Gentle, But Effective! Straight & Glossy by Schwarzkopf

I've had probably the gentle-est blow-dry I've ever experienced, courtesy of Schwarzkopf and Valerie of Brooks & Brooks Hairdressing.  But don't be fooled (as I previously was) that gentle cannot equate to effective....oh no! Not at all!  My eyes have been opened to the right way to blow dry my hair (and save me many hours of arm-ache as I…

Indian fashion babes – your time has come!

Now, I know this isn't a beauty update, but I'm sure you'll forgive me, especially if you live in the sub-continent!Hot off the press - here it is! Zara, the Spanish fashion retailer opened three stores in the country within the last five weeks!  The brand made its debut on the Indian market through a joint venture with Trent Ltd.,…

Going Nude!

Let's face it, even on the days when we say we're not wearing any make-up, we won't really set foot outside the house without some tinted moisturiser, or a quick slick of mascara just to open up the eyes.  And yes, lipgloss or a shiny lipbalm DOES count as make-up!!!So today's challenge to myself was absolutely no make-up AT ALL!…

Love is in the Air, so Marry Me!

Love is in the air.... or at least, it's scenting the air all around.New fragrance launches in the offing include Lanvin's Marry Me and Chloe's Love, Chloe.  Both  gorgeous bottles and romantic fragrances. (Picture above also includes Paco Rabanne's Lady Million, shaped like a gold ingot - subtle? Not!)Both are set to hit the stores in August, each with a…

Ultra Body, Ultra Detox….Ultra ME!!

So, I've come to the end of my month's worth of the Ultra-Body Detox that I was testing out, and I'm happy to say, I can see the difference.Without changing my diet, my workout programme, or anything else for that matter, this yummy powder, added to water and drunk once a day, has worked it's magic to flush out all…

Roger Vivier debuts first signature fragrances

Well, that's it! I'm officially bought and sold - ten times over!Roger Vivier, purveyor of some of the finest shoes ever seen, is launching a range of five signature scents for women which will be sold exclusively in the Vivier boutiques from the end of September. Not sure that I get that entirely - I'd like the first signature scent…

Gucci’s Guilty

No, not literally! In fact, there's not much I want to say about the new fragrance launch from Gucci, (set to hit Harrods and Selfridges in August, and worldwide in September), I just LOVE the image from the ad......... always nice to have a little flesh on show! Feeling all hot and bothered now!Looking forward to trying the fragrance and…

Mac’s Venomous Villains

I'm not quite sure what to make of the new Disney Villains collection from MAC, due to be launched at the end of September. Featuring some of Disney's evilest villains - Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations), the Evil Queen (Snow White), Maleficient (Sleeping Beauty) and Dr Facilier (The Princess and the Frog), the range will feature 40 bright and beautiful…

Nars and Daphne Guinness

How cool to be a muse for a make-up brand? And not just any brand, but Nars, no less! While I continue to dream that one day my day will come, in the meantime, take a look at the new campaign for the Autumn range from Francois Nars. It features Daphne Guinness in a beautiful shot, with the most beautiful…