazine Subscription offer that sold out !? Fear not its back for just 24 hours! 

Groupon are offering a 12 month subscription to the following magazines: Vogue, Glamour, House and Garden, Tatler, GQ, Wired, The World of Interiors,Condé Nast Traveller, Easy Living or Vanity Fair for a one-off payment of £19.99.

This deal has the potential to save up to £35.21 depending on which subscription you take out. There's no stopping you buying more than one (would make a perfect gift idea) or if like me you are a magazine addict take advantage of both the subscriptions for Glamour and Vogue!

The deal ends midnight tonight (Sunday 5th June 2011) so if you want to take advantage be quick sign up here!

Yellow Nail Trend Yey or Nay?

Chanel Mimosa

So its that time of the Year again when Chanel brings out its Limited Edition 'on trend' Nail Polish...and this Spring/Summer colour is yellow. Chanel Mimosa is a bright sunshine yellow with gold shimmer and its part of the LesFleaurs d'Ete Collection.  It is hot to be the colour of the season with lots of celebrities,such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani & Lady Gaga sporting yellow nails - the trick is choosing a bright neon shade to prevent your nails looking like you have had too many fags!

Rihanna sporting Yellow Nails and some funky Nail Art

If you don't want to splurge £17.50 for the Chanel version,there are many cheaper dupes out there such as Maybelline's Banana Bamba (£6), Orly Lemonade (£5), China Glaze Lemon Fizz (£5), OPI Buttercup Yellow (£10), Revlon Yellow Nail Polish (£6.49), Models Own  Lemon Sherbet (£5).

So whats the verdict on Yellow Nails, yey or nay? 

Friday 3 June 2011

Deal Alert: Glamour/Vogue Magazine 12 Month Subscription for £19.99

I love the Groupon deals at the moment and thought I'd share with you an amazing deal for all of you that enjoy reading glossy magazines. Groupon are offering a 12 month subscription to the following magazines: Vogue, Glamour, House and Garden, Tatler, GQ, Wired, The World of Interiors,Condé Nast Traveller, Easy Living or Vanity Fair for a one-off payment of £19.99.
This deal has the potential to save up to £35.21 depending on which subscription you take out. There's no stopping you buying more than one (would make a perfect gift idea) or if like me you are a magazine addict take advantage of both the subscriptions for Glamour and Vogue!
The deal ends midnight tonight Friday 3rd June - so be quick and click here if you want to take advantage!!
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