Mar 5, 2012

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Clarks Licorice boots; An enthusiastic review

Not so long ago I went to the Clarks Press day and was pretty much blown away by how far the brand has evolved from its Mumsy roots. Stunning shoes, amazing prints- it was endless the amount of shoes I actually coveted.

Clarks sent me a pair of Licorice tan leather riding boots to trial and I was immediately surprised by how classy they looked. I loved the two tone tan colour and they were very comfortable. I was a little confused with their being TWO zips- one side, one at the back, and I guess that’s so you can adjust it if you have wide calves. I left my back zip half undone as I thought that looked better.

[Modelling them with Polka Dots at an awards show]

 

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Mar 2, 2012

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Nicole Scherzinger to release budget stick on ImPress nail range

Nicole Scherzinger is known for her effortlessly long legs, her rather sexy dresses and her odd taste in boyfriends. Oh yes, and the Pussycat Dolls, X-Factor and so forth. Seems about time she got on that moneytrain, and she’s now releasing a line of ‘Press on Manicures’ by Broadway Nails. Called the Nicole Scherzinger’s Signature Series for imPRESS, the limited edition range will be out soon and offers a variety of nail shades.

Apparently they were inspired by Hawaii, and they’re using a troipical colour palette of blue skies and hibiscus flowers.

“I am thrilled to introduce my new Limited Edition Nicole Scherzinger Signature Series for imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, nine new inspired styles for a super-easy, salon perfect manicure in seconds,” she is quoted as saying, a sentence that no normal person COULD say without gulping water halfway through. What I’ve taken from that mouthful is that there will be nine colours (which you can also work out by looking at the picture) and that they should be affordable.

Would you buy them?

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Mar 1, 2012

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Dolce and Gabanna Spring 2012 Pastel Collection

Summer may still be a fair bit away, but with changing daylight hours and the lack of snow (finally) it’s time we all starting embracing pastel perfection and spring prettiness. I’m totally loving the new Dolce and Gabbana Spring Beauty collection, as the fresh colours are a balm for these grey days and the palette of mint green, blushing lilac, baby blue and pretty pink are ultra feminine and so fresh to look at.

I love how the collection combines coloured liners with glosses, eyeshadows and nail colours and it’s hard to choose which shade I’d want to start with. Maybe I’d go childlike and do a different colour per nail (but not per eye; hey, I’m not that crazy).

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Feb 29, 2012

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Dior Les Violets Hypnotiques from Christian Dior gives us all purple passion

When Dior create a new nail shade the fashion set sit up and take note, as their nail shades are indicative of trends in styles to come for the next year. It seems we’ve moved away from the dull taupe of last season  ( I hate the word Greige) and taken on a more lilac hue. The Christian Dior Les Violets Hypnotiques nail collection features three purple-icious shades which are called Poison 996, Orchid 981 and Shadow 783. I’m not sure which is which, but would guess that Poison might be the darkest shade , whilst the other two seem more ruby hued.

I’m a big fan of purple and think these will look great on nails, though it’s fairly unusual creating such a dark palette when we’re starting to look towards summer. Still, Dior has never tried to fit in with the norm, and that’s why they’re so coveted.

Will you be getting these new shades?

£17.50 for one, out March 5th at Harrods.

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Feb 29, 2012

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Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden review: From a Non Blogging Viewpoint


I recently received a gift voucher for a Sanctuary Spa 50 minute treatment  massage. I was happy to get the voucher- I’ve previously been to the Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden on a press trip and was looking forward to getting more of the same pampering. I’d had a great time last time- as an official member of press/blogger- so expected the same treatment this time around.

I know that being a member of press does sometimes get you better perks/treatment, but I was unaware how much of a difference it would make at what I thought was a five star spa.

Booking in was easy enough I called up, gave the appointment code and then was told when to come in and to make sure I had an extra 15 minutes to get ready. I was also ‘softly’ sold the idea of paying for staying for the rest of the day at the spa, but politely declined.

I arrived with around 20 minutes to spare before my appointment. The spa was very busy and crowded (it was a Sunday) and it took around 20 minutes for me to be seen at the front desk- at which point I said I was running late for my appointment.
‘We’ll hurry you through’, I was told and was taken through the changing room to get my locker key. I then waited another 5 minutes before 2 more guests were shown in and we were all handed keys at once from the overworked bathroom attendant.

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Feb 28, 2012

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Kaoir Makeup is neon-licious

I’m a sucker for a new makeup brand, and can’t believe I’ve never stumbled across Ka’oir before. With designs that make them look like a lovechild of Illamsqua and MAC and prices that seems a little more pocket friendly they seem to produce some really cool stuff. OK, I have no idea how to pronounce the name ; Kay’orr, Key-aw, so whatev, but the fact remains they ‘re doing really interesting things makeup wise.

They make a point of not testing on animals, but I have no idea how long they’ve been trading/ where they are from etc, as they seem pretty secretive online. I’m just going to go with calling them KAOIR for SEO purposes (don’t hate me) and love how many shade options they have- it’s unreal!

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Feb 27, 2012

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Favourite Fashion Week Makeup Looks NOT to try at home

Prabal Guring : Makeup by MAC

London Fashion Week has been and gone (as has New York Fashion Week for A/W 12) and blogs have been full of the best hair, best looks, best blah-di-dah. I’ll be honest with you- most makeup looks ARE not wearable and pretending they are is essentially saying that if you just wear a touch of nude lip gloss and a blue eyeliner you’ll have recreated the look of the Prabal Guring show (see above). You WON’T have, you’ll just have been ‘inspired’ by it and that’s pretty blah.

So, I offer you no ‘how to’s’ or ‘use such and such to recreate this’, instead I offer you unashamed ‘Wow To’s‘, my version of what I think is simply beautiful makeup wise, and whilst it won’t be a ‘trend’, it’s eye candy to those who love makeup artistry.

Zac Posen: Makeup by MAC

Click through for green girls, blue eyes and orange brows. Yes, REALLY.

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Feb 26, 2012

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Beauty Blogging Link Love: Late Feb 2012

Beautifully Addicted To…. shows you how to create Galaxy Nails.

Musicalhouses takes a look at Benefit’s latest boxed blush offering, Benefit Hervana!

Tigers get frisky on Valentine’s Day as Addicted to Beauty enjoys London Zoo’s viral campaign.

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella tries two of the Edward Bess Quad Royale and is positively surprised!

Dry skin got you down? Kajal Couture lets you in on an AMAZING new body moisturizer collection from Burts Bees.

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Feb 26, 2012

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The Botox headband; a.k.a the Oyasumi Goodnight Brow Stretcher

Getting wrinkles is an inevitable part of ageing, but something the many people fear, hence the rise in anti ageing products and the use of cosmetic treatments such as Botox to counter this. Well, I’ve just learnt of a new product that promises Botox like results, minus any needles- bonus.

What is this miracle device you ask? Well, it’s the Oyasumi Goodnight Brow Stretcher, a made in Japan product (sorry) which involves wearing a headband at night. The science behind the headband is that it ‘fights wrinkles by stretching the skin’, which is logical-ish, if skin really worked like that.

More convincing is the fact that on the inside of the band there are infrared dots that work to heat up the skin, with silicone and hyaluronan materials moisturising the brow area. OK, they don’t fully explain how these work together, but if you’re needle phobic this is a relatively inexpensive way to start the anti ageing process.

One question though; Will looking this stupid give you extra stress (which causes wrinkles?). It’s your call…

$58 from Japan Trend Shop

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Feb 24, 2012

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Organic and fruity hair styles- artist Takaya goes literal

Hair styles have been pretty creative lately as London Fashion Week has seen models with all sorts of strange coiffured designs perched atop their head, but nine have been quite so fruit-a-licious as these fruit and veg hair decorations from Japanese artist Takaya . The designs are called “Organic Hair Styling”, and it’s certainly a new way to get your five a day!

[via Trendy Girl]

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