Monday, 31 January 2011

D&G The Secret Garden Collection Makeup Launch

Dolce  & Gabbana is to launch its latest make-up range - The Secret Garden Collection - next month. Products available include Lipstick, Lipgloss, Eye Shadow, Eyeliner, Mascara, Blush Cheek Colour and Nail Lacquer. Dolce & Gabbana is also introducing a new product: The Illuminator (pictured here), a versatile powder in a signature gold compact that adds highlights of shimmer and shine. The palette will include warm nudes, cool neutrals, pastel blushes, pinks, silvery greys and floral highlights of lilac and pale turquoise. The new collection is priced between £16.00 and £35.00 and launches into Harrods from 15 February.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Cane + Austin Beauty Products

Cane + Austin is a new range of beauty products based on power of Glycolic Acid which corrects hyper-pigmentation and discoloration and is effective in reversing sun and free-radical damage. This key ingredient goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the 'glue' which holds dead skin to the surface, removing the dead skin cells that clog pores, resulting in a smoother, radiant complexion and more youthful appearance. Products available include Retexturising Treatment Pads and Acne Treatment Pads both priced at £48.00. Cane + Austin is available exclusively at Space NK stores, online at www.spacenk.com and by mail order (020-8740 2085) from February 2011.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Guerlain new Fragrance Idylle Duet


GUERLAIN is launching its new fragrance, Idylle Duet, this February. The new scent, created by Thierry Wasser, concentrates on two main notes woven closely together: rose and patchouli, but also has hints of jasmine, peony, freesia, lily-of-the-valley and lilac. Idylle Duet is presented in the same bottle as Idylle, but the fragrance is tinted amber and the case has been recreated with an Art Nouveau design. The new fragrance is available nationwide from 6 February exclusively as a limited edition Eau de Parfum, priced at £43.00 for 35ml and £63.00 for 50ml.

Matalan Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, if your still feeling the pinch after Christmas, pop to Matalan for gifts if your on a budget. Here are a few of my top picks from http://www.matalan.co.uk/ 
Luxurious Super Soft Dressing Gown in navy - £12
  

Indulge with Jame Tanners selection of continental Chocolates was £4 now £1
 
Heat Changing Message Mug -
Just add hot water and see what appears! £5 
 
High Shine Oxford Toe Cap Shoe - £22

Fashion Skinny Black Tie £3

Vintage Straight Fit Jean £14


Jeff Banks Cotton Knitted Boxer
with button fly detail in black - £7

 

Wolsey pure Lambswool crew neck jumper (comes in a range of different colours)
£16


Budget Valentine Gift Ideas from Matalan

Red & Black underwear set - £12
Make Valentines day a day to remember with this selection of gorgeous lingerie and nightwear from Matalan. From fun retro vibrant red polka to seductive red and black lace or sweet heart prints on satin to snuggly cotton PJ's. Whatever your style or plans this Valentines day Matalan have something to suit, especially if you're on a budget.
Silk night dress - £6


Pale Pink underwear set - £12

Retro red & white poka dot underwear set - £10
Celebrate valentines for less this season at http://www.matalan.co.uk/

Friday, 28 January 2011

Black Chicken Remedies Love Your Body Oil

Black Chicken Remedies is set to launch Love Your Body Oil, the first 100% natural product from the Australian brand, which is launching exclusively on Selfridges.com in February. Love Your Body Oil, for both men and women is a natural, aromatherapy product made from a combination of twelve remedial oils - avocado, rosehip, hazelnut, coconut, vitamin E and essential oils of sandalwood, geranium bourbon, patchouli, lavender, carrot , ylang ylang ,and nutmeg. This mixture of ingredients helps to rehydrate skin in a chemical free way, providing long-lasting moisture to relieve the drying effects of the elements and prevent signs of ageing in both women and men. Love Your Body Oil is available at http://www.selfridges.com/ from February 2011 priced at £45.50 for 100ml.

Salvatore Ferragamo introduces new male fragrance

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO introduces new male fragrance F By Ferragamo Pour Homme Free Time. Available from March, it is a sophisticated fragrance with a woody signature and is targeted at the young metropolitan man. The new fragrance comprises zesty notes, blending with pink pepper and ginger. Cedarwood and vetiver are also key ingredients within this scent. F By Ferragamo Pour Homme Free Time Eau de Toilette Spray is available in three sizes: £52.00/100 ml; £39.00/50 ml; £29.00/30 ml.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Elemis New Melting Cleansing Gel

Elemis are launching a new Melting Cleansing Gel contains a Polysaccharides rich formulation, Argan Oil, Rice Silk, lipid rich Assai Fruit and anti-oxidant Rosemary help to loosen dirt to cleanse at a deep level. Melting Cleansing Gel is suitable for all skin types and is even gentle on sensitive skin. The new gel will be available from February 2011 at http://www.timetospa.co.uk/, nationwide spas, salons and selected John Lewis, Debenhams and Harvey Nichols department stores priced at £19.40 for 125ml.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The Sanctuary

THE SANCTUARY is set to introduce the new Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Pore Refiner and Matte Perfecting Hydra Lotion which will be available to buy from 1 February. The Exfoliating Pore Refiner, priced at £10.29, cleanses and exfoliates for a fresh-faced complexion, while Eco-particles open clogged or enlarged pores and focus the scrub on enlarged pores to leave skin purified. The Matte Perfecting Hydra Lotion, priced at £13.29, targets oily skin and prevents blocked pores, unwanted shine and blemishes. The lotion is balanced to hydrate skin where needed and can be used before putting on make-up for a matte finish. The new products will be available from Boots stores nationwide and http://www.thesanctuary.co.uk/

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Product Rave: Batiste Nude Dry Shampoo

I have been a fan of the original Batiste Dry shampoo for some time now, but at times the smell of it using it on a morning makes me feel a little sickly. I have dabbled with trying out other brands of dry shampoo out there but not found any as good and always come back to Batiste!
Batiste Dry Shampoo banishes oily roots, giving volume and a boost to lifeless hair without the need of any water. A burst of Batiste not only refreshes hair, but leaves it full of body and texture too. If you love batiste but also love the environment then the batiste Nude dry shampoo powder is the non-aerosol eco-friendly option for you!
Nude is the dry shampoo for green girls, it is a concentrated yet gentle formula containing 100% natural powder and fragrance-free. You’ll get lots of uses from this squeezable, recyclable bottle with an easy-to-use nozzle applicator. Go Nude today for clean fresh hair that revitalises greasy, dull and lifeless hair between washes which is plumped up and full of body and texture. Fewer washes are kinder to your hair and the environment too!

I have been enjoying using this for the past few weeks and I’m definitely hooked, I won’t be returning to use the spray in future. The powder is finely milled and invisible when applied to the hair, and has no fragrance. A little goes a long way; I have found the nude powder lasts much longer than the aerosol, so more economical. What’s even better is that if you’re travelling, instead of toting around cans and bottles you can de-cant a small amount of the powder into a travel sized container to take with you.

Prices vary but it’s around £3.50 for 150ml from http://www.batistehair.co.uk/

Have you tried Nude Batiste?

NEOM Luxury Organics Candles


Inspiration is a new candle scent, launching in February, which combines the essential oils of violet with chamomile and cedarwood. NEOM candles are all hand-poured in the UK and made from a blend of vegetable wax and pure essential oils so they also work as powerful holistic treatments. The candles also contain 100% recyclable glass and pure cotton wicks, no paraffin wax or synthetic scents. The new Inspiration Home Candle is priced at £37.50, while the Travel Candle is £13.00. The new NEOM Organics range will launch on http://www.neomorganics.com/

Monday, 24 January 2011

Illamasqua New Lipstick - Sangers

Last Monday Illamasqua announced the arrival of their brand new Throb Collection, and amongst this quintet of delectables, sits the ultimate red lipstick shade - introducing Sangers!



A brand new addition to the rainbow of Illamasqua Lipstick shades, this blood red, highly pigmented shade will give you all the power of an unashamedly brazen femme fatale, allowing you to make a statement that shows the world you mean business.

http://www.illamasqua.com/

Are you a fan of Red Lips?

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Win Aromatherapy Associates Renew Rose Massage & Body Oil

An award-winning blend - natural oils, pure nature with nothing added. An intensively nourishing blend of essential oils, ideal for improving the condition of dry, devitalised or irritated skin and effective in helping to protect against stretch marks during pregnancy. Essential oils tone, whilst evening primrose oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, softens and smoothes the skin.


This light oil is easily absorbed, improving skin texture and with noticeable softening results. Particularly recommended for swimmers, sunbathers and those whose skin is exposed to the elements. Apply daily, or as required, to treat skin for dryness and irritation or to help protect against stretch marks. Dermatologically tested and paediatrician approved.

Key oils:
Rose - euphoric, feel-good oil, renowned for its skin enhancing properties
Neroli - has a soothing effect, relaxing for body and mind
Evening Primrose Oil - with a 10% GLA content, has a highly moisturising and conditioning action: softening, smoothing and optimising the skin’s natural regenerative process

I have a bottle of Aromatherapy Associates Renew Rose Massage & Body Oil worth £36 to giveaway to a lucky Perfectly Polished reader!

The Rules:


This is open to any follower of Perfectly Polished as we will ship world-wide. The giveaway shall close on the 21st Feb at 10pm (UK Time)

1. You must be a follower of my Blog through Google Friend Connect
2. Write a comment below saying 'enter me'!
3. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @perfectpolished and Tweet:
'RT Win Luxury Rose Oil worth £36 for Valentine's Day! Follow Blog & Enter here: http://nblo.gs/dmOF2 @perfectpolished'
4. For extra entries publicise on your blog or website and post the link in the comments below

Good Luck X

Valentines Giveaway Win Lanolips!

This Valentine’s Day make sure your lips are primed and ready for action as you are bound to give more kisses than usual. Lanolips Lip Ointments are more than just a pretty colour. The key ingredient, Lanolin, will keep lips soft, hydrated and totally kissable all day long!



Lanolips 101 Ointment is the ultimate luxuriously creamy balm made with 100% Ultra-pure Medical Grade Lanolin, it is so pure that it can be used on the mouths of newborn babies and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It is a multi-purpose ointment with 101 uses, including: Lips, dry skin, minor cuts, eczema, sunburn, rough cuticles and cracked heals. I have a Lanolips 101 Ointment worth £11.22* to giveaway to a Perfectly Polished reader!

This Valentine’s Day make sure your lips are primed and ready for action as you are bound to give more kisses than usual. Lanolips Lip Ointments are more than just a pretty colour. The key ingredient, Lanolin, will keep lips soft, hydrated and totally kissable all day long!


Lanolips 101 Ointment is the ultimate luxuriously creamy balm made with 100% Ultra-pure Medical Grade Lanolin, it is so pure that it can be used on the mouths of newborn babies and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It is a multi-purpose ointment with 101 uses, including: Lips, dry skin, minor cuts, eczema, sunburn, rough cuticles and cracked heals. . I have a Lanolips 101 Ointment worth £11.22 to giveaway to a Perfectly Polished reader!

The Rules:


This is open to any follower of Perfectly Polished as we will ship world-wide. The giveaway shall close on 14th Feb at 10pm (UK Time)

1. You must be a follower of my Blog through Google Friend Connect
2. Write a comment below saying 'enter me'!
3. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @perfectpolished and Tweet:
'RT Win Lanolips for Valentine's Day! Follow Blog & Enter here: http://nblo.gs/dmFeg  @perfectpolished'
4. For extra entries publicise on your blog or website and post the link in the comments below

I am currently taking the Lanolips 8 Hour challenge so look out for a blog post soon about how I get on..... Good Luck X

*Lanolips 101 Ointment costs £11.22 from http://www.boots.com/

New Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of colour

Batiste have introduced a range of dry shampoos with a hint of colour specifically designed to complement your hair colour whilst instantly giving you clean, fresh hair full of body and texture. Left in at the roots, it’s great for blending in regrowth on coloured or highlighted hair and can even disguise stray greys too.


Brilliant for banishing oily roots and freshening-up dull, lifeless hair – Batiste Dry Shampoo can now bring a little colour to your life! The three new variants, each with a hint of colour to complement light and blonde hair; medium and brunette hair and dark and deep brown hair.


I love the retro feeling packaging and this is a great idea to give a little umphh to your hair colour if it is looking a little dull and washed-out. I have not coloured my hair for a good 6-7 months so my highlights have grown out a lot (long over-due hair appointment needed!) I have been testing out the blonde spray in the range and its great for adding subtle colour to your hair, however I'm not sure if this would work if you had really dark roots. It smells really fresh with a lemon citrus scent and my hair feels quite silky afterwards.

Priced at £3.05 for 150ml from http://www.boots.com/, http://www.superdrug.com/ and all good retailers and pharmacies.

Let me know your thoughts if you try it!

Winner of Bethanie Lunn Fabulousness Guide!


Congratulations to carolane rodrigue you are the winner of a signed copy of Bethanie Lunn's The Modern Girls Guide to Fabulousness!

Stay fabulous ;)

Revlon Fire & Ice Winners!

We have five winners who have all won a set of Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick teamed with the new Revlon All Fired Up Nail Polish! Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter the giveaway and congrats to the winners! Don't worry if you haven't won this time - there shall be many more giveaways in the future so make sure you enter. Currently you can win a set of Dove here - I have five sets to giveway! I also have a couple of valentine giveaways coming up so keep a look out for those.....

The lucky five Revlon winners are:

Lolaa

missy_ellie_uk

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover

Ego Makeup

Ms Buba


I have emailed/tweeted you so send me your addresses and I'll get your prizes sent out to you!

Well done

X

Beat the January Blues with Liz Earle

It’s at this time of year when most of us feel we are in need of a little extra comfort and tender loving care; its cold and grey outside, the evenings are long and dark, and last months festivities have left both our bodies and bank balances running on empty. A great tip for the New Year is to mix two products together as this can give your skin extra benefits, make each product go further and save time! Invest in products that you can combine for added, double dosage benefits to optimise your beauty routine and budget.


I have raved many times about Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish. A great tip from Liz Earle is to DIY blend Cleanse & Polish mixed with Brightening Treatment Mask as it will give your skin extra instant radiance. With soothing organic aloe vera, purifying white clay and stimulating camphor oil, the Brightening Treatment Mask provides a revitalising quick-fix to reveal a glowing, healthy complexion. This fantastic combination is the perfect cleansing solution for busy mornings when you need that added boost. Liz Earle always uses the Brightening Treatment Mask before TV appearances and events as it lifts and brightens her skin tone instantly. Whenever you are in a rush, mixing it with Cleanse & Polish delivers a quick, effective solution.

What are your New Year skincare rituals?

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Golden Globes Hair Trend: Ballerina Bun

Following Sunday’s glamorous Golden Globe Awards, Natalie Portman scooped the Best Actress Award for her lead role in thriller, Black Swan and all things ballet are leading the way in the fashion stakes, follow our four simple steps to A-lister glam to achieve one of the hottest looks for the season, the perfectly prim Ballerina Bun. Whilst we may not have received an invitation to the red carpet, the ceremony has inspired us. To celebrate, Active Beauty is offering up to 60% off RRP on the appropriately named, Goldwell, renowned for their approach to coloured hair.
You shall need:



1) Begin by prepping hair with Redken Styling Volume Touch Control and blow-dry until smooth.
2) Using a brush to ensure all strands are captured, pull hair back into a tight ponytail positioned high on the crown.
3) Twist the hair, firstly whilst it’s in the ponytail to create a smoothed surface and then into a bun, tucking the ends underneath. Secure with Kirby grips which have first been sprayed with L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray for extra hold.
4) Spray Bumble & Bumble BB Big Shine onto palms and smooth through the scrapped back hair. This helps to control how the spray is dispersed. Finally, spritz the bun directly to keep in place.

You could adapt this style and make it your own by creating a messier do. Are you a fan of the sleek Ballerina Bun?

Eyeko Ambassador Commission Scam?

I don’t normally get involved in all the Twitter dramas and try to steer clear of the Beauty Blogging Bitching but this matter I feel I need to speak out about as it’s clear that a lot of people know nothing about it! I feel strongly that its unfair, misleading and exploiting bloggers.

So how does the Eyeko Ambassador scam, I mean scheme, work? If you are to purchase something from Eyeko’s website (used to be when you spent £10, now it’s £15) you would enter a Eyeko Ambassador Code, and in turn you would receive a free gift with your purchase. The Eyeko Ambassador would then receive a 15% commission on the amount purchased, so everyone’s a happy bunny (or so they would be if the scheme actually worked out that way!)

I joined the scheme a few months back but it wasn’t until I attended the Eyeko Blogger Event that I was given cards to promote my Eyeko code and learnt more about it. I was happy to get involved and promote Eyeko products, as I do genuinely like them and I thought the scheme was a good way of earning a bit of extra cash myself and also readers would benefit by receiving a free gift with purchases so everyone’s a winner! We were all told that the commission would be paid on a monthly basis (if the amount was over £5), if not the amount would roll onto the next month, which is only fair right?

I’ll admit I’ve been confused by some of the mixed ‘vague’ messages that Eyeko sends out, I heard that a few Ambassadors had been told they MUST write about Eyeko products every 2 weeks or their account would be deleted? There are only so many Eyeko products out there and it’s going to become very boring writing and reading about the same product reviews in the beauty blogging world! I have also heard from several people that they have entered my Eyeko code but not received their free gift. I don’t intend to mislead anyone so this is why I have chosen to speak out about it!

Eyeko do not pay for PR, or advertising instead choosing to get beauty bloggers and Eyeko Ambassadors involved to ‘spread the love’ and rely heavily on Online Social Media to promote products. You may/may not be aware of how stupidly expensive advertising costs to companies and also the value of good PR! As far as I’m aware Eyeko don’t pay bloggers to talk about products, instead offer the incentive commission scheme.

It wasn’t until I started asking questions about when the commission would be paid that eventually after several frustrating emails I got a clear answer: Eyeko DOES NOT pay out commission if £5 hasn't been reached in a month and this amount is NOT rolled onto the next month. So what happens to this commission money? As yet I have had no answer from Eyeko but was informed by another Eyeko Ambassador that they are reviewing the way the scheme works at their next meeting......

Given there’s over 10,000 Eyeko Ambassador’s, if each of these were to earn say £4.99 every month in commission for a whole year that’s a hell of a lot of money not being paid out! Surely if Eyeko don’t pay this commission money out to ambassadors then they should at least do the moral thing and donate it to charity not keep it for themselves?

Let me know what you feel about this matter in the comments below or you can Tweet me!

How do you feel about Bloggers being exploited and treat unfairly?

New CID i-blush compact

CID is set to launch the new illuminated i-blush Compact. The new addition consists of New CID's Sirocco highlighter and Ice Pop pinky blusher. The compact will add instant radiance to the complexion and also includes a light and mirror to assist in application. It will be available from House of Fraser, Debenhams and http://www.newidcosmetics.com/  from May 2011 priced at £24.00.

The Help: a Heart, Nominate your Hero Campaign

I'm a little late posting about this campaign as it launched on Monday 17th Jan (i've just moved house and had no internet access!) but better late than never ey?!

I was asked to spread the love of a special campagin to celebrate your unsung heroes and in turn they could win an exclusive Heart Warming Hamper! The Help: a Heart, Nominate your Hero campaign invites you all to nominate your own everyday heroes in your lives – the people that regularly perform acts of kindness that perhaps get taken for granted – and give your reasons why that person is special.

The most compelling entry each week for four weeks will win an exclusive breakfast-in-bed Healthy Heart Warming Hamper, which will be delivered to the person they have nominated as their hero with a personalized note saying ‘you’re my hero’. The first winner will be chosen on Friday 21 January, with subsequent winners announced every Friday, ending 11 February.

How to nominate your hero:

Stating who your hero is, their relationship to you and why they are your hero:

•Leave a comment

•Email : HelpaHeart@workswithwater.co.uk

Tweet using the hash tag #HelpaHeart in your tweet

•Write on their Facebook wall

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them in the comments box below!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Pantene new Colour Seal Concentrate

Pantene is introducing new Colour Seal Concentrate which helps to lock in hair colour. It uses a patented technology to create a thin, veil-like layer along the hair fibre, mimicking the hair’s natural f-layer which is lost in the colouring process. As well as locking in colour, the new concentrate provides shiny, healthy looking hair and can help undo the signs of winter damage. The Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect Colour Seal Concentrate is available from February at supermarkets and pharmacists nationwide priced at £3.99 for 58ml.

M2BROWS Eyebrow Renewing Serum



M2BEAUTÉ introduces Eyebrow Renewing Serum M2BROWS, aimed at brows that may be over-tweezed or sparse in appearance. Its blend of activating and nourishing ingredients claim to provide completely restored eyebrows within a few weeks. Modified and carefully dosed active complex MDN* is the key ingredient which is enhanced by Black Sea Rod Oil to stimulate the eyebrows at their roots therefore restoring, replenishing and transforming them. Additional conditioning ingredients include Biotin (Vitamin B7) to strengthen brow and Prodew 300 to absorb and binds moisture. M2BROWS is priced at £130.00 and is available from 24 January in Harrods and online at http://www.harrods.com/

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Kate Garey Valentine Beauty Bags

British designer Kate Garey has launched some cute new cosmetic bags all 'Love' themed - which would make perfect gifts for valentines day.



I really love this cute 'tea loves toast' design beauty/cosmetic bag - they are made from a very soft material and very roomy inside - perfect to use as either a makeup bag or when travelling to store your beauty products inside. They are made from recycled canvas & floral cotton lining and priced at £14.99 each. As you will know I travel a lot so let me know if your interested in what I take with me in my beauty bag below in the comments.
To buy and more information please visit: http://www.kategarey.com/

Monday, 17 January 2011

The Extravaganza Complete Kit



The Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Complete Kit features 29 of our best-selling essential, premium and individual brushes. The brushes in this collection are hand-crafted with 18 karat gold-plated ferrules, specially designed to deliver a luxurious makeup application. The kit will be launched on 19th December 2011 to view the complete range of brushes from Sigma you can visit here

I have put this special kit on my wishlist! Are Sigma Brushes on your wishlist?

Swarovski to launch debut fragrance, Aura


Swarovski is to launch its debut fragrance, Aura, along with a bath & body line and new crystal Make-up Jewels. The new fragrance has key notes comprising amber, benzoin, white musk and lychee and is presented in a unique crystal bottle specially created by Swarovski. The new scent is complimented with Perfumed Body Cream, Lotion, Shower Gel and Deodorant as well as Make-up Jewels that are available as asymmetrical pendants decorated with crystals in white and pink, depending on the colour of the make-up inside. The make-up, available in three textures, contains powdered, micronized Swarovski crystals and Crystal Shine pearls that fuse with skin to add luminosity. The new range will be available exclusively at Selfridges from 3 March and then nationwide at selected stores from 31 March priced between £22.00 and £71.00.



Sunday, 16 January 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Connock London

It's less than a month away until Valentine's Day so here are a couple of gift ideas if your stuck for presents. You may remember that I came across Connock's Kukui Oil Wonder Balm which I was really impressed with! Well Connock London have a number of other products in their range which make wonderful gifts and would be perfect for Valentine's Day gifts.


Connock London’s Kukui Oil Candle (£36.80, 252g) – A delicate Kukui Oil Candle is infused with the sensual, exotic fragrance of Hawaiian flowers. Romantic floral notes of Gardenia and Jasmine blend together into a delicious scent that lift spirits with thoughts of happiness, holidays and romance in faraway places.

Connock London’s Kukui Oil Soothing Bath Oil (£42.90, 20ml) - The ideal addition to an intimate bath, this highly conditioning Kukui Oil contains a blend of Kukui, Macadamia and Tamanu to comfort and sooth for incredibly soft skin with a healthy glow.
 
 

Connock London is available at http://www.connocklondon.com/ , Urban Retreat at Harrods and Fortnum & Mason and http://www.beautique.com/

Friday, 14 January 2011

Agent Provocater launch new fragrance


Agent Provocater is launching its latest female fragrance this month. The heart of this new scent, L’AGENT, comprises Geranium Bourbon, Rose de Mai, Jasmin Sambac, Tuberose absolute and Osmanthus. Other key ingredients include Davana Oil, Baies Rose, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood and Angelica. Basenotes comprise Patchouli, Sandalwood, Amber Crystals, Tonka Beans, Rock Rose, Myrrh and Black Incense Musk. The new Agent Provocateur Eau de Parfum Spray is priced at £70.00 for 100ml or £50.00 for 50ml. L’AGENT will be available exclusively with Harvey Nichols from 15–29 January and from 14 February in selected department stores.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

ORLY set to launch into Boots


Orly is launching into Boots this March 2011, adding 14 new shades to it’s Mani Mini colours collection. 48 ORLY Mani Minis colours and 2 treatments will be available online from 8 March 2011 and will arrive in 54 Boots stores nationwide from 9 March 2011.

Price: £5.00 (5.3ml bottes)

http://www.orlybeauty.co.uk/ and http://www.boots.com/

Monday, 10 January 2011

Pure Papaya Ointment

Pure Papaya Ointment is 100% natural and free from petrochemicals. In addition to papaya, active ingredients include soothing calendula, shea butter, jojoba oil, macadamia oil and vitamin E. The papaya/calendula combination is particularly soothing for dry skin and can be used on chapped, dry or irritated skin including face, hands and lips. It helps to protect against the effects of the wind and cold, and due to its skin-nourishing properties, helps to promote skin elasticity.

The new Papaya Ointment from Phytocare will be launching from January 2011, priced at £9.99 for 25g and £19.99 for 100g. Stockists will include http://www.purepapaya.co.uk/ and selected independent health stores.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Giveaway: Win a Set of the New Dove Hair Damage Therapy Range!

January is post party season and with people looking to get back in shape they also need to get back to looking after the locks they abused over the festive period. Dyes, straightening and over-styling has most likely caused a lot of damage so these new Dove products are perfect to get hair back looking beautiful!
Dove understands that hair damage is a fact of life – you aren’t going to stop doing it, and they don’t want you to! The new Dove Hair Damage Therapy range has been specifically formulated with this in mind, providing exceptional damage repair to meet every type of hair need and contains patented Micro Moisture Serum technology for superior surface care. When caring for surface hair isn’t enough, Dove has developed patented Fibre Active technology for unrivalled internal hair repair and incorporated this into a selection of the new Damage Therapy products, to leave hair stronger and healthier than ever.

The patented Micro Moisture Serum technology works in conjunction with the Fibre Actives to restore and replenish hair from the inside out. Rather than just masking the damage as some products can do, the Fibre Actives actually penetrate into the hair’s fibre to repair, protect and condition at the deepest level, while the Micro Moisture Serum technology works to nourish the surface of the hair, from root to tip.

We have five sets of the new Dove Hair Damage Therapy Range to giveaway to our readers!

The Rules:


This is open to any follower of Perfectly Polished as we will ship world-wide. The giveaway shall close on 6th Feb at 9pm (UK Time)

1. You must be a follower of my Blog through Google Friend Connect

2. Write a comment below saying 'enter me'!

3. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @perfectpolished and Tweet:

'RT New Dove Hair Therapy Range Giveaway! Follow Blog & Enter here: http://bit.ly/ebDgEK @perfectpolished'

4. For extra entries publicise on your blog or website and post the link in the comments below
Good Luck X

Vaseline Lip Therapy Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Vaseline Lip Therapy giveaway - the three lucky winners (selected by random.org) are:

Laura
Lucy
Peppadoll

I have tweeted/emailed you so if you can let me know your addresses as soon as possible so I can get your prizes posted off!

Well done! :)

Miners Dip and Define

Miners are introducing the new Dip and Define eye colour range launching in store over the next few weeks. Each loose powder is enhanced with metallic flecks with shimmering undertones. With an innovative spring applicator, Dip and Define allows for precise and intense coverage. Available in six soft and blendable shades including Damson Dust, Cosmic Copper, Cloud 9, Khaki Gold, Deep Cornflower and Rough Diamond, the Dip and Define eye colours are priced at £3.49 each.

http://www.miners.co.uk/

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